Marine Biology (M.S.) Spotlight

Mangrove Habitat Restoration
Nia Jeffers research area is mangrove habitat restoration and management with a focus in mangrove restoration methodology.
Texas Coastal Fisheries and Extreme Events
Ana Silverio uses long-term independent and dependent fisheries catch data from Texas Parks and Wildlife and quantitative tools to look at how extreme events affect coastal fish populations along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Movement of Adult Rainbow Smelt in Great Bay Estuary, NH
Chloe Pearson's uses acoustic telemetry to better understand the habitat use of rainbow smelt, including location, usage and use timing.
Effects of Hatchery Stressors on the Growth and Aggression of Juvenile Lumpfish
Shelby Perry studies the effects of stocking density and light on the growth and aggression of juvenile lumpfish.
Aquaculture of Wildemania Amplissima
Riplee Mercer's research examines a species of nori called Wildemania amplissima and how it can be used in aquaculture in New England.
Population dynamics of Octopus cyanea in Southwest Madagascar
Researcher Sophie Wulfing uses concepts from linear algebra and evolutionary game theory to model populations of the blue octopus in the fishery of southwest Madagascar.
Marine Mammal Bioacoustics
Melanie Smith studies how acoustic data can help us to better understand the ecology and behavior of marine mammals, specifically humpback whales in Southeast Alaska
Ocean Acidification and Bivalves
Bryson Yerik Torgovitsky examines the impact of varied levels of ocean acidification on the force resistance of blue mussels.
Effects of Extreme Events on Chondrichthyan Fishes in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
Hanna Mogensen's research focuses on assessing surface-water microplastics in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary located in southern New Hampshire.
Microplastics in estuarine environments
Hanna Mogensen's research focuses on assessing surface-water microplastics in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary located in southern New Hampshire.
Biological Sciences: Marine Biology - MS
Michael Doherty is researching how to best utilize lumpfish as a biocontrol of parasitic sea lice in salmonid aquaculture.
Salt Marsh Ecology
Chloe Brownlie's research looks at how marshes and their inhabitants are affected by changes in the environment due to climate change and sea level rise.