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Student papers from previous BIOS 35502-01 sessions: 2013

Bendel, Cayla. Trophic cascades between wolves (Canis lupus), deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and browse plants in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan. Advisor: Walt Carson

Davila, Ryan. Microphallus sp. trematode parasites alter use of and competition for shelter in the crayfish Orconectes virilis and Orcronectes propinquus. Advisor: Lindsey Sargent

Deason, Nicholas. Evaluation of Acilius larvae (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) for biocontrol of mosquito larvae. Advisor: Todd Crowl

Farr, Matthew. Influence of hyroperiod and depth of woodland vernal pools on small mammal abundance and diversity in the Upper Great Lakes Region. Advisor: Robert McKee

Frakes, Adam. Characteristics of Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) cavity trees in edge habitat of a northern mixed conifer-hardwood forest. Advisor: Walt Carson

George, Payton. The effects of predator chemical cues on the behavior of spotted salamander larvae (Ambystoma maculatum). Advisor: Shayna Sura

Guidolin, Ben. Predator avoidance behaviours between native (Helisoma trivolvis) and invasive (Cipangopaludina chinensis) snail species when exposed to kairomones from crayfish (Orconectes propinquus) and pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) predators and alarm cues. Advisor: Shayna Sura

Hanratty, Erin. The impact of dissolved organic carbon on the feeding effectiveness of bluegills. Advisor: Nicola Craig

Hart, Julia. Diel vertical and horizontal migration of zooplankton across a gradient of dissolved organic carbon. Advisor: Patrick Kelly

Hing, Jing Sheng. Comparing the predator avoidance and boldness responses of Orconectes rusticus, O. propinquus, and O. virilis infected with Microphallus spp. Advisor: Lindsey Sargent

Johnson, Amy. Potential for shifting top-down pressure under climate change: seed preferences of northern Tamias minimus versus southerly Tamias striatus. Advisor: David Flagel

Kipp, Michael. Positive feedbacks in global biogeochemistry: methane emissions from freshwater lakes. Advisor: William West

Kruep, Julia. Microhabitat choice as a function of ectoparasitism: basking behavior of Chrysemys picta bellii in the presence of Placobdella spp. Advisor: Matthew Michel

McMullen, Linsey. Leaf litter and aggregate habitat preferences of Plethodon cinereus. Advisor: Matt Igleski

Merriman, Chelsea. Effect of bird predation and nutrient input on a mixed-grassland trophic cascade. Advisor: Anthony Joern

Olsen, Hannah. Foraging behavior of Eastern Chipmunks between two levels of human presence. Advisor: Michael J. Cramer

Parrott, Riley. The behavioral response of small rodents to increased plant cover. Advisor: David Flagel

Poinsatte, Natasia. Relationship between aboveground biomass and diversity in Northern Great Lakes forests. Advisor: Sam Pecoraro

Raja, Shella. Isolation of climate sensitivities of Acer saccharum and Abies balsamea. Advisor: Sam Pecoraro

Rios, Celeny. Methane storage in fresh water lakes at UNDERC-East. Advisor: William West

Roden-Reynolds, Patrick. Plastic responses in juvenile wood frog (Rana sylvatica) morphology from predation. Advisor: Matthew Michel

Ruiz Cortés, Jean. The darkening waters: particulate organic carbon sedimentation rates along a water color gradient. Advisor: Jake Zwart

Salcedo Bauzá, Alexandra. Effect of DOC levels on aquatic insect growth, distribution and emergence patterns. Advisor: Nicola Craig

Silva Rodriguez, Amarilis. Impact of DOC in the zooplankton community composition. Advisor: Patrick Kelly

Spear, Michael. Infection of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) by black-spot parasites in a public and private lake. Advisor: Todd Crowl

Yen, Ivy. Repeatability of Peromyscus exploratory behavior in the hole-board apparatus. Advisor: Michael J. Cramer


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