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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Climate Change and the Global Nutrient Overload: The Microbial Response of Extreme Waterbodies to Environmental Change, Samuel P. Bratsman

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Development of a Rhizobium Seed Coating to Establish Lupine Species on Reclaimed Minelands, Bridget May Calder

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Combating Fungal Pathogens (Helminthosporium solani, Pythium ultimum) with Secondary Metabolites of Streptomyces Bacteria, Erik W. Kemp

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Effects of Localized Irrigation and Fertilizer on Woody Plant Establishment in Degraded Semi-Arid Environments, Holley M. Lund

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Use of Seed Coating Technologies to Improve Cercocarpus ledifolius (Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany) Seed Germination and Emergence to Reclaim Mine Lands, Emily M. Nielson

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Implementation of a Genome-Wide Survey of Induced Mutations to Identify Agronomically Valuable Variants in Chenopodium quinoa, Andrew Alarcon Parker

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Local Adaptation of Blue Penstemon: Molecular and Morphological Characterizations of a Potential Restoration Species for the Northern Basin and Range and Snake River Plain, Jason Mark Stettler

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Relationships Among AA-Genome Chenopodium Diploids and a Whole-Genome Assembly of the North American Species, C. watsonii, Lauren Amillicent Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Trichloroethylene Remediation by Engineered Soil Bacteria, Madeline Hannah McLaughlin Armond

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The Effects of Shed Antler Hunting on Ungulate Movement, Space-Use and Resource Selection, Steven B. Bates

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The Music of Rivers: How Climate, Land Use, and Disturbances Tune the Frequencies and Volumes of Streams Worldwide, Brian Charles Brown

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Assessment of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva D.K. Bailey) Forest Communities Using Geospatial Technologies, David Richard Burchfield

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Hybrid Bermudagrass and Kentucky Bluegrass Response Under Deficit Irrigation in a Semi-Arid, Cool Season Climate, Hanna R. Burgin

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Improving Perennial Bunchgrass Seeding Success in Annual Grass Invaded Areas Using Pre-Emergent Herbicide and Furrowing Techniques, Spencer Chad Camp

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Understanding the Interaction Between Habitat Use of Feral Horses and the Abundance of Greater Sage-Grouse in the Great Basin, Mikiah R. Carver

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Remote Sensing and Spatial Variability of Leaf Area Index of Irrigated Wheat Fields, Austin Paul Hopkins

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Population Dynamics of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus): Maternal Effects and De Novo Genome, Sydney Lamb

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Spatiotemporal Analysis of Variability in Soil Volumetric Water Content and Spatial Statistical Methods for Management Zone Delineation for Variable Rate Irrigation, Isak Lars Larsen

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Seasonal Nutrient Limitations of Cyanobacteria, Phytoplankton, and Cyanotoxins in Utah Lake, Gabriella Marie Lawson

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Cyanobacteria and Phytoplankton Responses to Nutrients in Deep-Water Montane Reservoirs, Madeleine Paige Malmfeldt

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Pre-Columbian Cultivation of Agave Species Through Rock Mulching: Potential for Modern Applications, Hector Genaro Ortiz Cano

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The Effects of Interspecific Competition and Predation on Survival of Neonate Mule Deer, Daniel W. Sallee

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Using Geospatial Tools to Assess Changes to Marine Ecosystems in Small Island Developing States Following Hurricane Disturbances: A Case Study of Dominica After Hurricane Maria, Ryan J. Shields

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Fire and Rodent Consumer Effects on Plant Community Assembly and Invasion in North American Deserts, Rebekah L. Stanton

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Use of Flash Flaming Technology to Improve Seed Handling and Delivery of Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), Mitchell Grant Thacker

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Novel Techniques to Improve Restoration of Native Rangeland Species, Rhett Michael Anderson

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Sclerocactus wrightiae (Cactaceace): An Evaluation of the Impacts Associated with Cattle Grazing and the Use of Remote Sensing to Assess Cactus Detectability, Thomas Hathaway Bates

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EMS Mutagenesis in Quinoa: Developing a Genetic Resource, Brian James Cox

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Wildfire in the West: How Megafires and Storm Events Affect Stream Chemistry and Nutrient Dynamics in Semi-Arid Watersheds, Trevor William Crandall

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Improving Rangeland Seedling Recruitment Using Fungicide Seed Coatings and Golden Eagle Reproductive Success in Relation to Explosive Military Tests and Trainings, Benjamin William Hoose

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Evaluating Basin Wildrye Seed Sources across Provisional Seed Zones, Native Forb Sowing Depth on Species Performance and Improving the Accuracy of Collection Site and Seed Lot Identification for Big Sagebrush, Scott L Jensen

