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Theses from 2020

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Interplay of DGAT1, PDAT1 and DGAT2 enzymes in plant triacylglycerol assembly, Anushobha Regmi

Theses from 2019

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First Thirty Days of Life: Examining Calf Behavioral Development in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (Lagenorhyncus obliquidens) at One Zoological Facility, Kendal Smith

Theses from 2018

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A System For Conducting Laser-Induced Fluorescence Measurements On Gas Mixtures Exposed To Alpha Radiation, Patrick Ables

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Parental Attachment and Adult Attachment: The Moderating Role of Dispositional Forgiveness and Gratitude, Christian Ammons

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Improving Interview Skills in College Students Using Behavioral Skills and In Situ Training, Laura-Katherine Barker

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Life-History Characteristics and Fishery Dynamics of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Corbin Bennetts

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A Content Analysis of Section 1983 Litigation Against Reserve Police Officers, Michael Broadus

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The Conundrum of Causal Reasoning in Elephants, Beri Brown

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Creating renewable energy through the pairing of wastewater remediation and biofuel production with two species of microalgae, Laura Brown

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Political Beliefs, Region of Residence, and Openness to Firearm Means Safety Measures to Prevent Suicide, Sarah E. Butterworth

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A Computational Analysis of the Gradient Concentration Profile of DEET and the Mosquito Behavioral Response, Brandon Carver

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T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", and Yoga Philosophy, Jessica Cloud

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Growth and Reproduction of Atlantic Chub Mackerel (Scomber Colias) in the Northwest Atlantic, Taylor Daley

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Ecological Stoichiometry: What Role Does it Play in the Competition and Spatial Distribution Patterns of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti?, James Deerman

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Impact of Prolonged Sitting on Central Hemodynamics: Role of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy, Anna K. Downey

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Evaluating the Effects of an Independent versus Interdependent Reinforcement Contingency on Teachers' Use of Behavior Specific Praise, Ashleigh Eaves

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Get To The “Point”: Improving Location Services in Tippah County Mississippi, Haley Feather

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Epic Adolescence: Contemporary Adolescence in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Chloe Felterman

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Spatial Variation in Basal Resources and Trophic Position of Selected Fishes of the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Christopher Fleming

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Holocene Formation and Evolution of Horn Island, Mississippi, USA, Nina Gal

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Revisiting Magee: A Mississippian Mound Center Site, Nicholas Glass

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Investigating Possible Scurvy in the Postclassic Maya of Tipu, Emmalea Gomberg

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"There was something grotesque": The Application and Limits of Respectability in the Daughters of Bilitis, Elizabeth Diane Greer

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Identifying Overwash Deposits in Arid Environments: Towards a Millennial-Scale Record of Cyclones and Makran Trench Tsunamis from Sur Lagoon, Oman, Anne Griffis

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Coastal Wetland Dynamics Under Sea-level Rise and Wetland Restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico using Bayesian Multilevel Models and a Web Tool, Tyler Hardy

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The Effect of Changing Appraisals of Current Life Success on Memories of Love Towards Parents, Mario Herrera

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The Role of Emotion Regulation in the Relationship between Trait Anger and Relational Aggression, Skylar Hicks

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Late Quaternary Evolution and Stratigraphic Framework Influence on Coastal Systems along the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, USA, Robert Hollis

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Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Variability on Larval Fish Diet, Growth, and Condition in the Northcentral Gulf of Mexico, Angie Hoover

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And Then After That, Anything Goes, Jordan James

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Posttraumatic Stress and Hazardous Alcohol Use in College Students: The Moderating Role of Alcohol Protective Behavioral Strategies, Hallie R. Jordan

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Unlonely: A Collection of Short and Nonfiction, Mary Karnes

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Regional Variation in Migratory Behavior and Reproductive Output of The Gulf Of Mexico Blue Crab Spawning Stock, Adam Kemberling

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Blazing Worlds, Bethany Kinney

