Senior Theses and Independent Research

2010
Tim Treuer
Thesis topic TBC
2007
Mikiko Fujiwara
Patterns of Host Affiliation and Codiversification in Euglossine-pollinated Neotropical Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae)
Peter Zee
Plant Defense Pathways Encoding Resistance to Pathogens and Herbivores
2005
Jennifer Davis
The Evolution of Representational Communication in Melipona Stingless Bees
2004
Elizabeth Pringle
Molecular Mechanisms of Three-way Interaction between Plants, Herbivores and Pathogens
2001
James Coleman
Karyotype Evolution and the Phylogeny of the Genus Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) (directed by Nikolai Kandul)
Megan Frederickson
Chemical Ecology of a Neotropical Ant-plant System: Interactions between Cordia nodosa and its Mutualistic Symbionts, Azteca spp. and the Cheater Species, Allomerus demerarae (directed by Douglas Yu)
2000
Tama Suderman
Constructing a Molecular Phylogeny of the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
1999
Ruby Hsu
Mullerian Mimicry and Molecular Convergence: A Comparative Sequence Analysis of a Long-wavelength Sensitive Opsin in Heliconius Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) (directly by Adriana Briscoe)
1998
Douglas Rand
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus Poecilmitis/Chrysoritis (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
1997
Eben Goodale
The Attraction of the Black-capped Chickadaee to the Vocalizations of Other Species Involved in Mixed-species Flocks
David Merrill
Deception in a lycaenid-ant mutualism
Cagan Sekercioglu
The Effect of Logging-based Habitat Modification on the Vegetation Structure and Forest Bird Communities of the Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
Mark Travassos
Calling Caterpillars, Pulsing Pupae: Vibratory Communication in the Common Imperial Blue Butterfly Jalmenus evagoras (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
1996
Andre Mignault
Proposed Genealogical Relatedness among the Butterflies of the Australian Genus Jalmenus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Trinh Quach
An Investigation of Aggregation Patterns of Jalmenus evagoras Larvae Experiencing Varying Levels of Ant Attendance and the Role of Kin Recognition in Larval Aggregation
1995
Michael Blair
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Theclini
1994
Todd Kim
The Construction of a Microsatellite System for Assaying Intracolonial Relatedness in the Termite Zootermopsis nevadensis, and Implications Toward the Evolution of Eusociality (directed by Lisa Vawter)
1993
Carl Bergstrom
The Effects of Multiple Mating Behavior on the Haplotype Meiotic Drive Systems and the Evolution of Sex Chromosomes via Meiotic Drive Systems (directed by David Haig)
1991
Leslie Shenkel
A Behavioral Analysis of the Defense Provided by the Attendant Ants of the Lycaenid Hemiargus isola (directed by Diane Wagner)
1989
John Braverman
DNA Sequence Variation and Evolutionary Radiation in the Australian Genus Jalmenus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Robin Carper
The Effects of Varying Levels of Ant Attendance on the Aggregation Behavior and Survivorship of Larvae of Jalmenus evagoras (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
1988
Belinda Chang
Two Determinants of Female Fecundity in Jalmenus evagoras (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Francine Laden
Host Plant Effects: Can Species Differences in Host Plants Influence the Attractiveness of Lycaenid Butterflies to Ants?
Jay Evan
Ants: Their Colony Dynamics and Interactions with Plants
LeeAnn Jackson
Adult Butterfly Resources: The Nutritional Significance of Alternative Foraging Behavior in Lepidoptera
1987
Thomas G. Stanley
The Effects of Flock Size and Time of Day on the Vigilance Behavior of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura L.)
Douglas Yu
Sex Ratio Exploitation: The Evolution of Polygyny in Ants
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