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Theses/Projects from 2019

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The effects of c-tactile afferent stimulation on male orgasm and ejaculation, Yacoub Ayed Innabi

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The role of prototypicality threat in men's evaluations of transgender women, Alexandria Jaurique

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Analysis of aboral spine variation in the forcipulate sea star, Pisaster ochraceus (Brandt 1835), Angela Jordane Jones

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The effect of yoga on the total number of off-task behaviors for children with autism spectrum disorder, Ashley N. Jovick

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Exploring community knowledge and perceptions of flooding and sea-level rise in King Salmon, California, Kristina Kunkel

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Eye movements for learned faces, Mariah Lehnertz

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Distribution of sea star wasting disease symptoms in Pisaster ochraceus in the rocky intertidal zone, Jana N. Litt

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The effects of concussion on Tandem Gait performance with secondary cognitive tasks, Angel Lomeli

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Density and distribution of piscivorous fishes in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Christopher M. Loomis

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Physical activity and youth with hearing impairments: a review, Ellen G. Luce-McKay

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Modeling the flow of Hall Creek, Humboldt County, California using visualizing ecosystem land management assessments (VELMA) and calculating the channel forming flow using the effective discharge calculation, Ethan A. Luckens

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Life history of the coastal tailed frog (Ascaphus truei) across an elevational gradient, Adrian Daniel Macedo

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The effects of social media in the overall job satisfaction of school administrators, Tiffany R. Maher

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Effects of a race timer on the three minute all-out test for critical power, Paul K. Mandell

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Evaluation of a 5-session community based physical activity education program for parents of children with disabilities, Samantha L. Maritzen

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Response of headwater amphibians to long-term logging impacts and assessing potential for restoration in Redwood National and State Parks, Alyssa Marquez

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Using environmental DNA and occupancy modeling to estimate rangewide metapopulation dynamics of the endangered tidewater goby eucyclogobius spp., Chad M. Martel

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Characterizing accumulated oxidation pond biosolids at the Arcata wastewater treatment facility, Joshua M. Martinez

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Long-term effectiveness of fuel treatments in oak and chaparral stands of Northern California, Caroline Ann Martorano

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Ya’ xo ch’oyne’ ch’o yal t’ sit-te’ a mentoring model for the Hoopa Valley Tribe to improve the academic performance of Native American students, Gregory J. Masten

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Ecological consequences of sea star wasting disease: Non-consumptive effects and trait-mediated indirect interactions from Pisaster ochraceus, Timothy Ian McClure

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Developmental disruptions and substance use in an emerging adult sample, Nena N. McGath

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The effects of elevated temperatures on gumboot chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri) grazing performance and thermoregulation efficiency, Lily Clare McIntire

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The role of encoding specificity in incidental learning: Implications for explicit and implicit false memories, Cassady McLaughlin

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Assessment of UV light for the treatment of cyanotoxins in small-scale drinking water treatment systems, Ryan Spencer McLintock

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Targeting social cohesion in female roosevelt elk (cervus canadensis roosevelti) groups minimizes survey efforts for fecal dna capture-recapture estimates of abundance, Rudolph Gabriel Mena

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Writing across the curriculum in secondary education, Katie L. Moles

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The effects of oral contraceptives on mood and affect: a meta-analysis, Erica M. Motter

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Converting coast redwood/Douglas-fir forests to multiaged management: residual stand damage, tree growth, and regeneration, Robert Thomas Muma

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Estimating space sharing between seabird, pinniped, and human use in the northern California coast, Claire Marie Nasr

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Communities towards social sustainability: A case study of La'akea permaculture community and Lost Valley education and event center, Richard Brett Olson

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Biologically framed schizophrenia as a barrier to belief in free will, Nicholas L. Ortiz

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Drought and coyotes mediate the relationship between mesopredators and human disturbance in California, Molly K. Parren

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Host-plant specialization and nesting biology of anthidium placitum (megachilidae) in Northwest California, Christopher Pow

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Assessing craniofacial variation and sexual dimorphism in a skeletal sample from Medieval Prussia, Carrisa Sue Pritchard

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Solar+ microgrid costs at gas station and convenience stores in the state of California, Thalia Quinn

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Seaweed community structure along environmental gradients in an ocean-dominated estuary, Saskia A. Raether

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An intersectional perspective on diversity in environmental regulatory agencies: a case study of women of color and their liminal position of identity in South Florida, Leah A. Ramnath

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Application of the predicted repetitions-to-failure perceived exertion scale for the NFL-225lb bench press test, Anthony G. Ratto

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On the edge of inclusion: A look at the shifting of representation in museum display and archival cataloging, Natalie Ray

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Phonetic convergence and auditory imagery in reading, Josue E. Rodriguez

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Ethos in climate change communication: Analyzing digital and broadcast news coverage of the fourth national climate assessment, Dakota Rohlin Mr.

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Effects of a physical activity educational program on parents self-efficacy for facilitating independent physical activity for their children with disabilities, Dahnika Y. Romero

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The green web: evaluating online news communities and their environmentalism, Stian Himberg Roussell

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Autumn roost selection by male hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus) in Northern California, Danielle (Skye) Salganek

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A soil genesis investigation into possible long-range transport of foreign sediments in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Heath Sawyer

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Understory light, regeneration, and browsing effects in irregular structures created by partial harvesting in coast redwood stands, Kurt Anthony Schneider

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Shade trees preserve avian insectivore biodiversity on coffee farms in a warming climate, Sarah L. Schooler

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Evaluation of range-wide occupancy and survey methods for the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Alyssa E. Semerdjian

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Get the fuck out for a positive identity, Bryan Sherburne

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Masculine norms, psychological symptom severity, and intentions to seek formal help in male college students, Zahra S. Shine

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Pornstars, content creators, and sex educators: A discourse analysis of gender, sexuality & resistance in the West-Coast pornography industry, Samantha Silver

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Overlooked fisheries of Baduwa’t: An oral history study exploring the environmental and cultural histories of eulachon and Pacific lamprey in the Mad River basin, a Wiyot watershed, Kara Lindsay Simpson

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Techno- economic feasibility study of solar water pumping for public facilities in Nigeria, Anamika Singh

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"I see gay people" gaydar abilities in a real-world distribution, Benjamin Patrick Skillman

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Elucidating patterns of bat species occupancy across a disturbed landscape in California's Central Valley, Trinity N. Smith

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Reclamation through alteration of the body: Heavily tattooed women’s perceptions of self, Vanessa E. Smith

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(In)difference to survivors: The anti-violence comics project, Henry Solares

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Spatial variability in recruitment of Chilipepper rockfish (sebastes goodei) in the California current system, Laura K. Solinger

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Relationship between habitat and barn owl prey delivery rate and composition in a Napa Valley vineyard agroecosystem, Dane A. R. St. George

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Promoting English fluency through peer feedback and dialogue journals in an ESL college classroom, Sarah L. Stone

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Does Waldorf education offer a well-rounded and integrated experience that prepares students for higher grades and life in general?, Jacqueline A. Stratton

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Performance profile for tabata intermittent training on treadmill, Nathan Tamayo

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Reserve, symptoms, sex, and outcome following a single sports-related concussion, Summer A. Thornfeldt

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Consensual non monogamy in Humboldt County: An exploration of jealousy, intimacy, and emergent relational ideologies, Isaac W. Torres

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Tree squirrels and fishers in Northern California: The effects of masting hardwoods on stand use, Andria M. Townsend

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A time- and state-based approach to estimate winter movement and survival of juvenile coho salmon (oncorhynchus kisutch) in freshwater creek, California, Nicholas Paul Van Vleet

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Evaluation of restoration techniques and management practices of tule pertaining to eco-cultural use, Irene A. Vasquez

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Gender representation in art pedagogy: a survey of student knowledge and attitudes around gender balance in art education, Julia S. White

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Serving in the kingdom: a volunteer experience in the development of efl literacy in Tonga, Melissa Wise

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Exercise and the effects of off-task time behavior during academic time among children with disabilities, Morgan L. Wood

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The effects of video modeling on complimentary behaviors towards children with disabilities in typically developing children: A case study, Rhodes D. Wroth

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The relationship between personality characteristics and creativity on judgements of facial attractiveness, Zhelin Wu

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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Technical and economic feasibility of utilizing efficient photovoltaic systems to power rural health centres in the federal capital territory (FCT) of Nigeria, Jimento G. Aikhuele

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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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The 2016 election: Conservative female voters agentive, adversarial and resolutely republican, Laura F. Benne MS

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Key themes for identifying trauma informed care best practices within secondary education, Mathew Dean Bigham

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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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Foraging habitat of pileated woodpeckers in relation to a managed landscape on the Hoopa Valley reservation, Northwestern California, Dawn Michelle Blake

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Assessing spatio-temporal patterns of forest decline across a diverse landscape in the Klamath Mountains using a 28-year Landsat time-series analysis, Drew S. Bost

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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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An analysis of the affect that music has on the level of engagement and the rate of efficiency during a structured task for students with autism specturm disorder, Dustin Joel Bradshaw

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Low income housing energy efficiency improvement program for the Yurok tribe of Northern California, Keivan Branson

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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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Dinjik enjit nerrzhrii (we are hunting for moose): an evaluation of tribal co-management in the Yukon flats, interior Alaska, Kelda E. Britton

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Playing and learning through text and images: Examining features of adolescent literacy and the potential of graphic novels as a supportive tool, Emily Ann Bushta

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"Ninis'a:n M'ixine:whe' YiŁchwe": Towards a local land based pedagogy in Northern California's North Coast for local indigenous heritage languages, Chance Edward Carpenter IV

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The role of social capital in fishing community sustainability: case of Shelter Cove, CA, Laura R. Casali

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Hunting habitat use and selection patterns of barn owl (Tyto alba) in the urban-agricultural setting of a prominent wine grape growing region of California, Xeronimo A. Castaneda

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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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Evaluation of a family fitness program: The Fit Fam program, Steven Childs

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

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A little dab will do ya: An exploration of first time dabbers on YouTube, Christopher L. Coker

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The effect of a summer family fitness program on the fitness levels of children with disabilities, Emily Cole

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Stability for a small historic house museum: Drafting a collection management policy for the Trinidad Museum, Alexandra Mackay Cox