University of Oregon

Young Lab Alumni


Florida State University

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Department of Larval Ecology

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

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Scott McEuen x 2
Brian Bingham x 4
Lane Cameron x2
Randy Olson (w/ Jaques Cousteau, not an alumnus)
Isidro Bosch

 

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James Dalby
Mick Devin
Patricia Richards
Tracy Griffin
Mohammed Qurban
Teresa Nelson

 

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Mary Sewell
Jim Welch
Anna Metaxas
Manuel Maldonado
Sophie George
Elsa Vazquez w/daughter Elsita

 

 

Graduate Students

Brian L. Bingham (Ph.D, 1990, F.S.U.: “The ecology of epifaunal communities on prop roots of the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle”) current position: professor, Western Washington University.

Nicholas J., Gotelli (co-supervised Ph.D., 1985, F.S.U.: “Factors influencing the recruitment of two subtidal invertebrates”). Current position: professor, University of Vermont).

James Dalby (M.S., 1988, F.S.U.: “Distribution and abundance patterns of oysters and ascidians in Florida fouling communities: variable outcomes of competition and role of early post-settlement mortality”) Current position: Biology Instructor, Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

Patricia L. Richards (M.S., 1993, F.I.T.: “Feeding behavior and morphology of the deep-sea terebellid polychate Biremis blandi”). Current position: research biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Daniel A. McCarthy (M.S., 1995, F.S.U.: “Gametogenesis and reproductive behavior in the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus (Lamark)”). Current position: Assisitant Professor, Jacksonville University, FL.

Peter J. Barile (M.S., 1993, F.I.T.: “Ontogeny of phototaxis and vertical migration behavior of the queen conch Strombus gigas L. veliger larvae.”) Current position: Ph.D. student, F.I.T.

Daniel A. McCarthy (Ph.D, 2001, Kings College London: “Life-history patterns and the role of disturbance in intertidal and subtidal populations of the polychaete Phragmatopoma lapidosa. (Kinberg 1867) in the tropical Western Atlantic). Current position: Assisitant Professor, Jacksonville University, FL.

Michael Devin (M.S., 1998, F.I.T.: “A laser-based method for quantifying patterns of megafaunal species diversity on the Bahamian slope”). Current position: owner of an aquaculture company, Damariscotta Maine.

Tracy Griffin (M.S., 2000, F.I.T.: “The influence of temperature, salinity and food abundance on the growth rate and timing of sex change in Crepidula cf. plana (Hoagland 1984) of the Indian River Lagoon. Current position: High School Science Teacher, Melbourne, FL.

John C. Bauer (current Ph.D. student, Kings College, University of London: “Internal bacterial floras of bathyal echinoids”). (Deceased)

Mohammed Qurban (M.S. 2000, F.I.T.: “The population dynamics and life history of Bittiolum varium (Gastropoda: Cerithiidae). Current position: Ph.D. student, Southampton Oceanography Centre, U.K.

Teresa Nelson (M.S. 1998, F.I.T.: “Recruitment and survival of epifaunal organisms in impounded and unimpounded mangrove forests”).

Sandra Brooke (Ph.D., 2002, Univ. of Southampton, U.K. “Reproduction and recruitment of deep and shallow-water populations of Oculina.” Current position: postdoctoral fellow, University of Oregon.

Eva Ramirez (Ph.D., 2000, Univ. of Southampton, U.K. “Reproductive patterns of deep-sea invertebrates related to energy availability”). Current Position: CHESS postdoctoral fellow, Census for Marine Life.

Jeff Watanabe (Ph.D., 2002, F.I.T.: “Energetics and ecology of feeding and reproduction in gastropods of intertidal sabellariid reefs”). Current position: assistant professor, Manchester College, Illinois.

Ana Hilario (Ph.D.,2005, Univ. of Southhampton “Reproduction of vestimentiferan tube worms” (Curent position, postdoc, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Postdoctoral and other visiting Fellows:

F. Scott McEuen (Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada). HBI postdoc: Holothurian reproduction. Current position: Independent Environmental Consultant, Seattle, WA.

R. Randy Olson (Ph.D., Harvard University) HBI postdoc: Feeding biology of asteroid larvae from the great barrier reef. Current position: Biological Sciences lecturer, University of Southern California (left tenured faculty position at University of New Hampshire for new career as a hollywood filmmaker).

Andrew R. Davis (Ph.D., University of Adelaide, Australia). HBI postdoc: Chemical mechanisms inhibiting overgrowth and settlement of bryozoans. Current position: Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia.

J. Lane Cameron (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Canada). HBOI research associate: Reproduction of deep-sea echinoderms; recruitment of seagrass epifauna. Current position: Southern California Regional Coordinator, Environmental Monitoring Program, National Park Service.

Isidro Bosch (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz). HBI postdoc: Asexual reproduction in starfish larvae; feeding biology of Antarctic and deep-sea larvae. Current position: Associate Professor, SUNY, Geneseo.

Catherine Hurlbut (Ph.D., University of Hawaii). HBI postdoc: Role of light in settlement and survival of epifaunal sponges and ascidians. Current position: Professor, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL.

Sophie George (Ph.D., University of Paris, France). HBI postdoc: Egg quality and larval nutrition in deep-sea and shallow-water echinoderms. Current position: Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University.

Elsa Vazquez Otero (Ph.D., University of Santiago, Spain). Spanish government postdoc: Responses of compound ascidian larvae to haloclines. Current position: Associate Professor, University of Vigo, Spain.

Manuel Maldonado (Ph.D., University of Blanes, Spain). Fulbright postdoc: Larval and juvenile ecology of shallow-water sponges; vertical distribution of bathyal sponges. Current position: Research Scientist, Institute of Advanced Studies, Blanes, Spain.

Anna Metaxas (Ph.D., Dalhousie University, Canada). HBI postdoc: Effects of dietary conditioning and food patchiness on responses of echinoderm larvae to discontinuity layers. Current position: Assistant professor of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Mary Sewell (Ph.D., Univ. of Alberta, Canada). HBI postdoc: Energetics of brooding in synaptid holothurians. Current position: Assistant professor of Zoology, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Suki Ekaratne (Ph.D., University of Wales, Bangor, U.K.). Fulbright sabattical exchange: Salinity and temperature tolerances of deep-sea and shallow-water echinoid larvae. Current position: Professor, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Adele Pile (Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary). HBI postdoc: Role of the microbial loop in deep-sea benthic-pelagic coupling. Current position: Lecturer, University of Sydney Australia.

James Welch (Ph.D., Duke University). HBI postdoc: Effects of turbulence and water flow on larval release in bryozoans and ascidians. Current position: Assistant Professor of Biology, Wittenburg College, Ohio.

Cathy Allen (Ph.D., Univ. of Southampton, U.K.). Lipid biomarkers of energy sources at hydrothermal vents. Current position:

Sandra Brooke (Ph.D., Univ. of Southampton, U.K.). Deep-water coral ecology and genetics. (current postdoc with NSF funding).

Isabel Tarjuello (Ph.D., Univ. of Barcelona, Spain). Ascidian population genetics and development.

Undergraduate Interns:

Pamela Pape (Univ. of Miami; Ph.D., Univ. South Carolina)
Lisa Dilling (Harvard Univ.; Ph.D., U.C. Santa Barbara)
Todd Graham (College of the Atlantic)
Julie Lambert (Old Dominion University)
Tanya Michaud (College of the Atlantic)
Nathan Allen (Gordon College)
Ahna VanGaest (University of Oregon)