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 2007

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Using Online Data to Teach Science Skills to Middle School Students, Medea Hoeschen Steinman

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Possible Limits to Range Expansion for Non-native Asian Shore Crabs in Maine: A Biogeographic-thermogeographic Approach, Elizabeth Stephenson

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Seasonal Variations of Pavement Layer Moduli Determined Using In Situ Measurements of Pavement Stress and Strain, Lauren J. Swett

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The Study of Coating and Ink Penetration into Coating Structures Using a Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope, John Tefft

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Changes in the Quebec Maple Syrup Industry and Economic Implications for Maine and the US, Veronique Theriault

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Static and Fatigue Fracture Characterization of Primary and Secondary Bonded Woven E-Glass Composites, Elisabeth Gabrielle Thibodeau

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Madame de Rambouillet's Chambre Bleue [Blue Room]: Birthplace of Salon Culture, Jane Rather Thiebaud

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Is There an Association between Anxiety and Stuttering in Adults?, Kasey L. Thomas

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Effects of Forest Management on Click Beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Assemblages in the Acadian Forest of Maine, Shelly L. Thomas

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Monitoring Overweight Adults Participating in an Interactive Web-Based Intervention Designed to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Management, Jamie Ann Thompson

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The Role of Sprouty2 in Breast Cancer Tumorigenises, Jessica L. Toher

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Synthesizing Antifungal Agents, Linh N. Tran

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Estimation of Ocean Water Chlorophyll-A Concentration Using Fuzzy C-Means Clustering and Artificial Neural Networks, Kevin Michael Turner

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Paper-based Biochemical and Chemical Amplification Techniques for Bio-detection, Mathias C. Uvieghara

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Computer Simulations of Water and Methanol in Carbon Nanotube, Aparna Waghe

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A Late Holocene Reconstruction of Ocean Climate Variability in the Gulf of Maine, USA, Based on Calibrated Isotope Records and Growth Histories from the Long-lived Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica L.), Alan D. Wanamaker

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Substrate Availability and Regeneration Microsites of Tolerant Conifers in Mixed-species Stands in Maine, Jamie K. Weaver

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Isn't That What I Needed Never?, Robert Ryan Weibush

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College Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Based on Victim/Perpetrator Sex, Joseph David Wellman

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The Relationships between Energetic Condition, Immune System Cellular Components, Testosterone Corticosterone, and Hemoparasites in Breeding Birds, Sarah A. Wilder

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New Statistical Methods to Get the Fractal Dimension of Bright Galaxies Distribution from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data, Yongfeng Wu

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Misrepair of Particulate Chromium(VI)-Induced DNA Double Strand Breaks Leads to Neoplastic Transformation, Hong Xie

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Agent-Based Modeling with Classifier System: A New Modeling Tool to Investigate the Dynamics of Social/Ecological Systems with Particular Reference to the Maine Lobster Fishery, Liyin Yan

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Computer Simulations of Water in Nonpolar Cavities and Proteins, Hao Yin

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Synthesis and Characterization of Zr1-xSixN Thin Film Materials, Xuefei Zhang

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A Micro Fabricated Gas-FE Sensor Using SMO Films, Guixiong Zhong

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Low Noise Offset Operational Amplifier for Nanopore-based Gene Sequencer, Zhineng Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A Physiological Examination of the Age-related Decline in Photosynthesis in Picea rubens, Stephanie L. Adams

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Distribution, Relative Abundance, and Diet of the Sand Shrimp (Crangon septemspinosa Say) in the Sheepscot, Kennebec, and Damariscotta River Estuaries, Maine, Jennifer Lyn Albright

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"Keeping House": The Hidden Economy of Maine Coastal Women, 1850-1900, Nancy Payne Alexander

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The Relationship Among Resilience, Forgiveness, and Anger Expression in Adolescents, Mauren A. Anderson

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Characterization of a Putative Palmitoyltransferase in Dictyostelium discoideum, Christopher David Bahl

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Clara-An Elsewhere, Travis G. Baker

