Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2017

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Maximum Likelihood Temperature/Emissivity Separation of Hyperspectral Images with Gaussian Distributed Downwelling Radiance, David A. Neal

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Foreign Fighter Recruitment Messaging and the ‘Islamic State’, Jacob M. Nelson

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Innovation in Intelligence: An Analysis of U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Modernization during the Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934, Laurence M. Nelson III

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The Role of the Fatty Acid Signaling Pathway in Dietary-Induced Obesity, Melissa N. Nelson

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Foraging Ecology of Mountain Lions in the Sierra National Forest, California, Bradley C. Nichols

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Statistical Models of I-15 Bridge C-846: Changes in Natural Frequencies due to Temperature, Gilbert Nichols

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Developing a General Methodology for Evaluating Composite Action in Insulated Wall Panels, Jaiden Thomas Olsen

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Public Opinion on Renewable Energy: The Nexus of Climate, Politics, and Economy, Shawn K. Olson-Hazboun

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Strategies for Increased Lactic Acid Production from Algal Cake Fermentations at Low pH by Lactobacillus casei, Tom J. Overbeck

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Increasing Knowledge and Detection of Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions in White College Students, Christina A. Patterson

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Expert Consensus On Barriers to College and University Online Education for Students with Blindness and Low Vision, Sachin D. Pavithran

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Object Recognition in Videos Utilizing Hierarchical and Temporal Objectness with Deep Neural Networks, Liang Peng

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Applications of Relative Motion Models Using Curvilinear Coordinate Frames, Alex C. Perez

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Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater: Effects of Inoculants and Nutrient Management on Biomethane Production and Treatment, Jason Peterson

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The Short and Long-Term Effects of Temperature and Strain on a Concrete Bulb-Tree Girder Bridge, Ethan Pickett

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Chemical Bonding in Novel 0-, 1-, 2-, and 3-Dimensional Chemical Species, Ivan A. Popov

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Prestress Losses and Temperature Effects on a Deck Bulb Tee Girder Bridge, Phillip Powelson

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Understanding the Biology of Clover Root Curculio and Improving Their Management Using Biofumigation in Alfalfa, Steven J. Price

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The Influence of Wind Energy Development on Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) Breeding Season Ecology in Eastern Idaho, Matthew C. Proett

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Environmental Values and Landscape Architecture: A New Ecological Paradigm Study, Emmet J. Pruss

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Mechanical Performance of Natural / Natural Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Composite Materials Using Finite Element Method Based Micromechanics and Experiments, Muhammad Ziaur Rahman

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The Effects of Previous Concussions on the Physiological Complexity of Motor Output During a Continuous Isometric Visual-Motor Tracking Task, Adam C. Raikes

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Diversity-Related Experiences Among College Students in the Promotion of Social Justice Orientation, Multicultural Openness, and Community Involvement, Alexandra K. Reveles

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Predicting the impact of a northern pike (Esox lucius) invasion on endangered June sucker (Chasmistes liorus) and sport fishes in Utah Lake, UT, Jamie Reynolds

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Conservative Tryptophan Mutations in Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase PTP1B and its Effect on Catalytic Rate and Chemical Reaction, Teisha Richan

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Activities and Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia, Cassidy Rose

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Interactions Between Plant Water-Stress and Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Spider Mite Infestations in Corn, Alice Ruckert

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Propagating Perfection: Eugenic Sterilization at the Utah State Training School, 1935 - 1974, Jennifer Rust

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Autonomous Highway Systems Safety and Security, Imran Sajjad

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Best Practices for Volume Flow Rate Measurements Using PIV at the Exit of a Turbulent Round Jet, Robert Schaap

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Spatial and Behavioral Patterns of Captive Coyotes, Jeffrey T. Schultz

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Precision Drought Stress in Orchards: Rootstock Evaluation, Trunk Hydration and Canopy Temperature, Lance V. Scott

