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1B1 Innovations, Challenges and Opportunities within Regional Health Libraries in British ColumbiaDownload
Introduction: Faced with continual change, British Columbia regional health and ministry libraries must innovate in order to survive. To understand how these libraries are evolving, this study: 1) describes and compares the libraries, 2) analyzes how they are changing and innovating in order to...
Masters Thesis. Structural, cytological and chemical data are used to establish synonymy, taxonomic relationships and a classification of the herbaceous taxa of Cornus L.
Applications of learning theory to human-bear conflict: the efficacy of aversive conditioning and conditioned taste aversionDownload
I tested the efficacy of aversive conditioning (AC) and conditioned taste aversion (CTA) on American black bears (Ursus americanus) in Whistler, British Columbia. Black bears subjected to 3-5 day AC programs responded by increasing their wariness toward humans, while control bears habituated. ...
Breeding matters: Natal experience influences population state-dependent host acceptance by an eruptive insect herbivoreDownload
Eruptive forest insects are highly influential agents of change in forest ecosystems, and their effects have increased with recent climate change. State-dependent life histories contribute significantly to the population dynamics of eruptive forest insect herbivores; however, the proximate...
Changes in net ecosystem productivity and greenhouse gas exchange with fertilization of Douglas fir: Mathematical modeling in ecosysDownload
Abstract: The application of nitrogen fertilizers to Douglas fir forests is known to raise net ecosystem productivity (NEP), but also N(2)O emissions, the CO(2) equivalent of which may offset gains in NEP when accounting for net greenhouse gas (GHG) exchange. However, total changes in NEP and...
Cyathea cranhamii sp. nov. (Cyatheaceae), Anatomically Preserved Tree Fern Sori from the Lower Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaDownload
Permineralized cyatheaceous sori occur among remains of conifers, fungi, and other plants in newly discovered calcareous concretions from Early Cretaceous (Barremian) marine sediments of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Sori are superficially attached in two rows to narrow pinnules and...
Definition and interpretation of fact in Canadian Aboriginal title litigation: A comment on DelgamuukwDownload
Professors Asch and Bell argue that Aboriginal title litigation presents a unique set of evidentiary problems both for Aboriginal plaintiffs and the courts. The elements of proof of title are themselves imbued with an ethnocentrism which serves to ignore Aboriginal systems of land ownership and...
Doctoral thesis. Investigating the mechanism of population increase following logging, and to test the hypothesis that genetic changes are associated with changes in abundance. Field work carried out on Vancouver Island.
The Downie Slide case history demonstrates the importance of detailed site investigation and long-term monitoring, as well as the need for reinterpretation of the local geologic, structural, and groundwater conditions, and reassessment of slope stability as new information becomes available....
Evaluation of potential meteorological triggers of large landslides in sensitive glaciomarine clay, eastern CanadaDownload
Heavy rains spread over some interval preceding large landslides in sensitive glaciomarine clay in eastern Canada are often noted as a triggering or causative factor in case studies or research reports for individual landslides, although the quantity or duration of the triggering rain event has...