Theses Completed at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

2016

Vick, Page E.
Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) pre-restoration occupancy patterns on Ship Island, Mississippi Sound with an evaluation of designated critical habitat use by eastern and western population segments. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Corey, Morgan M.
Growth and reproduction of Southern Flounder (Paralichthyes lethostigma) in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robert T. Leaf.

Dippold, David A.
Fishery and population dynamics of Mississippi’s Spotted Seatrout. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robert T. Leaf.

Higgs, Jeremy
Age, growth, reproduction, and diet of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski (Research Director: Eric Hoffmayer).


2015

Ransom, John T.
Deepwater Horizon impacts on the diet, growth, and condition of larval Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Frank Hernandez.

Green, Jennifer Lynne
Habitat selection of Gulf-strain Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis: Relationships to dynamic abiotic characteristics within the Biloxi River, MS. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Gaines, Leah Corrine
Observations on the life history of the Bayou Killifish Fundulus pulvereus
(Evermann 1899) in Mississippi tidal marshes. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor:
Richard W. Heard.

Guest, Taylor Westbrook
Effects of pre-release physical stressors on post-release success of hatchery-
reared Spotted Seatrout. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Andrew Evans
(Research Director: Reg Blaylock).

Kuykendall, Kelsey Michelle
Management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam, Spisula
solidissima, using a fisheries economics model. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor:
Eric N. Powell.

Odom, Allison Renee
Analyses of indices of abundance for important groundfish species in the
northern Gulf of Mexico from 1987-2009, relative to shrimp bycatch; with
age and growth of three sciaenid species. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet
F. Rakocinski (Research Director: Richard S. Fulford).

Taylor, Stephanie M.
Ichthyoplankton composition in the Loop Current and Sargassum habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robert T. Leaf.

2014

Matten, Claire Louise
Resident benthic fishes of artificial reefs in the Mississippi Sound: Effects of
habitat relief and subregion. M.S. Thesis. Major Profesor: Chet F. Rakocinski.

Manley, Christopher Burton
The effects of stocking density and feeding frequency on aggressive and
cannibalistic behaviors in larval hatchery-reared Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion
nebulosus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski (Research
Director: Reg Blaylock).

Knight, Carley Rain
Taxonomy, diversity, and distribution patterns of portunid crab megalopae in
the northern Gulf of Mexico during fall of 2003 M.S. Thesis. Major Professor:
Chet F. Rakocinski.

Allen, Joshua Michael
Characterization of rain and stormwater nitrogen inputs to the Mississippi
Sound: A landscape approach. M.S. Thesis. Major Profesor: Kevin S. Dillon.

Barnes, Brinton Thomas
Seasonal differences in diet of two predatory fishes in relation to reef type in the inshore northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Profesor: Mark S. Peterson.

Lambert, Faith
Exploring the glucocorticoid actions of 1alpha-hydroxycorticosterone in the elasmobranch fishes. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Andrew Evans.

2013

Hedgpeth, Bryan Matthew
Response of CYP1A and VEGF in Sheepshead Minnow (Cyprinodon
variegatus) when exposed to source/dispersed oil and hypoxia. M.S. Thesis.
Major Professor: Robert J. Griffitt.

Wilking, Lynn Elizabeth
Assessing respiration rates and nutrient dynamics of artificial reef biofilms
and bacterioplankton in the Mississippi Sound. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor:
Kevin S. Dillon.

Newman, Cher Marie
Age, growth, mortality, and the effects of trawling on mortality of the
Longspine Porgy, Stenotomus caprinus.  M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark
S. Peterson.

Sibuea, Agustina Kristiani
A comparison of yellow head virus epidemic models in Litopenaeus vannamei
and Litopenaeus setiferus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Somerset, Carly Renee
Development of a genetic monitoring program for stock enhancement of
Mississippi Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus). M.S. Thesis. Major
Professor: Eric A. Saillant.

Mazzei, Viviana
Primary productivity on artificial reefs in the Mississippi Sound estimated
from settlement plate measurements. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Patrick
D. Biber.

