• null

Kelly van Woesik
2017
Florida Institute of Technology
  • null

    Amy Polen

Amy Polen
2016
University of South Florida
  • null

    Quinn Zacharias

Quinn Zacharias
2015
University of Florida
  • null

    Zachary Loeb

Zachary Loeb
2014
University of Florida
  • null

    Ethan Hudgins

Ethan Hudgins
2013
University of Florida

Aylesworth Scholarship

  • null

    James Conrad

James Conroad
2017/18
University of South Florida
Ph.D. Biology
  • null

    Devon Pharo

Devon Pharo
2017
University of Florida
M.S. Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • null

    Cecily Burton

Cecily Burton
2016
Florida Gulf Coast University
M.S. Environmental Science
  • null

    Kelli O’Donnell

Kelli O’Donnell
2016
University of Florida
M.S. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 
  • null

    Megan Conkling

Megan Conkling
2015
Florida Atlantic University
M.S. Biology
  • null

    Stephanie Garvis

Stephanie Garvis
2015
University of Central Florida
Ph.D. Conservation Biology
  • null

    Matthew Gorstein

Matthew Gorstein
2014
University of Florida
M.S. Food and Resource Economics
  • null

    Stephanie Lawler

Stephanie Lawler
2014
University of South Florida
M.S. Marine Science
  • null

    Michael Dickson

Michael Dickson
2012
University of Florida
M.S. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • null

    Matt DiMaggio

Matt DiMaggio
2010
University of Florida
Ph.D. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • null

    Brooke Denkert

Brooke Denkert
2009
Florida Gulf Coast University
M.S. Environmental Science
  • null

    Michelle Masi

Michelle Masi
2013
University of South Florida
Ph.D. Marine Resource Assessment

Guy Harvey Scholarship

  • null

    Nicholas Ducharme-Barth

Nicholas Ducharme-Barth
2017
University of Florida
Ph.D, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Spatial information associated with the Vessel Monitoring System data and the commercial reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • null

    Meaghan Faletti

Meaghan Faletti
2017
University of South Florida
M.S., Marine Science
Movement of hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico as they age.
  • null

    Elizabeth Herdter

Elizabeth Herdter
2017
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Marine Resource Assessment
Evaluating age structure, growth patterns and abundance of spotted seatrout young-of-the-year.
  • null

    Bryan Keller

Bryan Keller
2017
Florida State University
Ph.D, Biological Oceanography
Spatial ecology and seasonal migrations of coastal sharks.
  • null

    Brian Moe

Brian Moe
2017
Florida State University
Ph.D. Biological Science
Life history and population dynamics of deep-water shark species.
  • null

    Cheston Peterson

Cheston Peterson
2017
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biological Science
How medium-sized predators make decisions about how to move and where to go based on the locations of their prey and predators.
  • null

    Chelsey Crandall

Chelsey Crandall
2016
University of Florida
Ph.D, Interdisciplinary Ecology
How anglers interact with fisheries management and science.
  • null

    Holden Harris

Holden Harris
2016
University of Florida
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Ecology
Is a commercial fishery a means of long-term control for the invasive lionfish in Florida?
  • null

    Sarah Hoffmann

Sarah Hoffmann
2016
Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D., Integrative Biology
Interaction between shark ecology and morphology of the head and pectoral fins across many shark species.
  • null

    James Kilfoil

James Kilfoil
2016
Florida International University
Ph.D., Biological Science
Using video surveys to improve data collection for resource monitoring programs.
  • null

    Louis Penrod

Louis Penrod
2016
Florida Institute of Technology

B.S., Marine Biology
Feeding patters of the invasive lionfish in a range of habitats and water temperatures.
  • null

    Jake Rennert

Jake Rennert
2016
Florida Institute of Technology
M.S., Marine Biology
Age and growth patterns of bonefish in various habitats in Cuba.
  • null

    Julie Vecchio

Julie Vecchio
2016
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Marine Science
Using natural tags to understand movements and food preferences of fish over their lifetime.
  • null

