Will Fennie

Will successfully defended in 2015 and has begun a PhD at Oregon State Universtiy.  Congratulations and good luck, Will!






Will graduated from University of California at Davis in 2009 with an B.S. in Biological Sciences and an emphasis in Marine Biology.  As an undergrad he worked in Dr. Joseph Cech’s fish physiology lab to understrand the bioenergetics of juvenile fall run Chinook Salmon.  He went on to volunteer in a green sturgeon telemetry study in the Sacramento Delta with the Biotelemtry Lab at UCD, and in a whale shark photo identification study in Baja Ca with scientists from Baja and UC Berkeley. Will joined the Ichthyology Lab at MLML in the fall of 2011.






Will is interested in marine fish ecology with a specific focus on the impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on juvenile Rockfishes. In addition to Dr. Scott Hamilton, Will is working in collaboration with Dr. Jim Barry at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Dr. Sue Sogard at NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Dr. Giacomo Bernadi at UC Santa Cruz to understand how OA affects the behavior and physiology of juvenile California Rockfishes.