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  1. Migratory Birds

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    during the breeding season Exposure of birds to contaminants, particularly in ponded or wetland environments Under the auspices of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, LANL...

  2. Wind energy and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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    Schmidt, P.R. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is charged to balance its support for clean, renewable energy such as windpower with its trust responsibilities under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). There are four international treaties implemented by the MBTA protecting 850 species of migratory birds. The Service is focused on managing healthy populations but must protect individuals by law. An activity cannot legally {open_quotes}take{close_quotes} one migratory bird except as provided by a hunting season or a permit. The Service does not have the authority to issue a permit to {open_quotes}take{close_quotes} a bird incidental to an otherwise legal activity. Scientific permits or special purpose permits may be appropriate. Development of incidental take regulations are being considered. More research is needed, but this should prevent some management actions. The Service will continue to work with the industry to develop broad guidelines to minimize avian mortality.

  3. Migratory Birds

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  4. BLM-USFWS Migratory Bird MOU | Open Energy Information

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  5. Investigations of migratory birds during operation of Horns rev offshore wind

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    Investigations of migratory birds during operation of Horns rev offshore wind farm: Preliminary analyses of bird studies conducted during spring 2004 in relation to the offshore wind farm at Horns Rev of the Horns Rev offshore wind farm - preliminary note on the issue of potential habitat loss. Christensen, T

  6. HENOTYPIC FLEXIBILITY IN THE digestive system of migratory birds is critically important in allowing birds to successfully overcome the phys-

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    Mladenoff, David

    67 6 P HENOTYPIC FLEXIBILITY IN THE digestive system of migratory birds is critically important food energy and nutrients and thereby slows the pace of migration. Lack of certain digestive enzymes can directly limit diet choice and utilization of foods that require such enzymes for digestion

  7. Adaptive Management of Migratory Birds Under Sea Level Rise Samuel Nicol

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Adaptive Management of Migratory Birds Under Sea Level Rise Samuel Nicol CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences the East Asian-Australasian flyway given uncertainty about the rate of sea level rise. The non-Australasian (EAA) fly- way given uncertainty about the rate of sea level rise and its effect on shorebird

  8. Climate change and fitness components of a migratory bird breeding in the Mediterranean region

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    Potti, Jaime

    Climate change and fitness components of a migratory bird breeding in the Mediterranean region J U of their range. Keywords: climate change, daily energy expenditure, Ficedula hypoleuca, Mediterranean region components of pied flycatchers are suffering from climate change in two of the southernmost European breeding

  9. File:DOE-USFWS Migratory Bird MOU.pdf | Open Energy Information

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

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    GAL.BLAYDES-FIRESTONE.DOC 11/19/2008 2:01 PM [1167] WIND POWER, WILDLIFE, AND THE MIGRATORY BIRD by discussing the rapid domestic growth of wind power and the implications for turbine-related avian and bat impacts, and then examine other anthropogenic sources of avian mortality. Next, we provide a broad

  11. Perennial Agroenergy Feedstocks as En Route Habitat for Spring Migratory Birds

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    Landis, Doug

    to evaluate the ability of two candidate second-generation agroenergy feed- stocks (switchgrass, Panicum- generation agroenergy feedstocks may provide suitable hab- itat. We take a multi-scaled spatial approach. Keywords Biofuels . Agriculture . Grassland birds . Habitat selection . Agroecology . Switchgrass

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

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

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Quantifying the current and future impacts of the MBTA Corporate Pass Program

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    Kamfonik, Dianne E

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many city and regional transportation authorities, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in Boston, offer a monthly pass to local employers which they can distribute to their employees. There are ...

  14. EM Sites Honored for Bird Protection Practices

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal council recently recognized two EM sites for efforts to protect migratory birds.

  15. Migratory Birds | Open Energy Information

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  16. Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds

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  17. SUBCHAPTER II„MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY

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  18. Migratory Bird Program Website | Open Energy Information

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  19. Migratory Bird Treaty Act | Open Energy Information

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  20. Migratory Bird Conservation | Department of Energy

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  1. Assessing Migratory Double Breeding Through Complementary Specimen Densities and Breeding Records

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    Rohwer, Sievert; Rohwer, Vanya G.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Navarro-Sigü enza, Adolfo G.; English, Philina

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We re-evaluate the plausibility that five species of birds that breed in late summer in northwestern Mexico are migratory double breeders that first bred earlier in the same season to the north. We use data aggregated from ...

  2. Digestive Response to Restricted Feeding in Migratory Yellow-Rumped Warblers

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    Mladenoff, David

    314 Digestive Response to Restricted Feeding in Migratory Yellow-Rumped Warblers Kelly A. Lee1 to the idea that digestive physiology limits refueling rates in migrating birds. We tested the digestive restricted birds were able to feed and digest at a high rate immediately following return to ad lib. feeding

  3. EO 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds

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  4. A Conservation Blueprint for Neotropical Migratory Birds in Western Colorado

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    drilled, with predicted significant expansions of future oil and gas development in the near future. The overall best conservation portfolio derived in SPOT was divided into four conservation strategies based" areas, and are unlikely to receive much active attention from practical conservation efforts. #12

  5. DOE-USFWS Migratory Bird MOU | Open Energy Information

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  6. Bird guard

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    Fairchild, Dana M. (Armour, SD)

    2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Bird Habitats

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  8. Breeding bird populations and habitat associations within the Savannah River Site (SRS).

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    Gauthreaux, Sidney, A.; Steven J. Wagner.

    2005-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Gauthreaux, Sidney, A., and Steven J. Wagner. 2005. Breeding bird populations and habitat associations within the Savannah River Site (SRS). Final Report. USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, Aiken, SC. 48 pp. Abstract: During the 1970's and 1980's a dramatic decline occurred in the populations of Neotropical migratory birds, species that breed in North America and winter south of the border in Central and South America and in the Caribbean. In 1991 an international initiative was mounted by U. S. governmental land management agencies, nongovernmental conservation agencies, and the academic and lay ornithological communities to understand the decline of Neotropical migratory birds in the Americas. In cooperation with the USDA Forest Service - Savannah River (FS - SR) we began 1992 a project directed to monitoring population densities of breeding birds using the Breeding Bird Census (BBC) methodology in selected habitats within the Savannah River Site SRS. In addition we related point count data on the occurrence of breeding Neotropical migrants and other bird species to the habitat data gathered by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the USDA Forest Service and data on habitat treatments within forest stands.

  9. atlantic highly migratory: Topics by E-print Network

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    Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary: INTRODUCTION Oceanic pelagic fish are highly migratory spe- cies that include swordfish, bluefin tuna, yellow- fin tuna,...

  10. The impact of wind turbines on birds in upstate New York

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    Cooper, B.A. [ABR, Inc., Forest Grove, OR (United States); Johnson, C.B. [ABR, Inc., Fairbanks, AK (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    During spring and fall 1995, ABR, Inc., an environmental research firm, used radar and visual techniques to study bird migration near proposed and existing wind-turbine sites in upstate New York for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. The primary goal of the study was to evaluate the possible impacts of wind turbines and meteorological towers on local and migratory birds during the spring and fall migration periods. Here we primarily report on data collected from the existing wind-turbine site at Copenhagen. In addition to visual observations of diurnal movements of birds, two radars were used for observations of migrating birds at night. The surveillance radar provided information on nocturnal migration rates, flight directions, and flight behavior. The vertical radar provided information on flight altitudes.

  11. Evolution of birds uncovered

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    Cai, Long

    Evolution of birds uncovered 1998 Improved treatments for Parkinson's disease 2005 Smallpox-patented sewing machine 1851 Inaugural issue of Scientific American published 1845 1950 Solar power: ways to use

  12. HumanWildlife Conflicts 3(2):251256, Fall 2009 Burrowing owl and other migratory bird

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    for a runway construction project at Edwards AFB aMBeR l. hoehn, JT3/CH2M HILL Natural Resource Department, Edwards AFB, 5 E. Popson Avenue, Edwards AFB, CA 93524, USA amber.hoehn.ctr@us.af.mil MaRk hagan, 95 Air

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

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  14. File:BLM-USFWS Migratory Bird MOU.pdf | Open Energy Information

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  15. Department of Energy (DOE) Photos for the 2013 Migratory Bird Annual Report

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  16. Title 16 USC 703 Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 | Open Energy

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  17. The Exotic & Wild Bird Aviary Schubot Exotic Bird

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    The Exotic & Wild Bird Aviary Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at the College of Veterinary into all aspects of disease in wild and captive birds. We are especially interested in the large parrot are leaders in the fields of wild parrot research and conservation, through studies of salt licks, macaw

  18. Bird orientation: compensation for wind

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    Thorup, Kasper

    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

  19. PACIFIC HIGHLY MIGR ATORY PEL AGIC FISHERIES pacific highly migratory

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    the Pacific Ocean, from the tropics to temperate latitudes. Many of these fishes routinely travel great highly migratory species throughout the Pacific Ocean. Some of the fleets are capable of operating across the Pacific as well as in other oceans during a single fishing season. These fleets use larger purse

  20. Competitive Non-migratory Scheduling for Flow Time and Energy

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    Wong, Prudence W.H.

    @liv.ac.uk ABSTRACT Energy usage has been an important concern in recent re- search on online scheduling technology to reduce energy usage is dynamic speed scaling (see, e.g., [9, 15, 24, 28]) where the processorCompetitive Non-migratory Scheduling for Flow Time and Energy Tak-Wah Lam Department of Computer

  1. Climate change, migratory connectivity and changes in laying date and clutch size of the pied flycatcher

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    Laaksonen, Toni

    Climate change, migratory connectivity and changes in laying date and clutch size of the pied., Ahola, M., Eeva, T., Va¨isa¨nen, R. A. and Lehikoinen, E. 2006. Climate change, migratory connectivity Ficedula hypoleuca Pallas, and analysed whether potential changes were explained by changes in climatic

  2. Early Migratory Behavior of Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) Pups from Bering Island, Russia 

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    Lee, Olivia Astillero

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    examined the early migratory behavior and habitat associations of pups from Bering Island (BI), Russia. I instrumented 35 pups with Mk10-AL satellite tags and stomach temperature telemeters which provided diving, foraging and location data. I hypothesized...

  3. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School

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    Scrivner, J.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    g a te d b y r e n e w a b le s o u rc e s Lady Bird Johnson Net Zero Status 2012 Actual Operation ESL-KT-14-11-34 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 22.8 19.97 59.0 53.0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Lady Bird... President Susan.smtih@corgan.com ESL-KT-14-11-34 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Relevant Quotes “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don...

  4. LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IRVING, TX

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    #12;#12;#12;LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IRVING, TX 2012 CAUDILL AWARD WINNER The 1st NET ZERO public school in Texas The 1st NET ZERO middle school in the United States The LARGEST NET ZERO school displays building performance and NET ZERO efficiency. #12;LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IRVING, TX

  5. A Guide to the Birds of Colombia

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    Landweber, Laura

    A Guide to the Birds of Colombia Steven L. Hilty and William L. Brown Colombiaisperhapsthe world yet to be surpassed by any field guide to any region. A Guide to the Birds of Colombia treats close had begun research in Colombia in the 1960s, while Hilty's bril- liant field skills were first brought

  6. Monitoring bat and bird fatalities at the Casselman Wind Energy...

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    Monitoring bat and bird fatalities at the Casselman Wind Energy Center in Pennsylvania Monitoring bat and bird fatalities at the Casselman Wind Energy Center in Pennsylvania...

  7. Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds, Bats, and their Habitats...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Birds, Bats, and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds, Bats, and their Habitats: A Summary of Research...

  8. DOMINICA'S PARTICIPATION IN CARIBBEAN ENDEMIC BIRDS FESTIVAL, 2011

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    1 REPORT ON DOMINICA'S PARTICIPATION IN THE 10TH CARIBBEAN ENDEMIC BIRDS FESTIVAL, 2011 Prepared - - - - - - 10 (c) Sea Birds Boat Trip - - - - - - 11 Caribbean Water Birds Identification Workshop - - - 13 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCTION & SUMMARY In 2002, the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB

  9. MIGRATORY POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HOW TO BRING BEST PEOPLE BACK?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 MIGRATORY POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HOW TO BRING BEST PEOPLE BACK? Damien Besancenot1 of the game, the more bad workers migrate, the higher the incentive for good workers to come back. Policy, many policymakers are upset about the "brain-drain" phenomenon, where skilled workers are attracted

  10. FLUSSI MIGRATORI: GEOGRAFIA, STORIA, PROCESSI CULTURALIE SOCIALI IN URUGUAY TRA XIX E XX Renato MANSI

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    Boyer, Edmond

    FLUSSI MIGRATORI: GEOGRAFIA, STORIA, PROCESSI CULTURALIE SOCIALI IN URUGUAY TRA XIX E XX SECOLO condiciones primarias indispensables para modernizar esta área e incorporarla al mundo civil. Uruguay nace en nace la identidad uruguaya. El tema de la historia de la poblacion de Uruguay no ha sido afrontado con

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

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    within and among wind energy generating facilities. The standard measurement of mortality currently being little meaning to those lacking experience with bird mortality at wind energy generating facilities. More and each sweeps a much larger area of the sky. We propose that bird mortality at wind energy generating

  12. Perceptions of Bird Watching's Negative Ecological Impacts: Stakeholder and Recreational Specialization Comparisons

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    Reznicek, Lisa

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Birding, the act of observing birds in the outdoors, is a form of nature recreation and traditionally considered ecologically benign. Unfortunately, birders, in the pursuit of interactions with wild birds, can have negative impacts on birds...

  13. West Nile virus transmission in resident birds, Dominican Republic

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    Komar, Oliver; Robbins, Mark B.; Klenk, Kaci; Blitvich, Bradley J.; Marlenee, Nicole L.; Burkhalter, Kristen L.; Gubler, Duane J.; Gonzá lvez, Guillermo; Peñ a, Carlos J.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Komar, Nicholas

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the Dominican Republic for the first time. Specific anti-WNV antibodies were detected in 5 (15%) of 33 resident birds sampled at one location in November 2002. One seropositive bird ...

  14. Bird Communities and Biomass Yields in Potential Bioenergy Grasslands

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    Turner, Monica G.

    providing bird habitat. Bioenergy grasslands promote agricultural multifunctionality and conservationBird Communities and Biomass Yields in Potential Bioenergy Grasslands Peter J. Blank1 *, David W, Wisconsin, United States of America Abstract Demand for bioenergy is increasing, but the ecological

  15. Marienne S. de Villiers Birds and Environmental Change

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    edited by Marienne S. de Villiers Birds and Environmental Change: building an early warning system and environmental change: building an early warning system in South Africa. SANBI, Pretoria. SANBI's Birds Africa is using long-term bird monitoring and research to build an early warning system for climate

  16. BIRD FATALITY ASSOCIATIONS AND PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR THE APWRA

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    kill birds or that the type of tower or wind turbine does not relate to bird mortality (Anderson et al on wind turbines with tubular towers, and Thelander and Rugge (2001) found that mortality was no less A major step toward reducing bird fatalities at wind energy generating facilities will be to identify

  17. REVIEW/SYNTHSE Threat display in birds

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    Hurd, Peter L.

    REVIEW/SYNTHÈSE Threat display in birds Peter L. Hurd and Magnus Enquist Abstract: The study of threat displays has long been an area in which theory and empirical work have each spurred the other. A great deal that classical ethologists have accurately described about threat displays still lacks

  18. Birds That Go Wild for the City

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    with it massive environmental damage, in- cluding garbage and air pollution. "Noise is a big problem, too," says with Henrik Brumm are conducting field studies and experiments in acoustic laboratories to investigate how birds adapt their singing to the environment. 1 Mathias Ritschard records birdsong in noise-polluted

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

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

    2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Oak Ridge Reservation Bird Records and Population Trends

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    Roy, W Kelly [ORNL; Giffen, Neil R [ORNL; Wade, Murray [CDM Smith, Inc.; Haines, Angelina [Xcel Engineering, Inc.; Evans, James W. [TWRA; Jett, Robert Trent [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bird data have been collected through surveys, environmental assessments, and other observations for decades in the Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park, located on the US Department of Energy s Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in East Tennessee. Birds were recorded in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, interior forests, grasslands, ponds, corridors, forest edges, and more. Most of the information was gathered from waterfowl surveys conducted from 1990 to 2008, from Partners in Flight (PIF) breeding bird surveys conducted from 1995 to 2013, and from past publications and research on Reservation birds. We have also included our own observations and, in a few instances, credible observations of ORR birds of which we have been made aware through eBird or discussions with area ornithologists and bird watchers. For the period 1950 2014, we were able to document 228 species of birds on the ORR. Several of these species are known from historic records only, while others were not known to have ever occurred on the Reservation until recently. This report does not include PIF breeding bird data from the 2014 season or any records after July 2014. Twenty-two species approximately 10% of the total number of species observed have state-listed status in Tennessee as endangered, threatened, or in need of management. Of the 228 species we documented, 120 are believed to be breeding birds on the ORR.

  1. Oak Ridge Reservation Bird Records and Population Trends

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    Roy, W. K. [ORNL; Giffen, N. R. [ORNL; Wade, M. C. [CDM Smith; Haines, A. M. [Xcel Engineering, Inc.; Evans, J. W. [TWRA; Jett, R. T. [ORNL

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bird data have been collected through surveys, environmental assessments, and other observations for decades in the Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park, located on the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in East Tennessee. Birds were recorded in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, interior forests, grasslands, ponds, corridors, forest edges, and more. Most of the information was gathered from waterfowl surveys conducted from 1990 to 2008, from Partners in Flight (PIF) breeding bird surveys conducted from 1995 to 2013, and from past publications and research on Reservation birds. We have also included our own observations and, in a few instances, credible observations of ORR birds of which we have been made aware through eBird or discussions with area ornithologists and bird watchers. For the period 1950–2014, we were able to document 228 species of birds on the ORR. Several of these species are known from historic records only, while others were not known to have ever occurred on the Reservation until recently. This report does not include PIF breeding bird data from the 2014 season or any records after July 2014. Twenty-two species—approximately 10% of the total number of species observed—have state-listed status in Tennessee as endangered, threatened, or in need of management. Of the 228 species we documented, 120 are believed to be breeding birds on the ORR.

