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Acevedo, Miguel
Ph.D. Dissertation: Species distribution models for management planning

Advisor: Robert Fletcher, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Cademus, Ronald
M.S. Thesis: Anallysis of the tradeoffs between two ecosystem services: water yield and carbon storage in Florida forest ecosystems

Advisor: Francisco Escobedo, Forest Resources and Conservation

Claudio, Helen
M.S. Thesis: Multi-scale modeling of evapotranspiration and carbon fluxes in southeastern pine forests

Advisor: Wendell Cropper, Forest Resources and Conservation

Diamond, Jacob
M.S. Thesis: The extent of biogeochemical stationarity in catchments

Advisor: Matt Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

Gregg, Elizabeth
M.S. Thesis: An Analysis of Small Farmer Management of Amazonian Dark Earth on the Ucayali River in Peru

Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Goswami, Varun
Ph.D. Dissertation: Population ecology and conservation of Indian elephants

Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Hanlon, Corey
M.S. Thesis: Perceived Soil Testing Attributes and their Differing Effects on Adoption between Small and Large Farmers

Adisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Hua Fangyuan
Ph.D. Dissertation: Selective logging and "landscape of fear": an experimental test of risk-sensitive behavioral mechanisms underlying ecological effects of habitat disturbances

Advisor: Katie Sieving, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Hunsberger, Hannah
M.S. Thesis: Distribution and Abundance of Gulf Of Mexico Barrier Islandsí Endemic Solitary Bee (Hesperapis Oraria) and its Sole Host Plant, Balduina Angustifolia

Advisor: Mack Thetford, Environmental Horticulture

Hyman, Michael
Ph.D. Thesis: Inferring Characteristics of Spatial Point Patterns From a Sample of Areas Within a Region of Interest

Advisor: Linda Young, Statistics

Iglesias, Lindsy
M.S. Thesis: Integrated Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, in Southern Highbush Blueberries

Advisor: Oscar Liburd, Entomology and Nematology

Ketterlin, Jennifer
M.S. Thesis: Effect of Water Levels on Wildlife Use of Tree Islands in the Everglades

Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Ft. Lauderdale REC

Kopka, Matthew
Ph.D. Dissertation: Freedom in the Making: The Afro-Caribbean Peasant Inheritance in Grenada from Plantation to Neoliberalism and Beyond

Advisor: Grenville Barnes, Forest Resources and Conservation

Kowler, Laura
Ph.D. Dissertation: Multi-sclar institutional arrangements of decentralized forest governance in Bolivia

Advisor: Christine Overdevest, Sociology

Liebowitz, Dina
Ph.D. Dissertation: Adaptive management of Florida watersheds and springs

Advisor: Matt Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

Mintzer, Vanessa
Ph.D. Dissertation: Effectiveness of a protected area in conserving Amazonian freshwater dolphins

Advisor: Tom Frazer, Forest Resources & Conservation-Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, SNRE

Radachowsky, Jeremy
Ph.D. Dissertation: Participatory scenario modeling in complex social-ecological systems

Advisor: Greg Kiker, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Reynolds, Thomas E., Jr.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Joint Degree Ph.D. Thesis: Environmental Injustice and Urban Food Deserts: An Evaluation of Supermarket Accessibility in Tampa Bay, Florida

Advisor: Mike Olexa, Food and Resource Economics

Rodriguez, Joysee
Ph.D. Dissertation: Adaptation to climate variability in Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico: bridging disciplines and scales with scenario-based integrative modeling

Advisor: Eric Keys, Geography

Rojas, Rafael
Ph.D. Dissertation: Agricultural Expansion Alongside Productive Forests In The Southern Peruvian Amazon

Advisor: Stephen Perz, Sociology

Schramski, Samuel
Ph.D. Thesis: Adaptive Capacity and Climate Change Adaptation in Rural South Africa: Temporal, Network, and Agrarian Dimensions

Advisor: Grenville Barnes, Forest Resources and Conservation

Simpson, Suzanne
M.S. Thesis: Assessing Critical Thermal Minima to Determine the Thermal Limits of the Invasive Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus Septentrionalis)

Advisor: Steven Johnson, Widlife Ecology and Conservation

Throm, Rio
M.S. Thesis: Movement and Habitat Selection of Immature Alligators in a Restored Wetland in Florida

Advisor: Franklin Percival, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Toussaint, Reginald
M.S. Thesis: Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Residues: Bioenergy and Biofertilizer Production for Haiti

Advisor: Ann Wilkie, Soil and Water Science

Troyer, Elizabeth
M.S. Thesis: Fine-scale movement patterns and microhabitat selection in Florida black bears in a recently colonized corridor

Advisor: Susan Cameron Devitt, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Vaughn, Richard
M.S. Thesis: Influence of subdivision and open space conservation on annual carbon sequestration rates

Advisor: Mark Hostetler, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Virapongse, Arika
Ph.D. Dissertation: Forest Products for Subsistence or Markets: Livelihood Systems and Value Chains of Biriti (Mauritia Flexuosa) in Brazil

Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Ward, Dawn
Ph.D. Dissertation: The role of perceptions, social actors and institutions in the adoption and maintenance of forest certification in community forestry, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Advisor: Chris McCarty, Anthropology

Watts, Danielle
Ph.D. Dissertation: Ecosystem carbon fluxes in the Everglades ridge-and-slough landscape: evaluating mechanisms of alternative state stability

Advisor: Matthew Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

2012

Alenicheva, Diana
M.S. Thesis: Local public perceptions of north-central Florida springs
Advisor: Martha Monroe, Forest Resources and Conservation

Alvarez Clare, Silvia
Ph.D. Dissertation: Biological processes influencing nutrient lijmitation in lowland tropical rain forests

Advisor: Michelle Mack, Biology

Bhotika, Smriti
Ph.D. Dissertation: Habitat characteristics in realtion to species traits for ungulates in the Serengeti

Advisor: Robert Holt, Biology

Buck, David G.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Linking land use - land cover change and ecosystem function in tropical lowland watersheds of Belize, Central America
Advisor: Mark Brenner, Geological Sciences

Calhoun, Amanda
M.S. Thesis: Impact of construction and demolition debris recycling facilities on job creation and the environment in Florida
Advisor: Charles Kibert, Building Construction

Carlton, J. Stuart
Ph.D. Dissertation: Stakeholder coalitions and the role of scientific information in Florida's marine policy
Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Celis Azofeifa
Ph.D. Dissertation: Dynamics of invasive plant species in urban forest patches: a study in Gainesville, Florida
Advisor: Kaoru Kitajima, Biology

