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 2012

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The Effects of Different Agronomic Practices on the Composition and Quality of Wild Blueberries, Stephanie Kathryn Kerames

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Bleed-Through Correction Analysis for Localization Microscopy, Dahan Kim

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Deployable Visualization and Cloud Infrastructure for K-12, Research, and Collaboration, Robert King

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Characterizing Fish Assemblage Structure in the Penobscot River Prior to Dam Removal, Ian Andrew Kiraly

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Mechanism(s) of Dietary Wild Blueberry Action on Vasoconstriction in Adult Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Aleksandra S. Kristo

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Purposeful Words: An Investigation of the Influence of Mission Statements on Principal Leadership and Teacher Practice, Thomas Lafavore

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Substance Abuse in Elders: Alcohol Abuse and Prescription Drug Misuse in Seniors 65 Years and Older in Knox County, Maine, Nancy L. Laite

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Use of Silver-Doped Zeolite to Enhance the Photodegradation of PPCPs in the Presence of Dissolved Organic Carbon, William R. Laliberte

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Social and Economic Pressures That Lead to Fragmentation, Parcelization, and Deforestation in the Maine Woods, Jayne Lello

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Online Social Media: A Fresh Approach to Delivering Nutrition and Physical Activity Messages to Teens, Deniele Lemire

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Chromium is a Potential Environmental Health Concern for the North Atlantic Right Whale and Sperm Whale, Tânia Filipa Li Chen

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Cellulose Model Surfaces Studied by Femtosecond Sum Frequency Spectroscopy, Lei Li

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Overhead Conductor Dynamic Thermal Rating Measurement and Prediction for Enhancing Power Line Reliability and Utilization, Qi Li

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Predictors of Cardiovascular Fitness in Youth: BMI, Maturation, Age and Sex, Sarah B. Livingstone

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Testing of a Ducted Axial Flow Tidal Turbine, Thomas A. Lokocz

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Forest Fragmentation Patterns in Maine Watersheds and Prediction of Visible Crown Diameter in Recent Undisturbed Forest, Brianne Elizabeth Looze

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Development of a Financial Model for Wood Pellet Production Costs in New England, Ning Lu

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Characterization and Improvement of Wood-Based Thermoplastic Reinforced Flexible Wall Panels, Garrett Edward Luszczki

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Assessing Allelopathic Effects of Alexandrium Fundyense on Thalassiosira SP., Emily R. Lyczkowski

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Boron Isotopic Study of the Borosilicates Tourmaline, Prismatine and Grandidierite in Granulite Facies Paragneisses, from the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica, JohnRyan MacGregor

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Analysis of Extracellular Proteins Expressed by Host, Crassostrea Virginica and Pathogen, Roseovarius Crassostreae in Roseovarius Oyster Disease, Erin Macro

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Surface Variable Effects on the Dynamic Properties of Thoroughbred Horse Racetracks, Christie A. Mahaffey

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The Critical Leading Edge of Gulf of Maine Salt Marshes: Interface with Freshwater Wetlands, Margot Elena Mansfield

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Evaluating the Influence of Maine Residency on Support for Energy Investments and Private Behavior: Two Economic Choice Studies, Sarah J. Marrinan

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The Huaca 20 Site in the Maranga Complex: Human-Environment Interactions, Household Activities, and Funerary Practices on the Central Coast of Peru, Ana Cecilia Mauricio Llonto

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Remote Estimation of Regional Lake Clarity with Landsat TM and MODIS Satellite Imagery, Ian M. McCullough

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In the Middle: Work-life Integration Experiences of Mid-level Women Leaders in a Rural Community College System in the Northeastern United States, Andrea McGill-O'Rourke

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Ethics Education: It's the Right Thing to do, Kathleen Sue McIntyre

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Investigating the Nature of Third Grade Students' Experiences with Concept Maps to Support Learning of Science Concepts, Margaret L. Merrill

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"The Farmer's Family Must Find Compensation in Something Less Tangible, Less Material": The Debate Over the Value of Agricultural Work in Northern New England 1870-1905, Cody P. Miller

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A Fracture Mechanics Approach for Predicting the Fatigue Life of Secondarily Bonded FRP Composite T-Joints, Christa Ann Miller-Shelley

