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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Impacts of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition and Coastal Nitrogen Fluxes on Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia, Fei Da

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Characterizing The Biological Impacts and Human Dimensions of the U.S. East Coast Recreational Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery, William Morris Goldsmith

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Evaluation of Population Structure and the Interspecific Relationship of Striped Marlin (Kajikia Audax) and White Marlin (K. Albida) Based on Traditional or Genome-Wide Molecular Markers, Nadya Mamoozadeh

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Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Tidal Wetland Extent and Distribution, Molly Mitchell

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The Role of Ecological Interactions in Saltmarsh Geomorphic Processes, Bethany Lynn Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Eastern Oyster Microbiome and its Implications in the Marine Nitrogen Cycle, Ann Arfken

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Nitrogen Isotope Fractionation and Toxin Production during The Uptake of Micromolar Concentrations of Nitrate, Ammonium, and Urea By A Marine Dinoflagellate, Christen Taylor Armstrong

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Juvenile Blue Crab Survival in Nursery Habitats: Predator Identification and Predation Impacts in Chesapeake Bay, Amanda Marie Bromilow

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Assessment of the High-Resolution Sediment Gravity Flow Record in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Elisabeth Rose Clyne

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Impact of Climate Variation and Human Adaptation on the Physical Transport Processes and Water Exchange in Chesapeake Bay, Jiabi Du

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Extensions and Applications of Mean Length Mortality Estimators for Assessment of Data-Limited Fisheries, Quang C. Huynh

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Using Water Quality Models in Management - A Multiple Model Assessment, Analysis of Confidence, and Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts, Isaac Irby

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Using High-Resolution Glider Data and Biogeochemical Modeling to Investigate Phytoplankton Variability in the Ross Sea, Daniel Edward Kaufman

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The Role of Seabed Resuspension on Oxygen and Nutrient Dynamics in Coastal Systems: A Numerical Modeling Study, Julia Miege Moriarty

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Age, Growth and Reproduction of Western North Atlantic Butterfly Rays (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae), with the Description of Two New Species, Kristene Teal Parsons

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Ecosystem Services of Restored Oyster Reefs in a Chesapeake Bay Tributary: Abundance and Foraging of Estuarine Fishes, Bruce William Pfirrmann

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Integrating Empirical Data and Ocean Drift Models to Better Understand Sea Turtle Strandings in Virginia, Bianca Silva Santos

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Reconstructing Coastal Forest Retreat and Marsh Migration Response to Historical Sea Level Rise, Nathalie Schieder

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Impact of Climate Change Variables on Nutrient Cycling by Marine Microorganisms in the Southern California Bight and Ross Sea, Antarctica, Jenna Lee Spackeen

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Spatiotemporal Abundance Patterns and Ecological Drivers of A Nearshore U.S. Atlantic Fish and Invertebrate Assemblage, Mark A. Stratton

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The Development and Proliferation of Summer Algal Blooms in the Oligo/Poly-Haline Portion of the Chesapeake Bay - Observational and Numerical Modeling Studies, Zhengui Wang

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Impact of the Parasitic Nematode Anguillicoloides Crassus on American Eels (Anguilla Rostrata) in Chesapeake Bay, Zoemma Taudel Warshafsky

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Juvenile Blue Crab (Callinectes Sapidus) Response to Altered Nursery Habitat, Megan Wood

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Developing Efficient High-Order Transport Schemes for Cross-Scale Coupled Estuary-Ocean Modeling, Fei Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Influence of Perkinsus Marinus Infection and Oyster Health on Levels of Human-Pathogenic Vibrios in Oysters, Lydia M. Bienlien

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Modeling Phytoplankton Community Response to Nutrient Loading and Climate Change in A Shallow Temperate Estuary, Sara Aimee Blachman

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Reproductive Altruism, Social Diversity and Host Association in Sponge-Dwelling Snapping Shrimps, Synalpheus, Tin Chi Solomon Chak

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Zooplankton Community Composition and Grazing in the Amazon River Plume and Western Tropical North Atlantic Ocean, Brandon J. Conroy

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Modulation of Watershed Nutrient Loads By Tidal Creek Ecosystems on The Virginia Eastern Shore, Britt Leighanne Dean

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Marine benthic predator-prey interactions and global change., Cassandra N. Glaspie

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Development of forested wetland ecological functions in a hydrologically controlled field experiment in Virginia, USA, Herman W. Hudson

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Influence of Structural Complexity and Location on The Habitat Value of Restored Oyster Reefs, Melissa Ann Karp

