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Current Lab Members

Milton Torres Ceron

Ph.D. Student

Thesis Topic: Effects of catastrophic events on marine communities

Michaela Pawluk

Ph.D. Student

Thesis Topic: Analysis of fish distribution data from Texas coast

Past Lab Members


Ali A. Al-Badran

Ph.D. Student
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2020 - 2020

Thesis Title: Investigation of Lethal And Sub-Lethal Effects of Common Insecticides, Fipronil and Imidacloprid, on Juvenile Brown Shrimp, Farfantepenaeus aztecus, and White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus

Lilliana Sierra Castillo

M.S. Student

Thesis Title: Improving the Assessment of the Lane Snapper (Lutjanus synagris) in a Small-Scale Fishery in Honduras

Currently Ph.D. Student at University of California Santa Barbara

Jasmin Diaz-Lopez

M.S. Student

Thesis Title: Common Inaccuracies in Fertility Parameters of Matrix Population Models and Suggestions for Corrections

Currently at EPA

Fiala Bumpers

Undergraduate Researcher

Thesis Title: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Texas Bays and Marine Species

Zohreh Mazaheri

Visiting PhD Student

Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Xin Gao

Visiting Scholar


Institute of Hydrobiology, China

Cyrenea Piper

M.S. Student

Thesis Title: Size and Density Dependent Survival in a Brown Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) Population

Currently at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bheemaiah Shankaranarayanarao

Ph.D. Student

Dissertation Title: A Model to Track Density and Average Mass of Brown Shrimp in Gulf of Mexico

Currently at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Can Zhou

Ph.D. Student

Dissertation Title: A Predator-Prey System with Seasonal Reproduction: Theoretical and Statistical Developments

Melvin Woody

M.S. Student (2013)

Anthropogenic hybridization of westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) with rainbow trout (O. mykiss)

Mengmeng Sun

M.S. Student (2013)

Regional Climate Effect on Population Abundance of Major Duck Species in Interior Plains of Canada