This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans from 2003 to the present. Older dissertations and theses and some documents from this time period that have not been digitized can be located through the UNO Library online catalog: http://library.uno.edu/

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Size-dependent patterns of reproductive investment in the North American invasive plant species Triadica sebifera (L.) Small (Euphorbiaceae), Courtney H. Babin

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Negative Regulation of Haa1 by Casein Kinase I protein Hrr25 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Morgan Collins

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Mechanisms of Invasion and Competition in Anolis sagrei and Anolis carolinensis lizards in southeastern Louisiana, Jessica R. Edwards

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Characterization of genes involved in phycobiliprotein biosynthesis in Fremyella diplosiphon and Thermosynechococcus elongatus, Christina M. Kronfel

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Determining the pollination mechanism of a problematic invasive species in the Gulf South: Triadica sebifera, Jennifer Wester Clark

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Comparing Methods of Euthanasia and Gill Culture for Hypoxia Research on the Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis, Kristina M. Farragut

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Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution of Snakes, Alex Figueroa

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Purification and characterization of antibodies against killifish HIF-1α, Janet Gonzalez-Rosario

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The origin and expansion of the eastern red fox, Adrienne Egge Kasprowicz

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Habitat suitability modeling for the Mississippi Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis pulla, Linda C. Salande

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The effects of forest age and management on bee communities of production forests in the southern United States, Robinson Sudan

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Territoriality and Spatial Structure in the Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis, William D. Weber Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Restoration of a wet longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) savanna in southeast Louisiana: Burning toward reference conditions, Alex K. Entrup

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Role of Ime4 Protein in PHO Regulon of S.cerevisiae., Jenisha Ghimire

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Chasin’ Tail in Southern Alabama: Delineating Programmed and Stimulus-driven Grooming in Odocoileus virginianus, Kyle Heine

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Characterization and Transplantation of Felid Spermatogonial Stem Cells, Robin H. Powell

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A Novel Transcription Factor in Arabidopsis thaliana Abiotic Stress Response, Achira S. Weerathunga Arachchilage

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Comparative Biology of Three Species of Costa Rican Haeterini, Laura Alexander

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Phylogenetics and Mating System Evolution in the Southern South American Valeriana (Valerianaceae), Lauren A. Gonzalez

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Arthropod Abundance and Diversity in Restored Longleaf Pine Savannas at Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve, Cara B. Nighohossian

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Identification Of The Transcriptional Co-Repressor Complex And Its Functions In Arabidopsis thaliana, Barsha Shrestha

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Study on the Regulation of Amino Acids and Glucose Sensing Pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Mengying Chiang

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Statistical and Comparative Phylogeography of Mexican Freshwater Taxa in Extreme Aquatic Environments, Lyndon M. Coghill

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Transcriptional co-repressor response of Arabidopsis thaliana to different abiotic stress, Bhuwan Guragain

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Validation of Antibodies Used to Study Hypoxia Inducible Factors in Two Species of Fundulus, Jenna D. Hill

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Characterization of cpeY and cpeZ mutants in Fremyella diplosiphon strain UTEX 481, Christina M. Kronfel

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The Effects of Ecological Context and Individual Characteristics on Stereotyped Displays in Male Anolis carolinensis, Catherine Policastro

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Effects of Prescribed Burns on Grassland Breeding Birds at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Elizabeth A. Ruffman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Localization and Mutational Analysis of the Nuclear and Aggregation-Prone Ime4 Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Patricia M. Dehon

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Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of Ara h 3, a Major Peanut Allergen, Cathryn E. Garvey

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Phylogenetic Relationships and Character Evolution of the Neotropical Butterfly Genus Hamadryas (Nymphalidae: Biblidinae), Ivonne J. Garzon

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Comparative Phylogeography of Central African Duikers Using Non-invasive Sampling Methods, Stephan Ntie

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Evolution of Nuclear Integrations of the Mitochondrial Genome in Great Apes and their Potential as Molecular Markers, Ivan D. Soto-Calderon

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Patterns of protein expression in tissues of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus and Fundulus grandis, Naga Vijayalaxmi Abbaraju

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Identification and characterization of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of different phycobiliproteins in cyanobacteria, Avijit Biswas

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The Regulation of NAP4 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Denise Capps

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Evolutionary Relationships Among Duiker Antelope (Bovidae: Cephalophinae), Anne Johnston

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Factors That Affect Harem Stability in a Feral Horse (Equus caballus) Population on Shackleford Banks island, NC, Jessa Madosky

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Habitat Characteristics Affecting Site Occupation in Wintering Henslow’s Sparrows at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Mary E. Nicholson