Choice, Zanethia
M.S. Thesis: Light Requirements of Seagrasses Along the West Coast of Peninsular Florida

Advisor: Tom Frazer, Forest Resources and Conservation

Cox, Clayton
Ph.D. Dissertation: Role of GacS/GacA and the native microbial community in the colonization of oysters by a model pathogen, Salmonella enterica

Advisor: Max Teplitski, Soil and Water Science

Edmundson, Scott
M.S. Thesis: Algal biotechnology for biofuel crops
Advisor: Ann Wilkie, Soil and Water Science

Horn, Joshua
M.S. Thesis: Temporal carbon dynamics and vegetation management of the urban forest in eastern Orlando, Florida USA

Advisor, Francisco Escobedo, Forest Resources and Conservation

Kanapaux, William
Ph.D. Dissertation: Simulation modeling as decision support for adaptive management: a case study in managing human distrubance of coastal nesting habitat within an dcological resilience framework
Advisor: Mark Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Krediet, Cory
Ph.D. Dissertation: Mechanisms of resilience in native coral-associated microbial communities
Advisor: Max Teplitski, Soil and Water Science

Lynch, Ryan
M.S. Thesis: Effects of management practices on Anuran occupancy in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

McKune, Sarah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Climate change, adaptation, and resilience among pastoralists in Niger
Advisor: Sandra Russo, Sociology

Saint Martin Francois, Marie Pascale
M.S. Thesis: Sustainable feed production to support tilapia aquaculture in Haiti
Advisor: Andrew Kane, Environmental and Global Health

Medjibe, Vincent
Ph.D. Dissertation: Carbon consequences of forest management practices in the Central African Republic
Advisor: Jack Putz, Biology

Mosetlhi, Bothepa
Ph.D. Dissertation: The impact of Chobe National Park on rural livelihoods and conservation behaviors - Botswana
Advisor: Brian Child, Geography and Center for African Studies

Mupeta, Patricia
Ph.D. Dissertation: How governance of community institutions affects community-based natural resource management effectiveness in three southern African countries
Advisor: Brian Child, Geography and African Studies

Penniman, Daniel
M.S. Thesis: Cost analysis and comparison of implementing low-impact development stormwater treatment method s versus conventional methods in Florida
Advisor: Mark Hostetler, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Qin, Zhixuan
M.S. Thesis: Evaluation of nutrient leaching from simulated residential mixed landscapes
Advisor: Amy Shober, Soil and Water Science

Rocha, Karla
Ph.D. Dissertation: Remote sensing methodology, analysis, and application for assessing land-cover change and forest fragmentation in southwestern Amazonia

Advisor: Stephen Perz, Sociology

Sakurai, Ryo
Ph.D. Dissertation: Understanding and building cpacity of local communities to conserve endangered Asiatic black bears in Japan

Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Silva, Eduardo
Ph.D. Dissertation: Role of subsidized predators in the decline of a threatened Neotropical deer in temperate Chile

Advisor: Katie Sieving, Widlife Ecology and Conservation

Snyder, Christine
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Analysis of Terrestrial Snails to Infer Hunter-Gatherer Environmental Impacts in the Middle Savannah River Valley, Georgia and South Carolina

Advisor: Ken Sassaman, Anthropology

Soikaew, Arkorn
M.S. Thesis: The study of water use of potential perrenial tallgrasses for bioenergy production in Florida
Advisor: John Erickson, Agronomy

Spies, Timothy
M.S. Technical Paper: Evaluation of the sustainability of the water treatment industry
Advisor: Joe Delfino, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Ulrich, Jennifer
M.S. Thesis: Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium Japonicum) propagation and invasion: effect of environmental variables on spore germination and consequences of establishment for understory plant communities and wildlife habitat quality
Advisor: Kimberly Bohn, Forest Resources and Conservation, West FL REC

Watts, Adam
Ph.D. Dissertation: Fire and hydrologic influence on structure and process in a wetland landscpe
Advisor: Leda Kobziar, Forest Resources and Conservation aned Natural Resources and Environment

Wojtalewicz, Celeste
Ph.D. Dissertation: Small agricultural systems and gender issues in developing countries
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family Youth & Community Science

Zeidemann, Vivian
Ph.D. Dissertation: Socioecological heterogeneity shapes livelihood strategies in an Amazonian extractive reserve: implications for long-term reserve viability
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resouces and Conservation and Latin American Studies

2011

Arnold, Jennifer
Ph.D. Dissertation: Navigating the power dynamics of learning and communication for collaborative resource management: research to inform practice
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resources and Conservation

Barrette, Kiah
M.S. Thesis: Using limestone-based treatments to stabilize sediment and reduce phosphorus flux in nutrient-impacted Water Conservation Area 2A of the Florida Everglades
Advisor: Yuncong Li, Soil and Water Science

Boggs, Ashley Sun Park
Ph.D. Dissertation: Effects of perchlorate on alligator development at Kennedy Space Center
Advisor: Lou Guillette, Biology

Bohrmann, Thomas
Ph.D Dissertation: Efficient samplling and robust abundance estimation in depletion surveys
Advisor: Mary Christman, Statistics

Burtner, Brittany
M.S. Thesis: Symbiosis between wading birds and alligators? Testing the 'nest protector' hypothesis.
Advisor: Peter Frederick, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Camposano, Brian
M.S. Thesis: Morphology and geographic distribution of anoles (Sauria: Polychrotidae) in Florida
Advisor: Steve Johnson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Coles, Britt
Ph.D. Dissertation: The political ecology of HIV/AIDS: a spatial case study of women and girls' firewood collection on South Africa's wild coast
Advisor: Rick Stepp, Anthropology and Latin American Studies

DiGiano, Maria
Ph.D. Dissertation: Privatizing the commons? A political ecology of Mexico's 1992 agrarian reform
Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Fort, John
M.S. Thesis: The role of factors involving the environment in a forest livelihood decision of Malawian villagers
Advisor: Martha Monroe, Forest Resources and Conservation

Graunke, Ryan
M.S. Thesis: Mechanical pretreatment for enhanced food waste solubilization and anaerobic digestion

Advisor: Ann Wilkie, Soil and Water Science

Hecht, Kirsten
M.S. Thesis: The influence of geomorphology on the population structure and ecology of the hellbender salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)
Advisor: Max Nickerson, Florida Museum of Natural History

