Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2018

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Integrated Systems Modeling to Improve Watershed Habitat Management and Decision Making, Ayman H. Alafifi

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Standard Machine Learning Techniques in Audio Beehive Monitoring: Classification of Audio Samples with Logistic Regression, K-Nearest Neighbor, Random Forest and Support Vector Machine, Prakhar Amlathe

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The Role of Recoverable and Non-Recoverable Defects in DC Electrical Aging of Highly Disordered Insulating Materials, Allen Andersen

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Use of Verified Twitter Accounts During Crisis Events, Kai Anderson

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Comparative Pollination Efficacies of Bees on Raspberry and the Management of Osmia lignaria for Late Blooming Crops, Corey J. Andrikopoulos

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Marginal Mediation Analysis: A New Framework for Interpretable Mediated Effects, Tyson S. Barrett

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Evaluation of a Side-By-Side Full-Scale Biofiltration Conversion in a Nutrient-Limited Environment, Stetson S. Bassett

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Assessing the Effects of Local Turbulence and Velocity Profiles on Electromagnetic Flow Meter Accuracy, Kade J. Beck

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American Proto-Zionism and the "Book of Lehi": Recontextualizing the Rise of Mormonism, Don Bradley

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Plume Contamination Measurements of an Additively-Printed GOX/ABS Hybrid Thruster, David A. Brewer

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Utilizing Legumes to Improve Production and Nutritive Value of Intermountain West Pastures, Jacob T. Briscoe

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Content Analysis of Affordances for Social and Emotional Competency Development in Third-Grade Core Reading Programs, Lisa Trottier Brown

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Elucidating Molecular Interactions of Shigella Type Three Secretion System Components Critical for Pathogenesis, R. Alan Burgess

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Accuracy of Residential Water Meters in Response to Short, Intermittent Flows, John R. Chadwick

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In Situ Detection of Road Lanes Using Raspberry Pi, Ashwani Chahal

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Understanding Plant Secondary Metabolites; Above and Below Ground, Andrea K. Clemensen

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Promoting Client Nutrition in Urban Utah Food Pantries, Casey Coombs

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Full Scale Experimental Testing of Partially Composite Precast Concrete Sandwich Panels, Brandon L. Cox

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Advancing the Implementation of Hydrologic Models as Web-Based Applications, Prasanna Dahal

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Managing for Multiple Objectives in Southwestern Forests: Evaluating the Trade-offs between Enhancing Mexican Spotted Owl Nest Habitat and Mitigating Potential Crown Fire, Daniel C. Deane McKenna

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Targeted-Grazing as a Fuels Reduction Treatment: Evaluation of Vegetation Dynamics and Utilization Levels, Travis Decker

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Evaluating Water Filtration and Disinfection for Household, Using Slow Sand Filters plus Solar Disinfection, Mariana Demitry

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Simulation and Optimization Models to Evaluate Performance of Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells in Fresh Water Aquifers, Ali Forghani

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Novel Treatments for Native Forb Restoration in The Great Basin, Adam J. Fund

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Three Environmental Fluid Dynamics Papers, Eden Furtak-Cole

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Self-Reliance, Social Welfare, and Sacred Landscapes: Mormon Agricultural Spaces and Their Paradoxical Sense of Place, Anthony Ross Garner

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Experiences of Instructors Using Ready-to-Teach, Fixed-Content Online Courses, Douglas J. Geilman

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Silane Modulation of Protein Conformation and Self-Assembly, Abul Bashar Mohammad Giasuddin

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The Influence of Multiyear Drought-Driven Habitat Loss on the Bear Lake Sculpin (Cottus extensus) and the Bear Lake Strain of the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii utah), Hayley C. Glassic

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Three Essays in Economics of Prey-Predator Relation, Dong-Hun Go

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Does Neighborhood Context Matter? A Multilevel Analysis of Neighborhood Disadvantage and Sleep Health, Carlyn E. Graham

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Socioeconomic Status Influence on Mothers’ Interactions with Infants: Contributions to Early Infant Development, Krista L. Gurko

