This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Improving the efficiency of helicopter operations on large wildland fires by including helicopter performance information in the decision process, Diane Trethewey

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Vitellaria paradoxa and the feasibility of a shea butter project in the north of Cameroon, Karin L. Vermilye

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Volcanic ash soils, stream baseflow and water balance in subalpine basins of western Montana, USA, Mark K. Dixon

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Land-use/land-cover dynamics in the Taquina Watershed Cochabamba Bolivia 1968-2001, Jason M. Gritzner

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Migration and development on Niue Island, Joslin Annelies Heyn

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Effect of complexity on prescribed burn accomplishments in northwestern ponderosa pine forests, Kenneth D. Homik

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Effects of understory Vegetation on the Photosynthesis and leaf Water Potential of Young Douglas fir Trees on Two Contrasting Sites in Northwestern Montana, Michael A. Krebs

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Avian life-history evolution: Explaining variation among species populations and individuals, John D. Lloyd

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Variation of specific gravity (bulk density) in conifer stumps with reference to sampling technique and decay class, Gabagomotse J. Mafoko

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Argali (Ovis ammon) conservation in western Mongolia and the Altai-Sayan, Ryan L. Maroney

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Wolf ecology in the western Alps: Analysis with non-invasive techniques, Francesca Marucco

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Vegetation structure and floristics at nest sites of grassland birds in north central North Dakota, Melvin P. Nenneman

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White pine blister rust whitebark pine and Ribes species in the Greater Yellowstone area, Maria Newcomb

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Habitat use reproductive biology and nest-site selection of ground-nesting birds at Freezeout Lake WMA in central Montana, Alison E. Perkins

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Establishment and Growth of Conifer Regeneration Following Harvest and Residue Treatments in a Western larch - Douglas-fir Forest, Sarah J. Pierce

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Community forest management in Tsitongambarika Forest Reserve, Madagascar, George L. Ritchotte

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Effects of fire and grazing on breeding birds in a mixed-grass prairie, Renae A. Schmitt

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Using lidar remote sensing to estimate forest fuels, Carl Andrew Seielstad

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Influence of stand-level vegetation and landscape composition on the abundance of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) in managed forest stands in western Montana, Katharine Shick

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Changes in bird abundance and species composition in a coniferous forest following mixed-severity wildfire, Kristina M. Smucker

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Effects of vegetation cover, mowing, and soil temperature on development and survival of the two root-feeding biological control insects of spotted knapweed, Cynthia L. Snyder

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Dietary habits of two threatened co-roosting flying foxes (Megachiroptera) Subic Bay Philippines, Samuel Cord Stier

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Comparative analysis of demographics perceptions and opinions relating to predators and their management : grizzly bears mountain lions and wolves, Bethany M. Sutton

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Can agency-led initiatives conform to collaborative principles? Evaluating and reshaping an interagency program through participatory research, Laura Van Riper

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An evaluation of fisher (Martes pennanti) introductions in Montana, Ray S. Vinkey

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Landscape features and attractants that predispose grizzly bears to risk of conflicts with humans: A spatial and temporal analysis on privately owned agricultural land, Seth Mark Wilson

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Effects of thinning and prescribed burning on birds and small mammals, Jennifer C. Woolf

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Assessment of the mechanical properties of lodgepole pine in the incipient stage of decay by a white -rot fungus, Tsair-Bor Yen

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The politics of cross -boundary conservation: Meaning property and livelihood on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana, Laurie Yung

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Phosphorus uptake in Centaurea biebersteinii DC. and native Lupinus argenteus Pursh. across a phosphorus gradient, Vince Archer

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Estimation of brook trout movement in a beaver pond complex using multi-state capture-recapture models : examination of restricted movement, Ryan L. Benson

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Factors affecting the costs of fuels management| An analysis of the FASTRACS database, Alison Berry

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Remediation and restoration of the Upper Clark Fork River Basin : a union of science law and public policy, Kimberly L. Brown

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Remote sensing based assessment of fire severity, Stephen R. Brown

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Difficulties in determining the benefits of riparian grazing level indicators to water quality and stream corridor condition in southwestern Montana, Amy C. Chadwick

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Effects of stand spatial patterns on the accuracy of FVS model predictions of tree canopy cover, Treg A. Christopher

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Do highways influence population connectivity in small mammals?, Reesa Yale Conrey

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Movement and resource selection of recolonizing bighorn sheep in western Montana, Nicholas J. DeCesare

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An Evaluation of GIS-based habitat models for bighorn sheep winter range in Glacier National Park Montana USA, Gordon H. Dicus

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Price beyond the pump: Social economic and environmental effects of United States oil development in Ecuador: How might U.S. corporations reduce negative impacts?, Tamara Diane Egans

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Exploring Visitor Experiences on Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Robert N. Giordano

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Minding the meaning of wilderness: Investigating the tensions and complexities inherent in wilderness visitors' experience narratives, Brian S. Glaspell

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Spatial and temporal response of grizzly bears to recreational use on trail, Tabitha A. Graves

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Narratives on nature beauty and public land: A search for an elusive environmental ethics, James A. Harding

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Modeling approach to analyzing ecological condition as a result of alternative fuel treatment strategies, Donald J. Helmbrecht

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Local distribution of brown-headed cowbirds relative to movement of livestock and a comparison of cowbird detection techniques, Jennifer Jolivette Lair

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Landscape level to elemental scale: pH copper and vegetation in the Upper Clark Fork River National Priority List Site, J. Gant Massey

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Undergrowth vegetation response to fuel reduction treatments in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, Kerry L. Metlen

