Students conducting stream research

Past Students (2009 & earlier)

Graduate Students:

  • Holly Akenson (M.S., 1992): “Spatial relationships and behavior of bighorn sheep sharing a winter range with mule deer and elk in central Idaho”
  • Javan Bauder (M.S., 2009): “Movement and habitat selection of prairie rattlesnakes in the Big Creek drainage of the Frank Church Wilderness”
  • S.M. Brandborg (M.S., 1950): “The life history and ecology of the mountain goat in Idaho and Montana”
  • Edwin Buettner (M.S., 1987): “Ecology of selected streams in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness”
  • J.J. Claar (M.S., 1973): “Correlations of ungulate food habits and winter range conditions in the Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Kara Cromwell (M.S., 2009): “Spatial variation in juvenile Chinook habitat quality: is food limiting in a wilderness watershed?"
  • Charles L. Elliott (M.S., 1980): “Ecology of Columbian ground squirrels in the Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Elijah Eversole (M.S., 2008): “Soldier Bar Landslide and subsequent Late Pleistocene lakes, Big Creek, Valley County, Idaho”
  • Ellen Hamann (M.S., 2009): “Biophysical and geomorphic parameters influencing rearing and spawning habitat selection by Chinook salmon in Big Creek, Idaho”
  • J.W. Hartung (M.S., 1978): “Documentation of historical resources in the Idaho Primitive Area, Big Creek drainage”
  • Greg Hayward (Ph.D., 1989): “Habitat use and population biology of boreal owls in the northern Rocky Mountains, USA”
  • Greg Hayward (M.S., 1983): “Resource partitioning among six forest owls in the River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho”
  • Ben Hoppus (M.S., 2009): “Blister rust, mountain pine beetle, and fuels in whitebark pine forests in the Frank Church River of No Return wilderness area”
  • Maurice Hornocker (1967): ” An analysis of mountain lion predation upon mule deer and elk in the
  • Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Breezy Jackson (2009): “Riparia Influence of fire on streamside vegetation and riparian-stream food webs in a wilderness setting”
  • Gary Koehler (Ph.D., 1987): “Demography of a low productivity bobcat population”
  • Jerry Lauer (M.S., 1973): “A vegetational inventory of big game winter range in the Salmon River Canyon”
  • Zachery Lifton (M.S., 2006): “Bedrock strength controls on the valley morphometry: examples from Big Creek, Valley, and Idaho counties, central Idaho”
  • Rachel Malison (M.S., 2008): “Effects of wildfire on aquatic insect assemblages, emerging adult insects, and riparian consumers in a wilderness watershed”
  • Neil Olson (M.S., 2009): “Effects of topography on the hydrology of a snow dominated basin: How might Big Creek respond to projected changes in climate?”
  • John Seidensticker (Ph.D., 1973): “Mountain lion social organization in the Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Jeremy Shive (M.S., 2004): “Mapping amphibian habitat distribution in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, ID using multiple scales of remotely sensed data”
  • Katherine Strickler (Ph.D., 2008): “American dippers (Cinclus mexicanus) and mountain streams: habitat selection, nesting ecology, and movements in relation to stream conditions”
  • Susan L. Tank (M.S., 2003): “A winter passerine ecology study in the River of No Return Wilderness, central Idaho”
  • F.S. Thomas (M.S., 1988): “Mountain sheep and mountain sheep hunters”
  • E.A. Van der Grift (M.S., 1999), “Carrying capacity on a bighorn winter range: evaluation of methods”
  • Guy Wagner (Ph.D., 2000): “Diet selection, activity patterns and bioenergetics of bighorn ewes in central Idaho”
  • Larry Wing (Ph.D., 1969): “Ecology and herbivore use of five mountain meadows in the Idaho Primitive Area”


Undergraduate Students:

