Grad Students

Graduate students based at the DMC are enrolled in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences Graduate Program and are pursing a M.S. or Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Oceanography or Marine Policy.


Cheyenne AdamsCheyenne Adams
Ph.D. candidate, Marine Biology
Larry Mayer and Paul Rawson

cheyenne.adams@maine.edu

Research Interests: The role of detritus in the nutritional ecology of bivalves, biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in coastal systems, and restoration ecology.


Picture of Skylar BayerSkylar Bayer
Ph.D. candidate, Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Rick Wahle

skylar.bayer@maine.edu
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Research interests: the biology, reproduction, and ecology of the sea scallop, Placopectin magellanicus, and the effects of population density on scallop fertilization success.


Katie CouplandKatie Coupland
Ph.D. candidate, Oceanography
Advisor: Damian Brady

catherine.coupland@maine.edu

Research interests: Biogeochemistry, estuarine modeling, coastal acidification, nutrient cycling, primary productivity


Picture of Kevin DuClosKevin Du Clos
Ph.D. candidate, Oceanography
Advisor: Dr. Pete Jumars

kevin.duclos@umit.maine.edu

Research interests: the interaction of marine organisms with their immediate physical environments, the fluid dynamics of suspension feeding.


Tyler Fountain
M.S. candidate,  Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Rhian Waller


picture of WhitelyWhitley Gilbert
M.S. Candidate, School of Earth and Climate Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Sean Smith

whitley.gilbert@maine.edu

Research Interests: how pollution and nutrient loading at the fall line — where fresh water meets salt water — is affected by rainfall, drought and storms.


picture of CarlCarl Huntsberger
M.S. Candidate, Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Rick Wahle

carlton.huntsberger@maine.edu
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Research interests: to find an accurate way to determine a lobster’s age


Julia Johnstone
Ph.D. candidate, Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Rhian Waller


Kara Pellowe
Ph.D. candidate, Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Heather Leslie


Ashley Rossin
M.S. candidate,  Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Rhian Waller


JesJesica Waller
M.S. candidate,  Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Rick Wahle

jesica.waller@maine.edu
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Research Interests: The impacts of a shifting Gulf of Maine climate (increasing temperature, decreasing pH) on the physiology and development of commercially important larval invertebrates.