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    • Selective Harvesting at Sewanee 

      Dyson, David; Ouzts, Jesse (2006-04-22)
      Logging damage to residual trees left after a harvest in mixed upland hardwoods on the Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, TN can be both common and extensive. The extent (frequency and severity) of such damage and an assessment ...
    • Fate of Farmland and Forest in Rural Tennessee 

      Gray, Mary Bruce; Hinkle, Megan; Merrill, Haley; McGrath, Deborah; Smith, Ken; Willis, Kevin (2006-04-28)
      Dunlap, TN is located in the Sequatchie Valley (Figure 1), and mining, timbering, and farming once sustained its economy. Currently, the townspeople actively recruit industry to boost employment and revenue. Recently, ...
    • Exploratory Synthesis and Characterization of Various Metallotropic Liquid-Crystalline Halides 

      Monks, Brendan M.; Green, Cain S.; Bachman, Robert (2008-04-17)
      Metallotropic liquid crystals represent a new class of exceptionally metal-rich ordered fluid materials. Building on earlier work of the Martin group we explored many different synthesis techniques for liquid crystal metal ...
    • Condensed Phase Engineering: From Molecular Structure to Physical Properties 

      Dauer, Helen B.; Barker, Daniella M.; Bachman, Robert E. (2008-04-17)
      The observed physical properties of all materials are tied intimately to the underlying "molecular" and "supramolecular" structures - that is the arrangement of atoms into molecules and the arrangement of molecules into ...
    • Comfort Seeking: Validation of a new measure and its association with GPA 

      Bardi, C. Albert; Brady, Michael F.; Kravitz, Rachel A.; Magrath, Elizabeth R.; Thomasson, Ann L.B. (2009-04-16)
      Comfort seeking is defined as the pursuit of physical, mental and social ease. A measure of comfort seeking would theoretically correlate positively with measures of dependent personality traits (Dependent Personal ...
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Water-Soluble Nanomaterials 

      Miles, Deon; Renehan, John R.; Giesen, Joseph A.; Dale, April D.; Logan, Laura A. (2009-04-16)
      Monolayer-protected CdSe and ZnSe quantum dots (qdots) were synthesized in aqueous solutions. Several water-soluble thiols were used to protect the semiconducting core from surface oxidation and to improve the stability ...
    • Optimization of Oxidative Desulfurization: Using a film-shear to achieve ultra-low sulfur levels in diesel fuel 

      Dauer, Helen; Fox, Brandy R.; Tyler, David R. (2009-04-16)
      A major focus of clean-fuels research involves the removal of sulfur contaminants from diesel jet fuel. Oxidative desulfurization with aqueous hydrogen peroxide as the oxidizing agent is one possible method of sulfur ...
    • Evaluation of two organic laboratory experiments according to the principles of green chemistry 

      Carpenter, Molly; Gray, Margaret Anne; Dauer, Helen (2009-04-16)
      A new trend in chemical education incorporates green chemistry practices into laboratory courses as evidenced by the Green Organic Chemistry course taught by Kenneth Doxee and James Hutchison at the University of Oregon. ...
    • Mathematically Generated Fife Tunes 

      Tracy, Anna; Drinen, Doug (2009-04-16)
      Trying completely to reduce musical composition to a simple mathematical algorithm may be impossible, but mathematics undeniably plays a major role in writing music. To investigate the role of mathematics in musical ...
    • Measuring the galvanotaxic response of Amoeba proteus to a changing DC electrical field 

      Palisano, John; Sealander, Bryce; Merriman, Joseph; Brown, Jim; Hart, Francis X. (2009-04-16)
      Galvanotaxis is the change in cellular movement created by an electrical field. Different types of motile cells have been shown to exhibit galvanotaxis on a time frame of an hour in previous investigations. Amoeba typically ...
    • Doran's Cove: Cultural Memory in the Landscape 

      Fowler, Rebecca (2010-04-15)
      This paper explores the vernacular architecture, genealogical landscapes, and community memories of Doran's Cove, a small rural settlement of southern Appalachia riding the state line between Alabama and Tennessee. Residents ...
    • Oak Regeneration in the Lake O'Donnell Watershed 

      Wolford, Deana; Smith, Ken; McGrath, Deborah; Nunley, Nicole (2010-04-15)
      Previous studies have examined the effects of thinning and fire on oak regeneration, and changes in oak-hickory forests are related to shifts in the fire disturbance regime and shade cast by mid- and understory vegetation ...
    • Equatorial Pacific Macronutrient Regimes and Autotrophic Biomass 

      Dixon, Paul (2010-04-15)
      Oceanic primary production plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. This project investigated the relationship between macronutrient concentration and primary production in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean. ...
    • A Comparison of Pelagic Invertebrate Communities in Vernal Pools and Lakes Around Sewanee, Tennessee 

      Loria, Stephanie; Donnell, Sarah; Hassell, Daven; Taylor, Jon (2010-04-15)
      Vernal pools are seasonally filled and therefore provide a predator free habitat for a diversity of invertebrates, such as salamanders and crustaceans that are normally consumed by fish in aquatic habitats such as lakes. ...
    • Differences Between Male and Female Division III Athletes in Eating Attitudes, Body Perception, and Reason for Exercise 

      Hague, Christopher (2010-04-15)
      With the continual focus on achievement and large training volumes, researchers have labeled collegiate athletes as a high risk group for eating disorders. Most research to date, however, has centered solely on female ...
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Bipyridine-Based Platinum (II) Mesogens 

      Fried, Sarah; Taliaferro, Annie; Brahm, Erin (2010-04-15)
      Platinum (II) diimine complexes display a wide array of interesting physical properties, including luminescence, photoredox chemistry, polymorphism and polychromism. By coupling these chromophores to Guerbet alcohols we ...
    • Forest Restoration at Sewanee 

      Jeffers, Johnson; Smith, Ken (2010-04-15)
      Two methods used to restore oak-hickory forests include prescribed burning and the removal of non-native tree species. The objective of this study was to restore a 30-acre stand in Sewanee, Tennessee by removing non-native ...
    • Latino/a Conceptions of Assertiveness: Preliminary Results from a Qualitative Study 

      Bardi, C. Albert; Chandrasekaran, Chetna; Clark, Sarah; Croasdaile, Lauren; Mates, Hadley; McNair, Caroline; Pickett, Leigh Anne (2010-04-15)
      Assertiveness has been defined as the verbal and nonverbal, direct expression of feelings (Gay, Hollandsworth & Galassi, 1975) and the positive, productive expression of one's needs, feelings, preferences or opinions ...
    • Swarm Dynamics and the Evolution of Antipredator Tactics 

      Cooper, Guy; Drinen, Douglas (2010-04-15)
      My work makes use of the Boids concept devised by Craig Reynolds in 1986. Boids is an artificial life algorithm that simulates the flocking or swarming behavior of certain species such as birds or fish. Each "boid" is ...
    • Water-Soluble, Monolayer-Protected Quantum Dots 

      Miles, Deon; Giesen, Joseph A.; Henry, Elizabeth M.; Dale, April D.; Borchardt, Adrienne C. (2010-04-15)