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 2006

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The Effects of Experimental Acidification on Understory Plant Communities at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Peter H. Kenlan

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Bloodlines: A Novel, Peggy Sue Killian

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Measuring Student Understanding of Density, with Geological Applications, Emily L. Klingler

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Identification of Fish Hosts for Wild Populations of Rare Freshwater Mussels (Lampsilis cariosa and Leptodea Ochracea) Using a Molecular DNA Key, Stephen C. Kneeland

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An Investigation into the Change in the Van Hiele Levels of Understanding Geometry of Pre-service Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Kathleen Chesley Knight

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Youth Culture and Identity: A Phenomenology of Hardcore, Brian J. Kochan

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Spatial and Temporal Changes in Stream Chemistry at Three Watersheds During High Discharge Episodes, Mollie Kate Laird

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Test Anxiety: A Test of Attentional Bias, Darla Jane Lawson

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Late Quaternary Sea-Level Lowstand Environments and Chronology of Outer Saco Bay, Maine, Kristen M. Lee

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Using Analogical Models in Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Courses to Improve Student Understanding of Beer's Law, Matthew Leland

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Communication in Women's Weblogs: Narrative, Connection, and Identity, Amy LeMoine

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A Geochemical, Isotopic, and Petrologic Study of a Watershed with Arsenic-enriched Ground Water in Northport, Maine, Gail Elizabeth Lipfert

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Risk and Protective Factors of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Crisis Counselors, Catherine J. Lounsbury

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GC/FT-ICR Mass Spectral Analysis of Complex Mixtures: A Multidimensional Approach for Online Gas Phase Basicity Measurements, Zhaohui Luo

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High Speed ROM for Direct Digital Synthesizer Applications in Indium Phosphide DHBT Technology, Sanjeev Manandhar

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Selective Biomolecular Layers for Surface-associated Rolling Circle Amplification, Erik L. McCarthy

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Evaluating Effects of Fire Management Policy on Vegetation Communities in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, Jon T. McCloskey

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Concentrations of Cadmium in Common Moose Browse in Maine, Chandra J. McGee

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Employed Mothers: Understanding Role Balance, Role Overload and Coping, Willow McVeigh

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Structural, Temporal and Metamorphic Evolution of the Main Mártir Thrust, Baja California, México, Erwin Adriaan Melis

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New Job, New School System, Now What? An Examination of the Socialization Experiences of Curriculum Directors in Maine, Catherine Anne Menard

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Dimensions of Non-violent Couple Conflict: A Look at Joint Leisure and Relationship Satisfaction, Lori Michaud

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Phenotypic Divergence of Indigenous and Translocated Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) Populations in Maine, Wendy K. Michaud

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UV/Ozone Cleaning Studies of AFM Force Sensor Tips, Nicoleta D. Mihai

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The Geoarchaeological Setting of the Sebasticook Lake Fish Weir Newport, Maine, Christopher Evan Miller

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Arboreal Arthropod Associations with Epiphytes and the Effects of Gap Harvesting in the Acadian Forest of Central Maine, Kathryn M. Miller

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Production of Ethanol from Hardwood, Jay Mitchell

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An Analysis of the Morphological Variability between French Ceramics from Seventeenth-century Archaeological Sites in New France, Kevin Mock

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Investigating how Students Think About and Learn Quantum Physics: An Example from Tunneling, Jeffrey Todd Morgan

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The Effect of Static and Dynamic Spatially Structured Disturbances on a Locally Dispersing Population Model, Benjamin R. Morin

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Tourism Stakeholders Envision a Sustainable Path: Strengthening Maine's No. 1 Industry through the Blaine House Conference Recommendations, Elizabeth Munding

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Sprouty Regulation of Tyrosine Kinase Signal Transduction is Governed by Tyrosine Phosphorylation: A Functional Role for Sprouty2 N- and C- Terminal Tyrosines, Robert J. Nadeau

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Production of Stewartia pseudocamellia Maxim, Ajay Nair

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Characterization of the Zebrafish Innate Immune System in Response to the Environmental Toxicant, Arsenic, Akshata Nayak

