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Migratory Birds  

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Migratory Birds Migratory Birds Migratory Birds By avoiding or minimizing the impact of Laboratory activities on migratory bird populations, LANL can reduce or eliminate the biological significance of any potential violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. April 12, 2012 A bird of the Pacific Northwest, the Townsend's Warbler nests in coniferous forests from Alaska to Oregon. It winters in two distinct areas: in a narrow strip along the Pacific Coast, and in Mexico and Central America. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Best management practices provide mitigation measures for projects to reduce risks to migratory birds. Protecting migratory birds In the biological sense, a migratory bird is a bird that has a seasonal and

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Migratory Birds Update  

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Migratory Birds Update Jane Powers Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance, HS-22 SAN Call July 19, 2012 Migratory Bird MOU * Final draft was distributed to U.S. Fish and...

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Migratory Birds Update  

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Migratory Birds Update Jane Powers Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance, HS-22 SAN Call October 18, 2012 Migratory Bird MOU * Draft distributed to U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Pantex Migratory Bird Program  

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Pantex Migratory Bird Program James D. Ray Wildlife Biologist Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Pantex, LLC What is Pantex? U.S. Department of EnergyNational Nuclear...

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Lessons Learned  

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January 17, 2013 1 THERESA ALDRIDGE, PACIFIC NORTHWEST SITE OFFICE NEPA Compliance Office Richland Washington Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Lessons Learned Along with 800 other...

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act | Open Energy Information  

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act Jump to: navigation, search Statute Name Migratory Bird Treaty Act Year 1918 Url [[File:|160px|link=http://law2.house.gov/uscode-cgi/fastweb.exe?getdoc+uscview+t13t16+6189+0++%28%29%20%20AND%20%28%2816%29%20ADJ%20USC%29%3ACITE%20AND%20%28USC%20w%2F10%20%28703%29%29%3ACITE%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20]] Description References FWS Overview[1] The original 1918 statute implemented the 1916 Convention between the U.S. and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds. Later amendments implemented treaties between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. and Japan, and the U.S. and the Soviet Union (now Russia). Specific provisions in the statute include: Establishment of a Federal prohibition, unless permitted by regulations, to

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A Conservation Blueprint for Neotropical Migratory Birds in Western Colorado  

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A Conservation Blueprint for Neotropical Migratory Birds in Western Colorado Michelle Fink, David opportunities for conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in coniferous and aspen forest habitats in Western, and SPOT, a conservation portfolio optimization software, to analyze information about bird distribution

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EO 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds  

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853 853 Federal Register Vol. 66, No. 11 Wednesday, January 17, 2001 Title 3- The President Executive Order 13186 of January 10, 2001 Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in furtherance of the purposes of the migratory bird conventions, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Acts (16 U.S.C. 668-668d), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-666c), the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), and other pertinent statutes, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Migratory birds are of great ecological and economic

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GRR/Section 12-FD-a - Migratory Bird Permit | Open Energy Information  

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a - Migratory Bird Permit a - Migratory Bird Permit < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 12-FD-a - Migratory Bird Permit 12FDAMigratoryBirdPermit.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations & Policies Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 703 50 CFR 21 Migratory Bird Permits Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 12FDAMigratoryBirdPermit.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative Migratory birds should be addressed in every NEPA document that analyzes actions that may have the potential to adversely impact migratory bird

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DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection | Department of  

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DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection December 4, 2013 - 7:00am Addthis DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enhance collaboration in promoting the conservation of migratory birds. DOE manages land that includes wetlands, shrub-steppe, shortgrass prairie, desert, and forested areas that provide habitat for migratory birds. In the MOU, DOE recognizes that some of its activities have the potential to affect migratory birds (e.g., transmission lines, power poles, invasive weed control, and various construction activities), and agrees that it is important to conserve

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Final Department of Energy US Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Memorandum of Understanding  

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between between THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 13186, "Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds" Prepared by: United States Department of Energy and United States Fish and Wildlife Service September 12, 2013 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 13186, "Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds" This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is entered into by and between the United States Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) and the United States Department of the Interior,

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Impact analysis of MBTA 2009 Key Bus Route Initiative program  

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The Massachusetts Bay Transit Agency (MBTA) has the stated service objectives of customer service excellence, accessibility, reliability, and state-of-the-art technology. Over the last few years, the MBTA has been concerned ...

Krysinski, Yann

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Migratory Birds  

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risk factors associated with LANL activities, such as: Installation of power poles and transmission lines Construction projects Invasive weed species eradication Waste treatment...

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Bird Mortaility at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: March 1998--September 2001  

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Over the past 15 years, research has shown that wind turbines in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) kill many birds, including raptors, which are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and/or state and federal Endangered Species Acts. Early research in the APWRA on avian mortality mainly attempted to identify the extent of the problem. In 1998, however, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated research to address the causal relationships between wind turbines and bird mortality. NREL funded a project by BioResource Consultants to perform this research directed at identifying and addressing the causes of mortality of various bird species from wind turbines in the APWRA.With 580 megawatts (MW) of installed wind turbine generating capacity in the APWRA, wind turbines there provide up to 1 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of emissions-free electricity annually. By identifying and implementing new methods and technologies to reduce or resolve bird mortality in the APWRA, power producers may be able to increase wind turbine electricity production at the site and apply similar mortality-reduction methods at other sites around the state and country.

Smallwood, K. S.; Thelander, C. G.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EIS-0380  

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Action Plan Annual Report MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act MDA Material Disposal Area MOU Memorandum of Understanding NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NGO...

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Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to  

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Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds September 12, 2013 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In order to enhance collaboration in promoting the conservation of migratory bird populations, DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and Executive Order 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds. The MBTA protects migratory birds by governing the taking, killing,

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Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to  

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Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds September 12, 2013 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In order to enhance collaboration in promoting the conservation of migratory bird populations, DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and Executive Order 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds. The MBTA protects migratory birds by governing the taking, killing,

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Bird Protection in Illinois  

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Protection in Illinois Protection in Illinois Nature Bulletin No. 550-A January 18, 1975 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation BIRD PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS Very few people are indifferent about birds. Almost every bird is the feathered friend of somebody or some organization ready to do battle in its behalf. At present, in Illinois, songbirds and most other wild birds, together with their nests and eggs, are completely protected by law at all times. A few kinds, called game birds, may be shot by hunters -- pheasants and quail, also migratory ducks, geese, coots, jacksnipes, woodcocks, and doves. Such hunting must be done with shotguns in certain places in certain open seasons with many other detailed restrictions. Now, even crow hunters are licensed. The only unprotected birds are those three immigrants or exotics: the English sparrow, the European starling and the "domestic " pigeon. These, too, have their friends .

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Bird Habitats  

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Bird Habitats Bird Habitats Bird Habitats The avian nest box monitoring network is located in northern New Mexico to investigate the health and condition of bird populations that nest in bird houses on the Pajarito plateau. April 12, 2012 Avian nest box on LANL land Boxes are placed in the open ponderosa pine forest of the canyons and piñon-juniper woodland on the Pajarito plateau mesas. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email The monitoring data are used in a population viability analysis that can determine the status of the population and potential impacts of contaminants. Who nests in our network? More than two dozen North American bird species prefer to nest in bird houses. At LANL, we provide nestboxes for the following native bird

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Bird guard  

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The bird guard provides a device to protect electrical insulators comprising a central shaft; a clamp attached to an end of the shaft to secure the device to a transmission tower; a top and bottom cover to shield transmission tower insulators; and bearings to allow the guard to rotate in order to frighten birds away from the insulators.

Fairchild, Dana M. (Armour, SD)

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Birds' Nests  

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are pressed into place and reinforced with blades of dead grass. With the exception of eagles and certain hawks it is one of the few birds that uses the same nest more than one...

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Talking Birds  

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more words and sing songs or utter several sentences. Birds have varying degrees of intelligence and some, like the crow, are very intelligent but they do not think as we do and...

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Sleeping Birds  

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Sleeping Birds Sleeping Birds Nature Bulletin No. 445-A February 19, 1972 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation SLEEPING BIRDS Each winter, a few years ago, several thousand crows, roosted in the big woods near our house. In daytime they spread out over the countryside to find food but each evening, about sundown, they came streaming back in a continuous parade that took almost an hour to pass. In flocks of dozens or hundreds with scattered birds between, they flew the same route every day. In downstate Illinois, similar flocks roost in overgrown hedgerows of osage orange, isolated groves of timber, or on willow grown islands in large rivers. A much smaller flock still roosts the year-round in our woods. Ordinarily they slip in a little before dusk and settle down quietly but occasionally there is a hullabaloo as if they were squabbling over a favorite perch occupied by some newcomers. Just before dawn, one old bird we call "the bugler" caws three times. A minute or two later he repeats it. Then, one by one, drowsy voices of other crows are heard -- much like human sleepyheads in the morning. Sometimes an alarm call is heard during the night followed by a general clamor as if the flock had been disturbed by a marauding owl, weasel or raccoon. Crows are very wary and, like most birds, light sleepers.

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Adaptive management of migratory birds under sea level rise  

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The best practice method for managing ecological systems under uncertainty is adaptive management (AM), an iterative process of reducing uncertainty while simultaneously optimizing a management objective. Existing solution methods used for AM problems ...

Samuel Nicol, Olivier Buffet, Takuya Iwamura, Iadine Chads

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audubon of South Jordan: a migratory bird awareness / education center.  

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??I have always been an admirer of nature. I have always wanted to contribute and give back to the community by doing something that involved (more)

Jensen, Adam Christopher

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Banding  

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Bird Banding Bird Banding Name: Matthew Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am researching why the US fish and wildlife agency bands ducks and what information is used to set hunting daily and possession limits. Replies: Matt, The USFW service has been doing this for decades to have statistical data on the population fluctuations of all birds. This information serves to warn when over hunting has taken a toll on a species or if a species is declining due to habitat loss or whatever. This information also indicates need for increased habitat areas as well as possible hunting restrictions. This organization has a formula for setting hunting limits based upon the data received from banding. It is important that all hunters return these bands for they are the ones who will suffer if the information is not there. Females of any species are the most important for reproduction and often they are protected over the males. This should explain the differences in what can be bagged.

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Bird Feet Biology  

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Bird Feet Biology Name: Jeanne Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: Why don't birds feet freeze during the cold winter months? Replies: I'm not sure about all birds, but...

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Bird Beaks and Feet  

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a bird gives a good clue to its feeding habits. Carnivorous birds like hawks, owls and eagles have strong hooked beaks for tearing flesh. Herons, egrets and kingfishers, with their...

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Incubation of Birds' Eggs  

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Incubation of Birds' Eggs Nature Bulletin No. 456-A May 6, 1972 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation...

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Fish-Eating Birds  

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Fish-Eating Birds Nature Bulletin No. 307-A May 18, 1968 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Richard B. Ogilvie, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation...

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Migration of Birds  

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Birds Birds Nature Bulletin No. 146 March 13, 1948 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N, Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation MIGRATION OF BIRDS High in the sky, wild geese are honking as they return to their nesting ground in the far north. Presently, our summer songbirds will appear and the ponds and marshes be repopulated by ducks and shore birds. Some birds, like the juncos and tree sparrows, resident here all winter, will leave for Canada or our northern states, in May, great flocks of warblers will arrive, tarry briefly, and pass on, not to be seen again until they migrate southward in autumn. The spectacular annual journeys of many kinds of birds, and their homing "instincts", have been a source of wonder since ancient times. In recent years, large-scale marking with small aluminum identification bands upon their legs, has yielded much information about birds their migration routes, speed of travel, summer and winter homes, length of life and life histories.

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Uncommon Large Aquatic Birds  

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swans, largest of the swimming birds, are known to breed in Yellowstone Park, in the Red Rock Lakes Refuge in Montana, and along the Snake River in Idaho. A few hundred more...

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Crested Flycatcher Bird House  

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Crested Flycatcher Bird House Name: kristin Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: What would be the best wood to use to build a house for a crested flycatcher? And what...

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Wild Birds in Captivity  

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Wild Birds in Captivity Name: Suzanne Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: Our cat has found a young cedar waxwing - which he left unharmed - on our lawn. We have taken...

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The Fermilab Bird List  

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The Fermilab Bird List The Fermilab Bird List Data compilation by Peter Kasper. See the following link information concerning the Current Status of Access to Fermilab The following pages contain lists, of nearly all the bird species recorded within the Fermilab site boundaries. The names and ordering follow that of the American Ornithologists Union's check-list of North American birds. The lists also indicate at what time of year each species was found. To do this we have divided each year into 48 quarter-months and split the entire survey into five year periods. The first period started in 1987. A symbol is entered into the table for each record, indicating in which survey periods the record occurred. A legend describing these symbols is included with each page. Each list entry also contains a link to some text describing the bird's status on the site. Some exotic species have been excluded from the main list since they are extremely unlikely to have occurred naturally.

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Bird orientation: compensation for wind  

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Bird orientation: compensation for wind drift in migrating raptors is age dependent Kasper Thorup1 14.04.03 Despite the potentially strong effect of wind on bird orientation, our understanding of how wind drift affects migrating birds is still very limited. Using data from satellite-based radio

Thorup, Kasper

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Lori Bird  

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E-mail: lori.bird@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Market analysis Policy analysis Primary research interests Renewable energy and carbon markets Renewable energy policy...

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Prairie Birds of the Cornbelt  

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Prairie Birds of the Cornbelt Prairie Birds of the Cornbelt Nature Bulletin No. 305 May 5, 1984 Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation PRAIRIE BIRDS OF THE CORNBELT The Ideal way to get acquainted with the birds of the open fields and prairies is to take a team of horses and raise a crop of corn. Birds are not afraid of horses and a farmer or his boy can watch them, close up, day after day. Unlike tractors, horses guide themselves most of the time and the driver has plenty of chances to look and listen -- especially while plowing. The small animal life uncovered by a freshly turned furrow offers a free lunch for birds. Several sorts of typical ground-nesting birds are loined by blackbirds, cowbirds, robins, and even the wary crows, from nearby hedgerows, farmsteads and woodlands to form a flying, running, hopping parade behind the plow. They and the prairie birds rush to grab earthworms. cutworms, white grubs, beetles and ants.

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Bird Nest Predation  

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Bird Nest Predation Bird Nest Predation Name: Susan Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: On the 18th of April, a pair of Northern Cardinals selected a nest site near the top of a dense, 8 foot holly tree, a foundation planting that obscures about 1/4 of our open front porch. They located the nest under the overhang of the roof, facing our front door. By the 21st, a clutch of three eggs had been laid and Mrs. C began to sit on the nest. We succeeded at keeping a low profile, despite the near proximity to our main entrance. She was relaxed and seemingly unworried by our quiet comings and goings. Yesterday morning, all was well, but sometime around midday, after almost a week of incubation, all three eggs and, it appears, Mrs. C, vanished without a trace! There is no obvious disturbance or damage to the nest or the immediate area. The interior of the nest is pristine ~ no feathers, eggshell bits, membrane material. Cats are rarely a problem. In addition to the typical Blue Jays and Crows, we have a lot of squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks and even a pair of red-tail hawks on our wooded acre and the surrounds. Due to, I believe, some nearby housing construction, I have observed a opossum during the day several times this past week and have noticed a new arrival, a woodchuck. With temperatures in the 50's, I think it is too chilly for snakes to be active. What would be your best guess as to what happened? Any chance the pair will return to the same nest and try again?

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Optimal Conservation of Migratory Species Tara G. Martin1  

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Optimal Conservation of Migratory Species Tara G. Martin1 *, Iadine Chade`s2 , Peter Arcese1 , Peter P. Marra3 , Hugh P. Possingham4 , D. Ryan Norris1,5 1 Centre for Applied Conservation Research of biodiversity worldwide with annual investment for their conservation exceeding several billion dollars

Queensland, University of

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The effects of human disturbance on birds in Bastrop State Park  

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With rapidly disappearing natural areas due to development and fragmentation, public lands provide important habitat for birds. However, the increasing use of public lands for recreation may decrease the value of these areas for bird use. Human disturbance can damage birds in many ways, including disrupting foraging or social behavior, increasing nest predation, interfering with parent-offspring and pair bonds, increasing nesting failures, and reducing the viability of fledglings. Additionally, birds may perceive humans as predators and leave an area, and the resulting decline in species abundance resembles the effects of habitat loss. Increased human outdoor activity has created the need for information regarding the effects of human disturbance on birds. I investigated the effects of human disturbance on birds in Bastrop State Park (BSP) in central Texas in 1998 and 1999. A wide variety of people use much of BSP, and many areas within the park experience significant amounts of disturbance from people and vehicles, particularly in campgrounds. I evaluated the effects of various types of human disturbance on the presence of 20 avian species, including seven neotropical migratory species. Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater), Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), and Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra), were sensitive to human presence, and Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), and Downy Woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens) occurred in lower abundances in sites with higher numbers of vehicles. However, other species (e.g., American Crow [Corvus brachyrhynchos], Black-and-white Warbler [Mniotilta varia], Pileated Woodpecker [Dryocopus pileatus], Red-eyed Vireo [Vireo olivaceus], Ruby-throated Hummingbird [Archilochus colubris], White-eyed Vireo [Vireo griseus], and Yellow-billed Cuckoo [Coccyzus americanus]) tolerated humans, vehicles, or both. Neotropical migratory species did not show higher sensitivity to disturbance when compared to resident species, and forest interior species were not more sensitive than edge species. My results indicate that some species, including migrants, can become habituated to human presence in protected areas with low harassment and low-intensity, predictable disturbances. Management recommendations for BSP include protecting habitat, minimizing human disturbance in some areas, providing buffer zones between humandominated zones and sites containing vulnerable species, and softening edges in campgrounds.

Marcum, Heidi Ann

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab  

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Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab Author: Peter Kasper See the following link information concerning the Current Status of Access to Fermilab Summaries from past years .. '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 and past months .. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year List: Contains the list of birds seen so far this year. Seasonal List: The list of birds recorded on site at this time of year. Recent entries ... Dec 29 Dec 22 Dec 19 Dec 14 Dec 9 Dec 8 Dec 5 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 22 Nov 17 Nov 13 Nov 10 Nov 7 Nov 3 Nov 2 Oct 30 Oct 28 Oct 27 Oct 23 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 10 Oct 6 Oct 3 Oct 2 Sep 29 Sep 27 Sep 26 Sep 1 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 18 Aug 16 Aug 11 Aug 9 Aug 4 Aug 1 Jul 28 Jul 25 Jul 21 Jul 17 Jul 14 Jul 11 Jul 7 Jul 5 Jun 30 Jun 27

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INFLUENCE OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC STIMULI ON THE MIGRATORY ORIENTATION OF  

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INFLUENCE OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC STIMULI ON THE MIGRATORY ORIENTATION OF HERRING GULL CHICKS. Demonstratingan animal'ssensitivityto a particularenvironmentalstimu- lus (e.g.geomagnetism

Moore, Frank R.

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Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab"  

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Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab" Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab" If you are a birder yourself, or if your students study birds you may want to keep up to date on the local bird populations. If you're new to birding this may be of even more interest. This article discusses some local resources and includes some tips from a Fermilab expert birder on how to begin. Peter Kasper, birding expert at Fermilab, and our featured physicist in this newsletter has an outstanding resource on the Internet, the Birds of Fermilab. If you have WWW access connect at: http://fnnews.fnal.gov/ecology/wildlife/list.html . Here Peter has reports of sightings of 252 species. The basis of the information on this site are two research periods during which Peter and Vicki Byre (while with the

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GAL.BLAYDES-FIRESTONE.DOC 11/19/2008 2:01 PM WIND POWER, WILDLIFE, AND THE MIGRATORY BIRD  

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- sässig. Der Nordwesten ist auch Basisstandort für Offshore-Windenergie. Hier profilieren sich Offshore-Windenergie. DEWI, Wilhelmshaven Das vom Land Niedersachsen gegründete Insti- tut DEWI gilt als Behörden an. Ein aktu- elles Schwerpunktthema ist dabei die Offshore- Windenergie-Nutzung, die intensiv

Hanson, Thomas

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Bird's Eggs - Their Size, Shape and Color  

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Search Engine Table of Contents Copyright Disclaimer Bird's Eggs - Their Size, Shape and Color Nature Bulletin No. 455-A April 29, 1972 Forest Preserve District of Cook...

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Birds  

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that use these areas include anhingas, great egrets, little blue herons, and bald eagles. A few species, including wood ducks, mallards, and great blue herons, are year-round...

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Chernobyl Birds Have Smaller Brains  

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Background: Animals living in areas contaminated by radioactive material from Chernobyl suffer from increased oxidative stress and low levels of antioxidants. Therefore, normal development of the nervous system is jeopardized as reflected by high frequencies of developmental errors, reduced brain size and impaired cognitive abilities in humans. Alternatively, associations between psychological effects and radiation have been attributed to post-traumatic stress in humans. Methodology/Principal Finding: Here we used an extensive sample of 550 birds belonging to 48 species to test the prediction that even in the absence of post-traumatic stress, there is a negative association between relative brain size and level of background radiation. We found a negative association between brain size as reflected by external head volume and level of background radiation, independent of structural body size and body mass. The observed reduction in brain size in relation to background radiation amounted to 5 % across the range of almost a factor 5,000 in radiation level. Species differed significantly in reduction in brain size with increasing background radiation, and brain size was the only morphological character that showed a negative relationship with radiation. Brain size was significantly smaller in yearlings than in older individuals. Conclusions/Significance: Low dose radiation can have significant effects on normal brain development as reflected by brain size and therefore potentially cognitive ability. The fact that brain size was smaller in yearlings than in older individuals

Anders Pape Mller; Andea Bonisoli-alquati; Geir Rudolfsen; Timothy A. Mousseau

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES  

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APPENDIX A MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES #12;A-1 APPENDIX A MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES 1.0 INTRODUCTION Differential composition of wind turbines at wind energy used is the number of fatalities per wind turbine per year (Anderson et al. 1999). This metric has

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CHAPTER XVIII THE BIRDS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO  

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CHAPTER XVIII THE BIRDS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO #12;Blank page retained for pagination #12;THE BIRDS. The birds of the Gulf of Mexico are thus, without exception, adapted to at least two media and endowed difficult, the area de- ~Ilnited by the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico as It twice daily moves landward

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Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thyn-nus thynnus) is a highly migratory  

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118 Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thyn- nus thynnus) is a highly migratory pelagic species encountered south of 20°N since the 1960s. Two blue- fin tuna breeding sites are known in the North Atlantic for bluefin tuna along the North American and European coasts, and to a lesser degree in the high seas

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Battling bird flu by the numbers  

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May » May » Battling bird flu by the numbers Battling bird flu by the numbers Lab theorists have developed a mathematical tool that could help health experts and crisis managers determine in real time whether an emerging infectious disease such as avian influenza H5N1 is poised to spread globally. May 27, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

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Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rationale Health Forests Restoration Act of 2003 area. Migratory Birds Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 EO 131186 X Migratory birds may be affected by the construction of the...

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Immigration as a "Theologizing Experience": Spiritual Well-Being as a Moderating Factor in Migratory Grief and Acculturation.  

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?? The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of spiritual well-being to migratory grief and acculturation. The study employed a cross-sectional design (more)

Sharp, Irma A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marienne S. de Villiers Birds and Environmental Change  

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's eastern Nama Karoo region and survival and repro- duction in South Africa's national bird, the blue crane to specialised fynbos and karoo habitats. The birds rely on natural vegetation for protection, and avoid. Although korhaans still occur in parts of the karoo and fynbos biomes, they are now harder to find

de Villiers, Marienne

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Quality Assessment of Weather Radar Wind Profiles during Bird Migration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind profiles from an operational C-band Doppler radar have been combined with data from a bird tracking radar to assess the wind profile quality during bird migration. The weather radar wind profiles (WRWPs) are retrieved using the well-known ...

Iwan Holleman; Hans van Gasteren; Willem Bouten

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seasonal Juvenile Salmonid Presence and Migratory Behavior in the Lower Columbia River  

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To facilitate preparing Biological Assessments of proposed channel maintenance projects, the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to consolidate and synthesize available information about the use of the lower Columbia River and estuary by juvenile anadromous salmonids. The information to be synthesized included existing published documents as well as data from five years (2004-2008) of acoustic telemetry studies conducted in the Columbia River estuary using the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System. For this synthesis, the Columbia River estuary includes the section of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam at river kilometer (Rkm) 235 downstream to the mouth where it enters the Pacific Ocean. In this report, we summarize the seasonal salmonid presence and migration patterns in the Columbia River estuary based on information from published studies as well as relevant data from acoustic telemetry studies conducted by NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) between 2004 and 2008. Recent acoustic telemetry studies, conducted using the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS; developed by the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), provided information on the migratory behavior of juvenile steelhead (O. mykiss) and Chinook salmon in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean. In this report, Section 2 provides a summary of information from published literature on the seasonal presence and migratory behavior of juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River estuary and plume. Section 3 presents a detailed synthesis of juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead migratory behavior based on use of the JSATS between 2004 and 2008. Section 4 provides a discussion of the information summarized in the report as well as information drawn from literature reviews on potential effects of channel maintenance activities to juvenile salmonids rearing in or migrating through the Columbia River estuary and plume.

Carter, Jessica A.; McMichael, Geoffrey A.; Welch, Ian D.; Harnish, Ryan A.; Bellgraph, Brian J.

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying Wind Energy/Bird Interactions: A Guidance Document  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This guidance document is a product of the Avian Subcommittee of the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC). The NWCC was formed to better understand and promote responsible, credible, and comparable avian/wind energy interaction studies. Bird mortality is a concern and wind power is a potential clean and green source of electricity, making study of wind energy/bird interactions essential. This document provides an overview for regulators and stakeholders concerned with wind energy/bird interactions, as well as a more technical discussion of the basic concepts and tools for studying such interactions.

Anderson, R. [California Energy Commission (US); Morrison, M. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (US); Sinclair, K. [Dept. of Energy/National Renewable Energy Lab. (US); Strickland, D. [WEST, Inc. (US)

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparative Analysis of the Influence of Weather on the Flight Altitudes of Birds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Birds pose a serious risk to flight safety worldwide. A Bird Avoidance Model (BAM) is being developed in the Netherlands to reduce the risk of birdaircraft collisions. In order to develop a temporally and spatially dynamic model of bird ...

Judy Shamoun-Baranes; Emiel van Loon; Hans van Gasteren; Jelmer van Belle; Willem Bouten; Luit Buurma

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Seen Above SLAC: A Bird...  

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Seen Above SLAC: A Bird's-Eye View of the Lab By Mike Ross February 8, 2012 About 50 new aerial photos of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been added to the lab's Flickr...

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Removal of bird contamination in wind profiler signal spectra.  

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The problem of bird interference with radar performance is as old as radar itself; however, the problem specific to wind profiler operation has not drawn the attention of researchers until the last 5 or 6 years. Since then, the problem has been addressed in many publications and several ways to solve it have been indicated. Recent advances in radar hardware and software made the last generation of profilers much more immune to bird contamination. However, many older profilers are still in use; errors in averaged (hourly) winds due to bird interference may be as high as 15 m/s. The objective of the present study is to develop a practical method to derive mean winds from averaged spectral data of a 915-MHz wind profiler under the condition of bird contamination.

Pekour, M. S.

1998-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Migration and Bias of WSR-88D Wind Estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Migrating birds can greatly influence base velocity, velocity azimuth display (VAD), and VAD wind profile products of the WSR-88D. This is documented by comparing estimates of wind velocity and direction from these products with corresponding ...

Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr.; David S. Mizrahi; Carroll G. Belser

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biol. Lett. (2007) 3, 280283 doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0053  

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., Miltenberger, H. & Querner, U. 1990 Genetic transmission of migratory behavior into a nonmigratory bird

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Thermal soaring flight of birds and unmanned aerial vehicles  

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Thermal soaring saves much energy, but flying large distances in this form represents a great challenge for birds, people and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The solution is to make use of so-called thermals, which are localized, warmer regions in the atmosphere moving upwards with a speed exceeding the descent rate of birds and planes. Saving energy by exploiting the environment more efficiently is an important possibility for autonomous UAVs as well. Successful control strategies have been developed recently for UAVs in simulations and in real applications. This paper first presents an overview of our knowledge of the soaring flight and strategy of birds, followed by a discussion of control strategies that have been developed for soaring UAVs both in simulations and applications on real platforms. To improve the accuracy of simulation of thermal exploitation strategies we propose a method to take into account the effect of turbulence. Finally we propose a new GPS independent control strategy for exploiting...

kos, Zsuzsa; Leven, Severin; Vicsek, Tams; 10.1088/1748-3182/5/4/045003

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats Workshop: Understanding and Resolving Bird and Bat Impacts  

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Most conservation groups support the development of wind energy in the US as an alternative to fossil and nuclear-fueled power plants to meet growing demand for electrical energy. However, concerns have surfaced over the potential threat to birds, bats, and other wildlife from the construction and operation of wind turbine facilities. Co-sponsored by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats Workshop was convened to examine current research on the impacts of wind energy development on avian and bat species and to discuss the most effective ways to mitigate such impacts. On 18-19 May 2004, 82 representatives from government, non-government organizations, private business, and academia met to (1) review the status of the wind industry and current project development practices, including pre-development risk assessment and post-construction monitoring; (2) learn what is known about direct, indirect (habitat), and cumulative impacts on birds and bats from existing wind projects; about relevant aspects of bat and bird migration ecology; about offshore wind development experience in Europe; and about preventing, minimizing, and mitigating avian and bat impacts; (3) review wind development guidelines developed by the USFWS and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife; and (4) identify topics needing further research and to discuss what can be done to ensure that research is both credible and accessible. These Workshop Proceedings include detailed summaries of the presentations made and the discussions that followed.

Schwartz, Susan Savitt (ed.)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Formulation of a Phase-Independent Wave-Activity Flux for Stationary and Migratory Quasigeostrophic Eddies on a Zonally Varying Basic Flow  

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A new formulation of an approximate conservation relation of wave-activity pseudomomentum is derived, which is applicable for either stationary or migratory quasigeostrophic (QG) eddies on a zonally varying basic flow. The authors utilize a ...

Koutarou Takaya; Hisashi Nakamura

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New England Wind Forum: Environmental Impacts? Interaction with Birds,  

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Environmental Impacts? Environmental Impacts? The construction and operation of a wind farm will have some local impact to the natural environment, but the specific impacts are site specific. Effects can include avian (bird), bat, and other wildlife activity. Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader. Birds Largely because of the unique circumstances and experiences surrounding one region in Northern California with significant wind energy development in the 1980s, wind power proponents now conduct wildlife (and particularly avian) studies as a regular part of screening sites for development. Earlier generations of wind turbines were smaller and located close together. They were mounted on lattice towers and had rapidly spinning blades. These wind turbines were located in great numbers in the Altamont Pass, an area of rolling grassland home to a substantial population of raptors. A high number of bird kills resulted. Wind technology has advanced substantially since the 1980s. Today's larger turbines have wider spacing, more slowly spinning blades, and are mounted on tubular towers. Nonetheless, wind turbines, like all manmade structures, do have the potential to impact birds and/or bats. Careful selection of development sites avoids placement in particularly sensitive locations, and for well-sited wind projects, avian impacts can be minimal including relative to other sources of avian collision. The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative published a report discussing bird interaction with wind turbines in the Spring of 2010, "Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds, Bats, and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions (PDF 2.0 MB)."

