This collection contains Honors in the Major theses completed in Biology.

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Theses from 2021

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Linking Magnetoreception to CACNA1D Homolog Protein Insertions in Vertebrates, Annabelle S. Levin

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Phototransduction Components in the Visual System of Hard-bodied Ticks, Arimar J. López Limas

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Stable Isotope Analysis of an Invasive Crab Species, Charybdis hellerii, in the Indian River Lagoon, Justin R. Meyer

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The Implications of Case-based Learning (CBL) on Biochemistry Education: An Integrative Literature Review, Ryan C. Ripert

Theses from 2020

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Sensing Symbiosis: Investigating the Symbiotic Magnetic Sensing Hypothesis in Fish Using Genomics, Elizabeth Boggs

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Mental Health and Neurological Disorders, Gabriella Victoria Fernandez De Salvo

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Developmental Effects of Terpenes on Vanessa Cardui at Varying Temperatures, Mari Irving

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Genetic Structure of Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Foraging Aggregations on the East Coast of Florida, Monica R. Reusche

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Role of Polyploidy in Leaf Functional Trait Evolution Across Wild Helianthus, Anestacia S. Robinson

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Genetic Control of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization in Helianthus Annuus, Katherine Stahlhut

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Investigating the Effects of UV Filters in Sunscreen on Human and Environmental Health, Brittany M. Thompson

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The Effects of a Cytoskeletal Drug Swinholide A on Actin Filament Dissembly in a Crowded Environment, Tevin Um

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Validation and Optimization of Hyperspectral Reflectance Analysis-Based Predictive Models for the Determination of Plant Functional Traits in Cornus, Rhododendron, and Salix, Milton I. Valdiviezo

Theses from 2019

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Investigation of Microplastic Accumulation in the Gastrointestinal Tract in Birds of Prey, Julia Carlin

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Capillary Electrophoresis Buffer Optimization for Plant Tissue Analysis, Rebekah Davis

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Defense Trade-offs in the Evolution of the Fruits and Flowers of Genus Cornus, Danielle R. De La Pascua

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Investigating the Role of Neuronal Aging in Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome, Katlin Marie Hencak

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Assessing the Impact of Oyster Reef and Living Shoreline Restoration on Macroinvertebrate Community Assemblages in Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, Adam Searles

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The Hyperaccumulation of Zinc in Sunflowers and its Effect on Disease Resistance, Rayner J. Seavey

Theses from 2018

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Impact of Increased Green Turtle Nesting on Loggerhead Fitness, Amanda R. Carmichael

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Oyster Reef Restoration: Impacts on Infaunal Communities in a Shallow Water Estuary, Katherine P. Harris

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Predicting Herbivore Induced Phytochemical Shifts in Helianthus using Spectral Reflectance, Jessica Jowais

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Infection Dynamics of Herpesvirus in Gopher Tortoises, Joanne Saldanha

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Split Deoxyribozyme Probe For Efficient Detection of Highly Structured RNA Targets, Sheila Raquel Solarez

Theses from 2017

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Political Ecology of Medicinal Plant Use in Rural Nepal: Globalization, Environmental Degradation, and Cultural Transformation, Emily Dovydaitis

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An RNAi Screen to Identify Components of a Polyamine Transport System, Adam J. Foley

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Investigating the Quantity and Types of Microplastics in the Organic Tissue of Oysters and Crabs in the Indian River Lagoon, Heidi Waite

Theses from 2016

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Quantifying The Success Of Eastern Oyster Pilot Reefs In Brevard County, Florida, Lacie Anderson

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The Effect of Climate on Physiology and Immune Function in the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina Citri, Grace Avecilla

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Genetic Differentiation Among Florida Populations of Diadema antillarum, Luke M. Chandler

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Expression Levels of Virulence Genes in Group A Streptococci: A Response to Aerosolized Propylene Glycol, Michael S. Costello

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Aeromonas hydrophila In Amphibians: Harmless Bystander or Opportunistic Pathogen, Zachary P. Rivas

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Use of Stable Isotopes to Assess Potential Effects of Algal Blooms on Seagrass and Macroalgae Communities in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, Alexandra Azcona

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A Model of Hip Dysplasia Reductions in Infants Using the Pavlik Harness, Wissam Hadri