Graduate Programs

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Apply to Conduct Graduate Research

UGAMI does not have a formal graduate program. However, we host graduate students from many different institutions conducting thesis research for periods ranging from a few days to a few years.

If you are interested in working at UGAMI for part of your graduate research, your major professor should initiate an UGAMI Researcher housing request.  You may also want to contact one of the UGAMI investigators to inquire about graduate opportunities.

Current Graduate Students

Last NameFirst NameDepartment/InstitutionMajor Advisor
AdamsTianjiaoDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of HoustonPennings, Steve
AtkinsRebeccaOdum School of Ecology, University of GeorgiaOsenberg, Craig
BeauvaisJeffreyOdum School of Ecology, University of GeorgiaByers, Jeb
BiceKadirDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of GeorgiaMeile, Christof
ColemanDanDepartment of Physical Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine ScienceKirwan, Matt
CrottySineadEnvironmental Engineering, University of FloridaAngelini, Christine
FraserDarrenOdum School of Ecology, University of GeorgiaByers, Jeb
HarrisDanielOdum School of Ecology, University of GeorgiaByers, Jeb
HawmanPeterDepartment of Geography, University of GeorgiaMishra, Deepak
HoogewerfCarsonSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana UniversityCraft, Chris
LynnTylerDepartment of Geography, University of GeorgiaMishra, Deepak & Alber, Merryl
MaoLishenDepartment of Geography, University of GeorgiaMishra, Deepak
MonnettEvanSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana UniversityCraft, Chris
MortonJoeDivision of Marine Science and Conservation, Duke Marine LabSilliman, Brian
NarronCarolineDepartment of Geography, University of GeorgiaMishra, Deepak
PrinceKimberlyEnvironmental Engineering, University of FloridaAngelini, Christine
SolohinElenaSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana UniversityCraft, Chris
StewartTraceyMcIntire Music Department, University of VirginiaKisliuk, Michelle
WatersKimProgram in Linguistics, University of GeorgiaRenwick, Margaret
WilliamsSydneyEnvironmental Engineering, University of FloridaAngelini, Christine
WuFengrunDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of HoustonPennings, Steve

Recent Alumni

Last NameFirst NameDegree/DateThesis TitleMajor AdvisorDepartment/University
BrewDavidPh.D., 2019Environmental Metabolomics & Biomonitoring of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Wild Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Georgia, USA EstuariesMarsha BlackDepartment of Environmental Health Science, University of Georgia
MikleshDavidPh.D., 2018Vegetation patterns and pore water salinity in tidal marshesChristof MeileDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
SharpSeanPh.D., 2018Disturbance and recovery in southeastern salt marshes: moving targets in a dynamic landscapeChristine AngeliniDepartment of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
LiFanPh.D., 2017Response and recovery of low-salinity marsh plant communities to constant and pulsed saline intrusionSteven PenningsDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
LinWei-TingPh.D., 2017Scale-dependent interactions in insect food web modulesSteven PenningsDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
HardyDeanPh.D., 2016Rough seas ahead: navigating the inequalities of future sea-level riseMarguerite MaddenDepartment of Geography, University of Georgia
VuHuyPh.D., 2016Biophysical feedbacks mediate tidal creek formation in salt marshesSteven PenningsDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
HerbertEllenPh.D., 2015The effects of global change on the fate of soil organic matter in tidal freshwater wetlandsChristopher CraftSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
LeDouxJonathanM.S., 2015Rivers of groundwater flow at a back barrier island – marsh transect in coastal GeorgiaChristof MeileDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
AngeliniChristinePh.D., 2014Foundation species as drivers of ecosystem structure, multifunctionality, and resilienceBrian SillimanCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
CarterMattM.S., 2015Characterization of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in a Back Barrier Tidal CreekRich VisoCenter of Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University
NifongJamesPh.D., 2014Use of marine habitat and food resources by coastal inhabiting Alligator Mississipiensis (American Alligator): implications for food webs and community dynamicsBrian SillimanCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
SchuttleCharlesPh.D., 2014Nitrogen cycling and trace gas dynamics in shallow coastal aquifersSamantha JoyeDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
TolarBradleyPh.D., 2014The influence of environmental factors including reactive oxygen species on the spatial and temporal distribution of marine ThaumarchaeotaJames T. HollibaughDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
HenselMarcM.S., 2013Cross-kingdom consumer diversity enhances multifunctionality of a coastal ecosystemBrian SillimanCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
GivensCarriePh.D., 2012A fish tale: comparison of the gut microbiome of 15 fish species and the influence of diet and temperature on its compositionJames T. HollibaughDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
HladikChristinePh.D., 2012Use of Remote Sensing Data for Evaluating Elevation and Plant Distribution in a Southeastern Salt MarshMerryl AlberDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
MartonJoePh.D., 2012Ecosystem services of restored wetlands and riparian buffers—USDA conservation practices in the glaciated interior plainsChristopher CraftSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
McFarlinCarolinePh.D., 2012Salt Marsh Dieback: The response of Spartina alterniflora to disturbances and the consequences for marsh invertebratesMerryl AlberDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
SegarraKatherinePh.D., 2012A study of methane-related processes in freshwater ecosystemsSamantha JoyeDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
GiffordScottPh.D., 2012Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of the Coastal Ocean: New Insights from MetatranscriptomicsMary Ann MoranDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
GuoHong YuPh.D., 2011Organization of plant communities across estuarine landscapes in low-latitude tidal marshesSteven PenningsDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
KaufmanGalenM.S., 2011Application of the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) to Evaluate Dissolved Nitrogen Concentrations in the Altamaha River Estuary, GeorgiaMerryl AlberDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
McCallB. D.M.S., 2011Geographic Variation in the Structure of Salt Marsh Arthropod CommunitiesSteven PenningsDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
ReaderHeatherPh.D., 2011Smouldering oceans: on the photochemically mediated oxidation of dissolved organic matter in coastal watersWilliam MillerDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia