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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Influence of Energy Availability on the Carbon Isotopes of Methane and Biomarkers during Hydrogenotrophic Methanogenesis, Tran Nguyen

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Causes and Consequences of Individual Phenotypic Differences in Brachyuran Crabs With A Focus on Behavior, Benjamin A. Belgrad

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Marine Phosphorus Biogeochemistry Ecological Insights From Analytical Chemistry, Douglas W. Bell

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Tectonic Studies Of Southeastern North America: The Suwannee Basin, Brunswick Suture Zone, Osceola Arc, And Pangean Transcurrent Fault System, Susannah Katherine Boote

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Air- Sea Interactions And Ocean Dynamics In The Southwest Tropical Indian Ocean, Jessica Maureen Burns

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The Influence of Phytoplankton Size and Community Composition on Carbon Cycling and Planktonic Food Webs in the Sargasso Sea, Bridget Elise Cotti-Rausch

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Development of a Sandwich Hybridization Assay for the Harmful Cyanobacteria Microcystis spp., Nicole M. Dearth

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The Summerville Formation: Evidence for a Sub-Horizontal Stratigraphic Sequence below the Post-Rift Unconformity in the Middleton Place Summerville Seismic Zone, Joseph Edward Getz

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The Energetic Consequences of Temperature Variation and Sequential Autotomization for the Stone Crab, Menippe spp., Eric R. Hancock

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Molecular Exploration of Bioavailable Dissolved Organic Matter Across Aquatic Ecosystems, Yuan Shen

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Wind Driven Shelf Circulation: Effects of Shoreline Orientation, Bathymetry, and Surface Cooling, Xiaodong Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Delineation Of The Lower Permian Gas Sand Via Calibrated Avo And Pre-Stack Seismic Inversions In Majhol Field, Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Alhashel

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3D Seismic Depth Imaging and Velocity Model Building in Anisotropic Media: Serri Oil and Gas Field, Saudi Arabia, Ali Jomaah Alsalem

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Biodegradation of Highly Weathered Deepwater Horizon Oil, Joel T. Bostic

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North American Butterfly Association Counts at Congaree National Park: A Case Study for Connecting Citizen Science to Management, Austin Clarridge

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Utilization Of Satellite-Derived Salinity For ENSO Studies And Climate Indices, Caroline Mary Corbett

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Utilization Of Satellite-Derived Salinity To Study Indian Ocean Climate Variability, Joseph Matthew D’Addezio

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Applicability of LiDAR Technology in Saltmarshes: Landscape-Scale Predictive Models to Local-Scale Biomass Estimation, James Dean Edwards Jr.

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Submarine Groundwater Discharge and the Configuration of the Freshwater-Saltwater Interface at the Nearshore and Embayment Scales, Tyler Brandon Evans

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Assessing the Effects of the Mud Snail, Ilyanassa Obsoleta, on the Benthic Microalgal Community in a Pristine Saltmarsh, Miranda Gore

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Mislabeling Of Commercial Atlantic Cod (Gadus Morhua) Products In Spain, Joshua Helgoe

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Implications of Hf-Nd Isotopes in West Philippine Basin Basalts for the Initiation and Early History of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc, Benjamin D. Hocking

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An Integrated Structural Analysis on Seismic of a Paleo Mound Development (Woolsey Mound, Northern Gulf of Mexico), Ricardo Tomas Troco Kabila

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Decadal Salinity Changes in the Oceanic Subtropical Gyres and Connection to Changes in the Global Water Cycle, Bryce Andrew Melzer

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Alongshore Momentum Balance Over Shoreface-Connected Ridges, Fire Island, NY, Conor Ofsthun

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Development And Application Of Foraminiferal Carbonate System Proxies To Quantify Ocean Acidification In The California Current, Emily B. Osborne

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Three Dimensional Thermobaric Modeling of A Gas Hydrate System, Amanda Quigley Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Global Methylation of DNA Among Spartina Alterniflora Clones Differing in Age at North Inlet, SC, Trenton Agrelius

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Examining the Sensitivity of Surface Chlorophyll to Upwelling Events of Variable Frequency in the California Current System, John Thomas Bartlett

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3-D Numerical Simulation of Carbon Dioxide Injection into the South Georgia Rift Basin for Geologic Storage, Daniel Eric Taylor Brantley

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Fate and Behavior of Silver Nanoparticles to the Estuarine Organisms, Prorocentrum Minimum and Crassostrea Virginica, Shelby Victoria Butz

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Viruses and Metals in Ocean Food Webs: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Effects of Marine Viruses and Trace Elements on Marine Picophytoplankton, Brady Robert Cunningham

