• Students

    Students

Past Fellows

Skoch Scholarship

Ethan Hudgins

2013
Ethan Hudgins
University of Florida

Zachary Loeb

2014
Zachary Loeb
University of Florida

Quinn Zacharias

2015
Quinn Zacharias
Florida State University


Aylesworth Scholarship

Stephanie Garvis

2015
Stephanie Garvis
Ph.D.,
conservation biology
University of Central Florida

Megan Conkling

2015
Megan Conkling
M.S., biology
Florida Atlantic University

matthew gorstein

2014
Matthew Gorstein
M.S., food and resource economics
University of Florida

Stephanie Lawler

2014
Stephanie Lawler
M.S., marine science
University of South Florida

jeffrey ellis

2012
Jeffrey Ellis
M.S., marine biology
Nova Southeastern


christy foust

2012/2014
Christy Foust
Ph.D., ecology
University of South Florida

dickson web

2012
Michael Dickson
M.S., fisheries and aquatic sciences
University of Florida

Matt Dimagio

2010
Matt DiMaggio
Ph.D., fisheries and aquatic sciences
University of Florida

Brooke Denkert

2009
Brooke Denkert
M.S., environmental science
Florida Gulf Coast University

Zy Biesenger

2009
Zy Biesinger
Ph.D., fisheries and aquatic sciences
University of Florida


michelle masi

2009
Michelle Masi
Ph.D., marine resource assessment
University of South Florida


Guy Harvey Scholarship

Ross

2015
Erica Ross
Ph.D., fisheries
UF
Using chemosensory cues to investigate pathogen emergence and disease orientation in the Caribbean spiny lobster

Brendan Talwar

2015
Brendan Talwar
M.S., ecology and evolution
FSU
Estimating post-release mortality of Cuban dogfish and gulper shark

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2015
Luke McEachron
Ph.D., interdisciplinary ecology
UF
Investigating the relationships between reef fish and habitat

Sara Thomas

2015
Sara Thomas
B.S., marine biology
FAU
Digestion rates of invasive lionfish


Mary Kate Swenarton

2015
Mary Kate Swenarton
M.S., coastal biology
UNF
Quantifying life history characteristics of the invasive lionfish

Ross Boucek

2015
Ross Boucek
Ph.D., biology
FIU
Using interannual variation in the hydrolic regime to predict spawning dynamics of Common Snook

Marcy Cockrell

2015
Marcy Cockrell
Ph.D., marine science
USF
Investigating how 3 marine protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico benefit fisheries yields and spawning populations

Chris Malinowski

2015
Chris Malinowski
Ph.D., biological science
FSU
Mercury contamination in Atlantic Goliath Grouper


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2014
Kristian Rogers
M.P.S., tropical ecosystem management
UM
Evaluating a new trap aimed at removing invasive lionfish using the least possible involvement of SCUBA divers.

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2014
Joseph Curtis
M.S., marine ecology
USF
Exploring whether invasive lionfish are competing with local predators for food and habitat.

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2014
Kristina Deak
M.S., marine resource assessment
USF
Examining how DWH oil spill has affected the immune system of red snapper and golden tilefish.

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2014
Geoff Smith
Ph.D., fisheries & aquatic sciences
UF
Researching potential negative impacts of pike killifish on common snook in Tampa Bay.

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2014
Diana Churchill
Ph.D., biology
FIU
Gathering data to asses human impacts on deep sea animals in the Gulf of Mexico.


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2014 
Bianca Prohaska
Ph.D.,ecology and evolution
FSU
Investigating potential effects of DWH oil spill on sharks, skates and rays.

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2014
Ed Camp
Ph.D., fisheries & aquatic science
UF
Studying how stocking redfish might affect the fishery as a whole

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2013
Robert Ellis
Ph.D., biology
FSU
Understanding the relationship between red grouper and the community that develops around their dens.

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2013
Amber Ferguson
M.S.,integrative biology
USF
Investigating the prey capture biomechanics, anatomy and bite force in the king mackerel.

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2013
Johanna Imhoff
Ph.D., biology
FSU
Studying the mercury contamination of deep sea sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


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2013
Kristin Kopperud
Ph.D., biology
FIT
Investigating habitat-linked changes in the retinal structure and visual processes of tarpon.

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2013
Arianne Leary
M.S., coastal biology
UNF
Examining how the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill affected the reproduction efforts of some species such as small sharks and red snapper.

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2013
Tyler Sloan
Ph.D., biology
FIT
Comparing the feeding performance and behavior of different life stages of lionfish at different water temperatures.

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

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


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2012
Felipe Carvalho
Ph.D., fisheries science
UF
Management of blue shark populations in the Atlantic.

Sarah Stephens

2012
Sarah Stephens
M.S., fisheries science
UF
Working with Caribbean fishing guides on mark-recapture studies of permit

Mark Squitieri

2012
Laura Habegger
Ph.D., engineering
USF
Understanding mechanics of billfish bite to inform management strategies

Christina Walker

2012
Sean Bignami
Ph.D., aquatic biology
RSMAS
Examining how ocean acidification might affect juvenile populations of marine fish such as mahi mahi and cobia.

Melinda Donnelly

2012
Kier Smith
M.S., fisheries
FAU
Testing fishing hooks treated with rare-earth metal compounds to prevent non-targeted shark capture in long-line fisheries.


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2011
Chelsea Bennice
M.S., biological sciences
FAU
Habitat selection among fishes and shrimp in the pelagic Sargassum community: the role of habitat architecture and the impacts of the DWH oil spill.

Cheston Peterson

2011
Cheston Peterson
M.S., biology
FSU
Effects of the DWH oil spill on the trophic ecology of sharks and teleost fishes of the Florida Big Bend using stable isotope analyses.

