Ariana Snow Huffmyer
ashuff@hawaii.edu
 
 
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
46-007 Lilipuna Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-236-7455
Fax: 808-236-7443
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research Interests
 
I am pursuing a dual-disciplinary PhD program in coral biology and science education with Drs. Judy Lemus and Ruth Gates. My research interest in coral biology is to understand how temperature exposure and early life history experiences influence coral response to climate change conditions. In particular, I am conducting research to understand how conditioning can boost thermal resilience in the next generation of corals. In my science education research, I am investigating the effects of research involvement on community college student science identity development and how interacting in a cohort-based environment impacts their transition from a community college to a four-year university environment . 
 
 
Education
2014-Current
Ph.D. in Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Integrated PhD in marine science and science education    

2010-2014
Honors B.S. in Biology with Marine Biology Option and minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University
Marine Biology Undergraduate Programs:
- Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean CIEE Tropical Marine Biology                                     
- Coastal Marine Ecology, Hatfield Marine Science Center                                        
    
 
 
Publications

Huffmyer A. and J. Lemus. 2018. Graduate Teaching Assistant teaching behaviors influence student achievement in a research-based undergraudate course. In review. Journal of College Science Teaching.

Meltvedt A. and C. Jadot. 2014. Progression of the Coral-Algal Phase shift in the Caribbean: A Case Study in Bonaire, 
Dutch Caribbean. Ariana Meltvedt, Catherine Jadot. Marine Technology Society Journal 48(6) 33-41.
 *** The Marine Technology Society is a not-for-profit, international, professional association. Founded in 1963, the Society believes that the advancement of marine technology and the productive, sustainable use of the oceans depend upon the active exchange of ideas between government, industry, and academia. See www.mtsociety.org. This article is for personal use only, and is not to be redistributed in any format.
 
Meltvedt A. 2014. Population structure and genetic variation in the Hawaiian Opakapaka (Pristipomoides filamentosus): Evidence of a genetic bottleneck in a captive broodstock. Oregon State University Senior Undergraduate Thesis.
 
Meltvedt A., K. Beem, A. Carsh. 2013. The effects of different levels of sunlight and habitat variation on the growth of Saccharina sessilis. Hatfield Marine Science Center student publication.
 
Meltvedt A. 2012. Status of reef health at Yellow Sub study site on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean: progression of a coral-algal phase shift. Physis: Student Journal of Mar Sci 8:88-98.
 

Presentations
 
*= Presentation speaker,  † = Invited speaker, § = Poster presentation
 
* Huffmyer A. and R.D. Gates (2018) Getting a head start: Conditioning increases resilience in juvenile corals. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Fransisco, California. 

* Huffmyer A. (2017) Parental influence on growth and survivorship of juvenile Pocillopora damicornis corals exposed to increased temperature. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Honolulu, Hawaii. 

§ Huffmyer A. (2017) Teaching styles impact student achievement in a research-based undergraduate science course.
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. New Orleans, Louisiana. 

§ Huffmyer A. (2016) Parental influence on patterns of growth and survivorship in juvenile Pocillopora damicornis corals exposed to thermal stress conditions. 100th Meeting of the Western Socity of Naturalists. Monterey, California. 

§ Huffmyer A. (2016) Teaching styles impact student achievement in a research-based undergraduate science course. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. 

* Huffmyer A. (2016) Impacts of graduate teaching assistant (GTA) instruction styles on student achievement. UH Mānoa Albert L. Tester Symposium. UH Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Award: Best Rapid-Fire Presentation

§ Huffmyer A. (2016) Utilizing heterotrophy: Nutritional provisioning for juvenile corals in climate change. UH Mānoa Albert L. Tester Symposium. UH Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Award: Best Graduate Poster

§ Meltvedt A. (2014) Population structure and genetic variation in the Hawaiian Opakapaka (Pristipomoides filamentosus): Evidence of a genetic bottleneck in offspring of a captive broodstock. Undergraduate Thesis Defense. Oregon State University Corvallis.
 
*Meltvedt A. (2013) Increasing literacy in marine science: A summer education program for Hawaii high school students. Hawaii NOAA Scholars Symposium. UH Manoa.
 
