Alumna Profile: Yvette Garner
Degree: Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Natural Resources and the Environment
Dissertation Title: The Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors on Byssogenesis, Growth and Movement Patterns of the Blue Mussel, Mytilus Edulis
Advisor: Dr. Marian Litvaitis
Description of Research
Biomechanics and Ecology of Mytilid Mussels in the Gulf of Maine
Previous Awards and Activities
- Marine Invasive Species Rapid Assessment Survey (Honorarium), 2010
- University of New Hampshire Marine Program Research Development & Travel Support Program, 2010
- University of New Hampshire Graduate School Travel Grant, 2010
- Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honors Society, Phi Chapter Member, inducted 2010
- University of New Hampshire Graduate School Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship, 2009 & 2010
- University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Graduate Summer Fellowship, 2009
- Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (Honorarium), Summer 2009
Selected Presentations and Publications
- Benthic Ecology Meeting, Wilmington, NC; Conference Poster, March 2010
- Garner, Y and Litvaitis, MK. "The effects of biotic and abiotic factors on byssal thread production in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis."
- Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, September 2013
- B.S., Biology, Philosophy minor, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, May 2008
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Fall 2008- Spring 2010.
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Fall 2010-present.
- Research Assistant, Litvaitis Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Summer 2010.