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 the larval experience influences their responses to climate change conditions. In particular, I will be developing a "head start" program to understand how nutritional provisioning can boost climate change resilience in the next generation of corals. In my science education research, I will be investigating the effects of research involvement on academic achievement in undergraduate students and how interacting in a cohort-based environment impacts their transition from a community college to a four-year university environment .
Ph.D. in Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, in progress
B.S. in Biology with Marine Biology Option and minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University 2014
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Dutch Caribbean. Ariana Meltvedt, Catherine Jadot. Marine Technology Society Journal 48(6) 33-41.
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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.
*= Presentation speaker, † = Invited speaker, § = Poster presentation
* 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.
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.
2017: Resource interview for middle school science projects (3 students)
2016: Guest lecturer at Nanakuli High School in marine science (120 total students)
2016: School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability marine science education co-coordinator
2016: Climate Science Teacher Institute, American Samoa co-coordinator
2016: Undergraduate marine science education tour guide
2016: Expanding Your Horizons Young Women in Science Conference workshop leader
2016: Connecting culture and coral reefs: Teacher education workshop at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
2016: Coral Reef Ambassadors outreach event coordinator
2015: School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology Open House volunteer
2015: Biology Undergraduate Student Marine Biology RLP at Coconut Island volunteer guide
2015: Rhodes Family Scholars Program, Oahu Hawaii volunteer natural history guide
2015: Waikiki Aqua Explorers Family Night volunteer
2015: Expanding Your Horizons Young Women in Science Conference workshop leader
2015: Eyes of the Reef and COSEE Island Earth Outreach Event Co-Coordinator
2015-16: Graduate Women in Science Co-Outreach Coordinator
2015: Reef Walk elementary reef education outreach event
2015: Marshall Islands Climate Science Teacher Institute Co-Coordinator
2013: Public speaking in marine science outreach to audiences in Oregon: FFA, Kiwanis, online outreach, and collaboration to plan summer marine science events for high school students.
2012: Community Sustainability Fair in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean: Organization, implementation, outreach in sustainable living for marine environment conservation.
2011: Agriculture in the Classroom elementary program: Instructor in science and health of Oregon agriculture.
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)
2016: 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