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Theses/Projects from 2023

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Teaching dystopia in dystopian realities: trauma-informed pedagogy and the dystopian novel after COVID-19, Emily Rose Lavrador

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The impact of whole fruits high in Anthocyanins on blood lipids in middle-aged women, Denise N. Leininger

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Analyzing residential curbside collection for food waste in Humboldt County, Yvette Lindler

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Knobcone pine response to shading from competing chaparral shrubs following stand-replacing wildfire, Sean T. Lindley

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Nothing about us: three models of disability in three works of literary fiction, Mary Lipiec

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A descriptive and visual analysis of the North Coast Fall Prevention Survey data, Mishell Lopez

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Make a foreigner of yourself: an analysis of the dueling critical utopias of The Dispossessed and Trouble on Triton, Anthony Michael Lowe

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Host-microbe interactions in non-native estuarine anemones: biogeography and temperature, Parker K. Lund

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A picture worth a thousand words: factors influencing disability accommodations, Alicia E. Martin

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Will climate warming amplify the competitive and predatory effects of a range-expanding marine gastropod (Acanthinucella spirata)?, Bailey N. McCann

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Prototypicality threat and intergroup threat theory: support for BLM using militant or peaceful language, Jordan C. McDowell

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Who farms the future? Producing the next generation of agriculturalists, Jordyn L. McMaster Neely

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Modeling current and future saltmarsh distribution in Arcata Marsh, Madeline Kay McNerthney

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Techno-economic Analysis of a Utility-scale Solar Power Plant in Bhutan., Minjur

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The benefits of physical education programs for students in special education programs with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Deborah A. Mok

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Carnivore and ungulate occurrence in a fire-prone region, Sara J. Moriarty-Graves

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Indigenous women in active drug abuse recovery: an analysis of Native and non-Native programs, Raquel J. Muñoz

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Comparing Mexican spotted owl habitat suitability in two different habitat types using a multi-scale ensemble learning framework, Danial Nayeri

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Diversity among university students in the U.S.: an analysis of student ethnic group preferences and its impact on campus diversity perceptions, Joseph Pang

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Olfactory organ morphology and ultrastructure of the larval Koh Tao Island caecilian (Ichthyophis kohtaoensis), Jaclyn M. Patmore

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Examining coaching styles: understanding how leadership style impacts athlete's motivation, confidence level, and satisfaction at the collegiate level, Juan Perez

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Estimating black bear population parameters with spatial capture recapture in a high desert mountain ecosystem, Steffen D. Peterson

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The effects of post-harvest residue on plantation forest soils and early growth of redwood and Douglas-fir seedlings in Humboldt County California, Robert W. Raibley

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A black Prometheus among the gods: illuminating African American literary tradition in Sam Greenlee's The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Kenneth L. Rainey III

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Factors contributing to legacy hardwood mortality following prescribed fire, Heather D. Rickard

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Effects of pH, eelgrass, and settlement substrate on the growth of juvenile magallana (crassostrea) gigas, a commercially important oyster species, Johnny S. Roche

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Individual differences in the coordinated behavioral and physiological immune response to pathogenic threat, Edwin Joel Rosales-Vijil

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Uncertainty, parenting attitudes, risk perceptions, and covid-19 vaccination intentions, Zoë Royer

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The relationship between gluteus maximus activation and running kinematics in recreational distance runners, Ricardo Sanchez

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Prevalence of Batrachochytrium and Ranavirus in southern torrent salamanders (Rhyacotriton variegatus) in Northern California, Marilyn Violeta Sandoval

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Hydrologic outcomes for ecological meadow restoration in the northern Sierra Nevada, Emma Sevier

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Problematizing progress: building a postcapitalist present, Cole G. Shepard

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The effect of brain breaks on student academic performance and behaviors in the k-12 school setting; a meta-analysis, Jesse Singh

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Technical and economic feasibility of a microgrid for a fire station in Humboldt County, California., Nishaant Kumar Sinha

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The revolution will be memed: digital memes as sites for hegemonic and counter-hegemonic practices, Kimberly Sisu

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Assessing the recovery of forest understory vegetation after clearcut logging across a 445-year chronosequence, Molly Smith Metok

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A test of subjective versus objective language proficiency: an investigation of age of acquisition and exposure in multilinguals, Anastina B. Steiber

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Establishing a market capacity and economic baseline for forest biomass utilization in the southern Cascade and northern Sierra Nevada mountain range, California, Clarke Stevenson

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Insights into the conservation of the rare perennial herb, Astragalus applegatei, Sean Stewart

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Neural crest cell migration and developmental origin of bony scutes in White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus), Melody Tew

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Long-line culture of red seaweed in the Pacific Northwest, Erika R. Thalman

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A return to the staging grounds: reassessment of Aleutian cackling goose spring distribution in North Humboldt Bay, Shaun W. Thornton

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"Think of the children!": understanding parental and community opposition to critical race theory, Daniela S. Tierra

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Seasonal growth, movement, and survival of juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) utilizing restored rearing habitat, Monica S. Tonty

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Schumaker Acres equine assisted learning curriculum: building social emotional learning skills for autistic individuals, Sara M. Trent

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A Techno-Economic analysis to determine the levelized cost of hydrogen generation through electrolysis for Humboldt Transit Authority, Humboldt County, California, Deepak Tripathi

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Increasing the duration of treadmill walking to reach moderate intensity levels for 2 students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Nicholas Velazquez

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Changes and relationships of soil aluminum, organic matter, and hydrogen ion concentration with rye cover crop, Arron Wilder

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Identification with all of humanity, uncertainty, and beliefs toward animals, Andrea Michelle Wilson

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Effect of in situ experimental heating of artificial Mytilus californianus beds on associated invertebrate communities in Northern California, Claire C. Windecker

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Inferring exposure to harmful pseudo-nitzschia blooms from ocean-to-estuary gradients in domoic acid concentrations in Humboldt Bay bivalves, Natasha Hope Ficzycz Winnacott

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Creating an internal work-based learning program for students who are not college-bound, Rob J. Zamboni Mr.

