Emma Timmins-Schiffman

University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

A little bit about me

BA, Hamilton College 2006

MS, Stanford University 2007

PhD candidate, University of Washington

This site is designed to share my research and general interests.  I am a PhD student in the Roberts Lab in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  My broad research interest is how abrupt and unexpected environmental changes affect natural populations.  These environmental changes are frequently caused by human activities.  My current study system is Pacific oysters in Puget Sound, WA and how they are affected by ocean acidification and other stressors that are prevalent in the Sound.  Please see the oysters page if you want to learn more!

My previous work has included research into the effects of fishing pressure on current population genetic diversity in lingcod (at Stanford), how dam removal impacts rainbow trout and steelhead in Pacific Northwest rivers (at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center), and investigating if outmigration life history strategies are heritable in Snake River fall run Chinook (also at NWFSC).