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URI PhD and MSc Theses

The following is a partial list of URI PhD and MSc theses related to forestry and wildlife.  You can view the abstract for each thesis by clicking on the link. The full versions of the theses are available in the URI library.

PhD Theses

Brown 1965. A Study of Root Distribution in Two Hardwood Strands in the Duke Forest, North Carolina. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Dibble 2012. Quantifying the Effects of Tidal Restrictions and Plant Invasions on Resident Fish in Atlantic Coast Salt Marshes. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Hollister 2004. Predicting Condition of Small Estuarine Systems along the United States Atlantic Coast. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Kellogg 2005 The Influence of Geomorphic Setting on Ground Water Denitrification in Forested Riparian Wetlands. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Kuhn-Hines 2008. A Multiscale Approach to Breeding Habitat Model Development and Evaluation for the Common Loon, Gavia Immer, in New Hampshire, USA. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

McGreevy 2009 Conservation Genetics of Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Wild Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus Matschiei) From Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

McKinney 2005. Habitat Use by Waterfowl Wintering in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Petrik-Finley 2005. The Impact of a Parasitic Gill Copepod on the Demography of a Reef Fish Host. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Pierce 2003. The Nutritional Ecology of Songbirds: How Food Quality, Diet Preferences, and Food Limitation Influence Nutrient Storage and Use During Migration. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Podlesak 2004. Metabolic Routing of Macronutrients in Migratory Songbirds: Effects of Diet Quality and Macronutrient Composition Revealed Using Stable Isotopes. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Vigness-Raposa 2010. Spatial Patterns of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) and its Summer Habitat in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Wormald 2007. Effects of Density and Habitat Structure on Growth and Survival of Harvested Coral Reef Fishes. PhD Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

MSC Theses

Andrew 1994. Demography and Habitat Use of Desert-Dwelling Mountain Sheep in the East Chocolate Mountains, Imperial County, California. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Aronson 1986. Water Use and Drought Responses of Cool-Season Turfgrasses. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Arnold 1993. Uses of Invertebrates by Birds in Red Maple Forested Wetlands and Contiguous Forested Uplands in Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Balmforth 2002. Experimental Examination of the Reservoir Competence of Six Species of Native North American Songbirds for the Lyme Disease Pathogen, Borrelia Burgdorferi. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Barker 1967. Interception of Precipitation by the Mixed-Oak Forest Type in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Barrette 1997. Accuracy Assessment of Wetland Boundaries Delineated Using Aerial Photography and Digital Orthophotography. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Blomberg 2007. Ruffed Grouse Population Viability and Habitat Distribution in Rhode Island: Implications for Management of a Declining Population. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Bradley 2001. Subaqueous Soils and Subtidal Wetlands in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Braiewa 1983. Biomass and Fuelwood Production of Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) Strands in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Brown 1994. Species Composition, Migration Chronology, and Habitat Use of Waterbirds at Cape Cod National Sea Shore. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Burnett 1995. Using Geomorphological Variation to Predict Local Biodiversity. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Caron 2006. Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus Histrionicus) Population Status and Habitat Use in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Comeleo 1997. Habitat Factors Influencing Use of Upland and Wetland Forests by Breeding Veeries. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Crouch 1999. Evaluation of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Programs (NAAMP) Calling Anuran Survey. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston,  Rhode Island.

Cruickshank 1985. Impacts of Gypsy Moth Defoliation in Stands Containing White Pine. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Davis 1988. Hydrologic and Vegetation Gradients in the Transition Zone of Rhode Island Red Maple Swamps. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Decelles 2010. Great and Snowy Egret Foraging Ecology in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Deegan 1995. Avian Community-Habitat Relationships in Red Maple Swamps and Adjacent Upland Forests in Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Denault 2009. Identifying Mechanisms of Wetland Invasion: Quantification of Resource Allocation Differences Between Native and Introduced Phragmites Australis. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

DeRagon 1988. Breeding Ecology of Seaside and Sharp-Tailed Sparrows in Rhode Island Salt Marshes. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.  

