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2012 REU Class
William Davis, Princeton University, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor
Joshua Hancock, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor Arianna Johns, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Rob Condon - Mentor
Matthew Logsdon, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Dr. Behzad Mortazavi - Mentor
Erin McLean, Boston University, Dr. Frank Hernandez - Mentor
Maria Ortiz, California State University Long Beach, Dr. Alice Ortmann - Mentor
Brett Stacy, Humboldt State University, Dr. Kyeong Park and Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski - Mentors
Luke Swider, Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor

2011 REU Class
Chris Cacciapaglia, Florida Institute of Technology Dr. John Valentine - Mentor Melissa Collini, University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor
Thomas Hafner, The College of Saint Rose, Dr. Alice Ortmann - Mentor
Jami Ivory, Humboldt State University, Dr. Monty Graham/Dr. Rob Condon - Mentors Amanda Jones, Rutgers University, Dr. Ruth Carmichael - Mentor
Ian Kroll, Vassar College, Dr. Sean Powers- Mentor
Natasha Zarnstorff, Emporia State University, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor

2010 REU Class
Helen Croce, Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor
Laura Ellis, University of Tennessee, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor
Katie Interlichia, Vassar College, Dr. Ruth Carmichael -Mentor
Lindsey Kramer, Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Frank Hernandez - Mentor
Erin McParland, University of South Carolina at Columbia, Dr. Ron Kiene
Amanda Pratt, University of Rhode Island, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Naomi Shelton, University of Kansas, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor

Amanda Taylor, Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Kyeong Park - Mentor

2007 REU Class
Renee Collini, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor
Josh Daskin, Brandeis Univ., Dr. Ruth Carmichael - Mentor
Lauren Grove, North Carolina State Univ., Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor
Jennifer Himmelstein, Univ. of Maryland - College Park, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Jennifer Hobbs, State Univ. of NY at Stonybrook, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor
Shanna Madsen, Suny Stonybrook, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor
Kirstin Hartzell, Baylor Univ., Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentor


2006 REU Class
Meghan Cook, Salem College, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor
Karen Fisher, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor
Emily Foley, Mount Union College, Dr. Kyeong Park - Mentor
Sara Heintzman, Univ. of Virginia, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor
Matt Kenworthy, North Carolina State College, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor
Kelsey Pickard, Colorado College, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Ryan Sacksteder, Univ. of North Carolina at Wilmington, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor

 
2005 REU Class
Jonathan Dean, Auburn Univ., Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor
Gretchen Goodrich, Univ. of Virginia, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor
Julia Griffin, Duke Univ., Dr. Sean Powers- Mentor
Aaron Lewis, Central Missouri State Univ., Dr. Monty Graham- Mentor
Justin Liefer, Grand Valley State Univ., Dr Hugh MacIntyre - Mentor
Erin Morgan, The College Of William and Mary, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor
Savannah Williams, Alabama State Univ., Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor

2004 REU Class
Amy Adcox, Univ. of South Florida, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Kristin Dormsjo, Florida State Univ., Dr. John Valentine - Mentor
Daria Khramtsova, Univ. of Virginia, Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentor
Alexandra Marcotty, Cornell Univ., Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor
Joseph Senne, Auburn Univ., Dr. Kyeong Park and Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentors
Casey Smith, Kenyon College, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor
Andrew Williston, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor

2003 REU Class
Dustin Addis, Auburn Univ., Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Katie Blankenhorn, Univ. of South AL, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor
Nicole Morris, Jacksonville State Univ., Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Allison Odom, Jacksonville State Univ., Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor
Juliana Oostyen, Weber State Univ., Dr. Will Patterson - Mentor
Abigail Poray, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor


2002 REU Class
Jenny Green, Univ. of Montevallo, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor
Brad Klement, Eckerd College, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor
Erin Looney, Univ. of Georgia, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor
Justin Zabrecky, Spring Hill College, Dr. Will Patterson - Mentor
Lisa Zarubick, Univ. of California, San Diego, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor


2001 REU Class
Heather Bracken, Univ. of California, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor
Todd Clardy, Troy State Univ., Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor
Matthew Hendricks, Troy State Univ., Dr. LaDon Swann - Mentor
Maurice H. Lightbourne, Univ. of North Alabama, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor
David Parker, Univ. of Florida, Dr. Ronald Kiene - Mentor
John Robinson, Univ. of Alabama, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor
Marcus Terneus, Coastal Carolina Univ., Dr. Jonathan Pennock - Mentor


