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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The effects of ladder training on sprint and change of direction performance, Trevor Short

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What' so great about the alternative? Understanding motivations for participating in Humboldt County alternative food networks, Jessica Smith

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The entangled student: identity control theory and student identity, Joshua Smith

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We break our bodies to save our souls: identity construction through the participation in flat track roller derby, Torisha Stone

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Effects of a peer-assisted physical activity program on depression and anxiety in college students, Crystal Stroud

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Rangewide tidewater goby occupancy survey using environmental DNA, Michael Sutter

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Reliability and validity of the Humboldt food addiction questionnaire, Sarah R. Taylor

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Predictive mapping of two nearshore, demersal fish species on northern California reefs using scuba-based visual surveys and remote sensing, Christopher H. Teague

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The ability of Phyllospadix spp., a pair of intertidal foundation species, to maintain biodiversity and ameliorate CO2 stress in rocky shore tidepools, Tayler M. Tharaldson

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The effects of prophylactic ankle bracing on knee and hip mechanics in basketball players during jump landing, Riann Thayer

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A new anatomically-preserved plant from the lower Devonian of Quebec (Canada): implications for Euphyllophyte phylogeny and early evolution of structural complexity, Selin Toledo

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Evaluating current and future range limits of an endangered, keystone rodent (Dipodomys ingens), Ivy V. Widick

Theses/Projects from 2017

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A feminist interpretation of women's work with Koloa in the Tongan community, Mele'ana K. 'Akolo

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From vulnerability to resilience: emergency planning for individuals with developmental disabilities and their service providers in Humboldt County, California, Dawn C. Albrecht

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The effects of incline and resistance on metabolic cost and muscle activation in elliptical exercise, Megan K. Alfi

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Psychological consequences of genetic testing, Jack Allen

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Abundance, growth, and predation by non-native brown trout in the Trinity River, CA, Justin S. Alvarez

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Weight perception and weight loss behaviors: A comparison between adolescents with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Elanor J. Anderson

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The effects of bicycling exercise on the metabolic cost of walking in older adults, Daniel Hugo Aslan

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First-generation college students experiencing the "sophomore slump:" the need for continued support, Sarah J. Bacio

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Multiple maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences: exploring cumulative threats to attachment quality, James E. Barnett

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Equine assisted learning with special populations, Hanna R. Baus

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Electronic books or print books for increased reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition in third grade students, Jenney M. Bickel

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Salmon pluralities: the politics of commercial fishing on the Hoopa Valley Reservation, Lori D. Biondini

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The effects of adapted physical education on students with Down syndrome: A meta-analysis, Christopher IJ Bolt

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Darlingtonia californica phytotelma organisms: spatial relations within the metacommunity, Stefani Marie Brandt

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Residents' attitudes toward tourism on Catalina Island, Kristin Braun

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Levee stories for an expedited reconnaissance study, Kathleen C. Bromley

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Habitat use and movement patterns of two redwood forest salamanders, Aneides vagrans and Ensatina eschscholtzii, with an examination of the efficacy of pit tags for marking small plethodontids, Christian Brown

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Forward osmosis for wastewater treatment and energy recovery: a techno-economic analysis, Patrick William Buckwalter

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Comparison of tree growth and restoration treatment persistence in riparian and upland California Montane Forests, Scott D. Burdette

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Voices erased from the environmental discourse: understanding campesin@s realities and identities through narratives and forms of resistances, Natalie M. Cardoso

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The effect of the teaching practicum setting on the beliefs of pre-service physical educators about inclusion in physical education, Jacob Cheek

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HPLC-UV Quantitation of folate synthesized by Rickettsia endosymbiot ixodes pacificus (REIP), Junyan Chen

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The effects of kinesio tape on circulation and healing: a meta-analysis, Stephanie A. Chuml

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Cannabis use frequency and mood on creativity, Caitlin Clark

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“My lesbian space rock show”: representations of intersectional identities in Steven Universe, Heather L. Clark

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Global movements in the capitalist world system: occupy Wall Street and the World Social Forum, Loren M. Collins

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Mobbing behavior in Wild steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Kelly Anne Commons

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An estimation of potential salmonid habitat capacity in the upper mainstem Eel River, California, Emily J. Cooper

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Movement, Habitat, and Home Range of Introduced Bullfrogs (Lithobates Catesbeianus) on Mad River Gravel Ponds (Humboldt Co., CA, USA), With Implications for Hydro-Modification as a Method of Management, Madeline C. Cooper

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Voices of cully: a case study of the living cully weatherization and home repair project 2.0, Lucy J.T. Cultrera

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Application of Agisoft Photoscan and sediment transport modeling for the analysis of sediment wave propagation succeeding gravel augmentation, Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River, Oregon, Mindi Lea Curran

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education- cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis, Sam R. Diskin

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Restoration of attentional deficits after concussion, Katharine B. Earle

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"Getting your boots dirty": opportunities for farm to school in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, Ross Eskridge

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Eating your greens: community gardens and gentrification in Oakland, Nicholas C. Felicich

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One-to-one technology in middle school science, Jenny A. Finnegan

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Automatic power management for instructional computers at Humboldt State University: a calculation of potential energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, Nicholas F. Flenghi

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An investigation of the hydraulics in a prototype pool-and-chute, vortex weir fishway for anadromous fish passage., Brendan Foster

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Transcending language: bridging language gaps in science education with drawing, Jacqueline J. Gardner

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Effectiveness of teacher training on the use of universal design learning strategies with special education students in middle school, Seanessy W. Gavin

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27 months of solitude: a Peace Corps story, Christopher A. Gordon

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Considering "disparate" genealogies analogously: a survey into the histories of peer response and their impact on current peer response practices, Laura P. Gorman

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A "dying breed"? exploring logger identity after the decline in the timber industry in Hayfork, CA, Sheri L. Harrison

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Are caffeine’s effects on neuronal calcium levels due to the caffeine metabolite, paraxanthine?, Kendra Jean Hartsuyker