Electronic theses and dissertations from graduate students in the Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Department.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thesis: Regional Sea Level Rise Along the United States Coasts, Alessandra G. Burgos

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Thesis: Plastics and Microplastics as Vectors for Bacteria and Human Pathogens, Amanda Lee Laverty

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Thesis: Advances in Amino Acid Analysis for Marine Related Matrices and Its Application to Coastal Shelf Settings in The Canadian Arctic, Rachel M. McMahon

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Thesis: Biogeochemical Cycling of Selenium in the Arctic Ocean, Kyle M. McQuiggan

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Thesis: Wet and Dry Atmospheric Deposition of Nutrients and Bioactive Trace Metals to Coastal Waters of the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Christine Sookhdeo

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: High Resolution Spectra of Carbon Monoxide, Propane and Ammonia for Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Christopher Andrew Beale

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Thesis: Precipitation and Sea Level Rise Impacts on Groundwater Levels in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Brett A. Buzzanga

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Dissertation: Analysis of Virginia Barrier Island Shoreline Movement and Correlations to Sea Level, Wave Height Changes, and Teleconnection Patterns, James Daniel Haluska

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Thesis: Groundwater and Tidal Controls on Wetland Hydrology, Julie J. Metz Wetland Mitigation Bank, Woodbridge, Virginia, Benjamin Stuart Hiza

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Dissertation: Influence of Tides and Mesoscale Eddies in the Ross Sea, Stefanie Lynn Mack

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Dissertation: Life History and Management Methods for Blueline Tilefish (Caulolatilus microps) from the United States Mid-Atlantic Region, Michael A. Schmidtke

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Thesis: Hydrologic Response Caused by Wetland Expansion at Huntley Meadows Park in Hybla Valley, Virginia, Stephen Fraser Stone

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Thesis: Selenium Distribution and Cycling in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean, Zoe Wambaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Photochemistry of Zostera Marina L., Billur Celebi

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Thesis: Distributions of Euphausia Superba, Euphausia Crystallorophias, and Pleuragramma Antarcticum with Correlations to Environmental Variables in the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica, Linnea Brynn Davis

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Thesis: Reevaluating the Geologic Formations of the Upper Coastal Plain in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Bradley Aaron Fitzwater

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Dissertation: The Marine Cyanate Cycle, Brittany Widner

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: The Impact of Multiple Nursery Areas on the Population Structure of Atlantic Menhaden, Brevooria tyrannus, Kristen A. Anstead

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Dissertation: Organic Copper Binding Ligands and Thiol Compounds Produced by Bacteria and in the Elizabeth River, Virginia, Christina Louise Dryden

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: Modeling Studies of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) Survival During Transport Across the Scotia Sea and Environs, Bettina Andrea Fach

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Dissertation: Observations and Modeling Forcing Mechanisms for the Coastal Dynamics of the Upper Gulf of Thailand, Suriyan Saramul

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Thesis: A New Phase Speciation Leaching Procedure for the Determination of Metals in Oxic and Anoxic Sediments, Brandon R. Gipson

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Dissertation: Assessing Movement of Fish Through Spectral Analysis of Otolith Life History Scans, Renee Reilly Hoover

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Dissertation: Eukaryotic Microbes in the Deep Sea: Abundance, Diversity, and the Effect of Pressure, Danielle Morgan-Smith

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Dissertation: Modeling the Dispersion of Eastern Oyster Larvae (Crassostrea virginica) and its Effects on the Movement of Disease Resistant Genes in the Delaware Bay Estuary, Diego A. Narvaez

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Dissertation: Grazing on Synechococcus spp. by the Red-Tide Dinoflagellate Karenia brevis: Implications for Bloom Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico, Leo A. Procise

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Population Dynamics of Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus; Walbaum 1792) in the Chesapeake Bay Region: A comparison to Other Areas and an Assessment of Their Current Status, Joseph Charles Ballenger

