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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: Cross-Shelf and Latitudinal Benthic Community Investigation in the Nearshore Habitats of the Northern Florida Reef Tract, Katelyn Klug

Capstone: Social Interactions Between Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and Antillean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in Belize, Brittany Kaitlyn Knowles

Capstone: Anthropogenic Drivers of Harmful Algal Blooms, Specifically Microcystin, From Fresh to Marine Environments, Justine Pogge

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Thesis: A Revision of the Genera of Charitometridae with Abruptly Expanded Genital Pinnules, Alois Romanowski

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Thesis: Connectivity of Reef Fishes Between Mangroves and Coral Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Jennifer Savaro

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Thesis: Assessment of Nursery-Raised Acropora cervicornis Transplants in the Upper Florida Keys, Matthew Ware

Capstone: Marine Protected Area Networks and Cetaceans: The Importance of Stakeholder Group Participation in Planning and Implementation, Arthina Zorrilla

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Half-Dreamed Dream, Keren Moros-Achong

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Thesis: DNA Analysis of Surfactant Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer in Application to Satellite Remote Sensing Techniques: Case Studies in the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, Bryan Hamilton

Capstone: Climate Change Risks, Ecosystem Feedback, Vulnerability and Resilience In Urbanized Coastal Zones, Daniel M. Gnatz

Capstone: Eribulin Mesylate for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer, Abelardo Vernaza

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Thesis: Acute and Chronic Effects of Large-Vessel Anchoring on Coral Reef Communities Inside a Designated Commercial Anchorage, Lauren Waters

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Thesis: Estimating Growth and Mortality in Elasmobranchs: Are we doing it correctly?, Brian J. Moe

Capstone: Techniques in the Characterization and Annotation of Hypothetical Functional and Regulatory Genes in Marine Microbial Genomes, Shira Jaye Anteby-Maleh

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Thesis: Evaluation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Florida Coastal Pelagic Fish Complex Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event, Rachel Hickey

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Thesis: Land-Based Coral Nurseries: A Valuable Tool for Production and Transplantation of Acropora cervicornis, Keri L. O'Neil

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Dissertation: Histology and Ultrastructure of Montastraea cavernosa and Porites astreiodes During Regeneration and Recruitment: Anthropogenic Stressors and Transplant Success, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar

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Thesis: Seasonal Warm-Water Refuge and Sanctuary Usage by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Kings Bay, Citrus County, Florida, Danielle C. Sattelberger

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Thesis: A Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE) Spatial Metric with Respect to the Western North Atlantic Pelagic Longline Fishery, Max Appelman

Capstone: River Diversions and Wetland Loss of the Mississippi River Delta and the Associated Effects on Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Louisiana, USA, Rachel Rhode

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Dissertation: Computer Modeling the Incursion Patterns of Marine Invasive Species, Matthew W. Johnston

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The 2004 Japanese Professional Baseball Collective Bargaining Negotiations: A Qualitative Case Study, Joy Delorenza Benjamin

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Dissertation: Conflict in Families and Nursing Home Placement: A Phenomenological Study, Stephen John Pidwysocky

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Thesis: Ecology, Population Dynamics, and Sexual Characteristics of Commensal Leucothoid Amphipods with the Sponge Cliona varians in the Florida Keys (Crustacea: Amphipoda), Stephanie Lynn Andringa

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Dissertation: A Gift of Nature and the Source of Violent Conflict: Land and Boundary Disputes in the North West Region of Cameroon The Case of BaliKumbat and Bafanji, Moise Oneke Arrah

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Notable Family Mediators: An Examination of Family Mediator Effectiveness, Paula Bell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Rosine's Road, Daniel Betancourt

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Thesis: Translocation of Acropora cervicornis Across Geographic Regions: Investigating Species Recovery and Restoration, Bradley Cody Bliss

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Dissertation: Nation-State Personality Theory: A Qualitative Comparative Historical Analysis of Russian Behavior, during Social/Political Transition, Mark George Bound

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Thesis: Caffeine Elicits Time Dependent Biphasic Response of Functional Recovery in Carassius auratus Hemilabyrinthectomy Lesion Model, Bethany Brockhoff

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Thesis: Lucky Me, Raquel B. Cedeño

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Dissertation: Between Warrior and Helplessness in the Valley of Azawa - The struggle of the Kel Tamashek in the war of the Sahel, Patrick James Christian

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Dissertation: A Case Study of the Conflicts Women Experience with Tourism and Immigration in Vilcabamba, Ecuador: A Sustainable Livelihoods Perspective, Fatima A. Cotton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Conflict, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation in Rural, African American Churches in the South: A Phenomenological Study, Stephanie I. Credle

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Dissertation: The Lived Experience of Witnessing Bullying in the Workplace: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Angela E. Dash

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Dissertation: Feasibility of Using Biofuel By-Products as a Sustainable Nutritional Resource for Aquaculture Production of Litopenaeus vannamei, Erik David DeMicco

Capstone: Role of Microplastics in the Biomagnification of PBTs in Marine Organisms, Kruti Desai

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Dissertation: Accommodation, Avoidance and Submission: How the Interpretation of Biblical Submission as the Low-Self Conflict Modes Affects the Christian Marriage Relationship, Kipi L. Fleming

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Dissertation: The Development of a Theoretically-Supported Model of Resolution for Student Complaints in Higher Education, Laura Garrido

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Thesis: Feeding Ecology and Habitat Utilization of the Great Barracuda Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards 1771) in Southeast Florida, Noah R. Hansen

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Dissertation: Bloggers and Their Impact on Contemporary Social Movements: A Phenomenological Examination of the Role of Blogs and Their Creators in the LGBT Social Movements in Modern United States, Bobby K. Huen

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Searching for Support: A Phenomenological Study of Black Male Graduate Students at a Predominantly White University, Krystle L. Hunter

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Dissertation: Perpetrator and Victim Constructions of Justice, Forgiveness and Trauma Healing: Results of a Thematic Narrative Study of Intra-group Conflict in Colonial Central Kenya, 1952-1962, Daniel Njoroge Karanja

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Dissertation: Transcending Thresholds: A Phenomenological Study of How African American Women Working in the Federal Government Experience Professional Development, Betsy A. Kelly Bell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Ithacan, Daniel King

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Dissertation: Stakeholder Perceptions of Sustainable Value and Water Conservation: A Case Study of Social, Environmental, and Economic Concerns in the Rookery Bay Estuary, Bruce Victor Lilyea

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Dissertation: Tweeting Away Our Blues: An Interpretative Phenomenological Approach to Exploring Black Women's Use of Social Media to Combat Misogynoir, Kelly Macias

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Dissertation: Transition to Independence: A Phenomenological Study of Foster Care Alumni Pursuing a College Degree, Erica W. Martin

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Dissertation: Twelve Years Later: Afghan Humanitarian Aid Workers on War on Terror, Emmanuel C. Ogwude

Capstone: The Effects of Cold-Stress Syndrome and Harmful Algal Blooms Leading to Stress in the Species Trichechus manatus latirostris, Amanda Poland

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Dissertation: Threads and Stitches of Peace- Understanding What Makes Ghana an Oasis of Peace?, Hippolyt Akow Saamwan Pul

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Thesis: Carnival of Creeps, Richard Rodriguez

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Thesis: Hallowed Be Thy Fall, Kristina Smeriglio

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Dissertation: Afghan Muslim Male Interpreters and Translators: An Examination of Their Identity Changes and Lived Experiences During Pre and Post-Immigration to the United States During the Afghanistan War (2003-2012), Michael Tyrone Solomon

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Thesis: Un-becoming: A Confluence of the Poetic Voice and the Sociological Imagination, Stephanie Walls

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Thesis: Reproductive parameters of two coastal pelagic fishes off southeast Florida: Blackfin Tuna Thunnus atlanticus and Little Tunny Euthynnus alletteratus, Sonia Ahrabi-Nejad

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Thesis: Changes in Coral Community Composition at Devil's Crown, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: A 7,700 Year Perspective, Katharine Jane Hendrickson

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Thesis: Distribution, Growth, and Impact of the Coral-Excavating Sponge, Cliona delitrix, on the Stony Coral Communities Offshore Southeast Florida, Ari Halperin

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Thesis: Assessment of Macroinvertebrate Communities and Heavy Metal Contamination Along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Bernhard

Capstone: Effects of Naval SONAR on Marine Mammals and Recommendations for Reducing Deleterious Impacts, Veronica Bailey

Capstone: Are Scyphozoan Blooms Increasing? Causes and Consequences, Caitlin Banigan

Capstone: Implications of Size and Age in Massive Scleractinian Coral Growth Assessment, Elizabeth Mullikin

Capstone: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills: A Review of the Threats to the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Michelle Pasawicz

Capstone: Effects of Persistent Marine Pollutants on Lactation in the Suborder Pinnipedia: A Literature Review, Joyce Dara Varela

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Thesis: The Effects of an Extended Power Plant Shutdown on the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Port Everglades, Florida, Christopher Grissett

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Thesis: Habitat and Seasonal Distribution of the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) and Vertebrate Species Assemblages in Two Protected Areas of the Florida Everglades, Catherine Faye Hamilton

