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THE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF MENTAL GLAND SECRETIONS OF BOTH SEXES OF GOPHER TORTOISES (GOPHERUS POLYPHEMUS) 

Kelley, Meghan (2021-07-19)
All living chelonian species (e.g., turtles and tortoises) are experiencing population declines, causing a new imperative to maintain the longevity of adults and to facilitate reproduction. One strategy in facilitating ...

Behavioral Economic Indices and their Relationship to Alcohol Consumption, Motives, and Impulsivity: A Structural Equation Model 

Messina, Bryan (2016-06-17)
Alcohol consumption and related negative consequences continues to be a systemic societal problem. College students are a population that has been identified as particularly high risk for a number of negative consequences ...

Behavioral Effects of Calcium Channel Blockers: Acute Exposures and Neuroprotection Against Methylmercury Neurotoxicity 

Bailey, Jordan (2012-05-01)
The maintenance of intracellular calcium homeostasis is among the most important homeostatic functions of the nervous system as it allows the calcium ion to function as a chemical messenger. Often damage to the central ...

A Behavioral Procedure for Measuring Critical Fusion Frequency in Rats 

Heath, John (2005-08-15)
The ingestion of methylmercury (MeHg) has been found to adversely affect primate and human visual fields and contrast sensitivity (Choi, Cho, & Lapham, 1981; Clarkson, 1989; Gilbert & Grant -Webster, 1995; Merigan, 1980; ...

Behavioral Responses of Two Parasitic Wasp Species with Different Degree of Host Specificity to Host-Related Plant Volatiles 

Morawo, Tolulope (2013-11-08)
As an indirect defense to herbivore attack, plants release many types of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which guide parasitoids to their herbivore hosts. Plants may release constitutive volatiles or synthesize new ones ...

Behavioral Toxicology of the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae) 

Quarcoo, Franklin (2009-08-14)
The eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) is one of the most economically important termite species in the United States. Behavioral toxicology has become very relevant in the control of termites ...

Behavioral, Operational and Safety Effects of Red-Light Cameras at Signalized Intersections in Alabama 

Baratian Ghorghi, Fatemeh (2016-11-02)
Statistics reveal that from 2007-2011 an average of 751 people died each year in red-light running (RLR) crashes in the U.S. Past studies showed that red light cameras (RLCs), as an enforcement countermeasure, can lower ...

Behind the Blurred Lines of Social Critique: Identifying the Living Dead in Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s [•Rec] Trilogy 

Smith, Judson (2014-05-20)
The purpose of this thesis is to establish the relationship, within the theoretical/critical framework of postmodernism, between the [•Rec] horror movies and the social/historical context to which they belong. The intention ...

Being Neither and Both: The Liminal Nationality of Four Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Irish Women Writers, A Study of Genre, Gender, and Nation 

McDonnell, Adrea (2011-07-14)
This dissertation examines the work of four Anglo-Irish women writers who published in the long eighteenth century, an integral voice in the development of Anglo-Irish nationality. These voices present a counter-perspective ...

“Being sexless, wilt thou be”: Nineteenth-Century British Poetry and the Challenge of the Androgynous Mind 

Haines, Leslie (2019-04-24)
This dissertation occasions a recognition and discussion of androgyny by taking on the challenge of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s nineteenth-century claim that “a great mind must be androgynous.” Drawing on Judith Butler’s ...

The Beliefs About PVA Harm Survey: Testing the factor structure, validity, and relationship to use of parental verbal aggression and stress 

Griffin, Melody (2008-12-15)
Recent prevalence data indicate that parental verbal aggression (PVA) (e.g., yelling/screaming, threatening to hit, swearing, insulting, and threatening to send away) is used by a majority of parents at one time or another ...

Believing Sexual Activity Makes One An Adult: Associations with Effective Parenting, and Adolescents' Educational Investments and Cumulative Sexual Risk-Taking 

May, Caroline (2014-06-17)
Adolescent sexual risk-taking has been a hot topic in research and prevention work over the past decade, however, much of the research has focused on the environmental and biological predictors of sexual risk taking and ...

Bell Numbers of Graphs 

Duncan, Bryce (2012-05-04)
Let G be a simple graph with vertex set V (G). Let F be a family of graphs such that K1 ∈ F. Denote by B(G; F) the number of unordered partitions of V(G) such that each part induces a member of F. We call B(G; F) the Bell ...

Beneficial Modulation of the Gut Microbiota Prevents Stress-Induced Adverse Effects 

Giblot Ducray, Henri Alexandre (2019-04-18)
The gut microbiota plays a significant role in maintaining the homeostasis and overall health status of the host. Moreover, it has been shown that heat stress severely alters the stability of the gut microbiota. Thus, ...

A Benefit/Cost Analysis of Paved Shoulder Installation on High Priority Road Segments on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Alabama 

Ayala, Renee (2008-08-15)
There are currently more than 40,000 deaths a year that occur as the result of motor vehicle traffic accidents, which have been ranked among the leading causes of death for Americans. In addition, a reported 55% of all ...

Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace: The Effects of Mindful Practices on Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors 

Patel, Trishna (2017-12-04)
Mindfulness research has been growing in its scope of having an influencing impact within organizational settings. A goal of this study was to add to the ongoing research by including situational factors, as they might ...

Benefits, Barriers, and Facilitative Factors in Implementing a Response to Instruction Program 

Barlow, Duriel (2013-11-19)
The study investigated a school district’s implementation of a Response to Instruction (RtI) Program, mandated by the state to address early intervention of academically struggling students. This study examined benefits ...

Benjamin Morgan Palmer: Southern Presbyterian Divine 

Duncan, Christopher (2008-12-15)
The purpose of this dissertation is to provide an updated life-and-times biography of a major religious and political figure in nineteenth-century American history, Benjamin Morgan Palmer (1818-1902). Palmer rubbed elbows ...

Best Management Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ornamental Plant Production 

Murphy, Anna-Marie (2020-11-23)
In 2018, agriculture accounted for nearly 10% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. Nearly half of N2O emissions in that 10% were attributed to the management of agricultural soils, through the ...

Best Management Practices for Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Processing Plants 

Wideman, Nathan (2013-11-08)
Campylobacter and Salmonella are the top two pathogens associated with poultry-related foodborne illness, currently responsible for over 800,000 illnesses annually (13). The reduction of these pathogens on commercial poultry ...