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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Parameterization of an Ecosystem Model and Application for Assessing the Utility of Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Longline Spatial Closures, Holly A. Perryman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Role of Phenotypic Plasticity in the Adaptive Evolution of Fundulus heteroclitus, David Dayan

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Ecological and Genomic Patterns of the Threatened Coral Acropora cervicornis, Crawford Drury

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Anthropogenic Pollution Effects on Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism, Gene Expression, and Genotypes of Natural Fundulus Heteroclitus Populations, Xiao Du

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The Impacts of Bycatch from the Atlantic Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery on Ecosystem Structure and Function, Francesca C. Forrestal

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Physiological Downstream Consequences and Tradeoffs Associated with CO2 Compensation in Marine Fish, Rachael M. Heuer

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Examining the Lionfish Invasion: How Growth and Recruitment Relates to Connectivity and Controls, Dominique Lazarre

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The Physiological Effects of the Guanylin Peptides in the Intestine of the Gulf Toadfish (Opsanus beta), Ilan M. Ruhr

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Estimating Movement Rates of Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tunas, Katsuwonus Pelamis, Thunnus Albacares, and T. Obesus, from Tagging Data, Michelle L. Sculley

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Assessment of Fishery Sustainability from Transitional Average Lengths, Nathan R. Vaughan

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Growth, Mortality, and Availability of Eastern Pacific Sailfish, Mark D. Fitchett

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Comparative Demography of a Coral Reef Fish: Vertical and Horizontal Spatial Variability in Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) Traits, Survival, and Reproduction, Esther D. Goldstein

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Gelatinous Zooplankton in Marine Communities and Ecosystems: Fine-scale Horizontal and Vertical Distribution, Trophic Drivers, and Contribution to Global Carbon Cycling, Jessica Y. Luo

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Heterotrophy and Lipids as Indicators of Resilience to Climate Change Stress in Scleractinian Corals, Erica K. Towle

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Simulating the Age and Spatial Structure of Exploited Fish Stocks Using Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Models, Elizabeth Councill

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Integrated Monitoring and Stock Assessment of Spatially Heterogeneous Reef Fisheries, William J. Harford

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Biotic and Abiotic Influences on Algal Symbiont (Symbiodinium spp.) Community Dynamics in Reef Corals Recovering from Disturbance, Paul R. Jones

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Age-Related Changes in the Nervous System of Aplysia californica, Andrew T. Kempsell

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Population Connectivity and Larval Dispersal of Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Andrew S. Kough

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Improving Stock Assessment Capabilities for the Coral Reef Fishes of Hawaii and the Pacific Region, Marc O. Nadon

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Spatial Dynamics of Vegetated Seascapes and the Influence on Fish and Crustaceans, Rolando O. Santos Corujo

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Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Pelagic Fish Species of the Gulf of Mexico, John Dommerich Stieglitz

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Early Life History of Two Pelagic Tropical Fish Species, Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) and Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), Sean G T Bignami

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The Role of Algal Symbiont Community Dynamics in Reef Coral Responses to Global Climate Change, Ross Cunning

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The Influence of Increased CO2 on Early Developmental Stages of Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, Dwight Ebanks

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Fine-scale Distributions of Plankton and Larval Fishes: Implications for Predator-prey Interactions near Coastal Oceanographic Features, Adam T. Greer

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Vertical Connectivity in Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems, Daniel M. Holstein

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and in the Symbiotic Reef Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Nancy Muehllehner

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Responses of Stress-Tolerant Corals to Ocean Acidification, Remy R. Okazaki

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Connectivity in Caribbean Reef Corals: Identifying Potential Sources of Recruitment Following Disturbance, Xaymara M. Serrano

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The Effects of Nursery Habitat Loss on Juvenile Lemon Sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, Kristine Stump

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Osmoregulatory Physiology of Pupfish (Cyprinodon spp.) in Freshwater, Kevin V. Brix

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On the Growth and Exploitation Pattern Effects on the Recuperation from Overfishing of the Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, in the Gulf of Mexico., Vallierre K. Deleveaux

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An Investigation of the Nutritional Condition of Low-Latitude Fish Larvae: Growth, Transport, and Implications for Population Connectivity, Martha J. Hauff

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Evolutionary Ecology of the Corallivorous Gastropod, Coralliophila abbreviata: Implications for Imperiled Caribbean Corals, Lyza Johnston

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Analysis of Complex I Activity Within and Among Populations of Fundulus heteroclitus, Samuel Loftus

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Interactive Effects of Water Flow and Light Levels with Decreasing pH on the Growth and Survival of Tropical Cnidarians, Carolyn L. Margolin

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Keeping the Balance: The Role of the Serotonin Subtype 1A Receptor in Regulating Cortisol Secretion in the Gulf Toadfish (Opsanus beta), Lea R. Medeiros

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An Individual-based Model to Evaluate the Effect of Fisher Behavior on Reef Fish Catch Per Unit Effort, Steven Eugene Saul

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Population Connectivity in a Dynamic Coastal System: Effects of Mesoscale Eddies on Distribution, Growth, Survival, and Transport of Larval Reef Fishes, Kathryn Shulzitski

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The Importance of the Rare: The Role of Background Symbiodinium in the Response of Reef Corals to Environmental Change, Rachel Silverstein

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Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Reef Corals and their Algal Symbionts, Herman H. Wirshing

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Effects of Ocean Acidification on Early Life History Stages of Caribbean Scleractinian Corals, Rebecca Albright

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Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Andros Coral Communities: Long-Term Assessments and the Development of Improved Community Evaluation Tools, Brooke E. Gintert

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Multi-Scale Patch Dynamics of Coral Communities: A Cross-Caribbean Investigation Using a Landscape Ecology Approach, Brittany Huntington

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From Physics to Fishers: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluating Indicators of Fishery Benefits of Marine Reserves, Mandy M. Karnauskas

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Assessment of South Florida's Bonefish Stock, Michael F. Larkin

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Evidence for Opsin-Based Photosensitivity in Coral Larvae, Benjamin M. Mason

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Spatial Dynamics of Coral Populations in the Florida Keys, Dione W. Swanson

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Characterization of D-Aspartate Receptor Currents in Aplysia californica, Stephen Lee Carlson

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New Insights into the Diversity, Distribution and Ecophysiology of Marine Picoeukaryotes, Marie Laure Cuvelier

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Early Life Dynamics in Tropical Western Atlantic and Caribbean Snappers (Lutjanidae) and Barracudas (Sphyraenidae), Evan K. D'Alessandro

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The Common Pond Snail Lymnaea stagnalis: Extracellular Fluid Recovery in Adults and Calcification and Lead Sensitivity During Embryonic Development, Sue C. Ebanks

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Motile Cryptofauna of an Eastern Pacific Coral Reef: Biodiversity and Trophic Contribution, Ian Carl Enochs

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Physiological Effects of High Salinity in Teleost Fish, Janet Genz

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The Effect of Salinity Variability on the Mesozooplankton Community of Florida Bay, Christopher Richard Kelble

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Interactions Between Water Chemistry and Waterborne Lead Exposure to Freshwater Organisms, Edward Michael Mager

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The Effects of Early Life History on Recruitment and Early Juvenile Survival of a Coral Reef Fish in the Florida Keys, Tauna Leigh Rankin

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Copper Toxicity and Accumulation: Physiology, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, Jonathan Blanchard

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Assessing the Early Life Stage Processes that Regulate Recruitment in the Brooding Coral, Porites astreoides, Wade Thomas Cooper

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Fundulus grandis and the Evolutionary Response to Hypoxia, Meredith A. Everett

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Reef Fish Movements and Marine Reserve Designs, Nicholas Alexander Farmer

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Nocturnal Fish Distribution, Feeding and Predation Risk in Relation to a Mangrove-Seagrass Ecotone, Neil Hammerschlag

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Behavior and Transport of Pelagic Coral Reef Fish Larvae in the Straits of Florida, Klaus B. Huebert

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Molecular Aspects of Nitrogen Metabolism in Fishes, Tammy Laberge MacDonald

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Towards an Ecosystem Approach for Non-Target Reef Fishes: Habitat Uses and Population Dynamics of South Florida Parrotfishes (Perciformes: Scaridae), Helena Molina-Ureña

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The Genetic Basis of Evolved Differences in Gene Expression in Fundulus heteroclitus, Cinda Pitts Scott

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Evaluation of Dynamic Interactions between Predator, Prey and Fisheries in Ecosystem Models, Ashley McCrea Strub

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Intestinal HCO3- Secretion in Fish: A Widespread Mechanism with Newly Recognized Physiological Functions, Josi R. Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Distributional Ecology of Coral Reef Fish Larvae (Labridae, Scaridae) in the Southern Straits of Florida, David Lee Jones

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A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Dolphinfish; Coryphaena hippurus, Abundance in the Western Atlantic: Implications for Stock Assessment of a Data-Limited Pelagic Resource., Kristin Marie Kleisner

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Connectivity and Genetic Structure in Coral Reef Ecosystems: Modeling and Analysis, Johnathan Kool

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Distribution, Reproduction, and Transport of Zooplankton in the Western Arctic, Leopoldo Llinas

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The Trophic Ecologies of Larval Billfishes, Tunas, and Coral Reef Fishes in the Straits of Florida: Piscivory, Selectivity, and Niche Separation, Joel Kent Llopiz

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Short and Long-term Ramifications of Climate Change upon Coral Reef Ecosystems: Case Studies Across Two Oceans, Derek Paul Manzello

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Factors Affecting the Catch of Target and Bycatch Species During Pelagic Longline Fishing, Patrick Hays Rice

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Physical and Biological Characteristics of Billfish Spawning Habitat in the Straits of Florida, David Earl Richardson

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Coral Disease Epizootiology in the Florida Keys (U.S.A.) and Cayman Islands (British West Indies), and the Development of the Simulation of Infected Corals Model, Marilyn Elizabeth Brandt

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Spatial Dynamics in the Growth and Spread of Halimeda and Dictyota in Florida reefs: A Simulation Modeling Approach, Aletta Tiangco Yñiguez