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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Testing the Efficacy of Recompression Tools to Reduce the Discard Mortality of Reef Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, Oscar E. Ayala

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Organochlorine Pesticides, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Snapper (Family Lutjanidae) from Cuba and the Wider Gulf of Mexico, Brigid E. Carr

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A Health Evaluation of Gulf of Mexico Golden Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) and Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Kristina Leigh Deak

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A Process-based Approach to Evaluating the Role of Organic Ligands in Trace Metal Cycling in the Marine Environment, Travis Mellett

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Investigation of Retention Versus Export of Planktonic Fish Eggs in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Bich Vi Viviane Nguyen

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Development of a Benthic Foraminifera Based Marine Biotic Index (Foram-AMBI) for the Gulf of Mexico: a Decision Support Tool, Bryan O'Malley

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Plio-Pleistocene Antarctic Ice-Ocean Interactions in the Ross Sea, Catherine Prunella

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Mechanisms of Carbon Movement and Stabilization in Mangrove Wetlands, Carey Schafer

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Hepatobiliary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Pelagic Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Madison R. Schwaab

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Analytical Methods and Critical Analyses Supporting Thermodynamically Consistent Characterizations of the Marine CO2 System, Jonathan D. Sharp

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Large Thecosome Pteropods of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Species Abundance, Spatial and Vertical Distribution With a Temporal Comparison of Shell Thickness, Sarah M. Shedler

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure, Hepatic Accumulation, and Associated Health Impacts in Gulf of Mexico Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps), Susan M. Snyder

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Investigating the Isotope Signatures of Dissolved Iron in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, Brent A. Summers

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Modeling Early Life: Ontogenetic Growth and Behavior Affect Population Connectivity in Gulf of Mexico Marine Fish, Kelly Vasbinder

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Isotope-Based Methods for Evaluating Fish Trophic Geographies, Julie L. Vecchio

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Use of Spectrofluorometry to Detect Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment, Mary Iris Abercrombie

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Can Florida's Springs Coast provide a Potential Refuge for Calcifying Organisms? Evidence from Benthic Foraminifera, Kyle E. Amergian

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Iron-Virus Interactions: Development and Testing of the Ferrojan Horse Hypothesis, Chelsea Bonnain

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DNA Barcoding of Fish Eggs in the Gulf of Mexico, Makenzie Burrows

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Ecological Responses of Seascape Heterogeneity, Dinorah H. Chacin

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Species Abundance, Spatial and Vertical Distributionsof Large Heteropods (Pterotracheidae and Carinariidae)in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Kristine A. Clark

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Zooplankton Community Structure in the NE Gulf of Mexico: Impacts of Environmental Variability and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Kate M. Dubickas

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Life History Through the Eyes of a Hogfish: Evidence of Trophic Growth and Differential Juvenile Habitat Use, Meaghan E. Faletti

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Population Demographics of Golden Tilefish Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps in the Gulf of Mexico, Greta J. Helmueller

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Regeneration of Trace Metals During Phytoplankton Decay: An Experimental Study, Adrienne P. Hollister

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Estimating Coastal Water Turbidity Using VIIRS Nighttime Measurement, Chih-Wei Huang

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Untapped Potential of Gorgonian Octocorals for Detecting Environmental Change in Biscayne National Park, Florida, USA, Selena A. Kupfner Johnson

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High-Resolution Investigation of Event Driven Sedimentation: Response and Evolution of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout in the Sedimentary System, Rebekka A. Larson

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Variations of Sedimentary Biogenic silica in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon and IXTOC-I Oil Spill., Jong Jin Lee

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Variations of Global Ocean Salinity from Multiple Gridded Argo Products, Chao Liu

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Fish Communities on Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Elizabeth C. Viau

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Reconstructing Geographic and Trophic Histories of Fish Using Bulk and Compound-Specific Stable Isotopes from Eye Lenses, Amy A. Wallace

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Studies of the Long-term Change of Global Mean and Regional Sea Surface Height, Yingli Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Ecophysiology of Oxygen Supply in Cephalopods, Matthew A. Birk

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Remote Estimation of Surface Water pCO2 in the Gulf of Mexico, Shuangling Chen

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Spatial Dynamics and Productivity of a Gulf of Mexico Commercial Reef Fish Fishery Following Large Scale Disturbance and Management Change, Marcy Lynn Cockrell

