Students

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Delilah Bethel, 2017 - present. Environmental Sciences MS student.  The effects of urbanization and dam removal restoration on the Mill River Watershed, Massachusetts.

Thomas Dimino, 2014- present. Environmental Biology Doctoral student. The effects of stream restoration on the population genetic structure of freshwater invertebrates and fishes.

Sean McCanty, 2013-present. Environmental Biology Doctoral student.  The effects of stream restoration on the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems. 

Helemary Hotz, 2012-present. Environmental Sciences Doctoral student: The effects of global change on the limnology and watershed of Étang Saumâtre, Haiti.

Nicole Henderson, 2009-present. Environmental Biology Doctoral Candidate.   The effects of land use land cover on the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Neponset River watershed.

 

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Greaves, Tresser, 2014-present.  Volunteer lab technician

 

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

Franck, Edgar.  2017.  Establishment of baseline physical, chemical, and biological stream conditions at a passive cranberry bog restoration.  M.S. Environmental Science.  University of Massachusetts Boston. 113 pages

Gulich, Laurissa.  2016.  Path analysis of hierarchical drivers on water quality in the Charles River Watershed tributaries, Massachusetts.  M.S. Environmental Science. University of Massachusetts Boston. 103 pages.

Ciarfella, Christina E. 2013.  Efficacy of citizen science in water quality studies: a macroinvertebrate biomonitoring project in the Charles River watershed, Massachusetts.  M.S. Biology.  University of Massachusetts Boston.

O'Brion, Kevin.  2012.  Physical and biological assessment of the Eel River Headwaters restoration Site in Plymouth, Massachusetts, M.S. Environmental Sciences. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  114 pages.

Poudel, Sujata.  2012.  Species richness, distribution, and relative abundance of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) of the Strawberry River, Arkansas.  M.S. Biology. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  129 pages.

Fallon, Nicole.  2011.  Ecological stoichiometry and consumer driven nutrient recycling of Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot 1786) in a Northeastern Coastal Zone Pond.  M.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  66 pages.

FORMER UMASS BOSTON UNDERGRADUATE HONORS AND PROGRAM STUDENTS

Araya, Barbara. 2017.  Evaluation of cranberry farming effects on fish assemblages using compositional and functional parameters.  Honors in Biology.  Biology Department.  University of Massachusetts Boston.

Jeffery, David.  2016.  2016 water quality in Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts and an investigation into the effects of sub-watershed, buffer, reach scale characteristics on water quality. Honors in Environmental Science.  School for the Environment. University of Massachusetts Boston.

Garner, Nate. 2016.  Reach and sub-watershed urbanization proxies represents possible links to ecological degradation in the Mill River. CREST REU Scholar.  School for the Environment. University of Massachusetts Boston.

Garrison, Julian.  2016. Should we give a dam?  Small dams and dam removal have marginal impact on reach-scale water quality variables in the Mill River watershed, Massachusetts. CREST REU Scholar.  School for the Environment. University of Massachusetts Boston.

Bethel, Delilah.  2016.  Examination of macroinvertebrate community changes in response to passive restoration of a cranberry farm in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  CREST REU Scholar.  School for the Environment. University of Massachusetts Boston.

Lander, Damon.  2015.  CREST REU Scholar.  School for the Environment. University of Massachusetts Boston.

Colon, Shaina.  2015.   Physical Habitat and Water Quality Assessment in the Charles River Watershed.  Independent Study.  Biology Department.  University of Massachusetts Boston.

Czapla, Julie.  2015.   Limnological assessments and trophic status of Hardy Pond for water-year 2014-2015.  Biology Honors Thesis.  Biology Department.  University of Massachusetts Boston.  

DeGuzeman, V., S. McCanty, and A.D. Christian.  2014.  The effects of cranberry farm restoration on macroinvertebrate community functional feeding groups in a Northeastern Coastal Zone stream. Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology REU Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  12 pages.

Dimino, Thomas.  2013.  The effects of land use/land cover on aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in the Neponset River watershed.  Biology Honors Thesis.  BS Biology.  University of Massachusetts Boston.15 pages.

Bean, Jesse D.  2013.  An assessment of water quality in tributaries of the Charles River watershed using benthic macroinvertebrate communities.  Independent Study.  Biology Department. University of Massachusetts Boston.  21 pages.

Casey, Evan F. 2013.  Habitat and aquatic macroinvertebrate composition as an indicator of water quality in the Charles River watershed.  Biology Honors Thesis.  Biology Department.  University of Massachusetts Boston.  19 pages.

Jacobs, Sarah.  2013.  Limnological assessments and trophic status of Hardy Pond for water-year 2012-2013.  Independent Study.  Biology Department.  University of Massachusetts Boston.  29 pages. 

Okpodu, Elizabeth.  2013.  Trophic status and limiting nutrient determination of Hardy Pond, Waltham, Massachusetts.  Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology REU Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  13 pages.

Loftus, Kathleen.  2013.  Spatial variability of surficial sediment geochemistry in Boston Harbor: evaluating watershed and coastal influences.  Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology REU Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  22 pages.

Kemp, David.  2013.  Analyzing divergence from river continuum concept expectations in an agriculturally dominated Northeastern Coast Zone stream.  Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology REU Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  20 pages.


Burke, Deirdre. 2013.  The effects of land use on winter microbial communities in the Neponset River Watershed water and sediments.  Biology Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.28 pages

Panzarino, Jessica. 2013.  An investigation of productivity and land use change using sediment cores from Tispaquin Pond, Massachusetts.  Biology Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 41 pages

Cothias, Gregg.  2012.  Changes in Productivity of Étang Saumâtre, Haiti Observed in a Sediment Core: Evidence of Succession and Global Change? Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology REU Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  15 pages.

Nottingham, Ebony. 2012.  The Impact of Low Head Dams on Water Quality Assessed by Habitat and Aquatic Macro-invertebrate Surveys. Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology REU Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  10 pages.

Bonilla, Karolyn. 2012.  Host fish immunological suitability for freshwater mussels in Tispaquin Pond, Massachusetts.  University Honors Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 38 pages

Courtmanche, Amiee.  2012. Stable isotope analysis of Eleven Point River, Arkansas hellbenders, fish, and crayfish: Who is eating who?.  Biology Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 25 pages

Garate, Melanie.  2012. Spatial variation in microbial community functional composition in surface water and sediments in Dorchester Bay of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.  Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 28 pages

Ruan, Allie.  2012.  Bioassessment of the Neponset River watershed using aquatic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality at different land-use sites.  McNair Program.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Canesi, Kelly.  2011.  Aquatic macro-invertebrate composition as indicators of water quality in the Neponset River watershed.  Biology Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  15 pages.

Cross, Denzell 2011.  The effects of active and passive restoration on the physical and chemical habitat and aquatic macrophytes in Northeastern Coastal Zone streams. Coastal Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology REU.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Tsacogianis, Theodore.  2011.  Onogenic, spatial, and temporal variability in freshwater mussel [Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot 1786)] stable isotopes in a Northeastern Coastal Zone pond.  University Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  18 pages.

Garate, Melanie.  2010. The influence of land use on the Neponset River watershed.  Biology REU program. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.

Holzwagner, Erik.  2010.  Population genetic analysis of the freshwater mussel Lampsilis radiata (Gmelin 1791) in a New England Coastal pond. University Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 32 pages

Kocjan, Paulina.  2010.  Population genetic analysis of the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot 1786 ) in a New England Coastal pond. University Honors.  University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 34 pages

Leavens, Moses.  2009.  Physical-chemical analysis of the Neponset River along the river continuum.  Biology REU program. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.

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