Hooton, Natalie
M.S. Thesis: Importance of vegetative wrack on sea oats survival and natural recruitment
Advisor: Deborah Miller, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Kazakov, Nikolay
Ph.D. Dissertation: Factors affecting local capacity for conservation community action in Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala
Advisor: Glenn Israel, Agricultural Education and Communication

MacLauchlin, Kari
Ph.D. Dissertation: Ecological, economic, and cultural dynamics in small-scale commercial fisheries of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Advisor: Sherry Larkin, Food and Resource Economics

Mathews, Mason
Ph.D. Dissertation: Socio-economic change in the transition from paton-client to social movement networks in Brazilian Amazonia

Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Mavah, Germain
M.S. Thesis: Can local communities participate effectively? Governance and sustainability of wildlife in logging concessions adjacent to a national park in Republic of Congo
Advisor: Brian Child, Geography and Center for African Studies

McDermott, Sean
M.S. Technical Paper: Role of ecosystem response variables in the development of numeric nutrient water quality standards pursuant to the Clean Water Act
Advisor: Alyson Fournoy, Law

Mesh, Timoteo
M.S. Thesis: Culture and land tenure in Yucatec Mayan communities
Advisor: Allan Burns, Anthropology

Mukherjee, Atanu
Ph.D. Dissertation: An investigation of physical and chemical properties of biochar
Advisor: Andrew Zimmerman, Geological Sciences

Neils, Aletris
M.S. Thesis: Florida black bears (Ursus americanus floridanus) at the urban-wildland interface: are they different?

Advisor: Mel Sunquist, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Nguyen, Chung
Ph.D. Dissertation: Determining plant species attaching CO2 concentration and Ca-P precipitation in stormwater treatment wetlands

Advisor: Yuncong Li, Soil and Water Science

Rodriguez, Juan Carlos
Ph.D. Dissertation: The role of social identity on organic purchasing behavior
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Rostant, Luke
Ph.D. Dissertation: Does community-based monitoring enhance adaptive management in the Caprivi, Namibia?
Advisor: Michael Binford, Geography

Schreeg, Laura
Ph.D. Dissertation: Leaf litter leachate and nutrient cycling in lowland tropical forests

Advisor: Michelle Mack, Biology

Schwarzer, Amy
M.S. Thesis: Survival, local dynamics, and habitat use of wintering red knots (Calidris canutus) in Florida
Advisor: Franklin Percival, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Teague, Amy
M.S. Thesis: Using robust design models to detect changes in manatee use of a winter refuge
Advisor: Jim Nichols, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Thompson, Brad
Ph.D. Dissertation: What interactions among cultural, social, and economic capitals explain the adoption of blueberry cultivation in the Retreat are of New Jersey?
Advisor: Walter Judd, Biology

Townsend, Josiah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Systematics, biogeography, and conservation of the highland herpetofauna of Honduras
Advisor: James Austin, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Vongkhamheng, Chantavy
Ph.D. Dissertation: Abundance and distribution of tiger and prey iln montane tropical forest in northern Lao PDR
Advisor: Mel Sunquist, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Washuta, Amy
M.S. Thesis: Microtopographical effects of clearcutting on Taxodium-Nyssa swamps
Advisor: Kimberly Bohn, Forest Resources and Conservation

Woolum, Andrew
Ph.D. Dissertation: Personality, sensitivity, and satisfaction in a natural resource agency: relationships among personality, equity, preference, satisfaction, and work-related outcomes
Advisor: Taylor Stein, Forest Resources and Conservation

2010

Araujo, Abib
Ph.D Disssertation: Understanding community-based fire management in the western Brazilian Amazon

Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Athayde, Simone
Ph.D. Dissertation: Weaving power: displacement, territory, and indigenous knowledge systems across three Kaiabi groups in the Brazilian Amazon
Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Brando, Paulo
Ph.D. Dissertation: Effects of episodic droughts and fire on the carbon cycle of Amazonian vegetation: field research and modeling of a near-term forest dieback
Advisor: Jack Putz, Biology

Carter, Cameron
M.S. Thesis: Effect of habitat type and structure on detection probabilities of American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) during night-light counts
Advisor: Franklin Percival, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Christ, Lindsey
M.S. Thesis: Biology, population growth, and feeding preferences of Calophya terebinthifolii, a candidate for biological control of Brazilian peppertree
Advisor: James Cuda, Entomology and Nematology

Coenen, Danny
Ph.D. Dissertation: Projecting regional climate change in Florida via GIS-based downscaling of a general circulation model
Advisor: Tom Crisman, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Constantino, Pedro
M.S. Thesis: Disentangling the effects of deforestation and indigenous hunting on wildlife in Amazonian indigenous lands
Advisor: Brian Child, Geography and African Studies

Dong Linghan
M.S. Thesis: Phytoplankton bloom dynamics in nitrogen-limited subtropical lakes
Advisor: Edward Phlips, Forest Resources and Conservation

Ehret, Dana
Ph.D. Dissertation: Macroevolution of body size in the lamniform sharks
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden, Florida Museum of Natural History

Escobar, Jaime
Ph.D. Dissertation: Late Peistocene and Holocene climate change in the Mayan lowlands
Advisor: Mark Brenner, Geological Sciences

Gill, Thomas
Ph.D. Dissertation: Potential adoption of grain amaranth production in HIV/AIDS-affected rural Kenyan communities
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Gleason, Kelly
M.S. Thesis: Bio-correlates of global language diversity: comparative analysis of global land cover change with extant, endangered, and extinct language distribution
Advisor: Michael Binford, Geography

Kneip, Eva
M.S. Thesis: realtive influence of population density and climate on the demography of a subalpine species
Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Lindgren, Kristianna
M.S. Thesis: Interspecific plant competition between Eleocharis montevidensis and Scirpus validus along a salinity gradient in the Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Loudermilk, Eva Louise
Ph.D. Dissertation: Linking plant demography, forest fuels, and fire in longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) savannas using LIDAR remote sensing and simulatino modeling
Advisor: Wendell Cropper, Forest Resources and Conservation

Moon, Molly
Ph.D. Dissertation: Socially vulnerable poppulations and the hurricane preparation decision process
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth & Community Sciences

Rios, Alfredo
Ph.D. Dissertation: Land use, spatial ecology, and control of the Andean potato weevil in the central Andes of Peru
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Rivadeneira, Catalina
M.S. Thesis: 50 years of anthropogenic pressure: genetic variation over time in Florida mouse populations
Advisor: David Reed, Florida Museum of Natural History

