Graduate Student Thesis and Dissertation Titles

An asterisk (*) next to a student name indicates the publication is a doctoral dissertation.  The Ph.D. in Geography at K-State was approved in 1996, with the first graduates in 2000.  The Master's degree in Geography was approved in 1958, with the first graduate in 1961.

2014Anibas, Kyle.  "Land Cover, Land Use, and Habitat Change in Volyn, Ukraine:  1986-2011."  (Dr. Douglas Goodin)
 Burchfield, David R.  "Mapping Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) and Quantifying its Biomass in Riley County, Kansas." (Dr. Kevin Price)
 *Grudzinski, Bartosz.  "Influence of Watershed Grazing Management on Stream Geomorphology in Grassland Headwater Streams."  (Dr. Charles Martin)
 Kelly, Kyleen.  "Paleoecological Reconstruction of a Modern Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) Population in Grand Teton National Park, WY." (Dr. Kendra McLauchlan)
 McAlister, Jordan.  "The Cultural Significance of the Rural Great Plains County Seat:  A Case Study of Two Western Kansas Counties." (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith)
 *Munro, Benjamin.  "The Lost Innocence of Ethanol:  Power, Knowledge, Discourse, and U.S. Biofuel Policy."  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington)
 Pockrandt, Bryanna.  "A Multi-Year Comparison of Vegetation Phenology between Military Training Lands and Native Tallgrass Prairie using TIMESAT and Moderate-Resolution Satellite Imagery."  (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson)
 Roberts, Brianna.  "Geomorphic Function of Large Woody Debris within a Headwater Tallgrass Praire Stream Network."  (Dr. Melinda Daniels)
 *Ruffing, Claire M.  "Influence of Legacy Disturbance on Functional Connections between Geomorphology and Organic Matter Dynamics in Mountain Streams."  (Dr. Melinda Daniels and Dr. Kendra McLauchlan)
 Spencer, David.  "A Historical Record of Land Cover Change of the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range in Kansas."  (Dr. Melinda Daniels and Dr. Douglas Goodin)
 Wallace, Laura.  "Condit Dam Removal:  A Decision-Making Comparison with Removal of Elwha River Dams."  (Dr. Lisa M. B. Harrington)
2013Butler, William.  "Spatial Patterns and Impacts of Slope Failures in Five Canyons of the Teton Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming." (Dr. Richard A. Marston)
 *Costigan, Katie.  "Hydrology and Geomorphology of Select Great Plains Rivers."  (Dr. Melinda Daniels)
 Howard, Ian.  "A Synoptic Climatology of Nocturnal Rainfall Events during May, June, and July for Northeast Kansas."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Ling, Bohua.  "Estimates of Canopy Nitrogen Content in Hetergeneous Grasslands of Konza Prairie by Hyperspectral Remote Sensing."  (Dr. Douglas Goodin)
 Morris, Christopher.  "Analysis of Modern Pollen Data from the Prairies of Central North America."  (Dr. Kendra McLauchlan)
 Mueller, Joshua.  "The Relative Controls on Forest Fires and Fuel Source Fluctuations in the Holocene Deciduous Forests of Southern Wisconsin, USA."  (Dr. Kendra McLauchlan)
 *Reddy, Sumanth.  "Medical Tourism in India:  An Exploratory Study."  (Dr. Bimial K. Paul)
 Su, Lianling.  "Cross-Border Marriage Migration of Vietnamese Women to China."  (Dr. Max Lu)
2012*Aber, Jeremy A.  "Comparing the Dominant and Continuous Theoretical Frameworks of Spatial Microgenesis."  (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson)
 *Belz, Melissa M.  "Spirit of Place and the Evolution of the Vernacular House in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India."  (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith)
 *Bergstrom, Ryan D.  "Sustainable Development in Amenity-based Communities of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem."  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington)
 *Gerike, Matthew J.  "Explorations in Historiographies of Geographical Knowledges."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Neufer, Savannah.  "Toward a Sustainable Heartland:  Contrasting Future Agricultural Scenarios in Kansas."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 *Olstad, Tyra A.  "Zen of the Plains:  Discovering Space, Place, and Self."  (Dr. Kevin Blake)
 Wang, Chuyuan.  "Forest Fragementation in the Brazilian Amazon:  Evidence from Land Reform Settlements along the Transamazon Highway and in Southern Para."  (Dr. Marcellus Caldas)
 *Wells II, James E.  "Western Landscapes, Western Images:  A Rephotography of U.S. Highway 89."  (Dr. Kevin Blake)
2011Eddy, Zachary.  "Efficacy of Native Grassland Barriers at Limiting Prairie Dog Dispersal in Logan county, Kansas."  (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson)
 *Dutt, Sohini.  "Perceptions of HIV Risk and Preventive Measures among Female Students in Kolkata, India."  (Dr. Bimal K. Paul)
 Hook, Lisa.  "Identifying and Understanding the Historical Extent of Side Channels on the Missouri River."  (Dr. Melinda D. Daniels)
 *Mohler, Rhett L.  "Multi-scale Burned Area Mapping in Tallgrass Prairie using in SITU Spectrometry and Satellite Imagery."  (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin)
 Tabor, Lisa K.  "Using Geography to Help Teach History:  Dual-Encoding History Lesson Plans."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Sando, T. Roy.  "A Climatology of Air Pollution in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area."  (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin)
 *Stimers, Mitchel J.  "A Categorization Scheme for Understanding Tornado Events from the Human Perspective."  (Dr. Bimal K. Paul)
 Wilson, Iris E.  "Perceptions of Climate and Environmental Change in Northcentral Kansas."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Walterscheid, Steven.  "Climate Classification for the Earth's Oceanic Areas using the Köppen System."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
2010Cartlidge, Matthew.  "There's No Place like Home:  Place Attachment among the Elderly in Greensburg, Kansas."  (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith)
 Commerford, Julie L.  "Calibrating Vegetation Cover and Pollen Assemblages in the Flint Hills of Kansas, U.S.A."  (Dr. Kendra McLauchlan)
 *Koch, David E.  "Landscape Epidemiology of Hantavirus in the Atlantic Forest of Paraguay."  (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin)
 Robichaux, Rex M.  "Correlating Climate with Late-Winter Wetland Habitat in the Rainwater Basin, South-Central Nebraska."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Sando, Linnea C.  "Landscape Imprints of Haying Technology in Eastern Idaho and Western Montana."  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington)
 *Sowers, Jacob R.  "A Phenomenology of Place Identity for Wonder Valley, California:  Homesteads, Dystopics, and Utopics."  (Dr. Richard A. Marston and Dr. David R. Seamon)
 *Tinnon, Vicki L.  "Environmental Justice:  Health and Inequality in Mobile County, Alabama."  (Dr. Bimal K. Paul)
2009Abbott, Patrick K.  "Representations of Plains Indians along the Oregon Trail."  (Dr. Kevin Blake)
 *Bowles, Erik H.  "Classifying Heatwaves in the United States."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Burkitt, J. Beau.  "Alternative Futures for the Northern Flint Hills:  Scenarios Provided by Hydrologic Modeling."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Dulin, Mike.  "Identifying and Assessing Windbreaks in Ford County, Kansas using Object-based Image Analysis."  (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson)
 George, Jacob.  "Conservation Reserve Program:  Relationships between Agricultural Commodity Output Prices, Input Costs, and Slippage in Kansas."  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington)
 *Laingen, Christopher.  "Complex Feedbacks among Human and Natural Systems and Pheasant Hunting in South Dakota."  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington)
 Meade, Benjamin.  "Spatial Extent, Timing, and Causes of Channel Incision, Black Vermillion Watershed, Northeastern Kansas."  (Dr. Richard A. Marston)
 *Ndyiae, Ramatoulaye.  "Geographic Information Science:  Contribution to Understanding Salt and Sodium Affected Soils in the Senegal River Valley."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
2008Graf, Nicholas.  "50 Years of Channel Change on a Reach of the Big Blue River, Northeast Kansas."  (Dr. Richard A. Marston, April 2008)
 Patterson, Judd.  "An Analysis of Spring Bird Migration Phenology in Kansas."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., April 2008)
 Peterson, Rorik.  "GIS-based Scenarios for the Reorganization of Kansas Counties."  (John Harrington, Jr.) April 2008.
2007Aber, Jeremy.  "Place Attachment and Sense of Community among Video Arcade Collectors."  (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith, April 2007)
 Brown, Nancy.  "The Impact of Prescribed Fire on Biodiversity of Understory Forbs in an Old Growth Pine Ecosystem in the Upper Midwest."  (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin, April 2007)
 *Harty, John Patrick.  "Legendary Landscapes:  A Cultural Geography of the Paul Bunyan and Blue Ox Phenomena of the North Woods."  (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, December 2007)
2006Breitkreutz, Will.  "Mapping Hantavirus Risk:  A Reservoir Species Perspective."  (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, July 2006)
 Burnum, Jessica.  “Spatial Analysis of Seized Methamphetamine Labs in Colorado Springs, CO, 1999-2005.” (Dr. Bimal K. Paul, April 2006)
 *Dobbs, Mary.  Doctoral degree awarded posthumously.  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, December 2006)
 *Gao, Jincheng.  "Canopy Chlorophyll Estimation with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing." (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin, December 2006)
 Ghimire, Kabita.  “Relationships of Roden Habitats Vegetation Structure with Prevelance of Hantavirus Infection in Paraguay.” (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin, December 2006)
 Mohler, Rhett.  "Historical Channel Change of Vermillion Creek, Kansas, 1857-2002."  (Dr. Charles W. Martin, December 2006)
 Paull, Darci.  “Free Land for People:  A Study of a New Program for Saving Small Towns in Kansas."  (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, April 2006)
 Rice, Charlene.  "Analysis of Growth and Land Use Changes in Topeka, Kansas."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.)
 Stimers, Mitch.  "A Relative Severity Index for Tornado Events: An Index to Describe the Effects of Tornadoes on Individual Communities."  (Dr. Bimal K. Paul, March 2006)
 Sweet, Jason.  "Kansas Plant Species Richness:  Collections, Predictions, and Landscape Relationships (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin, February 2006)
 Vought, Thomas.  “Assessing the Threat of Biological Terrorism to U.S. Agriculture."  (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, March 2006)

