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Dissertations from 2018

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The ecology and feeding behavior of mosquitoes in the Galapagos Islands, Samoa S. Asigau

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Investigation of the role of gene clusters in terpene biosynthesis in Sorghum bicolor, Rebecca Hay

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Haemosporidian Parasites and Host Immune Function of Galapagos Avifauna, Maricruz Jaramillo (Available for download on Thursday, May 02, 2019)

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The Ecology of Nest Cavity Use by Arboreal Ants in the Brazilian Cerrado: Resource Availability, Nest Modification, and Trophic Interactions, Galen Priest (Available for download on Tuesday, October 22, 2019)

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Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar, Fidisoa Rasambainarivo

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Roles of Phospholipases and Ribosomal S6 Kinase in Lipid Remodeling and Growth in Arabidopsis Response to Phosphate Deprivation, Yuan Su

Dissertations from 2017

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The Diversity, Costs, and Benefits of Shelters Built by Lepidopteran Caterpillars in a Costa Rican Dry Forest, Christina Baer (Available for download on Sunday, December 06, 2020)

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Parasitism of free-ranging Neotropical primates: examining parasite-host and parasite-parasite relationships, Gideon A. Erkenswick (Available for download on Tuesday, October 23, 2018)

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Achilles Is a Circadian Clock-controlled Gene That Regulates the Immune System and Its Rhythmicity in Drosophila, Jiajia Li (Available for download on Saturday, December 07, 2019)

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In Vivo Characterization of the Drosophila mRNA 3’-end Processing Core Cleavage Complex: Poly(A) mRNA & Histone mRNA 3’-end Processing, Daniel Michalski

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The Evolution of Fear Ecology: A Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster) Perspective, Itachi Mills

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Estimating the range shift and harvesting intensity of Junipers in Bhutan (Eastern Himalaya), Rinchen Namgay

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Systematics, Biogeography, and Species Delimitation of the Malagasy Psorospermum (Hypericaceae), Heritiana S. Ranarivelo

Theses from 2016

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Forgetting and the Value of Social Information, Benjamin James Abts

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Investigations of Storage Root Development in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz), Yeetoh Chaweewan

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Historical Biogeography, Spatial Distribution, and Within-Host Interactions of Avian Haemosporidian Parasites (Apicomplexa, Haemosporida), Leticia De Souza Soares

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Anthropogenic disturbance modulates mammal community diversity, assembly, & abundance: Emerging infectious disease risk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Leticia Andrea Gutiérrez Jiménez (Available for download on Tuesday, November 30, 2021)

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Endogenous Small Interfering RNA: Insights into esiRNA biogenesis and their precursors, Andrew White Harrington (Available for download on Sunday, December 12, 2021)

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Nectar bats and their flowers across cloud forests of Ecuador and the effect of artificial nectar feeders, Nora Rossana Maguina Conde

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Color-mediated foraging by pollinators: A comparative study of two passionflower butterflies at Lantana camara, Gyanpriya Maharaj

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A Review of Evolution, Behavior, and Vision with an Experimental Evolution Study on Color Vision in Drosophila melanogaster, Mellissa Ann Marcus

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Aggression Dynamics and Hormone Fluctuations in Black and White Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata), Alicia N. Marty

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Synthetic Ion Channels: A New Class of Membrane Disruptor and Efflux Pump Inhibitor for the Recovery of Antibiotic Potency, Mohit Bharatkumar Patel (Available for download on Sunday, December 12, 2021)

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Predicting Choices in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): Learning Rules and The Two-Armed Bandit, Isabel Lucia Rojas-Ferrer

Theses from 2015

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Discovery and Metabolic Engineering of Steroid Alkaloid Biosynthetic Genes from (Veratrum californicum), Megan M. Augustin (Available for download on Monday, December 14, 2020)

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COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND DEMOGRAPHIC HISTORIES OF WEST INDIAN BIRDS, Maria Wilhelmina Barbosa de Oliveira Pil

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RELATIONSHIPS OF HAEMOSPORIDIAN PARASITES TO POPULATIONS OF THEIR AVIAN HOSTS IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA, Vincenzo Alexander Ellis

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Spatial Ecology, Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Armenian Vipers, Montivipera raddei, in Two Different Landscapes, Jeffery Alan Ettling

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Climate-driven change in Himalayan Rhododendron phenology, Robert Evan Hart

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The role of abiotic and biotic factors in limiting Piper abundance and distribution in a lowland Costa Rican wet forest, Haydee Hernandez-Yanez

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Morphology and Characterization of Abscission Zone Development and its Role in Domestication in Setaria viridis and Setaria italica, John Gerard Hodge

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Leaf-cutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) Behavioral Ecology of Folivory in a Mixed-use Guyanan Lowland Rainforest, Elizabeth Brianne Karslake

