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 2007

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Specific Dynamic Action and Growth in Larval Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua, in Relation to Feeding and Temperature, Arthur B. McCollum

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Provenance Tracking in a Commons of Geographic Data, David B. McCurry

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Reintegrating Students with Emotional Disturbance from Therapeutic Educational Placements to High Schools: Student and Adult Perceptions, Thomas J. McGinty

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Evaluation of Potential Organic Controls of Mummy Berry Disease Affecting Lowbush Blueberry in Maine, Kristen B. McGovern

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An Analysis of Variable Misconceptions before and after Various Collegiate Level Mathematics Courses, Zachary Scott McIntyre

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High Temperature Compression Testing of Monolithic Silicon Carbide (SiC), Adam L. McNaughton

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Mercury Dynamics in Sulfide-Rich Sediments: Geochemical Influence on Contaminant Mobilization and Methylation within the Penobscot River Estuary, Maine, USA, Karen A. Merritt

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Late-glacial through Holocene Stratigraphy and Lake-level Record of Rangeley Lake, Western Maine, Elisabet Joan Metcalfe

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In Union, Eric Carl Miller

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Bioindicators of Desorbed Contaminants Following Resuspension of Penobscot River Sediments, Danielle M. Miniutti

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Quantitative Shape Analysis of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles as a Function of Cholesterol Content, Michael Mlodzianoski

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A DNA Vaccine Against Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus, Sally Dixon Molloy

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Microhotplate Sensor Array Fabrication, Daesha More

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The "Star-Spangled Channel": money, the media, and gender in marathon swimming, 1900-1936, Marilyn Morgan

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A Comparative Study of How High School Students Understand Stem Cells, Jonathan Christian Rabe Moyer

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Reproductive Ecology and Characterization of Population Genetic Structure of Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus in the Northwestern Atlantic, Jessica F. Muhlin

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Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis and Size Effects of Polymer Matrix Marine Grade Composites, Jacques Walid Nader

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Fluting in Heatset Web Offset Printing Process, Rajendra Nagubadi

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Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Response to Daily Oral Supplementation with 800 IU Cholecalciferol in Premenopausal Women Living in Maine, Monica Nelson

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Winter Contribution to Annual Throughfall Inputs of Mercury and Tracer Ions at Acadia National Park, Maine, Sarah J. Nelson

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Net State and Local Government Expenditure: A Better Link between Expenditure and the Tax Burden?, Eric H. Olds

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Notch Regulation of Human Breat Cancer Progression: Contrasting Roles for Notch Signaling, Christine F. O'Neill

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North Pacific Late Holocene Climate Variability and Atmospheric Composition, Erich Christian Osterberg

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Muscle Fiber and Myotome Boundary Morphogenesis in Zebrafish, Emma Catherine Oster

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Heterometallic Interactions of d8-d10 Metal Ions in the Presence of +2 Cations, Veladri Palla

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The Effects of Forest Practices on a Maine Amphibian Community, David A. Patrick

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Gender-Atypical Emotion Regulation in Children: Relations to Social and Psychological Functioning, Carisa Perry-Parrish

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A Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Pesticide Sensor, Wade A. Pinkham

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Woods Voices, Woods Knowledge: Work and Recreation in the Popular Literature of the Northeastern Forest, 1850-1963, Dale E. Potts

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Use of Natural Ingredients to Control Foodborne Pathogens: Antimicrobial Effects and Inhibition Mechanisms, Xujian Qiu

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Understanding Weather: Phase Changes of Water in the Atmosphere, Elliot D. Rappaport

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Evaluating Factors Contributing to Engineering Technology Students' Introductory Physics Experience, Daniel A. Reed

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Strategies for the Prevention of Potato Spoilage During Storage and the Discovery of the Antimicrobial Activity of Potatoes, Amanda Rioux

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Remote Assessment of 4-D Phytoplankton Distributions off the Washington Coast, Brandon S. Sackmann

