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    Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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    Evaluating and Predicting the Risk of Algal Blooms in a Freshwater Lake through a 4-Dimensional Approach: A Case Study on Lake Mitchell, Sumit Kumar Ghosh

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    Seismic Performance of Mechanically Spliced Precast Bridge Columns with New Couplers, Evan Greeneway

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    Influence of Preharvest Management Strategies in Beef Cattle on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Meat Quality, Erin Gubbels

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    Assessing Dairy Farm Employees Health, Leyby Stephany Guifarro Rodriguez

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    Metal-Organic Frameworks as Bacteria Mimicking Delivery Systems for Tuberculosis, Ailin Guo

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    Studying Morphological, Physiological, and Molecular Regulation of Stomatal Conductance and Its Relationship to Water Use Efficiency in Alfalfa, Surbhi Gupta

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    A Speciation Modeling Study of Heavy Metal Adsorption to Plastic in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Units, Kaitlyn Hague

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    Studies on Genetic Characterization of Agronomic Traits and Disease Resistance in Bread Wheat, Jyotirmoy Halder

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    Pheasant Ecology in an Agricultural Landscape of South Dakota, Sprih Harsh

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    School Gardening in America and a Survey of South Dakota Schools, Aminah Hassoun

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    Development and Properties of the ROC-ABC Bayes Factor for the Quantification of the Weight of Forensic Evidence, Jessie Hendricks

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    Estimating the Impacts of Acculturation on the Health of Immigrants in the United States, Tingting He

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    Evaluation of Biotype 4 Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Induced Susceptibility on Soybean and Soja, Jakob David Hicks

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    Impact of Carcass Chilling System on Carcass Characteristics and Biochemical Changes in Beef Carcasses, Lydia Margaret Hite

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    Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Glutathione Derivatives as Brain Targeting Agents, Yue Huang

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    Impacts of Zero-Commission Trading on Stock Market Liquidity, Jie Hu

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    Bio-Inspired Materials for Electrochemical Sensors, Matthew Joseph Hummel

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    Influence of Cover Crops on Water and Nutrient Cycles in South Dakota, Sam Ireland

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    Effect of Composition and Print Orientation on Thermal Conductivity of 3d Printed Composites, Cory Jacques

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    The Effects of Saline Soil on Microbiome and the Isolation Of Root-Associated Microbes to Relieve Salinity Stress, Duncan Jakubowski

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    Cascaded Deep Learning Network for Postearthquake Bridge Serviceability Assessment, Youjeong Jang

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    Human Activity Recognition Based On Wearable Flex Sensor and Pulse Sensor, Xiaozhu Jin

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    Therapeutic Immunoglobulin G Surface Mobility Promotes Antibody-Dependent Cellular Phagocytosis by Arp2/3 and Syk Mediated Rearrangement of Fcγ Receptors, Seongwan Jo

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    Improvements in Timing Variables for the Timed Up And Go and Its Subphases Following A Progressive Resistance Training Program, Shelby Kasch

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    Laboratory Measurements of Bed Shear Stress in Open Channel Flow and Soil Erosion Rate in Cohesive Soils, Gunnar Schurmann Kern

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    Detection of Change Points in Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Sites Time Series Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Imagery, Neha Khadka

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    A Joint Estimation of Pheasant Hunting Parameters, Rama Khadka

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    Extended Pseudo Invariant Calibration Site-Based Trend-To-Trend Cross-Calibration of Optical Satellite Sensors, Prathana Khakurel

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    Changes in Pregnancy - Associated Glycoproteins Associated with Fetal Age, Postpartum Interval and Evaluation of a Chute-side Lateral Flow Assay, Adalaide C. Kline

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    College Students Conceptions of Particulate Nature of Matter and the Impact on Research Instrumentation, Bridget Klutse

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    Free-living Diazotrophs and the Nitrogen Cycle in Natural Grassland Revealed by Culture Dependent and Independent Approaches, Amrit Koirala

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    Nitrate and Phosphate Removal from Denitrification Bioreactors Using Woodchips, Steel Chips And Agricultural Residue Media, Abdoul Aziz Kouanda

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    Recreational Female CrossFit Athletes and Low Energy Availability, Alison Kuch

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    Assaying Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens Isolates 1BA and 1D3 for Biosurfactant Production and Utilization of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Phenolic Acids, Pavan Kulkarni

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    Characterization of Cucurbitacin-Inspired Estrone Analogues as Novel Inhibitors of Human ATP- Binding Cassette Proteins (ABCB1 and ABCC1), Jennifer Kyeremateng

