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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Redefining safety: An analysis of cultural and international safe havens in the context of genocidal violence, Antonella Regueiro

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Dissertation: Elizabeth I and the 1559 Act of Uniformity: A Study of the Impact of Gender Roles and Religious Conflict, Shawna K. Resnick

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Uncertain Peace: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Intrapersonal Conflicts from Chabad-Lubavitch Origins, Yehuda Silverman

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Dissertation: Chief Student Affairs Officers’ Perceptions of Institutional Crisis Management, Preparedness, and Response, Heather Studenberg

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Dissertation: When Cyber Systems Crash: Attitudes Towards Cyber Utilization And Security, Nicholas L.K. Tar

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Dissertation: Corruption, Culture, Context & Killing: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Effects of Corruption upon Lethality and Feelings of Insecurity in Regions of Extreme Conflict, Mark Thaller

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Dissertation: Moving from Fear towards Unity among Intergroup Dialogue Participants in Israel-Palestine: Findings from a Qualitative Meta-Data-Analysis, Jesse W. Treakle

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Dissertation: Preschoolers Aggressive Behavior toward Others Is It Child-play? Is It Bullying?, Brenda W. Williams

Capstones from 2016

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Capstone: Using GIS to Predict Cetacean Strandings Related to Harmful Algal Blooms, Jessica L. Boyd

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Thesis: An Evaluation of the Seagrass Habitat in North Biscayne Bay, Florida, in Relation to a Changing Environment and Urbanization in the Port of Miami Harbor Basin 2005-2011, Sara M. Jarossy

Capstone: An Overview of the Global Shark Fin Trade with Emphasis on Monitoring Methods, Julie McNulty

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Capstone: A Review of Present and Alternative Lionfish Controls in the Western Atlantic, Adam Rittermann

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Thesis: Population Demographics and Sexual Reproduction Potential of the Pillar Coral, Dendrogyra cylindrus, on the Florida Reef Tract, Lystina Kabay

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Thesis: Coral recovery on phase-shifted reefs depend upon the type of macroalgae present, Justin N. Voss

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Thesis: Effects of 17 β-estradiol and Progesterone on Acropora cervicornis and Porites astreoides Growth and Reproduction, Joshua L. Stocker

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Thesis: The Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of the Order Euphausiacea (Malacostraca: Eucarida) from the northern Gulf of Mexico with notes on reproductive seasonality., Charles Douglas Fine

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) From Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, David C. Roche

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Thesis: Ports, Prosperity, and Pests: Assessing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species Introduced by Maritime Shipping Activity in Cuba, Charleen O'Brien

Capstone: Review of Environmental Indicators of Brown Tides in the Peconic Estuary, Michael I. Cohen

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Thesis: Abundance and Diversity of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of Bear Seamount, New England Seamount Chain, Valerie Renee Miranda

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Capstone: Increasing Shipping Traffic through the Bering Strait: Challenges of International Policy in a Rapidly Changing Climate and Managing Impacts to Regional Cetacean Populations, Laura Morse

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Thesis: Quantifying the Toxicity of 1-Methylnaphthalene to the Shallow-Water Coral, Porites divaricata, for Use in the Target Lipid Model, Nicholas Turner

Capstone: A History of Research in the Bathypelagic Realm: Earth's Largest Habitat, Howard Kendall Lord

Capstone: Fibropapillomatosis in Marine Turtles: A Comprehensive Review, Samantha L. McCorkle

Capstone: Effects of Dredging on Seagrass Communities Adjacent to the Port of Miami 2005-2016, Emily Marie Powell

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Thesis: Coral Persistence to Ocean Warming via Developmental Acclimation, Heather L. Schaneen

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Capstone: Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Cetacean Strandings Focusing On The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) with a Synthesis of Potential Causes, April D. Clark

Capstone: To Remove the Hook or Not: Experimental Degradation of Fishhooks and Implications to Catch-and-Release Angling and Commercial Fishing Applications, John W. Coker

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Thesis: Transgenerational Effects of Thermal Stress: Impacts On and Beyond Coral Reproduction, Alyson Kuba

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Thesis: Can Skeletal Morphology Support New Molecular Phylogenies of Antedonidae (Crinoidea: Comatulida)?, Brenna Hays

Capstone: Marine Environmental Law, Policy and Security Amid Arctic Climate Change: Cooperation and Conflict in Creating a Pan-Arctic Marine Protected Area Network, Melodee A. Smith

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Thesis: Reproductive Ecology of Dragonfishes (Family: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Alex D. Marks

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Thesis: Artificial Reefs as Juvenile Fish Habitats in Marinas, Allison Patranella

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Thesis: Changes in Tursiops truncatus Distribution and Behavior in the Drowned Cayes, Belize, and Correlation to Human Impacts, Jazmin Garcia

Capstone: Are We Managing the Wrong Thing? Importance on Different Life-Stages in Reef Corals, Beranda S. Harper

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Thesis: Can Twilight Reefs Usher In A New Dawn For Depauperate Shallow Coral Reefs?, Hunter KG Noren

