Science Collected Works - Theses
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Forest management and biodiversity conservation: assessing and managing impacts with emphasis on birds and their habitats in Victoria, south-eastern Australia
This thesis includes publications dealing with issues related to conserving wildlife (and especially native birds) in landscapes where people impose multiple demands. The main focus is on forests, and the goal is to help ...
Toward a transdisciplinary science of health and wellbeing spanning psychological science and epidemiology: a focus on vagal function
Health and wellbeing are now much studied and contested topics in science. The work presented in this thesis focuses on heart rate variability (HRV), a measure extracted from the electrocardiogram and index of vagal function ...
Human values in agriculture
The human element in agriculture has been overlooked for a long time. Values are an important dimension of the human element, and are recognized as important determinants of attitudes and behaviour. In the present study ...
Inuit knowledge and perceptions of the land-water interface
The Inuit of Kangiqsualujjuaq have maintained functional and spiritual connections with the landscape and waters of Arctic Quebec (Nunavik) for over four thousand years. While ethnographic studies about this ocean-going ...
The preparation and properties of tantalum and some of its alloys
The study of tantalum, its compounds and alloys, first began in Melbourne in i942. It was undertaken as part of a programme to investigate the effect of adding hard, high melting point, metallic carbides, eg. tantalum ...
Sulphate-oxide equilibria for copper, iron, cobalt, and nickel
Applications of the process of differential (or selective) sulphation have been extensively reported over the last ten years, coinciding with the adaptation of the fluidised bed reactor (or fluo-solids roaster) to metallurgical ...
The east Antarctic ice: from ice sheet flow to iceberg dissolution
This thesis investigates the question of the state of balance, mass budget and dynamics of a large section of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The distribution and dissolution of icebergs originating from the icesheet outflux ...
Glaciological studies made at Wilkes base and on the Antarctic Icecap between Wilkes and Vostok, in 1962
During 1962 data were collected at Wilkes Base, Antarctica and between Wilkes Base and Vostok, 850 miles inland, on snow accumulation rates and sub-surface ice temperatures. These data have been used in conjunction with ...