All Alumni Alphabetical

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.)

Shairah Abdul Razak, 2017, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation title:  Biotic and abiotic factors influence formation and ontogenic dynamics of molecularly defined gastro-intestinal microbial communities in Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
E-mail: abdulr16@msu.edu

Zhanna Abramovsky, 2003, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Thesis Title: Recovery of ecosystem processes after wildfire in Michigan jack pine forests

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

Cindy Adkins, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Anthropology
Advisor:  Jodie O'Gorman
Thesis title:  Introduction of Zea Mays into southwestern Michigan: A microenvironmental study of plant/human relationships 

Jameel Al-Haddad, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Frank W. Telewski
Dissertation Title: Influence of syringyl to guaiacyl ratio and gravity on growth responses and physical properties in genetically altered poplars (Populus tremula x P. alba)

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

Carlos Anderson, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barry L. Williams
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of adaptation and speciation: an experimental study in artificial life

Gretchen Anderson,k 2006, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Michael Jones
Thesis title:  Optimizing assessment of larval sea lampreys in the Great Lakes

Amy Angert, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Doug Schemske
Dissertation title:  The ecology and evolution of altitude range limits in monkey flowers

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

Ayres, Matt, 1991, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Dissertation title:  daptation and constraint in Papilio canadensis: Geographic variation in nutritional physiology and temperature

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

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

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

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)

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

Meredith Bartron, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Dissertation title:  Assessment of historical and contemporary genetic diversity of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Lake Michigan basin

Tyler Bassett, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation title:  The role of biodiversity in prairie restoration tests of theory and implications for management
E-mail: basset17@msu.edu

Puja Batra, 2002, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor:  Fred Dyer
Dissertation Title:  Foraging ecology of giant honey bees, Apis dorsata, in an Indian Forest

Kosha Baxi, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Heather Eisthen
Thesis title:  What does the vomeronasal system do? A critical analysis of the data 

Jeff Benefiel, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

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)

Timothy Bergsma, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  G. P. Robertson
Dissertation title: The relationship between denitrification and nitrous oxide flux from soil 

Michael Berney, 1994, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  George Bird
Dissertation title:  Studies on the population and community ecology of Heterodera corotae in Michigan

Kali Bird, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor:
Thesis Title: Generalist and specialist strategies of phosphorus acquisition by aquatic bacteria

Jeff Birdsley, 1998, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Thomas Getty
Dissertation title:  The evolution of ecological specialization in the tyrant flycatchers (Aves: tyrannidae)

Brett Blaauw, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title: Composition, size, and effectiveness of native plant conservation plantings for supporting beneficial insects

Brian Black, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Jeff Conner
Dissertation title:  The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in a natural wildflower population

Chris Blackwood, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  Eldor Paul
Dissertation title:  Spatial organization in soil bacterial communities

Julie Blanchong, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim Scribner
Dissertation title:  Genealogical relationships influence the probability of infection with bovine tuberculosis and microgeographic genetic structure in free-ranging white-tail deer

Julie Blanchong, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Nocturnal and diurnal rhythms in the unstriped Nile grass rat, Arvicanthis niloticus

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?

Janice Bossart, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Dissertation title:  Differential selection and adaptation in different host environments: Genotypic and phenotypic variation in host use traits in the tiger swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus L.

Kristin Bott, 2006, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Genetic analyses of dispersal, harvest mortality, and recruitment for remnant populations of Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens, in open-water and riverine habitats of Lake Michigan

Laura Boughton, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Linking plant communities to soil microbial communities and processes in old-fields

Bill Bowerman, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  John Giesy
Dissertation title:  Regulation of bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) productivity in the great lakes basin: An ecological and toxicological approach

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

Erin Boydston, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Socio-ecological determinants of space utilization patterns in the spotted hyena

Briana Brady, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Juli Wade
Thesis Title: Characterization of coexpression of scamp 1, BDNf and ER? in the juvenile zebra finch telencephalic vocal motor pathway

Valerie Brady, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Thomas Burton
Dissertation title:  Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in a great lakes coastal marsh: Population dynamics and effects on the invertebrates

Alicia Bray, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: James J. Smith
Dissertation Title: AFLP, mtDNA, and microsatellite analysis of emerald ash borer population structure from Asia and North America

Jonathan Brown, 1989, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  David Sloan WIlson
Dissertation title:  Specialization in Poecilochirus carabi, a phoret

Russell Brown, 1994, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  William Taylor
Dissertation title:  Reproduction, early life history, and recruitment of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordaz) in St. Martin Bay, Lake Huron

Eric Bruger, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Christopher M. Waters
Dissertation Title: Quorum sensing and the stabilization of cooperative behavior in Vibrio bacteria

Doug Bruggeman, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Michael Jones
Dissertation title:  Development of landscape equivalency analysis

Mara Bryan, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Weiming Li
Dissertation title:  Unusual sex steroids in lampreys

David Bryson, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The evolutionary potential of populations on complex fitness landscapes

Tyler Buchinger, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Weiming Li
Dissertation Title: Evolution of sea lamprey mating pheromones

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

Alita Burmeister, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation title:  Coevolutionary implications of envelope-mediated resistance to phage
E-mail: alita@msu.edu

Stephen Burr, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Evaluating emerald ash borer populations and the ash resources at three stages of infestation

Stephanie Bussema, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer

Scott Butterfield, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Botany
Advisor: Carolyn Malmstrom
Dissertation Title:  Enhancing rangeland sustainability with remote sensing and collaborative information exchange

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

Katy Califf, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: A genetic approach to understanding the evolutionary ecology of 2 hyena species

Andery Calkins, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Geological Sciences
Advisor:  Michael Gottfried
Thesis title:  Paleoecology of Hawaiian sub-fossil geese: Stable isotope analysis

Rosangela Canino-Koning, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Computer Science
Advisor:  Charles Ofria
Dissertation title:  Evolution and Evolvability of Changing Environments
eMail: caninoka@msu.edu

Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, 1996, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation Title: Acquisition of visual spatial memory on orientation and reorientation flights in the honey bee

Brendan Carson, 2013, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Thesis Title: The biological control of spotted knapweed and conservation of associated pollinator communities

