TWEL Completed Projects

TWEL Completed Projects 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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