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 1999

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Field testing the accuracy and generality of selected wildlife-habitat models, Thomas R. Baumeister

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Riparian management and restoration in the Upper Henry's Fork basin Idaho, Nicholas C. Bezzerides

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How to change the growth of wildlife populations: Applications and experimental tests of demographic sensitivity analysis, John Citta

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A guide to important forestry tree species native to the Atlantic Slope of Costa Rica, Brian Daly

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Yellowstone National Park winter visitor stories : an exploration of the nature of recreation experiences and visitor perceptions of management change, Mae A. Davenport

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Evaluating the usefulness of the Internet as a survey method for testing visual preferences, Thale Dillon

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Modeling the initiation and spread of crown fires, Miguel Gomes da Cruz

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Modeling the occurrence of stand replacement fire in regeneration stands following the 1994 wildfires on the Kootenai National Forest, northwest Montana, Wendy L. Hall

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Nest habitat selection by grassland birds : the role of vegetation structure and floristics, Steven T. Hoekman

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Climatic and hydrologic effects on the establishment of Tamarix ramosissima in the cold desert of northern Wyoming (Bighorn Lake), Laura Elizabeth Hudson

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Biophysical differences between primary forest and traditional hillside farms in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jennifer C. Karsner

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Planted conifer and surface vegetation responses to herbaceous vegetation control in western Montana, Chad E. Keyser

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Comparison of methods for the quantification of coarse woody debris and identification of its spatial scale| A study from the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest, Montana, Duncan Campbell Lutes

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Relating Piparian Habitat Variables to Incidence of Whirling Disease, Jack McWilliams

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Relating riparian habitat variables to incidence of whirling disease, Jack McWilliams

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Old-growth ponderosa pine in the Bull Mountains of central Montana, Todd A. Morgan

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Revegetation for riverbank stabilization on the upper Clark Fork River, Montana, Brendan James Moynahan

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Internet in wilderness distance education : a case study of an online course, Stephen L. Peel

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Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) regeneration processes in a ponderosa pine stand at the Lick Creek study area, Kristi D. Pflug

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Application of the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System for landscape ecosystem simulation, Michael J. Roberts

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Assessing longevity of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) snags in relation to age, diameter, wood density and pitch content, Helen Y. Smith

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Ecology and summer/fall habitat selection of American marten in northern Idaho, Scott Dean Tomson

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Integrating wildlife conservation with community -based development in Northern Areas Pakistan, Amjad Tahir Virk

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Occurrence of two genera of arboreal lichen and their utilization by deer and elk on selected winter ranges in west-central Montana, Richard L. Ward

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Using cottonwoods as indicators of past floods along a gravel-bedded stream, Edward A. Watson

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Monitoring and modeling growing season dynamics, Michael White

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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The effects of recolonizing wolves on coyote populations movements behaviors and food habits, Wendy M. Arjo

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History and importance of guinea pig production for the indigenous people of the Peruvian Andes, Colleen Atter Calero

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An evaluation and comparison of alternative vegetation classification systems on the Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Elizabeth M. Bella

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Assemblages of grassland birds as indicators of environmental condition, Sharon Freshman Browder

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Swidden agriculture and an intensified rice cultivation program at Ranomafana National Park Madagascar, Laura Michelle Brown

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Wilderness and the Internet: A profile of adopters of the World-Wide-Web as a wilderness information acquisition tool, Charles D. Burgess

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Analyzing climatic and human influences on global terrestrial productivity, Galina Churkina

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The United States Forest Service and the political construction of ecosystem management, Rick Freeman

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Acidic deposition and heavy metal effects on seedling development of Northern Rocky Mountain Engelmann spruce, Linda L. Gilliland

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A riparian and wetland classification and management system for the Bureau of Land Management in southern and eastern Idaho, James Buchanan Hall

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Role of mycorrhizae and phosphorus availability in the arsenic-tolerance of basin wildrye (Elymus cinereus), Julie Annette Knudson

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Study of public participation in the Shirakami Mountains, Yoshitaka Kumagai

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Environmental education in Hungary: Constraints and limitations, Christine E. Lenches

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Comparison of community structure and composition, radiation transmission, and organic stream inputs in old-growth and second-growth riparian systems of Southeast Alaska, Myla McGowan

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Effect of reducing the availability of magpie nest sites on duck nest success, Randell R. Meidinger

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In situ extraction of rhizosphere carbon from native and invasive plant species, Caitlin Christa Morse

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Abundance and occurrence of native nitrogen fixing plants in fire exposed and fire excluded ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests in western Montana, Jennifer Newland

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Identifying Ecotourists Through Benefit Segmentation to Meet the Criteria of Sustainable Tourism Development: Belize as a Case Study, Vincent Roy Palacio

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To plant or not to plant| An evaluation of individual household participation in an agroforestry project in El Salvador, Monica Mae Petersen

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Effects of forest age versus forest structure on epiphytic lichen biomass and diversity, Andrea Kirn Pipp

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Women wilderness & everyday life : an examination of the connection between wilderness recreation and women's liberation, Sarah L. Pohl

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Urban forest sustainability| An application and critique of an urban forestry sustainability model to Missoula, Montana, Daniel A. Rogers

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Analysis of the Keetch-Byram Drought Index as a fire danger indicator as expressed by fire occurrence in Idaho from 1988 to 1997, Taiga S. Rohrer

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National forest management in Hokkaido Japan: Biodiversity conservation considerations, Michael J. Roy

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Evolving human attitudes and management policy in Japanese wildlife management| A case study of the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus japonicus), Mina Miyai Roy

