This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Comparative study of factors influencing seed germination and seedling longevity in Cuscuta (dodder, Convolvulaceae), Behrang Behdarvandi

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A Structure-Function Analysis of the Arabidopsis Chloroplast Import Protein atTic20, James H. Campbell

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Diversity and Evolution of the Multicellular Protuberances in Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae) and the Function of the Stomatiferous Protuberances in Cuscuta subgenus Grammica, Courtney J. Clayson

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THE EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS, OPERATORS, AND THEIR TARGET GENES ACROSS PROKARYOTES, Marc del Grande

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Musical chairs in a boreal peatland: how permafrost thaw reverses successional processes, Mélissa M. Fafard

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Microbial community characterization and pathogen profiling of land-based aquaculture systems using culture-based and molecular-based fingerprinting techniques, Nicole S. Kteily

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Distribution and Elimination of 3-Trifluoromethyl-4-Nitrophenol (TFM) by Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and Non-target, Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), Michael W. Le Clair

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The role of body size on the outcome of mating interactions in Drosophila melanogaster, Adam C. Lounsbury

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Genome Jigsaw: Implications of 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Fragment Position for Bacterial Species Identification, Jennifer Mitchell

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ZOMBIES IN BACTERIAL GENOMES: IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF PREVIOUSLY VIRULENT PHAGE, Scott Mitchell

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Comparative Analysis of Selected Model Species used in Intervertebral Disc Research, Lauren A. Monaco

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Investigating the Persistence and "Naturalization" Potential of Salmonella in Non-host Environments using Culture-based and Molecular-Based Fingerprinting Techniques, Robyn L. Morrison

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Effects of Salinity and Dissolved Organic Matter on Cu Toxicity to Americamysis bahia in Estuarine Environments, Rabia Nasir

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Nesting Ecology of White-throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) : The Effects of Variation in Clutch-initiation Date and the Application of Prescribed Fire on Nesting Success, Melissa Olmstead

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The innate antiviral effects of extracellular viral dsRNA in rainbow trout cells, Sarah J. Poynter

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The establishment of a fibroblastic cell line from yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and its potential applications in toxicology, Katelin W. Spiteri

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Causes and consequences of female mate choice in Drosophila melanogaster: A hemiclonal analysis, Hannah ME Tennant

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The influence of calcium and dissolved organic matter on the acute and chronic toxicity of nickel to Hyalella azteca, Katherine Chan

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DOES ECOSYSTEM DISTURBANCE ALTER THE CAPACITY OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF COPPER TO HYALELLA AZTECA?, Kelly Livingstone

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Mechanisms of Nitrogenous Waste Excretion During the Complex Life Cycle of the Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), James M. Neal Mr.

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AN INVESTIGATION OF ALTERNATIVE OXIDASE PRESENCE, EXPRESSION, AND REGULATION IN THE MOSS PHYSCOMITRELLA PATENS, Karina I. Neimanis

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Morphology, Structure, Function and Evolution of Infrastaminal Scales in Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae), Stephanie Riviere

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TOC COMPLEX FORMATION: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERACTIONS GOVERNING TOC COMPLEX COMPOSITION AND ASSEMBLY, Steven R. Siman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The effects of 17α-ethynylestradiol (EE2) on gonadal development and differentiation in the estuarine killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, Ibrahim Chehade

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The Effect of Cadmium Exposure on Repeat Swimming Performance and Recovery in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis), Jessie L. Cunningham

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Effects of 17α-Ethinylestradiol (EE2) on Reproductive Endocrine Status in Mummichog (Fundulus Heteroclitus) Under Differing Salinity and Temperature Conditions, Esteban Gillio Meina

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In vitro Study of the Microsporidian Parasite Loma morhua, Using Cod-derived Cells and Novel Culture Techniques, Michael J. MacLeod

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The Chronic Toxicity of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles to the Freshwater Amphipod Hyalella azteca, Gurkirpal S. Malhi

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Studies on Waterborne Cadmium Exposure to Lymnaea stagnalis in Varying Water Qualities and the Development of a Novel Tissue Residue Approach, Nish M. Pais

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Physiological & Cellular Mechanisms of Ammonia Tolerance in the Goldfish (Carassius auratus), Sanya Sidhu

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Toward a functional characterization of the Acidic-domain of the chloroplast protein import receptor Toc159, Joseph K. Weston

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The role of the acidic domain of the Toc159 protein import receptor family in Toc complex assembly in Arabidopsis thaliana, Yi Chen

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Effects of 3-Trifluoromethyl-4-Nitrophenol (TFM) on Energy Stores and Gill Function in Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Matthew Henry

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Cd-Induced Responses in Plasma Ionic Regulation and Oxidative Stress in Rainbow Trout (O. mykiss) or Lake Whitefish (C. clupeaformis) During Chronic Waterborne Exposure, Amanda Mancini

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Improving Understanding of Endocrine-Active Compounds in Pulp and Paper Mill Condensates Using a Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) Bioassay, Robert John Gary Rutherford

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Linking Cd Accumulation and Effect in Resistant and Sensitive Freshwater Invertebrates, Tony Straus

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The Evolution of Sexual Reproduction in Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae), Michael Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Insights Into The World of Pea Nodulation Using the Low Nodulator R50, Scott Clemow

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Molecular Studies of 5-Azacytidine-Induced Early-Flowering Lines of Flax, Megan A. House

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Physiological and Toxicological Effects of Pb Plus Cd Mixtures on Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Soft Acidic Water, Yvonne Kara

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The Pleiotropic Mutant R50 (sym16): A Link Between Cytokinin and Starch Metabolism May Explain Its Seed Phenotype, Chengli Long

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Insights into Genome Functional Organisation through the Analysis of Interaction Networks, Andre Masella

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The Dynamics of Chronically Bioaccumulated Cd in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) During Both Moderately Hard and Soft Waterborne Exposures, Jessica Milne

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Microbial Community Characterization and Pathogen Analysis Within Constructed Wetlands of Varying Scale Designed for Contaminant Removal, Michael R. Mitzel

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Mechanism(s) of 3-Trifluoromethyl-4-Nitrophenol (TFM) Toxicity in Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) & Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Oana Birceanu

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A Study of the Waterborne and Dietary Toxicityof Cadmium to Hydra attenuata and Daphnia plux in Soft Waters and the Development of Biotic Ligand Models to predict such toxicity, Matthew S.A. Clifford

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Characterization of the Interaction between Arabidopsis Toc159 and Toc33 GTPase Domains, Wesley A. Farquharson

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Population Density, Circulating Testosterone and Dawn Chorus Behaviour in White-Throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis), Simon Richard Hall

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Using Chemical, Optical and Biological Methods to Characterize Cu Complexation by Different Natural Organic Matter Sources Collected from Canadian Shield Waters, Keegan Andrew Hicks

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Metabolic and Molecular Approaches to the Study of Bacterial Communities in Wetlands of the Alberta Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Jessica Dawn Morrison

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Inference, Orthology, and Inundation: Addressing Current Challenges in the Field of Metagenomics, Gregory Detlev Alexander Vey

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Evolution and Systematic Significance of Reproductive Structures in the Genus Cuscuta (dodders, Convolvulaceae): Pollen and Gynoecium, Mark Welsh