Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Quantity of Rhamnus cathartica L. (European buckthorn) found to have a deleterious effect on vegetative abundance and diversity on the Lady Eaton Drumlin, Trent University
Acknowledgments -- Introduction. Geographical history. The Lady Eaton Drumlin. Invasive species. Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn). Description -- Purpose -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion. Is eradication of invasive species necessary/feasible? Regulation -- Removal methods. Uprooting. Chemical. Fire. Grazing -- In summary. Recommendations. Future studies. Additional resources. In closing -- References -- Appendix., By: Jess Bolle. --, Completed for: Trent Nature Areas. Supervising Professor: David Beresford, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: May 2012., Includes bibliographic references., Biology 3890Y: Community-Based Research Project.
Making connections
This project studies rural transportation in Peterborough County. The aim of the project is to identify and provide suggestions to improve transportation in Peterborough County. Peterborough County has an aging population and this report will attempt to anticipate these future problems and issues., Abstract -- Introduction -- Key issues -- Methods -- Regional profile -- Peterborough profile -- Inventory -- Case studies -- Interviews -- Discussion -- Recommendations -- Conclusions -- References., By Liam Reilly and David Westbrook. --, Completed for: Peterborough Social Planning Council. Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliographic references., Geography 4700Y : Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
Popular education for gardens
1. Soil amendment practices -- [sic] 1. Intensive gardening -- 2. Featured crops -- 3. Alternative agriculture -- 4. Seed saving -- 5. Education and gardening -- 6. Conclusion., By: Emily Mask. --, Completed for: Trent Vegetable Gardens. Supervising Professor: Tom Hutchison. Date of Project Submission: August 2012., Includes bibliography., Environmental Resource Studies 3830Y: Community-based research project.
Valuing arts, culture and heritage
By: Caileigh Morrison. --, Completed for: Kawartha Heritage Conservancy. Supervising Professor: Keith Waldon, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: February 2012., Includes bibliography., Canadian Studies 3810Y: Community-Based Research Project.
Sustainable food sourcing
Locally sourced food is a more sustainable, more ecologically friendly alternative to mainstream methods such as buying through a large scale food distribution wholesaler. Accessing local producers affords the buyer a greater degree of power over how their produce is grown, harvested, stored and transported and so on. When interacting with a producer, buyers have options; they may purchase food once its harvested, at a farmers market, roadside stand or at a retailer., Abstract -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background and context -- 3. Methodology. 3.1 Research and analysis methodology. 3.2 Stakeholders. 3.3 Interviews -- 4. Introduction to forward contracting -- 5. Literature review. 5.1 Sysco. 5.2 Colorado crop to cuisine. 5.3 McCain. 5.4 Blue skies. 5.5 Sisters of St. Ann. 5.6 Ignatius farms -- 6. Findings -- 6.1 Interviews. 6.2 Advantages and concerns. 6.3 Alternatives to forward contracts. 6.4 Best practices regarding forward contracting. 6.5 Incentive instruments -- [sic] 6. Conclusion -- 7. Recommendations -- 8. Works cited -- 9.1 Appendix A -- 9.2 Appendix B., By Ryan Ciccale and Diego Garcia. --, Completed for: The Seasoned Spoon Cafe. Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: May 2012. Term: Fall/Winter 2011-12., Includes bibliography., International Development Studies 4200Y - Assessment of Development Projects.
A cultural history of Lakefield Lift Lock
The purpose of this project is to document the cultural landscape at the Lakefield Lock Station over the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The project will focus on the development of the lumering industry with emphasis on the early construction and infrastrucutre development in Lakefield and surrounding areas along the Trent Severn Waterway., Abstract -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Key research terms. 1.2 Study area. -- 2.0 Literature review. 2.1 Staples theory. 2.2 Historical geography. 2.3 Historical record. 2.4 Local literature -- 3.0 Methods. 3.1 Archival research. 3.2 Interaction with local historians. 3.3 Primary sources. 3.4 Photographs -- 4.0 Results. 4.1 Key settlers. 4.2 Samuel Dickson. 4.3 Samuel Strickland. 4.4 Cavendish. 4.5 Timber trade. 4.6 Mills. 4.7 Strickland mill. 4.8 Perry mill. 4.9 Cavendish mill. 5.0 Herriot mill. 5.1 Dickson mill -- 6.0 Conclusion -- 7.0 Recommendations -- 8.0 Appendix -- 9.0 Bibliography., By Rebecca Williams. --, Completed for: Parks Canada (Trent Severn Waterway Historical Site). Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliography., Geography 4700Y - Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
YWCA court support project
The purpose of this project was to help supplement local YWCA research and inform a local domestic abuse intiative interested in creating a collaborative hub. This report is broken into two sections - a literature review and a research paper, and althought the two, at first, seem unrelated, they are very much connected., Acknowledgments -- Executive summary -- Key words -- Literature review -- Enhancing synergy between domestic abuse agencies in a multidisciplinary setting: Challenges and best practices -- Bibliography., by Rachelia Giardino. --, Completed for: YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton. Supervising Professor: Casey Ready. Term: Fall-Winter 2011-2012., Includes bibliography., CAST 4770 - Studies in Canadian Social Policy.
Indigenous community garden needs assessment
A. Survey questions -- B. Survey responses -- C. An overview of selected community garden models -- D. Researcher's reflections., By: Bennett Bedoukian. --, INDG 3860.
Biophysical Inventory
The Whitfield Wetland Biophysical Asessment was completed for the Otonabee Conservation Foundation by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority in 2007. This project was initiated as a result of the identified need for a scientific evaluation of the property and adjacent lands to assist in the creation of a management plan for the property., Executive summary -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Wetland characteristics. 1.2 Study purpose. 1.3 Study area, location and description. 1.4 Study program -- 2.0 Physical description -- 3.0 Water quality assessment. 3.1 Water chemistry. 3.2 Benthic macroinvertebrates. 3.3 Water quality discussion -- 4.0 Vegetation assessment. 4.1 Methodlogy. 4.2 Ecological land classification (ELC). Vegetation inventory -- 5.0 Wildlife inventory and habitat assessment. 5.1 Birds. 5.2 Mammals. 5.3 Reptiles. 5.4 Amphibians. 5.5 Fisheries -- 6.0 Conclusions -- 7.0 Recommendations. 7.1 Flora. 7.2 Fauna. 7.3 Water quality. 7.4 Public access and potential for development. 7.5 Educational opportunities. 7.6 Restoration/stewardship opportunities -- 8.0 Future study/monitoring programs -- References -- Glossary., By Sarah Hogg. --, Includes bibliographic references., BIOL 491H - Reading Course.
Inventory of Food Product Terminology
Introduction -- Background -- Methodology -- Literature summary -- List of terms -- References., By Alexandra Hume. --, Includes bibliographic references., ERS 384H: Community-based research project.
Healthy child development presentations
By: Lesa Fox. --, NURS 302H
Popular Education Evaluation for ORCA
Lesson plans. i) Tag game: Life cycle of aquatic insects. ii) Benthic education program. iii) Frog education program. iv) Planting education program. v) Snake education program. vi) Tree education program. vii) Turtles education program. viii) Water quality education program. ix) Watershed in action program. x) Who polluted the river? : Pollution education -- Essays and reports. xi) Essay: A review of environmental education and its importance. xii) Final suggestions for ORCA's environmental education., By Peter Faught. --, Includes bibliographic references., BIOL 3901H: Reading Course.

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