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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Effects of global change on algal biomineralization and benthic community interactions on California's temperate rocky reefs, Emily Marie Donham

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The Role of Bed Shear Stress in Sediment Sorting Patterns in a Reconstructed, Gravel Bed River, Samuel Emerson

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Debris Flow Fans in Yosemite Valley National Park, California, Evan Scott Enriquez

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Elucidating the Role of Mastermind-like 1 in the Degradation of Myocyte Enhancer Factor 2C, Azia S. Evans

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Exposure Assessment of Asthma and Modeling of PM2.5 during the 2007 Southern California Wildfires, Areana Flores

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Variation in Organismic RNA and DNA Content: Analysis and Application to the Assessment of Living Planktonic Biomass, Elizabeth Lam Gagneron

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“A (Blind) Woman's Place is (Teaching) in the Home”: The Life of Kate Foley, 1873-1940, Angela Gates

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The Role of Psychological States in Predicting Work Engagement: A Test of Kahn's Model, Taylor Gatti

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Cygna at the Summit, Jacqueline Gross

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A Qualitative Investigation of USA Weightlifting Facebook Follower Engagement During a World Event, Dora Gyulai

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The Effect of Heavy Quarter Squats on Vertical Jump in Female Athletes, Matthew Alan Haack

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A Fully Automated Solver for Multiple Square Jigsaw Puzzles Using Hierarchical Clustering, Zayd Hammoudeh

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Authentic Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: The Moderating and Mediating Effect of Communication Frequency, Alyssa C. Hardwick

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The Shojo Within the Work of Aida Makoto: Japanese Identity Since the 1980s, Laurel Rose Hartman

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The Upstart Orchard, Jeffrey Heid

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Sex-specific diet and rockfish consumption in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): Insights from molecular scatology, Keith Michael Hernandez

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The Effects of Repeated Global Self-Adapted Testing on Online Statistics Performance, Gita Sierra Hodell

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Variation in adrenal and thyroid hormones with life-history stage in juvenile northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), Jennifer Jelincic

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Data Reduction of a Shake-Table Experimental Study of Architectural Precast Concrete Cladding, Kanotha Charles Kamau-Devers

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Fangirl Stays West, Jessica Keaton

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RNA-Protein Structure Classifiers Incorporated into Second-Generation Statistical Potentials, Takayuki Kimura

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Geraldine, Katherine King

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Evaluation of a Silica Hydride-Based Undecynoic Acid Stationary Phase For High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Veena Menon Kozhikote

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Psychopathology and Creativity Among Creative and Non-Creative Professions, Victor Kwan

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Deconstructing Exploitative Systems and Restoring a Balanced Biosphere: An Ecofeminist Posthumanist Reading of Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres and Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer, Aubrey A. Laughlin

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Evaluating the Predictive Validity of the Global Competencies Inventory for Determining Global Leadership Outcomes, Emily Tuyet Le

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Structure, Construction, and Emplacement of the Late Cretaceous Sonora Pass Intrusive Suite: Central Sierra Nevada Batholith, California, Monika B. Leopold

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Estuarine Habitat Use by the California Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), Jacqueline Kimberly Lindsey

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Effects of Substrate Warming on Sessile Marine Invertebrate Communities in Monterey Bay, California, Stephen Loiacono

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Treatment of Sk-Mel-28 Cells With r-Moj-DM Upregulates Pro-Apoptotic Genes P53 and TNF-B While Downregulating Oncogene c-Myc, Melissa Lombardo

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Crying Wolf: An Analysis of the Use of Sensational Content within the Media and the Desensitizing Effects it has on Audiences, Lindsey Lowe

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Trapped in endoderm-1 Reveals a Novel Role for Fruitless in Drosophila melanogaster Courtship, Peter Luu

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Developing an Understanding of the Imaginative and Creative Processes Utilized in Theatrical Costume Design, Cherise Louise Mantia

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A New Hue For Heroism -Or- A Multi-Method Evolutionary Analysis of the Green Lantern Comic Book Series For Insights On the Changing Cultural Perspective of Heroism, Randolph Marchman

