Geography Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Geography, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Health Perceptions of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Transmission in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Florence Wullo Anfaara

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Does It Work? Examining the Effectiveness of Place Branding in Local Economic Development, Evan P. Cleave

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Effects of Aerial LiDAR Data Density on the Accuracy of Building Reconstruction, Peter Crawford

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Tensor-based Hyperspectral Image Processing Methodology and its Applications in Impervious Surface and Land Cover Mapping, Boyu Feng

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Atmospheric change promotes increasing cyanobacteria dominance in Swedish lakes, Erika Christiane Freeman

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From Accessibility and Exposure to Engagement: A Multi-scalar Approach to Measuring Environmental Determinants of Children’s Health Using Geographic Information Systems, Martin Healy

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The Effect of Sub-Facet Scale Geometry on Vertical Facet Temperatures in Urban Street Canyons, Rainer V.J. Hilland

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The Creative Destruction of Place in an Ontario Heritage Conservation District, Wes Kinghorn

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Crop monitoring and yield estimation using polarimetric SAR and optical satellite data in southwestern Ontario, Chunhua Liao

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The Changing Spaces of Racialized Contestation in Brampton, Ontario; A Multimedia Analysis, Stuart Emberg McHenry

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Metabolomics for Biomonitoring: Evaluation, Recommendations, and Test of Efficacy, Sarah M. McKenzie

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Paddling the Biigtig: A case study of Environmental Repossession through canoeing, Kathleen Mikraszewicz

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"You can't just take a piece of land from the university and build a garden on it": A case study of the Indigenous food and medicine garden at Western University, Laura J. Peach

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Comparing geospatial approaches to delineating children’s interactions with their physical environments: A case study of children in rural Northwestern Ontario, Katherine L. Schieman

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Ontario's Small Non-Community Drinking Water Systems: How to Ensure Provision of Safe Drinking, Mehmet Fatih Sekercioglu

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Water Governance in the Lerma-Chapala Basin of Mexico: A Shift from State-centred to a Multi-stakeholder Approach?, Luis F. Silva Jimenez

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Examining geographic variation in children's perceived barriers to physical activity and the implications on behaviour, Leah Gabrielle Taylor

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Space-Time Analysis of Breast Cancer in Middlesex County Between 2003 and 2013, Jenny T. Tjhin

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Hierarchical Variation in Cellulose Decomposition Across Southern Ontario Reference Streams, Jenna R. Webb

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The Transitioning Nutrition Status of Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Jason Mulimba Were

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Microclimate Variability of Select Toronto Neighbourhoods Under Hot Summertime Conditions, Timothy Wiechers

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A Method for Hemispherical Ground Based Remote Sensing of Urban Surface Temperatures, Michael A. Allen

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A Gendered Perspective On Migrant Women Farmers’ Lived Experiences In The Brong-Ahafo Region Of Ghana, Jemima Nomunume Baada

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Wilket Creek: urbanization, geomorphology, policy, and design, Danielle Barr

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Community-based Health Planning and Services and Women’s Access to Health Care in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Joseph Asumah Braimah

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Exploring Factors Influencing Children's Use of a Free Recreation Access Pass: Does Geography Matter?, Joannah M. Campbell

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The Development and Evaluation of a Smartphone Nutrition Intervention for Adolescents, Sarah A. Cappuccitti

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Exploring Geographic Variations in Community and Consumer Food Environments for Children, Catherine DuBreck

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Identification of Thresholds in Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities Associated with Agricultural Land Cover, Jeremy Peter Grimstead

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Geosimulation and Multicriteria Modelling of Residential Land Development in the City of Tehran: A Comparative Analysis of Global and Local Models, Hossein Hosseini

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Meander belt delineation: Developing a predictive model for meander belt width, Julia Howett

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Spatio-temporal Variation of Benthic Metabolism in a Large Regulated River, Craig Irwin

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An Application of Remote Sensing to a Copper Porphyry Site in Central Peru, Niyomi Khalid

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Temporal Variability In The Daytime Green Roof Energy Balance During Drying Periods, Dimuth C. Kurukulaarachchi

