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Theses/Projects from 2017

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"A feminist interpretation of women's work with Koloa in the Tongan community", Mele'ana K. 'Akolo

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Psychological consequences of genetic testing, Jack Allen

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Abundance, growth, and predation by non-native brown trout in the Trinity River, CA, Justin S. Alvarez

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Weight perception and weight loss behaviors: A comparison between adolescents with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Elanor J. Anderson

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The effects of bicycling exercise on the metabolic cost of walking in older adults, Daniel Hugo Aslan

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First-generation college students experiencing the "sophomore slump:" the need for continued support, Sarah J. Bacio

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Multiple maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences: exploring cumulative threats to attachment quality, James E. Barnett

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Equine assisted learning with special populations, Hanna R. Baus

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Electronic books or print books for increased reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition in third grade students, Jenney M. Bickel

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The effects of adapted physical education on students with Down syndrome: A meta-analysis, Christopher IJ Bolt

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Levee stories for an expedited reconnaissance study, Kathleen C. Bromley

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Habitat use and movement patterns of two redwood forest salamanders, Aneides vagrans and Ensatina eschscholtzii, with an examination of the efficacy of pit tags for marking small plethodontids, Christian Brown

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Comparison of tree growth and restoration treatment persistence in riparian and upland California Montane Forests, Scott D. Burdette

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The effect of the teaching practicum setting on the beliefs of pre-service physical educators about inclusion in physical education, Jacob Cheek

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Cannabis use frequency and mood on creativity, Caitlin Clark

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“My lesbian space rock show”: representations of intersectional identities in Steven Universe, Heather L. Clark

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Global movements in the capitalist world system: occupy Wall Street and the World Social Forum, Loren M. Collins

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An estimation of potential salmonid habitat capacity in the upper mainstem Eel River, California, Emily J. Cooper

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Movement, Habitat, and Home Range of Introduced Bullfrogs (Lithobates Catesbeianus) on Mad River Gravel Ponds (Humboldt Co., CA, USA), With Implications for Hydro-Modification as a Method of Management, Madeline C. Cooper

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education- cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis, Sam R. Diskin

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Restoration of attentional deficits after concussion, Katharine B. Earle

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One-to-one technology in middle school science, Jenny A. Finnegan

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Automatic power management for instructional computers at Humboldt State University: a calculation of potential energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, Nicholas F. Flenghi

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An investigation of the hydraulics in a prototype pool-and-chute, vortex weir fishway for anadromous fish passage., Brendan Foster

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Transcending language: bridging language gaps in science education with drawing, Jacqueline J. Gardner

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Effectiveness of teacher training on the use of universal design learning strategies with special education students in middle school, Seanessy W. Gavin

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27 months of solitude: a Peace Corps story, Christopher A. Gordon

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Considering "disparate" genealogies analogously: a survey into the histories of peer response and their impact on current peer response practices, Laura P. Gorman

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A "dying breed"? exploring logger identity after the decline in the timber industry in Hayfork, CA, Sheri L. Harrison

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Are caffeine’s effects on neuronal calcium levels due to the caffeine metabolite, paraxanthine?, Kendra Jean Hartsuyker

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Transformation in three American orchestras: an analysis of labor, agency, and change, Jacqueline Heinzen

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Abjection in late nineteenth century British literature, Robin A. Imholte

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Physical health and physical self-concept: a comparison of physical activity electives at the middle school level, Lisa J. Jennings

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The influence of physical activity participation and externalizing behaviors among children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Nikander Jonte

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Finding nondestructive parameters for root-to-shoot ratios in douglas-fir, grand fir, and redwood saplings in Northwest California for biomass and carbon storage estimates, Walter A. Kast

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The facilitators and barriers to physical activity: The perspective of adults with disabilities, Elizabeth K. Keener

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education- affective outcomes: A meta-analysis, Breanna L. Ketel

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Effects of active versus passive recovery on blood lactate and performance in repeated Wingate tests, Madison Kirkpatrick

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education-cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis, James Robert Kunkel

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The benefits of arts education in second language acquisition and in pedagogy, Christina Marie Lastra

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The effects of a concussion on dynamic stability and cognitive performance during single and dual task tandem gait, Erin Lodwick

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The bee fauna of the Horse Mountain and Grouse Mountain Region, Humboldt County, California, Carrie Lopez

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Truth or dare: anonymous-- a self-proclaimed cyber anarchist movement, Yancy Mejia

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Aspirants and interlopers: First-generation, underrepresented, low-income master's students, Jennifer Miles

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Modeling the spread of sudden oak death across a heterogeneous landscape in Redwood National Park using a spatially-explicit epidemiological model, Laura A. Morgan

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Reliability and validity of a modified anaerobic speed test to determine anaerobic capacity in NCAA division II soccer players, Kenji Murao

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“I exist to resist”: navigating the gender non-conforming identity at Humboldt State University, Lizbeth E. Olmedo

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The differences in academic achievement in fit, healthy, and unfit 7th grade students, David Pauls

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Multicultural literature: changes in perceptions and attitudes in fourth graders, Luis A. Pelayo Zepeda

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Juvenile remains: predicting body mass and stature in modern american populations, Erin F E Pinkston

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All-lands management: Convening communities and their lands around fire management, Jodie T. Pixley

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Assessment of individual photovoltaic module performance after 26 years of field exposure at the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad, California, Jake Rada

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Examining veiled muslim women's experiences in educational institutions in France and the United States and decolonizing the curriculum to reflect their stories, Katherine Ruprecht

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Multiscale habitat suitability modeling for canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) along the Northern California coast, Portia N. Saucedo

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Countering a colonial fantasy of Filipinos highlanders: Ethnic versus ethical tourism, Isadora F. Sharon

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Technical and economic potential of microgrids in California, Pramod Singh

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Seasonal comparison of environmental DNA and traditional sampling techniques for detecting coastal tailed frogs (ascaphus truei) in Northern California, Lauren Smith

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The health, fitness, and anthropometric characteristics of firefighters on the North Coast of California, Gil Spitz

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Cultural change in rural schools through enrichment and intervention in a quality after-school program, Kimberly Stepp Mrs.

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Motivation, imagination, and the future self in second language acquisition, Jason J. Stibi

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Economic analysis for residential solar PV systems with battery storage in PG&E territory, Jayati Thakor

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In the face of drought: Do fuel treatments promote resistance to multi-year drought in a mixed-conifer forest of northern California?, Michael Vernon

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The effects of adapted physical education on students with Down syndrome: A Meta-Analysis, Osvaldo Villalvazo

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Reintegration in a rural community: strengths, barriers, and recommendations for reentry in Humboldt County, Vanessa E. Vrtiak

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Listening to the Mattole: lessons in bioregionalism, cannabis, and capitalism from a Northern California community, Nicola R. Walters

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Measuring chocolate craving in adults, Haley M. Whitham

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Do the arts play an essential role in STEM subjects? How STEAM professional development affects teacher intent to teach subjects in an integrative manner., Stacy N. Young

Theses/Projects from 2016

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Genetic structure and connectivity of the endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ingens) in a heterogeneous environment, Nathan Alexander

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Early seral mixed-conifer forest structure and composition following a wildfire reburn in the Sierra Nevada, Erin Alvey

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Seasonal habitat selection of the North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) in a coastal dune forest, Cara L. Appel

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Needs assessment of culturally relevant and sensitive domestic violence services for Native American women in a rural Northern California county, Noelle L. Danis

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Molt in individuals: A description of prealternate molt phenology in a population of Snowy Plovers in Humboldt County, California, Alexa DeJoannis

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Fine-scale change detection using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to inform reproductive biology in nesting Waterbirds, Sharon Dulava

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Soil organic matter distribution in a Douglas-Fir-Tanoak Forest, Humboldt County, California, Hollie A. Ernest

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Juvenile survival and adult return as a function of freshwater rearing life history for Coho Salmon in the Klamath River Basin, Molly Gorman

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The effect of rest interval duration on the volume completed during a high intensity bench press exercise, Dennis J. Hernandez

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Baseline monitoring and characterization of rocky intertidal fish communities in Northern California, Kevin D. Hinterman

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Ninety-two years of tree growth and death in a second-growth coast Redwood Forest, Benjamin Iberle

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An experimental test of response by Common Ravens to nest exclosures, Teresa R. King

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Access to recreational open space in Patterson, Ca: a geospatial analysis utilizing geographic information systems, Leanne S. Lynch

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Water quality evaluation of tire derived aggregate, Richela K. Maeda

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Simulation of nuclear fusion using a one dimensional particle in cell method, Steven T. Margell

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Warm springs national fish hatchery intake improvements, Chelsea M. McNeil

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Evaluating Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) reproductive success: Effects of parental care behaviors and estimating individual chick survival, Shannon Murphy

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The effectiveness of physical activity interventions on young individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A meta-analysis, Adam Nacario

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Differences in physical activity participation, screen time, and body mass index for children with learning disabilities and typically developing children, Andrew Q. Pawlick

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Leadership, it's everyone's responsibility, Bruce A. Triplett

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Performance and morphology in Sequoiadendron genotypes outside of their range, Christopher M. Valness

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Evaluation of parameter estimation and field application of transgenerational genetic mark-recapture, Ryan W. Whitmore

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Peer tutoring in physical education: A review of evidence-based practices, Kanica Yiep