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Achieving a better understanding of outdoor recreation conflict and its management in Canada's national parksDownload
Outdoor recreation conflict has been defined as “…goal interference attributed to another’s behavior” (Jacob & Schreyer, 1980, p. 369). Although previous leisure research has stressed the relevance of emotions (e.g., Hull, Stewart, & Yi, 1992), it has only been within the past decade that an...
Classifying Crystal Structures of Binary Compounds AB through Cluster Resolution Feature Selection and Support Vector Machine AnalysisDownload
Partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) and support vector machine (SVM) techniques were applied to develop a crystal structure predictor for binary AB compounds. Models were trained and validated on the basis of the classification of 706 AB compounds adopting the seven most common...
An experimental investigation of the mean scalar concentration field of jets into a uniform counterflow stream using planar laser induced fluorescence is presented. The centerline decay and radial spreading of the mean concentration field of the jet were investigated. Jet to counterflow velocity...
The western toad (Anaxyrus boreas, formerly Bufo boreas) is one of many amphibian species considered to be at risk of extinction (COSEWIC status is Special Concern). I examined habitat use patterns of the western toad using several methods to gain a better understanding of its habitat...
The worldwide biodiversity crisis has intensified the need to better understand how biodiversity and human disturbance are related. Yet this relationship lacks both consensus in theoretical expectations and consistency in observed empirical patterns. I present one of the largest extent studies...
The Irvine-Minnesota Inventory (IMI) is an audit tool used to record properties of built environments. It was designed to explore the relationships between environmental features and physical activity. As published, the IMI does not provide scoring to support this use. Two papers have since been...
Although area, species abundances, spatial distribution, and species richness have been central components of community ecology, their interrelationships are not completely understood. To describe these interrelationships, we study and test three patterns regarding species richness using...
Background: The Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) 2.0 is designed to collect the minimum amount of data to guide care planning and monitoring for residents in long-term care settings. These data have been used to compute indicators of care quality. Use of the quality...
Toward conservation of Canada's boreal forest avifauna: Design and application of ecological models at continental extentsDownload
Abstract: Human development is increasing pressure on North America's mainly intact boreal forest. We outline the need for a comprehensive synthesis of existing data and for effective scientific tools to support conservation of this biome and of the birds that depend on it. To illustrate how...