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.

Follow


Theses/Dissertations from 2005

PDF

Spirited Youth/Thriving Youth: Adolescents' Perspectives on Nurturing Thriving Outcomes Through Faith Development, Becky Hayes Boober

PDF

Toilet Training: Parents' Perspectives, Sarah C.K. Bourget

PDF

The Association between Microsatellite Marker CSRD 2138 and Parasite Resistance in Katahdin Hair Sheep, Scott Bowdridge

PDF

Spatial Dependence and Omitted Variable Bias Effects on Efficiency Analysis: A Study of the Maine Dairy Industry, Lisa A. Bragg

PDF

Reconstructing the History of Reedy Glacier, Antarctica, Gordon R.M. Bromley

PDF

Lobstermen, Lines, and Endangered Whales: Risk Reduction Measures for Coastal Maine, Samantha Brooke

PDF

Tinsel Strength and the Orchid Sheaf, Robin F. Brox

PDF

Dietary Patterns of Mediterranean Adolescents, Sandra Ellan Brussee

PDF

A Stochastic Parametric Analysis of the Efficiency Effects of Technical Change: The Rehabilitation of Irrigation Schemes in Mali, Metin Cakir

PDF

Predictors and Classification Systems of Cognitive Decline or Impairment During Aging, Walter P. Camire

PDF

Environmental Variables that Affect the Establishment of Myrica gale Seedlings, Keri Van Camp

PDF

The Role of Maintenance Behaviors in Happy Long-Term Committed Marriages?, Barbara Jean Carey

PDF

Groundwater Hydrology and Chemistry of Fresh Meadow Wetland, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, Heather J. Caron

PDF

"A Marvelously Big Stone": Geological Objects and Mythological Experience in the Writing of Charles Olson, Brian L. Carpenter

PDF

The Use of Passive Samplers (SPMD and POCIS) for Monitoring Dioxin and Pesticide Levels in Maine Surface Waters, Lucner Charlestra

PDF

Microstuctural Changes in Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) Due to Extended Moisture Cycling and its Relationship to Mechanical Performance Changes, Qingzheng Cheng

PDF

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction between Black Liquor and Titanates During Low Temperature Gasification, Xiaowen Chen

PDF

Characterization of CRE Recombinase Expression in Erythroid Tissues of Transgenic Mice, Steven Ciciotte

PDF

Anatomy and Physiology of Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) in Relation to Xylem Sap Pressure, Damian Cirelli

PDF

Student Ideas about the Moon and its Phases and the Impact of a Real 3D Model of the Sun/Earth/Moon System in an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Course, James Cohen

PDF

Modeling Vessel Events and Notification Triggers in a Harbor Domain, Stephen J. Cole

PDF

Arthropod Scavengers of Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa Decemlineata) Cadavers, Karen Coluzzi

PDF

Are All P53s Created Equal? Uncovering the Function of Soft-shell Clam (Mya arenaria) p53, Lauren Anne Crawford

PDF

Reproductive Ecology of Carex typhina (Cyperaceae), a Rare Sedge in Maine, Shannon Cromley

PDF

Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn: A Directorial Challenge, Elaine DiFalco Daughtery

PDF

Hemigrapsus Sanguineus (Asian Shore Crab) as Predator of Juvenile Homarus Americanus (American Lobster), Anna Demeo

PDF

A Hedonic Analysis of Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Southern Maine, Michael Devanney

PDF

To Stay or to Go? A Literary and Historical Study of French-Canadian Emigration From Quebec to New England, 1820-1930, Sarah Domareki

PDF

Significant Adults as Protective Factors: Retrospective Views of At-Risk Youth, Gregg Dowty

PDF

Non-linear PCA Based on Radial Basis Function and Particle Swarm Optimization, Mohamed Naoufel Driss

PDF

Porphyroblast Kinematics and Crenulation Cleavage Development in the Aureole of the Mooselookmeguntic Pluton, Western Maine, Matthew E. Dupee

PDF

Behavior of Hybrid Wood Plastic Composite-Fiber Reinforced Polymer Structural Members for Use in Sustained Loading Applications, Matthew Jonathan Dura

