Department of Geography, The University of Texas at Austin
Names, titles, and dates (months) are taken from the title page of the thesis or report. Students are included with degrees in interdisciplinary or other subjects, when supervised by regular geography faculty; however this aspect of the list is not complete. Theses are on file and available through interlibrary loan from the Perry-Castaneda Library, University of Texas at Austin. Reports are available only in those cases where students voluntarily supplied them to the library.
An Analysis of Forest Change: A Case Study of the Chocó-Andean Conservation Corridor in the Upper Guayllabamba Watershed, Ecuador. MA thesis (Young, May)
Genetically Modified Soy Production and Small Farmer Resistance in San Pedro, Paraguay: Finding Space for Dialogue in an Overly-Politicized Agricultural Landscape. MA thesis (Knapp, May)
Currently in Agency for International Development
Black land ownership in post-bellum Texas: settlement locations and rural livelihoods. MA thesis (Doolittle, May)
Environmental governance and implications of small-scale logging: the case of the indigenous groups in the Ampiyacu Basin in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon. MA thesis (Young, August)
Ceremonial bromeliads of the arco floral: ethnobotany, ecology, and harvest impacts of Tillandsia imperialis (Bromeliaceae) in Veracruz, Mexico. MA thesis (Doolittle, May)
Currently in PhD program, University of Texas
Sustaining power: clean development, governance, and the politics of hydroelectricity in Brazil. MA thesis (Doolittle, May)
Grass-fed cattle ranching in Texas: characteristics and motivations of ranchers. MA thesis (Knapp, May)
Currently at Cathedral School, Washington DC
Prowling the Nature-Culture Borderlands: A Geography of the Feral Cat. MA thesis (Adams, December)
Conservation Planning in Central Texas. MA thesis (Doughty / Young, May)
Urban dung beetles: a natural history of dung-feeding scarabs along an urban gradient in Travis County, Texas. MA thesis (Richardson, May)
Pimping Paradise: An Analysis of the Construction and Contestation of the Place-Based Identity of Key West, Florida. MA thesis (Zonn, May)
1,400 Years of Biomass Burning, Climate Variability, and Environmental Change on Ometope Island, Lake Nicaragua. MA thesis (Dull, May)
Admitted to PhD program, Princeton University
Indigenous Land-Use Systems: Evidence from the Pueblo Kichwa de Rukullakta. MA thesis (Sierra, May)Fellow, Colorado Conservation Trust
Reconstructing identity representational strategies in the Garifuna community of Dangriga, Belize. MA thesis (Zonn, May)
Admitted to PhD program, University of Texas
The biogeography of Striated Caracaras Phalcoboenus australis. MA thesis (Doughty, May)
Jessica Lynn Lee
Late Quaternary Environmental Change in the Huasteca Cultural Region of the Mexican Gulf Coast. MA thesis (Dull, May).
Robin H. Gary (Havens)
Anthropogenic Activities and Karst Landscapes: a Case Study of the Deep, Thermal, Sulfuric Karst System in Tamaulipas, Mexico. MA thesis, (Crews, December).
Brenda C. Baletti
The social production of urban forests: urbanization, development, and conservation in the eastern Brazilian Amazon. MA thesis (Doolittle, December).Admitted to PhD program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Photo from Chapel Hill website.
Contesting the transgenic landscape networks, narratives and policy action in agrarian struggles in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 1998-2003. MA thesis (LAS, Davis),Admitted to PhD program, University of Washington.
Change and continuity in a peasant community of Peruvian shepherds the case of Pilpichaca, Huancavelica. MA thesis (LAS)Admitted to PhD program, University of Texas.
Amy Lynn Norman
Isolating seasonal variation in landuse/landcover change using multi-temporal classification of landsat ETM data in the Peruvian Amazon, MA thesis (Crews, August).Admitted to PhD program, University of North Carolina
Pressure on the park a case study of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, and whooping crane habitat management. MA thesis (Crews, August).
Hope Hackman Fitzgerald
Private sector participation in water provision, MA thesis (MES, Manners, August).
