NameAdvisorThesisDegreeCurrent Location
Jessica ValentiGrothuesFishes of a Temperate Estuary: Ecology and Response to an Urbanized WatershedPh.D. 2020NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Rutgers University and the NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
Joe AnamuroBeairdAn Open-Source Software Application for Drifter Trajectory Prediction in the Mid-Atlantic BightM.S. in Operational Oceanography 2020Environmental Science Analyst at Sage Services
Julia EngdahlBeairdDeveloping an automated analysis of fish migration video using computer vision algorithmsM.S. in Operational Oceanography 2020Oceanographic Data Specialist at Lynker Technologies
Mike-BrownMike BrownSchofieldDrivers of phytoplankton dynamics, and corresponding impacts on biogeochemistry, along the West Antarctic PeninsulaPh.D. 2020Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Finger Lakes Institute of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY
Alex LopezWilkinModeling the Circulation and Timescales of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and Gulf of MainePh.D. 2020Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn State
Joseph CaracappaMunroeBlood-Dependent Morphology, Behavior, and Biophysical Interactions among Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) ZoeaePh.D. 2019Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT
Isabel HongHortonDeveloping proxies to recontruct the intesity and magnitude of prehistoric tropical cyclones and earthquakesPh.D. 2019Research Associate, Central Washington University
Jennifer WalkerHortonLate Holocene relative sea level in New Jersey: Examining proxies, timing, and mechanismsPh.D. 2019Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University
Brittany SchielerBidleExploring the roles of Nitric Oxide production in the Coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyiPh.D. 2019Science Communication Fellow, ASLO
Luis Fernando ParejaChantDelaware Hydrodynamics and sediment transport in the AnthropocenePh.D. 2019Postdoctoral Researcher Stevens Institute of Technology
Sarah LietzkeHaidvogelClimate-Modulated Volume Transport through the Coral Triangle and its Impacts on Larval ConnectivityPh.D. 2019Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Christien LaberBidleEvaluating Ecosystem Functions of Coccollithovirus Infection in miliania huxleyi: Bridging Micro, Meso, and Global ScalesPh.D. 2018University of Montana
Sushmita PatwardhanVetrianiProkaryotic diversity, physiology and function at Tor Caldara, a shallow-water gas vent in the Tyrrhenian SeaPh.D. 2018Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Systems Biology
Chris FreeJensenFisheries management in the face of capacity, data, and climate challengesPh.D. 2018Postdoctoral Researcher, Santa Barbara, CA
Zhuomin ChenCurchitserDynamics and Spatio-Temporal Variability of the Mid-Atlantic Bight Cold PoolPh.D. 2018Postdoctoral Fellow, WHOI
Rachel GulaAdamsMicrobial Host-Mutualist Communication in Marine Organisms: Insights from the Giant Clam Hippopus HippopusM.S. 2017Physician Assistant, Midwestern University
Amy KuzimovSevermannM.S. 2017QC Associate II, TriLink BioTechnologies, San Diego, CA
Nicole CoutoSchofieldCirculation and Heat Transport on the West Antarctic Peninsula Continental ShelfPh.D. 2017Posdoctoral Associate, Scripps Research Institute
Jaclyn SpechtFuchsEffects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) feeding and energeticsM.S. 2017Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Katherine NickersonGrothuesChanging Fish Assemblages in a Mid-Atlantic Fishery: Sensitivity Analysis of a Long-term Time Series to Climate Change and Guild ConstructionM.S. 2017Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Filipa CarvalhoKohut & SchofieldCoupled physical and phytoplankton dynamics in coastal AntarcticaPh.D. 2017Postdoctoral Researcher, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Patrick FlanaganPinskyCommunity-temperature mismatch in a benthic marine ecosystemM.S. 2017OLLIE Oceanlab
Aboozar TabatabaiWilkinPhysical and biogeochemical modeling in Delaware EstuaryPh.D. 2016Estuarine, Coastal, and Global Ocean Modeler, Cambridge, MA
Greg SerokaGlennStratified Coastal Ocean Interactions with Hurricanes and the Sea Breeze in the U.S. Mid-AtlanticPh.D. 2016NOAA, Washington DC
Jacqueline McSweeneyChantSediment Transport Dynamics in Delaware EstuaryPh.D. 2016Postdoctoral Researcher, Oregon State University
Anthony VastanoJensenAge and growth of a subtropical marsh fish: The Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandisM.S. 2016Lab Manager, Rutgers University
