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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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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Foraging decisions of nocturnal mice under direct and indirect cues of predation risk, Robbin G. Capers

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CHK2 is Negatively Regulated by Protein Phosphatase 2A, Alyson Freeman

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Bird communities of isolated cypress wetlands along an urban gradient in Hillsborough County, Florida, Nathaniel L. Goddard

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Maintaining biodiversity with a mosaic of wetlands: Factors affecting amphibian species richness among small isolated wetlands in central Florida, Jackie Guzy

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Anuran and tree community structure of cypress domes in Tampa, Florida, relative to time since incorporation within the urban landscape, Christopher Haggerty

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Discrimination of Human and Non-Human Sources of Pollution in Gulf of Mexico Waters by Microbial Source Tracking Methods and the Investigation of the Influence of Environmental Factors on Escherichia coli Survival, Asja Korajkic

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Immune redistribution to skin in wild and domesticated songbirds, Joshua Ryan Kuhlman

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Evolution of the Hammerhead Cephalofoil: Shape Change, Space Utilization, and Feeding Biomechanics in Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrnidae), Kyle Reid Mara

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Depositional dynamics in seagrass systems of Tampa Bay, FL: Influence of hydrodynamic regime and vegetation density on ecosystem function, Alison Cheryl Meyers

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Experimental translocation of the Florida sand skink (Plestiodon [=Neoseps] reynoldsi): Success of a restricted species across diverse microhabitats, Nicholas Paul Osman

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Geographic Variation in Life History Tactics, Adaptive Growth Rates, and Habitatspecific Adaptations in Phylogenetically Similar Species: The Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, and the Florida Scrub Lizard, Sceloporus woodi, Travis R. Robbins

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The distribution and population dynamics of the golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli) at its southern range periphery, Sarah A. Smiley