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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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ASSESSMENT OF ARCTIC GRAYLING RE-INTRODUCTION POTENTIAL IN THE BIG MANISTEE RIVER, MICHIGAN., Cameron Goble

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CO-OCCURRENCE OF NITROGEN FIXATION AND DENITRIFICATION ACROSS A STREAM NITROGEN GRADIENT IN A WESTERN WATERSHED, Erin K. Eberhard

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HISTIDINE-TAGGED HPV16 L2 AND MS2-ARGININE-TAGGED RECOMBINANT PROTEINS FOR DOWNSTREAM PROCESSES, Tahiyat Alothaim

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ESTIMATING FISH HABITAT SELECTION AND MONITORING STREAM HABITAT QUALITY REQUIRES MORE THAN SIMPLY COUNTING FISH, Tony Matthys

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FUNCTIONAL DISSECTION OF MICRORNA-30D IN MAMMALIAN PANCREATIC BETA-CELLS, Yiping Mao

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INVESTIGATING MIRNA FUNCTIONS IN ARABIDOPSIS BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC (STTM), Yiyou Gu

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MODULATION OF MICRORNA EXPRESSIONS IN TOMATO BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC AND ARTIFICIAL MIRNAS, Haiping Liu

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PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT CAN INHIBIT NODULE FORMATION OF COLON CANCER STEM CELLS BY REGULATING GENE EXPRESSION OF NOTCH SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY, Li Chen

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RESTORING AND SUSTAINING SMALLHOLDER Kappaphycus alvarezii FARMING POST-TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA IN MOLOCABOC, CENTRAL PHILIPPINES, David C. Fenlon

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ROLE OF BLUEBERRY IN PANCREATIC β-CELLS, Weixiang Liu

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THE INFLUENCE OF NATIVE WOODY SPECIES, COMBRETUM GLUTINOSUM AND PILIOSTIGMA RETICULATUM, ON SOIL FERTILITY IN DIALACOTO, SENEGAL, Gwen Jacobson

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THE ROLE OF KLF2/MIR-483/IGF2 IN PANCREATIC α-CELLS, Pedro Rodriguez

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The role of toolkit genes in the evolution of complex abdominal color patterns in Drosophila guttifera, Tillu Bollepogu Raja

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USING REMOTE SITE INCUBATORS FOR RE-INTRODUCTION OF ARCTIC GRAYLNG (THYMALLUS ARCTICUS) TO THE BIG MANISTEE WATERSHED, Sunflower Wilson

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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Barriers to and Efficacy of Point-of-Use Chemical Drinking Water Treatment in Kolda, Senegal, West Africa, Barbara L. Michel

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Composition In A Rural Zambian Stream, Bradley Wells

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CENTRAL NEURAL MECHANISMS OF SALT-SENSITIVE HYPERTENSION, Robert Larson

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HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION IN URBAN SOIL: A PHYTOEXTRACTION METHOD REVIEW, Diane M. Nelson

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POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON SCHOOLCHILDREN’S HEALTH AND NUTRION IN GUIBA, BURKINA FASO, Kristine Nachbor

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Role of miR-483 in pancreatic alpha and beta cells, Ramkumar Mohan

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SALT SENSITIVE HYPERTENSION AND OREXIN, Mike Huber

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SORGHUM AND MAIZE AS BIOLOGICAL MODELS FOR STUDYING THE EFFECT OF MICROBIAL INTERACTIONS ON GROWTH AND METAL TOLERANCE IN MINING-IMPACTED SOIL, Faten Dhawi Almuhanna

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SYMPATHETIC NEURAL REACTIVITY TO MENTAL STRESS IN HUMANS: RELIABILITY, HEREDITY AND RACE, Ida Tchuisseu Fonkoue

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING IN LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARIES: SEASONALITY, QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF EXPORT, Ashley Anne Coble

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FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF HIGHLY EXPRESSED MICRORNAS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA BY APPLYING STTM STRATEGY, Mengmeng Qiao

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Investigating the role of polyploidy in the response of Chamerion angustifolium to increased soil nitrogen availability and insect herbivory, Alex Bales

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MICRORNAS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER, Li Chen

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MULTITASKING GRASSES: PHYTOSTABILIZATION AND BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION ON METAL-CONTAMINATED MARGINAL LAND, Emily Geiger

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Observations of Hippopotamus H. amphibius in the Little Scarcies River of Sierra Leone and Arguments for their conservation based on roles they play in riverine grasslands and nutrient loading, Lindsey R. Perry

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Rice callus suspesion culture acts as an efficient anticancer agent on lung cancer cell line inducing apoptosis, Nafeesa Rahman

