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Grad Student Profiles 2018-2019

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Evan Ashe
Francesca Battaglia Quantifying Microplastics in the Gut of Stranded Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina, USA Barbara Beckingham
Courtney Bayles Assessment of Strand Feeding Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Waters surrounding Captain Sam's Inlet, South Carolina: are Anthropogenic Impacts Influencing This Specialized Foraging Strategy? Brian Balmer
Amanda Bayless Determining Potential Threats to Acropora palmata Reproduction at Salt River Bay National Historic Site and Ecological Preserve Cheryl Woodley
Danielle Beers Examining the Impacts of Ultraviolet (UV) Light-Enhanced Toxicity of Surface Oil Sheens on the Survival, Growth, and Development of Larval Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Marie DeLorenzo
Peter Bergeson Trade-Offs Between Parental Care and Antipredatory Behavior in Egg-Carrying Snapping Shrimp (Decapoda, Caridea, Alpheidae) Melissa Hughes
Brooke Blosser
Baylye Boxall A Comparison of Serum Vanin-1 Concentrations in Diving Marine Mammals and Terrestrial Mammals Using Mass Spectrometry Mike Janech
Juliane Caughron
Jessica Daly
Delaney Drake
Nicole Enright A Vicariance Model for Biogeography and Speciation in Elasmobranchs using Molecular Clocks Tony Harold
Alejandra Enriquez Zetaproteobacteria Biogeography of Steel Colonization in Three Charleston Rivers Heather Fullerton
Jeffrey Good
Elizabeth Gugliotti Characterization of Warm-water Anomalies in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and Implications for Survival of the Deep-water Gorgonian Coral Adelogorgia phyllosclera Peter Etnoyer
Alina Hall A Multi-omic Approach to Identifying Potential Settlement Cues in Cetacean Epidermis for the Tassel Barnacle, Xenobalanus globiciptis John Zardus
Breanne Hanson Effects of Land Use on Salinity in Charleston Tidal Creeks and Associated Survival and Immune Response of Larval Sheepshead Minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus (Lacepede, 1803). Andrew Tweel
Katie Hoffman Turtle Tracking Trouble: Do Carapace Morphology and Composition Dictate Observed Satellite Track Durations for Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Sea Turtles? Mike Arendt
David Jones Addressing Life History Information Gaps in Two Caribbean Parrotfishes, Scarus taeniopterus and Scarus vetula Virginia Shervette
Jessica Karan Captive Populations as a Tool for Wildlife Research: Non-Invasive Methods Assess the Stress Hormones and Health of Gentoo Penguins in Vastly Different Environments Paul Nolan
Sarah Kell Identifying Sources of Microplastic Tire Wear Particles in Charleston Harbor John Weinstein
David Klett
Jenna Klingsick
Julie Loewenstein Characterization of the Coral Metabolome Under Different pH and Temperature Regimes via 1H NMR Tracey Schock
Alyssa Marian Long-Term Passive Ccoustics as a Novel Approach to Understand Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Atlantic Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the May River Estuary, South Carolina Eric Montie
Edwina Mathis Imposex Induction in the Eastern Mud Snail: Investigation of Organotins and Other RXR Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Charleston Harbor Demetri Spyropoulos
Emily Parsons
Tessa Pfeifer Microplastic in Stranded Odontocetes, Primarily Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), in the United States Barbara Beckingham
Chris Pickens Evaluating the Efficacy of Marine Protected Areas for Snapper-Grouper Species in the US South Atlantic Tracey Smart
Teresa Popp Examining the Reproductive Biology and Ecological Impacts of the Green Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, in its Non-native Range Dara Wilber
Zach Proux Deep-Sea Coral Abundance and Diversity on the West Florida Shelf Leslie Sautter
Annaleise Radchenko
Jessica Ramirez
Ellen Reiber
Meghan Reilly Life History of Complemental Males in the Commensal Barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria and the Influence of Substratum on Sex John Zardus
Kyra Reisenfeld
Kevin Spanik Improving Diet Resolution for Reef-Associated Large Piscivorous Predators in the U.S. Southeast Atlantic Using Molecular Tools Tracey Smart
Megan Sporre Detection of Multiple Paternity in Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Egg Clutches from Charleston, SC Through the Use of Novel Molecular Techniques Allan Strand
Nicholas Strait
Mary Ann Taylor Age, Growth, and Reproductive Life History of the Gobiid Fish Gobiosoma bosc in the Charleston Harbor Estuary Tony Harold
Juliana Ventresca
Caroline Vill Tom Greig
Graham Wagner Age, Growth and Reproductive Biology of Two Data-deficient Parrotfishes in the U.S. Caribbean Virginia Shervette
Nick Weber Physiological Stress Response and Post-Release Survival of Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) Captured in Shore-Based and Charter Recreational Fisheries Gorka Sancho
Emily Welling Effect of Summer Temperatures on Aerobic Scope in Juvenile Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus Eric McElroy
Matthew Young
Sarah Zuidema Patterns and Drivers of Secondary Production in White Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) Michael Kendrick