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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)
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“These Trees Have Stories to Tell” Linking Denésƍliné Knowledge and Dendroecology in the Monitoring of Barren-ground Caribou Movements in the Northwest Territories, CanadaDownload
Grounded in an Indigenous methodological framework and using dendroecology as a scientific assessment tool in combination with oral history analysis, this thesis assesses changes to caribou movement patterns in the traditional territory of Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN), Northwest...
This study was undertaken to examine the economic value of government sponsored control programs to limit the levels of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Alberta. Respondents’ knowledge, attitudes and preferences concerning aspects of CWD including control methods were also addressed. Employing an...
What Determines Municipal Renewable Energy Development? Insights From a Mixed-Methods Study of Municipalities in AlbertaDownload
This thesis contributes to energy social sciences, examining the potential of municipal renewable energy projects and employing a novel theoretical framework intersecting the theory of planned behaviour and transition theory. I site this work in Alberta, a province with a carbon intensive energy...
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...
Voices from the Shadows: Investigating the Identity and Wellbeing of Male Mobile Workers in the Contemporary ‘Boom-Sphere’ Context of the Alberta Oil SandsDownload
Mobile workers are those individuals who commute to and from resource development projects and who live temporarily in work camps, lodges, hotels, private rental suites, or other short-term accommodations. My thesis specifically explores the over-stereotyped and under-researched lives of male...
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...
This study explores the cost effectiveness of conservation offsets and three different methods of obtaining conservation easements. Given limited conservation dollars, conservation programs should be designed a cost effective manner. A new framework for evaluating offset programs is developed...
Two Essays on Market Interdependencies, Price Volatility and Volatility Spillovers in the Western Canadian Feed Barley, U.S. Corn and Alberta Cattle MarketsDownload
Over the last decade, Alberta cattle markets have experienced several extreme events, including the 2003 Canadian bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis and recent episodes of feed price surges. These events may have affected the price volatility of Alberta cattle and its interdependencies...
Turning a Liability into an Asset: Re-purposing Inactive Petroleum Wells for Geothermal Energy ProductionDownload
There are over 600,000 registered oil and gas wells in the province of Alberta, many of these are inactive wells that do not produce resource yet do present a significant environmental risk and financial liability in cleanup costs. There are no regulations stipulating the maximum length of time a...
Consumers’ concerns about animal diseases, production and processing methods could drive their choices of food products. Consumers’ choices of food products will influence their nutritional status. Understanding preferences for food products could inform policy and assist in forecasting future...