THESES, DISSERTATIONS AND TECHNICAL PAPERS

Theses and Dissertations

To view theses and dissertations from the Soil and Water Sciences Department, visit the UF Libraries Theses and Dissertations by Department page and scroll down to to Soil and Water Science (which displays theses and dissertations from 1993 to the present) or Soil Science (which displays thesis and dissertations from 1924-1992).

 

Technical Papers

2016
  • Kenneth Henderson
    M.S. Technical Paper: Recycling and Reuse of Fly Ash Produced by Coal Burning Power Plants.
    Advisor: Dr. Yuncong Li
  • Allison Leapard
    M.S. Technical Paper: Mapping the Potential Impact of Sea Level Rise on Agricultural Land in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Megan Lougee
    M.S. Technical Paper: The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle and Soils' Role Within A Global Climate Change Mitigation Plan.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright
  • Mary Maddox
    M.S. Technical Paper: Management of GrazingLand and Ecosystem Services Through Heifer Winter Grazing and Supplementation.
    Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak
  • Randall Martin
    M.S. Technical Paper: The Effects of Salinity, Inundation Length, and Vegetation on Lead and Copper in Salt Water Tidal Marshes and Esuaries: A Review.
    Advisor: Dr. Lena Ma
  • Rebekah Meyerholt
    M.S. Technical Paper: Phytoextraction of Cadmium: The Advantages, Limitations, Cost and Potential Improvements of this Remediation Technique.
    Advisor: Dr. Lena Ma
  • Vijay Nazareth
    M.S. Technical Paper: Evaluating Conservation Agriculture and its Adoption Potential in Developing Countries.
    Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak
  • Beth Robertson
    M.S. Technical Paper: Hypoxia in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Nickolas Sexson
    M.S. Technical Paper: Functions and Plant Selection in Urban Wetlands.
    Advisor: Dr. Lena Ma
  • Lisa Shaw
    M.S. Technical Paper: Effects of Management and Soil Fertilization on Triggering Wiregrass Reproduction.
    Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak
  • Tipanun Upanisakorn
    M.S. Technical Paper: Alternative Approach to Estimating Bioaccessible Lead in Soil Using Nutrient Soil Tests.
    Advisor: Dr. George O'Connor
  • Stephanie Wester
    M.S. Technical Paper: Effectiveness of Implemented Course Components in Improving Student Learning Outcomes and Course Perception in Online Environmental Biogeochemistry.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Inglett
  • Ashley Witkowski
    M.S. Technical Paper: Influence of Oscillating Stress in HLB Infected Trees.
    Advisor: Dr. Samira Daroub
  • Antonio Yaquian-Luna
    M.S. Technical Paper: Characterization of Water and Nitrate Transport through a  Dual Porosity Karstic Aquifer and Discharge in Silver Springs.
    Advisor: Dr. James Jawitz
2015
  • MichaelJohn Carnevale
    M.S. Technical Paper: Alternative Stable States of Central Florida Lakes Based on A Comparison of Hydroacoustic and Physcial Sampling of Aquatic Macrophytes, and Measured Chlorophyll Levels.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Bethzaida Colon
    M.S. Technical Paper: A Review of Uptake and Translocation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products by Food Crops Irrigated With Treated Wastewater.
    Advisor: Dr. Gurpal Toor
  • Jason Frank
    M.S. Technical Paper: Mitigation of Indaziflam Phytotoxicity in Bermudagrass Turf Sand Based Root Zones.
    Advisor: Dr. Samira Daroub
  • Cynthia Gates
    M.S. Technical Paper: Impacts of Feral Pig Rooting Disturbance on Water Quality Depression Marshes of West Central Florida.
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Clark
  • Francisca Hinz
    M.S. Technical Paper: The Influence of Eutrophication Status on the Methane Oxidation in Subtropical Wetland Soils.
    Advisor: Dr. K.S. Inglett
  • Shannon Hudgins
    M.S. Technical Paper: Occurance of the Hydric Soil Indicator Piedmont Floodplain Soils (F19) Outside of Its Known Range.
