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Grad Student Profiles 2016-2017

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Erik Andersson Characterization of Growth Anomalies in Porites compressa Using Metabolomics and Elemental Analysis Rusty Day
Nathan Baker Temporal Changes in South Atlantic Ocean Fish Biodiversity Dan McGlinn
Rebecca Balazs Spermatogenesis Zonality and Age of Sexual Maturity in Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Stranded in South Carolina, USA Lori Schwacke
Francesca Battaglia Quantifying microplastics in the gut of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina, USA Barbara Beckingham
Baylye Boxall A Comparison of Serum Vanin-1 Concentrations in Diving Marine Mammals and Terrestrial Mammals Using Mass Spectrometry Mike Janech
Aaron Burnham Peter Lee
Jefferson Canann Parasitism Rates, Host Species Preference, and Gender Determination for the Rhizocephalan Barnacle Loxothylacus panopaei Across a Salinity Gradient Amy Fowler
Bobby Edman Movement Patterns and Trophic Ecology of Tiger Sharks Caught in Coastal Waters of South Carolina Gorka Sancho
Nicole Enright A Vicariance Model for Biogeography and Speciation in Elasmobranchs using Molecular Clocks Gavin Naylor
Ben Flanagan Erik Sotka
Lorenzo Fruscella
Keilin Gamboa Salazar Age and Size Dependency of Spawning Frequency and Duration in Three Fish Species off the Southeastern United States: Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis), Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax), and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) Wally Bubley
Rachel Grey Invasive Lionfish Biology Among Four Areas of the Western Atlantic and Caribbean Virginia Shervette
Elizabeth Gugliotti
Zaida Hager A Comparison of Short-Term Mortality Rates for Snapper-Grouper Species Based on Common Release Methods Marcel Reichert
Alina Hall
Katie Harper Identifying Native and Invasive Lineages of the Cosmopolitan Herbivorous Amphipod Ampithoe valida Erik Sotka
Tyler Harrell Characterization of the FGF21/Adiponectin/Ceramide Axis in Managed Bottlenosed Dolphins Mike Janech
Morgan Hart Tracking Movement and Estimating Mortality of Southern Flounder Using Conventional and Acoustic Tagging Methods Steve Arnott
Asa Julien The Ecology of the Ribbed Mussel, Geukensia demissa, in South Carolina Salt Marshes: Distribution, Response to Harvest, and Role in Facilitating the Transient Nekton Community Peter Kingsley-Smith
Sarah Kell
Anna Kimelblatt Peter Kingsley-Smith
Zac Lane Using the “Turtle” Barnacle, Chelonibia testudinaria, as a Proxy for Brevetoxin Exposure in Loggerhead Sea Turtles John Zardus
Rachel Leads Microplastic Debris in Charleston Harbor: Identifying Sources and Assessing Effects on Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) Immune Function John Weinstein
Kevin Mack Responses of the Non-Native Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, to Extreme Cold Temperatures Dara Wilber
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
Mary Ann McBrayer
Christine Michael Gathering of Life History and Diet Data for Six Forage Fish Species Common in Reef and Near-Shore Habitats of the South Atlantic Bight Tracey Smart
Cameron Miller
Kea Payton Zooplankton Exposure to Microplastic at Estuarine Tidal Fronts in Charleston Harbor, SC Phil Dustan
Teresa Popp
Lena Pound The Impact of Vitamin B12 and Nitrate on Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Production in Marine Eukaryotic Phytoplankton Peter Lee
Zach Proux
Meghan Reilly
Julia Reynolds Predictive Capabilities of Juvenile Abundance Indices in Stock Assessments of South Atlantic Fisheries: A Case Study Tracey Smart
Victoria Ruddle Reproductive Success of Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus and Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum in the Cooper River and Evaluating a Minimally Invasive Aging Technique Using the Second Marginal Pectoral Fin Ray Wally Bubley
Hannah Rutter Effect of Weathered Crude Oil and Dispersant Exposure on the Health and Reproductive Success of Cyprinodon variegatus Paul Pennington
Amanda Slone
Kevin Spanik
Megan Sporre
Jordan Taylor The Elasmobranch Fishes from the Late Eocene of South Carolina Gavin Naylor
Elizabeth Underwood Investigation of the Population Genetic Structure, Physiological Tolerances, and Role as Host for the Rat Lungworm Parasite (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) of Pomacea maculata in South Carolina Peter Kingsley-Smith
Graham Wagner
Margaret Walker Examining the Spatial and Temporal Trends in Reef Fish Species along the South Atlantic Bight Joey Ballenger
Nick Weber
Emily Welling