Who We Are

 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
Carolyn Weaver

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

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

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Courtney Lee

Courtney Lee
M.S. Student  
Email: leec@tamug.edu

My research is focused on increased ecotypic diversity of Spartina alterniflora and its influence on salt marsh productivity.

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Kristen Onsgard

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

Jacob Sigren
Ph.D. Student
Email: jms4674@neo.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 ASSISTANT
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Katie Bowers
Research Assistant
Phone: 409.741.4070
Email: bowersk@tamug.edu

I have a MS in Environmental Science from LSU and a BS in Biology from Georgia College and State University.  I am interested in the protection, restoration, and conservation of wetlands, environmental policy, and endangered species.

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ALUMNI
Erin Kinney

Erin Kinney, Ph.D.
Postdoc 2011-2013

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Houston Advanced Research Center

Eric Madrid

Eric Madrid, Ph.D.
Postdoc 2009-2011

Current Position: Advanced Placement/Dual Credit Teacher at Samuel V. Champion High School

Chuan-Kai Ho

Chuan-Kai Ho, Ph.D.
Postdoc 2008-2010

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Institue of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

 

Allison Parnell

Allison Parnell Nunnally
Masters of Marine Resource Managment 2011

Thesis title: "Effects of Anthropogenic Nutrient Enrichment on Exotic  and Restored, Native Aquatic Vegetation"

Allison is now a Water Quality Specialist at the Hawaii State Department of Health Environmental Management Division, Clean Water Branch
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Michael Bell

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

Mike now works for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Lindsey Staszak

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"

Lindsey works for the Marine Fisheries office in North Carolina.

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Brittney Davis

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"

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