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Michael Martinez-Colon, puerto rico, tropical, foraminifera, forams, foram, geology, micropaleontology, FAMU, Puerto Rico, environmental, Ammonia, A. beccariia


* not FAMU student
^ successfully defended

Tristan Lam

Thesis Title: Enhancing the application of benthic foraminifera as bioindicators of heavy metal pollution on deep water coral reefs using machine learning

Maya McWilliams

Thesis Title: TBD

Amonra Garret-Mills

Thesis Title: Using benthic foraminiferal assemblages for an environmental health of the West Florida Continental Shelf Escarpment

^ Benjamin Shirey

Thesis Title: Benthic foraminiferal and microbial indices as an effective measure of ecosystem health in prominent Puerto Rican Bays

Gabriella L. Lirio

Thesis Title: Temporal effects of ocean acidification on reef-dwelling foraminifera

^ Demarcus Turner

Thesis Title: Characterizing microplastic hotspots from Apalachicola Watershed to Apalachicola Bay

^ Lexa Medero-Hernández

Thesis Title: Foraminifera and its microbial endobionts 

^ Angelique Rosa-Marín

Thesis Title: FORAM Index and coral reefs from Jobos Bay-Puerto Rico


*/^ Bryan O'Malley (University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, FL; committee member)

Thesis Title: Development of the Foram-AMBI for the Gulf  of Mexico

*/^ Laurinda K. McEachern (University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, FL; committee member)

Thesis Title: Spatial and temporal levels of microplastics in Tampa Bay surface waters

*/Ashley Huber (University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, FL; co-major advisor)

Thesis Title: Trophic transfer of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals in fiddler crabs from Jobos Bay-Puerto Rico


^ Solanke Adebayo (co-mayor advisor)

Dissertation Title: Temporal and spatial distributions of trace metals, presistent organic pollutants, and benthic foraminifera in Apalachicola Bay, Florida

* Christian Gfatter (Florida State University; committee member)

Dissertation Title: Redox sensitive trace metal analyses of foraminiferal calcite to better constrain ancient hypoxic marine environments

Margarette Bayrón-Arcelay

Dissertation Title: It takes two to tango: foraminifera and bacteria as bioindicators of estuarine health in tropical/subtropical environments.


*/^ Akram El-Kateb (University of Fribourg, Switzerland; committee member and external expert)

Dissertation Title: Lesser Syrtis (South of Tunisia): Phosphate industry contamination assessment using a multidisciplinary environments.


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