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Desorption of Trace Inorganic Contaminants from Solids in Drinking Water Distribution Systems, Tiana W. Hammer

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Pruning Strategies for High Density ‘Montmorency' Tart Cherry, Sheriden M. Hansen

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The Use of Microfluidics and Dielectrophoresis for Separation, Concentration, and Identification of Bacteria, Cynthia Hanson

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Characterization of Carbon Nanostructured Composite Film Using Photothermal Measurement Technique, Kurt E. Harris

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Facilitators of Diné (Navajo) Student Access, Enrollment, and Persistence in Postsecondary Education: An Ecological Systems Perspective, Christina Hartman

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Numerical Evaluation of Energy Release Rate at Material Interfaces for Fatigue Life Predictions, Robert L. Hendrickson

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Multi-Stop Routing Optimization: A Genetic Algorithm Approach, Abbas Hommadi

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Assessment of a Seedling-Based Approach to Aspen Restoration in the Intermountain West, Alexander Addison Howe

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Distribution of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Errors in a Planar Jet, Jaron A. Howell

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Modeling the Spread of Alfalfa Stem Nematodes: Insights into their Dynamics and Control, Scott G. Jordan

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Effect of High Intensity Ultrasound on the Crystallization Behavior of Interesterified Fats, Jeta Vijay Kadamne

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They Have No Ears to Hear My Pleas: Short Stories of the Post-Apocalypse, Keoki W. Kemp

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Essays on Natural Resources and Economic Development, Ahsan Kibria

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Bovine Mastitis Resistance: Novel Quantitative Trait Loci and the Role of Bovine Mammary Epithelial Cells, Jacqueline P. Kurz

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Association Learning Via Deep Neural Networks, Trevor J. Landeen

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Examining the Effect of a School-Based Treatment on Anxiety for Latino Students, Emilie J. Larsen

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Understanding the Late Mesoproterozoic Earth System from the Oldest Strata in Grand Canyon: C-Isotope Stratigraphy and Facies Analysis of the 1254 Ma Bass Formation, Grand Canyon Supergroup, AZ., USA, Erin C. Lathrop

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Characterization of Black Walnut Genotypes for Resistance to Thousand Cankers Disease, Frost Hardiness and Other Desirable Horticultural Traits, J. Elisa Lauritzen

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Telepsychotherapy for the Treatment of Trichotillomania: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Eric B. Lee

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Characterization of Lactose Fatty Acid Esters for their Microbial Growth Inhibitory Activity and Emulsification Properties, Seung-Min Lee

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Universal Mobile Service Execution Framework for Device-To-Device Collaborations, Minh Le

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Geometric Algorithms for Intervals and Related Problems, Shimin Li

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Learning Logic: A Mixed Methods Study to Examine the Effects of Context Ordering on Reasoning About Conditionals, Christina W. Lommatsch

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Using Social Network Analysis to Examine the Intersection of Adolescent Friendships and Health Behavior, Emily Long

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A Model for Bioaugmented Anaerobic Granule, Amitesh Mahajan

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Thrust Augmented Nozzle for a Hybrid Rocket with a Helical Fuel Port, Joel H. Marshall

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"Full On Toy Story": Exploring the Belief in Object Sentience in Western Culture, Amelia Mathews-Pett

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Assessment of Potential Changes in Crop Yields in the Central United States Under Climate Change Regimes, Neil Matthews-Pennanen

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Lifetime Estrogen Exposure and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: Implications for Cognitive Decline in Late Life, Joshua M. Matyi

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Quaternary Incision, Salt Tectonism, and Landscape Evolution of Moab-Spanish Valley, Utah, James P. Mauch

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Phenology of a Southern Population of Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae), Anne Elise McManis

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Counseling Competencies in Audiology: Important Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes, Alex R. Meibos

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Advancement to the Highest Faculty Ranks in Academic STEM: Explaining the Gender Gap at USU, Helga Van Miegroet

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A Propeller Model Based on a Modern Numerical Lifting-Line Algorithm with an IterativeSemi-Free Wake Solver, Zachary S. Montgomery

