Former Students

Here are a list of my former students that have graduated. Click on their names to see what their thesis projects were or what are they doing currently. I encourage all my students to have their theses and side projects published. Many of them continue on to PhD programs and become very successful in the field.


Former PSRC students, Jenny Kemper and Kelsey James with Dr. Dave Ebert measuring chimaeras



Former PSRC students, Jenny Bigman and Kelsey James measuring chimaeras

Erin Loury and Pacific Sleeper Shark

Former PSRC Erin Loury with a sleeper shark


Kelley van Hees 2014

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Jennifer Bigman 2013

Thesis Title: Food habits of the North Pacific spiny dogfish, Squalus suckleyi (Girard 1854), off central California waters, with remarks on overlap indices and statistical methods of analyzing diet data

Jenny Kemper 2012

Thesis Title: Food habits and trophic ecology of two common skate species, Raja rhina and Bathyraja interrupta, in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Erin Loury 2012

Thesis title: Diet of the Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) Inside and Outside of Marine Protected Areas in Central California

Kelsey James 2011

Thesis Title: Life History Characteristics of the Starry Skate, Raja stellulata, from California waters

Megan Winton 2011

Thesis Title: Age, growth, and demography of the roughtail skate, Bathyraja trachura (Gilbert 1892), from the Eastern Bering Sea

Mariah Boyle 2010

Thesis Title: Trophic interactions of Bathyraja trachura and sympatric fishes

Simon Brown 2010

Thesis Title: Sources of dietary variability and prey size utilization of two deep-water skate species from the Gulf of Alaska: Bathyraja aleutica (Gilbert, 1895) and Bathyraja interrupta 

Shaara Ainsley 2009

Thesis Title: Age, growth and reproduction of the Bering skate, Bathyraja interrupta (Gill & Townsend, 1897), from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Mexico

Jasmine Maurer 2009

Thesis Title: Life history of two Bering Sea slope skates Bathyraja lindbergi and B. maculata

Lewis Barnett 2008

Thesis Title: Life history, abundance, and distribution of the spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei

Diane Haas 2008

Thesis Title: Age, growth, and reproduction of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from Alaskan waters

Cyndi Dawson 2007

Chris Rinewalt 2007

Thesis Title: Diet and ecomorphology of the sandpiper skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman, 1908) from the eastern North Pacific

Jayna Schaaf-Da Silva 2007

Thesis Title: A taxonomic revision of North Pacific Swell Sharks, genus Cephaloscyllium

Aaron Carlisle 2006

Thesis Title: Movements and habitat use of female leopard sharks in Elkhorn Slough, California

Chante Davis 2006

Thesis Title: Age, growth, and reproduction of the Roughtail Skate Bathyraja trachura (Gilbert, 1892) from the eastern North Pacific

Heather Robinson 2006

Thesis Title: Food habits of the Longnose Skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters

Brooke Flammang 2005

Thesis Title: Distribution and reproductive ecology of deep-sea catsharks (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) of the Eastern North Pacific

Colleena Perez 2005

Thesis Title: Age, growth, and reproduction of the sandpaper skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman 1908) in the Eastern North Pacific

Tonatiuh Trejo 2005

Thesis Title: Global phylogeography of thresher sharks (Alopias spp.) inferred from mitochondrial DNA control region sequences