Biology Master's Theses
 
The Biology Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students. Due to copyright restrictions some works are limited to on-campus access only. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2018

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Relationship Between Food Intake and Expression of O-Linked N-Acetylglucosamine Transferase Messenger RNA in Channel Catfish, Oaklee Abernathy

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An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations, Brian Gaston

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Critical Habitat Assessment and Recovery Plan for the Kansas State Threatened Broad-Headed Skink, Allison Hullinger

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Spatial Ecology of the Western Massasauga (Sisturus Tergeminus) in a Large Interior Wetland, Joshua Mead

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An Aerial Perspective: Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Predict Presence of Lesser Earless Lizards (Holbrookia Maculata), Sean Rogers

Theses from 2017

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Surveys For Rare and Endangered Mussel Species In Kansas: Traditional Methods and Environmental DNA Analysis, Kaden R. Buer

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Phylogenetic Distribution Of An Endogenous Strain Of Dahlia Mosaic Virus In Members Of Asteraceae, Keri L. Caudle

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Post-Drought Survey Of Freshwater Mussels In The Saline And Smoky Hill Rivers With Emphasis On The Status Of The Cylindrical Papershell (Anodontoides Ferussacianus) And Effects Of Lowhead Dams On Growth Of The Pimpleback (Quadrula Pustulosa) In The Neosho River, Kansas, Andrew T. Karlin

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Using Maximum Entropy Species Distribution Modeling For Long-term Conservation Planning Of Three Federally Listed Bats In North America, Mitchell L. Meyer

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Soxhlet Extraction Of Avocado Endocarp and Trituration Of Avocado Mesocarp For Biodiesel Production., Ifeoma Oraemesi

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Polymorphism In The PrPC Prion Protein Gene In Pigs, Anuja Paudyal

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"Survey Of Anuran Chytrid (Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis) In Kansas And The Influence Of Anuran Life History In Occurrence", Ariel Snyder

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The Effects Of Environmental Variability And Latitude On Breeding Behaviors and Life History Traits Of Aves In North America, Elizabeth E. Tharman

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Diet And Activity Patterns of Five Bat Species in North-Central Kansas, Holly G. Wilson

Theses from 2016

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Gender Differences In Space-Use Patterns And Microhabitat Characteristics Of Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys Volans) In Northeastern Iowa, Elizabeth G. Bainbridge

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Evaluating The Effect Of Water Supplementation On Ring-Necked Pheasant And Mesocarnivore Occupancy In Western Kansas, Brandon L. Calderon

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Organismal Composition and Photosynthetic Traits of Biological Soil Crusts In Prairie Ecosystems ofthe Great Plains, Brendon C. McCampbell

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A Comparison Of Small Mammal Communities Among Three Habitats In Western North Dakota, Samantha R. Pounds

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Determination Of Evolutionary History Of Big Bluestem Populations Through Chloroplast DNA Analysis, Tej Man Tamang

Theses from 2015

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Effects Of Environmental And Anthropogenic Factors On The Range Contraction Of Bird And Mammal Species, Patrice M. Betz

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Occupancy Modeling Of Herpetofauna And Grassland Nesting Birds At Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kasandra A. Brown

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Population Structure And Habitat Association Of Aquatic Testudines In Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Jeffrey T. Seim

Theses from 2014

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The Human Dimensions of Waterfowl Hunters at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton County, Kansas, Jason K. Black

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Timing and Intensity of Steer Use on Old World Bluestem (Bothriochloa Ischaemum) and Blue Grama (Bouteloua Gracilis) in Southern Mixed-Grass Prairie, Jessica Casey

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Description of an Unusual Cervical Vertebral Column of a Plesiosaur from the Kiowa Shale, Ian N. Cost

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Nest Survival of Grassland Breeding Birds in a Southern Mixed-Grass Prairie Wetland, Clinton Helms

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Antimicrobial Resistance of Channel Catfish Intestinal Microflora in the Arkansas and Ninnescah Rivers in Kansas, Jordan R. Hofmeier

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Possible Effects of Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys Ludovicianus) on Abundance and Diversity of Raptors and Small Mammals in Mixed and Shortgrass Prairie of Western Kansas, Nina M. Luna

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Effect of Grain, Region, and Human Influence on Higher Taxonomic Surrogacy, Frances Owen

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Distance Sampling as a Technique to Monitor Pronghorn in Kansas, Jared H. Oyster

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Dispersal of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria near Central Great Plains Feedlots, Jennifer R. Pfannenstiel-Klaus

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Inferring Herpetofaunal Distributions and Habitat Preferences for Conservation Planning, Lisa M. Prowant

