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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Forest Disturbance Detection and Aboveground Biomass Modeling Using Moderate-Resolution, Time-Series Satellite Imagery, John B. Kilbride

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New Approaches to Mapping Forest Conditions and Landscape Change from Moderate Resolution Remote Sensing Data across the Species-Rich and Structurally Diverse Atlantic Northern Forest of Northeastern North America, Kasey R. Legaard

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Immersed in Fire: The Use of Virtual Reality as an Attitude Assessor and Boundary Object in Wildland Fire Management, Casey Olechnowicz

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Nitrogen Cycling During a Period of Environmental Change, Kaizad Patel

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Paradigm of Engagement: Integrating Social Science and Extension Outreach to Engage Beginning Family Forest Owners, Ian Anderson

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Economic and Spatial Impacts of a Wildlife Habitat Policy on Forest Management, Karin N. Bothwell

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Evaluating the Influence of Stem Form and Vigor on Product Potential, Growth, and Survival for Northern Commercial Hardwood Species, Mark Castle

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Biological, Ecological, and Economic Impact of Caliciopsis Canker on Pinus Strobus Forests of Northeastern North America, Kara KL Costanza

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Risk Perceptions of Climate Change Amongst Nature-Based Tourism Stakeholders in Western Maine, Lydia R. Horne

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Forest Products Trucking Industry in Maine: Opportunities and Challenges, Anil Koirala

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Long-term Sustainability of Northern Mixedwood Management: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Forest Productivity, Bethany L. Munoz

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

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Hygrothermal Properties of Cross Laminated Timber Panels, Jaya Tripathi

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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Anticipating Aliens: Applying Social Science to Understand Stakeholder Perceptions of Emerald Ash Borer, Janet Elizabeth Gorman

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Influence of Logging Disturbance on Tree Growth, Species Composition, and Residual Stand Damage Following Harvesting in Two Maine Spruce-Fir Stands, Cody Lachance

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Linking Forest Carbon Sequestration, CO2 Flux, and Climate: 20 Years of Eddy Covariance Data from the Howland Forest, Maine, Aaron Teets

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Old-growth Characteristics of Northern White-cedar Stands, Nathan Wesely

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Tourism in Maine: Visitation and Economic Impacts of Weather, Emily J. Wilkins

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Development of Eco-Friendly Composite Foam Boards for Thermal Insulation and Packaging Purposes Using Cellulose Nanofibrils (CNF), Nadir Yildirim

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Production and Characterization of Laminates of Paper and Cellulose Nanofibrils, Niloofar Yousefi Shivyari

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Individual Tree Measurements From Three-Dimensional Point Clouds, Elias Ayrey

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Survival and Growth of Reserve Trees in an Expanding-Gap Silvicultural System 20 Years After Establishment, David R. Carter

Growth Response of Fraxinus Nigra Marsh (Lamiales: Oleaceae) used to Predict High-Quality Sites in Maine and Northern New York: An Approach to Prioritizing Preparedness and Management of Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Kara KL Costanza

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Growth Response of Fraxinus nigra Marsh (Lamiales: Oleaceae) Used to Predict High-Quality Sites in Maine and Northern New York: An Approach to Prioritizing Preparedness and Management of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Kara Kristine Lorion Costanza

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Visitor-Use Management in Protected Areas: Understanding Expert Perceptions of the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Applying the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP) Framework for Recreation Planning, Jessica P. Fefer

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Implementing Complex Partial Harvests in Central Maine: Is Tree Marking Necessary?, Sam Grimm

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Forest Harvesting Productivity and Cost in Maine: New Tools and Processes, Patrick Hiesl

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Repair and Maintenance Costs, Chipper Productivity, and Chip Quality of Forest Biomass Supply Chains in the Northeast US, Christopher Joseph Hutton Jr.

