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Theses/Projects from 2019

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Childhood and trauma: The effects of adverse childhood experiences on the brain, behavior, and learning in the elementary school classroom, Aeryn Aguilar

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DIY art and community activism, Preston Allen

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Wild blueberries increase fat oxidation rate during moderate intensity exercise, Jessie Armendariz

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Predicting spawning habitat for coho salmon (oncorhynchus kisutch), chinook salmon (oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and steelhead (oncorhynchus mykiss) using geospatially constructed stream morphology from high-resolution lidar-derived digital elevation model and field survey data in the indian creek watershed, mendocino county, California, Justin Patrick Bissell Mr.

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Toward a working theory of queer hypermedia: An analysis of queer textual structures in gone home and what remains of Edith Finch, Cat Boers

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Emergent bilinguals and academic language acquisition through the use of sentence frames, Leah Clougherty

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The effect of manipulating vertical motion on running economy, Claire Copriviza

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Fishing community capitals & regulatory ghosts: Planning for sustainability in Eureka, California, Robert J. Dumouchel II

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The effects of motivational climate on skill acquisition and motivation for physical activity in children with intellectual disabilities, Lucas Henry Govan

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The effect of interval intensity on time to exhaustion during high intensity interval training (HIIT) running in recreational male runners, Andrew M. Hahn

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Building energy modeling and techno-economic feasibility analysis of zero net energy tiny homes in coastal Humboldt County, California, Jeffrey Alan Harkness

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The effects of circuit training on decreasing off-task behaviors for children with autism spectrum disorder, Juan C. Hernandez

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The effects of group and individual based physical activity on mood in children with intellectual disabilities, Bunlong Hong

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Beyond the paradise tax: Assessing the potential for rental vehicle electrification in Kaua'i County, Hawai'i, Derek K. Ichien

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The role of prototypicality threat in men's evaluations of transgender women, Alexandria Jaurique

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Analysis of aboral spine variation in the forcipulate sea star, Pisaster ochraceus (Brandt 1835), Angela Jordane Jones

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The effect of yoga on the total number of off-task behaviors for children with autism spectrum disorder, Ashley N. Jovick

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Distribution of sea star wasting disease symptoms in Pisaster ochraceus in the rocky intertidal zone, Jana N. Litt

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The effects of concussion on Tandem Gait performance with secondary cognitive tasks, Angel Lomeli

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Effects of a race timer on the three minute all-out test for critical power, Paul K. Mandell

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Evaluation of a 5-session community based physical activity education program for parents of children with disabilities, Samantha L. Maritzen

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Long-term effectiveness of fuel treatments in oak and chaparral stands of Northern California, Caroline Ann Martorano

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A mentoring model for the Hoopa Valley Tribe, Gregory J. Masten

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Ecological consequences of sea star wasting disease: Non-consumptive effects and trait-mediated indirect interactions from Pisaster ochraceus, Timothy Ian McClure

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The role of encoding specificity in incidental learning: Implications for explicit and implicit false memories, Cassady McLaughlin

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Targeting social cohesion in female roosevelt elk (cervus canadensis roosevelti) groups minimizes survey efforts for fecal dna capture-recapture estimates of abundance, Rudolph Gabriel Mena

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Writing across the curriculum in secondary education, Katie L. Moles

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Converting coast redwood/Douglas-fir forests to multiaged management: residual stand damage, tree growth, and regeneration, Robert Thomas Muma

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Communities towards social sustainability: A case study of La'akea permaculture community and Lost Valley education and event center, Richard Brett Olson

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Biologically framed schizophrenia as a barrier to belief in free will, Nicholas L. Ortiz

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Host-plant specialization and nesting biology of anthidium placitum (megachilidae) in Northwest California, Christopher Pow

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Assessing craniofacial variation and sexual dimorphism in a skeletal sample from Medieval Prussia, Carrisa Sue Pritchard

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Solar+ microgrid costs at gas station and convenience stores in the state of California, Thalia Quinn

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Application of the predicted repetitions-to-failure perceived exertion scale for the NFL-225lb bench press test, Anthony G. Ratto

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On the edge of inclusion: A look at the shifting of representation in museum display and archival cataloging, Natalie Ray

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Phonetic convergence and auditory imagery in reading, Josue E. Rodriguez

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Ethos in climate change communication: Analyzing digital and broadcast news coverage of the fourth national climate assessment, Dakota Rohlin Mr.