PDF

Experimental Variability of E-Glass Reinforced Vinyl Ester Composites Fabricated by VARTM/SCRIMP, Fadi El-Chiti

PDF

Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis of Marine Grade Composites, Ghassan Najib Fayad

PDF

Withdrawal/Withholding Life-Sustaining Therapies: Factors that Influence Family Decisions, Janice Lee Fitzherbert Pilotte

PDF

Subaqueous Soil Survey of Taunton Bay, Maine, Christopher T. Flannagan

PDF

Seasonal Variations in Colloidal Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in the Damariscotta River Estuary, Maine, Sheri Ann Floge

PDF

The Nervous Systems of Spionid Polychaetes: Structure, Composition, and Effects of Serotonin on Behavior, David L. Forest

PDF

A Morphological Lattice Model to Predict the Failure and Fracture of Wood, Christopher Robert Fournier

PDF

Throughfall Dynamics and Canopy Processes in a Nitrogen Fertilized Forest, Elizabeth Gaige

PDF

Cover Crop Root Contributions to Soil Quality in an Organic Maine Agroecosystem, Megan Bates Gardner

PDF

Early Paleozoic Orogenesis in the Maine-Quebec Appalachians, Christopher Charles Gerbi

PDF

Death and Commemoration on the Frontier: An Archaeological Analysis of Early Gravestones in Cumberland County, Maine, Joy Giguere

PDF

Effects of Long-Term Nitrogen Additions on Rapid Nitrate Immobilization in Forest Soils, Michael Glessner

PDF

Sources and Implications of Shallow Subsurface Methane in Estuarine Environments, Allen M. Gontz

PDF

Site Fidelity and the Influence of Environmental Variables on Migratory Movements of Adult Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) in the Penobscot River Basin, Maine, Dimitry Gorsky

PDF

Methodology for the Thermomechanical Simulation and Optimization of Functionally Graded Materials, Andrew Goupee

PDF

Impacts of Mobile Fishing Gear and a Buried Fiber-Optic Cable on Soft-Sediment Benthic Community Structure, Betsy M. Grannis

PDF

Image-based Change Detection of Geospatial Objects Using Positional Uncertainty, Sotirios Gyftakis

PDF

Exploring the Links Among Professional Development, Teacher Performance, and Student Achievement: A Case Study, Julie Hackett

PDF

Monitoring a pile-supported integral abutment bridge at a site with shallow bedrock, Sarah L. Hartt

PDF

Performance and Effectiveness of a Thin Pavement Section Using Geogrids and Drainage Geocomposite in a Cold Region, Christopher L. Helstrom

PDF

Structural Characterization of Parvalbumin from an Antarctic Notothenioid Fish Species, Jamie Willis Hendrickson

PDF

A Middle School Standards-based Science Curriculum Handbook, Eleanor B. Hess

PDF

An Acoustic Imaging System for Soft Tissue Stress, Judy A. Hilton

PDF

Re-integrating Crops and Livestock in Maine: An Economic Analysis of the Potential for and Profitability of Integrated Agricultural Production, Aaron K. Hoshide

PDF

Assessing the Role of Risk Communication in Reducing Exposure to Arsenic in Drinking Water, Shan Huang

PDF

Gage Gray, Justus Rhodes Humphrey

PDF

Paul Claudel and World War One, Christopher Hurlburt

PDF

A Policy Discourse Analysis of U.S. Land-Grant University Diversity Action Plans, Susan Van Deventer Iverson

PDF

Data Structures and Algorithms for Efficient Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations from 3-D Ice Sheet Models, Rodney A. Jacobs

PDF

Multi-temporal and Multi-sensor Monitoring of Forest Disturbance, Suming Jin

PDF

Success of First-Time Students in Associate Degree Programs at the University of Maine at Augusta, Emily Mae Johnston

PDF

The Effect of Dietary Manganese on Arterial Functional Properties, Anastasia Z. Kalea

PDF

Factors Influencing the Germination, Emergence, and Early Survival of Boreal, Temperate and Exotic Acadian Forest Tree Species in Central Maine, Keith-George Kanoti

PDF

Stock Intermixing and Movement of Atlantic Herring (Clupea Harengus) In the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England, Jessica Kohl Kanwit

