Biological Sciences - Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

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Energetic costs of pyrene metabolism in isolated hepatocytes of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
C. Kennedy
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Project (M.E.T.)

Comparison of porewater and elutriate bivalve larval development toxicity testing in a Sediment Quality Triad framework

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2003
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
F.C.P. Law
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Research Project (M.Sc.)

Factors influencing the early marine ecology of juvenile sockeye salmon (O. nerka) in Rivers Inlet, British Columbia

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2006
Abstract: 

The Rivers Inlet sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) population was historically the third most numerous in British Columbia, with returns routinely exceeding one million adults. In recent years, the population has drastically declined, culminating in an utter failure of the adult spawning population in 1999, when returns were estimated at 3600 fish. Poor marine survival has been proposed as the primary cause of the decline. Existing evidence, including concurrent declines in sockeye salmon populations from nearby watersheds indicate the problem may lie in the early marine phase. We provide evidence suggesting that a crucial, population-limiting window may exist in the early marine phase, as the newly smolted juvenile sockeye salmon emerge into Rivers Inlet and nearby waters. Unless appropriate abiotic conditions exist in the lead-up to the juvenile migration, the brood year may suffer significant mortality. This, I propose, is a key contributor to reduced returns of Rivers Inlet sockeye salmon.

Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Richard Routledge
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.Sc)

Rapid and functional neurobiochemical assays for marine algal toxins using mouse brain synaptoneurosomes

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2002
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
R.A. Nicholson
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Project (M.Sc.)

An investigation into cultural control of the root-lesion nematode, pratylenchus penetrans filipjev & sch. stekhoven, with special reference to apple replant disease

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1991
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
J.M. Webster
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Research paper (M.P.M)

Hydrostatic pressure in relation to the synchronous culture of algae in open and closed systems. --

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1968
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
William Vidaver
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

An approach to the study of the physiological control of translocation in higher plants. -

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1966
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
C.D. Nelson
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

Factors potentially limiting colony growth, foraging effort, and pollination efficiency of bumble bees in commercial tomato greenhouses

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2003
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
M.L. Winston
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.Sc.)

A comparative study of virulent and avirulent isolates of Chalara elegans on roots and shoots of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1997
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
J. Rahe
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.Sc.)

Potential adjuvants to attractive baits for the spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis Kirby (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1997
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
John Borden
Department: 
Science: Biological Sciences Department
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.P.M.)