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Submissions from 2022

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ASR Membrane Protein and ApoA1 Detection in Nanodisc via Western Blot Analysis, Leila Amrani and Elsa Balfe

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An Intergroup Threat Theory Approach to Support for Political Movements, Symbols, and Candidates, Benjamin Anjewierden, Sophie Timin, Corinne Harris, Joseph Pang, and Christopher Aberson

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Effects of Human Activity on Urban Birds, Aracely Arreguin

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Black bears in suburban areas consume more anthropogenic foods, Alexander Arroyo

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The Impact of Mandated Physical Fitness Testing on Mental Health, Kourtney Avila

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The Effect of Salinity on the Concentration of Various Trace Metals in The Little River Estuary, Shelby C. Bishop and Claire Till

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Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Bioindicators of water quality on the Mad River, Benjamin Bouchard

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The Art of Script: Humanity's Creative Abilities to Give Sound and Thought a Body, Starsong Brittain

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Investigation into Cyanide Levels at the Arcata Wastewater Treatment Facility, Danny Brown, Jack McLaughlin, and Matthew Hurst

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Punk Influnce, Zoe Bryant

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Evaluating the Effects of Grazed and Ungrazed Habitat on Raptor Abundance, Evan Burnett

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The Benefits of Smiling & Laughing, Krysteanna Cabanas

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Nanodisc assisted terbinafine transport into Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Joshua Chapman, Parker Chapman, and Vini Buttino

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Under The Sign Of The Dollar - Demythologizing The Dollar, Joshua Chavanne

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Resources vs Co2 on Humboldt Bees’, Alli Chevalier

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A Journey Through a Mind, Alexandra Chown

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Kinetic Evaluation of Putative Cellulase Enzymes for Cellulosic Biofuel, Jasmine Collins

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Comparing Roadkill Abundance Between Urban and Rural Transects, Emily Cook

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Plant-Based Eating, A Novel Approach For Arresting Erythrocyte Dysfunction, Redox Dysregulation, and Vascular Injury Influenced by Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Walter Craig, Lukas Coppen, and Brian K. Blackburn

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Plastics in the Gut's of Leach's Storm Petrels in Humboldt County, California, Grace Cunningham

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Skeletal Muscle Induced, BDNF-Mediated Secretions Retrogradely Initiates Pro-Neuroplastic Signaling Cascade That Increases Cognitive Function in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julie Dalmolen

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Wellness Center at Eureka City Schools (ECS), Emma Davis

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Raccoon Abundance in Regards to Trash Cans Around Cal Poly Humboldt, Jeremy Dodds

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Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to survey Black Brant use of Sand Island in Arcata Bay, Tristen Draper

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CSF1R Inhibition Restores Cognition Following Immunotherapy, Selena Dutton

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Understanding NAGPRA, Chalene Duty, Dawn Nystrom, and Virginia Vance

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Cursing Practices: Transitions, and Rituals, Charlene Duty

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Bringing Art to the Community, Brad Ellis and Mark McKenna

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2,4-D Presence in Animal Fur, Ghennya E Shain, Keith Druen, and Alondra Salazar

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Functional impact of alternative splicing on the transcriptomic landscape and fate of multipotent skeletal stem cells and osteosarcoma, M. Gohazrua and K. Butler

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Supporting Military Women and Families Through Policy, Cassidy Gordon

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American Sign Language Coloring Book, Megan Hardman

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Growing Up On This Side Of The Mountain, Jacob D. Imlay

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Habitat Selection of Mule Deer in Northern California Coastal Ecosystem, Arthur Ingrham

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Kenosha Mural Project, Jessica Janecek and Keith Staats

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Drop the Ramp, Michele Janelli

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Deciphering the Crosstalk within Human Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque, Annie Jensen

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The Impact of COVID on Academic Stress and Achievement Goal Orientations in College Students, Edgar D. Jimenez-Madora

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Redtail Surfperch Population Dynamics in Humboldt County, Jonathan Kang

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Equity Gaps in Basic Needs Security for CSU Students during COVID-19: Preparing for future pandemics and climate crises, Delaney Kelly, Jennifer Maguire, and Marissa O'Niell

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Characterizing the genetic diversity of immune genes in a non-native population of American Bullfrogs in Humboldt County, California, Angel Klawiter

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Raccoon use of Storm Drains on Cal Poly Humboldt’s Campus, Shannon Lamb

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American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos ) abundance in relation to different human-altered environments and levels of disturbance, Barbara Larrondo-Soto

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Availability of Perch Structures Correlates with the Abundance and Richness of Raptors in Humboldt County, Jessica Lewis

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Developing a three-dimensional culture system to improve the yield of placental mesenchymal stem cell derived extracellular vesicles, Juan-Maria Lopez

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The Influence of Hiking Trails on Salamanders, Emily MacDonald

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Plethodontid Salamander Proximity to Surface Water Relative to Ocean Distance, Eagan Maguire

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Spatial and Temporal Variations of Microplastics within Humboldt Bay, Isabelle Marcus, Bennett Hosselkus, and Connor McNeil

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Time Series Analysis of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler in Humboldt Bay, Isabelle Marcus, Emma Modrick, and Bennett Hosselkus

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Determining Iron Concentrations in Seawater using Flow Injection Analysis, Laura Martin and Laurel Tappert

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Sustainable Learning For Student Success, Jesse Mendez, Kyle Morgan, and Kimberly Stelter

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Bee abundance and composition in native vs non-native urban gardens, Adrienne Menduno-Ortbals

