Below are theses and dissertations of graduates of UNLV's School of Life Sciences.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Mojave Desert Ecosystem Recovery: Potency of Biotic and Abiotic Restoration Methods in Low Elevation Plant Communities, Mary Amanda Balogh

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Trade-Offs Between Survival and Reproduction in Starvation-Selected Drosophila Melanogaster, Tammara Beeghly

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Landscape Scale: Inter- and Intraspecific Variation in Plant Interactions along a Stress Gradient in the Sheep Range of Nevada, Jordan Dowell

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Mojave Desert Plant Community Long-Term Response to Disturbance, Dominic M. Gentilcore

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Effects of Ecological Restoration Techniques in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Simone Ka-Voka Jackson

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The Effect of Pleistocene Glacial - Interglacial Cycles on Patterns of Genetic Diversity and Differentiation of Populations of Leptodactylus Albilabris (White-Lipped Frog) in the Puerto Rican Bank, Andre Nguyen

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Delineation of Events in Centripetal Migration During Drosophila Oogenesis, Travis Tait Parsons

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Long-Term Monitoring of Rare Gypsum Communities in the Eastern Mojave Desert: A Study in Science and Art, Tiffany Jane-Marie Pereira

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Assessing Minimal-Input Restoration Strategies for Desert Soil and Vegetation Restoration, Audrey Jean Rader

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Beyond Genetics: Addressing Activity in Microbial Ecology, Scott Christopher Thomas

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Effects of Disturbance and Restoration Treatment on Fertile Islands in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Camille Traylor

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Tree to Grass Water Use Ratios; Assessing Turfgrass’ High Water Use in the Urban Landscape, Tamara Wynne

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Role of ecdysone signaling in fat-body tissue remodeling and pupal metabolism, Nichole Dinell Bond

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Presenilin is necessary for the function of CBP in the adult Drosophila CNS, Randy S. Boyles

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The Larval salivary gland of Drosophila melangogaster: A model system for temporal and spatial steroid hormone regulation, Benjamin Constantino

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Space use and mating activities in the speckled rattlesnake, Xavier Glaudas

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Transcriptional regulation of the Shigella flexneri icsp Promoter: Silencing and anti-silencing by H-NS and VirB, Dustin Harrison

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Phylogeography of two closely related anurans, the Relict Leopard Frog (Rana onca) and Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis), Viktoria Hemmings

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Transcriptional regulation of Shigella virulence plasmid-encoded genes by VirB and CRP, Christopher Thomas Hensley

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Reconstructing species responses to past climatic changes using niche modeling and genetic data, Tereza Jezkova

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From the valleys to the mountains: The biographic history of antelope squirrels, bats, and chipmunks in Western North America, Stacy James Mantooth

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The Role of transcription in stationary phase mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis, Holly Anne Martin

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Phylogeography and landscape genetics of the Flammulated Owl: Evolutionary history reconstruction and metapopulation dynamics, Markus Mika

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Genes involved in mushroom body development and behavior in Drosophila, Christine Nicole Serway

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Physiological implications of natural versus induced arousal from torpor, Jenifer C. Utz

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Production, purification and crystallization of membrane integrated multimeric Bax, Adelbert Mark Villoso

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Environmental Influence on Brain, Behavior, and Gene Expression in Drosophila, Xia Wang