2005

*Coomansingh, Johnny.  “The Commodification and Diffusion of the Steelpan as a Conflicted Tourism Resource.” (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, April 2005)

 

Csiki, Shane J.C.  “The Distribution of Heavy Metals in the Floodplain of the Alamosa River, Colorado.”  (Dr. Charles W. Martin, February 2005)

 

Davis, Tony L.  "Estimating Soil Erosion Risk at Fort Riley, Kansas using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) with a Military Training Intensity Factor" (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, December 2005)

 

Emerson, Lori.  “Mining for Meaning in Colorado’s White Gold:  Ski Trail Names at Winter Park, Aspen, and Steamboat.”  (Dr. Kevin S. Blake, April 2005)

 

Hiett, Sam.  “Lindsborg and McPherson:  An Analysis of Visitor Preferences at Two Ethnic Festivals in Kansas.”  (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, May 2005)

 

Leis, Scott R.  “Wildfire Risk and Preparedness in South Central Alaska.” (Dr. Bimal K. Paul, April 2005)

 

*Jacobs, John C.  “Ad hoc Regions:  Applying Regional Concepts to Solve Local Problems.”  (Dr. Max Lu, May 2005)

 

Schweitzer, Allen.  “Cultural Impacts of Dam Construction and Sedimentation of Waconda Reservoir in North Central Kansas.” (Dr. Charles W. Martin, February 2005)

 

Stansberry, Brooke M.  “Landscape Factors Influencing the Presence of Migrant Forest Songbirds in the Kansas Flint Hills.” (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, August 2005)

 

*Vandeberg, Gregory S.  “The Distribution of Heavy Metals in Floodplain Soils and Sediments of the Upper Blackfoot River, Montana.”  (Dr. Charles W. Martin, January 2005)

2004

Bowles, Erik H.  "An Applied Climatology of Heat Stress Events in the Central United States: A Spatial and Temporal Assessment Using the Temperature-Humidity Index." (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., May 2004).

 

Brown, Tracy L.  "Classification of Potential Surface Water Pollution Sources in Kansas." (Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, August 2004)

 

Gerike, Matthew J.  "Historical Markers and Meaning:  Locating Santa Fe Trail Origins in Central Missouri." (Dr. Kevin S. Blake, December 2004)

 

Gruener, Misty A.  "An Analysis of the Relationship Between Custer State Park and Other Tourist Destinations in the Black Hills." (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, May 2004).

 

Huang, Biqing (Jessie).  "Warnings and Public Response to the May 4, 2003 Tornadoes in Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee." (Dr. Bimal K. Paul, June 2004).

 

Peterson, Danielle "Attachment to Place: Detachment from the Latter-Day Saints Cultural Area." (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith, May 2004)

 

Reker, Ryan.  "Mapping Conservation Reserve Program Trends in Southwest Kansas using Geospatial Techniques." (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., September 2004)

 

White, Benjamin N. "The Morman Culture Region: Persistence and Change of a Distinct North American Cultural Landscape." (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith, May 2004).