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Thesis: Effects of EMF Emissions from Undersea Electric Cables on Coral Reef Fishes, Robert F. Jermain

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Thesis: Using Regression-Based Effect Size Meta-Analysis to Investigate Coral Responses to Climate Change, Niklas Alexander Kornder

Capstone: Marine Debris in Coastal Habitats: Can Environmental Protection Reduce Fishing and Non-Fishing Debris?, Morgan Knowles

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Thesis: Beach Nourishment: Effects on the Hatching & Emergence Success Rates of Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles, Jenna Caderas

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Thesis: Establishing an Ecological Baseline of Macroinfaunal Assemblages in Nearshore Sediments of Southeast Florida, Candace Grimes

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Thesis: Characterization of the Marine Sponge Amphimedon compressa Microbiome Across a Spatial Gradient, Renee Michelle Potens

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Thesis: Systematic Patterning of Sediments in French Polynesian Coral Reef Systems, Andrew Calhoun

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Thesis: Geographic and Depth Distributions of Decapod Shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico with Notes on Ontogeny and Reproductive Seasonality, Eric A. Burdett

Capstone: The Effect of Mercury on Odontocetes and Their Importance as Marine Ecosystem Indicators, Lindsay Franco

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Thesis: Acoustic Repertoire of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Bachelor Groups in the Waters Surrounding Ischia, Italy (Tyrrhenian Sea), Cristina M. Ledon

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Thesis: Effects of Sedimentation on the Physiology and Oxidative Stress of Two Common Scleractinian Corals, Margaret E. Rushmore

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Capstone: Sea Turtle Conservation: Reviewing the Efficacy of Land- and Sea-based Management Strategies for Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) Sea Turtles, Glenn D. Goodwin

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Thesis: Global Genetic Connectivity and Diversity in a Shark of High Conservation Concern, the Oceanic Whitetip, Carcharhinus longimanus, Cassandra L. Ruck

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Thesis: A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Techniques to Assess Mapping Accuracy in the Florida Keys, Ian K. Rodericks

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Thesis: A Tale of Two Theories: Using an Engineered Strain of E. coli to Bridge the Gap Between Quorum Sensing and Diffusion Sensing, Cortney E. Wilson

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Thesis: Reef Fish Spatial Distribution and Benthic Habitat Associations on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Dana Fisco

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Thesis: Population Fluctuation of the Nodular Coral Psammocora stellata in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: An Indicator of Community Resilience and Implications for Future Management, Kathryn Brown

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Capstone: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Using Anecdotal Data and Photographic Evidence to Obtain Baseline Data for Southeast Florida Reefs, Catherine Brady

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Thesis: Bacterial Indicators of Fecal Pollution: Exploring Relationships between Fecal Coliform and Enterococcus Groups in Central and South Florida Surface Waters, Shelby G. Craig

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Thesis: An Endemic Commensal Leucothoid Discovered in the Tunicate Cnemidocarpa bicornuta, from New Zealand (Crustacea, Amphipoda), Kaitlyn M. Brucker

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Thesis: Coral Genotype Influence on Growth and Stress Resistance in Acropora cervicornis: Investigating Potential Energy Tradeoffs, Peter T. Grasso

Capstone: Adult Male Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister) Movements near Reedsport, Oregon; A Collaborative Mark-Reacpture Study, Kaety Jacobson

Capstone: Comparative Study on Behavior Of Common Bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago, Greece, Kristyn M. Kleman

Capstone: Evaluation of Time-Area Closures in the United States as a Management Measure for Highly Migratory Species Fisheries of the Atlantic Ocean, Julian Kurt Douglas

Capstone: A Review of the Taxonomy, Biology and Conservation Status of the Spotted Eagle Ray, Aetobatus sp., Species Complex, Amy M. Neville

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Thesis: Distribution, Abundance and Movement of Fish among Seagrass and Mangrove Habitats in Biscayne Bay, Patrick C. Goebel

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Thesis: Sustainable Whale-watching for the Philippines: A Bioeconomic Model of the Spinner Dolphin (Stenella Longirostris), Allison Jenny Santos

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Dissertation: Men and College Enrollment: A Grounded Theory Study on Understanding how Gender Stereotypes Influence Men and Their Decision-Making, Mark Bukowski

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Dissertation: A Case Study Analysis of Dehumanization in Rwanda and Darfur, Carlyn M. Jorgensen

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Dissertation: Tharu Barghar-Mukhiya Indigenous Model: A Case Study of Tharu Community of Nepal, Narayan B. Khadka

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Dissertation: Conflict Analysis of Economic Perceptions and Misperceptions in the United States, Miryam Lindberg

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Dissertation: Motherhood redefined: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the lived experiences of lesbian mothers and the sociopolitical conflicts that shape their narratives, Melissa Miller-Munoz

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Dissertation: Deconstructing public discourse on undocumented immigration in the United States in the twenty first century, Kwadjo Owusu-Sarfo

