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Obesity as a Function of the Efficient Allocation of Time and Optimality in Consumption: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination 

Pirouz, Kian (2005-08-15)
The goal of this thesis is to examine the relationship between economic conditions, such as allocative efficiency, utility maximization and time costs, and obesity. A theory is developed and two empirical models tested. ...

Obesity Effects on Preferred Driving Postures and Vehicle Interior Component Settings 

Jeong, Yi Hun (2011-07-05)
The effects of obesity were investigated with a highly adjustable vehicle mock-up. 44 participants (23 non-obese, 21 extremely obese individuals) were involved in the study. The extremely obese and non-obese group had ...

Object-Oriented Design Quality Adaptation: A System Dynamics Simulation 

Mesbahi El Aouame, Asmae (2013-04-19)
Despite the increasing interest of the software engineering research community in assessing and improving quality at the early phases of the software development lifecycle such as the design phase, less attention is devoted ...

Objectification Culture: A Study of the Relationships between Objectified Body Consciousness, Mental Health, Body Image and Risky Sexual Behavior in Adolescent Females 

Fessler, Emily (2008-08-15)
From a feminist perspective, theorists have increasingly emphasized that, particularly for females, socio-historical context plays an integral role in the development of feelings, thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs about ...

Observability-Informed Measurement Validation for Visual-Inertial Navigation 

Boler, Matthew (2022-05-04)
This thesis presents a measurement validation method for visual-inertial navigation and an implementation of a visual-inertial estimator which makes use of it. Many autonomous plat- forms, especially flying ones, rely ...

Observations on the Ecology and Behavior of Macroseius biscutatus, an Obligate Pitcher Plant Mite 

Hall, Nathan (2013-04-16)
The current conservation status of arthropods symbiotically associated with tall-form Sarracenia spp. is poorly known. Yet these unique organisms and their associations are disappearing due to habitat loss, degradation and ...

Obstacle Avoidance of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle using a Combined Approach of Model Predictive Control and Proportional Navigation 

Shaw, Ryan (2018-12-06)
This thesis presents a new approach for the guidance and control of a UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle). A special focus was placed on moving obstacles that interfere with the planned path of the vehicle, this is due to the ...

Occupancy and Detection Probabilities of Secretive Marsh Birds in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Florida 

Alexander, Bradley (2011-07-18)
Loss of marsh habitat has led to population declines of many species of North American marsh birds. However, due to the secretive nature of many of these species there is uncertainty about their population. Recently ...

Occupancy Rates of Eastern Wild Turkeys: Estimating effects of experimental harvest regulations and automating image analysis 

Stewart, Briana (2019-08-18)
Each chapter in this thesis contributes to the available knowledge about turkey populations in Alabama, the effects of management on those populations, and the ability to conduct cost-effective surveys for monitoring their ...

Occurrence and Habitat Use of Bats in Central Alabama Forests 

Kristofik, Eva (2012-04-10)
Limited information is available on the relationship between characteristics of landscape and seasonal use of habitat for forest-dwelling bats in central Alabama. This study was designed to clarify these relationships and ...

The Occurrence of Xylella fastidiosa and Its Sharpshooter Vectors in Selected Alabama Orchards and Vineyards 

Ma, Xing (2010-05-19)
Although the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) has been confirmed to cause economic losses to numerous fruit crop species in the southeastern U.S. since 1933, no science-based information is available on the occurrence of ...

Oddity-from-Sample Abstract-Concept Learning by Pigeons 

Daniel, Thomas (2012-04-11)
The ability to determine whether or not objects are the same has been established as an ability essential to human cognition (James, 1890). Concept formation, such as that of sameness, has been shown to rely on the number ...

Odinn: An In-Vivo Hypervisor-based Intrusion Detection System for the Cloud 

Harrison, Christopher (2014-06-18)
Cloud computing has emerged as the de facto service model for modern enterprises; however, security concerns remain a major impediment to full-scale adoption. Concurrent to this paradigm shift looms another concern that ...

The Odor of Things: Deodorant, Gender and Olfaction in the United States 

Casteel, Cari (2017-04-21)  ETD File Embargoed
My dissertation examines the history and technology of scented deodorants and antiperspirants and discusses how certain scents became tightly connected to ideas about gender. The history of deodorant illuminates the complex ...

Odor Span Task in Purpose-Bred Detection Dogs 

Krichbaum, Sarah (2019-07-11)
Working memory is essential for organisms to solve problems related to their survival and to adapt to changes in their environment. Researchers have sought to create a non-human model of working memory that can be used to ...

Ohmic Contacts to Implanted (0001) 4H-SiC 

Li, Mingyu (2009-11-20)
The fabrication of low resistance ohmic contacts is a key technology issue for the development of SiC power diodes and transistors. In many cases, contacts are made to implanted regions due to the difficulty of doping SiC ...

"The Old First is With the South:" The Civil War, Reconstruction, and Memory in the Jackson Purchase Region of Kentucky 

Hoskins, Patricia (2009-04-29)
This dissertation examines the secession crisis and the Civil War as a watershed moment in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky. In 1819, following the acquisition of land from the Chickasaw, the Purchase became the ...

The Older Adult: Considerations and Learning to Age in Place 

Carrick, Ryan (2020-10-28)  ETD File Embargoed
The process of aging independently in a current home can also be described as aging in place. Research has found that common concerns and limitations exist with many older adults as they make decisions on either modifying ...

Olfaction in Canines - fMRI Study in Fully Unrestrained Awake Dogs 

Bhavitha Ramaiahgari (2017-07-27)
For decades various attempts in vivo and in vitro have been made to explore the anatomical and physiological aspects of the olfactory system in canines and the ways to enhance it. Multiple studies have also attempted to ...

Olfactory Responses and Odor Coding of Culex quinquefasciatus to Human Odorants 

Ye, Zi (2015-07-21)
The southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae), transmits a number of potentially fatal diseases, including West Nile virus (WNV). From 1999 to 2013, WNV caused 39,557 cases of human infection and ...