Student Stories Archive

Shea Steingass
Oregon Beach Comber

A science blog that examines what washes ashore in the Pacific Northwest. This exciting blog includes the latest news, as well as tidbits in oceanography, biology, and marine science. Your one-stop source for information and news on debris from the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Japan.

Jocelyn Stokes
Survival of the Sun Bears

Jocelyn is an Ecampus post-baccalaureate in Borneo establishing an awareness campaign and documentary film project that will focus on the conservation of the Sun Bear. Read her blog and help the campaign.

Renee Albertson
Expedition Austral Islands: A Comprehensive Study of Whales and Dolphins in French Polynesia

A survey of 4 islands within the archipelago by small boat to collect data on whales and dolphins including photographs for individual identification, small skin samples for genetic analyses, and recordings of humpback whale song.

Avery Grant
Galapa Living

Avery is an intern at the Jatun Sacha, an organization that has a biological field station on San Cristobal, Galapagos. She is working on both habitat restoration and agricultural projects. Follow Avery's blog and her life on the Galapagos Islands. 

Animal Bioacoustics

The Oregon State University Research Collective for Applied Acoustics (ORCAA) is a bioacoustics laboratory headed by Dr. Holger Klinck and is located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Keep up with their weekly blog posts about the lab's research: technology, ecology, and noise!

Megan Cummings
KBVR - DJ Harriet Potter

Megan Cummings is an undergraduate in Fisheries and Wildlife who started working for OSU's KBVR Radio station in 2010. She hosts several music hours, most popular are her sessions: The Magic Blast from the Past and Witch's Brew Variety Hour. In May 2014, Megan won the Best Production Director award at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System National Conference. She's also been interviewed by the Student Events & Activities Center during their beBEAVERBOLD campaign to encourage students to "Engage In What Matters". Most recently, Megan has started a Magical Creature Feature interviewing various Fisheries and Wildlife members on their research. For her capstone course, she interviewed our very own, Bruce Dugger and Scott Heppell on the wastewater treatment wetlands as habitat for birds. 

Matthew Solberg
Tales of 

Follow a Fisheries and Wildlife alum as he conducts research on spotted hyena in Malawi, Africa for Carnivore Research Malawi. This same blog site also features his earlier travels in Sierra Leon with the Peace Corps, serving as a junior secondary and secondary science teacher in Madina Junction.

Erin Pickett and Logan Pallin

All about that baseline: A long-term perspective on the cetacean ecology along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Hear from graduate students Erin Pickett and Logan Pallin as they conduct their research along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Over the next few months, their whale team will be conducting cetacean surveys and be collecting acoustic-based prey measurements of Antarctic krill.  

Juliana Masseloux

Where-wolf There-wolf

As part of her undergraduate coursework, Juliana is conducting a thesis project. Her research will be set in the northern Samburu and southern Machakos, Kajiado, and Makueni counties looking at landscape use by large East African carnivores, including hyena, lion, cheetah, leopard, and African wild dog, in sites with varying levels of human settlement and use. I will be determining how proximity to livestock and indigenous settled areas (mostly small villages) affect where carnivores primarily reside on a species-specific basis.