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Geographical variation in life history response to stress in the Freshwater Snail, Lymnaea stagnalis (2013)
Thesis
Reid, I. G. Geographical variation in life history response to stress in the Freshwater Snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6326

Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both biotic and abiotic. Environmental calcium availability has been shown to affect freshwater gastropod life histories due to its fundamental requirement... Read More about Geographical variation in life history response to stress in the Freshwater Snail, Lymnaea stagnalis.

Impacts of tree harvesting on the carbon balance and functioning in mangrove forests. (2013)
Thesis
Lang'at, J. K. S. Impacts of tree harvesting on the carbon balance and functioning in mangrove forests. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6049

Mangrove forests are considered one of the most efficient natural carbon sinks and their preservation is thus important in climate change mitigation. However, they are declining at higher rates than terrestrial forests, due to human activities; with... Read More about Impacts of tree harvesting on the carbon balance and functioning in mangrove forests..

An Investigation into changes in the phytoplankton community in Loch Creran, a Scottish sea loch (2012)
Thesis
Whyte, C. T. An Investigation into changes in the phytoplankton community in Loch Creran, a Scottish sea loch. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5696

Short term and irregular sampling in Loch Creran over recent decades suggested that changes may be occurring in the phytoplankton community in the loch. This study sought to confirm this suggestion. After instigating a regular sampling regime during... Read More about An Investigation into changes in the phytoplankton community in Loch Creran, a Scottish sea loch.

User-Centric Biometrics: Authentication in a Self-Service Environment (2012)
Thesis
Riley, C. W. User-Centric Biometrics: Authentication in a Self-Service Environment. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4914

Biometric authentication is the process of establishing an individual's identity based on measurable characteristics of their anatomy, physiology or behavior. Biometrics do not share many of the limitations of traditional authentication mechanisms, a... Read More about User-Centric Biometrics: Authentication in a Self-Service Environment.

The impact of exercise, adiposity and persistent viral infection on blood T-Cell phenotype and function (2012)
Thesis
Spielmann, G. The impact of exercise, adiposity and persistent viral infection on blood T-Cell phenotype and function. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5682

Human ageing is associated with a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, commonly referred as immunosenescence. This is characterized by the shrinkage of the naïve T-cell repertoire and a concomitant accumulation of highly differen... Read More about The impact of exercise, adiposity and persistent viral infection on blood T-Cell phenotype and function.

The ecotoxicology of nanoparticles in Daphnia magna (2010)
Thesis
Rosenkranz, P. The ecotoxicology of nanoparticles in Daphnia magna. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3808

Manufactured nanoparticles are increasingly being used in the production of consumer products and appliances. A release in the environment, either intended through remediation or unintended through a spill at production sites, through wastewater or p... Read More about The ecotoxicology of nanoparticles in Daphnia magna.

The development of an assimilative capacity model for the sustainable management of nutrients within the Ria Formosa in southern Portugal (2010)
Thesis
Brito, A. C. The development of an assimilative capacity model for the sustainable management of nutrients within the Ria Formosa in southern Portugal. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3604

Mathematical modelling approaches have been widely used to evaluate the capacity of an ecosystem to assimilate anthropogenic wastes. This is essential to develop sustainable management strategies and for the prevention of eutrophication. This project... Read More about The development of an assimilative capacity model for the sustainable management of nutrients within the Ria Formosa in southern Portugal.

Studying the Assimilative Capacity of Loch Creran (2009)
Thesis
Laurent, C. D. C. Studying the Assimilative Capacity of Loch Creran. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052699

Semi-enclosed coastal systems are of great importance both environmentally and economically. ln recent years, increased anthropogenic activities in these areas brought the need for integrated, ecosystem-scale management. This study proposes to estim... Read More about Studying the Assimilative Capacity of Loch Creran.

Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation by nippostrongylus brasiliensis larvae and excretory-secretory products (es) (2009)
Thesis
Zhao, M. Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation by nippostrongylus brasiliensis larvae and excretory-secretory products (es). (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2549

Nippostrongylus brasiliensis is a rodent intestinal nematode with an important pulmonary migrating stage. Previous studies have observed a lack of TNF-? production and minimal recruitment of neutrophils, which led us to the belief that anti-inflammat... Read More about Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation by nippostrongylus brasiliensis larvae and excretory-secretory products (es).

Starvation/stationary phase survival of Rhodococcus erythropolis SQ1: a physiological and genetic analysis (2008)
Thesis
Fanget, N. V. J. Starvation/stationary phase survival of Rhodococcus erythropolis SQ1: a physiological and genetic analysis. (Thesis). Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2432

Although the starvation or non-growth state is probably the most common physiological state of bacteria, it has been studied in relatively few organisms. In spite of its importance in pathogenesis, bioremediation and several industrial processes, lim... Read More about Starvation/stationary phase survival of Rhodococcus erythropolis SQ1: a physiological and genetic analysis.

