Graduate Theses and Dissertations in Biology

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Effects Of Acidic Conditions And Tannins On The Survival, Development, And Behavior Of Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla Chrysoscelis), Caleb E. Dodd

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Effects of Hydrological Connectivity on the Benthos of a Large River (Lower Mississippi River, USA), Audrey B. Harrison

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Impact of Human Disturbance on the Behavior and Physiology of the Endangered Ringed Sawback Turtle (Graptemys oculifera), Jessica Mary Heppard

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Impacts And Implications Of Polytypism On The Evolution Of Aposematic Coloration, Justin Philip Lawrence

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Biodiversity And Evolution In The Guiana Shield, South America, Andrew Michael Snyder

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Leaping Behavior In Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys Molitrix): Analysis Of Burst Swimming Speeds, Angle Of Escape, Height, And Distance Of Leaps, Ehlana Stell

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The Effect of Environmental Perturbations on the Plant Phyllosphere Microbiome, Bram W. Stone

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A Review of the Serica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) of Mexico, Canada, and the western United States, Reese John Worthington

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Conditions Responsible For The Success Of Carnivorous Plants In Nutrient-Poor Wetlands, Matthew John Abbott

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The effect of road crossings on stream-associated salamanders within Holly Springs National Forest, Caleb Ashton Aldridge

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Historical refuges and recolonization routes in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, inferred through phylogeographic analysis of the spotted wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata), John Daniel Banusiewicz

Evidence Of Chemical Camouflage In Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus Sayanus); Avoiding Detection By Colonizing/Ovipositing Prey Through Chemical Crypsis, Tyler Breech

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The Reptile Gut Microbiome: Its Role In Host Evolution And Community Assembly, Timothy Colston Colston

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The Impact Of Simulated Microgravity On The Growth Of The Model Legume Plant Medicago Truncatula, Gemma Elizabeth Lionheart

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Responses of the Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) to Human Disturbance, Thomas Hughes Martin

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Towards a Better Understanding of Secondary Metabolite Production in Toxic Marine Algae, Thuy My Nguyen

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Risk, Reward, And The Role Of Habitat Selection On Community Dynamics In Temporary Ponds, Matthew Robert Pintar

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Stress, sexual signaling, and alternative mating tactics in male green treefrogs, Hyla cinerea, Sarah Crocker-Buta

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Nemo no more? Spatial demographic and population genetic analyses of the two-band anemonefish, Amphiprion bicinctus, in the Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea, Jacob Seth Howell

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Influence of plant species, location, and seasonality on rhizosphere bacterial communities in freshwater wetlands, Hakchul Lee

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Seasonal Changes in Biomass of Two Common Freshwater Wetland plants: storage of nutrients, Emily Kathryn McCann

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Genetic And Temporal Variation In Resource Exchange Between An Ectomycorrhizal Fungus, Rhizopogon Occidentalis, And Seedlings Of Pinus Radiata, Mariah Meachum

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Competitive Effects Of Increased Plant Species Richness And Increased Endemic Versus Native Generalist Species Dominance On The Invasive Grass Microstegium Vimineum During Oak Woodland Restoration, Sean Anthony Moyer

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The biotic effects of tertiary geoclimatic change in the southern hemisphere, Stuart Val Nielsen

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Loblolly Pine Genetics Structure It Mycorrhizal Community, Bridget Joan Piculell

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Community Ecology Of Soil Microbes In Southeast Usa Oak-Pine Woodlands, Ann L. Rasmussen

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Biochemical Composition of Caribbean Gorgonian Corals and Their Symbiosis Under Ambeint and Stressful Conditions, Kartick Prakash Shirur

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Negative Effects Of Common Mycorrhizal Networks And Roots On Upland Oak Seedlings In Open-Canopy Woodlands And Closed-Canopy Forests, William Chase Bailey

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Soil bacterial structure and function associated with the invasive grass Microsteguim vimineum and two native grasses, Jennifer Kay Bell

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Behavior, Energetics, And Swimming Performance Of The American Paddlefish, Polyodon Spathula, In A Lower Mississippi River Oxbow, Bryan Andrew Cage

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The Effects Of Clinorotation In The Host Plant, Medicago Truncatula, And Its Microbial Symbionts, Ariel Dauzart

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Oviposition Site Selection By Mosquitoes: Predator-Released Kairomones And Responses To Different Taxa, Lauren Larea Eveland

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Systems biology approach to understanding the control of glucose metabolism in healthy and apoptotic neurons, Hoda Gebril

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Birdie see, Birdie do: Zebra finch observational learning in three cognitive domains with discussion of cerebellar involvement, Amy Hribar

