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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dynamics and Survival of Coral and Octocoral Juveniles following Disturbance on Patch Reefs of the Florida Reef Tract, Lucy Bartlett

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A Multi-Scale Approach to Study Predator-Prey Interactions and Habitat Use of Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboids, Dinorah Helena Chacin

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Cloning and Characterization of IL-1β, IL-8, IL-10, and TNFα from Golden Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) and Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus), Kristina L. Deak

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Distribution of Dissolved Trace Metals and Carbon System Parameters in the Surface Waters of the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay, Matthew Matthias Elliott

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Influence of Diet on Element Incorporation in the Shells of Two Bivalve Molluscs: Argopecten irradians concentricus and Mercenaria mercenaria, William Noland Elsaesser

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Marine Viral Diversity and Spatiotemporal Variability, Dawn Goldsmith

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Use of a Towed Camera System for Estimating Reef Fish Populations Densities on the West Florida Shelf, Sarah Elizabeth Grasty

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Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms: Their role in structuring the organismal community on the West Florida Shelf, Alisha Marie Gray

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Variability in the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Larval Scombrid Abundance in the Gulf of Mexico, Sennai Y. Habtes

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Assessments of surface-pelagic drift communities and behavior of early juvenile sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Robert F. Hardy

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Growth Rates in Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Before and After the Deepwater Horizon Blowout, Elizabeth Shea Herdter

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Epibenthic Mobile Invertebrates along the Florida Reef Tract: Diversity and Community Structure, Kristin Netchy

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Improving Spectrophotometric Carbon System Measurements, Mark Patsavas

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Investigations of the Physical and Analytical Chemistry of Iron in Aqueous Solutions, James Patten

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Using Otolith Elemental Composition to Track the Habitat Use, Movements, and Life History Patterns of Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) and Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in the Tampa Bay Estuary, Holly Jacqueline Rolls

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Ontogenetic Diet Shifts and Prey Preference of a Generalist Predatory Fish, Brittany Jalene Scharf

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Exploring Variability in Population Dynamics and the Influence of Environmental Factors on Recruitment of an Estuarine Fish, Elizabeth Herdter Smith

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Timing of Svalbard/Barents Sea Ice Sheet Decay during the Last Glacial Termination, Tasha Snow

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites as a Biomarker of Exposure to Oil in Demersal Fishes Following the Deepwater Horizon Blowout, Susan Susan Snyder

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RNA Detection Technology for Applications in Marine Science: Microbes to Fish, Robert Michael Ulrich

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Developing an In-season Predictor of Commercial Landings for Quota Monitoring in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mary Janine Vara

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Spatial and Temporal Extent of a Subsurface Hydrocarbon Intrusion Following the Deepwater Horizon Blowout, Kathleen Watson

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A Multi-Proxy Approach to Understanding Abrupt Climate Change and Laurentide Ice Sheet Melting History Based on Gulf of Mexico Sediments, Clare Carlisle Williams

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Eukaryotic Gene Expression Patterns of Microorganisms in the Amazon River Plume Parallel the Biogeochemistry of Plume Waters, Brian L. Zielinski

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Investigation of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) Optical Properties, Nutrients, and Salinity in Coastal Florida: Springshed to Estuaries, Ana Rosa Arellano

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The Combined Effects of Light and Temperature on Coral Bleaching: A Case Study of the Florida Reef Tract Using Satellite Data, Brian Burnel Barnes

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The Spectrophotometric Analysis of Lead Carbonate Complexation and Carbonate Saturation States in Seawater, Regina Anita Easley

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Hearing and Echolocation in Stranded and Captive Odontocete Cetaceans, Danielle Greenhow

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Investigation of Condition Effects on Batch Fecundity of the Common Snook, Centropomus undecimalis, in Tampa Bay, Florida, Catherine Michelle Bruger Hayslip

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Metabolism in corals from Antarctica, the deep-sea, and the shallow subtropics: contrasts in temperature, depth, and light, Lara Henry

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Understanding Transport Variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current Using Ocean Bottom Pressure, Jessica Makowski

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Biochemical Aspects of the Thermal Sensitivity and Energy Balance of Polar, Tropical and Subtropical Teleosts, Eloy Martinez

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Development of novel nano-composite membranes as introduction systems for mass spectrometers: Contrasting nano-composite membranes and conventional inlet systems, Luis Miranda

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Structure and Function of Pinniped Vibrissae, Christin Taylor Murphy

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Impacts of the Anomalous Mississippi River Discharge and Diversions on Phytoplankton Blooming in Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Brendan O'connor

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Gradients in Season, Latitude, and Sea Ice: Their Effect on Metabolism and Stable Isotopic Composition of Antarctic Micronekton, Erica H. Ombres

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Light-Environment Controls and Basal Resource Use of Planktonic and Benthic Primary Production, Kara Radabaugh

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Relative Survival of Gags Mycteroperca microlepis Released Within a Recreational Hook-and-Line Fishery: Application of the Cox Regression Model to Control for Heterogeneity in a Large-Scale Mark-Recapture Study, Beverly J. Sauls

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Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Sediments within the Hillsborough Bay Watershed, Candice Simmons

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Harmful Algal Blooms of the West Florida Shelf and Campeche Bank: Visualization and Quantification using Remote Sensing Methods, Inia Mariel Soto Ramos

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Investigations for utilizing pteropods as bioindicators of environmental change along the western Antarctic Peninsula, Paul Mark Suprenand

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Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Thermal Stress in Archaias angulatus (Class Foraminifera), Heidi M. Toomey

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Use of Stable Isotope and Trace Metal Signatures to Track the Emigration of Female Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus, from Tampa Bay, Sky Barrington Williams

