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Intern Publications

Our interns publish their research alongside our faculty and research experts, something that is rare for traditional undergraduate students.

Publications co-authored by former interns. Senior theses and titles of presentations at scientific meetings are included. *= non REU-site supported interns who participated in the NSF REU site program. Names of REU students are in bold.

Burgaud, G., Woehlke, S., Rédou, V., Orsi, W., Beaudoin, D., Barbier, G., Biddle, J.F., Edgcomb, V.P. 2013. Deciphering the presence and activity of fungal communities in marine sediments using a model estuarine system.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 70:45-62.

Cappello, K., Trembanis, A., Harrison, E. 2013. Distribution of Size and Abundance of the Giant Barrel Sponge Xestospongia muta Over a Reef Platform, Conch Reef, Key Largo, Florida. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, March 20-23, 2013.

Gagne-Maynard, W., York, J., Ullman, W. 2013. Determination of Nutrient Sources and Sinks within the Murderkill Estuary using In-Situ Chemical Analysis and Nitrate Isotope Fractionation. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-22, 2013.

Penkrot, M.L., Sommerfield, C.K. 2012. Spatial Variability of Accretion Rates in a Delaware Bay Salt Marsh. 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Veron, F., Hopkins, C., Harrison, E.L., Mueller, J.A. 2012. Sea spray spume droplet production in high wind speeds. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39:L16602, doi:10.1029/2012GL052603.

*Lifavi, D.  2012.  Day-Night Dynamics of the Surf-Zone Fish Assemblage in Delaware Bay. Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium. Newark, DE, August 8, 2012

Rees, B.B., Targett, T.E., Ciotti, Tolman, C.A. (previously House), Akkina, S.S., Gallaty, M. 2012). Temporal dynamics in growth and white skeletal muscle composition of the mummichog  Fundulus heteroclitus during chronic hypoxia and hyperoxia. Journal of Fish Biology 81:148–164.

Thibodeaux, C., Voynova, Y., Sharp, J. 2012.  Investigating the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Primary Productivity at the Mouth of the Delaware Estuary. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 2012.

Foster, M., Veron, F.  2012. An investigation of Wave Breaking off the Coast of Northern California. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 2012.

Woehlke, S., Burgaud, G. Edgcomb, V., Biddle, J. 2012. Defining Marine Fungi: Cultivation Tests of Fungi Along a Salinity Gradient of the Delaware Bay. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 2012.

*Schieler, B.M. 2011. Daily Variation in Ingress of Fall-Spawned Larval Fishes into Delaware Bay in Response to Wind. (UD Honors Thesis).

*Crum, K.P. 2011. Comparison of Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) Growth Rates and Movement Patterns at Altered and Natural Estuarine Shorelines. (UD Honors Thesis).

*Schieler, B.M., Hale, E.A., Targett, T.E.  2010. Daily Variation in the Ingress of Early Stage Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) and Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) into Delaware Bay. (POSTER) American Fisheries Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, Lewes, DE, November 2010.

*Crum, K.P., Balouskus, R.G., Targett, T.E.  2010. Growth Rates and Movement Patterns of Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) at Altered and Natural Shorelines. (POSTER) American Fisheries Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, Lewes, DE, November 2010.

Parker, C., Luther G.W. 2011. Iron Speciation in a Seasonally Anoxic Inland Bay and in the Creeks and River through the Great Marsh, Delaware. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 2011.

Everhart, J.C., Hennige, S., Warner, M.E. 2011. Testing the Impact of Ocean Acidification in a Continuous Culture of the Harmful Raphidophyte Heterosigma akashiwo from the Eastern United States. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 2011.

Englert, C.M. 2010. Development of a Spectral 2-D Fast Fourier Transform Analysis for Sand Ripple Morphology Interpretation. Honors Thesis. (Art Trembanis, co-advisor).

Wrubel, J., Luther, G.W. 2010. Oxygen, Manganese and Iron Dynamics in the Sediments of the Hemipelagic Sediments of the Saint Lawrence Estuary. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, Portland, OR. Feb. 2010.

Treible, L.M., Geiger, E.F., Grossi, M.D., Oliver, M.J. 2010. The Impact of Wind on Non-Photochemical Quenching in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, Portland, OR. Feb. 2010.

