The University of Maine Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) project is a joint effort of Fogler Library and the Graduate School. Our goals are "to improve graduate education, increase sharing of knowledge, help universities build their information infrastructure, and extend the value of digital libraries," in keeping with those of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, a national initiative of which the University of Maine is a member.

This online collection features the final theses and dissertations approved by the Graduate School of the University of Maine.

For more information about finding additional theses and dissertations or obtaining copies of those not available electronically, see Fogler Library's Subject Guide on Theses & Dissertations.

Questions can also be directed to Fogler Library's Special Collections Department by phone at (207) 581-1686 or email at spc @ umit.maine.edu.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Biological, Behavioral and Preventative Management of the Invasive Insect Pest, Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Matsumura), in Maine Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton), Gabe Alnajjar

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Impact of Wind Generation on Dynamic Voltage Characteristics of Power Systems, Luis Badesa

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Pélagie-la-Charrette, une Épopée, Sarah C. Barnard

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Changes in Fish Communities and Chimpanzee Ecology in the Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project Area Following Dam Impoundment, Abdulai Barrie

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Calcium Components in Drosophila melanogaster Cardiac Pacemaking, Vernon E. Beasley

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Disconnect and Try Again: A Collection of Short Fictions, Christine Becker

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Temporal Variability in Key Life History Traits of Atlantic Herring (Culpea harengus) in the Gulf of Maine, James R. Becker

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An Evaluation of the Long-term Knowledge and Behavior Change of Participants in UMaine Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Rebecca L. Bonnett

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An Analysis of Farm Profitability, Exit Decision, and Price Supports in the Maine Dairy Industry, Dylan D. Bouchard

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Investigating the Effect of Particulate Hexavalent Chromium on Homologous Recombination Repair, Cynthia L. Browning

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Eating for Environmental and Personal Health: Green Eating, Health Behavior and Environmental Perceptions at the University of Maine, Moira E. Burke

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Splicing of Concrete-Filled Fiber Reinforced Polymer Tubes for Structural Applications, Jason K. Burns

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Antigua's Demonstration Community-Based Marine Reserve, Ruleo A. Camacho

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Redefining Transitional Justice in the North American Context? The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Evan P. Centala

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Analysis of Safety on Bridge Road Segments Compared to Normal Road Segments, Ryan D. Chabot

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Sediment Accumulations Patterns in the Damariscotta River Estuary, Emily A. Chandler

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Assessing Off-Farm Employment and Income in Rural China, Jing Chen

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Wireless Leak Detection Using Airborne Ultrasonics with Technology Demonstration on the International Space Station, Casey M. Clark

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Nonabsolute Extensions of the Lebesgue Integral on the Real Line, Danielle E. David

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The Role of Electronic Communication Processes Across the College Transition: Relations to the Maintenance and Formation of Friendships, Psychological Well-Being, and College Adjustment, Patricia E. Dieter

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Improving the Performance of Ice Sheet Modeling Through Embedded Simulation, Christopher G. Dufour

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Spruce Grouse Habitat Ecology in Maine's Commercially Managed Acadian Forest, Stephen W. Dunham

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An Investigation of Linking Number, Twist, and Writhe, in Knots, Links, Ribbons, and Möbius Ribbons, Jennifer M. L. Fatula

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Highly Seasonal Reproduction in Desmophyllum dianthus from the Northern Patagonian Fjords, Keri Feehan

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Predicting Relationship Satisfaction in Same- and Cross-Sex Friendships, Hannah Ford

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An Assessment of Growout Strategies for the Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) in the Gulf of Maine, Pamelia E. Fraungruber

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Abatement of Streptococcus equi in Equine Compost, Alexandria Garcia

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Improvements to Data Assimilations Strategies in Forestry, Trevor Gionet Jr

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Comparative Experimental, Finite Element and Dimensional Explorations of the Inflation Deflation and Leakage of a Thin Membrane Space Structure, Radek Glaser

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The Habitat Ecology of Pool-Breeding Amphibians During All Annual Life History Periods in the Mountains of the Dawn, Luke Alexander Groff

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Hybrid Modeling of Floating Wind Turbines, Matthew Hall

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Improvement of Soil Spring Model for the Analysis of Buried Arch Structures, Leo N. Helderman

