Current Lab Members

  • Julie

    Julie Keister


  • Amy Wyeth

    Ph.D. Student Amy Wyeth

    Amy is studying the effects of low oxygen and pH on copepod swimming behavior for her Ph.D. research.

  • Haila Schultz

    Ph.D. Student Haila Schultz

    Haila is studying the ecological and trophic impacts of the moon jellyfish Aurelia labiata aggregations for her Ph.D. research.

  • Amanda Winans

    Amanda Winans

    Amanda is our lead Research Scientist who keeps everything working smoothly in the lab and field. She has a M.S. from WWU where she studied marine jellyfish ecology.

  • BethElLee Herrmann

    BethElLee Herrmann

    BethElLee started in our lab as a volunteer, then was an NSF REU undergraduate intern. Her undergraduate research was published in the journal Diversity. She is now a research technician and expert zooplankton taxonomist for the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.

  • Deana Crouser

    Deana Crouser

    Deana started in our lab as an NSF REU intern, continued on her Senior Thesis research, and since graduating with a B.S. in Oceanography is now a staff scientist at NOAA! But she hasn't really left our group as she has continued to study zooplankton distributions using the "Zoocam" in situ imaging system to understand the effects of ocean chemistry on zooplankton behavior. See Deana's story at Be Boundless

  • Lab Zoom =

    Our Covid reality:

    Sharing some of our hobbies while in Covid lockdown, April 2020, while we were still in decent spirits that shut downs would end someday.




Former Lab Members

  • Anna McLaskey

    Dr. Anna McLaskey

    Anna studied the effects of ocean acidification on crustacean zooplankton for her Ph.D. research. Congratulations, Dr. McLaskey - Ph.D. 2019!

  • Dina Zawadzki =

    Dina Zawadzki

    Dina is a JISAO 2020 summer intern who is studying the effects of hypoxia on zooplankton. She is working with Deana to classify Zoocam zooplankton images and Amy to process video of Calanus swimming in stratified water columns.


  • Kathryn Beaumont

    Kathryn Beaumont, M.Sc.

    Katie studied studied the vertical distributions of copepods in regions of low oxygen and pH in Puget Sound for her masters research. Congratulations Katie - M.S. 2017!

  • Lingbo Li

    Dr. Lingbo Li

    Lingbo is an ecosystem modeler who studied food web dynamics in regions that experience seasonal hypoxia for her post-doctoral research in our lab. She currently works for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

  • Ricky Wright

    Ricky Wright

    Ricky was a JISAO summer intern who worked with Amy to study response of the copepod Calanus pacificus to vertical oxygen gradients in the lab. Ricky presented his research at the 2019 Murdock College Science Research Conference and 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting. See his research here.
    Don't miss his creative video!

  • Ellen Bradley

    Ellen Bradley

    Ellen was a JISAO summer intern who studied "hot spots" of the pteropod Limacina in Puget Sound.
    See her research here.

  • Anita Montero

    Anita Montero

    Anita was a JISAO summer intern who worked with Anna to study the metabolic response of Euphausia pacifica to temperature and pH exposure. See her research here

  • Matthew Grodzins

    Matthew Grodzins

    Matthew did his undergraduate senior thesis research on the physiological response of the copepod Calanus pacificus to hypoxia. His study was published in the Journal of Plankton Research. Congratulations, Matthew!

  • Cristina Villalobos

    Cristina Villalobos

    Cristina spent a summer with our lab studying the effect of ocean acidification on copepod respiration and growth as part of a McNair Scholar research internship. Christina graduated from CSU-Monterey Bay, won an NSF GRFP fellowship, and completed an M.S. from WWU!.

  • Julia in the cold room

    Julie Brueggeman

    Julia was an NSF REU summer intern who studied the effects of pH on copepod reproduction. Julia graduated from Occidental College, went on for a M.S. at U. Melborne, and is now a Ph.D. student at Simon Fraser.

  • Microscope team!

    Microscope team 2014!

  • Rachel Wilborn

    Rachel Wilborn

    Rachel has her M.S. from the University of West Florida where she studied fish physiology. Rachel was a technician on the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, conducting taxonomy of Puget Sound zooplankton. She is currently working at the NOAA AFSC in Seattle.

  • Audrey Djunaedi

    Audrey Djunaedi

    Audrey studied zooplankton distributions and developed automated image processing methods for zooplankton analysis in our lab for her senior capstone research. She was a Mary Gates Scholar and went on for a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University.

  • Jonathan Lambert

    Jonathan Lambert

    Jonathan was a NOAA Hollings Scholar who studied the effects of ocean acidification on early life stages on zooplankton. He went on to pursue an M.A. program in Climate and Society at Columbia University.

  • Bridget Begay

    Bridget Begay

    Bridget studied changes in deep scattering layers under varying oxygen concentration in Puget Sound as a research internship with our lab. She graduated with a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Oregon.

  • Zack Oyafuso

    Zack Oyafuso

    Zack conducted his SAFS undergraduate capstone research project on changes in zooplankton communities in regions of Puget Sound that are affected by seasonal hypoxia. Zack graduated from UW and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii.

  • Tricia Tibodeaux

    Tricia Tibodeaux

    Tricia was a NOAA Hollings Scholar who spent a summer conducting experiments on the effects of ocean acidification on copepods and pteropods. She graduated from Bowdoin and continued studying pteropods for her Ph.D. at VIMS.

  • Loren Tuttle

    Loren Tuttle

    Loren was a Research Scientist in the lab. He is currently lead of the Marine Technician group in the department.

  • Janice Jensen

    Janice Jensen

    Janice volunteered at sea and in the lab to help examine zooplankton distributions in relation to oxygen dynamics. Janice has a BS in Biology from the University of Puget Sound and a graduate degree in Marine Conservation and Policy from Stony Brook University.

  • Karissa Lear

    Karissa Lear

    Karissa had a JISAO summer internship on the effects of increased pCO2 on copepods in Puget Sound. She completed her B.S. at Bowdoin.