    Krystan Wilkinson

Krystan Wilkinson
2016
University of Florida
Ph.D.
Predator-prey interactions between sharks and bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay.
  • null

    Ross Boucek

Ross Boucek
2015
Florida International University
Ph.D., Biology
Using interannual variation in the hydrolic regime to predict spawning dynamics of Common Snook.
  • null

    Marcy Cockrell

Marcy Cockrell
2015
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Marine Science
Investigating how 3 marine protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico benefit fisheries yields and spawning populations.
  • null

    Chris Malinowski

Chris Malinowski
2015
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Biological Science
Mercury contamination in Atlantic Goliath Grouper.
  • null

    Luke McEachron

Luke McEachron
2015
University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
Investigating the relationships between reef fish and habitat.
  • null

    Erica Ross

Erica Ross
2015
University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries
Using chemosensory cues to investigate pathogen emergence and disease orientation in the Caribbean spiny lobster.
  • null

    Mary Kate Swenarton

Mary Kate Swenarton
2015
University of North Florida
M.S., Coastal Biology
Quantifying life history characteristics of the invasive lionfish.
  • null

    Brendan Talwar

Brendan Talwar
2015
Florida State University
M.S., Ecology and Evolution
Estimating post-release mortality of Cuban dogfish and gulper shark.
  • null

    Sara Thomas

Sara Thomas
2015
Florida Atlantic University
B.S., Marine Biology
Digestion rates of invasive lionfish.
  • null

    Ed Camp

Ed Camp
2014

University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries & Aquatic Science
Studying how stocking redfish might affect the fishery as a whole.
  • null

    Diana Churchill

Diana Churchill
2014
Florida International University
Ph.D., Biology
Gathering data to asses human impacts on deep sea animals in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • null

    Joseph Curtis

Joseph Curtis
2014
University of South Florida
M.S., Marine Ecology
Exploring whether invasive lionfish are competing with local predators for food and habitat.
  • null

    Kristina Deak

Kristina Deak
2014
University of South Florida
M.S., Marine Resource Assessment
Examining how DWH oil spill has affected the immune system of red snapper and golden tilefish.
  • null

    Bianca Prohaska

Bianca Prohaska
2014
Florida State University
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution
Investigating potential effects of DWH oil spill on sharks, skates and rays.
  • null

    Kristian Rogers

Kristian Rogers
2014
University of Miami
M.P.S., Tropical Ecosystem Management
Evaluating a new trap aimed at removing invasive lionfish using the least possible involvement of SCUBA divers.
  • null

    Geoff Smith

Geoff Smith
2014
University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
Researching potential negative impacts of pike killifish on common snook in Tampa Bay.
  • null

    Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis
2013
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biology
Understanding the relationship between red grouper and the community that develops around their dens.
  • null

    Amber Ferguson

Amber Ferguson
2013
University of South Florida
M.S.,Integrative Biology
Investigating the prey capture biomechanics, anatomy and bite force in the king mackerel.
  • null

    Laura Habegger

Laura Habegger
2013
Ph.D., Engineering
University of South Florida
Understanding mechanics of billfish bite to inform management strategies.
  • null

    Johanna Imhoff

Johanna Imhoff
2013
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biology
Studying the mercury contamination of deep sea sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • null

    Kristin Kopperud

Kristin Kopperud
2013
Florida Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Biology
Investigating habitat-linked changes in the retinal structure and visual processes of tarpon.
  • null

    Arianne Leary

Arianne Leary
2013
University of North Florida
M.S., Coastal Biology
Examining how the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill affected the reproduction efforts of some species such as small sharks and red snapper.
  • null

    Caitlin Pomerance

Caitlin Pomerance
2013
UF Levin College of Law
student associate
Working with Bahamian and Florida-based not-for-profit organizations to develop and implement a Marine Managed Area in Long Island, Bahamas.
  • null

