Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2014

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BEETLES, FUNGI AND TREES: A STORY FOR THE AGES? MODELING AND PROJECTING THE MULTIPARTITE SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE, DENDROCTONUS PONDEROSAE, AND ITS FUNGAL SYMBIONTS, GROSMANNIA CLAVIGERA AND OPHIOSTOMA MONTIUM, Audrey L. Addison

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Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Compact Binary Systems, Eric Addison

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Quantum Mechanical Study of Weak Molecular Interactions, Upendra Adhikari

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Decision Making Using Trust and Risk in Self-Adaptive Agent Organization, Kamilia Ahmadi

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Exploring Extension Faculty Members' First-Time Experience With Funded Couple Relationship Education, Jacquelyn M. Alderete

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A Study of the Variability Versus the Assumed Constancy of Manning's n, Tyler G. Allen

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A Survey of Utah's Public Secondary Education Science Teachers to Determine Their Preparedness to Teach Engineering Design, Roland Tyler Ames

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Causes and Countermeasures for Nappe Oscillation: An Experimental Approach, Aaron Allan Anderson

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Examining the Impact of DIfferent Virtual Manipulative Types on the Nature of Students' SMall-Group Discussions: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Case Study of Techno-Mathematical Discourse, Katie L. Anderson-Pence

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Foreign Policy Through Aid: Has United States Assistance Achieved its Foreign Policy Objectives?, Jessica Andreasen

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Computational Topics in Lie Theory and Representation Theory, Thomas J. Apedaile

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Hamiltonicity, Pancyclicity, and Cycle Extendability in Graphs, Deborah C. Arangno

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The Role of Masculinity, Masculine Capital, and Spousal Social Control on Men's Health Behaviors, Melinda Gean Arnell

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The Analysis and Manufacturing of the Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber II, Rhet B. Astle

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Automatic Registration of Multiple Texel Images to Form a 3-Dimensional Texel Image, Neeraj S. Badamikar

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF MICROALGAE TO BIOFUEL: THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSING THROUGH HYDROTHERMAL LIQUEFACTION OR PYROLYSIS, Edward P. Bennion

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A Cultural Topography of the Sovereign Citizens Movement: Are They a Terrorist Threat?, Piper Blotter Biery

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Plant and Animal Performance in Tall Fescue and Tall Fescue/Legume Pastures, Troy J. Bingham

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Foraging Ecology of Cougars in the Pryor Mountains of Wyoming and Montana, Linsey Blake

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Experimental Studies of Delta Wing Parameters in Open Channel Raceway Determined Via Validated Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cole David Blakely

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A Comparison of Antlions, Bees, Darkling Beetles and Velvet Ants Across Sand Dune and Non-Sand Dune Habitats at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nicole F. Boehme

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Restoring the Lost Fishery: An Environmental History of Northern Nevada's Pyramid Lake and Lower Truckee River Fishery, David Bolingbroke

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An Investigation of the Change in Motivation of Fifth-Grade Students on Writing Activities After Being Taught Computer Programming Using Similar Teaching Strategies, Raymond E. Boyles

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THE BAKER CAVE BISON REMAINS: BISON DIMINUTION AND LATE HOLOCENE SUBSISTENCE ON THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN, SOUTHERN IDAHO, Ryan P. Breslawski

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Doctoral Dissertation Research in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT): A Content Analysis, Clinton L. Broadbent

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THE USE OF A DISCRIMINATION TRAINING PROCEDURE TO TEACH MAND VARIABILITY TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, Matthew T. Brodhead

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Advancing Digital Soil Mapping and Assessment in Arid Landscapes, Colbe W. Brungard

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Effects of Froude Scaling on Velocity-Induced Vorticles in Physical Models, Michael S. Budge

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Effects of Digital Video Feedback Package with Elementary-Aged Males Identified With Behavior Problems, Jenifer Buist

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The Human Dimensions of Climate Change: Smallholder Perception and Adaptation in the Loess Plateau Region of China, Morey Burnham

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Structural Change of the Western United States Alfalfa Hay Market and its Effects of the Western United States Dairy Industry, Joseph Patrick Cann

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Inhibition of L. Monocytogenes Growth in Dairy Productions with Lactose Monolaurate, Yao Chen

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Social Communication for Students with Autism: Effects of Multiple Scripts on Conversational Exchanges Within Social Dialogue, Angela M. Christensen

