Biology Student Showcase

Students examine plants in the greenhouse

We are proud to showcase theses and the students who completed them to earn their master’s degrees. Some of the current theses completed are listed below:

Identification of Genes from the Poxvirus of a Parasitoid Wasp
Steven Alexander Smith
(Spring 2018)

Riparian Vegetation and the Soil Seed Bank Five Years after Dam Removal on the Elwha River, Washington
Cody C. Thomas
(Spring 2018)

The Source of Excess Nutrients to Pine Draw, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Henry Price
(Spring 2018)

Vegetation Community Development After Dam Removal on the Elwha River
Olivia A. Morgan
(Spring 2018)

Monitoring the Influx of Marine-Derived Nitrogen and Characterizing Soil Food Webs of Riparian Zones of the Elwha River Watershed, WA, USA
Wendal R. H. Kane
(Spring 2018)

The Bi-directional Relationship Between Gut Microbiota and Autoimmunity
Trevor O. Kirby
(Spring 2018)

Vocalizations Influence Roost-Site Selection in Overwintering Cavity-Nesting Birds in Eastern Washington
Shelby M. Hunter
(Spring 2018)

Patterns of Variation in the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community of the Upper Columbia River, WA
Sarah J. Hindle
(Spring 2018)

Characterizing the Early Stages of a Novel Host Shift Using Host Fitness and Metabolomics
Emily K. Hendrix
(Spring 2018)

Impacts of Temperature on Life History Traits of Invasive Eastern Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Kaeli Alexis Davenport
(Spring 2018)