Students


Chair

Sullins, D. Landscape demography, species distribution, and foraging of lesser prairie -chickens in Kansas and Colorado. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Lautenbach, Jonathan. Variation and response to management, including prescribed fire, by vegetation communities and lesser prairie-chickens in Kansas and Colorado. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Kraft, J. Lesser prairie-chicken adult female seasonal habitat selection, use of grazed range, and predation risk in Kansas and Eastern Colorado. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Ogden, S. Measuring the response of grassland avian and Lepidopteran communities to the management of an invasive forb with prescribed fire and targeted livestock grazing. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


McCullough, K. A multi-scale examination of the distribution and habitat use patterns of the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia) using a gradient habitat modeling approach. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Malone, W. Biodiversity in playa wetlands in relation to watershed disturbance and environmental variation. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Godar, A. Ring-necked Pheasant Use of Cover Crops in Western Kansas. Ph.D. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Annis, A. Ring-necked Pheasant Use of Cover Crops in Western Kansas. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Robinson, S. Landscape conservation design, movements, and survival of lesser prairie-chickens in Kansas and Colorado. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Becker, T. Occurrence and prediction of avian disease outbreaks in Kansas. M.S. Candidate. Kansas State University.


Kearns, B. Risk assessment of lead exposure by mottled ducks on the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Ph.D. Graduate 2015. Kansas State University.


Plumb, R. Lesser prairie-chicken movement, space use, survival, and response to anthropogenic structures in Kansas and Colorado. M.S. Graduate 2015. Kansas State University.


Lautenbach, Joseph. Lesser prairie-chicken reproductive success, habitat selection, and response to trees. M.S. Graduate 2014. Kansas State University.


Stetter, A. Nest site selection, duckling survival, and blood parasite prevalence of Lesser Scaup nesting on Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. M.S. Graduate 2014. Kansas State University


Spencer, D. Historical changes in landscapes occupied by lesser prairie-chickens in Kansas. M.S. Graduate 2014. Kansas State University.


Moon, J. Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) ecology in the Texas Chenier Plain Region. Ph.D. Graduate 2014. Stephen F. Austin State University


McDowell, S. Environmental availability and lead exposure to mottled ducks (Anas fulvigula) in the Texas Chenier Plains region. M.S. Graduate 2014. Stephen F. Austin State University.


Zavaleta, J. Effects of grazing and herbicide treatments to restore degraded sand shinnery oak grasslands.  M.S. Graduate, 2012,  Texas Tech University.


Johnson, L. Current status and function of playa wetlands on the Southern Great Plains.  Ph.D Graduate 3/23/2011. Texas Tech University


Rigby, E.  Recruitment of mottled ducks (Anas fulvigula) on the upper Texas Gulf Coast. M.S  Graduate 12/10/2008. First Place - Clarence Cottom Award, Student Presentation, The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Feb. 08. Texas Tech University


Smythe, L.  Nesting ecology of migrating songbirds in eastern New Mexico.  M.S. graduate 12/14/05.  Gamma Sigma Delta 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student, RWFM, TTU; Second Place - Clarence Cottom Award, Student Presentation, The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Feb. 05. Texas Tech University


Moon, J. Survival, movements, and habitat use of female northern pintails in the Playa Lakes Region.  M.S. graduate 6/25/04.  Gamma Sigma Delta 2004 Outstanding Graduate Student, RWFM, TTU; First Place - Clarence Cottom Award, Student Presentation, The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Feb. 04. Texas Tech University


Anderson, A. Habitat use and diet of amphibians breeding in playa wetlands of the Southern High Plains of Texas. M.S. graduate 2/17/97. Texas Tech University


Committee Member


Kwon, E.  Nesting ecology and demography of shorebird populations of the Arctic Plain.  Ph.D. candidate Kansas State University.


Sullins, D. Patch occupancy and origin of American woodcock wintering in east Texas.  M.S. graduate 2013, Stephen F. Austin State University


McDowell, S.  Sources and uptake of environmental lead by mottled ducks on the upper 

Texas Gulf Coast.  M.S. graduate 2014, (Coadvisor) Stephen F. Austin State University


Riecke, T. Effects of environmental lead exposure on nongame birds using coastal marsh of the upper Texas Gulf Coast.  M.S. graduate 2013, (Coadvisor) Stephen F. Austin State University


Pirius, N. Winter ecology of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in the southwest panhandle of 

Texas.  M.S. graduate 2012, Texas Tech University.  


