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Dr. Claire Fuller - Student Researchers

Current Graduate Students:

Carpenter, Brittany. Temperature effects on immunity in the Caribbean termite, Nasutitermes acajutlae

Gilmore, Ann. The Combined Effects of the Herbicide, Atrazine and Predator Cues on Larval Dragonflies Ladona deplanata, Watershed Studies Institute. 

Current Undergraduate Students:

Bell, Savannah. Colony Level Effects on Pathogen Susceptibility in the Termite, Nasutitermes acajutlae.

Darling, Victoria (BIOMAPS). Termite Colony Growth: Modeling the Effects of Temperature.

Jent, Derrick. Effects of pathogenic fungi on spiders and cave crickets. 

Stringfield, Kayla (BIOMAPS). Termite Colony Growth: Modeling the Effects of Temperature.

Tartar, Elizabeth. Long-term Temperature Effects on Termite Colony Fitness.


Past Graduate Students:

St. Clair, Coy. The effect of atrazine on immunity in dragonfly larvae, Plathemis lydia. MS Thesis. 2012

Harris, Shawna. Immunity and Symmetry of Dragonfly nymphs in ponds along a pollution gradient. Non-Thesis. 2011

McDermott, Erin. The effect of pollution on immune function in dragonfly larvae: a potential indicator species for habitat degradation. Non-Thesis. 2004

Jeyasingh, Punidan D. Effect of resource limitation and predation on the population density of Nasutitermes acajutlae (Isoptera: Termitidae) colonies on St. John, US Virgin Islands. MS Thesis. 2003


Past Undergraduate Students:

Earhart, Alex. Development of molecular markers for genetic analysis of termites, and modeling termite colony growth. The effect of atrazine on fruitfly development, Honor’s Thesis, 2013.

Tarter, Elizabeth. Development of molecular markers for genetic analysis of termites and modeling termite colony growth, 2012-2013.

McCoy, Ashley. Helped with field and laboratory work on termite ecology. 2011.

Barker, Jessica. Effect of atrazine on the immune system of crickets. Honor’s Thesis. 2009-2010.

Brazelton, Carrie. Effects of temperature on termite immunity and Effects of temperature on termite fat bodies. 2008-2009.

Mathis, Grant. Effects of temperature on termite fat bodies. 2008-2009.

Walker, Todd. Pathogenicity of a novel Caribbean fungus to termites and Effects of temperature on termite fat bodies. 2007-2009.

Clapp, Josh. Effects of temperature on termite fat bodies. 2007-2008.

Dennis, Matt. Water pollution and its effect on encapsulation in dragonfly larvae, Plathemis lydia. 2006-2007.

West, Andrew. The relationship between water quality and developmental symmetry in dragonfly nymphs and Effects of temperature on susceptibility to a fungal pathogen on Caribbean termites. 2005-2007.

Brown, Travis. Effects of flooding on parasites and stress in white-footed mice. 2004-2006.

Driver, Beth. The relationship between size and immune levels in the termite, Nasutitermes acajutlae. 2004-2005.

Graves, Anthony. The affect of light exposure on growth and immunity in greater waxmoth larvae (Galleria mellonella). 2003-2005.

Oatsvall, Kimberly. The relationship between distance from termite colonies and fungal competitors. 2004-2005.

Rogers, Lindsay. The impact of water quality on immunity and developmental symmetry in dragonfly nymphs. 2004-2005.

Duguid, Meredith. The cause of the color change in termites infected by an acanthocephalan. 2003-2004.

O’Malley, Larry. The cause of the color change in termites infected by an acanthocephalan. 2003-2004.  

Dellinger, Dawn. The effect of parasitism on stress in lab-reared white-footed mice. 2001-2002.

Rabe, Tisha. The relationship between nest size, size of workers and soldiers and colony success in Nasutitermes acajutlae and The impact of an acanthocephalan parasite on colony success in Nasutitermes acajutlae. 2000-2001.

Day, Giovannia. The impact of an acanthocephalan parasite on colony success in Nasutitermes acajutlae. 2000.

Stroud, Steven. Habitat selection and parasitism in the tropical termite, Nasutitermes acajutlae. Honor’s Thesis. 1998-1999.

Phillips, Taetia. Susceptibility of parasitized termites to predation. 1996-1997.

Hefner, Jerry. The effect of inoculum level, host age and exposure on oocyst output and periodicity in two eimerians of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). 1991-1992.

Wrosch, Elizabeth. The effect of inoculum level, host age and exposure on oocyst output and periodicity in two eimerians of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). 1991-1992.



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