Dissertations and Theses

PhD Dissertations

1962 Barnes, Richard Nearn. An ecological study of lacustrine planktonic associations. Ph.D. degree conferred June 8, 1962.

1962 Wetzel, Robert George. A comparative study of the primary productivity of higher aquatic plants, periphyton and phytoplankton in a saline lake. Ph.D. degree conferred Sept. 7, 1962.

1966 Mason, David Thomas. Limnology of Mono Lake, California. Ph.D. degree conferred June 9, 1966.

1967 Tunzi, Milton George. The effects of dissolved organic matter upon the growth of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Scenedesmus quadricauda. Ph.D. degree conferred March 18, 1967

1968 Carlson, John Stanley. Primary productivity and population dynamics of zooplankton in Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. degree conferred March 16, 1968.

1968 Beatty, Kenneth Wilson. An ecological study of the benthos of Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. degree conferred Dec. 14, 1968.

1969 Armstrong, Richard. Phytoplankton community structure and succession in Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. degree conferred June 14, 1969

1969 Richerson, Peter. Community ecology of Lake Tahoe plankton. Ph.D. degree conferred 1969.

1972 Stull, Elisabeth. Autoradiographic measurement of the primary productivity of individual species of algae from Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. degree conferred 9/72.

1972 Kleiber, Pierre. The dynamics of extracellular, dissolved organic material in the sediments of Lake Marion, British Columbia. Ph.D. degree awarded 9/72.

1973 Yang, Yen-ting. Primary production and extracellular release by phytoplankton in Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. awarded Sept. 1973.

1973 Jassby, Alan. The ecology and hypolimnetic bacteria in Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. awarded June 1973.

1973 Paerl, Hans. The regulation of heterogrophic activity by environmental factors at Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. Ph.D. awarded Sept. 1973. 21.

1974 Richey, Jeffrey. Phosphorus dynamics in Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. awarded March 1974.

1974 Elder, John. Trace metals and their incorporation into biological and chemical processes in a subalpine stream in the Lake Tahoe watershed. Ph.D. awarded June 1974.

1975 Flint, R. Warren. Ph.D. awarded June 1975. The natural history, ecology and production of the crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, in a subalpine lacustrine environment.

1975 Neame, Peter A. Ph.D. Benthic oxygen and phosphorus dynamics in Castle Lake, California. Ph.D. 1975. 234 p.

1975 Williams, Noel W. Ph.D. The ecology of the zooplankton of Castle Lake, California. GB 19052, GB 35371. 163 p.

1976 Perkins, Michael. Ph.D. The influence of epilithic periphyton upon phosphorus flow in a subalpine stream. 187 p. RANN GI-22

1976 Sanders, Frank. Ph.D. An investigation of carbon flux in the sediment of Castle Lake. GB 35371 and GB 19052. Dec. 1976. 135 p.

1977 Vincent, Warwick. Ph.D. thesis. Ecophysiological studies on the aphotic phytoplankton of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. 243 p.

1977 Kimmel, Bruce. Ph.D. thesis. Nutrient transfers associated with seston sedimentation and sediment formation in Castle Lake, California NSF DEB 76-19524 and NSF BM 74-02246 A01. Sept. 1977

1977 Gersberg, Richard. Ph.D. thesis. Denitrification studies of Castle Lake, California utilizing the radioisotope nitrogen-13. NSF DEB 76- 19524 and NSF BM 74-02246 A01. Sept. 1977

1977 Paulson, Larry. Ph.D. The significance of ammonia regeneration by Brook and Rainbow trout on phytoplankton productivity in Castle Lake, California. NSF BM 74-02246 A01 and NSF DEB 76-19524. Sept. 1977.

1978 Kellar, Penelope E. M.S. A study of growth and nitrogen-fixation in Azolla filiculoides var. rubra (R. Br.~ Strasb. in La Ngahewa, New Zealand. 72 p. March, 1978. NSF DEB74-20745A

1978 Hoffman, Roderick W. Ph.D. The use of multiple parameter flume bioassays to assess the impact of effluent loadings on the aufwuch community of a sub-alpine river (Truckee River, California- Nevada). June 1978.

1978 Rybock, James. Ph.D. Mysis relicta loven in Lake Tahoe: vertical distribution and nocturnal predation. Dec. 1978. DEB 7611095 and GI-22.

1978 Coil, John. Ph.D. Spatial heterogeneity of selected nutrients in Lake Tahoe (California-Nevada).

1979 Redfield, Garth. Ph.D. Temporal variation in diel vertical migration and the ecology of zooplankton in Castle Lake, California. June 1979. NSF 74--02245 and NSF DEB 76-19524.

