We are proud to provide access to the theses and projects of successful graduate students at Humboldt State University.

The Summer 2021 submission deadline is Monday, July 19, 2021. 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 July 20 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 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

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Cost-benefit analysis of replacing LPG stoves with induction stoves in rural households of Kavre district Nepal, Grishma Raj Dahal

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Cuteness as a prime to enhance emotional recognition, Andrew Diaz

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From screen to summit: an investigation of claims about social media use for outdoor recreation purposes, Theodora M. Doyon

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A comparison of zinc levels in runoff from rubberized hot mix asphalt and conventional pavement, Peter A. Duin

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Understanding reading in the English program: an inquiry of how students are guided with advanced reading materials, Kelley L. Ellion

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Bringing climate change home to meet your community: stakeholder perceptions of offshore wind energy in Humboldt County, California, Ciara R. Emery

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Comparisons of spatial reasoning abilities of string and non-string professional musicians, Baby Vivian L. Esenbock

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Uncertainty and support for extremist governments, Dennis Estrada

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Habitat use and prey selection by mountain lions in an altered sagebrush steppe environment, Jonathan Ewanyk

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Sediment production and delivery from timber harvest roads in Humboldt County, California, Chris P. Faubion

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Intrasexual competition: effects of hormonal contraceptives, Hannah Fergusson

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Constructing commonmentalities: toward collaborative governance, knowledge and subjectivity, Imil Ferrara

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Impacts of ocean acidification on intertidal macroalgae and algivore preference, Andrea Michelle Fieber

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Spatial and temporal genetic structure of winter-run steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) returning to the Mad River, California, Steven R. Fong

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The independence effects of gravitational and inertial forces on gait transmissions in humans, Nathan Frakes

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Characterization of greenhouse gas emissions from storage of woody biomass: an incubation study, Carisse Geronimo

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Sediment yield in Salmon Creek after decommissioning logging roads, Northern Humboldt County, California, Malia S B Gonzales

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Effects of multiple stressors: hydroperiod, introduced bullfrogs, and food limitation on northern red-legged frogs (Rana aurora), Lindsey L. Gordon

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Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) dispersal and life history variations among Humboldt Bay watersheds, Madison J. Halloran

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You have a voice here: implementing Armenian feminist literature within feminist discourse, Grace Hart

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Ain't no love in the heart of the mountains: hip-hop, exclusion, and the White Wilderness, Leonard Alexander Henderson

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Is inclusion the answer?, Jacqueline M. Hewins

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Changes in prey mortality: the efects of multiple predators and temperature on California mussels, Wesley Hull

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Changing seasons of resistance: impacts of settler colonialism and climate change in indigenous worlds, Elizabeth Jackson

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The effect of shade tree species on bird communities in Central Kenyan coffee farms, Deven Kammerichs-Berke

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Comparing environmental DNA and traditional monitoring approaches to assess the abundance of outmigrating coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in California coastal streams, Emerson Alan Kanawi

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Mand training and prompt fading: teaching yes-no manding, Jessica M. Kelly

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Comparing knee joint mechanics across phases of the menstrual cycle, Bethany Kilpatrick

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Ethnic identity and stress appraisal as acculturative stress processes among Armenian Americans, Tsolak Michael Kirakosyan

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Species distribution models for three deep-sea coral and sponge taxa in the Southern California Bight, Nissa Kreidler

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Collective efficacy: gaining the perspective of teachers, Ashley R. Lankila

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Does pregnancy enhance sensitivity to emotional displays of threat?, Lauren E. Larsen

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(In)Equities in the publishing industry: the politics of representation, Hallie R. Lepphaille

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ACEs & trauma-informed practices for children & educators in early childhood education, Ariel L. Llorente

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Multiple criteria decision-making approach to support timber transportation planning – case study in Brazil, Marinna Lopes Ferreira Gomes

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Lethal floral patterns: an examination of the effects of Orientalism on the sport of Muay Thai, Timothy R. Macias

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Micronutrient supplementation in relation to hair loss syndrome in California mule deer, Max W. Marquez

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Multivariate habitat-based predictive modeling of three demersal rockfish species in central California, Georgia R. Martel

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Systematics of Amanita (Amanitaceae, Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from the Guiana Shield and Central Africa, Kennan S. Mighell

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A tale of two cervids: habitat selection and spatial ecology of Roosevelt and tule elk in California, Adam S. Mohr

