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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Evaluating Alternative Technologies And Monitoring Methods For Water Quality In A Field Setting; Research On Effects On Phosphorous And Solids Removal From Cheese Factory Wash Water And Stormwater Runoff Treatment, Dana J. Allen, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Enhancing The Content Of Bioactive Fatty Acids In Bovine Milk For Human Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Melissa Lee Bainbridge, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Interaction Of Stocking Density And The Feeding Environment In Lactating Holstein Dairy Cows, Mackenzie Andrew Campbell, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Rumen Microbial Ecology And Rumen-Derived Fatty Acids: Determinants Of And Relationship To Dairy Cow Production Performance, Laura Marie Cersosimo, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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The Use Of Bokashi As A Soil Fertility Amendment In Organic Spinach Cultivation, Dana Mae Christel, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes in Vermont: Media Framing and Public Perception, Benjamin Lloyd Crosby, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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"Don't Tell Them I Eat Weeds," A Study Of Gatherers Of Wild Edibles In Vermont Through Intersectional Identities, Elissa J. Johnson, MS, Food Systems

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Co-Localization of Basal and Proliferative Cells in the Murine Main Olfactory Epithelium and Vomeronasal Organ after Injury with Cyclophosphamide, Kyle Barnes Joseph, MS, Biology

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Bioretention in a Mixed-Use Agricultural Landscape: Lessons Learned from the Application of Low-Phosphorus Compost and Panicum virgatum, Jason M. Kokkinos, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Technical Assistance and Farming at the Rural-Urban Interface: A Study of Farmer Utilization and Related Attitudes, Elijah Massey, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Evolutionary Innovations In Ants To Thermally Stressful Environments, Andrew D. Nguyen, PhD, Biology

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Development and Implementation of Methods to Study Crystallization in Cheese, Gil Fils Tansman, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterization of inter-animal variation in the innate immune response of the bovine and its relation to S. aureus mastitis., Aimee Benjamin, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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An Analysis Of Agricultural Decision-Making For Phosphorus Runoff Reduction In The State Of Vermont, Bethany Brown, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Evaluating Stormwater Pollutant Removal Mechanisms by Bioretention in the Context of Climate Change, Amanda Cording, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Parent Preferences for Baby Formula in China and Potential Implications for U.S. Dairy Product Exports, Hao Cui, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Ecological Dynamics in Compost-Amended Soils and the Resulting Effects on Escherichia coli Survival, Anya Cutler, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Impacts Of Forest Disturbance On Small Mammal Distribution, Allyson Lenora Degrassi, PhD, Biology

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Civic Engagement and Peace Corps Recruitment Efforts in the State of Vermont, Kelly Dolan, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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The Feasibility And Validity Of Novel Dietary Assessment Methods In A Pre-School Setting, Harley Eriksen, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Master of Science in Community Development and Applied Economics, Andrew Gerlicz, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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A Pilot Study Of The Effectiveness And Usability Of The Myenergybalance Iphone App And Website, Joanna Graff, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Sexual Conflict and Chemical Communication in Hybridizing Harvester Ants, Michael Philip Herrmann, PhD, Biology

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Application of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model in the evaluation of a community-based youth fitness and nutrition summer camp program, Olivia Johnson, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Dcbld2/esdn Is Essential For Proper Optic Tract Formation And Retinal Lamination, Ryan Mears Joy, MS, Biology

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Edge-Of-Field Water And Phosphorus Losses In Surface And Subsurface Agricultural Runoff, Laura B. Klaiber, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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The Microbial Ecology Of Listeria Monocytogenes As Impacted By Three Environments: A Cheese Microbial Community; A Farm Environment; And A Soil Microbial Community, Panagiotis Lekkas, PhD, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Phylogenetics And Molecular Evolution Of Highly Eusocial Wasps, Federico Lopez-Osorio, PhD, Biology

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Resistance and Resilience: Latinx Migrant Farmworkers in the Northern Borderlands, Jessie Mazar, MS, Food Systems

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Evolution of Vernalization and Photoperiod-Regulated Genetic Networks in the Grass Subfamily Pooideae, Meghan McKeown, PhD, Plant Biology

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Earthworms In Vermont Forest Soils: A Study Of Nutrient, Carbon, Nitrogen And Native Plant Responses, Ryan Melnichuk, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Expanding Food Agency: Exploring the Theory and Its Scale in Philadelphia, PA, Caitlin Bradley Morgan, MS, Food Systems

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Receptors for the detection of L-amino acids and IMP by mouse taste sensory cells, Shreoshi Pal Choudhuri, PhD, Biology

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Definition of Bovine Leukocyte Antigen Diversity and Peptide Binding Profiles for Epitope Discovery, Mital Pandya, PhD, Animal Science

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Making The Healthy Choice: Exploring Health Communication In The Food System, Emily Portman, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Vermont Agricultural Resilience in a Changing Climate: an Investigation of Farmer Perceptions of Climate Change, Risk, and Adaptation, Rachel E. Schattman, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Examination Of The Effects Breed And Nutrition Have On The Milk Protein Profile Produced By Lactating Dairy Cattle, Rinske Tacoma, MS, Animal Science

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Novel Mechanisms Governing Autoregulation of the Src Family Kinase Fyn and its Crosstalk with Protein Kinase A, Marion Weir, PhD, Biology

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From Nursery to Nature: Evaluating Native Herbaceous Flowering Plants Versus Native Cultivars for Pollinator Habitat Restoration, Annie White, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Management Practices and Communication Strategies to Improve Milk Fat and Protein Content on Dairy Farms, Melissa Elizabeth Woolpert, MS, Food Systems

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Using The Community Readiness Model As A Framework To Understand A Community's Preparedness To Increase Food Access, Kristyn Dumont Achilich, MS, Food Systems

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The Application Of Valid And Feasible Dietary Assessment Methods To Evaluate The Impact Of Policy And Behavioral Interventions On Children's Fruit And Vegetable Consumption, Sarah Anne Amin, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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An Evaluation Of Vermicompost As A Fast-Acting Nitrogen Amendment To Mitigate Nitrogen Deficiencies In Organic Vegetable Production, Peter Dalton Austin, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Measuring the Impacts of a School Garden-Based Nutrition Intervention, Jenna Banning, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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The Molecular Evolution of Non-Coding DNA and Population Ecology of the Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera) in Lake Champlain, Lucas Edward Bernacki, PhD, Biology

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Comprehensive Assessment of Organic Apple Production in Vermont: Experience from Two Orchard Systems, 2006-2013, Terence L. Bradshaw, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Swede Midge, Contarinia Nasturtii (diptera: Cecidomyiidae), Response To Brassica Oleracea In Simulated Intercropping Systems, Gemelle Laureen Brion, MS, Food Systems

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Top-down and bottom-up tools for integrated pest management in Northeastern hop production, Lily Calderwood, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Defining Food Agency: An Ethnographic Exploration of Home and Student Cooks in the Northeast, Maria Carabello, MS, Food Systems

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Determinants of Termite Species Taxonomic, Phylogenetic, and Functional Diversity in the Amazonian Forest, Cristian de Sales Dambros, PhD, Biology

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Biological Indicators Of Compost-Mediated Disease Suppression Against The Soilborne Plant Pathogen Rhizoctonia Solani, Lynn Fang, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Subsistence Under The Canopy: Agroecology, Livelihoods And Food Sovereignty Among Coffee Communities In Chiapas, Mexico, Margarita Fernandez, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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The efficacy and non-target impacts of an organic disease management system containing biostimulants compared with two sulfur-based systems on four apple cultivars in Vermont, Ann L. Hazelrigg, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Sustainable Agriculture in Vermont: Economics of Climate Change Best Management Practices and the Complexity of Consumer Perceptions of Raw Milk, Alexander Paul Helling, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Effects of hybridization and life history tradeoffs on pathogen resistance in the Harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex), Yainna M. Hernaiz-Hernandez, MS, Biology

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Facilitative Glucose Transporter And Its Regulation By Insulin/igf-Like Signaling In Caenorhabditis Elegans, Shun Kitaoka, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Earthworm Presence in Northern Forests: Impact on Distribution of Soil Carbon within Aggregate Fractions, Meghan Elizabeth Knowles, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Examining Two Green Payment Options To Support Dairy Farm Viability In Northern New England: Anaerobic Digestion And Organic Production, Deborah Ann Krug, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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A Sustainability Themed K-5 Magnet School: An In-Depth Case Study And Evaluation, Aleidria R. Lichau, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Effect of radiation on polymerization, microstructure, and microbiological properties of whey protein in model system and whey protein based tissue adhesive development, Ning Liu, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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The Supply Chain Of Fair Trade Coffee: Challenges, Opportunities & The Future Inside A Troubled Industry, Katharine D. Lukas, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Physicochemical Properties, Microstructure and Probiotic Survivability of Non-Fat Goat's Milk Yogurt Using Heat Treated Whey Protein Concentrate as a Fat Replacer, James Thomas McCarthy, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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A Comparative Analysis Of The Moose Rumen Microbiota And The Pursuit Of Improving Fibrolytic Systems., Suzanne Ishaq Pellegrini, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Using Mutli Criteria Decision Analysis To Develop Sustainability Assessment Tools: Biomass Supply Chains, Deandra Marie Perruccio, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Meckelin Functions in the Guided Movement and Orientation of Basal Bodies Prior to Duplication in Paramecium tetraurelia, Tyler August Picariello, PhD, Biology

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Get Real: An Examination of the Real Food Challenge at the University of Vermont, Jennifer Porter, MS, Food Systems

