Ph.D., M.A. and M.S. Degrees

As of fall 2006, the Mansfield Library is hosting electronic versions of student theses on their ETDP Collection site. Searches can be performed there by Academic Department or Author. The Geography Department Office, Stone Hall 208, also has a collection of bound theses available. Previous theses are listed below.

Student, Project Title, and Committee Chair

Year

Degree

PICHACZ, ALEXANDER
Thesis: Grassroots Planning: An Actor-Network Study of Surfing Waves in Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2015 M.S.
PACHECO, ALMA
Thesis: The Habitat of European Brown Bears in Northern Spain: Mapping Habitat Fragmentation and Potential Connectivity
Committee Chair: David Shively
2015 M.A.
WALLY, GARIN
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2015 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
LIPPUS, AMY
Thesis: The History and Evolution of North American Ski Resort Map Style and Design
Committee Chair: Kevin McManigal
2015 M.S.
KLACZYNSKI, WILLIAM
Thesis: On the Map, But Off the Grid: Perceptions of Authenticity of Place in Polebridge, Montana
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2015 M.A.
MAAS, LESTER
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2015 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
LEHR, MORGANNE
Thesis: Modeling Northern Goshawk (Accipiter Gentilis) Nesting Habitat on the Lewis & Clark National Forest Using Eigenvector Filters to Account for Spatial Autocorrelation
Committee Chair: David Shively
2014 M.S.
HEIMEL, MATTHEW
Thesis: Testing The Utility Of Environmental Cluster Analysis Based On Biodiversity Surrogates For Inland Temperate Rainforest Conservation Planning In The Northern Rocky Mountains
Committee Chair: David Shively
2014 M.S.
KAISER, KAYDE
Thesis: Geography's Place in Big Sky Country: A Study of Motivating and Demotivating Factors for Teaching Geography in the Montana Classroom
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2014 M.A.
EDUFUL, MICHAEL
Thesis: Impacts of Urban Land Use Change on Sources of Drinking Water in Kumasi, Ghana
Committee Chair: David Shively
2014 M.S.
BORDOKOFF, PETER
Thesis: Perceptions of Climate Change and Vulnerability in Upper Svaneti, South Caucasus, Georgia
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2014 M.A.
WESCOTT, MACE
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2013 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
DASCENZO, CHRISTINE
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2013 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
WEISS, BENJAMIN
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2013 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
FRAZIER, GABRIEL
Thesis: A GIS Approach to Analyzing Stream Temperatures in the Sleeping Child Creek Watershed, Montana, USA
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2013 M.S.
HOOVER, BRENDAN
Thesis: Analysis of the Rocky Boy Reservation's Border Formation 1885 to 1950
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2013 M.S.
TOUZEL, S. JOSEPH 
Thesis: Mapping the Distribution and Abundance of Western Larch with Multi-Temporal Satellite Imagery and Gradient Modeling
Committee Chairs: David Shively & Zachary Holden
2013 M.S.
NELLIS, MARY
Thesis: How Cha-paa-qn Got Its Name: A Sixth-Grade Geography Curriculum Unit for Indian Education for All In Montana
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2013 M.A.
FYOCK, MITCHELL 
Thesis: The Development of a New System for Geomorphologic Mapping of High Mountain Environments in the United States
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2013 M.S.

SMITH, JULIA
Thesis: Analysis of Microtopography, Vegetation, and Active-Layer Thickness using Terrestrial LIDAR and Kite Photography, Barrow, AK
Committee Chair: Anna Klene

2013 M.S.
HOWARD, TRISTAN
Thesis: Comparison of Wild-Domestic Sheep Interaction Policies in Bighorn Disease Outbreak Locations in the Continental U.S., 1990-2010
Committee Chair: David Shively
2013 M.S.
YOUNGSTROM, NICHOLAS
Thesis: Tourism Sector Perceptions of Vulnerability to Environmental Change in Glacier National Park, U.S.A.
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2013 M.S.
MILBRATH, JOSEPH
Thesis: Land-Cover Change within the Peatlands along the Rocky Mountain Front, Montana: 1937-2009
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2013 M.S.
PAN, CALEB
Thesis: Inventory of Mongolian Glaciers for the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Program
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2013 M.S.
RILEY, KARIN
Thesis: Modeling Rare Stochastic Disturbance Events at Continental and Global Scales: Post-Fire Debris Flows and Wildland Fires
Co-Chairs: Rebecca Bendick & Anna Klene
2012 Ph.D./Geoscience
SHELLY, KAREN
Thesis: Mapping a Historic Bitterroot Valley, Montana Landscape Using General Land Office Field Notes
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2012 M.S.
WALLACE, JESSE
Thesis: Using Landsat Imagery to Evaluate Landscape-level Impacts of Natural Gas Field Development: Tazovsky Peninsula, Russia, 1984-2007
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2012 M.S.
