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South Dakota Theses and Dissertations

  • White, B. 2017. An evaluation of nitrogen supplementation and processed soy fractions on the performance of cultured fishes. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 112 pp.
  • Sweikert, Lily, A. 2017. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecoregion. Ph.D. Dissertation. South Dakota State university. Download
  • MARTORELLI, N.P. 2017. Evaluation of Gamebird Use and Thermal Characteristics of Alfalfa and Perennial Grasses in Eastern South Dakota. M.S. Thesis. South Dakota State University. 161 pp.
  • PFRIMMER, J.D. 2017. An Integrated Evaluation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota. Ph.D. Dissertation. South Dakota State University. 131 pp.
  • OSLUND, F.T. 2016. Impacts of Wetland Characteristics on Duck Use in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) 1987-2013. M.S. Thesis. South Dakota State University. 136 pp.
  • Cressey, R.L. 2016. Changes in wetland plant communities and wetland conditions in the Prairie Pothole Region after 50 years. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, Brookings. 148 pp.
  • Kientz, J. 2016. Survival, distribution and predation of naturally-produced, age-0 rainbow trout in upper Rapid Creek, South Dakota. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. 84 pp.
  • Sundmark, A. P. 2016. Influence of lake morphometry, water quality, and angling on annual bluegill growth in small impoundments of central Georgia. Master of Science Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens.
  • Janke, A.K. 2016. A physiological assessment of wetland habitats for spring-migrating ducks in the agricultural landscapes of the Southern Prairie Pothole Region. Ph.D. Dissertation, South Dakota State University, Brookings. 228 pp.
  • Deslauriers, D. 2015. Development and application of a spatially-explicit foraging model of estimating growth potential of age-0 pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River. Ph.D. dissertation. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.
  • Natalie Scheibel. 2015. Age, growth, and trophic interactions of Lake Trout and Northern Pike in Pactola Reservoir: implications for Lake Trout management. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 101 pp.
  • Laura Heironimus. 2015. Development and application of a larval Pallid Sturgeon bioenergetics model. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 71 pp.
  • Henderson, K.J 2014. Evaluating the value of the interest for the collection of scientific data (use, harvest, and attitudes) from anglers. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. Download
  • Megan Thul. 2014. Influence of food web structure and environmental conditions on Walleye stocking success in South Dakota impoundments. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 144 pp.
  • Tobias Rapp. 2012. Determinants of growth and survival of larval Pallid Sturgeon: a combined laboratory and field approach. Ph.D. dissertation, South Dakota State University, 172 pp.
  • Trembath, Cameron. 2012. An assessment of juvenile Lake Sturgeon and their habitats in the Namakan River and Namakan Reservoir of Northwestern Ontario. MS Thesis, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Fincel, M. J. 2011. Productivity and trophic interactions in Missouri River impoundments. Ph. D. dissertation, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. 247 pp.
  • James, D. A. 2011. The influence of Didymosphenia geminata on fisheries resources in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Ph. D. dissertation, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. 190 pp.
  • Meyer, H. A. 2011. Influence of diet and environmental variation on physiological responses of juvenile pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus). MS thesis, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 88 pp.
  • Wright, Elizabeth. 2011. Development and evaluation of a juvenile pallid sturgeon bioenergetics model. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 98 pp.
  • Greiner, Michael. 2011. Urban fisheries in eastern South Dakota: Assessment of angler satisfaction and fishery resources. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 118 pp.
  • French, William. 2010. Ontogenetic patterns in prey selectivity and vulnerability to predation of juvenile pallid sturgeon. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 149 pp.
  • Shaw, Stephanie L. 2010. Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) population attributes, reproductive structure and distribution in Namakan Reservoir, Minnesota and Ontario. M.S. Download
  • Borgstrom, Lucas J. 2010. Fish community assembly in the Forest River, North Dakota, and resolution of Campostoma species presence. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, Brookings. Download
  • Ranney, Steve. 2008. Influence of feeding history on metabolic rate of largemouth bass: implications for bioenergetics models. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 86 pp.
  • Selch, Trevor. 2008. Mercury dynamics in South Dakota walleye: water level fluctuations, seasonal variation, and reproductive condition. Ph.D. dissertation, South Dakota State University, 211 pp.
  • Spindler, Bryan. 2008. An energetics-based approach to habitat assessment for juvenile pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 188 pp.
  • Grohs-Berg, Kristen. 2008. Macroinvertebrate composition and patterns of prey use by juvenile pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State University, 205 pp.
  • Kahara, Sharon. 2007. Predicting habitat suitability for lesser scaup (Athya affinis) spring migrants in eastern South Dakota. Ph.D. dissertation, South Dakota State University, 193 pp.
  • Richards, Nathan. 2006. Strobe light effects on stress and avoidance behavior in fishes and distribution of zooplankton in Lake Oahe, South Dakota. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 64 pp.
  • Strand, Kimberly A. 2005. Diet and body composition of migrating lesser scaup in eastern South Dakota. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 78 pp.
  • Hayer, C-A. 2005. Influence of spatial, temporal, and abiotic factors on detection probabilities for fishes in the Mobile River drainage, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Davis, Blake A. 2004. Estimating trophic position of Lake Oahe walleyes using stable isotope analysis. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 54 pp.
  • Selch, Trevor M. 2004. The cost of capturing prey: measuring largemouth bass foraging activity using glycolytic enzymes (lactate dehydrogenase). M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 51 pp.
  • Abundance and conservation of water rice for wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
  • Haugerud, Neil J. 2003. Macroinvertebrate biomonitoring criteria and community composition in seasonal floodplain wetlands of the upper Missouri River. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 154 pp.
  • Holcomb, Benjamin M. 2002. Nutrient inputs, iron availability and algal biomass in Black Hills watersheds: implications for reservoir and stream productivity. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 98 pp.
  • Powell, Kipp A. 2002. Fish-habitat associations in small backwaters of the upper Missouri River, North Dakota. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, 150 pp.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 138

 

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute