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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Seasonal Habitat Use of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, Georgetown, South Carolina, Danielle Elizabeth Capella

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An EEMD Approach to Non-Stationary, Non-Linear Environmental Long- and Short-term Time Series Data of Charleston, SC, with a 2009 Flood Anomaly Case Study, Dylan David Carpenter

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Development of a habitat model for an endemic leuciscid, the Sandhills Chub (Semotilus lumbee), Garrett Mitchell Herigan

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Using Predator Vocalizations to Deter Raccoon Predation on Nests of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin), Colleen Elizabeth Naeger

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Eastward-Propagating Planetary Waves in the Middle Atmosphere During Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events, Christian Todd Rhodes

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Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) for Two Caudal Fin Morphologies, Matthew C. Rodriguez

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Effects of warming on decomposition of submerged plant litter and associated microorganisms in streamside channels, Kaity Ackerman

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Temporal transport dynamics of the Amazon River Plume revealed using radium isotope analysis, Elana J. Ames

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Use of Multibeam and Split-beam SONAR to Observe Changes in Fish School Biomass in Relation to Dolphin Abundance, Reece Eleanor Aponte

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Residency, Diel Movement, and Tidal Patterns of Large Juvenile Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in Winyah Bay, SC, Jeremy Lee Arnt

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Inter-Annual to Inter-Decadal Spatiotemporal Effects of Storm and Nourishment Events in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Christina Mary Boyce

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Cluster Analysis of Opioid Accessibility in the Carolinas Using Data from the ARCOS Database and an Enhanced Two-Step Floating Catchment Area Method, Michael T. Bunker

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Early life history of tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in South Carolina estuaries: Assessment of juvenile recruitment and validity of aging and back-calculation methods, Garrett M. Elmo

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20th and 21st Century Sea-Level Variability in Winyah Bay, SC, Madison Schemery Fink

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Parametric Model Development For Heterogeneous Atmospheric Conditions, Daniel Paul Greenway

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Testing the Potential of Environmental DNA: Genetic Monitoring of Estuarine and Coastal Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Stocks in South Carolina, Kathryn Greiner-Ferris

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Community Involvement in Flood Mitigation: A Survey-Based Approach in Marion County, SC, Lillian C. Howie

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The Effect of Radium Partitioning on Hydrothermal Fluid Flow Determination across Guaymas Basin, Charlotte R. Kollman

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Studies of Quaternary Depositional Systems of the Coastal Plain and Inner Continental Shelf along the Georgia Bight: South Carolina and Georgia, U.S.A., Joshua H. Long

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INVESTIGATING DORSAL FIN HYDRODYNAMIC FUNCTION OF THE LEMON SHARK, NEGAPRION BREVIROSTRIS, Vivian Lynn Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Reconstructing a Centennial-scale Extreme Paleoflood History of the Pee Dee River using Oxbow Lake Sediments, Nicholas William Conway

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Machine Learning-Based Models for Assessing Impacts Before, During and After Hurricane Events, Julie L. Harvey

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The potential of radium-224 as a tracer of timescales of Gulf of Mexico crude oil exposure to the marine environment, Matthew T. Kurpiel

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The role of a permeable sand column in modifying tidal creek geochemistry and land-derived inputs to the coastal ocean, Nicholas Anthony Legut

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Effects of temperature on microbial parameters associated with decaying plant litter in a stream microcosm experiment, Hunter David Pates

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Evaluating Fluid Fluxes From Deep-Sea Seepage Habitats, Leigha E. Peterson

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Microplastics in the Digestive System of the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) in Winyah Bay, SC, Elise Virginia Pullen

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Osmoregulation and Salinity Preference in Juvenile Sandbar Sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in Winyah Bay, SC, USA, Jessica Wingar

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Seasonal Occurrence, Relative Abundance, and Migratory Movements of Juvenile Sandbar Sharks, Carcharhinus plumbeus, in Winyah Bay, South Carolina, Caroline Collatos

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Tidal Creek and Substrate Effects on Oyster Reef Associated Fish and Decapod Condition and Density, Thomas S. Funk

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Holocene Formation History of Mud Depocenters on the Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Cadiz, Southwestern Spain, Mary Lee King

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Semi-Quantitative Assessment on Winyah Bay's Microplastic Contamination Levels, Samantha Ladewig

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Unique Osmoregulatory Morphology in Primitive Sharks: An Intermediate State Between Holocephalan and Derived Shark Secretory Morphology, Matthew Eric Larsen

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Impact of Data Selection on the Accuracy of Atmospheric Refractivity Inversions Performed over Marine Surfaces, Ian Joseph Matsko

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Hydrodynamic Drivers of Dissolved Oxygen Variability Within a Highly Developed Tidal Creek in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Douglas Matthew Pastore

