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The need for increasingly high resolution 3D models and the cost in processing high resolution polygonal meshes have made 3D point clouds an alternative for many researchers in recent years. Considerable research has been devoted to various areas of point clouds. This thesis presents three...
The exchange of native pathogens between wild and domesticated animals can lead to novel disease threats to wildlife. However, the dynamics of wild host-parasite systems exposed to a reservoir of domesticated hosts are not well understood. A simple mathematical model reveals that the spill-back...
Climbing simulated vegetation to heights of ungulate hosts by larvae of Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae)Download
Abstract: Larvae of winter ticks, Dermacentor albipictus (Packard), ascend vegetation in autumn and form clumps that attach to passing ungulate hosts. We tested the hypothesis that vegetation height determines the height of clumps. During the vegetation-to-ungulate transmission period (early...
Comparing contact investigations of tuberculosis cases among the Canadian Born Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population in Alberta, CanadaDownload
It is well established that the rates of tuberculosis (TB) among Aboriginal Peoples in Alberta are disproportionately higher than those in the Canadian-born 'other' population group (Jensen, Lau, Langlois-Klassen, et al., 2012). In addition, Aboriginal Peoples living on-reserve have higher rates...
The role of environmental exposures in the acquisition of H.pylori and related disease is not yet understood. This analysis examined two hypotheses regarding how environmental exposures may affect digestive health in northern Canada. First, environmental sources of biological contamination may...
Motion capture (MoCap) data has always been one of the most important components in the entertainment industry, being widely employed in animated movies and games. Given technological advancements in motion capture technologies, it has been successfully applied to other areas, such as surgical...
Tuberculosis (TB) incidence in the Indigenous people of Canada continues to be disproportionately higher than that of the non-Indigenous and foreign-born people. For more than a decade, the rate of TB in the Indigenous people of Canada has remained relatively constant despite recent population...