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Theses/Projects from 2017

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Transformation in three American orchestras: an analysis of labor, agency, and change, Jacqueline Heinzen

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Settler colonialism and white settler responsibility in the Karuk, Konomihu, Shasta, and New River Shasta Homelands: a white unsettling manifesto, Laura S. Hurwitz

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The water-electricity nexus in California: drought-induced risk to thermal electricity generation, Timothy S. Hyles

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Abjection in late nineteenth century British literature, Robin A. Imholte

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Equal access, knowledge, and empowerment: promoting inclusion in sex education and reproductive health care for Humboldt County's Spanish speaking population, Corinna Irwin

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Physical health and physical self-concept: a comparison of physical activity electives at the middle school level, Lisa J. Jennings

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The influence of physical activity participation and externalizing behaviors among children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Nikander Jonte

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Finding nondestructive parameters for root-to-shoot ratios in douglas-fir, grand fir, and redwood saplings in Northwest California for biomass and carbon storage estimates, Walter A. Kast

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The facilitators and barriers to physical activity: The perspective of adults with disabilities, Elizabeth K. Keener

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The effect of workload reductions on anaerobic work during high intensity running, Taylor Keith Kennon

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education- affective outcomes: A meta-analysis, Breanna L. Ketel

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Effects of active versus passive recovery on blood lactate and performance in repeated Wingate tests, Madison Kirkpatrick

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The Technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of rice straw residue for biomass energy production in India, Gaurav Kumar

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education-cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis, James Robert Kunkel

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The benefits of arts education in second language acquisition and in pedagogy, Christina Marie Lastra

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The effects of a concussion on dynamic stability and cognitive performance during single and dual task tandem gait, Erin Lodwick

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A comparison of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages between perennial and intermittent headwater streams of the Mattole River in northern California, USA, Mason S. London

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Enhancing the acquisition of discipline-specific vocabulary through student concordancing, David W. Longstreth Jr.

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The bee fauna of the Horse Mountain and Grouse Mountain Region, Humboldt County, California, Carrie Lopez

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Retrospective analysis of contact sport participation on cognitive function in healthy athletes, Lisa C. Martinez

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The influence of canopy cover and climate on early life-stage vital rates for northern Red-legged frogs (Rana aurora), and the implications for population growth rates, Kecly McHarry

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Sedimentation and erosion patterns within anabranching channels in a lowland river restoration project, Ivan Medel

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Truth or dare: anonymous-- a self-proclaimed cyber anarchist movement, Yancy Mejia

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Aspirants and interlopers: First-generation, underrepresented, low-income master's students, Jennifer Miles

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Nature, socio-spatial divisions and connections: an examination of El Jardín de Guadalupe, Elizabeth Moreno

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Modeling the spread of sudden oak death across a heterogeneous landscape in Redwood National Park using a spatially-explicit epidemiological model, Laura A. Morgan

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Reliability and validity of a modified anaerobic speed test to determine anaerobic capacity in NCAA division II soccer players, Kenji Murao

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“I exist to resist”: navigating the gender non-conforming identity at Humboldt State University, Lizbeth E. Olmedo

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Seasonal fish and invertebrate communities in three northern California estuaries, Katherine Osborn

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The differences in academic achievement in fit, healthy, and unfit 7th grade students, David Pauls

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Multicultural literature: changes in perceptions and attitudes in fourth graders, Luis A. Pelayo Zepeda

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Juvenile remains: predicting body mass and stature in modern american populations, Erin F E Pinkston

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All-lands management: Convening communities and their lands around fire management, Jodie T. Pixley

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Assessment of individual photovoltaic module performance after 26 years of field exposure at the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad, California, Jake Rada

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The effect of online education on pre-service teachers’ knowledge of peer tutoring, Dominic S. Ratto

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An examination of water consumption during and after severe drought in coastal stands of Douglas-fir in the Pacific northwest, Kirsten Reddy

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EFL teaching and teacher training in Nicaragua: a master's international experience, Deva Richards

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Examining veiled muslim women's experiences in educational institutions in France and the United States and decolonizing the curriculum to reflect their stories, Katherine Ruprecht

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Paleoecology of foraminifera from the late Miocene - early Pliocene Pullen and Saint George formations, northwestern California, Trenton J. Ryan

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Multiscale habitat suitability modeling for canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) along the Northern California coast, Portia N. Saucedo

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A population model for Coho salmon (Onchorhynchus kisutch) in freshwater creek: evaluating the effects of life history variation and habitat restoration, Gabriel Scheer

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Countering a colonial fantasy of Filipinos highlanders: Ethnic versus ethical tourism, Isadora F. Sharon

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Rural adults in education: why don't they come? a curriculum addressing dispositional barriers to participation, Erica A. Silver

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Technical and economic potential of microgrids in California, Pramod Singh

