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Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

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Postdoctoral fellows: 22

EaGLe theses and dissertations: 72

Adams, Andrew. 2005. Photo-enhanced toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to larval fish in the coastal Great Lakes. University of Minnesota. GLEI MS thesis.

Andriash, Katherine. Contrasting zoobenthic community composition in riverine vs. protected wetlands of the Great Lakes coastal margins. GLEI Hon BSc thesis. In preparation.

Arrieta, Daniel. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Balog, Amy. 2003. User perspectives on the environmental indicators for aquatic ecosystems: Results from interviews with water quality officials in the Mid-Atlantic states. Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. ASC MS thesis.

Bason, Christopher. 2004. Effects of beaver impoundments on stream water quality in the coastal plain. Department of Biology, East Carolina University. ASC MS thesis.

Baston, David. Recombinant cell bioassay approaches for detection and relative quantitation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in sediment and soil. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Bhagat, Yakuta. 2005. Fish indicators of anthropogenic stress at Great Lakes coastal margins: multimetric and multivraiate approaches. University of Windsor. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: PhD candidate, Trent University).

Bishop, Joseph. A multi-scale watershed approach to habitat integrity and diversity in Pennsylvania. Ecology Program, The Pennsylvania State University. Partially supported by ASC. PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Boers, Aaron M. 2006. The effects of stabilized water levels on invasion by hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca). Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison. GLEI PhD dissertation.

Borisova, Tatiana. 2003. Coping with uncertainty in water quality management through choices of policy instruments and information investments. Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Partially supported by ASC. PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Bourdaghs, Michael. 2004. Properties and performance of the floristic quality index in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. University of Minnesota Duluth. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: Wetlands Specialist, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency).

Brooks, Daniel. Microbial community composition and diversity changes in response to storms on the Santa Ana River, CA. PEEIR MS thesis, Department of , University of.

Brooks, Daniel. Microbiological source tracking of pathogenic water contamination. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Cai,Yun. 2003. Integrating environmental and socioeconomic indicators for quality of life assessment using data envelopment analysis. Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Partially supported by ASC. MS thesis.

Cao, Yiping. Microbial ecological investigation in salt marshes -- impacts of metal and nitrate pollution. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Connelly, William. Developing, applying, and evaluating integrated biomass size spectra as indicators of trophic state in estuarine ecosystems. ACE INC PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Cordova, Ana-Lucia. 2005. Effects of pollutant and antibiotic gradients on salt marsh sediment microbial communities. PEEIR PhD dissertation. Department of , University of.

Danz, Nicholas. University of Minnesota. GLEI PhD dissertation, in preparation.

Davis, E. 2005. Circulation and transport processes of the Pocomoke River: a tributary to a partially mixed estuary. University of Maryland College Park, 79 p. ACE INC MS thesis

DeLuca, William. 2003. Multi-scale factors influencing marsh bird communities of the Chesapeake Bay: Developing a marsh bird community index. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. ASC MS thesis.

Fairbairn, Elise. Nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin as an indicator of abnormal axial development in vertebrate embryos exposed to PAHs. Partially supported by PEEIR. PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Ferguson, Michael. Analysis of the benthic diatom flora in variable habitat regions of the Laurentian Great Lakes. In preparation, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio. GLEI MS thesis.

Fleming, Emily. Contribution of iron-reducing and sulfate-reducing bacteria to mercury methylation in marine and freshwater mercury-impacted sediments. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Foley, Carolyn. 2004. The associations between larval Odonata and habitat structure as indicators of anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal margin wetlands. University of Windsor. GLEI Hon. BSc thesis. (Current position: MSc. candidate, Purdue University).

Frieswyk, Christin. 2005. Evaluating resilience: The implications of invasive species and natural water-level fluctuation on Great Lakes coastal wetlands. University of Wisconsin-Madison. GLEI PhD dissertation.

Gallo, T.E. 2006. Proximate land-use, nutrient dynamics, and primary productivity in estuarine nursery creeks. University of North Carolina. ACE INC MS thesis. In preparation

Grandmaison, David. 2003. Landscape factors affecting productivity of breeding birds in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. GLEI MS thesis.Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. (Current position: Wildlife Biologist, Game and Fish Department, Tuscon, AZ).

Hall, Nathan. Effects of the vertical structure of the water column and depth regulation behaviors on phytoplankton community structure in the Neuse River Estuary. ACE INC PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Hechinger, Ryan. Trematode parasites as estuarine indicators. Partially supported by PEEIR. Postdoctoral research. In preparation.

Hsieh, J.L. 2005. Dynamics of Vibrio sp. in the eutrophic Neuse River Estuary, NC: improvements for predictive models and molecular detection methods. MSPH Technical Report, University of North Carolina. (ACE INC)

Hychka, Kristen. 2005. Landscape indicators of riparian health: A case study in the Upper Juniata River watershed. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Partially supported by ASC. MS thesis. In preparation.

Iverson, Kenneth. GIS-derived indicators of wetland vegetation condition. GLEI PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Jordan, Karen. Remote sensing. CEER-GOM MS thesis. In preparation.

Johnson, Charlene. 2003. Predicting the vegetational composition of a wetland created from dredged material in Duluth Superior Harbor. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: Superior (WI) Division of Public Works Wastewater Treatment).

Jung, S. 2002. Fish community structure and the spatial and temporal variability in recruitment and biomass production in Chesapeake Bay. University of Maryland, College Park. College Park, MD. 349 pp. ACE INC PhD Dissertation.

Kang, MiSun. The influence of entry sequence on invasion success and the importance of scale for biotic resistance to biological invasion. University of Windsor. GLEI PhD thesis. In preparation.

