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More than 3,400 dissertations have been registered with the DISCCRS and DIALOG programs since their inception in 2002 and 1993 respectively. The combined registry is international in scope, with citizens of more than 85 countries participating to date and nearly 50% of Ph.D.s registered outside the U.S. Demographic information is collected with abstracts, and statistical information is reported on a biennial basis. Use the navigation links in the left-hand margin to register your dissertation, for symposium application instructions, and other program and symposium reports and resources for enhancing interdisciplinary and early-career development.

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Currently the number of dissertation registrations is: 3,517.




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Pommier, Matthieu

2011. Characterization of the pollution on the Arctic troposphere: Use of satellite and airborne data within the IPY/POLARCAT campaign. LATMOS, UPMC (France), 235 pp

Dugan, Hilary

2014. Geophysics, water balance, and history of thick perennial ice covers on Antarctic lakes. Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States), 121 pp Website

Fernández Méndez, Mar

2014. Primary productivity in Arctic sea ice and ocean. Biology and Chemistry Department, University of Bremen (Germany), 289 pp

Moore, Eli K

2011. IDENTIFYING AND TRACKING MARINE PROTEIN AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE NITROGEN CYCLE USING PROTEOMICS. Marine Estuarine and Envrionmental Sciences, University of Maryand (United States), 213 pp Website

Hayashi, Naotaka

2013. Cultivating place, livelihood, and the future: An ethnography of dwelling and climate in western Greenland. Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta (Canada), 358 pp

Criscitiello, Alison S

2014. Amundsen Sea sea-ice variability, atmospheric circulation, and spatial variations in snow isotopic composition from new West Antarctic firn cores. Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States), 242 pp Website

Guerra, Melania

2013. Studies of ambient noise in shallow water environments off Mexico and Alaska: Characteristics, metrics and time-synchronization applications. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (United States), 155 pp

Peralta Ferriz, Ana Cecilia

2012. Arctic Ocean circulation patterns revealed by ocean bottom pressure anomalies . School of Oceanography, University of Washington (United States), 173 pp

Thompson, Chelsea R

2012. Studies of tropospheric halogen radical chemistry during ozone and mercury depletion events in the Arctic. Chemistry, Purdue University (United States), 382 pp

Tosi, Delia

2010. Measurement of acoustic attenuation in South Pole ice with a retrievable transmitter. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin (Germany), 179 pp Website

Sofen, Eric D

2013. Isotopic investigation of anthropogenic- and climate-driven changes in sulfate and nitrate aerosol production. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (United States), 133 pp Website

Olivas, Paulo

2010. Arctic ecosystem responses to changes in water availability and warming, short and long-term responses. Biological Sciences , Florida International University (United States), 157 pp

Lin, Yajuan

2013. The growth and activity of genetically diverse Prochlorococcus. Marine Sciences and Conservation, Duke University (United States), 140 pp

Treat, Claire C

2014. Effects of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in permafrost soils of Alaska. Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Hampshire (United States), 164 pp

Manucharyan, Georgy E

2014. The role of upper-ocean mixing in large-scale ocean and climate dynamics. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University (United States), 251 pp Website

Li, Laifang

2014. Influence of the North Atlantic Subtropical High on Summer Precipitation Over the Southeastern United States. Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University (United States), 216 pp Website

Leslie, Deborah L

2013. The application of stable isotopes, δ11B, δ18O, and δD, in geochemical and hydrological investigations. School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University (United States), 290 pp

Boersch-Supan, Philipp H

2014. The ecology of scattering layer biota around Indian Ocean seamounts and islands. School of Biology, University of St Andrews (United Kingdom), 225 pp

Obryk, Maciej K

2014. Hydrological and biogeochemical modeling of Taylor Valley lakes, East Antarctica. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States), 128 pp

Pournelle, Jennifer R

2003. Marshland of Cities: Deltaic Landscapes and the Evolution of Early Mesopotamian Civilization. Anthropology, University of California at San Diego (United States), 347 pp Website

Kuhn, Emanuele

2014. Dimensions of Antarctic microbial life revealed through microscopic, cultivation-based, molecular phylogenetic and environmental genomic characterization. Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, DRI, University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute (United States), 208 pp Website

Jahn, Alexandra

2010. Modeling the variability of the liquid freshwater export from the Arctic Ocean. Department for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University (Canada), 194 pp Website

Zhang, Lin

2012. Transport and partitioning of organochlorine pollutants in the open oceans. Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island (United States), 201 pp Website

Cawley, Kaelin M

2010. Microbial Interactions with Dissolved Organic Matter in Saline Natural Waters. Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States), 169 pp

Frederick, Jennifer M

2013. Numerical investigations of the fluid flows at deep-oceanic and Arctic permafrost-associated gas hydrate deposits. Earth and Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley (United States), 108 pp Website

Lee, Jean

2014. To what extent do agricultural carbon markets deliver? A case study of smallholder participation, gender equity, and livelihood outcomes. School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont (United States), 130 pp

Klein, Eric S

2013. Differential response of Alaska peatlands to climate changes of the last millennium. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University (United States),

