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Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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An Evaluation of Closed Area Boundaries of the Sea Scallop Stock in the Middle Atlantic Bight, John David Lange

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The Development of a Water Quality Model in Baltimore Harbor, Back River, and the Adjacent Upper Chesapeake Bay, Hui Liu

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Chemical, isotopic and microbial characterization of dissolved and particulate organic matter in estuarine, coastal and open ocean systems, Ai Ning Loh

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Comparison of the Fate of Dissolved Organic Matter in Two Coastal Systems: Hog Island Bay, VA (USA) and Plum Island Sound, MA (USA), Tami L. Lunsford

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Molecular and morphological evolution of the amphipod radiation of Lake Baikal, Kenneth S. Macdonald III

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Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on the Utilization of Eelgrass (Zostera marina) by Mobile Epifauna and Macrofauna, Scott R. Marion

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Organic matter cycling in the York River estuary, Virginia: An analysis of potential sources and sinks, Leigh McCallister

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Genetic stock structure of the sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, Jan Renee McDowell

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Use of Remote Sensing to Identify Essential Habitat for Aeschynomene virginica (L) BSP, a Threatened Tidal Freshwater Wetland Plant, Elizabeth M. Mountz

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Predicting metal interactions with a novel quantitative ion character -activity relationship (QICAR) approach, David R. Ownby

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Distribution, Fluxes, and Bacterial Utilization of Different Molecular Weight Fractions of Dissolved Organic Matter in the York River Estuary, Carol J. Pollard

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Microevolutionary processes in Chesapeake Bay (Virginia, USA) eelgrass, Zostera marina L, Jennifer Michelle Rhode

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Coastal zone landscape classification using remote sensing and model development, Kevin R. Slocum

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Oyster Reef Restoration in Virginia: Broodstock Addition & Nutrient Exchanges, Laurie Ann Sorabella

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Temporal and Spatial Variation in Reproductive Output of the Veined Rapa Whelk (Rapana venosa) in the Chesapeake Bay, Catherine C. Ware

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Chromosome Set Instability in 1--2 Year Old Triploid Crassostrea ariakensis in Multiple Environments, Mingfang Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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New dimensionless indices of structural habitat complexity, Aaron Bartholomew

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Molecular characterization of cultured Perkinsus marinus isolates, Gwynne D. Brown

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Mycobacteriosis in Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, from Virginia Waters of Chesapeake Bay, Jennifer L. Cardinal

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Growth Patterns of Three Species of Catfish (Ictaluridae) from Three Virginia Tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, William J. Connelly

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Heat shock protein (HSP70) response in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, exposed to various contaminants (PAHs, PCBs and cadmium), Luis A. Cruz Rodriguez

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Age, Growth, and Mortality of Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, in the Chesapeake Bay Region, John R. Foster

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Effects of Light and Salinity Stress on Vallisneria americana (Wild Celery), Gail T. French

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Genetic Investigation of Interspecific and Intraspecific Relationships Within the Genus Rapana, Arminda L. Gensler

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Morphological Variation of Three Populations of the Veined Rapa Whelk, Rapana venosa, an Invasive Predatory Gastropod Species, Rebecca A. Green

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Nursery delineation, habitat utilization, movements, and migration of juvenile Carcharhinus plumbeus in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States of America, R. Dean. Grubbs

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Sediment budgets, estuarine sediment loads, and wetland sediment storage at watershed scales, York River watershed, Virginia, Julie D. Herman

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Life History Attributes of Mid-Atlantic Menidia menidia (Pisces: Atherinidae) and a Comparison with Northern (Massachusetts) and Southern (South Carolina) Populations, Richard K. Holmquist

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Use of Pop-Up Satellite Tag Technology to Estimate Survival of Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) Released from Pelagic Longline Gear, David Kerstetter

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) Aquaculture: Captive Growth Rates and Product Quality Evaluation, David Patrick Kilduff

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Spatial and Temporal Variability of Physical and Biological Mixing in the York River Subestuary, Tara A. Kniskern

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Plant Communities of Three Tidal Salt Marshes along the York River, Virginia, Rosemary E. Laird

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A study of the secondary turbidity maximum in the York River Estuary, Virginia, Jing Lin

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Post-glacial sedimentation in a river -dominated epicontinental shelf: The Yellow Sea example, Jing-pu Liu

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Effects of humic acids and salinity on pesticide bioavailability and toxicity as estimated by SPME and toxicity tests, Laurent C. Mézin

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Vitellogenin -- a Biomarker of Exposure to Environmental Estrogens for Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) from a Creosote-Contaminated Site?, Sara Mirabilio

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Modeling of Critically-Stratified Gravity Flows: Application to the Eel River Continental Shelf, Northern California, Malcolm E. Scully

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Application of the genetic algorithm to an ecological simulation, William J. Seufzer

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Evaluation of Opercular Bones for Aging Eight Species of Chesapeake Bay Fishes, Ann M. Sipe

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The impact of marine reserves on exploited species with complex life histories: a modeling study using the Caribbean spiny lobster in Exuma Sound, Bahamas, William T. Stockhausen

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Persistent organic pollutant transport and fate: Assessment by molecular tracers, Padma T. Venkatraman

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Reproductive Biology of Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, in the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth Shaw Watkins

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A Descriptive Study of the Reproductive Biology of the Veined Rapa Whelk (Rapana venosa) in the Chesapeake Bay, Erica S. Westcott

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An Examination of Potential Conflict between SAV and Hard Clam Aquaculture in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Helen Woods

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Assessment of Development Impacts on Coastal Zone: Integrated Approach, Northampton County, Eastern Shore, Virginia, Sarunas Zableckis

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A Framework for Construction and Analysis of Juvenile Abundance Indices for American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the York River, Virginia, Mary Lynn Aiken

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Bioremediation of Tributyltin Contaminated Sediment using Spartina alterniflora in a Created Tidal Wetland, Britt-Anne anderson

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Seasonal Residence, Movement, and Activity Patterns of Adult Tautog, Tautoga onitis, in Lower Chesapeake Bay, Michael D. Arendt

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Microgeographic Population Genetic Structure of the Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus L) Inhabiting an Industrialized Waterway, Luis Felipe Arzayus

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Field Measurement of Mixed Grain Size Suspension in the Nearshore Under Waves, Grace M. Battisto

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Assessment of spawning and nursery habitat suitability for American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers, Donna Marie Bilkovic

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An Investigation of Hybridization between Two Serranid Fishes, the Coney (Cephalopholis fulva) and the Creole Fish (Paranthias furcifer), Meredith A. Bostrom

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Osteology, phylogeny, and biogeography of the marine fish family Ephippidae (Perciformes, Acanthuroidei), with comments on sister group relationships, Martin Ray Cavalluzzi

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Population Dynamics of the Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus canis, in the Northwest Atlantic, Christina L. Conrath

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Application of genetic markers to provide species identification and define stock structure: Analyses of selected marine fishes of the Mid -Atlantic Bight, Jan F. Cordes

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Accuracy Assessment of Remote Sensing in a Tidal Wetland, Jason S. Goldberg

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Efficiency of Pound-Net Cull Panels: A Comparison of Size Selectivity and Relative Release for Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) and Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), Christian Harding Hager

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Ecological interactions between benthic oyster reef fishes and oysters, Juliana Maria Harding

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Ecological dispersal mechanisms, reproductive ecology, and the importance of scale in Zostera marina in Chesapeake Bay, Matthew C. Harwell

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Sand- and Clay-Size Mineralogy of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers: Records of River Switching and Late-Quaternary Climate Change, David Carlson Heroy

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Biology of the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in the Chesapeake Bay Region, Thomas F. Ihde

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The Human Factor in Size Selectivity in the Sea Scallop, Placopecten magellanicus Fishery, Arman O. Kaltayev

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Across-shelf sediment transport modeling and its application to storms at Duck, North Carolina, Guan-hong. Lee

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The specific immune response in rainbow trout: Somatic hypermutation and VH gene utilization, Teresa D. Lewis

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Maturation and Repeat Spawning by American Shad in the York River, Virginia, Kristin L. Maki

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Use of a Digital Multispectral Video System and Spectroradiometer for Bottomland Hardwood Forest Remote Sensing: A Jurisdictional Boundary Accuracy Assessment and Radiance Examination, Jill E. Meyer

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Demographics, production, and benthic -pelagic coupling by the suspension feeding polychaete Chaetopterus pergamentaceus in the lower Chesapeake Bay, Michelle Lynne Thompson Neubauer

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Carbon dynamics in a tidal freshwater marsh, Scott C. Neubauer

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A molecular phylogeny of the Sparidae (Perciformes: Percoidei), Thomas M. Orrell

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The Habitat Utilization of Juvenile Hawksbill Sea Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) at Buck Island Reef National Monument, St Croix, U.S Virgin Islands, Roy A. Pemberton

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Characterization of Iron-Bearing Solids Used by Naturally-Occurring Microbes in the Anaerobic Degradation of Hydrocarbons, David C. Powell

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Effects of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure on development and sexual differentiation in ranid tadpoles, Mary J. Rybitski

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The role of stress in determining community structure: Effects of hypoxia on an estuarine epifaunal community, Alessandra Sagasti

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Application of the Shoreline Instability Model along the Western Side of the Chesapeake Bay, Va, Kevin G. Skunda

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Photosynthetic Response and Nutrient Uptake Dynamics of Phytoplankton in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, Christina Marie Van Hilst

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Synoptic scale climatic forcing of multispecies fish recruitment patterns in Chesapeake Bay, Robert J. Wood

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Organic matter composition of sediments and the history of eutrophication and anoxia in the mesohaline Chesapeake Bay, Andrew R. Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Distribution, swimming physiology, and swimming mechanics of brief squid Lolliguncula brevis, Ian K. Bartol

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Morphological, electrophysiological and behavioral investigation of visual acuity of the juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Soraya M. Bartol

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A two-component aggregation model, Thomas A. Chisholm Jr

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Limitation of Bacterial Growth by Dissolved Organic Matter and Iron in the Southern Ocean, Matthew J. Church

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Aspects of the biology of sea turtles in the mid-Atlantic Bight, William C. Coles

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Carbon Production and Growth Physiology of Heterotrophic Bacteria in a Subtropical Coral Reef Ecosystem, Peter Dylan Countway

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Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Organic Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS) in Surface Waters of the York River, VA Estuary, Rebecca E. Countway

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Fine-scale strata formation in biologically and physically dominated estuarine systems within the lower Chesapeake and York River subestuary, Timothy M. Dellapenna

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Indo-Pacific Population Structure of the Black Marlin, Makaira indica, Inferred from Molecular Markers, Brett Falterman

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Medium- and Long-Term Changes in Fluvial Discharge to the Sea: The Yellow River Case Study, John J. Galler

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Sediment dispersal and sequence development along a tectonically active margin: Late Quaternary evolution of the Ganges-Brahmaputra River delta, Steven Lee Goodbred Jr.

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The effect of seagrass habitat fragmentation on juvenile blue crab survival, Kevin Hovel

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Sensory development in settlement-stage larvae of Caribbean labrids and scarids: A comparative study with implications for ecomorphology and life history strategies, Monica R. Lara

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Carbon cycling in the York River Estuary: an isotopic and mass balance approach using natural Carbon-14 and Carbon-18 isotopes, Donald W. Linebaugh

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Habitat Fragmentation in Transplanted Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Beds: Effects on Decapods and Fish, Alfonso Vollmer Lombana

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Molecular Phylogeny of Lake Baikal Amphipods, Kenneth S. Macdonald

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Environmental stress in hard coral: Evaluating lipid as an indicator of sublethal stress on short time scales, David Harold Niebuhr

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Protease Inhibitors of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and their Relationship to the Protozoan Pathogen, Perkinsus marinus, Jacques L. Oliver

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Geochemistry of Small Mountainous Rivers of Papua New Guinea: Local Observations and Global Implications, Megan B. Raymond

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32P-Postlabeling Analysis of Aromatic DNA Adducts in Hemopoietic Tissues and Blood of the Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus, Wendy L. Rose

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A Comparison of Size Selectivity and Relative Efficiency of Sea Scallop Trawls and Dredges, David B. Rudders

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Bacterial dynamics and community structure in the York River estuary, Gary Edward Schultz Jr

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Nitrate reduction at the groundwater - salt marsh interface, Craig -1967 Tobias