This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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    Monitoring Pollen Counts and Pollen Allergy Index Using Satellite Observations in East Coast of the United States, Murat Cagatay Kececi

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    Silencing Seed Dormancy Genes to Mitigate Risk of Transgene Flow to Weedy Rice, Alexander Wireko Kena

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    Modeling of the Solid-electrolyte Interface Layer of Lithium Ion Batteries for Capacity Fade Using Kinetic Monte Carlo, Bigyan Khanal

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    Studying Microflora of Semi-hard Cheese, and Sporulation within Contact Surface Biofilms, Dalia Khan

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    Effects of a Large-scale Habitat Enhancement Project on Largemouth Bass Behavior, Feeding, and Growth in Grand Lake, Texas, Chance Kirkeeng

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    Effect of Pre-marketing Management Practices on Shrink Loss in Lambs, Ann Kolthoff

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    A Statewide Assessment of Drivers Influencing Biotic Integrity in Perennial, Wadeable Prairie Streams of South Dakota, Lyntausha Kuehl

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    Interactive Effects of Cover Crops, Invertebrate Communities and Soil Health in Corn Production Systems, Claire LaCanne

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    Impacts of Landscape Position and Nitrogen Fertilizer on Soils, Carbon and Nitrogen Leaching, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Switchgrass Production in South Dakota, Liming Lai

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    The Effects of the Dodd-Frank Act on Community Banks, Hoanh Le

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    The Effects of a Blend of Essential Oils on Rumen Efficiency of Lactating Dairy Cows, Kali Linville

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    The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Rhetorical Analysis of President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and President Donald J. Trump’s Political Discourse About Syrian Refugees, Erin Lionberger

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    Investigation of Candidate Loci Associated with Maize Perennialism, Anjun Ma

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    Voltage Regulation of Low Voltage Distribution Networks, Manisha Maharjan

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    Design, Synthesis and Biological Screening of Novel Cucsinspired Estrone Analogues Towards Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Mater Hussen Mahnashi

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    Intelligent Learning Control System Design Based on Adaptive Dynamic Programming, Naresh Malla

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    Do College Students Perceive Stigma the Same Way Experts Do? An Experimental Test of Lay Perceptions of Body-Size Stigma, Andie Malterud

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    Evaluation of Gamebird Use and Thermal Characteristics of Alfalfa and Perennial Grasses in Eastern South Dakota, Neal P. Martorelli

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    The Effect of Sport Participation on Bone, Maggie M. Minett

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    Development and Application of a Fish-Based Index of Biotic Integrity for Lakes in Eastern South Dakota, Daniel T. Nelson

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    Development of Microgrid Test Bed for Testing Energy Management System, Shaili Nepal

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    A Kernel Based Approach to Determine Atypicality, Austin O'Brien

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    The Relationship Between Recollection, Knowledge Transfer, and Student Attitudes Towards Chemistry, Oluwatobi Omobonike Odeleye

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    Surveillance of Emerging Livestock Viruses, Faten A. Okda

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    Let Them Eat Beef: Effects of Beef Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome, Kristin L. Olson