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Graduate Students

 

Post-doctoral Research Associates and Graduate Students at HSWRI, 2010-11

 

HSWRI Scientist

Post-doc/Student

Degree Sought

Institution

Project Description/Title

Status

Ann Bowles

Nicole Nichols

PhD

 

University of Washington

Recognition of killer whale individuals from passive acoustics, an application of human speaker recognition

In progress

Ann Bowles

Melania Guerra

PhD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Acoustic localization of vocalizing gray whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

Completed 2011

Dan Odell

Jennifer Lewis

PhD

Florida International University

Leadership behavior in bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys

In progress

Brent Stewart

Greg Hofmeyr

PhD

University of Pretoria

Southern elephant seal population biology

In progress

Graham Worthy

Brittany Billak

PhD

University of Central Florida

Anthropogenic sounds and their effects on the natural history of harbor seals in Puget Sound, WA

In progress

Graham Worthy

Nicole Browning

PhD

University of Central Florida

Assessment of the feeding ecology of humpback dolphins in South African waters

In progress

Graham Worthy

Jennifer Fewster

PhD

University of Central Florida

Nutritional ecology of giraffes

In progress

Graham Worthy

Stacy Knight

PhD

University of Central Florida

Application of stable isotope methodology to examine the feeding ecology, movements and population structure of marine turtles

In progress

Graham Worthy (and Dan Odell)

Steve Shippee

PhD

University of Central Florida

Bottlenose dolphin distribution patterns and habitat utilization

In progress

Graham Worthy (and Duane DeFreese)

Ann Spellman

PhD

University of Central Florida

Manatee behavior and habitat utilization

In progress

Ann Bowles

Juliette Nash

MS

University of San Diego

Long-term change in adult killer whale stereotyped vocalizations with changing social associations

In progress

Ann Bowles

Whitney Hansen

MS

University of San Diego

Stereotyped vocal repertoires of killer whales that interact with other species during development

In progress

Ann Bowles

Jennifer Keating

MS

California State University, San Marcos

Panda behavioral ecology and  bioacoustics

Completed 2011

Mark Drawbridge

Kurt Tardy

MS

University of San Diego

Functional morphology and swimming behavior in larval and juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis)

In progress

Mark Drawbridge

D. Wrobleski

MS

University of San Diego

Effect of dietary inclusion of spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) on the growth performance, body composition and hematology of juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) and California yellowtail (Seriola lalandi).

In progress

Mark Drawbridge

J.J. Velazquez

MS

University Autonomous of Baja California

Effect of replacing fish oil with plant-based oils on the performance of juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis)

In progress

Mark Drawbridge

Josh  Linck

MS

University of San Diego

White seabass larval nutrition

In progress

Dan Odell

Claire Peabody

MS

University of Alabama

Distribution and abundance of bottlenose dolphins in the bays of eastern Alabama

In progress

Dan Odell

Lenin Oviedo

MS

Universidad Nacional Costa Rica

Behavior of spotted dolphins on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

In progress

Dan Odell

Nicole Knauer

MS

Nova Southeastern University

An analysis of Kogia stranding data collected by the Southeast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network in relation to abiotic environmental factors

In progress

Brent Stewart

Morgan Riley

MS

University of Portsmouth

Whale shark population biology

In progress

Graham Worthy

Brandon Davis

MS

University of Central Florida

California sea lion nutrition

In progress

Graham Worthy

Jennifer Fletcher

MS

University of Central Florida

Application of stable isotope and fatty acid signature methodologies to examine the feeding ecology of fish in the Indian River Lagoon

In progress

Graham Worthy

Terry Williamson

MS

University of Central Florida

Metabolic scope of green sea turtles

In progress

Pam Yochem

Nina Quinley, DVM

MPVM

University of California, Davis

Harbor seal vaccine trial

In progress