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Watching Grass Grow: How Soil Moisture Affects Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae And Growth In Little Bluestem, Laura M. Jones Dec 2019

Watching Grass Grow: How Soil Moisture Affects Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae And Growth In Little Bluestem, Laura M. Jones

Honors Scholar Theses

Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM) are an ancient mutualism in which soil-dwelling fungi enhance plant absorption of phosphorus and nitrogen in exchange for photosynthates. VAM are sensitive to changes in soil moisture and nutrient content, fluctuating between mutualism and parasitism depending on conditions of drought stress and nutrient deficiency. Understanding how VAM respond to precipitation changes is crucial for both conservation and agricultural purposes. To test how soil moisture changes the effects of VAM colonization and growth in little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), a common prairie grass, I planted 300 seeds in a greenhouse in sterilized soil and soil inoculated with VAM fungi ...


Design, Programming, And User-Experience, Kaila G. Manca May 2015

Design, Programming, And User-Experience, Kaila G. Manca

Honors Scholar Theses

This thesis is a culmination of my individualized major in Human-Computer Interaction. As such, it showcases my knowledge of design, computer engineering, user-experience research, and puts into practice my background in psychology, com- munications, and neuroscience.

I provided full-service design and development for a web application to be used by the Digital Media and Design Department and their students.This process involved several iterations of user-experience research, testing, concepting, branding and strategy, ideation, and design. It lead to two products.

The first product is full-scale development and optimization of the web appli- cation.The web application adheres to best practices ...


Five Children's Book Covers Employing Illustrative Type, Rochelle Lynn Baross May 2012

Five Children's Book Covers Employing Illustrative Type, Rochelle Lynn Baross

Honors Scholar Theses

A colelction of five children's books created digitially and employing illustrative type.


Celios Fate, Jennifer Allen Dec 2011

Celios Fate, Jennifer Allen

Honors Scholar Theses

The story is about Celios, who are a group of people with special powers that live in an alternate dimension to Earth. A tragedy occurs in their dimension and they must travel to Earth to find someone who can save them. A group of Celios run into the main character Shaun, and believe he might be able to help. However, not all of the Celios looking for Shaun have pure intentions.