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    • Informing the construction of narrative-based risk communication 

      King, Henry William (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineering, 2019)
      The current communication of flood risk by government agencies and the scientific community to the citizens living in the floodplain is ineffective. Using the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF), this communication can be ...
    • Backward associative priming relies on an automatic semantic matching process 

      Calcaterra, Ryan David (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Backward (BA) priming, which is the facilitated recognition of targets that have a backward association with the prime (e.g., baby-stork), is said to occur due to a semantic matching process that is only engaged in the LDT ...
    • Flesh as relic: painting early Christian female martyrs within Baroque sacred spaces 

      DuBois, Stormy Lee (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architecture, 2019)
      Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's Burial of Saint Lucy (1608) in Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, Syracuse, Domenichino Zampieri's Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia (1614) in San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, and Giovanni Francesco Barbieri's ...
    • Native pollinators: the effects of livestock grazing on Montana rangelands 

      Blanchette, Gabrielle Elizabeth (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Agriculture, 2019)
      Although native pollinators on rangelands serve, in part, as food at higher trophic levels, their primary ecosystem function is pollination. With 70% of western U.S. rangelands grazed by livestock, understanding how grazing ...
    • The 2011 Dear Colleague letter: a quantitative analysis of Title IX's impact on sexual violence management 

      Aderholdt, William David (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Education, Health & Human Development, 2019)
      This is a nationwide policy analysis of the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter - a policy which changed how institutions of education responded to reports of sexual violence. Due to the substantial requirements placed on institutions ...
    • The effects of temperature on stream ecosystem structure, secondary production, and food web dynamics 

      Junker, James Robert (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Since 1880, Earth's mean temperature has risen ~0.85 °C, and increases >1.5 °C are likely by the end of the 21st century. Warming temperatures will continue to shuffle and restructure ecological communities and the ...
    • The influence of sampling design on the characterization of in-stream salmonid habitat 

      Clark, Christopher Lee (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Pacific salmon have endured widespread population extirpations with some estimates at nearly one third of historical populations. In the western coterminous United States Pacific salmon no longer inhabit upwards of 40% of ...
    • Examining the potential role of biogenic amines in vaginal microbial ecology and gynecological health 

      Borgogna, Joanna-Lynn Claire (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal disorder amongst reproductive-aged women affecting nearly 1/3 of all US women. Bacterial vaginosis is associated with an increased risk of adverse sexual and reproductive ...
    • Developing a load acquisition system for a multiaxial test frame 

      Carpenter, Aaron James (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineering, 2019)
      Material testing has traditionally been completed by using a uniaxial load frame which isolates a single stress component. Engineers however, design components for applications in a multi-axial world to withstand stress ...
    • Sodium bicarbonate amendment for enhanced astaxanthin production from Haematococcus pluvialis 

      Erturk, Berrak (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineering, 2019)
      Haematococcus pluvialis is a freshwater green microalga that is widely considered to be the richest natural source of the high value carotenoid astaxanthin. The use of bicarbonate salts as a means of efficiently delivering ...
    • The Montana modernists: redefining Western art 

      Corriel, Michele (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Through an investigation of twentieth-century Montana postwar societal aspects, I examine the emergence of an avant-garde art movement in the state. The pioneers of this movement, Jessie Wilber, Frances Senska, Bill Stockton, ...
    • Geographic perspectives on state-directed heritage production in Twentieth-Century Montana 

      Briwa, Robert Merrill (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Heritage produces deeply entrenched understandings about places across a range of geographic scales. Heritage is a deliberate framing of identity, actively constructed to promote ties binding history to place. This research ...
    • Aesthetics thinking 

      Home Gun, Melanie Ann (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Education, Health & Human Development, 2019)
      This mixed-methods phenomenological study explores aesthetic education and the visual arts as an intervention for students who have learning disabilities to enhance reading as measured by standardized test scores, self-concept ...
    • Pain assessment tools for the nonverbal critical care adult: an integrative review of the literature 

      Creek, Tami Julianne (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursing, 2019)
      Patients in critical care often lack the ability to report the presence of pain due to conditions such as altered levels of consciousness, sedation, and endotracheal tubes. Untreated or poorly managed pain may lead to ...
    • A turbulent upriver flow: steamboat narratives of nature, technology, and humans in Montana Territory 

      Kelly, Evan Graham (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      For a 25 year period in the second half of the 19th century, steamboat travel was a critically important transportation technology which influenced the material, social, and cultural existence of people and landscapes in ...
    • Restoring semi-arid lands with microtopography 

      Dillard, Shannon Leigh (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Agriculture, 2019)
      Water is often limiting to plant establishment in semi-arid lands, and this limitation can be especially pronounced in restoration contexts where human legacy impacts and/or non-native plants are present. The application ...
    • Network flux transport: concept and application to solar magnetism 

      Eckberg, Jon Thomas (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      We have developed a method to efficiently simulate the dynamics of the magnetic flux in the solar network. We call this method Network Flux Transport (NFT). Implemented using a Spherical Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation ...
    • The impact of learner generated drawings in the comprehension of earth science concepts 

      Temple, Thomas Allen (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Drawing was an activity that was common in science classes in the early 20th century. The students of today live in a world where making an image can be done effortlessly with the cameras they have access to in their cell ...
    • Outdoor education and citizen science in a high school freshwater ecology science classroom 

      Tierney, Sarah Martina (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      Outdoor education and citizen science practices were implemented into a high school freshwater ecology curriculum to assess student motivation, attitude, and in general their connection with the outside world. In this study ...
    • The effects of metacognition and standards-based grading on student achievement and perception in high school chemistry 

      Wunderlich, Katrina M. (Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science, 2019)
      In this study, students in a first-year high school chemistry class were introduced to assignments designed to increase metacognition. Students were also assessed using standards-based grades rather than a traditional ...