PhD Dissertations

Completed PhD Dissertations

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Year Candidate Name, Dissertation Title
2017 Katherine Gentry. The Role Of Anthropogenic Noise On Song Behavior: Implications For Individual Fitness In Territorial Songbirds.
2017 Richard Groover. Temporal and Spatial Aspects of the Colonization and Re-Colonization of Dragonflies in Lentic Habitats.
2016 Alexandra (Zan) Shah. An Evaluation of Social Goals in Philippine Marine Protected Areas.
2016 Jenell Walsh-Thomas. An Evaluation of Metaphors in Climate Change Discourse.
2016 Karen Kohanowich. From Cousteau to Cameron: A Quadrant Model for Undersea Marine Research Infrastructure Management.
2016 Allison Richards.  Physical, Regulatory and Reputational Water Risks as Predictors of Corporate Water Stewardship.
2016 Loren Petruny. Biostratigraphic and Stable Isotopic Study of Selected Foraminifera from the Tanzanian Lindi Formation, Southeastern Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project Site 34 Drill Core).
2016 Milton Muldrow Jr. Assessing Reef Expert’s Baseline and Values Regarding the Florida Keys Coral Reef Ecosystem: Implications for Historical Ecological Knowledge of the Region.
2016 Stacie Bickley. Evaluating Human Threats to Three Canid Species of the Brazilian Cerrado.
2016 CJ Schlick. Life History Traits and Population Dynamics of River Herring, Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus and Blueback Herring Alosa aestivalis.
2016 Jilian Fazio. Assessment of current captive management of the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus).
2016 John Orr. The Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina; Population Ecology, Growth, Relocation, and Soil pH of Resting Forms.
2016 Antonio Castro. Fisheries Co-management: Evaluation and Long-term Outcomes in Tárcoles, Costa Rica.
2016 Haile Tadesse. Land Use Classification and Change Detection Combining Radar and Landsat Measurements in Ethiopia.
2016 Chris Seminack. Morphostratigraphy, Dynamics, And Reconstruction Of Former Tidal Inlets Along Assateague Island, Maryland-Virginia: Impacts On Barrier-Island Evolution.
2015 Parker Pennington. The Influence Of Pregnancy, Metabolic Status And Diet On Uterine Protein Secretions In The Domestic (Equus Caballus) And Endangered Przewalski’s Horse (Equus Ferus Przewalskii).
2015 Ryan Valdez. Influence of Habitat and Anthropogenic Disturbance on the Diverstiy, Distribution and Abundance of Large Mammals: A Case Study Across Four Adjacent Widllife Conservation Areas in Laikipia County, Kenya.
2015 Jessye Wojtusik. Studies on the reproductive biology of the critically endangered Addra gazelle (Nanger dama ruficollis).
2015 Carmen Bernett. Fungal Biodiversity of Acer Rubrum Varies By Seasons, Host Tissue, Wetland Type, And Region.
2015 Richard Friesner. Adaptive Management In The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (Tmdl): How Do Local Watershed Managers Address Uncertainty and Use Adaptive Management?
2015 J. Thomas Hanley. Stratigraphic architecture, morphodynamics, and evolution of breaches along Cedar Island, VA: a low-profile, washover-dominated, trangressive barrier island.
2015 Jason R. O’Bryhim. The Shark Trade in Costa Rica: Genetic, Mercury Contamination and Human Dimensions and the Implications for Conservation.
2015 J. Michelle Ryan. Histological And Geospatial Analysis Of The Mystery Snail (Bellamya Spp.) Populations In The Potomac And Occoquan Rivers Utilizing Citizen Scientist Participation.
2015 Morgan Gostel. Systematics and Evolution of Commiphora Jacq. (Burseraceae) in Madagascar.
2015 Melissa Hawkins. Biogeography and Phylogeography of Mammals of Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis Utilizing Macro and Microevolution.
2015 Katheryn Patterson. The Microbiology And Molecular Ecology Of Tissue-Loss Diseases Affecting Acropora Cervicornis In The Upper Florida Keys.
2015 Ashley Milton. Forest Resilience For Healthy Livelihoods And Ecosystem Services: A Transdisciplinary Analysis Of Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response To Forests Of The Congo Basin.
