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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Biotic Integrity in the Northwestern Great Plains and Mechanisms Regulating Stream Condition in South Dakota, Chad Kaiser

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

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Effects of a Large-scale Habitat Enhancement Project on Largemouth Bass Behavior, Feeding, and Growth in Grand Lake, Texas, Chance Kirkeeng

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Interactive Effects of Cover Crops, Invertebrate Communities and Soil Health in Corn Production Systems, Claire LaCanne

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The Cattle Dung Arthropod Community in Eastern South Dakota: Their Colonization, Impact on Degradation, and Response to Rangeland Management, Jacob Pecenka

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An Integrated Evaluation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota, Jarrett D. Pfrimmer

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Phenotypic Plasticity of Native and Invasive Grasses in Responses to Frequency of Moisture Availability, Ming-Yu Stephens

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Assessment of Watershed Condition and Vulnerability of Forecasted Land Use/Land-Cover Change in the Northwestern Great Plains of Western South Dakota, Aaron Suehring

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