Current Graduate Students

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Graduate Student

Major Professor

Project Rationale and Description

David Arancibia

Arancibia, David

Dr. Calestani

Studying the reproductive biology of marine bivalves, specifically the sex reversal in adult animals when influenced by environmental stressors.

Joshua Boston

Boston, Joshua

Dr. Belcher

"Behavioral Ecology specifically with the multi-fish interactions of the Mangrove Rivulus,Kryptolebias marmoratus"

Courtney Briller Bryller, Courtney

Dr. Ninenow

I'm currently researching phytoplankton ecology to get a better understanding of their community structure.

Sean Early

Early, Sean

Dr. Waters

Luse aleolimnological techniques to examine human, climactic, and natural stressors on the lake ecosystem of Long Pond, Georgia.

J Kameron Farrow

Farrow, J. Kameron

Dr. Elder

 

"Determination of the Elassoma species from population genetics".

Justin Hall

Hall, Justin

Dr. Belcher

To better understand what the turtle assemblage is at Lake Louise. 

Devin James

James, Devin

Dr. Lockhart

Analysis of opossum tissue samples searching for Cruzi,Babesia microti, and heavy metalaccumulation.

Brittany Mixon

Mixon, Brittany

Dr. Lockhart

The purpose of this study is to monitor gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, movement throughout active colonies at Moody Air Force Base main base and bombing range and to determine different factors affecting movement patterns within the current population.  The objectives of this study are 1) to determine any nocturnal movement exhibited by gopher tortoises, 2) assess whether male tortoises exhibit more inter-burrow movement than females, 3) to determine any overnight and overwinter burrow sharing exhibited by tortoises, 4) compare inter-burrow movement during the breeding season (May-October) with movement during the winter months, 5) assess the effects of precipitation levels on movement patterns, and 6) to determine if gopher tortoise movement is affected by military bombing activity.  We hypothesize that 1) Gopherus polyphemus will occupy more than one burrow, 2) Gopherus polyphemus will enter burrows currently occupied by another tortoise, and 3) gopher tortoise movement will decrease during active bombing hours.

 

Chase Patrick

Patrick, Chase

Dr. Waters

Responses of primary producer community structure to climatic and anthropogenic stress.

Nathan Shiver

Shiver, Nathan

Dr. Grove

Myoglobin expression in cardiac muscle of the mangrove killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus, during emersion

Samreen Siddiqui

Siddiqui, Samreen

Dr. Bielmyer

The effects of metals and ocean acidification on marine invertebrates.

Simone Thompson

Thompson, Simone

Dr. Chambers

Wolbachia field prevalence of Aedes mosquitoes and parasites from American Samoa.

Richard West

 

West, Richard

Dr. Chambers

The distribution of dog heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in various mosquitoes from South Georgia.

Ted West

West III, Ted

Dr. Nienow

Construction of a marine remote sampling device in order to retrieve diatom samples from deep sea depths up to 1500 feet.