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 2021

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Lexicographic Sensitivity Functions for Nonsmooth Models in Mathematical Biology, Matthew D. Ackley

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An Investigation of Students' Use and Understanding of Evaluation Strategies, Abolaji R. Akinyemi

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Circulation and Transport Timescales in Tidally Dominated Estuaries, Sohaib Alahmed

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Development of a Novel Haptic Feedback System for Gait Training Applications, Mohsen Alizadeh Noghani

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Understanding Hydrologic Risk Within the Context of Climate Variability and Atmospheric Moisture Pathways, Ali Aljoda

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NIMBY: A Look into Public Perceptions of Aquaculture, Nicholas D. Alvarez

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Subliminal, Eric Arnold

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Modern and Paleo Perspectives on the Role of the Westerlies in Glaciation, Alexander Audet

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Soil Organic Carbon in Maine, Its Responses to Biochar Addition, and Climate Change, Xue Bai

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And Drop, Lydia Balestra

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A Concealment Shoe as Ritualistic Grieving Gesture: A Case Study in an Early 20th Century Maine Finnish Immigrant Community, Anne Bardaglio

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Examining Scale-Dependent, nonstationary Environmental Effects on American Lobster (Homarus americanus) Spatial Distribution and Habitat Suitability in a Changing Gulf of Maine, Jamie Behan

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Discards & Diverse Economies: Reuse in Rural Maine, Brieanne Berry

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Thermal and Mechanical Numerical Modeling of Extrusion-based 3d Printed Reinforced Polymers for Selecting Manufacturing Process Parameters, Sunil Bhandari

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Investigation of Mass-Manufactured Nanostructured Material for Contamination Detection via Structural Color Analysis, Oisin Biswas

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Gait Rehabilitation Using Biomechanics and Exoskeletons, Jacob Bloom

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Individual Differences and Ecological Validity of Emotion Regulation in Response to Sadness, Colin M. Bosma

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The Impacts of Embryonic Arsenic Exposure of Fundulus heteroclitus, Torey Bowser

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Forest Phenology in Maine: Trends and Drivers Over the Past Two Decades and Implications for Resource Managers, Valeria Briones

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Marine Aquaculture in Maine: Understanding Diverse Perspectives and Interactions at Multiple Scales, Melissa L. Britsch

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Food Safety and Functionality Assessment of Kombucha Systems Through Bacillus cereus Spore and Probiotic Inoculations, Alexandria L. Bromley

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Nanocellulose Conduits for Enhanced Regeneration of Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Nicklaus R. Carter

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The Impacts of Climate Change on the Gulf of Maine Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) Distribution, Reproduction, and Life, Hsiao-Yun Chang

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Farmer Engagement Through Mental Modeling: Opportunities for Climate Change Outreach, Ruth S, Clements

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A Bioeconomic Analysis of Sea Scallop (Placopecten Magellanicus) Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine, Struan Coleman

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A Case Study into Middle School Students' Conceptualizations of Motion and Interpretations of Negative Velocities, Peter A. Colesworthy

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The Military Uniform's Impact on Patient Trust and Disclosure in Patient-Provider Interactions, Jessica Correale

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Counterinsurgency In Iraq: Theory and Practice, William Crisler

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Characterizing the Role of Prophages on WHIB7 Expression and Antibiotic Resistance in Mycobacterium Chelonae, Jaycee J. Cushman

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The Impact of Project-Based Learning on Students in High School Chemistry in Rural Maine, Brianna DeGone

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A Social-Ecological Examination of Moose in Maine: Habitat, Management, and Changing Seasonality, Asha DiMatteo-LePape

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Examining Opportunities for Higher-Order Thinking in Secondary and Middle-Level Proficiency-Based Mathematics Classrooms, Quinton Donahue

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The Effect of BTS Induced Inactivity on a Zebrafish Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Sean Driscoll

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The Correlation of Biometrics and Game Performance in Division I Collegiate Women's Soccer Team, Finn Ducker

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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Tool for Classifying and Assessing Student Energy Diagrams in Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Instruction, Michael Dudley

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Using Photovoice to Navigate Social-ecological Change in Coastal Maine: a Case Study on Visibility, Visuality, and Visual Literacy, Kevin P. Duffy

