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 2009

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¹ºBe Surface-Exposure Chronology of the Left-Lateral Moraines of the Former Pukaki Glacier Lobe in the Mackenzie Region, South Island, New Zealand, Samuel E. Kelley

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Soil-Site Influences on Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis, L.) Stem Quality and Growth, Jon Kell

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Analysis of Melamine and Cyanuric Acid by Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detection and Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Byungchul Kim

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Microcrystalline Cellulose-Filled Engineering Thermoplastic Composites, Alper Kiziltas

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Effects of Formulated Feeds and Saccharina Latissima on Growth, Gonadal-Somatic Index, and Gonad Color in Grow-Out Stage Green Sea Urchins, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, in Land-Based Echiniculturedroebachiensis, in Land-Based Echiniculture, Ashley Lindsey Kling

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Prey Selection in Gulf of Maine Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) in Relation to Fish Abundance and Fish Mercury Concentrations, Audrey Dianne Kopec

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A High Resolution Record of the Eemian Interglacial and Transition to the Next Glacial Period from Mount Moulton (West Antarctica), Elena Korotkikh

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Biogeochemical Phosphorus Cycling in the Sediments of Shallow Temperate Lakes, Bjorn Anders Lake

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Le Pays de Nulle Part, Danielle Laliberte

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The Increase in Disabled Workers and Healthcare Provider Incentives, Patricia Griffith Lech

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Infraread Spectroscopic Detection of Charged Particles, He Li

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Estimating Minimum Effective Dose in Dose Response Studies, Zezheng Li

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Circadian Wheel-Running Activity During Withdrawal from Chronic Intermittent Ethanol Exposure in Mice, Ryan W. Logan

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The Effects of Blueberry Consumption on Satiety and Glycemic Control, Elijah James Magrane

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Return Migration: A Study of College Graduates Returning to Rural U.S. Homes, Elizabeth D. Mahoney

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Geometric Design Optimization of Brushless Permanent Magnet Motors, Benjamin C. Martin

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Optical Measurement of Strang Geometry and Orientation and Their Influence on Oriented Strand Composite Formation Quality, Victor Gaete- Martinez

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Student Understanding of Error and Variability in Primary Science Communication, Megan McOsker

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Generation of Forest Stand Type Maps Using High-Resolution Digital Imagery, Wilfred Jean-Baptiste Mercier

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Developing Non-lethal Biomarkers to Detect Exposure to Organic Contaminants in Aquatic Habitats, Jennifer Meyers

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Development of a Ligno-Cellulosic Polymeric and Reinforced Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Ryan Harris Mills

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Assessing Impacts of the Aquatic Invaders in Maine (AIM) Workshop on Inquiry Pedagogy and Student Learning, Danielle Miniutti

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Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Discharges on Fish Populations in Three Maine Rivers, Barry F. Mower

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The Effects of Bottom-Tending Mobile Fishing Gear and Fiber-Optic Cable Burial on Soft-Sediment Benthic Community Structure, Mateja Nenadovic

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The Process of Implementing the Western Gulf of Maine Area Closure: The Role and Perception of Fisher's Ecological Knowledge, Mateja Nenadovic

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NRAGE in Branching Morphogenesis of the Developing Murine Kidney, George N. Nikopoulos

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Characterization of a Rocky Intertidal Shore in Acadia National Park: Biodiversity, Impact Experiments, and Implications for Management, David Edward Olson

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Tree Regenration in the Acadian Forest of Central Maine, Matthew G. Olson

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Conserving Vernal Pools at the Local Level: Implementing Best Development Practices in Four New England Towns, Damon B. Oscarson

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Thriving and Elegant, Flourishing and Populous: Falmouth in Casco Bay, 1760 - 1775, Charles P. M. Outwin

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The Influence of Hot Water Extraction on Physical and Mechanical Properties of OSB, Juan Jacobo Paredes Heller

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Redefining Wildness: The Wilderness Idea and Eastern National Forests, 1964-1975, James S. Passanisi

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Exploring the Impact of No Child Left Behind on the Maine Superintendent, Sylvia Pease

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Factors That Influence Implementation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs among Elementary School Counselors in Maine, Elena Perrello

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Post-Glacial Chemical Weathering and Landscape Development at Sargent Mountain Pond, Maine, USA: A Multiscale Investigation, Randall H. Perry

