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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    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

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    Urea Pre-treatment of N2-annealed Transition Metal Oxides for Low Cost and Efficient Counter Electrodes in Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, Hytham Elbohy

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    Corncob Grit Application as an Alternative to Control Weeds in Two Crop Production Systems, Mauricio Erazo-Barradas

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    The Effect of NBA Free Agency on Player Utility, Austin Erikson

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    Government Policy and Initiatives on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Nigeria, Enifome U. Eto

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    Assessing Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in South Dakota and Identifying Drivers of Assemblage Variation, Kaylee L. Faltys

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    Evaluation of Essential Oils (Stay Strong) for Dairy Calves, Kelly Ann Froehlich

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    The Effect of Copper and Zinc Source on Pre-Weaning Performance of Cows, Health and Performance of Suckling Calves, and Post-Weaning Feedlot Performance, Carcass Composition, and Meat Quality of Calves, Jesse Fulton

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    Role of Exopolymeric Substances in Biofilm Formation on Dairy Separation Membranes, Nuria Garcia-Fernandez