Rachel K. Thiet, PhD

Core Faculty and Director of MS Program
Department of Environmental Studies

Current Thesis and Project Advisees

Craig Cimmons, Incorporating ecological literacy into outdoor youth leadership programs.

Megan Boyle, Effectiveness of seeding native halophytes into sediments of restored salt marshes on Cape Cod National Seashore, MA.

Jodie Wennemer, The relationship between submersed aquatic vegetation and mollusk community recovery and stability at East Harbor, Cape Cod, MA

Megan McLean, Predicting spadefoot toad activity and mortality on Province Lands Road, Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA

Vicki Rubino, Evaluating mollusk-algae feedbacks underlying macroalgal blooms in East Harbor, Cape Cod, MA

Jesse Wheeler, Phragmites elimination and halophyte re-establishment in Hatches Harbor, Cape Cod, MA

Mao Teng Lin, The effect of invasive European fire ants (Myrmica rubra) on coastal Maine soils

Caroline Scully, Bumblebee species composition, diversity, and landscape use in western MA

Elizabeth Finn, The composition and functions of biological soil crusts in three unique ecosystems in the Northeastern U.S.

Tim Dexter, Potential habitat importance of vernal pools for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and moose (Alces alces) in a New Hampshire wilderness area

Angela Beltrani, Prevalence of congenital, juvenile cataracts among five owl species in the contiguous 48 states: a status survey

Mandy Gaudreau, Evaluation of chytrid fungal infection levels in New England amphibians

Alexis Mullen, Development of an amphibian habitat conservation plan for the town of Dummerston, VT

Cricket Wilbur (Ph.D. dissertation advisee), The role of soil microbial diversity and activity in biogenic silica cycling in New England soils