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Occupancy, Abundance, and Summer Ecology of the Western Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium Baird) in the Beaver Hills, AlbertaDownload
The western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium Baird) is a ‘species of special concern’ in the Canadian prairie provinces. Potential declines caused by habitat loss and fragmentation, emergent diseases, and fish stocking are reasons cited for this species conservation status. However, little...
Canadian research on the phenomenon of waterpipe (WP) use has been slow to develop. Significant knowledge gaps have hampered tobacco control efforts in this area. This thesis presents results from three multidisciplinary studies that were designed to provide fundamental knowledge about WP use. ...
Wildfires are an environmental hazard event experienced by populations and communities across the world. These events can have significant and long-lasting effects on the communities that are impacted, which makes the importance of mitigation apparent. Partners in Protection, a non-governmental...
The main goal of this research was to investigate the application of the ISO 14001 standard in Canadian organizations. Seventeen research questions were defined and addressed using a survey of 32 organizations registered to the standard. Descriptive, explorative factor, reliability and cluster...
International law guarantees every person the highest attainable standard of health, and this should include protection from the health risks of environmental tobacco smoke. As knowledge of these risks has increased, there has been an incremental expansion of smoking bans in public space. Since...
Masters thesis involving study of nocturnal flight habits of 21 species of north. Study partially funded by Boreal Institute.
“Survival kicks in…and that’s that”: Exploring the Pathways of Aboriginal Women Into, Through and Out of the Gang LifestyleDownload
This research project sought to explore the answer to the following research questions: 1) Which experiences do Aboriginal female gang associates identify as reasons for gang membership? 2) Which experiences do Aboriginal female gang associates identify as reasons for gang-exit? and 3) Were there...
Disruption in place attachment: Insights of young Aboriginal adults on the social and cultural impacts of industrial development in northern AlbertaDownload
People living in the north have been and will continue to be affected by increasing exploration and exploitation of the region's natural resources. To understand the human impacts a qualitative approach and sense of place, place attachment, and disruption in place theories were used to analyze...
This dissertation examines the relationship between Canadian newspapers, the development of Alberta’s oil sands, and neoliberalism. It uses both content and discourse analysis to analyze coverage of oil sands development in six English-Canadian newspapers between October 1, 2005 and October 31,...
Masters thesis. A study of the aquatic fauna of Abraham Lake, the reservoir created by the Bighorn Dam.