2007

Lauren Bailey, 2007, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kelly Millengah
Thesis title:  Brown-Headed Cowbird response to Kirtland's Warbler habitat management and Cowbird trapping in Michigan

Amy Burgin, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Stephen Hamilton
Dissertation title:  Novel microbial pathways of nitrate removal from freshwater ecosystems

Heather Dawson, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Michael Jones
Dissertation title:  Recruitment variation in Great Lakes sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) populations and implications for integrated pest management

Tracy Grazia, 2007, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Thesis title:  Evaluating the ecological contributions of differing land ownership types in the context of a human-dominated landscape

Sarah Hodgson, 2007, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Barbara Lundrigan
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Jason Kilgore, 2007, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Frank W. Telewski
Dissertation Title: Distribution and ecophysiology of the Ponderosae in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona

Francis Knapczyk, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Jeff Conneer
Dissertation title:  The evolution of population differentiation of autogamous selfing ability in Collinsia verna

Joseph Kolowski, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Anthropogenic influences on the behavior of large carnivores in the northern Serengeti ecosystem

Andrew Kramer, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Orlando Sarnelle
Dissertation title:  Copepodology in Alpine Lakes: Limitations to recovery of Hesperodiaptomus shosone after exotic fish eradication

Katherin Lander, 2007, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Thesis title:  The effects of the parasitic plant Cuscuta gronovii on the mating system of its host plant Impatiens capensis

Brian Linton, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  James Bence
Dissertation title:  Model selection and data weighting methods in statistical catch-at-age analysis: Application to 1836 Treaty Water Stock Assessments

Wendy Mahaney, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Soil processes and plant species: Does the reintroduction of native grasses alter soil carbon and nitrogen cycling

Nathan Miller, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Richard Hill
Dissertation title:  Multiphase transport processes in sea turtle nesting beaches

Angela Roles, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Jeff Conner
Dissertation title:  Novel studies of spontaneous mutations: measurements of fitness in the field and gene expression in the lab

Carrie, Scheele Kissman, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Don Hall
Dissertation title:  The effects of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on inland lake ecosystems

Jaime Tanner, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Behavioral and morphological development in a female-dominated species, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Jaime Tanner, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Behavioral and morphological development in a female-dominated species, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Julianna Tuell, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation title:  Ecology and conservation of wild bees associated with highbush blueberry farms in Michigan

Seth Walk, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Thomas S. Whittam
Dissertation title:  Population genetics of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis and Escherichia coli from biotic and abiotic sources

Heather Watts, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Social and ecological influences on survival and reproduction in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Gabriel Yedid, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Exploring consequences of mass extinction and recovery in digital organisms