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Habitat Associations of Grassland Birds along a Gradient of Eastern Red cedar Succession in Central Kansas, Scott W. Schmidt

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Age, Growth, and Simulation Modeling to Characterize Fish Populations at Two Reservoirs in South-Central Kansas, Brian Serpan

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Life History of a Dune-Dwelling Rhaphidophorid, Utabaenetes Tinkham, in the San Rafael Desert of Utah, Ryan M. Shofner

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Comparison of Small Mammal Communities in Ephemeral Wetlands and Wet Meadows during Drought, Brian M. Zinke

Theses from 2013

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Stable Isotope Analysis Of Two Mephitidae Species Reflects Population Trends And Landscape Structure, Amanda E. Cheeseman

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Antimicrobial Producing Bacteria Isolated From Petroleum-Laced Hypersaline Soil, Joanna L. Fay

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Effects Of Long-Term Exposure To Kanamycin and/or Ampicillin On Resistance Genes On An E. Coli Plasmid, Justin W.R. Kerby II

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Influence Of Wind Turbines On Mammalian Occupancy Patterns, Brian P. Tanis

Theses from 2012

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Influence of Habitat Heterogeneity on Small Mammals in the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska, Justin D. Anderson

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The Face of Extinction: Are Charismatic Species More Vulnerable To Endangerment?, Andrée M. Brisson

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The Effect Of Climate Change On The Distributions Of Invasive Plants And Their Associated Biological Control Agents In North America, Caroline A. Curtis

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Assessment Of Aging Structures And Recruitment Of Walleye Sander Vitreus In Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Weston L. Fleming

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Burrowing Owl (Athene Cunicularia) Nesting Ecology In Western Kansas, Carol D. Grover-Mariner

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Continual Passage Of Staphylococcus Epidermidis In Subinhibitory Levels Of The Biocide Triclosan Results In A Marked Increase In The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, Antibiotic Resistance, And Ethidium Bromide Resistance, William T. Moore

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Gas Exchange And Leaf Anatomy Of Andropogon Gerardii Ecotypes Over A Climatic Gradient Of The Great Plains, Jacob T. Olsen

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Distributional Survey And Habitat Associations Of Crayfishes In Three River Basins In Kansas, Ryan Lee Pinkall

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Spatial Conservation Prioritization Of Kansas For Terrestrial Vertebrates, Megan R. Rohweder

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Survey Of The Freshwater Gastropods Of Southeastern Kansas With Emphasis On The Distribution And Habitat Use Of The Delta Hydrobe (Probythinella Emarginata), Bryan Sowards

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Sexual Selection Dynamics In A Smoky Hills Population Of Crotaphytus Collaris, Katherine Talbott

Theses from 2011

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Effects Of Prescribed Burning On Grassland Nesting Birds On Conservation Reserve Program Areas In Gove County, Kansas, Justin Vern Hamilton

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Breeding Habitat Structure And Use By Kansas-Occurring Black Rail, Stephanie A. Kane

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Alarm-Calling And Response Behaviors Of The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog In Kansas, Lloyd W. Towers III

Theses from 2010

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Nested subsets, scale, and the distribution of abundance: A macroecological approach, Elita Baldridge

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Effects of sediment removal techniques on avian communities and vegetational attributes in restored prairie pothole wetlands, Alexander Galt

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Herpetofaunal response to prescribed burning on Matagorda Island, Texas: with emphasis on Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), Ashley Inslee

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Genetic Analysis of vancomycin-resistant gram-positive cocci isolated from wild songbirds, Shingo Ishihara

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Climate change: implications for montane mammals of the Great Basin, Georgina Yvette Jacquez

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Variation in the southern short-tailed shrew, Blarina Carolensis, Jennifer O'Neill

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Effects of flooding on photosynthesis and root respiration in Salt cedar (tamarix ramosissima), an invasive riparian shrub, Kristen Polacik

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Spatial and temporal patterns of Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) winter habitat use along the Upper Mississippi River corridor, Ryan T. Schmitz

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Distribution and genetic structure of pocket gophers (Genus Geomys) in Kansas, Zachary J. Schwenke

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Flooding tolerance of native and nonnative grasses: Variation in photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and carbon isotope discrimination, Elizabeth Waring

Theses from 2009

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Population Characteristics and Diet of Western Massasauga in Central Kansas with Inference from Stomach Contents and Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen, David Bender

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Comparative Studies of Two Small Freshwater Wetlands in Ellis County, Kansas, Patrick Allen Casey