Stoffs, Taryn
M.S. Technical Paper: The location of coal-fired power plants as an indicaiton of the success of environmental justice initiatives

Advisor: Jeff Burkhardt, Food and Resource Economics

Stonerook, Ethan
M.S. Thesis: The water footprint of aquaculture: a life cycle assessment comparison of common aquaculture systems to beef, prok, and chicken production
Advisor: Frank Chapman, Forest Resources and Conservation

Sunquist, Claire
M.S. Thesis: Conservation behavior of boaters in Greater Charlotte Harbor
Advisor: Robert Swett, Forest Resources and Conservation

Tucker Lima, Johanna
Ph.D. Dissertation: Ecology of native oil-producing palms and their potential for biofuel production in southwestern Amazonia
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resources and Conservation and Latin American Studies

Zavoyski, Beth
M.S. Technical Paper: The effectiveness of residential water conservation tools: can they reduce the need for the developmentt of alternative water supply projects in northcentral Florida?
Advisor: Clyde Kiker, Food and Resource Economics

2009

Alvira, Diana
Ph.D. Dissertation: Agroforestry for conservation and development in eastern lowland Colombia
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resources and Conservation and Latin American Studies

Atkinson, Benjamin
M.S. Thesis: Abiotic and biotic factors that influence community structure of freshwater turtles
Advisor: Max Nickerson, Florida Museum of Natural History

Bartels, Wendy-Lin
Ph.D. Dissertation: Social learning in land use planning: A comparative case study of a Brazilian environmental service payment program
Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Basantes, Jenny
M.S. Thesis: Hard and soft ecotourists in the Galapagos Islands: visitors' willingness to support ecotourism measures
Advisor: Taylor Stein, Forest Resources and Conservation

Boodram, Natalie
Ph.D. Dissertation: Composition, structure, and spatial characteristics of riparian vegetation in Trinidad: a baseline for conservation and restoration planning
Advisor: Dan Zarin, Forest Resources and Conservation

Bost, Jay
M.S. Thesis: Edible plants in the Chinantla, Oaxaca, Mexico
Advisor: Hugh Popenoe, Soil and Water Science

Carey, Richard
Ph.D. Dissertation: Evaluating temporal and spatial land use influences affecting nutrient water quality in the Biscayne Bay watershed, Florida
Advisor, Kati Migliaccio, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Castaneda, Hector
Ph.D. Dissertation: Economic drivers of forest resurgence in El Salvador
Advisor: Hugh Popenoe, Soil and Water Science

Chaves Didier, Willandia
M.S. Thesis: Effects of reduced-impact logging on avian communities in the southwestern Amazon
Advisor: Katie Sieving, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Clark, Connie
Ph.D. Dissertation: Tropical conservation research and management, ecological properties and economic constraints
Advisor: Doug Levey, Biology

Cossio, Rosa
Ph.D. Dissertation: Capital, political ecology, and private small-medium forest enterprises for timber production in Madre de Dios, Peru
Advisor: Stephen Perz, Sociology

Cullman, Georgina
M.S. Thesis: Institutional evolution, tenure security, and natural resource management in the Bolivian Amazon
Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Daniels, Amy E.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Patterns and processes of land cover change: understanding tradeoffs
Advisor: Jane Southworth, Geography

Emptaz-Collomb, Jean-Gael
Ph.D. Dissertation: Linking tourism, human well-being, and conservation in the Caprivi Strip, Namibia
Advisor: Janaki Alavalapati, Forest Resources and Conservation

Fletcher, Edward
M.S. Thesis: Evaluating ornamental specialty cut production using a sustainable agroforestry approach
Advisor: Mack Thetford, Horticultural Sciences

Fullman, Timothy
M.S. Thesis: Impact of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) on vegetation and large mammals in Chobe National Park, Botswana
Advisor: Brian Child, Geography and African Studies

Gonzalez Roglich, Mariano
M.S. Thesis: Value of private lands for conservation: land cover change and fragmentation analysis in the Caldenal region, Argentina
Advisor: Jane Southworth, Geography

Hershorin, Aubree Gallaher
Ph.D. Dissertation: Effects of beach nourishment on sea turtle nesting densities in Florida
Advisor: Joe Delfino, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Jahn, Alex
Ph.D. Dissertation: The behavioral ecology of avian migration: a Neotropical perspective
Advisor: Doug Levey, Biology

Jeffrey, Brian
M.S. Thesis: Impacts of off-road vehicles on small mammals in Big Cypress National Preserve
Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Jensen, Jillian
M.S. Thesis: Opportunities and constraints of adoption of poverty-alleviating livelihood strategies in the Nyando River Basin, Kenya
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Kowler, Laura
M.S. Thesis: Collective action for sustainable forest management: coffee producer associations in the Peruvian Amazon
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth and Community Science

Long, Lauren
M.S. Thesis: Evidence of geologic phosphorus from groundwater seepage to Newnan's Lake, Florida
Advisor: Matt Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

Lumbantobing, Sarah
M.S. Thesis: Woody species germination and establishment in association with dune swales
Advisor: Debbie Miller, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Robichaux, Estelle
M.S. Thesis: Communities within the marshes of Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica: implications for restoration and invasive species management
Advisor: Sherry Larkin, Food and Resource Economics

Sakurai, Ryo
M.S. Thesis: Comparing people's knowledge of and attitudes toward nuisance black bears in the US and Japan
Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Widlife Ecology and Conservation

Stickler, Claudia
Ph.D. Dissertation: Defending public interests in private forests: land-use policy alternatives for the Xingu River headwaters region of southeastern Amazonia
Advisor: Jane Southworth, Geography

Trager, Matthew
Ph.D. Dissertation: Patterns, mechanisms, and consequences of ant association in the Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri)
Advisor: Jaret Daniels, Entomology and Nematology

Tidyman, Thomas
M.S. Technical Paper: Agricultural policy and environmental standards in developing countries
Advisor Jeff Burkhardt, Food and Resource Economics

Van Etten, Erica
M.S. Thesis: Impacts of woody vegetation on tree seedling establishment in tropical pastures of Amazonian Ecuador
Advisor: Kaoru Kitajima, Biology

Van Holt, Tracy
Ph.D. Dissertation: Influences of twenty years of land use/land cover change on the nearshore resources in southern Chile
Advisor: Michael Binford, Geography

