Senior Thesis Projects in Marine Biology

Each academic experience builds toward your senior thesis project. It’s required for graduation, and our students tell us that while it’s demanding, it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Here are some thesis projects in Marine Biology:

“The Distribution of Cyphoma Gibbosum (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cypraeoidea: Ovulidae) (The Flamingo Tongue Gastropod) in Relation to the Presence of the Fungal Disease  Aspergillosis on Gorgonia Spp. (Anthozoa: Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae)” by Julie Christina Krzykwa

“Interaction of Time and Environment and Environment on Sheepshead Minnow” by Morgan Molina-Marin

“Vegetarian Shrimp: the Effects of Attractants in Alternative Plant-Based Diets on Growth Rates of Juvenile Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) (Boone, 1931)” by Megan White-Domain

“Population Connectivity of the Acropra Palmata on Cayos Cochinos, Honduras” by Alberto Fenix

“Sponge and Faunal Association of the Brittle Star Ophiothrix suensonii (Echinodermata) at Cayos Cochinos, Honduras and the Feeding Postures and General Behavior of Mariametrid Feather Stars (Echinodermata) (In Vivo)” by Stephanie Sherman

“Just Keeping Swimming: A Review of the Biological and Social Components of Teleost Fish Shoaling” by Stuart Strock

“Plasticity of Fish Muscle Phenotype in Response to a Thermally Variable Environment: An Ecophysiological Study of Fundulus grandis Eurythermal Performance from a Protein Perspective” by David Dayan

“Behavioral Lateralization and Anatomical Asymmetry in Pleuronectiform Fishes” by Ned Poulos-Boggis

“Chromatophore Mapping of the Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis biamaculatus) and the Effects of Morphological and Physiological Controls During Development” by Diana Ward

“Spatial Analysis of Octopus Dens and Predation” by Elizabeth Alene Hamman

“Cold Tolerance of the Mayan Cichlid (CICHLASOMA 'NANDOPSIS' UROPHTHALMUS) and the Effects of Temperature on Teleost Physiology” by Peter Repenning

“Vocalization Studies of Two West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)” by Amanda L. Stansbury

“Fish, Finches and Tour Boats: Conservation and Plunder in Latin America. A Case Study of the Galapagos Islands” by Amanda Croteau

“Spacial Mapping in a Jumping Fish: The Frillfin Goby Bathygobius soporator” by Geoffrey H. Smith, Jr.

“Designing Captive Habitats for Delphinidae” by Marion Griffin

“Behavior of the Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Splendens) in a Radical Arm Maze” by Sandra Bohn

“Shelter Choice in the Gulf Toadfish, Opsanus Beta” by June Gwalthney

“Spatial Orientation and Modeling in the Arboreal Mangrove Crab, Aratus pisonii (Crustacea, Grapsidae) H. Milne Edwards 1837” by Sarah Elizabeth Rhodes

“An Assessment of Manatee Behaviors, Biology, and Implications for Conservation” by Nicole L. Morgan

“Collaborative Management of Coral Reef Ecosystems” by Mey Akashah

“A Photographic Atlas of Brains of Common Caribbean Reef Fishes” by Xiomara Chin

“The Effects of Temperature on Growth, Colonization and Strobilation in Linuche unguiculata: Relation to Planulae Outbreaks Along the Southeast Florida Coast” by Erin Lipp

“The Effects of Stormwater Run-Off on the Survivorship, Molting Rate, and Behavior of Menippe mercenaria Larvae and Megalopa” by Elizabeth R. McCain

“The Postlarval Ocean Management Study” by Michael David Calinski

“Ocean Management: Rational Exploitation of Ocean Resources” by Luc Cuyvers



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