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Plasticity: Resource Justification and Development, Eleanor C. Sayre

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Early Life Stage Characteristics of Six Acadian Conifer Species: Germination and Seedling Development in a Changing Climate, Jason D. Schatz

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The Importance of Others: A Study of Existential Themes in the Novel All Men are Mortal by Simone de Beauvo, Elizabeth M. Seekins

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Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Methodology to Understand Underlying Physics of Rough-Wall Turbulent Boundary Layer, Mehmet Ali Sen

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Exploring the Genetics Regulating Kidney Function, Susan Sheehan

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Application of Error Correction Codes in Wireless Sensor Networks, Bingxin Shen

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Sub-femtomolar Isothermal Desoprtion and Reaction Kinetics on Microhotplate Sensor Platforms, Amol G. Shirke

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StereoElectronic Controls in the Preparation of 1-Benzyl-l, 2, 4, 5-Tetrahydro-(3H)-2-Benzazepin-3-ones Via Beckmann Rearrangement, Sunil Raj Silvary

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Systematics of the Lobulomycetales, a New Order within the Chytridiomycota, David Rabern Simmons

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Development of a Soy-blueberry Burger and the Changes in Anthocyanins and Phenolics During Storage and Broiling, Pamela Beth Small

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Research-based Curricula for Teaching Introductory Mechanics, Trevor I. Smith

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The Bochner Identity in Harmonic Analysis, Zachary J. Smith

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Satellite Remote Sensing of Arctic Glacier-Climate Interactions, William A. Sneed

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Modification of Semi-metal Oxide and Metal Oxide Powders by Atomic Layer Deposition of Thin Films, Mark Q. Snyder

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Outlet Glacier Dynamics in East Greenland and East Antarctica, Leigh Asher Stearns

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Using Online Data to Teach Science Skills to Middle School Students, Medea Hoeschen Steinman

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Possible Limits to Range Expansion for Non-native Asian Shore Crabs in Maine: A Biogeographic-thermogeographic Approach, Elizabeth Stephenson

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Seasonal Variations of Pavement Layer Moduli Determined Using In Situ Measurements of Pavement Stress and Strain, Lauren J. Swett

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The Study of Coating and Ink Penetration into Coating Structures Using a Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope, John Tefft

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Changes in the Quebec Maple Syrup Industry and Economic Implications for Maine and the US, Veronique Theriault

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Static and Fatigue Fracture Characterization of Primary and Secondary Bonded Woven E-Glass Composites, Elisabeth Gabrielle Thibodeau

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Madame de Rambouillet's Chambre Bleue [Blue Room]: Birthplace of Salon Culture, Jane Rather Thiebaud

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Is There an Association between Anxiety and Stuttering in Adults?, Kasey L. Thomas

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Effects of Forest Management on Click Beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Assemblages in the Acadian Forest of Maine, Shelly L. Thomas

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Monitoring Overweight Adults Participating in an Interactive Web-Based Intervention Designed to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Management, Jamie Ann Thompson

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The Role of Sprouty2 in Breast Cancer Tumorigenises, Jessica L. Toher

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Synthesizing Antifungal Agents, Linh N. Tran

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Estimation of Ocean Water Chlorophyll-A Concentration Using Fuzzy C-Means Clustering and Artificial Neural Networks, Kevin Michael Turner

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Paper-based Biochemical and Chemical Amplification Techniques for Bio-detection, Mathias C. Uvieghara

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Computer Simulations of Water and Methanol in Carbon Nanotube, Aparna Waghe

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A Late Holocene Reconstruction of Ocean Climate Variability in the Gulf of Maine, USA, Based on Calibrated Isotope Records and Growth Histories from the Long-lived Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica L.), Alan D. Wanamaker

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Substrate Availability and Regeneration Microsites of Tolerant Conifers in Mixed-species Stands in Maine, Jamie K. Weaver

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Isn't That What I Needed Never?, Robert Ryan Weibush

