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Graduate Students

Graduate Students at HSWRI, 2014-2015

HSWRI Scientist Post-doc/Student Degree Sought Institution Project Description/Title Status
Ann Bowles Nicole Nichols PhD University of Washington Recognition of killer whale individuals from passive acoustics, an application of human speaker recognition In progress
Ann Bowles Melania Guerra PhD Scripps Institution of Oceanography Acoustic localization of vocalizing gray whales in San Ignacio Lagoon Completed 2011
Dan Odell Jennifer Lewis PhD Florida International University Leadership behavior in bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys In progress
Brent Stewart Greg Hofmeyr PhD University of Pretoria Southern elephant seal population biology In progress
Graham Worthy Brittany Billak PhD University of Central Florida Anthropogenic sounds and their effects on the natural history of harbor seals in Puget Sound, WA In progress
Graham Worthy Nicole Browning PhD University of Central Florida Assessment of the feeding ecology of humpback dolphins in South African waters In progress
Graham Worthy Jennifer Fewster PhD University of Central Florida Nutritional ecology of giraffes In progress
Graham Worthy Stacy Knight PhD University of Central Florida Application of stable isotope methodology to examine the feeding ecology, movements and population structure of marine turtles In progress
Graham Worthy (and Dan Odell) Steve Shippee PhD University of Central Florida Bottlenose dolphin distribution patterns and habitat utilization In progress
In progress
Ann Bowles Juliette Nash MS University of San Diego Long-term change in adult killer whale stereotyped vocalizations with changing social associations In progress
Ann Bowles Whitney Hansen MS University of San Diego Stereotyped vocal repertoires of killer whales that interact with other species during development In progress
Completed 2011
Mark Drawbridge Kurt Tardy MS University of San Diego Functional morphology and swimming behavior in larval and juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) In progress
Mark Drawbridge  D. Wrobleski MS University of San Diego Effect of dietary inclusion of spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) on the growth performance, body composition and hematology of juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) and California yellowtail (Seriola lalandi). In progress
Mark Drawbridge J.J. Velazquez MS University Autonomous of Baja California Effect of replacing fish oil with plant-based oils on the performance of juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) In progress
Mark Drawbridge Elizabeth Smith MS University of San Diego, Sea Grant Trainee Spawning Dynamics of Seriola lalandi in an Aquaculture Setting: Implications for Broodstock Management and Reproductive Strategy In Progress
 Dan Odell Claire Peabody MS University of Alabama Distribution and abundance of bottlenose dolphins in the bays of eastern Alabama In progress
Dan Odell Lenin Oviedo MS Universidad Nacional Costa Rica Behavior of spotted dolphins on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica In progress
Dan Odell Nicole Knauer MS Nova Southeastern University An analysis of Kogia stranding data collected by the Southeast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network in relation to abiotic environmental factors In progress
In progress
Graham Worthy Brandon Davis MS University of Central Florida California sea lion nutrition In progress
Graham Worthy Jennifer Fletcher MS University of Central Florida Application of stable isotope and fatty acid signature methodologies to examine the feeding ecology of fish in the Indian River Lagoon In progress
Graham Worthy Terry Williamson MS University of Central Florida Metabolic scope of green sea turtles In progress