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Massachusetts Theses and Dissertations

  • Devine, M.T. 2017. Juvenile river herring in freshwater lakes: Sampling approaches for evaluating growth and survival. MS Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Grant, A.M. 2017. Investigating effects of interannual variation in streamflow and temperature on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages over a 13 year period (2013-2016) in West Brook. B.S. Honor's Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Bentsen, C. 2017. Accounting for biotic variability in streams with low levels of impervious cover: the role of reach- and watershed-scale factors. MS Thesis. Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Sowers, V. 2017. The effect of calcium supplementation on the growth and survival of a freshwater mussel. B.S. Honor's Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Argo, E. E. 2016. Factors influencing household outdoor residential water use decisions in suburban Boston (USA). MS Thesis. Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Marjadi, M. 2016. River herring conservation in freshwater: investigating fish reproductive success and the educational value of citizen monitoring programs. MS Thesis. Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Johnson, Luanne. 2016. Population characteristics, movements, and resource use of striped skunks inhabiting piping plover nesting beaches on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dissertation, Antioch University of New England, Keene, NH.
  • Weinstein, S.Y. 2016. Genetic analysis of slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus) movement before and after dam removal. B.S. Honor's Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Rosset, J. 2016 The life history characteristics, growth, and mortality of juvenile alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, in coastal Massachusetts. MS Thesis. Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Faison, E. F. 2015. Complex effects of ungulate browsers on tree recruitment and herbaceous layers in northeastern temperature forests. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Smith, C. 2015. Thermal alteration downstream of impoundments. B.S. Honor's Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Yarra, A.N. 2015. Impacts of thermal and flow alteration on benthic stream macroinvertebrates downstream of water supply reservoirs in Massachusetts. B.S. Honor's Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Wattles, David W. 2015. The effect of thermoregulation and roads on the movements and habitat selection of moose in Massachusetts. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.
  • Huguenin, M. A. 2014. Trends in human-wildlife interactions as related to land use and human density in Massachusetts. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • LeFlore, E. 2014. Assessing wild canid distribution using camera traps in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Barber, Grace. 2014. Ant Assemblages in Three New York Pine Barrens and the Impacts of Hiking Trails. MS Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Naing, Hla. 2014. Assessing Habitat Occupancy of Tiger Prey in the Hukaung Valley of Northern Myanmar. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Cheney, K.N. 2014. Spatial and temporal variation in stream insect emergence from headwater streams in New England. B.S. Honor's Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Pusparini, Wulan. 2014. Ecology and Conservation of Endangered Species in Sumatra: Smaller Cats and the Sumatran Rhinoceros as Case Studies. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Clark, D. E. 2014. Roosting, site fidelity, and food sources of urban gulls in Massachusetts: implications for protecting public water supplies. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Vitale, Kimberly O. 2013. Habitat use and seasonal movement patterns of four-toed salamanders (Hemidactylium scutatum) in Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Kauffman, Katherine E. 2012. Population dynamics, chick diet, and foraging behavior of the Razorbill (Alca torda) at Matinicus Rock, Maine. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Kauffman, Katherine E. 2012. Population dynamics, chick diet, and foraging behavior of the Razorbill (Alca torda) at Matinicus Rock, Maine. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Strules, J. 2012. Salt drive in the beaver (Castor canadensis): an experimental assessment with field feeding trials. M.S. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
  • Spencer, Sarah M. 2012. Diving behavior and identification of sex of breeding Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica), and nest-site characteristics of Alcids on Petit Manan Island, Maine. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Wattles, D. W. 2011. Status, movements, and habitat use of moose in Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Willey, Lisabeth L. 2010. Spatial Ecology of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene C. Carolina) in Central Massachusetts. PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • McCarthy, K. P. 2009. Evaluation of disturbance factors and their effect on breeding common loons at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire and Maine. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Paulson, David J. 2010. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Road Passage Structures for Freshwater Turtles in Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Frank , H. 2009. Evaluation of pre-spawning movements of anadromous alewives in the Ipswich Rver using radiotelemetry. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Jones, M.T. 2009. Spatial ecology, Population Structure, and Conservation of the Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, in Central New England. Unpubl. Ph.D. dissertation, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts; Amherst, MA.
  • Jones, Michael T. 2009. Modeling the spatial distribution of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in New England. PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Pautzke, S. M. 2008. Distribution patterns of migratory striped bass in Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Albanese, E. 2006. Local and landscape requirements of frosted elfins (Callophrys irus) in sandplain communities of Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Grgurovic, Mark. 2006. Habitat selection and movement patterns of Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Clark, Laura J. 2005. Small mammal ecology and the prevalence of Lyme disease on Martha’s Vineyard. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Haggerty, Sarah A. 2005. Effect of firebreak maintenance on rare insects of Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, Massachusetts. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Kanda, L. Leann. 2005. Limitations to the northernmost distribution of Virginia opossums. PhD Disseration, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Wibisono, Hariyo T. 2005. Conservation of Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Indonesia. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Roy, A.H. 2004. Can riparian forests mediate the effects of urbanization on stream fishes? PhD dissertation. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Download
  • Roy, A.H. 2000. Macroinvertebrate responses to watershed urbanizaiton in the Etowah River Basin, Georgia. MS thesis. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Roy, A.H. 1998. Assessing the water quality of streams with various land uses using a fish index. Senior Thesis. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 64

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 135

 

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute