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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Characterization of the Sak kinase interaction with cyclin B1 and Gadd45a, Bing Wu

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Jacking in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha ): environmental and genotypic effects on life history strategy, William Brent Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Effective communication in tropical forests: Song transmission and the singing behaviour of Rufous-and-white Wrens (Thryothorus rufalbus), Nicole Kristen Barker

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The form and function of coordinated vocal signalling in a cooperatively breeding Neotropical songbird, the Rufous-naped Wren ( Campylorhynchus rufinucha), David William Bradley

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Honest advertisement and mutual mate choice in the royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus), Jessica Lauren Cuthbert

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Examining the effect of Plk4/Sak levels on the transcript profiles of other genes, Alan James Morettin

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Evaluation of the larval endoparasitoid Campoletis sonorensis Cameron (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) as a biocontrol agent of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Henry Murillo

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The Role of Cortisol in Breast Cancer Initiation and Progression, Jenna C. Ritchie

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Response of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) to food odours, Gayathri S. Sreedharan

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Bioacoustic monitoring tools and their application in assessing whether Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Campephilus principalis) persist in Florida, Kyle Avery Swiston

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Zoobenthic community composition and chironomidae (diptera) mouthpart deformities as indicators of sediment contamination in the Lake Huron-Lake Erie Corridor of the Laurentian Great Lakes, Jian Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The effects of petroleum coke amendments on macrophytes and aquatic invertebrates in northern Alberta, Canada constructed wetlands, Leanne F. Baker

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Auditory development and multi-sensory integration in the round goby, Neogobius melanostomus, Andrea Jane Belanger

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Population genetic structure and temporal stability at the northern range boundary of the Greenside Darter (Etheostoma blennioides )., Courtney Lynn Beneteau

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The role of Plk4 in DNA damage pathways and entry into mitosis., Sepal Bonni

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Identification of Plk4 interacting partners and establishment of Plk4 stable cell lines., Melissa Lauren Ganuelas

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Spy1 role in mammary gland development and tumorigenesis, Azadeh Golipour

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Organization and evolution of information within eukaryotic genomes., Matthew Graham Links

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Sak and its potential role in the DNA damage response., Steven Petrinac

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Countersinging interactions in black-capped chickadee neighbourhoods: Graded aggressive signals and communication networks, Lauren Patricia Reed

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The characterization of a 21 kDa protein in the brine shrimp, Artemia franciscana, as a Group 1 late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) protein., Michelle Ann Sharon

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Acoustic communication modalities of the round goby ( Neogobius melanostomus)., Patricia A. Speares

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Connectivity among populations of bicolor damselfish ( Stegastes partitus) along the Mesoamerican barrier reef., Roger James Thiessen

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Characterization of cathepsin L genes and their cDNAs in the brine shrimp, Artemia franciscana., Jian Ping Cao

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The neural connectivity of olfactory bulb regions in ovulated female lampreys (Petromyzon marinus)., Steven Chang

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Transcriptional differences between triploid and diploid Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) during live pathogen challenge., Benjamin Ching

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Genetic diversity of Gleditsia triacanthos, honey locust across its North American range., Mirabela Hali

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Inheritance and expression in diploid and triploid Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Segregation distortion at the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and microsatellite loci, Sara Jamieson

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Defining critical habitat requirements for a Canadian 'species at risk' Opuntia humifusa., Maimoona Sahar Moeen

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Studies on the population dynamics of the invasive aquatic macrophyte Trapa natans, European water chestnut, as applied to controlling range expansion and rate of spread in the Great Lakes., Elizabeth Powles

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The evolutionary history and ecology of Telmatherina in Lake Matano: An example of adaptive radiation in an ancient lake., Denis Roy

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Investigation of the molecular mechanism involved in Lactate dehydrogenase gene expression during stage conversion in Toxoplasma gondii., Ghazala Shamim

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Factors influencing the distribution and abundance of the coral reef fish Chromis cyanea., Mitchell R. Smith

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Combining phylogenetic rarity with species distribution and abundance for conservation: Applying the 'calculus of biodiversity' in Canadian butterflies., Lisa A. Tulen