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Developing Rangeland Restoration Techniques: A Look at Phosphorus Fertilizer as a Seed Coating to Improve Bluebunch Wheatgrass Growth, Morgan Elaine Parkinson

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Movements and Space-Use of Female Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) During Nesting and Breeding Seasons, Drew W. Retherford

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Biological Control Potential of Streptomyces Isolates on Pathogens (Helminthosporium solani and Pythium ultimum) of Potatoes, Shae Jamison Taylor

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Using Herbicide and Planting Techniques to Restore a Native Bunchgrass to Cheatgrass Invaded Systems, Tyson Jeffrey Terry

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Soil Water Dynamics Within Variable Rate Irrigation Zones of Winter Wheat, Elisa Anne Woolley

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Space Use and Annual Survival of Hybridized Mouflon Sheep in Hawaii and Comparing Estimates of Population Size through Instantaneous Sampling and Photographic Capture-Recapture, Bradley Jay Adams

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Of Fire, Mammals, and Rain: Mechanisms of Plant Invasions, Tara Boyce Bishop

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Bottom-Up Controls (Micronutrients and N and P Species) Better Predict Cyanobacterial Abundances in Harmful Algal Blooms Than Top-Down Controls (Grazers), Scott Andrew Collins

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American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) of the Paunsaugunt Plateau: Movements and Habitat Use, Rebekah Adriana Castro Dungan

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Whole-Genome Assembly of Atriplex hortensis L. Using OxfordNanopore Technology with Chromatin-Contact Mapping, Spencer Philip Hunt

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Evaluating Nitrogen and Carbon Differences in Standing Litter from Normal and Prematurely Senesced Bromus tectorum Plants, Alexa Lunt Jensen

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Biologic and Hydrologic Controls of Water Quality in Urbanizing Semi-Arid Watersheds, Erin Fleming Jones

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Use of Plant Growth Regulators to Expand the Period of Sagebrush Seed Germination and Reduce the Risk of Restoration Failure: Laboratory Trials, Chelsea Elizabeth Keefer

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Hydrologic and Biologic Responses of Anthropogenically Altered Lentic Springs to Restoration in the Great Basin, Leah Nicole Knighton

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Dendrochronological Methods to Examine Plant Competition with Changing Fire Regimes in Desert and Forest Ecosystems, Rebecca Irene Lee

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The Genome of Cañahua: An Emerging Andean Super Grain, Hayley Jennifer Mangelson

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Impacts of Novel Fire and Herbivory Regimes on Snow-WaterResources and Resilience of Aspen Forests, Jordan Daniel Maxwell

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Methods and Application for Tracking Seedling Fate on the Utah Test and Training Range, Jesse Randal Morris

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A Metagenomic Approach to Understand Stand Failure in Bromus tectorum, Nathan Joseph Ricks

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Annual Survival and Harvest Vulnerability of Elk (Cervus canadensis), Maksim Sergeyev

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Landsat Collections Reveal Long-Term Algal Bloom Hot Spots of Utah Lake, Rachel Shanae Tate

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Deterring Rodent Seed Predation Using Seed-Coating Technologies, Justin Blake Taylor

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Evaluating Fungal Pathogen Inoculum Loads in Field Seed Banks, Taryn Lori Williamson

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The Effects of Dixie Harrow Treatments on Greater Sage-grouse Resource Selection and the Nutritional Value of Sagebrush During Winter, Jason Alan Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Emerging Seed Enhancements to Reduce the Risk of Sagebrush Post-Fire Seeding Failure, Ryan Scott Call

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The Responses of Ants and Other Invertebrates to Fire and Rodent Activity in North American Deserts, Joshua David Day

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The Genome Sequence of Gossypium herbaceum (A1), a Domesticated Diploid Cotton, Alex J. Freeman

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Modeling Coastal Vulnerability for Insight into Mangrove and Coral Reef Conservation Efforts in Cuba, Maria Gomez

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Survival of Neonate Mule Deer Fawns in Southern Utah: Effects of Coyote Removal and Synchrony of Parturition, Jacob Tyler Hall

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Exploration of the Gossypium raimondii Genome Using Bionano Genomics Physical Mapping Technology, Christopher Jon Hanson

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Plane of Energy Nutrition on Blood Metabolites, Milk Production and Lamb Growth in Friesian Sheep, Rebekah Paige Jensen

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Genomic Structural Variation Across Five Continental Populations of Drosophila melanogaster, Evan Michael Long

