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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 Mike Janech
Aaron Burnham
Jefferson Canann Parasitism Rates, Host Species Preference, and Gender Determination for the Rhizocephalan Barnacle Loxothylacus panopaei Across a Salinity Gradient Amy Fowler
Maria Daughtry
Hayley DeHart A Comparison of Demographic and Genetic Estimates of Population Size in Bonnetheads (Sphyrna tiburo) and Sandbar Sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) Gavin Naylor
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 Wally Bubley
Rachel Grey Invasive Lionfish Biology Among Four Areas of the Western Atlantic and Caribbean Virginia Shervette
Zaida Hager A Comparison of Short-Term Mortality Rates for Snapper-Grouper Species Based on Common Release Methods Marcel Reichert
Katherine Harper 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
Whitney Heuring Monogamy without Biparental Care: Roles of Female Aggression and Mate Choice on Pair Stability Melissa Hughes
Janelle Johnson Observational Analyses for Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) and Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Behavior Associated with Trap Entry in the Blue Crab Fishery Amy Fowler
Asa Julien
Zac Lane John Zardus
Rachel Leads
Mark Lehtonen Effects of Hypoxia and Hypercapnic Hypoxia on Oxygen Transport and Acid-Base Status in the Atlantic Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, During Exercise Lou Burnett
Kevin Mack Responses of the Non-Native Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, to Extreme Cold Temperatures 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 A Genetic Assessment of the SCDNR Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus Stock Enhancement Program and Forecasting the Genetic Influences of Continued Stocking in South Carolina Using an Individual-Based Model Mike Denson
Christine Michael Gathering of Life History and Diet Data for Six Forage Fish Species Common in Reef and Near-Shore Habitats of the South Atlantic Bight Tracey Smart
Tokea Payton Zooplankton Exposure to Microplastic at Estuarine Tidal Fronts in Charleston Harbor, SC Phil Dustan
Lena Pound The Impact of Vitamin B12 and Nitrate on Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Production in Marine Eukaryotic Phytoplankton Peter Lee
Julia Reynolds
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 Rutter Effect of Weathered Crude Oil and Dispersant Exposure on the Health and Reproductive Success of Cyprinodon variegatus Paul Pennington
Wiley Sinkus Mercury Bioaccumulation in Offshore Reef Species from Waters of the Southeastern U.S. Virginia Shervette
Jessica Snyder Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Biogenic Sulfur in the Sea-Ice Diatom, Fragilariopsis Cylindrus Jack DiTullio
Jordan Taylor The Elasmobranch Fishes from the Late Eocene of South Carolina 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 Examining the Spatial and Temporal Trends in Reef Fish Species along the South Atlantic Bight Joey Ballenger
Ann Wassick Reproductive Characteristics and Mating Behaviors of the Green Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes armatus, in its Introduced Range Dara Wilber
Cameron Williams  Effects of Exposure to 17ß-Estradiol and Corexit-Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction of Crude Oil In Vitro on Sex Determination in the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis Satomi Kohno