This thesis presents two related studies on the methodology for creating, and
subsequently analyzing, an inverse food web model of an intertidal seagrass bed. The first study (Chapter 2) describes, for the first time in the literature, a method for incorporating isotopic information gained from Bayesian mixing models into an...
This thesis examines the rhetoric of Theodore Dwight Weld's American Slavery
As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses. Published anonymously in 1839, Weld's
publication became the longest antislavery tract in American history. It left its mark on
the abolitionist movement itself and future antislavery literary works most notably
Attempts were made to rear Crambus topiarius Zeller,
Euchromius ocellus (Haworth), Crambus bonifatellus (Hulst) and
Crambus trisectus (Walker) on non-aseptic meridic diets containing
wheat germ or pinto beans as basic constituents. Various methods
of diet presentation and types of rearing containers were used. Shell
vials and plastic cups used as...
Parallel programming is the major stumbling block preventing the parallel
processing industry from quickly satisfying the demand for parallel computer software.
This research is aimed at solving some of the problems of software development for
ELGDF is a graphical language for designing parallel programs. The goal of
Developing accurate predictive distribution models requires adequately representing relevant spatial and temporal scales, as these scales are ultimately reflective of the relationships between distributions and influential environmental conditions. In this research, we considered both spatial and temporal scale and the influence each has on predicting broad-scale distributions of two disparate...
The purpose of this study was to test, by means of
a controlled classroom experiment, the effectiveness of
an experimental method involving the introduction of
regular dictation of unpracticed material beginning with
Lesson 25 in the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified,
Second Edition, by Gregg, Leslie, and Zoubek.
The study involved...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the household tasks that
school-age children perform and the average amount of time spent performing
those tasks. The sample included 219 children in 135 families
taken from the Oregon sample of 210 families interviewed for the Northeast
Regional Research Project 113: "An...
The purpose of this study was to determine a student's attitudes toward
business, his level of occupational aspiration, and the degree of correlation
between them. Two questionnaires were used: Student Attitudes Toward Business
and Level of Occupational Aspiration.
The business attitude questionnaire elicited student reactions to 87
business-related statements. The...