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Theses/Projects from 2022

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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“There's always people in the room for whom this is not merely theory”: emergent pedagogies, Casey McCullough

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Does bisphenol-A, an estrogen-like environmental toxin, disrupt expression of the neuronal chloride exporter protein during early brain development?, Mayra S. Mendez

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Assessing the potential and pathways for renewable energy transformations in Orleans, California, Malcolm Prescott Moncheur de Rieudotte

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Techno-economic feasibility of electrifying food markets in Nigeria with biogas hybrid mini-grids, Demi Temitope Ogunwo

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Social science research to help advance regional coordination and collaboration of sea level rise planning and adaptation on Humboldt Bay, Kristen Orth-Gordinier

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Characterizing the relationship of Lgl1 and AKT in migration of murine neural stem and progenitor cells, Natalie Pedicino

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Winter sandpiper communities on Humboldt Bay: high-tide roost use and habitat features that influence roost site selection, Chelsea Polevy

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Flow methods to estimate flow for ungauged catchments for the development of small hydroelectric power in Northern California watersheds, Bikash Pradhan

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Forecasting the outcomes of managing a rare endemic plant at its elevational limit under climate change scenarios, Ethan Reibsome

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Drought responses across diverse conifer species, habitats, and competitive gradients in Northern California, Gabriel J. Roletti

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A guidebook for adapted physical educators: Connecting the domains of learning to evidence-based practices, Kalyn G. Ruland

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Retention and performance during COVID-19: Prosociality perception, social isolation, and online engagement, Ashli L M Schick

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Evaluation of a veterans treatment court in the northwest United States, Jacob Davis Stalcup

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A characterization of the sandy beach surf zone fish community and their ecology in Northern California and the effects of marine protected areas, Katie B. Terhaar

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The impact of a teacher-developed physical fitness program on the self-perception and basketball skills of two high school students, Melaina Valdez

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A place of small canoes: An archaeological investigation of Cayucos, California, Kaya E. Wiggins

Theses/Projects from 2021

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Multimodality in focus, Jonathan Abidari

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Using UAV and traditional remote sensing data to detect vegetation vigor and monitor stream morphology in a desert riparian ecosystem, Jordan Bradley Adair

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Laboratory to landscape: mycorestoration, Riley Sanae Allen

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An overview of electronic preference assessments and recommendations for their use in telehealth, Giancarlo Anro

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Use of redwood basal hollows by bats: a focus on the Townsend's big-eared bat on the North Coast of California, Amon Jotesh Armstrong

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May all teachers be happy: a mindfulness manual for school staff, Laura Ella Ashley

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In-flux: economic and community adaptations of former timber mill-towns in the American West, Cherilyn P. Ashmead

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Caution fatigue: group identification and disgust provide protection in the COVID-19 pandemic, Logan F. Ashworth

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Merging art and science: Lessons learned from an 'otterly' different case study, Jess Barger

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Wingate muscular power test reference values for active healthy adults ages 19-29: normative data and differences between sex, Levi Basist

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Why do people donate? Motivation of major donors in higher education, Karin Hsuan Chao-Bushoven

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The role of hardiness and autonomy support on college student engagement, Kevin Douglas Cherry

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Evidence for middle Miocene elevated topography isolating the southern Klamath mountains province: a u-pb & lu-hf detrital zircon study of the Weaverville formation, Dana J. Christensen

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Satellite-based phenology analysis in evaluating the response of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands' tropical forests to the 2017 hurricanes, Melissa Collin

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Assessing California commercial fishing community well-being in the context of marine protected area (MPA) formation, Samantha Cook

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A look at land cover classification methods in Northern California with the use of high spatial resolution geospatial data, Lucila Corro

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Comparison of standard and environmental DNA methods for estimating Chinook salmon smolt abundance in the Klamath River, California, Doyle Joseph Coyne

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"It kind of polishes all your flaws away": long-term experiences with psilocybin mushrooms and the influence of set and setting, Danielle Nicole Daniel

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Estrogen disruption of hypothalamic neural activity, Princess Dickson

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Recreation, vegetation management, and disease impact sympatric carnivore activity in California's East Bay parks, Leigh J. Douglas

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The politics of biomass energy in California: how external benefits are used to support an economically marginal sector, Dana L. Dysthe

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The attitudes and perspectives of small rural school administrators towards secondary math instruction, Timothy J. Ebendick II

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An analysis of the global warming impact of Humboldt State University's refrigerant inventory, Alex Eckert-Ross

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On the acceptance of urban beavers in Martinez, California, Zane A. Eddy

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Effects of spatial language cues on attention and the perception of ambiguous images, Aaron Foster

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The intersection of empathy, social identity, and threat, Samantha E. Gardner

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Conifer encroachment and removal in a Northern California oak woodland: influences on ecosystem physiology and biodiversity, Gabriel S. Goff

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Evaluating the effects of Atlantic menhaden management and environmental change on the northwest Atlantic Ocean ecosystem, Maxwell T. Grezlik

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The effects of turn amplitude and spatial frequency on the energetic cost of running, Adam B. Grimmitt

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College students' mental health and drug use outcomes during the stay-at-home order, Alexander T. Hain

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Write yourself awake: the double pursuit of mindfulness meditation and writing, Alysia M. Hegg

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Noninvasive genetic sampling with a Bayesian spatial capture-recapture analysis to estimate abundance of Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti), Makenzie Henk

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Functional analysis of folate biosynthesis genes of Rickettsia monacensis STR. Humboldt via complementation assay, Brandon James Hill

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Hydraulic assessment of traditional and fish-friendly tide gates in Humboldt Bay, California, Marcela Anne Jimenez

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Post-fire effects in chaparral and oak ecosystems of northern California, Abigail M. Jones

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A comparison of the removal of estrogen between different wastewater treatment processes, Danielle J. Jones

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A techno-economic comparison of battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell transit bus fleet options for Humboldt County, California, Aditya S. Kushwah Mr.

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Comparison of low-cost commercial unpiloted digital aerial photogrammetry to airborne laser scanning across multiple forest types in California, James Edward Lamping

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Hózhó, “to walk in beauty and balance”: Indigenous writers decolonize theories of myth, Aaron Laughlin

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Ecological and social drivers of Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) home range patterns across spatiotemporal scales, Evelyn M. Lichwa

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Can a remote sensing approach with hyperspectral data provide early detection and mapping of spatial patterns of black bear bark stripping in coast redwoods?, Shayne R. Magstadt

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Evaluating immaturity risk in young stands of the serotinous knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata), Katherine Marlin

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Social comparison tendencies and the reward value of same-sex beauty among heterosexual women, Melissa M. Martin Ms.

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Anthology of an empath, Meriel Melendrez Mees

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A survey on the status of acceptance and commitment training in rural Northern California, Jacqueline A. Morris

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Evaluations of group activism when faced With identity threat, Ari Neely

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Exploring zosterophyll relationships within a more broadly sampled character space: a focus on anatomy, Megan Nibbelink

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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