• Conservation biogeography of lotic fishes in the Missouri and Colorado River basins 

    Pierce, Landon Lee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    To improve our understanding of lotic fish ecology and improve conservation efforts, I 1) identified potentially ecologically important tributaries (PEITs) and evaluated their effects on fish assemble structure, 2) evaluated ...
  • Decision-making and demography of greater white-fronted geese 

    Cunningham, Stephanie A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI--COLUMBIA AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) are Arctic-nesting waterfowl with breeding ranges distributed throughout the Arctic. Due to ...
  • Habitat associations and distributions of endemic crayfish in the Meramec River drainage 

    Chilton, Joe (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Freshwater crayfish are one of the most threatened taxa in the world. They are considered keystone or dominant species in freshwater ecosystems for ...
  • An investigation of urban bat ecology in Baltimore, Maryland 

    Carpenter, Ela Sita (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    In North America, bats are a taxon of concern that play an important role in insect control, and their response to urbanization varies. I wanted to discover if evaluating environmental and socioeconomic variables present ...
  • Spatial and disease ecology of the plains spotted skunk 

    Higdon, Summer Danielle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius) is a species of conservation concern across much of its range in the eastern U.S. due to a range-wide population decline that began in the 1940s. The reason for the decline ...