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 2002

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Factors Influencing Attrition and Retention of Female Students in the College of Engineering, Sheryl A. Brockett

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The Embryonic World of Wood Frogs, Rana Sylvatica: Natal Pond Learning and Anti-Predator Behaviors., Pamela J. Bryer

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Evaluation of Dynamic Properties of a Carbon-Carbon Composite at Elevated Temperatures., Sean Patrick Bunker

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Effects of Different Lowbush Blueberry Purees on Lipid Oxidation in Pre-cooked Ground Turkey Patties, Kathleen Gabriel Buzzard

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Sketch-based Queries in Mobile GIS-Environments, David Caduff

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Validation of Physical Activity Recording by Adolescent Girls, Alison Camesano

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Pasteurization of Apple Cider with UV Irradiation, Nazife Canitez

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A Curriculum-Based Approach for Social-Cognitive Skills Training: an Intervention Targeting Aggression in Head Start Preschoolers., Erika Michelle Carpenter

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Development and Structural Testing of FRP Reinforced OSB Panels for Disaster Resistant Construction, Eric Dana Cassidy

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Can Cranberry Supplementation Reduce Risks for Diabetes?, Belinda K. Chambers

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A Stage-matched Smoking Cessation Profram for University of Maine Student Smokers, Su-ching Cheng

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Prototype Micro Sensors for the Detection of Pesticide Residues on Blueberries, Guang Chen

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Finite Element Modeling of Wave Transformation in Harbors and Coastal Regions with Complex Bathymetry and Ambient Currents, Wei Chen

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Stabilization of Rutile-related Thin Film on TiO2 Substrates, Youngnam Cho

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Grandparent Support and the Family With a Child With a Disability., Laureen Coutts-Clarke

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Effects of Post-harvest Treatments on the Microbiological Quality and Pesticide Residues of Lowbush Blueberries, Kristi Michele Crowe

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A Portfolio of Science and Nature Writing, Cheryl Perusse Daigle

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Late holocene sea-level change around Newfoundland, Julia Daly

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Pulp Pretreatments for Improved Selectivity and Extended Oxygen Delignification, Zheng Dang

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Nondestructive Flaw Characterization in a Unidirectional Composite Plate, Severine Imbert de Smirnoff

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Analysis of Variables Related to Social Interactionsin Children with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Donna Ross Doherty

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Use of an Epitaxial BaF2 Buffer Layer on Silicon to Control W03 Thin Film Growth, Luke D. Doucette

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The Adaptation Effect in Bilingual People who Stutter: An Examination of the Oral-Motor Rehearsal Theory, David L. Evans

Why Is America So Blue? A Performance Analysis of the Blue Man Group that Demonstrates the Deeper Cultural Significance within the Structure of its Performance, Sean A. Fidler

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Why Is America So Blue? A Performance Analysis of the Blue Man Group that Demonstrates the Deeper Cultural Significance within the Structure of its Performance, Sean A. Fidler

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Experimental Methodology for Embedding Fiber Optic Strain Sensors in Fiber Reinforced Composites Fabricated by the VARTM/SCRIMP Process, Samantha D. Fifield

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Factors Affecting Implementation Probability of State-Mandated Reform Initiatives: A Study of 6th - 8th Grade Maine Teachers, Pamela S. Flood

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Room of Confession: An Investigation into the Challenges and Possible Applications of Primary Narrative for Use in Middle School Peer Harassment Intervention, Dorothy D. Foote

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Relationships between Rooting Restrictions, Radial Growth, and Drought Stress with White Pine (Pinus strobus) Decline in Southern Maine, Megan L. Fries

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Analysis of Protistan Grazing on Bioremediative Bacteria Using IN WVO Fluorescent Protein Expression and Flow Cytometry, Yutao Fu

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Relationships between Stream Geomorphology and Fish Community Structure and Diversity in Maine, Emily Gaenzle

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Formation and Age of Raised Marine Beaches, Northern Scott Coast, Antarctica, Nathan Gardner

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Modeling the Role of No-Take Marine Reserves in Fisheries Management, Deidre F. Gilbert

