University of Washington - Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (Ecology) - Ph.D. 2013
Central Washington University - Resource Management (Wildlife Biology) - M.S. 2004
The Evergreen State College - Environmental Science and Policy - B.A. 1999
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Marine Conservation Biology
Aaron is an aquatic ecologist primarily interested in the fate and importance of different sources of primary productivity in lakes, estuaries, and the ocean. Aaron uses a combination of observational and experimental approaches to study trophic ecology of marine and aquatic habitats generally, with a particular emphasis on fatty acids as both biomarkers and as limiting nutrients for invertebrate consumers. Aaron’s research questions are currently focused on the role of seaweeds and detritus as a subsidizing energy source for subtidal food webs, the effects of coastal ocean acidification of juvenile Dungeness crabs, urchin and isopod trophic ecology, and how host/parasite relationships affect trophic relationships. This work is taking place in projects throughout the NE Pacific (Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon) and the Antarctic Peninsula.
The Galloway lab is generally focused on trophic inferences in aquatic food webs, with an emphasis on algae-invertebrate interactions. We use biomarkers such as lipids, fatty acids, and stable isotopes, paired with natural history, experimentation, and modeling. The Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab (CTELab) has facilities for extraction and analyses of lipid biomarkers on the OIMB campus.
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Twitter: @awegalloway, @CTELab