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Atmospheric Sciences

  • Arcodia, Marybeth

    Marybeth Arcodia

    Name: Marybeth Arcodia

    Program/Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  marcodia@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Ben Kirtman

    Research Topic:
    Climate Variability and Predictability

    Research Keywords:
    Intraseasonal, tropical, variability, teleconnections, tropical-extratropical interactions

  • Barkley, Anne

    Anne Barkley

    Name: Anne Barkley

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  abarkley@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Cassandra Gaston

    Research Topic:
    My work focuses on analyzing aerosols collected in Cayenne, French Guiana.

    Research Keywords:
    physiochemical properties of aerosols, nutrient deposition, dust, biomass
    burning, aerosol-cloud interactions, mass spectrometry, climate

  • Besong, Kayla

    Kayla Besong

    Name: Kayla Besong

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  kab226@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Ben Kirtman

    Research Topic: Atmospheric Blocking

    Research Keywords: Blocking, variability, teleconnections, predictability, subseasonal

  • Dobracki, Amie

    amie dobracki

    Name: Amie Dobracki

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  aad59@miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Paquita Zuidema

    Research Topic: 
    Chemical, Physical, and Optical Properties of Aged African Biomass Burning

    Research Keywords: 
    Biomass burning, Aerosols, Organic Aerosol, Smoke, Aerosol Mass Spectrometer

  • Fenske, Tyler

    Tyler Fenske

    Name: Tyler Fenske

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Website:  tfenske.weebly.com (currently a work-in-progress)

    Email:  tyler.fenske@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Amy Clement

    Research Topic:
    Climate Variability in the North Pacific

    Research Keywords:
    Climate, Climate Change, Internal Climate Variability, North Pacific

  • Hansen, Kurt

    kurt hansen

    Name: Kurt Hansen

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  kah52@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Sharan Majumdar

    Research Topic:
    Sub-seasonal Tropical Cyclone

    Research Keywords:
    Hurricane, Tropical Cyclone, Sub-seasonal, Interseasonal, SUBX, Prediction

  • He, Haozhe

    Name: Haozhe He

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  haozhe.he@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Brian Soden

    Research Topic:
    To explore the large-scale dynamical responses of clouds to different radiative forcing agents.

    Research Keywords:
    Climate sensitivity, cloud feedback

  • Malloy, Kelsey

    Kelsey Malloy

    Name: Kelsey Malloy

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  kelsey.malloy@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Ben Kirtman

    Research Topic:
    Predictability of warm-season extreme precipitation from southerly low-level jets

    Research Keywords:
    climate variability, extreme weather, precipitation, subseasonal prediction, seasonal prediction

  • Purdue, Sara

    sara purdue

    Name: Sara Purdue

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  s.purdue@umiami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Paquita Zuidema

    Research Topic: Cloud-Aerosol Interactions

    Research Keywords: Semi-Direct Effect, Aerosols, Clouds

  • Royer, Haley

    Haley Royer

    Name: Haley Royer

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  hmr76@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Cassandra Gaston

    Research Topic:
    Atmospheric aerosols and their affects on ecosystems, human health & atmospheric chemical reactions

    Research Keywords:
    atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, dust, algal blooms, algal toxins, playa dust, heterogeneous chemistry

  • Sarkar, Mampi

    Mampi Sarkar

    Name: Mampi Sarkar

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  mampi.sarkar@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Paquita Zuidema

    Research Topic:
    Stratocumulus to cumulus transition in the North Pacific Ocean

    Research Keywords:
    Stratocumulus, cumulus, clouds, boundary layer, precipitation, radar, satellite, CSET, remote sensing

  • Tsai, Wei-Ming

    tsai

    Name:  Wei-Ming Tsai

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Website:  https://sites.google.com/view/muse-of-clouds/home

    Email:  wxt108@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Brian Mapes

    Research Topic:
    tropical convective organization and its responses to moisture variability

    Research Keywords:
    Organized convection, Water vapor, cloud-environment interactions, tropical meteorology,
    cumulus parameterization

  • Zhang, Bosong

    bosong zhang

    Name:  Bosong Zhang

    Program / Degree:  Atmospheric Sciences / PhD

    Email:  bxz125@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Brian Soden

    Research Topic:
    How Radiative Feedbacks Affect Convective Aggregation

    Research Keywords:
    Radiative feedbacks, convective aggregation, climate projections

Marine Biology and Ecology

  • Buzzoni, Daisy

    Daisy Buzzoni

    Name:  Daisy Buzzoni

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Email:  daisy.buzzoni@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Andrew Baker

    Research Topic:
    Transplanting stress-hardened tissue onto wild massive coral colonies & assessing symbiont spread

    Research Keywords:
    reef resilience, coral bleaching, stress-hardening, re-skinning, symbiont shuffling

  • Connelly, Michael T.

