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 2013

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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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Productivity Standards for Whole-Tree and Cut-To-Length Harvesting Systems in Maine, Patrick Hiesl

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Developing an Affinity Purification - Mass Spectrometry Strategy to Identify Novel Calpain-2 Interacting Proteins, Jordan Hoffman

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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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Contextual Analysis of Large-Scale Biomedical Associations for the Elucidation and Prioritization of Genes and their Roles in Complex Disease, Jeremy J. Jay

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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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Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Photo Active Nanomaterials, Sanjeev Kumar Kandpal

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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

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Communication and Resilience in Collaboration, Social-Ecological Systems, and Discourse, Bridie McGreavy

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Holocene Glacial History of Renland, East Greenland Reconstructed From Lake Sediments, Aaron Medford

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Building Bridges for Women Through Service-Learning: Bringing Students and Communities Together To Combat Domestic Violence in Honduras, Darlene Metcalf-Bergeron

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A chance driven outcome: a case study of the Battle of Detroit, 16 August 1812, Joseph Richard Miller

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Student Understanding of Cardiovascular Physiology: The Relationship Between Pressure, Flow, and Resistance, Nitisha L. Mitchell

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Economic Evaluation of the Eat Well Nutrition Education Program, Brianna L. Monahan

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Using GPU processing to solve large-scale scientific problems, Jason Monk

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Characterization of mammographic breast lesions and their microenvironment: an application of a wavelet-based multifractal formalism, Kendra Ann Mooer

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Improving the performance of the Parallel Ice Sheet Model on a large-scale, distributed supercomputer, Timothy J. Morey

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Developing an Acoustic Method for Reducing North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Ship Strike Mortality Along the United States Eastern Seaboard, Kaitlyn Allen Mullen

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Serpentine Dissolution in the Presence of Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria, Kimberly A. Negrich

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Production Ecology and Stand Dynamics of Young Acadian Forest Stands in Response to Silvicultural Intensity and Compositional Objectives, Andrew S. Nelson

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Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Dietary Histidine on Cataract Formation in Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Grown in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Kevin John Neves

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Making Graphical Information Accessible Without Vision Using Touch-based Devices, Hari Prasath Palani

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Putting Down Roots: How Back-To-The-Landers and Locals Worked Together to Transform Maine's Food System, Eileen M. Palmer

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Drivers of Non-Native Species Distribution and Abundance in Fouling Communities in the Gulf of Maine, Felipe Paredes

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Splicing and Local Reinforcement of Concrete Filled FRP Tubes (CFFTS), Heather Parry

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Intellectual and Political Resistance to the U.S. Occupation of the Dominican Republic - 1916-1924, John R. Paton

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Phosphorous Acid-Based Fungicides as a Tool in the Integrated Pest Management of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Megan L. Patterson

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The Indian Head Experimental Farm and Forest Nursery Station, Indian Head, Saskatchewan: The Making of a Canadian Landscape, Anthony M. Penders

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Cellulose Nanofibrils Drying and Their Utilization in Reinforcing Thermoplastic Composites, Yucheng Peng

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The Weight of the Heavenly Garden in the Plane of Existence, Heather Perry

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Contributing Factors To Perfection Hysteria on the Bride's Experience in Contemporary American Wedding Culture, Amy Olivia Pierce

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Investigations Into the Ecology and Interactions of Pathogens Within an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Farm, Michael Pietrak

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Constructing Student Achievement: Discourses of High School Policy Documents, Lisa Plume Hallen

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Modeling, Design, Packaging and Experimental Analysis of Liquid-Phase Shear-Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave, Thomas B. Pollard

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Characterizing the Impact of Prolonged Exposure to Particulate Hexavalent Chromium on DNA Double Strand Break Repair, Qin Qin

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Matrix coefficients of certain supercuspidal representations of GL2(F), Carl Wayne Ragsdale

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Behavior, Ecology, and Restoration of Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) and Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) in Maine Lakes, Silas Kane Ratten

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Distributed Adaptive Algorithm Design for Joint Data Compression and Coding in Dynamic Wireless Sensor Networks, Abolfazl Razi

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College students' understanding of geometric transformations, Sarah Rizzo

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Characterization of Phycoerythrin Physiology in Low-Light Adapted Prochlorococcus Ecotypes, Kathryn H. Roache-Johnson

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Heatholm, Cory Robertson

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Tenured Women Counselor Educators at Research Universities: Navigating Multiple Roles and Personal Well-Being, Melissa A. Rosenberg

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Simulations of Helix Formation of Polypeptides in Nanotubes, Seneviratne Banda Mudiyanselage Samaratunga

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Global Assessment of Ocean Pollution Using Sperm Whales as an Indicator Species, Laura Catherine Savery

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Cross-Layer Channel Allocation Routing Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks, Ali Abdullah Shareef

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The Influence of Glacial Meltwater on Alpine and Arctic Lake Phytoplankton Throughout the Holocene, Krista E.H. Slemmons

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With social justice for all? from Christian socialism to Christian consumerism in mid-twentieth century America, Amy M. Smith

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Domestic Transracial Adoption: In the Words of African American Adoptees, Ellen M. Smith

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Effects of Water on Ice: A Remote Sensing Investigation, William A. Sneed Jr.

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Periodic Episodes of Catastrophic Aeolian Sand Deposition, Shetland UK, Lee M. Sorrell

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Navigating wilderness and borderland: the Arnold expedition from Maine to Quebec, 1775, Daniel S. Soucier

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Assessing and enhancing student understanding of carbon cycling in organisms, Kara M. Soule

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Convective Origin of Stellar Magnetic Fields, Lori Spalsbury

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Exploration and Development of the Climate Archive of the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area, Antarctica, Nicole E. Spaulding

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Enabling Sum Frequency Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy of Model Cellular Membranes, Sarah M. Sterling

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Deciphering Climate-Mediated Changes in Boreal Lake Ecosystems, Kristin E. D. Strock

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Development and evaluation of pile "high strain dynamic test" database to improve driven pile capacity estimates, Cameron Stuart

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Human Dynamics in Sustainability Science: A Coupled Systems Meta-Analysis and Linkages Between Prosociality and Pro-Environmental Behavior, Abigail Sullivan

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Park Aid Systems: Factors That Affect Consumer Purchase Decisions, Nadeesha Kushlanie Surasinha Thewarapperuma

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Diversity Education Goals in Higher Education: A Policy Discourse Analysis, Stuart Glen Swain

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Design, Optimization, and Testing of a Cross-Flow Tidal Turbine, Megan Colleen Swanger

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Generation and detection of unique DNA taggant sequences for labeling and tracking of explosives, Megan Tierney Harris

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Models for Infused and Bonded Fiber Reinforced Polymer Sandwich Composite Marine Joints, Scott Michael Tomlinson

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A transpersonal exploration into the living philosophy of Albert Schweitzer, Seth Toothaker

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Ecological Causes and Consequences of Trait Divergence in Invasive White Perch (Morone americana), Quenton M. Tuckett