SMITH, MOLLY
Thesis: Rethinking Drought: Planning for Water Scarcity and Climate Variability in the Clark Fork Basin of Montana
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2012 M.S.
GREIMAN, LILLIE
Thesis: Between Harsha and Harira: Moroccan Women's Relationships to Food and Kitchenspace
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2012 M.A.
BREWER, BENJAMIN
Thesis: A New West Evaluation of Socio-economic Change in the Clark Fork Watershed between 2000 and 2010
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2012 M.S.
ROGERS, NATHANIAL
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2011 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
GRAY, DAVID
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2011 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
BUKHARI, FOUAD
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2011 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
HAZARD, JOSH
Committee Chair: David Shively
2011 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
HOADLEY, CHARLES
Thesis: Creating an Image, Shaping a Destination in Chachapoyas, Peru
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2011 M.S.
BURBACH, THOR
Thesis: The Influence of Environmental Variables on Predicting Rare-plant Habitat in the Nez Perce National Forest
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2011 M.S.
HUSAR, JOSEPH
Thesis: Rural Community Vitality in the Cases of Fort Benton, Montana and Watford City, North Dakota
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2011 M.S.
MCMANIGAL, KEVIN
Thesis: Retracing the 1910 Carruthers Royal Geographical Society Expedition to the Turgen Mountains of Mongolia-Reconstruction of a Century of Glacial Change
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2011 M.S.
WALTNER, DUSTY
Thesis: Evaluating Repeat Photography in Documenting Natural and Cultural Landscape Changes: a Changing Crown of the Continent Ecosystem between 1899 and 2010
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2011 M.S.
REDDISH, MARCUS 
Committee Chair: David Shively
2011 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
KHAN, FAISAL
Thesis: Five Years After the October 8, 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: Assessing the Landsliding and Rebuilding Efforts of the Disaster
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2011 M.S.
BENTON, MATTHEW
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
CARLSON, SEAN
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S./Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
RAHN, PETER
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S./Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
MCNALLY, GREGORY
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2010 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
KAIDEN, JEFFREY
Thesis: An Assessment of the Viability of Landscan Data to Estimate Structure Location in Wildland Fire Management and Planning
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S.
GILBERTSON-DAY, JULIE
Thesis: Analyzing Geospatial Data Across Geographic Scales: A Case Study of Two Wildfire Risk Assessments
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2010 M.S.
BALKE, KYLE 
Thesis: Perception and Role of 3D Visualizations in Planning: A Case Study of the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway’s Viewshed Protection and Visualization Project
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S.
KRUMWIEDE, BRANDON 
Thesis: Glaciations and Glacier Variations in the Central Mongolian Altai
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2010 M.S.
PETERSEN-PERLMAN, JACOB
Thesis: An Assessment of Municipal Water Rights and Water Systems in the Clark Fork River Basin
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010

M.A.

BROWN, JOEL 
Thesis: Irrigators’ Vulnerability to Drought in the Flathead River Basin, Montana
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S.
GARRIS, MICHAEL
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2010 M.S.-Portfolio/ Comprehensive Exam
KOSTELNIK, DANIEL 
Thesis: Testing Popular Acceptance of Montana’s Tourism Regions
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2010 M.A.
REINECKE, JEREMY 
Thesis: Supporting Locally Important Datasets in Wildland Fire Management Decisions
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2010 M.S.
ERICKSON, TINA 
Thesis: The Value of a Neighborhood School: The Story of Paxson Elementary, Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: David Shively
2010 M.S.
GARELLA-STANISH, JEANNINE 
Thesis: Geographilia In Children's Urban Spaces: Investigating How Children Explore Outdoor Places and Connect With Natural Objects
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2010 M.A.
CHURCH, MICHAEL
Thesis: Examining Narratives of Place: Representations of Xinjiang in Tourism and Geography Education Texts
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2010 M.A.
EVANS, HEATHER 
Thesis: The Biogeography of Ageratina adenophora: .A Mexican Trans-Global Invader
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2010 M.S.
NYANTAKYI-FRIMPONG, HANSON 
Thesis: Socio-Ecological Factors that Impact Sustainable Management of the Lake Bosomtwe Basin in Ghana
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2010 M.S.
NEWMAN, JOHN
Thesis: Rural Subdivision Planning in Missoula County, Montana: A Planner’s Perspective
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2010 M.S.
WILLIAMS, ASHLEY 
Thesis: Water Quality and Waterborne Disease along the Niger River, Mali:
A Study of Local Knowledge and Response
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2010 M.S.
JANSSEN, HAYDEN
Thesis: Stewardship in West African Vodun: A Case Study of Ouidah, Benin
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2010 M.A.
YOCHIM, DANIEL 
Thesis: An Examination of Mortality Rates of Missoula Country, As Compared to State and National Levels
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2009 M.S.
STUMP, CHRIS 
Thesis: Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Biomes in Western North America (9000 to 0ybp)
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2009 M.S.
