Recent Student Projects (2018)


Student Project Title Mentor
Brencher, George Spatial variables explain windthrow on a fine scale in a microtopographic forest Bethany Blakely
Dewey, Allyson The effect of DOC and hydraulic residence time on primary production in lake ecosystems Carly Olson
Dicara, Caitlin Investigating the relationship between body condition and phonotaxis of male Hyla versicolor and Rana clamitans towards a conspecific chorus Mary Chang
Doolittle, Cole Site specific responses to disturbance regime in a monotypic Tsuga canadensis forest Kelly Heilman
Gregory, Matt Up, up, and away: melatonin and diel vertical migration in Daphnia pulicaria and Daphnia pulex Bret Coggins
Grose, Amelia Dragonfly naiad preference for color and luster in the presence of a predator Todd Crowl
Johnson, Ellen Tail morphology and swimming performance in Ambystoma laterale and Plethodon cinereus Michael Cramer, Vanessa Young
Klein, Matthew Correlation analysis of body condition and advertisement call morphology in male Hyla versicolor and the effect of female choice Mary Chang
Laate, Eric Do tip-up mounds provide a refugia for some native plants? Walter Carson
Larson, Camryn Medical waste causing problems on a micro scale: the impact of antibiotics on the metabolic processes of Daphnia pulicaria Bret Coggins
Leclair-Bernal, Shirley Look at the lake’s edge of UNDERC: varying soil moisture and organic material in Hemlock and Sugar Maple forest Kelly Heilman
Lee, Kiana Luxilus cornutus prey size selection in response to different habitat densities Ellie Wallace
Martens, Michael Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) and Red Maple (Acer rubrum) absolute growth rates in the presence of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) herbivory and canopy gaps Walter Carson
Mears, Emily Conduit diameter and conduit abundance variation in three deciduous tree species in northern Michigan in relation to species-specific sap flux Bethany Blakely
Parra Saldivar, Andrea On the road to depletion: road impact on soil fauna in Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) forests at UNDERC Rose-Marie Muzika
Petitdemange, Alyssa The effects of hydrologic residence time on consumer-mediated nutrient cycling and algal growth Carly Olson
Post, Alanna Understory vegetation in sugar maple monoculture forest stands and mixed deciduous and coniferous forest stands Bethany Blakely
Pribyl Pierdinock, David Sub-lethal effects of repeated catch and release angling on bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) Colin Dassow
Reeves, Eileen Examining native and invasive flower preferences in wild bee populations Rose-Marie Muzika
Rodriguez Trujillo, Nathalia Paola Mystery seeds: Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) foraging preferences on seeds of herbaceous plants Michael Cramer
Schmidt, Amanda The effect of ultraviolet radiation on the foraging rate of juvenile Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) Carolyn Iwicki
Serrano Rodriguez, Xiomary Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) impact on Common Shiners (Luxilus cornutus) schooling behavior Todd Crowl
Steward, Jace Mitigating shoreline development: introducing synthetic structures to improve Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) angling success Carolyn Iwicki
Stewart, Erin An ear for fear: the effect of substrate type and background noise on the foraging behavior of Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis (Woodland Deer Mice) Michael Cramer
Terrazas, Marlen Behavioral adaptations to artificial and natural baits after catch-and-release fishing in Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) Colin Dassow
VerHey, Madeline Impact of Lorencia maackii on native plant richness, diversity, and abundance Samantha Sutton
Walther, Mary Jane Edge effects on climate sensitivity in an Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) forest of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Kelly Heilman
Wolfe, Samantha Analysis of snail assemblages and related conditions of Tenderfoot and Brown Lakes Shannon Jones


Student Project Title Mentor
Cruz Díaz, Mariana How does the presence of forbs and change in elevation affect the genus richness of butterfly populations at the National Bison Range?  Daniel De Jesús
Harris, Edwin A comparison of inter- and intraspecific aggression in sympatric populations of eastern (Tyrannus tyrannus) and western (Tyrannus verticalis) kingbirds David Flagel
Johnson, Soren Multilevel trophic interaction of biodiversity for forbs, insects, and birds in the intermountain bunchgrass prairie ecosystem Kate Barrett                                 
Louria, Bethany Effects of Dalmatian toadflax on grass biomass and forb biodiversity in western Montana grasslands David Flagel
Manayan, Maximilian Fear ecology: A brief review on Tamias foraging behavior in response to predatorial pressures David Flagel
Martinez, Sophia Water chemistry, aquatic macroinvertebrate communities, and bird communities in managed waterfowl production potholes and natural potholes in the National Bison Range              Kate Barrett
Montemurri, Celia Effects of wallowing disturbance on forb biodiversity and prevalence of exotic plant species of Palouse prairies of the National Bison Range David Flagel
Nguyen, Erin Pecking order: establishing a hierarchy of dominance among common feeder birds in western Montana Daniel De Jesús
Torres-Martínez, Esmeralda          The effects of recent fire activity in understory species richness and abundance at the National Bison Range Rick Everett