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Quantifying the Probability of Lethal Injury to Florida Manatees Given Characteristics of Collision Events., B. Lynn Combs

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Diversity of ssDNA Phages Related to the Family Microviridae within the Ciona robusta Gut, Alexandria Creasy

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Use of a Towed Camera System along the west Florida shelf: A Case Study of the Florida Middle Grounds Benthic Marine Communities, Katie S. Davis

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Using Ecosystem-Based Modeling to Describe an Oil Spill and Assess the Long-Term Effects, Lindsey N. Dornberger

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Extending Spectrophotometric pHT Measurements in Coastal and Estuarine Environments, Nora Katherine Douglas

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Evaluating the use of larval connectivity information in fisheries models and management in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Drexler

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Predator-Prey Relationships in a Changing Ocean: From System Design to Education, Ileana M. Freytes-Ortiz

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Application of Image Recognition Technology to Foraminiferal Assemblage Analyses, Christian Helmut Gfatter

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Evaluation of trace-metal and isotopic records as techniques for tracking lifetime movement patterns in fishes, Jennifer E. Granneman

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The Stability of Sand Waves in a Tidally-Influenced Shipping Channel, Tampa Bay, Florida, John Willis Gray

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Application of Modern Foraminiferal Assemblages to Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction: Case Studies from Coastal and Shelf Environments, Christian Haller

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Integrating Towed Underwater Video with Multibeam Acoustics for Mapping Benthic Habitat and Assessing Reef Fish Communities on the West Florida Shelf, Alexander Ross Ilich

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Evaluating Beach Water Quality and Dengue Fever Risk Factors by Satellite Remote Sensing and Artificial Neural Networks, Abdiel Elias Laureano-Rosario

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Microbial Associations of Four Species of Algal Symbiont-Bearing Foraminifera from the Florida Reef Tract, USA, Makenna May Martin

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Environmental controls on the geochemistry of Globorotalia truncatulinoides in the Gulf of Mexico: Implications for paleoceanographic reconstructions, Caitlin Elizabeth Reynolds

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Dormancy in the Amphistegina gibbosa Holobiont: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications for the Foraminifera, Benjamin J. Ross

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Optical Remote Sensing of Oil Spills in the Gulf of Mexico, Shaojie Sun

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Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Pelagic Sargassum in the Intra-Americas Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Mengqiu Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Packaging of Genetic Material by Gene Transfer Agents (GTAs) Produced by Marine Roseobacter Species and Their Effect on Stimulating Bacterial Growth, Shahd Bader Aljandal

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Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Soil Composition and Accumulation Rates in Mangrove Wetlands, Joshua L. Breithaupt

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Characterizing Benthic Habitats Using Multibeam Sonar and Towed Underwater Video in Two Marine Protected Areas on the West Florida Shelf, USA, Jennifer L. Brizzolara

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Latitudinal Position and Trends of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and its Relationship with Upwelling in the Southern Caribbean Sea and Global Climate Indices, Kaitlyn E. Colna

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Calibration-free Spectrophotometric Measurements of Carbonate Saturation States in Seawater, Erin E. Cuyler

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Viruses in marine animals: Discovery, detection, and characterizarion, Elizabeth Fahsbender

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Quantity Trumps Quality: Bayesian Statistical Accumulation Modeling Guides Radiocarbon Measurements to Construct a Chronology in Real-time, Devon Robert Firesinger

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Characterizing Gross Lesions in Corals on Fringing Reefs of Taiwan and Hainan Island, China, Adrienne George

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Reef Fish Biodiversity in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Megan E. Hepner

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Investigating Marine Resources in the Gulf of Mexico at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales of Inquiry, Joshua Paul Kilborn

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Southern Ocean Transport by Combining Satellite Altimetry and Temperature/Salinity Profile Data, Michael Kosempa

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Role of viruses within metaorganisms: Ciona intestinalis as a model system, Brittany A. Leigh

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Evaluating satellite and supercomputing technologies for improved coastal ecosystem assessments, Matthew James Mccarthy

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Stable Isotopes in the Eye Lenses of Doryteuthis plei: Exploring Natal Origins and Migratory Patterns in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Brenna A. Meath