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Evolution of Seabed Pockmarks in Penobscot Bay, Maine, Allen M. Gontz

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The Measure of Adolescent Heterosocial Competence: Development and Construct Validation, Rachel L. Grover

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The Value of Rockweed (Ascophylum nodosum) as Habitat for Tidepool Fishes, Amy Marie Gullo

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Systematics of the Cumacea (Crustacea), Pilar A. Haye

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Exciplex Tuning and Optical Memory Studies for Dicyanoargentate(1) and Dicyanoaurate(1) Ions Doped in Potassium Chloride Crystals Extension to Mixed Metal Gold and Silver Systems, Samanthika Ruvinie Hettiarachchi

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Impacts of Technology Adoption: Comparing Returns to the Farming Sector in Maine under Alternative Technology Regimes, Aaron K. Hoshide

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Growth Increment Analysis of Marine Bivalves from the North, Stephen D. Houk

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Autism and its Effects on the Family, Adam M. Hutton

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Fatigue Life of Pultruded and Hand Lay-Up GFRP Exposed to Different Environmental Conditions., Mohammed Asif Iqbal

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Mechanisms of Print Gloss Development with Controlled Coating Structure, Sung Jai Jeon

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Simulation of Structure, Dynamics and Electron Diffraction Patterns of Heterogeneous Clusters ArmN2n, W. H. Jinasena

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Continuing in Overtime: Women of Retirement Age Who Are Still at Work, Elizabeth Johns

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Fire and its Effects on Mercury and Methylmercury Dynamics for Two Watersheds in Acadia National Park, Maine, Kenneth B. Johnson

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The Effect of Temperature on the Development, Growth and Survival of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) During Early Life-Histories, Adrian Jordaan

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A Study of the Photodegredation of Carbaryl: The Influence of Natural Organic Matter and the Use of Silver Zeolite Y As a Catalyst, Marsha Kanan

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The Effect of Nitrogen Loading on an Estuarine Faunal Community: A Stable Isotope Approach, Rachel A. Keats

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Modeling Boundaries of Influence among Positional Uncertainty Fields, Joshua P. King

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Suspended Alexandrium Spp. Hypnozygote Cysts in the Gulf of Maine, Sarah L. Kirn

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An Ecosystem Dynamics Model of Monterey Bay, California, Lawrence S. Klein

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Social Information-Processing in Adolescent Girls: A Comparison of Sex Offending Girls, Delinquent Girls, and Girls From the Community, Elizabeth Knapp Kubik

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Why Mystery and Detective Fiction was a Natural Outgrowth of the Victorian Period, Sharon J. Kobritz

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Individual Differences in the Neurophysiology of Creativity, Jonna Kwiatkowski

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Complementary and Alternative Medicines: The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Dietitians in Maine, Jennifer Kristy Lawrance

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A New Apex Predator in the Gulf of Maine? Large, Mobile Crabs (Cancer borealis) Control Benthic Community Structure, Amanda V. Leland

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Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor Pier 400 Harbor Resonance Study Using Numerical Model, CGWAVE, DongCheng Li

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Distribution of Patterned Ground and Surficial Deposits on a Debris-covered Glacier Surface in Mullins Valley and Upper Beacon Valley, Antarctica, Andrew M. Lorrey

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Systematics of Northeastern Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Subspecies, with Empasis on the Island Endemic (M. P. Shattucki, Howe 1901) in Penobscot Bay, Maine, Jennifer Marie Lowry

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The Wise Women of Chelm, Beth Amy Lurie

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Antarctic Notothenioid Fishes Do Not Display Metabolic Cold Adaptation in Hepatic Gluconeogenesis, Leonardo J. Magnoni

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The Ecology of Wolf Spiders (Lydosidae) in Low Bush Bluberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Agroecosystems, Darlene Maloney

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Old Maps, Samuel H. Manhart

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Platinum/silica Thin Films by Chemical Vapor Deposition, Tyler Philip Martin

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Implementation of an Underwater Digital Acoustic Telemetry Reciever, Raymond A. McAvoy

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Isolation and Characterization of a Microorganism from Groundwater that Reduces Arsenate, Kevin A. McCaffery