2003

Archer, Jon.       “The Future of Tuttle Creek Reservoir.” (Dr. Charles W. Martin, April 2003)

 

Dobbs, Mary E.  "Water Quality Attitudes and Producer Behavior, Big Creek and Middle Smoky Hill River Hydrologic Units, Kansas." (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, December 2003)

 

Gao, Hong.  "Land Use Change in Sichuan Province, China."  (Dr. Max Lu, March 2003)

 

Kettle, Nathan P.  "Groundwater Depletion and Agricultural Land Use Change in Wichita County, Kansas."  (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, April 2003)

 

Zimney, Michael S.  "Hierarchical Diffusion of Geographic Information Systems in Kansas."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., April 2003)

2002

Coomansingh, Johnny.       “Trinidad Carnival as an Amalgam of Borrowed Cultural Elements.” (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, May 2002)

 

Kroemer, Ryan.       “Assessing Aquifer Vulnerability in Phelps County, Nebraska and Finney County, Kansas Using DRASTIC and LPI Indicies.” (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., April 2002)

 

Tuley, David.       “The Use of Key Settlement Policy in Kansas, Based Upon Municipal Population Change, to Increase the Efficiency of Public Involvement in Rural Development.”       (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, April 2002)

 

Van Looy, Jeff.       “Historical Changes in Channel Morphology Along the Cimarron River in Southwest Kansas.”       (Dr. Charles W. Martin, April 2002)

 

Wood, James M.  "A Test of Palmer's Climatic Stability Index."  (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., June 2002)

2001

*Barcus, Holly. “Composition, Motivations and Residential Consequences of Urban to Rural Migration in the United States.” (Dr. Max Lu, June 2001)

 

*Davis, James. "The Bevier Homecoming: An Anatomy of a Successful Grassroots Festival." (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, March 2001)

 

*Dunn (De), Sujata. "Labor Market Participation of Asian Indian Women in Greater Kansas City Metropolitan." (Dr. Bimal K. Paul, March 2001)

 

Foster, Leigh. “Veteran Concentration in an Era of Military Institution Closures.” (Dr. Karen J. De Bres, December 2000)

 

Frank, Katrina. “Potential Effects of Warm Season Climate Change on Livestock Production in the United States.” (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., November 2000)

 

Gao, Jincheng. “Change Detection of Wetlands in Kansas: A Case Study of Rattlesnake Creek Watershed, 1973-1998.” (Dr. H.L. Seyler, August 2000)

 

*Holcomb, Jason. “Counterurbanization in the Great Plains?       Analysis of County-to-County Migration in Three Texas Sub-Regions, 1985-1990.” (Dr. Stephen E. White, August 2001)

 

*Leathers, Nancy J. “A Furnance Wind Climatology for the Central United States.” (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., June 2001)

 

Lister, W. Lanham.  "Proximity and Patterns of Industrial Growth in U.S. Border Counties and Mexican Border Municipios between 1970-1990."  (Dr. H.L. Seyler and Dr. Stephen E. White, December 2001)

 

*Marzen, Luke. “Remote Sensing of Change in the Mount St. Helens Blast Zone.” (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, July 2001)

 

Nusbaum, Teresa.       “A Systematic Method for Investigating Cultural Adaptation of Space.” (Dr. D.E.Kromm, November 2001)

2000

Anderson, William Brett. “Land Use and Landscape Change in a Rocky Mountain Community.” (Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith, December 2000)

 

Camberos, Sergio. "Regeneration of Ponderosa Pine Following a Wildfire in Yosemite National Park, California." (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, December 2000)

 

*Hutchinson, J.M. Shawn “Estimating Tallgrass Prairie Soil Moisture Using Active Satellite Microwave Imagery and Optical Sensor Imputs.” (Dr. Jphn A. Harrington, Jr., May 2000)

 

*Rundquist, Bradley C. “Characterizing Temporal Variation in the Spatial Heterogeneity of a Tallgrass Vegetation Canopy Using Remotely Sensed Data Gathered at Close Range.” (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin, May 2000)

 

Rundquist (Klimstra), Kristen Ann. “Modeling Grassland Bird Habitat in Agricultural Areas: A Landscape-Scale Study in Southwestern Kansas.” (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, May 2000)

 

*Schafer, Thomas C. “The Relationship Between the Expansion of Irrigation and Crop Diversification in the North Central Ogallala High Plains, 1950 – 1997.” (Dr. David E. Kromm, Spring 2000)

1999

Blocker, James. "An Examination of Remotely Sensed Derived Vegetation Indexes and Manuever Damage Assessments at Fort Riley, Kansas." (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., April 1999)

 

Guinotte, John.  "A Model for Predicting Coral Reef Habits in the Tropical Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific." (Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr., April 1999)

 