Berutti, Tracy Rene
Variations of Vibrio populations in Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus
vannamei, aquaculture raceways. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Darrell J.
Grimes.

2012

Ennis, Bradley Michael
Nekton habitat use patterns along an intertidal gradient in micro-tidal
saltmarshes. M.S. Thesis. Major Profesor: Mark S. Peterson.

Francis, John Henry
Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in high intensity minimal exchange shrimp
(Litopenaeus vannamei) raceways.  M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Kevin S.
Dillon.

Salamone, Amy Leigh
Fungal biofilm colonization and succession on artificial reefs in the north-
central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Darrell J. Grimes.
    
Griffitt, Kimberly Jordan
Improved detection methods for selected Vibrio species in the marine
aquatic environment. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Darrell J. Grimes.

Brewton, Rachel Aileen
Gene expression and growth as indicators of effects of the BP Deepwater
Horizon oil spill on Cynoscion nebulosus  M.S. Thesis. Major Professor:
Robert J. Griffitt (Research Director: Richard S. Fulford).
    
Clardy, Samuel Dee
Life history of the Southern Kingfish, Menticirrhus americanus, from the
north-central Gulf of Mexico M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Menke, Daneen Paulette
Evaluating macrobenthic indicators of organic enrichment and hypoxia within
the coastal Mississippi hypoxic zone. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F.
Rakocinski.

Olsen, Zachary Thomas
Determining the trophic role of Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) using
carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Kevin S.
Dillon (Research Director: Richard S. Fulford).

2011

Frey, Jennifer W.
Sub-pixel classification of historical and current marsh habitat for the eastern Mississippi Gulf coast using remotely sensed images. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Wei Wu.

McBride, Kathryn Rondot
Mycorrhizal colonization of native salt marsh plants on Mississippi's Gulf
coast and the effects of commercial mycorrhizal inoculants on nursery-
grown plants. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski (Research
Director: Jinx Campbell).

Tilley, Jason Daniel
Early life history of Prognichtys occidentalis and Caranx crysos associated
with Sargassum habitat in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis.
Major Professor: Bruce H. Comyns.

Gibson, Dyan Patricia
The effect of the chemical composition of low salinity water on the growth, development, and survival of cultured juvenile blue crabs. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard S. Fulford.

Anderson, Corey Robert
Thermal tolerance of age-0 Gulf of Mexico Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis):
Ontogenetic and genetic effects. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Eric A.
Saillant.

Boube Idrissa, Idrissa
Identification of trancriptomic pathways involved in Taura Syndrome Virus
resistance in Litopenaeus vannamei. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robert J.
Griffitt.

2010

Carpenter, Katie Grace
Examining the bioavailability of dissolved organic matter and inorganic
nutrients to heterotrophic bacteria in Mississippi coastal waters. M.S. Thesis.
Major Professor: Kevin S. Dillon.

McKinney, Jennifer Ann
Spatial analysis of Whale Shark Rhincodon typus distribution in the
northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard S. Fulford
(Research Director: Eric Hoffmayer).

Dieterich, Jay William
A spatially explicit bioenergetics model of habitat suitability for Striped Bass,
Morone saxatilis, in the Biloxi Bay estuary and tributaries, Mississippi. M.S.
Thesis. Major Professor: Richard S. Fulford.

Havrylkoff, Jeanne-Marie Dawn
Gulf sturgeon of the Pascagoula: Post-Katrina assessment of seasonal usage of the lower estuary. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Lang, Eric L.
Reproductive life history of Fundulus jenkinsi and comparative development of five sympatric fundulid species. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Littleton, Lauren A.
Differences in feeding performance between hatchery-reared and wild juvenile Spotted Seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski (Research Director: Reg Blaylock).

2009

Anderson, Evan John 
Early life history of the three kingfish (Menticirrhus) species found in coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Bruce H. Comyns.

Dangre, Arati 
Mechanism of interaction between cadmium and hypoxia in larval Cyprinodon variegatus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Marius Brouwer.