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MBTA Green Line 3-car train operating plans to enhance capacity and reliability  

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Transit agencies face a variety of challenges, from increasing ridership to changes in infrastructure, to system expansions, all of which require significant preparation to accommodate the changes without affecting passengers ...

Malikova, Alexandra A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Woodlot Size and Location in Suburban and Rural Matrices on Bird Species Richness and Individual Abundance.  

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??This study assessed the influence of woodlot area and matrix composition on bird species richness and individual abundance. Bird surveys were conducted in winter 2004 (more)

Chartier, Neil Allen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CALIFORNIA GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING IMPACTS TO BIRDS AND BATS FROM  

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Treaty Act, rotorswept area, wind energy, wind siting guidelines, wind turbines. #12; #12; i development projects and wind turbine repowering projects in California. The objectives of the Guidelines of Wind Energy Research Bird and bat interactions with wind turbines is an area of active research

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Turbine Nozzles Failure Due to Bird Strike - Programmaster.org  

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Presentation Title, Turbine Nozzles Failure Due to Bird Strike ... crystal (SX) nickel-based superalloy with environmental coatings on the flow path ... was caused by clogged cooling holes and film cooling reduction, resulting in ... Analysis of Crack Development Involving a Pressure Vessel in a Synthetic Gas Production Plant.

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Extrapair paternity, migration, and breeding synchrony in birds  

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standardized linear contrasts to show that this positive relationship persists when all bird species for which distribution maps published in standard ornithological handbooks (e.g., Cramp, 1977­1994; Marchant and Higgins standardized, may be entered into conventional statistical analyses. Standardization of contrasts is dependent

Cambridge, University of

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IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND ENERGY GENERATION 4.1 INTRODUCTION  

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77 CHAPTER 4 IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND ENERGY GENERATION 4.1 INTRODUCTION Bird mortality studies reporting on wind energy facilities elsewhere regularly report that bird mortality in the APWRA is unusually high there and is, therefore, an anomaly among wind energy facilities in the United States. We

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White Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 45.7615508°, -116.3006974° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.7615508,"lon":-116.3006974,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A Review on Fish Swimming and Bird/Insect Flight  

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This expository review is devoted to fish swimming and bird/insect flight. (i) The simple waving motion of an elongated flexible ribbon plate of constant width, immersed in a fluid at rest, propagating a wave distally down the plate to swim forward is first considered to provide a fundamental concept on energy conservation. It is generalized to include variations in body width and thickness, vortex shedding from appended dorsal, ventral and caudal fins to closely simulate fish swimming for which a nonlinear theory is presented for large-amplitude propulsion. (ii) For bird flight, the pioneering studies on oscillating rigid wings are briefed, followed by presenting a nonlinear unsteady theory for flexible wing with arbitrary variations in shape and trajectory with a comparative study with experiments. (iii) For insect flight, more recent advances are reviewed under aerodynamic theory and modeling, computational methods, and experiments, on forward and hovering flights with producing leading-edge vortex to give...

Wu, Theodore Yaotsu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review on Fish Swimming and Bird/Insect Flight  

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This expository review is devoted to fish swimming and bird/insect flight. (i) The simple waving motion of an elongated flexible ribbon plate of constant width, immersed in a fluid at rest, propagating a wave distally down the plate to swim forward is first considered to provide a fundamental concept on energy conservation. It is generalized to include variations in body width and thickness, vortex shedding from appended dorsal, ventral and caudal fins to closely simulate fish swimming for which a nonlinear theory is presented for large-amplitude propulsion. (ii) For bird flight, the pioneering studies on oscillating rigid wings are briefed, followed by presenting a nonlinear unsteady theory for flexible wing with arbitrary variations in shape and trajectory with a comparative study with experiments. (iii) For insect flight, more recent advances are reviewed under aerodynamic theory and modeling, computational methods, and experiments, on forward and hovering flights with producing leading-edge vortex to give unsteady high lift. (iv) Prospects are explored on extracting intrinsic flow energy by fish and bird to gain thrust for propulsion. (v) The mechanical and biological principles are drawn together for unified studies on the energetics in deriving metabolic power for animal locomotion, leading to a surprising discovery that the hydrodynamic viscous drag on swimming fish is largely associated with laminar boundary layers, thus drawing valid and sound evidences for a resolution to the fish-swim paradox proclaimed by Gray (1936, 1968).

Theodore Yaotsu Wu

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Effects of Turbulence on the Behavior of Migratory Fish, 2002 Final Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The fundamental influence of fluid dynamics on aquatic organisms is receiving increasing attention among aquatic ecologists. For example, the importance of turbulence to ocean plankton has long been a subject of investigation (Peters and Redondo 1997). More recently, studies have begun to emerge that explicitly consider the effects of shear and turbulence on freshwater invertebrates (Statzner et al. 1988; Hart et al. 1996) and fishes (Pavlov et al. 1994, 1995). Hydraulic shear stress and turbulence are interdependent natural hydraulic phenomena that are important to fish, and consequently it is important to develop an understanding of how fish sense, react to, and perhaps utilize these phenomena under normal river flows. The appropriate reaction to turbulence may promote movement of migratory fish (Coutant 1998) or prevent displacement of resident fish. It has been suggested that one of the adverse effects of flow regulation by hydroelectric projects is the reduction of normal turbulence, particularly in the headwaters of reservoirs, which can lead to disorientation and slowing of migration (Williams et al. 1996; Coutant et al. 1997; Coutant 1998). On the other hand, greatly elevated levels of shear and turbulence may be injurious to fish; injuries can range from removal of the mucous layer on the body surface to descaling to torn opercula, popped eyes, and decapitation (Neitzel et al. 2000a,b). Damaging levels of fluid stress, such turbulence, can occur in a variety of circumstances in both natural and man-made environments. This report discusses the effects of shear stress and turbulence on fish, with an emphasis on potentially damaging levels in man-made environments. It defines these phenomena, describes studies that have been conducted to understand their effects, and identifies gaps in our knowledge. In particular, this report reviews the available information on the levels of turbulence that can occur within hydroelectric power plants, and the associated biological effects. Furthermore, this report describes an experimental apparatus designed to test the effect of turbulence on fish, and defines its hydraulics. It gives the results of experiments in which three different fish species were exposed to representative levels of turbulence in the laboratory.

Odeh, Mufeed.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for enhancing nongame bird habitat values on abandoned mine lands of western North Dakota  

SciTech Connect

Throughout western North Dakota the number of unreclaimed surface coal and coal-uranium mines might total over 1100. We examined the potential for enhancing the nongame bird habitat values of unreclaimed mine lands in the arid, western region of North Dakota. Generally, the greatest variety of birds occurred in natural and planted woodlands, while fewer birds occurred in unreclaimed mine lands, grasslands, shrublands and croplands. Deciduous woodland types supported more species of birds than coniferous types. Planted woodlands supported about the same number of bird species as some natural deciduous woodland types and more species than coniferous woods. Unreclaimed mine lands supported more species than grasslands and croplands, and about the same number of species as native shrublands. The highest bird densities were in planted woodlands. Bird diversity varied positively with habitat diversity. The bird fauna of unreclaimed mine lands can be enhanced by creating more diverse habitats. Seventeen guidelines to enhance unreclaimed mine lands for nongame birds are presented. These guidelines can be used in preserving habitats threatened by surface mining and reclaiming previously mined lands.

Burley, J.B.; Hopkins, R.B.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IDENTIFYING PRIORITY CONSERVATION AREAS FOR GRASSLAND BIRDS IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OF VERMONT.  

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??For several decades, grassland bird populations have been facing consistent declines throughout North America with population declines >1.5% per year in the past 40 years (more)

Sutti, Flavio

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th e american bir d conse rvan c y g u id e to bird conservation  

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th e american bir d conse rvan c y g u id e to bird conservation by daniel j. lebbin, michael j CONSERVATION 1886 George Grinnell founds the first Audubon So- ciety. 1896 Harriet Hemenway, her cousin Minna conservation for waterfowl and other birds. 1934 Roger Tory Peterson publishes his landmark Field Guide

McReynolds, Ben

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We encountered a particularly intriguing imita-tion bird-dropping on the dorsal wing surface  

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to have false images of flies on its wings. It may be our imagination, but don't those red compound eyesWe encountered a particularly intriguing imita- tion bird-dropping on the dorsal wing surface the imitation bird dropping and odor was accom- panied by a most extraordinary wing pattern. To our astonishment

Monteiro, Antónia

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Displays of Bird Movements on the WSR-88D: Patterns and Quantification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The WSR-88D can readily detect birds in the atmosphere in both clear air and precipitation mode, and echo reflectivities of 3035 dBZ may be realized during heavy migration events or when birds are departing a roosting site. This paper describes ...

Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr.; Carroll G. Belser

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury contamination in non-fish-eating birds from a polluted watershed  

SciTech Connect

Mercury levels in birds collected along the mercury-contaminated Cheyenne river system in South Dakota were analyzed. The study dealt with small birds which feed mainly on insects, aquatic insect larvae and seeds. The levels found are not lethal, but may be hindering reproduction.

Brown, R.L.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury contamination in fish-eating birds from a polluted watershed  

SciTech Connect

The mercury contents of selected fish-eating birds in the watershed affected by the Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota are reported. The mine had used the mercury amalgamation process to recover gold, and had discharged 12 to 40 pounds of mercury per day. Elevated mercury levels were found in the birds.

Hesse, L.W.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Movements and Behaviors in the Gulf Coast Region: Relation to Potential Wind-Energy Developments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the possible impacts of wind development to birds along the lower Gulf Coast, including both proposed near-shore and offshore developments. The report summarizes wind resources in Texas, discusses timing and magnitude of bird migration as it relates to wind development, reviews research that has been conducted throughout the world on near- and offshore developments, and provides recommendations for research that will help guide wind development that minimizes negative impacts to birds and other wildlife resources.

Morrison, M. L.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Session: Non-fatality and habitat impacts on birds from wind energy development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop was consisted of one paper presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session focused on discussion of non-collision impacts of wind energy projects on birds, primarily impacts to habitat. The presentation included information about the impacts of habitat fragmentation, disturbance, and site avoidance from wind turbines, as well as from roads, transmission facilities, and other related construction at wind project sites. Whether birds habituate to the presence of turbines and the influence of regional factors were also addressed. The paper given by Dale Strickland was titled ''Overview of Non-Collision Related Impacts from Wind Projects''.

Strickland, Dale

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of El Nio on the Spring Fallout of Asian Bird Species at Attu Island  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several studies have documented the effect of the recent secular climate warming on the distributions and geographical ranges of birds. Here the authors report the strong impact of a recurring climatic pattern in the equatorial Pacific, the El ...

Sultan Hameed; Henry H. Norwood; Michael Flanagan; Steven Feldstein; Chien-hsiung Yang

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Doppler Velocity Contamination Caused by Migrating Birds. Part II: Bayes Identification and Probability Tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the Bayesian statistical decision theory, a probabilistic quality control (QC) technique is developed to identify and flag migrating-bird-contaminated sweeps of level II velocity scans at the lowest elevation angle using the QC ...

Shun Liu; Qin Xu; Pengfei Zhang

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Technique for Removing the Effect of Migrating Birds in 915-MHz Wind Profiler Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described and evaluated for decreasing artifacts in radar wind profiler data resulting from overflying, migrating birds. The method processes the prerecorded, averaged spectral data of a wind profiler to derive hourly wind profiles ...

M. S. Pekour; R. L. Coulter

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foraging ecology of wintering wading birds along the Gulf of Mexico coast  

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I studied flock composition, distribution and foraging ecology of wintering wading birds along the Gulf of Mexico coast. I focused on geographic variability in wintering wading bird assemblages, the processes that structured these assemblages and habitat use by wading birds. I found considerable variation among three sites, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Texas; Marsh Island Wildlife Refuge (MIWR), Louisiana; and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR), Florida. Species comprising wintering wading bird assemblages varied regionally. ANWR had the most species-rich assemblage, with eight species. MIWR had only six wading bird species. And CNWR had only three different species. Processes that structured wintering wading bird assemblages also varied regionally. In ANWR, Texas, the Random Fraction niche apportionment model (RF model) best explained the empirical abundance data for ANWR. For abundance data from MIWR a good fit was obtained with the MacArthur Fraction (MF) model and the Power Fraction (PF) models. None of the models fully explained the CNWR abundance data. I also examined patterns of habitat partitioning among wintering wading birds at three different scales at two sites, Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR). At the macrohabitat level, wintering wading birds showed interspecific differences in macrohabitat use of both open water habitats and vegetated flats. At the mesohabitat level all species at MINWR used the category nearest the edge most often, alternatively, at LANWR wading birds were most often in the mesohabitat category of 8.1- 12 m. from the edge. In both locations wading birds partitioned habitat based on water depth. Finally, I found that Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets participated more often in flock foraging and derived more benefits from feeding in flocks than other species. Great Egrets feeding in flocks had a higher mean strike rate than those foraging alone, whereas Snowy Egrets had a higher success rate foraging in flocks than those foraging alone. In the case of the darkercolored species (e.g., Great Blue Herons, etc.) they either showed no difference in behaviors between birds foraging in flocks versus those foraging alone or they actually did worse when they foraged in flocks.

Sherry, Dawn Ann

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardwood energy crops and wildlife diversity: Investigating potential benefits for breeding birds and small mammals  

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Hardwood energy crops have the potential to provide a profit to growers as well as environmental benefits (for water quality, soil stabilization, chemical runoff, and wildlife habitat). Environmental considerations are important for both sustainable development of bioenergy technologies on agricultural lands, and for public support. The Environmental Task of the US DOE`s Biofuels feedstock Development Program (BFDP) is working with industry, universities and others to determine how to plant, manage and harvest these crops to maximize environmental advantages and minimize impacts while economically meeting production needs. One research objective is to define and improve wildlife habitat value of these energy crops by exploring how breeding birds and small mammals use them. The authors have found increased diversity of birds in tree plantings compared to row crops. However, fewer bird and small mammal species use the tree plantings than use natural forest. Bird species composition on hardwood crops studied to date is a mixture of openland and forest bird species. Restricted research site availability to date has limited research to small acreage sites of several years of age, or to a few larger acreage but young (1--2 year) plantings. Through industry collaboration, research began this season on bird use of diverse hardwood plantings (different ages, acreages, tree species) in the southeast. Together with results of previous studies, this research will help define practical energy crop guidelines to integrate native wildlife benefits with productive energy crops.

Schiller, A. [Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN (United States); Tolbert, V.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Biofuels Feedstock Development Program

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Food abundance does not determine bird use of early-successional habitat.  

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Abstract. Few attempts have been made to experimentally address the extent to which temporal or spatial variation in food availability influences avian habitat use. We used an experimental approach to investigate whether bird use differed between treated (arthropods reduced through insecticide application) and control (untreated) forest canopy gaps within a bottomland hardwood forest in the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina, USA. Gaps were two- to three-year-old group selection timber harvest openings of three sizes (0.13, 0.26, and 0.50 ha). Our study was conducted during four bird use periods (spring migration, breeding, post-breeding, and fall migration) in 2002 and 2003. Arthropods were reduced in treated gaps by 68% in 2002 and 73% in 2003. We used mist-netting captures and foraging attack rates to assess the influence of arthropod abundance on avian habitat use. Evidence that birds responded to arthropod abundance was limited and inconsistent. In 2002, we generally captured more birds in treated gaps of the smallest size (0.13 ha) and fewer birds in treated gaps of the larger sizes. In 2003, we recorded few differences in the number of captures in treated and control gaps. Foraging attack rates generally were lower in treated than in control gaps, indicating that birds were able to adapt to the reduced food availability and remain in treated gaps. We conclude that arthropod abundance was not a proximate factor controlling whether forest birds used our gaps. The abundance of food resources may not be as important in determining avian habitat selection as previous research has indicated, at least for passerines in temperate subtropical regions.

Champlin, Tracey B.; Kilgo, John C.; Moorman, Christopher E.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Thermal Image Processing for Detection and Classification of Birds and Bats - FY2012 Annual Report  

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Surveying wildlife at risk from offshore wind energy development is difficult and expensive. Infrared video can be used to record birds and bats that pass through the camera view, but it is also time consuming and expensive to review video and determine what was recorded. We proposed to conduct algorithm and software development to identify and to differentiate thermally detected targets of interest that would allow automated processing of thermal image data to enumerate birds, bats, and insects. During FY2012 we developed computer code within MATLAB to identify objects recorded in video and extract attribute information that describes the objects recorded. We tested the efficiency of track identification using observer-based counts of tracks within segments of sample video. We examined object attributes, modeled the effects of random variability on attributes, and produced data smoothing techniques to limit random variation within attribute data. We also began drafting and testing methodology to identify objects recorded on video. We also recorded approximately 10 hours of infrared video of various marine birds, passerine birds, and bats near the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) at Sequim, Washington. A total of 6 hours of bird video was captured overlooking Sequim Bay over a series of weeks. An additional 2 hours of video of birds was also captured during two weeks overlooking Dungeness Bay within the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Bats and passerine birds (swallows) were also recorded at dusk on the MSL campus during nine evenings. An observer noted the identity of objects viewed through the camera concurrently with recording. These video files will provide the information necessary to produce and test software developed during FY2013. The annotation will also form the basis for creation of a method to reliably identify recorded objects.

Duberstein, Corey A.; Matzner, Shari; Cullinan, Valerie I.; Virden, Daniel J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Maxwell, Adam R.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution and Habitat Associations of Breeding Secretive Marsh Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Northeast Louisiana.  

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??Populations of many North American secretive marsh birds (SMBs) have declined over the past 30 years, primarily as a function of wetland loss. Ranges for (more)

Valente, Jonathon Joseph

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Novel High-Resolution Melting (HRM) Assays for Gender Identification of Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) and other Birds  

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Unambiguous gender identification (ID) is needed to assess parameters in studies of population dynamics, behavior, and evolutionary biology of Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) and other birds. Due to its importance for management and conservation, molecular (DNA-based) avian gender ID assays targeting intron-size differences of the Chromosome Helicase ATPase DNA Binding (CHD) gene of males (CHD-Z) and females (CHD-W) have been developed. Male (ZZ) and female (WZ) genotypes are usually scored as size polymorphisms through agarose or acrylamide gels. For certain species, W-specific restriction sites or multiplex polymerase chain-reaction (PCR) involving CHD-W specific primers are needed. These approaches involve a minimum of three steps following DNA isolation: PCR, gel electrophoresis, and photo-documentation, which limit high throughput scoring and automation potential. In here, a short amplicon (SA) High-resolution Melting Analysis (HRMA) assay for avian gender ID is developed. SA-HRMA of an 81-Base Pair (bp) segment differentiates heteroduplex female (WZ) from homoduplex male (ZZ) genotypes by targeting Single-nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) instead of intron-size differences between CHD-Z and CHD-W genes. To demonstrate the utility of the approach, the gender of Caribbean Flamingo (P. ruber ruber) (17 captive from the Dallas Zoo and 359 wild from Ria Lagartos, Yucatan, Mexico) was determined. The assay was also tested on specimens of Lesser Flamingo (P. minor), Chilean Flamingo (P. chilensis), Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), White-bellied Stork (Ciconia abdimii), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus), Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), and Attwater's Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri). Although the orthologous 81 bp segments of Z and W are highly conserved, sequence alignments with 50 avian species across 15 families revealed mismatches affecting one or more nucleotides within the SA-HRMA forward or reverse primers. Most mismatches were located along the CHD-Z gene that may generate heteroduplex curves and thus gender ID errors. For such cases, taxon and species-specific primer sets were designed. The SA-HRMA gender ID assay can be used in studies of avian ecology and behavior, to assess sex-associated demographics and migratory patterns, and as a proxy to determine the health of the flock and the degree by which conservation and captive breeding programs are functioning.

Chapman, Alexandra

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds | Department of Energy  

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X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds June 30, 2011 - 2:56pm Addthis A collage of images. Top, optical images of: blue jay feather, squid, and fossil fish with feather. Bottom: x-ray images showing the distribution of copper (red) in the same organisms. | Photo Courtesy of Gregory Stewart, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory A collage of images. Top, optical images of: blue jay feather, squid, and fossil fish with feather. Bottom: x-ray images showing the distribution of copper (red) in the same organisms. | Photo Courtesy of Gregory Stewart, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Through x-ray fluorescent imaging techniques developed at the

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It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! | Department of Energy  

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It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! June 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards. EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards. Experienced Pilot and Robot Builder Lands Summer Internship at EM Only 22 years old, Valerie Edwards has accomplished significant feats, from flying airplanes to building award-winning robots. Now, Edwards is ready to achieve more as a DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) Office of External Affairs intern. Her assignment: help improve EM's public communications across the DOE complex. Edwards is poring over the websites of EM sites to determine ways to better

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Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! | Department of Energy  

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Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! May 14, 2013 - 5:20pm Addthis Solar Impulse's HB-SIA prototype is starting the crossing of America. First leg is Moffett Airfield at the Ames Research Center of NASA to Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. Solar Impulse will fly across America in stages from San Francisco to Washington D.C. and New York City. | Photo by Fred Merz, Solar Impulse. Solar Impulse's HB-SIA prototype is starting the crossing of America. First leg is Moffett Airfield at the Ames Research Center of NASA to Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. Solar Impulse will fly across America in stages from San Francisco to Washington D.C. and New York City. | Photo by Fred Merz, Solar Impulse. Solar Impulse's HB-SIA prototype. | Photo by J. Revillard, Solar Impulse.

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RADIONUCLIDES IN MARINE FISHES AND BIRDS FROM AMCHITKA AND KISKA ISLANDS IN THE ALEUTIANS:  

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RADIONUCLIDES IN MARINE FISHES AND BIRDS FROM RADIONUCLIDES IN MARINE FISHES AND BIRDS FROM AMCHITKA AND KISKA ISLANDS IN THE ALEUTIANS: ESTABLISHING A BASELINE Joanna ~ur~er,*'"ichael Gochfeld,"% David ~osson,'** Charles W. ~owers,~~"an-y ~riedlander,':~ ~ i c h a e l tabi in,^** Derek ~avret,'** Stephen ~ewett,'." Daniel ~ n i ~ a r o f f , " Ronald ~ n i g a r o f f , ~ ~ Tim ~ t a m m , ~ ~ James Weston,*** Christian ~eitner,"' and Conrad ~olz'."' Abstmct-Amchitka Island (51" N lat, 179' E long) was the site of three underground nuclear tests from 1965-1971. There have been no substantive studies of radionuclides in marine fishes and birds in the area since the mid-1970's. In this study, levels of wCo, "Eu, 90Sr, 99Tc, "q, I3'Cs, and the actinides (241~m, U 8 ~ u , "

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Session: Non-fatality and habitat impacts on birds from wind energy development  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop was consisted of one paper presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session focused on discussion of non-collision impacts of wind energy projects on birds, primarily impacts to habitat. The presentation included information about the impacts of habitat fragmentation, disturbance, and site avoidance from wind turbines, as well as from roads, transmission facilities, and other related construction at wind project sites. Whether birds habituate to the presence of turbines and the influence of regional factors were also addressed. The paper given by Dale Strickland was titled ''Overview of Non-Collision Related Impacts from Wind Projects''.

Strickland, Dale

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a practical modeling framework for estimating the impact of wind technology on bird populations  

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One of the most pressing environmental concerns related to wind project development is the potential for avian fatalities caused by the turbines. The goal of this project is to develop a useful, practical modeling framework for evaluating potential wind power plant impacts that can be generalized to most bird species. This modeling framework could be used to get a preliminary understanding of the likelihood of significant impacts to birds, in a cost-effective way. The authors accomplish this by (1) reviewing the major factors that can influence the persistence of a wild population; (2) briefly reviewing various models that can aid in estimating population status and trend, including methods of evaluating model structure and performance; (3) reviewing survivorship and population projections; and (4) developing a framework for using models to evaluate the potential impacts of wind development on birds.

Morrison, M.L. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (United States); Pollock, K.H. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian sensitivity analysis applied to an Agent-based model of bird population response to landscape change  

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Agricultural land management has important impacts on land use and vegetation that can rapidly induce ecosystem change. Birds are often used as indicators of such impacts of landscape change on ecosystems. However, predicting the response of birds to ... Keywords: ALMaSS, Agent-based model, BACCO, Emulator, Land use policy, Meta-model, Sensitivity analysis, Set-aside removal, Skylarks, Uncertainty

Hazel R. Parry, Christopher J. Topping, Marc C. Kennedy, Nigel D. Boatman, Alistair W. A. Murray

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveys of forest bird populations found in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the district of Puna, Hawaii  

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This report presents data on the distribution and status of forest bird species found within the vicinity of proposed geothermal resource development on the Island of Hawaii. Potential impacts of the proposed development on the native bird populations found in the project are are addressed.

Jacobi, J.D.; Reynolds, M.; Ritchotte, G.; Nielsen, B.; Viggiano, A.; Dwyer, J.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Checklist for the East Coast Seen Common Name Latin Name Seen Common Name Latin Name  

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herodias Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Great Egret Casmerodius albus Broad-winged Hawk ButeoBird Checklist for the East Coast 1 Seen Common Name Latin Name Seen Common Name Latin Name Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Common Scoter Melanitta nigra Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica White-winged Scoter

Sharp, Kim

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Reproductive success of oak woodland birds in Sonoma and Napa counties. In  

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Birds are often used as environmental indicators because they are conspicuous, they have a very broad constituency, respond to change at multiple spatial scales, and are sampled by standard protocols. However simple counts of birds may provide an incomplete picture of the response of bird populations to environmental change in rapidly changing landscapes like Californias oak woodlands. Demographic data such as reproductive success provide a better measure of habitat quality and response to landscape modification. We collected reproductive success information on 398 nests of 38 species of birds nesting in oak woodlands of Sonoma and Napa counties in 2003 and 2004. We found no evidence that the extent of vineyard at the landscape-level had negative effects on the number of nests, frequency of nests per nest type, nor nest success. In fact, high vineyard-influence sites had slightly higher nest success. Our results suggest that remaining oak woodlands in vineyard landscapes, if properly managed and of sufficient size, can still support a diverse and productive avifauna.

Mark Reynolds; Thomas Gardali; Matt Merrifield; Amon Armstrong; David Wood; Julia Smith; Emily Heaton; Gretchen Lebuhn

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Inertia of Conductivity Cells: Observations with a Sea-Bird Cell  

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We have examined the magnitude and relaxation time of the thermal anomaly of the fluid flowing through the conductivity cell manufactured by Sea-Bird Electronics (SBE) that is induced by the heat stored in the wall of this cell using oceanic data ...

Rolf G. Lueck; James J. Picklo

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Landscape and Urban Planning 71 (2005) 263275 Bird communities of the Colorado Rocky Mountains  

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at each survey point and derived digital land-cover maps from aerial photographs to characterizeLandscape and Urban Planning 71 (2005) 263­275 Bird communities of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA Received 11

Fraterrigo, Jennifer

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In Situ Calibration of the SeaBird 9plus CTD Thermometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Sea-Bird Electronics (SBE 35) deep ocean reference thermometer is used with the SBE 9plus CTD system to calibrate the SBE 3 ocean thermometers of the CTD. The SBE 35 is standardized in water-triple-point and gallium-melting-point cells. The SBE ...

Hiroshi Uchida; Kentaro Ohyama; Satoshi Ozawa; Masao Fukasawa

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloudy Sky Version of Bird's Broadband Hourly Clear Sky Model (Presentation)  

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Presentation on Bird's Broadband Hourly Clear Sky Model given by NREL's Daryl Myers at SOLAR 2006. The objective of this report is to produce ''all sky'' modeled hourly solar radiation. This is based on observed cloud cover data using a SIMPLE model.

Myers, D.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building detection in an urban area using lidar data and QuickBird imagery  

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This article presents a hierarchical approach to detect buildings in an urban area through the combined usage of lidar data and QuickBird imagery. A normalized digital surface model nDSM was first generated on the basis of the difference between a digital ...

Lei Chen; Shuhe Zhao; Wenquan Han; Yun Li

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a collision model to design safer wind turbine rotors for birds  

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A mathematical model for collisions between birds and propeller-type turbine rotors identifies the variables that can be manipulated to reduce the probability that birds will collide with the rotor. This study defines a safety index--the clearance power density--that allows rotors of different sizes and designs to be compared in terms of the amount of wind energy converted to electrical energy per bird collision. The collision model accounts for variations in wind speed during the year and shows that for model rotors with simple, one-dimensional blades, the safety index increases in proportion to rotor diameter, and variable speed rotors have higher safety indexes than constant speed rotors. The safety index can also be increased by enlarging the region near the center of the rotor hub where the blades move slowly enough for birds to avoid them. Painting the blades to make them more visible might have this effect. Model rotors with practical designs can have safety indexes an order of magnitude higher than those for model rotors typical of the constant speeds rotors in common use today. This finding suggests that redesigned rotors could have collision rates with birds perhaps an order of magnitude lower than today`s rotors, with no reduction in the production of wind power. The empirical data that exist for collisions between raptors, such as hawks and eagles, and rotors are consistent with the model: the numbers of raptor carcasses found beneath large variable speed rotors, relative to the numbers found under small constant speed rotors, are in the proportions predicted by the collision model rather than in proportion to the areas swept by the rotor blades. However, uncontrolled variables associated with these data prevent a stronger claim of support for the model.

Tucker, V.A. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Dept. of Zoology

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Group-Selection Opening Size on Breeding Bird Habitat Use in a Bottomland Forest  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research on the effects of creating group-selection openings of various sizes on breeding birds habitat use in a bottomland hardwood forest of the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina. Creation of 0.5-ha group selection openings in southern bottomland forests should provide breeding habitat for some field-edge species in gaps and habitat for forest-interior species and canopy-dwelling forest-edge species between gaps provided that enough mature forest is made available.

Moorman, C.E.; D.C. Guynn, Jr.

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variation in the Structure of Bird Nests between Northern Manitoba and Southeastern Ontario  

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Traits that converge in appearance under similar environmental conditions among phylogenetically independent lineages are thought to represent adaptations to local environments. We tested for convergence in nest morphology and composition of birds breeding in two ecologically different locations in Canada: Churchill in northern Manitoba and Elgin in southeastern Ontario. We examined nests from four families of passerine birds (Turdidae: Turdus, Parulidae: Dendroica, Emberizidae: Passerculus and Fringillidae: Carduelis) where closely related populations or species breed in both locations. Nests of American Robins, Yellow Warblers, and Carduelis finches had heavier nest masses, and tended to have thicker nestwalls, in northern Manitoba compared with conspecifics or congenerics breeding in southeastern Ontario. Together, all species showed evidence for wider internal and external nest-cup diameters in northern Manitoba, while individual species showed varying patterns for internal nest-cup and external nest depths. American Robins, Yellow Warblers, and Carduelis finches in northern Manitoba achieved heavier nest masses in different ways. American Robins increased all materials in similar proportions, and Yellow Warblers and Common Redpolls used greater amounts of select materials. While changes in nest composition vary uniquely for each species, the pattern of larger nests in northern Manitoba compared to southeastern Ontario in three of our four phylogenetically-independent comparisons suggests that birds are adapting to similar selective

Carla A. Crossman; Vanya G. Rohwer; Paul R. Martin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organochlorine insecticide, polychlorinated biphenyl, and metal residues in some South Dakota birds, 1975-76  

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Common species of South Dakota birds with different feeding habits were analyzed in 1975-76 for 11 insecticide residues, six metals, and PCB's. Crows, American coots, starlings, and Franklin's gulls were analyzed. DDE was the most prevalent residue, detected in 93% of all samples. Dieldrin was detected in 61% of all samples. PCB's were not found to be above the minimum detectable level in any sample. Gulls had higher insecticide and metal residues than coots, starlings, or crows had. (16 references, 2 tables)

Greichus, Y.A.; Gueck, B.D.; Ammann, B.D.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Notes  

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she lost patience, fluttered her wings angrily in front of it, and sounded like a long string of flicker cusswords. The youngster squatted and then went floundering off, a little...

