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HOWARD MCCARLEY STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
The Howard McCarley Student Research Fund provides up to eight awards annually, up to $3000 each, to support student research. Applicants must be students (undergraduate or graduate) currently enrolled in an institution of higher education, sponsored by a faculty member, and a member of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists. Awards will be made in support of any aspect of research on biota of the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America, except for travel to meetings. Individuals may receive a maximum of two grants from the Association. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, especially those in developing countries. More information about competing for the Howard McCarley Student Research Award can be found under Instructions for Student Awards.


PREMIO ESTUDIANTIL PARA INVESTIGACION HOWARD McCARLEY
El Fondo Howard McCarley para Investigación Estudiantil entrega hasta ocho premios anualmente, de hasta $3,000 US cada uno, para apoyar la investigación estudiantil. Los solicitantes deben ser estudiantes (licenciatura o postgrado) actualmente matriculados en una institución de educación superior, auspiciados por un profesor y ser miembros de la Southwestern Association of Naturalists. Los premios serán otorgados para apoyar cualquier aspecto de investigación de la biota del suroeste de los Estados Unidos, México, y Centroamérica, excepto para viajes a congresos. Cada persona puede recibir un máximo de dos premios de la Asociación. Todos los estudiantes que cumplen los requisitos están invitados a solicitar, especialmente aquellos en países en vías de desarrollo. Información adicional de la competencia para el Premio Estudiantil para Investigación Howard McCarley se encuentra en Instrucciones para Premios Estudiantiles

 2021    

Chelsea Martin, Loma Linda University, CA


Social Buffering in Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes: Effects of Social Housing on Defensive Behaviors and Stress


Research Advisor: William Hayes

 

Andrés Contreras Mora, UACH


EVALUACIÓN DE LAS COMUNIDADES DE ENTOMOFAUNA DESCOMPONEDORA EN EL RANCHO TESEACHI, NAMIQUIPA, CHIHUAHUA


Research Advisor: Ángela Andrea Camargo Sanabria

Emily Harmon, University of North Carolina


The role of parental environment in shaping phenotypes


Research Advisor: David Pfennig

  Peter Pfaff, Kansas State University


Farmponds: An Understudied Habitat Which Could be our last-ditch Effort to Save Topeak Shiner in Kansas


Research Advisor: Keith Gido

Alex Guzman, Texas State University


Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis


Research Advisor: Dr. Chris C. Nice

 

Daniel Guerra, Texas State University


Examining Habitat Use of Gopherus berlandieri (Texas Tortoise) in Coastal Regions of the Lower Rio Grande Valley


Research Advisor: Joseph Veech

Katie Fitzgerald, Angelo State University


Utilizing Molecular Approaches to Assess Seasonal Diet Variations of Cave Myotis (Myotis velifer)


Research Advisor: Loren K. Ammerman

  William Thompson, Angelo State University


Characterization of Long-legged Myotis (Myotis volans) roost trees identified using a novel audio telemetry method.


Research Advisor: Loren K. Ammerman

 2020    

Ashley Gagnon, M.S. student at Missouri State University


Ecological correlates of bite performance of Alligator Snapping Turtles


Advisor: Day Ligon 

  Esaú Flores Martínez, B.S. student at Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango 


Lack of neurotoxins in Crotalus tzabcan venom is due to the absence of the genes for crotoxin


Advisor: Miguel Borja

Samantha Smith, Ph.D. Student at the University of Texas at Austin 


The consequences of vocal frequency bandwidth and diurnality on predator attraction in a rodent with an elaborate song.


Advisor: Steven Phelps

  Rhett Rautsaw, Ph.D. student at Clemson University


Testing the influence of competition on venom evolution in sky-island rattlesnakes


Advisor: Christopher Parkinson

Gwen Kirschke, B.S. student from Agnes Scott College 


Quantifying nectar trait responses to natural variation in water availability in subalpine plant communities


Advisor: Paul CaraDonna

 

Issac Camargo, Ph.D. student at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional


Paleophylogeography of desert shrews in the genus Notiosorex


Advisor: Sergio Ticul Álvarez Castañeda

Elyse Ellsworth, M.S. student at the University of Oklahoma 


A stable isotope analysis approach to understanding diet of Dermatemys mawii


Advisor: Cameron Siler

 

