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Domestic Carnivore Interactions With Wildlife in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile: Husbandry and Perceptions of Impact From a Community Perspective

Description: This article contains results of surveys to pet owners and non-owners living in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in order to understand husbandry and perceptions of impacts by unconfined, domestic carnivores.
Date: June 2, 2017
Creator: Schüttler, Elke; Saavedra-Aracena, Lorena & Jiménez, Jaime E.
Partner: UNT College of Science

Niche Expansion of an Invasive Predator (Neovison vison), Prey Response, and Facilitative Interactions with Other Invasive Mammals at the Southern End of the Americas: Conservation Challenges and Potential Solutions

Description: The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve is located at the southern tip of South America. This large archipelago is considered one of the last pristine areas left on the world. Despite it being an unpopulated area with most of the native forest cover intact, it has not been exempt from biological invasions, one of the major drivers of biodiversity loss. Three species that naturally interact in their native range in North America – American beavers (Castor canadensis), muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus), and American mink (Neovison vison) – were independently introduced in this remote region. In my dissertation, I investigated (i) the hypothesis of niche expansion in the invasive mink population on Navarino Island towards terrestrial habitats; (ii) potential mink impact on breeding success of forest-bird populations; (iii) habitat selection of small-rodent species and their perception on the mink's novel predation risk; and (iv) the dynamics of multiple-species invasions under the hypothesis of an invasional meltdown. Additionally, I worked within the framework of environmental philosophy. I provide an example of combining ecological and cultural dimensions within the International Long-Term Ecological Research network to disentangle the ethical dilemmas that surround the management of invasive species. I finally proposed a management plan based on the idea of multiple invasive species management, discussing potential solutions to overcome the challenges that the control of invasive species represent and to more effectively protect the biological integrity of the native ecosystems.
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Date: December 2017
Creator: Crego, Ramiro Daniel
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The Pacific Alliance: A Trade Integration Initiative in Latin America

Description: The Pacific Alliance is a regional integration initiative formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru on April 28, 2011. Its main purpose is for members to form a regional trading bloc and forge stronger economic ties with the Asia-Pacific region. This report provides an overview of the structure of the Pacific Alliance, events leading up to its creation, and the economic significance of the Member countries.
Date: October 9, 2014
Creator: Villarreal, M. Angeles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis

Description: This report provides a comparative economic analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries and their economic relations with the United States. It suggests that the TPP negotiating partners encompass great diversity in population, economic development, and trade and investment patterns with the United States.
Date: June 10, 2013
Creator: Williams, Brock R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Description: This report examines the potential implications of a prospective Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) on the U.S. textile manufacturing industry. The TPP is a proposed regional free trade agreement (FTA) currently under negotiation among 11 Pacific Rim countries.
Date: August 28, 2014
Creator: Platzer, Michaela D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis

Description: This report focuses primarily on U.S. economic interests in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. It provides a comparative economic analysis of the countries currently negotiating the TPP and describes the U.S. trade flows with these countries at the bilateral level and in relation to the countries' economic linkages with the rest of the world. It also provides information on the existing trade agreements of TPP countries. As such, this report aims to serve as an introduction to the economic relationship these countries have, both individually and collectively, with the United States.
Date: January 29, 2013
Creator: Williams, Brock R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Description: This report discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a free trade agreement that includes nations on both sides of the Pacific. Original members of the TPP were Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore. The United States, Australia, Peru, and Vietnam have committed themselves to joining and expanding this group. This report discusses similar trade partnerships, the importance of Asia to U.S. trade and security interests, and U.S. participation in the TPP.
Date: June 25, 2010
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F. & Vaughn, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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1985 Oil Production of 21 Oil Producing Non-OPEC Countries

Description: This report assesses the possibility of increased oil production from 21 less developed non-OPEC countries (excluding the Middle East and Mexico) by 1985. The forecast is compared with those prepared by the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, and others. The 21 Latin American, African, and Far East (including Asia) countries produce 2.5 million barrels of oil per day (BD) or 4.2% of world production, and they have 21 billion barrels of proved reserves, or 3.2% of the world total. In recent years these countries have consumed 3.1 million BD, some 0.9 million barrels in excess of their production. By 1985, the 21 countries may produce 3.9 million BD, an average annual increase of 5.0%; however, demand is expected to increase at an annual rate of 3.5% to 4.4 million BD. The net effect is that the 1985 aggregated supply-demand balance will be in deficit, by nearly 560 thousand BD, compared to slightly more than 930 thousand BD in 1976.
Date: March 1, 1979
Creator: Warner, Arthur J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Potential Niche Expansion of the American Mink Invading a Remote Island Free of Nativepredatory Mammals

Description: This article evaluates whether the lack of potential predators and competitors, together with a more diurnal and terrestrial prey, have resulted in the mink expanding its spatial and temporal niche on Navarino Island as compared to that in its native habitats,
Date: December 16, 2017
Creator: Crego, Ramiro D.; Jiménez, Jaime E. & Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Bob Kap Archive #3: South American Tour of Canada Team

Description: Home movies that document the 1962 World Cup held in various cities throughout Chile. The film begins with still portraits of Brazilian soccer players before transitioning to scenes of city streets, sightseeing, soccer games and practice drills, and soccer players traveling. The film is silent and alternates between color and black and white images.
Date: 1962-05-30/1962-06-17
Duration: 47 minutes 08 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Bob Kap Archives #6

Description: Home movies of soccer games, circa 1962. The majority of footage appears to be of the 1962 World Cup, held in Chile. Players from several countries are depicted warming up and greeting fans. The film is silent and alternates between color and black and white images. The film opens with footage of a military band and soldiers in dress uniform marching on the soccer field. The film ends with what appears to be the medal ceremony for the final of the 1962 World Cup, with Brazilian soccer captain Mauro Ramos accepting the Jules Rimet trophy for his team's defeat over Czechoslovakia.
Date: 1962~
Duration: 22 minutes 47 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Bob Kap Archive #5: Canada

Description: Home movies of soccer games, circa 1962. Judging from the reel's title, most of the games depicted took place in Canada but some footage appears to be from the 1962 World Cup, held in Chile. The film is silent and alternates between color and black and white images.
Date: 1962~
Duration: 30 minutes 42 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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