Thesis Archives Search


This search engine will let you explore the over 1800 theses written in Honors at The University of Maine since the Program’s inception in 1935. You may search our thesis archives based on any of the fields listed above.  If the thesis is available at the Reynolds Library (Thomson Honors Center) or Fogler Library (Special Collections), the information will appear below the bibliographic data.  At last count, we had about 1800 theses in the Reynolds Library.

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A Biogeographical Assessment of Arctic Marine Fungi

Author:   Bentley Simpson
Major:   Marine Sciences      Graduation Year:   2020      Thesis Advisor:   Lee Karp-Boss & Laurie Connell

Description of Publication:  
Marine fungi play a crucial role in recycling nutrients and channeling energy to higher trophic levels in the world oceans. Despite their critical role, their distributions and community composition, particularly in the Arctic, are largely unknown. This study reveals depth-related trends of abundance, diversity, and community composition of Arctic marine fungi through analysis of data obtained in the Tara Oceans expedition. With samples from surface (0-50 m), deep chlorophyll max (50-200 m), and mesopelagic (200-1000 m) depths, relative abundance, operational taxonomic unit (OTU) richness, and diversity were found to increase as a function of depth. Basidiomycota and Ascomycota were found to to be the most dominant OTUs in Arctic water samples. This study provides potential causes for depth-related trends and yields insight into the biogeographic distribution of Arctic marine fungi.

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URL to Thesis:   https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/624/

A CASE STUDY OF HOW SYSTEMS FOR INNOVATION CAN IMPACT MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Author:   Nate Wildes
Major:   Political Science      Graduation Year:   2012      Thesis Advisor:   James Ward IV

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Location of Publication:       fogler    reynolds
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A Case Study of Revolution

Author:   Michael Jon Power
Major:   Political Science      Graduation Year:   1973      Thesis Advisor:   James S. Henderson

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Location of Publication:       fogler    reynolds
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A CHARACTERIZATION OF POULTRY FLOCKS AND POULTRY PRODUCERS IN MAINE

Author:   Alice Gluchanicz
Major:   Animal and Veterinary Sciences      Graduation Year:   2018      Thesis Advisor:   Anne Lichtenwalner

Description of Publication:  
This study sought to characterize backyard poultry flocks and poultry producers’ knowledge of poultry husbandry in Maine. A survey on poultry flock characterization, management, and health was sent to poultry producers living in Maine. Based on the survey, most backyard poultry flocks contained 7-20 birds. Chickens were the predominant poultry species in Maine. Flocks were used primarily for egg production and companionship. Management practices varied greatly among producers, indicating a need for more flock management education. Mites and coccidiosis were the most commonly reported causes of illness by producers, but several diseases affected poultry in Maine. Producers cited the internet as their main source of information but wanted more poultry publications and workshops. They expressed an interest in a wide range of poultry topics, mostly diseases.

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URL to Thesis:   https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/332

A Collection of Compositions for Diverse Instruments

Author:   Linda Louise Gilbert
Name Change:   Davenport
Major:   Education      Graduation Year:   1973      Thesis Advisor:  

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Location of Publication:       fogler
URL to Thesis:   Listed as BOOK in URSUS

A Company Town The History of Chesuncook Village, Maine: 1830-1971

Author:   Michael Laurence Lane
Major:   Philosophy      Graduation Year:   1996      Thesis Advisor:   Richard Judd

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Location of Publication:       fogler    reynolds
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A Comparative Analysis between Turbo Pascal and dBase II

Author:   Diane Elizabeth Ronan
Name Change:   Harris
Major:   Computer Science & Mathematics      Graduation Year:   1986      Thesis Advisor:   George Markowsky

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Location of Publication:       fogler    reynolds
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A Comparative Analysis of News Content of the Bangor Daily News in the 1920 and 1970’s

Author:   Barbara Ann Sleeper
Name Change:   Gorrill
Major:   Journalism      Graduation Year:   1975      Thesis Advisor:   Brooks W. Hamilton

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Location of Publication:       fogler    reynolds
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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PYOTR ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIRST AND SIXTH SYMPHONIES

Author:   Isabel A. Bohrer
Major:   Music Performance      Graduation Year:   2018      Thesis Advisor:   Beth Wiemann

Description of Publication:  
Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky was a great composer of the Romantic Era, and is admired as much—if not more—today as he was during his lifetime. Despite his successes, Tchaikovsky is seen as rather inept in adhering to symphonic forms. This paper contrasts the first and last symphonies that Tchaikovsky wrote, and compares the First Symphony’s adherence to symphonic forms and the Sixth Symphony’s weaker adherence to symphonic form. While both symphonies are well written, the Sixth Symphony is a much more emotional, dramatic, and skillfully crafted work. This is in part due to Tchaikovsky no longer feeling that he needed to follow classical conventions to the letter, and giving himself more freedom to write in ways that suited his compositional tendencies.

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URL to Thesis:   https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/320

A COMPARATIVE GENOMICS APPROACH TO USING HIGH-THROUGHPUT GENE EXPRESSION DATA TO STUDY LIMB REGENERATION IN AMBYSTOMA MEXICANUM AND DANIO RERIO: DEVELOPING A MORE COMPLETELY ANNOTATED DATABASE

Author:   Justin P. Bolinger
Major:   Chemical Engineering      Graduation Year:   2013      Thesis Advisor:   Keith W. Hutchinson

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Location of Publication:       reynolds
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