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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Interactions Between Host Trees, Bacteria, and Fungi: Impacts on Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) Reproduction

    by Therrien, Janet FCA

    Warming winter trends due to climate change have allowed for a range expansion of the mountain pine beetle, and the beetle...

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  2. Interactions between the forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria Hubner) and its natural enemies: the effects of forest composition and implications for outbreak spread

    by Nixon, Amy E

    Forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria Hübner; FTC), a major defoliator of aspen trees, occupies both aspen and mixedwood...

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  3. Interactions between the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) and whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelmann)

    by Esch, Evan D.

    I compared life history traits between mountain pine beetles (MPB) utilizing whitebark pine and lodgepole pine to better...

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  4. The interactive effects of climate, social structure, and life history on the population dynamics of hoary marmots (Marmota caligata)

    by Patil, Vijay

    I used 8 years of mark-recapture data to test alternative hypotheses about the relative influence of winter climate, social...

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  5. Interactive Modelling of Glacier Climatic Mass Balance in the Karakoram Range

    by Collier, Sarah E

    Glacier behaviour in the Karakoram region of the greater Himalaya shows strong spatial and temporal heterogeneity and, in...

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  6. Interactive simulation and visualization of complex physics problems using the GPU

    by Zhao, Cailu

    Physical simulations are in general very computationally intensive and required large and costly computing resources. Most...

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  7. Interactive Whiteboard Use: Changes in Teacher Pedagogy in Reading Instruction in the Primary Grades

    by Lovell, Meridith

    Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) use is increasing in Canadian classrooms accompanied by numerous claims of benefits for pedagogy...

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  8. Interdecadal Variability along 38°N in the North Atlantic

    by Lei, Ji

    Hydrographic data, in the time range from 1908 to 2006, extracted from the International Council for the Exploration of the...

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  9. Interdisciplinarity in ecosystem management

    by Pujadas Botey, Anna

    Global environmental deterioration demands the involvement of the academic community. Ecosystem management is a discipline...

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  10. Intergenerational resilience in Aklavik, NT – exploring conceptualizations, variables, and change across generations

    by Rawluk, Andrea J

    I explore resilience qualitatively and quantitatively with youth, adults, and elders in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada....

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  11. Intergenerational Theatre and the Role of Play

    by Gusul, Matthew

    The GeriActors and Friends is a company of intergenerational actors that is directed by Professor David Barnet of the University...

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  12. Intergenerational Transmission of Historical Events via Memory

    by Svob, Connie

    Intergenerational transmission of memory is a process by which biographical knowledge contributes to the construction of...

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  13. Internal analysis of asymmetric competitive market strucuture using supermarket aggregate data

    by Wu, Fang

    This dissertation proposes two internal analyses of market structure that can be applied to widely available store-level...

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  14. Internal wave generation by intrusions, topography, and turbulence

    by Munroe, James Ross

    Internal gravity waves transport energy and momentum in both the atmosphere and the ocean. This physical process occurs at...

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  15. Internal wave tunnelling: Laboratory experiments

    by Gregory, Kate D

    Heuristics based upon ray theory are often used to predict the propagation of internal gravity waves in non-uniform media....

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  16. International prevalence of asthma and wheeze in adults: results from the WHS

    by Wong, Kai-On

    International prevalence of ever asthma and current wheeze in adults were examined in 55 countries participating in the World...

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  17. An Internet-Based Intervention for Promoting and Maintaining Physical Activity in Thai University-Aged Females: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    by Sriramatr, Sonthaya

    Introduction: Thai female students are not likely to participate in leisure-time physical activity (PA). This dissertation...

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  18. Interpolating refinable function vectors and matrix extension with symmetry

    by Zhuang, Xiaosheng

    In Chapters 1 and 2, we introduce the definition of interpolating refinable function vectors in dimension one and high dimensions,...

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  19. Interprocess Communication Mechanisms With Inter-Virtual Machine Shared Memory

    by Ke, Xiaodi

    In many cloud computing environments (e.g., Amazon’s public Elastic Computing Cloud and Openstack for private clouds), virtual...

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  20. Interprofessional Healthcare Teams: Inquiry into Performativity Using Applied Theatre

    by Sommerfeldt, Susan C.

    My investigation lives in the borderlands of health sciences research where inquiry, nursing and healthcare practices intersect...

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