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Sturgeon (Acipenseridae) phylogeny, biogeography, & ontogeny., Katie May Laumann

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Assemblage Dynamics of Larval Fishes in the York River of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, Cindy Marlene Marin Martinez

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Biogeochemistry of Redox-Sensitive Elements in the Subterranean Estuary, Alison E. O'Connor

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Alexandrium Monilatum in the Lower Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Cyst Distribution and Potential Health Impacts on Crassostrea Virginica, Sarah Pease

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Patterns of Abundance and Community Dynamics in Atlantic Coastal Sharks, Cassidy Peterson

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Chesapeake Coastal Community Flood Vulnerability--Prediction and Verification, Alexander D. Renaud

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Modeling flocculation and deflocculation processes of cohesive sediments, Xiaoteng Shen

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The Effects of Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices on Bycatch in the Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Julia Snouck-Hurgronje

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Population Dynamics of Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Chesapeake Bay and Sargasso Sea, and Effects on Carbon Export, Joshua Paul Stone

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On Shelf-Slope Water Mass Exchanges Near Washington Canyon and Norfolk Canyon in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Haixing Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Storm event impact on organic matter flux, composition and reactivity in Taskinas Creek, VA, Sarah Schillawski Cammer

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Ontogeny of the feeding apparatus and sensory modalities: Relationship to habitat differentiation among early life history stage drums (Sciaenidae) in the Chesapeake Bay, Alison L. Deary

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Human Induced Cyclical Erosion Due to Altered Sediment Bypassing Mechanisms of a Barrier Island and the Resultant Impact on the Housing Market, andrew R. Fallon

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The Influence of Zostera marina and Ruppia maritima on Habitat Structure and Function in a Changing Environment in the Chesapeake Bay, Emily D. French

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The Reproductive Biology of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) in Chesapeake Bay, Carissa L. Gervasi

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Diel, Seasonal, and Interannual Patterns in Mesozooplankton Abundance in the Sargasso Sea, Jami Alora Ivory

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The Influence of Environmental Factors and Resource Availability on Zostera marina Flowering Intensity, andrew J. Johnson

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The Influence of Short-Term Events on the Hydrographic and Biological Structure of the Southwestern Ross Sea, Randolph M. Jones

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A Model of Carrying Capacity and Ecosystem Impacts in a Large-Scale, Bivalve-Dominated Agro-Ecosystem: Hard Clam Aquaculture in Cherrystone Inlet, VA, Michael A. Kuschner

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The use of functional traits to elucidate the causes and consequences of biological diversity., Jonathan S. Lefcheck

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Linking structure and function of microbial communities responsible for sedimentary nitrogen processes in North Carolina estuaries, Jessica A. Lisa

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Signature of Recent Sediment Accumulating in Prince William Sound, Alaska: A Record of Storms, Earthquakes, and Seasonal Inputs, Nicole R. Marshall

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Phylogeny, Ontogeny and Distribution of the Ribbonfishes (Lampridiformes: Trachipteridae), Jennifer M. Martin

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Effects of commercial clam aquaculture on biogeochemical cycling in shallow coastal ecosystems, Anna Elizabeth Murphy

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Developing Methodologies for Studying Elasmobranchs and Other Data-Poor Species, Kristen L. Omori

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Condition of Juvenile Fishes in Estuarine Nursery Areas: Measuring Performance and Assessing Temporal and Spatial Dynamics with Multiple Indices., Ryan W. Schloesser

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Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians, Restoration in the Virginia Coastal Bays: The Role of Predation on Spring Vs Fall Cohort Survival, Erika L. Schmitt

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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Proposed Restoration of the Lynnhaven River Ecosystem, Emily E. Skeehan

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Oyster Reef Connectivity Inferred Via Population Genetic Analysis, Brendan Douglas Turley

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Sediment Deposition and Reworking: A Modeling Study using Isotopically Tagged Sediment Classes, Justin J. Birchler

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Structure, Drivers, and Trophic Interactions of the Demersal Fish Community in Chesapeake Bay, andre. Buchheister

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Phylogenetic Systematics of the Prickleback Family Stichaeidae (Cottiformes: Zoarcoidei) using Morphological Data, Todd R. Clardy

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Long-Term Change in Copepod Community Structure in the Western Antarctic Peninsula: Linkage to Climate and Implications for Carbon Cycling, Miram Rayzel Gleiber

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Development of a Large-Scale Storm Surge and High-Resolution Sub-Grid Inundation Model for Coastal Flooding Applications: A Case Study during Hurricane Sandy, Jon Derek Loftis

