People

Principal Investigator

Anna R. Armitage, Ph.D.

Anna R. Armitage, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 409.740.4842
Fax: 409.740.5001
E-mail: armitaga@tamug.edu

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Graduate students

Carolyn Weaver

Carolyn Weaver
Ph.D. Candidate
E-mail: caweaver@tamu.edu

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

Jacob Sigren

Jacob Sigren
Ph.D. Student
E-mail: jms4674@tamu.edu

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

Ashley Whitt

Ashley Whitt
M.S. Student
E-mail: whitta@tamug.edu

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I am assessing bird community responses to a changing mangrove-marsh ecotone by utilizing spatial analysis tools and crowdsourced citizen science data.

 

 
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Madison Thomas
Ph.D. Student
E-mail: madison130@tamu.edu

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I am studying the changes in community ecology and ecosystem services following the invasion of black mangroves into salt marshes.

 

 
Rachael Glazner

Rachael Glazner
Ph.D. Student
E-mail: rmglazner@tamu.edu

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I am studying the infauna associated with mangrove and marsh ecosystems.

 

 


Research Technicians

Katie Bowers

Katie Bowers
Research Associate/Lab Manager
Phone: (409) 741-4070
E-mail: bowersk@tamug.edu

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Rebekkah Bergren
Research Assistant
E-mail: RebekkahBergren@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

 

Erin Kinney, Ph.D.
Postdoc 2011-2013

 

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

 

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