The quality of facilities and the strength of faculty support allow students to study a diversity of topics within Natural Resources Science and Management, as shown by the completed M.S. theses below.
Bergh, S. (2011); Advisor: D. Andersen
Factors influencing detection of American woodcock during singing-ground
Haworth, B. (2011); Advisors: A. David and C. Blinn
Response of Thuja occidentalis and Abies balsamea seedlings to stand manipulations in northern Minnesota riparian forests
Kouffeld, M. (2011); Advisors: R. Gutiérrez and M. Larson
Male ruffed grouse landscape scale habitat selection: An investigation during peak abundance
Reinikainen, M. (2011); Advisor: A. D'Amato
Disturbance dynamics and carbon storage in southern boreal mesic aspen mixedwood forests of northern Minnesota
Shannon, J. (2011); Advisors: K. Brooks and R. Kolka
Canopy transpiration and water yield changes following forest canopy conversion in northern Minnesota
Yee, S. (2011); Advisor: S. Suh
U.S. agricultural phosphorus partial nutrient balances and temporal nutrient use trends within Minnesota
Bolton, N. (2010); Advisor: A. D'Amato
The influence of natural disturbance-based silviculture treatments on northern hardwood forests in northeastern Minnesota, USA.
Byrne, M. (2010); Advisor: K. Brooks
Soil moisture and soil frost regimes under annual, perennial and agroforestry crops in Waseca, Minnesota.
Gronewold, C. (2010); Advisors: A. D'Amato and B. Palik
The influence of stand stocking level on the growth and structure of managed old-growth northern hardwoods.
Hatfield, M. (2010); Advisors: T. Burk and M. Bauer
Post-stratified estimation of coarse woody debris volume using the down woody materials sample of forest inventory and analysis.
Kurtz, C. (2010); Advisor: R. Montgomery
Effects of site and climate characteristics on forest invasibility by non-native plants in the Midwest.
Martin, M. (2010); Advisor: E. Zenner and B. Palik
Riparian plant composition, abundance, and structure responses to different harvesting approaches in riparian management zones nine years after treatment in northern Minnesota, U.S.A.
Nelson, M. (2010); Advisor: D. Andersen
American woodcock singing-ground Surveys in the western Great Lakes region: Assessment of woodcock counts, forest cover types along survey routes, and landscape cover type composition.
Song, W. (2010); Advisor: P. Wang
Microscopic and thermal characterization studies of heterogeneous biocatalysis: Polyurethane film immobilized enzymes and degradation of algal cells.
Yao, J. (2010); W. Tze
Raman spectroscopic studies of load transfer in microfibrillated cellulose/poly(lactic acid) composites.
Zhou, L. (2010); Advisor: W. Tze
All cellulose composites prepared in an ionic liquid.
Almberg, E. (2009); Infectious disease in Yellowstone National Park’s canid community.
Asah, R. (2009); Advisor: D. Current
Motivations to purchase a sustainable product: Eco-Palms, a case study.
Hanson, D. (2009); Advisor: G. Johnson
Stratified random sample analysis of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s urban forest: Status of the urban forest and applying lessons learned from Ulmus americana.
Olszewski, S. (2009); Advisors: E. Zenner and R. Montgomery
Structural and compositional changes in the terrestrial vegetation of forested riparian areas as a result of a gradient of timber harvesting regimes.
Suppes, B. (2009); Advisors: K. Brooks and J. Magner
Comparing channel stability assessment tools for low-gradient streams in agricultural watersheds of the Minnesota River Basin.
Tewalt, J. (2009); Advisor: J. Schilling
Assessment of saccharification efficacy in the cellulase system of the brown rot fungus Gleophyllum trabeum.
Meneguzzo, D. (2008); Advisor: M. Bauer
Quantifying and monitoring forest fragmentation using satellite imagery and forest inventory and analysis plot data.
Pelc, B. (2008); Advisors: R. Montgomery and P. Reich
American hazel (Corylus americana) in oak savanna: Resprout dynamics and influence on ground layer vegetation.
Williams, P. (2008) Advisors: R. Gutiérrez and D. Andersen
Home range and foraging habitat selection of spotted owls in the central Sierra Nevada.