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2018

Attitudes towards Harbor Seal Presence in downtown Bellingham, WA, Alisa Aist

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Evaluation of the Stream Function Assessment Methodology (SFAM) in watersheds of the Puget Sound lowlands, Michelle Bahnick

Expression of wild-type and mutant constructs for the Plasmodium BEM46-like protein (PBLP)., Katherine Barker and Akashdeep Malhi

Exploration of the efficacy of the GAL4/UAS method of transgene expression in Drosophila melanogaster., David Burgdorf and Jazmyne McQualter

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Long-term propagule pressure overwhelms early community determination of invader success in a serpentine grassland, Amanda N. Carr

Effects of ERAD E3 ligase mutations on C. elegans food seeking behavior, Mackenzi Chapman

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Hydrologic and Nutrient Fluxes in a Small Watershed with Changing Agricultural Practices, Bridger Cohan

Integrating Biodiversity into the State Factor Framework of Ecosystem Ecology: An Artist's Rendition, Rowan Day

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Site occupancy analysis of the sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) in the disappearing desert-scrub of the Columbia Basin, Ryan R. (Ryan Robert) Drake

Laying the pipes and fast: The HD-AGP gene is upregulated in vascular tissue during rapid growth, and down-regulated by factors that reduce growth rates, Taylor Graden

Protein Degradation: Accumulation and Localization of GLR-1 in absence of E3 ligase HRDL-1, Daniel Hassell

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Characterizing potential bacterial pathogens of Pisaster ochraceus sea stars with wasting disease, Chelsea Hutchinson

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Measuring environmental & genetic effects on cell differentiation kinetics in yeast, Tiara Johnson

Translation Dependence of siRNA precursors in T. thermophila, Chloe Jones and Kerry Roberts-Nygren

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How low can you go (and live): Determining the sub-lethal exposure time to desiccation in snowberry maggot flies (Rhagoletis zephyria), Alison Klimke and Anna Marie Yanny

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Using SEM Micrographs to Examine Hydrothermal Vent Samples, Ceona Koch

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An Analysis of the effects of Mocs1 upregulation on lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster, Michael Lee

Determining which cells actively produce UBC-6 and UBC-7 within C. elegans, Mckaila Leytze and Rikki Uhrich

Sea star microbiome and potential role in sea star wasting disease, Cassandra McHugh and Serena Riley

Investigating RNAi Biogenesis Pathway in Tetrahymena thermophila: RNA-Seq Analysis, Brian Miller

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Feeding success of harbor seals in relation to hunting technique at Whatcom Creek, MacKenna Newmarch

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Locate and mitigate the state of nitrate: Assessing potential sources of nutrients in tributaries to the Nooksack River, Alyssa Peter and Melanie Roy

Premature Stop Codon in E3 Ubiquitin Ligase of C. elegans, Allissah Rupert

Analysis of the effects of MOCS1 (Molybendum cofactor 1) upregulation on longevity in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster., Olivia Thompson and Michael Lee

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Cross-sectional scat sampling reveals intrapopulation feeding diversity in a marine predator, Madelyn Voelker

The Effect of CRISPR Deletions of ubc-6 E2 Enzyme and sel-11 Enzyme on GLR-1 Localization, Nathan Wilks and Megan Patterson

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Wasted and Castrated: Two Diseases Affecting the Ochre Star, Pisaster ochraceus, in North America, Zoë Zilz

2017

Structural Analysis of the Catalytic Domain for the Plasmodium BEM46-Like Protein, Michael Anderson and Akashdeep Malhi

Long-term monitoring reveals evidence of habituation to construction disturbance at a harbor seal haul-out site in Bellingham, WA, Raven Capone Benko

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Phylogenetic-Based Characterization of Microbial Eukaryote Community Structure and Diversity of an Estuary in the Salish Sea, Taylor L. Clement

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Norms of reaction for pheromone response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, Shelby Duffy

Understanding the Role of RNA Silencing Protein 1 in a small RNA Pathway in Tetrahymena, Bailey Jochim

Calibration of the Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) model for use in western Washington, Karen Jorgenson and Lucas Rabins

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Physiological Mechanisms of Desiccation Resistance in Fruit-Parasitic Rhagoletis Flies, Christa M. (Christa Marie) Kohnert

Exploration of the Molybdenum Cofactor gene in the fruit fly Drosophila melangoster, Jazmyne McQualter and Camille Ibsen

