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Texas Theses and Dissertations

  • Jiang, Shengjian. 2017. Evidence of exposure to hypoxia and acidification in otoliths of Atlantic Croaker from the Gulf of Mexico. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Toé, Seydou J. 2017. Distribution of Golden Alga in the Brazos River and Rio Grande Basins. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Kost, Olivia A. 2017. Avian Response to Herbicide-induced Brush Management on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX.
  • Mitchell, Natasia R. 2017. Assessment of Golden Eagles in the Southern Great Plains and Trans Pecos Regions. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Massure WA. 2016. Evaluating effects of drought and anthropogenic influences on the growth of stream fishes on the Edwards Plateau, Central Texas. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Download
  • Welch, Brandi C. 2016. The breeding ecology and predicted influence of climate change on urban-nesting Mississippi Kites. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
  • Roesler EL. 2016. Development of habitat use data, detection, and survey methods for the endangered gastropod, Pecos assiminea (Assiminea pecos) at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Download
  • Gicklhorn, T.S. 2015. Analysis of motion-captured pictures located on man-made water sources in the Southern High Plains of west Texas. M.S. Thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Groen, L.M. 2015. Risk of wind turbine encounters and migration patterns of Swainson's hawks (Buteo swainsoni) migrating from the plains of Texas to the pampas of Argentina. M.S. Thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Acre, M.R. 2015. Can a river-reservoir interface serve as nursery habitat for riverine fishes? M.S. thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 51 pp. Download
  • Linner, K. 2014. Assessing the influence of wind turbines and land-use on mortality risk of avian species on the Llano Estacado with emphasis on birds of prey. Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX.
  • Chen Q. 2014. Reproductive behavior and mating system of Spotted Seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Miyazono, S. 2014. Fish metacommunity dynamics and threatened species ecology in a desert river system. A dissertation in Fisheries Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Funkhouser, C. 2014. Captive propagation techniques for an endangered species of freshwater snail from a West Texas spring. A Thesis in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
  • Munyaho, A.T. 2014. Anthropogenic and environmental impacts on the abundance and distribution of commercial fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East Africa. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 159 pp.
  • Groeschel, J. 2013. Evaluations of growth and habitat use by Guadalupe bass at a riverscape scale in the South Llano River, Texas. M.S. thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 75 p. Download
  • Israël, N.M.D., 2013. Surface water quality in the Pecos River basin: associations with golden alga presence and unplugged oil/gas well densities. A Thesis in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
  • VanLandeghem, M.M., 2013. Environmental factors regulating toxic blooms of golden alga (Prymnesium parvum) and their effects on fisheries resources. A dissertation in Fisheries Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
  • Borsdorf, P. 2013. Lesser prairie-chicken habitat use across varying land-use practices in west Texas and eastern New Mexico. MS thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX.
  • Jansen, E. W. 2013. Grassland bird distribution and raptor flight patterns in the competitive renewable energy zones of the Texas panhandle. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Skipper, B. 2013. Urban ecology of Mississippi kites. PhD dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
  • Gudmundsdóttir LO. 2013. Intra-stock diversity in egg specific gravity of Atlantic Cod in Icelandic waters. MS thesis. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Mueller, J.S. 2013. Effects of temperature, salinity, and suspended solids on the early life history stages of Arkansas River shiner. M.S. thesis. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas. Download
  • Sharma, P. 2012. Role of thyroid hormones in the development of gonadal sex, external morphology and intestinal system of zebrafish (Danio rerio). A Dissertation in Biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Suski, J. 2012. Gastropods in a changing and stressful environment: Impacts on life history and interspecies interactions. A Dissertation in Biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Grisham, Blake N. 2012. The ecology of lesser prairie-chickens in shinnery oak-grassland communities in New Mexico and Texas with implications toward habitat management and future climate change. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Schwalm DL. 2012. Processes influencing genetic structure and diversity in spatially disjunct swift fox populations. Ph.D. dissertation. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Perkins, Rebecca N. 2012. Anti-predatory behavior of northern bobwhite in the Rolling Plains of Texas. M.S. Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Timmer, Jennifer M. 2012. Relationship of lesser prairie-chicken density to landscape characteristics in Texas. M.S. Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Zavaleta, J. Effects of grazing and herbicide treatments to restore degraded sand shinnery oak grasslands. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Welch, Brandi C. 2011. Provisioning rates of urban nesting Mississippi kites in the Texas Panhandle. M.S. Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Torres, L. 2011. Laboratory and field assessments of brominated flame retardants and other contaminants: effects in fishes. A Dissertation in Biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Strobel, B.N. 2011. Reproductive success and annual habitat preference by red-shouldered hawks in southern Texas. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Schroeder, Evonne. 2010. Annual productivity and survival of birds in different vegetation communities of the Welder Wildlife Refuge. M.S., Texas Tech University.
  • Meyer, M.D. 2009. Development and validation of a fish embryo bioassay for studies of surface water quality in the Brazos River. A Master's Thesis in Biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Behney, A.C. 2009. Predation and reproductive behavior of lesser prairie-chickens at leks in the Texas Southern High Plains. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University
  • Roberts, A.J. 2009. Avian community response to large-scale wildfires in the Texas panhandle. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University
  • Sharma, B. 2008. Effects of cadmium at low concentrations on anuran growth and development. A PhD Dissertation in Fisheries, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas.
  • Miller, A. 2008. Patterns of avian and bat mortality at a utility scaled wind farm on the Southern High Plains. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Miyazono, S. 2008. Fish assemblage and water quality indicators of river connectivity in oxbow lakes of the Yazoo River basin. M.S. thesis. Mississippi State University.
  • Haralson, C.L. 2008. Breeding ecology, nest site selection, and human influence on white-tailed hawks on the Texas barrier islands. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • 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.
  • Libungan, L.A. 2009. Local adaptation and variation in life history reaction norms within the Icelandic cod stock. M.S. thesis: University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 22 pp. Download
  • Huber, C.G. 2007. Habitat preferences of juvenile common snook in the lower Rio Grande, Texas. An MS Thesis in Fisheries Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Strobel, B.N. 2007. Nest site selection and nestling diet of the Texas red-shouldered hawk Buteo lineatus texanus in South Texas. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University.
  • Mukhi, S. 2006. Reproductive and developmental toxicity of highly energetic compounds in zebrafish (Danio rerio). A PhD Dissertation in Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Grabowski TB. 2006. Reproductive ecology and seasonal migrations of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the Savannah River, South Carolina and Georgia. Ph.D. dissertation. Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina, USA. Download
  • Giovanni, M.D. 2005. Prey partitioning between sympatric grassland raptors. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Pruett, A.L. 2004. Black-tailed prairie dog association with playa lakes in the Southern High Plains and a new approach to estimating colony population sizes. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Merriman, J.W. 2003. Raptors associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies and directional manipulation of prairie dog colony expansion using visual barriers in shortgrass prairie. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Smithers, B.L. 2003. Northern goshawk food habits in Minnesota: an analysis using time-lapse recording systems. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Thompson, T.R. 2003. The effectiveness of the Conservation Reserve Program's native seeding requirement in providing breeding and wintering habitat for grassland birds in the Southern High Plains of Texas. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Grabowski TB. 2002. Temporal and spatial variability of blenny (Perciformes: Labrisomidae and Blenniidae) assemblages on Texas jetties. M.S. Thesis. Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas, USA. Download
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 38

Scientific Publications: 83

Presentations: 162

 

Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Texas Parks and Wildlife
  2. Texas Tech University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute