This electronic archive of reports is aimed at gathering the culminating knowledge, training, and experiences of graduate students during their internship. The student authors of these internship reports have chosen to restrict access to their work to members of the University of Miami community.

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Submissions from 2018

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Synopsis of management and restoration strategies to minimize environmental impacts from a sub-tropical port, Beth Beals

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Mount Namuli, Mozambique How media can influence interactions of local cultures with conservation, Grant Emerson Day Bemis

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The Impacts of nearshore bathymetry and lunar tidal variation on sea turtle emergence in Miami -Dade Country, Florida, Faith Lindsey Benner

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From Africa to the Arctic: How aerosols affect cloud seeding and ecosystems, Emily Bolger

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New York City Waterfowl Management Program, Alissa Buck

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Developing and testing field-based stress-hardening techniques to boost climate resilience of restored corals, Gabrielle Cabral

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The development of climate change communication materials for the National Capital Region of the National Park Service, Eryn Campbell

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Steering flow and vortex tilt in basin-scale HWRF, Samantha Camposano

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Validation of acoustic transmitters in juvenile walleye in Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, Rachel Claussen

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Evaluating the effectiveness of the Citizen Science Marine Debris Program (CSMDP) as an education and conversvation tool at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Erin Cover

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Stomach content analysis of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in southwest Florida from 2016-2018, Emily Davidson

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Developing an evidence base for the Nature Conservancy’s Florida 2045 strategic plan, Michelle Graulty

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NEPA and the United States' contribution to high seas management, Daniel McLeod Hales

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An assessment of sea turtle nesting trends in relation to beach preservation projects in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Leanne Michele Hauptman

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Changes in the Lake Mendota food web composition: Predation of invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) veligers by native water fleas (Daphnia pulicaria), Daniel Hayranto

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An Analysis of the spatiotemporal distribution of lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) within Dry Tortugas National Park from 2013-2018, Jordan Holder

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Regional comparison of invasive lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) populations in Dry Tortugas National Park with other invaded areas in the United States and the Caribbean, Evan Hovey

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Occurrence of Diadema Antillarum in South Florida and Caribbean National Parks from 2008-2018, Thomas Hyduk

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Pneumonia in stranded phocid species, Kristina Kaleel

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Resolution of a gastric foreign body in a captive Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, MariKathryn Keith

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Development of an education booklet for Seal Rescue Ireland, Anne Parker Kellam

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Determining foraging device preferences in North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Rachel Kimmel

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Assessment of outreach resources for recreational harvesters at the Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Program, Kelly Ann Kuklok

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Education and outreach applications to sea turtle conservation in the Dry Tortugas National Park, Annessia Marie Larrick

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Validation of hydration protocols in captive Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Keri Lauermann

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Permanent crop age analysis of California, Alexander Liebert

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Literature review of current environmental law system under the Trump Administration, Weiting (Wendy) Li

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Marine debris and wildlife in Florida: A Review of impacts on manatees, sea turtles, crocodilians, sawfish, lobster, and sessile invertebrates, Drew M. Martin

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Experiential marine science education and outreach on the Long Island Sound, Emily Meehan

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Mapping changes in Acropora coral species in the upper Florida Keys reef tract, Samara Neufeld

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GIS analysis of terrain for solar array construction, Cullen O'Neil

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Preliminary estimates of lung volume capacity in free diving harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Madilyn Pardini

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The development of a fertilizer ordinance to reduce nutrient pollution in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Monique Paul

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Evaluating the Sea Turtle Savers Camp education program, Caroline Prybyl

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Identifying 17th, 18th, & 19th century agricultural modifications using surface elevation points to create a restoration plan at Furbish Marsh in Wells, Maine, Breilly Roy

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A web based interactive decision support tool for the adaptation of coastal urban and natural ecosystems in Southwest Florida, Anthony Sambucci

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Sea turtle conservation in the Caribbean: A look at the Hawksbill sea turtle populations & conservation efforts in Barbados, Tahirah Scott-Anderson

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East Florida coast closed zone: How a potential exempted fishing permit could impact conservation efforts, Serena Scott

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Reliability testing of non-equilibrium mean length mortality estimation routines, Victoria P. Simmons

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Mapping seagrass distribution in the eastern Aegean Sea, Kathryn M. Smith

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Investigating the relationship between migration distance and reproductive success of Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the Caribbean, Jessica Stuczynski

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Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) maternal vocal pre-, during and post-parturition, Joclyn Villegas

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Analysis of the NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere Model for Central and South Florida, Melissa Watson

Submissions from 2017

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Fitting a growth curve for the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (P. Volitans/ miles) population of Biscayne National Park, Nicole Besemer

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Body weight, length, and age relationship in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) born under human care, Ariel Blatt

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The impacts of Karenia brevis blooms on recreational fishing efforts in Southwest Florida, Robert Botta

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Step into wild: Communicating conservation through exploration and digital media, Malia Byrtus

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Supporting coastal resilience through restoration of coral reefs, Jane Valentine Carrick

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An examination of resistance to disease by genotype in Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis, Phillip Colburn

