2017 Summer Student Fellow Research Projects


Shavonna Bent, Johnson State College     
Reactive Oxygen Species production in the holobiont of the Northern Star Coral (Astrangia poculata)
Advisors: Amy Apprill and Colleen Hansel, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Luka Catipovic, University of Massachusetts, Amherst     
Advancing Marine Chemical Sensing Technology for Deep Sea and Shallow Estuary Applications
Advisor: Anna Michel, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Abigayle Clabaugh, University of Colorado, Boulder         
Departures in the Surface Meteorology and Air-Sea Fluxes at the WHOTS
Advisor: Robert Weller, Physical Oceanography
Samuel Coakley, Rutgers University
Southeast Asian monsoon variability in the CESM-Last Millennium Ensemble       
Advisors: Caroline Ummenhofer and Hyodae Seo, Physical Oceanography
Veronica De Pascuale, Oberlin College
Effect of Hypoxia on DNA Methylation during Early Embryonic Development of Atlantic Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus)
Advisor: Neel Aluru, Biology

Jason Dinh, Duke University
Listen up! Harnessing passive acoustic recorders to monitor boat activity trends in U.S. Virgin Island coral reefs         
Advisor: Aran Mooney, Biology
Zachary Duguid, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   
Intelligent Endurance for AUV Gliders          
Advisor: Richard Camilli, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Noah Gluschankoff, University of California, Santa Barbara         
Investigating reaction kinetics, products and isotope signatures during abiotic reduction of nitrate and nitrite by amorphous iron sulfide          
Advisor: Scott Wankel, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Jeanette Gray, Unity College
Two invasive invertebrates: understanding their range limits in Northeast North America with relative thermal tolerance        
Advisor: Carolyn Tepolt, Biology
James Hawsey, College of Charleston         
Navigational Adjustment to Optimize Multibeam Bathymetry of the MidAtlantic Ridge “Popping Rocks Site" 
Advisor: Adam Soule, Geology & Geophysics
Taylor Hough, Brown University      
Timing of melt percolation and pyroxenite formation in a supra-subduction zone: Constraints from the Josephine Ophiolite, Oregon USA       
Advisor: Veronique Le Roux, Geology & Geophysics
Mia Infante, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley          
Variability and Trends of the Southern New England Shelfbreak    
Advisor: Benjamin Harden and Glen Gawarkiewicz, Physical Oceanography
Stephanie Lim, Scripps College        
Assessing loss rates of a developing red tide at a population level
Advisor: Don Anderson & Michael Brosnahan, Biology
Meghan Maciejewski, Stonehill College      
Swimming behavior of Crassostrea virginica larvae in response to waterborne settlement cue and food availability       
Advisor: Lauren Mullineaux, Biology
Kanieka Neal, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore        
Biophysical and Thermal Influences on Surface pCO2 in the North Atlantic from 2014-2016           
Advisor: David Nicholson and Hilary Palevsky, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Lan Nguyen, Hollins University        
Ecological and Economic Trade-offs of Allocating Coastal Space to Shellfish Aquaculture 
Advisor: Hauke Kite-Powell, Marine Policy Center
Jacob Partida, Humboldt State University  
Subsurface transport of shelf water at the Mid-Atlantic Bight shelf-break 
Advisor: Gordon Zhang, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Brooke Rasina, University of California, San Diego
Nitrogen Concentration and Isotopic Changes over the Past 250 Years in a Red Sea Coral
Advisors: Konrad Hughen and Scott Wankel, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Kathryn Rawson, Mount Holyoke College  
Sea Cucumbers in a Pickle: The Economic Geography of the Serial Exploitation of Sea Cucumbers     
Advisor: Porter Hoagland, Marine Policy Center
Julianna Renzi, University of Arizona          
Are all algae created equal? Determining the Ability of Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis to Identify Different Phyla of Macroalgae for Use in Trophic Ecology       
Advisor: Simon Thorrold, Biology

Sophie Ruehr, Yale University          
Newfound Aspects of Ancient Hurricanes: Reconstructing storm intensity and sediment deposition dynamics in northeastern coastal ponds
Advisor: Jeff Donnelly, Geology and Geophysics
Cara Scalpone, Pitzer College           
Modeling Seagrass Habitat Vulnerability to Climate Change          
Advisor: Neil Ganju, USGS – Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Rowena Schenck, Amherst College  
Sediment respiration and sulfur cycling in salt marsh ponds           
Advisor: Amanda Spivak, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Celina Scott-Buechler, Cornell University    
The role of anthropogenic warming in the decline of Caribbean reefs        
Advisor: Anne Cohen, Geology and Geophysics
Madison Shankle, Yale University   
The Influence of Ocean Warming on Extreme Precipitation Events around the Indian Ocean in 2010/11     
Advisor: Caroline Ummenhofer, Physical Oceanography
James Stadler, Haverford College    
Submesoscale Restratification of the Arctic Mixed Layer    
Advisor: Sylvia Cole, Physical Oceanography
Logan Tegler, Arizona State University        
Osmium- and Iron- isotope chronostratigraphy of deep sea pelagic clays  
Advisor: Tristan Horner, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Rosa Vargas-Martes, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
The Role of Ocean and Atmosphere Heat Transport in the Arctic Amplification    
Advisor: Young-Oh Kwon, Physical Oceanography
Samuel Walkes, Bowdoin College    
Signature whistles as indicators of mass stranding events in common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and Atlantic white sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus)          
Advisor: Laela Sayigh, Biology

Ciara Willis, Dalhousie University    
Tuna in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area: Identification of probable spawning sites using larval movement       
Advisor: Joel Llopiz, Biology