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UMCES Commencement 2017

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's 2017 commencement begins at 1 p.m. May 16 at Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg.

WELCOME AND REMARK
PRESIDENT BOESCH

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
DR. ERIC DAVIDSON
Professor and Director, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
REAR ADMIRAL DAVID W. TITLEY                  
Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk                                        

GREETINGS TO GRADUATES & PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES
DR. LAWRENCE SANFORD
Interm Vice President for Education

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES
PRESIDENT BOESCH

The following students are participating in the May 16, 2017 commencement.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Andrew Leight                  
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography                                                   
Dynamics and Drivers of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Associated Bacterial Community Members in Maryland Waters
Adviser: Dr. Raleigh Hood, Horn Point Laboratory

Wei Liu                 
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography
Longitudinal Dye Dispersion and Salt Flux in Estuaries  
Adviser: Dr. Ming Li, Horn Point Laboratory         

Yini Shangguan
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography                                                   
Response of Plankton Communities in Coastal Lagoons To Changes in Nutrient Quality and Quantity: Case Study of Florida Bay
Adviser: Dr. Patricia Glibert, Horn Point Laboratory         

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Jessica Foley     
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Environmental Science                                
Using an individual Based Model to Evaluate the Effects of Climate Change on the Reproductive Phenology of Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) along a Latitudinal Gradient
Adviser: Dr. Lora Harris, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Brian Gallagher
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries          
Influence of Partial Migration and Environmental Change on the Population Dynamics of White Perch (Morone americana) within the Hudson River Estuary                
Adviser: Dr. David Secor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Christina Goethel            
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Environmental Science              
Implications of Ocean Acidification for Three Pacific Arctic Bivalve Species           
Adviser: Dr. Jaqueline Grebmeier, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory         

Aimee Hoover                   
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries          
Leatherback Turtle Movement and Dispersal from Nesting Beaches in Costa Rica with Implications for Management and Conservation                   
Adviser: Dr. Helen Bailey, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Stephen Gray Redding                       
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries                            
Northwest Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Population Structure
Evaluated Using Otolith Stable Isotopes.
Adviser: Dr. David Secor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory           

Danielle Zaveta
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries                            
Development and Application of Nucleic Acid-Based Index for Growth of Juvenile Blue Crabs       
Adviser: Dr. Thomas Miller, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

2017 list of graduates

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Rosemary Fanelli                               
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Environmental Science              
Effects of Urbanization and Infiltration-Based Watershed Restoration on the Hydro-Ecology of Headwater Streams          
Adviser: Dr. Margaret Palmer, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Alexander Fisher             
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography               
The Effects of Surface Gravity Waves on Air-Sea Momentum Transfer and Vertical Mixing in a Fetch-Limited, Estuarine Environment           
Adviser: Dr. Lawrence Sanford, Horn Point Laboratory

Grant Jones
Graduate Program in Life Sciences            
Discovery, Phylogenetic Analysis, and Functional Characterization of a Unique Family of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4E, elF4E, from Amphidinium Carterae, a Marine Dinoflagellate.             
Adviser: Drs. Rosemary Jagus and Allen Place, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Andrew Leight                  
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography                                                   
Dynamics and Drivers of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Associated Bacterial Community Members in Maryland Waters
Adviser: Dr. Raleigh Hood, Horn Point Laboratory              

Wei Liu                 
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography
Longitudinal Dye Dispersion and Salt Llux in Estuaries  
Adviser: Dr. Ming Li, Horn Point Laboratory

Nicole Millette                 
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography                                 
Ecosystem Impact of Winter Dinoflagellate Blooms in the Choptank River, MD  
Adviser: Dr. James Pierson, Horn Point Laboratory

Yini Shangguan
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography                                                   
Response of Plankton Communities in Coastal Lagoons To Changes in Nutrient Quality and Quantity: Case Study of Florida Bay
Adviser: Dr. Patricia Glibert, Horn Point Laboratory         

Jan Vicente       
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Environmental Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 
Sponge Mutualism in the Face of Climate Change             
Adviser: Dr. Russell Hill, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology           

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Jessica Foley     
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/ Environmental Science                               
Using an individual Based Model to Evaluate the Effects of Climate Change on the Reproductive Phenology of Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) along a Latitudinal Gradient
Adviser: Dr. Lora Harris, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Brian Gallagher
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries          
Influence of Partial Migration and Environmental Change on the Population Dynamics of White Perch (Morone americana) within the Hudson River Estuary                
Adviser: Dr. David Secor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Christina Goethel            
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/ nvironmental Science                
Implications of Ocean Acidification for Three Pacific Arctic Bivalve Species           
Adviser: Dr. Jaqueline Grebmeier, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Aimee Hoover                   
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries          
Leatherback Turtle Movement and Dispersal from Nesting Beaches in Costa Rica with Implications for Management and Conservation                   
Adviser: Dr. Helen Bailey, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Melanie Jackson              
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Oceanography               
Phytoplankton and Nutrient Dynamics with a Focus on Nitrogen form in the Anacostia River, in Washington, DC and West Lake, in Hangzhou, China    
Adviser: Dr. Patricia Glibert, Horn Point Laboratory

Laura Landis Thomas
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries                                              
The Influence of Aquaculture Gear type and Tidal Zone on the Weight and Shape of the Oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin) during a “finishing period” in Chesapeake Bay
Adviser: Dr. Louis Plough, Horn Point Laboratory

David Marsan   
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Environmental Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 
Adaptive Mechanisms of an Estuarine Synechococcus Based on Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Proteomics       
Adviser: Dr. Feng Chen, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Anna Priester                     
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Biology                                                 
Effects of Salinity on Settlement and Metamorphosis of the Eastern Oyster  (Crassostrea virginica)
Adviser: Dr. Donald Meritt, Horn Point Laboratory

Stephen Gray Redding                       
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries                            
Northwest Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Population Structure
Evaluated Using Otolith Stable Isotopes.
Adviser: Dr. David Secor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory           

Danielle Zaveta
Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences/Fisheries                            
Development and Application of Nucleic Acid-Based Index for Growth of Juvenile Blue Crabs       
Adviser: Dr. Thomas Miller, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory