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CCRM Intern Program

Heather Austin returned the summer of 2006 to conduct a comprehensive literature review on disturbances & ecological services of nontidal wetlands.  She earned a BA in biology from St. Olaf College, MN and has applied to grad school where she is seeking a Master's/PhD in marine biology. Heather is currently working in a gastroenterology lab at the University of Virginia as a research and lab specialist, helping doctors who are working on a cure for Crohn's disease.


Ben McFarlane is currently enrolled in a Masters program for urban planning. He has interned with the Center’s Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program since his sophomore year at University of Virginia.  This year Ben worked with CCRM’s Coastal Watershed Program where he conducted a literature review concentrating on the effects of riparian buffers on fish communities for the Dominion Power project.

Juan Arevalo from the Coastal Marine Resources Center, University College Cork, in Ireland spent four weeks in the spring of 2006 working in the center on various GIS and remote sensing projects.  Juan had expertise in geospatial database development but came to the center to learn field techniques associated with geospatial data gathering and and collection. He is originally from Salamanca, Spain.