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Theses from 2018

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

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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

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Effects of Wave Action on the Structure of Fish Assemblages Across an Exposure Gradient, Lauren Liddon

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Sparking a Dolphin's Curiosity: Individual Differences in Dolphins' Reactions to Surprising and Expectation-Violating Events, Malin Katarina Lilley

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Sir Robert Thompson’s Better War: The British Advisory Mission and the South Vietnamese Strategic Hamlet Program, 1961-1963, Richard Sears Lovering

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The Effects of Real-Time Visual Performance Feedback Using a Tier Approach for Increasing Behavior Specific Praise on Teachers, Elizabeth Lown

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The Effects of Plickers As Response Cards On Academic Engagement Behavior In High School Students, Morgan G. McCargo

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Comparison Study Between Post-Fermentation Stillage and Pre-Fermentation Mash Utilizing Acidification and Steam Explosion Techniques for Cellulose Saccharification, Daniel McKee

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Age, Growth, and Reproduction of Vermilion Snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Trevor Dalton Moncrief

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Does Personality Similarity in Bottlenose Dolphin Pairs Influence Dyadic Bond Characteristics?, Kelsey R. Moreno

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Textural Analysis of Historical Aerial Photography to Determine Change In Coastal Marsh Extent: Site of the Present-Day Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR), Mississippi, 1955-2014, Heather Michelle Nicholson

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A Multi-Millennial Drought Reconstruction for West-Central New Mexico Using Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum, Sarg.), Joshua S. Oliver

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Evidence of Multidecadal Recruitment in the Ocean Quahog, Arctica Islandica in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Sara M. Pace

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Conformation of Transmembrane Segments of a Protein by a Coarse Grain Model, Sunita Subedi Paudel

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Overparenting and Emerging Adults' Mental Health: The Mediating Role of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Christopher Michael Perez

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The Influence of Perceived Job Flexibility and Spousal Support On the Marital Satisfaction of Parents of Children With Special Needs, Katie M. Perlowski

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Comfort Habits, Stephanie L. Phillips

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The Influence of Parental Communication About Sexual Health on Quality of Emerging Adult Romantic Relationships, Jaclyn D. Powers

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Sedimentary Characteristics and Nutrient Sequestration of Embanked Floodplains Along the Lower Mississippi River, Mississippi and Louisiana, R M Malitha Chanuka Bandara Rathnayake

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Italian Fellas in Olive Drab: Exploring the Experiences of Italian-American Servicemen in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1945, Guido Rossi

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Reassessment of the Red Drum Stock in Mississippi Coastal Waters: The Role of Ages 3-5 Year-Class Fish, Emily Satterfield

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For King and Country: Reconsidering the Great War Soldier in Britain, 1914-1945, Nicholas John Schaefer

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When We Were Monsters: Ethnogenesis in Medieval Ireland 800-1366, Dawn A. Seymour Klos

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Impacts of Oil Exposure During Early Life Development Stages In Sheepshead Minnows (Cyprinodon Variegatus) Under Different Environmental Factors, Danielle Simning

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The Legacy of British Rule On LGBT Rights In Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Zachary Stewart

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Women In Wartime Shipyards: Operating A Drill Press Was Like Using An Egg Beater, Carol A. Strohmetz

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Lois Lenski, A Friend to Children: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of a Children's Book Author, Stephanie Evans Thomas

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Black and Blue: Competing Social Constructions of Police On Instagram and Twitter, Mary Frances Thornhill

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Examining Movement Dynamics of the Gulf Menhaden Fishery Using an Individual-based Model, Robert D. Trigg III

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"And a sad ditty of this story born": Regeneration through Decay in John Keats's Isabella, Erica Van Schaik

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Assessing Career Decision-Making Status: The CASVE Cycle Questionnaire, Brianna J. Werner

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The Impact of Fe-Ti Oxide Concentration on the Structural Ridgity of the Lower Oceanic Crust, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge, Daniel Winkler

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"There was No Sign of Man in It": Casting Dracula as Posthuman and Valuing the Progressive Vampire, Mary E. Wolverton

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Nick Fury, Will Smith, and Other Black Authority Figures Breaking the Racial Contract in Popular Films of 2000-2015, Solai N. Wyman

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The Effect of Boat Type on Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops trucatus) Behavior in the Mississippi Sound, Maria Zapetis

Theses from 2016

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Pre- and Post-Partum Whistle Production of a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Mother-Calf Dyad, Audra Elizabeth Ames

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Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping, Kori Nadine Armstrong

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Reconstitution of Munc18-Dependent Mast Cell Degranulation, Matthew Grant Arnold

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An Assessment of Number Representation in the Small-Eared Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii), Tiffany Aycia Woodard Baker

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The Captivity of Opportunity: The Conversation Surrounding Church-Going Hispanic Immigrants, Nicolet Hopper Bell

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Determining the Viability of Recent Storms as Modern Analogues for North-Central Gulf of Mexico Paleotempestology Through Sedimentary Analysis and Storm Surge Reconstruction, Joshua Caleb Bregy

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The Invisible People of the Invisible Coast: The Resilience of People Experiencing Homelessness to Disasters on the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Gulf Coasts, Nicole Elizabeth Callais

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Choros N. 10 by Heitor Villa-Lobos: Analyzing the Themes and Compositional Techniques of Brazilian Modernism, Andre Oliveira Campos-Neto

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The Effects of Errorless Compliance Training Interventions on Compliance Behavior on Students in the Home and Generalization in the School Setting, Hannah Jeanne Cavell

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Effects of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Leg Blood Flow and Vascular Function After Spinal Cord Injury, Lena Marie Cialdella

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Decolonizing the YA North: Environmental Injustice in Sherri L. Smith’s Orleans, Micah-Jade M. Coleman

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Growth and Reproduction of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Morgan Marie Corey