Martha Case, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  John Giesley
Dissertation title:  Genetic diversity and evolutionary relationships within and among five Cypripedium (Orchidaceae) species: Inference from allozyme electrophoresis

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

Jessica Caton, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:
 Jen Owen
Thesis Title: Migratory behavior of captive blue-winged teals (Anas discors)

Jessica Caton, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jen Owen
Thesis Title: Migratory behavior of captive blue-winged teals (Anas discors)

Michael Cavigelli, 1998, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  Phil Robertson
Dissertation title: Ecosystem consequences and spatial distribution of soil microbial community structure 

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

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

Kendra Cheruvelil, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Orlando Soranno
Dissertation title:  Examining lakes at multiple spatial scales: predicting fish growth, macrophyte cover and lake physio-chemical variables

Leslie Cieplechowicz, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard Snider
Thesis title:  Asian wild horse (Equus ferus) care manual
E-mail: cieplech@msu.edu

M. Sean Clark, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Stuart Gage
Dissertation title:  An evaluation of domestic chickens and geese as biological control agents for insect pests and weeds

Carl Cloock, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Dissertation title:  ssive mimicry in the pirate spider, Minetus notius

Katherine Coady, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  John Giesy
Dissertation title:  An investigation into the mechanism of action of atrazine and its effects on developing Rana clamitans and Xenopus leavis

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

Brian Connelly, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Philip K. McKinley
Dissertation Title: Ecological effects on the evolution of cooperative behaviors

Jessica Cook, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Andy Jarosz
Thesis title:  Effects of pollen limitation, resource limitation, and disease on the reproductive biology and growing season of Arisaema triphllum

Vaughn Cooper, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title: Consequences of ecological specialization in long-term evolving populations of Escherichia coli 

Andrea Corbett, 1998, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Root responses to nutrient heterogeneity: A comparison of dominant and subordinate species from old-fields

Alejandro Costamagna, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Doug Landis
Dissertation title:  Do varying natural enemy assemblages impact Aphis glycines population dynamics?

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

Richard Cowles, 1998, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Jim Miller
Dissertation title:  Manipulating oviposition of Delia antiqua (Meigen): A stimulo-deterrent diversionary approach

Andrew Crosby, 2017, Ph.D
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation title:  Conserving Avian Biodiversity on Managed Forest Landscapes
E-mail: crosbya1@msu.edu

Leslie Curren, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Competition and cooperation among males in a sex role-reversed mammal, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Kari Dammerman, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting adult reproductive biology and early life stage development of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Beth Dankert, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Dan Herms
Thesis title:  Effects of defoliation, drought, and fertilization on the expression of paper birch and sugar maple resistance to insect folivores

Benjamin Dantzer, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Andrew McAdam
Co-Advisor(s): Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Adaptive endocrine and behavioral responses of free-living red squirrels to environmental variation

Tara Darcy-Hall, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title: Linking gradients of predators and productivity to the composition and limitation of benthic algal communities

Anita Davelos Baines, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Andrew Jarosz
Dissertation title:  Double-stranded RNA mediated recovery of the American Chestnut population: A demographic analysis

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

Angela De Palma-Dow, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Thesis Title: The relative roles of dispersal and establishment for shaping aquatic macrophyte diversity and community structure among the inland lakes of Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA

Andrea Dechner, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
E-mail: dechners (at) msu (dot) edu

Patrick DeHaan, 2003, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Demographic and life history characteristics of remnant lake sturgeon populations in the upper Great Lakes basin: Inferences based on genetic analyses

Randy DeJong, 1997, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Patrick Muzzall
Thesis title:  Hemosporid parasite communities of waterfowl (Anatidae) from Kellogg Biological Station and Douglas Lake, Michigan

Maria Delgado Aquije, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Thesis Title: Impact of pathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella on the intestinal microbiota of white-tailed deer and cattle sharing an agroecosystem

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

Jonathan Deroba, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: James R. Bence
Dissertation Title: How many are there and how many can we kill? Improving catch per effort indices of abundance and evaluating harvest control rules for lake whitefish in the Great Lakes

Micaleila Desotelle, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation title:  The impacts of algal subsidies from a run-of-river reservoir on downstream food webs and nutrient availability, and the implications of a diluted bitumen spill on the Kalamazoo River
E-mail: desotell@msu.edu

Leslie Dethlefsen, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor:  Thomas Schmidt
Dissertation title:  Translational power differs between bacteria pursuing different ecological strategies

Garret Dettmann, 2017, M.S.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Dave MacFarlane
Thesis title:  Evaluating inter and intra specific variation in leaf mass and area
E-mail: dettman4@msu.edu

Jeff Dickinson, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation title:  How do bees compute the position of the sun?  Alternative representations

Stephanie Dloniak, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Socioendocrinology of spotted hyenas: patterns of androgen and glucocorticoid excretion in a unique social system

Stephanie Dloniak, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Socioendocrinology of spotted hyenas: patterns of androgen and glucocorticoid excretion in a unique social system

Norine Dobiesz, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  James Bence
Dissertation title:  An evaluation of the role of top piscivores in the fish community of the main basin of Lake Huron

Nathan Dorn, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Effects of omnivorous crayfish on fish populations and the structure of littoral communities

Hope Draheim, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Landscape genetics of black bears (Ursus americanus) in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan, USA

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

Natalie Dubois, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Dissertation title:  Opportunities for polygymy and reproductive investment decisions in house wrens

Jeff Dudycha, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Alan Tessier
Dissertation title:  The evolutionary ecology of senescence in Daphnia

Megan Duffy, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Alan Tessier/Jeff Conner
Dissertation title:  Evolutionary and community ecology of parasitism in Daphnia

Brian Dunphy, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  The multiple-stemmed growth form of trees in a subtropical dry forest

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)

Rachael Eaton, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
E-mail: eatonrac@msu.edu

Sarah Emery, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Population and community approaches to understanding invasion in grasslands

Anne Engh, 2002, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Integrative Biology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  The causes and consequences of social rank in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Jeff Evans, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Developing demographic models to inform selection of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) biological control agents

