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Theses/Projects from 2020

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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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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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Perceptions of academic achievement in a community college sample, Devon Burg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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 speakers 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