Mike Wetz, Ph.D.


Associate Professor & Marine Biology Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Estuarine and coastal ecosystem dynamics, phytoplankton ecology, biogeochemistry, food webs

Contact Information:
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Unit 5860
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5860
Phone: 361-825-2132
Fax: 361-825-2025
Email: michael.wetz@tamucc.edu

Natalie Byars


Ph.D. candidate, Oceanography Program, Florida State University

Interests: Estuarine ecology & water quality. Natalie is studying the effects of variable river flow on nutrients, phytoplankton biomass and community composition, and ecosystem metabolism in Apalachicola Bay, Florida.

Emily Cira


Ph.D. candidate, Coastal Marine System Science Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Estuarine food web dynamics, water quality. Emily is studying the role of circulation & nutrients as controls upon phytoplankton growth and community composition in Baffin Bay, TX, a system that experiences recurring brown tide blooms.

Kelsey Fisher


M.S. Student, Biology Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Coastal phytoplankton ecology, water quality.

Ken Hayes


Lab Manager; M.S. student, Environmental Science Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Phytoplankton ecology; harmful algal blooms; coastal microbial ecology; water quality

Anne-Marie Gavlas


Ph.D. candidate, Marine Biology Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Estuarine zooplankton & phytoplankton ecology.

Jessica Tolan


Undergraduate, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Aspiring phycologist, environmental quality researcher.

Lily Walker


Undergraduate, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Aspiring coastal marine scientist.