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Bobcat Abundance and Habitat Selection on the Utah Test and Training Range, Kyle David Muncey

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Composition of the Community of Small Mammals in the Great Basin Desert, Samantha Elizabeth Phillips

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Improving Post-Wildfire Seeding Success using Germination Modeling and Seed Enhancement Technologies, William Charles Richardson

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Microbial and CO2 Responses to Water Stresses Show Decreased Productivity and Diversity Through Time, David Michael Robinson

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Microbial and Environmental Drivers of Soil Respiration Differ Along Montane to Urban Transitions, Kerri Ann Russell

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Microbial Community Response to Fumigation in Potato Soils, Trevor Blake Smart

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Effects of and Influences on Microbial Populations of Missouri Maize Fields, Madsen Paul Sullivan

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Characterizing the Spatial Variation of Crop Water Productivity for Variable-Rate Irrigation Management, Jeffrey David Svedin

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An Ecological and Distributional Analysis of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva), Gregory Watson Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Physiological Effects of Pathogen and Herbivore Risks Encountered by Quaking Aspen, Anson Clark Call

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The Relationship Between Microbiota, Diet, and Energy Production in the Alpaca, Courtney Carroll

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Assessing Phosphorus Sources with a GIS-Based Phosphorus Risk Index in a Mixed-Use, Montane Watershed, Josiah A. Johns

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Human-Bear Interactions Among Black Bears in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, and Polar Bears on Alaska's North Slope, Wesley G. Larson

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Assembly, Annotation and Optical Mapping of the A Subgenome of Avena, Rebekah Ann Lee

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Assembly, Annotation and Optical Mapping of the A Subgenome of Avena, Rebekah Ann Lee

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Assessing Phosphorus Sources with Synoptic Sampling in the Surface Waters of a Mixed-Use, Montane Watershed, Austin Willis Pearce

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Impacts of a Mixed Ungulate Community on Aspen Forests: From Landscape to Leaf, Aaron C. Rhodes

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Optimizing Monitoring Efforts of Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis) in Utah, Kelsey Alina Richards

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Space Use, Resource Selection, and Survival of Reintroduced Bighorn Sheep, Rusty Wade Robinson

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Ecological and Genetic Variation Among Populations of Boechera caeruleamontana sp. nov. (Brassicaceae) from Blue Mountain and Dinosaur National Monumentin Eastern Utah and Western Colorado, Melissa Snyder

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Using Remote Cameras to Estimate the Abundance of Ungulates, Jace C. Taylor

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Using Remote Cameras to Estimate the Abundance of Ungulates, Jace C. Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Effects of Abscisic Acid (ABA) on Germination Rate of Three Rangeland Species, Turmandakh Badrakh

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Reproductive Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah, Jared Jeffrey Baxter

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Ancient Maya Agricultural Resources in the Rio Amarillo Valley near Copán, Honduras, Bryce Matthew Brown

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Polymer Coated Urea in Kentucky Bluegrass, Jessica Chelise Buss

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Population Structure, Genetic Diversity, Geographic Distribution, and Morphology of Two Boechera (Brassicaceae) Parental Species (Boechera thompsonii and Boechera formosa) and of Their Resultant Hybrid Boechera duchesnensis, Christina Elizabeth Fox Call

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An Investigation of ßglux, a Glucosidase Co-Expressed with Cslf6 in Oat (Avena sativa) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare), Michael Christopher Gines

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Competition Dynamics Within Communities of Desert Wildlife at Water Sources, Lucas Keith Hall

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Exploring the Possibility of Photosynthetic Plasticity in Agave sensu lato, John Anthony Huber

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Deficient, Adequate and Excess Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Growth Curves Established in Hydroponics for Biotic and Abiotic Stress-Interaction Studies in Lettuce, Douglas Keith Jacobson

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Improving Cotton Agronomics with Diverse Genomic Technologies, Aaron Robert Sharp

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Ecology of Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii) in Relation to Water and Fire in Utah's Mojave Desert, Wesley R. Skidmore

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Influence of Release Timing on Survival and Movements of Translocated Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in Utah, David C. Smedley

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Rangeland Monitoring Using Remote Sensing: An Assessment of Vegetation Cover Comparing Field-Based Sampling and Image Analysis Techniques, Ammon K. Boswell

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The Cascading Effects of Invasive Grasses in North American Deserts: The Interactions of Fire, Plants, and Small Mammals, Tiffanny R. Bowman

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Tree Islands of Fertility Structure Bacterial Community Assembly and Functional Genes Contributing to Ecosystem Processes, Tayte Paul Campbell