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Integration of Bayesian Inference Techniques with Mathematical Modeling [chapter]

G. Arhonditsis, S. Stremilov, A. Gudimov, M. Ramin, W. Zhang
2011 Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science  
My study addresses this question using a 15 complex ecosystem model, developed to guide the water quality criteria setting 16 process in the Hamilton Harbour (Ontario, Canada), along with a simpler plankton  ...  The Bayesian nature of my work is used: (i) to alleviate problems 23 of spatiotemporal resolution mismatch between watershed and receiving waterbody 24 models; and (ii) to overcome the conceptual or scale  ...  Generally, the modeling analysis 230 provides evidence that the two criteria are achievable, but the water quality setting 231 process should accommodate the natural variability by allowing for a realistic  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-374711-2.00910-4 fatcat:ztvgc5ejsff3ned6sgedmqfrai

What has been accomplished twenty years after the Oreskes et al. (1994) critique? Current state and future perspectives of environmental modeling in the Great Lakes

George B. Arhonditsis, Craig A. Stow, Yerubandi R. Rao, Gurbir Perhar
2014 Journal of Great Lakes research  
Current state and future perspectives of environmental modeling in the Great Lakes "...Complete [model] confirmation is logically precluded by the fallacy of affirming the consequent and by incomplete  ...  Models can only be evaluated in relative terms, and their predictive value is always open to question. The primary value of models is heuristic..." [Oreskes et al. (1994)] http://dx.  ...  Based on the Hamilton Harbour Area of Concern (AOC), Wellen et al. (2014-in this issue) and Kim et al. (2014-in this issue) offered two additional case studies to illustrate the benefits of Bayesian  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2014.11.002 fatcat:japd3mrwureihnigjdz3t7yttu

Can simple phosphorus mass balance models guide management decisions? A case study in the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, Canada

Weitao Zhang, Dong-Kyun Kim, Yerubandi R. Rao, Sue Watson, Shan Mugalingam, Tanya Labencki, Maria Dittrich, Andrew Morley, George B. Arhonditsis
2013 Ecological Modelling  
The latter contention is particularly important when the water quality criteria setting process opts for a finer spatiotemporal resolution (Reckhow et al., 2005) .  ...  We test the capacity of an existing simple mass-balance total phosphorus (TP) model to evaluate nutrient loading scenarios in the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, Canada.  ...  The integration of the two models was founded upon a Bayesian configuration to describe probabilistically the relationships among the water quality variables; an essential characteristic if predictions  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.02.023 fatcat:p44ee2hxnrajpdp26qqn5m6bcq

Mapping invasive Phragmites australis in the coastal Great Lakes with ALOS PALSAR satellite imagery for decision support

Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Kurt P. Kowalski, Martha L. Carlson Mazur, Kirk A. Scarbrough, Richard B. Powell, Colin N. Brooks, Brian Huberty, Liza K. Jenkins, Elizabeth C. Banda, David M. Galbraith, Zachary M. Laubach, Kevin Riordan
2013 Journal of Great Lakes research  
Mercury levels in the Great Lakes region have been monitored since the 1970s after the first signing of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.  ...  Ontario (LO) and Superior (LS).  ...  agency water quality criteria.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.11.001 fatcat:nkzrhb6i4fdp7eje2qd5qsahwu

A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll

Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, Robert A. Shuchman, Andrew M. Deines, David B. Bunnell, Zachary B. Raymer, Mark W. Rogers, Whitney Woelmer, David H. Bennion, Colin N. Brooks, Matthew A. Whitley, David M. Warner (+1 others)
2015 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll.  ...  major waterbodies with gradients in productivity and water quality, Lakes Erie (August 2014) and Winnipeg (Sept-Oct 2013 and 2014).  ...  We will present these data, showing instances of severe CO 2 limitation in both lakes, and major spatial differences in Net P and respiration rates, for example with areas in Lake Erie near the Detroit  ... 
doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1029099 fatcat:5uugnnzklrgtlam6gfq7gwlxsy

Using Multitemporal Imagery to Improve Mapping and Inventory of Forested Roads in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

David M. Banach, Colin N. Brooks, Mark A. Fedora
2016 Transportation Research Record  
major waterbodies with gradients in productivity and water quality, Lakes Erie (August 2014) and Winnipeg (Sept-Oct 2013 and 2014).  ...  We will present these data, showing instances of severe CO 2 limitation in both lakes, and major spatial differences in Net P and respiration rates, for example with areas in Lake Erie near the Detroit  ...  Examples of algal blooms from Hamilton Harbour and the Bay of Quinte in Lake Ontario were chosen as case studies.  ... 
doi:10.3141/2580-07 fatcat:hvnrxsqcwzgbjiogbyo6ltfcry

New Method for Calculating Causal Relationships (At: XXIII International Biometric Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada, page 49)

Ilija Barukčić
2006 Zenodo  
A new method for calculating causal relationships has been presented at this conference.  ...  Adekpedjou, University of South Carolina 09:00 T3.5 Bayesian Mixture Models for Analysis of Time Series of Satellite Imagery: Monitoring Water Quality Measures C. L.  ...  Young, University of Strathclyde F5.2 Bayesian Analysis for Joint Modelling of Longitudinal Data and Survival Events in Mean- Covariance Model Y.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3902085 fatcat:fiwpmehgwzbwnfc6ths447hk7i

