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 2020

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Direct Support Professionals' Perspectives on Sexuality Issues of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Qualitative Analysis of Interviews with Providers in Maine, Nicole Achey

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Impact Resistance of Fiber-Reinforced Composites Using Computational Simulations, Maitham Alabbad

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The Effect of Hemicellulose Absorption on Apparent Sheet Density, Christopher M. Albert

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Investigation of Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidants Properties of Phenolic Compounds from Inonotus obliquus Using Different Extraction Methods, Weaam A.A. Alhallaf

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Evaluation and Exploration of Microbial Quality and Safety Aspects of Unpasteurized Retail Maine Dairy Products, Dhafer A.M.H Alshaibani

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A Spatial Economic Model of Maine's Forest Product Industry: Interactions Between Markets, Policy, and Space, James L. Anderson

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Population Structure and Reproductive Biology of Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi (Reade) Honey in Lowbush Blueberry in Maine, Katherine A. Ashley

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Development and Test of High Temperature Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensors, Armando E. Ayes Moncada

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Understanding the Influence of Nonlinear Seas on Wind Generated Waves, Taylor L. Bailey

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Separating God's Two Kingdoms: Regular Baptists in Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 1780 to 1815, Ronald S. Baines

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The Next Generation of Labor in Rural, Resource-Rich Places: Forestry Needs and Youth Aspirations, Nicole R. Bernsen

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Fabrication of Silicon Microneedles for Dermal Interstitial Fluid Extraction in Human Subjects, Caleb A. Berry

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Sourcing and Evaluating the Use of Detritus as a Supplementary Diet for Bivalve Aquaculture Using Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acid Biomarkers, Adrianus C. Both

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The Relative Abundance and Diversity of Parasitoids of the Browntail Moth (Euproctis chrysorrhoea L.) and Factors that Influence Their Population Dynamics, Karla S. Boyd

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Evaluation and Impact of Food Safety Messages in New Media for Trending Recipes: Savory Jam on YouTube, Alison L. Brodt

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Assessing the Factors That Alter Ecological Responses of Cold, Oligotrophic Lakes to Nutrient Subsidies, Benjamin Burpee

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Work at the Boundary: A Research-Practice Partnership to Integrate Computer Science into Middle School Science, Amelia R. Callahan

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Leak Detection and Localization in Pressurized Space Structures Using Bayesian Inference: Theory and Practice, Joel Castro

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Examining the Northern Shrimp Fishery in a Changing Gulf of Maine, Ashley N. Charleson

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Phytoplankton Community Composition in the Surface Ocean: Methods for Detection using Optical Measurements, Pigment Concentrations, and Flow Cytometry, Alison P. Chase

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A Linear Actuator/Spring Steel-Driven Glove for Assisting Individuals with Activities of Daily Living, Daniel Chizhik

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Making Vacationland: The Modern Automobility and Tourism Borderlands of Maine and New Brunswick, 1875-1939, Sean C. Cox

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Managing Resilience in a Changing World: A Multiscale Analysis of Fisheries Governance Challenges, Marina Cucuzza

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The Impact of Cooking Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, and Food Security Status on Diet Quality of College Students at the University of Maine, Angela I. Czup

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Distributions and Abundances of the Red Tide Dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella in the Eastern Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy in Relation to Diatoms in June, July and August of 2019, Kimberly Lina D'Adamo

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Investigating Maine Secondary Science Teachers Conceptualization of Scientific Argumentation, Erin Doran

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Evaluating Seafood Distribution Channels in the Atlantic Sea Scallop and Northeast Multispecies Groundfish Fisheries, Amanda Fall

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Health Insurance Plan Design and Chronic Disease Management, Daniel E. Feldman

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Beyond the Brain: a Study of α-synuclein's Role in Bone and Adipose Tissue, Carolina A. Figueroa

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Thermal Inactivation of Bacterial Pathogens and Fungal Spores Under Post-Process Contamination Scenarios in Maple Syrup Processing, Maria Fiore

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A Transdisciplinary Approach to Decision Support for Dams in the Northeastern U.S. with Hydropower Potential, Emma L. Fox

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So That All Children May Successfully and Optimally Learn: Changing the Odds for Rural Students, Maria C. Frankland

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Investigation of Infiltration Measurements Using Wind Induced Pressure Response on an Enclosure, Aaron R. French

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From Phocine Distemper to Avian Influenza: A Study of Immunogenetic Diversity in Two Sympatric Pinniped Species, Alayna K. Gigliotti

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A Groundwater Flow Model to Aid in Water Resource Management for the Carraipia Basin in the coastal semi-arid region of La Guajira state (Colombia), Efren D. Gomez Arevalo

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Investigating the Intersections of Interpersonal Violence: Identifying Risk and Protective Factors for Hazing, Kayla E. Goodwin

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UAV 6DOF Simulation and Kalman Filter for Localizing Radioactive Sources, John G. Goulet

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Habitat Selection Across the Reproductive Cycles of Grassland Songbirds in the Northern Great Plains, Nicole Ann Guido

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Square Dance, Matthew T. Hammond

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Radiometric Dating: A New Technique, Amber Emily Hathaway

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Snowmobiling in Maine: Economic Contributions and Registered Maine Guides, Ian Hathaway

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Hopf Algebras in the Representation Theory of Combinatorial//Families of Groups, Caleb Kennedy Hill

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Effects of Salt and Garlic Concentration on The Microbial Safety, Biochemical Properties, and Sensory Acceptance of Spontaneously Fermented Beet Kvass, Abigail Hing

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My Haunted Home: A Collection of Short Stories, Victoria E. Hood

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A Comprehensive Model of Stress-induced Binge Eating: The Role of Cognitive Restraint, Negative Affect, and Impulsivity In Binge Eating as a Response to Stress, Rachael M. Huff

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High Pressure Processing Of Sous-vide Lobster (Homarus Americanus) Tails, Sami Ali Humaid

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Phenolic Phytochemicals and Their Antioxidant Activities in Maine-Grown Asian, American-Hybrid, and European Plums, Hye Weon Hwang

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Creating Places-of-Memory: Photographs, Identity, & Matrilineality, Aylah Ireland

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A Method to Reclaim Multifractal Statistics from Saturated Images, Jeremy Juybari

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Development of Valuable and Functional Protein-Based Food Ingredients From Invasive Green Crabs, Bouhee Kang

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Understanding the Magnetic Properties of II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Alex Khammang

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Zebrafish as a Model to Understand the Impact of Inactivity and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Elisabeth Kilroy

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Biogenic Amines as a Product of the Metabolism of Proteins in Beer, Hayden Koller

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Flash, Stephen T. Krichels

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Affective, Physiological, and Cognitive Response to Imagery- and Verbally-Based Rumination and Distraction in Adolescence, Hannah Lawrence

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First-Year Computer Science Students: Pathways and Perceptions in Introductory Computer Science Courses, Christina A. LeBlanc

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Developing a Long-term Perspective on the Sensitivity of Lake Trophic State Changes in Maine, Simona Lukasik

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The Monolithic View: On the Plurality of Political Theologies in the Writings of Ernst Kantorowicz, Andrew Mallory

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Meeting with Friends, Kyle Manning

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The Past, Present and Future of Conservation in the Maine Lobster Fishery, Mackenzie Mazur

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Patterns and Mechanisms of Tick-borne Disease Exposure Risk in Acadia National Park, Sara E. McBride

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"The Men Were Sick of the Place" : Soldier Illness and Environment in the War of 1812, Joseph R. Miller

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Movement and Survival of Atlantic Salmon Smolts in the Penobscot River, Maine, Alejandro Molina Moctezuma

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Helping Wounded Soldiers and Anxious Families: The United States Sanitary Commission and the Origin of Modern Philanthropy in the United States, Martin L. Novom

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Understanding Latina Undergraduate Engineering Student Persistence, Yarissa I. Ortiz-Vidal

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Legacy Effects of Alternative Riparian Forest Harvest Practices on Headwater Streams and Forest Ecosystems in Western Maine, Mitchell Paisker

