[Chesapeake Quarterly masthead]
Volume 2, Number 2
Table of Contents
Download pdf

Summer Students Explore the Bay

Summer Students Explore the Bay - REU Class of 2003

This summer marks the fifteenth year of Maryland Sea Grant's undergraduate fellowship program, an effort that has brought college students from Maine to Hawaii to the Chesapeake Bay to participate in marine research. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program pairs students with scientist-mentors at three estuarine research labs, the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) - both part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - and the ANSERC Estuarine Research Center (ANSERC).

Listed below are each student's home campus, summer topic and advisor for 2003.

  • Sarah Henson, The College of St. Rose, Albany, New York
    Topic: The Biogeochemistry of Seagrass and Sediment in Contrasting Ruppia maritima Beds
    Advisors: Mike Kemp and Laura Murray, HPL

  • Tamara Kroboth, State University of New York, Stony Brook
    Topic: Trace Mercury Uptake by Spartina alterniflora in Mesocosm Simulating Capping, Marsh Restoration, and Phytoremediation
    Advisor: Fritz Riedel, ANSERC

  • Alessandra Paolicchi, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas
    Topic: Binding Capabilities of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) to Dissolved Organic Carbon and Activated Carbon
    Advisor: Joel Baker, CBL

  • Bill Kaminski, Southampton College, Long Island, New York
    Topic: Feeding Ecology in the Lined Seahorse, Hippocampus erectus, in the Chesapeake Bay
    Advisor: Dave Secor, CBL

  • Rebekah Duncan, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
    Topic: Grazing Habits of Eurytemora affinis and Acartia tonsa in Turbid and Non-turbid Environments
    Advisor: Mike Roman, HPL

  • Jesse Phillips-Kress, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Topic: Temporal and Spatial Variability of the Planktonic Food Web in the Patuxent River
    Advisor: Denise Breitburg, ANSERC

  • Miranda Hoover, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    Topic: Flow Cytometric Indicators of Phytoplankton in the Chesapeake Bay
    Advisors: Jason Adolf and Larry Harding, HPL

  • Keith Douglass, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
    Topic: The Impact of Ammonium on the Recruitment and Growth of Arenicola cristata in its Different Life Stages
    Advisor: Roberta Marinelli, CBL

  • Janet Krenn, University of Illinois, Champaign
    Topic: The Influence of Microphytobenthos on Resuspension in Shallow Estuaries: A Comparison between Florida and Chesapeake Bays
    Advisor: Jeff Cornwell, HPL

  • Christina Geierman, Michigan State University, Lansing
    Topic: Linking Oysters and Seagrasses: Using Breakwaters as an Analogue to Oyster Reefs
    Advisor: Eva Maria Koch, HPL

  • Stephanie Hurder, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, New Jersey
    Topic: Use of Fluorescent Particles to Determine the Zone of Oyster Biodeposition Under Field Conditions
    Advisor: Roger Newell, HPL

  • Laura Rubiano-Gomez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Topic: Characterization of Suspended Particle Sinking Speeds in the Upper Chesapeake Bay
    Advisor: Larry Sanford, HPL

  • Emily Maung, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia - Development of a Novel Approach to Determine the Effects of Protist Grazing on Marine Bacterial Diversity
    Advisor: Marcelino Suzuki, CBL

  • Alex Bogler, State University of New York, Stony Brook
    Topic: Evaluating DNA Damage in the Blue Crab ( Callinectes sapidus ) Collected from the Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries Using the Comet Assay
    Advisor: Carys Mitchelmore, CBL

For more about the REU program, student fellows, their projects and publications, see www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/research/reu/ or contact Dr. Fredrika Moser, 301-405-6373.

Top of Page

[Chesapeake Quarterly]
Other Issues

[Chesapeake Quarterly Bar]
[Maryland Sea Grant][NOAA]