  2. Insulin-like growth factor 1 enhances the migratory capacity of mesenchymal stem cells

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    Li, Yangxin [Laboratory of Heart Failure and Stem Cell, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX 77030 (United States)]. E-mail: Yangxin_li@yahoo.com; Yu, XiYong [Research Center of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute, Guanzhou, Guandong 510080 (China)]. E-mail: yuxycn@hotmail.com; Lin, ShuGuang [Research Center of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute, Guanzhou, Guandong 510080 (China); Li, XiaoHong [Research Center of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute, Guanzhou, Guandong 510080 (China); Zhang, Saidan [Section of Cardiology, Xiangya Hospital of Central-South University, Changsha, Hunan 410008 (China); Song, Yao-Hua [Department of Molecular Pathology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 (United States)

    2007-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are attractive candidates for cell based therapies. However, the mechanisms responsible for stem cell migration and homing after transplantation remain unknown. It has been shown that insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) induces proliferation and migration of some cell types, but its effects on stem cells have not been investigated. We isolated and cultured MSC from rat bone marrow, and found that IGF-1 increased the expression levels of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 (receptor for stromal cell-derived factor-1, SDF-1). Moreover, IGF-1 markedly increased the migratory response of MSC to SDF-1. The IGF-1-induced increase in MSC migration in response to SDF-1 was attenuated by PI3 kinase inhibitor (LY294002 and wortmannin) but not by mitogen-activated protein/ERK kinase inhibitor PD98059. Our data indicate that IGF-1 increases MSC migratory responses via CXCR4 chemokine receptor signaling which is PI3/Akt dependent. These findings provide a new paradigm for biological effects of IGF-1 on MSC and have implications for the development of novel stem cell therapeutic strategies.

  3. Data Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognition

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    Vilches, Erika; Escobar, Ivan A.; Vallejo, E E; Taylor, C E

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I. ; Frank, E. ; Data Mining: Practical Machine LearningData Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognitionthe application of data mining techniques to the problem of

  4. Battling bird flu by the numbers

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625govInstrumentstdmadapInactiveVisiting the TWP TWPAlumniComplex historian ...BESFor Users LiveBattling bird flu

  5. ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 19 (Suppl.): 641651, 2008 The Neotropical Ornithological Society

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    Kaufman, Glennis A.

    agrochemicals throughout the Western Hemisphere. These pesticides have caused mortalities in migratory birds

  6. Topography, energy and the global distribution of bird species richness

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    Storch, David

    Topography, energy and the global distribution of bird species richness Richard G. Davies1,*, C data on the global distribution of extant continental and continental island bird species to test, 1988; Currie 1991; Allen et al. 2002). Its role is also argued to extend to the influence of solar

  7. ORIGINAL PAPER Bird communities and wind farms: a phylogenetic

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    Arita, Héctor T.

    effects of wind farms on bird populations through mortality by collision with the energyORIGINAL PAPER Bird communities and wind farms: a phylogenetic and morphological approach Leonel 2013 Abstract The undeniable environmental benefits of wind energy are undermined by the negative

  8. ORIGINAL PAPER Bird pollination of Canary Island endemic plants

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    Northampton, University of

    ORIGINAL PAPER Bird pollination of Canary Island endemic plants Jeff Ollerton & Louise Cranmer /Accepted: 29 September 2008 # Springer-Verlag 2008 Abstract The Canary Islands are home to a guild Bird vision . Canary Islands . Mutualism . Pollinator. Tenerife Introduction The endemic flora

  9. ORIGINAL PAPER Bird pollination of Canary Island endemic plants

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    Chittka, Lars

    ORIGINAL PAPER Bird pollination of Canary Island endemic plants Jeff Ollerton & Louise Cranmer) was an effective pollinator of these species. Keywords Bird vision . Canary Islands . Mutualism . Pollinator. Tenerife Introduction The endemic flora of the Canary Islands, situated off the west coast of North Africa

  10. Bird Conservation International http://journals.cambridge.org/BCI

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    to Central Patagonia, Argentina MARÍA LAURA AG�ERO, PABLO GARCÍA BORBOROGLU and DANIEL ESLER Bird). Distribution and abundance of Chubut Steamerducks: an endemic species to Central Patagonia, Argentina. Bird Distribution and abundance of Chubut Steamerducks: an endemic species to Central Patagonia, Argentina MARÍA

  11. A dunking bird of the second kind Nadine Abraham

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    A dunking bird of the second kind Nadine Abraham Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, Ohio 44236 Peter proposed use as a device for pump- ing water in Egypt,2 the dunking bird has received consider- able Our goal is to create a dunking device that obtains energy from the evaporation of water

  12. ASC Birds'Eye View Education Program Education Materials, July, 2006 Birds'Eye View Education Program A Training Manual

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    Montana, University of

    riparian areas and gain a bird's perspective on past mining activities and current restoration efforts for student activities related to birds, riparian ecosystems, and past mining activities. During the spring more useful for those educators lacking an extensive background in ecology. This training manual

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

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

  14. The migratory pathways above out heads are one of the world's sweetest layers he

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    Johnson, Matthew

    from pectoralis major Advantages of Fat as anAdvantages of Fat as an Energy SourceEnergy Source Energy Yield (kJ) Metabolic Water (g) Fat 38.9 1.07 Carbohydrate 17.6 0.55 Protein 17.2 0.41 Migration-backed Gull Herring Gull 3. Endogenous3. Endogenous RhythmsRhythms · Under constant light:dark regimes · Birds

  15. Studying Wind Energy/Bird Interactions: A Guidance Document

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    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

    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.

  16. 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 reports of bird mortality at wind energy facilities, and we extracted from those reports the mortality

  17. Epidemiology and diagnosis of microsporidia in psittacine birds

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    Barton, Casey Elizabeth

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of microsporidial infection in a variety of asymptomatic psittacine birds, especially lovebirds. Cloacal smears and droppings were examined for the presence of spores using calcofluor white M2R stain as the primary screening technique. Indirect immunofluorescent...

  18. archean bird river: Topics by E-print Network

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    required about nine hours computing time to produce 300 frames local X local Y local Z global X global Y global Z Figure 1: Representation of a bird as a coordinate system for a...

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

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    Schwartz, Susan Savitt (ed.)

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Book Review: Effects of Climate Change on Birds

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    Peterson, A. Townsend

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Effects of Climate Change on Birds.—Anders Pape Møller, Wolfgang Fieldler, and Peter Berthold, editors. 2010. Oxford University Press, New York. 321 pp. + 9 color plates. ISBN-978- 0-19-956975-5. $117.00 (hard cover). Certainly timely in light... of present climatic trends, this book sets out to assemble useful summaries of the full breadth of climate-change implications for birds in a single volume. It is or- ganized into sections treating the basics of climate, methods for studying climate-change...

  1. The effects of human disturbance on birds in Bastrop State Park

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    Marcum, Heidi Ann

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  2. Impact of Wind Farms on Birds and Bats in Iowa Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Dinsmore

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    Koford, Rolf R.

    Impact of Wind Farms on Birds and Bats in Iowa Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Dinsmore of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Grant Goals and Objectives: Document bird use at wind farm of bird community responses at wind farms and paired control sites. This will produce a measure

  3. ORIGINAL PAPER Wintering forest birds roost in areas of higher sun radiation

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    with taller trees more exposed to solar radiation to enhance winter habitat suitability for birdsORIGINAL PAPER Wintering forest birds roost in areas of higher sun radiation Sara Villén latitudes of cold winter climate, birds should spend the night in areas of low altitudes, higher

  4. HumanWildlife Interactions 8(2):261270, Fall 2014 Soil quality manipulation to reduce bird

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    are a worldwide threat to aviation safety. From 1990 to 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received Abstract: Aviation safety is an important concern in wildlife management as bird strikes risk human lives. Further, the FAA estimates that only about 20% of bird strikes are reported. The probability of bird

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

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    Odeh, Mufeed.

    2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds

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    One-hundred million years ago, what did birds look like? Scientists have taken a huge step towards finding the answer, leaving the creative imaginations behind such classics as Jurassic Park, The Land Before Time and Dinotopic to contend with science.

  7. PHYSIOLOGY OF THERMAL PANTING IN BIRDS S.-A. RICHARDS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , but in birds, owing in part to the peculiar structure of the respiratory system, it has been by no means will reduce the efficiency of these processes and throw more and more emphasis on the only remaining mechanism, that of eva- porative cooling from the respiratory tract. Indeed, when ambient temperature exceeds

  8. Quicksort via Bird's Tree Fusion Transformation Tjark Weber1

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    Caldwell, James

    Quicksort via Bird's Tree Fusion Transformation Tjark Weber1 and James Caldwell2 1 Institut f¨ur Informatik, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen Boltzmannstr. 3, D-85748 Garching b. M¨unchen, Germany tjark.weber

  9. A bird-finding guide to Mexico [Review

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    Peterson, A. Townsend

    2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Copyright © 2000. All rights reserved. JUNE 2000 NEW BIOLOGICAL BOOKS 193 A BIRD-FINDII\\G GUIDE TO MEXICO.... By Steve N G Howell. Ithaca (New York): Comstock Publishing Associates (Cornell University Press). $29.95 (paper). xviii + 365 p; ill.; index. ISBN: 0-8014- 8581-9. 1999. Mexico has been the training camp for many neo­ tropical ornithologists. The author...