    Alexis Segal

Alexis Segal
2013
UF Levin College of Law
student associate
Working to improve enforcement of existing fishery protection laws.
  • null

    Tyler Sloan

Tyler Sloan
2013
Florida Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Biology
Comparing the feeding performance and behavior of different life stages of lionfish at different water temperatures.
  • null

    Sean Bignami

Sean Bignami
2012
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Ph.D., Aquatic Biology
Examining how ocean acidification might affect juvenile populations of marine fish such as mahi mahi and cobia.
  • null

    Felipe Carvalho

Felipe Carvalho
2012
University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries Science
Management of blue shark populations in the Atlantic.
  • null

    Kier Smith

Kier Smith
2012
Florida Atlantic University
M.S., Fisheries
Testing fishing hooks treated with rare-earth metal compounds to prevent non-targeted shark capture in long-line fisheries.
  • null

    Sarah Stephens

Sarah Stephens
2012
University of Florida
M.S., Fisheries science
Working with Caribbean fishing guides on mark-recapture studies of permit.
  • null

    Chelsea Bennice

Chelsea Bennice
2011
Florida Atlantic University
M.S., Biological Sciences
Habitat selection among fishes and shrimp in the pelagic Sargassum community: the role of habitat architecture and the impacts of the DWH oil spill.
  • null

    Mark Squitieri

Mark Squitieri
2011
University of South Florida
M.S., Marine Science
Detecting fish oil spill exposure using elemental crude oil markers recorded on otoliths.
  • null

    Cheston Peterson

Cheston Peterson
2011
Florida State University
M.S., Biology
Effects of the DWH oil spill on the trophic ecology of sharks and teleost fishes of the Florida Big Bend using stable isotope analyses.
  • null

    Christina Walker

Christina Walker
2011
University of North Florida
M.S., Biology
Examining the effects of the DWH oil spill on four species of sharks using a biomarker approach.
  • null

    Melinda Donnelly

Melinda Donnelly
2010
University of Central Florida
Ph.D., Conservation Biology
Ecological interactions among mangrove plants and organisms to improve the success of salt marsh restoration efforts in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon system.
  • null

    Austin Todd

Austin Todd
2010
Florida State University
Ph.D., Physical Oceanography
Effects of ocean currents on the early life stages of gag grouper in Florida’s Big Bend region.

FOWA Scholarship

  • kirsten hecht

    Kirsten Hecht

Kirsten Hecht
2017
University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
  • matthew ware

    Matthew Ware

Matthew Ware
2017
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography
  • heather sadusky

    Heather Sadusky

Heather Sadusky
2017
University of Miami
M.S., Coastal Zone Management
  • null

    Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown
2016
University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
Abigail Engleman
2016
Florida State University
Ph.D., Marine Conservation Biology
Robbie Roemer
2016
University of Miami
M.S., Marine Affairs and Policy
  • null

    Jennifer Adler

Jennifer Adler
2015
University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
  • null

    Carrie Schuman

Carrie Schuman
2015
University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
  • null

    Jordan Skaggs

Jordan Skaggs
2015
University of Florida
M.S. Fisheries
  • null

    Chelsey Crandall

Chelsey Crandall
2014
University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries
  • null

    David Shiffman

David Shiffman
2014
University of Miami
Ph.D., Ecosystem Science and Policy
  • null

    Devan Coffaro

Devan Coffaro
2013
University of Central Florida
B.S., Radio/Television
  • null

    Patrick Rynne

Patrick Rynne
2013
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Physics
  • null

    Andrew Barbour

Andrew Barbour
2012
University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries and Ecology
  • null

    Jim Harper

Jim Harper
2012
Florida International University
M.S., Environmental Studies
  • null

    Austin Gallagher

Austin Gallagher
2011
University of Miami
Ph.D., Ecosystems

Florida Sea Grant Scholarship

  • null

    Erica Ross

Erica Ross
2017
University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
PaV1 in Juvenile spiny lobsters
  • null

