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Published Theses and Dissertations
  1. Titus, K.L. 2018. Understanding the ecological impacts of timber harvest techniques on the bat community in a midwestern hardwood forest: occupancy analyses using bio-acoustics. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  2. Delancey, C. 2018. Habitat use by fledging Cerulean Warblers (Setophaga cerulea) and roost site selection by adult male Cerulean Warblers during the breeding season in southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  3. MacDonald, G. 2018. Geographic song variation and dawn singing behavior of the Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea). M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  4. Ruhl, P. 2018. Postfleding habitat associations of mature forest birds in South-central Indiana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  5. Stanis, S. 2018. The effects of prescribed fire on overstory tree quality and stand volume in eastern deciduous forests. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  6. Bergeson, S.M. 2017. Multi-scale analysis of roost characteristics and behavior of the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). Ph.D. Dissertation. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  7. Nelson, D. 2017. Demographic responses of small mammals to disturbance induced by forest management. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  8. Nemes, C.E. 2016. Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) microhabitat use in southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  9. Nolder, A.D. 2016. Bat species activity related to silvicultural treatments in hardwood forests managed for oak regeneration, with an examination of the influence of microphone height on acoustic survey results. M.S. Thesis. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
  10. Caldwell, K.L. 2015. A comparison of bat activity in a managed central hardwood forest. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  11. Kellner, K.F. 2015. Interactive effects of animals and silviculture on the early life history of oak. Ph.D. Dissertation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  12. Auer, S. 2014. Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) nest provisioning behaviors and the effects of forest management practices on nest success in southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  13. Badin, H.A. 2014. Habitat selection and roosting ranges of northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) in an experimental hardwood forest system. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  14. Barnes, K. 2014. Assessing the influence of social information and habitat structure on Cerulean Warbler breeding distribution in southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  15. Dibala, R. 2012. Population response of a declining songbird to silviculture: how Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) territory size and settlement patterns fare in the face of forest disturbance. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
  16. Kellner, K.F. 2012. Temporal dynamics of mast and small mammals: short-term responses to silviculture. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  17. Kimble, S.J.A. 2012. Population genetics of the eastern box turtle, Terrapene c. carolina. Ph.D. Dissertation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  18. Malloy, M.C. 2012. Effects of forest management on breeding bird populations on mixed deciduous forests of southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  19. Meier, A.R. 2012. Aspects of epicormic development in Quercus alba (L.) and other eastern North American oak species in relation to genetics, tree vigor and silvicultural treatments. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  20. Wagner, J. 2012. Cerulean Warbler population and breeding response to recent silviculture and influences of prey availability on avian nesting ecology. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  21. Caylor, M.K. 2011. Impacts of different forest tree-harvest methods on diets and populations of insectivorous forest bats. . Master of Science Thesis. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
  22. Currylow, A.F. 2011. Effects of forest management on the ecology and behavior of Eastern box turtles. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  23. MacNeil, J.E. 2011. The effects of forest management on terrestrial salamanders. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  24. Kaminski, K.J. 2010. Cerulean Warbler Initial Response to Silviculture Treatments in Southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  25. MacNeil, M.M. 2010. Does timber harvesting affect cerulean warbler foraging ecology? M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  26. Sheets, J.J. 2010. Impact of forest management techniques on bats with a focus on the endangered Indiana myotis (Myotis sodalis). M.S. Thesis. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  27. Urban, N.A. 2010. Improving inferences on wildlife responses to oak-centered forest management with models that account for imperfect detection. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  28. Rogers, S.C. 2008. Public acceptability of management practices on the Morgan-Monroe State Forest: Examining the influence of information, values, and visual characteristics. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  29. Young, L.P. 2008. Distribution and foraging ecology of Cerulean Warblers in southern Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.