Effects of Invasive Lonicera maackii on Bat Activity via Changes in Vegetation Structure and Food Resources, Iwona Kuczynska

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The Role of Arabidopsis Aminoalcoholphosphotransferase 1 and 2 in Plant Development and Oil Production and Transcriptional Regulation of Seed Oil Accumulation by GLABRA2, Yu Liu

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Evolution and ecology of two iconic Australian clades: the Meliphagidae (birds) and the Hakeinae (plants), Eliot Trimarchi Miller

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Factors Influencing Asiatic Oak Weevil Interactions with Native Ecosystem Engineers Over Time, Daniel Rothschild O'Brien

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Ecological strategies and disturbance response of tropical forest trees: insight from functional trait variation, Oyomoare Lolade Osazuwa-Peters

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The role of Philornis downsi in avian disease transmission in the Galápagos Islands, Courtney Lauren Pike

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Galapagos seabirds' lice community: host hetero-specific interactions and parasite evolution, Jose Luis Rivera

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Environmental and density-dependent modulation of type III secretion system genes in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000, Jennifer Louise Stauber

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Oxidative Stress in Avian Embyros, Toshi Tsunekage

Theses from 2014

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Galapagos Mosquitoes as Avian Disease Vectors, Daniel Anthony Hartman

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Phylogenetic patterns of rarity in a regional species pool of tropical trees, MARIA ISABEL LOZA

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Mechanisms of Condition-Specific Regulation of mRNA Stability by Puf Proteins: From Yeast to Humans, Joseph Russo (Available for download on Tuesday, December 17, 2019)

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Elucidation of the role of auxin-input pathways in auxin homeostasis., Gretchen Spiess

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Community organization of avian malaria parasites in lowland Amazonia: Prevalence, diversity, and specialization in a local assemblage, Linda Maria Elenor Svensson

Dissertations from 2013

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Middle Mississippi River Islands: Historical Distribution, Restoration Planning, and Biological Importance, Teresa Cecilia Allen

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Effects of nest and nest site characteristics on Humboldt penguins’ breeding success at Punta San Juan, Peru: Implications for conservation, Alonso Joaquin Bussalleu

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Phospholipase D- and Phosphatidic Acid-Mediated Signaling in Plant Response to Abscisic Acid and Reactive Oxygen Species, Liang Guo

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Diversification and coexistence in the Madagascar olive (Noronhia, Oleaceae), Cynthia Hong-Wa

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Elucidating the Factors that Modulate the Distribution of Avian Haemosporida Parasites across a Community of Hosts, Matthew Christopher Ikaika Medeiros (Available for download on Sunday, December 09, 2018)

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Exploring the local and regional effects of plant diversity on plant herbivore interactions, Diego Salazar

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Colonization History and Origin of the Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) and its parasites, Eloisa Helena Reis Sari

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Floristics and above-ground biomass (AGB) in Peatlands in Peruvian Lowland Amazonia, Loreto – Peru, Elvis Valderrama

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The evolution of floral symmetry across the plant order Lamiales, Jinshun Zhong

Dissertations from 2012

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Coexistence of sympatric taxa of Chamaecrista section Xerocalyx: addressing the interplay between morphology and biotic interactions, Beatriz Baker-Méio

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The ‘slow-growth-high-mortality’ hypothesis: how plant species, leaf quality, and the third trophic level contribute to the mortality of two common leaf-tying microlepidopteran herbivores, Kirk Lee Barnett

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Evolution and biogeography of fire-eye antbirds (genus Pyriglena): Insights from molecules and songs, Marcos Maldonado Coelho

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The effect of photoperiod on regulation of key components of the life cycle in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae)., Edgar Javier Hernandez

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Morphological, Phylogenetic, and Ecological Analyses of the New Model Grass Species Setaria viridis (Poaceae) and its Close Relative Setaria faberi, Daniel J. Layton

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Host-parasite interactions in Galapagos seabirds, Iris Ilena Levin

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Modeling the potential effects of Plasmodium infection on the Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus), Robert James Meile

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Analysis of the Condition-Specific Regulation of Puf3p Activity and Puf3p-Mediated Translational Repression of mRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Melanie A. Miller

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Urban development in Costa Rica: the direct and indirect impacts on local and regional avian assemblages, Jeff L. Norris

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Contribution of the Mnr2 Protein to Magnesium Homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Nilambari Prafulla Pisat

Dissertations from 2011

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Role of Pseudomonas Produced Hydrogen Cyanide in Biological Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes, Haytham Aly

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Understanding the origin and rapid diversification of the genus Anthurium Schott (Araceae), integrating molecular phylogenetics, morphology and fossils, Monica Maria Carlsen

