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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Effect of Artificial Light on the Community Structure and Distribution of Reef-Associated Fishes at Oil and Gas Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Victoria Anne Barker

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Interactions among Hydrology, Sediment and Vegetation in Accreting Wax Lake Delta: Physical and Biogeochemical Implications for Coastal Louisiana Restoration, Courtney Erin Elliton

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The Role of Upper Ocean Heat Content and Sea Surface Temperature on Northeast Pacific Hurricane Evolution during Average and Active Years, Victoria Lauren Ford

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Feeding Ecology of Red Snapper and Greater Amberjack at Standing Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Disentangling the Effects of Artificial Light, Kristin Leanne Foss

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Investigating Species and Population Level Foraging Variation and Individual Specialization in Pygoscelis Penguins Using Stable Isotope Analysis, Rachael W. Herman

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The Effect of Restoration on Nitrate Reduction and Biogeochemical Functioning in Louisiana Wetlands: Bottomland Hardwood Forests and Deltaic Sediments, Nia R. Hurst

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Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency after Major Disturbances, Giovanna McClenachan

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Fishes Associated with Oil and Gas Platforms in Louisiana's River-Influenced Nearshore Waters, Ryan Thomas Munnelly

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Characterization and Modeling of Sediment Settling, Consolidation and Suspension to Optimize the Retention Rate of Sediment Diversions for Coastal Restoration, Xiaoyu Sha

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Comparison of Group Size, Abundance Estimates and Movement Patterns of Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Mississippi Sound, Mississippi, Carrie Sinclair

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Puspa Lal Adhikari

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Effects of Oil Spill and Recovery of Terrestrial Arthropods in Louisiana Saltmarsh Ecosystem, Wokil Bam

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Habitat Preferences of Adult Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Noelle Marie Bramer

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Otoliths Then and Now: A Study of Ancient and Modern Fish Populations in Louisiana's Coastal Waters, Marshall James Kormanec

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Fish Assemblage Structure, Distribution, and Trophic Ecology at Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Banks, Todd Langland

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Oil and Gas Platforms on Ship Shoal, Northern Gulf of Mexico as Habitat for Reef-Associated Organisms, David Bradley Reeves

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Fish Biomass and Community Structure Around Standing and Toppled Oil and Gas Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Using Hydroacoustic and Video Surveys, Emily Marissa Reynolds

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Anthropogenic Impacts on Soil Microbial Processes in Coastal Wetlands: Nutrient Loading and Rising CO2 Levels, Havalend Ellen Steinmuller

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Holecene Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction from the Shark River Estuary, Everglades, Florida, Qiang Yao

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Numerical Simulation of Cold Front-Related Hydrodynamics of Wax Lake Delta, Qian Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Numerical Experiments of Hurricane Impact on Vertical Mixing and De-Stratification of the Louisiana Shelf Waters, Mohammadnabi Allahdadi

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Holocene Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction From Mexico's Pacific Coast-A Paleotempestological Investigation, Thomas Bianchette

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Temporal Variability of Particulate Organic Carbon Fluxes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Somiddho Bosu

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Does Reproductive Potential of Red Snapper in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Differ Among Natural and Artificial Habitats?, Hilary Day Glenn

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Polonium-210 dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Patrick Robert Jones

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Addressing the land loss-fish production paradox, Kristy A. Lewis

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CDOM optical properties near DWH site, Gulf of Mexico: pot oil spill, Zhi Li

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Effects of Storm Surge and Nutrient Loading on Coastal Wetland Soil Processes: Implications for Ecosystem Function, Morgan McKee

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Hurricane-Induced Geologic Change and Palynological Assessment of a Rapidly Subsiding Deltaic Environment in Coastal Louisiana, James Dustin Naquin

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Legacy Phosphorus Implications in the Lake Pontchartrain Estuary Sediment Due to the 2011 Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening, Nhan Thanh Nguyen

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Phytoplankton Response to South Louisiana Crude Oil Exposure: Determining Impacts at Individual, Community, Toxin Production, Enzymatic-Activity and Gene-Expression Levels, Koray Ozhan

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Failed Agricultural Impoundments: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Community Structure and Social Resilience, Stacy Nicole Peterson

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Effect of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Critical Marsh Soil Microbial Functions, Jason Paul Pietroski

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Nutrient and Sediment Effects on Oligohaline Marsh Plant Community in Mississippi River Delta, Sareh Poormahdi

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Assessment of Habitat Quality for Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Natural vs. Artificial Reefs, Brittany Dawn Schwartzkopf

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Methods for the Characterization of Deep-Sea Benthic Megafauna in the Vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo Well, Stephanie Marie Sharuga

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Cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms in South Louisiana estuaries : a synthesis of field research, management implications, and outreach, Emily Anne Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Incorporating science-based approaches into the rapid assessment of wetlands and streams : validation, restoration trajectory, and method development, Jacob Franklin Berkowitz

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Spatial structure and dynamics of the plant communities in a pro-grading river delta : Wax Lake Delta, Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, Melissa Carle

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Depositional history of the Trinity-Tiger Shoals region : a transgressed delta complex of the middle Holocene Mississippi Delta, Clint Hoyt Edrington

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Decade-scale Nutrient Enrichment Effects on Wetland Plant Community Structure, Function, and Stability, Sean A. Graham

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Acoustic biomass of fish associated with an oil and gas platform before, during, and after "reefing" it in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Grace Elizabeth Harwell

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The Feasibility of Using Vanadium and Nickel to Track Oil Spills in Coastal Environments, Sean Patrick Kenny

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Oligohaline wetland response and recovery following storm-driven saltwater intrusion in coastal Louisiana, Whitney Marie Kiehn

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Impacts of artificial reef addition on the nekton community of Louisiana marsh ponds: a before-after-control-impact analysis, Kari Elizabeth Klotzbach

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A Study of the Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Ichthyoplankton and Post-larval Penaeids Recruiting into a Louisiana Tidal Pass, Matthew John Kupchik

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Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Interactions With Chitin In Response To Environmental Factors, Vanessa Molina

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A multi-scale investigation of nutrient dynamics in the Lake Pontchartrain Estuary and Basin, Eric Daniel Roy

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Reef fish demographics on Louisiana artificial reefs : the effects of reef size on biomass distribution and foraging dynamics, Kirsten A. Simonsen

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Patterns and Pathways of Wetland Sedimentation and Landscape Change in Coastal Louisiana, Andrew William Tweel

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Characterization of Epibenthic and Demersal Megafauan at Mississippi Canyon 252 Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Marla Maxine Valentine

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Inertial oscillations in the Gulf of Mexico during 2005 hurricane season, Fan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Factor's Affecting Short-term Oxygen Variability in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone, Brenda Leroux Babin

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Nitrogen biogeochemistry in a restored Mississippi River delta: a modeling approach, Benjamin Lee Branoff

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Investigation of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter and Dissolved Organic Carbon Using Combination of Ocean Color Data and Numerical Model in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Nazanin Chaichitehrani

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Effects of mimic artificial oyster reefs on the ecology of juvenile fishes in marsh ponds: a before-after-control-impact analysis, Steven B. Garner

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Function and diversity of the Ship, Trinity, and Tiger Shoal Complex, with emphasis on macrofauna and spawning blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), Carey George Gelpi Jr.

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Linking nitrogen biogeochemistry to different stages of wetland soil development in the Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana, Kelly Marie Henry

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Habitat- and region-specific reproductive biology of female red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the Gulf of Mexico, Dannielle Helen Kulaw

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Developing A Geospatial Protocol For Coral Epizootiology, Jennifer Anne Lentz

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Greenhouse gas emissions and nutrients dynamics in restored wetlands of the Mississippi River Basin, Christopher Lundberg

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Identification and incorporation of quantitative indicators of ecosystem function into single-species fishery stock assessment models and the associated biological reference points, Melissa Hedges Monk

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What does the ¹⁴C method for estimating photosynthetic rates in the ocean really measure?, Shaofeng Pei

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Biomass and mass balance isotope content of mussel seep populations, Philip Martin Riekenberg

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Skill assessment and optimization of the third generation wave models for applications in Gulf of Mexico, Seyed Mostafa Siadatmousavi

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The effects of carbon on nitrogen transformations in restored wetland and wastewater soils, Jared M. Theriot

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An evaluation of alternative approaches for simulating animal movement in spatially-explicit individual-based models, Katherine Shepard Watkins

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Effect of hurricane forward speed and approach angle on coastal storm surge, Chenguang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Microphytobenthos of the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area and their role in oxygen dynamics, Melissa Millman Baustian

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Spatial ecology of adult spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in Louisiana coastal waters, Jody Lynn Callihan

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Modeling the population effects of hypoxia on Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Sean Brandon Creekmore

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Quantitative Mapping of Cyanobacterial Blooms Using Oceansat-1 OCM Satellite Data, Padmanava Dash

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Oceanic Light Absorption Properties: Assessment and Characterization in the Southeastern Bering Sea Using Field and Satellite Observations, Puneeta Suresh Naik

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Hurricane Induced Land and Vegetation Changes in the Breton Sound Estuary and Chandeleur Islands Using Landsat 5 TM, Vandana Varshini Raghunathan

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Comparison of the age and growth of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) amongst habitats and regions in the Gulf of Mexico, Courtney Rose Saari

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Variability in red snapper otolith microchemistry among Gulf of Mexico regions, Michelle Zapp Sluis

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Fate of Mississippi River diverted nitrate on vegetated and non-vegetated coastal marshes of Breton Sound Estuary, Christine M. VanZomeren

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Landscape patterns of community structure, biomass and net primary productivity of mangrove forests in the Florida Coastal Everglades as a function of resource, regulators, hydroperiod, and hurricane distrubance, Edward Castaneda

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Pharmaceutical compounds in treatment wetlands: potential removal and effects on microbial processes, Jeremy Landon Conkle

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Estuarine phytoplankton response to annual and manipulated river inputs, Jessica Czubakowski

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Modeling the impacts of pulsed riverine inflows on hydrodynamics and water quality in the Barataria Bay estuary, Anindita Das

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The effects of a freshwater diversion of nekton species biomass distributions, food web pathways, and community structure in a Louisiana estuary, Kim de Mutsert

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Analysis and modeling of hurricane impacts on a coastal Louisiana lake bottom, Angelina Freeman

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Hepatotoxic Cyanobacterial Blooms in Louisiana's Estuaries: Analysis of Risk to Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Following Exposure to Microcystins, Ana Cristina Garcia

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Integration of paleotempestology with coastal risk and vulnerability assessment: case studies from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, Devyani Kar

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Physical and microbial responses of dredged sediment to two-soil-stabilizing amendments, xanthan gum and guar gum, for use in coastal wetland restoration, Lauren Land

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The effects of salinity on nitrogen cycling in wetland soils and sediments of the Breton Sound estuary, LA, Brett Whitfield Marks

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Patterns of habitat suitability and abundance trends of current and candidate coastal fish species of concern in Louisiana, Elin Rose Sandy

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Geological analysis and hydrodynamic modeling of tropical cyclone influence: northeastern Gulf of Mexico inner shelf, Amy Lynn Spaziani

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Edaphic and vegetative controls on mercury cycling in oligohaline wetlands, Jonathan M. Willis

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Comparisons of boosted regression tree, GLM and GAM performance in the standardization of yellowfin tuna catch-rate data from the Gulf of Mexico lonline [sic] fishery, Shane Abeare

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Fine- to basin-scale distributions of Calanus finmarchicus and its predators in three deep basins of the Gulf of Maine during December 1998 and 1999 from Video Plankton Recorder (VPR) data, Christian Briseño-Avena

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Assessing linkages between petroleum platforms and pelagic fishes using telemetry with emphasis on blue runner (Caranx crysos), Harmon Brown

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Neurotoxin in a Louisiana estuary: quantitative analysis of domoic acid in gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) and qualitative modeling of links in a shark nursery, Ross Del Rio

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Modeling gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis) in the Gulf of Mexico: exploring the impact of marine reserves on the population dynamics of a protogynous grouper, Robert D. Ellis

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Hydrodynamic response to cold fronts along the Louisiana coast, Zhixuan Feng

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Subaqueous, hurricane-initiated shelf failure morphodynamics along the Mississippi River Delta Front, north-central Gulf of Mexico, Walter Scott Guidroz

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Bottom boundary layer physics and sediment transport along a transgressive sand body, Ship Shoal, south-central Louisiana: implications for fluvial sediments and winter storms, Daijiro Kobashi

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Applying the isotope pairing technique to evaluate how water temperature and habitat type influence denitrification estimates in Breton Sound, Louisiana, Peter L. Lenaker

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Proxy records of paleohurricanes for the western and southern caribbean, Terrence Allen McCloskey