2011

Anne Axel, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Dissertation Title: Lemur-environment relationships in altered and unaltered tropical dry forests in southern Madagascar

Benedicte Bachelot, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Thesis Title: Tropical seedling rarity versus commonness: advantage & disadvantage depends on effects of aboveground natural enemies & cospecific neighbors

Tom Baribault, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Dissertation Title: Revisiting soil resource limitation: resource predictors of tree growth and productivity change across ecological gradients

Sarah Benson-Amram, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Experimental investigations of cognitive abilities in a socially complex mammal, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Aaron Berger, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Michael L. Jones
Dissertation Title: Models to aid in the selection of procedures used to manage Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus)

Grace Chen, 2011, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Dissertation Title: Experimental studies of adaptation and speciation in two neotropical costus species

Megan Fritz, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: James R. Miller
Dissertation Title: Investigations of the African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae s.l., diptera:Culicidae): ovipositional behavior and toxicity of avermectins

Heather Goldsby, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The evolution of division of labor in digital organisms

Emily Grman, 2011, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Katherine L. Gross
Dissertation Title: Plant-mycorrhizal interactions and the relative abundance of limiting resources

Emily Johnston, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jen Owen
Thesis Title: Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in two species of passerine birds, American robins and gray catbirds: an assessment of reservoir competence and disease

Sheridan Kelley, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Thesis Title: Ecomorphological associations of feeding habits of hypercarnivores

David Knoester, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Philip K. McKinley
Dissertation Title: Evolution of distributed behavior

Justin Lawrence, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Co-Advisor(s): Kelly F. Millenbah
Thesis Title: The diversity, distribution, and conservation of a polymorphic frog (Oophaga pumilio) in Western Panama

Dan Linden, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Gary J. Roloff
Dissertation Title: All that you can leave behind: Impacts of structure retention on avian ecology in managed forests of the Pacific Northwest

Jeanette McGuire, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Comparative analysis of factors influencing male reproductive success in sympatric freshwater turtles

Emily Morrison, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Dissertation Title: Avian ecology and behavior in tropical forest restoration sites

Rosa Moscarella, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Dissertation Title: Dissecting the geographical expansion of Peromyscus leucopus in the northern Great Lakes: insights from genetics, morphometrics and ecology

Todd Robinson, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Dissertation Title: Impacts of precipitation variability on plant communities

Matthew Rupp, 2011, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: Evolvability & Evolution

Abbie Schrotenboer, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Dissertation Title: Prairie grasses for biofuels and ecological restoration: modifications to native species and their place in human-altered landscapes

Adria Van Loan, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kelly F. Millenbah
Dissertation Title: The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and grassland conservation in Michigan

Anne Wiley, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Peggy H. Ostrom
Dissertation Title: Biogeochemical functions of wetlands in southwestern Michigan

Heidi Ziegenmeyer, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Mary T. Bremigan
Thesis Title: Effects of spring angling, habitat features, and guarding male attributes on largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) nest survival, and implication for fall young-of-year abundance