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Theses/Dissertations from 1995

Comparative Breeding Ecology and Success of Roadside Hawks in Human-Modified and Forest Habitats of Péten, Guatemala, Theresa Panasci

Tectonic Implications of Pennsylvanian and Permian Conodont Biostratigraphy at Selected Locations in the Diamond Range, White Pine and Eureka Counties, Nevada, Dixon Van Hofwegen

Food Habits, Breeding Biology, and Status of the Gray-Backed Hawk (Leucopternis Occidentalis) in Western Ecuador, Hernán Vargas

Identification of Eating Disordered Behavior in College-Aged Female Athletes, Jennifer E. Vawter

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

Stratigraphy of a Portion of the Lower Permian Dry Mountain Trough, Southern Sulphur Spring Range and Central Diamond Mountains, East-Central Nevada, Steven W. Dobbs

Occurrence and Habitat Associations of Diurnal Raptors Along the Bio-Bio River, Chile, John Foss

Seismic Evidence of Conjugate Normal Faulting: The 1984 Devil Canyon Earthquake Sequence Near Challis, Idaho, Suzette M. Jackson

Effects of Arm Elevation on Tests of Lung Mechanics in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Michele J. Lancaster

Science-Policy Interactions: Idaho Forest Practices Act Rules and Regulations, Kathleen A. Seyedbagheri

The Loggerhead Shrike in Southwest Idaho, Christopher P. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

Ecology of the Madagascar Buzzard, Buteo Brachypterus, in the Rain Forest of the Masoala Peninsula, James Berkelman

Studies of Ferruginous Hawk Biology: I. Recoveries of Banded Ferruginous Hawks from Presumed Eastern and Western Subpopulations, II. Morphological and Genetic Differences of Presumed Subpopulations of Ferruginous Hawks, III. Sex Determination of Nestling Ferruginous Hawks, Daniel N. Gossett

Exercise During Pregnancy: Effects on the Mother and the Fetus, Christine Haley

Experimental Observation of the Seismic Effect of Variations in the Thickness of the Water-Table Waveguide, James Carlton Parker Jr.

Factors Affecting Foraging and Productivity of Ospreys (Pandion Halieatus) at Cascade Reservoir, Idaho, James M. Phelps III

A Survey of the Health Status of Certified Athletic Trainers in the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association, Kevin D. Roberts

The Ecology of Wintering Gyrfalcons (Falco Rusticolus) in Central South Dakota, Gonzalo H. Sanchez

Selected Early Permian Ammonoids from Portuguese Springs, White Pine County, Nevada, Tamra Andrake Schiappa

Breeding Ecology of Two Species of Forest-Falcons (Micrastur) in Northeastern Guatemala, Russell Thorstrom

Azimuthal Dependence of Seismic Scattering in Upper Oceanic Crust at Ocean Drilling Program Site 418A, Robert John Vincent

Conodont Biostratigraphy of the Carbon Ridge Formation, Secret Canyon, Fish Creek Range, Nevada, Dechin Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

The 1990 Nooksack Forks, Washington, Earthquake Sequence: Sequence Geometry and Temporal Characteristics, Eric Ejike Amadi

Seismic Refraction and Resistivity Imaging of Shallow Sedimentary/Volcanic Interfaces Beneath the Western Snake River Plain Near Orchard, Idaho, Steven Michael Bunch

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Patient: Psychological Considerations in the Rehabilitation Process, Michael G. Humphrey

Hydrogeologic Framework of the Boise Aquifer System Ada County, Idaho, Edward Squires

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

Winter Ecology of Northern Shrikes (Lanius Excubitor) in Idaho: Foraging, Territories, and Niche Overlap with American Kestrels (Falco Sparverius), Eric Christopher Atkinson

Home Range, Habitat Utilization, and Prey Delivery Patterns of the Mauritius Kestrel (Falco Punctatus), Jo Ellen Carter

Tectonic Implication of Facies Patterns, Lower Permian Dry Mountain Trough, East-Central Nevada, Dora M. Gallegos

Mottled Owls (Ciccaba Virgata): Response to Calls, Breeding Biology, Home Range, and Food Habits, Richard Paul Gerhardt

