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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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BIODIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF PROTIST COMMUNITIES IN COASTAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS ACROSS INDONESIA, Erin Borbee

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TRANSITIONING FIELD COURSES IN PLANT IDENTIFICATION TO REMOTE INSTRUCTION: AN ANALYSIS, Emma Brown

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CONTRIBUTION OF MATERNAL mRNA PROVISIONING TO EMBRYONIC STRESS RESPONSE IN A REEF-BUILDING CORAL, Erin Elizabeth Chille

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THE EFFECT OF MORPHOLOGY, SUBSTRATE AND WIND ON THE CLINGING ABILITY OF ANOLIS LIZARDS DURING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS, Emma DiPaolo

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STRESS CONDITIONING TO HYPERCAPNIC SEAWATER IN THE PACIFIC GEODUCK PANOPEA GENEROSA, Samuel J. Gurr

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EFFECTIVENESS OF ROADSIDE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) ON MAINTAINING STORMWATER QUALITY THROUGH MONITORING AND MODELING, Khurshid Jahan

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FOREST STRUCTURE SHAPES TROPICAL TERRESTRIAL AND ARBOREAL MESOMAMMAL COMMUNITIES UNDER MODERATE DISTURBANCE, Juliana Masseloux

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FROM CATCH TO CONSUMPTION: FOOD SECURITY DYNAMICS IN AN INDONESIAN FISHING COMMUNITY, Nicole Roberts

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MOLECULAR ECOLOGY OF MARINE DIATOMS, BACTERIA, AND THEIR BIOLOGICALLY-ACTIVE COMPOUNDS, Alexa R. Sterling

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SELF-REGULATED LEARNING IN FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS IN AN INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY COURSE AND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCES AND ACADEMIC IMPACTS OF A CAMPUS-WIDE METACOGNITIVE INTERVENTION, Holly Joan Swanson

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A PHYLOGENOMIC APPROACH TO EXPLORE PHOTOSYNTHETHIC STRAMENOPILE EVOLUTION, Kristina Xenia Terpis

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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THE FREQUENT FLYER’S GUIDE TO MIGRATION: HOW SONGBIRD METABOLISM AND OXIDATIVE STATUS RESPOND TO ENDURANCE FLIGHT AND DIET QUALITY, Kristen J. DeMoranville

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INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF BACTERIAL ENDOSYMBIONTS ON HOST PARASITE RELATIONS IN APICOMPLEXANS, Elizabeth Sage Hunter

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HOW MODIFIED TROPHIC INTERACTIONS CREATE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRADEOFFS: A CASE STUDY OF NARRAGANSETT BAY FISHERIES, Anne A. Innes-Gold

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INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID, EASTERN HEMLOCK, AND GYPSY MOTH, Ian Gerard Kinahan

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DEWLAP EVOLUTION AMONG NON-NATIVE POPULATIONS OF THE LIZARD ANOLIS SAGREI, Jessica N. Pita-Aquino

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ASSESSING TREATMENT PERFORMANCE OF ADVANCED NITROGEN-REMOVAL ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS, Bianca Noelle Ross

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REVERSE BANK FILTRATION FOR CLEANING WATER IN A REMOTE VILLAGE IN SOUTH INDIA, Miles Schelling

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COMBINED EFFECT OF HERBIVORY AND SALINITY STRESS ON THE COMMON REED, PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS, Jennifer Soukup

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MAKING SENSE OF PUBLIC SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSY: A CASE STUDY EXAMINING SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SURROUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, Cynthia Taylor

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NITROGEN-REMOVING WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS: MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, Sara Katherine Wigginton

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FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE CSLD GENES IN PHYSCOMITRELLA PATENS BY CRISPR/CAS9 GENE KNOCKOUT, Kai Yuan

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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MOLECULAR AND MORPHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF RED ALGAL PARASITES, Jillian Freese

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ONTOGENY OF THE LATERAL LINE AND VISUAL SYSTEMS OF A CARIBBEAN REEF GOBY, ELACATINUS LORI, Katie R. Nickles

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Effects of Urbanization on Performance, Habitat Selection, and Persistence of Anolis Lizards, Andrew Clark Battles

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IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION AND INVASIVE SPECIES ON FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND BODY SIZE IN ANOLIS SAGREI, Zachary Chejanovski

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NITROGEN LOADING, CLIMATE CHANGE, PATHOGENS: IMPACTS OF MULTIPLE STRESSORS ON RHODE ISLAND SHELLFISH, Ashley Paige Hamilton

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A stratigraphic and microfossil record of coseismic land-level changes and tsunami deposits from Old Harbor, Central Kodiak Island, Alaska, Greta Janigian

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A GENOMIC APPROACH TO THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN APICOMPLEXAN ENDOSYMBIONT AND ITS HOST, Christopher Paight

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THE IMPACT OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ON CORAL REEF FISH COMMUNITIES AND LIFE-HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS, Diky Suganda

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CARPENTER BEE NECTAR ROBBERY EFFECTS ON FRUIT QUALITY AND NESTING PROVISIONS IN RHODE ISLAND, Sara K. Tucker

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Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale on Early Seasonal Development of Eastern Hemlock, Elizabeth Whitney

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biological Nutrient Removal During Wastewater Treatment, Elizabeth Quinn Brannon

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The Influence of Altered Habitat: Landscape Ecology of Freshwater Turtles in Rhode Island, Scott W. Buchanan

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Simulating Thermal Stress in Rhode Island Coldwater Fish Habitat Using SWAT, Britta Marie Chambers

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Conserving Milkweed: The Effects of Environmental Change and Viral Prevalence on Asclepias syriaca, Courtney Devoid

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Assessment of Salt Marsh Shoreline Degradation and Restoration on Benthic Invertebrate Infaunal Community, Anna Gerber-Williams

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Investigating Lateral Line Canal Morphogenesis as a Bone Remodeling Process in Lake Malawi Cichlids, Julia W. Johnstone

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Characterization of Cellulose Synthesis Complexes in Physcomitrella patens, Xingxing Li

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A Native Lepidopteran is Impacted by Host Defenses Induced by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Mary M. Mallinger

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Organellar Genome Evolution in Red Algal Parasites: Differences in Adelpho- and Alloparasites, Eric Salomaki

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Genetic, Demographic and Ecological Factors Contributing to the Evolution of Anolis Lizard Populations, Johanna E. Wegener

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Study of the Regulatory and Environmental Factors Affecting Trimethylamine Oxide Accumulation in Marine Organisms, Abigail Brittany Bockus

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Biosolids as a Roadside Soil Amendment, Edwin M. Fava III

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Nitrogen and Warming Effects on Nitrous Oxide Production Associated with Coastal Macroinvertibrates, Melanie H. Gárate

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Reconstructing Common Era Relative Sea-Level Changes on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Matthew Gerlach

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Dropping Behavior in the Pea Aphid: How Does Environmental Context Affect Anti-Predator Responses?, Katharine Van Nostrand Harrison

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Agonistic Behavior and Costs of Aggression in Decapod Crustaceans, Niels-Viggo Schou Hobbs

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Temperature Effects on the Proteome of Ciona intestinalis, Chelsea Lopez

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Flow Sensing in the Deep Sea: Morphology of the Lateral Line System in Stomiiform Fishes, Ashley Marranzino

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The Response of Molting Homarus Americanus to Ocean Acidification Projections, Erin Lyn McLean

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The Effects of Climate Change on Macroalgal Growth, Trophic Interactions and Community Structure, Gordon Ober

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Correlating Behavior with Non-Invasive Physiological Measures to Evaluate Mating Strategies in Belugas, Justin Thomas Richard

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Three-Dimensional Kinematics of the Jaws and Hyoid During Feeding in White-Spotted Bamboo Sharks, Bradley Scott

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Native Bee Diversity and Pollen Foraging Specificity in Cultivated Highbush Blueberry (Ericaceae: Vaccinium corymbosum l.) Plantings in Rhode Island, Zachary Scott

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Using Subaqueous Soils Data to Manage Coastal Ecosystems: Implications for Bivalve Recruitment, Aquaculture, and Restoration, Brett Matthew Still

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Phylogenetic Analysis of a Cryptic Microscopic Red Alga, Katelyn Wadland

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Effects of Residual Waste Material as Agricultural Soil Amendments on Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes, Ashley Waggoner

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Long-Term Impacts of Invasive Herbivores on Tree Physiology, Growth, and Phenology: A Whole-Tree Perspective, Claire M. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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DO URBAN ENVIRONMENTS INFLUENCE ANTIPREDATOR AND FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF THE LIZARD ANOLIS CRISTATELLUS?, Kevin J. Aviles-Rodriguez

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DETECTING AND VERIFYING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASE RESISTANCE IN CULTURED POPULATIONS OF EASTERN OYSTERS, CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA, Kehan Bao

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Inducing Heterochronic Shift in Ciona Intestinalis, Bonnie Colantuono

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Assessing the Pathogenic Cause of Sea Star Wasting Disease in Asterias Forbesi Along the East Coast of the United States, Caitlin Jessica DelSesto

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Effects of Light and Water Availability on the Performance of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges Tsugae), Mauri Hickin

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ISOLATION, MOLECULAR & PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SULFATE-REDUCING, HETEROTROPHIC, DIAZOTROPHS, Annaliese Katrin Jones

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ORGANIC WASTE AMENDMENTS AS SOURCES OF CARBON AND FERTILITY FOR VEGETABLE, Rebecca Long

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Mensurative and Manipulative Experiments Test Effects of Global Change Drivers on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Coastal Marshes, Rose Marie Martin

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INTEGRATING MOLECULAR AND TRADITIONAL SYSTEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO REDEFINE RED ALGAL (RHODOPHYTE) DIVERSITY IN THE BERMUDA ISLANDS, Thea Ruth Popolizio

