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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Alternative substrates as a native oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reef restoration strategy in Chesapeake Bay, Russell Paul Burke

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Migration Dynamics, Within-Estuary Behaviors and Cardiorespiratory Responses of Summer Flounder to Selected Estuarine Conditions, Karen M. Capossela

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The Effect of Salinity on Experimental Hematodinium sp Infections in the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Anna Huntley Coffey

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Age, growth, and reproductive biology of deep-water chondrichthyans, Charles F. Cotton

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Habitat Utilization and Dive Characterization of Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) and White Marlin (Kajikia albida) in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Daniel J. Dutton

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Copepod carcasses, mortality and population dynamics in the tributaries of the Lower Chesapeake Bay, David Thomas. Elliott

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Bioavailability of biosolids- and consumer product-associated polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants to terrestrial invertebrates, Michael O. Gaylor

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Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs) as Tracers of Environmental Change and Antarctic Seabird Ecology, Heidi N. C. Geisz

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Effects of habitat quality on secondary production in shallow estuarine waters and the consequences for the benthic-pelagic food web, David James Gillett

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Habitat complexity and habitat function of native (Crassostrea virginica) and non-native (C. ariakensis) oysters in the Chesapeake Bay region, Heather D. Harwell

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Exploring the Potential for Bay Scallop Restoration in the Lynnhaven River Sub-Estuary of Chesapeake Bay, Ana Liza Hernandez Cordero

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The life history of longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus, an apex predator in the tidal waters of Virginia, Patrick E. McGrath

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Modeling Shoreline Change and Resulting Wetland Response Due to Erosion and Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study in Dorchester County, Maryland, Mirtha Karinna Nunez

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Erosional and Depositional Processes: Physical and Biological Controls in the York River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Cielomar Rodreiguez-Calderon

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Incorporating industry based dredge surveys into the assessment of sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus, David B. Rudders

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The role of copepods and heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the production of dissolved organic matter and inorganic nutrients, Grace Kathleen Saba

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Accounting for undesirable outputs in productivity measurements: Application to the California-Oregon drift gillnet fishery, Tara L. Scott

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Photobiological studies of Ross Sea phytoplankton, Sasha Tozzi

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Partial Year Tagging Models: Accounting for Changing Tag Visibility and Delayed Mixing, Lynn Waterhouse

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Estimating Detection Probabilities in Beach Seine Surveys for Estuarine Fishes, Branson D. Williams

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Quantifying the Ecosystem Role of a Suspension and a Facultative Deposit Feeding Bivalve in the New River Estuary, NC: with Responses to Changes in Nutrient and Sediment Inputs, Heather Marie Wiseman

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Characterization and deposition of aerosol organic matter in the eastern United States, Andrew S. Wozniak

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Anthropogenic Causes of Copepod Mortality and Bacterial Decomposition of Copepod Carcasses, Samantha L. Bickel

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Multi-system analysis of nitrogen use by phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacteria, Paul B. Bradley

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Cultural eutrophication and the clam Macoma balthica: Evidence for trophic disruption and effects on blue crabs, Bryce J. Brylawski

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Bayesian belief networks for decision analysis in environmental management, John Fletcher Carriger Jr

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Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in birds of prey from the U.S. and China, Da Chen

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A numerical modeling study on barotropic and baroclinic responses of the Chesapeake Bay to hurricane events, Kyoung-Ho Cho

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Quantifying the Overwash Component of Barrier Island Morphodynamics: Onslow Beach, NC, Amy C. Foxgrover

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Hydrography and Phytoplankton Distribution in the Amundsen and Ross Seas, Glaucia M. Fragoso

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Egg Capsule Hatching Success in Rapana venosa and Urosalpinx cinerea in Relation to Temperature and Salinity, Stephanie M. Gera

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Nutrient Loading and System Response in the Coastal Lagoons of the Delmarva, Juliette Christina Poleto Giordano

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Interactions between macroalgae and the sediment microbial community: Nutrient cycling within shallow coastal bays, Amber Kay Hardison

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Comparative sensory and energetic ecology of sciaenid fishes and their competitors in Chesapeake Bay, VA, Andrij Z. Horodysky

