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 2016

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    Monitoring Global Forest Land-Use and Change, Erik J. Lindquist

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    Simulating the Impacts of Land-Use Land-Cover Changes on Cropland Carbon Fluxes in the Midwest of the United States, Zhengpeng Li

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    Understanding the Impact of Non-thermal Processing and CO2 Assisted Extrusion on Antioxidant, Textural and Functional Properties of Corn, Sorghum and Apple Pomace Based Extrudates, Umesh Chandra Lohani

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    Fish Ladders Designed for Drop Culverts and Central Stoneroller Ecology Across a Latitudinal Gradient, John Arthur Lorenzen

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    Growth Performance, Nutrient Utilization, and Metabolic Profile of Dairy Heifers Fed Diets High in Distillers Grains with Different Forage to Concentrate Ratios, Angela Kristia Manthey

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    Ice Concentration Linked with Extractive Stirrer (ICECLES), Nujud Omar Maslamani

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    Cooperation and Punishment in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: Implications for Resource Exchange & Biological Market Dynamics, Jerry A. Mensah

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    iCook 4-H: Report of Accelerometer Derived Physical Activity in 9-10 Year Old Children from Baseline, Post, and Follow-up, Chase Merfeld

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    Causes of Alienation Among Black Students at Two Predominantly White Universities, Anton Mighty

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    Queering the Spheres: Non-Normative Gender, Sexuality, and Family in Three Victorian Texts, Randi Mihajlovic

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    Precast Full-Depth Deck Panels Supported on Inverted Bulb-Tee Bridge Girders, Michael James Mingo

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    Effects of Bran Treatment on Rheology and Sensory Quality of Whole Wheat Flat Bread, Jigyasha Mishra

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    The Efficacy of Allopurinol in Suppressing Hypersensitive-like Symptoms in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and in Suppressing Sunflower Rust (Puccinia helianthi) Symptoms, Thumbiko Walker Gambler Mkandawire

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    Effect of Oil and Natural Gas Development on Survival and Health of White-tailed Deer in the Western Dakotas, Katherine L. Moratz

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    A FRET Investigation into Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Troponin Activation in Reconstituted Thin Filaments, Maria Eleni Moutsoglou

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    Composite Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries, Roya Naderi

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    Coping and Adjustment of Spouses of International Students at South Dakota State University, Elizabeth Nayebare

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    Ally Development: Preparing Student Affairs Professionals to Work with American Indian Students, Corynna B. Nelson

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    The Effects of Preovulatory Estradiol on the Uterine Environment and Conceptus Survival From Fertilization to Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy, Emmalee J. Northrop

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    Within and Without: Psychoanalysis, Trauma Theory, and the Healing Narrative, Carrie Crisman Oorlog

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    Impacts of Wetland Characteristics on Duck Use in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) 1987-2013, Fred Thomas Oslund

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    Long-term Impacts of Annual Cattle Manure and Fertilizer on Soil Quality Under Corn-Soybean Rotation in Eastern South Dakota, Ekrem Ozlu

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    Impacts of Land Use and Climate Changes on Hydrological Processes in South Dakota Watersheds, Manashi Paul

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    Characterization of Small Non-Coding RNAs in the Seminal Plasma of Beef Bulls with Predicted High and Low Fertility, Stephanie Perkins

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    Perchlorate Variations Over 300 Years: Influence of Human Activities, Volcanic Eruptions and Bolide Events, Kari Peterson