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 2005

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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

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Effect of Powerline Rights-of-Way on Small Mammal Diversity and Movement in the Rocky Mountains of North-Central Colorado, Jonathan J. Storm

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Breeding Productivity, Post-Fledging Movements, and Description of the Immature Stage of House Wrens (Troglodytes Aedon), Jamie E. Timson

Theses from 2001

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Devising A Catchability Index Incorporating Weather to Re-Evaluate Population Trends of Migratory Warblers in Western Kansas, Constance Y. Chen

Theses from 2000

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A Revision of the Genus Piezogaster Amyot & Serville (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Nematopodini) and the Description of Two New Species, Beau M. Dealy

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Survey of Aquatic Macrophytes of Ellis County, Kansas, Monty Vacura

Theses from 1999

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Interpopulational Differences in Chloride Tolerances Among Red Shiners, Cyprinella Lutrensis (Baird and Girard), and Sand Shiners, Notropis Ludibundus (Cope), in Central Kansas, Eric G. Hargett

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Diatom Survey of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Marsha R. Harris

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Possible Role of Integrins in Cervical Ripening During Late Pregnancy, Chiao-Ju Su

Theses from 1998

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Freshwater Mussels (Unionidae) in Streams of Northwestern Kansas, Shea M. Bergman

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Historical Effects of Streamflow Alteration on Fish Assemblages in Northwestern Kansas, Douglas L. Bradley

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A Seed Bank Investigation of the Spring Seep Zone at Haberer's Salt Marsh, Andrew G. Burr

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A Conservation Manual for the Bats of Yucatan, Mexico, Guillermo E. Castillo-Vela

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Modifications in the Histology and Immunolocalization of Alpha 1 Integrins in the Cervix of Pregnant Rats in Preparation for Parturition, Alaina D. Chapman

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Biogeography of Heteromyids on the Central Great Plains, Robert S. DeBaca

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Spatiotemporal Patterns of Fish Assemblages in Relation to Environmental Factors in the Republican River in Kansas, H. Paul Foultz

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Nest-Site Selection and Breeding Behavior of the Migratory Rock Wren (Salpinctes Obsoletus) in Western Kansas, Jennifer J. Matiasek

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Three-Dimensional Collagen Gels as an in Vitro Model for the Mammalian Cervix, Tiffin M. Ramsey

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Life History Trends and Migratory Behavior of Warblers in West-Central Kansas, Jennifer M. Sevigny

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Foraging Behavior and Habitat Use by Spring Migrants in North-Central Kansas, Michael S. Sevigny

Theses from 1997

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Subspecies of Mammals on the Central Great Plains, Carla B. Carr

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Historical Changes in the Fish Assemblages of the Republican River Drainage, Terrence R. Malloy

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Taxonomic Status of Myotis Occultus Hollister, Ernest Valdez

Theses from 1996

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Effects of Weed Control on Populations of Small Mammals in Wheat Fields, M. Neil Bass

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Mensural Discrimination Between Reithrodontomys Megalotis and R. Montanus, Steven R. Hoofer

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Denning Ecology of Swift Foxes (Vulpes Velox) in Western Kansas, Victoria L. Jackson

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Distribution, Natural History, Conservation Status, and Biogeography of Bats in Kansas, Dale Wayne Sparks

Theses from 1995

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Status of Bats in the Gypsum Hills of South-Central Kansas, Steven P. Adams

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Fishes in Depositional and Erosional Habitats of the Missouri River near Atchison, Kansas, Jeffery G. Blodig

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Spatial Scale and Floristic Diversity on Shallow Limestone Rangeland, Kyle F.G. Hitchcock

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Movement of Small Mammals at an Interchange on Interstate Highway 70, Matthew E. Hopton

Theses from 1994

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Treatment Effects on the Commencement of Active Immunity in Neonatal Calves, Barbara Binder-Elliott

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Biotic Regions of Kansas: Mammals and the Environment, Julie M. McCullough

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A Survey of the Flower Moth (Schinia, Noctuidae, Lepidoptera) of Kansas, C. Joseph Ochs

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Small Mammal Populations of the Principal Agricultural Crops in North-Central Kansas, Thomas L. Welker

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Small Mammal Populations in Habitats Created by the Conservation Reserve Program in Western Kansas, Timothy L. Welker

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Taxonomic Status of Populations of the Southern Bog Lemming, Synaptomy Cooperi, on the Great Plains, Gregory M. Wilson

Theses from 1993

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Bats of Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota, John M. Anderson

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The Vegetation of Slate Creek Wetland, Michael D. Proctor

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Habitat Preference of Cervus Elaphus on the Southern Great Plains, James Robinson

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Habitat Breadths of Small Mammals in Northeastern Kansas, Eric R. Schreiber

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A Survey of the Vertebrates of Slate Creek Salt Marsh, Sumner County, Kansas, with an Emphasis on Waterbirds, Eugene A. Young

Theses from 1992

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Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization and Irrigation on Yields of Shortgrass Rangeland on the Central Great Plains, Carolyn E. Blocksome

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Assemblages of Small Mammals in North-Central Kansas : Historical and Ecological Implications, Robert B. Channell

