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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Characterization And Manipulation Of O-Glcnacylation In Granulosa Cells Of Bovine Ovarian Antral Follicles, Abigail Marie Maucieri, MS, Animal Science

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Feeding Strategies For Grazing Organic Dairy Cows And The Impact On Milk Production., Ariel Ayers, MS, Animal Science

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The Energetic Consequences Of Winter Foraging For Northern Temperate Fish Species, Benjamin David Block, MS, Biology

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Rapid evolution in agroecosystems: transposable elements and epigenetics in the colorado potato beetle, Kristian Brevik, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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From Gondwana to GAARlandia: Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of spiders, Lisa Chamberland, PhD, Biology

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Social Networking and Social Media as Resilience Strategies Among US Women Farmers, Kerry Daigle, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Validation Of Two Gluten Elisa Assays Utilizing A Novel Polyclonal Antibody System, Lukas Emerson-Mason, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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A Generic Classification Of The Thelypteridaceae, Susan E. Fawcett, PhD, Plant Biology

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Measuring Comprehensive Wellbeing In Vermont: An Applied Economics Perspective, Katherine Gallagher, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Farm Fresh Food Boxes, Lauren Greco, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Seed Systems Of Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Gardeners: Making Place In Chittenden County, Vermont, June Guo, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Formulation And Functional Properties Of Whey Protein Based Tissue Adhesive Using Totarol As An Antimicrobial Agent, Yifan Hou, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Examining Vermont Agricultural Producers’ Willingness To Pay For Extension One-On-One Business Planning Services And Future Programming Considerations, Anthony Kitsos, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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The Potential of Refugee Seed Systems to Promote Contemporary Adaptation in Traditional Crops: A Case Study of African Maize in New England, Andi Kur, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Chemical Properties And Probiotics Survivability Of Symbiotic Coconut Yogurt Using Polymerized Whey Protein As A Gelation Agent, Jinglin Lu, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Increasing The Agronomic And Economic Value Of Chickpea And Pea, Edward Marques, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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From Tap to Table: Consumer Values, Producer Attitudes, and Vermont Maple Syrup in a Dynamic Landscape, Aidan Conor McCracken, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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From Molecules to Whole Organisms: Insect Responses to Climate Change, Emily Elizabeth Mikucki, PhD, Biology

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Effects Of Forage Quality And Management Decisions On Feed Intake Of Lactating Dairy Cows, Michael Miller, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Who Performs Pro-Environmental Behaviors (PEBs) and Why? Examining the Impacts of Motivation, Environmental Attitudes, Identity, and Climate Change Concerns on Intended and Actual PEBs, Roberta Sofia Molokandov, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Assessing growth and methods of decontamination of Listeria monocytogenes in brushes and brines used for production of washed-rind cheese, Rosalind Grace Neale, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Guide to Urban Gardening in Winooski Valley, Vermont, Grace Claire O'Neil, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Effects of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi on reproductive traits in Vaccinium corymbosum, Erin O'Neill, MS, Biology

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Evaluation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in Alternative Management Practices for Dairy Farm Production Area Runoff: Bioretention Cells and a Woodchip Bioreactor Treatment System, Jillian Sarazen, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Investigations Into Signaling Mechanisms Of The Dcbld Receptor Family, Anna Schmoker, PhD, Biology

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Physiochemical And Microstructural Properties And Probiotic Survivability Of Symbiotic Almond Yogurt Using Polymerized Whey Protein As A Co-Gelation Agent, Hao Shi, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Consumption Of Microplastics Impacts The Growth And Fecal Properties Of The Marine Copepod, Acartia Tonsa, Emily Ann Shore, MS, Biology

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The Agronomics Of Organically Managed Legume-Grass Mixtures For Ensiled Forage Production, Allen Wilder, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Does Adding Forage Radish Enhance Winter Rye Cover Crops in Northeastern Corn Silage Systems?, Kirsten Cynthia Workman, MS, Plant and Soil Science

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Ecology Of Composted Bedded Pack And Its Impact On The Udder Microbiome With An Emphasis On Mastitis Epidemiology, Tucker Andrews, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Consumer Support For Renewable Energy Systems: A Case Study Of Community Biodigesters In Vermont, Katelynn Maria Conedera, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Neurodevelopmental Roles of Semaphorin6A/PlexinA2 Signaling in Zebrafish, Sarah Elizabeth Emerson, PhD, Biology

