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    • The W Ursae Majoris systems : interpretation of light curves and line profiles 

      Mochnacki, S. W. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 1971)
      A method for the computer synthesis of theoretical light curves and like profiles for close binary stars in general has been developed and applied to the W Ursae Majoris stars. The geometry has been calculated using the ...
    • The Wanganui-Wilberg rock avalanche: deposit, dynamics and dating 

      Chevalier, Guillaume (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2008)
      The Wanganui-Wilberg landslide lies between Hokitika and Franz Josef townships, at the entrance of Harihari, on the true left bank of the Wanganui River, by State Highway 6. This apparently co-seismic landslide belongs to ...
    • Wastewater treatment plants as a source of microplastics to the environment. 

      Ruffell, Helena Charlotte (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Microplastics are ubiquitous in the environment, due to the intensification in global commercial demand for plastics since the 1960s. The detection of microplastics in remote locations and in a range of aquatic organisms ...
    • Water policy and governance in Guyana, “the land of many waters” 

      Baptiste, Onika M. (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Effective water policies and good governance strategies are essential for sustainable development. Successful management of fresh water resources also requires the integration of the different sectors that use this ...
    • A water quality study of Barkers Creek, South Canterbury. 

      Graham, H. J. (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Diffuse nitrogen and phosphorus pollution from farming practices is a water resource management issue throughout New Zealand. Efficient management of diffuse pollutants requires a conceptual understanding of the relationship ...
    • Water resource use : a matter of perspective : a case study of the Kaituna River claim, Waitangi Tribunal. 

      Fraser, Timothy William (University of Canterbury, 1988)
      The thesis investigates how a Pakeha cultural perspective came to dominate water resource use and management to the exclusion of Maori spiritual and cultural values. This thesis examines through a case study of the Kaituna ...
    • The water resources of the Waipara catchment and their management 

      Lloyd, Ian (University of Canterbury. Environmental Science, 2002)
      The Waipara catchment, North Canterbury, New Zealand is currently experiencing rapid intensification in land use from pastoral farming to viticultural, horticultural and lifestyle activities. This intensification has lead ...
    • The water soluble carbohydrates of Pinus radiata : identification and quantitation 

      Paterson, A. J. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 1975)
      A wide range of techniques have been used in the analysis of carbohydrates from plant sources. Many of these techniques are fraught with difficulties and are not at all suitable for routine analytical procedures. A joint ...
    • Waterfowl management in North Canterbury, New Zealand 

      Meis, Teresa J. (University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1988)
      The basic goal of this thesis is to contribute to the knowledge of aspects of the waterfowl resource in North Canterbury, New Zealand for the purpose of improving its management. Every year in North Canterbury, seven species ...
    • Wave processes and beach responses on a coarse gravel delta 

      Stephen, W. J. M. (University of Canterbury. Geography, 1974)
      The coastal environment around the Hapuku Delta is represented as a process-response model. Field data, collected over a period of one year, are expressed in the form of nine wave processes and six beach responses. These ...
    • Waves in the middle atmosphere 

      Burns, A. G. (University of Canterbury. Physics, 1985)
      Studies were made of the dynamics of the atmosphere at heights of between 65 km and 102.5 km at Birdlings Flat over a period of 2½ years. Variance profiles for internal gravity waves were calculated for each month in the ...
    • Well-Being in its Natural Habitat: Orientations to Happiness and the Experience of Everyday Activities 

      Grimm, Carsten (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2013)
      Peterson, Park, and Seligman (2005) have proposed that individuals seek to increase their well-being through three behavioural orientations; via pleasure, meaning, and engagement. The current study investigated how ...
    • Weta affairs : an investigation into the population structure and possible hybridisation of two tree weta species (hemideina) in Canterbury. 

      van Heugten, Rachel (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2015)
      Recently, hybridisation has been increasingly recognised as contributing to the extinction of species; with the risk especially high for rare species hybridising with more common species. Such risks have raised concerns ...
    • Wetland policy : the need for change. 

      Keller, Jeanine (University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1988)
      In 1986 a New Zealand Wetlands Management Policy was ratified by the New Zealand Government. The need for such a Policy, arose from two factors. Firstly, the extent and quality of wetlands in New Zealand had diminished, ...
    • What Affects Student Achievement 

      Wall, Gabrielle Julya Howard (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2010)
      This study aimed to identify student-level variables that influence academic outcomes, and to determine the extent of their influence. In Study 1, final year secondary students (N = 654) completed a questionnaire gathering ...
    • What are the enablers of meaningful youth engagement in urban planning processes in Christchurch? 

      Stringer, Kaitlyn (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      An issue facing city builders that is no longer conceptual, but rather, procedural is how to engage youth meaningfully in urban planning processes. This has been expressed anecdotally by youth who participate in civic ...
    • What Factors Influence the Success of Senecio (Asteraceae) in Canterbury, New Zealand? A Phylogenetic and Ecological Study. 

      Memory, Andrew Edmund (University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2012)
      Abstract Senecio is one of the largest genera in the Asteraceae family with 28 Senecio species in New Zealand and over 1200 species worldwide. Native Senecio in the Canterbury region are typically naturally uncommon and ...
    • What prevents hybridisation in Celmisia? 

      Gosden, Jane Louise (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2012)
      Hybrids are common, being found in about 25% of all plant species, but the isolating barriers which preserve species integrity are poorly studied. I investigated this question in the large New Zealand genus Celmisia Cass. ...
    • What's in a map? communicating natural hazard forecasts. 

      Baird, Nathanael Lloyd (University of Canterbury. Geology, 2014)
      The number of people suffering from natural disasters, and the economic impact of those disasters, continue to increase as the years go by. Better preparation and risk management strategies can help lessen the impacts of ...
    • What, how and why : reconceptualising science education. 

      Longbottom, John E (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2000)
      This thesis proposes a reconceptualisation of science education. Compulsory science education should be seen in the broad context of general education, and science education should share the social goal of enhancing ...