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Role of Dignity in Rural Natural Resource Governance, Tora Johnson

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How Silvicultural Treatments and Site Quality Affect Carbon Storage on the Penobscot Experimental Forest: A 60-Year Perspective, Joshua Puhlick

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Measuring Maine Residents' Attitudes Toward Sustainable Tourism and Development: A Psychometric Approach, Matt D. Scaccia

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Understanding Private Woodland Owner Forest Management: Qualitative and Quantitative Applications, Emily J. Silver

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A Community Guide to Starting & Running a Wood Bank, Sabrina Vivian and Jessica Leahy

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Ultrastructural and Chemical Changes of Hot-Water Extracted Aspen Wood, Melanie Blumentritt

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Vegetation Composition, Structure, and Ecophysiology of Maritime Ledge Ecosystems, Amanda L. Butak

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Evaluation of Airborne LiDAR as a Tool for Obtaining Sustainable Forest Management of Maine's Forests, Rei Hayashi

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Evaluating Variation in Commercial Timber and Land Value for Parcels in the Northeast United States, Sean Francis Hutchinson

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Carrier Systems for Cellulose Nanofibers in Hydrophobic Polymer Composites, Alper Kiziltas

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Processing of Bacterial Cellulose in Multifunctional Composites, Esra Erbas Kiziltas

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Overstory and Understory Characteristics Following Partial Harvesting in Mixedwood Stands of Western Maine, Jeffrey M. Lombardo

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Social-Ecological System of Land Use in Northern New England: The Integration of Land Conservation and Economic Development Across Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales, Spencer Robert Meyer

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Sustaining Forests through Social, Environmental, and Community Psychology Constructs, Michael Ryan Quartuch

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Assessing Maine's Certified Sustainable Harvest, David F. Sherwood

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Age-related Changes of Plasticity in Photosynthetic Pigments, Nitrogen, and the Influence of Phytohormones, Alisha M. Autio

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Composition and Formation of Sinter and Slag in Residential Pellet Ash, Evan W. Chatmas

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Growth and Development of Maine Spruce-Fir Forests Following Commercial Thinning, Patrick Michael Clune

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Family forests on the edge: implications for public recreation access in Maine, Gretchen Heldmann

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Productivity standards for whole-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems in Maine, Patrick Hiesl

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Productivity Standards for Whole-Tree and Cut-To-Length Harvesting Systems in Maine, Patrick Hiesl

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Measuring the Social Acceptability of the Forest-Based Bioproducts Industry in Maine, James A. Marciano

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Production Ecology and Stand Dynamics of Young Acadian Forest Stands in Response to Silvicultural Intensity and Compositional Objectives, Andrew S. Nelson

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Cellulose Nanofibrils Drying and Their Utilization in Reinforcing Thermoplastic Composites, Yucheng Peng

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Leaf Area Index, Density, and Age Relationships of Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus L.) in Maine, Adam Ross Bland

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A comparison of production, costs and stand impacts among four yarding methods, Oscar Bustos-Letelier

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From Automobiles to Alternatives: Applying Attitude Theory and Information Technologies to Increase Shuttle Use at Rocky Mountain National Park, Kourtney Kristen Collum

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Evaluating Factors Influencing Forest Growth across Climatic and Silvicultural Gradients in Northern Forests of the United States, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson

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Forest Fragmentation Patterns in Maine Watersheds and Prediction of Visible Crown Diameter in Recent Undisturbed Forest, Brianne Elizabeth Looze

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Development of a Financial Model for Wood Pellet Production Costs in New England, Ning Lu

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Development of Regional Individual Tree Static Equations for Managed Mixed Species Stands of the Acadian Region of North America, Baburam Rijal

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Modeling Individual Tree and Snag Dynamics in the Mixed-Species Acadian Forest, Matthew B. Russell

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Predicting Dynamics of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) Advance Regeneration Under Shelterwood Silviculture, Emma Louise Schulz

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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U.S. Forest Service Northern Conifer Experimental Forests: Historical Review and Examples of Silvicultural Research Applications, Kate Berven

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Rock Climbing Experience and Climbing Management Plan Implications in Acadia National Park: A Qualitative Approach, Kevin Dougherty

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LCA and Forest Biorefining: Environmental Assessment of a Modified OSB Mill and an Integrated Partial Equilibrium Framework for Policy Analysis, Jeffrey Mason Earles

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Incorporating Biodiversity Impact into Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Woodchips for Bioethanol Production, Binod Neupane

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The Influence of Commercial Thinning on Stand- and Tree-Level Mortality Patterns of Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) and Red Spruce (Picea rubens) Forests in Maine That Have or Have Not Received Precommercial Thinning, Joseph Robert Pekol

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Phenology at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine: Foliar Chemistry and Morphology, Erin Joelle Redding

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Material Properties of Wood Ash-Filled and Wollastonite-Filled Polyproplyene Wood Plastic Composites (WPCS), Jason Stevens

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Innovation in Maine's Logging Industry, Ian J. Stone

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Human Dimensions of a School-Centered, Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Research (CBEMR) Project Focused on Private Drinking Water Wells in New England, Teresa E. Thornton

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Influence of Neighborhood Structure on Growth in Northern Red Oak - Eastern White Pine Stands, Justin Waskiewicz

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Finding Common Ground: Exploring Meaningful Incentives for Family Forest Owners to Encourage Public Access to Private Lands in Maine, Martha Charlotte Willand

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Stand Dynamics and Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Natural Disturbance in an Acadian Old-Growth Reserve, Stacy Jo Birch

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Monitoring Vegetation Change by Using Remote Sensing: An Examination of Visitor-Induced Impact at Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Min Kook Kim

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Spatial Ecology and Compositional Management of American Beech and Sugar Maple Regeneration in Maine, Andrew S. Nelson

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Forest Change and Cover Type Monitoring and Evaluation of Disturbance Influences in Maine: 2000 to 2007, Matthew David Noone

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Measuring Strand Dynamics during Oriented Strand Composite Mat Formation, Spencer A. Perry

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Addressing the Age-Related Growth Decline in Red Spruce Productivity: Integrating Physiological and Genomic Approaches, Katherine J. Spencer

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History, Composition and Structure in Mature Second-Growth Acadian Forest Stands Managed with Irregular Shelterwood Silviculture, Nalbert Tarbox Tero

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Private Landowners and Public Access in the Northern Forest: An Analysis of Landowner Liability Concerns and Other Characteristics That Influence Posting, Lindsay Utley

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The Growth, Yield, and Financial Performance of Isolated Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) Reserve Trees, Christopher E. Zellers

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Patterns of Regeneration of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) as Influenced by Large Isolated Reserve Trees and Precommercial Thinning, Kate E. Zellers

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From Seeds to Trees: A Study of Educators' Influences on Forestry Outreach Development, Jacquelyn Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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A Case Study Approach for Assessing Operational and Silvicultural Performance of Whole-Tree Biomass Harvesting in Maine, Charles E. Coup

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The Influences of Conventional and Low Density Thinning on Leaf Area, Growth, and Growing Space Relationships of Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus L.), Christopher Henry Guiterman

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Microcrystalline Cellulose-Filled Engineering Thermoplastic Composites, Alper Kiziltas

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Optical Measurement of Strang Geometry and Orientation and Their Influence on Oriented Strand Composite Formation Quality, Victor Gaete- Martinez

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Generation of Forest Stand Type Maps Using High-Resolution Digital Imagery, Wilfred Jean-Baptiste Mercier

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Development of a Ligno-Cellulosic Polymeric and Reinforced Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Ryan Harris Mills

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Tree Regenration in the Acadian Forest of Central Maine, Matthew G. Olson

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The Influence of Hot Water Extraction on Physical and Mechanical Properties of OSB, Juan Jacobo Paredes Heller

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Characterizing the Mechanism of Improved Adhesion of Modified Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Surfaces, Gloria S. Oporto Velásquez

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Effects of Chronically Elevated N and S Deposition on the Nutrition and Physiology of Sugar Maple at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, Suzanne Bethers

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Forest Cover Change and Assessment of Drivers of Forest Conversion in Midcoast Maine between 2000 and 2006, Nathan A. Briggs

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Using Dendrochronology to Understand the Response of Eastern Hemlock to Past Stresses and its Current Status in Southern Maine, Sophia DeMaio