Graduate Theses

Graduate Student Theses

2010-2019

  • Franckowiak, R.P.  2017.  Reproductive fitness of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) under heterogeneous environmental conditions.  Ph.D. thesis, Trent University.
  • Bell, A.H.  2017. Habitat preferences and feeding ecology of blackfin cisco (Coregonus nigripinnis) in northern Algonquin Park.  M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Benoit, D.  2016.  Assessing the impacts of imperfect detection in stream fish communities through multi-species occupancy modelling.  M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Smith, D.A.  2016.  Patterns in the temperature selection and occupancy of brook trout in Algonquin Park.  M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Brown, E.N.  2016.  Long-term population dynamics of an unexploited lacustrine brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) population.  M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Cruz-Font, L.  2015.  Behavioural ecology of lake trout: from movement ecology to bioenergetics.  Ph.D. University of Toronto.
  • Barth, L.E.  2014.  Surface winds affect the movement of water currents and entrained zooplankton in a depth specific manner.  M.Sc. thesis,  University of Toronto.
  • de Kerkhove, D.T.  2014.  The spatial ecology of predator-prey relationships in lakes.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Eisner, D.J.  2014.  Using otoliths to evaluate a novel measuring technique, identify spawning years, and compare somatic growth patterns in lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush.  M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Challice, A.R.  2012.  Habitat occupancy and detection of lake trout and lake whitefish in Lake Opeongo and Smoke Lake, Ontario.  M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Garroway, C.J. 2010. The social and genetic structure of flying squirrel populations. Ph.D. thesis, Trent University.
  • Trumpickas, J. 2010. Impacts of introduced piscivores on lake fish assemblages. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.
  • Castle, J.H. 2010. Mate searching as a cost of reproduction for American black bears (Ursus americanus) in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence forest region of Ontario, Canada. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Coombs, A.B. 2010. Competition between parapatric flying squirrel species: nest use, parasitism, and the implications of climate change. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.

 

2000 – 2009

  • Hussey, B. 2009. Testing the predicted rate of spread and diffusion coefficient of southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans) at the northen boundary. M.Sc. thesis, University of Aberdeen.
  • Maxie, A.J. 2009. Effects of roads and trails on landscape use by female American black bears (Ursus americanus) in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Moryk, J. 2009. The vertical distribution of cisco (Coregonus artedi) in relation to a thermocline in Lake Opeongo. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Noble, T.J. 2009. Beech bark disease and its impacts on mast production and mortality in American Beech, Fagus grandifolia. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Brown, D.R. 2008. The effect of yellow perch on the trophic ecology of brook trout: the role of intraguild predation. Ph.D. thesis, McGill University.
  • Dolson, R.M. 2008. Lake shape predicts the degree of habitat coupling in Canadian Shield lakes. M.Sc. thesis, University of Guelph.
  • Blukacz, E.A. 2007. Effects of wind on lake plankton patchiness and trophic interactions. Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • McDermid, J.L. 2007. Life history variation in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush): genetic or phenotypic? Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • McEachen, T.J. 2007. A genetic test of range expansion by the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at its northern range boundary. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • McCabe, S.K. 2006. Environmental variability from internal waves affects benthic algal diversity in the littoral zone of a lake. M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Mills, K. 2006. Wolf (Canis lycaon) pup survival, dispersal, and movements in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Tully, S. M. 2006. Habitat selection of fishers (Martes pennanti) in an untrapped refugium: Algonquin Provincial Park. M.Sc. thesis, Watershed Ecosystem Graduate Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.
  • Vascotto, K. 2006. An examination of the ecology of the cisco (Coregonus artedi) in Ontario lakes. Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Carr, D. 2005. Genetic structure of a recolonizing population of fishers. M.Sc. thesis, Watershed Ecosystem Graduate Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.
  • Middel, T.A. 2005. Hydroacoustic assessment of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) populations. M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto. 112p.
  • Dunlop, E. 2005. Patterns and processes of life history variation in the smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu. Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Coombs, M.F. 2004. Predicting diffusive dispersal of lake-dwelling juvenile brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis, Mitchill). M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Roberge, M.D. 2004. Population ecology of largemouth bass in a large lake system sampled through tournament angling. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University. 109p.
  • Steinhart, G.B. 2004. Exploring factors affecting smallmouth bass nest success and reproductive behavior. Ph.D. thesis, Ohio State University. 225p.
  • Borwick, J.A. 2003. The link between brook trout young-of-year ecology and groundwater hydrology: a topographic index approach. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University. 97p.
  • Flavelle, L.S. 2003. A description of space use and habitat selection in Lake Opeongo lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). M.Sc. thesis, University of Waterloo.
  • Menza, C. 2003. Spatial responses of zooplankton to wind forces in Lake Opeongo. M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Parks, D.J. 2003. Home range size and characteristics of juvenile smallmouth bass, Lake Opeongo, Ontario. M.Sc. thesis, University of Waterloo. 99p.
  • Walks, D.J. 2003. The origin and dynamics of river zooplankton. Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Boeing, W.J. 2002. Costs and benefits of Daphnia anti-predator behavior and consequences on community stability. Ph.D. thesis, Louisiana State University. 101p.
  • Jobes, A. 2002. Effects of single-tree selection cutting on avian nesting success, nest predator communities, and nest site availability in a continuously-forested landscape. M.Sc. thesis, Trent University.
  • Young, J.D. 2002. The influence of morphological and behavioural differences in the planktonic predator Chaoborus on Daphnia population growth rate. M.Sc. Thesis, State University of New York College at Buffalo. 63p.
  • Chu, C. 2001. Population dynamics of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in response to habitat supply. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto. 156p.
  • Janoscik, T. 2001. Monitoring the abundance of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) with index netting. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto. 75p.
  • Kull, L. 2001. Wind-induced effects on the growth of young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in Lake Opeongo, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto. 91p.
  • Milne, S.W. 2001. The foraging and schooling ecology of lake herring (Coregonus artedi) in Lake Opeongo. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto. 88p.
  • Pazzia, I. 2001. Influence of food web structure on the growth and bioenergetics of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). M.Sc. Thesis, McGill University.
  • Simard, J. 2001. Habitat selection, ecological energetics and the effects of changes in white pine on breeding red crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.
  • Wissel, B. 2001. Effects of water color on food web structure in freshwater lakes. Ph.D. Thesis, Louisiana State University. 126p.
  • Bobrowicz, S. 2000. Modeling whole nest survival in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), using Cormack-Jolly-Seber mark-resighting methods, with consideration of parental male body size. M.Sc. Thesis, Trent University. 91p.
  • Fekete, D.P. 2000. An investigation of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis throughout the life of smallmouth bass: implications for trophic level studies. M.Sc. Thesis, McMaster University. 110p.
  • St.-Jacques, J.-M. 2000. A paleolimnological assessment of the diatom communities of Lake Opeongo, Ontario, Canada. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto. 97p.

