Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2016

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Cluster-Based Salient Object Detection Using K-Means Merging and Keypoint Separation with Rectangular Centers, Robert Buck

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Impact of Mass and Bond Energy Difference and Interface Defects on Thermal Boundary Conductance, ChangJin Choi

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Douglas-fir Beetle Mediated Changes to Fuel Complexes, Foliar Moisture Content and Terpenes in Interior Douglas-Fir Forests of the Central Rocky Mountains, Andrew D. Giunta

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The Implemetation of Interventions for Problem Behavior Based on the Results of Precursor Functional Analyses in the Early Childhood Setting, Hayley Halversen

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An Economic Analysis of Factors Affecting Pre-Weaned Dairy Calf Growth and Profit Optimization in Dairy Calf Operations, Vincent T. Hess

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Achieving Uniform Flow Distribution in Compact Irrigation Splitter Boxes with High Flow Rates, Joshua Ryan Hogge

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An Analysis of the Feasibility of Anaerobic Digestion on Small-Scale Dairies in Utah, Steven Chans Lund

2015

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Catalytic Pyrolysis of Olive Mill Wastewater Sludge, Hamza Abdellaoui

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Welfare State Context and Individual Health: The Role of Decommodification in Shaping Self-Perceived Health, Karin M. Abel

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The Influence of a Fluctuating Water Table on Arsenic Mobility in a Western U.S. Aquifer, Allia Maher Abu-Ramaileh

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Perceptions of Customized Employment Among Employers: A Survey and Focus Group, Melanie D. Adams

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Spatial Patterns of Rural and Exurban Residential Settlement and Agricultural Trends in the Intermountain West, Saleh Ahmed

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An Evaluation of Group Activity Schedules to Train Children with Autism to Play Hide-and-Seek with their Typically Developing Peers, Jessica S. Akers

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Systems Optimization Models to Improve Water Management and Environmental Decision Making, Omar Alminagorta Cabezas

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Improving Reuse of Distributed Transaction Software with Transaction-Aware Aspects, Anas Ahmad AlSobeh

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Design of Reliable and Secure Network-On-Chip Architectures, Dean Michael B Ancajas

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Image Blur Detection with Two-Dimensional Haar Wavelet Transform, Sarat Kiran Andhavarapu

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Organizational Adaptation in Local Stormwater Governance, Andrea Armstrong

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An online wear state monitoring methodology for off-the-shelf embedded processors, Srinath Arunachalam

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Geochemical Characterization of the Mountain Home Geothermal System, Trevor Alex Atkinson

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Understanding Myth and Myth as Understanding: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Mytho-Logic Narration, Sandra Bartlett Atwood

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Late Taino Occupation of Jamaica: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Faunal Materials from the Bluefields Bay Site, Diana M. Azevedo

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The Effects of Social Norms Feedback on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Skin Carotenoids Among College Students, Troy A. Bailey

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Binding Interactions of (R)- and (S)-hydroxypropyl-CoM Dehydrogenases and the Zinc Knuckle Proteins Air1 and Air2, Jeremy W. Bakelar

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Computational Modeling to Study Disease Development: Applications to Breast Cancer and an in vitro Model of Macular Degeneration, Qanita Bani Baker

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Annotation Tools for Multivariate Gene Set Testing of Non-Model Organisms, Russell K. Banks

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The Effect of a Class-wide Training on Prosocial Bystander Behaviors, Charity Deanne Barnes

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Romantic Relationship Quality and Technological Communication: Examining the Roles of Attachment Representations and Rejection Sensitivity, Ron C. Bean

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The Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Conventional and Engineered On-Site Wastewater Drain Fields, James Beardall

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Characterization of an E2V Charge-Coupled Device for the Michelson Interferometer for Global High-Resolution Thermospheric Imaging Instrument, James Beukers

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Using Network Models to Predict Steelhead Abundance, Middle Fork John Day, OR, Monica R. Blanchard

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Factors Influencing Farmers' Utilization of Auto-Guidance Technology in Northern Utah, Thomas A. Bleazard

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An Evaluation of Demand Functions for Attention and Food in Children with Autism, Bistra K. Bogoev

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A Translational Investigation of Positive and Negative Behavioral Contrast, Megan A. Boyle

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Relative Toxicity of Select Dehydropyrrolizidine Alkaloids and Evaluation of a Heterozygous P53 Knockout Mouse Model for Dehydropyrrolizidine Alkaloid Induced Carcinogenesis, Ammon W. Brown

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"We are Entitled to, and we Must Have, Medical Care": San Juan County's Farm Security Administration Medical Plan, 1938-1946, John Howard Brumbaough Jr.

