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 2015

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Informed Consent, Abortion, and Reproductive Autonomy, Heather Dawn Lakey

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Investigating Teachers' Content Knowledge and Pedogogical Content Knowledge in a Middle School Physical Science Curriculum on Force and Motion, Daniel Patrick Laverty

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Effect of 9/11 on a Borderlands Community: Fort Kent, Maine, and Clair, New Brunswick, Lisa M. Lavoie

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Experimental Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Piles in Load-Bearing Applications, Dale Lawrence

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Girl Who Lives in a Glass House, Sally Bower Levi

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Towards The Continuous Spatio-Temporal Field Model for Sensor Data Streams, Qinghan Liang

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Role of the Sibling Experience in the Social Development of Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD), Elizabeth Baroni Lops

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Development of Cerceis fumipennis for Biosurveillance of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Northeast, Jennifer Lund

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Dispersal and Establishment of the Fungal Pathogen, Valdensia heterodoxa, in Maine, Erika Lyon

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Ritual Arts in Relation to Quality of Place, Both Natural and Manmade, Mary A. Mailler

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Investigating the Effects of Particulate Hexavalent Chromium on the Centriole Linkers, Julieta Martino

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Development of a 3-Pronged Approach to Evaluation for the iCook-4H Project, Douglas R. Mathews

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Los Morteros: Early Monumentality and Environmental Change in the Lower Chao Valley, Northern Peruvian Coast, Ana Cecilia Mauricio Llonto

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Explaining Migratory Behaviors Using Optimal Migration Theory, Jennifer D. McCabe

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Role of Response Style To Acute Psychosocial Stress on Affect, Self-esteem, and Eating Behaviors Among Women with Varying Binge Eating Symptom Severity, morgan l. mcgillicuddy

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Whole Grain Likability Among Undergraduate College Students, Thomas Joseph Mellette

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Cathodoluminescent Quartz Microstructures: Their Formation and Role in High Grade Rocks of the Parry Sound Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Gayle Mills

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Spectral Measurements and Super Resolution Imaging of Single Molecules for Fluoresence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy, Michael J. Mlodzianoski

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Biomedical Engineering Research and Development on Addressing Urethral Incontinence and Bladder Irrigation, Mahdi Mohammadi

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Clinical Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity Using Self-Determination Theory, Angelina Moore Maia

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Hydrodynamic Performance of Heave Plates on Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms, Javier Moreno de Salas

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New Applications for Cellulose Nanofibers: Rheological Challenges, Behzad Nazari-Nasrabad

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Because Living: On the Labor of Letting Go Performativity, Process, and Loving Fiercely What Isn't Working, Rachel Elaine Nelson

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Integrated Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Forest Based Drop-In Biofuel, Binod Neupane

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Spatiotemporal Wireless Sensor Network Field Approximation with Multilayer Perceptron Artificial Neural Network Models, François Neville

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Psychological Barriers to Sound Money Management: Advances in Theory of Human Decision with Practical Applications to Financial Education, Sarah C. Newcomb

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Irradiation-Induced Innate Immune Dysfunction Revealed Using A Transparent Zebrafish Disease Model, Zachary Ryan Newman

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Single Mother Storytelling: "I Have Something I Need to Say to You", Allison M. Noonan

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Propagation Rate Study of NIH-3T3 Fibroblasts After Exposure to Neutron Radiation, Bryn Joy Nugent

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The Relationship Between the Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) and Its Host Plants in Coastal Maine, Kaitlyn M. O'Donnell

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Seasonal Influences on Habitat Use by Snowshoe Hares: Implications for Canada Lynx in Northern Maine, Sheryn J. Olson

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Detailed Low-cost Energy and Power Monitoring of Computing Systems, Chad M. Paradis

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The Role of Notch Signaling in Vascular Remodeling, Sarah Maier Peterson

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Fluvial Deposition, El Nino and Landscape Construction in Northern Coastal Peru, Paul M. Pluta

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Environmental and Genetic Interactions in a Zebrafish Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Samantha Powers

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How Silvicultural Treatments and Site Quality Affect Carbon Storage on the Penobscot Experimental Forest: A 60-Year Perspective, Joshua Puhlick

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Enhancing Phase Change Memory Reliability in Storage Servers, Tania Rahman

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On Becoming a Homesteader, Tasha Raymond

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Mechanisms of DLL4/Notch and BMP9 Mediated Endothelial Cell Quiescence, Bahman Rostama

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Determinants of Social Support Satisfaction: A Multi-Informant Matching Model, Ethan S. Rothstein

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Topographic Signatures of Geodynamics, Samuel G. Roy

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For Women and Themselves: Lou Hoover, Betty Ford, and the Women's Movements of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Lisa Marie Rude

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Intra- and Interspecific Variation in Demographic Rates and Niche Across the Range of a Species, the Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus), Katharine J. Ruskin

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Measuring Maine Residents' Attitudes Toward Sustainable Tourism and Development: A Psychometric Approach, Matt D. Scaccia

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Susceptibility to Ostracism in Adolescents: An Evaluation of Predictors of Reactivity in a Lab-Task Simulation, Jennifer Schies Sauvé

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Email Similarity Matching and Automatic Reply Generation Using Statistical Topic Modeling and Machine Learning, Zachery L. Schiller

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Type and Experience of Technology Use on Alliance Development in Email-Augmented Psychotherapy, Brent W. Scobie

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Process-Property Relationships in Al-ZnO Films Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition, Evan Baxter Scott-Pollock

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Design and Evaluation of Protective Head Gear to Mitigate Head Injuries Due to Falls, Morteza Seidi

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Closer Look into Purification Process of Cadmium Selenide Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Behtash Shakeri

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Decolonizing Academic Writing on Native Non-Heteronormative Identity: Creating Space for Community and Nation-Based Scholarship, Meghan Elise Sills

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Understanding Private Woodland Owner Forest Management: Qualitative and Quantitative Applications, Emily J. Silver

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Evaluating Low-Temperature, Sous-Vide Processing Technology for the Production of Shelf-Life Extended, High-Quality Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus), Jonelo Tribunal Sobreguel

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Service-Learning as an ESL Course Component, Erin-Kate Sousa

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Highly Porous Foam Materials for Uses in Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery and Transcutaneous Implant Applications, Kyle J. Spivack

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Control of a Novel Wave Front Parallel WEC Prototype for Maximum Capture Width, Asa L. Sproul

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Linking Attitudes, Policy, and Forest Cover Change in Buffer Zone Communities of Chitwan National Park, Nepal, Jared R. Stapp

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A Retrospective View of Bullying, Janie M. Stewart

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Nitrogen Availability from Compost in High Tunnel Tomato Production, Kathleen Stewart Marshall

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Effects of Compost Rate on Greenhouse Tomato Growth and Productivity, Jennifer Stiles

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Thermochemical Conversion of Spent Pulping Liquor into Value-Added Products, Jamie L. St. Pierre

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Interaction and the Art of User-Centered Digital Musical Instrument Design, John Sullivan

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Geometric Properties of Cells Exhibiting Huntington's Disease, Brian C. Toner

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Comparison of Statistical Methods to Predict Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in a University Sample, Marcia Troese

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Hyperlocal, Pieter Tryzelaar

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Low-Dose Transplacental Arsenic Exposure Alters Cell Cycle Gene Expression in Mouse Lungs, Darshika J. Udawatte

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Effects of Melatonin on Heartbeat and Possible Identification of a Melatonin Receptor in Drosophila Melanogaster, Tricia L. VanKirk

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The Enhancement of Wild Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) For Pollination Security, Eric M. Venturini

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Enhanced Place Name Search Using Semantic Gazetteers, Nagalakshmy Vijayasankaran

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Reproductive Ecology of Black Bears in Maine: Maternal Effect, Philopatry, and Primiparity, Alyssa A. Vitale

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Ttc7fsn Mutation Alters Protein Structure, Diminishes Interaction with PI4KIIα, and Skews B Cell Differentiation Toward the Production of Autoreactive Plasma Cells, Jennifer L. Walker

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Development of a Floating Lightweight Post-Tensioned Concrete Prototype for Marine Applications, Emily Lynn Walton

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Behavior of Buried Composite Arch Bridges, Harold J. Walton

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

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Decompositions of the Kuchment-Lvin Polynomials, Douglas Weathers

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Between Mothers and the State: Mothers' Allowances in Maine and New Brunswick, 1915-1960, Rebecca A. White

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Reconstructing Late Holocene Hydrographic Variability of the Gulf of Maine, Nina Millicent Whitney

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Stability Assessment of Interconnected Electric Power Grid Using Synchrophasor Data, Yunhui Wu

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Theories and Models of Indoor Space, Liping Yang

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Verification of Reanalysis Datasets for the Summer of 1996 and a Sensitivity Experiment of Different Vertical Levels in WRF Model, Yi Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Removal of Mixed Acids from Aqueous Solution, Aymn Abdulrahman

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Using Migration Monitoring Data to Assess Bird Population Status and Behavior in a Changing Environment, Evan M. Adams

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Techno-Economic Analysis of Formate Assisted Pyrolysis, Hamad AlMohamadi

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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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Biogeographic Patterns Among Deep-Sea Benthic Megafaunal Communities Across the Drake Passage (Southern Ocean), Steven R. Auscavitch

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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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Student Application of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus with Graphical Representations in Mathematics and Physics, Rabindra R. Bajracharya

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Dynamical Analysis of Three Candidate Bound Superclusters of Galaxies, Merida Geraldeane Batiste

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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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State of the Art High Resolution Glacio-Chemistry from Greenland and Antarctic Ice Cores, Implications to Climate Reconstructions, Thomas Manuel Beers

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Use of Algorithmically-Moderated Collaboration Models in Offline Distributed Creativity Situations, John Bell

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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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Friendships of Children with ADHD: Exploring a Parent Friendship Coaching Intervention, Melissa D. Bernstein

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Ultrastructural and Chemical Changes of Hot-Water Extracted Aspen Wood, Melanie Blumentritt

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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