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Grad Student Profiles 2017-2018

Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Erik Andersson Characterization of Growth Anomalies in Finger Coral (Porites compressa) Using Metabolomics and Trace 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
Amanda Bayless Determining Potential Threats to Acropora palmata Reproduction at Salt River Bay National Historic Site and Ecological Preserve Cheryl Woodley
Hannah Becker
Danielle Beers Marie DeLorenzo
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 Tony Harold
Alejandra Enriquez Heather Fullerton
Elizabeth Gugliotti Characterization of Warm-water Anomalies in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and Implications for Survival of the Deep-water Gorgonian Coral Adelogorgia phyllosclera Peter Etnoyer
Alina Hall A Multi-omic Approach to Identifying Potential Settlement Cues in Cetacean Epidermis for the Tassel Barnacle, Xenobalanus globiciptis John Zardus
Breanne Hanson
Tyler Harrell Characterization of the FGF21/Adiponectin/Ceramide Axis in Managed Bottlenosed Dolphins Mike Janech
Morgan Hart Acoustic Tracking of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) Released in the Charleston Harbor Estuarine System, South Carolina Steve Arnott
Katie Hoffman Mike Arendt
David Jones Virginia Shervette
Asa Julien Quantifying the Demographics, Habitat Characteristics, and Foundation Species Role of the Ribbed Mussel (Geukensia demissa) in South Carolina Salt Marshes Peter Kingsley-Smith
Jessica Karan Paul Nolan
Sarah Kell Identifying Sources of Microplastic Tire Wear Particles in Charleston Harbor John Weinstein
Anna Kimelblatt Spatial and temporal variability in Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) spawning habitat, early development rates and egg quality in the ACE Basin, South Carolina 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 Tracey Schock
Alyssa Marian Eric Montie
Edwina Mathis
Tessa Pfeifer Barbara Beckingham
Chris Pickens Tracey Smart
Teresa Popp Examining the Reproductive Biology and Ecological Impacts of the Green Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, in its Non-native Range Dara Wilber
Zach Proux Deep-Sea Coral Abundance and Diversity on the West Florida Shelf Leslie Sautter
Meghan Reilly Life History of Complemental Males in the Commensal Barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria and the Influence of Substratum on Sex John Zardus
Kevin Spanik Improving Diet Resolution for Reef-Associated Large Piscivorous Predators in the U.S. Southeast Atlantic Using Molecular Tools Tracey Smart
Megan Sporre Detection of Multiple Paternity in Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Egg Clutches from Charleston, SC Through the Use of Novel Molecular Techniques Allan Strand
Mary Ann Taylor Age, Growth, and Reproductive Life History of the Gobiid Fish Gobiosoma bosc in the Charleston Harbor Estuary Tony Harold
Caroline Vill Tom Greig
Graham Wagner Age, Growth and Reproductive Biology of Two Data-deficient Parrotfishes in the U.S. Caribbean Virginia Shervette
Nick Weber Physiological Stress Response and Post-Release Survival of Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) Captured in Shore-Based and Charter Recreational Fisheries Gorka Sancho
Emily Welling Effect of Summer Temperatures on Aerobic Scope in Juvenile Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus Eric McElroy
Sarah Zuidema Michael Kendrick