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Aligning K-12 and higher education: Using an intersectional approach to identify student preparation factors present upon college entry, Edgar Martinez

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Simulating and Understanding a Summertime Dry Lightning Event in Coastal California, Philip Isaac Martin

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Design and Analysis of a Low-Power 8-Bit 500 KS/S SAR ADC for Bio-Medical Implant Devices, Ehsan Mazidi

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The Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment on the Relationship Between Job and Personal Resources and Employee Engagement, Ian McAllister

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Structure and Volcanic Evolution of the Northern Highland Range, Colorado River Extensional Corridor, Clark County, Nevada, Ryan A. McKee

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Pretty maps: evaluating GIS adoption of cartographic design standards and best practices in professional publications, David Medeiros

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Mémoires: The Revolutionary Map of the Twentieth Century, Megan Merritt

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What's Happened to France? Sundays, Socialism, and Neoliberal Modernity, Michael Vincent Metz

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Synthesis and Studies of Polymers Crosslinked with Electrochemically Degradable Crosslinking Reagents, Raymond Phillip Meury

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Exploring Racial Diversity in Caldecott Medal-Winning and Honor Books, Angela Christine Moffett

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SERS Intensity Correlations to LSPR on Aggregated Au@Ag Systems, Caesar Alexander Munera

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Geochemical Modeling and Hydrothermal Experiments used to Constrain the Conditions of Illite Diagenesis in Sedimentary Basins, Michael Joseph Murphy

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Enhancing Scalability and Performance in Software-Defined Networks: An OpenDaylight (ODL) Case Study, Priyanka Neelakrishnan

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Cux2-Positive Radial Glial Cells Generate Diverse Subtypes of Neocortical Projection Neurons and Macroglia, Ton Dan Nguyen

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The Relationship between Psychological Conditions for Engagement and Voluntary Turnover: The Moderating Effects of Job Performance and Salary Growth, Krista Marie Niemela

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Drawing place field diagrams of neural codes using toric ideals, Nida K. Obatake

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Uncovering “New Man” Feminism: Arthur F. Mathews at the San Francisco School of Design, 1890-1896, Mary Okin

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Fire Water Blues, Alexander James Papoulias

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Living between Borders: Transnational Marriage and US Resettlement Patterns in Sudanese Refugee Populations, Deirdre Patterson

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Wilderness State Park Volunteers: A Qualitative Case Study of Meaning and Sustainability, Christina A. Peterson

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Structure-Function Relationship Between Quercetin, Its Methylated Derivatives and Cytotoxicity in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells, Jyoti Phatak

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Redox Active [2 x 2] Grid Complex as a Foundation for a Verdazyl Radical Grid Complex, Insight into the Electronic Structure., Benjamin Ploof

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Environmental Drivers of Benthic-Interior Exchange Events Over the Continental Shelf of Monterey Bay, California, Ben Yair Raanan

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The Impact of Performance Management System Characteristics on Perceived Effectiveness of the System and Engagement, Laura Ricci

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Can Positive Mood or Mindfulness Interventions Increase Body Satisfaction?, Gabrielle Mary Rodgers

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The Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Fog Hours of California's Central Coast, Chrissy Rogers

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Popularity Prediction of Reddit Texts, Tracy Rohlin

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Modeling Cloud Computing Threats and Vulnerabilities, Maryam Runiassy

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Studying Globular Clusters in the Dwarf Galaxy NGC 247 Using Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Imaging, Vakini Santhanakrishnan

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Cultural influences in political ideology: conservatism and vertical individualism, Cyrus Sarrafpour

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Effects of Zoledronate During Simulated Weightlessness on Bone Structure and Mechanics, Ryan T. Scott

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Zircon Geochemical and Isotopic Constraints on the Evolution of the Mount Givens Pluton, Central Sierra Nevada Batholith, Callie Sendek

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Comparative Evaluation of Malnutrition Screening in Oncology Patients in an Acute Care Hospital: A Pilot Study, Chandni Sen Sinha

