2001

Chris Blackwood, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  Eldor Paul
Dissertation title:  Spatial organization in soil bacterial communities

Laura Boughton, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Linking plant communities to soil microbial communities and processes in old-fields

Erin Boydston, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Socio-ecological determinants of space utilization patterns in the spotted hyena

Andery Calkins, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Geological Sciences
Advisor:  Michael Gottfried
Thesis title:  Paleoecology of Hawaiian sub-fossil geese: Stable isotope analysis

Vesna Gavrilovic, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Jim Smith
Dissertation title:  Documenting the history of speciation in Rhagoletis zephyria (Diptera: Tephritidae) using molecular markers

Dina Grayson, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Fred Dyer
Thesis title:  The role of optic versus metabolic odometry in honey bee foraging energetics

Colleen Masterson, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Geological Sciences
Advisor:  Nathaniel Ostrom
Thesis title:  A seasonal investigation of energy transfer and food web structure of the deepwater sculpin (Myoxocephalus thompsoni) in Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan

Angela McMellen, 2001, MS
MSU  Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Catherine Lindell
Thesis title:  Nest-site selection and nesting ecology of the orange-billed nightingale-thrush (Catharus aurantiirostris) in southern Costa Rica

Robert Olendorf, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Dissertation title:  Cooperation in red-winged blackbirds: Niceness, cheating, grudges in "dear enemy" relationships

Gabriel Ording, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Thesis title:  Island populations and trait comparisons of tiger swallowtail butterflies, P. canadensis, in the Great Lakes region

Kevin Page, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Genetic diversity and interrelationships of wild and hatchery lake trout in the upper Great Lakes: Inferences for broodstock management and development of restoration strategies

Amanda Posto, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Alan Prather
Thesis title:  The reproductive biology and taxanomic origin of Michigan monkey-flower, Minulus glabratus var. michiganensis

Chris Steiner, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Seasonal succession and variable Daphnia dominance in fishless ponds: Ecological determinants and ecosystem consequences

Micaela Szykman, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Sexual behavior and male mate choice in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Steven Vieira, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor: Don Beaver
Dissertation title:  The interaction of nest predation and brood parasitism: Factors and consequences of re-nesting in songbirds

Lorna Watt, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Alan Wilson, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Orlando Sarnelle
Thesis title:  Complex interactions between zebra mussels and their planktonic prey