New theses and dissertations available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses and dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Callie Bertsch
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Blair D Orr
Thesis title: An Ethnobotanical Survey of the Economic and Cultural Significance of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Southwest Rhodope Mountain Region of Bulgaria

Marcella Campione
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Linda Marie Nagel
Thesis title: The Effects of Forest Management and Time on Herbaceous Species Dynamics in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Paige Cox
Master of Science in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Co-Advisors: Victor B Busov and Hannele Tuominen
Thesis title: Characterisation of the Metacaspase Gene Family in Arabidopsis thaliana

Randall Fish
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: John S Gierke
Thesis title: Using Water Balance Models to Approximate the Effects of Climate Change on Spring Catchment Discharge: Mt. Hanang, Tanzania

David Kamin
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Co-Advisors: Melissa Sue Keranen and Sibel Ozkan
Thesis title: The Hamilton-Waterloo Problem with Triangle and C9 Factors

Petri Latva-Kayra
Master of Science in Forestry
Co-Advisors: Michael J Falkowski and Markus Holopainen
Thesis title: Estimation of Scots Pine Defoliation by the Common Pine Sawfly (Diprion pini L.) Using Multi-Temporal Radar Data

Fangming Liu
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Advisor: William S Breffle
Thesis title: The Public Preferences of the Great Lakes Environment: A Lake Michigan Pilot Study

Kevin Mears
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Devin K Harris
Thesis title: Structural Capacity of Steel Tubular Cast-in-Place Piling

Nils Stenvig
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Bruce Mork
Thesis title: Time Domain Modeling of High-Frequency Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Overhead Wires, and Earth

Diego Villegas-Bermudez
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Tammy Lynn Haut Donahue
Dissertation title: Biomechanics of Meniscal Horn Attachments

Thomas Vosecky
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Robert R Johnson
Dissertation title: Uncovering Poiesis: The Role of Production in Education, Work, and Public Life