This community contains the theses and dissertations of the South Dakota State University, Department of Natural Resource Management. Formerly known as Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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An Evaluation of Deer and Pronghorn Surveys in South Dakota, Kristopher W. Cudmore

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Indexing Walleye Recruitment in Eastern South Dakota Natural Lakes, Todd M. Kaufman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Current Status of Falcon Populations in Saudi Arabia, Albara M. Binothman

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Ecology of Largemouth Bass in an Aging Reservoir: Implications for Creating a Trophy Largemouth Bass Fishery, Jason Breeggemann

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Immune and Endocrine Modulations Associated with Enhanced Plant-Based Protein Diets Within Freshwater Fish Species, Timothy J. Bruce

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Developing Management Guidelines that Balance Cattle and Timber Production with Ecological Interests in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Kurt M. Chowanski

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Changes in Wetland Conditions and Wetland Plant Communities in the Prairie Pothole Region After 50 Years, Ryann Cressey

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Raptors in Temperate Grasslands: Ecology of Ferruginous Hawk, Golden Eagle, and Northern Harrier in the Northern Great Plains, Shubham Datta

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Assessing Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in South Dakota and Identifying Drivers of Assemblage Variation, Kaylee L. Faltys

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A Physiological Assessment of Wetland Habitats for Spring-migrating Ducks in the Agricultural Landscapes of the Southern Prairie Pothole Region, Adam K. Janke

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Survival, Abundance, and Relative Predation of Wild Rainbow Trout in the Deerfield Reservoir System, South Dakota, Jeremy L. Kientz

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Evaluation of Bison (Bison Bison) Ecology at the Olson’s Bison Conservation Ranches, Pine River Ranch, Manitoba, Canada, Joshua L. Leonard

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Fish Ladders Designed for Drop Culverts and Central Stoneroller Ecology Across a Latitudinal Gradient, John Arthur Lorenzen

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Effect of Oil and Natural Gas Development on Survival and Health of White-tailed Deer in the Western Dakotas, Katherine L. Moratz

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Impacts of Wetland Characteristics on Duck Use in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) 1987-2013, Fred Thomas Oslund

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The Contribution of Missouri River Reservoir Side-Channel and Floodplain Habitats to Mainstem Fish Populations: The Effects of Losing Connectivity Between Hipple Lake and Lake Sharpe, William Joseph Radigan

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Effects of Visitors and Enrichments on Behavior of Captive Red Wolves’ (Canis rufus) at the Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kylee S. Shotkoski

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Evaluation of Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Survival, Harvest, and Population Size in the West-Central Region of South Dakota, Brandon M. Tycz

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of Altered Growing Season Precipitation and Management History on Aboveground Biomass Production in Tallgrass and Mixed Grass Prairie of South Dakota, Joe Bennett

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Development and Application of a Spatially-explicit Model for Estimating Growth of Age-0 Pallid Sturgeon in the Missouri River, David Deslauriers

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An Assessment of Direct Mortality to Avifauna from Wind Energy Facilities in North Dakota and South Dakota, Brianna J. Graff

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Evaluation of Mob Grazing and its Impacts on Soil Moisture and Temperature and Litter Decomposition in South Dakota, Emily R. Helms

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Drought Resistance and Resilience of Non-native vs. Native Grasses in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie, Wyatt Kirwan

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Classifying and Mapping Native Grasslands of South Dakota's Northern Prairie Coteau and Characterizing Habitat for Dakota Skipper Conservation, Diane M. Narem

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Floristic Inventory and Vegetation Analysis of Lands Adjacent to the Missouri River on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation, Jordan M. Purintun