Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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Emerging Technology to Exclude Wildlife from Roads: Electrified Pavement and Deer Guards in Utah, USA, Joseph P. Flower

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Migratory Waterbird Ecology at a Critical Staging Area, Great Salt Lake, Utah, Maureen G. Frank

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An Examination of How Qualitatively Different Delayed Outcomes are Discounted, Jonathan Friedel

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Refugee and Employer Perceptions of the Effects of Capital on Refugee Employability in Utah, Christian L. Fritz

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Europa's Bane Ethnic Conflict and Economics on the Czechoslovak Path From Nationalism to Communism, 1848-1948, Mathias Fuelling

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The Utah Forest Dynamics Plot: Long-Term Ecological Monitoring and Theoretical Ecology in a High-Elevation Subalpine Environment, Tucker J. Furniss

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Low-Temperature Aqueous Corrosion Behavior of Uranium Molybdenum Alloys, Levi D. Gardner

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Evaluation of Interactive Computerized Training to Teach Paraprofessionals How to Implement Errorless Discrete Trial Instruction, Kristina R. Gerencser

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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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Investigating Biosynthetic Steps of an Angucycline Antifungal, S. Gabrielle Gladstone

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The Ideal Educator: Investigating Teaching Culture and Teaching Styles through Teacher Self-Efficacy and Social Acceptance, Jared R. Glenn

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Epistemic Beliefs of Middle and High School Students in a Problem-Based, Scientific Inquiry Unit: An Exploratory, Mixed Methods Study, Jiangyue Gu

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Utilizing ACT Daily as a Self-Guided Mobile App Intervention for Depressed and Anxiety in a College Counseling Center, Jack A. Haeger

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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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Influence of Disturbance on Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Selection in Southern Utah, Erica P. Hansen

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Political Parties and Direct Democracy: An Analysis of the 2015 Greek Referendum, Megan E. Hansen

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An Analysis of Variability of Play Behavior with Preschool Children with Autism, Mary Katherine Endicott Harris

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Incorporating a Training Construct into the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, Matthew E. Harris

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Plasma Velocity Vector Instrument for Small Satellites (PVVISS), William Smith Hatch

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Family and Center Childcare Providers: Correlates Among Mathematics Anxiety/Attitudes toward Mathematics, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Other Factors, Shawnee M. Hendershot

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Impact of Heavy Metal Contamination From Coal Flue Gas on Microalgae Biofuel and Biogas Production Through Multiple Conversation Pathways, Derek E. Hess

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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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An Analysis of Airborne Data Collection Methods for Updating Highway Feature Inventory, Yi He

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Classification of Spacetimes with Symmetry, Jesse W. Hicks

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Considering the Crossroads of Distance Education: The Experiences of Instructors as They Transitioned to Online or Blended Courses, David D. Hoffman

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“Touched by Time”: Geopolitical Themes of Estonian National Identity through Song Festivals, Mandy L. Hoggard

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

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Relationships between Riparian Vegetation, Hydrology, Climate and Disturbance across the Western United States, Nathaniel Hough-Snee

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Interference Mitigation in Multi-Hop Wireless Networks with Advanced Physical-Layer Techniques, Yantian Hou

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Fear-based Policymaking: How Government Agencies Exploit Mortality Risk Perceptions, Alecia M. Hunter

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Laboratory Modeling of Piping Initiation Behavior Through Constricted Outlet, Ibrahim Ahmed Abdelmotelb Ibrahim

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A Light in the Dark: Luminescence Dating Intermountain Ware Ceramics from Four Archaeological Sites in Northwestern Wyoming, Carlie J. Ideker

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Blind Front-end Processing of Dynamic Multi-channel Wideband Signals, Kevin Jackson

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An Optical System to Transform the Output Beam of a Quantum Cascade Laser to be Uniform, Jordan M. Jacobson

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Bringing the States Back in: Institutional Determinants of State Level Immigration Policies, Paul D. Jacobs

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Crystallization Behavior of Waxes, Sarbojeet Jana

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Partially Closed Valve Effects on Electromagnetic Flow Meter Accuracy, Jordan Clark Jarrett

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Entrepreneurs' Percieved Factors of Success and Barriers-to-Entry for Small Business and Farm Operations in Rural Paraguay, Braden J. Jensen

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A New Low-Cost Microstrip Antenna Array for 60 GHz Applications, Darwin J. Joaquin

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Structural and Biochemical Characterization of the Frequency-Interacting RNA Helicase FRH, Jacqueline M. Johnson

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The Role of Sexual Communication in Committed Relationships, Adam C. Jones

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Crustal Architecture of the Snake River Plain, Idaho, Through Geochemical Investigation of Crustal Sill and Shallow Subvolcanic Xenoliths, Douglas James Jones

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Lived Experience of Young Widowed Individuals, Eunicia Jones

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Benchmark Experiments for Natural Convection in Nuclear Fuel Rod Bundles, Kyle L. Jones

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The Effects of Meter Orientation Downstream of a Short Radius Elbow on Electromagnetic Flow Meters, Jared C. Justensen

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Accumulation and Release of Trace Inorganic Contaminants from Biofilm Matrices Produced and Challenged Under Drinking Water Distribution System Conditions, William W. Kent

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Traffic Sign Management: Data Integration and Analysis Methods for Mobile LiDAR and Digital Photolog Big Data, Majid Khalilikhah

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Visualization of Three-Dimensional Models from Multiple Texel Images Created from Fused Ladar/Digital Imagery, Cody C. Killpack

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Three Essays on US Agricultural Insurance, Taehoo Kim

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The Impact of Social Comparisons on Stereotype Threat for Black College Students Attending Predominantly White Colleges and Universities, Odessia Knowles

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Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations for Implementing a Sustainability-Based Service-Learning Program at Utah State University: An Initial Assessment of the Community Bridge Initiative, Julie Koldewyn

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Optimizing Sustainable Integrated Use of Groundwater, Surface Water and Reclaimed Water for the Competing Demands of Agricultural Net Return and Urban Population, Silvia Anastasia Landa

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Exploring Trends in Middle School Students' Computational Thinking in the Online Scratch Community: a Pilot Study, Kevin N. Lawanto

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Evapotranspiration Estimation: A Study of Methods in the Western United States, Clayton S. Lewis

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An Evaluation of Fading Procedures on the Effects of Children Using Activity Schedules to Play on the Playground Appropriately, Kylee Lewis

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Laboratory Experiences in Mathematical Biology for Post-Secondary Mathematics Students, Matthew Lewis

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The Effects of Didactic Instruction on the Rate of Preservice Teachers' Low-and High-Level Questions, Monica Lewis

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The Role of GPR84 in Medium-chain Saturated Fatty Acid Taste Transduction, Yan Liu

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A Comprehensive Safety Analysis of Diverging Diamond Interchanges, Holly Lloyd

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How Good Intentions Backfire: Failures and Negative Consequences of Federal Environment Policies, Jordan K. Lofthouse

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Does Experience with Sagebrush In utero and Early in Life Influence the Use of Sagebrush by Sheep?, Ashley T. Longmore

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Suicide and Disability: Three Different Analyses of a Nation-Wide Sample of American Adults, Emily M. Lund

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

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Investigation of Solubilization, Cold Gelation, and Rennet Coagulation Properties of Highly Concentrated Micellar Casein Concentrate for Use in Cheese Making, Ying Lu

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Path Following by a Quadrotor Using Virtual Target Pursuit Guidance, Abhishek Manjunath

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Intraspecific Variation in the Response of Elymus Elymoides to Competition from Bromus Tectorum, Rebecca K. Mann

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Confirmation of a New Geometric and Kinematic Model of the San Andreas Fault at Its Southern Tip, Durmid Hill, Southern California, Daniel K. Markowski

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Revegetation of Bulrushes Bolboschoenus Maritimus, Schoenoplectus Acutus, and S. Americanus in Great Salt Lake Wetlands: Seed Biology and Influence of Environmental Factors on Rhizomes, James Marty

