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 2004

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Nesting Success as an Indicator of Habitat Quality for Forest Songbirds, Carol Rolfe Foss

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Natural Disturbance in Old-Growth Forests of Northern Maine, USA, Shawn Fraver

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Estimating the Economic Recreational Value of Paracas National Reserve in Ica Peru: A Fair Fee Implementation Approach, Jaqueline Garcia-Yi

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European Fire Ants on Mount Desert Island, Maine: Population Structure, Mechanisms of Competition and Community Impacts of Myrmica Rubra L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Jeffrey Garnas

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The Effects of Physical Activity on Bone Density in Adolescent Females, Beth Gluck

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Experiences of the Stigmatized: Discrimination Likelihood, Stigma Consciousness, Attributions to Prejudice, Coping Strategies and Psychological Well-Being, Jeffrey A. Goodman

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Measuring and Modeling Exposure from Environmental Radiation on Tidal Flats, Travis J. Gould

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Relationships between Potential Rooting Depth, Tree Growth, and White Pine (Pinus Strobus L.) Decline in Southern Maine, Gregory Granger

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Examining the Reversibility of Hypothyroidism and Developmental Changes in HYT/HYT Mice versus BALB/CBYJ Euthyroid Controls, Sarah E. Guilmain

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Generating Linear Orders of Events for Geospatial Domains, Suzannah Hall

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The Use of Chitosan to Preserve and Extend Atlantic Salmon Quality, Melissa D. Hammond

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Investigation of Properties of Polyamido Amine (PAMAM) Dendrimers by Flourescence Spectroscopy, Hongling Han

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"The Paths to be United:" A Postcolonial Critical Retorical Reading of Korean Reunification Rhetoric, Min Wha Han

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Place Needs and Client Outcomes of Wilderness Experience Programs in Maine: A Descriptive-Interpretive Approach, James G. Hannon

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The Effects of Brassica Cover Crops on Weed Dynamics, Erin R. Haramoto

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Interrogating Discourses of Gun Culture in Bowling for Columbine, Michelle Hart

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Nest Success and Chick Survival of Black Terns in Maine: Effects of Predation on Breeding Productivity, Shane R. Heath

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Structuring a Wayfinder's Dynamic and Uncertain Environment, Michael D. Hendricks

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Development and Application of a Bioassay to Characterize the Innate Immune Respone of Zebrafish, Andrea Hermann

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Characterization of the Void Content of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Materials Fabricated by the Composites Pressure Resin Infusion System (COMPRIS), Benjamin J. Herzog

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A Small Discovery, Leonore S. Hildebrandt

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Exercise and the Elderly, Ardelle Hollrock

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Se Dechirer Du Bois de L'Exil: Les Themes D'Ouverture Acadienne Dans L'Oeuvre D'Hermenegilde Chiasson - Breaking out from the Woods of Exile: Themes of Acadian Openness in the Works of Hermenegilde Chiasson, Peter J. Houle

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Alternative Controls for Helicoverpazea on Sweet Corn: Phytotoxicity and Pollination Inhibition from Direct Silk Applications, Tori Lee Jackson

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Climate Variability in West Antarctica Derived from Accumulation and Marine Aerosol Records from ITASE Firn/Ice Cores, Susan Kaspari

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Conservation Genetics of Two Rare Freshwater Mussels: The Tidewater Mucket (Leptodea ochracea) and the Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsils cariosa), Morgan W. Kelly

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NRAGE Regulates Life and Death of Neural Progenitors, Stephen E. Kendall

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Estimation of Standardized Mortality Ratio in Geographic Epidemiology, Anna Kettermann

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Helen Knothe Nearing: A Biography, Margaret O'Neal Killinger

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Gas-liquid Mass Transfer in Oxygen Delignification Systems, Deep Krothapalli

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Examination of Abell Clusters of Galaxies in Local Supercluster Environments, Karl Simon Krughoff

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Patterns of Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Variation Among Anadromous and Freshwater Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) Populations, Kristen Leigh Kuhn

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Among the Tares, Benjamin D. Lareau