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Bird Habitats  

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Nestbox Network is in the position to be a cost-effective and efficient surveillance tool for long-term environmental stewardship at Los Alamos, coupled with monitoring...

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ESH100.2.ENV.2  

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Sandia-controlled premises that have the potential to affect: Protected species (e.g., fish, plants, wildlife) or their habitats. Migratory birds, their nests, eggs, or...

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Long-term monitoring of fleshy fruit and hard mast production and seasonal bird distribution at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.  

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A final report of Fruit and hard mast production in five habitat types at SRS with a comparison of fruit consumption by fledgling versus adult birds at SRS and Relative importance of fruit, seeds, and insects in the diets of overwintering birds at SRS.

Greenberg, Cathryn, H.; Levey, Douglas J.

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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JAN 183 26 [1] R.S. Bird. Lectures on constructive functional programming. In M. Broy, editor, Constructive Methods  

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University of Technology, 1990. [3] C. Morgan. Programming from Specifications. Series in Computer Science (C.A.RJAN 183 ­26 END OD END References [1] R.S. Bird. Lectures on constructive functional programming. In M. Broy, editor, Constructive Methods in Computing Science, NATO ASI Series F, pages 151

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Ecological Modelling 117 (1999) 261267 Modeling bird mortality associated with the M/V Citrus oil spill  

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Ecological Modelling 117 (1999) 261­267 Modeling bird mortality associated with the M/V Citrus oil of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York NY 10024, USA/V Citrus oil spill in February 1996. Most of the islands beaches were searched on an irregular schedule

Rockwell, Robert F.

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Newly Described "Dragon" Protein Could Be Key to Bird Flu Cure |  

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Hearing the Highest Pitches Hearing the Highest Pitches Unveiling the Secrets of Nanoparticle Haloing A Fruit-Fly Protein that Captures Tumor Growth Factors A Protein that Repairs Damage to Cancer Cells An X-ray Vortex on the Horizon? Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Newly Described "Dragon" Protein Could Be Key to Bird Flu Cure JULY 16, 2008 Bookmark and Share The overall structure of the PAC -PB1 N complex. The structure is colored according to secondary structure and elements are labeled. Helices are shown as cylinders and are red in the brain domain and blue in the mouth domain; strands are yellow and loops are green. The PB1 N peptide is

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Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors | Advanced Photon  

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An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity How to Make a Splash Pressure-Tuning the Quantum Phase Transition in a Model 2-D Magnet Reappearing Superconductivity Surprises Scientists Manipulating Genes with Hidden TALENs Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors MAY 18, 2012 Bookmark and Share This collage shows the ring-shaped, isotropic x-ray diffraction pattern and electron microscope cross-section of the three-dimensional amorphous or quasi-ordered biophotonic nanostructure in spongy medullary feather barbs responsible for the vivid turquoise plumage of the Plum-throated Cotinga

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Assessment of the Impacts of Green Mountain Power Corporation's Wind Power Facility on Breeding and Migrating Birds in Searsburg, Vermont: July 1996--July 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A 6-megawatt, 11 turbine wind power development was constructed by Green Mountain Power Corporation in Searsburg, southern Vermont, in 1996. To determine whether birds were impacted, a series of modified BA (Before, After) studies was conducted before construction (1993-1996), during (1996), and after (1997) construction on the project site. The studies were designed to monitor changes in breeding bird community (species composition and abundance) on the site, examine the behavior and numbers of songbirds migrating at night over the site and hawks migrating over the site in daylight, and search for carcasses of birds that might have collided with the turbines.

Kerlinger, P.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Session: What have studies of communications towers suggested regarding the impact of guy wires and lights on birds and bats  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The paper ''Wind turbines and Avian Risk: Lessons from Communications Towers'' was given by Paul Kerlinger. The presenter outlined lessons that have been learned from research on communications (not cell) towers and about the impacts of guy wires and lights on birds and bats and how they could be useful to wind energy developers. The paper also provided specific information about a large 'fatality' event that occurred at the Mountaineer, WC wind energy site in May 2003, and a table of Night Migrant Carcass search findings for various wind sites in the US.

Kerlinger, Paul

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Diversity, Birdwatching Tourism and Conservation in Peru: A Geographic Analysis  

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In the face of the continuing global biodiversity loss, it is important not only to assess the need for conservation, through e.g. gap analyses, but also to seek practical solutions for protecting biodiversity. Environmentally and socially sustainable tourism can be one such solution. We present a method to spatially link data on conservation needs and tourism-based economic opportunities, using bird-related tourism in Peru as an example. Our analysis highlighted areas in Peru where potential for such projects could be particularly high. Several areas within the central and northern Andean regions, as well as within the lowland Amazonian regions of Madre de Dios and Loreto emerge as promising for this type of activity. Mechanisms to implement conservation in these areas include e.g. conservation and ecotourism concessions, private conservation areas, and conservation easements. Some of these mechanisms also offer opportunities for local communities seeking to secure their traditional land ownership and use rights. (Spanish language abstract, Abstract S1).

Liisa Puhakka; Matti Salo; Ilari E. Sksjrvi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal sludge dryer demonstration: Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Buffalo, NY. Final report  

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The Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA), in cooperation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Energy Authority), commissioned a demonstration of a full scale indirect disk-type sludge dryer at the Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (BIWWTP). The purpose of the project was to determine the effects of the sludge dryer on the sludge incineration process at the facility. Sludge incineration is traditionally the most expensive, energy-intensive unit process involving solids handling at wastewater treatment plants; costs for incineration at the BIWWTP have averaged $2.4 million per year. In the conventional method of processing solids, a series of volume reduction measures, which usually includes thickening, digestion, and mechanical dewatering, is employed prior to incineration. Usually, a high level of moisture is still present within sewage sludge following mechanical dewatering. The sludge dryer system thermally dewaters wastewater sludge to approximately 26%, (and as high as 38%) dry solids content prior to incineration. The thermal dewatering system at the BIWWTP has demonstrated that it meets its design requirements. It has the potential to provide significant energy and other cost savings by allowing the BSA to change from an operation employing two incinerators to a single incinerator mode. While the long-term reliability of the thermal dewatering system has yet to be established, this project has demonstrated that installation of such a system in an existing treatment plant can provide the owner with significant operating cost savings.

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Size-Abundance Relationships in an Amazonian Bird Community: Implications for the Energetic Equivalence Rule  

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abstract: We studied size-abundance relationships in a speciesrich Amazonian bird community and found that the slope of the logarithmic relationship between population density and body mass ( b p ?0.22) is significantly shallower than expected under Damuths energetic equivalence rule (EER), which states that population energy use (PEU) is independent of species body mass. We used estimates of avian field metabolic rates to examine the logarithmic relationship between PEU and body mass and its variation among ecological guilds. The relationship for all species had a significantly positive slope ( b p 0.46), indicating that PEU of larger species was greater than that of smaller species. Analyses of guilds revealed significant variation. The slopes of the frugivore-omnivore, insectivore, and granivore guilds were all significantly positive, with that of the frugivore-omnivore guild being the steepest. In contrast, PEU did not vary significantly with species body mass among raptors. These results were confirmed in analyses using both species values and phylogenetically independent contrasts, and the results do not support the EER in this community. The spatial distribution of resources and mechanisms of interference competition within guilds may explain why most patterns differed from the predictions of the EER. Other sources of variation, including the effects of scale, are also discussed.

Sabrina E. Russo; Scott K. Robinson; John Terborgh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulative impact assessments and bird/wind farm interactions: Developing a conceptual framework  

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The wind power industry has grown rapidly in the UK to meet EU targets of sourcing 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Although wind power is a renewable energy source, there are environmental concerns over increasing numbers of wind farm proposals and associated cumulative impacts. Individually, a wind farm, or indeed any action, may have minor effects on the environment, but collectively these may be significant, potentially greater than the sum of the individual parts acting alone. EU and UK legislation requires a cumulative impact assessment (CIA) as part of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). However, in the absence of detailed guidance and definitions, such assessments within EIA are rarely adequate, restricting the acquisition of basic knowledge about the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations. Here we propose a conceptual framework to promote transparency in CIA through the explicit definition of impacts, actions and scales within an assessment. Our framework requires improved legislative guidance on the actions to include in assessments, and advice on the appropriate baselines against which to assess impacts. Cumulative impacts are currently considered on restricted scales (spatial and temporal) relating to individual development EIAs. We propose that benefits would be gained from elevating CIA to a strategic level, as a component of spatially explicit planning.

Masden, Elizabeth A., E-mail: e.masden.1@research.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom) and Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Fox, Anthony D., E-mail: tfo@dmu.d [Department of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Kalo, Grenavej 14, 8410 Ronde (Denmark); Furness, Robert W., E-mail: r.furness@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Bullman, Rhys, E-mail: rhys.bullman@rpsgroup.co [Scottish Natural Heritage, The Beta Centre, Innovation Park, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NF (United Kingdom); Haydon, Daniel T., E-mail: d.haydon@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing functions of natural and created marshes for shorebirds and wading birds  

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Shorebirds and wading birds were observed November 1997 to April 1998 and September 1998 to April 1999 to compare functional values of natural and created marshes on the Texas coast. Study locations included Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Nueces Delta Mitigation Project, and Mustang Island, Texas. Analysis focused on black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola), long-billed curlew (Numenitus americanus, peeps (Calidris sandpipers), willet (Cataptrophorus semipalmatus), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), and great egret (Ardea alba). Invertebrate benthos were sampled to determine prey availability. Few significant differences existed in invertebrate density or biomass between sites. No significant differences existed for any variable at Aransas NWR (p>0.05). At Nueces Delta, total biomass (p=0.031) and polychaete biomass (p=0.029) were significantly lower in October 1998 than in February 1998 or 1999, or April 1998 or 1999. Total density (p=0.042) and crustacean density (p=0.049) were significantly higher at the Mustang Island natural site than at the created site. Insect density (p=0.002) and insect biomass (p=0.001) increased significantly from November 1998 to April 1999 on Mustang Island. Cluster analysis showed no overall pattern among avian species' activities by site, location, year, or type of site (natural or created). Mustang Island sites were most similar for black-bellied plover, long- billed curlew, peeps, and willet. Peeps fed in >78% of observations at all sites except Nueces Island 1997-98 (61.3%). Great blue heron and great egret were rarely recorded feeding (<20%) at any site. Patterns of utilization among sites appear species specific, related more to habitat than type of site. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling using the 11 most abundant species separated Mustang Island sites from Nueces Delta sites. Dunlin, peeps, sanderling, willet, snowy egret, and great egret were much more abundant on Mustang Island than Nueces Delta. Availability of tidal flats at Mustang Island probably explains differences in community composition.

Brusati, Elizabeth Diane

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Risk Behaviors and Fatalities at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: Period of Performance, March 1998--December 2000  

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It has been documented that wind turbine operations at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area kill large numbers of birds of multiple species, including raptors. We initiated a study that integrates research on bird behaviors, raptor prey availability, turbine design, inter-turbine distribution, landscape attributes, and range management practices to explain the variation in avian mortality at two levels of analysis: the turbine and the string of turbines. We found that inter-specific differences in intensities of use of airspace within close proximity did not explain the variation in mortality among species. Unique suites of attributes relate to mortality of each species, so species-specific analyses are required to understand the factors that underlie turbine-caused fatalities. We found that golden eagles are killed by turbines located in the canyons and that rock piles produced during preparation of the wind tower laydown areas related positively to eagle mortality, perhaps due to the use of these rock piles as cover by desert cottontails. Other similar relationships between fatalities and environmental factors are identified and discussed. The tasks remaining to complete the project are summarized.

Thelander, C. G.; Smallwood, K. S.; Rugge, L.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Term Performance of Aanderaa Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 Dissolved-Oxygen Sensors Bottom Mounted at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay  

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A field evaluation of two new dissolved-oxygen sensing technologies, the Aanderaa Instruments AS optode model 3830 and the Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., model SBE43, was carried out at about 32-m water depth in western Massachusetts Bay. The optode ...

Marinna Martini; Bradford Butman; Michael J. Mickelson

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of Energy Use and Biomass Among Species of North American Terrestrial Birds Author(s): Brian A. Maurer and James H. Brown  

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Distribution of Energy Use and Biomass Among Species of North American Terrestrial Birds Author, 69(6), 1988, pp. 1923-1932 ? 1988 by the Ecological Society of America DISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY USE. The distribution of biomass and energy use among species with different body sizes provides an empirical basis

Brown, James H.

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Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities 10Noon Pacific Wednesday, September 26, 2012  

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Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities 10 results from a California Wind Energy Association (CalWEA)sponsored, California Energy Commissionfunded associated with wind energy facilities, including an improved equation developed to adjust mortality

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Tuna-Dolphin-Bird Feeding Assemblages in the Galapagos Islands and Their Response to the Physical Characteristics of the Upper Water Column  

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Tuna-dolphin-bird feeding assemblages are unique to the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP). These multiple species groups are believed to forage together in response to the physical properties of the near surface ocean as these constrain the distribution of prey. In the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR), intra-annual and interannual changes affect the properties of the water column, inducing mesoscale and fine scale temporal variability. Four three-week oceanographic surveys took place, in September 2008, April 2009, October 2009, and September 2010, between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and one small boat survey took place in June 2010 within the GMR. Marine mammal surveys were conducted during daylight hours and Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) sensor casts were taken throughout the survey. Data were analyzed to determine the types of water masses present and the strength and depth of the thermocline layer. These data were compared with the sightings of marine mammals, bird feeding groups, and tuna-dolphin-bird assemblages. Additionally, these data were used to predict where tuna would be likely to associate with dolphin groups. Results show Equatorial Surface Water was the dominant water mass throughout the archipelago, regardless of season or ENSO index. High salinity, cold water west of Isla Isabela indicated topographic upwelling of the Equatorial Undercurrent. Tropical Surface Waters from the Panama Current were detected north of the Equatorial Front to the east of the islands. Obvious changes in the water column properties were observed between El Nio and La Nia events in the GMR. Most mixed groups were sighted west and south of Isla Isabela during the four oceanographic surveys, as well as north and west of Isla San Cristobal in June 2010. Most sightings were in cool, high salinity waters, and high chlorophyll concentrations. There were a greater number of sightings during the April 2009 survey (ENSO-neutral conditions) than during any of the three fall surveys. Additionally, tuna-dolphin-bird groups were more likely to be seen near Isla Isabela, with the majority of them sighted during the April 2009 survey and a few sighted in each of the September 2008 and October 2009 surveys. No tuna-dolphin-bird groups were sighted during the September 2010 surveys. Results show that the presence and location of these multi-species groups may be controlled by the inter-annual cycles, the intra-annual cycles, or a combination of both types of changes seen within the Galapagos.

Johnston, Michelle

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Birds in Winter  

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some of them in considerable number. Crow Bluejay Tree sparrow Evening grosbeak Herring gull Junco Goldfinch Horned lark Pheasant Black-capped chickadee Redpoll Cardinal...

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The Christmas Bird Count  

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region are the Palos forest preserves, the DesPlaines River and Salt Creek valleys, Lincoln Park and the Chicago lake front, Waukegan and the Illinois Dunes, the...

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Bird-Feeding Boards  

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live here all winter. Now is the time. The simplest device is a board or a piece of plywood nailed on a window sill. It should be at least 12 inches wide and 24 inches long, set...

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Bird Egg Colors  

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most exposed eggs whether on the ground or not. A second purpose to darker eggs is to shield it from harmful sun radiation. especially if the eggs are exposed. Steve Sample Not an...

139

A Migratory Anticyclone Event during Project GALE  

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A case study of a transitory anticyclone is conducted as part of the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) for the Intensive Observing Period (IOP) of 79 March 1986. The special GALE data networks were activated in anticipation of possible ...

Robert J. Oravec; Lance F. Bosart

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abundance, Distribution and Estimated Consumption (kg fish) of Piscivorous Birds Along the Yakima River, Washington State; Implications for Fisheries Management, 2002 Annual Report.  

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This report is divided into two chapters. The abstract for chapter one is--Understanding of the abundance and spatial and temporal distributions of piscivorous birds and their potential consumption of fish is an increasingly important aspect of fisheries management. During 1999-2002, we determined the abundance and distribution and estimated the maximum consumption (kg biomass) of fish-eating birds along the length of the Yakima River in Washington State. Sixteen different species were observed during the 4-yr study, but only half of those were observed during all years. Abundance and estimated consumption of fish within the upper and middle sections of the river were dominated by common mergansers (Mergus merganser) which are known to breed in those reaches. Common mergansers accounted for 78 to 94% of the estimated total fish take for the upper river or approximately 28,383 {+-} 1,041 kg over the 4 yrs. A greater diversity of avian piscivores occurred in the lower river and potential impacts to fish populations was more evenly distributed among the species. In 1999-2000, great blue herons potentially accounted for 29 and 36% of the fish consumed, whereas in 2001-2002 American white pelicans accounted for 53 and 55%. We estimated that approximately 75,878 {+-} 6,616 kg of fish were consumed by piscivorous birds in the lower sections of the river during the study. Bird assemblages differed spatially along the river with a greater abundance of colonial nesting species within the lower sections of the river, especially during spring and the nesting season. The abundance of avian piscivores and consumption estimates are discussed within the context of salmonid supplementation efforts on the river and juvenile out-migration. The abstract for chapter two is--Consumption of fish by piscivorous birds may be a significant constraint on efforts to enhance salmonid populations within tributaries to the Columbia River in Washington State. During 1999-2002, we determined the abundance of fish-eating birds, primarily ring-billed (Larus delawarensis) and California (L. californicus) gulls and monitored their behavior at two man-made structures within the Yakima River in eastern Washington: Horn Rapids Dam, a low-head irrigation dam, and the return pipe for the Chandler Juvenile Fish Handling Facility. Earlier observations of congregations of gulls at these structures suggested an increased likelihood of predation of out-migrating juvenile salmonids. We estimated the number of fish consumed and examined the relationship between river flow and gull numbers and fish taken. Numbers of gulls at the structures varied daily between their arrival in Late March-early April and departure in late June (mean ({+-}SE) - Horn Rapids: 11.7 ({+-}2.0), Chandler: 20.1 ({+-}1.5) ). During the 4-yr study, numbers at Horn Rapids peaked dramatically during the last 2 weeks in May (between 132.9 ({+-}4.2) to 36.6 ({+-}2.2) gulls/day) and appeared to the associated with the release of > 1-mil hatchery juvenile fall chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) above the 2 study sites. A comparable peak in gull abundance was not observed at Chandler. Diurnal patterns of gull abundance also varied among years and sites. The relationship between foraging efficiency and gull numbers was not consistent among years or sites. Gull numbers were not correlated with river flow when year was considered. However, variations in flow among years appeared to be associated with average gull numbers at each site, but trends were not consistent between sites. Low seasonal flows were associated with increased predation at Chandler, whereas high seasonal flows were associated with increased predation at Horn Rapids. Assuming all fish taken were salmonids, we estimate gulls consumed between 0.1-10.3 % of the juvenile salmonids passing or being released from the Chandler Juvenile Fish Monitoring Facility located above the two structures. Staggered releases of hatchery fish, nocturnal releases of fish entrained in the Chandler facility, changes in the orientation of the outflow from the f

Major, III, Walter; Grassley, James M.; Ryding, Kristen E. (University of Washington, Quantitive Ecology Program, Seattle, WA)

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multivariate Ornstein--Uhlenbeck process in studies of home range. Technical report No. 2. [Radiotelemetry tracking of birds, deer, and coyotes  

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In home range studies, the statistical analysis of radio telemetry data poses special problems due to lack of independence of successive observations along the sample path. Assuming, however, that such data is generated by a continuous, stationary, Gaussian process possessing the Markov property, then a multivariate Ornstein-Uhlenbeck diffusion process is necessarily the source and is proposed here to be a workable model. Its characterization is given in terms of the typical descriptive properties of home range such as center of activity, homing tendency, and confidence regions. Invariance of the model with respect to the choice of an observational coordinate system is established, while data for twin deer is used to illustrate the manner in which the model may be used for the study of territorial interaction. An approximate maximum likelihood procedure is proposed for estimation purposes, with results being reported for deer, coyote, and bird tracking data. Estimates based on the coyote tracking data are used to illustrate how the concept of statistical information may be utilized to examine various sampling strategies.

Dunn, J. E.

1976-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Birds Sighted at Freels Bend  

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and water, an increasingly rare combination in the region. Common loon Eastern wood-pewee c Black-throated green warbler Pied-billed grebe Acadian flycatcher c...

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A survey of endangered waterbirds on Maui and Oahu and assessment of potential impacts to waterbirds from the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission corridor. Final report  

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A survey of endangered waterbirds on Maui and Oahu was conducted during August and September 1993 to identify potential waterbird habitats within the general area of the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission corridor and to assess the potential impacts to endangered waterbird of installing and operating a high voltage transmission line from the Island of Hawaii to the islands of Oahu and Maui. Annual waterbird survey information and other literature containing information on specific wetland sites were summarized. Literature describing impacts of overhead transmission lines on birds was used to evaluate potential impacts of the proposed project on endangered waterbirds, resident wading birds, and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. On Oahu, five wetland habitats supporting endangered Hawaiian waterbirds were identified within 2.5 miles of the proposed transmission line corridor. On Maui, three wetland habitats supporting endangered Hawaiian waterbirds were identified within the general area of the proposed transmission line corridor. Several of the wetlands identified on Oahu and Maui also supported resident wading birds and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. Endangered waterbirds, resident wading birds, and migratory birds may collide with the proposed transmission lines wires. The frequency and numbers of bird collisions is expected to be greater on Oahu than on Maui because more wetland habitat exists and greater numbers of birds occur in the project area on Oahu. In addition, the endangered Hawaiian goose and the endangered Hawaiian petrel may be impacted by the proposed segment of the Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission line on Maui.

Evans, K.; Woodside, D.; Bruegmann, M. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, HI (United States). Pacific Islands Office

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint Vortices, Eastward Propagating Eddies and Migratory Taylor Columns  

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The behavior of an isolated pair of vortices consisting of two eddies situated on top of each other in a three-layer ocean is examined analytically. The amplitudes of both eddies are high and, consequently, the two eddies behave as one unit and ...

Doron Nof

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MIGRATORY MOVEMENTS OF PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA OFF CALIFORNIA  

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management of Pacific bluefin tuna, especially given theirattrition of northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in theof northern bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, caught in the

Block, Barbara A.; Farwell, Charles J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use  

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evaluated potential effects on Federally recognized Indian Tribes and have determined that there are no potential effects. This rule will not interfere with the Tribes ability to manage themselves or their funds or to regulate migratory bird activities on Tribal lands.

In Accordance The Presidents

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor  

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Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line for commuter rail service. In addition the Grand Junction ...

Bockelie, Adam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"A transit pass in everyone's hand?" : implementing Unlimited Access Pass programs as a strategy to increase transit ridership  

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(cont.) ridership growth induced by UAP programs. The lessons learned are then applied in form of a university pass program at the MBTA in Boston, suggesting program designs, pricing alternatives and estimating impacts on ...

Hester, Ursula, 1971-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Private Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | A  

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Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | A Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | A 74BPrivate Citizen/Individual's Written Comments Private Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | 1 While anecdotal suggestions of health effects from wind turbine sound can be found online, No evidence exists regarding direct negative health effects associated with wind turbine sound in any peer reviewed, scientific papers or studies. Impacts to birds and bats are disclosed in Section 4.4.5.11-Migratory Birds - Direct and Indirect Effects by Alternative and 4.4.5.8-Bats - Direct and Indirect Effects by Alternative, respectively. Impacts to Birds and Bats will be minimized by MM-BIO-5 Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy. Additionally, refer to Appendix B-4: Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy (formerly known as the Avian and Bat

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Property:NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation | Open Energy Information  

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Imposed Mitigation Imposed Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation Property Type Text Description Agency imposed mitigation plan to minimize the risk of a potential negative impact to a NEPA resource with a geothermal development effort. Pages using the property "NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01#NEPAImpact_with_Migratory_Birds + Initial ground disturbing activities would not be conducted during the migratory bird nesting season (March through July) unless necessary, and then only after inventories for migratory birds and nests were conducted by a qualified biologist acceptable to the BLM. This survey would be conducted to identify either breeding adult birds or nest sites within the specific areas to be disturbed. If active nests are present within these areas to be disturbed, NGP would coordinate with the authorized officer to develop appropriate protection measures for these sites, which may include avoidance, construction constraints, and/or the establishment of buffers.

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Bird Bones in Bending and Torsion  

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Microbial synthesis and fabrication of palladium nanoparticle catalysts by using the metal ion-reducing bacterium Shewanella algae Micromechanical...

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Many Birds Fly, Some Dont  

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Ever since the publication of Programs With Common Sense by McCarthy, the problem of qualification has been a source of intense research and debate. While it is undoubtful that now the common sense research community knows ... Keywords: belief revision, commonsense reasoning, nonmonotonic reasoning, partial set inclusion, qualification problem

Luia M. M. Custdio; Carlos Pinto-Ferreira

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Winter Birds from Canada in Chicagoland  

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from Canada in Chicagoland Nature Bulletin No. 704-A February 10, 1979 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W, Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation...

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A bird's eye view of quantum computers  

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Quantum computers are discussed in the general framework of computation, the laws of physics and the foundations of quantum mechanics.

Giuliano Benenti; Giuliano Strini

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of Health, Safety and Security | Department of Energy  

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Office of Health, Safety and Security Office of Health, Safety and Security DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Read more President Obama Meets with Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Award Finalists and Winners HSS' Josh Silverman joins other 2013 "Sammie Award" Finalists at the White House to meet President Barack Obama. Read more National Day of Remembrance HSS Honors Former Nuclear Weapons Program Workers On Friday, October 25th 2013, HSS honored over 150 nuclear weapons program workers at the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM). Read more Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and Deputy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman

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31 - 11640 of 29,416 results. 31 - 11640 of 29,416 results. Download Technical Standards, Newsletter-August 1998 The Standards Forum and Standards Actions, August 1998 http://energy.gov/hss/downloads/technical-standards-newsletter-august-1998 Download CX-009005: Categorical Exclusion Determination Henderson Solar Energy Project CX(s) Applied: B5.16 Date: 08/22/2012 Location(s): Nevada Offices(s): Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-009005-categorical-exclusion-determination Download Executive Order 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/executive-order-13186-responsibilities-federal-agencies-protect-migratory-birds Download Audit Report: WR-B-96-02 Audit of Construction of an Environmental, Safety, and Health Analytical

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51 - 14660 of 26,764 results. 51 - 14660 of 26,764 results. Download URTAC Meeting- October 21, 2010 Meeting minutes and Federal Register notice for October 21, 2010 meeting http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/urtac-meeting-october-21-2010 Download Executive Order 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/executive-order-13186-responsibilities-federal-agencies-protect-migratory-birds Download National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms The following are the National Policy Assurances which are incorporated by reference as Award Terms at time of Award. The National Policy Assurances which apply to the award are those in effect on... http://energy.gov/management/downloads/national-policy-assurances-be-incorporated-award-terms

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Program Highlights | Department of Energy  

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About Us » News & Blog » Program Highlights About Us » News & Blog » Program Highlights Program Highlights December 4, 2013 Program Highlights DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. November 1, 2013 Program Highlights Hazard Communications Training Deadline Approaches All DOE Federal and contractor employees with hazardous chemicals in their workplace MUST complete the new Hazard Communications Standard Training, per 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, by DECEMBER 1, 2013. October 31, 2013 HSS' Josh Silverman joins other 2013 "Sammie Award" Finalists at the White House to meet President Barack Obama. Josh is in the back row, fifth from the right.

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Original Article Gastrointestinal Helminths of Magpies (Pica pica), Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) and Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) in Mazandaran Province, North of Iran  

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Background: Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine birds including crows, rooks, magpies, jays, chough, and ravens. These birds are migratory species, especially in the shortage of foods, so they can act like vectors for a wide range of microorganisms. They live generally in temperate climates and in a very close contact with human residential areas as well as poultry farms. There is no available information in the literature concerning the parasitic infections of these three species of corvidae in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, so this study was conducted to clarify this. Methods: As there are three species of corvid birds in Mazandaran Province, 106 birds including 79 magpies, 11 rooks, and 16 carrion crows were examined between winter 2007 and spring 2008 at post mortem for gastrointestinal helminths. The helminths were drawn and identified morphologically in the

Iranian J Parasitol; A Halajian; A Eslami; I Mobedi; O Amin; J Mariaux; J Mansoori; S Tavakol

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Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory avian research program  

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As wind energy use continues to expand, concern over the possible impacts of wind farms on birds continues to be an issue. The concern includes two primary areas: the effect of avian mortality on bird populations, and possible litigation over the killing of even one bird if it is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Endangered Species Act or both. In order to address these concerns, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working collaboratively with all stakeholders including utilities, environmental groups, consumer advocates, utility regulators, government officials, and the wind industry, has an active avian-wind power research program. DOE/NREL is conducting and sponsoring research with the expectation of developing solutions to educe or avoid avian mortality due to wind energy development throughout the US. This paper outlines the DOE/NREL approach and summarizes completed, current, and planned projects.

Sinclair, K.C. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Morrison, M.L. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WIND POWER Impacts on Wildlife and Government Responsibilities for Regulating Development and Protecting Wildlife Why GAO Did This Study  

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Wind power has recently experienced dramatic growth in the United States, with further growth expected. However, several wind power-generating facilities have killed migratory birds and bats, prompting concern from wildlife biologists and others about the species affected, and the cumulative effects on species populations. GAO assessed (1) what available studies and experts have reported about the impacts of wind power facilities on wildlife in the United

Protecting Wildlife

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1 www.aviandemographyunit.orgBirds in Reserves Project Guide BIRDS IN RESERVES  

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-western and southern coastal belt and Little Karoo 2. West coast, Karoo and western Orange River 3. Kalahari 4 to the habitats on red Kalahari sands. West coast and Karoo include Strandveld, Succulent Karoo, Nama Karoo and Bushmanland. The birdlife of the western Orange River is very different from the surrounding Karoo

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file://Z:\2010 CX Rulemaking\01 Comments on Proposed Rule\Comme  

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02 02 Rulemaking to Amend 10 CFR Part 1021: National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures Comment On: DOE-HQ-2010-0002-0014 National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures Document: DOE-HQ-2010-0002-0019 Comment on FR Doc # 2010-32316 Submitter Information Name: William Kirk Williams Address: 5428 S. Broadwing Way 5428 S. Broadwing Way Boise, Idaho, 83716 Email: wkwllc@earthlink.net Fax: (208) 333-9506 General Comment Please do not include "Wind Turbines" and "Solar Potovoltaic" systems among categorical exclusions. Such projects are far too big and consume far too much land to be build without following the EIS process. Wind Turbines kill birds in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Without mandatory compliance with EIS no mechanism to assurme BMPs for minimizing bird kills will be in

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Session: Avian migration and implications for wind power development in the Eastern United States  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of two presentations followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session was arranged to convey what is known about avian migration, particularly in the eastern US. The first presentation ''Migration Ecology: Issues of Scale and Behavior'' by Sarah Mabey frames the issue of migratory bird interactions with wind energy facilities from an ecological perspective: when, where, and why are migrant bird species vulnerable to wind turbine collision. The second presentation ''Radar Studies of Nocturnal Migration at Wind Sites in the Eastern US'' by Brian Cooper reported on radar studies conducted at wind sites in the eastern US, including Mount Storm, Clipper Wind, and others.