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Robust Intelligent Sensing and Control Multi Agent Analysis Platform for Research and Education, Douglas Spencer Maughan

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Rhizosphere Interactions Between Copper Oxide Nanoparticles and Wheat Root Exudate in a Sand Matrix; Influences on Bioavailability and Uptake, Paul McManus

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The Effects of Familism and Sibling Relationships on Mexican-Origin Adolescents' Intentions for Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Use, Molly Mechammil

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Quadrotor UAV Path Following using Trajectory Shaping, Parwinder Singh Mehrok

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Biodiversity, Community Dynamics, and Novel Foraging Behaviors of a Rich Native Bee Fauna Across Habitats at Pinnacles National Park, California, Joan M. Meiners

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Effects of Radiation Heating on Additively Printed Hybrid Fuel Grain Oxidizer-to-fuel Ratio Shift, Stephen L. Merkley

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Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Needs Assessment of a STEM-Enhanced Food and Nutrition Sciences Curriculum, Cathy A. Merrill

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Staff Interactions and Affect in Persons with Dementia: an Observational Study of a Memory Care Unit, Keirstin V. Meyer

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Towards Alternative Pathways: Nontraditional Student Success in a Distance-delivered, Undergraduate Engineering Transfer Program, Angela L. Minichiello

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Ground Vehicle Platooning Control and Sensing in an Adversarial Environment, Samuel A. Mitchell

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Aligning Conservation Goals and Management Objectives for Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus Clarki Utah) in the Logan River, Utah, Harrison Mohn

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Modulation of the Nutritional Context and Early Experience as New Tools to Increase the Use of Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae ssp. asperum) by Grazing Sheep, Juan J. Montes

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Characterization of the Substrate Interactions and Regulation of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase, Yalemi Morales

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Live-Load Test and Finite-Element Model Analysis of a Steel Girder Bridge, Jake L. Morrill

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Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Impulsive Decision Making, Kate L. Morrison

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A Risk-Based Assessment of Agricultural Water Scarcity Under Climate Change in a Semi-Arid and Snowmelt-Dominated River Basin, Hossam Moursi

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Effects of Environmental Water Rights Purchases on Dissolved Oxygen, Stream Temperature, and Fish Habitat, Nathaniel R. Mouzon

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Thermal Property Measurement of Thin Fibers by Complementary Methods, Troy Robert Munro

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Spatial Ecology and Captive Behavior of Rehabilitated Black Bears in Utah, Patrick J. Myers

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Investigation of the Tailoring Steps in Pradimicin Biosynthesis, Kandy L. Napan

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Quantum Mechanical Studies of Charge Assisted Hydrogen and Halogen Bonds, Binod Nepal

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Anthropogenic and Natural Stressors and Their Effect on Immunity, Reproduction, and the Stress Response, Lorin A. Neuman-Lee

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An Evaluation of a Stimulus Preference Assessment of IPad Applications for Young Children with Autism, Lyndsay D. Nix

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Teacher Attitudes and Perceptions of Low and High Socioeconomic Status Students, Patty C. Norman

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Computational Chemistry of Non-Covalent Interaction and its Application in Chemical Catalysis, Vincent de Paul Nzuwah Nziko

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Understanding Pyrotechnic Shock Dynamics and Response Attenuation Over Distance, Richard J. Ott

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Agricultural Nitrogen Management Affects Microbial Communities, Enzyme Activities, and Functional Genes for Nitrification and Nitrogen Mineralization, Yang Ouyang

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Effect of Chronic Administration of Oxytocin on Corpus Luteum Function in Cycling Mares, Katherine Clissold Parkinson

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The Association Between Shared Values and Well-being Among Married Couples, Travis G. Parry

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An Energy-Efficient Semi-Partitioned Approach for Hard Real-Time Systems with Voltage and Frequency Islands, Jesse Patterson

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Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics, Denis Peralta

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"Reasonably Bright Girls": Theorizing Women's Agency in Technological Systems of Power, Emily J. Petersen