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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Density and diversity of bees in the Midwestern agricultural landscape: Influence of surrounding agricultural land use and local plant community characteristics, Andrew J. Ridgway Open Access Thesis

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Effects of predator satiation on seed predation in new roadside prairie plantings, Jessica Riebkes Open Access Thesis

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Effects of soil type and plant diversity on soil respiration and litter decomposition in a tallgrass prairie biofuel production system, Jordan Lee Young Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The utility of high-diversity prairie mixtures as bioenergy feedstocks, Jessica E. Abernathy Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Biodiversity and ecosystem function and the design of tallgrass restorations for biomass production, Dustin Robert Jon Graham Open Access Thesis

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Butterfly and floral community dynamics at a native prairie agrofuel research site, Benjamin J. Hoksch Open Access Thesis

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A comparison of the effects of burning, haying and mowing on plants and small mammals in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Ryan Allan Neuhaus Open Access Thesis

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Variation in mineral content of prairie forb species and content changes over winter related to slagging potential, Jennifer Nyla Wahl Rupp Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Tracking above- and below- ground seed persistence and mortality in a native tallgrass prairie restoration, Carmen Pellish Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Bird use of heterogeneous native prairie biofuel production plots, Jarrett D. Pfrimmer Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Early avian colonization in a prairie biofuel project, James T. Mason Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The effects of planting methods and granivory on seedling emergence in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Justin Vernon Huisman Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The effects of varying seeding rates of Bouteloua curtipendula and mowing on native plant establishment in a new prairie reconstruction, Ryan Leon Welch Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Quantifying granivory in a reconstructed prairie: affects of season, species, seed predators, sacrificial food, and the chemical deterrent capsaicin, Craig M. Hemsath Open Access Thesis

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Succession of an Iowa sand prairie into an adjoining old-field, Susan Jill Kirt Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Adding species diversity to a reconstructed prairie using an incremental approach, Amy L. Carolan Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Monitoring of prairie bushclover (Lespedeza leptostachya) in south-central Iowa, Paul J. Bockenstedt Open Access Thesis

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The use of AFLP to detect genetic differentiation within and among populations of two prairie plant species: Panicum virgatum and Coreopsis palmata, Christopher Andrew Hilker Open Access Thesis

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Emergence and mortality of native prairie forbs seeded into an established stand of grasses, Dave Williams Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Germination, emergence, and early growth of Spartina pectinata, Wade Herold Williams Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Effects of sludge application on prairie establishment, Brenda Joan Durbahn Open Access Thesis

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The use of RAPD to detect genetic variation in populations of Liatris aspera Michx., Duane Joseph Kitchen Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The effects of herbicides on microbial and mycorrhizal populations in native prairie, corn, and non-native prairie vegetation, using the Biolog technique, Susann E. Ahrabi-Fard Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Multivariate analysis of the Carex brevior group in Iowa, Scott C. Zager Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Factors related to the occurrence of certain prairie graminoid species in Black Hawk County, Iowa, roadsides, Pauline Mary Drobney Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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A survey of the vascular flora of Black Hawk County, Iowa, Karen E. Van Norman Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Applications of aerial imagery in identification of natural areas, Kendall Duane Wessel Open Access Thesis