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 2004

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    The Lived Experience of Postpartum Depression, Stephanie J. Orth

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    Food Habits of Coyotes and Red Foxes in Western South Dakota As Determined By Fecal Analysis, Robbie W. Parke

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    Efficacy of Scent Dogs in Detecting Black-Footed Ferrets (Mustela nigripes) at a Reintroduction Site in South Dakota, Sara A. Reindl

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    Demographics of Western South Dakota Wetlands and Basins, Bryan A. Rieger

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    Avian Nesting Densities and Success in Introduced Cool-Season Grass-Legume Plantings Versus Warm-Season Native Grass Planting in South Dakota 2002-2003, Mark B. Rohlfing

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    The Cost of Capturing Prey: Measruing Largemouth Bass Foraging Activity Using Glycolytic Enzymes (Lactate Dehydrogenase), Trevor M. Selch

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    Factors Influencing a Declining Pronghorn Population in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Jaret D. Sievers

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    Ultrafiltering Acid Whey for Incorporation into Probiotic Yogurt, Gaurav Singhal

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    Upper Missouri River Basin Aquatic GAP Fish Distribution Model Accuracy Assessment and White Sucker, Catostomus commersonii, Population Characteristics in the Upper Missouri River Basin, Ryan M. Sylvester

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    Bluegill Seasonal Habitat Selection, Movement, and Relationship to Angler Locations in a South Dakota Glacial Lake, Eric J. Weimer

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    Effects of Fire on the Nutritional Ecology of Selected Ungulates in the Southern Black Hills, South Dakota, Teresa J. Zimmerman

    Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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    Geographical Distribution and Morphometrics of South Dakota Turtles, Sarah J. Bandas

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    Movement and Mortality of White-tailed Deer in Southwest Minnesota, Todd J. Brinkman

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    Psychosocial Barriers to Prenatal Care for Northern Plains Native American Women Served by an Indian Health Care Facility, Adelia Cuka

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    Predator-prey Interactions of Fishes in Two Nebraska Sandhill Lakes, Timothy J. DeBates

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    Habitat Selection of White-tailed and Mule Deer in the Southern Black Hills, South Dakota, Robert P. Dubreuil

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    Distribution and Abundance of American Martens and Cougars in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, Dorothy Marie Fecske

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    Survey of the Fishes and Habitat of Western South Dakota Streams, Brandon C. Harland

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    Macroinvertebrate Biomonitoring Criteria and Community Composition in Seasonal Floodplain Wetlands of the Upper Missouri River, Neil J. Haugerud

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    The Relationship Between Depression Levels and Vitamin D Status Among Older Adults in Eastern South Dakota, Tami Hogie-Lorenzen

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    Population Dynamics and Management of Yellow Perch Populations in South Dakota Glacial Lakes, Daniel A. Isermann

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    Evaluating Consumer Acceptability and Willingness to Pay for Various Beef Chuck Muscles, Anna Catherine Kukowski

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    Modeling Sugarbeet Quality Variables from Satellite Images and Canopy Spectral Indices, Subodh Kulkarni

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    Relative Invertebrate Availability in Nebraska's Conservation Reserve Management Access Program, Ronald J. Leathers

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    Influence of Habitat Characteristics on Wetland Bird Abundance and Species Richness at Ordway Prairie, South Dakota, Mary C. Miller