I am a fourth year Undergraduate Student at the University of Florida with a major in Environmental Engineering. I've always had a passion for Marine Science and research allows me the chance to combine it with engineering techniques I learn from my classes.
With the help of Christine Angelini, I have conducted an oyster restoration project at Cedar Key, Florida. The study involves analyzing how the type of substrate effects the settling of oyster spat.
I have also conducted a salt marsh survey of the Southeastern U.S. coast studying the effects of mussel aggregations on marsh species such as mud crabs and snails.
“Settlement of Crassostrea virginica on alternative, ‘green’ restoration structures at Corrigan’s Reef, Cedar Key, FL,”-http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00040134/00044
"Manipulating mussel aggregation size to maximize salt marsh biodiversity and ecosystem functions"-http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00054860/00032