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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. Biofilm Streamer Formation in a Porous Microfluidic Device

    by Valiei, Amin

    Biofilm formation in porous media is of significant importance in many environmental and industrial processes such as bioremediation,...

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  2. Biogeochemical Cycling and Microbial Communities in Native Grasslands:Responses to Climate Change and Defoliation

    by Attaeian, Behnaz

    Ongoing climate change has emerged as a major scientific challenge in the current century. Grassland ecosystems are considered...

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  3. Biogeographic histories and genetic diversity of western North American tree species: implications for climate change

    by Roberts, David R.

    Over the last two million years, the evolution of North American tree species, subspecies, and genetic varieties has taken...

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  4. Biological activity of nanostructured silver

    by Nadworny, Patricia L

    Although nanocrystalline silver is used commercially to treat burns and wounds, the mechanisms of action (MOA) for its activity...

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  5. Biological factors affecting poultry embryo quality

    by Hamidu, Jacob Alhassan

    The objectives of this thesis were to investigate some physiological, cellular and molecular changes from genetic selection,...

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  6. Biological Factors in the Etiology of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

    by Schouten, Janine R.

    Background: Sarcoidosis etiology is unknown. It is thought to be an aberrant immune response to unidentified environmental...

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  7. Biological patterns and processes of glass sponge reefs

    by Chu, Jackson Wing Four

    The glass sponge reefs of western Canada are modern analogues to ancient reefs and are unique habitats requiring conservation....

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  8. Biological role of the tumor suppressor protein, RASSF1A in Inflammation and Cancer

    by El-Kalla, Mohamed

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are chronic intestinal diseases...

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  9. Biological Treatment of Naphthenic Acids and Other Organic Compounds in Oil Sands Process-Affected Waters

    by Brown, Lisa D

    The Alberta oil sands contain one of the world’s largest reserves of oil - over 169 billion barrels of bitumen are economically...

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  10. Biology and control of Russian thistle (Salsola tragus L.) in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis Shaw) winter ranges in montane grasslands of Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

    by Antill, Timothy

    Russian thistle (Salsola tragus L.) invaded areas of native montane grassland important to winter survival of bighorn sheep...

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  11. The Biology and Ecology of Polymorphic Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush, in Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories

    by Chavarie, Louise

    Post-glacial lakes, a common feature in northern landscapes, provide favorable ecosystems for studying intra-specific diversity...

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  12. The Biology of Sclerobionts and their Hosts: Comparing Biomechanical Experiments on Brachiopod Hosts to Sclerobiont Distribution Maps

    by Barclay, Kristina M

    Sclerobionts and their host organisms provide a great deal of information for palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental studies....

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  13. Biomechanical evaluation of circles with a suspended aid

    by Fujihara, Toshiyuki

    The objective of this thesis was to biomechanically examine the potential usage and limitations of a suspended aid for practicing...

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  14. Bio-oil Transportation by Pipeline

    by Pootakham, Thanyakarn

    Bio-oil which is produced by fast pyrolysis of biomass has high energy density compared to ‘as received’ biomass. Two cases...

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  15. A biophysical study of intranuclear herpes simplex virus type 1 DNA during lytic infection

    by Lacasse, Jonathan J

    Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) establishes latent infections in neurons in vivo and lytic infections in epithelial cells...

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  16. Biophysics underlying bistable neurons with branching dendrites

    by Kim, Hojeong

    The goal of this thesis is to investigate the biophysical basis underlying the nonlinear relationship between firing response...

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  17. Bio-relation Discovery and Sparse Learning

    by Shi, Yi

    In this dissertation, I discuss several important problems in the area of bio-relation discovery (BRD). Discovering bio-relations...

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  18. Biosynthetic Studies of Resorcylic Acid Lactones, Hypothemycin, Radicicol, and Dehydrocurvularin

    by Gao, Zhizeng

    Fungal polyketides, a vast source for pharmaceutical industries, are biosynthesized by multifunctional iterative polyketide...

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  19. Bio-Transformation of Fatty Acids

    by Shahzadi, Asima

    This research focused on the bioconversion of unsaturated fatty acids to hydroxy fatty acids, which are platform chemicals...

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  20. Bioturbation and Resource Quality: A Case Study from the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise Formations, Ellida and Midnatsoll Fields, Norwegian Sea

    by Polo, Camilo

    Nine cores (approx. 156 m) within the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise formations (Møre Basin, Norwegian continental shelf)...

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