2014

Nick Ballew, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Gary G. Mittelbach
Dissertation Title: Fitness tradeoffs can contribute to the maintenance of variation in personality traits in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Andrea Bowling, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation Title: Landscape-level effects of weather and land cover on wild turkey abundance, productivity, and regional harvest potential

Sudarshan Chari, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department:
Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
Dissertation Title: Understanding the role of standing genetic variation in functional genetics and compensatory evolution

Michael DeNieu, 2014, Ph,D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
Thesis Title: Using experimental evolution in Drosophila melanogaster to test predictions about the adaptation of prey to a novel predator

Austin Dreyer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Shingleton
Dissertation Title: The causes and effects of genital hypoallometry in drosophila

Paige Howell, 2014, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Thesis Title: Genetic and phenotypic variation in the American marten (Martes americana) in the upper peninsula of Michigan

Marta Jarzyna, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation Title
: Macroecology of breeding birds of New York state. Influences of climate change, landscape matrix, and spatial scale

Colin Kremer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: Coexistence in temporally variable environments: eco-evolutionary perspectives

Colin Kremer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: Coexistence in temporally variable environments: eco-evolutionary perspectives

David Minor, 2014, MS
MSU Department:  Plant Biology
Advisor:  Zsofia Szendrei
Thesis title:  The effects of tree size, nutrient availability, competition, and masting synchrony on fruit production in tropical and temperate forests

Rob Morrison, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Zsofia Szendrei
Dissertation Title: Investigation of the tritrophic interactions of the asparagus miner (Ophiomyia simplex Loew; Diptera: Agromyzidae) and the influence of temperature on its population dynamics

Kristen Nolting, 2014, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:
Thesis Title: The role of phylogeny and niche differentiation in structuring species co-occurrence in the New Zealand Pittosporum (Pittospraceae)

Samuel Rossman, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Peggy H. Ostrom
Dissertation Title: The foraging ecology of bottlenose dolphins: insights into temporal, demographic, and individual variation

Anne Royer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jeffrey K. Conner
Dissertation Title: Mating system and the evolution of stamen morphology in the Brassicaceae

Nathan Snow, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation Title: Hotspots, underreporting, and dynamic space-time influences of wildlife-vehicle collisions

John Willis, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Michael B. Walters
Dissertation Title: Substrate effects on seedling dynamics in managed northern hardwood forests

Luis Zaman, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor
: Charles A. Ofria
Co-Advisor(s): Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Host-symbiont coevolution in digital and microbial systems