E3B Masters Thesis Presentations

Yesterday, the graduating masters students in my department presented on their theses. I’m really proud of all of them and wish them luck in their future endeavors! We’ve had a kick butt 2 year run here, and we all deserve some fun now!


Here are the topics they studied:

  • Use of microsatellites to classify individuals by relatedness in introduced populations of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) in Jamaica
  • Present and past CO2 concentration patterns from an urban to rural gradient
  • Molecular barcoding of endangered turtles
  • Effects of climate change on bobcats (Lynx rufus) in the Northern Rockies
  • An assessment of habitat connectivity for brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Central Italy
  • Small mammal response to oak loss
  • Assessing and mitigating the demographic impacts of bycatch mortatily of endangered loggerhead turtles in Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Learning and experiencing 6th grade science on a green roof
  • Dietary partitioning between three sympatric species coyote (Canis latrans), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in New York
  • Assessing fruit availability for blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) in Kakamega, Kenya
  • The population dynamics of a threatened beach plant, Amaranthus pumilus

I enjoyed all of the presentations! It was nice to see the fruits of all the labor.


I recorded the audio of all the presentations if anyone is interested in hearing the talks. You can shoot me an email and I can see if I can get the file to you. Unfortunately, it might not make a whole lot of sense without seeing some of the slides.


Congratulations to everyone! You did a great job!

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  1. chewbear says

    I could see if I can get copies of their theses. Some of these are pretty hefty documents, meaning 70+ pages.

  2. Nat says

    These sound really fascinating, particularly the microsatellites project and the dietary partitioning project. You wouldn’t happen to have access to the papers or at least the abstracts, would you?