Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1999)
This thesis combines the theory of ergodic Hp spaces, singular integral operators and the theory of Banach space-valued operators to establish a new method to study the inequalities for the operators induced by an ergodic, ...

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• (1997)
The eighth chapter studies the solvability of HJI equations that arise in nonlinear $H\sp{\infty}$ control problems where the system is affine in the control and the disturbance. In each case the existence of viscosity ...

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• (1998)
Based on all the above results, the growth kinetics of B doped Si 1-xGex(001) GS-MBE were modeled. Film deposition rates RSiGe decrease by ≈50% with increasing CB ≥ 5 x 1019 cm-3 at Ts = 500°C. The TPD results ...

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• (1991)

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• (1983)
Critics and biographers of H. G. Wells have commonly disregarded his journalism and much of is nonfiction. After the Edwardian period Wells's reputation as a novelist began to deteriorate. He continued to produce novels, ...

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• (2005)
We have studied the energy spectrum of multiwall carbon nanotubes using differential conductance measurements. The carbon nanotubes act as the Coulomb island of a single electron tunneling transistor. Temperature dependence ...

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• (1992)
H36 is a 120,000 Da membrane glycoprotein that is expressed during the differentiation of skeletal muscle. H36 cDNA clones were isolated from a lambda UniZapXR rat myotube cDNA library and sequenced. The deduced amino acid ...

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• (1998)
Knowing the host range of a biological control agent is crucial to increasing the probability of controlling a target pest, and to decreasing the possibility of injuring non-target hosts. Here I suggest that testing habitat ...

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• (2010-05-19)
A 2 year cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the occurrence of feral and wild cats and the risk of Toxoplasma gondii infection in terrestrial wildlife in a natural area in Piatt County, Illinois. Cats are the ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Conversions of grasslands to row crop agriculture over recent decades have contributed to steep declines in grassland bird populations in the Midwest. On top of habitat loss, the cessation of historic disturbance regimes ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Population declines of many species of songbirds have stimulated much research on breeding, migration, and wintering ecology. Until recently, the post-breeding season, the period from the completion of breeding and the ...

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• (2004)
Migratory birds have the ability to select a breeding site from a large number of sites across a large geographic area. Therefore, one might expect that migratory birds would select the site where they would realize the ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Social cues are used by many species to locate and select breeding sites. The role of social information in attracting birds to newly restored habitats is management relevant, but largely unexplored. I investigated the ...

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• (2015-07-13)
Landscape change in the Midwest, USA has resulted in drainage of most wetlands and isolated those that remain. Semiaquatic species occurring in this region must adapt to novel landscapes and mortality risks and variable ...

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• (2015-07-20)
For the last four decades, red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) have experienced steep population declines across much of eastern North America. The most pronounced declines have been in the Midwestern U.S. ...

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• (2007)
Behavioral thermoregulation by ectotherms through selective timing of activity and habitat use involves costs, as well as the benefit of improved physiological function from maintaining optimal body temperatures. Under the ...

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• (2015-01-21)
In order to effectively manage and conserve species, it is essential to have a basic understanding of their ecology. Unfortunately, such information is unavailable for most crayfish species, including the two members of ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Predator-prey interactions form ecologically significant links between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and may be particularly important in riparian ecosystems with highly variable habitat features in human-dominated ...

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• (2008)
This dissertation reveals the complexity of molecular habituation, and serves as a starting point for further functional genomic studies.

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• (1999)
The vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) is a plastic system found in vertebrates which produces eye rotations that compensate for head rotations. Simultaneous motion and vision are thus possible since the reflex keeps vision ...

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