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PREDATORY BEHAVIOR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF CHINESE MANTIDS TO TOXIC AND NON-TOXIC LEPIDOPTERAN PREY, Jamie L. Rafter

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Evaluating Seedlings of Eastern Hemlock Resistant to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Elwood Scott Roberts

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Uncovering Orthologous Genes of the Ciona Intestinalis Fanconi Anemia Pathway, Edward Stanley

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Cellulose synthesis in Physcomitrella patens: gene expression and mutational analysis, Mai Linh Tran

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The Effects of Reduced Mowing in Roadside Medians on Stormwater Filtration and Invasive Species Management, Sara Wigginton

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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EFFECTS OF INTRODUCED GREEN IGUANAS (IGUANA IGUANA) ON TROPICAL PLANT COMMUNITIES THROUGH SEED DISPERSAL AND GERMINATION, Jhoset A. Burgos-Rodriguez

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A COMPARISON OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LATERAL LINE CANAL PORES IN TWO SPECIES OF CICHLID FISHES WITH FUNCTIONALLY DISTINCT CANAL MORPHOLOGIES, Lauren E. Carter

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ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF THE BAMBOO PIT VIPER: NATURAL HISTORY, DEMOGRAPHY AND EFFECTS OF TRANSLOCATION, Elizabeth Anne Devan-Song

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EVALUATION OF A TOPLESS BOTTOM-TRAWL DESIGN FOR FISH CAPTURE IN THE SUMMER FLOUNDER FISHERY, Meghan P. Gahm

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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THE MORPHOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS OF JAW STRUCTURES IN CHONDRICHTHYES, Jordan Balaban

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Soil Quality in Rhode Island Pastures Grazed by Different Types of Livestock, Alissa H. Becker

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The Distribution and Ontogeny of Neuromast Receptor Organs and a Comparison of Methods for Chemical Albation of the Lateral Line System in Two Cichlid Fishes, Emily Anne Becker

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Effects of Ciona Intestinalis Distal-Less-B Nonexpression and Overexpression on Phenotype and Downstream Targets, Matthew David Blanchette

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Beauveria bassiana and Elisa Determination of Neonicotinoids to Improve Management of Listronotus maculicollis, Christopher D. Clavet

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METABOLISM, HYPOXIA TOLERANCE AND HEAT SHOCK RESPONSE OF AMPHIPODS, EMPHASIZING THE HYPERIID AMPHIPOD PHRONIMA SEDENTARIA, Leanne Elizabeth Elder

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False Ring Formation in Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) After Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) and Elongate Hemlock Scale (Fiorinia externa) Feeding, Liahna Gonda-King

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A COMPARISON OF CARBONIC ANHYDRASE AMONG INVERTEBRATES, WITH A FOCUS ON CEPHALOPODS, Albert C. Nyack

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THE ROLE OF FLOW SENSING BY THE LATERAL LINE SYSTEM IN PREY DETECTION IN TWO AFRICAN CICHLID FISHES, Margot Anita Bergstrom Schwalbe

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Feeding Ecology of Skates and Rays in Delaware and Narragansett Bays, John Andrew Szczepanski Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Impacts of Marine Invasive Species on Subtidal and Intertidal Food Web Dynamics, Nicole Rohr

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HORMONAL AND PHEROMONAL EFFECTS OF 20-HYDROXYECDYSONE IN THE AMERICAN LOBSTER, HOMARUS AMERICANUS, Michael W. Sipala

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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VARIABILITY IN BIOMASS DECAY RATES AND NUTRIENT LOSS IN BLOOM-FORMING MACROALGAL SPECIES, Jessica Elizabeth Conover

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IMPACTS OF ASIATIC SAND SEDGE ON NATIVE PLANTS AND ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN A BARRIER DUNE, William Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Effects of Fire and Shrub Cutting on Rare and Endangered Plants in the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Amanda Clifton

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Micropropagation of Carnivorous Plants, Kenneth Stephen Uhnak

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Morphological Variation of Champia Parvula (C. Agardh) Harvey in Syntheic Medium with Special Attention to the Influence of Bromide, Mary Beth Abel

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Isolation of the Virulence Gene(s) in the New, Live, Oral Vaccine Candidate Salmonella typhimurium SR-11 Fad, James H. Allen

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Investigations into the Causes of Early Larval Mortality in Cultured Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus L.), David Alves

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Molecular Genetic Analysis of Senescence and the Reversal of Senescence in Soybean Cotyledons [Glycine max (L.) Bass], Normand Edouard Allaire

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Individual Group Flight of European Starlings and Budgerigars in a Wind Tunnel Without a Horizon Reference, Robert G. Moyle

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The Effects of Ethanol and Fatty Acids on Intrasynptosomal Calcium Concentration, Megumi Adachi

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Histochemistry of Spore Mucilage and Inhibition of Spore Adhesion in Champia parvula, A Marine Alga, Martha E. Apple