Dissertations and Theses - Prairie Research Institute
Dissertations and theses authored by staff of the Prairie Research Institute, and dissertations and theses for which the Doctoral Committee Chair, Doctoral Director of Research, or Masters Advisor was a staff member of the Institute, or one of its member Divisions, the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, or Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.
(2015-11-11)Global climate change is expected to alter seawater conditions and marine ecosystems. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that sea surface pH will decrease by 0.06 - 0.32 pH units and temperature ...
(2015-07-16)While there has been much research on the mating behaviors of birds, most attention has focused on elaborate and/or conspicuous mating displays, such as diurnal songs, ornaments, or mating dances. Much less attention has ...
(2015-07-21)Island systems serve as important models for studies of evolutionary processes and speciation. The Hawaiian Island group is one of the most isolated island chains in the world, and many groups of insects have undergone ...
(2015-07-14)Collectively, black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus and white crappie P. annularis make up important harvest-oriented sport fisheries across North America, especially in the Midwest. Over the past several decades, the major ...
(2015-07-20)Invasive bighead (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) and silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) have become established throughout much of the Mississippi River basin. In many areas, these two species comprise a significant ...