The repository is a service of the Carroll College library. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the individual departments and centers on campus.

Founded in 1909, Carroll College in Montana’s capital city of Helena is a teaching centered private Catholic four-year college ranked by U.S.News & World Report as the number one regional college in the West eight years in a row and a top regional college “Best Value School” in the West. Students come to Carroll for its combination of top academic programs, affordable tuition with generous financial aid and the deep sense of faith-based community the campus offers. Top professors are role models for student excellence, with Carroll faculty members distinguished as published authors, Fulbright Scholars, groundbreaking researchers and recipients of National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities grants and awards.

Explore Majors at Carroll College

Biology at Carroll College

Environmental Programs at Carroll College

This collection includes Carroll College undergraduate student theses from 1917-Present. Use the following links to view theses in Life and Environmental Sciences:

Follow

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

PDF

Developing a Method for In Vitro Conversion of Recombinant Mule Deer Prion Protein, Andrew Peterson

PDF

Analysis of the genetic diversity within and between populations of Festuca campestris in the Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forests, David Roach

PDF

Prevalent Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Phenotypes in Commensal Escherichia coli Isolated from Bovine Feces of the Rocky Mountain Region of Montana, Jacqueline Schmidt

PDF

The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Exposure of Bisphenol A on Body Weight and Percent Body Fat in Rattus Norvegicus, Robert Simons

PDF

Molecular Genetic Affinities of the Melanistic Western Terrestrial Garter Snake, Thamnophis elegans, Kevyn Stroebe

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

PDF

Partial Isolation and Chemical Characterization of Cytotoxic Compounds in Freshwater Sponges, Aaron Bertoni

PDF

Neurological Effects of Chlorpyrifos on Prenatally-Exposed Rats, Kyle Denning

PDF

Zorros: Fossil Foxes of the Andean Altiplano A Paleontological Descriptive Study, Jenna Emerson

PDF

The relative utility of coding and non-coding chloroplast DNA in phylogenetic and biogeographical analyses of Cibotium (Cibotiaceae) and Diplopterygium (Gleicheniaceae), Erika Gustafson

PDF

The Effect of Plant Variety and Soil-Amendments on Micronutrient Deficiencies in Calibrachoa, Laci High

PDF

The Use of SM-FRET Spectroscopy to Determine Whether Cooperative Binding is Involved in the Chaperone Function of HIV-1 Nucleocapsid Protein, Elizabeth Swanson

PDF

Efficiency and Accuracy of Geometric Morphometries in the Analysis of Intraspecific Variation in the Frog, Rana luteiventris, Maria Julia Tomaske

PDF

Survey of melanistic garter snakes by traditional and geometric morphometries, James Van Leuven

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

PDF

Analysis of OS-E and OS-F expression in Drosophila melanogaster using GAL4 transgenes with green fluorescent protein, David Anderson

PDF

Cytotoxic Activity in Freshwater Sponges, Buck Bania

PDF

Influence of Sex, Age, and Antibiotic Soap Use on the Number and Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria, Anna Bramucci

PDF

The Effects of Sex Hormones on Physical Characteristics of the Medial Collateral Ligament in Prepubescent Female Rats, Eileen Brennan

PDF

A Longitudinal Analysis of the Distributions of and An Assessment of the Reproductive Status of Two Siblings of the S. arcticum Complex at Little Prickly Pear Creek, Greg Clausen

PDF

The Effects of Two Trimming Techniques on the Morphology of Hoof Shape in Horses (Equus caballus), Shannon Crabtree

PDF

Reconstructing Ecofeminism: Using Gender Symbols As Academic Tools, Rather Than Restrictive Identities To Better Understand And Address The Environmental Crisis, Erin Farris

PDF

Biogeographic origin of the Hawaiian pteridophyte, Diplopterygiutn pinnatum, (Gleicheniaceae) as assessed by phylogenetic analysis of atpfi and trnG-R chloroplast DNA regions, David Fredenberg

PDF

The Effect of Advanced Glycation End Product Inhibition on the Development of Diabetic Encephalopathy in Rats, Nathanael Gay

PDF

Engineering an improved expression vector for the Nupl53 RNA binding domain, Francisca Maertens

PDF

Land use and irrigation effects on soil chemical and biochemical properties: Consequences for rice production in Sahelian West Africa, Jessica Miller

PDF

Antibiotic Resistance Due to Recent Antibiotic Drug Use and Other Antimicrobial Factors in Adults in Helena, MT., Melissa Moyer

PDF

Reproductive Status of Cytotypes within the Simulium arcticum Complex at Rock Creek, Missoula Co., MT 3/14/06, Judith Pickens

PDF

Habitat Factors that Influence Oviposition Sites in Ecuadorian Glass Frogs, Mario Pizzini

PDF

Uptake of Thallium from Artificially Contaminated Soil into Brassica oleracea acephala L., Morgan Skalsky

