Diky graduated in August 2018. For his MS thesis, Diky researched the community life histories and ecological effects of spatial zoning in the coral reefs of the Sunda-Banda Sea in Indonesia. This research was performed in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund as well as the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF). Diky is now back in Indonesia and working as the Directorate General of Capture Fisheries in the MMAF.
Katie graduated in August 2018. Her MS thesis updated and revised the reproductive parameters of the Blue Shark, including re-examining the migration routes as they relate to reproductive conditions. She conducted this work in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Natanson at NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) lab in Narragansett, RI. Her research will inform population dynamics models for the Blue Shark in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Katie is currently working at the NOAA NMFS lab on shark ecology.
Lauren was the Humphries Lab's very first graduate student! She graduated in August 2017 and completed a MS studying the role of social variables in predicting support for nature-based coastal management strategies. The work was based in Martha’s Vineyard around a living shorelines initiative with Massachusetts Audubon’s Felix Neck Sanctuary and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Her resulting publication in the Journal of Environmental Management can be read here.
Max finished his BS degree in Natural Resource Economics in May 2017 and earned many awards for his exceptional performance in the classroom. While in our group, Max looked at what effects different fishing gears had on coral reef fish assemblages in Lombok, Indonesia. He also assisted PhD student Evans Arizi in Ghana for 3 months conducting fish landings surveys for sardinella along the coast. Max is currently a Research Associate at California Environmental Associates in San Francisco.
Jack graduated URI in May 2017 with a BS degree in Marine Biology. At graduation he was awarded the highest honors for his outstanding GPA. While in the lab, he worked on coral reef restoration data entry and analyses, learning how to code in R. Jack is currently working on a MS degree studying coral adaptation to climate change with Dr. Peter Edmunds at California State University, Northridge.
Aditi joined the lab during the summer of 2016 between her Freshman and Sophomore years at URI as part of the Coastal Fellows program. She learned how to code in R and looked at fisheries catch data in Tanimbar Kei, Indonesia - see her poster here. Aditi is currently studying Marine Biology and hopes to rejoin the lab in her Senior year to gain more experience with data analysis.