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Environmental Conflict and Collaboration: A Qualitative Analysis of Large-scale Conservation Planning in Maine's Northern Forest, Elizabeth Dennis Baldwin

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Blues Story: Narratives of Cultural Identity, N. Eugene Baquet

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Wild Blueberry Consumption and Risks for Cardiovascular Disease, Ann Elizabeth Barker

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The Effects of Implementing an Interactive Student Response System in a College Algebra Classroom, Dina L. Blodgett

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Life on Marr's; Historical Archaeology on Marr's Island, Georgetown, Maine, Anthony M. Booth

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The Effects of Serotonin on the Courtship Behavior of Drosophilia melanogaster, Nicholas James Brandmeir

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The AKS Class of Primality Tests: A Proof of Correctness and Parallel Implementation, Justin S. Bronder

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No Longer an Island: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge, Jessica Brophy

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Nearshore Sedimentary Pathways and Their Social Implications, Saco Bay, Maine, Laura Lee Brothers

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Multi-scale and Multi-species Interaction Strength of Damselfishes on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Jeanne B. Brown

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Thermal and Mechanical effects of a Shallow Asthenosphere in the Acadian Orogen: An Investigation through Numerical Modeling, Lucy E. Brown

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My Parents Divorced While I was in College: The Effects of Parental Divorce on College Students, Jessica L. Bulduc

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Forest Disturbance History and Stand Dynamics of the Coweeta Basin, Western North Carolina, Sarah Marie Butler

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Use of Inbred Strains of Mice to Study the Genetics and Biology of Sperm Function, Shannon L. Byers

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The Effect of Diet and Fatty Acid Composition on Egg Quality and Other Reproductive Performance Measurements of Captive Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), James Raymond Cameron

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Evolutionary Analysis of Duplicate Mannose-6-Phosphate Isomerase (MPI) Loci in the Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis, Jay A. Caponera

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The Processing of Affective Information among Shy Children and Aggressive Children, Dina M. Casey

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The Impact of Stigma on the Self-care Behaviors of HIV-positive Gay Men : Striving for Normalcy, Christian Thomas Chenard

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Semi-global Analysis of the Early Cold Stress Response Transcriptome of Developing Seedlings of Rice (Oryzasativa L.,japonica), Chen Cheng

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Betweenness Unveiled: Poetry as a Connective Force, Wilson Clement

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CO2 Pyrolysis and Gasification of Kraft Black Liquor Char, T. Sean Connolly

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Purchasing Patterns of Maine Senior Farmshare Participants, Krista Connor

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Structure-function Analysis of NRAGE: A Protein Involved in Developmental Neural Apoptosis, Rebecca Cowling

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The cacophony Gene and Repetitive-pattern Phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster, Allison Jeanne Cox

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"Tastes Like Home": Women Performing Immigrant Identity through Food, Sarah D. Crossman

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Evaluation of Chemical and Photochemical Oxidation Processes for Postharvest Processing of Lowbush Blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium), Kristi Michele Crowe

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Regeneration Strategies of Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii DC.) in Coastal Forests of Maine, Jennifer D'Appollonio

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Paraphernalia: Four Poems in Seven Drafts, Kevin Davies

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A Patchwork Web, Erin Davis

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Rural Community Attitudes Towards Tourism, Jonathan Hugh Devine

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Using Stream Chemistry to Evaluate Experimental Acidification and Natural Recovery in the Paired Catchments at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Melinda S. Diehl

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Effect of Dietary Soybean Meal and its Components on the Quality of Rainbow Trout Fillets: Isoflavone Deposition and Lipid Oxidative Status, Natasha D'Souza

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"All for Health for All": The Local Dynamics of Rural Public Health in Maine, 1885-1950, Martha Anne Eastman

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A Rhetorical Criticism: Bill Clinton's A Man from Hope; Bringing Together Myth, Identification and Civic Engagement, Benjamin M. Erickson

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Temporality, Subjectivity, and the Gaze in the Early Writings of Mina Loy, Monica Elizabeth Fauble

