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Albers, G. 2004. Applications of Island Biogeography: Plant Diversity and Soil Characteristics Among Back-Barrier Islands Near Sapelo Island, Georgia. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 113 pp.

Angelini, C. 2014. Foundation species as drivers of ecosystem structure, multifunctionality, and resilience. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 164 pages.

Babcock-Adams, L. 2016. Elucidating natural and anthropogenic marine processes using molecular biomarkers. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 111 pages.

Biers, E.J. 2003. Microbial Interactions on Decomposing Spartina Alterniflora: Use of Fungally-Modified Leachate by Bacterial Communities in an Experimental Salt Marsh Decomposition System. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 144 pp

Brittain, R. 2009. Trophic status, habitat use and climate change impacts on avian species of coastal, Georgia. Ph.D. Dissertation. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 195 pages.

Buchan, A. 2001. Ecology and genetics of aromatic compound degradation in the ecologically important Roseobacter lineage of marine bacteria. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 152 pp.

Carter, M. 2014. Characterization of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in a Back Barrier Tidal Creek. M.S. Thesis. Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. 66 pages.

Elston, S. 2005. Secondary Circulation in a Sinuous Coastal Plain Estuary. Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

First, M.R. 2008. Benthic Microbial Food Webs: Spatial and Temporal Variations and the Role of Heterotrophic Protists in Salt Marsh Sediments. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Gifford, S. 2011. Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of the Coastal Ocean: New Insights from Metatranscriptomics. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 163 pages.

Givens, C. 2012. A fish tale: comparison of the gut microbiome of 15 fish species and the influence of diet and temperature on its composition. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 229 pages.

Guo, H. 2011. Organization of plant communities across estuarine landscapes in low-latitude tidal marshes. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Houston, Houston, TX. 106 pages.

Hartmann, J. 2007. Determination of gas exchange velocities based on measurements of air-sea CO2 partial pressure gradients and direct chamber fluxes in the Duplin River, Sapelo Island, GA. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 84 pages.

Hembree, P.A. 2005. Defining science/defining stories: Teachers’ constructions of science knowledge through collaborations in field-based scientific research. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Hensel, M.S. 2013. Cross-kingdom consumer diversity enhances multifunctionality of a coastal ecosystem. M.S. Thesis. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 34 pages.

Herbert, E. 2015. The effects of global change on the fate of soil organic matter in tidal freshwater wetlands. Ph.D. Dissertation. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Hladik, C.M. 2012. Use of Remote Sensing Data for Evaluating Elevation and Plant Distribution in a Southeastern Salt Marsh. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 205 pages.

Ho, C.-K. 2008. Plant-herbivore interactions in U.S. Atlantic Coast salt marshes: the effect of omnivory and geographic location. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Houston, Houston, TX. 116 pages.

Jiang, L. 2009. Carbon Dioxide in Estuaries and Continental Shelves of Southeastern United States -- Air-Water Fluxes and the Underlying Biogeochemical Cycling. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens. 161 pages.

Kang, K. 2005. Waves, Turbulence, and Circulation in the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 161 pp.

Kaufman, G. 2011. Application of the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) to Evaluate Dissolved Nitrogen Concentrations in the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 227 pages.

Kunza, A.E. 2006. Patterns of plant diversity in two salt marsh regions. M.S. Thesis. University of Houston, Houston, Texas. 70 pages.

Ledoux, J.G. 2015. Drivers of groundwater flow at a back barrier island - marsh transect in coastal Georgia. M.S. Thesis. The University of Georgia, Athens. 104 pages.

Lee, R.Y. 2006. Primary production, nitrogen cycling and the ecosystem role of mangrove microbial mats on Twin Cays, Belize. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 157 pages.

Liu, Q. 2016. Biogeochemical cycling of polyamines in a coastal marine environment. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 197 pages.

Lynes, A.R. 2008. Centrifugal organization in a Georgia salt marsh plant community. M.S. Thesis. University of Houston, Houston, Texas. 67 pages.

Lyons, J.I. 2007. Molecular description of ascomycete fungal communities on Spartina spp. in the U.S. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Marton, J.M. 2012. Ecosystem services of restored wetlands and riparian buffers---USDA conservation practices in the glaciated interior plains. Ph.D. Dissertation. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 138 pages.

McCall, B.D. 2011. Geographic Variation in the Structure of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities. M.S. Thesis. University of Houston, Houston, Texas. 51 pages.

McFarlin, C.R. 2004. Impact of Fertilization on a Salt Marsh Food Web in Georgia. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 127 pages.

McFarlin, C.R. 2012. Salt Marsh Dieback: The response of Spartina alterniflora to disturbances and the consequences for marsh invertebrates. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 238 pages.

