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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

Environmental Citizenship in Kuwait: Finding Meaning and Mobility, Reem Alawadhi

FACILITATING PHEROMONE SYNTHESIS, Christine Beshay Boles

Place Name Restoration in Haudenosaunee Territory: Frameworks for Language and Landscape, Sophie Brown

Gendered Wilderness: Gendered Language in Wilderness Discourse, Benjamin Carpenter

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UNNATURAL DIVIDES: A CASE STUDY OF THE NY-24 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION IN 2018, Chloe Coffman

An Assessment of the National Water Model’s Ability to Reproduce Drought Series in New York State, Brenden Covert

Fishing Privileges or Privileged "Fishermen"? Federal Catch Share Policy, Jack Cramer

Drivers of jaguar (Panthera onca) distribution, density, and movement in the Brazilian Pantanal, Allison Devlin

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NUTRITIONAL EFFECTS ON CAUSAL ORGANISMS OF BEECH BARK DISEASE IN AN AFTERMATH FOREST, Gretchen Dillon

IMPROVING ESTIMATES OF WHITE-TAILED DEER ABUNDANCE UNDER SUB-OPTIMAL SURVEY CONDITIONS IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Jacob Dillon

The Use of Hydrogen Peroxide as a Source of Oxygen for Ammonia Removal in Saturated Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands, Madhuri Dinakar

HOST-ODOR ATTRACTANTS OF PHILORNIS DOWNSI [DIPTERA: MUSCIDAE], AN INVASIVE BIRD PARASITE IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Kristin Doherty

Effect of Temperature and pH for Batch Fermentation of (R)-3-Hydroxybutyric Acid with Burkholderia cepacia, Guoyu Dong

CITIZEN SCIENCE LAKE MONITORING: EXPLORING CHEMICALS OF EMERGING CONCERN MONITORING IN NEW YORK STATE, Katherine Fee

INVESTIGATION OF LAKE TROUT (SALVELINUS NAMAYCUSH) ABUNDANCE, EGG DEPOSITION, MOVEMENT, AND SPAWNING HABITAT QUALITY IN EASTERN LAKE ONTARIO, Stacy Furgal

ASSESSING THE NEED FOR ACCURATE FLOOD DAMAGE PREDICTION BASED ON FUTURE CHANGES IN PEAK FLOW OF RIVERINE SYSTEMS: IS THERE MORE UNCERTAINTY IN THE HYDROLOGY OR THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE?, KADIR GOZ

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Conservation Insights for Endemic Alpine Plants (Nabalus spp.) Facing Global Environmental Change, Kristen Haynes

TEMPERATURE OPTIMIZATION OF LACTIC ACID BATCH FERMENTATION BY LACTOBACILLUS PENTOSUS AND ITS KINETIC MODEL, Jiaqi Huang

Modeling Biogas Production Generated from the Anaerobic Digestion of Cow Manure and Water Hyacinth Mixtures, Thomas Hughes

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Understanding Habitat Effects on Pollinator Guild Composition in New York State and the Importance of Community Science Involvement in Understanding Species Distributions, Abigail Jago

Managers' Perceptions of Crowding in New York State Parks, Aaron Krinsky

Fish Assemblage Succession Within a Recovering Urban Lake, Gregory Kronisch

Chemistry and Implications of a Previously-Unknown Intermediate in the Atmospheric Mercury Oxidation, Khoa Lam

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Forest Aboveground Biomass Estimation Using Multi-Source Remote Sensing Data in Temperate Forests, Siqi Li

POLY(ETHER-ESTER) DENDRONS, DENDRIMERS AND LINEARDENDRITIC BLOCK COPOLYMERS. SYNTHESIS AND SELFASSEMBLY, Xin Liu

Spatiotemporal adaptations of Pseudomonas fluorescens to the herbicide Dicamba in a Microbial Evolutionary Growth Arena, Joseph Nasta

Stripped Down: Extractive Industries, Cultural Ecosystem Services and Environmental Identity in West Virginia, Blake Neumann

Evaluation of the Spectral Reflectance Pattern of Capsicum annuum L. Treated with Fungicides and Grown Under Controlled Conditions, Guillermo Ojeda

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Lignin Thermoplastic Blends: Biorefinery Willow Lignin and Poly(lactic acid), Mathew J. Ovadias

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USING UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TO ESTIMATE CROWN AREA-BIOMASS RELATIONSHIPS IN A NORWAY SPRUCE (Picea abies) PLANTATION, Mehmet Özen

Legacy of Robinia pseudoacacia invasion and use of ectomycorrhizal fungi to restore Pinus rigida in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, NY., Taylor Patterson

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF TOTAL DOSE AND DOSE RATE OF ELECTRON BEAM & GAMMA IRRADIATION AS A PRETREATMENT ON WILLOW FOR USE AS A BIOFUEL, Lisa Paulsen

Assessing the Implementation of Forestry Best Management Practices in the Catskill Region of New York State, Emily Paye