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Function of seed-bank ecology in mid-Atlantic semi-annual and perennial Zostera marina beds, Jessie C. Jarvis

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Continental shelf sediment transport and depositional processes on an energetic, active margin: The Waiapu River Shelf, New Zealand, Yanxia Ma

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Environmental Analysis of Selected Estrogens and androgens: Applying Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Combating Matrix Interference, Stacie L. Rice

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Development of a Storm Surge Model using a High-Resolution Unstructured Grid Over a Large Domain, Tao Shen

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Toxicology of Decabromodiphenyl Ether in Avian Embryos: Disposition of the Flame Retardant BDE-209 in Yolk-Injected Chicken Embryos (Gallus gallus), Samantha D. Sifleet

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Variability in juvenile growth, mortality, maturity, and abundance of American shad and blueback herring in Virginia, Troy D. Tuckey

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Numerical modeling of eutrophication dynamics in the shallow coastal ecosystem: A case study in the Maryland and Virginia coastal bays, Taiping Wang

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Investigating the Relationships between Recruitment Indices and Estimates of Adult Abundance for Striped Bass, Weakfish, and Atlantic Croaker, Justine R. Woodward

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Assessing genetic variation within and among native populations and hatchery stocks of Crassostrea ariakensis using microsatellite markers, Jie Xiao

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Interspecific Interactions in Oyster Reef Communities: The Effect of Established Fauna on Oyster Larval Recruitment, Brian B. Barnes

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Factors Controlling Tidal Flat Morphology in South San Francisco Bay between the 1890s and 2005, Joshua Alexander Bearman

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Stable Isotope Dynamics in Summer Flounder Tissues, with Application to Dietary Assessments in Chesapeake Bay, Andre Buchheister

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Impacts of gelatinous zooplankton on dissolved organic matter cycling and bacterioplankton communities in the York River Estuary, Robert Howard Condon

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A Bio-Economic Feasibility Model for Remote Setting: Potential for Oyster Aquaculture in Virginia, Michael Spohn Congrove

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Controls on Erodibility in a Partially Mixed Estuary, York River, Virginia, Patrick J. Dickhudt

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Community dynamics in submersed aquatic vegetation: Intermediate consumers as mediators of environmental change, James G. Douglass

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Zooplankton Community Structure in a Cyclonic and Mode-Water Eddy in the Sargasso Sea, Bethany Rose Eden

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An Evaluation of Norovirus Persistence in Estuarine Water and of Methods for its Detection in Treated Sewage Effluent, Margaret H. Fagan

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The Survival Benefit of Benthic Macroalgae Gracilaria vermiculophylla as an Alternative Nursery Habitat for Juvenile Blue Crabs, Justin A. Falls

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Acoustic measurements of cohesive sediment transport: Suspension to consolidation, Ho Kyung Ha

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Natural mortality of blue crab: Estimation and influence on population dynamics, David A. Hewitt

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Effects of Shoreline Development and Oyster Reefs on Benthic Communities in Lynnhaven, Virginia, Amanda Sue Lawless

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Pathogenicity of the purportedly toxic dinoflagellates Pfiesteria piscicida and Pseudopfiesteria shumwayae and related species, Vincent J. Lovko

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A Molecular Analysis of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) Stock Structure, Abigail J. Lynch

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Idiopathic Lesions and Visual Deficits in the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) from Longs Island Sound, NY, Christopher Robert Magel

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A Modern Sediment Budget for the Continental Shelf off the Waipaoa River, New Zealand, andrea J. Miller

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Twine-Top Modifications of Sea-Scallop Dredges: Reducing Yellowtail-Flounder Bycatch, Kelli A. Milleville

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Nearshore morphology and lithology: Links to framework geology and shoreline change, Jennifer L. Miselis

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Understanding the reproductive behavior and population condition of the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in the western North Atlantic: A molecular approach to conservation and management, David S. Portnoy

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Sediment Transport and Erodibility in the York River Estuary: A Model Study, Jeffrey Paul Rinehimer

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Age, growth, and demography of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, over temporal and spatial scales, Jason G. Romine