1990 – 1999

  • MacRae, P.S. 1999. A comparative approach to quantify the influence of smallmouth bass predation and habitat complexity on the structure of littoral fish assemblages. M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto. 172p.
  • Vander Zanden, J. 1999. Trophic position in aquatic food webs. Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University. 219p.
  • Blanchfield, P.J. 1998. Lake spawning by an iteroparous salmonine: the mating system of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Ph.D. Thesis, York University. 198p.
  • Friesen, T.G. 1998. Effects of food abundance and temperature on growth, survival, and abundance of larval and juvenile smallmouth bass. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Guelph. 292p.
  • Davis, C. 1997. Benthic fish survey of lakes. M.Sc. thesis, York University.
  • King, J.R. 1997. The response of lake thermal stratification to climatic conditions and effects on fish growth. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto. 150p.
  • Biro, P.A. 1996. Space-use by juvenile brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) in lakes: the central-place territorial model does not apply. M.Sc. thesis, University of Guelph. 47p.
  • Rejwan, C. 1996. The relations between smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) nest distributions and characteristics of their habitat in Lake Opeongo, Ontario. M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto, 81p.
  • Gagnier, D.L. 1995. Patterns of commonness and rarity in emergent stream insect communities of Algonquin Park, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Western Ontario. 199p.
  • Gross, M.L. 1995. Family-specific DNA fingerprints: a powerful tool to assess reproductive success of a natural population of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Minnnesota. 96p.
  • Mackereth, R.W. 1995. Size-based variation in the allocation of energy to parental care by male smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Guelph. 119p.
  • Ing, K.K. 1994. The role of habitat temperature in the growth of young smallmouth bass in Lake Opeongo, Ontario. M.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Scott, R.J. 1993. The influence of parental care behaviour on space use by adult male smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu. M.Sc. thesis, University of Guelph. 65p.
  • Houpt, A.M. 1991. Influence of predation on the ecology of young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui) in Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Park. M.Sc. thesis, York University.
  • Friesen, T.G. 1990. Growth and early life history of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui) under parental care. M.Sc. thesis, University of Waterloo. 105p.

1980 – 1989

  • Arts, M.T. 1989. Biotic factors affecting abundance, body size and maternal lipid investment of Holopedium gibberum Zaddach in oligotrophic lakes on the Canadian Shield. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Ridgway, M.S. 1986. Factors governing patterns of brood defence in male smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Western Ontario.
  • Somers, K.M. 1986. Population characteristics of the crayfish, Cambarus bartoni, in lakes with and without introduced populations of smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieui, in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Western Ontario.
  • Hobe, H. 1985. The physiological responses of stenohaline white sucker, Catostomus commersoni, to low environmental pH, particularly in natural soft water. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Calgary.
  • Swainson, R.J. 1985. A comparison of seven methods for estimating the age of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). M.Sc. Thesis, York University.
  • Orendorff, J.A. 1983. The relationships of feeding, growth and maturation in three northern smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieui, Lacépède, populations. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Post, E.E. 1982. Some factors influencing the reproductive effort of smallmouth bass in two Ontario lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Wales, D. 1981. Growth and survival of young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui) in relation to fish size, food consumption, and water temperature. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Humeniuk, M.P. 1980. Ecological aspects of overwintering and spawning of adult smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui Lacépède). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto. 116p.