Joomi KimFalkowskiStudies on the effect of cell cycle arrest on central metabolism in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, using physiological and systems biology approachesPh.D. 2016Data Scientist, NY
Jeanna DrakeFalkowskiThe skeletal proteome and production of calcifying proteins in the stony coral Stylophora pistillataPh.D. 2015Research Associate, UCLA
Lauren SeylerKerkhofDiscerning the mechanisms of coexistence between marine cren/thaumarchaea and marine bacteria via stable isotope probingPh.D. 2015​Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI
Guang YuRona & BemisQuantitative observations of a deep-sea hydrothermal plume using an acoustic imaging sonarPh.D. 2015Postdoctoral Scholar, WHOI
Lauren WeiselSikesEstimating New Zealand temperature and aridity since the last glacial maximum from biomass burning markersM.S. 2015MERCK, Metuchen, NJ
Kaycee ColemanGrothuesUnderstanding the winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) Southern New England / Mid-Atlantic stock through historical trawl surveys and monitoring cross continental shelf movementM.S. 2014atabase manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Birds
Nicole WaiteSevermannThe Role of Sedimentary Sulfide in Seagrass Decline in Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, NJM.S. 2014Marine and Glider technician, Rutgers University
Xinzhong (Peter) ZhangHaidvogelAtlantic Surfclam Larval Transport, Population Connectivity, and Physical Drivers on the Middle Atlantic Bight and Georges BankPh.D. 2014Decision Technician Modeler, Chase Bank
Julie KalanskyRosenthalInternal and Forced Variability of the Equatorial Pacific on Millennial and Centennial Time ScalesPh.D. 2014Posdoctoral Associate, Scripps Research Institute
Travis MilesGlennObservations and modeling of the coastal ocean beneath tropical and extra-tropical cyclonesPh.D. 2014Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Kevin CrumFuchsModeling plankton in a human-impacted estuaryM.S. 2014Scientific Programmer, Late Nite Labs
Tali BabilaRosenthalBoron/Calcium in planktonic foraminiferaPh.D. 2013Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College
Kathleen HarazinSherrellThe trace element composition of suspended particulate matter from the Amundsen Sea Polynya, West AntarcticaM.S. 2013hD student, Australian National University
Mikaela ProvostJensenUnderstanding sex change in exploited fish populationsM.S. 2013Graduate student at UC Davis
Maria AristizabalChantSalt dispersion in DelawarePh.D. 2013Research Analyst, Rutgers University
Anna HermesSikesSpatial and seasonal particulate organic carbon cycling within the Delaware estuary, assessed using biomarker and stable carbon isotopic approachesM.S. 2013Environmental Analyst, Philadelphia Water Department
Benedetto Schiraldi Jr.SikesA multi-proxy look at deglacial southwest Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature and thermocline source water changesM.S. 2013Graduate Student, Stony Brook University
Yi XuSchofieldPhytoplankton dynamics studying using observation and bio-physical modelingPh.D. 2013Post Doctoral Associate, North Carolina State University
Dove GuoChantThe effect of wind and momentum advection in the James River estuary from field observationsM.S. 2012
Elizabeth DiamondBushekDo scavengers influence dermo disease (Perkinsus marinus) transmission?M.S. 2012Technician, Smithsonian Institution
Katherine EssweinRosenthalPatterns of climate variability in the Western Equatorial Pacific during the Common EraM.S. 2012Research Staff Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Joe JurisaChantImpact of cross-shelf winds and estuarine/coastal ocean coupling on buoyant plume systemsPh.D. 2012Research Associate & Postdoctoral Scholar, Oregon State University
Matthew YergeyAbleMovement of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)M.S. 2012Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Eleni AnagnostouSherrellThe development and application of nutrient and carbonate system proxies in the deep sea coral Desmophyllum dianthusPh.D. 2011Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Southampton
Kate KorotkyNordstromEffects of sand fences and beach raking on beach and dune dimensionsM.S. 2011Ensign, Fleet Survey Team, United States Navy
Laura NazzaroKohutImproving models of covariation between marine communities and their habitats by incorporating pelagic features captured by coastal ocean observatoriesM.S. 2011 Laboratory Researcher III, Rutgers University
Brian GaasAmmermanResponse and regulation of cell-surface hydrolases to nutrient stress in river-influenced coastal areasPh.D. 2010
