Alumni

John Gardner

John Gardner

PhD: Environmental Science. Duke University. 2018
MS: Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science. University of Maryland. 2014
BS/BA: Environmental Science/Geography. University of Missouri. 2010

Hydrology/Ecosystem science/Remote Sensing

Katherine Anarde

Katherine Anarde

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, 2019
B.S., Geology: Geophysics emphasis, Minor in Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011

Coupled human natural systems/Coastal hazards/Nearshore processes/Ecomorphodynamics

Charles “Pete” Peterson

Charles “Pete” Peterson

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbra (1972) M.S. University of California, Santa Barbra (1970) A.B. Princeton University (1968)

Dr. Peterson is an interdisciplinary conservation ecologist with expertise in both the traditional academic realm and in the policy-making world. He’s explored how sustaining and restoring natural habitats of protected shorelines such as coastal marsh and oyster reef. He retired in 2019. Areas of Expertise/Research Interests: *Conservation ecology *Ecosystem services *Ecological Injuries of oil spills Service: *Science advisory panel for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Council *Science Panel for the NC Coastal Resources Commission *Pew Scholars in Marine Conservation *Scientific Review Panel (chair) for Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Research

Michael Itzkin

Michael Itzkin

B.S. Geology, Stony Brook University, 2016
Dr. Laura Moore
Ph.D. student in Dr. Laura Moore’s lab working to understand and model the evolution of barrier islands and dunes over time as sea level rises. I am especially interested in the impacts this evolution will have on humans who live both on the barrier islands and the low-lying coastal regions being protected by them. Coming from a place that is threatened by sea level rise, being able to understand and predict its effects is something that hits close to home. Outside of academics, my interests include playing/watching baseball, making music, cooking, and taking the time to explore new places

Simon Topp

Simon Topp

B.A. Environmental Studies, Bard College, 2010 M.S. Environmental Policy, Bard College 2012 Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current
Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky
I am a doctoral student working with Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky in the Global Hydrology Lab.  My research involves using remote sensing to understands trends in regional lake hydrology with a focus on its relationship to permafrost extent within the arctic. Outside of my academic life, I ride bikes with friends, promote outdoor recreation, try to cook the occasional good meal, and relax with a good book when time allows.

Matthew Kenworthy

Matthew Kenworthy

2019, PhD
Joel Fodrie
Movement ecology and habitat utilization of estuarine fish

Alex Hounshell

Alex Hounshell

2019, PhD
Hans Paerl
Organic Nitrogen cycling in freshwater and estuarine ecosystems
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Carey Lab at Virgina Tech

Rachel Canty

Rachel Canty

2019, MS
Rachel Noble
Coastal microbial ecology