    Advisor: Dr. Rex Ellis
  • Carl Koch
    M.S. Technical Paper: A Wholistic Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Related Environmental, Economic, and Social Consequences.
    Advisor: Dr. Marc Kramer
  • Stephanie McLean
    M.S. Technical Paper: Lead in the Environment: Sources and Human Health Risk Assessment.
    Advisor: Dr. Gurpal Toor
  • Virginia Rigdon
    M.S. Technical Paper: Seagrasses of Florida: A Review. 
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright
  • Patrick Ritchie
    M.S. Technical Paper: Blue Crab Population Health and Human Health Risk Assessment in a Mixed Natural and Man-Made Habitat.
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Clark 
  • Keri Smith
    M.S. Technical Paper: An Overview of the Indian River Lagoon.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright
  • Pamela Vaughn
    M.S. Technical Paper: A Basic Study in Groundwater and the Hydrologic Characteristics of Principal Aquifers in the United States.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright 
2014
  • Amy Schroeder
    M.S. Technical Paper: Plant Health and Soil Changes with Humic Substance Applications.
    Advisor: Dr. Yuncong Li
  • Eva Christensen
    M.S. Technical Paper: How British Socio-Economic Policies of the Colonial Past Catalyzed Food Insecurity in Present-day Kenya.
    Advisor: Dr. George Hochmuth
  • Amber Daigneault
    M.S. Technical Paper: Wildfire Best Management Practice Effectiveness in Protecting Soil and Water Resources.
    Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak
  • Prissy Fletcher
    M.S. Technical Paper: Imidacloprid Fate and Transport in Immokalee Fine Sand During the Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid.
    Advisor: Dr. Peter Nkedi-Kizza & Dr. Kelly Morgan
  • Stephanie Hinrichs
    M.S. Technical Paper: Key To Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in Florida: A Facilitator for the Determination of the Presence of Hydric Soil Field Indicators.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • David Rossignol
    M.S. Technical Paper: Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Ecosystem Services in Florida.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Alexandra Rozin
    M.S. Technical Paper: In Situ Optical Sensors for Measuring Nitrate in Florida Waters.
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Clark
2013
  • Casey Beavers
    M.S. Technical Paper: An Overview of Phosphate Mining and Reclamation in Florida.
    Advisor: Dr. Larry R. Ellis
  • Ellen Michelle Bourne
    M.S. Technical Paper: Reduction of Surface Distributed Composition-B Particles By Prescribed Burns.
    Advisor: Dr. Zhenli He
  • David Clark
    M.S. Technical Paper: Use of Spoil Island as a Seagrass and Mangrove Mitigation Site.
    Advisor: Dr. Larry R. Ellis
  • David Goldstein
    M.S. Technical Paper: Stormwater Treatment Areas for Improving Water Quality in the Everglades.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright
  • Swati Goswami
    M.S. Technical Paper: Effects of Nutrients, Temperature and Aeration Status on Enzyme Kinetic Properties Of Subtropical Wetlands.
    Advisor: Dr. Kanika Sharma Inglett
  • Kassidy Klink
    M.S. Technical Paper: Study on Groundwater Quality Parameter Variation Due to Temperature Change in Calibration Solution and Instrumentation.
    Advisor: Dr. Zhenli He
  • Travis Knight
    M.S. Technical Paper: Nitrogen and Phosphorus Trends of Three Rivers along the Southwest Coast of Everglades National Park (2001 - 2008).
    Advisor: Dr. Ed Hanlon
  • David Niebch
    M.S. Technical Paper: Potential Biofuel Crop Sorghum bicolor Germination and Growth on Florida Agricultural Soils Previously Treated With the Herbicides Simazine, Norflurazon, or Bromacil.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Chris Wilson
  • Michelle Ouellette
    M.S. Technical Paper: Toxicity of the Herbicides Norflurazon and Simazine to the Aquatic Macropyte, Lemna minor.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Chris Wilson
  • Sean Rochette
    M.S. Technical Paper: Assessment of Depressional Wetland Characteristics Influencing On-site and LiDAR Delineation Models.
