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 1976

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    Sharp-Tailed Grouse Nesting and Brooding Habitat in Southwestern North Dakota, Stanley C. Kohn

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    Factors Influencing Habitat Use By Breeding Waterfowl in South Dakota, Michael R. McEnroe

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    Intake and Digestibility of Brown-Midrib Corn Silage by Lactating Dairy Cows, James Allen Rook

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    Distribution, Age, and Growth, and Feeding Ecology of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) In Unaltered Missouri River, South Dakota, Rudolph S. Rosen

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    Key To Microscopic Fragments of Plant Tissue in Prairie Dog Stomachs and Food Habits of Prairie Dogs in South Dakota, Carol A. Summers

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    Analysis of Aerial Surveys and Tolerance of Landowners for a Canada Goose Flock in Northeastern South Dakota, Thomas C. Tacha

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    An Evaluation of the Fishery Resource in a portion of the James River, South Dakota Scheduled for Channel Modification, Dennis Tol

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    Population Status of Beaver on the Free-running Missouri River in Southeastern South Dakota, Robert J. Vanden Berge

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    A Study of Milk Composition in South Dakota, Jeng-Jung Yee

    Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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    Factors Affecting the Development of Lipase Flavor in Butter, Lawrence I. Bell

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    Breeding Waterfowl Populations in South Dakota, Wayne G. Brewster

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    Effects of Atrazine on Penned Pheasants and the Occurrence of Stress Marks on Feathers, Thomas Orin Melius

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    Nesting Ecology of the Ring-necked Pheasant in Eastern South Dakota, Richard A. Olson

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    Food Habits of Young-of-the-Year Fishes in Abbey Pond, South Dakota, Randall D. Radant

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    Distribution and Importance of Stockdams, Dugouts, and Natural Wetlands To Breeding Waterfowl In South Dakota, James J. Ruwaldt

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    Results and Evaluation of An Aerial Creel Survey Technique On Lake Sharpe, South Dakota, Bruce R. Schmidt

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    Food Habits, Growth, and Production of Young-of-the-Year Walleyes, Stizostedion vitreum vitreum (Mitchell), in a South Dakota Pond, Ronne E. Walker

    Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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    Initiation of Parturition in Dairy Cows with Dexamethasone and Dexamethasone Plus Estradiol Benzoate, Gary Lee Beardsley

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    Pheasant Reproduction and Survival as Related to Agricultural Fertilizer Use, Lawrence Francis Fredrickson

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    Evaluation of Duck Production On Waterfowl Production Areas in Northeast North Dakota, Gerald L. Heismeyer

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    Feeding of Hatchery-reared Brown Trout (Salmo trutta L.) In Relation To The Diet In A South Dakota Stream, Richard W. McCoy

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    Studies of the White Pelican in South Dakota: Reproductive Biology of Wild Populations and Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and DDT on the Behavior of Penned Birds, Vernon Pat McCrow

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    Habitat Preferences and Food Habits of Striped Skunks in Eastern South Dakota, Melvin S. Moe

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    Influence of Vegetation On The Distribution of Small Mammals On A Waterfowl Production Area, Douglas A. Searls

    Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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    The Vitamin E Status of Lactating Dairy Cows after Receiving Stored Feeds for 15 Months, Marc Dellhime Eckhart