Faculty Research Assistants

Amanda Gladics, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 2013-2016, Seabird bycatch, burrow-nesting seabird monitoring methods, common murre diets, diel habitat use by seabirds off Oregon.

Karen Courtot (Fischer), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 2008, North Pacific albatross satellite tracking and diet studies.

 

Graduate Students

Jane Dolliver, M.S. Wildlife Science, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 2019. Using Satellite Imagery to Count Nesting Albatross from Space. 

Stephanie Loredo, M.S. Wildlife Science, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 2015 – 2018, Movement, Dive Behavior, and Habitat-use of Common Murres (Uria aalge) in the Northern California Current System Under Variable Ocean Conditions.

Jessica Porquez, M.S. Marine Resource Management, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 2013 - 2016, Spatiotemporal drivers of seabird distribution at the Pacific Marine Energy Center off Newport, Oregon.  

Cheryl Horton, M.S. Wildlife Science, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 2011 – 2014, Top-down influences of bald eagles on common murre populations in Oregon.

Amelia O'Connor, M.S. Marine Resource Management, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 2011 – 2013, Distributions and Fishery associations of immature short-tailed albatrosses, Phoebastria albatrus, in the North Pacific.

Amanda Gladics, M.S. Marine Resource Management, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 2009 – 2012, Marine predator diets in the northern California current and responses to changing foraging conditions.

Karen Fischer, M.S., Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 2005 - 2008, Marine habitat use of black-footed and Laysan albatrosses during the postbreeding season and their spatial and temporal overlap with commercial fisheries.

 

Field Technicians & Interns

2019

Robert Vargas, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University and Bureau of Land Management. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres and cormorants at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

Cassidy Turner, URSA Engage Intern, Oregon State University. Reproduction and phenology of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon

2018

Christian Cortez, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University and Bureau of Land Management. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres and cormorants at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

Alyssa NelsonQuantifying top-down effects of bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) disturbances on a common murre (Uria aalge) colony

Melaine Birch, Diet of western gulls on the Oregon coast. 

Mackenzie Weber, Variation in phenology and reproductive success of three cormorant species in central Oregon.

Ana Medina. Provisioning rates of common murres. 

Alayna Lawson, CAS Beginning Undergraduate Researcher. Reproduction and foraging ecology of western gulls nesting in different habitats on the central Oregon coast. 

2017

Ana Medina. Provisioning rates of common murres. 

Alayna Lawson, CAS Beginning Undergraduate Researcher. Reproduction and foraging ecology of western gulls nesting in different habitats on the central Oregon coast. 

Isabel Justiniano, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University and Bureau of Land Management. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres and cormorants at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

2016

Denisse Silva, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University and Bureau of Land Management. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres  and cormorants at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

2015

Oscar Garzon. Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

Carlos Lerma, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

Ian Throckmorten. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. Projects: Low-impact monitoring methods of burrow nesting seabirds. At-sea habitat use by seabirds off Central Oregon. 

2014

Lucila Fernandez, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

Alessandra Jimenez, National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate program. Project: Spatial and temporal variation in the diet of the Common Murre (Uria aalge) in the California Current System.

Ian Throckmorten. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. Projects: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon. Low-impact monitoring methods of burrow nesting seabirds. At-sea habitat use by seabirds off Central Oregon. 

2013

Stephanie Loredo, Environment for the Americas, Oregon State University, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon and Community Education

2012

Cherry Alexander, Oregon State University. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Coquille Point, Oregon

Emma Nelson, National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate program. Project: The hunger games: provisioning rates and implications for common murre (Uria aalge) chicks.

Sheena Wheeler, Oregon State University. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Cape Meares, Oregon

2011

Laura Filliger, National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate program. Project: Interannual variation and seasonal changes in black rockfish (Sebastes melanops) diets?

Alexandra Gulick, Oregon State University. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon

2010

Cheryl Horton, Oregon State University. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon

Adrian Lohr, Oregon State University. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon

Leah Segui, National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate program. Project: Species composition and energy density of black rockfish Sebastes melanops diets off Newport, Oregon.

2009

Amanda Stewart, National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate program. Project: Factors affecting intra-colony variation in reproduction of common murres, Uria aalge.

2008

Hannah Waters, National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate program. Project:Common murre diets and effects of ocean conditions on breeding success.

2007

Amanda Gladics: Department of Natural Resources, Oregon State University. Project: Reproduction and diets of Common murres at Yaquina Head, Oregon.

Kirsten Heesacker: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. Project: Outreach display for Oregon Sea Grant visitor center.