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Relationship of benefits sought to preferred setting attributes for two groups of snowmobile users, Eric G. Schultz

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Development of two indices of crown fire hazard and their application in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand, Joe H. Scott

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Timing and causes of neonatal Dall sheep mortality in the central Alaska Range, Bradley D. Scotton

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Sensitivity analysis of the SIMPPLLE model on Lubrecht Experimental Forest, western Montana, Christine Marie Stalling

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Evaluation of rancher interest and on-farm performance of two indigenous tree species (Albizia guachapele and Samanea saman) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Robert W. Tawes

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Integrating GIS into the management of vegetation along power line corridors, William E. Tedder

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Regional ecosystem simulation: Combining surface- and satellite-based observations to study linkages between terrestrial energy and mass budgets, Peter Edmond Thornton

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Modeling the distribution of woodpecker species in the Jura France and in Switzerland using atlas data, Claudine Tobalske

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Recent human migration to the interior Columbia Basin: Implications for natural resource management, Lisa Richards Troy

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Economic thresholds for agroforestry investment options in New Zealand, Kaarsten Turner

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Game farming in Montana| A historical and comparative policy analysis, Laura Van Riper

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Effects of recreational activities on declining Anuran species in the John Muir Wilderness CA, Meg Vinson

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Height| Diameter ratio and tree stability relationships for four northern Rocky Mountain tree species, Hagan T. Wonn

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Variation among host species in probability of parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds : the role of everyday host activity, Alison J. Banks

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Dispersal genetic relationships and landscape use by colonizing wolves in the central Rocky Mountains, Diane K. Boyd-Heger

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Evaluation of two techniques for the utilization of logging residues| Organic mulch for abandoned road revegetation and accelerated decomposition in small chipped piles, Kari Bradley

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Examination of site and thinning effects on understory vegetation in second-growth forests of southeastern Alaska, DeLoris E. Casey

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Integration of wildlife conservation with local community development: Sanmin and Taoyuan districts in Taiwan as a case study, Tsuilan Chen

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Trends in above and below-ground production of trees and non-tree vegetation on contrasting aspects in western Montana, Dean Wayne Coble

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Analysis and inventory of riparian vegetation along Nevada Creek and Monture Creek using ADAR imagery, Gretchen Fitzgerald

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Nest density and nest success of ground-nesting grassland birds relative to grazing in western Montana, Thomas F. Fondell

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Human-related factors affecting brown bear recovery in the Rhodopi Mountains of northeastern Greece, George Giannatos

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Habitat use of black bears in the northeast Cascades of Washington, Andrea Lee. Gold

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Measures of success in public involvement processes: An investigation of how managers researchers and members of the public define success, Kathleen Meyers Guthrie

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When trees fall in the forest: Stand structure following partial disturbance in the spruce-hemlock forests of Southeast Alaska, Kim Hastings

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Where have all the suckers gone?: A comparison of Aspen treatments on the Deerlodge National Forest, Bob Robert Hodge

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Early dry season biomass burning in the dambo and miombo of Zambia, Erica Ann. Hoffa

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Reproductive ecology and relative utilization of Salix bebbiana (Bebb willow) in southcentral Idaho and southwestern Montana, Todd Hoitsma

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Baseline hydrological conditions Willow Creek Basin Valley County Montana, Jennie Jennings

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Leaf area dynamics and stocking relationships of multi-aged lodgepole pine stands in western and central Montana, Cassandra L. Kollenberg

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Predation by wolves and other large carnivores in northwestern Montana and southeastern British Columbia, Kyran E. Kunkel

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Development of a formalized information needs assessment for multiresource inventories and landscape analysis, Renee Rene' Lundberg

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Development of a formalized information needs assessment of multisource inventories and landscape analysis, Renee Rene' Lundberg

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Camelid introduction and substitution plan| A sustainable land use alternative for pastoralists in Sangay National Park, Ecuador, P. Shane McCarthy

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Timber harvest effects on metamorphosed and larval long-toed salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum), Rex L. McGraw

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Coping behaviors in recreational settings: Substitution displacement and cognitive adjustments as a response to stress, Theron Allen Miller

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Inventory of streams on Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch Dupuyer Montana : implications for livestock grazing and ranch management, Jason B. Moeckel

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Rural tourism economic development: A Geographic Information System modeling approach, R. Neil Moisey

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From scenic to ecological aesthetics: Testing the effect of interpretative messages and the video medium on aesthetic perceptions of ecosystem management practices, Rick Rick Pukis

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Attitudes and opinions of Montana residents about Montana State Parks, Karen E. Sargeant

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Voluntary agreements to conserve endangered species on private land: Accommodating local interests with trusting relationships, Gregory T. Schildwachter

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Growth response of residual stands in western Montana and FVS model validation using remeasurement data, Christopher R. Schwalm

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Ecological characterization and restoration alternatives for Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area, Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, Pamela G. Sikkink

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Community development groups: A solution to conflict in western Montana, Charlie Sperry

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Constructing understory foliar biomass equations for use with standard inventory data in western Montana, Melinda K. Stivers

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On the relationship between avian species richness and net primary productivity in western Montana, Polly C. Thornton

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A physiologically-based comparison of even- and multi-aged ponderosa pine stand productivity, Narayanan Illath Valappil

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The initiation of coarse bed load transport in gravel bed streams, Andrew C. Whitaker

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Evaluating the growth basal area method as a tool for estimating site productivity in uneven-aged ponderosa pine stands, Christopher W. Woodall