Supported Students

Student Research Funded by CMI

Each year, a part of the funding from the University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute supports graduate students conducting important research under the supervision of CMI project principal investigators. This funding supports the training of tomorrow's scientists, while at the same time furthering research projects that meet CMI's priorities.

The information below includes our current CMI-supported students and those who have graduated.


Graduate Student Initiative Awards

2017

Casey Clark (Ph.D. Student)
Using trace elements in Pacific walrus teeth to track the impacts of petroleum production in the Alaskan Arctic

Amanda Blackburn (M.S. Student)
Benthic habitat mapping in eastern Cook Inlet to investigate a potential 'predator pit' relationship between Tanner crab and Pacific cod     

Lauren Sutton (M.S. Student)
Functional diversity of epibenthic communities on the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea shelves  

2016

Yang Yang (Ph.D. Student)
Changes in Beaufort-Chukchi Sea intense storm activity and impacts on surface climate and ocean properties

Genevieve Johnson (M.S. Student)
Using genotyping by sequencing population genetics approaches to determine the population structure of tanner crab in Alaska

Alexis Walker  (Ph.D. Student)
Characterizing bacterial communities in Beaufort Sea sediments in a changing arctic


Current CMI Projects Supporting Students

Identifying sources of organic matter to benthic organisms in the Beaufort and Chukchi outer continental shelves.
Principal investigators: Katrin Iken, Matthew Wooller
Student: Audrey Rowe (M.S. Student)

Nearshore food web structure on the OCS in Cook Inlet
Principal investigators: Katrin Iken, Brenda Konar
Student: Danielle Siegert (M.S. Student)

Microbial biodegradation of Alaska North Slope crude oil in the Arctic marine environment
Principal investigator: Mary Beth Leigh
Student: Taylor Gofstein (Ph.D. Student)


 

Graduated Students by Year

In progress

2017

2016

2015

2014

2012

2011

2010

2009

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2005

2004

2003

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1997

1996

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