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Oregon Theses and Dissertations

  • Kurnianto, S. 2017. The Eco-hydrology Associated with the Land Cover Changes in Tropical Peatlands. PhD Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis.
  • Peck-Richardson, A. 2017. Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and
    Brandt’s cormorants (P. penicillatus) breeding at East Sand Island in the Columbia River
    estuary: foraging ecology, colony connectivity, and overwinter dispersal. M.S. thesis,
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 118 pp.
  • Barajas, M.F. 2017. evelopment of a Structured Adaptive Approach to Klamath Basin Sucker Recovery Planning. MS Thesis Oregon State University, Corvallis.
  • Foster, L. 2016. Resource selection, and demographic rates of female Greater Sage-Grouse following large-scale wildfire. M.S. thesis, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 181 pp.
  • Marks-Fife, C. 2016. Estimation of population age structure, detection probability, and density of red tree voles in Oregon. M.S. thesis, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 129 pp.
  • Mulligan, E. M. 2015. Survival rates and cause-specific mortality for mule deer in South-Central Oregon. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 87pp.
  • Groot, K. A. 2015. Historic survival rates and cause-specific mortality for Columbian Black-tailed deer in Southwest Oregon. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, 93pp.
  • Jennings, S. 2015. Provisioning, growth and survival of Adelie penguin chicks at Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Antarctica. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 116pp.
  • Horton, Cheryl A. 2014. Top-down influences of Bald Eagles on Common Murre populations in Oregon. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 124pp.
  • Cushing, D.A. 2014. Patterns of Distribution, Abundance, and Change over Time in the Marine Bird Community of Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1989-2012. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 128 pp.
  • Marcella, T.K. 2014. Cruise Ship Disturbance to Kittlitz’s Murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 134 pp.
  • DeWeber, J.T. Potential climate and land use change effects on brook trout in the eastern United States. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Saenz, J. 2014. Patch dynamics of desert fishes in the arid wetlands of western Utah, MS Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis.
  • Orning, Elizabeth Kari. Effect of Predator Removal on Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Ecology in the Bighorn Basin Conservation Area of Wyoming. (2014). Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA. Download
  • Collar, S. 2013. Site fidelity and colony dynamics of Caspian terns nesting at East Sand Island, Columbia River estuary, Oregon, USA. M.S. in Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 125 pp.
  • Whitlock, S. L. 2013. Kokanee spawning ecology and recruitment responses to water level management in Lake Pend Oreille. Master's thesis. University of Idaho, Moscow.
  • Loomis, David M. 2013. Reproductive success and foraging ecology of the Rusty Blackbird on the Copper River Delta, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 86pp.
  • Lawonn, M.J. 2012. Breeding Ecology and Nest Site Selection of Kittlitz’s Murrelets on Kodiak Island, Alaska. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 153 pp.
  • Patterson, A. 2012. Breeding and Foraging Ecology of Caspian Terns Nesting on Artificial Islands in the Upper Klamath Basin, California. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 147 pp.
  • Colvin, M.E. 2012. Impacts of nuisance species in a shallow lake: a simulation modeling approach for restoration and management. Ph.D. Dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames.
  • Colvin, M.E., 2012. Impacts of non-native species in a shallow lake: a simulation modeling approach for restoration and management. PhD Dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Suzuki, Y. 2012. Piscivorous colonial waterbirds in the Columbia River estuary: Demography, dietary contaminants, and management. Ph.D. dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 204 pp.
  • Dycus, J.C. 2011. DEMOGRAPHY OF FRESHWATER MUSSELS WITHIN THE LOWER FLINT RIVER BASIN, SOUTHWEST GEORGIA. MS Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens.
  • Kirsch, J.E. 2011. A MULTI-SCALED APPROACH TO EVALUATING THE FISH COMMUNITY STRUCTURE WITHIN SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN STREAMS
    MS Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens.
  • Hatch, N.R. 2012. Foraging ecology and reproductive energetics of the Kittlitz’s Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in Southeast Alaska. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 148 pp.
  • Ralph Tatsuo Lampman. 2011. Passage, Migration Behavior, and Autoecology of Adult Pacific Lamprey at Winchester Dam and within the North Umpqua River Basin, Oregon, USA. Nov. 22. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University
  • Adrean, L.J. 2011. Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) foraging ecology and predation on juvenile salmonids in San Francisco Bay, California. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 139 p.
  • Clemens, B. 2011. The Physiological Ecology & Run Diversity of Adult Pacific Lamprey During Their Freshwater Spawning Migration. Ph.D. Dissertation. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Bixler, K.S. 2011. Why Aren’t Pigeon Guillemots in Prince William Sound, Alaska Recovering from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill? M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 161p
