Laboratory experiments were used to investigate the mechanism
of plant response to water stress by determining the sensitivity of leaf
elongation, photosynthesis and transpiration in young corn plants to a
decrease in leaf water potential.
In initial experiments, 9 day old corn plants were grown at soil
water potentials of...
State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are the primary owners of roadway infrastructure in the United States. Many of the employees of state DOTs work on roadway work sites, putting them at disproportionately higher risks of injury or fatality. A review of the literature determined that a combination of policies, standards,...
This thesis documents a period of ecological and cultural change on a Willamette
Valley, Oregon landscape. In particular, this study examines the Peavy Arboretum area
and the cultural changes that accompanied the transformation of the landscape from an
oak savannah in the mid-nineteenth century to a dense Douglas-fir forest in...
During the depression era, millions of Americans listened to the weekly radio
addresses given by Father Charles Edward Coughlin. He devoted his career to
speaking out against the evils of America and felt it his duty to warn Americans
against the perpetrators of this evil. But after 1934, the tone...
Ninety-five oriented samples were obtained from nine Recent
Cascade lava flows in Oregon. Directions and intensities of remanent
magnetization were measured on a spinner magnetometer which measures
directions of magnetization to within 1.2° s.d. Angle measurements
were plotted graphically using an equal area projection. Mean
directions and statistics were calculated...
This study was designed to measure the results on public
school teachers of training in three teaching systems. The results
of the study were intended to provide evidence that might be used
for designing a single system which would bring together the most
effective aspects of each of the systems...
The major historical studies that have examined American
biology have emphasized the development of experimental biology at
the end of the nineteenth century. In this characterization, the
descriptive branch of biology has often been treated as less than
important and, in several cases, as a hindrance in the application