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Late Holocene Spit Evolution on Centennial Timescales in the Southeast Delaware Bay, USA, Ryan Eli Phillip

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The Impact of the Gender of the Coach on the Type of Motivational Climate that is Established on a College Athletics Team, Zola Pieterse

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Characterization of a Turbulent Boundary Layer in Open Channel Flow Using Particle Image Velocimetry, Mathew James Stanek

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An Evaluation of Geotagged Twitter Data during Hurricane Irma using Sentiment Analysis and Topic Modeling for Disaster Resilience, Ike Robert Vayansky

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Hardbottom Characterization and Relationship to the Geologic Framework in Long Bay, South Carolina, Cathryn J. Wheaton

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Effect of Artificial Light Pollution on Orientation of Hatchling Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Grand Strand Region, South Carolina, Emily S. Asp

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Estimating Density and Residency of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in three estuarine sites in South Carolina, Jessica Nicole Conway

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The Application of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition to Numerically Modeled and Measured Ocean Surface Wave Fields Remotely Sensed by Radar, Andrew Joseph Kammerer

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Characterizing Coastal Marsh Groundwater Hydrology with Multichannel Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Matthew R. Kestner

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The Spatial Ecology of the Southern Copperhead in a Fragmented and Non-Fragmented Habitat, Megan Veronica Novak

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Geological Framework of the Continental Shelf of South Carolina Winyah Bay: Paleodrainage, Transgressions and Essential Fish Habitat, Amanda Roach

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Sources and Long-term Trends in Fecal Bacteria Contamination in the Fresh and Marine Waters of the Grand Strand, Cara E. Schildtknecht

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Habitat Use of Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) at Fishing Piers, Kelsey L. Spencer

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Paleodrainage Insights Into the Fluvial and Glacial History of the Western Chukchi Margin, Arctic Alaska, Brittany A. Stockmaster

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Examination of Plant Community Composition in Six Carolina Bays on the Coastal Plain of South Carolina, Katherine L. Altman-Goff

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Investigating Coastal Erosion Variability and Framework Geology Influence Along the Grand Strand, South Carolina, Aundrea Marie Dolan

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Shell Repair in Geukensia demissa and Predation Preferences of Callinectes sapidus: Do Crabs Target Mussels with Weakened Shells?, Madeleine S. Gillis

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An Ensemble Study of the Sea Level Rise Impact on Storm Surge and Inundation in the Coastal Bangladesh, Mansur Ali Jisan

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Macgillivray's Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus macgillivraii) Breeding Biology & Population Density at Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, Yianni P. Laskaris

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Use of Photo-identification and Mark-recapture Techniques to Identify Characteristics of the Stock Structure of Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Off Northern South Carolina, Daniela C. Silva

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Impact of Photopollution on Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) Along the Grand Strand, South Carolina, Ryan Bonner

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Characterization of Groundwater Discharge in a Back Barrier Tidal Creek, Matthew L. Carter

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Quantifying Water Budgets to Evaluate the Hydrologic Performance of Two Stormwater Detention Ponds in Coastal South Carolina, Samantha Corley

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Impact of Development on Freshwater Turtle Populations of Coastal South Carolina: An Examination of Land Use and Road Density, Andre Dominguez

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A Comparison of Whole Body Mercury Concentrations of Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) and Atlantic Silversides (Menidia menidia), Daniel P. Ferons

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The Fish Kill Mechanism of the Harmful Raphidophyte Chattonella Subsalsa, Amy E. Grogan

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Tide-dependent Predation Patterns of Piscivorous Fishes in Shallow Estuarine Creeks, Matthew Ross Helms

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Linking Water Quality and Beach Morphodynamics in a Heavily Impacted Tidal Creek in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Brittany Lynne Hoffnagle

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Social Network Analysis of Partner Preference in Lemon Sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, During the Introduction of Unfamiliars to Familiar Groups, Bryan Keller

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A Numerical Study Investigating Sensitivity of Radar Wave Propagation to the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Environment, Nathan E. Lentini

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Depredation of Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Nests in North Inlet, SC: Nest Predator Community and the Cues Used by Raccoons to Locate Nests, Samuel Al Buzuleciu II

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Late Cenozoic Evolution of Sedimentation and Slope Stability Along the U.S. Atlantic Margin, Bradley Kevin Craig

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Investigating Stormwater Drainage Basin Sediments as a Means of Bacterial Accumulation and Transport Within a South Carolina Estaurine Watershed, Matthew Kyle Curtis

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Dissolved Nutrient Ratios and Concentrations Affect Fungal Reproduction and Community Structure Associated with Submerged Leaf Litter and Wood, Jennifer Fitzgerald

