Zechariah Meunier

Zechariah Meunier is a PhD student in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University, where he is co-advised by Bruce Menge and Sally Hacker. With fellowship support from OSU and the National Science Foundation, Meunier studies rocky intertidal ecosystems of Oregon, California, and Nova Scotia. He is interested in how climate change, disturbance events, diseases, and species interactions influence the dynamics of community succession. Following his passion for conservation, Meunier has also published research on marine protected area commitments and the unintended consequences of biocontrol insects for threatened wildflowers. Prior to his doctoral studies, Meunier completed his BA in biology and environmental studies at Lawrence University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude in 2015. While at Lawrence, Zechariah was awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Madagascar and the Udall Scholarship in recognition of his commitment to environmental issues. He enjoys birding, distance running, backpacking, and playing with his cat, Kamala.

Author's Entries

  • The Blob: Impacts of the 2013-2016 Marine Heatwave on Oregon

    From December 2013 to August 2016, the northeast Pacific Ocean experienced a severe marine heatwave, or warm water event, known as the Blob. Like all marine heatwaves, the Blob was characterized by warmer-than-average ocean temperatures that lasted for a prolonged period. The heatwave was unusual because it lasted for 711 …

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