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2015 Scholarship Winners

Evan Durland, PhD Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport

Scholarship amount: $500

Research Topic: The Genetics, Breeding and Adaptive Capacity of the Pacific Oyster,

Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793).




Jenna Sullivan, PhD Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Integrative Biology, Corvallis

Scholarship Amount: $500

Research Topic:   Study the Consequences of the Loss of the Ochre Sea Star, Pisaster ochraceus (Brandt, 1835) 

on the Intertidal Community as a Result of Sea Star Population Collapses due to ‘Sea Star Wasting Disease’



Matthew Gray, PhD Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport

Scholarship Amount: $500

Research Topic:   Develop a State-of-the-Art Model of Native Oyster, Ostrea lurida (Carpenter, 1864), Filtration Services



2014 Scholarship Winners


Jenna Rose Valley. PhD Degree Candidate

University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston

Scholarship Amount:  $500

Research Topic:   Impact of Food Concentrations on the Velum Size of Littorina Snail Veligers



Matthew Gray, PhD Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport

Scholarship Amount: $500

Research Topic:  Field Measurements on Filtration Rates of the Adult Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) and

Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida (Carpenter, 1864) to Better Estimate Their Filtration Services



2013 Scholarship Winners


Catharine Pritchard, Master of Science Degree Candidate

University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston

Scholarship Amount: $500

Research Topic:    Occurrence and Distribution of Bivalve Species Larvae in Coos Bay



Jenna Rose Valley, PhD Degree Candidate

University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston

Scholarship Amount:  $500

Research Topic:   Littorina Snail Prey Responses to Predatory Cues



Matthew Gray, PhD Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport

Scholarship Amount: $500

Research Topic:   Study the Clearance Rates of the Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) 

and the Olympia Oyster Ostrea Lurida (Carpenter, 1864) in the Field Under Natural Conditions



2012 Scholarship Winners


Matthew Gray, PhD Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport

Scholarship Amount: $500

Research Topic:   Examine the Potential Protective Benefits of Brooding of Larvae

 by Adults of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida (Carpenter, 1864).



Brian Arnold, Master of Science Degree Candidate

Oregon State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport

Scholarship Amount:  $500

Research Topic:   Test a Newly Imported Stock of the Pacific Oyster,Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793), 

Known as the Midori Oyster, for Resistance to Summer Larval Mortality.







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