1996

Valerie Brady, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Thomas Burton
Dissertation title:  Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in a great lakes coastal marsh: Population dynamics and effects on the invertebrates

Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, 1996, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation Title: Acquisition of visual spatial memory on orientation and reorientation flights in the honey bee

M. Sean Clark, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Stuart Gage
Dissertation title:  An evaluation of domestic chickens and geese as biological control agents for insect pests and weeds

Beth Dankert, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Dan Herms
Thesis title:  Effects of defoliation, drought, and fertilization on the expression of paper birch and sugar maple resistance to insect folivores

Jeff Dickinson, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation title:  How do bees compute the position of the sun?  Alternative representations

Brian Dunphy, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  The multiple-stemmed growth form of trees in a subtropical dry forest

Cathy Fiegel, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Harold Prince
Dissertation title:  Genetic heterogeneity and differentiation resulting from sichuan pheasant (Phasianus colchicus strauchi) introduction in southern Michigan

Brian Foster, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Plant competition and diversity in relation to productivity in old-field plant communities

Kevin Geedey, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Alan Tessier
Dissertation title:  Seasonal clonal succession in Daphnia pulicaria populations

Casey Huckins, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Interpreting the functional relationships between morphology, feeding performance, diet and competitive ability in mollusciouvous sunfish

John Jenkins, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Systematic studies of Rhagoletis and related genera (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Yining Luo, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Donald Straney
Dissertation title:  A systematic and biogeographic study of the bat genus Rhinolophus (chiroptera: Rhinolophadae)

Emily Lyons, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Andrew Jarosz
Thesis title:  Geographic distribution of Silene latifolia and its anther-smut pathogen Microbotrym Violaceum in the eastern United States

Poco Moore, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Stephen Tonsor
Dissertation title:  Assessing the viability of the shifting balance process

Brad White, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Richard Hill
Thesis title:  The ontogeny of brown adipose tissue in Microtus ochrogaster in various thermal and social environments

Timothy Work, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Deb McCullough
Thesis title:  The impact of severe gypsy moth defoliation on native insects in two northern Michigan ecosystems