This community contains the theses of the South Dakota State University, Department of Geography.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Crop Progress at Field Scales by Fusing Observations from Both Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites, Yu Shen

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Impacts of Land Cover Change on Urban Heat Island (UHI) in Denver from 1985 to 2020, Sadia Islam Ritu

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Feasibility of Earthships as Sustainable Homes in Brookings County, South Dakota, Whitney Sunkwah Yeboah

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Using Structure Location Data to Map the Wildland-Urban Interface in Montana, USA, Alexander R. Ketchpaw

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Fire Emissions in the Tropical Indonesia: Improved Estimation And Driving Forces Investigation, Xiaoman Lu

ETDS from 2021

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

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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Biophysical and Socioeconomic Impacts of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in Burkina Faso, Basnewende Brice Fulgence Zoungrana

ETDS from 2019

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Land Cover Changes Within and Around Protected Areas in Côte d’Ivoire From 1986 to 2017: A Case Study of the Mabi-Yaya-Songan-Tamin Reserved Forests, Olena Boiko

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Tropical Forest Canopy Height and Aboveground Biomass Estimation Using Airborne Lidar and Landsat-8 Data, a Sensitivity Study with Respect to Landsat-8 Data Temporal Availability, in Mai Ndombe Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Herve B. Kashongwe

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The Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Water Quality in the Big Sioux River: 2007-2016, Dinesh Shrestha

ETDS from 2018

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Urban Gardens and Nutrition in Sioux Falls, SD, Austin Brynjulson

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Modeling the In-state Geographic Market Changes of South Dakota Public University Enrollments, 2006 to 2015, John Green

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Quantification of Understory Fuels in the Superior National Forest Using Lidar Data, Jeffrey R. Irwin

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Noise Mapping of an Educational Environment: A Case Study of South Dakota State University, Sujan Parajuli

ETDS from 2017

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Examination of the Potential of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry and Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Rapid Nondestructive Field Measurement of Grass Biomass, Sam D. Cooper

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Russian Real Estate Purchases in Finland, 1990-2016, Mika Hasanen

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Monitoring Pollen Counts and Pollen Allergy Index Using Satellite Observations in East Coast of the United States, Murat Cagatay Kececi

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A Comparison of Land Use and Land Cover in Public Lands of the Northwestern Great Plains and High Plains Ecoregions and the Implications For Grassland Birds, Dawn L. Siemonsma

ETDS from 2016

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Using Remote Sensing and Biogeographic Modeling to Understand the Oak Savannas of the Sheyenne National Grassland, North Dakota, USA, Mandira Sigdelphuyal

ETDS from 2015

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A Comparison of Forest Disturbance Based on Land Ownership and Topography in the Conterminous United States, 2006-2010, C. Riley Forsyth

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Marginalizing Discourse: West European Geopolitical Imaginations and Romanian Positionality Within the European Union, Danielle D. Guthrie

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The New Urban Revival: Construction of Place in Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kevin Hokeman

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A Case Study of Slum Upgrading in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Layla Al Jehani

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The Doctrinally Driven Cultural Landscape of the Mormon Homeland in the Twenty-First Century, Matthew B. Johnson

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Impacts of Urban Areas on Vegetation Development Along Rural-Urban Gradients in the Upper Midwest: 2003-2012, Cole Krehbiel

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Remote Sensing an Improved Census of Lemba Commune, Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marcelline Ngomba Ndekelu

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The Geography of Lyme Disease in Wisconsin : a Spatio-temporal Analysis of Landscape Patterns and Disease Incidence, Brad Richardson

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Mapping Oil Palm Expansion in the Brazilian Amazon, Ashley Swartos

ETDS from 2014

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The New Urban Revival Construction of Place in Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kevin Hoekman

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Pakistan: A Presidential Perception a Discourse Analysis of Presidential Speeches by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, Christopher Maier

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The Concrete Stave Silo Landscape : Diffusion of Agricultural Technology in Northeastern South Dakota, James D. Sampson

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Evaluation of WELD Landsat Data for Monitoring Land Cover Change in the Pacific Northwest, Saroj Thapa

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Impacts of Soil Redistribution on the Landscape and Soil Organic Carbon of the Temperate Prairies Ecoregion of the United States, Claudia J. Young

ETDS from 2013

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Energy in the Corn Belt: Is Maize Production Sustainable?, Matthew Bernau

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Trends in Virtual Water Export from the High Plains, 1950-2010, Stefanie Bohms

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Impacts of Land Cover Changes on Ecosystem Services Delivery in the Black Hills Ecoregion from 1950 to 2010, Suzanne Cotillon

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Changing Tactics, Changing Identities: Woman’s Suffrage Protests in Washington, D.C., 1913-1920, Kimberly K. Johnson

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Romanian National Identity and Place in SouthEastern Europe, Paul Mantz

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Characterizing Spectral Signatures for Forest Cover and Change Using Field Data: A Case-Study of Kimvula Territory in Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000 to 2010, Confiance L. Mfuka

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Culture and the Global Diffusion of Tennis, Nicole L. Siebrasse

ETDS from 2012

Mapping and Monitoring of Mangrove Forests in the United States Using Landsat Satellite Imagery 1984-2009, Krishna P. Bhattarai

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A method for identifying commission and omission errors for cultivated crops in the national land cover dataset (NLCD) 2006, Patrick A. Danielson

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Effects of Bird Community Structure on West Nile Virus Incidence in the Northern Great Plains, Aaron M. Friesz

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The Role of Place in South Dakota’s High School Sport Value and Patterns of Sport Success, Eric A. Toft

