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North Carolina Theses and Dissertations

  • Irizarry, A. D. 2017. Avian response to shade-layer restoration in coffee plantations in Puerto Rico.
  • Ivasauskas, T.J. 2017. Early life history of suckers (Catostomidae) in a southern Appalachian river system. Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
  • Penland, T.N. 2017. Food web contaminant dynamics of a large Atlantic regulated river: implications for common and imperiled species. Master's Thesis, North Carolina State University.
  • Battle, K. E. The use of occupancy modeling to uncover species-habitat relationships and the biodiversity drivers of a focal avian community in the forests and coffee agroecosystems of Puerto Rico.
  • Engman, A.C. 2017. Amphidromous fish recruitment and its ecological role in Caribbean freshwater–marine ecotones. Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University.
  • Yirka, L. M. 2016. Demographic rates and Prioritization of Habitat for Conservation for Painted Buntings in North Carolina. Master's Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Grieshaber, C.A. 2016. Relation of fish intersex and survival to contaminants in a riverine system. Master's Thesis, North Carolina State University.
  • PATTON, PHILIP T. 2016. Efficient use of community monitoring data: Inferring ecological value
    from occurrence models, and a new method for community modeling.
  • Cove, M. 2016. On the recovery of the endangered small mammals of the Florida Keys: Evaluating exotic predator management and habitat restoration. Ph.D. Thesis. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Hostetter, N.J. 2016. Data Fusion: Using Multiple Data Sources to Improve Demographic Parameter Estimation in Ecology. Ph.D. Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Dziwulski, K. E. 2016. Habitat Use and Survival of Eastern Cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) on Christmas Tree Farms, and the Utility of Expert Knowledge in Managing Human-modified Landscapes.
  • Dowdy, K. E. 2016. Occupancy and Abundance of Eleutherodactylus Frogs in Coffee Agroecosystems and Along an Elevational Gradient in the Mountains of Southwestern Puerto Rico.