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How do lizards use behavior and physiology to inhabit different climate zones?, Matthew R. McTernan

Investigation of C3H Zinc Finger Gene Function Using CRISPR, Etaane Neumann

Genetic and biochemical basis of receptor regulation by ERAS E3 ubiquitin ligases, Nelson Ruth and Robert Kendrick

Evaluating methods to identify cells in fluorescence microscopy images, Halley Steiner

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Regulation of the Odorant Receptor ODR-10 via Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Degradation in Caenorhabditis elegans, Alexandra Townsend

Are there rogue harbor seals in Whatcom Creek? The potential impact of harbor seals on a local salmon hatchery, Rachel Wachtendonk

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Retreat to refugia: Severe habitat contraction projected for endemic alpine plants of the Olympic Peninsula, Samuel T. Wershow

2016

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Year-Round Algal Toxin Exposure in Free-Ranging Sea Lions: Implications of Trophic Exposure for Declining Populations, Adrianne M. (Adrianne Monet) Akmajian

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Use of Patchy, Early Successional Slope Habitat Along Coastal Sun-Facing Beaches by the Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis at the Species' Northern Geographic Extreme, Paul Backus

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A molecular method to quantify sex-specific consumption of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) by Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) using scat, Brittany S. (Brittany Summer) Balbag

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The Compounding Consequences of Climate Change and Wildfire for a High Elevation Wildflower (Saxifraga austromontana), Trevor D. S. (Trevor David Snow) Bloom

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Histidine Domain-Arabinogalactan Proteins (HD-AGPs) in the Solanaceae, Jenna K. (Jenna Kristine) Brooks

Using recombination in the Drosophila male germline to generate a mutation in DMAP1: II: Single Embryo PCR analysis, Shyanne Carter and Kasey Temple

Using recombination in the Drosophila male germline to generate a mutation in DMAP1: I: Genetic Analysis of recovered lesions, Claire Doran and Nathan Carter

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Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure of Lithotrophically-Driven Microbial Mats from the Mariana Arc and Back-Arc, Kevin W. Hager

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Variation in desiccation resistance between different Rhagoletis zephyria populations spanning the Cascade Mountains, Keely Hausken, Neal Shaffer, and Jennifer Hill

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Adaptive Variation in Desiccation Resistance in Rhagoletis, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn) Hill

Investigation of polymorphisms in the Cytochrome p450 genes of R. zerphyria and R. pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae), Colleen Horntvedt and Shelby Landa

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Calculating the predictability of climate change: the effect of climate change on moth species in the Pacific Northwest varies among functional groups., Julie Maurer

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Microbial Diversity Across an Oxygen Gradient Using Large-scale Phylogenetic-based Analysis of Marine Metagenomes, Ryan J. (Ryan James) McLaughlin

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Comparing Soil Datasets with the APEX Model: Calibration and Validation for Hydrology and Crop Yield in Whatcom County, Washington, Andrew M. Monks

Effects of photosensitizers methylene blue and chlorin e6 on Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, Armin Saba

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Diatom Frustules as a Mechanical Defense Against Predation by Heterotrophic Dinoflagellates, Tyler Spillane

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Regulation of AMPA-type glutamate receptor homolog GLR-1 by ERAD ubiquitin ligases in C. elegans, Sam Witus

Effects of Environmental Variables on Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Occurrence at a Seasonal Foraging Site in Bellingham, Washington, Daniel Woodrich

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Roles of ubiquitin and stress in diacetyl chemosensation of C. elegans, Ellen Zocher, Nelson Ruth, and Marissa Hogg

2015

Community structure analysis of Bellingham Bay phytoplankton, Ciara Asamoto

Genomic and cDNA Sequences Encoding Histidine-Domain Arabinogalactan Proteins (HD-AGPs) in the Solanaceae, Mackenzie Cooper and Soniya Pimparkar

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The effect of maternal traits on rearing success in pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsii), Erin Rose D'Agnese

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Organic content and silt to sand ratio in correlation with porewater sulfide concentrations found in eel grass (Zostera marina) beds, Clarissa Felling

Sea star wasting disease: Comparing bacterial communities using metagenomics, Morgan Gingerich and Kailey Barnett

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Trajectories of Functional and Species Change During Plant Community Assembly in a California Serpentine Grassland, Melissa N. Habenicht

