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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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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

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The Endangered Species Act, local power and contested issues on the rural-urban interface, Kristen Marie Corey

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Agriculture and ideology in a globalized world: a multiplicity of farmer discourses, Ann Finan

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Hacia el ranchito: Mexican immigrants, farming and sustainable rural livelihoods in Iowa, Hannah Kathryn Lewis

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Soil respiration and plant growth across a chronosequence of tallgrass prairie reconstructions, Ryan Matthew Maher

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Transforming lands and livelihoods in the Awach River Basin of Lake Victoria, western Kenya, Mary Kerubo Nyasimi

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Diversifying Midwestern agriculture with perennial forages: a review of the benefits and barriers to forages in Iowa, and a genetic study of biofuel potential for reed canarygrass, Julia Olmstead

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Evaluating the Conservation Security Program utilizing the perceptions and economics of producer participation: implications for land stewardship in Iowa agriculture, Denis Andrew Reich

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Characterization and classification of Native American maize landraces from the Southwestern United States, Lindsay C. Werth

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The utility of the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework in NGOs in Peru, Heather Rena Hughes

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The utility of the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework in NGOs in Peru, Heather Rena Hughes

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Winter cereal grain - forage legume intercrops: component yield tradeoffs and potential for cultivar improvement, Frederick William Iutzi

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Soil quality response to manure or compost amendments in alternative Iowa farm systems , Kevin Frederick Jensen

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There's a lot more to it than making a living ...: human-animal relationships in three Iowa sustainable farming systems, Cassi Johnson

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Gestation housing for sows: a comparison of individual gestation stalls within confinement facilities and group pens in deep-bedded hoop barns, Peter Joseph Lammers

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Changing capitals, shifting livelihoods : case study of Luo community living on Awach catchment of Lake Victoria Basin, Western Kenya, Mary Kerubo Nyasimi

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Effects of crop rotation and nitrogen fertilization on soil nitrate concentration and corn yield , Enrique Ortiz-Torres

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A comparative agroecosystems analysis of soil water and root dynamics under six different vegetative cover types , Greg William Shepherd

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Poverty and food insecurity in rural Iowa: an examination of four food desert counties , Ella Annette Bitto

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Trees in farm landscapes: a survey of Iowa farmers, Wendy VanDyk Evans

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Factors contributing to grassland implementation and multifunctionality at field, farm and community levels in Marion County, Iowa, Karie Joan Wiltshire

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A market-chain analysis of Chamaedorea palms: prospects for Fair Trade labeling, Vanessa Sarah Zajfen

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Legume identity and timing of incorporation affect corn and soil responses to green manure, Rhonda Lynn Graef

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Weed control in no-till organic soybean in southern Brazil , Carlos Armenio Khatounian

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Public access to urban-grown produce : Who eats local? : A case study of Intervale food consumption in Burlington, Vermont, Emily Kinney Neuman

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Assessment of Phytophthora sojae race population and fitness components in Iowa, Xiaofan Niu

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The emergence capabilities of maize landraces, Jennifer McGuire Bousselot

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Food values survey at Iowa State University, Amy Lauren Hasan

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Method for comparative analysis of agricultural systems, Garth Francis Kelly

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Threatened existence: Saba senegalensis in southeastern Senegal, Paige Grimes Knutsen

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Information sources and needs of women farmland owners in Cass County, Iowa, Pernell Roberta Plath

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The effect of composted swine manure amendments on the nitrogen mineralization of legume green manures, Ryan Elton Rusk

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Factors affecting symbolic and use adoption of local foods for consumers in Black Hawk County, Iowa, Erin M. Tegtmeier