Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Research Areas


Dr. Nat Scholz
Program Manager
Staff Directory

For graduate students

The Ecotoxicology Program has hosted numerous graduate students over the past decade, from research universities throughout the United States and from other countries. Several Ecotox scientists have served on graduate student thesis and dissertation committees, often as affiliate faculty. In all cases, students have a primary graduate advisor at their home institution and work with Center staff in the capacity of a visiting scientist. The depth of past collaborations has ranged from a single project to an entire dissertation. Some students have obtained independent graduate research funding - e.g., the The next link/button will exit from NWFSC web site Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Study, while others have been supported by NOAA in years where funding has been available. Students who are currently National Science Foundations Graduate Research Fellows should consult The next link/button will exit from NWFSC web site Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) opportunities at NOAA. Graduate students interested in any of the Ecotox research areas should contact the designated Program Contact for that area.
  • Jenifer McIntyre
    Jenifer McIntyre constructs aquatic chambers to study the behavior of juvenile salmon at the University of Washington's Big Beef Creek research facility. Jen completed her Ph.D. in the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science (David Beauchamp, advisor) in collaboration with the Ecotoxicology Program. Her dissertation research was partially supported by an EPA STAR grant. Her collaboration with Ecotox continues, presently as an Assistant Professor with Washington State University – see the "stormwater science" research area.