Orlandos G. Stergides
The "Minoan" Eruption of Santorini and the Collapse of the Minoan Civilization, MA thesis (Doolittle, May).
Jillian Suzanne Aldrin
Downstream spatial variability of recent flood deposits, Lower Guadalupe River, Texas, MA thesis (Hudson, May).
The Yellowstone bison herd contentious management of an American icon, MA thesis (Davis, December).
Living in Austin, Texas
Indigenous territoriality in Ecuador's Amazon a study of Achuar organizational discourse and the legalization of ancestral territories, MA thesis (LAS, Knapp, December).
PATIT Programme Manager, UN Institute for Training and Research, New York City
Long-term impacts of payment for environmental services : a forest conservation assessment in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. MA thesis (LAS)
Jean Wintemute Parcher.
Remote Sensing Methods for Estimating Impervious Cover for Hydrologic Modeling Applications: A Case Study of the Brownsville/Matamoros Urban Area, MA thesis (Crews, December).
Identification of biodiversity conservation priorities using predictive modeling: An application for the tropical dry forests of western Ecuador and northern Peru, MA thesis (Sierra, August).
The Influence of the National Flood Insurance Program on Texas Coastal Development, MA thesis (Crews, August).
Matthew Joseph Fry.
Choices, Collectives, and Framing: An Analysis of the Role of Land Tenure on the Decision Making of the Bolivian Ava Guaranis. MA thesis (LAS, Knapp, May).
Admitted to the PhD program in geography, University of Texas at Austin
Mary Harding Polk.
An Assessment of Conservation Approaches for the Natural Protected Areas in Arid Southern Peru. MA thesis (LAS, Young, May). Photograph by Oscar Maldonado, May, 2003.
Researcher, LBJ Wildflower Center, Austin Texas
Oscar I. Maldonado
Biodiversity Conservation in Long-Inhabited Landscapes: Challenges and Opportunities for the Lake Atitlan Region, Guatemala. MA report (Knapp, May). Photo by Daniel Hernandez-Salazar, 2003.
Senior Conservation Scientist, Nature Conservancy, Guatemala
Elaine A. Bradbee
Cultural Patterning in French Polynesia, MA thesis (Jordan, May).
Office Manager and Litigation Assistant, Hanna & Plaut LLP, Attorneys at Law, Austin
Damion Brook Kintz
Land use and land cover change between 1987 and 2001 in the buffer zone of a national park in the tropical Andes. MA thesis (Young, May).
US Geological Survey, Austin Texas
Alexandra Giselle Ponette.
Living on the Margin: An Economic Analysis of Traditional Shade
Cultivation by the Huastec Maya of Northeastern Mexico. MA thesis (Doolittle, May).
Admitted to the PhD program, Yale University.
Franklin T. Heitmuller
Morphological and Sedimentological Variability of Natural Levee Deposits in the Lower Panuco Basin, Mexico. MA thesis (Hudson, May).
Pursuing the PhD in geography, UT-Austin.
Ryan Edward Fennell
Bipolar city : the reinvention of downtown living in Los Angeles. MA thesis (Davies, May).
Historic Preservation Planner, Texas Department of Transportation
Laura Nicole Pierce
The Case of the Comuneros and the Cement Baron: A Critique of Sustainable Development and Conservation in Coastal Ecuador MA thesis (LAS, Knapp, May).
Research Assistant, Texas Capital Fund, Texas Department of
Agriculture Rural Economic Division
Amber Leigh Clark
From the banks of Green Bay : defining the Ho-Chunk homeland, 1634-2001. MA thesis. (Jordan, December)
The Feasibility of Apicultural (Meliponidae) Extention Programs: A Study of the "Kaan-Lool" Cooperative in Yucatan Peninsula. MA thesis (Doolittle. August).
CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Consultants, Ltd.
Natural Vegetation Types of Texas and Their Representation in Conservation Areas. MA thesis. (Manners, December).
Texas General Land Office, Austin
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