Caroline Winchester Dissertation

Caroline is the Global Forest Watch Commodities Research Analyst within the Food, Forests, and Water Program. She undertakes research and corporate engagement to drive transparency within agricultural supply chains that are linked to deforestation, with a focus on the palm oil and cocoa sectors in Southeast Asia and Africa. She also supports the management of the Global Forest Watch Commodities webtool.

Prior to joining WRI, Caroline worked with The Nature Conservancy’s Freshwater Program in Gabon, Central Africa. In this role, she identified how the palm oil, rubber, timber, mining, and road construction sectors impact freshwater resources in Gabon. Previously, Caroline worked with the National Park Agency of Gabon and a global timber company to produce timber best practice guidelines for forestry operations conducted within the buffer zones surrounding Gabon’s national parks. She also spent a summer working with the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Forest and Trade Network program, where she conducted research on integrating payment for ecosystem service schemes into timber production forests.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Biology and Archaeology from Boston University, and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

 

Through the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, students can write and defend an honors thesis to graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with Latin honors: cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.

For students whose disciplines are within the College of Arts and Sciences, successfully navigating the thesis process is the only way to graduate with Latin honors; we do not award Latin honors based solely on a student’s grade point average.

The honors thesis and defense are modeled directly after a master’s thesis and, depending on the discipline, the honors thesis process – including research, writing and the defense – can take six to eighteen months to complete. Only students who successfully defend their written thesis or creative work before a faculty committee can be considered for honors by the body of faculty known as the Honors Council.

Writing and defending a senior honors thesis is both rigorous and rewarding, and approximately five to seven percent of each year’s graduating class graduates having earned Latin honors through this process.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Titian in 4D, Emma Scholz

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Electrostatic Mechanics of Dust Lofting and Transport on Airless Planetary Bodies, Joseph Schwan

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The Association between Socioeconomic Status and Children's Overall Health: The Important Role of Type I Diabetes Mellitus, Sona Seligova

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Grassroots Women: The Key to Sustainable Societies, Derya Niccole Marie Senol

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Elastic Interactions between Optical and Topological Solitons in Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal, andy seracuse

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What is Unveiled Through Veiling: Understanding the Complex Narratives of the Modern Hijabista Movement, Carly Marie Shriver

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Morphological and Isotopic Changes of Anabaena cylindrica PCC 7122 in Response to N2 Partial Pressure, Shaelyn Silverman

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Labor of Love: Prostitutes and Civic Engagement in Leadville, Colorado, 1870 - 1915, Darby G. Simmons

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A Brief History of Space: Congregation Har HaShem and the Construction of Community in Frontier Synagogues, Sally Simpson

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JUVENILE BLUE CRAB (CALLINECTES SAPIDUS) SURVIVAL IN SIMULATED SEAGRASS HABITATS (ZOSTERA MARINA AND RUPPIA MARITIMA), Kylie Smith

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Economic Empowerment for Women in Francophone Africa, Raleigh Sneeringer

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International Social Support and Intervention: The Uyghur Movement -Xinjiang Province, China, Isabella Steinhauer

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"Big Government Get Off My Back Act": A Policy Analysis of Missouri House Bill No. 45, Stephanie Stockton

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A National Flag?: King James I and the British Flag, James Stokes

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Giving up on the Supreme Court: The Role of Political Grievance and Betrayal, Lauren Strauss

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"Frack Off!" Strategic Framing in Colorado's Grassroots Challenge to Oil and Gas, Grant Stringer

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Low Carbon Housing, Jonathan Stuckenschneider

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Construal Level Effects on Self-Control in Cheating Contexts, Elizabeth Suhler

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The Impact of Older Siblings on Vocabulary Acquisition in Bilingual Children, Kelly Taylor

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Environmental Impact of Economic Growth in BRICS, Viviana Tedino

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Simulating and Controlling the Performance of Si3N4 Micro-mechanical Resonators for Cavity Optomechanics, Gabriel Theilacker Assumpcao

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Liquid crystal phase behavior of a DNA dodecamer and Sunset Yellow, Joseph Theis

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Priming Social Value Orientations through Results Presentation, Bobby Thomas

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Living Well: A Holistic Approach to Development, Jordan Thomas

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"Ce Jour Immortel": The Storming of the Bastille and the Formation of Cultural Memory, 1789–1794, Joanna Hope Toohey

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Married Life Will Not Bring Me Happiness: Religious Renunciation as an Alternative to Marriage for Women in Traditional Hindu Areas of India, Lauren Trujillo

