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Theses from 2024

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The Mongolian Remodeling and the structure of Anoplocephalid cestode diversity, Mackenzie Grover

Theses from 2023

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The Possible Role for Basigin Receptor Function in The Induction of Matrix Metalloproteinase Expression in Human Endometrial Stromal Cells, Amy Abel

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TROPHIC DYNAMICS OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR FISH COMMUNITY, Ariel Edwards

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THE STATUS OF INVASIVE DUSKY SLUG (ARION) SPECIES IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES: A MOLECULAR APPROACH, Olivia W. Hall

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NECROBIOME SUCCESSION IN COLD CONDITIONS, Callan M. Herst

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The effects of dormant season burning and flooding on invasive cattail, Typha x glauca, on Rainy Lake and Lake Kabetogama in Northern Minnesota, Erika Meints

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Seasonal habitat and movement ecology of adult brook trout in a northern Michigan headwater stream, Dan Monhollon

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CHROMOSOMAL SIGNATURES OF AGING, SIBLING STATUS, AND POLLUTANTS: AN EXPLORATION OF COMMON LOON TELOMERE DYNAMICS, Amy L. Munes

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Sympatric Soil Microbe Interactions between Streptomyces and Fusarium Isolates, Lehren A. Olk-Szost

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FECAL CORTISOL METABOLITES: A NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR MONITORING THE LONG-TERM HEALTH OF FREE RANGING BROWN BEARS, Justin A. Pinero

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RAPID DETECTION OF THE IDH1 R132H MUTATION IN GLIOMAS USING RECOMBINASE POLYMERASE AMPLIFICATION, Collin Smith

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Science, Community, and Culture: A Holistic Approach to Ecological Research and Education, Laura Whipple

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SEXUAL MATURATION, OOCYTE DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE HISTORY VARIATION IN LAKE SUPERIOR BURBOT (LOTA LOTA), Michael Woodworth

Theses from 2022

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SIMPLE ORGANIC FERTILIZER AMENDMENTS FOR FARMING IN DEGRADED SOILS: EFFECTS ON PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, Andrew Adamski

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Purification and Characterization of an Anti-Basigin Monoclonal Antibody: Application to the Study of Human Uterine Cells and Tissues, Jeannine M. Barna

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Effects of temperature and density on the facial malformation of hatchery-reared cisco, Coregonus artedi, Reinna C. Blair

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RELATING METABOLIC PHENOTYPES TO MOVEMENT BEHAVIOR IN BROOK TROUT, Jacob E. Bowman

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Effects of annual thermal regime on growth trajectories of native age-0 brook trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis), Chase M. Daiek

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Molecular Evolution in the Mountains: Genetic Affinity and the Environment led to Adaptive Variation in the American Pika (Ochotona princeps), Zachery M. Farrand

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PREDICTING CONTAMINANT TRANSFER FOLLOWING RE-ESTABLISHED CONNECTIVITY IN THE BOARDMAN RIVER, Ross A. Gay

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ESTIMATING GIRAFFE (GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS) POPULATION SIZE AND SURVIVAL RATES IN SOUTH LUANGWA VALLEY, ZAMBIA, Samantha Phillips

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LARVAL FISH EXPORT IN RESPONSE TO VARYING COMPENSATING GATE DISCHARGE AT THE SAULT RAPIDS, ST. MARYS RIVER, Signe F.K. VanDrunen

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WOODLAND CARIBOU AS ECOLOGICAL DRIVERS OF FIR WITCHES' BROOM INFECTIONS ON THE SLATE ISLANDS, Ella C. Wilbanks

Theses from 2021

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PLUMAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LONG-EARED OWL (Asio otus) IN THE VISIBLE AND ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA OF LIGHT, Emily Griffith

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Wolf Selection of Human-Modified Linear Features and Cover Types When Hunting and Killing White-Tailed Deer Fawns, Austin T. Homkes

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A DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE OF FEAR: HUMAN IMPACTS ON CARNIVORE COMMUNITIES, Tru Hubbard

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Hidden Diversity of Madagascan Freshwater Crabs (Brachyura: Potamoidea) Revealed by Morphological and Molecular Studies, Ellen Leever

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MOLECULAR AND MORPHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF POST-GLACIAL CONTACT AMONG LINEAGES OF NORTHERN SHORT-TAILED SHREWS (Blarina brevicauda) IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA, Ellen Michels

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TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF JUVENILE LEAN AND SISCOWET LAKE TROUT (SALVELINUS NAMAYCHUSH) FROM U.S. WATERS OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Will Otte

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THE BROWN BEAR GUT MICROBIOME: A NOVEL TOOL FOR CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT, Sarah M. Trujillo

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Necrobiome Succession in Muscle Tissue as a Potential Indicator of Postmortem Interval, Anna Wacker

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IMPACTS OF BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN INFECTIONS ON BREEDING ECOLOGY AND SUCCESS IN WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS (Zonotrichia albicollis), Rachel Weisbeck

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USING ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY TO ANALYZE THE IMPACTS OF COMMON CARP ON WILD RICE RESTORATION, Franklin Zomer

Theses from 2020

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INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN WINTER BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) MOVEMENT IN A SMALL NORTHERN MICHIGAN STREAM, Benjamin Bejcek

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Plant Medicine: The Use of Medicinal Plants as Green Manures in the Treatment of Streptomyces scabies Infection and Potato Scab Disease, Ben Bolcer

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THE ROLE OF SKELETAL MUSCLE-SYNTHESIZED BRAIN DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR IN THE MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR NEURON MITOCHONDRIAL POPULATIONS, Mikel Cawley

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EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF FASTING CONDITIONS IN COMBINATION WITH TEMOZOLOMIDE FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME, Joseph Duffy

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THE GUT MICROBIOTA OF A WILD AMERICAN BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus) POPULATION, Sierra Gillman

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WOODLAND CARIBOU, SOIL CARBON CYCLING AND SOIL FERTILITY ON THE SLATE ISLANDS ARCHIPELAGO IN ONTARIO, CANADA, Melinda Kantola

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RAPID COLORIMETRIC IDENTIFICATION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI SHIGA TOXINS 1 AND 2, AS WELL AS EAE AND AGGR, USING LOOP MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION FOLLOWED BY PNA/AUNP DETECTION, Rachael Nelson

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EVALUATING SOLUBLE AXL AS A BIOMARKER FOR GLIOBLASTOMA, Daniel Raymond

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GENE REGULATION CONTROLLED BY THE CRBS/R TWO-COMPONENT SYSTEM, Alexzandra Sales

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Ecological Factors Influencing Infection Rates of the Birch Polypore Inonotus obliquus in the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province, Anna R. Slowik

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The Consequences of Non-Native Species Invasions on the Contemporary and Historic Trophic Ecology of Native Sport Fish in a Lake Michigan Embayment, John Whitinger

Theses from 2019

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Reassessment of the extinction risk of the Neotropical freshwater crabs of the family Pseudothelphusidae, Ada Acevedo Alonso

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MYCOBIOME ANALYSIS OF TREES SELECTED BY BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES (Poecile atricapillus) AS NEST SITES, Connor Gable

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EVOLUTION OF FRESHWATER CRABS IN LAKE MALAWI AND THE LAKE MALAWI BASIN IN THE EAST AFRICAN RIFT VALLEY, Emily Johnson

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Behavior, Nest Site Selection and Success of Black Terns (Chlidonias niger), Dawn Marsh

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Effects of Infanticide Risk and Timber Harvest on American Black Bear Space Use, D. Cody Norton

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DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID DIAGNOSTIC ASSAY FOR THE COLORIMETRIC DETECTION OF LEGIONELLA BACTERIA USING LOOP MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION, Tess Peacock

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LARVAL DEVELOPMENT AND MORPHOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICAN BURBOT (LOTA LOTA MACULOSA), Thornton Ritz

