Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection assembles the theses and dissertations of Mississippi State University graduate students. The majority of the documents are born digital from 2001 to present; however, there are a few documents that have been digitized with the author's permission and added to the repository.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Physical Layer Security with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Advanced Wireless Networks, Aly Sabri Abdalla

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Script-based design toolkit for digitally fabricated concrete applied to terrain-responsive retaining wall design, Nada Abdel-Aziz

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Physics-based modeling of post-wildfire landslides in unsaturated hillslopes, Masood Abdollahi

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Screening and selection for resistance to gray leaf spot (Pyricularia oryzae) in early planted annual ryegrass, Calyn M. Adams

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Response of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) to salt stress, Bikash Adhikari

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Leaf area index and aboveground biomass estimation of Populus and its hybrids using terrestrial LiDAR, Surya Adhikari

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Investigating specialty crop farmers’ preferences for contract design and attitudes towards blockchain-based smart contracts, Esther Mmenaa Agyemang-Duah

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Small area estimation of county-level forest attributes using forest inventory data and remotely sensed auxiliary information, Okikiola Michael Alegbeleye

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Exponential Runge–Kutta time integration for PDEs, Trky Alhsmy

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Applying Push-Pull-Mooring model to investigate non-malicious workarounds behavior, Nawaf Rasheed Aljohani

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A screening tool for the implementation of electric and thermal energy storage systems at commercial and industrial facilities, McKenna P. Amerson

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Improved stoichiometric synthesis of CCC-NHC pincer Rh complexes and catalytic activity towards dehydrogenative silylation and hydrosilylation of alkenes, Enock Amoateng

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The effects of a moderate severity hurricane on landscape-scale heterogeneity in a longleaf pine woodland, Andrew D. Arko

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Effectiveness of intervention studies based on diet and/or physical activity in treatment, prevention, and management of diabetes among South Asians: A systematic review, Ishaan Arora

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Modeling yield and aboveground live tree carbon dynamics in oak-gum-cypress bottomland hardwood forests, Suchana Aryal

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Signings of graphs and sign-symmetric signed graphs, Ahmad Asiri

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Direct measurement of the 114Cd(��, ��)115Cd cross section in the 1 eV to 300 keV energy range, Kofi Tutu Addo Assumin-Gyimah

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Development of preservative-treated cross-laminated timber and lignin-reinforced polyurethane-adhesive for glued laminated timber, Samuel Oluwafemi Ayanleye

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Fabrication and imaging of highly ordered plasmonic Au nano-prism and self-assembled supramolecular nanostructure, Ridwan Tobi Ayinla

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Navigating the road to distributional social equity using smart cities technologies, Annus Azhar

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Philosophies of Mississippi college readiness programs, Cory Ellis Bailey

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The consequences of low energy availability related to relative energy deficiency in male athletes: A systematic review, Lauryn Bailey

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Metabolic adaptation of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis and therapeutic approach in diabetic foot ulcers., Carol L. Baker

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Advancements in geospatial monitoring of structures, Jordan Keith Baldwin

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Comparison of aging techniques in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of unknown age from the Mississippi Sound., Christa Elizabeth Barrett

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IDE-based learning analytics for assessing introductory programming skill, Phyllis J. Beck

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The use of LiDAR to measure water surface elevations in Froude-scaled physical hydraulic models, Gary L. Bell

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An analysis of moisture environments associated with mature North Atlantic tropial cyclones, Katherine Berislavich

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Patterns of distribution and dispersion of Silver Carp in an oxbow lake, Jordan Besson

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Exact solutions for Schrodinger and Gross-Pitaevskii equations and their experimental applications., Bhavika Bhalgamiya

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Hydrological and water quality assessment of forested coastal watersheds, Shreeya Bhattarai

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Trace metal analysis of pond sediments to measure deposition from a coal-fired power plant in Ackerman Mississippi, Charles Bills

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Synthesis and characterization of redox-noninnocent pyrazine(diimine) iron complexes and an inverted pyridine(diimine) ligand, Jaylan Billups

