ED13A:
ASLO Multicultural Program Student Symposium I

Session ID#: 92725

Session Description:
This session is sponsored by the ASLO Multicultural Program. It provides undergraduate and beginning graduate students an opportunity to present their work in an oral session with a friendly and supportive audience. Any student attending the conference who has not before presented in the student symposium or in a regular oral session may submit their abstract for this session. Thus the session is open to all students that meet this criterion, regardless of their affiliation with the Multicultural Program. We look forward to a diverse mix of students from all backgrounds and interests.
Index Terms:

0855 Diversity [EDUCATION]
Primary Chair:  Benjamin Cuker, Hampton University, Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton, VA, United States
Co-Chair:  Carolina Bonin, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Benjamin Cuker, Hampton University, Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton, VA, United States
Moderators:  Benjamin Cuker, Hampton University, Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton, VA, United States and Carolina Bonin, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Carolina Bonin, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The Influence of Ciliates on the Growth of Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) (648673)
Andrea Munoz, Columbia University of New York, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, New York, NY, United States, Diane Y Kim, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Adriane Clark Jones, Mount Saint Mary's University, Biology, Los Angeles, United States
Exploring Microbial Food Web Dynamics Across Transition Zones in Aquatic Systems (637716)
Erica Herrera1, Sarah K Hu2 and Julie A Huber2, (1)University of Texas at El Paso, Chemistry, El Paso, TX, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Upper Delaware Bay Microplastic Distribution in Relation to the Estuarine Turbidity Maximum Zone (645757)
Ian Johnson, United States and Jonathan Cohen, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Lewes, DE, United States
A Small Foray into the Realm of Giants: Investigating the Movement Ecology of Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) (638517)
Youssef Doss1, Brice Semmens2 and Kayla Blincow2, (1)Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, New Haven, CT, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Biology Research Division, La Jolla, CA, United States
Testing Direct Setting of Crassostrea virginica larvae (639656)
Sierra Hildebrandt, Hampton University, Department of Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton, United States, Jason Spires, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, Oxford, MD, United States, Stephanie Westby, NOAA Restoration Center, Annapolis, MD, United States and Cecily N Steppe, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, United States
Remote Sensing in the Chesapeake Bay: A Focus on Harmful Algal Blooms (644315)
Natasha De La Cruz, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States and Greg Silsbe, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, United States
The Impact of Marsh Impoundment on Methane Production in a Phragmites Wetland (644672)
Josette McLean, Hampton University, Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton, VA, United States, Meagan Eagle Eagle, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Kevin D Kroeger, USGS, Woods Hole, MA, United States