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New Mexico Theses and Dissertations

  • Roerick, T.M., 2017. Effects of Forest restoration on habitat selection of female mule deer in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. 143 pp.
  • Campbell, M.C. 2016. Non-lethal detection of Asian fish tapeworm Schyzocotyle acheilognathi infection in humpback chub Gila cypha using a novel molecular screening method. Master of Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
  • Lusk, D. 2017. Winter Ecology of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in eastern New Mexico. Masters Thesis. New Mexico State University
  • East, N.F. 2016. Using a Dynamic Systems Model to Assess the Effects of Tebuthiuron on Shrub Encroached Landscapes in Relation to Scaled Quail Habitat. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces
  • Humagain, K. 2016. Ecological variation among vegetation cover types and forest stand dynamics in the south-west Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
  • Ashling, J.B. 2015. Survival, cause-specific mortality, and habitat selection of translocated mule deer in southern New Mexico. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. 134 pp.
  • Alvarez, G. 2015. CFT Legumin™ (5% Rotenone) Effects on Tadpole Survival and Metamorphosis of Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens), and American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus). Masters of Science Degree. New Mexico State University.
  • Kindschuh, S.R. 2015. Efficacy of GPS cluster analysis for predicting black bear carnivory sites. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces. 73 pp.
  • Roberts, C. 2015. Seasonal and diel elk habitat selection in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. 133 pp.
  • Garrison, K.R. 2014. Influence of livestock grazing on desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) forage resources and foraging behavior. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces. 83 pp.
  • R.C. Karsch. 2014. Desert bighorn sheep adult female and lamb survival, cause-specific mortality, and parturient female habitat selection in the Peloncillo Mountains, New Mexico, USA. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. 121 pp.
  • Chase, N. 2014. Causative factors limiting Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) in the Pecos River, New Mexico. Masters of Science, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New Mexico. Download
  • Overstreet, M.W. 2014. Body condition and survival of desert bighorn sheep in relation to habitat and precipitation on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University. 69 pp.
  • Kopp, Darin. 2013. Mapping Spatial Concordance of Game and Nongame Wildlife in New Mexico and North Carolina. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces
  • Kalb, B. 2013. A bioenergetic assessment of seasonal habitat selection and behavioral thermoregulation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in a southwestern headwater stream. Masters of Science, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New Mexico. Download
  • Pitman, J.W. 2013. Microhabitat selection and mortality site characteristics of elk (Cervus canadensis) calves and adult elk calf-rearing habitat selection in areas of differing predation influences in southern and northern New Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University . 160 pp
  • Avery, M. M. 2012. Seasonal effects of forage quantity, quality and dietary composition of pronghorn in semi-arid environment. Master of Science. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Download
  • Leimer, A.K.K., 2012. Applicability of functional groups as indicators of resilience and redundancy in the San Pedro Watershed, Arizona.Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Samson, E.A. 2012. Evaluating Biodiversity Metric Response to Forecasted Climate and Land-Use Change in the American Southwest.Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Galindo, R. 2012. Patterns of genetic diversity in populations of Rio Grande chub Gila pandora in New Mexico. Master of Science. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Galindo, R. 2012. Patterns of genetic diversity in populations of Rio Grande chub (Gila Pandora) in New Mexico. Masters of Science, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Lewis, J.D. 2012. Population status and habitat selection of a inland alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) population at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. M.S. Thesis. Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • Eads, Z. 2012. Predicting the Potential Habitat Distribution for Invasive Plant Species in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Zeigler, M.P. 2011. The effects of climate change on the future persistence of Rio Grande cutthroat trout: An assessment of recent climate change, thermal limits, and current and future stream temperature trends. Master of Science. New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New Mexico. Download
  • Smith, K.N. 2011. Nesting ecology and multi-scale habitat use of the black-capped vireo. M.S. Thesis. Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 80 pp.
  • McCann, M.J. 2011. Burrow Characteristics and Social Elements of Juvenile Bolson Tortoises (Gopherus flavomarginatus) in New Mexico. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • O'Shaughnessy, R. 2010. Comparative diet and habitat selection of puku (Kobus vardonii) and lechwe (Kobus leche) on the Chobe River Floodplain, Botswana. M.Sc. Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Martin, R.A. 2010. Characterization of the genetic diversity in endangered Wyoming toad (Anaxyrus baxteri). Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Calkins, M.T. 2010. Development of Conservation Priority Models for montane Mammals using the American Pika. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Guy, R.K. 2010. Inductive modeling methods for the American marten using species-specific variables at varying extents. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Anderson, M.C. 2009. Livestock and elk grazing effects on stream morphology, brown trout population dynamics, movement, and growth rate, Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico. Master of Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Dabengwa, A.N. 2009. Assessing the role of woody cover in resource selection by sable antelope (hippotragus niger) in northern Kruger National Park. M.Sc. Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Young, K.E. 2009. Efficacy of using remotely sensed data for early detection of invasive plants in the Chihuahuan Desert. Dissertation, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Kamienski, T. 2008. Spatial Analysis Of Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma Cornutum) Habitat On Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Implications For Management. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Cho, S. J. 2008. Physiological stress responses of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus): Effects of individual and multiple physical stressors of handling, confinement, and transport. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Halbritter, H. 2008. Demographics, habitat use, and foraging of sympatric elk and cattle on Lincoln National Forest. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Baldwin, R. A. 2008. Population demographics, habitat utilization, critical habitats, and condition of black bears in Rocky Mountain National Park. Dissertation, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Coleman, S. 2008. Post-wildfire effects in a Gila trout (Oncorhynchus gilae) trout stream. Master of Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Cain, J.W., III. 2006. Responses of desert bighorn sheep to the removal of anthropogenic water sources. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • DuBey, R. May 2006. Ecology of whirling disease in arid lands with an emphasis on Tubifex tubifex. Dissertation. Department of Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
  • Sanchez, B. December 2005. Transport and fate of PCBs in a wetland food web: Implications of biomagnification and associated risk. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
  • Mitchell, S.E. 2003. The effects of depleted uranium on the health and development of Xenopus laevis.
  • Everett, E.M. 2003. Habitat characterization and environmental influences of the Jemez Mountains Salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus).
  • Schrader, T. S. 2001. Comparison of vegetation classification using various clustering levels. Masters thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. 123 pp.
  • Cain, J.W. 2001. Nest success of yellow warblers (Dendroica petechia) and willow flycatchers (Empidonx trailii) in relation to predator activity in montane meadows of the central Sierra Nevada, California. M.S. thesis. California State University - Sacramento.
  • Ernst, A. E. 2001. Changes in black-tailed prairie dog towns on the Texas panhandle determined by a geographic information system.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 15

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 161

 

New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  2. New Mexico State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey