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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Restoration of the forest herbaceous layer: genetic differentiation, phenotypic plasticity, and opportunities for conservation and nursery professionals, Emily Anne Altrichter

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Stream channel erosion as a source of sediment and phosphorus in a central Iowa stream, Brian John Noonan

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Effects of land use and invasive fishes on prairie pothole wetland condition, Michael David Sundberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A formal evaluation of Iowa Department of Natural Resource's Iowa Habitat and Access Program: an insight into hunter landowner relations in Iowa, James Michael Crain

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Bison-mediated seed dispersal in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Peter Gregory Eyheralde

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Anuran occupancy dynamics and an assessment of floodplain wetland distribution and hydrology in a Missouri River floodplain, Tyler John Grant

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Quantifying residual forest structures following retention harvesting in northeast Minnesota using Landsat sensor data, Louis Hilgemann

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Urban fisheries investigation: development of a site selection method for central Iowa's urban ponds, Steven J. Konrady

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Analysis of adaptive capacity and governance surrounding an invasive pest, the Emerald Ash Borer, in Iowa, Justin T. Landhuis

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Impacts of riparian buffer vegetation on soil quality physical parameters, 20-23 years after initial riparian buffer establishment, Leigh Ann Marie Long

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Assessing the ecohydrological impact of incorporating perennial vegetation into an agricultural watershed in Central Iowa, USA, Vilma Salome Mateos Remigio

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The distribution and nest survival of Giant Canada Geese breeding in Iowa, Brenna N. Towery

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Soil moisture patterns and hydraulic properties associated with alternative biomass cropping systems across a landscape gradient, Usman Anwar

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People in Ecosystems/Watershed Integration: Visualizing ecosystem services tradeoffs in agricultural landscapes, Carrie Michelle Chennault

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Use of remote sensing to quantify forest response following a wildfire in northeast Minnesota, Rayma Anne Cooley

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Toward a collaborative model of surface water management: Lessons from the Boone River watershed nutrient management initiative, Stephanie Enloe

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A mixed-methods approach to understanding farmer and rancher interest in supplying woody biomass in the U.S. Northern Great Plains, Ashley M. Hand

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Perceptions of zoo visitors about the suitability of Geochelone elegans as a pet based on exhibit design, Shannon Marie McKinney

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Amphibian stress, survival, and habitat quality in restored agricultural wetlands in central Iowa, Rebecca Ann Reeves

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Lead in species of greatest conservation need: free-flying bald eagles as indicators, Billy Reiter-Marolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Assessing the composition and function of hardwood forest herbaceous flora: implications and applications for forest restoration, Michaeleen E. Gerken Golay

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Bird and bat responses to wind energy development in Iowa, Molly Kathryn Gillespie

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The influence of hydrologic and riparian factors on stream channel stability in a central Iowa stream, Nicholas Slattery Leete

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Effects of Grass Carp in Midwest Reservoirs, Eric Mammoser

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Biophysical interactions in prairie pothole wetlands of Iowa: consequences for macroinvertebrate assemblages and ecosystem condition, Kristine Maurer

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Waterbird use of dynamic sheetwater wetlands in Iowa's Prairie Pothole Region, Kevin T. Murphy

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Determinants of headwater stream condition in central Iowa: An empirical study, Alister Ryan Olson

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Soil carbon cycling and storage of bioenergy cropping systems across a heterogeneous agroecosystem, Todd Allan Ontl

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Fish assemblages in Iowa's nonwadeable rivers: historic changes in assemblage structure and relationships with natural and anthropogenic environmental characteristics, Timothy Parks

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Ecological forestry to enhance stand complexity: Songbird community response in a red pine (Pinus resinosa) forest, Eddie Lee Shea

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Reproductive decisions of Mountain Plovers in southern Phillips County, Montana, Paul Daniel Blom Skrade

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Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa, Andrew L. Stephenson

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Hybrid striped bass: culture and use in Midwestern waters, James Wamboldt

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Landscape, hydrological and social factors affecting water quantity and quality in urban headwater streams of central Iowa, Jiayu Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Status, distribution, and habitat associations of Topeka Shiners in west-central Iowa, Bryan David Bakevich

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Impacts of non-native species in a shallow lake: a simulation modeling approach for restoration and management, Michael Eric Colvin

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Characterizing lentic fish assemblages and community-environment relationships: An evaluation of natural lakes and reservoirs in Iowa, USA, Jesse Robert Fischer

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Soil moisture dynamics in agriculturally-dominated landscapes after the introduction of native prairie vegetation, Jose Antonio Gutierrez Lopez

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Productivity and biometry of hybrid poplars with respect to establishment, regeneration, regional modeling, and utilization of bio-energy byproducts, William Headlee

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Assessing land cover map accuracy and performance of hydrological models for small stream catchments using GIS, Zachary Aaron Keninger

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Blurring the lines between production and conservation lands: Bird use of prairie strips in row-cropped landscapes, Anna Lynn MacDonald

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Residential development choices and consequences: Urban land cover change, perceptions and value of alternative subdivision designs, and the benefits of protected ecosystem services, Troy A. Bowman

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Population ecology and monitoring of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, Maria Dzul

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Impact of prescribed burning for oak regeneration on forest vegetation, white-footed mouse populations, and Lyme disease, Haley Elizabeth Frater

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Reproductive ecology of the Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) in Western Nebraska, Cory John Gregory

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Population ecology and monitoring of secretive marsh-birds in Iowa, Tyler Harms

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Risk analysis for invasive plants in Iowa: Development of risk-assessment models and the perceptions of stakeholders, Emily J. Kapler

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Farming for ecosystem services: A case study of multifunctional agriculture in Iowa, U.S.A, G L Drake Larsen

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Ephemeral gullies and ecosystems services: Social and biophysical factors, Nicholaus Reid Ohde

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Impacts of land use on stream bank erosion in the Northeast Missouri Claypan Region, Rachel Peacher

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West Nile Virus activity in central Iowa bird populations and the utility of wildlife rehabilitation centers in monitoring wildlife disease, Natalie Randall

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Fish species of greatest conservation need in wadeable Iowa streams: status, habitat associations, and effectiveness of species distribution models, Anthony R. Sindt

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Breeding-season biology of the Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis), Amber Nicole Wiewel

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Historical vegetation reconstruction using spatial modeling on pre-Euro-American data to inform ecosystem restoration in the Driftless Area of the U.S. Midwest, Kumudan Grubh

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Analysis of Giant Canada Goose Band Recovery Data in Iowa and the Mississippi Flyway, Bradley James Heller

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Survival of grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) during two important life stages in grassland managed with fire and grazing, Torre James Hovick

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Fish growth responses to a changing environment: effects of aquatic nuisance species and environmental conditons in a shallow, eutrophic lake, Eric Daniel Katzenmeyer

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Landscape influences on dispersal of white-tailed deer and attendant risk of chronic wasting disease spread as assessed by a landscape genetics approach, Krista Renee Lang

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Grassland bird responses to a fire-grazing interaction in a fragmented landscape, Finn C. Pillsbury

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Patch-and landscape-scale effects on area sensitivity of grassland birds in Iowa, Abel Jose Robles

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Summer food habits and gill raker morphology of seven Catostomid species in Iowa rivers, Jason Spiegel

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Genetic diversity and connectivity of white-tailed jackrabbit populations in Iowa with notes on seasonal home ranges, Irma Irene Tapia

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Stream bank soil and phosphorus losses within grazed pasture stream reaches in the Rathbun Watershed in southern Iowa, Mustafa Tufekcioglu

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Ecosystem services of riparian areas: stream bank stability and avian habitat, Sara Alexandra Berges

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Grassland bird associations in a managed agricultural matrix, Ross Robert Conover

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Establishing restoration baselines for the Loess Hills region, Dustin Alan Farnsworth

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Elk winter habitat selection and movements in the Buffalo Valley of Wyoming with respect to habitat treatments and supplemental feeding, Francis Drew Henry

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Stream ecosystems in human-dominated landscapes: investigating land use impacts and integrating public participation, restoration, and research, Cassie J. Herringshaw

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New investigations into golden shiner culture, Thomas Kent

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Reproductive ecology of the mourning dove: large-scale patterns in recruitment, breeding endocrinology, and developmental plasticity, David Andrew Miller

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Fish assemblages in Iowa's non-wadeable rivers: relationships with habitat and sampling methods, Travis Edward Neebling

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Perennial vegetation, human adaptation, and resilience in the U.S. Corn Belt social-ecological system, Ryan Cardiff Atwell

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Ecology of elk parturition across winter feeding opportunities in the brucellosis endemic area of Wyoming, Andrea Ellen Barbknecht

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Using the past to create a sustainable future for agriculture: Environmental and social landscape change in Iowa, Paul William Brown

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The role of aquatic vegetation in Iowa lakes, Megan Ernst

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Macroinvertebrate community characteristics and related environmental features in prairie pothole wetlands of Iowa, Valerie Ann Hentges

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Habitat selection and diet of native ungulates in an ongoing tallgrass prairie reconstruction effort, Barbara Wambui Kagima

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Nitrous oxide and methane fluxes in riparian buffers and adjacent crop fields, Dong-Gill Kim

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The state, resilience, and potential future of oak-dominated forests in the Driftless Area of the midwestern U.S., Tricia Gorby Knoot

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Effects of commercial harvest on shovelnose sturgeon populations in the upper Mississippi River, Jeff Koch

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Monitoring Bear Creek nitrate-N flux and quantifying the impacts of concentrated flow on grass filters and riparian forest buffers, Keegan James Kult

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Using changes in land use and land cover to predict avian species occurrences at, Jaymi Joi Lebrun

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Corn stover as a biofuel feedstock in Iowa: an analysis of farmer interest, concerns and price, Weiting Lu

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Grassland bird abundance and nesting in short-duration rotationally grazed pastures in southwest Iowa, Ryan David Marquardt

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Degradation and restoration in remnant tallgrass prairie: Grazing history, soil carbon, and invasive species affect community composition and response to the fire-grazing interaction, Devan Allen Mcgranahan

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An assessment of riparian land-use and channel condition impacts on streambank eroding lengths and recession rates in two third order rural watersheds in Central Iowa, Jason Alan Palmer

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Incubation behavior and dispersal patterns in the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), Paul Daniel Blom Skrade

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Thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation regarding Pispiza (black-tailed prairie dog, Cynomys ludovicianus), Jeanne Diane Spaur

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Effects of restoration on Midwestern oak savanna biodiversity, structure, and oak regeneration, Lars Andrew Brudvig

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Habituation and diet comparison between two types of percid fish, Richard Dean Clayton

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Assessment of the interrelationships between fish population dynamics and limnological characteristics of Iowa lakes, Zachary Joseph Jackson

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Examination of lignocellulosic fibers for chemical, thermal, and separations properties: addressing thermo-chemical stability issues, Carter David Johnson

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Effectiveness of naturally-occurring riparian forest buffers and grass filter strips at buffering concentrated flow from row crop fields to streams in northeast Missouri, Kris William Knight

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Associations of amphibians with environmental covariates and estimation of the prevalence of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in north-central Iowa wetlands, Jennifer Loda

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Soil respiration and plant growth across a chronosequence of tallgrass prairie reconstructions, Ryan Matthew Maher

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Oak forest decline and effects of two invasive shrubs in the Midwest Driftless Area: current status and implications for the future, Erik Charles Mottl

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Indications of environmental literacy: using a new survey instrument to measure awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of university-aged students, Susan Roberta Mello O'Brien

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Radio telemetry study of common carp in Clear Lake, Iowa, to guide future management, Christopher Rhoades Penne

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Relationships of fish assemblages, instream physical habitat, and landscape characteristics of wadeable Iowa streams, David Charles Rowe

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Watershed planning in Central Iowa: an integrated assessment of the Squaw Creek Watershed for prioritization of conservation practice establishment, Ashley Anne Wendt