    Abigail Engleman

Abigail Engleman
2017
Florida State University
Ph.D.,Biological Science
Using 3-D printing in Coral Reef Restoration
  • null

    Bryan Keller

Bryan Keller
2017
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography
Spatial Ecology and Coastal Shark Migration
  • null

    Conor MacDonnell

Conor MacDonnell
2017
University of Florida
Ph.D., Soil and Water Science
Effects of Artificial Structures on Seagrasses
  • null

    Devon Pharo

Devon Pharo
2017
University of Florida
M.S., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Impact of Cyanobacteria Blooms on Hard-Bottom Habitat
  • null

    Jennifer Adler

Jennifer Adler
2016
University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
Web-based, interactive tour of the Florida Springs.
  • null

    Sarah Huff

Sarah Huff
2016
Florida Atlantic University
M.S., Environmental Science
Effects of wood-boring isopod on mangroves and other organisms.
  • null

    Kevin Jensen

Kevin Jensen
2016

New College of Florida
B.S., Marine Biology
Discovering possible nursery habitats for sharks in Sarasota Bay.
  • null

    Margaret Vogel

Margaret Vogel
2016
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biology
Identifying the Role of microbes in seagrass health.
  • null

    Nan Yao

Nan Yao
2016

Florida International University
Ph.D., Marine Biology
Stable isotope analysis to determine the origin and timing of lobster larvae.
  • null

    Abigail Clark

Abigail Clark
2014

University of Florida
Ph.D., Fisheries
Evaluating patters in the prevalence of PaV1 in the Caribbean spiny lobster across different size and spatial scales.
  • null

    Samantha Feingold

Samantha Feingold
2014
University of Miami
M.S., Marine Affairs
An ethnographic assessment of St. Croix’s fishery and its response to HOVENSA Oil Refinery’s Closure.
  • null

    Richard Hodel

Richard Hodel
2014
University of Florida
Ph.D., Biology
Used DNA sequencing to determine the genetic diversity of red mangroves in South Florida.
  • null

    Ryan Lind

Ryan Lind
2014

University of Miami
M.A., Marine Affairs
Evaluating cost-effective rotifier production on commercial and custom diets.
  • null

    Danielle Puls

Danielle Puls
2014
University of Florida
M.S., Interdisciplinary Ecology
The role Synechoccus spp. mucilage plays in the mortality of sponges in Florida Bay.
  • null

    Arvind Shantharam

Arvind Shantharam
2014
Florida State University
Ph.D., Oceanography
Food web delineation and diet reconstruction of DeSoto Canyon macrofauna communities following the DHW oil spill.
  • null

    Laura Bhatti

Laura Bhatti
2012
Florida International University
Ph.D., Biology
The effect of no-take marine protected areas on the trophic ecology of coral reef fish.
  • null

    Austin Gallagher

Austin Gallagher
2012
University of Miami
Ph.D., Ecosystems
Social perceptions of the risks associated with recreational shark fishing in south Florida.
  • null

    Evan Ged

Evan Ged
2012
University of Florida
M.S., Environmental Engineering
Sea-level rise, saltwater intrusion and future health risks of drinking water in Cedar Key, Fla.
  • null

    Yogesh Khare

Yogesh Khare
2012
University of Florida
Ph.D., Agriculture and Biological Engineering
Used global sensitivity and uncertainty analyses for the evaluation of a spatially distributed watershed-scale model for Florida.
  • null

    Mark Ladd

Mark Ladd
2012
Florida International University

Ph.D., Biology
Direct and indirect effects of outplanting variable densities of threatened staghorn coral in an effort to restore corals in south Florida.

