Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution Dissertations
- Elizabeth Braun de Torrez
Bats, insects and pecans: habitat use and ecosystem services of insectivorous bats in a pecan agroecosystem in central Texas.
- Jeffrey DaCosta
Behavioral, morphological, and genomic analyses of population structure in brood parasitic indigobirds (Vidua spp.)
- Ysabel Giraldo
Neuroanatomical and neurochemical correlates of senescene and social role in the ant Pheidole dentata
- Tristan Lubinski
Insights into the early evolution of NF-Kappab signaling based on computational analyses of cnidarian genome and transcriptomes
- Andrew Reinmann
Effects of winter climate change on carbon and nitrogen losses from temperate forest ecosystems
- Aryn P. Wilder
Spatial, ecological and genetic correlates of the geographic expansion of an infectious disease, white-nose syndrome in bats
- Nicholas Crawford
Genomic analysis of macro- and micro-evolution in the reptilia
- Poliana C. Lemos
Variations in carbon fluxes lead to resilience of carbon storage in New England forests
affected by the hemlock woolly adelgid at a centennial time scale
- Edward Brzostek
Proteolytic enzyme activity in soils: Interactive effects of soil temperature and moisture, substrate availability, and mychorhizal fungi.
- Elizabeth R. Ellwood
Climate change and species phenology at three trophic levels.
- Charles M. Kieswetter
Cryptic diversity, landscape genetics and diversification in the Pristimantis w-nigrum species complex.
- Caroline Polgar
The effects of climate change on the phenology of plants and insects of Massachusetts
- Heather C. Shull
Demography, selection and comparative molecular evolution in brood parasitic indigobirds (Vidua spp.) and their firefinch (Lagonosticta spp.) hosts.
- Anne M. Socci
Impact of winter climate change on nutrient and water uptake in a northern forest ecosystem.
- Pablo Jarrin-Valladares
Preview Species boundaries in bats: A philosophical, morphometric, environmental and phylogenetic analysis of the genera Anoura, Carollia and Sturnira.
- Myra C. Hughey
Integrating species interactions and spatial dynamics to explain insect distribution and abundance on a patchy resource.
- Marianne Susan Moore
Ecological immunology in little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus; Chiroptera) affected by white-nose syndrome.
- Mario L. Muscedere
Social organization, development, and functional neuroplasticity in the ant genus Pheidole.
- Michael S. Caldwell
The use of vibrational information by red-eyed treefrogs for communication and antipredator defense.
- Jonathan David Reichard
Seasonal activity and energetics of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) in south-central Texas.
- Kari Teruya Ryder Wilkie
Biodiversity and distribution of the ants of Amazonian Ecuador.
- Louise C. Allen
Immunity, reproductive success, and stress in cave- and bridge-roosting Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis): Implications for conservation.
- Amy Louise Mertl
Species richness, community structure, and social organization in Amazonian Pheidole.
- Mariana Munoz-Romo
The dorsal patch and chemical signaling in the long-nosed bat, Leptonycteris curasoae, in Venezuela.
- Justin C.Touchon
Developmental ecology and reproductive mode plasticity of a Neotropical treefrog: Interacting abiotic and biotic environmental effects over three life stages.
- Adam M. Reitzel
Population genetics and life history evolution in the sea anemone family Edwardsiidae.
- Vikki L. Rodgers
Impacts of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) invasion on plant diversity and soil nutrient cycling in northern hardwood-conifer forests.
- James C. Sullivan
Bioinformatic and molecular analyses of the Nematostella genome reveal a mixture of ancient conservation and rapid recent evolution.
- Jason W. Horn
Nightly and seasonal behavior of bats in the aerosphere assessed with thermal infrared imaging and NEXRAD Doppler radar.
- Bram V. Lutton
Characterization of the epigonal organ-ovary complex of the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea: A model for reproductive-immune interactions.
Advisor: Ian Callard
- Maureen E. Mazza
Homeobox evolution: Insights from homeobox clusters in the basal metazoan, Nematostella vectensis.
- Madhava Meegaskumbura
Molecular systematics, evolution, and ecology of Sri Lankan shrub-frogs (Rhacophorinae: Pseudophilautus).
- Suyama Meegaskumbura
Systematics, taxonomy, and biogeography of Sri Lankan shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae).
- Abraham J. Miller-Rushing
Impacts of climate change on the phenology of temperate forest plants and birds in Massachusetts and Japan.
- William Oweke O. Ojwang
Patterns of resurgence and anthropogenic influence on trophic sources and interactions among fishes of Lake Victoria, Kenya.
- Marcio R. Pie
Morphological evolution in a hyperdiverse clade: The ant genus Pheidole.
- John Benjamin Rinehart
Roosting ecology of Neotropical tent-making bats in eastern Ecuador.
- Joseph F. Ryan
The evolution of animal body plans: Genomic evidence from the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis and other early-branching metazoa.
- Joseph St. George
Characterization in the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea, of conserved sex determination genes.
Advisor: Ian Callard
- Daniel V. Calleri
Sociality, disease and life history in termites.
- Polly Campbell
Evolution and ecology of Southeast Asian fruit bats in the genus, Cynopterus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae).
- Gloriana Chaverri Echandi
Ecological correlates of social strategies in the neotropical tent-making bat Artibeus watsoni.
- Ryan J. Harrigan
Global phylogeography of the mallard complex (genus Anas): Speciation, hybridization, and lineage sorting.
- Kevin Yana Njabo
Phylogeography and systematics of montane forest birds in Cameroon.
- Christopher S. Richardson
Intraspecific variation in metabolism and thermoregulation in Eptesicus fuscus (the big brown bat).
- Seung Jae Won
Vitellogenin: A potential biomarker for xenobiotic exposure in a vertebrate (Chrysemys picta) and invertebrates (Elliptio complanata and Caenorhabditis elegans).
Advisor: Ian Callard