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
AtkinsRebeccaOdum School of Ecology, University of GeorgiaOsenberg, Craig
ColemanDanDepartment of Physical Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine ScienceKirwan, Matt
CrottySineadEnvironmental Engineering, University of FloridaAngelini, Christine
HardyDeanDepartment of Geography, University of GeorgiaMadden, Marguerite
HaulterCrystalSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana UniversityCraft, Chris
LiFanDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of HoustonPennings, Steve
LiShanzeDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

Pennings, Steve
LinWei-TingDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of HoustonPennings, Steve
MortonJoeDivision of Marine Science and Conservation, Duke Marine LabSilliman, Brian
PrinceKimberlyEnvironmental Engineering, University of FloridaAngelini, Christine
SharpSeanEnvironmental Engineering, University of FloridaAngelini, Christine
SolohinElenaSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana UniversityCraft, Chris
StewartTraceyMcIntire Music Department, University of VirginiaKisliuk, Michelle
VuHuyDepartment of Biology and Biochemistry, University of HoustonPennings, Steve
WatersKimProgram in Linguistics, University of GeorgiaRenwick, Margaret

Recent Alumni

Last NameFirst NameDegree/DateThesis TitleMajor AdvisorDepartment/University
HebertEllenPh.D., 2015The effects of global change on the fate of soil organic matter in tidal freshwater wetlands.Christopher CraftSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
LeDouxJonathanM.S., 2015rivers of groundwater flow at a back barrier island – marsh transect in coastal Georgia.Christof MeileDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
AngeliniChristinePh.D., 2014Foundation species as drivers of ecosystem structure, multifunctionality, and resilience.Brian SillimanCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida

CarterMattM.S., 2015Characterization of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in a Back Barrier Tidal Creek.Rich 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 dynamics.Brian SillimanCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
SchuttleCharlesPh.D., 2014Nitrogen cycling and trace gas dynamics in shallow coastal aquifers.Samantha JoyeDept. 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 Thaumarchaeota.James T. HollibaughDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
HenselMarcM.S., 2013Cross-kingdom consumer diversity enhances multifunctionality of a coastal ecosystem.Brian 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 composition.James 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 Marsh.Merryl AlberDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
MartonJoePh.D., 2012Ecosystem services of restored wetlands and riparian buffers—USDA conservation practices in the glaciated interior plains.Christopher 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 invertebrates.Merryl AlberDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
SegarraKatherinePh.D., 2012A study of methane-related processes in freshwater ecosystems.Samantha JoyeDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
GiffordScottPh.D., 2012Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of the Coastal Ocean: New Insights from Metatranscriptomics.Mary Ann MoranDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia A
GuoHong YuPh.D., 2011Organization of plant communities across estuarine landscapes in low-latitude tidal marshes.Steven 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, Georgia.Merryl AlberDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
McCallB. D.M.S., 2011Geographic Variation in the Structure of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities.Steven PenningsDepartment. of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
ReaderHeatherPh.D., 2011Smouldering oceans: on the photochemically mediated oxidation of dissolved organic matter in coastal waters.William MillerDepartment of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
TurckJohnPh.D., 2011Geoarchaeological analysis of two back-barrier islands and their relationship to the changing landscape of coastal Georgia, U.S.A.Victor ThompsonDepartment of Anthropology, University of Georgia