Welch, Zachariah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Development and implementation of habitat management tools for the Kissimmee chain of lakes
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

2008

Alderman, Philip
M.S. Thesis: Simulating the regrowth dynamics of Tifton 85 bermudagrass as affected by nitrogen fertilization
Advisor: Ken Boote, Agronomy

Anderson, John
M.S. Thesis: Hearing monkeys through the trees: an acoustic evaluation of branches as a medium for capuchins communication
Advisor: Sue Boinski, Anthropology

Beeland, Theresa DeLene
M.S. Thesis: Information sources, belief, and values of key stakeholder groups in Mexican gray wolf reintroduction
Advisor: Kim Walsh-Childers, Journalism

Brinn, Lori
M.S. Thesis: Beach compaction effects on loggerhead sea turtle nesting on natural and nourished beaches in northwestern Florida
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Bugbee, Christopher
M.S. Thesis: Emergence dynamics of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: a life history and application towards statewide alligator surveys
Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Burgess, Matthew
M.S. Thesis: Quantification and ecological role of snag habitat in the Apalachicola River, Florida
Advisor: William Wise, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Campbell, Elliott
M.S. Thesis: Environmental accounting of environmental services and natural capital of the U.S. National Forest system
Advisor: Mark Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Casler, Michelle
M.S. Thesis: Landscape and hydrological effects on anuran species in Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park
Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

DeSa, Melissa
M.S. Thesis: How aquatic fauna responded to large scale management at Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Foster, Chad
M.S. Thesis: Valuing preferences for water quality improvement in the Ichetucknee Springs system: a case study of Columbia County, Florida
Advisor: Matt Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

Freeman, Johanna
M.S. Thesis: Effects of herbicide use in a longleaf pine flatwoods restoration
Advisor: Shibu Jose, Forest Resources and Conservation

Govindarajan, Buvaneswari
M.S. Thesis: Microbial N and P removal from constructed wetlands
Advisor: Jyotsna Sharma, Environmental Horticulture

Hagan, Donald
M.S. Thesis: Ecological interactions in a longleaf pine - native woody ornamental intercropping system
Advisor: Shibu Jose, Forest Resources and Conservation

Hotaling, Althea
M.S. Thesis: Wet prairie conversion in Water Conservation Area 3A, Everglades
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Linhoss, John
M.S. Thesis: Place attachment as an integrating conccept: social science considerations in watershed management
Advisor: Mark Clark, Soil and Water Science

Kornilev, Yurii
M.S. Thesis: Behavioral ecology and effects of disturbance on the Suwanee cooter (Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis) in a blackwater spring-fed river
Advisor: Ken Dodd, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Krediet, Cory
M.S. Thesis: Inter-kingdom signaling and resilience of coral-associated microbial communities
Advisor: Max Teplitski, Soil and Water Science

Mishkin, Miramanni
M.S. Thesis: Looking for bridges: dovetailing conservation and development in a rural Mexican community

Advisor: Hugh Popenoe, Soil and Water Science

Pitt, Amber
Ph.D. Dissertation: Freshwater river turtle populations influenced by a naturally generated thermal gradient
Advisor: Max Nickerson, Florida Museum of Natural History

Pomeroy, Carlton
Ph.D. Dissertation: Trees, tractors, and governance: an analysis of conflict over natural resources in Santa Rosa del Sara, Bolivia
Advisor: Stephen Perz, Sociology

Ramos, Luis
Ph.D. Dissertation: The Mesoamerican biological corridor: effects of communication processes on perceptions of key stakeholders and the public about natural areas
Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Storz, Christina
M.S. Thesis: International trade, environmental law, and sustainable agriculture
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Tavano, Joseph
M.S. Thesis: Spatial ecology and demographics of a population of Sternotherus odoratus (Testudines: Kinosternidae) in an Ozark stream
Advisor: Max Nickerson, Florida Museum of Natural History

Valle, Alvaro
M.S. Thesis: Labor, soil quality, and yield responses to increasingly ecological management in small scale, tropical agroecosystems
Advisor: Hugh Popenoe, Soil and Water Science

Vath, Carrie
M.S. Thesis: Ecology of brown capuchin monkeys in Suriname
Advisor: Sue Boinski, Anthropology

Ward, Jr., R. Carlton
M.S. Thesis: Conservation photography
Advisor: John Kaplan, Journalism

Wilsey, David
Ph.D. Dissertation: Certification of non-timber forest products as a tool for integrated conservation and development: the case of Xate palm
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Watts, Danielle
M.S. Thesis: Alternative stable states and self-organized patterning: Everglades ridge and slough mosaic
Advisor: Matthew Cohen, Forest Resources and Conservation

2007

Barham, James
Ph.D. Dissertation: Linking farmers to markets: assessing planned change initiatives to improve the marketing performance of smallholder farmer groups in northern Tanzania
Advisor: Anita Spring, Anthropology

Boby, Leslie
M.S. Thesis: Quantifying fire severity and C and N pools in interior Alaska's boreal black spruce forest
Advisor: Ted Schuur, Botany

Chandool, Cindy
Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis of households' resource use, conservation attitude, and perceived socioeconomic impact of the protected areas policy in the Nariva Swamp, Trinadad & Tobago
Advisor: Janaki Alavalapati, Forest Resources and Conservation

Davis, Jason
M.S. Thesis: Case study of the evolution of conservation in Monte Verde, Costa Rica
Advisor: Brian Child, Geography

Eckman, William
M.S. Technical Paper: Wetland plant ecology

Advisor: Tom Crisman, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Evans, Jason
Ph.D. Dissertation: Algae, exotics, and management response in two Florida springs: competing conceptions of ecological change in a time of nutrient enrichment

Advisor: Jeff Burkhardt, Food and Resource Economics

Fraiser, Douglas M.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Loggers, settlers, and tribesmen of the mountain forests of the Philippines: the evolution of indigenous social organization in response to environmental invasions

Advisor: Gerald Murray, Anthropology

Fraulo, Aimee
M.S. Thesis: Evaluation of timing of release for Neoseiulus californicus as a biological control agent for Twtranychus urticae Koch and its ecological impact on northern Florida strawberry fields
Advisor: Oscar Liburd, Entomology and Nematology

Holm, Jennifer
M.S. Thesis: Population dynamics of the Amazonian palm Mauritia flexuosa: Model development and simulation analysis
Advisor: Wendell Cropper, Forest Resources and Conservation

