2023 Alcorn, Jordan (M.S. non-thesis): Endometabolite composition differs among temperature-acclimated cultures of Emiliania huxleyi Adriana Webb (M.S. non-thesis): Guiding the way with Marine Debris 101: An online course for ecotour guides Kilgore, Taylor (M.S. non-thesis): Oceans of Plankton: Designing an interactive exhibit and evaluating engagement with aquarium visitors Giordano, Gabriella (M.S.): Ecological and biogeochemical responses to a shifting salinity gradient in tidal marshes of the Satilla River Estuary, GA, USA Martineac, Rachel (Ph.D.): Transformation and transport of dissolved organic matter in coastal systems using molecular and ocean color approaches Schreier, Jeremy (Ph.D.): Insights into marine bacterial community interactions using novel fitness and chemotaxis assays 2022 Arlinghaus, Kandis (M.S.): Illuminating Superoxide Pathways in Irradiated Natural Waters Using Varied Chemical Parameters Umstead, Devon (M.S.): Bulk Aerosol Ion Concentrations & their Impacts on Trace Metal Solubility During the US GEOTRACES GP-15 Pacific Meridional Transect Kovalanchik, Lisa (M.S. non-thesis): The Catch of a Decade: A Report of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Trawl Records from Brown, Severen (M.S. non-thesis): Examining Fine-Scale Larval Fish Patterns Using In-Situ Imagery Coupled with Oceanographic Measurements in the Northern Gulf of Mexico White, Kellie (M.S. non-thesis): Long-Term Conservation Efforts: Native Minnesota Freshwater Mussel Propagation, Survey, and Monitoring Ferrer-Gonzalez, Frank (Ph.D.): Heterotrophic Bacteria as Biological Sensors of Phytoplankton Exometabolomic Resources in the Surface Ocean McCormick, Abigail (M.S.): Microplastic Contamination and Possible Sources in a Small Public Aquarium Steffen, Rachel (M.S.): Methane Dynamics in Selected Wetlands, Rivers, and Bays of Newfoundland, Canada. Manns, Tiandra (M.S.): Impacts on Tidal Channel Migration on Salt Marsh Ecology and Carbon Storage. Aaron, Kyle (M.S.): Utilizing a towed shadowgraph imaging system to resolve the influence of vertical structure on mesozooplankton traits in the South Atlantic Bight. Ma, Kun (Ph.D): Solar Radiation and Dissolved Organic Matter in Aquatic Environments Countryman, Chandler (Ph.D): Using Agent-Based Models to Investigate the Biogeochemical Role of Mesozooplankton in the Ocean. 2021 Sibert, Ryan (Ph.D.): Anaerobic Hydrocarbon Oxidation in Marine Cold Seeps Montgomery, Andy (Ph.D.): Novel perspectives on carbon cycling in extreme marine environments Plumb, Kaylie (M.S.): The contribution of proteorhodopsin to the cellular energy budget of the Antarctic diatom pseudo-nitzschia subcurvata Mu, Linquan (Ph.D.): Using in-situ and remotely-sensed observations to estimate the influence of Amazon River chemistry and discharge of atmospheric carbon dioxide uptake in the western tropical North Atlantic Ocean Amos, Caitlin (Ph.D.): Mesoscale eddies and sea surface temperature fronts in Eastern Boundary Current Systems 2020 Adams, Ian (Ph.D.): Modeling deep-dea hydrothermal plumes and the circulation pattern of the Endeavour Ridge Segment He, Xiaojia (Ph.D.): Mechanistic understanding of extracellular electron transport: Modeling measurements of single-cell activity Letourneau, Maria (Ph.D.): Dissolved organic matter dynamics in coastal aquatic systems Anderson, Sean (Ph.D.): Temporal dynamics of plankton mortality in the Skidaway River Estuary (GA, USA) Nowinski, Brent (Ph.D.): Gene- and genome-centric analyses of bacterial niche dimensions in the coastal ocean Pfeiler, Elizabeth (M.S.): Investigating the presence and impact of a novel Akashiwo sanguinea bloom in the Skidaway River Estuary Rooze, Jurjen (Ph.D.): The role of advection in early diagenesis: From seeps to nearshore and coastal