Recent Graduates

Spring 2013 Thesis Title Program*
Daniel Rhodes   MGLY
Fall 2012 Thesis Title Program*
Josh April

North Carolina sea level rise assessment:  Evaluating flood risk for community lifelines in northern and southern North Carolina

MGLY
Benjamin Ashba Non-Thesis Option MGLY
Julie A. Kemble

Mineralogical and textural trends in sediment distribution along the northeastern coast of Tamaulipas, Mexico

MGLY
Will Weiland Analysis of San Salvador Island Precipitation and Synoptic Scale Atmospheric Dynamics  
Spring 2012    
David Parnell Lithodemic, structural, and geochemical characterization of the northeastern Carolina Terrane in the northern Oxford 7.5 minute quadrangle, North Carolina MGLY
Fall 2011 Thesis Title Program*
Hawkins Gagnon

Geomorphologic model of the Smith Island Complex, Cape Fear NC

MGLY

Amanda Maness

 Acoustic and visual seabed classification of the Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern (OHAPC), Eastern Florida Shelf MGLY
Rob Mitchell

Evaluation of rainfall-runoff relationships for transportation routes in Brunswick County, NC

MGLY
Launna Sampaio A Comparison of Bear and Brown’s Inlets: Unmodified Stable Inlets along the North Carolina Coast MGLY
Sam Woolard Non-Thesis Option MGLY
Summer 2011 Thesis Title Program
Dana Friend Foraging Strategies of Euspira heros and Testing Coevolutionary Alternation in the Modern Naticid Gastropod Predator-Prey System MMS
Spring 2011 Thesis Title Program
Morgan Barry Non-Thesis Option MGLY
Davis McIver Non-Thesis Option MGLY
Brennan McKone Non-Thesis Option MGLY
2010 Thesis Title Program
Greg Burzynski How Metabolic Rates Affect Survivorship: The Grim Story Of Bivalves Across A Pliocene Extinction MGLY
Emily Gould Unexpected rates of cannibalism under-competitive conditions by the naticid gastropod Neverita duplicata (Say)
MMS
Tim Metevelis Spatial Variation of ENSO Influence on
Puerto Rico Precipitation
MMS

Merritt Mclean

Effects of Inlet Migration on Barrier Island Planform and Oceanfront Change: New Topsail Inlet, NC MGLY
2009 Thesis Title Program
John W. Rose Impact of Natural and Artificial Ebb Channel Position Realignment on Oceanfront Shoreline Change MMS
Stephanie White Effects of Drilling Predation on Global Turritellid Diversity and Abundance: A Potential Catalyst for Evolution MGLY
Jesse Baldwin Variability in Beach Topography and Forcing along Oak Island, North Carolina MGLY

Leighann Budde

Barrier Island Progradation related to inlet spacing and migration patterns

MGLY

David Childers

Non-Thesis Option

Mixed Siliciclastic and Carbonate Deposition Related to Sea Level Cyclicity: Basin-Scale to a Localized Debris Flow Deposit

MGLY

Viviana Díaz Late Cretaceous SR Isotopic and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Dixon Core, Outer Coastal Plain, North Carolina MGLY

Carolyn Gomes

Spatial Distribution of B Horizon Properties in a Pine Flatwood Landscape, New Hanover County, NC

MGLY

Kassy Rodriguez Mapping Oyster Reefs Using Sidescan Sonar and Subbottom Profiling: Cape Fear River, Southeastern North Carolina MMS
Amanda Williams Mapping Land Use Change as an indicator for live coral cover at Boracay Island, Philippines MMS
Kenneth Willson Shoreface Mapping and Sand Resource Inventory: North Topsail Beach and Surf City, North Carolina MGLY
2008 Thesis Title Program

Devon Eulie

Sediment deposition and availability in the riparian wetlands of the Cape Fear River MGLY
2007 Thesis Title Program
Emerson Hasbrouck

The Influence of Tidal Inlet Migration and Closure on Barrier Planform Changes: Federal Beach, NC

MGLY
Michelle McCoy Effect of the Trans-Arctic invasion on Pliocene predator-prey interactions on Tjornes Peninsula, Iceland MGLY
Steve Mondziel

Morphology, Structure, and Late Cretaceous-Recent Tectonic Evolution of the Mona Canyon, Puerto Rico

MGLY
René A. Shroat-Lewis Taphonomy of a Pliocene Ophiuroid mass mortality bed in the Tirabuzón Formation, Baja California Sur
MGLY

Sara Althof

Hydrodynamic flow in a Tidal Marsh: a biophysical experiment

MMS

Kelley Kaltenbach

Geology and Petrology of the Fletcher Limestone Quarry, Fletcher, North Carolina

MGLY
Steve Saville Non-Thesis Option MGLY
2006 Thesis Title Program

Luke Davis

Hydrography and bottom boundary layer dynamics: Influence on inner shelf sediment mobility, Long Bay

