United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Aaron Galloway

Associate Professor
University of Oregon
Department of Biology, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Research Interests
Aaron Galloway’s Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab (CTELab) is generally focused on trophic inferences in aquatic food webs, with an emphasis on algae-invertebrate interactions. To do this work we often use fatty acids as trophic biomarkers, paired with underwater natural history, experimentation, and modeling. CTELab research questions are currently focused on kelp forest ecology, the role of seaweeds and detritus as a subsidizing energy source for subtidal food webs, the effects of coastal ocean acidification of juvenile Dungeness crabs, marine invertebrate trophic ecology (urchins, abalones, sea stars, isopods), and how host/parasite relationships affect trophic relationships. This work is taking place in projects throughout the NE Pacific (Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon) and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Palmer Station
ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Other Antarctic Research Location(s)
Our research is taking place across the Western Antarctic Peninsula
Research Keywords
trophic ecology, fatty acids, trophic biomarkers, SCUBA
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group