Donglai GongGlennMesoscale variability on the New Jersey shelfPh.D. 2010Associate Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Michelle LaVigneSherrellCoralline P/CA: development and application of a novel surface ocean phosphate proxyPh.D. 2010Location – Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College
Carrie FerraroKerkhofSpecialized relationships between active bacteria and their environmentPh.D. 2010Associate Director, Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative Co-Facilitator, Rutgers Raritan River Consortium
Hui Liude VargasMicrobial reductive dechlorination of weathered polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in contaminated sedimentsPh.D. 2010Quality Statistics Co-op Consultant, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Joan PravatinerAbleEstuarine habitat and behavior of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)M.S. 2010Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Livia Gong (Montone)SherrellA coral skeleton geochemical record of surface water properties in the Oman upwelling regionM.S. 2010Masters in Education program, College of William & Mary, MD
Wanjing LiaoBidleFurther characterization of metacaspase expression and activity in marine phytoplanktonM.S. 2010Science Laboratory Teaching Support Technician For High School, Western Acad. of Beijing
Kayte AltieriSeitzingerInsights into the molecular level composition, sources, and formation mechanisms of dissolved organic matter in aerolsols and precipitationPh.D. 2009ecturer in Oceanography, University of Cape Town
Frank NataleFalkowskiEffects of pCO2 on Photosynthetic Capacity and Growth of the Symbiotic Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium spp. in vitroM.S. 2009Laboratory Researcher, University of New Hampshire
Rachel SiplerSeitzinger & SchofieldThe role of dissolved organic matter in structuring microbial community compositionPh.D. 2009​Canada Research Chair Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Weifeng (Gordon) ZhangWilkinCoastal ocean modeling using variational methods for freshwater dispersal study, data assimilation and observing system designPh.D. 2009Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Chengi YanFalkowskiEnergy storage in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii measured with photoacoustic techniquesM.S. 2009
Kate (Jordan) FlorioRosenthalEvaluating carbonate saturation effects on magnesium calcium core top calibration in benthic foraminiferaM.S. 2008
L. Alex KahlSchofieldPhytoplankton physiology and export fluxPh.D. 2008Senior Advisor, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Nicole RaineaultNordstromEffects of bulkheads on estuarine beach swash zone processes and characteristicsM.S. 2008Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rhode Island
Ramya RamaduraiGlennWater mass classification using band ratiosM.S. 2008Global Program Manager, CSM. Cleveland, OH
Sindia SosdianRosenthalClimate transitions across the cenozoic: insight from elemental ratios in benthic foraminifera and marine gastropodsPh.D. 2008Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cardiff University
Steve TuortoTaghonPrey density-dependant protozoan bacterivoryPh.D. 2008NJ Watershed Ambassador
Jason SylvanAmmermanAssessing multiple indicators of nutrient limitation in marine phytoplankton on the Louisiana continental shelfPh.D. 2008Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Sherrie WhittakerFalkowskiUsing molecular techniques to quantify iron bound nitrogenase in trichodesmium IMS 101 and natural populationsM.S. 2008
Emily ClinchRosenthalScientific literacy and undergraduate education at Rutgers UniversityM.S. 2007
David GruberTaghonEcological stoichiometry of marine bacteria: relationship to growth rate, protozoan predation, and organic matter degradationdPh.D. 2007Presidential Professor Biology and Environmental Science, Baruch College, City University of New York
Grant LawQuinlanThe impacts of spatial and temporal variability of larval transport on the distribution and population dynamics of the sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)Ph.D. 2007Sales and Instructions at Pacific Wilderness
Gregg FotiWilkinThe Hudson River plume : utilizing an ocean model and field observations to predict and analyze physical processes that affect the freshwater transportPh.D. 2006Oceanographer, K&G Solutions
Yongcheng JiSherrellDifferential effects of phosphorus limitation on cellular metals in Chlorella and MicrocystisPh.D. 2006Principle Chemist at Entegris
Matt OliverFalkowski & SchofieldTowards a synthesis of continental shelf dynamics and eukaryotic phytoplankton evolutionPh.D. 2006Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
Tuo ShiFalkowskiGenome-enabled informatics and biochemical genetics in marine cyanobacteriaPh.D. 2006Senior Scientist, Sapphire Energy, Inc.
