Theses & Dissertations

 

 

2017
  • Gould. T. W. 2017. Coarse Woody Debris in Riparian Corridors of Central Pennsylvania: How Abundance, Characteristics, and Dynamics Vary with Anthropogenic Disturbance. Masters Thesis, Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 90pp.
2016
  • Hirt, C. C. 2016. Stream condition and nutrient runoff: Linking the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model with empirical ecological measures in an agricultural watershed in central Pennsylvania. Masters Thesis, Geography. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 99pp.
2012
  • Miller, T. A. 2012. Movement ecology of golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in eastern North America. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 104pp.
2011
  • Church, A. 2011. Conserving wildlife habitats with landscape corridors in the Schoodic Region of Maine, USA. Masters Thesis, Geography. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 80pp.
2010
  • Hychka, K. 2010. Characterizing hydrologic settings and hydrologic regimes of headwater riparian wetlands in the Ridge and Valley of Pennsylvania. Ph.D., Dissertation, Geography. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 195pp.
2009
  • Julian, J. T. 2009. Evaluating amphibian occurrence models and the importance of small, isolated wetlands in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 119pp.
2008
  • Bagherian, A. J. 2008. Home on the prairie: a study of American marten (Martes americana) distribution and habitat fragmentation in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota. M.S. Thesis, Geography. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 168pp.
  • Bishop, J. A. 2008. Temporal dynamics of forest patch size distribution and fragmentation of habitat types in Pennsylvania. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 141pp.
2007
  • Gyekis, J. P. 2007. Spatial dimensions of songbird responses to land use in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands: Toward a site-specific index of biotic integrity. M.S. Thesis, Geography. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 94pp.
  • Miller, T. A. 2007. Habitat modeling, valuidation and creation using 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas Data. M.S. Thesis, Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 123pp.
  • Rocco, G. L. 2007. Responses of Plethodontid Salamanders to Stream Acidification and Acid Mine Drainage in the Pennsylvania Central Appalachians. Ph.D. Dissertation, Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 186pp.
2006
  • Gyekis, J. 2006. Comparing the bird community index to other riparian habitat assessment techniques. Honors Thesis, Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 60pp.+app.
2005
  • Hopper, S. 2005. Landscape around central Pennsylvania wetlands: characterization of changes and relationships with current wetland condition. M.S. Thesis, Geography, Pennsylvania State University. 80pp.
  • Laubscher, S. 2005. Aquatic macroinvertebrates in Pennsylvania riverine systems: their ecology and utility as bioindicators of condition. M.S. Thesis, Ecology, Pennsylvania State University.164pp.
  • Ryan, P. W. 2005. Decomposition dynamics mediated by litter quality in headwater floodplain wetlands in Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis, Ecology, Pennsylvania State University.
  • Saacke-Blunk, K. 2005. Integrating response variables to evaluate the aquatic condition for the Spring Creek Watershed, Centre County, Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis, Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University.
2004
  • Hychka, K. C. 2004. Evaluation of landscape metrics for use in mapping riparian wetland condition: a case study in the Upper Juniata watershed in south-central Pennsylvania. M. S. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 93pp.
  • Rubbo, J. M. 2004. The effects of the invasive species, reed canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea) on the germination and growth of native riparian tree species. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 76pp.
2003
  • Conklin, A. M. 2003. Macroinvertebrate communities as biological indicators of condition in Pennsylvania depressional wetlands. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 312pp.
  • Farr, M. M. 2003. Amphibian assemblage response to anthropogenic disturbance in Pennsylvania wetlands. M.S. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 190pp.
  • Spinola, R. M. 2003. Spatio-temporal ecology of river otters translocated to western New York. Ph.D. Dissertation. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 115pp.
2001
  • Mahaney, W. M. 2001. Impacts of human-mediated stressors on wetland plant community development. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 94pp.
2000
  • Urban, C. A. 2000. Early ecosystem development in created wetlands of northwestern New York. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 136pp.
1999
  • Bennett, R. J. 1999. Examination of macroinvertebrate communities and development on an invertebrate community index (ICI) for central Pennsylvania wetlands. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 124pp.
  • Condliff, C. J. 1999. The effect of stream acidification and fragmentation on two Desmognathine salamanders (Desmognathus ochrophaeus and D. Fuscus) in southwestern Pennsylvania. Honors Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 42pp.
  • English, R. J. 1999. The effects of land use practices on the streamside salamander communities of two central Pennsylvania streams. Honors Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 39pp.+appendices.
  • McLaughlin, K. 1999. Probability of wetland occurrence characterized by geology, slope, and stream link number: Spring Creek, White Deer Creek and Juniata watersheds, Pennsylvania. Senior Thesis. Geosciences. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 68pp.+appendices +maps.
  • O’Connell, Timothy J. 1999. Bird communities in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands: Relationships to landscapes and implications for conservation. Ph.D. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 152pp.
  • Reinhardt, C. H. 1999. Historical analysis of wetland plant community response to disturbance. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 129pp.
1998
  • Gaudette, M. T. 1998. Modeling wetland songbird community integrity in central Pennsylvania. Ph.D. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 157pp.
  • Lipton, C. J. 1998. A natural history of Millbrook Marsh, a wetland in an urbanizing setting. M.S. Paper. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 167pp.+ maps.
  • Prosser, D. J. 1998. Avian use of different successional stage beaver ponds in Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 152pp.
1997
  • Claypoole, K. A. 1997. Reproductive success and brood habitat of wood ducks using nest boxes in northeastern Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 72pp.
  • Wardrop, D. H. 1997. The occurrence and impact of sedimentation in central Pennsylvania wetlands. Ph.D. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 204pp.
1996
  • Babb, J. S. 1996. Water quality analysis of wetlands in central Pennsylvania. Senior Thesis. Geosciences. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 88pp.
  • Campbell, D. A. 1996. Comparing the performance of created wetlands to natural reference wetlands: a spatial and temporal analysis. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 140pp.
    Also issued as Penn State Coop. Wetl. Ctr. Rep. No. 96-3.
  • Mitcheltree, D. H. 1996. Immobilization and captive management of fishers reintroduced in Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 122pp.
  • Swimley, T. J. 1996. Predicting river otter marking sites in Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 89pp.
1995
  • Davis, Luise K. 1995. Wetlands protection and surface mining in Pennsylvania: Effectiveness of the permitting program, 1980-1992. Ph.D. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 139pp.
  • Stauffer, A. L. 1995. Plant and soil responses to salvaged marsh surface and organic matter amendments at a created wetland in central Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 106pp.
1994
  • Bishel, Laurie. 1994. Soil properties of natural reference wetlands and wetland mitigation projects in Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 76pp.
  • Goslee, Sarah C. 1994. Plant indicators of wetland hydrology in central Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis. Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 81pp.
  • Serfass, Thomas L. 1994. Conservation genetics and reintroduction strategies for river otters. Ph.D. Thesis. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 183pp.
  • Shaw, Jennifer A. 1994. Germination, growth, and survival of emergent wetland plants, Peltandra virginica and Scirpus pungens, on non-toxic organic waste media. Honors Thesis. Pennsylvania State University, University Park. 39pp.