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 2002

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Localization of Expansin Expression During Adventitious and Lateral Rooting in Response to Auxin in Loblolly Pine, Fuyu Xu

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Stress Analysis of Tapered Sandwich Panels with Isotropic or Laminated Composite Facings, Huyue Zhao

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Effect of Kraft Pulping on Oxygen Delignification, Haixuan Zou

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Numerical Wave Simulations on Different Oceanic Scales, Khalid M. Zubier

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Synthesis and reactivity of gold thiolate cluster complexes, Hanan Abdou

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The influence of fiber swelling on paper wetting, Sedef Akinli-Kocak

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Making the transition to curriculum integration: a curriculum design in middle level schools, Wallace Martin Alexander

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Dungeons and Dreams: The Children and Nightmares of Emily and Anne Bronte's Gondal Poetry, Michelle Patricia Beissel

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Graphical perception of nonlinear trends: discrimination and extrapolation, Lisa A. Best

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Can a little ice age climate signal be detected in the southern alps of New Zealand?, Jessica L. Black

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A la découverte d'une perle francaise: l'identité de Marguerite de Valois définie par son choix de références [Discovering a French Pearl: Marguerite de Valois' Identity as Defined by her Choice of References], Jenifer Ann Branton-Desris

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Reliability studies of the skew normal distribution, Nicole Dawn Brown

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Aspiring to the superintendency: factors that influence the decision, Regina P. Campbell

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An armington model of the U.S. demand for scallops, Fuzhi Cheng

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation by novel bacteria isolated from burrow sediments of marine benthic macrofauna, Wai Ki Chung

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Validation of a Sun-Exposure Questionnaire for Adolescent Girls, Jennifer L. Cobb

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Finding Poetry in Nature, Tammis Coffin

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Economic factors that influence soybean and canola prices, Lei Cui

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Bubble growth behavior in supersaturated liquid solutions, David Robert Cyr

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Counterculture, Brian Rande Daykin

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Late Maritime Woodland (Ceramic) and Paleoindian End Scrapers: Stone Tool Technology, Pamela J. Dickinson

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The Relationship between Rheology, Application Method, and Final Coating Structure, Basant Galal Dimetry

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Maine hospice volunteers: a study of motivations, death awareness and religious beliefs, Anne F. Donovan

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Physiological and cognitive factors in asthma and panic disorder: application of the cognitive and dyspnensuffocation fear theories, Diana M. Dorhofer

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Cora, Mark Dunn

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The influence of process parameters on filament size distribution, Saybil Nuray Ercan

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Ecological implications of rockweed, Ascophyllum Nodosum (L.) le jolis, harvesting, Jill C. Fegley

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Study of conidia production and transmission of Beauverza bassiana (balsamo) vuill. in Colorado potato beetle (leptinotarsa decemlineata), Silvia Fernandez

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Ontology-Driven Geographic Information Systems, Frederico Torres Fonseca

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Preliminary Investigation on the Durability of FRP Reinforced Glulam Bridge Girders, Christopher P. Garnache

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Evaluating Shade Bias in Insect Trap Catch and Assessing the Short- and Long-term Impacts of Herbicide Application in Regenerating Clearcuts on Flowering Plant Communities, Kathryn M. Georgitis

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The Foraging and Habitat Ecology of Black Terns in Maine, Andrew Gilbert

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Development and characterization of pastas containing underutilized crab mince, Barbara Lorraine Gillman

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Influence of viscoelasticity on the nano-micromechanical behavior of latex films and pigmented coatings, Manish Giri

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The Role of Water Motion in Algal Reproduction, Richard Gordon

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Effects of an Increasing Harbor Seal Population on Changes in Sites Used for Pupping, Nikolina Guldager

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Modeling Intersections of Geospatial Lifelines, Ramaswam Hariharan

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The Effects of Temperature on the Survival, Growth and Development of Larvae of Two Blue Mussel Species (Mytilus edulis and Mytilus trossulus), Susan Hayhurst

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Anthropogenic Influences and Meteorological Effects: How They are Changing the Sand Beaches in Southern Maine, Heather W. Heinze

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Capturing Feedback in Complex Marine Ecosystems: Two Models, Teresa R. Johnson

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Magmatic Enclaves and Evidence for Magma Mixing in the Oak Point Granite, Deer Isle, Maine, USA, Ben Johnston

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Autoimmunity, Immune Deficiency and Cancer: Multiple Roles of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphate SHP-1, Melissa J. Joliat

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Using generalized linear models with a mixed random component to analyze count data, Jungah Jung

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Characterization of Chitosan Films for Cell Culture Applications, Michael Katalinich

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Mya arenaria (Softshell Clam) Gonadal Tumor Formation: Identification and Characterization of an E3 Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase and its Possible Role in Tumorigenesis, Melissa L. Kelley

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School Reform Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1990s: AN Analysis of Potential Impacts on Conditions for Learning, Victor G. Kendall

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Being in Difference: A Phenomenology of the Migrant Condition, Zornitsa D. Keremidchieva

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Intelligent Control of Critical Dimensions in the Semiconductor Industry, Shafaat Ahmed Khan

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Khōn: masked dance drama of the Thai epic Ramakien, Amolwan Kiriwat

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The Richard Foxwell House: The Archaeological Footprint of a Marginal Trader, 1633-1636, David F. Klinge