Landy Leticia Cab Sulub, Ph.D. student from Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste


Analysis of the remaining optimal habitat for the San Quintín Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys gravipes), endemic to México


Advisor: Sergio Ticul Álvarez Castañeda

 2019    

William T. Coleman


Variance in genetic diversity of an endangered freshwater beetle before and after an adverse climatic event

 

Melanie R. Kazenel


Causes and consequences of long-term change in bee abundance and diversity

Justin Agan


Potential Temperature Override of Genotypic Sex Determination in the Lizard Crotaphytus collaris

 

Ali Ituriel Villanueva-Hernandez


Phylogeny and phylogeography of the Peromyscus truei species complex (Rodentia: Cricetidae)

Taylor Carlson


Use of eDNA to confirm extant presence of the Ringed Salamander

 

Kameron Voves


Uncovering the Trophic Niches of Aquatic Turtles in a System with Reintroduced Alligator Snapping Turtles 

Martha Guadalupe Domínguez Reyes


Diversidad y distribución de macromicetos saprobios del área de protección de flora y fauna cerro mohinora, chihuahua, méxico

 

Danielle Kirsch


Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Safety Cues

 2018    
Ciara Crochett - Undergraduate, St. Edward’s University


Hormonal-mediated dominance hierarchies in a coercive livebearing fish.


Advisor, Dr. Raelynn Deaton Haynes

  Isaác Camargo, PhD


Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, Filogeografía del género (Soricidae: Notiosorex) en la Península de Baja California; Phylogeography of the genus Soricidae:Notiosorex in the Peninsula of Baja California (shrews).


Advisor, Dr. Sergio Ticul Álvarez Castañeda

Allison Hannah, MS, Oklahoma State Univ.


The effects of temperature on physiology in frogs and their dispersal to the temperate zone from the tropics.


Advisor, Dr. Daniel Moen

  Gregor Hamilton, PhD Univ. of New Mexico        


A novel approach to trace effects of invasive species across food webs using stable isotopes.


Advisor: Dr. Thom Turner

Roxanne Pourshoushtari, MS,  Angelo State Univ.


Assessment of the genetic variability of the mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) using microsatellite markers.


Advisor: Dr. Loren Ammerman

  Lisa Walsch, PhD, University of Michigan


Evaluating the Virginia opossum’s historical northward expansion from Mesoamerica.


Advisor: Dr. Priscilla K. Tucker

Holly Garrod, MS, Villanova Univ.


A tale of two todies: how vocalizations influence gene flow in sympatric species.


Mentor, Dr. Robert Curry

  Aline Méndez Rodríguez, MS, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana


Hibridación de Pteronotus fulvus y Pteronotus gymnonotus (Chiroptera: Mormoopidae). Hybridization in chiropterans.


Mentor, Dr. Ricardo López Wilchis

 2017    

Ashley Burke, St. Edwards University

Using population estimates to assess the current status of the understudied seahorses (Family: Syngnathidae) in the Gulf of Texas


Advisor: Raelynn Deaton Haynes

 

Linyi Zhang, Rice University

Testing tight co-speciation versus diffuse host shift speciation between a community of ecologically specialized gall wasps and their host plants

Advisor: Scott Egan

Robert W. BusbeeTexas State University

Testing for cryptic diversity of natural enemies of one of Texas's most common insects.


Advisor: James R. Ott

 

Sarah K. Winnicki, Kansas State University

Differential growth and development of grassland-obligate songbirds: effects of Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) brood parasitism


Advisor: W. Alice Boyle

Catherine Chen, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

The role and evolutionary significance of multimodal signaling in hybridizing spadefoot toads


Advisor: Karin Pfennig

 

Scott Goeppner, Oklahoma State University

Effect of transgenerational plasticity on trophic interactions involving Physa acuta.


Advisor Barney Luttbeg

Claire Hemingway, University of Texas

Decision-making in a complex foraging environment by wild, frog-eating bats (Trachops cirrhosus


Advisor: Michael J. Ryan


 

William G. Terry, Texas State University

Habitat use of co-occurring anuran species in three-dimensional cave environments of the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas


Advisor: James R. Ott


2016    

Juan Jiménez, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango

Title: Genetic variability and biochemical characterization of metalloproteinases of the Mojave toxin of Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus y Crotalus molossus nigrescens de la Mexican Chihuahuan Desert / Variabilidad genética y caracterización bioquímica de las metaloproteinasas y la toxina Mojave de Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus y Crotalus molossus nigrescens del Desierto Chihuahuense Mexicano.

Research advisor: Rebeca Pérez Morales

 

Luz Sil Berra, Instituto de Biología, UNAM

Title: Structural assemblies and bats habitat preference in relation to the degree of disturbance in the coast of Jalisco, Mexico / Estructura de lost ensambles de murcielagos y preferenceia de habiat con relacion al grado de alteracion en la coast de Jalisco, México.

Research advisor: Cornelio Sánchez Hernández

Andrew Mason, University of Central Florida

Title: Elucidating selective forces and molecular mechanisms driving venom evolution in palm pit-vipers / La aclaración de las fuerzas selectivas y molecular mecanismos de accionamiento evolution veneno en palm pit-vipers.

Research advisor: Chris Parkinson

 

Gina Calabrese, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Title: The evolutionary process of adaptation to variable habitat in a range expansion / El proceso evolutivo de adaptación al hábitat variable en un rango de expansion.

Research advisor: Karen Phennig

Tim O'Connor, University of California Berkley

Title: Host plant polyploidy and the diversification of creosote bush insects / Anfitrión poliploidía planta y la diversificación de los insectos de arbusto de creosote.

Research advisor: Noah Whiteman

 

Carmina Martinez Gonzales, Instituto de Biología, UNAM

Title: Diferenciacion genetica de las poblaciones insulates de las iguanas Ctenosaura hemilopha y Sauromalus varius usando technicas de secuenciacion masiva de nueva generacion (RADseq) / Genetic differentiation of island populations of Iguanas Ctenosaura hemilopha and Sauromalus varius using techniques using new generation sequencing (RADseq).

Research advisor: Víctor Hugo Reynoso Rosales

Amanda Driscoe, Texas State University

Title: Genetic divergence of a specialized herbivore as a function of host plant and geography / La divergencia genética de un herbívoro especializado en función de la planta huésped y la geografía.

Research advisor: James Ott

 

Pamela Cisneros, St. Edwards University

Title: Friend, Foe, or Frenemy? Testing the Dear Enemy Hypothesis in a Sex Role Reversed Pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli / Amigo, enemigo, o Frenemy ? Prueba de la Hipótesis Querido enemigo en un pez aguja de papel de Sexo Invertido, Syngnathus scovelli.

Research advisor: Raelynn Deaton Haynes

2015  

Kate Bell, Texas State University

Title: Exploration of the Evolutionary Landscape of Chemical Sequestration Using a Model System.

Research advisor: Chris Nice

 

Lynne Beaty, Oklahoma State University

Title: The latent effects of early life experience on frog behavior

Research advisor: Barney Luttbeg

Justin Agan, Oklahoma State University

Title: Precocial Sexual Selection in Crotaphytus collaris: A Field Experiment.

Research advisor: Stanley Fox

 

Young Zhou, Texas A&M University

Title: Woody encroachment of Prosopis glandulosa into the Rio Grande Plains: Reconstruction of vegetation dynamics from a landscape-scale 3-dimensional pattern of soil δ13C.

Research advisor: Thomas W. Boutton

Miguel Aguillar, Texas State University

Title: When Feces Hit The Fan: To What Extent Do White-Tailed Deer Facilitate The Spread of Non-Indigenous Plants in the Wildland-Urban Interface?

Research advisor: Joe Beech

 

Danielle Perryman, Oklahoma State University

Title: Hormonal Effects of Supplemental Feeding On Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis).

Research advisor: Jennifer Grindstaff

Julian Rios, St. Edwards University

Title: Fighting with Swords: Genital Combat as an Alternative Explanation for Same Sex Mating in a Coercive Livebearer (Gambusia affinis).

Research advisor: Raelynn Deaton Haynes

 

Clint Morris, St. Edwards University

Title: Habitat Complexity as a Predictor for Female Oviposition Preference in Two Gulf Coast Gobies.

Research advisor: Raelynn Deaton Haynes

2014  

Denise Thompson, Oklahoma State University

Title: The influence of social networks on population genetics in the alligator snapping turtle.

Research advisor: Ron Van Den Bussche

 

Jason Strickland, University of Central Florida

Title: Venom evolution in rattlesnakes of the southwestern United States.

Research advisor: Chris Parkinson

Catherine Bell, Texas State University

Title: The exploration of the evolutionary landscape of chemical sequestration using a model system from the southern United States.

Research advisor: Chris Nice

 

Scott Clark, University of Southern Mississippi

Title: The evolution of movement strategies in a closely related group of topminnows.

Research advisor: Jake Schaefer

Erin Adams, Angelo State University

Title: Nightly and seasonal movements of Mexican long-nosed bats.

Research advisor: Loren Ammerman

 

Laura Stewart, University of Southern Mississippi

Title: The influence of local thermal adaptation on stream fishes.

Research advisor: Jake Schaefer

Holis Dahn, University of Central Florida

Title: Examining specific and subspecific diversity within two monotypic snake genera.

Research advisor: Chris Parkinson

 

April Navarro, St. Edwards University

Title: The effects of ART on female aggression in a sex role reversed pipefish.

Research advisor: Raelynn Deaton Haynes

2013  

Charline Valerie Mejia, St. Edwards University

Title: Sperm storage in live-bearing fishes.

Research advisor: Raelynn Deaton

 

Hillary P. Evans, St. Edwards University

Title: Effects of male body size and competitor size on male fitness in two species of livebearing fishes.

Research advisor: Raelynn Deaton

Emma Roberts, Texas Tech University

Title: The Utility of Zonadhesin in Examining a Potential Isolation Mechanism in Three Pairs of Rodent Species.

Research advisor: Robert D. Bradley

 

Ruben Tovar, Texas State University

Title: The comparative expression of Pax6 as a mediator of ocular development in the Texas Blind Salamander and San Marcos Salamander, a case study in evolutionary developmental biology.

Research advisor: Dana García

Oliver Keller, Wichita State University

Title: Species delimitation in the California bear scarabs: using molecular tools to clarify the Paracotalpa ursina (Coleoptera) species complex.

Research advisors: Mary Liz Jameson

 

Matthew J. Troia, Kansas State University

Title: Testing temperature-dependent egg development as a driver of prairie fish distributions: implications for mechanistic niche models and climate change.

Research advisor: Keith Gido

Danielle Alba, Oklahoma State University

Title: Exploring the mechanisms underlying intraspecific variation in somatic stoichiometry and ecological functions of species.

Research advisor: Michael Tobler

 

Scott Clark, University of Southern Mississippi

Title: Ecological drivers of movement in stream fish.

Research advisor: Jake Schaefer

2012  

Fiona Soper, Cornell University

Title: Does time matter? Identifying patterns and drivers of nitrogen fixation during woody encroachment of Prosopis glandulosa (honey mesquite) into the Rio Grande Plains

Research advisor: Jed Sparks

 

Sarah Bartlett, Angelo State University

Title: Molecular systematics of bonneted bats (Molossidae: Eumops) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences

Research advisor: Loren Ammerman

Danielle Alba, Oklahoma State University

Title: Testing for eco-evo-eco feedback loops in Poecilia mexicana (Atlantic Molly) across ecologically divergent environments: an elemental approach

Research advisor: Michael Tobler

 

Melissa Jones, Texas State University

Title: Testing habitat restoration options in the Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within the aftermath of the Bastrop County Complex Fire

Research advisor: Michael Forstner

Lily Swanbrow, Texas State University

Title: Effects of turbidity on the foraging behavior of fountain darters (Etheostoma fonticola)

Research advisors: Caitlin Gabor

 

Desirae Weyland, Texas State University

Title: Evolutionary ecology of life history variation in the genus Asterocampa

Research advisor: Chris Nice

Chelsea Blake, Texas State University

Title: Invasive predator selection on suites of correlated behaviors in native prey

Research advisor: Caitlin Gabor

 
2011  

Johanna Varner, University of Utah

Title: Too hot to trot? Factors promoting pika survival in a time of global climate change

Research advisor: M. Denise Dearing

 

Andrea Acevedo, Oklahoma State University

Title: Mate choice strategies in collared lizards: sexual selection in toddlers

Research advisor: Stanley Fox

Cody W. Thompson, Texas Tech University

Title: Dynamics and maintenance of a hybrid zone between two ground squirrels (Spermophilus) in the Southern Plains

Research advisor: Robert D. Bradley

 

Drew R. Davis, Texas State University

Title: Do introduced predators differentially influence the behavior and physiological stress response of the threatened San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana?

Research advisor: Caitlin R. Gabor

Jessica L. Sanchez, Sam Houston State University

Title: The role that reproduction plays in predicting fish community structure

Research advisor: P. Raelynn Deaton

 
2010  

Melissa Merrick, University of Arizona

Title: Does forest damage affect settlement in an endangered, endemic forest obligate? Desert sky islands as microcosms for studying impacts of climate change.

Research advisor: John Koprowski

 

Adam Ferguson, Texas Tech University

Title: Assessing the influence of kinship on social interactions and spatial structuring of the American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus).

Research advisor: Richard E. Strauss

Kevin Kohl, University of Utah

Title: Investigating the role of intestinal microbes in the metabolism of plant toxins.

Research advisor: Denise Dearing

 

Dana Lee, Oklahoma State University

Title: Documenting historical shifts in species composition using DNA from ancient bat guano.

Research advisor: Ron Van den Bussche

Jason Strickland, Angelo State University

Title: Analysis of phylogeographic variation among Texas cottonmouths, Agkistrodon piscivorous, using nuclear AFLP markers and venom protein profiles

Research advisors: J. Kelly McCoy and Loren Ammerman

 
2009  

Kelly Goodsheller, Texas State University

Title: Does xylem vulnerability to embolism explain the distributions of Quercus fusiformis and Quercus virginiana in Central Texas?

Research advisor: Susan Schwinning

 

Matthew Anderson, Oklahoma State University

Title: The effect of tail loss on mating strategies and territory size and quality in the lizard Uta stansburiana.

Research advisor: Stanley Fox

Paul Hampton, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Title: Venom function in pitvipers: Does prey envenomation enhance digestive performance and reduce its cost?

Research advisor: Brad Moon

 

Cristina Campbell, Texas State University

Title: Discovery and efficacy of a hypersensitive-like plant defense in live oak against a host-specific gall former.

Research advisor: James Ott

Anica Debelica, Baylor University

Title: Food resource partitioning by forest-dwelling bats and implications for conservation.

Research advisor: Ken Wilkins

 
2008  
Ecosystem services performed by native freshwater mussels: filter feeding and nutrient cycling

Laura Alberici da Barbiano, Texas State University-San Marcos

Title: Multiple origins of a gynogenetic species.

Research advisor: Caitlin Gabor

 

Michelle H. Downey, Texas State University-San Marcos

Title: The role of host plant fidelity in local adaptation of juniper hairstreak butterflies (Mitoura) in Texas.

Research advisor: Chris C. Nice

J. Hayley Gillespie, University of Texas at Austin

Title: uantifying Seasonal Diet Variation in Eurycea sosorum.

Research advisor: Camille Parmesan

 

Christopher Kroll, Sam Houston State University

Title: Use of Microsatellite Paternity Analysis to Assess Effects of Male Density and Size on Male Mating Success in the Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis).

Research advisor: P. Raelynn Deaton

Meredith Magnuson, Oklahoma State University

Title: Effect of tragus size on relationships among pinna size, echolocation call parameters, and foraging ecology.

Research advisor: Karen McBee

 
2007  

Clinton D Francis, University of Colorado

Title: The role of secondary chemistry in nest site selection and success of birds within a piñon-juniper woodland.

Research advisor: Alexander Cruz

 

Jennifer M. Gumm, Lehigh University

Title: Recognition and reproductive success across male mating tactics in Cyprinodon elegans.

