GSO Alumni Association
Contact InformationGSO Alumni Assoc.,c/o Deb CotyBox 36Narragansett Bay CampusSouth Ferry RoadNarragansett, RI 02882-1197
Phone: (401) 874-6513
Fax: (401) 874-6869
Please send any changes of address to Deb Coty at the email address listed above. This enables us to keep in touch with all the GSO Alumni. In turn, it makes it possible for us to send you all the latest GSO news through Aboard GSO (the official GSO Alumni Newsletter) and the latest Directory of Graduates which is printed bi-annually. This directory helps all of our grads keep in touch with each other and is a very useful resource book.
Student Alumni Awards
GSO Alumni Awards are given to students every spring and fall. More and more students are asking for awards to attend conferences all over the world. Contributions to the annual GSO Alumni Fund Drive make it possible for GSO students to meet colleagues, network with potential employers, and present their research findings.
Michael Brennan, PhD "Cultural sites as platforms for environmental characterization of marine landscapes" (Major Professor: Robert Ballard).
Chris Bumpis, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
KIersten Curti, PhD "Age-structured multispecies model of the Georges Bank fish community" (Major Professor: Jeremy Collie).
Alicia Caporaso, PhD "A new maritime archaeological landscape formation model: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary" (Major Professor: Robert Ballard).
Kelsey Druken, PhD "Plumes-slab interaction driven by rollback subduction" (Major Professor: Christopher Kincaid).
Jessica Poetzsch, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
Jason Krumholz, PhD "Spatial and temporal patterns in nutrient standing stock and mass balance in response to load reductions in a temperate estuary" (Major Professor: Candace Oviatt).
Monique LaFrance, M.S. "Integration of biotic and abiotic data to map benthic habitats within Block Island and Rhode Island Sounds" (Major Professor: John King).
Caitlyn Lawrence, M.S. "The effect of protistan grazing in a coastal estuary: seasonal signal of plankton community composition and environmental conditions" (Major Professor: Susanne Menden-Deuer).
Qianqian Liu, M.S. "A modeling study of the seasonal variability of the circulation in the Rhode Island Sounds" (Major Professor: Lewis Rothstein).
René Olsen, M.S. "Hydrothermal mineralization at a submarine island arc volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny, Lesser Antilles island arc" (Major Professor: Steven Carey).
Matthew Remington, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
Nobuhiro Suzuki, PhD "Impact of breaking waves form drag on near-surface turbulence and drag coefficient over young seas at high winds" (Major Professor: Tetsu Hara).
Scott Stachelhaus, PhD "An evaluation of the efficacy of radium isotopes as tracers of coastal processes" (Major Professor: S. Bradley Moran).
Micahel St. Laurent, M. S. "Thermodynamic fluxes in the undisturbed tropical marine boundary layer" (Major Professor: John Merrill).
Nathan Vinhateiro, PhD "Mechanisms of shoreline change on the Rhode Island south coast: past, present, and future" (Major Professor: John King).
Henry Wladkowski, M.S. "Assessing light mediated behavioral response of the dinoflagellate Akashiwo sanguinea (Hirasaka)" (Major Professor: Susanne Menden-Deuer).
Jessica Worst, M.S. "Long-term monitoring of the NW Atlantic through altimetry and an acoustic Doppler current profiler" (Major Professor: Kathleen Donohue).
Stefanie Zamorski, M.S. "Kuroshio Extension Meanders: Model Data Comparison" (Major Professor: Kathleen Donohue).
Katherine Croff Bell, PhD "On the Origin of Submarine Sediment Features in the Southern Aegean Sea" (Major Professor: Robert Ballard).
Erin Bohaboy, M.S. "Multi-species fish population biomass dynamics of Georges Bank" (Major Professor: Jeremy Collie).
Kathleen Cantner, M.S. "Vocanologic and petrologic analysis of the 1650 AD submarine eruption of Kolumb volcano, Greece" (Major Professor: Steven Carey).
Annie Cox, PhD "'Diversity and distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacterioplankton species of concern for human health, in Rhode Island" (Major Professor: Marta Gomez-Chiarri).
Amy Cutting, M.S. "'Constituents of Sea Surface Height Variability in Drake Passage" (Major Professor: Kathleen Donohue).
Carrie Gill, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
Jason Graff, PhD ""Physical and chemical interactions between marine phytoplankton and particle-colonizing bacteria" (Major Professor: Jan Rines).
Amber Harris, M.S. "'Numerical and Laboratory Modeling of Thermochemical Mantle Plumes, and the Implications for Melting and Seismic Signature" (Major Professor: Chris Kincaid).
Matthew Horn, PhD "Examination of diatom-bound nitrogen isotope proxy: Nitrate consumption in the polar ocean" (Major Professor: Rebecca Robinson).
Louis Licate, M.S. "Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Ocean Heat Content on Hurricane Intensity" (Major Professor: Isaac Ginis).
Mathieu Major, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
Melissa Mercier, M.S. "Expression in a stressful situation: Analysis of Thalassiosira under nutrient limitation" (Major Professor: Tatiana Rynearson).