2015 Roshani Dangi. REDD+ And Biodiversity Conservation In Nepal.
2015 Ashley Sitar. Is Dolphin-Watching Sustainable In Bocas Del Toro, Panama?
2015 Jill Lewandowski. Transforming Conflict into Effective Action: A Case Study on the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals.
2015 Lila Fleming. An Epidemiological and Geographic Analysis of Healthcare Provider Choice in Urban Bo, Sierra Leone.
2015 Manuela Dal Forno. Evolution And Diversity Of The Tropical Basidiolichen Clade Dictyonema Sensu Lato (Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae).
2015 Douglas Warnock. U.S. Army Sustainability: A Study Of Organizational Characteristics And Their Impact On Sustainability Efforts At Army Installation.
2015 Emily Cella. Understanding Residents’ Knowledge Of, Attitudes Toward, And Participation In Sea Turtle Conservation In Tortuguero, Costa Rica And Near The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA.
2015 Emily Pindilli. An Economic Analysis Of The Potential ‘Voluntary’ Reductions Of Nutrients From Agriculture To The Chesapeake Bay From The Shenandoah Soil And Water Conservation District, Virginia.
2014 Alexander Wooten. “Fixing” The Urban Soil Lead Predicament:  The Applicaton Of In Situ Fixation Technology As An Ecologically Sustainable Method Of Lead Abatement In Urban Soils.
2014 Albert Johnson. Experiential and Emotional Basis For Sense-Of-Place.
2014 Karin Schwartz. Integration of In Situ and Ex Situ Data Management for Biodiversity Conservation via the Isis Zoological Information Management System.
2014 Robert Slate. Environmental Protection Agency Regulation of Asbestos and Carbon Nanotubes Under the Toxic Substances Control Act: Investigating the Role of Politics, Science, and Policy in Administrative Rulemaking and Implementation.
2014 Chaitanya Ravi. A technological history of the debate over THE US-INDIA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT in India (2005-2007).
2014 Mike Hallworth. The Influence of Migratory Connectivity and Seasonal Interactions on Individual- and Population-Level Dynamics of a Long Distance Migratory Songbird.
2014 Jennifer L. Thornhill. Bridging the Gap between Research and Decision-Making: Empirical Evidence from a Case Study of Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Management in the U.S.
2014 Richard S. Groover. Temporal And Spatial Aspects Of The Colonization And Re-Colonization Of Dragonflies In Lentic Habitats.
2014 Diana Koester. The effect of environment on the reproductive potential of ex situ cheetahs (acinonyx jubatus).
2014 Jennifer Sevin. Factors affecting the distribution of the endangered Shenandoah salamander (Plethodon shenandoah).
2013 Robin Fitch. An Appraisal Of The U.S. Navy Marine Mammals And Sound Research And Monitoring Programs.
2013 Tammy Wilbert. Patterns And Processes Of Genetic Diversity In The Endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox.
2013 Kari A. Morfeld. Investigating Body Condition and Metabolic Hormones in Relationship to Reproductive Cyclicity in Zoo Female African Elephants, Africana Loxodonta.
2013 Mohamed Ashiq Yusuf. Effects Of Stakeholder Involvement In Reduction Of Sedimentation In Northern Virginia Streams.
2013 Joseph Greenblott. Quantitative Analysis Of Regulatory Discourses On Agricultural Genetic Engineering: An Exploration And Empirical Application Of Critical Theory.
2013 Craig L. Shafer. Grizzly Emigration And Land Use: An Interdisciplinary Case Study Of The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
2013 Iliriana Mushkolaj. The Science-Policy Interface For Developing Climate Change Adaptation Strategies In Maryland, USA.
2012 Siddiq Kalaly. Remote Sensing Analysis Of Selected Wetlands In Dasht-E-Nawar Basin, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
2012 Jolanda A. Luksenburg. The Cetaceans of Aruba: A Multidisciplinary Study.
2012 Herlitz Davis. The economic potential of fruit trees and the abundance, foraging ecology and performance of birds along precipitation and shade gradients in Blue Mountain coffee agroecosystems, Jamaica W.I.
2012 Brent Kurapatskie. Financial Performance, Production Costs, Transaction Costs, Capabilities And The Adoption Of Environmental Sustainability Practices.
