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Alberta’s food processing industry is the second largest food waste producer after the household sector. Most of the waste currently produced from the food processing industry is landfilled. Decomposing landfill waste, moreover, emits greenhouse gases (GHG), which contribute to global warming. In...
Development of Optimum Locations and Scales for an Integrated Multi-feedstock Waste-to-value-added Facility through Geographical Information System ModellingDownload
Biomass and municipal solid waste (MSW) management have received significant attention globally of late. This study is focused on the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass (agricultural and forest residue) and MSW. The potentials of lignocellulosic biomass and MSW are used to determine the...
Development of a Decision Making Framework for Solid Waste Management Using GIS-based Site Selection and an Economic ComparisonDownload
The management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is one of the major challenging issues for various global jurisdictions. MSW generation and disposal rates are increasing worldwide along with increased population and urbanization. Limited landfill capacity and long-term environmental issues...
Development of a GIS Water Table Visualization Tool (WTVT) for Determining Water Table Position in Heterogeneous Landscapes in the Boreal Plains Ecozone, AlbertaDownload
The Boreal Plain is currently undergoing an unprecedented rate of land use change from oil and gas extraction as well as forestry. This change needs to be managed responsibly to ensure the long term sustainability of the region, both ecologically and economically. As part of this understanding...
Development of a decision model for the techno-economic assessment of municipal solid waste utilization pathwaysDownload
Economic competitiveness is one of the key factors in making decisions towards the development of waste conversion facilities and devising a sustainable waste management strategy. The goal of this study is to develop a framework, as well as to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive...
Dose-Response Calculator for ArcGIS
The Dose-Response Calculator for ArcGIS is a tool that extends the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS 10 Desktop application to aid with the visualization of relationships between two raster GIS datasets. A dose-response curve is a line graph commonly used in medical research...
Effect of Open Space Distribution on Spatial Accessibility and Park Management Costs in the Context of Urban NeighbourhoodsDownload
Preserving open space in residential areas has been proven to have numerous physical and mental health benefits for the residents. Parks, playgrounds, and walking trails for pedestrians and cyclists are primary designed open spaces in a neighbourhood structured plan (NSP) that promote active...
High resolution mapping of community structure in three glass sponge reefs (Porifera, Hexactinellida)Download
Glass sponge reefs (Porifera, Hexactinellida) are unique to the Pacific coast of Canada. To date, the locations and extents of reefs have only been assessed by multibeam echosounders, a method that does not resolve where live, dead and buried sponges are within a reef. We performed fine-scale (25...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2019: This IDG project aims at developing an inclusive approach to landscape by studying it through the lens of 'biography' and using cutting edge methods of archaeological prospection. I have selected a test area of 600 hectares of forested countryside in Achaia Phthiotis, a...
Maritime Least Cost Path Analysis of Paleoamerican Migration on the Northwest Coast of North AmericaDownload
In this thesis, I use the Geographic Information System (GIS) technique of least cost path analysis to recreate the maritime movement events of Paleoamerican peoples traveling through five different North American Northwest Coast landscapes during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene. I make...