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Saturday, 23 September, 2017 (SCDNR MRRI Auditorium)

8:45 - 9:00 Introduction and Opening Remarks: Dr. Wally Bubley, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
9:00 - 9:15 Andersson, Erik
CHARACTERIZATION OF GROWTH ANOMALIES IN PORITES COMPRESSA USING METABOLOMICS AND TRACE ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS
9:15 - 9:30 Baker, Nathan
TEMPORAL CHANGES IN SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN FISH BIODIVERSITY
9:30 - 9:45 Battaglia, Francesca
QUANTIFYING MICROPLASTICS IN THE GUT OF STRANDED COMMON BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS (TURSIOPS TRUNCATUS)FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, USA
9:45 - 10:00 Boxall, Baylye
A SURVEY OF SERUM VANIN-1 CONCENTRATION ACROSS SPECIES OF DIVING MARINE MAMMALS AND TERRESTRIAL MAMMALS USING MASS SPECTROMETRY
10:00 - 10:15 Gamboa Salazar, Keilin
ESTIMATING THE AGE AND SIZE DEPENDENCY OF SPAWNING FREQUENCY IN GAG AND SCAMP GROUPER OFF THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. TO IMPROVE POPULATION MODELS
10:15 - Noon Poster Presentations: Presenters at odd-numbered posters
Noon - 1:00 Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 Harper, Katie
EVERY INVASION TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY: CRYPTIC LINEAGES AND HYBRIDIZATION IN A COSMOPOLITAN MARINE INVERTEBRATE
1:30 - 1:45 Julien, Asa
DETERMINING THE ELEVATIONAL RANGE AND INUNDATION PERIOD OF THE RIBBED MUSSEL (GEUKENSIA DEMISSA) ALONG A SALINITY GRADIENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.
1:45 - 2:00 Lane, Zac
CIRRAL MORPHOLOGY, ACTIVITY, AND PARTICLE SIZE CAPTURE OF A COMMENSAL BARNACLE, CHELONIBIA TESTUDINARIA, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY
2:00 - 2:15 Leads, Rachel
OCCURRENCE, FATE, AND EFFECTS OF MICROPLASTICS IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR ESTUARY, SOUTH CAROLINA
2:15 - 2:30 Reynolds, Julia
OPTIMAL FORMATION OF ACCURATE JUVENILE ABUNDANCE INDICES IN STOCK ASSESSMENTS OF SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES: A CASE STUDY
2:30 - 2:45 Underwood, Elizabeth
INVESTIGATION OF THE SALINITY TOLERANCE OF THE INVASIVE ISLAND APPLE SNAIL IN SOUTH CAROLINA
2:45 - 4:15 Poster Presentations: Presenters at even-numbered posters
4:15 - 4:30 Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christine Byrum, College of Charleston
4:30 - 5:30 Keynote Address: Dr. Billie Swalla, University of Washington
ORIGIN, EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHORDATES
5:30 - 6:00 Closing Remarks and Award Presentation: Dr. Mike Auerbach, Dean, School of Science and Mathematics
6:00  Lowcountry Boil and Introduction of New Students

Poster Presentations:

WARM-WATER TOLERANCE OF THE DEEP-WATER GORGONIAN CORAL ADELOGORGIA PHYLLOSCLERA WITH IMPLICATIONS FROM THE 2015-2016 EL NIÑO EVENT
Gugliotti, Elizabeth (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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POTENTIAL SKIN-ASSOCIATED CHEMICAL CUES FOR CYPRID SETTLEMENT OF THE EPIZOOTIC CETACEAN TASSEL BARNACLE, XENOBALANUS GLOBICIPITUS
Hall, Alina (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF MICROPLASTIC TIRE WEAR PARTICLES IN CHARLESTON
Kell, Sarah (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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ASSESSMENT OF ATLANTIC HORSESHOE CRAB (LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS) NESTING BEACHES AND EGG DENSITIES AVAILABLE TO FEDERALLY THREATENED SHOREBIRDS IN THE ACE BASIN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Kimelblatt, Anna (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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THE REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF AN INVASIVE CRAB, PETROLISTHES ARMATUS
Popp, Teresa (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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STRUCTURE-FORMING DEEP-SEA CORAL DIVERSITY ON THE WEST FLORIDA SHELF AND HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELS FOR LOPHELIA AND LEIOPATHES
Proux, Zach (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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LIFE HISTORY OF COMPLEMENTAL MALES IN THE COMMENSAL BARNACLE CHELONIBIA TESTUDINARIA AND THE INFLUENCE OF SUBSTRATUM ON SEX
Reilly, Meghan (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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DETERMINING TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF INORGANIC PHOSPHATE ON CORAL REEF SPECIES
Slone, Amanda (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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IMPROVING DIET RESOLUTION IN THE U.S. SOUTH ATLANTIC USING MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES
Spanik, Kevin (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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DETECTION OF MULTIPLE PATERNITY IN DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN (MALACLEMYS TERRAPIN) EGG CLUTCHES FROM CHARLESTON, SC THROUGH THE USE OF NOVEL MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES
Sporre, Megan (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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HISTOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE LIFE HISTORY OF THE GOBIID FISH GOBIOSOMA BOSC
Taylor, Mary Ann (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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DYNAMIC COLOR IN A BLACK-AND-WHITE WORLD: PENGUIN BEAK SPOTS AS BIOSENTINELS IN THE ANTARCTIC
Van Skoik, Brogin (The Citadel)
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AGE, GROWTH, AND REPRODUCTIVE LIFE HISTORY OF TWO DATA-DEFICIENT PARROTFISH SPECIES IN THE CARIBBEAN
Wagner, Graham (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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STRESS RESPONSE AND POST-RELEASE SURVIVAL OF BLACKTIP SHARKS, CARCHARHINUS LIMBATUS, CAPTURED IN SHORE-BASED AND CHARTER RECREATIONAL FISHERIES
Weber, Nick (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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ENERGETIC RESPONSE TO FEEDING AND TEMPERATURE IN JUVENILE RED DRUM, SCIAENOPS OCELLATUS
Welling, Emily (GPMB, The University of Charleston, SC)
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