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 1967

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A Study of Plant Communities in Relation to Water Depth in a Western Kansas Hydrosere, Clara Oliverius

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Summer Food Habit Analysis of Microtus Ochrogaster and Sigmodon Hispidus on Two Ecologically Different Communities, Lawrence E. Olson

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Seasonal and Morphological Variation in Caloric Content of Andropogon Gerardi, Andropogon Scoparius, and Buoteloua Curtipendula in the Hays, Kansas Area, N. David Schmidt

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The Vegetation of Remnant Grasslands in the Loessial Region of Northwestern Kansas and Southwestern Nebraska, Clair D. Sloan

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The Effect of Past Climatic Fluctuations on Peromyscus Leucopus Distribution in Western Kansas, Dennis Stadel

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Observations of the Eastern Woodrat, with Special Reference to Activity Periods and Movement, Robert W. Wiley

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Soil-Vegetation Relationships of a Blue Shale-Limy Upland Range Site in Ellis County, Kansas, Larry D. Zavesky

Theses from 1966

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Ecological, Density and Species Differences in Small Mammals Between Grazed and Non-Grazed Grasslands, Michael A. Bogan

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Plant Succession on Disturbed Roadbanks in West Central Kansas, Philip E. Buckley

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The Effects of Five Edaphic Factors on the Production of A Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua Curtipendula) Community, Gene K. Eulert

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Home Range and Some Other Population Aspects of Small Mammals in a Relict Grassland, Ross A. Lock

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Summer Habitat of Sharp-Tailed Grouse, Pedioecetes Phasianellus (Linnaeus), in the Nebraska Sandhills, Jerry A. Walker

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Some Ecological Observations on the Mammals of East Central Russell County, Kansas, Eldon Leroy Whitmer

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Some Population Characteristics of Peromyscus Maniculatus, Perognathus Hispidus, and Onychomys Leucogaster, Dallas E. Wilhelm

Theses from 1965

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The Distribution and Some Ecological Considerations of the Mammals of Northeastern Jewell County, Kansas, Kenneth W. Anderson

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Osteological Considerations and Aging Methods of Wildtrapped Mink, Elmer C. Birney

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Activity of Reithrodontomys Megalotis (Baird), Microtus Ochrogaster (Wagner), and Peromyscus Maniculatus (Wagner), as Recorded by a Photographic Device, Curtis Jay Carley

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Some Aerodynamic Considerations of Bats, John P. Farney

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Wilting Coefficient, Water Infiltration and Textural Analysis of Soils on Five Different Range Sites near Hays, Kansas, Hossein Rahimian

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The Effect of Soil Depth Upon Basal Cover and Production of Mixed Prairie Vegetation, Gerald L. Van Amburg

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The Effect of Yucca Glauca Leachate on Germination and Growth of Native Grass Seeds, S. Emory Young

Theses from 1964

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Distributional Patterns of Vegetation on a Small Hillside, Using the Ordination Technique of Analysis, Paul E. Bergman

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An Osteological Study of Nyctosaurus and Trinacromerum with a Description of a New Species of Nyctosaurus, Orville W. Bonner

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A Survey of Migratory Shorebirds and Water Conditions of the Finney Basin near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, John Alvin Davis

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Retinitis Pigmentosa, Joe D. Hewett

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A Comparison of the Epidermal Pattern of Some Grasses of Northwest Kansas, Marvin L. Jeffers

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A Nesting Study of the Common Grackle in an Ellis County, Kansas Timber Claim, Gerald Dean Lindsey

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Some Considerations in the Use of Point Quadrats in the Analysis of Mixed Prairie Vegetation, Harold G. Nagel

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Leaf Anatomy of Some Grasses of Northwest Kansas, Girija Prasad Roy

Theses from 1963

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Vegetation and Soil Comparisons Among Three Areas: Mowed, Relict, and Moderately Grazed, David D. Ankle

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Influence of Soil Moisture Stress on Total Available Sugars of Three Prairie Grasses at Various States of Development, Gary B. Donart

