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 2005

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Exploring the Links Among Professional Development, Teacher Performance, and Student Achievement: A Case Study, Julie Hackett

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Monitoring a pile-supported integral abutment bridge at a site with shallow bedrock, Sarah L. Hartt

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Performance and Effectiveness of a Thin Pavement Section Using Geogrids and Drainage Geocomposite in a Cold Region, Christopher L. Helstrom

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Structural Characterization of Parvalbumin from an Antarctic Notothenioid Fish Species, Jamie Willis Hendrickson

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A Middle School Standards-based Science Curriculum Handbook, Eleanor B. Hess

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An Acoustic Imaging System for Soft Tissue Stress, Judy A. Hilton

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Re-integrating Crops and Livestock in Maine: An Economic Analysis of the Potential for and Profitability of Integrated Agricultural Production, Aaron K. Hoshide

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Assessing the Role of Risk Communication in Reducing Exposure to Arsenic in Drinking Water, Shan Huang

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Gage Gray, Justus Rhodes Humphrey

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Paul Claudel and World War One, Christopher Hurlburt

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A Policy Discourse Analysis of U.S. Land-Grant University Diversity Action Plans, Susan Van Deventer Iverson

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Data Structures and Algorithms for Efficient Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations from 3-D Ice Sheet Models, Rodney A. Jacobs

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Multi-temporal and Multi-sensor Monitoring of Forest Disturbance, Suming Jin

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Success of First-Time Students in Associate Degree Programs at the University of Maine at Augusta, Emily Mae Johnston

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The Effect of Dietary Manganese on Arterial Functional Properties, Anastasia Z. Kalea

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Factors Influencing the Germination, Emergence, and Early Survival of Boreal, Temperate and Exotic Acadian Forest Tree Species in Central Maine, Keith-George Kanoti

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Stock Intermixing and Movement of Atlantic Herring (Clupea Harengus) In the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England, Jessica Kohl Kanwit

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Dynamics of Bee and Wasp Populations in Maine Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium), Joseph E. Karem

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An Investigation of the Two-Dimensional Ising Spin Glass Using Information Theoretic Measures, Debra A. Kenneway

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Magnetic Flux Sensor for Hearing and Application, Crystal R. Kenney

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Assessment and Management of the Maine Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa), Sheril R. Kirshenbaum

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The Effects of Trawling on Benthic Habitats: An Analysis of Recovery in the Western Gulf of Maine Closure, Emily P. Knight

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Constructing the Experiences of Gay and Lesbian High School Students in Maine, Paul D. Knowles

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Sexual Reproduction in the Marine Centric Diatom Ditylum Brightwellii, Julie A. Koester

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Determining Consumer Food Purchasing Bahavior in Maine, Abhijeet Kumar

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Development of Small Scale Experimental Protocol and a Multi-Physics Model to Predict the Complex Hygro-Mechanical Behavior of Wood Under Varying Climates, Rastislav Lagana

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Transient Illness Shocks and Family Labor Use in a Rice Producing Area of Mali, Catherine Larochelle

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Invisible Threads, Deborah Levine

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The Importance of NonViolence in United Nations Peacekeeping, Jeffrey Lowell

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A Microreactor System for Measuring Size Selectivity in Porous WO3 Sensor Materials, Meng Lu

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Factors Affecting Consumer Assessment of Eco-Labeled Traditional Fuel Passenger Vehicles, Caroline Lundquist Noblet

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Effect of Aluminum Sulfate and Sodium Alumniate on the Drainage and Retention Properties of Fibrous Suspensions, Wing T. Luu

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An Examination of the Scope and Variety of Adventure Therapy Services within the State of Maine, Donald F. Lynch

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Relational Victimization in Adolescence: A Model of Factors Increasing Risk for Psychological Difficulties, Jessica M. Matthews

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Grandparent Caregivers: Their Joys, Challenges and Concerns for the Future, Michaela E. McCarthy