REU Research Projects

2011 REU Research Projects

Amanda Jones, Rutgers University, Dr. Ruth Carmichael - Mentor. The contribution of oil-derived C and N to the diet of oysters due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Melissa Collini, University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor. Production of Alternative Dimethylsulfide Precursors in the Dinoflagellate Lingulodinium Polyhedra.
Ian Kroll, Vassar College, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor. Predation threat and reef design mitigate mortality on oyster reefs.
Jami Ivory, Humboldt State University, Dr. Monty Graham/Dr. Rob Condon - Mentors. Microbial metabolism of crude oil and dispersant usingflow cytometry techniques.
Natasha Zarnstorff, Emporia State University, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. Ecological effects of restoring seagrass in coastal Northern Gulf of Mexico waters.
Chris Cacciapaglia, Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor. Effects of predator identity, habitat structure, predator and habitat richness, and their interactions on prey mortality.

 

2010 REU Research Projects


Helen Croce, Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. The effect of nutrient enrichment on grazer interactions with Halodule wrightii.
Laura Ellis, University of Tennessee, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor. Can predator species richness reduce facilitation in experimental food webs?
Katie Interlichia, Vassar College, Dr. Ruth Carmichael -Mentor. Lifetime C and N stable isotope records from the ear bones of West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Florida and Alabama.
Lindsey Kramer, Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Frank Hernandez - Mentor. Influence of Sargassum on Predator-Prey Interactions.
Erin McParland, University of South Carolina at Columbia, Dr. Ron Kiene- Mentor: The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on DMS Production by Phaeocystis globosa.
Amanda Pratt, University of Rhode Island, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. Evaluating the nutrient filtration capacity of various Juncus roemerianus marsh restoration designs.
Naomi Shelton, University of Kansas, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor. Source-sink dynamics of oil-derived chromophoric dissolved organic matter in coastal Gulf of Mexico waters.

Amanda Taylor, Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Kyeong Park - Mentor. Summer Across Shelf Circulation off Dauphin Island, Alabama.

2007 REU Research Projects

Renee Collini, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor. Assessing risk of predation on ichthyoplankton using an adaptive sampling approach.
Josh Daskin, Brandeis Univ., Dr. Ruth Carmichael - Mentor. Oysters as Sentinels of Wastewater Influence in Mobile Bay.
Lauren Grove, North Carolina State Univ.,Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. The effects of nutrient enrichment on abundance growth fecundity and C:N Ratios of Consumers in Thalassia testudinum.
Kirstin Hartzell, Baylor Univ., Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentor. Water quality mapping in Little Lagoon, Alabama.
Jennifer Himmelstein,Univ. of Maryland, College Park,Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. The influence of the trematode parasite Microphallus turgidus on the predator avoidance, predator choice and digestion of the common grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio.
Jennifer Hobbs,State Univ. of New York, Stonybrook, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor. The Future of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs: The interplay between sea level rise and coral reef accretion rates.
Shanna Madsen, Suny Stony Brook, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor.Behaviorally mediated indirect interactions affect predation in a multiple prey assemblage.


2006 REU Research Projects


Meghan Cook, Salem College, Dr. John Valetine - Mentor. Impacts of amphipod grazing on seagrass biomass.
Karen Fisher, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. The effects of nutrient enrichment on growth, fecundity and stoichiometry of epiphyte grazers in Thallassis testudinum beds.
Emily Foley, Mount Union College, Dr. Kyeong Park - Mentor. The concept of eutrophication: a tool for outreach to the general public.
Sara Heintzman, Univ. of Virginia, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor. Searching for the missing sulfur: seawater to ctenophores.
Matt Kenworthy, North Carolina State Univ., Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor. Multiple predator effects within oyster reefs: foraging behavior of oyster drills and stone crabs.
Kelsey Pickard, Colorado College, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. Effects of short-term shading and sediment fertilization on seagrass growth and density.
Ryan Sacksteder, Univ. of North Carolina at Wilmington, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor. Fecal enegetics and dietary assimilation of the blue crab Calinextes sapidus in Alabama state marshes.


2005 REU Research Projects 

Jonathan Dean, Auburn Univ., Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor.  Effect of acute H202 stress on DMSP/DMS production is two strains of Emiliania huxleyi.
Gretchen Goodrich, Univ. of Virginia, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor.  The influence of sea urchin (Lytechinus variegatus) grazing on the production of chemical defenses in subtropical turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) meadows.
Julia Griffin, Duke Univ., Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor. Indirect effects of oyster reefs on predator-prey dynamics.
Aaron Lewis, Central Missouri State, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor.  Copepod-escape responses to a flow field at different dissolved oxygen concentrations.
Justin Liefer, Grand Valley State Univ., Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentor.  Nutrient loading and microalgal populations in Little Lagoon, Alabama.
Erin Morgan, The College of William and Mary, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor.  Effects of live-bait shrimp trawling on a widgeongrass (Ruppia maritima) beds and catch in the Grand Bay National Estuarium Research Reserve.
Savannah Williams, Alabama State Univ., Dr. Tammy McGovern and Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentors.  The effects of nutrients inputs from Mobile Bay on Ruppia maritima in Coastal Alabama.  