Changes in Lifting Capacities of Back-Injured Workers Participating in Work Hardening, Suzanne Hedrick Gillespie

Tibiofemoral Shear Forces During Isokinetic Knee Flexion, Linda Hammann

Idaho Earthquakes of 1905, 1913, and 1916: Intensity, Location, and Magnitude Inferred from Newspaper Accounts, Lynda Koll Harpham

Natural Regeneration of Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesii Var. Glauca) in Southcentral Idaho Clearcuts: Effects of Shrubs and Shade on Seedling Establishment, MIchael Hunt Jones

Characteristics of Clients Prescribed Ritalin and Referred for Alcohol/Drug Use Assessment, Joan L. Nelson

Respiratory Gas Concentrations and Thermal Gradients in Nestboxes Occupied by American Kestrels, Falco Sparverius, Bradley B. Tripp

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

Geology and Mineralization of the Grouse Creek Au-Ag Deposit Custer County, Idaho, Kurt D. Allen

Raptor Rehabilitation: Banding Data and Idaho Manual, Alison L. Beck

Home Range, Activity Budgets, and Habitat Use of Ferruginous Hawks (Buteo Regalis) Breeding in Southwest Idaho, Dawn Maureen McAnnis

Factors Affecting the Distribution of Bald Eagles and Effects of Human Activity on Bald Eagles Wintering Along the Boise River, Robin Spahr

Post-Nesting Ecology of the Long-Eared Owl (Asio Otus) in Southwestern Idaho, Helen Ulmschneider

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

Leaded Waters: A History of Mining Pollution on the Coeur D'Alene River in Idaho 1900-1950, Nicholas A. Casner

The Origin of Folded Chert Horizons in the Monterey Formation, Lions Head, California, Derrick D. Crowther

Stratigraphy and Structure of the Devonian Autochthonous Rocks, North-Central Carlin Trend of the Southern Tuscarora Mountains, Northern Eureka County, Nevada, David C. Ettner

High-Resolution Seismic Imaging of Shallow Sedimentary/Volcanic Interfaces Beneath the Western Snake River Plain Near Boise, Idaho, Robert Brett Howarth

Geohydrologic and Stratigraphic Applications of High-Resolution Seismic Reflection Profiling in Southeast Boise, Idaho, J. Michael Kleinschmidt

A Computer-Assisted System of Toe-Scale Pattern Analysis for Identification of Peregrine Falcons, Jennifer M. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

Investigations into Fractured Granite Rock by Detailed Geologic and Geophysical Methods, Leigh Ivan Beem

An Evaluation of Idaho Ag in the Classroom Curriculum, Norma Jean Blattner

Geology and Revised Stratigraphic Interpretation of the Miocene Sucker Creek Formation, Malheur County, Oregon, David C. Lawrence

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

The Panegyric of 313 by an Anonymous Pagan Orator to the Emperor Constatntine a Translation and Commentary, Jody Kay Mabe

Geology of the Lower Permian Dry Mountain Trough, Buck Mountain, Limestone Peak, and Secret Canyon Areas, East-Central Nevada, David L. Schwarz

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

Structure of the Schoonover Sequence, Independence Mountains, Nevada: Emplacement Mechanisms for the Golconda Allochthon, Rex J. Johnson

A History of the Uses and Impacts of the Library Services and Construction Act in Idaho, 1956-1984, Richard A. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

A History of the Seven Devils Mining District, 1884-1907, Marvin D. Binegar

A Study of the Relationship of the Emotional Adustment of Military-Connected Students and the Emotional Adjustment of Non-Military-Connected Students, Lorraine H. Fox

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

A Correlation Study of the Relationship Among Reading, Memory, and Verbal Ability, Burnell D. Lee

The Extent of Interest in Southwest Idaho in an Expanded Graduate Program(s) in Counseling: A Survey, James W. McGill Sr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

Effect of Alpha Tocopherol on Adriamycin Altered Erythrocytes, Judy P. Burrow

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

Passage Formation, Classification, and Modification of Lava Tubes, M. Frank Ireton

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

Performance on Digit Span of the WISC and WISC-R: The Effects of Varying the Intertrial Interval, Marion Sigurdson