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[Many of the UNLINKED entries listed below are, in fact, available online, with "institutional access". In Newfoundland and Labrador, this usually means via priviledged access from within the Memorial University of Newfoundland library system. For those without such "institutional access", there are four primary options: [1] it may be possible to contact authors directly to request specific documents, [2] try availing of the good graces of a MUN student/staff/faculty member, [3] within the St. John's or Corner Brook areas, try accessing the items directly through the MUN library facilities located there, or [4] ask your local Provincial Public Library to get you a digital or hard copy of the reference/s desired, via " Interlibrary Loan" (there may or may not be a nominal charge). Unlinked items known to be available online via "institutional access" are marked with an asterisk. Note, however, that Web-searching is an ART - not NEARLY everything can be located using just "Google"!]


PhD Theses:

Harris, James G. 1985. A Revision of the Genus Braya (Brassicaceae) in North America. PhD thesis. Department of Botany. University of Alberta. vii + 250 pp. [PDF file] [Uploaded with author's permission]

Kennard, John Michael. 1989. The structure and origin of Cambro-Ordivician Thrombolites - Western Newfoundland. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Earth Sciences. Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.* [PDF File] [Abstract]

Squires, Susan E. [nee Tilley]. 2010. Insect pests and pathogens compromise the persistence of two endemic and rare Braya (Brassicaceae). Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada.* [PDF file] [Uploaded with author's permission]

MSc Theses:

Copp, Corinna. 2014. The development of protocols to restore the globally at-risk limestone barrens ecosystem. M.Sc. Thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Donato, Edward J. 2005. Climatology of the limestone barrens, Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland: implications for rare plant phenology and distribution. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, Canada.* [PDF File] [Abstract]

Karolyi, Marika Sarolta. 1978. Karst development in Ordovician carbonates: Western Platform of Newfoundland. MSc Thesis. McMaster University. vi + 171 pp. [PDF File] [Full Web document]

Parsons, Kimberly A. 2002. Reproductive biology and floral variation in the endangered Braya longii and B. fernaldii (Brassicaceae): implications for conservation management of rare plants. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, Canada. [PDF file] [Full Web document]

Rehman, Sami. 2006. Examining Place-based Governance Principles in Two Atlantic Canada Protected Areas. MSc Thesis. University of Waterloo. [Burnt Cape is one of the two "Protected Areas" examined.] [PDF File] Interesting!

Robinson, Julie L. 2010. Conservation of the endangered limestone endemic Salix jejuna; effects of anthropogenic disturbance on habitat and life history. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, Canada. [PDF file]

Sokoloff, Paul C. 2010. Taxonomic status of the narrow endemic Astragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii (Fernaldís Milkvetch - Fabaceae): molecules, morphology, and implications for conservation. MSc thesis. University of Ottawa. xiv + 104 pp. [PDF file] [Uploaded with author's permission]

M. Env. Sci. Reports:

Zheng, Kunjin. 2012. Early life history study of Mackenzie's Sweetvetch (Hedysarum boreale subsp. mackenzii, Fabaceae) on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Master of Environmental Science report. Faculty of Science. Memorial University of Newfoundland.

BSc Honours Dissertations:

Belbin, S. 2013. Analysis of temperature sensitivity for endangered plant performance, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland. B.Sc. Thesis, Department of Geography, Memorial University, St. Johnís, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Dart, Garry. 2013. Factors affecting plant recolonization on quarried limestone barrens habitat on the Great Northern Peninsula. B.Sc. Honours thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland. ix + 46 pp.

Greene, Shane. 2002. Substrate characteristics of Braya habitat on the limestone barrens, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland. B.Sc. Honours thesis, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland. 71 pp. [PDF File]

Hynes, Anne Marie. 2004. An analysis of surface-dwelling spiders (Araneae) on Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. BSc Honours dissertation. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland. vi + 66 pp. [PDF File] [Abstract]

Janes, Hilary [now Hilary Janes Rowe]. 1999. Braya longii (Long's Braya), Braya fernaldii (Fernald's Braya) and disturbance on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula. B.Sc. Honours thesis. Department of Geography. Memorial University, St. John's, Canada. [PDF File] [Abstract]

Mason, Agnes. 2014. Temporal patterns of plant recolonization on limestone quarries. B.Sc. Honours Dissertation, Department of Biology, Memorial University, St. Johnís, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Noel, Laura, 2000. The effect of disturbance on the seedling recruitment and persistence of Braya longii and Braya fernaldii. B.Sc. Honours Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, Canada. 44 pp. [PDF File] [Abstract]

Rafuse, Ginette. 2005. The impact of off-road vehicles on the limestone barrens habitat and resident plants endemic to the Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada. B.Sc. Honours thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John's, Canada. [PDF File] [Abstract]

Slater, Jill. 2005. Statistical downscaling of temperature and precipitation for climate change impact assessment of rare plants on the limestone barrens of Northwestern Newfoundland. B.Sc. Honours thesis, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John's, Canada. [PDF File] [Abstract]

Sutton, Jolene. 2002. The importance of frost boils for the recruitment of arctic-alpine plants in the Mealy Mountains of Labrador. BSc Honors thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, Canada. [PDF File] [Abstract]

Tilley, Susan [now Susan E. Squires]. 2003. The factors governing the distribution of the rare plants Braya longii and Braya fernaldii (Brassicaceae) in natural habitats. B.Sc. Honours thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada. 42 pp. [PDF file] [Uploaded with author's permission]







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