McKay, P. 2008. Temporal and Spatial Variability of Transport and Mixing Mechanisms: Using Heat and Salt in the Duplin River, Georgia. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens GA. 217 pages.

McKnight, C.J. 2016. A modelling study of horizontal transport and residence time in the Duplin River estuary, Sapelo Island GA. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Moreta, J.I.L. 2002. Diversity of laccase gene sequences and contributions of bacteria and ascomycetous fungi to lignocellulose degradation in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 64 pp.

Mou, X. 2006. Culture-independent Characterization Of DOC-Transforming Bacterioplankton in Coastal Seawater. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 182 pages.

Nifong, J.C. 2014. Use of marine habitat and food resources by coastal inhabiting Alligator Mississipiensis (American Alligator): implications for food webs and community dynamics. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 201 pages.

Ogburn, M.B. 2004. Salt marsh dieback in Georgia: Field survey and transplant experiments. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 108 pp.

Porubsky, W.P. 2008. Biogeochemical dynamics in coastal sediments and shallow aquifers. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 222 pages.

Ransom, B. 2008. Intestinal microbial community composition of six Actinopterygii fish species in the Southeastern United States. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 38 pages.

Reader, H.E. 2011. Smouldering oceans: on the photochemically mediated oxidation of dissolved organic matter in coastal waters. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 194 pages.

Richards, C.L. 2004. Evolution in closely adjacent salt marsh environments. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 141 pages.

Salgado, C. 2004. Latitudinal variation in palatability of salt marsh plants: Constitutive or induced? M.S. Thesis, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. 57 pp.

Schaefer, S.C. 2006 Nutrient budgets for watersheds on the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States: temporal and spatial variation. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 105 pp.

Schaefer, S.C. 2014. Controls on nitrogen inputs, loads, and in-stream concentrations in the Altamaha River, Georgia, and beyond. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Schultz, G.M. 2002. Hydrologic and Geophysical Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Variations in Coastal Aquifer Systems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 329 pp.

Schutte, C. 2014. Nitrogen cycling and trace gas dynamics in shallow coastal aquifers. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Segarra, K. 2012. A study of methane-related processes in freshwater ecosystems. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Seminara, D.N. 2010. Synoptic comparison of salt marsh spatial structure using hyperspectral imagery at NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserves. M.S. Thesis. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 177 pages.

Slaughter, J.B. 2013. Factors influencing groundwater and surface water hydrogeochemistry with a special emphasis on the importance of sediment geology. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Smith, C.B. 2001. Analysis of historic vegetation changes in two Georgia estuaries using aerial photography and GIS. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 93 pp.

Snyder, M. 2002. Geochemical trends associated with the seawater-freshwater mixing zone in a surficial coastal aquifer, Sapelo Island, GA. M.S Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 149 pp.

Thoresen, M. 2004. Temporal and spatial variation in seston available to oysters and the contribution of benthic diatoms to their diet in the Duplin River, Georgia. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 220 pp.

Tolar, B. 2014. The influence of environmental factors including reactive oxygen species on the spatial and temporal distribution of marine Thaumarchaeota. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 418 pages.

Turck, J.A. 2011. Geoarchaeological analysis of two back-barrier islands and their relationship to the changing landscape of coastal Georgia, U.S.A. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 239 pages. (DOI: 10.6073/pasta/d4e6577aa7dfcc6f2f36781f162a4124)

Velasquez, L. 2005. The importance of benthic primary production in salt marsh carbon cycles. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 90 pp.

Vu, H. 2016. Biophysical Feedbacks Mediate Tidal Creek Formation in Salt Marshes. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Houston, Houston, Texas. 93 pages.

Wang, S. 2016. Inorganic carbon and oxygen dynamics in a marsh-dominated estuary. M.S. Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 81 pages.

Wang, Y. 2016. Fronts and variability in the coastal ocean. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 231 pages.

Wang, Z. 2003. Biogeochemical Changes of Chemical Signals in the Georgia "Land-To-Ocean Continuum". M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 187 pp.

Weston, N. 2005. Biogeochemistry in the coastal zone: changing land use, salinity intrusion, porewater stoichiometry and the mineralization of organic matter in estuarine sediments. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 188 pp.

Whitby, H. 2016. Identifying the factors affecting copper speciation in estuarine, coastal and open ocean waters. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Liverpool, School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, Liverpool, England. 181 pages.

White, S.N. 2004. Spartina species zonation along an estuarine gradient in Georgia: Exploring mechanisms controlling distribution. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 206 pp.

Wrona, A.B. 2004. Determining movement patterns and habitat use of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus rathbun) in a Georgia saltmarsh estuary with the use of ultrasonic telemetry and a geographic information system (GIS). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 178 pp.

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