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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: In Hot Water: Thermal Acclimation is Insufficient to Save Corals in the Anthropocene, Harmony Alise Martel

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Thesis: The Expression Of Connexin-43 By CD11c+ Dendritic Cells Is Required to Maintain CD4+ Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cell Population in Peripheral Lymphoid Organs, Caroline Titus Miller

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Dissertation: Cryptic Herbivorous Invertebrates Restructure the Composition of Degraded Coral Reef Communities in the Florida Keys, Florida, USA, Angelo Jason Spadaro

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thesis: Local Adaptation Signatures in Thermal Performance of the Temperate Coral Astrangia poculata, Hannah Elise Aichelman

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Thesis: Differential Gene Expression in Response to Hypoxia and Acidosis in Chest Wall Deformities and Chondrosarcoma, Jamie L. Durbin

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Dissertation: The Importance of Keeping the Big Ones: Harvest Slot Limits and Marine Protected Areas for the Management of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Gayathiri Gnanalingam

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Thesis: Zika Modulates Arthropod Histone Methylation in Mosquito Cells, Telvin Lee Harrell

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Thesis: Identifying Marine Key Biodiversity Areas in the Greater Caribbean Region, Michael S. Harvey

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Thesis: Lack of Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity in Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), Jessica Shannon Miller

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Thesis: Fishery Interaction Modeling of Cetacean Bycatch in the California Drift Gillnet Fishery to Inform a Dynamic Ocean Management Tool, Nicholas B. Sisson

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Dissertation: Molecular candidates for Blocking the Transmission of Vector-Borne diseases, Ashish Naresh Vora

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Thesis: Potential Interaction Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Areas and Breeding Avian Species on the US Mid-Atlantic Coast, Jeri Lynn Wisman

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Tracing the Genetic Footprints of the Redbelly Yellowtail Fusilier, Caesio Cuning, Across Multiple Spatial and Evolutionary Scales, Amanda Susanne Ackiss

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Dissertation: The Chondrocyte Channelome: A Novel Ion Channel Candidate in the Pathogenesis of Pectus Deformities, Anthony J. Asmar

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Dissertation: Effects of Carboxylated Nanodiamonds on Macrophages During and After Differentiation, Maisoun E. Bani Hani

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Thesis: Population Structure of Lethrinus Lentjan (Lethrinidae, Percoidei) Across the South China Sea and the Philippines Is Detected With Lane-Affected RADSeq Data, Ellen E. Biesack

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Thesis: Strawberries (Frag X Anan) Are Bigger When Native Mason Bees (Osmia lignaria) Are Experimentally Added to Small Farms, Laura A. Campbell

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Thesis: Determining Critical Internesting and Foraging Habitats for the Conservation of Sea Turtles in Gabon, Africa Using Satellite Tracking and Stable Isotope Analysis, Tiffany M. Dawson

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Dissertation: The Effect of "Casitas" on Lobster Biology and Fishery Sustainability in the Bahamas, Lester George Gittens

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Thesis: Foraging Behavior of Spring Bees and Their Agricultural Implications, Michael D. Gregory

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Thesis: Biology and Impacts of Leech Infestation in Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, Amanda Nicole Pomposini

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Dissertation: Marine Reserves Promote Coral Reef Resilience by Mitigating Human Impacts Through the Restoration of Parrotfish Populations, Increasing Their Reproductive Output and Seeding Neighboring Overfished Reefs, Brian L. Stockwell

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Coarse Root Biomass and Architecture: Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar, John Claude Bain

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Thesis: Abiotic Factors Contributing to the Survival of Three Tick Species in Southeastern Virginia, Amblyomma Americanum (Lone Star Tick), Dermacentor Variabilis (American Dog Tick), and Amblyomma Maculatum (Gulf Coast Tick), Lindsey A. Bidder

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Thesis: Regional Extinction Risk and Conservation Priorities for Persian Gulf Marine Bony Fishes, Jack Ryan Buchanan

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Dissertation: Characterization of Soundscapes in Shallow Water Habitats of the Florida Keys (USA) and Their Influence on the Settlement of Larval Fish and Invertebrates, John R. Butler

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Thesis: Naturalization of Salt Marsh Restoration Sites in the Elizabeth River, Virginia, Assessed by Feeding Activity and Trophic Level of Mummichogs (Fundulus Heteroclitus), Moriah Anne Good

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Thesis: Hotspots, Extinction Risk and Conservation Priorities of Greater Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Marine Bony Shorefishes, Christi Linardich

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Dissertation: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Invasion Biology: Describing the Ecological Mechanisms Underlying the Range Expansions of Two Ixodid Tick Species, Robyn M. Nadolny

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Dissertation: Selfish Mutations: the Genetic Basis of the Paternal Age Effect, Eoin C. Whelan

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Dissertation: Anti-Predator Responses of Squid Throughout Ontogeny, Carly Anne York

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Perch Selection by Male Dragonflies (Odonata, Anisoptera) Related to Competitive Ability and Species Composition, Jessica L. Beard

