COLSA students doing Aquaculture Research
Learning how to use solutions-based research to protect oceans
Kennedy McGrath is a dual major in marine, estuarine and freshwater biology and sustainability with a minor in marine policy. Kennedy conducts research on marine plastic pollution, and she is currently being mentored by Taja Sims-Harper, a doctoral candidate in the marine biology Ph.D. program.
Microplastics and marine life in Great Bay
Taja Sims-Harper is a doctoral student in the marine biology Ph.D. program. She conducts research on microplastics in oysters and other marine life in Great Bay in the lab of Bonnie Brown, professor of ecological genetics and the chair of the department of biological sciences.
Studying the impact of invasive green crabs on shellfish in Great Bay Estuary
Kelsey Meyer is a doctoral student in COLSA’s biological sciences: marine biology Ph.D. program. She currently spends a lot of time traversing Great Bay in a small boat, collecting invasive green crabs, baiting traps and monitoring tiles for oyster spat.
Published research, an industry in peril
Mary Kate Munley '21 is a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major who was one of the authors of a recently published study about the impact of “red tides” on Florida’s Gulf Coast on stone crabs.
Researcher Alyssa Stasse uses genetic techniques, such as genome and transcriptome sequencing, to determine differences between populations of eastern oysters.
A Lifelong Lover of Marine Animals Finds Her Calling
Mary Kate Munley '21 is driven to keep seizing opportunities and gaining the skills and knowledge she needs for a successful and rewarding career as a marine biologist.