    Mike t Connelly

    Name:  Michael T. Connelly

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  mconnelly@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles

    Research Topic:
    Coral immunology, host-microbe interactions and diseases

    Research Keywords:
    Coral reefs, genomics, innate immunity, symbioses, conservation

  • DeLiberto, Amanda

    Name:  Amanda DeLiberto

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  amanda.deliberto@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Douglas Crawford

    Research Topic:
    Evolutionary patterns of Northern Fundulus heteroclitus populations

    Research Keywords:
    Fundulus heteroclitus, genomics, rapid evolution, population genetics, physiology

  • Denson, LaTreese

    Latrese Denson

    Name: LaTreese Denson

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Website:  latreesedenson.com/

    Email:  ldenson@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Elizabeth Babcock

    Research Topic:
    Environmental effects on population dynamics, spatially and temporally,
    and fisheries management

    Research Keywords:
    Stock assessment, population dynamics, recruitment, spatial structure,
    fisheries management, Stock Synthesis

  • Drown, Melissa

    Melissa Drown

    Name:  Melissa Drown

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  melissa.drown@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Douglas Crawford

    Research Topic:
    Adaptation and acclimation to thermal stress in marine teleost fish.

    Research Keywords:
    genomics, genetics, evolution, adaptation

  • Ehrlich, Moritz

    Mortiz Enrlich

    Name:  Moritz Ehrlich

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  moritz.ehrlich@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Marjorie Oleksiak

    Research Topic:
    Polygenic adaptation to microhabitats in Fundulus heteroclitus

    Research Keywords:
    Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Population Genetics, Physiology

  • Frank, LeeAnn

    LeeAnn Frank

    Name:  LeeAnn Frank

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  leeann.frank@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Martin Grosell

    Research Topic:
    Metabolic cost of osmoregulation in teleost fish<

    Research Keywords:
    Osmoregulation, metabolism, teleost, fish physiology, toadfish, environmental physiology

  • Haider, Khadija

    Khadija Haider

    Name:  Khadija Haider

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  khadija.haider@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Chris Langdon

    Research Topic:
    Identification of resistant corals and resistant genes to cope with the ocean acidification

    Research Keywords:
    Coral Reefs, Climate Change, Ocean Acidification

  • Harris, Casey

    Casey Harris

    Name:  Casey Harris

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Email:  cih18@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Andrew Baker

    Research Topic:
    Investigating the capacity for thermal acclimatization across generations of Montipora capitata

    Research Keywords:
    Larvae, phenotype, Montipora capitata, algal symbionts, survivorship, settlement, acclimatization,
    Symbiodiniaceae

  • Johnson-Sapp, Kelsey

    Kelsey Johson-Sapp

    Name:  Kelsey Johnson-Sapp

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Website:  linkedin.com/in/kelsey-johnson-sapp-960b5a75/

    Email:  kej31@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Andrew Baker

    Research Topic:
    Leveraging natural genetic dynamics to enhance coral restoration strategies

    Research Keywords:
    Coral, Coral Reef, Coral Restoration, Coral Ecology, Coral Genetics

  • Kaufman, Madeline

    Madeline Kaufman

    Name:  Madeline Kaufman

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Website:  maddiekaufman.com

    Email:  madeline.kaufman@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Diego Lirman

    Research Topic:  Coral restoration genetics

    Research Keywords: coral, restoration, genetics, genomics

  • Kron, Nicholas

    Nicholas Kron

    Name:  Nicholas Kron

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  nkron@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Lynne Fieber

    Research Topic:   Aging in Aplysia californica Sensory Neurons

    Research Keywords:  Aging, RNAseq, neuroscience, transcriptomics, RNAi

  • Piscetta, Madeline

    Madeline Piscetta

    Name:  Madeline Piscetta

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Website:  www.linkedin.com/in/madelinepiscetta/

