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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Detrital Protein Contributes to Oyster Nutrition and Growth in the Damariscotta Estuary, Maine, USA, Cheyenne M. Adams

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Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Atlantic Cod Bycatch in the Maine Lobster Fishery and Its Impacts on Stock Assessment, Robert E. Boenish

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Investigating Present-day Health Issues of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus), Deborah A. Bouchard

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Analyzing Supply Chain and Water Quality Management in the Soft-shell Clam (Mya arenaria) Fishery under the Impact of Shellfish Closures in Downeast Maine, Shuling Chen

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Polyp to Population: A Tale of Two Corals, Christopher T. Fountain

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Modeling and Simulation of American Lobster in the Gulf of Maine: Spatial Distribution, Monitoring, and Conservation, Bai Li

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Marine Protected Areas in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Defining "Success" for Conservation and Management, Emily Suzanne Nocito

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The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Gametogenesis of the Red Tree Coral, Primnoa pacifica, Ashley Rossin

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Measuring Fertilization in Populations of Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus): Developing and Testing Methods in the Laboratory and Field, Skylar Bayer

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Age Structure Response of Principal Groundfish to Marine Protected Areas in New England, Julian Chawarski

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Investigating The Effects Of Nitrate Exposure On The Metabolic Activity Of The Developing Zebrafish, Sarah M. Conlin

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The Effects of Carbohydrates on the Capsule Production and Chain Formation of Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae, Nicholas C. Fargnoli

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Assessing Management Structure and Influencing Settlement of the Soft-Shell Clam (Mya arenaria) in Maine, Elisabeth A. Maxwell

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Divergent Responses of Larval and Juvenile Blue Mussels to Low Salinity Exposure, Melissa A. May

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Envisioning Recovery: A Social-Ecological Systems Analysis of Maine’s Co-managed Sea Urchin Fishery, Kimberly L. Ovitz

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Development and Assessment of a Habitat Modeling Framework Utilizing Quantitative Variable Selection and Weighting Schemes, Max E.B. Ritchie

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Developing a Collaborative Research Program to Evaluate Fine-Scale Groundfish Dynamics in Eastern Maine, Mattie Rodrigue

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Advancing Development of Porphyra umbilicalis as a Red Algal Model System and Aquaculture Crop, Charlotte Royer

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Improving Management and Conservation of Cusk (Brosme brosme): Habitat Distribution, Bycatch Interactions, and Conservation Practices, Jocelyn M. Runnebaum

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Lobster in a Changing Gulf of Maine: Investigating the Temporal Impact on Molting and the Fishing Fleet, Kevin W. Staples

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Temporal Variability in Key Life History Traits of Atlantic Herring (Culpea harengus) in the Gulf of Maine, James R. Becker

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Antigua's Demonstration Community-Based Marine Reserve, Ruleo A. Camacho

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The Effects of Regional Temperature Cycles on Larval American Lobsters, Homarus Americanus, Meghan E. Capps

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Highly Seasonal Reproduction in Desmophyllum dianthus from the Northern Patagonian Fjords, Keri Feehan

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An Assessment of Growout Strategies for the Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) in the Gulf of Maine, Pamelia E. Fraungruber

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Development of Modeling Frameworks for Assessing Impacts of Habitat and Stock Structure on Fish Population Dynamics, Lisha Guan

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Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) Spawning Potential in the Penobscot River, Maine: Considering Dam Removals and Emerging Threats, Catherine Johnston

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The Growth and Pathogenesis of the Intracellular Pathogen, Piscirickettsia salmonis, Daniel Makrinos

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An Analysis of Gulf of Maine Cod Metapopulation Structure and Localized Stability, with Application to Area-Based Fisheries Management, Derek Olson

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Recruitment Forecasting and Scientific Knowledge Production in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England American Lobster Fishery, Noah G. Oppenheim

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Population Genetic Structure of Softshell Clams (Mya arenaria) with Regard to a Saxitoxin-resistant Mutation and Neutral Genetic Markers in the Gulf of Maine, Jennifer Phillips

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Social and Ecological Factors Affecting the Adoption of Aquaculture, Karen Pianka

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Linking Rising pCO2 and Temperature to the Larval Development, Physiology and Gene Expression of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus), Jesica Waller

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The Effect of Temperature on Depuration of the Pathogenic Vibrio Anguillarum in the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea Virginica), Ziwen Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Evaluation and Improvement of Fisheries Stock Assessment, from Data Collection to Modeling, Jie Cao

