Directed Independent Study (DIS) projects by the next generation of science leaders: REU, Rutgers, AND Kean Undergraduate PROGRAMS
Research Experience for Undergraduates (8 week program) 2014-15
Bedwell H et al. (2014) Will zooxanthellae continue to produce enough energy for Scleractinian corals in a high CO2 world?
Boyer M et al. (2014) Restoring the critically endangered Acropora cervicornis.
Butkowski D et al. (2015) It's a trap! Effectiveness of Lionfish traps in seagrass habitats.
Camp M et al. (2015) Does body type really matter? Relating climate change, coral morphology and resilience.
Cook A et al. (2015) Predation, disease, and implications for management of the endangered coral Acropora cervicornis in varying reef systems.
Degregori S et al. (2014) Tidal influence on lagoonal temperature in Little Cayman, using in-situ temperature measurements.
Griffiths B et al.(2015) The phenotypic plasticity of the Caribbean climax seagrass Thalassia testudinum.
Indergard M et al.(2015) Star Gazing: Looking at the preferred habitat of Elliptical Star Coral (Dichocoenia stokesi).
Joles LB et al. (2014) Coral resilience to ocean acidification: the effects of pCO2 on calcification coral-algal interactions on two branching coral: Acropora cervicornis and Porites divaricata
Luis K et al. (2014) Time capsules of Little Cayman: comparative analysis of modern and fossil coral community structure.
McCollough M et al. (2014) A "Fan of Fungus": an ecological survey of Gorgonia spp. around Little Cayman Island.
Monaghan E et al. (2015) Photophysiology of two dominant lobed macroalgae from a Little Cayman reef wall.
Piotrowski S et al. (2015) Acropora palmata, proponent or inhibitor of reef resilience: evaluating the role of dead-standing skeletons in future projections of coral reef recovery.
Treadwell A et al. (2015) Diadema dilemma in Little Cayman.
Coral Reef Internship: Rutgers University Study Abroad (18 day program) 2014-15
Bowlby W et al. (2014) 166 pounds of marine debris accumulates daily on remove Little Cayman Island.
Coccagna A, Pavilla A (2014) From home to home: where will M. chrysurus go?
Cordssen-David K et al. (2015) Rock-a-bye coral on a reeftop: an analysis of outplanted Acropora cervicornis on Little Cayman.
Frei K et al. (2015) You are what you dine from your fins to your spines: Pterois volitaris dietary habits. 1st Place Winner of 2015 AGU Virtual Poster Showcase
Fuller M et al. (2015) A light in the dark: Using LAMP to establish baselines of healthy reef systems in Little Cayman.
Gronske M et al. (2015) License to kill: predation behaviors of lionfish (Pterois volitans).
Hughes H et al. (2015) Marine educations programs for future generations.
Rich M, Foster K (2015) Mapping corals on the EDGE of existence in Little Cayman.
Roselli F et al. (2014) Siderastrea radians hidden in the seagrass beds on Little Cayman Island.
Siana A (2014) Little Cayman’s Marine Protected Areas boost the populations of 3 commercially fished species.
Kean University Field Courses (7 day program) 2014-15
Berran M et al. (2014) Do hurricanes have an impact on Little Cayman coral reefs?.
Blanco A et al. (2015) Algae vs. coral recruits: the ultimate battle.
Davidson J, Hoehman L (2014) Collection of plastic at four sites on Little Cayman.
Hawkins K et al. (2014) Lagoon coral biodiversity and coverage vs. pH levels in water surrounding Little Cayman Island.
Hawkins K et al. (2015) Raising the profile of medicinal flora on Little Cayman.
Kane J, Zeringo K (2014) The ecto and endoparasitic content of Pterois volitans surrounding Little Cayman.
Otokiti C et al. (2014) Assessing the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in protecting reef fish predators.