James Moore III, PhD "'Corrosion Analyses of Iron and Steel Archaeological Shipwreck Sites" (Major Professor: Robert Ballard)
Victoria Paris Sacks, M.S. "'Validation of PE passive samplers for the detection of emerging contaminants" (Major Professor: Rainer Lohmann).
Lisa Sarubbi, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
Leslie Smith, PhD "Impacts of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Water Column Production and Respiration on Hypoxia in Narragansett Bay" (Major Professor: Candace Oviatt).
Stephen Smith, M.S. "'A sedimentary record of intense storms and environmental change from a coastal freshwater lake in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware" (Major Professor: John King).
Andrea Tomasso, M.O. (Major Professor: David C. Smith).
Zhitao Yu, PhD "'Roll Vortices and Their Impact on the Mean Flow in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer" (Major Professor: Isaac Ginis).
Zhigang Zhang, PhD "'Full-Wave Tomography: A Method and Application to the South-East Tibetan Plateau" (Major Professor: Yang Shen).
Richard Bell, PhD "Overwintering ecology of young-of-the-year winter flounder in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island" (Major Professor: Jeremy Collie).
Alison Cleary, M.S. "In-situ Feeding in the Northern Krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica: a DNA Analysis of Gut Contents' (Major Professor: Ted Durbin).
Carey Friedman, PhD "Using passive samplers to measure the bioavailability of sedimentary organic contaminants" (Major Professor: Rainer Lohmann)
Jason Graff, PhD "Physical and chemical interactions between marine phytoplankton and particle-colonizing bacteria" (Major Professor: Jan Rines).
Andy Greene, PhD "Deep Variability in the Kuroshio Extension" (Major Professor: Randy Watts).
Qiang Li, PhD, "Non Linear Internal Waves in the South China Sea" (Major Professor: David Farmer).
Brooke Longval, PhD "Biomass Spectra in Narragansett Bay from Phytoplankton to Fish" (Major Professor Candace Oviatt).
Pamela Luey, M.S. "Verification of Equilibrium Partitioning Coefficients of PAHs for Polyethylene Sheets and Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) Fibers in Hyper-saline, Arctic Conditions" (Major Professor: Rainer Lohmann)
Christopher Piecuch, M.S. "Network Analysis of Marine Biogeographic Connectivity" (Major Professor: Tatiana Rynearson).
Natasha Pinckard, M.S. "Benthic recolonization and ecological succession at Rhode Island Sound artificial reefs" (Major Professor: Jeremy Collie).
Matt Schult, M.S. "Exploration of Factors Influencing Benthic Macrofaunal Assemblage Patterns (>2.0mm) Within Narragansett Bay, RI" (Major Professor: Candace Oviatt).
Emily Shumchenia, PhD "Benthic Habitat Mapping and Assessment Using Organism-Sediment Relationships" (Major Professor: John King).
Sarah Sylvia, MO/MBA (non-thesis).
Laura Windecker, M.S. "Ten Years of Phytoplankton Species Abundance Patterns in Mid-Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: 1999-2008" (Major Professor: Scott Nixon).
Long Zhou, PhD "Mesoscale variability and Lagrangian statistics in the Tropical North Pacific" (Major Professor: Dave Hebert).
LTJG Michele Aleszczyk, M.S. "Cross frontal velocity and temperature structure of the New Jersey midshelf frontal zone" (Major Professor: Dave Ullman).
Chris Calabretta, PhD "Benthic macrofauna in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: An examination of factors causing variability in community structure" (Major Professor: Candace Oviatt).
Lauren Decker, M.S. "Mean thermohaline and velocity structure of the Mid-Atlantic Bight" (Major Professor: Dave Hebert). Lauren is working at Applied Science Associates.
Andrew Eichmann M.S. "Evaluation of the hybrid coordinate ocan model using sea surface temperature frons" (Major Professor: Peter Cornillon).
Marisa Guarinello, M.S. "Habitats in a hypoxic coastal lagoon" (Major Professor: John King).
Christopher Jazwa, MS "Mapping the submerged landscape of Norfolk Canyon, VA using acoustic techniques and the search for submerged preshitoric archaeological sites" (Major Professor: Robert Ballard).
Joe Kuehl, PhD "On the dynamics of oceanic gap-traversing boundary currents" (Major Professor: Vitalii Sheremet).
Colleen Mouw, PhD "Bio-optical and remote sensing investigation of phytoplankton community size structure" (Major Professor: Jim Yoder).
Autumn Oczkowski, PhD "Fertilizing the land, lagoons and seas: A first look at human impacts on the Nile Delta Fishery, Egypt" (Major Professor: Scott Nixon).
Heather Schrum, PhD "Subseafloor Sulfate Reduction: Investigation of an Unrecognized Pathway and Quantification of Low Rates" (Major Professor: Art Spivack).
Haiwei Shen, PhD "A study of formaldehyde sources in the air" (Major Professor: Brian Heikes).
Brian Smith, MS 'Spatial patterns in benthic macrofauna: Demersal fish, and fish diet on Georges Bank' (Major Professor: Jeremy Collie).
Alison Venti, MS "A comparison of aragonite saturation states and coral calcification rates for Montastraea annularis and Diploria labrynthiformis in the Bahamas and Curacao" (Major Professor: Graham Forrester).