Reed College Canyon


Canyon-Related Senior Theses Projects

Students in several departments at Reed have incorporated the canyon into their senior thesis research as well as independent and summer research studies; all of the theses are available in the Reed College Library.


Ecological analysis of spatial and temporal patterns in distribution and abundance of fishes in the Reed Canyon Stream.

by L. R. Bryant


Diversity and distribution of fish in the Reed College Canyon: using fish assemblages to assess water quality and ecosystem health

by Annika Saltman

Urban wildlife conservation: genetic diversity and connectivity of three populations of Taricha granulosa in an urban matrix

by Luke Frishkoff

Microevolution of Gasterosteus aculeatus in the Johnson Creek watershed

by Maximillian Oliver Press

Ragamuffin to riches, gulch to glen: The restoration of an urban ecosystem and long term amphibian monitoring in the Reed College Canyon

by Vimal Golding

Growth and viability of the red-legged frogs (Rana aurora) introduced in the Reed College Canyon

by Xeno Acharya


Ecological structure of a newly discovered population of newts, Taricha granulosa, in the Reed College canyon

by Beth Mendelsohn


A plan for the modification of the Reed Canyon as frog habitat: perspectives of adaptive management and surrogate translocation

by Kimberly Ann Camacho

Live or Die: A first enclosure experiment with coho salmon (Onychorhynchus kisutch) in the canyon

by Leah Cook


Morphological Variation in Populations of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in the Reed College Canyon

by Meng Qi (abstract)

Urban Restoration and Conservation: Reed College Canyon and the Pacific Treefrog, Pseudacris regilla

by Alexandra Schaich Borg (abstract)

An evaluation of the effects of the restoration of the Reed college Canyon on the abundance, distribution, and morphology of the Oregon salamander,Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis

by Ashley Rogers

Chorus in the canyon? Evaluating the translocation of the Pacific Treefrog, (Pseudacris regilla), into the Reed Canyon as a component of a long-term restoration project

by Sara Albornoz

Morphological variation and demography of stickleback populations in the Reed College Canyon

By Ezra Lencer
(bound and on file in the Brehm Biodiversity Center B215)


Translocation of Hyla regilla into the Reed canyon

by Lee DelMonte Hallagan (abstract)


Sexual Dichromatism and Condition Dependence in Ultraviolet Coloration of two Species of Jay (Corvidae)

by Arthur Bass (abstract)

The Reed College Campus Carbon Budget: Sources and Sinks of Carbon in the Grassland, Forest and Spring Water of Reed College Campus

by Michele La Merrill (abstract)

The Role of Interspecific Competition in Allowing the Coexistence of Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis and Plethodon vehiculum

by Tiffany Thornton (abstract)

Mr. Toad Goes for a Ride: Amphibian Decline, Its Causes, and Solutions through Management and Conservation

by Jennifer Rose Webster (abstract)

An Evaluation of Methods for Monitoring Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis in the Reed College Canyon

by Kyla Zaret (abstract)


Amphibian Monitoring in the Reed College Canyon : Spatial Distribution of the Oregon salamander, "Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis"

by Greg Dutton (abstract)

To Bank or Not to Bank: A Feasibility Analysis of Establishing Salmon Habitat Banking Programs in the Portland Metro Area

by Gordon R. Feighner (abstract)


Avian Response to Urban Landscapes: Implications for Restoration of the Reed Canyon

by Brian John O'Shea (abstract)


Unidirectional Gene Flow: A Computer Model and a Population Genetic Survey of the Water-Dispersed Annual, Impatiens capensis

by Benjamin Polacco (abstract)


A population study of threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in the Reed college Canyon during the summer of 1995

By Nicholas Manoukis
(bound and on file in the Brehm Biodiversity Center B215)


The Basis of Pollinator Discrimination Between Male and Female Phase Flowers in Impatiens capensis and the Implications for Plant Mating Systems

by Robin Russell (abstract)


Resource Allocation and the Response to Tail Autotomy in a Plethodontid Salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis

by Kristine Marie Rheaume (abstract)


The Home Range and Population Biology of the Oregon Salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis, in the Reed College Canyon

by Nathalie Jeanne Etienne Jacqmotte (abstract)

The Effects of Climate and Microclimate on the Surface Activity of the Oregon Salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis, in the Reed College Canyon

by Duncan Stuart Michael Parks (abstract)


An Investigation of Aquatic Environmental Quality in the Reed Canyon Through Use of a Bioassay

by Caitlin R. Cray (abstract)


Urban Stream Ecology: 3 Portland Streams

by Maria Chloë Haws (abstract)


Birdwatching in the Reed Canyon: An Empirical and Theoretical Approach

by Emile Schoffelen (abstract)


Some Aspects of the Dynamics of an Ecosystem: The Reed College Canyon Stream

by David Coleman (abstract)


An Investigation of the Environment and Nature of the Fat-Soluble Pigments in the Sediments of the Reed Lake

by David Thomas Mason (abstract)


The Description of Euryhelmis pacificus N. SP., and Notes on its Life Cycle

by Clyde Senger (summary)


A Study of the Diatoms in Reed College Lake

by Eleanor Arlene Danielson (summary)


An Investigation into the Life History and Habits of Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii

by Helen Leslie McKay (abstract)


Vascular Plants of the Reed College Campus

by Una V. Davies (excerpt)


Observations on the Fresh-water Hydroid in the Portland Region

by Richard Lawford (excerpt)


A Study of Cladocera Based on Forms Found in Reed College Lake

by Maxine Lesseg (excerpt)


Nitrogen Cycle in Water

by Louise Odale (introduction)


The Plants of Multnomah County

by William Richard Van Dersal (excerpt)


Some Mosses of Reed College Campus

by Carra E. Horsfall (excerpt)