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.

Questions? Please contact the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department by phone at (207) 581-1686 or email spc @ umit.maine.edu.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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A Retrospective View of Bullying, Janie M. Stewart Ms

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

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Economic and Ecological Analyses of Vernal Pool Conservation in Urbanizing Landscapes, Jessica A. Balukas

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Hydrolysis of Cellulose and Glucose Using α-Hydroxysulfonic Acids, William Brett Barclay

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Defining the Role of the MicroRNA, MIR-101, IN Zebrafish Heart Regeneration, Megan JC Beauchemin

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Physical Activity Levels and Health of Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, Michael R. Best

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Window into Cultural Manipulation: The Conservative Attack on National History Standards, 1994-1995, Todd Blanchette

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Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Predation on Virus-Infected Potatoes, and Conspecifics, Everett Booth

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Photophysical Properties of Photoactivatable Fluorescent Proteins, Eric Breitbach

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Microbial Nutrient Limitation in Arctic Lakes in a Permafrost Landscape of Southwest Greenland, Benjamin Todd Burpee

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Comparative Analysis of the Late Blight Response Transcriptome Mediated by the NBS-LRR Receptor Protein RB in Solamun bulbocastanum and Its Introgression Lines, Myles Munro Butler

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River Birds as Indicators of Change in Riverine Ecosystems, Erynn Call

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Toward a Commons of Geographic Data, Joseph J. Campbell

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College Student Difficulties with Applied Optimization Problems in Introductory Calculus, Sundance James Campbell

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Evaluation and Improvement of Fisheries Stock Assessment, from Data Collection to Modeling, Jie Cao

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Survival and Growth of Reserve Trees in an Expanding-Gap Silvicultural System 20 Years After Establishment, David R. Carter

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Calculus Students' Understanding of Logical Implication and its Relationship to their Understanding of Calculus Theorems, Joshua Case

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Fundamentals of Pyrolysis of Pretreated Biomass, Paige Allison Case

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Portraits of Service-Learning: A Continuum of Knowledge and Practice, Joanne Cassida Harriman

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Reverend Jonathan Fisher: One Thread in the Web of Early American Education, 1780-1830, Brittany P. Cathey

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Population Dynamics of American Lobster: Environmental, Ecological, and Economic Perspectives, Jui-Han Chang

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Temperature as a Proxy to Study the Flow of Water Within Two Maine Streambeds, Jarrod D. Cicha

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The Sacred Art of Labyrinth Design: Optimization of a Liminal Aesthetic, Yadina Z. Clark

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GoBot: A Modular, Semi-Autonomous Remote Manipulation System, Will Conklin

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Biogeography and Conservation of Tidal Marsh Bird Communities Across a Changing Landscape, Maureen D. Correll

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Qualitative Study of Highly Efficacious Head Start Teachers, Allyson Dean

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Microengineering The Neural Tube, Christopher Demers

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The Role of Al and Fe in Controlling Internal P Loading, Lake Auburn, ME, Heather Doolittle

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Effects of Nutritional and Environmental Stress on Bone and Adipose Tissue in Mice, Casey Rae Doucette

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Systematics of Agamic Complexes in Amelanchier (Shadbush), Eric Thomas Doucette

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Glacier Fluctuations During Termination 1 in Mackenzie Stream Valley, Southern Alps, New Zealand, Colin William Dowey

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Effects of Thermal Processing on the Microbial Levels, Heavy Metal Concentrations, and Physical Qualities of Fresh Maine Fiddleheads, Felicia Marie Dumont

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Analysis of Struggling Student Performance in Response to Academic Intervention, Jonathan E. Dumont

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Thermal Deoxygenation of Levulinate and Formate Salts for the Production of Transportation Fuels, Scott J. Eaton

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Design, Manufacturing and Control of an Advanced High-Precision Robotic System for Microsurgery, Arezoo Ebrahimi

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Methods for the Surface Modification of Particulates: Applications in Pore Size Tuning and Photocatalytic Activity, Roghaiyeh Ebrahimi Kalan

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Re-Awake: Seven Stories, Rosemary Engelfried

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Sister Chromatid Cohesion Disruption: A Potential Role in Particulate Hexavalent Chromium-Induced Carcinogenesis, Carolyne Falank

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Cytokine and Epigenetic Regulation of MicroRNA in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Amanda Jean Favreau

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Visitor-Use Management in Protected Areas: Understanding Expert Perceptions of the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Applying the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP) Framework for Recreation Planning, Jessica P. Fefer

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Accelerating Scientific Computing Models Using GPU Processing, Raymond F. Flagg III

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Processes Leading to Localization in the Granitoid Units of the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone, Philip Edward Island, Ontario, Canada, Maura Bernice Foley

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Pilot Study: Nanocellulose as a Fat Replacer in Ice Cream, Derek A. Ford

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3D Investigation of Flaws in Cement-Based Materials and Their Effect on Split Cylinder Test, Chula Gangsa

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Forces During Forward Roll Coating and Printing of Tensioned Webs, Harrison R. Gates

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Challenges of Implementing Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast in the Nextgen Air Traffic Management System, Carl J. Giannatto Jr.

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Tagging of Starch and Latex in Paper Coatings, Emilia Golebiowska

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Implementing Complex Partial Harvests in Central Maine: Is Tree Marking Necessary?, Sam Grimm

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Consumer Acceptability of and Stability of Bioactive Compounds in Frozen Treat Products Made With Underutilized Berries, Sierra F. Guay

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Biomechanics and Injury Assessment of Head Impact Due to Falls, Marzieh Hajiaghamemar

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Detection of Iron (III) Using Magnetic Nanoparticles, Kaiya Hansen

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Correlation of Engineering Parameters of the Presumpscot Formation to the Seismic Cone Penetration Test (SCPTU), Mathew Hardison

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Forest Harvesting Productivity and Cost in Maine: New Tools and Processes, Patrick Hiesl

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A Theory-Guided Investigation of Proposed Factors that Influence the Relationship between Cybervictimization and Psychological Adjustment in Late Adolescents, Melissa K. Hord

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Effects of Market Attitudes and Economic Valuation Information on Sustainability Values and Behaviors: Evidence from Experimental Economics, Sandra Hughes Goff

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The Temporal Nature of the Acute Stress Response and its Impact on Explicit Learning, Steven B. Hutchinson

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Method Development for Vitamin C Quantification in Two Complex Matrices, Hannah D. Hutt

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Repair and Maintenance Costs, Chipper Productivity, and Chip Quality of Forest Biomass Supply Chains in the Northeast US, Christopher Joseph Hutton Jr.

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River Restoration: Institutions, Boundaries, and Social Ecological Dynamics, Eileen Sylvan Johnson

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Role of Dignity in Rural Natural Resource Governance, Tora Johnson

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Learning to Care: The Influence of a Peer Monitoring Program on Empathy and Moral Reasoning in High School Student Mentors, Joshua Leland Jones

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From the University of Maine to the University For Maine: Faculty as Leaders and Agents of Change, Bethany Jorgensen

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Tephra in Antarctic Ice Cores, Donna A. Kalteyer

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Dispositions Toward Language Difference: L1 and L2 Novice Composition Instructors, Eric Kehoe

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1,1' –Ferrocenoyl Bis-Acylthiosemicarbazide: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reaction with Mercury (II), Natalie M. Kelly

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A Case Study OF Four Korean Mothers’ Behaviors And Beliefs During Korean And English Picture Book Read Alouds With Their PreSchool-Aged Bilingual Children, SooJoung Kim

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Thinking Beyond the Fried Egg Model: How Accurately Do Students Perceive Cells in a Living Context?, Milissa Knox

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Informed Consent, Abortion, and Reproductive Autonomy, Heather Dawn Lakey

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Investigating Teachers' Content Knowledge and Pedogogical Content Knowledge in a Middle School Physical Science Curriculum on Force and Motion, Daniel Patrick Laverty

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Effect of 9/11 on a Borderlands Community: Fort Kent, Maine, and Clair, New Brunswick, Lisa M. Lavoie

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Experimental Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Piles in Load-Bearing Applications, Dale Lawrence

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Girl Who Lives in a Glass House, Sally Bower Levi

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Towards The Continuous Spatio-Temporal Field Model for Sensor Data Streams, Qinghan Liang

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Role of the Sibling Experience in the Social Development of Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD), Elizabeth Baroni Lops

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Development of Cerceis fumipennis for Biosurveillance of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Northeast, Jennifer Lund

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Dispersal and Establishment of the Fungal Pathogen, Valdensia heterodoxa, in Maine, Erika Lyon

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Ritual Arts in Relation to Quality of Place, Both Natural and Manmade, Mary A. Mailler

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Investigating the Effects of Particulate Hexavalent Chromium on the Centriole Linkers, Julieta Martino

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Development of a 3-Pronged Approach to Evaluation for the iCook-4H Project, Douglas R. Mathews

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Explaining Migratory Behaviors Using Optimal Migration Theory, Jennifer D. McCabe

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Role of Response Style To Acute Psychosocial Stress on Affect, Self-esteem, and Eating Behaviors Among Women with Varying Binge Eating Symptom Severity, morgan l. mcgillicuddy

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Whole Grain Likability Among Undergraduate College Students, Thomas Joseph Mellette

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Cathodoluminescent Quartz Microstructures: Their Formation and Role in High Grade Rocks of the Parry Sound Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Gayle Mills

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Biomedical Engineering Research and Development on Addressing Urethral Incontinence and Bladder Irrigation, Mahdi Mohammadi

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Clinical Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity Using Self-Determination Theory, Angelina Moore Maia

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Hydrodynamic Performance of Heave Plates on Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms, Javier Moreno de Salas

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New Applications for Cellulose Nanofibers: Rheological Challenges, Behzad Nazari-Nasrabad

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Because Living: On the Labor of Letting Go Performativity, Process, and Loving Fiercely What Isn't Working, Rachel Elaine Nelson

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Integrated Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Forest Based Drop-In Biofuel, Binod Neupane