Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Independent Projects


Clayton Starr
The rise of a Super Snail: The effects of temperature and acidity on Nucella lapillus feeding rates

David Anderson
A battle of the wits: comparing the learning ability of the invasive crab Carcinus maenas to the native crab Cancer inornatus in the Gulf of Maine

Hugh Cipparone 
Wild Crabs of the North: Optimal prey selection and distinct populations of the European Green Crab

Charlotte Nash
Phragmites australis Invasion Impacts on Zonation and Carbon Sequestration of a Restored Brackish Tidal Marsh

Patrick Warner
Getting Fishy: Fish Populations in Harpswell Sound

Zakir Bulmer
Stressed-out Lobsters: Thermal Stress, Microbes, and the American Lobster, Homarus americanus

Jesse Dunn
Living with this mess: symbiosis in aquaculture to cope with ocean acidification

Claire Goffinet
Plastic accumulation within stomach content of Fundulus heteroclitus in Maine coastal waters

Caroline Godfrey
Munching on Microplastics: Consumption Rate of Polystyrene Microplastics in the Intertidal Copepod Tigriopus californicus


Sam Walkes
Testing desiccation stresses and visual predation as mechanisms for maintaining a potential color polymorphism cline 

Meret Beutler
Saving the snails: how feeding preferences of Carcinus maenas on Littorina littorea may determine the survival of Ilyanassa obsoleta

Caroline Carter
Is the European Periwinkle invasion really from Europe?

Anna Blaustein
Does Mytilus edulis ingest and process the microplastics in Harpswell Sound?

Maya Morduch-Toubman
Finding an Easy and Efficient Method of Growing Microalgage for Biofuel: The Effect of Difference in Light and Nitrogen on Phaeodactylum tricornutum Lipid Production 

Isaac Schuchat
Multiple Species Interactions in Harpswell Sound Lobster Traps

Jonathan Harrison
Fundulus heteroclitus lateralization efficacy in response to rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification 

Amber Rock
The Effects of Climate Change Stressors on the Sea Star, Asterias forbesi, Regeneration

Jackie Ricca
The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Shell Resource and Assessment Behavior of Hermit Crab Pagarus longicarpus

Ripley Mayfield
The Effects of Eutrophication and Oxygen Depletion on Bioluminescence in the Tropical Dinoflagellate Pyrocystis lunula

Elizabeth Givens
Predation of the softshell clam Mya arenaria by the nemertean worm 

Hanna Miller
Mya arenaria and the impact of sediment pore water


Madeline Schuldt
Disease on the Half Shell: Prevalence of the protistan pathogen MSX in oysters throughout coastal Maine

Andrew R. Villeneuve
D. vexillum genetic diversity in GOM It’s snot funny: Genetic diversity and invasion scenarios of Didemnum vexillum in the Gulf of Maine

Emily Bodell
The Effects of Nutrient Addition and Phytoplankton interactions on Ascophyllum nodosum from the Gulf of Maine

Alana Luzzio
Examining the Relationship Between Environmental Parameters and Bivalve Abundance in the Gulf of Maine

Aidan Coyle
Osmolyte Transport in Phytoplankton: Response to Salinity Shifts

Samantha Garvey 
Is it getting hot in here? The effects of shell shape and color to rocky intertidal temperature adaptation in Nucella lapillus