The theses presented here include those from both current and former students in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology.

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Theses from 2014

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The Impact of Rochester Storm Sewers on the Water Quality of the Lower Genesee River: A Modeling Approach Using PCSWMM, Lindsay Dressel

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Applications of Biological Integrity within the National Wildlife Refuge System Region 5, Katie Ehlers

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Minnow Diversity and Habitat Associations in the West Branch of Sandy Creek, Orleans County, New York, Coral Lenore Reina

Theses from 2013

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Soil and Vegetation Changes across a Restoration Chronosequence: An Evaluation of Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) sites in West-central New York, USA, Jordan Brown

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Lipid and Fatty Acid Differences in Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Eggs from the Great Lakes, Cayuga Lake, and Lake Champlain, Robert Carl Louis Geroux

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Grassland bird abundance and habitat quality, and Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) ecology on Fort Drum, New York, David Thomas Greer

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Sedge/Grass Meadow Restoration on Former Agricultural Land: Analysis of Establishment Success, Alexander Joseph Healy

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Watershed Assessment of the Canaseraga Creek Watershed, Including Water Quality Analysis, SWAT Model, and Investigation of the Applicability of a Nutrient Biotic Index, Evan Rea

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Invasion Ecology of Acer platanoides in an Old-Growth Urban Forest, Justin Paul Rogers

Theses from 2012

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Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Learning a Discrimination Task by Captive White-spotted Bamboo Sharks (Chiloscyllium plagiosum), Danielle M. Barbiero-Turk

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Dietary Effects of Non-native Species on Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens, Reproductive Performance, Christina Ann Cappelli

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Typha Control and Sedge/Grass Meadow Restoration on a Lake Ontario Wetland, Alex Czayka

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Oatka Creek Water Quality Assessment: Identifying Point and Nonpoint Sources of Pollution with Application of the SWAT Model, Dale Matthew Pettenski

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Water Quality Analysis of Black Creek Watershed: Identification of Point and Nonpoint Sources of Pollution and Loading Simulation Using the SWAT Model, Mellissa Jayne Winslow

Theses from 2011

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Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) Invade San Salvador, Bahamas: Early Population Characteristics, and Comparisons of the Coral and Fish Communities on Shallow Patch Reefs in 2001 and 2007, Amanda K. Alexander

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Phosphorus Cycling in the Ellison Park Wetland at the Mouth of Irondequoit Creek, Rochester, NY: A Case Study Evaluating the Movement of Phosphorus as it Transits a Coastal Wetland of Lake Ontario, Elizabeth McGuire

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The Effect of Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA) on Lake Trout (Salve linus namaycush) Alevins Using Artemia nauplii Enriched with Commercial Emulsions and Dry Diets, Blake J. Snyder

Theses from 2010

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An Investigation of Salmonine Reproduction and Factors Limiting Their Production in Sandy Creek, Monroe County, New York, Ross Abbett

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Walleye (Sander vitreus) Stock Assessment (2006-2007) in the Buffalo River, NY, USA, Patrick J. Herbert

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Habitat Selection, Dispersal and Detectability of Cobblestone Tiger Beetles (Cicindela marginipennis Dejean) along the Genesee River, New York, Rhonda Hudgins

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Movement of Juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Lower Genesee River, New York, Mananjo Jonahson

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Structure and Phenotypic Analysis of Notch Mutations, Melissa A. Kostrzebski

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Use of Shrub Habitats by Fall Birds at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama, New York, Brad M. Mudrzynski

Theses from 2009

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Habitat Associations of Fish Species and their Assemblages in the Tonawanda and Johnson Creek Watersheds of Northwestern New York State, Scott M. Wells

Theses from 2008

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The Potential of Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas, as a Nursery Habitat for Juvenile Coral Reef Fish, Ian C. Conboy

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Home Range, Movements, And Habitat Use Of Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingil) in St. Lawrence County, New York., Timothy J. Crockett

Theses from 2007

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Evaluation of a Behavioral Index for Estimating Reproductive Success of Grassland Breeding Birds, Michael R. Morgan

Theses from 2006

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Assessing Industrial Contamination of Brockport Creek After Removal of Contaminated Sediment, Marc A. Chalupnicki

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Colonization and Persistence of the Freshwater Amphipod, Crangonyx pseudogracilis, in Temporary Ponds: Aspects of its Ecology, Resistance to Desiccation, and Dispersal Abilities, Benjamin C. DiSalvo

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A Multi-Scale Analysis of Grassland Bird Habitat Relationships in the St. Lawrence River Valley, Sarah A. Lazazzero

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Cloning and Sequencing of a Partial CYPlA Gene in Creek Chub (Semotilus a/romaculatus): The first step in the development of a biomarker of exposure to AhR Ligand, Timothy P. Lincoln

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The Impact of Nutrient Loading from Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) on Water Quality, a Mesocosm Approach, Robert Unckless

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Mink of the Rochester Embayment of Lake Ontario: Population Monitoring; Age, Size, and Stable Isotope Analysis; and a Predictive Model for Bioaccumulation of Chemicals of Concern, Sara Tucker Wellman

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Grassland Bird Nest Predation and Artificial Nest Use, Saskia Windig

Theses from 2005

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The life history of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Honeoye Lake, New York, John C. Foust

Theses from 2004

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Trends in Mirex Concentration in Lake Ontario Salmonines and Sediments, Hilary L. Richardson

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Identification of E. coli Sources in Conesus Lake Sub-watersheds Using BOX A1R- Derived Genetic Fingerprints, Jason Somarelli

Theses from 2003

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The Impact of Stream Nutrient Loading on Metaphyton in Conesus Lake and the Use of Metaphyton Incubation Chambers for Measurement In Situ of Changes in Biomass, Peter E. D’Aiuto

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Modification and Statistical Evaluation of a Standard Sampling Method for Stream Invertebrates, Randall S. Rhyne

Theses from 2002

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Water Quality Assessment of Irondequoit Creek using Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Nichelle Bailey-Billhardt

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Influence of Two Common Bryophytes on Acidity and Divalent Cation Concentrations in Standing Spring Water, Stephen N. Bland

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Population Characteristics, Habitats, and Movements of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Lower Niagara River, Thomas C. Hughes

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The Breeding Ecology of, and Effects of Military Activity on, the Henslow's Sparrow at Fort Drum, Robin E. Krebs

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Predatory Impact of Exotic Cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi on the Zooplankton of Lake Ontario, Corey L. Laxson

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The Development and Evaluation of an Index of Biotic Integrity for Small Lakes in Western and Central New York, Nicholas F. Parnell

Theses from 1999

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Assessing the Potential of PRTOLl as a Bioremedial Agent Using Non-Isotopic, 16S-rRNA Targeted Oligonucleotide Probes, Jason Stricker

Theses from 1998

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Habitat Requirements of Stream Spawning Walleye: An Evaluation of Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) Information and Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, Christopher Eric Lowie

Theses from 1993

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community Changes Following Zebra Mussel Colonization of Southwestern Lake Ontario, Timothy W. Stewart

Theses from 1989

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Controlled Spawning of Laboratory Reared Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) and Effect of Different Diets on Survival and Growth of the Fry, Stephen W. Duda

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Trophic Level Changes and Alewife Predation on Conesus Lake, Norma L. Puckett

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Nutrient Loadings Into Conesus Lake, Gregory L. Teall

Theses from 1988

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Alpha and PBm as Functional Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystems, Barry J. Fry

Theses from 1987

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The Black Tern (Chlidonias niger Linn.): Breeding Ecology in Upstate New York and Results of Pesticide Residue Analyses, Heidi Firstencel

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Movements and Behavior of Smallmouth Bass, Micropterus dolomieui, and Rock Bass, Ambloplites rupestris : in Southcentral Lake Ontario and Two Tributaries, Glenn Gerber

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Exchange of Mirex between Lake Ontario and its Tributaries, Theodore W. Lewis

Theses from 1984

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Mirex and Its Metabolites Trends in Levels of Lake Ontario Coho and Chinook Salmon, Brian A. Kent

Theses from 1983

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Ecology of Lake Ontario Brown Trout, David C. Nettles

