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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. Landscape Ecology of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and White-tailed Deer (O. virginianus) with Implications for Chronic Wasting Disease

    by Nobert, Barry R

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease of cervids that continues to spread into new regions of Canada despite...

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  2. Landscape of Hope: The influence of place and social capital on collaborative action in sustainable management

    by Patriquin, Donelda L.

    Collaboration offers promise for sustainable development, particularly in cases where direct involvement of affected stakeholders...

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  3. Landslide Hazard Assessment, Town of Peace River, Alberta

    by Kim, Tai-Hoon

    The Town of Peace River is over hundred years old. It was heavily urbanized by the late 1970s. Development extended to the...

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  4. The language and literacy practices of English-Chinese bilingual students in Western Canada

    by Sun, Miao

    In a rapidly globalizing world, bilingualism and biliteracy become important assets. It is widely recognized that full and...

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  5. Language attitudes and opportunities for speaking a minority language: what lies ahead for Ozelonacaxtla Totonac?

    by McGraw, Rachel

    The present research describes the sociolinguistic situation in the minority indigenous community of San Juan Ozelonacaxtla...

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  6. Language learning in pubs, tea rooms and other non-formal settings

    by Mannette, Antonia

    This thesis examines the learning of Manx Gaelic by adults in non-formal settings on the Isle of Man. Using a participant...

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  7. Large Black Holes in the Randall-Sundrum II Model

    by Yaghoobpour Tari, Shima

    The Einstein equation with a negative cosmological constant \lambda in the five dimensions for the Randall-Sundrum II model,...

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  8. A large deletion virus reveals the presence of previously uncharacterized vaccinia virus inhibitors of NF-kB signaling

    by Fagan-Garcia, Katharine

    The classical Nuclear Factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway is an important regulator of inflammation and innate immune...

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  9. Large Scale ULF Waves and Energetic Particles in the Earth's Magnetosphere

    by Lee, Eun Ah

    In this thesis we examine the generation mechanisms of Pc 5 ULF waves during geomagnetic storms. Also, we study the interaction...

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  10. Large-scale Characterization Of Intrinsic Disorder And High-throughput Prediction Of RNA, DNA and Protein Binding Mediated By Intrinsic Disorder

    by Peng, Zhenling

    Intrinsically disordered proteins lack stable 3D structures in vivo, are functionally important, and are very common in nature....

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  11. Large-Scale Real-Time Electromagnetic Transient Simulation of Power Systems Using Hardware Emulation on FPGAs

    by Chen, Yuan

    This thesis describes how FPGAs can be used for realizing real-time electromagnetic transient simulation of large-scale power...

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  12. Large-scale semi-supervised learning for natural language processing

    by Bergsma, Shane A

    Natural Language Processing (NLP) develops computational approaches to processing language data. Supervised machine learning...

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  13. Laser Ablation Laser Induced Fluorescence for the Sensitive Detection of Heavy Metals in Water

    by Godwal, Yogesh

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy LIBS is a fast non-contact technique for the analysis of the elemental composition using...

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  14. Laser acceleration of MeV to GeV electrons

    by Vafaei-Najafabadi, Navid

    In this thesis electron generation is studied via laser plasma interaction known as laser wakefield acceleration in two regimes...

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  15. Laser based acceleration of charged particles

    by Popov, Konstantin

    In this Thesis, two problems were studied: a direct vacuum acceleration of electrons by a tightly focused ultrashort relativistic...

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  16. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Microanalysis of Surfaces

    by Banerjee, Shyama P

    The utilization of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as a potential material characterization technique has been...

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  17. Late Cretaceous Euselachians from the Northern Region of the Western Interior Seaway

    by Cook, Todd

    Canadian deposits yielding marine euselachian (shark and ray) remains from the Western Interior Seaway, an epicontinental...

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  18. Later Stone Age and Iron Age Human Remains from Mlambalasi, Southern Tanzania

    by Sawchuk, Elizabeth A.

    The Mlambalasi Rock Shelter in the Iringa Region of southern Tanzania has a rich archaeological record that spans the Later...

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  19. Lateral resolution in laser induced forward transfer

    by Wang, Qing

    In this thesis the lateral resolution limits of the Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) technique are being investigated....

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  20. Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance of Horizontally Curved Steel I-Girders

    by Rettie, Nolan J

    The current design provisions (2006 edition of CSA-S6) for horizontally curved steel I-girders in the Canadian Highway Bridge...

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