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Kinase Gene Fusions in Melanoma, Jacqueline Turner

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Young Gay Adults’ Personal Engagement with Contemporary Hookup Culture Through the Use of Mobile Apps, Austin Uteda

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Special Interests and Anthropomorphism, Emily S. Valdez

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Relationships Between Maternal Autonomy Support and Children’s Developing Self-Directed Executive Functions, Kaylyn Van Deusen

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Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice: The Role of Climate Change in the Egyptian Revolution, Melpomene Vasiliou

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The Development of a Sampling Hadronic Calorimeter for the sPHENIX Collaboration and the Detection of Event Pile-up at PHENIX, Sebastian F. Vazquez-Carson

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Does Snowfall Influence Ski Visitation to Resorts in Colorado? An Empirical Analysis Uncovering the Relationship, Alex Vergara

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Gender-Specific Rehabilitation for Justice Involved Youth: Is this Treatment Warranted?, Sophie Viar

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Former Inmates Perceptions of the Prison Yoga Project, Miranda Viorst

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Factors Driving Flowering Phenology and Reproductive Success in Silene acaulis and implications for response to climate change, Ellen Waddle

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Sustainability in the Brewing Industry - The Greater Effect, Ben Weger

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Ta-Nehisi Coates's Embodied Discourse of the Black American Male Experience, Michele Lauren Weindling

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Flow of a Quark-Gluon Plasma in Relativistic Light-Ion Collisions, Ryan Weller

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Wasted Votes: A Moral Look At Voting For A Third Party Candidate In A First-Past-The-Post Electoral System, Tucker J. K. Wentz

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Please Hold; it's Relative, Gabrielle Whitcomb

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Retrospective Analysis of Reported Adverse Events Occurring at the Clinical Translational Research Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, Mackenzie Whitcomb

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Effects of Using a Powered Compared to Passive-Elastic Ankle-Foot Prosthesis During Level Ground Walking on Leg Muscle Activation Patterns in Persons With a Unilateral Transtibial Amputation, Caroline Wilson

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Primary Use, Relative Abundance of Fish Species, and Hydrology: A Comparison of Select Mountain and Plains Reservoirs in Colorado USA, Robert Wilson

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Magnetically-Induced Optical Transparency on a Forbidden Transition in Strontium for Cavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy, Matthew Winchester

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A Tragic Success An Examination of the Transition to an All-Volunteer Force between 1968 and 1978 and its Unintended Consequences, Peter Andrew Wineman

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The Search for an Identity: The Merging of the Past and Present to Form a Future in Italian Culture, Olivia Witwer

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Up Next: Representations of the Underrepresented in Streaming Film and Television, Hannah Wold

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Estimating Education Quality Capitalization Using Time Series Modelling, Jared L. Wold

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Design and Construction of a 3D Velocity Map Imaging Spectrometer, Laura Wooldridge

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Kübler-Ross on Leaving the Mother: An Anthropomorphic Exploration in Contemporary Dance, Heather Woolley

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Synthesis of aza-tetracyclic indolines for the treatment of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Kevin Xie

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How does location affect the outcome of housing-induced poverty in China?, Dengli Yang

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The Study of Flow and Non-flow Effects in Small Collision Systems, Pengqi Yin

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A Study of Subthreshold Hallucinatory Experiences and their Relationship to Genetic Liability for Schizophrenia, Hannah Young

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Women's Priorities for Depression Care and Perceptions of a Peer Delivery Treatment Modality, Spencer Young

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The Higg Index: A way to increase sustainable consumer behavior?, Anna Yudina

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Shame On Her: Representations of Women and Female Sexuality in HBO’s Girls, Farnaz Zanjani

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Improving Chiral Perturbation Theory with Lattice QCD Determined pi-pi Scattering, Hu Zhao

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Unusual Treatment of Communism in The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin and Roadside Picnic by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, Julia V. Zinchenko

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Into the Heart of Madness: Georg Büchner’s “Lenz” and “Woyzeck”, Kant’s Left and Right Hands, Nicholas Zyzda

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Ir Kenen Heren Mikh?: The Dawn of Yiddish Radio in New York City, Alexis B. Aaeng

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Tribal Housing on The Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Marissa L. Ahern

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Comorbidity between Alzheimer’s Disease and Seizure Episodes, Maryam Amini

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Assessing Collateral Damage: Interaction among native thistles and the introduced biological control agent Rhinocyllus conicus in the Colorado Front Range, Zach Amir

