Students choosing the Thesis option are required to write a thesis that will demonstrate familiarity and competency with basic scientific methodology. The thesis should document the student's ability to conceive, implement, analyze, and report on his/her original individual or collaborative research.
Details about the appropriate format of the final Thesis document can be found in the MES Program Thesis Preparation Guidelines:
and in the Graduate School Thesis Manual:
General information about the Thesis option may be found below and in the MES Student Handbook.
Research Advisory Committee
As soon as the student has elected the thesis option and selected an area of research interest, he/she will select a Research Advisor. The Research Advisor may be, but is not required to be, the same person as the Academic Advisor. The Research Advisor, in consultation with the student, will select a Research Advisory Committee. The function of the Research Advisory Committee is to direct and monitor the student's research program and to assume responsibility for oversight of the student's progress toward the degree. Upon selection and approval of the Research Advisory Committee, the duties of the student's Academic Advisor are completed.
The Research Advisory Committee is composed of at least four (4) members, with the Research Advisor as the chair. The composition of the Committee is as follows: (1) three of the four members must be members of the Graduate Faculty, and; (2) one member must be from outside the student's area of concentration in the MES program. For example, a student concentrating in Biology may comprise a committee of three Biology faculty members and one Political Science faculty member.
Prior to the first meeting of the Research Advisory Committee, the student must present Committee members with a Program of Study with grades received in courses already completed. The Research Advisory Committee, after review of the student's Program of Study, may suggest further coursework deemed beneficial for completion of the research project. Throughout his/her research, the student will meet regularly with the Research Advisory Committee to discuss progress, problems, and additional work necessary to complete the research.
Prior to beginning thesis work, a student must prepare a written Thesis Proposal in consultation with his/her Research Advisor and Research Advisory Committee. Typically, this proposal will be written one year prior to the completion of the thesis. The student will be expected to ensure that all resources necessary for his/her research and permission to use them have been obtained.
The Proposal should include a Plan of Research, which identifies hypotheses to be tested and describes the research approach to the problem. This Plan should show evidence of sound research methodology, creative integration of course material, and an understanding of the pertinent literature.
The Plan shall normally follow the outline listed below:
I. Project Title
II. Thesis Advisor
III. Abstract - Outline Specific Project Goals
IV. Project Narrative
B. Detailed Project Description Explaining Goals
D. References / Works Cited
V. Project Time Table
VI. Expected Results/Outcomes
VII. Resources Required to Complete the Project
VIII. Approval Signatures
When the Research Advisor is satisfied with the student's preparation and the content of the Plan of Research, the student will present and defend the Thesis Proposal before the Research Committee. The student will be questioned on those methodologies and the background areas needed to complete successfully the proposed research. The Program Director must also review and approve the Proposal. Once the Research Advisory Committee and the Program Director have accepted the Proposal, the student must submit it, along with a signed Thesis Proposal Approval form (MES-6) to the MES Program Office. The Graduate Dean will then review the student’s Thesis Proposal for approval.
Upon completion of the thesis, the Research Advisory Committee will review the student's work and determine if it is acceptable or in need of further research or revisions. Once the Research Advisory Committee has approved the thesis for defense, the student must submit the Thesis Defense Notification form (MES-8) to the MES Program Office.
One possible timeline for the Spring 2013 semester, for example, might be:
Before March 4th - provide the Thesis Committee with completed copies of the thesis for reviewBefore March 18th - confirm the day, time, and location of the Thesis Defense with the CommitteeBefore March 25th - provide the MES Program Office with the signed Defense Notification formBefore April 1st - provide the Thesis Committee with updated copies of the thesis, incorporating the Committee's suggestionsBefore April 8th - Oral Defense Day. Following the defense, take note of the Committee's final requirements and suggestionsBefore April 15th - Provide the Committee members with final copies of the thesis for their signature on the Title Page, and get the Committee members' signatures on the Certification of Successful Thesis Defense formApril 22nd Deadline - Submit the final version of the thesis online. The site for you to use to submit your thesis is http://
dissertations.umi.com/cofc/ Y ou'll want to check with the Graduate School Office to make sure you understand how to submit your thesis prior to going online (they'll be doing "thesis writing seminars" as well).