margin sediments 2019 Duffy, Patrick (M.S.): Estimating rates of gross TEP production and heterotrophic consumption from natural assemblages Oliver, Hilde (Ph.D.): Physical controls on light and nutrients in coastal regions receiving large fluxes of glacial meltwater Owen, Daniel (M.S.): A "bottom-up" approach to estimate taxon-specific primary production rates on coral reefs Shepard, Cathrine (M.S.): Nutrient availability modulate the effects of Corexit 9500A on oil biodegradation Peffer, Colby (M.S.): Assessing long-term and short-term shoreline change of Cockspur Island in the Savannah River Estuary 2018 Burns, Christine (M.S.): Historical analysis of 70 years of salt marsh change at three coastal lter sites Ernani da Silva, Carolina (M.S.): Mississippi river plume variability in the Gulf of Mexico derived from SMAP and MODIS-AQUA Fagundes, Matheus (M.S.): Exposure of nearshore organisms to climate stressors in the upwelling region of Monterey Bay Jung, Yeajin (Ph.D.): Modeling growth and production dynamics of Spartina alterniflora Richards, Trevor (M.S.): A spatial and temporal investigation of esturaine and shelf flows on the Georgia coast Rogener, Mary Kate (Ph.D.): An assessment of anthropogenic impacts on marine methane and nitrogen cycling in the water column and sediments with an emphasis on greenhouse gas dynamics Wang, Yu (M.S.): Modeling near-bottom flow and sediment resuspension in the northern Gulf of Mexico Daivd Miklesh (Ph.D.): posthumous 2017 Tansik, Anna (Ph.D.): Quanitification and modeling of inorganic carbon processing in scleractinian coral Harrison, Sarah (M.S.): Lessons from the Taylor Energy oil spill: History, seasonality, and nutrient limitation Thomas, Courtney (M.S.): Metabolites of bacterial-phytoplankton interactions in the surface ocean 2016 Babcock-Adams, Lydia (M.S.): Elucidating natural and anthropogenic marine processes using molecular biomarkers Wang, Yuntao (Ph.D.): Fronts and variability in the coastal ocean Liu, Qian (Ph.D.): Biogeochemical cycling of polyamines in a coastal marine environment McKnight, C. Jared (M.S.): A modeling study of horizontal transport and residence time in the Duplin River estuary, Sapelo Island GA Shen, Chen (Ph.D.): Carbon dioxide concentrating mechanisms in marine diatoms: genetics, physiology, and diversity Wang, Shiyu (M.S.): Inorganic carbon and oxygen dynamics in a marsh-dominated estuary 2015 Dornhoffer, Thomas (Ph.D.): The Benthos and nutrient cycling: insights from multi scale analysis. Cao, Fang (Ph.D.):Linking UV optical properties and photochemical rates using remotely sensed ocean color. Ledoux, Jonathan (M.S.): Drivers of groundwater flow at a back barrier island-marsh transect in coastal Georgia. Wang, Jinxiang (M.S.): Biogeochemistry of archaeal membrane lipids: toward a better understanding of the bias of TEX86 in the transitional zone between Pearl River estuary and coastal South China Sea 2014 Chen, Baoshan (Ph.D.): Responses of marine carbonate system to warming and sea-ice retreat in the pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean Mu, Linquan (M.S.): Spatial variability and magnitude of surface pCO2 and air-sea carbon fluxes in the Amundsen Sea Polynya, Antarctica. Powers, Leanne (Ph.D.): Probing the photochemical reactivity of oceanic dissolved organic carbon Schaefer, Sylvia (Ph.D.): Controls on nitrogen inputs, loads, and in-stream concentrations in the Altamaha River, Georgia, and beyond Schutte, Charles (Ph.D.): Nitrogen cycling and trace gas dynamics in shallow coastal aquifers Williams, Colin (M.S.): Pelagic microbial heterotrophy in response to a highly productive bloom of the marine haptophyte Phaeocystis antarctica in the Amundsen Sea Polynya. 