  10. Phylogenetics of modern birds in the era of genomics

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    Edwards, Scott

    Review Phylogenetics of modern birds in the era of genomics Scott V. Edwards*, W. Bryan Jennings and maturation of the genomics era, the completion of the chicken genome and a suite of technologies that promise genomics strategies, including adoption of objective quality scores for sequence data, analysis

  11. Historical mutation rates predict susceptibility to radiation in Chernobyl birds

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    Historical mutation rates predict susceptibility to radiation in Chernobyl birds A. P. MÃ?LLER* , J in the evolutionary past. Radioactive contamination from Chernobyl constitutes one such extreme perturbation of radiation from Chernobyl are also the species that in the past have been most susceptible to factors

  12. 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 Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development. Commission Final Report or repowering of wind energy projects in California. They include recommendations on preliminary screening

  13. Global warming and body mass decline in Israeli passerine birds

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    Yom-Tov, Yoram

    Global warming and body mass decline in Israeli passerine birds Yoram Yom-Tov Department of Zoology,Tel Aviv University,Tel Aviv 69978, Israel ( yomtov@post.tau.ac.il) Global warming may a¡ect the physiology in body mass and tarsus length are due to global warming and also in accordance with Bergmann's rule

  14. Citizen Science Case Study: eBird eBird, a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, is a citizen

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    Crowston, Kevin

    Citizen Science Case Study: eBird Abstract eBird, a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, is a citizen science project that engages a global network, our purpose is to inform future citizen science technical implementations. It is hoped

  15. Birds see the trees inside the forest: The potential impacts of changes in forest composition on songbirds during spring migration

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    Turner, Monica G.

    on songbirds during spring migration Eric M. Wood , Anna M. Pidgeon, Feng Liu, David J. Mladenoff Department time in the life cycle of migratory songbirds (Hutto, 2000; Sillett and Holmes, 2002; Newton, 2004

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

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    Malikova, Alexandra A

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Local Bus $42.72/Month Any MBTA Bus or Trackless Trolley

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    Fraden, Seth

    · All "Zone 1-6" services plus: · Commuter Rail Zone 7: · Attleboro · Bradford · Gloucester · Halifax · Haverhill · Littleton-495 · Rowley · South Attleboro · West Gloucester · Westborough Zone 8 $279.46/Month

  18. Evaluating service mitigation proposals for the MBTA Green Line extension construction delay using simplified planning methods

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    Rosen, Jamie C. (Jamie Cara)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis reviews a select group of transit environmental mitigation proposals through the application of ridership estimation methodologies. In recent years, rider demands and environmental concerns have led many transit ...

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

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    Hargrove, Lori

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    K. J. 2003. The structure and dynamics of geographic ranges.8 Chapter 1: Spatial structure and dynamics of breeding birdDistributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding

  20. Oak Ridge recognized for bird protection practices | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in ManyDepartment of Order No.ofUse | Departmentrecognized for bird

  1. FLYING FISH GLIDE AS WELL We're all familiar with birds that are as

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    Moss, Cynthia

    Inside JEB i FLYING FISH GLIDE AS WELL AS BIRDS We're all familiar with birds that are as comfortable diving as they are flying but only one family of fish has made the reverse journey. Flying fish Choi, a mechanical engineer from Seoul National University, Korea, became fascinated by flying fish

  2. BIRD BEHAVIORS IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 8.1 INTRODUCTION

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    a different view, arguing that intensity of use of the area in a wind farm is unrelated to turbine-caused bird the sampling area. At each plot, two observers performed circular visual scans (360o ), also called variable246 CHAPTER 8 BIRD BEHAVIORS IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 8.1 INTRODUCTION Specific

  3. Am. ~Iidl. Nal. 14:\\:-11-52 Bird Mortality Associated with Wind Turbines at the Buffalo

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    238-w Am. ~Iidl. Nal. 14:\\:-11-52 Bird Mortality Associated with Wind Turbines at the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area, Minnesota ROBERT G. OSBORNI /)l'jmrll1ll'1ll of U'ilcllifl' fwd Fisheries Srienres. Collisions with wind turbincs wcre suspected for 8 of th(' 12 birds. Durillg obscn'cr efficiency trials

  4. Organochlorine Pollutants and Stable Isotopes in Resident and Migrant Passerine Birds from Northwest Michoacan, Mexico

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    Mora, Miguel A.

    Organochlorine Pollutants and Stable Isotopes in Resident and Migrant Passerine Birds from Northwest Michoaca´n, Mexico Miguel A. Mora Received: 22 October 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 to assess if resident and migrant birds wintering in western Michoaca´n, Mexico accumulated elevated

  5. eBirding: Technology Adoption and the Transformation of Leisure into Science

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    Crowston, Kevin

    to discuss how technology adoption in a citizen science project influences participation and thereby. Keywords: citizen science, eBird, technology adoption, cy- berinfrastructure, birding. 1. INTRODUCTION Public participation in scientific research can take many forms, including citizen science, a type

  6. BirdWatch--Supporting Citizen Scientists for Better Linked Data Quality for Biodiversity

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    quality in a citizen science setting, and presents a mobile tool BirdWatch for citizen observers, miti be initiated. In many areas of biology, much of the observational data is based on citizen science: the dataBirdWatch--Supporting Citizen Scientists for Better Linked Data Quality for Biodiversity Management

  7. Small isolated aspen stands enrich bird communities in southwestern ponderosa pine forests

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    Beier, Paul

    Small isolated aspen stands enrich bird communities in southwestern ponderosa pine forests Kerry L Received 21 May 2001; received in revised form 20 January 2002; accepted 14 July 2002 Abstract Small aspen their contribution to the avian community. We sampled birds in 53 small, isolated aspen stands and 53 paired plots

  8. Elevated Frequency of Cataracts in Birds from Chernobyl Timothy Alexander Mousseau1

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    Elevated Frequency of Cataracts in Birds from Chernobyl Timothy Alexander Mousseau1 , Anders Pape typical of cataracts in more than 1100 free-living birds in the Chernobyl region in relation to background Chernobyl. PLoS ONE 8(7): e66939. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066939 Editor: Jordi Moya-Larano, Estacion

  9. Short-Term Hurricane Impacts on a Neotropical Community of Marked Birds and Implications for Early-

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    Winker, Kevin

    Short-Term Hurricane Impacts on a Neotropical Community of Marked Birds and Implications for Early- Stage Community Resilience Andrew B. Johnson1,2 , Kevin Winker1 * 1 University of Alaska Museum birds, following this community through the catastrophic destruction of its forest habitat by Hurricane

  10. Glen Canyon Dam, Fluctuating Water Levels, and Riparian Breeding Birds: The Need for Management Compromise

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    I ;'. I Glen Canyon Dam, Fluctuating Water Levels, and Riparian Breeding Birds: The Need.--Large water releases from Glen Canyon Dam in May and June are harmful to riparian breeding birds along' INTRODUCTION 100,000,.... COLORAOQ RIVER NEAR GRAND CANYON (PHANTOM RANCHi The completion of Glen Canyon Dam

  11. Low light reflectance may explain the attraction of birds to defoliated trees

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    Laaksonen, Toni

    Low light reflectance may explain the attraction of birds to defoliated trees Elina Ma¨ntyla¨, Tero autumnata) in nontest branches. Species, age, or sex of the experimental bird or lighting (ultraviolet [UV light than the herbivore trees, whereas no such difference was found in the shadier forest patch trees

  12. Effects on birds of an offshore wind park at Horns Rev: Environmental

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    Effects on birds of an offshore wind park at Horns Rev: Environmental impact assessment NERI Report Environmental Research Institute Effects on birds of an offshore wind park at Horns Rev: Environmental impact of an offshore wind park at Horns Rev: Environmental impact assessment Authors: Henning Noer, Thomas Kjær

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

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    they increased with radiation incidence of oakwood plots (i.e., birds avoided northern orientations where solar exposed to the south. Keywords: altitude, bird distribution, habitat structure, oakwood forests, solar13 (1): 100-xxx (2006)13 (1): 100-110 (2006) Distribution and survival of birds within a landscape

  14. Connecting seas: western Palaearctic continental flyway for water birds in the perspective of changing land use

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    Kleyer, Michael

    of changing land use and climate M E N N O B A R T R . VA N E E R D E N *, R U D O L F H . D R E N T w, J U L the tundra and taiga belts of Russia with north-west Europe is the major migratory avenue for an estimated 9; accepted 24 January 2005 Introduction Profound changes have occurred in the European landscape during

  15. Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River, Estuary, and Plume in 2010