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Variations in Zooplankton Communities as Indicators of Biological Responses to Climate Change and Recovery From Acidification in Northeastern and Maine Mountain Lakes, Stephanie Dykema

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Vertical Habitat Gradients: Comparing Phytoplankton Dynamics in Lakes with Low to Moderate Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentration, Matthew J. Farragher

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Comparison of Land Use and Flowslide Incidence in Palu Valley Following the 2018 Mw 7.5 Palu-Donggala Earthquake, Peta C. Fifield

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Rejection Sensitivity, Relationship Quality, and Adjustment in Late-Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Friendships, Laura A. Foster

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Chinese Percussion Instruction Through The Lens of Western Pedagogy, Jonathan D. Fox

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Climate Change and Forest Management Impacts on Tree Growth and Physiology, Kelly French

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Remote Sensing Identification of Black Ash (Fraxinus Nigra) in Maine Via Hyper- and Multi-Spectral Imagery, John W. Furniss

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'Real Men' Don't See Pain, Margaret J. Gautrau

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Characterization of Dickeya dianthicola and Pectobacterium parmentieri Causing Blackleg and Soft Rot on Potato, Tongling Ge

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Pacing Variability and Performance in a 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, Brendan Gilpatrick

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Eastern Wild Turkey Population Ecology Across Land Use Gradients in Maine, Matthew Gonnerman

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Anthropogenic Impacts to Essential Habitats in the Gulf of Maine: a Case Study of the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, and Its Fishery, Andrew Goode

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The Holocaust in Białystok: Urban, Rural, and Forest Environments as Spaces of Resistance, Survival, and Persecution, Dakota Gramour

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Migration and Winter Movement Ecology of Red-Throated Loons (Gavia Stellata) in Eastern North America, Carrie E. Gray

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Evaluating and Advancing Opportunities for Ecosystem Services, Increased Production, and Sustainability of Kelp Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine, Gretchen Schott Grebe

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Fermentation of Carcinus Maenas as a Method of Waste Stream Valorization, Delaney M. Greiner

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Adaptation Strategies for Wild Blueberry Growers in a Changing Climate: Mulching Effects on Crop Productivity and Fertility Effects on Blueberry Gall Midge, Rebecca Gumbrewicz

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High Resolution Remote Sensing As a Tool To Improve Coastal Habitat Mapping in The Gulf of Maine, Gabriel Hesketh

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Luminosity Functions of Galaxy Clusters in the Aquarius and Microscopium Superclusters, Logan A. Hess

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Quantifying Surface Changes on McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Ann M. Hill

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To Know the Land with Hands and Minds: Negotiating Agricultural Knowledge in Late-Nineteenth-Century New England and Westphalia, Justus Hillebrand

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Environmental DNA Monitoring of Non-Native Mudpuppy (Necturus Maculosus) and Transient Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus Mordax), Vaughn Holmes

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An Examination of Community Band Members' Ratings of Skills, Traits, and Behaviors of Community Band Conductors, Anita-Ann Jerosch

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Environmental Impacts on the Reproduction of three Cold-Water Corals, with Implications for their Vulnerability to Ocean Warming and Climate Change, Julia Johnstone

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Empathic Instruction through Literary Narratives: A Quasi-Experimental Study of an Occupational Therapy Course, Cavenaugh P. Kelly

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Examining Factors Predictive of Hazing in NCAA Division III Athletics and Considering the Implications for Prevention, David James Kerschner

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Expanding Our Understanding on Feed Spoilage and Developing Novel Approaches for Its Mitigation, Marjorie A. Killerby

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Examining Summertime Melt and Temperatures in the North Pacific Cordillera, Ingalise Kindstedt

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Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Classify and Identify Galaxy Merger Events in the Candels Field, Alex Koch

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Where Are All The Women?: Understanding The Factors Influencing Potential Departure Intentions Of Women Coaches At The NCAA Division III Level, Jennifer Laney

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Active Blade Pitch and Hull-Based Structural Control of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Eben Lenfest

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Enzyme-Assisted Fermentation and Chef Perspectives of Green Crab Sauce, Holly Constance Leung

