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  1. american kestrel falco: Topics by E-print Network

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    K 1998-01-01 226 Socioeconomic Characteristics of American Indians in Los Angeles County University of California eScholarship Repository Summary: American Indians is critical...

  2. Kestrel: An Interface from Modeling Systems to the NEOS Server

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    4er PowerMac G4


    running modeling system can have much the same access to remote NEOS solvers as ... now readily handles 5,000Ė10,000 submissions per month from a variety of business, ..... Kestrel solver object is then issued to free resources on the Kestrel server. ... and to use the local hard drive to encourage file system efficiency.

  3. ORIGINAL PAPER The role of fallow in habitat use by the Lesser Kestrel during

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ). In order to minimize the environmental impact of intensive agricul- ture, voluntary agri-environmental The maintenance of fallows has been shown to prevent the loss of farmland biodiversity caused by agricultural.9%), likely affecting habitat use by Lesser Kestrel through an increase of other non- preferred crops (e

  4. A morphological comparison of the eyes of some falconiform and passeriform birds with special reference to: Passer domesticus, Mimus polyglottos, Sturnella magna, Falco sparverius, Cathartes aura, and Buteo jamaicensis

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    Lord, Rexford D


    on the annular pad of the lens of birds' eyes. rane (1~) cade 0 furthsr Study of the bootes snd Oonolu- ded that tho pooteu ic not derived from the choroid (as had been pre viously believed) and that it ie an intraocular sense organ and is concerned... of fsloonifora birds, X ef' s boriaont;. 2 meet%, . 'r~, 5ees&;l~ gg m?, 4m~ pox'~i~&p ef; the aye ~ 4amQea ieh~4aa eaNa eue ~ xamMe 2Qhc. M~aLu ~4 qgo ++ X eye gf g4t 4~~~ 8y6 'Nip"~s 6~ 4 4+8 Vy'P "Qpp'. ' y Cps ~ pad cv Rect C X - Keie X4fo...

  5. Effects of corticosterone pellets on baseline and stress-induced corticosterone and corticosteroid-binding-globulin

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    Effects of corticosterone pellets on baseline and stress-induced corticosterone and corticosteroid-degradable corticosterone pellets (implanted under the skin) in elevating plasma corticosterone levels. We monitored to handling in Eurasian kestrel Falco tinnunculus and barn owl Tyto alba nestlings. Corticosterone pellets

  6. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on the Reproductive Success of American Kestrels

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    Dawson, Russell D.

    lines and towers are beneficial to birds, pro- viding additional sites for perching, hunting of raptors and ravens (Corvus corax) nest- ing on a 500-kV transmission line was similar to or higher than

  7. Synthesis of Propositional Satisfiability Solvers Douglas R. Smith

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    Synthesis of Propositional Satisfiability Solvers Douglas R. Smith Stephen J. Westfold Kestrel Institute Palo Alto, CA, 94304 USA {smith,westfold} April 2008 1 Introduction Development

  8. Comprehension by Derivation Douglas R. Smith

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    Comprehension by Derivation Douglas R. Smith Kestrel Institute 3260 Hillview Avenue Palo Alto, California 94304 USA Abstract We argue that to comprehend a software system is to have

  9. Toward a Classification Approach to Design Douglas R. Smith

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    Smith, Douglas R.

    Toward a Classification Approach to Design Douglas R. Smith Kestrel Institute, 3260 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA 18 March 1996 Abstract. This paper addresses

  10. Requirement Enforcement by Transformation Automata Douglas R. Smith

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    Leavens, Gary T.

    Requirement Enforcement by Transformation Automata Douglas R. Smith Kestrel Institute 3260 Hillview Avenue Palo Alto, California 94304 USA ABSTRACT The goal of this work is to treat

  11. Toward the Synthesis of Constraint Solvers Douglas R. Smith

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    Smith, Douglas R.

