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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Water Transport in the Lateral Line Canal of the Intertidal Fish Xiphister mucosus (Girard 1858) and Its Significance to Evaporative Water with Preliminary Observations of the Metabolic Consequences of Water Loss, Whitney Anne Gayer

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Understanding the Impacts of Urbanization on the Avian Community of Portland Oregon and Evaluation of the Portland Oregon Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Andrew Daniel Gibbs

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Maternal Angiotensinogen Genotype and Fetal Sex Impact Uteroplacental Function and the Developmental Origins of Stress-Induced Hypertension, Jessica Faith Hebert

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Investigating the Role of Genomic Variation in Susceptibility to Environmental Chemicals across Populations, Lindsay Adrian Holden

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Whence and Whither: Acoustic Variability and Biogeography of Tarsiers in North Sulawesi, Olivia Clare Kulander

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Effect of Microbes on the Growth and Physiology of the Dioecious Moss, Ceratodon purpureus, Caitlin Ann Maraist

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Morphological Correlates and Behavioral Functions of Sound Production in Loricariid Catfish, With a Focus on Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855), Monique Renee Slusher

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Completion of DNA Replication in Escherichia coli, Brian Michael Wendel

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Fungal Endophytes in a Seed-Free Host: New Species That Demonstrate Unique Community Dynamics, Brett Steven Younginger

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Adaptive Evolution under Favorable and Unfavorable Population Genetic Conditions in Caenorhabditis elegans Nematodes, Stephen Fuller Christy

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The Cul3 Ubiquitin Ligase: an Essential Regulator of Diverse Cellular Processes, Brittney Marie Davidge

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Why Do Animals Do What They Do, When They Do It? Characterizing the Role of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Seasonal Life-History Transitions, Catherine Anne Dayger Forbes

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Evolution and Metabolic Potential of Francisella-like Endosymbionts of Ticks, Jonathan Graham Gerhart

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Symbiosis with Nitrogen-fixing Rhizobia Influences Plant Defense Strategy and Plant-predator Interactions, Adrienne Louise Godschalx

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Let the Seeds Fall Where They May: Investigating the Effect of Landscape Features on Fine-Scale Seed Dispersal, Monica R. Grasty

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Expanding Metabolic Diversity of Two Archaeal Phyla: Nanoarchaeota and Korarchaeota, John Forad Kelley

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An Efficient Pipeline for Assaying Whole-Genome Plastid Variation for Population Genetics and Phylogeography, Brendan F. Kohrn

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Uncovering Coxiella burnetii's Pathogenicity by Elucidating its Metabolism and Host Interactions, Jess Annai Millar

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Examination of Human Impacts on the Biodiversity and Ecology of Lichen and Moss Communities, Hannah Marie Prather

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Investigating the Role of Small Noncoding RNAs in Vertebrate Anoxia Tolerance, Claire Louise Riggs

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Transcriptomic Regulation of Alternative Phenotypic Trajectories in Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Amie Lynn Thomas Romney

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Quantifying the Impacts of a Novel Predator: the Distinctive Case of the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) and the Invasive American Bullfrog (Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana), Kyle Scott Tidwell

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Predicting Parturition in a Long-Gestating Species: Behavioral and Hormonal Indicators in the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), Heather Kelly Velonis

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Intestinal Microbiota Diversity of Pre-Smolt Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Across Six Oregon and Washington Hatcheries, Christina Carrell Yildirimer

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Sex-Specific Fungal Communities of the Dioicous Moss Ceratodon purpureus, Mehmet Ali Balkan

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Survivorship and Breeding Dispersal Patterns of a Migratory, Socially Monogamous Passerine; the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), Adam John Becker

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Investigating the Effects of 17α-Ethynylestradiol on Mitochondrial Genome Stability, Alicia M. Chivers

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Investigating the Origin and Functions of a Novel Small RNA in Escherichia coli, Fenil Rashmin Kacharia

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Stranding Mortality Patterns in California Sea Lions and Steller Sea Lions in Oregon and Southern Washington, 2006 to 2014, Kessina Lee

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Phylogeography of Two Species of the Genus Apochthonius Chamberlin, 1929, in the Pacific Northwest (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones), Brandi Lynn Welch

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Surviving Catastrophe: Resource Allocation and Plant Interactions Among the Mosses of Mount St. Helens Volcano, Trevor David Williams

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Insulin-like Growth Factor Pathway Described in Austrofundulus limnaeus Diapause and Escape Embryos, Steven Cody Woll

