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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Vacuolar Processing Enzymes are Components of Basal Defenses Against Phloem-Feeding Insect Herbivores, Jasper Benedict B. Alpuerto

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HPLC Analysis of Glutamic Acid in Tomato Cultivars, Wang-yang Arnaud

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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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Reaching Struggling Introductory Biology Students with a Targeted Peer Tutoring Program, Zachary Batz

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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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Holocene Sea-Surface Temperatures in the McMurdo Sound Region, Antarctica, Reconstructed from Isotope Records of Adamussium colbecki, Scott Braddock

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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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Control and Detection of the Emerging Food Safety Threat of Toxoplasma gondii Contamination Associated with Meat and Produce, Anna Rebecca Breard

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Assessing Family Dynamics of iCook 4-H Participants in a 5-State Pilot Study, Meaghan R. Brown

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Assessing the Ecological Effects of Increased Dissolved Organic Carbon in Maine Lakes Over Recent Decades, Robert E. Brown

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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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(Dis) Table, Johanna Rose Cairns

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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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Perceived Barriers to Increased Whole-Grain Consumption by Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities, Melodie A. Coffman

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Computational Analysis of Mammograms Using the Metric Space Technique, Derrick Andrew Cox

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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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Correlations Between Students' Multiple Ways of Thinking About the Derivative and their Abilities to Solve Applied Derivative Problems, Shahram Shawn Firouzian

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Graduate Students' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching the Derivative and Applications of the Derivative, Shahram Shawn Firouzian

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Vibriosis in Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua L.): Investigating Routes of Invasion, Jennifer Gwen Fortier

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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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Sublethal Effects of Elevated Nitrate on Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar, Alyssa Rose Freitag

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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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Effect of Nitrogen and Potassium on Potato Yield, Quality and Acrylamide-Forming Potential, Kathryn Gause

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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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Migratory Distance and Predation Risk as Drivers of Behavioral Tradeoffs Made by Passerines During Fall Stopover, David P. Grunzel

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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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Evaluating Variation in Commercial Timber and Land Value for Parcels in the Northeast United States, Sean Francis Hutchinson

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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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Reading Bakhtinian Dialogic and Polyphony and Dostoevskian Confessions in The Master of Petersburg: A Critical Analysis of Post-Colonial and Anti-Colonial Double-Voiced Discourse, Asif Iqbal

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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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Story Telling Objects, Jessica R. B. LeClair

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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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Economics of Popular Music Concerts, Nicholas Lisac

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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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Using Personal Response Devices as a Method to Study Visitor Experience at Informal Science Learning Environments, Kendra J. Michaud

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Application of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC's) as Artificial Muscles to Help Correct Right Atrial Fibrillation, Yousif Y. Mohamed

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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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SOD2 and NHERF1 Are Necessary for a Vigorous Innate Immune Response in Zebrafish, Eric M. Peterman

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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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Survey of Graph Embeddings into Compact Surfaces, Sophia N. Potoczak

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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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Settlement Response in Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) in a Hatchery Setting, George C. Protopopescu

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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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Science Teachers' Perceptions of Google Earth for Inclusive Classroom Instruction, Emily J. Rice

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Gesture: A Lens for Perception, S. Julie Riley

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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

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Is Nitrogen Cycling and Bioavailablity Limited by Phosphorus in Northern New England Forest Soils?, Cayce Jo Salvino

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Evolution de L'Identite Acadienne Dans la Chason, Elisa E. A. Sance

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Modeling SMARD1 Using Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Motor Neurons, Jocelyn C. Sharp

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

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

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Sleep-Related Arousal and Spontaneous Movement Properties in Methadone-Exposed Neonates: A Videographic Assessment On the First or Second Postnatal Night, Hira Shrestha

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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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¹⁰Be Surface Exposure Chronology of Left-Lateral Moraines of the Pukaki Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand, Peter Douglas Strand

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It's No Game: Stories, Christopher Wayne Tarbell