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2020

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Regulation of Glutamate Receptor (GLR-1) Under Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Caenorhabditis elegans, Janie Aguilera

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Slip rates and kinematics of active crustal faults in the central Oregon Cascades, Katherine Alexander

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Timing and Conditions of Metamorphism in the Cascades Crystalline Core from Garnet Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd Geochronology, Peter Baker

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Activation of Nitrite and Carbon Dioxide by Cobalt Centered Redox Active Ligand Featuring a Hemilabile Pendant Amine, Douglas F. Baumgardner

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The Impacts of Sex-Specific Diets of a Marine Predator on Ecosystem Models, Jonathan Blubaugh

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Andre Lyle Act: Skin and Bones, Janine Blue

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Integrating Synthetic Biology Derived Variables into Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Bayesian Network – Relative Risk Model: Gene Drives to Control Nonindigenous M. musculus on Southeast Farallon Island, Ethan A. Brown

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Sun, Sand, & Afternoon Showers: Creating nature-based, outdoor classroom curriculum for a central florida preschool, Ali Burdick

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Nineteenth Century Sacred Music: Bruckner and the rise of the Cäcilien-Verein, Nicholas Bygate

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Does Text Messaged Social Support Attenuate Cardiovascular and Psychological Reactivity to a Laboratory Stressor?, Tabitha C. S. Caley

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Modeling the effects of climate change on streamflow and stream temperature in the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River, Katherine Mary Clarke

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The Effects of 6 Weeks of Hip-Strengthening Exercises on Drop Jump Performance in Middle School Students, Blake Corl-Baietti

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Polybenzoxazine-Grafted Composites: Accelerated Polymerization of Benzoxazine Resins from Bulk- to Microscale Mesylated Materials, Cassidy L. Crickmore

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Clam garden bivalve dietary responses and trophic shifts in relation to environment, Octavio Cruz

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Development of TI-DFTB: Transition Dipole Moment Calculations in a Time-Independent Density Functional Tight-Binding Framework, Megan Deshaye

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Non-Traditional Music Classes in Secondary Public School Music Programs, Patrick J. Doran

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LSC Fabrication and Design: Bulk Polymerization and Ultrathin Architectures, Justin T. Doyle

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Metrics of shoreline armoring impacts on beach morphology in the Salish Sea, WA, Hannah Drummond

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Language We Fall Through, Jai Dulani

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Incorporating Characteristics of Gene Drive Engineered Ae. aegypti as Methods to Reduce Dengue and Zika Virus into the Bayesian Network – Relative Risk Model, Using Ponce, Puerto Rico as a Case Study, Steven R. Eikenbary

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Analysis of the role of RNA silencing protein 1 (Rsp1) in the biogenesis of ~23-24 nt sRNAs in Tetrahymena thermophila, Samantha Elizabeth O'Keffe Neff Ernest

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Eat the Eye: Stories, Abigail Feden

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Land, Body, Liberation: An Ecofeminist Pedagogical Approach to Place-Based Education, Amy L. Fitkin

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Effect of a Coevolved Parasitic Nematode on Fitness of the Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos), Holly Flann

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Applying the United States Forest Service National Framework for Sustainable Recreation to the Entiat Ranger District: From Theory to Implementation, Katherine Galambos

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The Role of Relational Mobility in Cultural Expression of Social Anxiety in Context, Jerry T. Geffre-Barnett

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Between Beaverhouse and Eden, Joey Griffith

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A Non-Invasive Technique for Tracking a Marine Predator (Phoca vitulina) Through Molecular Scat Analysis, Nathaniel Guilford

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Conifer establishment and encroachment on subalpine meadows around Mt. Baker, WA, Ben Hagedorn

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Water Resources on the Pacific Crest Trail: Thru-Hiker Experiences and Alternate Water Sources in 2019, Riley Hine

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Body Imagery: Stories and Essays, Eleanor Howell

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Bio-preservation Potential of Sediment in Eberswalde crater, Mars, Cory Hughes

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Active and passive joint position sense on healthy hips, Julianna J. Johnson

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When You Are Dead, Mikel Johnson

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Paleomagnetic and Structural Analysis of Geothermal Drill Core from Akutan, Alaska, Molly Kathleen Johnson

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Ethnography of Urban Food Policy: Increasing Food Sovereignty in Bellingham, Washington, Matia Jones

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The Feed, Zachary Kaplan-Moss

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Forest restoration of the exposed Lake Mills bed: assessing vegetation, ectomycorrhizae, and nitrogen relative to riverbank lupine (Lupinus rivularis), James Kardouni

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Novice Music Teachers: Beginning Secondary Music Teachers and the Challenges of Classroom Management, Christopher Kelley

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Testing the potential for using Structure from Motion photogrammetry methods to estimate seasonal mass balance on lower Easton Glacier, Mount Baker, WA, Elizabeth Kimberly

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Survival, growth, and radula morphology of postlarval pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) when fed six species of benthic diatoms, Lillian Miller Kuehl

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Effects of anthropogenic forest stresses on the distribution and abundance of the Olympic Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton olympicus) in the Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park, Travis MacNeil Kurtz

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Enslaved Midwives in the Long Eighteenth Century: Slavery, Reproduction, and Creolization in the Chesapeake, 1720 - 1830, Emily A. Lampert

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Incorporating Climate Change Predictions in Ecological Risk Assessment: A Bayesian Network Relative Risk Model for Chinook Salmon in the Skagit River Watershed, Eric J. Lawrence

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Allylic Benzoate Reductions: A Study on Stereospecificity, Michael A. Leitch

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Wave runup and morphologic change on a mixed-sediment beach in the Salish Sea, WA, Avery Maverick

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Comparing the bioavailability of a natural and synthetic iron source: Do past experiments accurately model phytoplankton response to episodic iron addition?, Clayton Mazur

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C.A.L.M., Jessica McCutchen

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Carbodiimides: Templates for Covalent Adaptable Networks and Post Polymerization Modification, Alberto J Melchor Bañales

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Not One Girl, But Many: Stories, Hannah R. Newman

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Interdisciplinary Interspecies Pedagogies for Educating in the Anthropocene: Bringing Critical Animal Studies to Huxley College of the Environment, Sarah R. (Sarah Rose) Olson

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The Effects of Hip Position on Scapular Kinematics and Muscle Activation in the Oblique Sling: A Simulated Study, Sarah Elizabeth Pine

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Neural Signaling Dynamics of Conditioning in C. elegans, Micaela R. Pribic

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Organic Molecular Crystal Engineering via Organic Vapor-Liquid-Solid Deposition, Griffin Reed

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Ornithology in the Absence of Birds, Christa Rohrbach

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Crystal Mush Dynamics of Mount St. Helens and Lassen Volcanic Center: Insights from Melt Inclusions and Titanium-In-Quartz Thermobarometry, Jeremy S. Rosen

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Investigating the effects of climate co-stressors on surf smelt energy demands, Megan Russell

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Using Multispectral Imagery to Interrogate Deposition, Alteration, and Weathering Across Curiosity Rover’s Traverse in Gale Crater, Mars, Christina Seeger

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Connecting to Nature: Mindfulness and Desire to Engage in Pro-Environmental Behaviors, Mikayla L. Shea

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Electrification and Decarbonization for Mid-sized Municipalities: A Case-study Marginal Abatement Cost Analysis, Patrick Shive

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Rationalizations Within Neoliberalism: Public Schools, Protection, and the 1980s-1990s Culture Wars in Whatcom County, Washington, Vaughan Shubert

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Every Needful Thing, Allison Spikes

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Synthesis and Characterization of Earth Abundant Metal Phosphide Photocatalysts for the Reverse Water Gas Shift Reaction, John D. Springer

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Dropout in Individual Psychotherapy From Adult Male Clients’ Perspectives, Karen L. Springer

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Synthetic Studies on Guaipyridine Alkaloids: Rupestines B and C, Evangeline Starchman

