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Theses from 2013

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FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE OF TEMNOCHILA VIRESCENS, EFFECT OF COMPETITION WITH THANASIMUS DUBIUS ON ADULT IPS GRANDICOLLIS SURVIVAL, AND DETERMINATION OF PHEROMONE PREFERENCE TYPES, Scott B. Chism

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Landscape Permeability and Home Range Composition of the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Southern Illinois, Scott Andrew Cooney

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MICROHABITAT USE BY GOLDEN MICE (OCHROTOMYS NUTTALLI) AND WHITE-FOOTED MICE (PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS) IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Amy Suzanne Cross

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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE VARIATION IN THE AFRICAN ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA EXEMPTA (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE), Amna Eltayeb Elguzouli

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ASSESSMENT AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF BOBCAT PARASITES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Shelby Jane Hiestand

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Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure reduces reproductive performance of male bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus), Jeffrey Jackson Hillis

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Influence of Patch-Burn Grazing and Riparian Protection on the Ecological Integrity of Tallgrass Prairie Headwater Streams, Karen Jackson

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TENAX AS A MEASURE OF BIOAVAILABILITY AND REMEDIATION SUCCESS ON THE OTTAWA RIVER., Elizabeth M. Mackenbach

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Ontogenetic diet shifts and prey selection among age-0 and age-1 paddlefish, Nicolle MacVey

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Implementation of Standard and Modified Soy Oils as Substitutes for Fish Oil in Feeds for Nile Tilapia, Bonnie Lynn Mulligan

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IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENT OF ORIGIN OF ILLINOIS RIVER ASIAN CARP VIA OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY AND STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSES, Jacob Dylan Norman

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HERMIT CRAB POPULATION STRUCTURE AND ASSOCIATION WITH GASTROPOD SHELLS IN THE NORTHERN BERING SEA, Jennifer Frances Peura

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Metapopulation viability of swamp rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) in southern Illinois, Christopher Robinson

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THE SYSTEMATICS OF MARSUPIAL PARASITES IN VIANNAIIDAE (NEMATODA): A NEW SPECIES AND A RECONSTRUCTION OF CHARACTERS USEFUL IN THEIR CLASSIFICATION, Raymond Philip Scheibel

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The influence of water velocity on aquatic macroinvertebrate functional structure and production in the Cache River in Southern Illinois., Eric Scholl

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Recolonization of the Midwestern United States by Large Carnivores: Habitat Suitability and Human Dimensions, Julia Blanche Smith

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An examination of Asian carp spawning in pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Brittany Christine Szynkowski

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Impact of alternative, non-fish oil dietary lipid sources and subsequent 'finishing' on growth and tissue long-chain polyunsaturated retention in cobia, Rachycentron canadum, Franklin Woitel

Theses from 2012

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Use of Alternative Lipids and Finishing Feeds to Improve Nutritional Value and Food Safety of Hybrid Striped Bass, Curtis Crouse

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POPULATION GENETICS OF GOLDEN MICE (OCHROTOMYS NUTTALLI) AND WHITE-FOOTED MICE (PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS), Jill Christine Devine

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Trophic basis of production in a neotropical headwater stream, Therese Clara Frauendorf

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Microsatellite, mitochondrial, and major histocompatibility complex analyses of genetic structure in the nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, in the western Atlantic Ocean, Jeffrey Walter Gersch

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Nesting Ecology of Ducks in Dense Nesting Cover and Restored Native Plantings in Northeastern North Dakota, Ryan D. Haffele

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RESPONSES OF HYLA CHRYSOSCELIS TO SUBLETHAL METAL MIXTURES UNDER INCREASING TEMPERATURES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AMPHIBIANS, Tyler Andrew Hallman

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INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIBED BURNING ON THE HERPETOFAUNAL AND SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES IN GRASSLAND AREAS OF BIG OAKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Cydney DuPree' Meadows

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Effects of heavy metals on two small mammal species, Sara Marlene Ressing

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TRACING ENERGY FLOW PATHWAYS TO FISH USING FATTY ACIDS AND STABLE ISOTOPES OF HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN, Neil Rude

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LATE SPRING SURVEY AND RICHNESS ESTIMATION OF THE AQUATIC BENTHIC INSECT COMMUNITY IN THE UPPER PORTION OF THE LUSK CREEK WATERSHED, Jacqueline Turner

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MACROINVERTEBRATE RESPONSES TO REMOVAL OF RIPARIAN WOODY VEGETATION ALONG TALLGRASS PRAIRIE STREAMS, Jodi Marie Vandermyde

