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Thesis Defense

Jason Smith

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the MRRI auditorium

"Effects of Irradiance Levels on the Abundance of Ice-Binding Protein Transcripts in the Sea-Ice Diatom, Fragilariopsis cylindrus"

Defense Chair: Dr. Allan Strand
Major Advisor: Dr. Michael Janech
Thesis Committee Members: Dr. Jack DiTullio, Dr. Peter Lee, Dr. Christine Byrum


Vanessa Bezy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the MRRI auditorium

"Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) Embryo Mortality as a Function of the Nest Microbial Community at Ostional, Costa Rica"

Defense Chair: Dr. Andrew Shedlock
Major Advisor: Dr. Craig Plante
Thesis Committee Members: Dr. Roldán Valverde, Dr. David Owens, Dr. Christine Byrum


Jacqueline Leidig

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the MRRI auditorium

"Genetic Population Structure of Black Drum (Pogonias cromis) in U.S. Waters"

Defense Chair: Dr. Lou Burnett
Major Advisor: Dr. Virginia Shervette
Thesis Committee Members: Dr. Tanya Darden, Dr. Melissa Hughes, Mr. Christopher McDonough