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Barr, Dane 2006. Incorporating tidal energy advection into the energy balance for a mangrove forest in the Florida Everglades. Master's thesis, University of Virginia.

Bernard, Rebecca 2010. Effects of light and nutrient supply on stable isotopic composition and fractionation in N-limited seagrass beds. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Bornhoeft, Sarah C. 2016. Influence of Experimental Sheet Flow on Aquatic Food Webs of the Central Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Boucek, Ross 2011. Resource Partitioning among Three Mesoconsumers at a Marsh Mangrove Ecotone: A Response to a Seasonal Resource Pulse Subsidy. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Breithaupt, Joshua L. 2012. Organic Carbon Burial Rates in Mangrove Soils: Global Context and a Preliminary Investigation of the Coastal Everglades. Master's thesis, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Byron, Dorothy A. 2006. Determining the physiological response of a subtropical seagrass, Thalassia Testudinum, to salinity stress using pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometry. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Cormier, Nicole 2003. Belowground productivity in mangrove forests of Pohnpei and Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia. Master's thesis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Cornett, Virginia C. 2006. Spatial distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Shark River Estuary and implications for understanding movement and feeding patterns of manatees (Tichechus manatus latirostris). Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Cunniff, Kevin M. 2006. Phenology, sexual reproduction, and the factors affecting sexual reproduction of the marine angiosperm, Thalassia testudinum, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Danielson, Tess Marie 2016. Everglades Mangrove Forest Response to Large-Scale Disturbance: Long-Term Assessment of Structural and Functional Properties. Master's thesis, Louisiana State University.

Delius, Bryan K. 2007. Distribution and trophic position of juvenile bull sharks in an oligotrophic estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Dewsbury, Bryan M. 2006. Artificially induced aggregation of fish and their effects on nutrient regimes and primary producers in an oligotrophic subtropical estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Dunlop, Katherine 2009. Examination of cue utilization & anti-predator responses by native Everglades taxa to a non-native predator, the African jewelfish. Master's thesis, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.

Ferdie, Meredith 2002. Nutrient Limitation of Benthic Primary Production in the Upper Florida Keys. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Gann, Tiffany Troxler 2001. Investigating tree island community response to increased freshwater flow in the Southern Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Gibson, Patrick J. 2005. Volume transport and nutrient loading between Florida Bay and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary though Long Key Channel. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Goss, Charles 2006. Fish colonization of temporary wetlands in the context of the Everglades landscape. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Green, David P.J. 2007. Community structure and physiological stresses of oligohaline zone fishes in south Florida. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Hanan, Erin J. 2008. Multi-Scaled Patterning of Plant-Soil-Water Interactions across Tree Islands and Marshes within the Prairie and Slough Landscapes of Everglades National Park. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Hijuelos, Ann C. 2012. Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution, behavior, and activity of fishes in the canals of the Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Hill, Gregory 2017. Examining Movement and Habitat Selection of Everglades Fishes in Response to Seasonal Water Levels. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Iwaniec, David M. 2008. Regulation and Organization of Periphyton from the Florida Everglades, U.S.A.. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Jimenez, Kristine L. 2010. A Comparison of CO2 Exchange Rates for Long- and Short-Hydroperiod Everglades Marshes. Master's thesis, University of Alabama.

Juszli, Gregory M. 2006. Patterns in belowground primary productivity and belowground biomass in marshes of the Everglades' oligohaline ecotone. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Kotkowski, Rachel 2014. Environmental Influences on Bacterio-phytoplanktonic Coupling and Bacterial Growth Efficiency in a Sub-tropical Estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

McCarthy, Lauren 2009. Segregation of palaemonid shrimp species along a salinity gradient in Shark River, Everglades National Park. Master's thesis, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.

Mir-Gonzalez, Danielle 2007. Groundwater nutrient availability controls on nearshore benthic community structure in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Munyon, Jay 2010. The Effects of Hydrology and Phosphorus on Everglades Productivity. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Poret, Nicole 2005. Belowground Decomposition of Mangrove Roots in the Florida Coastal Everglades. Master's thesis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Reed, David 2007. Effects of hydrology and light on seedling establishment and growth of four wetland tree species in tree islands of northern Shark Slough, Everglades National Park. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Reio, Dillon N. 2017. Investigating the Effects of Land-Cover Change on the Hydrologic Conditions of a Restored Agricultureal Area in Everglades National Park. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Rogers, Matthew 2005. Bacterivory, growth rates, and bacterial abundance in Florida Bay. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Rubio, Gustavo 2004. Macrophyte Decomposition and Litter Fall Dynamics in the Everglades Ecotones. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Ruiz Halpern, Sergio 2006. Response of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum to experimental manipulations of sedimentary iron and organic matter in a subtropical carbonate environment. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Sanchez, Michelle 2009. Distribution of Particle Organic Material in Biscayne Bay. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Spence, V.A. 2011. Estimating groundwater discharge in the oligohaline ecotone of the Everglades using temperature as a tracer and variable-density groundwater models. Master's thesis, University of South Florida.

Stanaway, Kathryn 2005. The effects of microbial mats on sediment nutrient fluxes in Florida Bay, USA. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Stevenson, Christine Elizabeth 2001. Fish decomposition and the role of fish detritus in nutrient cycling within an oligotrophic Everglades freshwater marsh. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Stuhar, Martha Elizabeth 2004. Relationship between soil moisture and nutrient availability in tree islands of Shark Slough, Everglades National Park. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Tsai, Cheng-Feng 2008. Application of the HYMAN Model to evaluate the water and salt budgets in three mangrove sites along Shark River, Everglades. Master's thesis, Louisiana State University.

