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  • Lanthanide Luminescence and its Applications in Forensic Science

    Parnell, Antony Joseph (University of Waikato, 2011)
    Lanthanide compounds, specifically those containing europium and terbium can exhibit luminescent properties when combined with ligands that promote this characteristic. Lanthanide luminescence has proven to have an array ...
  • Laowai: Contested Identity and Imagined Community among Shanghai's Expatriates

    Foote, David (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Considering their significance to the globalised economy, expatriate communities have attracted relatively little scholarly scrutiny. Much has been written about non-Western migration to the West, but there has been little ...
  • Laplace transform-based theoretical foundations and experimental validation: low-frequency supercapacitor circulation for efficiency improvements in linear regulators

    Kankanamge, Kosala; Kularatna, Nihal; Steyn-Ross, D. Alistair (Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2012)
    Supercapacitor circulation techniques can be used to improve the end-to-end efficiency of linear regulators based on commercial low drop-out regulators (LDO). In this approach, one or more supercapacitors are used in series ...
  • Laplace-type equations as conformal superintegrable systems

    Kalnins, Ernie G.; Kress, Jonathan M.; Miller, W., Jr.; Post, Sarah (Elsevier, 2010)
    We lay out the foundations of the theory of second order conformal superintegrable systems. Such systems are essentially Laplace equations on a manifold with an added potential: (Δn+V(x))Ψ=0. Distinct families of second ...
  • Laptops for teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 1 to 3)

    Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann; Forret, Michael (Ministry of Education, 2010)
    The purpose of this evaluation is to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme: TELA (referred to from here as the TELA scheme) on teachers’ work over a period of three years (2006, 2007, 2008) and to ...
  • Laptops for teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 4 to 6)

    Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann; Forret, Michael; McGee, Clive; Miller, Thelma (Ministry of Education, 2010)
    The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (referred to from here as the TELA scheme) on Years 4 to 6 teachers’ work over a period of three years (2004-2006) and to ...
  • Laptops for teachers: practices and possibilities

    Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann (Routledge, 2011)
    The Laptops for Teachers scheme in New Zealand provides teachers whose schools opt into the scheme access to a laptop for their exclusive use. This paper reports on the findings of the three‐year evaluation of the impact ...
  • Large leaves in warm, moist environments confer an advantage in seedling light interception efficiency.

    Lusk, Christopher H.; Grierson, Ella R.P.; Laughlin, Daniel C. (2019)
    Leaf size varies conspicuously along environmental gradients. Small leaves help plants cope with drought and frost, because of the effect of leaf size on boundary layer conductance; it is less clear what advantage large ...
  • Large mass-independent oxygen isotope fractionations in mid-Proterozoic sediments: Evidence for a low-oxygen atmosphere?

    Planavsky, Noah J.; Reinhard, Christopher T.; Isson, Terry T.; Ozaki, Kazumi; Crockford, Peter W. (Mary Ann LIebert, 2020)
    Earth's ocean-atmosphere system has undergone a dramatic but protracted increase in oxygen (O₂) abundance. This environmental transition ultimately paved the way for the rise of multicellular life and provides a blueprint ...
  • Large scale K-means clustering using GPUs

    Li, Mi; Frank, Eibe; Pfahringer, Bernhard (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022)
    The k-means algorithm is widely used for clustering, compressing, and summarizing vector data. We present a fast and memory-efficient GPU-based algorithm for exact k-means, Asynchronous Selective Batched K-means (ASB ...
  • Large-scale attribute selection using wrappers

    Gutlein, Martin; Frank, Eibe; Hall, Mark A.; Karwath, Andreas (IEEE Computer Society, 2009)
    Scheme-specific attribute selection with the wrapper and variants of forward selection is a popular attribute selection technique for classification that yields good results. However, it can run the risk of overfitting ...
  • Large-scale automatic species identification

    Mo, Jeff; Frank, Eibe; Vetrova, Varvara (Springer, 2017)
    The crowd-sourced Naturewatch GBIF dataset is used to obtain a species classification dataset containing approximately 1.2 million photos of nearly 20 thousand different species of biological organisms observed in their ...
  • Larrikins in the Te Aroha district, mostly in the nineteenth century

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Larrikinism was offensive to the respectable, who worried about its causes and what was to be done to curtail it. Examples are given of the wide variety of petty but annoying behaviour indulged in by young men, at all kinds ...
  • Larval fish of Tauranga Harbour

    Brooke, Nathania (University of Waikato, 2015)
    Estuaries are important nursery habitats for many fish species, both in New Zealand and worldwide, characterised by high levels of primary production, shallow warmer waters, and affording relative protection from predators. ...
  • Laser desorption ionisation–time of flight mass spectrometry of the tolyporphins, bioactive metabolites from the cyanobacterium Tolypothrix nodosa

    Prinsep, Michèle R.; Puddick, Jonathan (Wiley Online Library, 2011)
    Introduction – The tolyporphins are metabolites isolated from the cyanobacterium Tolypothrix nodosa, comprising a porphyrin-like macrocycle with C-glycoside, hydroxide or acetate substituents. Previous studies of porphyrins ...
  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy applied to pasture, titanium, and bioplastics

    Jull, Harrisson Balabat (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    Precision agriculture is a farming practice that makes production more efficient. Farmers are able to treat infield variability optimising efficiency, growth, and yield by tailoring the time, rate, and type of fertilizer ...
  • The last defence against gang crime: Exploring community approaches to gang member reintegration

    Tamatea, Armon J. (Ara Poutama Aotearoa The Department of Corrections., 2018)
    There is a need to recognise that gangs are a form of community with accompanying norms, values, processes and practices internal to those communities. Any behaviour change efforts with members of these groups would benefit ...
  • The Last Patriarch

    Hardy, Ann (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
    There is a scene two-thirds of the way through The Piano in which the film's heroine, Ada, lies stretched out on a bed gazing at herself in a small hand-mirror. Just a few hours earlier she had ripped off her clothes and ...
  • Last resting place and legacy of Charles Heaphy, VC

    Lowe, David J. (GSNZ, 2010)
    Charles Heaphy is now recognised as a significant figure in the early European settlement of New Zealand and he also has an interesting geological connection that deserves wider recognition. Heaphy arrived in New Zealand ...
  • Lasting impressions from first conferences (with memories of H.S. Gibbs and others)

    Lowe, David J. (New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 2002)
    I attended my first conference of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science in December, 1979. It was held at Telford Farm Training Institute near Balclutha, with John Bruce the chief organiser. With me from Waikato University ...