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Isolation and Characterization of Halophilic Bacteria from Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Claudia M. Da Silva Carvalho

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Snowy Plover Nest Density and Reproductive Success at Great Salt Lake, Utah, Christian N. Edwards

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Cefotaxime Resistant Bacteria Isolated from a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Jerad Gorney

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Effects of Black-Tailed Prairie Dog on Shortgrass Vegetation of Western Kansas, Dustin Tacha

Theses from 2008

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Nitrification and Denitrification Response to Varying Periods of Desiccation and Inundation in a Western Kansas Stream, Bradley J. Austin

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Survey of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Carried in the Oral Cavities of Migratory Songbirds in Western Kansas, Jessica Bitner

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Microhabitat Selection and Pit Effectiveness of Myrmeleon Immaculatus Degeer Antlion Larvae in Western Kansas, Sarah A. Carrow

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Comparative Morphology of Siberian Elm (Ulmus Pumila), Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra), and Hybrid, (Ulmus X Notha) in Western Kansas, Kurtis J. Cooper

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Effects of Artificial Lawns on Steer Foraging Behavior, James A. Leiker

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Distribution and Status of the Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale Putorius) in Kansas, Shannan K. Nilz

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Identification and Characterization of the Contact Zone Between Two Species of Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina) in Southwestern Iowa and Northwestern Missouri, Cody W. Thompson

Theses from 2007

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Identification and Distribution of Sorex Cinereus and Sorex Haydeni on the Great Plains, Brian C. Bartels

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A Comparison of Carabid Beetle Taxocenes Between Rengeland and Conservation Reserve Program Fields in Western Kansas, Shaun M. Dunn

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Evaluation of the Seasonal Movement of the Pistolgrip Mussel (Tritogonia Verrucosa), Eric N. Starkey

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Grassland Bird Response to Countour Grass Strips (Cp 15) of the Conservation Reserve Program, Benjamin David Wheeler

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Western Kansas Feedlots and Sewage Treatment Plants, Samuel Rich Zwenger

Theses from 2006

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Nest-Site Selection and Reproductive Success of the Western Snowy Plover in Kansas, Matthew G. Sexson

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Assessment of West Nile Virus Prevalence Using Rt-Pcr in Resident and Migratory Birds of Western Kansas, Anthony Thomas

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Grazing Effects on Ground-Nesting Birds in the Red Hills of South-Central Kansas, Amy D. Zavala

Theses from 2005

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Differential Energetic Demands of Chiropteran Maternity Roosts as Determined by Diet, Shauna R. Marquardt

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Characterization of a Saccharopolyspora by 16S Rrna Sequencing, Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Analysis, and Scanning Electron Microscopy, Sherrie Stawinski

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Characterization of an Environmental Bacterium by 16S Rrna Sequence Analysis, Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Analysis, and Scanning Electron Microscopy, Lance Thurlow

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Survey of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) in Three River Drainages and an Evaluation of Seasonal Flow Requirements as a Correlate of Mussel Recruitment, Curtis J. Wolf

Theses from 2004

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Biogeographical Relationship of the Plains Pocket Gopher (Geomys Busarius) and the Yellow-Faced Pocket Gopher (Cratogeomys Castanops) in Kansas, Justin D. Hoffman

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Population Characteristics of the Introduced White Perch (Morone Americana) in the Ninnescah River System and Assessment of Community Structure After Invasion, Eric R. Johnson

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Assessment of the Spread and Distribution of Old World Bluestems (Bothriochloa Spp.) at Local and Landscape Scales, Rachel A. Knight

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Effects of Blood Enhancement Techniques on Short Tandem Repeat (Str) Analysis, James Newman

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Competitive Ability of Native Grasses and Non-Native (Old World Bluestems; Bothriochloa Spp.) Grasses, Cheryl D. Schmidt

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Natural History and Status of the Exploited Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus Viridis) in Western Kansas and a Herpetofaunal Inventory of the Smoky Valley Ranch, Logan County, Kansas, Curtis J. Schmidt

Theses from 2003

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Effects of Road Construction and Bull Thistle (Cirsium Vulgare) on the Plant Communities of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, Margaret A. Kritsch

Theses from 2002

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Male-Male Competition and Mating Success on Leks Attended by Hybrid Prairie-Chicken, Matthew R. Bain

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Pcr Cloning of Chick Noggin, Jennifer F. Hackney

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Phylogeography of Tamiasciurus Hudsonicus in Colorado, Lacrecia A. Johnson

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Effects of Old World Bluestem (Bothriochloa Ischaemum) on an Avian Community Within the Mixed-Grass Prairie, Jan Steier