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A Meat Paradox: Media's Role in Mitigating the Omnivore's Dilemma, Karyn Lewis

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The Role and Contribution of Saprotrophic Fungi during Standing Litter Decomposition of Two Perennial Grass Species, Schizachyrium Scoparium and Schizachyrium Tenerum, Matthew Lodato

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Using Personality Traits to Predict Pectoral Fin Contact Initiation Role in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Riley Paige Macgregor

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Pseudomonas/Brachypodium as a Model System for Studying Rhizosphere Plant Microbe Interactions Under Water Stress, Janiece McWilliams

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Psychopathic Personality Traits as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Social Intelligence and Relational Aggression, Savannah Merold

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Impact of Prolonged Sitting on Cognitive Function: Implications for Cardio-metabolic Risk, Sabina Miller

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Automatic Construction of Scalable Time-Stepping Methods for Stiff PDES, Vivian Montiforte

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The Return of the Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, jonathan moore

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The Effect of Spill Contaminants on Marine Biofilms and Microbially-Induced Corrosion of Carbon Steel, Rachel Mugge

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Comparing The Relative Effectiveness Of Function-Based Antecedent And Reinforcement Interventions For Increasing Preschoolers’ Appropriate Behavior, Ashley Murphy

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Cornerstone of Union Victory: Officer Partnerships in Joint Operations in the West, Aderian Partain

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Pathways of Psychopathic Traits to Aggression Through Affective Correlates, Olivia C. Preston

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Factors Affecting the Regrowth of Ilex Glabra in a Routinely Burned Longleaf Forest, Jaybus Price

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Freshwater Invertebrate Assimilation Nutrients from Detrital Biofilms Under Light and Phosphorus Manipulation, Taylor Price

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Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Correct Heading Skills to Youth Soccer Players, Laura Quintero

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The Curated Chronicles of the American Family: An Ideological Analysis of the Love Taza Blog, Elizabeth Radley

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The Influence of Socioeconomic Status and Subjective Social Status on the Career Development of College Students, Dylan Richard

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Antioxidant Genes in Apis Mellifera, Their Implication in Pesticide Detoxification, Nicholas Rinderer

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The Song Style of Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Analysis of Four Songs, Rachel Rogers

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From Dago to White: The Story of Sicilian Ethnic Evolution in New Orleans Amidst the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1905, H. Denise LoPresto Saucier

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The Moderating Role of PBS in the Relationship Between Positive Expectancies and Alcohol-Related Negative Consequences, Kray Scully

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Linkages between Marsh Fragmentation, Prey Availability, and Blue Crab (Callinectes Sapidus) Abundance and Mortality, Lennah Shakeri

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Sequence Stratigraphy of Campanian-Maastrichtian Strata in Eastern Alabama, David Simmons

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Mississippi’s First Statewide Teachers’ Strike, Emily Smith

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Vulnerable Narcissism, Self-Criticism, and Self-Injurious Behavior: Emotion Regulation as a Moderator, Philip Stoner

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Development of Semantic Reference for Location Symbols by Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Using a Two-Way Communication Keyboard, Alyssa Taylor

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Rhetoric, Legislation, and the Felony Offender, Cyrus Taylor

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Natural Disasters and Attachment Quality: The Mediating Role of Coping, Alexandra Teller

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1300 Years of Snowpack Change for the Sangre de Cristo Mountian Range, Michael Thornton

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Spatial Distribution and Stock-Recruitment Analysis of the Atlantic Surfclam, Spisula solidissima, in the Mid-Atlantic Bight and on Georges Bank, Jeremy Timbs

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Vocalizations of North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis) in Two Human Care Populations, Sarah Walkley

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Increasing Teachers' Use of Behavior Specific Praise Via a Smart Watch, Kristi White

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Analysis of the Upper Cotton Valley Group in the Northeastern Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, Theresa A. Woehnker

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Detection, Activity Measurement and Phylogeny of Ureolytic Bacteria Isolated from Elasmobranch Tissue, yimu Yang