Kang, MiSun. 2003. The invasibility of stressed sites by exotic benthic macroinvertebrates in the Great Lakes: a test of hypotheses using Echinogammarus ischnus. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 117 pp. GLEI MS thesis.

Ladwig, Laura. Spatial relationship between Typha spp. and Phragmites australis in Green Bay coastal wetlands. GLEI senior thesis. In preparation.

Landry, Christy. Fish reproduction. CEER-GOM MS thesis. In preparation.

Laubscher, Susan. 2005. Aquatic macroinvertebrates in Pennsylvania riverine systems: their ecology and utility as bioindicators of condition. Ecology Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. ASC M.S. thesis

Lehr, Randy. 2004. Use of estrogen equivalents to explain vitellogenin induction in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) exposed to complex wastewater effluent. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota. GLEI MS thesis.

Lehr, Randy. 2005. Assessment and management of environmental estrogens. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota. GLEI PhD dissertation. (Current position: Assistant Professor, Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, WA).

Li, Tiandao. Hypoxia mediated control of gene transcription in the grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Marks, David. 2003. Habitat and landscape associations of breeding birds in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: US Department of Agriculture, APHIS-Wildlife Services).

Miller, Christina M. 2003. Effects of anthropogenic development on breeding bird abundance and communities. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: Laboratory Coordinator, Metropolitan State Community College, Minneapolis, MN).

Miller, W.D. 2006. Climate forcing of phytoplankton dynamics in Chesapeake Bay. University of Maryland College Park, Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Program. ACE INC PhD Dissertation. In preparation

Molineros, Julio. Assessing the efficiency of land allocation between agriculture and forestry using stochastic frontier analysis. Partially supported by ASC. MS thesis. In preparation.

Montane, Juana. Intertidal zone processes and geomorphic response. ACE INC PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Moss, Joseph. 2005. Temporal stability and change in the heterotrophic prokaryotic component of estuarine microbial biofilms. CEER-GOM MS thesis, University of West Florida.

Murphy, Cheryl. Modeling the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on Atlantic croaker: Understanding biomarkers and predicting population responses. CEER-GOM PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Nihart, Victoria. Effect of temperature on toxicity of organophosphates to aquatic organisms. PEEIR PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Norris, Sarah. 2005. Biomarkers of cadmium exposure in the wetland plant Spartina foliosa: a laboratory experiment with field validation. PEEIR MS thesis. Department of , University of.

Novakowski, Karyn. Topology of intertidal creek networks. ACE INC MS thesis. In preparation.

Pennington, Laura. Biofilms. CEER-GOM MS thesis. In preparation.

Pengra, Bruce. 2005. Remote sensing of Phragmites australis with the EO-1 Hyperion Sensor. South Dakota State University. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: United Nations Environmental Programme, Eros Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD).

Peterson, Anna. 2005. Evaluation of the Ohio rapid assessment methods for wetlands in the western Great Lakes basin: an analysis using bird assemblages. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: Education coordinator, HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, UT).

Peierls, Benjamin. The roles of watershed vs. autochthonous organic matter in controlling bacterial production in Pamlico Sound. ACE INC PhD dissertation.

Price, Steven. 2003. Anuran-habitat associations in coastal wetlands of the western Great Lakes. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: Research Coordinator, Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Davidson College, Davidson, NC).

Ranjan, Ram. Four essays on carbon management and invasive species control. Partially supported by ASC. PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Reynolds-Fleming, Janelle V. 2003. The hydrodynamics of the upper NRE and their influence on dissolved oxygen distribution. Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.165 pp. ACE INC PhD dissertation.

Roepke, Troy A. 2005. Estradiol and endocrine disrupting compound effects on echinoderm reproduction and development: Developmental sensitivities and defense mechanisms. University of California Davis. PEEIR PhD dissertation.

Rose, Wendy. 2005. Using an integrated approach to evaluate apoptosis as a biomarker response in estuarine fishes. University of California Davis. PEEIR PhD dissertation.

Saake-Blunk, Kristen. 2005. Integrating ecological assessments to evaluate the condition of the Spring Creek watershed, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Master of Forest Resources Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. ASC MS thesis.

Sengupta, Debdatta. Comparing regional environmental performance: The environmental kuznets curve as a stochastic frontier. Partially supported by ASC. MS thesis. In preparation.

Sik Lee, Hyo. Integrating economic and ecological information in the design of cost-effective point-nonpoint phosphorous trading. Partially supported by ASC. MS thesis. In preparation.

Striplen, Charles. The ecological role of pre-colonial peoples in central coastal California: observations of ecosystem management. Partially supported by PEEIR. PhD thesis. In preparation.

Tulbure, Mirela. Invasion of Great Lakes coastal wetlands by non-native genotypes of Phragmites australis. South Dakota State University. GLEI PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Vaccaro, Lynn. 2005. Patterns, mechanisms, and ecological implications of cattail (Typha spp.) dominance in Great Lakes wetlands. Cornell University. GLEI MS thesis.

Wagner, Matthew. 2006. Spatial patterns of phytoplankton and periphyton growth as indicators of estuarine condition for Escambia Bay, Florida. CEER-GOM MS thesis. University of West Florida.

Winkelmann, Valerie. Phytoplankton community dynamics in the Neuse River Estuary, NC: Influence of Organic nitrogen at the chlorophyll a maximum. ACE INC MS thesis. In preparation.

Wolter, Peter. University of Wisconsin-Madison. GLEI PhD dissertation. In preparation.

Yanko, Kristin. 2002. An analysis of the benthic diatom flora of the Laurentian Great Lakes, and their use as indicators of water quality. Department of Biology, John Carroll University, OH. 156 pp. GLEI MS thesis. (Current position: Environmental scientist/consultant, Hull & Associates).



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