Lopez, John Daniel
Characterization of habitat, abundance, distribution and perspectives of Fundulus jenkinsi (Saltmarsh Topminnow) life history in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Rocker, Jana Moerbe 
Comparison of the intra-host quasispecies of Taura Syndrome Virus in acute and chronic infections in Litopenaeus vannamei. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Wagner, Jonathan
Evaluation of internal tag performance in hatchery-reared juvenile Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz (Research Director: Reg Blaylock).

2008

Ballard, James Robert 
Effect of crowding density on the growth and survival of Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, in a recirculating aquaculture system. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Cook, Joshua O. 
Transmission and occurrence of Dermomycoides sp. in Rana sevosa and other ranids in the north central Gulf of Mexico states. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robin M. Overstreet.

de la Calzada, Rey 
Comparison of white spot syndrome virus LD50s in Litopenaeus vannamei and Farfantepenaeus duorarum. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Dennis, Darcie J. 
Fecundity and egg diameter of primiparoius and multiparous blue crab Callinectes sapidus in Mississippi waters. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Patricia Biesiot (Research Director: Harriet M. Perry).

Grammer, Paul O. 
Cohort growth dynamics of the Bay Anchovy, Anchoa mitchilli, in the northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Bruce H. Comyns.

Pratt-Zossoungbo, Melissa 
Mycorrhizal fungal associations with salt marsh species Juncus roemerianusSpartina alterniflora, Schoenoplectus robustus, and Schoenoplectus americanus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Patrick D. Biber.

Siegel, Jeffrey Wade 
Stranding trends of beach cast Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates) in Mississippi Sound and adjacent waters.  M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robin M. Overstreet.

Tremonte, Jocelyn Marie Warner
The effects of temperature on Taura syndrome virus (TSV) infections in Litopenaeus vannamei. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Turner, Sarah Elizabeth 
Trophic relations of juvenile Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and Planehead Filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus) within Sargassum habitat in the north central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski.

2007

Apeitos, Angelos 
Fecundity and survival of the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa fed Isochrysis galbana (Tahitian strain) and Chaetoceros mulleri. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Guynn, Kimberly Claire 
A review of mercury in fishes with a detailed treatment of mercury in the Patagonian Toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides Smitt 1898, among three distinct ocean basins. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Shelley, John Paul 
The effect of salinity on the bioenergetics of the young-of-the-year Atlantic Stingray, Dasyatis sabina (Lesuer). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Bruce H. Comyns (Research Director: Eric Hoffmayer).

Walker, Allison Kennedy 
Assessment of fungal diversity of gulf coast saltmarshes and seagrass beds using morphological, molecular and biochemical methods. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jinx Campbell.

2006

Ferguson, Heather Joy 
Comparison of subtidal and intertidal macrobenthic communities between created and natural marshes in the Davis Bayou, Mississippi. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski

Hendon, Laura Ann 
Cross-talk between pyrene and hypoxia signaling pathways in embryonic Cyprinodon variegatus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Maurius Brouwer.

Holden, Samantha Gayle 
Early life history of Greater Amberjack (Seriola cumerili), Lesser Amberjack (Seriola fasciata), Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana) and Banded Rudderfish (Seriola zonata) associated with Sargassum habitat in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Bruce H. Comyns.

McDonald, Jennifer Lynn
Habitat characteristics and reproductive behavior of introduced Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus)) in coastal Mississippi: Interactions with native centrarchid species: Tilapia nilotica. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Thoma, Brent Patrick
Gammarus mucronatus species complex in the northern Gulf of Mexico: ecophonotypic plasticity or distinct species? M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Thoma, Jana Nell
Review of the Epicaridea (Isopoda) of the South Atlantic Bight, with descriptions of two new species: M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Larsen, Kirstein Marie
Utilization of nonvegetated bottom and marsh edge habitats in western Mississippi Sound by brown shrimp, Farfantenpenaeus aztecus, and associated faunal assemblages.  M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Patricia Biesiot (Research Director: Harriet M. Perry).

