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Assessment of metals and organic contaminants in roadside soils and plants in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Soil and blackberry shoots and fruit samples were collected from 30 different locations along two major highways and residential areas in Greater Victoria and analyzed for various contaminants. The concentrations of metals ...
The TED word list : an analysis of TED talks to benefit ESL teachers and learners
To enhance TED Talk usability in ESL classrooms, I created a TED Talk corpus and determined a list of high-frequency vocabulary unique to the TED corpus. The investigation also determined the percentage of General Services ...
Sea level change in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, southern British Columbia : implications for the interpretation of nearshore archaeological features
Sea level along the B.C. coastline has changed dramatically over the past 10,000 years due to isostatic rebound following deglaciation from the Fraser Glaciation (Clague & James, 2002). In the future, sea levels globally ...
Christmas bells played by officer cadets, 1952
At the intersection : examining the meaning of school participation for parents
This qualitative study explores the meaning of participation for parents in the education of their children. Ten parents with children enrolled in primary school were interviewed and invited to a group discussion, a ...
Markets Drive the Specialization Strategies of Forest Peoples
(Resilience Alliance, 2004)
Engagement in the market changes the opportunities and strategies of forest-related peoples. Efforts to support rural development need to better understand the potential importance of markets and way people respond to them. ...
Ion fluxes across the pitcher walls of three Bornean Nepenthes pitcher plant species : flux rates and gland distribution patterns reflect nitrogen sequestration strategies
(Journal of Experimental Botany, 2010)
Nepenthes pitcher plant species differ in their prey capture strategies, prey capture rates, and pitcher longevity. In this study, it is investigated whether or not interspecific differences in nutrient sequestration ...
Discovery layers and the distance student: online search habits of students
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2012)
Has your institution purchased discovery layer tools? Are you wondering how students are using them and how much return your institution is getting on that investment? Not only are there more resources available to ...
From carnivore to detritivore? Isotopic evidence for leaf litter utilization by the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes ampullaria
(International Journal of Plant Sciences, 2003-07)
Nepenthes pitcher plants trap prey in specialized leaves formed into pitchers. Most lowland species live in open, sunny habitats and capture prey to obtain nutrients, principally nitrogen (N). Nepenthes ampullaria is ...
Constellations of ferry (im)mobility: islandness as the performance and politics of insulation and isolation
(Cultural Geographies, 2011-04)
Drawing from three years of fieldwork — including over 250 journeys and about 400 interviews — conducted in ferry-dependent coastal and insular communities of British Columbia, this paper extends the concept of constellation ...