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Examining physiological and photosynthetic effect of LED lighting on lettuce and kale microgreens, James Travis Blanche

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Halide substitution of ternary bismuth chalcogenides for photovoltaic applications, Thomas Boggess

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Dog tired: Examining the relation between dog and/or cat ownership and owners’ sleep, Courtney J. Bolstad

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The interaction between predation and sound pollution on the internal and external microbiome of the grasshoppers Melanopus sanguinipes, Alanna Bond

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Exploring bistatic scattering modeling for land surface applications using radio spectrum recycling in the Signal of Opportunity Coherent Bistatic Simulator, Dylan R. Boyd

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The response of an avian community to intercropping and forest management practices in a private working pine forest, Rebecca Doyne Bracken

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Evaluation of heat abatement use, vaginal temperature, and activity of pregnant, lactating Holstein cows housed on pasture with or without the choice between shade and sprinklers for heat abatement., Kevin M. Braman

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Relationships between heat alerts, extreme heat days, and heat related mortality within the contiguous United States over the last decade, Maggye Jo Brand

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The influence of overwatering, underwatering, and waterlogging on the growth of kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala), Skyler R. Brazel

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Impacts of cover crop, soil steaming, and plastic mulch on field-grown tomato production and virus-induced gene silencing in Antirrhinum, Penstemon, Petunia, Rosa, and Rudbeckia, Brenton Andrew Earl Breland

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Changes in paleobiodiversity across the K-Pg boundary in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, Joshua Broussard

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Regional economic impacts of Enterococcus-related beach closures in Mississippi, Jessica Lynn Browne

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Determining student attentiveness by use of heart rate measurement using a wearable device, Erik Rhodes Brown

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The community ecology of ants on the Cumberland Plateau and a taxonomic redescription of the genus Stenamma Westwood, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in a southeastern treatment, Zachary Brown

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Experiences of school administrators and teachers: Challenges and promising practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, Helen Teresa Hyde Carter

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Tuning the metal/acid functionalities in HZSM-5 for efficient dehydroaromatization, Genwei Chen

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Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural extension advice on household food consumption and food security outcomes in Malawi, Mphatso Chinsinga

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Vertical federated learning using autoencoders with applications in electrocardiograms, Wesley William Chorney

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Host-acquired virus genes support an ancient antiviral role of the piRNA pathway in dipterans, Rebecca Christian

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A step toward understanding software development in the public sector: a study of a Department of Defense research and development organization, Joshua Q. Church

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Teachers’ perceptions of teacher incentives on district attendance incentive programs and their impact on improving overall teacher attendance, Ginger Hearon Cockrell

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Self-referential processing and depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Amanda Collins

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Investigating potential indicators of soil health through microbiome response to environmental and anthropogenic stressors, Austin Cook

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Macroecological patterns of frugivorous fishes’ diversity (Serrasalmidae) in the Amazon drainage basin, Karold Vivianna Coronado Franco

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Protecting the vulnerable: Tornado sheltering and communication of public shelters with a case study from the COVID-19 pandemic, Craig Douglas Croskery

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What makes firms survive longer? A survival analysis using hazard function for Mississippi establishments, Sabin Dawadi

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Determining the best indicators for targeted selective treatment development against gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep and goats in Mississippi, Lindsey N. Dearborn

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Targeting SR-mitochondria crosstalk to treat calcium-dependent arrhythmias in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, Arpita Deb

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Loaded Lipid Emulsified Volatile Anesthetics in Canine Primary Hepatocytes, Patricia de Carvalho Ibrahim Obeid

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Faculty experiences facilitating study abroad, Francis Edmond Dechert

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An investigation into transcription fidelity and its effects on C. elegans and S. cerevisiae health and longevity, Olivia S. Dinep-Schneider

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Molecular characterization of seminal plasma from boars with divergent sperm quality, Notsile Hleliwe Dlamini

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The effects of mechanical strain on vascular calcification and the canonical Wnt pathway, Hannah E. Douglas

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A silvicultural approach to increase drought resistance and resilience in longleaf pine, Kyle R. Dues

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Eddy current defect response analysis using sum of Gaussian methods, James William Earnest

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Developing systems engineering and machine learning frameworks for the improvement of aviation maintenance, Fatine Elakramine

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Race, gender, and inheritance: The experience of Black farmers in Mississippi, Gbenga Idowu Elufisan

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Mortality, survivorship, and institutionalization: demographic analysis of the Mississippi State Asylum in context, Taylor A. Emery

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Monolithic multiphysics simulation of hypersonic aerothermoelasticity using a hybridized discontinuous Galerkin method, William Paul England

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Valuation of oyster reef restoration along the Gulf Coast, Freedom Enyetornye

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A four-pronged approach to addressing a wild pig invasion in a bottomland and upland forested landscape, Tyler Scott Evans

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Evaluating the immunogenicity of colonization proteins of S. pneumoniae for identification of vaccine candidates, Isidora Fereday

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Anomaly detection in SCADA systems using machine learning, Eric Kudjoe Fiah

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Activity level of Helicoverpa armigera Nucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV) and feeding habits of Helicoverpa zea larvae after ingestion of HearNPV in Mississippi soybean, Judge Tyler Fortenberry

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The effectiveness of PBIS for students who have Behavior Interventions Plans, Valeria Shaunta Fortune-Wilson

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Automated mapping of oblique imagery collected with unmanned vehicles in coastal and marine environments, Jacob B. Freeman

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Development and evaluation of an automated tactical tillage tool to control weeds in row-crop production systems, Grace McCormick Friday

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Physiology of human-equine interaction during substance withdrawal, Molly Marie Friend

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Unmanned aerial system integration safety and security technology ontology, Rebecca A. Garcia

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Lateral swelling pressure in variably saturated expansive clay, Steven Ray Garrett

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Visual and spatial audio mismatching in virtual environments, Zachary Lawrence Garris

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Upland cotton and nematodes: An analysis of historical resistance, upcoming threats, and co-inoculation effects, Amanda Gaudin

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Inline real time moisture sensing for gin cotton, Lucas Gay

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Robotic cotton harvesting with a multi-finger end-effector: Research, design, development, testing, and evaluation, Hussein Gharakhani

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The influence of marsh edge and seagrass habitat on summer fish and macroinvertebrate recruitment to a northern Gulf of Mexico coastal system, Rebecca Lea Gilpin

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Vaccination and immune response of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) against virulent Aeromonas hydrophila, Basant Mahmoud Ali Gomaa

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Effect of environmental and geometrical factors on microstructure, desiccation cracking, and carbon dioxide flux in clays, Charles Clayton Goodman

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Gene expression effects on productivity and stress tolerance in polyclonal plantings of Populus deltoides, Macy Gosselaar

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An investigation into perceptions, expectations, and development of professional skills in engineering students, Morgan Kathryn Green

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Isolation and culture of Epichloё for reinfection of endophyte-free southeastern wildrye (Elymus glabriflorus), Bryna Joann Haile

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Object itineraries of metal artifacts from the Stark Farm Site Complex (22OK778), Madeleine Marie Hale

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Shepherding the flock: How identification with a brand community leads to brand religiosity within community, Haley Elizabeth Hardman

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Effects of alternative jet fuels on aerospace-grade composites: experimental and modeling studies, Naoufal Harich

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Predicting how science self-efficacy and identity contributes to postsecondary STEM degree selection, Bo Jason Hayes

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Effects of adding graphene-based nano materials on cure time and bond strength of adhesives, Bradia T. Henfield

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Evaluating the relationship between methane seeps and seafloor geomorphology on the northern US Atlantic margin, Gabriel Hernandez

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A generalizable method and case application for development and use of the Aviation Systems – Trust Survey (AS-TS)., Jamison Hicks