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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Feeding Specificity of the Photosynthetic Sacoglossan Sea Slug Elysia papillosa, Kourtney Sui Barber

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Springs of the Arabian Peninsula: Historical Trends, Current Status and Human Impact in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Jordan, Kamal M. Aljohani

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The Distribution and Biogeochemistry of Subtropical Intertidal Microbial Mats, Bert D. Anderson

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Investigating Student Conceptual Understanding of Structure and Function by Using Formative Assessment and Automated Scoring Models, Kelli Patrice Carter

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Density-Mediated Interactions Are Stronger but More Variable Than Trait-Mediated Interactions in Predator–Prey Systems, Travis M. Flock

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Design and Implementation of Degenerate qPCR/qRT-PCR Primers to Detect Microbial Nitrogen Metabolism in Wastewater and Wastewater-Related Samples, Ryan F. Keeley

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The Adaptations of the Sulfur-oxidizing, Gammaproteobacterium "Candidatus Endoriftia persephone", Endosymbiont of the Giant Tubeworm Riftia pachyptila, to Hydrothermal Vent Habitat Heterogeneity, Juliana M. Leonard

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Measuring Flowering Phenology and its Consequences: A Systematic Review, Samantha M. Mangum

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Investigating Among-Individual Growth Heterogeneity in Longleaf Pine: Advancing Dendrochronological Approaches, Jamie E. Munn

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Evaluating the Effect of Temperature on a Human Parasite and Its Intermediate Snail Host: Implications for a Changing Climate, Karena H. Nguyen

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Clinging in Plethodontid Salamanders, Mary Kathleen O'Donnell

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Genome Size and Host Specialization in Parasites, Nicholas Theodore Ogburn

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An Investigation of the Effects of the Parasitic Nematode Aplectana hamatospicula on the Performance and Behavior of Cuban Treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis), Kerri Surbaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Freshwater Wetland Creation in a Changing Urban Environment: Designing for Long-Term Viability, Aaron Thomas Ryan Brown

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Mangrove Distribution (1950-2014) in Tampa, Florida USA, Carolyn Cheatham Rhodes

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Land Use, Stream Stability, and Benthic Invertebrates in a Dry Forest Watershed of Western Costa Rica, Jacqueline Ann Demko

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Beyond Age and Stage: Consequences of Individual Variation in Demographic Traits, Erin Elizabeth Feichtinger

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Taxonomy, Ecology, and Behavior of the Kleptoplastic Sea Slug Elysia papillosa, William Alan Gowacki

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Zonation pattern and spatial arrangement of a Geukensia granosissima population in a mixed mangrove forest of Tampa Bay, Derrick Shane Hudson

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Ecological Epigenetics of Avian Range Expansions, Holly J. Kilvitis

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Response to Nitrogen and Salinity conditions in Rhizophora mangle Seedlings Varies by Site of Origin, Kristen L. Langanke

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Bioleaching Potential of Filamentous Fungi to Mobilize Lithium and Cobalt from Spent Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries, Aldo Lobos

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The Interaction of Scale and Temperature in Elastically Powered Movements, Jeffrey P. Olberding

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Epigenetic Response to Challenging Environmental Conditions, Marta Robertson

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Functional Trade-offs in Feeding Performance in Salamanders of the Family Salamandridae, Charlotte M. Stinson

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Consistency of Structural Color across Molts: The Effects of Environmental Conditions and Stress on Feather Ultraviolet Reflectance, Rebecca Lynn Windsor

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The Ecology of Antibiotic Resistance: Sources and Persistence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci and Antibiotic Resistant Genes in Aquatic Environments, Suzanne M. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Environmental Effects on the Biomechanics and Motor Physiology of Elastically Powered Movements in Chameleons, Christopher Van Anderson

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An investigation of the factors leading to invasion success of non-native plants using a system of native, introduced non-invasive, and invasive Eugenia congeners in Florida, Kerry Bohl

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Net Effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) and Fungicides on Anurans Across Life Stages, Jenise Brown

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The effects of scaling on bite force and suction index in the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), Nicholas Patrick Larghi

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Physiological and Behavioral Mechanisms of Range Expansion in the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Andrea Lyn Liebl

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Understanding Amphibian Decline: the Role of Pesticides and the Pathogenic Chytrid Fungus on Amphibians and Aquatic Communities, Taegan A. Mcmahon

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Evolution and Functional Morphology of the Cephalic Lobes in Batoids, Samantha Lynn Mulvany

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Growth and Herbivory of the Black Mangrove, Avicennia germinans, Along a Salinity Gradient, Danielle Neveu

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Ecological interactions influencing Avicennia germinans propagule dispersal and seedling establishment at mangrove-saltmarsh boundaries, Jennifer Mcclain Peterson

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Resistance and tolerance to trematode parasites in larval anurans, Brittany Sears

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Direct and Indirect Effects of Agrochemicals on Bacterial Pathogens and Fecal Indicator Bacteria, Zachery Staley

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Associational Resistance and Competition in the Asphondylia - Borrichia - Iva System, Keith Stokes

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Predation, Competition, and Nutrient Levels Affect the Survival of Escherichia coli, Enterococci and Enteric Pathogens in Aquatic Habitats, Pauline Wanjugi

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Reproductive Biology of the Southern Dwarf Siren, Pseudobranchus axanthus, in Southern Florida, Zachary Cole Adcock

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The Ecological Role of Rhizophytic Green Algae in Soft-bottom Habitats, Laura Bedinger

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Stable carbon isotope discrimination by rubisco enzymes relevant to the global carbon cycle, Amanda J. Boller

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Plant Species Richness and Species Area Relationships in a Florida Sandhill, Monica Ruth Downer

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Variability in Hydrology and Ecosystem Properties and Their Role in Regulating Soil Organic Matter Stability in Wetlands of West-Central Florida, Sharon Jean Feit

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Multisensory Integration in Shark Feeding Behavior, Jayne M. Gardiner

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Availability and Quality of Vegetation Affects Reproduction of the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in Improved Pastures, Anna Louise Hathaway

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Assessing the Link Between Coastal Development and the Quality of Fish Habitat in Mangrove Tidal Tributaries, Justin Micheal Krebs

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Effects of Short Shoot Number and Presence of an Apical Meristem on Rhizome Elongation, New Short Shoot Production, and New Rhizome Meristem Production of Thalassia Testudinum Banks and Solander Ex König Planting Units in Tampa Bay., Michael Vearl Meads

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Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Uptake in Thiomicrospira crunogena XCL–2 is ATP–sensitive and Enhances RubisCO–mediated Carbon Fixation, Kristy Jae Menning

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Consequences of Kleptoplasty on the Distribution, Ecology, and Behavior of the Sacoglossan Sea Slug, Elysia clarki, Michael Louis Middlebrooks

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Ontogeny and Littoral Structure of Lakes Created on Phosphate Mined Lands of Central Florida, Chrysoula Mitraki

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Modification of Trophic Links between an Omnivore and Macroinfaunal Prey from Sandy Beaches of differing Physical Regimes, Kristina Joan Morrow

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The biomechanics of tongue projection in the frog _Rana pipiens_: dynamics and temperature effects, Paula Sandusky

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Investigation of Reservoirs of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Water Quality on the Presence of Allochthonous Pathogens and the Ecology and Virulence of Vibrio vulnificus, Christopher Staley