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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT OF URBANIZATION ON N AND P INPUTS, TRANSFORMATIONS, REMOVAL AND FLUXES IN WATERSHEDS DRAINING TO THE PLUM ISLAND ESTUARY, Nathaniel Burr Morse

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PERFORMANCE AND CAVITATION CHARACTERISTICS OF BI-DIRECTIONAL HYDROFOILS, Ivaylo Petrov Nedyalkov

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FULL-WAVEFORM AND DISCRETE-RETURN LIDAR IN SALT MARSH ENVIRONMENTS: AN ASSESSMENT OF BIOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS, VERTICAL UNCERTATINTY, AND NONPARAMETRIC DEM CORRECTION, Jeffrey Nickerson Rogers

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COMPETENCIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: TEACHING AN UNDERSTANDING OF OTHERS, CRITICAL THINKING, LEADERSHIP AND A SENSE OF OBLIGATION. PERCEPTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERS., Michael F. Schwartz

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The ability of adventure education to influence the social skill development of urban middle school students, Paul J. Shirilla

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TOWARDS THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE EFFECT OF FUNCTIONAL MONOMERS ON LATEX PARTICLE MORPHOLOGY FORMED BY EMULSION POLYMERIZATION, Amit Kumar Tripathi

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Conserving wetlands for humans and amphibians: a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the social and ecological effectiveness of New England's wetland policies, Jessica Veysey Powell

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Plant water use and canopy-fog interactions across a land use change trajectory of pasture to pine reforestation in a seasonally dry tropical montane cloud belt, Maria Susana Alvarado Barrientos

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Bacterial biodegradation of soluble crude oil hydrocarbons and the influence of protists in simulated arctic seawater and sea ice, Heather Ballestero

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Development of unsaturated flow functions for low impact development stormwater management systems filter media and flow routines for hydrological modeling of permeable pavement systems, Iulia Aurelia Barbu

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"An ill-judged piece of business": The failure of slave trade suppression in a slaveholding republic, Sarah A. Batterson

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Nonlinear Markov switching analysis of economic and stock market dynamics for emerging market economies, Ismail Onur Baycan

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Essays on valuing non-market goods in imperfectly competitive markets, Laura Beaudin

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Aspects of holography in Lorentz-violating gravity, Jishnu Bhattacharyya

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Planning under time pressure, Ethan Burns

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Movements, dive behavior and trophic ecology of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in the northwest Atlantic, Kara Dodge

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"Of the sky above you must beware": Airspace and airpower in twentieth century literature, Kimberly K. Dougherty

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Utilization of Copper Alloys for Marine Applications, Andrew Drach

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Multiscale Numerical Modeling and Characterization of Carbon/Carbon Composites, Borys Drach

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Impressions of college intructors: Stability and change in student ratings, Kari L. Dudley

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"I am a scientist": How setting conditions that enhance focused concentration positively relate to student motivation and achievement outcomes in inquiry-based science, Robin B. Ellwood

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Characterization of the prokaryotic community associated with the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta across the Caribbean, Cara L. Fiore

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Engineering lipases and solvents for trans/-esterification of used vegetable oils, Michael Dore Gagnon

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What do students do in self-formed mathematics study groups?, Gillian E. Galle

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The effects of biotic and abiotic factors on byssogenesis, growth and movement patterns of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, Yvette Louise Garner

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A personal and collaborative journey of change: Lessons learned about leadership, mentoring and motivation from an educational community's work with Donald Graves, Barbara Plummer Jasinski

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Pulsating aurora: Source region & morphology, Allison Jaynes

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Interactions of shiga-like toxin-2 (Stx-2) from Escherichia coli O157:H7 and the Bcl-2 family of proteins during host cell programmed cell death, Lia K. Jeffrey

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Light Hadron Properties From Lattice QCD, Parikshit M. Junnarkar

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Extreme value theory: Applications to estimation of stochastic traffic capacity and statistical downscaling of precipitation extremes, Eric Matthew Laflamme

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Investigating priming, inhibition, and individual differences in visual attention, Jennifer Lechak

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Characterization of low-temperature properties of plant-produced rap mixtures in the Northeast, Marcelo S. Medeiros Junior.

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Examining social climate and youth social goals on extended wilderness courses: A path toward improving participant experiences, Benjamin J. Mirkin

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Peer mediation in Massachusetts public middle & high schools: Perceptions of educators, Eve I. Noss

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Patterns of cytosine methylation in the genome of Caenorhabditis elegans, Kazufusa Okamoto

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The Multifaceted Nature of Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching: Understanding the Use of Teachers' Specialized Content Knowledge and the Role of Teachers' Beliefs from a Practice-based Perspective, Lauren E. Provost

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Everyday food practices among three low-income groups: Rural, homeless, and refugee, Amy L. Redman

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The identification and characterization of the interaction between Upf1 and PAB1 during nonsense-mediated decay & the identification of novel protein complexes associated with translation termination factor eRF1, Roy Richardson

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Approaches to modeling pathogen and natural organic matter removals in slow-rate biofilters, Jeffrey Dale Senders

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Characterization of the expression profile of polyamine biosynthetic genes (Spermidine synthase) and polyamine metabolic regulation in arabidopsis, Lin Shao

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Enhancing memory access for less-skilled readers, Emily R. Smith

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I The tandem chain extension-acylation reaction II Synthesis of papyracillic acid A: Application of the tandem homologation-acylation reaction III Synthesis of tetrahydrofuran-based peptidomimetics, Carley Meredith Spencer

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Developing competence: A qualitative inquiry of college student leadership in university outdoor orientation programs, J David Starbuck

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Currency risk and imperfect knowledge: Cointegrated VAR analyses with survey data, Josh R. Stillwagon

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Essays on Current Use Property Taxation, Darshana Udayanganie

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Mechanisms of nutrient limitation and nutrient acquisition in managed and unmanaged forest ecosystems, Matthew A. Vadeboncoeur

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Mechanisms of nutrient limitation and nutrient acquisition in managed and unmanaged forest ecosystems, Matthew A. Vadeboncoeur

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A longitudinal analysis of the effect of disability type and emotional/behavior problems on different forms of maltreatment across childhood, Jennifer A. Vanderminden

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Molecular Self-assembly of Functionalized Pentacenes and Fullerenes on Metal Surfaces by STM and DFT Investigations, Jun Wang

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Identification and stoichiometric analysis of the monosomal translational complex, Xin Wang

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Intermittent swim stress effects on anxiety behavior, Timothy A. Warner

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Writing assessment's "debilitating inheritance": Behaviorism's dismissal of experience, Maja Joiwind Wilson

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Regulation of the catalytic and allosteric properties of photoreceptor phosphodiesterase (PDE6) by the glutamic acid-rich protein-2 (GARP2), Wei Yao

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Test model of a healthy lifestyle intervention program, Jorie C. Allen

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Calcium homeostasis in Escherichia coli, Muhammad Arif

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Cavity ring down: Construction, validation and experiments measuring the optical extinction of pure clays and their mixtures with salts and carboxylic acids under a range of atmospherically relevant conditions, Alexis Rae Attwood

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Student science achievement and the integration of indigenous knowledge in the classroom and on standardized tests, Juliann Benson

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Development of bio-optical algorithms to estimate chlorophyll in the Great Salt Lake and New England lakes using in situ hyperspectral measurements, Shane Richard Bradt

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Cusp Ion Structures and Their Relation to Magnetopause Processes, Hyun Ju Connor

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Examining celestial polarization with the Gamma Ray Polarimeter Experiment (GRAPE), Taylor Pyne Connor

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Can we get there from here? Ecosystem based governance in the Bay of Fundy/Gulf of Maine region, John R. Coon

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Culture, place and identity in a mobile community, Genevieve Ramsey Cox

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Violent socialization processes and criminal behavior: An international perspective on variations in social control during late adolescence and emerging adulthood, Aimee Delaney Lutz

