Search for dissertations about: "Island"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 363 swedish dissertations containing the word Island.

  1. 1. Diversification on an ancient Darwinian island : Evolutionary history of caddisflies (Trichoptera) and other organisms on New Caledonia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

    Author : Marianne Espeland; Kjell Arne Johanson; Niklas Wahlberg; Michael Balke; [2010]
    Keywords : New Caledonia; Trichoptera; island; biogeography; phylogenetics; DNA; dispersal; vicariance; adaptation; ultramafic; diversification; new species; environmental factors; Systematic Zoology; zoologisk systematik och evolutionsforskning;

    Abstract : Islands are either of continental or oceanic origin, and the biota of such islands are a result of vicariance and dispersal, respectively. New Caledonia, in the South Pacific, is a part of former Gondwana, but the origin of its biota is heavily debated. READ MORE

  2. 2. Island biogeography and population divergence in the Skyros wall lizard

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Anna Runemark; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Podarcis gaigeae; inbreeding; predation release; polymorphism; island gigantism; the island rule; genetic drift; sexual selection; natural selection; island biology; Evolution;

    Abstract : Islands are cradles for new biodiversity and provide natural laboratories for the study of population divergence. In my thesis, I investigated the role of different evolutionary processes in the population divergence in the Skyros wall lizard (Podarcis gaigeae), a species where islet populations have strongly diverged morphologies. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Francisella pathogenicity island its role in type VI secretion and intracellular infection

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Lena Meyer; Anders Sjöstedt; Siobhan C. Cowley; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Francisella; FPI; Type VI Secretion; Igl; DotU; VgrG; Pdp; microinjection; phagosomal escape; intracellular replication; Clinical Bacteriology; klinisk bakteriologi;

    Abstract : Intracellular bacteria have developed various mechanisms to enter and persist in host cells and, at the same time, to evade the host immune response. One such pathogen is Francisella tularensis, the etiological agent of tularemia. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Threatened Paradise : Tourism on a Greek Island

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Peter Smekal; Uppsala universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; Greece; Kárpathos; tourism; anti-tourism; tourist typologies; repeat vacationing; tour guides; host-guest relations; festivals; guidebooks; tourist media; Orientalism; lifestyles; social distinctions; Romanticism; nostalgia; Kulturantropologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This thesis is about attitudes and practices of foreign tourists in Ólymbos, a village in the north of the Greek island of Kárpathos. Based upon several periods of fieldwork from 1999 to 2005, it focuses on the discomfort with tourism and the tourist role which is shared by many holidaymakers, and which also can be found in various types of representations of the area. READ MORE

  5. 5. Views of Nature and Environmental Concern in Iceland

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Þorvardur Árnason; Elfar Loftsson; [2005]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Views; Nature; Environmental; Concern; Ethics; Iceland; Miljöhistoria; Island; Naturuppfattning; Naturskydd; Historia; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Water in nature and society; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : Environmental concern in contemporary societies is a complex phenomenon which is shaped and influenced by a host of different factors. One of the most important of these is the interplay between culture and nature that has taken place during the course of a nation’s history and the various ‛views of nature’ that such interplay has generated. READ MORE