Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Research Team

Dr. M Mallin

Dr. Michael Mallin, Laboratory Director

Ph.D. Marine and Estuarine Ecology, 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.S. Environmental Science, University of Florida

B.S. Botany, Ohio University

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of
    Science 2007
  • Aldo Leopold Environmental Leadership Fellow, 2001
  • President, Southeastern Estuarine Research Society,


Matthew Mciver

Matthew R. McIver, Laboratory Manager

M.S. Marine Biology, UNC Wilmington

B.S. Microbiology/Genetics, North Carolina State University


Amanda Kahn

Dr. Amanda Kahn Dickens, Research Associate

Ph.D. Marine Biology, UNC Wilmington

M.S. Marine Biology, UNC Wilmington

B.S. Biology, Marine Science & Chemistry Minor, Univ. of Tampa


  • Faculty, Dept. of Biology and Marine Biology, UNCW
  • Southeastern Estuarine Research Society program Chair 2010-2012 and Treasuerer 2013-2015
  • Student Activities Chair, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 2009-2001


Rena Turner, Research Technician

M.S. Marine Science, UNC Wilmington

B.S. NC State


Lauren Bohrer

Lauren Bohrer
Masters Degree Candidate

B.S. Marine Science, Minors in Biology and Environmental Science; Coastal Carolina University

Thesis Topic:

Primary Productivity in Urbanized Freshwater Tidal Streams


Anna Robuck

Anna Robuck

Masters Degree Candidate

B.S. Marine Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Univ. NC Wilmington

Thesis Topic: In progress


Jade Burtchett

Masters Degree Candidate

B.S. Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Thesis Topic: In Progress


Previous research team members

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