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Crystallizing Social Consciousness toward Social Justice Development among Adolescents: An Autoethnography of the Diversity Coalition Facilitator, Dorothy D. Foote

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Resurrecting a River and its People: An Environmental History of the Penobscot River and the Contemporary Efforts to Facilitate Environmental Change on the Penobscot River, Katherine L. Frederick

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The Temporal and Spatial Relationship Between Phosphorus and Nitrogen Concentrations, Algal Growth, and Nutrient Sources in the Meduxnekeag River Watershed, Elizabeth A. Fretwell

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Multi-scalar Responses of Forest Carnivores to Habitat and Spatial Pattern: Case Studies with Canada Lynx and American Martens, Angela K. Fuller

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Characterization of the Endotoxin Response in Zebrafish, and Synthesis of a Snakehead Rhabdovirus Expressing Red Fluorescent or Green Fluorescent Protein, Gregory M. Giasson

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Long-term Changes in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Distribution in Taunton Bay, ME: A Quantitative Analysis of Population Decline over the Last Half Century, Tara Mae Goodrich

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Contrasting Chemical Response to Experimental Acidification of Five Acid-sensitive Streams, Heather Vanessa Goss

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A Spatial Anaylsis of Passenger Vehicle Attributes, Environmental Impact and Policy, Gregory M. Gould

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Yellow Tree: A Distributed Main-memory Spatial Index Structure for Moving Objects, Hariharan Gowrisankar

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"Plagues of the New World Order": Technology and Political Alternatives in William Gibson's Neuromancer, Brent Griffin

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The Rheologic Evolution of the Middle Crust During Prograde Metamorphism: Implications for the Geodynamic Evolution of Convergent Orogens, Wesley Glen Groome

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Radon in Ground Water: A Study of the Measurement and Release of Waterborne Radon and Modeling of Radon Variation in Bedrock Wells, Vincente E. Guiseppe

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Vitamin C and Glycoalkaloids in Organically Grown Potatoes of Novel Varieties, Kelly Guthrie

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Surface Modification of Pigments and its Role in Offset Ink Setting, Wei Gu

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A Durability and Utility Analysis of EFPI Fiber Optic Strain Sensors Embedded in Composite Materials for Structural Health Monitoring, Adam Benjamin Haskell

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Molecular Mechanisms of Notch Signaling Governing Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation, Matthew C. Havrda

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Personal Privacy Protection within Pervasive RFID Environments, Eeva Kaarina Hedefine

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Oxidation of Arsenite Via Chelator-mediated Fenton Systems, Michelle Hershey

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Preventing Generalized Anxiety Disorder in an At-risk Sample of College Students: A Brief Cognitive-behavioral Approach, Diana M. Higgins

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The Prevalence of Voice Disorders in University Teaching Faculty, Kristen P. Higgins

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State of Maine forester licensure program and policy review, Stephen F. Holt

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Remote Sensing and Data Collection in a Marine Science Application, Isaac Abraham Horn

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Between Reality and Fantasy: Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier and Harriet Hume, Yi Huang

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Chemical Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter: Competitive Effects on Phosphorus Sorption to Minerals, James Hunt

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Organic Carbon in the Subaqueous Soils of a Mesotidal Maine Estuary: An Investigation of Quantity and Source, Jennifer L. Jespersen

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Monitoring, Assessment, and Management of the Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) Fishery in Maine, Kate Jones

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Determining Environmental Drivers of Fish Community Structure along the Coast of Maine, Adrian Jordaan

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Truth Letters, Megan London Jovanelli

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Structural Testing and Analysis of Hybrid Composite/Metal Joints for High-Speed Marine Structures, Jean Paul Kabche

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Structural Design of Hollow Extruded WPC Sheet Piling, Melissa Kahl

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Relationship between Balsam woolly adelgid Damage, Radial Growth, Climate and Stand Characteristics in Eastern Maine, Allison M. Kanoti

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Archaeological Geology and Postglacial Development of the Central Penobscot River Valley, Maine, USA, Alice Repsher Kelley