Mabey, Sarah; Cooper, Brian

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HCMV pUS28 initiates pro-migratory signaling via activation of Pyk2 kinase  

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The HCMV-encoded chemokine receptor US28 mediates smooth muscle cell (SMC) and macrophage motility and this activity has been implicated in the acceleration of vascular disease. US28 induced SMC migration involves the activation of the protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) Src and Focal adhesion kinase as well as the small GTPase RhoA. In the current study, we examined the involvement of the PTK Pyk2 in US28-induced cellular motility. Expression of a Pyk2 lacking the autophosphorylation site (Tyr-402) blocks US28-mediated SMC migration in response to RANTES, while the kinase-inactive mutant failed to elicit the same negative effect on migration. US28 stimulation with RANTES results in ligand-dependent and calcium-dependent phosphorylation of Pyk2 Tyr-402 and induced the formation of an active Pyk2 kinase complex containing several novel Pyk2 binding proteins. Interestingly, expression of the autophosphorylation site mutant Pyk2 F402Y did not abrogate the formation of an active Pyk2 kinase complex, but instead prevented US28-mediated activation of RhoA. These findings represent the first demonstration that US28 signals through Pyk2 and that this PTK participates in US28-mediated cellular motility via activation of RhoA. Additionally, US28 activated RhoA via Pyk2 in the U373 glioblastoma cells. Interestingly, the Pyk2 kinase complex in U373 contained several proteins known to participate in glioma tumorigenesis. These results provide a potential mechanistic link between HCMV-US28 and glioblastoma cell activation and motility.

Vomaske, Jennifer; Varnum, Susan M.; Melnychuk, Ryan; Smith, Patricia; Pasa-Tolic, Ljiljana; Shutthanandan, Janani I.; Streblow, Daniel N.

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Migratory Behavior of Adult Spring Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River and its Tributaries: Completion report  

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Migration patterns of adult spring chinook salmon above Willamette Falls differed depending on when the fish passed the Falls, with considerable among-fish variability. Early-run fish often terminated their migration for extended periods of time, in association with increased flows and decreased temperatures. Mid-run fish tended to migrate steadily upstream at a rate of 30-40 km/day. Late-run fish frequently ceased migrating or fell back downstream after migrating 10-200 km up the Willamette River or its tributaries; this appeared to be associated with warming water during summer and resulted in considerable mortality. Up to 40% of the adult salmon entering the Willamette River System above Willamette Falls (i.e. counted at the ladder) may die before reaching upriver spawning areas. Up to 10% of the fish passing up over Willamette Falls may fall-back below the Falls; some migrate to the Columbia River or lower Willamette River tributaries. If rearing conditions at hatcheries affect timing of adult returns because of different juvenile development rates and improper timing of smolt releases, then differential mortality in the freshwater segment of the adult migrations may confound interpretation of studies evaluating rearing practices.

Schreck, Carl B.

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Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary in 2009  

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The study reported herein was funded as part of the Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program study code is EST P 02 01: A Study of Salmonid Survival and Behavior through the Columbia River Estuary Using Acoustic Tags. The study was conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries for the USACE Portland District. Estimated survival of acoustic-tagged juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead through the lower Columbia River and estuary in 2009 was lowest in the final 50 km of the estuary. Probability of survival was relatively high (>0.90) for yearling and subyearling Chinook salmon from the Bonneville Dam forebay (rkm 236) to Three-tree Point (rkm 49.6). Survival of juvenile Chinook salmon declined sharply through the lower 50 km of the estuary. Acoustic-tagged steelhead smolts did not survive as well as juvenile Chinook salmon between Bonneville Dam and the mouth of the Columbia River. Steelhead survival began to decline farther upstream (at rkm 86) relative to that of the Chinook salmon stocks. Subyearling Chinook salmon survival decreased markedly as the season progressed. It remains to be determined whether later migrating subyearling Chinook salmon are suffering increasing mortality as the season progresses or whether some portion of the apparent loss is due to fish extending their freshwater residence. This study provided the first glimpse into what promises to be a very informative way to learn more about how juvenile salmonid passage experiences through the FCRPS may influence their subsequent survival after passing Bonneville Dam. New information regarding the influence of migration pathway through the lower 50 km of the Columbia River estuary on probability of survival of juvenile salmonids, combined with increased understanding regarding the foraging distances and time periods of avian predators should prove useful in developing or assessing management actions to reduce losses of juvenile salmonid smolts that attempt to pass through the estuary on their seaward migration.

McMichael, Geoffrey A.; Harnish, Ryan A.; Bellgraph, Brian J.; Carter, Jessica A.; Ham, Kenneth D.; Titzler, P. Scott; Hughes, Michael S.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating foreign policy locally: migratory labor and the Texas border, 1943-1952.  

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??Texas participated in the bracero program until 1943, when the Mexican government instituted a labor embargo against the state because of numerous reports of racial (more)

Robinson, Robert Steven

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Migratory patterns of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) revealed by natural geochemical tags in otoliths  

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Geochemical signatures in the otoliths of diadromous fishes may allow for retrospective analyses of natal origins. In an assessment of river-specific signatures in American shad (Alosa sapidissima), an anadromous clupeid ...

Walther, Benjamin (Benjamin Dwaine)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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For the birds | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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of a protected zone - the native grass plot." The 3-acre native grass area reduces fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions while saving money; it is only mowed (bush-hogged) once...

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRD ATLAS PROJECT 2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL  

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features (e.g. in the Karoo or Kalahari) or that are unfamiliar may present problems if you are using maps-Western Cape, Southern Coastal Belt & Little Karoo (Blue) Field Data Sheet 2 = West Coast and Succulent Karoo 4. Woodlands (incl. savanha, thornveld, bushveld, alien trees) 5. Fynbos 6. Karoo 7. Farmland 8

de Villiers, Marienne

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BIRD FATALITY ASSOCIATIONS AND PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR THE APWRA  

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at those models in our sample in the APWRA Micon 65 Bonus Danwin Flowind Windmatic Enertech KCS-56 KVS-33 Enertech KCS-56 KVS-33 Howden Nordtank W.E.G. 25002000150010005000 N Effort Turbine model Sum proportion Predictor Variable df GOEA RTHA AMKE BUOW BAOW GHOW Turbine model 10 17.98t 20.70* 78.59** 44.59** 7.23 5

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Winter Bird Use of the Chinese Tallow Tree in Louisiana.  

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??Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) is a non-native invasive tree that is of particular concern in the Southeastern United States. It has become naturalized in a (more)

Baldwin, Michael John

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A riverscape perspective on habitat associations among riverine bird ...  

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used the straight-line valley distance and the sur- ... In each plot, we identified all trees (live and dead) ...... result is supported by other work that suggests that.

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Category:NEPA Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Resources Resources Jump to: navigation, search Category of resources that could be impacted by activities related to geothermal development. Pages in category "NEPA Resources" The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. A Access and Transportation Air Quality Areas of Critical Environmental Concern B BLM Sensitive Species C Candidate and Special Status Species Cultural Resources E Economic Values Environmental Justice F Fire Resources Fisheries Resources Floodplains G Geology and Minerals I Induced Seismicity Impact I cont. Intentional Destructive Acts Invasive, Nonnative Species L Lands and Realty Lands with Wilderness Characteristics M Migratory Birds N Native American Concerns Noise P Paleontological Resources Prime or Unique Farmlands Public Health and Safety

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Identification of the Spawning, Rearing, and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Annual Report 1993.  

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Recovery efforts for the endangered fall chinook salmon necessitates knowledge of the factors limiting the various life history stages. This study attempts to identify those physical and biological factors which affect spawning of the fish in the free-flowing Snake River and their rearing seward migration through Columbia River basin reservoirs. The spawning was generally a November event in 1993, with some activity in late Oct. and early Dec. Spawning habitat availability was assessed by applying hydraulic and habitat models to known fall chinook salmon spawning sites. Juveniles were seined and PIT tagged in the free-flowing Snake River, and in the Columbia River in he Hanford Reach and in McNary Reservoir. Subyearling fish were marked at McNary Dam to relate river flow and migration patterns of juveniles to adult returns. Hydroacoustic surveys were conducted on McNary and John Day reservoirs and in net pens.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Tiffan, Kenneth F.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of the Spawning, Rearing and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Annual Report 1992.  

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This document is the 1992 annual progress report for selected studies of fall chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha conducted by the National Biological Survey (NBS) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The decline in abundance of fall chinook salmon in the Snake River basin has become a growing concern. Effective recovery efforts for fall chinook salmon cannot be developed until we increase our knowledge of the factors that are limiting the various life history stages. This study attempts to identify those physical and biological factors which influence spawning of fall chinook salmon in the free-flowing Snake River and their rearing and seaward migration through Columbia River basin reservoirs.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Miller, William H.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of the Spawning, Rearing, and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Annual Report 1994.  

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Spawning ground surveys were conducted in 1994 as part of a five year study of Snake River chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawyacha begun in 1991. Observations of fall chinook salmon spawning in the Snake River were limited to infrequent aerial red counts in the years prior to 1987. From 1987-1990, red counts were made on a limited basis by an interagency team and reported by the Washington Department of Fisheries. Starting in 1991, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other cooperating agencies and organizations, expanded the scope of spawning ground surveys to include: (1) additional aerial surveys to improve red counts and provide data on the timing of spawning; (2) the validation (ground truthing) of red counts from aerial surveys to improve count accuracy; (3) underwater searches to locate reds in water too deep to allow detection from the air; and (4) bathymetric mapping of spawning sites for characterizing spawning habitat. This document is the 1994 annual progress report for selected studies of fall chinook salmon. The studies were undertaken because of the growing concern about the declining salmon population in the Snake River basin.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Tiffan, Kenneth F.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REMEMBERING LEE BIRD, 1918-2013 Born February 20, 1918 in Bala-Cynwyd, a Philadelphia suburb, Benjamin Lee Bird died  

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and then in offensive operations against the Japanese first in New Guinea and ending four years later in Okinawa. He

Wolfe, Patrick J.

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Seasonal home ranges and migration of red deer (Cervus elaphus).  

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??1. Many studies have dealt with home range and migratory patterns of Cervid species, but there are few explicit analyses quantifying migratory patterns and home (more)

Kleveland, Kirsten

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Blood meal host preferences of Culex salinarius Coquillett (Diptera : culicidae) in Chambers County, Texas  

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Bloodmeal host preferences were assessed for Culex salinarius populations occurring along the upper Gulf Coast region of East Texas. Over a one-year period beginning in September 1991, blood-engorged female Cx. salinarius specimens were collected on a monthly basis from three field sites in Chambers County, TX. The source of blood contained in each specimen was determined using a modified precipitin test. The results were used to calculate seasonal foraging ratios for mosquito populations sampled at each site. No noticeable changes in bloodmeal host preferences occurred for Cx. salinarius populations sampled at the coastal marsh site during the study period. Mammals were the primary sources of bloodmeals for these populations, with most mosquitoes collected having fed on cattle. There was an increase in specimens testing positive for avian blood during winter (Dec.-Feb.) commensurate with the arrival of migratory goose populations in the vicinity. The overall foraging ratio, however, did not change. Culex salinarius populations sampled at the upper marsh site also demonstrated a preference for mammalian blood throughout the year. However, forage ratios indicated these populations varied in the mammals upon which they fed, with a number of specimens having fed on armadillos. Cx. salinarius populations sampled at the up-county site demonstrated greater tendency to select birds as bloodmeal sources. Mosquito specimens at this site tested positive for either passeriiform or ciconiiform birds, with a few specimens testing positive for rabbits and cattle. A preference was shown for ciconiiform birds during the spring (March-May). During the rest of the year, passeriiform birds served more as a source of bloodmeals for Cx. salinarius populations. Forage ratios indicated the use of passeriiform birds was not a function of preference, but rather a result of these birds being abundant at the up-county site. Results of this study substantiate earlier findings that Cx. salinarius females will use both mammals and birds as sources of bloodmeals. Females of this species are generalistic feeders and will utilize hosts that are in greatest abundance or which require the least amount of energy on the part of the mosquito to acquire.

Grieco, John Paul

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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51 - 7760 of 26,764 results. 51 - 7760 of 26,764 results. Download 12 Annual Small Business Conference & Expo Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)-Bridging the Gap Between Federal Agencies and MSIs http://energy.gov/diversity/downloads/12-annual-small-business-conference-expo-minority-serving-institutions-msis Download Voices of Experience: Insights on Smart Grid Customer Engagement (July 2013) The success of the Smart Grid will depend in part on consumers taking a more proactive role in managing their energy use. This document is the result of a nine-month effort to compile information... http://energy.gov/oe/downloads/voices-experience-insights-smart-grid-customer-engagement-july-2013 Download Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds

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21 - 2630 of 31,917 results. 21 - 2630 of 31,917 results. Download Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2006 Welcome to the 48th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We remember Lynton Caldwell, who promoted a vision of productive harmony - a balance of the interests of the environment and human society. The NEPA process remains a useful tool for pursuing that vision by integrating environmental analysis into the decisionmaking process. With this issue, we have completed 12 years of LLQR. http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/lessons-learned-quarterly-report-september-2006 Download Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the

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GRR/Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process | Open Energy  

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GRR/Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process GRR/Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process 12 - FloraFaunaResourceAssessmentProcess.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Fish and Wildlife Service US Army Corps of Engineers Bureau of Land Management Regulations & Policies Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Marine Mammal Protection Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act Endangered Species Act State species protection acts Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 12 - FloraFaunaResourceAssessmentProcess.pdf 12 - FloraFaunaResourceAssessmentProcess.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 Welcome to the 28th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This completes our seventh year of providing performance metrics, news, and guidance to the DOE NEPA Community. We thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. Articles included in this issue: NEPA Compliance Officers Consider Further Improvements NCO Meeting Federal/State/Tribal Coordination Forest Fire; Forest Preserved View From EPA Streamlining Approvals of Energy Projects NEPA Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Mediation DOE-wide NEPA Contracting Executive Order on Migratory Birds FERC Outreach for Natural Gas Approvals Life-Cycle Assessment for "Green" Projects

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Sensitive Species Sensitive Species Sensitive Species By avoiding or minimizing the impact of Laboratory activities on sensitive species, LANL can potentially reduce the possibility of these species being upgraded to federal protection. April 12, 2012 sensitive species The bald eagle is one of our sensitive species. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Sensitive species are plants and animals that are protected at the state or local level. Keeping sensitive species safe We strive to minimize the impact of Laboratory operations on sensitive species, which are plants and animals not protected by the federal Endangered Species Act or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but are protected on state or local levels.

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Colorado | Department of Energy  

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December 21, 2012 December 21, 2012 The Rocky Flats Plant was first established in 1951 as a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. Today, almost 4,000 acres make up the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Located just 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, the refuge provides a habitat for migratory birds and mammals. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Photo of the Week: Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Check out our favorite energy-related photos! November 1, 2012 Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-13-01 Implementation of the Department of Energy's Concentrating Solar Power Program October 31, 2012 EA-1914: Notice of Scoping of an Environmental Assessment National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, CO

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CX-001650: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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650: Categorical Exclusion Determination 650: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001650: Categorical Exclusion Determination Safeguards and Security Enhanced Assessment System CX(s) Applied: B2.2 Date: 04/19/2010 Location(s): Richland, Washington Office(s): Environmental Management, Office of River Protection-Richland Office The proposed action will install six wooden utility poles at various locations within and surrounding 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. Each pole will have a 50-foot diameter compacted gravel circle at its base for boom truck access on an as needed basis. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-001650.pdf More Documents & Publications Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds CX-009690: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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CX-001577: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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1577: Categorical Exclusion Determination 1577: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001577: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wind Turbine Model and Pilot Project for Alternative Energy: Infrastructure for Research, Policy, Education and Outreach on Wind Power Along our Nation's Coasts CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9 Date: 03/29/2010 Location(s): Delaware Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The University of Delaware (UD) proposes to construct one shore-side, utility-scale wind turbine at their Lewes Campus. The objective is to provide educational opportunities for students, facilitate research (science/engineering/policy) on aspects of wind energy that are specific to the coastal environment (salt tolerance, impact on migratory birds in the Atlantic flyway), take advantage of expertise in the UD composite center to

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Environmental Cleanup | Department of Energy  

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February 11, 2013 February 11, 2013 The Office of Nuclear Energy's mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource that can meet the United State's energy, environmental and national security needs. Office of Nuclear Energy Launches New Website A new website for NE means easier access to information and more up-to-date news for users. Check it out! January 30, 2013 Legacy Management Sites January 15, 2013 Secretary Chu, Governor Gregoire Issue Statement on Hanford Cleanup U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Governor Chris Gregoire issued a joint statement on the cleanup efforts underway at Hanford. December 21, 2012 The Rocky Flats Plant was first established in 1951 as a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. Today, almost 4,000 acres make up the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Located just 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, the refuge provides a habitat for migratory birds and mammals. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group -  

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group - August 12, 2011 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group - August 12, 2011 August 12, 2011 - 2:20pm Addthis The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected an integrated team of professionals from three environmental consulting firms to prepare the DOE Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing the Northern Pass Presidential Permit application and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the group. Addthis Related Articles Departments of State and Energy Establish Global Partnership to Green U.S. Embassies and Consulates Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group - August 12, 2011 DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2013 | Department of Energy  

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December 2013 December 2013 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2013 Welcome to the 77th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue reminds us that, through teamwork and dedication by DOE's NEPA community, we can produce high quality documents that enhance the Department's decisionmaking and help protect the environment. Articles in this issue include: Was Your NEPA Process Just One More Hurdle, or Did It Make a Difference? Bonneville Participates in Regional Infrastructure Team EPA EIS Mapper Tool Online Tribal Training Key Reference Document on Climate Change Golden Field Office Relocates Golden FONSI Template EPA Ratings of DOE Draft EISs New Migratory Bird MOU Jim Daniel To Retire Transitions EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter Cost and Time Facts

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Surveys of the distribution of seabirds found in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the District of Puna, Hawaii. Final report  

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In 1993, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) entered into an interagency agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct specific biological surveys to identify potential impacts of the proposed geothermal development on the natural resources of the East Rift Zone. This report presents information from published literature information and new field data on seabird populations on the island of Hawaii. These data are analyzed with regard to potential impacts of geothermal development on seabird populations in this area. Fifteen species of seabirds, waterbirds, and shorebirds are documented or suspected of being found using habitats within or immediately adjacent to the three geothermal subzones located in the Puna district on the island of Hawai`i. Of these species, two are on the federal Endangered Species List, three are on the State of Hawaii Endangered Species List, and all 15 are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Act.

Reynolds, M.; Ritchotte, G.; Viggiano, A.; Dwyer, J.; Nielsen, B.; Jacobi, J.D. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii National Park, HI (United States). Hawaii Research Station

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Appendix 35 Pre-1850 Species List for the Flathead Subbasin  

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Common Name Birds Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Birds Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Birds Birds Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Birds Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Birds Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera Birds Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Birds Northern Pintail Anas acuta Birds Green-winged Teal Anas

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Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl  

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, the final report on mutations in children of atomic bomb survivors showed little or no effect (Neel et al consider- able attention by scientists since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs in 1945. However. 1988). Likewise, a recent report on the biological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl

Mousseau, Timothy A.

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Complementary Descriptive and Experimental Studies of Clinal Variation in Birds Author(s): Frances C. James  

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to the survival and reproduction of individuals at different localities. Laboratory and field experiments with Red-winged

Weston, Ken

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Limits to Species' Distributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding Bird Populations Along an Ecological Gradient  

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2004. Energy and water budgets of larks in a life history2004. Energy and water budgets of larks in a life history

Hargrove, Lori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Contamination of Wind Profiler Data by Migrating Birds: Characteristics of Corrupted Data and Potential Solutions  

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Winds measured with 915- and 404-MHz wind profilers are frequently found to have nonrandom errors as large as 15 m s?1 when compared to simultaneously measured rawinsonde winds. Detailed studies of these errors which occur only at night below ...

J. M. Wilczak; R. G. Strauch; F. M. Ralph; B. L. Weber; D. A. Merritt; J. R. Jordan; D. E. Wolfe; L. K. Lewis; D. B. Wuertz; J. E. Gaynor; S. A. McLaughlin; R. R. Rogers; A. C. Riddle; T. S. Dye

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE  

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, with a total fuel alcohol consumption of 13.8 ? 106 m3/year (ANP, 1999). In the U.S., several recent political

Rajakaruna, Nishanta

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Selection and Testing of an Internet Protocol Video Camera for the Bird Activity Monitor  

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Avian interactions such as collisions and electrocutions with overhead power lines, communication towers, wind turbines, and other utility structures are subjects of increasing concern among utilities, regulatory agencies, and environmental organizations. However, our ability to quantify the temporal and spatial extent of the problem or the efficacy of mitigating measures is severely hampered by a lack of standard monitoring methods and tools. EPRI initiated a project in 2000 that led to the development ...

2010-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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201

BIRD BEHAVIORS IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 8.1 INTRODUCTION  

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57 34 2.21 Micon 28 18 1.80 KCS-56 58 9 0.36 Enertech 29 27 2.70 KCS-56 59 11 0.44 Enertech 30 40 4, Flowind 42 52 5.20 KVS-33 13 29 3.48 Bonus 43 45 4.50 KCS-56 14 12 1.80 Bonus 44 52 5.20 KCS-56 15 15 2.13 Bonus 45 31 1.24 Enertech 16 15 3.10 Bonus, Flowind 46 21 1.17 Micon, Enertech 17 18 2.64 Bonus, Flowind

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CHI-SQUARE TEST STATISTICS AND DERIVED MEASURES OF EFFECT FOR HAWKS, RAPTORS, AND ALL BIRDS  

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.31 1.22 6 Danwin 1 1.25 0.80 0 Flowind 4 9.96 0.40 -2 Windmatic 2 2.79 0.72 0 Enertech 4 12.66 0.32 -4 1.10 2.73 1 41.2 3 2.54 1.18 0 44.9 0 0.04 0 0 48.6 0 0.15 0 0 52.0 4 6.00 0.67 -1 Height (m ÷ Exp Accountable percent Turbine congestion (no. in 300 m) ** 0 - ­12 44 27.87 1.58 7 13 - ­24 102 109

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CHI-SQUARE TEST STATISTICS AND DERIVED MEASURES OF EFFECT FOR VARIOUS BIRDS  

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.28 0 -1 Flowind 0 2.21 0 -4 Windmatic 0 0.62 0 -1 Enertech 2 2.81 0.71 -2 KCS-56 30 27.30 1.10 5 KVS-33.28 0 -1 34.4 10 10.04 1 0 36.9 7 5.11 1.37 4 37.2 0 0.06 0 0 40.3 2 0.24 8.20 3 41.2 0 0.57 0 -1 44.9 0.18 5 Intense control 16 26.44 0.61 -19 Rodent control through 2002 * Unknown 1 0.65 1.53 1 None 17 9

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Post-Eocene climate change, niche conservatism, and the latitudinal diversity gradient of New World birds  

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of Paleobotany, 7th Quadrennial Conference, Bariloche,of Paleobotany, 7th Quadrennial Conference, Bariloche,

Hawkins, Bradford A.; Diniz, JAF; Jaramillo, C A; Soeller, S A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limits to Species' Distributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding Bird Populations Along an Ecological Gradient  

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spp. (mostly polycarpa) Ambrosia dumosa CylindropuntiaWashingtonia filifera) Ambrosia salsola Agave desertiincluded: (E) white bur-sage (Ambrosia dumosa), ocotillo (

Hargrove, Lori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Host diversity begets parasite diversity: bird final hosts and trematodes in snail intermediate hosts  

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disease risk: the case of lyme disease. Conserv. Biol. 14,the risk of human exposure to Lyme disease decreases with2000). Ixodid ticks vector Lyme disease (a spirochaete

Hechinger, R F; Lafferty, K D

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Aerial Righting, Directed Aerial Descent, and Maneuvering in the Evolution of Flight in Birds  

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use of a force sensor and 3D printer. Chapter 4 Disturbancewere then output to a 3D printer (ProJet HD 3000; 3D Systems

Evangelista, Dennis Jose

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Host diversity begets parasite diversity: bird final hosts and trematodes in snail intermediate hosts  

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trans- mission. Am. Nat. 138, 867880. Host diversity begetsparasite diversity Combes, C. 2001 Parasitism: the ecology2004 Measuring biological diversity. Maldan, MA: Blackwell

Hechinger, R F; Lafferty, K D

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The value of forest strips for understorey birds in an Amazonian plantation landscape  

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of Jari´ Celulose S.A., located on the border between the states of Amapa´ and Para´ in north of the landscape, was developed from a combination of land-use data provided by Jari Celulose S.A and a 2003 Land of Orsa Florestal and Jari Celulose in Jari for permission to work on in their landholding, as well

Barlow, Jos

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The value of primary, secondary and plantation forests for Amazonian birds  

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, lignina e celulose, que fortalecem as paredes da célula (Mandell e Baker, 1991). Jabaji-Hare et al. (1994

Barlow, Jos

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Limits to Species' Distributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding Bird Populations Along an Ecological Gradient  

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the Peninsular Mountains in the Colorado Desert, California,between the Peninsular Range and Colorado Desert in southernthe Peninsular Ranges and Colorado Desert. The Peninsular

Hargrove, Lori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A p system based model of an ecosystem of some scavenger birds  

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In [1], we presented a P system in order to study the evolution of the bearded vulture in the Pyrenees (NE Spain). Here, we present a new model that overcomes some limitations of the previous work incorporating other scavenger species and additional ...

Mnica Cardona; M. Angels Colomer; Antoni Margalida; Ignacio Prez-Hurtado; Mario J. Prez-Jimnez; Delf Sanuy

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Bird in the Hand: Stipulated Settlements and Electricity Regulation in Florida  

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to water and wastewater utilities. 3 It is the policy of the law to encourage and favour the compromise and settlement of controversies when such settlement is entered into fairly and in good faith by competent parties, and is not procured by fraud... of substantial rate increases in the 1970s and early 1980s. The increases reflected a variety of factors, including inflation, the oil crisis, system expansion and the building of new generation plant including nuclear. In this context the OPC was created...

Littlechild, Stephen C

214

The Correction for Thermal-Lag Effects in Sea-Bird CTD Data  

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A practical method for determining the CTD thermal-lag correction amplitude ? and time constant ? is presented. The method is based upon minimizing the salinity separation of temperature-salinity curves from upcasts and downcasts of a yo-yo ...

James Morison; Roger Andersen; Nordeen Larson; Eric D'Asaro; Tim Boyd

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cell-matrix interactions : collagen-GAG scaffold fabrication, characterization, and measurement of cell migratory and contractile behavior via confocal microscopy  

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Three-dimensional, collagen scaffolds are an analog of the extracellular matrix and are used for many tissue engineering applications. While material and microstructural properties significantly affect overall scaffold ...

Harley, Brendan A. (Brendan Andrew), 1978-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Isotopic evidence of distinct foraging ecology and movement pattern in two migratory1 predators (yellowfin tuna and swordfish) of the western Indian Ocean2  

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(yellowfin tuna and swordfish) of the western Indian Ocean2 3 Frédéric Ménard(1)* , Anne Lorrain(1) , Michel tissues of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and swordfish (Xiphias gladius) of various20 sizes were access to a larger size range of prey than yellowfin tuna. In contrast, yellowfin32 juveniles and adults

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Genetic stock structure and inferred migratory patterns of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in Sri Lankan waters.  

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??Tuna are the major marine fishery in Sri Lanka, and yellowfin tuna (YFT) (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (SJT) (Katsuwonus pelamis) represent 94% of all (more)

Dammannagoda Acharige, Sudath Terrence

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of the Spawning, Rearing, and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, 1991 Annual Progress Report.  

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This document is the 1991 annual progress report for selected studies of fall chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The decline in abundance of fall chinook salmon in the Snake River basin has become a growing concern. In April 1992, Snake River fall chinook salmon were listed as ``threatened`` under the Endangered Species Act. Effective recovery efforts for fall chinook salmon can not be developed until we increase our knowledge of the factors that are limiting the various life history stages. This study attempts to identify those physical and biological factors which influence spawning of fall chinook salmon in the free-flowing Snake River and their rearing and seaward migration through Columbia River basin reservoirs.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Miller, William H.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Summer Flow Augmentation on the Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon; 2002-2003 Annual Report.  

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This report summarizes results of research activities conducted in 2002 and years previous to aid in the management and recovery of fall chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in the Columbia River basin. The report is divided into self-standing chapters. For detailed summaries, we refer the reader to the abstracts given on the second page of each chapter. The Annual Reporting section includes information provided to fishery managers in-season and post-season, and it contains a detailed summary of life history and survival statistics on wild Snake River fall chinook salmon juveniles for the years 1992-2002. Peer-review publication remains a high priority of this research project, and it insures that our work meets high scientific standards. The Bibliography of Published Journal Articles section provides citations for peer-reviewed papers coauthored by personnel of project 199102900 that were written or published from 1998 to 2003.

Tiffan, Kenneth F.; Haskell, Craig A. (US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA); Connor, William P. (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fishery Resource Office, Ahsahka, ID)

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Summer Flow Augmentation on the Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon; 2004-2005 Annual Report.  

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This report summarizes results of research activities conducted in 2004 and years previous to aid in the management and recovery of fall Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in the Columbia River basin. For detailed summaries, we refer the reader to the abstracts given on the second page of each chapter. The Annual Reporting section includes information provided to fishery managers in-season and post-season, and it contains a detailed summary of life history and survival statistics on wild Snake River fall Chinook salmon juveniles for the years 1992-2004. Publication is a high priority of our staff. Publication provides our results to a wide audience, and it insures that our work meets high scientific standards. The Bibliography of Published Journal Articles section provides citations for peer-reviewed papers co-authored by personnel of project 1991-02900 that were written or published from 1998 to 2005.

Tiffan, Kenneth F. (US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA); Connor, William P. (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fishery Resource Office, Ahsahka, ID)

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radical-pair model of magnetoreception with spin-orbit coupling  

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The mechanism used by migratory birds to orientate themselves using the geomagnetic field is still a mystery in many species. The radical pair mechanism, in which very weak magnetic fields can influence certain types of spin-dependent chemical reactions, leading to biologically observable signals, has recently imposed itself as one of the most promising candidates for certain species. This is thanks both to its extreme sensitivity and its capacity to reproduce results from behavioral studies. Still, in order to gain a directional sensitivity, an anisotropic mechanism is needed. Recent proposals have explored the possibility that such an anisotropy is due to the electron-nucleus hyperfine interaction. In this work we explore a different possibility, in which the anisotropy is due to spin-orbit coupling between the electron spin and its angular momentum. We will show how a spin-orbit-coupling-based magnetic compass can have performances comparable with the usually-studied nuclear-hyperfine based mechanism. Our results could thus help researchers actively looking for candidate biological molecules which may host magnetoreceptive functions, both to describe magnetoreception in birds as well as to develop artificial chemical compass systems.