Students electing the thesis option are required to pass a general oral examination directed primarily to the defense of the thesis. The defense begins with a formal presentation of approximately thirty (30) minutes in length, describing the research methods and results. The candidate's Research Advisory Committee and other attendees then conduct an oral examination to test the candidate's understanding of the area of research. Performance on this examination must receive the approval of the majority of the student's Research Advisory Committee before the student will be recommended for the MS degree. Upon completing the oral defense with the Committee's approval, the student must submit the signed Certification for Successful Thesis Defense form (MES-9) to the MES Program Office.
The MES Program Thesis Preparation Guidelines have been designed to aid you in finishing one of the most important documents you will write in your academic career. Your thesis must meet all the guidelines set forth in the Thesis Manual: A Guide for Graduate Students published by the Graduate School Office at the College of Charleston. Use the most current edition of this Graduate School manual which is available through the Graduate School Office and the MES Program Office. You should find the most current information concerning the requirements, dates, thesis preparation guidelines, etc. at the Graduate School.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the MES Program Thesis Preparation Guidelines conform to the Graduate School Manual. Should you find any discrepancies between the two documents, follow the guidelines in the Graduate School Manual and inform the MES Program Office of the difference.
The site for you to use to submit your thesis is http://dissertations.umi.com/cofc/. You should check with the Graduate School Office to make sure you understand how to submit your thesis prior to going online.
The submission of your master's thesis is the last step in the program leading to the award of your degree. Your manuscript is a scholarly statement of the results of a substantial period of research and preparation. It will be made available for public use in the MES office and online through ProQuest.
For these reasons, the Environmental Studies Program has established guidelines in the physical format of the manuscript in order to obtain a uniformly high quality product, in a permanent and readily reproducible form of presentation, and with consistency in the arrangement of the contents. The thesis must be a professionally finished work in format, style, spelling and appearance. The finished document reflects on both you and on the College. The physical format of the manuscript should be perfect. We would not expect you to settle for less; nor will we. Failure to follow these instructions will necessitate revising the submission until it meets the expected standards. It is preferred that a thesis be prepared, to the extent possible, in the format of the intended journal of publication, with minimal necessary revision prior to submission. However, any deviation from MES presentation requirements must be approved by the your committee and the Director of the MES Program. In no case will any deviation from the format of the Graduate School Manual be permitted.
Registering for Thesis Hours
Students may register for thesis credit hours only in the semester in which the thesis is to be defended. A THESIS PROPOSAL APPROVAL FORM (MES-6) MUST BE ON FILE IN THE MES PROGRAM OFFICE BEFORE THE STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THESIS CREDIT HOURS. If the student is unable to complete the thesis in the semester in which he/she is registered, no grade of will be issued until the requirements are fulfilled. All work for completion of the course requirements should be submitted by the end of exams in the next major term (Fall or Spring).
When appropriate, preparatory research work leading to a thesis may be credited under enrollment in Independent Study (EVSS 693). Decisions about such enrollment rest with the student's Research Advisory Committee and the Program Director. A student who is in the process of completing a research or thesis project or is using library and laboratory facilities and consulting with MES faculty must maintain continuous enrollment in the program. Continuous enrollment can be maintained by enrollment in a minimum of one hour of Continuous Enrollment (EVSS 900) per semester.
Deadlines for Final Copy Submission
All theses must be submitted online by the date established by the Graduate School Office for each semester. Students are encouraged to use this date as a guideline to determine an appropriate schedule that will give ample time for their thesis defense and thesis revision. Use the Graduate School Manual when submitting your thesis online. Please contact Susan Hallatt if you encounter any problems or have any questions regarding submitting your thesis online.
Theses that have been completed by MES Students are listed below, along with each student's Primary Research Advisor. A list of all MES Internship Projects can be found on the Completed Internships page.