Mark Squitieri

2011
Mark Squitieri
M.S., marine science
USF
Detecting fish oil spill exposure using elemental crude oil markers recorded on otoliths.

Christina Walker

2011
Christina Walker
M.S., biology
UNF
Examining the effects of the DWH oil spill on four species of sharks using a biomarker approach.

Melinda Donnelly

2010
Melinda Donnelly
Ph.D., conservation biology
UCF
Ecological interactions among mangrove plants and organisms to improve the success of salt marsh restoration efforts in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon system.


Austin Todd

2010
Austin Todd
Ph.D., physical oceanography
FSU
Effects of ocean currents on the early life stages of gag grouper in Florida’s Big Bend region.


FOWA Scholarship

adler 2015 fowa

2015
Jennifer Adler
Ph.D., interdisciplinary ecology
Univeristy of Florida

carrie schuman 2015 fowa

2015
Carrie Schuman
Ph.D., interdisciplinary ecology
University of Florida

Jordan Skaggs 2015 fowa

2015
Jordan Skaggs
M.S., fisheries
Univeristy of Florida

David shiffman 2014 fowa

2014
David Shiffman
Ph.D., ecosystem science and policy
University of Miami

crandall 2014 fowa

2014
Chelsey Crandall
Ph.D., fisheries
University of Florida


coffaro 2013 fowa

2013
Devan Coffaro
B.S., radio/television
University of Central Florida

patrick rynne 2013 fowa

2013
Patrick Rynne
Ph.D., marine physics
University of Miami

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2012
Jim Harper
M.S., environmental studies
Florida International University

andy barbour

2012
Andrew Barbour
Ph.D., fisheries and ecology
University of Florida.

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


Florida Sea Grant Scholarship

Abigail Clark

2014
Abigail Clark
Ph.D., fisheries
University of Florida
Evaluating patters in the prevalence of PaV1 in the Caribbean spiny lobster across different size and spatial scales.

Samantha Feingold

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

Richard Hodel

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

Ryan Lind

2014
Ryan Lind
M.A., marine affairs
University of Miami
Evaluating cost-effective rotifier production on commercial and custom diets

Danielle Puls

2014
Danielle Puls
M.S., interdisciplinary ecology
University of Florida
The role Synechoccus spp. mucilage plays in the mortality of sponges in Florida Bay


Arvind Shantharam

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

austin gallagher

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

evan ged

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

mark ladd

2012
Mark Ladd
Ph.D., biology
Florida International University
direct and indirect effects of outplanting variable densities of threatened staghorn coral in an effort to restore corals in south Florida.

Laura Bhatti

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


Yogesh Khare

2012
Yogesh Khare
Ph.D., agriculture and biological engineering
University of Florida
Used global sensitivity and uncertainty analyses for the evaluation of a spatially distributed watershed-scale model for Florida.


Knauss Fellowship

alex harper

2016
Alex Harper
Ph.D., chemical oceanography
Florida State University
NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Office

anna normand

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

erica towle

2016
Erica Towle
Ph.D., marine biology and fisheries
University of Miami
Senate’s Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee

ellis

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

Rubin

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


dolan

2013
Tara Dolan
M.S., Marine affairs and policy
University of Miami
NOAA Office of Science and Technology

Alana Smentek-Duerr

2013
Alana Smentek-Duerr
Ph.D, ocean engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Program

Erica Hudson Ombres

2013
Erica Ombres
Ph.D., University of South Florida
NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research’s Ocean Acidification Program

Rachel Silverstein

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

julie galkiewicz

2012
Julia Galkiewicz
Ph.D., biological oceanography
USF
NOAA OAR Communications Office


rjones

2012
Robert Jones
M.S., marine affairs and policy
University of Miami
State Department Office of Fisheries and Marine Conservation

becky blanchard

2011
Becky Blanchard
Ph.D., anthropology
University of Florida
Office of Marine Conservation

katrina phillips

2011
Katrina Phillips
M.S., marine affairs and policy
University of Miami
NOAA OAR Communications Office

Kari MacLauchlin

2010
Kari MacLauchlin
Ph.D., interdisciplinary ecology
University of Florida
NOAA NMFS Office of Policy

Tauna Rankin

2010
Tauna Rankin
Ph.D., marine biology
University of Miami
NOAA NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation/Habitat Protection Division


Heather Havens

2010
Heather Havens
Ph.D., marine science
University of South Florida
U.S. House of Representatives
Congresswoman Louis Capps

Jennifer DuPont

2009
Jennifer DuPont
Ph.D., biological oceanography
University of South Florida
NOAA International Affairs

Melanie King

2009
Melanie King
J.D., internat’l and environmental law
University of Florida
NOAA International Affairs


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

Steven Saul

2008-2011
Steven Saul
Ph.D., marine biology and fisheries
University of Miami

2010-2013 Mark Fitchett Ph.D., marine biology and fisheries University of Miami

2010-2013
Mark Fitchett
Ph.D., marine biology and fisheries
University of Miami

2011-2014 Elizabeth Martin Ph.D., marine Biology and fisheries University of Miami

2011-2014
Elizabeth Martin
Ph.D., marine biology and fisheries
University of Miami

2011-2014 Holly Perryman Ph.D., marine Biology and fisheries University of Miami

2011-2014
Holly Perryman
Ph.D., marine biology and fisheries
University of Miami


NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship–Marine Resource Economics

chris kennedy

2009-2011
Chris Kennedy
Ph.D., economics and finance
University of Wyoming

2011-2013 Andrew Ropicki Ph.D., food and resource economics University of Florida

2011-2013
Andrew Ropicki
Ph.D., food and resource economics
University of Florida