    Toward the Synthesis of Constraint Solvers Douglas R. Smith Stephen J. Westfold Kestrel Institute Palo Alto, CA 94304 {smith,westfold} 2 November 2013 Abstract We develop a basic

  12. DownloadedBy:[CanadianResearchKnowledgeNetwork]At:16:1617June2008 Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71: 11001108, 2008

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    Bortolotti, Gary R.

    exposed to the rodent LOAEL for combined benzene and toluene. This study indicates that American kestrels of Benzene and Toluene on Vitamin A Status and Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immunity in Wild and Captive American Kestrels Toxicity of benzene and toluene in kestrels Mandy L. Olsgard1 , Gary R. Bortolotti3

  13. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 90, 467477. With 3 figures 2007 The Linnean Society of London, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 90, 467477 467

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    Bortolotti, Gary R.

    or prey? JUAN JOS… NEGRO1 , GARY R. BORTOLOTTI2 * and JOS… HERNŃN SARASOLA1 1 Department of Applied), and, more recently, the Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo L.) (Negro, Grande & Sarasola, 2004

  14. Journal of Animal Ecology 2004

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    Laaksonen, Toni

    Journal of Animal Ecology 2004 73, 342≠352 © 2004 British Ecological Society Blackwell Publishing, reproductive value, sex allocation, sex-dependent mortality, varia- ble environment. Journal of Animal Ecology manipulation in kestrels © 2004 British Ecological Society, Journal of Animal Ecology, 73, 342≠352 van

  15. TrekISM Issue 11

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    successful in eradicating this affliction. The following Starho(l)tsnl'l.vebeen perpetrated by one of our newer members I Mike Koenigsberg (P.O.Box 272, Hibbing, MN 55746) * What is the Horta's favorite occupation? ??Hortaculture, naturally. *Wha t is a...'s in diameter (AU=Astronomical unit the distance from E~th t~_the su~) 10=Chief DiFalco l~=wh~n Kirk m~es an entry in the' Captain's Log 12= Kirk 13-a securJ.ty guard 14=a commumcatJ.ons stahon 15-,Kirk, "Thataway" 16=Chief DiFalco 17: McCoy ~8=ma...

  16. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46(4), 2010, pp. 13211324 # Wildlife Disease Association 2010

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    Figuerola, Jordi

    Prevalence of Neutralizing Antibodies to West Nile Virus in Eleonora's Falcons in the Canary Islands Laura (Falco eleonorae) migrate to the Canary Islands annually from WNV-endemic regions. To investigate migration. Key words: Canary Islands, Eleonora's Falcon, louse flies, neutralizing antibodies, West Nile

  17. es of special conc e special concern (GSC), protected (P), or gered (E) in Idaho; species con ed (E), threatened (T), or protected (P) by

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    7 App es of special conc e special concern (GSC), protected (P), or gered (E) in Idaho; species con ed (E), threatened (T), or protected (P) by ecial status species and USFS Region 4 sens (S) spe r falcon Falco peregrinus anatum E E T3 American white pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos SC/P P T2 Bald

  18. Abstract Bird mortality is heavily affected by birds of prey. Under attack, take-off is crucial for survival and

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    Abstract Bird mortality is heavily affected by birds of prey. Under attack, take-off is crucial respond differently depending on the character of the predator's attack and these split-second decisions were studied using a model merlin (Falco columbarius) that attacked feeding blue tits (Parus caeruleus

  19. The Condor 106:873-886 8 The Cooper Ornitholog~calSociety 2004

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    dos pichones de Falco peregrinus. En la zona norte encontramos una mayor de- pendencia sobre peregrinus. En las zonas norte, central y sureste se registraron 74, 66 y 56 taxa de aves presa-recaptura. Los va- lores calculados fueron 111 f 9.5, 113 5 10.5 y 86 i: 7.9 (EE) taxa para las zonas norte

