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PSI researcher, Andy Suhrbier helps shellfish growers adapt to changing ocean conditions.

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Summer Research Fellow

Sophie Kelmenson, a PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill in the Department of City and Regional Planning, will be conducting research for the Pacific Shellfish Institute for the summer of 2017, under the mentorship of Bobbi Hudson. Sophie's internship is funded by the Richard Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Program for graduate students attending UNC.

Sophie’s work will center on two projects. The first project will be a continuation of an IMPLAN model for oyster farms on the west coast, which investigates the economic impacts of the oyster industry throughout the West Coast. She will aim to update the 2013 IMPLAN analysis as well as broaden the next assessment to consider downstream impacts of restaurants, tourism, etc within the model of the oyster industry.

The second project will be a case study of one oyster farm business in California. Sophie will interview stakeholders and write a report that develops a narrative about how the company emerged and how and why it has grown. She will also ask about challenges that arose, and how the oyster company dealt with (or continues to deal) with those challenges.


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Summer 2017 PSI Intern

Sophie Kelmenson, funded through UNC, will investigate local and regional economic impacts of the West Coast oyster industry this summer as a PSI intern.

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