Jason Abercrombie (2003): Combining Ability of Glucoraphanin Level and Other Horticultural Traits of Broccoli Advisor Mark Farnham
Diana (Alsup) Gielstra (1998): A Study of Plant Distribution Changes in Georgetown County Abandoned Rice Fields: Analyzing Succession in Freshwater Estuaries Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) Applications Advisor Cass Runyon
Dawn Tera Baird (2011): Insect Availability for Swallow-Tailed Kites (Elanoides forficatus) in Four Human-Managed Habitats in the South Carolina Coastal Plain Advisor Maria Whitehead
Kellie (Ballenger) Bass (2004): Establishing a Baseline for Vibrio vulnificus Densities in Oyster and Water Samples from Charleston, South Carolina Advisor Geoffrey Scott
Megan Barkes (2006): Water Quality Protection in Local Communities: Experiences with Creating Wetland Buffer Ordinances in Lowcountry, South Carolina Advisor Angela Halfacre
Athan Barkoukis (2006): A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Fish Trap Catches on Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, 1993-2005 Advisor George Sedberry
Emily Batts (2007): Visualization of Hurricane Hazards and the Effect of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Accuracy on Hurricane Storm Surge Hazard Maps Advisor Norman Levine
Jenn Beck (2006): Plant Source influence on Spartina alterniflora Growth in Restored South Carolina Marshes Advisor Danny Gustafson
Bray Beltran (2007): Impacts of Fertilizer Additions on Water Quality of a Drained Pine Plantation, Lower Coastal Plain of North Carolina Advisor Timothy Callahan
Paul Berland (2004): Seedling Resistance to Rhizoctonia solani in Cowpea: Development of Evaluation Methodology and Survey of a Diverse Cowpea Germplasm Collection Advisor Judy Thies
Jessica Berrio (2007): Marine Leasing of South Carolina's Coastal Submerged Lands: Options and Considerations for Commercial and Conservation Strategies Advisor Lindeke Mills
Melissa Bimbi (2009): The Effects of Nest Relocation and Key Environmental Factors on Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nests on Cape Island Advisor Derk Bergquist
Nicholas Boeschen (2004): Forecasting the Effects of a South Carolina Blue Crab Trap License Moratorium and the Related Time Path for Reaching the Static Maximum Economic Yield and Other Trap Efforts Advisor Marcela Rabi
Catherine Booker (2008): Managing Coral Reef Resilience: A Comparison of Patch Reef Communities and Coral Lesion Regeneration in Protected and Unprotected Areas of the Exuma Cays Advisor Phillip Dustan
Stephanie Bratkovics (2012): Monitoring and Fate of Organic Sunscreen Compounds in the Marine Environment Advisor Yelena Sapozhnikova
Krista (Bunker) McCraken (2004): Hydrologic and Nutrient Analysis of Pond K67 and K70 for Constructed Wetland Project Advisor Marianne Burke
Leslie Burdett (2003): An Investigation of the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Fishery as a Potential Source of Mortality for Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in South Carolina Advisor Wayne McFee
David Burdick (2006): Top-down Experimental Manipulation of Bahamian Patch Reef Communities: Macroalgal Reduction and Diadema antillarum Additions Advisor Phillip Dustan
Dany Burgess (2008): Development of Invertebrate Assemblages on Artificial Reef Cones off South Carolina: Comparison to an Adjacent Hard-Bottom Habitat Advisor Elizabeth Wenner
Gwendolyn Burns (2007): Modeling of Cultural Resources in the Theban Necropolis Luxor, Egypt Advisor Kem Fronabarger
Julia Byrd (2004): The Effect of Beach Nourishment on Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nesting in South Carolina Advisor Robert Van Dolah
Louisa Carter (2008): Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) Useful in Identifying DNA Markers Linked to Gene Loci Conferring Bacterial Fruit Blotch Resistance Advisor Amnon Levi
Sarah Cech (2009): Invasive Plants in Private Neighborhoods: Does Neighborhood Governance Make a Difference? Advisor Joel Gramling
Clifton Casey (2001): Utilization of Tritium and Tritogenic Helium as a Transient Chemical Tracer to Calibrate a Particle Tracking Simulation for a Numerical Groundwater Flow Model in a Sand and Gravel Aquifer Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons Advisor Tim Callahan