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Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) to characterize small-scale fisheries of Puerto Rico, Carla Alessandra Dario

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FEMA Pathways Internship, Joshua Davis

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Implementation of a Citizen Science program to monitor disease dynamics on sea stars in Ketchikan, AK, Rebecah Lynne Delp

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Age structure and growth of Lionfish (Pterois volitans): the Dry Tortugas National Park, Alexandra M. Dubel

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Operation coral cascade, Sean P. Fay

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Resiliency in Fort Lauderdale, Kelly Flanigan

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Bubblestream vocalization use by bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calves to initiate reunions with their mothers, Alexandria Fowler

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Importance and potential of understanding bleaching and recovery profiles of Acropora cervicornis, Emilee Golden

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Influence of Biscayne Bay's Salinity regime on gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli) trends of abundance and distribution, Joshua S. Goldston

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Aplysia californica as a model of the benefits of exercise on learning, Samantha Leigh Grasley

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Analyzing the impact of a live action role play (LARP) science unit on student attitudes and academic performance @ MAST @ FIU, Bridgette K. Gunn

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The proficiency of high resolution vs. coarse vs.statistical forecast models, Shane Hinton

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Climate change outreach through new media: reaching and informing readers of a new digital marine conservation and travel magazine, Austin W. Horne

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Assessing thermal tolerance of Acropora cervicornis and its implications for coral restoration in south Florida, Richard Karp

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Compensatory mitigation: A case study in Miami-Dade county, Katherine Kelly

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Are marine protected areas as effective as we think? An analysis on two distinct marine protected areas., Brendon Kendall

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Developing social media strategy to increase online communications for NOAA AOML, Nicholas Komisarejevsky

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Identifying respiratory disease in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins through non-invasive respiratory behaviors, Rebecca Kraut

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Creating behavior change through conservation education, Dani Lacy

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Development of a California commercial fishermen’s apprenticeship program, Blanka Lederer

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A study of calf independence and social interaction of a captive killer whale (Orcinus orca) as a model for zoological research, Ally Levy

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The early life history characteristics of Guadalupe Bass ( Micropterus treculii) under aquaculture conditions, Brandy Lynn Ligocky

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Modeling sedimentation impacts on coral spawning, Joshua Blake Lim

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Special programme to support institutional strengthening at the National Level for the sound management of chemical and waste, Sihong Li

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The role of birding and wildlife viewing at a fishing lodge in the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska, Brian Magnier

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Examining the influence of nest environment characteristics on the hatch and emergence success of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchlings on Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, Florida, Casey Murray

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Long-term trends of the snapper-grouper complex throughout Dry Tortugas and Biscayne National Parks from 1999-2016, Erin Nassif

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Characterization of relative genotypic disease resistance in Caribbean Acropora species, Emma Pontes

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Broadcast meterology: How to effectively communicate weather information in a changing media landscape., Connor Pregizer

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Coastal habitat restoration: Management in the state of Rhode Island, Melissa Riley

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A guide to managing fish aggregation devices (FADs) in the Caribbean, Heather Sadusky

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Management tracking and developing tools to enhance habitat conservation, Lili Schachter

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Examination of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) courtship behaviors and serum hormone concentrations, Elizabeth Schumacher

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Experiential angler education aboard the Miami Science Barge, Derek Sheldon

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Improving procedural efficacy and efficiency for marine mammal necropsy data collection, Chelsea Nicole Shipp

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Investigating correlations between eutrophication and estuarine fish communities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries, Dylan Joseph Sinnickson

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Lateralization in Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) mother- pup dyads on Chiswell Island, Raven Spencer

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Creating new evacuation senarios for Miami-Dade county, Lauren Stevens

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Reducing plastic pollution in the marine environment by promoting corporate sustainability iniatives to reduce single-use plastic in the workplace., Maureen Sullivan

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The Influence of sex,sociality,parity, and temperature on the respiratory development of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calves, Melinda Tuley

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Port of Miami Expansion: The turbidity story, Shelby L. Wedelich

Submissions from 2016

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Marketing aquaculture products: developing an apprenticeship program to increase sales in a targeted market, Michael G. Aldonas

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Marine natural resource management: invasive plant species mitigation in a South Florida mangrove ecosystem, Spencer RJ Ash

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Investigating humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) distribution and density in the Maui County Waters using ArcGIS, Rheanne Berg

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An evaluation of the Estero Bay aquatic preserve: 50 years of conservation, Avery Bischoff

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Insights into reproductive strategies of invasive Pterois volitans/miles in Biscayne National park, Jordan Bridges

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Expanding the rescue a reef program: assessing efficacy of citizen scientists and adding massive species, Daniel Burdeno

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Program evaluation in an informal enviro-ed program: shark research and conservation at UM, Stephen Cain

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Whistle rate and introductions of familiar and unfamiliar bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Brittany Cloessner

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Design and development of aquaponics, seagrass/mangrove, oyster, coral, and constructed wetland systems on the Miami Science Barge, Michael Coogan

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Using ethnography to analyze incongruities in a conservation non profit organization in the Galapagos Islands, Ayssa DiPietro