Danielle Fegan, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
Thesis Title: Plan B

Paola Ferreri, 1995, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  William Taylor
Dissertation title: Role of compensatory mechanisms in the population dynamics of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in the U.S. waters of Lake Superior 

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

Cathy Fiegel, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Harold Prince
Dissertation title:  Genetic heterogeneity and differentiation resulting from sichuan pheasant (Phasianus colchicus strauchi) introduction in southern Michigan

Andrew Flies, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Ecology and immune function in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

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)

Brian Foster, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Plant competition and diversity in relation to productivity in old-field plant communities

Erik Foster, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Edward Walker
Thesis title:  Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi in Southwest Michigan: population ecology and verification of a geographic risk model

Steven Fradkin, 1992, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Donald Hall
Thesis title:  Induced interference and exploitative competition upon rotifer community structure

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

Masanori Fujimoto, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Terence L. Marsh
Dissertation Title: Microbial succession on the lake sturgeon egg surface: Mechanisms shaping the microbial community assembly during succession and the effect of microbial successional processes on host life history traits

Erica Garcia, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Regional coexistence and local dominance in Chaoborus: species sorting along a predation gradient

Joseph Gathman, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Dissertation title:  Abiotic and biotic influences on aquatic invertebrate community in a Lake Huron coastal wetland

Vesna Gavrilovic, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Jim Smith
Dissertation title:  Documenting the history of speciation in Rhagoletis zephyria (Diptera: Tephritidae) using molecular markers

Kevin Geedey, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Alan Tessier
Dissertation title:  Seasonal clonal succession in Daphnia pulicaria populations

John Genet, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Thesis title:  The diversity and abundance of termites (Isoptera) in a fragmented subtropical dry forest landscape

Kristen Genet, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Dissertation title:  Status and distribution of frogs and toads in southern Michigan: population trends and the influence of habitat and landscape characteristics

Phil Gerrish, 1998, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Dynamics of mutation and selection in asexual populations

Merritt Gillilland, 2002, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Thesis title:  Microhabitat analysis of bass tapeworm, Proteocephalus ambloplitis, infrapopulations in four species of centrarchids from Gull Lake, Michigan

Merritt Gillilland, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  James Atkinson
Dissertation title:  Dispersal ecology and control of the invasive land snail Cepaea menoralis (L. 1758), from Ingham County, Michigan

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

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

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

Heather Govenor, 1998, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Dan Helms/Mark Scriber
Thesis title:  Light, nutrient availability, and defoliation effects on resource acquisition, resource allocation, and herbivore resistance in paper birch and sugar maple

A. Stuart Grandy, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  G. P Robertson
Dissertation title:  Ecosystem consequences of aggregation following soil disturbance

Dina Grayson, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Fred Dyer
Thesis title:  The role of optic versus metabolic odometry in honey bee foraging energetics

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

David Green, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Anthropogenic disturbance, ecological change, and wildlife conservation at the edge of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem

Julia Greenberg, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Developmental flexibility in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta): The role of maternal and anthropogenic effects
E-mail: greenb84@msu.edu

Khara Greiger, 2003, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Spatial and temporal patterns of Pinus nigra spread in four Lake Michigan sand dune habitats

Michael Grillo, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of adaptation in Oryza and Arabidopsis

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

Piera Groux, 1998, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Mark Scriber
Thesis title:  Testing the "cold pocket" hypothesis: Oviposition preference of the Canadian tiger swallowtail

Knute Gundersen, 2018, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title:  Implications of habitat restoration for bumble bee population dynamics, foraging ecology, and epidemiology
E-mail: gunder37@msu.edu

Heather Hallen-Adams, 2002, Ph.D.
MSU Department: 
Department of Botany
Advisor: Gerald Adams
Dissertation title:  Studies in amatoxin-producing genera of fungi: Phylogenetics and toxin distribution

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

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

Chris Hamm, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Natural hostory and conservation genetics of the federally endangered Mitchell's Satyr butterfly, Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii

Patrick Hanly, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Gary G. Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  "The maintenance and generation of freshwater diversity from the local to the global scale"
E-mail: hanlypat@msu.edu

Joseph Harsh, 2003, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Joshua Haslun, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Nathaniel Ostrom
Dissertation Title: Identification of local adaptation in porites astereoides inhabiting the Florida reef tract: biotic; stress, a disregarded force of change affecting coral reefs

Loren Hayes, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Richard Hill
Thesis title: House mouse (Mus domesticus) habitat use and response to repeated harvests in the agricultural landscape

Dan Herms, 1991, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  William Mattson
Dissertation title:  Variation in resource allocation patterns of paper birch: Evidence of physiological trade-offs among growth, reproduction and defense

Alex Hernandez, 1997, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Patrick Muzzall
Thesis title:  Seasonal patterns in the biology of Eubothrium salvelini infecting brook trout and slimy sculpin from Sweetwater Creek, Michigan

Mike Higgins, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor: Richard Merritt
Dissertation title:  Invertebrate trophic relationships in temporary woodland ponds in Michigan

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

Karen Hokanson, 1995, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Horticulture
Advisor:  James Hancock
Dissertation title: The consequences of polyploidy on inbreeding depression in Vaccinium (blueberry) species

Karen Hokanson, 1995, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Horticulture
Advisor:  James Hancock
Dissertation title:  The consequences of polyploidy on inbreeding depression in Vaccinium (blueberry) species

Stan Hokanson, 1995, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Horticulture
Advisor:  James Hancock
Dissertation title:  Risk assessment of transgenic plants: Evaluation of border rows as a containment strategy for transgenic pollen and a comparison of pollen dispersal patterns for native and transgenes

Robert Hollister, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Pat Webber
Dissertation title: Response of tundra vegetation to temperature: Implications for forecasting vegetation change

Ellen Holste, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Dissertation Title: The role of mycorrhizal fungi and soil nutrients in tropical reforestation

Geoffrey Horst, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Orlando Sarnelle
Dissertation Title: Eco-physiology of the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa across nutrient gradients

Gregory Houseman, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Local and regional effects on plant diversity: the influence of species pools, colonizer traits and productivity