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Thesis: The Effects of Urbanization on Tick Parasitism Rates in Birds of Southeastern Virginia, Erin Leigh Heller

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Dissertation: Kinematics and Hydrodynamics of Cephalopod Turning Performance in Routine Swimming and Predatory Attacks, Rachel A. Jastrebsky

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Dissertation: DNA Repair Deficiency in Huntington's Disease Fibroblasts and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Peter Anthony Mollica

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Dissertation: Molecular Phylogenetics and Historical Biogeography of the Tribe Chiococceae (Rubiaceae), Sushil Kumar Paudyal

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Thesis: Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus Houstonia and Allies in Rubiaceae, Hunter Lee Shanks

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Thesis: Groundwater Thresholds for Root Decomposition and the Relation to Barrier Island Ecological State Changes, Matthew Lee Smith

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Dissertation: Determining the Prevalence and Distribution of Tick-Borne Pathogens in Southeastern Virginia and Exploring the Transmission Dynamics of Rickettsia Parkeri in Amblyomma Maculatum, Chelsea L. Wright Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Family Haemulidae Based on a Multigene Approach, Millicent D. Sanciangco

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Dissertation: Benthic and Planktonic Microalgal Community Structure and Primary Productivity in Lower Chesapeake Bay, Matthew Reginald Semcheski

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: Investigations of Phytoplankton Diversity in Chesapeake Bay, Todd Arthur Egerton

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Spatially-Explicit Agent-Based Modeling of Ecosystem Change and Epizootiological Impacts on Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus, Thomas William Dolan III

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Dissertation: Effects of 11 Years of CO2 Enrichment on Root Biomass and Spatial Distribution in a Florida Scrub-Oak Ecosystem, Rachel Eilenfield Schroeder

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Impacts of the Spotted Spiny Lobster (Panulirus guttatus) on the Long-Spined Sea Urchin (Diadema antillarum) and Patch Reef Communities in the Florida Keys, Meredith D. Kintzing

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Dissertation: Ecological Interactions Between Spiders and the Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea, Marc Aaron Milne

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Thesis: A Test of the Area of Refuge Hypothesis in Indo-Pacific Marine Biogeography, Jonnell C. Sanciangco

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Dissertation: Ecological and Genetic Status of the Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea L., in Maryland and Virginia, Philip M. Sheridan

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation: Ecology and Molecular Phylogenetics of Hydnora (Hydnoraceae) in Southern Africa, Jay Francis Bolin

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Dissertation: Lipid Targets of the Antimalarial Trioxanes in Plasmodium falciparum, Carmony Leah Hartwig

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Dissertation: Biotic and Abiotic Characteristics Influencing Nest Location and Trophic Relationships of the Fungus-Growing Ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis (Formicidae: Attini), Jonathan Paul Howell

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Dissertation: Ecology of Neotropical Arboreal Snakes and Behavior of New World Mollusk-Eating Snakes, Julie M. Ray

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation: Microspore Wall Morphogenesis and Orbicule Ultrastructure of Isoetes, Khalid Alarid

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: Modeling Habitat and Environmental Factors Affecting Mosquito Abundance in Chesapeake, Virginia, Alan Scott Bellows

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Dissertation: Molecular Phylogenetics of Perciform Fishes Using the Nuclear Recombination Activating Gene 1, Andrew R. Mahon

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Dissertation: Plant Assemblage Structure on Barrier Island ‘Pimple’ Dunes at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Site, Brett A. McMillan

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Dissertation: Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 on Root Dynamics, Biomass and Architecture in a Scrub-Oak Ecosystem at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Daniel Benjamin Stover

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation: Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO₂ on Scrub-Oak Root Carbon Pools and Soil Microbial Processes, Alisha Lea Pagel Brown

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Thesis: An Examination of Seasonal Growth and Survivorship of Sigmodon hispidus in Southeastern Virginia, Heather Alyssa Green

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Dissertation: Chemical Evidence for Dietary Toxin Sequestration in the Asian Snake Rhabdophis tigrinus, Deborah A. Hutchinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation: Landscape Ecology of Birds on Mount Leconte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Andreas P. Damalas

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation: Relating Water and Otolith Chemistry in Chesapeake Bay, and Their Potential to Identify Essential Seagrass Habitats for Juveniles of an Estuarine-Dependent Fish, Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), Emmanis Dorval

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Thesis: Characterization of Association Patterns of Coastal Migratory Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Nearshore Waters of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Holly Fearnbach

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Dissertation: Comparative Systematics of Subterranean Amphipod Crustaceans (Hadzioidea), Thomas R. Sawicki

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Dissertation: Geographic Variation in the Morphology of Crotalus horridus (Serpentes: Viperidae), John Robert Allsteadt

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Dissertation: The Ecological Ramifications of Disease and Density in the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus, Donald C. Behringer Jr.

