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Graduate Student Collaborations

2014: Ross Hinderer is currently pursuing a M.S. at Montana State University

Proposal title: Understanding movement and landscape use of Chiricahua leopard frogs (Lithobates chiricahuensis) to promote species persistence.

PROPOSAL PDF DOWNLOAD: Hinderer_Proposal

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2012: Tessa Andrews graduated with a Ph.D. from Montana State University

Dissertation title: Natural selection in the field and in the classroom. PDF DOWNLOAD: Andrews_2012

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2012: Rosalinda Palomo-Ramos graduated with a non-thesis M.S. from New Mexico State University

Thesis title: Foraging ecology and nutritional requirements of the bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus) in the northern and southern Chihuahuan Desert. PDF DOWNLOAD: Rosalinda_non-thesis_2012

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2011: Joseph Skorupski Jr. graduated with a M.S. from the University of North Texas

Thesis title: Effects of CFT Lugumine Rotenone on macroinvertebrates in four drainages of Montana and New Mexico. PDF DOWNLOAD: Skorupski_2011

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2011: Mary Jean McCann graduated with a M.S. from New Mexico State University

Thesis title: Burrow characteristics and social elements of captive juvenile bolson tortoises (Gopherus flavomarginatus) within a headstart enclosure in New Mexico. PDF DOWNLOAD: McCann Thesis_2011

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2010: Jennifer Chipault graduated with a M.S. from Colorado State University

Thesis title: Fine-scale habitat use by black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) released on black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies in New Mexico. PDF DOWNLOAD: Chipault_2010

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2010: Peter Brown graduated with a Ph.D. from Montana State University

Dissertation title: Environmental conditions affecting the efficiency and efficacy of piscicides for use in nonnative fish eradication. PDF DOWNLOAD: Brown_2010

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2010: Hilary Billman graduated with a M.S. from Idaho State University

Thesis title: Investigating effects of piscicide  Rotenone on amphibians in southwestern Montana through laboratory experiments and field trials. PDF DOWNLOAD: Billman_2010

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2009: Marcus Gray graduated with a M.S. from South Dakota State University

Thesis title: Evaluation of barriers to black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colony expansion on Bad River Ranches. PDF DOWNLOAD: Gray_2009

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2008: Kristy Bly graduated with a M.S. from Montana State University

Thesis title: Influence of local and landscape characteristics of prairie dog colonies on burrowing owl nest ecology in South Dakota. PDF DOWNLOAD: Bly_2008

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2008: Kevin Honness, a Ph.D. student with South Dakota State University, sadly died before finishing his graduate research on swift fox reintroductions at Bad River Ranches in South Dakota

Final Progress Report: Swift fox restoration: biological and socio-political considerations. PDF DOWNLOAD: Honness_2007

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2007: Zack Parsons graduated with a M.S. from the University of Montana

Thesis title: Cause specific mortality of desert bighorn sheep lambs in the Fra Cristobal mountains, New Mexico, USA. PDF DOWNLOAD: Parsons_2007

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2007: Jesse Fischer graduated with a M.S. from Kansas State University

Thesis title: Structural organization of Great Plains stream fish assemblages: implications for sampling and conservation. PDF DOWNLOAD: Fischer_2007

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2006: Todd Atwood graduated with a Ph.D. from Utah State University

Dissertation title: Coyotes, wolves, elk, and mule deer: predator-prey behavioral responses in southwest Montana. PDF DOWNLOAD: Atwood_2006

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2006: Aaron Facka graduated with a M.S. from New Mexico State University

Thesis title: Vitally important: the role of demography in assessing the current and future status of black-tailed prairie dogs. PDF DOWNLOAD: Facka_2006

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2004: Liz Bradley graduated with a M.S. from the University of Montana

Thesis title: An evaluation of wolf-livestock conflicts and management in the northwestern United States. PDF DOWNLOAD: Bradley_2004

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2004: Marguerite Hendrie graduated with a M.S. from New Mexico State University

Thesis title: Experimental manipulation of expansion trajectory in translocated black-tailed prairie dog colonies in the Chihuahuan Desert grassland. PDF DOWNLOAD: Hendrie_2004

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2004: Debra Shier graduated with a Ph.D. from University of California Davis

Dissertation title: Social and ecological influences on the survival skills of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus): a role for behavior in conservation. PDF DOWNLOAD: Shier_2004

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2002: Matt Hartsough graduated with a M.S. from New Mexico State University

Thesis title: Dietary preferences of black-tailed prairie dogs reintroduced into the Chihuahuan Desert grassland. PDF DOWNLOAD: Hartsough_2002

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2002: Peter Bangs graduated with a M.S. from the University of Arizona

Thesis title: Habitat use by female desert bighorn sheep, Fra Cristobal Mountains, New Mexico. PDF DOWNLOAD: Bangs_2002