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TWEL Completed Projects

TWEL Completed Projects 

Sara A. Adamczak, MS (2019)
Population Demographics and Diet Variation of the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) in Ohio, USA

Bryce T. Adams, PhD (2018)
Quantifying avian and forest communities to understand interdependencies of ecological systems and inform forest bird conservation

Evan D. Amber, MS (2021)
Evaluating AHDriFT Camera Traps and Traditional Survey Methods for Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) Presence-Absence

Elizabeth M. Ames, PhD (2021)
Linking events across the annual cycle, in a Neotropical migratory songbird of conservation concern, the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)

Gretchen Anchor, MS (2019)
Impacts of Coyotes (Canis latrans) on White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Behavior and Mortality in the Chicago Region

Kelly A. Atchison, MS (2003)
Community structure and behavior of wintering birds in riparian forests: Relationships with landscape matrix, microclimate, and local habitat

Ian J. Ausprey, MS (2010)
Post-fledgling ecology of two songbirds species across a rural-to-urban landscape gradient

Marja H. Bakermans, MS (2003)
Hierarchical habitat selection by the Acadian Flycatcher: Implications for conservation of riparian forests

Marja H. Bakermans, PhD (2008)
Demography of Cerulean Warblers on wintering and breeding grounds

Tara E. Baranowski, MS (2007)
Distribution, abundance and habitat associations of fall- and spring-migrating shorebirds in the southwest Lake Erie Marsh Region

Katharine E. Batdorf, MS (2012)
Distributional changes in Ohio's breeding bird populations and the importance of climate and land cover change

Laura Binkley, MS (2015)
Prevalence of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Salmonella, Cephalosporin-Resistant E. Coli strains in Canada Goose feces at urban and rural sites in central Ohio

Lauren H. Blyth, MS (2014)
The importance of habitat heterogeneity in understanding the effect of forest management practices on salamanders

Aaron T. Boone, MS (2006)
Seasonal interactions between migration and winter in a migratory songbird, the Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)

Kathi L. Borgmann, MS (2002)
Invasion of riparian forests by exotic shrubs: Effects of landscape matrix and implications for breeding birds

Michael G. Brasher, PhD (2009)
Waterfowl migration ecology and multi-species waterbird conservation planning in Ohio

Coree A. Brooks, MS (2015)
Woodlot edge enhancement by edge-feathering for Northern Bobwhites on private lands in southwestern Ohio

Justin L. Brown, MS (2007)
Effect of coyotes on urban Canada geese nest dynamics in the Chicago metropolitan area

Alicia Rae Brunner, MS (2018)
The Winter Ecology and Response to Environmental Change of a Neotropical Migratory Songbird: the Swainson's Warbler

Ashley A. Buchanan, MS (2008)
Habitat selection, movement, and stopover duration of migratory landbirds in the western basin of Lake Erie in northern Ohio

Erin B. Cashion, MS (2011)
Avian use of riparian habitats and the Conservation Reserve Program: Migratory stopover in agri-ecosystems

Gabriel J. Colorado, PhD (2010)
Ecology and conservation of neotropical-nearctic migratory birds and mixed-species flocks in the Andes

Luke W. DeGroote, MS (2006)
Effects of avian hematozoa on behavior and energetic condition of migratory landbirds

Leanna DeJong, MS (2020)
Impacts of Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Removal on the Composition of Avian Assemblages in Rural Riparian Forests

Kaley Donovan, MS (2016)
Songbird Habitat Models on the Landscape-scale in Southeast Ohio’s Public Forestland

Bryant Dossman, MS (2015)
Stopover Departure and Movement Behaviors of Migratory Songbirds

Joni A. Downs, MS (2004)
Population status and habitat utilization of greater sandhill cranes in Ohio

Jared F. Duquette, MS (2008)
Population ecology of badgers (Taxidea taxus) in Ohio

Meaghan Regina Gade, PhD (2021)
Spatial variation in the abundance, demography, and physiology of the montane endemic salamander, Plethodon shermani, and the consequences of climate change

Richard A. Geboy, MS (2006)
Influence of food abundance and cavity visibility on wood duck breeding strategies in natural cavities

Philip Gould, PhD (2021)
Spatial variation in the abundance, trophic ecology, and role of semi-aquatic salamanders in headwater streams

William H. Graser, MS (2008)
The effects of landscape structure on raccoon demographics and disease

Bret M. Graves, MS (2007)
Grassland bird conservation on reclaimed surface mines: Evaluating the influence of vegetation structure on distribution, nest placement and nesting success

Michael Paul Graziano, PhD (2017)
The Role of Forest Composition on Pool-breeding Amphibians: Colonization, Larval Communities, and Connectivity

