Dr. T. eRIN COX
Erin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNO. She received her Masters from California State University, Fullerton and a PhD from the Department of Botany and Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program at the University of Hawaii. Erin did her post-doctoral study at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, France where she was an integral part of an international project called eFOCE: European Free Ocean Carbon Dioxide Enrichment. She also did a post-doctoral study at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Alabama). Her past studies and interests are varied and include examinations of kelp forest herbivory, ecology on rocky shores, production on artificial reefs, and ocean acidification on seagrass beds in Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Anastasia is Ph.D. student in the Integrative Biology Program at the University of New Orleans. She received at B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Biology in 2017 from Smith College in Massachusetts. Since graduating Anastasia has worked in environmental education and as an Aquatic Ecology Intern for the Cape Cod National Seashore where she ran the Kettle Ponds Water Quality Monitoring Project. Her research interests include the resiliency of seagrasses and how they will be impacted by climate change.
Amanda is currently a Ph.D. student in the Integrative Biology Program at UNO. She received a B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in conservation biology as well as a minor in environmental studies in spring of 2016. Since graduating, she has mainly been studying the effects of ocean acidification on coral persistence. She is pursuing research on artificial reefs off the coast of Alabama.
Katie is a Masters student in the biology department. She received a B.A. in Animal Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2016. Since graduating, she has worked in marine and terrestrial ecology and environmental education on the East and West coasts. Her research interests include ecosystem interactions and biodiversity in marine ecosystems, specifically Northern Gulf of Mexico Seagrass-epiphyte interactions.
Dr. ESRA ozturk-YIGIT
Dr. Esra Ozturk Yigit was a visiting researcher from Ege University (Turkey) in the Coastal Benthic Ecology Lab for one year in 2020 where she studied gene and protein expression in seagrasses.