ICOM Researchers

Professors

Dr. W. M. von Zharen, Regent Professor

Fellow

Graduate Students, 2000-2010

Current Graduate Students, 2010-2011

Join many of the current graduate students and guest speakers at the next weekly Graduate Researcher 2 Researcher (GR2R), Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.!

Ph.D.

• Chair, Robyn Adams, Ph.D. -IDP candidate: Reef Ecosystem Health: A comparison between a non-protected section of fringing reef in the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS) off of the coast of Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, of the Yucatan Peninsula with that of a similar reef that lies inside, and is subject to, the protections and regulations of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (SKBR) and it’s designation as a Marine Protected Area

• Chair, Mrs. Jessica Williams, Ph.D. -IDP candidate: Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Wetlands in galveston Bay and Matagorda Bay: A Comparison of the Functions of the Low Marsh and High Marsh to Determine the Long Term Sustainability and Resiliency in Response to Anthroprogenic Stressors

• Chair, Allison Azzara, Ph.D. - IDP candidate: Assessment of population level effects of large vessel noise on sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico based on long-term acoustic buoy data collected in 2001 and 2002

• Chair, Robert Webster, Ph.D., IDP candidate:  Origination of Sargassum: The Sargasso Sea or the Gulf of Mexico?


• Member, Ms. Robin Culp, Ph.D. – Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Masters – Thesis


• Chair, Nicole Corillo, Evaluating Management Strategies for Red Snapper, MARM
• Co-Chair, Ms. Cheryl Gilpin, Oceanography, Dinoflagellate Hot Spot Discovered at Comal Springs, New Braunfels Texas: Implications for algal monitoring protocols and policy priorities and springshed environmental monitoring designs
• Co-Chair (with Dr. Susan Knock): Thomas Riddle, MARM, An Examination of the Validity of Citizen Science Data at Three Birding Locations
• Co-Chair (with Dr. Tom Linton): Wendy Tabone, MARM, Ground-Truthing Sargassum in Satellite Imagery: Assessment of Its Effectiveness as an Early Warning System
• Co-Chair (with Dr. Fred Pearl): Lisa Reznicek, MARM, Ecological Footprint of Birdwatching (focus)
• Member, Mr. Russell Blessing, Masters of Urban Planning, Land Use and Environmental Planning, MUP, TAMU
• Member, Ms. K. Alsept, MARM, Impact of crude oil on fecundity of oysters

Masters, Non-Thesis

• Chair, Mr. Bill Balboa,  Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
• Chair, Mr. Matthew Abernathy, MARM
• Chair, Mr. David Ziegler (not filed)
• Member, Mr. Carland Holstead
• Chair or Outside Member, Ms. Elizabeth Kompanik
• Member, Ms. Eva Zaki

Previous

Post-Doctoral Students

• Dr. Gail Fraser, now, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, York University 
• Dr. Matthew Colmer, now, Lieutenant Commander, Environmental Protection and Port Security, Matadi, Bas Congo Province

Ph.D.

• Ms. Elizabeth Scott-Denton, Ph.D., "Gulf of Mexico Shrimp and Red Snapper Fishery Resources and Their Management," Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Caryn Self Sullivan, Ph.D., “Manatee Preservation,” Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Robin Culp, Ph.D., WFS, (Member)
• Ms. Erin Seney, Ph.D., WFS (Member)
• Ms. Christine Henderson, WFS (Member)
• Ms. Illona Berk, Ph.D., WFS (Member)
• Ms. Kieran Jane Lindsey, Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)

Masters – Thesis

• Sarah Norman, MARM, Anglers’ understanding of the federal versus state red snapper regulations, their scientific rationale, and post-Ike impacts on fishery demographics (Chair)
• Ms. Rhonda D. Cummins, “Study to Define Demographics, Economics, and Environmental Awareness of Charter Anglers in Galveston, Texas”, MARM (our first MARM-Thesis Graduate) (Chair)
• Mr. Trent Martin, M.S., "Analysis of Harris County Pollution Control: A Local Environmental Law Enforcement Agency," Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Member
• Ms. Olga Sychenko, M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Jody Suzanne Weir, “Dusky Dolphin Nursery Groups Off Kaikoura, New Zealand, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Sarah Reynolds, M.S. "Intergovernmental Organizations, Ecopolicy and the Laguna San Ignacio/Exportadora de Sal, S.A. Conflict," (Western Illinois University) (Member)
• Ms. Nicole Cass, M.S., College of Marine Sciences, Marine Policy Program, University of Delaware (Member)
• Mr. Chris Huff, M.S., "Tooth Replacement Rate in the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae," Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Timothy Grabowski, M.S., "Determination of the Blenny Condo as a Viable Alternative to Natural Habitat and Whether There is a Difference in Preference between Species and between Males and Females within a Species," Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Jeff Rank, M.S., “Temporal and Spatial Variance of the Discrete Logistic”  (Member)
• Ms. Anne Linsley, M.S., Geography (Member)
• Mr. David Waidler, Master of Agriculture, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Member
• Ms. Bianca Whitaker, M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (ex-Chair)
• Mr.  Ty Harris, Masters of Agriculture, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Mr.  Bryan Robinson, M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Michelle Clark, M.Ag., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Jason Turner, M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Member)

 Masters – Non-Thesis

• Ms. Meagan Roy (Chair)
• Ms. K. Willis (Co-Chair)
• Ms. Erin Faulkner (Member)
• Ms. Robin Adams, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Mary Lee Allen, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Morgan Armstrong, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Miriam Barranco, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Patricia Barron, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. R. Benson, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. R. Buchtien, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Stacy Carter, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Lori Choquette, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Robin Culp, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Gail Davis, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Rohini Drake, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. K. Eshenbaugh, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Toni Estep, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Nina Faulk, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Don Gerry, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Joshua Gunn, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Chris Hall, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Jessica Harrell, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Amy Hufton, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Shane Hunt, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Erin Janes, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Kathryn Jones, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Seth Jones, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Marci Kurtz, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Elizabeth Layman, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Ron Lehman, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Stephanie Marsh, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Christina Marinas, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Jeana McDowell, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Tina Marie Mezzatesta, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Lee Ann Mulcahy, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Mara Nery, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. M. Norwood, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Wes Padgett, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. James Perrigo, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Allison Pollock, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Alicia Rea, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Martin Regner, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Ben Rhame, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms.  Karen Salmon, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Emily Seitz, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Haven Smith, in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Jacqueline Stauffer, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Jen Stevenot, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Dana Svejkosky, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Jane Vidas, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Patrick Warnick, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Mr. Sean Thomas, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Mr. Robert Webster, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Liz Wilson, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Lee Anne Wilde, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Kirsten Willis, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Member)
• Ms. Madeline Woods, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)
• Ms. Heather Young, Master’s in Marine Resources Management, Marine Sciences (Chair)

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