Freshwater Ecology Laboratory (FEL)

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Students

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

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

Edgar Franck, 2012 - present,  Environmental Science MS student.  The effects of cranberry bog restoration on the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics in streams.

Laurissa Gulich, 2014-present.  Environmental Science MS student.  The effects of landscape features on the water quality in the Charles River watershed.

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.

Helemary Hotz,2012-present, Environmental Sciences doctoral student: The effects of global change on the limnology and watershed of Etang Saumatre, Haiti.  2012-present, 

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

 

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Araya, Barbara. 2014-present.  Volunteer lab and field technicain

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.  

Greaves, Tresser, 2014-present.  Volunteer lab technician

 

FORMER UMB GRADUATE STUDENTS

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

O'Brion, Kevin.  2012.  Physical and biological assessment of the Eel River Headwaters restoration Site in Plymouth, Massachusetts, MS 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.  MS Biology. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  129 pages.

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

 

FORMER UMB UNDERGRADUATE HONORS AND PROGRAM STUDENTS

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.  B.S. 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, Haϊti 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 immunilogical 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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