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The Final Cut, Lauren Elise Serpa

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Evaluation of the Effects of Walnut Extract on the Cell Division G2/M Cyclin-Cyclin B1 in Breast Cancer Cells, Savita Pinaki Shah

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The Effects of Discrete Emotions on Risky Decision Making, Hoeun Sim

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The Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Support and Perceived Supervisor Support on the Relationship Between Teamwork Behaviors and Affective Commitment, Carlie Ann Stephens

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Synthesis and Characterization of Silica Hydride-Based Pentynoic Acid Stationary Phase, Nasrin Syed

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Evaluation of a Silica Hydride Based Diol Stationary Phase For High Pressue Liquid Chromatogrphy, Kathleen Talbott

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A Sedimentological Analysis of the Siliciclastic Fraction in Pliocene Core Sediments from Bowers Ridge, Bering Sea (IODP Exp 323), Melinda Tanner

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Egg Turning Behavior and Egg Temperature in Relation to Mercury Contamination of Forster's Terns (Sterna forsteri), Gregory T. Taylor

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Examining the Moderating Effect of Life Satisfaction on the Relationship between Perceived Underemployment and Job Attitudes among Millennials, Savannah M. Trakes

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Solitary By Any Other Name: Silence to Segregation in American Prisons, Chelsea van Aken

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A Study on the Sparsity Property of the Jordan Canonical Form, MinhNhat Vu

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Testing Camera Trap Density Estimates From the Spatial Capture Model and Calibrated Capture Rate Indices Against Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys spp.) Live Trapping Data, Timothy A. Walker

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Investigation of the Molecular Mechanisms That Mediate Neural Circuit Formation, Katherine Watters

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Developing an Empirical Correlation for the Thermal Spreading Resistance of a Heat Sink, Andrew Richard Werdowatz

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Women Business Leaders in Biotech and Hi-Tech, and Related Industry Cluster Factors, Jessica White

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Trust, Reciprocity, Fairness, and Mind Reading Under Stress, Charles Jia Yao Xie

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The Differential Reproductive Performance Of Female Tree Swallows, Tachycineta bicolor, Catherine Yi

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A Framing Analysis of Latinos in the Facebook Pages of News Organizations, Juliana Zapata Acosta

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Assessing Glacial Modification of Bedrock Valleys in the Sierra Nevada, California, Using a Novel Approach, Paul D. Zimmer

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Geometric Control Theory: Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications, Geoffrey A. Zoehfeld

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Diversity and Community Structure of Marine Invertebrate Fossil Assemblages from the Neogene of the Dominican Republic, Nina Abdollahian

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The Progress of Heartbreak: A Short Story Collection, Areeba Abid

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One County, Two Libraries: Watsonville and the Organizing of the Santa Cruz County Library System, 1900-1930, David Robert Addison

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Public Diplomacy for a Global World: The United States and Iran, Sarah A. Aghazadeh

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A Sentimental Pigeon Keeper, ADNAN ALAM

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Characterization of Gut Associated Circulating Invariant Natural Killer T Cells (iNKT) in Chronic Inflammation of the Intestine, Venus Allahyarzadeh

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The Interactive Effect of Core Self-Evaluations and Perceived Organizational Support in Predicting Work Engagement, Martin Andres Araya

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Using ground beetles (Carabidae) to assess riparian habitat restoration on the central coast of California: Chlaenius cumatillis may be a sensitive indicator, Jeondra Jessica Arrington

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Effects of Acute Exercise, Mindfulness Meditation, and Mindfulness Meditation Neurofeedback on Stroop Performance, Claire Evelyn Balgemann

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The Secret of Plinket, Priya Banwait

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Growth, mortality, and reproductive potential of California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) off central California, Cheryl L. Barnes

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The Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Diversity Climate on the Relationship Between Employee Resource Group Satisfaction and Work Outcomes, Brian Barnhart

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Using a Self-Management Project to Improve Student Performance in an Online Introductory Statistics Course, Nicholas Glenn Bathurst