GOTTSCHALK, ETHAN 
Thesis: Resource Debate in Southwest Alaska: The Bristol Bay Fishery and the Pebble Mine
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2009 M.A.
BYRD, LAWRENCE 
Thesis: The Public Land Manager in Collaborative Conservation Planning: A Comparative
Analysis of Three Case Studies in Montana
Committee Chair: David Shively
2009 M.A.
BYRNE, MARTIN
Thesis: Glacier Monitoring in Ladakh and Zanskar, Northwestern India
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2009 M.A.
CAHILL, LAURA 
Thesis: Socio-Spatial Dimensions of Migrant Women’s Lives in Tbilisi, Georgia
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2009 M.A.
CORR, MANDI 
Thesis: Renewable Energy in Montana: System Applications and Technology
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2009 M.A.
DAURIO, CORRIE 
Thesis: Exploring Perspectives on Landscape and Language Among Kaike Speakers in Dolpa, Nepal
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2009 M.A.
HARPER, JAMES 
Thesis: Impacts of Industrial Development Upon Indigenous Farming and Grazing Traditions in
Xinjiang, People's Republic of China
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2009

M.A.

JURICA, JILLIAN 
Thesis: Assessing Accessible Transportation Options Using GIS in Missoula, MT
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2009 M.A.
REYNOLDS, JESSIE 
Thesis: Farmers’ Perceptions and Reactions to Changes in Grain Elevator Size and Location
in Central Montana
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2009 M.A.
SELIGMAN, ZACHARY
Thesis: Rock Glacier Distribution, Activity Analysis, & Movement, Northern Absaroka
& Beartooth Ranges, MT, USA.
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2009  M.A.
DEWIRE, DEANA 
Thesis: Assessment and Potential Adjustments to the Snow Subroutine in BIOME-BGC,
v4.2.”
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2008 M.A.
ENGLISH, MARK 
Thesis: Geodatabase Design for Resource and Land Management GIS: Missoula Field Office
BLM Case Study, Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2008 M.A.
HERTZ, ELIZABETH 
Thesis: Producing a Biblical Atlas
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2008 M.A.
GROWLEY, BENJAMIN 
Thesis: Landslide Susceptibility Zonation GIS for the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Affected Region
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2008 M.A.
NOCK, ERIN 
Thesis: A Simple GIS Approach to Predicting Rare Plant Habitat: North Central Rocky Mountains,
United States Forest Service, Region One
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2008 M.A.
DAVIS, NATHAN 
Thesis: Looking More Deeply into the Link Between Art and Place Within the Salish Tribal Culture of
Northwest Montana
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2008 M.A.
BELDEN, DEBORAH 
Thesis: Geomorphological Mapping of the K2 Area, Pakistan Using GIS and Remote Sensing
Committee Chair: Ulrich Kamp
2008 M.A.
WELDON, HEATHER 
Thesis: Woodland Encroachment and the Factors of Influence: Climate Change, Domesticated
Grazing, and Absence of Fire
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2008 M.A.
JARVIS, LOUIS 
Thesis: Residential Development Patterns in Flathead County, Montana
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2008 M.A.
LEWIS, GREGORY 
Thesis: The Role of Brownfields Redevelopment in the Rejuvenation of an Older Industrial City: A Case Study of Two Successful Brownfields Reuse Projects in Baltimore, Maryland
Committee Chair: David Shively
2008 M.A.
PELLETIER, NATHAN 
Thesis: Modeling and Predicting Urban Land Use Change in the Missoula Valley Region of Montana
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2008 M.A.
WOLOSIN, ROBERT 
Thesis: El Milagro de Almería , España: A Political Ecology of Landscape Change
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2008 M.A.
HAMILTON, JENNIFER
Thesis: Intersecting Issues of the Kashmir Earthquake: Risk Reduction, Vulnerability and Erosion of Seismic Culture
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2007 M.A.
SANFORD, JOHN 
Thesis: Dam Regulation Effects on Sand-bar Migration on the Missouri River: Southeastern South Dakota
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2007 M.A.
HOLMES, RANKIN S. 
Thesis: Evaluating Rangeland Conditions in Neighboring Protected Areas of Russia and Mongolia
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2007 M.A.
NEWMAN, CHAD 
Thesis: Small-hydroelectricity in the Bitterroot Mountains And Landscape Change; Public Perceptions
and Attitudes
Committee Chair: David Shively
2007 M.A.
RAVITZ, BENJAMIN J. 
Thesis: Changing Army Base Distributions in the Contiguous United States from 1800 to 1900
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2007 M.A.
SPIELMAN, KIMBERLY 
Thesis: Food Supply Chains and Food-Miles: An Analysis for Selected Conventional, Non-Local Organic
and Other-Alternative Foods Sold in Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2007 M.A.
MAGDASY, BRET
Thesis: Comparison of Two Different Flow Routing Models for Detection of Ephemeral Streams in a Mountainous Watershed Using Remotely Sensed Imagery
Committee Chair: David Shively
2007 M.A.
CUMMING, WILLIAM F. PRESTON
Thesis: Predicting Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) Range Expansion Near Missoula Montana Using Localized Climate and Elevation Data
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2007 M.A.