2004 REU Research Projects 

Amy Adcox, Univ. of South Florida, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. Flowing Dyamics in Two Thalassia testudinum Populations.
Kristin Dormsjo, Florida State Univ., Dr. John Valentine - Mentor. Effects of Herbivory on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) demography.
Daria Khramtsova, Univ. of Virginia, Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentor. The Effect of Carbon Limitation on Microalgal Photosynthesis and Growth Rate.
Alexandra Marcotty, Cornell Univ., Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor. Shell Defenses in a Marsh Periwinkles: Beneficial or an Evolutionary Relic?
Joseph Senne, Auburn Univ., Dr. Keyong Park and Dr. Hugh MacIntyre - Mentors. Using Optical Techniques to Estimate Water Quality Parameters in an Estuarine Environment.
Andrew Williston, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor. Ecology of Barrier Island Lagoons.  

2003 REU Research Projects

Katy Blankenhorn,Univ.of South Alabama, Dr. Ron Kiene  - Mentor.  DMSP content of Spartina alterniflora & porewater nutrient concentrations in a Dauphin Island salt marsh.
Abigail K Poray, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor.  The effect of grazing on nitrogen content as an induced defense in turtlegrass, Thalassia testudinum.
Nicole Morris, Jacksonville State Univ., Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. The effects of nutrient additions on the growth dynamics of two salt pan species, Distichlis spicata and Salicornia bigelovii, in Coastal Alabama.
Dustin Addis, Auburn Univ., Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. The effects UVB radiation on benthic microalgae.
Allison Odom, Jacksonville State Univ., Dr. Sean Powers - Mentor. Experimental determination of connectivity between estuarine habitats.
Juliana Oysten, Weber State Univ., Dr. Will Patterson - Mentor. The Diet of Reef Fishes Associated with Artificial Reefs off Alabama.

2002 REU Research Projects

Jenny Green, Univ. of Montevallo, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor. Observations on spawning for the common jellyfish, Aurelia aurita: response to a light stimulus.
Brad Klement, Eckerd College, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor. The effects of large piscivore removal on food web structure in the Florida Keys.
Erin Looney, Univ. of Georgia, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor. Predation by Parrotfish on Caribbean Corals.
Justin Zabrecky, Spring Hill College, Dr. Will Patterson - Mentor. Comparison of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, diet by habitat, time and size.
Lisa Zarubick, Univ. of California, San Diego, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. The effects of nitrogen concentration on herbivory of turtlegrass, Thalassia testudiunum, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

2001 REU Research Projects

Heather Bracken, Univ. of California, Dr. Ken Heck, Mentor. Seagrass Herbivory: The effects of predation risk and nutritional content in the Upper Florida Keys.
Todd Clardy, Troy State Univ., Dr. Just Cebrian, Mentor. The effects of short-term sediment fertilization and water-column shading on the density and growth of Halodule wrightii.
Matthew Hendricks, Troy State Univ., Dr. LaDon Swann, Mentor.  Sampling oyster communities surrounding Taylor Floats a community synopsis.
Maurice Lightbourne, Univ. of North Alabama, Dr. John Valentine, Mentor.  Effects of "no take" protection on predation of Macroinvertebrate communities in the Upper Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
John Robinson, Univ. of Alabama, Dr. Monty Graham, Mentor.  Analysis of RNA:  DNA ratio as an indicator of growth rate of the Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita.
Marcus Terneus, Coastal Carolina Univ., Dr. Jon Pennock, Mentor.  Effects of nutrient concentration and pigment composition on the production of Acartia tonsa in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