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Confrontational Stigma and Contested ‘Green’ Developments: Biosolid Facility Siting in the Rural Landscape, Sarah A. Mason-Renton

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The Other Side of the Enclave: Local Perspectives on the Onset of Mass Tourism in Jamaica, Shenika A. McFarlane-Morris

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Planform Change and Bedload Transport in Braiding Rivers, Lara Middleton

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Youth Engagement in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in the Upper East Region of Ghana, Lydia Osei

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Morphological Bedload Transport in Gravel-Bed Braided Rivers, Sarah E. K. Peirce

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Rate of Vegetation Recovery in Restored Prairie Wetlands, Saloni Salaria

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Examining the Impact of a Population-Based Intervention on Children's Physical Activity Levels: The Grade 5 ACT-i-Pass Program in London, Ontario, Christine E. Smith

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Rekindling the Flame: An Exploration of the Relationships Between Health, Culture and Place Among Urban First Nations Men Living in London, Ontario, Cindy Smithers Graeme

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Therapeutic Landscapes of Home: Exploring Women’s Perceptions and Experiences of Home as a Place of Birth in London, Ontario, Caren Thayer

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Exploring the Health Benefits of Nature for Children in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Settings, Suzanne Tillmann

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Wind energy policy, development, and justice in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada: A comparison of technocratic and community-based siting processes, Chad JR Walker

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Understanding Parent and Child Perceptions of Barriers and Enablers Influencing Active School Travel, Katherine Wilson

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Quality Assessment of the Canadian OpenStreetMap Road Networks, Hongyu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Probiotic Yoghourt for Health, Nutrition and Women's Empowerment in Kenya: A Community-Based Approach, Ellena Andoniou

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Environment and Health Perceptions in the Vicinty of Surface Mining Concessions in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Roger Antabe

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The Effects of Municipal Waste Disposal Method on Facility Support and Diversion Attitudes and Behaviours, Jason A. Bayne

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Channel Form and Processes in a Formerly Glaciated Terrain, Nathaniel Bergman

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Lagoon Wastewater Effluent Impacts Stream Metabolism in Red River Tributaries, Chris T. Chesworth

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Examining the Food Networks of Small Businesses in a Food District and the Potential for Fostering Local Economic Development, Michael AR Clark

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Beyond the Edge of the Planted Field: Exploring Community-Based Environmental Education, and Invisible Losses in Settler and Indigenous Cultural Contexts, Samantha da Rosa Holmes

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Coffee Agroecology, Food Sovereignty, and Agrarian Livelihoods in Puerto Rico, Ileana I. Diaz

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The Battle of Hastings: A Geographic Perspective, Christopher E. M. Hewitt

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Application Of Polarimetric SAR For Surface Parameter Inversion And Land Cover Mapping Over Agricultural Areas, Xiaodong Huang

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Uncertainty Analysis of the Performance of a System of Best Management Practices for Achieving Phosphorus Load Reduction to Surface Waters, Jason D.M. Igras

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Investigating the Suitability of the Crayfish Metabolome as a Bioindicator of Stream Conditions, Natalie M. Izral

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An Investigation of the Marketing Practices of Local Food Businesses in Southwestern Ontario, Mark D. McGregor

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Children's Physical Activity and the Built Environment: The Impact of Neighbourhood Opportunities and Contextual Environmental Exposure, Christine A. Mitchell

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Stages to Learn: Trees as a Restorative Amenity In and Around Schools, Eli Paddle

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Examining the Active Transportation - Built Environment Relationship in London, Ontario, Douglas M. Rivet

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Evaluation of the UAV-Based Multispectral Imagery and Its Application for Crop Intra-Field Nitrogen Monitoring and Yield Prediction in Ontario, Yang Song

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Urban Walkability Measures: Data Quality, Cautions, and Associations with Active and Public Transportation Across Canada, Thomas C. Thayer

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Assessing Climate Change Adaptation and Health in Coastal Cambodia: The Human-Environment Interaction, Mengieng Ung

