Recent Submissions

  • Local Tchebichef Moments for Texture Analysis 

    Mukundan, R. (Science Gate PublishingUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2014)
    Orthogonal moment functions based on Tchebichef polynomials have found several applications in the field of image analysis because of their superior feature representation capabilities. Local features represented by such ...
  • Amazon Forest and Savanna Lands: A guide to the climates, vegetation, landscapes and soils of central tropical South America 

    Cochrane, T.T.; Cochrane, T.A. (CreateSpaceUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
    This book provides an overview of the land resources of the Amazon in terms of the varying climates, landscapes, vegetation and soils found throughout this vast, often misunderstood region. It has been prepared for a broad ...
  • La Amazonia Tierras de Bosques y Sabanas: Una guia del clima, vegetacion, paisajes y suelos de Sudamerica tropical central (Spanish edition) 

    Cochrane, T.T.; Cochrane, T.A. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
    Este libro proporciona una visión general de los recursos de la tierra de la Amazonía en los diferentes climas, paisajes, vegetación y suelos de toda esta amplia, a menudo incomprendida región. Se ha preparado para una ...
  • Guía para la identificación de atributos para definir Bosques de Alto Valor de Conservación en Bolivia (A Guide for Identifying High Conservation Value Forests) 

    Rumiz, D.I.; Mostacedo, B.; Cochrane, T.A.; Rozo, B. (CFV (Certificación Forestal Voluntaria) and GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit)University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Natural Resources Engineering, 2004)
    National Interpretations of the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Toolkit provide a practical methodology to be used on a routine basis to identify High Conservation Value Forests. They also provide guidance on what ...
  • The state-of-art of underwater vehicles - Theories and applications 

    Wang, W.H.; Engelaar, R.C.; Chen, X.Q.; Chase, J.G. (I-Tech Education and PublishingUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2009)
    An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is an underwater system that contains its own power and is controlled by an onboard computer. Although many names are given to these vehicles, such as remotely operated vehicles ...
  • Cable-Climbing Robots for Power Line Inspection 

    Nayyerloo, M.; Chen, X.Q.; Wang, W.H.; Chase, G. (I-Tech Education and PublishingUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2009)
    Power transmission line inspection is of utmost importance for power companies towards having sustainable electricity supply to vast number of customers in major industries as well as households in a city. Inspection ...
  • Semantic Integration of Adaptive Educational Systems 

    Sosnovsky, S.; Brusilovsky, P.; Yudeslon, M.; Mitrovic, A.; Mathews, M.; Kumar, A. (SpringerUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2009)
    With the growth of adaptive educational systems available to students, integration of these systems is evolving from an interesting research problem into an important practical task. One of the challenges that needs to ...
  • Why Evidence Based Medicine May Be Bad for You and Your Patients 

    Shaw, G.M.; Chase, J.G. (Jaypee Medical PublishersUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering., 2007)
    Evidence based medicine (EBM) has inveigled itself into almost every aspect of medical practice in the last decade (or more) with promises of better delivery of health care and a more rational basis by which to deliver ...
  • Wetlands for removal of sulphate and metals from mine tailings water 

    O'Sullivan, A.D.; Finnegan, C.; Brady, E.; Murray, D.; Otte, M.L.; Schwitzguébel, J.P. (UOCHB AVCRUniversity of Canterbury. Civil Engineering., 2003)
    Natural and artificial vegetated wetlands have the unique ability to retain pollutants from water. Frequently, this ‘filtering’ property is exploited in water quality control, which is a more favourable and cost effective ...
  • The "shape" of phylogenies under simple random speciation models 

    Steel, M.; McKenzie, A. (SpringerUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2001)
    We describe some discrete structural properties of evolutionary trees generated under simple null models of speciation, such as the Yule model. These models have been used as priors in Bayesian approaches to phylogenetic ...
  • FluidStream 7.0 – System Theory and Design 

    Nokes, R. (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2007)
    System theory and design of FluidStream, a particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) system that processes digital images and produces two dimensional velocity fields.
  • FluidStream 7.0 – User’s Guide 

    Nokes, R. (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2007)
    User Guide for FluidStream, a particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) system that processes digital images and produces two dimensional velocity fields.
  • ImageStream 6.0 – System Theory and Design 

    Nokes, R. (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2007)
    System theory and design of ImageStream, an image processing program that supports a variety of image analysis algorithms. These algorithms are typically used for analyzing images captured with a laser induced fluorescence ...
  • ImageStream 6.0 – User’s Guide 

    Nokes, R. (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2007)
    User guide for ImageStream, an image processing program that supports a variety of image analysis algorithms. These algorithms are typically used for analyzing images captured with a laser induced fluorescence (LIF) system ...
  • Meshfree Methods 

    Huerta, A.; Belytschko, T.; Fernandez-Mendez, S.; Rabczuk, T. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering., 2004)
    Aim of the present chapter is to provide an in-depth presentation and survey of mesh-free particle methods. Several particle approximation are reviewed; the SPH method, corrected gradient methods and the Moving least squares ...
  • Using ecosystem processes in a constructed wetland to treat mine wastewater in Ireland 

    O'Sullivan, A.D.; Otte, M. L. (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering., 2007)
    The development and expansion of industrial and agricultural activities in the western world has led to a corresponding increase in the release of potentially toxic chemicals into the environment. Therefore, a balance ...
  • Computer Science Unplugged: An enrichment and extension programme for primary-aged children 

    Bell, T.; Witten, I.H.; Fellows, M.; Adams, R.; McKenzie, J. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering., 2005)
    Computers are everywhere. We all need to learn how to use them, and many of us use them every day. But how do they work? How do they think? And how can people make them go faster and better? Computer Science is a fascinating ...
  • Agua, Gas y Agroindustria: Gestión Sostenible de Agua para Riego Agrícola en Santa Cruz, Bolivia 

    Cochrane, T.A.; Rosales, O.; Killeen, T.J. (Conservation International, 2007)
    The published book “Agua, Gas y Agroindustria: Gestión Sostenible de Agua para Riego Agrícola en Santa Cruz, Bolivia” or Water, Gas and Agro Industry. Sustainable use of water for agricultural irrigation in Santa Cruz, ...