Student Gallery

The 2014 to 2016 students who have done original research theses in Ecology & Evolution and earned a BS in the Biological Sciences
   

Kristine Don

Thesis Title: Spatiotemporal expression of Osiris-9 across four butterfly species (Lepidoptera)

Advisor: Marcus Kronforst   

Faculty Reviewers: Trevor Price, Jocelyn Malamy


Neeti Jain

Thesis Title: Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Noise Pollution on the Baringo giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschild) housed in situ

Advisor: Rachel Santymire   

Faculty Reviewers: Jill Mateo, Steve Pruett-Jones


Benjamin Sulser

Thesis Title: Comparative morphology of the inner cochlear ganglionic canals across Chiroptera

Advisor: Zhe-Xi Luo

Faculty Reviewers: Ken Angielczyk, Bruce Patterson


Maria Viteri

Thesis Title: Saharan dwarf crocodile: phylogenetic placement and body size of a Holocene niloticus population from Niger

Advisor: Paul Sereno

Faculty Reviewers: Zhe-Xi Luo, Steve Pruett-Jones


Hannah Weller

Thesis Title: Dirt-sifting Devilfish: Winnowing in Geophagine Cichlids

Advisor: Mark Westneat   

Faculty Reviewers: Michael Coates, Stefano Allesina


Sarah Kurtis

Thesis Title: A Comparative Analysis of the Genetic Variation Underlying Color Variation in Avian Polymorphic Species

Advisor: John Bates    

Faculty Reviewers: Steve Pruett-Jones, Marcus Kronforst

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Chris Kyriazis

Thesis title: Phylogeography of an endemic genus of Philippine forest rats: evaluating the potential for in situ speciation in a recent colonist on Luzon Island (Genus: Bullimus)

Advisors: John Bates, Larry Heaney 

Faculty Reviewers: Shannon Hackett, Bruce Patterson

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Riva Letchinger

Thesis Title: The influence of male mate choice on female polymorphism in the butterfly Papilio polytes

Advisor: Marcus Kronforst

Faculty Reviewers: Steve Pruett-Jones, Mike LaBarbara

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Caroline Owens

Thesis Title: Effect of Human Activities on Eutrophication: Nitrogen Loads to Waquoit Bay, 1990-2013    

Advisor: Cathy Pfister

Faculty Reviewers: Tim Wootton, Maureen Coleman

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Timothy Salazar

Thesis Title: Effects of sublethal doses of insecticides on honey bees

Advisor: Corrie Moreau

Faculty Reviewers: Cathy Pfister, Greg Dwyer

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Jenny Uehling

Thesis Title: Distribution and Status of Naturalized Parrots in the United States: Determining What Factors Explain Establishment

Advisor: Steve Pruett Jones

Faculty Reviewers: Trevor Price, Greg Dwyer

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Cody Weinberger

Thesis Title: Detecting Structural Variants in Cancer Genomes through Direct Tumor/Normal Comparison

Advisor: S Allesina

Faculty Reviewers: Greg Dwyer, Sarah Cobey


Stephanie Baumgart

Thesis Title: Pneumaticity In A Niger Pterosaur As Compared With Modern Birds   

Advisor: Paul Sereno    

Faculty Reviewers: Zhe-Xi Luo, Jean Greenberg and Dan Nicolae    


Hannah Bleeker

Thesis Title: Sexual Dimorphism in the American Robin  

Advisor: Steve Pruett-Jones    

Faculty Reviewers: John Bates, Cathy Pfister    


Rachel Folz

Thesis Title: Prey profitability as an explanation for spatial differences in predator prey interaction strengths   

Advisor: Tim Wootton    

Faculty Reviewers: Cathy Pfister, Steve Pruett-Jones

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