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
Ben Bates Bonvillain Effect of chronic environmental hypoxia on population characteristics of red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii in the Atchafalaya River Basin
Shalee Britton Nathaniel Characterization of bacterial consortium of spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus and bowfin Amia calva with potential connection to gar toxin origin
Andrew Cumberland Fontenot Finfish assemblage comparison between Bayou Lafourche and Bayou Folse, Louisiana
Jesse Dubose LaFleur Factors affecting reproduction, depradation, and range of apple snails in the Barataria Terrebonne Estuary System
Sarah Fontana David  Behavioral and morphometric relationships between native Louisiana primitive freshwater fish
Anthea Fredrickson David  Age and growth patterns of spotted gar
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 Community development, oyster density, and population growth on bedded crushed concrete as a function of cultch density
Olajuwon Jimoh Graham Linking variation in belowground biomass to soil shear strength and carbon sequestration in Louisiana wetlands
Thomas Phillips Boopathy Biodegradation of metribuzin under various electron acceptor conditions
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
April Simmons Ferrara  
Gabrielle Sisson Bonvillain Fishery-dependent stock assessment of crayfish in the eastern Atchafalaya River Basin
Sarah Soorya Nathaniel Characterization of vibrio phage isolated from oysters
Alexandria Woods Willis