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The Evolution of Herkogamy: Pollinator Reliability, Natural Selection, and Trait Evolvability
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:68, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
Most flowering plants, including major crops, rely on animal pollinators for sexual reproduction. Therefore, recent declines in pollinator populations worldwide pose significant threats to food production and biodiversity. ...
Ecology and Conservation Challenges of the Kori bustard in the Serengeti National Park
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:238, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
The study focused on the ecology and conservation challenges of the Kori bustard in the Serengeti National Park. The main objectives of the study was to determine the factors that affect local ecological knowledge and ...
Synthesis and Antimicrobial Evaluation of Small Molecule Amphiphiles Derived from Amphiphilic Antimicrobial Natural Products
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:239, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
Development of antimicrobial agents that work through novel mechanisms is of importance for combating the steadily increasing proliferation of resistant bacteria. Infections caused by resistant bacteria have become an ...
Spin pumping, spin transfer, and spin Hall effects in magnetic insulator-normal metal systems
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:220, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
This thesis presents four research papers on two topics within the field of spintronics. Three of the papers present theoretical models concerned with the topics of spin wave mode-dependent spin pumping, spin transfer, and ...
Resilience of Infrastructure Networks Byzantine Consensus, Interdependencies, and Optimisation in Sparse Networks
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:80, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
The growing dependence on critical infrastructure systems demands highly available systems that provide secure, resilient, and efficient services, even in the presence of malicious attacks. This thesis investigates the ...
Depredation of Livestock by Wild Carnivores in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:243, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
Globally, wild carnivore populations outside protected areas are at threat from retaliatory killings triggered by livestock depredation. Monitoring of livestock depredation in specific areas is essential to formulate ...
Modeling Spatial Dependencies using Barriers and Different Terrains
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:69, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
Electric and magnetic signatures of boundary states in topological insulators and superconductors
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:271, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
This thesis is based on original research that was carried out in the field of topological phases in quantum condensed matter physics. The results have been published in five papers in Physical Review B, which form the ...
Malware detection through opcode sequence analysis using machine learning
(Master thesis, 2015)
To identify malware, most antivirus scanners use a combination of signature matching and heuristic-based detection. Signature matching compares only to previously known files, while heuristic-based detection looks for known ...
Trace Elements in the General Population and Their Possible Role in Type 2 Diabetes - the Third Nord-Trøndelag Health Survey (HUNT3)
(Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:308, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
Access to reliable information on the elemental contents of the human body is crucial to understand the roles these elements may have in the maintenance of human health. Establishing trace element blood levels in a general ...