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  • ACCUMULATION AND TOXICITY OF CADMIUM, LEAD AND THALLIUM IN DUCKWEED (LEMNA MINOR L.) 

    MOHAMMED, DANA (University of Plymouth, 2017)
    Accumulation and toxicity of cadmium, lead and thallium in duckweed (Lemna minor L.) The toxicity and accumulation of lead, cadmium and thallium in the aquatic plant Lemna minor was investigated, using a modification of ...
  • Action Intentions and the Puzzle of Non-Willed Behaviour 

    Colton, James (University of Plymouth, 2019)
    It feels intuitive that our actions are intentional, but there is considerable debate about whether (and how) humans control their behaviour. Ideomotor models of action argue that action intentions have a fundamentally ...
  • Action Learning Experiments Using Spiking Neural Networks and Humanoid Robots 

    de Azambuja, Ricardo (University of Plymouth, 2018)
    The way our brain works is still an open question, but one thing seems to be clear: biological neural systems are computationally powerful, robust and noisy. Natural nervous system are able to control limbs in different ...
  • ACTIVE STEREO VISION FOR MANIPULATOR ROBOT 

    Mohamed, Abdulla (University of Plymouth, 2019)
    This thesis describes a novel active stereo vision platform that was developed to provide visual guidance to fruit harvesting robots. A five degree of freedom camera platform was built in order to identify and localize ...
  • Activity-Based User Authentication Using Smartwatches 

    AL-Naffakh, Neamah Hasan (University of Plymouth, 2020)
    Smartwatches, which contain an accelerometer and gyroscope, have recently been used to implement gait and gesture- based biometrics; however, the prior studies have long-established drawbacks. For example, data for both ...
  • An Adaptable Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter 

    MacVeigh, Stuart (University of Plymouth, 2020)
    A.H. Weinberg presented his classic boost topology in his 1974 publication intended for use in satellites. It comprises minimal external components and uses multiple coupled coil systems to provide a boost of up to 2x. ...
  • Adaptive Behaviour in Evolving Robots 

    Tyska Carvalho, Jônata (University of Plymouth, 2017)
    In this thesis, the evolution of adaptive behaviour in artificial agents is studied. More specifically, two types of adaptive behaviours are studied: articulated and cognitive ones. Chapter 1 presents a general introduction ...
  • Adaptive Neural Architectures for Intuitive Robot Control 

    Melidis, Christos (University of Plymouth, 2017)
    This thesis puts forward a novel way of control for robotic morphologies. Taking inspiration from Behaviour Based robotics and self-organisation principles, we present an interfacing mechanism, capable of adapting both ...
  • Advanced glycation end products as a biomarker for accelerated ocular ageing and glaucoma 

    Smewing, Leanne (University of Plymouth, 2020)
    Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have a large impact on the healthy ageing population and those diagnosed with pathology. Studies have linked AGEs to glaucomatous optic neuropathy, however there is little consensus ...
  • Advanced Methods for Numerical Modelling of Regional Seas 

    Bruciaferri, Diego (University of Plymouth, 2020)
    Regional seas are of paramount importance for human life. They play a key role in the planetary Earth system dynamics while they also represent a fundamental component of the global economy, making the overuse of ocean ...
  • ADVANCING THE SEPARATION SCIENCES THROUGH THE DELIVERY OF NEW MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY. 

    Paull, Brett (University of Plymouth, 2013)
    A thesis and collection of works submitted to Plymouth University in partial fulfilment for the degree of DOCTOR OF SCIENCE
  • Advancing User Authentication and Access Management 

    Crume, Jeffery (University of Plymouth, 2019)
    In order for online systems to transact business or exchange other sensitive information, there must be an environment where the parties involved can verify that the other is who they claim to be. Authentication mechanisms ...
  • Affirmative Action policy and Labour Market Structure: Evidence from Saudi Arabia 

    Alothman, Abdullah (University of Plymouth, 2017)
    Few public and social policy subjects have attracted as much attention as Affirmative Action Policy (AAP) in social sciences. AAP’s main aim is to eliminate or prevent past discrimination against disadvantaged groups and ...
  • The Agile Model-Driven Method 

    Mairon, Klaus (University of Plymouth, 2019)
    Today the development of business applications is influenced by increased project complexity, shortened development cycles and high expectations in quality. Rising costs in the software development are an additional ...
  • AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT REVIEW: SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW AND CASE STUDY OF LOCAL AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) 

    Shenton, Amanda (University of Plymouth, 2018)
    Advancements in the scientific understanding in the associated health implications of air pollution, coupled with raised public awareness and media coverage has brought this ever evolving public and environmental health ...
  • Algorithmic Sovereignty 

    Roio, Denis (University of Plymouth, 2018)
    This thesis describes a practice based research journey across various projects dealing with the design of algorithms, to highlight the governance implications in design choices made on them. The research provides answers ...
  • ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF CASTELLATED BEAMS 

    Elaiwi, Sahar Sahib (University of Plymouth, 2019)
    The castellated beam is one of the steel members which uses less material, but has equal performance as the I-beam of the same size. Most of the castellated beams are fabricated from a standard universal I-beam or H-column, ...
  • Analysis of competition in European open access long-distance passenger rail markets 

    Feuerstein, Lisa Irene (University of Plymouth, 2020)
    This thesis explores factors influencing open access competition in long-distance passenger rail transport in Europe. It fills a gap in the existing literature by providing expert opinions on open access competition, by ...
  • Analysis of Embodied and Situated Systems from an Antireductionist Perspective 

    Da Rold, Federico (University of Plymouth, 2018)
    The analysis of embodied and situated agents form a dynamical system perspective is often limited to a geometrical and qualitative description. However, a quantitative analysis is necessary to achieve a deep understanding ...
  • Analysis of factors influencing early outcome following liver resection 

    Wiggans, Matthew (University of Plymouth, 2021)
    Introduction The primary aim was to investigate factors associated with post-operative morbidity and mortality following liver resection. A secondary aim was to analyse the outcome of liver resection for colorectal liver ...

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