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Short Food Supply Chains: Expectations and Reality, Richard Roberto Richards, MS, Food Systems

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Micro-Topological Effects on Redox-Sensitive Nutrient Availability of Manganese, Iron, Sulfur, and Phosphorus, Lindsey C. Ruhl, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Supporting A Growing Agricultural Economy By Understanding Child Care In Farm Families, Emily Stengel, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Pasteurization and its discontents: Raw milk, risk, and the reshaping of the dairy industry, Andrea M. Suozzo, MS, Food Systems

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Polycystin-2 (PKD2), Eccentric (XNTA), and Meckelin (MKS3) in the Ciliated Model Organism Paramecium tetraurelia, Megan Smith Valentine, PhD, Biology

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Grass-Based Dairy in Vermont: Benefits, Barriers, and Effective Public Policies, Serge William Wiltshire, MS, Food Systems

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FGF8a is Required for Proper Vascularization of the Zebrafish Retina, Erin Wysolmerski, MS, Biology

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Abscisic Acid And Nitrate Transporter Mtlatd/nip Signaling In Root And Nodule Development In Medicago Truncatula, Chang Zhang, PhD, Plant Biology

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Chemical Composition, Probiotic Survivability and Shelf Life Studies of Symbiotic Buttermilk, Dong Zhang, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Analysis Of Function Of The Son1-Interacting Protein, Lnk2 In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Prince Kudjoe Zogli, PhD, Plant Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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An Analysis of the Effect of ß-Hydroxy-ß-Methylbutyrate on the Flight Ability and Lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster, Alexandra Elizabeth Beattie, MS, Biology

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Makers and mongers: Exploring social networks of Vermont artisan cheese, Rachel Anne DiStefano, MS, Food Systems

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The Effectiveness Of An Online, Interactive, College Course In Energy Balance, Designed From A Framework Of Behavioral Theories, Simonne Marie Eisenhardt, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Investigations into host-specific interactions and local adaptation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis, Jonathan Gonzalez, MS, Biology

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An Investigation of Epigenetic Contributions to Inter-animal and Age Dependent Variation in the Bovine Innate Immune Response., Benjamin Green, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Social Responsibility and Succession Planning: A Qualitative Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior Among Small Businesses in Vermont, Alana Marie Izzo, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Transforming Organic Waste Into A Marketable Product: A Conjoint Analysis Of Bulk Compost Preferences And Strategies For Expanding The Compost Market In Vermont, Daniel Colin Keeney, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Diversification Activities Of Vermont Dairy Farmers: A Study Of Raw Milk And Local Beef Processing In The State., Ryan Leamy, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Farmer Adoption of Best Management Practices Using Incentivized Conservation Programs, Jennifer Christine Miller, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Local mate competition and the sex ratios of malaria parasites, with a focus on Plasmodium mexicanum, Allison T. Neal, PhD, Biology

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Improved Recovery And Rapid Identification Of Strains, Mixed Strains, Mixed Species, And Various Physiological States Of Foodborne Pathogens Using Infrared Spectroscopy, Esmond Boafo Nyarko, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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The Impacts of Multiple Anthropogenic Disturbances on the Montane Forests of the Green Mountains, Vermont, USA, Carolyn Ann Pucko, PhD, Plant Biology

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Regulation of β-Casein Gene Expression by Octamer Transcription Factors and Utilization of β-Casein Gene Promoter to Produce Recombinant Human Proinsulin in the Transgenic Milk, Xi Qian, PhD, Animal Science

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Expanding Citizenship: Workplace Democracy and Citizen Engagement in Food Cooperatives, Cecile Reuge, MS, Food Systems

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Turf wars and corporate sponsorship: Challenges in the food system and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kristin K. Smith, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Estrogen Receptor Beta Is A Negative Regulator Of Mammary Cell Proliferation, Xiaozheng Song, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Exploring the nature of crystals in cheese through X-ray diffraction, Gil Fils Tansman, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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The Contribution of Purinergic P2X and P2Y Receptors to the Excitability of Mouse Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons, Jonathan Vick, PhD, Biology

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Functional properties of whey protein and its application in nanocomposite materials and functional foods, Helen Walsh, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Role of the Drosophila Melanogaster Indirect Flight Muscles in Flight and Male Courtship Song: Studies on Flightin and Mydson Light Chain - 2, Samya Chakravorty, PhD, Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Evaluating Methane Emissions from Dairy Treatment Materials in a Cold Climate, Eamon Twohig, MS, Plant and Soil Science

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Spatial Effects of Road Use Intensity on Forest Plant Communities and Soil Chemistry, David Asmussen, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Increasing Physical Activity of Preschool Students, Margaret Dunn-Carver, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Influence of Plant Age, Soil Moisture, and Temperature Cylcing Date on Containter-Grown Herbaceous Perennials, Sarah Kingsley-Richards, MS, Plant and Soil Science