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Capstones from 2012

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Juvenile Scleractinian Coral Density, Composition, and Influence on the Adult Coral Population in Southeast Florida., Jennifer Stein

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Diel, Tidal, and Sex Based Differences in Time Spent Feeding by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Megan Flora

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Thesis: Microbial Effects on the Production and Transformation of Surfactants Within the Microlayer and Subsurface Waters in Application to Remote Sensing Techniques, Katie E. Vella

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Search for Novel Sponge genes: Comparative Analysis of Gene Expression in Multiple Sponges, Tandace L. Burkhart

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Post-Injury Recovery, Reattachment, Survival and Growth of the Giant Barrel Sponge, Xestospongia muta, Offshore Southeast Florida, Stephanie J. Bush

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Thesis: Post-Release Survival and Habitat Utilization of Juvenile Swordfish in the Florida Straits, Jenny Fenton

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

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

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

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

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Thesis: The Effects of a New Bridge on Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Use of the FPL Discharge Canal at Port Everglades, Florida, Brea Viragh

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Meta-Transcriptome Profiles of the Marine Sponge, Axinella corrugata and its Microbial Consortia: A Pyrosequencing Approach, Jignasa Patel

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: One Step Closer to Non-Invasive: Quantifying Coral Zooxanthellae Pigment Concentrations Using Bio-Optics, Harmony Alise Hancock

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Feasibility of Rubble-Binding Sponge Propagation for Use in Reef Restoration, Emily Christine McGrath

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Abundance of Spinner Dolpin (Stenella longirostris) in the Southern Tanon Strait, Philippines 2004-2007, Rachel Stronach

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Learning and Long-Term Memory Formation in Danio rerio Through Two Sensory Modalities, Christopher Morin

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

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Use of Simulation Analyses to Investigate Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) Growth Models in the Atlantic Ocean Incorporating Gear Selectivity, Amanda Levy

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: I Am The Tornado, Cory Allen

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Learning Curve: How What's Wrong With Me Made Me Write, Carol Dowd-Forte

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Excerpt From Novel: The Ballad of Rozzeltorre, Tara Morin

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Life Mastery: Reflections of a Scholarly Heart, Diane Obregon

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Thesis: Navigating Expectations: A Comparative Analysis of Writing Standards, Denise Pichardo

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Dissertation: Alternative Interventions Used to Help Mexican-American Students Improve Academic Achievement in Grades 9 - 12, Alberta M. Reyes

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Intraspecific Comparison of Vocalizations of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) on the East and West Coast of Florida, Beth A. Brady

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Observation of Natural and Artificial Features on the Sea Surface from Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite Imagery with In-situ Measurements, Christopher Maingot

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Socioeconomic Characteristics of Coastal Pelagic Fishing Tournaments in South Florida, Twyla Herrington

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Sea Surface Temperature, Chlorophyll Concentration, and Upwelling Index on Kogia Strandings in Florida, Vincent U. Cordero

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Dissertation: Field Ecology Patterns of High Latitude Coral Communities, Kristi A. Foster

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

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Changes in Northwest Hawaiian Island Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi) Populations as Evidenced by Stable Isotope Ratios, Nina M. Thompson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Gametogenesis and Spawning of Solenastrea bournoni and Stephanocoenia intersepta and the Fecundity of Four Common Transplanted Coral Species Offshore, Southeast Florida., Jenna R. Lueg

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Trophic-Level Interaction for Elasmobranch Species in Florida Bay, South Florida, Using Stable Isotope Ratios in Rgard to Mercury-Species, Adam G. Matulik

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Trophic Study of Oilfish, Escolar, Snake Mackerel, and Lancetfish in the Western North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico Using Combined Stomach Content and Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analyses, Heidi R. Keller

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Petroleum Exploration on the Distribution of Cetaceans in the Gulf of Mexico., Alexa Olivia Pennell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Calculating Matthew, Matthew Weeks

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: One Year Avian Survey of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park to Determine Population Density, Lisa Abernathy

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Capstone: Nudibranch Predators of Octocorallia, Eric Brown

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Historical and Analytical Description of the South Florida Recreational Tournament Fishery for Broadbill Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, Elaine J. Brewer

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Antipredator Responses to the Non-Native African Jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi, by Naive Everglades Prey, Katherine Leigh Dunlop

