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 2017

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Frozen Yogurt as a Protein Supplement for Older Adults, Huong Ly Nguyen

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Barriers to Implementation of PBIS: Teacher Self-Efficacy, Collective Efficacy, and Teacher Attributions, Janet Nichols

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Non/Disclosure: Documentation and Participant Observation as Hybrid, Nonfiction, Artistic Research Methodology for Ethnographic Media Production, Contemplative Discovery, Social Practice and Catharsis, Cyle P. O'Donnell

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Propane Diols: Value Added Coproducts of Biodiesel Production, Karl C. Olson

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Liquid Gating PTFE Membranes to Reduce Fouling, Jonathan C. Overton

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Envisioning Recovery: A Social-Ecological Systems Analysis of Maine’s Co-managed Sea Urchin Fishery, Kimberly L. Ovitz

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Modeling of a Head - Neck Assembly Drop Tower Impact Test Using ABAQUS, Hussein Sharqi Owaid

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Cathedral Glacier: Quantifying Forty Years of Surface Elevation Change Using Structure from Motion, Benjamin W. Partan

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Investigating Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a Model to Study Ethanol Toxicity on Muscle, Margaret E. Pasquarella

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An Investigation of Effective Vaccine Targets in the Salmon Louse, Lepeophtherius salmonis, Jessica Piesz

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Development of Gaseous Antimicrobial Interventions: Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone Against Foodborne Pathogens on Produce and Low-Moisture Foods, Bhargavi Rane

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Uniform Distribution of Hecke Eigenvalues, Caroline Reno

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Development and Assessment of a Habitat Modeling Framework Utilizing Quantitative Variable Selection and Weighting Schemes, Max E.B. Ritchie

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A Spatial Analysis of the Impacts of Marine Aquaculture on Coastal Housing Prices, Christina Robichaud

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How do we collaborate? A look into Maine's Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network, Abby Jane Roche

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Developing a Collaborative Research Program to Evaluate Fine-Scale Groundfish Dynamics in Eastern Maine, Mattie Rodrigue

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Advancing Development of Porphyra umbilicalis as a Red Algal Model System and Aquaculture Crop, Charlotte Royer

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Using Nutrition Education at a Maine Food Pantry Impacts Food-Related Behavior of Participants, Marissa E. Rublee

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Improving Management and Conservation of Cusk (Brosme brosme): Habitat Distribution, Bycatch Interactions, and Conservation Practices, Jocelyn M. Runnebaum

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Consumer Acceptability of Oat and Barley Recipes in Older Adults, Amy Ryan

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Traction Force Measurements of Live Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cells with Micro Pillars and Multiphysics Modeling with Novel Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Assays for Real Time Measurements, Abouhamed Saberi

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An Automated Device to Increase Screening Throughput of Zebrafish Larvae, Fuoad Saliou-Sulley

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Cellulose Nanofiber-Reinforced Impact Modified Polypropylene: Assessing Material Properties from Fused Layer Modeling and Injection Molding Processing, Jordan Elliott Sanders

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An Assessment of Aerial Survey Methods for Generating Forest Inventory Models, David Sandilands

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Using Hydroacoustics to Investigate Biological Responses in Fish Abundance to Restoration Efforts in the Penobscot River, Maine, Constantin C. Scherelis

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Assessing Students' Understanding of Variability and Graph Interpretation Through an Authentic Science Investigation, William M. Schlager

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Assessing Market Integration Among Aquaculture Products and Production Efficiency in New England's Oyster Aquaculture Industry, Ben Scuderi

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The Biogeographic Origins and Trophic Ecology of Maine’s Island Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus), Nikko-Ideen Shaidani

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SO2-Alcohol-Water Fractionation of Sugarcane Straw, Asif Sharazi

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A Picture and a Thousand Words: Language, Imagery, and the Patient-Provider Relationship, Ryan Shelley

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Music for a Dome: Experimental and Electronic Music in 5.1 Surround Sound, Duane Shimmel

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Rural Women’s Perception of Environmental Degradation: A Case Study of Amhara, Ethiopia., Tizezew Shimekach Sisay

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Development of Spectroscopic Methods for Dynamic Cellular Level Study of Biochemical Kinetics and Disease Progression, Anna M. Sitarski

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Playing at Women and Men: A Discourse Analysis of Gender and Sexuality Performance in an Online Play-by-Post Role-Playing Game, Caitlin M. Smith

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Oyster Aquaculture Site Selection Using Landsat 8-derived Sea Surface Temperature, Turbidity, and Chlorophyll a., Jordan Snyder

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In Situ Dating of Multiple Events in Granulite-Facies Rocks of the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica Using Electron Microprobe Analysis of Monazite, Steven K. Spreitzer

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Lobster in a Changing Gulf of Maine: Investigating the Temporal Impact on Molting and the Fishing Fleet, Kevin W. Staples

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Characterizing Hydrologic Fluxes in Six Central Maine Vernal Pools with a Focus on Groundwater Flow, Kelli M. Straka

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Prospective Studies of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Mild Cognitive Impairment, Kevin Sullivan

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Variable Proportions of Silicate and Nitrate in the Gulf of Maine: The Role of Internal Recycling Versus Advective Inputs, Megan Switzer

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Molecular and Pathological Analyses of Three New Mouse Mutations That Affect Ear Development and Function, Cong Tian

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Discourses of Developmental English Education: Reframing Policy Debates, Aaron R. Tolbert

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"They need to get over it..." The dismissal of Native American social issues, Andrew Tomer

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Splitting Together: The Evolution of Cooperation in Food Buying Clubs, Ethan Tremblay

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Development of an Active-Learning Lesson that Targets Student Understanding of Population Growth in Ecology, Elizabeth Trenckmann

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Hygrothermal Properties of Cross Laminated Timber Panels, Jaya Tripathi

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Effects of Geese and Caribou on Nutrient and Carbon Cycling in Southwest Greenland, Carl Tugend

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A Study in Cross-Beam Polarization Fluorescence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy on Dendra2-Hemagluttinin in Fixed NIH3T3 Cells, Matthew M. Valles

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Investigating Student Learning of Analog Electronics, Kevin L. Van De Bogart

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Spray-Dried Cellulose Nanofibril-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites for Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing, Lu Wang

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Effects of Dam Removal on Assemblage Composition and the Interactions of Fishes in the Penobscot River, Maine, Jonathan Watson

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Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Effects of Antibacterial Agent Triclosan on Cellular Signal Transduction and Mitochondrial Function, Lisa Weatherly

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Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) as a Functional Link between Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Daniel M. Weaver

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Party Development and Political Conflict in Maine 1820-1860 From Statehood to the Civil War, Lee D. Webb

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Operational Limits of Blade Coating with High Aspect Ratio Pigments, Lisa Weeks

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Grassroots Diplomacy and Vernacular Law: The Discourse of Food Sovereignty in Maine, John Welton

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Basic Vision Research with Clinical Applications and Science Education Assessments, Andrew Wilson

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Large Payload HIAD Systems: Development of Computationally Efficient Modeling Strategies and Structural Investigations, Andrew C. Young

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Exploring the Ways In Which Highly Efficacious Intermediate Teachers Employ Best Practices in Reading Instruction for Struggling Readers, Terrence P. Young

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Characterization of Paper Dusting, Gregory K. Yum

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Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Heading Instability of Moored Ships in Waves and Winds, Razieh Zangeneh

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Biological, Behavioral and Preventative Management of the Invasive Insect Pest, Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Matsumura), in Maine Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton), Gabe Alnajjar

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Modeling and Forecasting the Influence of Current and Future Climate on Eastern North American Spruce-Fir (Picea-Abies) Forests, Caitlin Andrews

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Sources of Ecologically Important Trait Variation in Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis and Gambusia holbrooki), Heather Ann Arnett

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A Comparison of Global Climate Reanalysis and Climate of South Greenland and the North Atlantic, Jeff Auger

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Impact of Wind Generation on Dynamic Voltage Characteristics of Power Systems, Luis Badesa

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Pélagie-la-Charrette, une Épopée, Sarah C. Barnard

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Changes in Fish Communities and Chimpanzee Ecology in the Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project Area Following Dam Impoundment, Abdulai Barrie

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Calcium Components in Drosophila melanogaster Cardiac Pacemaking, Vernon E. Beasley

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Characterization of the Murine Lung Transcriptome During Pre- and Post-natal Development in Three Inbred Strains of Laboratory Mice, Kyle Jaymes Beauchemin

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Disconnect and Try Again: A Collection of Short Fictions, Christine Becker

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Temporal Variability in Key Life History Traits of Atlantic Herring (Culpea harengus) in the Gulf of Maine, James R. Becker

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Understanding the Impact of Commercial Harvest on White Suckers (Catostomus commersonii) in Maine, Megan A. Begley

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L'Irlande de Georges Dor, Jacques Ferron et Louis Gauthier, Stacy A. Black

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An Evaluation of the Long-term Knowledge and Behavior Change of Participants in UMaine Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Rebecca L. Bonnett

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An Analysis of Farm Profitability, Exit Decision, and Price Supports in the Maine Dairy Industry, Dylan D. Bouchard

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Investigating the Effect of Particulate Hexavalent Chromium on Homologous Recombination Repair, Cynthia L. Browning

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Eating for Environmental and Personal Health: Green Eating, Health Behavior and Environmental Perceptions at the University of Maine, Moira E. Burke

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Splicing of Concrete-Filled Fiber Reinforced Polymer Tubes for Structural Applications, Jason K. Burns

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Antigua's Demonstration Community-Based Marine Reserve, Ruleo A. Camacho

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The Effects of Regional Temperature Cycles on Larval American Lobsters, Homarus Americanus, Meghan E. Capps

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Redefining Transitional Justice in the North American Context? The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Evan P. Centala

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Analysis of Safety on Bridge Road Segments Compared to Normal Road Segments, Ryan D. Chabot

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Sediment Accumulations Patterns in the Damariscotta River Estuary, Emily A. Chandler

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Assessing Off-Farm Employment and Income in Rural China, Jing Chen

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The Greatest Good: Black Reformers and the Early Civil Rights Movement in Pittsburgh, 1915-1945, Adam L. Cilli

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Wireless Leak Detection Using Airborne Ultrasonics with Technology Demonstration on the International Space Station, Casey M. Clark

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Financial and Social Implications of Community Solar in New England, Stephanie Coffey

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Microstructural Analysis of Thermoelastic Response, Nonlinear Creep, and Pervasive Cracking in Heterogeneous Materials, Alden C. Cook

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A Multi-Channel 3D-Printed Bioreactor for Evaluation of Growth and Production in the Microalga Dunaliella sp, Cristian A. Cox

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Nonabsolute Extensions of the Lebesgue Integral on the Real Line, Danielle E. David

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The Role of Electronic Communication Processes Across the College Transition: Relations to the Maintenance and Formation of Friendships, Psychological Well-Being, and College Adjustment, Patricia E. Dieter

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Algebraic Refinements of Direction Relations through Topological Augmentation, Matthew Paul Dube

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Roles of Siphon Flows in Suspension Feeding, Kevin Du Clos

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Improving the Performance of Ice Sheet Modeling Through Embedded Simulation, Christopher G. Dufour

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Spruce Grouse Habitat Ecology in Maine's Commercially Managed Acadian Forest, Stephen W. Dunham

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Wabanaki Access to Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) within Coastal Maine's Diminishing Open Land Tradition, Amanda Marie Ellis

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An Investigation of Linking Number, Twist, and Writhe, in Knots, Links, Ribbons, and Möbius Ribbons, Jennifer M. L. Fatula

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Highly Seasonal Reproduction in Desmophyllum dianthus from the Northern Patagonian Fjords, Keri Feehan

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Predicting Relationship Satisfaction in Same- and Cross-Sex Friendships, Hannah Ford