Theses from 2017

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Environmentally-Driven Variation in the Population Dynamics of Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus), Grant D. Adams

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Eignefunctions for Partial Differential Equations on Two-Dimensional Domains With Piecewise Constant Coefficients, Abdullah M. Aurko

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Characterization of Andrenocortical Tissue Morphology, Histology, and Steroid Synthesis Among Finetooth (Carcharhinus isodon), Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae), and Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) Sharks, Danielle Elizabeth Bailey

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Exploitation of Land and Labor in Appalachia: The Manipulation of Men in Ann Pancake's Strange as this Weather Has Been, Britani W. Baker

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Biodiversity and Phenology of the Epibenthic Macroinvertebrate Fauna in a First Order Mississippi Stream, Jamaal Bankhead

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Maligned “Milish:” Mississippi Militiamen in the Civil War, Tracy L. Barnett

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The Classroom Password: An Independent Group Contingency Targeting Academic Engagement and Disruptive Behaviors In High School Classrooms, Kayla E. Bates-Brantley

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Combined Effects of Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature On Aerobic Respiration and Respiratory Recovery Responses of the Spioniform polychaete, Streblospio gynobranchiata, In Relation to Body Size, Alyssa Bennett

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Increasing Novel Vocalizations for Individuals with ASD Using a Voice Output Communication Aide, Shawn Kathleen Bishop

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Born to Run: A Grounded Theory Study of Cheating in the Online Speedrunning Community, Christopher G. Brewer

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Solitary and Social Object Play in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Briana M. Cappiello

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What do Work Value Differentiation and Profile Elevation Predict?, Jinhao Chi

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Grooming as an Agonistic Behavior in Garnett’s Small-Eared Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii), Jennie L. Christopher

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A Neuroprotective Role for Mir-1017, a Non-Canonical Mirna, Matthew de Cruz

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Do Pinnipeds Have Personality? Coding Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) and California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Behavior Across Contexts, Amber J. de Vere

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Women in Predicaments, Jillian Rochelle Etheridge

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No Foreign Despots on Southern Soil: The American Party in Alabama and South Carolina, 1850-1857, Robert N. Farrell

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Life History of the Non-Native Invasive Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Alexander Q. Fogg

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"To Mississippi, Alone, Can They Look For Assistance:” Confederate Welfare In Mississippi, Lisa Carol Foster

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A Close Encounter with Death: Narration in Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, Erin M. Gipson

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A Microdebitage Analysis of the Winterville Mounds Site (22WS500), Stephanie Leigh-Ann Guest

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Effects of a Function-Based Peer Management Intervention with Middle-School Students with ADHD, Kate A. Helbig

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A Longitudinal Investigation of the Effect of Violent Video Game Play on Capability for Suicide, Claire Houtsma

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Austin (22TU549): Mississippian Emergence In the Northern Yazoo Basin, Elizabeth K. Hunt

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Sony Pictures and the U.S. Federal Government: A Case Study Analysis of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack Crisis Using Normal Accidents Theory, Mohamed Ismail

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The Role of Pain Persistence in the Association Between Negative Urgency and Suicidal Behavior, Hyejin Jin

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Unreliable Narrations: Life and Trauma in a Queer Female Body, Leah Beth Johnston

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Rethinking Civil Wars: An Overview of Literature and the Syrian Conflict Towards a Structural Definition of Civil War, Mphatso Kaufulu

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Towards a Better Understanding of Zebrafish Sleep Behavior, Kanza Musarrat Khan

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The Utility of Foraminifera in Documenting Sediment Provenance for Overwash Deposits: A Case Study Using Sediments Deposited by Tropical Cyclone Pam In Vanuatu, thomas kosciuch

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Effects of Temperature on Growth and Molting in Blue Crabs (Callinectes Sapidus) and Lesser Blue Crabs (Callinectes Similis), Abigail Ann Kuhn

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The Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adolescents With Chronic Health Conditions, Catherine Levy