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Researchers

PI: Eugenia Naro-Maciel, PhD


Fall 2015-Summer 2016


PhD Student

Seth Wollney, Ecology of freshwater pond communities along an urbanization mosaic in NYC, with a focus on turtles.


Master’s Students

Jennifer Servis, Genetic approaches for biodiversity assessment of the Central Pacific

Irena Werner, Classical and Next-generation approaches to monitoring oyster restoration in the Bronx River, NYC


Undergraduates:

Peter Cruciata, Morphological analysis of pond invertebrates along an urbanization mosaic

Mimi Nie, Freshwater environmental DNA analysis along an urbanization mosaic

Joshua Seidman, Assessing urban salt marsh restoration using Environmental DNA

Sean Thatcher, Bioinformatic analysis of urban oyster reef restoration

Tina Tran, DNA barcoding Staten Island Ponds


High School students, Urban barcoding of NYC freshwater communities



Fall 2014-Summer 2015


PhD Student

    Seth Wollney, Ecology of freshwater pond communities along an urbanization mosaic in NYC, with a focus on turtles.


Master’s Students

    Sari Katzen, Green turtle foraging grounds of the southwestern Atlantic: a focus on mtDNA and dispersal modelling

    Jennifer Servis, Genetic approaches for biodiversity assessment of the Central Pacific

    Ella Viola, Painted turtle phylogeography

      

Undergraduates:

    Rossana Cruciata, Green turtle conservation genetics

    Jenna Pantophlet, Painted turtle microsatellite analysis

    Robert Pashayan, Aquatic community ecology along a NYC urbanization mosaic

   

CUNY Service Corps Volunteers: Tania Castillo and Lisa Li 

   

High School students, Urban barcoding of NYC freshwater communities

    James Borovilas, Akash



Fall 2013-Summer 2014


PhD Student: Seth Wollney, Ecology and Evolution of Freshkills Park turtle communities


Master’s Students:

    Ella Viola, Mitochondrial genetics of painted turtles, with a focus on the Freshkills reclaimed landfill

    Sari Katzen, Green turtle foraging grounds of the southwestern Atlantic: a focus on mtDNA and dispersal modelling

  

Undergraduates:

    Rabbia Ali, Mitochondrial genetics of painted turtles

    Vincent deSouza, Mitochondrial genetics of painted turtles

    Juan Sebastian Mafla, Snapping turtle mitochondrial genetics

    Edita O’Brien, Educational materials concerning the Freshkills former landfill

    Jenna Pantophlet, Painted turtle microsatellite analysis

    Robert Pashayan, Turtles of the Freshkills Park reclaimed ecosystem: community ecology

    Danielle Rilli, Health analysis of turtles of the Freshkills Park Reclaimed Ecosystem

   

Staten Island Technical High School students, Urban barcoding of freshwater communities

    James Borovilas, Sarah Stalerman


Volunteers: Eric Yee, Kimberly Muller


Fall 2012-Summer 2013


Post-Doctoral fellow: Dr. Anelise Torres Hahn, Marine Turtle Comparative Phylogeography


Master’s Students:

    Meriem Hadjahmed, Urban barcoding of marine  invertebrates

    Seth Wollney, Ecology and Evolution of painted turtles at the Freshkills former landfill

    Ella Viola, Urban barcoding of freshwater communities


Undergraduates:

    Yarlene Hernandez, Marine turtle conservation genetics

    Matias Larrosa, Marine turtle conservation genetics

    Juan Sebastian Mafla, Marine turtle conservation genetics

    Jenna Pantophlet, Urban barcoding of freshwater communities

    Robert Pashayan, Turtles of the Freshkills Park reclaimed ecosystem

    Danielle Rilli, Health analysis of turtles of the Freshkills Park Reclaimed Ecosystem

    Jarred Sutton - Turtles of the Freshkills Park Reclaimed Ecosystem: GIS Applications


Staten Island Technical High School students, Urban barcoding of freshwater communities

    Kevin Lin, Heidi Loscar, Sarah Stalerman, Akash Vaidya


Volunteers: Alyssa Birch, Kathy Eser, Daniel Ivona, Zachary Johnson, Matthew Lanier, Chris Manisalco, Nora Moskowitz, Robert Pashayan, Vahid Sula, Jaclyn Vendittelli


Spring 2011-Summer 2012: John Acca, Deanna Frascona, Meriem Hadjahmed, Stephanie Jones, Vladimir Shikhman, Seth Wollney, and Hafida Zitouni.