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M.A. Theses

Name

Degree

Year

Title 

Advisor

Chai, Rachel 

MA

2017

Influences of Stand Development and Climate on Above-Ground Biomass in Sub-Alpine forest Permanent Plats in the Colorado Front Range

Veblen

Davies, Rebecca 

MA

2017

Bridging the Data-Theory Divide Using Regionalization and Uncertainty for Neighborhood Identification

Spielman

Gladfelter, Sierra Ross 

MA

2017

Training Rivers, Training People:  Interrogating the Making of Disasters and the Politics of Response in Nepal’s Lower Karnali River Basin.

Yeh

Hindawi, Abdulsalam 

MA

2017

Syrian Refugees in Germany: From Safe Haven to Challenges of Othering, Integration and European Settlement

Fluri

Mahood, Adam 

MA

2017

Long-Term Effects of Repeated Fires on the Diversity and Composition of Great Basin Sagebrush Plant Communities

Balch

Weber, Kristy  

MA

2017

Using Profiles of Water Vapor Flux to Characterize Turbulence in the Convective Boundary Layer

Blanken

Lang, Gretchen

MA

2016

"Difference in the mouth": alimentality, matter and the meaning of foodways

Oakes

McCurdy, Adam

MA

2016

Simulated climate adaptation in stormwater conveyance structures.

Travis

Yilmaz, Bunyamin

MA

2016

Application of GIS-based fuzzy logic and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to snow avalanche susceptibility mapping, North San Juan, Colorado.

Williams

Andrus, Robert

MA

2015

Influences of an active spruce beetle outbreak on fire severity Thomas Veblen in spruce-fir forests in southern Colorado

Veblen

Baker, Emily

MA

2015

Quantifying forest mortality with the remote sensing of snow

Molotch

Counter, Max

MA

2015

La Doble Condicion: Physical Impairment and Internal Displacement in Colombia

Dunn

Frydenlund, Shae

MA

2015

Labor stories from Solukhumbu: case studies of Khaling indigenous discourse and situational Sherpa identity

Yeh

Tuccillo, Joseph

MA

2015

Geodemographic Analysis of Community Vulnerability and Hurricane Sandy

Spielman

Wilson, Alana

MA

2015

Hydrograph Separation Using Hydrochemistry Mixing Models: An Assessment of the Langtang River Basin, Nepal

Williams

Adams, Hallie

MA

2014

Linking Topography, Hydrology, Climate, and Ecology in Semi-arid Forest: Within Catchment Annual Tree Growth and Water Use Efficiency

Barnard

Burns, Margaret

MA

2014

Hillslope Dissolved Organic Matter Transport and Transformation in a Semi-arid Headwater Catchment

Barnard

Clifford, Katherine

MA

2014

Knowing Climate: Examining Climate Knowledges in the Gunnison Basin

Travis

Cowley, Austin

MA

2014

Losing Value: the Problem of Humanitarian Order in a Georgian IDP Camp

Dunn

Crawford, Alexander

MA

2014

A New Look at the Summer Arctic Frontal Zone

Serreze

Hafich, Katya

MA

2014

Of Microbes and Men: Determining Sources of Nitrate in a High Alpine Catchment in the Front Range of Colorado and Science Outreach on Alpine Hydrology

Williams

Hurley, Allison

MA

2014

Comparison and Validation of Arctic Precipitation Fields from three Atmospheric Reanalyses: CFSR, MERRA, ERA-INTERIM

Serreze

Lee, Ahn

MA

2014

Reconceptualizing Environmental Migration: Empirical Findings from Downscaled Estimates of Drought in Rural Mexico

Riosmena

Rumble, Ashley

MA

2014

Law, Space, and Gendered Vulnerability: A Critique of VAWA's Jurisdictional Fix in Indian Country

Jan

Tynen, Sarah

MA

2014

Uneven Housing Development and the Spatial Negotiation of Class in Nanjing, China

O'Loughlin

Akeson, Cole

MA

2013

Scale, Funding and the Law in Ukraine: Delocalizing Organizations and Impoverishing Movements

Dunn

Alvarez, Claudio

MA

2013

Influence of climate variability on radial growth of Nothofagus pumilio near altitudinal treeline in the Andes of northern Patagonia, Chile

Veblen

Anderson, Scott

MA

2013

Sediment Fluxes in a Changing Climate: Tahoma Creek Over Daily to Centennial Time-Scales