    Email:  madeline.piscetta@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Andrew Baker

    Research Topic:
    Examining the Effects of Elevated Temperatures and Nutrient Loading on Pocillopora acuta Larvae

    Research Keywords:
    Coral, larvae, eutrophication, climate change, recruitment, reproduction

  • Randolph, Eric

    Eric Randolph

    Name:  Eric Randolph

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  eric.randolph@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Lynne Fieber

    Research Keywords:  Aplysia, learning, teneurin

  • Rusnak, Elana

    Elana Rusnak

    Name:  Elana Rusnak

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Website:  sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu

    Email:  elana.rusnak@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Liza Merly, and Dr. Neil Hammerschlag

    Research Topic:
    Isolation and characterization of acute phase reactants in the nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum

    Research Keywords:
    shark immunology, acute phase proteins, wild shark health

  • Rykowski, Marissa

    Name:   Marissa Rykowski

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  m.rykowski@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Beth Babcock

    Research Topic: My project focuses on population dynamics and sea turtle ecology.

    Research Keywords:  Population dynamics, sea turtles, ecology

  • Schlenker, Lela

    Lela Schlenker

    Name: Lela Schlenker

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  lschlenker@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Martin Grosell

    Research Topic:
    Olfaction and behavior of marine fishes exposed to crude oil

    Research Keywords:
    Fish physiology, olfaction, behavior, pelagic fish

  • Sebastiani, John

    John Sebastiani

    Name:  John Sebastiani

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  jts199@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Danielle McDonald

    Research Topic:
    Serotonin clearance and uptake mechanisms in vertebrates, serotonin as a hormone, hypoxia response

    Research Keywords:
    serotonin, 5-HT, toadfish, vertebrate physiology, pharmacology, hypoxia response

  • Sirota, Ryan

    Ryan Sirota

    Name:  Ryan Sirota

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / MS

    Website:  website link

    Email:  rsirota@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Diego Lirman

    Research Topic:
    Evaluating the influence of seagrass structure and salinity on epifauna recruitment

    Research Keywords:
    seagrass, epifauna, biscayne bay, salinity, Thalassia testudinum, Halodule wrightii

  • Wang, Yadong

    Name:  Yadong Wang

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Fisheries / PhD

    Email:  yadong.wang@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Martin Grosell

    Research Topic:  Ammonia and urea handling in developing fish

    Research Keywords: Crude oil, fish physiology, molecular biology, Mahi-mahi, zebrafish

  • Williamson, Olivia (Liv)

    Olivia Willliamson

    Name:  Olivia (Liv) Williamson

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Website:  livwilliamson.com/

    Email:  omw10@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Andrew Baker

    Research Topic:
    Enhancing resilience of Caribbean coral juveniles through manipulation of early symbiont communities

    Research Keywords:
    coral reef, symbiosis, coral restoration, assisted evolution, resilience, climate change,
    coral bleaching, coral recruitment

  • Wilson, Adrianne

    Adrianne Wilson

    Name:   Adrianne Wilson

    Program / Degree:  Marine Biology and Ecology / PhD

    Email:  adrianne.wilson@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Elizabeth Babcock

    Research Topic:
    Age and Growth of Lane Snapper

    Research Keywords:
    Fish Population Structure, Quantitative Fisheries Ecology, Age and Growth, Stock Assessment,
    Ecosystem Based Management

Marine Ecosystems and Society

  • Albano, Patricia

    Patricia Albano

    Name:  Patricia Albano

    Program / Degree:  Marine Ecosystems and Society / MS

    Email:  p.albano@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Neil Hammerschlag

    Research Topic:
    Evaluating the efficacy of a marine reserve for threatened sharks off South Africa

    Research Keywords:
    sharks, marine reserve, threatened, MPA, elasmobranchs, South Africa

  • Geng, Jia

    Name:   Jia Geng

    Program / Degree:  Marine Ecosystems and Society / PhD

    Website:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jia-geng

    Email:  jxg570@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Daniel Benetti

