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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

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Developing a stock assessment for the barndoor skate (Dipturus laevis) in the Northeast United States, Todd Gedamke

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Ecology and conservation of Virginia shark species: Analysis of thirty years of Virginia long-line shark census data, 1974--2004, Daniel Stuart Ha

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Natal-river to estuary migration of American shad: estimating the value of essential rearing habitat, Joel Christopher Hoffman

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Development of generalized index-removal models, with particular attention to catchability issues, Thomas F. Ihde

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Role of Apolipoprotein A-1 in Defense Against Bacteria by Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), L. Danielle Johnston

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Development of an unstructured grid, finite volume eutrophication model for the shallow water coastal bay: Application in the Lynnhaven River Inlet system, Yuepeng Li

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Sources of mortality, movements and behavior of sea turtles in Virginia, Katherine Lamont. Mansfield

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Diel and Site-Specific Feeding of Young Striped Bass in a Heterogeneous Nursery Habitat, Sarah C. Muffelman

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Habitat Utilization and Salinity Tolerance of the Sandbar Shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, in Virginia, Leonard Pace

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A Molecular Technique for Specific Identification of Western Atlantic Ocean Scombrids and an Analysis of a Larval Scombrid Assemblage off the Kona Coast of Hawaii, Melissa A. Paine

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The Effects of Climate Change on the Population Ecology of the Atlantic Surf Clam, Spisula solidissima, in the Middle Atlantic Bight, Adriana Picariello

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Sources and composition of particulate organic matter in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California, Vicki Pilon

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Sediment biogeochemistry of northern Cascadia margin shallow gas hydrate systems, John W. Pohlman

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Incorporating space into stock assessments of marine species, John F. Walter

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Linking land to ocean: Flux and fate of water and sediment from the Yangtze River to the East China Sea, Kehui Xu

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Size-Selectivity of the Commercial Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Dredge: Evaluation the Performance of the New Bedford Style Dredge Configured with 4-Inch Rings and a 10-Inch Twine Top using the SELECT Model, Noelle Yochum

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Distinguishing Sediment Transport Modes to the Outer-Shelf off the Waiapu River, New Zealand, Lisa D. Addington

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Linking Framework Geology and Nearshore Morphology: Correlation of Paleo-Channels with Shore-Oblique Sandbars and Gravel Outcrops, A. Grace Browder

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Influence of Environmental Factors on the Seed Ecology of Vallisneria americana, Jessie J. Campbell

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Physiological Ecology of the Cultured Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria: A Case Study in Cherrystone Inlet, Virginia, Elizabeth Darrow Condon

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Planar oxides as a novel approach to metal ion sorption studies: from the lab to the field, Christine F. Conrad

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Nursery delineation, movement patterns, and migration of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, in the eastern shore of Virginia coastal bays and lagoons, Christina L. Conrath

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Predicting Future Shoreline Condition Based on Land Use Trends, Logistic Regression, and Fuzzy Logic, Lynne M. Dingerson

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A Molecular Phylogeny of the Echeneoidea (Perciformes: Carangoidei) and an Investigation of Population Structuring Within the Echeneidae, Kurtis N. Gray

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Investigation of the Life History of the Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill 1815), Donna S. Grusha

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Tidal Wetland Contributions to Fecal Coliform Loads in Shellfish Growing Waters by Analysis of Model Prediction Discrepancy, Jie. Huang

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Description and evaluation of the United States coastal pelagic longline fishery interactions with target and non-target species in the western North Atlantic, David. Kerstetter

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Simulation of turbidity maximums in the York River, Virginia, Jae-Il Kwon

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Estimation of Annual and Semi-Annual Survival of Adult Female Blue Crabs and Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Virginia Blue Crab Sanctuary using Tag-Return Methodology, Debra M. Lambert

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Eye Pathologies Found in Several Decapod Crustaceans, Andrea M. Maniscalco

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Site Fidelity, Home Range, and Daily Movements of White Perch, Morone americana, and Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, in Two Small Tributaries of the York River, Virginia, Patrick E. McGrath

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Meiofauna Abundance and Distribution in Chesapeake Bay: Relationships with Environmental Stressors, Sediment Toxicity and Macrofauna, William J. Metcalfe

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Iron and carbon limitation of prokaryotic growth in the ocean, Jacques L. Oliver

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Regulation and impact of the phytoplankton assemblage composition in the Southern Ocean, Jill A. Peloquin

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Shore-Oblique Bars, Nearshore Gravel Outcrops, and their Correlation to Shoreline Change, Courtney A. Schupp

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The interaction between stratification, circulation, and sediment transport in a partially-mixed estuary, Malcolm E. Scully

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Transfer of Essential Fatty Acids by Marine Plankton, Adriana J. Veloza

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Hypoxia in Shallow Coastal Waters: A Case Study in Onancock Creek, Virginia, Taiping Wang

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Sources of Sedimentary Organic Matter in the Mississippi River and Adjacent Gulf of Mexico, Elizabeth J. Waterson

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Application of survival analysis methods to pulsed exposures: Exposure duration, latent mortality, recovery time, and the underlying theory of survival distribution models, Yuan Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Vegetation Dynamics of a Tidal Freshwater Marsh: Long-Term and Inter-Annual Variability and their Relationship to Salinity, Sarah B. Davies

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Metapopulation Dynamics, Habitat Quality, and Spatial Scale: Variation in Reproductive Output of the Baltic Clam, Macoma balthica, in Shallow Systems of the Chesapeake Bay, Kristen Adams Delano

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Dynamics of the host-parasite interaction: in vitro correlates of Crassostrea-induced modulation of Perkinsus marinus function, Christopher G. Earnhart