2012 Karen Akerlof. Risky Business: Engaging the Public in Policy Discourse on Sea-Level Rise and Inundation.
2012 Larissa Mark. Moderating Influence Of Uncertainty On The Adoption Of Green Building Practices – The Determinants Of Institutionalization Of Green Building Practices In The Residential Construction Industry.
2012 Norman J. Meres. Epizootic Shell Disease in the American Lobster (Homarus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837).
2012 Bradley Petru. Impacts of construction practices on soil properties and water budget prediction in created mitigation wetlands.
2012 Lorelei D. Crerar. Genetics of the Steller’s Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas): A Study of Ancient Bone Material.
2012 Budoin-Brutus Cooper. Identification, Quantification and Distribution of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in sediments of the Rappahannock and York River Watersheds.
2012 Megan Draheim. Social Conflict and Human-Coyote Interactions in Suburban Denver.
2012 Trent M. Richardson. Morphodynamic Changes of the Parramore–Cedar Barrier-Island System and Wachapreague Inlet, Virginia from 1852 To 2011: A Model of Barrier Island and Tidal Inlet Evolution Along the Southern Delmarva Peninsula, USA.
2012 Trishna Dutta. Patterns of genetic structure and gene flow of leopards (Panthera pardus) in central India.
2012 Kevin M. Morley. Evaluating Resilience In The Water Sector: Application Of The Utility Resilience Index (URI).
2012 Sandeep Sharma. Landscape Genetics of Tigers (Panthera tigris) in Satpura-Maikal Landscape of India.
2012 Andmorgan R. Fisher. Comparison Of The Gut Microbiomes Of Pigs, Mice, And Humans.
2012 Loretta B. Cummings. Life cycle cost comparison of traditional stormwater management And low impact development.
2011 James Martin. Mycorrhizal colonization and overall fungal communities Change in response to upland and wetland site conditions in Acer forests of the Virginia Coastal Plain.
2011 Albert K. Smith. A mid-Atlantic stream suitability index for Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).
2011 C. Scott Allen. Detecting And discriminating petroleum and petroleum products from water on terrestrial backgrounds with hyperspectral remote sensing.
2011 Wendy Kiso. Semen biology and sperm cryopreservation in elephants.
2011 Kathryn Kulaga. A Content analysis of environmental security studies within the U.S. military community.
2011 Jennifer Ambler. Whales and the people who watch them: Baleen whales in Virginia’s near-shore waters and the educational and conservation potential of whale watching.
2011 Jennifer Biddle. Does collaborative governance lead to environmental improvements? An empirical assessment of the critical elements affecting watershed partnerships’ capacity to achieve their environmental improvement goals.
2011 Maction Komwa. The impact of HIV/AIDS on rural agricultural households in Mayuge district in southeastern Uganda.
2011 Seema K. Schappelle. Fishing for information: evaluating characteristics of web sites used to convey environmental risk information through fish advisories.
2011 Smriti S. Bhattarai. Source identification of fecal pollution and characterization of microbial communities in urban streams using molecular techniques.
2011 Vivek Prasad. Exploring the Challenges and the Potentials of Adaptation to Climate Change: A Bottom up Approach.
2011 Sameer Bhattarai. The response of streams to land use and urban best management practices in the Piedmont region of Virginia, USA.
2011 Jennifer L. Mickelberg. Understanding and managing isolation in a fragmented population of golden lion tamarins, leontopithecus rosalia.
2011 Swati S. Dalmet. A study of the microbial diversity in the north arm of Great Salt Lake.
2011 Kevin D. Brittingham. Benthic macroinvertebrate communities of reconstructed freshwater tidal wetlands in the Anacostia River, Washington, DC.
2011 Thomas B. Huff. Fate and transport of herbicides and their transformation products in the Potomac River basin, Virginia, USA.
2011 Harold White, Jr. Efficacy of risk-based corrective action (RBCA) for cleaning up fuel releases from leaking federally-regulated underground storage tank systems.
2011 John Christmas, Jr. A comparative assessment of aquatic invasive species management capacity in Maryland and Virginia.
