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2023 Summer Student Fellow Research Projects


Victoria Abunaw, Cornell University
Visualizing and interpreting ecological change of zooplankton diversity on the Northeast U.S. Shelf
Advisors: Mei Sato and Rubao Ji, Biology

Sebastian Alvarez, California State University: Channel Islands
Implications for Salt Marsh Restoration: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2) During Tidal Rewetting of a Formerly Drained Salt Marsh 
Advisor: Meagan Eagle, U.S. Geological Survey

Andrea Belvis Aquino, University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez
Ocean Salinity and Rainfall Variability: Predicting Wheat Yields in Australia
Advisor: Caroline Ummenhofer, Physical Oceanography

Joseph Carrigg, Oregon State University
September Surface Energy Transition in the Beaufort Sea Analyzed through NASA's SASSIE Field Measurements                             Advisors: Lisan Yu and Viviane Menezes, Physical Oceanography

Elizabeth Companion, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Chthamalus fragilis: Reproductive timing, fecundity, and settlement face in the little grey barnacle
Advisor: Jesus Pineda, Biology

Ianna Gilbert, Brandeis University
Automatically Detecting Changes in Coral Reef Cover in St. John, USVI
Advisor: Yogesh Girdhar, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Yasmin Hamilton, Amherst College
Testing the Impact of Mg/Ca and [SO42+] on the Growth and Biomineralization of Emiliania huxleyi
Advisor: Adam Subhas, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry

Adin Handler, Harvard College
Assessing Pre-Filter Bias in Flow-Through Microplastic Sensor 
Advisor Anna Michel, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Miles Jordan, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Movement ecology of deep-sea gastropods on inactive hydrothermal vent features on the East Pacific Rise                                     Advisor: Lauren Mullineaux, Biology

Julia Kelso, Cornell University
Effect of thermal tolerance supergene allelic variance on gene expression and thermal physiology in global invader Carcinus maenas       
Advisor: Carolyn Tepolt, Biology

Maya Lozinsky, Scripps College
Ocean Literacy, Seafood Production & Carbon Sequestration in the Ocean Twilight Zone
Advisor: Michael Weir, Marine Policy Center

AKM Sadman Mahmud, Bucknell University
Antarctic Bottom Water Warming in Eastern Pacific Southern Ocean
Advisor: Alison Macdonald, Physical Oceanography

Sara Martin Alis, University of Vigo (Spain)
Pathways of Glacial Meltwater from the Hudson Strait into the North Atlantic Ocean: Insights from Eddy-Resolving Model Simulations
Advisor: Olivier Marchal and Alan Condron, Geology and Geophysics

Hunter Milles, Oberlin College
Characterizing seasonal whale shark habitat and distribution in the western North Atlantic using species distribution modeling       Advisor: Camrin Braun, Biology

Katherine Papas, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Is CaCO3 preservation tied to organic carbon fluxes in the central equatorial Pacific?
Advisor: Kassandra Costa, Geology and Geophysics

Jillian Paquette, Davidson College
Ciliate seasonality across the New England Shelf     
Advisor: Heidi Sosik, Biology

Kiran Patil, Juniata College
Helium and Carbon Isotope Systematics of the Andean Convergent Margin
Advisor: Peter Barry, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry

Valeria Pérez Rivera, University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez
The Effects of Storm Events on Soil Temperature in Salt Marshes
Advisor: Rob Sohn, Geology and Geophysics

Casper Pratt, California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo
Effect of Olivine Dissolution on Marsh Carbonate System
Advisor: Zhaohui Aleck Wang, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry

Cody Quiroz, University of Michigan
Evaluating Dissolved Organic Carbon Recovery via Nanofiltration
Advisor: Collin Ward, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry

Michelle Sangillo, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Investigating drivers of winter wave events in the Alaskan Arctic
Advisor: Madison Smith, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Nora Sauers, North Carolina State University
Identifying Heat Tolerant Strains of Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima)
Advisor: Scott Lindell, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Annabel Schreiber, University of Florida
Estimating sediment greenhouse gas production during restoration of the Herring River Estuary
Advisor: John Pohlman, U.S. Geological Survey

Charlotte Simpson, University of Oxford (UK)
Using computed tomography to characterize ice rafted debris in Kobbefjord, Greenland over the last 4,800 years                           Advisor: Jeffrey Donnelly, Geology and Geophysics

Nash Ward, University of Utah
Watching Ice Melt: A laboratory investigation into the effects of sediment on iceberg melt rate
Advisors: Alan Condron and Claudia Cenedese, Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography

Tsugumi Yamashita, Clark University
Nutritional Access and Global Seafood Trade
Advisor: Yaqin Liu, Marine Policy Center

Connor Young, University of Rhode Island
Design of a Small-Scale Underwater Sensor Platform
Advisor: Matt Long, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry

Catherine Zhang, Yale University
The Changing Seasonality of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
Advisor: Nicolas Foukal, Physical Oceanography