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Community College Student Participation in Undergraduate Research: An Explanatory Case Study for Faculty and Research Mentors, Dana L. Peterson

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Fracture Toughness Investigations of Micro and Nano Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Ultra High Performance Concrete, Sarah June Peters

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Fluid Infiltration and Strain Localization in the Whitestone Anorthosite, Grenville Province, Ontario, Meredith B. Petrie

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Pharmacologic Treatment of Opioid Dependency in Pregnancy: Methadone Versus Buprenorphine and Subsequent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Ursula A. Pritham

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The Relationship between Flexibility and Activities of Daily Living in Community-Dwelling Adults Aged 65 and Older, Wendy Rancourt

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A Drag Estimate for Concept-Stage Ship Design Optimization, Douglas Read

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Characterizing the Distribution of Hydraulic Properties in the Glacial Lake Agassiz Peatlands Using a Three-Dimensional Numerical Model and Regularized Inversion, Joshua L. Rhoades

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Changing Streamflow Patterns in the New England Region: Implications for Ecosystem Services, Water Users and Sustainable Resources Management, Krista Ricupero

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"In Order to Establish Justice": The Nineteenth-Century Woman Suffrage Movements of Maine and New Brunswick, Shannon M. Risk

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The Detection and Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals in Natural Waters, Eric G. Roy

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The Chemistry of Acidic Soils in Humid, Temperate Forested Watersheds with Emphasis on Phosphorus, Aluminum and Iron, Micheal SanClements

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Modeling Ice Streams, Aitbala Sargent

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The Effect of Anxiety Sensitivity and Menstrual Cycle Phase on Psychological and Psychophysiological Reactivity to a Carbon Dioxide Challenge Task, Janell G. Schartel

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Understanding the Greenhouse Effect Using a Computer Model, Lisa Schultz

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Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Snowshoe Hare Density and Relationships to Canada Lynx Occurrence in Northern Maine, Shonene A. Scott

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Chronic Ethanol Modulated Photic and Non-photic Phase Responses in Syrian Hamster and C57BL/6J Inbred Mouse, Joseph A. Seggio

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Design and Testing of a Lateral Field Excited Rate Monitor for Use in Thin Film Deposition Systems, Kristopher Sgambato

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Influences of Past and Future Forest Management on the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Habitat Supply for Canada Lynx and American Martens in Northern Maine, Erin M. Simons

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Determining Constitutive Relationships in Compressible Fibrous Cakes by Dynamic Methods, Gourish Sirdeshpande

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Assessment Profiles of Auditory Processing Disorder and Language Delay: Case Studies of Four Children, Dana Marie Smith

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Development of Theory of Mind from Ages Four to Eight, Rachelle Smith

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Employing Institutional Economics to Explain the Distribution and Success of Maine Lake Associations, Margaret Anderson Snell

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Light-Related Photosynthetic Gene Expression and Enzyme Activity in the Heterokont Alga Vaucheria litorea and Its Symbiotic Partner the Sacoglossan Mollusc Elysia chlorotica, Kara M. Soule

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Characterization of Firn Microstructure Using Scanning Electron Microscopy: Implications for Physical Properties Measurements and Climate Reconstructions, Nicole Spaulding

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Factors Controlling Alewife (Alosa psuedoharengus) Population Abundance among Four Rivers in Mid-Coast Maine, Erin Elizabeth Spencer

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Migratory Urge and gill Na+, K+ -ATPase Activity of Hatchery Reared Atlantic Salmon Smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River Stocks, Maine and Review of Enhancement Programs, Randall C. Spencer

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Design and Testing of an Ultrasonic Torsional Wave Sensing Platform, William Spratt

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Is There a Gap between Educational Theory and Exemplary Teaching Practice?: An Examination of the Practices of Nominees for Maine Teacher of the Year, Monica Lynn Squires

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Caveolin-1A and Caveolin-1B Mediate the Clearance of Snakehead Rhabdovirus Infection, Chad R. Stevens

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Ultrasonic Characterization of Single Crystal Langatate, Blake T. Sturtevant

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Politics and Phenomenology of Embodiment in Adrienne Kennedy, Claudia Rankine, and Nicole Brossard, Mark A. Tabone

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Interactions between Lake Water Quality and Urban Land Cover, Megan L. Tylka

