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 2021

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An Investigation of Epiphytic Diatom Substrate Specificity and Its Use in Paleolimnology, David Rawn Zilkey

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Transit Network Design using GIS and Metaheuristics in Sanandaj, IRAN, Armin Ahmadi

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HIV vulnerability and resilience among heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black men in London Ontario, Canada, Roger Antabe

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The Experiential Learning Connections between University and Community: Recent Ontario Experience, Emmanuel Asafo-Adjei

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(In)visible Lives: Exploring Lesbian Migrant Spaces of Belonging in South Africa, Kayla Baumgartner

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Amount and Sources of Population Variability in the Metabolome of a Crayfish Species, Cora Bilhorn

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Examining Geographic and Social Barriers to HIV Treatment Adherence in Kampala, Uganda, Gabrielle Bruser

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Examining the environmental influences on physical activity among children in rural Northern Ontario, Brenton L G Button

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Airborne Observations of Thermal Anisotropy from Urban Residential Neighbourhoods in Salt Lake City, Utah, Samantha J. Claessens

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Energy Access and Extreme Heat Events: A case study of seniors in Ottawa, Ontario, Samantha N. Doris

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Reconstructing carbon dynamics of alpine and temperate zone lakes using stable isotopic analysis, Rebecca M. Doyle

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Ground warming leads to changes in carbon cycling in northern fen peatlands: implications for carbon storage, Ericka James

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Examining the Impact of Participatory Agroecology on Social Capital, Sustainable Land Management and Nutrition in Smallholder Farming Communities in Malawi, Moses Mosonsieyiri Kansanga

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Immigrant’s Personal Network in the Integration Process: a case study of Ghanaian immigrants’ in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, Emmanuel Kojo Kyeremeh

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Understanding the Support for Municipal Green Bin Programs, Oluwatomilola Ladele

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Intra-field Canopy Nitrogen Retrieval from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Imagery for Wheat and Corn Crops in Ontario, Canada, Hwang Lee

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Examination of Institutional Investment in the United States of America from 1999 to 2018, Martin R. Lefebvre

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A novel spatio-temporal examination of children's accessibility, exposure, and engagement to parks and recreation spaces in Middlesex-London, Ontario, Malcolm K. Little

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Equity Considerations in Active School Travel Interventions, Alina Medeiros

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A Walkthrough of the Canadian Video Game Industry: An Economic Geography Perspective on the Digital Entertainment Frontier, Grant L. Morin

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Investigating Children's Experiences and Participation in a Free Community-Based Physical Activity Program: The Grade 5 ACT-i-Pass, Emma E. Ostermeier

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Condition and function of Red River Valley streams receiving nutrients from human activities in Manitoba, Canada, Kristin J. Painter

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Spatial and temporal variation of nutrients in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin: Implications for primary production in stream ecosystems, Nolan Pearce

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Can Community Gardens Improve Food Banks and Food Centers? Lessons from two Southwestern Ontario cases, Sydney Phillips

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Experiencing rural household food insecurity: A broad examination and regional example, Angela Piaskoski

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The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle based photogrammetric point cloud data for winter wheat intra-field variable retrieval and yield estimation in Southwestern Ontario, Yang Song

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Treasure Amongst the Ruins: The Policy and Practices of Adaptive Reuse of Urban Industrial Buildings in Ontario, Marcello Vecchio

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Signs with a Side of Fries: The influence of outdoor advertising on retail food outlet purchases by adolescents, Alexander Wray

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Pregnancy in Peril: The impact of conflict on antenatal care and skilled birth attendant utilization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi, Bianca R. Ziegler

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Coastal Tanzania, Kilian Nasung Atuoye

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Timely Access to Maternal, Neonatal and Child Healthcare for rural communities in Rwanda: The Role of Community Health Workers, Jean Bosco Bigirimana

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Development and Application of a Teen-Informed Tool for Measuring the Power of Food-Related Advertisements in Canadian Environments, Drew Bowman

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The Politics of Where: The Federal Government and Canada's Urbanization, 1867-2017, Charles D. Crenna

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Early warning of global change effects on catchment nutrient exports, Haibin Dong

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Social and municipal influences on electric vehicle purchases, Jordan M. Fuller

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HIV vulnerabilities among heterosexual African, Caribbean and other Black men in London, Ontario, Irenius Konkor

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Response of Stream Biofilm Function to Pulsed Increases in Velocity and Nutrients: An Artificial Stream Study, Chris Lucas

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Bed particle displacement in a wandering gravel-bed river, Ryan McQueen

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Vegetation and Tree Species Classification Using Multidate and High-resolution Satellite Imagery and Lidar Data, Matthew Roffey

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Empirical Analysis of Urban Sprawl in Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas using Satellite Imagery, 1986-2016, Xiaoxuan Sun

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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The Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada: Two Multilevel Case Studies, Daniel J. Bednar

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Internationalization of Higher Education within Canada’s Migration Management Framework: Supply Side of International Student Migration, Alexandra Bozheva

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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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Causes and consequences of soil carbon mobilization and lake brownification in northern forested landscapes, Óscar Esbrí Senar

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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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Examining Climate Change-Health Nexus in Ghana, Lucia Kafui Hussey

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

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Patterns and Drivers of Stream Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community Taxonomy and Function in Agroecosystems, Edward M. Krynak

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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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Developing and Testing a Novel Intervention to Reduce Household Food Waste, Paul van der Werf

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The Differentiation of Smallholder Farming and Household Food Responsibilities in Northern Ghana, Siera Vercillo

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Development of exploratory data analysis methods for chemical, spatial and temporal analysis of surface water quality data: the Ontario Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network, Shuyang Wang

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The uphill battle of environmental technologies: Analysis of local discourses on the acceptance and resistance of Green Bin programs, Carrie Warring

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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