    Research Topic:  Machine Learning for Aquaculture

    Research Keywords:  Aquaculture, Machine Learning

  • Norelli, Alexandra

    Alexandra Norelli

    Name:  Alexandra Norelli

    Program / Degree:  Marine Ecosystems and Society / PhD

    Website:  apnorelli.com/

    Email:  alexandra.norelli@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. David Die

    Research Topic:
    Tropical Tuna Growth, Abundance, and Migrations

    Research Keywords:
    Fisheries, Management, Stock Assessment, Growth, Abundance, Migration, Tropical Tuna, Modeling,
    Statistics, Fish

  • Rider, Mitchell

    mitchell rider

    Name: Mitchell Rider

    Program / Degree:  Marine Ecosystems and Society / MS

    Email:  mitchell.rider@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Neil Hammerschlag

    Research Topic:
    Association between boat activity and shark habitat use

    Research Keywords:
    Coastal Sharks, Boat Activity, Habitat Use, Acoustic Telemetry

  • Varkony, Matthew

    Matthew Varkony

    Name:  Matthew Varkony

    Program / Degree:  Marine Ecosystems and Society / PhD

    Email:  mvarkony@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Renato Molina

    Research Topic:
    Intersection between society and climate change. Specifically distributional impacts of disasters

    Research Keywords:
    Income Inequality, Extreme Events, Disasters, Economics, Poverty, Development

  • Wright, Jennifer

    Jennifer Wright

    Name:  Jennifer Wright

    Program / Degree:  Marine Ecosystems and Society / MS

    Website:  www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-wright-4a1a34126

    Email:  jlw195@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Maria Estevanez

    Research Topic:
    Assessing the effect of coral presence among mangrove prop roots on mangrove fish communities

    Research Keywords:
    mangrove prop roots, reef fish, mangroves as fish habitat, artificial reefs, corals,
    mangroves, fish communities

Marine Geosciences

  • Agobian, Jorge

    Jorge Agobian

    Name:  Jorge Agobian

    Program / Degree:   Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Website:  https://jnagobian.wixsite.com/rsmas

    Email:  jagobian@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Keir Becker

    Research Topic:
    Hydrothermal circulation in spreading centers: fluid recharge vs. discharge
    @ edges of abyssal hills

    Research Keywords:
    hydrothermal circulation, fluid discharge, fluid recharge, abyssal hills, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Pond

  • Ling, Anna

    anna ling

    Name: Anna Ling

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Website:  alingrsmas.wordpress.com

    Email:  a.ling@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Gregor Eberli

    Research Topic:
    Influence of Ocean Currents on Carbonate Platform Drowning

    Research Keywords:
    Ocean Currents, Nutrients, Carbonate, Platform Drowning, Phosphorus,
    Nitrogen, Microfacies

  • Aziz Zanjani, Farzaneh

    farzaneh

    Name: Farzaneh Aziz Zanjani

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Website:  farzanehzanjani.weebly.com

    Email:  fzanjani@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Guoqing Lin

    Research Topic:
    Global assessment of Double Seismic Zones

    Research Keywords:
    Earthquake relocation, tomography, Moment tensor inversion,
    Double Seismic Zones, Subduction zone

  • Bakker, Anna

    Anna Bakker

    Name: Anna Bakker

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Email:  annabakker@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Sam Purkis

    Research Topic:
    Remote sensing of coral reefs

    Research Keywords:
    remote sensing; coral reefs; spatial maps; resilience index

  • Bashah, Sara

    sara bashah

    Name: Sara Bashah

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Website:  https://sarabashah87.wixsite.com/carbonate

    Email:  nbashah@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Gregor Eberli

    Research Topic:
    THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OCEAN CURRENTS IN CARBONATE DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS

    Research Keywords:
    Seismic Stratigraphy, Ocean Currents, Carbonate Drifts, Florida Current, Marion Plateau, Maldives

  • Galvez, Kimberly C.