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The impact of multilayer periodicity on texture, morphology, chemical stability and machining performance of titanium aluminum nitride/chromium nitride thin films, Dale Andrew Delisle

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Anxious lives: Tracing the life course of a medical diagnosis through illness narratives, Jennifer J. Esala

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Watching children: A history of America's race to educate kids and the creation of the 'slow-learner' subject, Jeffrey C. Frenkiewich

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The impact of seasonal movements by ovigerous American lobsters (Homarus americanus) on egg development and larval release, Jason Seth Goldstein

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Observation of high iron charge states in solar energetic particle events, Zhangbo Guo

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The use of multibeam and split-beam echo sounders for assessing biomass and distribution of spring-spawning Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine, Christopher William Damon Gurshin

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Fairness in a data center, MIkkel Hagen

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The role of red-backed salamanders in ecosystems, Daniel J. Hocking

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1960s travel fiction and Englishness during the postimperial turn, Matthew J. Hurwitz

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Effects of nitrogen-fixing symbiotic cyanobacteria on the microbial ecology of the coral, Montastraea cavernosa, Jessica K. Jarett

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Morphological study of composite latex particles and water interaction with polymer chains, Bo Jiang

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On the reproductive biology of the western Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, Jessica M. Knapp

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Learning from feedback: How students read, interpret and use teacher written feedback in the composition classroom, Elisabeth A. Kramer-Simpson

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Mechanism of SPS acceleration in a PEG containing copper plating bath, Ashleigh Kreider

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The ecological role of feeding disturbances of the Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, Wan-Jean Lee

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Trace metal applications in atmospheric and watershed dynamics: Case studies of mercury deposition in New England and bedrock groundwater-surface water mixing, Melissa A. Lombard

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A multi-temporal image analysis of habitat modification in the Coastal Watershed, NH, Meghan Graham MacLean

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Provider-Controlled Bandwidth Management for HTTP-based Video Delivery, Kevin J. Ma

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Producing science that gets used by coastal communities: What funders should do to link more science with decisions, Kalle Matso

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Cross-correlation based performance measures for characterizing the influence of in-vehicle interfaces on driving and cognitive workload, Zeljko Medenica

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Mean Force Structure and Scaling of Rough-Wall Turbulent Boundary Layers, Faraz Mehdi

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An empirical investigation: How small to mid-sized enterprises use innovation on the path toward ecological sustainability, Shelley F. Mitchell

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Tracking environmental trends in the Great Bay Estuarine System: An examination of water quality and nuisance macroalgal blooms, Jeremy C. Nettleton

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Educative encounters: An analysis of Dewey, Buber and Noddings to understand the role of encountering self, others and the world in teaching and learning in higher education, Carrie Maureen Nolan

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Eating quality and variability in carotenoid content and profiles in winter squash and sweet potato, Jennifer Bonina Noseworthy

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Comparative systems analysis of thermochemical and biochemical recycling of organic waste towards industrial feedstocks, Philip Nuss

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The historical fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea: A reconstruction of trawl gear, effort and trends in demersal fish stocks, Giacomo Chato Osio

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Stuck in the middle: A case study of conflict experiences by a first-time community college president, Martha Parker-Magagna

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Inventing George Whitefield: Celebrity and the making of a religious icon, Jessica M. Parr

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Created in the image of: Mormonism and the rhetorical production of identity in privately-published family histories, Michael K. Peterson

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Observational studies of scatterometer ocean vector winds in the presence of dynamic air-sea interactions, Amanda Michael Plagge

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Wave-particle interactions in the solar wind and solar flares, Peera Pongkitiwanichakul

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Interaction between the coastal ocean and the estuarine systems, Shivanesh Arvinda Rao

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Shifting alliances and fairweather friends: Luso-American relations, 1941--1951, Paula Celeste Gomes Noversa. Rioux

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Towards Colombian small-scale marine fisheries management: Hacia un manejo de la pesca marina artesanal en Colombia, Lina Maria Saavedra-Diaz

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Liquefaction and ring shear device, Julian A. Sandoval

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Essays on motor fuel taxation and price dynamics in the European Union, Aliya Sassi