Mentor List

Below is the list of graduate student mentors and a brief description of their research and opportunities to participate.  Please see the mentoring program page for details about the program format and goals.  This list is updated at the beginning of each semester (sometimes more frequently). If you are interested in a position, you can contact the graduate student directly, providing them with a brief introduction and a resume. You may also reach out to envisci-mentoring@virginia.edu if you have any questions.

Graduate students: If you would like to update or add to this page, please contact Clare Rodenberg or Elise Heffernan at envisci-mentoring@virginia.edu

Updated January 2022.


Who: Roy Zhang rz3jr@virginia.edu

What:  The project objective is to identify incised stream channels from high-resolution Lidar terrain data for Albemarle county. We will preprocess the GIS data and then use python to extract the cross-sectional shape of streams and find ones that are severely eroded, so that the county can prioritize these streams for future restoration efforts. No prior GIS or Python experience is needed, but would be beneficial

When: Spring 2022

How: Academic credit

 


Who: Kinsey Tedford knt6wg@virginia.edu

What:  This project is focused on understanding the spatiotemporal variation in eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica recruitment, growth, and survival in Virginia’s coastal bays. A student will assist with analyzing photographs of oysters from a mark-recapture field study. This research will involve measuring oyster growth and survival rates using image analysis software (ImageJ/Fiji). This is a remote position and access to a computer is required. A student must be willing to work 6-10 hours per week on the project (2-3 credits). The student would also have the opportunity to assist with fieldwork on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in May.

When: Spring 2022

How: Academic credit