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Small Mammals at Interchanges of an Interstate Highway, Thomas W. Haner

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Habitat Breadths and Associations of Rodents in Southeastern Colorado, Robert R. Harms

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Plant Communities of Lake Scott State Park Scott County, Kansas, Jean M. Stramel

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Seed Bank Dynamics of Common Ragweed (Ambrosia Artimisiifolia L.), Kevin J. Williams

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Effects of Grassland Fire on Small Mammals at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Michael A. Zajic

Theses from 1991

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Growth Curve Studies of Tapirine During the Saprophytic Phase, Mark William Bland

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Taxonomy and Taphonomy of a Fossil Dicotyledon [Ulmus (Ulmaceae)] from the Ogallala Group (Miocene) Graham County, Kansas, Daryl E. Mergen

Theses from 1990

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Microhabitat Associations of Rodents on Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Southeastern Colorado, Jill L. Kuenzi

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Biological Survey of Browns Park, Northwestern Colorado, Keith D. Madsen

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Cryptic Coloration of the Plains Pocket Gopher, Geomys Bursarius, Jan Adell Nelson

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Economic Evaluation of Stockwater Developments Used in Saline County, Kansas, Brian K. Northup

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Associations of Small Mammals of Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge, Michael J. Rezsutek

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A Survey of the Ichthyofauna in Tributaries of the Missouri River in Northeastern Kansas, William J. Stark

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Ecological Characteristics of Small Mammals Under the Influence of Dry-Land Crop Production in West-Central Kansas, Chang-Man Won

Theses from 1989

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Taxonomic Significance of Chromosomal Races of Geomys Bursarius on the Central Great Plains, Forrest Wayne Davis

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Critical Habitat of the Gray Bat (Myotis Grisescens) in Kansas, Jan Decher

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Effects on Insects of Cattle Grazing Mixed Prairie Rangeland, Bryan Bacon Hurst

Theses from 1988

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Systematics and Biostratigraphy of Late Tertiary Angiosperms from Ogallala Sediments in Ellis County, Kansas, Julie Ann Ballenger

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Ecology of Japanese Brome (Bromus Japonicus Thunb.) on Limestone Soils in Western Kansas, Hui Chen

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Systematic and Evolutionary Relationships Among North American Arid-Land Foxes, Jerry W. Dragoo

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The Natural History of Haberer's Salt Marsh, Russell County, Kansas, Thomas O. Norman

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Taxonomy of Sigmodon Hispidus on the Great Plains, Michael P. Reed

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Nesting of the House Finch (Carpodacus Mexicanus) in Hays, Kansas, Laura E. Villasenor

Theses from 1987

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Breeding Biology and Behavior of the Great Egret in Sedgwick Co., Kansas, Michael W. Dwyer

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The Effects of Light- and Density-Stress on the Growth and Reproduction of Linum Usitatissimum: A Demographic Study, Ann E. Throckmorton

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Analysis of Breeding Bird Surveys in Ellis County, Kansas, 01/01/1969-01/01/1981 and 01/01/1985, Timothy C. Wagner

Theses from 1986

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Rapid Range Expansion of the House Finch in Kansas, Betty Lou Elder

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Erioneuron Pilosum (Buckl.) Nash (Gramineae): Distribution in Kansas, Habitat Characteristics, Epidermal Features of Leaf and Lemma and Leaf Anatomy, Charlene R. Hillgren

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Control Methods and Management for Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys Ludovicianus) in Northwestern Kansas, Michael G. Karl

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Small Mammal Ecology in a Relict Grassland in West-Central Kansas, James Carey Stroh

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Distribution of Pocket Gophers in Southeastern Colorado, William Whitworth

Theses from 1985

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Flowering Dynamics and Biomass Allocation in Yucca Glauca Nutt, Colleen M. Hampton

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Movements of Striped Bass (Morone Saxatilis) Tracked in Wilson Reservoir, Kansas, Kent Hampton

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The Effects of Defoliation, Density, and Light Intensity on the Regrowth, Biomass, and Tiller Production of Japanese Brome (Bromus Japonicus Thunb.), Theresa Ann Pfeifer

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Natural History and Taxonomy of the Plains Pocket Mouse, Kent M. Reed

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The Annual Lipid Cycle of Peromyscus Leucopus in Eastern Nebraska, Nancy H. Short

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Taxonomy of Chromosomal Races of Geomys Bursarius Lutescens Merrimam, Philip D. Sudman

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Small Mammals of a Dry-Land Cropland in Western Kansas, Shirley J. Valek

Theses from 1984

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Effect of Nest Box Refugia on Population Sizes of Small Mammals in Fallow Cropland, Cris Cristoffer

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Nesting Distributions in Kansas of Selected Colonial Nesting Herons in 01/01/1982 and 01/01/1983, Guy W. Ernsting

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Fall Migrational Patterns of Selected Wood Warblers in West-Central Kansas, Marshelle L. Ernsting

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Small Mammals in Field Borders of Cereal Cropfields in an Agricultural Mosaic in West-Central Kansas, Ron Scott Mellot

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Systematics and Biogeography of Northern Grasshopper Mice Inhabiting the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, Columbia Plateau, and Wyoming Basin, Brett R. Riddle