Student Research

UNCW graduate students are conducting lots of GISci research (in reverse chronological order):

Current Graduate Students:

Alyssa Randall, MS Geoscience. Modeling the nesting suitability of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in North Carolina using geospatial technologies

Kaitlyn Costin, MS Marine Science. TIDAL CREEK HABITAT MAPPING: AN ASSESSMENT OF WORLDVIEW-2 IMAGERY FOR DERIVING ESTUARINE HABITATS AND BATHYMETRY

Jacquelyn Putnam, MS Geoscience. Hurricane evacuation modeling and shelter use in Coastal North Carolina

Past Graduate Students:

McCarthy, Matthew, MS Marine Science, 2013.SATELLITE IMAGERY HABITAT MAPPING AND CHANGE ASSESSMENT OF COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS (MASONBORO ISLAND NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA). Advisor: Dr. Joanne Halls, Geography and Geology

Caldwell, Aaron, MS in Computer Science and Information Systems, 2013. Project title: ArcGIS Server: An Application Migration, Application Template Construction and Server Analysis & Design for the University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Geography & Geology. Advisor: Dr. Douglas Kline.

Maness, Amanda, MS in Marine Science, 2011 . Acoustic and visual seabed classification of Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern, Southeast Florida shelf. Advisor: Dr. Nancy Grindlay, Geography and Geology

Williams, Amanda , MS Marine Science, 2009 . Mapping Land Cover Change as an Indicator for Coral Reef Distribution at Boracay Island, Philippines. Advisor: Dr. Joanne Halls, Geography and Geology

Rodriguez, Kassy, MS in Marine Science, 2009 . Mapping oyster reefs using sidescan sonar and subbottom profiling: Cape Fear River, southeastern North Carolina. Advisor: Dr. Nancy Grindlay, Geography and Geology.

Zavalago, Carlos, PhD in Marine Biology, 2008 . Spatial analysis of the blue-footed boobies of Peru using remote data trackers and environmental data such as sea surface temperature,chlorophyll a, and bathymetry. Advisor: Dr. Steve Emslie, Biology and Marine Biology

Barbieri, Michelle, 2005, Physiological and Behavioral Thermoregulation in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) in Sarasota, Florida. Advisor: Dr. Ann Pabst, Biology and Marine Biology.

Hanby, Courtney, MS in Marine Science, 2005. Use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Examine Bottlenose Dolphin Community Structure in Southeastern North Carolina. Co-Advisors: Dr. Joanne Halls, Geography and Geology, and Dr. Laela Sayigh, Biology and Marine Biology.

Landry, J. Brooke, MS in Marine Science, 2005. Changes in the Distribution and Density of Florida Bay Macrophytes: 1995 - 2004. Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako, Biology and Marine Biology.

Reimer, Beth, MS in Marine Science, 2004. Influences of Major Storm Events on Backbarrier Salt marsh Change: Masonboro Island, Southeastern North Carolina. Advisor: Dr. Lynn Leonard.

Manning, Christopher Brent, MS in Marine Science, 2003. Topographic Analysis of the Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern Using a Multimedia Geographic Information System (GIS). Advisor: Dr. Joanne Halls, Geography and Geology.

Miller, Shelly, MS in Marine Science, 2002. An Examination of Phosphorus and Sediment Characteristics within Anthropogenically Impacted Estuarine Watersheds. Advisor: Dr. Lynn Leonard, Department of Geography and Geology.

Minton, Jason, MS in Biology, 2002. Habitat Relationships of Cranes in Northeast Asia: A GIS Analysis. Advisor: Dr. Steve Emslie, Biology and Marine Biology.

Whitfield, Paula, MS in Marine Science, 2002. Recruitment, Survival and Growth of Thalassia Testudinum Seedlings in Physically Disturbed Seagradd Beds. Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako, Biology and Marine Biology.

If you have a student you would like to have included on this list please send me the information: hallsj@uncw.edu.


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