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    • Sunbird pollination and the fate of strong contributors to a mutualistic network in a West African Montane Forest 

      Nsor, Charles Ayuk (University of Canterbury, 2014)
      The survival of most species depends on their network of mutualistic partnerships with other species. Network structure - the pattern and arrangement of species in a given interaction, can reveal predictable outcomes on ...
    • Super p-branes 

      Achúcarro, A.; Evans, J.M.; Townsend, P.K.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 1987)
      It is shown that the extension of the spacetime supersymmetric Green- Schwarz covariant superstring action to p-dimensional extended objects (p-branes) is possible if and only if the on-shell p-dimensional bose and ...
    • Super-imposing maxillary and palatal locations for electroarticulometry: A SIMPLE method 

      Chen, W.; Chang, Y.; Best, C.T.; Derrick, D. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2015)
      This study proposes a method of superimposing a physical palatal profile, extracted from a speaker’s maxillary impression, onto real-time mid-sagittal articulatory data. A palatal/dental profile is first obtained by ...
    • A Super-Jupiter Orbiting a Late-type Star: A Refined Analysis of Microlensing Event OGLE-2012-BLG-0406 

      Tsapras, Y.; Choi, J-Y.; Street, R.A.; Han, C.; Bozza, V.; Gould, A.; Dominik, M.; Beaulieu, J-P.; Udalski, A.; Jørgensen, U.G.; Sumi, T.; Bramich, D.M.; Browne, P.; Horne, K.; Hundertmark, M.; Ipatov, S.; Kains, N.; Snodgrass, C.; Steele, I.A.; Alsubai, K.A.; Andersen, J.M.; Calchi Novati, S.; Damerdji, Y.; Diehl, C.; Elyiv, A.; Giannini, E.; Hardis, S.; Harpsøe, K.; Hinse, T.C.; Juncher, D.; Kerins, E.; Korhonen, H.; Liebig, C.; Mancini, L.; Mathiasen, M.; Penny, M.T.; Rabus, M.; Rahvar, S.; Scarpetta, G.; Skottfelt, J.; Southworth, J.; Surdej, J.; Tregloan-Reed, J.; Vilela, C.; Wambsganss, J.; Skowron, J.; Poleski, R.; Kozlowski, S.; Wyrzykowski, L.; Szymanski, M.K.; Kubiak, M.; Pietrukowicz, P.; Pietrzynski, G.; Soszynski, I.; Ulaczyk, K.; Albrow, M.D.; Bachelet, E.; Barry, R.; Batista, V.; Bhattacharya, A.; Brillant, S.; Caldwell, J.A.R.; Cassan, A.; Cole, A.; Corrales, E.; Coutures, Ch.; Dieters, S.; Dominis Prester, D.; Donatowicz, J.; Fouqué, P.; Greenhill, J.; Kane, S.R.; Kubas, D.; Marquette, J-B.; Menzies, J.; Père, C.; Pollard, K.R.; Zub, M.; Christie, G.; DePoy, D.L.; Dong, S.; Drummond, J.; Gaudi, B.S.; Henderson, C. B.; Hwang, K.H.; Jung, Y.K.; Kavka, A.; Koo, J-R.; Lee, C-U.; Maoz, D.; Monard, L.A.G.; Natusch, T.; Ngan, H.; Park, H.; Pogge, R.W.; Porritt, I.; Shin, I-G.; Shvartzvald, Y.; Tan, T.G.; Yee, J.C.; Abe, F.; Bennett, D.P.; Bond, I.A.; Botzler, C.S.; Freeman, M.; Fukui, A.; Fukunaga, D.; Itow, Y.; Koshimoto, N.; Ling, C.H.; Masuda, K.; Matsubara, Y.; Muraki, Y.; Namba, S.; Ohnishi, K.; Rattenbury, N.J.; Saito, To.; Sullivan, D.J.; Sweatman, W.L.; Suzuki, D.; Tristram, P.J.; Tsurumi, N.; Wada, K.; Yamai, N.; Yock, P.C.M.; Yonehara, A. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2014)
      We present a detailed analysis of survey and follow-up observations of microlensing event OGLE-2012-BLG- 0406 based on data obtained from 10 different observatories. Intensive coverage of the light curve, especially the ...
    • Superconductive Effects in Thin Cluster Films 

      Grigg, John Antony Hugh (University of Canterbury. Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2012)
      In this thesis, the superconductive and superresistive properties of thin percolating films of lead nanoclusters are presented. The samples were created by depositing clusters from an inert gas aggregation cluster source ...
    • Superconductivity in nanocluster films. 

