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Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (OCE-PRF) Program Awardees

2023 Awardees

2023 Awardees
  Award # Title, Awardee, Institution
Molly Anderson 2308183 OCE-PRF: Constraining recycled components in the Pacific mantle using nitrogen and noble gas isotopes
Molly Anderson
Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Nicholas Baetge 2306993 OCE-PRF: Smoke on the water: the impacts of wildfire ash deposition on surface ocean biology
Nicholas Baetge
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology/Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University
Katharine T. Bigham 2307504 OCE-PRF: Using machine learning to investigate temporal dynamics of methane seep fauna at the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Regional Cabled Array
Katharine T. Bigham
School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Laura Sunberg 2308148 OCE-PRF: Influence of environmentally induced changes on the transport and fate of microplastics at a regional scale
Laura Sunberg
University of Colorado Boulder
Pavel V. Dimens 2308011 OCE-PRF: Understanding population-level genomic and evolutionary impacts of climate change in an anadromous fish species relying on natal homing
Pavel V. Dimens
Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Kelsey E. Doiron 2308272 OCE-PRF: Reconstructing CO2 Levels for the Late Cretaceous through Paleocene using Sedimentary Compositions of Molecular and Isotopic Proxies
Kelsey E. Doiron
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Brianna M. Garcia 2307424 OCE-PRF: Diving into the chemical signatures and spatial variability of Caribbean coral reef health
Brianna M. Garcia
Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Broc Kokesh 2307502 OCE-PRF: Do dead shells make good homes? Assessing the development, stability, and evolution of shell gravel habitats across space and time
Broc Kokesh
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley
Emily K. Longman 2307933 OCE-PRF: Ecological genomics of adaptation in a rocky shore predator-prey interaction
Emily K. Longman
Department of Biology, University of Vermont
Connor Love 2307785 OCE-PRF: Do pelagic subsidies modulate coral survivorship in a warming ocean?
Connor Love
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Zachary Abraham-Divino Quinlan
2308400 OCE-PRF: Quantifying the effects of ocean alkalinity enhancement on coastal ecosystems and atmospheric carbon dioxide
Zachary Abraham-Divino Quinlan
Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Nathan B. Spindel 2308398 OCE-PRF: Scaling up herbivore holobiont physiology from genes to populations across a temperate upwelling gradient
Nathan B. Spindel
Department of Marine Sciences at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Jose State University
Brock Wooldridge 2307479 OCE-PRF: The genetic basis of disease resistance in the critically endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii)
Brock Wooldridge
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
Brittany N. Zepernick 2307229 OCE-PRF: Do diatoms use proton-pumping rhodopsins as an alternative energy source under high light?
Brittany N. Zepernick
Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2022 Awardees

2022 Awardees
  Award # Title, Awardee, Institution
Peter Chutcharavan 2126662 OCE-PRF: Constraints on sea-level change over four glacial cycles through uranium-series
Peter Chutcharavan
Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Photo credit: Rosen-Jones photography
Andrew Gase 2126662 OCE-PRF: Structural controls on fault slip behavior and deformation at the Queen Charlotte oceanic-continental transform
Andrew Gase
Geology Department, Western Washington University
Dylan Catlett 2205596 OCE-PRF: Integrating high-throughput plankton imaging and DNA meta-barcoding to elucidate the prevalence and oceanographic determinants of diatom parasitism
Dylan Catlett
Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Sandi Smart 2205603 OCE-PRF: A submicron scale investigation of foraminifera-bound organic matter: implications for preservation and the paleo-15N proxy
Sandi M. Smart
Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Alabama
Martine Wagstaff 2205604 OCE-PRF: Understanding macroalgal community structure: a trait-based and phylogenetic approach
Martine Wagstaff
Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jordyn Moscoso 2205637 OCE-PRF: Do wildfires drive phytoplankton blooms in the California Current System?
Jordyn Moscoso
Earth & Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
Alexander Jaffe 2205654 OCE-PRF: Beyond the light: ecological and evolutionary insights into RuBisCO from the dark ocean
Alexander Jaffe
Earth System Science, Stanford University
Cassie Ettinger - UC Riverside 2205744 OCE-PRF: Sink or swim: how have transitions between land and sea affected the evolution and ecology of plant-fungal associations?
Cassie Ettinger
Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside
Vadim Karatayev 2205794 OCE-PRF: Uncovering the drivers of marine metapopulation synchrony and resilience under climate change
Vadim Karatayev
University of Kansas and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Matthew Confer 2205819 OCE-PRF: Chemical Imaging for Molecular Detection and Classification of Microplastics and their Influence on Zebrafish
Matthew P. Confer
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Sasaki 2205848 OCE-PRF: Comparing the genomic bases of adaptation to seasonal and spatial temperature gradients in a widespread marine copepod
Matthew Sasaki
Department of Biology, University of Vermont
Kelly Speare - Arizona State 2205892 OCE-PRF: Investigating coral demographic processes to understand how local conditions interact with climate change to influence coral recovery trajectories
Kelly E. Speare
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Vincent Clementi 2205921 OCE-PRF: Constraints on the role of sediment diagenesis in chemical mass balance and Eocene climate using high-resolution pore fluids from IODP Expedition 396
Vincent Clementi
Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Thomas Bryce Kelly - University of Alaska - Fairbanks 2205954 OCE-PRF: The Biogeochemical Importance of Marine Particles: Connecting Production and Export in the Northern Gulf of Alaska
Thomas Bryce Kelly
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Ariana S. Huffmyer 2205966 OCE-PRF: Investigating ontogenetic shifts in microbe-derived nutrition in reef building corals
Ariana S. Huffmyer
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Mohammed Hashim WHOI 2205984 OCE-PRF: Global significance of carbonate sediment dissolution during early diagenesis
Mohammed Hashim
Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Halleh B. Balch 2205990 OCE-PRF: Lighting up the ocean: resonant nanophotonic metasurfaces for autonomous in situ measurement of aquatic phycotoxins
Halleh B. Balch
Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Photo credit: Allison Yin / AP images for HHMI
Molly Moynihan 2205993 OCE-PRF: Impacts of endolithic microbial sulfur cycling on coral holobiont ecophysiology, biomineralization, and geochemistry
Molly A. Moynihan
Ecosystems Center & Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory
Jason Coenen 2205996 OCE-PRF: Windows into Cretaceous diatom paleobiology: Seasonal responses in laminated sediments and survivability and response to the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event
Jason James Coenen
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Kira Homola 2205998 OCE-PRF: Biomediated corrosion of methane-derived authigenic carbonates in the deep ocean and its implications for carbon fluxes from methane seeps
Kira Louise Homola
Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles

2021 Awardees

2021 Awardees
  Award # Title, Awardee, Institution
Jennifer Hoey 2126069 OCE-PRF: The landscape of hybridization and adaptation across reef depth in a coral community
Jennifer Hoey
Reefscape Genomics Lab, California Academy of Sciences
Luci Baker 2126193 OCE-PRF: Vertical transport of buoyant, non-spherical particles in the wind-mixed ocean surface boundary layer
Luci Baker
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Kyle Heine 2126224 OCE-PRF: Effects of increasing temperature and ultraviolet radiation on copepod mitochondria along a latitudinal gradient
Kyle B. Heine
Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University - Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University
Mike Hudak 2126355 OCE-PRF: Constraining nitrogen sources and recycling efficiency in hot subduction zones using fluid inclusions in mineral separates from mafic lavas
Mike Hudak
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Jordan Abell 2126500 OCE-PRF: Unraveling Southern Hemisphere westerly wind variability through the last ~150 ky using Tasman Sea sediments
Jordan T. Abell
Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
Ashley Dinauer 2126514 OCE-PRF: What controls the fate of biogenic particulate carbon in the ocean's twilight zone? Global-scale insights from data-constrained models
Ashley Dinauer
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Diana Paola Lopez 2126524 OCE-PRF: Mechanisms of coral resistance to climate change driven stressors in the Tropical Eastern Pacific
Diana Paola López
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Christopher Murray 2126533 OCE-PRF: Detecting signatures of multigenerational plasticity in a marine forage fish
Christopher Murray
Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Astrid Brigitta Leitner 2126537 OCE-PRF: Cliff Hangers: Investigating effects of a submarine canyon on the distribution and behavior of midwater animals and their predators
Astrid Brigitta Leitner
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute/Department is Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California Santa Cruz
Ben Urann 2126559 OCE-PRF: Determining the depth of fluid infiltration in slow and ultra-slow spread oceanic crust
Ben Urann
Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming
Keifer O. Forsvh 2126562 OCE-PRF: Isotopic and microbial investigations of the iron geochemistry and bioavailability of glaciogenic particles
Kiefer O. Forsch
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego/J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
Janet E. Burkey 2126568 OCE-PRF: Development and application of the foraminiferal I/Ca paleoredox proxy
Janet E. Burke
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University
Josh Cullen 2126583 OCE-PRF: A transferable modeling approach to predict species distributions under changing conditions across multiple life stages
Josh Cullen
Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science, Florida State University
Kyle Emery 2126607 OCE-PRF: Variability in connectivity and receptivity of highly dynamic coastal ecosystems: implications for community structure and function in a recipient soft-sediment ecosystem
Kyle Emery
Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Karina Scava Lord 2126612 OCE-PRF: Drivers of phenotypic diversity and adaptation in asexually propagating coral populations
Karina Scavo Lord
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Eleanor Arrington 2126625 OCE-PRF: Alkane-based metabolic coupling between phytoplankton and Marine Group II Euryarchaeota
Eleanor Arrington
Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Daniel Utter 2126631 OCE-PRF: Biological methane sinks in the deep ocean: Linking genomic diversity and ecophysiology in syntrophic methane-oxidizing consortia
Daniel Utter
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Thomas Morrow 2126644 OCE-PRF: Quantifying magmatic influences on the longevity of segmented transform fault systems
Thomas Morrow
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College
Marion Alberty 2126646 OCE-PRF: Quantifying the Chukchi Sea's role in modulating present and future changes of Pacific waters in the Arctic
Marion Alberty
Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
Kaycie Lanpher 2126668 OCE-PRF: Predicting OMZ and seasonal microbial activity from community structure using machine learning and novel measurements of ATP turnover
Kaycie Lanpher
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
Joshua D. Sackett 2126677 OCE-PRF: Uncovering the genetic basis of novel oxidative extracellular electron transfer mechanisms in an electrochemically active marine bacterial consortium
Joshua D. Sackett
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Selva Marroquin 2126696 OCE-PRF: Development of a paired kerogen-pyrite sulfur isotope proxy for organic remineralization
Selva Marroquín
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Kara Gadeken 2126708 OCE-PRF: Effects of below-ground complexity on seagrass sediment structure and function
Kara Gadeken
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
Aaron Ninokawa 2126719 OCE-PRF: Ecological consequences of seawater chemistry modification by ecosystem engineers
Aaron Ninokawa
Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington
Alli N. Cramer 2126729 OCE-PRF: Understanding substrate mobility as a disturbance in hard rock marine communities
Alli N. Cramer
Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington
Remy Gatins 2127466 OCE-PRF: Deleterious mutational load in climate driven marine range expansions
Remy Gatins
Northeastern Marine Science Center, Northeastern University