Jaime (Chose) Crawford (1999): Factors Influencing Bank Erosion in the Tidal Salt Marshes of Murrells Inlet and North Inlet, South Carolina Advisor Cassandra Runyon
Charles Cockcroft (2001): A Pilot Study Investigating Alternatives for the Improvement of Hurricane Warning Effectiveness Advisor Lee Lindner
Jeffrey Cook (2003): Hydrological Design, Plot Characterization, and Initial Hydrologic Budget of a Short Rotation Woody Crop Catchment Study Advisor Tim Callahan
Roman Crumpton (2005): Determination of the Effects of Temperature and Time of Day on the Intensity of Otolith Marks of Juvenile Red Drum (Scaienops Ocellatus) Induced by OTC Immersion Advisor Theodore Smith
Nick Daily (2009): Stress Response Comparison of Native, Non-Native, and Agricultural Ecotypes of Seven Brassica Species to Elevated Soil Salt Concentrations Advisor Courtney Murren
James Daugomah (2000): The Effects of Urbanization on the Population Structure of the Palaemontes pugio in Small, High Salinity Estuaries Advisor Geoffrey Scott
Katherina Diemer (2004): Impoundments on Headwater Streams: Do Many Small Ponds Have a Large Cumulative Effect on Water Quality and Species Distribution? Advisor Brian Scholtens
Carolyn Dixon (2007): The Effects of Summer Beach Nourishment to the Atlantic Ghost Crab Populations on Folly Beach, SC Advisor Robert Van Dolah
Sadie Drescher (2005): Capacity of Nitrogen Processing in Watersheds Surrounding Detention Ponds in Kiawah Island, SC Advisor Marianne Burke
Erin Driscoll (2007): Effects of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate on Splenocyte Cell Types and Cytokine Production in the Murine Model Advisor Patricia Fair
Andrew Dudley (2000): Effects of Low Land Exposure to N, N Diethyl-m-Toluamide, Pyridostigmine Bromide, and Exercise Stress in B6C3F1 Mice: Relevance for Persian Gulf War Syndrome Advisor Deborah Keil
Margaret Eichom (2012): How Do People Perceive Scientific Information? A Study of the Communication of Science Using the Local Food Movement in the Charleston Area Advisor Annette Watson
Sarah Falkowski (2005): Recycling Best Management Practices for College Campuses: The College of Charleston Recycling Manual Advisor Isabelle Tapley
Jordan Felber (2007): Variability of Fecal Coliform Concentrations with Regard to Creek Order, Tide Stage, Rainfall and Land Use Patterns Advisor Robert Van Dolah
Alan Flemming (2006): Distribution of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Stormwater Retention Ponds on Kiawah Island, South Carolina Advisor Alan Lewitus
Susan Fox (2004): Seed Dispersal and Conservation Genetics of the Threatened Species Amaranthus pumilus(Amarathaceae): Implications for Restoration Advisor Allan Strand
Jim Frysinger (1999): Sea Breeze Initiation in Coastal South Carolina Advisor Lee Lindner
Guinn Garrett (2010): Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in a Lowland Watershed: Evaluation of Source Contribution Advisor Vijay Vulava
Anne-Marie (Geiger) Hasstedt (1998): Evaluation of a Conceptual Model for Shallow Groundwater Flow on the Charleston Peninsula Using Numerical Simulation Advisor Chris Abate
Marika (Gessner) Kary (1998): Metals Contamination along the Peninsula Advisor June Mirecki
Janel Giovannelli (2001): Development of Genetic Markers Linked to Downy Mildew Resistance in Broccoli Advisor Allan Strand
Dawn Glasgow (2010): Photographic Evidence of Temporal and Spatial Variation in Hardbottom Habitat and Associated Biota of the Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Continental Shelf Advisor Marcel Reichert
Hansje (Gold) Krueck (2001): Investigation of the Impact of Fishing on Artificial Reef Structure Off the South Carolina Coast Advisor Antony Harold
Sarah Goldman (2007): Feeding Habits of some Demersal Fishes on the Continental Slope off the Southeastern United States Advisor George Sedberry
Abby Goodson (2011): The Characterization of Fatty Acids in Blubber and Pleural Appendages of Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales (Kogia breviceps and Kogia sima) with and without Cardiomyopathy Advisor Wayne McFee
