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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"Witchcraft" and Other Stories, Tabitha Nichole Turri

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The Effect of Deborah Number and Aspect Ratio on the Film Casting of LLDPE Melts, Mathias N. Uvieghara

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Computer Simulations of Partially Confined Water, Subramanian Vaitheeswaran

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Ultrasonic Evaluation of Defects and Moisture Content of Lumber, Hermanus H. van Dyk

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Confidence Measure for DNA Base Calling Using a Fuzzy System, Rency Susan Varghese

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Using Linear Features for Aerial Image Sequence Mosaiking, Caixia Wang

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A Method to Quantify the Uncertainties Associated with Semi-Analytic Algorithm for Inversion of Ocean Color, Peng Wang

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Lake-Level Fluctuations in the Fryxell Basin, Eastern Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Thomas E. Whittaker

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Evaluation of a Constructed Dry Swale for Treatment of Stormwater Runoff, Laura R. WIlson

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Fathers' Involvement in their Young Children's Everyday Life: A Look at Father's Involvement in his Preschool Child's Physical, Social, Cognitive, and Emotional Development, Elena R. Yanakieva

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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My Mother Could Send up the Most Powerful Prayer: The Role of African American Slave Women in Evangelical Christianity, Sherry L. Abbott

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The Use of Acoustics to Resolve Nightly Excursions of Hyperbenthos, Heather U. Abello

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Scenic Design for Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps, David Adkins

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A Comparison Study of Children's Cognitive Understanding of Conception and Birth: England, Sweden and the United States, Carie Jo Ahigrim

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Molecular Characterization of Zebrafish Interferon, MX, and MX Promoter, Stephen Altmann

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Dioxin Alters Human Low-Density and Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Structure with Evidence for Specific Quenching of TRP-48 in Apolipoprotein C-H, Eric Arehart

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Antioxidant Assessment in Western Maine Elderly Women Following 30 Days of Wild Blueberry Consumption, John David Bagnulo

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Active Vibration Suppression of Smart Structures Using Piezoelectric Shear Actuators, Brian P. Baillargeon

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Perceived Attributes to the Development of a Positive Self-concept from the Experiences of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities, Charles P. Bernacchio

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Profiling Employees Participation in Employer Sponsored Fitness Programs in Maine, Wendy-Jo Berube

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User Controlled Privacy Protection in Location-Based Services, Anuket Bhaduri

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An Analysis of Air Pollution from Recreational Vehicle Use in Maine, Erin R. Bock

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Development of an FRP Reinforced Hardwood Glulam Guardrail, Joshua Keith Botting

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Effects of Biological Control and a Ryegrass Rotation on Rhizoctonia Disease of Potato, Marin Talbot Brewer

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Vaccines for Infection Salmon Anemia Virus, Nathan Edward Charles Brown

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Why does He Hit Her? Content Analysis of Protection from Abuse Orders, Robin Y. Brown

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The Use of Polyphosphates to Maintain Yield and Quality of Whole Cooked, Cryogenically Frozen Lobster (Homarus americanus) and the Use of Sorbitol and Tocopherol to Maintain Quality of Whole Cooked, Cryogenically Frozen Crab (Cancer irroratus), Beth Louise Calder

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Through their eyes: five Maine principals explore their learning about leadership, Anita M. Campbell

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"The army isn't all work": Physical culture in the evolution of the British army, 1860-1920, James Dunbar Campbell

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An Engineering, Economic, and Political Approach to Beach Erosion Mitigation and Harbor Development: A Review of the Beach Communities of Camp Ellis, Maine, Wells, Maine, and Cape May, New Jersey, Edmund Cervone

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Effects of Nitrogen Deposition and Flow Permanence on Stream Organic Matter Dynamics, Michael Andrew Joseph Chadwick

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New England Genealogies: The Life and Writings of Mary Ellen Chase, William Orin Chesley

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A Descriptive Study: Selection and Use of Art Mediums by Sexually Abused Adults: Implications in Counseling and Art Psychotherapy, Frances Harlow Clukey

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Simulation of the Variability in Microelectronic Capacitors having Polycrystalline Dielectrics with Columnar Microstructure, jesse Cousins

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Liminality in Popular Fiction, Adam Crowley

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Pond-Breeding Amphibian Species Distributions in a Beaver-Modified Landscape, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine, Jesse Cunningham

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Language in Social Contexts: An Examination of the Effects of the Linguistic Intergroup Bias on Social Categorization and Interpersonal Behavior, Virginia Ann Cylke

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Mentoring Relationships for the New Graduate Assistant: The Role of Communication Apprehension and Information Seeking Strategies, Sara Cyr

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Long-Term Effects of Herbicide and Precommercial Thinning Treatments on Species Composition, Stand Structure, and Net Present Value in Spruce-Fir Stands in Maine: The Austin Pond Study, R. Howard Daggett

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Cloning of Bovine Placental Lactogen and Production in Vitro, Stephanie A. Doucette

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Effects of Frost Heave on a Soil Nail Wall in Brunswick, Maine, Sandra McRae Duchesne

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Effects of Strand Geometry on Selected Properties of Long-Stand Structural Composite Lumber Made from Northeastern Hardwoods, Russell Edgar

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An Exploratory Look at an Evolving Tourism Industry: Maine's Nature-based Tourism Industry in Transition, Marc Edwards

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Measuring the Adhesive Bond Quality of Vinyl Ester-Glass Composites on Novolak HMR Treated Wood, Leopold Eisenheld

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Query-by-Pointing: Algorithms and Pointing Error Compensation, Farhan Faisal

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Ten Years of Change in Beech Stand in North Central Maine Long Affected with Beech Bark Disease, Amanda Farrar

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An Egocentric Spatial Data Model for Intelligent Mobile Geographic Information Systems, Christopher E. Frank

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Renormalization-group Studies of Three Model Systems Far from Equilibrium, Ivan T. Georgiev

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Specific Dynamic Action, Growth and Development in Larval Atlantic Cod, Gadus Morhua, Jessica A. Geubtner

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Friendship Formation and Maintenance: Examining Friendship Patterns of Homosexual Men and Heterosexual Women in Close Relationships, Amanda G. Goodwin

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Population Dynamics and Spatial Analysis of the Maine Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) fishery, Robert C. Grabowski

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Can Dairy Manure be Profitably Composted in Maine?, Anne Grant

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Evaluating Attitudes of Obesity and their Change Processes among Student Teachers and School Teachers on the World Wide Web Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model, Anne L. Hague

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Planning for a Healthier Birth and Beyond: Strategies Women Use to Manage Gestational Diabetes, Lois C. Hamel

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Scope for Activity, Specific Dynamic Action and Growth in Early Juvenile Stages of Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua, Sorren Lund Hansen

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Effects of Small-gap Timber Harvests on Songbird Community Composition and Site-fidelity, Mitschka John Hartley

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A Surface Acoustic Wave Mercury Vapor Sensor, Reichl B. Haskell

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Stories of Canada: National Identity in Late-Nineteenth-Century English-Canadian Fiction, Elizabeth Hedler

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Physical Testing Characteristics and Technical Event Performance of Junior Alpine Ski Racers, David Heikkinen

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Effects of Precommercial Thinning on Snowshoe Hares, Small Mammals, and Forest Structure in Northern Maine, Jessica A. Homyack

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Fatigue and Fracture of the FRP-Wood Interface: Experimental Characterization and Performance Limits, Yong Hong

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Petrology of the Deer Isle Pluton, Coastal Maine: A Complex Mixed Magma System, Benjamin Patrick Hooks

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Actors without an Audience? Performance Analysis of the "Borderlands" Live Action Role Playing Epic, Shelley Wind Hooper

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The Phenomenological Self in the Works of Jerzy Kosinski, Tracy Allen Houston

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Molecular Padlock Assay of Crude Plant Leaf Extracts for Detection of Listeria Monocytogenes, Allison L. Hurlburt

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Indonesian Postcards, John J. Hyland

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Viscoelastic Roll Coating Flows, Mitchell A. Johnson

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Lessons from Ellen: A Case Study Investigation of Comprehension Strategy Instruction in Action, Suzanne Kaback

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The Characteristics that Control the Stability of Eroding Coastal Bluffs in Maine, Corinn C. Keblinsky

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Crevassing and Calving of Glacial Ice, James Patrick Kenneally

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The Psychological Correlates of Asymmetric Cerebral Activation, Lisle R. Kingery

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Migration of University of Maine 2002 Graduates, Ewa Jadwiga Kleczyk

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Susceptibility of Adult Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa Decemlineata) to the Fungal Entomopathogen Beauveria Bassiana, Ellen Klinger

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Hazardous Beach-System Development in Maine and Some Outcomes of the Sand Dune Rules, Julia M. Knisel

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Hydroperiod of Wetlands and Reproduction in Wood Frogs (Rana sylvatica) and Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum), Mary Beth Kolozsvary

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The Use of Semipermeable Membrane Devices (SPMDS) for Monitoring Dioxin Levels in Maine Rivers, Bjorn Anders Lake

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Refractions, Linwood R. Lancaster

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Factors Influencing Grade Six Students' Perceptions of Teachers, Susan Smith LaPlante

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Future of South Korean National Parks -- A Delphi Study, Byung-kyu Lee

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Mechanistic Studies of the Oxidation of Lignin and Cellulose Models, Oh-Kyu Lee

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Jacques Poulin et le Nouveau Roman de Tendre: (Jacques Poulin and the New Tender Novel), Cynthia Currie Lees

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The Role of Larval Thermal Tolerance in the Distribution of Blue Mussel Species within the Gulf of Maine, Susan J. Limbeck

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On the Generation and Detection of Ultrasonic Plate Waves in Microporous Polymeric Material, Lin Lin

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Voltammetric Study of Interaction of Copper and Model Fungal Secreted Ligands, Ran Liu

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Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D Levels in Adolescent Girls in Maine, Kathryn G. Logan

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The Short and Long-term Effects of Herbicide Application in Maine Clearcuts on Ant Communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Kerry Frances Lough

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Structural and Kinetic Characterization of Myoglobins from Eurythermal and Stenothermal Fish Species, Peter William Madden

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The Effects of Stress Induction on Pre-attentive and Attentional Bias for Threat in Social Anxiety, Kristen M. Maki

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Local 21's Quest for a Moral Economy: Peabody, Massachusetts and its Leather Workers, 1933-1973, Lynne Nelson Manion

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Reactions of Alcohols and Organophosphonates on Tungsten Trioxide Epitaxial Films, Shuguo Ma

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Modeling Bird Species Occurrence in Current and Future Landscapes, Stephen Nicholas Matthews

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Effect on Heartbeat of Drosophila melanogaster of Mutations in the Calcium Channel Encoding cacophony Gene and its Interaction with the RNA Helicase Mutant maleless^napts, Vanessa McGowan

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Analysis and Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Plates with Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators, Richard C. Mewer

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People in Nature: Environmental History of the Kennebec River, Maine, Daniel J. Michor

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The Relationship between Fitness-Based Incentive Programs and Exercise Adherence in a Corporate Fitness Facility, Elwood D. Moore

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Understory Growth Dynamics and Mensuration Techniques in Uneven-Aged, Mixed-Species Northern Conifer Stands, Andrew R. Moores

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Development and Assessment of a Spatial Decision Support System for Conservation Planning, Sean Murphy

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Exploring Early Adolescents' Adjustment across the Middle School Transition: The Role of Peer Experiences and Social-cognitive Factors, James E. Newman

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Antimicrobial Use of Native and Enzymatically Degraded Chitosans for Seafood Applications, Todd Andrew Nicholas

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The Effect of Whole Wild Blueberries on Endothelial Function of the Sprague-Dawley Rat as Related to Cardiovascular Disease, Cynthia Ann Norton