1970 – 1979

  • Daniels, B.A. 1975. On the biology of Actinobdella inequiannulata (Hirudinea, Glossiphoniidae) parasitic on Catostomus sp. in Algonquin Park. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Barr, J.F. 1973. Feeding biology of the Common Loon (Gavia immer) in oligotrophic lakes of the Canadian Shield. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Guelph.
  • Hackney, P.A. 1973. Ecology of the burbot (Lota lota) with special reference to its role in the Lake Opeongo fish community. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Befus, A.D. 1972. Aspects of the biology of Corallobothrium parafimbriatum sp. n. and Corallotaenia minatia (Cestoda, Proteocephaloidea) from the brown bullhead, Ictalurus nebulosus. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Fischer, H. 1972. Studies on the life cycles and ecology of Proteocephalus amblopites, P. fluviatilis and P. pearsei (Cestoda) from Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Park. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Hansen, D.W.M. 1972. Reproductive interactions between the brook trout and splake of Redrock Lake, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Shewchuk, T.R. 1971. The distribution and food habits of limnetic copepods of Lake Louisa, Algonquin Park, Ontario with consideration of their role as hosts for cestodes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Cannon, L.R.G. 1970. Studies on the life cycles and ecology of Bunodera sacculata and B. luciopercae (Trematoda, Allocreadiidae) from Algonquin Park. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Graham, H.J. 1970. Studies on the biology of plerocercoid and adult Diphyllobothrium dendriticum (Nitzsch, 1824) (Cestoda) in White Partridge Lake, Algonquin Park. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.

1960 – 1969

  • Sandercock, G.A. 1969. A study of the vertical segregation, seasonal separation and size differences as mechanisms for the co-existence of Diaptomus minutus, D. oregonensis and D. sanguineus (Calanoida: Copepoda) in Clarke Lake, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia.
  • Fischer, H. 1967. The life history of Proteosephalus fluviatilis Bangham (Cestoda) from smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieui Lacépède. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Foerster, J.W. 1964. The synecology of phyco-periphyton in oligotrophic lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, North Texas State University.
  • Sandercock, K.S. 1964. A contribution to the ecology of the whitefishes Prosopium cylindraceum and Coregonus clupeaformis of Algonquin Park, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia.
  • Rowan, M.J. 1962. Effects of temperature on the growth of young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.

Pre – 1960

  • Christie, W.J. 1957. The bass fishery of Lake Opeongo. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Price, J.L. 1955. Studies on the ecology, behaviour and taxonomy of Cyclopidae (Crustacea, Copepoda). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Edmund, A.G. 1952. The relation between black fly activity and meteorological conditions (Simuliidae, Diptera). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Price, J.L. 1951. The effect of lake fertilization on zooplankton populations in Algonquin Park, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Schultz, F.H. 1951. Water balance in four Algonquin Park lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • McCombie, A.M. 1950. Some effects on phytoplankton produced by fertilization of four Algonquin Park lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Davies, D.M. 1949. The ecology and life history of blackflies (Simuliidae, Diptera) in Ontario with a description of a new species. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Hart, J.S. 1949. Geographic variations of some physiological and morphological characteristics in fish. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Kennedy, W.A. 1949. The whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis (Mitchill) in Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Park, Ontario. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Martin, N.V. 1949. The bionomics of lake trout, Cristovomer namaycush (Walbaum) of two Algonquin Park lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Wood, K.G. 1949. Bottom fauna studies on three small Algonquin Park lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Baldwin, N.S. 1948. A study of the speckled trout, Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill) in a precambrian lake. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Brett, J.R. 1944. Some lethal temperature relations of Algonquin Park fishes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Sprules, W.M. 1942. Factors effecting the distribution of aquatic insects in the Madawaska River system. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Miller, R.B. 1939. The ecology of the Chironomidae of Costello Lake, Ontario, with a note on Corethra (Chaoborus) punctipennis. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Solman, V.E.J. 1939. The cladocera of Costello Creek, Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Doan, K.H. 1938. Studies of the small-mouthed black bass in Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Martin, R.D.C. 1937. A study of two closely-related species of stream dwelling dragonflies, Agrion sequabile Say and Agrion maculatum Beauv. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.
  • Miller, R.B. 1937. A preliminary investigation of the bottom fauna of five Algonquin Park lakes. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto.