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Coastal Studies Center

Summer 2011

Eighteen Bowdoin students were awarded fellowships for coastal or marine faculty mentored summer research this summer. Four Bowdoin students received summer fellowships to join a multi-year research collaborative with scientists and economists from Bowdoin, Bates and the University of Southern Maine who are studying past and present alewife populations in the Kennebec and Androscoggin watersheds.

Summer 2011 Fellows

Jonathan Allen, Professor of Biology at William & Mary College returned for another summer of research at the Coastal Studies marine lab, bringing four research fellows from William & Mary College with him.

All the students gave Pecha Kucha presentations (20 slides/ 20 seconds per slide) on their research, or art projects over two days in late July.

Projects

Amy Anderson, '12
Advisor: Collin Roesler, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: Modeling nutrient dynamics at the Harpswell Sound Buoy: Nitrate and nitrate and how they relate to Alexandrium fundense
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Holly Blackburn, College of William and Mary
Advisor: Jonathan Allen
Project: Tricking the embryo: Blastomere separations in deuterostomes
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]
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Bess Carter, '13
Advisor: Anne Hayden and Dewitt John, Award: Rusack Fellowship
Project: Analyzing the role of NGOs in creating fisheries policies that proect the socio-economic interests of coastal communities while stabilizing fish populations
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Anna Chase, ‘13
Advisor: Amy Johnson, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: Effects of Temperature on Growth Rate of the Green Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Emma Cutler, '13
Advisor: Mary Lou Zeeman, Award: Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship
Project: Climate Modeling: Interactions Between Volcanism, Weathering, Ice Albedo, Energy Balance, and Temperature
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

La'Shaye Ervin, '12 and Colin Oglive, '12
Advisor: Barry Logan, Award: Rusack Fellowship
Project: Proliferation of Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium pusillum) Infection in Red Spruce (Picea rubens) and White Spruce (Picea glauca)
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Katherine Guttenplan, '12
Advisor: Amy Johnson, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: The Effects of Climate Change on the Growth of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus Droebachiensis
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Keith Heyde , '11
Advisor: Mary Lou Zeeman, Award: Hughes Family Summer Research Grant
Project: Modeling population dynamics in linked carbon sequestration and hydrogen production systems
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Kelly Hoolihan, College of William and Mary
Advisor:  Jonathan Allen
Project: Developmental plasticity and invasive species
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Catherine Johnston  '12 ,  Riker Wikoff   '12,  Michelle Kaufman  '11,  Daniel Lowinger  '11
Advisors: Phil Camill, John Lichter, and Guillermo Herrera,  Award: Sustainability Solutions Partners
Project: Ecological and Economic Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, estuary, and nearshore marine environment
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video 1 ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video 2 ]

Gina Lonati '12
Advisor: Amy Johnson, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: Using the green sea urchin, Stronglyocentrotus, as an environemntal indicator on its response to global climate change
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Rachel McDonald    '12
Advisor: Meggan Gould, Award: Rusack Fellowship
Project: Light and Water as Both Subject and Medium in Portraying Maine’s Coast
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Tamara Perreault '12
Advisor: Trevor Rivers, Awar d: Doherty Fellowship
Project: Luminescence as a response to predators in the scale worm Harmothoe imbricate  
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Matthew Ramos, '12
Advisor: Phil Camill, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: Dynamics of carbon export from Maine watersheds to the Gulf of Maine
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Jacob Shorty, '12
Advisor: Damon Gannon, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: Microhabitat selection and intertidal range of the rock gunnel
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Jordan Salyers, College of William and Mary
Advisor: Jonathan Allen
Project: Estimating Predation Rates in Juvenile Sea Urchin
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Daniel Schwab '12, College of William and Mary
Advisor: Jonathan Allen
Project: The effect of maternal size on reproduction and larval development in the mud snail Ilyanassa obsolete  
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]

Anirudh Sreekrishnan '12
Advisor: Patsy Dickinson Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: The effects of molt hormone (20-Hydroxyecdysone) on the modulation by histamine in the cardiac ganlion of the Homarus americanus
[ Abstract ]   [ Pecha Kucha presentation video ]