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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Alternative Media and Mulches in Organic Vegetable Production, Heather R. Griffith

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Quest for a Key Gene Controlling Acquisition of Cell Competence During In Vitro Organogenesis in Tomato, Chanaka Roshan Abeyratne

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Whole-Farm Phosphorus Management in West Virginia Beef Cattle Operations, Justin Brackenrich

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Genetic Analysis of the Biosynthesis of Pharmaceutically Important Dihydroergot Alkaloids by Heterologous Expression of Claviceps gigantea Genes in the Fungus Neosartorya fumigata, Paige E. Bragg

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Evaluation of Small Tree and Shrub Plantings on Reclaimed Surface Mines in West Virginia, Alexis Monteleone

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Using a Species Distribution Model and Site-Specific Microclimatic Variables to Model Presence of Spodic Soil Properties and Relative Occurrence Rate of Picea rubens (Red Spruce) to Inform Red Spruce Management, Adrienne Nottingham

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluating Reforestation Success on Reclaimed Coal Mines in West Virginia and Determining the Release of Nutrients in Overburden Materials, Kara Dallaire

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Spatial redistribution of organic phosphorus in hay and grass pastures of eastern West Virginia following longterm animal manure applications, Michael B. Harman

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Bee Natural History, Diversity, and Management in West Virginia, Matthew McKinney

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Bacillus firmus for the biological control of Meloidogyne hapla and Xiphinema americanum, Lisa M. Valencia

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Biology, ecology and efficacy of Lecanicillium muscarium as a potential fungal biocontrol of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) on eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), Kristen L. Wickert

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Modeling phosphorus environmental thresholds on a watershed scale, Sara L. Jones

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The Effect of Organic Acids on the Formation and Behavior of Synthesized Iron Hydroxides: Implications for Acid Mine Drainage Treatment, Marianne A. Mannix

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Mapping and modeling soil organic carbon in the Eastern Allegheny Plateau and Mountains using legacy data, Katey M. Yoast

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Phosphorus forms and availability in organicallymanaged grasslands, Saraswati Poudel Acharya

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Grass component effect on soil physical properties in an organic crop rotation, Emily Leslie Romano

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Evaluating Biodegradable Containers as Alternatives to Plastic Pots, Renee L. Conneway

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Determining a Total Dissolved Solids Release Index from Overburden in Appalachian Coal Fields, Jessica L. Odenheimer

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Grazing impacts on sediment production and runoff from single and mixed species grazing, Brittany Parks

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Solving for y: digital soil mapping using statistical models and improved models of land surface geometry, Stephen M. Roecker

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Evaluation of Growth and Survival of Hardwood Trees on Brown and Gray Sandstone, Lindsay M. Wilson-Kokes

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Growth of Chlorella vulgaris and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for biodiesel production and carbon dioxide capture, Mariana T. Farcas

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The Effect of Compost Amendment on Ammonia-Oxidizing Microbial Community Structure in an Agricultural Soil, Gregory S. Klinger

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Switchgrass potential on reclaimed surface mines for biofuel production in West Virginia, Michael A. Marra

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Diversity of Bacterial and Archaeal Populations in Artificial Rumen Fermentors Fed Differing Pasture Diets, Smita Singh

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Evaluation of tree growth and chemical, physical and biochemical soil properties of two reclaimed surface mines in West Virginia, Calene B. Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Fragipan influence on hydropedological properties of benchmark soilscapes in West Virginia, John F. Beck

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Feeding Behavior of Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): Implications for Mass Rearing and Biological Control, Sudan Gyawaly

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Nesting Biology of Osmia cornifrons: Implications for Population Management, Matthew McKinney

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Examination of Genotypic Variation in Aluminum Tolerance of Populus, Ernest Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Evaluation of Reforestation Efforts on Two Reclaimed Surface Mines in West Virginia, Curtis A. DeLong

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Switchgrass establishment and growth for biofuels and carbon sequestration on reclaimed mine lands in Appalachia, Travis L. Keene

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Genetic characterization, ginsenoside analysis and micropropagation of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.), Samuel G. Obae

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Calcium/magnesium ratio and water potential effects on forage quality and pectin concentration, Rishi Prasad

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Hydrologic soil grouping determination for Appalachian minesoils, Anthony Willard

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Development and evolution of higher brain centers in insects, Xiangyi Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Investigation of ecological behavior of two Coccinellidae beetle adults for biological control, Folukemi Ebunoluwa Adedipe

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Characterization and classification of clayey soils forming on limestone in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Brian Cooley

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Variation among Phytophthora cinnamomi isolates from oak forest soils in the eastern United States, Jordan E. Eggers

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Hydroponic production of selected flower and herb crops in red lava rock, Victoria Elizabeth Gonzalez-Lerma

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Implications for the use of Osmia cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) as pollinators, Joseph Brent White

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Mechanisms of iron reduction and phosphorus solubilization in an intermittently wet pasture soil, Jared L. Wilmoth

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Lime induced changes in the surface and soil solution chemistry of variable charge soils, Rajesh Chintala

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The use of chickens to remove the infective stage of Haemonchus contortus from the field after sheep have grazed, Jessica Harley Nicole Eddy