Tilburg, C.E., Kernehan, C.D., Andon, A., Epifanio, C.E. 2009. Modeling estuarine ingress of blue crab megalopae: Effects of temporal patterns in larval release. J. Marine Research 66:391-412.

Gelinas, E.M., Sommerfield, C.K. 2008. The Spring Nor’easter of 2008: Influence on Flow and Sediment Transport in Blackbird Creek, Coastal Delaware. American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting. San Francisco, December 15-19, 2008.

Friedman E.S., Strom, M., Dexter, S.C. 2008. Effects of Chemical Treatments on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion. American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19, 2008.

Hook, W.F., Rose, J., Langley J.A., Coyne, K.J. 2008. Diatom Community Response to Global Change. American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19, 2008.

Halonen, J.R., Sommerfield, C.K., Moskalski, S.M. 2008. Short-Term Sediment Deposition in a Delaware Estuary Saltmarsh. Ocean Sciences Meeting Program, p. 81, Orlando, FL.

*Kokes, M., Hanson T.E., Mack, M., Schuur, E.A.G., Campbell, B.J. 2007. Archaeal Communities after Nutrient Fertilization in Tundra Ecosystems. 2007 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Tilburg, C.E., Kernehan, C.D., Andon, A.U., Epifanio, C.E. 2008. Modeling the supply of blue crab larvae to juvenile habitat: Effects of temporal patterns in larval release. J. Marine Res. 66:391-412.

Steinberg, M.K., Epifanio, C.E., and Andon, A.U. 2007. A highly specific chemical cue for the metamorphosis of the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 347:1-7.

Bauska, T.K., Billups, K. 2007. Millennial Scale Hydrographic Variation on the New Jersey Margin. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 2007.

Griffith, J.J. Coyne, K.J. 2007. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Algal Chloroplasts. Presented at the 18th Annual Saint Joseph's University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 2007.

Griffith, J.J., Mangum, A., Ozbay, G., Warner, M.E., Coyne, K.J. 2007. Development and Validation of a Novel in vivo Nitrate Reductase Activity Assay. Presented at the Fourth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S., Woods Hole, MA, November 2007.

Mangum, A., Ozbay, G., Griffith, J.J., Wikfors, G.H., Coyne, K.J. 2007. Effect of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Grazing Activities for Karlodinium veneficum. Presented at the Fourth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S., Woods Hole, MA, November 2007.

Stewart, J.J. (previously Griffith), Salvitti, L., Warner, M.E., Coyne, K.J. 2008. The Effect of Increased Temperature and Carbon Dioxide Concentration on Nitrate Reductase for the Harmful Algal Bloom Species, Heterosigma akashiwo. Presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health, Tilton, NH, July 2008.

Griffith, J.J., Coyne, K.J. 2007. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in the Chloroplasts of Algae. American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 2007.

Ngirairikl, I.K. 2006. Controlling Microbial Contamination in Tissue and Meristem Cultures of the Seagrass, Zostera marina. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Anaheim, California. November 8-11, 2006.

House, C. 2006. Temporal Dynamics of Adaptation to Low Dissolved Oxygen in Fish using Fundulus heteroclitus as a Model. 18th Annual Scientific Research Poster Session sponsored by the College of Charleston School of Science and Mathematics on April 14, 2006.

Stierhoff, K.L., Targett, T.E. *Miller, K.L. 2006. Ecophysiological responses of juvenile summer and winter flounder to hypoxia: experimental and modeling analyses of impacts on estuarine nursery quality. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 325:255-266.

Colton, C.M., Ulrich, P.N., Hoover, C.A., Gaffney, P.M., Marsh, A.G. 2006. First Reported Molecular Level Identification of MSX (Haplosporidium nelsoni) Infection in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, Throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, Feb. 2006

Figueroa, M.N. Hanson, T. 2005. Screening a Delaware River Metagenomic Library for Markers Conferring Resistance to Stressor Compounds. University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Enrichment Symposium, Aug. 2005

Dolly, D.R., Kirchman, D.L. Malmstrom, R.R. 2005. The Effect of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration on Bacterial Communities in Delaware Inland Bays. University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Enrichment Symposium, Aug. 2005.

