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 1984

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Natural History and Geographic Relationships of the Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, Peggy L. Svoboda

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Dynamics of the Woody Vegetation Along the Arkansas River in Western Kansas, 1870-01/01/1983, Joseph R. Tomelleri

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Natural History of Foxes in Kansas, David M. Zumbaugh

Theses from 1983

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Interlaboratory Performance on Differential Leukocyte Counts from Replicate Blood Smears, Leonard F., Bunselmeyer Jr.

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Systematic Relationships of Pocket Gophers (Genus Geomys) in Northern Kansas, Jay C. Burns

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Survey of Diatoms from Three Streams in Ellis County, Kansas, Mark E. Eberle

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A Consideration of the Ethical Relationship Between Humans and Animals, Janis Thielen Jeffers

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Nongeographic Variation and Covariation of Electrophoretic and Morphometric Patterns in Peromyscus Leucopus, Deanna Tolliver

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Effect of Mowing on Movement and Home Range of Three Species of Rodents in a Mixed Grass Pasture, Sherry Rogers Watts

Theses from 1982

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Paleontology and Systematic Relationships of Short-Tailed Shrews (Genus Blarina), Cheri A. Jones

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A Comparison of the Reproductive Efficiency of Second-Year and After-Second-Year Male Northern Orioles (Icterus Galbula) near Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, Thomas E. Labedz

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Succession of Mammals, and Associations of Small Mammals, in Disturbed Habitats at Barr Lake State Park, Adams County, Colorado, David C. Lovell

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Behavior and Some Vegetative and Edaphic Influences of Steers Grazing Under Intensive Early and Season Long Stocking, Maynard Lugenja

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Small Mammals of Winter Wheat and Grain Sorghum Croplands in West-Central Kansas, Kirk W. Navo

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Vegetational and Edaphic Traits of Patch-Grazed Rangeland in West-Central Kansas, Charles B. Ring

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Herpetofauna of a Sandsage Prairie near Holcomb, Kansas, Steven M. Royal

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Effect of Freeze-Drying on the Viability Of Selected Anaerobic Microorganisms, Joyce Ann Staab

Theses from 1981

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Effect on Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) of Water from a Feedlot Lagoon, Nadine L. Bishop

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Factors Affecting Litter Decomposition on Grazed and Ungrazed Limy Upland Range Sites in the Mixed Prairie of Kansas, John G. Mai

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Morphometric and Geographic relationships of Short-Tailed Shrews (Genus Blarina) in Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri, Nancy D. Moncrief

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The Effectiveness of Seven Trapping Techniques for Amphibians, Reptiles, and Incidental Mammals in the Sandsage Prairie, Michael Rush

Theses from 1980

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Avifauna of Six Different Habitats in North-Central Russell County, Kansas, Steven Paul Anschutz

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Taxonomic Status of Blarina Hylophaga Elliot, Sarah B. George

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Biogeographic Relationship of Pocket Gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae) in Southeastern Colorado, Michael P. Moulton

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A Nesting Study of the Pine Siskin (Spinus Pinus) at Hays, Kansas, Arthur G. Nonhof

Theses from 1979

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Avian Communities of Some Grazed and Ungrazed Riparian Habitats in Ellis County, Kansas, Thomas L. Flowers

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Foraging Activity, Local Dispersal, and Roosting Behavior in Two Local Populations of Wintering Sparrows, Mark A. Ports

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Ecogeographic Relations of the Pronghorn (Antilocapra Americana) in Kansas, Mark L. Sexson

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The Mammals of Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge, Bennett County, South Dakota, Robert Wilhelm

Theses from 1978

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Systematics of the Northern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys Leucogaster) on the Central Great Plains, Mark D. Engstrom

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Community Structure and Insular Analysis of the Towns of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys Ludovicianus) in Western Kansas, Patricia J. Latas

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Selected Aspects of the Life History of Slimflower Scurfpea (Psoralea Tenuiflora Pursh), David L. Price

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Non-Geographic and Interspecific Variation in Four Species of Hylomyscus (Rodentia: Muridae) in Southern Cameroon, Lynn Robbins

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Isolation and Identification of Anaerobic Bacteria from Human Gallbladders and Miscellaneous Specimens, Carla Ruder

Theses from 1977

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Edaphic Variables Affecting Vegetation Pattern, David K. Bray

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Selected Aspects of the Ecophysiology of Slimflower Scurfpea (Psoralea Tenuiflora Pursh), Greg L. Dunn

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Movements of Rodents Across Roads, Ronald M. Kozel

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Comparative Nesting Ecology of Solitary and Colonial Nesting Barn Swallows in West-Central Kansas, Renne R. Lohoefener

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The Effects of a Late Spring Burn on Three Mixed Prairie Range Sites, Michael L. Pellant

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A Model of the Daily Energy Budget of the Adult Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus Tridecemlineatus, Stephen Scheck

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Some Characteristics of Largemouth Bass Populations in Two Ellis County, Kansas Farm Ponds, Troy A. Schroeder

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The Distribution and Related Studies of Ceratoides Lanata (Pursh) Howell in Northwestern Kansas, Michael Warren Stearns

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Effect of Sodium Treated Wheat on Cotton Rats, Lawrence R. Williams

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Food Utilization in Selected Tropical Trees by Frugivorous and Nectarivorous Birds, Craig D. Winter

Theses from 1976

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Length-Weight Relationships and Coefficients of Condition of Four Species of Fish from the Saline and Smoky Hill Rivers, Ellis County, Kansas, Douglas E. Johnson

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Fatty Acid Rations of Thermophilic and Mesophilic Blue-Green Algae Associations, Virgil Emil Jones

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Vegetation Ordination and Computer Mapping of a Prairie in South-Central Nebraska, Michael Glen Marcotte

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Influences of Burning on Two Range Sites in Ungrazed Mixed Prairie, Laird William McIntosh

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A Comparison of Two Methods of Determining the Average Daily Metabolic of the Deer Mouse, Peromyscus Maniculatus, Richard Schroder

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Growth Strategies and Biomass Dynamics of Yucca Glauca Nutt, Larry Lynn Todd

Theses from 1975

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A Model of the Daily Energy Budget and Energy Flow Through a Population of the White-Footed Mouse, Peromyscus Leucopus, Stephen L. Baar

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Age and Growth of the Bluegill, Lepomis Macrochirus Rafinesque, in a Newly Impounded Kansas Farm Pond, Jeffry L. Hart

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A Comparison of Two Methods of Determining the Metabolic Rate of the Cotton Rat, Sigmodon Hispidus, Linda Rae Joyce

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A Survey of Rail Populations in Kansas, with Emphasis on Cheyenne Bottoms, Roger W. Tacha

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Interrelationships of Water Chemistry, Substrate, and Rooted Aquatic Vegetation in Some Ellis County, Kansas Farm Ponds, Randy Waldren

Theses from 1974

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Herbage Dynamics on Three Range Sites in Western Kansas, Everet L. Bainter

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A Field Study of the King, Sora, and Virginia Rails at Cheyenne Bottoms in West-Central Kansas, Keith Eugene Baird II

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Body Composition, Energy Content, and Lipid Cycles of Two Species of Pocket Gophers (Geomys Bursarius and Pappogeomys Castanops) in Kansas, L.H. Fehrenbacher

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A Renovation Plan for Lake Atwood, Michael Hayden

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Host-Parasite Relationships, Summer Movements, and Population Structure of the Brown-Headed Cowbird in a Prairie Habitat of West-Central Kansas, Richard A. Hill

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Comparative Nesting Ecology of the Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis Phoebe) and Says's Phoebe (Sayornis Saya) in West-Central Kansas, John Schukman

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Population Parameters of a Population of Peromyscus Leucopus in West-Central Kansas, Roderick Smrcka

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Dental Evolution of the Meadow Vole (Microtus Pennsylvanicus) in Mainland, Peninsular, and Insular Environments in Southern New England, Gordon Weddle

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Observations of Objectively Quantifiable Collateral Behavior of Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus Tridecemlineatus) Produced on a Differential Reinforcement of Low Response Rates Schedule, Gerald L. Whiteside

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Nesting Success and Relative Abundance of the Lark Bunting (Calamospizo Melanocorys) in Disturbed and Undisturbed Habitats near the Periphery of its Breeding Range, Jerry Wilson