2011 Sean Donahoe. Effects of wood harvesting on forest biomass and carbon sequestration in West Virginia.
2011 Deborah A Kopsick. Predictive factors to explain the export of hazardous waste by parties to the Basel Convention.
2010 Kristin L. Wolf. The effects of hydrologic connectivity, age-related soil properties, and microtopography on nitrogen dynamics in created wetlands of the Virginia Piedmont.
2010 Fred Jenkins. A study of the relationship between ecological risk communication and lay public participation in federal rulemaking concerning ecological risks.
2010 Bonny L. Dodson. Connecting poor occupant respiratory health with the presence of fungi in indoor environments.
2010 Christine Bozarth. Phylogeography and non-invasive molecular monitoring of coyote (canis latrans) and gray fox (urocyon cinereoargenteus) in Northern Virginia and the eastern United States.
2010 Haiying Lin. Strategic alliances for environmental improvements.
2010 Younsung Kim. Responding to climate change: How corporate carbon management initiatives relate to firms’ positions towards mandatory climate regulation.
2009 Geoffrey M. Cook. A comparative analysis of bacterial communities associated with apparently healthy and diseased corals inhabiting the wider Caribbean region.
2009 Sarah Johnson. Population Genetics of the Native Rodents of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.
2009 George N. F. Siaway. Evaluation of the relationship between indoor radon and geology, topography and aeroradioactivity.
2009 Rafael A. Sanchez. Institutional pressures affecting a firm’s decision to visit United States Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Assistance websites : a study of the organic chemical industry.
2009 Irina Stoyanova. Theorizing the origins and advancement of indigenous activism: the case of the Russian north.
2009 Monica S. Hawkins. An assessment of awareness of fish consumption advisories concerning mercury among women of childbearing age.
2009 Kwame Boakye-Agyei. Fostering civic engagement : stakeholder participation in rural projects in Ghana.
2009 Jeanne L. Hartzell. The fate of phosphorus along estuarine salinity gradients.
2008 Eleanora Babij. Geographic variation and ecology of three pantropical seabirds: masked booby (Sula dactylatra), brown booby (Sula leucogaster), and red-footed booby (Sula sula).
2008 David C. Kersey. Reproductive and adrenal endocrinology of the giant panda (Alluropoda melanoleuca).
2008 Candice L. A. Dorsey. Investigating ulcerative lesions in captive black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis.
2008 Odean Serrano. The assemblage of water quality parameters and urban feature parameters, utilizing a geographic information system model for the use of watershed management in the Dardenne Creek Watershed, St. Charles County, Missouri.
2008 Christopher S. Farabaugh. Assessment of potential relationships between microclimate variables measured within a forest patch and the presence of interior forest birds.
2008 Joseph A. Smith. The non-breeding ecology of a neotropical migratory songbird : the influence of habitat quality on spatial and social behavior and consequences for individual performance.
2008 Mary E. Greene. Climate change policy : issue characterization, policy frames and processes, and preferred policy components.
2008 Jahan Mazhari. Concentration and removal of radon in well water.
2008 Erwin J. Villiger. Radar and multispectral image fusion options for improved land cover classification.
2008 Susan A. Heath. Birds in agricultural areas : reducing pesticide risks to birds using a risk assessment analysis.
2007 Allison M. Clay. The causation of reproductive synchrony in the wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus).
2007 Peter T. Pesenti. Adaptive response in the halophilic archaea : the role of ionic salt composition, concentration, and temperature on protein expression.
2007 Muhammad E. Haque. Manganese enhanced functional magnetic resonance imaging of endogenous pancreas and isolated human islets.
2007 Saleha Husain. Pyrene metabolic pathways, biosurfactants, and siderophores in pseudomonas fluorescens strain 29L.
2007 Jean-Phillipe Bordelais. Environmental policy development in the Caribbean : Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Guadeloupe.
2007 Vivian P. Nolan. The relationship between climate variability and wildlife diseases: a retrospective study of avian botulism outbreaks.
2007 Marci M. Robinson. Paleo-inlet dynamics and the genesis of shelf sand ridges using benthic foraminifera: Old Currituck Inlet, VA/NC Outer Banks.
2007 E. Terrence Slonecker. Remote sensing investigations of fugitive soil arsenic and its effects on vegetation reflectance.
