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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Thesis: Estimating the Carbon Flux Contributions of Three Common Myctophids in the Gulf of Mexico, Mary S. Gad

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology of Black Swallowers (Scombriformes: Chiasmodontidae: Chiasmodon) In the Deep-Pelagic Gulf of Mexico, Travis J. Kirk

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Thesis: The Trophic Ecology and Vertical Distribution of the Deep-Pelagic Fish Scombrolabrax heterolepis (Scombriformes: Scombrolabracidae), an ‘Advanced’ Fish in a World of ‘Primitive’ Fishes, Kathryn Lim

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Thesis: One-Time Broadscale SCTLD Intervention Effectiveness on Montastraea cavernosa in an Endemic Zone, Amanda Zummo

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Thesis: "We are Bad Feminists!": Understanding Genre and Rhetoric in (Post)Feminist Dramedy Television, Cailin Rolph

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Thesis: Restoration of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Susceptible Species in the Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park, Mexico Using Colony Microfragmentation, Marina Garmendia

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Thesis: Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Internal Wave Interactions on Conch Reef, Florida Keys, Megan Miller

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Thesis: Cnidae in Integrative Systematics of Zoanthidea: A Sticking Point, Melissa Rex

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Thesis: Addressing Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes) Impacts on Aquatic Biota in Lake Okeechobee, Joseph Salerno

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Thesis: Evaluating Post-release Survival and Habitat Utilization of Undersized Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Caught by the U.S Pelagic Longline Fishery in the Western North Atlantic, Zachery Young

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Thesis: Spawning Asynchrony of the Endangered Acropora cervicornis: Are Light Pollution and Abnormally Warm Temperatures the Culprits?, Krista Laforest

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Thesis: Investigating the Effects of a Southward Flow in the Southeastern Florida Shelf Using Robotic Instruments, Alfredo Quezada

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Thesis: A Rapid Site Selection Assessment as an Indicator of Stony Coral Microfragment Outplant Success, John J. Alfirevich

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Thesis: Fishing and Fear Effects Interact to Shape Herbivory on Coral Reefs, Bethany M. Tilton

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: High Residency of a Critically Endangered Hammerhead Shark to a Small Area of the Colombian Pacific Coast: Implications for Marine Protected Area Design, Maria Alejandra Herrera

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Thesis: Growth Productivity Serves as a Determinant of the Inoculum Effect in Staphylococcus aureus, Estefania Marin Meneses

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Thesis: Prevalence, Faunal Composition, and Vertical Distribution of Bioluminescence in the Pelagic Gulf of Mexico: Fishes, Crustaceans, Cephalopods and Gelatinous Megaplankton, Devynne M. Brown

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Thesis: Psammocora stellata Distribution at Devil's Crown, Floreana Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, María José Guarderas Sevilla

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Dissertation: Characterizing Ocean Surface and Internal Wave Magnetic Signatures: Laboratory, Field, and Glider-based Observations, John A. Kluge

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Capstone: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Internal Transcribed Sequences (ITS) as DNA Barcodes to Estimate Fungal Diversity, Jailisa Linares

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Thesis: Do Mesopelagic Fish Biomass Patterns Change in Response to Major Oceanographic Features in the Northern Gulf of Mexico?, Ian M. Areford

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Thesis: The Endoparasite Fauna of Mesopredatory Mesopelagic Teleosts, Alexander U. Rayburn

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Dissertation: Microscale to Mesoscale Modeling of the Ocean Under Tropical Cyclones: Effects of Sea Spray and Surfactants on Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Air-Sea Gas Exchange, Breanna Lynn Cain Vanderplow

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Thesis: Parameterizing the Spillage Left Behind: Datafication, Machine Learning Algorithms, and the Question of Ecological Agency, Courtney Rosenthal

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Thesis: Growth Environment Affects Virulence Factor Expression in Biofilm Formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an unstable environment., Fatima Abu-Rumman

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Thesis: Parasites Versus Predation: The Role of Chronic and Acute Parasite Exposure in Infection Risk and Anti-Predator Behavior, Delaney Farrell

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Thesis: The Plastic Pandemic: Examining Surgical Face Mask Degradation in the Marine Environment in Times of COVID-19, Christopher J. Mayer

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Thesis: Coral Castles: Protecting Polyps from Parrotfish Predation, Kyle Anthony-Kicking Bear Pisano

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Thesis: Desperate Larva Or Death Before Dishonor: Can Old Coral Larvae Replenish Degraded Reefs?, Nepsis García Lara

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Thesis: Cytokine Profiles in Peruvian Pinnipeds and Their Relationships with Environmental Stressors, Mykenzee L. Munaco

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Thesis: Evaluating Post-Release Survival and Distribution of Juvenile Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Caught on Buoy Gear Within the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits, Cody Rewis

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Capstone: A Review of Endoparasites Found in Order Pelecaniformes and Order Ciconiiformes Birds of Southeast Florida, Kaya C. Wells

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Thesis: The Effect of Water Flow Rates on the Survival and Growth Rates of Three Caribbean Bouldering Coral Species Juveniles in an Indoor versus Outdoor Environment, Ian Michael Johnson

