# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2011-08-25)
Tallgrass prairie is an endangered ecosystem and encroachment by woody species threatens many remnants. Insights are needed into the differences in diversity and species and functional group composition along a gradient ...

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• (2005)
The goal of this research is to investigate the multi-scale variability of vegetation, its dependence on hydrologic controls such as topography, soil properties, vegetation type, and climate variations (e.g., the El Nino ...

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• (1999)
Miospore distribution patterns suggest differences in some ecological requirements of their source plants. One of the major tree-fern miospores, Thymospora, shows a pattern different than some of the other tree-fern ...

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• (2013-08-22)
Formally assessing biodiversity can be a daunting if not impossible task. Subsequently, specific taxa are often chosen as indicators of patterns of diversity as a whole. Mapping the locations of indicator taxa can inform ...

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• (2013-05-24)
This dissertation explores the utilitarian aspects of the Neo-Confucianism’s rise in the early Tokugawa period. Neo-Confucianism was an important intellectual foundation for political leaders because it served as the ...

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• (1986)
Laser-Doppler velocimetry measurements have been made of nonseparated velocity fields over solid sinusoidal wavy surfaces. Time-averaged velocity and turbulent intensity data are given.

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• (2014-09-16)
This thesis investigated the flow characteristics of oscillatory flow above self-formed vortex ripples. Using the data collected by Admiraal et al. (2006), phase-averaged and time-averaged mean velocities, root-mean-square ...

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• (1970)
Ultrasonic pulse-echo measurements have been carried out on specimens of solid krypton prepared in a rigid-tail helium cryostat. Values were obtained from polycrystalline specimens for longitudinal sound waves from 52 ...

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• (2018-11-08)
A plasma-assisted hydrogen diffusion flame, denoted as a coaxial AC DBD burner, was designed and analyzed for comparisons with simulations and to better understand the coupling of the plasma and reacting flow. Emission, ...

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• (1981)
The relationship between the concentration field and the velocity field during fully-developed mass transfer from a turbulently flowing fluid to a solid boundary was investigated in this study. The investigation was limited ...

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• (1983)
A field-reversed theta pinch (FRTP) is a compact device for magnetic fusion. It has attracted much attention in recent years since encouraging experimental results have been obtained. However, the definite causes for the ...

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• (1967)

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• (1953)

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• (1997)
Moreover, some venture capitalists develop the reputation of assisting managers with job placement. The fact that this reputation is important to explain their decisions to network constitutes evidence that venture capital ...

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• (2007)
The grammaticality of both regular finite verbs and defective verbs in Kannada find a natural explanation in the HPSG framework: A finite verb takes only that nominative noun phrase as its complement which bears information ...

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• (1996)
This study addresses the question of whether adult L2 learners of Spanish reset the V-movement parameter (Pollock, 1989) value from ($-$ raise) from their English L1 to (+ raise) in their L2. Numerous studies have addressed ...

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• (1995)
Difficulties in the identification of subjects and direct objects, resulting from the fall of the Latin nominal case system do not lead inexorably to a shift in the position of the finite verb and the rise of a fixed SVO ...

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• (2005)
In sum, this dissertation deals with the so-called mixed categories with a general mechanism of word-formation based on the single-engine syntactic approach coupled with a lexical decomposition. I show that the traditional ...

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• (1972)

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