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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    ETDS from 2019

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    Effect of Water Velocity and Temperature on Energy Use, Behavior, and Mortality of Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Larvae, Joseph Thomas Mrnak

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    A Seed Dormancy Gene-mediated Biotechnology to Mitigate Transgene Flow into Weedy Rice, Luai Nahar Muhammad

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    Consumer Perceptions and Demand for Locally-Grown Vegetables in South Dakota, Richard Mulder

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    Coordinated Smart Home Thermal and Energy Management System Using a Co-simulation Framework, Prateek Munankarmi

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    Effects of Resistant Starch Type 4 on Gut Microbiota Derived Medium and Long Chain Fatty Acids and Bile Acids, Elizabeth Nagel

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    Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of GUNW-3 as a Brain Targeting Agent, Asim Najmi

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    Efficacy of Synthetic and Biopesticides on Bacteria Leaf Streak Management and Influence of Cultivar and Environment on Epiphytic Bacteria Diversity on Wheat Seeds, Marilen Nampijja

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    Understanding the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Health: Mediational Effects Drug Use, Sarah Nelsen

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    Identification and Characterization of Stress Responsive Genes in Soybean and Sunflower, Surendra Neupane

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    Pilot Scale Evaluation of E. Coli Filtration Removal From Stormwater Using Recycled Steel, Jason Neville

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    Augmenting Land Cover/Land Use Classification by Incorporating Information from Land Surface Phenology: An Application to Quantify Recent Cropland Expansion in South Dakota, Lan Hoang Nguyen

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    The Influence of Preovulatory Estradiol on Uterine Transcriptomics and Proteomics Around Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in Beef Cattle, Emmalee J. Northrop

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    Spirituality, Religiosity, and Perceived Ability to Provide Spiritual Care in Nursing Students, Shannon O'Connell-Persaud

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    Using Maximum Power as a Variable for 1RM Prediction in the Squat and Bench Press, Sean O'Connor

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    Species of Fusarium Causing Root Rot of Soybean in South Dakota: Characterization, Pathogenicity, and Interaction with Heterodera Glycines, Paul Nyawanda Okello

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    Evaluation of Effects of Methods Used for Forage Analysis and Dietary Inclusion of Buffer on Fiber Digestibility and Rumen Fermentation in Diets High in Distillers Grains, Lydia Kehinde Olagunju

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    Parents in Urbanized Areas and Their Perceptions of 4-H Youth Development Programs, Matthew Ryan Olson

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    A Bioinfomatic Analysis of Luminal and Mucosal Ileal Bacteria Colonizing Nursery Pigs Fed Different Protein Sources, Jamie L. Ortman

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    Application of Analytical Techniques in Food Product Development, Sonali R. Pandey

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    Greater Sage-Grouse Survival, Breeding Ecology, Resource Selection, and West Nile Virus Prevalence on the Eastern Fringe of their Range, Lindsey Anne Parsons

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    Energy Optimization and Coordination Frameworks for Smart Homes Considering Incentives From Discomfort and Market Analysis, Priti Paudyal

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    Reinforcement Learning and Game Theory for Smart Grid Security, Shuva Paul

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    Quantifying the Performance of the Protodune Single Phase Neutrino Detector Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Dillon Pedersen

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    Repairable Moment-Resisting Steel Buildings, Heath William Pederson

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    The Effects of 3D Printing Parameters and Surface Treatments on Convective Heat Transfer Performance, Lucas N. Pereira