Undergraduate Honors Theses
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A Tale of Cane and Corn: Evaluating Compliance Opportunities for Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol under a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) (2018-05-09)It is the purpose of this paper to investigate the potential for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) compliance to be achieved using Brazilian Sugarcane ethanol. This was first done finding the true effects of the policy in ...
MISSING THE MARK: AN EVALUATION OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S RED FLAG INITIATIVE AS A LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO DECEPTIVE WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCT ADVERTISING (2018-05-07)This study examines the efficacy of the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag initiative (2003), which aimed to curb the prevalence of seven deceptive (“Red Flag”) claims in over-the-counter weight loss product advertising. ...
(2018-05-04)The primary question of this analysis is whether policies that create a streamlined deportation process for unauthorized immigrant offenders decrease crime rates. Using the policy variations of Section 287(g) of the ...
(2018-05-20)Grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV), a geminivirus, is the recently identified causative agent of the emerging grapevine disease known as red blotch. The monopartite circular ssDNA GRBV genome consists of genome-sense open ...
Approximate Bayesian Computation for Studying Selective Sweep Signatures in Local Coalescence Trees (2017-05)Understanding the process of rapid molecular adaptation is important for many key challenges humanity faces today, such as the evolution of pesticide and drug resistance. Our standard population genetic model for describing ...