University of Hawaii

Brian N. Popp

Students

Current Students

 

Brian congratulating Richard on his wedding day.

 

Richard Wallsgrove

Richard has recently defended his Master’s thesis in Oceanography (Carbon Isotopic Fractionation of Naturally Occurring Alkenone-Producing algae as a Function of Specific Growth Rate) and is also currently a third-year student in the UH Richardson School of Law. I anticipate that Richard will finish Law School and obtain his Oceanography MS degree in May 2008!

 

Amanda Pontius

Amanda is currently finishing her Master’s thesis in Oceanography. Amanda has been examining controls on the export production depth of Emiliania huxleyi and controls on alkenone unsaturation (UK’37 Index) in the Gulf of California. Amanda hopes to defend her thesis and graduate December 2007.

 

Lisa Oswald

Lisa has just joined my research group and is working on a Master’s degree in Oceanography. She will study the ecological and physiological controls on alkenone unsaturation (UK’37 Index) in the Southern Ocean east of New Zealand.

 

Past Students (Last 5 Years)

 

Brittany Graham collecting a sample from a baby yellowfin.

 

 

Brittany S. Graham

Ph.D., UH Oceanography expected December 2007. Currently seeking a postdoctoral opportunity. I served as Brittany’s thesis advisor.

 

 

Marian Westley getting carried away collecting mud in the Bering Sea.

 

 

Marian B. Westley

Ph.D., UH Oceanography December 2006. Currently a staff Research Scientist at NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ. I served as Marian’s thesis advisor.

Melissa Southwell

Ph.D., Marine Sciences UNC-Chapel Hill December 2006. Melissa is now a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of North Carolina—Wilmington. Melissa made key isotope measurements in the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratories as part of her thesis research and I served on her thesis committee.

Joji Uchikawa

M.S., UH Oceanography May 2006. Currently a UH Oceanography Ph.D. student working with Richard Zeebe. Joji did extensive work in the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratories and I served on his thesis committee.

Bryan Deschenes

M.S., UH Oceanography May 2005. Currently a staff Scientist at Cyanotech, an aquaculture firm in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I served as Bryan’s thesis advisor.

Nicolas Cassar

Ph.D., UH Oceanography May 2004. Currently an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Nicolas did extensive work in the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratories and I served on his thesis committee.

Phyllis Lam

Ph.D., UH Oceanography May 2004. Currently a Staff Scientist at the Max Plank Institute for Marine Microbiology, Breman, Germany. Phyllis made key isotope measurements in the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratories as part of her thesis research and I served on her thesis committee.

 

Past Postdoctoral Scholars

 

Matthew D. McCarthy, SOEST Young Investigator 1999-2001. Now an Assistant Professor of Ocean Sciences at University of California-Santa Cruz.

Donald Yee, Postdoctoral Investigator 1997-1999. Now an Environmental Consultant in San Francisco, CA.

John E. Dore, Postdoctoral Investigator 1996-1997. Now an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Land and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University and in the Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii.

Fabien Kenig, Postdoctoral Investigator 1993-1995, Now an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Luis M. Tupas, Postdoctoral Investigator 1990-1992. Now with the USDA Global Change and Carbon Program, Washington, DC.