Hrycyshyn, Gabrielle
M.S. Thesis: Survival probabilities and density of four sympatric freshwater turtles in Florida
Advisor: Karen Bjorndal, Zoology

Justice, Lauren
M.S. Thesis: Exploration of food security using a meso scale modeling approach: Jamaica as an illustrative case
Advisor: Greg Kiker, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Kearney, Julie
M.S. Technical Paper: Subsistence fishermen and resource management in complex systems perspective: a case study from Hopkins, Belize
Advisor: Rick Stepp, Anthropology

Langin, Cynthia
M.S. Thesis: A quantitative study of public support for Florida panther recovery
Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Livengood, Elisa
M.S. Thesis: Curriculum guide for grades 9 to 12 in aquatic sciences
Advisor: Frank Chapman, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Malek, Aaron
M.S. Thesis: Enhanced retention of phosphorus applied as flushed dairy manure
Advisor: Willie Harris, Soil and Water Science

McCoy, Krista
Ph.D. Dissertation: Reproductive and renal pathologies in the giant toad (Bufo marinus) are associated with human land use practices
Advisor: Collette St. Mary, Zoology

McNeely, Cody
M.S. Thesis: Role of beaver impoundments on the structure and function of southern Georgia streams
Advisor: Tom Crisman, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Montambault, Jensen
Ph.D. Dissertation: Conservation status and potential of West Indian endemic island bird species in a rapidly suburbanizing landscape, Middle Caicos, Turks & Caicos
Advisor: David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History

Morgan-Brown, Theron
M.S. Thesis: Butterfly farming for conservation and development in Kenya
Advisor: Susan Jacobson, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Nguyen, Thuy Ngoc
Ph.D. Dissertation: Role of social capital in natural resources conservation: a case study of Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam
Advisor: Janaki Alavalapati, Forest Resources and Conservation

Philpot, Brent
M.S. Thesis: Ecological design heuristics and the potential for complex adaptive ecological design

Advisor: Charles Kibert, Building Construction

Ratkus, Kevin
M.S. Technical Paper: Investigating pre-settlement wildfire interval for coastal oak scrub habitat restoration at the GTM Reserve in northeastern Florida
Advisor: Mark Clark, Soil and Water Science

Ribiero, Carolina Maggi
M.S. Thesis: Evaluating soybean farming practices in Mato Grosso, Brazil - economic and environmental perspectives
Advisor Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Scarpino, Russel
M.S. Thesis: Guiding loggerhead hatchlings to the sea: an assessment of ground-level barriers and conflicting clues
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Seales, Lisa
M.S. Thesis: Linking entrepreneurial sucess to conservation and community benefits: an analysis of Costa Rican tour operators and agencies
Advisor: Taylor Stein, Forest Resources and Conservation

Shepard, Benjamin
M.S. Thesis: Effects of fire season on flowereing characteristics and seed germination of grasses in longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) sandhills
Advisor: Debbie Miller, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

2006

Avila Segura, Laura
Potential benefits of cover crops based systems for sustainable production of vegetables
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Johnnnes Scholberg

Celis, Gerardo
Restoration of abandoned pasture land with native tree species in Costa Rica: an ecophysiological approach in species selection
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Shibu Jose, Forest Resources and Conservation

Cotta, Jamie
Comparative study of regeneration of Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) in mature and secondary Amazonian forests
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resources and Conservation

Devincenzo-King, Danielle
Energy accounting of the resource basis of nations, human well-being, and international debt
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mark Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Gobbi, Jose
Environmental effects of implementing the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) on Argentina: an integrated assessment
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Clyde Kiker, Food and Resource Economics

Harper, Vanessa
Farm-household livelihood strategies in Cuba's Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve in human ecological perspective
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Loring, Heather
Population genetics of Heliconia acuminata: temporal and spatial landscape analyses
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Pamela Soltis, Florida Museum of Natural History

Luzar, Jeffrey
Roads, governance, and land use in the Brazilian state of Acre
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Center for Latin American Studies

MacLauchlin, Kari
Local ecological knowledge and informal management of small-scale commercial fishermen of Biscayne National Park
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Richard Stepp, Anthropology

Mattson, Kristen
Wetland ecology and nitrogen enrichment
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Jyotsna Sharma, Environmental Horticulture

McGinty, Meghan
Attitudes, self-efficacy, and socio-economic factors in farmers' decisions to adopt and maintain agroforestry systems in the Atlantic rainforest of southern Bahia, Brazil
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family Youth & Community Sciences

Miralia, Quilla
Florida economic development options: pros and cons
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Michael Olexa, Food and Resource Economics

Nester, Lindsay
Effects of off-road vehicles on the nesting activity of loggerhead sea turtles in North Carolina
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Nat Frazer, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Painter, Kathleen
Effectiveness of an NGO extension program for sustainable agroforestry and forest conservation in southern Bahia, Brazil
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resources and Conservation

Plate, Richard
Assessing the effectiveness of systems-oriented instruction for preparing students to understand complexity
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Leslie Thiele, Political Science

Ray, Elizabeth
Effects of p,p'-DOE on reproduction and biomarkers of endocrine disruption in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas)

M.S. Thesis
Advisor David Barber, Physiological Science

Raymer, Josiah
Restoration of coastal foredunes, demonstration plantings at Navarre Beach, production of Iva imbricata, and restoration with composite plantings

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Debbie Miller, Widllife Ecology and Conservation

Rivero, Rosanna
Development of predictive models of soil phosphorus in Water Conservation Area-2A (Everglades, Florida), integrating GIS, remote sensing, and geostatistics
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Sabine Grunwald, Soil and Water Science

Romero, Marisa
A review of municipal ordinances for sustainable development
Technical Paper
Advisor: Mark Hostetler, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Saqui, Juanita Garcia
Growth rates of Tectona grandis and Cedrela odorata in monoculture and mixed-species systems in Belize C.A.
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Shibu Jose, Forest Resources and Conservation

Shah, Mital
Factors affecting Oklahoma Cherokee farmers' use of traditional agricultural practices: socioeconomics, theory of planned behavior and resource access
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family Youth & Community Sciences

Stahl, Justyn
Demographic and fitness consequences of delayed dispersal in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Tripathi, Nitesh
Spatial water balance of Suwannee River Basin, Florida: application of El Nino-Southern Oscillation climatology
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Grenville Barnes, Civil and Coastal Engineering

Wells, Thomas
The implicit values of waterway characteristics and boating regulations: a case study of Lee County, Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Sherry Larkin, Food and Resource Ecology