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College Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Based on Victim/Perpetrator Sex, Joseph David Wellman

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The Relationships between Energetic Condition, Immune System Cellular Components, Testosterone Corticosterone, and Hemoparasites in Breeding Birds, Sarah A. Wilder

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New Statistical Methods to Get the Fractal Dimension of Bright Galaxies Distribution from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data, Yongfeng Wu

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Misrepair of Particulate Chromium(VI)-Induced DNA Double Strand Breaks Leads to Neoplastic Transformation, Hong Xie

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Agent-Based Modeling with Classifier System: A New Modeling Tool to Investigate the Dynamics of Social/Ecological Systems with Particular Reference to the Maine Lobster Fishery, Liyin Yan

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Computer Simulations of Water in Nonpolar Cavities and Proteins, Hao Yin

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Synthesis and Characterization of Zr1-xSixN Thin Film Materials, Xuefei Zhang

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A Micro Fabricated Gas-FE Sensor Using SMO Films, Guixiong Zhong

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Low Noise Offset Operational Amplifier for Nanopore-based Gene Sequencer, Zhineng Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A Physiological Examination of the Age-related Decline in Photosynthesis in Picea rubens, Stephanie L. Adams

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Distribution, Relative Abundance, and Diet of the Sand Shrimp (Crangon septemspinosa Say) in the Sheepscot, Kennebec, and Damariscotta River Estuaries, Maine, Jennifer Lyn Albright

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"Keeping House": The Hidden Economy of Maine Coastal Women, 1850-1900, Nancy Payne Alexander

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The Relationship Among Resilience, Forgiveness, and Anger Expression in Adolescents, Mauren A. Anderson

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Characterization of a Putative Palmitoyltransferase in Dictyostelium discoideum, Christopher David Bahl

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Clara-An Elsewhere, Travis G. Baker

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Environmental Conflict and Collaboration: A Qualitative Analysis of Large-scale Conservation Planning in Maine's Northern Forest, Elizabeth Dennis Baldwin

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Blues Story: Narratives of Cultural Identity, N. Eugene Baquet

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Wild Blueberry Consumption and Risks for Cardiovascular Disease, Ann Elizabeth Barker

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The Effects of Implementing an Interactive Student Response System in a College Algebra Classroom, Dina L. Blodgett

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Life on Marr's; Historical Archaeology on Marr's Island, Georgetown, Maine, Anthony M. Booth

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The Effects of Serotonin on the Courtship Behavior of Drosophilia melanogaster, Nicholas James Brandmeir

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The AKS Class of Primality Tests: A Proof of Correctness and Parallel Implementation, Justin S. Bronder

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No Longer an Island: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge, Jessica Brophy

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Nearshore Sedimentary Pathways and Their Social Implications, Saco Bay, Maine, Laura Lee Brothers

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Multi-scale and Multi-species Interaction Strength of Damselfishes on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Jeanne B. Brown

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Thermal and Mechanical effects of a Shallow Asthenosphere in the Acadian Orogen: An Investigation through Numerical Modeling, Lucy E. Brown

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My Parents Divorced While I was in College: The Effects of Parental Divorce on College Students, Jessica L. Bulduc

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Forest Disturbance History and Stand Dynamics of the Coweeta Basin, Western North Carolina, Sarah Marie Butler

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Use of Inbred Strains of Mice to Study the Genetics and Biology of Sperm Function, Shannon L. Byers

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The Effect of Diet and Fatty Acid Composition on Egg Quality and Other Reproductive Performance Measurements of Captive Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), James Raymond Cameron

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Evolutionary Analysis of Duplicate Mannose-6-Phosphate Isomerase (MPI) Loci in the Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis, Jay A. Caponera

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The Processing of Affective Information among Shy Children and Aggressive Children, Dina M. Casey

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The Impact of Stigma on the Self-care Behaviors of HIV-positive Gay Men : Striving for Normalcy, Christian Thomas Chenard