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Dynamic Host-Pathogen Interactions Result in Fungal Epitope Unmasking, Alex Hopke

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Exploring the Threats of Dams and Ocean Conditions: In-River Movements and Ocean Growth of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) from Maine's Rivers, Lisa K. Izzo

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Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) Spawning Potential in the Penobscot River, Maine: Considering Dam Removals and Emerging Threats, Catherine Johnston

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Thinking Beyond an Evidence-Based Model to Enhance Wabanaki Health: Story, Resilience and Change, Mary E. Jude

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Safety, Recreation, and Visitation: An economic analysis of decision-making on coastal beaches, Abigail Kaminski

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Inconsistent Conceptions of Acceleration Contributing to Formative Assessment Limitations, Gregory D. Kranich

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Anxiety Sensitivity and Decision Making: Positive and Negative Risk Taking in Laboratory and Naturalistic Settings, Amanda Kutz

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Influence of Logging Disturbance on Tree Growth, Species Composition, and Residual Stand Damage Following Harvesting in Two Maine Spruce-Fir Stands, Cody Lachance

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Modeling and Measurement of Evaporation from Frequently Tilled Sandy Soils, Nicholas R. Lawson

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We Are Cells Living in the World while the World Lives in Us, Tara Law

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Behavioral Ecology of Landbird Migrants in a Complex and Changing Flyway System: The Gulf of Maine, Adrienne J. Leppold

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A Campus-wide Investigation of University-level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Instruction: The Status of Clicker Use and Peer Discussion, Justin D. Lewin

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The Gospel of the Frontier and the Dynamics of Intercultural Relations: A Contextual Perspective of Captors and Captives and Comparative History of Christian Missionaries and Native Americans of the Northeast in the Culminating Phase of an Era, 1744-1764, Barbara Lindsay

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Approaches to the Land, Joseph Linscott

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Development of a High-strength, Durable, Lightweight Concrete for Marine Applications, Danielle L. MacDonald

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Discussion in Middle and High School Earth Science Classrooms and Its Impact on Students' Abilities to Construct Evidence-Based Arguments in Their Written Work, Rachel Martin

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Worldwide Speech-Language Pathology Practice: Stuttering and Multilingualism, Kimberly Martins

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Nucleocytoplasmic Transport Defects in Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Tyler J. McGathey

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Social Ecological Food Systems: Sustainability Lessons From Maine Dairy Networks, Julia B. McGuire

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Propagation and Container Production of the Amelanchier spicata Complex, Gregory J. Melcher

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A Skeleton's Quarrel With Her Double: A Translation from the French of a 2003 Novel by the Chinese-Canadian Writer Ying-Chen (Querelle d'un Squelette avec Son Double), Paige Satori Melin

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The Effects of a Wild Blueberry Diet on Hepatic and Aortic Morphology in the Obese Zucker Rat, A Model of the Metabolic Syndrome, Thomas Merrow

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The Conceptual Neighborhood Framework for Region-Region Relations in R3, Pathum Mudannayake

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Refrigerated Shelf Life Evaluation and Effects of Minimal Processing on Antioxidant Capacity of Fresh Sea Vegetables from New England, Dhriti Nayyar

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The Formation and Evolution of Maine Intermediate Water in Jordan Basin, Gulf of Maine, Mark Gerard Neary

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Characterization of a Wind Tunnel for Use in Offshore Wind Turbine Development with Mitigation Measures for the Wall Effect of Proximal Structures, James Newton

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Heteronormativity and Representation of Gay Sexuality in HBO's Looking, Quang Ngo

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Vietnamese Women's Movement for the Right to Live: The Constructive Nexus Between Nationalism and Feminism in the Vietnam War, 1970-1975, An T. Nguyen

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Thesis: A Look Back, Tyler Nute

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Assessment of a Hatchery Based Rainbow Smelt Supplementation Effort, Andrew O'Malley

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Identification of Critical Locations and Reduced Model State Estimation for Power System Analysis, Amamihe Onwuachumba

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Recruitment Forecasting and Scientific Knowledge Production in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England American Lobster Fishery, Noah G. Oppenheim

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GPU-accelerated Modelling for Geological and Ecological Processes, Bipush Osti

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Analysis and Recommendations to Improve Traffic Safety & Flow for Pedestrians Bicyclists and Motorists Along Franklin Street, Matthew Pelletier

