Income and employment among the native Indian population in Manitoba : a comparison of human capital and dual labour market theories

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dc.contributor.author Glaister, Robert John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T14:35:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T14:35:44Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72772836 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/6311
dc.description.abstract ...A survey of Manitoba ant-aphid associations was conducted by collecting and identifying samples of ants and aphids found together on aphid host plants. Qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the interactions of Formica oreas comptula with Symydobius americanus, Chaitophorus saliciniger and Pterocomma smithiae was carried out during 1977 at Birds Hill Park. Data were analyzed by stepwise multiple linear regression analyses. Twenty-seven species (seven genera) of ants tending 62 species (28 genera) of aphids on 39 host plants were collected in Manitoba during 1976 and 1977. Formica species were the dominant aphid-attendants and Aphis species wee the most frequently attended aphids. 9.7% of the associations contained two different ant species or genera together; usually one was the true aphid-attendant and the other a scavenger species. F. oreas comptula workers were always present at the aphid colonies, at least until mid-June; however, the individual aphid-attendants changed throughout the day and night. Demand for aphid honeydew diminished by mid-June, possibly due to departure of males and queens from the ant nest. Aphid excretory behavior changed when this decrease in ant attendance occurred, and other ant species were then frequently observed at or near the aphid colonies. Marking experiments suggested that age polyethism and task fidelity exist in F. oreas comptula, and that some ants which were present at the aphid colonies in the spring may have been foragers surviving from the previous summer... F. oreas comptula were aggressive toward moving insects near the aphid colonies they were tending; they did not respond to syrphid larvae feeding on the aphids. Aphid parasitism and predation were not prevented by the ants' presence, and were greatest in colonies of C. saliciniger. en_US
dc.format.extent 95 leaves : en_US
dc.language en en_US
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dc.title Income and employment among the native Indian population in Manitoba : a comparison of human capital and dual labour market theories en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Economics en_US

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