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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

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Strengthening rice seed systems and agro-biodiversity conservation in West Africa: a socio-technical focus on farmers’ practices of rice seed development and diversity conservation in Susu cross border lands of Guinea and Sierra Leone [PhD thesis]
Okry, F. \ 2011
crops - oryza - agro-biodiversity - seeds - varieties - subsistence farming - west africa - guinea - sierra leone - rice
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A physiologically based kinetic model for the prediction of plasma cholesterol concentrations in mice and man [PhD thesis]
Pas, N.C.A. van de \ 2011
cholesterol metabolism - clearance - animal physiology - men
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The ethno-politics of water security: contestations of ethnicity and gender in strategies to control water in the Andes of Peru [PhD thesis]
Vera Delgado, J.R. \ 2011
water security - water rights - irrigation - water policy - gender - ethnicity - andes - peru
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Dialogue and revolution: fostering legitimate stakeholder agency in natural resource governance [PhD thesis]
Larsen, R.K. \ 2011
natural resources - resource management - stakeholders - participation - governance

Abstract:
This thesis explores how people exert their agency in policy processes that pertain to natural resource governance, and how they construct the required sense of legitimacy for such actions. It also examines the manner in which facilitated multi-stakeholder processes foster legitimate stakeholder agency, and reflects on how they may ensure the rigour of research interventions in situations characterised by intractable uncertainty and controversy

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Adaptive e-learning for biotechnology : (how) does it work? [PhD thesis]
Seters, J.R. van \ 2011
computer assisted instruction - problem-based learning - programmed learning - biotechnology
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Transcriptional networks of TCP transcription factors in Arabidopsis development [PhD thesis]
Danisman, S. \ 2011
arabidopsis - transcription - molecular biology - transcription factors - leaves - growth
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Innovations in the dairy chain: bio-economic analysis of novel breeding opportunities [PhD thesis]
Demeter, R.M. \ 2011
animal breeding - dairy cows - dairy industry - artificial selection - milk products - genomics - milk fat percentage - milk protein percentage
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Potato landraces: description and dynamics in three areas of Ecuador [PhD thesis]
Monteros Altamirano, A.R. \ 2011
solanum - potatoes - wild relatives - landraces - solanum tuberosum subsp. andigena - solanum phureja - plant genetic resources - genetic diversity - genetic erosion - disease resistance - phytophthora infestans
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Tools for women’s empowerment Tools for women’s empowerment? : the case of the forage chopper for smallholder dairy farmers in Uganda smallholder dairy farmers in Uganda [PhD thesis]
Lubwama Kiyimba, F. \ 2011
agricultural development - appropriate technology - agriculture - forage - choppers - design - small farms - dairy farming - rural women - labour - household behaviour - uganda - east africa - developing countries
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The purification of aid : an ethnography of Dutch partnership policy and (broken) dreams of development [PhD thesis]
Gastel, J.N. van \ 2011
development aid - netherlands - development policy - policy processes - partnerships - development - development projects
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Diversity and biological control of Sclerotium rolfsii, causal agent of stem rot of groundnut [PhD thesis]
Le, C.N. \ 2011
arachis hypogaea - groundnuts - plant pathogenic fungi - athelia rolfsii - genetic diversity - biological control - bacteria
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Adaptive capacity of rearing hens : effects of early life conditions [PhD thesis]
Walstra, I. \ 2011
hens - rearing techniques - incubation - hatching - embryogenesis - experimental infection - heat stress - immune response - immunology - adaptation physiology
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Making milpa, making life in La Mera Selva: a testimony of how Tzeltal peasants perform maize cultivation practices in the Lacandon Jungle, Mexico [PhD thesis]
Camacho Villa, T.C. \ 2011
rural sociology - maize - cultivation - rituals - social customs - folk culture - mexico - rural development - development - peasantry - peasant farming - peasant workers - indigenous people - farming - central america
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Cardiovascular risk prediction in the Netherlands [PhD thesis]
Dis, S.J. van \ 2011
cardiovascular diseases - risk assessment - obesity - parentage - genetic effects - netherlands
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The role of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) in the spread of avian influenza: genomics, population genetics, and flyways [PhD thesis]
Kraus, R.H. \ 2011
avian influenza viruses - avian influenza - anas platyrhynchos - disease transmission - bird migration - genomics - population genetics - evolutionary genetics - zoogeography - biosafety - disease surveys - epidemiology
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Updating soil information with digital soil mapping [PhD thesis]
Kempen, B. \ 2011
soil - mapping - maps - information systems - soil surveys - soil organic matter - netherlands

Abstract:
De Bodemkaart van Nederland, schaal 1:50.000, is de belangrijkste bron van bodeminformatie in Nederland. Deze kaart raakt echter in gebieden met veengronden verouderd. Door intensief gebruik van deze gronden verdwijnt het veen. Actualisatie van de bodemkaart is daarom noodzakelijk. Bas Kempen promoveerde op zijn onderzoek hiernaar.

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The role of auxin in cell specification during arabidopsis embryogenesis [PhD thesis]
Lokerse, A.S. \ 2011
arabidopsis - embryogenesis - auxins - cell differentiation - gene expression - plant embryos - transcription factors
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Exploring recessive resistance to the powdery mildew disease [PhD thesis]
Pavan, S. \ 2011
plants - disease resistance - plant pathogenic fungi - erysiphaceae - recessive genes - solanum lycopersicum - wild relatives - oidium neolycopersici - erysiphe pisi - genetic analysis - defence mechanisms - plant breeding - marker assisted breeding
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Dryland resources, livelihoods and institutions : diversity and dynamics in use and management of gum and resin trees in Ethiopia [PhD thesis]
Woldeamanuel, T. \ 2011
forest trees - gum plants - acacia - boswellia - commiphora - non-wood forest products - forestry - forest exploitation - forest management - ethiopia
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Development of aquatic biomonitoring models for surface waters used for drinking water supply [PhD thesis]
Penders, E.J.M. \ 2011
biomonitoring - surface water - drinking water - water quality - genotoxicity - river rhine - water pollution - bioassays - water supply

Abstract:
Given the need for continued quality control of surface waters used for the production of drinking water by state-of-the-art bioassays and biological early warning systems, the objective of the present thesis was to validate and improve some of the bioassays and biological early warning systems used for quality control of surface water. Although there is a decline in the (geno)toxicity of surface waters over the years as observed for example for the water from the River Rhine over last decades, there is still a need for continued quality control. Due to the lower (geno)toxicity, bioassays with increased sensitivity are needed

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