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Dissertation: Conflict Resolution Behaviors and the Affect of Identity Standards and Empowerment Needs on Individuals Using External Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices, Amy R. Parker

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Theory of Conflict Resolution Behavior: Dimensions of Individualism and Collectivism and Perception of Legitimacy of Power and Ideology; a Hermeneutic Comparative Analysis, Nadine Pierre-Louis

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Dissertation: Corruption and Conflict: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Nigerian Citizens, Farouk A. Raheemson

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Dissertation: Unshackled: A phenomenological study of the effects of holistic conflict resolution training on inmate self-efficacy, Christina R. Wilson

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Dissertation: Perceived Lack of Teacher Empathy and Remedial Classroom Conflicts, Henry Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: The Our Florida Reefs Coastal Use Survey: An Online Survey to Support Stakeholder Management Recommendations for Southeast Florida, Amanda Rose Costaregni

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Thesis: Natural vs. Anthropogenic Sedimentation: Does Reducing a Local Stressor Increase Coral Resilience to Climate Change?, Francesca Fourney

Capstone: Implementing marine protected areas to sustain fishing productivity in South Florida: an examination of the Research Natural Area Science Plan in the Dry Tortugas region, Nicholas B. Casper

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Thesis: A Comparison of Infaunal Community Structure Between Pre- and Post Construction Sampling of Artificial FDOT Rock- Pile Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Joan Lorraine Guerra

Capstone: Florida Reef Tract Scleractinian Coral Species-Specific Response to Sedimentation Stress, Amanda M. Montgomery

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Thesis: Connectivity of Coastal and Oceanic Ecosystems: Pelagic Habitat Use by Juvenile Reef Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, Katie Bowen

Capstone: Comparison of Enterococcus Measurements in Western Broward County, FL by Membrane Filtration Culture Analysis and Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction, Patricia Holowecky

Capstone: Assessing Marine Pollution Through Heavy Metal Uptake in Seagrass, Jacob D. James

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Thesis: Faunal Composition and Distribution of Pelagic Larval and Juvenile Flatfishes (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Connectivity Between Coastal and Oceanic Epipelagic Ecosystems, Lacey Malarky

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Thesis: Feeding Ecology of the Invasive Lionfish (Pterois spp.) and Comparison with Two Native Species: Schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792) and Graysby Cephalopholis cruentata (Lacepède, 1802), Jesse J. Secord

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Thesis: The Effects of Petroleum Pollutants on Sea Urchins Reproduction and Development, Kellie C. Pelikan

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Thesis: A Comparison of Macroinfaunal Community Structure between Artificial Concrete Boulder Reefs and Adjacent Natural Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Amber C. Metallo

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Thesis: Species Specific Microcalcification in Reef Building Caribbean Corals in Ocean Acidification Conditions, Ashley M. Dungan

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Thesis: Bacterial Community Dynamics In Marine Sponge Cinachyrella kuekenthali Under Irradiance and Antibiotics, Nidhi Vijayan

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Thesis: Fine-Grained Bacterial Compositional Analsysis of the Port Everglades Inlet (Broward County, FL) Microbiome using High Throughput DNA Sequencing, Lauren M. O'Connell

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Thesis: Biodiversity and Ecological Dynamics of Sciophilous Benthic Communities on Artificial Plates: Emphasis on Reef Sponges, Caidra Elizabeth Hassanzada

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Dissertation: A Phylogenetic Revision of Superfamily Himerometroidea (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), Kristian Taylor

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Thesis: Time-Series Evaluation of Suspect Rickettsiales-like Bacteria Presence in Acropora cervicornis off of Broward County from Years 2001–2012, Steven Di Lauro

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Thesis: A Comparative Evaluation of Mitigation Wetlands in Broward County, Florida, Using Chironomid (Ditera) Pupal Exuviae: A Potential Technique for Assessing Mitigation Success, Ryan St. George

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Capstone: Climate Change Resilience and Socioeconomic Impacts of MPAs and MPA Networks in the Caribbean - Case Study: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Management of MPAs and Coastal Zones in the Dominican Republic, Andrea Isabella Vogel

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Thesis: Benthic Invertebrate Communities and Habitat Characterization of the Pourtalès Terrace, Florida with Analysis of the Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and the East Hump Marine Protected Area, Jana K. Ash

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Thesis: Thermal Preferences and Critical Temperature Regimes of the Western North Atlantic Invasive Lionfish Complex (Pterois spp.), Benjamin Barker

Capstone: Ecology, Status and Conservation of the White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Mediterranean Sea, Ginevra Boldrocchi

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Thesis: A Quantitative Assessment of the January 2010 Cold Spell Effect on Mangrove Utilizing Coral Reef Fishes from Biscayne National Park, Florida, Jeffrey M. Ellis

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Thesis: Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Restoration in South Florida: Growth and Survivorship of Outplanted Nursery Corals, Meaghan Johnson

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Thesis: Modeling of Epizootics on Four Genera of Arabian Gulf Corals, John Alexander Kluge