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Student papers from previous BIOS 35502-01 sessions: 2008

Bono, Matt.  Effects of coyote urine on trappability of Peromyscus leucopus and Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis.  Advisor:  Michael J. Cramer

Bunn, Lisa.  Evaluating a stand of potential old growth white pine-hemlock forest at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center.  Advisor:  Walt Carson

Burke, Stephanie.  The effects of caudal scoliosis on swimming potential and survivability of wood frog (Rana sylvatica) tadpoles.  Advisor:  Matt Michel

Coggon, Garrett.  Relationship between prey body depth, northern pike gape size and pike habitat utilization in Brown Lake.  Advisor:  Kevin Landom.

Deatsman, Rebecca.  How do female gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) select and locate males?  Advisor:  Sunny Boyd

Ewen, Chelsea.  Effect of macroinvertebrate colonization on decomposition reates of speckled alder (Alnus incana) leaves in northern Michigan streams.  Advisor:  Christopher J. Patrick

Garvy, Kelly.  The effects of gender and density on the rate of cannibalism in Orconectes propinquus.  Advisor:  Brett Peters

Kelley, Ann Elise.  Trophic cascade interactions in northern Wisconsin sphagnum bogs.  Advisor:  Jessica Hellmann

Keuthen, Allison.  Migration dynamics of invasive earthworms in varied soil moisture condition at UNDERC.  Advisor:  David Costello

Kratschmer, Edward M.  Short term radio telemetry assessment of northern pike, Esox lucius, habitat in a small eutrophic lake.  Advisor:  Kevin Landom

Lee, Dana J.  Medicinal and consumption utilization in plant species of the UNDERC property according to Ojibwa cultural knowledge.  Advisor:  Michael J. Cramer

Marrah, Audrey.  Spatial and temporal changes of nutrients and organisms in lake outflow streams.  Advisor:  Christopher J. Patrick

McCabe, Collin.  Optimal foraging and predation pressures:  the importance of woody debris to the foraging behavior of Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis.  Advisor:  Michael J. Cramer

Mork, Tori.  Call quality and distribution of male Hyla versicolor.  Advisor:  Sunny Boyd

Patzner, Danielle.  Predator-avoidance responses in native and exotic freshwater snail species.  Advisor:  Todd Crowl

Poinsatte, Justin.  Selective foraging and intraguild competition between northern crayfish, Lepomis, and Perca.  Advisor:  Ashley Baldridge

Puopolo, Mia Dawn.  Effects of sex and sexual maturity on intra- and interspecific foraging activity between the northern crayfish, Orconectes propinquus and yellow perch, Perca flavescens.  Advisor:  Ashley Baldridge

Quiñones Vilches, Norberto.  Effects of ionic liquids on respiration in freshwater lakes.  Advisor:  Konrad Kulacki

Regis, Craig.  Macroinvertebrate densities and plant preference as mechanisms leading to changes in alternative stable states.  Advisor:  Jody Peters

Reid, Daniel.  Nest site selection and predation of Chrysemys picta and Chelydra serpentine.  Advisor:  Todd Crowl

Rivera Rivera, Carlos J.  Obstruction of the upstream migration of the invasive snail Cipangopaludina chinensis by high water currents.  Advisor:  Brett Peters

Schlichte, Megan J.  The effects of an imidazolium ionic liquid on net primary productivity in lakes across a pH gradient.  Advisor:  Konrad Kulacki

Welle, James.  Study of dispersion rates for individuals of Aporrectodea spp., Lumbricus terrestris, and Lumbricus rubellus with and without presence of leaf litter.  Advisor:  David Costello

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