Neill Lambert; Simone De Liberato; Clive Emary; Franco Nori

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Final environment impact report supplement: Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This document is a supplement to the final environmental impact report (FEIR) published in October 1994 on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electrification from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. The purpose of this supplement is to provide additional information relative to: the Roxbury Substation Alternative Analysis; an expanded discussion on mitigation of potential adverse impacts; draft Section 61 findings; the Memorandum of Understanding between Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for Route 128 Station; Amtrak`s draft outreach program; and to address other Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act concerns.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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13 (1): 100-xxx (2006)13 (1): 100-110 (2006) Distribution and survival of birds within a landscape  

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with the fact that small passerines have very high energy reuirements, especially in wintertime (Calder & King

Carrascal, Luis M.

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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America. 2004. Texas 2004 Energy Usage and Sourcing Trend100% of their hourly energy usage at hourly prices indexedits total usage in that hour by the prevailing hourly energy

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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Competition and Demand Response? Galen Barbose, Ranjitbenefit of stimulating demand response. To evaluate themarket development and demand response we conducted a

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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other states are indexed to the PJM real-time energy market.Pricing New Jersey Maryland PJM region* NYISO region ISO-NEpenetration data for the PJM region as a whole in addition

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS IN  

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turbine foundations (Patrick and Henderson) was commissioned to design a foundation. More detailHull Wind II: A Case Study of the Development of a Second Large Wind Turbine Installation", the largest wind turbine (660 kW) yet installed in the state. That project proved to be so popular that HMLP

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Seeing the world through the nose of a bird: new developments in the sensory ecology of procellariiform seabirds  

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CN) systems. Functionally, SNs are velocity detectors, i.e.that nerve fibers innervating SNs exhibit increased activitybetween responses of CNs vs. SNs is due to the fact that in

Nevitt, G A; Bonadonna, F

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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are paying prices indexed to the real-time spot market, andusage at hourly prices indexed to the real-time and/or day-who pay prices indexed to the real-time market. Utility and

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird species abundanceoccupancy patterns and sensitivity to forest fragmentation: Implications for conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest  

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2007, a Associação Brasileira Técnica de Celulose e Papel (ABTCP) e a Universidade Federal do Paraná voltados aos alunos que querem adquirir conhecimento sobre as áreas produtivas de celulose e papel e PRODU??O DE CELULOSE E PAPEL - Parte 1 8:00-12:00 24/04/2007 13:00-17:00 PROCESSO DE PRODU??O DE CELULOSE E

Holt, Robert D.

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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ahead energy market, for which hourly prices are published aPJM real-time energy market. Hourly prices in this marketenergy market provide customers with a more compelling incentive for price

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Structure and Evolution of an Undular Bore on the High Plains and Its Effects on Migrating Birds  

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On 18 September 1992 a series of thunderstorms in Nebraska and eastern Colorado, which formed south of a synoptic-scale cold front and north of a Rocky Mountain lee trough, produced a cold outflow gust front that moved southeastward into Kansas, ...

John D. Locatelli; Mark T. Stoelinga; Peter V. Hobbs; Jim Johnson

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A retrospective tiered environmental assessment of the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility, West Virginia,USA  

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Bird and bat fatalities from wind energy projects are an environmental and public concern, with post-construction fatalities sometimes differing from predictions. Siting facilities in this context can be a challenge. In March 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines to assess collision fatalities and other potential impacts to species of concern and their habitats to aid in siting and management. The Guidelines recommend a tiered approach for assessing risk to wildlife, including a preliminary site evaluation that may evaluate alternative sites, a site characterization, field studies to document wildlife and habitat and to predict project impacts, post construction studies to estimate impacts, and other post construction studies. We applied the tiered assessment framework to a case study site, the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility in Grant County, West Virginia, USA, to demonstrate the use of the USFWS assessment approach, to indicate how the use of a tiered assessment framework might have altered outputs of wildlife assessments previously undertaken for the case study site, and to assess benefits of a tiered ecological assessment framework for siting wind energy facilities. The conclusions of this tiered assessment for birds are similar to those of previous environmental assessments for Mount Storm. This assessment found risk to individual migratory tree-roosting bats that was not emphasized in previous preconstruction assessments. Differences compared to previous environmental assessments are more related to knowledge accrued in the past 10 years rather than to the tiered structure of the Guidelines. Benefits of the tiered assessment framework include good communication among stakeholders, clear decision points, a standard assessment trajectory, narrowing the list of species of concern, improving study protocols, promoting consideration of population-level effects, promoting adaptive management through post-construction assessment and mitigation, and sharing information that can be used in other assessments.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Day, Robin [No Affiliation; Strickland, M. Dale [Western EcoSystems Technology

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Migratory Species EFP, SRP, and Display Permit ANNUAL Report This form is mandatory for all HMS exempted fishing, scientific research, and display permit holders; voluntary for all letter of  

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Atlantic Sailfish Billfish Unspecified Billfish Larvae Swordfish Swordfish Swordfish Larvae Tuna Bluefin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna Bigeye Tuna Albacore Tuna Blackfin Tuna Skipjack Tuna Tuna Unspecified Tuna Larvae program provides essential information for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas, swordfish

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Highly Migratory Species EFP, SRP, and Display Permit ANNUAL Report This form is mandatory for all HMS exempted fishing, scientific research, and display permit holders; voluntary for all letter of  

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Sailfish Billfish Unspecified Billfish Billfish Larvae SwordfishSwordfish Swordfish Larvae Bluefin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna Bigeye Tuna Albacore Tuna Blackfin Tuna Skipjack Tuna Tuna Unspecified Tuna Tuna Larvae essential information for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas, swordfish, and billfish

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Wildlife Impact Assessment Palisades Project, Idaho, Final Report.  

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The Habitat Evaluation Procedures were used to evaluate pre- and post-construction habitat conditions of the US Bureau of Reclamation's Palisades Project in eastern Idaho. Eight evaluation species were selected with losses expressed in the number of Habitat Units (HU's). One HU is equivalent to one acre of prime habitat. The evaluation estimated that a loss of 2454 HU's of mule deer habitat, 2276 HU's of mink habitat, 2622 HU's of mallard habitat, 805 HU's of Canada goose habitat, 2331 HU's of ruffed grouse habitat, 5941 and 18,565 HU's for breeding and wintering bald eagles, and 1336 and 704 HU's for forested and scrub-shrub wetland nongame species occurred as a result of the project. The study area currently has 29 active osprey nests located around the reservoir and the mudflats probably provide more feeding habitat for migratory shore birds and waterfowl than was previously available along the river. A comparison of flow conditions on the South Fork of the Snake River below the dam between pre- and post-construction periods also could not substantiate claims that water releases from the dam were causing more Canada goose nest losses than flow in the river prior to construction. 41 refs., 16 figs., 9 tabs.

Sather-Blair, Signe

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating the HF coupling parameters of the avian compass by comprehensively considering the available experimental results  

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Migratory birds can utilize the geomagnetic field for orientation and navigation through a widely accepted radical-pair mechanism. Although many theoretical works have been done the available experimental results have not been fully considered, especially, the temporary disorientation induced by the field which is increased by 30% of geomagnetic field and the disorientation of the very weak resonant field of $15nT$. In this paper, we consider the monotonicity of the singlet yield angular profile as the prerequisite of direction sensitivity, and find that for some optimal values of the hyperfine coupling parameters, that is the order of $10^{-7}\\sim10^{-6}meV$, the experimental results available by far can be satisfied. We also investigate the effects of two decoherence environments and demonstrate that, in order to satisfy the available experimental results, the decoherence rate should be much lower than the recombination rate. Finally we investigate the effects of the fluctuating magnetic noises, and find that the vertical noise destroys the monotonicity of the profile completely, but the parallel noise preserves the monotonicity perfectly and even can enhance the direction sensitivity.

Bao-Ming Xu; Jian Zou; Jun-Gang Li; Bin Shao

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on bald eagles. Bird study number 4. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill state/federal natural resource damage assessment final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We estimated that about 8000 bald eagles (Halieetus leucocephalus) inhabited the area affected by the spill at the time of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. We conducted a 3-year study to determine effects of the spill on the bald eagle population and reproduction and survival of adults and fledglings. The greatest injuries to bald eagles occurred in 1989 and were manifested by direct mortality of bald eagles throughout the spill area and significantly reduced reproduction in PWS. We could not discern negative effects on the population or reproduction of eagles after 1989.

Bowman, T.D.; Schempf, P.F.; Bernatowicz, J.A.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Savorphos as an All Natural Phosphate Replacer in Water and Oil Based Marinades for Rotisserie Birds and Boneless-Skinless Breast  

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As consumer demand for all-natural marinades increases, the need to replace phosphate with a natural product that can produce equivalent or improved yield in products such as but not limited to rotisserie chickens (RWOG) and boneless/skinless breast (BSB) is a challenge for processors. The objective of this study was to determine if using an all-natural non-phosphate blend (savorphos-200, SP) in water-based (WB) and oil-based (OB) marinades would perform better in quality and yield parameters than a commercial phosphate blend (PB). The treatments included WB+PB (water, 0.4% phosphate, 0.7% salt), WB+SP (water, 0.5% savorphos-200, 0.7% salt), OB+PB (water, 3% canola oil, 0.4% phosphate, 0.7% salt), and OB+SP (water, 3% oil, 0.5% savorphos-200, 0.7% salt). RWOG and BSB were injected with a multi-needle injector to 20% (wt/wt) pick-up at a constant pressure (15-20 psi). The parameters measured were marinade pick-up %, 20 min and 24 hr marinade retention %, and cook loss %. Color, tenderness, total moisture, and sensory test were conducted on BSB. Data were analyzed within marination type (WB and OB). Results for the RWOG indicated SP obtained higher pick-up yield (p0.05). Therefore, savorphos-200 can be used as a natural non-phosphate blend in water based marinades with no detriment to yield. In addition, savorphos-200 can be used as a natural non-phosphate blend in oil-based marinades with yield improvements.

Casco Montenegro, Gerardo

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using object-based analysis of image data to count birds: mapping of Lesser Flamingos at Kamfers Dam, Northern Cape, South Africa  

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Knowing instantaneous locations and numbers of individuals in animal populations is a major requirement for wildlife and conservation ecology. Recent advances in very high spatial resolution digital-imaging systems and in object-based image-analysis ...

Geoff Groom; Ib Krag Petersen; Mark D. Anderson; Anthony D. Fox

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Publications of Galen B. Rathbun, 1963-1999 1. Rathbun, G. B. 1963. Common mammals, birds, reptiles, and shrubs of Huddart  

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:301-308. 22. Kochman, H.I., G.B. Rathbun, and J.A. Powell. 1983. Use of Kings Bay, Crystal River, Florida/Management Plan for Crystal River Manatees, Vol. III, Compendium. Technical Report No. 7, Florida Cooperative Fish

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Am. MidI. Nat. l:i9:29-3R Bird Flight Characteristics Near Wind Turbines in Minnesota  

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)IIIl!1I 1 ill tlie Iwliollal illleres!. > T/ie La/}o/'{/!rJ/:r:I' pltilosop/i): missiolls nle Microwave LimbSounder Since its launch aboard NASA's 'pper Atmo- sphere Rl!search Satellite in September

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Using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to assess bird-habitat relationships| A case study from the Northwoods of Maine.  

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?? Airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a remote sensing technology that quantifies the travel time of photons emitted in pulses from a LiDAR (more)

Newton, Wesley Eugene

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2430a-2  

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of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish Migratory and resident fish in the Columbia River Basin are exposed to stresses associated with hydroelec- tric...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

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Blue Bird Corp. - Vision Blue Bird Corp. - Micro Bird G5 Ford Motor Co. - 6.8L V10 Engine - Roush CleanTech liquid propane fuel system Fuel Type: Propane Displacement: 6.8...

247

Threatened and endangered species evaluation for 75 licensed commercial nuclear power generating plants  

SciTech Connect

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended, and related implementing regulations of the jurisdictional federal agencies, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Interior, at 50 CFR Part 17. 1, et seq., require that federal agencies ensure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out under their jurisdiction is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any threatened or endangered species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitats for such species. The issuance and maintenance of a federal license, such as a construction permit or operating license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a commercial nuclear power generating facility is a federal action under the jurisdiction of a federal agency, and is therefore subject to the provisions of the ESA. The U.S. Department of the Interior (through the Fish and Wildlife Service), and the U.S. Department of Commerce, share responsibility for administration of the ESA. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deals with species that inhabit marine environments and anadromous fish, while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is responsible for terrestrial and freshwater species and migratory birds. A species (or other distinct taxonomic unit such as subspecies, variety, and for vertebrates, distinct population units) may be classified for protection as `endangered` when it is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. A `threatened` classification is provided to those animals and plants likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their ranges. As of February 1997, there were about 1067 species listed under the ESA in the United States. Additionally there were approximately 125 species currently proposed for listing as threatened or endangered, and another 183 species considered to be candidates for formal listing proposals.

Sackschewsky, M.R.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Annual Report 2006-2007.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes accomplishments, challenges and successes on WDFW's Shillapoo Wildlife Area funded under Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Wildlife Mitigation Program (BPA project No.2003-012-00) during the Fiscal Year 07 contract period October 1, 2006-September 30, 2007. The information presented here is intended to supplement that contained in BPA's PISCES contract development and reporting system. The organization below is by broad categories of work but references are made to individual work elements in the PISCES Statement of Work as appropriate. The greatest success realized during this contract period was significant positive changes in the vegetative community in several wetland basins throughout the wildlife area. This major goal is being achieved in part by new equipment and operation capability funded under the BPA contract, state capital and migratory bird stamp funds, and the past or ongoing investment of other partners including Ducks Unlimited, The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Clark Public Utilities and others. We continue to be challenged by requirements under the archaeological and historic preservation act necessary to protect many sensitive sites known to occur within the wildlife area. The problems encountered to date have been largely administrative in nature and those experienced this year were unforeseen and probably unavoidable. Early in the contract period, WDFW and BPA had agreed to have a BPA staff archaeologist perform the survey and reporting work. Unexpectedly, just prior to the expected start date for the surveys, the employee resigned leaving BPA's staff short handed and necessitated contracting the work with an archaeological consultant. This delay caused us to forego work on several projects that are now deferred until the next contract period. The most notable projects impacted by this unfortunate circumstance are those involving the construction or repair of fences.

Calkins, Brian

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Searchlight Wind Energy Project FEIS Appendix B  

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Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight BBCS i October 2012 Searchlight Wind Energy Project Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Prepared for: Duke Energy Renewables 550...

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Effects of Hayfield Management on Grassland Songbirds:.  

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??Over the last 40 years North American grassland bird populations have declined more than any other bird guild. This trend is especially evident in Vermont, (more)

Perlut, Noah G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

NREL: Energy Analysis - Market and Policy Impact Analysis Staff  

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research interests Policy & environmental Energy planning & project development More information on Kelli Anderson Photo of Lori Bird Lori Bird Senior Analyst Areas of expertise...

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Summer 2008 Vol.32, No. 2 Cindy Hudson collecting seed in the Rob Roy Glacier,  

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and flora. Emeritus professor Todd Newberry's early morning bird walk was, as always, very popular. Oliver

California at Santa Cruz, University of

253

Berkeley Emeriti Dr. Marshall Stoller  

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included Ebola virus, AIDS, hepatitis C, bird flu, Legionnaires'disease, Lyme disease, mad cow disease

Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

254

Safety of high speed guided ground transportation systems: Comparison of magnetic and electric fields of conventional and advanced electrified transportation systems. Final report, September 1992-March 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Concerns exist regarding the potential safety, environmental and health effects on the public and on transportation workers due to electrification along new or existing rail corridors, and to proposed maglev and high speed rail operations. Therefore, the characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz) is of interest. The report summarizes and compares the results of a survey of EMF characteristics (spatial, temporal and frequency bands) for representative conventional railroad and transit and advanced high-speed systems including: the German TR-07 maglev system; the Amtrak Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Transit (NJT) trains; the Washington, DC Metrorail (WMATA) and the Boston, MA (MBTA) transit systems; and the French TGV-A high speed rail system. This comprehensive comparative EMF survey produced both detailed data and statistical summaries of EMF profiles, and their variability in time and space. EMF ELF levels for WMATA are also compared to those produced by common environmental sources at home, work, and under power lines, but have specific frequency signatures.

Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Jacobs, W.L.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmedia storytelling : business, aesthetics and production at the Jim Henson Company  

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Transmedia narratives use a combination of Barthesian hermeneutic codes, negative capability and migratory cues to guide audiences across multiple media platforms. This thesis examines complex narratives from comics, novels, ...

Long, Geoffrey A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

3 Environmental Conditions 3.1 Characterization of Aquatic Habitat Conditions  

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on either side. Coordination between these two State agencies, including an understanding of the migratory the insolation and water sto capacity of Bruneau Subbasin Assessment 152 #12;frequency of unstable banks

257

Tension, Free Space, and Cell Damage in a Microfluidic Wound Healing Assay  

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We use a novel, microfluidics-based technique to deconstruct the classical wound healing scratch assay, decoupling the contribution of free space and cell damage on the migratory dynamics of an epithelial sheet. This method ...

Murrell, Michael

258

An Enskog based Monte Carlo method for high Knudsen number non-ideal gas flows  

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high Knudsen number non-ideal gas flows References [1] Gad-121: [2] Bird GA. Molecular gas dynamics. Oxford: Clarendon1976. [3] Bird GA. Molecular Gas Dynamics and the Direct

Wang, Moran; Li, Zhixin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miami Herald January 28, 2005  

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to tear down existing dams. Hydro is the largest source of renewable electricity, providing about 12 kill birds and ruin landscapes. A million times more birds are killed by cats, windows and cars than

Columbia University

260

Bright Future for CPV (Presentation)  

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Concentrator photovoltaics may play significant role in growth of solar electricity because of scalability. Need to take a bird?s eye view for the design and a worm?s eye view for diagnosis.

Kurtz, S.

2009-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual prey consumption of the Common Murre, a Dominant Seabird in the California Current  

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Annual Prey Consumption of the Common Murre, a Dominantthe birds annual prey consumption between Cape Blanco, Ore.for the annual prey consumption estimate was 13.2%.

Sydeman, William J.; Nur, Nadav

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interacting with computers using images for search and automation  

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Images have been used extensively by us to interact with other human beings to solve certain problems, for example, showing an image of a bird to a bird expert to identify its species ...

Yeh, Pei-Hsiu, 1978-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contacting Fermilab  

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form. Email Fermilab Topic Name E-mail address Web site Web pages Webmaster Submit a query Birds Peter Kasper kasper@fnal.gov Birds of Fermilab BuffaloAmerican Bison Mike...

264

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

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Blue Bird Corp. - Micro Bird G5 Application: Bus - School Fuel Type: Propane Maximum Seating: 30 Power Source(s): Ford Motor Co. - 6.8L V10 Engine - Roush CleanTech liquid propane...

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U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey  

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Mariana Islands Irian Jaya New Guinea Birds Head Peninsula Sulawesi Palau Islands HALMAHERA TRENCH P A C I

Fleskes, Joe

266

Wind Power Price Trends in the United States: Struggling to Remain Competitive in the Face of Strong Growth  

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Regional, State and Local Green Energy and Climate Changegreen power (Bird et al. , 2007), state renewable energy

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Flocks, herds, and schools: a distributed behavioral model  

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Keywords: actor, aggregate motion, behavioral animation, bird, constraints, fish, flight, flock, herd, particle system, path planning, school

Craig W. Reynolds

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Field Guide: Transmission Line Aerial Marking and Lighting  

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Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their neststhe largest of which weigh thousands of poundson transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmissionfor example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

269

Field Guide: Visual Inspection of Avian Issues on Transmission and Distribution Structures  

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Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their neststhe largest of which weigh thousands of poundson transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmissionfor example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Visual Inspection of Avian Issues on Transmission and Distribution Structures (Hard Copy and Standard PDF)  

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Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their neststhe largest of which weigh thousands of poundson transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmissionfor example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

271

Data-driven control of flapping flight  

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We present a physically based controller that simulates the flapping behavior of a bird in flight. We recorded the motion of a dove using marker-based optical motion capture and high-speed video cameras. The bird flight data thus acquired allow us to ... Keywords: Bird flight, animal locomotion, data-driven control, flapping, motion capture, physically based simulation

Eunjung Ju, Jungdam Won, Jehee Lee, Byungkuk Choi, Junyong Noh, Min Gyu Choi

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

GHPs Save Heating Cost and Improve Air Quality in Poultry Farm  

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: 40-50' wide, 400-500' length § Bird density: 1 square foot/bird, 20,000 birds1 GHPs Save Heating Cost and Improve Air Quality in Poultry Farm per house § Heating and cooling required § Intensive ventilation to maintain air

273

Session: Why avian impacts are a concern in wind energy development  

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This lunchtime session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session provided a more detailed overview of the environmental community's perspective on wind power's impacts on birds. The presentation described how wind projects impact birds, detailing the species distribution of collisions at various sites around the US and discussing problems such as avoidance, habitat disturbance, and cumulative effects on populations. The presentation, ''Wind Turbines and Birds'', was given by Gerald Winegrad from the American Bird Conservancy.

Winegrad, Gerald

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Fish and hydroelectricity; Engineering a better coexistence  

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This paper reports on the problems that hydroelectric plants have regarding fish populations. The utilities that operate these plants are finding that accommodating migrating fish presents unique engineering challenges, not the least of which involves designing and building systems to protect fish species whose migratory behavior remains something of a mystery. Where such systems cannot be built, the status of hydroelectric dams may be in doubt, as is now the case with several dams in the United States. A further twist in some regions in the possibility that certain migratory fish will be declared threatened or endangered-a development that could wreak havoc on the hydroelectric energy supply in those regions.

Zorpette, G.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

About Fermilab - The Fermilab Campus  

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Birds of Fermilab Birds of Fermilab Current Status of Access to Fermilab The diversity of habitats to be found on the 6,800 acre site of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) make it a favorite location for birdwatchers in Chicago's western suburbs. As a result the site has produced a large array of unusual bird sightings including a Gargany Teal which in 1982 attracted birdwatchers to site from as far away as Arizona. Since 1987 the Fermilab's bird population has been intensively monitored, resulting in extensive data on what birds can be seen on the site and where and when they can be found. The links below access lots of information from the survey as well as much additional information for the interested visitor. Survey Results The Full List: Each bird species recorded on site is listed here

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Session: Monitoring wind turbine project sites for avian impacts  

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This third session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The focus of the session was on existing wind projects that are monitored for their impacts on birds and bats. The presentation given was titled ''Bird and Bat Fatality Monitoring Methods'' by Wally Erickson, West, Inc. Sections included protocol development and review, methodology, adjusting for scavenging rates, and adjusting for observer detection bias.

Erickson, Wally

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Searchlight Wind Energy Project FEIS Appendix B  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8B 8B Appendix B-4: Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight BBCS i October 2012 Searchlight Wind Energy Project Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Prepared for: Duke Energy Renewables 550 South Tryon Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 Prepared by: Tetra Tech EC, Inc. 1750 SW Harbor Way, Suite 400 Portland, OR 97201 November 2012 Searchlight Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight BBCS ii October 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................ 6 1.1 Duke Energy Renewables' Corporate Policy .......................................................... 6

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Answers: Strangler fig, wolverine, roadrunner, Musk ox, Hesperornis, scapolite, mosquito, Pakicetus, coevolution, Galapagos finches, Yucca, Beagle, platypus, milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum).  

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& Bugtown) Aquatic diver Flightless bird with wings reduced Penguin I am not Minerals a glow Bright yellow stripes black on red Haiku - All ages #12;

Peterson, Blake R.

279

Natural Resource Management, Environmental Protection Division...  

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EPD Home Site Details Home Page Management Amphibians Birds Fish Invertebrates Mammals Plants Pictures Reptiles ResearchInternships Other Information BNL Site Index Can't View...

280

Microsoft Word - S07121_CY2010 Annual Rpt  

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monitoring, wildlife surveys (including birds, small mammals, frogs, insects, and fish), Preble's mouse habitat characterization and telemetry tracking, a small amount of...

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Fermilab Today  

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Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts Announcements Power Outage Due to the holiday weekend, the September 3 power outage has been rescheduled...

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Robert Kennicott  

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were spent in the Mackenzie and Yukon River Basins, collecting geological specimens, fishes, mammals, birds, and all kinds of insects for the Smithsonian Institution. His...

283

Why aren't pigeon guillemots in Prince William Sound, Alaska recovering from the Exxon Valdez oil spill?.  

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??The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is now the only species of marine bird in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska that is listed as "not recovering" (more)

[No author

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Estimates of Renewable Energy Capacity Serving U.S. Green Power...  

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Estimates of Renewable Energy Capacity Serving U.S. Green Power Markets (as of December 2004) Lori Bird and Blair Swezey National Renewable Energy Laboratory September 2005 This...

285

Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation, and Consumer...  

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Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation, and Consumer Response February 2004 * NRELTP-620-35618 Lori Bird, Blair Swezey, and Jrn Aabakken National Renewable Energy...

286

F F F O O O R R R F F F A A A M M M I I I L L L Y Y Y F  

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is a fair focused on pet ownersbreeders. The fair targets all types of pets - dogs, cats, exotic birds, terrarium animals, small mammals, rodents and aquarium animals....

287

Teacher Resource Center: sciencelines  

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the Data at Fermilab Fermilab's Birds Fermilab Bison Harvesting the Prairie Fermilab ARISE Project Resources Cancer Education Elementary and Midlevel School Science Powers of Ten...

288

Given that water is the sine qua non of life, it is intriguing that animals can live in deserts, environments with little  

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in deserts, environments with little drinking water, high ambient temperatures (Ta), intense solar radiation, low humidity and desiccating winds. Because desert birds are typically diurnal, at times

Williams, Jos. B.

289

Avian risk behavior and fatalities at the Altamont Wind Resource Area: March 1998 - February 1999  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Since 1981, more than 7,000 wind turbines have been installed in the Altamont Wind Resource Area in north-central California. Currently, about 5,000 turbines are operating. Past research efforts demonstrated that wind turbines frequently kill birds, especially raptors. Little is known about the specific flight and perching behaviors by birds near wind turbines. A better understanding of these interactions may one day yield insights on how to minimize bird fatalities. This Phase 1 progress report summarizes research findings obtained at 20 study plots totaling 785 turbines of various configurations and conducted between March 1998 and February 1999. The authors examined bird use and behaviors and collected data on fatalities at the same turbines throughout the course of the surveys. They completed 745 30-minute point counts (1,702 bird observations) that quantified bird risk behaviors and bird use of the study plots. The four most frequently observed bird species were red-tailed hawks, common ravens, turkey vultures, and golden eagles. During the same period, the authors recorded 95 bird fatalities. Raptors represent 51% (n=49) of the kills found. The data indicate that the relative abundance of species observed does not predict the relative frequency of fatalities per species. Phase II of the research is underway.

Thelander, C.; Rugge, L.

2000-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

290

Kath Williams  

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Australia (councileducation development advisor); Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (LEED-Existing Buildings pilot project): U.S. Green Building Council (case study development...

291

elevated temperature coatings:science and technology iv  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Vladamir K. Tolpygo and David R. Clarke. MODELING .... R. Keith Bird, Terryl A. Wallace and. Sankara N. ... Narendra B. Dahotre and Lalitha R. Katipelli.

292

Fermi 3/29/02  

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Companions Photo by Merilee Janusz FERMINEWS Friday, December 20, 2002 7 According to Peter Kasper, a Fermilab physicist and local bird expert, 2002 was the best year for...

293

Structure and Receptor Specificity of an Avian Flu Antigen  

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fowl in a number of Asian countries, including China, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, and Cambodia, and has now spread to wild bird populations. More recently,...

294

Landscape Characteristics Of Upland Sandpiper Habitat In Michigan.  

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??Grassland bird populations have declined across North America due to habitat loss but at a disproportionately higher rate in the midwestern United States, where extensive (more)

Korte, Jacob Lawrence

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

0891 1-5 KEY VISUAL CUES: geysers, bus, flags 0891 ...  

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... a black T shirt and sun glasses shooing away white birds on ocean beach, 1144 1 ... shrimp, white bowls, checkered tablecloth, glass with some ...

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

296

TRECVID 2012 Runs and Detailed Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Glasses 297. ... Skier 440. Soldiers 10 FEATUREPAIRS (judged): 901 Beach + Mountain 902 Old_People + Flags 903 Animal + Snow 904 Bird ...

297

Atmospheric Energy Harvesting for Small Uninhabited Aircraft by Gust Soaring.  

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??Applying bird-inspired flight planning and control techniques to small robotic aircraft can greatly improve flight performance. This paper discusses a method for improving cruise performance (more)

Depenbusch, Nathan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Cabron Sequestration Main Menu  

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of Energy Robert Beck National Coal Council David Beecy USDOE, Environ. Sys., Fossil Energy Jacqueline F. Bird Ohio Coal Development Office Howard Herzog Massachusetts...

299

present.html  

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Birds Of A Feather Summary Scenario Student Pages Index of Projects Subject: ScienceLife Sciences;Language Arts Descriptive Writing; Math Number Skills Grade Level: Grades...

300

NATURE WALKS SCHEDULE - SPRING 2013  

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items include water, binoculars, field guide to birds, field guide to stars, bug spray if needed. We should see American woodcock flight displays, we will have a...

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CX-002865: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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5: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002865: Categorical Exclusion Determination Density and Occupancy Patterns of Grassland Birds in the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones of...

302

Role of Renewable Energy Certificates in Developing New Renewable...  

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Renewable Energy Certificates in Developing New Renewable Energy Projects Edward Holt Ed Holt & Associates, Inc. Jenny Sumner and Lori Bird National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

303

Diversity, Body Mass, and Latitudinal Gradients in Primates  

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gradients in regional diversity of New World birds. GlobalT. (2003). Assessment of the diversity of African primates.of the latitudinal diversity gradient. American Naturalist,

Harcourt, A. H.; Schreier, B. M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

The Prison Songs of Lili'uokalani  

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46 Out of the snare of the fowler In this hymn the Queena bird Out of the snare of the fowler Ua moku ka upena A ua

Morris, Cynthia L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Fermilab Today  

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turbine replaced - MI-50 Upper power supply brought back online - Pbar dry engine flywheel replaced Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the...

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DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern Participation at ...  

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... animal dog cat horse birds - Asian People aisan -hot -sexy -bikini People&Blog & Entertainment Bicycling riding bicycle fahrrad Sports Boat Ship ...

2011-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

307

University of Marburg at TRECVID 2011: Semantic Indexing ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to find object appearances for the following 21 object classes: face, aeroplane, bicycle, bird, boat, bottle, bus, car, cat, chair, cow ...

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

308

TRECVID 2012 Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... are the pairs: [901] Beach + Mountain [902] Old_People + Flags [903] Animal + Snow [904] Bird + Waterscape_waterfront [905] Dog + Indoor [906 ...

309

Identification of two interacting quantitative trait loci controlling for condensed tannin in sorghum grain and grain quality analysis of a sorghum diverse collection.  

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??Tannin, a second metabolic product in sorghum, has been directly related to resistance to insects and birds. Tannin also impacts sorghum nutritional value. Previous studies (more)

Xiang, Wenwen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Blue Bird Corp. - All American Rear Engine Application: Bus - School Fuel Type: CNG Maximum Seating: 84 Power Source(s): Cummins Westport - ISL G 8.9L...

311

PMC*Erza U.S. DER-sARTAIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT...  

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coastal foraging water birds; classify and map fisheries habitats; study the effects of offshore wind farms on fish and fisheries of different gear types; analyze recreational...

312

1:after school program evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 3012:native birds of florida. 3013:weather records. 3014:tornado news in nw arkansas. 3015:variations in solar luminosity since origin of sun. ...

