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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dynamics of the Loop Current System and Its Effects on Surface and Subsurface Properties in the Gulf of Mexico, Richard James Brokaw

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Seismic Attribute Fracture Analysis and Thin and Thick-Skinned Structural Controls on the Evolution of a Foreland Basin - Parrando and Guavio Anticlines, Eastern Cordillera Foothills, Colombia, Ibraheem Khalil Hafiz

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Adjustment of a Coastal Buoyant Outflow Under Tidal and Wind Forcing, A K M Nahid Hasan

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Influence of Stormwater Management on Oxygen Demand and Organic Matter Cycling in Urbanizing Headwater Catchments, Kelly McCabe

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Circulation Changes in the Arctic Ocean and Subarctic Seas and Their Connections to the Global Ocean and Climate, Rachel Elizabeth Nichols

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New Approaches to Understanding Mjo Dynamics, Casey Shoup

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Fielding Sustainability: The Potential for Compost Extract as an Amendment on Athletic Turfgrass, Lacy M. Adams

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Using Long Time Series of Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Assess the Impact of Climate and Anthropogenic Changes in the Mesopotamian Marshes, Iraq, Reyadh Albarakat

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3-D Potential Field Inversion Camp Clubhouse Crossroads Mafic Intrusive Pluton, Coastal Plain, South Carolina, Kubra Sibel Albayrak

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Water Systematics of Samoan Peridotite Xenoliths, Aaron Wolfgang Ashley

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Mantle Heterogeneity from the Mantle Plume Perspective: Sources vs. Processes, Paul Béguelin

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An Assessment of Legal Frameworks for Sea Turtle Conservation in the Southeastern United States, Perry A. Fennell

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The Role of the Southern Ocean on Global Ocean Circulation and Climate, Brady Scott Ferster

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Energetic Consequences of Human Impacts for Bioindicator Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode Quadrata), Mustafa Remzi Gül

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Green Forest Businesses as a Method to Improve Communities in Unesco’s East Usambara Biosphere Reserve in Tanzania, Myoung Su Ko

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Glacial-Interglacial Changes in the Thermocline Structure of the Makassar Strait: Implications for Changes in the Indonesian Throughflow, Michael Lis

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Salt Marsh Health and Biomass Responses to a Changing Environment, Gwen Joelle Miller

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The Impacts of Episodic Floods, Droughts, Turbidites on Organic Carbon Burial over the past 2,000 Years in the Santa Barbara Basin, California, Caitlyn Sarno

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Upper Ocean Dynamics and Mixing in the Arabian Sea During Monsoons, Corinne Beverly Trott

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Larval Fish Mortality and Vertical Chlorophyll Structures: Reexamination of the Stable Ocean Hypothesis in the Southern California Current, Brendan D. Turley

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Endolithic Microbial Carbon Cycling in East Antarctica, Natalie Tyler

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Assessment Of Upper Cretaceous Strata For Offshore CO2 Storage: Southeastern United States, Khaled F. Almutairi

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Classifying The Woody Vegetation Community Of Wade Ponds In Colleton County, South Carolina, Wade Biltoft

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Organic Acids and Amino Acids in Serpentinization Related Fluids from the Atlantis Massif, Nicholas Camper

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Impacts of Natural and Anthropogenic Colonized Habitats on the Range Shifting Mangrove Tree Crab (Aratus Pisonii), Zachary John Cannizzo

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Restoration of visual performance and opsin expression within the retina during eye regeneration in the Florida fighting conch (Strombus alatus), Jamie M. Clark

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Phenotypic Response Of Marine Cryptophytes To Varying Spectral Irradiance, Kristin M. Heidenreich

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

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Climate Metric Coherence: Stationarity of the Relationships Between North Pacific Climate Indices and Ecological Processes in the Gulf of Alaska, Michael Opiekun

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The Role Of ENSO On The Agulhas Current Leakage Region, Morgan Lauren Paris

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Re-Evaluation Of The Extent And Tectonic History Of The Helena Banks Fault Zone, Offshore South Carolina, Ahmet Postaagasi

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Salt Tectonism In The Carolina Trough, Ceren Postaagasi

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Particle Fluxes In The North Pacific: An Assessment Of Pseudonitzschia And Domoic Acid In The Santa Barbara Basin, And Of Mercury, Carbon And Nitrogen In The Central Pacific, Blaire P. Umhau

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Impacts Of Drainage Systems On Stormwater Hydrology: Rocky Branch Watershed, Columbia, South Carolina, Logan Ress

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The Sedimentary Record Of Eocene Deformation In The Interior Of The Southern Canadian Cordillera, Erica May Rubino

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Chinese Tallow Invasion On A South Carolina Barrier Island: A Study Of Current Distribution Following Herbicide Treatments, Victoria Schwartz

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The Impact Of Upland Development And Marsh Width On Groundwater Composition In Estuarine Tidal Creeks In The Southeastern Coastal United States, Meghan Shanahan

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Determining the Subsidence Rate of the Cascade Seamount using Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Sarah L. Vorsanger

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Effectiveness Of Conventional And Lid Stormwater Management Approaches With SWMM Modeling: Rocky Branch Watershed, Columbia, SC, John M. Williams

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On The Scattering Of Topographically Modified Semidiurnal Kelvin Waves Into Internal Waves, Tianyi Zhang

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