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Dissertations and Theses

Over the years, field activities in the NGA have provided research opportunities and data to numerous graduate students. With several cruises a year, there is plenty of work to be done.

Here is a list of all the theses and dissertations produced by students funded by our programs over the years.

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Sampling water from the CTD during a GLOBEC cruise

Theses

Mendoza-Islas, Heidi (2020): Abundance, composition and distribution of predatory gelatinous zooplankton in the Northern Gulf of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2020, https://search.proquest.com/docview/2447028430?accountid=14470, Chair: Russell Hopcroft; Committee: Kenneth O. Coyle, Kristen Cieciel, Seth Danielson.
Monell, Kira (2020): Characterization of Cell Division in the Tissues of the Calanoid Copepod, Neocalanus flemingeri from Diapause through Early Oogenesis, Manoa, HI, USA, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 2020, Chair: Petra Lenz.
Kandel, Annie (2020): Spatial and temporal variability of dissolved aluminum and manganese in surface waters of the northern Gulf of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2020, Chair: Ana Aguilar-Islas.
Mazur, Clayton Moore (2020): Comparing the bioavailability of a natural and synthetic iron source: do past experiments accurately model phytoplankton response to episodic iron addition?, Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University, 2020, https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/966/, Chair: Dr. Suzanne Strom; Committee: Brian L Bingham, M. Brady Michael Olson.
Pretty, Jessica L. (2019): Particles in the Pacific: how productivity and zooplankton relate to particles in the deep sea, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/10529, Chair: Andrew McDonnell; Committee: Mark Johnson, Russell Hopcroft.
Turner, Jessica S. (2015): Investigating marine particle distributions and processes using in situ optical imaging in the Gulf of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/6406, Chair: Andrew McDonnell; Committee: Mark Johnson,  Ana Aguilar-Islas.
Kelly, James Bruce (2015): An examination of hydrography and sea level variability in the Gulf of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/5746, Chair: Thomas Weingartner; Committee: Harper Simmons, Zygmunt Kowalik.
Doubleday, Ayla (2013): Seasonal and interannual patterns of larvaceans and pteropods in the coastal Gulf of Alaska, and their relationship to pink salmon survival, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/4451, Chair: Russell Hopcroft; Committee: Rolf Gradinger, Kenneth O. Coyle.
Shake, Kristen L (2011): Hydrographic controls and seasonal variability on the carbonate system in the northern Gulf of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/773929057, Chair: Jeremy T Mathis.
Slater, Laura Michelle (2004): Development, growth, and egg production of Centropages abdominalis and Neocalanus flemingeri from the eastern subarctic Pacific, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2004, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/4984, Chair: Kenneth O. Coyle.
Fredrickson, Kerri A. (Kerri Ann) (2004): The role of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) as a microzooplankton grazing deterrent in northern Puget Sound and the coastal Gulf of Alaska, Bellingham, WA, Western Washington University., 2004, https://onesearch.library.wwu.edu/permalink/f/1jlslm9/CP71178977730001451, Chair: Suzanne Strom.
Childers, Amy Ruehs (2001): Major nutrient distribution in relation to the physical structure of the Gulf of Alaska shelf, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2001, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/5213, Chair: Dean Stockwell;  Committee: Thomas Weingartner, Terry Whitledge.
Pinchuk, Alexei I. (1997): Early life history of Metridia pacifica brodsky (Copepoda: Calanoida) from the southeastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1997, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/5039, Chair: Russell Hopcroft.

Dissertations

De Sousa, Leandra (2011): Seabird Habitat Use And Zooplankton Abundance And Biomass In Relation To Water Mass Properties In The Northern Gulf Of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/9077, Chairs: Kenneth O. Coyle,  Thomas Weingartner; Committee: Ronald Barry, Alan Springer, George Hunt Jr.
Janout, Markus A. (2009): Heat And Freshwater Controlling Processes On The Northern Gulf Of Alaska Shelf, 2009, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/9010, Chair: Thomas Weingartner; Committee: Kenneth O. Coyle, Katherine Hedstrom, Mark Johnson, Stephen Okkonen.
Pinchuk, Alexei I. (2006): Distribution, Growth And Egg Production Of Euphausiids In The Northern Gulf Of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/8916, Chair: Russell Hopcroft.
Liu, Hui (2006): Growth Rates Of Calanoid Copepods In The Northern Gulf Of Alaska, And Their Relationships To Temperature, Chlorophyll And Body Size, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/8914, Chair: Russell Hopcroft; Commitee: Kenneth O. Coyle, Thomas Wiengartner.
Childers, Amy Ruehs (2005): Nutrient Dynamics In The Northern Gulf Of Alaska And Prince William Sound: 1998--2001, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/8872, Chair: Terry Whitledge.
Gibson, Georgina Anne (2004): Non-linear dynamics of marine ecosystem models, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2004, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/5035, Chair: David Musgrave.
Williams, William James (2003): Idealized Modeling Of Seasonal Variation In The Alaska Coastal Current, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2003, https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/8670, Chair: Thomas Weingartner.