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Determining biological roles of four unique Vernicia fordii acyl-CoA Binding Proteins, Steven Pastor

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Metabolism and cryo-sensitivity of domestic cat (Felis catus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) spermatozoa, Kimberly Terrell

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Use of environmental variables to infer gene flow and population structure in the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) and predict the seroprevalence of an emerging infectious disease, Rachel Wallace Clostio

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Sources of Nest Failure in Mississippi Sandhill Cranes, Grus canadensis pulla: Nest Survival Modeling and Predator Occupancy, Rose Butler

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Using PCR Amplification and Genetic Sequence Analysis of 18S rRNA Genes to Survey the Microbial Diversity and Distribution of Eukaryotic Microbes Inhabiting Two Thermo-acidic Streams in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Robert Harvey Jr.

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Evaluation of the Genetic Management of the Endangered Mississippi Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pulla), Jessica Renee Henkel

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Characterization of Slr1098, a Protein with Similarity to the Bilin Lyase Subunit CpcE from the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Kali Hicks

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Enhanced Blue Crab Predation on Rangia Clams after Exposure to Hypoxia, Ann C. Howard

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Effects of a putative Reb1 protein binding site on IME4 sense and antisense transcription and sporulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Milele Ramsay

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Post-translational Regulation of Plant Fatty Acid Desaturases as Expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Linda Bourassa

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The effects of the invasive exotic Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera) on amphibians and aquatic invertebrates, Norman Leonard

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Effects of interspecific competition, salinity, and hurricanes on the success of an invasive fish, the Rio Grande cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus), O. Thomas Lorenz

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Abundance and Distribution of Early Life Stage Blue Crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in Lake Pontchartrain, Lissa Lyncker

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Responses of a Louisiana oligohaline marsh plant community to nutrient loading and disturbance, Danielle Meert

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Regulation of Volume by Spermatozoa and Its Significance for Conservation Biology, Jennifer Barfield

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Historical Land Fragmentation and its Effects on Genetic Diversity and Parasitism of Island Populations of Podarcis erhardii (Lacertidae, Reptilia), Heather Hurston

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Chemical, Toxicological, and Microbial Characterization of New Orleans Sediments Following Hurricane Katrina, Andrea Liebl

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Effects of habitat degradation on the evolutionary dynamics of populations in a rainforest cycad (Gymnospermae), Cristina Lopez-Gallego

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Assessment of Growth Response and Patterns of Biomass Allocation by Panicum hemitomon Schultes: Implications for Thick-mat Floating Marsh Creation and Restoration, C. Ellery Mayence

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Identification and Characterization of Enzymes Involved in Post-translational Modifications of Phycobiliproteins in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Crystal Miller

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Analysis of Oocyte Quality in the Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta), Stephanie Nichols

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Engineering Saccharomyces ceresisiae for the Secretion of an Extracellular Lipase, Gaynelle Stewart

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Natural history of the pichi (Zaedyus pichiy) in Mendoza Province, Argentina, Mariella Superina

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Short and Long-term Changes in the Fish Assemblages of Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana, Jeffrey M. Van Vrancken

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The decline of Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri) in southern Louisiana: molecular genetics, field experiments and landscape studies, Laura Sanders Vogel

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Characterization of Enzymes Involved in Bilin Attachment to Allophycocyanin in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, Shervonda Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Salamander Mating Behaviors and Their Consequences for Individuals and Populations, Dean Croshaw

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Purification of Global Regulator, Spx, and RNA Polymerase from Staphylococcus aureus for Use in In Vitro Transcription of Redox Genes, Jane McBride

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Transformation of Gossypium hirsutum and Gossypium barbadense by Rhizobium rhizogenes: Hairy root induction and gossypol production, Stephanie Moss

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Identification and Characterization of a New Class of Bilin Lyases in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, Nicolle Saunée

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The Ecology of the Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog (Rana Sevosa) and a Common Congener, the Southern Leopard Frog (Rana Sphenocephala), Nicole Thurgate

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Artificial Reef Performance in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Kelly Whitmore

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Cloning and Characterization of Two ROP/RAC G-Proteins from Gossypium Hirsutum, Nicole Asprodites

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Chloroplast Biotechnology in Higher Plants: Expressing Antimicrobial Genes in the Plastid Genome, Tracey Ruhlman

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The Biology of Spaeroma Terebrans in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana with Emphasis on Burrowing, Laura Lee Wilkinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Tests of Adaptive Coloration Hypotheses for Madtom (Notorus) Catfishes (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae), Amanda Stokes