Henrie, Chris.  "Small Town Viability in the High Plains Ogallala Region of Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas:  1950-1990." (Dr. S.E. White, June 1999)

 

Payne, Ted.  "A GIS and GPS Analysis of Tamarix at Quivera National Wildlife Refuge." (Dr. H.L. Seyler, May 1999)

 

Perkes, Timothy.  "Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Urban Heat Island using AVHRR and TM Data."  (Dr. Douglas G. Goodin, May 1999)

 

Wang, Enru. "Catching Up and Falling Behind:  China's Regional Inequalities in the Era of Reform." (Dr. Max Lu, June 1999)

1998

Emmert, Brock. "Hydrologic Modeling of Anthropogenic Impacts on Little Kitten Creek Watershed, Manhattan, Kansas." (Dr. Charles W. Martin, April, 1998)

 

Parr, Eric. "A Case Study of Mennonite and non-Mennonite Farming Practices in Haskell County, Kansas." (Dr. David E. Kromm, April, 1998)

 

Radcliff, Jennifer. "Environmental and Human effects on Vegetative Species Richness of Selected National Parks and Monuments." (Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, May 1998)

1997

Banner, Chris. "Evaluation and Prediction of Wheat Leaf Rust Severity and Prediction of Yield Components of Rusted Wheat Through Use of Aerial Color Infrared Photography." (major professor: Dr. Bimal K. Paul ) December, 1997.

 

Hilbert, Kent. "An Analysis of Suspended Sediment Concentration in the Republican River between Harlan County Dam, Nebraska, and Clay Center, Kansas." (major professor:  Dr. Charles Martin) May, 1997.

 

Hutchinson, J.M. Shawn. "Radar Backscatter - Soil Moisture Relationships over Tallgrass Prairie." (major professor: Dr. John Harrington) October, 1997.

 

Leathers, Nancy. "Conservation Reserves and Protection of Erodible Soils in Southwestern Kansas."  (major professor: Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington) April, 1997.

 

Zhenhuan, Chi. "Analyzing Rangeland Grazing Intensity Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Images and GIS Techniques." (major professor: Dr. Duane Nellis) June, 1997.

1996

Barnaby, Michele. "The Distribution of Feedlots in Southwestern Kansas, 1962 - 1995". (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). June, 1996.

 

Bennett, Patricia A. "Anticipatory Impacts of a Proposed Water Transfer: A Study of Edwards County, Kansas". (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). April, 1996.

 

Darrow, Lana. "Potential Physical Accessibility to General Practitioners in a Kansas Rural Area". (major professor: Dr. Bimal K. Paul) October, 1996.

 

Jacobs, Jeffrey M. "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Beyond Metropolitan Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Bimal K. Paul). March, 1996.

 

Martin, Brenda. "Flooding Impact on Northeast Kansas Wetlands". (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). November, 1996.

 

Masenthin, Jim. "Exploring the Cognitive Realms of German and American Geography Students" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White) February 8, 1996.

 

Pearson, Brooks C. "Dreams Deferred: The Uneven Distribution of Suburban Well-Being in America"  (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). May, 1996.

 

Wardlow, Brian D. "Temporal Monitoring of Suspended Sediment Patterns Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery - A Study of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. John A. Harrington, Jr.) March, 1996.

1995

Noll, Jennifer J. "The Relationship of Total Solids to Surrounding Land Characteristics: A Case Study of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1995.

 

Oliver, Adrienne M. "Determinants of Nonmetropolitan Crime in Kansas, 1981-1991" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). May, 1995.

 

Rundquist, Bradley C. "A Reflection of Its Water: Agricultural Land-Use Change in Finney County, Kansas, 1987-1992" (major profesor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1995.

 

Speth, Chuck E. "Temperature Trends Through Changing Land Use and Selected Meteorological Variables in and around Kansas City, 1949-1984" (major professor: Dr. Douglas G. Goodin). April, 1995.

 

White, Eric S. "The Success of 1993 Flood Controls in Kansas River Basin Small Communities" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). April, 1995.

 

Whitehouse, Thomas J. "Locational Impact Assessment of a Spill Hazards in the Greater Topeka Area" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). May, 1995.

1994

Brink, Philip C. "The Influence of Land Use, Stream Flow Volume, and Stream and Watershed Slope Characteristics on Nitrate Concentrations Found in Selected Tributaries of Tuttle Creek Reservoir" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). June, 1994.

 

Burger, Paul R. "Who is the Unaligned Voter? Spatial Variations Among Kansas' Third-Party Voters in American Presidential Elections" (major professor: Dr. Karen J. DeBres). April, 1994.