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    McMichael, Geoffrey A.; Harnish, Ryan A.; Skalski, John R.; Deters, Katherine A.; Ham, Kenneth D.; Townsend, Richard L.; Titzler, P. Scott; Hughes, Michael S.; Kim, Jin A.; Trott, Donna M.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uncertainty regarding the migratory behavior and survival of juvenile salmonids passing through the lower Columbia River and estuary after negotiating dams on the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) prompted the development and application of the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS). The JSATS has been used to investigate the survival of juvenile salmonid smolts between Bonneville Dam (river kilometer (rkm) 236) and the mouth of the Columbia River annually since 2004. In 2010, a total of 12,214 juvenile salmonids were implanted with both a passive integrated transponder (PIT) and a JSATS acoustic transmitter. Using detection information from JSATS receiver arrays deployed on dams and in the river, estuary, and plume, the survival probability of yearling Chinook salmon and steelhead smolts tagged at John Day Dam was estimated form multiple reaches between rkm 153 and 8.3 during the spring. During summer, the survival probability of subyearling Chinook salmon was estimated for the same reaches. In addition, the influence of routes of passage (e.g., surface spill, deep spill, turbine, juvenile bypass system) through the lower three dams on the Columbia River (John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville) on juvenile salmonid smolt survival probability from the dams to rkm 153 and then between rkm 153 and 8.3 was examined to increase understanding of the immediate and latent effects of dam passage on juvenile salmon survival. Similar to previous findings, survival probability was relatively high (>0.95) for most groups of juvenile salmonids from the Bonneville Dam tailrace to about rkm 50. Downstream of rkm 50 the survival probability of all species and run types we examined decreased markedly. Steelhead smolts suffered the highest mortality in this lower portion of the Columbia River estuary, with only an estimated 60% of the tagged fish surviving to the mouth of the river. In contrast, yearling and subyearling Chinook salmon smolts survived to the mouth of the river at higher rates, with estimated survival probabilities of 84% and 86%, respectively. The influence of route of passage at the lower three dams in the FCRPS on juvenile salmonid survival appeared to be relatively direct and immediate. Significant differences in estimated survival probabilities of juvenile salmonid smolts among groups with different dam passage experiences were often detected between the dams and rkm 153. In contrast, the influence of route of passage on survival to the mouth of the Columbia River was not apparent among the groups of tagged juvenile salmonids with different FCRPS passage experiences after they had already survived to a point about 80 km downstream of Bonneville Dam. Yearling Chinook salmon and steelhead smolts that migrated through the lower estuary in off-channel habitats took two to three times longer to travel through these lower reaches and their estimated survival probabilities were not significantly different from that of their cohorts which migrated in or near the navigation channel. A large proportion of the tagged juvenile salmonids migrating in or near the navigation channel in the lower estuary crossed from the south side of the estuary near Astoria, Oregon and passed through relatively shallow expansive sand flats (Taylor Sands) to the North Channel along the Washington shore of the estuary. This migratory behavior may contribute to the avian predation losses observed on for fish (2 to 12% of fish in this study).

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

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    Strickland, Dale

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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''.

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

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    Morrison, M. L.

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. The mechanisms underlying convergent evolution in the plumage patterns of birds

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    Gluckman, Thanh-Lan

    2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    receptors (Yoshihara et al. 2012). Models of within-feather pattern formation The proposed organizing mechanism for within-feather pattern formation in birds is reaction-diffusion, based on Alan Turing’s (1952) original proposition The mechanisms...

  19. The role of involvement and commitment in explaining intention to engage in birding trips

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    Kim, Seong-Seop

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -psychological involvement measures, and measures of commitment; (c) to ascertain how well Laurent and Kapferer's (1985) scale, Zaichkowsky's (1985) scale, a set of behavioral measures, and commitment nimures explain intention to go on birding trips; (4) to conceptualize...

  20. An investigation into the contamination of WSR-88D VAD wind profile output by migrating birds

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    Schulze, Karl Werner

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    tested. While they show some promise, these methods require further operational testing to determine their usefulness for real-time warning of bird contamination and the reporting of the true wind....

  1. Schwartz wins 40th annual Early Bird Golf Tourney | The Ames...

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    as he won the 40th annual Ames Lab Early Bird Golf Tourney, held April 10 at Honey Creek golf course in Boone. Schwartz shot a 36 to edge second-place finisher Mark Murphy by...

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

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    Sherry, Dawn Ann

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  3. Adaptation of Bird Communities to Farmland Abandonment in a Mountain Landscape

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    Pereira, Henrique Miguel

    reservoirs of biodiversity and their abandonment has important conservation implications. In multiAdaptation of Bird Communities to Farmland Abandonment in a Mountain Landscape Joa~o Lopes Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal Abstract Widespread farmland abandonment has led to significant landscape

  4. The 33rd Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2007 Records

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    ... THE 33rd REPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE: 2007 RECORDS DANIEL S. SINGER, 335 Talbot Ave. #109, ... point; R., river; W. A., wildlife area; W. M. A., wildlife management area. Museum collections housing specimens cited in this report, ...

  5. ECOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY OF AVIAN VIRUSES USING NICHE MODELS AND WILD BIRD SURVEILLANCE

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    Williams, Richard A. J.

    2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1 (hereafter "H5N1"), and other bird-associated viruses, have raised serious concerns about impacts on human, livestock, and wildlife populations. Ecological ...

  6. Breeding and wintering bird occurence in Texas rangelands with special reference to woody plant encroachment

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    Magness, Dawn Robin

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BREEDING AND WINTERING BIRD OCCURRENCE IN TEXAS RANGELANDS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WOODY PLANT ENCROACHMENT A Thesis by DAWN ROBIN MAGNESS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2003 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences BREEDING AND WINTERING BIRD OCCURRENCE IN TEXAS RANGELANDS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WOODY PLANT ENCROACHMENT A Thesis by DAWN ROBIN MAGNESS...

  7. A comparison of bird use and species diversity of created and natural salt marshes in the Galveston Bay complex, Texas

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    Melvin, Stefani Lynn

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    extensively in New Jersey by colonial waterbirds for nesting. In North Carolina, similar islands are heavily used by both migrating land birds and nesting waterbirds (Parnell and Soots 1978, Parnell et al. 1986). Along the Texas coast, Soots and Landin... of microhabitats, including internal pools, creeks, and exposed mudflats, may affect bird utilization of created habitat for activities during various times of the year. Birds often have different habitat requirements during breeding and post-breeding seasons...

  8. Effect of bird density and dietary protein levels on the performance of midget and normal commercial inbred cross layers

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    Gonzalez Delfino, Andres

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Midgets 2 were fed two levels of prot'ein, 17 and. 16%. For nor- mal-sized birds a 16. 1% protein was used. . Body weights ranged from 1057 to 1125 gms. for midgets and from 1595 to 1601 gms. for normal-sized birds. The midgets weighed approximately... were statistically significant and reflected the smaller maintenance requirements of midget birds. Normal-sized birds produced significantly more eggs (69, 'o) than midgets (5P/o). Midgets housed. two per cage had the highest hen-day egg production...

  9. Coal fly ash basins as an attractive nuisance to birds: Parental provisioning exposes nestlings to harmful trace elements

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    Hopkins, William A.

    inhabiting settling impoundments receiving slurried ash from a coal-fired power plant located on the U. SCoal fly ash basins as an attractive nuisance to birds: Parental provisioning exposes nestlings Keywords: Coal fly ash basin Common Grackle Contaminants Quiscalus quiscala Selenium a b s t r a c t Birds

  10. Why young birds forage at nutritionally poor and dangerous places: classical food-safety trade-offs

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    205 205 Why young birds forage at nutritionally poor and dangerous places: classical food in the context of energy state. Animals in low energy states tend to accept the highest danger levels in return classes of birds in habitats that differ in predation danger, food densities, and substrate complexity we

  11. I. Fjdd Ornidml.. 71 (1.:IK7-~"'J6 HABITAT OF BIRDS IN PONDEROSA PINE AND ASPEN/BIRCH

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    ....., I. Fjdd Ornidml.. 71 (1.:IK7-~"'J6 HABITAT OF BIRDS IN PONDEROSA PINE AND ASPEN/BIRCH FOREST-le\\'d scales in ponderosa pine and quaking aspen (l'opuil", /rl'lIIll/oitil's)/paper birch ([Multl ptl in aspen/bird\\ than in ponderosa pille. Species richnes.~ Wd.~ generdlly lowt'r in ponderosa pine w;lh >40

  12. A comparison of bird densities, cage sizes, types of cages, feeder spaces, and fly control methods for colony cages

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    Thornberry, Fredrick Donald

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    !elve Periods of Lay as Influenced b' Types and Sizes of Colony Cages and Bird Dens tties Initial Bod Wei hts at Housino Grams) Bird Densi. ty (Sq. ft. /bird) Type of Cage Wire Slat Size of Cage 3 1'7' x 4' 3 li2' x 8' 0. 75 1. 0 1. 5 2. 0 1377. 9... 1388. 1 1363. 0 1396. 2 1368. 3 1383. 0 1402. 6 1383. 6 1393. 8 1360. 7 1390 9 1376. 7 1374. 9 1371. 6 1372. 9 1352. 2 Bod Wei hts After 168 Da s of La (Grams Bird Density (Sq. ft. /bird) Type of Cage Wire S lat Size of Cage 3 1/2' x 4...

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

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    with wind power development has been bird mortality from collisions with wind turbines (McCrary 1'1 al·... Am. MidI. Nat. l:i9:29-3R Bird Flight Characteristics Near Wind Turbines in Minnesota ROBERT C Ridge Wind Resource Area. In both years bird abundance peaked in spring. Red.winged blackbirds (Ag

  14. EARLY CRETACEOUS (BERRIASIAN) BIRDS AND PTEROSAURS FROM THE CORNET BAUXITE MINE,

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    Benton, Michael

    EARLY CRETACEOUS (BERRIASIAN) BIRDS AND PTEROSAURS FROM THE CORNET BAUXITE MINE, ROMANIA by GARETH.benton@bristol.ac.uk àMuzeul Taril Crisurilor, B-dul Dacia nr. 1-3, 410464 Oradea, Romania; e-mail eposmosanu bones from the Lower Cretaceous (Berriasian) of western Romania. These fossils were collected

  15. Vertebrates are animals with a backbone and include mammals, birds and fishes. Considering

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Vertebrates are animals with a backbone and include mammals, birds and fishes. Considering roughly three quarters of the earth is covered in water it should be no surprise that fish are the most numerous vertebrates in the world. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History there are about 28,000 known fish

  16. Mining Citizen Science Data to Predict Prevalence of Wild Bird Species

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    Riedewald, Mirek

    Mining Citizen Science Data to Predict Prevalence of Wild Bird Species Rich Caruana, Mohamed and Subject Descriptors: H.2.8 [Database Management]: Database Applications--data mining, scien- tific inspection, partial dependence function, sensitivity analysis 1. INTRODUCTION Ecology is fundamentally