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Growth and survival of eleven planted tree species on a reclaimed surface mine in West Virginia, Paul Emerson

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Organic management of Mexican bean beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant) in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), Tiffany L. Fess

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Comparing virulence of Cryphonectria parasitica isolates recovered from portions of cultures or cankers established before versus those after hypovirus innoculations, William E. Jones

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Water quality changes over time in Upper Freeport and Pittsburgh coal mines in West Virginia, Ben M. Mack

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Application of the BIOLOG microplate system to monitor the physiological response of heat-stressed bacteria, Matthew G. McCarroll

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Analysis of tomato synthetic seeds for the development of an optimized encapsulation system, John E. Porter

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Organic methods to control root rot of peas and spinach in north-central West Virginia, Hannah Witten Schrum

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Methods of season extension for market gardeners, Natalie R. Bumgarner

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Molecular and functional characterization of bacterial communities in organic farm and pasture soils, Sherie L. Edenborn

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Synthetic seed production for germplasm storage of Hydrastis canadensis L. (Goldenseal), Satyaprakash R. Settipalli

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Supplemental forages for grazing beef cattle in Appalachia, Evans Abenga Basweti

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Sulfate sorption of acidified forest soils in the Otter Creek Wilderness Area, Autumn Leah Bryson

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Soil microbial communities from the alimentary canal of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae), Joshua A. Chapman

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The effect of low and high fertility treatments on soil quality, yields, pest incidence and labor requirements of a post-transitional organic market garden system, Todd Bradley Childers

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Water quality changes of underground mines in northern West Virginia, Jennifer Demchak

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Combinatory effects of the bioflavonoid apigenin with chemotherapeutic drugs on prostate, colon, and lung cancer cell lines, Lesly Anne J. Lopez

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The biological control potential of Cryphonectria parasitica strains containing an infectious cDNA copy of hypovirus CHV1-Euro7, William R. Rittenour

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Properties and acid risk assessment of soils in two parts of the Cherry River watershed, West Virginia, Cara L. Sponaugle

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The use of native plants for revegetation along West Virginia highways, Christina Venable

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Yield, pest density, and tomato flavor effects of companion planting in garden-scale studies incorporating tomato, basil, and Brussels sprout, Michael K. Bomford

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Nutrient remobilization during development and senescence of Petunia x hybrida floral organs, Karyn L. Smith

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Metal -surface reactions in mixed aqueous organic solvents, Rafif K. Srour

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Effect of watering regime and media components on the production of organic tomato transplants, Melissa C. VanTine

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Population dynamics of selected Lepidoptera associated with gypsy moth [Lymantria dispar (L.)] in central Appalachia, Sandra Raimondo

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Soil characterization, classification, and biomass accumulation in the Otter Creek Wilderness, Jamie Schnably

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Characterization of wetland soils in the Beaver Creek watershed, Kyle Michael Stephens

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Chemical and physical properties of acid mine drainage floc, Catherine M. Bohan

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Organic carbon and fertility of forest soils on the Allegheny Plateau of West Virginia, Anthony Blaine Jenkins

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Differentially expressed genes in the mutualistic Neotyphodium coenophialum-tall fescue interaction, Linda Joy Johnson

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Effects of nitrogen fertilizer and red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) component on productivity of grass-legume mixed swards, Chamil Salinda Kandapola

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Survival and recovery characteristics of Arcobacter butzleri in groundwater microcosms, Robert Darrell McElwain

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Modeling of soil phosphorus sorption and control of phosphorus pollution with acid mine drainage floc, Bharpoor Singh Sekhon

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Relative abundance, temporal distribution, and functional feeding groups of aquatic insects in two first-order southwestern Pennsylvania streams, Judith S. Steinberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Effects of nitrogen and cutting management on root growth and productivity of a Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) and white clover (Trifolium repens L.) pasture, Gina Marie Kertulis

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Physiological study of cold acclimation in Rhododendron sp. with emphasis on role of dehydrins, Calin O. Marian

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Sorption of lead and arsenic on soil components and effectiveness of phosphates for remediating lead and arsenic contaminated soils, Harjinder Sandhu

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Effects of three clipping managements on growth and production of a Kentucky bluegrass-clover sward, Beverly Ellen Sedon

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Changes in water quality in Deckers Creek from 1974 to 2000, Jason Allen Stewart

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Characterization and quality of soils developing on a mountaintop removal coal mine, Kevin Alfred Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Strawberry growth and fruit characteristics in response to coal bottom ash root media, Donna Vae Coffindaffer Ballard

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Quality and postharvest performance of cut roses grown in root media containing coal bottom ash, Marlene Karen Cross

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Diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi on two reclaimed surface mines differing in soil properties, Betsy S. Kurnik

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Evaluation of survival and recovery characteristics of bifidobacteria as indicators of fecal pollution of water, John Elmer Ravenscroft Jr.

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Essential oil treatments to control Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman 2000 (formerly Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans 1904) (Mesostigmata: Varroidae), Maria Mercedes Vargas-Sarmiento

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Functional diversity and life history traits of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in disturbed soils, Kelly Marie Fleming

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Size fractionation of bacterial functional diversity within soils, Krista Lynne Kinneer