SMITH, MELANIE
Thesis: Predicting Northern Goshawk Dynamics Using An Individual-Based Spatial Model
Committee Chair: Anna Klene
2007 M.A.
KOERNER, BRUCE A.
Thesis: Templates for Creating Standardized Cartographic Products for Montana County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plans
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2007 M.A.
WALL, TAMARA
Thesis: Vulnerable by Choice? Place Identity and Self Concepts as Dimensions of Vulnerability to Wildfire Hazards and Risks in Southwestern Montana
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2007 Ph.D. Interdisciplinary
CHAPMAN, JAMES
Thesis: The Modern Great Game in Central Asia: Oil, Terrorism, and Human Rights
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2006 M.A.
SPEER, BRIAN
Thesis: Participatory Planning and Neighborhood Councils: A Neighborhood’s Infrastructure Plan in Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: David Shively
2006 M.A.
HARRIS, FRED
Thesis: Exploring Native American Folklore: Little People and Giants
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2006 M.A.
SANFORD, MATTHEW
Thesis: Meeting Basic Water Needs in Post-Soviet Naryn, Kyrgyzstan: A Case-Study of a Tien Shan Mountain Community
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2006 M.A.
KREILICK, HEATHER C.
Thesis: A Basin Fragmented: Coal Bed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2006 M.A.
VETETO, WILLIAM A.
Thesis: Application of 3D Visualization Software to the Proposed Highway 93 Expansion Corridor between Polson and Evaro in Lake County, Montana
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2006 M.A.
WILLIAMS, PATRICIA
Thesis: A GIS Assessment of Snow Leopard Potential Range and Protected Areas throughout Central and South Asia; and the Development of an Internet Mapping Service for Snow Leopard Protection
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2006 M.A.
COLEMAN, NIKOLE C.
Thesis: Collaborative Planning and Public Participation in the Review and Update of the Critical Areas Ordinance in Whatcom County, Washington
Committee Chair: David Shively
2006 M.A.
SMITH, KRISTIN
Thesis: Land Use Controls in Montana: An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Adoption of Countywide Zoning
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2006 M.A.
CASTRO, CLAUDIA E.
Thesis: Meander Migration Prediction of the Clark Fork River at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Montana
Committee Co-Chair: Paul B. Wilson
Committee Co-Chair: Johnnie Moore, Geology
2005 M.A.
BLAKE, AMBER K.
Thesis:Factors Encouraging Sustainable Commuting Practices: Transportation Choices of Students at The University of Montana, Missoula
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2005 M.A.
HOGAN, MATTHEW C.
Thesis:Reconstructing Occupation Patterns at the Bridge River Archaeological Site (EeR14) Using a GIS to Map the Distribution of Housepits in Both Time and Space
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2005 M.A.
BIONDICH, JAMES M.
Thesis: Improving Agricultural Productivity in Thailand
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2005 M.A.
VELADO, CARLOS L.
Thesis: Grizzly Bear Reintroduction to the Bitterroot Ecosystem: Perceptions of Individuals with Land-base Occupations
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2005 M.A.
FIELDING, RUSSELL T.
Thesis: Islandness, Fixed-Links, and Tourism along Florida's Gulf Coast
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2005 M.A.
PUMMILL, SEAN
Thesis: The Making of a Sub-Region in the American West: A Historical Geography of Stock Raising, Agriculture, and Logging in APagosa Country, Colorado from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2004 M.A.
LANGLEY, ARON N.
Thesis: An Assessment of the Historic Land Survey Notes and Their Utility in Geographical Studies
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2004 M.A.
CONTI, PATRICK
Thesis: The Ties that Bind: The Traditional Irrigation Systems of Uzbekistan, Social Capital, and Implications for Current, Successful Management
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2004 M.A.
PATRICK, JILL
Thesis: Examining the Built Environment of Missoula's Central Business District
Committee Chair: Sarah Halvorson
2004 M.A.
TASE, JESSICA E.
Thesis: Influences on Backcountry Recreationists: Risk of Exposure to Snow Avalanches Committee Chair: Eric Edlund
2004 M.A.
HARTSOCH, ELIZABETH M.
Thesis: Renewable Energy in Montana: Resource Potential and Complementarity
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2004 M.A.
MACHOLZ, LEE T.
Thesis: Geodatabase Use in Fire Sciences Research: The Development Lifecycle
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2004 M.A.
MAUMENEE, ZIA S.
Thesis: The Moorea Community GIS: Internet-based GIS for Public Participation in Resource Management
Committee Chair: Eric Edlund
2004 M.A.
HILL, NICHOLAS
Thesis: Migration and Socioeconomic Change in Montana: 1995-2000
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2004 M.A.
MORA VARGAS, ESTEBAN A.
Thesis: Cadastral Management and Maintenance in Costa Rica Using the Geodatabase Model
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2004 M.A.
HYDE, KEVIN
Thesis: The Use of Wildfire Burn Severity Mapping to Indicate Potential Locations for Gully Rejuvenation, Bitterroot Valley, Montana
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
2003 M.A.
EISEN, IRA
Thesis: An Assessment of Cartographic Design in Post Wildfire BAER Mapping. A Study of Fire Logistics Inc.
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2003 M.A.
LITTLE, JED D.
Thesis: From Ridge to River: Conserving Open Space in Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2003 M.A.
ZIMMERMAN, ERIC
Thesis: A Study of Drumlins in the Tobacco Plains/Stillwater Valley and Seeley Swan Valley in Montana
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
2003 M.A.
GEE, BONNIE C.
Thesis: Open Space in Dupont, Washington
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2003 M.A.
ABBENHAUS, T.J.
Thesis: An Internet Cartographic Software Application for the Regional Economies Assessment Database
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2003 M.A.
VAN NOSTRAND, NORMA
Thesis: Analyzing Change in Saline Seep Development in Montana: A GIS Approach
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2003 M.A.
MILLER, KENNETH E.
Thesis: Understanding the Spatial Database of the Multipurpose GIS
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2003 M.A.
COLLINS, BRIAN
Thesis: An Evaluation of Methods for Displaying Time in Cartography
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2002 M.A.
WICKS, JENNIFER
Thesis: Mapping Horse Trials and Events: A Survey of Emergency Response Capabilities
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2002 M.A.
GUSTAFSON, WILLARD A.
Thesis: Assessing Landsat TM Imagery For Mapping and Monitoring Prairie Dog Colonies
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
2002 M.A.
BACKSTROM, RAYMOND C.
Thesis: Exploring the Potential of Geographic Information Systems to Convey The Historical Geography of Battlefields (An Iwo Jima Example)
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
2002 M.A.
WILSON, CASEY S.
Thesis: West Yellowstone, Montana: Tourism, Residents, and Transient Seasonal Workers in a Gateway Community
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2002 M.A.
GREBENC, JEROME M.
Thesis: The Effect of Conservation Easements upon the Price of Adjacent Residential Properties: A Study of Missoula County, Montana
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2002 M.A.
WALKER, BRIAN
Thesis: A Historical Geography of Sitka, Alaska,1799-1867
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
2001 M.A.
HARLAND, JOHN H.
Thesis: Making the Housing-Transportation Connection, University of Montana Student Residential Patterns and Commuting Practices
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2001 M.A.
MULLINS, ELIZABETH B.
Thesis: The Effects of Residential Zoning Density on Housing Price
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
2001 M.A.
MARX, KATHY L.
Professional Paper: Land Use and Design Changes in Company Towns of the American West
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
2001 M.S.
CARRELS, TOM
Professional Paper: Northern Sea Lion Foraging on Alaska Groundfishery Wastes
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
2000 M.S.
MARCOTTE, THOMAS A.
Thesis Title: Cartographic Design and Desktop Mapping, A Historic Perspective
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
2000 M.A.
ROGERS, JAMES M.
Thesis Title: Rivers of Conjecture: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Exploration of the Far Northwest, 1823-1851
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1999 M.A.
HAGEN, SCOTT R.
Professional Paper: Solid Waste Management Case Study: Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) Landfill, Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1999 M.S.
LOCKE, ANDREW K.
Professional Paper: Survey of Local Riparian Protection Programs and a Model for Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1999 M.S.
NICHOLSON, ROBERT A.
Thesis Title: Analysis of Digital Change Detection Methods For Identification of Tree Cutting Activities, 1974-1985 Flathead 
National Forest, Montana 
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
1999 M.A.
DeLASHMIT, KIMBERLY
Thesis: Tourism and Cultural Identity: Blackfeet Perspectives
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1999 M.A.
DAVIS, BRADLEY F.
Thesis: Local Dependency, Landowner Behavior and Support for Downtown Revitalization: Comparisons Between Local and Absentee Landowners in Hamilton, Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1999 M.A.
TROUTWINE, JUDY M.
Thesis: GIS Education for Agencies In Montana That Manage Forest Resources
Committee Chair:Paul B. Wilson
1999 M.A.
SULLIVAN, JILL
Professional Paper: Geographic Information Systems Employing Allocate/Location Models: Using Allocate/Location Models in PAMAP GIS for Locating Pocket Parks in a Residential Neighborhood in Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1998 M.S.
STEGMAN, STEVEN V.
Thesis: Remote Sensing of Avalanche Chutes in the Bitterroot Mountains, Montana
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
1998 M.A.
VAHL, JILL M.
Thesis: The Change in the Status of Women Faculty Since 1900, Rocky Mountain Northwest Versus the Deep South
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1998 M.A.
JU, JIAYAN
Thesis: Regional Economic Policy and Regional Income Inequality in the People's Republic of China
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1998 M.A.
