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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Role of Terrestrial Organic Matter in Food Webs of the Rocky Intertidal Zone, Douglas O. Fairbanks

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Assessing and Improving Student Understanding of Tree-Thinking, Tyler A. Kummer

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Anal Fin Pigmentation in Brachyrhaphis Fishes is Not Used for Sexual Mimicry, Kandace Mary Hugentobler

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Accepting Evolution and Believing in God: How Religious Persons Perceive the Theory of Evolution, Katherine F. Manwaring

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The Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera): Phylogeny, Origins, and Leaf-Like Crypsis, Joseph D. Mugleston

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Phylogenetic Relationships of Cottids (Pisces: Cottidae) in Upper Snake River Basin of Western North America, Sun Yeong Oh

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Molecular Studies of South American Teiid Lizards (Teiidae: Squamata) from Deep Time to Shallow Divergences, Derek B. Tucker

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Rab Proteins and Alzheimer's: A Current Review of Their Involvement in Amyloid Beta Generation with Focus on Rab10 Expression in N2A-695 Cells, Ivan Arano Rodriguez

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Virulence of Photorhabdus spp.: Examining the Roles of Environment, Evolution, and Genetics in Insect Mortality, Dana Blackburn

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Delimiting Species and Varieties of Cycladenia humilis (Apocynaceae), Holly Kathryn Brabazon

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Water Use of Four Commonly Planted Landscape Tree Species in a Semi-Arid Suburban Environment, Michael Cameron Bunnell

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Spiders or Butterflies? Despite Student Preference, Gender-Biased Lesson Models Do Not Impact Interest, Attitude, and Learning in Biology, Amy N. Buxton

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Environmental and Adaptive Buffers that Mediate the Response of Subalpine Ecosystems to Environmental Change, Lafe G. Conner

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Repeated Trait Evolution Driven by Divergent Natural Selection at Early and Late Stages of Speciation, Spencer J. Ingley

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Latitudinal Variation in Lifetime Survival and Reproduction in a Burying Beetle, Clinton T. Laidlaw

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Bioinformatics for the Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Cotton (Gossypium) Polyploid Complex, Justin Thomas Page

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Exploring the Antibacterial, Antioxidant, and AnticancerProperties of Lichen Metabolites, Gajendra Shrestha

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Evolution and Biogeography of Mesoamerican Small Mammals: With Focus on the Genus Handleyomys and Related Taxa, Ana Villalba Almendra

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Diversification and Speciation Across Sundaland and the Philippines: The Effects of 30 Million Years of Eustatic Flux, Luke J. Welton

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Understanding the Diversification of Central American Freshwater Fishes Using Comparative Phylogeography and Species Delimitation, Justin C. Bagley

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Perceptions and Influences Behind Teaching Practices: Do Teachers Teach as They Were Taught?, Stephanie Elizabeth Cox

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Role of Epistasis in Alzheimer's Disease Genetics, Mark T. Ebbert

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Generality of the Terminal Investment Hypothesis: Effects of Extrinsic Mortality and Resource Availability on Age-Related Reproductive Investment, Allystair Jones

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A Molecular Phylogeny of Lampyridae with Insight into Visual and Bioluminescent Evolution, Gavin Jon Martin

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Variation in Resource Utilization and Cost of Reproduction for Two Burying Beetle Species, Peter J. Meyers

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Small Mammals Matter? Linking Plant Invasion, Biotic Resistance, and Climate Change in Post-Fire Plant Communities, Rory Charles O'Connor

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Spatial Heterogeneity of Ecosystem Metabolism in a Shallow Wetland, Daniel Riley Rackliffe

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The Interaction of Aeolian and Fluvial Processes in Dry Washes on the Colorado Plateau, USA, Beau Jensen Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Application of Next-Generation Transcriptomic Tools for Non-Model Organisms: Gene Discovery and Marker DevelopmentWithin Plecoptera (Insecta), Nicholas Gregory Davis

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Biogeography and Evolution of Neotropical Small Mammals, with Emphasis on Hystricognath Spiny Rats of the Genus Proechimys (Family Echimyidae), Rafael do Nascimento Leite

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Personhood and Cloning: Modern Applications and Ethics of Stem Cell and Cloning Technology, Sariah Cottrell McCarrey