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"Time & Space", Jason Mitchell

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Peer Groups: The Effect on Conversational Interactions Among Adults with Mental Retardation, Toni Chapman Moleon

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The Impact of Dietary Fiber Labeling on Consumer Purchasing Behavior and Knowledge, Heidi England Morin

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Strabismus Risk in the Opiate Exposed Infant, Deborah Gaye Morrison

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Progress, Perspective, and the Sublime Spectacle: Landscape in the Discourse of Art and Technology, 1825-1975, Joshua Steven Moulton

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Interspecific introgression of aphid and late blight resistance mechanisms from Solanum bulbocastanum to Solanum tuberosum, Ananya Mukherjee

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Fast Pyrolysis of Lignin Biomass in Fluidized Bed Reactor, Saikrishna Mukkamala

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Drinking, Eating, Exercising, and Smoking: Instances of Health Behavior Portrayals in Contemporary Broadcast Soap Operas, Ashley Rae Nemer

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Information processing and environmental behavior, Caroline L. Noblet

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The Influence of Anadromous Alewife on Maine Lakes and Streams: Using Nutrient Limitation Assays and Stable Isotopes to Track Marine-Derived Nutrients, Katie G. Norris

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Measured Versus Predicted Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Patients, Hillary O'Donnell

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Climate, Environment, Geomorphology, and Settlement during the Preceramic Period at the Salinas de Chao, North Coast of Peru, Elizabeth Joy Olson

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Paleoindian Aggregation Patterns in Northeastern North America: Analysis of the Bull Brook Site, Ipswich, Massachusetts, Jennifer C. Ort

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Depth Sensing Planar Structures: Detection of Office Furniture Configurations, Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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Cleavage of Acetyl Groups for Acetic Acid Production in Kraft Pulp Mills, Ravikant Amogisidha Patil

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A War of Words: Rhetoric, Identity, and Memory in the Maine-New Brunswick Borderlands, 1838-1842, Michael T. Perry

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Neutron Scattering Studies of Structure, Hydrothermal Stability and Transport in Porous Silica Catalyst Supports, Rachel A. Pollock

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Development of Improved Analytical Load Rating Procedures for Flat-Slab Concrete Bridges, Timothy J. Poulin

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The Effects of Ocean Acidification and Climate Change on the Reproductive Processes of the Marine Copepod Calanus finmarchicus, Brian Matthew Preziosi

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Expression and Regulation of Cofilin Isoforms in Danio rerio, Christopher A. Preziosi

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Structure and Rheology of the Sandhill Corner Shear Zone, Norumbega Fault System, Maine: a Study of a Fault from the Base of the Seismogenic Zone, Nancy Ann Price

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Characterization of the Traveler and Kineo Rhyolites and Implications for Geoarchaeology, Ian Edward Putnam

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Performing Identity Through Hot Pot: Chinese Sojourning Students in Maine, Hui Qian

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Early Human Settlement of the High-Altitude Pucuncho Basin, Peruvian Andes, Kurt Rademaker

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Impact of Weather Conditions on Steady State and Dynamic Response of Power System, Aseem Rambani

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Cochlear Implants: Are Expectations for Outcomes Related to How Parents Are Informed?, Joshua F. Randazza

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"From time Immemorial": Massachusetts Farmer-fishermen and the Merrimack River, 1800-1846, Erik Reardon

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Linking Ecological First Principles to Biodiversity Patterns of Marine Copepods, Nicholas R. Record

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Development of Regional Individual Tree Static Equations for Managed Mixed Species Stands of the Acadian Region of North America, Baburam Rijal

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Responses of Rail Productivity to Water Level Variability and Factors Affecting Rail Broadcast Survey Results, Ellen Padgett Robertson

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Constructs of Adult Literacy Tutoring: An Ethnographic Study of a Local Literacy Tutor Training Program, Ryan Roderick

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Modeling Individual Tree and Snag Dynamics in the Mixed-Species Acadian Forest, Matthew B. Russell

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Environmental Radiation Measurements of Near-Surface Air in Orono, ME 04469, Anna Jeanne Schliep

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Base Cation Cycling After Two Decades of Whole Watershed Manipulation at The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Sarah Bennett Schneider