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Role of Pyrococcus furiosus Transcription Factor E in Transcription Iniitiation, Robyn Lynn Eustis

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Applying GPS and Accelerometers to the Study of African Savanna (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Welfare in Zoos, Matthew Robert Holdgate

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A Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Sulfolobus Spindle-Shaped Virus 1, Eric Alexander Iverson

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Paleological and Ecological Impacts of Virus Silicification, James Robert Laidler

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Neurobiology of Seasonal Life-history Transitions, Ashley Rae Lucas

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Phenotypic and Mutational Consequences of Mitochondrial ETC Genetic Damage, Michael James Lue

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Mechanisms of Adaptation in the Newly Invasive Species Brachypodium sylvaticum (Hudson) Beauv., Gina Lola Marchini

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The Impeccable Timing of the Apple Maggot Fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Dipetera: Tephritidae), and its Implications for Ecological Speciation, Monte Arthur Mattsson

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Genes Affecting the Repair and Survival of Escherichia coli Following Psoralen-Induced Damage: a DNA Interstrand Crosslinking Agent, Anthonige Vidya Perera

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The Biology of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Survival, Reproduction, and Testosterone Secretion, Lucas J. Redmond

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Investigations of Larval Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus Osmotic Stress Tolerance and Occurrence in a Tidally-Influenced Estuarine Stream, Gregory Shell Silver

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Developmental Mechanisms that Support Genome Stability and Embryonic Survival in Stress-tolerant Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Josiah Tad Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Investigating a Role for the CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein δ in the Developing Zebrafish, Alisha Jennifer Beirl

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The orientation of the Pyrococcus furiosus transcription factor TFB2 in the transcription initiation complex, Arati Bhattarai

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Behavioral Observation and Paternal Investment of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Christopher Michael Chutter

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The Boiling Springs Lake Metavirome: Charting the Viral Sequence-Space of an Extreme Environment Microbial Ecosystem, Geoffrey Scott Diemer

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Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS): Which ROS is Responsible for Cardioprotective Signaling?, Anders Olav Garlid

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Seasonal and Sex Differences in the Effects of Melatonin on Brain Arginine Vasotocin in Green Treefrogs (Hyla cinerea): Relationship to Melatonin Receptor 1a, Christina Marie Howard

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Assessment of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on Invasion Success in Brachypodium sylvaticum, Caitlin Elyse Lee

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The Role of Mate Preference and Personality on Reproductive Performance in an Ex-Situ Conservation Breeding Program for the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Meghan S. Martin

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Agricultural Management Decisions Impact Isoprene Emission and Physiology of Arundo donax, an Emerging Bioenergy Crop, Jason Charles Maxfield

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Characterization of Functional Domains of Cul3, an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase, Using Chimeric Analysis, Jennifer Anne Mitchell

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Abundance and Distribution of Major and Understudied Archaeal Lineages at Globally Distributed Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, Alexander Fenner Rutherford

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Testing the Ecological and Physiological Factors Influencing Reproductive Success in Mosses, Erin Elizabeth Shortlidge

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Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Infection and Common Mycelial Network Formation on Invasive Plant Competition, Rachael Elizabeth Workman

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Temperature Dependent Transcription Initiation in Archaea: Interplay between Transcription Factor B and Promoter Sequence, Ming-Hsiao Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An Experimental Investigation of Nest Reuse and Nest Site Selection in an Open-Cup Nesting Passerine, Sarah A. Cancellieri

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An Evaluation of the Nontarget Effects of Transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis Maize on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Soil Ecosystem, Tanya Elizabeth Amy Cheeke

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Microbial Biomineralization of Iron, Wen Fang

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First Bacterial Endosymbionts Found in the Phylum Ascomycota, Eileen Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

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Gene Expression Life History Markers in a Hatchery and a Wild Population of Young-of-the-Year Oncorhynchus mykiss, Ian D. F. Garrett

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Expression of Growth Arrest and DNA Damage Protein 45-alpha (gadd45-alpha) and the CCAAT/enhancer binding protein-delta (C/EBP-delta) in Fishes Exposed to Heat and Hypoxia, Daniel Omar Hassumani

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The Effect of Temperature on Phenotypes of the Invasive European Green Crab: Physiologic Mechanisms that Facilitate Invasion Success, Amanda Kelley

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Exploring Tissue Engineering: Vitamin D3 Influences on the Proliferation and Differentiation of an Engineered Osteoblast Precursor Cell Line During Early Bone Tissue Development, Shelley S. Mason

