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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Pacific Northwest To New England: Exploring The Intersections Of Invasive Ecology, Forest Management, And Alternative Energy, Alexandra N. Neidermeier, MS

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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A Socio-Ecological Revolution in Monetary Theory, Joe Allen Ament, PhD

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Tools for landscape-scale automated acoustic monitoring to characterize wildlife occurrence dynamics, Cathleen Michelle Balantic, PhD

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Residual Soil Phosphorus in Tropical Oxisols: An Opportunity to Enhance Fertilizer Use Efficiency?, Lauren Bomeisl, MS

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Increasing Private Contributions To Environmental Goods With Behavioral Insights, Hilary Byerly Flint, PhD

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Mitigating Gaseous Nitrogen and Carbon Losses from Northeastern Agricultural Soils via Alternative Soil Management Practices, Kyle Michael Dittmer, MS

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Uncovering the Drivers of Non-Native Plant Invasions Using Ecological Data Synthesis, Marina Golivets, PhD

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Governing Water Quality Limits In Agricultural Watersheds, Courtney Ryder Hammond Wagner, PhD

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Cisco Science: Using Omics To Answer A Range Of Key Questions, Hannah Lachance, MS

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Future Forest Composition Under A Changing Climate And Adaptive Forest Management In Southeastern Vermont, Usa, Matthias Taylor Nevins, MS

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Physicochemical Properties of Residuals from Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure and Food Waste: Nutrient Cycling Implications and Opportunities for Edible Mushroom Cultivation, Brendan J. O'Brien, MS

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Evaluation of Mysis partial diel vertical migration, Brian Patrick O'Malley, PhD

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An Analysis Of Energy Transitions At Different Scales: Fossil Fuel Divestment In Higher Education And Individual Behavior, Elizabeth Palchak, PhD

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Patterns, Processes, And Scale: An Evaluation Of Ecological And Biogeochemical Functions Across An Arctic Stream Network, Samuel P. Parker, PhD

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Ecosystem Function Along an Elevational Gradient in Vermont, Emily Page Piche, MS

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Climate Change And Land Use/cover Change Impacts On Watershed Hydrology, Nutrient Dynamics – A Case Study In Missisquoi River Watershed, Linyuan Shang, PhD

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Characterizing The Management Practices And Decision-Making Processes Of Winter Maintenance Companies In The Lake Champlain Basin, Holden Smith Sparacino, MS

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Evaluating Climate And Environmental Drivers Of Tree Species’ Growth Within The Northern Forest, Rebecca Stern, PhD

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Shining light on the storm: Using high-frequency optical water quality sensors to characterize and interpret storm nutrient and carbon dynamics among contrasting land uses, Matthew CH Vaughan, PhD

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Human Side Of The Smart Grid: Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency From Renters Using Real-Time Feedback And Competitive Performance-Based Incentives, Daniel Fredman, PhD

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Remote Sensing Methods and Applications for Detecting Change in Forest Ecosystems, David James Gudex-Cross, PhD

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Pharmaceutical Waste in Vermont: Results from a Survey on Purchasing, Use & Disposal, Christine Hart, MS

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Evaluating The Impacts Of Southern Pine Beetle On Pitch Pine Forest Dynamics In A Newly Invaded Region, Molly Heuss, MS

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No Farm Is An Island: Pollinators And Pollination In Agricultural Landscapes, Charles C. Nicholson, PhD

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Cityscape connections: National Park Service relevance and resilience in urban areas, Elizabeth Eleanor Perry, PhD

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Comparing website presentations of "nature" across Vermont ski areas and adjacent rural communities, Margaux Anna-Elizabeth Reckard, MS

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Applying Bayesian Belief Network To Understand Public Perception On Green Stormwater Infrastructures In Vermont, Qing REN, MS

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Land Use, Power, and Knowledge at the Northern Resource Frontier: Mining, Public Engagement, and Contentious Land Imaginaries in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Jonathan Tollefson, MS

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Conservation of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Vermont, USA, Keri B. Watson, PhD

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Governing Environmental and Economic Flows in Regional Food Systems, Michael Bishop Wironen, PhD

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Using Multiple Methodologies to Understand within Species Variability of Adelges and Pineus (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Tav Aronowitz, MS

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Estimating Landscape Quality And Genetic Structure Of Recovering American Marten Populations In The Northeastern United States, Cody Michael Aylward, MS

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Estimating Landscape Quality And Genetic Structure Of Recovering American Marten Populations In The Northeastern United States, Cody Michael Aylward, MS