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Spatial and demographic ecology of Texas horned lizards within a conservation framework, Alexander J. Wolf

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FATTY ACIDS AS INDICATORS OF NUTRITIONAL HISTORY OF CHANNEL CATFISH (ICTALURUS PUNCTATUS) AND AQUATIC FOOD WEBS IN THE KASKASKIA RIVER SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, Matthew Parham Young

Theses from 2011

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PREVALENCE OF BAYLISASCARIS PROCYONIS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT OF EASTERN WOODRAT (NEOTOMA FLORIDANA) POPULATIONS, Simon Richard Bade

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ALTERNATIVE FEEDING STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE MARINE FEEDSTUFF REPLACEMENT IN LARGEMOUTH BASS Micropterus salmoides CULTURE WHILE MAINTAINING PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE, Andrew Richard Coursey

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Nesting Ecology, Survival, and Home Range of Wild Turkeys in an Agricultural Landscape, Kenneth Scott Delahunt

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Habitat Associations of Grassland and Shrubland Bird Communities at Reclaimed Surface-Mines in Southern Illinois, Shawn Duncan

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Relationships among tree-species composition, vegetation structure, and forest breeding birds in southern Illinois, Alison Edmund

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Effects of forest composition on trophic relationships among mast production and mammals in southern Illinois, Carolyn Ann Gillen

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Habitat use and den site selection of mink (Mustela vison) along the Hudson River and its tributaries in east-central New York., Damon Haan

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THE EFFECT OF HABITAT FRAGMENTATION ON THE SPATIAL POPULATION GENETIC STRUCTURE OF SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE (DENDROCTONUS FRONTALIS), Solomon Ghebremeskel Hailu

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INSECT EMERGENCE AND RIPARIAN BIRD RESPONSES TO ROCK WEIR CONSTRUCTION IN THE CACHE RIVER BASIN OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Kaleb Heinrich

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INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION AND MICROHABITAT SELECTION IN THE GOLDEN MOUSE (OCHROTOMYS NUTTALLI), Jay Bradley Hubert

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DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF USING TELEMETRY TO EVALUATE HABITAT USE OF AGE-0 SCAPHIRHYNCHUS STURGEONS IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, Jennifer Leigh Johnson

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Development of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Markers for Rapid, Inexpensive, and Standardized Identification of Pallid (Scaphirhynchus albus) and Shovelnose (S. platorynchus) Sturgeon Larvae, Matthew Stephen Krampe

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Quantifying and manipulating spatiotemporal trends in rodent space use and consumption rates on incidentally encountered prey, Tyler Evan Schartel

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Enclosed Elk and Bison in Land Between The Lakes, Kentucky: Dietary Overlap, Clare C. Weickert Whittaker

Theses from 2010

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EXPLORING SOY-DERIVED ALTERNATIVES TO FISH MEAL: USING SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE AND SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE IN HYBRID STRIPED BASS (Morone chrysops ♂ x M. saxatilis ♀) AQUACULTURE, Patrick Blaufuss

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Relative species abundance and microhabitat preferences of larval Scaphirhynchus sturgeon in the middle Mississippi River, Ryan Michael Boley

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Linking Silver Carp Habitat Selection to Phytoplankton Consumption in the Mississippi River, Heather Ann Calkins

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MITOCHONDRIAL CONTROL REGION VARIATION AMONG THE SUBSPECIES OF SARUS CRANE (GRUS ANTIGONE), Ranajit Das

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UPLAND-NESTING DUCKS IN THE PARKLANDS OF SASKATCHEWAN: THE EFFECT OF PREDATOR REDUCTION ON NEST SUCCESS AND REPRODUCTIVE INVESTMENT, John Allen Dassow

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The effects of two insecticides on California anurans (Rana sierrae and Pseudacris sierra) and the implications for declining amphibian populations., David Dimitrie

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STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE STATE-THREATENED MARSH RICE RAT (ORYZOMYS PALUSTRIS) IN ILLINOIS, Bryan Wayne Eubanks

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REPLACEMENT OF FISH MEAL WITH ETHANOL YEAST IN THE DIETS OF SUNSHINE BASS: EFFECTS ON PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE AND STRESS TOLERANCE, Brian Gause

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MACROINVERTEBRATE AND HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS IN A REHABILITATED ILLINOIS RIVER FLOODPLAIN: SWAN LAKE, ILLINOIS, Darin Grulkowski

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FEMALE REACTION TO MALE URINE SCENTS AS POTENTIAL INDICATOR OF MATE CHOICE IN CAPTIVE CHEETAHS (ACINONYX JUBATUS), Regina Helen Mossotti

