USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

Thesis Director: Pamela Hallock Muller, Ph.D. Professor, College of Marine Science

Second Advisor

Thesis Committee Member: Heather Judkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Third Advisor

Thesis Committee Member: Thomas Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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This study will delve further into the ability of the foraminifers to survive significantly disruptive events by going dormant. Specifically, I will attempt to determine if any foraminifers are capable of transitioning to and from dormancy when subjected to hypoxic conditions for one month’s time. I hypothesize that more taxa than those outlined above are able to survive sudden hypoxia for at least four weeks’ time through a temporary dormancy mechanism.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

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