  • Bernardo Alvarez (2005): “Understanding the human dimensions of recreational fishing in Big Creek, Frank Church Wilderness of Idaho”
  • S.J. Anderson (1976): “The ecology of pocket gophers in a wilderness environment”
  • Renan Bagley (2000): “Seasonal migration patterns of mountain lions in central Idaho over a 35-year period”
  • L.J. Bate (1991): “Raptor nests in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness”
  • Javan Bauder (2007): “Movement and habitat selection of prairie rattlesnakes in the Big Creek drainage of the Frank Church Wilderness”
  • Joel Bender (1980): “A preliminary survey of the rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) in the Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Pierre Bordenave (1980): “Soil relationships of the Taylor Ranch and vicinity”
  • Eric Carlson (2008): “Temporal and spatial variation in tributary and mainstream suspended sediment fluxes in Big Creek, a recently burned sub-alpine Idaho catchment.”
  • Eric Clippinger (2008): “Exploring altitudinal and climatic effects on coniferous seedling regeneration in burned areas in central Idaho.”
  • Samantha Cooney (2002): “Factors affecting hen blue grouse responses to human disturbance”
  • J. Davis (2005): “Impacts of food availability on salmonid fish's growth and density in selected streams of similar size in the Big Creek drainage”
  • Patrick Della Croce (2005): “Do confluences with tributary streams modify the distribution of fish in Big Creek? A Practical Work Experience Report”
  • Charles Elliott (1975): “The effect of altitude upon various physical and reproductive factors in a population of Peromyscus maniculatus”
  • Tati Gettelman (2009): “Nest site selection of Lewis's woodpeckers in burned cottonwood riparian areas of the Frank Church Wilderness”
  • Katie Gillies (2003): “Emergence surveys and foraging activity of central Idaho bats”
  • Keith Haley (1979): “Beaver distribution, abundance, and habitat characteristics along Big Creek drainage, Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Troy Hinck (2004): “Elk calf survival evaluation: Big Creek and Cold Meadows, Salmon River Mountains, Idaho”
  • Dean Holecek (2006): “Microhabitat use and selection by age-0 Chinook salmon in Big Creek, Idaho”
  • Stephanie Jenkins (2004): “Assessing Lewis' woodpecker habitat using hyperspectral imagery”
  • Liam Junk (2009): “Continuing Records of Suspended Sediment Flux in lower Big Creek Drainage. Are fire induced changes recognizable?”
  • Kate Lambert (2006): “Effects of weather and elevation on bat relative seasonal abundance and activity in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness”
  • Michael Lance (2006): “The ecological significance of mountain whitefish in a central Idaho wilderness stream”
  • Amber Lankford (2009): “Reproductive success of Lewis's woodpeckers in the Frank Church Wilderness”
  • Lisa Lombardi (1979): “A survey of yellow-bellied marmot colonies in the Big Creek drainage with a special reference to behavior”
  • Sarah Malick (2005): “Distribution and habitat characteristics of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) on Big Creek in the Frank Church River-of-No-Return Wilderness, Idaho”
  • Christopher McDaniel (2001): “Lamb production and survival in lambing areas and summer ranges of a bighorn sheep population wintering on Big Creek in central Idaho”
  • Hati Mvundura (2004): “The Tukudika of Big Creek”
  • S.A. Peck (1977): “Habitat influences on the weight cycle of the Columbian ground squirrel”
  • Kristen Pilcher (2009): “Influence of flow and temperature regimes in Big Creek, Idaho on the seaward migration of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchys tshawytscha) -- A comparative analysis across 3 years and multiple sites within the Salmon River.”
  • Mackenzie Shardlow (2005): “A survey and habitat evaluation of American marten and fisher in the Frank Church Wilderness, Idaho”
  • Allen Steuter (1976): “Modeling some aspects of a blue grouse population”
  • Allen Steuter (1975): “Some aspects of the blue grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, summer ecology in the Idaho Primitive Area”
  • Crystal Strobl (2002): “Amphibians within the Big Creek drainage of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area”
  • Kate Wynne (1978): “An investigation of lungworm infestation and intermediate host presence of two bighorn sheep ranges of central Idaho”
  • Stacy Young (1978): “Beliefs and attitudes of Idaho wilderness users”