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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Maitland, Sarah Hattie. TEMPERANCE IN THE AGE OF FEELING: SENSIBILITY, PEDAGOGY, AND POETRY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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Malek, Anna. An Investigation of the Fisheries Ecosystem Dynamics in Rhode Island's Nearshore Waters

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Marchetti, Louis. REGIOSELECTIVE CARBON-NITROGEN BOND FORMATION VIA OXIDATIVE TRANSITION METAL CATALYSIS

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Marraccini, Marisa E.. A META-ANALYSIS OF PRESCRIPTION STIMULANT EFFICACY: ARE STIMULANTS NEUROCOGNITIVE ENHANCERS?

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Marshall, Stephanie M.. THE IDENTIFICATION OF CONTEXTUAL FACTORS INFLUENCING TEACHER IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERVENTIONS RELATED TO STUDENTS' INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS

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Martin, Rose Marie. Mensurative and Manipulative Experiments Test Effects of Global Change Drivers on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Coastal Marshes

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Masoori, Mohammad. RHEOLOGICAL AND THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF MODEL ASPHALT USING FFT AND GROUP CONTRIBUTION METHODS

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May, Rachel. UNCONSCIOUS STATES: A NOVEL

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McGee, James A.. APPLYING DIVERSITY TO MITIGATE INTERFERENCE IN UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

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McLaughlin, Barnaby. Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature

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McSheffrey, Savannah. Sociocultural Factors Related to Parents' and Caregivers' Decisions to Vaccinate Children Against HPV

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Merrill, Nathaniel Henry. Climate and Weather Risk in Natural Resource Models

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Meyer, Joseph F. III. DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF A CLINICAL BELIEFS QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LICENSED PSYCHOLOGISTS

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Moen, Mary H.. Teachers' Self-Directed Informal Learning for Technology Integration in 1:1 Device High Schools

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Mokszycki, Matthew E.. An Investigation of the Interactions Between Escherichia coli and the Intestinal Microbiota In Vivo and In Vitro

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Monteiro, Kristina. PREDICTING CO-RELAPSE AMONG NUTRITION AND EXERCISE FROM ADOLESCENCE THROUGH YOUNG ADULTHOOD

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Morales Parra, Ivan. Modeling Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Contaminants in Current and Climate Changing Conditions

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Murphy, Sara E.. TOWARD A PSYCHOSOCIAL UNDERSTANDING OF SUICIDE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE 1990’S

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Nahar, Pragati P.. EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DIABETIC AND ANTI-LIPOGENIC ACTIVITY OF NATURAL POLYPHENOLIC EXTRACTS AND THEIR PURE CONSTITUENTS

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Nanda, Monica M.. Parental Psychological Control and Emotion Dysregulation Among Anxious Children: A Transactional Model

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Ni, Zhen. Goal Representation Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Machine Intelligence

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Palumbo, Richard Vincent. INTERPERSONAL PHYSIOLOGY: ASSESSING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH PHYSIOLOGY

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Paquette, Katherine Margaret. Perspectives on Hope of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses

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Peddinti, Vijay Kumar. SYNCHRONY CAPTURE FILTERBANK (SCFB): AUDITORY-INSPIRED SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR FREQUENCY TRACKING

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Peters, Jason. THE SENTINELLE AFFAIR: A STUDY IN MULTILINGUAL LANGUAGE PRACTICES

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Phelps, Aimeé DuVall. Reflections of Undergraduate Business Education Alumnae: Shifting Perspectives on Gender and Work

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Pingitore, Francine Rose Bianca. EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF ADOLESCENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERPERSONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Popolizio, Thea Ruth. INTEGRATING MOLECULAR AND TRADITIONAL SYSTEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO REDEFINE RED ALGAL (RHODOPHYTE) DIVERSITY IN THE BERMUDA ISLANDS

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Radaram, Bhasker. DESIGN, SYNTHESIS OF A NEW CLASS OF DISSYMMETRIC MACROCYCLES FOR CARCINOGENIC BENZO[a]PYRENE DETECTION

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Rafter, Jamie L.. PREDATORY BEHAVIOR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF CHINESE MANTIDS TO TOXIC AND NON-TOXIC LEPIDOPTERAN PREY

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Reichl, Brandon G.. Surface Wave Impacts on Air-Sea Momentum Flux and Upper Ocean Turbulence Under Tropical Cyclones

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Reis, Jenna. THE SPECTRAL CONNECTION MATRIX FOR CLASSICAL REAL ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS

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Saha, Amitesh. UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR OF PARTICLE STABILIZED EMULSIONS AND TRANFORMATIONS IN COLLOIDAL SYSTEMS

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Salter, Deanna M.. EFFECTS OF PERFLUORINATED COMPOUNDS (PFCs) ON METABOLIC TISSUES AND THE BENEFITS OF CALORIC RESTRICTION

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Serio, Nicole Cook. Cyclodexrtrins as Hosts for the Array-Based Detection of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Complex Media

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Sewchuk, Dennis H. Jr.. The Stigma of Obesity: Examining the Relationship Between BMI and the Treatment of Pain in Surgery Patients

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Shimpi, Prajakta. Role of Nuclear Factor E2 Related Factor 2 (Nrf2) in Environmental Chemical Induced Steatosis and Adipogenesis

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Sirois, John Joseph. Iron-Catalyzed Arylation of Heterocycles and Transition-Metal Free C-N Bond Formation

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Steinhaus, Meghan. The Application of the Self Organizing Map to the Vehicle Routing Problem

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Sudhakaran, Pratheesh Omana. Three Essays on Shellfish Management in Rhode Island

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Suryadevara, Keerthi S.. Assessing Climate for Systems Improvement Initiatives in Healthcare

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Tegawa, Mihoko. THREE ESSAYS ON CO-MANAGEMENT IN A FISHERY

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Tran, Mai Linh. Cellulose synthesis in Physcomitrella patens: gene expression and mutational analysis

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Ufholz, Kelsey Elise. Multivariate Measurement of Multiple Health Behavior Change and Its Relation to Baseline Severity

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Vaughn, James Ian. Factor Graphs and Submap Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Microbathymetry

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Villegas, David Lee. Predictors of Change in College Freshmen and Sophomore Cognitions of Alcohol Expectancies

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Wang, Huiqiang. AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH: MILK PASTEURIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES

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Washor, Kim Stack. BRIDGING THE SOFT-SKILL GAP FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT THROUGH INTERNSHIPS

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Younes-Alhourani, Shima. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ENJOYMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

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Zavras, Brynheld Martinez. PERCEIVED LIFE SATISFACTION OF EXPATRIATE STUDENTS ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

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Zeng, Yongbo. Attack-Resistant Digital Reputation and Privacy Assessment in Social Media

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Zhang, Man. Virtuality, Virtual Consumption, and the China Market

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Zhang, Shuwen. A Numerical Study of the Circulation, Ecology and Biogeochemistry on the Southern New England Shelf

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Almond, Amanda Lee. Taking Race Out of the Picture: Health Communication and Disease Prevention for Black Americans

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Amidon, Timothy R.. Firefighters’ Multimodal Literacy Practices

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Amoyal, Nicole. Moral Elevation and its Relation to the Altruistic Health Behavior of Becoming an Organ and Tissue Donor

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Arts, Jennifer. A Population-Based Nutrition Intervention in College Students

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Babbin, Steven Francis. Investigating the Mechanisms of Smoking Behavior Change With Statistical Mediation Analysis

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Balt, Christelle. Subestuarine Circulation and Dispersion in Narragansett Bay

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Banari, Amir. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Multiphase Flows; Application to Wave Breaking and Sea Spray Generation

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Bloom, Elizabeth M.. Horizontal Violence Among Nurses: Experiences, Responses and Job Performance

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Brounce, Maryjo N.. A Geochemical Investigation of Oxygen Fugacity in the Marianas Subduction Factory

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Brown, Alexander IV. Novel Strategies for the Purification and Inhibition of Protein-Tyrosine Kinases

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Bueti, Michael R.. Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Ocean Heat Content and Transport

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Canino, Jonathan N.. APPLICATION OF POLYMER SYSTEMS TO THE DETECTION AND RETENTION OF EXPLOSIVES

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Caporaso, Alicia Lynn. A New Maritime Archaeological Landscape Formation Model: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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Card, Christopher James. THE BOVINE SPERMATOZOAL TRANSCRIPTOME AND SIRE FERTILITY

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Carpenter, Lisa Ann. ENGAGING STUDENTS IN AUTHENTIC DISCUSSION IN THE SECONDARY ENGLISH CLASSROOM

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Caviness, Celeste. HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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Chen, Hui. USING ACTIVATED CARBON TO ENHANCE THE VOCS AND HEAVY METALS REMOVAL OF A POROUS ASPHALT PAVEMENT SYSTEM