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Recent Sedimentation Patterns and Facies Distribution on the Waipaoa River Shelf, N.Z, Lila Eve Rose

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Influences of Habitat Conditions on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Development in the Chickahominy River and Other Virginia Tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, Erin C. Shields

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Bottom-up and top-down controls on sedimentary ecosystem functioning in a seagrass habitat, Amanda C. Spivak

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Effects of Adaptive Foragers on the Diversity and Functioning of Assembled Model Communities, William J. Tarantino

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Modeling Mercury Biomagnification in the South River, Kyle R. Tom

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Novel use of a Natural Isotope Signature to Track Recruitment and Evaluate Age Determination Methods for the 2002 Year Class of American Shad in the York River, Sally A. Upton

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Controls on continental shelf stratigraphy: Waiapu River, New Zealand, Heidi M. Wadman

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A Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus Bonamia Based on Sequence Data of the Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) Gene Complex, Delonna M. White

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Variability in Geologic Framework and Shoreline Change: Assateague and Wallops Islands, Eastern Shore of Virginia, Geoffrey L. Wikel

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Mesopelagic zooplankton feeding ecology and effects on particle repackaging and carbon transport in the subtropical and subarctic North Pacific Ocean, Stephanie E. Wilson

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The relationship between antibody redox structure and affinity in rainbow trout, Jianmin Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Environmental Factors and Typha spp Dominance in Created Wetlands, Azure E. Bevington

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A Molecular Study of the Mitochondrial Genome and Invasions of the Veined Rapa Whelk, Rapana venosa, Emily A. Chandler

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Elemental and Isotopic Characterization of Organic Matter and Carbon in the U.S South Atlantic Bight, Jennifer A. DeAlteris

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Effects of regional species pool dynamics on metacommunity structure and ecosystem function, Kristin E. France

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Shelf sediment dispersal mechanisms and deposition on the Waiapu River shelf, New Zealand, Tara A. Kniskern

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The Impact of Drainage Ditches on Salt Marsh Flow Patterns, Sedimentation and Morphology: Rowley River, Massachusetts, Lynsey E. LeMay

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The infection dynamics of PaV1 in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus, Caiwen Li

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Hypoxia and Macoma balthica: Ecological effects on a key infaunal benthic species, William Christopher Long

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Feeding Ecology of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) in Chesapeake Bay, Patrick D. Lynch

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Trophic Ecology and Growth Dynamics of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) in Chesapeake Bay, with Reference to Mycobacteriosis, Kathleen Anne McNamee

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Characterization of exotic pathogens associated with the suminoe oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis, Jessica A. Moss

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Bottom-up and climatic forcing on the nesting and foraging ecology of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), Vincent Sellitto Saba

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Biogeochemistry and phytoplankton dynamics in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, Amy Rebecca Shields

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Assessing the Impacts of Land use Change on Hard Clam Aquaculture in Old Plantation Creek, Northampton County, Virginia, Matthew J. Strickler

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Biomarker Responses in Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) during Exposure to Exceptional Quality Biosolids, Constance A. Sullivan

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Acoustic Measurement and Modeling of Waves in Estuarine and Coastal Environments, Justin P. Vandever

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Monograph of the North American freshwater fish leeches (Oligochaeta: Hirudinida ; Piscicolidae) and molecular phylogeny of the family Piscicolidae, Julianne I. Williams

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The Role of Bacteria-Particle Interactions in Marine Snow Dynamics, Emily M. Yam

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Migratory and Spawning Behavior of American Shad in the James River, Virginia, Aaron W. Aunins

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Wetland Vegetation Dynamics and Ecosystem Gas Exchange in Response to Organic Matter Loading Rates, David E. Bailey

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Physical Processes Behind Delta Propagation and Flood Layer Dynamics, Po River, Italy, Aaron J. Bever

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Population Genetic Structure of Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) and a Molecular Phylogeny of the Trichiuroidea, Kirsten Brendtro

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Physiological consequences of high water flow on the coral Montastrea annularis (Ellis and Solander, 1786), Lawrence W. Carpenter

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Floristic Quality Index: Ecological and management implications in created and natural wetlands, Douglas A. DeBerry