    Kimberly Galvez

    Name:  Kimberly C. Galvez

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geology and Geophysics / PhD

    Website:  https://kimberlygalvez.weebly.com

    Email:  kgalvez@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Gregor Eberli

    Research Topic:
    Distribution and Growth Patterns of Cold-water Corals in the Straits of Florida

    Research Keywords:
    Cold-water corals, Straits of Florida, sediment, corals, benthic, Pleistocene, Holocene, deep-sea corals

  • Ge, Shuangyu

    Name:  Shuangyu Ge

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geology and Geophysics / PhD

    Email:  sge@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Guoqing Lin

    Research Topic:
    Seismic investigation in volcanic and geothermal area

    Research Keywords:
    seismic relocation, InSAR, Coulomb stress, Shear wave splitting

  • Kong, Tianshu

    Tianshu Kong

    Name:  Tianshu Kong

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / MS

    Email:  tianshu.kong@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Amanda Oehlert

    Research Topic:
    Evaluating spatial heterogeneity and vertical stratification of hypersaline brine pools in Chile

    Research Keywords:
    Geochemistry, Geobiology, Paleoclimate, Microbial ecology, Mars-analogue system

  • Moore, Evan

    Evan Moore

    Name:  Evan Moore

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Email:  evan.moore@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Peter Swart

    Research Topic:
    Unconventional stable isotopes on carbonate sediment deposits, sulfate reduction, paleotemperatures

    Research Keywords:
    Isotopes, sulfur, boron, paleotemperatures, CO2, limestone, pore water

  • Mirzaee, Sara

    Sara Mirzee

    Name:  Sara Mirzaee

    Program / Degree:   Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Website:  https://saramirzaee.weebly.com

    Email:  sara.mirzaee@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Falk Amelung

    Research Topic:
    Interferometric SAR Techniques and Applications

    Research Keywords:
    Geodesy, InSAR, Volcano, Modelling, Data Mining

  • Smith, Megan

    megan smith

    Name:  Megan Smith

    Program / Degree:  Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Email:  megan.smith@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Peter Swart

    Research Topic:
    Using clumped & stable isotopes of carbonates to determine diagenesis & paleoenvironment conditions

    Research Keywords:
    Clumped Isotopes, Stable Isotopes, Carbonates, Diagenesis, Concretions, Modern Sediments, Sediment Cores

  • Varugu, Bhuvan

    Bhuvan Varugu

    Name:  Bhuvan Varugu

    Program / Degree:   Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Website:  bhuvankumaru.wordpress.com/

    Email:  bvarugu@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Falk Amelung

    Research Topic:
    Application of Space Geodesy for Volcanoes and Earthquakes

    Research Keywords:
    InSAR, Hawaiian Volcanoes, Geophysical modelling

  • Wu, Mingyue

    Bhuvan Varugu

    Name:  Mingyue Wu

    Program / Degree:   Marine Geosciences / PhD

    Email:  mxw752@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Sam Purkis

    Research Topic:
    Compare and contrast the coastline dynamics of natrual atoll islands

    Research Keywords:
    Atoll island, Peros Banhos, Indian Ocean

  • Zhang, Yunjun

    Yunjun Zhang

    Name:  Yunjun Zhang

    Program / Degree:   Marine Geology and Geophysics / PhD

    Website:  https://yunjunzhang.wordpress.com/

    Email:  yzhang@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Falk Amelung

    Research Topic:
    InSAR time-series technique and its application to volcanoes in Ecuador and Japan

    Research Keywords:
    InSAR, Time-series, Geodesy, Volcano, Geophysics

Meteorology and Physical Oceanography

  • Bilgen, Simge

    Simge Bilgen

    Name:  Simge Bilgen

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  sbilgen@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Benjamin Kirtman

    Research Topic:
    The Role of Ocean Eddies in the Southern Ocean Response to Greenhouse Gas Forcing

    Research Keywords:
    Coupled Modeling, Air-Sea Interaction, Southern Ocean

  • Carrilho Bilo, Tiago

    Tiago Carrilho Bilo

    Name:  Tiago Carrilho Bilo

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  http://tiagobilo.github.io/

    Email:  tcb46@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. William Johns

    Research Topic:
    Large Scale ocean circulation and dynamics

    Research Keywords:
    Boundary Currents, Deep Ocean Circulation, Deep recirculation, Meridional Overturning circulation

  • Evans, Rebecca

    Rebecca Evans

    Name:  Rebecca Evans

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  rebeccacevans.com

    Email:  rebecca.evans@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. David Nolan

    Research Topic:
    Internal Inertia-Gravity Waves in Tropical Cyclones

    Research Keywords:
    Hurricanes, tropical cyclones, gravity waves, dynamics, convection

  • Gao, Yu

    yu gao

    Name:  Yu Gao

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  ygao@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Igor Kamenkovich

    Research Topic:
    Mesoscale air-sea interactions, using both regional and global high-resolution numerical models.