Lindsay Goodwin (2007): Evaluating the Impacts of Environmental Parameters on Shoreline Erosion and Related Aspects: Assessing the Current Status of Vegetation, Sediments, and Biota Advisor Norman Levine
Brian Grabbatin (2008): Sweetgrass Basketry: The Political Ecology of an African-American Art in the South Carolina Lowcountry Advisor Angela Halfacre and Patrick Hurley
Michael Griffin (2012): Using Chemical and Hydraulic Data to Understand Storm-Event Stream Flow in Lowland Watersheds Advisor Timothy Callahan
Sarah Griffin (2005): Reef Morphology and Invertebrate Distribution at Continental Shelf Edge Reefs in the South Atlantic Bight Advisor George Sedberry
Sarah (Habrun) Williams (2005): Use of Real-Time PCR for the Rapid, Specific Detection of Hapalosiphon from AVM-Affected Reservoirs Advisor Alan Lewitus
Elizabeth Haley (2007): Field Measurements and Hydrologic Modeling of the Turkey Creek Watershed, South Carolina Advisor Tim Callahan
Keith Hanson (2012): Anthropogenic Impacts on Herpetofaunal Diversity and Community Composition on a Barrier Island in the Southeastern United States Advisor Eric McElroy
Scott Harder (2004): Hydrology and Water Budget of a First Order Forested Coastal Plain Watershed, South Carolina Advisor Devendra Amatya
Joanna Harrington (2004): Comparative Incubation Thermodynamics of Three Species of Coastal Birds at Crab Bank, South Carolina Advisor Tom Murphy
Zachary Hart (2003): Stakeholder Participation in Restoration of Lowcountry South Carolina Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia filipes) Supplies Advisor Angela Halfacre
Gretchen Hay (2001): Using a GIS to Assess the Relationships between Tidal Creek Habitat Characteristics and Finfish and Crustacean Assemblages Advisor Cassandra Runyon
Paul Haywood (2010): Environmental Influences on Tropical Tributary Stream Fish Communities, El Imposible National Park, El Salvador Advisor Antony Harold
Carrie Hendrix (2010): Retention of Three Types of Tags Applied to Adult Red Drum in South Carolina WatersAdvisor Michael Denson
Chris Henson (2010): Transgenerational Plasticity in Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus): An Analysis of Maternal and Paternal Effects in Association with Edaphic Variation Advisor Courtney Murren
Tessa Rattenbury Henson (2011): Assessment of Genetic Variation in Tolerance and Metal Accumulating Ability of Eight Populations of Chamaecrista Fasciculata in Response to Elevated Soil Cadmium Levels Advisor Matthew Rutter
Andrew Hulin (2001): An Assessment of the Federal Red-cockaded Woodpecker Procedures Manual for Private Lands Utilizing Geographic Information Systems Advisor Cassandra Runyon
Liza Johnson (2005): Hydrologic Assessment of a Shallow Coastal Aquifer: Dixie Plantation, SC Advisor Tim Callahan
Jessica Johnson (2013): "Quantification of Life History Parameters in South Carolina Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus)" Advisor Stephen Arnott
David Joyner (2007): Characterizing the Hydrography of Breached Former Tidal Rice Field Wetlands on the Cooper River, South Carolina Advisor Daniel Tufford
Charlie Kaufman (2006): Assessment of Beach Renourishment and Other Shoreline Stabilization Projects in Charleston County, SC Advisor Norman Levine
Brianne (Kessler) Bierman (2003): An Evaluation of Marine Protected Area Designation Processes in the United States: Understanding the Role of Stakeholder Involvement Advisor Robert Boyles
Kevin Kolmos (2007): Succession and Biodiversity of an Artificial Reef Marine Protected Area: A Comparison of Fish Assemblages on Protected and Unprotected Habitats Advisor Glenn Ulrich
Gabriella Kirby (2006): Ecological Restoration of South Carolina Piedmont Plant Communities: A Soil Seed Bank Advisor Jean Everett
Jeanette Klopchin (2005): Environmental Impacts of the Free-Ranging Rhesus Monkey Colony (Macca mulatta) on Morgan Island, SC Advisor Paul Sandifer
Jeff Kyer (2010): An Investigation of Environmental Changes in Antiquity in the Goksu Valley, Turkey Advisor Norman Levine
Jennifer Lamar (2002): Analysis of Colonial Seabird Nesting Characteristics Using GIS and Remote Sensing Methods: Airplane and Kite Aerial Photography Advisor Dennis Forsythe