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Investigations of Student Understanding of Sound Propogation and Resonance, Katherine VerPlanck Menchen

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Ramanujan's Formula for the Riemann Zeta Function Extended to L-Functions, Katherine J. Merrill

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Measuring the Effects of Mathematics Instruction in a Physics Classroom with Mathematics and Physics Diagnostics, Michael A. Murphy

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Locomotory Behavior of Potato Aphid in Relation to Environmental Stimuli, Girish K. Narayandas

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Is All Open Space Created Equal? A Hedonic Application within a Data-Rich GIS Environment, Bradley C, Neumann

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Immunopurification of Bovine Placental Lactogen, Dong Thi Nguyen-Bresinsky

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Development and Evaluation of a New Salmon Jerky Snack Product, Ashlan S. Oberholtzer

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Revegetating Blackwoods Campground, Acadia National Park: Emphasis on Natural Regeneration of Red Spruce and Balsam Fir, Cristin O'Brien

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Student Understanding of Conservation of Energy and Mass in Introductory University Science Courses, Jessica L. Odell

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My Best Friend: A Closer Look at Relationships with Companion Animals, Margaret E. Oehler

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Spiritual Development: An Exploratory Study of Women's Views on the Connection between Spirituality and Sexuality, Hannah C. Osborne

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Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in the NOD Mouse Using Partial, Rather Than Full, Allogeneic Hematopoietic Chimerism, Melissa Osborne

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Thermoelastic Analysis and Optimization of Functionally Graded Plates and Shells, Jacob Leo Pelletier

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The Role of Negative Affect and Emotional Avoidance in the Maintenance of Binge Eating Disorder, Jennifer J. Pells

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1-800-(Re)Colonize: A Feminist Postcolonial and Performance Analysis of Call Center Agents in India Performing U.S. Cultural Identity, Kimberlee Perez

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Comparative Morphology of the Reproductive System in Acoels (Acoela, Acoelomorpha) and its Implications for Taxonomy, Anatoly Petrov

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A Comparative Study of Self-Fertilization in the Life Histories of Three Ascidian Species with Contrasting Dispersal Patterns, Aimee L. Phillippi

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Root Length Affects Soluble Carbon and Phosphorus in a Rotational Cropping System, Allison Piper

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An Analysis of Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina) and Gray Seal (Halichoerus Grypus) Haul-out Patterns, Behavior Budgets, and Aggressive Interactions on Mount Desert Rock, Maine, Steven C. Renner

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Hydrologic and Borehole Geophysical Investigation of Bedrock Observation Wells at the University of Maine, Eric Andrew Rickert

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An Evaluation of 20 Year Changes in Chemistry in the EPA Easter Lake Survey, A Statistical Population of Lakes in the Northeastern U.S., Catherine Harney Rosfjord

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A Successful Principal's Conversations: Perceived Impacts on Relationships and School Climate, Heather Dwyer Jaquette Sadlier

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Parent-child Interactions in the Maintenance of Childhood Anxiety Disorders, Bethany J. Sallinen

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Advanced Students' Resource Selection in Nearly-Novel Situations, Eleanor C. Sayre

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Forestry Cooperatives for Diverse Management Goals: An Assessment of Interest Levels among Maine's Nonindustrial Private Forest Owners Enrolled in the Tree Growth Tax Program, Brian Jonathan Schneider

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Cover Cropping and Soil Disturbance Impacts on the Invertebrate Weed Seed Predator Harpalus rufipes DeGeer (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Amanda F. Shearin

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Soil Iron, Aluminum, and Phosphorus Dynamics in Response to Long-Term Nitrogen and Sulfur Additions at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Jessica F. Sherman

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Copyright Law Inadequacies in the Case of Digital Sampling: Adding Color to a Grey Area, Andre Sirois

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Fracture Mechanics Characterization of WPC-FRP Composite Materials Fabricated by the Composites Pressure Resin Infusion System (Compris) Process Volume I (Chapters 1-7, Appendix A), Benjamin J. Souza

