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Birds can be used as indicators to monitor success of programs encouraging prairie landowners to increase biodiversity. Using a case study from Alberta, Canada, this paper compares bird diversity measures at the farm scale and examines their consistency across different habitat types to test for...
A 4D filtering and calibration technique for small-scale point cloud change detection with a terrestrial laser scannerDownload
This study presents a point cloud de-noising and calibration approach that takes advantage of point redundancy in both space and time (4D). The purpose is to detect displacements using terrestrial laser scanner data at the sub-mm scale or smaller, similar to radar systems, for the study of very...
Remote camera traps are often applied to large mammal conservation and management programs because they are cost-effective, allow for repeat surveys, and can be deployed for long time periods. Additionally, statistical advancements in calculating population metrics, such as density, from camera...
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Classifying, Assessing, and Monitoring using Surface Topography Asymmetry AnalysisDownload
The radiation dose and the associated lifetime risk of developing cancer is a problem justifying the use of surface topography (ST) as an alternative to radiographs for monitoring scoliosis. The current ST methods mainly rely on marker placement and fail to describe the 3D aspect of the scoliosis...
While the common method for diagnosing and monitoring adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is X-ray radiographs from which a Cobb angle is measured, studies have shown that high radiation exposure is linked to high risk of cancer, particularly, for children and women. This thesis describes...
The Ripley Landslide is one of the smallest among the 12 landslides at the Ashcroft-Thompson River Valley, located approximately 10 km south of Ashcroft, B.C. Since it was first identified in 1951, it has been studied by numerous researchers to understand the kinematics controlling its behaviour....
Alberta Environment is in the process of reviewing the scientific and technical basis for refinement of a regulatory approach to the environmental impact of present and future industrial development in the Athabasca oil sands region. The review has encompassed the results of 10 years (1975 to...
A study of the wet deposition of atmospheric pollutants in northeastern Alberta was initiated by Alberta Environment and Atmospheric Environment Service in 1976. The objectives of this ongoing study are to determine changes in the input rate of atmospheric trace substances into sensitive...
Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents and their application for quantitative magnetic susceptibility monitoring of the waterflooding of heavy oil in real timeDownload
Waterflooding is one enhanced oil recovery process used in heavy oil reservoirs such as at Cold Lake in North-Eastern Alberta. However, little has been published in terms of imaging heavy oil waterfloods, mainly due to the similar densities of water and heavy oil, which makes it difficult to...
Chemical and biological monitoring of muskeg drainage at the Alsands project site. Volume II: Monitoring and fish studiesDownload
Volume I of this report reviewed the publicly available literature on stream environments in the Muskeg River basin as background to the monitoring studies. This volume (Volume II) describes the results of the studies, discusses their effectiveness, and makes suggestions about the design of...