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The Spring 2022 submission deadline is Monday, May 9, 2022. To submit your thesis or project for approval, use the Submit Thesis button on the left-side menu or click HERE. Committee members will only have until May 10 to register their approvals so please notify them that you will be submitting. Please SUBMIT EARLY to allow your committee members time to electronically register their approval.

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Theses/Projects from 2021

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Multimodality in focus, Jonathan Abidari

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Using UAV and traditional remote sensing data to detect vegetation vigor and monitor stream morphology in a desert riparian ecosystem, Jordan Bradley Adair

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Laboratory to landscape: mycorestoration, Riley Sanae Allen

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An overview of electronic preference assessments and recommendations for their use in telehealth, Giancarlo Anro

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Use of redwood basal hollows by bats: a focus on the Townsend's big-eared bat on the North Coast of California, Amon Jotesh Armstrong

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May all teachers be happy: a mindfulness manual for school staff, Laura Ella Ashley

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In-flux: economic and community adaptations of former timber mill-towns in the American West, Cherilyn P. Ashmead

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Caution fatigue: group identification and disgust provide protection in the COVID-19 pandemic, Logan F. Ashworth

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Merging art and science: Lessons learned from an 'otterly' different case study, Jess Barger

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Wingate muscular power test reference values for active healthy adults ages 19-29: normative data and differences between sex, Levi Basist

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Why do people donate? Motivation of major donors in higher education, Karin Hsuan Chao-Bushoven

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The role of hardiness and autonomy support on college student engagement, Kevin Douglas Cherry

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Evidence for middle Miocene elevated topography isolating the southern Klamath mountains province: a u-pb & lu-hf detrital zircon study of the Weaverville formation, Dana J. Christensen

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Satellite-based phenology analysis in evaluating the response of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands' tropical forests to the 2017 hurricanes, Melissa Collin

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Assessing California commercial fishing community well-being in the context of marine protected area (MPA) formation, Samantha Cook

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A look at land cover classification methods in Northern California with the use of high spatial resolution geospatial data, Lucila Corro

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Comparison of standard and environmental DNA methods for estimating Chinook salmon smolt abundance in the Klamath River, California, Doyle Joseph Coyne

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"It kind of polishes all your flaws away": long-term experiences with psilocybin mushrooms and the influence of set and setting, Danielle Nicole Daniel

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Estrogen disruption of hypothalamic neural activity, Princess Dickson

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Recreation, vegetation management, and disease impact sympatric carnivore activity in California's East Bay parks, Leigh J. Douglas

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The politics of biomass energy in California: how external benefits are used to support an economically marginal sector, Dana L. Dysthe

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The attitudes and perspectives of small rural school administrators towards secondary math instruction, Timothy J. Ebendick II

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An analysis of the global warming impact of Humboldt State University's refrigerant inventory, Alex Eckert-Ross

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On the acceptance of urban beavers in Martinez, California, Zane A. Eddy

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Effects of spatial language cues on attention and the perception of ambiguous images, Aaron Foster

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The intersection of empathy, social identity, and threat, Samantha E. Gardner

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Conifer encroachment and removal in a Northern California oak woodland: influences on ecosystem physiology and biodiversity, Gabriel S. Goff

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Evaluating the effects of Atlantic menhaden management and environmental change on the northwest Atlantic Ocean ecosystem, Maxwell T. Grezlik

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The effects of turn amplitude and spatial frequency on the energetic cost of running, Adam B. Grimmitt

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College students' mental health and drug use outcomes during the stay-at-home order, Alexander T. Hain

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Write yourself awake: the double pursuit of mindfulness meditation and writing, Alysia M. Hegg

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Noninvasive genetic sampling with a Bayesian spatial capture-recapture analysis to estimate abundance of Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti), Makenzie Henk

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Functional analysis of folate biosynthesis genes of Rickettsia monacensis STR. Humboldt via complementation assay, Brandon James Hill

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Hydraulic assessment of traditional and fish-friendly tide gates in Humboldt Bay, California, Marcela Anne Jimenez

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Post-fire effects in chaparral and oak ecosystems of northern California, Abigail M. Jones

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A comparison of the removal of estrogen between different wastewater treatment processes, Danielle J. Jones

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A techno-economic comparison of battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell transit bus fleet options for Humboldt County, California, Aditya S. Kushwah Mr.

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Comparison of low-cost commercial unpiloted digital aerial photogrammetry to airborne laser scanning across multiple forest types in California, James Edward Lamping

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Hózhó, “to walk in beauty and balance”: Indigenous writers decolonize theories of myth, Aaron Laughlin

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Ecological and social drivers of Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) home range patterns across spatiotemporal scales, Evelyn M. Lichwa

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Can a remote sensing approach with hyperspectral data provide early detection and mapping of spatial patterns of black bear bark stripping in coast redwoods?, Shayne R. Magstadt

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Evaluating immaturity risk in young stands of the serotinous knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata), Katherine Marlin

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Social comparison tendencies and the reward value of same-sex beauty among heterosexual women, Melissa M. Martin Ms.

