Office Directory

  • Dr. Loretta Battaglia
Director and Professor
Ph.D. Ecology, University of Georgia (1998); coastal ecosystems, invasive species, wetland plant communities, multivariate statistics
Office: (361) 825-2768
 
  • Brien A. Nicolau
Assistant Director & Research Associate
M.S. Environmental Science, TAMU-CC (1999); marine benthic ecology, water quality of estuarine systems, fresh water inflows, TMDL, TMDL Implementation Plans
Office: (361) 825-5807

Staff

  • Teresa Barrera-Carrillo
Research Associate III
M.S. Biology, TAMU-CC
Office: (361) 825-5888

 

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  • Aaron S. Baxter
Research Specialist II
M.S. Biology, TAMU-CC (2010); coastal ecology, Texas Diamondback Terrapins, avian habitat usage, water quality of estuarine systems
Office: (361) 825-3659
  • Sara Chapa
Business Associate II
Office: (361) 825-2736
  • Aaron Cristan
Research Technician II
B.S. Biology (Cell/Molecular), TAMU-CC (2020); environmental biotechnology, microbiology, algal pigments, water quality, HPLC, GC/MS

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  • Robert (Bobby) F. Duke
Research Assistant
B.S. Biology, TAMU-CC (2004); coastal ecology, avian communities, water quality, ecology of Texas Diamondback Terrapins
  • Erin M. Hill
Research Specialist IV
M.S. Environmental Science, TAMU-CC (2001); marine benthic communities, invertebrate and algae systematics, water quality of estuarine systems
Office: (361) 825-5791

 

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  • Capt. W. Jay Tarkington
Program Director (CCS Aquatic Education Program)
M.S. Biology
Office: (361) 825-3221
  • Camille Steenrod
Lab Assistant
B.S. Environmental Science & Policy, University of Maryland, College Park (2018); coastal ecology, climate change, plant communities, remote sensing

 

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Faculty Affiliates

  • Dr. Jeffrey Turner
Associate Professor of Marine Biology
Ph.D. Marine Ecology, University of Georgia (2010)
Office: (361) 825-6206
 
  • Dr. Kim Withers
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University (1994); tidal flat ecology, ornithology, marine benthic ecology, aquatic entomology, mangrove ecology
Office: (361) 825-5907

Graduate Students

  • Juliana Stratford
Graduate Research Assistant
CCS Advisor: Dr. Loretta Battaglia
B.S. Biology, Lindenwood University (2020)

 

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