2007 Joanna Cornell. Creating environmetal stewardship: evidence from a community-based adult education program.
2007 Michael Krimmer. Measuring the impacts of traffic flow improvement programs with instrumented vehicles.
2007 Ryan J. Albert. The influence of past and future urbanization on watershed nitrogen export and hydrology dynamics in two mid-Atlantic watersheds in Fairfax, Virginia.
2007 Mitchell T. Baer. The emotional response to commuting.
2007 Joy W. Bauserman. The determination, distribution, and analysis of organic nitrogen compounds in refined fuels from a world-wide survey.
2007 Kalim U. Shah. Determinants of corporate environmental responsibility in emerging economies: evidence from the oil, gas and chemical sectors of Trinidad and Tobago.
2007 Fiorella V. Simoni de Cannon. A descriptive spatial analysis of the relationship between geology, aeroradioactivity and incidence of cancer with indoor radon measurements for the state of Virginia.
2007 Hari B. Dulal. Role of microcredit in rural poverty alleviation: a case study of Grameen Bikas Bank in eastern development region, Nepal.
2006 Mohamed Habibi. Effects analysis of international cooperation on environmental water policy and quality trends in Moroccco (1972-2002).
2006 Richard Troast. A study of changes in metabolic profiles in Caenorhabditis elegans cultured in the presence of inorganic lead: determining the bioavailability of lead and the case for a biomarker of environmental lead.
2006 Todd Tupper. Variables influencing vocalization and breeding effort in the Fowler’s toad, Bufo fowleri, in southern New England, USA.
2006 Boripat Siriaroonrat. Development of in vitro fertilization for the endangered eld’s deer (Cervus eldi thamin): effects of in vitro maturation, fertilization and culture on developmental competence.
2006 Alan C. Rush. Quantification and delineation of the nonattainment boundary for fine particulate matter: using geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing data, and in situ monitoring.
2005 Thomas H. Hollowell. Plant community structure, fire disturbance, and recovery in mangrove swamps of the Waini Peninsula, Guyana.
2005 Rachel M. Santymire. Optimizing sperm cryopreservation methods for the conservation and management of the endangered black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes.
2005 Elizabeth W. Freeman. Behavioral and socio-environmental factors associated with ovarian acyclicity in African elephants.
2005 Nancy N. Kanbar. Analyzing individual behavior in commons dilemmas: a study of collective action in source separation of wastes.
2005 Joseph W. Witt. Shrub and grassland birds at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Northern Virginia and the influence burning and mowing has had upon their distribution and abundance.
2005 Theodor V. Jordan. Genetic analyses of the N60g11 mutation in Drosophila melanogaster.
2005 Clint B. Smith. Spectral and microspatial effects of altering light intensity on flourescent proteins of Porites furcata : a hard coral from the tropical Western Atlantic.
2005 William J. Shaughnessy. Ambient levels of respirable particulate matter and health outcomes in a healthy, young-adult population.
2005 Dianna M. Hogan. The effects of urbanization on wetland ecosytem structure and function: a case study of freshwater riparian wetlands in Fairfax County, Virginia.
2005 Ellen K. Carson. Composition, population dynamics, and ecology of the anuran community at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge, Virginia.
2005 Theresa E. Connor. Temperature and food as factors affecting the population ecology of Bosmina longirostris (O.F. Muller, 1785) and Diaphanosoma brachyurum (Lieven, 1848).
2005 Rebecca Romsdahl. Public participation in federal land management: an examination of the ’chilling effects’ of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972.
2005 Michael Komelasky. Metal survey of stream sediments in Prince William Forest Park.
2004 Robin L. Sweeney. Environmental risk decision-making: risk professionals and their use of analytic-deliberative processes.
2004 Paul I. Lewis. Comparison of the incidence and severity of neurotoxic effects among neurotoxic pesticides and between neurotoxic and other pesticides.
2004 Judith Buchino. Impact of land use on fecal coliform levels in surface waters of Fairfax County, Virginia.
2004 Cynthia B. Smith. Distribution and abundance of macroinvertebrate communities in artificial beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).
2004 Robert W. Kaminski. Immunological and functional characterization of a novel mucosal adjuvant isolated from Shigella SPP.
