USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station


Great Basin Native Plant SElection & Increase Project

Great Basin Restoration Initiative

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Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

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Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems

Research Project


Great Basin Native Plant Project




Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Great Basin Native Plant Project


Completed M.S. and Ph.D. programs:


Overton, Emily C. 2013. Advancing nursery production of big sagebrush seedlings: cold
     storage and variation in subspecies growth.
Moscow, ID: University of Idaho.
    33 p. Thesis. [Link]


Taylor, M. 2013. Exotic, native and seeded species, and soil biology response to
     post-fire seedings in northern Utah.
Laramie WY: University of Wyoming.
    96 p. Thesis. [Link]


Young, Kert R. 2012. Plant establishment and soil microenvironments in Utah juniper
     masticated woodlands
. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. Dissertation. 110 p.
    51 p. Thesis.


Jones, C. 2011. Cultural practices and seed scarification of four native Lupinus
     species (Fabaceae) from the Great Basin
. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.
     51 p. Thesis.


Kildisheva, Olga A. 2011. Restoration strategies for a native perennial:
     Germination and seedling physiology of Sphaeralcea munroana
. Moscow, ID:
    University of Idaho. 78 p. Thesis. [Link]


Scholten, Melissa D. 2011. Environmental regulation of dormancy in seeds of
     Lomatium dissectum
. Boise, ID: Boise State University. 84 p. Thesis. [Link]


Sriladda, C. 2011. Ecophysiology and genetic variation in domestication of
     Sphaeralcea and Shepherdia species for the Intermountain West
    Logan, UT: Utah State University. 85 p. Dissertation. [Link]


Bhattarai, K. 2010. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of wildland collections
     of Western and Searls prairie clovers for rangeland revegetation in the
     western USA
. Logan, UT: Utah State University. 154 p. Dissertation. [Link]


Herriman, Kayla R. 2009. Wyoming big sagebrush: efforts towards development
     of target plants for restoration
. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho. 70 p. Thesis.


Hulet, April. 2009. Diversification of crested wheatgrass stands in Utah. Provo,
     UT: Brigham Young University. 43 p. Thesis. [Link]


Kramer, Andrea T. 2009. Ecological genetics of Penstemon in the Great Basin,
. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois. 119 p. Thesis. [Link]


Rawlins, Jennifer K. 2009. Wet thermal accumulation modeling of germination of
     western U.S. rangeland species
. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. 61 p.
    Thesis. [Link]


Johnson, Robert L. 2008. Impacts of habitat alterations and predispersal seed
     predation on the reproductive success of Great Basin forbs
. Provo, UT:
    Brigham Young University. 114 p. Dissertation. [Link]


Parkinson, Hilary A. 2008. Impacts of native grasses and cheatgrass on Great
     Basin forb development
. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 75 p.
    Thesis. [Link]


Armstrong, Jeremiah C. 2007. Improving sustainable seed yield in Wyoming big

     sagebrush. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. 29 p. Thesis. [Link]


Bhattarai, K. 2007. Potential of basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes Torr. Ex A.
     Gray) populations and rhizobial strains for revegetation and restoration of
     Intermountain West rangelands
. Logan, UT: Utah State University. 116 p.
    Thesis. [Link]

Culumber, C.M. 2007. DNA barcoding of western North American taxa: Leymus
(Poaceae) and Lepidium (Brassicaceae)
. Logan, UT: Utah State University.
    100 p. Thesis. [Link]


Eldredge, Sean D. 2007. Beneficial fungal interactions resulting in accelerated
     germination of Astragalus utahensis, a hard-seeded legume
. Provo, UT:
    Brigham Young University, . 99p. Thesis. [Link]


Fansler, Valerie A. 2007. Establishing native plants in crested wheatgrass
     stands using successional management
. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State
    University. 95 p. Thesis. [Link]

Kaur, P. 2007. DNA markers and gene expression polymorphisms associated
     with growth habit QTLs in Leymus wildryes
. Logan, UT: Utah State University.
    128 p. Dissertation. [Link]


Leonard, Eamonn. 2007. Competition for soil nitrate and invasive weed
     resistance of three shrub-steppe growth forms
. Logan, UT: Utah State
    University. Thesis. 78 p. [Link]

Swoboda, Katharine A. 2007. The pollinating ecology of Hedysarum boreale and
     evaluation of its pollinating bees for restoration and seed production
.  Logan,
    UT: Utah State University. 117 p. Thesis. [Link]


Roberts, F. Leland. 2007. Investigation into seed collection practices and shrub
     manipulations to improve sustainable seed yield in wildland stands of
     bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)
. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. 35 p.
    Thesis. [Link]


Voss, Joshua. 2006. Forage adaptability trials for forage and seed production in
     Bolivia; effect of 5 herbicides on 7 native Utah forbs
. Provo, UT: Brigham
    Young University. 86. p. Thesis. [Link]


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