Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2014

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Nitrogen Cycling in the Rhizosphere of Cheatgrass and Crested Wheatgrass: Contributions of Root Exudates and Senescence, Kendalynn A. Morris

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Estimating the Effectiveness of a Seasonal Gas Tax for Controlling Episodic PM2.5 Concentrations in Cache County, Utah, Leo A. Moscardini

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Multi-Scale Modeling of Microbial Defection in the Presence of Antibiotics, Darshan Dilip Nahar

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Distribution of Heavy Metals from Flue Gas in Algal Bioreactor, Katerine Napan

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Nutrient Utilization, Lactational Performance, and Profitability of Dairy Cows by Feeding Protein Supplements in High-Forage Lactation Diets, Kathryn Neal

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Statistical Modeling, Exploration, and Visualization of Snow Water Equivalent Data, James Beguah Odei

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Occurrence and Removal of Ultra-Low Level Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water, Christel Olsen

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Teacher Orientation to Social Studies: A Phenomenological Study, Jefgfrey A. Olsen

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The Triad Trial: Online Education for Coaches on the Prevention of the Female Athlete Triad, Megan Jane Ostler

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Pathway Pioneer: Heterogenous Server Architecture for Scientific Visualization and Pathway Search in Metabolic Network Using Informed Search, Vipul Kantilal Oswal

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Bark Beetle-Induced Changes to Crown Fuel Flammability and Crown Fire Potential, Wesley G. Page

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REAL-TIME SCHEDULING ALGORITHM DESIGN ON STOCHASTIC PROCESSORS, Anushka Pakrashi

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Biophysically-Based Measurement of Plant Water Status Using Canopy Temperature, Christopher K. Parry

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A VIDEO-BASED PREFERENCE ASSESSMENT IN IDENTIFYING SOCIALLY REINFORCING STIMULI, Rachelle N. Peterson

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Rock Strength of Caprock Seal Lithologies: Evidence for Past Seal Failure, Migration of Fluids and the Analysis of the Reservoir Seal Interface in Outcrop and the Subsurface, Elizabeth Sandra Petrie

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Flexural, Shear, and Punching Shear Capacity of Three 48-Year-Old Prestressed Lightweight Concrete Double-Tee Bridge Girders, Christopher S. Pettigrew

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The Effects of Pipewall Offsets on Water Meter Accuracy, Jesse M. Pope

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Religious Educators' Experiences With Self-Directed Learning in Professional Development: A Qualitative Study, Brandon D. Porter

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Linking Temporal and Spatial Variability of Millennial and Decadal-Scale Sediment Yield to Aquatic Habitat in the Columbia River Basin, Elijah Portugal

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The Kimama Core: A 6.4 Ma Record of Volcanism, Sedimentation, and Magma Petrogenesis on the Axial Volcanic High, Snake River Plain, ID, Katherine Elizabeth Potter

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Exploiting Sparsity and Dictionary Learning to Efficiently Classify Materials in Hyperspectral Imagery, Andrew E. Pound

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Considerations for Hood Placement and Design Downstream from a Fixed-Cone Valve, Barry Jacob Prettyman

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Comparison of Selected Differential Producing, Ultrasonic, and Magnetic Flow Meters, Johnny B. Prettyman

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Sustainable Production of Novel Biomaterials in Escherichia coli, Asif Rahman

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American Bison Ecology and Bison-Cattle Interactions in an Isolated Montane Environment, Dustin H. Ranglack

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Improving Reuse and Maintainability of Communication Software With Conversation-Aware Aspects, Ali Raza

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The Impact of Social Support, Psychosocial Characteristics, and Contextual Factors on Racial Disparities in Hypertension, E. Miranda Reiter

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Impact of Organic Matter Composition from Urban Streams and Storm Water on Oxygen Consumption in the Jordan River, Jacob Matt Richardson

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Physically Based Preconditioning Techniques Applied to the First Order Particle Transport and to Fluid Transport in Porous Media, Michael Rigley

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Ringtail Distribution, Dermatoglyphics, and Diet in Zion National Park, Utah, Adrian Argie Roadman

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Spacecraft Guidance Techniques for Maximizing Mission Success, Shane B. Robinson

