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    Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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    Synthetic Biology for Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Production of Ethanol, Nathanael Braselton

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    Ecology of Largemouth Bass in an Aging Reservoir: Implications for Creating a Trophy Largemouth Bass Fishery, Jason Breeggemann

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    Influencers and Barriers to Consumption of Healthful Diets in Rural Youth in Context of the Bioecological Model, Megan Bren

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    Body Satisfaction and Ability to Identify Weight Status of Preschool-aged Children by Their Caregivers, Andrea Brown

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    Temporal and Spatial Influences on South Dakota Farm Economies of Size, Henry Brown

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    Determining the Relationship Among Change Fatigue, Resilience, and Job Satisfaction of Hospital Staff Nurses, Robin Brown

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    Immune and Endocrine Modulations Associated with Enhanced Plant-Based Protein Diets Within Freshwater Fish Species, Timothy J. Bruce

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    Morphologic and Transcriptomic Response to Weed Pressure in Multiple Maize (Zea mays L.) Selections and Teosinte (Zea mays L. ssp parviglumis) Lines, Stephanie A. Bruggeman

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    Identifying Data Centers from Satellite Imagery, Adam Buskirk

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    Effects of Seed Applied Fungicide on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization of South Dakota Cultivars of Oat, Soybean, and Corn, Jesse Cameron

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    Power Management of Remote Microgrids Considering Battery Lifetime, Santosh Chalise

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    Reflectance-based Calibration and Validation of the Landsat Satellite Archive, Sandeep Kumar Chittimalli

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    Developing Management Guidelines that Balance Cattle and Timber Production with Ecological Interests in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Kurt M. Chowanski

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    Investigating Grassland and Cropland Conversion Decisions in the Dakotas, 2015 Producers Survey and Analysis, Md Niaz Murshed Chowdhury

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    Foundation Design of Low Volume Roads: Evaluation and Performance, Alyssa Clemen

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    Changes in Wetland Conditions and Wetland Plant Communities in the Prairie Pothole Region After 50 Years, Ryann Cressey

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    Diversity of Free-living Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria in the Badlands of South Dakota, Bibha Dahal

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    Role of Silencing RNA fgsiR34 in Fusarium Graminearum's Pathogenicity to Wheat, Subha Dahal

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    Impact of New Processing Technologies on the Physical and Functional Properties of Skim Milk and Skim Milk Concentrate, Harsh Dahiya

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    Longitudinal Examination of Perceived Stress and Depression Symptomology in Division I Student-Athletes, Bobby Daigle

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    Raptors in Temperate Grasslands: Ecology of Ferruginous Hawk, Golden Eagle, and Northern Harrier in the Northern Great Plains, Shubham Datta

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    The Endophytes of Pediomelum Esculentum: A Unique Case in Legume Evolution, Tyrel Ryan Deutscher

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    Land Cover Land Use Change and Soil Organic Carbon Under Climate Variability in the Semi-Arid West African Sahel (1960-2050), Amadou M. Dieye

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    A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to and Facilitators of Successful Weight Loss, Alyson Drooger

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    Study of Moisture and Water Effects in Low Temperature Crystallization of Perovskite Film for Efficient Solar Cells, Ashish Dubey