 

Diniz, Alex. "Step and Chain Migration to Romania State, Brazil" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). March, 1994.

 

Gibson, Barbara J. "Water Consumption in Phoenix and Las Vegas: Are They Efficient?" (major professsor: Dr. David E. Kromm). May, 1994.

 

Hoffman, Craig P. "Tourism, the Environment, and Coastal Zone Management on Ambergris Cay, Belize" (major professor: Dr. Charles E. Bussing). May, 1994.

 

Holcomb, Jason. "Aging Farmers and Land Ownership Changes in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). July, 1994.

 

Howard, David S. "A Geographic Perspective on Rail Abandonment in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Charles E. Bussing). May, 1994.

 

Lindauer, Charlie F. "Virginia's Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Catch Distributions Relative to Oceanic Features Observed from Satellite Imagery" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1994.

 

McDonald, Raymond E., Jr. "A Pesticide Impact Assessment Model for the Delaware Watershed Utilizing a Geographic Information System" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). June, 1994.

 

Murrieta, L. Penny. "Geography of Intercountry Adoption; A Migration Context" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). April, 1994.

 

Ponte, Malcolm M. "Industrial Location in Kansas City: Assessing the Developmental Potential of the Urban Core" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). April, 1994.

 

Ullah, Asad. "Use of Geographic Information Systems for Assessment and Collection of Municipal Taxes, Metropolitan Corporation Lahore, Pakistan" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). March, 1994.

 

Weatherly, Jeffrey J. "Historical Channel Adjustments of the Lower Big Blue River Below Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Manhattan, Kansas, 1857-1991" (major professor: Dr. Charles W. Martin). May, 1994.

1993

Cline, Michael E. "Small Town Population Change in Northwest Kansas: The Causes and Their Implications for Development Policies" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). December, 1993.

 

Dunaway, Robert L. "A Geographic Information System Model for Army Tactical Units Below Division Level" (major professor: Dr. Charles W. Martin). July, 1993.

 

Frye, Charles F. "Places Rated: Differences and Biases in U.S. Metropolitan Quality of Life Studies" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). September, 1993.

 

Heitschmidt, Gerald W. "Spatial and Temporal Variations of Wildlife Habitat in Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1993.

 

Lavin, John B. "A Comparative Study of the Urban Structure of Asuncion, Paraguay with Urban Land Use Models Proposed for Cities of Less Developed Countries" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1993.

 

Quader, Christine M. "Adjusting to Water Scarcity: A Case Study of Hays, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). July, 1993.

 

Wilson, Blake B. "An Assessment of the Impact of Irrigation on the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). May, 1993.

1992

Bathgate, Jon David. "American Bison Dispersion: A Geographic Information System Predictive Model" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1992.

 

Brown, Ronald K. "Rehabilitation of Limestone Quarries in Northeast Kansas: What's Going on Out There?" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1992.

 

Doran, John Edward. "Urban Land Use Structure and Change: A Comparison of Manhattan, Kansas and Gaborone, Botswana" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). July, 1992.

 

Guizlo, Mark B. "Land Use and Wildlife Conservation in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis" (major professor: Dr. Charles E. Bussing). May, 1992.

 

Thompson, Gregory P. "Locational Variability of Land Values in Topeka, Kansas: A Reanalysis" (major professor: Dr. Karen J. De Bres). December, 1992.

1991

Denton, Jocelyn E. "The Vietnamese Population in Wichita, Kansas: Patterns of Settlement and Intra-urban Migration 1976-1990" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). December, 1991.

 

Duram, Leslie Aileen. "Aussiedler" and "Vebersiedler: The Migration of Ethnic Germans to the Federal Republic of Germany" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). August, 1991.

 

Peterson, Erik L. "Channelization and Land Use Changes Along the Black Vermillion River" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1991.

 

Senseman, Gary M. "Spatial Analysis of SPOT HRV Digital Data for Locating Prairie Dog Towns in Meade County, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1991.

 

Sinkler, Robert Alan. "A Geographic Information System Model for Determining Vehicle Trafficability" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1991.

1990

Kuntz, Kara Brown. "Factors that Influence Kansas Farmer's Decision to Adopt or Reject Conservation Tillage" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1990.

 

Murray, Michael G. "Landfill Location Analysis: The Big Lakes Region of Kansas" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1990.

 

Vetter, Robert F. "Suffolk County's Experience with the Purchase of Development Rights and Farmland Preservation" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). August, 1990.

1989

Harrier, Donald. "An Analysis of the Spatial Distributioin of the Rural Farm Population in Decatur County, Kansas: 1900-1988" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1989.