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Spatially explicit null models in biogeography: Toward a multi-scale understanding of the niche., Jeremy VanDerWal

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Sediments as a dispersal vector of aquatic invertebrates: An estimation of propagule pressure associated with 'no ballast on board' vessels, Sarah A. Bailey

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Population dynamics of age-0 walleye in western Lake Erie., Sarah E. H. Bartnik

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Fish indicators of anthropogenic stress at Great Lakes coastal margins: Multimetric and multivariate approaches., Yakuta Bhagat

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Floristics and taxonomy of the endemic diatom flora of the ancient Malili Lakes, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia., Andrew J. Bramburger

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Genetic diversity among walleye (Sander vitreus) populations in inland Ontario: Relationships with life history traits., Christopher J. Cena

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An investigation of the use of otolith microchemistry to discriminate reef fish populations and assess the movement of individuals., Paul M. Chittaro

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Distribution of bioavailable organic contaminants in the lower food web of morphologically distinct freshwater lakes., Harold J. Hagen

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Fish-habitat associations in shallow Canadian waters of the Detroit River., Nicolas W. R. Lapointe

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Characterization of the gene encoding cathepsin L-associated protein from Artemia franciscana and its expression during development, Li Qian Liu

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Comparison of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis ) growth in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario., Chelsey E. Lumb

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Importance of dispersal in coral reef fishes., Camilo Mora

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Patch- and regional-level population biology, with particular reference to Gleditsia triacanthos (Fabaceae): Landscape and plant ecology across the geographic range., Helen T. Murphy

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Sound localization and auditory response capabilities in the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)., Audrey Katharina Rollo

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Role of Xenopus laevis integrin linked kinase (XILK) during early development., Sharareh (Sherry) Savari

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Why are salmon eggs red? An investigation of the benefits of red carotenoid-based pigmentation in the eggs and offspring of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Selene Tracy Tyndale

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Olfactory biology of two vertebrate species: Central projection of a subpopulation of olfactory sensory neurons in the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and the production of putative reproductive pheromone(s) in the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus), Wesley J. Arbuckle

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Bioturbation by Hexagenia larvae (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae) and its implications for sediment suspension in Lake Erie., Andre M. Bachteram

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Interspecific hybridization between sympatric coastal cutthroat and coastal rainbow/steelhead trout on Vancouver Island, British Columbia: A conservation and evolutionary examination., Corwyn Matthew Bettles

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Population genetic structure in coral reef fish: Spatial and temporal genetic patterns of the bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus), Russell Ian Hepburn

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Role of Xenopus Pitx3 during early development., Farhad Khosrow Shahian

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The effects of hydrogen peroxide and the involvement of the cysteine proteases in the life cycle of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, and the acid-activatable proteases of Acanthamoeba castellanii., Kashif Z. Kirmani

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Secondary sexual dimorphism in Gleditsia triacanthos , honey locust, at local and regional levels., Nancy I. Macdonald

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Characterization of mammalian WDR1 during dynamic actin rearrangement events., Tenley E. Noone

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Quantitative biomonitoring of polychlorinated biphenyls in the Detroit River using the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata., Sarah Margret O'Rourke

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Effects of temperature, emergence date, and plasticity on embryo and nymphal development in three mayfly (Hexagenia limbata) populations., Ajay K. Sharma

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Characterization of Drosophila integrin linked kinase., Marianne Stevens

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Effects of habitat on the recruitment variation of coral reef fishes., Paolo Usseglio

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Role of xARX2 in Xenopus brain development., Marian Wolanski

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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An electro-olfactogram investigation of the responses of female round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) to conspecific odours and putative sex pheromones., Andrea Jane Belanger

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The impacts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) apoptosis regulation., Christopher Ronald Lindholm Busch

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Propagule pressure: A null model for biological invasions., Robert I. Colautti

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Primary production and phytoplankton dynamics in western Lake Erie., Mark Alan John. Fitzpatrick

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The relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and the distribution of a nonindigenous species, Echinogammarus ischnus Stebbing, 1898 (Amphipoda: Gammaridae), at Great Lakes coastal margins, MiSun Kang

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Factors regulating biomass and contaminant uptake by round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) in western Lake Erie., Victoria Ann. Lee

