Kevin A. Thompson

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    I am originally from south Florida where I established a relationship with the ocean early through diving, surfing and fishing.  My first working experience in fisheries was as a volunteer during high school for the NMFS Southeast Science Center juvenile goliath grouper study. From Florida I attended the College of William and Mary where I graduated in '05 with a BS in Biology. While in college, I was a volunteer at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in the Fisheries Genetics Lab, working on sandbar sharks and immediately after graduating I stayed at VIMS working in the field for the juvenile striped bass and bluefish survey.  I attended the University of Florida Dept. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences for my MS working on mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) predatory interactions with non-native, ornamental poeciliid fishes.  After my thesis defense I came directly to OSU to work for Selina Heppell and Grant Thompson (NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center).

    Since beginning at OSU I have been developing a research project to address diet of groundfish predators in Alaska in relation to abiotic and biotic factors and incorperation into ecosystem models. I also spent 3 weeks on a leg of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey as a biologist. I have also been involved in the OSU Loop Group, a group of researches interested in a qualitative community analysis methodology which has lead to presentations at Oregon AFS and the PICES annual meeting in South Korea in October 2009.

    When not working in Nash Hall, you can find me surfing out at Newport, playing water polo on the OSU Men's club team, hiking around Oregon, organizing tailgates for Beaver football, and generally enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

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Research and Organization Links                                      

AFSC Ecosystem Research
OSU Loop Group
Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society

Other Links

Oregon Surf Report and Forcast
Oregon Surfrider