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Graduate Study - Thesis Directory

Below is a list of theses titles from 2004 to present from Graduate students in the area of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences.  The list provides a good representation of the range of research disciplines that our field encompasses.  The major advisor is listed in parenthesis after the thesis title.

Horticultural Research

Bradly Libby, M.S. 2011.  Propagation, Nursery Container Production, and Rhizome Growth Studies of Vaccinium angustifolium Ait. and Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. subsp. minus (Lodd.) Hulten.  (Smagula)

James Santiago, M.S. 2011.  Improving Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) Growth and Development Through Optimal Mineral Nutrition.  (Smagula)

Gwen Hawkins, M.S.  2010.  Consumer Interest and Compost Substrate Management of Organic and Sustainable Plants.  (Burnett)

Janice Huebner, M.S. 2010.  Wild Turkey Foraging Behavior and Crop Depredation on Wild Blueberry Farms in Maine.  (Yarborough)

Youping Sun, Ph.D. 2010.  Genetic Diversity, Micro Propagation, and Cold Hardiness of Ilex Glabra (L.) A. Gray.  (Zhang)

Katherine Garland, M.S. 2009.  Production of Heuchera and Coleus.  (Burnett)


Soil and Environmental Science Research

Jay Raymond, M.S. 2011.  Soil Drainage Class Influences on Soil Carbon in a New England Forested Watershed.  (Fernandez)

Farrah Fatemi, Ph.D. 2011.  The Effects of Long-term Nitrogen Enrichment and Acidification on Soil C, N, and P Dynamics at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine.  (Fernandez)

Erin Redding, M.S. 2011.  Phenology at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine:  Foliar Chemistry and Morphology.  (Fernandez)

Andrea Burke, M.S. 2011.  Modeling Biomass and Nutrient Dynamics in Maine Balsam Fir Stands:  Influence of Increased Silvicultural Intensity on Forest Sustainability.  (Fernandez)

Heidi Waldrip, Ph.D.  2011.  Forms, Distribution and Potential Availability of Phosphorus from Poultry Manure.  (Erich)

Jon Kell, M.S. 2009.  Soil-Site Influences on Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis, L.) Stem Quality.  (Fernandez)

Michael Sanclements, Ph.D. 2009.  The Chemistry of Acidic Soils in Humid, Temperate Forested Watersheds with Emphasis on Phosphorus, Aluminum and Iron.  (Fernandez)


Sustainable Agriculture Research

Heather Bryant, M.S. 2008.  The Effects of Row Spacing, Seeding Rate, and Certain Other Factors on the Yield of Oats and Establishment of Red Clover.  (Hutton)

Erica Fitzpatrick-Peabody, M.S. 2008.  Methodology and Assessment of the Susceptibility of Potato Genotypes to Phytophthora Erythroseptica Causal Organism of Pink Rot.  (Lambert)

Ellen Mallory, Ph.D. 2007.  Crop/Livestock Integration Effects on Soil Quality, Crop Production, and Soil Nitrogen Dynamics.  (Erich)

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Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
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