Capstone: The Impact of Sea Turtle Chemoreception, Foraging Ecology, and Vision on Their Bycatch in Longline Fisheries, Amanda Sylvester

Capstone: A Review of Sea Turtle Bycatch and Turtle Excluder Devices in the Shrimp Trawl Fishery, Amanda R. Lankenau

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Thesis: Modeling Flightless Galapagos Seabirds as Impacted by El Nino and Climate Change, Brian Seth Putman

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Thesis: Microbial Community Assembly found with Sponge Orange Band Disease in Xestospongia muta (Giant Barrel Sponge), Rebecca Mulheron

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Thesis: Long-Term Stony Coral Transplantation Success Offshore Southeast, Florida, USA, Theresa Elizabeth Robitaille

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Thesis: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchling Disorientation in Broward County, Florida, Allison Durland Donahou

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Thesis: Biophysical Interactions in the Straits of Florida: Turbulent Mixing Due to Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Thesis: A Mitogenomics View of the Population Structure and Evolutionary History of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximum, Kimberly A. Finnegan

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Role of Seagrass Beds as a Food Resource in Port Everglades, Florida, Christina Gabriel

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Thesis: Global Population Structure of the Dusky Shark and Geographic Sourcing of Shark Fins from Commercial Markets, Teagen K. Gray

Capstone: Evolutionary Perspectives on Chemical Defense in Nudibranch Gastropods (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia), Alexandra Lee

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Capstone: A Review of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Vocalizations and an Investigation into the Existence of Signature Whistles in a Captive Dolphin Population, Gillian Reily

Capstone: A Review of the Best Practices for the Live Release of Elasmobranchs in Commercial Fisheries, Lacie Jayne Thornton

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Thesis: Socioeconomics of the Lionfish Derby Fishery, Kristina Ann Trotta

Capstone: Fate and Potential Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Commercial Penaeid Shrimp, Alyse C. Howell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Unlucky In Love? Your Parents May Be To Blame, Veronica Isidron

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Evaluation of Inclusion Criteria for Highly Migratory Species in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Shawn Martin

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Thesis: Conch Population Demographics and Habitat Association Near Port Everglades Inlet, Florida, Charlotte A. Berry

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Thesis: The Detection of Amazonian Manatees (Trichechus inunguis) Using Side-Scan Sonar and the Effect of Oil Activities on Their Habitats in Eastern Ecuador, Caitlin E. Brice

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Thesis: Prokaryotic Diversity of the Wastewater Outfalls, Reefs, and Inlets of Broward County, Alexandra Mandina Campbell

Capstone: Progress and Current State of High-Throughput Sequencing Technology, Jonathan Lanzas

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Thesis: Behavioral Criteria for the Diagnosis of Domoic Acid Toxicosis in Zalophus californianus, Christiana Wittmaack

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Thesis: Measuring Viability of the Red-Tide Dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra Following Treatment with Ultraviolet (UV) Light, Scott Riley

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Dissertation: Increase of Excavating Sponges on Caribbean Coral Reefs: Reproduction, Dispersal, and Coral Deterioration, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra

Capstone: The Penobscot River Restoration Trust and the Return of Alewife and Blueback Herring, Alosa pseudoharengus and A. aestivalis, in the Penobscot River, Maine, Victoria A. Klima

Capstone: Delineation of Water Masses in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Mediterranean Sea Using Stable Oxygen Isotope Ratios, Nicholas L. Ledra

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Thesis: Evidence of the Enemy Release Hypothesis: Parasites of the Lionfish Complex (Pterios volitans and P. miles) in the Western North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea, Kayelyn Regina Simmons

Capstone: What’s in a Shark’s Apatite? Methodologies to Assess Elasmobranch Feeding Behavior, Identification, and Tooth Replacement with an SEM Laboratory Study of Shark Tooth Wear, Daniel Smith

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Dissertation: Molecular Ecology of Globally Distributed Sharks, Christine B. Testerman

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Thesis: Combined Gut Content-Stable Isotope Trophic Analysis and Satellite Tagging of the Pelagic Stingray Pteroplaytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Tiffany A. Weidner

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: False Crawls of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta): Causation and Impacts on Nesting Success in Broward County, Florida, Michele Zielinski

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Thesis: Trophic Dynamics and Feeding Ecology of the Southeast Florida Coastal Pelagic Fish Community, Travis Allan Moore

Capstone: Persistent Heavy Metal Pollution from Anthropogenic Practices in Emerging Market Economies, Clark Schoonover

Capstone: The Potential Use of Artificial Reefs Within Marine Protected Areas to Enhance Fisheries and MPA Effectiveness, Elizabeth Simpson