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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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Northern Hardwood Silviculture: Preferences among Family Forest Owners in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alexander C. Helman

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Reexamining the Utility of Existing Climate Adaptation Frameworks Through Application on a Northern Forest, Alexander Rice

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THE CHARACTERIZATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BIOMASS, Yasar Selim Bostanci

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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ABOVE-GROUND BIOMASS AND CARBON ESTIMATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FORESTS IN TURKEY, Cuma Uykun

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ALGORITHMS FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF GENE REGULATORY NETWORKS FROM HIGH -THROUGHPUT GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Wenping Deng

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ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF FORAGING AND LIFE-HISTORY IN THREE COLD-ADAPTED SPECIES, Andrew Von Duyke

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ESTIMATION OF DBH USING TREE VARIABLES DERIVED FROM AERIAL LiDAR FOR FORD FOREST, BARAGA, MICHIGAN, Tugay Demiraslan

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MAPPING COASTAL WETLAND AND PHRAGMITES ON THE HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST USING UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM (UAS) IMAGERY: PROOF OF CONCEPTS, Parth Bhatt

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Molecular Biogeochemistry of a Poor Fen, Zhimin Song

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NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF SALVAGE WHITE SPRUCE, Tyler Hovde

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Quantitative Genetics of Populus, Roba Bdeir

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THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF FORAGE PREFERENCE AND MICROHISTOLOGICAL ATLAS, John J. Henderson

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THE EFFECT OF WATER TABLE LEVELS AND SHORT-TERM DITCH RESTORATION ON MOUNTAIN PEATLAND CARBON CYCLING IN THE CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU, Ana Maria Planas Clarke

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USING RANDOM FOREST MODELING TO PREDICT EARTHWORM DISTRIBUTION IN THE OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST, Megan Cleaver

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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ASSESSING GROWTH, YIELD, AND CARBON DYNAMICS IN UPPER GREAT LAKES JACK PINE AND HYBRID POPLAR MANAGED FOR BIOMASS PRODUCTION, Ashlee Baker Lehner

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ECOLOGICAL WATER STRESS IN THE U.S. GREAT LAKES REGION USING A GEOSPATIAL MODELING APPROACH, Sara Alian

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CHARACTERIZATION OF GENIC MICROSATELLITE MARKERS (EST-SSRS) IN THE ENDANGERED OAK SPECIES QUERCUS GEORGIANA M.A.CURTIS, Priyanka Dipak Kadav

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DEVELOPMENT OF BIOINFORMATICS TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS FOR IDENTIFYING PATHWAY REGULATORS, INFERRING GENE REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS AND VISUALIZING GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Chathura J. Gunasekara

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DEVELOPMENT OF GENE-BASED MICROSATELLITE MARKERS IN Acer saccharum MARSH., Monica Harmon

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DYNAMICS OF WILD RED RASPBERRY (RUBUS IDAEUS L.) AND THE INFLUENCE ON TREE REGENERATION WITHIN SILVICULTURAL OPENINGS IN A NORTHERN HARDWOOD STAND, Matthew J. Widen

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EFFECTS OF GROUP SELECTION WITH YELLOW BIRCH (BETULA ALLEGHANIENSIS) RETENTION ON THE UNDERSTORY AND SAPLING LAYER IN NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS, Megan A. Petras O'Neil

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EFFECTS OF IN-SITU LEAF-LEVEL CANOPY WARMING IN A NORTHERN HARDWOOD FOREST, Kelsey Carter

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EFFECTS OF POST-FIRE SALVAGE LOGGING ON COMPACTION, INFILTRATION, WATER REPELLENCY, AND SEDIMENT YIELD AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUBSOILING ON SKID TRAILS, Iskender Demirtas

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EFFECTS OF SELECTIVE LOGGING ON CARBON DYNAMICS: VARIATION IN ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS AND SOIL RESPIRATION IN PRE- AND POST-LOGGING FOREST STANDS OF A MOIST TROPICAL FOREST IN GHANA, Akwasi Duah-Gyamfi

