USC Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows for 2001

Jamie M. Krauk

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD

M.S., Marine Environmental Estuarine Science, December 2000 Specialization in marine microbiology and oceanography

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

B.S., Biology, May 1998
University of Southern CA, 1999-2001

Research Technician - Collaborated with modelers, satellite imagery experts, chemists, oceanographers, and microbiologists, both at sea and in the laboratory, for extensive study of the impact on the global ocean of a marine cyanobacterium. Spent extended time at sea including Australia, trans-Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico. Maintained one of four worldwide Trichodesmium spp. culture, operated multiple instruments, trained fellow graduate and undergraduate students.

Chesapeake Biological Lab, Solomons, MD, 1998-1999 Graduate Student Fellow - Awarded a Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Fellowship for graduate study. Maintained distance-learning interactive video network and provided full library services for campus. Developed independent laboratory research methodologies and precursors to field studies. Conducted collaborative research project on development of trans-disciplinary approaches to marine policy from a scientific perspective
Center of Marine Biotechnology, Baltimore, MD, 1996-1998 Research Assistant - Collaborated with Maryland Sea Grant and Maryland Dept. of Agriculture to apply high-tech science methodology to problem-solving issues in local crabmeat packing industry. Led state-funded laboratory research to develop innovative protocol for protein analysis, and original design of user-friendly analysis kit. Presented data to government officials, NOAA employees, and fellow scientists during 1998 National Seafood Marketing Commission Conference.
Bellairs Research Institute, Holetown, Barbados, 1997 Research Intern - Led small research team and conducted extensive SCUBA and free-diving coral reef ecology research. Analyzed effects of effluent flushing from sewage treatment plant into offshore mangrove environment.
Related Graduate Courses  
  • Microbiology Environmental Law
  • Coastal Environmental Policy and Management
  • Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Biochemistry
  • Biometrics
  1998-1999 Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Fellowship recipient
Presentations, Publications  
  • Eastern Seaboard Seafood Marketing Commission 1998
  • Interstate Seafood Marketing Commission 1997
  • Krauk, J. Assigning economic value to ecologic services: A worthy pursuit? Presented and submitted to environmental law students, USC
  • Krauk, Jamie and Capone, D.O. Plasticity and Limits of N: P in Trichodesmium spp.; a Comparison of field and laboratory populations (in prep.)
  • Mulholland, M., Lee, C., Krauk, J., Carpenter, E. Bacterial Productivity (in prep).
  • P.A.D.I. certified SCUBA diver
  • Certified youth volleyball instructor - Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center
  • Vocal music/guitar performance
  • Musical composition/songwriter
  • Volunteer - Bel Air Presbyterian Church