2013 Joanna Green (M.S.): Linking photochemical carbon transformations and microbial responses in the Amazon River plume. Wei-jen Huang (Ph.D.): Inorganic carbon distribution and dynamics in the Mississippi River plume on the northern Gulf of Mexico. Eric King (Ph.D.): Biogeochemical dynamics in porous media: formulating microbial metabolism in reaction transport models. Kathy Loftis (Ph.D.): Geochemistry of lignin biomarkers in marsh environments of the Georgia coast. Jonathan Pahlas (M.S.): Size dependent shifts in the diet of the mangrove tree crab, Aratus pisonii, as indicated by 13C & 15N from a mangrove ecosystem in Indian River Lagoon, FL. Julia Slaughter (M.S.): Factors influencing groundwater and surface water hydrogeochemistry with a special emphasis on the importance of sediment geology. 2012 Carrie Givens (Ph.D.): A fish tale: comparison of the gut microbiome of 15 fish species and the influence of diet and temperature on its composition. Christine Hladik (Ph.D.): Use of remote sensing data for evaluating elevation and plant distribution in a southeastern salt marsh. Caroline McFarlin (Ph.D.): Salt marsh dieback: the response of Spartina alterniflora to disturbances and the consequences for marsh invertebrates. Hai Pan (Ph.D.): Impacts of biogeochemical processes on phytoplankton-produced lipid biomarkers and their stable carbon isotopic compositions. Kirsten Rhodes (M.S.): The role of physiology in the formation of Prochlorococcus sub-surface maxima in the Sargasso Sea. Katherine Segarra (Ph.D.): A study of methane-related processes in freshwater ecosystems: methanogenesis, anaerobic methane oxidation, and interactions with other terminal metabolisms. 2011 Marshall Bowles (Ph.D): Carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycling interactions in organic carbon rich extreme environments. Scott Gifford (Ph.D.): Ecological insights into marine microbial communities via expression analyses. Galen Kaufman (M.S.): Application of the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) to evaluate dissolved nitrogen concentrations in the Altamaha River estuary, Georgia. Heather Reader (Ph.D.): Smouldering oceans: on the photochemically mediated oxidation of dissolved organic matter in coastal waters. 2010 Alexandra Maas (M.S.): Methyl bromide degradation in Southern Ocean sea ice. Guangyu Xu (M.S.): The investigation of hydrothermal plumes by the acoustic scintillation method. 2009 Liqing Jiang (Ph.D.): Biogeochemical cycling of carbon dioxide in estuaries and the continental shelf of the southeastern United States. Yige Zhang (M.S.): Methane Index: a tetraether archaeal lipid biomarker proxy for detecting the instability of marine gas hydrates. 2008 Brad Blythe (Ph.D): Diel characteristics of Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus populations in the western Sargasso Sea. Feizhou Chen (Ph.D): Biogeochemistry of CO2 system and net community production during mesoscale cyclonic eddies in the lee of Hawaii. Matthew First (Ph.D.): Benthic microbial food webs: spatial and temporal variations and the role of heterotrophic protists in salt marsh sediments. Marcia Hsu (M.S.): A study of the sensitivity of coastal ocean models to vertical mixing. James Paul McKay (Ph.D.): Temporal and spatial variability of transport and mixing mechanisms using heat and salt in the Duplin River, Georgia. Rachel Poretsky (Ph.D.): Transcriptomic and metatranscriptomic analyses of marine microbial communities. William Porubsky (Ph.D.): Biogeochemical dynamics in coastal sediments and shallow aquifers. Briana Ransom (M.S.): Intestinal microbial community composition of six Actinopterygii fish species in the Southeastern United States. Weidong Zhou (Ph.D.): Diversity and potential geochemical functions of prokaryotes in hot springs of the Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka. 