Graduate Theses

Graduate Student Theses

This is a list of theses published by students who conducted research either wholly or in part at Harkness Lab. If you require assistance accessing these, or other publications on the site please contact Trevor Middel or Mark Ridgway directly.

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.