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The Colorado Plateau as a Virtual Laboratory for Mobile Games for Geoscience Education and Relations Between Rock Strength and River Metrics, Natalie Bursztyn

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An Automatic Algorithm for Textured Digital Elevation Model Formation using Aerial Texel Swaths, Taylor C. Bybee

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Short Term Effectiveness of High Density Large Woody Debris in Asotin Creek as a Cheap and Cheerful Restoration Restoration Action, Reid Camp

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Factors Influencing the Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse Inhabiting the Bear Lake Plateau and Valley, Idaho and Utah, Casey J. Cardinal

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Fascism and Culture in Sicily: The Centennial of Vincenzo Bellini's Death, Olga A. Casaretti

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Effects of Beef Finishing Diets and Muscle Type on Meat Quality, Fatty Acids and Volatile Compounds, Arkopriya Chail

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Cultural, Demographic, and Environmental Influences on Risk Perception and Mitigation in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Voravee Saengawut Chakreeyarat

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Influencing Acceptability of Parent Training Interventions Through Treatment Rationales, Trisha Chase

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Couple Leisure Time: Building Bonds Early in Marriage Through Leisure, Joy Lynne Chavez

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Negotiated Settlement and the Durability of Peace: Agreement Design, Implementation, and Mediated Civil Wars, Chong Chen

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Improvement of Nutrient Utilization Efficiency, Ruminal Fermentation and Lactational Performance of Dairy Cows by Feeding Birdsfoot Trefoil, Rachael G. Christensen

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The Underground Gang: Cyclist Group Identity as Expressed Throughout Folk Art, Folk Events, Narratives, and Community Spaces, Anna P. Christiansen

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Long-term Study of Crowdfunding Platform: Predicting Project Success and Fundraising Amount, Jinwook Chung

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Assessing Preference for Home Language or English Praise in English Language Learners with Disabilities, Casey James Clay

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Greater Sage-Grouse Seasonal Habitat Models, Response to Juniper Reduction and Effects of Capture Behavior on Vital Rates, in Northwest Utah, Avery Cook

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The Effect of Deposition from Static Rocket Tests on Immature Corn, Alfalfa, and Winter Wheat, Eric Curry

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Analytical Comparison of Bovine Parentage Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, Joshua Jeffrey Dallin

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Modeling the Ecological Consequences of Visitor Behavior in Off-Trail Areas Dispersed Recreation Use, Ashley L. D'Antonio

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St. John Chrysostom's and Philip Melanchthon's Views of Justification (ΔΙΚΑΙΩΣΙΣ) in St. Paul's Epistles, With Special Attention to How Their Respective Intellectual Environments Influenced Their Interpretations, Cameron Davis

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Introducing Two New Weed Control Tools: A "Smart" Spray Wand and a Wildland Weed Treatment Time Model, Bryan E. Dayton

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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Identity Conflict, and Psychosocial Health Amongst Same-Sex Attracted Mormons, John P. Dehlin

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Price Slides Within Cattle Markets Over Time and Space, Justin Edward Dickamore

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Microfabrication of Bio-Analytical Devices: Microelectrode Array and Traveling-Wave Electrophoresis, Neil Draper

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Young Widows' Grief: A Descriptive Study of Personal and Contextual Factors Associated with Conjugal Loss, C. Ryan Dunn

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Attacker-Induced Traffic Flow Instability in a Stream of Automated Vehicles, Daniel D. Dunn

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Effects of Environmental Water Transfers on Stream Temperatures, Logan Elmore

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Face Recognition Under Varying Illuminations, Mohammadreza Faraji

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Ecology, Behavior and Taxonomy of Anurans from Brazil's Atlantic Forest, Rodrigio Barbosa Ferreira

DNA Methylation in Lung Tissues of Mouse Offspring Exposed in Utero to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Trevor Fish

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DNA Methylation in Lung Tissues of Mouse Offspring Exposed In utero to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Trevor J. Fish

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Digital Soil Mapping Using Landscape Stratification for Arid Rangelands in the Eastern Great Basin, Central Utah, Brook B. Fonnesbeck

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A Century of Geomorphic Change of the San Rafael River and Implications for River Rehabilitation, Stephen T. Fortney

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The Impact of the Updated National School Lunch Program Meal Standards on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary School Students in Cache County Utah, Jillian C. Fox

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Fire Environment Analysis at Army Garrison Camp Williams in Relation to Fire Behavior Potential for Gauging Fuel Modification Needs, Scott M. Frost

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An Analysis of Sensitivity in Economic Forecasting for Pavement Management Systems, Antonio Fuentes

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The Role of Medical Comorbidities on the Risk for Severe Dementia, Institutionalization, and Death in Alzheimer's Disease: A Population Study in Cache County, Utah, Mac J. Gilbert

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African American Female Engineering Students' Persistence in Stereotype-threatening Environments: A Critical Race Theory Perspective, Stacie LeSure Gregory

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The Use of Feedback in Group Counseling in a State Vocational Rehabilitation Setting: A Pilot Study, Saara Grizzell

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Interactive Computer Simulation and Animation Learning Modules: A Mixed-method Study of Their Effects on Students' Problem Solving in Particle Dynamics, Yongquing Guo

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Teaching Bystander Skills Through Fluency Training, Emilee Hagloch

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Propaganda Powers Social Reform: The Visual Rhetoric of Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, and Norman Rockwell, Shelly Stock Halling

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How Arizona Community College Teachers Go About Learning to Teach, Carolyn J. Hamblin

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The Effects of Interactive Computer Simulation and Animation on Student Learning of Rigid Body Dynamics: A Mixed Method Study, Oai Ha

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School-Based Mental Health Practices in Utah: A Descriptive Study, Dina Hargrave

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Comparison of Neurological Activation Patterns of Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders when Verbally Responding to a Pragmatic Task, Daphne U. Hartzheim

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Optimization and Control of Lumped Transmitting Coil-Based in Motion Wireless Power Transfer Systems, Nazmul Hasan

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High Resolution Multi-Spectral Imagery and Learning Machines in Precision Irrigation Water Management, Leila Hassan-Esfahani

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Investigation of Sugar/Polyols as Weakly Interacting Cosolvents and their Influence on Hardening of High-Protein Nutrition Bars, Sami Kadhim Hassan

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Self-Learning, DVD-Based Education Versus Traditional Education Approaches to Improve the Safety of Warfarin Use Among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Jessica Oliver Hatch

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Expert Rural Elementary School Teachers' Planning for Effective Instruction, Lance T. Hatch

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Methods of Processing Kenaf Chopped Strand Mats for Manufacturing Test Specimens and Composite Structures, Joshua W. Heil

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: 2014 Farm Bill Insect and Disease Restoration Provision -- True Gift or False Hope?, Jamilee E. Holmstead

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Grass-Shrub Spatial Associations Over Precipitation and Grazing Gradients in the Great Basin, USA, Maike F. Holthuijzen

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Salt and the Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa): Evolutionary Investigations of Local Adaptation to an Anthropogenic and Natural Stressor, Gareth Rowland Hopkins

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Altitudinal Variability of Quiet-time Plasma Drifts in the Equatorial Ionosphere, Debrup Hui

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Analysis of Portfolio Diversification and Risk Management of Livestock Assets in the Borana Pastoral System of Southern Ethiopia, Medhat Ibrahim

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Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Based Biomarker Detection for B-Cell Malignancies, Nathan Israelsen

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Computational Prediction and Rational Design of Novel Clusters, Nanoparticles, and Solid State Materials, Alexander S. Ivanov

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Ego-Identity and Long-Term Moratoria: Associations with College Attendance and Religious Volunteerism, Mark A. Jackson

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The Role of Diet, Erythrocyte Membrane Fatty Acid Composition, and Alzheimer's-related Genes in Systemic Inflammation in the Cache County Memory Study, Rola Adnan Jalloun

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Runtime Detection of a Bandwidth Denial Attack from a Rogue Network-on-Chip, Rajesh JayashankaraShridevi

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A Study of the Dayside High-Lattitude Ionospheric Electrodynamics During Extended Solar Minimum, Janelle V. Jenniges

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Sequence Stratigraphy, Depositional Environments and Geochemistry of the middle Cambrian Bloomington Formation in Northern Utah, Christopher Ryan Jensen

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Testing of Rainflow Histograms of Strain for Implementation as a Bridge Weigh-in-Motion Technnique, Nephi R. Johnson