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Effects of the exotic shrub Lonicera maackii on the plant animal interactions in the invaded habitat, Humberto de Paula Dutra

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Water availability, carbon-based plant defenses, and the outcome of tritrophic interactions in an ant-plant mutualism, John Craft Flunker

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Towards an understanding of the evolution of Violaceae from an anatomical and morphological perspective, Saul Ernesto Hoyos

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Elucidating matrix protein import and beta-oxidation pathways in plant peroxisomes, Bibi Rafeiza Khan

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Endemic Top Predator Response to Goat Eradication on Santiago Island: the Galapagos Hawk and its Diet., Jaramillo Cruz Mari

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Seroprevalence of Malarial Antibodies in Galapagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus), Jamie Lynn Palmer

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Functional Characterization of Putative Non-Specific Phospholipase C (NPC) in Arabidopsis thaliana, Carlotta Antonetta Peters

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ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT: THE IMPACT OF LEAFTYING CATERPILLARS AND FOLIAGE QUALITY ON THE ARTHROPOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATED WITH WHITE OAK (Quercus alba L.), Jason R. Reinhardt

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Functional Traits and Grain Size in Species Assemblages of a Neotropical Dry Forest, Vania Wendy Torrez Flores

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Transcriptional Regulation of Nitrogenase and Identification of a Fructose Transport System in Anabaena variabilis, Justin Lynn Ungerer

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Phylogenetics and diversification of Escallonia (Escalloniaceae), Felipe Zapata

Dissertations from 2010

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Development of a methodology to attain high levels of storage proteins in cassava tuberized roots and its implications, Mohammad Abhary

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HOW DOES THE ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES AFFECT FEMALE RACCOON HOME RANGES IN AN URBAN PARK?, Karen L. Bauman

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Taxonomic Revision of Passiflora section Xerogona (Raf.) Killip (Passifloraceae), Tatiana Erika Boza Espinoza

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Phylogenetics, morpohology, and genomic evolution in Physarieae (Brassicaceae), Sara Fuentes-Soriano

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Avian developmental endocrinology: The effects and role of yolk hormones, sibling dynamics, and life-history, Corinne Patricia Kozlowski

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Individuals Differences in Exploratory Behavior of Prairie Voles, Microtus ochrogaster, Danielle N. Lee

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Relative Abundance, Population Structure, and Habitat Utilization of the Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) and Eastern Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in southeastern Missouri, Timothy Charles Lescher

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The Role of Puf3p and Puf4p in the Regulation of mRNA Decay in Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Florencia Andrea Lopez Leban

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Evaluation of the relationship of Aiouea with Cinnamomum, Ocotea and Mocinnodaphne (Lauraceae) using epidermal leaf characters, Juan Carlos Penagos Zuluaga

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Galapagos Hawk: Demographic and Social Effects in a Changing Environment, Jose Luis Rivera

Multivariate Analysis of Morphological and Anatomical Characters of Calophyllum L. (Calophyllaceae) in South America, Dilys Malvina Vela Díaz

Theses from 2009

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Characterization of the Type VI Secretion Systems of P. syringae pathovars phaseolicola and syringae

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MATERNALLY DERIVED ANTIBODIES IN AVIAN EGGS AND OFFSPRING: ECOLOGY, LIFE HISTORY, AND DEVELOPMENT, BriAnne Ashley Addison

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Evolution and Maintenance of Plumage Polymorphism: the case of the Red-footed booby (Sula sula), Patricia Carvalho Baiao

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Tritrophic interactions in forests: Direct and indirect interactions between birds, insect herbivores, and oaks, Nicholas Anthony Barber

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An examination of scent-marking, individual odors, and individual discrimination in the raccoon (Procyon lotor)., Laura Alice Kent

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Closing the seed dispersal loop for Guettarda viburnoides (Rub.): Connecting patterns of avian seed dispersal with population growth in a Neotropical savanna, Andrea Patricia Loayza

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TRANSIENT STUDIES ON RNA INTERFERENCE AND COAT PROTEIN-MEDIATED RESISTANCE TO CASSAVA BROWN STREAK DISEASE, Emmanuel Ogwok

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Patterns of affiliation and agonism in a ringtailed lemur, , society: Tests of the socioecological model and other hypotheses, Gena Christine Sbeglia

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Sexual selection in a species with exploded leks: the White-crowned Manakin (Pipra pipra), Wendy P. Tori

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Puf1p-MEDIATED mRNA DECAY AND COMBINATORIAL CONTROL OF mRNA STABILITY BY THE YEAST Puf PROTEINS, Randi J. Ulbricht

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A localized morphometric study of Panicum virgatum and sister taxa (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae), Sarah Elizabeth Youngstrom