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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Habitat Preference of Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico: An Analysis at Multiple Scales, Theresa Lorraine McInnes

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Systematics of Longhorned Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Eugenio Hernán Nearns

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Molecular characterization of the freshwater snail Physella acuta., Journey R. Nolan

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Regulation of hydraulic function and consequences for drought-related mortality in mature woody plants, Jennifer Plaut

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Sympatric speciation is reinforced by predation, parasite load, reproductive character displacement, and sexual selection in two species flocks of pupfish (Cyprinodon spp), Rhiannon West

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Historical and topographic drivers of tropical insular diversity: comparative phylogeography of Eleutherodactylus antillensis and E. portoricensis, two ecologically distinctive frogs of the Puerto Rican Bank, Brittany Barker

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The role of geological history, topography, and environmental heterogeneity in the diversification of an endemic Andean radiation : the Metallura hummingbirds, Phred Benham

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Pattern and process in metabolic ecology : from biotic interactions to cultural diversity gradients, William Burnside

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Diversification in Andean tit-tyrants (Aves, Tyrannidae), Shane DuBay

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Energy development and conservation of sympatric wildlife : new approaches to meet growing challenges, William Dunn

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Pollination ecology of Agave palmeri in New Mexico, and landscape use of Leptonycteris nivalis in relation to Agaves, Angela E. England

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Effects of climate change upon birds in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, HariNamSimran Kaur Khalsa

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Effects of global change on savanna grassland ecosystems, Sally Koerner

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The contribution of young-of-year fishes to aquatic food web dynamics in an arid-land river system (Rio Grande, New Mexico), Corey Krabbenhoft

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Reproductive phenology of fishes of the Rio Grande, New Mexico : a genes-to-community approach, Trevor James Krabbenhoft

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Variation and organization in social behavior : infectious disease and human intergroup conflict and warfare; and the organization of foraging behavior in harvester ants, Kenneth Letendre

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Identification of the wings apart transcriptional unit in Drosophila melanogaster, Ginny Morriss

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Linking environment to ecology in arid land consumers : two case studies, Ian W. Murray

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Genetic diversity, local differentiation, and adaptive evolution in introduced populations of the invasive plant Isatis tinctoria L. (Brassicaceae), Heather L. Simpson

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The effects of precipitation variability on C4 photosynthesis, net primary production and soil respiration in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland, Michell Thomey

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Spectral densities and coherence of NM hydrology; NM decomposition analysis; Quantifying science education, Jennifer L. Tichy

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Sharing Science: A Study on the Effects of Informal Science Education Outreach with Elementary Students, Martha Jo Vargas, Diane L. Marshall, and Teresa E. Sheldahl

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Lymphocyte evolution and ontogeny in non-eutherian mammals, Xinxin Wang

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Effects of translocation and climatic events on the population genetic structure of black bears in New Mexico, Frederic Winslow

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The effect of increased growth temperature on mid-day and mid-night CO2 fluxes in Populus deltoides, Rachel Zulick

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Infectious disease and the worldwide distribution of IQ, Christopher Eppig

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Lateralization of the developing rat hippocampal formation, Amanda Gross

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Transcriptional analysis of Schistosoma mansoni treated with sub-lethal doses of the anthelmintic drug praziquantel, Jarrett Hines-Kay

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Mammalian diversification across the Holarctic: spatiotemporal evolution in response to environmental change, Andrew G. Hope

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Stable isotopes provide insight into the use of wildlife water developments by resident and migrant birds in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Theresa Hyde

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Substratum interfacial energetic effects on the attachment of marine bacteria, Linnea Ista

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Allometric scaling and metabolic ecology of microorganisms and major evolutionary transitions, Jordan G. Okie

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Divergence in the ecology of two species of Gambusia in secondary contact, Daniella M. Swenton

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From growth to extinction : explored by life history and metabolic theory, Zuo Wenyun

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Tracing Deuterium through the food web and into Birds and Mammals along an elevational gradient in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Matthew Baumann

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NF-κB translocation in response to different LPS chemotypes in murine macrophages, Elizabeth Carles