MGLY

David Doughty

The Influence of Inlet Modifications, Geologic Framework and Storms on the Recent Evolution of Masonboro Island, NC MGLY

Amy L. Gross

Non-Thesis Option MGLY
Michael P. Slattery

The influence of the Cape Fear River on characteristics of shelf sediment in Long Bay, North Carolina

MGLY
Shari Thompson Non-Thesis Option MGLY
2005 Thesis Title Program
Elizabeth Berg Non-Thesis Option
MGLY

Ed Cavallerano

Diagenetic alterations in Adelie penguin eggshells throughout the Holocene

MGLY

Dylan Elks

Non-Thesis Option

MGLY

Benjamin Grosser

Petrology and geochemistry of the Wildcat Gulch Syenite, Gunnison County, Colorado

MGLY

Courtney Hanby

Use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to examine Bottlenose dolphin community structure in southeastern North Carolina

MMS

Dorien McGee Morphological comparisons of shallow and deepwater benthic microalgae, Onslow Bay, NC MGLY
Lori B. Saal Rainfall Impacts on Suspended Sediment Concentrations in an Urbanized Tidal Creek, Southeastern North Carolina
MGLY

Brian Simpson

Non-Thesis Option

MGLY

2004 Thesis Title Program
Luke DelGreco Identification of Recent Faulting on the Insular Shelf
of Western Puerto Rico
MGLY
Matthew Head Use of High-Resolution Sidescan Sonar Data to Quantitatively Map and Monitor a Mid-Continental Shelf Hardbottom: 23-Mile Site, Onslow Bay, NC MMS
Meghan Hearne Investigation of Submarine Landslides Along the Northern
Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands Margin: Implications for Tsunamigenesis
MGLY
Chester Jackson Quantitative Shoreline Change Analysis of an Inlet-Influenced Transgressive Barrier System: Figure Eight Island, NC MGLY
Jeffery Marshall Event Driven Sediment Mobility on the Inner Continental Shelf of Onslow Bay MGLY
Benjamin McGinnis Late Holocene Evolution of a Retrograding Barrier: Hutaff Island, North Carolina MGLY
Michael Murphy Geophysical invesitgation of the tectonic and volcanic history of the Nauru Basin, Western Pacific
MMS
Maverick Raber Characteristics of Sediments Transported to and Deposited in the Cape Fear River Estuary, Southeastern North Carolina
MGLY
Alisha Renfro Sediment Deposition and Accumulation in a Brown and Black-Water River System MMS
Beth Reimer Influences of Major Storm Events on Backbarrier Salt Marsh Change: Masonboro Island, Southeastern North Carolina
MGLY
Kenny Robitaille Geology and Terrane Relationships of the Tar River Area, Franklin and Granville Counties, North Carolina MGLY
John Welsh Characterization of the Evolution of a Relocated Tidal Inlet:
Mason Inlet, NC
MGLY
2003
Thesis Title
Program
Alex Croft The Effects of Thin Layer Dredge Material Disposal on Tidal Marsh Processes, Masonboro Island, NC MGLY
John Huntley Evolution of Predation-Related Characters in Neogene Atlantic Coastal Plain Borbulids and Lucinids MGLY
Hayward Key Temporal and Spatial Trends in Drilling Predation on Crepidula in the U.S. Coastal Plain MGLY
Adam Knierim A Hydrographic Investigation of a Mixed-Energy Inlet: Rich Inlet, North Carolina MGLY
Brent Manning Topographic Analysis of the Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern Using a Multimedia Geographic Information System (GIS) MMS
Jennifer O'Reilly Assessment of Tidally Influenced Riparian Wetlands as Sinks for Fecal Coliform Bacteria MMS
Jessica Pierson Late cretaceous (Campanian and Maastrichtian) sequence stratigraphy, southeastern North Carolina, USA MGLY
2002
Thesis Title
Program
Joni Backstrom Monitoring Storm Driven Sedimentary Changes on the Shoreface of f Kure Beach, North Carolina MMS
Michael Crump Hydroclimatological Assessment of Freshwater Resources for San Salvador Island, Bahamas MGLY
Timothy Dulaney Volcanic Morphology of the Ultra-Slow Spreading Southwest Indian Ridge 15°-35°E: Implications for Crustal Construction MGLY
Shelley Miller An Examination of Phosphorous and Sediment Characteristics within Anthropogenically Impacted Estuarine Watersheds MMS
Kimberly Nelson Transplanted Oyster Beds as Self-Sustaining Mechanisms for Water Quality Improvement in Small Tidal Creeks MGLY
Karyn Olschesky Upper Miocene Through Pleistocene Diatom Biostratigraphy and Paleoceanography of ODP Leg 185, Hole 1149A MGLY
Tina Roberts Chemical consitutents in the PeeDee and Castle Hayne Aquifers: Porters Neck area, New Hanover, County, North Carolina MGLY
Erin Scher 7000 DL209 els6063 MGLY

 

 

*MMS = Master of Science in Marine Science, MGLY = Master of Science in Geology


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