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OXYGEN AND HYDROGEN STABLE ISOTOPE RATIOS IN MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN INVERTEBRATES: IMPLICATIONS FOR DISPERSAL AND FOOD WEB ANALYSIS, David John Myers

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An Evaluation of Chemical, Biological, and Combined Chemical-Biological Approaches for Controlling Snails in Aquaculture Ponds, Matthew R. Noatch

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MUTE SWAN IMPACTS ON NATIVE WATERBIRDS AND SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION IN ILLINOIS, Adam C. Phillips

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Bioavailability of slower desorbing fractions of sediment-associated permethrin, Amanda Kay Rothert

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Home-range fidelity and the effect of supplemental feeding on contact rates between white-tailed deer in southern Illinois, Matthew Clifton Rustand

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EFFECTS OF ABIOTIC AND BIOTIC FACTORS ON DIET COMPOSITION OF AGE-0 STURGEON (SCAPHIRHYNCHUS SPP.) IN THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, Dawn Renee Sechler

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Evaluation of fin ray and fin spine chemistry as indicators of environmental history for five fish species, Kurt Thomas Smith

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UTILITY OF OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY AND STABLE ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION FOR DETERMINING FISH ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN THE MISSISSIPPI AND ILLINOIS RIVERS, John Matthew Zeigler

Theses from 2009

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Hanging out with the cool frogs: Do operative and body temperatures explain population response to disease?, Sarah Nthabiseng Becker

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TOXICITY OF SEDIMENTS CONTAINING COAL-TAR PAVEMENT SEALANTS TO NOTOPHTHALMUS VIRIDESCENS AND AMBYSTOMA MACULATUM, SURROGATE SPECIES FOR EURYCEA SOSORUM, Thomas Bommarito

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LAND SNAIL ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY WITH ASSOCIATED ECOLOGICAL VARIABLES IN SIX SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COUNTIES, Marla Lee Coppolino

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ASSESSING THE STABILITY AND LONG-TERM VIABILITY OF ABANDONED MINES FOR USE BY BATS, Jeffrey C. Corcoran

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Current and Projected Nest Site Availability for Cavity-nesting Waterfowl in the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region, John Curtis Denton

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The Role of Previous Experience with Piscovory and Exposure to Fish Predators on Survival of Walleye (Sander vitreus) fingerlings, Richard Franklin Echols

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ENZOOTIC PATTERNS OF INFECTION BY BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS IN POND BREEDING ANURANS IN CENTRAL AMERICA, Sandra Patricia Galeano

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Ecology and Conservation of Declining Forb Populations in Lower Michigan, Cyrus Matthew Hester

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Diets of Spring-Migrating Waterfowl in the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region, Arthur Neil Hitchcock, Jr.

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The Effect of Urbanization on Flight Initiation Distance and Alert Behaviors in Woodchucks, Kiersten Elizabeth Lippmann

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Identification of the sediment-associated contaminants in the Illinois River Complex using a toxicity identifcation evaluation (TIE), Wesley Tyler Mehler

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The Voluntary Lead Shot Ingestion Rate of Mourning Doves (Zenaida Macroura) on a Disked Field, Stephanie Plautz

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Genetic Management Plan for the Endangered Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirynchus albus) Captive Broodstock Maintained at Gavin's Point National Fish Hatchery, Melody Saltzgiver

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Effects of Urbanization on Relative Abundance and Recruitment of Mourning Doves, Daniel Stoelb

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Population Demographics and Space Use of White-tailed Deer in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Janice Kay Stroud

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Mercury concentrations in wetlands associated with coal-fired power plants in Illinois, Scott Weir

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MACROINVERTEBRATE PRODUCTION, TROPHIC STRUCTURE, AND ENERGY FLOW ALONG A TALLGRASS PRAIRIE STREAM CONTINUUM, Daniel Philip Whiting

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METAL ACCUMULATION AND ABUNDANCE OF TURTLES ON THE WEST KENTUCKY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA/DOE PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT COMPLEX, Shuangying Yu

Theses from 2008

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Systematics of Anguispira (Pulmonata: Discidae) based on molecular and morphometric data, Stephanie A. Clutts

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IMPACTS OF ILLINOIS OUTFITTERS ON WHITE-TAILED DEER AND WILD TURKEY POPULATIONS, Marion F. Conlee

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EXAMINING COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ACTIVELY AND PASSIVELY MANAGED WETLANDS FOR MIGRATING AND WINTERING WATERFOWL IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Amanda Killian Pankau