Friday Harbor Labs NSF/Blinks/Beacon Research Experience for Undergraduates

Summer 2022

Demi Carballosa – The “urch-“ to eat: effect of encrusting bryozoans on the growth and feeding behavior of green urchins

Summer 2021

Maria Garcia – Interactions between Northern kelp crabs (Pugettia producta) and bull kelp (Nereocystis luekeana)

Cara Womacks – Stress eating in kelp crabs: do elevated temperatures change the feeding habits of a macroalgal grazer?

Summer 2020

Muriel Dittrich – Feeding preferences of the Northern kelp crab (Pugettia producta) on Salish Sea seaweeds

Summer 2019

Kasey Cordova – Quantifying Northern Kelp Crab (Pugettia producta) habitat and feeding preferences in the field and in the lab

Declan Farr – Feeding preferences of Northern Kelp crabs (Pugettia producta) on invasive Sargassum muticum as compared to local habitat forming primary producers (bull kelp, eelgrass)

Summer 2016

K. Darby Flanagan – Life or death in the Salish Sea: The impact of biotic factors on the lifecycle of Nereocystis luetkeana (co-mentor with Dr. Megan Dethier)

Bates College

2021-22 Academic Year

Elene Chamberlin – Effects of climate change on the coast of Maine

Henry Hardy – Effects of climate change on the coast of Maine

Maggie O’Neill (postbac scholar) – Life stages and climate change impacts on seaweed; effects of diet on kelp crab growth and molting

Summer/Fall 2020

Josie Carter – Growth and survival of quahogs in a polyculture farm in Maine

James Calhoon – Feeding preferences of red (Mesocentrotus franciscianus) and green (Strongylocentrotus drobachiensis) sea urchins on native and invasive seaweeds in the Salish Sea

Katrina Johnson – Feeding preferences of the Graceful Kelp Crab (Pugettia gracilis) on native and invasive brown algae in the Salish Sea

Lily Nygren – Intertidal community structure near the Harpswell Peninsula (Maine)

James and Katrina kelp deploy seaweed transplant experiments on the FHL dock

Summer/Fall 2019

Bryce O’Brien – Northern kelp crab (Pugettia producta) feeding preferences on bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana): ages and stages

Friday Harbor Labs (Including Research Courses)

Summer 2021 (Marine Subtidal Ecology Course)

Aina Hori, Katie Jones, Caitie Moore, Mei Sulisto – Kelp and Crab Research in the nearshore subtidal

Autumn 2020

Shelby Fox – Kelp crab (genus Pugettia) feeding rates across different temperatures

Autumn 2018

Jenn Allen – Aggressive eats: a love story between a crab and its kelp (co-mentor with Dr. Megan Dethier)

Spring 2017

Sabrina Breton – Kelp diet preferences of the Northern kelp crab (Pugettia producta)

Winslow Lewis – Analysis of the developmental success of Nereocystis luetkeana at varying temperatures

Spring 2016

Gina Rudsill – Examining feeding patterns of three crab species in the Salish Sea: comparisons between herbivorous and detritivorous preference

Nadia Ahmed – Seasonal impacts on the breakage of Nereocystis luetkeana: a break in time

Juliette Birkner – How does Nereocystis size impact point of failure?

Autumn 2015 

Chiu Lok Poon – Effects of temperature and salinity on microscopic stages of Nereocystis luetkeana (bull kelp)

Spring 2015

Gabrielle Kurz and Marine Lebrec – Seastar wasting disease surveys (co-mentor with Morgan Eisenlord and Dr. Megan Dethier)

Autumn 2014 

Katie Bigham – Claw morphology and influence on feeding electivity of four Pacific Northwest crab species (co-mentor with Dr. Stephanie Crofts)

Spring 2014

Ethan Ellis – Prey choice of intertidally foraging water birds

Kate Aarden and Samantha Murphy – What do northern river otters (Lontra canadensis) eat in the San Juan Islands?

Spring 2013

Ingrid Sabee – Feeding patterns of the graceful kelp crab (Pugettia gracilis)

Collin Gross – Grazing pressure on juvenile Nereocystis luetkeana sporophytes: potential top down effects of the majid crab, Pugettia producta

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