Grisham, B. Reproductive ecology and survival of lesser prairie-chickens pre and post wind facility construction in west Texas.  Ph.D graduate 2012, Texas Tech University.


Kissner, J. Ecology of Great Plains narrow-mouth toad in eastern New Mexico.  M.S. graduate 2013, Texas Tech University.


Borsdorf, P.  The influence of micro-climate on habitat use by lesser prairie-chickens.  M.S. graduate 2013,  Texas Tech University. 


Holt, D. Brood and Nesting Season Ecology of Lesser Prairie-chickens in the Northeast Texas.  Ph.D. graduate 2012, Texas Tech University.


Navarrete, L. Landscape analysis of wind power infrastructure in relation to migratory 

birds and their habitat. M.S.   graduate 2011, Texas Tech University.


Strobel, B.N.  Temporal variation in habitat and prey use of adult red-shouldered (Buteo lineatus texanus) and the influence of prey abundance on the efficacy of broadcast survey techniques for breeding red-shouldered hawks.  Ph.D. graduate 5/11, Texas Tech University. 


Saalfield, S. Nesting ecology of snowy plovers in saline lakes of the Southern High 

Plains. Ph.D. graduate 12/10, Stephen F. Austin State University.


O’Connell, J. The effects of spatial configuration on soil carbon storage in two interacting 

ecosystems: playa wetlands and shortgrass prairie. Ph.D candidate, Oklahoma State University.


Bagwill, A. Amphibian community structure and metapopulation dynamics in playa wetlands. Ph.D candidate, Oklahoma State University.


Glancy, C.  An urban playa lake in Lubbock, Texas: A transformation from aesthetic liability to aesthetic amenity.  M.S. graduate 12/2008. Texas Tech University


McRoberts, J. Evaluation of survey techniques for lesser prairie-chickens.  M.S. candidate. M.S. graduate 6/2009.  Texas Tech University


Behney, A. Assessment of human altered landscapes as influential factors on avian predation of lesser prairie-chickens.  M.S. graduate 6/2009. Texas Tech University


Dinehart, S. The impacts of Roundup and Ignite herbicides on amphibians in the Southern High Plains.  Ph.D. graduate 12/2009, Oklahoma State University.


Woodward, H.  Evaluation of survey techniques for lesser prairie-chickens.  Ph.D. candidate. Texas Tech University


Bhattacharjee, J. Restoration of native riparian vegetation and competition between cottonwood and salt cedar in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. Ph.D. graduate 8/2005. Texas Tech University


Tsai, J. S. Local and landscape factor influences on avian community composition in playas of the Southern High Plains.  Ph.D. graduate 12/2007. Texas Tech University


Andrei, A. Ecology of spring and fall migrant shorebirds on the saline lakes of the Southern High Plains.  Ph.D. graduate 8/2005. Texas Tech University


Perez, S. Infiltration along a playa basin - out basin transects.  M.S. candidate. Texas Tech University


Gray, M. Spatial and temporal dynamics of amphibians using playa wetlands on the Southern High Plains of Texas. Ph.D. graduate 5/2002. Texas Tech University


Shoop, W. Multilevel imagery for vegetation classification in Texas. M.S. candidate. Texas Tech University


Wrinkle, L. Rising selenium levels at Truscott Brine Lake, Truscote, Texas: hazardous or harmless to the avian community. M.S. graduate 7/8/99. Texas Tech University


Taylor, J. Management of moist-soil vegetation, with emphasis on chufa production, on Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. M.S. graduate 7/8/2000. Texas Tech University


Anderson, J. Invertebrate community response to moist-soil management, and importance to wintering waterfowl in playa wetlands. Ph.D. graduate 7/10/97. Texas Tech University


Cathey, J.C. Use of genomic microsatellite DNA to delineate natal origins of small Canada geese within the Central Flyway. Ph.D. graduate 7/23/97. Texas Tech University


Deleon, M.T. Habitat use and behavior of migrant shorebirds in northwestern North Dakota. M.S. graduate 7/1/96. Texas Tech University


Prather, R.M. Avian responses to vegetation patterns in moist-soil managed playas and water requirements of common wetland plants. Ph.D. candidate. Texas Tech University


Comer, G.L. Remote sensing of vegetation biomass in playa lakes. M.S. graduate 2/9/93. Texas Tech University


Hong-Ren, L. Effects of landuse on sediment deposition in playas. M.S. graduate 2/4/94. Texas Tech University

 

 


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