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

Shixi Hu, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Alan Tessier
Dissertation title:  Competition in a seasonal environment: Daphnia population dynamics and coexistence

Lisa Huberty, 1994, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Dominance, diversity, and resource competition in old-field plant communities

Casey Huckins, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Interpreting the functional relationships between morphology, feeding performance, diet and competitive ability in mollusciouvous sunfish

Lindsay Hunt, 2016, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Thesis Title: Effects of Pasture Dairy Farming on Grassland Bird Species in Southwest Michigan

Malcolm Itter, 2018, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Andrew O. Finley
Dissertation title:  The development and application of spatio-temporal methods to understand and predict broad-scale patterns of forest change
E-mail: ittermal@msu.edu

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

Nikhil Jaikumar, 2013, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
Dissertation Title: Perennial cereal crops for the cold temperate zone: agronomy, physiology, sink regulation and disease resistance

Joshua James, 2018, MS
MSU Department:  Forestry
Advisor: Jessica Meisel
Thesis title:  Short and long-term effects of prescribed fire on soil properties in a Pinus resinosa forest in Northern Minnesota 
E-mail:  jamesjo6@msu.edu                       

Christine Jarzomski, 1998, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Thesis title: Liana distribution and host relationships in some temperate versus tropical forest sites

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

John Jenkins, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Systematic studies of Rhagoletis and related genera (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Kelly Johnson, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Dissertation title:  Physiological adaptations associated with host specialization: Ecological implications for generalist and specialist Saturniid silkmo

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

Wendy Johnson, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Teacher Education
Advisor: Charles (Andy) Anderson
Dissertation title:  Supporting three-dimensional science learning: The role of curiousity-driven classroom discourse
Email:  john3062@msu.edu

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

Sara Kaiser, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Catherine Lindell
Thesis title:  Effect of proximity to forest edges on nestling growth and nest survival of wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) in Southwestern Michigan

Kathleen Kay, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Dug Schemske
Dissertation title:  The evolution of floral characters and reproductive isolation in neotropical Costus (Costaceae)

Brian Keas, 2002 Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Dissertation title:  Influence of water level on coastal wet meadow snail communities

Jessie Keith, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Alan Prather
Thesis title:  Monarda section Cheilyctis: patterns of speciation, endemism and implications on conservation 

Kane Keller, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation Title: Context-dependent effects of mutualisms on communities

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

Kristine Kern, 2003, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Thesis title:  The effect of mechanical perturbation on the conductivity, mechanical strength, and above ground biomass of seven hybrid poplars

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

Jason Kilgore, 2002, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Frank Telewski
Thesis title:  A dendroecological analysis of a long-term reforestation experiment in Grayling, Michigan

Dustin Kincaid, 2018, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation title:  Revealing the biogeochemistry and hydrodynamic exchange processes of flocculent sediments in shallow freshwaters
E-mail: kincai32@msu.edu

Lauren Kinsman-Costello, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation Title: Effects of water level fluctuations on phosphorus, iron, sulfur, and nitrogen cycling in shallow freshwater ecosystems

Anna Kirk, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title: From turtle populations to property values: The effects of lakeshore residential development and the invasive zebra mussel

Melissa Kjelvik, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Gary G. Mittelbach
Dissertation Title: The ecological consequences of foraging boldness in juvenile bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus)

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

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

Lesley Knoll, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Orlando Sarnelle
Thesis title:  Understanding zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) impacts on autotrophic and heterotrophic plankton in inland lake ecosystems

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

Ann Krause, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  William Taylor
Dissertation title:  The role of compartments in food-web structure and changes following biological invasions in southeast Lake Michigan

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

Cara Krieg, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Dissertation Title: The form and function of competitive traits in female house wrens (troglodytes aedon)

Isis Kuczaj, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jean I. Tsao
Dissertation Title: Variation in blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis questing behavior has implications for human Lyme disease risk in the eastern United States

Michael Kuczynski, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Dissertation Title: Individual and ecological sources of variation in sexual signals and mate choice

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

Amy Lark, 2006, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Heather Eisthen
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Raffica LaRosa, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jeffrey K. Conner
Dissertation Title: Floral evolution in milkweeds: evidence for selection past and present

Theresa Lauber, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Richard Hill
Thesis title:  Can the big bayou be saved? Water quality assessment and management recommendations for spring lake watershed, Ottawa and Muskegon counties, Michigan

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

Laura Lazarus, 2003, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Deborah McCullough
Thesis title:  Suitability of four conifer species for female oviposition and larval development of the white-spotted pine sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus (Say) (Coleoptera: Ceryambycidae)

Stephen LeDuc, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Dissertation Title: Soil nitrogen cycling and ectomycorrhizal community composition following disturbance in Michigan jack pine forests

Cheng-Yu Lee, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Brian Epperson
Dissertation title:  Space-time modeling and application to emerging infectious diseases

Lissa Leege, 1997, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Dissertation title:  The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: An introduced species becomes an invader

Christopher Lepczyk, 2002, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and WIldlife
Advisor:  Jack Liu
DIssertation title:  Effects of human activities on birds across landscapes in the Midwest

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

Mitchell Lettow, 2013, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Thesis Title: Oak savanna restoration: Effects of variable methods on habitat, flowering forbs and pollinator communities

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

Nora Lewin, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Mechanisms mediating life history traits in the spotted hyena

Christy Lewis, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Donald Hall
Thesis title:  Natural history, behavior and species composition of whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) in fish and fishless ponds

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

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

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

Amanda Lorenz, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor:
Thesis Title: The role of algae in the invasion ecology of the mosquito species Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Matthew Lundquist, 2013, MS
MSU Department
: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Zachary Huang
Thesis Title: The effect of nitrogen on the larval growth of the invasive mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus (Theobald)

Yining Luo, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Donald Straney
Dissertation title:  A systematic and biogeographic study of the bat genus Rhinolophus (chiroptera: Rhinolophadae)

Meera Iyer, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Richard Kobe
Dissertation title:  Root carbohydrate storage in temperate and tropical forest tree seedlings: inplications for species coexistence

Abigail Lynch, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor
: William W. Taylor
Dissertation Title: Designing a decision-support tool for harvest management of Great Lakes lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeafornis) in a changing climate

Emily Lyons, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Andrew Jarosz
Thesis title:  Geographic distribution of Silene latifolia and its anther-smut pathogen Microbotrym Violaceum in the eastern United States

Rohan Maddamsetti, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Population genomics of Escherichia coli in nature and the laboratory

Andrea Maguire, 2013, MS
MSU Department
: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Thesis Title: Depletion of non-structural carbohydrate reserves in temperate tree seedlings under stress

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

Megan Mahoney, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Laura Smale
Dissertation title:  Sex, surges, and circadian rhythms: The timing of reproductive events in a diurnal rodent

Kalina Manoylov, 2005, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Ecological and evolutionary strategies used by benthic diatoms to compete for nutrients

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

Jason Martina, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation Title: Invasive plant species impacts on carbon and nitrogen cycling in inland Michigan wetlands

Laura Marx, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Michael Walters
Dissertation title:  Substrate limitations to Tsuga canadensis and Betula alleghaniensis seedling establishment

Colleen Masterson, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Geological Sciences
Advisor:  Nathaniel Ostrom
Thesis title:  A seasonal investigation of energy transfer and food web structure of the deepwater sculpin (Myoxocephalus thompsoni) in Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan

Megan Matonis, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Michael B. Walters
Thesis Title: Multiple gap-stand and landscape-scale factors affect northen hardwood regeneration

Emily May, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Thesis Title: Wild bee community responses to farm management practices, wildflower restorations, and landscape composition

Robert McCann, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Edward D. Walker
Dissertation Title
: Determinants of malaria vector habitat use, spatial distribution, and community composition with a focus on environmental factors and insecticide-treated bed nets

Erica McConnell, 2003, MS
MSU Department: Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Melissa McCormick, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Spatial environmental variation: Within and among population effects in Danthonia spicata

Melissa McDonald, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Psychology
Advisor: Carlos D. Navarrete
Dissertation Title: Motivations for mate choice discrimination in an intergroup dating context

Terri McElhinny, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Dissertation Title: Morphological variation in a durophagous carnivore, the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

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

Charles McKeown, 2003, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Stuart Gage
Thesis title:  Quantifying the roles of competition and niche separation in native and exotic coccinellids, and their response to an exotic prey species

Laura McKinnon, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Female sociality in the common eider (Somateria mollissima)

Angela McMellen, 2001, MS
MSU  Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Catherine Lindell
Thesis title:  Nest-site selection and nesting ecology of the orange-billed nightingale-thrush (Catharus aurantiirostris) in southern Costa Rica

Mark McPeek, 1989, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Donald Hall
Dissertation title:  The determination of species composition in the Enallagma assemblages (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) of permanent lakes

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

Rodrigo Marcader, 2002, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Thesis title:  Phenophase dependent tolerance to foliar herbivory in grape vines, Vitis labrusca (L.) var. 'Niagara'

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

Justin Meyer, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Coevolution of bacterial-phage interactions

Shawna Meyer, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  David MacFarlane
Thesis title:   Plan B, no title

Lucas Michelotti, 2016, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Jessica R. Miesel
Dissertation Title: Source material and concentration of wildlife-produced pyrogenis carbon influence post-fire soil nutrient dynamics

Andrea Miehls (Jaeger), 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Co-Advisor(s): Andrew McAdam, Scott Peacor
Dissertation Title: Preventing predation: Evolution and adaptive plasticity in morphological defense of an invasive species

Beth Miller, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: Community composition and coexistance: The effects of temporal variation and environmental forcing on community trait distributions and diversity

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

Yue Ming, 1995, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Guy Bush
Dissertation title:  Characterization of the Ribosomal DNA of the genus Rhagoletis (diptera: Tephritidae) 

Masoud Mirmomeni, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
Dissertation Title: Evolution of cooperation in the light of information theory

Dusan Misevic, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Digital sex: causes and consequences of recombination

Anna Monfils, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Alan Prather
Dissertation title:  Phenotypes and floral variation: A phylogenetic approach

Claire Moore, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
Thesis: Plan B

Poco Moore, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Stephen Tonsor
Dissertation title:  Assessing the viability of the shifting balance process

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

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

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

Anita Morzillo, 2005
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Jack Liu
Dissertation title:  Integrating ecology and socio-economics for species restoration: Feasibility of a Louisiana black bear reintroduction in and around Big Thicket National Preserve, TX 

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

Eva Maria Muecke, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Determinants of age at dispersal & settlement patterns in the Belding's ground squirrel, Spermophilus beldingi

Eva-Maria Muecke, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Determinants of age at dispersal & settlement patterns in the Belding's ground squirrel, Spermophilus beldingi

Dennis Mullen, 1991, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Thomas Burton
Dissertation title:  Size related habitat use in a riffle dwelling fish: the longnose dace (Rhinicthys cataractae)

Margaret Murphy, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  John Giesy
Dissertation title:  The effects of atrazine on ranid frogs collected in Michigan

Rose-Marie Muzika, 1989, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Kurt Pregitzer
Dissertation title: Carbon allocation and secondary metabolites in Abies grandis as influenced by nitrogen fertilization and seed source

Jakob Nalley, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
Dissertation Title:  Optimizing the productivity and sustainability of algal biofuel systems: investigating the benefits of algal diversity and utilizing brewery wastewater for cultivation.
E-mail: nalleyja@msu.edu

Genevieve Nesslage, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Brian Maurer
Dissertation title:  Spatial structure and invasion success of populations undergoing range expansion: effects of dispersal strategy and landscape heterogeneity

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

Sifa Ephraim Ngasala, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Earth and Environmental Sciences
Advisor:  Michael D. Gottfried
Dissertation title:  The biogeography of Lungfishes with a description of new fossil taxa from East Africa

Joshua Nixon, 2005, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Laura Smale
Dissertation Title: Anatomy and function of orexin-containing neurons in day- and night-active animals

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)

Emily Norton, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Dissertation Title: From turtle populations to property values: The effects of lakeshore residential development and the invasive zebra mussel

Doug Novinger, 1995, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Thomas Coon
Thesis title:  Behavioral, physiological and morphological similarity among populations of redside dace, a threatened species in Michigan

Brian Noyle, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Botany
Advisor:  Pat Webber
Dissertation title: The vegetation and a landsat assisted land cover map of the Barrow region, northern Alaska 

Robert Olendorf, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Getty
Dissertation title:  Cooperation in red-winged blackbirds: Niceness, cheating, grudges in "dear enemy" relationships

Mark Olson, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title: Mixed competition/predation interactions in size-structured fish communities 

Randal Olson, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
Dissertation Title: Elucidating the evolutionary origins of collective animal behavior

Gabriel Ording, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Thesis title:  Island populations and trait comparisons of tiger swallowtail butterflies, P. canadensis, in the Great Lakes region

Elizabeh Ostrowski, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Adaptation and specialization in biological and digital organisms

William Paddock, 2006, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Thesis title:  Explaining patterns of mortality following severe drought in a chaparral shrub community

Kevin Page, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Genetic diversity and interrelationships of wild and hatchery lake trout in the upper Great Lakes: Inferences for broodstock management and development of restoration strategies

Anuragg Pakanati, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor:
Dissertation Title: Structure and evolutionary dynamics in fitness landscapes

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

Dylan Parry, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Dan Herms/Mark Scriber
Dissertation title: Induced responses of poplars to defoliation and their effects on leaf-feeding Lepidoptera 

Alison Pearks Wilkerson, 1995, MS
MSU Department:  Departmnt of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Scott Winterstein
Thesis title: The effect of habitat manipulation on avian populations and vegetation composition on conservation reserve program fields in Gratiot County, Michigan 

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

Jeffrey Pierce, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Frank W. Telewski
Thesis Title: The effects of increased syringyl to guaiacyl lignin monomer ratios on xylem hydraulic properties in hybrid Poplar (Populus tremula x P. alba)

Laura Planck, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Thesis Title: Romote sensing to moniter monotypic weed patches in semi-arid grasslands

Amanda Posto, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Alan Prather
Thesis title:  The reproductive biology and taxanomic origin of Michigan monkey-flower, Minulus glabratus var. michiganensis

Brenda Pracheil, 2006, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Patrick Muzzall
Thesis title:  Parasites of juvenile bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus and young-of-the-year largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides from Three Lakes II and Gull Lake, Michigan

David Raikow, 2002, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Steve Hamilton
Dissertation title:  How the feeding ecology of native and exotic mussels affects freshwater ecosystems

Mercedes Ramirez, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Thesis Title: Vision as a sensory modality in the honey bee dance language

Ian Ramjohn, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Dissertation title:  The role of disturbed Caribbean dry forest fragments in the survival of native plant diversity

Charlotte Reemts, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  Temperate diciduous forest fragments: edge effects, invasion by non-native, and long-term change in mature forest structure

Jessica Rettig, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Interactions in a stage-structured species: Impacts of adult bluegill on larval growth and survival

Alycia Reynolds-Lackey, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Janette Boughman
Dissertation Title: Speciation in stickleback fish: interactions between sexual selection and ecology can make or break species

Allison Rober, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Regulation of algal structure and function in northern boreal wetlands

Robert Lawrence, 1990, Ph.D.
MSU Department: 
Entomology
Advisor:  William Mattson
Dissertation title:  Phenological variation in the susceptibility of white spruce to the spruce budworm

Lance Roberts, 2009, PhD
MSU Department
: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Dissertation Title: Improving wildlife habitat model performance: sensitivity to scale and detail of vegetation measurements

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

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

Benjamin Roller, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor:
Dissertation Title: Life histories of bacteria: genomic foundations and ecological implications

Michael Rondinelli, 1992, MS
MSU Department:   Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Donald Hall
Thesis title:  Predation by three dominant macroinvertebrates in a southcentral Michigan marsh

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

Heather Rowe, 1998, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Cathy Bristow
Thesis title:  Effects of habitat succession on population and reproduction of the Allegheny mound ant

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

Danny Rozen, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  RIch Lenski
Dissertation title:  The evolution of a balanced polymorphism in a long-term laboratory population of Escherichia coli

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

Heather Sahli, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Jeff Conner
Dissertation title:  Generalization in plant pollination systems and its effect on floral evolution within and among populations of wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

Briana Salas (Hauff), 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Peggy H. Ostrom
Dissertation Title: The response of symbiotic zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity and gene expression to stress in geographically distinct reefs

Sharon Schapel, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Tom Coon
Dissertation title:  Relationships between coastal wetland habitat and young of the year fish community characteristics, distribution, and growth

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

Jorden Schossau, 2017, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
Dissertation title: Evolution of decision-making systems
E-mail: jory@msu.edu

Gary Schott, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Andrew Jarosz
Dissertation title:  The nature of infertility and response to inbreeding in blueberries

Jessica Schrader (St. John), 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Laura Smale
Dissertation Title: Plasticity in the circadian system: changing rhythms in reproducing female rodents

Laura Schreeg, 2002, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Richard Kobe
Thesis title:  Do differences in soil resource availability affect forest composition in northern lower Michigan? A field investigation of seedling growth, survival and morphology

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

Amy Schueller, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Daniel Hayes
Dissertation Title: Interactions between demographic stochasticity and genetic integrity of lake sturgeon populations

Marissa Schuh, 2016, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Thesis Title: Influence of switchgrass ecotype, cultivar, & planted stand diversity on herbivores, natural enemy communities, and biological control in bioenergy cropping systems

Elizabeth Schultheis, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation Title: The role of biotic interactions in biological invasions

Anne Marie Scott, 2018, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Weiming Li
Dissertation title:  Characterization and disruption of sea lamprey sex pheromone communication
E-mail: scottan7@msu.edu

Emily Scott, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Dissertation Title: Dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) cycling in northern hardwood forests of Michigan, USA

Nancy Seefelt, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Don Hall
Dissertation title:  Foraging ecology, bioenergetics and predatory impact of breeding double-crested cormorant (Pholacrocorax auritus) in the Beaver Archipelago, Northen Lake Mich.

