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Dissertations and theses in the University Digital Conservancy comprise the official, approved version of these works. The dissertations and theses in the Digital Conservancy are submitted through the Graduate School in accordance with University standards. Works contributed to the Conservancy serve as a permanent University of Minnesota record of graduate student scholarship. Electronic submission of dissertations to the Digital Conservancy date from 2007. Master's Plan A theses date from 2009.

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Ecological Dynamics in a Senescent Lake

Lindeman, Raymond L. (1941-02)
In contrast to the popular interest and "scientific" discussion of "food-chains", "balance of nature", and "community development", factual data concerning these basic ecological relationships are amazingly scant. The ...

Numerical Prediction of Drag Reduction and Interfacial Shapes Over Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Alame, Karim (2020-06)
Two different numerical methodologies are developed to study the drag-reducing effects of superhydrophobicity for realistic surfaces. A multiphase Navier--Stokes volume-of-fluid based approach is developed to investigate ...

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Xie, Yiqun (2020-05)
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Development of Novel Porous Materials and Thin Membranes For Gas Separations

Xue, Feng (2020-01)
The development of high-flux, high-selectivity, and low-cost membranes has the potential to improve the energy efficiency in the chemical industry by reducing the reliance on energy-intensive separation processes, such as ...

Sorting In Sports and Schools: How Early Childhood Teachers and Coaches Categorize Children

August, Amy (2020-06)
Do sports privilege children with different initial strengths and skills than schools do? To find out, I conduct a comparative, qualitative case study of two institutions of early learning—a preschool and a gymnastics ...

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