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Interspecific variation in leaf-level biogenic emissions of the Bambuseae, Andrea Natalie Melnychenko

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Application of GIS and Spatial Analysis of Golden Eagle Fatalities Caused by Wind Turbines at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource, Andrew James Pinger

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Methyl Halide Production by Calcareous Periphyton Mats from the Florida Everglades, Ann Eileen Raffel

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Ecomorphology and Mating Behavior of Two Species of Night-stalking Tiger Beetles, Omus audouini and O. dejeanii, Robert Kent Richardson

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Ecology of White-Cheeked Crested Gibbons in Laos, Julia Cleverly Ruppell

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Novel Thermophilic Bacteria Isolated from Marine Hydrothermal Vents, Christine Demko Sislak

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CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein Delta (C/EBP-delta) Expression in Antarctic Fishes: Implications for Cell Cycle and Apoptosis, Isaac Martin Sleadd

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Biological Treatment of Leachates of Microaerobic Fermentation, Manar Arica Alattar

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The Effects of Hypoxia and Temperature on Developing Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Skye N. Anderson

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Externally-Expressed Fluorescence across Sexes, Life Stages, and Species of Spiders, Erin Brandt

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The effects of temperature on the dispersion and reaggregation stages of development in the annual killifish, Austrofundulus limnaeus, Timothy Grant Cleaver

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Examining the Effect of Maternal High-Fat Diet Consumption on the Physiology and Pancreas Development of Fetal and Juvenile Nonhuman Primate Offspring, Sarah Michelle Comstock

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Causes and Consequences of Mitochondrial Variation in Caenorhabditid Nematodes, Kiley Ann Hicks

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Use of Two-Dimensional Agarose-Gel Analysis to Characterize Processing of UV-Irradiated Plasmids and the Composition of the Replisome Following UV-induced Arrest, Harout Arthur Jeiranian

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Relative Heart Ventricle Mass and Cardiac Performance in Amphibians, Gregory Joseph Kluthe

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Site Fidelity, Associations and Long-Term Bonds of Short-Finned Pilot Whales off the Island of Hawai`i, Sabre D. Mahaffy

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Metabolic Support of Anaerobiosis in Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Andrew McCracken

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The Role of Nucleotide Excision Repair in Restoring Replication Following UV-Induced Damage in Escherichia coli, Kelley Nicole Newton

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Effects of Reactive Oxygen Species on Life History Traits of Caenorhabditis elegans, Samson William Smith

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Post-occupancy Evaluation at the Zoo: Behavioral and Hormonal Indicators of Welfare in Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus abelii), Leigha Tingey

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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High Mobility Group Protein 1 (HMGB1) And Its Role As A Global Transcription Regulator In Response To Temperature Fluctuations In The Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Victoria Martin Alla

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Differences in Sexual Dimorphism and Influences of Sexual Dichromatism on Crypsis Among Populations of the Jumping Spider Habronattus oregonensis, Jason Bazzano

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Population Structure of Island-Associated Pantropical Spotted Dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in Hawaiian Waters, Sarah Shelby Courbis

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A Study of Soil Organic Matter and Its Controlling Factors in Portland, Oregon, Megan Dillon

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Genetic Substructure of Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) Populations Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington, Diana Lynn Dishman

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Microbial Ecology of Active Marine Hydrothermal Vent Deposits: The Influence of Geologic Setting on Microbial Communities, Gilberto Eugene Flores

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Postfledging Survival and Habitat Use of Spotted Towhees (Pipilo maculatus) in an Urban Park, Amy Ann Shipley

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Subsurface Igneous Mineral Microbiology: Iron-Oxidizing Organotrophs on Olivine Surfaces and the Significance of Mineral Heterogeneity in Basalts, Amy Renee Smith

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Propagule Pressure and Disturbance Drive the Spread of an Invasive Grass, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Laura Alayna Taylor

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Total Mercury in Stranded Marine Mammals from the Oregon and Southern Washington Coasts, Nathan J. Wintle

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Molecular Genetic Analysis of CRELD1 in Patients with Heterotaxy Disorder, Samaneh Zhian

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Biogeography of the American Pika (Ochotona princeps) in Oregon and Southern Washington : illuminating genetic relationships among disjunct populations, George Washington Batten III

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Mitochondrial Inheritance and Natural Phenotypic Variation among Caenorhabditis briggsae Populations, Anna Luella Coleman-Hulbert

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Evolutionary Dynamics in Molecular Populations of Ligase Ribozymes, Carolina Diaz Arenas