  17. Periodic Cooling of Bird Eggs Reduces Embryonic Growth Efficiency Christopher R. Olson*

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    Vleck, Carol

    927 Periodic Cooling of Bird Eggs Reduces Embryonic Growth Efficiency Christopher R. Olson* Carol M, periodic cooling occurs when the in- cubating adult leaves the nest to forage, but the effects of pe- riodic cooling on embryo growth, yolk use, and metabolism are poorly known. To address this question, we

  18. 10Name ________________________________ A Bird's-Eye Look at the Sun-Earth System

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    10Name ________________________________ A Bird's-Eye Look at the Sun-Earth System Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) seen by SOHO satellite. Solar flares are powerful releases of energy in the tangled A when severe solar J______ occur. Earth counteracts this onslaught of plasma and energy by a complex

  19. BIRD MORTALITY IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 3.1 INTRODUCTION

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    46 CHAPTER 3 BIRD MORTALITY IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 3.1 INTRODUCTION The approximately 5,400 wind turbines operating in the APWRA generate about 580 MW of electricity, but they also estimates in terms of mortality, without regard to local species' populations. Mortality was expressed

  20. TWO NEW TRYPANOSOMA SPECIES FROM AFRICAN BIRDS, WITH NOTES ON THE TAXONOMY OF AVIAN TRYPANOSOMES

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    Sehgal, Ravinder

    TWO NEW TRYPANOSOMA SPECIES FROM AFRICAN BIRDS, WITH NOTES ON THE TAXONOMY OF AVIAN TRYPANOSOMES situation in species taxonomy of avian trypanosomes is discussed. We call for the redescription of valid composition of avian trypanosomes and reconstructing the taxonomy of these organisms. Species of avian

  1. Reed cutting affects arthropod communities, potentially reducing food for passerine birds

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    Richner, Heinz

    March 2004 Abstract Winter cutting of Common Reed Phragmites australis (Poaceae) is increasing; Habitat management 1. Introduction Monospecific stands of Common Reed Phragmites australis are widely for passerine birds. Consequently, large-scale mechanically harvested reed beds host altered ar- thropod

  2. Movements of Palearctic and Afrotropical bird species during the dry season (NovemberFebruary) within Nigeria

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    ­February) within Nigeria WILL CRESSWELL1, MARK BOYD2 & MATT STEVENS1 1AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, Jos, Nigeria & School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. wrlc@st-and.ac.uk 2Afrotropical bird species during the dry season (November­February) within Nigeria. pp. 18­28. In: Harebottle, D

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

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    Rajakaruna, Nishanta

    ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE GULF OF MAINE for the maintenance of plant communities (Cruden 1966; Gillham 1970; Howe and Smallwood 1982; Mulder and Keall 2001 to botanists as they often determine which plant species are dispersed and become established in such remote

  4. The Fly's Eye Extremely High Energy Cosmic Ray Spectrum D.J. Bird,1

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    The Fly's Eye Extremely High Energy Cosmic Ray Spectrum D.J. Bird,1 S.C. Corbato,3 H.Y. Dai,3 B present our latest results on the cosmic ray energy spectrum above 1017 eV observed by Fly's Eye. Tracks detected by both eyes can be well reconstructed and therefore have very good energy resolution

  5. From Plants to Birds: Higher Avian Predation Rates in Trees Responding to Insect Herbivory

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    Laaksonen, Toni

    From Plants to Birds: Higher Avian Predation Rates in Trees Responding to Insect Herbivory Elina Ma: An understanding of the evolution of potential signals from plants to the predators of their herbivores may provide the attraction of predators to plants is crucial to conclusions about co-evolution. For example, insectivorous

  6. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS 149 energetics of small birds. Journal of Thermal Bi-

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    Richner, Heinz

    ­157. In C. Carey [ED.], Avian energetics and nutritional ecology. Chapman & Hall, New York. ROBINSON, D. ESHORT COMMUNICATIONS 149 energetics of small birds. Journal of Thermal Bi- ology 2. Thermoregulation and the energetic significance of clustering behavior in the White-backed Mousebird (Colius colius

  7. Was Dinosaurian Physiology Inherited by Birds? Reconciling Slow Growth in Archaeopteryx

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    Inouye, Brian

    of Science, Beijing, China, 4 Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New, China, 6 Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States). It is believed that the growth and energetic physiology of basalmost birds such as Archaeopteryx were inherited

  8. Urban damage assessment using multimodal QuickBird images and ancillary data: the Bam and

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Urban damage assessment using multimodal QuickBird images and ancillary data: the Bam proved its usefulness for the crisis mitigation through situation report and damage assessment. Visual. We propose a semi-automatic damage assessment method based on a pair of very high spatial resolution

  9. Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl A. P. Møller1,* and T. A. 1988). Likewise, a recent report on the biological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl predicted after the accident (Chernobyl Forum 2005). However, the main conclusion remaining after 20 years

  10. HumanWildlife Conflicts 3(2):186198, Fall 2009 Developing bird-strike risk assessment

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    , YO41 1LZ Abstract: Mineral extraction sites that are restored to open water can increase bird that attract wildlife are planned for mineral extraction sites near airports. These conflicts arises primarily-strike risk if they are planned near airports. This can generate conflict between the minerals industry

  11. HumanWildlife Interactions 5(2):235248, Fall 2011 Increasing trend of damaging bird

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    , 2005; 2008; Dolbeer, unpublished data). The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has initiated efforts at airports because various historical analyses of bird-strike data for civil aviation have the U.S. National Wildlife Strike Database for Civil Aviation, 1990 to 2009, indicates that this tenet

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

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    Myers, D.

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Abstract In migrating birds, the success of migration is determined by stopover duration, the most important

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    Richner, Heinz

    warblers Sylvia borin at 17 stopover sites in Europe and Africa during autumn. Average stopover duration regulate stopover duration. Keywords Stopover length · Migration strategy · Passerine birds · Capture and the wintering grounds into phases of flights and stop- overs. At good stopover sites, energy reserves are replen

  14. Similar effects of residential and non-residential vegetation on bird diversity in suburban neighbourhoods

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    Similar effects of residential and non-residential vegetation on bird diversity in suburban the Queen in Right of Canada 2013 Abstract Estimating the relative importance of vegetation on residential land (gardens, yards, and street-trees) and vegetation on non-residential land (parks and other large

  15. Theory of Evolutionary Algorithms: A Birds Eye View A. E. Eibena

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    Rudolph, Günter

    Theory of Evolutionary Algorithms: A Birds Eye View A. E. Eibena and G. Rudolphb a Leiden Institute the readers' orientation in evolu- tionary computation theory. In the meanwhile, this survey provides key as a survival task: possible solutions compete with each other for survival (and the right to reproduce

  16. RECOVERY OF UNDERSTORY BIRD MOVEMENT ACROSS THE INTERFACE OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMAZON RAINFOREST

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    Stouffer, Phil

    RECOVERY OF UNDERSTORY BIRD MOVEMENT ACROSS THE INTERFACE OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMAZON increased with age of secondary forest for all guilds except non-forest species. Mean recovery to pre areas of secondary forest because of widespread regeneration following timber harvests, yet the value

  17. ?-adrenergic and serotoninergic control of diet-induced thermogenesis in birds.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ?-adrenergic and serotoninergic control of diet-induced thermogenesis in birds. JF Gabarrou% in females for the same bodyweight and the same egg-mass produced. Energy balance measurements showed as the difference between fed and fasted heat production [Geraert et al (1992) Proc Nutr Soc 51, 86A]. The energy

  18. Birds of Prey and the Band-Tailed Pigeon on Isla Guadalupe, Mexico

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    ... BIRDS OF PREY AND THE BAND-TAILED PIGEON ON ISLA GUADALUPE, MEXICO JUAN-PABLO GALLO-REYNOSO, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación ... nascent recovery, such studies should be encouraged. Mexico has taken a major step toward the island’s conservation by declaring ...

  19. Executive Order 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to...

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    federal agencies to protect migratory birds. Published NA Year Signed or Took Effect 2001 Legal Citation EO 13186 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:...

  20. Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    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)...

  1. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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    Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), FPA, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the National Environmental...

  2. Post-fire successional effects on breeding grassland birds in mesquite savanna habitats of the Texas rolling plains 

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    Lee, Stephanie L.

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    North American grasslands and grassland birds have declined drastically due to habitat degradation by fire suppression (i.e., woody encroachment), fragmentation, and conversion to croplands. A better understanding is needed ...

  3. Some alien birds have as severe an impact as the most effectual alien mammals Sabrina Kumschick *, Wolfgang Nentwig

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    Richner, Heinz

    a decision tool to practitioners which supports them in finding an appropriate reaction to invasive birds. Ó campaigns can be given. A similar approach with a risk assessment analysis based on scoring was used

  4. Dopamine modulation of learning and memory in the prefrontal cortex: insights from studies in primates, rodents, and birds

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    Puig, M. Victoria

    In this review, we provide a brief overview over the current knowledge about the role of dopamine transmission in the prefrontal cortex during learning and memory. We discuss work in humans, monkeys, rats, and birds in ...