Yates, Gabriela
Emerging issues in Florida's tourism resources: shifting gears from participatory planning to community-based management
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Taylor Stein, Forest Resources and Conservation

2005

Badylak, Susan
Spatial and temporal distributions of phytoplankton in Tampa Bay estuary
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Edward Phlips, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Bireline, Henry "Buz"
Recreation specialization and reports of potential impact behaviors among birders attending birding festivals
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Stephen Holland, Recreation Parks and Tourism

Bokach, Matthew J.
The relative roles of prey availability and predation on ardeid colony site selection

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Peter Frederick, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Coenen, Danny
Lake temperature trends and thermal regime boundary shifts as indicators for contemporary climatic change in Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Tom Crisman, Environmental Engineering Sciences

DiGiano, Maria
Proambiente: an evaluation of incentives for land-use change among smallholders in the Brazilian Amazon
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Marianne Schmink, Latin American Studies

Gichon, Yael
Compost regulation in the USDA's National Organic Program: implications and limitations
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Robert McSorley, Entomology and Nematology

Haddle, Jenny
Community perceptions of ecotourism impacts and conservation issues in rural Creole Belize: a case study of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Richard Stepp, Anthropology

Henshaw, Thomas
Morphological adaptations of soybean to early season flood stress
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Rob Gilbert, Agronomy

Lenta, Italo
Agriculture and the urban interface: water law and policy in Florida's changing landscape
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Mike Olexa, Food and Resource Economics

McMichael, Erin
Effects of cold stress on green sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Morshed, Sheda
Fostering ecological concepts to promote environmentally responsible behaviors: a youth activity guide for Florida's 4-H camps
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Jerry Culen, Family Youth and Community Sciences

Myers, Jonathan A.
Seedling carbohydrate storage, survival, and stress tolerance in a Neotropical forest

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Kaoru Kitajima, Botany

Norem, April
Injury Assessment of sea turtles utilizing the neritic zone of the southeastern United States
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Pitt, Amber
Reassessment of the turtle community in the North Fork of White River, Ozark County, Missouri
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Max Nickerson, Florida Museum of Natural History

Powers, Erik
Meta-stable states of vegetative habitats in Water Conservation Area 3A, Everglades
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Smithem, Jodie
Risk perceptions and acceptance capacity for the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in southern Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Tidwell, Brandon Elton
A summer survey of anurans utilizing constructed stormwater detention ponds in North Central Florida

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Thomas Crisman, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Trager, Matthew
Ant occupancy and anti-herbivore defense in Cordia alliodora, a neotropical myrmecophyte
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Emilio Bruna, Wildife Ecology and Conservation

Varner, Morgan
Smoldering fire in long-unburned longleaf pine forests: linking fuels with fire effects
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Jack Putz, Botany

Wells, Audwyn Ondine
Waters of the University of Florida: managing for water quality in the Lake Alice watershed
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mark Clark, Soil and Water Science

2004

Buck, David G.
The limnology and paleolimnology of hypersaline Lago Enriquillo, Dominican Republic
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mark Brenner, Geological Sciences

Cabrera, Victor E.
Modeling North Florida dairy farm management strategies to allieviate ecological impacts under varying climatic conditions: an interdisciplinary approach
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor, Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Castaneda, Hector Manuel
Analysis of the relationship between different vegetation types and the diversity of food plants they provide to the Guaymi community of Costa Rica

M.S. Thesis
Advisor, Hugh Popenoe, Soil and Water Science

Chiabotti, Teal J.
Evaluating corporate environmental management: a case study of six multinational corporations

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Joe Delfino, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Daniels, Amy E.
Protected area management in the watershed context: a case study of Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Hugh Popenoe, Soil and Water Science

Dixon, Jeremy
The conservation genetics of the Florida black bear

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Madan Oli, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Duberstein, Jamie
Freshwater tidal forest communities sampled in the Lower Savannah River floodplain

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Evans, Meredith M.
Land use and prey density changes in the Nakuru Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya: implications of cheetah conservation

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mel Sunquist, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Gallaher, Aubree
Compilation and synthesis of existing persistant organic pollutants and heavy metals of Gulf Coast Network national parks

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Joe Delfino, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Grauel, Bil
Ecology and management of wetland forests dominated by Prioria copaifera forests in Darien, Panama

Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Jack Putz, Botany

Hepting, Laura
The contamination cycle: an interdisciplinary analysis

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Clyde Kiker, Political Science

Hofstede, Jason
Martian initial plant growth site selection

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Rob Ferl, Horticultural Science

Johnson, Ashley Murphy
Estuary use planning and the application of terrestrial zoning principles in an estuarine system: a case study of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Paul Zwick, Urban and Regional Planning

Knowles, Hal
Preserving wildlife habitat in residential developments: a new continuing education course for Florida's built environment professsionals

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Mark Hostetler, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Malloy, Kate J.
Nekton community composition and use of tidal marshes in the lower Savannah River during drought conditions
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Wiley Kitchens, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

McMichael, Erin
Population structure of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at a temperate foraging ground in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the effects of hypothermic stress on seasonal abundance, growth, and movement

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Ray Carthy, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Montambault, Jensen
Sustainable forest management in rural Nicaragua: self-reported household behavior and stated management preferences in Santo Tomas, Chontales

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Janaki Alavalapati, Forest Resources and Conservation

Pearson, Brian
Organic wastewater contamination in the natural environment: a review
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Mike Olexa, Food and Resource Economics

Peralta, Percy
Socioeconomic evaluation of indigenous communal carpentries in the Peruvian Amazon

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Karen Kainer, Forest Resources and Conservation

Quinn, Luther
Animal use of drainage culverts to traverse major highways

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Margaret Carr

Rice, Amanda N.
Diet and condition of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in three central Florida lakes

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Franklin Percival, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Sanderson, Kendall
Extension support for organic farmers in the South: a function of attitude, knowledge, or confidence?
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth & Community Sciences

Sims, Robin Elizabeth
Performance evaluation of the field hydrologic and nutrient transport model (FHANTM 2.0) on beef pastures at Buck Island Ranch, Florida

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Kenneth Campbell, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Stickler, Claudia
Impacts of logging on primate ranging behavior and seed dispersal in Kibale National Park, Uganda

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Colin Chapman, Zoology

Sullivan, Amy
Engaging stakeholders in assessing and addressing their own needs: planning and implementing participatory agricultural development in St. Lucia and Dominica

Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor: Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