Megan Shave, 2017, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Dissertation title:  Evaluating the conservation and agricultural applications of orchard nest boxes for a declining raptor
E-mail: shavemeg@msu.edu

Kathryn Shaw, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Variation among spotted hyenas in three personality traits

Iurii Shcherbak, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: G. Philip Robertson
Dissertation Title: Production and Movement of N2O in the Full Soil Profile

Kristin Sherfinski, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Thesis title:  The ecology of interdunal wetpannes and the potential effects of the introduced Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on their hydrology and vegetation

Rainy Shorey, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Dissertation title:  Phylogeographies of Snow, Ross's, Canada, and Cackling Geese: Defining spatial structure of biological diversity

Michaet Siefkes, 2003, PH.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Weiming Li
Dissertation title:  Characterization of a male sea lamprey sex pheromone

Nathan Siegert, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Deborah McCullough
Dissertation title:  Meteorological factors affecting the success of the gypsy moth fungal pathogen Entomophaga maimaiga (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) in Michigan

Ed Siuda, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Heather Eisthen
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Nicholas Skaff, Ph.D., 2018
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Dissertation title:  Blood in the water: wetlands, wet spells, and drought regulate mosquito-borne disease transmission at multiple scales
E-mail: skaffnic@msu.edu

Jennifer Skillen, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Brian Maurer
Dissertation title:  Landscape structure and the biological diversity of the North America avifauna

Robert Skillen, 2005, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Barbara Lundrigan
Thesis title:  Changes in the distribution of Michigan's flying squirrels

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

Michelle Smith, 2004, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Catherine Lindell
Thesis title:  Edge effects on avian and mammalian nest predator relative abundance and species richness

Peter Smith, 1992, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Susan Kalisz
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

RIchard Smith, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Kay Gross
Dissertation title:  Agroecosystem diversity: Impacts on weed communities and crop yield

Sarah Smith, MS, 2009
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
Thesis title:  Revision of Camptocerus dejean (Coleoptere: Curculionidae: Scolytinea) with notes on its biology
Email: smith462@msu.edu

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

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

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

Joshua Springer, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
Dissertation Title: Influence of mycoviruses on the population structure of the chestnut blight pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica and recovery of American chestnuts, Castanea dentata

Christine Sprunger, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
Dissertation Title: Root production and soil carbon accumulation in annual, perennial, and diverse cropping systems

Kurt Stanley, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor: Peter Murphy
Dissertation title:  The structure, composition, and hydrology of wet meadow plant communities fringing Saginaw Bay (Lake Huron)

Katherine Steensma, 2012, MS
MSU Department:
Advisor:
Thesis Title: Foraging behavior of dairy cattle in a pasture-based system with automated milking

Chris Steiner, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Seasonal succession and variable Daphnia dominance in fishless ponds: Ecological determinants and ecosystem consequences

Lisa Stelzner, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Thesis: Plan B

Roger Strand, 1996, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomolgy
Advisor:  Richard Merritt
Dissertation title:  Landscape alteration effects on lotic invertebrate ecology

Craig Stricker, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Dissertation title:  Natural lake level declines in a Great Lakes coastal marsh: Effects on hydrochemistry, resource availability, and invertebrates 

Aram Stump, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Mark Scriber
Thesis title: Lack of cryptic reproductive isolation between Papilio canadensis and Papilio glaucus; and population genetics near their hybrid zone

Allison Sussman, 2017, M.S.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elise Zipkin
Thesis title:  Assessing waterbird hotspots for conservation and management in the Great Lakes
E-mail: sussman7@msu.edu

Tomomi Suwa, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation Title: The role of resource mutualism in plant response and adaptation to abiotic environments

Eli Swanson, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Evolution and Development of Body Size in the Spotted Hyena

Tracy Swem, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Gary J. Roloff
Thesis title:  Prescribed fire effects on Eastern Box Turtles in Southwest Michigan
E-mail: swemtrac@msu.edu

Sara Syswerda (Parr), 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: G. Philip Robertson
Dissertation Title: Ecosystem services across a management intensity gradient in southwest Michigan

Emily Szalai, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  James Bence
Dissertation title:  Uncertainty in alewife (Alosa psuedoharengus) and bloater (coregonus hoyi) population dynamics and its effects on salmonine stocking strategies in Lake Michigan

Micaela Szykman, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Sexual behavior and male mate choice in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

David Tank, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Tao Sang
Thesis title:  Evolution and phylogenetic utility of low-copy nulear genes: Examples from conifers and peonies

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)

Jeff Taylor, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Richard Hill
Thesis title:  Roost-site and habitat selection of the long-legged Myotis in a managed landscape on the east slopes of the Cascade range

Ryan Taylor, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Quantitative genetics, selection, mate choice and red squirrel behavior in a fluctuating environment

Nicholas Testa, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
Dissertation title:  The developmental and molecular-genetic mechanisms of sexual size and shape dimorphism in Drosophila melanogaster
E-mail: testanic@msu.edu

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)

Eric Thobaben, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Steve Hamilton
Dissertation title:  Linking plant communities and environmental variables in southwest Michigan wetlands

Mridul Thomas, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
Dissertation Title: The effects of temperature on the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of phytoplankton

Timothy Tibbetts, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Dissertation title:  Evolution and phylogenetic utility of low-copy nulear genes: Examples from conifers and peonies

Andrew Tluczek, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Influences of host vigor on larval distribution, development, and mortality of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptere: Buprestidae) in North America

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

Mark Tran, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard W. Hill
Dissertation Title: The use of olfactory foraging cues by intertidal hermit crabs

Michael Travisano, 1993, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Adaptation and divergence in experimental populations of the bacterium Escherichia coli: The roles of environment, phylogeny and chance

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

Caroline Turner, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Experimental evolution and ecological consequences: New niches and changing stoichiometry

Julie Wolfe Turner, 2018, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation title: Social development and its influence on adult traits in the spotted hyena
E-mail: turne239@msu.edu

Paul Turner, 1995, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title:  Associations between bacteria and conjugative plasmids: Model systems for testing evolutionary theory

