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Student papers from previous BIOS 35502-01 sessions: 2006

Adams, Melinda. The effects of cover on diving beetle larvae (Dytiscus spp.) predation using wood frog (Rana sylvatica) tadpoles and eastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) tadpoles. Advisor: Matt Michel

Algaze, Isabel. Relationship between predation by Lycosidae spp. and the fungal pathogen Entomophaga spp. in Melanoplus borealis. Advisor: Angela Laws

Alldred, Mary. Territorial mating behaviors of the male green frog (Rana clamitans) in lake and beaver pond habitats. Advisor: Sunny Boyd

Burtner, Alicia. The role of bullfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) on stream ecosystem dynamics. Advisor: Todd Crowl

Cullen, Sean. Using habitat variables to predict eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) presence or absence. Advisor: Jen Hsia

Doerries, Stephanie. The effects of wood surface complexity and current velocity on aquatic insect colonization over time. Advisor: Andrea Fowler

Gomez, Jesus. Interaction of wandering spiders in old fields at UNDERC with notes: behavior, prey selection and distribution Advisor: Angela Laws

Holland, Brian. Determination of UNDERC forest history from current forest structure. Advisor: Anne Chouinard

Huebner, Lindsay. Comparison of the performance of two Rodeo® herbicide application methods on Lonicera x bella. Advisor: Keren Tischler

Kinchen, Alyse. Habitat selection experiment: examining the coexistence of two sympatric Peromyscus species. Advisor: Jen Hsia

LaBrie, Richard. Forest stumps as indicators of past logging activity at UNDERC. Advisor: Anne Chouinard

Lemmon, Zachary. Carnivore diversity, distribution, and relation to fine scale habitat features at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center. Advisor: Dave Choate

McCann, Michael. Nutrient content of leaf litter and the growth of an anecic earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris. Advisor: Dave Costello

Meyer, Emily. The effects of soil moisture and distance from open water on the species distribution of small mammals. Advisor: Karen Francl

Nowalk, Maura. Preferred aquatic habitats of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) and the implications for nest site choice. Advisor: Karen Francl

O'Brien, Michael. Prevalence of trematodes in freshwater gastropods at UNDERC. Advisor: Leah Boits

Osborne, Kevin. Preferred areas of deer browsing in relation to canopy cover and forest gaps. Advisor: Walt Carson (and Anne Chouinard)

Osterholz, William. Assessment of an electrical method of earthworm extraction in a northern temperate forest. Advisor: Dave Costello.

Pinnaro, Catherina. The effects of cover on a predator-prey system: giant water bugs (Lethocerus spp.) and eastern gray treefrog tadpoles (Hyla versicolor). Advisor: Matt Michel

Ramos Hernandez, Carlos. Investigating mechanisms driving crayfish distribution within lakes. Advisor: Brett Peters

Seilie, Elizabeth (Sachi). Foraging decisions under the risk of predation: does habitat type influence rodent foraging? Advisor: Dave Choate

Spears, Cassius. The effects of water turbidity and stream velocity on fish feeding behavior. Advisor: Leah Boits

Toro, Miriam. Influence of habitat and temperature on distribution and species composition of butterflies (Order: Lepidoptera) at UNDERC. Advisor: Jessica Hellmann

Woodard, Stephen. The Relationship Between Fish Species, Fish Size, and Substrate on Predation of Crayfish. Advisor: Brett Peters

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