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The Effects of Isolation on Endemic Cozumel Island Rodents: A Test of the Island Rule, Brittany Marie Nuttall

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Mitochondrial Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease and Aging, Perry Gene Ridge

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Evaluating the Performance of Computational Approaches for Identifying Critical Sites in Protein-coding DNA Sequences, Matthew Lewis Bendall

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Testing Crayfish Evolutionary Hypotheses with Phylogenetic Methods, Jesse W. Breinholt

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Phylogenetics of Thysanoptera (Insecta: Paraneoptera), Rebecca S. Buckman

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Effects of Predation Environment and Food Availability on Somatic Growth in the Livebearing Fish Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora (Pisces: Poeciliidae), Brittany Herrod Gale

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The Phylogeography of the Mountain Sucker [Catostomus (Pantosteus) platyrhynchus], Nina Johanna Laitnen

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A Tree Theory Case Study in Steinernema, Camille Eileen Finlinson Porter

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Stoneflies of Unusual Size: Population Genetics and Systematics Within Pteronarcyidae (Plecoptera), John S. Sproul

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Diversification and Conservation in the South American Dry Biomes: Distribution Modeling and Multilocus Lizard Phylogeography, Fernanda Werneck

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Characterization of sterile tassel silky earl: A Homeotic B-Class Gene Involved in Specification of Floral Organ Identity In Zea mays, Steven Keith Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Changes in Life History within an Individual's Lifetime, Eric J. Billman

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Species Trees and Species Delimitation with Multilocus Data and Coalescent-based Methods: Resolving the Speciation History of the Liolaemus darwinii Group (Squamata, Tropiduridae), Arley Camargo Bentaberry

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An Invasive Species Reduces Aquatic Insect Flux to Terrestrial Food Webs, Steven S. Merkley

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A Floristic Survey of the Lichens of the Spring Mountains, Nevada, USA, Monica W. Proulx

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Genomic Analysis of Nematode-Environment Interaction, Bishwo Adhikari

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Investigation of Potential Trapping Bias in Malaise Traps Due to Mesh Gauge, in Two Habitats, David Jensen Betts

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Student Content Knowledge Increases After Participation in a Hands-on Biotechnology Intervention, Amber L. Bigler

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Infrageneric Relationships Within Collomia (Polemoniaceae), Eric Stewart Green

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Gene Flow and Dispersal of the Caddisfly, Neothremma alicia, in the Rocky Mountains of Utah: A Multiscale Analysis, Xioben Jiang

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Taxonomy and Applied Biogeography of Mongolian Stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera), Sarah Walker Judson

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A Correlation of Teacher Understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) with Student Understanding, David G. Kent

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Landscape-scale and Macrohabitat-scale Variation in Growth and Survival of Young June Sucker (Chasmistes liorus) in Utah Lake, Joshua Daniel Kreitzer

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Assessing Traditional Morphology- and Chemistry-Based Species Circumspections in Lichenized Ascomycetes: Character Evolution and Molecular Species Delimitation in Common Western North American Lichens, Steven Leavitt

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Model Detection Based upon Amino Acid Properties, Kit J. Menlove

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Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activity of Essential Oils from Guatemalan Medicinal Plants, Andrew B. Miller

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Assessing Scientific Inquiry: Teacher Beliefs and Practices, Adam James Mitchell

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Gene Flow and Dispersal of the Flatworm, Polycelis coronata: A Multiscale Analysis, Jeffrey N. Moore

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Utilization of Phylogenetic Systematics, Molecular Evolution, and Comparative Transcriptomics to Address Aspects of Nematode and Bacterial Evolution, Scott M. Peat

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Investigation of Science Education Attitudes in Alternative High School Settings, Sarah Jane Rogers

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Predicting the Distribution of Air Pollution Sensitive Lichens Using Habitat Niche Modeling, Gajendra Shrestha

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Trouble with Transfer, Kathryn Jane Groneman

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Small Mammals in portions of Great Basin National Park Susceptible to Groundwater Withdrawal: Diversity and Stable Isotope Perspectives, Bryan T. Hamilton

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Intraspecific Phylogeography of Cycladenia humilis (Apocynaceae), Mariana P. Last

