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Testing the Efficacy and Potential Consequences of Fencing As A Wildlife Management Tool
This dissertation examines how various anthropogenic barriers affect wildlife movement, and in particular, how fencing affects movement and behavior of both migratory prey and predators in semi-porous environments. I chose ...
Assessing the Benefits of Extra-pair Mating for Female Purple Martins (Progne subis)
Approximately 75% of socially monogamous passerines pursue extra-pair mating with the frequency of extra-pair paternity varying among and within taxonomic groups. Despite the ubiquity of extra-pair mating systems, substantial ...
The Effects of Social Interactions on Learning and Memory in the Honey Bee Apis Mellifera
The honey bee Apis mellifera has been used to study the genetics of learning and memory for several decades. In Chapter 2, a literature review revealed that learning and memory phenotypes are highly heritable. Several ...
Migration and Winter Ecology of a Declining Forest Songbird
Fundamental gaps in understanding of the year-round biology of migratory songbirds are hampering conservation of dozens of at-risk species. Until recently, determining where and when during their annual cycle migratory ...
Population Genomics of Polistes Wasps
The molecular mechanisms influencing the evolution of social behaviour in insects are of great interest and have been the focus of many recent studies. Chapter one of this thesis reviews several major hypotheses regarding ...
Effects of Migration Schedules on Physiological Condition and Timing of Breeding in Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
I examine for the first time whether individual migration strategy affects physiological condition upon arrival and how arrival condition influences reproductive effort in a migratory songbird. Migration duration was ...