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 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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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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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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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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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

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Considerations for Maine's Autistic Residents, Jennifer Jordan Cammack

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Error Journal, Jason Canniff

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Necklaces and Bracelets: Enumeration, Algebraic Properties, and Their Relationship to Music Theory, Joshua Case

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Implementation Science and Preventive Behavioral Supports in Schools, Brian Joseph Cavanaugh

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Investigating physics students' simultaneous use of gestures & speech to describe multiple quantities of a vertically-tossed ball, Evan Chase

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Composition and Formation of Sinter and Slag in Residential Pellet Ash, Evan W. Chatmas

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Fitness Variation and Thermal Tolerance in the Colorado Potato Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Jie Chen

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The Role of Snail Family Genes During Mouse Long Bone Development, Ying Chen

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Piloting Peace Education Through an Introduction of Restorative Practices in One Middle School, Joy Lynne Clark

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Growth and Development of Maine Spruce-Fir Forests Following Commercial Thinning, Patrick Michael Clune

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Students' Understanding of Recursion: When Do They Use It and Why?, Adi Levy Conlogue

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Wild passages: liminality and landscapes of the hunt in medieval poetry, Krestia DeGeorge

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A Three Pronged Approach to Community Scale Renewable Energy: Education, Incremental Capital Investment and Smart Grid Technology, Anna E. Demeo

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Late Quaternary history of Shackleton Glacier, Antarctica, Elizabeth Dengler

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Abnormal cardiovascular development in cofilin morphant Zebrafish, Vanessa Devon Beck

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Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticle Impregnated Pourous Materials for Antimicrobial Water Filtration and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Andrew T. Doolittle

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Relations Among Type 2 Diabetes, Arterial Stiffness and Cognitive Functioning, Gregory A. Dore

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Exploring Mouse and Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Fate Determination with Bayesian Network Machine Learning, Karen Garvin Dowell

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Environmental assessment of circumneutral wetlands with shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa), host plant of the endangered Clayton's copper butterfly (Lycaena dorcas claytoni), Sarah Ann Drahovzal

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Maine crab: a study of the fishery with an emphasis on crab picking, Blossom Dunham Kravitz

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Field-Deployable Colorimetric Biosensor System for the Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Organisms, Janice Duy

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Finite element and experimental analysis of head protective gear to mitigate head injuries due to falls, Michael Alan Edgecomb II

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A Scalable Platform for the Computation of Streamed Synchrophasor Data in Smart Grids, Matthew Edwards

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Primary Migration of Hydrocarbons Through Microfracture Propagation in Petroleum Source Rocks, Zhiqiang Fan

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Towards a filmic look and feel in real time computer graphics, Sherief Farouk

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The political history of Japan's "war legacy issue:" the persistent foreign and domestic influence of World War II, Brian Buchanan Fisk

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Dynamical, Bioeconomic Modeling of Fishery Interactions in the Gulf of Maine, Dominic Fitzpatrick

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Biogeography and Phenology of Satellite-Measured Phytoplankton Seasonality in the California Current, Nicholas P. Foukal

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Against Ephemera, Katie Fuller

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Hyperspin Mouse Mutation as a Model for Human SHFM1D Syndrome, Leona H. Gagnon

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Kinetic Analysis of Metal Assisted-Thiolate Disulfide Exchange (M=Au, Zn), G.S.P. Garusinghe

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Roles of Sprouty in Endothelial Cells During Angiogenesis, Yan Gong

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LC oscillator chirp generator for LADAR applications, Joseph Richard Grace III

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Margaret Thatcher, British national identity, and the Falkland Islands: an examination of memoirs, parliamentary debate, and press editorials, Thomas Hunter Gray

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Demography and movements of spawning American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the Penobscot River, Maine, prior to dam removal, Ann B. Grote

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Going green at the University of Maine: assessing student behavior, beliefs, and campus food availability, Rachael Lee Hall

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Overcoming Critical Bottleneck Problems in Marine Ornamental Fish Aquaculture, Soren Lund Hansen

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Vibration Sensing of Tensioned Fabric Structures, Nathaniel Christopher Hayes

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Family forests on the edge: implications for public recreation access in Maine, Gretchen Heldmann

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Temperament and Dyadic Interactions in Infants of Opiate-Dependent Mothers, Nicole A. Heller

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Determining Oceanic Iron Concentrations Using a Siderophore Based Sensor, Zachary Helm

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Assessing Social Resilience of Maine Fishing Communities and Developing a Longline Groundfish Survey, Anna M. Henry