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Spatiotemporal partitioning of mammalian mesopredators in response to drought and urbanization in California's Central Valley, Chad W. Moura

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The ability of fragmented kelp forests to mitigate ocean acidification and the effects of seasonal upwelling on kelp-purple sea urchin interactions, Kindall A. Murie

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Effects of extreme behaviors and outbursts in kindergarten classrooms, Christine M. Ng

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Estimates of calf survival and factors influencing Roosevelt elk mortality in northwestern California, Erin Nigon

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Quantifying Pacific lamprey (Entosphenous tridentatus) ammocoete habitat availability and the risk associated with the summer hydrograph recession limb in coastal northern California, Katrina Clare Nystrom

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The effects of feral cat removal on rat abundance in an insular, tropical ecosystem, Douglas A. Page

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Relationship of parent academic socialization to academic success among first generation college students, Aubrey Pellicano

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Sustainable transportation for HSU Stakeholders: looking into access and behavior, Aneika J. Perez

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Exploring the origins of secondary growth – two Lower Devonian (Emsian) euphyllophytes from Gaspé, Canada, and their implications for the evolution of secondary growth, Kelly C. Pfeiler

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Shifting sands: social cues influence the long-term dynamics of snowy plover distribution, Jeremy John Pohlman Mr

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Recolonization potential for Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in tributaries to the Klamath River after dam removal, Max M. Ramos

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Reflections of an impossible ideal: passion as the will to downfall in Madame Bovary, Christopher Ramponi

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How the change to online learning affected Chinese language teaching in California schools due to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, Jing Ren

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Effects of gap junction blockage on regenerating body segments of Lumbriculus variegatus, Monica K. Richmond

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One-way immersion education educación de inmersión unidireccional, Angela Renée Rivera

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Anaerobic capacity measures in healthy active adults ages 18-29: normative reference values and differences between sex, Dylan E. Roberts

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The rattle call: a female-specific vocalization in Steller's jays, Kachina L. Rowland

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Aspen growth response in the presence of inter-annual climate fluctuation and disturbance in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Keath K. Sakihara

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The effects of woody vegetation encroachment and removal within a coastal fen, Joseph Saler

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Age-specific and species-specific tree response to seasonal drought in tropical dry forests, Emily A. Santos

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Analyzing lower extremity injury profiles of pedestrian traffic fatalities according to vehicle type, Jacqulyn M. Scheer

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Collective healing within queer paradoxes: deconstructing emotional abuse in LGBTQ2SIA* communities to cultivate more accountable and compassionate worlds, Alexia Siebuhr

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An ecomorphological analysis of locomotion in larvae and neotenes of two salamander species: Dicamptodon tenebrosus (stream-type) and Ambystoma gracile (pond-type), Ethan Hardister Snee

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Efficacy of forest restoration treatments across a 40-year chronosequence at Redwood National Park, Kevin Soland

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Judgements of attributional responsibility, social dominance orientation, and the insanity defense., Stephanie S. Souter

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Impacts of flow releases on invertebrate drift and juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) diet on the Trinity River below Lewiston Dam, Thomas R. Starkey-Owens

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Shifting the colonial narrative: re-examining and reclaiming internalized identities within Mestizaje, Vanessa Tenorio

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The ginger, the pin-up, or the stepchild? Redheadedness as an embodied trope, Morgan Lee Thornburg

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Training postural control with eyes closed vs. eyes open and effects on postural control improvement, Mark D. Ulbricht

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Evaluation of 1-D and 2-D hydraulic models for designing and assessing fullspan stream crossings, Alyssa Sachiko Virgil

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Alternative water sources in western conifers via foliar uptake and hydraulic redistribution, Ariel Sol Weisgrau

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Skill development and the making of the global citizen: an analysis of student experiences with study abroad at Humboldt State University, Kellie S. Wilkerson

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A review of the evidence supporting play-based learning for children with autism spectrum disorder, Josh Wilson

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Apparent survival of snowy plovers varies across years and between sexes in coastal Northern California, Justin A. Windsor

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Growth of juvenile Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens) fed different seaweed-based diets, Quinn C. Wulffson

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Community development financial institutions (CDFIs): an analysis within the political and economic context of neoliberalism, Tracie Victoria Wynand

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Phylogenetic and population genetic analysis of the Humboldt's flying squirrel using high-throughput sequencing data, Stella Chi Yuan