Ross Whippo, MSc

2011-2013 Zoology University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
 2015-2021 Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States 
 2018- Oregon Institute of Marine Biology University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States 
Marine Biodiversity, Subtidal Community Dynamics, Invertebrate Grazers
"Ross Whippo"

I am a Seattle native and a PhD student in the Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (University of Oregon). I received my Master’s degree in Zoology with a focus on marine ecology at the University of British Columbia.

My love of marine sciences has led me to many places around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington I became a certified scientific diver and conducted subtidal research in the San Juan Islands. I also spent several summers at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre in Barkley Sound BC working in subtidal eelgrass ecosystems. Currently, I am an associate researcher with the Smithsonian’s MarineGEO project, which has taken me from the reefs and mangroves of the Caribbean to the kelp forests of Tasmania.

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Kevin Britton-Simmons research assistant 2010-2011 Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington
M. Claire Horner-Devine research assistant 2010-2011 University of Washington
David Duggins research assistant 2011-2011 Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington
J Emmett Duffy research assistant 2015-2021 Smithsonian Institution
 (MarineGEO project)
Aaron W. E. Galloway grad student 2018- University of Oregon
Mary I. O'Connor grad student 2011-2013 UBC
 (Also on PhD committee 2018-)
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de Pablo LX, Lefcheck JS, Harper L, et al. (2021) A doubling of stony coral cover on shallow forereefs at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize from 2014 to 2019. Scientific Reports. 11: 19185
Ritter CJ, Harper LM, Lefcheck JS, et al. (2021) Patterns of Consumption Across a Caribbean Seascape: Roles of Habitat and Consumer Species Composition Through Time Front. Mar. Sci.. 8
Whalen MA, Whippo RDB, Stachowicz JJ, et al. (2020) Climate drives the geography of marine consumption by changing predator communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Whippo R, Knight NS, Prentice C, et al. (2018) Epifaunal diversity patterns within and among seagrass meadows suggest landscape‐scale biodiversity processes Ecosphere. 9: e02490
Staaterman E, Ogburn M, Altieri A, et al. (2017) Bioacoustic measurements complement visual biodiversity surveys: preliminary evidence from four shallow marine habitats Marine Ecology Progress Series. 575: 207-215
Lowe AT, Whippo R, Galloway AWE, et al. (2015) Sedentary urchins influence benthic community composition below the macroalgal zone Marine Ecology. 36: 129-140
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