People

Principal Investigator

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Anna R. Armitage, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 

Phone: 409.740.4842
Fax: 409.740.5001
Email: armitaga@tamug.edu

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Graduate students

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Carolyn Weaver 
Ph.D. Candidate  
Email: caweaver@tamu.edu

I study the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on species interactions, trophic structure, and local biodiversity. 

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Kristen Onsgard 
Ph.D. Student
Email: konsgard@tamu.edu

I am studying the effects of turbidity on brown and white shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico and the implications for higher trophic levels.

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Jacob Sigren 
Ph.D. Student
Email: jms4674@tamu.edu

I am studying the roles that microbial and plant diversity play in   improving and expediting salt marsh and sand dune restoration.

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Ashley Whitt 
M.S. Student
Email: whitta@tamug.edu

I am investigating how ecosystem functions will be impacted by the range expansion of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) into salt marshes.

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Research Technicians

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Katie Bowers
Research Assistant
Phone: 409.741.4070
Email: bowersk@tamug.edu

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Meagan Rathjen 
Research Assistant
Email: rathjenm@tamug.edu 

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Rebekkah Morrison 
Research Assistant 
Email: rebekkahmorrison@gmail.com

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Alumni

Michael Bell                            M.S. in Marine Biology 2011
Thesis title: "Aquatic Macrophyte and Animal Communities in a Recently Restored Brackish Marsh: Possible Influences of Restoration Design and the Invasive Plant Species Myriophyllum spicatum"
Current Position: Texas General Land Office

Brittney Davis                      B.S. in Marine Biology 2012
Senior thesis title: "Infaunal Abundance in Restored and Reference Marshes of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: The Impact of Habitat Type and Drought"

Chuan-Kai Ho, Ph.D.             Postdoc 2008-2010
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

Erin Kinney, Ph.D.                 Postdoc 2011-2013
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Houston Advanced Research Center

Courtney Lee                           M.S. in Marine Biology 2014
Thesis title: "The Role of Population-based Diversity on Productivity: Considerations for Restored Spartina alterniflora Salt Marshes"
Current Position: Research contractor, USGS

Eric Madrid, Ph.D.                 Postdoc 2009-2011
Current Position: Advanced Placement/Dual Credit Teacher, Samuel V. Champion H.S.

Allison Parnell Nunnally   Masters of Marine Resource Managment 2011
Thesis title: "Effects of Anthropogenic Nutrient Enrichment on Exotic and Restored, Native Aquatic Vegetation"
Current Position: Water Quality Specialist at the Hawaii State Department of Health Environmental Management Division, Clean Water Branch

Lindsey Staszak                    Masters of Marine Resource Management 2010
Thesis title: "A Rapid Assessment Method Examining the Ecological Health of Tidal Marine Wetlands in Galveston Bay, Texas"
Current Position: Marine Fisheries office in North Carolina