New theses and dissertations in Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses and dissertations from the following programs:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Geology
  • Mineral Economics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library.

Edward Anino
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Co-advisors: Chung-Jui Tsai and Scott A Harding
Dissertation title: Characterization of Populus tremuloides Caffeic Acid O-methyltransferase and 4-Coumarate:CoA Ligase Gene Promoters to Identify Regulatory Elements

Steven Bailey
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor:Nancy M Grimm
Dissertation title: Writing Center Handbooks and Travel Guidebooks: Redesigning Instructional Texts for Multicultural, Multilingual, and Multinational Contexts

Sigridur Bjarnadottir
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor:Yue Li
Thesis title: An Evaluation of the Impacts of Climate Change on Hurricane Damage Risks and Adaptation Strategies

Han-Yi Chen
Master of Science in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Co-advisors: Chung-Jui Tsai and Scott A Harding
Thesis title: Characterization of Two Distinct 4-coumarate:CoA ligase(4CL) Genes in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

Marika Dalton
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor:Iain Matthew Watson
Dissertation title: Understanding Volcanic Processes Using UV Camera Measurements of Sulfur Dioxide and Coincident Infrasound and Seismicity

Ganbaatar Davaadorj
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Co-advisors: Mark C Roberts and Gary A Campbell
Thesis title: Long-Term Copper Price and Valuation of a Mining Project with Real Options

Steven Johnson
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor:Pushpalatha P N Murthy
Dissertation title: Heterologous Expression of Alkaline Phytase from Lily Pollen in Bacteria and Yeast

Xiaoxue Liu
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Advisor:Mark C Roberts
Thesis title: Are Gold and Oil Prices Reliable Leading Indicators of US Inflation?

Stephen Lyke
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor:Michael C Roggemann
Dissertation title: Statistics of the Received Power for Free Space Optical Channels

Emily McCarthy
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor:Iain Matthew Watson
Dissertation title: Quantification of Volcanogenic Water Vapor Using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)

Matthew Metz
Master of Science in Applied Ecology
Advisor:John Andrew Vucetich
Thesis title: Seasonal Patterns in Foraging and Predation of Gray Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Andrea Munoz Hernandez
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Advisor:Alex S Mayer
Dissertation title: Integrated Hydrologic-Economic-Institutional Water Model for the Rio Yaqui Basin, Sonora, Mexico

Kristopher Nitz
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Advisor:Casey J Huckins
Thesis title: Environmental Factors Related to Adfluvial Migration by Coaster Brook Trout in the Salmon Trout River in Northern Michigan

Soumyashree Sreehari
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor:Rudy L Luck
Dissertation title: Syntheses and Characterizations of Monomeric Mo(VI)Complexes with Bidentate Phosphine Oxide Ligands and Dimeric and Tetrameric Mo(V) Clusters with Benzoic Acid and Phosphinic Acid Derivatives

Daniel Sterk
Master of Science in Mineral Economics
Co-advisors: Gary A Campbell and Mark C Roberts
Thesis title: Gold Price and the Future of the Homestake Mine


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