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Student Profiles 2014-2015

StudentThesis TopicMajor Advisor
Rebecca Balazs Lori Schwacke
Melissa Bernhard

Effects of PPARγ/RXRα Signaling on Sex Determination in the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis

Satomi Kohno

Hannah Bouchillon Pat Fair
Peter Bruns
Jefferson Canann
Callie Crawford Linking Molecular and Morphological Relationships in the Chondrichthyan Tree of Life Gavin Naylor
Hayley DeHart A Comparison of Effective Size and Census Size in Three Coastal Shark Species Gavin Naylor
Alyssa Demko Phylogenetic and Latitudinal Patterns in Seaweed Palatability toward Generalist Marine Herbivores Erik Sotka
Becca Derex The Role of Hydrogen Sulfide as a Signaling Molecule in the Hypoxia Response of Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic Blue Crab Karen Burnett
Drew Duckett Gavin Naylor
Liz Duermit Stone Crab (Menippe spp.) Demographics in the Atlantic Coast Hybrid Zone and the Effect of Claw Removal on Mortality, Feeding Ability, and Growth Dara Wilber
Bobby Edman Gorka Sancho
Ben Flanagan
David Flanagan
Robin Frede Low Temperature Tolerance of Overwintering White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, in South Carolina Mike Denson
Kelly Fridey Fran Van Dolah
Janessy Frometa Peter Etnoyer
Courtney Gerstenmaier Community and Ecosystem Level Effects of Intraspecific Genetic Diversity: A Case Study Examining the Invasive Seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla Erik Sotka
Rachel Grey
Zaida Hager Marcel Reichert
Tyler Harrell
Morgan Hart
Whitney Heuring Monogamy without Biparental Care: Roles of Female Aggression and Mate Choice on Pair Stability Melissa Hughes
Janelle Johnson Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, and Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Interactions with Regards to the Blue Crab Fishery in South Carolina Amy Fowler
Sharleen Johnson Optimization and Validation of a Bioenergetics Model to Evaluate Habitat Suitability and Utilization for Coastal Striped Bass in the Southeastern United States Tanya Darden
Mark Lehtonen Lou Burnett
Nicole Leporacci
Kevin Mack
Dominique Maldonado The Influence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus on the Occurrences and Physiological Responses of Harmful Algal Bloom Species: Case Study of the Charleston Harbor and Winyah Bay Estuaries, South Carolina Dianne Greenfield
Andrea Margiotta Can Rugosity be Used as a Management Tool to Reliably Characterize Oyster Habitat Vertical Complexity in South Carolina? Dara Wilber
Nicole McNabb Satomi Kohno
Chris Mealey Using an Individual-Based Model to Assess the Impacts of Stocking Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus on Wild Population Genetic Diversity in South Carolina Mike Denson
Megan Meek Growth Dynamics of Co-occurring Karenia Species in Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Blooms Fran Van Dolah
Christine Michael
Bec Mortensen Development of a Sandwich Hybridization Assay for the Identification of Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, Eggs: A Novel Tool for Fishery Research and Management Dianne Greenfield
Tokea Payton
Lena Pound
Michelle Reed The Influence of Macronutrient Form on Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Phytoplankton Community Composition in Coastal South Carolina Waters Dianne Greenfield
Victoria Ruddle
Hannah Rutter
Nicole Schanke Photoprotective Ability of the Antarctic Diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus in Response to Ultraviolet Radiation Jack DiTullio 
Wiley Sinkus Virginia Shervette
Jessica Snyder Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Biogenic Sulfur in the Sea-Ice Diatom, Fragilariopsis Cylindrus Jack DiTullio
Sarah Song The Effects of a Sub-Lethal Injection of the Bacterium Vibrio campbelli on Metabolism in the Penaeid Shrimps Litopenaeus setiferus and Litopenaeus vannamei During Sustained Exercise Lou Burnett
Claire Stegman Andy Shedlock
Jordan Taylor
A.J. Turner Oviposition Site Preference in Scyliorhinid Shark Species Peter Etnoyer
Liz Vinyard Wally Bubley
Margaret Walker
Jason Wang Oxygen Binding Properties of Purified Hemocyanin Oligomers in Penaeid Shrimps Litopenaeus vannamei and Farfantepenaeus aztecus Karen Burnett
Ann Wassick Lou Burnett
Hope Wertz Microplastic pollution in Charleston Harbor: Characterizing particles in the field and assessing their potential effects on juvenile hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) in the laboratory John Weinstein
Cameron Williams