2007 Chris Burbage (Ph.D.): Picocyanobacterial cellular physiology and trophic interaction with a heterotrophic nanoflagellate. Stephen Carini (Ph.D.): A biologeochemical and molecular ecological study of aerobic methane oxidation and nitrification in Mono Lake California, USA. Randolf Culp (Ph.D.): Compound specific radiocarbon and stable isotopes of lignin biomarkers: a study of terrestrial organic carbon in the Altamaha River, Estuary and South Atlantic Bight. Katherine Doyle (M.S.): Spatial and temporal distributions of pelagic biota using hydroacoustic surveying at Gra's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Georgia. Jenny Fisher (Ph.D): Characterization of novel arsenite oxidation pathways in Mono Lake, California, USA. Justin Hartman (M.S.): Determination of gas exchange velocities based on measurements of air-sea CO2 partial pressure gradients and direct chamber fluxes in the Duplin River, Sapelo Island, GA. Elizabeth Adair Johnson (M.S.): Investigating carbon monoxide (CO) consumption in the marine bacterium Silicibacter pomeroyi (DSS3) with coxL gene expression. Justine Lyons (Ph.D.): Molecular description of ascomycete fungal communities on Spartina spp. in the U.S. Beth Orcutt (Ph.D.): Anaerobic oxidation of methane in cold seeps and gas hydrates: responsible microorganisms, rates of activity, and interactions with other processes. Melissa Pirchio (M.S.): The spatial modeling of the vegetative propagation of Thalassia testudinum. Jennie Seay (M.S.): Spatial and temporal distribution of decapod larvae in the Satilla River estuary, GA. Jacob Shalack (M.S.): Movement and behavior of whelks (Family Melongenidae) in Georgia coastal waters. Qi Ye (Ph.D.): Microbial diversity associated with metal- and radionuclide- contamination at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS), South Carolina, USA. 2006 Sarah Cooley (Ph.D.): Dissolved inorganic carbon cycling in the offshore Amazon River plume and the western tropical North Atlantic ocean. Jihong Dai (Ph.D.): Biogeochemical study of the Altamaha estuarine system: variations in organic matter input and biochemical reactivity. Rasalynn Lee (Ph.D.): Primary production, nitrogen cycling and the ecosystem role of mangrove microbial mats on Twin Cays, Belize. Xiaozhen Mou (Ph.D): Culture-independent characterization of DOC-transforming bacteriplankton in coastal seawater. Eric Porterfield (M.S.): UV-physiology of a diatom (Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima) isolated from the Sargasso Sea. Elizabeth Wandzell (M.S.): Bioavailability of dissolved organic carbon and dynamics of Actinobacteria in the California State Water Project. Haibing Ding (Ph.D.): Study of biogeochemical factors affecting organic matter (lipid biomarkers) degradation: structural association, redox condition, enzymatic response, and benthic macrofaunal activity. 2005 Charles Budinoff (M.S): Ecophysiology of a Mono Lake cyanobacterium. Ki Ryong Kang (Ph.D.): Waves, turbulence and circulation in the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia. Gary LeCleir (Ph.D.): Chitinolytic bacteria and enzymes from Mono Lake, CA, USA. Liliana Velasquez (M.S.): Benthic primary production in coastal salt marsh systems. Nathaniel Weston (Ph.D.): Biogeochemistry in the coastal zone: changing land use, salinity intrusion, porewater stoichiometry and the mineralization of organic matter in estuarine sediments. 