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Characterization of an Arsenate-Reducing Bacterium Strain NP4, Isolated from Groundwater in Northport, Maine, Ingrid Nadean Lavine

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Temporal Variability of Satellite-Derived Chlorophyll and Sea Suface Temperature in the California Current, Kasey Legaard

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IR Studies of the Interaction of Surfactants and Polyelectrolytes Adsorbed on TIO2 Particles, Haiyan Li

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Longitudinal Nutrition Risk Assessment of the Elderly, Matthew R. L'Italien

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Development and Light Response of Leaves of Metasequoia and Close Relatives, Xiaochun Li

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Statistical Inference for the Common Mean of Two Independent Log-Normal Distributions and Some Applications in Reliability, Xue Li

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Ceramic Period Adaptations in the Gulf of Maine: Maritime, Terrestrial, and Horticultural Inputs Faunal Analysis of an Armouchiquois Indian Village, Robert J. Lore

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Cruise Tourism in Bar Harbor, Maine: An Analysis of Likelihood of Passenger Return and Passenger Expenditures in Port, Colleen P. Lynch

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Ultrasonic Couplants at Elevated Temperatures, Amala Kishore Mamilla

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Development of Semiochemical-Based Strategies for Management of Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), John W. Martel

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Development of a Nitric Oxide Gas Sensor and Air Quality Projects in a High School Chemistry Classroom, Andrea Lynn Martin

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Development of High Performance Narrow Shear Walls Utilizing FRP Reinforced Sheathing Panels, Keith Allen Martin

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Synthesis and Characterization of Microporous Silica Membranes Fabricated Through Pore Size Reduction of Mesoporous Silica Membranes Using Catalyzed Atomic Layer Deposition, Benjamin A. McCool

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All is Fair, Andrew McDonnell

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Irish Canadians and the Struggle for Irish Independence, 1912-1925: A Study of Ethnic Identity and Cultural Heritage, Robert McLaughlin

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The Weather of 1785: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Meteorological Reconstruction Using Forensic Synoptic Analysis, Louis K. McNally

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Elastic Properties of Sandwich Composite Panels Using 3-D Digital Image Correlation with the Hydromat Test System, Paul Thomas Melrose

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Use of Multi-temporal IKONOS and LANDSAT ETM+ Satellite Imagery to Determine Forest Stand Conditions in Northern Maine, Jacob W. Metzler

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The Women's Folate Study: A Stage-Tailored, Web-Based Intervention for College Women, Julie E. Milan

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Like decorations in a nigger cemetery : the poetic and political adjustments of Wallace Stevens, John R. Millett

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"Warriors of the Working-day" Class in Shakespeare's Second Historical Trilogy, Richard Brooke Morrill

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Context-Specific Preference Learning of One Dimensional Quantitative Geospatial Attributes Using a Neuro-Fuzzy Approach, Georgios Mountrakis

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Effects of Enhanced Nitrogen Deposition on Foliar Chemistry, Gas Exchange, and Forest Growth at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Jose Alexander Elvir Murillo

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The Role of Osteopontin in Vascular Remodeling, Daniel Myers

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Interactions between Seals and Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture in Maine, Marcy Lynn Nelson

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Relationship between Emotional Competence and Metabolic Control in Adolescents with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM), April Erwin Nesin

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An Investigation into the Mechanisms involved in Clam Gonadal Tumorigenisis: Evaluation of an Interaction Between a HECT E3 Ubiquitin-Proten Ligase and the Tumor Suppressor p53, Kristen Elizabeth Olberding

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Effects of Natural Disturbance on Arctic Stream Communities, Stephanie Megan Parker

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The Breeding Ecology and Behavioral Endocrinology of Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria Interpres) in the Eastern Canadian Arctic, Deborah Ellen Perkins

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The Effects of Riparian Timber Management on Amphibians in Western Maine, Dustin Wakefield Perkins

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Reproductive Success and Evaluation of Management Strategies for Least Terns in Maine, Jordan Carol Perkins

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Le role de l'existentialisme sartrien dans le roman "L'arrache coeur"; The role of Sartre's existentialism in the novel "L'arrache coeur", Julie Perrin

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Development of a Viral Disease Model and Analysis of the Innate Immune System in Zebrafish, Danio rerio, Peter E. Phelan III

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The Lived Experience of Exercise for Elders Living in Nursing Home Settings, Ellen M. Pileski

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Polymer Templating in Surfactant Monolayers, Jason S. Poirier

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Development and Evaluation of Wild Blueberry Soy Beverages, Rebecca Margaret Potter

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Infectious Disease Models for the Zebrafish, Meagan E. Pressley

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Older Women/Younger Men: A Look at the Implications of Age Heterogamy in Marriage, Nichole R. Proulx-King

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An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation fo Axially Symmetric Wave Propagation In Thick Cylindrical Waveguides, Anthony Puckett

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Nine New Poets: An Anthology by Arlo Quint, Arlo Quint

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Treatment Acceptability of a Well-Established Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder in a Passamaqyoddy Community, Elizabeth Ranslow

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The Blaine Amendment and the Legislation it Engendered: Nativism and Civil Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century, Margery Read

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A Developmental Investigation of Preschoolers' Delay Ability: The Contributions of Age, Gender, Intelligence, and Socioeconomic Status, Peter Reavey

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Creating the World of the Táin through the Remscéla: Prologemena to Reading, Kay Lynn Retzlaff

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The Prescribing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Nurse Practitioners in Maine towards Benzodiazepines, Michael L. Rizzo

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Paleoethnobotany at Stix and Leaves Pueblo (Site 5MT 11555), Colorado, Trisha Rude

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Television newsmagazines and the audience: a textual analysis and audience survey, Kendra Rudolph

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Phonological Neighborhood Analysis of Young Children's Productive Vocabularies, Lori Sawlivich

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We Feed Off Each Other: A Study of Bulemic Women's Personal Narratives as Performances of Identity From a Feminist Perspective, Julie-Ann Scott

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Seepage Lake Chemistry as an Indicator of Climate Change, Emily M. Seger

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On Non-Linear Principal Component Analysis for Process Monitoring, Kamal Majed Shannak

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The Church Music Program: The Effect of Moving from Performance-based to Education-based Emphasis in a Church Music Program, Ronald Glynn Sherwin

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The Leveling of Coating Layers, Jae Young Shin

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Isolationism on the Road to Damascus: Mass Media and Political Conversion in Rural Western Michigan, Peter Simons

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After Frank, Jennifer Love Simpson

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Computational Intelligence Approaches to Ocean Color Inversion, Wayne Homer Slade Jr.

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Fire Ecology in the Acadian Spruce-Fir Region and Vegetation Dynamics Following the Baxter Park Fire of 1977, Erin D. Small

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Retrieval of Oceanic and Physiological Parameters Using Computational Intelligence, Silva Srirangam

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Adolescent Emotional Development: Relations Among Shame- and Guilt-Proneness, Emotion Regulation, and Psychopathology, Sheri Dawn Stegall

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I: Using InterChemnet to Promote Active Learning Curriculum Development Cycles II: Redox Properties of Gold Phosphine Thiolate Complexes, Barbara Stewart

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Effects of Harvest Gaps and Natural Canopy Gaps on Amphibians within a Northeastern Forest, Carol Strojny

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Use of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 8000 for Rapid Screening of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L) Genotypes for Water Stress Tolerance, Usman Kris Joko Suharjo

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A Communication Approach to Mimesis and Gender Performance: What Difference does Difference make in the NBA?, Eric T. Sullivan

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Women's Satisfaction with their Childbirth Experiences: What Influenced Their Satisfaction and What They Wish They Had Been Told, Kara Sylvester

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Development and Evaluation of New Wild Blueberry and Soy Frozen Dessert, Yeah Hoong Teh

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Statistical Inference for the Risk Ratio in 2x2 Binomial Trials with Stuctural Zero, Suzhong Tian

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Factors Affecting Raw Material Inventory Management in the Northeastern United States Pulp and Paper Industry, Kevin Michael Todd