Undergraduate Research Students (Post-graduation status):

2014. The relationship between canine nasal length, second-hand tobacco smoke, and salivary cotinine level. Sierra Wilson.

2014. Should lunar cycles and illumination be considered in survey guidelines for KY bats? Jonathan Huether
2014. Effects of Pet Therapy on the Stress Level of Therapy Dogs. Kaitlyn Whitewood
2014. The experimental analysis of the effects of pet therapy on the blood pressure and stress levels of first-year college females. Chesika Crump (University of KY Medical School)
2013. Absence of S. neurona  in Virginia o’possums (Didelphis virginiana) in Calloway County. Carlynn Rekosh (Biologist, Gulf Islands National Seashore, MS)
2013. Experimental Analysis of the Relationship Between Parasite Burden and Cognitive Abilities in House Mice (Mus musculus). Carli Whittington (University of Louisville Medical School), Chesika Crump, and Carlynn Rekosh
2011. Is There Evidence of Trade-offs in Cognitive Ability and Parasitism in Adult White-footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus)? Shelby Blalock, Jared Guthrie and Laura Francisco

2010. Is immunity energetically costly? Erin Keeney and Callie Wilson (Education Psychology Graduate Program, Murray State University)

2010. Exploring the relationships between academic stress and blood pressure in undergraduate students. Rebekah Clay (Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program, University of Kentucky)

2009  Energy trade-offs between cell-mediated and humoral branches of the immune system in old-field mice (Peromyscus polionotus). Sarah Hargis (Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Graduate Program, Virginia Tech) and Renee Levesque (University of Illinois Medical School)

2008  A GIS map of Lyme disease risk in Kentucky. Jake Elliott.

2008  Validation of a hemolytic-complement assay to measure innate immunity in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Broadie Fitzhugh.

2008  Validation of a bacterial killing assay for use with white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Thomas Keltner.

2007  A GIS model of the risk of Lyme disease carried in Peromyscus leucopus as a function of habitat disturbance, immunocompetence, and biodiversity.  Jake Elliott and Courtney Thomason (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University).

2006  The effects of diet and social stress on humoral and cell-mediated immunity in Peromyscus leucopusCourtney Thomason (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University) and Tiffany Hedrick (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University).

2006  Fluctuating asymmetry as a measure of stress from habitat disturbance.  Tiffany Hedrick (Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University) and Patrick Howell. 

2004  Evaluation of multiple bioindicators of  environmental stress: developing predictions for wildlife and human health risks.  Brandon Bales, Travis Brown (Eco Tech, Environmental Consultant), Steve Clapp, Adam Green, Collin Schaumburg, and Natalie Sutton.

2004  Effects of dietary fiber and protein on immunocompetence in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).   Collin Schaumburg, Kyle Humphrey (Sullivan College of Pharmacy, KY), Holly Strong, and Natalie Sutton.

2003  Evaluation of multiple bioindicators of environmental stress: Developing predictions for wildlife and human health risks.  Brandon Bales (Master's Program, University of North Dakota), Travis Brown (Master's Program, MSU, KY), Steve Clapp, Adam Green (Master's Program, University of Arkansas), Collin Schaumburg, and Natalie Sutton.

2003  Impacts of anthroporenic disturbance on the health of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).   Richard Blalock (Vanderbilt University Medical School), Caleb Mathis, Maninder Virk (Doctoral Program, University of Alberta), Stephen Compton (University of Louisville Medical School), Steve Coe, and Marshall Welch.

2002  Patterns of energy allocation in immune-challenged and testosterone-treated white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Maninder Virk.  (Doctoral Program, University of Alberta, Canada)

2002  The effects of testosterone on the immune system of white-footed mice (Peromsycus leucopus).  Richard Blalock.  (Medical School, Vanderbilt University)

2001 Energy consumption of the immune system in Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse).  Stephen Compton.  (Medical School, University of Louisville, KY)
2001  The role of odor cues in the assessment of genetic quality on a physiological basis in the monomorhpic mouse species, Mus musculus.  Lee Webb .   (Physical Therapy School, Belmont University, TN)
2000    Swamp rabbit habitat modeling using a geographic information system: predicting occurrence for management and restoration purposes in western Kentucky.  Adam Smith.   (Master's Program,  Boise State University, Idaho) 

2000  Distribution ranges and habitat associations of selected species of birds in Kentucky.  Adam Smith.

1999  Female odor preference and its effects on female reproductive success and offspring quality in Mus musculusSara Poston - Honor's Research.  (Pharmacy School, University of Kentucky).

1999 Relationship between the occurrence of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in white-tailed deer and elk.  Michael Elsea.

1999 Effects of chronic food restriction on testosterone level and development of reproductive and digestive organs in the house mouse (Mus musculus). Michael Boone - Honor's Research (High School Teacher, Marshall County High School).

1999 Paternity analysis for Microtus ochrogaster using RAPID-PCR. Jason Sykes and Julie Willingham (Physician Assistant School, University of Kentucky)

1998 Development of a computer catalog of the Murray State University Mammal Collection. David Donato.

1998 Paternity analysis for Microtus ochrogaster using RAPID-PCR. Julie Willingham (Physician Assistant School, University of Kentucky)

1998 Food selection of the White-Footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) based on energy and protein content. Chad Lewis (Master's Program, Aquatic Science, Murray State University, KY) and Tim Clark (Master's Program, English, Murray State University).

1997 A comparison of the traditional discipline-based 199 series and a new multidisciplinary inquiry-based curriculum. Jimmy Dorris (Physician Assistant School, West Virginia)

1997 Male chemosignals and female mate preferences in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Sarah Richter (Physical Therapy School, University of Kentucky).

1997 Social and mate preferences of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster).  Kelly Joy-Miller (Graduate School, University of North Dakota) and Tim Clark.

1997 Male chemosignals and female odor- and social-preferences in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Jennifer Wiles (Pikesville School of Osteopathic Medicine) and Jimmy Dorris (see above).

1997 Mammal track identification and occurrence along Johnathan Creek in western Kentucky. Micah Perkins (Graduate School, University of Nebraska;  Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, GA).

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