James Hansen, MS (2019)
Survey Methods and Habitat Associations of Secretive Marsh Birds in Coastal Wetlands of the Western Lake Erie Basin

Stephanie A. Hauver, MS (2008)
The role of genetic relatedness in urban raccoon sociality

Nicole M. Hengst, MS (2021)
Movements and Habitat Relationships of Virginia Rails and Soras within Impounded Coastal Wetlands of Northwest Ohio

Ceciia A. Hennessy, MS (2007)
Mating strategies and pack structure of coyotes in an urban landscape: A genetic investigation

Andrew S. Hoffman, PhD (2021)
Managing forests and understanding social intolerance for Ohio’s declining timber rattlesnakes

Melanie J. Houston, MS (2009)
A quantitative content analysis of attitudes toward wolves in the US and Canadian print news media, 1999-2008

Adam K. Janke, MS (2011)
Survival and habitat use of non-breeding northern bobwhites on private lands in Ohio

Patrick L. Johnson, MS (2012)
Community structure and behavior of wintering birds in riparian forests: Relationships with landscape matrix, microclimate, and local habitat

Benjamin M. Kahler, MS (2013)
Area-sensitivity, landscape habitat associations and distribution of breeding marsh birds within the glaciated region of Ohio, USA

Laura J. Kearns, PhD (2012)
Avian responses to predator communities in fragmented, urbanizing landscapes

Sara Kennedy, MS (2015)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Fawn Survival and Seasonal Movement Patterns of White-tailed Deer and Coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area

Randall T. Knapik, MS (2015)
Survival and covey density of Northern Bobwhites in relation to habitat characteristics and usable space in Ohio

Andrew B. Kniowski, MS (2011)
Summer ecology of the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) in an agriculural landscape

Sarah E. Lehnen, PhD ( 2008)
Demographic responses of shrub-successional birds to patch area and edge

Leandro Lessin, MS (2021)
Factors related to bird collisions with buildings along the coast of Lake Erie

Lionel Leston, MS (2005)
Are urban forests ecological traps for understory birds? An examination with northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Marjorie R. Liberati, MS (2013)
Spring dispersal and breeding ecology of northern bobwhite in southwest Ohio

Andrea M. Lindsay, MS (2008)
Seasonal events and associated carry-over effects in a neotropical migratory songbird: The Yellow Warbler

Lewis L. Lolya, MS (2019)
Assessing Avian Responses to Habitat Management Along Pipeline Right-of-ways in Eastern Ohio

Lauren S. MacDade, MS (2009)
Contribution of emergent aquatic insects to refueling performance in spring migrant landbirds

Jennifer S. Malpass, PhD (2015)
Effects of Food and Vegetation on Breeding Birds and Nest Predators in the Suburban Matrix

Stephen N. Matthews, PhD (2008)
Stopover habitat utilization by migratory landbirds within human modified landscapes of central Ohio

Molly E. McDermott, PhD (2014)
The contribution of agroforestry systems to bird conservation in the Andes

Lana C. Milbern, MS (2020)
Habitat usage of breeding songbirds in urban Columbus, Ohio

Edward L. Moore, Jr., MS (2010)
An index of biotic integrity for macroinvertebrates and salamanders in primary headwater habitat streams in Ohio

Jennifer M. Myers, MS (2023)
Assessing occupancy and functional connectivity of eastern massasaugas (Sistrurus catenatus) across an agricultural-prairie landscape in northern Ohio

Desiree L. Narango, MS (2012)
Causes and consequesnces of urban-associated song variation: A study of vocal behavior in the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Felicity L. Newell, MS (2010)
Avian response to forest management for oak regeneration

Keith Norris, MS (2015)
Body mass dynamics, stopover durations, and habitat conditions for migrant shorebirds in the southwestern Lake Erie marsh region

Tara M. Olson, MS (2003)
Variation in use of managed wetlands by waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds in Ohio

Benjamin J. Padilla, MS (2012)
Avian metapopulation dynamics in an urbanizing landscape

Adam Pettis, PhD (2016)
Assessing Hunting Participation Correlates in Ohio: An Examination of Influences and Scholarship Related to the Pursuit of Wild Game

Donald C. Radcliffe, MS (2019)
Topographic, edaphic, and stand structural factors associated with oak and hickory mortality and maple and beech regeneration in mature forests of Appalachian Ohio

Paul C. Ramey, MS (2005)
Population density and prevalence of rabies virus-neutralizing antibodies in a northern Ohio raccoon population

Katie Robertson, PhD (2018)
Boldness Behavior and Chronic Stress in Free-Ranging, Urban Coyotes (Canis latrans)

