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Dissertations from 2014

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Identification and Epidemiological Features of Important Fungal Species Causing Sooty Blotch on Apples in the Northeastern United States, Angela Marie Madeiras

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Increasing Nutrient Density of Food Crops through Soil Fertility Management and Cultivar Selection, Md. J. Meagy

Dissertations from 2013

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Evaluation of a Split-Root Nutrition System to Optimize Nutrition of Basil, Ganisher Djurakulovich Abbasov

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Understanding the Links Between Human Health and Climate Change: Agricultural Productivity and Allergenic Pollen Production of Timothy Grass(Phleum pratense L.) Under Future Predicted Levels of Carbon Dioxide and Ozone, Jennifer M. Albertine

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Use of Flame Cultivation as a Nonchemical Weed Control In Cranberry Cultivation, Katherine M. Ghantous

Dissertations from 2012

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Management of Switchgrass for the Production Of Biofuel, Leryn Elise Gorlitsky

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Functional characterization of members of plasma membrane intrinsic proteins subfamily and their involvement in metalloids transport in plants, Kareem A Mosa

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Influence of Phosphate on the Adsorption/Desorption of Bovine Serum Albumin on Nano and Bulk Oxide Particles, Lei Song

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Biological control of the ambermarked birch leafminer (Profenusa thomsoni) in Alaska, Anna L Soper

Dissertations from 2011

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Armillaria in Massachusetts Forests: Ecology, Species Distribution, and Population Structure, with an Emphasis on Mixed Oak Forests, Nicholas Justin Brazee

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Functional characterization of stress associated proteins (SAPS) from arabidopsis, Anirudha R Dixit

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Developing an Efficient Cover Cropping System for Maximum Nitrogen Recovery in Massachusetts, Ali Farsad

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Bacterial Toxicity of Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Effects on Bacterial Surface Biomolecules, Wei Jiang

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Population dynamics of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), Annie F Paradis

Submissions from 2010

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Influence of natural organic matter (NOM) and synthetic polyelectrolytes on colloidal behavior of metal oxide nanoparticles, Saikat Ghosh

Submissions from 2009

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Proline-associated antioxidant enzyme response in cool-season turfgrasses under abiotic stress, Dipayan Sarkar

Submissions from 2008

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Characterization of adsorbed organic matter on mineral surfaces, Seunghun Kang

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Effects of fire mitigation on post-settlement ponderosa pine non-structural carbohydrate root reserves, Jonathan Thomas Parrott

Submissions from 2007

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Soilless culture of moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) for the production of fresh biomass, George William Crosby

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Effects of reducing phosphorus nutrition on plant growth and phosphorus leaching of containerized greenhouse crops, Roger A Gagne

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Performance and microbial evaluation of an artificial wetland treatment system for simulation model development, Lesley A Spokas

Submissions from 2006

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Structures and phenanthrene sorption behavior of plant cuticles and soil humic substances, Elizabeth Joy Johnson

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Activity of primisulfuron and Alternaria helianthi as affected by leaf surface micro-morphology and surfactants, Debanjan Sanyal

Submissions from 2005

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Patterns of predation by natural enemies of the banana weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Indonesia and Uganda, Agnes Matilda Abera-Kanyamuhungu

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Upright dieback disease of cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.: Causal agents and infection courts, Nora J Catlin

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Myotropic peptide hormones and serotonin in the regulation of feeding in the adult blow fly Phormia regina, and the adult horse fly Tabanus nigrovittatus, Aaron T Haselton

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Evaluation of organic turfgrass management and its environmental impact by dissolved organic matter, Kun Li

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Dynamics of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), immigration into apple orchards, Jaime Cesar Pinero

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Adult activity and host plant utilization in cranberry fruitworm, Acrobasis vaccinii Riley (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Nagendra R Sharma

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Characterization of humic substances and non-ideal phenanthrene sorption as affected by clay -humic interactions, Kaijun Wang

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Investigations into mating disruption, delayed mating, and multiple mating in oriental beetle, Anomala orientalis (Waterhouse), Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Erik J Wenninger

Submissions from 2004

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Phytoextraction of zinc from soils, Gretchen M Bryson

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Identification of ethylene responsive genes that control flowering of Guzmania lingulata 'Anita', Danijela Dukovski

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Changes in soil quality under different agricultural management in Chinese Mollisols, Xiaobing Liu

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Factors influencing colonization and establishment of plant species on cranberry bogs, Hilary A Sandler

Submissions from 2003

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Thripinema nicklewoodi (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae), a potential biological control agent of Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), Un Taek Lim

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Investigation into Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a pest of highly maintained turfgrass, Nikki Lynn Rothwell

Submissions from 2002

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Soil organic matter and metolachlor sorption characteristics as affected by soil management, Guangwei Ding

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Manganese toxicity in marigold as affected by calcium and magnesium, Touria El-Jaoual Eaton

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An investigation of the relationships between mineral nutrition and the phytoextraction of zinc by Indian mustard (Brassica juncea Czern.), Russell Lawrence Hamlin

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Vegetation patterns and associated hydrogeochemical cycles in a calcareous sloping fen of southwestern Massachusetts, Deborah Jane Picking

Submissions from 2001

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Massachusetts agriculture and food self -sufficiency: An analysis of change from 1974 through 1997, David Lee Holm

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Study on heavy metal absorption by plants, Valtcho Demirov Jeliazkov

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Absorption, translocation and metabolism of isoxaflutole by tolerant and susceptible plant species, Sanjay Kushwaha

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Modeling 'yield-population' relationships in soybean, Jomol P Mathew

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Evaluation of paper mill sludge as a soil amendment and as a component of topsoil mixtures, Tara A O'Brien

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Towards development of optimal trap deployment strategies for apple maggot fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) behavioral control, Juan Antonio Rull Gabayet

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Aspects of the behavior, ecology and evolution of a braconid parasitoid, Mark Stuart Sisterson

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Herbicidal action of root -applied glufosinate -ammonium, Wenqi You

Submissions from 2000

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A minimally invasive assay detects BRCA1 and BRCA2 protein truncations indicative of the presence of a germline mutation, Timothy John Byrne

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Effects of composts on tomato growth and soil fertility, Yifan Hu

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Olfactory and visual cues guiding plum curculios (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to host plants, Tracy Christine Leskey

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Behavioral and ecological factors influencing oviposition of Acrobasis vaccinii (Riley) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), the cranberry fruitworm, with implications for pest management, Andrea Kent Osgood Rogers

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The roles of midgut hormone and allatotropin in the adult black blow fly, Phormia regina Meigen (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Meng-Ping Tu

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The potential for reductive dechlorination under microwave extraction conditions, Steven Mark Wilkins

Submissions from 1999

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Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata [Say]) dispersal and reproduction as potential factors in the development of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis Cry3A toxin, Andrei Vladimirovitch Alyokhin

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Fitness, survival and resistance management of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti (L.), Laura Catherine Harrington

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Development of an effective behavioral technology for controlling fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae), Xing Ping Hu

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Selection of oviposition sites by Aedes aegypti: Behavior of gravid mosquitoes and mechanisms of attraction, Adam Sinclair Jones

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Fate of isoxaflutole and its diketonitrile metabolite in soils as influenced by edaphic factors and soil types, Sowmya Mitra

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The role of trans-sialidase on Trypanosoma cruzi parasite load in Rhodnius prolixus, impact of infection on triatomid behavior, and dispersal in a simulated field environment, Miwako Takano

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Biology and behavior of Lymantria mathura Moore (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), Marina A Zlotina

Submissions from 1998

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Effects of light on endogenous seed abscisic acid levels and seed growth characteristics in soybean, Gurkirat Kaur Baath

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Presence and enrichability of propanotrophs in subsoils, Jalal Ghaemghami

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Effects of legume -cereal cover crop mixtures on nitrogen management in sweet corn, Francis Xavier Mangan

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Retrospective analysis of epidemic eastern equine encephalomyelitis transmission in Massachusetts, Abelardo Carlos Moncayo

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Development of enzyme -linked immunosorbent assays for the detection of mutagenic metabolites of the herbicide alachlor, Daniel M Tessier

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Evaluation of {\it Trichogramma ostriniae\/} (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) as a biological control agent against the European corn borer, {\it Ostrinia nubilalis\/} (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): Biological, behavioral and ecological perspectives, Baode Wang

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Effect of benzyladenine on fruit thinning and its mode of action on 'McIntosh' apples, Rongcai Yuan

Submissions from 1997

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Transmission of the gypsy moth nuclear polyhedrosis virus: Theory and experiment, Vincent D'Amico

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Evaluating parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) for biological control of {\it Bemisia argentifolii\/} (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on poinsettia, Mark Stephen Hoddle

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Roles of phenolics, ethylene and fruit cuticle in scald development of apples ({\it Malus domestica\/} Borkh.), Zhiguo Ju

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Use of odors for in-flight orientation to the host and for host recognition by the parasitoid {\it Brachymeria intermedia\/} (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), Veronique Kerguelen

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Interactions between two gypsy moth ({\it Lymantria dispar\/} L.) pathogens: Nuclear polyhedrosis virus and {\it Entomophaga maimaiga\/} (Entomophthorales: Zygomycetes), Raksha Devi Malakar

Submissions from 1996

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Genetic analysis of the breakdown of self-incompatibility in {\it Lycopersicon peruvianum\/}, Bindu Chawla

Submissions from 1995

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The genetic structure of northeastern populations of the tachinid {\it Compsilura concinnata\/} (Meigen), an introduced parasitoid of exotic forest defoliators of North America, Vicente Sanchez

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Chlorothalonil binding to dissolved humic substances isolated from a Massachusetts cranberry bog, Eric Scott Winkler

Submissions from 1992

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Dispersal and diet of the Colorado potato beetle, {\it Leptinotarsa decemlineata\/}, Donald Charles Weber

Submissions from 1991

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Potential effects of increased atmospheric CO$\sb2$ and climate change on thermal and water regimes affecting wheat and corn production in the Great Plains, Cynthia Rosenzweig

Submissions from 1983

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VALIDATION OF BACTERIAL RETENTION BY MEMBRANE FILTRATION: A PROPOSED APPROACH FOR DETERMINING STERILITY ASSURANCE, TIMOTHY JAMES LEAHY