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Effects of Wildfire Severity on Early Successional Dynamics in Boreal Peatland Complexes, Elizabeth Ernst

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EVALUATION OF HYBRID POPLAR MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION POTENTIAL, AND ESTIMATION OF IMPACTS TO WATER RESOURCES IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, Scott Hillard

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Feasibility & Discovery using FOX System to Generate Gain-of-Function Mutations with Hybrid Poplars, James Rauschendorfer

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GUIDELINES FOR ACCESSING AND UTILIZING THE SFRES SPATIAL DATABASE, Matthew Thomas Custer

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IMPACTS TO BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FROM BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT: A PAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Colin Phifer

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METHANE FLUXES AND POREWATER DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON DYNAMICS FROM DIFFERENT PEATLANDS TYPES IN THE PASTAZA-MARAÑON BASIN OF THE PERUVIAN AMAZON., Jhon del Aguila-Pasquel

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METHANE FLUX OF TREE STEMS AND MITIGATING THE IMPACTS OF INSECT OUTBREAK THROUGH PLANTING ALTERNATIVE TREE SPECIES WITHIN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, USA, Nicholas Bolton

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MODELS OF FOREST INVENTORY FOR ISTANBUL FOREST USING AIRBORNE LiDAR AND SPACEBORNE IMAGERY, Mustafa Kagan Ozkal

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NEUTRAL AND ADAPTIVE GENETIC VARIATION IN NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Sudhir Khodwekar

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ONLINE MAPPING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GEOSPATIAL DATA, Aysen Sozen

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PREDICITNG FAILURE OF CULVERTS AND ASSOCIATED IMPACTS IN LOW ORDER STREAMS OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN, Charles King

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THE EFFECTS OF EARLY PRUNING ON THE NEAR-GROUND BRANCH DENSITY OF FOUR LIVE FENCING SPECIES, Aric Devens

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THE SPATIAL ECOLOGY OF GRAY WOLVES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, 1994–2013, Shawn O'Neil

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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE USE IN CHAMORRO CUÉ, GRAL. E. AQUINO, SAN PEDRO, PARAGUAY, Noah Goyke

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI OF NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR (Thuja occidentalis L.): HABITAT EFFECTS ON FUNGAL COMMUNITIES AND INOCULUM EFFECTS ON PLANT GROWTH ON ACID PEAT SOILS, Guswarni Anwar

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ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF INLAND LAKES IN MICHIGAN, Kaitlin Reinl

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CARBON CYCLING AND RESTORATION IN TEMPERATE FORESTED PEATLANDS, Rose Schwartz

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CARBON FLUX DYNAMICS IN HIGH ALTITUDE PEATLANDS IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES, Maria Elisa Sanchez Garces

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Effectiveness of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) trap placement in relation to forest edges, Karen Cladas

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EFFECT OF SOIL COMPACTION AND ORGANIC MATTER REMOVAL ON GENOTYPIC DIVERSITY, GENETIC STRUCTURE, AND TRAIT EXPRESSIONS IN ASPEN, Mehmet Acet

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EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE AND POST-FIRE SALVAGE LOGGING ON RILL NETWORKS AND SEDIMENT DELIVERY IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS, Will Olsen

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ETHNOBOTANY, ECONOMICS, AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL HAT MAKING IN TWO DISTRICTS OF CENTRAL PANAMA, Sam Clair

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Evaluation of Social License for the Forest Products Industry in Houghton County, Michigan, Will Lytle

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Tribal community and regional perspectives on climate change and water resources in the Great Lakes region, Andrew Kozich

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VEGETATION DYNAMICS AND NITROGEN CYCLING RESPONSES TO SIMULATED EMERALD ASH BORER INFESTATION IN FRAXINUS NIGRA-DOMINATED WETLANDS OF UPPER MICHIGAN, USA, Joshua Davis

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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ASSESSMENT OF LAND COVER AND RIPARIAN ZONES FOR THE FORD RESEARCH FOREST - HICKEY CREEK/STURGEON RIVER AND FALLS RIVER SUBWATERSHEDS, Fay Dearing

