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.
Competitive interactions and community influences among invasive and native fishes at different spatial scales (2015-01-21)Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) are invasive, filter-feeding planktivores that established in the Mississippi River Basin following their unintentional introduction in the early 1970s. Their subsequent expansion ...
(2015-01-21)Enhanced management of hunting/fishing activities could be attained by understanding factors influencing license sales. Previous studies suggest socioeconomic status significantly influences participation in recreational ...
(2015-01-21)In order to effectively manage and conserve species, it is essential to have a basic understanding of their ecology. Unfortunately, such information is unavailable for most crayfish species, including the two members of ...
Factors influencing hunter recruitment, participation, and retention of male and female hunters in Illinois (2014-09-16)Continued hunting participation is critical to maintain funding for natural resource conservation agencies; however, the hunting population has been decreasing on a national level. During recent decades, the number of ...
(2014-09-16)Electrofishing is one of the most widely used methods to sample fishes in freshwater ecosystems. There was an early consensus that AC electrofishing was more injurious to fishes than DC electrofishing, but this was based ...