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Population Genetic Structure of Softshell Clams (Mya arenaria) with Regard to a Saxitoxin-resistant Mutation and Neutral Genetic Markers in the Gulf of Maine, Jennifer Phillips

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Social and Ecological Factors Affecting the Adoption of Aquaculture, Karen Pianka

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Petite Politique: The British, French, Iroquois, and Everyday Power in the Lake Ontario Borderlands, 1724-1760, Greg Rogers

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Lacustrine Geochronology: Radioisotope Analysis of Maine and Patagonian Cores, Irene Sain Cappa

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Analysis of Japan's RTA and WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Shunsuke Sato

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"Cracked Memory" and Soviet Literature: Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed

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Processes Leading to the Formation of Deep Granitic Shear Zones in the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone, Ontario, Canada, Deborah J. Shulman

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Executive Functioning Outcomes in Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Participating in an Intensive Multi-Modal Behavioral Intervention, Janine J. Slavec

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Size as a Trait for Understanding the Role of Zooplankton in the Biological Carbon Pump, Karen Stamieszkin

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Ontological Analysis and Formal Grounding of the Groundwater Markup Language (GWML2) with the Hydro Foundational Ontology (HYFO), Shirly Stephen

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Moving to Intellectual Practice: Understanding Teacher Engagement in Systematic, Structured, Written Reflections of Teaching and Learning, Lori L. Taylor

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Epilimnion Thickness of Lakes in Acadia National Park: Trends, Controls, and Biological Implications, Nora Theodore

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Calculus Students' Reasoning About Slope and Derivative as Rates of Change, Jennifer G. Tyne

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Evaluation of the Collaborative Design Process and Classroom Implementation of a Place-Relevant Lesson in Ninth Grade Earth Science Classrooms, Marina Van der Eb

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Examining the Combined Cognitive Bias Hypothesis in Vulnerability to Depression, Desirae N. Vidaurri

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Analysis of Survival Data by a Weibull-Bessel Distribution, Muhammad Waleed

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Contradictory Activity Footings: An Institutional Ethnography of English Teacher Education, Ryan Ware

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Effects of Watershed Characteristics on Stream Vulnerability to Urbanization: Implications of Future Land Use on Streams in Maine, USA, Kristen Weil

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Tourism in Maine: Visitation and Economic Impacts of Weather, Emily J. Wilkins

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Integrating Laminated Strand Lumber and Lumber From Northeastern U.S. Forests Into Cross-Laminated Timber, Nicholas Matthew Willey

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Community ecology of small mammals: predicting change and its consequences, Connor M. Wood

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The Effect of Temperature on Depuration of the Pathogenic Vibrio Anguillarum in the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea Virginica), Ziwen Ye

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Development of Eco-Friendly Composite Foam Boards for Thermal Insulation and Packaging Purposes Using Cellulose Nanofibrils (CNF), Nadir Yildirim

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Photophysical and Photochemical Investigations of Novel Catalysts and Tunable Energy Transfer Systems, John C. Ahern

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Somali Parents' Involvement in the Education of Their Children in American Middle Schools: a Case Study in Portland, Maine, Abdullahi Ahmed

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Use Participatory Creative Processes on Documentary Making and Their Impact on the Meaning of Authorship and Production, Ozgur Akgun

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Laminin Regulates Fibronectin Levels In The Zebrafish Myotendinous Junction Via Matrix Metalloproteinase-11, Sarah S. Alrowaished

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Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Gulf of Maine: Local Population Dynamics and Metapopulation Implications, Matthew E. L. Altenritter

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Regulation of Angiogenesis and Tumor Growth by the Pro-Inflammatory Cryptic RGDKGE Containing Collagen Epitope, Jacquelyn Joan Ames

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Improving Extraction of Allergenic Soy Proteins From Soy Products, Amma Konadu Amponsah

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Interplay of Magnetism and Superconductivity in Graphitic Nanostructures, Yao An

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Investigation of Greenland and Antarctic Ice Core Recorded Climate Change Using Ultra-High Resolution Sampling, Skylar Armstrong Haines

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On Dedekind’s “Über die Permutationen des Körpers aller algebraischen Zahlen", Joseph JP Arsenault Jr

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Individual Tree Measurements From Three-Dimensional Point Clouds, Elias Ayrey