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Integrating Land Surface Temperature (LST) Images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Sensor for Agricultural and Human Health Studies, Timothy Pede

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Changes in bark chemistry across beech bark disease development, Michael Preminger

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REMOVAL OF PHOSPHORUS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING SIDERITE AND BIORETENTION SOIL MEDIA, Joel Requena Caal

USING A TRAIN-THE-TRAINER APPROACH TO MAXIMIZE COMMUNITY SCIENCE TRAINING CAPACITY FOR THE IMAPINVASIVES CERTIFIED TRAINERS NETWORK, Brittney Rogers

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Fine-scale microclimatic controls on soil carbon dioxide fluxes in a northern hardwood forest, Will Saunders

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Freshwater Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins and other Cyanobacterial Neurotoxins in New York Lakes, Zacharias J. Smith

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Sources of Atmospheric Fine Particles and Adsorbed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Syracuse, New York, Gram Townsend

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Exploring Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge and Aeration Control Strategy in Low Dissolved Oxygen Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification Process, Jianfeng Wen

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HABITAT SELECTION, PREY PREFERENCE, AND POPULATION ECOLOGY OF NORTHERN BARRENS TIGER BEETLES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK, McKenzie Wybron

ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF STILBENES IN IN VITRO BIOASSAYS; AND STILBENE QUANTIFICATION AND BLIGHT RESISTANCE ASSAYS OF TRANSGENIC AMERICAN CHESTNUT OVEREXPRESSING THE STILBENE SYNTHASE GENE, Xueqing Xiong

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SUGAR MAPLE LEAF CHARACTERISTICS RESPOND TO DEPTH WITHIN THE CROWN AND TO NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ADDITION, Alexander Young

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TRADITIONAL INDICATORS OF RAINFALL IN THE SELVA LACANDONA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO, John Zeiger

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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THE URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACCORDS: AN ANALYSIS OF MUNICIPAL SUSTAINABILITY PLANS IN NEW YORK STATE, Melyssa Banks

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Overtopped, Volunteer, 30- to 40-Yr-Old Sugar Maple Saplings Responded to Unplanned Release Events in an Even-Aged, Maturing Sugar Maple/Northern Red Oak Plantation, Collin Bartholomew

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New Urbanism as an Urban Design Framework: A Critical Analysis, Nicholas Bell

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The Farming Fissure: A Study Exploring Agricultural Diversification in Onondaga County, New York, Monica Blaisdell

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COMPARATIVE HABITAT SELECTION AND BEHAVIOR OF MALLARDS (Anas platyrhynchos) AND AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS (Anas rubripes) WINTERING IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION, Adam Bleau

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Effects of propagule pressure, environmental factors, and climate change on success and impacts of benthic aquatic invasions, Andrew Brainard

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ADSORPTION OF HEAVY METAL CATIONS ON KLASON LIGNIN FROM PAULOWNIA ELONGATA AND KRAFT LIGNIN, Hanchi Chen

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CHARACTERIZATION AND UTILIZATION OF HOT-WATER EXTRACTED LIGNIN FOR FORMALDEHYDE-FREE RESIN APPLICATIONS, Prajakta Dongre

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Comparison of Spring Migration Ecology of American Black Ducks (Anas rubripes) and Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, Justin Droke

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Assessing the Socioecological Restoration Potential of Successional Lacandon Maya Agroforestry in the Lacandon Rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico, Tomasz Falkowski

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Predicting Water Quality Improvements Resulting From Alternative Hydraulic Management Strategies in a Canal System Using HEC-RAS 4.1.0, Michael Fox

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NITROGEN FERTILIZER EFFECTS ON BLACK CHERRY (PRUNUS SEROTINA EHRH) REGENERATION IN ALLEGHENY HARDWOOD FORESTS, Nicolette Fruehan

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Forest Legacy Effects on Amphibian Populations: Integrating Land and Life Histories in Conservation, Harrison Goldspiel

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Assessing Arapaima Conservation and Management Through Actionable Research, Daniel Gurdak

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GROWTH AND YIELD OF SITKA SPRUCE ON AFOGNAK ISLAND, ALASKA IS LOW OR IS IT?, Devin Hansen

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Enhancing the Environmental Sustainability of the Production and Degradation of PHA Polymers, Joshua Harris

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Centrarchid Utilization and Attraction to Newly Remediated Habitat and Structure in an Urban Lake, Syracuse, New York, Deborah Hummel

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Hopanoids and lipid biomarkers as indicators of microbial communities in modern microbialites from Fayetteville Green Lake, NY and Great Salt Lake, UT, Sierra Jech

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High School Wildlife Education Through A First Job Experience: An Evaluation of Rosamond Gifford Zoo's ZooGuides Program, Jade Johnson

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Plant Community Development in Storm-induced Overwash Fans of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area, New York, Chellby Kilheffer

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The Use of Landsat Imagery and Spatial Analysis to Detect Forest Cover Change and Degradation, and Determine Forest Management Suitability Indices in the Bago Mountain Region of Myanmar, Thu Ya Kyaw

