Benthic Ecology Laboratory

Research Personnel

Primary Investigators:

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Dr. Martin Posey

Director of the Center for Marine Science & Professor

Ph.D. Biology, University of Oregon

B.A. Zoology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with highest honors

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Troy Alphin

Senior Research Associate

Ph.D. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington (In progress)
M.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
B.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Research Technicians:

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Anne Markwith

Lab Manager

M.S. Marine Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2010
B.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2006

 

Graduate Students:

Madison_Lytle

 

 

Edward Arb

Ph.D Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, In Progress

 

John Brittain

M.S. Marine Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Expected 2021

B.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2018

Project Description: Studying site fidelity and site homing in a common marsh resident mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). Working in collaboration with NOAA to examine nekton community assemblage in the Cape Fear River estuary, and Poplar Island Restoration Project.

Interests: Salt Marsh and Estuarine Ecology, Coastal Conservation, Community Ecology

Jessica Carlton

MCRT Geographic Information Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Expected 2020

B.S. Marine Biology-Marine Conservation and Environmental Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2018

Project Description: Studying the effects of new oyster aquaculture by monitoring changes in sediment chemistry and oyser spat recruitment in and around oyster farms and natural habitats

Interests: Use of Geographic Information Systems to monitor coastal habitats, Salt Marsh and Estuarine Ecology, Coastal Conservation

Megan Lapinsky

MCRT Geographic Information Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Expected 2020

B.S. Marine Biology and Environmental Science, Waynesburg University 2018

Alli Lapinsky

M.S. Environmental Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Expected 2021

MCRT Geographic Information Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Expected 2021

B.S. Marine Biology and Environmental Science, Waynesburg University 2018

Interests: Marine conservation, Fisheries, Use of drones for research

Undergraduate Students:

Mackenzie Laney

B.S. Marine Biology, Minor in Chemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmingon, Expected 2021

Project Description: Involved in the UNCW DMF Partnership dealing with early life history of targeted recreational fishes

Interests: Coastal Conservation, Fisheries, Environmental Chemistry



List of Previous Research Team Members