Dr. Suzanne Strom
- University of Washington, Seattle, WA: Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, 1990
- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: M.A., Biology, 1983
- Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT: B.A., Biology, 1981 (magna cum laude)
- Planktonic food web interactions
- Role of planktonic organisms in marine biogeochemistry
- Physiology, ecology and functional morphology of marine protozoa
Please see my Current Research link for more information.
cooneye (at) students (dot) wwu (dot) edu
- University of Oregon, Eugene, OR: B.S. Marine Biology, 2010
The effect of light-induced oxidative stress on dinoflagellate predator-prey interactions
For my thesis research I aim to determine whether light-induced oxidative stress can have an effect on dinoflagellate predator or prey behavior. This investigation is based on the larger questions of whether reactive oxygen species (ROS) function as signaling molecules and how planktonic interactions may be dictated by environmentaly-induced chemical signals in general.
spillat (at) students (dot) wwu (dot) edu
- University of New England, Biddeford, ME: B.S. Marine Science, 2013
Diatom Frustules as a Mechanical Defense Against Predation by Heterotrophic Dinoflagellates
Diatoms produce a hard external shell, called a frustule, made out of hardened silica from the surrounding environment. My thesis project is examining how that frustule can protect the diatoms from predation by heterotrophic dinoflagellates, a dominant predator of diatoms. To do this I'm culturing various species of diatoms with thin and thick frustules and feeding them to local dinoflagellates, like Noctiluca scintillans and Gyrodinium, and measuring their ingestion rate.
Kelley (dot) Bright (at) wwu (dot) edu
- Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: B.A., Biology, 1988
Synechococcus research, microzooplankton cultures
Kerri (dot) Fredrickson (at) wwu (dot) edu
- University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI: B.S., Biology 2000
- Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: M.S., Biology, 2004