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Using drilled-undrilled shell damage analysis to estimate crushing predation frequencies in modern marine gastropod assemblagesDownload
Predation is a frequently studied subject, but estimating crushing predation in mollusk communities is challenging. Shells record successful attacks, but it is not always possible to identify attacks on an individual basis. Repair scar frequency is a common proxy for crushing mortality, but shell...
Two-Dimensional Modeling of the Effect of Relative Humidity on Volatile Organic Compounds Adsorption in a Fixed Bed AdsorberDownload
Water vapor can affect adsorption of volatile organic compound (VOC) onto activated carbon. In this research, a two-dimensional heterogenous computational fluid dynamics model was developed and validated to understand the mechanism and kinetics during competitive adsorption between VOC and water...
Sodium proton exchangers (NHEs) are polytopic membrane proteins that, in archaea, bacteria, yeast and plants, provide increased salt tolerance by removing excess toxic sodium, and in mammals regulate cell volume, growth, differentiation, proliferation, migration and apoptosis in relation to...
Based on the underlying structure of fabric materials, a three-scale model is constructed to describe the mechanical behavior of fabric materials. The current model assumes that fabric materials take on an overall behavior of anisotropic membranes, so membrane scale is taken as the macroscopic or...
High-resolution regional climate simulations of the Karakoram, Himalaya have been performed for investigation into the atmospheric dynamics in this region, and their role in the Karakoram’s snowfall accumulation and glacial evolution. It has been seen through a combination of field measurements...
Purpose: This study examined whether parent physical activity (PA) is related to children’s PA, as measured with pedometers. Methods: As part of a longitudinal cohort study being conducted in Edmonton, Canada, 471 children between the ages of 6- and 10-years-old, wore SC-T2 pedometers for four...
System modeling and controller designs for a Peltier-based thermal device in microfluidic applicationDownload
A custom-made Peltier-based thermal device is designed to perform miniaturized bio-molecular reactions in a microfluidic platform for medical diagnostic tests, especially the polymerase chain reaction for DNA amplification. The cascaded two-stage device is first approximated by multiple local...
Rangelands, a natural ecosystem widespread in Canada, are an important source of land for animal production. Around 26 million ha of rangelands are utilized for beef production and in Alberta, this ecosystem accounts for 6.6 million ha which provides up to 50% of total forage for livestock. To...
Biological engineering is a domain of study that involves applying known engineering principles to biological systems. Qualitative studies in the field of biology have undergone tremendous advancements in the last two decades but quantitation is still in its early stages due to various...
The Canadian Arctic Islands (CAI) contain the largest concentration of terrestrial ice outside of the continental ice sheets. Mass loss from this region has recently increased sharply due to above average summer temperatures. Thus, increasing the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for...