2008

Shailendra Adhikary, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Donald Dickmann
Dissertation title:  The long-term effects of low-intensity fires in a mature red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) plantation

Elizabeth Ball, 2008, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Andrew McAdam
Thesis title:  Preferences and harvest intentions of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) hunters in Michigan: insights into harvesting behaviors and their outcomes

Katie Button-Simons, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Scott Peacor
Thesis title:  Environmental dependence of non-consumptive effects in predator-prey interactions

Molly Conlin, 2008, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Merritt Turetsky
Thesis title:  Soil hydroclimate, vegetation, and substrate controls on carbon flux in an Alaskan fen

Adam Goble, 2008, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Thesis title:  Signature signals in the territorial vocalizations of red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and their use in kin recognition

Gabe Hamer, 2008, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Edward D. Walker
Dissertation Title: West Nile virus transmission ecology: vector-host interactions

Anna Jacobsen, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Dissertation title:  Woody plant adaptations to water stress in arid shrub communities

Nicholas Johnson, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Weiming Li
Dissertation title:  In-stream behavioral responses of female sea lampreys to pheromone components

Sarah LeSage, 2008, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  R. Jan Stevenson
Thesis title:  Plan B - Special project: Nitrogenous biochemical oxygen demand and dissolved oxygen in western Michigan streams

Eva Lewandowski, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Thesis Title: The effects of pokeweed display characteristics on frugivore identity and fruit removal

Rodrigo Mercader, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Dissertation title:  Climate change, species boundaries, and hybridization: how climate change may be leading to host use divergence in a native butterfly system

Sarah Neumann, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Richard Kobe
Dissertation title:  Plant-soil feedbacks in temperate and tropical forests

Wiline Pangle (Trouilloud), 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Threat-sensitive behaviors and its ontogenetic development in top mammalian carnivores

Kevin Pangle, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Scott Peacor
Dissertation Title: The role of non-consumptive effects in the net effect of an invasive predator in the Laurentian Great Lakes

Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Michael Kaufman/Edward Walker
Dissertation title:  Mosquito production and microbial diversity in contair habitats

Susan Spaulding, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Thesis Title: Does clearcut harvesting emulate the effects of natural disturbance on the development of stand structure in Pinus banksiana forests of northern lower Michigan

Kevin Theis, 2008, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Scent marking in a highly social mammalian species, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Lindsey Walters, 2008, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Dissertation Title: Mate quality and parental investment in the house wren

Kathryn Wharton Boes, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Dissertation title:  Queen and worker influence on sex allocation patterns in the honeybee, Apis mellifera

Rachel Williams, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: L. Alan Prather
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title