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Recent Graduate Alumni

Matt Kenworthy
2019, PhD
Joel Fodrie
Movement ecology and habitat utilization of estuarine fish

Alex Hounshell
2019, PhD
Hans Paerl
Organic Nitrogen cycling in freshwater and estuarine ecosystems
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Carey Lab at Virgina Tech
Carter Smith, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Peterson Lab Member
Rachel Canty
2019, MS
Rachel Noble
Coastal microbial ecology

Jessamin Straub is a graduate student and Rodriguez Lab Member within the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill UNC-CH
Danielle Keller
2018, PhD
Joel Fodrie
Landscape, restoration, and community ecology; understanding how structured habitats affect ecological communities at landscape scales

Jie Gao, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Luettich Lab Member
2018, PhD
Rick Luettich
Numerical modeling of storm surge under hurricanes using coupled ocean-wave models, physics of the air-sea interface, influence of waves on surface momentum flux

Kelsey Jesser, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Noble Lab Member
Linghan Dong
2018, PhD
Hans Paerl
Phytoplankton bloom dynamics

Bryce Van-Dam
Avery Paxton
Maxwell Tice-Lewis
2018, MS
Joel Fodrie
Oyster community ecology, estuarine disturbance ecology, invertebrate and fish habitat utilization
Oregon First Nations Oyster Biologist
Olivia Torano, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Piehler Lab Member
2018, MS
Mike Piehler
Freshwater ecology, aquatic vegetation, nutrient cycling
Lab Manager and Research Scientist, Marchetti Lab, UNC Chapel Hill
Charles Deaton
2018, MS
Tony Rodriguez
Land use and ecogeomorphology in coastal watersheds

Ian Kroll
2017, PhD
Joel Fodrie
Oyster Larval Connectivity
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Justin Ridge
Erika Young is a UNC Institute of Marine Sciences graduate student and a Peterson Lab Member
2017, PhD
Pete Peterson
Influences of shoreline stabilization structures on nekton and birds in salt marshes
Lecturer at UNC Pembroke
Greg Sorg
2017, MS
Niels Lindquist
Alternative Substrates for Oyster Reef Restoration and Bioeroding Sponges in NC Estuaries
Independent Contractor at Sandbar Oyster Company
Jess Smith, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Luettich Lab Member
2017, MS
Rick Luettich
Physical modeling and mapping
UNC at Chapel Hill, BeAM Makerspace
Justin Hart
2017, MS
Rachel Noble
Stormwater quality and public health, molecular microbial monitoring methods, coastal recreation

Michelle Brodeur is a UNC Institute of Marine Sciences graduate student and Fodrie Lab Member
2016, PhD
Joel Fodrie
Oyster reef ecology
Communications Specialist at the N.C. Coastal Reserve
Ethan Theuerkauf is a UNC Institute of Marine Sciences graduate student and a Rodriguez Lab Member
2016, PhD
Antonio Rodriguez
Examining the role of framework geology on shoreline response; Quantifying barrier island carbon budgets
Coastal Geologist State of Illinois