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Synoptic to interannual variability in volumetric flushing in Tampa Bay, FL using observational data and a numerical model, Monica Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An Ecological Assessment of a Juvenile Estuarine Sportfish, Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis), in a Tidal Tributary of Tampa Bay, Florida, Adam Benjamin Brame

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A CTD Biotag for Mid-sized Marine Predators, Heather Broadbent

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Production of Bioactive Secondary Metabolites by Florida Harmful Bloom Dinoflagellates Karenia brevis and Pyrodinium bahamense, Cheska Burleson

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Aging of Florida Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus, Through the Biochemical Extraction of Lipofuscin, Claire Elizabeth Crowley

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Florida Fishery-Wide Reproductive Indices of Stone Crab, Menippe mercenaria, and Their Application to Stock Assessment and Management, Claire Elizabeth Crowley

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Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Air-Sea Carbon Dioxide Fluxes of Florida Bay, Christopher Michael Dufore

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Evidence for Viral Infection in the Copepods Labidocera aestiva and Acartia tonsa in Tampa Bay, Florida, Darren Stephenson Dunlap

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Compound-Specific Stable Isotopic Analysis of Protein Amino Acids: Ecological Applications in Modern and Ancient Systems, Greg Ellis

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Thermal Determinants of Nest Site Selection in Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Caretta caretta, at Casey Key, Florida, Lindsey Nicole Flynn

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Assessment of Diver Impact During the Spiny Lobster Sport Season, Florida Keys, USA, Mark Lewis Hartman

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Remote Sensing of Whitings in the Bahamas, Ryan Allen Lloyd

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Sediment transport and distribution over continental shelves: a glimpse at two different river-influenced systems, the Cariaco Basin and the Amazon Shelf., Laura Lorenzoni

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A Study of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, in Tampa Bay: Effects of Perkinsus marinus on Reproduction and Condition, Bridgit Melora Mccrickard

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Occurrence, Toxicity, and Diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia in Florida Coastal Waters, Sheila O'dea

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Spatial and Temporal Variability of Remotely Sensed Ocean Color Parameters in Coral Reef Regions, Daniel Brooks Otis

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Micronekton and Macrozooplankton of the Western Antarctic Peninsula and the Eastern Ross Sea: Contrast Between Two Different Thermal Regimes, Melanie Leigh Parker

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Responses to Chemical Exposure by Foraminifera: Distinguishing Dormancy From Mortality, Benjamin James Ross

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On the spatial and temporal variability of upwelling in the southern Caribbean Sea and its influence on the ecology of phytoplankton and of the Spanish sardine (Sardinella aurita), Digna Tibisay Rueda-Roa

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Optical Detection and Classification of Phytoplankton Taxa through Spectral Analysis, Daniel Tyler Sensi

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Dolphin Sound Production and Distribution on the West Florida Shelf, Peter Simard

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Sea surface height: A versatile climate variable for investigations of decadal change, Philip Robert Thompson

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Shelf-scale Mapping of Fish Distribution Using Active and Passive Acoustics, Carrie Christy Wall

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Influence of Temperature on Yolk Resorption by Centropomus undecimalis Larvae, Claudia Catalina Baron-Aguilar

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Initial Ablation of the Laurentide Ice Sheet Based on Gulf of Mexico Sediments, Elizabeth A. Brown

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Taxonomy and Geochemistry of the Globigerinoides ruber-elongatus Plexus, with Paleontological Implications, Elizabeth Ann Brown

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A Comparative Study of Eucalanoid Copepods Residing in Different Oxygen Environments in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific: An Emphasis on Physiology and Biochemistry, Christine J. Cass

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Microbial Landscapes of Corals and Ctenophores, Camille Arian Daniels

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Population Biology, Ecology, and Ecosystem Contributions of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) from Natural and Artificial Habitats in Tampa Bay, Florida, Michael Drexler

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Microbial Ecology and Functional Genomics of Deep-Water Coral-Associated Microbes, Julia Parker Galkiewicz

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Cataloguing Diseases and Pests in Captive Corals, Adrienne George

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Evaluating Lethal and Sub-Lethal Effects of Catch-and-Release Angling in Florida's Central Gulf Coast Recreational Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) Fishery, Kathryn Yvonne Guindon

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From Source to Sink: An Isotopic Perspective on the Biogeochemical Relationship between the Everglades and Florida Bay, Ana Maria Hoare

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High-Resolution Event Stratigraphy of mm-Scale Laminated Sediments from Coastal Salt Ponds: St. John, US Virgin Islands, Rebekka Amie Larson

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Impacts of Artificial Reefs on Surrounding Ecosystems, Sarine Manoukian

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Underwater Hearing in the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta): A Comparison of Behavioral and Auditory Evoked Potential Audiograms, Kelly Martin

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Seasonal Changes in the Sinking Particulate Flux and in the Nitrogen Cycle within the Euphotic and Twilight Zones of the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, Enrique Montes-Herrera

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Improvements to a Real-Time, Satellite-Derived Surface Current Product (OSCAR) and Evaluation in the Intra-American Sea, Mindy Jo Robinson

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A Sedimentary Record of Regional Land-Use and Climate Change in the Manatee River, Manatee County, Florida, Patrick Schwing

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Foraminiferal Assemblages on Sediment and Reef Rubble at Conch Reef, Florida USA, Christy Michelle Stephenson

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Assessment of Fertility Potential in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): An ELISA-based Biomarker Analysis, Leslie Schwierzke Wade

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Dynamics of Stony Coral Assemblages on Patch Reefs of the Upper Florida Reef Tract, Including Biscayne National Park, Amy Wallace

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Potential Habitat of Acropora spp. on Florida Reefs, Katherine Wirt

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Sex and the Seas: Gene Transfer Agents, Elizabeth Young