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Theses/Projects from 2018

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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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Increasing uninterrupted walking distance for students with autism spectrum disorder, steven r. hinojosa

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Export of invertebrate drift from fishless headwater streams, Jonathan M. Hollis

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Listening to our graduate students' feedback: Graduate student exit and alumni surveys, Alison W. Hong-Novotney

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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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A comparison of community structure in regulated and unregulated reaches in the Upper Eel River, California, Lara Stephanie Jansen

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Differential predictors of opposition to same-sex marriage and sexual prejudice, Latishia E Y Jett-Dias

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The influence of microclimate and local adaptation for a climate-sensitive species (Aplodontia rufa), Jennie K. Jones Scherbinski

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Using functional infrared thermal imaging to measure stress responses, Julia Tenaya Kandus

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The impact of peer tutoring program on basketball skills for children with a disability, Matt Mark Kaufman

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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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Characterizing habitat preference in three nearshore reef-associated fishes through collaborative research, public data, and open source software, Ian D. Kelmartin

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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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Changing parental perceptions of children with disabilities physical capability in physical activity through a family fitness program, Katelyn R. A. Knupper

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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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Physical attractiveness as a threat in intragroup dynamics, Olivia R. Kuljian

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The effect of the loss of Lgl1 in murine neural progenitor cells on MAPK signaling and proliferation, Monique R. LaCourse

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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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Congruency between spoken language and guidance beliefs in early childhood programs, Jennifer Mager

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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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Habitats of mind: Dhamma, the world, and mindful activism, Michael L. Masinter

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Implications of unmanned aircraft systems and sense of place: A case study in the Mono Basin, Sara Elizabeth Matthews

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Test of BPA's estrogenic effects on brain aromatase expression, neural activity, and locomotive behavior in zebrafish larvae, Ryan J. McAuley

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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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Adaptation of customary Quechua indigenous political organization in the face of modern resource extraction: A case study in the Apurimac region of the Andes of Peru, Yojana Miraya Oscco

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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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Seasonal home range variation and spatial ecology of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in coastal Humboldt County, CA, Elizabeth-Noelle F. Morata

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Words to cook by: Changing meanings of eating local in Humboldt County, Nora E. Mounce

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Sniffing out decomposition: Investigating the reliability of human remains detection dogs, Kristen Marie Nawn

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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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The effects of engaging in family centered physical activity program on physical activity levels of families with a child with a disability, Mia Owens

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

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Evidence for the genetic basis and inheritance of ocean and river-maturing ecotypes of Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) in the Klamath River, California, Keith A. Parker

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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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Jeweled spider flies (Eulonchus Tristis) are important pollinators of Iris Bracteata, a rare Siskiyou Mountain endemic, Jean-Paul E. Ponte

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Western snowy plover nest survival in Humboldt County, California, Katelyn M. Raby

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Legacies of industrial contamination: Voices of resistance in White Lake, Michigan, Elizabeth A. Revord

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

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Sex-specific habitat selection of rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) wintering in western North America, Genevieve Christa Rozhon

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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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Chicana feminist participatory action research: Collaborative environmental justice in the Imperial Valley and the identifying violations affecting neighborhoods community development project, Kristian Michelle Salgado

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The historical evaluation and significance of the Old Joerger ranch, Martis Valley, California, Hope Caroline Schear

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Dynamic balance of experienced and novice rock climbers, Brian G. Shea

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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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Effects of manual and mechanical Ammophila arenaria removal techniques on coastal dune plant communities and dune morphology, Monique R. Silva Crossman

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Treatment wetland remediation via in situ solids digestion using novel blue frog circulators, Kyle T. Sipes

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Café para todos: A critical narrative of bilingual education policy and practice in monolingual Spain, Grant A. Skoglund

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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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Evaluating habitat selection models to improve site selection in a population monitoring program for Townsend's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus Townsendii), Katrina J. Smith

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Evaluating socioeconomic dimensions for a resilient shellfish mariculture industry in Humboldt Bay: Assessing the strengths, vulnerabilities, and potential of Humboldt’s expanding industry, Wyatt G. 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 collaborative teaching evaluation process on teacher/administrator collegiality, Gary A. Storts Jr.

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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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Leadership and identity disruption, Lily Syfers

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Trace element and isotopic fingerprinting of olivine phenocrysts as recorders of magmatic processes in the Golden Trout Volcanic Field, Kern Plateau, CA, Mark E. Szymanski

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The performance of 2D and 3D tsunami evacuation maps: A case study for Seaside, Oregon, Aaron M. Taveras

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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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Characterizing the effect of cJun on the expression of Oct4 variants and how they correlate with the expression of genes associated with potency and cell fate of murine embryonic stem cells, Kristine 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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How anthropogenic climate change exacerbates vulnerability in prison communities; a critical environmental justice analysis, John L. Veit

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Tracing writer/reader identity in, and in response to, queer latinx Autohistoria-Teorìa, Corrina Wells

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

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The effects of forest degradation on DNA methylation in Central African songbirds, Andrew K. Wiegardt

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Does developmental task disruption mediate the link between childhood adversity and psychopathy?, Kali C. Williams

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Current balance levels in deaf and hearing impaired children, Megan E. Wink

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The effects of increased camp levels on neuronal differentiation in murine embryonic stem cells, and the creation of a CRISPR-induced c.1252c>t point mutation in the ADCY5 gene, Elizabeth Zepeda

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