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Biogeographic Patterns Among Deep-Sea Benthic Megafaunal Communities Across the Drake Passage (Southern Ocean), Steven R. Auscavitch

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Assessing Growth and Habitat Preferences of Atlantic Halibut off the Coast of Maine Using Biological Samples and Fishermen's Knowledge, Julia M. Beaty

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Development of a Portable SPR Biosensor for the Detection of Toxin-Producing Dinoflagellates of the Genus Alexandrium, Amber R. Bratcher-Covino

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Maine Green Sea Urchin Fishery: Scale Mismatches, Trophic Connectivity and Resilience, Caitlin Cleaver

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Vibriosis in Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua L.): Investigating Routes of Invasion, Jennifer Gwen Fortier

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Sublethal Effects of Elevated Nitrate on Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar, Alyssa Rose Freitag

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Scale-Dependent Structure in Spatial and Temporal Variation in Fish and Fishermen's Behavior, Michael E. Kersula

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Abiotic Proxies of Benthic Megafaunal Assemblages in the Coastal Gulf of Maine: A Template for Ocean Planning?, Jennifer A. McHenry

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Occurrence of the Oyster Parasite, Haplosporidium nelsoni, in the Damariscotta River Estuary, Maine, Nicole Messerman

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Settlement Response in Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) in a Hatchery Setting, George C. Protopopescu

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Role of Ammonium in Alexandrium fundyense Blooms in the Gulf of Maine and on Georges Bank, Sugandha Shankar

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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Cobscook Bay, Maine: The Relationship Between Shellfish Toxicity and Alexandrium fundyense Cell Density, Alison Sirois

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Distribution, Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment for the Atlantic Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) in the Northeast US, Samuel B. Truesdell

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Collaborative Research on Finfish, Their Distribution, and Diversity in Cobscook Bay, Maine, Jeffrey D. Vieser

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Potential reproductive impact of depleting large males in the Atlantic deep sea red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) fishery, Morgan A. Brunbauer

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Overcoming Critical Bottleneck Problems in Marine Ornamental Fish Aquaculture, Soren Lund Hansen

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Assessing Social Resilience of Maine Fishing Communities and Developing a Longline Groundfish Survey, Anna M. Henry

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Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Dietary Histidine on Cataract Formation in Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Grown in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Kevin John Neves

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Drivers of Non-Native Species Distribution and Abundance in Fouling Communities in the Gulf of Maine, Felipe Paredes

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Investigations Into the Ecology and Interactions of Pathogens Within an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Farm, Michael Pietrak

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Impacts of Copper, Zinc, and Manganese Availability on Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Chlorophyll Fluorescence in the Symbiotic Coral Stylophora pistillata and Its Endosymbiotic Dinoflagellates, Kathryn M. Vogel

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Identifying Spatial Scales of Fisheries Stock Structure and Conditions That Improve Their Management, Alia Waleed Al-Humaidhi

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Effects of Injury and Nutrition on Sediment Disturbance by a Marine Polychaete, Clymenella torquata, Beth Robin Campbell

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Why U.S. Bluefin Tuna Fishermen Abide by a "Flawed" System: Understanding Motives for Compliance, Christopher Middleton Condit

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The Effects of a CO2-Driven Decrease in pH on Aspects of Larval American Lobster, Homarus Americanus H. Milne-Edwards 1837, Development: A Simplified Model of Near-Future Ocean Acidification Effects, Joshua Hall

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Cooperative Fisheries Research in New England: Participant Perceptions, Phoebe Jekielek

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Interannual and Seasonal Variability of Calanus Finmarchicus Lipids in the Gulf of Maine, Phoebe E. Jekielek

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Analysis of Extracellular Proteins Expressed by Host, Crassostrea Virginica and Pathogen, Roseovarius Crassostreae in Roseovarius Oyster Disease, Erin Macro

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The Effects of Ocean Acidification and Climate Change on the Reproductive Processes of the Marine Copepod Calanus finmarchicus, Brian Matthew Preziosi

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Gentrification and Vulnerability of Maine Fishing Communities, Cameron R. S. Thompson

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Population Dynamics of the Sub-Arctic Copepod Calanus Finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine: Demography and Mortality Estimation, Cameron R. S. Thompson

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Fish in a Tidally Dynamic Region in Maine: Hydro Acoustic Assessments in Relation to Tidal Power Development, Haley A. Viehman

