Recent Dissertations


Itraija, Sinan Ayad Abood. 2011.   Modeling and Classifying Variable Width Riparian Zones Utilizing Digital Elevation Models, Flood Height Data,Digital Soil Data, and National Wetlands Inventory: A New Approach for Riparian Zone Delineation. (Maclean)

Latsch, Michelle. 2011.   Effects of Management on Native and Exotic Plant Communities in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (Storer)


Robinson,Sara. 2010.   The Scientific, Artistic, and Practical Implications of Sub-lethal Fungicide Levels in Wood Exposed to Fungi.  (Laks)

Witt, Jill, 2010.   Patch Selection by Wintering White-Tailed Deer:Consequences for Eastern Hemlock Regeneration at Local and Landscape Scales.  (Webster)


Jessica Beachy. 2009. The Development of Trapping, Survey and Educational Tools for the Exotic Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilusplanipennis Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) PhD in Forest Science. (Storer)

Fuyu Xu. 2009. Molecular Mechanism of Cellulose Biosynthesis in Plants.PhD in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology. (Joshi)

Payyavula, Raja. 2009. Understanding Phenylpropanoid Metabolism in Populus using Cell Culture and Whole Plant Approach: Sucrose Transporter Mediated Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Derived Phenolic Glycoside and Condensed Tannin Homeostasis. PhD Forest Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (Tsai)

Holmes, Stacie. 2009. The Influence of Concurrent Disturbances on Plant Community Dynamics in Northern Hemlock-Hardwood Forests. PhD Forest Science (Webster)

Andrew, Carrie. 2009. Response of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and O3 within Northern Deciduous Forests. PhD Forest Science (Lilleskov)

Zawaski, Christine. 2009. Regulation of Woody Plant Development by Genes Involved in Gibberellin Signaling. PhD Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Busov)


Brian Beachy. 2008. Impacts of the Exotic Beech Bark Disease Complex in Michigan. PhD in Forest Science. (Storer)

Van Diepen, Linda. 2008. Role and Diversity of Arbuscular mycorrhizal Fungi in Acer saccharum Dominated Forest Ecosystems Under Natural and N-amended Conditions. PhD Forest Science (Lilleskov and Pregitzer)

Powers Matthew. 2008. Physiological Performance and Stand Dynamics in Managed Red Pine Forests with Complex Stand Structures. PhD Forest Science (Webster and Pregitzer)

Anton Fernandez, Clara. 2008. Towards Greater Accuracy in Individual-Tree Mortality Regression. PhD Forest Science (Froese)

Bassett-Touchell, Audra C. 2008. Anthropogenic Influences on the Ecology of Forest Songbirds at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Focusing on Roads. PhD Forest Science (Flaspohler)

Windels, Steven. 2008 The Ecology of Canada Yew (Taxus canadensis Marsh.), a Declining Species. PhD Forest Science (Flaspohler)

Anino, Edward. 2008. Characterization of Populus tremuloides 4CL1, 4CL2 and COMT Gene Promoters to Identify Regulatory Elements. PhD Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Tsai)

Gleason, Mark. 2008. The Potential Use and Impacts of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles in Public Natural Resources Education. PhD Forest Science (Gale)

Pokharel, Bharat. 2008. A Critical Evaluation of Diameter Increment Modelling in the Great Lakes Region. PhD Forest Science (Froese)

Brodeur-Campbell, Sarah. 2008. Ash (Fraxinus spp.) in Upper Michigan: Current Conditions and Short Term Changes of a Resource Threatened by the Exotic Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) PhD Forest Science (Storer)

Karberg, Jennifer M. 2008. Restoration, Genetic Diversity and Adaptation of Carnivory in Response to Environment in Sarracenia purpurea (the Northern Pitcher Plant). PhD Forest Science (Gale)

Bump, Joseph, 2008. Large predators, prey carcasses, resource pulses, and heterogeneity in terrestrial ecosystems. PhD Forest Science (Peterson and Vucetich).


Thammannagowda, Shivegowda. 2007. Molecular Genetic Analysis of Cellulose Biosynthesis in Poplars. PhD in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Joshi)

Fissore, Cinzia. 2007. Biotic and Abiotic Controls on Soil Organic Carbon Quality along a Paired Pine and Hardwood Climosequence. PhD Forest Science (Giardina)

Darbah, Joseph. 2007. Impacts of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and/or O3 on Carbon Gain and Reproductive Capacity in Northern Forest Ecosystems. PhD Forest Science (Karnosky)

Hurley, Peter. 2007. White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Overabundance and the Ecology of Forest Understory Communities in Protected Areas. PhD Forest Science (Flaspohler

Corace, Gregory III. 2007. Geographic Assessment Methodologies for Openland Cover Types and Bird Species: From 12 Midwest States to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, What are the Conservation Implications? PhD Forest Science (Flaspohler).


