Carolyn Hamman

Carolyn Hamman

M.S. Student

Fisheries


2150 Koyukuk Drive
245 O'Neill Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
crhamman3@alaska.edu

 

Education

University of Miami
B.S. Marine Science and Biology
2019

 

Thesis

Influence of warming oceanic water on the thermotolerance of two Arctic teleosts

 

Advisor

 

Biography

My first research experience was in high school where I conducted two research projects related to the nutrient and temperature curves of Thalassiosira pseudonana with Drs. Elena Litchman and Daniel O'Donnell. This research eventually led to a publication. I went on to receive my B.S. from the University of Miami in marine science and biology with minors in chemistry and mathematics. I had an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) looking at the toxicity of Heterosigma akashiwo at the University of Delaware. Additionally, I was awarded the Hollings Scholarship which resulted in an internship at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Panama City Beach, Florida, with Dr. John Carlson looking at the feeding ecology of silky shark. I was an intern in Dr. Neil Hammerschlag's Shark Lab, and my senior thesis focused on optimizing methods for measuring shark leukocytes. I'm now currently in Dr. Trent Sutton's lab as a part of the Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program.

 

Publications

O'Donnell, D.R., C.R. Hamman, E.C. Johnson, C.T. Kremer, C.A. Klausmeier, and ELitchman. 2018. Rapid thermal adaptation in a marine diatom reveals constraints and trade‐offsGlobal Change Biology 24(10): 4554–4565. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14360

 

Career Goal

To work at a government or state aquatic biology program

Specialties

  • Molecular biology
  • C++
  • R
  • ArcGIS
  • Animal care

 

Research Overview

I am a member of the Beaufort Sea Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program, which has been quantifying and qualifying the nearshore fish assemblage in this region since 1981. With this project, my thesis will focus on the thermotolerance of broad whitefish and arctic cisco by exposing the fish to a thermal ramping rate until their critical thermal maximum is met, whereupon I will quantify and compare their HSP70 concentrations.

 

Current research projects

  • Beaufort Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program
  • Arctic Lamprey eDNA project

 

Awards / Honors

  • EPSCoR Fire and Ice Student Seed Grant, awarded to students whose research projects further the work of the Fire and Ice program, 2019
  • NOAA Hollings Scholarship, awarded to assist undergraduates whose research aligns with NOAA principles, 2017

 

Student Internships

  • NSF REU Internship
  • NOAA Hollings Internship
  • University of Miami Shark Research Lab

 

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