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South Carolina Theses and Dissertations

  • Lawson, Abigail J. 2019. Reducing uncertainties in conservation decision-making for American alligators. Dissertation. Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA. 233 pp.
  • Streker, R. 2019. Reproductive Ecology and Diet of Brown Pelicans in the Gulf of Mexico. MS Thesis Clemson University
  • Thompson, H. 2018. Wintering Ecology of Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population. Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
  • Madden, H. 2017. Reproductive Ecology of Red-billed Tropicbirds. University of West Indies.
  • Burns, L. 2016. Seasonal Habitat Use and Activity of Bats in Relation to Prescribed Fire and Environmental Conditions. MS Thesis, Clemson University.
  • Takahashi, Fumika. 2016. Shorebird Utilization of Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Eggs at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. MS Thesis, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Download
  • Brooks, J. 2016. Effects of forest opening characteristics, prey abundance, and environmental factors on bat activity in the southern Appalachians. MS Thesis Clemson University.
  • Lamb, J. 2016 Ecological Drivers of Brown Pelican Movement Patterns and Reproductive Success in the Gulf of Mexico. PhD Dissertation Clemson University
  • Sullivan, S. 2015. Innovative Approaches to Manage and Reduce Wild Hog Damage to Agricultural Systems and Domestic Livestock Operations in South Carolina. MS Thesis, Clemson University
  • Poli, C. 2014. Spatial Ecology of Pelecaniformes. MS Thesis Clemson University
  • Zinsser, E. 2014. Nest success and habitat choice of Wilson's Plover. MS Thesis Clemson University
  • Keck, K. 2014. Assessing the Response of Small Mammal Functional Guilds to a Simulated Pathogen Attack in a Deciduous Forest Ecosystem. Download
  • Eggert, L.M.F. 2012. Conservation Needs of Nearshore Seabirds in the Southeastern US Addressed Through Habitat Use Surveys and Assessments of Health and Mercury Concentrations. Clemson University
  • Collins, S. 2012. Reproductive Ecology of American Oystercatchers in the Cape Romain Region of South Carolina: Implications for Conservation. MS Thesis Clemson University
  • Gorzo, J. 2012. Avian Communities and Landscape Characteristics of Golf Courses within the Beaufort County Sea Island Complex, MS Thesis Clemson University
  • Brooks, G. 2011. Reproductive Success of Black Skimmers and Least Terns. MS Thesis, Clemson University.
  • Lamb, J.S. 2011. Managing vegetation to restore tern nesting habitat in the Gulf of Maine. MS Thesis: University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Giles, M. 2010. Habitat Use and Home Ranges of Migratory Canada Geese in the Santee-PeeDee System. MS Thesis, Clemson University.
  • Wrege, B.M. 2010. Characterization of Gulf Sturgeon Diel and Seasonal Activity in the Pensacola Bay System, Florida. Clemson University.
  • Lucas, J. 2009. Roosting and Foraging Ecology of Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bats in the Congaree National Park. MS Thesis, Clemson University.
  • Harper, C.J. 2007. A large volume Striped Bass egg incubation chamber:
    design and comparison with a traditional method. M.S. Degree Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
  • Harper, C. D. 2008. A Large Volume Striped Bass Egg Incubation Chamber: Design and Comparison with a Traditional Method. M.S. Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University.
  • Christy Hand, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, August 2006 – August 2008: Wintering Ecology of American Oystercatchers
  • Janet Thibault, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, August 2005 – August 2008: Nesting and Foraging Ecology of American Oystercatchers in the Cape Romain Region, South Carolina
  • Lisa Wickliffe, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, May 2006 – April 2008: Foraging Ecology of Seabirds in Relation to Commercial Shrimp Trawler Activity
  • Elena Sachs, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, May 2006 – December 2007: Provisioning Behavior in Brown Pelicans
  • Brad Friebel, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, January 2005 – August 2007: Home Range and Habitat Use of Feral Hogs in Congaree National Park
  • Ingram, T. R. 2007. Age, growth and fecundity of Alabama shad in the Apalachicola River, Florida. MS Thesis.
  • Kristin Meehan, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, June 2004 – December 2006: Landscape Scale Correlates of Fox Squirrel Presence on Golf Courses in Coastal South Carolina
  • Grabowski TB. 2006. Reproductive ecology and seasonal migrations of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the Savannah River, South Carolina and Georgia. Ph.D. dissertation. Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina, USA. Download
  • Lisa Ferguson, Dept. Forestry and Natural Resources, M.S. student, January 2004 – May 2006: Growth and Adrenocortical Response of Brown Pelican Nestlings in Relation to Ectoparasite Infestation in South Carolina
  • Lamb, J.S. 2005. Wile-E and the City: Coyotes, Cape Cod, and the Case for Non-Lethal Population Control. Honors Thesis, Harvard University Department of Environmental Science and Public Policy. 71 p.
  • K. McFadden. 2004. The ecology, evolution, and natural history of the endangered carnivores of Cozumel Island, Mexico. Columbia University Doctoral Dissertation.
  • Jones, T. A. 2001. Habitat use of largemouth bass in a Savannah River tributary. M.S. Aquaculture, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Clemson University.
  • Schaffler, J. J. 2001. Movement of striped bass in Lake Murray, South Carolina. M. S. Aquaculture, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Clemson University.
  • K. McFadden. 1999. Photogrammetry as a tool for estimating body condition in phocids. Masters of Science Thesis at Texas A&M University.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 26

Presentations: 80


South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Clemson University
  2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute