Terry Palmer

Email: Terry.palmer@tamucc.edu

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Terry Palmer is a Research Associate who splits his time between being a lab manager for the Pollack lab and conducting research for Paul Montagna, an endowed chair at the Harte Research Institute (HRI). Terry has a diverse range of research interests; however most involve studying the effects of anthropogenic changes on water quality and benthic organisms. Terry is involved in all of Jennifer’s projects, which include comparing the ecosystem functions of oyster restoration types, and comparing food webs on oyster reefs and offshore oil and gas platforms (among others). Terry has over thirteen years of experience investigating the effects of freshwater inflows on estuarine water quality and benthos along the length of the Texas coast and on both of Florida’s coasts. He has also been involved in marine and terrestrial environmental monitoring at McMurdo Station, Antarctica for ten years. Terry’s large skillset enables him to conduct a wide range of activities ranging from polar scientific diving to conducting statistics and writing manuscripts. Prior to moving to Texas, Terry was involved in environmental monitoring in his homeland of New Zealand where he worked as a Hydrology Technician and a marine ecology Research Assistant.