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Effects of a physical activity educational program on parents self-efficacy for facilitating independent physical activity for their children with disabilities, Dahnika Y. Romero

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Evaluation of range-wide occupancy and survey methods for the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Alyssa E. Semerdjian

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Get the fuck out for a positive identity, Bryan Sherburne

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Pornstars, content creators, and sex educators: A discourse analysis of gender, sexuality & resistance in the West-Coast pornography industry, Samantha Silver

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Reclamation through alteration of the body: Heavily tattooed women’s perceptions of self, Vanessa E. Smith

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Spatial variability in recruitment of Chilipepper rockfish (sebastes goodei) in the California current system, Laura K. Solinger

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Promoting English fluency through peer feedback and dialogue journals in an ESL college classroom, Sarah L. Stone

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Does Waldorf education offer a well-rounded and integrated experience that prepares students for higher grades and life in general?, Jacqueline A. Stratton

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Performance profile for tabata intermittent training on treadmill, Nathan Tamayo

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Reserve, symptoms, sex, and outcome following a single sports-related concussion, Summer A. Thornfeldt

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Consensual non monogamy in Humboldt County: An exploration of jealousy, intimacy, and emergent relational ideologies, Isaac W. Torres

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Tree squirrels and fishers in Northern California: The effects of masting hardwoods on stand use, Andria M. Townsend

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Evaluation of restoration techniques and management practices of tule pertaining to eco-cultural use, Irene A. Vasquez

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Gender representation in art pedagogy, Julia S. White

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Serving in the kingdom: a volunteer experience in the development of efl literacy in Tonga, Melissa Wise

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Exercise and the fffects of off-task time behavior during academic time among children with disabilities, Morgan L. Wood

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The effects of video modeling on complimentary behaviors towards children with disabilities in typically developing children: A case study, Rhodes D. Wroth

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The relationship between personality characteristics and creativity on judgements of facial attractiveness, Zhelin Wu

Theses/Projects from 2018

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The effects of prophylactic ankle bracing on collegiate women's basketball ankle range of motion, static balance, and dynamic balance, Damian Ignacio Aguilar

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Technical and economic feasibility of utilizing efficient photovoltaic systems to power rural health centres in the federal capital territory (FCT) of Nigeria, Jimento G. Aikhuele

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Religion, language, gender, and culture: challenges experienced by Saudi international students in Humboldt County, Dafer Sahab Alqarni

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Utility-scale solar photovoltaic hosting potential of historic mill sites in Humboldt County, California, Michael Avcollie

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Investigating differing degrees of FoxO3a expression in adult neural stem cells between age groups in zebrafish, Francis G. Bacik

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Productivity and cost of a cut-to-length commercial thinning operation in a northern California redwood forest, Kigwang Baek

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The 2016 election: Conservative female voters agentive, adversarial and resolutely republican, Laura F. Benne MS

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Key themes for identifying trauma informed care best practices within secondary education, Mathew Dean Bigham

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Extending the fossil record of the Polytrichaceae (Bryophyta): insights from the early Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, Canada, Alexander C. Bippus

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Foraging habitat of pileated woodpeckers in relation to a managed landscape on the Hoopa Valley reservation, Northwestern California, Dawn Michelle Blake

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Assessing spatio-temporal patterns of forest decline across a diverse landscape in the Klamath Mountains using a 28-year Landsat time-series analysis, Drew S. Bost

