Grad Student Profiles 2018-2019

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Evan Ashe Age, Growth, and Reproduction Biology of the White Grunt (Haemulon plumierii) off the U.S. Southeast Atlantic Coast Marcel Reichert
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
Shannon Bley
Brooke Blosser Miroplastics in Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from South Carolina, USA John Weinstein
Jacob Cashour
Juliane Caughron Scaling Up the Diversity Stability Relationship Using Fisheries-Independent Monitoring Data Dan McGlinn
Jessica Daly Physiological costs of muscle parasite load in the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus Jody Beers
Delaney Drake U.S. Caribbean Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Conservation and Management: Filling Critical Life History Gaps Virginia Shervette
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
Cassandra Evanchuk
Jeffrey Good Investigation of the Life History and Trophic Ecology of the Atlantic Brief Squid, Lolliguncula brevis Peter Kingsley-Smith
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 Nutritional Performance and Metabolomics of Juvenile Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, Fed Variations of Squid, Fish, and Shrimp Diets Aaron Watson
Jenna Klingsick Providing Baseline Data to Link Extreme Precipitation and Runoff to Trace Metals in North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis) and Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Tissues Ed Wirth
Clayr Kroenke
Gabrielle Kuba
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
Robin Minch
Alexander Parry
Emily Parsons Cheryl Woodley
Tessa Pfeifer Microplastic in Stranded Odontocetes, Primarily Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), in the United States Barbara Beckingham
Nicole Principe
Rachel Prostko
Annaleise Radchenko Effect of Nanobubble Ozonation on Health and Survival of Juvenile Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Grown in Ponds Mike Denson
Jessica Ramirez Determining the Effects of No. 6 Fuel on Salt Marsh Plants and Comparing Replanting Techniques as an Oil Spill Response Tactic in Salt Marsh Ecosystems Paul Pennington
Ellen Reiber Population Genetic and Stock Enhancement Tools for Conservation of the Overfished White Seabass, Atractoscion nobilis Tanya Darden
Meghan Reilly Life History of Complemental Males in the Commensal Barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria and the Influence of Substratum on Sex John Zardus
Kyra Reisenfeld The Effect of Head-Starting on Morphology and Bite Force in the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Eric McElroy
Augustus Snyder
Jonathan Stewart
Nicholas Strait Dynamics of Stable Isotopes and Tissue Nutrients in Hawaiian Mesophotic Macroalgae Heather Spalding
Mary Ann Taylor Age, Growth, and Reproductive Life History of the Gobiid Fish Gobiosoma bosc in the Charleston Harbor Estuary Tony Harold
Michael Thienes
Lindsey Transue
Caroline Tribble
Juliana Ventresca Cold Temperature Tolerance of the Green Porcelain Crab's Egg Production and Development in its Non-Native Range Dara Wilber
Caroline Vill Identifying potential morphotypes of the deep sea octocoral Muricea pendula within the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Bight Tom Greig
Josiah Waters
Matthew Young Utilizing Trace Elements and Stable Isotope Analysis to Reconstruct Distribution of Scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) and Carolina (Sphyrna gilberti) Hammerheads Gorka Sancho
Sarah Zuidema Patterns and Drivers of Secondary Production in White Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) Michael Kendrick