2004 Caroline McFarlin (M.S.): Impact of fertilization on a salt marsh food web in Georgia. Matthew Ogburn (M.S.): Salt marsh dieback in Georgia: field survey and transplant experiments. Merrilee Thoresen (Ph.D.): Temporal and spatial variation in seston available to oysters and the contribution of benthic diatoms to their diet in the Duplin River, Georgia. Susan White (Ph.D.): Spartina species zonation along an estuarine gradient in Georgia: exploring mechanisms controlling distribution. Amanda Wrona (Ph.D.): Determining movement patterns and habitat use of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) in a Georgia saltmarsh estuary with the use of ultrasonic telemetry and a geographic information system (GIS). 2003 Erin Biers (M.S.): Microbial interactions on decomposing Spartina alterniflora: use of fungally-modified leachate by bacterial communities in an experimental salt marsh decomposition system. Rubao Ji (Ph.D.): Biological and physical processes controlling the spring phytoplankton bloom dynamics on Georges Bank. Scott Noakes (Ph.D.): Rapid survey of anthropogenic contaminants in surficial sediments of the Ashley River, Charleston, South Carolina. Kathryn Sutherland (Ph.D.): Etiology and histopathology of the white pox disease of the Caribbean elkhorn coral Acropora palmate. Zhaohui Wang (Ph.D): Biogeochemical changes of chemical signals in the Georgia "land-to-ocean continuum". 2002 Alan Dodd Barton (M.S.): Multipath tracking and acoustical oceanography measurements in a stratified coastal tidal channel. Charles Cotton (M.S.): Optimizing growth for aquaculture of juvenile black sea bass Centropristis striata L. : effects of temperature, salinity, commercial diet and feeding ration. Kathryn Dudeck (M.S.): Detection and distribution of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria of coastal Georgia waters using molecular-based methods. Lisa Hodges (M.S.): Microbial dynamics in the Arctic Chukchi Sea : differences in microbial abundance and bacterial community composition in high and low production regimes. Justine Lyons Moreta (M.S.): Diversity of ascomycete laccase sequences and contributions of bacteria and ascomycetous fungi to lignocellulose degradation in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh. Jim Sullivan (Ph.D.): Molecular Characterizations of Aquatic Nitrogen Cycling Bacteria. Leslie Tooke (M.S.): Parasites of the Black Sea Bass, Centropristis Striata. 2001 Alison Buchann (Ph.D): Ecology and genetics of aromatic compound degradtion in the ecologically important roseobacter lineage of marine bacteria. Carrie Smith (M.S.): Analysis of Historic Vegetation Changes in Two Georgia Estuaries Using Aerial Photography and GIS. Lianyuan Zheng (Ph.D.): Modeling Studies of Three-Dimensional Tide- and Buoyancy- Induced Flow, Sediment Resuspension, and Water Quality in the Satilla River Estuary, Georgia . Yan Zhong (M.S.): Phylogenetic diversity of marine cyanophages as revealed by sequences of viral capsid assembly protein gene g20. 2000 Diedre Gibson (Ph.D): Feeding growth and reproduction rates of the doliolid dolioletta gegenbauri uljanin (tunicata, thaliacea). Stacey Webb (M.S.): Growth, Movement, and Residence Time of Juvenile White Shrimp Within The Tidal Marsh Landscape. Pingsan Zhao (Ph.D.): Microelectrode Study of Carbon Cycling and Related Biogeochemical Mechanisms in Coastal Sediments. Dirk Koopmans (M.S.): Photochemical production of inorganic nitrogen from dissolved organic nitrogen in waters of the Satilla River and adjacent groundwater James Stacy Savage (M.S.): Distribution and partitioning of sediment-associated PCBs in a simulated (mesocosm) environment 1999 Lianyuan Zheng (M.S.): A three-dimensional modeling study of estuarine system: an application to Satilla River, Georgia. 1998 Wei Shi (M.S.): Composition and distribution of lipid biomarkers in Altamaha estuarine sediments: a clue for transport, deposition and degradation of organic matter from terrestrial and marine sources. Pingsan Zhao (M.S.): Development of a new generation of pH and pCO₂ microelectrodes for marine sediment studies .