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Theses/Projects from 2021

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Alone on the range? Rangeland stakeholder perceptions of public lands, community change and maintaining rural livelihoods, Hailee Rose Nolte

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Seed bank composition within two sagebrush communities: a comparison of drought, microsite, and aboveground community effects, Allison Marie Nunes

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Do beaver dam analogues act as passage barriers to juvenile coho salmon and juvenile steelhead trout?, Christopher G. O'Keefe

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Effects of large wood restoration on coho salmon in a northern California watershed: a before-after-control-impact experiment, Natalie B. Okun

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Bird abundance and diversity in shade coffee and natural forest Kenya, Frank J. Ong'ondo

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The homology of sarcopterygian gills, Kyle Orr

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Will work for belongingness: prototypicality, uncertainty, threat and collective action tendencies, D. James Peabody

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Effects of a dual-task paradigm on tandem gait performance, Courtney Angela Perry

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Access to technology in Humboldt County: measuring digital preparedness at the start of a pandemic, Lauren E. Proffitt

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Building habitat suitability models to examine distribution shifts for the Black-headed Grosbeak, Hairy Woodpecker, and Yellow-rumped Warbler due to drought, fire, and bark beetle infestation in the Pacific Northwest, Holli Nicole Pruhsmeier

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Integrated curriculum in physical education, Delaney M. Rice

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A study on family engagement and COVID-19 experiences at the HSU Children's Center, Elizabeth Rice

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Beyond care and order in school climate: a qualitative study of defender and outsider cognitions in bullying situations, William S. Richards IV

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The effect of quality of life on cardiometabolic risk factors in postmenopausal women, Chavela Lynn Riotutar

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Resolving variability in size structure in an individual-based model for the North Pacific krill, Euphausia pacifica, Roxanne Robertson

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Influences on conifer drought responses in northern California, Wallis L. Robinson

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Parents and children’s perceptions of their gross motor abilities and physical activity levels, Hailee D. Schmidt

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The effect of partner gender on bisexual’s percieved LGBT+ belonging, Danielle Siegel

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Grit and mindset - unrelated to performance in a motor learning task, Jacob Smith

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Identifying neuron clusters controlling movement vigor, Jay A. Strabinick

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Structural and thermochronologic evidence of Paleogene-Neogene faulting and exhumation of the Klamath mountain province, Taylor C. Team

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Working towards land return in Goukdi’n: a history of genocide and a future of healing, Carrie Tully

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Do ACES moderate expressive writing outcomes? Examining the relationship between exposure to adverse childhood experiences and expressive writing outcomes, Nick Vasquez

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Relationships with Parents, Motivation Factors, and Resilience in Latinx College Students, Karen B. Villa

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Effects of prescribed fire on drought resistance and recovery in mixed conifer forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, Zachary J. Wenderott

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Response of invertebrate drift to dam-release restoration pulse flows from Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River, CA, Jasmine S. Williamshen

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The influence of biological sex, athletic identity and pressure on collegiate athlete's attitudes and behaviors toward playing through pain and injury, Margaret Anne Willis

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Response of coastal ichthyoplankton assemblages off northern California to seasonal oceanographic and climate variability, Blair M. Winnacott

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Spatiotemporal patterns in water yield from the humid puna: a case study in the agrarian district of Zurite, Perú, Wyeth Wunderlich

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Exploring renewable energy futures in Humboldt County consistent with the goals of California’s renewable portfolio standard, Amin M. Younes

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Effect of whole fruit based anthocyanins on systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, and waist circumference in women, Anastasiya Yudinova

Theses/Projects from 2020

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"The world has changed, and the Wiyot changed with it:" the socio-political processes and rationale of cultural landscape decolonization on Wiyot ancestral land, Mark C. Adams

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Living rivers, cosmopolitan activism, and environmental justice in the Bengal Delta, Daniel Adel

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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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"This is home:" pictures, place meaning, and community in the natural-amenity-rich Del Norte County, California, Erik Arndt

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Retelling narratives of eco-memory: settler colonialism and carceral occupation of the Jordan River, Megan Rose Awwad

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Lead me to lose: how leaders, uncertainty, and competition influence weight loss intentions in groups, Jeffrey M. Beaulieu

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What student information do teachers find valuable enough to change their practices?, Heather Becksted

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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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Decay of woody residues as the counterfactual treatment to mobilization for bioelectricity generation, Max A. Blasdel

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Does testosterone affect sexist attitudes in men? A simulated analysis, Steven R. Bowman

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

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Knemidokoptes mites and their effects on the gripping position of Steller’s jay feet, Wade M. Burris

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Papal support for women under uncertainty: changing perceptions of women in religious leadership positions in the Roman Catholic Church, Stephanie M. Byers

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Resilience, capacity, and place: a comparative case study of small-scale forest-based biomass energy development in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range communities, Rebecca E. Cashero

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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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Dendroanthropological 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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Holistic student development in higher education: perspectives and practices of holistic student development at a public California university, Francisca Ann Crutchfield

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Cost-benefit analysis of replacing LPG stoves with induction stoves in rural households of Kavre district Nepal, Grishma Raj Dahal

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Cuteness as a prime to enhance emotional recognition, Andrew Diaz

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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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A comparison of zinc levels in runoff from rubberized hot mix asphalt and conventional pavement, Peter A. Duin

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Understanding reading in the English program: an inquiry of how students are guided with advanced reading materials, Kelley L. Ellion

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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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Comparisons of spatial reasoning abilities of string and non-string professional musicians, Baby Vivian L. Esenbock

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Uncertainty and support for extremist governments, Dennis Estrada

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

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Sediment production and delivery from timber harvest roads in Humboldt County, California, Chris P. Faubion

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Intrasexual competition: effects of hormonal contraceptives, Hannah Fergusson

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Constructing commonmentalities: toward collaborative governance, knowledge and subjectivity, Imil Ferrara

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

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Spatial and temporal genetic structure of winter-run steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) returning to the Mad River, California, Steven R. Fong

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

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Characterization of greenhouse gas emissions from storage of woody biomass: an incubation study, Carisse Geronimo

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Sediment yield in Salmon Creek after decommissioning logging roads, Northern Humboldt County, California, Malia S B Gonzales

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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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You have a voice here: implementing Armenian feminist literature within feminist discourse, Grace Hart

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Ain't no love in the heart of the mountains: hip-hop, exclusion, and the White Wilderness, Leonard Alexander Henderson

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Is inclusion the answer?, Jacqueline M. Hewins

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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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The effect of shade tree species on bird communities in Central Kenyan coffee farms, Deven Kammerichs-Berke

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Comparing environmental DNA and traditional monitoring approaches to assess the abundance of outmigrating coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in California coastal streams, Emerson Alan Kanawi

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

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Comparing knee joint mechanics across phases of the menstrual cycle, Bethany Kilpatrick

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

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Species distribution models for three deep-sea coral and sponge taxa in the Southern California Bight, Nissa Kreidler

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Collective efficacy: gaining the perspective of teachers, Ashley R. Lankila

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Does pregnancy enhance sensitivity to emotional displays of threat?, Lauren E. Larsen

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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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Spatiotemporal partitioning of mammalian mesopredators in response to drought and urbanization in California's Central Valley, Chad W. Moura

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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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Effects of extreme behaviors and outbursts in kindergarten classrooms, Christine M. Ng

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

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Quantifying Pacific lamprey (Entosphenous tridentatus) ammocoete habitat availability and the risk associated with the summer hydrograph recession limb in coastal northern California, Katrina Clare Nystrom

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The effects of feral cat removal on rat abundance in an insular, tropical ecosystem, Douglas A. Page