Graduate Student Profiles 2022-2023

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
Hayden Bessette
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
Elizabeth Bullard Drivers of Estuarine Finfish Community Structure: A Case Study of South Carolina Coastal Estuaries Joseph Ballenger
Amanda Capuano
Christopher Carbon
Matt Carr
Kelly Cusick
Leah DiMaggio Virginia Shervette
Evan Dunn
Raven Ferguson Paul Pennington
Gautam Ghosh Michael Janech
Jessica Leigh Gibbs
Maria Granquist Thomas Greig
Ethan Johnson Jack DiTullio
Gabrielle Jones
Hunt Jones Does Microbiome Diversity Affect the Cycling and Retention of Nutrients in Caribbean Sponges? Christopher Freeman
Margaret Knight
Hannah Korper
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
Jesseca Kusher
Dimitrios Kyridis
Kassidy Lange Peter Etnoyer
Hannah Linde
Kerryanne Litzenberg Jody Beers
Rebecca Lucia Melissa Hughes
Kelsey Martin Ashley Boggs
Madeline Grace McGrew
Robin Minch Do Environmental Conditions, Ontogeny, and Sexual Maturity Drive Changes in Ray Abundance and Distribution? Tracey Smart
Alexandra Mitchell Michael Kendrick
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 Norman Levine
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 Heather Fullerton
Rachel Radick Heather Spalding
Josh Ratay David Owens
Brandon Reding Modeling the Effects of Sample Size on Empirically Derived Natural Mortality Estimates Based on Maximum Age Walter Bubley
Ellen Reiber Population Genetic and Stock Enhancement Tools for Conservation of the Overfished White Seabass, Atractoscion nobilis Tanya Darden
Ian Rolfe Heather Spalding
Courtney Saldana Effects of Predicted Future Ocean Acidification and Dredging-Induced Turbidity on the Scleractinian Coral Lipidome Tracey Schock
Mikayla Sonnenfield
Jonathan Stewart The Impact of Select Fluorine Free Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) on the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica Ed Wirth
Carly Lynn Strange Ecological Association of Early Life History Stages of Fishes with Bottom Coverage of Benthic Algae Antony Harold
Michael Thienes Variability in Size at Maturity of Femail Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) in Coastal South Carolina Michael Kendrick
Anna Thornton
Annabelle Tierney Andrew Tweel
Conor Torris A Survey of Epibionts of Marine Arthropods in the Charleston Estuary John Zardus
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 Modeling the Selectivity and Fishing Mortality of Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, in South Carolina from a Multiyear Tag-Recapture Study Joseph Ballenger
Gabrielle Tutelo Tracey Smart
Ryan Ware
Josiah Waters Examining Temporal Patterns of Benthic Microalgal Community Structures in a South Carolina Salt Marsh Craig Plante
Catlyn Wells Walter Bubley
Jessica Wenclawiak Plastic Litter in Charleston Harbor: Characterizing Spatiotemporal Changes in Abundance and Assessing Microplastic Uptake and Depuration in Oysters, Crassostrea virginica John Weinstein
Morgan Will Predictive Habitat Modeling of Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Coral Species in the Gulf of Mexico Peter Etnoyer
Taylor Williams Reproductive System and Population Connectivity of a Cryptogenic,
Invasive-Like Red Alga at Manawai, Papahānaumokuākea Marine
National Monument
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 Erik Sotka