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A Floristic and Ecological Study of Selected Mesic and Hydric Lowlands in Western Kansas, Kenneth Kriss Goodrow

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A Bibliography and Catalogue of the Reptiles and Birds of the Kansas Cretaceous With Descriptions of New Species, John Christian Harksen

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Translocation of Radioactive 2,4-D in Western Ragweed (Ambrosia Psilostachya), Thomas D. Johnsten

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Some Effects of Localized, Acute Irradiation Upon the Translocatory System of Helicanthus Annus L., Rex E. Kerstetter

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Comparison of Soils and Vegetation on Five Undisturbed Limy Upland Range Sites in Ellis County, Kansas, Larry Dean Lunsford

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Effects of Periodic Inundation on Shoreline Vegetation of Abandoned Cultivated Fields at Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Trego County, Kansas, Danny Bernard Martin

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Influence of Season of Grazing and Intensity of Grazing on Vegetative Composition and Yields, Samuel Miller

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Mourning Dove Production in an Ellis County, Kansas Timber Claim, Max Schroeder

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Variations in Vegetation and Soil on Three Breaks-Sites Overlying Three Different Limestone Formations, Charles Ray Smith

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A Morphological and Anatomical Comparison of Winter Rosette Leaves and Summer Leaves of Some Prairie Forbs, Charles Rex Trauer

Theses from 1962

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Social Hierarchy in Wintering Harris' Sparrows, Donald Kenneth Darnell

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Shorebird Migration at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas, 01/01/1961-01/01/1962, Willard Clair Ferguson

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The Herpetofauna of Ellis County, Kansas, Charles Deane Gish

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Effect of Nitrogen Fertilizer on the Growth of Wheat in Competition with Fireweed (Kochia Scoparia), Madhukar K. Kherde

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A Study of Vegetation and Soil in Relation to Intensity of Grazing in North Central Kansas, Gary Lee Noller

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Forecasting Wheat and Grass Yields from Climatic Factors, Kenneth F. Reinert

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Food Plants Utilized by Migratory Waterfowl at Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl Refuge, Stanley E. Schlegel

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Behavior of Prairie Plants During Winter Months, Ram Prashad Singh

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The Epidermal Characteristics of the First Seedling Leaves of Certain Grass Seedlings, Donald Leon Watson

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Competitive Effects of Japanese Brome (Bromus Japonicus Thunb.) on Native Perennial Grasses, Gale L. Wolters

Theses from 1961

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A Study of a Method to Determine Some of the Effects of Plant Competition, Robert J. Baalman

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A Study of the Algae of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge, Edward A. Brazda

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Hemoglobin Determination of 1525 Adults in Ellis and the Surrounding Counties of Kansas, James L. Henderson

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Carbohydrate Root Reserves of Three Native Prairie Grasses, Herbert H. Hischke

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Epidermal Patterns of the Leaf Blade in Selected Andropogoneae, Yong No Lee

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Vegetation Cover, Composition, and Yield as Influenced by Soil, Litter and Grazing Intensity, V.V. Modha

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Variations in Vegetation and Microclimate on North- and South-Facing Slopes in the Mixed Prairie near Hays, Kansas, James T. Nichols

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Responses of Big Bluestem to Habitat Factors in Relict Prairie, K.R Patel

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The Development of First Year Grass Seedlings on an Upland Site Under Mowed and Unmowed Conditions in Pawnee County, Kansas, Sheldon Saxton

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An Ecological Study of the Vertebrates of a Streambank Community in Ellis County, Kansas, Jerrell L. Smith

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Some Ecological Studies of the Vegetation at the Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl Refuge, Duane Sonnenburg

Theses from 1960

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Effects of Intensity of Clipping of Three Range Grasses from Grazed and Ungrazed Areas in West-Central Kansas, Jerry J. Crockett

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Seasonal Movement and Activity of Small Rodents in Four Different Ecological Areas, Merrill Frydendall

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An Anatomical Comparison of the Roots, Stems and Leaves of Big Bluestem (Andropogon Gerardi), Side-Oat Grama (Bouteloua Curtipendula) and Blue Grama (Bouteloua Gracilis) at a Three-Week Stage of Development, Don B. Hazell

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A Method of Segregating Plant Communities, Robert M. Hyde

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Growth of Native Grasses in the Mixed Prairie Near Hays, Kansas, in Relation to Past Intensity of Utilization, Marlyn V. Jones

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Soil-Vegetation Relationships on a Chalk Flat Range Site in Gove County, Kansas, Lyle D. Linnell

Theses from 1959

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Small Mammals of Ford County, Kansas, Gilbert L. Adrian

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The Effects of Cattle Enclosures on Small Mammals, William P. Hanzlick

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The Development and Use of a Mechanical Heart, Paul Louis Hoffstetter

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Study of Vegetation Within and Surrounding Long-Established Exclosures in the Mixed Prairie, Gary K. Hulett

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A Study of the Comparative Growth Rates of Four Western Kansas Algae, Vernie A. Knudson

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A Preliminary Survey of the Algae of Ellis and Trego Counties Including Methods and Materials Used in Preservation, Ben McFarland

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A Study of Fauna and Flora of the Two Communities in a Sandhill Area near Lamar, Colorado, Fred A. Neuhold

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Pelage Color Variations of Peromyscus Maniculatus Nebrascensis in Western Kansas, John M. Nickel

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Comparative Anatomy of Salt Cedar (Tamarix Pentandta Pall.) Growing in Two Habitats, Robert L. Ziegler

Theses from 1958

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An Annotated Plant List for Adams' Ranch Osage County, Oklahoma, Don D. Dwyer

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Modification of Climate by Plant Communities, Charles T. Henderson

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Relationships Between Basal Cover and Forage Production, Stanley D. Kneller

Theses from 1957

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Variations in Yield and Carbohydrate Content of Two Seeded Native Grasses, Jimmie D. Dodd

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The Effects of Clipping On Yield, Basal Cover, and Growth of Three Pasture Types in West-Central Kansas., Ross E. Johnson

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The Germination and Early Development of Salt Cedar (Tamarix Gallica L.)., Daniel L. Merkel

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A Survey of Some Relict Areas of The Great Plains, Willard P. Phillips

Theses from 1956

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Winter Cover of Ring-Necked Pheasant, Phasianus Colochicus, in Ellis County, Kansas, Frank R. Henderson

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Malaria, Theodore Jury

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The Effects of Grazing On Relative Animal Populations in Wintertime, Guido E. Smith

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A Study of Shoot, Root, and Rhizome Development of Western Wheatgrass (Agropyron Smithii), Ernest Snook

Theses from 1955

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The Effects of Grazing and Trampling Upon Certain Soil Properties, George W. Knoll

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The Pheasant and Hungarian Partridge As Exotic Game Birds, Fred Nimz

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Top and Root Development of Crested Wheatgrass (Agropyron Cristatum) and Intermediate Wheatgrass (A. Intermedium) During The First Season, Marion P. Wheeler

Theses from 1954

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Comparative Yields of Seven Native Grasses Growing in An Ungrazed Mixed Prairie, James W. Franks

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Vegetation On A Mixed Prairie of West-Central Kansas, LeRay Stinemetze

Theses from 1953

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Variations In Yield, Cover and Composition of Vegetation On A Mixed Prairie In West-Central Kansas, Harland Dietz

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A Preliminary Study of The Morphological Changes In Cells Due To Cancer, Paul Dlabal

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Forage Yield and Carbohydrate Content of Underground Parts of Grasses As Affected By Clipping, Floyd E. Kinsinger

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An Investigation For Viable Seeds In The Surface Soils of Various Sites In A Mixed Prairie Near The Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Everett Schwartzkopf

Theses from 1952

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Root and Top Development of Five Native Kansas Legumes From Seed To End of The First Season, Robert P. Gibbens

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An Investigation For Varietal Differences of Scaphytopius (Cloanthanus) Acutus (Say) (Homoptera, Cicadellidae), Charles Rassaert

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A Study of Dental Fluorosis In The Vicinity of La Crosse, Kansas, Harold Keith Ritter