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Lauren Sutton

M.S. Student

Marine Biology
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
905 N Koyukuk Drive
218 O'Neill
Fairbanks, AK 99775
253-568-7212
Education
Western Washington University
B.A. Bio-Cultural Anthropology
2012
Western Washington University
B.S. Environmental Science; Marine Ecology
2015
Biography
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I first moved to Alaska in 2012 after graduating from Western Washington University with a B. A. in Bio-Cultural Anthropology in Bellingham, Washington. I spent a few summers kayaking and deck-handing in Glacier Bay National Park where I decided I wanted to be a marine biologist. Soon after, I obtained a B.S. from Huxley College at Western Washington University so I could attend the University of Alaska and study Alaskan waters. My focus is now on Arctic shelf systems.
Thesis
Functional diversity of epibenthic communities on the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea shelves
Advisor
Specialties
  • Invertebrate ecology
Current Research Projects
  • My current research project compares the functional diversity of two Arctic epibenthic shelf systems. I use a trait-based approach called biological traits analysis to glean information about species' life history, morphology, and behavior. I focus on epibenthic invertebrates and demersal fish in the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea shelves.
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