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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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Preservando nuestra lengua materna: A project based curriculum created for high school Spanish for native Spanish class, Angela Tovar Alvarado

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

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“There's no I in team”: Student athlete identity at an NCAA Division II university, Jovanah Arrington

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Physical therapist views and experiences with patient use of marijuana, Arturo De La O Basurto Jr.

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Competition, climate, and drought effects on tree growth in an encroached oak woodland in Northern California, Jill J. Beckmann

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Evidence for a new search behavior: porcupines “scout” for winter habitat during summer in a coastal dune system, Pairsa N. Belamaric

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Perception of nursing education in Nepal: Meeting the needs of nursing as profession in a global health care community, Pamela Bellah

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Working toward graduation: how working an on-campus, part-time job can affect retention rates among racially minoritized students pursuing a bachelor’s degree., Shannon Rose Berge

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Mechanisms and spatial patterns of bark beetle-associated mortality following variable density thinning treatments in a sierra mixed-conifer forest, Alexis Bernal

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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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"We're all aging": a discourse analysis of older adults aging experiences in Humboldt County, Kaitlyn Dawn Boyes

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Multidecadal change in Aspen experiencing long-unburned, mixed-severity wildfire, and reburn disturbance regimes, Cerena Brewen

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Assessing the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of floating solar power generation on water reservoirs in Vietnam, Phuong Anh Bui

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Effects of thinning and prescribed burning on tree resistance to extreme drought in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest, California USA, Chance C. Callahan

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Contribution of juvenile estuarine residency in a bar-built estuary to recruitment of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Emily Katherine Chen

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

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Effects of longline oyster aquaculture on benthic invertebrate communities in Humboldt Bay, California, Hannah C. Coe

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Understanding the intersection of cannabis and physical activity, Lukas E. Coppen

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

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Parent attitudes towards inclusion in physical education, Sarah Astrid Crye

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Overwinter survival and movement of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in relation to large woody debris and low-velocity habitat in Northern California streams, John D. Deibner-Hanson

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Ectomycorrhizal fungal community assembly on seedlings of a neotropical monodominant tree, Carolyn Delevich

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Achromatic plumage patch quality: internal organ and skeletal correlates in Aleutian cackling geese (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia), Matthew D. Delgado

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

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Towards a critical game based pedagogy, Justin K. Egan

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Environmental values of California winegrape growers and the use of barn owls (Tyto alba) as a tool for integrated pest management, Brooks R. Estes

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Addressing divergent audiences in conservation communication: an examination of land trust websites in Northern California, Tova Fleming

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Distribution and habitat use of a recently discovered population of Humboldt martens in California, Holly E. Gamblin

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Freshwater and marine survival of coho salmon (oncorhynchus kisutch) as a function of juvenile life history, Grace Katherine Ghrist

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Bully-victimization, depression, and school connectedness in early adolescent students, Irene Gonzalez-Herrer

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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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Cultivating Chingona power: a study on the Chingona identity, Celia Orosco Haro

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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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Publishing for transfer: notes toward an editorial pedagogy for the transfer-based writing program, Marcos A. 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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Disparities in public charging infrastructure deployment and inequitable electric vehicle ownership cost based on income and race, Chih-Wei Hsu

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Ecosystem services after a major ecological disturbance: did barn owl (Tyto alba) nest box occupancy and hunting habitat selection change in response to Napa Valley fires?, Allison E. Huysman

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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 effects of c-tactile afferent stimulation on male orgasm and ejaculation, Yacoub Ayed Innabi

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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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Exploring community knowledge and perceptions of flooding and sea-level rise in King Salmon, California, Kristina Kunkel

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Eye movements for learned faces, Mariah Lehnertz

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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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Density and distribution of piscivorous fishes in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Christopher M. Loomis

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Physical activity and youth with hearing impairments: a review, Ellen G. Luce-McKay

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Modeling the flow of Hall Creek, Humboldt County, California using visualizing ecosystem land management assessments (VELMA) and calculating the channel forming flow using the effective discharge calculation, Ethan A. Luckens

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Life history of the coastal tailed frog (Ascaphus truei) across an elevational gradient, Adrian Daniel Macedo

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The effects of social media in the overall job satisfaction of school administrators, Tiffany R. Maher

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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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Response of headwater amphibians to long-term logging impacts and assessing potential for restoration in Redwood National and State Parks, Alyssa Marquez

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Using environmental DNA and occupancy modeling to estimate rangewide metapopulation dynamics of the endangered tidewater goby eucyclogobius spp., Chad M. Martel

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Characterizing accumulated oxidation pond biosolids at the Arcata wastewater treatment facility, Joshua M. Martinez

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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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Ya’ xo ch’oyne’ ch’o yal t’ sit-te’ a mentoring model for the Hoopa Valley Tribe to improve the academic performance of Native American students, 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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Developmental disruptions and substance use in an emerging adult sample, Nena N. McGath

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The effects of elevated temperatures on gumboot chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri) grazing performance and thermoregulation efficiency, Lily Clare McIntire

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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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Assessment of UV light for the treatment of cyanotoxins in small-scale drinking water treatment systems, Ryan Spencer McLintock

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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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The effects of oral contraceptives on mood and affect: a meta-analysis, Erica M. Motter

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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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Estimating space sharing between seabird, pinniped, and human use in the northern California coast, Claire Marie Nasr

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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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Drought and coyotes mediate the relationship between mesopredators and human disturbance in California, Molly K. Parren

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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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Seaweed community structure along environmental gradients in an ocean-dominated estuary, Saskia A. Raether

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An intersectional perspective on diversity in environmental regulatory agencies: a case study of women of color and their liminal position of identity in South Florida, Leah A. Ramnath

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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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The green web: evaluating online news communities and their environmentalism, Stian Himberg Roussell

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Autumn roost selection by male hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus) in Northern California, Danielle (Skye) Salganek

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A soil genesis investigation into possible long-range transport of foreign sediments in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Heath Sawyer

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Understory light, regeneration, and browsing effects in irregular structures created by partial harvesting in coast redwood stands, Kurt Anthony Schneider

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Shade trees preserve avian insectivore biodiversity on coffee farms in a warming climate, Sarah L. Schooler

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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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Masculine norms, psychological symptom severity, and intentions to seek formal help in male college students, Zahra S. Shine

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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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Overlooked fisheries of Baduwa’t: An oral history study exploring the environmental and cultural histories of eulachon and Pacific lamprey in the Mad River basin, a Wiyot watershed, Kara Lindsay Simpson

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Techno- economic feasibility study of solar water pumping for public facilities in Nigeria, Anamika Singh

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"I see gay people" gaydar abilities in a real-world distribution, Benjamin Patrick Skillman

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Elucidating patterns of bat species occupancy across a disturbed landscape in California's Central Valley, Trinity N. Smith

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