Students in the CMSS program

 

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Chrissy Barrera

Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research:
Modeling of porewater geochemical processes leading to changes in the presence of nitrogen and radium
Start:
Fall 2020, PhD student

 

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Patricia Cockett

Faculty Advisor: Paul Montagna
Research:
Genetics
Start:
Summer 2015, PhD candidate

 

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Jenna Cooper

Faculty Advisor: Richard Coffin
Research:
Marine Geochemistry
Start:
Fall 2017, PhD student

 

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Anthony Cox

Faculty Advisor: David Felix
Research:
Isotopic composition, molecular characterization, and bioavailability of dissolved organic nitrogen
Start:
Fall 2019, PhD student

 

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Jordana Cutajar 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Wetz
Research:
Red tide blooms in estuaries
Start: 
Spring 2020, MS student

 

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Elizabeth Del Rosario

Faculty Advisors: Richard McLaughlin, Paul Montagna
Research:
Freshwater resource policy and regulations
Start:
Fall 2015, PhD candidate

 

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Larissa Dias

Faculty Advisor: Xinping Hu
Research: Estuarine carbonate systems and acidification in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico
Start: Fall 2017, PhD candidate

 

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Xue Feng

Faculty Advisor: Toshiaki Shinoda
Research: Physical oceanography, climate dynamics
Start: Spring 2016, PhD candidate

 

 

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Larissa Freguete

Faculty Advisor: Toshiaki Shinoda
Research: Physical oceanography
Start: Fall 2018, MS student

 

 

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Isabel Garcia

Faculty Advisor: Michael Starek
Research:
UAS-Based Photo-Bathymetry and Monitoring of Nearshore Coastal Processes
Start:
Spring 2019, PhD student

 

 

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Bimal Gyawali

Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research: Spatial and temporal variation in groundwater storage and submarine groundwater discharge in coastal region and impact of climate change impact
Start: Summer 2016, PhD candidate

 

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Lindsey Hayden

Faculty Advisor: Chuntao Liu
Research:
Remote sensing of clouds, aerosols, precipitation, and their interactions
Start:
Fall 2016, PhD candidate

 

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EvaLynn Jundt

Faculty Advisor: Xinping Hu
Research:
Ocean Acidification
Start:
Fall 2020, MS student

 

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Elaine Kurr

Faculty Advisor: Paul Montagna
Research:
Estuarine ecology
Start:
Fall 2017, MS student

 

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Nigel Lascelles Jr.

Faculty Advisor: Jeremy Conkle
Research:
Environmental Chemistry
Start:
Fall 2019, PhD student

    

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Thomas Lavigne

Faculty Advisor: Chuntao Liu
Research:
Atmospheric science
Start:
Fall 2017, PhD student

 

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Mariana C. León Pérez

Faculty Advisor: James Gibeaut
Research:
Assessment of the social-ecological vulnerability of coastal communities in Puerto Rico to Sargassum beaching events  
Start: Summer 2018, PhD candidate

 

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Kylee Lewis

Faculty Advisor: James Gibeaut
Research:
 The impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities
Start:
 Fall 2020, MS student

 

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Anthony Lima

Faculty Advisors: Richard McLaughlin and David Yoskowitz
Research:
Exploring Aquaculture Potential and Investigating Economic, Ecological, and Legal Barriers
Start:
Spring 2019, PhD student

 

 

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Coral Lozada

Faculty Advisor: David Yoskowitz
Research:
Livelihoods in transition across the Gulf of Mexico: a three case study approach
Start:
Summer 2016, PhD candidate

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Shelby Metoyer

Faculty Advisor: Darek Bogucki
Research: Remote sensing and artificial intelligence (AI): near-surface fluid dynamics
Start: Spring 2021, PhD student

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Jessica Myers

Faculty Advisor: Jeremy Conkle
Research: Environmental chemistry
Start: Fall 2019, MS student

 

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Lexie Neffinger

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Pollack
Research: 
Development of an index of biological integrity for tidal streams along the South Texas coast
Start: 
Spring 2020, MS student

 

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson

Faculty Advisor: Feiqin Xie
Research: Planetary boundary layer observation with GPS Radio Occultation, numerical simulations of marine boundary layer cloud systems, observation and simulation of tropical cyclone environment and structure using GPS Radio Occultation, geostatistical approaches to forecasting tropical cyclone tracks, extreme precipitation event aggregation from GPM IMERG, terrestrial and marine planetary boundary layer studies using GPS Radio Occultation
Start: Fall 2016, PhD candidate

 

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Mariana Carolina Nieva Tamasiunas

Faculty Advisor: Toshiaki Shinoda
Research:  
Intraseasonal variability of the Indonesian Seas associated to the Madden Julian Oscillation
Start: Spring 2020, PhD student

 
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Yixi Qiu

Faculty Advisor: David Felix
Research:
Nitrogen cycle
Start:
Fall 2019, PhD student

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Kelsi Schwind

Faculty Advisor:
Michael Starek
Research:
Remote sensing and data fusion for coastal monitoring
Start:
Summer 2018, PhD Student

   
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Sagar Shrestha

Faculty Advisor: Hussain Abdulla
Research: 
Photo-transformation of dissolved organic nitrogen in coastal regions
Start:
Fall 2015, PhD candidate

 

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Alexander Sharp

Faculty Advisor: Dale Gawlik
Research:
Movement patterns of wading birds as a mechanism linking freshwater wetlands and coastal ecosystems in the Greater Everglades
Start: Spring 2021, PhD Student

 

 

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Monisha Sugla

Faculty Advisor:
Jenny Pollack
Research:
oyster ecology, habitat restoration
Start:
Fall 2020, MS Student

 

 

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Ulsia Urrea Marino

Faculty Advisor: David Yoskowitz
Research:
Sustainable Management of Coastal Zones in particular, the analysis of urban development in the Mexican coastal zone counties and adaptation and mitigation measures they adopt in the face of climate change.
Start:
Fall 2020, PhD student

 

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Chris Vickers

Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research:
Groundwater
Start:
Spring 2020, MS student

 

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Lily Walker

Faculty Advisor: Michael Wetz
Research:
Dissolved oxygen dynamics in Texas estuaries
Start:
Spring 2017, PhD student

 

Tommy Winning

Tommy Winning

Faculty Advisor: Feiqin Xie
Research: Boundary layer observation and measurement using GPS Radio Occultation
Start: Fall 2014, PhD candidate

 

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William Wolfe

Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research:
Groundwater
Start:
Fall 2019, MS student

 

Hao Yu

Hao Yu

Faculty Advisor: Richard Coffin
Research: Methane emission from coastal area
Start: Fall 2016, PhD candidate