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Student Profiles 2015-2016

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Erik Andersson Rusty Day
Nathan Baker 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 Barbara Beckingham
Baylye Boxall 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
Maria Daughtry Virginia Shervette
Drew Duckett A Comparison of Molecular Markers for Analyzing Genetic Structure in Three Species of Shark Gavin Naylor
Bobby Edman Movement Patterns and Trophic Ecology of Tiger Sharks Caught in Coastal Waters of South Carolina Gorka Sancho
Nicole Enright Gavin Naylor
Ben Flanagan Erik Sotka
Janessy Frometa Effects of Oil and Dispersants on Swiftia exserta, A Structure-Forming Deep-Water Gorgonian Octocoral from Mesophotic Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico Peter Etnoyer
Keilin Gamboa Salazar Wally Bubley
Rachel Grey Invasive Lionfish Biology Among Four Areas of the Western Atlantic and Caribbean Virginia Shervette
Zaida Hager A Comparison of Short-Term Mortality Rates for Snapper-Grouper Species Based on Common Release Methods Marcel Reichert
Katherine Harper 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 Peter Kingsley-Smith
Zac Lane John Zardus
Rachel Leads 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
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
Tokea Payton Zooplankton Exposure to Microplastic at Estuarine Tidal Fronts in Charleston Harbor, SC Phil Dustan
Lena Pound The Impact of Vitamin B12 and Nitrate on Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Production in Marine Eukaryotic Phytoplankton Peter Lee
Julia Reynolds 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
Jordan Taylor The Elasmobranch Fishes from the Late Eocene of South Carolina Gavin Naylor
Elizabeth Underwood Peter Kingsley-Smith
Liz Vinyard Age, Growth, Maturation, and Diet of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in Coastal Waters of the Western North Atlantic Ocean Wally Bubley
Margaret Walker Examining the Spatial and Temporal Trends in Reef Fish Species along the South Atlantic Bight Joey Ballenger
Ann Wassick

Reproductive Characteristics and Behavior of the Green Porcelain Crab (Petrolisthes armatus) in its Introduced Range

Dara Wilber
Cameron Williams Effects of Exposure to 17ß-Estradiol and Corexit-Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction of Crude Oil In Vitro on Sex Determination in the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis Satomi Kohno