Knauss Fellowship

  • stacy aguilera knauss fellow

    Stacy Aguilera

Stacy Aguilera
2018
University of Miami
Ph.D., Ecosystem Science and Policy
White House Office of Technology Policy
  • samantha dowdell knauss fellow

    Samantha Dowdell

Samantha Dowdell
2018
University of Miami
M.S., Marine Affairs and Policy
NOAA Office of International Affairs
  • danielle dodge knauss fellow

    Danielle Dodge

Danielle Dodge
2018
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
M.S., Biology
National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Division
  • daniel wolfe knauss fellow

    Daniel Wolfe

Daniel Wolfe
2018
Florida State University
J.D., Environmental Law
NOAA National Marine Fisheries
  • brendan talwar knauss fellow

    Brendan Talwar

Brendan Talwar
2017
Florida State University
M.S., Biological Science
Marine Mammal Commission
  • adrian mahoney knauss fellow

    Adrian Mahoney

Adrian Mahoney
2017

University of Florida
Land Use and Environmental Law
NOAA Research Office of the Assistant Administrator
  • null

    Alex Harper

Alex Harper
2016
Florida State University
Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography
NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Office
  • null

    Anna Normand

Anna Normand
2016
University of Florida
Ph.D., Biogeochemistry
Senate’s Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee
  • null

    Erica Towle

Erica Towle
2016
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries
Senate’s Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee
  • null

    Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis
2015
Florida State University
Ph.D., Biology
NOAA Office of Science and Technology
  • null

    Andrew Rubin

Andrew Rubin
2015
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
NOAA Fisheries
  • dolan

    Tara Dolan

Tara Dolan
2013
University of Miami
M.S., Marine Affairs and Policy
NOAA Office of Science and Technology
  • null

    Erica Ombres

Erica Ombres
2013

University of South Florida
Ph.D.
NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research’s Ocean Acidification Program
  • null

    Rachel Silverstein

Rachel Silverstein
2013
University of Miami
Ph.D.
Senate’s Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee
  • null

    Alana Smentek-Duerr

Alana Smentek-Duerr
2013
Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D, Ocean Engineering
Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Program
  • null

    Julia Galkiewicz

Julia Galkiewicz
2012
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography
NOAA OAR Communications Office
  • null

    Robert Jones

Robert Jones
2012
University of Miami
M.S., Marine Affairs and Policy
State Department Office of Fisheries and Marine Conservation
  • null

    Becky Blanchard

Becky Blanchard
2011
University of Florida
Ph.D., Anthropology
Office of Marine Conservation
  • null

    Katrina Phillips

Katrina Phillips
2011
University of Miami
M.S., Marine Affairs and Policy
NOAA OAR Communications Office
  • null

    Heather Havens

Heather Havens
2010
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Marine Science
U.S. House of Representatives
Congresswoman Louis Capps
  • null

    Kari MacLauchlin

Kari MacLauchlin
2010

University of Florida
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology
NOAA NMFS Office of Policy
  • null

    Tauna Rankin

Tauna Rankin
2010
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology
NOAA NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation/Habitat Protection Division
  • null

    Jennifer DuPont

Jennifer DuPont
2009
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography
NOAA International Affairs
  • null

    Melanie King

Melanie King
2009
University of Florida
J.D., Internat’l and Environmental Law
NOAA International Affairs

NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship– Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Matthew Nuttall
2014-2017
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries
  • null

    Holly Perryman

Holly Perryman
2011-2014
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries
  • null

    Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin
2011-2014

University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries
  • null

    Mark Fitchett

Mark Fitchett
2010-2013
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries
  • null

    Steven Saul

Steven Saul
2008-2011
University of Miami
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship–Marine Resource Economics

  • null

    Andrew Ropicki

Andrew Ropicki
2011-2013
University of Florida
Ph.D., Food and Resource Economics
  • null

    Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy
2009-2011
University of Wyoming
Ph.D., Economics and Finance

Florida Coastal Office/Florida Sea Grant Fellowship

  • Lindsay Guthrie

    Lindsay Guthrie

Lindsay Guthrie
2017
Florida Institute of Technology
M.S., Environmental Resource Management
  • Kayleigh Michaelides

    Kayleigh Michaelides

Kayleigh Michaelides
2014
University of Miami
M.S. Marine Affairs and Policy
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