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Door construction behavior of the mygalomorph spider family Antrodiaetidae and one member of...1988Mayo, Ann BurgessStudentBiology, WCU
AN ECOLOGICAL COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO STRAlNS OF WILD BROOK TROUT, Salvelinus fontinalis2005Cornelison, James WesStudentBiology, WCU
GROWTH AND MORTALITY UNDER LOW pH OF TWO STRAINS OF BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTANALIS)2005Wesner, Jeff StudentBiology, WCU
MODELING THE PLANT COMMUNITIES OF LONG BRANCH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER2005Martin, Sarah StudentBiology, WCU
A PRELIMINARY PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE DIPLURID GENUS MICROHEXURA2005Martens, Mia M.StudentBiology, WCU
DIVERSITY OF ARCHAEA FROM THREE FORESTED ECOSYSTEMS IN GSMNP2006Drummond, Philip JonStudentBiology, WCU
Molecular Diversity of Bacteria from Three Distinct Ecosystems within Great Smoky Mountains ...2006Collins, Melissa BrookeStudentBiology, WCU
Comparisons of arthropod and avian communities in insecticide-treated and untreated hemlock ...2009Falcone, Josephine Fields StudentBiology, WCU
Studies toward in vitro reconstitution of plant chromatin 2009Martinez, Nicholas StudentBiology, WCU
Development of bacterial oxidative stress assays : towards using fluorescence methods2009Schoonover, Amanda MarieStudentBiology, WCU
Creating deletion strains to study the role of the argonaute and dicer genes in RNA interfer...2009Curtis, Alan DaleStudentBiology, WCU
Diversity patterns of 16S rDNA of bacteria and amoA of Archaea and bacteria from eastern hem...2009Dillow, Carter Thomas StudentBiology, WCU
A systematic study of the flowering plant genus Micranthes (Saxifragaceae) in the southern A...2009Lanning, Max StovallStudentBiology, WCU
In-situ feasibility study of freshwater mussel reintroduction : survival and growth of the w...2010Rooney, Caroline E.StudentBiology, WCU
The different use of an urban and rural habitat by wintering and resident song sparrows (Mel...2010Carroll, Meredith Layne StudentBiology, WCU
Optimization of a PS2.M-based catalytic beacon in preparation for use as a device to explore...2010Patterson, Donald FranklinStudentBiology, WCU
Assessment of the effects of superoxide-generating agents on the growth and viability of Esc...2010Patterson, Jennifer LynnStudentBiology, WCU
Microsatellite genetic diversity of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) in western North Car...2010Grant, Stephanie QuinetStudentBiology, WCU
Patterns of recruitment and young culm morphology in Arundinaria gigantea ([Walt.] Muhl.) ca...2010Hoffman, Keith Michael StudentBiology, WCU
A study of the systematic relationships between members of the Trillium erectum complex2010Stoehrel, Christina PampkinStudentBiology, WCU
Correlates of aggression : the interplay between boldness, testosterone, and territoriality ...2011Boudreau, James KyleStudentBiology, WCU
The effect of Celastrus orbiculatus, oriental bittersweet, on the herbaceous layer along a w...2011Browder, Jenny RebeccaStudentBiology, WCU
Role of color and odor on the attraction of insect visitors to spring blooming trillium2011Shipman, Natasha MarieStudentBiology, WCU
Water quality in the upper Little Tenneessee [i.e. Tennessee] River and its potential effec...2011Jarvis, Jason D.StudentBiology, WCU
An examination of the influence of social information on territory selection by a partially ...2011Evans, Jackson WesleyStudentBiology, WCU
Determination of cell viability of superoxide dismutase knockout Escherichia coli strains us...2012Beyer, Christopher MarkStudentBiology, WCU
Comparison of bacterial communities in living eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) rhizosphere...2012Fuller, Kendall LeighStudentBiology, WCU
A feasibility assessment of native ferns for phytoremed[i]ation of arsenic2012Jaynes, Jessica LaurenStudentBiology, WCU
Increased fungal diversity associated with Aphaenogaster spp. : more evidence for keystone m...2012Nelson, Bridget YvetteStudentBiology, WCU
Life history traits of the mirror shiner, Notropis spectrunculus, in western North Carolina2012Olson, Adric DelrayStudentBiology, WCU
Habitat analysis of a disjunct population of the Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomy...2012Parrish, Nicole DeAnne AllmanStudentBiology, WCU
The effects of rhododendron on salamander communities in the Nantahala Mountains2012Pursel, Kyle KidStudentBiology, WCU
Land use and eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) populations in ...2012Lawson, Charles RowanStudentBiology, WCU
Genetic variation in Hydrastis canadensis populations in western North Carolina2012Torgerson, Jennifer MarianStudentBiology, WCU
An examination of the differential production of silk by juvenile male and female Aposthonia...2012Auletta, Anthony StudentBiology, WCU
Relationships between genetic diversity, clonal structure and sudden apsen decline in Kaibab...2012Dixon, Groves BayneStudentBiology, WCU
Factors affecting dispersal and web tenacity in the lampshade spider, Hypochilus pococki Pla...2012Corkern, Sarah Ruth BatteStudentBiology, WCU
A comparison of the external microbial assemblages between native southern strain and wild n...2012Edwards, Alex TannerStudentBiology, WCU
Terrestrial habitat selection by the dusky gopher frog (Rana sevosa)2012Tupy, John AllenStudentBiology, WCU
Evidence of kin-specific communication in a temperate, subsocial spider Anelosimus studiosus...2013Eckardt, Megan AnnStudentBiology, WCU
The germination of Helonias bullata L. (Swamp pink) in response to flooded, saturated, and d...2013Punsalan, April PalletteStudentBiology, WCU
Low-level variant detection in human mitochondrial DNA using the Illumina MiSeq next-generat...2013Smith, Brandon ChaseStudentBiology, WCU
Seasonal activity in dwarf waterdogs (Necturus punctatus) : risk management or resource acqu...2013Sollenberger, Daniel ScottStudentBiology, WCU
How conservative are sexual pheromones? : a cross-genera study of Plethodontid salamanders2013Love, Christopher BrannonStudentBiology, WCU
Characterization of putative acetate kinase in the pathogenic yeast, Cryptococcus neoformans...2013Budden, Beth AnnStudentBiology, WCU
Correlation between boldness and aggression of urban and rural song sparrows2013Myers, Rachel ElizabethStudentBiology, WCU
Elk (Cervus elaphus L.) habitat selection in Great Smoky Mountains National Park2013Hillard, Elizabeth M. StudentBiology, WCU
Characterizing the role of MTW1 in the kinetochore of the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neof...2013Simmons, James RyanStudentBiology, WCU
Developing a predictive model of the autecology of the spruce-fir moss spider, Microhexura m...2014Seaborn, Travis JamesStudentBiology, WCU
Holocene environmental history of Panthertown Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Ca...2014Martin, Elizabeth MarieStudentBiology, WCU
Assessing the effectiveness and values of wetland habitat created for amphibians in the Nant...2014Duke, Jessica RaeStudentBiology, WCU
Variation in germination and growth among populations of an invasive plant, Alliaria petiola...2014Petricevic, Carol AnnStudentBiology, WCU
Effects of myrmecochore species abundance, diversity, and fruiting phenology on Aphaenogaste...2014Schultz, Mary N.StudentBiology, WCU
Movement patterns and habitat use by juvenile and adult sicklefin redhorse (Moxostoma sp.) i...2014Stowe, Kyle AnthonyStudentBiology, WCU
Identifying the role of selection in the expression of aggressive phenotypes in song sparrow...2014Krippel, Jessica AnnaStudentBiology, WCU
Testing the rational of Candida cleanse diets2014Lewis, Sallie KatherineStudentBiology, WCU
Size, age structure and diet preferences of an invasive population of redbreast sunfish (Lep...2014Woods, Rachael DanielleStudentBiology, WCU
Predicting threatened orchid (Isotria medeoloides [Pursh] raf.) habitat in the southern Appa...2014Montgomery, Ashley DallasStudentBiology, WCU
dNBR imagery and xeric pine-oak forest stand characteristics for fires of different severity...2014Abla, Scott A.StudentBiology, WCU
Modeling occurrence of the green salamander, Aneides aeneus, in the Blue Ridge Escarpment2014Hardman, Rebecca HaleStudentBiology, WCU
The efficacy of small-scale removal of an invasive species (redbreast sunfish, Lepomis aurit...2014Aiken, Miranda AnnetteStudentBiology, WCU
Aggression affects distributions and hybrid zone expansion in montane Plethodon salamanders2015Drummond, Jeffrey PaulStudentBiology, WCU
Impacts of an invasive grass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus on growth and survival o...2015Upreti, Usha StudentBiology, WCU
Song sparrows (Melospiza melodia; Emberizidae) reliably broadcast information about perceive...2015Carman, Jennifer NicoleStudentBiology, WCU
Optimization of a method for the extraction of DNA from human skeletal remains for forensic ...2015Deaton, Sherri MarieStudentChemistry and Physics, WCU
Golden-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) of the Southern Appalachians : behavior, ecol...2015Harrelson, Jamie AmandaStudentBiology, WCU
Whole genome DNA sequence analysis of Salmonella Enterica subspecies isolated from environme...2015Russell, David AustinStudentBiology, WCU
Genetic and phenotypic variation among fox squirrels in eastern North Carolina2015Bennett, Kendell RayStudentBiology, WCU
The effects of the protist parasite Dermomycoides Sp., on the Dusky Gopher Frog (Rana Sevosa...2016Atkinson, Matthew ScotStudentBiology, WCU
Herb abundance and diversity among fire severity classes in pine-oak forests of Great Smoky ...2016Binninger, Sean K.StudentBiology, WCU
Effect of biogenic amines on decision-making behavior in the southern devil scorpion (Vaejov...2016Southard, Brynn EstelleStudentBiology, WCU
The influence of abiotic and biotic environmental factors at high elevation on the life cycl...2016Whilte, Elijah CarlStudentBiology, WCU
Evaluation of the CDC autocidal gravid ovitrap for the surveillance of La Crosse virus vecto...2016Henry, Monica LeeStudentBiology, WCU
Movement and habitat ecology of protected species in North Carolina2016McCoy, Samuel T. S.StudentBiology, WCU
Possible detection of pathogenic bacterial species inhabiting streams in Great Smoky Mountai...2016Brown, Kwame AgyapongStudentBiology, WCU
Trilled song types are more salient than non-trilled song types in agonistic interactions be...2017Duke, Cameron BryantStudentBiology, WCU
The isolation, characterization, and identification of a novel species of bacterium in the E...2017Dye, Lisa MarieStudentBiology, WCU
Classification of a species of Erwinia from the Oconaluftee River, Great Smoky Mountains Nat...2017McKinnon, Robert PollockStudentBiology, WCU
Application of enhancement strategies for the improvement of discriminating forensic DNA pro...2017McLamb, Jessica MarieStudentBiology, WCU
The discovery of a novel bacterial species in the genus Paenibacillus found in Great Smoky M...2017Carlson, Tori KaytlynStudentBiology, WCU
A new genus and species of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from Kephart Prong, Great Smoky Mount...2017Fraser, Kacie StudentBiology, WCU
Habitat modeling of a rare endemic trillium species (Trillium Simile Gleason): a comparison ...2017Hawk, Ashley MendenhallStudentBiology, WCU
Variation in plant functional traits and vertical structure in harvested forest openings in ...2017Green, Thomas GroverStudentBiology, WCU
Characterizing the role of DNA polymerase gamma in the yeast, Cryptococcus neoformans2017Boggs, Joshua EllisStudentBiology, WCU
Population assessment of redhorse (Moxostoma Spp.) in the upper Oconaluftee River, Qualla Bo...2018Fite, Ethan AndrewStudentBiology, WCU
Effects of nest quality on incubation and reproductive success in Carolina chickadees (Poeci...2018Ballance, Traci ErinStudentBiology, WCU
Microbial community and biogeochemical characteristics in reclaimed soils at PT Bukit Asam c...2018Corcoran, Kyle BryceStudentBiology, WCU
Indirect effects of a competitor on life history and reproductive traits in a cavity nesting...2018Britton, Sarah Elizabeth TreimanStudentBiology, WCU
The role of the soil seed bank in Southern Appalachian wildfire response2018Monar, Kelder C.StudentBiology, WCU
The impossible salamander: aberrant coloration as a result of metal toxicity, crypsis, or li...2018Harmon, Wendy AllisonStudentBiology, WCU
Identification of body fluids by mRNA analysis with minion nanopore sequencing2018Michaels, Mary JessamineStudentBiology, WCU
Invasion and high-elevation acclimation of the red imported fire ant (Formicidae: Solenopsis...2018Lafferty, Amanda JaneStudentBiology, WCU
Telomere length as a biomarker for stress in Eastern bluebird nestlings (Sialia sialis) rear...2018Iglesia, Gabriel de laStudentBiology, WCU
Birds of a feather: indicators in urban versus rural Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis)2018Patanella, Kenley RachelStudentBiology, WCU
The phylogenetic history and ecophysiological diversity of Kalmia buxifolia (sand-myrtle)2018Quinlan, Ellen JeanStudentBiology, WCU
Molecular phylogenetics of Amblycorypha (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae): a molecular morphometri...2018Sither, Charles BenedictStudentBiology, WCU
Taxonomy and phylogeny of the flowering plant genus Diervilla (Diervillaceae)2018Meeler, Hannah EliseStudentBiology, WCU
Effects of variations in tree canopy openness, prey abundance, and abiotic factors on bat ac...2018Granger, Thomas StudentBiology, WCU
Feasibility study for restoration of freshwater mussels (villosa iris and lampsilis fasciola...2019Finigan, Rachel ElizabethStudentBiology, WCU
In-situ feasibility study of freshwater mussel reintroduction: survival and growth of the Sl...2019Ruigrok, Michelle StaceyStudentBiology, WCU
Thanatomicrombiome dynamics: bacterial community succession in the human mouth throughout de...2019Ashe, Emily CathanStudentBiology, WCU
Wildfire effects on small mammals in Western North Carolina2019Condon, Erin MarieStudentBiology, WCU
Investigation of a multi-ligand approach to increase thermal stability of NBD1-?F508 domain ...2019Robinson, Christopher ShawnStudentBiology, WCU
Fire maintenance and artificial burrows increase growth and survival of the endangered dusky...2019Nacy, Joseph PeterStudentBiology, WCU
Restoration of wavy-rayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola), spike (Eurynia dilatata), and rai...2020Benfield, Sierra BelleStudentBiology, WCU
The effects of habituation on boldness of urban and rural song sparrows (Melospiza melodia)2020Fossett, Taylor ElaineStudentBiology, WCU
Characterization of DNA polymerase gamma in the basidiomycetous yeast, Cryptococcus neoforma...2020Walter, Samuel RichardsonStudentBiology, WCU
Range delimitation of a North Carolina endemic salamander, the Blue Ridge Gray-Cheeked Salam...2020Heidler, Louisa CollinsStudentBiology, WCU
The isolation, identification, and characterization of bacteria associated with the deep-sea...2020Gold, S. StudentBiology, WCU
The effect of parenting styles and biparental cooperation on reproductive success in the Car...2020Gooden, Molly KatherineStudentBiology, WCU
Rock pool mosquito ecology of the southern Appalachian Mountains2020Day, Corey AllenStudentBiology, WCU
Keratin modulation of autophagic flux in nutrient deprived HEK-293 cells2020Billings, W. Zane StudentBiology, WCU
Examination of morphological and habitat variation within Stenanthium gramineum (Eastern Fea...2020Cook, Hannah MarieStudentBiology, WCU
Investigating an unknown protein (3UN6) in Staphylococcus aureus2020Wise, Charles StudentBiology, WCU
An examination of introgression in the Trillium erectum species complex using microsatellite...2021Brenek, Austin WilliamStudentBiology, WCU