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Anthology of an empath, Meriel Melendrez Mees

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A survey on the status of acceptance and commitment training in rural Northern California, Jacqueline A. Morris

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Evaluations of group activism when faced With identity threat, Ari Neely

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Exploring zosterophyll relationships within a more broadly sampled character space: a focus on anatomy, Megan Nibbelink

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Alone on the range? Rangeland stakeholder perceptions of public lands, community change and maintaining rural livelihoods, Hailee Rose Nolte

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Seed bank composition within two sagebrush communities: a comparison of drought, microsite, and aboveground community effects, Allison Marie Nunes

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Do beaver dam analogues act as passage barriers to juvenile coho salmon and juvenile steelhead trout?, Christopher G. O'Keefe

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Effects of large wood restoration on coho salmon in a northern California watershed: a before-after-control-impact experiment, Natalie B. Okun

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Bird abundance and diversity in shade coffee and natural forest Kenya, Frank J. Ong'ondo

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The homology of sarcopterygian gills, Kyle Orr

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Will work for belongingness: prototypicality, uncertainty, threat and collective action tendencies, D. James Peabody

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Effects of a dual-task paradigm on tandem gait performance, Courtney Angela Perry

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Access to technology in Humboldt County: measuring digital preparedness at the start of a pandemic, Lauren E. Proffitt

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Building habitat suitability models to examine distribution shifts for the Black-headed Grosbeak, Hairy Woodpecker, and Yellow-rumped Warbler due to drought, fire, and bark beetle infestation in the Pacific Northwest, Holli Nicole Pruhsmeier

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Integrated curriculum in physical education, Delaney M. Rice

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A study on family engagement and COVID-19 experiences at the HSU Children's Center, Elizabeth Rice

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Beyond care and order in school climate: a qualitative study of defender and outsider cognitions in bullying situations, William S. Richards IV

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The effect of quality of life on cardiometabolic risk factors in postmenopausal women, Chavela Lynn Riotutar

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Resolving variability in size structure in an individual-based model for the North Pacific krill, Euphausia pacifica, Roxanne Robertson

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Influences on conifer drought responses in northern California, Wallis L. Robinson

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Parents and children’s perceptions of their gross motor abilities and physical activity levels, Hailee D. Schmidt

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The effect of partner gender on bisexual’s percieved LGBT+ belonging, Danielle Siegel

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Grit and mindset - unrelated to performance in a motor learning task, Jacob Smith

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Identifying neuron clusters controlling movement vigor, Jay A. Strabinick

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Structural and thermochronologic evidence of Paleogene-Neogene faulting and exhumation of the Klamath mountain province, Taylor C. Team

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Working towards land return in Goukdi’n: a history of genocide and a future of healing, Carrie Tully

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Do ACES moderate expressive writing outcomes? Examining the relationship between exposure to adverse childhood experiences and expressive writing outcomes, Nick Vasquez

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Effects of prescribed fire on drought resistance and recovery in mixed conifer forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, Zachary J. Wenderott

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Response of invertebrate drift to dam-release restoration pulse flows from Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River, CA, Jasmine S. Williamshen

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The influence of biological sex, athletic identity and pressure on collegiate athlete's attitudes and behaviors toward playing through pain and injury, Margaret Anne Willis

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Response of coastal ichthyoplankton assemblages off northern California to seasonal oceanographic and climate variability, Blair M. Winnacott

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Spatiotemporal patterns in water yield from the humid puna: a case study in the agrarian district of Zurite, Perú, Wyeth Wunderlich

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Exploring renewable energy futures in Humboldt County consistent with the goals of California’s renewable portfolio standard, Amin M. Younes

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Effect of whole fruit based anthocyanins on systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, and waist circumference in women, Anastasiya Yudinova

Theses/Projects from 2020

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"The world has changed, and the Wiyot changed with it:" the socio-political processes and rationale of cultural landscape decolonization on Wiyot ancestral land, Mark C. Adams

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Living rivers, cosmopolitan activism, and environmental justice in the Bengal Delta, Daniel Adel

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Strengthening the capacity to serve undocumented students in a rural California State University, Carlos Alvarado Sanchez

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Neurodegenerative modeling: tau protein, degradative pathways, and gene expression profiling of human IPSC-derived neural precursors and differentiated 3-D neural sphere versus 2-D monolayer cultures, Kyle H. Anthoney

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"This is home:" pictures, place meaning, and community in the natural-amenity-rich Del Norte County, California, Erik Arndt

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Retelling narratives of eco-memory: settler colonialism and carceral occupation of the Jordan River, Megan Rose Awwad

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Lead me to lose: how leaders, uncertainty, and competition influence weight loss intentions in groups, Jeffrey M. Beaulieu

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What student information do teachers find valuable enough to change their practices?, Heather Becksted

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Female collegiate student athletes and the perception, attitudes and experiences of psychological and mental health services, Breonna Bejaran

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Spatiotemporal variability of rockfish recruitment on California's north coast in relation to habitat availability, Carolyn Belak

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Decay of woody residues as the counterfactual treatment to mobilization for bioelectricity generation, Max A. Blasdel

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Does testosterone affect sexist attitudes in men? A simulated analysis, Steven R. Bowman

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Perceptions of academic achievement in a community college sample, Devon Burg

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Knemidokoptes mites and their effects on the gripping position of Steller’s jay feet, Wade M. Burris

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Papal support for women under uncertainty: changing perceptions of women in religious leadership positions in the Roman Catholic Church, Stephanie M. Byers

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Resilience, capacity, and place: a comparative case study of small-scale forest-based biomass energy development in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range communities, Rebecca E. Cashero

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Electrification of domestic hot water to aid the integration of renewable energy in the California grid, Alejandro Cervantes

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Assessing convergent validity of the QABF and TBH FA intake form with results of a functional analysis, Melissa Cisneros

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Dendroanthropological applications in adaptive management: a multi-methodical approach for interpreting cultural landscape change at MVS-YEE-SE’-NE, Brandy Alexandra Clark

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Growth mindset and agency in the preschool classroom, Isaac Rowan Coppock

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Trauma informed practices at the middle school level, Forrest Ray Cord

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Making connections to the Filipino American community using culturally responsive music pedagogy, Jared Thomas Coyle

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Holistic student development in higher education: perspectives and practices of holistic student development at a public California university, Francisca Ann Crutchfield