313

The Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Tribes of The Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority  

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migrants that breed in the subbasin and winter in Mexico or Central America. Flammulated owls are the most sparrows winter in the southern United States, south into Central America (Vickery 1996). The olive-sided flycatcher is migratory and winters in Central and South America (Csuti et al. 1997). Environmental toxins

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www.sciencemag.org SCIENCE VOL 313 4 AUGUST 2006 617 CREDIT:MONICAPESSINO POLICYFORUM  

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Oil and Gas Leases (MMS-DOI) Expired Federal Oil and Gas Leases (MMS-DOI) Proposed LNG Terminals (MMS for managing highly migratory fishes or for LNG terminals, which can be built in state or federal waters [e.g., aquaculture, wind farms, liquefied natural gas (LNG) termi- nals] are increasing the potential

Siegel, David A.

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P h y s i c a l O c e a n o g r a p h y D i v i s i o n Management and Conservation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus  

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Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thynnus) and other Highly Migratory Fish In the Gulf of Mexico under IPCC Climate Goni Although the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) is widely distributed, spawning in the western Atlantic tolerate colder waters than other tropical tunas, they are adversely affected by warm (> 28°C) waters

Lee, Sang-ki

316

A Performance Comparison of Homeless and Homebased Lazy Release Consistency Protocols in Software Shared Memory  

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A Performance Comparison of Homeless and Home­based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols in Software based on lazy release consistency. In particular, we compare the performance of Princeton's home­based most of their data were migratory, while the home­based protocol performed better for one. For this one

Hu, Y. Charlie

317

Fish and hydroelectricity: engineering a better coexistence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Steps being taken by US utilities, under pressure from a Federal licensing agency, to restore once-vast populations of migratory fish are described. Waterways designed to help migrating fish get past dams to upstream spawning areas have been used on ...

G. Zorpette

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Comet Riders--Nuclear nomads to the stars  

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This paper describes the potential role of an evolutionary family of advanced space nuclear power systems (solid core reactor, gas core reactor, and thermonulcear fusion systems) in the detailed exploration of Solar System comets and in the use of interstellar comes to support migratory journeys to the stars by both human beings and their smart robot systems. 14 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Angelo, J.A. Jr. (Science Applications International Corp., Melbourne, FL (United States)); Buden, D. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AT L A N T I C A N D G U L F O F M E X I C O M I G R ATO RY P E L AG I C F I S H E R I E S Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico  

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T 7 Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Migratory Pelagic Fisheries Unit 7 NANCIE J. CUMMINGS NMFS Southeast to the southern U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. In 1996, over 90% of the commercial catch was landed in Florida king mackerel females that served as a major spawning population for the Gulf of Mexico stock

320

Buoyant Gravity Currents Along a Sloping Bottom in a Rotating Fluid Steven J. Lentz and Karl R. Helfrich  

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EFFECTS OF A LOW-HEAD DAM AND WATER ABSTRACTION ON MIGRATORY TROPICAL STREAM BIOTA JONATHAN P. BENSTEAD,1 and their estuaries. Increasingly, this linkage is being severed by dams and water abstraction. The ecological impacts of these activities are poorly understood and are largely being ignored by dam operators. We investigated the direct

Helfrich, Karl R.

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Upper Middle Mainstem Columbia River Subbasin Focal Species Information, Red-winged Blackbird  

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Appendix C Upper Middle Mainstem Columbia River Subbasin Focal Species Information, Red-winged Blackbird Introduction The red-winged black bird is one of the most abundant birds in North America (Marshall et al. 2003). Red-winged Blackbirds are extremely adaptable; successfully colonizing many small

322

International Journal of Phytoremediation, 14:939949, 2012 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC  

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songs? Despite the mini- mal motif sharing between the experience songs and the #12;2484 K. W. Sockman- mation by seasonally breeding birds. Am. Zool. 33, 185­199. Ball, G. F. & Balthazart, J. 2001 Ethological repertoire and mate choice in birds. Am. Zool. 32, 71­80. Searcy, W. A. & Yasukawa, K. 1996 Song and female

Ma, Lena

323

Session: What can we learn from developed wind resource areas  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop was composed of two parts intended to examine what existing science tells us about wind turbine impacts at existing wind project sites. Part one dealt with the Altamont Wind Resource area, one of the older wind projects in the US, with a paper presented by Carl Thelander titled ''Bird Fatalities in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: A Case Study, Part 1''. Questions addressed by the presenter included: how is avian habitat affected at Altamont and do birds avoid turbine sites; are birds being attracted to turbine strings; what factors contribute to direct impacts on birds by wind turbines at Altamont; how do use, behavior, avoidance and other factors affect risk to avian species, and particularly impacts those species listed as threatened, endangered, or of conservation concern, and other state listed species. The second part dealt with direct impacts to birds at new generation wind plants outside of California, examining such is sues as mortality, avoidance, direct habitat impacts from terrestrial wind projects, species and numbers killed per turbine rates/MW generated, impacts to listed threatened and endangered species, to USFWS Birds of Conservation Concern, and to state listed species. This session focused on newer wind project sites with a paper titled ''Bird Fatality and Risk at New Generation Wind Projects'' by Wally Erickson. Each paper was followed by a discussion/question and answer period.

Thelander, Carl; Erickson, Wally

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ABSTRACT The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster: A Graphical Assessment of its Impact on  

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in history, oil flowed for three months and approximately five million barrels of oil spilled through by mid-July 2010. In this report, we analyse fish and bird data to assess the impact of the oil spill on the Gulf wildlife. Our findings based on the available fish data for 2005, 2006, and 2010 are not very helpful to make a judgement on the negative impact of the oil spill on fish species. On the other hand, the bird data analysis shows that the closer the surface oil spill area approached to bird habitats, the more dead birds were observed. The highest number of dead birds was observed in July and August when birds bred and raised their offspring. However, the migration behaviour of different bird species makes it impossible to entirely estimate the full impact of the oil spill on birds. (362 pages) iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Jrgen Symanzik for spending countless hours in assistance and guidance over the completion of this project. His wisdom,

Anvar Suyundikov; Dr. Jrgen Symanzik

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

The Pennsylvania State University The Graduate School  

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patterns of the birds without incurring the cost of employing more people or buying specialized equipment and a processor, set up in a user specified geometry, along the ridge under observation. The estimation process collision. A cost effective method that can continuously monitor the flight path of birds around

Langelaan, Jack W.

326

One stop search It is important to be aware that One stop does not search all of the Library's  

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for the singular term (e.g. bird). You can also choose to search for the word or phrase you enter in the Title is not case sensitive and when you search for the plural term (e.g. birds) it will also search Terms. The Refine Search link will allow you to improve your search by narrowing to Full text

Bandara, Arosha

327

NERI Report Commissioned by Tech-wise A/S  

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Methods 8 2.1 Aerial surveys 8 2.2 Within-year and between-year variation in bird numbers 8 2 species recorded during 13 aerial surveys, there were no indications that the wind farm area was of any in the April 2001 survey. Preference analyses of bird exploitation of the Horns Rev area showed

328

Characterize computation  

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colorings. 106 #12; Examplary proceeding r 1 : penguin(tweety) # r 2 : bird(tweety) # r 3 : f lies(tweety) # bird(tweety), not ¬f lies(tweety) r 4 : ¬f lies(tweety) # penguin(tweety), not f lies(tweety). Building the graph r 1 ## ## r 2 ## ## r 4 ## ## r 3 ## ## # # # # Coloring the graph Propagation # Propagation

Schaub, Torsten

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Avian Monitoring and Risk Assessment at the San Gorgonio Wind Resource Area  

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The primary objective of this study at the San Gorgonio Wind Resource Area was to estimate and compare bird utilization, fatality rates, and the risk index among factors including bird taxonomic groups, wind turbine and reference areas, wind turbine sizes and types, and geographic locations. The key questions addressed to meet this objective include: (1) Are there any differences in the level of bird activity, called ''utilization rate'' or ''use'', with the operating wind plant and within the surrounding undeveloped areas (reference area)?; (2) Are there any differences in the rate of bird fatalities (or avian fatality) within the operating wind plant or the surrounding undeveloped areas (reference area)?; (3) Does bird use, fatality rates, or bird risk index vary according to the geographic location, type and size of wind turbine, and/or type of bird within the operating wind plant and surrounding undeveloped areas (reference area)?; and (4) How do raptor fatality rates at San Gorgonio compare to other wind projects with comparable data?

Anderson, R.; Tom, J.; Neumann, N.; Erickson, W. P.; Strickland, M. D.; Bourassa, M.; Bay, K. J.; Sernka, K. J.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ornithological Survey of the Proposed Geothermal Well Site No. 2  

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS 1983) and the State of Hawaii (DLNR 1986) have listed as endangered six forest bird species for the Island of Hawaii. Two of these birds, the O'u (Psittirostra psittacea) and the Hawaiian hawk (Buteo solitarius) may be present within the Geothermal resource sub-zone (Scott et al. 1986). Thus, their presence could impact future development within the resource area. This report presents the results of a bird survey conducted August 11 and 12, 1990 in the sub-zone in and around the proposed well site and pad for True/Mid Pacific Geothermal Well No.2.

Jeffrey, Jack

1990-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Slide 1  

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EESAT 2009 EESAT 2009 October 4-7 Seattle Ali Nourai American Electric Power Chairman, Electricity Storage Association Energy Storage Projects in AEP - A Migratory Trend - 2 * 5.2 Million customers * 11 States * 39,000 MW Generation * 38,953 miles Transmission * 212,781 miles Distribution * $45.2 billion Assets (2008) * $14.4 billion revenue (2008) * 20,861 Employees AEP Overview 3 Migratory Path of Utility Energy Storage - in AEP Large Central Units Storage at Grid Edge Substation Batteries Graphics adapted from an EPRI Presentation by Joe Hughes This Migration Trend is Driven by Popularity of Customer-Owned Distributed Generation and Customers' demand for higher service quality 4 AEP's View of Energy Storage Value 120/240 V 69 kV 4 to 34 kV 480 V 138 kV 345 kV 765 kV CES (Community) NAS (Substation)

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Biological Manipulation of Migration Rate: The Use of Advanced Photoperiod to Accelerate Smoltification in Yearling Chinook Salmon, Annual Report of Research 1990.  

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Research was conducted during 1990 to assess the feasibility of biologically manipulating physiological development and migratory behavior of yearling spring chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. At Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, one treatment group was exposed to a 3-month advanced photoperiod schedule for 13 weeks preceding release to accelerate smolt development. Another group was exposed to the same advanced photoperiod schedule, but additionally was reared at an elevated water temperature (11.9{degrees}C) for 10 days prior to release. At Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, a treatment group was exposed to a 3-month advanced photoperiod schedule for 17 weeks. Gill Na{sup +}-K{sup +}ATPase development and migratory performance were described for all groups. The treated fish which were the most physiologically advanced at release were detected in the highest proportions at collector dams and also migrated fastest downstream--similar to results obtained in 1988 and 1989.

Muir, William D.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Population-level Risks of Wind Power Development for the Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)  

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Continued development of wind energy must confront the challenge of managing risks to wildlife populations. Presently, construction of new wind facilities in much of the eastern United States is being hindered by concerns over possible impacts to the threatened Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). These concerns are heightened by the emergence of a virulent fungal pathogen, white-nose syndrome, affecting hibernating colonies. While migratory tree bat fatalities at wind facilities are common, ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

334

Fish & Wildlife Annual Project Summary, 1983.  

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BPA's Division of Fish and Wildlife was created in 1982 to develop, coordinate and manage BPA's fish and wildlife program. Division activities protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife resources impacted by hydroelectric development and operation in the Columbia River Basin. At present the Division spends 95% of its budget on restoration projects. In 1983, 83 projects addressed all aspects of the anadromous fish life cycle, non-migratory fish problems and the status of wildlife living near reservoirs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracing the HIV-1 subtype B mobility in Europe: a phylogeographic approach  

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The prevalence and the origin of HIV-1 subtype B, the most prevalent circulating clade among the long-term residents in Europe, have been studied extensively. However the spatial diffusion of the epidemic from the perspective of the virus has not previously been traced. In the current study we inferred the migration history of HIV-1 subtype B by way of a phylogeography of viral sequences sampled from 16 European countries and Israel. Migration events were inferred from viral phylogenies by character reconstruction using parsimony. With regard to the spatial dispersal of the HIV subtype B sequences across viral phylogenies, in most of the countries in Europe the epidemic was introduced by multiple sources and subsequently spread within local networks. Poland provides an exception where most of the infections were the result of a single point introduction. According to the significant migratory pathways, we show that there are considerable differences across Europe. Specifically, Greece, Portugal, Serbia and Spain, provide sources shedding HIV-1; Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg, on the other hand, are migratory targets, while for Denmark, Germany, Italy, Israel, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK we inferred significant bidirectional migration. For Poland no significant migratory pathways were inferred. Subtype B phylogeographies provide a new insight about the geographical distribution of viral lineages, as well as the significant pathways of virus dispersal across Europe, suggesting that intervention strategies should also address tourists, travellers and migrants.

Leitner, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Paraskevis, D [KATHOLIEKE UNIV; Pybus, O [UNIV OF OXFORD; Magiorkinis, G [KATHOLIEKE UNIV; Hatzakis, A [KATHOLIEKE UNIV

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - S05993_CY2009 Annual Rpt.doc  

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4 4 3.2.3.3 Additional Wildlife Observations In September, a dead crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) was observed dangling from the top of a spruce tree at the Site. Closer inspection revealed there was fishing line wrapped around the foot of the bird. Evidently the crow picked up the fishing line on its foot at one of the nearby reservoirs (since fishing is not allowed at the Site). The line was probably dangling from its foot when it landed on the branch. When it attempted to take off the line probably got caught in the tree branch, and the more the bird tried to free itself, the more it wrapped itself around the branch. Finally its foot was so tightly entangled around the branch that the bird could not move and eventually died on the branch. The bird was removed from the tree and disposed of.

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Biogeographic patterns of the East African coastal forest vertebrate ...  

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The PAD analysis for the combined data set (birds + mammals + reptiles) resulted in. 35 MPTs (L = 710, CI = 0.33, RI = 0.47). The strict consensus was mostly...

338

The Marsh Hawk  

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back and forth like a well-trained bird dog. Now and then it makes a few deliberate wing strokes but when it spies a moving prey the hawk halts -- may even do a back...

339

The Killdeer  

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and a third -- from eye to eye -- above its white forehead. The eye is surrounded by a red ring. The rump and upper tail feathers are orange- brown. This bird is so easily...

340

Llwybrau Pos Puzzle Trails  

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'm a broadleaf tree often called mountain ash, I have lots of red berries in the autumn which birds like to eat mouse! I have colourful wings, From flower to flower I fly, Sipping nectar on long summer days

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The Waxwings  

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from something not found in any other family of birds. Usually, on the tips of the inner wing feathers of both males and females, there are shiny red appendages like blobs of...

342

Optimal Gabor-Frame-Expansion-Based Intermittent-Clutter-Filtering Method for Radar Wind Profiler  

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Intermittent clutter signals are frequently observed by radar wind profilers during the seasonal bird migration. A novel statistical filtering algorithm based on a simultaneous timefrequency analysis of the profilers raw data was recently ...

Volker Lehmann

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Document ID Number: RL-721  

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Document ID Number: Document ID Number: RL-721 REV 4 NEPA REVIEW SCREENING FORM DOE/CX-00066 I. Project Title: Nesting Bird Deterrent Study at the 241-C Tank Farm CX B3.8, "Outdoor Terrestrial Ecological and Environmental Research" II. Project Description and Location (including Time Period over which proposed action will occur and Project Dimensions - e.g., acres displaced/disturbed, excavation length/depth, area/location/number of buildings, etc.): Washington River Protection Solutions LLC (WRPS) will perform an outdoor, terrestrial ecological research study to attempt to control and deter nesting birds at the 241-C Tank Farm. This will be a preventative study to test possible methods for controlling &/or minimizing the presence and impacts of nesting birds inside the tank farm. A nesting bird

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CX-010098: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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8: Categorical Exclusion Determination 8: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-010098: Categorical Exclusion Determination Phoenix to Lone Butte 230 Kilovolt Transmission Line, Bird Diverter Installation CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 04/08/2013 Location(s): CX: none Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to install bird discouragers on a portion of the PHX-LOB 230-kV (kilovolt) transmission line. Access is via existing rural and transmission line access roads. Birds perching on structures are causing line faults and tripping the line out of service. The purpose of the project is to insure the continued safe and reliable operation of the bulk power system by reducing or eliminating faults due to bird activity along the line.

345

Field instrumentation for vocalizing avian survey  

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We present automated instruments to facilitate the monitoring of vocalizing species in their environment with minimal disruption. These devices offer recording and acoustic localization of bird calls and relay data via the ...

Elliott, Grant (Grant Andrew)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

House Wrens  

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Wrens Name: Rebecca Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: How long does a house wren live. I'm doing research on this bird I can't seem to find that much info. on it...

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Introduction: The Fabric of Life In the beginning is the relation.  

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; blue- collar jobs or wilderness preservation; open immigration or tighter borders; nuclear power that may kill large numbers of bats and birds. The decisions we make as consumers and citi- zens will have

348

Numerical Study of Rarefied Hypersonic Flow Interacting With a Continuum Jet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An uncoupled CFD-DSMC technique is developed and applied to provide solutions for continuum jets interacting with rarefied external flows. The technique is based on a correlation of the appropriate Bird breakdown parameter for a transitional-rarefied ...

Glass Christopher E.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stephen Alfred Forbes  

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to issue simple clear accounts of his pioneer investigations of the foods of birds, of fishes, and insects. Above all, he was aware of and pointed out the interrelationships of...

350

A Certificate-Based Approach to Marketing Green Power and Constructing...  

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Certificate-Based Approach to Marketing Green Power and Constructing New Wind Energy Facilities Preprint May 2002 * NRELCP-620-32430 E. Blank Community Energy, Inc. L. Bird and B....

351

Color blind animals  

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not color blind. I believe that all the primates also see color as well as dogs, cats, some birds, fish, and insects. --- jade Apes and monkeys see color. So do bees, in a...

352

Cardinal Nesting  

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night. There are no signs of it below---cat attack or anything. However, I do have 4 cats that I hope didn't get it. Thanks Replies: No, birds can't move their nests - it is a...

353

Models and simulations of collective motion in biomimetic robots and bacteria  

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In nature, one finds many examples of collective motion, from flocking birds to swarming bees. Any one organism makes its decisions based solely on local information; either it can sense what its close neighbors are doing, ...

Cohen, Joanna (Joanna Renee)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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special events and resources  

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and Resources School and Fermilab Prairie Data Fermilab is putting prairie and bird data on the Web so it can be accessed by the general public, especially students and...

355

Thermal Mass Correction for the Evaluation of Salinity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper revisits the thermal mass inertia correction of Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., (SBE4) conductivity probes for the calculation of salinity. In particular, it is shown that the standard parameters recommended for the correction method are ...

Vigan Mensah; Marc Le Menn; Yves Morel

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PUTTING KNOWLEDGE TO WORK The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State College, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating.  

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integrity, food safety, and energy usage are associated with large farming operations. Warranted or not-fed poultry are terms commonly used with small-scale poultry operations. These birds are typically reared

Navara, Kristen

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Minimization of Motion Smear: Reducing Avian Collision with Wind Turbines; Period of Performance: July 12, 1999 -- August 31, 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Collisions with wind turbines can be a problem for many species of birds. Of particular concern are collisions by eagles and other protected species. This research study used the laboratory methods of physiological optics, animal psychophysics, and retinal electrophysiology to analyze the causes of collisions and to evaluate visual deterrents based on the results of this analysis. Bird collisions with the seemingly slow-moving turbines seem paradoxical given the superb vision that most birds, especially raptors, possess. However, our optical analysis indicated that as the eye approaches the rotating blades, the retinal image of the blade (which is the information that is transmitted to the animal's brain) increases in velocity until it is moving so fast that the retina cannot keep up with it. At this point, the retinal image becomes a transparent blur that the bird probably interprets as a safe area to fly through, with disastrous consequences. This phenomenon is called"motion smear" or"motion blur."

Hodos, W.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Eyes of Animals  

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"simple" eyes for close vision. Birds have the keenest eyes and those of the hawks, eagles and vultures can see small objects at incredible distances. By their eyes ye shall...

359

Golden Eagles  

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Golden Eagles Name: Karen Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: I am in first grade.Can you please tell me where do golden eagles eat. Replies: Golden eagles are birds of...

360

Fermilab Today  

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is not doom and gloom, though. Several predatory birds, such as Cooper's hawks, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and ospreys, seem to be making a comeback at Fermilab. This is...

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PHASE II REMEDIAL INVESTlGATlOE FORMER AMCHITKA ARMY AIR BASE  

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One of these was at Kirilof Point, near Base Camp, where water contaminated with diesel oil was seeping into a wetland and the Bering Sea. The other area was at Bird Cape, where...

362

Utility green pricing programs: A statistical analysis of program effectiveness  

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Bird, L. , Swezey, B. 2003. Green Power Marketing in theR. , Aabakken, J. 2002. Green Power Marketing Abroad: RecentHolt, E. , Holt, M. 2004. Green Pricing Resource Guide.

Wiser, Ryan; Olson, Scott; Bird, Lori; Swezey, Blair

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

A Fuzzy Logic Method for Improved Moment Estimation from Doppler Spectra  

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A new method for estimating moments from wind measurement devices that measure Doppler spectra as a function of range is presented. Quite often the spectra are contaminated by a wide variety of sources, including (but not limited to) birds, ...

Larry B. Cornman; Robert K. Goodrich; Corinne S. Morse; Warner L. Ecklund

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Democratizing global tourism or designing diversity to reach harmony  

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The largest lake in the Balkans, the largest bird "airport" in Europe, multinational, protected under the Ramsar Convention, a candidate for the UNESCO transboundary biosphere enlisting, the Skadar Lake is yet, economically ...

Radoman, Slobodan, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-008825: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Nesting Bird Deterrent Study at the 241-C Tank Farm CX(s) Applied: B3.8 Date: 07/26/2012 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

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SRS - Environmental Report for 2006  

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chloropusAnolis), a medium-sized water bird that nests on SRS, is a member of the rail family (Rallidae) and a relative of the coot. The Common Moorhen The common moorhen...

367

A Statistical Averaging Method for Wind Profiler Doppler Spectra  

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A new method is presented for Doppler spectral averaging that more reliably identifies the profiler radar return from clear air in the presence of contaminationfor example, from migrating bird echoes. These very sensitive radars profile the wind ...

David A. Merritt

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

NREL: Energy Analysis - Jenny Heeter  

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44 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-49938. Bird, L.; Heeter, J.; Kreycik, C. (2011). "Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and Trends." 58 pp.; NREL Report...

369

Avian Communities in Tidal Salt Marshes of San Francisco Bay: A Review of Functional Groups by Foraging Guild and Habitat Association  

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FWS/OBS-83/23. 102pp. Grenier JL. 2004. Ecology, behavior,Management 63(1):116-125. Grenier JL, Greenberg R. 2006.Marsh Bird project, J. L. Grenier (San Francisco Estuary

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Around Los Alamos  

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first atomic bomb components were assembled. Don't want to walk? Book a van tour of the Atomic City. Explore the natural history of Los Alamos (rocks, fossils, plants, birds,...

371

Adopt-A-Platoon, Brookhaven Veterans Association, Brookhaven...  

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Fundraisers Car Wash on July 28, 2011 - May thanks to our wonderful volunteers (Fire Dept & co-workers) Plant Sale, April 14 & 15, 2011 - we sold hardy pansies to some early bird...

372

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and...  

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Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and Trends Lori Bird, Jenny...

373

Fermilab Today  

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brought back online - Tevatron collimator issue resolved - Tevatron stuck at 90 GeV due to bad UPS in sector A2 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird...

374

Imact of Financial Structure on the Cost of Solar Energy  

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Financial Structure on the Cost of Solar Energy Michael Mendelsohn, Claire Kreycik, Lori Bird, Paul Schwabe, and Karlynn Cory Technical Report NRELTP-6A20-53086 March 2012 NREL is...

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NETL: Oil & Natural Gas Technologies Reference Shelf - Presentation...  

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is the fresh to slightly saline Birds-Nest aquifer. This aquifer is located in the oil shale zone of the Green River formations Parachute Creek member and is 200 to 300 ft...

376

Marsh Collapse Does Not Require Sea Level Rise  

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Salt marshes are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing nurseries for fish species and shelter and food for endangered birds. Salt marshes also mitigate the impacts of hurricanes and tsunamis, and sequester ...

Fagherazzi, Sergio

377

C A T A L O G Undergraduate  

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Vicente Wetland Project: Baseline Condition Report / David Menzie 65 Fish Assemblage Dynamics, and the pair set off for Mexico. They drove south to Louisiana and did some birding along the Gulf Coast before

Gelfond, Michael

378

ES&H Advisory Avian Influenza, October 2005  

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re- ported in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Ja- pan, Laos, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam). In recent months, H5N1 was isolated from birds in Russia. The virus...

379

TRC Bibliographies: Prairie Materials  

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1994. ISBN: 0-02-728466-2. Ham, John and David Mohrhardt, Kitchen Table Bird Book, Two Peninsula Press, 1995. ISBN: 1882376153. Jenkins, Priscilla Belz, A Nest Full of...

380

Renewable Energy Price-Stability Benefits in Utility Green Power...  

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Report NRELTP-670-43532 August 2008 Renewable Energy Price-Stability Benefits in Utility Green Power Programs Lori A. Bird and Karlynn S. Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

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381

Calibration and Stability of Oxygen Sensors on Autonomous Floats  

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The calibration accuracy and stability of three Aanderaa 3835 optodes and three Sea-Bird Electronics SBE-43 oxygen sensors were evaluated over four years using in situ and laboratory calibrations. The sensors were mostly in storage, being in the ...

Eric A. D'Asaro; Craig McNeil

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Green Power Network: Library of Green Power Publications  

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Heeter, J., P. Armstrong, L. Bird, 2012. Market Brief: Status of the Voluntary Renewable Energy Certificate Market (2011 Data). NRELTP-6A20-52925 (PDF 974 KB) Market Research...

383

Heartbeat of a Nest: Using imagers as biological sensors  

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the nest (Fig. 4). An infrared light emitting diode (LED) which consumes 24 mW continuously illuminates down with minimal intrusion into the bird's nesting activities. Infrared light emitting diodes (LEDs

Hamilton, Michael P.

384

Kangaroo Mice and Deer  

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quiet. As an experiment, he tossed it onto the snow In front of his cocker spaniel. The dog, trained to retrieve birds, tossed it in the air. The mouse dropped back on the snow...

385

The Mockingbirds  

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borrowed from as many as twenty birds in its neighborhood but also the barking of a dog, the cackling of a hen, the squeal of a pig, or even the squeaking of a wagon wheel....

386

Reply to comment | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific...  

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of avian influenza, or bird flu. You go to the advanced search page and enter your search terms. Add new comment Thumbnail Mobile320x340 Icon64x64 Reply (If you're a human,...

387

Slide13 | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical...  

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an advanced search on the topic of avian influenza, or bird flu. You go to the advanced search page and enter your search terms. Add new comment Thumbnail Mobile320x340 Icon64x64...

388

INTRODUCTION The World Bank (African Development Indicators) estimates  

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or the subsequent impact with the ground. The species that are most vulnerable to this impact are the large, heavy and in substations Abird electrocution occurs when a bird is perched or attempts to perch on the electrical structure

de Villiers, Marienne

389

Slide25 | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical...  

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decades upon decades of progress to come 1928 Model A 1937 Coupe 1950 convertible 1960 Sun Star 1975 Luxury T-Bird 1994 New "global family mid-size" Add new comment Thumbnail...

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Reply to comment | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific...  

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decades upon decades of progress to come 1928 Model A 1937 Coupe 1950 convertible 1960 Sun Star 1975 Luxury T-Bird 1994 New "global family mid-size" Add new comment Thumbnail...

391

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

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Blue Bird Corp. - Vision Application: Bus - School Fuel Type: Propane Maximum Seating: 77 Power Source(s): Ford Motor Co. - 6.8L V10 Engine - Roush CleanTech liquid propane fuel...

392

Mourning Dove Biology  

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Mourning Dove Biology Name: Bettina Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: I have found a bird egg. I'm pretty sure it's a morning dove egg. I would like to know how to...

393

Dynamic Response of CTD Pressure Sensors to Temperature  

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Pressure sensors used in CTDs (conductivity temperature depth) respond to transients in temperature. It is often assumed that these transients have a negligible effect on pressure. However, in a Sea-Bird CTD used in Hawaiian waters, these ...

S. M. Chiswell

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Microsoft Word - NMMSS 2011 FINAL Attendee List.docx  

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6 Marissa Bailey NRC 7 Natasha Bajema DOD 8 Steve Baker ORNL 9 John Ballard PSINMMSS 10 Jim Bird DOE-ORO 11 Sheri Bone NNSA 12 Len Bowers SRNS 13 Glen Bradham9* AEPDC Cook 14...

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u.s. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA...  

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SRI to lake, transport, and posses - 30 rnigratOf'Y birds for scientific purposes. All survey efforts would be conducted according to FAA regulations for smaU aircraft, and...

396

Renewable Energy at Channel Islands National Park; Federal Energy...  

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scuba diving, bird watching, and fishing. And now they'll also enjoy the benefits of renewable energy systems. The park is located off the coast of southern California and...

397

Mapping Bragg Scatter with a Polarimetric WSR-88D  

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Using a polarimetric Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) radar to distinguish Bragg scatterers from insects and birds in an optically clear atmosphere has the potential to provide information on convective boundary layer depth. ...

Valery M. Melnikov; Richard J. Doviak; Dusan S. Zrni?; David. J. Stensrud

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

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Bird Nests Buffalo Canada Geese Deer Fungi Grass Insects Lichens Math Patterns in Nature Poison Ivy Prairie Insects in Winter Red-tailed Hawk West Nile Virus Woodchuck Prairie...

399

Polarimetric Radar Observations of Biological Scatterers in Hurricanes Irene (2011) and Sandy (2012)  

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Biological scatterers, consisting of birds and insects, may become trapped near the circulation center of tropical cyclones, particularly if a well-developed eyewall is present. These scatterers may be observed using weather radar, where they may ...

