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    Four Essays on the Economic Development, Resource and Environmental Economic 

    Xu, Yecheng (2019-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
    The economic structure and household livelihood of Mongolia have been experiencing dramatic changes driven by both the socio-economic transition and the climate change in the past decades. This dissertation investigated ...

    Gaze behavior during predictive and diagnostic reasoning 

    Duncan, Amegbletor (2019-08-16)
    Many current theories of causal learning and reasoning offer causal structure as the answer to a long-standing question: what allows people to distinguish causal relationships from non-causal relationships? One component ...

    Alabama & Georgia Media Sources and Their Claims About Alternative Food Networks 

    Stitt, Amanda (2019-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the ways in which the media shapes information about Alternative Food Networks (AFN). This study is embedded in a larger project investigating local beef food safety in the Southeast ...

    Three Essays in Applied Economics 

    Dawood, Ali (2019-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
    Since the 1920s Iraq has experienced a prolonged period of war which has adversely affect the country's economic, affecting the political as well as social aspects of the lives of people living in the nation. This dissertation ...

    A Survey of Irrigation Best Management Practices in Alabama Container Production Nurseries. 

    Carter, Caitlin (2019-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
    For over 100 years, nursery crop production in the United States has been well established and has become one of the most dominant, fastest growing sectors within agriculture. The green industry, specifically horticulture, ...

    A Method For Obtaining New Conservation Quantities and a Solution Method For the N-Body Collision 

    Holmes, Eric (2019-08-15)
    Exact, numerical, and perturbative methods are commonly used to solve dynamical systems of equations. Many systems’ solutions cannot be written in terms of elementary functions thus numerical and perturbative solutions ...

    Characterizing Subsurface Structural Features of the Bellingham Basin by Gravity and Magnetic Modeling 

    Bhattacharya, Rahul (2019-08-15)  ETD File Embargoed
    This study uses gravity and magnetic data modeling to identify the geometry of the Bellingham basin, Washington, and its deformational history. The study also provides additional insight into three newly identified ...

    Reproductive success in white-tailed deer: using structural equation modeling to understand the causal relationships of MHC, age, and morphology 

    Moore, Carolyn (2019-08-14)
    Understanding factors that influence reproductive success is of utmost importance to the study of wildlife population dynamics. There are a multitude of factors that can influence a male’s ability to acquire mates, such ...

    Characterization of Depot Development and the Role of the Novel Adipokine Relaxin in Regulating Lipid Metabolism, Endocrine Function and the Extracellular Matrix in Porcine Adipose Tissue from Lard and Meat-type Pigs 

    Charlton, Courtney (2019-08-14)  ETD File Embargoed
    The lard-type, Mangalica pig is a genetic model of excessive adiposity and a breed prized for its excellent pork quality. Therefore, this European heritage breed may serve as a model to improve carcass merit in modern ...

    Geochemistry of Groundwater and Naturally Occurring Pyrite in the Holocene Fluvial Aquifers in Uphapee Watershed, Macon County, Alabama 

    Rahman, Md Mahfujur (2019-08-09)  ETD File Embargoed
    Naturally occurring biogenic pyrite has been found in Holocene fluvial aquifers in Uphapee watershed, Macon County, Alabama. The electron microprobe (EMP) analysis showed that the pyrite grains contain 0.20-0.92 weight% ...

    Adjusting Clinical Fee Scales: First Session Intake Fees Moderating Couple’s Total Number of Sessions Attended in Couple’s Therapy 

    D'Agostino, Sabrina (2019-08-09)
    Psychotherapy research has acknowledged the importance of examining attrition in therapy. However, researchers consistently neglect to look to the effect of additional fees beyond the every session fee for services on ...

    A Statistical Model for Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine Dry Weight 

    Janarthanan, Sarvesh (2019-08-09)
    The principle of similitude is applied to liquid propellant rocket engine dry weight using a statistical approach to produce a conceptual design level model. The argument of similitude is extended from basic physics scaling ...

    Stepparents participating in Couples Relationship Education and mental health: Differences at baseline and improvements over time 

    Elliott, Caroline (2019-08-09)  ETD File Embargoed
    The current study involves a sample of 1,313 parents participating in couple relationship education (CRE) programs as part of a larger randomized control trial. Drawing on theoretical assumptions from Family Systems Theory ...

    AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON AIR POCKET ENTRAPMENTS CAUSED BY SHEAR-FLOW INSTABILITIES IN RAPID-FILLING PIPES 

    Cetin, Merve (2019-08-08)  ETD File Embargoed
    Rapid filling conditions in closed conduits, such as the case of sewer filling during intense rain events, can lead to air pocket formation. Such formation creates many operational issues in urban water systems, including ...

    First Generation College Students in the Alabama Community College System: Outcomes and Implications for School Counselors and Educators 

    Renee, Maegan (2019-08-08)  ETD File Embargoed
    Enrolling in and completing college can be especially challenging for first generation in college (FGC) students. The purpose of the present quantitative study was to investigate the demographic and academic characteristics ...

    Close-Proximity Flight Validation Analysis with FlightStream 

    Owens, Taylor (2019-08-08)  ETD File Embargoed
    The objective of this research is to validate the use of FlightStream® in accurately predicting aerodynamic loads in a scenario of close-proximity flight, such as an aerial refueling and formation flight environment. The ...

    Evaluation of Differential Scanning Calorimetry as a Potential Methodology to Assess Starch Gelatinization in Commercial Poultry Diets Thermally Processed under Multiple Retention Time and Temperature Combinations 

    Spencer, Lindsey (2019-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
    Starch is known to gelatinize in the presence of heat and water during thermal processing; thus, causing the unraveling of the starch granule. The occurrence of starch gelatinization in diets having high inclusions of ...

    Physicochemical and Nutritional Properties of Selected Banana (Musa spp.) Cultivated in Southeastern U.S. 

    Kargar, Mahnaz (2019-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
    Globally, banana (Musa spp.) is considered a daily dietary staple food for millions of individuals. This fruit is a source of phytochemicals such as carotenoids and phenolic compounds, with health-promoting effects. There ...

    Training Dogs for Awake, Unrestrained Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

    Strassberg, Lily (2019-08-01)
    Awake, unrestrained canine functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is of great interest in working dog sectors for its potential to elucidate mechanisms of scent processing and odor detection, as well as biobehavioral ...

    Resource and Service Management for Fog Infrastructure as a Service 

    Shaik, Shehenaz (2019-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
    Cloud computing stops short in its offerings towards deployment of latency-critical and bandwidth-intensive applications. Fog computing is emerging as complementary to cloud computing in realizing the deployment of large-scale ...