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Dissertations from 2012

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An object-based image analysis approach for detecting urban impervious surfaces, Amit Kulkarni

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Constructing wilderness: the nexus of preservation and ocean-space in the United States, Ryan Orgera

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"Crappy New Year": evaluation, stance and drinking stories, Martin Edward Pfeiffer

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Understanding public perceptions of global warming, Wanyun Shao

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Salt of the Maya: Evidence of Prehispanic Salt Production and Architectural Function at the Eleanor Betty Site, Paynes Creek National Park, Belize, Tamara L. Spann

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GIS-based urban land use characterization and population modeling with subpixel information measured from remote sensing data, Quan Tang

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Mechanisms of urban influence on precipitation in the southeastern United States: precipitation enhancement, storm bifurcation, and synoptic characteristics, Anna Marie Trevino

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Modeling population patterns in New Orleans 2000-2010: a density function approach, Weijie Wang

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A discourse on geospatial technology applications in predictive analytics and evidence-based decision support for disaster research and management, Steven Matthew Ward

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Identification of blood protein in Louisiana clay sediment: subtitle, Michelle D. Whipp

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Accessibility to public high schools and school performance in metropolitan Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1990-2010, Shaun E. Williams

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A city and its river: an urban political ecology of the Loop and Bridgeport in Chicago, Garrett Charles Wolf

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Designing pots: determining Orange Incised design variation and distribution at the Rollins Shell Ring site and the Guana Shell Ring site in Florida, Margaret Kathryn Wrenn

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GIS-based spatial analysis of place names in Yunnan, China, Ling Zhang

Dissertations from 2011

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An agent-based simulation model for business reopenings in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina, Helbert Arenas

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An assessment of atmospheric factors impacting tropospheric ozone in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana non-attainment zone, Andrew Douglas Augustine

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Fatalities due to Hurricane Katrina's impacts in Louisiana, Ezra Clay-Kelly Boyd

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A contour tree based spatio-temporal data model for oceanographic applications, Yuliang Chen

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The Lower Ninth Ward: resistance, recovery, and renewal, Alexandra Giancarlo

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Demography, paleopathology, and health status of the Moche remains in Huambacho, Peru: a comprehensive osteological analysis, Emily Grace

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"We live in a used world": cultural geographies of American garage sales, Gentry Powell Hanks

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Social Life and Ancient Andean Public Landscapes: Actions and Performances as Seen Through the Use of a 1st Millennium BCE Plaza at Caylán, Peru, Matthew Ryan Helmer

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Animal scavengers as agents of decomposition: the postmortem succession of Louisiana wildlife, Audra Leigh Jones

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Decomposition rates in tobacco and hay barns in Kentucky, Valerie Kauffeld

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Impact of embalming and burial on decomposition rates and diffusion of volatile fatty acids in Kentucky, Bonnie Charlana McQuinn

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Transnational spaces and communal land tenure in a Caribbean place: "Barbuda is for Barbudans", Amy E. Potter

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Analysis of Marine Sediment of Prehispanic Maya Saltworks 24 and 35 in Paynes Creek National Park, Southern Belize, Roberto Rosado Ramirez

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Landscape, mobilities, and performance: an autoethnographic and visual engagement with public protests in Washington, DC, Paul Ronald Watts

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Large-scale influences on tropical cyclogenesis for selected storms in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Jinwoong Yoo

Dissertations from 2010

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Land use, individual attributes, and travel behavior in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Anzhelika Antipova

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Further investigations into the King George Island Mounds site (16LV22), Harry Gene Brignac Jr

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Waging word wars: a discourse analysis of the patterns of Norse masculinity presented through mannjafnaor in the Icelandic sagas, Jonathan Mark Broussard

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Ancestral determination from foramen magnum, Stephanie Marie Crider

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Mapping the digital divide in neighborhoods: Wi-Fi access in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Luke Driskell

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Revitalizing the suburban dream: disaster, displacement and resilience in Eastern Orleans Parish, Meredith Morgan Feike

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Artisanal whaling in the Atlantic: a comparative study of culture, conflict, and conservation in St. Vincent and the Faroe Islands, Russell Fielding

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Head shaping of the ancient Maya at Wild Cane Cay and Moho Cay, Belize, Kellye Alyse French

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Changing perceptions of archaeology in post-Katrina New Orleans: a geographic information perspective, David Patrick Harlan

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Synoptic circulation of the North American Monsoon System and precipitation within the Lower Colorado River Basin, Jessie Frances McCann

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In sickness and in health: experiencing medical spaces in Mbarara (Uganda), Kara E. Miller

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The power struggle between Americans and Creoles in the first half of the nineteenth century and its influence on the architecture of New Orleans, Sylvia Starns Mince

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Identifying historic storm surges and calculating storm surge return periods for the Gulf of Mexico coast, Hal Needham

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Using Algae to Estimate Postmortem Submersion Interval in a Louisiana Bayou, Sophia Renke

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Dry event trends and frequencies in the south central United States, Michael Roberts

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Mixed-race ancestry and its impact on the facial reconstruction process, Jermaine Carl Robinson

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"It's not just about the buildings, it's about the people": architecture practice, and preservation in post-Katrina New Orleans, Bethany W. Rogers

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Regional narratives, hidden maps, and storied places: cultural cartographies of the Cariri region, Northeast Brazil, Jorn Seemann

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Demography, health status, and mortuary rituals of the late Woodland Poole-Rose ossuary, Ontario, Canada: a study of the clavicles, Nicole Elizabeth Smith

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Designing Irishness: ethnicity, heritage, and imagined connection to place through language, Thomas James Sullivan

Theses from 2009

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Putting a face on prehistory: reconstructing Late-Mississippian faces, Alicia Canfield

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A sense of community and community change: an ethnographic study of a contemporary Louisiana juke joint as it compares to historical literature on the subject, Kristopher Ian Debnam

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Crop coefficients for cotton in northeastern Louisiana, Sean Allen Hribal

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Sediment records of modern and prehistoric hurricane strikes in Weeks Bay, Alabama, Yun Huang

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People, sheep, and landscape change in colonial Mexico: the sixteenth-century transformation of the Valle del Mezquital, Richard Hunter

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Essays on the integration of anisotropic landscapes within contemporary geographic profiling models, Joshua D. Kent

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An Integrated Agent-Based Microsimulation Model for Hurricane Evacuation in New Orleans, Wei Liang

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Moving over mountains: a woman on the Appalachian Trail, Jessica Susan Matthews

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Atlantic tropical cyclone: climatology and the contribution to monthly and seasonal rainfall in the eastern U.S. 1960-2007, Ricardo Chabarria Nogueira

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A taphonomic model of concealment: decomposition and the postmortem interval (PMI) in a 55-gallon barrel, Lauren Rebecca Pharr

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A social vulnerability-based genetic algorithm to locate-allocate transit bus stops for disaster evacuation in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xiaojun Qin

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Why the old traditions will not fail: landscape, legends, and the construction of place at Dartmouth College, Charles H. Wade

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Estimating age at death by examining the crystallite size of hydroxylapatite in human teeth, Teresa Veronica Wilson

Dissertations from 2008

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Medical geography in public health and tropical medicine: case studies from Brazil, William Brennan Arden

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Evidence of pulmonary disease in the Poole-Rose Ossuary population: an analysis of the ribs, Lisa Elaine Baumer

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An analysis of marine protected areas legislation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, Barry James Bleichner

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Can we estimate stature from the scapula? A test considering sex and ancestry, Rachel Marie Burke

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The Madden-Julian Oscillation and tropical cyclone frequency variability, Stephen Caparotta

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Africanisms and cultural modifications: a study at Southall Quarter, Williamsburg, Virginia, Jessie Chaiya Cohen

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Survey of forensically-important Calliphoridae in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies, Wayne Anthony Cranston

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A trinity of beliefs and a unity of the sacred: modern Vodou practices in New Orleans, Elizabeth Thomas Crocker

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Creating a blues playground: a comparison of Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, and Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi, Sandor Gulyas

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Paleoecology and paleotempestology of the Pascagoula Marsh, Mississippi, Jennifer Hellean Hathorn

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A Genetic Bayesian Approach for Texture-Aided Urban Land-Use/Land-Cover Classification, Wenxue Ju

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A 5000-year history of Caribbean environmental change and hurricane activity reconstructed from coastal lake sediments of the West Indies, Jason Thomas Knowles

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Databasing the disappeared and deceased: a review of the resources available in missing and unidentified persons cases, Erin McMenamin

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Effects of handedness on the skull and shoulder bones, Michelle Lynn Osborn

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A matter of questionable death: an analysis of physical child abuse, Carey M. Schwartz

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Separate but equal?: the archaeology of an early twentieth-century African American school, Dena Lyn Struchtemeyer

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Environment, labor, and race: an historical geography of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1878-1956, Amy Rhiannon Sumpter

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Saint Maló remembered, Erin Elizabeth Voisin

Theses from 2007

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Spatial and temporal variability of tropical storm and hurricane strikes in the Bahamas, and the Greater and Lesser Antilles, Alexa Jo Andrews

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Hurricane Andrew and pregnancies in Louisiana, Anzhelika Antipova

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Using Hurricane Ivan as a modern analog in paleotempestology: lake sediment studies and environmental analysis in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Thomas Bianchette

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Reevaluating age in subadult remains in response to secular changes in skeletal growth, Katherine Ann Blackwelder

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A geographical investigation of Chagas' disease risk in the community of La Brea, Guatemala, Gerardo J. Boquin

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In vivo facial tissue depth study of Chinese-Americans in New York City, Wing Nam Joyce Chan

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Unwelcome neighbors? industrial growth and water pollution in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1940-1960, Jonathan Zachary DeLaune

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Understanding the New York rabies epizootic 1985-2005, David Dorrell

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Fever, firepower, and flood: the transformation of the Missouri River bottomlands in the Dakotas 1804-2005, Robert A. Dunn

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Logging-on to Sai Baba: the poetics of sacred globalization, Meredith Morgan Feike

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Environmental equity in southeast Louisiana: oil, people, policy, and the geography of industrial hazards, Scott Allan Hemmerling

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Spatial and temporal structure of typhoid fever in Washington, D.C., 1895-1909: a geographic information systems exploration of urban health concerns, Sarah Elizabeth Hinman

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Spatial and temporal distribution of solar radiation in Louisiana, Michael Ulric Kemp

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An evolutionary model of parabolic dune development: blowout to mature parabolic, Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, Winston McKenna

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The agriculturalists of the Poole-Rose ossuary: a study of the femora and tibiae, Melissa L. Moreno

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Quantitative and spatial analysis of the microscopic bone structures of deer (Odocoileus virginianus), dog (Canis familiaris), and pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), Zoe Hensley Morris

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Chagas in culture and place: a mixed methods approach to a new medical geography of Chagas disease in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, Frances Heyward Currin Mujica

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Accuracy assessment of individually calibrated Journey-To-Crime Geographic Profiling models, Tania Pal

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Dragons behind glass: views of China and Japan in three American museums, Kristina Elaine Polizzi

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Investigation of utility of Delta-T Theta Probe for obtaining surficial moisture measurements on beaches, Phillip P. Schmutz