    Research Keywords:
    air-sea interaction, mesoscale circulation, numerical models, climate change

  • Grossi, Matthew

    Matthew Grossi

    Name:  Matthew Grossi

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  matthew.grossi@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen

    Research Topic:
    Applying machine learning techniques to observational ocean data

    Research Keywords:
    ocean observation, field campaigns, ocean modeling, oceanic transport, machine learning, neural networks,
    data exploration

  • Hiron, Luna

    luna hiron

    Name:  Luna Hiron

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  lhiron@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Lynn "Nick" Shay

    Research Topic:
    MDynamics of the Loop Current and associated frontal eddies in the Gulf of Mexico

    Research Keywords:
    Loop Current, Loop Current Frontal Eddies, mesoscale oceanography, eddy intensification,
    ocean dynamics, Gulf of Mexico

  • Jia, Chong

    Name:  Chong Jia

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / MS

    Email:  chong.jia@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Peter J Minnett

    Research Topic: Improved Satellite Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature at High Latitude

    Research Keywords:  Satellite Remote Sensing, SST, Algorithm, Arctic

  • Koman, Greg

    Greg Koman

    Name:   Greg Koman

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:   gregkoman.com/

    Email:  gkoman@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. William Johns

    Research Topic:
    Transport and Variability in the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre

    Research Keywords:
    North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre, Iceland Basin, East Reykjanes Ridge Current, Irminger Current,
    East Greenland Current, West Greenland Current, Labrador Current, Iceland Scotland Overflow Water,
    Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Seasonal Variability

  • Kramer, Samantha

    samantha kramer

    Name:  Samantha Kramer

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  skramer@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisors:  Dr. Benjamin Kirtman and Dr. Paquita Zuidema

    Research Topic:
    Variability of Saharan dust transport to Miami, FL.

    Research Keywords:
    Saharan Dust, Seasonal Variability, Atmosphere, Tropical Atlantic Wind

  • Lodise, John

    john lodise

    Name:  John Lodise

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  jlodise@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisors:  Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen

    Research Topic:
    Surface transport problems with a focus on wind-driven currents and submesoscale structures

    Research Keywords:
    Surface Currents, Lagrangian Drifters, Observational Data, Air-Sea Interactions,
    Submesoscale Structures, Kinematics

  • Luo, Bingkun

    Bingkun Luo

    Name:  Bingkun Luo

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  LBK@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Peter Minnett

    Research Topic:
    Satellite Remote Sensing

    Research Keywords:
    Satellite Remote Sensing, Sea Surface Temperature

  • Lu, Xing

    Name:  Xing Lu

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  xlu@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Rana Fine

    Research Topic:  South Pacific Tropical Water: Variability and Downstream Impact

    Research Keywords:  SPTW, ENSO, Argo, subduction, downstream, equatorial impact

  • Lu, Yueyang

    Lu Yueyang

    Name:  Yueyang Lu

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  yueyang.lu@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Igor Kamenkovich

    Research Topic:
    Properties and mechanisms of eddy-induced transport in oceanic tracer distribution.

    Research Keywords:
    Oceanic eddies, material transport, numerical models

  • McMonigal, K

    K McMonigal

    Name:  K McMonigal

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  http://kmcmonigal.com/

    Email:  kmcmonigal@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Lisa Beal

    Research Topic:
    South Indian Ocean heat transport

    Research Keywords:
    Large scale oceanography, observations, heat transport, South Indian Ocean, Argo

  • Ntaganou, Nektaria

    Nektaria Ntaganou

    Name:  Nektaria Ntaganou

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  nntaganou@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Vassiliki Kourafalou

    Research Topic:
    Role of mesocale eddies in the Gulf of Mexico/Loop Current System variability

    Research Keywords:
    LC system, LCFEs, WFAs, HYCOM, topographic controls

  • Simon, Steven

    steven simon

    Name:  Steven Simon

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / MS

    Email:  s.simon6@umiami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Brian Soden

    Research Topic:
    Tropical tropospheric moisture variability and its influence over convective precipitation intensity