Pitlick

Brayden, Benjamin

MA

2013

Mountain Pine Beetle Impacts on Tree Resources and Growth Release in Lodgepole Pine Dominated Subalpine Forest

Beatty

DeBoom, Meredith

MA

2013

Namibian Resources for Namibians? Politics and Geopolitics of Foreign Investment in Namibia's Extractive Industries

O'Loughlin

Stauffer, Andrew

MA

2013

Matching Attribute Resolution to Scale: The Effects of Filtering on DEM Resolution

Buttenfield

Xu, Li

MA

2013

Improving Spatial Accuracy of Mobile Positioning Data in Human Mobility Studies: A Dasymetric Mapping Approach

Foote

Zeliff, Morgan

MA

2013

Hydrochemistry, Residence Time and Nutrient Cycling of Groundwater in Two, Climate-Sensitive, High-Elevation Catchments, Colorado Front Range

Williams

Amante, Chris

MA

2012

Accuracy of interpolated bathymetric digital elevation models

Abdalati

Bartmess, Jennifer

MA

2012

Securitization in Yemen, 2000-2010: Shifting Geographies of Political Contention

O'Loughlin

Gleason, Mike

MA

2012

Modeling Pixel Level Error in Fine-Resolution Digital Elevation Models: A Regression-Based Approach

Buttenfield

Grant, Glenn

MA

2012

An analysis of Greenland ice sheet albedo variability using 25 years of AVHRR polar pathfinder data

Serreze

Jochem, Warren

MA

2012

Child Mortality from Lower Respiratory Infections and the Effect of Arsenic-contaminated Drinking Water in Rural Bangladesh

Root

Kelly, Patrick

MA

2012

Subsurface Evolution: Characterizing the physical and geochemical changes in weathered bedrock of Lower Gordon Gulch, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory

Anderson

Martin, Nathanael

MA

2012

Investigation of Multi-Decadal Outlet Glacier Surface Ice Velocities in Greenland

Abdalati

Meromy, Leah

MA

2012

Subalpine Snowpack-Climate Manipulation and Modeling Experiment at Niwot Ridge, CO and Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM

Molotch

Oppold (Huisenga), Mary

MA

2012

Exceedance of Colorado Stream Temperature Standards: The Effects of Effluent and a Warming Climate

Travis

Perrot, Danielle

MA

2012

Nitrate Export Response to Spatially Distributed Snowmelt in Alpine Catchments

Molotch

Rowen, Ian

MA

2012

Chinese Tourists in Taiwan: Tourism and State Territoriality

Oakes

Bock, Andrew

MA

2011

Multiscale landform characterization for land use evaluation using fuzzy sets

Leyk

Butterworth, Brian

MA

2011

A climatological study of the relationship between alpine treeline and thermally-driven upslope winds on Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Blanken

Gangwer, Kristin

MA

2011

Dryness and Desperate Measures: The Implications of Land Tenure on Rocky Mountain Ranchers' Drought Experiences and Behaviors

Travis

Hicks, Julia

MA

2011

Invasion success of the exotic weevil (Rhinocyllus Conicus) at high elevations in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Beatty

Kass, Amanda

MA

2011

Rebuilding Haiti? Discourses of Development and Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Bryan

Kroepsch, Adrianne

MA

2011

Environmental Conflict at the Energy-Water Nexus

Williams

Maclaurin, Galen

MA

2011

Mapping perceptions of safety and danger in Medellin, Columbia: A study in the perceptual geography of urban crime

Foote

Petrzelka, Jennifer

MA

2011

The Effects of a Climate Manipulation Experiment on Snow Properties, Snow Surface Energy Balance, and Soil Temperature and Moisture Along an Elevation Gradient on NIwot Ridge, Colorado

Williams

Schubert, Amelia

MA

2011

Contesting Koreanness: Migration as a challenge to the ethnic identity of the Korean Chinese

Oakes

Sheehan, Connor

MA

2011

Migration and Informal versus Formal Business Creation in Mexico

Riosmena

Anderson-Tarver, Christopher

MA

2010

Generalizing a Swamp-Marsh Databaase Using Texture

Buttenfield

Cowie, Rory

MA

2010

The Hydrology of Headwater Catchments from the Plains to the Continental Divide, Boulder Creek Watershed, Colorado