PDF

Dynamics of Bee and Wasp Populations in Maine Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium), Joseph E. Karem

PDF

An Investigation of the Two-Dimensional Ising Spin Glass Using Information Theoretic Measures, Debra A. Kenneway

PDF

Magnetic Flux Sensor for Hearing and Application, Crystal R. Kenney

PDF

Assessment and Management of the Maine Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa), Sheril R. Kirshenbaum

PDF

The Effects of Trawling on Benthic Habitats: An Analysis of Recovery in the Western Gulf of Maine Closure, Emily P. Knight

PDF

Constructing the Experiences of Gay and Lesbian High School Students in Maine, Paul D. Knowles

PDF

Sexual Reproduction in the Marine Centric Diatom Ditylum Brightwellii, Julie A. Koester

PDF

Determining Consumer Food Purchasing Bahavior in Maine, Abhijeet Kumar

PDF

Development of Small Scale Experimental Protocol and a Multi-Physics Model to Predict the Complex Hygro-Mechanical Behavior of Wood Under Varying Climates, Rastislav Lagana

PDF

Transient Illness Shocks and Family Labor Use in a Rice Producing Area of Mali, Catherine Larochelle

PDF

Invisible Threads, Deborah Levine

PDF

The Importance of NonViolence in United Nations Peacekeeping, Jeffrey Lowell

PDF

A Microreactor System for Measuring Size Selectivity in Porous WO3 Sensor Materials, Meng Lu

PDF

Factors Affecting Consumer Assessment of Eco-Labeled Traditional Fuel Passenger Vehicles, Caroline Lundquist Noblet

PDF

Effect of Aluminum Sulfate and Sodium Alumniate on the Drainage and Retention Properties of Fibrous Suspensions, Wing T. Luu

PDF

An Examination of the Scope and Variety of Adventure Therapy Services within the State of Maine, Donald F. Lynch

PDF

Relational Victimization in Adolescence: A Model of Factors Increasing Risk for Psychological Difficulties, Jessica M. Matthews

PDF

Grandparent Caregivers: Their Joys, Challenges and Concerns for the Future, Michaela E. McCarthy

PDF

Investigations of Student Understanding of Sound Propogation and Resonance, Katherine VerPlanck Menchen

PDF

Ramanujan's Formula for the Riemann Zeta Function Extended to L-Functions, Katherine J. Merrill

PDF

Measuring the Effects of Mathematics Instruction in a Physics Classroom with Mathematics and Physics Diagnostics, Michael A. Murphy

PDF

Locomotory Behavior of Potato Aphid in Relation to Environmental Stimuli, Girish K. Narayandas

PDF

Is All Open Space Created Equal? A Hedonic Application within a Data-Rich GIS Environment, Bradley C, Neumann

PDF

Immunopurification of Bovine Placental Lactogen, Dong Thi Nguyen-Bresinsky

PDF

Development and Evaluation of a New Salmon Jerky Snack Product, Ashlan S. Oberholtzer

PDF

Revegetating Blackwoods Campground, Acadia National Park: Emphasis on Natural Regeneration of Red Spruce and Balsam Fir, Cristin O'Brien

PDF

Student Understanding of Conservation of Energy and Mass in Introductory University Science Courses, Jessica L. Odell

PDF

My Best Friend: A Closer Look at Relationships with Companion Animals, Margaret E. Oehler

PDF

Spiritual Development: An Exploratory Study of Women's Views on the Connection between Spirituality and Sexuality, Hannah C. Osborne

PDF

Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in the NOD Mouse Using Partial, Rather Than Full, Allogeneic Hematopoietic Chimerism, Melissa Osborne

PDF

Thermoelastic Analysis and Optimization of Functionally Graded Plates and Shells, Jacob Leo Pelletier

PDF

The Role of Negative Affect and Emotional Avoidance in the Maintenance of Binge Eating Disorder, Jennifer J. Pells

PDF

1-800-(Re)Colonize: A Feminist Postcolonial and Performance Analysis of Call Center Agents in India Performing U.S. Cultural Identity, Kimberlee Perez

PDF

Comparative Morphology of the Reproductive System in Acoels (Acoela, Acoelomorpha) and its Implications for Taxonomy, Anatoly Petrov