Theses & Dissertations

FY 16 Award (2016-2022) 

  1. Goffe, S. (2022). Population ecology of pinfish, and fish assemblage dynamics in the nearshore areas of Maryland Coastal Bays, 1993-2018. M.S. thesis, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
  2. O’Farrell, H. (2021). Modeling shark bycatch mitigation strategies in longline fisheries. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Miami, RSMAS. 
  3. Pelekai, K. (2021). Evaluation of Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus anatomical structures as records. M.S. thesis, OSU.
  4. 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.
  5. Hildebrandt, S. (2021). Investigating the impacts of oyster-conditioned-water on Crassostrea virginica larval direct setting efficiency. M.S. thesis, HU.
  6. 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.
  7. Rosales, D. (2020).  Assessing the microbial, phytoplankton community and associated water quality in the Delaware and Maryland Coastal Bays. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMES.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. Drayton, D. (2020).  Microplastic accumulation at oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs in Savannah, GA. M.S. thesis, SSU.
  12. McLean, J. (2020).  Optimization of DNA extraction and PCR methods for Pacific lamprey gut content analysis. M.S. thesis, HU. 
  13. Munoz-Ruiz, E.C. (2020). Assessment of microplastic fibers in Placopecten magellanicus. M.S. thesis, UMES. 
  14. 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.
  15. Hanif, A. (2019). Diet and microbiota of Gulf menhaden, a key forage filter feeding fish species. Ph.D. Dissertation, UMCES-IMET.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Wenker, R. (2019).  Sea whip coral (Leptogorgia virgulata) in the mid-Atlantic Bight: Colony complexity, age, and growth. M.S. thesis, UMES.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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. 
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Griffin, E. (2018). Examining stock structure of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) through photo-identification and genetic analyses. M.S. thesis, SSU.
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