Williams

Korn, David

MA

2010

Glacier and Climate Fluctuations in South-Central Alaska as Observed through the PTAA Model

Barry

LaGreca, Tony

MA

2010

Fine Grain Sediment Transport over a Course Grain Gravel Bed

Pitlick

Parman, Jordan

MA

2010

Climatological and Elevational Controls on Organic and Inorganic Nutrients in Stream Waters, Boulder Creek Watershed, Colorado Front Range

Williams

Parsons, Mark

MA

2010

Data for Modelers - Helping Understand the Climate System

Buttenfield

Raudzens Bailey, Adriana

MA

2010

Attribution of Wintertime Inversion Frequencies to Synoptic Circulation in the U.S. Southwest

Barry

Wade, Kendle

MA

2010

Performance as a Means of Participatory Development for Kenyan Community Based Organizations

Goldman

Williams, Adam

MA

2010

The Informal Recycler in Shanghai: Mobility, Migration and Citizenship

Oakes

Booker, Stephanie

MA

2009

Correctly and Consistently Christian: Medical Missionaries and Lutheran HIV Prevention in Arusha, Tanzania

Goldman

Chapman, Teresa

MA

2009

Spatio-temporal patterns of mountain pine beetle activity in lodgepole and ponderosa pines of the southern Rocky Mountains

Veblen

Knowles, John

MA

2009

Meteorological Controls on the Seasonal Exchange of Water and Carbon Dioxide from High-Elevation Alpine Tundra at Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Blanken

Koch, Natalie

MA

2009

Nation-Building, Geopolitics, and the Andijon Uprising: Securitizing Discourses in Uzbekistan

O'Loughlin

Longenecker, H.E.

MA

2009

An Evaluation of the Hazus-MH Coastal Flood Model

Travis

Malm, Kerry

MA

2009

Temperature Influences on Phenology and Population Growth of Mountain Pine Beetle Populations in Northern Colorado

Veblen

McGrath, Daniel

MA

2009

Sediment Plumes in Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland as a proxy for runoff from the Greenland Ice Sheet

Steffen

Sampson, Kevin

MA

2009

Shallow Firn Layer Climatology Derived from Greenland Climate Network Automatic Weather Station Data

Steffen

Schwarz, Jessica

MA

2009

Travelling off the Beaten Path? A Look at the Burgeoning Community-Based Ecotourism Industry in Tanzania

Goldman

Sharp, Kevin

MA

2009

The Influence of Landfall Variation on Tropical Cyclone Losses in the United States as Simulated by Hazus

Travis

Ph.D. Dissertations

Name Degree Year Title Advisor

Crawford, Alexander

PhD

2017

The Influence of the Arctic Frontal Zone on Summer Cyclone Activity Today and in the Future

Serreze

Murton, Galen

PhD

2017

Border Corridors:  Mobility, Containment and Infrastructures of Development between Nepal and China.

Yeh

Naficy, Cameron

PhD

2017

A Cross-Scale Assessment of Historical Fire Severity Patterns, Landscape Dynamics and Methodological Challenges in Mixed-Severity Fire Regimes of the Northern U.S. Rockies.

 

Schneider, Dominik

PhD

2017

Understanding the Distribution of Snow Using Remotely Sensed Snow Covered Area

Molotch

Todd, Meagan

PhD

2017

Political geographies of religions in Russia:  Mosques, churches, the state and social movements in Moscow.

O’Loughlin

Wright, Kathryn 

PhD

2017

Dreams of a Better Life:  Senegalese Migrants in Harlem and Denver and a Re-Framing of the Relationship Between Development, Transnational Migration, Integration and Place

Riosmena

Zoraghein, Hamidreza 

PhD

2017

Creating Temporally Consistent Small Area Census Units Using Advanced Combinations of Areal Interpolation and Spatial Refinement:  Method Development and Assessment

Leyk

Jochem, Warren

PhD

2016

Social and spatio-temporal patterns of arsenic exposure and the impacts on respiratory health in rural Bangladesh

Root

Kelly (Hicks), Julia

PhD

2016

Influences of anthropogenic and bark beetles disturbances on breeding bird populations in the U.S. Rocky Mountains:  Lessons from the American three-toed woodpecker

Veblen

Mills, Taylor Joseph

PhD

2016

Water chemistry under a changing hydrologic regime:  investigations into the interplay between hydrology and water-quality in arid and semi-arid watersheds in Colorado, USA

Anderson

Reiff, Eric

PhD

2016

Backyard Authenticity: Urban Backyard Food Production as the New Agrarian Ethics of Authenticity in Practice

Goldman

Rodd, Joshua

PhD

2016

Humanitarianism, Health & a Hybrid Regime:  The Geography of Cooperation, Conflict & Care in Refugee-Hosting Rural Uganda.

O'Loughlin

Rowen, Ian

PhD

2016

The Geopolitics of Tourism: mobilities, territory and protest in Taiwan and China.

Oakes

Schubert-Zhang, Amelia

PhD

2016

Impacts of Female Out-migration on ethnic Korean communities in China

Oakes

Anderson-Tarver, Christopher

PhD

2015

Crisis Mapping the 2010 Earthquake in OpenStreetMap Haiti

Buttenfield

Auger, Mason

PhD

2015

Boundless, Wild and Free: An Exploration of human-wildlife ecologies in Greater Yellowstone.

Bryan

Gartner, Meredith

PhD

2015

The occurrence, severity and interaction of mountain pine beetle and wildfire in the Colorado Front Range

Veblen

Humphrey, Jamie

PhD

2015

Neighborhood Effects on Behavioral and Educational Trajectories of U.S. Children and Adolescents

Root

Knowles, John

PhD

2015

Spacio-temporal patterns of soil respiration and the age of respired carbon from high-elevataion alpine tundra.

Blanken

Maclaurin, Galen

PhD

2015

Reverse engineering the National Land Cover Database: a machine learning algorithm for extending land cover data in the spatial and temporal domains.

Leyk

Moukomla, Sitthisak

PhD

2015

The estimation of the surface energy balance of the North American Laurentian Great Lakes using satellite remote sensing and Merra reanalysis

Blanken

Moussavi, Mahsa

PhD

2015

Quantifying supraglacial lake volumes on the Greenland ice sheet from spaceborne optical sensors

Abdalati

Petchprayoon, Pakorn

PhD

2015

Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Surface Energy Balance of Lake Huron. (Estimation of Surface Energy Balance Components: Remote Sensing Approach for Water - Atmosphere Parameterizations)

Blanken

Rother , Monica

PhD

2015

Conifer regeneration after wildfire in low-elevation forests of the Colorado Front Range: Implications of a warmer, drier climate

Veblen

Skog, Lindsay

PhD

2015

The Beyul Campaign: Spatial articulations of territory and religion in Khumbu, Nepal

Yeh

Cowie, Rory

PhD

2014

Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions in Natural and Mining Impacted Mountain Catchments

Williams

Hart, Sarah

PhD

2014

Climate variability and the susceptibility of Engelmann spruce to spruce beetle outbreak in northwestern Colorado

Veblen

Klingberg, Travis

PhD

2014

Exploring place: how independent tourism is changing the politics of geographic knowledge in China

Oakes

Malmberg, Julie

PhD

2014

Social, Demographic and Environmental Influences on Perceptions and Memories of Weather, Climate and Climate Change

Blanken

Wendel, Jochen

PhD

2014

An Evaluation of Organization Methods for Data Types Commonly Used in the Geographic Domain

Buttenfield

Williams, Adam

PhD

2014

Excess and Access: Informal Recycling Networks and Participants in Shanghai, China

Oakes

Arcand, Naomi

PhD

2013

Demography and Genetic Diversity of the Endemic Tree Fern Cibotium chamissoi on O’ahu Island, Hawai’i: A Multi-Method Analysis of Population Dynamics, with Implications For Conservation

Beatty

Cumming, William

PhD

2013

Fine scale climatic and soil variability and its effect on plant species establishment and abundance along the Front Range of Colorado, USA

Beatty

Linke, Andrew

PhD

2013

Post-Election Violence in Kenya: Place-Based Explanations of Conflict

O'Loughlin

McGrath, Daniel

PhD

2013

Basal crevasses and suture zones in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica: Implications for ice shelf stability in a warming climate

Steffen

Stewart, Michelle

PhD

2013

The Rise and Governance of 'Himalayan Gold': Transformations in the Caterpillar Fungus Commons of Tibetan Yunnan, China

Yeh

Clarke-Sather, Afton

PhD

2012

From The Heavens to the Markets: Development, Nation, and the Mediation of Water in Northwest China

Oakes

Ga, er rang

PhD

2012

Alternative Development on the Tibetan Plateau: The Case of the Slaughter Renunciation Movement

Yeh

Hickcox, Abby

PhD

2012

Open Space? Environmentalism and the Politics of Belonging in Boulder, Colorado

Yeh

Holland, Edward

PhD

2012

Buddhism in Post-Soviet Russia: The Geographic Contexts of 'Revival'

O'Loughlin

Hong, Jung Eun

PhD

2012

Web-Based GIS for Middle School Teachers: Using Online Mapping Applications to Promote Teacher Adoption

Foote

Jones, Bryan

PhD

2012

A Model for Producing Large-Scale Spatially Explicit Future Population Scenarios

Riosmena

Koch, Natalie

PhD

2012

The City and the Steppe: Territory, Technologies of Government, and Kazakhstan's New Capital

O'Loughlin

Levy, Adam

PhD

2012

Territory and Sovereignty in a Borderland: The Case of Moldova

O'Loughlin

Mueller, Erich

PhD

2012

Landscape Controls on Sediment Supply and Stream Channel Morpho-Dynamics in the Northern Rocky Mountains

Pitlick

Nyima, Yonten

PhD

2012

From 'Retire Livestock, Restore Rangeland' to the Compensation for Ecological Services: State Interventions into Rangeland Ecosystems and Pastoralism in Tibet

Yeh

Palmer, Joni

PhD

2012

The Politics of "the Public": Public Art, Urban Regeneration and the Postindustrial City - the Case of Downtown Denver

Oakes

Smith, Jeremy

PhD

2012

An Examination of Background Tree Mortality and Mountain Pine Beetle Disturbance in Subalpine Forests of the Front Range of Colorado, USA

Veblen

Hamerlinck, Jeff

PhD

2011

Planning Support System Implementation in Rural Local Government

Buttenfield

Racoviteanu, Adina

PhD

2011

Himalayan Glaciers and "voodoo science": Combining remote sensing, field techniques and indigenous knowledge to understand spatio-temporal patterns of glacier changes and their impact on water resources

Williams

Simon, Claire

PhD

2011

Disjunctures and Contradictions: the Role of Measurement in Poverty Representation, Policy, and Development Practice

Oakes

Viger, Roland

PhD

2011

Comparison of Explicit and Implicit Keywords to Characterize Geographic Information Systems Procedures

Buttenfield

Zader, Amy

PhD

2011

Grain as Commodity: The Making of Chinese Consumer-Citizens through the Northeast Rice Network

Oakes

Adler, John

PhD

2010

Assessing Supraglacial Water Volume and the Changing Dynamics of the Surface Topography Near the Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland

Steffen

Holmberg, Molly

PhD

2010

Mapping climate change: Six U.S. case studies

Foote

Muto, Atsuhiro

PhD

2010

Multi-Decadal Surface Temperature Trends in East Antarctica Inferred from Borehold Firn Temperature Measurements and Geophysical Inverse Methods

Steffen

Phillips, Thomas

PhD

2010

The impact of advancing surface melt on the ice temperature of the Sermeq Avannarleq Glacier - a model approach

Steffen

Riggins, Susan

PhD

2010

The production and evolution of mobile regolith: Modeled soil production and measured chemical weathering

Anderson

Sitko, Nick

PhD

2010

The fractured politics of food security: maize, power, and hunger on a Zambian frontier

Dunn

Ward, Luke

PhD

2010

The Bureaucracy of Nature: How Integrated Resource Management Excludes the Poor

Dunn

Holz, C. Andras

PhD

2009

Climatic and Human Influences on Fire Regimes and Forest Dynamics in Temperate Rain Forests in Southern Chile

Veblen

Partisis, Juan

PhD

2009

Insect Defoliator Outbreaks and Environmental Heterogeneity in Nothofagus Forests in the Patagonian Andes

Veblen

Pullen, Nancy Hoalst

PhD

2008

Soil properties and hydrologic processes in tropical forest dynamics plots of Panama, Ecuador and Malaysia

Beatty

Witmer, Frank

PhD

2007

The Effects of War on Land-Use/Land-Cover Change: An Analysis of Landsat Imagery for Northeast Bosnia

O'Loughlin

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