FRYBERGER, MARK D.
Professional Paper: Growth Management and the Affordability of Housing
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1998 M.S.
GURUNG,TEK B.
Thesis: The Impact of Tourism in the Foot Hills of Nepal: A Case Study on Income Generation, Occupational Structure, Farm Produce and Firewood Consumption Pattern along the Dhampus-Pothana Trekking Route in Nepal
Committee Chair: Christiane von Reichert
1998 M.A.
MOFFROID, DAN
Thesis: AA Watershed Assessment Guide for Citizen Monitors
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1998 M.A.
HIGHNESS, DAVID E.
Thesis: A Spatial Analysis of Childhood Poverty in Montana: Are Food Programs Reaching The Children?
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1998 M.A.
EWART, RONALD J.
Thesis: Comprehensive Planning in Missoula County, Montana : How It Can Help Local Communities
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
1997 M.S.
GAUEMAN, DAVID
Thesis: Historical Channel Changes and Processes of the Central Bitterroot River, Ravalli County, Montana
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
1997 M.A.
BOCK, ELIZABETH A.
Thesis: Water Pollution Potential and Residential Subdivisions, Northern Ravalli County, Montana
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1997 M.A.
GORTON, MICHAEL E.
Thesis: Damming the Agatsuma River: An Exploration of Changing Space and Place in Kawarayu, Japan
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
1997 M.A.
BOUALAMALLAH, FATAH
Professional Paper: Missoula Entryway Corridors: Design Guidelines and Standards for Development
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1997 M.S.
DENSLEY, RICHARD H.
Professional Paper: Land Use Planning and Native American Interests at the Hanford Nuclear Site
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1996 M.S.
BROWN, ERICA L.
Professional Paper: Traffic Calming: A Method that Reduces Traffic Speed, Volume and Accidents
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1996 M.S.
TANG, YANBING
Thesis: A Study on Automated Dasymetric Mapping
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1996 M.A.
LIVERMORE, MARY
Thesis: Prenatal Care in Montana: A Spatial Analysis
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1995 M.A.
MORROW, BRENT
Professional Paper: A Review of Swan Valley Land Use Planning
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1995 M.S.
DIXIT, ANUPRITA
Professional Paper: Planning for Compliance with the American With Disabilities Act: A Case Study of the High Schools in Missoula
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1995 M.A.
TULLY, GWYN-MOHR P.
Thesis: Water Allocation in California: A Geographical Assessment of Conflicting Values and Public Policy
Committee Chair: Jeffrey A. Gritzner
1995 M.A.
SULLIVAN, THOMAS
Thesis: Developing Contents for a Special Topic Regional Atlas
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1995 M.A.
CHEN, WAN
Thesis: The Usage of Map Symbolism in Commonly-Used Computer Mapping Software Packages
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1995 M.A.
ABER, JESSE
Professional Paper: The Administration of Historic Preservation Ordinances: Legal and Practical Implications for Planning
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1995 M.S.
SIMON, JED
Thesis: The Effect of a Forest Fire on Suspended Sediment Load and Channel Geometry in a Mountain Stream: A Case Study of Squaw Creek Watershed
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1994 M.A.
CALM, JANICE K.
Thesis: An Analysis of Five Kalispell Rural School District Boundaries and Potential Middle School Location
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1994 M.A.
TRAYLOR LYKES, SUSAN
Professional Paper: Protecting Aesthetics Through Land Use Restrictions: Regulating Hillside Development in Park City, Utah
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1994 M.S.
SUCHOMEL, IGOR
Thesis: The Effects of Dams on Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology along the Lower Flathead River, Montana
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
1994 M.A.
DHILLON, RINU
Thesis: Changing Patterns of Agricultural Land-Use in Punjab (India), 1960-1992. 
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1994 M.A.
CAMEL, JANET MARKO
Professional Paper: Options for Managing Resources Use
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1993 M.S.
VAN DER POEL, CANDIS
Professional Paper: Predicting Conflicts between Land Use and Land Suitability, Rattlesnake Valley, Missoula
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1993 M.S.
MEDZIHRADSKY, SOFIA M.
Thesis: The Use of the Interactance Equation for Estimating Potential Airline Passenger Traffic Between City Pairs in Alaska
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
1993 M.A.
MATE, CHRISTOPHER A.
Thesis: "A Cultural-Historical Geography of Tibetan Immigration to Missoula, Montana"
Committee Chair: Jeffrey Gritzner
1993 M.A.
GHOSE, RINA
Thesis: "Regionalizing the Central Business District by Studying Land Use Intensities"
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1993 M.A.
MILES, DANIEL M.
Professional Paper: Soil Monitoring in Western Montana
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1992 M.S.
LEONARD, RALPH D.
Thesis: Symbols & Landscape: The History of Physiographic Diagramming
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1992 M.A.
HOLLOWAY, STEVEN R.
Thesis: Mapping the Image: A Geographic Study of Image & Space
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1992 M.A.