1979 Morgan, Mark. Ph.D. The dynamics of an introduced population of Mysis relicta (Loven) in Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. DEB 76-11095. June 1979.

1979 Axler, Richard. Ph.D. Inorganic nitrogen uptake by phytoplankton in Castle Lake, California. 150 p. Dec. 1979.

1980 Loeb, Stanford. Ph.D. The production of the epilithic periphyton community of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. NSF DEB 78-23824 and NSF-ENV 77-06506. March 1980.

1982 Folt, Carol Lynn. Ph.D. The effects of species interactions on the feeding and mortality of zooplankton. NSF DEB79-16221

1982 Priscu, John Charles, Jr. Ph.D. Physiological Ecology of Castle Lake phytoplankton: a Comparison of Shallow and Deep-Water Communities.

1982 Odoemelam, Obed Ogho. Ph.D. The morphological diversity of the species of Plarictomyces in Mrak Pond and the growth of isolates on the products of cyanobacterial growth. 155 p.

1982 Coon, Thomas Gregory. Coexistence in a guild of benthic stream fishes: the effects of disturbance. Ph.D. dissertation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

1983 Reuter, John E. Ph.D. Studies of nitrogen assimilation of the epilithic periphyton community in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. 180 p.

1983 Hoenicke, Rainer. Ph.D. Mechanisms for coexistence of zooplankton and their population response to changing food sources in Castle Lake, California. 135 p. (Dec. 1983) NSF DEB80-19918.

1983 Knud-Hansen, Christopher. Ph.D. Fate of particulate organic matter in a developing tropical reservoir.

1985 Vaux, Peter. Ph.D. The ecology of the freshwater fishes of central Honduras. June 1985.

1985 Zehr, Jonathon P. Ph.D. Dissolved organic nitrogen dynamics and bacterial amino acid metabolism in Castle Lake, California. June 1985. 187 p.

1986 Aloi, Jane E. Ph.D. The ecology and primary productivity of the eulittoral epilithon community: Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, March, 1986.

1987 Paulsen, Steve. Ph.D. Contributions of sediment denitrification to the nitrogen cycle of Castle Lake, Ca. 113 p.

1987 Carney, Heath J. Ph.D. Phytoplankton dynamics in large temperate and tropical lakes: two case studies. 140 p.

1988 Janik, Jeffrey J. Ph.D. Nutrient recycling in Castle Lake, California: phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions. 127 p.

1988 Paaby, Pia. Ph.D. Light and nutrient limitation in a Costa Rican lowland stream. 194 p.

1988 Stewart, Gladys Yong-Chu Ph.D. The role of the colonization by a herbivore Daphnia pulex on the zooplankton community of tropical Lake Yure (Honduras), 1980-1986.

1989 Elser, James. Ph.D. Nutrients, algae, and grazers: complex interactions in lake ecosystems. U. of Calif., Davis.

1989 Marjanovic, Prvoslav. Mathematical modeling of eutrophication processes in Lake Tahoe: water budget, nutrient budget and model development. PhD Dissertation. University of California, Davis, CA. 385pp.

1990 White, Michael. Ph.D. Horizontal distribution of zooplankton in relation to predation gradients. U. of Calif., Davis.

1991 Marzolf, Erich, Ph.D. The mechanisms of benthic nitrogen regeneration and their importance to subalpine, Castle Lake, California. U. of Calif., Davis.

1991 Slotton, Darell. Ph.D. Mercury bioaccumulation in a newly impounded northern California reservoir. U. of Calif., Davis.

1993 Njue, Alexander. Ph.D. The Tana river floodplain forest, Kenya: hydrologic and edaphic factors as determinants of vegetation structure and function. U. of Calif., Davis.

1994 Djohan, Tjut. Ph.D. Nutrient dynamics in a subalpine wetland of California.

1994 Lubnow, Fred. Ph.D. An evaluation of several ecological and physiological indicators used in determining the nutrient deficiencies of the natural, mid-summer assemblages of bacteria and phytoplankton in a subalpine lake.

1995 Rhodes, Catherine. Ph.D. Plankton ecology in a desert saline lake with emphasis on diazotrophic cyanobacteria.

1995 Sater, Eliza. M.S. Seasonal nutrient limitation at four high altitude, shallow reservoirs of the Tahoe Basin and Northern Nevada.

1995 Messer, Dean. Ph.D. The influence of riparian vegetation on stream macroinvertebrate community structure in an old growth forest.