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Preimplantation genetic testing for neurobehavioral traits, Peter K. Zeller

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Muele las palabras con canela: how queer Xicanx writing practices reclaim indigeneity, Karen Zurita

Theses/Projects from 2022

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A discourse analysis on the importance of outdoor recreation for Latinx first-generation college students attending California Polytechnic Humboldt, Juan Anzada

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Normative values of college-aged men and women for the 1.5-mile run test on a treadmill for cardiorespiratory fitness, Eli Baginski

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Geomorphic evaluation of the Goose Lake fault and fluvial terraces at the Yager Creek–Van Duzen River confluence, northern coastal California, Samuel E. Bold

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Johnson v. M'intosh: Christianity, genocide, and the dispossession of indigenous peoples, Cynthia J. Boshell

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Escherichia coli and Salmonella sp. in domestic cattle and wild Roosevelt elk: fecal pathogens at the wildlife-domestic interface, Emily A. Buck

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Comedians are leaders: Comedians' use of humor makes us feel like we matter, Matthew Burt

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Carnivore and ungulate responses to cattle in a grazed forest ecosystem, Rebecca Carniello

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Settler colonialism and white environmentalism in the 'Uba, Aleena Church

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Uncertainty, populist deprivation rhetoric, and extremism, Crane Conso

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Late Quaternary glacier fluctuations at Picayune Lake, Northern California, Aidan Patrick Cowan

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Modulation of polyamines to elucidate function within osteogenesis of mesenchymal stromal cells, Amin S. Cressman

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A theater of the absurd: economic sanctions in the emerging age of multipolarity, Travis Cunha

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The Slater fire was the product of settler colonialism, William Joseph Curtis

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Evaluating relative abundance, fish length, and marine protected area effectiveness for four key rocky reef species along the Northern Californian coast, Leon Davis

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Comparing molecular methods to estimate fish stomach contents and gastric evacuation rates: Implications for measuring the impacts of predation on Central Valley Chinook salmon, Cory M. Dick

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Foraging behavior of honeybees exposed to mosquito insecticides, Samantha Marie Diel

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From the edge of a rib: pro-ana edgeworking narratives, Casey Dobbins

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Does having siblings affect caretaking responses to infants?, Kaitlin Rose Duskin

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Estimating the ecosystem service of Aleutian cackling goose droppings on pastures, Brian G. Fagundes

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Assessing soil disturbance from tethered logging on steep slopes in Northern California, Karolyn Marie Fagundes

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Geographic and seasonal variation of flying squirrel vocalizations in California, Travis A. Farwell

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Hormonal medications and partner odor preferences, Jeffrey Lee Frederick

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Evidence-based practices in adapted physical education for students with autism: a meta-analysis, Patrick K. Fromherz

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Evaluating the impact of video based instruction and immediate feedback on the performance of three gross motor skills for participants with Down syndrome, Alyssa Gadberry

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Sediment production from forest roads in areas affected by the August Complex fire in Northern California, Zachary J. Gigone

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Protecting public trust resources in America's private forests: case studies in the diversity of U.S. state-level forestry policies, Brita Ann Goldstein

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Envisioning a grassroots framework for community-based mental health crisis intervention, Xandra C. Gradine

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Environmental effects on constructed wetland microbial diversity and function in the context of wastewater management, Sandrine Grandmont-Lemire

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Teaching conversation skills using BST and video modeling via telehealth, Margaret F. Groves-Bradley

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Do Steller’s jays respond to human providers?, Jessica E. Guenther

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Evaluating the use of barn owl nest boxes for rodent pest control in winegrape vineyards in Napa Valley, Ashley N. Hansen

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Activity patterns of the Del Norte salamander (Plethodon elongatus): monitoring plethodontid behavior using PIT tag surveys, Sabrina Horrack

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Counter-mapping the material world of the bone clocks: A critical analysis through digital cartography, Anne Howard

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Surveying levels of staff burnout among applied behavior analysis practitioners, Marissa Howell

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Resource access and equity in Humboldt County (how social myth becomes social fact), Colton J. Hubbard

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Our place in research: understanding social productions of knowledge using digital spaces, Allison C. Iafrate

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Evaluating science communication efforts and citizen scientists' knowledge of, attitude toward, and behavioral intentions related to the North American river otter, Karlee D. Jewell

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Does the Thatcher effect extend to infant faces?, Sarang Jew

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Demographic modeling of conservation strategies for the Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus), Corrina Rebecca Kamoroff

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Quantification, isolation, characterization, and biogeography of thermoacidophilic bacteria from mesophilic soils, Margaux Karp

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Phylogenetic and geographic relationships of cheilostome bryozoans in the eastern Pacific, Hannah E. Lee

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Drought, tree mortality, and regeneration in Northen California, Sophia LB Lemmo

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Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) colony establishment and growth in the King Range National Conservation Area, California, Emma Hatton Levy

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Counter archives: unfolding hidden stories, Berlin Loa

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Investigating seed maturation and mortality: a mechanism for post-fire regeneration in non-serotinous conifers, Madeleine A. Lopez

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Variation of larval traits and copper tolerance in an invasive cryptic species complex (Watersipora: Bryozoa), Jason A. Lopiccolo