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Spatial and Temporal Scales of Coral Recruitment and Key Ecological Processes, Suzanne N. Arnold

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Research on Lobster Age-Size Relationships: Developing Regionally Specified Growth Models from Meta-analysis of Existing Data, Charlene Emma Bergeron

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Interannual Variability in American Lobster Settlement: Correlations with Sea Surface Temperature, Wind Stress and River Discharge, Mahima Jaini

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Evaluating Factors Influencing the Life History of the American Lobster (Homarus armericanus) in the Gulf of Maine, Marissa D. McMahan

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Feasibility of Certifying the Gulf of Maine Shrimp Trap Fishery as Sustainable, Cinamon Moffett

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Impact of Hemoglobin Expression on Cardiovascular Physiology and Thermal Tolerance of Antarctic Notothenioid Fishes, Jody M. Beers

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The Spiny Lobster Fishery in Nicaragua: A Socio-ecological System Approach to Resource Management, Rodolfo Chang Bennett

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Asexual Reproduction in Porphyra Umbilicalis Kützing and Its Development for Use in Mariculture, Nicolas Achille Blouin

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Shortnose Sturgeon of the Gulf of Maine: The Importance of Coastal Migrations and Social Networks, Phillip E. Dionne

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Late Spring and Summer Phytoplankton Community Dynamics on Georges Bank with Emphasis on Diatoms, Alexandrium SPP., and other Dinoflagellates, Rachel Gettings

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Developing a Model for Bacterial Kidney Disease in the Zebrafish, Danio rerio, Veronica A. Hulbig

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Ecological and Policy Implications of Voluntary Participation in Fisheries Management, Danielle Brzezinski

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Investigating Saxitoxin Resistance in Softshell Clams (Mya arenaria): Patterns of Inheritance and Improvements on Methodology for Tracking and Identification, Scott A. Hamilton

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Effects of Formulated Feeds and Saccharina Latissima on Growth, Gonadal-Somatic Index, and Gonad Color in Grow-Out Stage Green Sea Urchins, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, in Land-Based Echiniculturedroebachiensis, in Land-Based Echiniculture, Ashley Lindsey Kling

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Developing Non-lethal Biomarkers to Detect Exposure to Organic Contaminants in Aquatic Habitats, Jennifer Meyers

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The Effects of Bottom-Tending Mobile Fishing Gear and Fiber-Optic Cable Burial on Soft-Sediment Benthic Community Structure, Mateja Nenadovic

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The Process of Implementing the Western Gulf of Maine Area Closure: The Role and Perception of Fisher's Ecological Knowledge, Mateja Nenadovic

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Characterization of a Rocky Intertidal Shore in Acadia National Park: Biodiversity, Impact Experiments, and Implications for Management, David Edward Olson

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Factors Controlling Alewife (Alosa psuedoharengus) Population Abundance among Four Rivers in Mid-Coast Maine, Erin Elizabeth Spencer

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Life-history Characteristics of Crangon septemspinosa and Management Implications, Jennifer Ann Bowdoin

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Structured Errors in Modeling Fishery Population Dynamics and in Stock Assessment, Michael Errigo

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Population Structure of the Sea Scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, in Coastal Maine, Erin Fisher Owen

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An Assessment of Alternative Feed Ingredients in Practical Diets for Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) Held in Low Salinity Recirculating Systems, Terhea Nichole Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Running the Gauntlet to Coral Recruitment through a Sequence of Local Multiscale Processes, Suzanne N. Arnold

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Predation on the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, across New England's Biogeographic Transition Zone, Curtis Brown

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Assessment of the Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loriculus) as a Model Species in Studies on Egg and Larval Quality in Marine Fishes, Chatham K. Callan

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Lobster Sampling Trap, William H. Fike

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Dietary Studies for Larviculture of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua), Jennifer Muscato Hansen

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Mating System Dynamics in a Free-Spawning Colonial Ascidian, Sheri L. Johnson

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Developments in Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine, Nicole Kirchhoff

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Specific Dynamic Action and Growth in Larval Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua, in Relation to Feeding and Temperature, Arthur B. McCollum

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Reproductive Ecology and Characterization of Population Genetic Structure of Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus in the Northwestern Atlantic, Jessica F. Muhlin

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Possible Limits to Range Expansion for Non-native Asian Shore Crabs in Maine: A Biogeographic-thermogeographic Approach, Elizabeth Stephenson