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 2001

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    Effect of Double Homogenization and Whey Protein Concentrate on the Texture of Ice Cream, Paul Ruger

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    The Effect of Social Support and Self-efficacy in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Carla Schweitzer

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    Melt and Rheological Characteristics of Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese as Affected by the Starter Culture and Coagulating Enzymes, Pragati Sharma

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    Temporal Change in Fish Communities and Modification of the Index of Biotic Integrity for the James River of the Dakotas, Jeffrey S. Shearer

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    Ecology of Eastern Wild Turkeys Introduced to Minimally Forested Agricultural Landscapes in Northeastern South Dakota, Roger D. Shields

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    Mammal Distributions and Habitat Models for South Dakota, Vickie J. Smith

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    Fortification and Estimation of Vitamin D₃ in Pasteurized Process Cheese, Praveen Upreti

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    Description of the Need and Willingness to Hire Nurse Practitioners by Health Administrators and Physicians in a Rural State, Loretta B. Vanhove

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    Intraspecific Variation Among Emerald Shiners (Notropis atherinoides) of the Missouri River, Bradley A. Young

    Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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    Fish Meal Versus Soybean Meal in the Diet of Lactating Cows, Amer Abughazaleh

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    Avian Occurrence in Woodlands and Grasslands on Public Areas Throughout Eastern South Dakota, Kristel K. Bakker

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    Evaluation of a 23-cm (9-in) Minimum Length Limit for Black and White Crappies in Lake Alvin, South Dakota, Timothy J. Blister

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    Bluegill Reproductive Characteristics in Nebraska Sandhill Lakes, Phillip J. Chvala

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    Biology of Age-1 and Older Yellow Perch in West-Central Minnesota Lakes, Howard G. Fullhart

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    Factors Influencing Use of Fecal Line Surveys For Estimating Trends in Predator Populations in Western South Dakota, Jacquie R. Gerads

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    Evaluation of Methodology Use to Estimate Population Size, Sex and Age Ratios, and Mortality of White-tailed and Mule Deer in the Missouri River Breaks Region of South Dakota, Shaun M. Grassel

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    Nutritional Condition of White-Tailed Deer in the Central Black Hills, South Dakota: Influence of Habitat and Elk Competition, Beth A. Hippensteel

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    Seasonal Variation in Sampling Indices for Fish Populations Collected From the Missouri River Below Fort Randall Dam, South Dakota, George R. Jordan

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    Relative Survival and Growth of Walleye and Saugeye Fingerlings Stocked in South Dakota Small Impoundments, Kris D. Koski

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    Laboratory Test Program of Rotary Plate Sprinklers, Micheal J. Monnens

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    Fatty Acid Composition of Milk, Cream, and Butter as Influenced by Feeding Cows Fish Oil, Extruded Soybeans, or Their Combination, Natesan Ramaswamy

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    Availabilty of Potential Invertebrate Foods for Anatini Ducklings Above and Below the Water Surface of Eastern South Dakota Wetlands, Rebecca L. Rasmussen

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    Production of Milk and Butter Higher in Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Other Healthful Fatty Acids from Cows Fed Fish Oil, Jyothirmayi Ryali

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    Development of Lure Forages for Minimizing Winter Depredation By Deer in South Dakota, Lowell E. Schmitz

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    Factors Influencing Rainbow Smelt Entrainment Through Oahe Dam, South Dakota, Kevin A. Smith