Maria C. Cartolano

Lecturer

Phone:
(305) 284-6212
Locator Code:
2912

 
About

Lecturer, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Maria Cartolano is a Lecturer of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She serves as the co-track coordinator for students in the Marine Mammal Science (MMS) track of the Masters of Professional Science (MPS) program. Her research interests include physiology, behavior, and toxicology and she is passionate about teaching and community outreach. 

Teaching and Mentoring

Maria Cartolano is teaching Conservation and Managment of Marine Mammals (MES670), Advanced Marine Mammal Biology (MBE710), and Biology of Marine Mammals (MBE604). She serves as an advisor and co-track coordinator for students in the Marine Mammal Science (MMS) track of the Masters of Professional Science (MPS) program and serves on graduate student committees. She is also the faculty advisor for the undergraduate Marine Mammal Rescue Team (MMRT).  

Service

Maria Cartolano has been involved with outreach events both at the University of Miami and within the broader non-scientific community in Miami-Dade for over 10 years. She has organized and participated in events and demonstrations for people of all ages with a focus on educating and exciting younger students about ocean conservation and marine science as well as providing early exposure and access to STEM material.

Career

Education

2013B.S. Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami
2018Doctorate Marine Biology and Ecology Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Career

Maria Cartolano received her B.S. in Marine Science and Biology at the University of Miami in 2013 and completed her Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Ecology at RSMAS in 2018. She then conducted physiology and toxicology research as a post-doctoral asssociate at RSMAS and took courses in pedagogy. She taught high school biology for a year before returning to RSMAS as a Lecturer in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology.

 

Career

Maria Cartolano received her B.S. in Marine Science and Biology at the University of Miami in 2013 and completed her Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Ecology at RSMAS in 2018. She then conducted physiology and toxicology research as a post-doctoral asssociate at RSMAS and took courses in pedagogy. She taught high school biology for a year before returning to RSMAS as a Lecturer in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology.

 

Research

Research

Maria Cartolano's research is focused on physiology, behavior, communication, noise pollution, and toxicology. Her Ph.D. research investigated the neuroendocrine control of pulsatile urea excretion in Gulf toadfish and the potential role in chemical communication. As a post-doctoral associate, she conducted research on the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the teleost glucocorticuoid stress response, as a comparative model for marine mammals. She has also conducted acoustic research on noise pollution in the marine environmentwith and predator-prey interactions with bottlenose dolphin foraging vocalizations.