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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. Assessments of novel transgenic germplasm and treatment with the phytohormone cytokinin for reducing feeding damage by flea beetles, Phyllotreta spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in canola

    by Sultani, Ali Sina

    Flea beetles [Phyllotreta cruciferae (Goeze) and Phyllotreta striolata (Fabricius)] (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) pose significant...

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  2. Asset Levels of Service-based Decision Support System for Municipal Infrastructure Investment

    by Sharma, Vishal

    The single biggest challenge facing municipalities today is a shortage of funds and labor for upgrading and expanding aging...

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  3. Assisted migration to address climate change: recommendations for reforestation in western Canada

    by Gray, Laura

    A changing climate is the largest threat to forest productivity in western Canada and to the ability of forested landscapes...

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  4. Assisting Failure Diagnosis through Filesystem Instrumentation

    by Huang, Liang

    With increasing software size and complexity, corrective software maintenance has become a challenging process. When a failure...

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  5. Association analyses of SNPs in candidate genes with body fat deposition and carcass merit traits in beef cattle

    by Islam, Khandker Khaldun

    A candidate gene approach was used to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their associations with body fat...

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  6. Association between Asthma and Vitamin D in Children, Adolescents and Adults

    by John Niruban, Selvanayagam

    Inconsistent results have been reported in studies investigating the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and respiratory...

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  7. Association between commensal bacterial establishment and mucosal innate immune genes expression throughout the gastro-intestinal tract of dairy calves

    by Malmuthuge, Nilusha

    Communication between commensal microbes and host in gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) has been proven to be vital for host immune...

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  8. The Association Between Neighbourhood Stressors and Asthma Prevalence of School Children in Winnipeg

    by Pittman, Tyler

    Neighbourhood stressors have an incubating effect for a variety of health-related disorders involving children. It is of...

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  9. The Association Between Physical Activity and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Children

    by Darvesh, Nazia

    Modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, such as adiposity, are already associated with atherosclerotic progression...

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  10. The association between positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy and midfacial growth: a cross-sectional cephalometric comparison

    by Korayem, Mohammed

    Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a form of sleep-disordered breathing in children that is characterized...

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  11. The Association between Rural Residence and Return To Work in Workers' Compensation Claimants

    by Lavoie, Callum A

    ABSTRACT Objectives The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the association between geographic location of residence...

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  12. Association mapping of genes using whole genome polymorphism arrays: Identification of markers of breast cancer susceptibility in Alberta women

    by Chakravarthy Sridharan, Malinee

    Breast cancer is a heterogeneous, polygenic disease and is influenced by genetic, environmental and life-style factors. Many...

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  13. Association mapping of genetic risk factors for chronic wasting disease in wild deer

    by Matsumoto, Tomomi

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy affecting North American cervids. I assessed...

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  14. Association of Model Compounds of Asphaltenes in Organic Solutions

    by Soleimani Salim, Amir Hassan

    The self-association properties of two model compounds of asphaltene, 2,6-bis[2-(pyren-1-yl)ethyl]pyridine (PyPPy, C41H29N)...

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  15. Associations between Rumen Bacteria and Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle

    by Hernandez-Sanabria, Emma

    Feed efficiency affects profitability and sustainability in beef production systems. Since ruminal microbes play essential...

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  16. Associative classification, linguistic entity relationship extraction, and description-logic representation of biomedical knowledge applied to MEDLINE

    by Rak, Rafal

    MEDLINE, a large and constantly increasing collection of biomedical article references, has been the source of numerous investigations...

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  17. Associative plasticity and afferent regulation of corticospinal excitability in uninjured individuals and after incomplete spinal cord injury

    by Roy, Francois D.

    Cortical representations are plastic and are allocated based on the proportional use or disuse of a pathway. A steady stream...

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  18. Asymmetric Driver Behaviour-Based Algorithms for Estimating Real-Time Freeway Operational Capacity

    by Luo,Ying

    To mitigate recurrent and non-recurrent congestion, and to make full use of limited roadway capacity, numerous Active Traffic...

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  19. At the edge of reason: Three language and literacy educators' classroom experiences teaching born-digital students

    by Nahachewsky, James

    Contemporary English language arts (ELA) teachers engage students who have been born into a digital world where emergent...

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  20. Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Oxide Thin Films on Metallic Substrates

    by Foroughi Abari, Ali

    Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a powerful ultra-thin film deposition technique that uses sequential self-limiting surface...

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