Michael Anthony

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1. Predation plays an integral role in many community interactions, with the number of predators and the rate at which they consume prey (i.e. their functional response) determining interaction strengths. Owing to the difficulty of directly observing predation events, attempts to determine the functional response of predators in natural systems are limited.(More)
This thesis presents a literature review of the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), including a brief description of the patient history and non-surgical options while focusing mainly on the current array of surgical techniques. LSS is defined as a narrowing of any part of the lumbar spinal canal. This narrowing places excessive(More)
Damage to conifer seedlings by pocket gophers (Thomomys spp.) is a major factor limiting reforestation in the western United States. To control gopher populations and reduce damage, the U.S. Forest Service annually treats thousands of hectares with strychnine alkaloid bait. Because an underground application of strychnine bait could pose a threat to other(More)
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