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A Hydrographic Climatology of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Alejandro Frank

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A Botanical Survey of Native and Non-Native Species Along the Three Rivers Greenway in Columbia, South Carolina, Rebecca L. Givens

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Proxy Development and Application for Reconstructing the Surface Ocean Carbonate System, Brittney J. Marshall

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Dissolved and Particulate Phosphorus Distributions and Elemental Stoichiometry Throughout the Chukchi Sea, Meryssa Piper

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Detrital Zircon Analysis of the Taza-Guercif Basin and the Adjacent Rif and Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco and X-Ray Fluorescence Chemofacies Analysis of the Maness Shale of East Texas, Jonathan Richard Pratt

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Complexity in Overmarsh Circulation, Jessica Chassereau Sullivan

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Factors Contributing to Interannual Variability in the Abundance of Bay Anchovy (Anchoa Mitchilli) Larvae, Steven B. Vega Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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GARZÓN MASSIF BASEMENT TECTONICS: A GEOPYHYSICAL STUDY, UPPER MAGDALENA VALLEY, COLOMBIA, Kadir Baris Bakioglu

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A Quantitative Analysis of White-Tailed Deer Harvest Across States and Counties, Rebecca Lynne Cain

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Seismic Characterization of the J-Reflector Near the Meizoseismal Area of the 1886 Charleston Earthquake for Lithologic Constraint, Craig Cunningham

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The Geologic Implications of the Factors that Affected Relative Sea-level Positions in South Carolina During the Pleistocene and the Associated Preserved High-stand Deposits, William Richardson Doar III

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Neodymium Isotopic Signature of the Deep Western Boundary Current and the Distribution of Neodymium Isotopes and Concentrations Across Line W, Brian Daniel Duggan

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A Study on Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes in the North Indian Ocean, Clifford Steven Felton

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Modeling Mussel Mortality: Investigating the Importance of Swash and the Potential Implications of Changing Wave Environments, Shadow Leigh Gulledge

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The Effects of Aeration on Phytoplankton Community Composition and Primary Production in Stormwater Detention Ponds near Myrtle Beach, SC, Lauren Hehman

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CHANNEL PROPERTIES OF FLUVIAL-TIDAL TRANSITION, SANTEE RIVER, SC, Kyungho Jeon

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Climate-Induced Changes in the Germination Phenology of Boechera Stricta, Samuel Johnson

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HYDROLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON ECOLOGICAL ZONATION IN A SALT MARSH TIDAL CREEK BASIN: CRAB HAUL CREEK, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Elizabeth Madsen

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GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF EOLIAN FLUXES DURING THE TRANSITION FROM GREENHOUSE TO ICEHOUSE CONDITIONS IN EQUATORIAL PACIFIC., Daniel Nicholas Miller

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The Composition and Downward Vertical Transport of Particulate Phosphorus in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, Anne S. Opseth

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Climatic Controls on Organic Matter Decomposition in Boreal Peatlands, Michael J. Philben

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TECTONIC STUDIES OF THE ATLANTIC MARGIN IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Andrew C. Pollack

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Temporal Constraints on Holocene Initiation and Termination of Mound Development at an Episodic Gas Hydrate and Cold Seep System, Woolsey Mound, Northern Gulf of Mexico, Nathan Robinson

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Analysis of Hurricane Preparedness Levels and Evacuation Intent for South Carolina Coastal Residents, Wesley Chad Seigler

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FLOW DYNAMICS IN THE TRANSITION ZONE FROM ESTUARINE TIDAL TO FLUVIAL REGIME IN THE SANTEE RIVER, SC, USA, Legna M. Torres-Garcia

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Comparative Recharge Rates of Isolated and Riverine Wetlands, Chenille Hargrove Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Subsurface Imaging and Petrophysical Analysis of the South Georgia Rift Basin, South Carolina, Olusoga Martins Akintunde

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Drought Indices In Decision-Making Process of Drought Management, Ekaterina Negodyaeva Altman

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Amplitude vs. Offset Effects on Gas Hydrates at Woolsey Mound, Gulf of Mexico, Walter R. Anderson

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Tidal Flux of Trace Metals and Rare Earth Elements in a Barrier Island Salt Marsh, Ryan Antle

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Identifying Values and Benefits of Congaree National Park, Maka Bitsadze

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The Effects of Rainfall-Runoff On Particulate Organic Carbon Cycling In Salt Marshes, Si Chen

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Climate Change Effects on Vibrio Bacteria in the Winyah Bay Estuary and the Projected Spread of Vibrio under Future Climatic Scenarios., Reem Deeb

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Transformations and Fates of Terrigenous Dissolved Organic Matter in River-Influenced Ocean Margins, Cedric Gael Fichot

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Tectonics of the South Georgia Rift, David Michael Heffner

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Evaluating the Impact of Fishery-Related Claw Removal On Diet, Consumption Rate, Energetics and Reproduction In the Florida Stone Crab (Menippe Spp.), Jessica Mary Hogan

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Volcanic and Tectonic Processes Along Anomalous Mid-Ocean Ridges, Julia Kathryn Howell

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Thermal History of Nearly Metamict Zircon of the Taza-Guercif Basin (Morocco) Revealed Using Scanning Electron Microscope High-Density Fission-Track Dating, Tyler Michael Izykowski

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Modeling Approaches, Physiological Responses, and Climate Change: How Good is "Good Enough?", Nicole Kish

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Measurement and Three-Dimensional Modeling of Hydrodynamic Processes In the Inner Shelf and Surf Zone, Nirnimesh Kumar

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Doc Dynamics In Eddies of the Sargasso Sea, Eric Matthew Lachenmyer

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Energy Metrics for State Government Buildings, Trevor Michael

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Benthic Boundary Layer Processes: Bedform Evolution and Bottom Turbulence, Timothy Robert Nelson

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The Effects of Mean Sea Level and Tidal Amplitude On Ground Water Discharge and Pore-Water Salinity Distribution Along A Forest/Marsh Boundary, North Inlet, SC, John Bradley Peurifoy

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Chemical Leaching Methods and Measurements of Marine Labile Particulate [Fe] and Δ56Fe, Brandi Nicole Revels

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Geochemical Source Components in Seafloor Lavas in the Aleutian Back-Arc, Max Thomas Siegrist

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Evidence for Antarctic Ice Sheets During the Late Eocene, Brian Smith

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Tidal Variability of Waves and Currents on a Caribbean Barrier Reef, Chelsea Wegner

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Nutrient Limitation of Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates in Mangrove Lagoon, Salt River Bay, St. Croix, USVI, Michelle Zimberlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Analysis of a Middle Pennsylvanian Channel Complex in Pikeville, Kentucky, Sumanta Kumar Chatterjee

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The Study of the Indian Ocean Response to Climatic Events Using Satellite Observations and Model Simulations, Gary Grunseich

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Hydrologic Function Between Upland and Floodplain Shallow Water Dynamics of the Four Hole Swamp Fringe, Jaclyn E. Koehn

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Propagation of Vallisneria Americana (MICHX): Vegetation Management In South Carolina Piedmont Reservoirs, Walter Frank Meitzen

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Geologic History and the Timing of Mineralization at the Haile Gold Mine, Reid McCall Mobley

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New Constraints On the Age and Magnitude of Reactivation of the Camden Fault, South Carolina, Olga Igorevna Nedorub

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The Role of Kelvin Waves on the Circulation and Salt Transport Variability in the Coastal Bay of Bengal, Matthew Joseph Nienhaus

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Study On the Basin Scale Salt Exchange In the Indian Ocean Using Satellite Observations and Model Simulations, Ebenezer S. Nyadjro

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Phosphorus Distribution and Partitioning In the Chukchi Sea During Summer 2010, Sharmila Pal

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Improving Wetland Mitigation in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina With the Watershed Planning and Mitigation Banking Aspects of the New Mitigation Rule, April Lynne Taylor

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A Cost Comparison of a Low Impact Development to traditional Residential Development along the South Carolina Coast, Joel A. Tupper

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High Resolution Paleothermometry Using Biogenic Silica: A Feasibility Study, Gregory Wyche

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Controls of Melt Genesis and Evolution at Buldir Volcano in the Western Aleutian Island Arc, Shawn Arndt

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Tracking Changes In Silicon Isotopic Composition During Diatom Descent and Dissolution In the Cariaco Basin., Wayne Patrick Buckley

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Understanding the Fate of the Neurotoxin Domoic Acid In Coastal Systems, Christopher Thomas Burrell

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Cenozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Cordillera and Adjacent Basins, Obi Egbue

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Spectral Fluorometric Characterization of Phytoplankton Community Composition and Biomass, Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter, and Photosynthetic Capacity Using the Algae Online Analyzer, Emily Goldman

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Aspects Of Reproduction And Diet In A Coastal South Carolina Population Of Longnose Gar, Lepisosteus Osseus, John Maxwell Henzler

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Environmental Determinants of Stigonematales In A Southeastern Reservoir., Michael Wayne Hook