2005

Knight, Julianne
Descriptions of four new species and a new genus belonging to the family Apseudidae (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) from New Zealand Marine Waters. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Partyka, Melissa L.
Salt marsh communities in an anthropogenic landscape: habitat characteristics, distribution, and density of infauna, epifauna and nekton along an estuarine gradient. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Phillips, Andrea 
Investigating Vibrio parahaemolyticus incidence in Gulf Coast water and underlying oysters (Crassostrea virginica) using remote sensing: A comparative study of archived and real-time data for risk assessment. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Darrell J. Grimes.

Vivian, Deborah Nicole
Examining habitat function of a restored salt marsh using post-larval Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis Baird and Girard). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski.

Wells, Tami Maureen 
M.S. - Hyperspectral remote sensing of noxious aquatic plant species in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson (Research Director: Gregory A. Carter).

2004

Bakenhaster, Micah Daniel 
External morphological features of mancas of four parasitic isopod species (Cymothoidae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Jones, Cheryl Lynn Taylor 
Hydrocarbon transport in Keegan Bayou, Biloxi, MS, using coprostanol as a tracer. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Julia S. Lytle.

Lezina, Brian Joseph 
Life history of the Gulf Toadfish, Opsanus beta, in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Nickels, Barbara Rose
Light and electron microscope studies of a haplosporidian infection in the Florida marshclam, Cyrenoida floridana. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Pelleteri, Sara T 
Tanaidmorpha (Crustacea: Malacostraca) of Hawaii. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Vervaeke, William Chesley 
Stage-structured, predator/prey interactions between seasonal transients and permanent residents of an estuary. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Waggy, Gretchen L. 
Life history of the Silver Perch, Bairdiella chrysoura Lacepède in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

2003

Chiluiza, David 
Development of the digestive system in cultured larvae of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: William Hawkins.

Zimmerman, Jacqueline Kathleen 
Salinity tolerance of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) eggs and larvae. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffery M. Lotz.

2002

Bleich, Matthew Daniel 
Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Prionotus (Teleostei: Triglidae), with an emphasis on the northern Gulf of Mexico and the western Atlantic. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Stuart Poss.

Bullard, Stephen Ashton 
Blood flukes (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from commercially and recreationally important fishes in the Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robin M. Overstreet.

Crochet, Nicole Marie 
Investigations of flyingfish larvae (Exocoetidae) in the western central Atlantic: Identification, distribution and abundance, and developmental descriptions of Prognichthys occidentalis. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Bruce H. Comyns.

Flowers, Charles Harry, Jr. 
Evaluation of host potential of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) for white spot syndrome virus: susceptibility, pathogenicity, and transmission. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffery M. Lotz.

Krol, Rena
Pathobiology of white spot virus (WSV) in diverse crustaceans from the United States. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffrey M. Lotz.

Opel, Nicole Merree 
Assessment of genetic variation among and within populations of shoalgrass (Halodule wrightii) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis, Major Professor: Cynthia A. Moncrieff.

Salazar Anton, Lesber 
The effect of chronic Taura syndrome virus (TSV) infections on stress tolerance and development of a semi-quantitative infectivity assay for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in the white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffery M. Lotz.

Wheeler, Kersten N. 
Feedings habits of juvenile Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) from northern Gulf of Mexico barrier island beaches. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard.

Zapfe, Glenn A. 
Effects of marsh access on the feeding success and growth of juvenile Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski.

Henderson, Tammie Sue
The analysis of a putative complement-related serine protease sequence in Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Kenneth C. Stuck.

2001

Garber, Amber Frances 
Utilization of a hypervariable region as a molecular marker for Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, stock enhancement. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Kenneth C. Stuck.

Lemus, Jason Thomas 
Development of a protocol for the mass production of copepods. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffery M. Lotz.

Vincent, Dena Greene 
The influence of pollution stress on the growth of juvenile fishes and the evaluation of associated bioassessment techniques. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski.