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THE MECHANISMS OF α-AMANITIN RESISTANCE IN THE FRUIT FLY DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, Chelsea L. Mitchell

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TRANSLOCATION AND TELEMETRY TRACKING OF LAKE STURGEON IN THE MENOMINEE RIVER, MI / WI, Jeremy G. Olach

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Big Manistee River Tributaries as Potential Arctic Grayling Habitat, Brian M. Danhoff

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EXPLORING CHANGES IN DETRITAL FLOCCULENT LAYER DYNAMICS DUE TO SHIFTS IN MACROPHYTE COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTHERN EVERGLADES, Erin Leigh McKenney

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FISHERY CO-MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN TRIBAL AND STATE AGENCIES: CONFLICT TO COLLABORATION, J. Marty Holtgren

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACTS OF STREAMBED HABITAT HETEROGENEITY ON ECOSYSTEM STRUCTURE AND PROCESSES USING BASIC AND APPLIED PERSPECTIVES, James C. Olson

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REMEDIATION OF TETRACYCLINE FROM WATER SOURCES USING VETIVER GRASS (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Nash) AND TETRACYCLINE-TOLERANT ROOT-ASSOCIATED BACTERIA, Aparupa Sengupta

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ROLE OF MICRORNA LET-7 IN PANCREATIC BETA CELLS, Shungang Zhang

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USING INDICATORS OF BIOTIC INTEGRITY FOR ASSESSMENT OF STREAM CONDITION, Stephanie A. Ogren

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, Foad Yousef

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BIOCHEMICAL AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF RETINA AND RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM APOPTOSIS, Srinivasa Rao Sripathi

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DISSECTION OF STRESS RESPONSE NETWORKS REGULATING MULTIPLE STRESSES IN RICE, Rafi Shaik

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Ethanol Production from Hardboard Manufacturing Process Wastewater: Methods for Improving Product Yields from Hemicellulose Hydrolysates, Stephanie Lee Groves

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FACTORS AFFECTING DIPOREIA GROWTH RATES IN LAKE SUPERIOR, Miles J. Corcoran

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INFLUENCE OF 24-HOUR SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEURAL CONTROL AT REST AND DURING ACUTE STRESS IN HUMANS, Huan Yang

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VERIFYING SUCCESS OF ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE HURON-ERIE CORRIDOR FOR LAKE STURGEON, Emily K. Bouckaert

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Acute alcohol ingestion and sympathetic neural responses during orthostatic stress in humans, Sarah F. Stream

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Biofilm responses to salmon carcass analog addition in central Idaho streams, Jonathan D. Ebel

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Effects of Chemical Deicers on Amphibian Communites, Meagan Leigh Harless

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Functional analysis of rice bidirectional promoters, Surendar R. Dhadi

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Inhibition of L-type amino acid transport with non-physiological amino acids in the Pahenu2 mouse model of phenylketonuria, Kara R. Vogel

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Isolation of plant growth promoting bacteria from torch lake sediments and their role in phytoremediation of metal contaminated soil, Kefeng Li

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Predator-prey: interactions between the spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus) and pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), Jaime F. LeDuc

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Sleep Deprivation and Pain Intensity, Robert Arnold Larson

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Uptake and fate of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine by Chrysopogon zizanioides, Claire M. Doskey

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Effects of fixed night shift work on 24 hour blood pressure regulation, state anxiety levels and total sleep time, Jennifer L. Witting

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Impact of copper mine tailings (stamp sand) on survival and development of aquatic organisms near Gay, Michigan, Danielle M. Haak

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Omega-3 fatty acids and the neurovascular responses to mental stress in humans, Christopher Elmer Schwartz

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Relationship between instream habitat characteristics, emergent insects, and riparian bird communities, Kyle D. Forgette

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Bacteriorhodopsin protein hybrids for chemical and biological sensing, Eric Michael Winder

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Extracellular matrix of the charophycean green algae, Sarah Nelson Kiemle

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Arrangement of gene pairs, retrotransposon insertions, and regulation of gene expression in plants, Nicholas D. Krom

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Effects of pediatric adiposity on heart rate variability, Angela K. Lucas

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Optimization of ethanol production by yeasts from lignocellulosic feedstocks, Stephanie Lee Groves

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Screening, optimization and extraction of polyhydroxyalkanoates and peptidoglycan from Bacillus megaterium, Louis Paul-Anthony Paladino

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Ecology of larval fishes and large zooplankton in the Keweenaw Current region of Lake Superior, with special focus on lake herring, Coregonus artedi, Jason K. Oyadomari