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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. Broccoli sprout supplementation during placental insufficiency confers structural and functional neuroprotection to the fetal rat

    by Black, Amy Maxine

    Background: Perinatal ischemic brain injury leads to developmental disability (DD), which accounts for 30% of disabilities...

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  2. A bryophyte perspective on forest harvest: The effects of logging on above- and below-ground bryophyte communities in coastal temperate rainforests

    by Miyashita, Kesia A.

    This thesis examines patterns in bryophyte species richness and composition on the forest floor and in the soil diaspore...

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  3. BSE Impacts on the Canadian Beef Industry-An Application of the Social Amplification of Risk Framework to Consumer and Producer Behaviour

    by Yang, Jun

    In this study the dynamics of risk perceptions about BSE held by Canadian consumers and cow-calf operators are evaluated....

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  4. BubbleNet: An Interactive Interface for Retrieving Documents

    by Mohajeri, Saeed

    As the size of the World Wide Web and the type of documents it holds grow, the need for tools helping users to find their...

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  5. Buckling of a thin, viscous film in an axisymmetric geometry

    by Bhattacharya, Sanjay

    An experimental study of the shear-induced buckling of a thin, viscous film in an axisymmetric geometry is presented. Rotating...

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  6. Build System Issues in Multilanguage Software

    by Neitsch, Andrew D.

    Software build systems are often viewed as a solved problem by software engineers, since there are many mature tools and...

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  7. Building upon ichnological principles: modern biogenic structures, ichnotaxonomic classification, and paleoecological and stratigraphic significance of ichnofossil assemblages

    by Dafoe, Lynn T.

    Biogenic structures can impart important information regarding animal behaviors and depositional conditions at the time of...

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  8. Buoyancy-driven convection in a ventilated porous medium

    by Roes, Mark A

    Consider an open control volume consisting of a porous medium submerged in a surrounding ambient fluid of density ρ_a. The...

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  9. Burrow associated reservoir quality in marine siliciclastic sediments

    by Gordon, John

    Abstract Burrow-associated diagenetic alteration and eventual reservoir quality parameters such as porosity and permeability...

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  10. Cache architectures to improve IP lookups

    by Ravinder, Sunil

    IP address lookup is an important processing function of Internet routers. The challenge lies in finding the longest prefix...

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  11. Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces and complete intersections in toric varieties

    by Novoseltsev, Andrey Y

    In this thesis we report on several projects that stemmed out from an attempt to obtain an example for the last class in...

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  12. Calibrating Intuition: A Defense of Standard Philosophical Analysis

    by Jalea, Justin

    Intuition has fallen from grace. Its authority to act as a source of evidence in philosophical discourse has recently been...

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  13. The calm carrel: a relaxation technique for students with emotional and behavioural disorders

    by Cameron, Kent

    The present study examined the implementation of a self-management strategy, termed the calm carrel, as a potential means...

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  14. Cambrian-Ordovician successions and detrital zircon geochronology of North Wales and Nova Scotia

    by Pothier, Hayley Dawn

    The Appalachian-Caledonide Orogen resulted in the collision of Laurentia, Baltica and many peri-Gondwanan terranes, of which...

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  15. Can caffeine alter blood potassium concentration or the perception of pain and fatigue after a 1 km cycling sprint?

    by Cordingley, Dean M.

    Caffeine is used by some athletes to improve endurance performance, however, the mechanism(s) by which caffeine elicits performance...

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  16. Can Hybrid Poplar Plantations Reduce the Cost of Achieving Caribou Conservation Goals?

    by Long, Amanda

    This study investigates the role hybrid poplar may play in reducing the cost of achieving self-sustaining status in herds...

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  17. Can L-arginine Influence the Acute Hormonal, Metabolic, and Physiological Responses at Rest and Prior to Exercise?

    by Forbes, Scott C

    L-arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid and has recently been purported as ergogenic for both strength and aerobic...

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  18. Can Psychologists Identify When the Problem is Cybersex Addiction?: An Exploratory Study

    by Yassa, Easter Samir

    Clients with cybersex addiction (CSA) are a growing challenge for mental health practitioners. Therapists must be more skilled...

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  19. Canada's Beef Cattle Industry: Shocks, Cycles and Loan Guarantees

    by Twine, Edgar E

    This dissertation examines three issues crucial to the competiveness of Canada’s beef cattle industry. The first study undertakes...

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  20. Canada’s Indians (sic): (Re)racializing Canadian Sovereign Contours Through Juridical Constructions of Indianness in McIvor v. Canada

    by Kolopenuk, Jessica

    While scholarship has recognized the role that sex discrimination has played in the naming of “Indians” in Canada, one aspect...

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