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The Role of Sef (Similar Expression to FGF Genes) in Skeletal Development and Bone Homeostasis, Qing He

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Productivity standards for whole-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems in Maine, Patrick Hiesl

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Environmental life cycle assessment of packaging paper with pulp bleaching alternatives, Amy Lynn Holland

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The Triad and the Trinity: An Exploration of the Pre-Nicean Understanding of the Divine, Matthew John Holsapple

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Analysis of Survival Data by a Weibull-Generalized Poisson Distribution, Jie Huang

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Strengthening the Development of Community-University Partnerships in Sustainability Science Research, Karen Kelly Hutchins

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Glacial history of Salmon Valley, Royal Society Range, Antarctica, Margaret S. Jackson

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Manhood in Verse: Revisiting the Folksongs of Joe Scott and Larry Gorman, Ian J. Jesse

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An Assessment of Ninth Graders' Use of Graphs and Explanations to Communicate Scientific Ideas, Mary Jean Jones

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Arthropod-mediated predation and scavenging ecosystem services in the Maine lowbush blueberry (vaccinium anguatifolium) agroecosystem, Matthew S. Jones

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Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Mast Cell Function, Rachel H. Kennedy

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Indoor Scene Knowledge Acquisition Using Natural Language Descriptions, Saranya Kesavan

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Design and Development of a Transmission System Based on Magnetorheological Fluids, Mohammad Khalili

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Luminescence Methods to Quantify and Characterize PPCPs and VOCs in Natural Systems, James P. Killarney

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The Pride and Prejudice Project and Pens, Pencils and Perception, Peggy Sue Killian

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Analysis of the Coding RNA and Small Non-coding RNA Components of the Stress Response Transcriptome of the Andean Potato (Solarium tuberosum, group andigena), Ai Kitazumi

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Alienation and commodification in capitalist society with engaged Buddhism as a path of liberation, Daniel Knoring White

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Atmospheric Dust Deposition in West Antarctica Over the Past Two Millennia, Bess Koffman

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Computational and Experimental Investigations of Metalprotein Thiol/Disulfide Exchange Reactions, Roby Kurian

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Wintering Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Their Habitat in the Penobscot River, Maine, Kevin A. Lachapelle

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A Unique Insulin Derived Epitope Contributes to Enhanced Pathogenic Activity of the Autoreactive Diabetogenic CD8 T-Cell Clonotype AI4 in NOD Mice, Deanna J. Lamont

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How Can Thread Systems Generate Nomadic Spaces?, Siglinde Langholz Villarreal

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Slavery, rhetoric, and race: a British Atlantic perspective on the meaning of slavery and race in Nova Scotia, 1791-1833, Gabriel Louis Levesque

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A New Era Of Innovation: Gigahertz and Terahertz Voltage-controlled Oscillators and Phase-locked Loops, Yang Lin

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Does a Mixed-age Setting Reduce Competition and Increase Cooperation Among Children?, Chao Liu

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Structural and Morphogenesis Analysis of the Capsid of the Murid Herpesvirus 4, Strain 68 (MHV-68) and the Alkaliphilic Bacteriophage ϕ1N2-2, Naun Lobo-Galo

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Examination of the Preseverative Cognition Hypothesis, Craig S. Lodis

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Neurocognition and Prenatal Exposure to Methadone: Comparison of the Event Related Potential and The Bayley Scales of Infant Development in the First Year, Beth A. Logan

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The Multiple C2 Domain and Transmembrane Region Protein MCTP1 Is Essential for Proper Cochlear Formation and Auditory Function, Chantal Longo-Guess

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Correlations Between Students Performance on Assessments and Teachers' Knowledge of Students and Energy, Levi Lucy

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Modeling the Efficiency of a Semi-Submerged Ocean Wave Energy Converter, Michael Thomas MacNicoll

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Design, Development and Fabrication of an Advanced High-presision Robotic System for Microsurgery, Navid Mahpeykar

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Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Palm Oil Biodiesel: Insights into Opportunities and Challenges for Balancing of 3Ps (People, Profit, and Planet), Yosef Barita Sar Manik

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Measuring the Social Acceptability of the Forest-Based Bioproducts Industry in Maine, James A. Marciano

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The Impact of Sexual Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity on Psychological And Physiological Reactivity to an Intimacy Induction Task, Amber A. Martinson

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Assessment of mercury bioavailability to benthic macroinvertibrates using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT), Delia Massey

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A House That's Always Haunted: Urban Renewal in Bangor, Maine, 1945-1985, Thomas R. McCord

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Building the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Relationship Satisfaction, Meagan M. McCready