Diquinzio 1999. Population and Breeding Ecology of the Promiscuous Salt Marsh harp-Tailed Sparrow in Rhode Island Salt Marshes. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Donelan 2009. The Biodiversity of Small and Medium-Sized Mammals in a Coffee-Dominated Landscape in Costa Rica. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Duhaime 1994. The Use of Color Infrared Digital Orthophotography to Map Vegetation on Block Island, Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Ellis 1980. Ecology and Breeding Biology of the Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana) in Southern Rhode Island Peatland. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Endrulat 2003. The Effects of Forest Management on Ruffed Grouse Home Range Size and Habitat Selection in Rhode Island. Virginia, and West Virginia, USA. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Flores 1991. Ecology of the California Black Rail in Southwestern Arizona. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Gelineau 1985. A Fuelwood Production Model for a Typical Rhode Island Forest Tract. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Halliwell 1975. Gypsy Moth Defoliation – Tree Mortality Relationships in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Hardy 1972. A Comparison of Evapotranspiration from Mixed Oak and White Pine. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Harrison 1979. Relation of Individual Tree Condition to Degree of Site Abuse by Humans on a Forested Recreation Area. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Hsu 1993. Habitat Use and Singing Activity of the Common Yellowthroat. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Kalisz 1975. The Impact of use on Vegetation, Water Relations, and Physical Site Characteristics of Forested Recreation Sites. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Kowal 1986. Tree Quality, Regeneration and Wildlife Presence in Managed Oak Pole Stands on Mesic Sites in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Legare 1996. Black Rail Response to Tape Playback. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Lowry 1984. Water Regimes and Vegetation of Rhode Island Forested Wetlands. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

McDonough-Haughey 2005. Dispersal Ecology of Pond-Breeding Amphibians. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

McElderry 1998. The Effect of Short-Chain Fatty Acids and Soil Atmosphere on Plant Parasitic Nematodes. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Merrow 1990. The Influence of Area and Habitat on the Avian Community in Red Maple Swamps of Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Millard 1994. The Effect of Adjacent Upland Habitat on Predation of Artificial Ground Nests in Red Maple Swamps. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Miller 1999. Landscape and Habitat Predictors of Canada Warbler (Wilsonia Canadensis) and Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus Noveboracensis) Occurrence in Rhode Island Swamps. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Mitchell 2009. Using Plants as Indicators of Hydroperiod Class and Amphibian Habitat Suitability in Rhode Island Seasonal Ponds. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Montieth 2004. Terrestrial Habitat Use by Pond-Breeding Amphibians in Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Narcisi 2010. Pond-Breeding Amphibian Habitat Suitability Near Municipal Well Fields in Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Nicholson 1988. Diurnal Behavior of the Cretan Wild Goat. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Otico 1988. Influences of Cuttings on Oak Forests. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Pugh 2003. Identification of Huon Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus Matschiei) Habitat in Papua New Guinea Through Integration of Remote Sensing and Field Observations. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Raithel 2007. Environmental Influences on Pond-Breeding Larval Amphibian Abundance. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Reinert 1979. Breeding Ecology of the Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana) in Southern Rhode Island Peatland. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Schneider 2005. Behavioral Ecology of an Incubating Shorebird: The Effects of Ambient Temperature and Human Disturbance on Piping Plover (Charadrius Melodus) Incubation Patterns at Cape Cod National Seashore. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Sewall 1991. Vegetation Change in Oak and Oak-Pine Stands as a Result of Repeated Gypsy Moth Defoliations. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Stabach 2005. Utilizing Remote Sensing Technologies to Identify Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus Matschiei) Habitat. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Stevenson 1980. Fuelwood Production of Mixed-Oaks on Well-Drained Sites in  Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Studds 2001. Landscape Composition Modulates the Effects of Forest Fragmentation:Variable Consequences for Breeding Ovenbirds (Seiurus Aurocapillus). MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Talancy 2005. Effects of Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Context on Medium-Sized Mammalian Predators in Northeastern National Parks. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Tallman 2006. Oyster Grow-Out Cages Function as Artificial Reefs for Temperate Fishes. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Traber 2005. The Spectral Analysis and Hyperspectral Mapping of Eelgrass (Zostera Marinal). MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Trocki 2003. Patterns of Salt Marsh and Farmland Use by Wading Birds in Southern Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Vanderveer 2007. Effects of Early Successional Habitat Restoration on Avian Populations in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Veltri 2004. Assessing the Potential for Wildlife Ignition and Spread in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Whitman 2002. Quantifying Body Condition of Songbirds at a Migration Stopover Site in Coastal Southern New England. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Wilcox 1984. Evaluation of Forest Site Types in Rhode Island. MSc Thesis, Universityof Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Winiarski 2007. Response of Avian Herbivore to Severe Habitat Degradation Revealed Using Natural Abundances of Stable Isotopes. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Wood 1989. Effects of Gypsy Moth Defoliation in Stands Containing White Pine and Eastern Hemlock. MSc Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

 

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