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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Examining Scale-Dependent, nonstationary Environmental Effects on American Lobster (Homarus americanus) Spatial Distribution and Habitat Suitability in a Changing Gulf of Maine, Jamie Behan

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The Impacts of Embryonic Arsenic Exposure of Fundulus heteroclitus, Torey Bowser

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Marine Aquaculture in Maine: Understanding Diverse Perspectives and Interactions at Multiple Scales, Melissa L. Britsch

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A Bioeconomic Analysis of Sea Scallop (Placopecten Magellanicus) Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine, Struan Coleman

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Evaluating and Advancing Opportunities for Ecosystem Services, Increased Production, and Sustainability of Kelp Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine, Gretchen Schott Grebe

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Environmental Impacts on the Reproduction of three Cold-Water Corals, with Implications for their Vulnerability to Ocean Warming and Climate Change, Julia Johnstone

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Sourcing and Evaluating the Use of Detritus as a Supplementary Diet for Bivalve Aquaculture Using Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acid Biomarkers, Adrianus C. Both

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Examining the Northern Shrimp Fishery in a Changing Gulf of Maine, Ashley N. Charleson

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Managing Resilience in a Changing World: A Multiscale Analysis of Fisheries Governance Challenges, Marina Cucuzza

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Distributions and Abundances of the Red Tide Dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella in the Eastern Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy in Relation to Diatoms in June, July and August of 2019, Kimberly Lina D'Adamo

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Evaluating Seafood Distribution Channels in the Atlantic Sea Scallop and Northeast Multispecies Groundfish Fisheries, Amanda Fall

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From Phocine Distemper to Avian Influenza: A Study of Immunogenetic Diversity in Two Sympatric Pinniped Species, Alayna K. Gigliotti

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Assessing Predator Risk to Diadromous Fish Conservation in the Penobscot River Estuary, Lauri Leach

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Holistic Monitoring of Maine Sea Lice (Lepeoptheirus Salmonis, Kroyer, 1837) Sensitivities to Therapies: Developing a Novel Assay to Examine Lice Behavior, Kathryn Liberman

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The Past, Present and Future of Conservation in the Maine Lobster Fishery, Mackenzie Mazur

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Senders, Receivers, and Spillover Dynamics: Understanding Transformative Forces of Aquaculture in the Marine Aquarium Trade, Bryce Risley

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Biophysical and stable isotopic profiles of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837), Emma Taccardi

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Stress Tolerance of an Invasive Alga, Grateloupia turuturu, and Studies of Bacterial Communities of Fucus spp. Along an Intertidal Stress Gradient, Kyle Arin Capistrant-Fossa

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Developing a Robust Model-Based Framework to Estimate Groundfish Abundance and Understanding Spatial Variability in Life History of Atlantic Cod (Gadus Morhua) in the Eastern Gulf of Maine, John A. Carlucci

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Improved Estimates of Tributary Nitrogen Load to Casco Bay, Maine, Whitley J. Gray

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Physiological Effects of Climate Change on the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, Amalia M. Harrington

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Deep Benthic Coral Habitats of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, Elise C. Hartill

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Participatory Modeling of Tidal Circulation on Maine Mudflats to Improve Water Quality Management of Shellfish Areas, Gabrielle V. Hillyer

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Comparing Independent Approaches to Estimate Age at Size of the Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis): Corroborating Gastric Mill Band Counts as a Direct Aging Method, Carlton Huntsberger

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Response of Early Life Stage Homarus americanus to Ocean Warming and Acidification: an Interpopulation Comparison, Maura K. Niemisto

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The Effects of Sediment Acidification and Temperature on the Immune Capacity of the Atlantic Jackknife (Razor) Clam (Ensis leei M. Huber, 2015), Brian Preziosi

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Response of Estuarine Fish Biomass to Restoration in the Penobscot River, Maine, Justin R. Stevens

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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The Infection Dynamics of Sea Lice on Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) in Cobscook Bay, Maine, USA, Catherine Anne Frederick

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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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Thermal and Microbial Effects on Brown Macroalgae: Heat Acclimation and the Biodiversity of the Microbiome, Charlotte TC Quigley

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

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Effects of Increasing Temperature and Acidification on the Growth and Competitive Success of Alexandrium Catenella from the Gulf of Maine, Drajad Seto

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Eavesdropping on Gulf of Maine Cetaceans in the Vicinity of Mount Desert Rock, Christopher James Tremblay

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

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Investigating Factors Contributing to Reduced Embryo Survival in Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L., LeeAnne Thayer

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

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Environmental DNA Detection of Invasive Species, Geneva York

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