Theses from 1976

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The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Low Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide on Brown Trout, Salmo trutta., Fayette A. Reynolds

Theses from 1974

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The Effects of Diesel Fuel on the Growth of Selected Freshwater Phytoplankton, Robert I. Baybutt

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Enzymatic N-Acetylation of Indolealkylamines by Brain Homogenates of the Honeybee, Apis Mellifera, Philip Harold Evans

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Effects of Water Soluble Extract and Bacterial Degradation Products of Diesel Oil on Marine Phytoplankton, Ching-Hwa Huang

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Bacterial Interference in Human and Canine Resident Cutaneous Microflora, Henry W. Jann Jr.

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An Ultrastructural Study of the Flagellar Surface Coat in Selected Chlamydomonas Species, Carmen John Laurendi

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A Histochemical Investigation of the Alleviation of Thallium-induced Achondroplasia in the Embryonic Chick Femur by Sorbitol, Imidazole and Histidine, John H. Malin

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Effect of Actinomycin-D on the Ultrastructure of Molting in a Parasitic Nematode, Nippostrongylus Brasiliensis, Lee N. Minier

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Transfer RNA Associated with Rat Liver Plasma Membranes, Richard Carl Scarpulla

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The Effects of Toluene on the Ontogenetic Development of the Fish, Oryzias latipes, the Japanese Medaka, Frederick W. Stoss

Theses from 1973

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The Degradation of Octane in Continuous Culture, Jui-Yu Chang

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The Relation of the Membrane Potential of Nitella to Photosynthetic Processes and External Conditions, Shay-Whey Margaret Koh

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The Life History of Parargyractis canadensis Munroe (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) of Sandy Creek (Monroe County, New York), Michael Arthur Lavery

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Juvenile Hormone Metabolism in the American Cockroach, Periplaneta americana, (L.), John Steve Massare

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Modified Nucleotides of Mitochondrial Transfer Ribonucleic Acids, David William Morry

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Mating Behavior of the European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner), Hugh Lewis Ratigan

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The Relation of the Membrane Potential and Resistance of Nitella to Ion Fluxes, Thomas E. Ryan

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A Late Wisconsin Buried Peat Pollen Profile from the Valley Heads Region at South Dansville, New York, Theodore S. Rynders

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Morphology of the Internal Reproductive System of the Male and Female European Corn Borer Ostrinia Nubilalis (Hubner), Miriam F. Shapiro

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Ornithine aminotransferase : Purification and Properties from Beef Kidney and Molecular Weight from Rat Liver, Dana Strayer

Theses from 1972

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Development of Resistance in Drosophila Melanogaster by Selective Pressure with Malathion (Organophosphate Insecticide), William G. Chamberlain

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The Biomagnetic Effects on Pupation of Diapausing European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubn), James L. Frierson

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Male Influence on the Neuro-Endocrine Control of Egg Production in the Female Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus - Dallas, James Michael Herbert

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Sperm Passage in the Female European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner), Richard W. Stutzman

Theses from 1971

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Aeration and its Effects on Zooplankton, Robert D. Bannister

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The Effect of the Hydrogen Ion and Light on the Membrane Properties of Nitella, Danley F. Brown

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Effects of Aeration on Periphytic Organisms in McCargo Lake, Fancher, New York, Marian J. Fortuna Klik

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An In Ovo Study of Actinomycin-D Effects on Early Chick Development, John Adrian McCoshen

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Seasonal Variations in the Physicochemical Parameters of McCargo Lake, Ronald L. Micchia

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Sexing Study of Interphase Duodenum and Liver Nuclei in the Sixteen-Day Chick Embryo, Edward Morrell

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The Benthic Macroinvertebratas of Sandy Creek, with Special Reference to the Chironomidaa and Diversity Analysis, Wayne M. Pask

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The Relationship of Hydrogen Ion, Phosphate, and Light to the Resting Membrane Potential in Nitella Clavata, Rosemarie K. Rent

Theses from 1969

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The Seasonal Fecundity of the Cladocera of McCargo Lake, Michael Brlan