Current Students

AMY HENRY:  Amy is studying whether sandy-bottom ecosystems flip between seagrass- and sand dollar-dominated alternative states in the San Juan Islands of Washington, and whether outbreaks of disease mediate dominance.  Her work is generating a new approach integrating experiments and modeling to infer alternative stable states.  Her projects are also exploring the genesis of spatial patterning, including studies of how neighborhood-dependent sand dollar movement and goose herbivory on sea grass beds may lead to observed clumped distributions.



JOHN PARK: John became interested in how temporal fluctuations influence life history evolution and community composition after noting patterns of biting flies on the Canadian Tundra while doing research. He is now exploring responses of the high tidepool copepod Tigriopus on Tatoosh Island and the adjacent mainland to regimes of wave wash, pool drying, temperature stress and rainfall by combining experiments and obervations in tide pools with demographic modeling.

Park, J.S. In Press. A race against time: habitat alteration by snow geese prunes the seasonal sequence of mosquito emergence in a subaractic brackish landscape. Polar Biology.