    Advisor: Dr. Larry R. Ellis
2012
  • Ellen Bailey
    M.S. Technical Paper: Effects of Sediments on the growth of Vallisneria americana in Lake Apopka.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Inglett
  • Karen Balentine
    M.S. Technical Paper: Monitoring Seasonal Variability of the Soil Profile With Paired Deep and Shallow Surface Elevation Tables (SET) in the Southwest Coastal Everglades.
    Advisor: Dr. Larry Ellis
  • Jacob Butterworth
    M.S. Technical Paper: Remedial Design and Implementation Technical Guide.
    Advisor: Dr. Peter Nkedi-Kizza
  • Kimberleigh Cayse
    M.S. Technical Paper: Nutrient Dynamics on ATS Pilots.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Inglett
  • Cheryl Dunne
    M.S. Technical Paper: Environmental Effects on an HPPD Inhibiting Herbicide's Persistence in Different Soils Over A Four-Year Period.
    Advisor: Dr. Zhenli He
  • Jorge Guevara
    M.S. Technical Paper: Review of Particle Size Distribution Analysis Methods.
    Advisor: Dr. Larry Ellis
  • John Gum
    M.S. Technical Paper: Effects of Compost and Lime Application on Soil Chemical Properties, Soil Microbial Community, and Fusarium Wilt in Florida-Grown Tomatoes.
    Advisor: Dr. Amy Shober
  • Jane Hart
    M.S. Technical Paper: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Phytoplankton Abundance and Composition in a Well-Flushed, Sub-Tropical Ecosystem.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Inglett
  • James H. Lindsay
    M.S. Technical Paper: Tungsten Uptake Kinetcis and Trophic Transfer into a Novel Gastropod Model.
    Advisor: Dr. Zhenli He
  • Kathleen D. Lockhart
    M.S. Technical Paper: Evaluation of Soil Phosphorus and Phosphorus in Water Discharged from Three Everglades Agricultural Area Farms.
    Advisor: Dr. Sabine Grunwald
  • William Mahler
    M.S. Technical Paper: Assessment of LiDAR-based DEMs in Delineating Depressional Wetlands.
    Advisor: Dr. Larry Rex Ellis
  • Sarah Mixon
    M.S. Technical Paper: Stream Condition Index: Understanding and Use of this Biomonitoring Tool for Florida Streams and Rivers.
    Advisor: Dr. H. Carl Fitz
  • Jason Neumann
    M.S. Technical Paper: Okeechobee Isolated Wetlands: Influences of Hydroperiod on Plant Specie Nativeness in Improved Pasture Ranchlands.
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Clark
  • Marti Occhipinti
    M.S. Technical Paper: Dry Season Temporal Variability of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment in Runoff from a Residential Neighborhood in Southern California.
    Advisor: Dr. Gurpal Toor
  • Thomas Ponce
    M.S. Technical Paper: Comparison of Soil Phosphorus Storage in the Ridge and Slough Landscape in Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA3A) of the Everglades.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Donald Rainey
    M.S. Technical Paper: Variability of Soil Physical and Chemical Properties in an Established Residential Community.
    Advisor: Dr. Amy Shober
  • Jared Sweat
    M.S. Technical Paper: Comparison of Soil Phosphorus Storage in the Ridge and Slough Landscape in Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA3A) of the Everglades.
    Advisor: Dr. Mary Collins
2011
  • Michael Atkin
    M.S. Technical Paper: Nitrate Leaching in Florida Urban Environments.
    Advisor: Dr. Samira Daroub
  • Sean Fromang
    M.S. Technical Paper: Effects of Atrazine on Non-Target Organisms.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Chris Wilson
  • Stephen Hanks
    M.S. Technical Paper: One Dimensional Hydraulic Analysis of The Effect of Sea Level Rise on Estuarine Salinity.
    Advisor: Dr. H. Carl Fitz
  • William Tom Higginbotham
    M.S. Technical Paper: Environmental Impact of Wastewater Disposal in the Florida Keys, Monroe County.
