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- 10Boxall, Peter (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 10Parkins, John (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
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The Technical Efficiency of Wildfire Suppression in Alberta, Canada: A Stochastic Frontier AnalysisDownload
Wildfire management agencies are increasingly interested in the efficiency of wildfire suppression as they work to protect human lives and communities from wildfire damages under constrained management budgets. In Alberta, climate change is expected to increase the length of the wildfire season...
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...
Many accounts of Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) describe them as cohesive social movements that adequately address the social and environmental externalities of food and agricultural production. Yet others question whether initiatives that focus on localized consumer driven change can provide...
The dairy industry in Canada has undergone huge changes in the last few decades. While the average annual milk production per cow grew over three times by 2015 (average rose to 8.65 Hectolitres per and reached 9.5 Hectolitres in 2018) from 1995 levels (2.5 Hectolitres a year per cow on average),...
Since European settlement of the Canadian Prairies there has been substantial loss of wetlands. This loss occurs in large part due to drainage by private agricultural operators seeking to boost the productivity of their land. Policy makers now seek not only to conserve wetlands and prevent...
Climate change is expected to drive major changes in agricultural production around the world, but estimates of the economic impact of these changes for Canadian agricultural production have been inconsistent. Most models use aggregate temperature data such as average temperature or growing...
This thesis contributes toward the design of a novel pricing scheme that could be employed to compensate Canadian poultry producers according to their performance in specific quality traits. Based on biological data obtained from a set of growth experiments with chicken and data on chicken...
Afforestation in Alberta: A Case Study Evaluating the Economic Potential of Hybrid Poplar Plantations Given Bio-Energy and Carbon Sequestration ConsiderationsDownload
The investment viability of afforestation of hybrid poplar plantations on private land in the Province of Alberta was explored. Carbon credits from afforestation were included in the simulations. The base case showed relatively little potential for afforestation in the province. Substantial...
Aggregate Resource Extraction: Examining Environmental Impacts on Optimal Extraction and Reclamation StrategiesDownload
Aggregate resources are naturally occurring deposits of sand, gravel and crushed stone that are integral components to the construction of everything from roads and sidewalks, to hospitals and schools. Mining these resources can release deleterious sediments, salt and chemicals into watercourses,...
Agricultural Producers’ Costs of Adoption of Wetland Restoration Beneficial Management Practice: Estimation and Spatial TransferabilityDownload
This thesis estimated agricultural producers’ costs of adopting a wetland restoration beneficial management practice (BMP) in the Western Canadian Prairie region using two alternative cost discovery methods. It then explored the spatial transferability of the cost estimates obtained for the two...