Tamara L. Church

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To exploit the promised benefits of engineered nanomaterials, it is necessary to improve our knowledge of their bioavailability and toxicity. The interactions between engineered nanomaterials and vascular plants are of particular concern, as plants closely interact with soil, water, and the atmosphere, and constitute one of the main routes of exposure for(More)
This report describes and discusses the history, clinical, pathologic, epidemiologic, and human health aspects of an outbreak of Mycobacterium bovis infection in domestic wapiti in Alberta between 1990 and 1993, shortly after legislative changes allowing game farming. The extent and seriousness of the outbreak of M. bovis in wapiti in Alberta was not fully(More)
Data on the bioavailability and toxicity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the environment, and, in particular, on their interactions with vascular plants, are limited. We investigated the effects of industrial-grade multiwalled CNTs (75 wt% CNTs) and their impurities on alfalfa and wheat. Phytotoxicity assays were performed during both seed germination and(More)
Epidemic curves, odds ratios and chisquare were used to investigate an epidemic of respiratory disease in a pen of feedlot cattle. The cattle were divided into four groups by an eartag number received at processing. Data for each group were collected from feedlot records describing purchase, transportation and processing histories, daily feeding methods,(More)
Diphenylvinylphosphine oxides and di- and trisubstituted vinylphosphonates have been employed as substrates in iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenations. Complete conversions and excellent enantioselectivities (up to and above 99% ee) were observed for a range of substrates with both aromatic and aliphatic groups at the prochiral carbon. We have also(More)
Raman spectroscopy is among the primary techniques for the characterisation of graphene materials, as it provides insights into the quality of measured graphenes including their structure and conductivity as well as the presence of dopants. However, our ability to draw conclusions based on such spectra is limited by a lack of understanding regarding the(More)
Catalysis- and sorption-enhanced biomass gasification is a promising route to high-purity hydrogen (H(2)); however, most CaO-based sorbents for CO(2) capture have poor surface area and mechanical properties, lose carrying capacity over multiple uses, and have insufficient porosity to accommodate extra catalyst sites. We aimed to develop a high-surface-area(More)