Research advisor: Murray Itzkowitz

Margaret Greenlee Rheude, University of Arizona

Title: Mesocarnivore historic use of corridors through the Sonoran Desert: The impact of urbanization.

Research advisor: John L. Koprowski

 

Cybil Nicole Smith, Oklahoma State University

Title: Social behavior of Plestiodon obsoletus, Plestiodon obtusirostris, and Scincella lateralis.

Research advisor: Stanley Fox

Pamela Willis, University of Texas at Austin

Title: The role of direct costs in mate choice of hybridizing swordtail species.

Research advisor: Michael J. Ryan

 
2006  

Robert W. Bryson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Title: Evolution and Historical Biogeography of the Montane Herpetofauna Inhabiting the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental of Northern Mexico.

Research advisor: Javier A. Rodriguez

 

P. Raelynn Deaton, University of Oklahoma

Title: Use of microsatellites to assess multiple paternity in a study population of the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis.

Research advisor: Edie Marsh-Matthews

Andrew J. Edelman, University of New Mexico

Title: Temporal variations in banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) mounds.

Research advisor: Astrid Kodric-Brown

 

Sheena Humbird, Sam Houston State University

Title: Extra-pair mating tactics in the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis): A test of the "Constrained Female Hypothesis".

Research advisor: Diane Neudorf

Molly M. McDonnough, Angelo State University

Title: Genetic, karyotypic, and morphological variation in the bonneted bats: Eumops glaucinus and Eumops floridanus (Chiroptera: Molossidae).

Research advisor: Loren Ammerman

 
2005  

Rebecca M. Calisi, University of Texas at Arlington

Title: An integrative look at female coloration in the Mexican boulder spiny lizard, Sceloporus pyrocephalus: reproductive state, immune function, and hormone physiology.

Research advisor: Daniel Formanowicz

 

Catalina Estrada, University of Texas at Austin

Title: Pupal mating in Heliconius butterflies: implications in the evolution of mimicry and community structure.

Research advisor: Lawrence E. Gilbert

David P. Gillette, University of Oklahoma

Title: The importance of habitat patch context to stream fishes

Research advisor: William J. Matthews

 

John H. Matthews, University of Texas at Austin

Title: Novel Applications of isotopic and genetic tracers for understanding migratory behavior in a changing climate.

Research advisor: Camille Parmesan

Rachael Remington, University of Oklahoma

Title: Ecology and evolution of turbidity tolerances in freshwater fishes

Research advisor: William J. Matthews

 
2004  

Katie N. Bertrand, Kansas State University

Title: Interactive effects of disturbance frequency and species composition on ecosystem functioning of intermittent streams.

Research advisor: Keith B. Gido

 

P. Raelynn Deaton, University of Oklahoma

Title: Use of microsatellite paternity analysis to determine reproductive success in parasitized male mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis)

Research advisor: Edie Marsh-Matthews

Josh Donlan, Cornell University

Title: Plant herbivore interactions along an environmental gradient: how species interactions vary with environmental change.

Research advisor: Harry Greene

 

María Cristina García de la Peña, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Title: Organización ecológica de un gremio de lacertilios en Dunas de Arena en Viesca, Choahuila, Mexico

Research advisor: Armando J. Contreras Balderas

Matthew D. Stone, Oklahoma State University

Title: Calcium regulation in relation to reproductive condition in a calcium-deficient tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri).

Research advisor: Eric C. Hellgren

 

2003
 

Chad Hargrave, University of Oklahoma

Title: Mechanisms for fish effects in stream ecosystems.

Research advisor: Bill Matthews

 

Beth Moeller, Oklahoma State University

Title: Conservation ecology of the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum): Comparative effects of summer and winter burning.

Research advisor: Eric Hellgren

Bret Pasch, University of Arizona

Title: Space use of Chiricahua Fox Squirrels (Sciurus nayaritensis chiracahuae) relative to fire history.

Research advisor: John Koprowski

 

Aaron Reed, Kansas State University

Title: Effect of litter on seed availability to granivores.

Research advisor: Glennis Kaufman

Sarah Weyandt, Oklahoma State University

Title: Population genetics of the endangered Ozark big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii ingens

Research advisor: Ron Van Den Bussche

 



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