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.

How to submit your electronic thesis or dissertation

Please complete the ETD Submission Approval Form and return it the Graduate School office with an electronic file of your thesis or dissertation, preferably on a CD-ROM.

Information submitted via the form and electronic file will be used to create a bibliographic record in the University of Maine Electronic Theses and Dissertations database. Access to your work will be made available at the level specified on the form.

Questions? Please call the Graduate School at (207) 581-3222 or (207) 581-3217

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Multiphysics Modeling of Dynamic Curvature Sensing in Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs) with Application in Soft Robotics, Yousef Bahramzadeh

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Assessing Growth and Habitat Preferences of Atlantic Halibut off the Coast of Maine Using Biological Samples and Fishermen's Knowledge, Julia M. Beaty

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Colony Movement Dynamics and Management by Repellents of the European Red Ant Myrmica rubra (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Kerry W. Bernard

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Evaluating the Effect of a Changing Climate on Thermocline Depth in Maine's Great Ponds, Kelsey Boeff

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Home Based Counselors in Maine: Exploring Perspectives of their Professional Experience, Jonathan M. Bowen

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University Students' Graph Interpretation and Comprehension Abilities, Daniel Bragdon

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Development of a Portable SPR Biosensor for the Detection of Toxin-Producing Dinoflagellates of the Genus Alexandrium, Amber R. Bratcher-Covino

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Assessing Anthropometric Measurements, Maturation Stage, and Dietary Intake of 9-10 Year Old Children in the iCook 4-H Pilot Study, Samantha Lyn Buttarazzi

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Determining Basin Geometry, Stability, and Flow Dynamics of Valley Glaciers with Ground-Penetrating Radar, Seth William Campbell

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Techno-Economic Analysis of Pyrolysis of Forest Residues, Jose Luis Carrasco

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Family Ties and Cultural Persistence in the Little Italy of Portland, Maine, Jamie Carter

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Agricultural Input Effects on Sensory Quality and Chemical Composition of Wild Blueberries, Jennifer Chadbourne

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Application of Spatial Modeling Tools to Predict Native Bee Abundance in Maine's Lowbush Blueberries, Shannon J. Chapin

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Dynamics of Particle Movements in Paper Coatings, Ritwik Chattopadhyay

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Maine Green Sea Urchin Fishery: Scale Mismatches, Trophic Connectivity and Resilience, Caitlin Cleaver

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Exploring the Virtual Landscape for Social Change in Higher Ed, Amy E. Cross

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Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Suspended Sediment and Chl a On the South-Central Alaska Shelf, Kerstin E. Cullen

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Notes On the Post-Body, Sarah Cunningham

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Measurement and Interpretation of Longest Utterances in Child Language Samples, Alise Rebecca DeMaris

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Impartial Patriots: Nineteenth-Century North American Histories and Historians of the War of 1812, Andrew DeMaris

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Modified Prehydrolysis-Kraft Pulping without Formation of "Sticky Lignin" in the Pre-Hydrolysate, Kefyalew Dido

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Acceptance of and Support for Environmental Policies, Stacia J. Dreyer

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LOAM (PR. /LU:M/), Anthony Douglas Elkins

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Soil Fertility Strategies for Organic Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Production, Aaron Englander

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Chemo Fog: An Analysis of Long-Term Neurobiological Effects of Chemotherapy and Potential Neuroprotectants in C57BL/6J Mice, Christy Lee Fessler

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Effects of Light, Volumetric Water Content, and Soil Nutrition in Greenhouse Propagation of the Clonal Sub-Shrub Linnaea borealis, James Jonathan Foster

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Transition to High School: What Matters to Parents?, Lee Nathan Gardner

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"All the Island Boys are Gone": The Civil War in Down East Maine, Timothy F. Garrity

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Enhancing Micropropagation Efficiency of Apple Rootstocks by Identifying Limitations of Microshoot Elongation, Fang Geng

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Yield Stress of Pulp Suspensions, Scott R. Grillo

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I'll Be Back for You: Exploring Duality and Negation through Time Travel, S. Rose Groves

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Intersection of Renal Peritubular Cells, Mitogen Activated Kinases, and Chronic Kidney Disease, Justin Aurel Guay

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Emmy Noether's Theorem on Integral Invariants in the Context of the Calculus of Variations, Amber Emily Hathaway

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Effects of High Pressure Processing on the Quality of Farm-Raised Abalone (Haliotis rufescens), Brianna H. Hughes

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Maine Farmers' Perspectives: Barriers and Optimism to Providing Food to Feed Maine People, A Qualitative Study Using Focus Groups, Kelly Ann Ilseman

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Proof Conceptions of College Calculus Students, Jon Janelle

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Scale-Dependent Structure in Spatial and Temporal Variation in Fish and Fishermen's Behavior, Michael E. Kersula

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The Voice...this Passing Night, Adam Kosan

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Modern Extraction Techniques Applied to the Extraction of Flavonoids from Equisetum arvense (L.), Archibald Gordon Lang

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Crowdsourcing Water Quality Data Using the iPhone Camera, Thomas Leeuw

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¹⁰Be Surface-Exposure Chronology of the Tres Hermanos and Rosa Irene Moraines Near Bahía Inútil, Chilean Patagonia, Jennifer Renee Lennon

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Public Art and Public Education: Controversy and Connections, Stephanie Spruce Leonard

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Overstory and Understory Characteristics Following Partial Harvesting in Mixedwood Stands of Western Maine, Jeffrey M. Lombardo

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Managing Natural Resources at the Intersection of Economy, Ecology and Policy, Stephenie Jacquelynn MacLagan

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Spatial and Habitat Responses of Canada Lynx in Maine to a Decline in Snowshoe Hare Density, David G. Mallett

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Prize Game in the Borderlands: Privateering in New England and the Maritime Provinces, 1775-1815, Edward J. Martin

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Abiotic Proxies of Benthic Megafaunal Assemblages in the Coastal Gulf of Maine: A Template for Ocean Planning?, Jennifer A. McHenry

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Socioeconomic Status and Executive Functioning in Head Start Children, Jessie Meisner

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Complex-Systems Approach to Simulating the Sea Urchin Ecology, Graham Andrew Morehead

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No Really, I am a Lesbian!: The Precarious Nature of Achieved Identities, Ellen E. Newell

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Active Learning Theory Understanding and Use by Adjunct Faculty Members Who Teach as Single-Topic Experts in Physical Therapist Education Programs, Margaret Olson

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An In situ Optical Method to Detect Phytoplankton Pigments, Alison Palmer Chase

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Subjected in Hope: The Development of a Protestant Theology of the Environment in America, 1945-2000, Joshua Parda

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The Relationship Between Speaking Voice and Gender Identity Among Transgender and Transsexual Individuals, Addie J. Pelletier

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Getting to the Heart of Social and Educational Disadvantage: Exploring the Impact of Social Interactions Across the Class Divide, Ryan M. Pickering

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Case Study of English Language Learners in a Digital Classroom: Exploring the Experiences of Students and Teachers Using iPads for Linguistic Development and Content Knowledge Acquisition, Johanna Prince

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Sustaining Forests through Social, Environmental, and Community Psychology Constructs, Michael Ryan Quartuch

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Cultural Anxiety in Urban Fantasy: Changing Gender Roles in the Mercedes Thompson Series, Emily M. Rasely

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Inside and Out: A Phenomenology of Young Women's Sexiness, L. Shelley Rawlins

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Paying Attention to Theory in Science Classroom Argumentation, Kalee Reid Gwarjanski

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Predictors of Skating Speed Using Off-Ice Measures of College Ice Hockey Players, Aaron Runner

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Movement Patterns, Terrestrial Habitat Use, and Conservation of New England's Rarest Amphibians: The Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) and Blue-Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale), Kevin John Ryan

Assessing Maine's Certified Sustainable Harvest, David F. Sherwood

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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Cobscook Bay, Maine: The Relationship Between Shellfish Toxicity and Alexandrium fundyense Cell Density, Alison Sirois

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White Students' Understanding of Race: An Exploration of How White University Students, Raised in a Predominately White State, Experience Whiteness, Barbara A. Smith

