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  • Dynamic Portfolio Construction and Portfolio Risk Measurement 

    Mazibas, Murat (University of ExeterUniversity of Exeter Business School, 2011-09-12)
    The research presented in this thesis addresses different aspects of dynamic portfolio construction and portfolio risk measurement. It brings the research on dynamic portfolio optimization, replicating portfolio construction, ...
  • Dynamics and Morphodynamic Implications of Chute Channels in Large, Sand-Bed Meandering Rivers 

    Grenfell, Michael Cyril (University of ExeterGeography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2012-07-25)
    Chute channel formation is a key process in the transition from a single-thread meandering to a braided channel pattern, but the physical mechanisms driving the process remain unclear. This research combines GIS and spatial ...
  • Dynamics of Communicating Climate Change Information: Using Mixed Methods to Examine the Perspectives of Scientists, Communicators and Publics 

    Haddad, Hebba (University of ExeterPsychology, 2014-04-04)
    The communication of anthropogenic climate change presents many challenges, for communicators, scientists, policymakers and publics alike. Particularly difficult is the issue of uncertainty, which can include ambiguity ...
  • The Dynamics of Islam and Modernity in Tajikistan: Contemporary Ismaili Discourse 

    Dildorbekova, Zamira Imatovna (University of ExeterInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies, 2014-04-24)
    This thesis examines the contemporary religious renewal and discourse on modernity of the Shi‘a Imami Ismaili Muslims of Nizari branch (hereinafter Ismaili) in post-Soviet Tajikistan. These developments are set against ...
  • Dynamics of Stratospheric Sudden Warming Events: Data Analysis and Modelling 

    Beaumont, Robin Nicholas (University of ExeterMathematics, 2014-05-14)
    The polar vortex is a large scale cyclone located in the middle atmosphere near to the planet’s geographic poles. These vortices form during the hemispheric winter and break down in the spring of the following year. They ...
  • The Dynamics of Voting Behaviour in the Post-2004 European Parliament 

    Trumm, Siim (University of ExeterPolitics, 2012-11-12)
    The European Parliament offers a unique setting for studying the behaviour of elected representatives and the way they interpret their mandate. In contrast to national legislatures, where legislators face domestic geographical ...
  • Early development and the honesty of aposematic signals in a poison frog 

    Flores De Gracia, Eric Enrique (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2012-11-12)
    The causes and consequences of variation in aposematic signals during immature stages are not clearly understood. This thesis explores the effects of early environment on the expression of aposematic signals in the green ...
  • Early Development of Foreign Direct Investment in the Travel Trade Industry of China: 1998 to 2007 

    Yu, Jian (University of ExeterThe Business School, 2010-08-31)
    This research aims to investigate the development approaches, operational experiences, and market influences of foreign invested travel service (FITS) companies, including travel agencies and tour operators, in China in ...
  • Early Girls’ Marriage in Tajikistan: Causes and Continuity 

    Bakhtibekova, Zulfiya (University of ExeterSociology, 2014-12-29)
    Although there is little official data, early girls’ marriage before the age of 18 appears to have increased in Tajikistan over recent years, due to the limited socio-economic opportunities. This study aimed to explore ...
  • Early Muslim Traditionalism: A Critical Study of the Works and Political Theology of Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 

    Al Sarhan, Saud Saleh (University of ExeterThe College of Social Sciences and International Studies, 2011-09-28)
    The political theology of AÎmad Ibn Íanbal (d. 241/855( is analysed through comprehensive examination of the authenticity of theological and juridical books attributed to him. The eponym of the ÍanbalÐ school (madhhab) of ...
  • The early Seleucids, their gods and their coins 

    Erickson, Kyle Glenn (University of ExeterDepartment of Classics and Ancient History, 2009-12-14)
    This thesis argues that the iconography on Seleucid coins was created in order to appeal to the various ethnic groups within the empire and thereby reinforced the legitimacy of the dynasty. It first examines the iconography ...
  • Early Warning Signals of Environmental Tipping Points 

    Boulton, Christopher Andrew (University of ExeterGeography, 2015-06-26)
    This thesis examines how early warning signals perform when tested on climate systems thought to exhibit future tipping point behaviour. A tipping point in a dynamical system is a large and sudden change to the state of ...
  • Eco-efficient friction materials 

    Sloan, Michael Sloan (University of ExeterEngineering, 2008-08-08)
    Automotive friction materials are multi component composites in which fibrous materials play a fundamental role. Modern friction formulations have been developed around asbestos fibres, a heavily used material before ...
  • Ecological and anthropogenic constraints on waterbirds of the Forth Estuary: population and behavioural responses to disturbance 

    Dwyer, Ross G. (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2010-06-04)
    Disturbance from engineering works is an increasing problem in terrestrial and marine ecosystems throughout the world. Many reported declines in population size, breeding success and body condition have been diagnosed as ...
  • Ecological and evolutionary implications of shapes during population expansion 

    Coles, Christopher Lee (University of ExeterCentre for Ecology and Conservation, 2015-01-09)
    The spatial spread of populations is one of the most visible and fundamental processes in population and community ecology. Due to the potential negative impacts of spatial spread of invasive populations, there has been ...
  • An Ecological Approach to Educational Technology: Affordance as a Design Tool for Aligning Pedagogy and Technology 

    Osborne, Richard (University of ExeterEducation, 2014-12-15)
    Digital technologies have for many years been acclaimed as tools that hold the power to transform learning, yet educational research has so far failed to demonstrate the transformative effects of these digital technologies ...
  • The Ecological Body 

    Reeve, Sandra (University of ExeterArts, Languages and Literatures, 2008-07-01)
    This thesis examines an approach to movement education that I call Move into Life. This praxis is interrogated here through a set of ecological principles and tools. I discuss how this approach opens up our normative ...
  • Ecological Responses to Climate Variability in West Cornwall 

    Kosanic, Aleksandra (University of ExeterGeography, 2014-12-11)
    Recent (post-1950s) climate change impacts on society and ecosystems have been recognised globally. However these global impacts are not uniform at regional or local scales. Despite research progress on such scales there ...
  • Ecology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Peru 

    Alfaro Shigueto, Joanna Olga Gissella (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2012-02-07)
    Some of the key elements to assess the status of any wildlife population in a given geographical area are the levels of recruitment, survival and mortality. Whilst most of the information on marine turtles has been obtained ...
  • The Ecology of Bioeroding Sponges on Caribbean Coral Reefs 

    Gonzalez Rivero, Manuel Alejandro (University of ExeterCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2011-12-09)
    Sponges contribute to large number of functions in coral reef ecosystems. Among these, bioerosion is perhaps one of the most widely studied, largely due to the important contribution of excavating sponges to the carbonate ...