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Constructing Water Budgets for a Coastal Stormwater Catchment to Examine Temporal Dynamics Between Urban Groundwater and Surface Runoff, Leigha E. Peterson

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Assessment of Bryophyte Communities Along the Waccamaw River, SC, Christine Elizabeth Raczka

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The Reproductive Ecology of Two Sympatric Demersal Fishes: The Naked Goby Gobiosoma bosc and Striped Blenny Chasmodes bosquianus, Rachel M. Tremont

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Effects of Dissolved Nutrient Ratios and Concentrations on Litter-associated Microbial Activity in Streamside Channels, Timothy Burns

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Geochemical Tracers Linking Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Hypoxia Formation in Long Bay, South Carolina, USA, Sarah Lynn Chappell

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Historical Catch Trends and Efficacy of Video Surveillance Monitoring of Catch Per Unit Effort at Recreational Fishing Piers in South Carolina, Charles Christian Johnson

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Impact of Macroconsumers on Leaf Breakdown and Detritivores in Wet and Dry Wetlands on a Southeastern US Coastal Plain Floodplain, Bryanna Libby

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Sediment Impact on the Formation of Hypoxic Waters in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Synthesis of Sediment Texture, Composition, Erodibility and Transport, Rangley Claude Mickey

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Ecological Effects and Genetic Diversity of the Invading Rhizocephalan Parasite Loxothylacus panopaei in the Flatback Mud Crab Eurypanopeus depressus, Kathryn A. O'Shaughnessy

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Differences in Habitat at Two Spatial Scales Fail to Predict Differing Occurrences of Three Species of Wintering Ammodramus Sparrows in South Carolina Salt Marshes, Kimberly A. Trinkle

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Distribution and Social Structure of an Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Population in Northern South Carolina, Jamie L. Brusa

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Nearshore Orientation Preferences of Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchlings in Kyparissia Bay, Greece, Chanel Marie Comis

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Differential Nesting in the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) at Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica, Mandy Cuskelly

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Relationships Among Blue Tilapia, Two Invasive Aquatic Plants, and Water Quality, Sarah E. Gardner

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Assessment of Land Use and Neotropical Herpetofauna Along Steep Gradients of Elevation in an Ecuadorian Ramsar Wetland Site #1143, Nicholas K. Henke

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Metabolic Responses of Estuarine Microbial Communities to Inputs of Surface Runoff and Groundwater from Contrasting Landscapes, Patrick Hutchins

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A Limnological Assessment of a Rare Lacustrine Wetland Complex: Laguna De Cube, Ramsar Site 1143, Ecuador, Grant R. Lockridge

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A Tangle Net Study on Relative Abundance and Habitat Preference of Elasmobranchs in North Inlet Estuary, South Carolina, Moriah Heather Moore

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Winter Site Fidelity in Secretive Marsh Sparrows Along the Coast of South Carolina, Susan M. Shaw

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The Comparison of Large Nekton Between a Pristine and Urbanized Estuary and Between Two National Estuarine Research Reserve Systems in South Carolina, Christopher Anthony Smith

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Atmospheric and Oceanographic Processes Controlling the Formation of Hypoxic Water in Long Bay of the Carolinas, Danielle Rae Nicole Tarpley

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Connections Between Bivalve Settlement, Growth, Survival and the Water Quality within South Carolina Inlet and Swash Tidal Creeks, Caitlin C. Wessel

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Invertebrate Assemblages Associated with Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) Roots in the Waccamaw River, South Carolina, Julie E. Barker

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Trophic Linkages Between Freshwater Tidal Impoundments and Riverine Fishes in South Carolina, Meredith Penland Bayer

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Factors Affecting the Selection and Consumption of Oyster Reef Prey (Crassostrea virginica, Geukensia demissa) by Mud Crabs (Panopeus herbstii), Laura L. Canton

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The Bioaccumulation of Total and Methyl Mercury in Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Their Impact on Mercury Levels and Other Water Quality Parameters in a South Carolina Coastal Plain River, Julie Waneta Murphy

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Application of a Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Functional Assessment Outside the Designated Regional Subclass: An Estimation of HGM Transference for Pond Cypress Depressions of South Carolina, Sean A. Blakeney

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Colonization by Aquatic Insect Larvae in Experimental Ponds: Reproductive Decisions Based on Biotic and Abiotic Factors, Rachel Connelly

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Sediment Provenance of a Shore Oblique Sand Body, Long Bay, South Carolina, Jennifer Fierro

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Interactions Between Birds and Strand-feeding Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in a South Carolina Salt Marsh, Adam G. Fox

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A Surficial Geologic Study of Sandy Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina, Mark Joseph Howard