Recent Doctoral Dissertation Titles

2016

  • Gamble, J. (2016); Advisors: D. Current and C. Sheaffer
    Track: N/A
    Productivity, carbon sequestration, nutrient accumulation, and species interactions in biomass crop-based agroforestry systems

2015

  • Krohn, B. (2015); Advisor: S. Polasky
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Switching to Switchgrass: Pathways and consequences of bioenergy

  • Lodge, A. (2015); Advisor: P. Reich
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Healthy Forests to Resist Invasion: The Role of Resources, Plant Traits, and Propagule Pressure

  • O’Neill, A. (2015); Advisors: M. Kilgore and D. Current
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Increasing the Environmental Services of Working Agricultural Lands through Best Management Practices

  • Roth, A. (2015); Advisor: L. Frelich and P. Reich
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), European earthworms, and Ecosystem Management: Invasion and Restoration in Minnesota's Deciduous Forests

  • Tran, H. (2015); Advisor: B. Gartner
    Track: Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
    Nature as impression for Dao: A theory of spiritual tourism development in Da-Nang City


2014

  • Berkeley, L. (2014); Advisor: R. Gutiérrez
    Track: Wildlife Ecology and Management
    Relationships among behavior, habitat, and population density in a cyclic population of ruffed grouse

  • Curzon, M. (2014); Advisor: A. D'Amato
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Productivity, recovery, diversity, and function of aspen-dominated forests vary in response to biomass harvest severity

  • Dymond, S. (2014); Advisors: P. Bolstad and R. Kolka
    Track: Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
    The relationship between water availability and forest dynamics in northern Minnesota
  • Kokotovich, A. (2014); Advisor: K. NelsonTrack: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Contesting risk: Science, governance and the future of plant genetic engineering
  • Peebles, K. (2014); Advisor: R. Montgomery
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    The effects of climate warming on tree seedling physiology, growth and survival at the temperate-boreal forest ecotone in Minnesota, USA

  • Pradhananga, A. (2014); Advisor: M. Davenport
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    A moral obligation model of landowner conservation norms and behavior
  • Sheehan, J. (2014); Advisor: S. Polasky
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Biofuels and sustainable development: Perspectives on the farm and around the globe
  • Song, Z. (2014); Advisor: J. Schilling
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Measuring warfare in wood: Linking competition among wood-degrading fungi of northern forests to its ecological consequences
  • Tempel, D. (2014); Advisor: R. Gutiérrez
    Track: Wildlife Ecology and Management
    California spotted owl population dynamics in the Central Sierra Nevada: An assessment using multiple types of data
  • Were, V. (2014); Advisors: K. Eckman and K. Nelson
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    The nexus of nongovernmental organization water projects, monitoring and evaluation, and Kenya's water law

2013

  • Bapikee, C. (2013); Advisor: L. Frelich
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) forest community dynamics across an environmental gradient from the prairie-forest border to interior forest biome

  • Keeler, B. (2013); Advisors: S. Polasky and J. Hill
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Water and well-being: Advanced in measuring the value of water quality to people
  • Miller, K. (2013); Advisor: M. Kilgore
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Forest carbon offsets: A multiple methods assessment of potential supply from family forest landowners
     
  • Mueller, N. (2013); Advisor: J. Foley
    Track: Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
    Agricultural intensification and global environmental change
  • Pike, C. (2013); Advisor: R. Montgomery
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Evaluation of phenotypic and physiologic characteristics of selected sources of white spruce, Picea glauca (Moench) Voss

  • Rampi, L. (2013); Advisor: J. Knight
    Track: Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
    Evaluating state-of-the-art remotely sensed data and methods for mapping wetlands in Minnesota
     
  • Sagor, E. (2012); Advisor: D. Becker
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Personal networks and private forestry: Exploring Extension's role in landowner education

2012

  • Enzler, S. (2012); Advisor: D. Anderson
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    How law matters to ecosystem restoration

  • Fisichelli, N. (2012); Advisor: P. Reich
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Tree regeneration dynamics and drivers across the temperate-boreal transition zone

  • Olmanson, L. (2012); Advisor: M. Bauer
    Track: Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
    Remote sensing for regional assessment and analysis of Minnesota lake and river water quality

  • Rudberg, E. (2012); Advisor: D. Fulton
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Losing our lakes: An assessment of the human dimensions of lakeshore landowner shoreland management

  • Yin, S. (2012); Advisors: I. Schneider and S. Carlson
    Track: Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
    Six nations, one river: Testing a model of perceived effects of intergovernmental collaboration on sustainable tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

2011

  • Dubay, M. (2011); Advisors: S. Severtson and A. Stein
    Track: Paper Science and Engineering
    The molecular weight effects of poly(acrylic acid) on calcium carbonate inhibition in the kraft pulping process.

  • Kern, C. (2011); Advisors: R. Montgomery and P. Reich
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    The role of harvest gaps in the plant diversity of a northern hardwood forest of northern Wisconsin, USA.

  • Kove, K. (2011); Advisors: P. Bolstad and T. Burk
    Track: Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
    Water yield in the southern Appalachian Mountains.

  • Wu, S. (2011); Advisor: P. Wang
    Enzyme-polymer hybrids for highly stable functional materials and self-cleaning coatings.

2010

  • Amundson, C. (2010); Advisor: T. Arnold
    Track: Wildlife Ecology and Management
    The role of predator removal and density-dependence on mallard production in northeastern North Dakota

  • Brown, R. (2010); Advisors: M. Kilgore and A. Ek
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    State timber sale policies and programs: A multiple methods assessment

  • Domke, G. (2010); Advisors: A. D'Amato and A. Ek
    Track: Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
    Resource assessment and analysis of aspen-dominated ecosystems in the Lake States

  • Fischlein, M. (2010); Advisor: T. Smith
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    Renewable energy deployment in the electricity sector: Three essays on policy design, scope, and outcomes

  • Shepande, C. (2010); Advisor: M. Bauer
    Track: Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
    Development of geospatial analysis tools for inventory and mapping of soils of the Chongwe Region of Zambia

  • Steiger-Meister, K. (2010); Advisor: D. Becker
    Track: Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
    When ripples become waves: Exploring the role of policy in the creation and coordination of citizen participation in Minnesota's water governance landscape

  • Streby, H. (2010); Advisor: D. Andersen
    Track: Wildlife Ecology and Management
    Survival and habitat use by post-fledging forest-nesting songbirds in managed mixed northern hardwood-coniferous forests

  • Zhao, X. (2010); Advisor: P. Wang
    Intensified biocatalysis for production of fuel and chemicals from lipids