Graduate Student Profiles 2020-2021

Graduate Student Profiles
Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
Evan Ashe Age, Growth, and Reproduction Biology of the White Grunt (Haemulon plumierii) off the U.S. Southeast Atlantic Coast Marcel Reichert
Courtney Bayles Assessment of Strand Feeding Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Waters surrounding Captain Sam's Inlet, South Carolina: are Anthropogenic Impacts Influencing This Specialized Foraging Strategy? Brian Balmer
Shannon Bley Investigation of Microplastics in Stormwater Ponds and Chronic Exposure to Grass Shrimp (Palaemon pugio) with a Focus on Tire Wear Particles John Weinstein
Brooke Blosser Microplastics in Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from South Carolina, USA John Weinstein
Elizabeth Bullard
Jacob Cashour The Physiological Stress Response and Post-Release Mortality of the Bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo Jody Beers
Jessica Daly Physiological costs of muscle parasite load in the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus Jody Beers
Delaney Drake U.S. Caribbean Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Conservation and Management: Filling Critical Life History Gaps Virginia Shervette
Jeffrey Good Investigation of the Life History and Trophic Ecology of the Atlantic Brief Squid, Lolliguncula brevis Peter Kingsley-Smith
Hunt Jones
Jenna Klingsick Providing Baseline Data to Link Extreme Precipitation and Runoff to Trace Metals in North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis) and Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Tissues Ed Wirth
Clayr Kroenke Application of eDNA, Metabarcoding, and PCR Techniques to Survey Community Variability and Pathogen Prevalence in Two South Salt Marsh Systems: A Pilot Study Thomas Greig
Gabrielle Kuba Identifying the Microbial Diversity of Macroalgal Species Across Phyla from the Hawaiian Islands Heather Fullerton
Julie Loewenstein Characterization of the Coral Metabolome Under Different pH and Temperature Regimes via 1H NMR Tracey Schock
Rebecca Lucia
Edwina Mathis Imposex Induction in the Eastern Mud Snail: Investigation of Organotins and Other RXR Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Charleston Harbor Demetri Spyropoulos
Robin Minch Do Environmental Conditions, Ontogeny, and Sexual Maturity Drive Changes in Ray Abundance and Distribution? Tracey Smart
Alexander Parry Assessing Heterotrophic Feeding in Ecologically Dominant Caribbean Sponge Species Christopher Freeman
Emily Parsons Roadmaps to Restoration: the Effects of Genetic Relatedness on Fertilization Success of Threatened Stony Corals in the Florida Keys  Cheryl Woodley
Nicole Principe Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Understand the Habitat Use and Distribution Patterns of Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Cooper River and Surrounding Waters of Charleston, South Carolina Norman Levine
Rachel Prostko Predator and Refuge Density Effects on Movement and Mating Behavior of Snapping Shrimp Alpheus angulosus Melissa Hughes
Jessica Ramirez Determining the Effects of No. 6 Fuel on Salt Marsh Plants and Comparing Replanting Techniques as an Oil Spill Response Tactic in Salt Marsh Ecosystems Paul Pennington
Josh Ratay
Brandon Reding
Ellen Reiber Population Genetic and Stock Enhancement Tools for Conservation of the Overfished White Seabass, Atractoscion nobilis Tanya Darden
Courtney Saldana
Augustus Snyder Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Increased Swimming Performance in the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, Due to Infection by the Myxozoan Parasite, Kudoa inornata Jody Beers
Jonathan Stewart The Impact of Select Fluorine Free Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) on the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica Ed Wirth
Carly Lynn Strange
Mary Ann Taylor Age, Growth, and Reproductive Life History of the Gobiid Fish Gobiosoma bosc in the Charleston Harbor Estuary Tony Harold
Michael Thienes Variability in Size at Maturity of Femail Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) in Coastal South Carolina Michael Kendrick
Conor Torris
Lindsey Transue Understanding Baseline Rhythms of Biological Sounds and Correlations to Traditional Biodiversity Measurements in Estuaries of South Carolina Eric Montie
Caroline Tribble Assessing the Influence of Anthropogenic Noise on Atlantic Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Vocalizations Using Long-Term Passive Acoustic Monitoring in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina Eric Montie
Lukas Troha
Juliana Ventresca Cold Temperature Tolerance of the Green Porcelain Crab's Egg Production and Development in its Non-Native Range

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Bob Podolsky

Josiah Waters Examining Temporal Patterns of Benthic Microalgal Community Structures in a South Carolina Salt Marsh Craig Plante
Jessica Wenclawiak
Morgan Will
Taylor Williams Heather Spalding
Matthew Young Utilizing Trace Elements and Stable Isotope Analysis to Reconstruct Distribution of Scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) and Carolina (Sphyrna gilberti) Hammerheads Gorka Sancho