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High-throughput genomic/proteomic studies : finding structure and meaning by similarity, George Sidney Davidson

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Dispersal, facilitation, and burrow architecture in banner-tailed kangaroo rats, Andrew Edelman

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Always read the introduction : integrating regulatory and coding sequence evolution in yeast, Annette Evangelisti

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Female perception of testeronized male facial images : evidence of a co-evolutionary tradeoff responsive to conditions for both competition and cooperation, Melissa Franklin

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The spatial ecology of Galapagos tortoises and New Mexico's reptiles, Jacek Tomasz Giermakowski

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Respiratory physiology during gravidity in Crotaphytus collaris and Gambelia wislizenii, Casey Gilman

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Molecular phylogenetic investigation of microbial diversity and nitrogen cycling in lava tubes, Jennifer Jane Marshall Hathaway

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Genome architecture in the fungal kingdom, Antonio Diego Martinez

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Habitat variables, mammal interactions, and recovery approaches important to a rare, New Mexican butterfly, Euphydryas anicia cloudcrofti (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), Julie McIntyre

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The isotopic composition of Light-Enhanced Dark Respiration (LEDR) in C3 and C4 plants, Susan Mirabal

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Biogeography of alien vertebrates in the Galapagos Islands : patterns, processes, and conservation implications, Reese Brand Phillips

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Temporal dynamics and spatial analysis of competing dengue 2 virus strains in the Americas, Stacy O'Neil Scholle

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Comparison of microbial communities on roots, ceilings and floors of two lava tube caves in New Mexico, Jessica Snider

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Nutrient cycling in impacted stream ecosystems: from microbes to watersheds, David van Horn

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The effect of plant source location on restoration success: a reciprocal transplant experiment with winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), Melanie Barnes

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Environmental regulation of carbon isotope discrimination and internal CO2 conductance in C3 leaves, Christopher Bickford

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Description of Thermonectus nigrofasciatus and Rhantus binotatus (Coleoptera:Dytiscidae) mating behavior, Lauren Cleavall

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The role of spatial and genetic modeling to biogeography., Dolly Crawford

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Transient de-coupling of photosynthesis and stomatal conductance in response to leaf primary vein cut in Helianthus annuus, Laura Elizabeth Green

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Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Elytroleptus (Dugés) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae:Cerambycinae:Trachyderini), Traci Lee Grzymala

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The effects of stream discharge and channelization on the macroinvertebrate community in a semi-arid landscape, Thomas Kennedy

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The physiological ecology and evolution of freezing tolerance in diploid Larrea sp., Juliana Medeiros

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Statistical methods in microarrays and high-throughput flow cytometry, Osorio Meirelles

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Controls on microbial community structure in thermal environments : exploring bacterial diversity and the relative influence of geochemistry and geography, Kendra Renee Mitchell

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Current and Historical Aquatic Food Webs of the Middle Rio Grande, NM, Melanie S. Edwards

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The Galapagos Giant Tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus) and the Spread of Invasive Plants, Anne D. Schultz

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Potential Influences of Biotic and Abiotic Factors on Patterns of Activity in Galapagos Snakes: Locomotory Performance or Prey Abundance?, Marco A. Altamirano

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Climatic and geomorphic controls on semi-fluvial ecosystems, Max Aldon Crocker Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Community Structure of the Arthropods of Carlsbad Cavern Emphasizing Raphidophoridae of the Genus Ceuthophilus, Diana Northup

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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The Behavioral Ecology Of The Cooperatively Breeding Harris' Hawk In Southeastern New Mexico, James Cary Bednarz

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Hybridization In Black-Capped (Parus Atricapillus) And Mountain (P. Gambeli) Chickadees In The Middle Rio Grande Valley Of New Mexico, William Harkness Howe

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Biochemical variation of the desert tortoise, Gopherus Agassizi, Randy Dean Jennings

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Unequal Sex Ratios In An Unhunted Mule Deer Population In New Mexico, Pamela Cotton

