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Florida Theses and Dissertations

  • Burgess, Matthew A. 2017. Small unmanned aircraft systems and their payloads as aerial data collection platforms for natural resource-based applications. PhD Dissertation. May 2017. University of Florida.
    Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.









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  • Harwood, C. H. 2016. Breeding ecology of Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) in interior Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 96 pp.
  • Robinson, Brian H. 2016. Feeding Ecology of Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) Chicks. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 71 pp.
  • Churchwell, Roy T. 2015. Stopover ecology of semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) at coastal deltas of the Beaufort Sea, Alaska. PhD Dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 149 pp.
  • Craig, H. R. 2015. Breeding ecology of Smith's Longspurs (Calcarius pictus) in the Brooks Range, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska. 77 pp.
  • Swindall, J.E. 2015. Factors Influencing Sea Turtle Conservation in Northwest Florida : Landowner Knowledge, Values, and Behaviors. MS Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Wild, T. C. 2013. Habitat associations, distribution, and abundance of Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus), and uncommon species of concern in the Brooks Range, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Tauzer, L. M. 2013. Recent changes in plant and avian communities at Creamer's Refuge, Alaska using field and remote sensing observations. MS Thesis, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. 127 pp. Download
  • Reintjes-Tolen, Sarah. 2012. Geographic Distribution of Chytrid Fungus (Batachochytrium dendrobatidis) and Ranavirus spp. in Amphibians in Northern Peninsular and Panhandle Floirida: With a Case of a Ranavirus Die-off in Gold Head Branch State Park. (Master's dissertation). University of Florida, Florida.
  • Williams, Natalie C. 2012. Diet Characterization In Immature, Neritic Green Turtles, Chelonia mydas, Using Gut Contents and Stable Isotope Analyses. MS Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Garland, Kathryn Alice. Consumptive use and conservation of marine turtles in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua: implications of taste preferences, local opinions, and cultural knowledge. PhD dissertation. December 2011. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.
  • Gates, H.R. 2011. Reproductive ecology and morphometric subspecies comparisons of dunlin (Calidris alpina), an arctic shorebird. MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 78 pp.
  • Drizd, L. 2011. Aspects of the abundance, density, and movement of apple snails relative to invasive submerged aquatic plants in a central Florida lake.
  • Taylor, A.R. 2011. Postbreeding ecology of shorebirds on the arctic coastal plain of Alaska. PhD Dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 232 pp.
  • Steen, V. 2010. Waterbird distribution and habitat in the prairie pothole region, USA. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Backensto, Stacia A. 2010. Common ravens in Alaska's North Slope oil fields: an integrated study using local knowledge and science. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Weiser, Emily L. 2010. Use of anthropogenic foods by glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) in northern Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Senko, J. 2009. Fine-scale diel movements and short term activity ranges of a marine megaherbivore at a tidally-driven lagoon. M.S. Thesis, Wildlige Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.
  • Shoger, Bradley. 2009. Wildlife use of spoil islands in Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida, University of Florida. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Bentzen, R. L. 2009. Reproductive patterns in king eiders. PhD Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Reichert, Brian. 2009. EFFECTS OF AGING AND THE ENVIRONMENT ON SNAIL KITE DEMOGRAPHY: A REASSESSMENT OF SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus) VITAL RATES. University of Florida, Gainesville. WEC.
  • Mota, Mario. 2009. Beach restoration in Florida : effects on sea turtle nesting and hatchling physiology. University of Florida. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.
  • Oppel, S. 2008. King eider migration and seasonal interactions at the individual level. PhD Dissertation, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.
  • DeSa, Melissa. 2008. Extreme Habitat Modification and Its Effect on Herpetofaunal and Fish Communities on Lake Tohopekaliga, FL University of Florida, Gainesville. SNRE
  • Hotaling, Althea. 2008. Wet prairie Conversion in Water Conservation Area 3A, South Florida. University of Florida,. Gainesville. SNRE
  • Burgess, Matthew A. 2008. Quantification and ecological role of snag habitat in the Apalachicola River, Florida. MS Thesis in Interdisciplinary Ecology, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 98 pp. Download
  • Brinn, L. A. 2008. Assessment of differences in physical properties of sand associated with beach nourishment and effects on loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting on northwest Florida. M.S. Thesis, school of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida. Gainesville , FL.
  • Latty, Christopher J. 2008. Responses of common eiders to implanted satellite transmitters with percutaneous antennas. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Scarpino, R. A. 2007. Guiding loggerhead hatchlings to the sea: an assessment of ground-level barriers and conflicting cues. M. S. Thesis. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Wilson, Heather. 2007. Survival and productivity of common eiders. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Barichivich, W. j. 2006. Characterization of a marine turtle aggregation in the big bend of Florida. MS Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Norem, A. D. 2005. Injury assessment of sea turtles utilizing the neritic zone of the southeastern United States. M.S. Thesis, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida, Gainesvile, FL.
  • Morse, Julie. 2005. Productivity of black oystercatchers. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Phillips, Laura M. 2005. Migration ecology and distribution of king eiders. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Knoche, Michael J. 2004. King eider wing molt: inferences from stable isotope analyses. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • de la Hoz Franco, E. A. 2003. Assessing the effects of Myxobolus cerebralis and other environmental factors on the dynamics, abundance, and distribution of endemic trout populations in the Logan River, Utah. MS Thesis. Utah State University.
  • Hogan, Jennifer. 2002. Distribution and Nesting of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin littoralis) Near South Deer Island in Galveston Bay, Texas. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Lamont, Margaret M. 2002. Response of Foraging Shorebirds and Nesting Sea Turtles to Barrier Island Dynamics. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.
  • Haslerig, J. 2000. Wildlife conservation in Tanzania during the Colonial and Independence Eras: A review of changing paradigms, legacies and lessons learned.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 27

Presentations: 46

 

Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Florida
  5. Wildlife Management Institute