2004 Leslie Orzetti. Stream community structure: an analysis of riparian forest buffer restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
2004 Tyrus L. Smith. Discourses of environmental justice: a Q study.
2004 Cassi L. Walls. Sedimentary fatty acids and sterols in the Potomac river.
2004 Mark T. Strong. An electron microscopy study of the outer pericarp surface of achenes (fruits) of Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae) in the Guianas, South America, bearing on the delimitation of species and sections, and to clarify the taxonomy and distribution of species occurring in the Guianas.
2004 Tyrone P. Wilson. Agricultural biotechnology and environmental discourse: evaluation of the environmental regulatory framework and policy process for insecticidal transgenic – Bacillus Thuringiensis – corn in the United States, Germany, and Mexico.
2003 Desiree Di Mauro. The effects of urbanization on butterfly species diversity.
2003 Michael Brandhagen. Monitoring of the North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) using molecular analysis of scat: a noninvasive technique and its potential application to otter management and conservation.
2003 Michael W. Slimak. Personal values, beliefs, and ecological risk perception.
2003 Lou Ellen Brademan. The effect of gender and ecology club or environmental camp participation on ecological orientation, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior: a study of middle and high school students.
2003 Leila Hamdan. Source, chemical composition and bacterial utilization of dissolved labile organic carbon in the Potomac River estuary.
2003 Gordon Wilson. Reproductive ecology of the eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina (Linnaeus, 1758) in an oak pine woodland of the Central Virginia Piedmont.
2003 Charles Kirby. Benthic macroinvertebrate response to post-development stream hydrology and hydraulics
2003 Joseph Ivers. Distribution and abundance of fishes relating to artificial aquatic macrophytes in the tidal Potomac River.
2003 Henrietta Bullinger. Public participation and Chesapeake Bay Watershed restoration policies : mechanisms and development of E-participation.
2003 Annette P. Hanada. Environment, values, and policy making : a cross cultural study.
2002 Johanna Weiss. Microbially-mediated iron cycling in the rhizosphere of wetland plants.
2002 Thomas S. B. Akre. Growth, maturity, and reproduction of the wood turtle, Clemmys insculpta (Le Conte, 1830) in Virginia.
2002 Marzena Galdzicka. A molecular genetic characterization of Ellis-van Creveld (EvC) syndrome.
2002 Timothy Brophy. Variation and systematics of the Malayan snail-eating turtle, Malayemys subtrijuga (Schlegel and Müller, 1844).
2002 Thomas P. Wilson. Microhabitat parameters and spatial ecology of the Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata): a comparison among populations .
2002 Thomas E. J. Leuteritz. Distribution, status, and reproductive biology of the radiated tortoise, Geochelone radiata (Shaw, 1802) in southwest Madagascar.
2002 Kampol Ruchiwit. The ecological dynamics of bacterioplankton and related organic compounds in the Chao Phraya Estaury [sic], Thailand.
2002 Chulaporn Muniganondh. The Spatial Analysis of Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Leaking Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks in Arlington County, Virginia.
2002 Brenda Pillari-Soheily. Bridging the gap : linking for-profit organizations to the public health initiative of combating antimicrobial resistance.
2001 Janet Marie Marshall Hughes. The relationship between naturally occurring basic extractable species found in middle distillate fuel and its lubricity.
2001 Carol A. Pollio. Amphibian community structure and breeding utilization of artificial pools created on an abandoned pyrite mine site in Prince William County, Virginia.
2001 Paige Brown. Trophic transfer of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the food web of the Anacostia River.
2001 Robert Shumaker. An examination of numerical competence within the family Hominidae with an emphasis on orang utans (Pongo pygmaeus).
2001 Saiful Islam. Seasonal dynamics of micro-, nanno-, and picoplankton in the tidal freshwater Potomac River in and around Gunston Cove.
2001 William Eckel. The secondary lead smelting industry.
2001 Patrick Dougherty. A dendroecological study of eastern hemlock decline in the Shenandoah National Park .
2001 Corey McDaniel. Development and application of a regulatory compliance improvement (RCI) approach to environmental remediation operations and maintenance (ERO&M).