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Investigating Shotgun shell and wad waste around Humboldt Bay, Daniel Montoya, Noah Jenkins, Madison Richardson, Sarah Moreau, and Jose R. Marin Jarrin

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Reducing polyamine levels favors osteogenic differentiation of MSCs, David Morales

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Advancing Knowledge on Night smelt/Spirinchus starksi populations in Humboldt & Del Norte counties, Sarah Moreau, Z. Zenobia, and Jose R. Marin Jarrin

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DOC Sampling from Little River and Mad River, Mark A. Moreno, David Zeitz, and Claire Till

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Modeling Pregnant Elk Presence in Alberta, Canada, Nariman Moussavizadeh

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Electroporation of E. coli and Agar Gel Electrophoresis of FB5⍺, Tyler Nagle, Noah Glick, and Nick Zuniga

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Black Phoebes Sing More Often in Noisier Anthropogenic Environments, Nancy Nguyen

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Comparing Community Structure of Vascular Plant Species on Nurse Logs and Ground Plots in the Arcata Community Forest, Isabella Norton

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Humboldt In The Time Of COVID Digital Archive, Dawn Nystrom

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Meds to Beds, Katie Ohlsen

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Lineage Tracing of HoxB5 Cells of the Yolk Sac and their Contribution to the Adult Hematopoietic System, Joe Olage

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COVID-19 anthropause significantly altered community science participation, Jane Olshefsky

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Hummingbird Flower Use at the Humboldt Botanical Garden, Eliana Palomares

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Perceiving immigrants as American and its Relationship to Attitudes Toward Immigrants, Joseph Pang, Sophie Timin, and Christopher Aberson

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Effectiveness of Trailhead Signs, Jed Parker

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Effects of Supplemental Feeding on Migratory and Resident Hummingbirds, Hunter C. Perez

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Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Foraging in Relation to Storm Drains, Christian Placet

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Determining Habitat Preferences of Great Egrets through Foraging Rates, Marian Porter

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Variation in Mallard Foraging Strategy in Relation to Group Size, Kyle Rader

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) Abundance Between the Brackish Pond and Restored Tidal Habitat During High Tide and Low Tide, Giselle Rangel

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Human Disturbance Influences the Long-billed Curlew’s Foraging Behavior (Numenius americanus), Isaac Rath

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Characters Influencing Plethodontid Salamander Microhabitat Selection, Riley Rickman

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Salinity influence in feeding of dabbling and diving ducks, Cesar Rocha

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Novel Tests of Gravity Below Fifty Microns, Claire Rogers, Jesse Mendez, Tanner Hooven, Kevin Chung, Alyssa M. Johnson, and Alexandra Papesh

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Micro Affirmative Text, Dr. Marisol Ruiz, Anayeli Auza, Jonni Segura, Elizabeth Rubio, Mia Page, Briana Ruiz, Jasmine Chavez, Abran Neri, Kate Ramirez, Amelya Rose Madrigal, Chelsea Rios Gomez, and Tania Estrada Rodriguez

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Mapping Species Ranges in the California Floristic Province, Alex Rumbel, Cameron Jones, Oscar Vargas, Ava Guillen, Brittany Long, George Sabbagh, Luis Angel Gonzalez, Stephanie Sandoval, Tristan Roach, Victor Garcia Balderas, and Zoe Draheim

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A Computational Study of the Acidity of Glufosinate Derivatives, Daniel Sabo

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Trail Map of The Humboldt Botanical Gardens, Cristina Sarabia and Yuichi Ambiru

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Habitat Selection of Black Bears Based on Heavy to Light Vegetation, Logan Scherf

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Sacred Drugs, Sam Schulman

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The Importance of Stretching Everyday, Ahmad Shah

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Minority Stress and Psychological Adjustments Moderated by Stress Appraisals, Bernardo Sosa-Rosales, April Perez, Edgar Jimenez-Madora, Emilia Bumgardner, and Maria I. Iturbide

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Influence of Human disturbance on the ranging patterns of wildlife on college campuses, Mary Standish Lehman

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Greenwood Cemetery, Randall Starba and Ashely Miller

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Pacific Banana Slug Habitat Selection using occupied and paired-random microhabitat analysis in the Arcata Community Forest, Rainey Strippelhoff

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Water Temp. & Clarity Effects on Diving Duck Duration Under Water, Kayli Tibbs

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Bitches Been Mad, Denise Tomkinson

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Old Town Eureka: A Historic Tour and Photo Collection, Christopher Tuck and Benjamin Cook

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The influence of lupine (Lupinus arboreus) on habitat selection by black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in coastal dunes, Ray Turner

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Nano Adventures: The Role of Adventure in the Lives of Humboldt Students & Beyond, Haley Uriz

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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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Do Dabbling Ducks Forage More in the Morning or at Night?, Dylan Van Kampen

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Dunsmuir, Jacob Varelas

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Students’ Experiences with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research Methods Courses, Brandilynn Villarreal, Maria I. Iturbide, Edgar Jimenez-Madora, Shelley Magallanes, Luis Lara, and Leti Armenta Villa

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College Instructors’ Perceived Responsibilities: A Descriptive Study, Brandilynn Villarreal and Hayley Weatherill

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Identification of a Type 1 Regulatory T Cell Master Regulator, Colin Waichler

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The Relationship between Hardiness, Stress, and Mental Health in College Students with Disabilities during COVID-19, Hayley Weatherill, Kevin Cherry, Maddy Jo Avila, Lila Taylor, and Brandilynn Villarreal

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Assessing nocturnal habitat selection of small mammals on an urban-rural gradient using camera trapping, Jessica Whalls