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A knowledgebased system for automated discovery of ecological interactions in flowervisiting data.
(2017)Studies on the community ecology of flowervisiting insects, which can be inferred to pollinate flowers, are important in agriculture and nature conservation. Many scientific observations of flowervisiting insects are ... 
Leaf recognition for accurate plant classification.
(2017)Plants are the most important living organisms on our planet because they are sources of energy and protect our planet against global warming. Botanists were the first scientist to design techniques for plant species ... 
Lie group analysis of exotic options.
(2013)Exotic options are derivatives which have features that makes them more complex than vanilla traded products. Thus, finding their fair value is not always an easy task. We look at a particular example of the exotic options ... 
Lie symmetries of junction conditions for radiating stars.
(2011)We consider shearfree radiating spherical stars in general relativity. In particular we study the junction condition relating the pressure to the heat flux at the boundary of the star. This is a nonlinear equation in ... 
Likelihood based statistical methods for estimating HIV incidence rate.
(2013)Estimation of current levels of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence is essential for monitoring the impact of an epidemic, determining public health priorities, assessing the impact of interventions and for ... 
Linear model diagnostics and measurement error
(20100907)The general linear model, the weighted linear model, and the generalized linear model are presented in detail. Diagnostic tools for the linear models are considered. In general the standard analysis for linear models does ... 
Longitudinal analysis of the effect of climatic factors on the wood anatomy of two eucalypt clones
(2010)Eucalypt trees are one of tree species used for the manufacturing of papers in South Africa. The manufacturing of paper consists of cooking the wood with chemicals until obtaining a pulp. The wood is made of different ... 
Longitudinal analysis of the effect of climatic factors on the wood anatomy of two eucalypt clones.
(2010)Eucalypt trees are one of tree species used for the manufacturing of papers in South Africa. The manufacturing of paper consists of cooking the wood with chemicals until obtaining a pulp. The wood is made of different ... 
Longitudinal survey data analysis.
(2006)To investigate the effect of environmental pollution on the health of children in the Durban South Industrial Basin (DSIB) due to its proximity to industrial activities, 233 children from five primary schools were considered. ... 
The management of missing categorical data : comparison of multiple imputation and subset correspondence analysis.
(2015)Missing data is a common problem in research and the manner in which this ‘missingness’ is managed, is crucial to the validity of analysis outcomes. This study illustrates the use of two diverse methods to handle, in ... 
Mathematical modeling of cancer treatments and the role of the immune system response to tumor invasion.
(2015)Despite the success of traditional cancer treatments, a definite cure to several cancers does not exist. Further, the traditional cancer treatments are highly toxic and have a relatively low efficacy. Current research ... 
Mathematical modeling of R5 and X4 HIV : from within host dynamics to the epidemiology of HIV infection.
Most existing models have considered the immunological processes occurring within the host and the epidemiological processes occurring at population level as decoupled systems. We present a new model using continuous ... 
Mathematical models for heat and mass transfer in nanofluid flows.
(2018)The behaviour and evolution of most physical phenomena is often best described using mathematical models in the form of systems of ordinary and partial differential equations. A typical example of such phenomena is the ... 
Matrices of graphs and designs with emphasis on their integral eigenpair balance characteristic.
(2014)The interplay between graphs and designs is well researched. In this dissertation we connect designs and graphs entirely through their associated matrices – the incidence matrix for designs and the adjacency matrix for ... 
Matrix models of population theory.
(2013)Nonnegative matrices arise naturally in population models. In this thesis, we first study Perron Frobenius theory of nonnegative irreducible matrices. We use this theory to investigate the asymptotic behaviour ... 
Meansquare fractional calculus and some applications.
(2012)The fractional calculus of deterministic functions is well known and widely used. Meansquare calculus is a calculus that is suitable for use when dealing with secondorder stochastic processes. In this dissertation we ... 
Measurement and modelling of households' demand and access to basic water in relation to the rapidly increasing household numbers in South Africa.
(2010)Service delivery in postapartheid South Africa has become a topical issue both in the academia and the political arena . The rise of social movements, the xenophobic tensions of May 2008 and protest actions could be ... 
Measuring poverty and child malnutrition with their determinants from household survey data.
(2016)The eradication of poverty and malnutrition is the main objective of most societies and policy makers. But in most cases, developing a perfect or accurate poverty and malnutrition assessment tool to target the poor ...