Kjær, Helle Astrid

2014. continuous chemistry in ice cores: Phosphorus, pH and the photolysis of humic like substances. Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), 342 pp

Sulia, Kara J

2013. Discerning environmental dependencies of mixed-phase cloud lifetime with a focus on ice particles habit evolution. Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (United States), 130 pp

Suprenand, Paul M

2013. Investigations for utilizing pteropods as bioindicators of environmental change along the western Antarctic Peninsula. College of Marine Science, University of South Florida (United States), 166 pp Website

Stephenson, Scott R

2014. Impacts of Climate Change on Human Access and Resource Development in the Arctic. Geography, University of California, Los Angeles (United States), 187 pp Website

Fudge, Tyler J

2013. Investigating the interior of West Antarctica with light, radar, and electrical conductance. Earth and Space Sciences, University of Wahsington, Seattle (United States), 104 pp

Enderlin, Ellyn M

2013. Observations and modeling of marine-terminating outlet glaciers. School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University (United States), 131 pp Website

de Boer, Gijs

2009. An improved understanding of the lifecycle of mixed-phase stratiform clouds through observations and simulation. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison (United States), 140 pp Website

Schoenrock, Kathryn M

2014. ECOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ANTARCTIC MACROPHYTES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ABIOTIC AND BIOTIC STRESSORS. Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States), 177 pp

Lara, Mark J

2012. Implications of decade time scale Arctic plant community change on ecosystem function. Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (United States), 127 pp

Zhang, Run

2010. Biological N2 fixation in the China marginal seas. Department of Oceanography, Xiamen University, China (China), 250 pp Website

Colleoni, Florence

2009. On the Late Saalian glaciation (160-140 ka): a climate modeling study. Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement (CNRS), Université Joseph Fourier (France), 206 pp

Cross, Jessica N

2013. Carbon biogeochemistry of the eastern Bering Sea Shelf. School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (United States), 264 pp Website

Pusede, Sally E

2014. Combining nitrogen oxides and temperature to derive new observational constraints on the changing chemistry of ozone and aerosol. Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley (United States), 118 pp

Telemeco, Rory S

2014. Here be dragons: Functional analyses of thermal adaptation and biogeography of reptiles in a changing world. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University (United States), 258 pp

Harris, John B

2012. Predicting and measuring the impacts of climate change and habitat loss on Southeast Asian and Australian birds. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide (Australia), 302 pp

Cochero, Joaquin

2013. Effects of the modification physical-chemical variables associated with global changes on biofilms that inhabit nutrient-rich streams. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad de La Plata (Argentina), 200 pp

Kavanaugh, Maria T

2012. Dynamic seascapes: a quantitative framework for scaling pelagic ecology and biogeochemistry. College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University (United States), 201 pp Website

Shirey, Patrick D

2013. An interdisciplinary approach to inform ecological restoration and environmental policy: Merging ecology, history, and law. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame (United States), 241 pp Website

Wilson, Robert C

2011. Multivariate Retrieval of Carbon Monoxide. Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County (United States), 212 pp

Friedman, Andrew R

2014. The changing interhemispheric temperature difference: mechanisms and impacts. Geography Department, University of California, Berkeley (United States), 77 pp

Pervez, Md Shahriar

2014. Assessing the impacts of climate and land use and land cover change on freshwater availability: Applications in the Ganges and the Brahmaputra river basins. Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University (United States), 214 pp

Moon, Twila A

2014. Greenland outlet glacier behavior during the 21st century: Understanding velocities and environmental factors. Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington Seattle (United States), 130 pp Website

Sun, Ying

2013. Role of mesophyll CO2 diffusion and large-scale disturbances in the interactions between climate and carbon cycles. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin (United States), 202 pp

Vogt, Jessica M

2014. Urban tree planting, tree maintenance, and the success of planted urban trees. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (United States), 157 pp

Praskievicz, Sarah J

2014. A hierarchical modeling approach to simulating the geomorphic response of river systems to climate change. Department of Geography, University of Oregon (United States), 133 pp

Culler, Lauren E

2013. Temperature effects on consumer-resource species interactions: Integrating thermal physiology and community ecology. Biological Sciences, Dartmouth (United States), 145 pp

Hahnenberger, Maura

2014. Dust storms in the eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah (United States), 153 pp Website

Dow, Graham J

2014. The physiological consequences of altering genetic controls in stomatal development of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biology Department, Stanford University (United States), 124 pp

Cohen, Elliot J

2014. The water footprint of urban energy systems: Concepts, methods and applications for assessing electricity supply risk factors. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver (United States), 148 pp

Douglas, Peter M J

2014. Plant-wax isotopes in neotropical lake sediments and their insights into the ancient Maya civilization. Geology and Geophysics, Yale University (United States), 264 pp

Perrone, Debra

2014. Characterizing Water, Food, and Energy Interrelationships. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University (United States), 110 pp Website

Fernández, Luis R

2014. Intractabilty dynamics in climate change scientific research and international negotiations. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), 242 pp Website

