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Theses/Project Reports from 2018

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ZINC SUNSCREENS AFFECT DEVELOPMENT OF STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS EMBRYOS, Brittany E. Cunningham and Nikki L. Adams

Theses/Project Reports from 2016

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The response of a predatory fish, Ophiodon elongatus, to a marine protected area: variation in diet, catch rates, and size composition., Eric S. Anderson

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The Effectiveness of Periodically-Harvested Closures in Meeting Ecological and Socioeconomic Objectives, Paul G. Carvalho

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STRESS ECOLOGY OF THE PACIFIC RATTLESNAKES (CROTALUS OREGANUS AND CROTALUS HELLERI), Natalie Claunch

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REARING TEMPERATURE AFFECTS THE EXPRESSION OF PROTEINS IN THE ADHESIVE OF THE STRIPED ACORN BARNACLE, BALANUS AMPHITRITE, Melissa J. Daugherty

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Circadian and circatidal rhythms of protein abundance in the intertidal mussel Mytilus californianus, Cory Elowe

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The proteomic response of gill tissue in tidally and subtidally-acclimated California mussels, Mytilus californianus, to acute emersion-induced anoxia, Aubrie N. Fowler and Lars Tomanek

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Effect of oxygen-limiting tidal conditions on muscle metabolism and structure in the giant acorn barnacle, Balanus nubilus, Katie O. Grady

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THE EFFECTS OF 4-NONYLPHENOL ON THE IMMUNE RESPONSE OF THE PACIFIC OYSTER, CRASSOSTREA GIGAS, FOLLOWING BACTERIAL INFECTION (VIBRIO CAMPBELLII), Courtney Hart

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EVALUATION OF THE ESTROGENIC AND OSMOREGULATORY IMPACTS OF EXPOSURE TO 4-NONYLPHENOL POLLUTION IN THE ESTUARINE ARROW GOBY, CLEVELANDIA IOS, Kaitlin Marie Johnson

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Genes Encoding Flower- and Root-Specific Functions are More Resistant to Fractionation than Globally Expressed Genes in Brassica rapa, Naiyerah F. Kolkailah

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THE EFFECTS OF QUORUM SENSING AND TEMPERATURE ON THE SOLUBLE PROTEOME OF VIBRIO SALMONICIDA, Christopher L. Massey

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EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL NOISE EXPOSURE ON SONGBIRD NESTING BEHAVIORS AND NEST SUCCESS, Tracy I. Mulholland

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EVALUATING THE MYTH OF ALLELOPATHY IN CALIFORNIA BLUE GUM PLANTATIONS, Kristen Marie Nelson

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Effects of Bisphenol-A and Styrene on Fertilization and Development of the Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus), Nicole C. Uibel, Nikki L. Adams, Jennifer Carroll, and Sean Lema

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The Preservation and Protection of Native Biodiversity in the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Complex, Lindsey M. Whitaker, Matthew Ritter Ph.D., Scott J. Steinmaus Ph.D., and Jonathan Hall

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The Importance of the Multicomponent Display in Sexual Selection of Black Morph Girardinus metallicus (Pisces: Poeciliidae), Erin M. Wojan

Theses/Project Reports from 2015

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Lyme disease ecology in San Luis Obispo County: The role of the western gray squirrel, Ryan William Baker-Branstetter

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An Invasive Grass and a Desert Adapted Rodent: is there an Effect on Locomotory Performance and is it Modified by Prior Experience or Familiarization?, Camille D. Boag

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Effects of supplemental hydration on physiology and behavior of Northern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus), Griffin D. Capehart

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Exploring the Physiological Role of Vibrio fischeri PepN, Sally L. Cello

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Demographics and Transfer of Escherichia coli Within Bos taurus Populations, Joshua Ryan Dillard

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Multi-stress proteomics: The global protein response to multiple environmental stressors in the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes, Michael A. Garland

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THE PROTEOMIC RESPONSE OF THE CARCINUS MAENAS Y-ORGAN OVER THE COURSE OF THE MOLT CYCLE, Mark S. Hamer

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MORPHOLOGICAL RESPONSE IN SISTER TAXA OF WOODRATS (GENUS: NEOTOMA) ACROSS A ZONE OF SECONDARY CONTACT, Michaela M. Koenig

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Identification of Saccharina groenlandica (Phaeophyceae) around the Svalbard Archipelago: DNA barcoding using cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI), Anniken Lydon

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF MALATHION ON ADAPTIVE PLASTICITY OF PSEUDACRIS SIERRA, Michael Jonathan Maples

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Investigation of larval sensory systems in the marine bryozoan, Bugula neritina, Heather Leigh Price

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How are rare species maintained?: Reproductive barriers between Layia jonesii, a rare serpentine endemic, and L. platyglossa, Natalie L. Rossington

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Native Small Mammal Use of an Invasive Grass: Heermann's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys heermanni) and Veldt grass (Ehrharta calycina) in Coastal California, Juliana P. Trunzo

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Virulence gene expression of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the viable but nonculturable state, Tiffany Pui-Yun Tse

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PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY OF THE WESTERN FENCE LIZARD (SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS) FOR THE LYME DISEASE SPIROCHETE, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, Kyle Russell Weichert

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Effects of testosterone on the spatial ecology, coloration, and brain regions in western fence lizards, Sceloporus occidentalis, Rachel Catharine Wilson

Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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PROLIFERATION, MIGRATION, AND SURVIVAL OF CELLS IN THE TELENCEPHALON OF THE BALL PYTHON, PYTHON REGIUS, Thomas B. Bales

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The Role of Sirtuin Inhibitors on the Proteomic Responses of the Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus trossulus to Menadione Induced Oxidative Stress, Hayley C. Chilton

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The Role of Carotenoid Cleavage Dioxygenase 4 in Flower Color of the Allopolyploid Brassica napus, Leanne Denice Fogg

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Photosynthetic thermal tolerance and recovery to short duration temperature stress in desert and montane plants: A comparative study, David William Gallagher

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Investigation of chromosome size effect on the rate of crossovers in the meiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lanie Maria Galland

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Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) tree preference and intersite movement at California overwintering sites, Jessica Lynn Griffiths

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A spatial analysis of changes in recreational fishing pressure on the central coast of California subsequent to MPA implementation, Morgan Ivens-Duran

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Spatial and temporal comparisons of gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) life history and condition in south central California, Natasha Leigh Meyers-Cherry

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TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR AND CORTICAL BRAIN PLASTICITY IN ADULT MALE SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS, Daniel R. Pfau

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Examining the impacts of State Route 101 on wildlife using road kill surveys and remote cameras, Sara Ann Snyder

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The Ecological Effects of Cattle Grazing on Reptiles and Small Mammals in a San Joaquin Valley Grassland, Michael William Tom

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Behavioral and hormonal flexibility across light environments in guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Julia C. Walz

Theses/Project Reports from 2011

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PCR Primers for The Detection of Propane and Butane-Oxidizing Microorganisms, Brian Jeremy Chan

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Effects of Season, Size and Parasitism by the Acanthocephalan, Profilicollis altmani, on the Carotenoid Concentration and Composition of the Pacific Mole Crab, Emerita analoga, Lauren F. Constancio

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Molecular Analysis Reveals Unique Microbiome in Ileal Pouch During Pouchitis Compared to Healthy Pouches in Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Tiffany Wallingford Glavan

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Short-distance Translocation of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus o. oreganus): Effects on Volume and Neurogenesis in the Cortical Forebrain, Steroid Hormone Concentrations, and Behaviors, Matthew L. Holding

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Living with emerging contaminants: Proteomics of 4-nonylphenol exposed arrow goby (Clevelandia ios), Sarah Emily Johnson

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Investigating the roles of NDJ1 and TID1 in crossover assurance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rianna Knowles

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FACTORS INFLUENCING ECTOPARASITISM ON WESTERN FENCE LIZARDS (SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS): HOST SEX, TESTOSTERONE, REPRODUCTIVE CONDITION, AND BEHAVIOR, Nicholas B. Pollock

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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Communities and Co-Occurring Species in Relation to Near Shore Ocean Dynamics in San Luis Bay, California, Samuel Christopher Rankin

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The proteomic response of sea squirts (genus Ciona congeners) to heat stress: Evidence for differential thermal sensitivities, Loredana Serafini

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Classifying and mapping diversity in a species-poor system: the mangrove meta-community of Laguna Chacahua National Park, Oaxaca, Mexico, Elizabeth Kay Weisgerber

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Quantification of nitrate sources and sinks using a water quality network in Morro Bay Estuary, California, Johanna Nadia Jean Weston

Theses/Project Reports from 2009

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EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION CAUSES PROTEOMIC CHANGES IN EMBRYOS OF THE PURPLE SEA URCHIN, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS, Joseph Paul Campanale

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SEX AND MICROHABITAT INFLUENCE THE ALLOCATION OF MYCOSPORINE-LIKE AMINO ACIDS TO TISSUES IN THE PURPLE SEA URCHIN, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS, Sarah A. Gravem

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Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) Life History, Population Status, Population Threats, and Habitat Assessment of Conditions at Fort Hunter Liggett, Monterey County, California, Jacquelyn Petrasich Hancock

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Investigating the Roles of NDJ1 and TID1 in Distributive Segregation Using Non-Exchange Chromosomes, Jonathan V. Henzel

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ACUTE NITRATE EXPOSURE CAUSES PROTEOMIC CHANGES CONSISTENT WITH THE REGULATION OF REACTIVE OXYGEN AND NITROGEN SPECIES, Lauren R. Hitt and Lars Tomanek

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Dissolved organic matter influences the timing of embryonic development of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus., Corbin J. Hodges

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The Relationship Between Plasma Steroid Hormone Concentrations and the Reproductive Cycle of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus, Craig Michael Lind

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Restoration of A. fasciculatum at Rocky Canyon Granite Quarry, San Luis Obispo, CA, Catherine L. Roy

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Techniques for triggering germination of Adenostoma fasciculatum in revegetation projects at Rocky Canyon Quarry, Stephanie B. Scolari

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DESIGNING A MICROBIAL PROLYL PEPTIDASE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF CELIAC DISEASE, Matthew J. Shurtleff

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MECHANISMS FOR TEMPORAL CHANGE IN PHYTOPLANKTON COMPOSITION IN SAN LUIS OBISPO BAY CALIFORNIA, marc t. tognazzini

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MIMICKING FIRE FOR POST-MINING RESTORATION SUCCESS, Katherine M. Wilkin