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Genetic Diversity of Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) in the Liuwa Plain of Zambia, Stephanie J. Szarmach

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SEASONAL CHANGES IN BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE (POECILE ATRICAPILLUS) SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND GARGLE VOCALIZATIONS, James VanOrman

Theses from 2018

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CD147 AS A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN GLIOBLASTOMA TREATMENT, Beau Adams

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AVIAN FORAGING RESPONSE TO JACK PINE (PINUS BANKSIANA) VOLATILE CHEMICALS, Katie Bjornen

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THE CHARACTERIZATION OF BEHAVIORAL ABNORMALITIES IN BDNF LOXP TRANSGENIC MICE, Ryan Brandt

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Isolating and Identifying Fungal Endophytes from Roots of Rare Orchid Cypripedium arietinum in Grand Sable Dunes, Michigan, Kari Farkas-Lasich

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Ecological Drivers of Plant Community Composition in a Patterned Fen at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan, Alex Graeff

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HYPOXIA-REGULATED EXPRESSION OF GLUT-1 IN GBM CELL LINES, Marissa Kane

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THERANOSTIC PEPTIDES FOR GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME, Aaron Mellesmoen

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CLIMATE DRIVEN RANGE SHIFTS OF NORTH AMERICAN SMALL MAMMALS: SPECIES’ TRAITS AND PHYLOGENETIC INFLUENCES, Katie Nehiba

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ROLES OF MUSCLE-SYNTHESIZED BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR AND PRESYNAPTIC TYROSINE RECEPTOR KINASE B IN MOTOR NEURON AXONAL TRANSPORT, Luke A. VanOsdol

Theses from 2017

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A PLATFORM FOR THE DISCOVERY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEINS THAT ASSOCIATE WITH PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA RNA POLYMERASE, Danielle N. Brogren

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EFFECTS OF WINTER AND SUMMER THERMAL VARIABILITY REGIMES ON GROWTH AND METABOLISM IN BROOK TROUT (Salvelinus fontinalis), Spenser Chicoine

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BERINGIAN BIOGEOGRAPHY: PATTERNS OF INTERCONTINENTAL DISPERSAL AND THE STRUCTURING OF A HOLARCTIC TAPEWORM GENUS, Genevieve M. Haas

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MOLECULAR SUBTYPING OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATES FROM THE U.P. COMMUNITY FOR THE PRESENCE OF TOXIN-ENCODING GENES, Carol I. Kessel

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Sub-lethal and lethal effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on the development of Northern leopard frog tadpoles., Travis A. Moe

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BETTER HEALTH THROUGH HORTICULTURE: USING HORTICULTURE TO INFLUENCE BEHAVIOR AND REDUCE STRESS, Rachel Ochylski

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BASIGIN-2 MEDIATED ACTIVATION OF ERK1/2 SIGNALING IN HUMAN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME CELLS, Erik R. Peterson

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Phylogenetic studies of the Madagascan freshwater crabs (Potamoidea, Potamonautidae, Deckeniinae), Rainee Stevens

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GROWTH PATTERNS AND SIZE-GROUP INTERACTIONS IN HATCHERY-REARED AGE-0 LAKE STURGEON, Joseph M. Susco

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DELAYED EFFECTS OF SUB-LETHAL LAMPRICIDE, 3-TRIFLUOROMETHYL-4-NITROPHENOL (TFM), EXPOSURE ON THE METABOLIC PHYSIOLOGY OF JUVENILE LAKE STURGEON (ACIPENSER FULVESCENS), Matthew J. Symbal

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COMPARATIVE BIOGEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICAN PIKA PARASITES: UNRAVELING A HISTORY DRIVEN BY CLIMATE CHANGE, Heather M. Toman

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEIN 35 EXPRESSION: CONSIDERATIONS OF SEX AND OVARIAN HORMONES, Amanda M. Vanderplow