  5. Climatic responses in spring migration of boreal and arctic birds in relation to wintering area and taxonomy

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    Laaksonen, Toni

    and taxonomy Kalle Rainio, Toni Laaksonen, Markus Ahola, Anssi V. Va¨ha¨talo and Esa Lehikoinen Rainio, K of boreal and arctic birds in relation to wintering area and taxonomy. Á J. Avian Biol. 37: 507Á515. Large

  6. Integrating science, environmental education, public outreach, conservation, and capacity-building through hands-on bird ecology

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    Tipple, Brett

    Integrating science, environmental education, public outreach, conservation, and capacity and conservation. We welcome and encourage participation by visitors to Rio Mesa in our bird banding operations environmental indicators, are relatively easy to monitor, and as charismatic flagship species, are met

  7. BURN CALORIES FREE LISTEN TO THE BIRDS CHECK OUT THE SCENERY MEET FRIENDS REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT FRESH AIR TAKE SHORT-CUTS FEEL THE BREEZE DISCOVER CAMPUS MAKE YOUR OWN ROUTE BURN CALORIES READ A BOOK LISTEN TO THE BIRDS CHECK OUT THE SCENERY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Weiblen, George D

    A BOOK LISTEN TO THE BIRDS CHECK OUT THE SCENERY MEET FRIENDS REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT FRESH AIR BURN CALORIES FREE LISTEN TO THE BIRDS CHECK OUT THE SCENERY MEET FRIENDS REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT FRESH AIR CALORIES FREE LISTEN TO THE BIRDS CHECK OUT THE SCENERY MEET FRIENDS RE- DUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT FRESH

  8. Aquatic macroinvertebrate food resources for birds in a Texas coastal marsh

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    Sipocz, Andrew Vincent

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AQUATIC MACROINVERTEBRATE FOOD RESOURCES FOR BIRDS IN A TEXAS COASTAL MARSH A Thesis by ANDREW VINCENT SIPOCZ Submitted t o the O f f i c e of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M U n i v e r s i t y i n p a r t i a l f u l f i l l m e n... t of the requirements f o r the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1993 Major Subject: W i l d l i f e and F i s h e r i e s Sciences AQUATIC MACROINVERTEBRATE FOOD RESOURCES FOR BIRDS IN A TEXAS COASTAL MARSH A Thesis by ANDREW VINCENT SIPOCZ Submitted t o Texas...

  9. Bird imagery and motif in Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy

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    O'Valle, Violet May Owen

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and bird debates of the medieval period. He reverses the usual modus of the Middle Ages, and instead of providing us with avian characters who exhibit human characteristics, he provides us with human characters who exhibit the characteristics... virtual recluse writing poetry in his room, aloof from his own people and uninvolved in the conflicts raging around him. His description of himself as "poet and poltroon" combines the two characteristics for which the nightingale is most famous. Its...

  10. Effects of cattle grazing systems on shrub-grassland birds in south Texas

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    Swanson, Douglas Wayne

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summary of results for 1983. Table 16 Summary of results for 1984. Page 51 53 64 68 69 LIST OF FIGURES Fig. 1 Vicinity map of the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation Refuge, Sinton, Texas. Fig. 2 Plant communities and pastures, Welder... and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation offered an opportunity to compare 4 grazing systems in a single plant community with an emphasis on bird species response. It seemed desirable to investigate the ecological consequences of livestock management...

  11. The impact of land use change on migrant birds in the Sahel

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    Adams, William M.; Small, Robert D. S.; Vickery, Juliet A.

    2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    -1967 but below it between 1968-1985. In fact, the early 1970s were a period of rainfall failure and famine in the Sahel, and coincided with population declines in many of the migrant bird populations wintering in these drought-affect d dryland habitats... and grazing reserves have been subject to more intensive use (both legal and illegal). The extent of Sahelian wetlands has been reduced by the construction of dams for hydro power and irrigation. The spatial patterns of land use change and the associated...

  12. An analysis of selected bird imagery found in representative English poets

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    McGregor, Sally White

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - , eaning s, rmbol itsel f. 7 "i-. . ce t'r, e poets cons'dered 3n t?is study allude to bird. i. . : bot? co tpaziso:"o s:. d literal sensory descr. "ptions, this inv'estigation follows the broad definition of imagery as language evoking a mental.... In the ?mnciple's Tale of Phoebus t'L. ld . Lis white crow! for examples t. le 0 cow! 8 tale. l+ as 8 Bongst8r i s expressed in relation to * 18 nightingale ' 8 . Ocogniced 8; il it? ~ Therwitb in al this world no nyghtyngale / i'~e koude, by an hondred...

  13. Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Wintering Grassland Birds at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

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    Lawson, Ardath L.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    mudflats and other ecotypes only marginally used by grassland birds, I confined my study to only those wells located in areas dominated by interior grassland and backdune vegetation. During my study, weather conditions varied greatly from one field... but was later shut down. At the start of the second field season in 2008 a new drill rig was erected at Dunn-Peach 2 and drilling resumed for the remainder of the season. The pad for the Lemon-Lemonseed well was also constructed just prior to the start...

  14. BLM - Western BLM Bird Species of Conservation Concern List | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:EzfeedflagBiomass Conversions Inc Jump to:AurigaPlantillasInformation Bird Species of

  15. Bird Habitats

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Alamos, coupled with monitoring chronic low-level exposure to chemical releases and climate change. RELATED IMAGES http:farm8.staticflickr.com725976844696381aee0c642cs.jpg...

  16. The effects of fish density on wading bird use of sediment ponds on an East Texas coal mine

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    Renfrow, Donna Hubbard

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECTS OF FISH DENSITY ON WADING BIRD USE OF SEDIMENT PONDS ON AN EAST TEXAS COAL MINE A Thesis by DONNA HUBBARD RENFROW Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8cM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences THE EFFECTS OF FISH DENSITY ON WADING BIRD USE OF SEDIMENT PONDS ON AN EAST TEXAS COAL MINE A Thesis by DONNA HUBBARD RENFROW Submitted to Texas A&M University...

  17. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    of migratory birds during operation of Horns Rev offshore wind farm Annual status report 2004 Report of the Environment . Denmark Investigations of migratory birds during operation of Horns Rev offshore wind farm offshore wind farm 2004 Subtitle: Annual status report 2004 Authors: Thomas Kjær Christensen & Jens Peter

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

    2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Incomes of Migratory Agricultural Workers.

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    Sargent, Frederic O.; Metzler, William H.

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . This was despite the fact that half of them, mainly women and childre-n, were out of the labor market complete- ly at the home base. During 1956, the average earnings per worker were $781, but male heads of households averaged labor was a major source of their income. In the 446 households surveyed, there was a total...

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

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    species. Recent re- search has indicated that raptor mortality from collisions with wind turbines variesWilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS ABSTRACT.-Grassland passerines were surveyed during summer 1995 on the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area

  1. INTEG. AND COMP. BIOL., 42:6875 (2002) Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology of Desert Birds: A Progress Report1

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    Williams, Jos. B.

    of desert environments, regions where high ambient temperature (Ta) and low water availability limits of mechanisms of energy and water conservation among species of desert rodents, which avoid temperature extremes studies that show that desert birds may have evolved specific features to deal with hot desert conditions

  2. A method for landscape analysis of forestry guidelines using bird habitat models and the Habplan harvest scheduler

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    Mitchell, Mike

    A method for landscape analysis of forestry guidelines using bird habitat models and the Habplan guild richness and species probability of detection. Harvested wood volume provided a measure guidelines in commercial forest enterprises and improves upon the state of the art by utilizing an optimizing

  3. A Multiplex PCR for Detection of Poxvirus and Papillomavirus in Cutaneous Warts from Live Birds and Museum Skins

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    Figuerola, Jordi

    A Multiplex PCR for Detection of Poxvirus and Papillomavirus in Cutaneous Warts from Live Birds health. We present here a multiplex PCR which detects and distinguishes infection by two such agents to detect a wide range of avipox and papillomavirus types (it amplifies all three avian

  4. American Ornithologists' Union. 1983. Check-list of North American birds. 6th ed. Lawrence, KS: Allen Press; 877 p.

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    in Avian Biology 6: 252-261. Best, Louis B.; Whitmore, Robert C.; Booth, Gary M. 1990. Use of cornfields-99. Blake, John G. 1992. Temporal variation in point counts of birds in a low- land wet forest in Costa Rica

  5. LOCATIONS OF LIBRARY MATERIALS Syracuse University Libraries include Bird Library, Carnegie Library, and the Geology Library in Heroy Geology

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    McConnell, Terry

    LOCATIONS OF LIBRARY MATERIALS Syracuse University Libraries include Bird Library, Carnegie Library, and the Geology Library in Heroy Geology Laboratory. Our catalog also includes material housed in the separately administered Law Library in White Hall and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Department

  6. In mammals and birds, low oxygen levels in the lungs cause a constriction of the pulmonary vasculature that increases the

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    Altimiras, Jordi

    In mammals and birds, low oxygen levels in the lungs cause a constriction of the pulmonary be demonstrated in denervated lungs that are devoid of external neurohumoral influences (e.g. Fishman, 1976 and ventilation by diverting pulmonary blood flow from poorly ventilated to well- ventilated regions of the lung

  7. Post-fire successional effects on breeding grassland birds in mesquite savanna habitats of the Texas rolling plains

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    Lee, Stephanie L.

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    and nesting ecology of breeding grassland birds (i.e., nest-site selection and nest success) in mesquite-dominated rangeland of the Texas Rolling Plains, where prescribed fire is used as a tool to manage shrub encroachment. Brush cover, grass cover, and visual...