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Fall risk behaviors and intrinsic risk factors for falls in indigenous and non-indigenous rural older adults, Andre Gallegos Bouweraerts

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An analysis of the affect that music has on the level of engagement and the rate of efficiency during a structured task for students with autism specturm disorder, Dustin Joel Bradshaw

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Low income housing energy efficiency improvement program for the Yurok tribe of Northern California, Keivan Branson

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The developmental implications of the regulatory relationship between cJun and OCT4 in murine embryonic stem cells, Rachel E. Brewer

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Dinjik enjit nerrzhrii (we are hunting for moose): an evaluation of tribal co-management in the Yukon flats, interior Alaska, Kelda E. Britton

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Playing and learning through text and images: Examining features of adolescent literacy and the potential of graphic novels as a supportive tool, Emily Ann Bushta

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"Ninis'a:n M'ixine:whe' YiŁchwe": Towards a local land based pedagogy in Northern California's North Coast for local indigenous heritage languages, Chance Edward Carpenter IV

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The role of social capital in fishing community sustainability: case of Shelter Cove, CA, Laura R. Casali

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Hunting habitat use and selection patterns of barn owl (Tyto alba) in the urban-agricultural setting of a prominent wine grape growing region of California, Xeronimo A. Castaneda

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The positive effects on attitude among high school students towards students with autism spectrum disorder, Mario Castillo-Urbina

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Negatively correlated abundance suggests competition between red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) and red sea urchins (Mesocentrotus franciscanus) inside and outside established MPAs closed to commercial sea urchin harvest in northern California, Johnathan Centoni

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Evaluation of a family fitness program: The Fit Fam program, Steven Childs

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License to ill: slang and uncertainty as motivational accounts for group identification, Benny Chu

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A little dab will do ya: An exploration of first time dabbers on YouTube, Christopher L. Coker

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The effect of a summer family fitness program on the fitness levels of children with disabilities, Emily Cole

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Stability for a small historic house museum: Drafting a collection management policy for the Trinidad Museum, Alexandra Mackay Cox

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Check-in/check-out teaches skills for success, Jennifer Elaine Coyle and Jennifer Coyle

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Historical consciousness, the cultural imaginary and postcolonial subjectivity in Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being, Cassandra S. Curatolo

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Involvement and campus climate on the academic success of black college students, Tyries Delemar

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Changes in demography, distribution, and diet in garter snakes following eradication of a non-native prey subsidy, Justin A. Demianew Mr.

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Out of sight, out of mind: An analysis of household food waste in Arcata, California, Jennifer Michelle Domareki

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Banking for the future: An ethnographic study on the local food bank, its role on food justice, and patron perception, Edward Fernandez

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Fighting rape culture at Humboldt state university: challenges and growth in student activism, Ariel Rose Fishkin

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The effects of ocean acidification and reduced oxygen on the behavior and physiology of juvenile rockfish, Corianna H. Flannery

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Learning from a restoration innovator: Building community capitals and resilience through the restoration economy, Marisa Formosa

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Stress and frailty in medieval Prussia: interpretations from skeletal remains at Bez?awki, Katherine E. Gaddis

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Attachment, stress, and self-efficacy while parenting children on the autism spectrum, Angela Maire Galioto

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Community-based initiatives for neighborhood and community rehabilitation: a case study of the Mission District, San Francisco, California, Francesca Monique Gallardo

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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a physical education/physical activity environment: Meta analysis, Jessica Giesige

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Children's mental health care needs assessment in six rural northern California counties, Brandi L. Goodspeed

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The effects of self-adherent taping on peak inversion angle and eversion moment upon landing during a maximal vertical jump and a depth drop, Christopher M. Gregoire

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The effects of physical activity on sleep patterns in children with developmental disabilities, Rebecca Griffith

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Stormwater management in Philadelphia: the importance of green stormwater infrastructure and community involvement in greater citywide sustainability, Julie Groff

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Framings of nature in Planet Earth II and Wild Safari LIVE, Joshua Gross