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This dissertation deals with the introduction of competition in regulated industries such as natural gas. The thesis focuses on the recently developed Colombian natural gas market and uses a more mature market, the deregulated gas market existing in the province of Alberta, Canada, as a benchmark...
Respiration, Acid/Base, Ammonia and Ionoregulatory Strategies in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii)Download
Hagfish feed on putrefied carrion, which poses several environmental challenges to the scavenger including hypoxia (Low PO2), hypercapnia (high PCO2) and high environmental ammonia (HEA). To any other organism, these conditions would be physiologically challenging; however, hagfish seem to have...
Within the next decade we are likely to see some significant tests of the current oil sands regulatory and policy framework, including: • Industry-driven: such as an application for reclamation certificate or an application for release of process-affected water or a request to approve the...
This dissertation describes a series of experiments that examined: 1) hydraulic responses of Populus trichocarpa x deltoides, Populus trichocarpa and Picea glauca plants to change in their surrounding environment; 2) Changes of aquaporin expression in response to such changes. In the first study,...
Parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs) are used as models of transport-reaction phenomena in a variety of different industrial chemical and materials engineering processes, and can yield precise descriptions of process variables with complex temporal and spatially dependent system...
Enterprises must manage their information risk as part of their larger operational risk management program. Traditionally, IT security investment decisions are made in isolation. However, as firms that compete for customers in an industry are closely interlinked, a macro perspective is needed in...
While many scholars have argued that media deregulation has a deleterious effect on democracy, all have done so in a way that assumes the truth of a particular normative theory of democracy. This thesis instead describes the minimal requirements for a democratic public sphere and compares...
Although auditor-client interaction is considered an important determinant of financial reporting outcomes, concerns often arise that close working relationships between auditors and client managers can impair auditor independence. Several high-profile accounting scandals have intensified these...
Alberta Environment is in the process of reviewing the scientific and technical basis for refinement of a regulatory approach to the environmental impact of present and future industrial development in the Athabasca oil sands region. The review has encompassed the results of 10 years (1975 to...