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Coastal Fellows

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StudentMajorProject TitleMentor
Alicia SiravoMarine BiologyComparing methods of coral restoration: do corals benefit from a nursery period prior to transplanting on the reef?Dr. Graham Forrester
Andrew FiorenzanoEnvironmental Science and ManagementEvolutionary adaptation of Neomysis americana to climate changeDr. Carol Thornber
Bryanne FontaineMarine BiologyThe Movement Patterns of Mako, Oceanic Whitetip, and Tiger Sharks in the Open OceanDr. Brad Wetherbee
Carissa KoskiEnvironmental Science and ManagementMass trapping and early ripening avoidance of spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum (Ericales: Ericaceae)Dr. Steven Alm
Casey VendettoliMedical Laboratory ScienceDengue Reporter Systems for Live Cell AnalysisDr. Carey Medin
Chelsea StephensMarine BiologyAsexual Development of Didemnum vexillumDr. Steven Irvine
Christian SchuttertMicrobiologyIntegrated Tick ManagementDr. Thomas Mather
Danielle MercureBiological SciencesMutation of cellulose synthase in Physcomitrella patensDr. Alison Roberts and Dr. Joanna Norris
Drew BaraoWildlife and Conservation and BiologyPotential factors affecting questing adult blacklegged tick abundanceDr. Thomas Mather
Elie MajdalaniMicrobiologyGenetic analysis of CESA4 and CESA10 knockout mutants in Physcomitrella patensDr. Alison Roberts and Dr. Joanna Norris
Elizabeth LamperelliAnimal Science and TechnologyAnthelmintic efficacy of cranberry leaf powder and cranberry leaf proanthocyanidin (PAC) extract on ovine Haemonchus contortusDr. Katherine Petersson
Emily RenaudWildlife & Conservation BiologyEstablishing a community-led governance system to sustain urban agriculture efforts in Providence’s Roger Williams ParkKate Venturini
Ethan SneesbyEnvironmental Science and ManagementWastewater Renovation Performance of a Mature Sand Filter Dr. Jose Amador
Evan HoffmanBiological SciencesExpression of spermatozoal transcripts involved in capacitation changes with inhibition of mitochondrial functionDr. Becky Sartini
Fiona MacKechnieMarine BiologyEvolutionary adaptation of Neomysis americana to climate changeDr. Carol Thornber
Genevieve RybickiEnvironmental Science and ManagementMeasurement of Greenhouse Gases in Southern New England’s Coastal Salt MarshesDr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra
Ghyllian ConleyGeoscienceExploring Serpentinizing Rocks of the California Coast Range OphioliteDr. Dawn Cardace
Haley MonizWildlife & Conservation BiologyBright Lights, Big City: Short-term behavioral and performance effects of artificial night lighting on Anolis lizardsDr. Jason Kolbe
John R. Anderson IIIEnvironmental Science and ManagementTesting the enemy release hypothesis using native and invasive genotypes of Phragmites australis Dr. Laura Meyerson
Joseph DwyerMarine AffairsEconomic Impacts to Fishing from Offshore Wind Farms in Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s AMIDr. Tracey Dalton
Kayleigh HillNutrition & DieteticsAcalymma Vittatum (cucumber beetle) Damage Management TrialsDr. Rebecca Brown
Keri DyerWildlife & Conservation BiologyPopulation Demographics of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta) throughout Rhode IslandDr. Nancy Karraker
Lauren BreeneEnvironmental Horticulture and Turfgrass ManagementThe Great Tomato TrialDr. Rebecca Brown
Lauren VolpeBiological SciencesThe use of probiotics for disease prevention in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginicaDr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri
Mary GrandeWildlife & Conservation BiologyVegetation assessment comparison for native Rhode Island grassland restorationHope Leeson & Dr. Laura Meyerson
Mason GarfieldEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal Acidity: Relationships between Subaqueous Soil Type and Oyster Shell DissolutionDr. Mark Stolt
Max RaggozzinoEnvironmental Science and ManagementHypena opulenta rearing optimizationLisa Tewksbury
Meghan Anne BeattyWildlife and Conservation BiologyAssessing the distribution and detection probabilities of Diamondback terrapins (Malaclyemys terrapins) during kayak surveys in Rhode IslandDr. Peter Paton
Michael LongAquaculture & Fisheries TechnologyEffects of forest cover and pond size on aquatic turtles in Rhode IslandDr. Nancy Karraker
Mike J. BadzmierowskiEnvironmental Science and ManagementCarbon and Soil Dynamics in a Spartina patens Salt Marsh Subject to Increased TemperatureDr. Mark Stolt
Olivia BarsoianWildlife and Conservation BiologyMass trapping and early ripening avoidance of spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum (Ericales: Ericaceae) Dr. Steven Alm
Ryan QuinnMedical Laboratory ScienceBenthic algae patches and crab burrow density in a mangrove ecosystem: Is there a nutrient link?Brita Jessen
Sean KelleyEnvironmental Science and ManagementGreenhouse gas fluxes along the nitrogen gradient in Narragansett Bay, Rhode IslandDr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra
Shelby Catherine AshworthPre-Veterinary and BiologyThe Grass-Fed Farm Demonstration ProjectDr. W. Michael Sullivan
Steven TadrosMarine BiologyPresence of optical brighteners in the Narrow River watershed and what it can tell usWatershed Watch
Tori MoebusEnvironmental Science and ManagementComparison of soil organic matter and carbon emissions in P. australis and native salt marsh:contrasting responses to invasion?Dr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra
Ushuaia MilsteadBiological SciencesEvolutionary adaptation of Neomysis americana to climate changeDr. Carol Thornber
William J. BottaMarine BiologyEffects of Adelges tsugae and Fiorina externa on branch density in Tsuga canadensis Dr. Evan Preisser

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