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- 1Ahmad, Waseem
- 1Aleksandra Afanasyeva
- 1Allen, Shannon
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- 10Boxall, Peter (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 10Parkins, John (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 10Parlee, Brenda (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 9Adamowicz, Vic (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 9Goddard, Ellen (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 9Luckert, Marty (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
In this study, representatives (n=18) from Alberta agri-food institutions were interviewed to understand the institutional learning practices that were employed following the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in May, 2003. Based on theoretical frameworks derived from reflexive...
Estimating the Willingness-to-Pay for Agri-Environmental BMP Adoption in Alberta's South Saskatchewan RegionDownload
The overall objective of this study was to determine the economic benefits associated with wildlife habitat and water quality enhancement in Alberta’s South Saskatchewan Region as results of agri-environmental BMP adoptions. Stated preference questionnaires were designed to elicit the associated...
The Effect of Source Water Quality on Water Treatment Costs: Evaluation of Source Water Protection PracticesDownload
A few high-profile forest fires and floods in recent history has exposed the vulnerability of Canadians’ drinking water supply systems to extreme events and their long-lasting consequences. Elevated levels of contaminants in surface waters can force downstream communities to engage in costly...
Genetic products have been traded internationally since the 1970s. Over 190 countries have participated in trading genetic products including bovine semen, live bovine animals for breeding purposes, and live swine animal for breeding purposes. The goal of his research is to study...
Improving water quality by inducing agricultural producers to implement Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) is one of the top environmental concerns in Canada and worldwide. Conservation auctions can be a cost-effective mechanism to achieve this goal. The first two papers in this thesis focus...
Using Discrete Choice Models to Estimate Non-market Values: Effects of Choice Set Formation and Social NetworksDownload
Discrete choice models are often used to estimate non-market values. In standard models, individuals make choices considering all possible alternatives. However, in reality, the set of alternatives individuals consider may differ. Moreover, these choice sets may be influenced by the individual's...
The domestication of animals holds a crucial role in the development of societies worldwide. The production-based handling practices of livestock agriculture are a main area of inquiry for those who seek to improve animal husbandry and the treatment of animals implicated in agriculture. This...
This dissertation examines three issues crucial to the competiveness of Canada’s beef cattle industry. The first study undertakes an ex post analysis of the impact of the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law on U.S. imports of Canadian beef and cattle. The study employs a test of structural...
Water Trading: Irrigation Technology Adoption and Economic Impact of Transboundary Water ReallocationDownload
The overall purpose of the study is to evaluate how water trading could improve water use efficiency in southern Alberta, Canada and how benefits of water reallocation could be achieved in the Nile River basin in Africa. The impact of water scarcity has become more prominent in these areas in...
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease that spreads among members of the deer family (Cervidae). As new cases of CWD are being reported in several Canadian provinces, states within the USA and countries in Europe this thesis had two main goals. The first was to attempt to...