Alden, Caroline B

2013. Terrestrial Carbon cycle responses to drought and climate stress: New insights using atmospheric observations of CO2 and δ13C. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (United States), 384 pp

Song, Hyojong

2009. Development of the retrospective optimal interpolation and its prototype application to simple models. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University (Korea, South), 125 pp Website

Hettinger, Annaliese

2012. Consequences of global change for early life stages of the Olympia oyster. Ecology, University of California Davis (United States), 137 pp Website

Gallemore, Caleb T

2013. Glocalizing Forests: Transnational Networks and the Geography of Global Climate Policy. Geography, The Ohio State University (United States), 293 pp

Lacher, Iara L

2013. Testing assumptions about the relationship between geographic range and climatic tolerance for narrow and broadly distributed species using in-situ observations, ex-situ experiments, and species distribution modeling. Environmental Science and Policy, University of California at Davis (United States),

Bixler, Patrick

2014. Is there an heir apparent to the crown? A more informed understanding of connectivity and networked environmental governance in the Crown of the Continent. Sociology, Colorado State University (United States), 250 pp

Yocum, Heather M

2013. The price of trees: Producing carbon commodities and conservation in Malawi's protected areas. Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University (United States), 275 pp

Danish, Ahmed H

2012. OPTIMAL ASSET REPLACEMENT CONSIDERING ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC OBJECTIVES IN Oil and Gas TURBO-FLEETS. Engineering , Kingsdale Universtiy (United States), 59 pp

Morrissey, James W

2011. Mobility in context: Exploring the impact of environmental stress on mobility decisions in northern Ethiopia. International Development, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), 375 pp

Memon, Junaid Alam

2011. Management, Utilization and Status of Mangroves in the Indus River Delta of Pakistan. Regional and Rural Development Planning, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), 183 pp Website

Bring, Arvid

2013. Arctic climate and water change: Information relevance for assessment and adaptation. Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University (Sweden), 84 pp Website

Zelikova, Tamara J

2008. Variation in the effects of ants on seed dispersal and ecosystem processes. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado (United States), 100 pp Website

Pope, Allen J

2013. Multispectral Classification and Reflectance of Glaciers: In situ data collection, satellite data algorithm development, and application in Iceland & Svalbard. Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), 146 pp Website

Gaitan Ospina, Carlos F

2013. Comparison of linearly and nonlinearly statistically downscaled atmospheric variables in terms of future climate indices and daily variability. Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia at Vancouver (Canada), 195 pp Website

Blazey, Benjamin A

2012. Snow Cover on the Arctic Sea Ice: Model Validation, Sensitivity, and 21st Century Projections. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (United States), 164 pp

Mueller, Brigitte

2012. Evapotranspiration and terrestrial water storage in the global climate system. Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 140 pp Website

Declet-Barreto, Juan

2013. A socio-ecological understanding of extreme heat vulnerability in Maricopa County, Arizona. School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (United States), 156 pp Website

Westervelt, Daniel M

2013. Characterizing the sources of cloud condensation nuclei using a global aerosol modeling approach. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (United States), 175 pp Website

Anderegg, William R L

2013. Physiological pathways and consequences of widespread, climate-induced forest die-off. Department of Biology, Stanford University (United States), 146 pp Website

Becker, Austin

2013. Building seaport resilience for climate change adaptation: Stakeholder perceptions of the problems, impacts, and strategies. Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University (United States), 289 pp Website

Johnson, Nils A

2012. Detailed spatial modeling of coal-based hydrogen infrastructure deployment with carbon capture and storage: Methods, implications, and insights. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (United States), 307 pp

Mueller, Nathaniel D

2013. Agricultural intensification and global environmental change. Natural Resources Science and Management Program, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (United States), 126 pp Website

Djalante, Riyanti

2013. Building resilience to disasters and climate change: pathways for adaptive and integrated disaster resilience in Indonesia. Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (Australia), 400 pp

Pendergrass, Angeline G

2013. The atmospheric energy constraint on precipitation change. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (United States), 134 pp Website

Smoliak, Brian V

2013. Detection and Attribution of Global Surface Air Temperature Change in the Instrumental Record. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (United States), 190 pp Website

Osano, Philip M

2013. Direct payments to promote biodiversity conservation and the implications for poverty reduction among pastoral communities in East African Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. Geography Department, McGill University (Canada), 305 pp

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya

2011. Internal migration in response to disasters and longer term climatic variations. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States), 30 pp Website

Baker, Noel C

2013. Improving climate projections through the assessment of model uncertainty and bias in the global water cycle. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University (United States), 140 pp

Laestadius, Linnea

2013. Encouraging reduced meat consumption to mitigate climate change: Toward an understanding of NGO campaign and messaging choices in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden. Department of Health Policy and Management , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (United States), 237 pp

Routhe, Aaron S

2013. Religion’s influence on environmental concern: U.S. evangelicals’ construction of climate change perceptions. Sociology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (United States), 230 pp Website

Beyersdorf, Andreas J

2007. Trace Gas Species in Polar Atmospheres: Ambient and Firn Measurements. Chemistry Department, University of California at Irvine (United States), 203 pp