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  • Environmental Impact of the Pre-Columbian Geoglyph Builders of Western Amazonia 

    Watling, Jennifer Georgina (University of ExeterArchaeology, 2014-10-10)
    A debate that has received much attention in recent years is the nature and scale of pre-Columbian impact in the Amazon lowlands. While the notion that Amazonia is a “pristine wilderness" has long been debunked, several ...
  • Environmental regimes in the Caribbean and implications for the dynamics and distribution of its coral reefs 

    Chollett Ordaz, Iliana Carolina (University of ExeterCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2011-09-30)
    Over evolutionary time coral reefs have been exposed to the influence of diverse environmental forces which have determined their structure and function. However, the climate of the earth is changing, affecting many ...
  • Environmentally Acceptable Friction Composites 

    Newby, William Robert (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2014-01-31)
    Currently, the production of most non-asbestos organic (NAO) friction materials depends on a long and energy intensive manufacturing process and an unsustainable supply of synthetic resins and fibres; it is both expensive ...
  • Enzymatic Activity of the Four Human Glutathione S-Transferase PI Variants Towards Nitrosourea Anticancer Drugs 

    Diogo Martins Vaz Haley, Ana Rita (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2013-01-07)
    Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are a superfamily of detoxifying enzymes present in most life forms. They catalyse the conjugation of the tripeptide glutathione (GSH) to a wide variety of exogenous and endogenous compounds ...
  • Epidemiological Studies of Adiposity and Health Outcomes in Later Life 

    Bowman, Kirsty Holly (University of ExeterUniversity of Exeter Medical School, 2017-05-08)
    Globally, there has been a substantial rise in the prevalence of obesity amongst older persons (≥65 years) since the 1980s. Conflicting evidence exists on the impact of this trend for health outcomes. A 2013 meta-analysis ...
  • An epidemiological study of haemosporidian infections in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) and great tits (Parus major) along an elevation gradient 

    Lewis, Jessica (University of ExeterCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2016-11-10)
    Climate characteristics are expected to play a decisive role in determining vector-mediated disease epidemiology (Mills et al. 2010). However, clear predictions on the responses of parasites to climatic changes are lacking ...
  • Epigenetic Modification of mitochondrial genes in Alzheimer's disease (AD) 

    Devall, Matthew Adrian Michael (University of ExeterUEMS, 2017-04-19)
    Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease characterised by amyloid plaque accumulation, neurofibrillary tangles and eventual neuronal cell loss. The complex aetiology exhibited in late-onset Alzheimer’s ...
  • The Episcopate of Bishop Benson 1877-1883 and the beginnings of Truro Diocese and Cathedral: The Umbrella and the Duck. 

    Miller, David George (University of ExeterCollege of Humanities, 2012-06-08)
    The first Bishop of Truro, Edward White Benson, saw the building of a Cathedral as the centre piece of his vision for Cornwall. The foundation stones were laid in May 1880, only three years after his enthronement. The ...
  • Equal possibilities not restricted opportunity: A critical reflection on the experiences of ‘Vocational’ transition within the context of post-16 sports education 

    Aldous, David Charles Rhys (University of ExeterSport and Health Sciences, 2010-12-03)
    This PhD study explores the transitional experiences of working class students between institutions of Further Education and Higher Education within the field of post-16 sports education. It draws its empirical illustration ...
  • Esoteric Quantization, The Esoteric Imagination in David Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics 

    Fernandez, Gustavo Orlando (University of ExeterHumanities, 2016-01-15)
    This thesis aims to explore the relationship between the science, the philosophy and the esoteric imagination of the American physicist David Bohm (1917-1992). Bohm is recognized as one of the most brilliant physicists ...
  • Essays in Dishonesty 

    Grimshaw, Shaun Brian (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2017-09-21)
    This thesis describes three different experiments investigating dishonesty. Chapter one investigates the use of default values and prompts in a tax filing system. Pre-populated fields simplify the process of filing taxes, ...
  • Essays in Economic Theory 

    Yi, Hyun Chang (University of ExeterEconomics, 2014-03-31)
    This dissertation consists of three research papers on cheap talk game and satisficing behaviour. The first chapter examines the potential for communication via cheap talk between an expert and a decision maker whose type ...
  • Essays in Financial Economics 

    Bova, Giuseppe (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-06-13)
    We present in this thesis three distinct models in Financial Economics. In the first chapter we present a pure exchange economy model with collateral constraints in the spirit of Kiyotaki and Moore (1997). As a first ...
  • Essays in Financial Time Series 

    Lee, Seonhwi (University of ExeterDepartment of Economics, 2015-08-06)
    This thesis consists of three essays on topics in financial time series with particular emphases on specification testing, structural breaks and long memory. The first essay develops an asymptotically valid specification ...
  • Essays on Communication and Behaviour Under Risk and Ambiguity 

    Marimo, Pricilla (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-10-04)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters focusing on behaviour under risk and ambiguity. The first chapter analysed the best method to communicate risk information to weather forecast users whilst the last two analysed ...
  • Essays on Corporate Diversification 

    Zhu, Xinlin (University of ExeterFinance department of Business Schoool, 2016-09-23)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on corporate diversification. The first empirical study (Chapter 2) examines the relationship between coinsurance across divisional investment opportunities and the value of ...
  • Essays on Corporate Risk Management 

    Isin, Adnan Anil (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2013-10-14)
    This thesis examines operational and financial implications of jet fuel risk management. The first element of the thesis use global sample of 54 airline companies from 2000 to 2012, resulting in 411 firm-year observations. ...
  • Essays on Earnings Strings in Capital Markets 

    Rueangsuwan, Sarayut (University of ExeterAccounting, 2016-10-25)
    This study is motivated by the observed valuation premiums given to firms that meet or beat earnings thresholds. The extensive literature on meeting or beating earnings benchmarks documents that firms tend to report profits, ...
  • Essays on Economic Growth, Public Expenditure and Telecommunication Infrastructure 

    Jarupasin, Kritchasorn (University of ExeterEconomics, 2016-11-23)
    This thesis consists of four studies, presented in three main essays, empirically linking economic growth to public expenditure and telecommunication infrastructure using four different sample groups of countries with data ...
  • Essays on Fiscal Policy and Political Economy 

    Achury-Forero, Carolina (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-06-12)
    This thesis consists of three essays concerned with endogenous fiscal policy and its interaction with political economy constraints. The first essay presented in Chapter 2 examines the cyclical behavior of endogenous ...