Current lab members
Kate Gould (2017- ) PhD student via the Biology Department, email@example.com. Kate is working on coral comparative physiological ecology and improving coral restoration.
Esteban Agudo (2019- ) PhD student via the Biology Department, firstname.lastname@example.org. Esteban is working on the influence of temperature on marine predation.
Savannah Ryburn (2019- ) PhD student via E3P, email@example.com. Savannah is working on the ecology of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks including their diet, movements, and habitat use.
Isabel Silva (2021- ) MS student via the Biology Department, firstname.lastname@example.org. Isabel is working on the relative and interactive effects of temperature, herbivory, and nutrient flux in controlling benthic primary production in the Galapagos marine ecosystem.
Haley Capone (2021- ) MS student via the Biology Department, email@example.com. Haley is working on the interactive effects of temperature and nutrients on benthic primary production.
Caroline Parker (2021- ) undergraduate working on shark foraging ecology with Savannah Ryburn
Emma Rudy Srebnik (2022- ) undergraduate working on shark ecology with Savannah Ryburn.
Makeila Cox: undergraduate working on Acropora restoration in Belize (via the fantastic Fragments of Hope), measuring the efficacy of coral out-planting in restoring ecosystem functioning, like the provision off habitat for fishes, eg;
Past graduate students
Laura Mudge (2015-2020) PhD student via the Biology Department, now a statistical / environmental scientist with Integral Consulting, Inc
Catie Alves (2015-2020 PhD student via the CEE), currently a scientist with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Social Science Branch
Erin Spencer (2017- 2019) MS student via CEE. Erin worked on red snapper fisheries. Among other honors she won the campus 3 minute thesis competition and received an Impact Award. Erin is now a PhD student at FIU in the Papastamatiou lab, studying predator-prey interactions.
Lindsey Carr, (2009-2015) PhD student via the Biology Department who worked on subtidal ecology and shark fishing in the Galapagos Islands.
Courtney Cox, PhD student via the Biology Department (2009-2014). Courtney worked on fisheries management in Belize and is now a research scientist at Rare
Rachel Gittman, PhD student via the CEE (2009-2014). Rachel worked on salt marsh ecosystem function and conservation in North Carolina. Rachel is an Associate Professor at Eastern Carolina University
Abel Valdivia, PhD student via the Biology Department (2009-2014). Abel working on the role of sharks in coral reef ecosystems. Abel is a staff scientist at the World Wildlife Fund.
Serena Hackerott, MS student via the Marine Sciences Department (2013-2014). Serena worked on the impacts of lionfish on Caribbean reef communities. Serena is currently a PhD student at NOVA
Pamela Reynolds, PhD (2007-20011 via Biology)
Elizabeth R. Selig, PhD (2003-2008 via CEE), now Deputy Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
Mary O’Connor, PhD (2003-2008 via CEE) now a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Sarah C. Lee, PhD (2002-2008 via MASC) currently an Assistant Professor at DePauw University
Past post docs
Justin Baumann (2018-2020) SPIRE post doc
Colleen Bove (2020) Post doc
Kathryn Boyer, PhD (2003-2004, now an Associate Professor, San Francisco State University)
Nessa O’Connor, PhD (2005, now an Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland)
Zachary Long, PhD (2005-2007, now an Assistant Professor, UNCW)
Karl Castillo, PhD (2008-2012, now an Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, Dept of Marine Sciences)
Emily Darling (2013-2015), via a David H Smith Conservation Research Fellowship
Other past students and technicians
Amanda DelVecchia, Meg Dolan, Katie DuBois, Leigh Habeger, Sam Harris, Brittany Huntington, Meredith Kintzing, Laura Ladwig, Emma Moran, Jackie Padilla-Gamino, Matt Perkinson, Virginia Schutte, Michael Simpson, Gillian Smelick, Bobby Vogt, Ivana Vu, Logan Gin, Anna Smith, David Fernandez, Sydney Mantell