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Predicting and Managing Risk to Bats at Commercial Wind Farms using Acoustics, Trevor Peterson

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Applications of Regional Agglomeration: Measures of Localization and Urbanization, Mariya Pominova

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Calculating Infinite Series Using Parseval's Identity, James R. Poulin

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The Relationship between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Ideation: The Role of Emotion Reactivity and Negative Problem Orientation, Victoria Quiñones

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Using Engaged Rhetorical Methods to Understand and Inform Collaborative Decision Making About Dams and Restoration in the Penobscot River Watershed, Tyler Quiring

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Responses of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon to Competition and Environmental Change: Implications for Performance in Maine Streams, Nicole C. Ramberg-Pihl

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The Colonization of a Multi-functional Artificial Reef Designed for the American Lobster, Homarus Americanus, Christopher Roy

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Stress, Social Problem Solving, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Cross-Lagged Panel Design Investigation of Interactive Influences, Natalie M. Roy

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Discovery of Distinct Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Drug Taking and Predisposing Behaviors, Tyler A. Roy

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Human-Giraffe Interactions: Characterizing Poaching and Use of Parts as a Threat to Giraffe in Northern Kenya, Kirstie Ruppert

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Language, Identity, and Citizenship: Politics of Education in Madawaska, 1842-1920, Elisa E A Sance

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A Numerical Survey of Multi-Planet Systems’ Inclination Excitation and Survival Under the Influence of an Oblate, Tilted Star, Kathleen M T Schultz

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How Students Communicate Knowledge: Written Versus Drawn Responses to Formative Assessment Questions in an Introductory Undergraduate Marine Science Course, Christina Siddons

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Consumer Acceptability of Gulf of Maine Sugar Kelp Seaweed in Baked Bread, Laurel Simone

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Extratropical Cyclones and Associated Climate Impacts in the Northeastern United States, Julia Simonson

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Fostering Climate Change Resilience: A Socio-ecological Forest Systems Approach, Alyssa R. Soucy

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Variations in the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies Over the Last 23,000 Years from Lake Records in the Falkland Islands, Meghan M. Spoth

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From the St. Croix to the Skutik: Expanding Our Understanding of History, Research Engagement, and Places, Anthony Sutton

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Biophysical and stable isotopic profiles of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837), Emma Taccardi

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An Algorithm to Estimate Suspended Particulate Matter Concentrations and Associated Uncertainties from Remote Sensing Reflectance in Coastal Environments, Juliana Tavora

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Orange Riots, Party Processions Acts, and the Control of Public Space in Ireland and British North America, 1796-1851, Annie E. Tock

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Gray Codes in Music Theory, Isaac L. Vaccaro

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Sulfur and Trace Metal Cycling at Convergent Margins, Jesse B. Walters

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The Impact of Elementary Mathematics Coaches on Elementary Teachers' Attitudes Towards Teaching Mathematics, Samuel R. Ward

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A Synthesis Program: Reducing Uncertainties of the Terrestrial Biosphere Carbon Cycle at Various Spatio Temporal Scales, Xinyuan Wei

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A Macroeconomic Investigation of the Labor Market Matching Efficiency, Sarah M. Welch

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Bicknell's Thrush Habitat Use on Commercial Forests in Maine, USA, Kaitlyn Wilson

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Using the Hurdy-Gurdy to Create Alternative Musical Scores, James C. Winters

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Improving Nitrogen Management in Potatoes with Active Optical Sensors, Ahmed Asaad Zaeen

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Wave Attenuation Capacity of Suspended Aquaculture Structures with Sugar Kelp and Mussels, Longhuan Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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"The Birth" and Other Flights of Fancy, Abigail Adent

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Global Performance Testing, Simulation, and Optimization of a 6-MW Annular Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Hull, Hannah L. Allen

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Investigating the Time-dependent and the Mechanical Behavior of Wood Plastic Composite Lumber Made from Thermally Modified Wood in the Use of Marine Aquacultural Structures, Murtada A. Alrubaie

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Elucidation of the Factors Affecting the Production and Properties of Novel Wood Composites Made Using Renewable Nanomaterials as a Binder, Ezatollah Amini