2009

Alicia Bray, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: James J. Smith
Dissertation Title: AFLP, mtDNA, and microsatellite analysis of emerald ash borer population structure from Asia and North America

Stephanie Bussema, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Thesis title:  Plan B, no title

Jonathan Deroba, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: James R. Bence
Dissertation Title: How many are there and how many can we kill? Improving catch per effort indices of abundance and evaluating harvest control rules for lake whitefish in the Great Lakes

Jeff Evans, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Developing demographic models to inform selection of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) biological control agents

Stephen LeDuc, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Dissertation Title: Soil nitrogen cycling and ectomycorrhizal community composition following disturbance in Michigan jack pine forests

Megan Matonis, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Michael B. Walters
Thesis Title: Multiple gap-stand and landscape-scale factors affect northen hardwood regeneration

Terri McElhinny, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Dissertation Title: Morphological variation in a durophagous carnivore, the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Mercedes Ramirez, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Thesis Title: Vision as a sensory modality in the honey bee dance language

Lance Roberts, 2009, PhD
MSU Department
: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Dissertation Title: Improving wildlife habitat model performance: sensitivity to scale and detail of vegetation measurements

Jessica Schrader (St. John), 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Laura Smale
Dissertation Title: Plasticity in the circadian system: changing rhythms in reproducing female rodents

Amy Schueller, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Daniel Hayes
Dissertation Title: Interactions between demographic stochasticity and genetic integrity of lake sturgeon populations

Sarah Smith, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
Thesis title:  Revision of Camptocerus dejean (Coleoptere: Curculionidae: Scolytinea) with notes on its biology

Sara Syswerda (Parr), 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: G. Philip Robertson
Dissertation Title: Ecosystem services across a management intensity gradient in southwest Michigan

Andrew Tluczek, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Influences of host vigor on larval distribution, development, and mortality of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptere: Buprestidae) in North America

Nathaniel Walton, MS, 2009
MSU Department:  Entomology
Advisor:  Rufus Isaacs
Thesis title: Habitat management using native flowering perennials to increase beneficial insects in Michigan highbush blueberry