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Designing for Economic Success: A 50-State Analysis of the Genuine Progress Indicator, Mairi-Jane Venesky Fox, PhD

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Regeneration responses to management for old-growth characteristics in northern hardwood-conifer forests, Aviva Joy Gottesman, MS

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Exploration Of New Methods In Long Distance Transportation Data Collection And Tourism Travel In Vermont, Benjamin Kaufman, MS

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Quantifying tree response to alterations in pollution deposition and climate change in the northeastern US, Alexandra M. Kosiba, PhD

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Early Feeding In Lake Trout Fry (salvelinus Namaycush) As A Mechanism For Ameliorating Thiamine Deficiency Complex, Carrie L. Kozel, MS

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Emission Permits as a Monetary Policy Tool: Is it Feasible? Is it Ethical?, Tracey McCowen, PhD

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What’s In Your Body Of Water? Reducing The Psychological Distance Of Pharmaceutical Pollution Through Metaphor In Risk Communication, Alexandra Z. Millarhouse, MS

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Assessing The Efficacy Of Two Species Of Silver Fly, Leucopis Argenticollis And L. Piniperda, As Biological Control Agents Of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges Tsugae, Kyle Motley, MS

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Assessing Community Dynamics and Colonization Patterns of Tritatoma dimidiata and Other Biotic Factors Associated with Chagas Disease Prevalence in Central America, Lucia Consuelo Orantes, PhD

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Lasting Legacies of Hurricane, Harvesting, and Salvage Logging Disturbance on Succession and Structural Development in an Old-Growth Tsuga canadensis-Pinus strobus Forest, Emma Sass, MS

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Social and Emotional Dimensions of Succession Planning for Family Forest Owners in the Northeastern United States, Hallie E. Schwab, MS

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Spawning Site Selection and Fry Development of Invasive Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Lee Simard, MS

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Shaping Policy in the Anthropocene: Gender Justice as a Social, Economic and Ecological Challenge, Phoebe Spencer, PhD

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Methods for the spatial modeling of forest carbon in the Northern Forest, Alison Adams, MS

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Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Stormwater and Surface Waters in Chittenden County, Vermont, USA, Joseph Hollis Bartlett, MS

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Renewable Energy Transition: Dynamic Systems Analysis, Policy Scenarios, and Trade-offs for the State of Vermont, Christopher Ernest Clement, PhD

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Preservation and Sediment Cycling Beneath "Ghost Glaciers": How Cold-Based Ice Dictates Arctic Landscape Evolution, Lee Corbett, PhD

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Integrating management for old-growth characteristics with enhanced carbon storage of northern hardwood-conifer forests, Sarah Eliot Ford, MS

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Placing natural resource decisions in social and historical contexts: Sociological inquiries into agency communications, management rationalities, and community change, Emilian Geczi, PhD

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Quantifying Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Soil Carbon Storage To Determine Best Management Practices In Agroecosystems, Tyler Goeschel, MS

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A Multiscale Analysis of the Factors Controlling Nutrient Dynamics and Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain, Peter D. F. Isles, PhD

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Invasive Plant Ecology In Vermont: Insights From Spatial Analysis And Interactions Of Garlic Mustard (alliaria Petiolata) With Native Plants And Invertebrates, Chenin Kathleen Limback, PhD

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Measurement and modeling of stormwater from small suburban watersheds in Vermont, Joel Nipper, PhD

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Erosion rates in subtropical, rapidly developing countries: an isotopic approach to measuring background rates of erosion in Brazil and China, Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez, PhD

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Importance Of Agricultural Systems As Multifunctional Landscapes, Flavio Sutti, PhD

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Long-term forest carbon storage and structural development as influenced by land-use history and reforestation approach, Andrea Rose Urbano, MS

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The Role of Transportation in Expanding the Democratic Ideal of National Parks, Xiao Xiao, PhD

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Influence of Mission, Audience, and Policy Context on Issue Framing: A Case Study of Mobilization Against Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, Rezwana Zafar, MS

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Role Of Motivation And Curriculum In Shaping Pro-Sustainable Attitudes And Behaviors In Students, Kathleen Bamford, MS

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The Impact of Engagement With Community Supported Agriculture on Human Attitude Towards the Sustainable Food Movement, Ariana Margarita Cano, MS

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Phosphate Removal and Recovery from Wastewater by Natural Materials for Ecologically Engineered Wastewater Treatment Systems, Daniel Thomas Curran, MS

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Using The Past As The Key To The Present: Informing Coastal Resource Management With Geologic Records, Benjamin D. DeJong, PhD

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Discourse as Social Process in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management: Arguing, Constructing, and Performing, Monika Marie Derrien, PhD

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Using stable isotope analysis to estimate black bear (Ursus americanus) diet in Vermont, Eliese Antona Dykstra, MS

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How Wildlife Information, Recreation Involvement And Demographic Characteristics Influence Public Acceptability Of Development, Jessica Espenshade, MS

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Fixed Versus Plastic Partial Migration Of The Aquatic Macroinvertebrate, Mysis Diluviana, In Lake Champlain, Peter Thomas Euclide, MS

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Human-Nature Relationship And Faery Faith In The American Pagan Subculture, Sarah Goodrich, MS

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New insights for the future of Lake Champlain: Practical approaches and useful tools for grappling with uncertainty and weighing trade-offs in watershed management., Philip Halteman, PhD

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Lidar Remote Sensing Of Forest Canopy Structure: An Assessment Of The Accuracy Of Lidar And Its Relationship To Higher Trophic Levels, Christopher Felix Hansen, MS

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monitoR: Automation Tools For Landscape-scale Acoustic Monitoring, Jonathan Edward Katz, PhD

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Thermokarst And Wildfire: Effects Of Disturbances Related To Climate Change On The Ecological Characteristics And Functions Of Arctic Headwater Streams, Julia Rose Larouche, PhD

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Management By Crisis: Land Trust Conservation Engagement And Methods In Vermont, Louise Sopher Lintilhac, MS

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Effects of landscape change on corsac foxes in Mongolia, Myagmarjav Lkhagvasuren, MS

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Effects of PCB Contamination on the Environment and the Cultural Integrity of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne, Kim Ellen McRae, PhD

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Early Adoption Dynamics Of Private Sustainability Governance Initiatives: A Case Study Of The Marine Cultured-Pearl Industry, Julie Nash, PhD

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Pedagogical Praxis Models in Sustainability Education: A Focus on Food Systems and Environment, Karen Lynn Nordstrom, PhD

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Collaboration And Conflict In The Adirondack Park: An Analysis Of Conservation Discourses Over Time, Jeffrey Michael O'Donnell, MS

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Habitat Use By Early Successional Bird Species Along Powerline Rights Of Way: Making Connections Across Private Lands, Christine Rose Peterson, MS

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Managing the Wilderness Experience at Olympic National Park: A Study of Day and Overnight Visitors, Warren Vinson Pierce, III., MS

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Lake Trout Spawning Site Use In Lake Champlain & The Development Of The Binomial Rolling Residence Test, Victoria M. Pinheiro, MS

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The impact of ecosystem services knowledge on decisions, Stephen Mark Posner, PhD

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The Status Of Stonecats (Noturus Flavus) In The Laplatte And Missisquoi Rivers, Vermont, Elizabeth Puchala, MS

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Analytical And Decision Tools For Wildlife Population And Habitat Management, Kurt Rinehart, PhD

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Becoming Transdisciplinary: Exploring Process in a Research Initiative on Climate Change, Emil Tsao, MS

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Decision Support for Natural Resource Management, Jonathan Cummings, PhD

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Trophic Dynamics and Cyanobacteria Blooms In Shallow Eutrophic Bays Of Lake Champlain, Rebecca Michelle Gorney, PhD

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Measuring Streetscape Design for Livability Using Spatial Data and Methods, Chester Wollaeger Harvey, MS

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Modeling Consumption Rates Of Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus), Mitchell Jones, MS

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Modeling The Effects Of The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid On Carbon Storage In Northern New England Forests, Jeffrey John Krebs, MS

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Exploring Relationships Between Building And Transportation Energy Use Of Residents In U.S. Metropolitan Regions, Timothy Pede, MS

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Local Energy Governance In Vermont: An Analysis Of Energy System Transition Strategies And Actor Capacity, Tarah Rowse, PhD

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Ecological Remediation Using Bacterial, Fungal, and Plant Microcosms: An Effective Solution for Bunker C Crude Oil Contamination in Waterways, Jakob E. Schenker, MS

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Renewable Energy Zoning: Cutting Green Tape While Improving Ecological Outcomes for Renewable Energy Projects, Joanna Elizabeth White, MS

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Behavioral Ecology and Genetics of Potential Natural Enemies of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Arielle Arsenault, MS

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Developing a Cohesive Urban Agriculture Policy for Burlington, VT, Alison Nihart, MS

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Evaluation of National Park Service 21st Century Relevancy Initiatives: Case Studies Addressing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the National Park Service, Rebecca Stanfield McCown, PhD

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled in Chittenden County Via Modifications to the Built Environment, Dale Azaria, MS