Research Interests: I am interested in cognitive ecology, particularly in learning and decision-making processes of fish and how those might be influenced by habitat disturbance, including anthropogenically sourced climate change.
Academic History: August 2012 - Present: Ecology PhD Candidate, Pennsylvania State University 2010 HBS Biology, Oregon State University 2010 HBS Fisheries & Wildlife Science, Oregon State University 2010 HBA International Studies 2010 Minor in Chemistry; Option in Marine Biology 2010 SEA Education Association Alumna
Patton, B. Wren. 2010. Surfacing Behavior of Juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) in North Carolina. Honors Thesis, Oregon State University. 88p.
Braun-McNeill, J., M.A. Goodman, B.W. Patton. 2010. Surfacing behavior of loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles in estuarine and coastal waters of North Carolina. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-605, 72 p.
Patton, B. Wren. 2008. Is Light Deprivation an Effective Means to Control Japanese Eelgrass, Zostera japonica, In an Oregon Estuary? Journal of Shellfish Research, 27(2): 471. [Abstract].
Patton, B. Wren. Is Light Deprivation an Effective Means to Control Japanese Eelgrass, Zostera japonica, In an Oregon Estuary? Poster presented at the 61st Annual Shellfish Conference. Oct. 2007, and 31st Annual Meeting of the Pacific Estuarine Research Society. Feb. 2008. Awards: 2012 Pennsylvania State University Graduate Fellowship Recipient 2010 Fulbright New Zealand Finalist 2008; 2009; 2010 Cyril R. Herrick Scholarship in Marine Biology 2008; 2009; 2010 Samuel Diamond Scholarship for Ecological Studies 2008 Best Student Presentation at Pacific Estuarine Research Society Conference 2007 - 2010 Merrill Family Foundation Scholarship 2007 - 2009 NOAA Hollings Scholar 2007 Best Student Presentation at Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Assc. Conference 2007 Powis L. and Winifred C. Heitmeyer Scholarship for Love of Learning 2006; 2007 Jesse Hanson Science Scholarship 2006; 2007 USAA National Collegiate Biology Award 2005 - 2009 Oregon State University Presidential Scholarship 2005 Society of Women Engineers Award for Excellence in Science and Math 2005 National Merit Scholar
B. Wren Patton Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecology Room 221 Forest Resources Building Penn State University University Park PA 16802, USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org