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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Place-based communities and neoliberalism: a study of the artisanal fishing community of Chorrillos, Peru, Héctor Andrés Bombiella Medina

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Organic no-till and strip-till systems for broccoli and pepper production, Dana Lipinski Jokela

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Tough tobacco transitions, Joshua Glen Lang

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Ratios and benchmarks as tools for local food hub decision-making: a comparative case study, Savanna May Lyons

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Agricultural transformations: climate change adaptation and farmer decision making, Gabrielle Elan Roesch-Mcnally

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Production and marketing innovations in Fair Trade and organic coffee cooperatives in the Córdoba-Huatusco corridor in Veracruz, Mexico, Saul Julian Abarca-Orozco

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Climate-smart agriculture in Midwest cropping systems: evaluating the benefits and tradeoffs of cover crops, Andrea Diane Basche

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Farmers’ Knowledge, Perceptions, and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Decision Making For Integrated Soil Fertility Management Practices in Masaka and Rakai Districts, Central Uganda, Naboth Bwambale

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Case study: a sustainable livelihoods analysis of a non-governmental organization working with quinoa producers in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador, Sumac Elisa Cárdenas Oleas

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“We love this land, and we want to take care of this land”: Iowa women farmland owners constructing and contesting narratives, Angie Carter

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A longitudinal panel study of participants' attitudes and behaviors towards transdisciplinary science, Laura M. Frescoln

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Analysis of adaptive capacity and governance surrounding an invasive pest, the Emerald Ash Borer, in Iowa, Justin T. Landhuis

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Cover crop impacts on soil quality during Miscanthus x giganteus establishment in central Iowa, Joyce Y.J. Lok

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Impacts of riparian buffer vegetation on soil quality physical parameters, 20-23 years after initial riparian buffer establishment, Leigh Ann Marie Long

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Suitability of winter canola (Brassica napus) for enhancing summer annual crop rotations in Iowa, Rafael A. Martinez-Feria

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An exploratory case study of three scales of food pantries in Story County, Iowa, Jacqueline Ann Nester

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Optimizing the value of manure nutrients through testing and treatment, Kelsey B. Regan

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The farmer and farm networks: an examination of conservation adoption in the U.S. corn belt, Hanna Teresa Rosman

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Motivation and retention of Iowa’s Master Gardener volunteers, Bryn Takle

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Strip tillage and rowcovers as a potential alternative to black plastic mulch in cucurbit production, Jennifer Louise Tillman

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Understanding competing motivations for urban agriculture: an analysis of U.S. municipal ordinance adoption, Andrea Vaage

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Organic agriculture development strategies in Tunisia and Uganda: Lessons for African organics, Jelili Adegboyega Adebiyi

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Soil moisture patterns and hydraulic properties associated with alternative biomass cropping systems across a landscape gradient, Usman Anwar

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Social movement organizations in the local food movement: linking social capital and movement support, Mark Richard Bauermeister

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Salvaging salmon: Shasta Dam and the conservation movement, Anna Leah Blumstein

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Small-town sustainability: a case study, Anna M. Bruen

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People in Ecosystems/Watershed Integration: Visualizing ecosystem services tradeoffs in agricultural landscapes, Carrie Michelle Chennault

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"Keep it rural": the politics of planning for smart growth in South Fulton County, Georgia, Eric John Christianson

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Integral Agriculture: Taking seriously the mindset of the farmer, the interiority of the beings on the farm, and a metaphysics that connects them, Travis E. B. Cox

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A comparison of carbon storage potential in corn- and prairie-based agroecosystems, Ranae Dietzel

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Values-based supply chains: local and regional food systems in the Upper Midwest United States, Kevin Richard Duerfeldt

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Toward a collaborative model of surface water management: Lessons from the Boone River watershed nutrient management initiative, Stephanie Enloe

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A mixed-methods approach to understanding farmer and rancher interest in supplying woody biomass in the U.S. Northern Great Plains, Ashley M. Hand

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Multifunctional agriculture: Root and nitrogen dynamics in two alternative systems, Alison King

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Taking back the commons: Motivating factors for the local control of GMOs, Lydia Rae Levinson

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Agricultural technologies for marginal farming systems in Asia: Adoption and diffusion of SALT in the Philippines and SRI in India, Roshani Malla

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Social capital, agricultural technical assistance, access to productive resources, and food security in post-conflict Lira, northern Uganda, Joseph Deng Malual

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Soil ozonation as a sustainable alternative to methyl bromide fumigation and synthetic pesticides, Nahed Msayleb

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A comparison of cellulosic fuel yields and separated soil-surface CO2 fluxes in maize and prairie biofuel cropping systems, Virginia Nichols

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Environmental stresses and community responses in four communities of southwestern Uruguay, Diego Thompson Bello

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Insect pollinators in corn and soybean agricultural fields, Michael Joseph Wheelock

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What drives participation in the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program?, Julie Whitson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Effects of perennial and cover crops on hydrology in Iowa, Ryan Goeken

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Civic agriculture and leadership: Builders and weavers in Iowa's regional food systems, Laura Kleiman

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Learning and power in international farmer exchanges, Stephen August Lauer

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An Analysis of Technical Assistance Providers in Copanch'orti' Guatemala, Victoria LeBeaux

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The influence of hydrologic and riparian factors on stream channel stability in a central Iowa stream, Nicholas Slattery Leete

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Biochar as a replacement for perlite in greenhouse soilless substrates, Jake Northup

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Seeing biodiversity through the farmer's eyes: A photovoice analysis in Story County, Iowa, Caroline Felix Oliveira