  • Parks, M. A. 2015. Shorebird numbers, distribution and wetland connectivity among coastal wetlands in southwestern Puerto Rico.
  • Rose, E.T. 2015. Using Remotely Sensed Indices of Fire Severity and Vegetation Structure to Identify Patterns of Avian Occurrence Following Changes in Fire Management Policy within Great SmokyMountains National Park. MS. Thesis, NC State University.
  • Pandolfo, T.J. 2014. Biotic and abiotic influences on common and imperiled freshwater mussels at multiple spatial and temporal scales with inferences to global change. Doctoral Dissertation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Nolker, A.J. 2014. Changes in Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Vocalizations in Central North Carolina Between 1981 and 2013. MS Thesis, NC State Univeristy
  • Borneman, T.E. 2013. Effects of Human Activity on American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) Breeding at Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. MS Thesis, Dept. Biology, NC State University
  • Smith, W.E. 2013. Reproductive ecology of Caribbean amphidromous fishes. Doctoral Dissertation. North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Raabe, J.K. 2012. Factors Influencing Distribution and Survival of Migratory Fishes Following Multiple Low-Head Dam Removals on a North Carolina River. PhD Dissertation, North Carolina State University.
  • Keller, R.A. 2012. Effects of Atmospheric Pollution on High-Elevation Fauna in the Southern Appalachians.
  • Irizarry Rosario, J. I. 2012. Patch dynamics and Permeability of Fragmented Habitats in Southwestern Puerto Rico. M.S. Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 182 pp.
  • Archambault, J.M. 2012. Thermal sensitivity of freshwater mussels: incorporating benthic ecology into laboratory mesocosm experiments. Master of Science Thesis. North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Stocking, J.J. 2012. Effects of Predator Control and Habitat Type on American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) Reproductive Success. MS thesis, NC State University. Dept. Biology.
  • Hughes, J. B. 2012. Combining count data from split-beam and multiple DIDSON sonar techniques to estimate spawning run abundance of anadromous fishes in the Roanoke River, NC. MS Thesis, NC State University, Raleigh. Download
  • Schulte, S.A. 2012. Ecology and Population Dynamics of American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus).
  • Kornegay, M. E. 2011. Abundance and Breeding Productivity of Resident Avian Species in Guánica State Forest. North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Schwarzer, A. 2011. Demographic rates and energetics of red knots wintering in Florida. Master of Science Thesis. University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • Rogers, S. 2011. King Rail (Rallus elegans) occupancy, reproductive activity and success in fire managed coastal marshes of North Carolina and Virginia. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Buttermore, E.N. 2011. Contaminant and trophic dynamics of tropical stream ecosystems. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Friedl, S. E. 2011. Telemetry-based Mortality Estimates of Juvenile Spot in two North Carolina Estuarine Creeks. MS thesis, NC State University, Raleigh.
  • Waine, M. W. 2010. Assessing spawning runs of anadromous fishes using a Bayesian analysis of split-beam and DIDSON count data. MS thesis, NC State University, Raleigh.
  • Fisk, J.M. 2010. Reproductive ecology and habitat use of the robust redhorse in the Pee Dee River, North Carolina and South Carolina. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Waldstein, A. 2010. Raccoon ecology and management on Cape Lookout National Seashore. MS Thesis, Department of Biology, NC State Univeristy.
  • Weaver, D.M. 2010. Effects of stocked trout on native nongame riverine fishes. Master of Science Thesis. North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Wallace, B.C. 2010. Trout population and production dynamics in North Carolina state park streams. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Harris, J. E. 2010. Migration and spawning of anadromous shads in the Roanoke River, North Carolina. Doctoral dissertation, NC State University.
  • Krachey, M. J. 2009. Hierarchical Bayesian application to instantaneous rates tag-return models. Doctoral dissertation, NC State University.
  • Smith, J. A. 2009. Spawning Activity and Migratory Characteristics of American Shad and Striped Bass in the Cape Fear River, NC. MS thesis, NC State University.
  • Smith, J. A. 2009. Spawning Activity and Migratory Characteristics of American Shad and Striped Bass in the Cape Fear River, NC. MS thesis, NC State University, Raleigh.
  • Mays J.W. 2009. Bioaccumulation of platinum group metals in the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Favrot, S.D. 2009. Sicklefin redhorse reproductive and habitat ecology in the upper Hiwassee River basin of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Midway, S.R. 2008. Habitat ecology of the Carolina madtom, Noturus furiosus, an imperiled endemic stream fish. Master of Science Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Tarr, Nathan. 2008. Fall migration and vehicle disturbance of shorebirds at South Core Banks, North Carolina. MS Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Pacifici, Krishna. 2007. Effects of vegetation and background noise on the detection process in auditory avian point count surveys. MS Zoology.
  • Brewster, Jerome. 2006. Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Singing Rates of Two Forest Songbirds, the Ovenbird and the Black-throated Blue Warbler: Implications for Aural Counts of Songbirds. MS Zoology.
  • Drew, CA. 2006. Spatial Ecology of Reef Fish in Back Reef and Reef Habitats. PhD Dissertation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Podolsky, Andrei. 2005. Behavioral Ecology and Population Status of Wood Thrush and Ovenbird in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. PhD. Zoology.
  • Alldredge, M. 2004. Avian Point Count Surveys: Estimating Components of the Detection Process. Ph.D. Dissertation, Depts. Statistics and Zoology, North Carolina State University.
  • McGowan, Conor. 2004. Factors affecting the nesting success of American Oystercatchers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. MS Thesis, NCSU.
  • Bailey, Larissa. 2002. Estimating detection probabilities for terrestrial salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ph.D. Zoology.
  • Shriner, Susan. 2001. Distribution of breeding birds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ph.D. Zoology.
  • Weeks, Kendrick. 2001. The foraging and nesting ecology of Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) and Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) in the southern Appalachians. MS Zoology
  • Identifying Barred owl habitat in the North Carolina Piedmont: Using GIS in focal species conservation planning.
  • Hyde, Erin. 2000. Assessing the diversity and abundance of salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. MS Zoology.
  • Lichstein, Jeremy. 2000. Landscape effects on breeding songbird abundance in managed southern Appalachian forests. MS Zoology.
  • Davis, Melissa. 1999. Reproductive success, status, and viability of the American oystercatcher. MS Zoology.
  • Farnsworth, George. 1998. Nesting success and seasonal fecundity of the wood thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ph.D. Zoology.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 100

Presentations: 168

 

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute