Current dissertations and theses from UVM graduate programs are submitted electronically and will be available in this collection approximately twelve weeks after the final submission by the candidate. Print and electronic dissertations and theses are browseable and searchable at UVM Theses & Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Body Mass Index and Atypical Balance Score as Predictors of Treatment Outcomes for Seasonal Affective Disorder, Praise Iyiewuare, MA, Psychology

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Movements, habitat use, and abundance of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Lake Champlain, Lisa K. Izzo, PhD, Natural Resources

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Informing Adaptation Strategies for Northeastern Pitch Pine Barrens in the Context of Mesophication and Southern Pine Beetle Impacts, Elizabeth-Ann Jamison, MS, Natural Resources

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Cluster Analysis of Time Series Data with Application to Hydrological Events and Serious Illness Conversations, Ali Javed, PhD, Computer Science

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Testing Resilience as a Moderator of the Torture-Mental Health Relationship in Refugee Survivors of Torture, Phyu Pannu Khin, MA, Psychology

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Modeling and Control for Packetized Energy Management, Adil Khurram, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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Network and Ecological Methods to Study Enteric Pathogen Co-infections, Connor L. Klopfer, MS, Complex Systems and Data Science

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The Social Validity Of A Novel Caregiver Intervention To Support Episodic Memory In Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single Case Study, Sophie Knox, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Analysis Of Intracellular Calcium Events In Hypothalamic Neurons, Samantha Kolowrat, MS, Pharmacology

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Adhd Behaviors And Social Functioning In Preschool Children: The Moderating Roles Of Inhibitory Control And Emotion Recognition, Allison Krasner, MA, Psychology

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Examining Consumer Perceptions And Behaviors Toward Hemp-Based Products, Hannah Lacasse, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Investigating spatial and temporal variability of environmental and biological controls on riparian soil denitrification, Brittany Victoria Lancellotti, PhD, Natural Resources

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Designer Biologics Composed Of Hepatocyte Growth Factor, Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 And Immunoglobulin G For Treatment Of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Benjamin Liebman, MS, Pharmacology

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Much needed studies of the three players of Chagas disease in Central America: vertebrate blood meal sources and EcoHealth, a new vector species description, and key phylogenetic analysis of the trypanosome parasite., RAQUEL ASUNCION LIMA CORDON, PhD, Biology

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Distinguishing different styles of transpressional deformation at an obliquely convergent plate margin, Fiordland, New Zealand, Emily Sarah Lincoln, MS, Geology

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Arrangements of the Inputs and Outputs in the Multi-Robot Continuous Control Problem, Sida Liu, MS, Computer Science

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3D acoustic pipe locator imaging based on finite element analysis, Yi Liu, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Measurement on stress-time avalanches of fiber reinforced concrete beams during flexure, Zhuang Liu, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Functional Characterization Of Leptomeningeal Anastomoses In Physiological Condition And Chronic Hypertension, Zhaojin Li, PhD, Neuroscience

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Developing An Adaptive Resource Management Framework For Sustainable Cashmere Production In Mongolia, Elisabeth Lohre, MS, Natural Resources

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Capturing The Experiences Of Gender Non-Conforming Children Through The Minority Stress Model, Hannah Loso, MA, Psychology

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Characterization Of Higher Order Chromatin Structures And Chromatin States In Cell Models Of Human Herpesvirus Infection, Michael Mariani, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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How And Why Do People Value Nature? An Examination Of Nonmaterial Aspects Of Human-Nature Interactions., Tatiana Marquina, PhD, Natural Resources

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The Developmental Course of ADHD in the Preschool Classroom: Toward a Prevention Treatment Framework, Caroline Martin, PhD, Psychology

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Structural Characterization Of The Novel Flightin Domain Wyr And Its Defining Role In The Thick Filament Structure And Mechanics, Lynda Menard, PhD, Biology

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Associative Structures Underlying Discriminated Three-Response Behavior Chains, Noelle Loren Michaud, MA, Psychology

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The Triple Burden: Black Women Leaders In Predominantly White Institutions Of Higher Education, Nadia Mitchell, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Opportunities and Challenges of Utilizing Restorative Practices (RP) with Students with Disabilities: Exploring Special Educators’ Experiences with RP, Mika Moore, PhD, Educational Leadership

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Food From Somewhere: Envisioning and Practicing Aspirational Food Systems, Caitlin Morgan, PhD, Food Systems

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Policy and Economic Variables Influencing Adoption of Sustainable Electrification in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Payne William Morgan, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Optimization of energy-constrained resources in radial distribution networks with solar PV, Mohammad Nawaf Nazir, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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Children's Conflict Appraisals, Temperamental Negative Affectivity, Affect and Arousal in the Context of Interparental Conflict., Phuong Nguyen, MA, Psychology

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Quantum Simulations Of Low Dimensional Systems And Analytic Continuation Of Imaginary Time Correlation Functions, Nathan Scott Nichols, PhD, Physics

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Sarracenia purpurea as a model system for aquatic ecosystem state changes and their impact on bacterial communities, Amanda Claire Northrop, PhD, Biology

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Shaped And Structured Fields For Underground Remote Sensing And Communication, Daniel Jerome Orfeo, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Atomistic Simulation Study Of Nickel Solute Segregation And Mechanical Behavior In Nanocrystalline Fcc, Bcc And Hcp Binary Alloys, Eve-Audrey Picard, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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An International Pilot Study of Volunteer Stream Monitoring Groups: The Role of Place Attachment in Volunteer Motivations, Rachel Pierson, MS, Natural Resources

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Robustness and Accuracy Bounds of Model-based Structural Health Monitoring, Nestor Ramon Polanco, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Exploring Weight Control Expectancies as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Fear of Fat and Nicotine Dependence in Smokers and Vapers, Emily Pomichter, MA, Psychology

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Upcycling Dairy Manure Fine Solids Captured By Dissolved Air Flotation As Part Of A Phosphorus Recovery And Reuse Strategy, Katherine Keith Porterfield, MS, Natural Resources

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Strengthening Mechanisms in Nanocrystalline Silver-Nickel Nanolayered Materials, Malcolm Ryan Pringle, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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It’s More Than Profits: Examining Perceived Success In Agritourism, Lindsay Quella, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Coastal resilience at the nexus of food, energy, and water: an interdisciplinary perspective for resilience planning, Kristin Raub, PhD, Natural Resources

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Organic Amendments Alter Soil Hydrology and Belowground Microbiome of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum), Taylor Readyhough, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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The Effects of Oxidized Biodiesel Fuel on Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Composition and Particulate Matter Emissions from a Light-Duty Diesel Engine, Jack Elliot Reed, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Environmental Justice In Vermont’s Vulnerable Communities, Qing Ren, PhD, Natural Resources

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Nonlinear Impedance Spectroscopy to characterize Hole Transport and Recombination Dynamics in Organic Semiconductor Devices, Robin Rice, MS, Materials Science

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Establishing behavioral baselines for computational systems: two case studies, John Henry Ring, PhD, Computer Science

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Mutations In Ikaros Lead To An Altered Epigenetic And Chromatin Landscape Contributing To The Manifestation Of B-Cell Related Disorders, Princess Rodriguez, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Absolute Number Density Measurements of Atomic Species in Air and Nitrogen Plasmas, Jeffrey C. Schindler, MS, Mechanical Engineering