WIDOSARI, SUKESI
Professional Paper: Central-Local Government Relationships: The Role of the Provincial Subsidy Scheme (Inpress Dati I) in Regional Planning in Indonesia
Committee Chair: Jamil Brownson
1992 M.S.
WINDECKER, DONALD C.
Professional Paper: Impact Fees: The Reno Experience, A Comprehensive Description of Program Development
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1992 M.S.
FU, HONG
Professional Paper: An Evaluation of the Missoula Urban Transportation Plan, 1985, Update.
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1991 M.S.
TERVO, ROSS
Professional Paper: Great Falls Urbanized Area Travel Demand Forecasting
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1991 M.A.
EZEILO, AMUCHE
Thesis: Low Stream Flow and Geology in Western Montana and Northern Idaho
Committee Chair: John J. Donahue
1991 M.A.
LANG, LINDA
Professional Paper: Policies and Procedures Manual for the Park County Planning Office
Committee Chair: Paul Miller, Sociology
1991 M.S.
MIDDLETON, DAVE
Thesis: The Flaxville Alluvial Plain: A Cartographic Spatial Analysis
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1991 M.A.
SEHNERT, ROCKY
Critical Papers: Neighborhood Planning and the American Political System: Problems and Prognosis for implementation Tourism Development, Impetus for Local Planning Montana 
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1990 M.S.
MILLINGTON, DANIEL K.
Professional Paper: Emergency Response Analysis Model, ERAM
Committee Chair: Paul B. Wilson
1990 M.A.
SHANNON, JON
Thesis: Groundwater Pollution Potential for the Missoula Valley Aquifer.
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1990 M.A.
THOMAS, JEAN A.
Thesis: An Evaluation of Forest Service Reserved Water Rights; A Case Study of Rock Creek (76E), Montana
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1989 M.A.
TORMA, JOHN J.
Professional Paper: Participatory Democracy: The Theory, The Practice, and a Model for Missoula
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1989 M.S.
WEBSTER, DOUGLAS B.
Critical Papers: "Stratospheric Ozone Depletion - Causes, Consequences, and Potential Solutions" and "The Regional Concept and Regional Planning-An Overview"
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1989 M.S.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM R.
Professional Paper: "A Comprehensive Update to the General Plan and Development Guide, Bridger Canyon Montana"
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1988 M.S.
BREY, RONALD F.
Professional Paper: "Energy - Efficient Subdivision Regulations: A Case Study in Missoula County," 1988.
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1988 M.S.
BELL, ALAN.
Critical Papers: "Revitalization in Residential Neighborhoods," and "Municipal Solid Waste Management Problems in Small Cities: The Missoula Example".
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1988 M.S.
GYIMAH, STEPHEN.
Critical Papers: "Man-Induced Erosion in the Humid Tropics," and "Urbanization in Ghana: Past and Present".
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1988 M.S.
EDGCOMB, JAMES A.
Professional Paper: "Zoning for Manufactured Housing: A Case Study in Missoula, Montana".
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1988 M.S.
FIFE, KEITH B.
Professional Paper: "Open Space Acquisition Techniques and Management Options for Rural Communities," 1988.
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1988 M.S.
PORTNER, KATHERINE M.
Professional Paper: Confluence Park, A Proposal for Revitalization of the Colorado Riverfront in Grand Junction, Colorado
Committee Chair: Darshan S. Kang
1988 M.S.
BERTO, BENJAMIN M.
Professional Paper: Case Study of Building Inspection in Missoula Before and After Reorganization
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1987 M.S.
BEHAN, CHRISTOPHER C.br /> Professional Paper: An Example of Post Energy Boom Planning: "First Street Arterial Development Plan", Craig, Colorado
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1986 M.S.
PAZERA, ROBERT A.
Professional Paper: An Approach to Land-Use Planning Near Small Airports
Committee Chair: John Donahue
1986 M.S.
RINALDO, DAVID A.
Professional Paper: Local Regulation of the Siting of Community Residential Facilities for the Mentally Disabled
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1986 M.S.
BOHAN, JOHN M.
Thesis: The Occurrence of Chili Peppers (Capsicum spp.) in the Diets of the Old World
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1986 M.A.
BACINO, CRAIG C.
Thesis: Mapping Movements: Study of U.S. Interstate Migration
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1986 M.A.
RILEY, PETER M.
Professional Paper: Susquehanna-Wyoming Counties Solid Waste Management: A Baseline Study
Committee Chair: Gregg Cawley, Political Science
1986 M.S.
DENGEL, DAVID
Professional Paper: Land Selection and Management in Alaskan Municipalities
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1986 M.S.
MCCRACKEN, ROBERT M.
Professional Paper: An Analysis of Capital Improvements Planning in Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1986 M.S.
KILLERUD, DOUGLAS R.
Thesis: Cartographic Presentation of Superimposed Relief Surfaces
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1986 M.A.
PUTRAN, LAKSHMI
Thesis: Maps of National Parks: Their Role and Readability
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1985 M.A.
SPRINGER, DAVID
Professional Paper: Human Influence on the Distribution of Gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) Along the Coast of Mendocino County, California
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1985 M.A.
ENGLEHART, ANN
Professional Paper: Fire Master Planning: A Case Study of Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1985 M.S.
COMPTON, ARTHUR
Professional Paper: Comprehensive Management Plan for The Scratchgravel Hills
Committee Chair: Harold Bockemuehl
1984 M.S.
KAUFMAN, NICHOLAS
Professional Paper: Fiscal Impact Analysis For New Single Family Residential Development in Plains, Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1984 M.S.
WRIGHT, JOHN
Professional Paper: A Lake on a Mountain Pass: Land-Use Capability of the Georgetown Lake Area, Montana
Committee Chair: John Crowley
1983 M.A.
GATES, TODD
Professional Paper: Social Characteristics and Trends of the Prairie Pothole Region of Northern Montana - A Preliminary Assessment
Committee Chair: Darshan Kang
1981 M.S.
CLARK, MARGARET
Professional Paper: Growth Management...An Overview
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1981 M.A.
ADIBI, ALI
Professional Paper: Rural Development Centers: A Case Study of Iran
Committee Chair: Harold Bockemuehl
1981 M.S.
CRAGG, BARBARA
Professional Paper: The Landscape Perception and Imagery of Mary Hallock Foote
Committee Chair: Chris Field
1980 M.S.
LANDON, PATRICK
Professional Paper: Empty Slopes and Busy Corridors: A Geography of Mineral County, Montana
Committee Chair: John Crowley
1980 M.A.
SCHWARTZMAN, KRISTINA
Professional Paper: Case Study in Planning a Small Farm Operation in Ravalli County, Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1980 M.S.
BEARDSLEE, MARK
Professional Paper: The Subdivision and Platting Act in Practice in Nine Montana Counties
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1979 M.S.
IDEMA, PETER
Professional Paper: Mining in the National Forest: Conflicts and Confusions
Committee Chair: Harold Bockemuehl
1978 M.A.
KETTLER, JEAN
Professional Paper: The Importance of Clay Mineralogy as a Factor in the Growth of Douglas Fir in Western Montana
Committee Chair: Colin Thorn
1976 M.A.
SANFORD, BRUCE
Professional Paper: Climax Vegetation and Holdridge Life Zones Across the Northern Sierra Nevada
Committee Chair: John Crowley
1976 M.A.
WOODLEY, DONALD
Professional Paper: Surveillance of the Lake Mary Ronan Watershed Montana
Committee Chair: Harold Bockemuehl
1976 M.S.
CARLSON, STEVE
Professional Paper: A Biophysical Study of a Selected Tract of Land Southeast of Helena, Montana
Committee Chair: John Crowley
1973 M.A.
HICKCOX, DAVID
Professional Paper: Three-Dimensional Aspects of Mountain Life in The Valley of The South Fork of the Clearwater River, Idaho
Committee Chair: John Crowley
1973 M.A.
MAHONEY, WILLIAM
Professional Paper: Winter Recreation Conflicts in Two Areas Near Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: John Crowley
1973 M.A.
MURGATROYD, ANTHONY
Professional Paper River Channel Patterns: A Geographic Analysis
Committee Chair: Colin Thorn
1973 M.A.
ALWIN, JOHN
Professional Paper: Patterns of Montana's Towns, 1860 to 1920.
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1972 M.A
GILLIAM, JOHN
Professional Paper: Aerial Photography and Related Products: Aides in Expediting the Construction and Development of Urban Land-Use Maps
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1972 M.A.
SMITH, THOMAS
Professional Paper: Increased Patron Mobility as a Cause in The Decline of Thermal Springs in Western Montana
Committee Chair: Evan Denney
1971 M.A.
HULSE, MILLARD
Professional Paper: A New Technique for Analyzing the Morphology of Residential Areas, and its Application to Missoula, Montana
Committee Chair: Paul Wilson
1969 M.A.
ELLAND, JOHN
Professional Paper: Redevelopment in Central Calgary: A Study of Change
1969 M.A.
KNUDSEN, HAROLD
Professional Paper: Barns as a Index to Ethnic Origins in Western Montana
Committee Chair: Joseph Sullivan
1969 M.A.
HARRIS, HAROLD
Professional Paper: Morphologic Effects of Glaciation Near the Junction of the Clearwater and Blackfoot Rivers, Missoula County, Montana
1967 M.A.
HONKALA, RUDOLPH
Professional Paper: Radar Echoes and Their Relationship to Cloud-to-Ground Lightening Discharges in the Northern Rocky Mountains, Missoula, Montana
1966 M.A.
SMITH, DERALD
Professional Paper: Glacial and Fluvial Land Forms Adjacent to The Big Arm Embayment, Flathead Lake, Western Montana 
Committee Chair: Chester Beaty