Woodley, Christa Myranne 
Measurement of increased predation threat using behavioral and physiological metrics: Implications for aquatic habitat loss in estuarine ecosystems. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

2000

Shervette, Virginia Rhea
Do stone crabs need public housing?: testing the refuge limitation hypothesis for Menippe adina juveniles in the Mississippi Sound. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Patricia Biesiot (Research Director: Harriet M. Perry).

Aguirre Maldonado, Windsor Efren 
Phylogenetic vs. ecophenotypic influences on interspecific variability of sagittae in the genera Cynoscion and Isopisthus (Teleostei: Sciaenidae). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Stuart Poss.

Camp, Kenneth Russell 
Biochemical composition of Red Snapper Lutjanus campechanus during ontogeny. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffery M. Lotz.

Carroll, Suzanne Nichole nee Gronen 
Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on development of reproductive organs and reproductive function in the teleost fish Oryzias latipes. M.S. Thesis, Marine Science. Major Professor: Marius Brouwer.

Hendrix, Glenn Michael
Mitochondrial DNA markers for the identification of early life stages of Paralichthys lethostigma, Paralichthys albigutta, and Paralichthys squamilentus (Pisces, Paralichthyidae). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Kenneth C. Stuck.

Karels, Arthur Alan 
Reproductive effects of estrogenic and antiestrogenic chemicals on Sheepshead Minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus), along with partial isolation and sequence of its estrogen receptor. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Marius Brouwer.

Moore, Anne Marie 
Effect of temperature on infectivity of Taura syndrome virus in Litopenaeus vannamei and comparison of three reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) protocols for detecting Taura syndrome virus. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Jeffery M. Lotz.

Pederson, Eric John 
Bryozoa as an ephemeral estuarine habitat used by invertebrates and young fishes. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Smedley, Kristy Louise 
Life histories and taxonomy of some members of Monorchiidae (Digenea). M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Robin M. Overstreet.

Syring, Rachel Ann 
The role of blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, metallothioneins in metal metabolism and detoxification of heavy metals and the crab’s potential as a bioindicator of trace metals in the estuarine environment. M.S. Thesis. Major Professor: Marius Brouwer.

Bond, Pamela A.
Comparative early life histories of Scombrids in the north central Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis, Marine Science. Major Professor: Donald Redalje (Research Director: Bruce H. Comyns).

Blackburn, Brett Ramey
The effects of industrial and cultural development on phytoplankton community dynamics within three bayou systems of Jackson County, Mississippi. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Cynthia A. Moncreiff.

1999

Cote, Janet 
Prey selection by juvenile crabs, Callinectes sapidus between two micrograzing gastropods, Astyris lunata and Bittiolum varium, within estuarine seagrass habitat. M.S. Thesis, Marine Science. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard (Research Director: Chet F. Rakocinski).

Garber, Nikola Marie 
Application of the mitochondrial DNA control region in population structure studies of Mugil cephalus (Striped Mullet) in North America. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Kenneth C. Stuck.

1998

Abney, Michael Alan 
Phenotypic plasticity in the life history traits of Gambusi puncticulata puncticulata (Poeciliidae) from the Cayman Islands, BWI. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Chet F. Rakocinski.

Hendon, Joseph Read 
Spatial and temporal distribution of gobiid fishes along natural and altered marsh-edge habitats. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

1997

Snyder, Douglas J
Life history of a peripheral population of Bluespotted Sunfish, Enneacanthus gloriosus in southern Mississippi. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Mark S. Peterson.

Al Shaqsy, Hilal Mohammed 
Recruitment of early juvenile Micropogonias undulatusLeiostomus xanthurusCynoscion arenarius, and Cynoscion nebulosus into Mississippi Sound: Seasonal and long-term patterns. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Thomas D. McIlwain (Research Director: Mark S. Peterson).

VanderKooy, Katherine Elaine 
Feeding habits of three coastal sunfishes (Lepomis spp.) in an estuarine bayou. M.S. Thesis, Biological Sciences. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard (Research Director: Chet F. Rakocinski).