PDF

The Simulium arcticum Complex: Environmental Effects on Distribution of Taxa at Trout Creek and Reproductive Status of Taxa at the Blackfoot River, Lindee Strizich

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

PDF

Rescuing A Molecular Motor In Dilute Mice, Sara Anderson

PDF

Detection of Sporadic Genetic Mutations Using an EndoV/Ligase Scanning Assay, Jillian Bybee

PDF

Alleviation of the negative effects of restraint stress on cognitive learning and memory retention in female rats by estrogen and tamoxifen, Tamara Caldwell

PDF

Biogeographical Origins of Hawaiian Diplopterygium pinnatum by Long Distance Wind Dispersal, Kris Christensen

PDF

Screening for antibiotic, antifungal and antitumoral compounds in natural products extracted from freshwater sponges, Danielle Daehnke

PDF

Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Hawaiian members of the pteridophyte genus Cibotium (Dicksoniaceae), Annabelle Kleist

PDF

Identification of Key Binding Partners of Elongin C, Allie Maffit

PDF

Prion infection of the nasal cavity: site for agent shedding?, Brian Moreaux

PDF

Biogeographical Origins and Phytogeny of the Endemic Hawaiian Species ofCibotium (Dicksoniaceae): a Molecular Perspective Based on atpb Sequences, Christine Nelson

PDF

Damaging Capacity of Five Metal Cations on Escherichia coli Plasmid DNA, Sara Jo O’Connell

PDF

Sexually Dimorphic Effects of Prenatally Applied Fluoxetine (Prozac) on Behavior and Cognition in Rats, Elise Pletnikoff

PDF

AAV Mediated Alpha CaM-Kinase II Suppression and Up Regulation: Behavioral Studies and Western Blot Analysis, Deven Robinson

PDF

A Cytogenetic Analysis of the Simulium arcticum Complex at the Little Blackfoot River, Powell County, Montana, Kathryn Styren

PDF

Developing Proteomics Techniques for Glycosylated Proteins, Adrienne Udelhoven

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

PDF

Wetland Characteristics Associated with Reproductive Activity of Rana sylvatica in Denali National Park, Alaska, Andrew Brown

PDF

Localization of the Late Endosome Marker Rab7 in the Freshwater Sponge Ephydatia muelleri, Lindsay Carlile

PDF

The Effects of Soil Copper Concentration on the Activity and Diversity of Microbial Communities, Jessica Davis

PDF

Wetland Rapid Assessment: Development, Testing and Analysis, Erin Fehringer

PDF

Immunocytochemical Localization of Rab5 in Perialgal Vacuoles of a Freshwater Sponge, Hannah Jarvis

PDF

Effects of 17-P-Estradiol and Tamoxifen on the Stretch and Failure Load of the Medial Collateral Ligament of Prepubescent Female Rats, Tyner Kuehn

PDF

Effect of the condensed tannin containing hay, sericea lespedeza, on natural and experimental challenge Haemonchus contortus infection in lambs, Katherine Lange

PDF

Distribution of Sibling Species of the Black Fly, Simulium arcticum, is Correlated with Elevation, Christina Marchion

PDF

Detection of K-ras Colorectal Point Mutations Using Endonuclease V/AK16DLigase and Ligase Detection Reaction Assays, Laura Mirch

PDF

Perturbation of Triple-Helix Structure in Mutant Collagens Examined by Subnanosecond Local Dynamics of Tryptophan: An Application of Time-Resolved Fluorescence Anisotropy, R. Dawn Paul

PDF

Water: A Fundamental Right for All, Jessie Peterson

PDF

Long Term Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination on Bacterial Communities in the Upper Clark Fork River Canyon, Marcus Simonich

PDF

Water Quality Survey of Nitrate Levels and Coliform/Coliphage Presence in the Helena Valley Compared with Helena City Water, Emma Swingle

PDF

Effects of Varying Concentrations of Zinc on Bacterial Tolerance, Diversity, and Community Structure in Artificially Amended Soils, Joshua Sykes

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

PDF

Effects of Cu on Soil Bacterial Number, Activity, and Community Structure as a Function of Time, Janelle Bennett

PDF

Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals by Damselfly Nymphs (Enallagma boreale) in Spring Meadow Lake, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, Kristine Berg

PDF

Separation of Underivatized Amino Acids and Dipeptides Using 1- Butylimidazolium Based Stationary Phase and UV Detection, Amanda Blackburn

PDF

The Role of E2F1 in Endocycle Regulation, Lindsay Black

PDF

The Use of Prostaglandin F to Synchronize Estrus in Beef Cattle and Influence Calving Dates, Rachel Brooke

PDF

The Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination on Bacterial Activities and Species Richness in Soils from Montana’s Clark Fork River Valley, Erin Carlson

PDF

Effects of Estradiol and Tamoxifen on Leukocyte Distribution in Response to Restraint Stress in Mice (Mus musculus), Julianna Duchesneau

