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Planting Date and Seeding Rate Effect on Corn Yield for Replant Decisions in Alabama 

Morata, Murilo (2024-04-18)
Corn yield is heavily influenced by plant population and planting date, and understanding the relationship between these is essential for optimizing yield. Poor stands and non-uniform plant density present significant ...

Establishing Energetic Cost of Acute Exposure to Select Anthropogenic-Caused Environmental Conditions in the North Gulf of Mexico Derived Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) 

Boyd, Kayla (2024-04-16)
Oyster aquaculture is an important industry in the Gulf of Mexico and has seen a significant increase in interest over the last 20 years. Because oyster farming takes place in ambient waters, farmed oysters are subjected ...

Lean-On Bracing Refined Design Methods and Field Assessment 

Gasser, Claire (2024-04-15)
Cross-frames are critical for the stability of steel bridges during construction and play a significant role in completed bridges. Historically, brace locations have been regions of fatigue concerns, and each brace requires ...

The Impact of Stress, Resilience, Grit, and Intolerance of Uncertainty on Job Satisfaction 

Boyd, Lauren (2024-04-15)
The purpose of this study is to measure the relationship between and degree to which stress, grit, resilience, and intolerance of uncertainty is found in speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and to understand the impact of ...

Novel Approaches for Cancer Subtypes Discovery and Pathway Analysis 

Bya, Phi Hung (2024-04-15)  ETD File Embargoed
Complex diseases, particularly cancer, encompass a wide range of disorders, from ag- gressive and lethal to indolent lesions with low or delayed potential for progression to death. Treatment options and success heavily ...

Using physiological approaches to quantify potential effects of anthropogenic alterations to river systems on fishes 

Stell, Ehlana (2024-04-13)  ETD File Embargoed
In this dissertation, I used an ecophysiological approach to study the effects of dams on fishes via studies on swimming performance, metabolic rate, and thermal tolerance. The first study focused on 4 fish species (Channel ...

Molecular and serological diagnosis of Dirofilaria immitis in companion animals, USA 

Barrantes Murillo, Daniel Felipe (2024-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Heartworm Disease (HWD) is caused by the nematode Dirofilaria immitis; a zoonotic infectious agent that affects companion animals and is transmitted by mosquito vectors. The diagnosis of HWD can be achieved by the combination ...

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Building A Resilient Cocoa Industry In Ghana 

Adu-Gyamfi, Akua (2024-04-12)
The Study is a three-paper article dissertation. The purpose of the first paper is to examine smallholder farmer's perception of climate change in cocoa production in Ghana. The study employs shifts in environmental ...

Smart Sensing and Context-Cognitive Networking In and Beyond mmWave Band: Efficiency, Reliability, and Security 

Hu, Xueyang (2024-04-12)
The demand for mobile data rates has grown tremendously in recent years, but the current low-frequency spectrum is insufficient to support the rapidly growing demand for data rates. Therefore, the upcoming 5G and future ...

Formation and Cleaning of Mineral Scale on Evaporative Cooling Pads Using a Farm Well-Water Source 

Griggs, Kelly (2024-04-12)
Well water is used as a primary supply for the evaporative cooling system on many poultry farms. The water quality from wells varies widely. Many producers have issues with the water being over-saturated with minerals that ...

A Systematic Review of Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Healthy Occupational Voice Users in Human Research 

Badolato, Victoria (2024-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Background: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the literature and ascertain the inclusion and exclusion criteria used for participant selection when conducting occupational vocal function research. ...

Role of IL-27 in HSV-1-induced Herpetic Stromal Keratitis 

Antony, Ferrin (2024-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Herpes Stromal Keratitis (HSK) results from ocular infection with Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) and is one of the leading causes of infectious blindness. After primary lytic infection in the facial region, the virus ...

Determination of the Effective Bond Strength for Near-Surface Mounted Titanium-Alloy Bars in Reinforced Concrete 

Flowers, Jack (2024-04-12)
The repair and strengthening of existing structures have become active research areas in civil engineering with the objective of developing efficient means to extend the service life of bridges to avoid the high cost of ...

Evaluation of winter cover crops and biological control products to manage Meloidogyne incognita and insect pest damage in organic sweetpotatoes 

Schloemer, Claire (2024-04-11)
There is a need to develop effective organic integrated pest management practices for sweetpotatoes. Our findings indicated that the combination of BotaniGard 22WP, Triple Threat Entomopathogenic Nematodes, and Majestene ...

A Narrative Inquiry Based on Teacher Experience with The Learning Through Storytelling Curriculum 

Yeilding, Gail Harper (2024-04-11)
What can curriculum do? When faced with a global pandemic, lockdowns, and virtual learning in the fall of 2020, I began working with Roger Thurow and a hunger group at my university to create an English language arts ...

Investigations into religious coping among United States veterans: A lens on measurement and implications for psychological wellbeing 

Sherman, Haley (2024-04-05)  ETD File Embargoed
Pew Research Institute estimates that in 2020 approximately 70% of individuals in the United States (U.S.) identified as religious with some ties to a religious community or belief system (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, ...

Generational Impact on Self-Group Distancing Among the LGBTQ+ Community 

Shepard, Marion (2024-04-05)
The purpose of this study is to analyze how generational membership impacts the presence and frequency of self-group distancing attitudes, behaviors, and cognitive patterns among members of the LGBTQ+ community. After ...

Effects of Rostrum Injuries on Body Condition, Dam Passage, and Hydrodynamics of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in the Alabama River 

Steffensmeier, Nathaniel (2024-04-05)  ETD File Embargoed
The rostrum of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) aids in finding zooplankton prey as well as provides lift and stability during swimming, but this structure can sometimes be damaged or even completely missing. Injury or loss ...

The complexities of living with the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus): leprosy, management, and homeowner perceptions 

Sciandra, Olivia (2024-04-05)
The management of nuisance wildlife damage is complex and requires the understanding of human perceptions, practical management methods, and species-specific factors. For the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), ...

Food restriction during breeding and development and its implications for reproductive trade-offs in zebra finches 

Coutts, Victoria (2024-03-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Breeding has a high energy requirement. Common stressors such as food restriction introduced during breeding can stimulate reproductive trade-offs by requiring more energy than the amount of energy available in the environment ...