Anthropogenic releases of trace gases into the
atmosphere are causing a decrease in stratospheric ozone
concentrations and a subsequent increase in solar
ultraviolet-B (UV-B)(280-320 nm) radiation reaching the
earth's surface. The objective of this study was to
determine the acute effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on
the primary production of...
Dynamic DC offset is one of the biggest problems preventing the implementation of
single chip receivers. This thesis presents a 2.4GHz downconversion mixer designed to
work with adaptive DC offset cancellation for a fully integrated direct conversion
receiver. Offset can be removed by dynamically changing the PFET load bias in...
In the problem of testing the median using a random sample from a
certain distribution, and if no other parametric family is suggested,
the t-test is known to be the optimal procedure when this distribution
is normal. If the sample appears to be non-normal, one has the choice
Global increases in ultraviolet-B radiation (UVBR:290-
320 nm) resulting from decreases in stratospheric ozone
concentration have the potential to alter marine primary
production and affect global climate and marine trophic
dynamics. Effects of UVBR on phytoplankton carbon fixation
were determined from open ocean exposure studies conducted
off the coast of...
The immune system has been identified as a very sensitive target for the toxic effects of 2,3,7,S-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Exposure to TCDD has been shown to disrupt the generation of both cell-mediated and humoral T cell-dependent immunity in laboratory animals; however, the mechanism remains unknown. In this dissertation, the hypothesis is...
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and related compounds are well-recognized
for their immunosuppressive activity, which is mediated through an
intracellular receptor and transcription factor, aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR).
Laboratory animals exposed to TCDD are less resistant to infection and have severely
impaired humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. This dissertation addressed
the hypothesis that...
This report assesses climate change impacts and associated community and ecosystem vulnerability. It was compiled by a group of Oregon State University researchers and students, outreach specialists, and coastal community members in Tillamook County, Oregon (OR). Through sustained engagement with the Tillamook County Coastal Futures Knowledge to Action Network (TCCF...