Matthew S. Van Den Broeke

400

Spatio-temporal patterns of beaked whale echolocation signals in the North Pacific  

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of Oahu; 4001l, east of Kauai; 4010, east of Kauai; 4145, west of Kauai, Bird Island. Da81J8copel"8 pri8 to 3\\17 fathoms; 8979, vicinity of Bird Island, 222 to 887 fathoms; 3994, vicinity of Kauai, 830 to 882 fathoms; 4014, vicinity of Kauai, :362 to 899 fathoms; 4021, vicinity of Kauai, 28n to :199 fathoms; 4025

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401

UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM 1.1 INTRODUCTION  

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period at two wind resource areas: the APWRA and the Montezuma Hills WRA. Bird fatalities consisted of 44 (experimentally) to increase their visibility to birds Photo 1-6. An Enertech 40-kW wind turbine with two turkey.3 24.0 50 % 3 Enertech 40 Lattice 13.5 148.03 48.3 18.5 unknown 3 Flowind 150 Vertical axis 17.2 193

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RANGE MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE APWRA 5.1 INTRODUCTION  

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period at two wind resource areas: the APWRA and the Montezuma Hills WRA. Bird fatalities consisted of 44 (experimentally) to increase their visibility to birds Photo 1-6. An Enertech 40-kW wind turbine with two turkey.3 24.0 50 % 3 Enertech 40 Lattice 13.5 148.03 48.3 18.5 unknown 3 Flowind 150 Vertical axis 17.2 193

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Use and Population Demographics at the Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area, Carbon County, Wyoming  

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This study was conducted to obtain baseline data on use of the proposed Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area (SRWRA) in Carbon County, Wyoming by greater sage-grouse. The first two study years were designed to determine pre-construction seasonally selected habitats and population-level vital rates (productivity and survival). The presence of an existing wind energy facility in the project area, the PacifiCorp Seven Mile Hill (SMH) project, allowed us to obtain some information on initial sage-grouse response to wind turbines the first two years following construction. To our knowledge these are the first quantitative data on sage-grouse response to an existing wind energy development. This report presents results of the first two study years (April 1, 2009 through March 30, 2011). This study was selected for continued funding by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Sage-Grouse Collaborative (NWCC-SGC) and has been ongoing since March 30, 2011. Future reports summarizing results of this research will be distributed through the NWCC-SGC. To investigate population trends through time, we determined the distribution and numbers of males using leks throughout the study area, which included a 4-mile radius buffer around the SRWRA. Over the 2-year study, 116 female greater sage-grouse were captured by spotlighting and use of hoop nets on roosts surrounding leks during the breeding period. Radio marked birds were located anywhere from twice a week to once a month, depending on season. All radio-locations were classified to season. We developed predictor variables used to predict success of fitness parameters and relative probability of habitat selection within the SRWRA and SMH study areas. Anthropogenic features included paved highways, overhead transmission lines, wind turbines and turbine access roads. Environmental variables included vegetation and topography features. Home ranges were estimated using a kernel density estimator. We developed resource selection functions (RSF) to estimate probability of selection within the SRWRA and SMH. Fourteen active greater sage-grouse leks were documented during lek surveys Mean lek size decreased from 37 in 2008 to 22 in 2010. Four leks located 0.61, 1.3, 1.4 and 2.5 km from the nearest wind turbine remained active throughout the study, but the total number of males counted on these four leks decreased from 162 the first year prior to construction (2008), to 97 in 2010. Similar lek declines were noted in regional leks not associated with wind energy development throughout Carbon County. We obtained 2,659 sage-grouse locations from radio-equipped females, which were used to map use of each project area by season. The sage-grouse populations within both study areas are relatively non-migratory, as radio-marked sage-grouse used similar areas during all annual life cycles. Potential impacts to sage-grouse from wind energy infrastructure are not well understood. The data rom this study provide insight into the early interactions of wind energy infrastructure and sage-grouse. Nest success and brood-rearing success were not statistically different between areas with and without wind energy development in the short-term. Nest success also was not influenced by anthropogenic features such as turbines in the short-term. Additionally, female survival was similar among both study areas, suggesting wind energy infrastructure was not impacting female survival in the short-term; however, further analysis is needed to identify habitats with different levels of risk to better understand the impact of wind enregy development on survival. Nest and brood-rearing habitat selection were not influenced by turbines in the short-term; however, summer habitat selection occurred within habitats closer to wind turbines. Major roads were avoided in both study areas and during most of the seasons. The impact of transmission lines varied among study areas, suggesting other landscape features may be influencing selection. The data provided in this report are preliminary and are not meant to provide a basis for fo

Gregory D. Johnson; Chad W. LeBeau; Ryan Nielsen; Troy Rintz; Jamey Eddy; Matt Holloran

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

404

Feathers  

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Feathers Feathers Nature Bulletin No. 480-A February 10, 1973 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W, Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation FEATHERS "Feathers make the bird" is an old saying that is scientifically accurate, Any creature with a body covered by feathers must be a bird but let's take a closer look. Feathers are unique. They represent one of the finest works of design and engineering that nature has produced. There is a lot of evidence that birds originated from reptiles. During the Age of Reptiles there was a group of animals called "bird-footed dinosaurs". They ran about on their hind legs which resembled the legs of modern ostriches, and some of them were no larger than our chickens. It is supposed that birds are descended from this group of reptiles and that, as they became able to fly, their scales gradually changed to feathers. It is not easy to see how a scale could become a light flexible-web but the theory is that natural selection, after millions of years, produced the miracle. Thenceforth, birds entered the realm of the air to prey upon its teeming insects.

405

The English Sparrow  

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English Sparrow English Sparrow Nature Bulletin No. 139 January 24, 1948 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N. Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation THE ENGLISH SPARROW The first bird a child sees, most places in the civilized world, is likely to be an English sparrow. In the cities, towns and country, the sparrow is a familiar part of everyday life. Like the cockroach, the rat, the house mouse and the house fly, the English sparrow has followed man over most of the earth, adjusting itself to different climates, foods, enemies and nesting places. Everybody thinks he "knows" the English sparrow. Yet this bird -- common as dirt, unloved and neglected -- is more of a world citizen than most birds and less studied than many rarer birds. It has so few distinctive markings that it is hard to describe, particularly the female, and may fool even skilled bird fans. It is of average size, average shape, average color, and has an average chirp. Furthermore, it is not a sparrow but one of the weaver finches a group of birds that build nests with openings in the side. Moreover, they are not particularly English, being native to Europe, Asia and North Africa, it is the " sparrow" mentioned in the Bible.

406

Rural-urban migration in d-dimensional lattices  

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The rural-urban migration phenomenon is analyzed by using an agent-based computational model. Agents are placed on lattices which dimensions varying from d=2 up to d=7. The localization of the agents in the lattice define their social neighborhood (rural or urban) not being related to their spatial distribution. The effect of the dimension of lattice is studied by analyzing the variation of the main parameters that characterizes the migratory process. The dynamics displays strong effects even for around one million of sites, in higher dimensions (d=6, 7).

Espndola, Aquino L; Silveira, J J; Esp\\'{\\i}ndola, Aquino L.; Silveira, Jaylson J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Design specifications of the Human Robotic interface for the biomimetic underwater robot "yellow submarine project"  

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This paper describes the design of a web based multi agent design for a collision avoidance auto navigation biomimetic submarine for submarine hydroelectricity. The paper describes the nature of the map - topology interface for river bodies and the design of interactive agents for the control of the robotic submarine. The agents are migratory on the web and are designed in XML/html interface with both interactive capabilities and visibility on a map. The paper describes mathematically the user interface and the map definition languages used for the multi agent description

Bheemaiah, Anil

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Biparticle fluidized bed reactor  

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A fluidized bed reactor system which utilizes a fluid phase, a retained fluidized primary particulate phase, and a migratory second particulate phase is described. The primary particulate phase is a particle such as a gel bead containing an immobilized biocatalyst. The secondary particulate phase, continuously introduced and removed in either cocurrent or countercurrent mode, acts in a secondary role such as a sorbent to continuously remove a product or by-product constituent from the fluid phase. Introduction and removal of the sorbent phase is accomplished through the use of feed screw mechanisms and multivane slurry valves. 3 figures.

Scott, C.D.

1993-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

409

Biparticle fluidized bed reactor  

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A fluidized bed reactor system which utilizes a fluid phase, a retained fluidized primary particulate phase, and a migratory second particulate phase. The primary particulate phase is a particle such as a gel bead containing an immobilized biocatalyst. The secondary particulate phase, continuously introduced and removed in either cocurrent or countercurrent mode, acts in a secondary role such as a sorbent to continuously remove a product or by-product constituent from the fluid phase. Introduction and removal of the sorbent phase is accomplished through the use of feed screw mechanisms and multivane slurry valves.

Scott, Charles D. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Biparticle fluidized bed reactor  

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A fluidized bed reactor system which utilizes a fluid phase, a retained fluidized primary particulate phase, and a migratory second particulate phase. The primary particulate phase is a particle such as a gel bead containing an immobilized biocatalyst. The secondary and tertiary particulate phases, continuously introduced and removed simultaneously in the cocurrent and countercurrent mode, act in a role such as a sorbent to continuously remove a product or by-product constituent from the fluid phase. Means for introducing and removing the sorbent phases include feed screw mechanisms and multivane slurry valves.

Scott, Charles D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Marasco, Joseph A. (Kingston, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Biparticle fluidized bed reactor  

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A fluidized bed reactor system utilizes a fluid phase, a retained fluidized primary particulate phase, and a migratory second particulate phase. The primary particulate phase is a particle such as a gel bead containing an immobilized biocatalyst. The secondary particulate phase, continuously introduced and removed in either cocurrent or countercurrent mode, acts in a secondary role such as a sorbent to continuously remove a product or by-product constituent from the fluid phase. Introduction and removal of the sorbent phase is accomplished through the use of feed screw mechanisms and multivane slurry valves.

Scott, Charles D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Marasco, Joseph A. (Kingston, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Turkey vs. human digestion  

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Turkey vs. human digestion Turkey vs. human digestion Name: wallyb Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: How is the digestive system of turkeys different from that of humans? Replies: Hmmm.. been a while since I had sophomore biology, so I can't completely answer this one, but I can say a few things. One, since turkeys are birds, and birds as a general rule have not had teeth for several million years at least, the turkey needs a way to mash up its food -- thus, the crop, which is essentially like another stomach: the turkey (and many other birds, for that matter) swallows small stones which serve in lieu of teeth, mashing up food via muscular action in the crop, from whence the "chewed" food moves on into the rest of the digestive tract. As for any other differences, I'll have to leave that to someone else with more ornithological experience...

413

Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Region Parker-Gila 161-kV Transmission Line Maintenance, Cross Arm  

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Parker-Gila 161-kV Transmission Line Maintenance, Cross Arm Parker-Gila 161-kV Transmission Line Maintenance, Cross Arm Replacements at Structure 0/7 - Continuation Sheet Special Conditions Biological Resources 1. To avoid impacts to nesting birds, project activities will be scheduled between August 1 and February 15, as feasible. Crews shall not cause injury or death to nesting birds, active nests, eggs, or nestlings. If evidence of a nesting bird is found in the project area, crews shall immediately stop work in that area until Western's Environmental Group has been contacted. 2. A qualified biologist will be present during all project activities and serve as the project's Biological Monitor. The Biological Monitor will be authorized by Western to temporarily halt construction activity if needed to prevent harm to desert tortoise. The Biological Monitor's

414

Wildlife's Winter Diet  

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Wildlife's Winter Diet Wildlife's Winter Diet Nature Bulletin No. 659 December 9, 1961 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F, Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation WILDLIFE'S WINTER DIET Anyone who regularly feeds wild birds, and counts up the amount of food that they eat in the course of a winter, often wonders how they could get along without his help. In one day of freezing weather two or three dozen small birds commonly clean up a half pound of food -- suet, sunflower seed, cracked corn or small grain. This does not take into account raids by squirrels and rabbits. Winter in this region is a time of food crisis for all warm-blooded wildlife. Most of our summer song birds, especially the insect eaters, avoid cold by migrating to warm climates until spring. Likewise, most waterfowl and shorebirds go south during the months when our waters are locked in ice.

415

Arizona RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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tor the addition ot bird tor the addition ot bird diversion equipment along the existing Prescott-Pinnacle Peak 230-kV transmission line right-ot-way located in Yavapai County, Arizona . RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION A. Proposed Action: Western proposes installing Firefly type bird diversion equipment onto static wires (overhead ground wires) of the Prescott-Pinnacle Peak 230-kV transmission line between structures 144/3 and 145/2. The diverters will be spaced approximately 15 ft apart alternating between the two static lines. The diverters will be installed using a hot stick from a helicopter or by accessing the line using existing access roads and rubber-tired vehicles such as cherry pickers, pickup trucks, crew trucks. All work will be done within Westerns existing right-of-way. This

416

Seeing the Smallest Steps  

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A Bird Flu Protein Link to Virulence A Bird Flu Protein Link to Virulence Smart viruses infect without killing the host, at least in the short term. In such low-level infections, the virus gains time to persist, reproduce, infect other individuals, and spread through the population. Some viruses persist in certain host populations without killing them, but in other hosts they have a rapid and deadly effect. The H5N1 virus strains responsible for recent lethal outbreaks of bird flu apparently existed for quite some time in wild goose populations without doing much harm. But when the same strains infected chickens, the results were disastrous, leading to high chicken mortality and a health risk for humans living in proximity. In fact, the risk of epidemic was considered high enough to lead China to

417

Reflection Survey At Lightning Dock Area (Cunniff & Bowers, 2005) | Open  

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Reflection Survey At Lightning Dock Area (Cunniff & Reflection Survey At Lightning Dock Area (Cunniff & Bowers, 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Lightning Dock Area Exploration Technique Reflection Survey Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes After reviewing bids from six firms, LDG contracted with Bird Geophysical Services ("Bird") to conduct a test to determine if relatively small, spring-assisted, drop weights could be used to successfully acquire deep reflections. This test showed that the contractor could produce usable data to depths of more than 1,500 ms two-way travel time. (For a given velocity model, this two-way travel time is equivalent to several kilometers of depth penetration.) Subsequently, LDG used Bird's services to acquire new traverses totaling about 27.6 km (17.2 mi.) along roads leading through the

418

Response of wintering bald eagles to industrial construction in southeastern Washington  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Columbia River at the Hanford Site is a regionally important refugium for overwintering birds. Some of the river shoreline has been designated by the U.S. Department of Energy for environmental clean-up following past production of materials for nuclear weapons. We evaluated the effects of soil remediation on winter birds at six inactive nuclear reactor areas. Remediation activities consisted of daily removal of approximately 1,035 t of contaminated soil from previously herbicided and denuded areas located between 30 m and 400 m and in partial line-of-sight of the river shoreline. Remediation activities had no apparent effect on numbers of riverine or terrestrial birds using adjacent undisturbed shoreline and riparian habitat.

Becker, James M.

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Simplified clear sky model for direct and diffuse insolation on horizontal surfaces  

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A detailed comparison was made between five simple broadband models for clear sky global insolation. Compared models were those of Atwater and Ball, Davies and Hay, Watt, Hoyt, and Lacis and Hansen. A sixth simple model, called the Bird model, has been formulated by using parts of these five models and by comparison with the results from three rigorous radiative transfer codes. All of the simple models provide results that agree within < 10% with the three rigorous codes when the sun is in the zenith position. The Bird and Hoyt models agree within 3% with each other and with the results of the rigorous codes. However, the Bird model is easier to implement and has broader application than the Hoyt model.

Bird, R.E.; Hulstrom, R.L.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Quantum Coherence and Entanglement in the Avian Compass  

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The radical pair mechanism is one of two distinct mechanisms used to explain the navigation of birds in geomagnetic fields. However, little research has been done to explore the role of quantum entanglement in this mechanism. In this paper, we study the lifetime of radical pair entanglement corresponding to the magnitude and direction of magnetic fields to show that the entanglement lasts long enough in birds to be used for navigation. We also demonstrate that, due to a lack of orientational sensitivity of the entanglement in the geomagnetic field, the birds are not able to orient themselves by the mechanism based directly on radical-pair entanglement. To explore the entanglement mechanism further, we propose a model in which the hyperfine interactions are replaced by local magnetic fields of similar strength. The entanglement of the radical pair in this model lasts longer and displays an angular sensitivity in weak magnetic fields, both of these factors are not present in the previous models.

James A. Pauls; Yiteng Zhang; Gennady P. Berman; Sabre Kais

2012-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Session: What do we know about cumulative or population impacts  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of a panel discussion followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The panelists were Paul Kerlinger, Curry and Kerlinger, LLC, Al Manville, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bill Kendall, US Geological Service. The panel addressed the potential cumulative impacts of wind turbines on bird and bat populations over time. Panel members gave brief presentations that touched on what is currently known, what laws apply, and the usefulness of population modeling. Topics addressed included which sources of modeling should be included in cumulative impacts, comparison of impacts from different modes of energy generation, as well as what research is still needed regarding cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bird and bat populations.

Kerlinger, Paul; Manville, Al; Kendall, Bill

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

PowerPoint Presentation  

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Shore Environmental Concerns Shore Environmental Concerns Jim Gibson Devine Tarbell & Associates, Inc. October 27, 2005 2 Near Shore Impacts Near Shore * Region of sea between but not including the shoreline and the off shore * Combination of riparian, beach, and tidal zones * No official definition - cannot be distance based * Includes Estuaries * Complex and Productive Systems * Defined by vegetative zone 3 Near Shore Impacts Near Shore Substrate * Vegetation, Mineral Nutrients, Gravel, Sand, Silt, Mud, Rock, Water Producers * Wetland Flora, Algae, Phytoplankton Converters * Aquatic Invertebrates, Fish, Birds, Marine Mammals, Lowland Wildlife, Bacteria Off Shore Substrate * Sand, Mud, Detritus, Water Producers * Phytoplankton Converters * Aquatic Invertebrates, Fish, Birds, Marine Mammals 4 Near Shore Functions

423

SSRL HEADLINES June 2011  

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2 June, 2011 2 June, 2011 __________________________________________________________________________ Contents of this Issue: From the Director of SSRL: Looking Ahead Science Highlight - Estimating Cr(VI) in Coal-Derived Fly-Ash Science Highlight - Staying One Step Ahead of Antibiotic Resistance Science Highlight - SSRL's Microfocus Macromolecular Crystallography Beam Line 12-2 First SSRL Pump-Probe Experiments Under Way SSRL X-rays Reveal Patterns in the Plumage of the First Birds Upcoming SSRL Events: Detectors, XRMS, 2011 Users' Conference Call for Nominations for Spicer and Klein Awards New SSRL Artwork Inspired by Science Talk User Administration Update Stig Hagström, Spectroscopy Pioneer, Dies at 78 In the News: Birds, Bacteria, SESAME __________________________________________________________________________

424

Session: Pre-development project risk assessment  

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This second session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of two presentations followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The focus of the presentations was on the practices and methodologies used in the wind energy industry for assessing risk to birds and bats at candidate project sites. Presenters offered examples of pre-development siting evaluation requirements set by certain states. Presentation one was titled ''Practices and Methodologies and Initial Screening Tools'' by Richard Curry of Curry and Kerlinger, LLC. Presentation two was titled ''State of the Industry in the Pacific Northwest'' by Andy Linehan, CH2MHILL.

Curry, Richard; Linehan, Andy

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The sociality, ontogeny, and function of corvid post-conflict affiliation  

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females, 4 males) in large outdoor aviaries, in which birds were able to fly freely, at the University of Cambridge Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour in Madingley, U. K. Rooks and jackdaws were housed in the same aviary (17 x 9 x 3m) and jays... back, oriented such that both birds heads face the same direction. Accompanied by growling vocalizations. R, JD, J Affiliative: passive Proximity Individuals within one body length of each other, but more than 5 cm apart. R, JD, J Co...

Logan, Corina

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Efforts to Reduce the Impacts of Hydroelectric Power Production on Reservoir Fisheries in the United States.  

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Research into the environmental effects of hydroelectric power production in the United States has focused increasingly on resident and migratory fish populations. Hydropower dams and reservoirs can block fish movements in both upstream and downstream directions. These movements are essential for important stocks of anadromous and catadromous fish. In addition, some strictly freshwater fish may move long distances within a river during their life cycle.A dam can pose an impassable barrier for fish trying to move upstream unless mitigation measures in the form of ladders or lifts are provided. Fish moving downstream to the sea may become disoriented when they encounter static water within a reservoir. Both resident and migratory fish may be injured or killed by passing through the turbine or over the spillway. In the United States, a variety of organizations conduct applied research and development of measures to (1) enhance fish passage, (2) reduce the numbers of fish that are drawn into the turbine intakes, and (3) reduce the injury and mortality rates of fish that pass through the turbines. Examples of these efforts from a variety of river systems and hydroelectric power plants are described.

Cada, G. F.

1997-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

427

NEWTON, Ask a Scientist at Argonne National Labs  

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Flightless Birds Flightless Birds Name: Nick Status: student Grade: 6-8 Location: Outside U.S. Country: Canada Date: Winter 2011-2012 Question: Since the bird Emu is flightless, do their wings server another purpose? Also have they always been flightless? Replies: Nick: Emu wings are vestigial, meaning they probably serve no purpose now. The emu as a species is flightless, but most likely evolved from ancestors that had wings. This from http://tolweb.org/treehouses/?treehouse_id=4729 may help. "The Emu has lost almost all need for the function of its wings. Through evolutionary time, their wing skeleton has degraded to only a single functional digit. In accordance with a reduced skeleton, there have been significant reductions in the muscles of the wing, even when comparing the Emu to other non-flying birds. Still, many muscles show diversity in their shape, where they are attached to the bone ,and whether they are even present or not. Evolutionary theory predicts that relaxed selection on vestigial organs should allow more variation to persist in the population, and this corresponds to what is observed in Emu populations."

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4 Assessment 4.1 Introduction  

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, the Washington State Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Analysis database, Partners in Flight (PIF) information and pristine shrub steppe habitat. Washington State GAP data was also used extensively throughout the wildlife, Washington (IBIS 2003). Class Number Amphibians 21 Birds 222 Mammals 85 Reptiles 21 Total 349 #12;3 Many

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Owyhee Subbasin Plan Appendix 1 General Supplemental Information  

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of southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon, and north central Nevada (Figure 1.1). The Idaho portion. The Owyhee River originates in north central Nevada and flows in a northwest direction through the southwest, and birds migrating to Mexico and Central and South America are still contaminated with relatively high

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Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion" (The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, http://www.efw.bpa.gov/cgi-bin/FW/welcome.cgi).  

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Ocean. War Department Vol. IX. Birds. Washington, D.C. Barnhart, R.A. 1986. Species profiles: life and Snake rivers, 1991. National Marine Fisheries Science, Seattle, Washington. #12;291 Akeson, J. J., and H. A. Akeson. 1992. Bighorn sheep movements and summer lamb mortality in central Idaho. Proceedings

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Malamalama 1 Platinum Sponsors  

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: it is situated on the edges of the Eura- sian and Philippine tectonic plates at the meeting point of the Ryukyu is a joint project of the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan to identify the biodi- versity of the region and how, "Bird/Plant Interactions in Hawaii as Seen Through the Fossil Record.", in Lihue, Kauai

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Pet House Sparrow  

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Pet House Sparrow Pet House Sparrow Name: mary Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I found a Baby House Sparrow and raised it. This Sparrow is a female and is about 5 months old and very tame. We are keeping this bird as a pet. We are interested in possibly breeding this bird and was wondering if you can mix breed the House Sparrow with a Finch or type of Sparrow that you could purchase at a pet store? What is the life expectancy of the House Sparrow? Replies: In the wild most small birds only live a year or two; well cared for in captivity they might be able to make it twice that long, but don't count on it. There are some records of exceptional life lengths for some species of small birds, 8 or 10 years, but I haven't heard of any for house sparrows. I don't think you would be able to cross breed house sparrows with any of the others, but I couldn't say for sure. Hybridization normally occurs only between very closely related species; I don't know enough about genetics.

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Larks and Meadowlarks  

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Larks and Meadowlarks Larks and Meadowlarks Nature Bulletin No. 195-A June 5, 1964 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation LARKS AND MEADOWLARKS Our common names for many birds are confusing. Our robin is really a thrush Its young have speckled breasts like other thrushes, including the bluebird. The European robin belongs to a different family and is a much smaller bird with a brighter orange-red breast. The English sparrow is not a sparrow. Our native sparrows belong to the Finch family which includes the cardinal, grosbeak, towhee, crossbills, buntings and finches. These misleading common names probably originated from resemblances to birds our early colonists had known in Europe. The Meadowlark is not a lark at all, although it nests on the ground in lark-fashion, but is close kin to the bobolinks, orioles and blackbirds. The Horned lark is the only American member of the lark family, otherwise found in northern Europe, Africa, Asia and India. To that family belongs the poet's bird, the Skylark, of which Shakespeare wrote: "Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings." The second stanza of Shelley's Ode to a Skylark -- which begins: "Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! " -- is typical.

434

Introduction  

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...M. Baker New Age Industries, Inc. Charles E. Bates Southern Research Institute Bruce A. Becherer Teledyne Vasco Corporation Tom Bell University of Birmingham Eugene L. Bird Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. Bruce L. Bramfitt Bethlehem Steel Corporation Robert L. Brennan E.F. Houghton & Company...

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Nest Record Card Scheme 1 Welcome to the Nest Record Card Scheme, NERCS for short. The project aims to  

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of November. In arid areas, such as the Karoo, many small birds breed erratically at any time of the year than 2 m high, including much of the fynbos, Karoo and Kalahari biomes) DESERT (natural plant growth) fynbos,Karoo,Kalahari, riparian,largely alien trees, other (specify) gravel, sand, rock, grass, scrub

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Newsletter 32, June 2012 Animal Demography Unit  

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.5 or fewer in 2010 in both the Swartland and Overberg precincts. In the Eastern Cape Karoo region the species range (which coincides with many of the CAR Eastern Cape Karoo routes), and that it probably declined precincts in which more than half of the birds were in natural veld were the Eastern Karoo (NK routes

de Villiers, Marienne

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Annual cycles in southern African weavers: breeding seasonality and moult patterns  

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in response to late rains (Table 2) are from the Karoo, Northern Cape, Botswana and Namibia, i.e. semi bird atlassing trip to the western Karoo and eastern Bushmanland. Promerops 178: 4-5 Cole DT 1958 in response to rain. Ostrich 41: 219 Martin R, Martin J, Martin E and Neatherway M 1985. The Karoo National

de Villiers, Marienne

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Journal of Insect Behavior, Vol. 18, No. 6, November 2005 ( C 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s10905-005-8745-1  

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mounds, while burial ritual shifted from Colonial/Sedentary practices to inhumation. Similarly (or "mounds") most famously at Hohokam sites but also at Chaco Canyon (Anasazi/Pueblo). Both regions conical or pyramidal platforms/mounds, and quite remarkably, effigy mounds one of a headless bird

Tschinkel, Walter R.

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Keystone rodent interactions: prairie dogs and kangaroo rats structure the biotic composition of a desertified grassland  

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end up eliminating or harming many non-target species. This can only benefit RIFAs, which will quickly of the southern U.S. Costs for various control methods vary considerably. Per mound treatment costs range from- eral bird species, spiders, lizards, and toads. Their effectiveness at mound control undoubtedly var

Davidson, Ana

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Dear Rollins Community, Thank you for participating in the Rollins Environmental Health Community Arts Project, co-sponsored by Rollins School of  

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from coal mined from the Appalachian Mountains. Burning coal and other fossil fuels contributes to air referenced is coal, as seen by the coal plant in the larger mural and the canaries in the second mural, which references the use of the birds for detecting toxic gases within the mines. The two pieces are linked

Duong, Timothy Q.

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MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser  

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and the morphological (e.g. low wing loading, high wing aspect ratios), physiological (e.g. energy storage as stomach foraging trips) characteristics that allow breeding seabirds to provision concentrated energy to the nest to determine the origin, gender, and reproductive status of birds sighted at sea (Prince et al. 1999, Hyrenbach

Anderson, David J.

442

Avian inhalation exposure chamber  

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An exposure system is designed for delivering gaseous material ranging in particle size from 0.4 micrometers to 20.0 micrometers uniformly to the heads of experimental animals, primarily birds. The system includes a vertical outer cylinder and a central chimney with animal holding bottles connected to exposure ports on the vertical outer cylinder. 2 figs.

Briant, J.K.; Driver, C.J.

1992-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposal: Science and Theory Disposal: Science and Theory  

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Disposal: Science and Theory #12;Disposal: Science and Theory · Field recommendations based of activity ­ Corticosterone ­ EEG, ECG and motion studies · Large scale testing ­ Field scale units Science of Foam #12;Disposal: Science and Theory Cessation Time · Multiple bird species can be depopulated

Benson, Eric R.

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Coseismic and Postseismic Deformations Associated With the 1992 Landers, California, Earthquake Measured by Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry  

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iv "Not everything that I do with my roast chicken is necessarily scientific. Many aspects of my method are based on my feeling and experience. For instance, I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why?

Yehuda Bock; J. Bernard Minster; Hubert Staudigel; Evelyn J. Price; Dr. Albert; M. Price; Virginia L. Price; Julia Child

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Slum upgrading in India and Kenya: investigating the sustainability  

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and red-herring vendors in the front parlours, cobblers in the back; a bird-fancier in the first floor, three families on the second, starvation in the attics, Irishmen in the passage, a musician in the front kitchen, a charwoman and five hungry...

Cronin, Victoria Louise Molly

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2902-1095 Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, o  

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will cause birds to become hostile toward one another. Never use white light bulbs larger than 40 watts or older, use 15 or 25 watt bulbs above feeding and watering areas. #12;2 Don't light fowl more than 16 to the recommended temperature. 3. Excessive light: Extremely bright light or excessively long periods of light

Liskiewicz, Maciej

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SUPPORTING SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH GREEN POWER MARKETS Blair Swezey  

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kW* 1997 17.6¢/kWh Austin Energy GreenChoice 153 kW 1997 1.08¢/kWh Salt River Project EarthSUPPORTING SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH GREEN POWER MARKETS Blair Swezey Lori Bird Christy Herig National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 blair

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Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education  

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Welcome to the Northern Kentucky area and the 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.We are pleased to present the proceedings of SIGCSE 2007. It includes papers, panels, special sessions, posters, workshops, and birds-of-a-feather ...

Ingrid Russell; Susan Haller; J. D. Dougherty; Susan Rodger

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization strategies for muscle-like direct-drive linear permanent-magnet motors  

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We report a new approach to the design of direct-drive linear permanent-magnet motors for use in general-purpose robotic actuation, with particular attention to applications in bird-scale flapping-wing robots. We show a simple, quantitative analytical ... Keywords: Actuator design, electric motors, muscle

Bryan P Ruddy; Ian W Hunter

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Palm-Size Autonomous Helicopters  

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muFly EU project started in 2006 with the idea to build an autonomous micro helicopter, comparable in size and weight to a small bird. Several scientific and technological objectives were identified. This spanned from system-level integration, high efficiency ... Keywords: Graph based SLAM, Micro actuators, Micro helicopter, Multi-directional triangulation

Samir Bouabdallah; Christian Bermes; Slawomir Grzonka; Christiane Gimkiewicz; Alain Brenzikofer; Robert Hahn; Dario Schafroth; Giorgio Grisetti; Wolfram Burgard; Roland Siegwart

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative precipitation forecast experiment for Puerto Rico M.M. Cartera,*, J.B. Elsnerb  

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prefer more easterly sites on Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Scientists have now determined that the birds migrated to Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. The researchers suggest that the information, and future data. The craft, the High Energy Solar Spectro scopic Imager, was placed in Earth orbit last week aboard a Pegasus

Elsner, James B.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 Thermometer in Nanotube Page: 1 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/12/science/12OBSE.html?pagewanted=print  

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prefer more easterly sites on Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Scientists have now determined that the birds migrated to Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. The researchers suggest that the information, and future data. The craft, the High Energy Solar Spectro scopic Imager, was placed in Earth orbit last week aboard a Pegasus

Rubenstein, Dustin R.

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m104.dvi  

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etc. * * * 2020 20 TIKHOMIROV 03 SPEC 40.0 - C K 0 S K 0 S K 0 L X 1978 40 241 47 BIRD 89 LASS - 11 K - p K 0 - p K 2 (1980) WIDTH K 2 (1980) WIDTH...

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Report prepared under the direction of John C. Baker, acting director of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, and Brian Wilson, Communications Assistant.  