2000 REU Research Projects

Allison Arnold, Stanford Univ., Dr. Jon Pennock - Mentor.  The Effects of Simulated Resuspension Events on Nutrient Availability and Primary Productivity in Marine Mesocosms.
Meg Goecker, Michigan State Univ., Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor.  Seagrass Herbivory: The Effects of Predation Risk and Nutritional Content in the Upper Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Anne Marie LeBlanc, Univ. of Alabama, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor.  Fluorometric Analysis of Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities in Lower Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Glenn Miller, Univ. of Alabama, Dr. Just Cebrian - Mentor. The Effects of Seagrass Disappearance Due to Eutrophication on the Abundance, Diversity, and Diet of Associated Fish Populations.
Dawn Reding, Univ. of Dubuque, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor.  Effects of "No Take" Protection on Predation of Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Upper Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Micah Russell, Pacific Univ., Dr. Jim Cowan - Mentor.  The Effect of Wind Events and Resuspension of Mobile Bay Sediments on Dietary Components and Feeding Habits of Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias Undulatas, and Striped Anchovy, Anchoa hepsetus.
Luke Stafford, Southwestern Univ., Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor.  Intraspecific Antagonistic Behavior of the Mud Dwelling Stomatopod, Squilla empusa (Crustacea: Stomatopoda).
Newton Wong, Cal State Los Angeles, Dr. Jon Pennock - Mentor.  System-Wide Assessment of Phytoplankton and Micro-Phytobenthic Production in Mobile Bay Using a Continuous Flow Monitoring System.

1999 REU Research Projects

Mel Aikens, Bowdoin College, Maine, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor. Bacterial Production and Growth Efficiency in Mobile Bay.
Sarah Callens, The Evergreen State College, Washington, Dr. Jim Cowan - Mentor. Caloric densities of predominant prey of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, in the northern Gulf of Mexico
Kady Honeychurch, Washington State Univ., Dr. Jon Pennock - Mentor. The contribution of labile organic nitrogen (urea) to phytoplankton production and species composition in Mobile Bay, Alabama
Ryan Kroutil, Oklahoma City Univ., Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor. Effect of medusa size on prey selectivity in the jellyfish Aurelia aurita in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Rachel Mason, Univ. of Minnesota, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. Effects of the snail Neritina reclivata on the level of epiphytic fouling of wild celery, Vallisneria americana, and its potential impact on growth
Bryan McCloskey, Univ. of Kansas, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor. Positive influences of brittlestars, Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea, on benthic community structure and dynamics.
Camilla Roos, Abo Akademie University, Dr. Ken Heck - Mentor. The plastochrone interval and the status of turtlegrass in Big Lagoon, Florida.

1998 REU Research Projects

Suzi Hixon, Centre College, Kentucky, Dr. Monty Graham - Mentor. Respiratory Response of the Moon Jelly Fish, Aurelia aurita, to Pulsed Foods.
Dori Landry, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Jon Pennock - Mentor. Nutrient Effects on the Growth Rate of the Dinoflagellate, Amphidinium cataere.
Michael Osland, Wilamette College, Oregon, Dr. Ron Kiene - Mentor. The Microbial Loop in Lower Mobile Bay: Quantification by Size Fractionated Respiration.
Sheri Etchemendy, Oregon State Univ., Dr. Jim Cowan - Mentor. The Effects of Size, Sex, and Prey on the Caloric Content of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus).
Kelli Milleville, Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Dr. Ken Heck -Mentor. The Effect of Predator Density and Refuge on the Rate of Cannibalism in Blue Crabs, Callinectus sapidus.
Chas Honea, Univ. of West Alabama, Dr. Rich Aronson - Mentor. Comparing measures of predation along a salinity gradient in Mobile Bay.
Vanessa Olivera, Savannah State Univ. and Celere Leonard, Tuskegee Univ., Dr. Flo Thomas - Mentor Ammonium Uptake by Vallisneria (eel grass) Under Controlled Conditions.

1997 REU Research Projects 

Heather J. Boyle, Univ. of Chicago, Dr. William Graham - Mentor. Consequences of superfluous feeding inthe moon jellyfish Auralia aurita.
Kristen A. Edwards, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Dr. Florence Thomas - Mentor. The role of the egg jelly coat in resistance to shear stress in the sea urchin Lytechnius Variegatus.
Karla J. Johannes, College of St. Benedict, Dr. Tina Miller-Way - Mentor. A comparison of Palaeomonetes putio (Holthuis, 1949), Neritina usnea (Roding, 1978), and Rangia cuneata as bioturbators and their effects on nutrient flux.
Sarah R. Jolly, Earlham College, Dr. John Valentine - Mentor. The role of substrate type, water depth, and macrograzers on algae colonization.
Jennifer R. Michael, North Carolina State Univ., Dr. James Cowan - Mentor. Changes in elemental composition of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus), Gulf menhaden (Brevooritia patronus), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), and bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) in Weeks Bay, Alabama.
Carrie Rogers, Michigan State Univ., Dr. Ronald Kiene - Mentor. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on DMS and DMSP levels.
Jennifer L. Zeyak, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Dr. Jonathan Pennock - Mentor. Factors controlling marine phytoplankton production in the Gulf of Mexico: A comparison of oligotrophic and eutrophic waters.

 
 
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