Diky has successfully defended his MS thesis and is currently working on edits. For his MS, Diky researched the community life histories and ecological effects of spatial zoning and gear-restrictions in the coral reefs of the Sunda-Banda Sea in Indonesia. This research was performed in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund of Indonesia.
Diky's primary research interest is aimed at improving coastal fisheries management in his homeland of Indonesia. While doing his MS, he has simultaneously held a position in the Directorate General of Capture Fisheries in the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia (MMAF). Before coming to URI, Diky completed an additional MS degree at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. He earned his BS degree at Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia. Diky is from Tangerang on the island of Java, Indonesia, and he enjoys gardening and playing badminton when he's not at the mosque or cooking delicious Indonesian food for the lab.
Katie has successfully defended her MS thesis and is currently working on edits. Her Master's 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.
Before completing my MS, Katie graduated from URI in 2015 with a BS in Marine Biology. Throughout her MS program, she also worked on a sport fishing boat and also volunteered at NOAA-NMFS. In these roles, she helped collect reproductive data on sharks by traveling to fishing tournaments in the Northeast region. Katie grew up in Oakland, New Jersey, and she enjoys free diving, snowboarding, and anything on the ocean.
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 the lab group, Max looked at what effects different fishing gears had on coral reef fish assemblages in Lombok, Indonesia. He is currently a Research Associate at California Environmental Associates in San Francisco and enjoying the West Coast.
Jack graduated URI in May 2017 with a BS degree in Marine Biology. At graduation he was awarded the highest honors for his GPA. While in the lab, he worked on coral reef restoration data entry and analyses, learning how to code in R. Jack is starting 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 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.