Katie Stoner


Katie Stoner

PhD Student

Advisor: Don Lyons

Email:  [email protected]

Address: Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97330

Education: B.S. Wildlife Biology & Natural Resource Ecology, University of Vermont 2016

Research Interests: Seabird conservation, foraging and spatial ecology, community ecology, seabird-fisheries interactions

I’ve conducted fieldwork researching seabirds in both tropical and temperate marine systems. This work included two seasons researching Kittlitz’s murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) nesting ecology on Kodiak, AK, two seasons monitoring endangered shearwaters and petrels in Kauai, a season studying Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) in the Ross Sea of Antarctica, and a remote deployment to monitor seabird populations on Chowiet Island, AK.

My research focuses on assessing the conservation status and threats to tufted and horned puffins (Fratercula cirrhata, F. corniculata) breeding in the Kodiak Archipelago within the Gulf of Alaska. Through the lens of puffin winter distributions and diet variability, I aim to evaluate potential trophic cascades linked to pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the North Pacific Ocean.