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Thesis: Comparison of Wetland Assessment Methods, Kerstin Green

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Spatial Analysis of the Invasion of Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans/miles, in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Matthew W. Johnston

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

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Thesis: Seasonal Aggregations of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in the Port Everglades and Intracoastal Regions of Fort Lauderdale, Florida., Jaime M. Goldman

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Spiral Valve Parasites of Selected Tropical Pelagic Elasmobranchs and Internal Parasites of Mesopelagic Teleosts, Mae Taylor

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Analysis of a Partial Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Library and Differential Expression of Genes in Biochemical Morphotypes of the Marine Sponge Discodermia dissoluta, Patricia A. Waikel

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Water Flow on Bleaching of Palythoa Caribaeorum, Atsushi Fujimura

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Thesis: Establishment of an Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn Coral) Nursery: an Evaluation of Survivorship and Growth, Elizabeth Anne Larson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Variations in Composition, Abundance and Cover of Reef Tract Sponge Assemblages in Broward County, Florida, 2002-2006., Melinda R. Peddycoart

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

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Thesis: Biological and Physical Analysis of Currents and Water Masses Off the Coast of Southeast Florida, Stephanie Healey

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

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Thesis: Occurrence, Density, and Distribution of the Larvae of Three Commercially Important Crab Species in the Florida Current off the Southeast Coast of Florida, U.S., Gabriela L. Wisniewski

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Thesis: A Comparison of Copepoda (Order: Calanoida, Cyclopoida, Poecilostomatoida) Density in the Florida Current Off Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jessica L. Bostock

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Unlatched, Amanda Brown

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: No U-Turn, Stephanie Fleming

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Crimson Footprints, Shewanda Garner

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Saving Supergirl, Margaret Richardson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Predictive Habitat Models for Four Cetaceans in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Cheryl L. Cross

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Predictive Habitat Model for Rainbow Parrotfish Scarus guacamaia, Ethan G. P. Machemer

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Transplantation and Parrotfish Predation: A Study on Small Siderastrea siderea Colonies Offshore Broward County, FL USA, Allison S. Brownlee

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Dissertation: Investigations Into the Application of Single-Beam Acoustic Backscatter for Describing Shallow Water Marine Habitats, Greg Foster

Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Visual Physiology of the Smooth Dogfish (Mustelus canis): Temporal Resolution, Irradiance and Spectral Sensitivities, Mieka Kalinoski

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Linkage Between Mangrove Fish Community and Nearshore Benthic Habitats in Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA: A Seascape Approach, Rolando O. Santos

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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Reproductive Ecology of Siderastrea siderea: Histological Analysis of Gametogenesis, Spawning, and Latitudinal Fecundity Variation, Adam T. St. Gelais

Thesis - NSU Access Only: Water Chemistry Effects on Apple Snail (Pomacea paludosa, Say) Reproductive Patterns in the Northern Everglades, Tiffany Lorraine Trent

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Seasonal Movement Patterns, Migratory Behavior and Habitat Utilization of the Bblue Shark (Prionace glauca) in the Western North Atlantic, Lucy A. Howey

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Thesis: Applying a Molecular Genetics Approach to Shark Conservation and Management: Assessment of DNA Barcoding in Hammerhead Sharks and Global Population Genetic Structuring in the Gray Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos., Rebekah L. Horn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Genetic Connectivity and Microevolution of Reef Associated Taxa, Vincent P. Richards

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Thesis: Study of Secondary Metabolite Gene Expression in Marine Microbial Co-Cultures Using Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Crystal A. Conway

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Thesis: Diurnal Movements and Site Fidelity of the Florida Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, in Fort Lauderdale, FL., Kym Walsh

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Multi-Experimental Examination of Haemulon Species (Haemulidae) Early-Life Ecology on Southeast Mainland Florida Coral Reefs, Lance K. B. Jordan

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Thesis: The Unity of Division: A Rhetorical Analysis of Selected Speeches from Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, Reymond Levy

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Thesis: Seasonal and Salinity Effects on the Distribution of Higher Filamentous Marine Fungi at Rookery Bay, FL., Julia Ossler

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Thesis: Re-centering Students’ Attitudes About Writing: A Qualitative Study of the Effects of a High School Writing Center, Katherine Palacio

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

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