1988

DiLaura (Beard), Roxanne. "Factors Influencing the Changing Patterns of Field Windbreaks in Southwestern Kansas" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1988.

 

Kilgannon, James. "Ethnic Residential Segregation: The Case of Asian Indians in Chicago, 1980" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). August, 1988.

 

Li, Chen. "Land Use and Sedimentation in the Basin of Tuttle Creek Reservoir" (major professor: Dr. Stephen L. Stover). November, 1988.

 

Mackay, Marion. "Factors Influencing Population Change in Northcentral Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). August, 1988.

 

Martin, Brenda. "The Impact of Mennonite Settlement on the Cultural Landscape of Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen L. Stover). May, 1988.

 

Seagle, Delmar Eugene. "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Prescribed Rangeland Burning; The Northern Flint Hills of Kansas" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1988.

1986

Baruth, Wilma. "Straight as the Crow Flies: Historical Geography of the Kansas City Southern Railway Company" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). Spring, 1986.

 

Wilds, Stanley R. "Analysis of Land Ownership and Range Mangement Practices in the Northern Kansas Flint Hills" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). Spring, 1986.

1985

Burns, Paul B. "Spatial Inequality in Poland, 1945-1981" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). May, 1985.

 

Dautel, Cynthia L. (Rolph). "Selected Patterns of Population Movement in the West Bank Since 1967" (major proffessor: Dr. Stephen E. White). August, 1985.

 

Mandel, Sharon (Parks). "Catchment Analysis of Four Kansas City Hopewell Archeological Sites" (major professor: Dr. Charles E. Bussing). Spring, 1985.

1984

Frye, Alan. "Response of Major Shopping Centers to Transportation Network Improvements in Wichita, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). December, 1984.

 

Hsu, Charlene D. "Public Housing, Population Redistribution, and Urban Development in Singapore" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). December, 1984.

 

Layton, Nyle D. "Plant Redistribution and Desertification dur to Subsidence Fissures in the Wilcox Area, Arizona" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). May, 1984.

1983

Bascom, Jonathan. "The Nature of Refugee Resettlement Patterns in Africa" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). May, 1983.

 

Fridirici, Roxane M. "Kansas Through the Eyes of Kansans: Perception of Kansas Landscapes" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). May, 1983.

 

Juniel, Andra L. "Nonmetropolitan Fringe and Suburban County Factors Deterring Fringe Country Metropolitan Inclusion" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). December, 1983.

 

Roengsawad, Pratoom. "Changing Structure of Rural Land Use in Northwestern Kansas" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). December, 1983.

1982

Andrew, Dean. "The Influence of Personal Factors on Recent Industrial Location" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). May, 1982.

 

Liang, Mei-Huey. "Land Use Change in the Area Surrounding Salina, Kansas, 1976-1980" (major professor: Dr. M. Duane Nellis). August, 1982.

 

Schott, Stephen A. "National Park Management Policies and Functions in the United States and West Germany" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). Summer, 1982.

1981

Cyr, John R. "Historic Landscapes of Cloud County, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Charles E. Bussing). December, 1981.

 

Moore, Robin A. "Intra-Urban Migration in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). August, 1981.

 

Nilchang, Sunandpattira. "The Diffusion of Grain Sorghum in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). May, 1981.

1980

Dotzauer, Peter. "The Impact of Location Relative to Cities on Village Population-Changes in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). Fall, 1980.

 

Fleetwood, David. "A Locational Analysis of Non-Metropolitan Secondary Hospitals in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). May, 1980.

 

Myers, Marilyn S. "Processes Altering Patterns of Urban Open Space--Wichita and Comotara: A Case Study" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). May, 1980.

 

Shanklin, Gerald. "Perception of the Flood Hazard in Manhattan, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). May, 1980.

1978

Kemere, Philipos. "Export and Economic Growth in Africa" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White) September, 1978.

 

Leithauser, Gail. "The Effectiveness of Differential Assessment as a Land Use Control" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). November, 1978.

 

Lewis, Stephen. "Relative Location and Industrial Growth" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White) June, 1978.

 

Melton, Karl. "Determinants of Metropolitan Net-Migration" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White) 1978.

1977

Breedlove, Charlotte. "The Effect of Location on the Spatial Behavior of the Residents of Institutions for the Elderly: A Community Analysis" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). 1977.

 

Lambert, Patricia (Swan). "Comparisons of Social Well-Being Components and Perceived Quality of Life Indicators in Rural Kansas Counties" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). 1977.

 

Logan, Brian. "Experience as a Factor in Tornado Awareness and Response Levels in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). November, 1977.

 

Luehring, JoAnn. "Regionalizations for Water Planning in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm), 1977.

 

Mettille, John L., Jr. "Factors Influencing Bicycle Route Selection" (major professor: Dr. Stephen E. White). August, 1977.

1976

Lindroth, William E. "The Effects of Perceived Spatial Relationships on Locational Choice: A Case Study of the Hastings, Nebraska, City-County Civic Center" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). August, 1976.

1974

Bruff, Jay. W. "Perception of Visual Quality in Residential Environments" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). August, 1974.

 

Gottschamer, John C. "The Relationship Between Community Attitudes and Economic Growth and Development for Rural Kansas Communities" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). May, 1974.

 

Kidane-Miriam, Tadesse. "The Growth Pole Theory in Regional Development: A General Model for Less Developed Areas" (major professor: Dr. David Kromm). December, 1974.

 

Lintner, Marna J. (Lindroth). "Distance as a Farm Management Problem" (major professor: Dr. Charles E. Bussing). December, 1974.

1971

Bock, James F. "The Regional Structure of the Kansas Economy" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler) May, 1973.

 

Johnson, John L. "Awareness of Soil Erosion in Eastern Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). August, 1973.

 

Okobiah, Omamurhomu S. "The Demographic Implications of Irrigation in Western Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David Kromm). May, 1973.

 

Palmer, Christopher. "The Effects of Newcomer Enculturation Upon Urban Spatial Behavior" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). August, 1973.

 

Porter, William A. "Analysis of the Residential Structure of Underprivileged Black Neighborhoods: A Case Study in Manhattan, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Seyler). May, 1973.

 

Weaver, Clyde E. "Rural Depopulation in Kansas: A Conceptual Inquiry into the Nature of Changing Rural Settlement Patterns on the American Plains" (major professor: Dr. Stephen L. Stover). May, 1973.

1970

Bradley, Charles W. "Environmental Effects of Petroleum Development Along the Alaskan North Slope" (major professor: Dr. David Kromm). August, 1970.

 

Liaw, Kao-Lee. "A Spatial Analysis of Sheep-Raising in Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen Stover). May, 1970.

 

Perry, Robert M., Jr. "Pesticides Used in Agriculture: Economic Considerations and Environmental Consequences" (major professor: Dr. Stephen Stover). December 1971.

 

Piercy, Keith. "The Geography of Health and Death and the Quality of the Environment in Manhattan, Kansas, 1965-1969" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). August 1971.

 

Ziegler, William, Jr. "Perception and Awareness of Air Pollution in Manhattan, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. David E. Kromm). August, 1971.

1969

Alizai, Mohammad Yaqyb. "The Role of Irrigation in Agriculture in West Pakistan" (major professor: Dr. Stephen Stover). August, 1969.

 

Berg, Halvard Andreas. "Post World War II Trends in Norwegian Coastal Shipping" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). August, 1969.

 

Gattorna, David B. "Some Land Use Impacts of Tuttle Creedk Reservoir, Manhattan, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Stephen Stover). June, 1969.

 

True, Mary Lou (Kennon). "Some Aspects of Environmental Pollution Attributed to the Cattle Feedlot Industry in the Upper Neosho Watershed" (major professor: Dr. Stephen Stover). June, 1969.

1967

Seyler, H.L. "Functional Changes in the Major United States Great Lakes Ports Since the Opening of the New St. Lawrence Seaway" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). August, 1967.

 

Vinge, Stanley, Jr. "A Location Analysis of the Commercial Vegetable Canning Industry in Wisconsin" (major professor: Dr. Stephen Stover). June, 1967.

 

Wood, Perry S. "Analysis of Population Fluctuations in Westmoreland, Louisville, and Wamego, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). June, 1967.

1965

Marttinen, Risto K. "Ohio River Transportation - A Geographic Case Study" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). June, 1965.

 

Robertson, Charles W. "The Role of Pipelines in World War II" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). August, 1965.

1964

Hamburg, James Fredric. "A Study of Factors Affecting Population Trends in Northwestern Kansas" (major professor: Dr. William R. Siddall). August, 1964.

1963

Quandt, Eldor C., Jr. "A Geographic-Economic Base Study of Salina, Kansas" (major professor: Dr. H.L. Rau). June, 1963.

 

Stjernberg, Lloyd A. "An Inventory, Evaluation and Projection of Manufacturing in Topeka, Kansas" (Dr. H.L. Rau). August, 1963.

1961

Harding, Jack E. "Petroleum Production and Population Change in North Central Kansas" (major professor: Dr. Karl Stacey). June, 1961.