Graduate Student Profiles 2020-2021

Graduate Student Profiles
Student Thesis Topic Major Advisor
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 Joseph Ballenger
Jacob Cashour The Physiological Stress Response and Post-Release Mortality of the Bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo Jody Beers
Leah DiMaggio
Delaney Drake U.S. Caribbean Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Conservation and Management: Filling Critical Life History Gaps Virginia Shervette
Raven Ferguson
Jeffrey Good Investigation of the Life History and Trophic Ecology of the Atlantic Brief Squid, Lolliguncula brevis Peter Kingsley-Smith
Maria Granquist
Ethan Johnson
Hunt Jones Christopher Freeman
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
Kassidy Lange
Kerryanne Litzenberg
Rebecca Lucia Melissa Hughes
Kelsey Martin
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
Alexandra Mitchell
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
Colin Perkins-Taylor
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
Anna Quintrell
Josh Ratay
Brandon Reding Walter Bubley
Ellen Reiber Population Genetic and Stock Enhancement Tools for Conservation of the Overfished White Seabass, Atractoscion nobilis Tanya Darden
Ian Rolfe
Courtney Saldana Tracey Schock
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 Antony Harold
Michael Thienes Variability in Size at Maturity of Femail Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) in Coastal South Carolina Michael Kendrick
Conor Torris John Zardus
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 Joseph Ballenger
Gabrielle Tutelo
Josiah Waters Examining Temporal Patterns of Benthic Microalgal Community Structures in a South Carolina Salt Marsh Craig Plante
Catlyn Wells
Jessica Wenclawiak John Weinstein
Morgan Will Peter Etnoyer
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
Adam Ziegler