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Student papers from previous BIOS 35502-01 sessions: 2010

Argus, Brian.  Determination of the functional response of Orconectes propinquus for ephemeroptera nymphs of the family Heptageniidae.  Advisor:  Ashley Baldridge

Baca, Ashley.  Population estimate and size comparison of Orconectes propinquus in riffle habitats in Tenderfoot Creek.  Advisor:  Todd Crowl

Betone, Kevin.  Protein quality and its effect on grasshopper size.  Advisor:  Anthony Joern

Dove, Nicholas.  The effect of increasing temperature on germination of native plant species in the North Woods region.  Advisor:  Margaret Mangan

Fernandez, Dylan PH.  A closer look at the behavioral dynamics of shredders in leaf litter breakdown.  Advisor:  Christopher J. Patrick

Gergeley, Kacey.  The effects of anthropogenic noise measured by changes in vigilance behavior in white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis).  Advisor:  Lauren Brierley

Grady, Nicholas.  Are UNDERC microbial communities from different streams functionally unique?  Advisor:  Christopher J. Patrick

Gulley, Taylor.  Inquiline diversity of the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) as a function of pitcher isolation: the role of dispersal in metacommunities.  Advisor:  Michael Pfrender

Hill, Tara.  Stream scare: Riparian species richness and fish diversity as indicators of stream health.  Advisor:  Todd Crowl

James, Evan.  Invasiveness and propagule pressure of Bellemya chinensis (formerly Cipangupalinia chinensis) in northern Wisconsin: a case study.  Advisor:  Andrew Mahon

Knecht, Karyn.  Tree species diversity, richness, and community composition along a distance gradient at Sphagnum bogs in a northern hardwoods forest.  Advisor:  Walt Carson

Krajcik, Daniel.  Thermal tolerance of Daphnia pulex in relation to their original location and body size.  Advisor:  Michael Pfrender

Laricchia, Kristen.  Effects of height and size exclusion on seed preference among mammalian granivores.  Advisor:  David Flagel

Logsdon, Ashley.  Influence of tree size and species on lichen abundance, diversity, and richness in a northern hardwoods forest.  Advisor:  Walt Carson

McGuire, Brianna.  Effects of mite parasitism, pesticide addition, and variable nitrogen content on plant feeding preference in the clear-winged grasshopper (Camnula pellucida).  Advisor:  Anthony Joern

Paulino, Laura Isabel.  Genetic differentiation led by geographical barriers between populations in Peromyscus maniculatus.  Advisor:  Andrew Mahon

Pietrucha, Katherine.  The masking effect of anthropogenic noise on alarm calls of the eastern chipmunk, Tamias striatus.  Advisor:  Lauren Brierley

Ramsey, Samantha.  The effect of a water barrier on small mammals Peromyscus maniculatus and Myodes gapperi.  Advisor:  Michael J. Cramer

Smith, Matthew.  Effect of conspecific cue on shelter competition between mixed sex intruders and resident female crayfish Orconectes propinquus.  Advisor:  Ashley Baldridge

Tosa, Marie.  Generalization of prey fear response to predatory risk in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) to owl calls.  Advisor:  Michael J. Cramer

Towle, Kevin.  The effect of Microphallus sp. infection on the shelter competition behavior of northern clearwater crayfish (Orconectes propinquus).  Advisor:  Lindsey Sargent

Tripp, Curtis.  Effects of solar ultraviolet radiation on littoral benthic macroinvertebrate feeding.  Advisor:  Heidi Mahon

Weaver, Katie.  Microphallus opacus’s effect on survival of Orconectes propinquus at different dissolved oxygen levels.  Advisor:  Lindsey Sargent



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