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From Housewives to Protesters: The Story of Mormons for the Equal Rights Amendment, Kelli N. Morrill

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Modular, Scalable Battery Systems with Integrated Cell Balancing and DC Bus Power Processing, Muhammad Muneeb Ur Rehman

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Investigating the Climatology of Mesospheric and Thermospheric Gravity Waves at High Northern Latitudes, Michael Negale

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Utilizing a School-Based Treatment to Address Socially Anxious Elementary School Students, McKell Nelson

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Investigations of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Secretion and Production Using Sustainable Carbon Sources, Chad L. Nielsen

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Using Social Cues to Influence Fruit and Vegetable Intake in College Students, Elizabeth A. Nix

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Silage Corn Hybrid Response to Row Width and Plant Density in the Intermountain West, Mark A. Pieper

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Foraging Behavior, Taxonomy, and Morphology of Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea), with an Emphasis on Perdita (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), Zachary M. Portman

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Changing Nonhuman Impulsive Choice, C. Renee Renda

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Modernizing Composition with an Online Photography-Themed Course, Sharolyn Richards

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Evaluating the Impact of External Carbon Source in Laboratory-Based Denitrification Rate Experiments, Jared Richens

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Impact of Basal Diet on Obesity Phenotype of Recipient Mice Following Fecal Microbiome Transfer from Obese or Lean Human Donors, Daphne Michelle Rodriguez Jimenez

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Evaluation of `Structure-from-Motion' from a Pole-Mounted Camera for Monitoring Geomorphic Change, Rebecca K. Rossi

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Changing Delay Discounting: Identification and Evaluation of Ecologically Valid Methods for Reducing Impulsive Choice, Jillian M. Rung

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Historical Biogeography and Natural History of Nocturnal Wasps in the Southwestern Deserts with Special Emphasis on the Genus Chyphotes (Hymenoptera: Chyphotidae), Emily A. Sadler

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Assessing Homeowners' Lawn Management Practices and Preferred Sources of Educational Information, Candace J. Schaible

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pH Effects on the Sorption of Fluoxetine and Sulfamethoxazole by Three Powdered Activated Carbons, James D. Schneider

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A Series of Papers on Detecting Examinees who Used a Flawed Answer Key, Marcus W. Scott

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Latent Difference Score Mediation Analysis in Developmental Research: A Monte Carlo Study and Application, Melissa Simone

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Changes in Cultural Capital for Native English and Native Spanish-Speaking Families' Children Who Do and Do Not Participate in an Elementary Spanish Dual Immersion Program, Allen Smithee

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Be Cool, Stay in School: The Habits, Resources, and Confidence College Students Need to Succeed, Matthew Staheli

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A Grounded Case Study of Parental Perceptions Surrounding Formalized Special Education Processes, William Eric Strong

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Comparing Sandwich Wall Panel Shear Connector Testing Methodologies, Parker Syndergaard

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Methods for the Aerostructural Design and Optimization of Wings with Arbitrary Planform and Payload Distribution, Jeffrey D. Taylor

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Importance of Exposure Time on Digital Image Correlation (DIC) at Extreme Temperatures, Thinh Quang Thai

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Using Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Infrared Technology to Detect and Monitor Greater Sage-Grouse, Thomas R. Thompson

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Relationships Among Preschool Attendance, Type, and Quality and Early Mathematical Literacy, Jennifer E. Throndsen

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Effect of Silicon on Wheat Growth and Development in Drought and Salinity Stress, Spencer A. Tibbitts

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A Deep Learning Approach to Recognizing Bees in Video Analysis of Bee Traffic, Astha Tiwari

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GPS Denied Localization Using Ultra-Wideband Radios, Joshua P. Vanfleet

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Professional Development Needs of Utah State University Extension Professionals, Callahan K. Ward

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Breeding Season Ecology and Demography of Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Jeffrey M. Warren

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A Qualitative Analysis Exploring the Development of Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Adolescent Males with Developmental Disabilities., Maria J. Watters

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In-Situ Educational Research from Concept to Classroom Implementation: A Multiple Paper Dissertation, David Mark Weiss