FY 16 Award (2016-2021)
- Martinez-Rivera, S. (2018). Reproductive biology of the female red deep-sea crab, Chaceon quinquedens (Smith, 1878) in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMES.
- Griffin, E. (2018). Examining stock structure of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) through photo-identification and genetic analyses. M.S. thesis, SSU.
- Hanif, A. (2019). Diet and microbiota of Gulf menhaden, a key forage filter feeding fish species. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMCES-IMET.
- Price, A.L. (2019). Comparing localized feeding ecology of Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) at natural and artificial reefs using gut content and stable isotope analyses. M.S. thesis, UMES.
- Galvez, B. (2019). Trophic ecology of juvenile weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) in the Delaware Bay using stable isotope and stomach content analyses. M.S. thesis, DSU.
- Munguia, A. (2019). Feeding ecology and food web linkages of yearling Chinook Salmon (O. tshawytscha) migrating through the Lower Columbia River and Estuary. M.S. thesis, OSU.
- Wenker, R. (2019). Sea whip coral (Leptogorgia virgulata) in the mid-Atlantic Bight: Colony complexity, age, and growth. M.S. thesis, UMES.
- Ramirez, M. (2019). It’s in their bones: ecological drivers of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) somatic growth and population dynamics. Ph.D. thesis, OSU.
- Rodriguez, J.J. (2019). Use of glycan epitopes to characterize Mytilus edulis hemocytes and their molecular interactions with Proctoeces maculatus and Himasthla quissetensis. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMES.
- Schweitzer, C. (2019). The effects of commercial trap fishing on benthic structural habitat and fish abundance in the Mid-Atlantic: Case study of Black Sea Bass Centropristisstriata. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMES.
- Kleponis, N. (2019). Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata), Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata), and Black Scoter (M. americana) Winter Habitat Associations in Delaware Bay. M.S. thesis. DSU.
- Rosales, D. (2020). Assessing the microbial, phytoplankton community and associated water quality in the Delaware and Maryland Coastal Bays. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMES.
- Lawrence, A. (2020). Investigating morphometric and physiological maturity alongside insulin-like androgenic gland expression and size of male C. borealis in Southern New England. M.S. thesis, UMCES-IMET.
- Mayes, C. (2020). An ecosystem-based modeling approach towards the development of a predator-prey growth model for Blueﬁsh, Striped Bass, and Menhaden in the Mid-Atlantic. M.S. thesis, Hampton University (HU).
- Pappas, A. (2020). Winter bloom dynamics and molecular analysis of benthic sediments for the toxic dinoflagellate, Dinophysis acuminata, at Torquay Canal Rehoboth Bay, Delaware, USA. M.S. thesis, DSU.
- Drayton, D. (2020). Microplastic accumulation at oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs in Savannah, GA. M.S. thesis, SSU.
- McLean, J. (2020). Optimization of DNA extraction and PCR methods for Pacific lamprey gut content analysis. M.S. thesis, HU.
- Munoz-Ruiz, E.C. (2020). Assessment of microplastic fibers in Placopecten magellanicus. M.S. thesis, UMES.
- Cruz-Marrero, W. (2020). Utilizing a camera sled for assessment of benthic resources: Estimating community diversity in Maryland, and population status of queen conch in Puerto Rico. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMES.
- O’Farrell, H. (2021). Modeling shark bycatch mitigation strategies in longline fisheries. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Miami, RSMAS.
- Pelekai, K. (2021). Evaluation of Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus anatomical structures as records. M.S. thesis, OSU.
- Geiger, S.M. (2021). An analysis of distribution and abundance of microplastics in water and sediments from the Lower Wassaw Sound Estuary and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. M.S. thesis, SSU.
- Hildebrandt, S. (2021). Investigating the impacts of oyster-conditioned-water on Crassostrea virginica larval direct setting efficiency. M.S. thesis, HU.
- Denson, L. (2021). The Effect of environmental variation at differing spatial and temporal scales on stock assessment inputs and outputs with a focus on King Mackerel in the US Gulf of Mexico. Ph.D. Dissertation, UM-RSMAS.
NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)