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.
(2015-01-21)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 ...
Long-term impacts of water quality and climate variability on Illinois River waterway fish assemblages (2014-05-30)The Illinois River has been heavily altered by a range of human activities. Among these, wetlands have been drained, lock and dams constructed, navigation channels maintained, and industrial effluent and sewage discharged. ...
An integrative approach to testing density effects in a migratory songbird, the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (2014-05-30)Animal populations often fluctuate around local carrying capacity through density-dependent processes such as competition, predation, and disease. Once subject to debate, ecologists now recognize density dependence as a ...
(2014-05-30)Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), and silver carp (H. molitrix), are three species of Asian carp that were intentionally introduced into the United States in the 1960s and 70s ...