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School of Fisheries
and Ocean Sciences

Degree Candidates

Vera Alexander, Dean

Bachelor's | Master's | Ph.D.

Bachelor's Degrees:    
Ryan Sollee B.S. Fisheries
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Master’s Degrees
Michael Morgan Byerly
B.S., North Carolina State University, 1987
M.S. Fisheries
Amy Ruehs Childers
B.A., Iowa State University, 1998
M.S. Oceanography - Chemical
Heather Harmon
B.S., University of Alaska, 1996
M.S. Marine Biology
Brenda A. Holladay
B.S., University of Alaska, 1988
M.S. Oceanography - Fisheries
Bruce Charles McIntosh
B.S., Michigan State University, 1982
M.S. Fisheries
James W. Savereide
B.S., University of Alaska, 1996
M.S. Fisheries
Jon N. Sweetman
B.S., University of Regina (Canada), 1996
M.S. Oceanography - Biological
Jonathan J. Warrenchuk
B.S., University of Calgary (Canada), 1996
M.S. Fisheries
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Valerie Barber

Ph.D Earth System Science:
Interdisciplinary Program
B.S., Florida Institute of Technology, 1978
M.S., University of Alaska, 1996
Thesis: Millennial to Annual Scale Paleoclimatic Change in Central Alaska During the Late Quaternary Interpreted from Lake Sediments and Tree Rings
Hydrologic models using past lake-level data were used to reconstruct precipitation in interior Alaska over the past 13,000 years. Tree ring analyses revealed that upland white spruce growth has been limited by moisture stress. This thesis demonstrates the importance of moisture in ecosystem processes in this semi-arid region.
Major Professors: Dr. Bruce P. Finney and Dr. Glenn P. Juday
Jennifer Lynn Boldt
Ph.D Fisheries
B.S., University of Calgary (Canada), 1991
M.S., University of Alaska, 1997
Thesis: Ecology of Juvenile Pink Salmon in the North Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound
The distribution, growth, condition and diet of juvenile pink salmon during their first months at sea were examined. Pink salmon consumption was a small fraction of zooplankton production but potentially a large proportion of available standing stock. Geographic variations in fish condition, diet and zooplankton densities suggest that local conditions are important determinants of juvenile pink salmon growth.
Major Professor: Dr. Lewis J. Haldorson
Zhenming Su
Ph.D. Fisheries
B.S., Ocean University of Qingdao (China), 1985
M.S., Ocean University of Qingdao (China), 1987
Thesis: Optimal Inseason Management of Pink Salmon Given Uncertain Run Sizes and Declining Economic Value
An improved hierarchical Bayesian modelling approach was developed for estimating pink salmon escapement from stream count data. Run reconstruction techniques were used to reconstruct the abundance histories for pink salmon stocks from 1977 to 1998. A model was also developed to evaluate useful in-season management strategies for pink salmon fisheries.
Major Professor: Dr. Milo D. Adkison    
John Andrew Terschak
Ph.D. Oceanography - Chemical
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology (New York), 1995
Thesis: Phenanthrene Adsorption and Desorption by Melanoidins and Marine Sediment Humic Acids
The role of humic acids from Alaska coastal sediments and their chemical structures play in the adsorption and desorption rates and processes of hydrocarbon-sediment interactions was examined. Applications of these results will be useful in the selection of sites and planning of operations involving potential environmental petroleum contamination.
Major Professors: Dr. Susan M. Henrichs and Dr. David E. Shaw
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