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How biotic interactions between Daphnia magna and Vorticella alter the ability of Daphnia magna to respond to abiotic changes, Elizabeth A. Angell

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Modified DNA Aptamer Affinity Reagents for the Detection of Protein Tuberculosis Biomarkers in Urine, Ayathi Apostolopoulos

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Effect of Withdrawal from Chronic Adolescent Caffeine Consumption on Anxiety Behaviors and the Serotonin System, Solana Archuleta

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Compensatory mechanisms for GnRH production in Fgf8-deficient mice, Alexa Ary

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Measuring Consumers’ Willingness-to-Pay to Avoid Disruptive Advertising in Smartphone Applications, Kristina Avery

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The effects of political framing: who is a “refugee?”, Giulia Barnhisel

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Tribal Gaming in American Indian Pueblos: Environmental and Economic Development Using Culture as an Indicator of Success, Sara M. Barudin

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Application of the Split GFP system to Listeria monocytogenes to visualize the virulence factor InlC, Dilara Batan

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A Comparison Between Mass Balance of the Taku and Lemon Creek Glaciers Derived from Glaciological Methods and GRACE, Danielle Beaty

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Warrior Bishops: The Development of the Fighting Clergy under the Ottonians in the Tenth Century, Jordan N. Becker

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Creating Place: Activist Intellectuals in Boulder, Colorado, 1959 to 1967, adam bell

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The Inefficacious Electorate: Political Powerlessness and Vote Choice, Ryan W. Bell

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Eating Disorders in Athletes: The Role of Coaches in Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery, Lauren Bennett

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Equal Representation for Women: Why it is Unjust for Men to Represent the Majority in Government When Writing and Passing Legislation Regarding Women's Reproductive Rights, arielle berne

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Neoliberalism and the Environmental Movement: Contemporary Considerations for the Counter Hegemonic Struggle, Austen K. Bernier

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“You Don’t Want to Seem More Into the Conversation”: Texting Identity, Conflict, and Maintenance in Early Romantic Relationships, Alexis Berusch

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Developmental Transitions in Private Speech: Implications for Real World Executive Function, Morgan Blaker

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The Achaemenid Satrapy of Armenia, Salpi Bocchieriyan

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Leading on Energy Policy: The Growth of Renewable Portfolio Standards on the State Level, Spencer Borison

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Characterizing the Dynamic Properties of Toron-Umbilic Pairs, Timothy J. Boyle

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Sex Differences in the Efficacy of Combined IL-10 and IL-10R1 Gene Therapy for Neuropathic Pain in Mice, J Logan Brock

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The Effects of Interactive Screen Media and Desirable Difficulty on Word Learning in Young Children, Hayley D. Brown

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The Instrumental Effect of Cultural Conservation on Pro-environmental Behavior in the Squam Lakes Watershed, Kelly Buchanan

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Wildfire, Climate and Species Distribution: Possible Futures of the Rocky Mountain White Fir (A. concolor var. concolor) in Colorado and New Mexico, Mollie K. Buckland

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EFFECTS OF ELEVATED ATMOSPHERIC CO2 ON MATURE PLANT RESPONSES IN A NATIVE AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPTUS FOREST (EUCFACE), Kayla AH Carey

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The Advantage of Wealth: How partisan success is affected by rising income inequality in the United States, Aaron Carpenter

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Disordered Eating and Exercise Behaviors During University Transition, Carly R. Carrasco-Wyant

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Bathing in Modernity: Undressing the Influences Behind Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt's Baigneuses, Maiji Castro

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The Metroac Cult: Foreign or Roman?, Cathryn Caveney

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Climate, Adventure, and Colorado: Analyzing the effects of climate change on adventure tourism in Colorado, with a case study on Rocky Mountain National Park, Aaron Charney

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Variability of Nanopore Systems In The Lincoln Limestone, Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado, USA, Brandon Chase

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The Effects of State-Level Employment Nondiscrimination Policies on Income, Christina J. Chase

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Understanding Sibling Influences: The Effects of Number and Sex of Siblings on Educational Outcomes, Manna Chen

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An Evaluation of Antibiotic Resistance: Structure-Activity Relationship Studies of Tetracyclic Indolines as A Novel Class of Resistance-Modifying Agents for MRSA & Analysis of Recent FDA Regulations on Antibiotic Use in Livestock, Lakota K. Cleaver

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Design and Characterization of a New Pulsed Molecular-Beam Valve, Ian W. Collett

 

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