ETDS from 2007

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A Medium Resolution Land Cover Map of Africa, Eugene Apindi Ochieng

ETDS from 2006

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Reource Perceptions in the Black Hills of Custer County, South Dakota: Fifty Years of Change, Carrie E. Gray-Wood

ETDS from 2003

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Land Use and Land Cover Change in the Western Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion, 1970 to 2000, Pamela J. Waisanen

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Characterization of the Spatial Distribution of the Western Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in the South Dakota Areawide Management Site, Amber Beckler

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Cultural Landscapes of Skateboarding, Chad T. Bertelson

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An Evaluation of NDVI Products from MODIS, SPOT VEGETATION, and AVHRR, Shannon Leigh Hofstadter

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Agriculture in Dhaka, Bangladesh : A Geographical Perspective, Maliha Mayeed

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Farm Without Harm : A Geographical Analysis of the History and Direction of California Organic Agricultural Production and United States Consumption Patterns, Lauri B. Sohl

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Verification of Sink Features from the One-Kilometer African Digital Elevation Model, Jeffrey J. Danielson

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Flood Inundation Modeling for the Big Sioux River, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, Darren J. Eddlemon

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Air Cargo Activity and Land Use Changes Around Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sandra Franken

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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A Comparison of Satellite Derived Vegetation Metrics and Climate Variables in the Central United States, Michael E. Budde

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Car-Deer Accidents in South Dakota : A Geographical Analysis, Tyrell J. Heaton

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Local Land Trusts of Colorado, Kirk D. Johnson

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Fire Hazards on the Northern Prairie : A Geographic Analysis of Fort Pierre, South Dakota, Shawn M. Mason

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Vertical Accuracy Assessment of Large Scale Digital Elevation Models, Bruce V. Millett

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The Sportscape of Brookings, South Dakota, Daryl P. Wenner

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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California Microbreweries : Factors in Location, Shannon J. Casey

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A Historical Geography of the Biwabik Area : Mining Landscapes on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, Travis Dolence

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota : Geography of a 'Special Place', Joseph R. Hicks

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Solar Efficiency of Tree Cover : A Northern Great Plains Case Study, Jeffrey T. Jennings

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Visualizing a Complex Global Land Cover Database on a Hardcopy Map, Paul M. Olson

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Wetland Discrimination using Multi-temporal SIR-C and Landsat TM Imagery, Russell P. Rykhus

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An Assessment of Change Vector Analysis Using Landsat Data Over Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kristi L. Sayler

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The Political Geography of South Dakota's Capital Controversies, Thomas Ronald Thaden

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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A Locational Siting Analysis of Potential Wind Energy Collection Sites in South Dakota, Matthew J. Morgans

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Historical Geography of Denali's Gateway Community: Healy, Alaska, Ann Marie Powalski

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Sensitivity of Computed Surface Solar Radiation to Variation of Digital Elevation Model Representation, Zheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Modeling Conservation Reserve Program Water Soil Erosion Reduction in Clark County, South Dakota, Tiehui Liu

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An Examination of Selected Ethnic Foodways in the Upper Midwest, Gregory A. Mader

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Gambling on the Gulf Coast : The Changing Cultural Landscape of Biloxi, Mississippi, Angelia L. Mance

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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American Bison Renaissance in South Dakota: A Cultural - Historical Geography, Scott E. Gordon

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Land Tenure on St. Helena Island, South Carolina 1860 to 1995, Julie A. Parker

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Farming Pressure on the Land From the Central Plateau to Western-Burkina, Burkina Faso, Patrice Sanou

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The Climatic Variability in South Dakota El Nino, La Nina, and the Natural Variations, Brian D. VanBockern

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Escapeland: South Dakota as a Destination for Migration Based Primarily on Quality of Life, Jonathan Kyle Ezell

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A Comparison of Two Wetlands Inventories on the Hayti Quadrangle, South Dakota Using a Geographic Information System, Tara M. Montgomery

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Ecological Regionalization Utilizing an Integrated Data Set for Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, Jesse J. Nelson

ETDS from 1993

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Academic Job Trends in American Geography 1980-1992, David Eric Holm

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The Rural Nonfarm Population of Three South Dakota Townships: A Geographic Analysis, Terry A. Nelson

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A Geographic Analysis of the Sioux Quartzite, Jacob L. Ritzen

ETDS from 1992

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Popular Music Lyrics and Mental Maps Within the Context of Geography's "Five Themes", Daryl `. Byklum

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A Sediment Elimination Plan for Lake Campbell, South Dakota, Ronald W. Hayes

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Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) Data Acquisition and Usage, Kathleen Carol Wehde

ETDS from 1991

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Human Response to Rising Lake Levels of Lake Thompson, South Dakota, Brian E. Doherty

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Perceptual Regions of South Dakota, Steven L. Payton

ETDS from 1990

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The Development of the City of Volga, South Dakota, Jianling Gao

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Harmony Hills: A Geographic Landuse Study, Scott C. Richardson

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The Geography of Sport: A Decade of Recruiting in North Central Conference Football, 1977 to 1986, Lyndon H. Wieseman

ETDS from 1989

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The James River Lowland : A Regional Study, Lee A. Howland

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South Dakota's Evolving Settlement Landscape : Primary Factors of Site Selection, Catherine Marion Lockwood

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Wall Lake, South Dakota : A Case Study in Geographic Planning, Jane E. Van Hunnik

ETDS from 1988

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The Coteau du Missouri : A Regional Study, Robert A. Speck

ETDS from 1987

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The Original Survey Notes of Beadle County as a Geographical Reference, Ralph Jay Borkowski