Student Research Papers and Presentations

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A number of students have presented the results of their summer research at scientific conferences; students have also been co-authors in scientific papers with their advisors. The list below is a snapshot of some of student publications and presentations.

The REU students are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Bell, J. T., R. Nguyen*, and H. R. Harvey. 1994. Algal carbon decay in marine waters: Microbial utilization of protein and carbohydrates under oxic and anoxic conditions . EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 75:211

Breitburg, D. L., N. Steinberg*, N. Dubeau*, C. Cooksey, and D. E. Houde. 1994. Effects of low dissolved oxygen on predation on estuarine fish larvae . Marine Ecology Progress Series 104:235-246

Breitburg, D. L., T. Loher, C. A. Pacey, and A. Gerstein*. 1997. Varying effects on low dissolved oxygen on trophic interactions in an estuarine food web . Ecological Monographs 67:489-507

Chapina, R.*, C.L. Rowe, R. J. Woodland. 2020. Metabolic rate by Neomysis americana is affected by temperature but not salinity conditions . Journal of Crustacean Biology

Chu, C.*, Y.R. Gel, and V. Lyubchich. 2015. Climate change from an insurance perspective: a case study of Norway . In J. G. Dy et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Climate Informatics: CI2015. ISBN: 978-0-9973548-0-5

Coles, V. J., M. T. Brooks, J. Hopkins*, M. R. Stukel, P. L. Yager, and R. R. Hood. 2013. The pathways and properties of the Amazon River Plume in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean . Journal of Geophysical Research 118:6894-6913

Crump, B. C., C. Peranteau*, B.* Beckingham*, and J. C. Cornwell. 2007. Respiratory succession and community succession of bacterioplankton in seasonally anoxic estuarine waters . Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:6802-6810

Degenford, J.H.*, D, Liang, H, Bailey, A.L. Hoover, P. Zarate, J. Azócar, D. Devia, J. Alfaro‐Shigueto, J.C. Mangel, N. de Paz, J.Q. Davila, D.S. Barturen, J.M. Rguez‐Baron, A.S. Williard, C. Fahy, N. Barbour, and G.L. Shillinger. 2021. Using fisheries observation data to develop a predictive species distribution model for endangered sea turtles. Conservation Science and Practice,

Fertig, B., J. M. O'Neil, K. A. Beckert, C. J. Cain, D. M. Needham*, T. J. B. Carruthers, and W. C. Dennison. 2013. Elucidating terrestrial nutrient sources to a coastal lagoon, Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, USA . Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 116:1-10

Fisher, T. R., J. D. Hagy*, and E. Rochelle-Newall. 1998. Dissolved and particulate organic carbon in Chesapeake Bay . Estuaries 21:215-229

Fleri, J.R., S. Lera, A. Gerevini, L. Staver, and W. Nardin. 2019. Empirical observations and numerical modelling of tides, channel morphology, and vegetative effects on accretion in a restored tidal marsh. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,

Fuchsman, C.A., L. Cherubini*, M.D. Hays. 2022. An analysis of protists in Pacific oxygen deficient zones: implications for Prochlorococcus and N2-producing bacteria. Applied Microbiology International 24: 1790-1804,

Gonsior, M., M. Lahm, L. Powers, F. Chen, S. Leigh McCallister, D. Liang, G. Guinan* and P Schmitt-Kopplin. 2024. Optical properties and molecular differences in dissolved organic matter at the Bermuda Atlantic and Hawai'i ALOHA time-series stations. Environmental Science: Advances

Gustafson, D. E., D. K. Stoecker, M. D. Johnson, W. F. Van Heukelem, and K. Sneider*. 2000. Cryptophyte algae are robbed of their organelles by the marine ciliate Mesodinium rubrum. Nature 405:1049-1052

Heyes, A., L. C. Rowe, and P. Conrad*. 2014. Differential patterns of accumulation and retention of dietary trace elements associated with coal ash during larval development and metamorphosis of an amphibian . Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 66:78-85

Johnson, M. D., M. Rome*, and D. K. Stoeker. 2003. Microozoplankton grazing on Prorocentrum minimum and Karlodinium micrum in Chesapeake Bay. Limnology and Oceanography 48:238-248

Kana, T. M., C. Darkangelo*, M. D. Hunt, J. B. Oldham*, G. E. Bennet, and J. C. Cornwell. 1994. Membrane inlet mass spectrometer for rapid high precision determine of nitrogen, oxygen and argon in environmental water samples . Analytical Chemistry 66:4166-4170

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