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A pollution offset system for trading non-point source water pollution permits
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Management, 2010)
Water pollution from non‐point sources is a global environmental concern. Economists propose tradable permit systems as a solution, but they are difficult to implement due to the nature of non‐point sources. We present ...
The characteristics of Ishikawa endometrial cancer cells are modified by substrate topography with cell-like features and the polymer surface
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)
Conventional in vitro culture studies on flat surfaces do not reproduce tissue environments, which have inherent topographical mechanical signals. To understand the impact of these mechanical signals better, we use a cell ...
Habitat Modeling of Alien Plant Species at Varying Levels of Occupancy
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2012)
Distribution models of invasive plants are very useful tools for conservation management. There are challenges in modeling expanding populations, especially in a dynamic environment, and when data are limited. In this ...
Independent cohort cross-validation of the real-time DISTq estimation of insulin sensitivity
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2011)
Insulin sensitivity (SI) is useful in the diagnosis, screening and treatment of diabetes. However, most current tests cannot provide an accurate, immediate or real-time estimate. The DISTq method does not require insulin ...
Daily Evolution of Insulin Sensitivity Variability with Respect to Diagnosis in the Critically Ill
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2013)
This study examines the likelihood and evolution of overall and hypoglycemia-inducing variability of insulin sensitivity in ICU patients based on diagnosis and day of stay.
Grouped Multilevel Space-Time Trellis Codes
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010)
Space-time trellis codes (STTCs) generally provide coding and diversity gains, but only transmit one data symbol per time slot. Using higher order modulations incurs high decoding complexity and lengthy code searches. ...
Retransmission Strategies for Cyclic Polling over Wireless Channels in the Presence of Interference
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2010)
In this paper we consider retransmission strategies for centralized cyclic polling-based systems over wireless channels subject to external interference. The considered strategies differ in the time when retransmissions ...
Modelling future changes of habitat and fauna in the Tonle Sap wetland of the Mekong
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
The Tonle Sap is the largest wetland in Southeast Asia and the heart of the largest inland fishery in the world. Its unique flood pulse system and annual flow reversal is a hotspot for biodiversity and productivity, ...
Timescape cosmology with radiation fluid
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2013)
The timescape cosmology represents a potentially viable alternative to the standard homogeneous cosmology, without the need for dark energy. Although average cosmic evolution in the timescape scenario only differs ...
Seismic performance of an unreinforced masonry building: An experimental investigation
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation carried out to investigate the seismic performance of a two storey brick masonry house with one room in each floor. A half-scale building constructed using ...