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- 1Allen, Shannon
- 1Bergstrom, Apryl T
- 1Bruno, Grant C
- 1Fisher, Anthony G.
- 1Luo, Yicong
- 1Mukhtarov, Ravkat
- 1Choice Experiment
- 1Climate Change
- 1Community Bases Participatory Research
- 1Development economics
- 1Distributive justice
- 1Dynamic Panel Data
- 1Adamowicz, Vic (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta)
- 1Adamowicz, Vic (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 1Bell, Rhonda (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science)
- 1Cash, Sean (Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University)
- 1Davidson, Debra (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 1Dr. Sandeep Mohapatra
This thesis is comprised of two essays on rural villages in India. The following will provide a brief abstract for each of the essays, where one focuses on the women’s power – infrastructure relationship (1) and another on agricultural productivity relative to men (2). (1) Inequality between...
For decades, many Indigenous communities across Canada have dealt with poor levels of water security and associated drinking water problems both within the home and while on the land, hunting, fishing and participating in cultural events. Yet, despite this, little academic research has been...
Comparing Willingness-to-pay and Willingness-to-accept Approaches for Valuing Farmland Protection and Conversion in AlbertaDownload
Over the last three decades, Alberta has experienced substantial urban sprawl, with some of the province’s most productive agricultural land developed into residential, light industrial and retail uses. The converted farmland provided not only market commodities, but also a variety of...
Does technological advancement really lead to industrial pollution reductions? A spatial-dynamic analysis of industrial firms in CanadaDownload
The environmental performance of an economic unit is often conditioned on both time (in terms of its history of pollution) and space (in terms of the performance and capital investments for abatement by its neighbors). However, despite large literatures addressing each of these linkages...
This thesis explores the impact of a tax-refund scheme on early reclamation and improved boreal caribou habitat outcomes. The research examines the extent to which a tax-refund scheme addresses the externality arising from energy extraction and generates desirable social outcomes in the context...
Evaluating the effectiveness of citizen participation in public forest planning and management: results from surveys of public advisory committee members in CanadaDownload
Forest governance within Canada includes public engagement as an established component of forest resource development and regulation. Public engagement, often through local stakeholder advisory committees, can address conflicts in values and can facilitate decision making under conditions of...
Forest Values & Genomic Selection: Perspectives of Stakeholder Groups in Two West-Central Alberta CommunitiesDownload
Forests face a variety of environmental and societal pressures and genomics offers one possible tool to help alleviate these pressures. However, public perceptions of genomic selection when used in tree breeding are not well understood. This study seeks to examine how stakeholders from forest...
In many countries, Environmental Assessment (EA) is an important tool for aiding in decision-making about resource development projects, which includes approval or rejection and imposing mitigation Measures. Whether the public can participate in EA and influence decision-making through...
Genetic products have been traded internationally since the 1970s. Over 190 countries have participated in trading genetic products including bovine semen, live bovine animals for breeding purposes, and live swine animal for breeding purposes. The goal of his research is to study...
Improving the Diets of Children: Understanding the Decision-Making of Parents, Children, and Food ManufacturersDownload
The objective of this study is to explore the underlying decision-making that impacts the effectiveness of potential policies that could be implemented by the government in an effort to improve children’s diets and subsequent health outcomes. Under investigation are how food choices could be...