Investigating the frequency of senescent T lymphocytes with ageing, exercise and obesity (2008)
Thesis
Cosgrove, C. Investigating the frequency of senescent T lymphocytes with ageing, exercise and obesity. (Thesis). Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2491

Cellular senescence is a state of permanent cell cycle arrest in which a cell is unable to further divide in response to normal growth stimuli. Telomere shortening, believed to be a mechanism of cellular senescence, is a result of numerous rounds of... Read More about Investigating the frequency of senescent T lymphocytes with ageing, exercise and obesity.

Plaice(Pleuronectes platessa L.) nursery habitat on the Forth estuary and the Firth of Forth (2007)
Thesis
Augley, J. J. Plaice(Pleuronectes platessa L.) nursery habitat on the Forth estuary and the Firth of Forth. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6082

The nursery function of the Forth estuary and Firth of Forth for juvenile plaice was investigated using several methods. Growth rates of juvenile plaice in the estuary were compared with growth rates of juvenile plaice in the Firth of Forth. Growth w... Read More about Plaice(Pleuronectes platessa L.) nursery habitat on the Forth estuary and the Firth of Forth.

The effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on microbes decomposing the emerging macrophyte Scirpus lacustris in prairie aquatic systems. (2003)
Thesis
Verma, B. The effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on microbes decomposing the emerging macrophyte Scirpus lacustris in prairie aquatic systems. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7312

Emergent macrophytes, like Scilpus lacustris, are the foundation of the very high biological productivities of wetlands in the Northern Prairies of North America. Fungi and bacteria are the primary organisms that sequester carbon and nutrients from... Read More about The effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on microbes decomposing the emerging macrophyte Scirpus lacustris in prairie aquatic systems..

An Investigation into the effects of reproductive endocrine disrupters on the sexual behaviour and morphology of male Mosquitofish, Gambusia sp. (2003)
Thesis
Gray, L. F. An Investigation into the effects of reproductive endocrine disrupters on the sexual behaviour and morphology of male Mosquitofish, Gambusia sp. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9467

It has recently been acknowledged that effluents from sewage treatment plants (STPs) are one potential source of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). This diverse group of chemicals can include environmental oestrogens or exoestrogens, substances... Read More about An Investigation into the effects of reproductive endocrine disrupters on the sexual behaviour and morphology of male Mosquitofish, Gambusia sp..

Palynological contribution to aerobiological studies in South-East Scotland. (2002)
Thesis
Caulton, E. Palynological contribution to aerobiological studies in South-East Scotland. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6914

Airborne pollens and, more recently, spores, which occur in the rooftop airstream over Edinburgh have been monitored and the data analysed, since 1988. The thesis describes the developing organisation, methodologies and resources which underpin th... Read More about Palynological contribution to aerobiological studies in South-East Scotland..

Visualising multiple overlapping classification hierarchies. (2001)
Thesis
Graham, M. Visualising multiple overlapping classification hierarchies. (Thesis). Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2430

The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or overlapping data sets existing in parallel with each other. These data sets are difficult for people to handle a... Read More about Visualising multiple overlapping classification hierarchies..

Life history and population structure of the exploited mangrove crab Ucides cordatus cordatus (Decapoda: Brachyura) in the Caete Estuary, North Brazil. (2000)
Thesis
Diele, K. (2000). Life history and population structure of the exploited mangrove crab Ucides cordatus cordatus (Decapoda: Brachyura) in the Caete Estuary, North Brazil. (Thesis). Universit├Ąt Bremen. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6575

The semiterrestrial crab U. cordatus is one of the most heavily exploited resources of Bra-zilian mangrove forests. The growing interest in protecting and managing U. cordatus populations increases the need for research on socioeconomical and biologi... Read More about Life history and population structure of the exploited mangrove crab Ucides cordatus cordatus (Decapoda: Brachyura) in the Caete Estuary, North Brazil..

An investigation into the processes responsible for the generation of the spatial pattern of the spionid polychaete pygospio elegans claparede (1999)
Thesis
Bolam, S. G. An investigation into the processes responsible for the generation of the spatial pattern of the spionid polychaete pygospio elegans claparede. (Thesis). Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2812

The spionid polychaete Pygospio elegans Claparede (1863) is a small, tube-building opportunist. On the intertidal sandflat Drum Sands, Firth of Forth, Scotland, this species is numerically dominant and forms areas of increased density or 'patches'.... Read More about An investigation into the processes responsible for the generation of the spatial pattern of the spionid polychaete pygospio elegans claparede.