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Washington Theses and Dissertations

  • Schoen, E. R. 2015. Linking individual-level foraging interactions of piscivores to food-web
    dynamics in pelagic systems. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Washington. 229 pages. Download
  • Sorel, M. H. 2015. Food–web implications of reintroducing anadromous salmonids in reservoirs
    on the North Fork Lewis River, Washington. MS Thesis, University of Washington. 123 pages. Download
  • McCoy, A.K. 2015. An Assessment of the Impact of Non-Native Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush and Mysis diluviana on the Growth and Survival of Pelagic Planktivores in Lake Tahoe. MS Thesis. University of Washington. Download
  • Houghton, Juliana. 2015. Do whales hear what we see at the surface? The relationship between vessel traffic and noise levels received by killer whales. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Hansen, A.G. 2014. Persisting in the pelagic: environmental, behavioral, and morphological controls on predator-prey interactions. Doctoral dissertation. University of Washington. Seattle. 165 pages. Download
  • Kemp, I.M. 2014. Spatial-temporal patterns in distribution and feeding of juvenile salmon and herring in Puget Sound, WA. MS Thesis. University of Washington. Seattle. 123 pages. Download
  • Blaud, Brianna M. 2013. Spatial and temporal patterns of fertilization in black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii Leach, 1814): Analysis of surrogate gamete spawning experiments with application towards populations on San Nicolas Island, California. Masters Thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • McPeek, Kathleen C. 2013. Food web impacts of geoduck clam aquaculture practices in Puget Sound, Washington. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Thompson, J.N. 2013. Influence of early life growth and precipitation zone on survival to adulthood in wild Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Skagit River basin, WA. MS Thesis. University of Washington. Seattle. 91 pages. Download
  • Triggs, L. 2013. Establishing endocrine and behavioral parameters of reproduction of Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Boyd, Charlotte. 2012. The predator’s dilemma: Investigating the responses of seabirds to changes in the abundance and distribution of small pelagic prey. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • King, K.A. 2011. Survival and reproduction of Coho salmon exposed to pesticides within urban streams in Western Washington. PhD Thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 176 pp.
  • Orr. Anthony J. 2011. Foraging ecology of immature California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Price, Jennifer L. 2011. Quantifying the ecological impact of geoduck (Panopea generosa) aquaculture harvest practices on benthic infauna. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Yahnke, A.E. 2011. Amphibian reproduction and water quality in stormwater ponds. MS Thesis, Wildlife Science Program, School of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 168 pp
  • Bradford, A. L. 2011. Population characteristics of the critically endangered western gray whale. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • McIntyre, Jenifer K. 2010. Quantifying the impact of urban stormwater on coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kistuch): integrating neurotoxic effects of copper on olfactory-mediated behaviours across life history stages. Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington. December 2010.
  • Stevick, Bethany. 2010. Title to be added. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Mongillo, Teresa M. 2009. Estimated PCB and PBDE accumulation in Southern Resident Killer Whales. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Smith, Heather R. 2009. Fatty acid variation and isovaleric acid in beluga blubber: Implications for estimating diet using fatty acids. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Berge, Hans B. 2009. Limnological influences on the temporal distribution and trophic interactions of fishes in Lake Sammamish. Master of Science Thesis. University of Washington. Download
  • Duffy, Elisabeth J. 2009. Factors during early marine life that affect smolt-to-adult survival of ocean-type Puget Sound Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington. March 2009. Download
  • Lowery, Erin D. 2009. Trophic relations and seasonal effects of predation on Pacific salmon by fluvial bull trout in a riverine food web. Master of Science Thesis. University of Washington. Download
  • Suydam, Robert S. 2009. Age, growth, reproduction, and movements of beluga whales from the eastern Chukchi Sea. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Elfes, Cristiane T. 2008. Persistent organic pollutant levels in North Pacific and North Atlantic humpback whales. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Lander, Michelle E. 2008 Population dynamics and behaviors of Steller sea lions with respect to environmental heterogeneity: Finding the links. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Schoen, Erik R. 2007. Pelagic trophic interactions in contrasting basins in Lake Chelan. Master of Science Thesis. University of Washington. 76 pages. Download
  • Cross, Alison D. 2006. Early marine growth and consumption demand of juvenile pink salmon in Prince William Sound and the northern coastal Gulf of Alaska. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington. Download
  • Moss, Jamal H. 2006. Interannual differences in spatial variability of consumption demand and growth potential for juvenile pink salmon in the Gulf of Alaska with implications for size-selective mortality. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Washington. Download
  • Hoberecht, Laura K. 2006. Investigating the use of blubber fatty acids to detect Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) foraging on ephemeral high-quality prey. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Zerbini, Alexandre N. 2006. Improving precision in multiple covariate distance sampling: A case study with whales in Alaska. Doctoral dissertation. School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Hauser, Donna D.W. 2006. Summer space use of southern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) within Washington and British Columbia inshore waters. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • McCluskey, Shannon M. 2006. Space use patterns and population trends of southern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in relation to distribution and abundance of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) in the inland waters of Washington State and British Columbia. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Agness, Alison M. 2006. Effects and impacts of vessel activity on Kittlitz’s Murrelet in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • London, Josh M. 2006. Harbor seals in Hood Canal: Predators and prey. Doctoral dissertation, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Wang, Susan. 2005. Groundfish habitat associations from video survey with a submersible off the Washington state coast. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle Washington USA.
  • Erickson, Aleta. 2005 Effects of Human Trampling in the Barnacle Zone along a Gradient of Use in Olympic National Park. Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Ruzycki, James R. 2004. Impacts of nonnative lake trout introductions on native fish communities in western North America. Doctoral dissertation, Utah State University.
  • McCarthy, Sarah. 2004. Factors affecting trophic performance of Oncorhynchus mykiss along forest gradients in the South Fork Trinity River watershed, California. MS Thesis. University of Washington. 68 pages. Download
  • Chambers, M.D. 2004. Population structure and recovery dynamics of black abalones (Haliotis cracherodii) from withering syndrome in the California Islands. School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Mazur, Michael M. 2004. Linking visual foraging with temporal prey distribution to model trophic interactions in Lake Washington. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Washington. 179 pages. Download
  • McIntyre, J. K. 2004. Bioaccumulation of mercury and organochlorines in the food web of Lake Washington. MS Thesis, University of Washington. 204 pages. Download
  • Sergeant, Christopher. 2004. Effects of slope, substrate, cover, predators, and ontogeny on lentic habitat preferences of juvenile Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in experimental arenas. MS Thesis. University of Washington. 48 pages. Download
  • Duffy, Elisabeth J. 2003. Early marine distribution and trophic interactions of juvenile salmon in Puget Sound. MS Thesis. University of Washington. 173 pages. Download
  • Bradford, A. L. 2003. Population assessment of western North Pacific gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus). Masters thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • Bradford, A. L. 2003. Population assessment of western North Pacific gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus). Masters Thesis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.
  • Moss, Jamal H. 2001. Development and application of a bioenergetics model for prickly sculpin. M.S. Thesis, University of Washington. Download
  • Overman, N. C. 2001. Bioenergetics and stable isotope analyses of walleye in Lake Champlain. M.S. Thesis. University of Vermont, VT, USA. 153p.
  • Ruediger, Joan L. 1999. Ecological characteristics of abalone withering syndrome in the California Channel Islands: Discovery, effects, and persistence. Masters thesis, Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California USA.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 38

Presentations: 23

 

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Washington
  4. Washington Department of Ecology
  5. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  6. Washington Department of Natural Resources
  7. Washington State University
  8. Wildlife Management Institute