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An off-grid solar system for rural village implementation in East Malaysia

The design-and-build stages on the Long Beruang Solar Project from design phase to final implementation are reported in this thesis, with its sustainability discussed and reviewed.
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Analytical study and fabrication of a solar-based dryer for pepper-drying (agricultural product drying)

Sarawak has fertile slopes and an optimum environment for pepper cultivation. The state produces the majority of pepper products in Malaysia and contributes to multimillion agricultural export earnings every year. The pepper cultivation in Sarawak relies on smallholdings and there were no large-scale plantation nor...
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Australian agriculture: creating a climate of change for a changing climate

Australian agriculture both contributes to and is vulnerable to climate change. It is Australia's second highest greenhouse gas emitting sector, although this does not account for carbon sequestration, and is the sector most vulnerable to climate change with production expected to fall in the absence...
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Community-based rangeland management and social-ecological resilience of rural Mongolian communities

This research is an attempt to apply a resilience framework to understand how pastoral social-ecological systems respond to change, and the potential role of formal CBRM institutions in this process.
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Fishing for foresters: a new institutional analysis of community participation in an Aboriginal-owned forest company

Aboriginal groups across Canada are looking for new ways to improve the living conditions of their people. Coast Tsimshian Resources LP is a forest company that is collectively owned by the Lax Kw'alaams band, a traditional fishing community in northern British Columbia. This research investigates...
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Exploring resilience to climate change and other environmental challenges in Samoan communities

This study challenges the current paradigm that defines resilience as a return to equilibrium, by using a non-equilibrium cultural ecological lens and interpretivist research design. The non-equilibrium view of resilience sees the social systems of island nations as highly dynamic areas, constantly undergoing persistent change...
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International student mobility from China and India – the influence of Australian immigration policy, and institutional and family factors on post-graduation destination outcomes

This research has direct implications on policy setting at the national, state and institutional levels in Australia. These include a growing focus on the reputation and global rankings of Australian institutions, the employability of their graduates, labour market access, better engagement with meso-level factors like...
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An agent-based model of the housing market: steps toward a computational tool for policy analysis

This thesis develops a beta version of a new agent-based model of the Danish housing market, which is well suited to throw light on a range of aspects concerning business cycles and macro-prudential regulation. In particular, the model is employed to analyze the effects of...
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An agent-based model of a metropolitan housing market

The purpose of this thesis is to develop an agent-based model (ABM) of a metropolitan housing market. An ABM is a computational model where the micro-level behavior of agents is simulated in order to analyse macro-level emergent phenomena.
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Cultural and creative industries as key factors for Chinese economic development. Analysis of Beijing and Shanghai.

The aim of this thesis is to illustrate the development of Chinese Cultural and Creative industries, with a detailed analysis of Beijing and Shanghai realities.