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Habitat selection of large flying foxes using radio telemetry : targeting conservation efforts in Subic Bay Philippines, Tammy L. Mildenstein

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Exploring community forestry : an examination of the Collaborative Community Forestry Initiative in Ghana West Africa and a methodology for community forestry leadership, Robert G. Moler

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Estimates of nonpoint source pollution to watersheds in Belize using the AGNPS model, Philip A. Morgan

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Instream flow and water regime of selected riparian habitats in west-central Montana, Stephanie K. Mulica

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Alien plant species in protected areas and their matrices: Understanding invasions at multiple scales, Aníbal Pauchard

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Conflict and communicatively rational public discourse: Exploring an approach to social assessment to facilitate collaboration, Robert S. Potts

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Salt-affected sites in the Teton Wilderness, Dustin K. Walters

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Influences of elk management on the common raven population in Jackson Hole Wyoming, Crow White

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Recent sediment deposition on the South Fork of the Snake River Idaho and implications for cottonwood regeneration, Michael C. Williamson

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Fire in the mountains| Campesino and natural resource manager perspectives on agro-pastoral burning and forest fires in Honduras, Dale Gregory Woitas

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The ecology of Malayan sun bears (Helarctos malayanus ) in the lowland tropical rainforest of Sabah Malaysian Borneo, Siew Te. Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The debate surrounding newly implemented recreation user fees on federal lands: an examination of those actively opposed, Kristin H. Anderson

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Use of prescribed fire| Identifying perspectives and the resulting policy implications, Michelle Dawn Anderson

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The Golden Guipil: A story of the endangered Maya-Pokomchi and the golden-cheeked warbler in Guatemala, Douglas S. Booth

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Survival and dispersal of yellow warblers in Montana, Amy B. Cilimburg

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Efficacy of translocations for restoring populations of black-tailed prairie dogs in north-central Montana, Jo Ann Dullum

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A conservation strategy for the six sensitive species of Botrychium on the Kootenai National Forest, Roger D. Ferriel

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Viewing grizzly bears in captivity | an exploration of visitor dialogue and meanings associated with the experience, Stefanie A. Kearns

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Simulating the effects of climate change on the carbon balance of North American high latitude forests, Alisa Renae Keyser

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Effects of fire on range plant species in the northern mixed grass prairie, Sarah Kruger

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Effects of forest fragmentation and forest edge on Columbian mouse and southern red-backed vole demography, Kevin Patrick Lair

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Avian community composition and nesting productivity relative to cattle grazing in north-central Montana, Brian D. Logan

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Monitoring social conditions in wilderness: Visitor carrying capacity and Isle Royale National Park, Ann Mayo Kiely

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Development of a school gardening environmental education curriculum for rural Paraguayan schools, Anna Michelle Moline

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The delegation of law -making authority to the United States Forest Service: Implications in the struggle for national forest management, Michael J. Mortimer

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Floodplain plant diversity and conservation in regional and local contexts, Jason E. Mouw

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Forest health: Coming to terms, Ashley L. Preston

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Effects of intensive salvage logging on Rocky Mountain elk at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range, Jennifer Morgan Rinehart

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Validation and calibration of the FARSITE fire area simulator for Yellowstone National Park, Kristen A. Sanders

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Social dimensions of exotic weed management in national forests and adjacent communities, Ann Ellen Schwaller

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The influence of gene flow and landscape location on genetic variation in two threatened carnivores: The Canada lynx and San Joaquin kit fox, Michael Kenneth Schwartz

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Working with community-based organizations to develop nature tourism : a case study from the tropical lowlands of Bolivia, Jennifer Snyder

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River recreation policy for Kansas, Brian A. Sweatland

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Multiple use on our national forests?| A literature review and discussion, David F. Wickwire

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Comparison of techniques for estimating overstory canopy cover, Jason R. Applegate

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Effects of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) restoration treatments on the distribution of bark beetle attacks, Kristen M. Baker

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The effects of wildfire and prescribed fire on soil nitrogen and carbon dynamics in ponderosa pine forests, Urszula Choromanska

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Nesting habitat selection and productivity of northern goshawks in west-central Montana, Lorraine T. Clough

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Status and management of forest carnivores on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Benjamin R. Conard

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Wolf and elk predator-prey dynamics in Banff National Park, Mark Hebblewhite

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Stand dynamics of Cinnamomum burmannii an invasive tree on O'ahu Hawaii, Andy T. Horcher

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Effectiveness of covered track plates for detecting American marten, Jacob Scott Ivan

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South Fork Tenderfoot Creek: Watershed analysis, Steven E. Kem

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Analysis of perceptions of natural resource planning in four 'wicked' situations, Paul R. Lachapelle

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Avian seed dispersal of Cinnamomum burmannii in Nuuanu Valley O'ahu Hawaii and its implications for alien species invasion, Sarah E. Laughlin

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Vegetation and process of the Kootenai National Forest, Daniel M. Leavell

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Height growth model for young lodgepole pine in western Montana| Quantifying small tree and competing vegetation relationships, Mark W. Loveall

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Habitat ecology and vulnerability to hunting mortality of elk in the southcentral Washington Cascades, Scott M. McCorquodale

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Social acceptability of alternatives to clearcutting in southeast Alaska| An exploratory study of the factors affecting judgement, Jeffrey Michael Miller

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Experiencing wolves in Yellowstone National Park: The wolf watching story, Jessica M. Montag

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Assessment of accident investigation methods for wildland firefighting incidents by case study method, Steve Munson

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Even-aged and multiaged ponderosa pine: A physiological comparison of stand structure and productivity, Linda Marie Nagel