Brady, D., *Tuzzolino, D., Targett, T.E. 2005. Integrating Fish Behavior and Water Quality Models: Hypoxia-Induced Searching Strategies of Juvenile Weakfish. American Fisheries Society National Meeting, Anchorage AK.

Brady, D.C., *Tuzzolino, D.M., Targett, T.E. 2005. Hypoxia-Induced Searching Strategies of Juvenile Weakfish: How do Interacting Kineses Facilitate Hypoxia Avoidance and Survival? Estuarine Research Federation, XVIIIth Biennial Conference, Norfolk, VA.

*Miller, K.L. 2005. The Effects of Hypoxia on Growth and Feeding Rates of Juvenile Summer Flounder at High Summer Time Temperatures: Assessment of Acclimation Capacity and Influence of a Sand Substrate. (Honors Thesis).

Ma, S., Noble, A., Butcher, D., Trouwborst, R.E., Luther, G.W. III. 2006. Removal of H2S via an iron catalytic cycle and iron sulfide precipitation in the water column of dead end tributaries. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 70:461-472.

Park, S., Epifanio, C.E., Iglay, R.B. 2005. Patterns of larval release by the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan): Periodicity at diel and tidal frequencies. J. Shellf. Res. 24:591-596.

Anderson, J.A. Targett, N.M. 2005. Surface-Associated Predator Chemoattractant in Horseshoe Crab Eggs. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Salt Lake City Utah, February 2005.

Billups, K. Neimitz, M. 2005. Millennial-scale variability in Western equatorial surface ocean hydrography during the early Pliocene. Marine Micropaleontology 54:155-166.

Colbert, E., Gallagher, J.P., Seliskar, D.M. 2005. Comparison of Native and Exotic Phragmites australis Haplotypes: Effect of Shoot Removal on Bud Bank Activity and Leaf Pigment Content. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Salt Lake City Utah, February 2005.

Harrison, E.L. Veron, F. 2005. The Impact of Rainfall on the Ocean Surface at Low Wind Speed. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Salt Lake City Utah, February 2005.

Luther, III, G.W., Ma, S., Trouwborst, R., Glazer, B., Blickley, M., Scarborough R.W., Mensinger, M.G. 2004. The roles of anoxia, H2S, and storm events in fish kills of dead-end canals of Delaware Inland Bays. Estuaries 27:551-560.

Bradley, A. 2004. Colonization of Intertidal Habitats by Invasive Species: Effects of Riprap Emplacement (Senior Thesis).

Billups, K., Chaisson, W., Wornsnopp, M., Thunell, R. 2004. Millennial-scale fluctuations in subtropical northwestern Atlantic surface ocean hydrography during the mid-Pleistocene. Paleoceanography 9:2017-2028.

Fisler, J. 2003. Mid-Pleistocene Sea Surface Temperatures in the Northwestern Subtropical Atlantic. (Senior Thesis).

Ashmankas, C., Münchow, A. 2003. Baffin Bay Deep Water (+1000m). Warming from 1924 to 1997. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2003.

Billups, K., Chaisson, W., Wornsnopp, M., Thunell, R. 2004. Millennial-scale fluctuations in subtropical northwestern Atlantic surface ocean hydrography during the mid-Pleistocene. Paleoceanography 19:2017-2028.

Hewson, J., Hutchins, D. 2002. Bacterial Growth using Dissolved Organic Carbon from Nutrient-Replete and Nutrient-Limited Phytoplankton. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, February 2002.

Neimitz, M. 2003. Millennial-Scale Changes of Thermocline Depth in the Early Pliocene: Evidence from the Western Atlantic Ocean. Senior thesis.

Park, S., Epifanio, C.E., Grey, E.K. 2004. Behavior of larval Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan) in response to gravity and pressure. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 307:197-206.

Paterson, C.F. Veron, F. 2004. Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis of Rain Induced Mixing of the Oceanic Boundary Layer. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, Hawaii, February 2004.

1987-2001

Chang, B. 2001. Characterization of the Subterranean Mixing Zone Between Ground and Estuarine Waters at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, February 12-16, 2001, Albuquerque, NM.

Forbes, R.C., Coyne, K., Cary, C. 2001. Developing a Molecular Probe: The Detection and Enumeration of Aureococcus anophageferens. 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, February 12-16, 2001, Albuquerque, NM.

