Savannah Geiger

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Master’s Fellow 
M.S., Marine Sciences, Graduated December 2021
Savannah State University

Savannah Geiger is a graduate student pursing her master’s degree in Marine Sciences at Savannah State University (SSU). Under the guidance of Dr. Sue Ebanks, Savannah’s current thesis work involves investigating microplastic prevalence in different feeding strategies of organisms located in Georgia waters and sediments from Georgia coastal waters and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
Savannah Geiger graduated from Thomas More University in December of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Thematic area: Habitats and Biological Systems (HaBS) 

NERTO Project Title: An analysis of fish abundance correlation to live-bottom habitat within Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA Mentor: Dr. Deshpande

Academic Advisor: Dr. Sue Ebanks


  1. Geiger., S. An Analysis of Microplastic Abundance in Organisms with Varying Foraging Strategies in Waters Near Savannah, GA, USA. Presented at LMRCSC Seminar Series, February 2021.

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2021 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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