    Research Keywords:
    Tropical Convection, Global Hydrological Cycle, Remote Sensing vs. GCM Simulation of
    Tropical Tropospheric Variability

  • Vitek, Brooke

    Joshua Wadler

    Name:  Brooke Vitek

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  brooke.vitek@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Pamela Reid

    Research Topic:
    Multiscale Morphogenesis of Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

    Research Keywords:
    Multiscale Morphogenesis of Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

  • Wadler, Joshua

    Joshua Wadler

    Name:  Joshua Wadler

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  http://iwave.rsmas.miami.edu/~jwadler/

    Email:  jwadler@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Lynn K. "Nick" Shay

    Research Topic:
    The Convective and Mesoscale Evolution of Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer Thermodynamics

    Research Keywords:
    hurricanes, air-sea interaction, convection, boundary layer

  • Wu, Shun-Nan

    Shun Nan Wu

    Name:  Shun-Nan Wu

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  https://dmcltu.github.io

    Email:  snwu@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Brian Soden

    Research Topic:
    The prediction of tropical cyclone intensification using satellite measurements and model simulation

    Research Keywords:
    Tropical cyclone, Satellite measurements, TC dynamics

  • Zavadoff, Breanna

    Breanna Zavadoff

    Name:  Breanna Zavadoff

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  bzavadoff@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Ben Kirtman

    Research Topic:
    Rossby Wave Breaking and Atmospheric Rivers

    Research Keywords:
    Rossby Waves, Rossby Wave Breaking, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Atmospheric Rivers, Climatology

  • Zelinsky, Rachel

    Rachel Zelinsky

    Name:  Rachel Zelinsky

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Email:  rsodowsky@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Benjamin Kirtman and Dr. Mohamed Iskandarani

    Research Topic:
    The Madden Julian Oscillation

    Research Keywords:
    MJO, tropical convection, intraseasonal, convective initiation, ocean-atmosphere coupling

  • Zhang, Jianhao

    Jianhao Zhang

    Name:  Jianhao Zhang

    Program / Degree:  Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  https://jianhaozhang.weebly.com/

    Email:  jzhang@miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Paquita Zuidema

    Research Topic:
    Aerosol semi-direct effect, boundary layer thermodynamics and low cloud adjustments to smoke

    Research Keywords:
    Cloud physics, aerosol-cloud-interaction, remote sensing, boundary layer processes

  • Zhang, Wei

    Wei Zhang

    Name:  Wei Zhang

    Program / Degree:   Meteorology and Physical Oceanography / PhD

    Website:  https://weizh.weebly.com

    Email:  wei.zhang@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:  Dr. Ben Kirtman

    Research Topic:
    Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability

    Research Keywords:
    Decadal Variability, Predictability, Climate Modeling, Ocean Dynamics

Ocean Sciences

  • Ballard, Samantha

    Samantha Ballard

    Name:  Samantha Ballard

    Program / Degree:   Applied Marine Physics / PhD

    Website:  samanthaballard.science

    Email:  sballard@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Hans Graber

    Research Topic:
    Coastal air-sea interaction utilizing remote sensing satellite (SAR) and insitu data

    Research Keywords:
    coastal, air sea interaction, synthetic aperature radar, wavelet analysis, atmospheric gravity waves,
    kelvin waves, marine atmospheric boundary layer rolls, wind fronts, wind speed, algorithm, waves

  • Bernardi Bif, Mariana

    Name:  Mariana Bernardi Bif

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Website:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariana_Bif

    Email:  mbif@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Dennis Hansell

    Research Topic:
    Production of resistant organic matter in the ocean

    Research Keywords:
    Dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen, biogeochemistry, net community production, carbon cycle

  • Chaput, Romain

    Romain Chaput

    Name:  Romain Chaput

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Email:  rchaput@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Mohamed Iskandarani

    Research Topic:
    Quantifying variability in biophysical models: A study of fish larvae early life behaviors

    Research Keywords:
    Dispersal, Connectivity, Biophysical interaction, Fish larvae, Biophysical modeling,
    Behavior, Hatching, Uncertainties

  • Cresci, Alessandro

    alessandro cresci

    Name:  Alessandro Cresci

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Website:  fishlarvae.org/people/alessandro-cresci

    Email:  alessandro.cresci@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Josefina Olascoaga

    Research Topic:
    Behavior and movement ecology of aquatic animals with focus on their orientation mechanisms.

