Lab Description

The Heppel Lab is a diverse group of ecologists working on both basic and applied research in the fields of marine ecology, conservation biology, population ecology, and fisheries science. Their students work from the Oregon Coast to the Colombian Pacific to the Gulf of Alaska, specializing in habitat assessment, species interactions, population distribution, and the response of populations to human perturbations. Lab members play active roles in finding solutions to local, regional, and international conservation and management problems.

Principal Investigator(s)
Department Head, Professor of Fisheries
Associate Professor of Fisheries
Graduate Student(s)
  • Linsey Arnold, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Selene Fregosi, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Brittany Schwartzkopf, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Samara Haver, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Alexandra Avila, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Patrick Carilli, MS
  • Claire Rosemond, MS
  • Katherin Lasdin, MS
Research Area(s)
  • Ecology
  • Shifting Ecosystems