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A case study on the food retail environment of Accra, Ghana, Shelley Jayne Oltmans

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Transnational identity, food and community: The role of women in cultural continuity and resistance, Claudia Marcela Prado Meza

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An investigation of soybean aphid ecology and management in the context of agricultural sustainability, Rebekah Marie Ritson

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Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa, Andrew L. Stephenson

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Climatologists' methods of climate science communication to agriculture in the North Central Region of the United States, Adam Wilke

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Strategizing agency and community partnerships: A case study of an urban fishing program, Angie L. Carter

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Evaluation of cover crops in reduced tillage systems for organic production, Dan Edward Cwach

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The Iowa Food Policy Council: a case study, John Cotton Dean

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Agronomic productivity of conventional and low-external-input cropping systems and their effect on giant foxtail (Setaria faberi) population dynamics, Robin Gomez

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Soil moisture dynamics in agriculturally-dominated landscapes after the introduction of native prairie vegetation, Jose Antonio Gutierrez Lopez

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Empowerment in the context of climate change: how community-based organizations can play a role in engaging citizens, Annie Thompson Heuscher

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Diversifying monoculture crops by incorporating prairie buffer strips, Sarah Marie Hirsh

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Denitrification woodchip bioreactor two-phase column study: Evaluation of nitrate removal at various hydraulic retention times and effect of temperature on denitrification rates, Natasha Lynn Hoover

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Tradeoffs in ecosystem services of prairies managed for bioenergy production, Meghann Elizabeth Jarchow

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Local food access in inner cities: Integrated research through: comparison study, literature review, case studies and design implementation, Courtney Allison Long

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Sustainable soils, sustainable communities: Promoting the environmental and social sustainability of human-soil interactions in Iowa, Eric Britt Moore

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Undergraduate education and attitudes towards swine welfare, Maureen K. Petersen

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Increasing access to healthy food at a cooperative grocery store, Jessica Lynne Soulis

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Design and performance of denitrification bioreactors for agricultural drainage, Laura Elizabeth Christianson

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Sowing seeds for learning: A case study of a school garden in Pocahontas, Iowa, Katie Dirks

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Farming for ecosystem services: A case study of multifunctional agriculture in Iowa, U.S.A, G L Drake Larsen

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Ephemeral gullies and ecosystems services: Social and biophysical factors, Nicholaus Reid Ohde

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Impacts of land use on stream bank erosion in the Northeast Missouri Claypan Region, Rachel Peacher

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Mapping the social landscape of grazing management in the Corn Belt: A review of research and stakeholder perceptions of the multifunctionality of Iowa grazing systems, Mae Rose Petrehn

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The role of indigenous knowledge and innovation in creating food sovereignty in the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Jennifer Marie Vazquez

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Towards sustainable agriculture in the developing world: Theoretical perspectives and empirical insights, Yuichiro Amekawa

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Farmer photovoice: visual values and the impact on conservation practices, Stephanie Nichole D'adamo

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The agronomic and economic performance of flax in Iowa, Stefans Robert Gailans

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Food Traceability Information Modeling and Data Exchange and GIS Based Farm Traceability Model Design and Application, Hafize Gunsu Gemesi

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Grain amaranth production and effects of soil amendments in Uganda, Michael William Graham

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Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from three dairy production systems in Iowa--conventional, grazing, and combination conventional/grazing, Andrew Lee Herringshaw

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Quantifying the aggressiveness, temporal and spatial spread of Pantoea stewartii in sweet corn, Lu Liu

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Status of veterinary care for organic livestock producers in Iowa and suggestions for improvement, Jennifer Anne O'neill

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"Somos del campo". Latino/a gardeners and farmers in two rural communities of Iowa. A Community Capitals Framework approach., Diego Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of ownership on Iowa land owners' decisions to adopt conservation practices, Majd Abdulla

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The role of capitals in the promotion of sustainable community microfinance organizations, Ignacio Carranza Cerda

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Optimized landscape plans for bio-oil production, David Hc Correll

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Keeping the wineglass full: Exploring the intersection of sustainable viticulture and sustaining winegrower legacy in Lodi, California, Matthew Hoffman

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Energy and nutrient cycling in pig production systems, Peter J. Lammers

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Looking at community gardens through neoliberal lenses, Tomoko Ogawa

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Assessing new methods of integrated pest management for apple orchards in the Midwest and phenology of sooty blotch and flyspeck fungi on apples in Iowa, Adam Sisson

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Impact of social capital on food security in southeast Uganda, Haroon Sseguya

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Small Meat Processors Working Group: Managing knowledge in a new era of agriculture, Arion Thiboumery

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The effects of farmer attitudes and farm management practices on soil quality: a study in Cherokee County, Iowa, Amber D. Anderson Mba

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Identity preservation & traceability: the state of the art - from a grain perspective (status of agricultural quality systems / traceability / certification systems), Gregory Scott Bennet

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An integrated approach to investigating the reintroduction of flax production in Iowa, Sarah Louise Carlson

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Farmer field schools in Bungoma district of western Kenya: a rapid appraisal, Anthony Machacha

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Grassland bird abundance and nesting in short-duration rotationally grazed pastures in southwest Iowa, Ryan David Marquardt

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Degradation and restoration in remnant tallgrass prairie: Grazing history, soil carbon, and invasive species affect community composition and response to the fire-grazing interaction, Devan Allen Mcgranahan

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Diversity, productivity, and stability in perennial polycultures used for grain, forage, and biomass production, Valentín Daniel Picasso Risso

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Species and functional diversity effects on productivity and nutrient uptake: implications for designing sustainable agricultural systems in the Midwest, Melissa Renee Cheatham