24(th) Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research/24(e) Congrès Annuel Canadien de Recherche sur le VIH/sida CAHR Committees / Comités de l'ACRV

2015 Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology  
In order to optimize the use of IL-7 in therapeutic settings, it is crucial to understand how expression of the IL-7 receptor is regulated.  ...  During HIV infection, circulating cells harbouring the signature of CD161+ cells are impaired in blood and mucosal compartments.  ...  METHODS: Three Aboriginal sharing circles (focus groups) were conducted in Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  ... 
pmid:26015799 pmcid:PMC4427862 fatcat:hjukjvydzna4pnrq2uzc2hbooi

Conference 2018: Translating Innovative Technology to Patient Care. An international symposium held jointly by CSPS, CSPT, and CC-CRS, May 22-25, 2018, Toronto, ON, Canada

Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sci. (CSPS)
2018 Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Innovative Biomaterials for Drug Delivery12. Pharmacogenomic Implementation13. Drug Therapy in Children  ...  Award: Presentation & Lecture.Conference Sessions:Special Session: Innovation and Management of Modern Pharmaceuticals1.  ...  Acknowledgments: This study is supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (RGPIN-2015-04254)  ... 
doi:10.18433/jpps30085 fatcat:co7khrqn2jh3db4u3wa7r2nyyq

Genetic Discontinuity between the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk Populations in Newfoundland, Canada

Ana T. Duggan, Alison J.T. Harris, Stephanie Marciniak, Ingeborg Marshall, Melanie Kuch, Andrew Kitchen, Gabriel Renaud, John Southon, Ben Fuller, Janet Young, Stuart Fiedel, G. Brian Golding (+2 others)
2017 Current Biology  
EXPERIMENTAL MODEL AND SUBJECT DETAILS Ethics Clearance We applied and obtained ethics approval from the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board #2016-2290-T, to sequence and study non-health related  ...  We thank Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant program (no. 435-2014-0975), the Canada Research Chairs program (HNP), the Wilson Foundation, Ontario Genomics Institute  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.053 pmid:29033326 fatcat:ngddkmqdwnhdvaufglvxg7slua

Turning the Tide on HIV: 23rdAnnual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research

2014 Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology  
Eligibility criteria included being >15 years of age, living in Ontario, and having had sex or interest in having sex with another man.  ...  An integrated theoretical model composed of the Andersen Gelberg behavioural model for vulnerable populations with an overarching intersectionality framework will be used to direct analysis.  ...  Region of birth was: Canada 40%, Caribbean 30% and Africa 26%. 84% of participants believed condoms prevent AIDS/HIV though this was significantly lower (75 vs 88%) in those under 25 years of age. 30%  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/148567 fatcat:vsfzrkkh7fd6hezjlreppkb7fm

AMMI Canada–CACMID 2008 Annual Conference February 27 – March 2, 2008 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

2008 Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology  
METHODS: The Ontario Central Public Health Laboratory serves as the major diagnostic facility for identification of NVG outbreaks in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, and schools.  ...  Latent class regression models provide a means for estimating sensitivity and specificity when a gold standard is lacking.  ...  This study aimed to establish the prevalence of QRNG in Ontario and to identify risk factors for QRNG infection in a Canadian setting.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2008/524982 fatcat:zep4bvgx2vcgxjivatz2za6cry

Full Issue PDF

Dwayne Lepitzki
2019 Canadian field-naturalist  
This year we had two applications for sponsorship to the Youth Summit of Ontario Nature. Both candidates were judged worthy to attend and have done so.  ...  The committee is grateful for the help it received from leaders, volunteers, and experts too numerous to list.  ...  Models were estimated with Bayesian inference.  ... 
doi:10.22621/cfn.v133i1.2773 fatcat:hrgxeodazvb7zg563jnx4oznrq

Program and Abstracts from the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™2016

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
2016 Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology  
involved in tellurite resistance (COG3615), and DNA uptake process and recombination (COG4469) ( < 7.78 × 10 −4 ).  ...  Among 3,773 KEGG and 3,618 COG functions, we found several nominal associations with IP, the most significant being involved in tyrosine metabolism and degradation of aromatic compounds (K01826), possibly  ...  Jean Palmer-statistical analysis. Funding Agencies: Gilead Sciences Canada for financial support of statistical analysis, None Acknowledgments. Jean Palmer for statistical analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/4792898 pmid:27563641 pmcid:PMC4980872 fatcat:ti3volyn4bgu7fc7gs37bv6i5e

International EcoHealth One Health Congress 2016

2016 EcoHealth  
The hydroelectric plants in Brazil, despite having severe impacts on the environment and health of the population, were approved and released for construction before the impacts were properly assessed,  ...  The statistical analysis showed the construction of hydroelectric plants have contributed to increase the dengue cases in the state (p 0.05) and the annual average cost has increased from US$ 2,462,528  ...  Neighborhood level) and a set of criteria (determinants of health) against which these alternatives are to be evaluated and compared 2-Modelling and results analysis 3-Comparison of the modeling results  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10393-016-1182-0 pmid:27752838 fatcat:vq33qrth5rgjpkjxwnpx4fc4r4
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