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Anorexic Affect: Disordered Eating and the Conative Body performs a material feminist re-mapping of the sense events occasioned by self-starvation. Suspending the usual critical interpretations of eating disorders (gender, transcendence, and representation), as well as the clinical rallying...
Assessing the relationships between weather, food limitation and breeding ecology in an Arctic top predatorDownload
A long term project being conducted on a population of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) breeding near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada, has chronicled a steady decline in annual productivity over 30 years. By documenting the direct effects of summer rainfall on nestling mortality, a recent study...
Different scales of spatial segregation of two species of feather mites on the wings of a passerine birdDownload
The \"condition-specific competition hypothesis\" proposes that coexistence of 2 species is possible when spatial or temporal variations in environmental conditions exist and each species responds differently to those conditions. The distribution of different species of feather mites on their...
Ecological Ideologies of Modernity and Their Temporal-Spatial Representations in Canadian, Russian, and Polish Literatures of the Twentieth CenturyDownload
The dissertation focuses on the temporal-spatial representations of the ecological ideologies of modernity in the writings of Canadian authors Georges Bugnet, Sheila Watson, and Howard O’Hagan, Russian authors Andrei Bitov and Tatiana Tolstaia, and Polish author Czesław Miłosz. The concept of...
Ecology and management of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and mule deer (O. hemionus) of east-central Alberta in relation to chronic wasting diseaseDownload
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal pathogen affecting white-tailed and mule deer in east-central Alberta, and I addressed two current limitations of CWD management. First, to improve precision and accuracy of density estimates obtained from aerial surveys, I evaluated alternative survey...
Every summer, the Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) gathers international scholars for an intensive five-day academic conference. Building on this tradition, the 2014 Institute will, for the first time in ICS history, focus its innovative research capacities on a central theme: \"Energy,...
Allee effects are an important component in the population dynamics of numerous species. Accounting for these Allee effects in population viability analyses generally requires estimates of low-density population growth rates, but such data are unavailable for most species and particularly...
Evaluating Methods for Isolating Total RNA and Predicting the Success of Sequencing Phylogenetically Diverse Plant TranscriptomesDownload
Zhang, Yong , Wu, Xiaolei , Patterson, Jordan , Villarreal, Juan C. , Jordon-Thaden, Ingrid , Bruskiewich, Richard , Sage, Rowan F. , Goh, Falicia , Wong, Gane K., Chase, Mark W. , Stewart Jr, C Neal , Clarke, Neil D. , Burris, Jason N. , Ralph, Paula , Tian, Zhijian , Myburg, Henrietta , Surek, Barbara. , Rolf, Megan. , Graham, Sean , Thomsen, Christina J. , Johnson, Marc TJ. , Miles, Nicholas , Carrigan, Charlotte T. , Greiner, Stephan , Soltis, Pamela , Leebens-Mack, James , Edger, Patrick P. , Soltis, Douglas , Kutchan, Toni M. , Melkonian, Michael , Covshoff, Sarah , Carpenter, Eric J., Deyholos, Michael K. , Pires, J Chris , Hibberd, Julian M. , Stevenson, Dennis
Evaluating trade-offs: the effects of foraging, biting flies, and footing on wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) habitat useDownload
Understanding the distribution of forage is important in predicting the distribution, habitat use (behaviour), movements, and fitness-related traits of large, grazing ungulates. Although this bottom-up perspective provides a foundation for understanding habitat supply and thus nutrition, foraging...
This literature review provides an understanding of ecological resilience as a concept to promote successful land reclamation in Alberta’s mineable oil sands region by exploring four key issues: Defining ecological resilience for boreal forest ecosystems, and assessing whether this definition can...