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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences


Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson

Education and 
Research Experience


Current Research  


Funded Grants 


Teaching and Advising

Meet the Lab (2014): Mariela Monge, Blaire Umhau, Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Wendy Plessinger, Billy Moore, Annie Opseth, Meryssa Downer, Kelly McCabe, Doug Bell & Eric Tappa

 

Mentoring and Outreach 


Awards and 
Fellowships Received 


Publications


Invited Talks

 
Interested in Marine Science? Check out these websites:

USC Marine Science Program

Women in Oceanography

Minorities in Aquatic Sciences

CONTACT:

Marine Science Program & Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences
University of South Carolina
EWS 408, 701 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29208

Email: cbnelson at geol.sc.edu
Phone: (803) 777-0018
Fax: (803) 777-6610

 

 
Meet the Lab (2013): Doug Bell, Drew Kelly, Wendy Plessinger, Meryssa Downer, Annie Opseth,
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Billy Moore, Eric Tappa, & Mariela Monge (who overslept that day!)

 

Meet the Lab (2012): Back Row: Billy Moore (in China), Mariela Monge, Annie Opseth,
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Xiayan Ye, Erin McParland (with Cocky); Front Row: Meryssa Downer,
Melissa Bennett, Wendy Plessinger, Sharmila Pal, and Eric Tappa


Meet the Lab (2011): Back Row: Eric Tappa, Chris Burrell, Annie Opseth. 
Middle Row: Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Sharmila Pal.
Front Row: Melissa Bennett, Wendy Plessinger, Billy Moore, Erin McParland Not Pictured (Clarissa Anderson). 

 


 

Meet the Lab (Jan 2010): Melissa Bennett, Chris Burrell, Sharmila Pal, Claudia Benitez-Nelson,
Emily Sekula Wood, Wendy Plessinger, Eric Tappa (Not pictured: Billy Moore). 


Meet the group (Dec 2008): Gabrielle Lyons, Renee Styles, Suzanne Dubois, Melanie Irwin,
Billy Moore, and Susan Herron (Emily was at Exxon.....)!


Meet the group (Dec. 2007): Meet the students: Emily Sekula, Gabrielle Lyons,
Suzanne Dubois, and Susan Herron. Susan wins first place at Discovery Day 2007 (and a Magellan)!


Meet the group (Dec. 2006): Kanchan Maiti, Emily Sekula, Renee Styles, Susan Herron,
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Suzanne Dubois, Gabbi Lyons (and the kids). Melanie Irwin and Billy Moore not pictured. 


 

The lab in December 2005


 

The Lab in June 2005


 

The Lab in May 2004 (CBN & RMS are both pregnant!)


 

 

The Lab in July 2003


 

The Lab in September 2002