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 um.library.spc @ maine.edu.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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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CXCL8-L2 Is Necessary for a Sufficient Innate Immune Response to Influenza A Virus Infections in the Zebrafish, Denise R. Jurczyszak

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

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Streamflow Allocation Policy in a Changing Climate in New England Region: A Study of Hydrologic, Ecological, and Chemical Variability and Change, Md. Rakibul Hassan Khan

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

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Embedding of hypercube graphs on orientable surfaces, Prateek Kunwar

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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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Stability and Transient Characteristics of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks with Noisy Delayed Feedback, Lonnie Labonte

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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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A Techno-Economic Analysis of the Acid Hydrolysis Dehydration Process (AHDH) for the Production of Drop-in Biodiesel, Robert Langton Mr.

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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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The Growth and Pathogenesis of the Intracellular Pathogen, Piscirickettsia salmonis, Daniel Makrinos

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Deciphering the Mechanisms Behind Climate-Driven Changes in the Relative Abundances of the Diatom Cyclotella, Heera I. Malik

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Sperner's Lemma, The Brouwer Fixed Point Theorem, the Kakutani Fixed Point Theorem, and Their Applications in Social Sciences, Ayesha Maliwal

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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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Analysis of Organic Acids, Carbohydrates, and Yeast Quantity of Beers Brewed with Brettanomyces Yeast, Brian Martyniak

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Getting To Know & Getting By: From There To Here, Kristopher Mason

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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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The Forgotten Cousin in Freshwater Community Ecology: Tidal Freshwater Wetlands, Jack R. McLachlan

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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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Investigating The Role of Orthopedia Homeobox in Prostate Epithelial Cell Cycle Regulation, Emmanuel Moses-Fynn

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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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Investigating High Speed Localization Microscopy Through Experimental Methods, Data Processing Methods, and Applications of Localization Microscopy to Biological Questions, Andrew J. Nelson

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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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An Analysis of Gulf of Maine Cod Metapopulation Structure and Localized Stability, with Application to Area-Based Fisheries Management, Derek Olson

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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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Choice-based Assessments and Their Use with 1:1 Technology Devices, Joshua Ottow

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Production of Acetic Acid in Kraft Pulp Mill Biorefinery Using Bi-Polar Membrane Electrodialysis, Ravikant Amogisidha Patil

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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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Ultraviolet Light Assisted Photocatalytic Disinfection of Escherichia coli in White Grape Juice and Its Effects on the Quality Attributes, Tamanna Ramesh

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Preparing for Effective Program Dissemination and Implementation: An Analysis of Problems and Proposals for the iCook 4-H Program, Jodi L. Randall

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Declining Dissolved Oxygen in the Central California Current Region, Alice Ren

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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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The Ghost of Objectivity in a Post-Objective World: How Local Maine Television Newsworkers Perceive Journalistic Norms in a Transitional Era, Theodora Ruhs

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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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Zirconium Diboride, Hexagonal Boron Nitride, and Amorphous Alumina Thin Films for High Temperature Applications, David Murdock Stewart

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Innovating Reentry Reform: Incarcerated People and Inclusive Innovation, Pamela Joy Stewart

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The Human Ecology of Commercial Fishing in Maine: Hidden Connections, Tangled Institutions, Uncertain Resilience, Joshua S. Stoll

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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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Factors that Influence Classroom Participation of Junior- and Senior-level Nursing Students, Mary Tedesco-Schneck

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Linking Forest Carbon Sequestration, CO2 Flux, and Climate: 20 Years of Eddy Covariance Data from the Howland Forest, Maine, Aaron Teets

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

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Pressurized Fast Pyrolysis of Calcium Formate-Pretreated Biomass, Chi Khanh Hoang Truong

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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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Hydroacoustic Analysis of the Effects of a Tidal Power Turbine on Fishes, Haley Viehman

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Investigating the Relationship Among Sleep, Stress, and Body Mass Index in At-risk First-year College Students, Grace A. Violette

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

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Linking Rising pCO2 and Temperature to the Larval Development, Physiology and Gene Expression of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus), Jesica Waller

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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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Old-growth Characteristics of Northern White-cedar Stands, Nathan Wesely

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Experimental Methods and Practices for The Study of Toroidal Inflated, Braided Fabric Members, Daniel J. Whitney

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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

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Production and Characterization of Laminates of Paper and Cellulose Nanofibrils, Niloofar Yousefi Shivyari

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Chemical and Non-Chemical Control of Potato Pink Rot, Xuemei (Missi) Zhang

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