Deborah Laska (2005): Occurrence and Distribution of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Coastal Waters of Charleston County, South Carolina Advisor Patricia Fair
Ileana LaTorre-Torres (2008): Seasonal Relationships between Precipitation, Stream Flow Patterns, and Watershed Characteristics of Turkey and Quinby Creeks (FMNF) Advisor Timothy Callahan
Tyler Lawson (2009): Habitat Effects on Chytridiomycosis Infection in the Critically Endangered Agalychnis moreletii Advisor Martin Jones and Allison Welch
Thomas Linstroth (2004): Evaluating Traits of Successful CCP Cities and the Institutional Barriers They Face Advisor Angela Halfacre
Cameron Lowery (2010): Public Participation in Local Environmental Governance: A Question of Identity Advisor Annette Watson
Katie Luciano (2010): Impacts of Underlying Stratigraphy, Inlet Formation, and Geomorphology on Coastal Sediment Dynamics: Capers Inlet Quadrangle, SC (USA) Advisor M. Scott Harris
Lara (Mason) Brock (2006): Water Quality, Nutrients, Phytoplankton Ecology, and Landuses in Brackish Detention ponds and Surrounding Sub-Watersheds on Kiawah Island, South Carolina Advisor Alan Lewitus
Kristan McKinne (2005): Coordinating Sustainable Environmental Volunteerism on a College Campus: The College of Charleston Native Species Garden Advisor Angela Halfacre
Miranda McManus (2007): Population Structure of Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum in Southeastern United States Rivers Advisor Allan Strand
Jeff Medves (2009): Use of Enhanced NEHRP Soil Maps for Hazus-MH Analysis in Charleson, South Carolina Advisor Norman Levine
Mark Messersmith (2007): Assessing the Hydrology and Pollutant Removal Efficiencies of Stormwater Detention Ponds in South Carolina Advisor Denise Sanger
Elizabeth Mihalik (2007): Watershed Characterization and Runoff Modeling of the Chapel Branch Creek in Orangeburg County, South Carolina Advisor Norman Levine
Dylan Murphy (2011): Development of New Technology for the Improvement of a Citizen Science Project: Clearn Marine Smartphone App Advisor Mary Conley
Chris Nichols (2000): An Examination of Shoreline, Barrier Ridge Area, and Land Use Change on Morris Island, South Carolina, Using GIS and Remote Sensing Advisor June Mirecki
Robert Norman (1999): Molecular Determination of the Microbial Community Structure Associated with the Dechlorination of 2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorobiphenyl Advisor Harold May
Katharine Owens (2003): Assessing Impacts of College Campus Sustainability Initiatives on Environmental Attitudes, Behaviors and Knowledge Advisor Angela Halfacre
Michelle Pate (2008): Stomach Content Analysis of Bottlenose Dolphins Stranded Dead in South Carolina Advisor Wayne McFee
Emma Paz (2011): The Importance of Vegetation in a Statewide Carbon Budget using GIS Advisor Norman Levine
Matthew Pendleton (2007): Coastal Marsh Inventory for the Critical Area of South Carolina's Coastal Counties: Development of a GIS-Based Feature Extraction Process Advisor Norm Levine
James Powell (2007): White Spot Syndrome Virus Detection in Atlantic White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, and Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus, of the United States South Atlantic Coast Advisor Craig Browdy
Thomas Pullaro (2004): Killed Cover Crops as Mulches for Vegetable Production in the Southeastern United States Advisor Paul Marino
Thomas Putney (2003): The Geologic Framework of the Grand Strand Coast, Georgetown and Horry Counties, South Carolina Advisor Michael Katuna
Jennifer (Pyzoha) Warf (2003): The Hydrology of Coastal Plain Landscapes with Dentritic and Depressional Drainage Patterns: The Role of Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions with Carolina Bay Wetlands Advisor Tim Callahan
Andrew Ray (2008) The effects of simple management techniques on microbial community dynamics within biofloc-based culture systems and the relationship to shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production Advisor John Leffler
Reginald Reeves (2008): GIS Mapping of 'Two Worlds': Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Conservation Priorities Advisor Patrick Hurley and Norm Levine