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Dissertation: Evaluating Methods for Optimizing Classification Success From Otolith Tracers for Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in the Chesapeake Bay, Stacy Kavita Beharry

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Dissertation: Controls on the Formation of Algal Blooms in the Lower Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries, Ryan Eric Morse

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Interannual Differences in Nutrient Dynamics During a Brown Tide Bloom (Aureococcus anophagefferens) and the Interaction of A. anophagefferens with Heterotrophic Bacteria, George Eric Boneillo

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Dissertation: Concentrations, Distributions and Chemical Speciation of Zinc and Cadmium in the Equatorial and South Atlantic Ocean, Gonzalo G. Carrasco

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Dissertation: Oxygen Isotopes as a Tracer of DOM Processes in River-Estuary Systems, Joy Ashley Matthews

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Dissertation: Trace Metal Biogeochemistry in the Western North Pacific, Peter Lynn Morton

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation: Reactivity and Chemical Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter in an Estuary, Hussain A. Abdulla

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting Adult Foraging and Chick Growth of Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) off the Western Antarctic Peninsula: A Modeling Study, Erik W. Chapman

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Thesis: Biogenic Tracers Through the Holocene on the Alaskan Shelf, Carie A. Curry

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Dissertation: Characterization of Antibiotic Resistance in Vibrio cholerae Isolated From Ships' Ballast and Other Environmental Sources, Frank Kornegay Thomson III

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Dissertation: Changing Fecundity and Reproductive Output in Females of a Chesapeake Bay Population of Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Shannon L. Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation: Microtextures of Cyanobacterial Mats in Siliciclastic Sedimentary Environments (Modern & Ancient): Applications to the Search for Life on Mars, Dina M. Bower

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Dissertation: Nutrient and Carbon Dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay Outflow Plume and Their Effect on the Coastal Ocean Environment, Katherine C. Filippino

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Dissertation: Frontal Variability in Drake Passage - A Modeling Study, Bin Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Thesis: Condensed and Expanded Sections in the Lower Mesaverde Clastic Wedge, Campanian of Wyoming: Evidence for Tectonic Rectification of Sea Level, Matthew W. Botzler

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Dissertation: Seagrass-Mediated Carbonate Dissolution and Early Diagenesis in Bahamas Bank Sediments, Xinping Hu

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Dissertation: The Observation, Modeling, and Retrieval of Bio-Optical Properties for Coastal Waters of the Southern Chesapeake Bay, Xiaoju Pan

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Thesis: Cave Development in Strata of Ordovician-and Silurian-Devonian-Age in Highland County, Virginia, Carol Ann Peterson

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Dissertation: Mixed Layer Dynamics Along the Seward Line in the Northern Gulf of Alaska, Nandita Sarkar

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Dissertation: Annual and interannual variability in the wind field and the hydrography along the Seward Line in the northern Gulf of Alaska, Isaac Schroeder

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Thesis: Investigation of a Possible Lead-Lag Relationship Between the Innuitian and Laurentide Ice Sheets, Arctic Canada, Paula Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Thesis: Age Validation and Reproductive Biology of Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, Along the East Coast of United States, Eric Robillard

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Dissertation: Continuously Stratified Flow Dynamics Over a Hollow, David Salas-Monreal

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation: Correlation and Causes of Fifth Order Cycles Within the Upper Cretaceous Eagle Formation, Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, Kimberly Ann Johnson

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Dissertation: Modeling the Effects of Physical and Biogeochemical Processes on Phytoplankton Species and Carbon Production in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, Baris Salihoglu

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation: Inter-Annual to Inter-Decadal Variability of Upwelling and Anchovy Population off Northern Chile, Jose L. Blanco-Garcia

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Thesis: Hydrologic Variations Within Created and Natural Wetlands in Southeastern Virginia, Aaron Dyer Despres

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Dissertation: The Effect of Submarine Canyon Width and Stratification on Coastal Circulation and Across Shelf Exchange, Kyung-Hoon Hyun