2003

Arjona, Genoveva
Community-based ecotourism in natural protected areas in Mexico
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Brijesh Thapa, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Breuer, Norman E.
Linking sustainability, food security, and improved worker livelihoods in an Ecuadorian agroecosystem
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor, Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Bradford, Bianca M.
Beyond the beach patrol:† an evaluation of volunteer contributions for sea turtle conservation in Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Glenn Israel, Agricultural Education and Communication

Bowers, Kristen
Effects of within-field location of host plants and intercropping on the distribution of Mircotheca ochroloma (Stal) in mizuna
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Cassidy, Lin
Anthropogenic burning in the Okavango panhandle of Botswana:† livelihoods and spatial dimensions
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Christy Gladwin, Food and Resource Economics

Cheng, Judith
The association between environmental behaviors and demographic characteristics among coral reef recreationists in Green Island, Taiwan
M.S. Technical Paper.
Advisor: Brijesh Thapa, Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Jenkins, Amy Miller
Seed banking and vessicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in pasture restoration in central Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Doria Gordon, Botany

Jones, George "P.J."
The feasibility of using small unmanned aerial vehicles for wildlife research
M.S. Thesis.
Advisor: Franklin Percival, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Kadel, Nikole K.
Evaluation of "Give forests a hand": an environmental service-learning program

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Martha Monroe, Forest Resources and Conservation

Muller, Joshua J.
Characterization of vegetation within the Northwest Eighth Avenue floodplain of Hogtown Creek

M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor: Thomas Crisman, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Paz, Clea L.
Forest-use history and the soils and vegetation of a lowland forest in Bolivia

M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Frances "Jack" Putz, Botany

Zweig, Christa L.
Body condition factor analysis for the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

2002

Thangata, Paulanco
The potential for agroforestry adoption and carbon sequestration in smallholder agroecosystems of Malawi:† an ethnographic linear programming approach
Ph.D. Dissertation
Advisor:† Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Nunley, Janet C.
Potential for remote sensing to locate the Ordinary High Water Line in Florida:† a case study of Lakes Hatchineha and Kissimmee
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Scott Smith, Civil and Coastal Engineering

Spector, Tova L.† †
The future of open-grown live oak (Quercus virginiana, Mill) in the South
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Jack Putz, Botany

Gourlay, Anita Marie
Questioning sprawl, seeking a planning alternative that incorporates, environmental, social and economic concerns
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Donna Lee, Food and Resource Economics

Yee, Angela
The effects of toxic cyanobacteria on cladocerans
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Edward Phlips, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

McNair, Rebecca
Florida yards and neighborhoods:† nine principle presentations
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Bijan Dehgan, Environmental Horticulture

Rezola, Sandra
The path of least resistance in environmental hazard siting:† a Florida case study of environmental justice
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Watts, Adam C.† †
Ecological restoration in Florida dry prairie:† comparing strategies in a long-term study at Myakka River State Park, Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:††George Tanner, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Hale, Jason A.† †
Changes in coverage of submersed aquatic vegetation along Florida's Gulf coast:† applying image processing procedures to aerial photograph interpretation
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Tom Frazer, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Mony, Preethi
Assessing environmental literacy in Florida's 4-H environmental education program
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Gerry Culen, Family, Youth & Community Sciences

2001

Theisen, Mark
Is Federal legislation constraining public and private benefits?† A case study of the Endangered Species Act concerning sturgeon aquaculture in Florida
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Wally Clark, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Cohen, Aimee J.
Dike it, dam it, divert it, drain it, and dechannelize it!† An analysis of the public's interest in the Kissimmee River and the institutions that serve them
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Tony Rosenbaum, Political Science

Lechuga, Jennifer
The feasibility of sport hunting as a wildlife management tool for conservation and sustainable development in southern Mexico
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Richard Bodmer, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Van Holt, Tracy
The influences of the Scheelea phalerata palm and landscape patterns on the terrestrial mammalian and avian communities of forest islands in the Brazilian Pantanal
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Richard Bodmer, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Escorriola, Ignacio
The Caribbean Hawksbill conservation:†an international common-pool resources approach
Advisor: Tony Rosenbaum, Political Sciences

Farve, Melina
Association between particulate phosphorus and suspended solids in an Everglades treatment wetland dominated by submerged aquatic vegetation
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Willy Harris, Soil and Water Science

Ferreyra, Maria Cecilia
"Emergy" perspectives on the Argentine economy and food production systems of the Rolling Pampas during the Twentieth Century
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Mark Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Bisonnette, Stephen
Plan for feasibility study:† implementing an integrated bar code management system for hazardous materials management at the University of Florida
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Tony Rosenbaum, Political Science

Pennington, Julia K.† †
Understanding and accounting for community stakeholders' relationships with nearby public natural areas in Florida
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Taylor Stein, Forest Resources and Conservation

Shankle, Stacey
Involving the rural southern working class in National Forest management planning
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Cassandra Moseley, Political Science

Yates, Chris
Fisheries depletion and conflict:† the case of the Honduras-Nicaragua maritime boundary dispute
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Ed Phlips, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Nagid, Stephanie M.††
Vegetative, hydrologic, and soil interactions in eight northeast Florida ecosystems
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Mark Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Posas, Paula J.
Tradition, shocks, and agricultural change among the Mojoncito Bribri of Talamanca, Costa Rica
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Nigel Smith, Geography

Evans, Jason
Precaution to the wind:† a local narrative on the permitting on the Ichetucknee cement plant
M.S. Thesis
Advisor Richard Haynes, Philosophy

2000

Kibert, Nicole C.
An analysis of the correlations between the affective, behavioral, and cognitive components of environmental literacy in undergraduate university students
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Leslie Thiele, Political Science

Taranto, Stephen
The effects of market access on agroecosystem management by cocoa farmers in Bocas del Toro, Panama
M.S. Thesis
Advisor:† Mickie Swisher, Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Mwale, Abiud
Adoption of soil and land conservation technologies in Zambia:† understanding farmers' adoption criteria
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Peter Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics

Ngwenyama, David
Wetlands conservation in Zambia:† a review of economic values and costs
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Clyde Kiker, Food and Resource Economics

Peme, Lizzie
School and community-based environmental education programs:† what works
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Martha Monroe, Forest Resources and Conservation

Sibbuku, Marinah Kanyanga
Resource management options:† a case from Chalimbana Forest Reserve, Zambia
M.S. Technical Paper
Advisor:† Janaki Alavalapati, Forest Resources and Conservation

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