1997 Hatch, Lorin. Ph.D. The generation, transport, and fate of phosphorus in the Lake Tahoe ecosystem.

1998 Li, Xiaoping. Ph.D. Iron cycling and its effect on algal growth in Clear Lake, California.

1998 Heyvaert, Alan. Ph.D. The biogeochemistry and paleolimnology of sediments from Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada.

1998 Mueller-Solger, Anke. Ph.D. Linking the classical and the microbial components of aquatic food webs: the role of protozoa in lakes.

1999 Park, SangKyu. Ph.D. Essential fatty acids and phosphorus content as food quality indices for zooplankton dynamics: implications for energy and material flows in freshwater pelagic ecosystems.

2001 Rueda, Francisco J.  A Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Model for Lake Environments

2001 Fleenor, William E.  Effects and Control of Plunging Inflows on Reservoir Hydrodynamics and Downstream Releases.

2001 Perez-Losada, Joaquim  A Deterministic Model for Lake Clarity: Application to Management of Lake Tahoe, (California-Nevada), USA

2002 Stubblefield, Andrew, P. Spatial and temporal dynamics of watershed sediment delivery, Lake Tahoe, California. Ph D dissertation. University of California, Davis. 199pp

2003 Chandra, Sudeep. Ph.D. The impact of nonnative species and cultural eutrophication on the Lake Tahoe food web over time.

2003 Panayotou, Dorothea. Ph.D. Aquatic insects in Tahoe basin streams: the link between stream restoration and biological assessment.

2003 Kelley, Elise. Differences in Vegetation Structure, Species Composition, and Soil Microbial Communities Among Forests of Different Successional Ages and Types in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Ph.D. dissertation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

2004 Palmarsson, Sveinn O. Boundary Processes and Particle Flux in a Stratified Lake.

2004 Swift, T. J. The aquatic optics of Lake Tahoe, CA-NV. PhD dissertation, University of California Davis. 212 pp.

2005 Dobrowski, Solomon Zev. On the Integration of Ecology in Remote Sensing Science. Ph.D. dissertation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

2007 Trask, James C. Resolving hydrologic water balances through novel error analysis, with focus on inter-annual and long-term variability in the Tahoe Basin. PhD dissertation, University of California Davis. 378pp

2007 Chung, Eu Gene. Modeling Sediment Resuspension Linkages to Nutrient Cycles in a Shallow, Eutrophic Lake: Case Study of the Salton Sea

2007 Schlesinger, Matthew Daniel. Landbird Demography and Community Structure Along an Urbanization Gradient in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Ph.D. dissertation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

2008 Meidav, J. Vegetation, Landscape, Management, and Restoration Effects on Sediment and Nutrient Transport in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Ph.D. dissertation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

2008 Henery, Rene. Multi-Scale Connectivity Dynamics and Pacific Salmonids: Opportunities for Ecological Rehabilitation. Ph.D. degree conferred March 22, 2008.

2008 Ger, Kemal. Extent of Acute, Chronic, and Nutritional Impacts of Microcystis Aeruginosa Blooms on the Calanoid Copepods of the Upper San Francisco Estuary. Ph.D. degree conferred December 12, 2008.

2019 Roberts, D. C. Physical Processes in the Littoral Zone of a Large Lake and the Implications for Water Quality. PhD Dissertation

MS Theses and Projects

1961 Mason, David Thomas. The growth response of Artemia salina (L.) Leach to various feeding regimes. M.A. degree conferred June 9, 1961.

1963 Tunzi, Milton George. M.A. degree conferred June 7, 1963. Examination.

1966 Forcella, Anne Cleveland. Some aspects of the biochemistry and ecology of the copepod Diaptomus novamexicanus from Castle Lake. M.A. degree conferred June 9, 1966.

1966 Lenn, Robin Christopher. Primary productivity in a thermal spring. M.A. degree conferred Sept. 9, 1966.

1967 Yang, Yen-ting. Photosynthesis and respiration of some freshwater phytoplankton. M.A. degree conferred December 16, 1967.

1968 Swift, Michael Crane. A quantitative and qualitative study of trout food in Castle Lake, California. M.A. degree conferred June 13, 1968.

1971 Coil, John. Primary productivity and limiting nutrients in a Lake Tahoe harbor. 81 p. M.S. awarded December 1971.

1974 McLaughlin, Eric. Allochthonous iron and sediment deposition in a Lake Tahoe harbor. M.S. awarded June 1974.

1977 Thomson, Robert-David J. M.S. thesis. Species specific response to nutrients in Lake Tahoe's natural phytoplankton population. M.S. awarded June 1977 78 p. NSF RANN GI-22.

