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

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Potato Yield Response to Different Rates of Phosphorus Fertilization in Northern Maine - USA, Ahmed A. Algburi

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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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Microsite Requirements for Successful Regeneration in Lowland Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) Forests, Jeanette Allogio

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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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Evaluating the Current Weed Community in Wild Blueberry Fields and IPM Strategies for Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium), Anthony G. Ayers

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

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Modeling of Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in a Porous Medium, Hamza Azzam

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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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Exploring the Social Effects of Increased Hiker Use at the Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Leah Beck

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Understanding Social Factors in Small Group Work in Undergraduate Mathematics Classrooms, Jeremy R. Bernier

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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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Spruce Budworm Defoliation Detection and Host Species Mapping Using Sentinel Satellite Imagery, Rajeev Bhattarai

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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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Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Roost Site-Selection and Viability East of the Appalachian Mountains, Brandon Boxler

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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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The Influence of Message Type, Environmental Attitude, and Political Ideology on Perceptions of Aquaculture in the United States, Tabitha C. Boze

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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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Pyramiding Approaches for Potato Disease Resistance Breeding, Kristen M. Brown-Donovan

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The Maine Teacher Resilience Study: Using SEM to Create A Teacher Costs to Caring Resilience Model, Sherry Pineau Brown

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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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Conversations with the Oregon Trail and the Silent Generation, Jose A. Camacho Quiroz

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

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Airborne Hyperspectral Data Application in Stress Detection of Blueberry Fields and Ash Trees, Catherine Chan

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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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I Love It When You Make Me Coffee In The Morning, Rachel Elizabeth Church

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Inter-Art Mechanics of Life & Wellness, Josh Couturier

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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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Development of a High-throughput Platform for the Determination of Antiviral Therapeutics, Mason A. Crocker

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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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Wildlife Rehabilitation Datasets as an Underutilized Resource to Understand Avian Threats, Mortality, and Mitigation Opportunities, Michelle M. Duffy

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Sustainable Production of Feed for Recirculating Aquaculture using Black Solider Flies and Microalgae, Patrick Erbland

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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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Evaluating TLB (Translation Lookaside Buffer) Performance Overhead for NVM (non-volatile Memory) Hybrid System, Xiang Guo

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Optical Signatures of Plankton in the Open Ocean: From Individual Cells to Global Patterns, Nils Haentjens

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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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Harp, Harbor and Gray Seal Strandings in the Gulf of Maine: A Retrospective Socio-Ecological Analysis, Holland Haverkamp

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Generating Insight Into the Nature of Existence; The Process of Unraveling Logic, Keith Reed Hayden II

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The Design and Validation of a UAV Propeller Intended for Extremely Low Reynolds Number Environments, Benjamin Hebert

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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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Fostering Coastal Destination Resilience in Maine: Understanding Climate Change Risks and Behaviors, Lydia Horne

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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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Use of GIS to Find Optimum Locations for Anaerobic Digestion or Composting Facilities in Maine, Usha Humagain

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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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High Fidelity Computational Modeling and Analysis of Voice Production, Weili Jiang

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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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Hydrogenation of 2-methylnaphthalene in a Trickle Bed Reactor Over Bifunctional Nickel Catalysts, Matthew J. Kline

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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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Assessing Predator Risk to Diadromous Fish Conservation in the Penobscot River Estuary, Lauri Leach

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

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Evaluating Lignosulfonates Potential as Legume Hay and Silage Preservatives, Angela Yenny Leon-Tinoco

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Holistic Monitoring of Maine Sea Lice (Lepeoptheirus Salmonis, Kroyer, 1837) Sensitivities to Therapies: Developing a Novel Assay to Examine Lice Behavior, Kathryn Liberman

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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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Nonlinear elastic behavior of nanostructured 2D materials of arbitrary symmetries, Serge R. Maalouf

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Durability of Entrapped Gas in Quasi-saturated Porous Media: Two Geotechnical Perspectives, Babak Mahmoodichanzab

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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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Integrating Local Ecology and Human Dimensions To Understand a Tidally Dynamic Ecosystem in Downeast Maine, Gabriella Marafino

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Quotidian Spaces: Sustaining Creative Exchange and Dialogue Through Lived Time, Anna Martin

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Dissection of Molecular Mechanisms by Which Human Host Factors Regulate JC Polyomavirus Internalization, Colleen Mayberry

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Development, Design, and Utilization of a Reflective Based Photoplethysmography Sensor, Madeline Mazjanis

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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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American Eel Behavior and Survival in an Impounded River System, Matthew A. Mensinger

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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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Synthesis and Characterization of Double Network Hydrogels Containing Norbornene-Modified Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Cellulose Nanofibrils, Tessali Xiaozhu Morrison

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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