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Arizona Theses and Dissertations

  • Ochoa, A. 2017. Population genomics/genetics of endangered and vulnerable wildlife: the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) and the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx).
  • Erin Vaughn. PhD Dissertation. Conservation Genetics and Epigenetics of Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Brizendine, M. E. 2016. Use of ultrasonic imaging to evaluate egg maturation of humpback chub Gila cypha. Master's Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • Perez, C. R. 2016. Relationship between American Fisheries Society standard fish sampling techniques and environmental DNA (eDNA) for characterizing fish presence, relative abundance, biomass and species composition in Arizona standing waters. Master's Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • Chase Voirin. Masters Thesis. Exploring techniques to investigate mule deer diet composition on the Navajo Nation. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Seafha Ramos. PhD Dissertation. Hlkelonah ue Meygeytohl: Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Wildlife Conservation and An Interdisciplinary Approach to Culturally Sensitive Research with the Yurok Tribe.
  • Ulibarri, R. M. 2016. Habitat Suitability Criteria for Zuni Bluehead Sucker Catostomus discobolus yarrowi and Navajo Nation Genetic Subunit Bluehead Sucker Catostomus discobolus and Comparison of AFS standard snorkeling techniques to eDNA sampling techniques. Master's Thesis. University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Feuerbacher, O. L. 2015. Development of methods and technologies for captive propagation of Devils Hole Pupfish. MS Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Shannon E. McNeil. Masters Thesis. Population genetic diversity and structure in yellow-billed cuckoos across a fragmented landscape.
  • Svancara, C. M. 2015. Human dimensions of endangered species conservation: Southwestern ranchers’ concerns about jaguar (Panthera onca) critical habitat designation and interest in conservation incentives. MS. Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