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Investigations of CHO 1-15 and Silk Gland Cell Line Development, Susan Kathleen Robinson

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE THE SELF-EFFICACY OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS, Trevor P. Robinson

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Molecular Systematics, Historical Biogeography, and Evolution of Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Juanita Rodriguez

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Uniform Temperature Predictions and Temperature Gradient Effects on I-Girder and Box Girder Concrete Bridges, Edyson Rojas

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Influence of Stand Composition on Soil Organic Carbon Stabilization and Biochemistry in Aspen and Conifer Forests of Utah, Mercedes Roman Dobarco

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Sinners in the City of Saints: Flappers in Salt Lake City, Bree Ann Romero

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Assessing Changes in Waterfowl Population and Community Dynamics, Beth E. Ross

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Phosphorus Mobility in the Shallow Unconfined Aquifer at Pineview Reservoir, Utah, Christine Rumsey

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The Impact of Computer-Adaptive Benchmark Data and Assessment Literacy on Student Achievement and Motivation in Mathematics, Sheryl J. Rushton

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The Optimal Cow Size for Intermountain Cow-Calf Operations: The Impact of Public Grazing Fees on the Optimal Cow Size, Jesse Russell

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The Design and Testing of a Three-Degree-of-Freedom Small Satellite Simulator Using a Linear Controller with Feedback Linearization and Trajectory Generation, Marina A. Samuels

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Characterization of Lactose Esters for Their Antimicrobial and Emulsification Properties, Guneev Sandhu

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Family-Wise Error Rate Control in Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping and Gene Ontology Graphs with Remarks on Family Selection, Garret Saunders

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ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY OF FAVIPIRAVIR (T-705) AGAINST LETHAL RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS INFECTION IN HAMSTERS, Dionna Scharton

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Use of Semi-Analytical Solutions to Examine Parameter Sensitivity and the Role of Spatially Variable Stream Hydraulics in Transient Storage Modeling, Noah M. Schmadel

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Macroinvertebrate-Driven Nutrient Recycling in Four Large Rivers, Matt A. Schroer

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Labyrinth Weirs: A Look Into Geometric Variation and Its Effect on Efficiency and Design Method Predictions, Tyler Robert Seamons

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Improving the Physical Processes and Model Integration Functionality of an Energy Balance Model for Snow and Glacier Melt, Avirup Sen Gupta

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A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation, Tracy E. Sermon

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MULTIVERSEJAVA, Vishal Sharma

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"Wires and Lights in a Box": Fahrenheit 451 as a Product of Postwar Anxiety About Television, Christine V. Shell

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Contributing Factors to the Success of Small-Scale Diversified Farms In the Mountain West, Mary Shepherd

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Regulation of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Genes in Bovine Trophoblast Cells, Bi Shi

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Strong Marriages in the African American Community: How Religion Contributes to a Healthier Marriage, Lucy K. Shirisia

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Calculating Willingness-To-Pay As a Function of Biophysical Water Quality and Water Quality Perceptions, Carlos G. Silva

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Automated Reverse Engineering of Malware to Develop Network Signatures to Match with Known Network Signatures, Dan Sinema

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Pathway Pioneer: A Web-Based Graphical Tool for the Organization and Flux Analysis of Metabolic Networks, Sumit Kumar Singh

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A Strange Kind of Dying, Christina M. Sitton

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The History of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University, Aaron Smith

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Biopsychosocial Variables Predict Compensation and Medical Costs of Radiofrequency Neurotomy in Utah Workers' Compensation Patients, Amie L. Smith

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Impact of Beaver Ponds on Stream Temperature and on Solar Radiation Penetration in Water, Camilla J. Snow

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Network Applications and the Utah Homeless Network, Michael A. Snyder

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Are Experimentally Derived Estimates of Thermal Tolerance Useful in Interpreting Species Distribution Models, Iva Sokolovska

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The Role of the Transcendent in Landscapes, Kathryn E. Sonntag

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Channel Adjustment and Channel-Floodplain Sediment Exchange in the Root River, Southeastern Minnesota, Michael A. Souffront Alcantara

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Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Participant Engagement in State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Joshua D. Southwick

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Evaluation of Composting of Municipal Solid Waste, J. Ryan Stebbins

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The 2007-2009 Recession, Employment, and Housing-Related Financial Stressors, and Marital Outcomes, Robert C. Stewart

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Predictors of Persistence and Resurgence: Evaluation of a Behavioral Momentum-Based Approach, Mary M. Sweeney

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SOIL WATER FLUX ESTIMATES FROM STREAMING POTENTIAL AND PENTA-NEEDLE HEAT PULSE PROBE MEASUREMENTS, Pawel J. Szafruga

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An Investigation of the Interaction of Beliefs and Behaviors in the Classroom, JenneLyn Talbot

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Self-Reported Psychopathology Correlates of Homeless Youth in Utah, Kimberlee Taylor

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Detailed Analysis of the Domains of Mtr4 and How They Regulate Helicase Activity, Lacy Leigh Taylor

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The Relationship Between Attachment, Couple Conflict, and Recovery From Conflict, Nathan C. Taylor

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On the Complexity of Collecting Items With a Maximal Sliding Agent, Pedro J. Tejada

STRUCTURE AND MULTI-CENTER BONDING: FROM ATOMIC CLUSTERS TO SOLID PHASE MATERIALS, Galeev R. Timur

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EXPERT VS. NOVICE: PROBLEM DECOMPOSITION/RECOMPOSITION IN ENGINEERING DESIGN, Song Ting

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MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SPIDER SILK FILMS MADE FROM ORGANIC AND WATER BASED DOPES, Chauncey Lewis Tucker

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Midwife, Young Maiden, and Physician: Image and Authority in Karen Cushman's Female Healers, Angela C. Turnbow

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Common Themes Associated with Teacher-Identified Obstacles to Implementing Change in Mathematics Instruction Attributable to Participation in Mathematics Professional Development, Ronald A. Twitchell

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The Benefits of Animal Traceability Systems on a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in Utah, Christian Michael Ukkestad

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A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECOLOGICAL SITES AND STATE-AND-TRANSITION MODELS, Matthew W. Van Scoyoc

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Systematics and Behavioral Evolution of Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Cecilia Waichert Monteiro

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Use of a Net Rate of Energy Intake Model to Examine Differences in Juvenile Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Densities and the Energetic Implications of Restoration, C. Eric Wall

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Old Roots: Place-Making and Hybrid Landscapes of Refugee Urban Farmers, Missy Ward-Lambert

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The Spatial Relationship Between Crime and Public Transportation: A Geospatial Analysis of Salt Lake City's Trax System, Joel W. Warren

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Marital Preparation, Experiences, and Personal Qualities in a Qualitative Study of Individuals in Great Marriages, Jennifer M. Weiss

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Policy Designs to Address Water Allocations During Societal Transitions: The Southern Nevada Water Authority's Groundwater Development Project, Lisa W. Welsh

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Indoor Air: Emission From Consumer Products and the Use of Plants for Air Sampling, Todd A. Wetzel

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The Ecosystem Role of Fishes in Lotic Environments, Christopher C. Wheeler

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Severed Hands as Symbols of Humanity in Legend and Popular Narratives, Scott White

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This Grief I Cannot Hold, MaryAnn Widerburg

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The One Man Crew: The Creating and Sustaining of a Master Folk Artist, Heidi Jean Williams

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Expressive Writing and Marital Satisfaction: A Writing Sample Anlysis, Rachel B. Williams

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The Role of Vegetation Structure, Composition, and Nutrition in Greater Sage-Grouse Ecology in Northwestern Utah, Brian R. Wing

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An Evaluation of the Food Web Dynamics and Predator Prey Interactions in Scofield Reservoir, Lisa K. Winters

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Effects of Condensed Tannins on the Toxicity of Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) to Cattle, Carolyn L. Wong

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Fault and Fluid Interactions in the Elsinore Fault-West Salton Detachment Fault Damage Zones, Agua Caliente County Park, California, Rebekah Erin Wood

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Numerical Examination of Flux Correction for Solving the Navier-Stokes Equations on Unstructured Meshes, Dalon G. Work