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Development of Hybrid Ultra-High Performance Concrete Thermoplastic Composite Panels for Blast and Ballistic Protection, Alyssa M. Libby

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Determining Effects of Management Practices on Potato Early Dying and Soil Microbiome and Assessing Risk of Fungicide Resistance in Verticillium dahliae, Kedi Li

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Hydrodynamic Impacts of Expanding Aquaculture, Zhilong Liu

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A Quantitative Study of Mathematics Anxiety in First-Generation Pre-Service Teachers, Wendi Malenfant

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Dietary Change Among Canis Familiaris During the Late Ceramic Period on the Maine-Maritime Peninsula: A Case Study From the Holmes Point West Site (ME 62-8), Machias Bay, Maine, Abby E. Mann

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Construing Prestige: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study of Eight Historically Gendered Occupations, Benjamin Flint Markey

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10Be Chronology of Moraines Deposited During the Last Glaciation by the Khumbu Glacier, Nepalese Himalaya, Laura Alexandra Mattas

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Geology and Lithogeochemistry of the Pickett Mountain Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Northern Maine, Michael J. McCormick

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Consumer Preferences and Associated Price Premiums for Agricultural Traits in Maine Markets, Lauren Miller

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The Human Dimensions of Aquaculture Development in Maine Including a Governance Perspective, Molly Frances Miller

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Growth of Perkinus marinus by Bioreactor Fermentation, Caitlin Murphy

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Techno-Economics and Life Cycle Analysis of Upgrading Woody Biomass to Diesel Blendstock, Aysan Najd Mazhar

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Asymmetric Synthesis of Phosphate Mimics: From Chemistry to Biotechnology, Ahmed Numan

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Functional Diversity in Blueberries and Their Responses to Extreme Drought, Pratima Pahadi

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Effects of a Novel DsRNA-Based Insecticide on the Colorado Potato Beetle, Samuel J. Pallis

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Embodying Resilience in the Writing Center: A Study of Tutor Training Handbooks and Videos Towards an Understanding of the "Ideal" Tutoring Session, Katelyn Emily Parsons

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Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of Nitrogen Heterocycles Containing Benzothiazines, Benzothiazoles, Indoles and Quinolines, Ealin N. Patel

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Greta Thunberg's Disruptions: How Rhetoric Breaks Trained Incapacities to Climate Change, Mackenzie Peacock

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Deciphering the Ecology of Aulacoseira Taxa in Alpine Lakes: Implications for Paleoclimate Reconstructions, Edna Luz Pedraza Garzon

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Acting Out of Lyme: Characterizing the Human Dimensions of Lyme Disease Interventions, Katherine C. Perry

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Utilization of Secondary Processing Mill Residues in Maine to Produce Raw Materials for Manufacturing Wood-Plastic Composites (WPCs), Geeta Pokhrel

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Sulfur Isotope Composition of Sulfides in Mafic Cumulates, Lesser Antilles Arc, Tyler Pollock

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Risk Perceptions of Tick-Borne Diseases in Maine: Surveying Outdoor Enthusiasts, Sarah Rappaport

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The Role of Phosphoinositides in the Clustering and Assembly of Viral Proteins Quantified by Fluorescence Super-Resolution Microscopy, Prakash Raut

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Handling and Manipulation of Water- and Air- Borne Biological Samples Using Liquid-Infused Surfaces, Daniel P. Regan

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Using Peer Supports to Improve Positive-to-Negative Teacher/Student Interaction Ratios by Novice Teachers, Karen Robbie

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Energetic Impacts of Passage Delays in Migrating Adult Atlantic Salmon, Sarah R. Rubenstein

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Development of Methods for Determining Water Content in Oil Using Infrared Spectroscopy, Sfoog Hamad Saleh

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Evaluating Methods for Research in Physical Weed Control and Farm Asset Tracking, Johnny J. Sanchez

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Making Earth, Making Home: Technoscientific Citizenship and Ecological Domesticity in an Age of Limits, Emma Schroeder

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Nanostructured Self-assembled Thin Films of Cationic Bottlebrush Block Copolymers, Hathaithep Senkum

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The Effects of Recent Minimum Wage Increases on Self-Reported Health in the United States, Liam Sigaud