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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: The Product of an Enhanced 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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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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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

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Understanding Climate Change and Sea Level: A Case Study of Middle School Student Comprehension and An Evaluation of Tide Gauges off the Panama Canal in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Juan Carlos Millan-Otoya

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Dissolved Nutrient Distributions in the Gulf of Mexico Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Ashley Ann Parks

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Insights into the Challenges of Modeling the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Esa-Matti Tastula

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Field Observations and Novel Methodologies for Carbon System Assessments in Coastal Waters, Bo Yang

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

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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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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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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