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Genetic Identification and Population Characteristics of Deep-Sea Cephalopod Species in the Gulf of Mexico and Northwestern Atlantic Ocean, Amanda Sosnowski

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Investigation of Sediment Ridges Using Bathymetry and Backscatter near Clearwater, Florida, Lewis Stewart

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Resolving chronological and temperature constraints on Antarctic deglacial evolution through improved dating methodology, Cristina Subt

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Subtropical benthos vary with reef type, depth, and grazing intensity, Kara R. Wall

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Diversity and Distribution of Diatom Endosymbionts in Amphistegina spp. (Foraminifera) Based on Molecular and Morphological Techniques, Kwasi H. Barnes

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Abundance of Archaias angulatus on the West Florida Coast Indicates the Influence of Carbonate Alkalinity over Salinity, Sean Thomas Beckwith

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Resource Use Overlap in a Native Grouper and Invasive Lionfish, Joseph Schmidt Curtis

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Miocene Contourite Deposition (along-slope) near DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico: A Product of an Enhanced Paleo-Loop Current, Shane Christopher Dunn

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Trophic Ecology and Habitat Use of Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus ), Benjamin Neal Kurth

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Characterization of Bacterial Diversity in Cold-Water Anthothelidae Corals, Stephanie Nichole Lawler

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Whiting Events Off Southwest Florida: Remote Sensing and Field Observations, Jacqueline Long

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Pollutants and Foraminiferal Assemblages in Torrecillas Lagoon: An Environmental Micropaleontology Approach, Michael Martinez-Colon

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An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Reef Fish Management in the Gulf of Mexico, Michelle D. Masi

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Photic Stress in Symbiont-Bearing Reef Organisms: Analyses of Photosynthetic Performance, Natasha Mendez-Ferrer

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A Habitat Analysis of Estuarine Fishes and Invertebrates, with Observations on the Effects of Habitat-Factor Resolution, Brianna Michaud

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Evaluation of Search and Rescue Planning Tools on the West Florida Shelf, Benjamin O'loughlin

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West Florida Shelf Connectivity: An Exploratory Study, Amanda Sue Reinert

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An Early Paleogene Palynological Assemblage from the Sabrina Coast, East Antarctica: New Species and Implications for Depositional History, Catherine Davies Smith

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Pepper Mild Mottle Virus as a Surrogate for Enteric Viruses: Implications for Assessing Water Quality, Erin Michelle Symonds

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Novel Techniques in Chemical Ecology to Examine Life Histories in Fishes, Orian Tzadik

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Influence of Water Quality on Stony Coral Diversity and Net Community Productivity in the Florida Keys, María Vega-Rodriguez

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Acropora Habitat Evaluation and Restoration Site Selection Using a Species Distribution Modeling Approach, Katherine Wirt Ames

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Development of a Fluorescence-based Reverse Flow Injection Analysis (rFIA) Method for Quantifying Ammonium at Nanomolar Concentrations in Oligotrophic Seawater, William Abbott

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Vulnerability of Larval Fish Populations to Oil Well Blowouts in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Emily Chancellor

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Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds: Measurement in Tampa Bay, Removal from Sewage and Development of an Estrogen Receptor Model, Monica Mion Cook

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Influence of Water Column Stratification and Nutrient Gradients on the Migratory Behavior of the Red Tide Dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, Matthew Garrett

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Millennial-scale Variability of a Major East Antarctic Outlet Glacier during the Last Glaciation, Michelle Guitard

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Population Dynamics of the Little Gulper Shark (Centrophorus uyato) and Community Analyses of Elasmobranch Species in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Jacquelin Joye Hipes

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Comparison of Otolith-Based Growth Rates and Microchemistry in Red Drum Before, During, and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Brock Charles Houston

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Comparison of Isotope-Based Biomass Pathways with Groundfish Community Structure in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Sheri Ann Huelster

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A Study on the Integration of Multivariate MetOcean, Ocean Circulation, and Trajectory Modeling Data with Static Geographic Information Systems for Better Marine Resources Management and Protection During Coastal Oil Spill Response – A Case Study and Gap Analysis on Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Tidal Inlets, Richard Ray Knudsen

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Historical and Current Population Patterns of the Staghorn Coral (_Acropora cervicornis_) in Dry Tortugas National Park, Kaitlyn Lizza