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Student Profiles 2015-2016

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Erik Andersson
Nathan Baker
Rebecca Balazs Spermatogenesis Zonality and Age of Sexual Maturity in Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Stranded in South Carolina, USA Lori Schwacke
Francesca Battaglia
Hannah Bouchillon A Spatial Assessment of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, with Contaminant Exposure in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina Pat Fair
Baylye Boxall
Aaron Burnham
Jefferson Canann Amy Fowler
Maria Daughtry
Hayley DeHart A Comparison of Effective Size and Census Size in Three Coastal Shark Species Gavin Naylor
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
Nicole Enright
Ben Flanagan Erik Sotka
David Flanagan Mike Denson
Robin Frede Low Temperature Tolerance of Overwintering White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, in South Carolina Mike Denson
Janessy Frometa Vulnerability of Swiftia Sea Fans to Oil and Chemical Dispersants Peter Etnoyer
Keilin Gamboa Salazar
Rachel Grey Virginia Shervette
Zaida Hager A Comparison of Short-Term Mortality Rates for Snapper-Grouper Species Based on Common Release Methods Marcel Reichert
Katherine Harper
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
Asa Julien
Zac Lane
Rachel Leads
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
Christine Michael Tracey Smart
Tokea Payton Phil Dustan
Lena Pound Peter Lee
Julia Reynolds
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 Respiration and Whole Body Lactate in Wild and Aquacultured Penaeid Shrimp Challenged with Hypoxia and the Bacterial Pathogen Vibrio campbellii 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
Elizabeth Underwood
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
Ann Wassick Reproductive Characteristics and Mating Behaviors of the Green Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, in its Introduced Range Dara Wilber
Hope Wertz Plastic Debris in Charleston Harbor: Characterizing Particles in the Field and Assessing their Effects on Juvenile Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria John Weinstein
Cameron Williams   Satomi Kohno