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Clinical Identification Of Mycobacteria Using Character Order Separation Theory, Mary Beth Frankenfeld

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Distribution Of Plutonium In Beagle Dog Liver, Jeffery M. Gearhart

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Host Plant Preference in Two Generalist Herbivores, Jody Genelle Gray

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The Effect Of Corticosteroid Therapy On Lung Immunity Following Localized Deposition Of Antigen In Lungs Of Beagle Dogs, Dorothy Victoria Leyva Harris

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Respiratory Patterns And Oxygen Uptake In The Garter Snake, Thamnophis Elegans, James Whitney Hicks

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Lectin Stimulated Human Neutrophil Migration And Cap Formation, Cynthia J. Kuehn

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Egg Recognition and its Adaptive Significance in Colonial, Altricial Birds, Glen A. Lanier Jr.

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Comparison Of Electron Microscopy And Immunoelectron Microscopy With The Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay For The Detection Of Rotavirus And Antibody To The Virus, Maria del Carmen Monedero

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Comparative Functional Analysis Of The Masticatory Apparatus In Two Species Of Myotis, David Wesley Reduker

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Sulfate Transport in the Sulfate Reducing Bacterium; Desulfovibrio Gigas, Joseph John Ruocco

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Spatial and Temporal Activities of the Yellow Mud Turtle, Kinosternon Flavescens, in Eastern New Mexico, Robert Charles Semmler II

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Cytotoxic Effects Of Vanadium On Pulmonary Alveolar Macrophages, Crystal Joy Sheridan

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Aspects of the Life History and Reproductive Biology of the Socorro Isopod, Thermosphaeroma Thermophilum (Crustacea: Peracarida), Stephen M. Shuster

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

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Piñon Pine Cone Assessment By The Clark's Nutcracker, Nicifraga Columbiana, Donna Christine Cole

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Environmental Factors Affecting Natural Succession On Coal Mine Spoils, Jens W. Deichmann

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Nasal Absorption Of Dtpa In Rats And Beagle Dogs, Robert E. Dudley

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A Floristic Assessment of the Datil Mountains, Reggie A. Fletcher

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Effects Of Inorganic Ions On The Catalytic Activity Of Pig Liver Phosphofructokinase, Lawrence Gregory Foe

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Clustering of Phenotypic Variables and Construction of an Identification Scheme for Human Isolates of Haemophilus, Lynne Alice Johnson

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Immunization and Infection of Rhesus Monkeys With Plasmodium Knowlesi: Evaluation of Assays for Immunity, Robert Charles Jost

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The Role Of Seed Morphology In Identification Of Archeological Remains, Paul J. Knight

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Inhibition Of Normal Human Eosinophil Chemotaxis By Iga Myeloma Paraproteins, Kathleen J. Reed

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Resource Use, Habitat Selection, and Seasonal Activity of a Chihuahuan Snake Community, Robert Paul Reynolds

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Dose Patterns for ¹⁰⁶Ruo₄ Inhaled by Fischer-344 Rats, Gene E. Runkle

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Production Of Canine Macrophage Inhibitory Factor And Its Comparison To Canine Alpha₁-Antitrypsin, Carol Therese Schnizlein

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Physiochemical Studies of Newly Synthesized DNA During Stable DNA Replication in Escherichia Coli, Mary Sroka-Richardson

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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Laboratory Diagnosis Of Genital Infections Associated With Chlamydia Trachomatis: Cell Culture And Serological Methods, Linda L. Cole

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Relation Of Pollen Analysis To Archeological Excavations, Chaco Canyon, Anne C. Cully

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Leaf Tissue Production in Relation to Succession in the Spruce-fir Forests of Northern New Mexico, Craig F. Eberhart

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The Effects of Salts and Metals on Germination and Emergence of Atriplex Canescens (Pursh.) Nutt. and Sporobolus Airoides Torr, Robert L. Edgar

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Application of the Nutrient Loading Concept to Lake Powell, the Effects of Nutrient Perturbations on Phytoplankton Productivity, and Levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Reservoir, Steven Paul Gloss