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Power Analysis of Continuous Data Capture in BeePi, a Solar- Powered Multi-Sensor Electronic Beehive Monitoring System for Langstroth Beehives, Keval Shah

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Water Entry Impact Dynamics of Diving Birds, Saberul Islam Sharker

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Estimating Accuracy of Personal Identifiable Information in Integrated Data Systems, Amani "Mohammad Jum'h" Amin Shatnawi

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Role of ATP Hydrolysis and Mechanism of Substrate Reduction in Nitrogenase, Sudipta Shaw

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Parent Perspectives on Preparing Students with Intellectual Disabilities for Inclusive Postsecondary Education, Jeff C. Sheen

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Intentional Mentoring through 4-H: The Role of 4-H in a Successful Mentoring Program Between Youth and Adults, Emily Ann Shepperd

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A Survey and Performance Analysis of Orbit Propagators for LEO, GEO, and Highly Elliptical Orbits, Simon P. Shuster

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Evaluating Utah 4-H STEM Curricula Used to Promote STEM in Utah 4-H Programs, Michelle D. Simmons

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Effects of Changing Environments on Survival of a Widely Distributed Ungulate, S Andrew Sims

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Training Parents in Descriptive Assessment and Function Identification, Makenzie Sip

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Recreation Community Branding: A Comparative Analysis within Utah’s Wasatch Front, Lynda D. D. Smith

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An Exploratory Study of Fifth-Grade Students’ Reasoning About the Relationship Between Fractions and Decimals When Using Number Line-Based Virtual Manipulatives, Scott Smith

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Characterization of the Thermal Resistance of Grain Boundaries of Cerium Oxide, Jesse Spackman

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The Development of English Learners as Writers of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire

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Burning Budgets: Does an Institutional Blank-Check Raise the Severity and Cost of Fighting Wildland Fires?, Devin T. Stein

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Development and Application of Hydraulic and Hydrogeologic Models to Better Inform Management Decisions, Trinity L. Stout

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Real-time Vision-Based Lane Detection with 1D Haar Wavelet Transform on Raspberry Pi, Vikas Reddy Sudini

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How High School Records and ACT Scores Predict College Graduation, Lianqun Sun

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Effects of Computer Simulation and Animation (CSA) on Students’ Problem Solving in Engineering Dynamics: What and How, Seyed Mohammad Tajvidi

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The Behavior and Ecology of Cursorial Predators and Dangerous Prey: Integrating Behavioral Mechanisms with Population-level Patterns in Large Mammal Systems, Aimee Tallian

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Eportfolio Adoption's Mediating Influence On Faculty Perspectives: An Activity Theory View, Jonathan M. Thomas

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Investigating Patterns of Fluvial Form and Incision Near the Yellowstone Hotspot — Alpine Canyon of the Snake River, Wyoming, Daphnee Tuzlak

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Modeling De Novo Granulation of Anaerobic Sludge, Honey Varghese

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Heat Transfer Analysis of Localized Heat-Treatment for Grade 91 Steel, Jacob D. Walker

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Hydrocarbon and CO2 Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Well Pad Soils Comparative to Background Soil Emissions in Eastern Utah, Cody S. Watkins

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Bridging Post-Wildfire Communication Gaps between Managers, Researchers, and Local Communities, including a Biological Soil Crust Case Study, Hilary Louise Whitcomb

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Redefining Landscape Norms: Exploring the Influence of Normative Landscaping Patterns in Washington County, Utah, Ryan White

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Seasonal Development of the Biological Control Agent of Dalmatian Toadflax, Mecinus janthiniformis (Curculionidae: Coleoptera), in Utah: Phenology, Overwintering Success, and Mortality, Samantha A. Willden

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Uncertainty of Stereo PIV Calibration and Self-Calibration, Braydon J. Williams

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Combinatorial Games on Graphs, Trevor K. Williams

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A Comparison of Design Processes Between Sustainable SITES Certified and Noncertified Urban Open Space Projects, Jennifer A. Wilseman

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Evaluation of Flux Correction on Three-dimensional Strand Grids with an Overset Cartesian Grid, Dalon G. Work

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Utah Farm Field Days, Paige Wray

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A Tournament Approach to Price Discovery in the US Cattle Market, Jeffrey Wright

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Effects of Parent Training on Increased Knowledge and Changes in Perceptions Regarding Transition to Adulthood for Middle School Youth with Disabilities, Lauren E. Wright

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Neutro-Connectedness Theory, Algorithms and Applications, Min Xian

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Effect of n-3 and n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Inflammation, Tao Xu

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Geometric Facility Location Problems on Uncertain Data, Jingru Zhang

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Using Silkworms as a Host to Spin Spider Silk-Like Fibers, Xiaoli Zhang

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Short and Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring of Highway Bridges, Navid Zolghadri

2016

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The Effects of Rootstock, Scion, Grafting Method and Plant Growth Regulators on Flexural Strength and Hydraulic Resistance of Apple, Stuart W. Adams

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Student Satisfaction at Utah State University Regional Campuses, Taylor K. Adams

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Comparing Conventional and Noninvasive Monitoring Techniques for Assessing Cougar Population Size in the Southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Peter D. Alexander

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Toward a General Parametric Model for Assessing the Impact of Video Transcoding on Objective Video Quality, Nawaf Omar N. Alsrehin

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The Relationship Between Adolescents' Use of Internet-enabled Mobile Devices and Engaging in Problematic Digital Behaviors, Ryan Atwood

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Structural and Lithological Influences on the Tony Grove Alpine Karst System, Bear River Range, North Central Utah, Kirsten Bahr

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To Dot Product Graphs and Beyond, Sean Bailey

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From Crisis to Crisis: A Big Data, Antenarrative Analysis of How Social Media Users Make Meaning During and After Crisis Events, Adam R. Bair

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A Study of the Pedagogical and Structural Elements Being Incorporated into the Design of Hybrid Courses for Higher Education, Deborah Kezerian Baird

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Investigation into Regional Climate Variability using Tree-Ring Reconstruction, Climate Diagnostics and Prediction, Daniel A. Barandiaran

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A Mixed-Method Study of Mobile Devices and Student Self-Directed Learning and Achievement During a Middle School STEM Activity, Scott Bartholomew

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Effects of Thermosonication on Microbial Population Reduction and Solubillity Index in Skim Milk Powder, Nicola F. Beatty

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Effects of a Flavonoid-Rich Diet on Gut Microbiota Composition and Production of Trimethylamine in Human Subjects, Justin S. Bell

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Spider Aggregate Glue Sequence Characterization and Expression, Kyle Berg

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Rapid Savanna Response to Changing Precipitation Intensity, Ryan S. Berry

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Diversity-Related Experiences and Academic Performance Among Ethnic Minority College Students, Amabda K. Blume

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The Market Potential for Food and Agricultural Tourism in Utah, Miranda Bradshaw

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An Allometric Approach to Evaluate Physiological and Production Efficiencies in Tree Size for Tart Cherry and Apple Orchard Systems, Zachary T. Brym

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Increasing the Sustainability of Utah Farms by Incorporating Quinoa as a Novel Crop and Protecting Soil Health, Kristine R. Buckland

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

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The Art of Devotion: Style, Culture, and Practice in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Kashmir, Nina Cavazos

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Investigating and Improving Bridge Management System Methodologies Under Uncertainty, Minwoo Chang

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Effects of a Self-Management Procedure Using Student Feedback on Staff Members' use of Praise in an Out-Of-School Time Program, Cade T. Charlton

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Optimizing the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Architecture in Smart Grid, Alireza Chasempour

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Exploiting Adaptive Techniques to Improve Processor Energy Efficiency, Hu Chen

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Efficient Device to Device Communication Underlaying Heterogeneous Networks, Xue Chen

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