Meredith  Evans Seeley

Ph.D. Student

Email: [[v|meseeley]]
Phone: 804-684-7637
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N313
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Advisor: {{http://www.vims.edu/people/hale_rc/index.php,Robert Hale}}

Education

M.S. in Marine Science, 2016 at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX

B.S. in Biology (minor in Spanish Language), 2013 at The University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK

Universidad Veritas study abroad in Marine Science, 2012 in San Joseé, Costa Rica

Background

Meredith has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Oklahoma. While there, she studied the ecology of freshwater mussels and worked with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers research lab focused on invasive plant restoration in aquatic environments. Following her B.S., Meredith completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX. Her research focused on the chemical transformations of petroleum contaminants in coastal salt marshes following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She also worked to develop applications of ramped pyrolysis - gas chromatography - mass specrometry to the study of petroleum hydrocarbons, in an effort to expand analytical range.  At VIMS, Meredith is studying plastic pollution in marine systems. She is particularly interested in research that addresses the question "how does plastic pollution, and the compounds that result from such pollution, alter marine ecosystems and processes as we know them?"