Title: Research Intern

Email: lawsonal@oregonstate.edu


Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365

Education: Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University

Research Interests: Interested in the breeding ecology of marine birds, with a specific interest in Western Gulls. 


I am a senior undergrad with the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at OSU. I have always had a love for seabirds, starting when I was 10 and discovered the aviary at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. After volunteering there for six years and interning with their bird department I was hooked. When I transferred to OSU I discovered the seabird oceanography lab thanks to Dr. Don Lyons. With his help, I started an undergrad research project studying the reproductive biology of Western Gulls along the central Oregon Coast. This coming spring/summer will be my second field season, and I am very excited to continue to work on this project.