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Dissertation: Experimental Investigation of Elemental Incorporation in the Otoliths of Larval and Juvenile Fish: Implications for Use as Environmental Recorders, Gretchen Bath Martin

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Dissertation: Aphytophagy in the Miletinae (Lycaenidae): Phylogeny, Ecology, and Conservation, John Mathew

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Dissertation: Hybridization Between the Watersnakes Nerodia sipedon and Nerodia fasciata, in the Carolinas: A Morphological and Molecular Approach, Konrad Mebert

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Decomposition Dynamics in Restored and Naturally Recovering Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) Wetlands, Edward Ratcliffe Crawford

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Thesis: Vertical Distributions of Zooplankton at the Mouth of Chesapeake Bay and Calibration of Backscatter From an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, Arthur Keith Jenkins

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Dissertation: Anting Behavior in Birds: Ant Selection and Effect of ant Chemistry on Feather Ectoparasites, Hannah Carrington Revis

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Dissertation: In Support of a Rationally Managed Fishery: Age and Growth in Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides), Julian R. Ashford

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Dissertation: The Implications of the Target-Area Hypothesis on the Population Dynamics of the Spotted Spiny Lobster, Panulirus guttatus, Denice N. Robertson

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Dissertation: Systematics of the Subterranean Amphipod Genus Stygobromus (Crangonyctidae) in Western North America, With Emphasis on Species of the Hubbsi Group, Daqing Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Dissertation: Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 on Root Growth, Turnover and Decomposition in a Scrub Oak Ecosystem, John Joseph DiLustro

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Dissertation: Comparative Systematics of Subterranean Amphipod Crustaceans in the Families Crangonyctidae and Bogidiellidae, Stefan Koenemann

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Thesis: An Ultrastructural Survey of the Nuchal Glands of Rhabdophis tigrinus (Serpentes: Colubridae), Kathleen A. Roberts

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Fish Scale Chemistry for Determining Habitat Associations, Brian Kenneth Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Thesis: Benthic Community Analysis of Hog Island Bay, Virginia, David James Lewis

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Dissertation: Growth and Yield-Per-Recruit Modeling of Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) in the Chesapeake Bay, and a Comparison of Biological Reference Points, Kevin Ray Piner

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Dissertation: Studies on the Biology of Striga aspera (Scrophulariaceae) in Nigeria, Emmanuel Izaka Aigbokhan

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Dissertation: Ecology of the Eastern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon p. piscivorus) at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: A Comparative Study of Natural and Anthropogenic Marsh Habitats, Chad Lee Cross

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Dissertation: Ecology of the Early Life History of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus: Recruitment, Predation, and Habitat Requirements, Charles A. Acosta

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Dissertation: Active and Passive Settling By Marine Benthic Nematodes, Rodney Duane Bertelsen

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Dissertation: Microzooplankton Dynamics in Lower Chesapeake Bay and Its Major Tributaries, Gyung Soo Park

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Dissertation: Systematics of the Freshwater Amphipod Genus Crangonyx (Crangonyctidae) in North America, Jun Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting Nitrogen Fixation Rates in Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes) and Termite Nitrogen Contributions of Forest Ecosystems, Anthony Duane Curtis

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Dissertation: Identification and Characterization of Genes Associated with V-Jun Induced Cell Transformation, Martin Toralballa Hadman

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Dissertation: Demography, Reproduction, Diet and Crop Depredation in Three Species of Rodents in Natural and Irrigated Fields in Nigeria, Safianu Rabiu

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Dissertation: The Role of Nitrogen Availability, Hydroperiod and Litter Quality in Root Decomposition Along a Barrier Island Chronosequence, Christine Elizabeth Conn

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Dissertation: Biosystematics and Diversification in the Genus Striga Lour. (Scrophulariaceae) in Africa, Kamal-Eldin Ibrahim Mohamed

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Thesis: Benthic Community Responses to Hypoxic Conditions in the Lower Rappahannock River, Virginia, Mary Elaine Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Dissertation: Population Dynamics in Response to Fire in Quercus laevis - Pinus palustris Barrens and Related Communities in Southeast Virginia, Allen E. Plocher

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Dissertation: Differential Utilization of Allochthonous and Autochthonous Carbon By Aquatic Insects of Two Shrub-Steppe Desert Spring-Streams: A Stable Carbon Isotope Analysis and Critique of the Method, Alfred Lynn Mize

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Dissertation: Evidence for the Sensory Receptor(s) of the Mounting Sex Pheromone in Two Species of Ixodid Ticks, Dermacentor variabilis (Say) and Dermacentor andersoni Stiles, James Stephen Phillips

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Dissertation: Mat Movement in Coastal Louisiana Marshes: Effect of Salinity and Inundation on Vegetation and Nutrient Levels, Christopher Martin Swarzenski

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Dissertation: Nitrogen Dynamics of the Acacia Senegal Agroforestry System in the Sudan, Zakaria Abdalla Mohammed Saad

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Dissertation: Seasonal and Diel Patterns of Abundance and Productivity of Phototrophic Picoplankton in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Lewis Francis Affronti Jr.

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Dissertation: Investigations of the Trophic Relationships, Feeding Ecology and Feeding Behavior of Larval Spot, Leiostomus Xanthurus Lacepede, and Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias Undulatus (Linnaeus) (Pisces:Sciaenidae), Dirk Edward Peterson