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Understanding long-term variations in surface ozone in United States (U.S.) National Parks, Deborah McGlynn

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INFLUENCES OF VEGETATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON POLLINATOR ASSEMBLAGES ON POWERLINE RIGHTS-OF-WAY, Erica McPhail

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PARASITES OF THE NEW ENGLAND COTTONTAIL (SYLVILAGUS TRANSITIONALIS) IN THE PRESENCE OF A NON-NATIVE HOST AND INVASIVE VEGETATION, Samantha Mello

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Long-Term Response of Herbaceous and Sapling Strata to Mechanical Understory Removal in Northern Hardwoods, Colin Mettey

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT AND TECHNO ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ELECTRICITY FROM COMMUNITY BASED BAMBOO GASIFICATION IN A RURAL AND REMOTE ISLAND OF INDONESIA, Dynta Trishana Munardy

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Sense and Sensibility: Scientists and Environmental Advocacy in China, Xiaole Ni

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Investigating Impacts on the Environmental Literacy of Secondary School Students Attending a Summer Science Program, Marissa Nolan

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Unmanned Aerial Systems for Estimating Canopy Structure and Assessing Vegetation Health in Willow Crops, Megan O'Keefe

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Integration of remote sensing, modeling, and field approaches for rangeland management and endangered species conservation in Central Asia, Mikhail Paltsyn

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BROOK TROUT SALVELINUS FONTINALIS DISTRIBUTION, GENETIC DIVERSITY, AND HABITAT USE IN AN ADIRONDACK RIVER SYSTEM, NEW YORK, Carrianne Pershyn

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Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Paulownia Pulp, Xiaolin Qu

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HYDROLOGIC MODELING OF GLACIATED WATERSHED IN CENTRAL ASIA, Timur Sabitov

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Geographically specific life cycle assessment of electricity from tidal turbines in the United States, Breck Sullivan

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KINETIC MODELING AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY, Peifeng Tang

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Application of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Quantify Biomass, Stem Volume, and Basal Area in a Mature Norway Spruce (Picea Abies) Plantation in Central New York, Daniel Tinklepaugh

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Assessing Irrigation in Western New York State, Maggie Todaro

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A Call for Transparency in the Food System: Case Studies of State and Federal Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Labeling Initiatives in the United States, Sara Velardi

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Beyond the Screen: How Women's Use of Social Media is Changing the Ideological American Wilderness Landscape, Theodora Weatherby

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THE WHITEWASHING OF WILDERNESS: HOW HISTORY AND SYMBOLIC ANNIHILATION INFLUENCE BLACK AMERICANS' PARTICIPATION AT NATIONAL PARKS, T'SHARI WHITE

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Larval Northern Pike (Esox lucius) Ecology in Natural and Restored Coastal Wetlands of the Upper St. Lawrence River, Ericka Augustyn

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VISIBLE LIGHT CURING OF FIBER-REINFORCED IMPACT-RESISTANT COMPOSITES, Yunyun Bi

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CONTROLLING INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN LABORATORY ZEBRAFISH (DANIO RERIO), Carolyn Chang

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Growth and molecular responses of Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) to Enterobacter sp. 638, Gabrielle Fanfan

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Habitat use and species assemblage of bats in a northeastern coastal plain ecosystem, Jessica Fletcher

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A PILOT NURSERY STUDY OF THE MISSOURI GRAVEL BED SYSTEM ON PHYTOREMEDIATION TREE SPECIES, POPULUS DELTOIDES X POPULUS NIGRA DN34 AND PINUS NIGRA, FOR POTENTIAL GROWTH ENHANCEMENT OVER SOIL GROWN TREES, Thomas Frontera

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Drainage Properties of Nanocellulose and Highly Refined Pulps by Gravity and Centrifugal Sedimentation, Jingyi Hao

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SYNTHESIS OF UNUSUAL STEROLS FROM MARINE SOURCES, Ricardo Joseph

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SOIL FERTILITY, EMERGY EVALUATION, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO MILPA IN INDIGENOUS ZAPOTEC AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS, Isaias Martinez-Bautista

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The Optimization and Applications of a Flow-Through Fluorometric System for Real-Time Monitoring of Cyanobacteria in Freshwater Systems, Margaret Pavlac

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Toward a New Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse and Dewitt, New York: Bus Rapid Transit and Urban Forestry in a Time of Climate Challenge, Yian-Kim Phan

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PROMOTING PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORS: THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS ON LITTERING WITHIN TWO ECOTOURISM DESTINATIONS IN TRINIDAD, Joel Ramtahal

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A Wilderness Paradox: Deconstructing Conflict in the Adirondack Park, Cheryl Sandrow

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Experimental Reintroduction of American Hart’s-Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum): Factors Affecting Successful Establishment of Transplants, Michael Serviss

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Plant Species Richness and Diversity of Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) Swamps in Northern New York: Effects and Interactions of Multiple Variables, Robert Smith