Center for Marine Science

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Research Team

Dr. Mike Mallin

Dr. Michael Mallin, Laboratory Director

  Ph.D. Marine and Estuarine Ecology, UNC Chapel Hill

  M.S. Environmental Science, University of Florida

  B.S. Botany, Ohio University

  - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2007

  - Aldo Leopold Environmental Leadership Fellow, 2001

  - President, Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, 2004-2006

  - President, North Carolina Lake Management Society, 2018-2019

Matthew McIver

Matthew R. McIver, Laboratory Manager

  M.S. Marine Biology, 1997, University of NC Wilmington

  B.S. Microbiology and Genetics, 1992, North Carolina State University

Amy Grogan

Amy Grogan, PhD Student

  M.S. Coastal Marine and Wetlands Science, 2015, Coastal Carolina University

  B.S. Marine Biology, 2010, Richard Stockton University

Nick Picha

Nick Picha, MS Student

  B.S. Marine Biology, 2016, Coastal Carolina University



Kaitlyn Hudson, Staff Scientist

  M.S. Student, UNCW Aquaculture Lab

  B.S Marine Biology & Environmental Sci., 2017, University NC Wilmington



Colleen Brown, PhD Student

  M.S. Marine Geosciences, 2021, University of Miami

  B.S. Oceanography & Environmental Sciences, 2018, University of NC Wilmington

Previous Research Team Members