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Lessons From Success: The Experiences of Women Who Completed an Associate Degree While Parenting Children, James L. Vander Hooven

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Qualitative Spatial Reasoning with Holed Regions, Maria Vasardani

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Characterizing the Mechanism of Improved Adhesion of Modified Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Surfaces, Gloria S. Oporto Velásquez

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Microstructural and Chemical Study of Borosilicate Minerals in Pegmatites from the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica, Eva R. Wadoski

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Biological Conversion of Hemicellulose Extract into Value-Added Fuels and Chemicals, Sara Lynn Walton

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Computing Galois Groups over Q, Christian L. Wilson

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Promoting Professional Growth by Meeting Teacher Needs: The Walk-Through as an Approach to Supervision, Donna H. Wolfrom

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Characterizing the Dynamics of Genome Evolution in Tumorigenesis, Yong Woo

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Modeling the Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Peruvian Anchovy (Engraulis ringens) Population Dynamics: Linking Environmental Conditions with Fish, Yi Xu

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Plasticity in Response to Changing Light Environment for Red Spruce and Balsam Fir, Sarah Zazzaro

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Adipose Related Signaling in Syndromic Obesity, Yue Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Students' Understanding of Deriving Properties of a Function's Graph from the Sign Chart of the First Derivative, Karen Diane Abbey

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Can Patterns of Energetic Condition Explain Differences in the Productivity of Arctic and Common Terns at Petit Manan Island, Maine?, Stephen M. Agius

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The Role of the Neonatal FC Receptor (FCRN) in the Transfer of Passive Immunity and Maintenance of Active Autoimmunity, Hana J. Al-Khabbaz

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Evidence from the Maine Light-Duty Vehicle Market: Are Eco-Marketing Campaigns Effective?, Eleanor Santiago Bacani

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Understanding and Implementing Classroom Discussions of Literature: A Case Study of One High School Teacher's Beliefs and Practices Concerning Classroom Discussions, Tanya Neva Baker

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Patterns of Mortality in a Lobster Pound, David Basti

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Effectiveness of the Statewide Deployment and Integration of Advanced Traveler Information Systems, Nathan P. Belz

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Evaluation of Nutritional Risk in Maine's Senior Population with an Emphasis on how Whole Grain Intake Affects Nutritional Status, Julie E. Benoit

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The Effects of Chronically Elevated N and S Deposition on the Nutrition and Physiology of Sugar Maple at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Suzanne Bethers

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The Influences of Breakfast Cereal Composition on Satiety, Megan Elaine Blackmore

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Hardware and Software Solutions for Low Cost Distributed Visualization, Roger Blanchette

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Relative Fitness and Behavioral Compensation of Amphibians in a Managed Forest, Sean Michael Blomquist

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Spectroscopic Analysis of Hemolymph and Hemocyanin for the Development of a Non-Invasive Lobster Vitality Sensor, Jason C. Bolton

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Life-history Characteristics of Crangon septemspinosa and Management Implications, Jennifer Ann Bowdoin

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The JAK2/Y343/STAT 5 Signaling Axis is Required for Erythropoietin - Mediated Protection against Ischemic Injury in Renal Tubular Epithelial Cells, Anne C. Breggia

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Forest Cover Change and Assessment of Drivers of Forest Conversion in Midcoast Maine between 2000 and 2006, Nathan A. Briggs

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On The Stochastic Behavior of Brownian Particles in Potential Wells, as Observed with Optical Traps, Ross Paul Brody

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Hybrid Mulch System: Effects on Crop Production, Economics, Weeds and Soil Quality, Heather D. Bryant

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L'identité et l'altérité dans les programmes et quatre oeuvres didactiques d'histoire du Canada destinés aux écoles secondaires de langue française du Québec : 1955-1967, Paul Franklin Buck

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A Physical Activity Playgroup Intervention with 2-4 Year Old Children and their Parents to Increase Parent Awareness of Childhood Overweight Prevention in a Maine WIC Setting, Anna Yvette Bullett

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A Break from the Norm: Parental Emotion Regulation, Expectancy Violations, and Gender in the Parental Socialization of Sadness Regulation in Childhood, Michael Cassano

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At the Magistrate's Discretion: Sexual Crime and New England Law, 1636-1718, Abby Chandler