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An unnamed valley in Memnonia Fossae region, Mars: Evidence for Hydrological Activities 

Saumya, Tuhi (2024-06-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Understanding Martian valley networks is crucial for deciphering the planet's paleoclimate and exploring the possibility that past or present subsurface water reservoirs, could harbor microbial life. In this context, the ...

The Space Allocation Problem for Temporary Displays in Supermarkets 

Uludag, Ilknur (2024-06-12)  ETD File Embargoed
In this research, a novel approach to the shelf-space allocation problem of product categories to temporary displays in a supermarket is proposed. The main store aisles display similar products, which are categorized and ...

Commercial and Recreational Angler Conflict with Coastal Wildlife on the Alabama Coast: Protecting Sea Turtles and Dolphins with Greater Awareness 

Olivas, TiAnna (2024-06-11)
Human-wildlife interactions in the Gulf of Mexico fisheries, especially along Alabama’s coast, increasingly impact for-hire fishing industries and commercial shrimp industries. Both industries face growing challenges from ...

What Would You Do for a Date?: Using a Conjugate Preparation to Validate the Outcomes of a Demand Task on Preference 

Edgemon, Anna Kate (2024-06-11)
Satterwhite et al. (2013) reported individuals aged 15-24 years account for nearly half of all sexually transmitted infections reported each year in the United States. This may be attributed to risky health decision-making ...

The Impacts of Retail Options Trading and REIT Director Backgrounds 

Flynn, Matthew (2024-06-11)
Chapter one investigates the pass through of option volume to stock pricing through option intermediary hedging. Increased liquidity in the options market creates price pressure in the underlying stock market through the ...

The Design Ecology of Backyard Flocks: Design Interventions to Improve Biosecurity 

Tan, Lindsay (2024-06-10)  ETD File Embargoed
This research explores the human-animal-environment relationship that plays out on the complex landscape of global urbanization. While urbanization signifies economic progress and improved living standards, it concurrently ...

Spinning the Web to Stay: Teacher Retention Factors and Job Embeddedness in Alabama's Rural Public Schools 

Kelly, Mary Elizabeth Grice (2024-05-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Retaining quality teachers is an assurance of successful schools. Moreover, research shows that high teacher turnover has academic and social impacts that are detrimental for students. Unfortunately, teacher turnover is ...

Influence of Packaging Methodology on the Quality Characteristics of Fresh Pork Chops 

Nichols, Brooks (2024-05-15)
Global consumption of pork is increasing and is projected to increase through 2030. To meet the increasing demand for pork products, it is imperative that the meat industry is able to extend the shelf life of pork ...

A study for understanding climate-induced crop production risk and relevant climate hazards in a changing environment 

Schillerberg, Tayler (2024-05-15)  ETD File Embargoed
Climate change poses significant challenges to global agriculture by influencing crop production through various climatic factors such as precipitation, temperature, solar radiation, and atmospheric gases. These factors ...

Impacts of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) on the breeding and non-breeding season movements and space use of wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) 

Stoakley, Travis (2024-05-15)
Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are an impactful invasive species that have saturated the southeastern United States over the last three decades. During this same period, wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) have experienced notable ...

Modeling the Relation of Bank Governance and Risk Management 

Oprandy, Frank (2024-05-09)
The Great Recession (2008-2010) highlighted the complexity of risk management and the global impact of accumulated risk. The complexity of risk management in bank holding companies (BHC, or banks) often results in a lack ...

Harnessing visual context information to improve face identification accuracy and explainability 

Phan, Hai (2024-05-08)
Face identification (FI) is ubiquitous and drives many high-stake decisions made by the law enforcement. A common FI approach compares two images by taking the cosine similar- ity between their image embeddings. Yet, such ...

Application of Multispectral Imaging Combined with Data Analytics to Detect Carcass Condemnations during Poultry Processing 

Black, Micah Telah (2024-05-07)
A concern for consumers when buying food is the safety of their food and the risk of foodborne illnesses due to contaminated products. The poultry industry deals with known foodborne pathogens, Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter ...

A novel Quadtree-Based Genetic Programming for Security and AI Applications 

Harn, Po-wei (2024-05-07)  ETD File Embargoed
Genetic programming (GP) is one of the techniques of the field of genetic and evolutionary computation. Its major task is to evolve computer programs, where each individual is represented as tree structures. Despite its ...

Investigations into Methyl-coenzyme M Reductase Behavior: Expression in a Heterologous Host, Putative Post-Translational Modification Genes, and Molecular Dynamics of MCR Homologues Bound to F430 Variants 

Odili, Chidinma Lucy (2024-05-07)
Methanogens are microorganisms widely found in wetlands and the digestive tracts of animals, which produce methane as a metabolic byproduct. The organism possesses the key methane-forming enzyme methyl-coenzyme M reductase ...

Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of Teacher-Student Relationships and Associations with Project Lead the Way 

Kizer, Ash (2024-05-07)
This study is motivated by the primary research question, “Is Project Lead the Way (PLTW) instruction associated with elementary teachers' perceptions of their relationships with students and how?” Previous research has ...

Laboratory Performance Characterization of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Aging-Resistant Technologies 

Garita Jimenez, Josue (2024-05-06)
Incorporating various aging-resistant technologies to prevent the adverse effects of aging into asphalt mixtures is believed to slow down the oxidative aging process of asphalt binders and, therefore, asphalt mixtures. ...

Role of CXCL7 in Colon Cancer Proliferation 

Aldhowayan, Hadeel (2024-05-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third commonly diagnosed cancer worldly and the second cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. It is a complex disease, and despite the improvements in CRC screening and ...

A Physics-Based Framework for Estimating Real-Time Platoon Energy Savings 

Stegner, Evan (2024-05-06)
Platooning is a strategy that aims to reduce aerodynamic drag and fuel consumption by driving trucks closely behind each other. However, the advantages of platooning can be compromised by braking loss, which refers to the ...

Investigating the molecular mechanism and genetic utility of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria-mediated induced systemic tolerance 

Thapa, Parbati (2024-05-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Drought is a major abiotic stress limiting agriculture production. Most research is focused on identifying and subsequently overexpressing plant drought-responsive genes (DRGs) to enhance the drought tolerance of plants. ...

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