CCMI Student Posters

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.