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Thesis: Optimization of Light Spectrum During Coral Grow-out, Daisy N. Ponce

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Thesis: Applying Integrative Systematics to the Poorly Explored Symbiotic Relationships Between Echinoderms and Zoanthidea, Savannah Renken

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Accumulation of Trace Elements in Northern Sea Otter Vibrissae (Enhydra lutris kenyoni), Kayli L. Burke

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Thesis: Heavy Metals within the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago as Evidenced in the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Their Prey, Yvanna M. Strait

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Thesis: Using Carbon Source Preference to Modulate the Antibiotic Susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in Co-Culture., Elinor Sevy

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Growth Productivity Determines the Inoculum Effect of Aminoglycosides in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gabriela Diaz-Tang

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Thesis: Evaluating the Effect of Symbiodiniacea on Survival, Growth, and Acquisition of Newly Settled Corals of Three Caribbean Species, Michael B. Hood

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Capstone: Sublethal Effects of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Exposure on Tissue Regeneration in Four Atlantic Coral Species, Dawn Bickham

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Thesis: A Forensic Assessment of Current Water Quality Using IDEXX Techniques in the Himmarshee Canal and New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Catherine Margaret Bilodeau

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Capstone: The Evolution of Science Education in High School and Undergraduate Institutions, Sanda Lalicic

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Thesis: An Ecological Assessment of the Deep-Pelagic Fish Genus Cyclothone (Gonostomatidae; Stomiiformes), Possibly the World’s Most Abundant Fishes, in the Gulf of Mexico, Olivia C. North-Menthonnex

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Thesis: Exploring Host-Parasite Interactions in the Euhaplorchis Californiensis-Fundulus Parvipinnis System, Bennett J. Perry

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Thesis: Assessing the Dynamics of the Southeast Florida Shark Community from 2013-2019 Via Catch per Unit Effort and Stable Isotope Analysis, Alexandra Barth

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Thesis: Quantifying Phenotypic Variation Among the Head Photophores and Nasal Rosettes of the Myctophid Species, Diaphus Dumerilii in Relation to Body Size, Ryan E. Byrne

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Thesis: Effects of Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms on the Microbial Community Within Lake Okeechobee, FL, USA, Paisley S. Samuel

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Thesis: Heavy Metal Content in Eggs from Wild and Managed-Care Humboldt Penguins, Mya Daniels-Abdulahad

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Thesis: Twenty Years of Change in a Southeast Florida Acropora Cervicornis Thicket, Daniel Perez

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Thesis: Age and Growth for Three Members of the Family Gempylidae: Escolar (Lepidocybium Flavobrunnuem), Oilfish (Ruvettus Pretiosus), and Snake Mackerel (Gempylus Serpens), Sydney N. Daniels

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Thesis: The Potential for Top-Down Control of the Corallivorous Gastropod Coralliophila Galea and Its Effect on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Tanya Y. Kamerman

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Thesis: "OK, Groomer" :(Post) Truth Rhetoric and Transphobia, Adit R. Selvaraj

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Thesis: Embracing a Pedagogy of Intentionality: Reassessing Online Writing Instruction Principles Through a Post-2020 Lens, Autumn Bishard

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Dissertation: Movement, Behavior, and Trophic Ecology of a Pelagic Predator Guild in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, Ryan Keith Logan

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Thesis: The Materiality of Waka and Ikebana: Locating Ecological Relationships Between Delivery and Arrangement, Bianca Oliveira

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Lived Experiences of Graduate-Level Peace Educators: Voices for Sustained Peace, Kwasi David Ansong

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Dissertation: Competencies of Ombuds in Higher Education, Alicia Booker

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Dissertation: Are You Ready to Engage? The Impact of Decisional Conflict on Advance Directives Education, Marcia Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Unhealthy and Home: The Lived Experiences of African Americans Impacted by Environmental Racism in the United States, Crystal Chavis

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Dissertation: Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: The Cost of Neglect and Mismanagement, Tina Ann Collins

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Dissertation: The Decline of Union Membership and the Resulting Conflicts, Cynthia Cushman

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Dissertation: Piney Point Cascading Disaster and Environmental Conflict: An Explanatory Case Study, Ketti Davison

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Dissertation: A Confluence of Identity, Skepticism, and Acculturation: A Grounded Theory Study on Voter Engagement Among Registered Latin American Immigrant Voters, Oscar de Tuya

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Dissertation: Strength in Numbers: An Exploratory Case Study on the Impact of Conflict in Multi-institutional Higher Education Collaborations, Michele Robyn Dinicola

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Dissertation: Lens on Conflict: A Content Analysis Study on the Role of Hollywood in U.S. – Iran Relations, Farshad Farahat

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Dissertation: Learning From the Lived Experiences of African American Senior Executives In Fortune 500 Organizations: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Black Corporate Trailblazers, Otis G. Jarvis

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Dissertation: The Challenges and Transformative Experiences of Promoting Nonkilling with Anti-Nuclear Weapon Activists and Realists, Roland Joseph

