- Our Impact
Will came to OSU after completing a Masters in Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). At MLML, Will worked with Scott Hamilton and studied the effects of elevated CO2 on the behavior and physiology of juvenile rockfishes. There he found that different species of rockfish differed in their response to CO2 and that early life history characteristics of rockfishes influence their response. Will is excited to continue studying the early life history of rockfishes at OSU with Su Sponaugle. Here he hopes to understand how environmental conditions experienced during larval and pelagic juvenile phases affect the diets, growth, and post settlment mortality of Oregon's rockfishes. Will is also interested in understanding how Oregon's marine protected areas affect the diets, growth, and mortality of settled juvenile rockfishes.