2000

Jeff Benefiel, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Timothy Bergsma, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  G. P. Robertson
Dissertation title: The relationship between denitrification and nitrous oxide flux from soil 

Brian Black, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Jeff Conner
Dissertation title:  The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in a natural wildflower population

Carl Cloock, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Dissertation title:  ssive mimicry in the pirate spider, Minetus notius

Vaughn Cooper, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title: Consequences of ecological specialization in long-term evolving populations of Escherichia coli 

Joseph Gathman, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Dissertation title:  Abiotic and biotic influences on aquatic invertebrate community in a Lake Huron coastal wetland

Mike Higgins, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor: Richard Merritt
Dissertation title:  Invertebrate trophic relationships in temporary woodland ponds in Michigan

Dylan Parry, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Dan Herms/Mark Scriber
Dissertation title: Induced responses of poplars to defoliation and their effects on leaf-feeding Lepidoptera 

Danny Rozen, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  RIch Lenski
Dissertation title:  The evolution of a balanced polymorphism in a long-term laboratory population of Escherichia coli

Gary Schott, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Andrew Jarosz
Dissertation title:  The nature of infertility and response to inbreeding in blueberries

Kristin Sherfinski, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  The ecology of interdunal wetpannes and the potential effects of the introduced Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on their hydrology and vegetation

Ed Siuda, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Heather Eisthen
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Kurt Stanley, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor: Peter Murphy
Dissertation title:  The structure, composition, and hydrology of wet meadow plant communities fringing Saginaw Bay (Lake Huron)

Aram Stump, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Thesis title: Lack of cryptic reproductive isolation between Papilio canadensis and Papilio glaucus; and population genetics near their hybrid zone

David Tank, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Tao Sang
Thesis title:  Evolution and phylogenetic utility of low-copy nulear genes: Examples from conifers and peonies

Timothy Tibbetts, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Dissertation title:  Evolution and phylogenetic utility of low-copy nulear genes: Examples from conifers and peonies

Ray Valley, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Mary Bremigan
Thesis title:  The indirect effects of herbicide control of Eurasian watermilfoil on largemouth bass recruitment

Farida Vasi Attar, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title: Population growth, dynamics and evolution in Escherichia coli: Theoretical and experimental studies