  20. Colimits for Concurrent Collectors Dusko Pavlovic1

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    Colimits for Concurrent Collectors Dusko Pavlovic1 , Peter Pepper2 , and Doug Smith1 1 Kestrel is sketched in Section 6. We base our programs on the concept of monads. #12;System Mutator Collector Mut-Spec(M-Env) Coll-Spec(C-Env) M-Env C-Env Mutator-View Collector-View Monad(Heap) Monad(State) Heap State Graph Fig

  1. Golf Driving Toka Sticks

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    Shumway, John

    3D Engle Hall EGEL 3G Falcon Residence Hall FALCO 3E Mortuary Science Bldg. MSB 3G Mustang Res. Hall MUSTA 3E Phantom Res. Hall PHANT 5D Physical Ed. Center PEC 4G Talon Residence Hall TALON 3D Thomas Hall Visitor Parking Intercampus Shuttle BEE LAB APIARY ANNEX FIELD LAB Old Pecos Road SouthLennoxSt A B C D E


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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

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  3. Mitigation planning for raptors during mining

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    Platt, S.W. [Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality/Land Quality Division, Lander, WY (United States); Hargis, N.E. [Bridger Coal Co., Rock Springs, WY (United States)


    Birds of prey and their eggs, young and nests are protected by state and federal laws and regulations. Surface mining operators may experience conflicts with raptors when expanding into nesting areas or when raptors are attracted into mining areas. State and federal permits are required for disturbance or manipulation of birds of prey. Mitigation planning for raptors begins before mining and continues through mining. As conflict situations changes, so must the mitigation plan. Before each nesting season the mining schedule should be compared to areas of known raptor nesting activity. If overlap occurs, nest protection measures may be needed. Areas of potential conflict should be patrolled regularly to identify the presence of a raptor pair and nest starts. Should a raptor nest be built and eggs laid, a change in the mining schedule or an egg or brood manipulation may resolve the conflict. Bridger Coal Company has successfully mitigated conflicts with 3 raptor species. A ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) nest with brood was successfully relocated across a pit. Red-tailed hawk (B. jamaicensis) egg clutches were removed from 2 highwall nests and transported in a portable incubator to a commercial raptor propagator where they were hatched, fed and conspecifically imprinted until achieving self-thermoregulation. All chicks were returned to the mine and successfully placed into foster nests. A metal artificial nest ledge for a prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus) was constructed in a cliff and a traditional nesting ledge rendered inaccessible. The falcon pair successfully nested in the artificial ledge.

  4. Estimating Radiological Doses to Predators Foraging in a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Area

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    L.Soholt; G.Gonzales; P.Fresquez; K.Bennett; E.Lopez


    Since 1957, Los Alamos National Laboratory has operated Area G as its low-level, solid radioactive waste management and disposal area. Although the waste management area is developed, plants, small mammals, and avian and mammalian predators still occupy the less disturbed and revegetated portions of the land. For almost a decade, we have monitored the concentrations of selected radionuclides in soils, plants, and small mammals at Area G. The radionuclides tritium, plutonium-238, and plutonium-239 are regularly found at levels above regional background in all three media. Based on radionuclide concentrations in mice collected from 1994 to 1999, we calculated doses to higher trophic levels (owl, hawk, kestrel, and coyote) that forage on the waste management area. These predators play important functions in the regional ecosystems and are an important part of local Native American traditional tales that identify the uniqueness of their culture. The estimated doses are compared to Department of Energy's interim limit of 0.1 rad/day for the protection of terrestrial wildlife. We used exposure parameters that were derived from the literature for each receptor, including Environmental Protection Agency's exposure factors handbook. Estimated doses to predators ranged from 9E-06 to 2E-04 rad/day, assuming that they forage entirely on the waste management area. These doses are greater than those calculated for predators foraging exclusively in reference areas, but are still well below the interim dose limit. We believe that these calculated doses represent upper-bound estimates of exposure for local predators because the larger predators forage over areas that are much greater than the 63-acre waste management area. Based on these results, we concluded that predators foraging on this area do not face a hazard from radiological exposure under current site conditions.

