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Lab Alumni

The following is a compilation of students, employees, post docs, pets and others who have been a part of the Marine Sediments Lab in one way or another since its inception in 1979 (although we didn't have a name back then!). We are looking to update our records on y'all (don't you miss that?) so if you see this and want to let us know what's new, send an e-mail along (see below). Any omissions are due to the loss of brain cells from the stale air in EWSC - accept our apologies. 

Graduate Students and Post Docs

Dave Anderson - Post Doctoral Scholar. 1992-1994

Paul Belyea

Dave Black - Post Doctoral Scholar, 1998-2000

Deb Boylan - M.S., 1982, Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Lower South Carolina Coastal Plain Between Charleston and Hilton Head Island

Manuel BringuePost Doctoral Scholar, 2016 - 2017

Beth Christensen - Ph.D., 1997. The Sedimentary Response to Rapid Sea Level Change on the New Jersey Margin.

Kate Davis - Post Doctoral Scholar, 2017 - Present

Aurora Elmore - M.S., 2005. Sedimentological Signatures of Transient Depositional Events in Cariaco Basin, Venezuela

Ed Emmer - M.S., 1998.

Julie Friddell - Ph.D., 2001.  Climatic Variability During the Holocene and Last Interglacial: High-Resolution Stable Isotope and Biogenic Silica Evidence from the Santa Barbara Basin.

Debbie Gellar - M.S., 1992.

Jenifer Gerstel Samson - M.S., 1985. The Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary in the North Pacific: Planktonic Foraminiferal Results from Deep Sea Drilling Site 577, Shatsky Rise.

Kelly Gibson - Post Doctoral Scholar, 2013-2016

Michelle Hardee - Ph.D., 2008. Calibrating Paleoproxies: The Reliability of Multiple Sea Surface Temperature Indicators in the Santa Barbara Basin.

Stephanie Healey - M.S., 2002.  Rapid Variability in Western Subtropical North Atlantic Circulation and Climate During Marine Isotope Stages 11 & 12.

Mike Howell - Ph.D., 1988. Formation of Laminated and Opal-Rich Sediments in the Mediterranean Region During the Late Neogene and Quaternary

Mimi Katz - M.S., 1983.  Benthic Foraminiferal Biofacies Associated with Middle Miocene to Early Pliocene Oxygen-Deficient Conditions in the Eastern Mediterranean

Trey Kendrick - M.S., 2006

Britt Kepple, M.S., 2002. Glacial-Holocene Changes in Denitrification in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific and its Potential Influence on Atmospheric N2O and Global Climate: 15Norg¬ Results from the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico.

Eileen Kincaid

Jianning Le -  Post Doctoral Scholar

Brad Linsley - M.S., 1984. Oxygen Minimum Expansion in the Silled Sulu Sea, Western Equatorial Pacific, During the Last Glacial Lowstand of Sea Level

Michael Lis - M.S. student 2017 - present

Sharon Locke - M.S., 1986. The Paleoceanographic Record of the Last Glaical-Interglacial Cycle in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Brittney Marshall - 

Martha McConnell - M.S., 2003. Calibration of the Planktonic Foraminiferal Mg/Ca Paleothermometer: Sediment Trap Results from the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California.
Ph.D., 2008.  Tropical Climate Variability in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela During Marine Isotope Stage 3: A Multi Proxy Approach.

Quingmin Miao - Ph.D., 1993. Late Quaternary Paleoceanography of Western Pacific Marginal Basins.

Carol Morgan - M.S., 1983. The Response of the Sulu Sea to Late Quaternary Climatic Oscillations

Graham Mortyn - M.S. 1994. Paleoceanographic History of the Southern California Borderlands During the Last 25,000 Years.
Eric Neff - M.S., 1983. Pre-late Pleistocene Paleoclimatology and Planktonic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico

Alicia Newton - Ph.D., 2009. Climate and Hydrographic Variability in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool Over the Past 26,000 Years.

Jorge OntiverosPost Doctoral Scholar, 2016 - 2017

Emily Osborne - Ph.D., 2016. 

Drew Patrick- M.S., 1996. Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures and Upper Water Column Structure During the Last Glacial Maximum.

Britt Perlet

Serena Poli

Carol Pride - Ph.D., 1997.  An Evaluation and Application of Paleoceanographic Proxies in the Gulf of California.

Aimee Pusz

Leslie Reynolds Sautter - M.S., 1984. Seasonal Succession and Production of Planktonic Foraminifera: Sediment Trap Results from the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
Ph.D., 1990. Seasonal Variability in the Flux and Stable Isotopic Composition of Planktonic Foraminifera from an Upwelling Region: Sediment Trap Results from the San Pedro Basin, Southern California Bight

John Smale - M.S., 1987. Lower Miocene Synrift Sedimentation in the Gemsa Plain, Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
Ph.D., 1991. Stratigraphic Evolution of a Neogene Piggy-Back Basin: The Crotone Basin, Calabria, Southern Italy

Eric Tappa - M.S., 1983. Pleistocene Paleoceanography of the Vema Channel, South Atlantic

Kathy Tedesco - Ph.D., 2002.  Development of Paleoenvironmental Proxies and Their Application to the Holocene Climate Record of the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela.

Kate Visser - M.S., 2002.  Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology of the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool Over the Last Two Glacial-Interglacial Cycles.

Virginia Waters

Kate Wejnert - Ph.D., 2011.  Seasonal and Annual Variability in Elemental and Isotopic Proxies of Past Ocean Conditions: Results from the Guaymas and Cariaco Basins.

Jim Wright - M.S., 1986.  Neogene Planktonic Foraminiferal Biogeography of the Indian Ocean


Full Time Employees

Nancy Black
Tim Dulaney
Lauren Fuqua
Karen Gruenhagen
Megan Luc
Nate Ralph
Eric Tappa
Linda Turner Logan


Undergraduate Employees

Lisa Addington
Kate Billings
Brendan Brodie
Tonya Bunn
Jeanette Campbell Butterworth
Mary Cathey
Becky Chwan
Katie Clarkson
Kim Cockrell
Diane Commons
Rachel Cooke
Sean Courtney
Erin Culp
Corinne D'Ippolito
Ashley Davis
Pam Dubois
Pansy Dubose
Tom Guilderson
Chanda Herring
Karen Hicks
Kristin Hiers
Jessica Holm
Robert Kamphaus
Rick Keenan
Susan Kuhne
Megan Luc
Eileen McKeown
Rosanna McRoan
Jennifer Morgan
Brittany Morse
Kerry Pate
Vicki Pickell Mathis
Amanda Quigley
Nate Ralph
David Ratcliff
Andrea Reece Godby
Ellen Roosen
Stacey Russo
Karen Salamy
Nathalie Smith
Addie Somers 
Christie Stephans
Aida Stevenson
Mina Surprenant
Courtney Swink
Katy Todora
Alyson Topscher
Emily Tuten

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