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Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Martha Mather's Students

Graduate Students Supervised

Schulze, Margo B. May, 1996. Using a field survey to assess potential temporal and spatial overlap between piscivores and their prey, and a bioenergetics survey to examine potential consumption of prey, especially juvenile anadromous fish, in the Connecticut River estuary. M.S., University of Massachusetts Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management.

Kosa, Jarrad. 1998. Assessing the effects of water level fluctuations on river herring populations in coastal Massachusetts streams. M.S. University of Massachusetts.

Yako, Lisa. 1998. An exploration of factors that may influence the timing of migration of juvenile anadromous herring (Alosa pseudoharengus, A. Aestivalis) from freshwater ponds. M.S. University of Massachusetts.

Nitschke, Paul. 1998. Assessing the potential impact of Pilgrim (PNPS) Station on cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) reproduction and recruitment. M.S. University of Massachusetts.

Campbell, Cara. 1999. Describing spatial and temporal variation of abiotic and biotic factors related to Atlantic salmon distribution and abundance in the Connecticut River using Geographic Information Systems. M.S. University of Massachusetts.

Carey, Mike. 2002. Evaluating patterns and processes of community structure along a gradient of variables: context-specific mechanisms that impact yellow perch. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Ferry, Kristen. 2003. Factors driving distribution of migratory striped bass across Massachusetts estuaries: predator—prey interactions and implications for multispecies management. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Pautzke, Sarah. 2008. Distribution patterns of migratory striped bass in Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Frank, Holly. 2009. Improving strategies for coastal river restoration: Tracking anadromous river herring in a coastal Massachusetts stream. M. S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Burak, Matt. 2011. Developing the technology for an inexpensive, video system to count anadromous herring. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Smith, Joseph. 2012. Examining fish community distribution and coalescence in coastal streams and estuaries using network theory. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Kennedy, Cristina. 2013. Discontinuities concentrate predators within the seascape: quantifying spatially-explicit patterns of physical complexity and striped bass distribution to understand the ecological significance of geomorphology for higher trophic levels within a north temperate estuary. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Fencl, Jane. 2015. How big of an effect do small dams have?: using ecology and geomorphology to quantify impacts of low-head dams on fish biodiversity. M.S., Kansas State University.

Gerber, Kayla. 2015. Tracking blue catfish: quantifying system-wide distribution of a mobile fish predator throughout a large heterogeneous reservoir. M.S., Kansas State University.

Peterson, Zachary. 2015. Quantifying patterns and select correlates of the spatially and temporally explicit distribution of a fish predator (blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus) throughout a large reservoir ecosystem. M.S., Kansas State University.

Mapes, Robert. 2016. Using the land mosaic concept to test how type, size, and arrangement of habitat patches influence largemouth bass distribution, abundance, diet within a central Great Plains reservoir. M.S., Kansas State University.

Taylor, Ryland. 2017. Can confluence network dynamics create a functionally-important spatial mosaic of top-down predator interactions? M.S., Kansas State University.

Lehrter, Richard. 2018. Links between food web structure, biodiversity, and resilience: effects of anthropogenic disturbance on aquatic communities in the Smoky Hill River, KS M.S., Kansas State University.

Hitchman, Sean. 2018. Does heterogeneity in habitat type, size, and arrangement influence patterns of fish biodiversity in the Neosho River, Kansas? Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Independent Study Supervision

REU Supervision, Kansas State University, Mentor for Lindsay Arick, Summer 2015. Do confluences affect predator distribution in an temperate estuary?

REU Supervision, Kansas State University, Mentor for Casie Lee, Summer 2013. Using RNA:DNA ratios to evaluate fish growth.

REU Supervision, Kansas State University, Mentor for Judith Patterson, Summer 2011. Crayfish movement in Kings Creek, KS.

WFCON 696, University of Massachusetts Cristina Kennedy, Directed Readings on Fish Movements, Fall 2009

WFCON 597, University of Massachusetts Sara Wells, Preparing Field Data for Publication, Spring 2009