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FLEAS OF THE AMERICAN PIKA: DIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY IN NORTH AMERICA’S INTERMOUNTAIN WEST, Niyomi Wijewardena

Theses from 2016

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THE ROLE OF SKELETAL MUSCLE-SYNTHESIZED BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR IN RETROGRADE TRANSPORT ALONG MOTORNEURON AXONS, Rebecca L. Dangremond

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Wolf Predation: Where and How Wolves Kill Beavers, and Confronting the Biases in Scat-Based Diet Studies, Thomas Gable

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DIET ANALYSIS OF NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE JUVENILE SALMONIDS IN A LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARY, Alexis C. Growe-Raney

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A Novel and Rapid Staphylococcus aureus Bacterial Identification Method Utilizing ImmunoMagnetic Beads and Single Cell Laser-Light Scattering, Kaylagh Hollen

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EXAMINATION OF CD133 AND CD147 AS CANCER STEM CELL MARKERS, Christopher McMahon

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Molecular evolutionary analysis of the American pika (Ochotona princeps), Andrew Michael Rankin

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ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SPECIFIC PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME (GBMs) TUMORS THROUGH IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY, Amanda M. Wigand

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The Overexpression of Basigin-3 in Glioblastoma, Samantha M. Wightman

Theses from 2015

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HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHY OF CALYPSO BULBOSA AND CYPRIPEDIUM ARIETINUM IN THE GRAND SABLE DUNES, MICHIGAN, Adrienne L. Bozic

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WHITE SPRUCE (PICEA GLAUCA), MOOSE (ALCES ALCES) AND THE ORIGIN OF A ZOOTIC DISCLIMAX COMMUNITY ON ISLE ROYALE, Stephen C. Caird

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STOMACH CONTENT ANALYSIS OF BOTULISM-AFFECTED BIRDS IN LAKE MICHIGAN, David A. Essian

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A SURVEY OF THE COMMON LOON (Gavia immer) GENOME REVEALS PATTERNS OF NATURAL SELECTION, Zach G. Gayk

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EVALUATION AND APPLICATION OF POPULATION SIZE ESTIMATORS TO ASSESS BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) RESPONSE TO A NON-NATIVE SALMONID REMOVAL IN A SMALL MICHIGAN COLDWATER STREAM, Joseph P. Gerbyshak

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HABITAT USE BY SPRUCE GROUSE IN A FRAGMENTED SYSTEM, Laurel A. Hill

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Gene Regulation by a Novel Two-Component System Conserved Among Gammaproteobacteria, Kristin M. Jacob

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IMPACTS OF RIVER INFLUENCE AND WAVE EXPOSURE ON THE EPIPSAMMIC DIATOMS OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR WAVE ZONE, Leon R. Katona

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The Effect of Isolation by Waterfalls and Dams on Stream Fish Morphology, Kayla M. Knoll

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The Tumor-Suppressive Properties of Neural Stem Cells, Ryan Passino

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE DIFFERENTIAL METHYLATION AND EXPRESSION OF IMPRINTED GENES IN M. M. MUSCULUS, M. M. DOMESTICUS, AND THEIR HYBRIDS, Anna P. Rice

Theses from 2014

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EFFECTS OF LEPTIN ON ESTABLISHED GLIOBLASTOMA CELL LINES, Nicholas J. Cook

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Endophytic Actinomycetes as potential agents to control common scab of potatoes, Alaxandra A. Goodman

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CHARACTERIZATION OF VARYING LOCAL WINTER STREAM HABITAT AND ITS IMPACT ON COLDWATER FISHES, Jesse J. Haavisto

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Diet Analysis of Burbot from Eastern Lake Michigan: 1999-2012, Casey J. Hares

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IDENTIFICATION OF HCMV UL97 IN GBM CELL LINES AND A POSSIBLE ROLE FOR GANCICLOVIR, Thomas McFall

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Plant Community Development of Isle Royale's Moose-Spruce Savannas, Michael C. Rotter