O & E - Graduate research

Although our annual funding is rarely sufficient to provide financial graduate assistance, we routinely provide samples to collaborators that have supported numerous research studies in pursuit of graduate degrees.

Rodgers, M.L. 2016
Humoral immune responses in loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Kemp’s ridley (Lepidocheyls kempii) sea turtles. Ph.D. Dissertation, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
Pajuelo, M.E. 2015
The foraging ecology of loggerhead turtles in the North Atlantic: Evidence from stable isotope values. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Ewers, C. 2015
How hermaphrodites and males coexist: insights from mating system and life history of the androdioecious barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, 159 p.
Register AL (2011)
Effects of Heavy Metal Pollution on the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Thesis, Loma Linda University.

Ragland JM (2010)
Persistent organic pollutants in blood plasma of adult male loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Thesis, College of Charleston.

Alderson JE (2009)
Characterization of injuries and health of injured loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in coastal waters of the southeastern U.S. Thesis, College of Charleston.

O’Connell, SG (2009)
Spatial and temporal trends of perflourinated compounds in juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) along the east coast of the United States. Thesis, College of Charleston, 120 p.

Liebman AN (2009)
Natal beach contributions to a Southeastern United States subadult loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) feeding assemblage. Thesis, University of South Carolina.

Carlson, BK (2006)
Assessment of Organohalogen contaminants in benthic juvenile loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from coastal North Carolina, including method development, blood compartment partitioning, and temporal analysis with emphasis on polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Thesis, College of Charleston, 182 p.

Piñera-Pasquino L (2006)
Patterns of antibiotic resistance in bacteria isolated from marine turtles. Internship report, College of Charleston, 37p.

Swarthout, RF (2006)
Organohalogen contaminant analysis in sea turtle blood : method development and application to Kemp's ridley and green sea turtles from the Gulf of Mexico. Thesis, College of Charleston.

Day, RD (2003)
Mercury in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta: Developing monitoring strategies, investigating factors affecting contamination, and assessing health impacts. Thesis, College of Charleston, 135 p.

Karsten AH (2003)
Antibody levels against select marine bacteria and biomarkers of inflammation in the Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) from three Southeastern USA estuaries. Dissertation, Clemson University.

Keller JM (2003)
Occurrence and effects of organochlorine contaminants in sea turtles. Dissertation, Duke University.