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An Automated Framework to Identify Lost and Restorable Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, Ann Waz

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The Contribution of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) to Community Sustainability and Health in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Hannah M. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Environment and Human Health in the Anthropocene: Interaction Between Natural and Social Systems in Coastal Tanzania, Frederick A. Armah

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Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Health in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Kilian Nasung Atuoye

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Multi-method Exploration of the Economic Sustainability of Probiotic Yoghurt Kitchens in Mwanza, Tanzania, Emily Eyles

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The Effects of Warming Temperatures, Fire, and Landscape Change on Lake Production in Mountain Lakes, Alberta, Canada, Amber Elizabeth Gall

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Integration of Multi-Temporal Optical and L-Band Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) Imagery for Hierarchical Agricultural Crop Classification in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, Autumn A. Gambles

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Impact of Agroecology Adoption, Migration and Remittance Receipt on Household Welfare, Joseph Kangmennaang

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Evolution Towards “Housing First”: A Qualitative Analysis of Service Provider and Participant Perspectives, James Kennedy

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Understanding Immigrant Housing Integration in Canada — The Role of Transnational Engagements, Vincent Zubedaar Kuuire

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Dendroclimatic Studies of White Spruce in the Yukon Territory, Canada, David S. Morimoto

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Enterprising Outsiders: Livelihood Strategies of Cape Town’s forced migrants, Madeleine Ann Northcote

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Claims of the City? Rights of the Countryside? Politics of Water Contestation in the Mumbai-Thane Region of India, Bharat Khushal Punjabi

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Conceptualizing Response Capacity and Flood Action in the City of Vancouver and District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, Jonathan P. Raikes

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Wind Energy Development in Ontario: Factors Influencing Deployment and Policy Outcomes, Emmanuel T. Songsore

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Agrarian Change and Peasant Prospects in Haiti, Marylynn Elizabeth Steckley

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"We are the Land": Researching Environmental Repossession with Anishinaabe Elders, Joshua K. Tobias

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Mothers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Accessing Maternal Health Care : Exploring the Role of Community Health Workers and Continuing Professional Development in Rwanda:, Germaine Tuyisenge

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Adapting to Climate Change: The Case of Multi-level Governance and Municipal Adaptation Planning in Nova Scotia, Canada, Brennan A. Vogel

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Economic Development in the Contemporary Global Environment: The Role of Place Branding as a Tool of Local Economic Development in Ontario, Canada, Evan P. Cleave

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Determinants of Health Insurance Enrolment in Ghana's Upper West Region, Jenna Dixon

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A sensor view model to investigate the influence of tree crowns on effective urban thermal anisotropy, Daniel R. Dyce

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Examining Children's Perceptions and Use of Their Neighbourhood Built Environments: A Novel Participatory Mapping Approach, Stephen Fitzpatrick

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Determining the Association between the Structure of Stream Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities and Agricultural Best Management Practices, Roger Holmes

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Nitrate sources and lake response in high elevation lakes, Uinta Mountains, Utah, Beth J. Hundey

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Analytic Network Process (ANP) for Housing Quality Evaluation: A Case Study in Ghana, Lucia Kafui Hussey

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Reconstructing the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Daily Life in the 19th Century City: A Historical GIS Approach, Donald Lafreniere

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Land use interactions drive southwestern Ontario stream nutrient concentrations, Renee L. Lazor

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A Spatial Exploration of Institutional Investment in Canada for the Year 2010, Martin R. Lefebvre

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Agricultural Interventions as a Means to Improving Food Security: Experiences of HIV/AIDS-Affected Households in Northern Malawi, Faith N. Mambulu

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Examining the Influence of Environmental Opportunities and Exposures on Children's Sleep Duration, Leanne B. McIntosh

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Potential Effects of Changing Climate on the Physical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics of Alpine Lakes, Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA, Shirley Ngai

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Hungry Farmers: A Political Ecology of Agriculture and Food Security in Northern Ghana, Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong

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Environmental Health Effects of Multiple Exposures: Systemic Risks and the Detroit River International Crossing Study, Tor H. Oiamo