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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
Francesca Battaglia Quantifying microplastics in the gut of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina, USA Barbara Beckingham
Courtney Bayles
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 Peter Etnoyer
Alina Hall
Breanne Hanson
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
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 John Weinstein
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
Julie Loewenstein
Alyssa Marian
Edwina Mathis
Mary Ann McBrayer Tony Harold
Cameron Miller Dara Wilber
Tessa Pfeifer
Chris Pickens
Teresa Popp Dara Wilber
Zach Proux Leslie Sautter
Meghan Reilly 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
Amanda Slone Cheryl Woodley
Kevin Spanik Tracey Smart
Megan Sporre 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 Virginia Shervette
Nick Weber Gorka Sancho
Emily Welling Eric McElroy
Sarah Zuidema