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CHANGES IN CARBON POOLS INFLUENCED BY CHANGES IN SOIL TEXTURE, SLOPE, AND ASPECT A DECADE FOLLOWING WILDFIRE IN BLACK SPRUCE FORESTS OF INTERIOR ALASKA, Gregory Houle

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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF GENOMIC RESOURCES FOR TWO NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TAXA, Sandra Acheampong Owusu

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ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SUGAR MAPLE ROOTS TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, Mickey Philip Jarvi

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EVALUATING THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF LOGGING RESIDUE REMOVALS IN GREAT LAKES ASPEN FORESTS, Michael I. Premer

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Hitchhiking Bats on the Great Lakes of North America, Saska E.H. Lohi

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IMPLICATIONS OF EMERALD ASH BORER DISTURBANCE ON BLACK ASH WETLAND WATERSHED HYDROLOGY, SOIL CARBON EFFLUX, AND DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER COMPOSITION, Matthew J. Van Grinsven

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INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOSYNTHETIC RESPONSE TO TEMPERATURE OF MATURE FOREST CANOPIES AND EXPERIMENTALLY WARMED SEEDLINGS, Alida C. Mau

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INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUNGAL COMMUNITIES ON THE DECOMPOSITION OF WOOD-DERIVED CARBON IN FOREST SOILS, Samantha L. Mosier

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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CLIMATIC VARIATION ON THE WATER USE OF THREE NORTHERN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Alex R. Collins

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Investigating within-canopy variation of functional traits and cellular structure of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves, Adam P. Coble

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Legacy and Opportunity in Northern Hardwood Forests, Wilfred Previant

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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES, GENE DOSAGE EFFECT AND SELECTION IN MEMBERS OF THE LATERAL BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) GENES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FAMILY, Roba Bdeir

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RESTORATION OF HEADWATER AND COASTAL FENS IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR BASIN OF UPPER MICHIGAN, James A. Bess

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Sorghum Yield and Zai Holes in Goundi, Burkina Faso, Justin Gelb

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THE INFLUENCE OF DIET COMPOSITION, PLANT DEFENSIVE CHEMICALS, AND WINTER SEVERITY ON THE NUTRITIONAL CONDITION OF A FREERANGING, GENERALIST HERBIVORE, Grace L. Parikh

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UNDERSTANDING FARMERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF SHEA TREE Vitellaria paradoxa DISTRIBUTION IN AGROFORESTRY PARKLANDS OF THE UPPER WEST REGION, GHANA, Fahimeh Baziari

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Wolf depredation on domestic animals in Europe and the United States: Characteristics and explanatory factors, and a case study of wolf-dog conflicts, Linda Kartano

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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ANALYSIS OF POPULUS TREMULOIDES CLONAL VARIATION AND DELINEATION IN THE OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST, Kristina N. Flesher

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APPLICATION OF AN IMPUTATION METHOD FOR GEOSPATIAL INVENTORY OF FOREST STRUCTURAL ATTRIBUTES ACROSS MULTIPLE SPATIAL SCALES IN THE LAKE STATES, U.S.A., Ram K. Deo

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BEYOND ROOTS ALONE: NOVEL METHODOLOGIES FOR ANALYZING COMPLEX SOIL AND MINIRHIZOTRON IMAGERY USING IMAGE PROCESSING AND GIS TOOLS, Justina A. Silva

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CONSUMPTION WITHOUT BORDERS: ECOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS OF MAMMALS THAT TRAVERSE AQUATIC-TERRESTRIAL ECOTONES, Brenda Gail Bergman

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GENETIC VARIATION, LOCAL ADAPTATION AND POPULATION STRUCTURE IN NORTH AMERICAN RED OAK SPECIES, QUERCUS RUBRA L. AND Q. ELLIPSOIDALIS E. J. HILL, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl

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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SOIL MICROORGANISMS IN NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS, Carley Jane Kratz