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Seasonal Movements, Habitat Utilization, and Comparative Scale Morphology of White Marlin (Kajikia albida) and Roundscale Spearfish (Tetrapturus georgii), Emily L. Loose

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The Roles of Dispersal and Predation in Determining the Seedling Recruitment Patterns of a Zostera marina System, Stephen R. Manley

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High-Resolution Sediment Records of Seismicity and Seasonal Sedimentation from Prince William Sound, Alaska, using XRF Core Scanning, Eric J. Miller

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An Evaluation of a Reduced Bar Spacing Turtle Excluder Device in the U.S Gulf of Mexico offshore Shrimp Trawl Fishery, Michel Anthony Nalovic

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Factors Influencing Year-Class Strength and Growth of Young-of-The-Year Summer Flounder (Paralichthyidae: Paralichthys dentatus), Lauren N. Nys

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Sediment and Organic Carbon Burial in Englebright Lake, CA over the Last Century, Christina Rose Pondell

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Quantification of Nursery Habitats for Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Bay, Gina M. Ralph

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Ecosystem Service Potential Capacity Scenarios: Effects from Sea Level Rise and Management Practices, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia., Cielomar Rodriguez-Calderon

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Physiological Stress and Post-Release Mortality of White Marlin (Kajikia albida) Caught in the U.S Recreational Fishery, Lela Sylvia Schlenker

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Fishes in Seagrass Habitats: Species Composition, Trophic Interactions, and Production, Kathryn L. Sobocinski

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Effects of Saltwater Intrusion on Vegetation Dynamics and Nutrient Pools in Low-Salinity Tidal Marshes, Pamunkey River (Virginia, USA), Lori A. Sutter

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Studies of Mortality Estimation, Amy Y. Then

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A Biogeochemical Data Assimilative Modeling Study in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Yongjin Xiao

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Seasonal Nitrogen Uptake and Regeneration in the Water Column and Sea-Ice of the Western Coastal Arctic, Steven E. Baer

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Abundance, structure and function of zooplankton-associated bacterial communities within the York River, VA, Samantha L. Bickel

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Improvements in Triploid Crassostrea virginica Production: Characterizing the Diploid Parent, Brian R. Callam

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Application of Acoustics and Optics for the Characterization of Suspended Particulate Matter within an Estuarine Observing System, Grace M. Cartwright

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The Development of Ecological Functions in Created Forested Wetlands, Sean P. Charles

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Distribution and Impacts of Invasive Bivalve Corbicula fluminea in Tidal Freshwater York River Tributaries, Matthew Ryan Freedman

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Effects of Episodic Turbulence on Diatoms: with Comments on the use of Evans Blue Stain for Live-Dead Determinations, Haley S. Garrison

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Acoustic and sedimentological investigations of seabed conditions and related bio-geological parameters in a tidally energetic, fine-grained environment: York River Estuary, Virginia, Lindsey M. Kraatz

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Modeling the formation of periodic hypoxia in partially mixed estuaries and its response to oligotrophication and climate change, Samuel J. Lake

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Submarine Groundwater Discharge to the York River Estuary: Quantifying Groundwater Flux and Potential for Biogeochemical Cycling, Jenna Lynn Luek

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Habitat and Fish Population Dynamics: Advancing Stock Assessments of Highly Migratory Species, Patrick D. Lynch

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Post-Release Mortality of School-Size Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the U.S Recreational Troll Fishery, Benjamin Jon Marcek

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Composition, Sources, and Age of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Matter in the Delaware River and Estuary, Hadley Allaben McIntosh

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Phytoplankton Growth Rates in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, Anna Ford Mosby

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Investigations of the Life Cycle of the Peritrich Ciliate Zoothamnium intermedium in Chesapeake Bay, Sikai Peng

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Detection and infectivity of human adenovirus in wastewater effluent, biosolids, and shellfish, and its persistence in estuarine water, Wenda Lee Quidort

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Food Availability and Utilization for Cultured Hard Clams, Richard Garrik Secrist

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Foraging ecology and habitat use of the northern diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin) in southern Chesapeake Bay, Diane C. Tulipani

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Analysis of Extreme Water Levels in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Carissa N. Wilkerson

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Holocene Sedimentation on the Lanyang Plain and Adjacent Continental Shelf, Northwestern Taiwan, Chia-Yu Wu

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Ecologically-framed Mercury Database, Exposure Modeling and Risk/Benefit Communication to Lower Chesapeake Bay Fish Consumers, Xiaoyu Xu