Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2016

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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

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Educational Experiences and Goals of Homeless Youth and Barriers to Reaching these Goals, Rachel Peterson

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The Intersection of School Ethnic Composition and Structure: Predicting Social and Academic Outcomes Among Latino Students, Benjamin Pierce

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Urban Agriculture and Small Farm Irrigation: Case Studies from Cache Valley, Utah, Tyler Pratt

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An Investigation of Clinically Significant Change among Child and Adolescent Clients of a Graduate-Level Training Clinic, Kerry K. Prout

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Design of Miniaturized Time-of-Flight Reflectron Mass Spectrometer for Upper Atmosphere Density Measurements, Michelle Lynn Pyle

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Effects on a Wedge Flowmeter Installed Downstream of a Double Elbow Out of Plane, Devan S. Radle

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Developing More Efficient Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Reinforcements, Matthew J. Rahmeyer

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Investigating the Effect of Carbon Nanotube Functionalization in a Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Through use of a Stepped Bar Apparatus, Matthew I. Ralphs

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Hidden History: A Mobile Application for Discovering Surrounding Landscapes, Sri Ram Ramineni

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Translating Temporal SQL to Nested SQL, Venkata Rani

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Structural Insights into the Regulation of Electron Transfer in Nitrogenase, and Modulating the Reactivity of the Isolated Iron Molybdenum Cofactor, Andrew J. Rasmussen

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The Influence of Small Displacement Faults on Seal Integrity and Lateral Movement of Fluids, Eric A. Rasmusson

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Evaluation of the Shelf-Stability of a High-Carotenoid Breakfast Food and its Impact on Skin Carotenoid Levels, Dawn L. Reed

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A Vision-Based Bee Counting Algorithm for Electronic Monitoring of Langsthroth Beehives, Sai Kiran Reka

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Establishment and Trends in Persistence of Selected Perennial Cool-season Grasses, Craig W. Rigby

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Chromium Oxidation by Disinfectants and Oxidants Used in Drinking Water Treatment, Nathan D. Rogers

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Examining the Utah 4-H Volunteer Program: The Effects of Donation and Motives in Relation to Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, Kelsey W. Romney

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Balancing Agricultural and Urban Water Needs in Transitioning Arid Landscapes, Bonnie Roos

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Peer-Implemented Script Fading to Promote Play-Based Statements in Children With Autism, Jessie Rosdahl

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The Effect of Prosody on Preschool Children’s Emotional, Cognitive, and Behavioral-eye and Behavioral-body Engagement during Story Time, Trevor Rowe

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The Demography and Determinants of Population Growth in Utah Moose (Alces Alces Shirasi), Joel S. Ruprecht

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Salt Tolerance of Forage Kochia, Gardner's Saltbush, and Halogeton: Studies in Hydroponic Culture, Joseph Sagers

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SSAGA: Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs) Sculpted for Asymmetric General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) Applications, Shamik Saha

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Greater Sage-Grouse Vital Rate and Habitat Use Response to Landscape Scale Habitat Manipulations and Vegetation Micro-Sites in Northwestern Utah, Charles P. Sandford

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Oxidative Carbon-Carbon Bond Cleavage Reactions of Metal Flavonolato and Chlorodiketonate Complexes, Sushma L. Saraf

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Fake Likers Detection on Facebook, Prudhvi Ratna Badri Satya

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The Role of Farmers' Market Incentives on the Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Food Security Status of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants, Mateja R. Savoie Roskos

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MotionScan: Towards Brain Concussion Detection with a Mobile Tablet Device, Shantanu Saxena

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Physically Based Modelling of the Impacts of Climate Change on Streamflow Regime, Nazmus Shams Sazib

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An Electromagnetic Coupling Model for Side-Channel Analysis, Michael L. Schena

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Hybridization, population genetic structure and gene expression in the genus Boechera, Martin Peter Schilling

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What in a Good Cause Men May Both Dare and Venture, Karen Schwarze

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Analysis and Modeling of Pedestrian Walking Behaviors Involving Individuals with Disabilities, Mohammad Sadra Sharifi

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Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Flow Measurement and Meter Design, Zachary B. Sharp

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Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Nickel-Based Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution and Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Meili Sheng

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Synthesis, Structure-Activity Relationship Study, and Mode of Action Study of 1,4-Naphthoquinone Based Anticancer and Antimicrobial Agents, Jaya P. Shrestha

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A Counting-Focused Instructional Treatment for Developing Number System Knowledge in Second-Grade: A Mixed Methods Study on Children's Number Sense, Jessica F. Shumway

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Invasive Coqui Frogs Serve as Novel Prey for Birds in Hawaii, and Not as Competitors, Robyn L. Smith

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The Effect of Behavioral Skills Training on Teachers Conducting the Recess-to-Classroom Transition, Sarah C. Smith

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ATP Usage in the Dark-Operative Protochlorophyllide Oxidoreductase, Mark S. Soffe

Quantifying the Lateral Bracing Provided by Standing Steam Roof Systems, Taylor J. Sorensen

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Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar Measurements of the Mesosphere and Thermosphere and their Connections to Sudden Stratospheric Warmings, Leda Sox

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Throttleable GOX/ABS Launch Assist Hybrid Rocket Motor for Small Scale Air Launch Platform, Zachary S. Spurrier

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Impulsive Choice, Alcohol Self-administration, and Pre-exposure to Reward Delay, Jeffrey S. Stein

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Utah Lotus: North American Legume for Possible Use in Rangeland Revegetation in the Southern Great Basin of the Western United States, Jason M. Stettler

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Statistical Techniques to Model and Optimize Performance of Scientific, Numerically Intensive Workloads, Steena Dominica Steven Monteiro

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Developing a Method for Quantifying Nitrogen Transformation Rates Using In Situ Benthic Chambers Dosed with Isotopically Labeled Nitrate, Chelsea A. Stewardson

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Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling of Natural Convection in Vertically Heated Rods, Mahesh Surendran

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Global Thermospheric Response to Geomagnetic Storms, Padmashri Suresh

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Socialization of Respeto in Immigrant Mexican Families, Marsha Tafoya

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Making Statistics Matter: Using Self-data to Improve Statistics Learning, Jeffrey L. Thayne

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Benefits, Barriers, and Opportunities for Renewable Energy Outreach in Extension: A Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment, Blake H. Thomas

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Simple Soil Quality Tests and Organic Management Practices for Orchards in the Intermountain West, Esther Oline Thomsen

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Geologists and the British Raj, 1870-1910, Aja B. Tolman

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Development of a Three-Dimensional High-Order Strand-Grids Approach, Oisin Tong

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Microalgae Sorption of Ten Individual Heavy Metals and their Effects on Growth and Lipid Accumulation, Eric M. Torres

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Live Load Testing and Analysis of a 48-Year-Old Double Tee Girder Bridge, Victor J. Torres

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Effects of Feeding High-Moisture Corn Grain with Slow-Release Urea in Dairy Diets on Lactational Performance, Energy and Nitrogen Utilization, and Ruminal Fermentation Profiles by Lactating Cows, Braden M. Tye

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Interpreting Risk: Variations and Explanations of Resident Perceptions of Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts, Adrian B. Uzunian

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The Bat and the Spider: A Folkloristic Analysis of Comic Book Narratives, Wesley Colin Van de Water

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Analyzing Irrigation District Water Productivity by Benchmarking Current Operations Using Remote Sensing and Simulation of Alternative Water Delivery Scenarios, Jonna D. van Opstal

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Amor de Cerca: Positive Involvement in Latino Families, Michelle L. Varón

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The MH-2 Core from Project Hotspot: Description, Geologic Interpretation, and Significance to Geothermal Exploration in the Western Snake River Plain, Idaho, Jerome A. Varriale

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Discharge-Suspended Sediment Relations: Near-channel Environment Controls Shape and Steepness, Land Use Controls Median and Low Flow Conditions, Angus A. Vaughan

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Computational Studies of Microscopic Superfluidity in the 4He Clusters, Angeline R. Wairegi

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Refining Methods for Quantifying Macroinvertebrate Estimates of Preference for Use in Stream Bioassessments, Ellen F. Wakeley Tomlinson

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Engineering of polyketide biosynthetic pathways for bioactive molecules, Siyuan Wang

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Examining the Effects of Caregiver Coping Strategies on Care Recipient Outcomes, Joseph S. Wanzek

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The Effect of Weight on the Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa, Allison E. White