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2020 Summer Student Fellow Research Projects


Kela Bakari, Howard University
Population Genetics of the Invasive Mud Crab Rhithropanopeus harrrisii
Advisor: Carolyn Tepolt, Biology

Colin Brennan, United States Naval Academy
AUV Image Perception for Use in Kelp Aquaculture
Advisor: Erin Fischell, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Cassia Cai, Northwestern University
Long-term changes in the mixed layer depth on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf
Advisor: Young-Oh Kwon, Physical Oceanography

Zaibeth Carlo-Frontera, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
Self-sustained Oscillations in 2D Thermohaline Convection
Advisor: Olivier Marchal, Geology & Geophysics, and John Whitehead, Physical Oceanography

Natalie Davis, Middlebury College
Exploring the Taxonomic Diversity and Functional Capabilities of Microorganisms in the Kolumbo Hydrothermal Vent System
Advisor: Maria Pachiadaki, Biology

Alexa Davy, Stanford University
Geophone and Hydrophone Data Analysis
Advisor: Erin Fischell, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

David Feagins, St. Mary's University
The Acidification of Coral Reefs: Controls on the Carbonate Chemistry of a Coral Reef Lagoon
Advisors: Weifu Guo and Anne Cohen, Geology & Geophysics

Mark Goldwater, Olin College of Engineering
Classification of Dispersive Whale Calls using a Convolutional Neural Network
Advisors: Julien Bonnel and Dan Zitterbart, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Yoana Guzman Hernandez, California State University Chico
Mathematical Modeling of Phytoplankton Community Structure as Affected by Biological and Physical Processes
Advisor: Amala Mahadevan, Physical Oceanography

Daniel Hill, Oberlin College
Volume Weighted pCO2 and Calcium Carbonate Saturation State Distributions in the Global Ocean
Advisor: Adam Subhas, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Sophie Kuhl, Brown University
Tidal Exports of Dissolved Organic Carbon from a Coastal Salt Marsh Complex
Advisors: Meagan Eagle Gonneea and Kevin Kroeger, US Geological Survey

Jialin Li, Binghamton University
Spatial and Temporal Near-shore Bar Dynamics Associated with White Shark Habitat
Advisor: Chris Sherwood, US Geological Survey

Michael Meneses, University of California, Santa Barbara
Differences in Faunal Composition between Active and Inactive Vents on the East Pacific Rise
Advisor: Lauren Mullineaux, Biology

Thanda Newkirk, Wellesley College
Exploring Abyssal Pathways in the Madagascar Basin
Advisors: Alison Macdonald, Heather Furey and Viviane Meneses, Physical Oceanography

Evan Paris, Vassar College
The Impact of Seawater on Polymetallic Nodule Biogeochemistry
Advisor: Tristan Horner, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Elena Perez, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Marine Heat Waves in the Northwest Atlantic
Advisors: Glen Gawarkiewicz and Magdalena Andres, Physical Oceanography

Jonathan Pfeifer, Flathead Valley Community College
Electrochemical Acidification for Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) Measurements
Advisors: Zhaohui Aleck Wang, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, and Jason Kapit, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Amy Phung, Olin College of Engineering
Online, In-Situ Calibration of Underwater Hydraulic Manipulators Using a Wrist-Mounted Camera
Advisor: Richard Camilli, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Adrian Reed, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Suitability Index for Oyster Farming in Galveston Bay
Advisor: Hauke Kite-Powell, Marine Policy Center

Kinga Santha, University of Novi Sad
Linking macro- and microdiversity at the Jardines de la Reina reef system, Cuba
Advisor: Amy Apprill, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Isabel Schaal, Franklin & Marshall College
Source-to-sink micronutrient cycling between seawater, sediment, and nodules in the South Pacific Ocean
Advisor: Ann Dunlea, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Zoe Screwvala, University of South Carolina
Coastal Ice Dynamics on the Antarctic Continental Shelf
Advisor: Catherine Walker, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Leena Sen, Cornell University
Do Freshwater Foraminifera Disturb Stromatolite Layers?
Advisors: Joan Bernhard and Veronique LeRoux, Geology & Geophysics

Amelia Smith, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Larval Development of Stalked Crinoids
Advisor: Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser, Biology

Oreoluwa Solanke, Columbia University
Quantifying the biogeochemical role of marine microbes in the Sargasso Sea
Advisor: Hyewon Heather Kim, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Joshua Zahner, University of Miami
Impacts of Changing Environmental Conditions on Larval Fish Dispersal and Population Connectivity
Advisors: Rubao Ji and Joel Llopiz, Biology