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Dissertation: The Challenges and Transformative Experiences of Promoting Nonkilling with Anti-Nuclear Weapon Activists and Realists, Roland Joseph

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Dissertation: Reducing Workplace Conflict: A Reasonable Expectation?, Stephen Mark Kominek

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Dissertation: Medical Imaging Professionals Experiencing Workplace Interprofessional Conflict: A Phenomenological Study, Robert Carroll Moody

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Dissertation: Beyond Human Error: Seafarers’ Perceptions About Their Interpersonal Conflicts in a Multicultural Workplace A Typology of Seafarers’ Conflicts Contributing to Maritime Accidents, Eugenio Moreno

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Dissertation: Cause for Complaint: A Case Study Exploring Office for Civil Rights Complaints and Resolutions Related to Digital Accessibility at Public Colleges and Universities, Helen Gema Muñiz Bermudez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International Response to the Anglophone Crisis of Cameroon and Challenges to R2P: Russia and China Perspectives in Affirming or Dismissing R2P-Related Issues, Radar Jones Onguetou Essiene

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Dissertation: The Digital Footprint Effect: A Grounded Theory on the Influence of Social Media on Human Resource Managers’ Hiring Decisions, Tanya Pawlowski

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Dissertation: How COVID-19 Impacted the Suicide Rates: A Qualitative Research Analysis, Midline Pierre

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Dissertation: Denationalization and Statelessness: An Exploratory Case Study Assessing the Impact of Dominican Republic Judgment TC 168-13, the Effects of Naturalization Law 169-14, and the International Community's Involvement, Ernst Pierre Vincent

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Dissertation: When Speaking Up Fails: Experiences of Unsubstantiated Equal Employment Opportunity Allegations on the Workforce, Scottie Visser

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Thesis: Examining the Relationship Between Stomiiform Fish Morphology and Their Ecological Traits, Mikayla L. Twiss

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Thesis: Quantifying Carbon Dioxide and Methane Fluxes from Sargassum Strandings on Florida Beaches, James O. Westphalen

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Thesis: Integrative Revision of Five Genera Type Species for Zoanthidea To Bridge the Parataxonomy Gap, Jacob Colbert

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Thesis: Spatial Variability of Greenhouse Gases in Blue Carbon Mangrove Ecosystems, Jordan Page

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Thesis: Vertical and Diel Behavior Patterns of Adult Lemon Sharks (Negaprion Brevirostris) Around the Southeastern Florida and Western Bahamas Coastal Shelves, Jacquelyne Reuder

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Thesis: Quantifying the Toxicological Effects of the Organic Uv Filters Avobenzone and Homosalate on Acropora Cervicornis, Samantha F. Buckley

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Thesis: Toxicity and Effectiveness of a New Two-Part Underwater Adhesive for Coral Restoration, Matthew Rojano

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Dissertation: Larval Ecology of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thynnus): New Insights from Otolith Microstructure, Biotic, and Abiotic Analyses from the Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean Sea, Estrella Malca

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Thesis: Assessing Broad-Scale Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Intervention Activities in Southeast Florida, USA, Kathryn Toth

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Thesis: Ship Groundings and Boulder Deployment: A Study on Restoration of Ship Grounding Sites in the Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area, Shane Wever

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Thesis: Caribbean Reef-Building Coral-Symbiodiniaceae Network: Identifying Symbioses Critical for System Stability in a Changing Climate, Shaman Patel

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Thesis: Crustacean Assemblage Structure Over the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Collected During the 2009 Henry B. Bigelow Expedition, Kathryn Medina

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Thesis: "You Must Defeat [the Tutorial] To Stand A Chance": Learning To Play Competitive Fighting Video Games, Aidan D. Rivas

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Thesis: Out of the Body, Onto the Page: Awakening the Role of the Body in Writing and Practical Applications of Embodied Composition, Jasmine Jackson

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Thesis: Effects of Net Type on the Quantification of Pelagic Shrimp and Krill in the Gulf of Mexico, Eric J. Lee

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Thesis: Taxonomic Resolution Assessment and Biodiversity Evaluations for Deep-Sea Fish Assemblages in a Pelagic Ecosystem of the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Krista N. Scheuerman

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Thesis: Size Structuring of Myctophids in the Northern Gulf of Mexico in the Years Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Adam Warren

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Thesis: Relationships Between Mercury and Trophic Level in Nine Coastal Pelagic Fishes off Southeastern Florida, Emily Akins

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Dissertation: Benthic Community Dynamics and Stony Coral Demographics in Florida in Relation to Acute Disturbances and Chronic Pressures, Nicholas P. Jones

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Thesis: The Impacts of Egg Chamber Depth and Clutch Size on Hatching and Emergence Success for Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) on South Florida Beaches, Curtis J. Slagle

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Thesis: Impacts on Fast-Start Performance: How Do Group Size and Habitat Degradation Alter the Escape Behavior of a Schooling Coral Reef Fish?, Monica D. Bacchus

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Thesis: Corals as Food: What Factors Dictate Corallivore Foraging Behavior?, Ashley Hannigan