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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

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Assessment of peripheral BNDF levels over 30 days, Sally Hang

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The effect of postural alterations on metabolic cost in running on incline slopes, Nikaela K. Hemminger

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Increasing uninterrupted walking distance for students with autism spectrum disorder, steven r. hinojosa

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Export of invertebrate drift from fishless headwater streams, Jonathan M. Hollis

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Listening to our graduate students' feedback: Graduate student exit and alumni surveys, Alison W. Hong-Novotney

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Impacts on soils and residual trees from cut-to-length thinning operations in California's redwood forests, Kyungrok Hwang

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Middle school natural disaster inquiry unit with scaffolding, Megan Mali Ireson-Janke

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A comparison of community structure in regulated and unregulated reaches in the Upper Eel River, California, Lara Stephanie Jansen

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Differential predictors of opposition to same-sex marriage and sexual prejudice, Latishia E Y Jett-Dias

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The influence of microclimate and local adaptation for a climate-sensitive species (Aplodontia rufa), Jennie K. Jones Scherbinski

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Using functional infrared thermal imaging to measure stress responses, Julia Tenaya Kandus

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The impact of peer tutoring program on basketball skills for children with a disability, Matt Mark Kaufman

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Differences in hair significance among black and white women: an exploratory study on black hair, Yasmine S. Keen

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Characterizing habitat preference in three nearshore reef-associated fishes through collaborative research, public data, and open source software, Ian D. Kelmartin

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Writing center tutor training: an examination of emphasis on critical pedagogy in tutor training handbooks, Thomas B. King

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Changing parental perceptions of children with disabilities physical capability in physical activity through a family fitness program, Katelyn R. A. Knupper

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The desert's canary: a narrative examination of the socio-political role of the threatened desert tortoise, Halle Rayn Kohn

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Public perceptions of homelessness in Humboldt County, John Thomas Krapf

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Physical attractiveness as a threat in intragroup dynamics, Olivia R. Kuljian

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The effect of the loss of Lgl1 in murine neural progenitor cells on MAPK signaling and proliferation, Monique R. LaCourse

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Restoration and tree drought resistance in coast redwood-Douglas-fir forests at Redwood National Park, California, Laura Lalemand

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The effect of stride frequencies on running performance at the velocity of VO2max, Boram Lim

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Using community volunteers to help struggling readers in kindergarten, Tamara L. Lindblom

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Congruency between spoken language and guidance beliefs in early childhood programs, Jennifer Mager

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The interactive effects of ocean acidification, food availability, and source location on the growth and physiology of the California mussel, Tharadet Daniel Man

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Habitats of mind: Dhamma, the world, and mindful activism, Michael L. Masinter

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Implications of unmanned aircraft systems and sense of place: A case study in the Mono Basin, Sara Elizabeth Matthews

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Test of BPA's estrogenic effects on brain aromatase expression, neural activity, and locomotive behavior in zebrafish larvae, Ryan J. McAuley

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Post-fire regeneration and fuel succession patterns in Hesperocyparis bakeri forests, Bret Anthony McNamara

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Improving the performance of physical activity skills for children with autism spectrum disorder through modeling: a systematic review, Nathan C. Merrill

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The effects of descending resistance sets compared to constant resistance sets on the volume completed during a high intensity free weight back squat exercise, Jason E. Meyer

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Adaptation of customary Quechua indigenous political organization in the face of modern resource extraction: A case study in the Apurimac region of the Andes of Peru, Yojana Miraya Oscco

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And then they boned: an analysis of fanfiction and its influence on sexual development, Lindsay M. Mixer

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Seasonal home range variation and spatial ecology of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in coastal Humboldt County, CA, Elizabeth-Noelle F. Morata

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Words to cook by: Changing meanings of eating local in Humboldt County, Nora E. Mounce

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Sniffing out decomposition: Investigating the reliability of human remains detection dogs, Kristen Marie Nawn

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United States-Mexico border: rights of the dead, forensic anthropologists, and families of the victims, Diana A. Newberry

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Religiosity and feminism: navigating gender constructions and ideologies, Molly Noble

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The impact of an exercise intervention on stereotypical behaviors in a child with autism spectrum disorder., Kirsten Nouzovsky

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Needs assessment of Santa María Zoogochi, Oaxaca, Mexico: every day violence, inequities in health care, and knowledge creation/distribution, Natasha S. O'Loughlin

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S100B as a potential biomarker for concussion in male and female collegiate rugby athletes, Monica L. Ortiz

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The effects of engaging in family centered physical activity program on physical activity levels of families with a child with a disability, Mia Owens

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Apparent survival of snowy plovers varies seasonally, Nora C. Papian

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Evidence for the genetic basis and inheritance of ocean and river-maturing ecotypes of Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) in the Klamath River, California, Keith A. Parker

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Technical feasibility and life cycle cost assessment of a photovoltaic array on Trinity Dam, Trinity County, CA, Caleb Aaron Patrick

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Jeweled spider flies (Eulonchus Tristis) are important pollinators of Iris Bracteata, a rare Siskiyou Mountain endemic, Jean-Paul E. Ponte

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Western snowy plover nest survival in Humboldt County, California, Katelyn M. Raby

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Legacies of industrial contamination: Voices of resistance in White Lake, Michigan, Elizabeth A. Revord

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Persistence of stream restoration with large wood, Redwood National and State Parks, California, Diedra L. Rodriguez

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Sex-specific habitat selection of rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) wintering in western North America, Genevieve Christa Rozhon

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Hobby preferences and physical activity participation among children with and without autism spectrum disorder, Scott M. Russell

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Chicana feminist participatory action research: Collaborative environmental justice in the Imperial Valley and the identifying violations affecting neighborhoods community development project, Kristian Michelle Salgado

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The historical evaluation and significance of the Old Joerger ranch, Martis Valley, California, Hope Caroline Schear

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Dynamic balance of experienced and novice rock climbers, Brian G. Shea

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Impacts of the changes made to solar net metering by northern California community choice aggregators, Steven Benton Shoemaker