Summer and Spring 2015 Graduates

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(Image for Belcher III, Chip) Thomas Belcher III
MS
Advisor: Boris Kondratieff
Estimating the Population Size and Distribution of the Arapahoe Snowfly (Arsapnia arapahoe) (PLECOPTERA: CAPNIIDAE) Along the Northern Front Range of Colorado
(Image for Blecha, Kevin) Kevin Blecha
MS
Advisor: Randall Boone
Risk-reward Tradeoffs in the Foraging Strategy of Cougar (Puma Concolor): Prey Distribution, Anthropogenic Development, and Patch-Selection
(Image for Bultema (Harbert), Betsy) Betsy Bultema
MS
Advisor: David Cooper
Environmental Drivers of Plant Community Composition in Subalpine and Alpine Fens of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA
(Image for Campbell, Nell) Eleanor Campbell
PhD
Advisor: Keith Paustian
Modeling Soil Organic Matter: Theory, Development, and Applications in Bioenergy Cropping Systems
(Image for Craig, Apryle) Apryle Craig
MS(B)
Advisor: Liba Pejchar
Impacts of Elk Management and Riparian Condition on Songbirds in Rocky Mountain National Park
(Image for Dohn, Justin) Justin Dohn
PhD
Advisor: Alan Knapp
Co-Advisor: Niall Hanan
Tree and grass interactions governing the production and distribution of savannas: Linking meta-scale patterns to underlying mechanisms
(Image for Esser, Scott) Scott Esser
MS
Advisor: Jason Sibold
Topography, Disturbance, and Climate: Subalpine Forest Change 1972-2013, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
(Image for Farr, Cooper) Cooper Farr
MS
Advisor: Liba Pejchar
Co-Advisor: Sarah Reed
Social and Ecological Aspects of Conservation Development as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation on Private Lands
(Image for Fleming, Jean) Jean Fleming
MS
Advisor: Jason Sibold
The effects of bark beetle-fire disturbance interactions on post-disturbance forest regeneration
(Image for Gwenzi, David) David Gwenzi
PhD
Advisor: Michael Lefsky
Lidar Remote Sensing of Savanna Biophysical Attributes
(Image for Haeffner, Melissa) Melissa Haeffner
PhD
Advisor: Kathy Galvin
Vulnerability to Drought in the Watershed of La Paz, Mexico
(Image for Hopping, Kelly) Kelly Hopping
PhD
Advisor: Julia Klein
Cascading Effects of Changing Climate & Land Use on Alpine Ecosystems & Pastoral Livelihoods in Central Tibet
Neama Lariel
PhD
Advisor: Gregory Graff
Challenges in the Sustainability of Libyan Agriculture: Opportunities for the Libyan Seed System
(Image for Larson, Courtney) Courtney Larson
MS
Advisor: Kevin Crooks
Implications of outdoor recreation for wildlife conservation in protected areas
(Image for Lavallee, Jocelyn) Jocelyn Lavallee
PhD
Advisor: Rich Conant
Advancing understanding of the formation and stability of soil organic matter in a changing environment
(Image for Leipzig-Scott, Peter) Peter Leipzig-Scott
MS
Advisor: Ruth Hufbauer
Mullein It Over: An Examination of the Impacts of Common Mullien ('Verbascum thapsus') Invasion and Management
(Image for Livensperger, Carolyn) Carolyn Livensperger
MS
Advisor: Matt Wallenstein
Co-Advisor: Heidi Steltzer
Effects of Altered Seasonality on Plant Phenology and Function
(Image for Luizza, Matt) Matthew Luizza
PhD
Advisor: Michele Betsill
Co-Advisor: Paul Evangelista
Integrative Geospatial Modeling: Combining Local & Indigenous Knowledge with Geospatial Applications for Adaptive Governance of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Services
(Image for Matonis, Megan) Megan Matonis
PhD
Advisor: Dan Binkley
Empowering Collaborative Forest Restoration with Locally-Relevant Ecological Research
(Image for McKee, Clif) Clifton McKee
MS
Advisor: Colleen Webb
Spatial, Demographic, and Phylogenetic Patterns of 'Bartonella' Diversity in Bats
(Image for McKernan, Cristina) Cristina McKernan
MS
Advisor: David Cooper
Co-Advisor: Billy Schweiger
Influence of Water Sources on Vegetation and Geomorphic Conditions of First Order Streams in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
(Image for Millar, Dave) Dave Millar
PhD
Advisor: David Cooper
Climate controls on ecosystem-atmosphere carbon exchange and hydrological dynamics in Rocky Mountain Fens
(Image for Pomeranz, Justin) Justin Pomeranz
MS
Advisor: Will Clements
Reciprocal Subsidies in a Fourth Order Rocky Mountain Stream
(Image for Post, Keith) Keith Post
MS
Advisor: Diana Wall
The Effects of Grasshoppers on Soil Animal Communities in the Shortgrass Steppe of Northern Colorado
(Image for Renwick, Katie) Katherine Renwick
PhD
Advisor: Monique Rocca
The Interactive Effects of Climate and Disturbance on Tree Species Distributions
Susan Salafsky
PhD
Advisor: Ruth Hufbauer
Reproductive Responses of an apex predator to changing climatic conditions in a variable forest environment
(Image for Sidder, Aaron) Aaron Sidder
MS
Advisor: Melinda Laituri
Co-Advisor: Sunil Kumar
Using Spatiotemporal Correclative Niche Models for Evaluating the Effects of Climate Change on Mountain Pine Beetle
(Image for Siers, Shane) Shane Siers
PhD
Advisor: Julie Savidge
Co-Advisor: Bob Reed
Microgeographic and Ontogenetic Variability in the Ecology of Invasive Brown Treesnakes on Guam, and Effects of Roads on Their Landscape-Scale Movements
(Image for Stabach, Jared) Jared Stabach
PhD
Advisor: Randall Boone
Movement, Resource Selection, and the Physiological Stress Response of White-bearded Wildebeest
(Image for Stone, Brandon) Brandon Stone
MS
Advisor: Michael Lefsky
Mapping Burn Severity, Pine Beetle Infestation, and Their Interaction at the High Park Fire
(Image for Suksawat, Ton) Jakrapun Suksawat
PhD
Advisor: Gregory Graff
Potential Environmental Impacts from Cropping-Pattern and Land-Use Changes Under Thailand's Ethanol Production Mandate
(Image for Victor, Sasha) Sasha Victor
MS
Advisor: Mark Paschke
Restoring Two Threatened Physaria Species in the Piceance Basin of Northern Colorado
(Image for West, Amanda) Amanda West
PhD
Advisor: Cynthia Brown
Co-Advisor: Sunil Kumar
Evaluating Risk for Current and Future 'Bromus tectorum' Invasion and Large Wildfires at Multiple Spatial Scales in Colorado and Wyoming
(Image for Wilcox, Kevin) Kevin Wilcox
PhD
Advisor: Alan Knapp
Plant Communities and Ecosystem Sensitivity: Above and Belowground Responses to Fire and Precipitation Regimes