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  • Legacies of precipitation change alter ecosystem responses to extreme drought 

    Contributor:Slette, Ingrid; Blair, John; Hoover, David; Smith, Melinda; Knapp, Alan
    Date:2017
    Global climate change is causing more extreme droughts, as well as subtler chronic changes in precipitation patterns. Both chronic and extreme precipitation change can alter ecosystem structure and function, and these ...
  • Associations between motor cortex inhibition & gait variability 

    Contributor:Swanson, Clayton W.; Fling, Brett W.
    Date:2017
    Motor cortex inhibition is significantly associated with complex bimanual control of the upper extremities. It remains unclear whether this same relationship exists for the lower extremities. We utilized transcranial ...
  • Don’t lose focus : critical repeat photography of CSU's campus 

    Contributor:Oldberg, Katherine
    Date:2017
    Repeat photography is an effective way to analyze the built and natural environments in terms of time and space. Not only does critical repeat photography allow for historical analysis, it also requires keeping meticulous ...
  • Educational psychology : teacher-student rapport in the secondary music ensemble 

    Contributor:Adams, Sebastian
    Date:2017
    Critical topics related to the evaluation of secondary music teachers continue to undergo philosophical evolution as perspectives are introduced by experts both in and out of the field. One concern is the role of the ...
  • Match me if you can! : plant-insect interactions in common cow parsnip Heracleum maximum (Apiaceae) 

    Contributor:Smith, Brittany N.; Leipzig-Scott, Peter; Ode, Paul
    Date:2017
    Anthropogenic climate change is altering the ecology of habitats and the life histories of species that live within it. Not only does climate change influence phenologies and geographic ranges of individual species, but ...
  • Identifying a common data model approach for veterinary medical records 

    Contributor:Holbrook, Ellen; Strecker, Joseph; VandeWoude, Susan
    Date:2017
    Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) are common clinical terminologies used to encode human electronic medical records and allow for modeling of diseases and ...
  • Kyle V Singer - drawing and new media 

    Contributor:Kyle, Singer
    Date:2017
    I highlight the importance of flaws, trauma, and repression by evoking concepts of “the unconscious” through surrealist methodologies. Considering all that is suppressed/repressed within my psyche to form the culturally ...
  • Insects role changes in streams under shifting environment and climate 

    Contributor:Gutiérrez, Carolina; Harrigton, Rachel; Kondratieff, Boris; Webb, Colleen; Ghalambor, Cameron; Poff, N. LeRoy
    Date:2017
    Functional diversity quantifies the value and range of organismal traits influencing species roles and performance in ecosystems. Aquatic insect functional diversity has been examined previously, but not in the context of ...
  • Metagenomic approaches to determine soil microbial communities associated with Armillaria root disease 

    Contributor:Lalande, Bradley; Abdo, Zaid; Hanna, John; Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Warwell, Marcus; Tirocker, Joanne; Kim, Mee-Sook; Klopfenstein, Ned B.; Stewart, Jane
    Date:2017
    Armillaria root disease causes extensive damage to tree roots throughout the world and lacks successful management practices. Soil metagenomics and metatransciptomics may unlock the ability to understand how soil microbial ...
  • The influence of hydrologic regime, vegetation, and land use on carbon dynamics of Northern Sierra Nevada fens 

    Contributor:Flett, Dana; Cooper, David
    Date:2017
    Fens are a type of wetland meadow supported by ground water and are important carbon reservoirs. However, many factors can impact these ecosystems. I measured water table dynamics, vegetation composition, CO2 fluxes, and ...
  • Using needs analysis as a tool for ESP curriculum alignment 

    Contributor:Alqarni, Hanan; Ali, Halo; Garrison, Pete; Pourdastmalchi, Ali
    Date:2017
    In spite of growing attention to the needs of post-secondary English language learners, many of these students continue to struggle with their university coursework. According to Hyland, (2002) gaps in school curricula may ...
  • Obesity-induced lymph node dysregulation - a TEM analysis 

    Contributor:Solt, Claudia M.; Vanderpool, Kim G.; Foster, Michelle T.
    Date:2017
    Excess adiposity has been demonstrated to induce a chronic low grade inflammatory state, increasing disease susceptibility. Our previous studies demonstrated that mice fed a high fat diet exhibited greater collagen ...
  • Modeling HIV evolution from SIV using a humanized mouse model 

    Contributor:Curlin, James; Schmitt, Kimberly; Remling-Mulder, Leila; Stenglein, Mark; O'Connor, Shelby; Marx, Preston; Akkina, Ramesh
    Date:2017
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is believed to have arisen in humans as a result of multiple independent cross-species exposures to Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses. Here the serial passaging of SIV in humanized mice ...
  • Fine-scale genetic structure analysis of Bos taurus and Bos indicus adaptability 

    Contributor:Krehbiel, B. C.; Thomas, M. G.; Hay, E. H.; Blackburn, H. D.
    Date:2017
    Environmental impacts have varying effects on animal agriculture and genetic adaptability is necessary for livestock to continue production in adverse conditions. Genetic diversity within a population enables genetic ...
  • A new stock price prediction method using covariance information 

    Contributor:Ghorbani, Mahsa; Chong, Edwin
    Date:2017
    Stock price prediction is one of the most challenging problems in finance and is receiving considerable attention from researchers. The literature provides strong evidence that prices can be predicted from past price data ...
  • Wet, wetter, wettest : Amazon rainforest responsiveness to short-term drought 

    Contributor:Gallup, Sarah; Baker, Ian; Denning, A. Scott; Cheesman, Michael; Haynes, Katherine
    Date:2017
    The Amazonian rainforest’s massive gas exchanges with the atmosphere strongly affect CO2 concentrations globally. Dry periods in the Amazon are expected to become more common and could hinder vegetation. We compare a ...
  • Why did you do that? : luxury brands surviving economic crisis 

    Contributor:Worrell, Jennifer
    Date:2017
    The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2010 shook the world. The luxury sector was previously thought to be impervious to economic decline because of its non-cyclical nature (Som & Blanckaert, 2015). However, research has ...
  • Identification of gene regulation models from single-cell data 

    Contributor:Weber, Lisa; Raymond, Will; Munsky, Brian
    Date:2017
    In quantitative biology, one may use many different model scales or approaches to match models to experimental data. We use a simplified gene regulation model with a time-dependent input signal to illustrate many concepts, ...
  • Tomographic event reconstruction with the MicroBooNE LArTPC 

    Contributor:Caro Terrazas, Ivan; Mooney, Michael
    Date:2017
    Neutrino event reconstruction in liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) involves both the imaging of particle interactions and the subsequent performance of pattern recognition on the images to reconstruct particle ...
  • Sailing 

    Contributor:LaCrosse, Michelle
    Date:2017
    This essay examines the narrator's desire to travel and explore, what that means to her family life, and how she feels about it through personal experiences with sailing, growing up in the Pacific Northwest and learning ...

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