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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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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

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A study of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica: (1) Dermo tolerance, survival, growth, condition and Hsp70 expression in different geographic stocks; (2) Heat tolerance and effects of sublethal heat shock on survival and Hsp70 expression of infected and uninfected oysters, Vincent G. Encomio

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Pathobiology of mycobacteria in striped bass (Morone saxatilis), David T. Gauthier

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Ichthyofaunal and dietary analysis of sympatric piscivores in a Chesapeake Bay littoral zone: Including bioenergetic models of growth and diel temperature sanctuary use, Christian Harding Hager

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Survival and Habitat Preferences of White Marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) Released from the Western North Atlantic Recreational Fishery, Andrij Z. Horodysky

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Reproductive Biology of American Shad, Alosa sapidissima, in the Mattaponi River, Aaron Reid Hyle

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Assessing anthropogenic and natural impacts on ghost crab ( Ocypode quadrata) populations at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, Cynthia B. Landry

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Investigation of Relationships between Short-Term Photosynthetic Performance and Long-Term Growth of Zostera marina, Elizabeth Amy Lewis

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Evaluating restored oyster reefs in Chesapeake Bay: How habitat structure influences ecological function, Janet A. Nestlerode

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Documenting the Suspended and Bottom Sediment Dynamics of a Two Estuarine Turbidity Maximum System using 7Be and 234Th, Heidi M. Romine

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Status and Demographic Analysis of the Dusky Shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, in the Northwest Atlantic, Jason G. Romine

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An Economic Assessment of Reducing Incidental Capture of Sea Turtles in the Northwest Atlantic Pelagic Longline Fishery, Tara L. Scott

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Natural dermo resistance and related defense mechanisms in eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica, with implications for restoration, Shawn Michael Stickler

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Complex inner shelf environments: Observations and modeling of morphodynamics and scour processes, Arthur C. Trembanis

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Spatial Variations in Benthic Invertebrate Assemblages in and Around the Georges Banks Closed Areas, andrew Clayton Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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An Evaluation of the Accuracy of the Growing Season Used for Wetland Delineation in SE Virginia, Rebecca L. Arenson

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An analysis of wetland patterns and functions at the watershed and sub-watershed scales, with *policy applications, Jennifer Newton Bissonnette

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A Mycobacterium-inducible Nramp in striped bass Morone saxatilis, Erin Jeffrey Burge

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The Wind Effects on the Evaluation of Proposed Craney Island Expansions in the Lower James and Elizabeth Rivers, Momo Chen

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Persistent Organic Pollutants at the Base of the Antarctic Marine Food Web, Amy Lee Chiuchiolo

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Microbial dynamics and biogeochemistry in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, Matthew J. Church

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Bioavailability of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDES) in Biosolids and Spiked Sediment to the Aquatic Worm Lumbriculus variegatus, Serena Ciparis

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Inverse Model Analysis of Plankton Food Webs in the North Atlantic and Western Antarctic Peninsula, Robert M. Daniels

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Taxonomic Composition and Growth Rates of Phytoplankton Assemblages at the Subtropical Convergence East of New Zealand, Liza M. Delizo

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Automated Fish Species Classification using Artificial Neural Networks and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Daniel Foster Doolittle

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Metabolic Rates and Bioenergetics of Juvenile Sandbar Sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus), W. Wesley Dowd

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Laboratory oxide coatings: Physical form and surface chemistry, Kea U. Duckenfield

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Diet of the Sandbar Shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, in Chesapeake Bay and Adjacent Waters, Julia K. Ellis

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Biology of Mated Triploid Crassostrea ariakensis in Multiple Environments: Gametogenesis, Sex Ratio, Disease Prevalence, and Reversion, Alan J. Erskine

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Controls on the delivery of fluvial sediment to the coastal ocean: The Salinas River, California, Katherine L. Farnsworth

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A theoretical and experimental study of Allee effects, Joanna Gascoigne

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Imposex as an Indication of Butyltin Exposure in the Veined Rapa Whelk (Rapana venosa), a Chesapeake Bay Invader, Ethan Alexander Jestel

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A Genetic Analysis of the Intraspecific Relationships of Tropical Marine Shorefishes Common to Bermuda and the Southeastern Atlantic Coast of the United States, Kelly R. Johnson

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Investigations into the Etiology of Ulcerative Lesions in Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, RaeMarie Ann Johnson

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ANN wave prediction model for winter storms and hurricanes, Jun-Young. Kim

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Bacterial Properties and Dissolved Organic Matter Distributions in the Black Sea, Jessica A. Morgan

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Synalpheus shrimp from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. Systematics, phylogenetics and biological observations (Crustacea: Decapoda: ; Alpheidae), Ruben Rios Gonzalez

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Ecosystem Gas Exchange in Natural and Created Tidal Salt Marshes of Tidewater, Virginia, Molly Mitchell Roggero

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Socioeconomic effects of area management and the potential for community-based co-management: A case study of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery, Winifred L. Ryan

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Availability of humic nitrogen to phytoplankton, Jason Holt See

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Historical Diet Analysis of Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempi) Sea Turtles in Virginia, Erin E. Seney

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Relationships between Watershed Characteristics and Base Flow Nutrient Discharges to Eastern Shore Coastal Lagoons, Virginia, Jennifer Wu Stanhope

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A Genetic Investigation of Population Structure and Phylogenetics of the Benthic Polychaete Paraprionospio pinnata in Chesapeake Bay, Julie Beck Stubbs

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Sublethal Effects of Sediment Contamination on an Estuarine Amphipod, Bruce W. Vogt

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sources and distribution in an urban estuary, Shelby E. Walker

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Effects of Sediment Characteristics on the Distribution of Fiddler Crabs (Uca spp) at Goodwin Island, Virginia, Landon Alan Ward

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Genetic Variation Within and among the Suminoe Oyster (Crassostrea ariakensis) Populations and Stocks as Assessed by Molecular Markers, Qian Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Fate of organic compounds associated with extractable and bound phases of estuarine sediments deposited under varying depositional regimes, Krisa Murray Arzayus

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Development of a watershed and stream-reach spawning habitat model for river herring Alosa pseudoharengus and Alosa aestivalis, Rebecca A. Boger

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Nekton Utilization of Intertidal Fringing Salt Marsh and Revetment Hardened Shorelines, Robert A. Carroll

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Meta-Analysis and Modeling of Benthic Oxygen and Nutrient Fluxes, Tyler Christensen

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Estuarine suspended aggregate dynamics and characteristics, David C. Fugate

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Diet Composition of Young-of-The-Year Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, in the Lower Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's Coastal Ocean, James Gartland

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Estimating Commercial Scallop Dredge Efficiency through Vessel Tracking, Catch Data, and Depletion Models, Todd Gedamke

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Ring Diameter and Closed Area Scallop Fisheries: The Performance of a Dredge with 4" Rings in the Atlantic Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Fishery, in the Context of an Area Rotation Management Scheme, Kevin D. Goff

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Aspects of age, growth, demographics and thermal biology of two lamniform shark species, Kenneth J. Goldman

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Organism -sediment interactions: The role of seabed dynamics in structuring the mesohaline York River macrobenthic community, Elizabeth K. Hinchey

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Effects of urbanization and land use on PAH accumulation in wetland sediments, Kimani L. Kimbrough