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Biogeography of the Livebearing Fish Poecilia gillii in Costa Rica: Are Phylogeographic Breaks Congruent with Fish Community Boundaries?, Jared Benjamin Lee

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The Ecological Importance of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Drivers of Animal Movement, Josh Earl Rasmussen

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Co-occurrence with a congeneric species predicts life history and morphological diversification in the Mexican livebearing fish Poelicopsis baenschi, Laura E. Scott

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Inferring Dispersal of Aquatic Invertebrates from Genetic Variation: A Comparative Study of an Amphipod (Talitridae Hyalella azteca) and Mayfly (Baetidae Callibaetis americanus) in Great Basin Springs, Heather Lynn Stutz

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Molecular Systematics of Spiny Pocket Mice (Subfamily Heteromyinae) Inferred from Mitochondrial and Nuclear Sequence Data, Melina Crystal Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Does Shape Predict Performance? An Analysis of Morphology and Swimming Performance in Great Basin Fishes, John R. Aedo

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Protein Coevolution and Coadaptation in the Vertebrate bc1 Complex, Kimberly Kay Baer

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Fresh Water Ecology Unit for Secondary Education Science Courses, Eric L. Hyer

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Phylogeography of the Livebearer Xenophallus umbratilis (Teleostei: Poeciliidae): Glacial Cycles and Sea Level Change Predict Diversification of a Freshwater Tropical Fish, Carissa Poole Jones

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Bioassessment and the Partitioning of Community Composition and Diversity Across Spatial Scales in Wetlands of the Bonneville Basin, Mary Jane Keleher

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Niche Separation Along Environmental Gradients as a Mechanism to Promote the Coexistence of Native and Invasive Species, Edmund R. Priddis

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The Origins, Evolution, and Phylogeny of the Praying Mantises (Dictyoptera: Mantodea), Gavin John Svenson

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Evolution in Neotropical Herpetofauna: Species Boundaries in High Andean Frogs and Evolutionary Genetics in the Lava Lizard Genus Microlophus (Squamata: tropiduridae): A History of Colonization and Dispersal, Edgar Benavides

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Phylogeographic Analyses of Obligate and Facultative Cave Crayfish Species on the Cumberland Plateau of the Southern Appalachians, Jennifer Elizabeth Buhay

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The Dogma of the 30 Meter Riparian Buffer: The Case of the Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas), Michael C. Goates

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Genetic Considerations for the Conservation and Management of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) in Yellowstone National Park, David J. Janetski

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Delimitating Species Boundaries within the Liomys Pictus- Spectabilis Complex (Rodentia: Heteromyidae), Victoria L. Vance

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Digestibility, Nitrogen Balance, and Blood Metabolites in Llama and Alpaca Fed Barley and Barley Alfalfa Forages., Heather Loree Davies

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Phylogenetic relationship of forest spiny pocket mice (Genus Heteromys) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers with implications for species boundaries, Malinda Wallentine Gonzalez

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Phylogenetic History, Morphological Parallelism, and Speciation in a Complex of Appalachian Salamanders (Genus: Desmognathus), Nathan D. Jackson

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Phylogeny and Biogeography of Ice Crawlers (Insecta: Grylloblattodea): Evidence from Six Molecular Loci, Karl J. Jarvis

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Vegetation response of a Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) community to 6 mechanical treatments in Rich County, Utah, Daniel David Summers

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Prevalence of Teleological and Lamarckian Misconceptions of Natural Selection Among College Students, Bryce T. Battisti

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Density Effects on Growth, Survival and Diet of June sucker (Chasmistes liorus): A Component Allee Effect in an Endangered Species., David Barrett Gonzalez

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Distribution of chemistry and sexual fecundity in the lichenized-fungi, Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia and Xanthoparmelia coloradoensis on Boulder Mountain, Aquarius Plateau, UT, Heather Bird Jackson

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Evolution and phylogeny of basal winged insects with emphasis on mayflies (Ephemeroptera), Thomas H. Ogden

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Phylogeny of the Polyneopterous Insects With Emphasis on Plecoptera: Molecular and Morpological Evidence, Matthew Dana Terry

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Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolution within the Family Scincidae, Alison Swindle Whiting

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Epidemiology of Ustilago bullata Berk. on Bromus tectorum L. and Implication for Biological Control, Toupta Boguena