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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The effects of mycorrhizal inoculant and micronutrients on early plant establshment during a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Christopher L. Barber Open Access Thesis

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Blood coagulation properties in hibernating and non-hibernating American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus), Stephen Cain Open Access Thesis

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The effects of nutrient resorption, photosynthetic rate, and leaf longevity on the success of Typhya × glauca, Clarissa Marie Ruiz Open Access Thesis

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Reconstructing the phylogeny and characterizing the patterns of molecular evolution of the tetraploid freshwater suckers (cypriniformes: Catostomidae), Zachary Evan Sperstad Open Access Thesis

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Conservation genetics and habitat associations of Rhinichthys cataractae, a fish of conservation need in Iowa, Anna Constance Wieman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Valproic acid: A neural outgrowth model for the autism spectrum disorder, Hannah M. Bergan Open Access Thesis

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Differential gene expression analysis of metolachlor treated human liver cells by microarray, Navinder Paul Kaur Brar Open Access Thesis

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Leishmania infantum infection at the cellular and organismal levels : foamy macrophages and sex-dependent responses, Ryan David Lockard Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award

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Factors influencing wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) home range size in Iowa: A comparison between suburban and rural populations, Joshua Gregory Otten Open Access Thesis

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The effects of metolachlor exposure on the THP-1 alveolar monocyte and macrophage function, Jared S. Parmater Open Access Thesis

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Anti-proliferative effect of hibernating American bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus, blood plasma on the THP-1 cells, Sean L. Robbins Open Access Thesis

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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Homocysteine and CSRP-3 protein in migrating neural crest cells: A quantitative and qualitative confocal microscopy study, Allysan R. White 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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Metabolic response of barley to drought stress, Jordan Andrew Hein Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Population structure, size, and the thermal ecology of Iowa wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta): A comparison between suburban and rural populations, Samuel Wesley Berg Open Access Thesis 2015 Award

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Geometric morphometric analysis of skeletal shape variation across the pleuronectiformes, Corinthia R. Black Open Access Thesis

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Development of leaf shape and vein homologies in five species of the genus Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), Austin William Jones Open Access Thesis

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The phylogenetics and systematics of Physaria kingii (Brassicaceae), Jamie Minnaert-Grote Open Access Thesis

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Homocysteine intensifies embryonic LIM3 expression in migratory neural crest cells: A quantitative confocal microscope study, Jordan Naumann Open Access Thesis

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

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Changes in the proteome of the barley spike under drought and well-watered conditions, Aaron Walck Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Population genetics of Thomomydoecus minor: Ectoparasitic chewing lice on Thomomys bottae pocket gophers of the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico, Sheree Elizabeth Harper Open Access Thesis

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

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Habitat usage, movement patterns, and home range size of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in a suburban habitat, Jessica Williams Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Biomonitoring organochlorine and cholinesterase inhibiting insecticide in Eastern Iowa streams, Matthew Thomas Fisher Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Organophosphorous insecticide contamination in streams: Insects as bioindicators, Brian M. Andersen Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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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 grass, Dave Williams Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

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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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The effect of valproic acid on motility and morphometry parameters, and actin and N-cadherin distribution in avian neural crest cells, Leah Christine Fuller Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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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 1998

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Breeding bird use of intensively managed rotational grazing pastures, native prairies and savannas: A comparison, Jennifer Marie Hurley O'Hara Open Access Thesis 1999 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Macrophyte-macroinvertebrate interactions in a lentic ecosystem and the effect of fluridone treatment to control Myriophyllum spicatum L., Gregory J. Moeller Open Access Thesis 1999 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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The development of SCARS for identification of AM fungi, Jason Daniel Abbas Open Access Thesis 1997 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Stream microcosm toxicity tests: Colonizing test organisms and predicting the effects of fenvalerate on riffle insect communities, Dan H. Breneman Open Access Thesis 1994 Award

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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Gas exchange of four Viburnam species, Lisa Gayle De Berg Open Access Thesis 1991 Award

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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