Members of the family Sciomyzidae, known as snail-killing or marsh flies, are unique amongst insects in that the vast majority of reared species feed exclusively on mollusks and as a result their biological control potential has been well documented in the scientific literature. However, in North America there is a...
The physical controls of snowmelt in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) are poorly
understood. While there have been numerous field and modeling investigations at the
plot and watershed scale, few studies have identified how the snow energy balance
(EB) components vary in importance both spatially and temporally. The identification
The purpose of this study is to critically analyze whether India’s National Population Policy of 2000 represents a paradigm shift in terms of how the nation-state conceptualizes and address population growth through formal population policy. Analyzed through transnational feminist theory, this study employed political discourse analysis as the research method....
This thesis examines one aspect of social change in Nepal. Contact
with the outside world since 1951 has provided a non-traditional
means of achieving access to highly valued occupations, resulting in
the formation of an emerging elite. High caste status is no longer
absolutely necessary to gain access to education,...
I offer a personal and prehistoric exploration of the concept of immanence, the principle of a divine force living, remaining, and operating within living creatures, inherent in the human, including the female; a unifying force that connects humans to each other, to nature, and to the earth. I examine the...
The purpose of this study was to determine that a behavioral lifestyle modification
approach to weight loss changes participants' dietary intake and physical activity
levels and that these changes were associated with weight loss and weight loss
maintenance. Behavioral factors important in other weight control studies were also
In undisturbed N-limited forested catchments, DON may represent over 90% of the total N lost in streams. Some ecologists have suggested that plant-derived reactive polyphenols may be responsible for DON binding and transport because polyphenol-protein complexes are known to precipitate out of solution, bind to mineral surfaces or organic matter...
The central purpose of this study was to examine the
attitudes of non-disabled college students toward their
developmentally disabled peers attending the same college.
Specifically, it examined the attitudes of non-disabled
students toward the developmentally disabled students in the
Transitional/Vocational Program the Fairview campus of
Fairview College, Alberta, Canada.