Meghan Martinez

Meghan Martinez

Graduate Research Assistant & NOAA CCME Fellow
Email
mmartinez70@islander.tamucc.edu
Project Title
Influence of oyster reef restoration on benthic infauna and reef-associated macrofauna
Expected Graduation Year
2019
Education
B.S. Biology, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (2014)

Meghan Martinez is an M.S. student in the Marine Biology program under Dr. Pollack. She earned her B.S. in biology with an emphasis in marine biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2014. She is a recipient of a research fellowship granted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program, for the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems. Her research interests include benthic and restoration ecology in estuarine ecosystems, associated ecosystem benefits, and shoreline dynamics. Meghan’s thesis will focus on an ecological assessment of a restored oyster reef in St. Charles Bay, TX, to include the influence of restoration on estuarine nekton, infauna, and oyster recruitment and health.