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Auto-stratigraphic evolution of experimental crater-fill basins: Implications for interpreting Mars sequence stratigraphy and paleoclimate, Lexie Stodden

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Genomic Insights and Ecological Adaptations of Deep-Subsurface and Near Subsurface Thermococcus Isolates, Lilja Caitlin Strang

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Community Structure of Benthic Microbial Mats at Hydrothermal Springs in Crater Lake, Oregon, Amanda Stromecki

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Engineering Class A Sortases: Activity and Selectivity of Hybrid and Ancestral Variants, Sarah Struyvenberg

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A Case Study of a Moderate-Sale Small Family Farm in King County, Washington: An Example of Social Capital, Socioemotional Wealth in the Context of Civic Agriculture, Kayanne J. Sullivan

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Spatial and temporal trends of the annual first detections of Paralytic Shellfish Toxin in Puget Sound, WA, Margaret Taylor

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Dendrochronological Assessment of the Easton Glacier's Terminus Position Over the Last 150 Years, Monica A. Villegas

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The Effectiveness of Large Woody Debris Placement at Improving Freshwater Rearing Habitat and Enhancing Juvenile Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) Production, Caroline J. Walls

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Plasmonic-based hybrid nanomaterial: from synthesis to application, Maggie Wang

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Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi protect Rubus idaeus from the effects of soil-borne disease and parasitic nematodes?, Erika Whitney

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Codon bias and mRNA folding stability: Two natural controls of protein expression dynamics, Anastacia Wienecke

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Textile Recycling: The Influence of Moral Licensing on the Overconsumption of Clothing, Rebecca A. Williams

2019

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Effect of Cupping Therapy on Respiratory Gas Exchange in Trained Endurance Runners, Maximilian Antush

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String Sinfonia, June 3, 2019, Program Notes, Mika Armaly

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There Is Only Us: Stories, Zoë S. (Zoë Scout) Ballering

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The effects of hallux valgus and walking speed on dynamic balance in older adults, Carolyn E. Barbee

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Synthesis of a stimulus responsive phosphine ligand and metal binding studies, Gabriel Bourne

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Isopeptide Ligations Catalyzed by Streptococcus Suis Sortase A, Sarah Bowersox

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Effects of Deep Slow Breath Training on Performance and Recovery During High Intensity Interval Cycling, Andrew D. (Andrew David) Brown

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Ethical Entanglements: Attunement and New Materialist Rhetoric, Gabriel L. Carter

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Projecting a white savior, the body, and policy: pre-classical and transitional cinema's boxing films in the United States 1893-1915, Siobhan Marie Chaney Carter

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Rhythmic Structure and Style Characteristics in the Medium of the Beatles, Robert Creigh

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Display Cases, Andrew (Andrew Alan) Crook

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A Song with Only One Word, Bailey Cunningham

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All-healing weapon: the value of Oplopanax horridus root bark in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Alissa B. (Alissa Bronwyn) Daschbach

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Are You What You Eat? The Complexities of Food Choice, Normative Influence, and Identity., Melanie del Rosario

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Slip and strain accumulation along the Sadie Creek fault, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, Cody Duckworth

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Everyone Can Grow! Winter Programming Using an Indoor Horticulture Environmental Education Program to Benefit Military Veterans, Rachel Elam

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Effect of Pedal Stance Width Manipulation via Pedal Spacers on Lower Limb Frontal Plane Kinematics During Cycling, Andrew Fife

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Quantifying the magnitude and spatial variability of bedrock erosion beneath the Sisters Glacier, Washington, using cosmogenic 3He concentrations, Sarah W. Francis

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Modeling the Effects of Climate Variability on Hydrology and Stream Temperatures in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, Kyra Freeman

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Structural Studies of Complexes of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII, Joseph S. Gish

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After-Lands, Joanna R. Gordon

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My story is not my own: A qualitative analysis of personal continuity and group narrative, Kristín G. (Kristin Guðbjörg) Haraldsson

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Barriers and Coping Strategies Among Women in a Food Desert, Renee Holt