    Advisor: Dr. Yuncong Li
  • Nicole Howard
    M.S. Technical Paper: Mercury Trends in Multiple Fish Species in the Everglades Protection Area.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Timothy Hull
    M.S. Technical Paper: Using Lichens as Indicators of Hydrology in Mixed Pond-Cypress (Taxodium ascendens) - Pine (Pinus sp.) Wetlands in Central Florida.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Amy Hylkema
    M.S. Technical Paper: Haiti Soil Fertility Analysis and Crop Interpretations for Principal Crops in the Five WINNER Waterhed Zones of Intervention.
    Advisor: Dr. Amy Shober
  • Ruben A. Koch
    M.S. Technical Paper: Influence of Exposure Duration and Recovery On The ToxIicity of Norflurazon to L. Minor.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Chris Wilson
  • Rebekah Lee
    M.S. Technical Paper: Trends in Surface Water Quality at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
    Advisor: Dr. Todd Osborne
  • Jamie Lewis
    M.S. Technical Paper: A Literature Review of the History and Future of Reclaimed Water Use in Florida.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright
  • Tae-Goo Oh
    M.S. Technical Paper: Ridge Senescene of Cladium Jamaicence in The Ridge and Slough Mosaic of The Florida Everglades.
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Clark
  • Brant Phelps
    M.S. Technical Paper: Supplemental Guide for Seasonal High Water Table Indicators in Georgia’s Onsite Wastewater Manual Section C: Flatwoods Region.
    Advisor: Dr. Willie Harris
  • Louis Philor
    M.S. Technical Paper: Erosion Impacts on Soil and Environmental Quality: Vertisols in the Highlands Region of Ethiopia.
    Advisor: Dr. Samira Daroub
  • Travis Roberts
    M.S. Technical Paper: Organic Matter Decomposition: Interactions of Temperature, Moisture, and Substrate Type.
    Advisor: Dr. H. Carl Fitz
  • John Sain
    M.S. Technical Paper: Evaluation of Coarse Woody Debris and Forest Litter Based on Harvest Treatment in a Tupelo-Cypress Wetland.
    Advisor: Dr. John Thomas
  • Samuel Vacca
    M.S. Technical Paper: Bioretention Facilities and Constructed Wetlands Efficiency and Use: A Review.
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Inglett
  • Erin Yancey
    M.S. Technical Paper: Charlottesville High School Biofilter Performance Study.
    Advisor: Dr. John Thomas
2010
  • Kristin Campbell
    M.S. Technical Paper: Germination of three selections of Lantana species.: L. camara, L. camara Pink Caprice', and L. depressa..: L. camara, L. camara Pink Caprice', and L. depressa. Advisor: Dr. Chris Wilson
  • Marie Jacqueline Depaz 
    M.S. Technical Paper: Composting – Waste Alternatives. Advisor: Dr. Kelly Morgan
2009
  • Pamela Sue Brown
    M.S. Technical Paper: Saint Andrews Bay: A Look Into One Of Florida's Most Diverse Watersheds.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright
  • Daniel Irick
    M.S. Technical Paper: Wetland Delineation: An Overview of Regulations and Methods.
    Advisor: Dr. Yuncong Li
  • Ronald Lindemann
    M.S. Technical Paper: History of South Florida Pine Rocklands and How They Have Been Negatively Affected By Fire Supression and Fragmentation.
    Advisor: Dr. Samira Daroub
  • Laura P. Sadowski
    M.S. Technical Paper:
    Advisor: Dr. Jerry Sartain
  • Shannon Smith
    M.S. Technical Paper: Combined Ultrasonic-Oxidative Remediation of Aldrin and Dieldrin Soil Contamination.
    Advisor: Dr. James Jawitz
  • Elisabeth Solchik
    M.S. Technical Paper: Stream Restoration Impacts on Macroinvertebrate Communities.
    Advisor: Dr. Ramesh Reddy
  • Jessica Taft
    M.S. Technical Paper: A Baseline Study of Wetlands in the St. Johns River Basin: Precursor to Water Withdrawals from the St. Johns River.
    Advisor: Dr. Alan Wright