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Natural Selection For Disease Resistance In Hybrid Poplars Targets Stomatal Patterning Traits And Regulatory Genes., Karl Christian Fetter, PhD, Plant Biology

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Comparison of Methods for Detection of Listeria on Wooden Shelves used for Cheese Aging: Challenges Associated with Sampling Porous Surfaces, Gina Christine Frontino, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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From Maintenance To Stewardship: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Capacity In Vermont Towns & Design And Participatory Processes To Provide Cultural Ecosystem Services, Holly Lee Greenleaf, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Impact of a Winter Rye Cover Crop on Edge-of-Field Nutrient Losses and Corn Silage Production, Keegan Griffith, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Evaluation of candidate pheromone blends for mating disruption of the invasive swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii), Elisabeth Ann Hodgdon, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Examination Of Bovine Rumen Fluid And Milk Fat Globule Membrane Proteome Dynamics, Mallory Cate Honan, MS, Animal Science

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Stress and stressors affecting Latino migrant dairy farmworkers in Vermont: An exploratory analysis, Virginia Kades, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Protein Mass Spectrometry Aids In Chagas Vector Blood Meal Identification And Offers An Innovative Approach To Battling Vector-Borne Diseases, Judith Ina Keller, PhD, Biology

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Nutrient Removal Performance Of A Wood Chip Bioreactor Treatment System Receiving Silage Bunker Runoff, Deborah Joy Kraft, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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An Environmental Approach To Food Safety Assessment Using Artisan Cheese And Fresh Produce As Model Systems, Marie Limoges, PhD, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Investigation Of Transforming Growth Factor-Alpha And Its Potential Role In Promoting Ovarian Follicular Dominance, Allie Lynn Lundberg, MS, Animal Science

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Modeling Agricultural Outcomes in a Warmer, Wetter Vermont, Rachel Mason, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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An Analysis of Beverage Consumption in the United States Using the National Health and Examination Survey 2007-2017, Sean Morris, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Male Weight Control: Crowdsourcing and an Intervention to Discover More, Tiffany Rounds, PhD, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Inflammation Of The Taste Sensory System: Cyclophosphamide And Amifostine, Anish Ali Sarkar, MS, Biology

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Evolutionary History Of The Angiosperm Npf1 Gene Subfamily: Duplications, Retention And Functional Implications For Root Symbioses And Development, Giovanna Sassi, PhD, Plant Biology

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Relationships Between Undigested And Physically Effective Fiber In Lactating Dairy Cow Diets, Wyatt Alexander Smith, MS, Animal Science

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Endotoxin Increases Oxidative Stress And Oxygen Tension While Reducing Milk Protein Gene Expression In The Mammary Gland, Alexander Jonathan Spitzer, MS, Animal Science

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Repelling Contarinia Nasturtii (diptera: Cecidomyiidae), A Brassica Specialist, Using Non-Host Essential Oils, Chase Stratton, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Investigating The Role Of Histidyl-Trna Synthetase In Zebrafish Nervous System Development, Ashley Waldron, PhD, Biology

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Organic Dairy Profitability in Vermont: Measuring the Impacts of Management and Market Forces on Farm Financial Performance, Jonathan Patrick Walsh, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Local farmer knowledge of adaptive management on diversified vegetable and berry farms in the northeastern US, Alissa White, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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On The Application Of Computational Modeling To Complex Food Systems Issues, Serge William Wiltshire, PhD, Food Systems

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Rna Virus Ecology In Bumble Bees (bombus Spp.) And Evidence For Disease Spillover, Samantha Ann Alger, PhD, Biology

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Intersection Of Salt Signaling With Nodule Initiation And Maturation During Medicago Truncatula-Sinorhizobium Meliloti Symbiosis., Sanhita Chakraborty, PhD, Plant Biology

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The SH2 Domain-Containing Adaptor Protein SHD Reversibly Binds the CRKL-SH2 Domain and Knockdown of shdb Impairs Zebrafish Eye Development, Brendan Chandler, MS, Biology

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Bottom-up adaptive management and stakeholder participation for clean water and healthy soils in a complex social-ecological system, Sarah Coleman, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Enhancing The Efficacy And Thermotolerance Of Selected Beauveria Bassiana Isolates For Management Of Sunn Pest, Eurygaster Integriceps, Using Electrofusion Techniques, Agrin Davari, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Evaluating The Resistome And Microbial Composition During Food Waste Feeding And Composting On A Vermont Poultry Farm, Korin Eckstrom, MS, Animal Science

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Genetic And Demographic Consequences Of Lake And River Habitat Fragmentation On Fishes In Vermont, Peter T. Euclide, PhD, Biology

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Characterization Of A Novel Vps26c-Retromer Complex And Its Interaction With An Endosomal Trafficking Pathway Regulated By The Snare Vti13 In Controlling Polarized Growth And Cell Wall Organization In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Suryatapa Ghosh Jha, PhD, Plant Biology

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Management Factors Influence On The Fatty Acid Content And Composition Of Forages, Caleb Goossen, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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A Study Of Food Hub Buyers In Vermont: Motivation, Marketing, And Strategy, Hannah Harrington, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Labor on Vermont Dairy Farms: A Producer Perspective, Emily Irwin, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Uncovering The Variable Life History Traits And Strategies Of The Gregarine Parasite, Monocystis Perplexa, In Its Invasive Earthworm Host, Amynthas Agrestis, Erin L. Keller, MS, Biology

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Can Urban And Peri-Urban Agriculture Create Food Sovereign Communities? Case Studies In Cuba And Burlington, Vt, Bennett LaFond, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Consumer Engagement With Efficient And Renewable Energy Technology: Case Studies On Smart Meter Utilization And Support For A Community Anaerobic Biodigester System In Vermont, Samantha Whitney Lewandowski, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Nutritional Ecology of Aphaenogaster Ants in Response to Climate Change, Katie A. Miller, MS, Biology

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Genotypes And Phenotypes Of Staphylococci On Selected Dairy Farms In Vermont, Robert Mugabi, PhD, Animal Science

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Multiple Functions Of The Striated Rootlet Proteins Of The Paramecium Basal Body, Md Ashikun Nabi, PhD, Biology

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Investigating The Effects Of Ant-Hemipteran Mutualisms On The Invertebrate Community Structure And Their Host Plant, Honey Mesquite (prosopis Glandulosa), Nabil Nasseri, PhD, Biology

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Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Universal Influenza Vaccination Programs: A Historical-Perspective Case Study Of Vermont, Bryan Charles O'Connor, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Apomixis, Hybridization, And Biodiversity In Ferns: Insights From Genera Phegopteris And Polystichum, Nikisha Patel, PhD, Plant Biology

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Do Labels Make A Difference: Estimating The Impacts Of Vermont’s Gmo Labeling Law On Perceptions And Prices, Orest V. Pazuniak, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Becoming Eco-Logical With Second-Order Systems Theory: Sustainability In Re-Organization Of Economies And Food Systems, Skyler Knox Perkins, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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"Teamwork makes the dream work": Investigating the Impact of Social Capital in the Tampa Bay, FL Community Food System, Monica Petrella, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Analysis of surface crystals on soft washed rind cheeses using polarized light microscopy and their effect on the sensory perception of grittiness, Patrick Polowsky, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Diversification Of Muroid Rodents Driven By The Late Miocene Global Cooling, Nelish Pradhan, PhD, Biology

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Who Really Controls Haiti's Destiny? An examination of Haiti's Historical Underdevelopment, Endless Poverty, and the Role played by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Patrick Scheld, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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The Effects of Diet on the Bovine Milk Proteome, Richard Anthony Scuderi, MS, Animal Science

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Water Quality Performance And Greenhouse Gas Flux Dynamics From Compost-Amended Bioretention Systems & Potential Trade-Offs Between Phytoremediation And Water Quality Stemming From Compost Amendments, Paliza Shrestha, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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'Crk'-ing the Code: The role of Crk adaptor proteins in zebrafish eye development, Helaina Renee Stergas, MS, Biology

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Devonian origin and Cenozoic radiation in the clubmosses (Lycopodiaceae), Weston Testo, PhD, Plant Biology

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Ecological Stormwater Management: Analysis of design components to improve understanding and performance of stormwater retention ponds, Rebecca Tharp, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Distribution, Dna Barcoding And Phylogenetics Of Caribbean Calliphoridae Flies: Tools For Forensic Studies, Sohath Zamira Yusseff, PhD, Biology

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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Role Of Community Social Capital For Acute Food Security Following An Extreme Weather Event, Alana N. Chriest, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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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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Poutine, Mezcal And Hard Cider: The Making Of Culinary Identities In North America, Nicolas Fabien-Ouellet, MS, Food Systems

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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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Choices and Preferences of Vermont Master Gardeners - Do Socio-Demographics Matter?, Grace Matiru, MS, Plant and Soil Science