      Nande, Amol V. (University of Canterbury, 2015)
      Superconductivity in a bulk material is generally characterizing by a sharp drop in the resistance of the sample as a result of formation of a quantum condensate of paired electrons when the temperature is reduced below ...
    • Supernova tests of the timescape cosmology 

      Smale, P.R.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2011)
      The timescape cosmology has been proposed as a viable alternative to homogeneous cosmologies with dark energy. It realises cosmic acceleration as an apparent effect that arises in calibrating average cosmological parameters ...
    • Supernova tests of the timescape cosmology 

      Smale, P.R.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2011)
      The timescape cosmology has been proposed as a viable alternative to homogeneous cosmologies with dark energy. It realises cosmic acceleration as an apparent effect that arises in calibrating average cosmological parameters ...
    • Supersymmetric Dark Matter in IceCube 

      Silverwood, Hamish George Miles (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2012)
      The Minimally Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) provides us with a WIMP dark matter candidate particle, the neutralino. Neutralinos from the dark matter halo can potentially become captured by the sun and concentrated ...
    • Supervision and student placements for clinical psychology 

      Meyer, Marie Ellen (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 1992)
      There is little research in New Zealand concerning clinical psychology training in general, and in particular the factors that influence effective supervision for students in training as clinical psychologists. This thesis ...
    • Supplementation of blackcurrant anthocyanins increased cyclic glycine-proline in the cerebrospinal fluid of Parkinson patients: Potential treatment to improve insulin-like growth factor-1 function 

      Fan D; Alamri Y; Liu K; Harris P; Brimble M; Dalrymple-Alford J; Prickett T; Menzies O; Laurenson A; Anderson T; Guan J; MacAskill M (2018)
      © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Background: Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) function is impaired in Parkinson disease. Cyclic glycine-proline (cGP), a metabolite of IGF-1, is neuroprotective ...
    • Suppressing Discretization Error in Langevin Simulations of (2+1)-dimensional Field Theories 

      Wojtas, David Heinrich (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2006)
      Lattice simulations are a popular tool for studying the non-perturbative physics of nonlinear field theories. To perform accurate lattice simulations, a careful account of the discretization error is necessary. Spatial ...
    • Supramolecular assemblies based on pyridylhydrazone and imidazolylimine Schiff base ligands. 

      Wilson, Benjamin Henry Cropp (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Functional materials, in particular those that display spin crossover (SCO), single molecule magnetism (SMM) and porosity are of increasing interest due to their potential application in spintronic devices and gas storage ...
    • Surface mass balance of the Ross Ice Shelf from stable water isotopes, ground penetrating radar, and back trajectory analyses 

      Arnold, Marcus (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      Precipitation in Antarctica, described by the surface mass balance (SMB), is the largest positive constituent of ice sheet mass balance, thus plays a key role in the Antarctic, hence global climate. Due to spatial and ...
    • Surface meteorology and tropospheric cloud near Ross Island in Antarctica. 

      Jolly, Ben (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      This thesis presents a series of studies into cloud and surface weather conditions present near Ross Island in Antarctica to investigate local-scale meteorology in the area and explore connections with larger scale ...
    • Surface modification of metal oxide materials with aryldiazonium ions. 

      Bell, Kalib (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      This thesis describes the development of methods to modify metal oxide surfaces with aryldiazonium ions and the characterisation of the effect of modification on the properties of these materials. SU-8 2005 photoresist ...
    • Surface rupture displacement on the Greendale Fault during the Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake, New Zealand, and its impact on man-madestructures. 

      Van Dissen, R.; Barrell, D.; Litchfield, N.; Villamor, P.; Quigley, M.; King, A.; Furlong, K.; Begg, J.; Townsend, D.; Mackenzie, H.; Stahl, T.; Noble, D.; Duffy, B.; Bilderback, E.; Claridge, J.; Klahn, A.; Jongens, R.; Cox, S.; Langridge, R.; Ries, W.; Dhakal, R.; Smith, A.; Horblow, S.; Nicol, R.; Pedley, K.; Henham, H.; Hunter, R.; Zajac, A.; Mote, T. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2011)
      Surface rupture of the previously unrecognised Greendale Fault extended west-east for ~30 km across alluvial plains west of Christchurch, New Zealand, during the Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake of September 2010. ...
    • Surface rupture hazard zonation: best practice for New Zealand? 

      Hale DD; Fenton CH; Khajavi N (2017)
      Engineered structures crossing active faults are vulnerable to damage during surface faulting earthquakes (e.g. Darfield 2010; Kaikoura 2016). The design and location of mitigation measures to counteract fault rupture ...
    • Surface rupture morphology and paleoseismology of the western Hope Fault and characteristics of seismically displaced boulders in the Port Hills, South Island, New Zealand. 

      Khajavi, Narges (University of Canterbury, 2015)
      Documenting earthquake-induced ground deformation is significant to assess the characteristics of past and contemporary earthquakes and provide insight into seismic hazard. This study uses airborne light detection and ...
    • Surface-plasmon-enhanced light transmission through planar metallic films 

      Lin, L.; Reeves, R.J.; Blaikie, R.J. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy.University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering., 2006)
      We show experimental results for the optical transmission of planar metallic films closely coupled to periodic subwavelength structures; exceptionally high transmission levels (up to 39%) are measured for these otherwise-opaque ...