1978 Kellar, Penelope E. M.S. A study of growth and nitrogen-fixation in Azolla filiculoides var. rubra (R. Br.~ Strasb. in La Ngahewa, New Zealand. 72 p. March, 1978. NSF DEB74-20745A

1978 Coon, Thomas Gregory. The deep chlorophyll maximum of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. Masters thesis, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

1979 Arneson, Patricia. M.S. Effects of nutrient enrichment on the natural phytoplankton of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. 121 p. NSF DEB 76-11095 and NSF 74-02245. December 1979.

1982 Carlton, Richard Gray. H. S. The role of sediments in the nutrient dynamics of Castle Lake, California. 145 p. NSF DEB-8019918

1982 Hackley, Scott Howard. M.S. The effects of highway deicing agents on the autotrophic and heterotrophic communities of Lake Tahoe. 121 p.

1982 Sommer, Ted Robert. M.S. The ecology of the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii from California rice fields and their potential for harvest.

1983 Lane, Judith L. M.S. The responses of different size classes of phytoplankton to nutrient enrichment in oligotrophic lakes. 170 p. (Dec. 1983). NSF DEB80-19918.

1985 Sawyer, Peter E. M.S. The predatory behavior and distribution of Mysis relicta in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. June 1985.

1987 Varnhagen, Elizabeth. M. S. Factors limiting the population growth of Bosmina longirostris in Lake Tahoe. March 1987. 139 p.

1988 Blatt, Fred. M.S. Effects of decreased pH on phytoplankton, zooplankton, and bacterioplankton in Castle Lake, CA

1988 Hagley, Cynthia. The ecology and nutrient cycling of macrophytes in Castle Lake, California

1989 Richards, Robert. C. M.A. Comparative limnology of small lakes on the Sacramento-Trinity River Divide of northern California. U. of Calif., Davis.

1989 Starrett, Gwen. L. M.S. Prey selectivity of the Clear Lake gnat, Chaoborus astictopus. U. of Calif., Davis.

1995 Sater, Eliza. M.S. Seasonal nutrient limitation at four high altitude, shallow reservoirs of the Tahoe Basin and Northern Nevada.

1999 DuVall, Robert. M.S. Evaluation of microbial products used in lake management.

2000 Meidav, Josh. M.S. Watershed effects of prescribed fire in mixed conifer ecosystems: a case study from the Lake Tahoe Basin.

2000 Walter, Katey. M.S. Ecosystem effects of the invasion of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) at Lake Tahoe, CA-NV.

2000 Coker, Jennifer Eileen,  Optical Water Quality of Lake Tahoe

2000 Pálmarsson, Sveinn Ó.  Littoral Water Currents in a Shallow Lake.

2000 Thompson, Kelley L.  Winter Mixing Dynamics and Deep Mixing in Lake Tahoe

2000 Penaska, Lisa.  GPS-Tracked Drogues for Use in Coastal and Lake Studies

2002 Liu, Marie. M.S. Atmospheric deposition of phosphorus and particles to Lake Tahoe, CA-NV

2003 Heald, Scott, Modeling MTBE and BTEX in lakes and reservoirs used for recreational boating

2004 Sunman, Banu (Chemical Engineering), Spatial and temporal distribution of particle concentration and composition in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada

2005 Terpstra, Rachel, Presence and characterization of biotic particles and limnetic aggregates in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada

2004 Marti-Cardona, Belen  Relationship among Fish Kills, Upwellings and Wind Patterns in the Salton Sea

2005 Steissberg, Todd, Characterizing upwelling and surface circulation at Lake
Tahoe using thermal infrared imagery

2005 Rabidoux, Alexander,  Spatial and temporal distribution of fine particle and elemental concentrations in suspended sediments in Lake Tahoe streams, California-Nevada

2006 David Jassby Modeling, Measurement and Microscopy – Characterizing the Particles of Lake Tahoe

2006 Jehan Fugitt  “Selenium Mass Balance and Modeling in Agricultural Evaporation Basins”

2006 Lee Geuthle  Adoption of Satellite Based Meteorological Data for Improved Water Temperature Modeling

2007 Stephen Andrews. Development and Application of a Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model for Riverine Floodplain Environments

2008 Simone Sebalo Compost Toilets as an Alternative to the Honeybucket in a Rural Alaska Native Village

2008 Alexa LaPlante  Exchange Flows Between the Tahoe Keys Embayments and Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada


2018 Jones, A. T. Error and Variability in Metabolism Estimates from a Stratified, Oligotrophic Lake (Lake Tahoe, CA/NV). MS Thesis