Capstones from 2013

Capstone: Assessing Water Quality Management of the Puget Sound, Jacob A. Blair

Capstone: Creating an Index to Predict Successful Coral Reef Restoration: The Restoration Potential Index, Michael Kizzar

Capstone: Evolution and Future Management of Marine Protected Areas, Alexandra Rak Canepa

Capstone: Examining the Role of Marine Protected Areas in Conservation and a Model for Effective Management, Alma Meyer

Capstone: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Assessment of The Clean Marina Program in the State of Florida, Rachel D. Krasna

Capstone: The Use of Forest Restoration Techniques in the Restoration of Coral Reefs, Tiffany Babcock

Capstone: A Review of Florida's Manatee Protection: Recommendations for Unifying/Standardizing Boat Facility Siting Plans within Manatee Subpopulation Zones, Thaddeus J. Kendziora

Capstone: A Review of the Economic Importance, Engineering Techniques and Federal Management Strategies Related to Coastal Stabilization in the United States, Christopher K. Dougherty

Capstone: A Review of Lobomycosis (Lacazia loboi) and its Role as an Environmental Indicator, Ashley Lancaster Burgos


Capstone: A Review of Predator-Prey Interactions within Marine Ecosystems with a Focus on Top Predator Influences on Ecosystem Stability and Fisheries Management Implications, Kathleen Cook Hollowell

Capstone: Using Teleost Histopathology as a Biomarker for Monitoring Aquatic Pollution, James Telle


Capstone: Ocean Current Measurements: Challenges and Opportunities in the Florida Current, William E. Baxley

Capstone: Comprehensive Literature Review on the Optimal Production of Naturally Produced Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis, Jenna N. Soulliere

Capstone: Environmental Policy, Marine Mammals, and Active Sonar: Investigating the Problems and Finding the Solutions, Amy Biedenbach

Capstone: Fate and Effects of Oil Spill Dispersants Particular Reference to the Deep Water Horizon Gulf of Mexico Spill, Gail George

Capstone: Seabird Foraging Ecology in Polar, Temperate, and Tropical Ecosystems, Melissa Paschke

Capstones from 2012

Capstone: The Effects of Ocean Outfalls in the Marine Environment, Iman Olguin-Lira

Capstone: Shoreline Change Caused by Sea Level Rise Over the Next 100 Years –Predictions, Economics, and Policy: Broward County, Florida, Natalie Anne Hall

Capstone: Comparison of Internal Olfactory Anatomy Between Teleost and Elasmobranch Fishes, Kristyn Rubertus

Capstone: Effects of Climate Change and North Atlantic Oscillation on Arctic Ice Melting and the North Atlantic Marine Ecosystem, Christopher Kul

Capstone: Flagship Down: An Analysis of Factors that Contributed to the Extinction of the Chinese River Dolphin, the Baiji, Laura Veverka

Capstone: Structure and Function of Symbiodinium sp. in Marine Invertebrates, Joseph C. Iacovazzi

Capstone: The Impacts of Deforestation on the Ecological and Economic Goods and Services Provided by Mangrove Ecosystems, John F. Seubert

Capstone: Scleractinian Coral Evolution, Resilience and Disease with a Histological Study of Dark Spot in Agaricia agaricities and Siderastrea siderea, Stephanie Hayes

Capstone: A Review of Faunal Responses to Seagrass Habitat Impacts and the Effect of Mechanical Anthropogenic Disturbances, Allison N. Hill

Capstone: Investigating the Role of Biofilms in Pathogenic Infections, Sandhya Kumar

Capstone: The Effects of Physical Barriers on Nesting Behavior and Nesting Success in Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, and Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea in South Florida, USA, Samantha Woodward

Capstone: Vascular Corrosion Casting: Review of Resin Types, Techniques, Cast Examination and its Application to the Study of Fish Physiology, Mark P. Rogers

Capstones from 2011

Capstone: Did Commercial Whaling Cause the Sequential Decline of Marine Mammals in Alaska?, Carmen J. Rodriguez

Capstone: Obstacles to Successful Restoration of Mangrove Areas Degraded by Aquaculture in Southern Thailand, Shannon L. Alexander

Capstone: Protecting the Western North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) from Extinction in the Western North Atlantic Ocean: A review of United States and Canada Governmental Public Policy through 2009, Lanni Hall

Capstone: The Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Organochlorine Pesticides on Sea Turtles, Stephanie McLean

Capstone: Coral Reef Conservation and the Role of Local Community Outreach Involvement through Education and Marine Protected Areas, Whitney A. Nolton

Capstone: Whale Strikes by Ships: Causes and Solutions, Holly R. Hubbell

Capstone: Delayed Implantation in Pinnipeds: A Literature Review, Bryan Lounsberry


Capstone: Nudibranch Predators of Octocorallia, Eric Brown

Capstone: A Literature Review of the Effect of Temperature on Sex Ratios of Sea Turtle Hatchlings, Judith Dixon

Capstone: An International Assessment of Mangrove Management: Incorporation in Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Land-use Planning, Haille N. Carter

Capstones from 2010

Capstone: Effects of Estrogenic Substances on Gonochoristic Teleost Fish Populations in the Aquatic Environment, Tracy Dirks

Capstone: Understanding the Complexity of Cleaning Symbioses Within Coral Reef Fishes and the Effects on Community Dynamics, Lisa Morse

Capstone: Evaluation of Alternative Methodologies to Restore Oysters to the Chesapeake Bay Based on an Assessment of Possible Outcomes, Debra Zeyen

Capstone: Preliminary Analysis and Comparison of Acoustic Signals from Delphinids in the N.W. Atlantic Ocean, Hayley S. Cato

Capstone: National Approach to Nutrient Management for Reduction of Red Tide Events in the Gulf of Mexico, Jesse Lynn Trostadurray

Capstone: The Status of Hurricane Forecasting and Its Significance to South Florida, Michael Malikowski

Capstone: A Holistic Approach to Understanding and Managing the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia, Whitney Sapienza

Capstone: Electronic Tracking and Tagging of Pelagic Tunas, Jason Ian Ratner

Capstone: Fish Senescence: Relevant Findings and Their Importance to Human Gerontology, Paige L. Switzer

Capstone: A Review of the History and Implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) with Special Focus on Balancing Both Human and Everglades Needs for Adequate Fresh Water Supply, Brett K. Olson

Capstone: A Decline in Lake Michigan’s Water Quality and the Collaborative Restoration Effort to restore, protect and sustain it through the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, Dawn Silver

Capstone: Human Impacts on the Trophic Structure of Wetlands: the Florida Everglades as a Case Study, Nina-Marie Santos

Capstone: The Blue Crab Fisheries of Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico: A Stock in Decline, Mike Sanders

Capstones from 2009

Capstone: An Overview of Climate Change And Regional Effects to Polar Regions and Small Island Communities, Dawn Clyde`

Capstone: Marine Invasive Species: Vectors, Impacts and Management, Jennifer Berry

Capstone: Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Reuse in Sub-Tropical and Tropical Climates with Investigations Towards the Use of Mangroves, Michael Lehmann

Capstone: Coral Reef Restoration: A Discussion of Techniques and Implementations, Sandra J. Humphrey

Capstone: A Comparative Analysis of the Life History Traits of Sharks in the Order Hexanchiformes, Michael Grassmann

Capstone: Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) Decline in Alaska: What are the Main Causes?, Sandra McClung

Capstone: Seagrass Restoration in Florida: Review and Analysis of Restoration Methods, Justin Freedman

Capstone: A Comparative Analysis of Life History and Alimentary Canal Morphology and Physiology in Elasmobranchii and Acipenseriformes, Kendra M. Maroni

Capstone: Enhancement of Florida’s Panulirus argus Population, Gene A. Crease

Capstone: Hydrothermal Geology at Meridiani Planum, Mars, and the Possibility of a Marker for Microbial Life in the Iron Oxyhydroxide, Schwertmannite, Denise Hemphill

Capstone: The Effects of Debris on Marine Organisms, Joanne Nicole LaComb

Capstone: The Impact of Longline Fishing On Leatherback Sea Turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, Alexandra Burke

Capstone: A Review of Puerto Rico’s Coral Reefs, Marine Connectivity, and Marine Protected Areas, Muriel M. Blaisdell

Capstone: Beach Nourishment and Armoring: Impacts on Sea Turtle Nesting and Near Shore Coral Reef Habitat; Regulation, Stakeholders, and Future, Susan J. Lewis

Capstone: Current Methods and Technology for the Detection and Potential Forecasting of Harmful Algal Blooms, MacMillan Clements

Capstone: Ecological Impacts Affecting Populations of Three Marine Turtle Species, Julia M. Millet

Capstone: Hydrothermal Vent Communities: A Global Perspective, Lindsay Glassman

Capstone: The Evidence for Invasional Meltdown: The Great Lakes as a Case Study, Dina M. Benes

Capstones from 2008

Capstone: The Pelagic Life of Tropical Reef Fish Larvae, Matthew B. Davis

Capstone: Sperm Competition in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Melissa Champagne

Capstone: A Comprehensive Review of the Efficacy of Marine Management Programs, Nichole Dean

Capstone: A Review of the Individual-specific Vocal Behavior of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): The Role of the Signature Whistle Hypothesis, Nicole G. Carter

Capstone: Literature Review of Karenia brevis Research and Possible Management Strategies on the West Coast of Florida, Gregory J. McCormick

Capstone: Transport and Retention of Fish Larvae in the Complex Physical Oceanographic Regime of the Western Caribbean: Review and Preliminary Results from Year One Fisheries Oceanography Project, Natasha Davis

Capstone: A Clionid Overview with Regards to Biology, Abundance, and Distribution: Including a Comparison of Case Studies of Symbiosis, Bioerosion, and Eutrophication, Amanda Jade Benedict

Capstone: Coral Reefs: A Review of Their Global Importance, Degradation, and Possible Pathways to Recovery, Kirk Kilfoyle

Capstone: A Review of Satellite Telemetry and Geolocation Techniques and Applications with Implications for Future Research, Melissa Magelnicki

Capstone: The Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Vocal Tradition: Acoustic Communication and its Role in the Orca Family Unit, Eileen Kelly

Capstone: The Life History and Population Dynamics of a Protogynous Hermaphroditic Grouper (Epinephelus guttatus): Case Studies from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Ben Finkes

Capstone: A Comparison of Marine Bacterial Indicators in Shellfish Along the Eastern Seaboard, David W. Matagiese

Capstone: A Review of Sedimentation and the Effect of Dredging on Scleractinian Corals, Shawn McQuaid

Capstone: Life History and Population Dynamics of the Smalltooth Sawfish, Pristis pectinata, and Largetooth Sawfish, Pristis perotetti, in North American Waters, Katherine A. Shade

Capstone: Multibeam Bathymetry as a Tool for Coastal Zone Management with Emphasis in Processing its Data with Bathymetric Algorithms, Henry Charry

Capstone: The Distribution of Fungiid Corals in the Eastern Pacific, Amber Little

Capstone: Examining Gene Expression of the Vertebrate Female Reproductive System: Possible Effects of Pollution on Hormonal Balance, Audrey E. Germane

Capstone: The General Biology, Conservation and Management of Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) in Florida Waters, Andrea G. Pula

Capstone: The Role of Marine Education on the Creation, Effectiveness, and Sustainability of Marine Protected Areas, Alastair G. Hebard

Capstones from 2007

Capstone: Beach Renourishment: Worldwide Comparison of Methods and Results, Kelly Egan

Capstone: The Impacts and Sustainability of Marine Based Tourism, Sara R. Hamilton

Capstone: The Environmental, Economic, and Cultural Aspects of the Modern Cruise Industry with a Focus on South Florida and the Caribbean, Chad Idell Wenger

Capstone: New River, North Carolina: Fate and Transport of Non-Point Source Pollutants from a Coastal River to Nearshore Hardbottom Habitat, Erin A. Hague

Capstone: Toxic Shock Syndrome: Deaths of Florida Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) When Exposed to Harmful Algal Blooms, Katherine Moore

Capstone: Salt Marsh Die-Off in Georgia and Lousiana: A Comparison of Two Events, Matthew K. Weathers

Capstone: A Comprehensive Review of the Biology and Preliminary Investigation of Interactions with the U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery for the Shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) and Longfin (Isurus paucus) Mako Sharks, Juan Carlos Levesque

Capstone: A Look at Fibropalillomatosis in Chelonia mydas, the Green Turtle, Kristi A. Dement

Capstone: A Review of the Significance of Herbivory in Structuring Coral Reef Ecosystems, Kristin Nugent

Capstone: Magnetoreception in Marine Organisms with Emphasis on Bacteria, Fish, Sea Turtles, and Cetaceans, Karen Schanzle

Capstone: Non-Framework Coral Communities in the Gulf of California, Mexico, Brenda Garza

Capstone: The Phylogeny, Biology and Conservation Status of Freshwater Stingrays (Family Potamotrygonidae) in South America and Recommendations for Future Conservation, Rose Laucci