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This collection hosts PDF versions of every thesis and dissertation successfully defended at Auburn University since the 2005 fall semester. Please send questions and comments to etdhelp@auburn.edu, or open a text chat session with a librarian for immediate assistance.

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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. ...

Determinants of Sums of Normal Matrices 

Speck, Matthew (2024-05-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Recent efforts in matrix theory have been concerned with describing invariants of matrices with "nice" properties. In this dissertation, we address a conjecture on the determinant of the sum of a pair of normal matrices. ...

Expanding the Modified Rational Method for Dissimilar Drainage Areas 

Yang, Dingyu (2024-05-03)
The Rational Method (RM) and Modified Ration Method (MRM) are some of the most used approaches to determining peak runoff flows in urban hydrology designs. The RM gained popularity for its simplicity, requiring only ...

Guideline of Outdoor Exercise Equipment for Elderly and Elderly with Disabilities 

Liang, Shuming (2024-05-03)
Aging causes a number of problems that can lead to physical health issues such as musculoskeletal problems in older adults and older adults with disabilities. This thesis examines the benefits of outdoor exercise for older ...

An Approach to Integrate Art Thinking into the Industrial Design Process 

Owings, Anna (2024-05-03)
This thesis presents guidelines for industrial designers to utilize a transdisciplinary approach that incorporates aspects from both design and artistic thinking to aid them in designing products. A transdisciplinary ...

Systems Engineering-assisted Machine Learning for Biomedical Applications 

Yousefi Zowj, Farnaz (2024-05-03)  ETD File Embargoed
In recent years, advancements in biomedical technology have led to the accumulation of vast amounts of healthcare data. Machine learning (ML) algorithms are now employed to extract valuable insights from data. However, the ...

An Assessment of Alabama Food Pantry Nutrition Environments 

Sanchez, Sofia (2024-05-03)  ETD File Embargoed
The US Dietary Guidelines recommend following a nutrient-dense dietary pattern while limiting added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat for all to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent diet-related disease. However, a ...

An Approach of Applying One Specific Culture to Footwear Design Through Function and Fashion 

Li, Gengfu (2024-05-03)
Culture is a diverse, complex, and extensive concept. It includes all aspects of a society or group: living habits, language, expression, social consensus, rules, technical content, education system, knowledge structure, ...

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