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Ownership structures and financing options for solar energy generation in the Redwood Coast Energy Authority service area, Mahayla Ca-va Slackerelli

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Subtropical agronomy on a variable landscape: exploring late classic farming in the Three Rivers Region through geotechnical design and the distribution ofedaphic variables, Byron Smith

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Seasonal comparison of environmental DNA and traditional sampling techniques for detecting coastal tailed frogs (ascaphus truei) in Northern California, Lauren Smith

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The health, fitness, and anthropometric characteristics of firefighters on the North Coast of California, Gil Spitz

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Baseline characterization of nearshore Rocky reef fishes found in northern California marine protected areas, Jay M. Staton

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Cultural change in rural schools through enrichment and intervention in a quality after-school program, Kimberly Stepp Mrs.

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Motivation, imagination, and the future self in second language acquisition, Jason J. Stibi

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Population characteristics and trophic interactions between Pacific mole crabs and Redtail surfperch on northern California sandy beaches, Michelle Lynn Succow

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Economic effects of Pacific halibut closures on businesses on the North Coast and the age, growth, and reproductive status of Pacific halibut in northern California and central Oregon, Miki Takada

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Economic analysis for residential solar PV systems with battery storage in PG&E territory, Jayati Thakor

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Propensity of predator mimicry in Wild steller's jays, Trinity C. Tippin

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In the face of drought: Do fuel treatments promote resistance to multi-year drought in a mixed-conifer forest of northern California?, Michael Vernon

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The effects of adapted physical education on students with Down syndrome: A Meta-Analysis, Osvaldo Villalvazo

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Reintegration in a rural community: strengths, barriers, and recommendations for reentry in Humboldt County, Vanessa E. Vrtiak

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Listening to the Mattole: lessons in bioregionalism, cannabis, and capitalism from a Northern California community, Nicola R. Walters

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Effects of a post-activation potentiation warm-up on submaximal parallel back squat volume, rating of perceived exertion, peak velocity, and peak power, Carlton Wei

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Analysis of methods used to combat sex trafficking in Humboldt County, Megan T. Wetterau

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Measuring chocolate craving in adults, Haley M. Whitham

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School-to-prison-pipeline: the factors that cause it, and how we can prevent it, Alison L. Wittig

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Do the arts play an essential role in STEM subjects? How STEAM professional development affects teacher intent to teach subjects in an integrative manner., Stacy N. Young

Theses/Projects from 2016

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Genetic structure and connectivity of the endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ingens) in a heterogeneous environment, Nathan Alexander

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Early seral mixed-conifer forest structure and composition following a wildfire reburn in the Sierra Nevada, Erin Alvey

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Seasonal habitat selection of the North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) in a coastal dune forest, Cara L. Appel

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Needs assessment of culturally relevant and sensitive domestic violence services for Native American women in a rural Northern California county, Noelle L. Danis

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Molt in individuals: A description of prealternate molt phenology in a population of Snowy Plovers in Humboldt County, California, Alexa DeJoannis

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Fine-scale change detection using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to inform reproductive biology in nesting Waterbirds, Sharon Dulava

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Soil organic matter distribution in a Douglas-Fir-Tanoak Forest, Humboldt County, California, Hollie A. Ernest

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Juvenile survival and adult return as a function of freshwater rearing life history for Coho Salmon in the Klamath River Basin, Molly Gorman

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The effect of rest interval duration on the volume completed during a high intensity bench press exercise, Dennis J. Hernandez

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Baseline monitoring and characterization of rocky intertidal fish communities in Northern California, Kevin D. Hinterman

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Ninety-two years of tree growth and death in a second-growth coast Redwood Forest, Benjamin Iberle

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An experimental test of response by Common Ravens to nest exclosures, Teresa R. King

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Access to recreational open space in Patterson, Ca: a geospatial analysis utilizing geographic information systems, Leanne S. Lynch

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Water quality evaluation of tire derived aggregate, Richela K. Maeda

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Simulation of nuclear fusion using a one dimensional particle in cell method, Steven T. Margell

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Warm springs national fish hatchery intake improvements, Chelsea M. McNeil

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Evaluating Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) reproductive success: Effects of parental care behaviors and estimating individual chick survival, Shannon Murphy

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The effectiveness of physical activity interventions on young individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A meta-analysis, Adam Nacario

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Differences in physical activity participation, screen time, and body mass index for children with learning disabilities and typically developing children, Andrew Q. Pawlick

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Leadership, it's everyone's responsibility, Bruce A. Triplett

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Performance and morphology in Sequoiadendron genotypes outside of their range, Christopher M. Valness

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Evaluation of parameter estimation and field application of transgenerational genetic mark-recapture, Ryan W. Whitmore

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Peer tutoring in physical education: A review of evidence-based practices, Kanica Yiep