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    Veracious Verdicts: An Expansion of Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory in Jury Decision-Making Using Attribution Theory, Jade E. Larson

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    Rational Design of Advanced Functional Materials for Electrochemical Devices, Shun Lu

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    Effects of Harvest Regulations and Post-release Hooking Mortality on Walleye Populations in South Dakota, Cade Lyon

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    Development of a High Strength Composite Material Using Large Scale 3d Printing Applications Using Waste Plastic and Steel, Naga Sri Madhavareddy

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    Identification of loci Influencing Teosinte Crossing Barrier 1 (Tcb1) Efficacy in Maize by Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping and Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS), Namrata Maharjan

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    Strength and Body Composition Changes of Junior Hockey Players during the Competitive Season, Dan Marquette

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    Improving Nutritional Properties and Extractability of Pea Proteins for Human Consumption via Fungal Bioprocessing, Camille Massmann

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    Methods for High-Dimensional Spatial Data: Dimension Reduction and Covariance Approximation, Paul May

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    The Effects of Weather, Body Weight, and Feed Intake on Total and Liquid Water Intake in Beef Cattle, Zachary McDaniel

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    Search for New Fertility Markers in Bull Sperm, Saulo Menegatti Zoca

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    Study On the Human Gut Bacteria Under Different Ecological Conditions: Antibiotic Perturbation And Dietary Quercetin, Shruti Shashidharan Menon

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    An Exploration of the Effects of an Early Postpartum Intravenous Infusion with Carnosic Acid on Physiological Responses of Transition Dairy Cows, Tainara Michelotti

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    Developing Whey Protein Encapsulated Probiotics And Evaluating Environmental Listeria Using Whole-Genome Sequencing, Shayanti Minj

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    Gene Network and Pathway Analysis of Transcriptional Signatures Characterizing Sole Ulcer and Digital Dermatitis in Dairy Cows, Roshin Anie Mohan

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    An Exploration of The Application of Spatial Network Screening Methods On Iowa Rural Road Crashes, Rosanna Maria Novellino Suarez

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    Interrogating the Socio-Ethical Dilemmas of Precision Agriculture Technologies, Ayorinde Ogunyiola

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    Long Term Evaluation of E. Coli Removal From Stormwater Using Recycled Steel Byproducts, Brenden Olevson

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    Food Insecurity and Affordable Housing, Domelaar A. A. Ouattara

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    Are US Government Foreign Aid Flows and FDI Flows Intertemporally Related? An Investigation of Twenty-Three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ravi Kumar Datt Panchagnula

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    U.S. Consumers' Acceptance and Willingness to Pay for Genetically Modified and Genome-edited Foods, Bindu Paudel

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    A Biocontrol Pesticide Derived From Mycovirus-Infected Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum Can Induce Plant Resistance, Connor Pedersen

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    Identification and Characterization of Modulators of Human MRP1 (ABCC1) and Human MRP2 (ABCC2) Expression, Vivian Osei Poku

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    Broccoli Over Brownies: Factors affecting Healthy Food Choices For Low Income Residents of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Aileen Patricia Profir

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    Quantifying the Impacts of an Integrated Crop-Livestock System on Plant Nutrient Accumulation, Crop Yield, and Economic Performance, Teerath Singh Rai

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    Quantification of Climate Variability and Extreme Events in the Great Plains, Angelinah Ntsieng Rasoeu

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    Milk Phospholipids Extraction Using Switchable Solvents, Kaavya Rathnakumar

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    Development of Efficient Wide-bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells with Composition and Interface Engineering, Khan mamun Reza

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    Effects of Predator Management and Parasitism on Over-Water Nesting Diving Duck Production in Southwestern Manitoba, Trenton E. Rohrer

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    Biomechanical Investigation of Plant Vascular Tissue for Bio-Inspired Design and Flexible Composites, Mukesh Roy

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    Improved Biochar Based Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers for Sustainable Corn Production, Robiul Islam Rubel

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    Management and Dietary Strategies to Mitigate Environmental Stressors in Northern Plains Cattle Feeding Systems, Warren Carl Rusche

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    Sea Level Rise Impacts on the City of Cape Coral, Southwest Florida from 2020 to 2050, Jawata Afnan Saba

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    Use and Improvement of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies in Support of Crop Area and Yield Estimations in the West African Sahel, Kaboro Samasse

