2017 Alumni

Alexander Pappas
 Senior, Rowan UniversityAlssPolychlorinated biphenyl and
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
contamination in the Antarctic benthic environment

Amanda Ceroli
 Junior, James Madison UniversityAmanda
Assessment of coupled model’s skill in simulating coastal winds in the Gulf of Mexico

Andrew Whitesell
 Sophomore, North Carolina State University
Exopolymer formation by phytoplankton in relation to marine aerosols

Ashley Davis
Junior, University of South CarolinaAshley Davis
Carbonate saturation horizons in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Implications for deep-sea coral

Ashley King
Junior, University of ConnecticutAshley king
Methyl halides in the air and water of Galveston Bay

Cameron Henderson
Junior, University of South CarolinaCameron
Acidification and the carbonate
chemistry of Galveston Bay

Cassidy Gonzalez-Morabito
 Senior, Rugters UniversityCassidy
Analysis of hydrodynamic impacts
induced by tidal turbine arrays

Charles Homes II
 Senior, James Madison UniversityCharles
Quantifying the growth of microbial aggregates in response to oil and dispersant

DJ Sandoval
 Sophomore, Byrn Mawr CollegeSandoval
Interannual changes in Hypoxia at the Flower Garden Banks and the Texas Coast

Lauren Castaňon
Junior, California State UniversityLaruen
Assessment of sources of
chromophoric dissolved organic
materials to Galveston Bay

Madeleine Neuhaus
Senior, Boston UniversityMadeleine
Northwest Pacific planktonic
foraminiferal biogeography during
the Miocene: Indicators of the
Kuroshio current



2016 Alumni


Alexander Pappas
 Junior, University of Texas

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Hypoxia on the Texas shelf

Andrew Pressly
Senior, University of Tampa

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Spatial analysis of freshwater stratification and hypoxia on the Texas continental shelf

Ashley Davis
Sophomore, University of South Carolina


Characterization of carbonate saturation horizons near deep-sea coral beds in the northwestern Hawaiian island chain

Chase Martin
Junior, Texas A&M University

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Modeling and analysis of mooring/buoy design for upper Kuroshio current

Heath Goertzen
Sophomore, Bethel College Newton

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Methane production in incubations from the lower oceanic crust

Mandy Frazier
 Senior, University of Miami


Contamination of the benthic marine ecosystem: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Nathan Lanning
 Junior, University of New Haven


Size partitioning of trace metal micronutrients in the western Arctic ocean

Priscilla Flores
Freshman, Houston Community College


Population growth rate of Tripos furca in the Gulf of Mexico: Understanding the dynamics of Tripos furca blooms

Rayna Nolen
Senior, Colorado College

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Detecting chlorophyll degradation in open-ocean and coastal phytoplankton communities that are exposed to treatments of oil and oil dispersant

Veronica De Pascuale
Junior, Oberlin College


Quantification of functional genes for hydrocarbon degradation in microbial communities in coastal water mesocosms