CWU's graduate program in the Biological Sciences offers opportunities for gaining research experience and expertise through a diverse complement of academic courses. Biology faculty in our department are active in research using multidisciplinary approaches to answer questions across the Biological Sciences. These research areas include: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Infectious diseases, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physiology, and Science Education.

Our graduates go on to be:

  • Biomedical researchers in academic, government and industrial labs
  • Technicians in research labs
  • Regional field biologists in government agencies
  • Biologists with environmental consulting firms
  • PhDs in the sciences and professional fields
  • Educators at K-12 schools and community colleges

This collection features theses from Master of Science students in the Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Program at Central Washington University.

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Theses from 2016

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SEASONAL MICROHABITAT USE OF YOUNG-OF-THE-YEAR BULL TROUT, SALVELINUS CONFLUENTUS, IN A DROUGHT YEAR, Ashton Brook Bunce

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Activity Patterns, Home Range, and Microhabitat Selection of a Terrestrial Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) in a Tropical Dry Forest, Taggert G. Butterfield MR

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The Hormonal Regulation of the Claudin Genes in the Ovary, Sean Gadson, April Binder, Kenneth Korach, and Katherine Hamilton

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Resolving Gnetum Evolutionary History, Angela McFadden

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HIGH DIVERSITY OF TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI DISCRETE TYPING UNITS CIRCULATING IN TRIATOMA IN WESTERN MEXICO, Uyen T. Nguyen

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Testing the forage preference of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) for use in connectivity corridors in the Washington Cascades, Carly Wickhem and Kristina Ernest

Theses from 2015

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Influence Of Landscape On Gene Differentiation In The American Pika (Ochotona princeps) Within The Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass Corridor, Craig P. Fergus

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Passage Route Survival and Behavior of Juvenile Salmon at Priest Rapids Dam, Columbia River, WA, Kyle B. Hatch

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Physiological variation of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) seedlings to drought stress, Matthew A. Merz

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The Evolution of Sex Determination and the DMRT1 Gene in the Japanese Gecko (Gekko japonicus), Lisa-Marie Mullen

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Behavioral Response to UVB Differs in Subalpine Populations of Daphnia Melanica, Amanda Tompkins

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Efficacy of Ultraviolet Radiation to Control Lactic Acid Bacteria in Wine Must, Brian D. Williams