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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
Rebecca Balazs Spermatogenesis Zonality and Age of Sexual Maturity in Male Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Stranded in South Carolina, USA Lori Schwacke
Francesca Battaglia Quantifying microplastics in the gut of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina, USA Barbara Beckingham
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
Ben Flanagan Rapid Evolution of Thermal Tolerance and Genomic Divergence During the Invasion of a Prolific Non-Native Red Seaweed, Gracilaria vermiculophylla Erik Sotka
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
Zaida Hager Effects of Venting and Recompression on Post-Release Behavior and Mortality of Snapper-Grouper Species Marcel Reichert
Alina Hall
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
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
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
Kevin Mack Populations of the Green Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, Vary in Cold Tolerance Within the Species' Northernmost Invaded Range Dara Wilber
Mary Ann McBrayer Tony Harold
Cameron Miller Dara Wilber
Teresa Popp Dara Wilber
Lena Pound The Impact of Vitamin B12 and Nitrate on Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Production in Marine Eukaryotic Phytoplankton Peter Lee
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
Hannah Sassman Intergenerational Effect of Exposure to Crude Oil and Dispersants on the Estuarine Sheepshead Minnow Cyprinodon variegatus Paul Pennington
Amanda Slone Cheryl Woodley
Kevin Spanik Tracey Smart
Megan Sporre Allan Strand
Jordan Taylor A Geometric Morphometric Approach to Identify Patterns of Tooth Shape in Extant and Fossil Elasmobranchs Gavin Naylor
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
Graham Wagner Virginia Shervette
Nick Weber Gorka Sancho
Emily Welling Eric McElroy