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certain broiler chickens may have less fat. They then can identify commercial chickens with the same genetics researcher, who has worked on mapping the chicken genome for the past 17 years, was part of the international team that analyzed the sequenced chicken genome in the British science journal Nature. The bird

Liu, Taosheng

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Effects of age and diet on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations in genetically lean or fat chickens  

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concentrations in genetically lean (LL) and fat (FL) male chickens. The fat birds always displayed lower glycemiaEffects of age and diet on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations in genetically lean or fat chickens B. LECLERCQ, D. HERMIER M. R. SALICHON Station de Recherches avico%s, I.N.R.A., Nouzilly, 37380

Recanati, Catherine

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6 References Allen, D. B, B. J. Flatter, and K. Fite. 1996. Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri)  

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in the Bruneau area, Owyhee County, Southwestern Idaho. Water Resoources Investigations, U. S. Geological Survey in Southern Owyhee County, Idaho. Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Idaho Bureau of Land Management Technical County, Idaho. Idaho Bu American Ornithologists' Union. 1957. Check-list of North American Birds. 5th

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Biological effects of underground nuclear testing on marine organisms. II. Observed effects of Amchitka Island, Alaska, tests on marine fauna  

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>From conference on the environmental effects of explosives and explosions; White Oak, Maryland, USA (30 May 1973). The biological effects of the Longshot, Milrow, and Cannikin underground nuclear tests at Amchitka lsland, Alaska, on marine mammals, fishes, and birds are summarized. The biological effects observed were related to the water-borne shock waves produced by the explosions. (CH)

Isakson, J.S.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biodiversity and Habitat Changes Modelling Experiences in Ukraine and Eastern Europe Countries  

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This is updated study on biodiversity and its conditions in Ukraine and seven surrounding countries. It includes four different methods: the indicative-index approach, the Mean Species Abundance MSA and two species based approaches, one using habitat ... Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, DIVA, Eastern Europe, GLOBIO, Generalized Linear Model GLM, Insects, Mammals, Mean Species Abundance MSA, Modelling, Plants, Ukraine

Vasyl Prydatko, Grygoriy Kolomytsev

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yukon Southern Lakes Nest Box Project Report, 2000  

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this report with permission of the photographers and the credited photographer retains copyright on all photos. Reference this report as: Eckert, C.D., Rousseau, A., and T. Davey. 2001. Yukon Southern Lakes Nest Box Project Report, 2000. Yukon Bird Club & Yukon Conservation Society. Whitehorse, Yukon. Yukon Southern Lakes Nest Box Project ii CONTENTS 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...................................................................................................................................... 1 2.

Cameron Eckert Amlie; Cameron D. Eckert; Tanis Davey; Tanis Davey; Yukon Fish; Wildlife Enhancement; Trust Fund; Amlie Rousseau; Amlie Rousseau; Cameron Eckert; Cameron Eckert; Jeanette Mccrie; Heidi Hehn

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NOTICE OF DECISION BY THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION To: California Resources Agency  

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Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS in southwestern Minnesota to determine the relative influence of wind turbines on overall densities of upland transects that were placed along wind turbine strings within three CRP fields and in three CRP fields

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United States Environmental Protection  

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,671 Use of Wetland Systems to Treat Nursery Runoff 10.RD 58-6618-7-216 58,449 Using Local Food Banks 31,212 Assessment of the Sublethal Response of Birds to Oil Exposure 15.RD G10AC00494 16,468 Cannon5430090058 2,484 Climate Change and Tidally Influenced Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeast

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Ethics, Place and Environment Vol. 9, No. 1, 2145, March 2006  

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been logging and milling by large industrial timber operations and oil and gas extraction. Because believe in animal rights, and duck hunters, who want birds to shoot, can agree on a policy of wetland of the place that now bears their name. After an extended stopover in Louisiana they eventually took up

Monticino, Michael

463

Available Alternative Fuel School Bus Products--2004  

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This 4-page Clean Cities fact sheet provides a list of the currently available (and soon to be available) model year 2004 alternative fuel school bus and school bus engine products. It includes information from Blue Bird Corporation, Collins Bus Corporation, Corbeil Bus, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Thomas Built Buses, Inc., Clean Air Partners, Cummins Westport, and Deere & Company.

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Avian inhalation exposure chamber  

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An exposure system for delivering gaseous material ranging in particle size from 0.4 micrometers to 20.0 micrometers uniformly to the heads of experimental animals, primarily birds. The system includes a vertical outer cylinder and a central chimney with animal holding bottles connected to exposure ports on the vertical outer cylinder.

Briant, James K. (P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352); Driver, Crystal J. (P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM A Global Species  

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standardized linear contrasts to show that this positive relationship persists when all bird species for which distribution maps published in standard ornithological handbooks (e.g., Cramp, 1977­1994; Marchant and Higgins standardized, may be entered into conventional statistical analyses. Standardization of contrasts is dependent

Reynolds, John D.

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Implementation of a Gabor Transform Data Quality Control Algorithm for UHF Wind Profiling Radars  

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In this study we apply a Gabor transform based algorithm to identify and eliminate intermittent signal contamination in UHF wind profiling radars, such as that produced by migrating birds. The algorithm is applied in the time-domain, and so can be ...

Laura Bianco; Daniel Gottas; James M. Wilczak

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Wind Farm Feasibility Study  

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Saint Francis University has assessed the Swallow Farm property located in Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania as a potential wind power development site. Saint Francis worked with McLean Energy Partners to have a 50-meter meteorological tower installed on the property in April 2004 and continues to conduct a meteorological assessment of the site. Results suggest a mean average wind speed at 80 meters of 17 mph with a net capacity factor of 31 - 33%. Approximate electricity generation capacity of the project is 10 megawatts. Also, the University used matching funds provided by the federal government to contract with ABR, Inc. to conduct radar studies of nocturnal migration of birds and bats during the migrations seasons in the Spring and Fall of 2005 with a mean nocturnal flight altitude of 402 meters with less than 5% of targets at altitudes of less than 125 meters. The mean nocturnal passage rate was 166 targets/km/h in the fall and 145 targets/km/h in the spring. Lastly, University faculty and students conducted a nesting bird study May - July 2006. Seventy-three (73) species of birds were observed with 65 determined to be breeding or potentially breeding species; this figure represents approximately 30% of the 214 breeding bird species in Pennsylvania. No officially protected avian species were determined to be nesting at Swallow Farm.

Richard Curry; Erik Foley; DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett

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Sam Slowinski 909 South Lincoln Street Indiana University Bloomington  

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· Analysis of avian preen oil samples using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry · Nest searching, bird banding, blood sample collection, preen oil collection, hormone injections in dark-eyed juncos · Data netting, nest searching, nest monitoring, blood sample collection, preen oil collection from gray catbirds

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Proceedings of ICRC 2001: 350 c Copernicus Gesellschaft 2001 Description of the High Resolution Fly's Eye Detector  

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quartz optical fibers to each of the detectors. Some fibers are used to directly illuminate the clusters al., Ap. J., 441, 1995, p 144. D. Bird et al., Ap. J., , , p . J.H.V. Girard et al., A fiber-optic and a ground array was not achieved until 1976 by a group at the Univer- sity of Utah operating optical

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NRRI NowSpring/Summer 2008 GrowingStrongIndustries~DevelopingNewIdeas~NurturingNaturalResources  

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,500 mattresses a month to Duluth Goodwill Industries (and growing!) 360 pounds per cubic yard ­ compaction rateNRRI NowSpring/Summer 2008 GrowingStrongIndustries~DevelopingNewIdeas~NurturingNaturalResources 2 The afterlife of mattresses Birds in the riparian zone Pellet industry heats up Watchdogs for change Biology

Netoff, Theoden

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Reserves Project Breeding information is important  

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: It is a bird of dry savannas. In the open Karoo and dry grassland biomes, it is associated with tree-lying regions, moving into parts of the Karoo directly adjacent to grassland areas, i.e. in the eastern Cape sometimes occur together. Habitat: It inhabits the semi-arid Karoo, the drier western grasslands in South

de Villiers, Marienne

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Reserves Project Breeding information is important  

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on their dusty Karoo home patch, they were keen for a change and to try track down some Fynbos species. Pat karoo plains north of the Baviaanskloof. It was one of the best birding days I've ever had with great ­ only Denham's Bustard escaped sightings of Kori and Ludwig's Bustards, and Karoo and Southern Black

de Villiers, Marienne

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The National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden (NILS) is a new, nationwide environmental monitoring programme focused on  

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aerial photo interpretation as well as field inventories. The programme commenced in full scale during in the form of a reference group. Cooperation Methods for aerial photo interpretation were de- veloped breeding bird survey, NILS provides the survey with biotope data. For further information, contact: Mailing

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U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey  

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. Synoptic surveys of roosting cranes were conducted at night by using an aerial thermal infrared videoU.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3029 April 2005 Assessing, 2001 and 2002 infrared surveys were 552,000, 488,000, and 486,000 birds, respectively. The highest

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THE CLOUDSAT MISSION AND THE A-TRAIN A New Dimension of Space-Based Observations of Clouds and Precipitation  

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of the recirculation zone within a given layer and the fluid residence time distribution (RTD) within this zone depend volume and its associated RTD are calculated using an analytic two-dimensional potential flow model (Bird in parallel. The RTD of the segregated flow reactor is determined from the fluid streamlines

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NOAAINMFS Developments Arctic Marine Research Contracts Awarded  

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on tunal porpoise, and the economic and biolog- August 1977 pacts of gas and oil exploration pre- dict the probable ecological impacts of oil and gas development on Alaska's outer continental mammals, and birds, and smaller organisms which oc- cupy the two Arctic coastal areas prior to oil and gas

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Nancy Rader, Executive Director California Wind Energy Association  

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Nancy Rader, Executive Director California Wind Energy Association Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities California Wind Energy Association Public Webinar Wind Energy Development 2008 CEC Research "Roadmap" on Impact Assessment Methods 2008 CEC PIER RFP 2009

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Avian Field guide and checklist for Kunsan Air Base, Korea.  

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This report summarizes the results of the avian surveys conducted at Kunsan Air Base (AB). This on-going survey is conducted to comply with requirements of the Environmental Governing Standards (EGS) for the Republic of Korea, the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) for Kunsan AB, and the 8th Fighter Wing's Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Plan. One hundred sixteen bird species representing 34 families were identified and recorded. Seven species are designated as Cultural Property Monuments, and their protection is accorded by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Six species appear on the Korean Association for Conservation of Nature's(KACN's) list of Reserved Wild Species and are protected by the Korean Ministry of Environment. Combined, only ten different species are Republic of Korea (ROK)-protected because the Eurasian Spoonbill, Peregrine Falcon, and Eurasian Oystercatcher are listed by both agencies. The primary objective of the avian survey at Kunsan AB was to determine what species of birds are present on the airfield and their respective habitat requirements during the critical seasons of the year. This requirement is specified in Annex C.4.a.(1-4) of the 8th Fighter Wing BASH Plan(8FWOPLAN 91-202). The second objective was to initiate surveys to determine what bird species are present on Kunsan AB throughout the year, and from the survey results determine if threatened, endangered, or other Korean-listed bird species are present on Kunsan AB. This overall census satisfies Criterion 13-3.e of the EGS for Korea. The final objective was to formulate management strategies within Kunsan AB's operational requirements to protect and enhance habitats of known threatened, endangered, and ROK-protected species in accordance with EGS Criterion 13-3.a and also that are favorable for the reproduction of indigenous species in accordance with the EGS Criterion 13-3.h.

Levenson, J. B.; Environmental Assessment

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Wildlife Inventory, Craig Mountain, Idaho.  

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Wildlife distribution/abundance were studied at this location during 1993 and 1994 to establish the baseline as part of the wildlife mitigation agreement for construction of Dworshak reservoir. Inventory efforts were designed to (1) document distribution/abundance of 4 target species: pileated woodpecker, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee, and river otter, (2) determine distribution/abundance of rare animals, and (3) determine presence and relative abundance of all other species except deer and elk. 201 wildlife species were observed during the survey period; most were residents or used the area seasonally for breeding or wintering. New distribution or breeding records were established for at least 6 species. Pileated woodpeckers were found at 35% of 134 survey points in upland forests; estimated densities were 0-0.08 birds/ha, averaging 0.02 birds/ha. Yellow warblers were found in riparian areas and shrubby draws below 3500 ft elev., and were most abundant in white alder plant communities (ave. est. densities 0.2-2. 1 birds/ha). Black-capped chickadees were found in riparian and mixed tall shrub vegetation at all elevations (ave. est. densities 0-0.7 birds/ha). River otters and suitable otter denning and foraging habitat were observed along the Snake and Salmon rivers. 15 special status animals (threatened, endangered, sensitive, state species of special concern) were observed at Craig Mt: 3 amphibians, 1 reptile, 8 birds, 3 mammals. Another 5 special status species potentially occur (not documented). Ecosystem-based wildlife management issues are identified. A monitoring plant is presented for assessing effects of mitigation activities.

Cassirer, E. Frances

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Avian response to microclimate in canopy gaps in a bottomland hardwood forest.  

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Abstract - Microclimate may infl uence use of early successional habitat by birds. We assessed the relationships between avian habitat use and microclimate (temperature, light intensity, and relative humidity) in experimentally created canopy gaps in a bottomland hardwood forest on the Savannah River Site, SC. Gaps were 2- to 3-year-old group-selection timber harvest openings of three sizes (0.13, 0.26, 0.50 ha). Our study was conducted from spring through fall, encompassing four bird-use periods (spring migration, breeding, post-breeding, and fall migration), in 2002 and 2003. We used mist netting and simultaneously recorded microclimate variables to determine the influence of microclimate on bird habitat use. Microclimate was strongly affected by net location within canopy gaps in both years. Temperature generally was higher on the west side of gaps, light intensity was greater in gap centers, and relative humidity was higher on the east side of gaps. However, we found few relationships between bird captures and the microclimate variables. Bird captures were inversely correlated with temperature during the breeding and postbreeding periods in 2002 and positively correlated with temperature during spring 2003. Captures were high where humidity was high during post-breeding 2002, and captures were low where humidity was high during spring 2003. We conclude that variations in the local microclimate had minor infl uence on avian habitat use within gaps. Instead, habitat selection in relatively mild regions like the southeastern US is based primarily on vegetation structure, while other factors, including microclimate, are less important.

Champlin, Tracey B.; Kilgo, John C.; Gumpertz, Marcia L.; Moorman, Christopher E.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stable isotope assessment of temporal and geographic differences in feeding ecology of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus)  

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The feeding ecology of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) and their primary prey was examined by analyzing their skin tissues for stable-carbon and nitrogen isotope content. The Pribilof Island northern fur seal population was designated as depleted in 1988 because their numbers were, and continue to be, below their optimum sustainable population. The primary cause for this decline is thought to be a decrease in their prey base in the eastern Bering Sea. Determination of fur seal feeding ecology is important so that disturbances in prey availability can be further studied. This study was able to augment current northern fur seal dietary knowledge using stable-carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis. Parturient and lactating female and juvenile male skin tissue and prey items were analyzed. Female and male tissues were collected in July, August and November, and July and August, 1997, respectively, from both St. Paul and St. George Islands. July/August samples represented spring migratory diet, while November samples illustrated breeding season diet. Females were found to be more enriched isotopically in ?N and C over juvenile males during their migration. November females on St. Paul island were enriched in ?N over July/August females, while St. George females were not significantly enriched. July/August females on St. George Island were more enriched in C over November females, while St. Paul females were not significantly enriched. There were no differences in ?N or C enrichment for migratory animals of the some sex traveling to either island, and there was no difference in ?N between islands for November females. There was a significant difference in C values between islands for November females with St. Paul being more enriched. Prey analysis showed step-wise enrichments for two species and prey stable isotope values were compared to fur seal values for an estimation of dietary content. Females appear to be feeding at a higher trophic level and feeding more coastally than males during migration. Migratory females appear to be feeding more coastally than breeding season females.

Kurle, Carolyn Mary

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of avian species diversity and densities on non-mined and reclaimed surface-mined land in east-central Texas  

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Surface mining often changes the native landscape and vegetation of an area. Reclamation is used to counter this change, with the goal of restoring the land to its original pre-mined state. The process of reclamation creates early successional-stage lands, such as grasslands, shrublands, and wetlands, attracting new plant and animal species to the area. I compared avian species density (number of individuals/ha), diversity (H'), and richness (number of species/ha) on reclaimed and non-mined lands at TXU's Big Brown Mine in Fairfield, Texas. I also compared my results to those of a previous study conducted 25 years earlier. Avian counts were conducted using a fixedradius point-count method on 240 points placed in four different vegetation types and in four land-age groups (time since being reclaimed). Vegetation was measured both locally, and at a landscape level. Overall bird species density did not exhibit a clear relationship on non-mined versus reclaimed land. Overall bird species diversity was greater on non-mined lands, whereas overall species richness was greater on reclaimed lands. My results demonstrated a lower mean/point bird density and higher mean/point bird diversity than were found 25 years earlier. Different nesting guilds occurred on the reclaimed lands than occurred on the non-mined lands. Results suggested different species were attracted to the several successional stages of reclaimed lands over the nonmined lands, which consisted of climax vegetation. The different successional stages of reclaimed lands increased overall diversity and richness of the landscape as a whole. Five bird species of conservation concern were observed in the study, all of which occurred on reclaimed land. Four of the five species primarily occurred on reclaimed lands. Future land management should include conserving different successional-stage lands to increase overall biotic diversity and richness of mined land, preserving reclaimed habitat for species of concern, and educating future private landowners on the importance of maintaining vegetative and bird species diversity.

Wenzel, Dawn Nicole

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emission factors for ammonia and particulate matter from broiler Houses  

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Total suspended particulate (TSP) concentrations, ammonia (NH?) concentrations, and ventilation rates were measured in four commercial, tunnel ventilated broiler houses in June through December of 2000 in Brazos County, Texas. Particle size distributions were developed from TSP samplers collected and used to determine the mass fraction of PM?? in the TSP samples collected. Concentrations of TSP and ammonia measured were multiplied by the ventilation rates measured to obtain emission factors for PM?? and ammonia from tunnel ventilated commercial broiler houses. TSP and NH? concentrations ranged from 7,387 to 11,387 []g/m and 2.02 to 45 ppm, respectively. Ammonia concentration exhibited a correlation with the age of the birds. Mass median diameters (MMD) found using particle size analysis with a Coulter Counter Multisizer were between 24.0 and 26.7 mm aerodynamic equivalent diameter. MMD increased with bird age. The mass fraction of PM?? in the TSP samples was between 2.72% and 8.40% with a mean of 5.94%. Ventilation rates were measured between 0.58 and 89 m/s. Ammonia emission rates varied from 38 to 2105 g/hr. TSP emission rates and PM?? emission rates ranged from 7.0 to 1673 g/hr 0.58 to 99 g/hr respectively. Emission rates for ammonia and particulate matter increased with the age of the birds. Error and sensitivity analysis was conducted using Monte Carlo simulation for the calculation of emission rates. Error for ammonia emission rates was 99 g/hr during tunnel ventilation and 6 g/hr during sidewall ventilation. Error for TSP emission rates was 79 g/hr and 11 g/hr for tunnel and sidewall ventilation respectively. Sensitivity analysis showed that ventilation rate measurements and measurement of ammonia concentration had the most effect on the emission rates. Emission factors of NH? and PM?? estimated for these buildings were 1.32 0.472 g/bird and 22.8 9.28 g/bird, respectively. These emission factors take into account the variation of PM?? and NH? concentrations and ventilation rates with the age of the birds.

Redwine, Jarah Suzanne

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-006574: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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74: Categorical Exclusion Determination 74: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-006574: Categorical Exclusion Determination Purchase of the Diamond B Conservation Easement CX(s) Applied: B1.25 Date: 08/16/2011 Location(s): Flathead County, Montana Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to acquire a conservation easement of 192-acres along the mainstream Flathead River. The Diamond B property conservation easement will help protect one mile of important migratory habitat for bull trout, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as well as resident west slope cutthroat trout, which are considered a species of concern by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. BPA will be granted a perpetual conservation easement over the 192-acres. Funding this conservation easement will provide BPA with credits

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PMC-F F2a  

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F F2a F F2a 0.0102:o U.S. DER-UITAIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT:Pacific Energy Ventures, LLC STATE: CO PROJECT TITLE : Active Acoustic Deterrence of Migratory Whales Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE-FOA-0000069 EE0002660 GFO-10-036 0 Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1 A), I have made the following determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Descript ion: B3.3 Field and laboratory research, inventory, and information collection activities that are directly related to the conservation of fish or wildlife resources and that involve only negligible habitat destruction or population reduction

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Large scale meteorological influence during the Geysers 1979 field experiment  

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A series of meteorological field measurements conducted during July 1979 near Cobb Mountain in Northern California reveals evidence of several scales of atmospheric circulation consistent with the climatic pattern of the area. The scales of influence are reflected in the structure of wind and temperature in vertically stratified layers at a given observation site. Large scale synoptic gradient flow dominates the wind field above about twice the height of the topographic ridge. Below that there is a mixture of effects with evidence of a diurnal sea breeze influence and a sublayer of katabatic winds. The July observations demonstrate that weak migratory circulations in the large scale synoptic meteorological pattern have a significant influence on the day-to-day gradient winds and must be accounted for in planning meteorological programs including tracer experiments.

Barr, S.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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801 - 11810 of 31,917 results. 801 - 11810 of 31,917 results. Download CX-000198: Categorical Exclusion Determination Active Acoustic Deterrence of Migratory Whales CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3 Date: 11/23/2009 Location(s): Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-000198-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-001632: Categorical Exclusion Determination CRED - Phillips County 30 Megawatt Wind Project CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 04/07/2010 Location(s): Phillips County, Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-001632-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-006060: Categorical Exclusion Determination City of Trenton Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

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United States Geological Survey, LSC | Open Energy Information  

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LSC LSC Jump to: navigation, search Hydro | Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Name United States Geological Survey, LSC Address Leetown Science Center, Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, 1 Migratory Way Place Turners Falls, Massachusetts Zip 01376 Sector Hydro Phone number (413) 863-9475 Website http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/CAFLin Coordinates 42.5998509°, -72.5679159° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.5998509,"lon":-72.5679159,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Colorado | Department of Energy  

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December 7, 2009 December 7, 2009 CX-000461: Categorical Exclusion Determination Training Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Simulation and Risk Assessment for Carbon Sequestration CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 12/07/2009 Location(s): Golden, Colorado Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 23, 2009 CX-000198: Categorical Exclusion Determination Active Acoustic Deterrence of Migratory Whales CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3 Date: 11/23/2009 Location(s): Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office November 9, 2009 CX-000283: Categorical Exclusion Determination Cotter Corp Exploratory Drill Hole on Tract C-SR-13A CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B1.3 Date: 11/09/2009 Location(s): San Miguel County, Colorado Office(s): Legacy Management

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Marine Recreational Information Program | Data.gov  

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Recreational Information Program Recreational Information Program Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov » Communities » Ocean » Data Marine Recreational Information Program Dataset Summary Description The Marine Recreational Information Program, or MRIP, is the new way NOAA Fisheries is counting and reporting marine recreational catch and effort. It is a customer-driven initiative that will not only produce better estimates, but will do so through a process grounded in the principles of transparency, accountability and engagement. MRIP replaces the Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey, or MRFSS, which has been in place since the 1970s. Tags {fish,fisheries," catch",angler,surveys,marinas,boats,pelagics,tunas,billfish,sharks,tournament," HMS",landings,tagging,logbooks,"US South Atlantic","Gulf of Mexico",Florida,"Puerto Rico",migratory,registry}

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The Dense Stellar Systems Around Galactic Massive Black Holes  

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The central regions of galaxies show the presence of massive black holes and/or dense stellar systems. The question about their modes of formation is still under debate. A likely explanation of the formation of the central dense stellar systems in both spiral and elliptical galaxies is based on the orbital decay of massive globular clusters in the central region of galaxies due to kinetic energy dissipation by dynamical friction. Their merging leads to the formation of a nuclear star cluster, like that of the Milky Way, where a massive black hole (Sgr A*) is also present. Actually, high precision N-body simulations (Antonini, Capuzzo-Dolcetta et al. 2012, ApJ, 750, 111) show a good fit to the observational characteristics of the Milky Way nuclear cluster, giving further reliability to the cited `migratory' model for the formation of compact systems in the inner galaxy regions.

Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R; Spera, M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatases in the form of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan. FEBS Lett  

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Abstract. Pleiotrophin/heparin-binding growth-associated molecule (HB-GAM) is a specific ligand of protein tyrosine phosphatase ? (PTP?)/receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatase ? (RPTP?) expressed in the brain as a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan. Pleiotrophin and PTP ? isoforms are localized along the radial glial fibers, a scaffold for neuronal migration, suggesting that these molecules are involved in migratory processes of neurons during brain development. In this study, we examined the roles of pleiotrophin-PTP ? interaction in the neuronal migration using cell migration assay systems with glass fibers and Boyden chambers. Pleiotrophin and poly-L-lysine coated on the substratums stimulated cell migration of cortical neurons, while laminin, fibronectin, and tenascin exerted almost no effect.

Nobuaki Maeda; Masaharu Noda

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Plutinos and Twotinos of the Kuiper Belt  

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We illuminate dynamical properties of Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) in the 3:2 (``Plutino'') and 2:1 (``Twotino'') Neptunian resonances within the model of resonant capture and migration. We analyze a series of numerical integrations, each involving the 4 migratory giant planets and 400 test particles distributed throughout trans-Neptunian space, to measure efficiencies of capture as functions of migration speed. Snapshots of the spatial distribution of resonant KBOs reveal that Twotinos cluster +/- 75 degrees away from Neptune's longitude, while Plutinos cluster +/- 90 degrees away. Longitudinal clustering persists even for surveys that are not volume-limited in their ability to detect resonant KBOs. Remarkably, between -90 degrees and -60 degrees of Neptune's longitude, we find the sky density of Twotinos to nearly equal that of Plutinos, despite the greater average distance of Twotinos. We couple our findings to observations to crudely estimate that the intrinsic Twotino population is within a factor of 3 of ...

Chiang, E I

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rural migration in Nevada: Lincoln County. Phase 1, 1992--1993  

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The principal objective of this project was to develop insight into the scope of migration of working age Nevadans out of their county of birth; including the collection of data on their skill levels, desire to out or in-migrate, interactions between families of migratory persons, and the impact that the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca mountain might have on their individual, and collective, decisions to migrate and return. The initial phase of this project reported here was conducted in 1992 and 1993 in Lincoln County, Nevada, one of the counties designated as ``affected`` by the proposed repository program. The findings suggest that a serious out-migration problem exists in Lincoln County, and that the Yucca mountain project will likely affect decisions relating to migration patterns in the future.

Soden, D.L.; Carns, D.E.; Mosser, D.; Conary, J.S.; Ansell, J.P.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigations into the Early Life History of Naturally Produced Spring Chinook Salmon and Summer Steelhead in the Grande Ronde River Subbasin, Annual Report 2008 : Project Period 1 February 2008 to 31 January 2009.  

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This study was designed to document and describe the status and life history strategies of spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead in the Grande Ronde River Subbasin. We determined migration timing, abundance, and life-stage survival rates for juvenile spring Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha and summer steelhead O. mykiss in four streams during migratory year 2008 from 1 July 2007 through 30 June 2008. As observed in previous years of this study, spring Chinook salmon and steelhead exhibited fall and spring movements out of natal rearing areas, but did not begin their smolt migration through the Snake and lower Columbia River hydrosystem until spring. In this report we provide estimates of migrant abundance and migration timing for each study stream, and their survival and timing to Lower Granite Dam. We also document aquatic habitat conditions using water temperature and stream flow in four study streams in the subbasin.

Yanke, Jeffrey A.; Alfonse, Brian M.; Bratcher, Kyle W. [Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Flow-Survival Relationship Obtained by Sims and Ossiander (1981) for Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Smolts, Final Report.  

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There has been much debate recently among fisheries professionals over the data and functional relationships used by Sims and Ossiander to describe the effects of flow in the Snake River on the survival and travel time of chinook salmon and steelhead smolts. The relationships were based on mark and recovery experiments conducted at various Snake and Columbia River sites between 1964 and 1979 to evaluate the effects of dams and flow regulation on the migratory characteristic`s chinook sa mon and steelhead trout smolts. The reliability of this information is crucial because it forms the logical basis for many of the flow management options being considered today to protect,upriver populations of chinook salmon and steelhead trout. In this paper I evaluate the primary data, assumptions, and calculations that underlie the flow-survival relationship derived by Sims and Ossiander (1981) for chinook salmon smolts.

Steward, C.R. (Cleveland R.)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wanderlust: rootlessness and restlessness in American culture, 1950-1970  

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Historian Ray Billington, in arguing that the "migratory compulsion" in Americans is partly the result of the influence of the frontier on American history, claims: "If students of the American character can agree upon any one thing, it is that the compulsion to move about has created a nation of restless wanderers unlike any other in the world." In this paper I explore manifestations of that "migratory compulsion," a rootlessness and restlessness that I call "wanderlust," in American movies, television, music, literature, and politics during the 1950s and 1960s. Wanderlust and the hero-wanderer were recurring cultural ideas during those years. The hero-wanderer appeared in three similar but distinct guises during the period: as the aimless wanderer (Dean in Jack Kerouac's On the Road), as the explorer-wanderer (for example, the astronaut sent to the moon), and as the observer-wanderer (John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley: In Search of America). All three display the desire for mobility and the disdain for rootedness that define wanderlust. The more significant issue underlying their mobility and wanderlust is always the relationship between the individual and community. Manifestations of wanderlust reveal the way Americans from 1950-1970 valued the individual and the community. Expressions of wanderlust did not change in any significant ways from the fifties to the sixties, and thus provide a constant theme for two decades that are usually viewed by historians as widely different. Ultimately, Americans during both decades displayed an ambivalent attitude toward wanderlust. The wandering, non-conformist hero is glorified during both decades, but never without reservations. While Americans tend to lionize strong non-conformist individuals in literature, film, music, and politics, they also recognize the limitations of such individualism.

Lepine, Amy

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity  

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A Preliminary Examination A Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity Blair Swezey, Jørn Aabakken, and Lori Bird Technical Report NREL/TP-670-42266 October 2007 NREL is operated by Midwest Research Institute ● Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 A Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity Blair Swezey, Jørn Aabakken, and Lori Bird Prepared under Task No. WF6N.1015 Technical Report NREL/TP-670-42266 October 2007 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle

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Climate Instability and Public Health  

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Climate Instability and Public Health Climate Instability and Public Health Speaker(s): Paul Epstein Date: August 7, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Evan Mills Climate restricts the range of infectious diseases, while weather affects the timing and intensity of outbreaks. The ranges of several key diseases or their vectors are changing, along with shifts in plant communities and the retreat of alpine glaciers. In addition, extreme weather events associated with warming create conditions conducive to "clusters" of disease outbreaks. The rapid spread of West Nile virus in the Americas is related, paradoxically, to drought and its impact on wildlife (230 species of animals, 138 species of birds) could alter the ratios of predator birds to their prey (including rodents) and thus have implications for human

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Middle East and African Partnerships and Projects | Department of Energy  

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Middle East and African Partnerships and Projects Middle East and African Partnerships and Projects Middle East and African Partnerships and Projects EERE engages bilaterally with individual countries in the Middle East and Africa. Bilateral Partnerships Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation EERE collaborates with the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure to conduct jointly-funded research, development, and demonstration projects that aim to successfully commercialize cutting-edge clean energy technologies. The two governments work through the Binational BIRD Foundation, a quasi-governmental entity that was established in the 1970s to stimulate, promote, and support industrial R&D to mutually benefit the United States and Israel. Using funds provided by EERE and Israeli Ministry