Glazer, B., Cary, S.C., Hohmann, L., Luther, G.W. III. 2001. In situ Sulfur Speciation using Au/Hg Microelectrodes as an Aid to Microbial Characterization of an Intertidal Salt Marsh Microbial Mat.  Presented at the Gordon Conference on Chemical Oceanography, Tilton, N.H., August 13-14, 2001.

Kopin, C.Y., Epifanio, C.E., Nelson, S. Stratton, M. 2001. Effects of chemical cues on metamorphosis of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus, an invasive species on the Atlantic coast of North America. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 265:141-151.

Marsh, A.G., Cohen, S., Epifanio, C.E. 2001. Larval energy metabolism and physiological variability in the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 218:303-309.

Nord, A.S. 2001. Hypoxia and Juvenile Winter Flounder (Psuedopleuronectes americanus): Effects of Adaptation to Low Dissolved Oxygen on Metabolic Rate and O2 Uptake Dynamics. 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, February 12-16, 2001, Albuquerque, NM.

Dollhopf, M.E., Nealson, K.H.Simon, D., Luther, G.W.III. 2000. Kinetics of Fe(III) and Mn(IV) reduction by the Black Sea strain of Shewanella putrefaciens using in situ solid state voltammetric Au/Hg electrodes. Marine Chemistry 70:171 180.

Epifanio, C.E., Dittel, A.I., Park, S., Schwalm, S., Fouts, A. 1998. Early life history of Hemigrapsus sanguineus, a non indigenous crab in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 170:231 238.

Dittel, A., Epifanio, C.E., Natunewicz, C. 1996. Predation on mud crab megalopae, Panopeus herbstii H. Milne Edwards: Effect of habitat complexity, predator species and postlarval densities. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 198:191 202.

Luther, G.W., III, Shellenbarger, P.A., Brendel, P.J. 1996. Dissolved organic Fe(III) and Fe(II) complexes in salt marsh porewaters. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 60:951 960.

Lewis, B.L., Luther, G.W. III, Lane, H., Church, T.M. 1995. Determination of metal organic complexation in natural waters by SWASV with Pseudopolarograms. Electroanalysis 7:166-177.

Li, X., Seliskar, D.M., Moga, J.A., Gallagher, J.L. 1995. Plant regeneration from callus cultures of salt marsh hay, Spartina patens, and its cellular-based salt tolerance. Aquatic Botany 51:103-113.

Connaughton, V.P., Schuur, A., Targett, N.M., Epifanio, C.E. 1994. Chemical suppression of feeding in larval weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) by trochophores of the serpulid polychaete (Hydroides dianthus). J. Chem. Ecol. 20:1763-1771.

Epifanio, C.E., Lobanoff, M.L., Connaughton, V.P., Welch, J. 1994. Growth and development of mud crab larvae in field-deployed enclosures and in the laboratory. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 180:165-174.

Burgund, H. 1993. Completed his senior thesis working with Dr. Kuo Wong.

Vetter, Y.A., Sharp, J.H. 1993. The influence of light intensity on dimethylsulfide production by a marine diatom. Limnol. Oceanogr. 38:419-425.

Kirchman, D.L., Moss, J., Keil, R. 1992. Nitrate uptake by heterotrophic bacteria: Does it change the f-ratio? Arch. Hydrobiol. 37:129-138.

Cullen, J.B. 1991. Distribution of reduced sulfur compounds and iodide in sediment porewaters from the mid-Atlantic Bight. Spring, 1991 American Geophysical Union Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 28, 1991, EOS 72:151.

Johnson, P. 1991. Completed his senior thesis with Dr. John Boyer.

Luther, G.W. III, Campbell, T. 1991. Iodine speciation in the water column of the Black Sea. Deep Sea Research 38:S875-S882.

Woomer, A. 1990. Completed her senior thesis with Dr. David Kirchman.

Luther, III, G.W., Cole, H. 1988. Iodine speciation in Chesapeake Bay waters. Marine Chemistry 24:315 325.

Luther, III, G.W., Swartz, C.B., Ullman, W.J. 1988. Direct determination of iodide in seawater by cathodic stripping square wave voltammetry. Anal. Chem. 60:1721 1724.

Westneat, D. 1987. Completed his senior thesis with Dr. Jonathan Sharp.

 

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