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Student papers from previous BIOS 569 sessions: 2005

Braun, Ashley. Effects of the distribution of vegetation and predators on the morphological traits of tadpoles. Advisor: Matt Michel

Chock, Nancy. Examining habitat associations with stream fish assemblages in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan/Wisconsin. Advisor: Todd Crowl

Copenhaver, Ardis. Lake and bog fish survey and water chemistry comparison to 1985 records at UNDERC. Advisor: Todd Crowl and Karen Francl

Davidson, Keely. Herpetofaunal distribution at University of Notre Dame Environmental Resource Center. Advisor: Karen Francl

Frauendorf, Therese. The role of the wolf spider Lycosidae gulosa in the survival of the grasshoppers Melanoplus borealis at different densities. Advisor: Angela Nardoni-Laws

Freeman, Claire. Survey of common loon (Gavia immer) habitats and nests at UNDERC. Advisor: Karen Francl

Hayes, Tommy. Differences in survivorship and growth between male and female grasshoppers: identifying impacts of skewed sex ratios and spider predation. Advisor: Angela Nardoni-Laws

Himic, Lisa. Analysis of call quality and lek dynamics in the gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor. Advisor: Sunny Boyd

Irby, Mara. Snag characteristics and evidence of woodpecker activity in deciduous and mixed stands in northern Michigan. Advisor: Walt Carson and Anne Choiunard

Kelly, Aileen. Analysis of call quality and lek dynamics in Hyla versicolor. Advisor: Sunny Boyd

Lehman, Fern. Earthworm species composition and distribution in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Advisor: Dave Costello and James English

McAvoy, Kathleen. Coarse woody debris in relation to forest types at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, MI. Advisor: Walt Carson and Anne Chouinard

Mitchell, Nichole. The presence of a processing detritivore (Metricnemus knabi) and its effect on top-down and bottom-up forces in the northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) inquiline food web. Advisor: David Hoekman

Peters, Greg. Tree habitat characteristics of red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) in northern hardwood forests. Advisor: Jennifer Hsia

Ross, Jeffrey. Control methods and management considerations of Bell’s Honeysuckle (Lonicera x bella). Advisor: James English

Stoller, Jessica. Variation in the Order Diptera in vernal ponds as a result of differing pond characteristics. Advisor: Ron Hellenthal

Tiso, Michael. The role of forest structures on habitat selection by red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Advisor: Jennifer Hsia

Underwood, Zach. Ground-truthing the UNDERC property using GIS; filling the gaps in the Ottawa National Forest surveys of surrounding forests.

Vogel, Josh. Effects of abiotic factors on aquatic macroinvertebrate compositions and distributions in ten vernal pools at UNDERC. Advisor: Ron Hellenthal

Wergin, Rachel. Morphological Responses of Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) in Response to Vegetation Distribution and Predators. Advisor: Matt Michel

Williams, Nikki. Continued Zooplankton Survey of UNDERC Aquatic Systems Including Water Analysis. Advisor: James English

Winston, Rebecca. Top-down and bottom-up forces within the northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) inquiline food web: a study using the pitcher plant midge (Metriocnemus knabi). Advisor: David Hoekman

Wood, Patrick. Abiotic Factors Affecting the Distribution of Native and Invasive Crayfish in a Northern Wisconsin Lake. Advisor: Jody Murray.

Zervoudakis, Emmanuel. Catering to Crayfish: Determining the effectiveness of beef liver, northern pike (Esox lucius), and dog food as bait for trapping Orconectes propinquus and O. virilis in a northern Wisconsin lake. Advisor: Jody Murray

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