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YIELD AND QUALITY OF FIRST-YEAR CORN SILAGE FOLLOWING ALFALFA STAND TERMINATION AS AFFECTED BY TILLAGE, HERBICIDE, AND NITROGEN FERTILIZER, Jason Daniel Clark

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Ecomorphological and Genetic Investigations into the Utah Lake, UT Sucker Complex with Comparisons to the Jackson Lake, WY Sucker Complex, David Cole

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Bridge Failure Rates, Consequences, and Predictive Trends, Wesley Cook

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Cyber-Physical Systems Enabled By Unmanned Aerial System-Based Personal Remote Sensing: Data Mission Quality-Centric Design Architectures, Calvin Coopmans

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Understanding Experiences of Female Survivors of Domestic Violence: Stories of Strength, Resilience, and Mechanisms that Assist in Leaving Violent Relationships, Annel Cordero

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An Efficiency-Motivated Attack Against Vehicles in a Platoon: Local Vehicle Control, Platoon Control Strategies, and Drive Train Technologies Considerations, David A. Cornelio Sosa

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An Exploration of Object and Scientific Skills-Based Strategies for Teaching Archaeology in a Museum Setting, Candice L. Cravins

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The Academic Preparation and Background of Public Secondary Mathematics Teachers in Utah 1966-1967, Charles Crittenden

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The Mental Health Disparity Among Nonheterosexuals: Risk, Resiliency, and New Perspectives to Consider in the Context of Mormonism, Katherine Ann Crowell

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An Adolescent Journey: Expressive Letter Writing Through a Wilderness Adventure Therapy Program, Ava M. Crump

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Adolescent Self-Described Volume of Texting: Discovering Relationships with Psychosocial Development and Interpersonal Relationships, Tessa Cutler

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Nonlinear Weir Hydraulics, Mitchell R. Dabling

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Electron Transfer and Substrate Reduction in Nitrogenase, Karamatullah Danyal

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Excimer-Monomer Switching Molecular Beacon: The Study on Synthetic Cryptosporidum DNA Detection, Thermodynamics, and Magnesium Effects, Michael L. Davis

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An Evaluation of the Relative Performance of Diploid Versus Triploid Brook Trout with Consideration of the Influence of Lake Characteristics, Andy Dean

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THE EFFECTS OF LASER ETCHING ON BIOCOMPATABILITY AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYETHERETHERKETONE, Andrew I. Deceuster

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Stochastic Tests on Live Cattle Steer Basis Composite Forecasts, Elliott James Dennis

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PREDICTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW REGIME IMPORTANT TO STREAM ECOLOGY, Sulochan Dhungel

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Patway Pioneer: A Web-Based Metabolic Network Layout Extension, Harsh Dosi

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Ceramic Technology, Women, and Settlement Patterns in Late Archaic Southwestern Idaho, Jessica A. Dougherty

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Dramatic Play Affordances of Natural and Manufactured Outdoor Settings for Preschool-Aged Children, Kimberly K. Cloward Drown

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Engaging Alternative High School Students Through the Design, Development, and Crafting of Computationally Enhanced Pets, Maneksha Katrine DuMont

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Preserving Legacy: The Development of the Design Workshop Archives and Digital Collection at Utah State University, Amanda J. Dunlap

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Deficit Irrigation of Kentucky Bluegrass for Intermountain West Urban Landscapes, Hang T. T. Duong

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Tilt, Caitlin Erickson

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Pop2: A Potential Regulator of Hmt1-Catalyzed Arginine Methylation in Yeast, Celeste Excell

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Resolving the Temporal-Spatial Ambiguity With the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe, Daniel Farr

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The Effects of a Treatment Package Combining Contingency Contracts and Video Prompts on Social Skills in Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, Breana Broadhead Fausett

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Uncertainty Qualification of Photothermal Radiometry Measurements Using Monte Carlo Simulation and Experimental Repeatability, Austin Fleming

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Mesoscale Deformational Features Near Outcrop Analogs of a Reservoir-Seal Interface: Implications for Seal Failure, Santiago L. Flores

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Analysis of Building Resiliency in an Ethiopian Pastoral System: Mitigating the Effects of Population and Climate Change on Food Insecurity, Brigham Forrest

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Statistical Models of the Lambert Road Bridge: Changes in Natural Frequencies Due to Temperature, Nickolas Ryan Foust

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The Role of Religious Affiliation and Attitudes in Marriage Maintenance Strategies, Chenika Fowler

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Schools That Serve Military Children: A Comparison ot the Standardized Test Scores in the DoDea School System Versus the Civilian School System, Mary Eleanor Fugate

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Estimating Baseline Population Parameters of Urban and Wildland Black Bear Populations Using a DNA-Based Capture -Mark-Recapture Approach in Mono County, California, Jonathan L. Fusaro

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF INTRACELLULAR AND INTERCELLULAR PROCESSES IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, Ahmadreza Ghaffarizadeh

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Effects of Animal Science Agricultural Education Course Completion on Urban High School Students' Career Choice, Kristina Gowans

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Understanding Local Perceptions and the Role of Historical Context in Ecotourism Development: A Case Study of St. Kitts, Amber Greening

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Father-Child Play Behaviors and Child Emotion Regulation, Amanda Hagman

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Assessing the Impact of Supplements, Food Aversions, and Silica on Medusahead Use by Sheep, Tyler Hamilton

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A Qualitative Study of Women High School Principals' Career Life Histories, Jan Bradshaw Hansen

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Precision Current Control for Quantum Cascade Lasers as Flight Calibration Sources, Stewart M. Hansen

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Exploring the Potential of Resident Employed Photography as a Context Sensitive Technique in Roadway Design, Christopher S. Harrild

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A Computational Fluid Dynamics Validation Experiment for Forced and Mixed Convection on a Vertical Heated Plate, Jeff Robert Harris

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Trophic Status, Energetic Demands, and Factors Affecting Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Distribution in Pyramid Lake, Nevada, Nicholas A. Heredia

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Adults With Intellectual Disabilities in a Day Program Setting Using Activity Schedules, Julia A. Hermansen

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The Effects of High-Tech Stimuli and Duration of Access of Reinforcer Preference and Efficacy, Audrey N. Hoffmann

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AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, CALF INTAKES, AND WEIGHT GAINS ON PREWEANED DAIRY CALVES, Sheldon D. Holt

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NANO-SCALE THERMAL PROPERTY PREDICTION BY MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATION WITH EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION, Kyle S. Horne

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Developing a Field Indicator for Suckering Ability of Quaking Aspen, Abbey M. Hudler Oksness

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Stem Development, Seeding Rate, and Establishment of Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) for Organic, Grazing-Based Dairies, Sara Hunt

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The Influence of Parental Mental Health and Family Psychosocial Functioning on Bystander Behavior of Elementary School Children, Joanna C. Jenkins

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Innovative Payloads for Small Unmanned Aerial System-Based Personal Remote Sensing and Applications, Austin M. Jensen

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BRIDGING THE NANO- AND MACRO-WORLDS: THERMAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENT USING THERMAL MICROSCOPY AND PHOTOTHERMAL RADIOMETRY – APPLICATION TO PARTICLE-IRRADIATION DAMAGE PROFILE IN ZRC, Colby Bruce Jensen

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Feeling the Drive: The International Meridian Highway, Regional Boosters, and the Redefinition of Space, 1911-1930, Amanda N. Johnson

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Parental Perceptions of the Influence of Digital Media and Technology on Children's Reading Habits at Home, Kurt W. Johnson

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Incentivizing Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Evaluation and Modification of the Food Dudes Program for Sustainable Use in U. S. Elementary Schools, Brooke A. Jones

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Biochemistry of Selenium in Pariette Wetlands, Utah, Colleen P. Jones

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Modeling to Improve Vegetation-Based Wetland Biological Assessment, Robin C. Jones

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Barriers to Curricular Change in General Education Mathematics at a Large Public Institution, Marcus Jorgensen

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SALINITY MANAGEMENT IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN: MODELING, MONITORING, AND COST-EQUITY CHALLENGES, Jongho Keum

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WEIR-BAFFLED CULVERT HYDRODYNAMICS EVALUATION FOR FISH PASSAGE USING PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY AND COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC TECHNIQUES, Mohanad A. Khodier

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Implementation and Application of the Curds and Whey Algorithm to Regression Problems, John Kidd

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Mothers on the Market: Employer Hiring Practices and Motherhood Penalties, Elizabeth Kiester

CONVEX MODEL-BASED SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR PROCESSING, Chad P. Knight

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The Agricultural Economics of Fremont Irrigation: A Case Study From South-Central Utah, Chimalis R. Kuehn

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MANIPULATING PARAMETERS OF REINFORCEMENT TO REDUCE PROBLEM BEHAVIOR WITHOUT EXTINCTION, Soraya Shanun Kunnavatana