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Endocrine Disruption in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Exposed to Pesticides, Benjamin W. Spaulding

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Field and Laboratory Evaluation of the Portable Falling Weight Deflectometer, Bryan Christopher Steinert

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An Investigation of False Discovery Rates in Multiple Testing under Dependence, Hui Tao

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Oxygen Delignification for Southern Softwood Kraft Pulps with High Lignin, Li Tao

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High Temperature LGX Acoustic Wave Devices and Application for Gas Sensors, Jeremy Allan Thiele

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Conflict Management Skills in Women who Work Outside Home and Homemakers, Sandra Caceres Tijerina

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Assessing Selected Lifestyle Behaviors Indicative of General Health Status for University of Maine Cooperative Extension Employees, Andrea Urbanek

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Climatic and Lithogenic Controls on Soil Organic Matter-Mineral Associations, Rota Wagai

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Differences Among Athletes and Non-Athletes in Sex Role Orientation and Attitudes Towards Women: Comparing Results from 1982 and 2005, Marcus D. Walton

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Age-related Trends in Red Spruce Needle Anatomy and their Relationship to Declining Productivity, Margaret H. Ward

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Work Spillover and its Affects on Home Life, Kristina M. Wegner

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Correlations between Arsenic in Maine Groundwater and Microbial Populations as Determined by Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization, Jennifer M. Weldon

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Fantasy and Imagination: Discovering the Threshold of Meaning, David Michael Westlake

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Girls in the Woods: An Exploration of the Impact of a Wilderness Program on Adolescent Girls' Constructions of Femininity, Anja Whittington

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Childhood Gender Nonconformity, Parent-Child Relationships, and the Development of Internalized Homophobia in Gay Men, Jeffrey A. Wickersham

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Digital Vertical Aerial Camera System for High-resolution Site Inspections in Conservation Easment Monitoring, Kenton Williams

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Evaluation of Local Pathogenic Fungi, Boric Acid, and Their Potential Synergism for Control of the European Fire Ant, Myrmica Rubra (L.), Shicai Yan

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The Effects of Social Anxiety on the Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence, Karen R. Zeff

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Hierarchies for Event-Based Modeling of Geographic Phenomena, Rui Zhang

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Ecological Modeling of American Lobster (Homarus americanus) Population in the Gulf of Maine, Yuying Zhang

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Enhanced Growth of the Scleractinian Coral Porites rus through Elevated Alkalinity, Craig John Zievis

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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MFK Fisher: Food and Feminist Identity, Diane F. Allen

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Biology and Ecology of Larval Lobsters (Homarus americanus): Implications for Population Connectivity and Larval Transport, Eric R. Annis

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Civil War Photographs Considered, Daniel Ashley

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The Economic Impact and Importance of Microbusinesses to the New England Economy, Sibel Atasoy

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Violence as (Masculinist) Epistemic Rhetoric: A Case for Memento, Robert Avery

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Mercy and the Misericord in Late Medieval England, Paulette Elaine Barton

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The Effects of Microprocessor Architecture on Speedup in Distrbuted Memory Supercomputers, Glen L. Beane

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Assessing College Students' Mathematical Disposition, Richard W. Beveridge

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Beauty in Bronzeville, Lori Bird

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Is MWP 1A Real and Could It have Originated in the Northern Hemisphere in Response to Bolling Warming, Sean D. Birkel

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Permeability of Base Material for Maine Roads, Michel Bouchedid

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Quantitative and Qualitative Measures of Activity in Seasonal Affective Disorder, Nina E. Boulard

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Radionuclide Fluxes in Glaciers and Seasonal Snowpack, Daniel James Breton

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Associations Among Stress, Work Overload, Role Conflict, and Self-Efficacy in Maine Principals, Donald A. Buckingham

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Exploring the Role of Public Awareness in Household Response to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: An Averting Behavior Model, Brenna Shawn Byrne