*Meltvedt A. (2013) Increasing literacy in marine science: A summer education program for Hawaii high school students. NOAA Hollings Scholar Symposium. 
 
*Meltvedt A. (2013) Site and light: factors affecting growth rates of Saccharina sessilis kelp. Hatfield Marine Science Student Symposium. Newport, Oregon.
 
*Meltvedt A. (2012) Reef health at Yellow Sub, Bonaire: progression of a coral-algal phase shift. CIEE Student Research Symposium. Bonaire Dutch Caribbean. 
 
§ Meltvedt A. (2011) Novel nematode characterization and phylogeny. Science Education Alliance Symposium. Janelia Farms Virginia.
 

Teaching Experience 

2015: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Summer Research Experience in Marine Biology for Hawaii High School Students: Full-Time Instructor and student mentor. 25 high school students.

2015 Fall Semester: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biology 265 Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 24 undergraduate students.

2014: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Summer Research Experience in Marine Biology for Hawaii High School Students: Instruction Assistant and student mentor. 24 high school students.

2014 Fall Semester: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biology 265 Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 23 undergraduate students.


Outreach
 
2018
Chasing Coral screening invited panelist (Kapiolani Community College)                         
seaHarmony Collaboration Network blog series writer       

2017                                                
Resource interview for international high school science project (1 student)                        
STEMplus program educator HIMB workshop coordinator                                                  
Congressional Higher Education Committee delegate visit to HIMB                                   
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology Open House volunteer                        
Resource interview for middle school science projects (4 students)                                      
Assets School biodiversity laboratory at HIMB (22 students)                                              
Science project resource mentor (Kauai High School, Wellesley Middle School)              

2016
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology Open House volunteer                       
Guest lecturer in marine biology, Nanakuli High School                                                      
School for Examining Essential Questions in Sustainability, Oahu group leader                  
Climate Science Teachers Institute co-coordinator, American Samoa                                  
Graduate Women in Science Professional Development Series co-coordinator                 
Expanding Your Horizons Girls in Science Workshop volunteer                                         
Taiwan Coral Reef Ambassadors education outreach coordinator                                        
Connecting culture and coral reefs: teacher workshop coordinator                                       
Undergraduate marine science education tour guide                     

2015                                       
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology Open House volunteer                        
Biology Undergraduate Student Marine Biology RLP at Coconut Island volunteer          
Rhodes Family Scholars Program, Oahu Hawaii Tour volunteer                                         
Waikiki Family Night - Coral Reproduction and Biology education volunteer                     
COSEE Island Earth Traditional Hawaiian Knowledge curriculum co-coordinator              
COSEE Island Earth reef health education series volunteer, North Shore Oahu                  
Climate Science Teachers Institute co-coordinator, Republic of the Marshall Islands         
Expanding Your Horizons Girls in Science Workshop volunteer                                         
Oahu Elementary Schools Tide Walks Program volunteer                                                  

2014 & earlier
Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching                                         
Eastern Oregon Agriculture outreach and education program assistant                              
Community Sustainability Fair in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean coordinator                            
Agriculture in the Classroom Elementary Program youth teacher                                      
    
 
 
Mentoring

2017-2018: Six Oahu community college students, independent research
2017-2018: Ashleigh Epps, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Directed Research
2017: Colton Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Directed Research
2017: Selina Anderson
2016: Colton Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2016: Ellie Vaughan, University of Plymouth
2015-2016: George Davies, University of Plymouth 
2015: HIMB Summer Research Experience in Marine Biology for Hawaii High School Students: Instructor and Research Mentor (18 students)
2014: HIMB Summer Research Experience in Marine Biology for Hawaii High School Students: Student mentor and student team research leader (16 students)
 
 
Funding Sources
 
2017: HIMB Colonel Willys E. Lord, DVM and Sandina L. Lord Endowed Scholarship
2016-2019: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
2016: HIMB Colonel Willys E. Lord, DVM and Sandina L. Lord Endowed Scholarship
2016: UH Manoa Department of Biology Charles H. and Margaret B. Edmondson Research Fund 
2016: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Research Assistant
2016: University of Hawaii at Manoa Opportunity Grant
2015: University of Hawaii at Manoa Teaching Assistant
2015: University of Hawaii at Manoa Opportunity Grant
2015: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Research Assistant
 
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