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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Impacts of Educational Programming at Dolphins Plus on Visitor Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior, Carley Rice

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Assessing morphological deformities in cetaceans: Definition of patterns and quantification with a case study (Madeira Island, NE Atlantic), Erich Dietterle

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The urban heat island effect in Malta and the adequacy of green roofs in its mitigation, Jonathan Scicluna

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Understanding the human domain: Modification and utilization of a leopold matrix to assess the impact of activity based intelligence and open source information or other proposed solutions, Kenneth Sydnor

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Organizational use of social media: The shift in communication, collaboration and decision-making, Dhruvi A. Naik

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Efficacy according to viewing length and video content of promotional videos for sustainability graduate education., Bryan T. Ogden

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Impacts of consumer horticulture on stormwater and nutrient management: Investigating public perception, knowledge, and practices in the Shenandoah River Watershed, Christopher P. Parker

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Policy context of the endemic flora of the Maltese Islands in a changing taxonomic landscape, Clara Agius

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Offshore wind energy in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region and the EPA clean power plan proposed rule, Kamil E. Armaiz Nolla

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Examining the effectiveness of ecotourism as a funding source for protected area management in Guyana, Jordan S. Flagel

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Polyculture bioremediation: An analysis of potential nitrogen assimilation and removal by Mya Arenaria, Gracilaria Tikvahiae and Ulva Lactuca harvests in the Corsica River, MD, Kathleen Hemeon

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An analysis of U.S./Canadian fisheries policy in regards to Pacific salmon and the preservation of indigeneity in the Pacific Northwest, Michael James Lockwood

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Lessons learned from the Bosnian Conflict, Ahmed Saeed

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Performance quantification of extensive green roof substrate blend: Expanded shale and biochar, James Sheats

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Why haven't technologies fixed open source intelligence?, Timothy Sparks

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Assessment of seawater quality: Do public perceptions of seawater quality match indications given by macroalgae?, Angela Bartolo

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Feasibility study of installing artificial bathing platforms at the northeast coast of Malta, Darren Bianco

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Policy recommendations for integrating elearning and education for sustainable development cross-curriculum learning areas into the Maltese state education system, Terry A. Buchanan

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Public perception on the state of air quality in Malta, Nikolas Cassar

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Agricultural/forestal districts: Surveying AFD landowners in Augusta County and the city of Staunton to determine areas for program improvement and program promotion strategies, Martin Driver

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Sustainable management of the main two Maltese indigenous grape varieties for winemaking, Jonathan Falzon

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A resilience assessment of the Ramla Valley System, Gozo, Mykel Fenech

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System dynamics modeling study of the possibility of endemic measles in the state of Virginia, Ivan W. Gowe

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The integration of 18th and 19th century subsistence farming practices into the planning and x-zoning laws of the city and county of Baltimore, Clayton A. Hayes

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Improving the energy efficiency of dehumidification technology at a large facility in Florida, Brandon Willson Hoilett

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A path to a renewable energy system: A financing and regulatory model, Edward Patrick Kelly

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Analysis of international EPC projects using SCOR model, MoneteCarlito simulation, and relationship management, Xiaopeng Liang

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A board game simulator for promoting system thinking for sustainable pastoralism among Maasai in Southern Kenya, Jacob Loorimirim Mayiani

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Potential energy savings when using saline water for cooling chillers in Malta, Mireille Micallef

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The importance of fraud detection techniques from the Enron case and the T.J. Maxx data breach, Luyao Peng

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The portable sensor network: Conceptualization and development of a modular, upgradable, and reusable sensor system for the provision of offensive and defensive surveillance, Brandon Curtis Sanders

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An analysis of the application of best management practices in collaborative watershed management to community-based sustainable development, Rebecca Holthaus Sappenfield

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Effectiveness of environmental impact assessment process in the Maltese Islands, Romina Sciberras

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A system dynamics analysis of the growth in Virginia's residential electricity consumption trends, 1980-2010., Raguram Sellakkannu

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Economic life cycle assessment of aeration blowers used in waste water treatment systems, Manogaran Shriram

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Developing a learning environment for the Edwards Aquifer with a base in systems thinking and dynamics, James Everette Simon III

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Analyzing land-cover change within North West rural landscapes, Chantal Cassar

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Sulfur dioxide trends in Malta: A statistical computing approach, Nicholas Desira

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Energy audits in Malta, Trustin Farrugia Cann

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Advantages and challenges of unmanned aerial vehicle autonomy in the Postheroic age, Nathan Richards Fields

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Development of a best practices manual for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind for Schools Project, Jessica Coleman Fox

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Blackstarting the North American power grid after a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event or major solar storm, Joshua Good

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The threat to the U.S. 7th Fleet by the Chinese, Mohammed Lamrani

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Evaluation and design of e-government: A holistic overview of e-government initiatives in Harrisonburg, and the challenges of adopting a citizen-centered design, Brian Perez

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Assessing the feasibility of small hydropower in Northern California, Andrea Peterson