Theses from 1973

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Structural Parameters, Bioenergetic Strategies, and Biomass Turnover of a Population of Deer Mice, Peromyscus Maniculatus, in West-Central Kansas, Carroll M. Hansen

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Some Effects of Wildfire on Adjacent Grazed and Ungrazed Western Kansas Mixed Prairie, William Duane Harris

Theses from 1972

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Early Weed Populations on Twelve Cropped Soils in Ellis County, Kansas, Albert L. Albers

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A Description of a Walnut Tree Stand in Western Kansas, Fred D. Atchison

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Age and Growth of White Bass Morone Chrysops (Rafinesque) in Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Kansas / by George L. Capp, George L. Capp

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Chlorophyll-Supporting Tissue Relationships in Two Communities in Western Kansas, Joseph W. Cullen

Theses from 1971

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Wintering Raptor Populations in West-Central Kansas in 01/01/1968-69 and 01/01/1969-70, Larry S. Oborny

Theses from 1970

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Native Vegetation on Some Ellis County, Kansas Soils, Owen D. Dutt

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Phytoplanktonic Productivity in Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Trego County, Kansas, Ronald D. Ellermeier

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Energetics and Habits of Spermophilus Franklinii (Sabine), Clark G. Haberman

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Distribution and Phenology of Vegetation in Pool 3, Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl Management Area, Donald W. Hastings

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Movements of Channel Catfish in Saline River, Ellis County, Kansas, Robert O. Todd

Theses from 1969

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The Breeding Ecology of the Barn Swallow in Ellis, County, Kansas, Larry W. Anthony

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Net Shoot Production and Biomass Transfer Rates in a Mature Grassland Ecosystem, James E. Lester

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Ecological Aspects of Sigmodon Hispidus in a Mature Eco-System, Michael Allen Mares

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Energy Flow Through a Wintering Population of Tree Sparrows, Leland H. Parks

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Detrital Energetic Contributions of Sigmodon Hispidus Vegetational Clippings, Yaroslaw Petryszyn

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A Survey of Migratory Shorebirds in Ellis County, Kansas, 01/01/1968, Richard Kent Schreiber

Theses from 1968

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Root-Rhizome Production in a Mixed Prairie Grassland in Western Kansas, Dale L. Bartos

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Some Aspects of the Structure and Function of a Remnant Mixed Prairie Grassland, John H. Brock

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A Descriptive Survey of the Woody Phreatophytes on the Arkansas River in Kansas, Robert W. Gesink

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Vegetational Map and Community Structure of a West Central Kansas Prairie, Rodney K. Heitschmidt

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A Study of the Woody Vegetation on Remnant Grasslands in Western Kansas, James J. Hubbard

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Some Limnological Characteristics of Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Trego County, Kansas, David L. Koch

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The Ability of Selected Students to Identify Biological Principles and Facts, Vincent Duane Ring

Theses from 1967

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Environmental Gradient Analysis of Remnant Grasslands in the Shale-Limestone Region of Western Kansas, Jerrold Lowell Dodd

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A Survey of Phreatophytes at Cedar Bluffs Reservoir, Clyde L. Goodman

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Distribution of Woody Vegetation Along the Arkansas River in Finney County, Kansas, Fredrick C. Hamann

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The Vegetation of Remnant Shale-Limestone Prairies in Western Kansas, Kenneth L. Hladek

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Densities and Habitat Preferences Exhibited by Peromyscus Maniculated and Sigmodon Hispidus in a Mixed Grassland, Duane E. Houston

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The Influence of Removal Trapping on the Movements of Selected Small Mammals in West Central Kansas, Dwight Rees Ittner

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A Small Mammal Continuum in Grassland and Riparian Communities of North-Central Kansas, Donald W. Kaufman

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Mass Emigration of Small Mammals as Shown by Continuous Removal Trapping in Northwest Kansas, Thomas B. Keyse

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Oxygen Consumption of Selected Small Mammals, Douglas Liesveld

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Geographic and Non-Geographic Variation in Microtus Pennsylvanicus in Nebraska and Kansas, Tony R. Mollhagen