Vlaar, Theo 2005. Hydrologic conditions of the Shark Estuary in relation to regional physical forcings in the Everglades. Master's thesis, Larenstein University.

Williams, Alissa Jade 2004. Hydrology and primary production influence food-web patterns in the Florida Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Wood, Adam 2005. Dynamics of detrital particulate organic material in the ridge and slough landscape of the Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Yang, Chengyong 2002. Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter in the Florida coastal Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Zapata-Rios, Xavier 2009. Groundwater/surface water interactions in Taylor Slough-Everglades National Park. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Ph.D. Dissertations
Barr, Jordan G. 2005. Carbon assimilation by riverine mangroves in the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia.

Boucek, Ross 2016. Investigating sub-tropical community resistance and resilience to climate disturbance. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Breithaupt, Joshua L. 2017. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Soil Composition and Accumulation Rates in Mangrove Wetlands. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South Florida.

Bush, Michael Ross 2017. Experimental analysis of the effects of hydroscape structure on fishes in a dynamic wetland. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Campbell, Justin 2012. The Effects of Carbon Dioxide Fertilization on the Ecology of Tropical Seagrass Communities. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Cardona-Olarte, Pablo 2004. Responses of neotropical mangrove seedlings to environmental regulators. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Castañeda, Edward 2010. Landscape Patterns of Community Structure, Biomass and Net Primary Productivity of Mangrove Forests in the Florida Coastal Everglades as a Function of Resources, Regulators, Hydroperiod, and Hurricane Disturbance. Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State University.

Dewsbury, Bryan M. 2014. The Ecology and Economics of Seagrass Community Structure. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Flower, Hilary 2015. Phosphorus sorption dynamics in shallow groundwater, Coastal Everglades, Florida, USA. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South Florida.

Frankovich, Thomas A. 2006. Epiphyte light transmission relationships and biological and physicochemical influences on seagrass epiphyte standing stock and community composition. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia.

Gao, Min 2007. Chemical characterization of soil organic matter in an oligotrophic, subtropical, freshwater wetland system: Sources, diagenesis and preservation. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Gottlieb, Andrew David 2003. Short and long hydroperiod Everglades periphyton mats: community characterization and experimental hydroperiod manipulation. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Harrison, Elizabeth 2014. Analyzing invasion success of the Mayan Cichlid (Cichlasoma urophthalmus) in southern Florida. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Koch, Gregory 2012. Dynamics of Ecosystem Metabolism and Flocculent Detritus Transport in Estuarine Taylor River. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Krauss, Kenneth W. 2004. Growth, photosynthetic, and water use characteristics of south Florida mangrove vegetation in response to varying hydroperiod. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Lagomasino, David 2014. Ecohydrology, evapotranspiration and hydrogeochemistry of carbonate mangrove wetlands. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Lee, Sylvia 2014. Mechanisms of Diatom Assembly in a Hydrologically-Managed Subtropical Wetland. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Mahmoudi, Mehrnoosh 2014. Numerical Modeling of the Effects of Hydrologic Conditions and Sediment Transport on Geomorphic Patterns in Wetlands. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Malone, Sparkle 2014. Hydrology drives Everglades ecosystem function: implications for ecosystem vulnerability to drought, energy balance, climate teleconnections and climate change. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alabama.

Matich, Philip 2014. Environmental and individual factors shaping the habitat use and trophic interactions of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a subtropical estuary. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Mead, Ralph N. 2003. Organic matter dynamics in the Florida coastal Everglades : A molecular marker and isotopic approach. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Mic, Dumitrita Suzana 2015. Producing Collaboration Through Community-Level Processes of Climate Change and Water Management Planning. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Nodine, Emily 2014. Evidence of climate variability and tropical cyclone activity from diatom assemblage dynamics in coastal southwest Florida. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Regier, Peter 2017. Linking organic matter dynamics to management, restoration and climate in the Florida Everglades . Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Smith, Shawn Elizabeth 2004. Defining the role of floating periphyton mats in shaping food-web dynamics in the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Stringer, Christina Elaine 2010. Hydrologic Controls on Salinity in Mangroves and Lagoons. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South Florida.

Sullivan, Pamela 2011. Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions on Tree Islands in the Everglades, South Florida. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Sweatman, Jennifer Lynn 2016. Gammaridean amphipods as bioindicators in subtropical seagrass ecosystems. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Troxler-Gann, Tiffany 2005. Investigating biogeochemical connectivity in a complex wetland landscape: N sources and mechanisms of N sequestration in forested islands of the southern Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Whelan, Kevin 2005. The successional dynamics of lightning-initiated canopy gaps in the mangrove forests of Shark River, Everglades National Park, USA. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Williams, Clayton 2008. Relative significance of pelagic, benthic, and allochthonous organic matter to microbial carbon cycling in a phosphorus-depleted subtropical estuary (Florida Bay). Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Wozniak, Jeffrey R. 2006. Quantifying nitrogen cycling rates in freshwater marshes of the southern Everglades using 15N tracer techniques. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Xu, Yunping 2005. Origin, transport and fate of organic matter in Florida Bay: A biomarker record of historical environmental changes. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Ya, Chao 2014. Sources, Fate and Transformation of Organic Matter in Wetlands and Estuaries. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Number of Ph.D. dissertations = 49
Number of Master's theses = 58
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