  • Ashwin Naidu. PhD Dissertation. Where mountain lions traverse: insights from landscape genetics in southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. University of Arizona
  • Matt Goode. PhD Dissertation. Conservation genetics of the tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris) in the context of long-term ecological data. University of Arizona.
  • Taylor Edwards. PhD Dissertation. A biogeographic perspecitve of speciation among desert tortoises in the genus Gopherus. University of Arizona
  • Ruggirello, Jack E. 2014. Spawning Ecology and Captive Husbandry of Endangered Moapa Dace. MS. Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Chaudoin, A. L. 2014. Video and visual surveys of spawning in Devils Hole pupfish Cyprinodon diabolis. MS. Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Clark Barkalow, S. L. 2014. Effects of suspended sediment exposure on Yaqui chub Gila purpurea. MS. Thesis, University of Arizona
  • Petre, S. J. 2014. Habitat suitability criteria for Apache trout Oncorhynchus gilae apache and virile crayfish Orconectes virilis. MS. Thesis, University of Arizona,
  • Michelle Crabb. Masters Thesis. Genetic sampling method to estimate black bear abundance in southeast Arizona. University of Arizona
  • Robert Fitak. PhD Dissertation. Conservation genomics of the endangered Mexican wolf and de novo SNP marker development in pumas using next-generation sequencing. University of Arizona
  • Ely Jennett. MS Thesis. Genetic characterization of the invasive Quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) in Southwestern US lakes. University of Arizona
  • Dillon, K. 2013. Ecological Causes of Elevational Gradients in Avian Clutch Size. M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Price, J. E. 2013. Potential methods to cool streams containing Apache trout in the White Mountains of Arizona and implications for climate change. MS. Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • Sarah Rinkevich. PhD Dissertation. Population size, diet, and cultural significance of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. University of Arizona.
  • Adrian Munguia-Vega. PhD Dissertation. Habitat fragmentation in the Santa Domingo Valley, Baja California Sur, Mexico and its effects on the genetic structure of endemic vertebrates with contrasting dispersal behavior. University of Arizona
  • Karla Pelz-Serrano. PhD Dissertation. Molecular phylogeography of the American beaver (Castor canadensis): implications for management and conservation. University of Arizona
  • Mapula, J. A. 2011. Relationship between food type and growth and survival of larval hybrid Devils Hole pupfish. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Judith Ramirez. Masters Thesis. Population genetic structure of the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) in Arizona and Mexico. University of Arizona.
  • Recsetar, M. S. 2011. Thermal tolerance of Apache trout at various life stages. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Macias-Duarte, A. 2011. Change in Migratory Behavior as a Possible Explanation of Burrowing Owl Population Declines in Northern Latitudes. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Arizona.
  • Borgmann, K. L. 2010. Mechanisms underlying intra-seasonal variation in the risk of avian nest predation: implications for breeding phenology. Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Sontz, E. A. 2010. Spawning and culture of headwater chub (Gila nigra) and roundtail chub (Gila robusta). Master's Thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Decker, K. 2009. Seasonal decline in clutch size: A test of six alternative hypotheses. M.S. Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Steckler, S. E. 2009. Effects of vocal behavior on brood parasitism of Arizona Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii arizonae). M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Angela Cora Varas. PhD Dissertation. Conservation genetics of black bears in Arizona and northern Mexico. University of Arizona.
  • Ashwin Naidu. Masters Thesis. Genetic analysis of mountain lion (Puma concolor) feces from KOFA National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. University of Arizona.
  • Samia Carrillo-Percastegui. Masters Thesis. Molecular scatology to assess and compare diet composition in two sympatric felid species: puma (Puma concolor) and bobcat (Lynx rufus). University of Arizona.
  • Schultz, A. A. 2009. Selected aspects of the natural history and culture of Gila chub. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Ogonowski, M. S. 2007. Factors influencing migratory decisions of western Burrowing Owls. M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Archdeacon, T. P. 2007. Effects of Asian tapeworm, mosquitofish, and food ration on growth and survival of Mohave tui chub. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Kline, S. J. 2007. Effects of Asian tapeworm (Bothriocephalus acheilognathi) exposure on growth and mortality of Yaqui chub (Gila pupurea) and Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonoriensis). Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Hughes, K. M. 2007. Habitat selection of band-tailed pigeons. M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Boyle, W. A. 2006. Why do birds migrate? The role of food, habitat, predation, and competition. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Garcia, V. 2005. Effects of food and ectoparasites on age of natal dispersal in burrowing owls. M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Lantz, S. J. 2005. Nesting Ecology and Habitat Selection of Western Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) in the Thunder Basin National Grassland, Northeastern Wyoming, M.S. Thesis, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie WY.
  • Carveth, C. J. 2005. A comparison of the upper thermal tolerance of native and nonnative fish species in Arizona. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Widmer, A. M. 2004. Upper temperature tolerance of loach minnow under acute, chronic, and fluctuating thermal regimes. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Smith, M. D. 2004. Function of manure-scattering behavior of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia). M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Flinders, J. M. 2003. Biology and foraging demands of northern pike in three Arizona reservoirs and their distribution and status in the southwestern United States. Master's thesis, University of Arizona
  • Schade, C. B. 2003. Factors associated with the distribution and abundance of non-native fishes in streams of the American West. Master's thesis, University of Arizona
  • Iles, A. C. 2003. Indirect effects of metal-contamination on energetics of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in Sudbury area lakes, resulting from food web simplification. M.Sc. Thesis. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Leslie, L. L., 2003. Diet and consumption rates of native fishes by nonnative fishes in the Verde River, Arizona. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Rogers, R. S. 2003. Spawning and recruitment of flannelmouth suckers in the tailwater of Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado River, Arizona. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Didenko, A. 2002. Development of standard weight (Ws) equations for roundtail chub, flannelmouth sucker, razorback sucker, and humpback chub. Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Ward, D. L. 2001. Effects of reduced water temperature on swimming performance and predation vulnerability of age-0 flannelmouth sucker (Catostomus latipinnis). Master's thesis, University of Arizona.
  • Conway, C. J. 1998. Ecological and physiological constraints on avian incubation behavior and nest-site selection. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.
  • Conway, C. J. 1990. Seasonal Changes in Movements and Habitat Use by Three Sympatric Species of Rails. M.S. Thesis. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 57

Presentations: 95

 

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arizona Game Fish Department
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arizona
  5. Wildlife Management Institute