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Recent Biology Graduate Student Thesis Research

  • Nathan Elrod (2015) - The use of silver nanoparticles to develop a Tacaribe virus vaccine in mice.
  • Erica Hammond (2015) - Assessment of various dairy cattle manure-based media for laboratory rearing of stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.).
  • Kelly Hammond (2015) - Aqueous plant extracts effect on Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) development.
  • Kryztal Medina-Torres (2015) - Taxonomic and functional changes in the metacommunity structure of stream-fish assemblages in Texas from 1988 - 2009.
  • Jacob Owen (2015) - Ecological studies of squamate reptiles in northeastern Swaziland.
  • Caitlin Pyle (2015) – The initiation of a long term mammal survey at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, Strawn, Texas.
  • Wesley Wiegreffe (2015) - Territorial and nesting site characteristics of two members of the family Cardinalidae in the Texas Cross Timbers.
  • Kristen Barnaby (2013) - Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the presence of inhibitory bacteria amongst anuran species of eastern Texas.
  • Timothy Huebner (2013) - Population genetics of native and introduced populations of Harris mud crabs, Rhithropanopeaus harrisii, in Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Callie Price (2013) - Spatial and temporal distributions of the spinose ear tick. Otobius megnini, within animal shelters at Fossil rim Wildlife Center.
  • Allison Love (2012) - Hybridization between blacktail and red shiner in the Bosque and Paluxy Rivers.
  • Jeremy Munz (2012) - Reproductive ecology of cyprinids in the Paluxy River, Texas: an assemblage wide examination.
  • Lee Richardson (2012) - Distribution and hybridization of eastern and western lineages of the cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus, in Arkansas.
  • Kelly Hibbeler (2012) - Variation in glassy-winged sharpshooter abundance inside and outside of vineyards in Central Texas.
  • Paige Cowley (2012) - A two year flora and survey for rare species at Tarleton State University’s Hunewell Ranch, Erath County, TX. 
  • Ben Stevens (2012) - Diversity of the bacterial Genus Bartonella in the cotton rat (Sigmodon).
  • Blake Myers (2011) - Development of a high throughput assay for genotyping Xylella fastidiosa subspecies using multiplex PCR.
  • Stephanie Painter (2011) - Using quantitative PCR (qPCR) to investigate a potential correlation between populations of the pathogenic amoeba Naegleria fowleri and the bacterium Escherichia coli within Lake Granbury, Texas.
  • Ashley Kozora (2011) - Assessing the population genetic structure of Geomys arenarius using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP).
  • Karla Stone (2011) - Spatial and temporal variation in fish assemblage structure in the Paluxy River.
  • David Davis (2010) - The effect of blood sampling on fledging success in White-eyed Vireo nestlings.
  • Jessica Castaneda-Gill (2009) - Multilocus melt typing of Xylella fastidiosa subspecies using real-time PCR.
  • Jonathan King (2009) - Development and characterization of a Xylella fastidiosa strain collection.
  • Terry Johnson (2008) - Population genetics of the Texas mouse, Peromyscus attwateri.
  • Samuel Kieschnick (2008) - Assessing population genetic structure of Baird's pocket gopher (Geomys breviceps) with amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP).