Commencement 2006 | Sunday, May 14, 2006 | John A. Carlson Center


Degree and emeriti recipients

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Degree Candidates
Denis Wiesenburg, Dean

Degree and honors information
* Summer degree recipient
**December degree recipient


Lisa Dawn Linnell**
B.S., Fisheries

Andrew John Padilla
B.S., Fisheries


Mikhail Blikshteyn**
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., State University of New York, 2000

Elizabeth Lynn Calvert*
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., University of New Hampshire, 2000

Catherine Coon
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., University of Arizona, 1991

Casey J. Debenham**
M.S., Marine Biology. B.S., Long Island University (New York), 2000

Carrie Lynn Hoover**
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., Long Island University (New York), 1999

Janet L. Neilson
M.S., Marine Biology. B.S., Cornell University (New York), 1993

Jenny Neyme*
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., Utah State University, 2000

Julie Kristine Nielsen**
M.S., Fisheries. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. B.A., Oregon State University, 1992; B.S., University of Alaska Southeast, 2000

John O’Brien
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1995

Danielle Renee O’Neil*
M.S., Marine Biology. B.A., University of California, 1999

Lisa Petrauskas*
M.S., Marine Biology. B.S., University of California, 1996

Candace M. Picco*
M.S., Marine Biology. B.S., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2000

Miranda Paige Plumb
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., University of Montana, 1999

Nathan James Soboleff
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., Oregon State University, 2001

Mark Stichert
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., University of Wyoming, 1998

Jamie Thomton**
M.S., Marine Biology. B.S., Perdue University (Indiana), 1995

Naoki Tojo
M.S., Fisheries. B.A., Kinki University (Japan), 1996; B.S., University of Idaho, 2001

Shiway Wang**
M.S., Marine Biology. B.S., University of Colorado, 1996

Joel Benjamin Webb*
M.S., Fisheries. B.S., University of Washington, 200


Arny L. Blanchard
Ph.D.      Marine Biology
B.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1989; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1999

Thesis: Retrospective Analysis of Marine Biological Data from Port Valdez, Alaska: A Case Study in Long-term Monitoring
Hypotheses arising from long-term studies of marine biological communities are evaluated and refined through retrospective analyses. Drivers of change identified are the 1964 earthquake and the oil transportation and salmon aquaculture industries. This dissertation should increase the accuracy of ecological models and aid in the management of marine resources.
Major Professors: Dr. Howard Feder and Dr. Susan Hills

Amy Childers **
Ph.D.      Oceanography
B.A., Iowa State University, 1998; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2001

Thesis: Nutrient Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound: 1998–2001
Nutrient distributions in the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound were examined in an effort to understand the mechanisms underlying the region’s high biological productivity. An average annual cycle of nutrient drawdown and replenishment was established amongst a large degree of interannual and spatial (cross-shelf and along-shelf) variability.
Major Professor: Dr. Terry E. Whitledge

Sang Heon Lee **
Ph.D.      Oceanography
B.S., Pusan National University (Korea), 1996; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2000

Thesis: Current Primary Production Rates of the Western Arctic Ocean Estimated by Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Tracers
I investigated any change in the primary production rates between current and previous studies and provided the groundwork for the future monitoring of ecosystem response to climate change in the different regions, such as the deep Canada Basin, Barrow, Alaska, and Bering Strait/Chukchi Sea, of the western Arctic Ocean.
Major Professor: Dr. Terry E. Whitledge

John J. Piccolo **
Ph.D.      Fisheries

Thesis: The Influence of Water Velocity and Depth on Prey Detection and Capture by Juvenile Coho Salmon and Steelhead: Implications for Habitat Selection and Segregation
I found little difference between coho salmon and steelhead in foraging responses to water velocity and depth. For both species, faster water decreased prey capture probability, and deeper water increased capture rate. I propose that habitat selection and segregation is based on fish size and differences in growth requirements.
Major Professor: Dr. Nicholas F. Hughes

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