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Optical Studies of Layered Inorganic Solids: A Novel Phase Transition and Energy Transfer Studies., Christie L. Larochelle

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Public Conservation Land and Economic Growth in the Northern Forest Region, David Lewis

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The Effect of Direct Experience on Generating Insight into and Deepening Understanding of Academic Topics Studied by high School Seniors in the Field, Lowell W. Libby

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Quinic Acid-Mediated Induction of Hypovirulence and a Hypovirulence-Associated Double-Stranded RNA in Rhizoctonia Solani, Chunyu Liu

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Relationships between Oceanographic Satellite Data and Alexandrium Distributions in the Gulf of Maine, Remy Martin Luerssen

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Measurable Microstructural Properties and Their Relationship to Chloride Migration and Durability of Concrete, Shan Lu

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Synthesis of Nano-Structured Monoclinic W03 Particles, Zhixiang Lu

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The Flexural Response of Bolted Composite Panels at Elevated Temperature, Christopher Gary Malm

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Gametogenic Cycles of Marine Mussels, Mytilus edulis and Mytilus trossulus, in Cobscook Bay, Maine, Aaron P. Maloy

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"The Little City in Itself": Middle-Class Aspirations in Bangor, Maine, 1880-1920, Sara K. Martin

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Academic Stress and Father Involvement Among University Student Fathers, Brian Masciadrelli

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Micro-Probe for Physical and Chemical Surface Analysis, Joshua Mathews

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(A Pause for the Alphabet) A Fantastic Excess in Twenty Six Parts, Terence McNulty

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By Degrees, Audrey Minutolo

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"A Plea for Color:" The Construction of a Feminine Identity in African American Women's Novels., Kirsten A. Moffler

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The Response of First and Second Order Streams to Urban Land-Use in Maine, U.S.A., Chandler Morse

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Evolution of Sprague Neck Bar, Machias Bay, Maine, Rebecca A. Nestor

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A Molecular Investigation of Absorption onto Mineral Pigments, Brian J. Ninness

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Factors Affecting Consumer Valuation of Environmentally Labeled Forest Products, Kelly Ann O'Brien

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Nonmarket Valuation and Land Use: Two Essays, Robert W. Paterson

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Fishing the Borderlands: Government Policy and Fishermen on the North Atlantic, Brian J. Payne

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Attachment Style, Trust, and Exchange Orientation: A Mediational Model, Minzette Peterson

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Ultrastructure of 'Turbellaria' (Platyhelminthes), Regina Pfistermuller

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Selling America: The Boy Scouts of America in the Progressive Era, 1910-1921, John Phillips

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Bond and Static Bending Strength of FRP-Reinforced Glulam Beams Using Western Wood Species, John P. Poulin

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Lobo, Bruce Pratt

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The Chemical Mechanism of a Brown-Rot Decay Mimtic System and its Application in Paper Recycling Processes, Yuhui Qian

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Characterization of Biochelators, Membrane Redox Systems, and Quinone Reductases from Wood Degrading Basidiomycetes, Weihong Qi

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Genomic Organization of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus, Trent Rector

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Current Voltage Characteristics of a Semiconductor Metal Oxide Sensor., Huilin Ren

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Gene Expression Data Analysis Using Fuzzy Logic, Robert Reynolds

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A Thematic Exploration of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf," by Ntozake Shange, Jocelyn M. Richard

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Chemosensory-Mediated Deposit Feeding in the Spionid Polychaete Dipolydora Quadrilobata., Timothy J. Riordan Jr.

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Toward an Ecological Culture: Sustainability, Post-domination and Spirituality, Jovan Ristic

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Financial Returns to Northeast Forestland, Julie Rodenberg

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Identities for the Multiple Polylogarithm Using the Shuffle Operation, Ji Hoon Ryoo

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Artificial Recharge of Groundwater as a Water Management Option for Eastern Maine, Robert J. Saunders

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Gloss Dynamics of Inkjet Printers, Amol G. Shirke

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Monitoring Dioxin Levels in Maine Rivers with Semipermeable Membrane Devices, Heather A. Shoven

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Deformation Studies of Tungsten-Gold Contacts at the Nanometer Scale., Steven A. Smallwood

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Semiotics, Textuality, and the Puritan Collective: "Speaking to Yourselves in Psalms", Derek Thoms Smith

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Implications of Longterm Diameter-Limit Harvesting: Effects on Radial Growth of Red Spruce (Picea rubens) and Genetic Diversity of White Pine (Pinus strobus), Kerry Ann Sokol

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Photostabilization of High-Yield Pulps Reaction of Thiols and Quinones with Pulp, Jonathan Spender

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Variables Influencing Nest Success of Eastern Wild Turkeys in Connecticut: Nesting Habitat, Home Range-Scale Fragmentation, and Nest Attentiveness, Shelley M. Spohr

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Grading the General Chemistry Laboratory: A Constructivist Approach., Barbara Stewart

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Assessing Forest Damage and Tree Response to Ice Storm Injury in Thinned and Unthinned Hardwood Stands in Maine, Julie Lee Swisher

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Lithic Analysis of Chipped Stone Artifacts Recovered From Quebrada Jaguay, Peru, Benjamin R. Tanner

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Asynchronous Validity Resolution in Sequentially Consistent Shared Virtual Memory, Jonathan Thomas

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The Development of a New Anemometer for Measuring High Speed Winds on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Mark W. Thoren

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An Angel's Promise, Gerald Hilaire Touchette