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Louisiana Theses and Dissertations

  • Bernasconi, S. 2016. Eastern oyster physiological responses to acute and chronic exposure to suspended sediments. MS Thesis. Louisiana State University.
  • Westbrook, P. 2016. Bioassimilation, burial and sediment denitrification at shallow-water and deep water oyster reefs in two Louisiana estuaries. MS Thesis. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Foley, C.C. 2015. Wading bird food availability in rice fields and crawfish ponds of the Chenier Plain of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. M.S. Thesis. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Smith, N. R. 2014. History, Nesting Population, Migration, Home Range and Habitats Used by Louisiana Bald Eagles. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 122pp.
  • Hamilton, S. G. 2014. Effect of hydrologic, geomorphic, and vegetative conditions on avian communities in the middle Rio Grande of New Mexico. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • Miller, Shea. 2014. Is Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis reproducible for small fast growing fish? LSU MS Thesis, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Rybovich, M.M. 2014. Effects of low salinity and high temperature on oyster survival, growth. MS Thesis. LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Fowler, D. N. 2013. Evaluating abiotic influences on soil salinity of inland managed wetlands and agricultural fields in a semi-arid environment. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Honig, Aaron. 2013. Population ecology of the ribbed mussel in southeastern Louisiana marshes. LSU Master's thesis.
  • Joshi, S. 2012. Evaluation of growth rates and establishment patterns of waterelm (Planera aquatica) and baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) in response to hydrologic and climatic conditions at Catahula Lake, Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • Nix. E.A. 2012. DEVELOPING A GULF-WIDE OYSTER REEF RESTORATION PLAN: IDENTIFICATION OF SPATIAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND GEO-POLITICAL CONSTRAINTS. LSU MS Thesis.
  • Pickens, B. A. 2012. Modeling the spatial and temporal dynamics of coastal marsh birds. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • Furlong, J. 2012. ARTIFICIAL OYSTER REEFS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO: MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS, AND FAUNAL EFFECTS. LSU Master's thesis.
  • Gee, H. K. W. 2012. The effect of hydrologic modifications on floodplain forest tree recruitment and growth. Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • Beck, S. 2012. THE EFFECTS OF OYSTER HARVEST ON RESIDENT OYSTER REEF COMMUNITIES AND REEF STRUCTURE IN COASTAL LOUISIANA. LSU MS THesis.
  • Eberline, B.S. 2012. POPULATION DYNAMICS OF THE EASTERN OYSTER IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. LSU MS THesis.
  • Kang, S. R. 2011. Aquatic macroinvertebrate and nekton community structure in a Chenier marsh ecosystem: implications for whooping crane prey availability. Ph.D. Dissertation. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Humphries, Austin T. 2010. Effects of habitat structural complexity on nekton assemblages: lab and field observations in southern Louisiana. Louisiana State University, MS Thesis. 70pp.
  • Gray, J. M. 2010. Habitat Use, Movements, and Spring Migration Chronology and Corridors of Female Gadwalls that Winter along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 63pp.
  • Villani, R. K. 2010. Multi-scale habitat association of shorebirds during spring migration in southwestern Louisiana rice fields. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • Gordon, J. 2010. Effects of fragmentation on nekton use of marshes in SW LA. MS Thesis. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA
  • Valente, J. A. 2009. Distribution and habitat associations of breeding secretive marsh birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Northeast Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Piazza, B. P. 2009. The role of climate variability and riverine pulsing in the community dynamics of estuarine nekton in Breton Sound, Louisiana. PhD dissertation in Oceanography. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Llewellyn, C. B. 2008. Evaluating ecological equivalence in created marshes. M.S. thesis in Fisheries. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Cochran, J. W. 2008. Coarse woody debris characteristics of managed and unmanaged bottomland hardwood forests. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Newell, P. 2008. Pileated woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) and saproxylic beetles in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests. M. S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Barlow, S. 2007. M.S. Candidate. Monitoring anuran richness and relative abundance in created wetlands of central Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Perkins, M. M.S. Candidate. 2007. Use of stable isotopes to distinguish resident and migrant rails in coastal Louisiana and Texas. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Anteau, M. 2006. Ecology of Lesser Scaup and Amphipods in the Upper-Midwest: Scope and Mechanisms of the Spring Condition Hypothesis and Implications for Migration Habitat Conservation. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. May 2006.
  • Pierluissi, S. 2006. Breeding waterbird use of rice fields in southwestern Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Gossman, B. P. 2005. Use of terraced marsh habitats by estuarine nekton in southwestern Louisiana. M.S. thesis in Fisheries. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Gossman, B. 2005. Use of terraced marsh by estuarine nekton in southwest Louisiana. MS. Louisiana State University.
  • Birdsong, T. W. 2004. Complexity and nekton use of marsh edge habitats in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. M.S. thesis in Fisheries. Louisiana State Univeristy, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Winstead, N. A. 2004. Breeding bird and vegetation communities of Reelfoot Lake. M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee.
  • Kanouse, S. C. 2003. Nekton use and growth in three brackish marsh pond microhabitats. M.S. thesis in Fisheries. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Plunket, John Thompson, IV. 2003. A comparison of finfish assemblages on subtidal oyster shell (cultched oyster lease) and mud bottom in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. M.S. Thesis in Oceanography. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Bush, C. 2003. Nekton utilization of restored habitat in a Louisiana marsh. M.S. thesis in Fisheries. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Anteau, M. 2002. Nutrient reserves of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Mississipp Flyway: a test of the spring condition hypothesis. M.S. thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 44pp.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 0

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 46

Presentations: 76

 

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute