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Announcements [edit]

QERM Retreat - September 6th - 7th 2014

The first annual QERM Retreat will happen on September 6th-7th at the Olympic Natural Resource Center, and it will be generously funded by the GPSS! The agenda includes talking to field researchers at the site about how they collect ecological data, a "welcome to the program" for our incoming students, hikes on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, and student bonding. The list of students who have RSVPed is here - please add your name or email to sign up!

Loveday's Retirement Party

Thanks to current student and alumni for making a great showing at Loveday Conquest's QERM retirement party! We even managed to capture an astounding number of current and past QERMies in a single photo!

Natural History Trivia Night

Super-Congratulations to the Quilted Emu-Rolling Machines for taking home the gold at December's Burke Museum-sponsored trivia night at the College Inn. The team won a $50 gift certificate, of which enough remains to buy one pitcher at January's trivia night!


Soup is on Thursdays at noon for fall quarter 2014. See you there!


Weather is getting better! Soon, this will create a host of recreating opportunities! Softball? Kayaking? Day Hikes? WHO KNOWS!

FAQ for QERM Applicants

If you're interested in applying to QERM, please see the QERM Applicant FAQ. Anyone interested in QERM is welcome to add questions, and hopefully you'll get a response. To obtain an account, contact the Graduate Program Assistant with the email address and user name you'd like to use. Presentation of research by students can be found in the QERM Student Seminar page.

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Honor Roll [edit]


to Scott Rinnan​!

On February 3, 2015, Scott Rinnan​ successfully defended his masters's thesis "Quantifying sensitivity and exposure to climate change in Western North American species."

to Chloe Bracis!

On December 3, 2014, Chloe Bracis successfully defended her PhD dissertation "Incorporating cognition into models of animal movement and predator–prey interaction."

to Kelsey Vitense​!

On August 14, 2014, Kelsey Vitense​ successfully defended her masters's thesis "Theoretical Impacts of Habitat Loss and Generalist Predation on Predator-Prey Cycles."

to Ingrid Spies!

On April 21, 2014, Ingrid Spies successfully defended her PhD dissertation "New approaches in the bridge between genetics and fisheries management."

to Adam Pope!

On March 7, 2014, Adam Pope successfully defended his master's thesis: "A graphical user interface (GUI) input-based algorithm to automate generation of multi-state models for release-recapture studies."

to Cole!

On September 9, 2013, Cole Monnahan successfully defended his master's thesis: "Population Trends of the Eastern North Pacific Blue Whale"

to Mandi!

On June 6, 2013, Mandi Fix successfully defended her master's thesis: "Understory light availability and spatial variation"

to Aditya!

On September 4, 2012, Dr. Khanna successfully defended his PhD dissertation: "Bio-Behavioral Models for HIV Prevention"

to GMan!

On May 16, 2012, Master Passolt successfully defended his MS thesis: "A Predator-Susceptibility Model of Juvenile Salmon Survival & A Voronoi Tessellation-Based Approach to Generating Hypothetical Forests"

to Rachel St John!

On September 26, 2011, Master St John successfully defended her master's thesis: "Model IV - A new harvest scheduling model for spatial forest planning"

to Kevin See!

On September 16, 2011, Dr. See successfully defended his PhD Dissertation "State-space population dynamics models with applications to population viability analysis, the conservation of sagebrush birds in the Great Basin and estimating fisheries CPUE indices"

to Eileen Burns!

On March 18, 2011, Eileen Burns successfully defended her master's thesis: "A modeling framework for life history-based conservation planning"

to Bert Loosmore!

On March 10, 2011, Dr. Loosmore successfully defended his PhD dissertation: "On Elucidating Ecological Process Using Spatial Point Process Models"

to Ting Li!

On March 7, 2011, Dr. Li successfully defended her PhD dissertation: "Pdf10.png Visualize the intrinsic and extrinsic processes that determine the patterns of human mortality"

to The Master Thomas Ji!

On June 21, 2010, Thomas Monroe Garrison successfully defended his master's thesis: "Pdf10.png Opportunities and Challenges for Marine Protected Areas in Fisheries Management"


to Chloe Bracis!

On June 2, 2010, Chloe Bracis successfully defended her master's thesis: "Pdf10.png A model of the ocean migration of Pacific salmon"

to Liz Atwood!

On March 2, 2010, Liz Atwood successfully defended her Masters' Thesis: " Mesoscale eddies and ichthyoplankton community composition and abundance in the Gulf of Alaska"

to Hans Nesse!

On December 9, 2009, Hans Nesse successfully defended his master's thesis: "Pdf10.png Correlates of the decline of the Steller sea lion in the North Pacific"

to Dawn Dougherty!

On October 1, 2009, Dawn Dougherty successfully defended her master's thesis: "The effects of management scale: A simulation study for U.S. Pacific coast groundfish"

to Aditya Khanna!

On July 21st, 2009, Master Aditya successfully defended his master's thesis: "Pdf10.png Circular Migrations and HIV Transmission Dynamics"

to Marta Danielsdottir!

On June 18th, 2009, Marta Danielsdottir successfully defended her master's thesis on: "Effects of buffer land-cover on stream water quality: comparison of modeling approaches and ecological findings"

to Rishi Sharma!

On May 14, 2009, Dr. Sharma successfully defended his PhD dissertation on "Pacific Northwest Chinook: Survival, maturation, ocean distribution and recruitment in relation to the ocean and freshwater environment"

to Amber Parsons!

On March 10, 2009, Master Parsons successfully defended her master's thesis on: "Estimating Salmon Escapement, Statistically Speaking"


to Teresa Amar

On March 4, 2009, Dr. Amar successfully defended her PhD dissertation on: "A Management Strategy Evaluation of the Gulf of Alaska Walleye Pollock Fishery"

to Eli Gurarie!

On July 18, 2008, Dr. Gurarie successfully defended his PhD dissertation on: "Pdf10.png Models of movement and migration: from individual tracks to mass dispersal"


to Michael Keim!

On May 27, 2008, Dr. Keim successfully defended his PhD dissertation on: "Characteristic Scale using Wavelets" Dr.Michael Keim, is also now listed as a mathematician on the Mathematics Genealogy Project!

to Liz Atwood!

for earning a scholarship from the North Pacific Research Board for 2008-09.

to Susan Lubetkin!

On May 14, 2008, Dr. Lubetkin successfully defended her PhD dissertation on: "Using baleen annual d13C cycles and length data from bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) to estimate whale age and explore anomalous years"


to Ian Taylor!

On April 10, 2008, Dr. Taylor successfully defended his PhD dissertation on: "Pdf10.png Modeling spiny dogfish population dynamics in the Northeast Pacific"

to Maureen Kennedy!

On March 13, 2008, Dr. Kennedy successfully defended her PhD dissertation on: "Multi-objective optimization for process models: The role of morphology in the persistence of old-growth Douglas-fir"

to Kristin Broms!

On January 24, 2008, Master Broms successfully defended her master's thesis on: "Pdf10.png Small Game Population Reconstruction: Model Development and Application"

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