Ludivine Renaud (2008) Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Bottomland Hardwood Wetlands in Francis Marion National Forest, SC Advisor Carl Trettin
Jeff Retzke (2001): The Impact of Nickel on Sulfate and Uranium Reduction by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria: Implications for Bioremediation Advisor Pamela Morris
Kate Skaggs(2010): Implications of Emerging Neoliberal Politics on Conservation Governance in the South Carolina Lowcountry Advisor Annette Watson
Jenn Scales (2009): Habitat Effects on Behavior in a Wide-spread Territorial Songbird, Melospiza melodia Advisor Melissa Hughes
Stephen Schabel, Jr. (2004): Translating and Disseminating Scientific Information to Previously Untargeted Stakeholder Groups: The Urbanization and Southeastern Estuarine Systems Project and Rotary Advisor Angela Halfacre
Jamie Schurbon (2000): Effects of Prescribed Burning on Amphibians in the Francis Marion National Forest Advisor Eberhard Voit
Jessi Adair Shuler (2007): Conserving Subdivided Nature: A Typology of Residential Development Practices in the South Carolina Lowcountry Advisor Angela Halfacre and Patrick Hurley
Qamar Schuyler (2004): Remote Sensing of Change on a Remote Atoll: Karang Kapota, Indonesia Advisor Phillip Dustan
Renee Seaman (1999): The Effects of Mound Building and Selective Seed Predation By the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) in an Old Field Plant Assemblage Advisor Paul Marino
Kelly Sloan (2011): Barnacle Growth as an Indicator of the Onset and Duration of the Clinical Symptoms of Debilitated Turtle Syndrome Affecting Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Sea Turtles Advisor John Zardus
Chrissy Smith (2005): Effects of Stormwater Runoff on the Water Quality of Tidal Creeks in Charleston, SC Advisor Denise Sanger
Stacy Stefan (2008) Seabirds in Coastal South Carolina: An Analysis of Banded Royal Terns and Eastern Brown Pelicans Advisor Briget Doyle
Chrissa Stroh (2004): Influence of Climate Variation on Vegetation of Carolina Bays Advisor Diane DeSteven
William Strosnider (2005): Design for Nitrogen Reduction in Estuarine Systems: Retrofitting Coastal Ponds with Stormwater Wetlands Advisor Marianne Burke
Robert Swarthout (2006): Method Development for Organohalogen Contaminant Analysis in Sea Turtle Whole Blood, Serum and Plasma Advisor John Kucklick
Karen Thal (2011): Proliferating Sustainable Initiatives in the Hotel Industry through Local Networks, a Case Study Advisor Tracy Burkett
Mark Thompson (1999): Assessments of the Population Biology and Critical Habitat for the Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus, in South Carolina Advisor Elizabeth Wenner
Bree Tomlinson (2009): Foraging Habitat Selection and Nesting Success of Wood Storks in South Carolina Advisor Thomas Murphy
Laxminath Tumburu (2005): Effects of Endosulfan Contamination and Taura Syndrome Virus Infection on Survival and Molting of the Marine Penaeid Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei Advisor Craig Browdy
Lisa (Vandiver) Hayes (2005): Characterizing Pollutant Transport through a Coastal, Residential Lawn of Vegetated Buffer Advisor Fred Holland
Aaron Voelker (2007): Applicability of Convergence Hypothesis at the Organizational Level Advisor Angela Halfacre
Peter von Loewe (2001): Development of a Numerical Model to Simulate Atrazine Behavior in Surface Waters of the Cow Castle Creek Basin, South Carolina Advisor June Mirecki
Bethney Ward (2003): Bioaccumlation of Metals and Biomarker Responses in Shellfish from Shipyard Creek, SC Advisor Amy Ringwood
Ryan Wenzel (2011): Amphibian Community Dynamics During Long Leaf Pine Restoration Advisor Alison Welch
Suzanne Whitney (2008): The Effects of Habitat Alteration and Disturbance on Nesting Bald Eagles Advisor Tom Murphy
Lindsay White (2003): Effects of Prescribed Fire and Thinning on Nutrient Fate and Transport and Erosion Potential in Highly Eroded Piedmont Forests of South Carolina Advisor Carl Trettin
Andrew Wunderley (2005): The Public Trust Doctrine and Coastal Zone Management in South Carolina Advisor Lindeke Mills
Joshua Young (2007): Bridging Science and Management to Prepare for Hurricane Storm Surge Advisor Braxton Davis