2000 Faisal Al-Hothali. Study of hazardous material transportation in Fairfax County : response of emergency personnel & risk analyses.
2000 DeEtta Kay Mills. Molecular monitoring of microbial populations during bioremediation of contaminated soils.
2000 Daniel M. Sklarew. Tidal freshwater Potomac River eutrophication: patterns and relations to climate change, nutrient management and in situ factors. (For full dissertation PDF, click here)
2000 James H. Wynne, Jr. Synthetic approaches to 3-alkyl indoles and γ-carbolines.
2000 James Wilgenbusch. The influence of incubation conditions and hatchling body size on growth and survivorship of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra-serpentina) .
2000 Jeffrey M. Clayton. Life history aspects of three minnow species of the subgenus Hydrophlox (Pisces: Cyprinidae), Notropis chiliticus, N. chlorocephalus, and N. lutipinnis.
2000 Kay Frances Marano Briggs. Water chemistry, bacterial abundance and anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria in an estuarine blue hole, Andros Island, the Bahamas.
2000 Nancy B. Rybicki. Relationships between environmental variables and submerged aquatic vegetation in the Potomac River, 1985-1997.
2000 Susan Dey Cohen. A comparative population ecology study of the fungal pathogen Discula umbrinella (Syn=Discula quercina), on Quercus alba and Quercus rubra.
1999 Antoinette L. Pepin. The relative importance of hydrology and substrate in the vegetation dynamics of restored freshwater wetlands.
1999 Cynthia Warrick. A theory of environmental justice success : when impacted communities are likely to prevail.
1999 David E. Guggenheim. Management of forest fires to maximize carbon sequestration in the boreal forest of North America.
1999 Kevin G. Garrahan. Factors affecting community response to toxic waste cleanups.
1999 Laura Graham. Studies on the use of oral melatonin to control ovarian follicular activity in the domestic cat.
1999 Louis Nieves. Ecological study of the freshwater stream fishes of the Upper Mameyes River (Bisley) in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico.
1999 Malcolm M. Bliss. Reengineering the Superfund remedy selection process.
1999 Subhashini Karra. Liposome initiated immune amplification to reduce the severity of bacterial infection.
1999 Susan Norton. Using biological monitoring data to distinguish among types of stress in streams of the Eastern Corn Belt Plains ecoregion.
1999 Timothy P. Boucher. Population, growth and thermal ecology of the eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina (L.), in Fairfax County, Virginia.
1998 Carla J. Dove. Microscopic variation in downy feather characters of Charadriiformes (Aves) : a descriptive and phylogenetic analysis.
1998 Danny C. Lazenby. Environmental and health indicators : a new role for the animal disposition reporting system.
1998 Josephine R. Axt. Phosphorous retention and distribution in non-tidal palustrine forested wetlands and adjacent uplands of Virginia.
1998 Paul Merolla. Evaluation of the effects of water table fluctuations on soil radon gas emanations.
1998 Rebecca B. Wright. The effects of experimental and natural flooding on the distribution and availability of soil phosphorus in a southeastern floodplain forest.
1998 Stephen C. Whitfield. The public side of the nuclear waste issue : risk perception and value orientations.
1997 Arlene K. Darke. The effects of artificial flooding and seasonal hydroperiod variation on aluminum and iron crystallinity and phosphorus sorption capacity in a forested floodplain.
1997 Catherine J. Morrow. Studies on the reproductive biology of the female scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah).
1997 Charles C. Chusuei. X-ray photoelectron (XPS) and mass spectral (MS) studies of N,N’-disalicylidene 1,2-propanediamine (MDA on oxidized and oxide-free 304 stainless steel (304SS) surfaces.
1997 Gunnar G. Lauenstein. Temporal trends of trace element and organic contaminants in the conterminous coastal and estuarine United States, 1965-1993.
1997 JoAnn M. Schrass. The purification of a coal solubilizing agent from Trametes versicolor.
1997 Judith Ann Okay. Polygonum perfoliatum : a study of biological and ecological features leading to the formation of a management policy.