  • Smith, April G. 2012. Effects of atrazine on olfactory-mediated behaviors in Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus). April 7. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University.
  • Lyons, D.E. 2010. Bioenergetics-based predator-prey relationships between piscivorous birds and juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River estuary. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. 310 pp.
  • Pribyl, Alena L. 2010. A macroscopic to microscopic study of the effects of barotrauma and the potential for long-term survival in Pacific rockfish. Ph. D. dissertation. Oregon State University. 169pp.
  • Romer, Jeremy D. 2010. Survival and behavior of juvenile steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in two small estuaries in Oregon. M.S. thesis. Oregon State University. 66pp.
  • Hostetter, N.J. 2010. Susceptibility of juvenile salmonids to avian predation: Are Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants only taking the sick and injured? M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. 123 pp.
  • Lawes, T.J. Homing and Habitat Selection of Experimentally Translocated Pygmy Rabbits in Southeastern Oregon. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR.
  • Glenn, E. M. 2009. Effects of Climate on Demographic Performance of Northern Spotted Owls in the Pacific Northwest. Ph.D. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR, USA.
  • Schilling, J. 2009. Movements and Habitat Associations of Northern Spotted Owls in the Ashland Watershed. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR.
  • Schilling, J.W. 2009. Demography, Home Range, and Habitat Selection of Northern Spotted Owls in the Ashland Watershed. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 129pp.
  • Brignon, Bill. 2009. Eagle Creek ecological interactions: Residual hatchery steelhead and wild salmonids. M.S., Thesis. Oregon State University. 89 pp.
  • Ramsay, Jennifer M. 2008. Husbandry stress of zebrafish, Danio rerio. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University. 162 pp.
  • Fischer, K.N. 2008. Marine habitat use of Black-footed and Laysan albatrosses during the post-breeding season and their spatial and temporal overlap with commercial fisheries. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 111 pp.
  • Myers, A.M. 2007. Evaluating the fatty acid signature technique for studies of diet composition in piscivorous waterbirds. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 107 pp.
  • Sheffield, L.M. 2005. Using auklets to monitor the effects of global warming on the Bering Sea Ecosystem: Detecting change in auklet food supply, productivity, and populations. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 107 pp.
  • Colvin, M. 2005. Ecology Of Myxobolus Cerebralis In The Pahsimeroi River Drainage, Idaho. M.S. Thesis, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
  • Wright, S.K. 2005. Disturbance and roosting ecology of California brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) on East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 106 pp.
  • Lyons, D. E. 2004. Foraging ecology of Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. 95 pp.
  • Gall, A.E. 2004. Planktivorous auklets (Aethia pusilla and A. cristatella) nesting on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska as indicators of marine conditions in the northern Bering Sea. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 132 pp.
  • Lyons, D.E. 2004. Foraging ecology of Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 90 pp.
  • Anderson, S.K. 2003. Foraging ecology, colony attendance, and chick provisioning of Caspian terns (Sterna caspia) in the Columbia River estuary. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 101 pp.
  • Anderson, C.D. 2003. Factors affecting colony size, reproductive success, and foraging patterns of double-crested cormorants nesting on East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 128 pp.
  • Antolos, M. 2003. Breeding and foraging ecology of Caspian terns (Sterna caspia) in the mid-Columbia River: Predation on juvenile salmonids and management implications. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 152 pp.
  • Knoebl, I. 2002. The use of molecular biological methods to assess the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals and natural hormones on growth in the sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus). Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Approx 200 pp.
  • Price, C.S. 2002. Factors affecting the saltwater-entry behavior and saltwater preference of juvenile chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 189pp.
  • Clements, S. 2001. Central Control of locomotory activity in juvenile salmonids: The role of corticotropin releasing hormone in the brain. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 161pp.
  • Spencer, M. 2000. Behavioral and physiological indicators of stress in sablefish, ANOPLOPOMA FIMBRIA. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR.
  • Dugger, K.M. 1997. Foraging ecology and reproductive success of the interior Least Tern. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia. 137pp.
  • Dugger, K.M. 1991. Nesting parameters and population dynamics of box-nesting female wood ducks in Mingo Swamp. M.S. Thesis, University of Missouri, Columbia. 138pp.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 268

 

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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