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    Association Between Prepregnancy Obesity and Health Behaviors, Adverse Conditions, and Birth Outcomes in South Dakota, Lily Sanderson

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    A Role for the Hydroxybenzoic Acid Metabolites of Flavonoids and Aspirin in the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer, Ranjini Sankaranarayanan

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    Electrical Sensing in Non-Excitable Cells to Promote Galvanotaxis and Tissue Survival, Anyesha Sarkar

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    Lightweight Encryption Based Security Package for Wireless Body Area Network, Sangwon Shin

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    Mechanically Spliced Precast Bridge Columns, Ted Sjurseth

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    Development of Bio-based Nanocomposites for Biosensor and Indicator Applications in Smart Food Packaging, Abdus Sobhan

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    Effect of Surface Roughness and External Loading on Embedment in Steel and Aluminum Bolted Joints, Nathan Stang

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    Assessing the Effectiveness of CFD to Solve an Inverse Problem of Thermal Profiles for the ProtoDUNE-SP Neutrino Detector, Cecilia Anne Streff

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    Novel Acetylcholine Chloride Based Water Immiscible Deep Eutectic Solvent: Formulation, Characterization and Application in Drug Solubilization, Shiksha Subedi

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    The Empirical Journey on the Roads Less Traveled to Explore the Concept of Medication Competence and Address Nursing Students’ Pharmacology Self-Efficacy, Melynda Thelen

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    An Integrative Analysis on the Role of Notch1 and Notch3 in Musculoskeletal Disease, Haydee Magdalena Torres

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    Encroachment: College Athletes’ Experiences with Identity Development as Affected By Media Representations of Social Justice Demonstrations, Madison Remi VanWalleghen

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    Using New and Long-Term Multi-Scale Remotely Sensed Data to Detect Recurrent Fires and Quantify Their Relationship to Land Cover/Use in Indonesian Peatlands, Yenni Vetrita

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    Pollinator Ecology in Agroecosystems of Eastern South Dakota, Isabela Beatriz Vilella-Arnizaut

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    Development of Thiol Specific Fluorogenic Benzofurazan Derivatives for Live Cell Subcellular Organelle Thiol Imaging, Shenggang Wang

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    Go Talk to Your Employee: A Sequential Mediation Analysis of Leader Communication Frequency and Employee Turnover Intent, Max Weaver

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    An Evaluation of the Bighorn Sheep Population in Badlands National Park, Austin J. Wieseler

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    What am I?": Navigating Running Identity During COVID-19, Joshua Yeager

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    Cold Climate Grape Cultivar`s Physiological and Gene Expression Responses to Low and Freezing Temperatures, Turhan Yilmaz

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    Comparison of Software Packages for Detecting Differentially Expressed Genes from Single-Sample Rna-Seq Data, Rong Zhou

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    A Quantitative Study of Learning Effectiveness for Participant Roles in Simulation, Alyssa Zweifel

    ETDS from 2020

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    Burning with Potential: Understanding the Relationship between Biochar and Agriculture of the Northern Glaciated Plains Ecoregion, Kaitlyn Abrahamson

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    Different Treatments of Biochar Carbon YP-50F to Enhance Specific Capacitance of Supercapacitor, Ezaldeen Adhamash

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    Effects of Particle Size of Distillers Dried Grains and Increased Levels of Flour Enrichment - A Study of Nutritional Composition, Rheology, and Quality of Fiber and Protein Enriched Bread, Patra Nwamaka Akaya

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    Monitoring Methods and Performance Assessment for Implementation of Low Impact Development Practices in South Dakota, Farhana Akhter

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    Exploring Phenotypic Diversity and Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping for Root Architecture, Freezing Tolerance, Chilling Fulfillment, and Photoperiod Traits in Grapevine Populations, Dilmini Alahakoon

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    Biomass and Morphological Development of Miscanthus Compared with Native Grass in South Dakota, Ehsan J. Al Ainizi

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    Application of Nanofiltration to Delactosed Permeate to Produce Food Grade Retentate and Permeate Streams, Lee Alexander

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    Assembly of Triticum boeoticum ssp. aegilopoides and Triticum monoccocum Genomes, Mustafa Aljadi

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    Solvolytic Lignocellulosic Biomass Liquefaction, Mustafa Alluhaibi

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    Antidiabetic Activity of Cissus rotundifolia Plant Growing in Saudi Arabia, Saad Ali Alshehri

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    Examining Communication Patterns and Identity in Families with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Amber L. Alvey