1997 Julie Mann Edge. Riverine wetland function and human-induced ecological disturbance : a watershed perspective.
1997 Linda S. Gayle. Evaluation of the restoration success of a riparian forested wetland in Virginia.
1996 Edward W. Odenkirchen. Trends in lead concentrations of roadside media.
1996 Jennifer H. Allen. Institutions, culture, and the role of scientific information in wetland policy development : a comparative study of the United States and Canada.
1996 John E. Anderson. Spectral measurements and detection of acid mine drainage precipitates and their relationship to water quality parameters at Contrary Creek, Mineral, Virginia.
1996 Kirk J. Havens. The formation of hypertrophied lenticels, adventitious water roots and an oxidized rhizosphere by Acer rubrum seedlings over time in three different hydrologic regimes.
1996 Susan Youngren. Policy implications of the use of a process to describe the uncertainty in quantitative risk assessment.
1996 Thomas C. Wood. Functionality of domestic cat ooctyes [sic] matured, fertilized and cultured as embryos in vitro.
1995 Delma Bratvold. Methodological development and distribution analysis of flagellate grazing on fluorescently labeled bacteria.
1995 Janet C. Remmers. The relationship between dioxin levels in fish or human tissues and the locations of environmental point sources.
1995 Janet M. Ruth. Effects of vegetative structure and surrounding land-uses on avian communities in the floodplain forests of Maryland.
1995 Jose V. Lopez. Molecular evolution of Numt, a recent transfer and tandem amplification of mitochondrial DNA into the nuclear genome of the domestic cat (Felis catus).
1995 Lisa G. Bates. Species indentification [sic] of sipunculan larvae by analyses of RAPD DNA polymorphisms.
1995 Roy S. Jacobson. Modeling functional properties of constructed wetlands for treating acid mine drainage.
1994 Chun Hong. Changes in serotin and dopamine across the life span of Aplysia californica.
1994 Ellie Azizsoltani. An investigation of the mechanism(s) in silicone breast implant-associated inflammation.
1994 James F. Coles. The effects of temperature and light on the four species of phytoplankton from the tidal freshwater Potomac River.
1994 Janis C. Kurtz. Structural and functional effects observed in sulfate reducing bacterial communities responding to perturbation.
1994 Jerome M. Blondell. Relationship between pesticide toxicity and poisoning occurrence in children five and under in the United States.
1994 Malcolm S. Field. Radon concentrations and their use in estimating fissure porosities and recharge areas in the karst aquifers of Walkersville, Maryland.
1994 Marta A. Bittner. The effect of dissolved natural organics on the chronic toxicity of cadmium to Mysidopsis bahia molenock (Crustacea: Mysidacea).
1994 Paul L. Knechtges. A knowledge-based system for assessing occupational exposures.
1994 Stephen J. Zylstra. Community structure indicators for monitoring tidal freshwater marsh systems on the Potomac River, Virginia.
1994 Timothy G. Standish. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) as a tool for strain identification and systematic analysis of the nematode genus Caenorhabditis.
1993 Claudia Hamblin-Katnik. USEPA Water Quality Criteria for copper : I. Exceedence of criteria in freshwater streams ; II. Influence of dissolved organic matter on toxicity.
1993 James W. Wright. Effects of fish predation on macroinvertebrate community structure.
1993 Steven L. Monfort. Endocrine control of testis function in the endangered Eld’s deer (Cervus eldi thamin).
1992 Thalia Loukidou-Kafatou. Diurnal simulation models of weather data for improved predictions of global climate changes.
1991 Jolanda N. Janczewski. An assessment of potential contamination, exposure, and policy relating to large-scale production and purification of HIV-1.
1990 Barry R. Flamm. Silvicultural effects on biological diversity in the George Washington National Forest.
1990 Candy Coogan Bartoldus. Revegetation and production in a constructed freshwater tidal marsh.
1990 Leslie W. Touart. Effects of selected insect growth regulators on ecdysteroid titers in the grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio.
1990 Linda J. Phillips. A regional assessment of toxics exposure in the United States.
1990 Robert F. Shepanek. Application of relational database theory and techniques in support of the analysis of selected trophic relationships in Chesapeake Bay.
1988 Jackson D. Harper. Effects of summer storms on the phytoplankton of a tidal Potomac River embayment.
1988 Larry J. Puckett. Biological, chemical, and physical factors controlling the chemistry of throughfall precipitation.