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Advancing the argument for validity of the Alberta Context Tool with healthcare aides in residential long-term careDownload
Background: Organizational context has the potential to influence the use of new knowledge. However, despite advances in understanding the theoretical base of organizational context, its measurement has not been adequately addressed, limiting our ability to quantify and assess context in...
Aesthetic Economies of Growth; Energy, Value, and the Work of Culture After Oil offers a cultural history of energy after the industrialization of fossil fuels. My argument is that the political economy of fossil fuels, and the climate change it generates, is anchored to energy’s aesthetic...
One oil extraction plant (GCOS) has been in operation for several years, the go-ahead has just been given for a second plant (Syncrude), a third (Shell) has an application pending, and the current energy crises may well accelerate the rate at which additional plants go into production during the...
The lacustrine Green River Formation (GRF) is an important oil-producing formation in the Uinta Basin, Utah (USA). In recent years, the unconventional carbonate reservoirs in the Uteland Butte member (UBM), base of the GRF, have been targeted because their estimated oil and gas resources. The...
Decades of fish introductions into mountain lakes have altered invertebrate communities. I assessed the current status of fish populations and their effects on crustacean zooplankton communities by sampling 37 lakes in the mountain parks, where stocking practices had been halted over 25 years...
Elevation dependent landscape processes in rapidly warming sub-Arctic mountains: influences of snow, temperature and vegetationDownload
The loss of spring snow in the Northern Hemisphere has been dramatic. From 1967 to 2008 snow cover decreased by 14% in May and 46% in June, with a simultaneous reduction in snow cover duration of 6 – 8 days per decade in both summer and fall. These effects have been particularly pronounced in...
Examining Historical Climate with Respect to Future Permafrost and Engineering Design: An Analysis of Common Assumptions and CalculationsDownload
This paper examines changes in climate with respect to permafrost and engineering design in Arctic regions. Current understanding of climate changes, predictive modeling, and climate data were studied. Inconsistencies and differences were noted, discussed, and evaluated using comparisons of the...
Growth of understory spruce following mountain pine beetle attack and recalibration and validation of the Mixedwood Growth Model for black spruceDownload
Effective forest management requires reliable growth and yield models and adequate information on changes in the forest resulting from climate change, insect outbreak and competition from neighboring trees. Growth responses of white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) and black spruce (Picea...