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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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From vulnerability to resilience: emergency planning for individuals with developmental disabilities and their service providers in Humboldt County, California, Dawn C. Albrecht

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The effects of incline and resistance on metabolic cost and muscle activation in elliptical exercise, Megan K. Alfi

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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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Salmon pluralities: the politics of commercial fishing on the Hoopa Valley Reservation, Lori D. Biondini

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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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Darlingtonia californica phytotelma organisms: spatial relations within the metacommunity, Stefani Marie Brandt

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Residents' attitudes toward tourism on Catalina Island, Kristin Braun

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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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Forward osmosis for wastewater treatment and energy recovery: a techno-economic analysis, Patrick William Buckwalter

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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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Voices erased from the environmental discourse: understanding campesin@s realities and identities through narratives and forms of resistances, Natalie M. Cardoso

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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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HPLC-UV Quantitation of folate synthesized by Rickettsia endosymbiot ixodes pacificus (REIP), Junyan Chen

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The effects of kinesio tape on circulation and healing: a meta-analysis, Stephanie A. Chuml

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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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Mobbing behavior in Wild steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Kelly Anne Commons

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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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Voices of cully: a case study of the living cully weatherization and home repair project 2.0, Lucy J.T. Cultrera

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Application of Agisoft Photoscan and sediment transport modeling for the analysis of sediment wave propagation succeeding gravel augmentation, Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River, Oregon, Mindi Lea Curran

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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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"Getting your boots dirty": opportunities for farm to school in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, Ross Eskridge

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Eating your greens: community gardens and gentrification in Oakland, Nicholas C. Felicich

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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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Settler colonialism and white settler responsibility in the Karuk, Konomihu, Shasta, and New River Shasta Homelands: a white unsettling manifesto, Laura S. Hurwitz

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The water-electricity nexus in California: drought-induced risk to thermal electricity generation, Timothy S. Hyles

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

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Equal access, knowledge, and empowerment: promoting inclusion in sex education and reproductive health care for Humboldt County's Spanish speaking population, Corinna Irwin

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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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The effect of workload reductions on anaerobic work during high intensity running, Taylor Keith Kennon

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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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The Technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of rice straw residue for biomass energy production in India, Gaurav Kumar

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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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A comparison of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages between perennial and intermittent headwater streams of the Mattole River in northern California, USA, Mason S. London

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Enhancing the acquisition of discipline-specific vocabulary through student concordancing, David W. Longstreth Jr.

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

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Retrospective analysis of contact sport participation on cognitive function in healthy athletes, Lisa C. Martinez

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The influence of canopy cover and climate on early life-stage vital rates for northern Red-legged frogs (Rana aurora), and the implications for population growth rates, Kecly McHarry

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Sedimentation and erosion patterns within anabranching channels in a lowland river restoration project, Ivan Medel

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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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Nature, socio-spatial divisions and connections: an examination of El Jardín de Guadalupe, Elizabeth Moreno

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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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Seasonal fish and invertebrate communities in three northern California estuaries, Katherine Osborn

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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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The effect of online education on pre-service teachers’ knowledge of peer tutoring, Dominic S. Ratto

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An examination of water consumption during and after severe drought in coastal stands of Douglas-fir in the Pacific northwest, Kirsten Reddy

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EFL teaching and teacher training in Nicaragua: a master's international experience, Deva Richards

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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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Paleoecology of foraminifera from the late Miocene - early Pliocene Pullen and Saint George formations, northwestern California, Trenton J. Ryan

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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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A population model for Coho salmon (Onchorhynchus kisutch) in freshwater creek: evaluating the effects of life history variation and habitat restoration, Gabriel Scheer

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

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Rural adults in education: why don't they come? a curriculum addressing dispositional barriers to participation, Erica A. Silver

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Technical and economic potential of microgrids in California, Pramod Singh

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Ownership structures and financing options for solar energy generation in the Redwood Coast Energy Authority service area, Mahayla Ca-va Slackerelli

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Subtropical agronomy on a variable landscape: exploring late classic farming in the Three Rivers Region through geotechnical design and the distribution ofedaphic variables, Byron Smith

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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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Baseline characterization of nearshore Rocky reef fishes found in northern California marine protected areas, Jay M. Staton

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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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Population characteristics and trophic interactions between Pacific mole crabs and Redtail surfperch on northern California sandy beaches, Michelle Lynn Succow

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Economic effects of Pacific halibut closures on businesses on the North Coast and the age, growth, and reproductive status of Pacific halibut in northern California and central Oregon, Miki Takada

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

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Propensity of predator mimicry in Wild steller's jays, Trinity C. Tippin

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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