Graduate Students

Check out the wide range of research projects being done by our current graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Graduate Student Advisor Thesis Title
Alexa Ballinger Bonvillain Population characteristics of red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii from two hydrologically different large river-floodplain systems in southeast Louisiana
Shalee Britton Graham
Kristen Chatelain Fontenot Soil characteristics of recently restored coastal habitats
Andrew Cumberland Fontenot Assessment of armored catfish presence in Bayou Lafourche
Jesse Dubose LaFleur
Sarah Fontana David  
Anthea Fredrickson David  
Joey Heintz Willis Growth responses of Avicennia germinans seedlings and Batis maritima ramets to multiple concentrations of a weathered light sweet crude oil applied deferentially to soil aboveground tissues
Justin Homer Willis Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) seedling growth in a forest receiving secondarily treated municipal effluent
Rissa Inselman  Bonvillain Assessment of cultch placement along an eroding shoreline to facilitate protection and recruit oysters for commercial harvest
Olajuwon Jimoh Graham Linking variation in belowground biomass to soil shear strength and carbon sequestration in Louisiana wetlands
Kellyn LaCour-Conant Ferrara  Vegetative propagation of Lycium carolinianum
Thomas Phillips Boopathy
Adam Quade Graham Long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the southern ribbed mussel (Geukensia granosissma) and the implications for salt marsh-stabilizing facilitation
Sarah Rogers Boopathy
Sarah Soorya Nathaniel
Gabrielle Sisson Bonvillain Population assessment of crayfish in the eastern Atchafalaya River Basin