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Predicting Dynamics of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) Advance Regeneration Under Shelterwood Silviculture, Emma Louise Schulz

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Influence of Landscape Arrangement and Wetland Condition on Breeding Dynamics of Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) in Maine, USA, Amanda Frances Shearin

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HSF1-Mediated Heat Shock Response in Ataxia-Telangiectasia, Jiayuan Shi

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Systematics of the Powellomycetaceae Fam. Nov. and the Detection of Spizellomycetalean Chytrids from Manure and Soil Substrates, David Rabern Simmons

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Atomic Force Microscope Techniques to Measure Latex Properties, Pavan Kumar Sindhe

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Circulation and Transport in Casco Bay, Maine, Gregory H. Sinnett

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Advertising's Red Light, Heather Small

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Narrating Motherhood: The Construction of Motherhood in First-Person Narratives Written for a General Audience or a Mostly Female Audience, Sarah Smiley

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Causes and Consequences of Programmed DNA Breaks and Translocations in B Cell Nuclei, Kathy J. Snow

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The Influence of Writing Prompt Selection on ESL College Students' Perceptions of Task, Teacher, and Text, Edilson R. Souza

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Opera Enormous: Arias in the Cinema, Benjamin Speed

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Composition as Explanation: Composition Pedagogy, Stein's Radcliffe Themes, and the Making of an American Writer Volume I, Chapters 1-5, Sara Speidel

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Composition as Explanation: Composition Pedagogy, Stein's Radcliffe Themes, and the Making of an American Writer Volume II, Chapters 6 and 7, Sara Speidel

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Effects of Soil Management on Wheat Composition, Brian G. St. Pierre

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Exploring Media's Interactive Relationship as an Actor in Live Theatre, Dennis R. St. Pierre

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Pro-Environmental Behavior Change: Solving Groundwater Issues in New England, Crista L. Straub

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Supporting the Micmac Farms Through Ethnographic Communication Research, Anthony Sutton

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Development and Mechanisms of Hydrodeoxygenation Catalysts for Upgrading Pyrolysis Oil, Timothy John Thibodeau

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An Assessment of the Variation in Populations of Monilinia Vaccinii-Corymbosi in Lowbush Blueberry in Maine, Ashley A. Thompson

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Gentrification and Vulnerability of Maine Fishing Communities, Cameron R. S. Thompson

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Population Dynamics of the Sub-Arctic Copepod Calanus Finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine: Demography and Mortality Estimation, Cameron R. S. Thompson

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Ergodic Transformations and Measurable Sets, Trevor Vadas

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Fish in a Tidally Dynamic Region in Maine: Hydro Acoustic Assessments in Relation to Tidal Power Development, Haley A. Viehman

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Optimizing the Efficiency of Monitoring for the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) in Maine by Understanding the Behavior of Cerceris fumipennis and its application in Biosurveillance, Tawny Rae Virgilio

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A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach for Weight Management among Disadvantaged Young Adults, Jennifer R. Walsh

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Weight Stigma: The Impact on Academic Goals and Performance, Joseph David Wellman

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Using Perceived Budget Constraints as a Factor of Wind Power Support in Maine, Megan Rae Wibberly

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Ecological interactions affecting diatom climate reconstructions in prairie saline lakes of the northern great plains (USA), Courtney R. Wigdahl

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Strain Rate and Temperature Effects of Polymer Foam Core Material in Marine Composite Sandwich Panels, Deborah Williams

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Survival of Salmonella, Escherichia Coli O157:H7, and Listeria Monocytogenes in PH-Adjusted Salad Dressings, Stephanie Nicole Wolfe

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Analysis of Survival Data by an Exponential-Generalized Poisson Distribution, Qiuyi Wu

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Enhancing the Dissolution of Lizardite with Oxalate, Eileen Yardley

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Software and hardware approaches to optimize memory power consumption and performance, Jianhui Yue

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The Effect of Regulatory Focus on Categorization, Monica Zilioli

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Reactions of Sulfur Compounds with Zn(II), Au(I), and Hg(II) and Metal Linker Polyaniline Electrodes for Energy Storage, Asela C. Maha Acharige