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Student Profiles 2014-2015

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Rebecca Balazs Spermatogenesis Zonality and Age of Sexual Maturity in Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Stranded in South Carolina, USA Lori Schwacke
Hannah Bouchillon A Spatial Assessment of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, with Contaminant Exposure in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina Pat Fair
Jefferson Canann Amy Fowler
Hayley DeHart A Comparison of Effective Size and Census Size in Three Coastal Shark Species Gavin Naylor
Alyssa Demko Latitudinal Gradients of Seaweed Nutritional Content and Palatability to Generalist Marine Herbivores Erik Sotka
Becca Derex The Role of Hydrogen Sulfide as a Signaling Molecule in the Hypoxia Response of Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic Blue Crab Karen Burnett
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
Ben Flanagan Erik Sotka
David Flanagan Mike Denson
Robin Frede Low Temperature Tolerance of Overwintering White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, in South Carolina Mike Denson
Kelly Fridey Bioinformatics Approach to Determining Transcriptional and Translational Responses to Heat Stress in the Florida Red Tide Dinoflagellate Karenia brevis Fran Van Dolah
Janessy Frometa Vulnerability of Swiftia Sea Fans to Oil and Chemical Dispersants Peter Etnoyer
Rachel Grey Virginia Shervette
Zaida Hager A Comparison of Short-Term Mortality Rates for Snapper-Grouper Species Based on Common Release Methods Marcel Reichert
Tyler Harrell Mike Janech
Morgan Hart Steve Arnott
Whitney Heuring Monogamy without Biparental Care: Roles of Female Aggression and Mate Choice on Pair Stability Melissa Hughes
Janelle Johnson Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, and Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Interactions with Regards to the Blue Crab Fishery in South Carolina Amy Fowler
Sharleen Johnson Optimization and Validation of a Bioenergetics Model to Evaluate Habitat Suitability and Utilization for Coastal Striped Bass in the Southeastern United States Tanya Darden
Mark Lehtonen The Effect of Hypercapnic Hypoxia on Performance in the Atlantic Blue Crab Lou Burnett
Kevin Mack 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
Nicole McNabb Effects of the Dispersant Corexit 9500 as a Potential Endocrine Disruptor on Sex Determination in the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis Satomi Kohno
Chris Mealey Using an Individual-Based Model to Assess the Impacts of Stocking Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus on Wild Population Genetic Diversity in South Carolina Mike Denson
Megan Meek Growth Dynamics of Co-occurring Karenia Species in Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Blooms Fran Van Dolah
Christine Michael Tracey Smart
Tokea Payton Phil Dustan
Lena Pound Peter Lee
Victoria Ruddle Wally Bubley
Hannah Rutter Paul Pennington
Wiley Sinkus Mercury Bioaccumulation and Muscle Tissue Concentrations in Six Reef Fish Species in the Snapper/Grouper Complex from the South Atlantic Bight Virginia Shervette
Jessica Snyder Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Biogenic Sulfur in the Sea-Ice Diatom, Fragilariopsis Cylindrus Jack DiTullio
Sarah Song The Effects of a Sub-Lethal Injection of the Bacterium Vibrio campbelli on Metabolism in the Penaeid Shrimps Litopenaeus setiferus and Litopenaeus vannamei During Sustained Exercise Lou Burnett
Claire Stegman The Development of Genetic Markers to Sex Subadult Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) Using AFLP Technology Andy Shedlock
Jordan Taylor Gavin Naylor
A.J. Turner Oviposition Site Preference in Scyliorhinid Shark Species Peter Etnoyer
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 Joey Ballenger
Jason Wang Protein-Level Characterization of Hemocyanin Isoforms in the Pacific Whiteleg Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei and Their Expression Following Hypoxia Karen Burnett
Ann Wassick Reproductive Characteristics and Mating Behaviors of the Green Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, in its Introduced Range Dara Wilber
Hope Wertz Microplastic pollution in Charleston Harbor: Characterizing particles in the field and assessing their potential effects on juvenile hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) in the laboratory John Weinstein
Cameron Williams   Satomi Kohno