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Maerz Lab Graduate Theses

 

Cork, E. 2019. Modeling Occupancy and Habitat Suitability to Guide Management for the Gopher Frog (Rana capito) in South Georgia. M.Sc. Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.​

Miles, M. 2019. Patterns of Amphibian and Reptile Distributions Across an Urban to Rural Gradient within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. M.Sc. Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.​

Martin, M. K. 2018.  Assessment of a novel cyanobacterium on native macrophytes and toxicity potential for trophic trophic transfer to aquatic predators. M.Sc. Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.​

McEntire, K. D. 2018.  Integration of Behavior into Biophysical Models to Estimate Salamander Sensitivity to Climate and Midstory Forest Management.  Ph.D. Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.​

Clause, A. G. 2018.  Multinational Conservation of Alligator Lizards: Applied Socioecological Lessons from a Flagship Group.  ICON Ph.D. Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.​

Howard, J. S. 2018.  Modeling the Effects of Precipitation on Salamander Demography for Conservation Planning.  ICON Ph.D. Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.​

Abernathy, H. N. 2017.  Large and Fine Scale Drivers of Insectivores in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Using Inference Regarding Biological Interactions to Build a Better Habitat Suitability Model.  M.Sc. Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Satterfield, D. A. 2016.  Understanding How Shifts from Migratory to Sedentary Behavior Influence Pathogen Dynamics in a Butterfly Host.  Ph.D. Dissertation. Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Crawford, B. C. 2016.  Roads, Reptiles, and Recovery: Applying a Collaborative Decision-Making Approach for Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Conservation in Georgia.  ICON Ph.D. Dissertation.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Asper, J. 2015.  Invesitgating A Management Program for the Introduced Green Treefrogs at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Masters thesis.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Sterrett, S. C. 2014. Nutrient Dynamics and Ecological Roles of Freshwater Turtles.  Doctoral Disseration.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Fouts, K. L. 2014.  Effects of Fire Management Practices on the Amphibians and Reptiles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Masters thesis.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA.

 

Mercurio, A. D. 2014.  The Relationship Between Invasive Aquatic Plants, Cyanotoxins, and Freshwater Turtles in the Southeastern United States.  Masters thesis.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA.

 

Bumpers, P. M. 2014.  Headwater Stream Salamander Responses to Experimental Gradients of Nutrient Enrichment.  Masters thesis.  Odum School of Ecology.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA.

 

Ruyle, L. E. 2012. All of your eggs in one basket: conservation of a microendemic endangered species.  Doctoral dissertation. Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Cecala, K. K. 2012.  The role of behavior in influencing headwater salamander responses to anthropogenic development.  Doctoral dissertation.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

McKee, A. M.  2012.  Correlations between community diversity and withi-species genetic diversity in an amphibian assemblage: porcesses and implications for conservation management.  Doctoral dissertation.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

DeVore, J. L. 2011.  An exercise in complexity: Indirect influences of invasion by an exotic grass (Microstegium vimineum) on forest floor food webs.  Doctoral disseration.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Crawford, B. C. 2011. Mortality and management: assessing Diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) on the Jekyll Island Causeway.  Masters thesis.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Milanovich, J. R. 2010.  Modeling the current and future roles of stream salamanders in headwater streams.  Doctoral dissertation.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Davis, A. K. 2010.  The hematological response of amphibians to stress and its implications for research, management and conservation.  Doctoral dissertation.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Sterrett, S. C. 2009. The ecology and influence of land use on river turtles in southwest Georgia.  Masters thesis.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Grosse, A. M. 2009.  Assessment of the effects of roads and crabbing pressures on Diamondback terrapin populations.  Masters thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Ruiz, A. M. 2007. An assessment of a constructed wastewater treatment wetland complex as urban amphibian habitat.  Masters thesis.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

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