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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Steven
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-11T11:36:36Z
dc.date.available2020-06-11T11:36:36Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79389
dc.description.abstractThe western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is one of the most valuable pollinators in the global agriculture industry. However, recent years have seen a decrease in the worldwide honey bee population through colony collapse, disease, pests, urban growth, climate change, and the increased use of pesticides. This thesis explores the quality of open data available to researchers interested in understanding the geographic distribution of honey bee diseases and pests in Nova Scotia, Canada, and identifies locations within the province that may be vulnerable for honey bees. Results of a Land Suitability Analysis using geographic information systems (GIS) software show that GIS can be used to identify regions that meet certain conditions related to disease and pest development. However, this research concludes that more credible, relevant, and legitimate information needs to be accessible through data portals and requests for information for GIS to be more useful in this capacity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systemsen_US
dc.subjectHoney Beeen_US
dc.subjectHoneybeeen_US
dc.subjectHoney bee Diseaseen_US
dc.subjectHoneybee diseaseen_US
dc.subjectNova Scotiaen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectHoneybee pesten_US
dc.subjectHoney bee pesten_US
dc.subjectChalkbrooden_US
dc.subjectAmerican Foulbrooden_US
dc.titleApplying Geographic Information Systems to the Study of Honey Bee Diseases and Pestsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2020-04-27
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Information Managementen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Informationen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerJames Boxallen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorJanet Musicen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Bertrum MacDonalden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Chris Greeneen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJennifer Grek Martinen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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