Stacy Umstatter, 1999, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  James Tiedje
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Stacy Umstatter, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Advisor:  James Tiedje
Dissertation title:  Accelerated microbial degradation of carbofuran in soils

Don Uzarski, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Tom Burton
Dissertation title:  Community metabolism in Michigan rivers: Effects of including hyporheic sediments in estimates of production/respiration (P/R) ratios

Ray Valley, 2000, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Mary Bremigan
Thesis title:  The indirect effects of herbicide control of Eurasian watermilfoil on largemouth bass recruitment

Skip Van Bloem, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Peter Murphy
Dissertation title:  Multiple scale patterns in growth and structure of subtropical dry forests: soils, trees, and hurricanes

Russell Van Horn, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation title: Behavioral and genetic consequences of dispersal in the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

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

Farida Vasi Attar, 2000, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Rich Lenski
Dissertation title: Population growth, dynamics and evolution in Escherichia coli: Theoretical and experimental studies

Steven Vieira, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor: Don Beaver
Dissertation title:  The interaction of nest predation and brood parasitism: Factors and consequences of re-nesting in songbirds

Anya Vostinar, Ph.D., 2017
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation title: Suicide, signals, and symbionts:  Evolving cooperation in agent-based systems
E-mail: anyaejo@msu.edu

Corine Vriesendorp, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Forestry
Advisor:  Richard Kobe
Dissertation title:  Maintenance of diversity in a neotropical seedling community

Sofia Wahaj, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Multiple scale patterns in growth and structure of subtropical dry forests: soils, trees, and hurricanes

Erin Walaszczyk, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Weiming Li
Dissertation Title: Pheromone modulation of locomotor rhythmicity in adult femalesea lamprey

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

Bess Walker, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The evolution of digital communities under limited resources

John Wallace, 1997, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Richard Merritt
Dissertation title:  Larval feeding ecology of Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Say) and An. Punctipennis (Say) in south central Michigan ponds

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

Nathaniel Walton, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title: The role of natural enemies in pest management of codling moth (Cydia pomonella [L.]) in organic apple orchards in Michigan

Nathaniel Walton, MS, 2009
MSU Department:  Entomology
Advisor:  Rufus Isaacs
Thesis title: Habitat management using native flowering perennials to increase beneficial insects in Michigan highbush blueberry

Yi-Kuang Wang, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation title:  Ecological assessment of human disturbance on stream ecosystems with algae

Zhonglei Wang, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David W. MacFarlane
Dissertation Title: An integrative theory of bio-energetic growth, mortality and evolutionary optimization

Justin Waraniak, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim Scribner
Thesis TItle: Barcoding, metabarcoding, and experimental analyses of community dynamics and environmental conditions affecting predation of larval lake sturgeon in the Black River, Michigan

Lorna Watt, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske

Lorna Watt, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:  Doug Schemske
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

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

Sarah Wegener, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Heather L. Eisthen
Thesis title:  Transmissibility and localization of tetrodotoxin in the rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
E-mail: wegene12@msu.edu

Cynthia Wei, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Fred Dyer
Dissertation title:  Investing in learning: studies of learning flights in honeybees, Apil mellifera

Emily Weigel, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Janette Boughman
Dissertation Title: The effects of social experience on sexual selection in Threespine Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Kileigh Welshofer (Browning), 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Phoebe Zarnetske
Thesis title: Examining Exotic Plant Success in a Warmer World
E-mail: brown54@msu.edu

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

Brad White, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Richard Hill
Thesis title:  The ontogeny of brown adipose tissue in Microtus ochrogaster in various thermal and social environments

Jeff White, 1999, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Tao Sang
Dissertation title:  Rarity and the phylogeography of the large-flowered Piptolobi of Astragalus L. (Fabaceae)

Jeff White, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Orlando Sarnelle
Dissertation Title: Trait and environmental variation mediate the interaction between a harmful phytoplanker and an invasive grazer

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

Stefanie Whitmire, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Steve Hamilton
Dissertation title:  Biogeochemical functions of wetlands in southwestern 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

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

Bronwyn Williams, 2006, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Kim Scribner
Thesis title:  Applications of genetic methods in furbearer management and ecology: case studies of fishers, American martens and bobcats

Rachel Williams, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: L. Alan Prather

Sean Williams, 2017, Ph.D. 
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Dissertation title:  Behavioral Ecology of Amazonian Mixed-species Flocks

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

Todd Wills, 2002, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Mary Bremigan
Thesis title:  Evaluation of habitat enhancement structures in four reservoirs of the Au Sable River, Michigan

Alan Wilson, 2001, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Orlando Sarnelle
Thesis title:  Complex interactions between zebra mussels and their planktonic prey

Jeff Winston, 2002, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Don Hall
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Ann Winters, 2006, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Graham Hickling
Thesis title:  Rodenticide use and secondary poisoning risks to non-target wildlife in Central Mongolia
 

Michael Wiser, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: An analysis of fitness in long-term asexual evolution experiments

Jeremy Wojdak, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  Gary Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  Species interactions and the functioning of pond ecosystems

Megan Woltz, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Relationships between landscape structure, coccinellid activity density, and soybean aphid suppression in soybean

Carrie Woodrum, 2002, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Botany
Advisor:  Frank Ewers
Thesis title:  Hydraulic, biomechanical and anatomical study of xylem from five tree species of Acer

Timothy Work, 1996, MS
MSU Department:  Department of Entomology
Advisor:  Deb McCullough
Thesis title:  The impact of severe gypsy moth defoliation on native insects in two northern Michigan ecosystems

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

Liu Yang, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
Thesis Title: Genetic structure of pinyon pine beetle (Isp confurus) during an outbreak

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

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

Lei Zheng, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Department of Zoology
Advisor:  R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation title:  Assessing wetlands and their restoration using algae

Jing Zhou, 2017, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard Snider
Dissertation title:  Captive welfare design of Red Pandas (Ailurus fulgens)
E-mail: zhouji10@msu.edu

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

Chad Zirbel, 2018, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
Dissertation title:  Interpreting variation in restoration outcomes: Functional traits shape community assembly and ecosystem functioning
E-mail: zirbelch@msu.edu