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The Role of Local Attributes in Community Choice, Michele Ann McMahon

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Foot on the Rope: Corporate Apologia and the Discourse of Vince McMahon, Bryce McNeil

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Synthesis and Characterization of Thiol-Grafted Chitosan Beads for Mercury Removal, John D. Merrifield

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Early Stage Humification During Amendment Decomposition and its Influence on Cu-Binding Capacity of Dissolved Organic Carbon, Karen A. Merritt

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Repair of Wood Piles with Fiber Reinforced Composites, Antonis Petrou Michael

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Variability and Continuity between Paleoindian Assemblages in the Northeast: A Technological Approach, Edward Cyrus Moore

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Ghetto Regionalism: Place, Identity, and Assimilation in the Fiction of Abraham Cahan, Sui Sin Far, and Zitkala-Sa, Tabitha Adams Morgan

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Architecture of the Popham Colony, 1607-1608: An Archaeological Portrait of English Building Practice at the Moment of Settlement, Peter H. Morrison

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Talking about Sexuality: Parent's Communication and Its Influence on their Children's Attitudes and Behaviors, Eilean G. Moskey

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The Role of Forest Soils in a Northern New England Effluent Management System, Leslie B. Nelson

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Determining Atmospheric Deposition Inputs to Two Small Watersheds at Acadia National Park, Sarah J. Nelson

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A Study of Radon in Air and Water in Maine Schools, Mary Jo Norris

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A Single Subject Investigation of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies for Body Dysmorphic Disorder, April O'Grady

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Representational Analyses of Conservation Lands in Maine, Stephanie Orndorff

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Creative Book Arts Preserving Family History, Sarah Owen Tabor

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A Lattice Model for Fibrous Materials, Perrine Parrod

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Detection and Generalization of Spatio-temporal Trajectories for Motion Imagery, Panayotis Partsinevelos

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La Quête de l'Identité dans Deux Romans Acadiens: Le Chemin Saint-Jacques et Moncton Mantra [The Quest for Identity in Two Acadian Novels: Le Chemin Saint-Jacques and Moncton Mantra], Lisa Pelletier

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Determination of Residual Hexazinone in Maine's Soil and Water, L. Brian Perkins

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Crop Tree Growth and Quality Twenty-five Years after Precommercial Thinning in a Northern Conifer Stand, Leah M. Phillips

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Evaluation of Three Potential Methods for Preventing the Spread of the Salmon Louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kreyer, 1837), Micheal Pietrak

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Physiology, Enzyme Production, and Zoospore Behavior of Balrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a Chytrid Pathogenic to Amphibians, Jeffery Scott Piotrowski

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A Pilot Study to Test Ventless Traps as a Means to Quantify Populations of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus), Carin Louise Poeschel

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"Averse…to Remaining Idle Spectators:" the Emergence of Loyalist Privateering During the American Revolution, 1775-1778 Volume II. Chapter 9 to Conclusion., Richard D. Pougher

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"Averse…to Remaining Idle Spectators:" the Emergence of Loyalist Privateering During the American Revolution, 1775-1778 Volume I. Introduction to Chapter 8, Richard D. Pougher

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Modeling Multiple Granularities of Spatial Objects, Chitra Ramalingam

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Critical Amino Acids of the Gα2 Subunit Helical Domain in Dictyostelium discoideum, Steven Martin Rauch

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Picturing Nature: Education, Ornithology and Photography in the Life of Cordelia Stanwood: 1865-1958, Cynthia Watkins Richardson

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Propagation of Several Native Ornamental Plants, Stacy L. Ruchala

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Cycling and Speciation of Mercury in Soils at Cadillac Brook and Hadlock Brook Watersheds, Acadia National Park, Maine, Philip Lawrence Ruck

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Le Phenomene de la Palatalisation au Quebec: Etude Historique et Phonetique, Adele Saint Pierre

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Performance Study of In-Service FRP Reinforced Glulam Bridge Girders, Olivia E. Sanchez

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Arsenic in Drinking Water and Public Opinion on Wildlife Management as Case Studies Illustrating Natural Resource Policy, Jessica Sargent-Michaud