2010

Matthew Aardema, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: J. Mark Scriber
Thesis Title: The influence of female wing color variation on male mate choice in tiger swallowtail butterflies (Papilio Spp.)

Orlando Alvarez-Fuentes, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: L. Alan Prather
Dissertation Title: The systematic of genus amauropelta (pteridophyta: thelypterdaceae) in the Caribbean Islands

Joshua Booker, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Thesis Title: The spatial distribution of daphnia resources in shallow lakes: is food quanitity or quality for zooplankton determined by macrophytes?

Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Psychology
Advisor: Antonio A. Nunez
Dissertation Title: Circadian and environmental modulation of arousal and reward systems of a diurnal brain

Arthur Covert, 2010, PhD
MSU Department
: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The beneficial effects of deleterious mutations

Yen Duong, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Effects of spawning behavior and environmental factors on adult reproductive ecology and larval dispersal of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Anna Fiedler, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Restoration of prairie fen plants, insects, and abiotic processes

Patrick Forsythe, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Exogenous correlates of migration , spawning, egg deposition and egg mortality in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Sherri Goings, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: Natural niching: applying ecological principles to evolutionary computation

Sarah Hamer (Yaremych), 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jean I. Tsao
Dissertation Title: Interactions among invading ticks, wildllife, and zoonotic pathogens

Chenin Limback, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Tree vigor and its relation to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) adult host preference and larval development on green and white ash trees

Sherry Martin, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Daniel Hayes
Dissertation Title: Land-use legacy effect: combining spatial and temporal drivers in statistical and mechanistic models of lake water chemistry

Jarad Mellard, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: The vertical distribution of phytoplankton: observations, theory, experiments

Ryan Morgan, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Geological Sciences
Advisor:
Thesis Title: Paleobiogeographic associations among Mississippian Bryozoansy

Aaron Smith, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
Dissertation Title: Phylogenetic revision of the North American Asidini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Jennifer Smith, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Evolutionary and ecological forces shaping patterns of cooperation among spotted hyenas

James Sobel, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Dissertation Title: Speciation in the western North American wildflower genus Mimulus

Lauri Torgerson (Das), 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Thesis Title: Personality in Michigan's Peromyscus

John Townsend-Mehler, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation Title: Decision-making following shifts in reward distribution: a look at the foraging behavior of honeybees and bumblebees as they respond to shifts in resource availability

Jennifer White, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Thesis Title: Monitoring elusive carnivores using noninvasive genetic techniques; case study of bobcats (Lynx rufus) in the northern lower peninsula, Michigan

Brook Wilke, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
Dissertation Title: Challenges of developing sustainable nitrogen sources in agriculture: cover crops, nitrogen fixation and ecological principles

Kevin Wyatt, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Environmental controls on algal community structure and function in boreal wetlands

Sara Wyse (Kelzer), 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Diane Ebert-May
Dissertation Title: Breaking the mold: preparing graduate teaching assistants to teach as they are taught to teach