Senior Thesis Symposium 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Our seniors present their thesis research in short talks starting at 1:00 pm on June 7 and June 8 in OSB 425.  

June 7

1:00 Welcome Speech

1:10 Marisa Borreggine, The relationship of tropical Pacific sea surface temperature and sea level to tropical cyclones on varying time scales

1:22 Frances Eshom-Arzadon, Concentration of Microplastics in Beach Sediments Surrounding Seattle, Washington in the Puget Sound Estuary

1:34 Alexandra Wied, Different Environmental Stressors and their Effect on TEX86 Signature of Marine Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea

1:46 Jamee Adams, Determination of respiratory processes in the Oxygen Deficient Zone of the Eastern Tropical North Pacific using targeted proteomics

1:58 Anna Bakker, Inter-annual variability of nutrient distribution in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific oxygen deficient zone

2:10 Myesa Legendre-Fixx, Drivers of phytoplankton community heterogeneity in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific

2:22 Natalie Kellogg, Extracellular enzyme activity of particle-associated and free-living bacteria in the oxygen deficient zone of the Eastern Tropical North Pacific

2:34 Juliette Birkner, Analysis of Nitrite Concentrations Over Time in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific


3:10 Heather Corral, Marine Debris: Modeling the Spatial Distribution of Sinking Plastics into the Deep Ocean

3:22 Anais Gentilhomme, The Effects of Lead (II) Nitrate on EPS Production by Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H and the Metal-Binding Capacity of the EPS under Freezing Conditions

3:34 Caitlin Fisher, The Effects of Ocean Tides on Suspended Surface Sediments in the Amazon River Using In-Situ Sampling and Satellite Imaging

3:46 Samantha Lau, Radial growth of Balanophyllia elegans as a response to changes in carbonate system parameters DIC, pH, and CO32-

3:58 Viviana Castillo, Productivity of Antarctic diatom Nitzschia lecointei with the addition of betaine under different salinities

4:10 Bradley Bartos, “The Blob”: A Warm Anomaly’s Effect on Interannual Variability of Eastern Subtropical Mode Water


June 8

1:00 Welcome speech

1:10 Malea Saul, Evaluating Video Imagery as a Method for Monitoring Nearshore Ecosystem Change

1:22 Benjamin Bosquet, Climate Change Impacts on Fine Scale Patch Dynamics of Lakes and Estuaries

1:34 Alexis Dittoe, Monitoring Benthic Conditions as an Early Warning System for Alexandrium Blooms in Puget Sound

1:46 Charles Brennan, Design and Test of Emergency Response Drifter with Low Debris Profile

1:58 Cassandra Chamberlain, Sensor Development for Monitoring Biofilm Production and Accumulation using Underwater Imaging in Nearshore Waters

2:10 Ty Mahoney, The concentration of microplastics compared to relative population proximity and basin residence times in Hood Canal and Whidbey Basin in Puget Sound, WA

2:22 Amanda Smith, The Impact of the Mass Mortality of Ochre Stars (Pisaster ochraceus) and Sunflower Stars (Pycnopodia helianthoides) on Intertidal and Subtidal Communities in Puget Sound

2:40 BREAK

3:05 Regina Lionheart, Exploring the ocean microbiome: quantified cobalamin production in pelagic bacteria using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry

3:17 Gerrad Hofmans, The quantification of microplastics along a primary Puget Sound river: A study from headwaters to estuary

3:29 Jacob Boldes, Evaluation of options in producing BASE surfaces used in navigational charting

3:41 Juliana Chen, Sub Surface Expression of the Antarctic Polar Front at Regions of Large and Small Latitudinal Variability

3:53 Sam Beaulieu, Combining SST data from buoys and climate models to predict climate thresholds for the past, present, and future of the Pacific Northwest

4:05 Michaela Maier, Forcing of Gulf Stream position and strength by wind and ocean circulation

4:17 Khadijah Homolka, 210Pb Accumulation Rates in Andvord Bay, Western Antarctic Peninsula

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