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Dissertation: Estimation of Primary Production and Carbon Flux in Antarctic Coastal Waters: A Modeling Study, Hae-Cheol Kim

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Thesis: Anthropogenic Lead Deposition and Four National Parks in Poland as Determined by Lead Isotope Ratios, Shannon Simcoe

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Dissolved Organic Matter in a Shallow Coastal Bay Subject to Aureococcus anophagefferens Blooms, Jean-Paul Simjouw

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Modeling the Biogeochemical Cycle of Selenium in the San Francisco Bay, Shannon L. Meseck

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Dissertation: Tidal and Subtidal Lateral Structures of Density and Velocity in the Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Austreberto Cristobal Reyes-Hernandez

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Dissertation: Dynamical Sedimentary Models of Shallow Marine Environments, Yong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Dissertation: Physical Control of Biological Processes in the Central Equatorial Pacific: A Data Assimilative Modeling Study, Marjorie Anne MacWhorter Friedrichs

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Dissertation: Nitrate Reductase Activity, Nitrate Uptake and Iodine Speciation in the Marine Environment, Chin-Chang Hung

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Dissertation: The Impacts of External Nutrient Sources on Marine Phytoplankton in an Eastern Shore Sea-Side Estuary, Claudette Lajoie Jenkins

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Dissertation: Stratal Architecture in a Prograding Shoreface Deposit, Eastern Shore, VA: Relationship to Grain Size, Permeability, and Facies Distribution, Andrew C. Miller

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Dissertation: Ocean Surface Maps From Blending Disparate Data Through Normal Mode Analysis, William John Schulz Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Dissertation: Studies of Warm-Core Rings Using a Particle-in-Cell Method, John James Holdzkom II

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Thesis: Modeling Environmental Effects on MSX Prevalence and Intensity in Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Populations, Michelle Christine Paraso

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Thesis: The Geomorphological History of an Alluvial fan Complex in Nelson County, Virginia, Melinda Ann Youngblood

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Dissertation: Distribution of Free Marine Viruses of Lower Chesapeake Bay and Their Effects on Life-History Parameters of the Estuarine Copepod Acartia tonsa Dana, Lisa A. Drake

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Thesis: Modeling Plankton Community Structure Under Environmental Forcing on the Southeastern United States Continental Shelf, Andrew Glenn Edward Haskell

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Dissertation: Influence of Physics on the Distribution of Ichthyoplankton Across the Chesapeake Bay Plume, Christian S. Reiss

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Dissertation: Recruitment of Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Postlarvae to the Back-Barrier Lagoons of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Robert D. Brumbaugh

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Dissertation: The Effects of Environmental Variability on the Population Structure of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica): A Modeling Study, Margaret McManus Dekshenieks

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Dissertation: Observation of Shelfwater Overrunning the Southern Slope Sea, Ajoy Kumar

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Dissertation: Seasonal and Mesoscale Variability in the Distribution of Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba, West of the Antarctic Peninsula, Cathy Meyer Lascara

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Dissertation: The Effect of Arctic River Hydrological Cycles on Arctic Ocean Circulation, Peter Becker

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Thesis: Geology of an Archean Greenstone Belt at Point Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, Patrick Rowan Considine

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Dissertation: Seasonal Variability of Heat and Mass Transport Process in the Upper Tropical Atlantic Ocean: A Numerical Model Study, Sang-Ki Lee

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Dissertation: Dynamics of Dipoles in the Middle Atlantic Bight, Bruce L. Lipphardt Jr.

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Dissertation: A Feasibility Study of Dynamical Assimilation of Tide Gauge Data in the Chesapeake Bay, Yvette H. Spitz

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Dissertation: Thermocline Circulation Driven at Surface Outcrops of Isopycnal Surfaces, Gudavalli V. R. K. Vittal

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Dissertation: Numerical Model Simulation of Offshore Flow During the Winter Season, Maria Cintia Piccolo