Connor J. Rosenblatt, MS (2020)
Integrated Population Modeling of Northern Bobwhite and Co-occupancy with Open-land-Dependent Birds in Southern Ohio

Linnea M. Rowse, MS (2013)
Pathways and consequences of contaminant flux to Acadian Flycatchers (Empidonax virescens) in urbanizing landscapes of Ohio, USA

Melissa J. Santiago, MS (2004)
Conservation of red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) on midwestern golf courses: A case study in Ohio

Debra A. Scott, MS (2007)
The effect of habitat restoration on bats in a metropolis

Stephanie Sforza, MS (2021)
Spatial Analyses of Northern Bobwhite Occupancy and White-tailed Deer Hunter Distribution and Success in Ohio

Daniel P. Shustack, PhD (2008)
Impacts of urbanization on forest bird communities

Alexander Silvis, MS (2011)
The response of bats to shelterwood harvest and prescribed fire

Aaron Skinner, MS (2021)
Using GPS-Tracking to Fill Knowledge Gaps in the Full Annual Cycle of an Elusive Aerial Insectivore in Steep Decline

Kristina Slagle, PhD (2016)
Social and Psychological Drivers of Public Involvement in Large Carnivore Management

David L. Slager, MS (2011)
Spatial ecology and habitat exploration of neotropical migrants during spring migratory stopover

Olivia M. Smith, MS (2015)
Connectivity on Movement, Survival, and Abundance of Northern Bobwhites (Colinus Virginianus) in Ohio 

Jennifer R. Smith-Castro, MS (2008)
Impacts of recreational trails on the nesting success of passerines in a riparian forest system

Melissa Stanger, MS (2022)
Bobcat and coyote management scenarios: evaluating the flexibility of management preferences in probable scenarios

Jason D. Steckel, MS (2003)
Food availability and waterfowl use on mid-migration habitats in central and northern Ohio

Kristie A. Stein, MS (2018)
Filling gaps in the full annual cycle of the Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Jacob N. Straub, MS (2008)
Contribution of wetland and crop plant foods to meet energy needs of spring-migrating waterfowl in the upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes region

Nancy M. Sundell-Turner, MS (2006)
A comparison of landscape based methods for conservation planning

Kevin A. Swanson, MS (2002)
Movements, survival, and habitat relationships of snowshoe hares following release in northeast Ohio

Jennifer L. Thieme, MS (2011)
Behavioral and reproductive consequences of mesopredator activity to grassland birds

Marne A. Titchenell, MS (2007)
The effects of retention harvests on forest structure and bat populations in Ohio oak-hickory forests

Brian Tsuru, MS (2023)
Post-breeding ecology in the Prothonotary Warbler: Evaluating trade-offs between breeding, molt, and migration phenology

Jason T. Tucker, MS (2014)
Movements, habitat selection, and home ranges of greater sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) in Ohio

Annalee McColluh Tutterow, MS (2020)
Prey availability and snake fungal disease as drivers of timber rattlesnake habitat selection across multiple spatial scales

Andrew C. Vitz, MS (2003)
Habitat use of regenerating clearcuts by mature-forest birds during the post-breeding period

Andrew C. Vitz, PhD (2008)
Survivorship and habitat use by juvenile forest birds

Ryan B. Wagner, MS (2023)
Tale of Two Mudpuppy Populations: Impacts of TFM on Ohio’s Second Largest Salamander

Mark J. Wiley, MS (2012)
Usable space and mircohabitat characteristics for bobwhites on private lands in southwestern Ohio

Andrew Wilk, MS (2022)
A Plethodontid Perspective: Responding to Disturbance —From Hourly Weather to Historical Settlement and Modern Fire

Allison K. Williams, MS (2023)
The State of Species Distribution Modeling Efforts for Ixodes scapularis and a Comprehensive Approach to Predict Their Occurrence and Abundance in Ohio, USA

Karen L. Willard, MS (2011)
Local marsh bird habitat associations in the restored and managed wetlands of Ohio

Alison N. Willingham, MS (2008)
Distribution and relative abundance of gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in northeastern Illinois

Evan C. Wilson, MS (2012)
The dynamics of sarcoptic mange in an urban coyote (Canis latrans) population

James R. Wright, MS (2017)
Migration Ecology of a Declining Songbird, the Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

Ashley Wurth, PhD (2018)
Behavior and genetic aspects of boldness and aggression in urban coyotes (Canis latrans)

Sarah H. Young, MS (2014)
Farmer decision making and likelihood to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program

Ryan M. Zajac, MS (2010)
Psychological and geographic components of acceptance for black bears in Ohio

David A. Zuwerink, MS (2001)
Changes in the derivation of mallard harvests from the northern U.S. and Canada, 1966-1998