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Courses Taught

  • Applied Ecology (AEC 400) – NC State University (2014-2018)
  • Introduction to Biological Research (AEC 502) – NC State University (2014-2018)
  • Food Web Ecology (AEC 592) – NC State University (2014)
  • Ecology (PCB 3043) – Florida International University (2009-2012)
  • Coastal Marine Conservation (OCB 4070) – Florida International University (2008-2013)
  • Introduction to Marine Biology (OCB 2003) – Florida International University (2007, 2008)
  • Stable Isotopes and Food Webs – (BSC 6926) – Florida International University (2009-2011)
  • Fish Age Estimation (BSC 6926) – Florida International University (2007)
  • Field Course in Restoration (in The Bahamas) (BSC 467/567) – Joint Course between The College of The Bahamas and the University of Alabama (2003-2005)
  • Stable Isotopes and Food Webs – Florida International University (2009-2011)
  • Indeces de Integridad Biótica – M.S. Seminar  at Universidad Experimental de Los Llanos, Venezuela. Seminar taught in Spanish. (2004)
  • Ideas Nuevas de Ecología – M.S. Seminar at Universidad Experimental de Los Llanos, Venezuela. Seminar taught in Spanish. (2003)
  • Current Philosophical Issues in Science (WFSC 681) – Texas A&M University (2002)


Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

    • Andrew Maurer
      Andy is a Ph.D. student studying sea turtle ecology through North Carolina State University.
    • Ryann Rossi, Ph.D.
      Ryann is currently a post-doc at LUMCON working on both salt marsh and mangrove projects.
    • Enie Hensel, Ph.D.
      Enie is the Shark4Kids North Carolina Ambassador.
    • Alex Bogdanoff, Ph.D.
      Alex is employed with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
    • Jacob Allgeier, Postdoctoral Researcher
      Jake is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan.
    • Carmen Montaña, Postdoctoral Researcher
      Carmen is an Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin University.
    • Sean Giery, Ph.D.
      Sean is an Eberly Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State University.
    • Stephanie Archer, Ph.D.
      Stephanie is and Assistant Professor at LUMCON.
    • Elizabeth Stoner, Ph.D.
      Betsy is currently a lecturer at Bentley University.
    • Zachary Jud, Ph.D.
      Education Director at the Florida Oceanographic Society.
    • Lauren Yeager, Ph.D.
      Lauren in an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
    • Caroline Hammerschlag-Peyer, Ph.D.
      Caroline is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Miami.
    • Márcio S. Araújo, Postdoctoral Researcher
      Marcio is a faculty member at Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Brazil.
    • Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, M.S.
      Vanessa is a Ph.D. student studying Cellular Seafood Agriculture at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.