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Semantic Similarity of Spatial Scenes, Konstantinos A. Nedas

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Effect of a Concentrated In-service Elementary Teacher Force and Motion Workshop, David Nelson

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The Effects of Shoreline Development on Lake Littoral and Riparian Habitats: Are Shoreline Protection Regulations Enough?, Kirsten L. Ness

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Distribution and Diversity of Bacterial Chemolithotrophs in Marine and Freshwater Sediments, Lisa M. Nigro

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Queer Performativity and Chaucer's Pardoner, Taryn Louise Norman

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An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Physics First in Maine, Michael James O'Brien

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Electronic Access to Courtrooms: Television as an Educational Socializing Agent on the Judiciary, Jessica Ossinger

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Coastal Sediment and Fish Biosolids Remediation Using a Microbial Fuel Cell, Eric George Para

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An Exploration of Educators' Perceptions Concerning the Multicultural Education of Students in New England Physical Therapist Programs, Suzanne Parish Gordon

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Configured Visibility in 'Elizabeth I as Europa': The Queen's Represented Body in Context of the Geographical Imagination, Heather Marie Parsons

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Fishing a Borderless Sea: Environmental Territorialism in the North Atlantic, 1818-1910, Brian Joseph Payne

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Wind Damage in Maine Forests: Trends and Vulnerability Assessment, Thomas Perry

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Geoarchaeological Investigations of the Waynuna Site and the Alca Obsidian Source, Peru, Kurt Rademaker

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Development, Assessment, and Management of a Potential Directed Fishery for Jonah Crab, (Cancer borealis), in the Near Shore Gulf of Maine, Kathleen M. Reardon

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Effects of Harvesting on Nutrient Cycling, Red Spruce Radial Growth, and Dendrochemistry 30 Years after Harvesting in Northern Maine, USA, Andrew B. Reinmann

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Ecological relationships among partial harvesting, vegetation, snowshoe hares, and Canada lynx in Maine, Laura Robinson

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Motivators and Barriers to Maintaining Healthy Weight in Young Adult College Males, Jennifer L. Roy

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An Application of Landscape Design to Student Academic Success, Roger A. Roy

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Evaluation of Nutrition Risk and Body Mass Index in Maine Seniors, Suzanna R. Rozario

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Diel and Tidal Rhythms of Emercenge Events Based on Acousitc Observations in a Shallow Estuary, Mei Sato

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Dynamics of Forest Structure under Different Silvicultural Regimes in the Acadian Forest, Michael R. Saunders

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A Study of the Heterometallic d10 Interaction and the Effect of Light and Solvent on Silver Doped Faujasite, Brian Kent Schaefer

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Oxalate Production and Cation Translocation during Wood Biodegredation by Fungi, Jonathan S. Schilling

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The Effects of Kaolin Particle Film on the Viburnum Leaf Beetle During Container Production of Viburnum Dentatum under Different Levels of Applied Nitrogen, Hillary S. Schultz

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Invitro Study of Fenton Reaction Occurring in Brown Rot Fungus Gloeophyllum trabeum, Satyavan Singh

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Physical and behavioral development of nursing harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) pups in Maine, John P. Skinner

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A Footpath through Time and Space: The Emergence of Trail Culture along the Appalachian and Sierra Nevada Ranges, 1876-1916, Abigail A. Smith

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Roles of Students and Instructors in a Pilot Computer-based College Algebra Course, Karen Hope Snyder

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Object Tracking in Distributed Video Networks Using Multi-Dimentional Signatures, Sabeshan Srinivasan

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Characterizing Solute Transport Processes in Peat through Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulation, Nathan A. Stevens

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Performance of Insulated Shallow Cross Pipes in a Cold Region, Michael A. St. Pierre

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Toll-Like Receptor Signaling in the Zebrafish, Danio rerio: Evidence of Evolving Function, Con Sullivan

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Temporal and Spatial Variability of Phytoplankton Biomass in the Damariscotta River Estuary, Maine, USA, Brian P. Thompson

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Hexazinone Use on Maine's Blueberry Growing Regions: Environmental Impacts to Surface Water and Groundwater from 1983-2005, Teresa E. Thornton

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Agents of Change and 'The Art of Right Living: How Home Economists Influenced Post World War II Consumerism, Karen Dodge Tolstrup

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Buried FRP-Concrete Arches, Josh Tomblin

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Assessment and Modification of an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Lesson on Astronomical Time-keeping, Adrienne Traxler

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Cloning and Immunolocalization of G Proteins in the Spionid Polychaete Dipolydora quadrilobata, Marlene S. Tsie

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Principal and Teacher Relationships and Teacher Job Satisfaction, Jeanna M. Tuell

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Experimental Test Methods for Inflatable Fabric Beams, Adam William Turner

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High-Speed Digital and Mixed-Signal Components for X– and KU–Band Direct Digital Synthesizers in Indium Phosphide DHBT Technology, Steven Eugene Turner

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Engineering Calpastatin to Develop a Sensor to Detect Active Calpain, Lisa M. Vanhooser

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The Effect of Mandatory Continuing Education on Practice Quality and Competency of Professional Land Surveyors, Anthony Richard Vannozzi

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Larval Recruitment of Mya arenaria L. (Softshell Clams) in Eastern and Southern Maine, Tracy Nason Vassiliev

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Length of Residency and the Importance of Environmental Amenities to Residential Location Decisions, Judith Ellen Walker

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Fish Hosts and Demographics and Lampsilis cariosa and Leptodea ochracea, Two Threatened Freshwater Mussels in Maine, Philip C. Wick

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Phenotypic and Genetic Variation within and among Seven Populations (Six Endangered) of Maine Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar, Nathan F. Wilke

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Sources and Deposition Processes Linking Atmospheric Chemistry and Firn Records from Four Glacier Accumulation Zones in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Bruce R. Williamson

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Derivation of Change from Sequences of Snapshots, Dominik Wilmsen

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Ecogeomorphology of Salt Pools of the Webhannet Estuary, Wells, Maine, U.S.A., Kristin R. Wilson

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Modeling Large Whale Entanglement Injuries: An Experimental Analysis of the Influence of Tissue Compliance, Line Tension, and Draw-Length on Epidermal Abrasion Resistance, Jeremy Paul Winn

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Locomotory Strategies, Dive Dynamics, and Functional Morphology of the Mysticetes: Using Morphometrics, Osteology, and DTAG Data to Compare Swim Performance in Four Species of Baleen Whales, Becky Woodward

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Vascular Morphometry of the Retina in Antarctic Fishes is Dependent upon the Level of Hemoglobin in Circulation, Jody M. Wujcik

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A New Little Blue and Other Stories, Eric York

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Development of Extruded Wild Blueberry Confection, Sara Abdulmajeed Aldaous

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The Fallen Woman, Nineteenth Century Media, and the Contagious Diseases Acts, Sarah M. Angell

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Implications of Spatial Autocorrelation and Dispersal for the Modeling of Species Distributions, Volker Bahn

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Preparing for Oil Spill Impacts on Recreational Usage: A Greater Portland and Casco Bay, Maine Case Study, Tanya Dawn Baker

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Mercury Bioaccumulation and Habitat Relations of Lotic and Lentic Amphibians from Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, Michael S. Bank

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Assessment of Water Penetration Resistance of Coatings on Wood by Droplet Dynamics Analysis, Diogo Baptista

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The Rise and Fall of the Maine Sea Urchin Industry: A Failure of Management and Institutions?, Benjamin Baron-Taltre

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Investigation of Langasite Pure Shear Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave Biosensors, Eric Jon Berkenpas

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Race-O-Rama: A Philosophical Look at Race and Stereotypes in Pop Culture, Michelle M.E. Bernard

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Antimicrobial Effects of Blueberry Products Against Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Liquid Medium and in Ground Beef, Bethany A. Bernier

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Streaming Tales, Alexandre Berthier

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Host-Pathogen Interactions between Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and the Bacterial Agent of Juvenile Oyster Disease (Roseovarius crassostreae), Cynthia Boardman