Felisa Wolfe-SimonFalkowski & SchofieldThe role and evolution of superoxide dismutases in algaePh.D. 2006Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Brenda LandauBushekAn investigation into the phenotypic consequences of triploidy and aneuployd in two cupped oyster species, crassostrea Virginica and crassostrea gigasPh.D. 2006Algologist, Rutgers University
Shannon NewbyJ GrassleBoundary layer flow and interactions between initial surfclam recruits (spisula solidissima), the hermit crab (pagurus longicarpus), and the sea star (asterias forbesi)Ph.D. 2006Oxnard College
Yonghua ChenJ Francis & J MillerObserved and modeled relationships among surface temperature, cloud properties, and longwave radiation over the Arctic OceanPh.D. 2005Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University
Zoe FinkelFalkowski & SchofieldPhysiological bases for environmentally driven changes in phytoplankton community structurePh.D. 2005Assistant Professor, Mount Allison University
Steven LitvinTrophic linkages, movements, condition and energetics of a juvenile marine transient in the Delaware Bay Estuary: implications for the role of habitat in recruitment successPh.D. 2005Senior Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Trisha BergmannFalkowski & SchofieldThe physiological ecology and natural distribution patterns of cryptomonad algae in coastal aquatic ecosystemsPh.D. 2004International Policy & Diplomacy, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Louis BowersGlennThe effect of sea surface temperature on sea breeze dynamics along the coast of New JerseyM.S. 2004Senior Meteorologist, Iberdrola Renewables
Byoung-Ju ChoiHaidvogelInterannual variation of the polar front in the East/Japan Sea : observed data and numerical simulations

Ph.D. 2004Associate Professor, Chonnam National University
Yungkul KimPowellGeographical distribution of parasites and pathologies and relationship to contaminant body burden in sentinel bivalves : NOAA status and trends ‘Mussel Watch’ ProgramPh.D. 2003Assistant Professor Integrated Environmental Science & Natural Sciences
Josh NelsonKerkhofTime series analysis using TRFLP analysis and DNA sequencing of 16S rDNA genes to assess background bacterioplankton variability and to identify dominant microorganisms off the coast of New JerseyM.S. 2002Biology Teacher, Point Pleasant High School
Joe GrzymskiSchofieldEcosystem, cellular and sub-cellular dynamics of the marine, diatom plastidPh.D. 2002Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute
Christopher GreggJ GrassleEffects of biological and physical processes on the vertical distribution and horizontal transport of bivalve larvae in an estuarine inletPh.D. 2002Associate Rector & Instructor, Louisiana State University
Josh KohutGlennSpatial current structure observed with a calibrated HF radar system : the influence of local forcing, stratification, and topography on the inner shelfPh.D. 2002Professor, Rutgers University
Tracy WiegnerSeitzingerMicrobial and photochemical degradation of allochthonous dissolved organic matter within river systems and watershedsPh.D. 2002Associate Professor, University of Hawai’i at Hilo
Tomoko KomadaReimersSorptive dynamics and fluorescence properties of organic carbon within coastal sedimentary environmentsPh.D. 2002Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Jay CullenSherrellThe Biogeochemistry of Cadmium and Iron in the Ocean: Uptake by Marine PhytoplanktonPh.D. 2001Associate Professor, Unversity of Victoria
Hongguang MaJ GrasslePhysical mechanisms and temporal and spatial patchiness in bivalve larval supply and settlement of the inner shelf of the mid-Atlantic bightPh.D. 2001Statistician, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Hank StatscewichGlennWind-Forced Upwelling Over High Latitute Submarine Canyons: A Numerical Modeling StudyM.S. 2001Researcher, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Sasha TozziFalkowski & SchofieldCompetition and succession of key marine phytoplankton functional groups in a variable environmentM.S. 2001OMEGA Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Santa Cruz
Scott DurskiHaidvogelPhysical-biological interactions in the ocean : modeling the effects of large and small scale circulation on simple planktonic systemsPh.D. 2000Research Associate, Oregon State University
Karen StocksJ GrassleFactors affecting macroinfaunal community structure in salt marshesPh.D. 2000Director, Geological Data Center of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Enrique-CurchitserEnrique CurchitserHaidvogelOn the transient adjustment of a mid-latitude abyssal ocean basin with realistic geometry and bathymetryPh.D. 1999Associate Professor, Rutgers University
David ScalaKerkhofUsing the nitrous oxide reductase (NOSZ) gene as a molecular marker for tracking denitrifying bacteria in marine and coastal environmentsPh.D. 1999High School Science Teacher
Hai PanA coupled lake-atmosphere model (CLAM) and its application to Lake KinneretPh.D. 1999
Richard StylesA continental shelf bottom boundary layer model: development, calibration, and applications to sediment transport in the Middle Atlantic BightPh.D. 1998Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Hoyle LeeHaidvogelA gulf stream synthetic geoid for the topex altimeterM.S. 1997Intermediate Systems Analyst/Programmer, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
James RossSherrellGeochemistry of trace metals in New Jersey pinelands streamsM.S. 1995Staff Associate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Hao-Jan HsingSherrellM.S. 1995National Science & Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taiwan
Mike CrowleyGlennMonitoring the Gulf Stream: an application of remote sensing and geographic information systemsM.S. 1993Program Manager, Rutgers University