  5. Emission-Line Galaxy Surveys as Probes of the Spatial Distribution of Dwarf Galaxies. I. The University of Michigan Survey

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    Janice C. Lee; John J. Salzer; Jessica Rosenberg; Daniel Law


    Objective-prism surveys which select galaxies on the basis of line-emission are extremely effective at detecting low-luminosity galaxies and constitute some of the deepest available samples of dwarfs. In this study, we confirm that emission-line galaxies (ELGs) in the University of Michigan (UM) objective-prism survey (MacAlpine et al. 1977-1981) are reliable tracers of large-scale structure, and utilize the depth of the samples to examine the spatial distribution of low-luminosity (M$_{B} > $ -18.0) dwarfs relative to higher luminosity giant galaxies (M$_{B} \\leq$ -18.0) in the Updated Zwicky Catalogue (Falco et al. 1999). New spectroscopic data are presented for 26 UM survey objects. We analyze the relative clustering properties of the overall starbursting ELG and normal galaxy populations, using nearest neighbor and correlation function statistics. This allows us to determine whether the activity in ELGs is primarily caused by gravitational interactions. We conclude that galaxy-galaxy encounters are not the sole cause of activity in ELGs since ELGs tend to be more isolated and are more often found in the voids when compared to their normal galaxy counterparts. Furthermore, statistical analyses performed on low-luminosity dwarf ELGs show that the dwarfs are less clustered when compared to their non-active giant neighbors. The UM dwarf samples have greater percentages of nearest neighbor separations at large values and lower correlation function amplitudes relative to the UZC giant galaxy samples. These results are consistent with the expectations of galaxy biasing.

  6. Ecological Monitoring and Compliance Program Fiscal Year 2002 Report

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    C. A. Wills


    The Ecological Monitoring and Compliance program, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office, monitors the ecosystem of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and ensures compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to NTS biota. This report summarizes the program's activities conducted by Bechtel Nevada (BN) during fiscal year 2002. Program activities included: (1) biological surveys at proposed construction sites, (2) desert tortoise compliance, (3) ecosystem mapping and data management, (4) sensitive species and unique habitat monitoring, and (5) biological monitoring at the HAZMAT Spill Center. Biological surveys for the presence of sensitive species and important biological resources were conducted for 26 NTS projects. These projects have the potential to disturb a total of 374 acres. Thirteen of the projects were in desert tortoise habitat, and 13.38 acres of desert tortoise habitat were disturbed. No tortoises were found in or displaced from project areas, and no tortoises were accidentally injured or killed at project areas or along paved roads. Compilation of historical wildlife data continued this year in efforts to develop faunal distribution maps for the NTS. Photographs associated with the NTS ecological landform units sampled to create the NTS vegetation maps were cataloged for future retrieval and analysis. The list of sensitive plant species for which long-term population monitoring is scheduled was revised. Six vascular plants and five mosses were added to the list. Plant density estimates from ten populations of Astragalus beatleyae were collected, and eight known populations of Eriogonum concinnum were visited to assess plant and habitat status. Minimal field monitoring of western burrowing owl burrows occurred. A report relating to the ecology of the western burrowing owl on the Nevada Test Site was prepared which summarizes four years of data collected on this species' distribution, burrow use, reproduction, activity patterns, and food habits. Bat roost sites within seven buildings slated for demolition were identified, and a BN biologist was a contributing author of the Nevada Bat Conservation Plan published by the Nevada Bat Working Group. Thirty-three adult horses and five foals were counted this year. Six active raptor nests (two American kestrel, two Red-tailed hawk, and two Great-horned owl nests) were found and monitored this year. Selected wetlands and man-made water sources were monitored for physical parameters and wildlife use. No dead animals were observed this year in any plastic-lined sump. The chemical release test plan for one experiment at the HAZMAT Spill Center on Frenchman Lake playa was reviewed. Seasonal sampling of downwind and upwind transects near the spill center was conducted to document baseline conditions of biota.