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Minnesota Theses and Dissertations

  • LaSharr, K. 2017. Understanding Visitors to Wildlife Management Areas in Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA 73pp.
  • Kramer, G.R. 2017. Nonbreeding and migratory ecology of golden-winged warblers and effects of landscape composition and configuration on American woodcock productivity. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 88pp Download
  • Walberg, Eric. (2016). Landowner and hunter surveys for white-tailed deer management in Minnesota: factors impacting hunter access to private lands and cell-by-cell correction to reduce mixed-mode survey sampling effects.. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/182135. Download
  • Cross, Megan. Applying Theory To Management: Assessing the Practicality of Leopold's Land Ethic and the Risk Information and Processing (RISP) Model for Wildlife Management. MS Thesis submitted to University of Minnesota.
  • Fronczak, David. 2014. Distribution, migration chronology, and survival rates of Eastern Population sandhill cranes. PhD dissertations, University of Minnesota.
  • Peterson, S.M. 2014. Landscape productivity and the ecology of brood division in golden-winged warblers in the western Great Lakes region. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. 174pp. Download
  • French, W. E. Winter ecology of Brown Trout in southeastern Minnesota streams. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. 110pp.
  • Lueck, A. 2013. River and streams conditions of Minnesota, and their impact on aquatic biological communities. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. 46pp.
  • Beck, M. W. Minnesota macrophytes: linking aquatic plants, lake health, and human activities. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. 215pp.
  • Keville, J. R. 2013. Effects of residential shoreline development on near shore aquatic habitat in Minnesota lakes. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. 47pp.
  • Lepore, J. 2013. Local and cumulative influences of docks on littoral habitat structure. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. 48pp.
  • Mazack, J. E. 2013. Emergence, survival, and longevity of adult Diamesa mendotae Muttkowski (Diptera: Chironomidae) in groundwater-fed streams. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. 50pp.
  • Dolph, C. L. 2012. Defining stream integrity using biological indicators. PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. 177pp.
  • Blick, B. L. 2012. Knife River Stressor Identification, Kanabec County, Minnesota. M. S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. 97pp.
  • Bergh, S.M. 2011. Factors influencing detection of American woodcock during Singing-ground Surveys. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 64pp. Download
  • Nelson, M.E. 2010. American Woodcock Singing-ground Surveys in the western Great Lakes region: assessment of woodcock counts, forest cover types along survey routes, and landscape
    cover type composition. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota U.S.A. 105pp. Download
  • Streby, H.M. 2010. Survival and habitat use by post-fledging forest-nesting songbirds in managed mixed northern hardwood-coniferous forests. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota U.S.A. 148pp. Download
  • Huff, D. D. 2010. Examining genetic diversity, outbreeding depression, and local adaptation in a native fish reintroduction program. PhD Dissertation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Dick, T.E. 2009. Extended nest attentiveness by Canada geese (Branta canadensis) in response to embryocides. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. 33pp.
  • Integrating Social Considerations into Managing Deer in Minnesota. A DISSERTATION
    SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    BY Louis James Cornicelli
    IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
    FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • Reiter, M.E. 2009. Sympatric nesting Eastern Prairie Population Canada geese and lesser snow geese on the Hudson Bay Lowlands: nest survival and spatial distribution. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Quality Connections:
    Recreation, Property Ownership, Place Attachment, and Conservation of Minnesota Lakes
    A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

    BY
    Susan Arlene Schroeder
    IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
    FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
  • Raymond, K. 2009. The effects of rotational grazing on stream channels and macroinvertebrate communities. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Ruddick, K. 2009. Walleye Forage in Mille Lacs Lake: a preliminary measure of mayfly abundance. MS Thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Bronk, R. 2008. Macroinvertebrate composition, habitat, and diet in relation to the reintroduction of slimy sculpin in southeast Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota.
  • Mannan, R.N. 2008. An assessment of survey mehtodology, calling activity, and habitat associations of wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) and boreal chorus frogs (Pseudacris maculata) in a tundra biome. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Loomis, J. H. 2008. The survival and blood chemistry response of walleye sander vitreus to a simulated live-release fishing tournament. M. S. Thesis, University of Minnesota.
  • Dolph, C. 2008. Empowering water quality decisions: reducing uncertainty and bounding variability of stream ecosystem indicators. M. S. Thesis, University of Minnesota.
  • Atuke, D. M. 2008. Effectiveness of riparian forestry best management practices to protect stream habitat and biota: lessons from temperate and tropical systems. Ph.D. Dissertaion, University of Minnesota.
  • VALUE ORIENTATIONS AND THE PRACTICE OF CONSERVATION: APPLICATIONS IN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURE
    A DISSERTATION
    SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    BY Jeremy T. Bruskotter
    IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
    FOR THE DEGREE OF
    DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN NATURAL RESOURCES SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
  • Nagle, F. A. 2007. Empowering conservation decisions: towards a theory of authentic arenas for environmental conflict management and decision-making. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
  • Schlesser, N. J. 2007. Effects of riparian forest harvest on instream habitat and fish assemblages in northern Minnesota. M. S. Thesis, University of Minnesota.
  • Henneman, C. 2006. Habitat associations of red-shouldered hawks in central Minnesota landscapes. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Reiter, M.E. 2006. Historical trends in collared lemming (Dicrostonyx richardsoni) abundance and nest success if Eastern Prairie Population (EPP) Canada geese (Branta canadensis interiorI in northern Manitoba: evaluating the "bird-lemming" hypothesis. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Zimmerman, J. K. H. 2005. Interactions between native and nonnative species: consequences of a brown trout introduction on a coldwater stream community. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
  • Petersen, A. 2005. Buffer strips around sinkholes to protect and improve water quality in southeastern Minnesota: conservation in karst. M. S. Thesis, University of Minnesota.
  • Doherty, K.E. 2004. Fall movement patterns of adult female American woodcock (Scolopax minor) in the western Great Lakes region. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Smithers, B.L. 2003. Northern goshawk food habits in Minnesota: an analysis using time-lapse recording systems. M.S. thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Au, L. 2003. Patterns in bird community structure related to restoration of Minnesota dry oak savannas. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Nack, R.R. 2003. Brood movements and distribution of Eastern Prairie Population (EPP) Canada geese (Branta canadensis interior) in northern Manitoba: potential influence of increased snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens) abundance. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Roberson, A.M. 2001. Evaluating and developing survey techniques using broadcast conspecific calls for northern goshawks in Minnesota. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Sammler, J.E. 2001. Population trends of tundra-nesting birds in Churchill, Manitoba: potential effects of increasing lesser snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens) populations. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 93

 

Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Minnesota
  5. Wildlife Management Institute