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Chen, Yi-Tzai. MOLECULAR INTERACTION IN CARBOXYLESTERASES-BASED CATALYSIS: ONTOGENIC EXPRESSION AND INDUCTION THROUGH A NOVEL ELEMENT

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Collier, Wiehrs Lewis. MODEL-BASED 3-D RECONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPARENT OBJECTS FROM A SINGLE IMAGE

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Connolly, Jennifer F.. A GROUNDED THEORY ANALYSIS OF SECLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SCHOOLS

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Covellone, Brian M.. INVESTIGATION INTO 3D EARTH STRUCTURE AND SOURCES USING FULL SEISMIC WAVEFORMS

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Delalue King Francis, Shontay. ASSUMED TO BE BLACK: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF BEING ASCRIBED A RACIAL STATUS ON A PREDOMINATELY WHITE CAMPUS

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Frolov, Angela. REAL-TIME DATA DISTRIBUTION

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Furey, Jenlyn. EARLY VOCABULARY ASSESSMENT WITHIN A RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION FRAMEWORK

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Gablinske, Patricia Brady. A CASE STUDY OF STUDENT AND TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS AND THE EFFECT ON STUDENT LEARNING

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Gorelick, Susan Shim. THE EFFECT OF LAKE WATER QUALITY AND WIND TURBINES ON RHODE ISLAND PROPERTY SALES PRICE

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Gorraiz, Maggie L.. CHILDHOOD MALTREATMENT AND LATER ADULT FUNCTIONING: AN EXAMINATION OF THE ROLES OF PERSONAL RESILIENCY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

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Guerra, Cheri A.. A STUDY OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCES OF THE PHENOMENON OF EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

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Guertin, Stephanie L.. A GENOMIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PHOTORECEPTION IN THE EYELESS CNIDARIAN HYDRA VULGARIS

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Hammond, Samuel. THE EFFECT OF ADDITIONAL LANE LENGTH ON ROUNDABOUT DELAY

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Heeder, Nicholas J.. DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF TAILORED CARBONBASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES

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Hernandez, Robert. SVM-BASED VOLITIONAL ARTIFICIAL LEG CONTROL VIA UBIQUITOUS SMALL AND LOW POWER ARCHITECTURES

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Hurley, Gavin Forrest. ARGUMENT, RHETORIC, AND TRANSCENDENCE: “THE ADHERENCE OF MINDS” WITHIN THE DISCOURSE OF SPIRITUALITY

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Insignares-Santos, Julie. MARKET MECHANISMS FOR VALUING PUBLIC GOODS

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Johnson-Thornton, Renee. STUDYING SCIENCE: STUDENTS GAINING ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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Kafle, Achyut. INCENTIVES, VALUES AND PROVISION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND RESTORATION

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Kantak, Abhishek A.. CARBON-NITROGEN BOND FORMATION VIA TANDEM CARBON-HYDROGEN (C-H) AND NITROGEN-HYDROGEN (N-H) BOND FUNCTIONALIZATION

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Kaplan, Michael N.. A CONSTRUCTIVE SEMANTICS FOR REWRITING LOGIC

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Kasaraneni, Varun K.. FATE AND REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

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Katepalli, Hari. FORMATION AND STABILITY OF EMULSIONS: EFFECT OF SURFACTANT-PARTICLE INTERACTIONS AND PARTICLE SHAPE

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Kazin-Boyce, Marjorie. PORTRAITS OF NOVICE TEACHER LEARNING WITH MENTORS IN URBAN SCHOOLS

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Killian, Caroline Grace. PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE TRADITIONAL BOTANICAL MEDICINE IRESINE CELOSIA

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Kim, Huikwan. PREDICTION OF STRUCTURE BORNE NOISE RADIATION AND PROPAGATION FROM OFFSHORE IMPACT PILE DRIVING

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Knight, Brandon M.. PC BASED ELECTROLYTES WITH LIDFOB AS AN ALTERNATIVE SALT FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

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Lee, Jennifer C.. OPTING-IN ONLINE: PARTICIPANTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC FORUM COMMUNITIES

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Liberty, Joshua W.. DEVELOPING A TEST FOR RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS USING A SIMULATION OF THE HIERARCHICAL POTTS DIAMOND MODEL AT THE CRITICAL POINT

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Liu, Tingting. THREE ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMICS OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND LAND USE CHANGE