Survival of the fattest: correlating Rhagoletis zephyria pupal weight and likelihood of emergence, Keely Hausken and Neal Shaffer

Identification of Aspergillus resistance factors present in Arabidopsis thaliana, Tyler Hill and Audrey Marsh

Increased Water Temperature Potentiates Sea Star Wasting Disease Mortality in the Ochre Star (Pisaster ochraceus)., Warren Kohl

Oysters in a Changing Ocean: Effects of acidification and warming on Olympia oyster larval swimming and growth, Jake Lawlor

Spatial and temporal variation in aggregative response of harbor seals and occurrence of rogue individuals relative to adult salmonid runs, Erin Matthews

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Can Collection Specimen Data Reveal Temporal Shifts Due to Climate Change?, Julie Maurer

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The Vocal Breeding Behaviour of Harbour Seals (Phoca vitulina) in Georgia Strait, Canada: Temporal Patterns and Vocal Repertoire, Katrina A. (Katrina Anne) Nikolich

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Non-invasive genetic tracking of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina), Andrew P. (Andrew Peter) Rothstein

A genetic analysis of sex-specific prey consumption in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and the implications for commercially important fish species in the Pacific Northwest., Sara Spitzer

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Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Changes in Salinity in the Invasive Bivalve Nuttallia obscurata Compared to the Native Bivalve Leukoma staminea, Tori B. Talkington

Characterization of a Chromosomal Translocation Event in an Arabidopsis thaliana T-DNA Insertion Line, Anthony Valente

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Regulation of the AMPA glutamate receptor homolog GLR-1 at the endoplasmic reticulum in C. elegans., Sam Witus and Lina Dahlberg

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Importance of ubiquitin-mediated degradation on diacetyl chemosensation in c. elegans, Ellen Zocher and Nelson Ruth

2014

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Assessing the potential to improve the basic quantitative skills of undergraduate biology students, Liliane E. (Liliane Elyse) Dethier

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The effects of agricultural practices on native bee community structure and highbush blueberry crop production, Melanie J. (Melanie Joanne) Fabian

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Morphological, behavioral and reproductive inducible defenses in two species of intertidal gastropods, Christopher B. (Christopher Brooks) Morgan

2013

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Voltage-sensitive gating of the Pannexin-1 channel, Margaret A. Fuqua

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Short-range host preference in snowberry maggot flies depends on life history stage, John L. (John Lawton) Huddleston

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Biogeography and evolution of Thermococcus isolates from hydrothermal vent systems of the Pacific, Mark T. (Mark Thomas) Price

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The effects of elevated temperature and ocean acidity on bacterioplankton community structure and metabolism, Nam Siu

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Physiological adaptations and feeding mechanisms of the invasive purple varnish clam, Nuttallia obscurata, Leesa E. Sorber

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Identification of proteins that putatively bind the promoter of the stomatal master regulator gene, MUTE, Anthony F. (Anthony Fahike) Williams

2012

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TTS protein orthologs as interspecific reproductive barriers in the solanaceae, Tara D. Callaway

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Potential effects of short-term climate variation on shrubs, grasshoppers and lizards in the northern Great Basin desert scrub, Philip J. Dugger

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An inducible predator defense in the marine microalga Emiliania huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae) is linked to its heteromorphic haploid-diploid life cycle, Amelia Kolb

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RNAi suppressor screen to identify novel genetic interactors with the sydn-1/pfs-2 neurodevelopmental pathway of Caenorhabditis elegans and construction of plasmid vectors for yeast-two-hybrid and in vivo analyses, Mitchell Lee

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Promoter deletion analysis and identification of putative CIS-elements of MUTE in Arabidopsis, Aaron Mahoney

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Characterization of PhPRP1, an extracellular arabinogalactan protein from Petunia hybrida pistils, Megan Twomey

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Land use, riparian buffers, and biological stream conditions in the Puget lowlands of Washington, Colin Wahl

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The effects of elevated PCO2 on the physiology of Emiliania huxleyi, Tristen Wuori

2011

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Comparative genomics of Bistorta vivipara, Daniel F. Bronny

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Changes in macromoth community structure following deforestation in Western Washington State, Matthew R. Fisher

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Biodiversity and emerging biogeography of the neutrophilic iron-oxidizing Zetaproteobacteria, Sean M. McAllister