Rajinikanth Mohan. 2006. Cloning and characterization of glycine decarboxylase complex and serine hydroxymethyltransferase genes involved in one-carbon metabolism in Populus tremuloides. PhD in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Tsai)

Rosemier, Justin. 2006. Beech Bark Disease: Assessing the Potential Impacts of an Exotic Forest Pest Complex on Native Small Mammal Communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ph. D. Forest science (Storer)

Opuni-frimpong, Emmanuel. 2006. Improving productivity and conservation of African mahogany: genetic selection propagation and silvicultural management of Hypsipyla robusta (Moore). Ph. D. Forest Science (Karnosky/Storer)


Ranjan, Priya. 2005. Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags in Populus Tissues and Characterization of Copia Elements in Arabidopsis Genome. Ph. D. Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Joshi/Tsai)

Wu Yun. 2005. Fungal Associates of Mile-A-Minute Weed (Polygonium perfoliatum L.) and the Potential as Biological Control Agents. Ph. D. Forest Science (Gale)


Lung, Jrhau. 2004. Molecular Characterization and Expression Analysis of Taxadiene Synthase and 10-Deacetyl Baccatin III Acetyltransferase From Taxus mairei. PhD (Tsai)


Euskirchen, Eugenie S. 2003. Carbon Fluxes in Managed Forest Landscapes: An Empirical and Model-Based Approach. PhD (Pregitzer)

Kalluri, Udaya. 2003. Comparative Expression Analysis of Cellulose Biosynthesis Related Genes from Aspen Trees (Populus tremuloides). PhD (Joshi)

Samuga, Anita. 2003. Molecular Characterization of Four Members of Cellulose Synthase Gene Superfamily in Aspen (Populus tremuloides). PhD (Joshi)

Sharma, Pooja. 2003. Moderation of Co2-induced Gas Exchange Responses by Elevated Topospheric 3 in Trembling Aspen and Sugar Maple. PhD (Karnosky)

Stark, Nicole. 2003. Photodegradation and Photostabilization of Weathered Wood Flour Filled Polyethylene Composites. PhD (Matuana)


Li, Qingxiu. 2002. Extrusion Foaming of Polyblefin/Wood-Flour Composites. PhD *(Matuana)

Verhey, Steven A. 2002. The Effect of Manufacturing Variables, Fungal Exposure, and Moisture Cycling on the Durability of Wood Fiber/thermoplastic Composites. MS (Laks)

Wang, Yuh-Shuh. 2002. Isolation and Characterization of cDNAs Involved in Vascular Development of Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides). Ph.D. (Tsai)


Blickenderfer, Mary M. 2001. Adaptations of Andropogon gerardii and Schizachyrium scoparium in Disjunct Populations Northeast of Their Contiguous Range. Ph.D. (Gale)

Kao, Yu-Ying. 2001. Genetic Transformation of Acacia magium x auriculformis and Molecular Characterization of Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase in Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) PhD (Tsai)

Goebel, Patrick C. 2001. Hydrogeomorphic Controls on Riparian Areas of the Northern Lake States. Ph.D. (Pregitzer)

Mengeloglu, Fatih. 2001. Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride/Wood-Flour Composites and Their Foams. Ph.D. (Matuana)

Noormets, Asko. 2001. The Effect of Interacting CO2 and O3 on the Carbon Balance of Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) Grown in an Open-Air CO2 and O3 Enrichment System. Ph.D. (Karnosky)

Owens, Karen E. 2001. Development and Analysis of Current and Presettlement Forest Cover Mapping Methods for the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Luce District. Ph.D. (Maclean)

Pechter, Priit. 2001. Characterization of Transgenic Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx) Harboring a Homologous Cinnamate 4-Hydroxylase (C4H) Transgene and Analysis of Two Aspen 4-Coumarate: CoA Ligase (4CL) Gene Promoters. Ph.D. (Tsai)

Vucetich, Leah. 2001. Genetics, Fitness, and Mercury Exposure in Isle Royale Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Ph. D. (Peterson)


Brown, Shannon E. 2000. Production Dynamics and Climate in Four Northern Hardwood Stands Located in Michigan. Ph.D. (Pregitzer)

Jaiteh, Malanding S. 2000. The Dynamics of Human-Induced Land Cover Change in Miombo Ecosystems of Southern Africa. Ph.D. (Chen)

Londo, Andrew J. 2000. Effects of Bucket Mounding Site Preparation on the Processes and Functions of A Subboreal Mineral Wetland. Ph.D. (Mroz)