|GIS as an investigative tool: groundwater contamination and private wells in Guilford County, North Carolina
||The purpose of this research is twofold: 1. to demonstrate the effectiveness of GIS and spatial analysis as a tool for investigating groundwater contamination; and 2. to show the need for regular water quality testing of private wells. The research w...
|Hybrid Image Classification Technique for Land-Cover Mapping in the Arctic Tundra, North Slope, Alaska
||Remotely sensed image classification techniques are very useful to understand vegetation patterns and species combination in the vast and mostly inaccessible arctic region. Previous researches that were done for mapping of land cover and vegetation i...
|Spatial Analysis of Helianthus schweinitzii (Schweinitz's Sunflower), An Endangered Species Endemic to the Piedmont of North Carolina
||This paper examines the influence of several biotic and abiotic variables on the spatial distribution of the Schweinitz's sunflower, a local endemic and endangered species. A variety of spatial, statistical, and analytical procedures were performed u...
|Ecological niche modeling as a conservation tool to predict actual and potential habitat for the bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii.
||The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is faced with two principle threats: wetland habitat loss and, to a lesser degree, the illegal collection for pet trade demands. Current methodologies for bog turtle population discovery in the Southeast rely p...
|Archaeological data management and analysis at Blandwood mansion.
||This thesis involves the creation, organization, and analysis of digital archaeological data within a site Geographic Information System and Microsoft Access relational database. The data were the result of excavations at the Blandwood Mansion proper...
|Spectral and spatial semi-automated detection of thermokarst change in the Alaskan Arctic.
||The Arctic is considered the most susceptible environment to climate change, and as such has been of particular interest to climate change researchers. One such effect of climate change in the arctic is the increased incidence of thermokarst activity...
|Geospatial Analysis of Lake and Landscape Interactions within the Toolik Lake Region, North Slope of Alaska
||The Arctic region of Alaska is experiencing severe impacts of climate change. The Arctic lakes ecosystems are bound to undergo alterations in its trophic structure and other chemical properties. However, landscape factors controlling the lake influxe...
|A landscape analysis and cultural resource inventory of Troublesome Creek Ironworks: a geographical and archaeological approach
||This thesis created a working cultural resource inventory and landscape analysis of Troublesome Creek Ironworks (TCI). TCI is located in Rockingham County and is owned by the Rockingham County Historical Society. The property is also on the National ...
|Analysis of urban heat island climates along the I-85/I-40 corridor in central North Carolina
||Land surface temperature is a significant parameter for identifying micro-climatic changes and their spatial distributions relative to the urban environment. This paper examined and identified the urban heat islands and their spatial and temporal var...
|The earth observing one (EO-1) Hyperion and Advanced land imager sensors for use in tundra classification studies within the Upper Kuparuk river basin, Alaska
||The heterogeneity of Arctic vegetation can make land cover classification very difficult when using medium to small resolution imagery (Schneider et al., 2009; Muller et al., 1999). Using high radiometric and spatial resolution imagery, such as the S...
|Transformations in the Belize sugar industry: from Colonial plantations to a vital tourist industry
||This research explored the evolution of the sugar industry in Belize, including examining its influence on the country's economy and its cultural and historical heritage. As part of this exploration, it situated the information in the context of a he...
|Relation of honey production in Apis mellifera colonies to the normalized difference vegetation index and other indicators
||The objective of this study was to investigate the possible correlation between honey production in Apis mellifera hives and vegetation health and greenness as well as other measurements of the surrounding environment, such as precipitation and land ...
|Habitat suitability and ecological niche profiling of the West Nile Virus vector, Culex pipiens, in Forsyth County, NC
||Thought to have originated in Uganda in the late 1930's, West Nile Virus (WNV) was introduced in to North America in 1999 in New York City (Nash et. al, 2001). From its first occurrence within the United States, the virus spread across the contiguous...
|Urban vegetation and the environmental health of sixteen global cities
||Vegetation plays an important role in regulating the health of urban ecosystems (Sanders, 2004; Jim, 2004). Riparian zones, parks, nature reserves, and other forms of urban vegetation help minimize atmospheric and hydrologic pollution and reduce the ...