PDF

Differential Expression of Mitochondrial Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Compared to Age-Matched Controls, Erin Flaherty

PDF

Toward Solving the Structure of Cholesterol Oxidase H447E/E361Q Double Mutant, Larryn Krause

PDF

Incorporating Open Spaces In Urban Planning Case Study: Three Pines Development, LLC, Leslie McClain

PDF

The Effects of Hydroperiod on the Head Morphology of Long-Toed Salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum), Kathryn Menninger

PDF

Olfaction and Maternal Behaviors in Rats, Ann Miner

PDF

A Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Tail Morphology in the Colombia Spotted Frog, Rana lutieventris, Tim Mitchell

PDF

The Effects of Zinc Contamination on Soil Bacterial Communities, Andrew Palmer

PDF

Cytogenetics of Simulium arcticum at Little Prickly Pear Creek: A Test of the Rhodes IIL-3/IIL-7 Reproductive Isolation Hypothesis, Callie Riggin

PDF

Expression and Cellular Localization of dab5-l, a Delayed Abscission Mutant, in Arabidopsis thaliana, Amber Robertson

PDF

Cytogenetics of Simulium arcticum in Lewis and Clark and Powell Counties, Montana: A Test of the IIL-3 “montane” / IIL-7 “prairie” Hypothesis, Tonya Santoro

PDF

Effects of Estrous Stage on Leukocyte Distribution in Response to Restraint Stress in Mice (Mus musculus), Marilee Simons

PDF

RB Inhibition of Cellular Proliferation during S-phase and Origin Density Determination through Alterations in Nucleotide Pools, Aubrey Smartt

PDF

Detection of the Coprinus cinereus protein Rad51 in meiotic and mitotic tissue and characterization of the Rad51 antibody, Kathryn Van Hook

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

PDF

The Effects of the Presence of Dragonfly Predators on the Morphology of the Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris), Kyle Bodley

PDF

Effects of Gadolinium on Calcium-Sensing Receptor (CaR)-mediated Calcium Current in Rat Superior Cervical Ganglia, Maire Brennan

PDF

The Effect of PKC 5 Inhibitors on PMA-induced Apoptosis in Xenopus laevis Splenocytes, Annie Crater

PDF

The Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Copper Tolerance and Antibiotic Resistance of Soil Bacterial Communities, Stephanie Dull

PDF

The Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Copper Tolerance and Antibiotic Resistance of Soil Bacterial Communities, Stephanie Dull

PDF

Alleviation of the Negative Effects of Restraint Stress on Cognitive Learning and Retention in Rats by Estrogen and Estrogen + Progesterone, Jonathan Hager

PDF

Uneven Distribution of Heavy Metals in Shoreline Sediments of Spring Meadow Lake, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, Christopher Harada

PDF

Localization of Genes Potentially Controlling Susceptibility to the Lethal Effects of Alzheimer’s Amyloid Precursor Protein in Transgenic Mice, Joseph Krezowski

PDF

Wetland Characteristics Associated with Amphibian Presence in the Rocky Mountain Region, Sarah McAvoy

PDF

A Cytogenetic Study of Chromosomal Diversity of Simulium arcticum at Ten-mile Creek, Lewis and Clark County, MT, Kevin O’Keefe

PDF

The Effects of Hydroperiod on the Morphology of the Long-Toed Salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum, Jesse Sherratt

PDF

Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of GFP:XKCM1 Deletion Constructs, Patrick Thorsen

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

PDF

Species Diversity of Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Relation to Stream Size Submitted, Clinton Blackwood

PDF

MtDNA Analysis of Sexual Dispersal Among Glacier National Park Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos), Joseph Chiovaro

PDF

Age Distribution Patterns in a Small and a Large Population of Spotted Frogs (Rana luteiventris), Scott Davis

PDF

The Production and Characterization of a Mutant Form of Herpes Virus Entry Mediator (HVEM), Christopher Gourley

PDF

Spotted Frog (Rana lutcivcntris) Dispersal in the Lower Lump Drainage, Jonathan Griffin

PDF

Butterfly species in Lewis and Clark County, Montana and comparison to those of Missoula County, Montana and Alberta, Canada, Megan Hansen

PDF

The Effects of 17-Beta-Estradiol on the Stretch and Failure Load of the Medial Collateral Ligament of Ovariectomized Females, Orchiectomized Males, and Intact Males, Joseph Petrino

PDF

Analysis of Candidate Proteins Interacting with Eyal, Ryan Schwanke

PDF

The Effect of Predation on Tadpole Morphology of the Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris), Reed Simons

PDF

Five Extracellular Proteins of Group A Streptococcus: Antigenicity and Gene Expression, Elisha Stenseth

PDF

Application of ICP-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy to assessment of wetland sediments in the Montana counties of Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, Powell, and Broadwater: The influence of heavy metals on amphibian breeding activity., Michael Vannatta