MEES Faculty Members Actively Recruiting Students

The following are current MEES faculty members who are looking to recruit Graduate students to their lab. While this list is not all inclusive of faculty members looking, the following faculty have provided the MEES Office information regarding potential advisee slots. Please contact the faculty members for more information by referring to the contact information they have indicated. 

Note: You do not need to secure an advisor prior to applying to the MEES program  but in order for you to be admitted to the program an advisor must be identified and he/she must have confirmed with the MEES program that they have agreed to work with you before a formal acceptance can be processed. Therefore, we strongly recommended that you contact potential advisors in advance.

 
 

Dr. Xin Zhang

  •  Has funds available starting Spring or Fall 2018
  • Research interests: The environmental and socioeconomic impacts of agricultural system, Sustainable agriculture and food security, Global nitrogen and carbon cycles (using modeling and experimental approaches)
  • Campus: Appalachian Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information: xin.zhang@umces.edu

 

Dr. Paul Gugger

  • Has funding available starting Spring or Fall 2018
  • Research interests: Ecological Genomics of Trees
  • Campus: Appalachian Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information: pgugger@umces.edu

 

Dr. William Nardin

  • Has funds available starting Spring 2018 (app due to Dr. Nardin by 1/2018)
  • Research interests: My current research plan has two main topics: 1) the impact of storms and sea level rise on wetlands eco-geomorphology; 2) coupling between river (and estuaries) hydrodynamics and coastal processes, with a particular focus on the impact of waves. My studies have a balanced method in a wide range of scientific fields: numerical modeling, field work, remote sensing and laboratory experiments.
  • Campus: Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information: William Nardin, Assistant Professor 2020 Horns Point Road Cambridge, MD 21613 (USA)(410) 221 8232,  

    wnardin@umces.edu

 

Dr. Judy O'Neil

  •  Has funds for a 2 year project with the National Parks Service entitled: Assessing threats to marine water quality conditions along Assateague Island National Seashore
  • This will involve ship-board Biological Oceanography/plankton and nutrient/water quality/potential harmful algal bloom research aboard the R/V Rachel Carson for 2 summers ( 2017 and 2018) and would be suitable for a Master's student- ideally student would come onboard Spring 2018.
  • Research interests: Plankton; nutrient dynamics; water quality; potential harmful algal bloom identification and ability to work on small oceanographic vessel offshore and be comfortable doing field and lab work. 
  • Campus: Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information: Dr. Judy O'Neil: joneil@umces.edu

 

Dr. Cindy Palinkas

  •  Has funds available starting Fall 2018 or earlier
  • Research interests: Sediment-plant interactions in marshes, seagrass beds in context of sea-level rise, climate change, etc; living shorelines
  • Campus: Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information : 410-221-8487; cpalinkas@umces.edu

 

Dr. Sairah Malkin

  •  Has funds pending for Fall 2018
  • Research interests:  Microbial ecology, sediment biogeochemistry, estuarine ecology
  • Campus: Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information: smalkin@umces.edu

 
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Dr. tyler flockhart

  •  Has funds available starting Spring 2018
  • Research interests: Wildlife ecology. The impacts of free-roaming cats on birds in urban areas. Field work. Laboratory work. Quantitative modeling.
  • Campus: Appalachian Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact information: Tyler Flockhart, Assistant Professor, tyler.flockhart@umces.edu

 
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Dr. meng xia

  • Has funds available starting Fall 2018 through Graduate Research Assistantship or Graduate Teaching Assistantship
  • Research interests include Hydrodynamics Modeling, Water Quality Modeling, Estuarine Dynamics
  • Campus: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
  • Contact information: mxia@umes.edu

 

 

Dr. Ming Li

  • Has funds available starting Fall 2018 
  • Research interests include interdisciplinary research at the intersections between physics/climate change and biogeochemistry (hypoxia, ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms)
  • Campus: Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES
  • Contact Information: mingli@umces.edu