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Zoobenthic succession in constructed wetlands of the Fort McMurray oil sands region: Developing a measure of zoobenthic recovery (Alberta)., Christel Lynn. Leonhardt

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Characterization of a novel human CAP2 interacting protein: Neuronal calcium binding protein 1 (Necab1)., Emilio P. Mottillo

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Effects of land-use patterns and land ownership on biodiversity in the natural areas of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve (Ontario)., Rosamonde Ellen. Page

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Enhancing the yield of target tissue and secondary metabolites in Calendula officinalis L., a medicinal plant., Christie Lynn. Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Morphology and histochemistry of the peripheral olfactory organ and behavioural responses by the round goby, Neogobius melanostomus , to putative pheromones and conspecific extracts., Rachelle Marie. Belanger

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Bimodal return distribution in a northern population of salmon: Genetic, life history, and habitat analysis of adult and juvenile sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)., Elizabeth Kathleen. Fillatre

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Morphological and physiological studies of the primary olfactory pathway in the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus: Spatial organization of discrete glomerular subsets and the development of functional imaging for monitoring glomerular activity., Andrea. Frontini

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Secondary production, trophic position, and potential for accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in predatory Diptera in four wetlands of the Athabasca oil sands, Alberta, Canada., Kevin Dean Ganshorn

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Use of calcified structures for stock discrimination in Great Lakes walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)., Kevin James. Hedges

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Patterns of habitat, microhabitat, and body size distribution in a lizard assemblage., Sarah Elizabeth. James

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Interspecific interactions between mayflies (Hexagenia ) and midges (Chironomus)., Wes. Plant

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Cultivation of medicinal plants in greenhouse hydroponics., Dana. Simeunovic

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Modelling the spread of the spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in inland lakes in Ontario using gravity models and GIS., Julianna. Borbely

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Plant community responses to habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic degradation in the littoral forests of southeastern Madagascar., Marc William. Cadotte

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Use of otolith microstructure to examine growth of young-of-year yellow perch (Perca flavescens): Linking diet to growth., Alec Reid. Dale

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Pesticide-induced immunosuppression in northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens)., Mary-Kate. Gilbertson

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Extracellular serine protease activity among selected members of the Saprolegniales: Potential role in pathogenicity., Stephen Charles. Kales

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Characterization and subcellular localization of the human BAT3 protein., Steven Todd. Manchen

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The roles of actin tyrosine phosphorylation and cellulose during dormancy and germination of various Dictyostelium discoideum mutants., Tracy Lynn. Marr

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Predation by the exotic cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi on the zooplankton community of Lake Ontario., Kerry Neil. McPhedran

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The molecular chaperone (hsp70) and its potential roles during dormancy and germination of Dictyostelium discoideum spores; correlation with action tyrosine phosphorylation., David Nicholas. Cervi

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Role of the paired-like gene Pitx1 in Xenopus head development., Wing Yean. Chang

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The effects of spatial scale on the structure of coral reef fish populations and assemblages., Paul M. Chittaro

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Comparative hatching, growth, and overwinter survival of age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens Mitchill) in temperate lakes of the Great Lakes Basin., Dean Gregory. Fitzgerald

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Exposure dynamics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in the food web of western Lake Erie and the Detroit River., Sarah Beth. Gewurtz

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Spatial dynamics and community structure in coral reef fishes (family Labridae)., Katherine Martha May. Jones

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Sexual reproduction and population genetics of the clonal dioecious macrophyte Vallisneria americana Michx., Cynthia. Lokker

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Further characterization of the large subunit of the major embryonic Artemia franciscana cysteine protease., Ervin. Pullumbi

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Effects of trace enrichment in cobble streams and rivers on the aquatic midge (Diptera: Chironomidae)., Erin Olivia. Swansburg

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Aquatic invertebrates in wetlands of the oil sands region of northeast Alberta, Canada, with emphasis on Chironomidae (Diptera)., Mark Patrick. Whelly

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Quantifying toxicological stress in amphibians: The influence of hydrophobicity on PAH and PCB elimination rates in northern leopard frogs (Rana pipens)., Barbara Franciszka. Wojtaszek