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Grad Student Profiles 2017-2018

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
Francesca Battaglia Quantifying microplastics in the gut of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina, USA Barbara Beckingham
Courtney Bayles
Amanda Bayless Determining Potential Threats to Acropora palmata Reproduction at Salt River Bay National Historic Site and Ecological Preserve Cheryl Woodley
Hannah Becker
Danielle Beers
Peter Bergeson
Baylye Boxall A Comparison of Serum Vanin-1 Concentrations in Diving Marine Mammals and Terrestrial Mammals Using Mass Spectrometry Mike Janech
Nicole Enright A Vicariance Model for Biogeography and Speciation in Elasmobranchs using Molecular Clocks Gavin Naylor
Alejandra Enriquez
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 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
Breanne Hanson
Katie Harper Cryptic Lineages and Hybridization in a Cosmopolitan Marine Invertebrate 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
Katie Hoffman
David Jones
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
Jessica Karan
Sarah Kell Identifying Sources of Microplastic Tire Wear Particles in Charleston Harbor John Weinstein
Anna Kimelblatt Spatial and temporal variability in Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) spawning habitat, early development rates and egg quality in the ACE Basin, South Carolina 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
Julie Loewenstein
Alyssa Marian
Edwina Mathis
Mary Ann McBrayer Tony Harold
Tessa Pfeifer
Chris Pickens
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
Meghan Reilly Life History of Complemental Males in the Commensal Barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria and the Influence of Substratum on Sex John Zardus
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
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
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
Caroline Vill
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
Sarah Zuidema