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Implementation of signal conditioning circuitry for CO2 sensor for monitoring CO2 emissions from coal fired power plant in Neyveli Lignite Corporation (Tamil Nadu, India), Muruganand Prabhakaran

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Economic analysis of the Upper South River Special Regulation Area in Augusta County, Virginia, Brian Rapp

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Understanding marine ecosystem services in Malta: A focus on climate regulation, nursery habitat and recreational services, Erin Marie Reilly

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A business case for electric power distributors using simulation: Investigating the combined use of the strategies of feed-in-tariffs, distributed generation, time of use rates, and efficiency, Brooks E. Taylor

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Metocean data management and modeling to support U.S. offshore wind power development in the Mid-Atlantic, Whitney Amanda West

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Investigating the compatibility between Natura 2000 site protection and geomorphological landscapes, Faye Zammit

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Technology assessment of hydrokinetic energy: Run-of-river and in-stream tidal systems, Andréa René Badger

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Spatial and temporal diffusion of agricultural best management practice adoption in the South Fork Shenandoah River Watershed., Megan Renee Bauer

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The examination of the feasibility of implementing a biosphere reserve in the Maltese Islands : Applying a conservation value evaluation framework, Alexander Borg

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Proposing a path for sustainability curricula: Identifying core thinking and learning elements for sustainability higher education, Timothy F. Botkin

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A case study in wetlands conservation: Identifying best management practices for landowner stewardship, Allison M. Bredbenner

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A poultry all-hazard threat, vulnerability, and capability assessment with Rockingham County Fire Rescue., Daniel Robert Dales

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Small wind industry, stakeholder, and site analysis in support of the small wind training and testing facility at James Madison University, Curt Louis Dvonch

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Integrated waste management as a climate change stabilization wedge for the Maletese Islands, Clyde Falzon

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‘The eco-Gozo vision’: A study set against criteria of good governance and sustainability, Amity Gauci

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Initiation of a framework for closed-loop, integrated design and planning for the simplest of building types, vernacular stuctures, Vedad Hasanovic

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A technology assessment of on-farm renewable energy carbon mitigation strategies, Laura Kossey

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A study of solar power implementation business model options for Grand Junction, Colorado, Virginia Phillips

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Development of a methodology for dormitory energy load estimation and analysis, John Michael Real

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A system dynamics approach towards assessing Posidonia oceanica habitat, Justine Schembri

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Investigating hydrogen enhanced combustion in a sustainability context, Glenn Zammit

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Residential solar energy in the Valley: A feasibility assessment and carbon mitigation, Deanna Leigh Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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System dynamics of diabetes in the presence of social determinants, Victoria Akins

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Reforming the approach to e-banking in the Middle East, Omer M. Al-Khanchi

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Predictive modeling for non-profit fundraising, Qin Chen

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Integrated waste management in Malta-Future scenario development, Ruth DeBrincat

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Project dynamics: An analysis of the purpose and value of system dynamics applied to information technology project management, Timothy Charles Delobe

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Identifying landscape quality objectives for Gozo, Stephanie Farrugia

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The center for STEM Education and Outreach at James Madison University: A case study for using system dynamics and the balanced scorecard to perform strategic planning, Bader Fazea

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Assessing the potential benefits of learning about environmental issues through a systems thinking pedagogy, Abigail Noble Graefe

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Exploring sustainable environmental management practices for golf courses in semi-arid environments, Angelica V. Gurule

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Desertification and political onstability in the Tigris and Euphrates River Basins, Kanar Hamza

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Integrating custom mapping and structure preplanning with gis for emergency responders, Zachary M. Hittie

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From seed to harvest: A comparative life cycle assessment of conventional vs. organic cotton agriculture, Rebecca Hoehn

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The homestead: Revisited, Christopher William Kramer

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Green buildings: A Maltese perspective, Kevin Muscat

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Assessing vulnerability to coastal hazards case study: Gozo, Jonathan Portelli

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Assessment of stakeholder perceptions towards Malta’s land-based wind energy plans, Brian Restall

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A heuristic for local land planning: Linking ecological function and policy-in context to Charlotte, North Carolina-, Kimberlee Robertella

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A comparative social, economic and environmental study of how Malta could best achieve its 2020 “20-20-20” goals, Charles G. Sinn

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The role of quality labels in farming diversification and rural development, Eman Vella

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Sustainable agricultural management and landscaping through agroforestry and permaculture case study: Northern Malta, Shawn Sammy Vella

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A landscape assessment study of the South Gozo Fault area, Mariella Xuereb

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A preliminary assessment of the long-term prospects for offshore wind farms in Maltese territorial waters, Dane Orion Zammit

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Simulating business team assembly with network models, Kevin Zdancewicz

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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A review of offshore wind technology and the development of the Virginia coastline and Outer Continental Shelf, Ryan D. Geary

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A simulation model for triclosan concentrations in the North and Middle Rivers, Virginia, Preeyaporn Songkiatisak