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Adaptive Movements And Thermoregulation In Big-Eared Bats, Cody Jordan

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The influence of current year fire on leaf litter decomposition rates and microbial enzyme activity in forests undergoing ecological restoration, Megan E. Overlander

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Autoregulation of the Glial Gene reversed polarity in Drosophila melanogaster, Jamie L. Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The effects of stress hormones on preferences for acoustic signals in female green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) and barking treefrogs (Hyla gratiosa), Anna Gabriell Davis

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Location, location: Factors influencing greenhouse gas fluxes from the Mississippi Delta agricultural region, Michael P. Keating

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Regulators of repo: A Search for gcm/repo Transcription Factors, Kathy Ann Nipper

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Investigating the photosynthesis of Symbiodinium in Caribbean gorgonian corals, Blake Ramsby

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Determinants Of Bite Force In Four Species Of Sharks From The Gulf Of Mexico With An Emphasis On The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, Rhizoprionodon Terraenovae, Kyle Walter Rice

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Growth Of Bald Cypress Boles And Knees As Influenced By Precipitation And Inundation At Sardis Lake, Mississippi, Emily M. Stauss

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Male Reproductive Strategies And Mating Displays In The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris Ocellata), Edward Merrill Hanlon

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Linking The Functional Diversity Of Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Species To Soil Carbon And The Genetics Of A Foundational Tree Species, Nicole Marie Hergott

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Phylogeography of the Malagasy Ant Species Odontomachus coquereli, Jason Jackson

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Bacterial Assemblages And Microbial Enzyme Activity In The Major Tributaries Of The Lower Mississippi River, Justin Millar

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A Neurophysiological Examination Of Stress Control And Arousal In Martial Artists, Jack Pemment

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Mixing it up: Multiple symbiont acquisition strategies as an adaptive mechanism in the coral Stylophora pistillata, Kristen A. Byler

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Functional Morphology of the Sphyrnid Shark Cephalofoil: an Assessment of the Hydrodynamic Lift Hypothesis Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Matthew K. Gaylord

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Stochastic Models For Evolutionary Genetic Problems, Wei Liao

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Effects of Hydrologic Connection on Physicochemical Conditions and Algal Properties in Backwaters of the Lower Mississippi River, Orathai Pongruktham

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Survey of the Native and Nonnative Vascular Plant Species of Three Islands in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, Mark Gardner Winkler

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Invasion of Hurricane-Disturbed Scrub Communities on Barrier Islands in Mississippi: a Battle Between Native and Non-Native Ecosystem Engineers, Christine Annette Bertz

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Effects of Tornado Damage, Prescribed Fire, and Salvage Logging on Oak (Quercus Spp.) Saplings in Upland Oak Forests in Northern Mississippi, Jeffery B. Cannon

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Relationship between coastal vegetation biomass with elevation and salinity gradients, Ying Chen

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The Effects of Seasonal Changes and Turbidity on Swimming Performance in White Crappie Pomoxis Annularis and Black Crappie Pomoxis Nigromaculatus., Caleb Joseph Gaston

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Response of riparian plant communities to hydrological alteration: Are seed banks a means of restoration?, Siobhan Boyer Gorham

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Population Biology Of A Coastal Dune-Dwelling Spider (Arctosa Sanctaerosae) Along The Hurricane Disturbed Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast, Robert A. Hataway

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Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Succession in a Native Monterey Pine Forest and Its Potential Influence Upon Forest Population Dynamics, Kristopher Jordan Hennig

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Characterization of Cis-Regulatory Elements Controlling Repo Transcription in Drosophila Melanogaster, Robert Johnson

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Exploring Patterns of Genetic Diversity of a Malagasy Ant Species: Anochetus Madagascarensis, Nicole Annette Lewis

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Influence of vegetation on sediment bacterial community structure, microbial enzyme activities and phosphorus retention in constructed freshwater wetlands, Rani Menon

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Effect of UV-A irradiance on lipid accumulation in Nannochloropsis oculata, Rathy Srinivas

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Conservation Genetics and Distribution of the Yazoo Darter (Etheostoma Raneyi), Kenneth Alan Sterling

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Avian Cerebellum Specialization in Relation to Acrobatic Courtship Displays in Manakins (Pipridae), Steven Ray Wilkening

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Fungal Connection: Characterizing the Ectomycorrhizal Community and Belowground Response to Restoration Treatments in Northern Mississippi., Ashley Jane Craig

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The Effects of Ecological Restoration on Soil Microbial Enzyme Activities and Leaf Litter Decomposition, Anthony Jason Rietl