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IONIC LIQUID EXTRACTION UNVEILS PREVIOUSLY OCCLUDED HUMICBOUND IRON IN PEAT POREWATER, Timothy J. Veverica

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PARTICIPANT IMPACTS FROM A PARTICIPATORY WATER MODELING WORKSHOP IN THE SONORA RIVER BASIN, MEXICO, David J. Kossak

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USING MOSSES TO ASSESS CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR SWAMPS, Vaula L. M. Lukkarinen

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VOLUME YIELDS OF SMALLHOLDER Eucalyptus grandis W. HILL EX MAIDEN STANDS IN EASTERN PARAGUAY, Brook F. Alloway

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Applications of LiDAR remote sensing of forest structure in the Upper Great Lakes region, USA, Timothy J. Gebuhr

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ASSESSMENT OF ASPEN AND NORTHERN HARDWOODS EXTENT IN THIRTY THREE COUNTIES OF UPPER/LOWER MICHIGAN, Sara Alian

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Beech bark disease distribution and resistance in Michigan and fungal endophyte ecology of resistant and susceptible beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.), Rachel E. Griesmer-Zakhar

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BIOMASS FUEL-BRIQUETTES AND IMPROVED STOVES IN DINSHO, ETHIOPIA, Brian W. Barbre

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Carbon in the Peatlands in the Great Lakes Region, Cassandra A. Ott

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Detecting changes in surface moisture and water table position with spectral changes in surface vegetation in northern peatlands, Karl Michael Meingast

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Effects of Ethylene on Secondary Xylem Formation in Arabidopsis thaliana, Haley M. Rupp

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Evaluating Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides Melissa Samuelis Nabokov) Habitat Selection in the State of Wisconsin, USA, Anna Nahuel Hess

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EVALUATION AND MONITORING OF ASH (FRAXINUS SPP.) TOLERANT TO LONG-TERM EMERALD ASH BORER (AGRILUS PLANIPENNIS [COLEOPTERA: BUPRESTIDAE]) EXPOSURE, Kathryn G. Hietala

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Evaluation of sugar maple dieback in the Upper Great Lakes region and development of a forest health youth education program, Tara L. Bal

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Geospatial analysis of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) encroachment utilizing remotely sensed data, Aaron James Poznanovic

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Influence of Vegetation Removal and Altering Water Levels on CO2 Flux Rates of a Northern Bog, Laura M. Matkala

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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES CIRSIUM ARVENSE, CANADA THISTLE, AND PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS, COMMON REED: USING ECOLOGICALLY BASED CONTROL MEASURES AT EACH STAGE OF THE INVASION PROCESS, Kevyn J. Juneau

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INTERACTIVE CONTROLS OF WATER TABLE POSITION AND PLANT FUNCTIONAL TYPES ON PEAT POREWATER CHARACTER IN NORTHERN BOG ECOSYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CARBON CYCLING DYNAMICS, Aleta L. Daniels

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Local Use and Management of Tasba (Senna obtusifolia) in the Traditional Food System of Sanguere Paul, North Cameroon, Mary E. Snyder

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Plant-mediated effects on microbial diversity in mesocosms of an oligotrophic bog, Karl J. Romanowicz IV

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Promoting Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems Using Ecological Forestry, Sarah Klingsporn Poznanovic

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Spatial and temporal patterns in ungulate-ecosystem interactions, Bryan D. Murray

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Speciation with gene-flow in eastern North American red oaks (Quercus section Lobatae), Alexis R. Sullivan

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The Effects of Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) on Understory Vegetation and Soils in a Northern Hardwood Forest, Keri A. Deneau

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THE ROLE OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ON FERTILIZED AND UNFERTILIZED NURSERY GROWN WHITE SPRUCE, Alistair James Henry Smith II

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Assessing land use and land cover change in tropical dry forest or Northern Chinandega, Nicaragua from 1985 to 2011, Jonathan W. Malette

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Assessing success of forest restoration efforts in degraded montane cloud forests in southern Mexico, Rocio Elizabeth Jimenez Vazquez