    Research Keywords:
    Fish, Orientation, Behavior, Fish larvae, Magnetic field, Navigation

  • Dai, Hanjing

    Hangjing Dai

    Name:  Hanjing Dai

    Program / Degree:  Applied Marine Physics / PhD

    Email:  hdai@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Brian Haus

    Research Topic: Wind waves, their generation and propagation on the ocean surface.

    Research Keywords: Air-sea interaction, Wind waves, Surface oil transport, Gravity-capillary
    waves, Ocean surface roughness

  • Di, Sang

    Name:  Sang Di

    Program / Degree:  Ocean Sciences / MS

    Website:  Disangrsmas.simplesite.com/

    Email:  di.sang@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Roland Romeiser

    Research Topic: Analysis of Atmospheric convection signatures in Sentinel-1 SAR image

    Research Keywords: SAR images processing, Atmospheric convection signatures

  • Hunter, Heather

    Heather Hunter

    Name:  Heather Hunter

    Program / Degree:   Applied Marine Physics / PhD

    Email:  hhunter@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Hans Graber

    Research Topic:
    Development of machine learning algorithms for object detection in synthetic aperture radar imagery

    Research Keywords:
    Machine Learning, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Object Detection, Satellite Remote Sensing, Image Processing

  • Lanpher, Kaycie

    Kaycie Lanpher

    Name:  Kaycie Lanpher

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Email:  klanpher@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Kim Popendorf

    Research Topic:
    I research the dynamics between nutrients, microbes, and metabolic energy potential in ocean basins.

    Research Keywords:
    Biogeochemical Cycles, Marine Microbes, Metabolic Energy Potential, ATP, Nutrients

  • Lopez, Chelsi

    Chelsi Lopez

    Name:  Chelsi Lopez

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Email:  chelsi.lopez@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Dennis Hansell

    Research Topic:
    Export and variability of dissolved organic carbon and carbon scavenging by hydrothermal iron

    Research Keywords:
    Dissolved organic carbon, biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, carbon export, hydrothermal vents,
    iron-carbon scavenging

  • Mehta, Sanchit

    Sanchit Mehta

    Name:  Sanchit Mehta

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Email:  sxm565@miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Brian Haus

    Research Topic:
    Air-Sea Interaction Dynamics Under Hurricane Wind Conditions

    Research Keywords:
    Air-sea interaction, Sea-spray, drag coefficient, hurricane winds, wave growth

  • Nyman, Lisa

    lisa nyman

    Name:  Lisa Nyman

    Program / Degree:   Applied Marine Physics / PhD

    Email:  lnyman@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Roland Romeiser

    Research Topic:
    Current retrievals and coastal dynamics using Doppler Marine Radar

    Research Keywords:
    Currents, Doppler Marine Radar, Coastal, Internal Waves, Underwater Topography, Palau

  • Rivera Santiago, Glorianne

    Rivera Santiago, Glorianne

    Name:  Glorianne Rivera Santiago

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Email:  glorianne.rivera@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. William Drennan

    Research Topic:
    The effects of bubbles and sea spray on oil transport during high wind conditions

    Research Keywords:
    Air-sea interaction, air-sea fluxes, bubbles, sea spray, oil transport, waves, turbulence, high winds

  • Shawver, Samantha

    Shawver Samantha

    Name:  Samantha Shawver

    Program / Degree:   Ocean Sciences / PhD

    Email:  s.shawver@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Roland Romeiser and Dr. Hans Graber

    Research Topic:
    Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Arctic utilizing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data

    Research Keywords:
    Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Sea Ice, Air-Sea Interaction, Satellite Remote Sensing, Arctic

  • Shao, Mingming

    Mingming Shao

    Name:  Mingming Shao

    Program / Degree:  Applied Marine Physics / PhD

    Email:  mshao@rsmas.miami.edu

    Advisor:   Dr. Brian Haus

    Research Topic: Air-sea interaction near submesoscale fronts;
    surface gravity wave - turbulence interaction

    Research Keywords: Submesoscales; air-wave-sea interaction; turbulence;