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Intersections of Science, Policy & the Media in Sustainability Science: A Mixed Method State Analysis, Hollie M. Smith

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It's No Game: Stories, Christopher Wayne Tarbell

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Return to Conception: Wilhelm Reich's Later Work as a Product of European Cultural Modernism, Peter B. Thompson

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Perceptions of Fathers' Involvement in their Daughters' Sports: The Relationship to Self-Esteem and Fear of Failure in Specialized AAU Basketball Players, Jan E. Veinot

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Socialization of International Women Faculty, Daniela Ximena Véliz Calderón

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Dynamic Stall Model for Modeling Cross-Flow Turbines Using Lifting-Line Vortex Methods, Raul Urbina Villalpando

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Cross-Sectional Assessment of Student Content Knowledge in an Undergraduate Marine Science Program, Ryan A. Weatherbee

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Ocean Color Satellites Observe a Decade-Long Transition of Dominant Phytoplankton Species Types in the Arabian Sea, Paul Jeremy Werdell

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Proteomics Approach to the Study of Endoglin Function and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Kira Autumn Young

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Kinetic Studies of Laccase-Catalyzed Reactions, Tesfahiwet Adam Zerayesus

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Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) Upgrading of Whole Pyrolysis Oil by Using Ru Supported Catalyst, Xiaobo Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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In Vitro Susceptibility of Prototheca to Plant Hormones, Nirajan Adhikari

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Design and Analysis of Cooperative Communications Networks Using Game Theory, Fatemeh Afghah

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Membrane Localization of Palmitoylated G Proteins: Implication of Lipid Microdomains, Sarah A. Alamer

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ENU Mutagenesis as a Strategy to Identify Novel Genes Involved in the Regulation of HDL Cholesterol Levels, Aleksandra Aljakna

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Multi-Purpose Enrollment Projections: A Comparative Analysis of Four Approaches, Debra Mary Allen

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The Economic Impacts of Bee Pollination on the Profitability of the Lowbush Blueberry Industry in Maine, Eric Asare

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Age-related Changes of Plasticity in Photosynthetic Pigments, Nitrogen, and the Influence of Phytohormones, Alisha M. Autio

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THE whole potato cafe & commons: business development as art praxis, Carol A. Ayoob

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Maya Obsidian of the Three Rivers Region, Belize, Walter Isles Beckwith

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Paper cuts, Ariel Berry

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An examination of hockey: identity, gender construction, hegemonic masculinity, women's hockey, and Turkey, Tyler Bilton

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Sources of Variability in Agronomic Weed Seed Predation: Time, Space, Habitat, and Hyperpredation, Sonja K. Birthisel

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The Effect of Wild Blueberry Consumption on the Inflammatory Response, Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage Associated with Exercise, Taylor K. Bloedon

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Using hydrologic measurements to investigate free phase gas in a Maine peatland, USA, Christiaan Bon

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Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Phenotype by Notch Signaling, Joshua Michael Boucher

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Mechanically Fastened Fiber-Reinforced Ploymer (FRP) Flexural Retrofit Systems for Reinforced Concrete Flat-Slab Bridges, Hannah Breton

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An Island Place: A Limited Archaeology of Technology Use Discourse, Jessica E. Brophy

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Opportunities for Reducing Fungicide Costs by Adopting Late Blight Resistant Potato Varieties, Kristen Michelle Brown

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Potential reproductive impact of depleting large males in the Atlantic deep sea red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) fishery, Morgan A. Brunbauer

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Ice Core Chemistry: Enhanced Sea Ice Proxy and Micrometer Resolution Analysis, Sharon Buchanan Sneed

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3D Finite Element Analysis of Ultimate capacity of Suction Caissons Under Multi-Line Loading, Matthew Burns

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Wild Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) Communities Associated with the Lowbush Blueberry Agroecosystem of Maine, Sara L. Bushmann

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Glacial geology of Miers Valley, Antarctica: a record of the western margin of the Ross Sea Ice Sheet during the local last glacial maximum, Tobias Nicholas Buttersworth Koffman

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Common Loon (Gavia immer) Biogeography and Reproductive Success in an Era of Climate Change, Allison Byrd