  8. Coil Winding for the Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet Mark D. Bird, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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    Weston, Ken

    Coil Winding for the Series-Connected Hybrid Magnet Mark D. Bird, National High Magnetic Field will produce for MagLab users magnetic fields of 36T featuring unprecedented (1ppm) homogeneity. Winding of the superconducting coil, the largest component of the magnet windings, is well underway. The superconducting coil

  9. Fuzzy Clustering in Biochemical Analysis of Cancer Cells Xiao-Ying Wang Jonathan M. Garibaldi Benjamin Bird Mike W. George

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    , with high death rates reported in the United Kingdom (13,000 p.a.) and the United States of America (40 Benjamin Bird Mike W. George Department of Computer Science and IT The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom Department of Chemistry The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom {xyw, jmg

  10. Aquatic macroinvertebrate food resources for birds in a Texas coastal marsh 

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    Sipocz, Andrew Vincent

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AQUATIC MACROINVERTEBRATE FOOD RESOURCES FOR BIRDS IN A TEXAS COASTAL MARSH A Thesis by ANDREW VINCENT SIPOCZ Submitted t o the O f f i c e of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M U n i v e r s i t y i n p a r t i a l f u l f i l l m e n... A&M U n i v e r s i t y i n p a r t i a l f u l f i l l m e n t of the requirements f o r the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as t o s t y l e and content by: M i l t o n W. W e l l e r ( C h a i r of Committee) W i l i i a m J . C l a r...

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

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    Kerlinger, Paul

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Environmental effects of dredging: Building, developing, and managing dredged material islands for bird habitat. Technical note

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    Landin, M.C.

    1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This note describes the environmental considerations and techniques that have been developed and tested for building, developing, and managing dredged material islands for use by birds for nesting and other life requirements. The text of this note was taken from lectures presented from 1979 to 1986 at the Dredging Short Courses held each year by the Texas AM University Center for Dredging Studies and from information compiled for Engineer Manual EM 1110-2-5026 entitled `Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material.` One hundred years of dredging and open-water disposal operations by the Corps of Engineers (CE), state agencies, and private enterprise has resulted in the creation of over 2000 man-made islands throughout US coastal waters, riverine waterways, and the Great Lakes. The CE continues to maintain an interest in developing such islands because of its responsibility in using environmentally acceptable disposal methods and sites, the increasing shortage of upland disposal sites, the need for wildlife habitats in waterway areas, and the islands` recreational potential.

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

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    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

    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.

  14. Weaving together the threads of transportation infrastructure : an intermodal transportation station for the proposed MBTA urban ring, Sullivan Square Station, Boston

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    Hekel, Frank John

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transportation infrastructure in all its manifestations represents a huge capital investment expended during the evolution of a city and is perhaps the most visible character defining weave of any urban fabric. This weave, ...

  15. Enlisting the support of the Texas birding community into the wildlife management process, with comparisons to Texas waterfowl hunters

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    Leifester, Jason Andrew

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . For example, habitat damage and disturbance of wildlife often occur due to the actions of large numbers of birders in pursuit of a new or rare species (Wilkes 1977; Boyle and Samson 1985). These activities bear resemblance to consumptive use of wildlife... in their overall effect on habitats. Other actions of recreational birders are much like hunters. Birders stalk their quarry. Many birders also keep lists of the species they have identified. When new birds are seen, they are added to the birders' lists...

  16. Jeffrey F. Kelly Peer-Reviewed Publications

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    Kelly, Jeff

    , T Piersma, A Saveliev. In Review. Reconstruction of bird movements from solar geolocation archival tags. In Review. Restoration practices have positive effects on breeding bird species of concern in the Chihuahuan to track small migratory birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 48 Contina, A, ES. Bridge, NS Seavy, JM

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

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

    2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Research staff at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center began studying the effects of crude oil and petroleum products on birds in the late 1970's under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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    Torgersen, Christian

    oil and petroleum products on birds in the late 1970's under a grant from the U.S. Environmental products, can vary greatly in their composition and toxicity. Q: How do birds become exposed to oil? A: All: Avian embryos, especially very young ones, are very sensitive to crude oil and refined petroleum

  19. Final Report of the Mid-Atlantic Marine Wildlife Surveys, Modeling...

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    Population and Habitat Assessment Branch, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Veit R.R., T.P. White, M. Martin, and M.J. Steinkamp. 2010. At-Sea...

  20. Ecology, 89(4), 2008, pp. 928934 2008 by the Ecological Society of America

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    BICHIER,2 NICHOLAS A. BARBER,3 KAILEN A. MOONEY,4 AND DANIEL S. GRUNER 5,8 1 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO, AA 34002 USA 2 Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park

  1. University of Toronto National Biology Competition

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    Toronto, University of

    . Which of the following species would most likely show the greatest increase in mortality rate because of the introduction of a new road? a. Migratory birds b. Humans c. Trees whose pollen and seeds are dispersed by wind

  2. Received 6 September 2002 Accepted 12 November 2002

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    , Box 50 007, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden Bird migration requires high energy expenditure, and long in southeast Sweden and exposed to a magnetic treatment simulating a migratory flight to northern Egypt

  3. Oglesbee Residence 

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    Raiford Stripling Associates, Inc.; Stripling, Raiford L.

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Humans and horses are infected with West Nile Encephalitis after being bitten by mosquitoes that transmit the virus. Migratory birds are thought to be responsible for the introduction of the virus into new areas. This publication explains...

  4. Spatial analysis of West Nile Virus and predictors of hyperendemicity in the Texas equine industry

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    Wittich, Courtney Anne

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    possible environmental factors associated with outbreaks. Locations in close proximity to lakes, bird breeding routes, migratory flyway zones, crop farm and agricultural land, and all dense vegetation were found to be important environmental predictors...

  5. Poison Frog Colors Are Honest Signals of Toxicity, Particularly for Bird Predators. Author(s): Martine E. Maan and Molly E. Cummings

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    Cummings, Molly E.

    Poison Frog Colors Are Honest Signals of Toxicity, Particularly for Bird Predators. Author://www.jstor.org #12;vol. 179, no. 1 the american naturalist january 2012 E-Article Poison Frog Colors Are Honest-polymorphic strawberry poison frog, Dendrobates pumilio. Using a mouse-based toxicity assay, we find extreme variation

  6. DIVERSITY AND PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF HEMOSPORIDIAN PARASITES IN BIRDS OF SOCORRO ISLAND, M EXICO, AND THEIR ROLE IN THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF

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    Sehgal, Ravinder

    , Juan E. Mart´inez-Go´mez*, Gediminas Valki"unas, Claire Loiseau, Douglas A. Bell, and Ravinder N. M of the concentration of critically endangered bird species (Mart´inez-Go´ mez and Curry, 1996; Mart´inez-Go´ mez et al., 2001; Mart´inez-Go´ mez and Jacobsen, 2004; Mart´inez-Go´ mez et al., 2010). Socorro Island

  7. 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

  8. aan ekerciolu at a bird-banding station he set up in Aras, a small village near Turkey's closely monitored border with Armenia. letter from turkey

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    Alvarado, Alejandro Sánchez

    Ã?aan ekerciolu at a bird-banding station he set up in Aras, a small village near Turkey's closely monitored border with Armenia. letter from turkey NAturAl HIStorIeS A journey in the shadow of Ararat. By el as space. In Orhan Pamuk's novel "Snow," a writer called Ka returns to Turkey after twelve years

  9. FLOW SOURCES AND FORMATION LAWS OF SOLAR WIND N. A. LOTOVA1, V. N. OBRIDKO1, K. V. VLADIMIRSKII2, M. K. BIRD3 and

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    Padmanabhan, Janardhan

    FLOW SOURCES AND FORMATION LAWS OF SOLAR WIND STREAMS N. A. LOTOVA1, V. N. OBRIDKO1, K. V. VLADIMIRSKII2, M. K. BIRD3 and P. JANARDHAN3, 1IZMIRAN, Troitsk, Moscow Region, 142190, Russia (e-mail: nlotova structure of the solar wind flow is studied in the main acceleration zone from 10 to 40 solar radii from

  10. Large-scale features affect spatial variation in seed dispersal by birds in juniper1 Jos L. Tellera Luis M. Carrascal Toms Santos3

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    · pellet rain ·38 seed dispersal · Turdus sp.39 40 Introduction41 Fruit production is a common evolutionary. This paper studies the spatial variation in24 seeds regurgitated within pellets by wintering thrushes (G gradient during two26 winters of contrasting cone and bird abundance. It explicitly explores whether pellet

  11. 36 selected citations from Petroleum: An Annotated Bibliography on Petroleum Pollution Chabreck, R. H. 1973. Bird usage of marsh ponds subjected to oil spills. Proceedings of the

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    Torgersen, Christian

    36 selected citations from Petroleum: An Annotated Bibliography on Petroleum Pollution Chabreck, R period. Data on bird usage, plants, invertebrates, fish, and oil in sediments and water. The petroleum and calculated LC50s Anderson, R. D. 1975. Petroleum hydrocarbons and oyster resources of Galveston Bay, Texas

  12. Early Birds, Night Owls,and Tireless/Recurring Itinerants: An Exploratory Analysis of Extreme Transit Behaviors in Beijing, China

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    Long, Ying; Zhou, Jiangping; Chai, Yanwei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper seeks to understand extreme public transit riders in Beijing using both traditional household survey and emerging new data sources such as Smart Card Data (SCD). We focus on four types of extreme transit behaviors: public transit riders who (1) travel significantly earlier than average riders (the 'early birds'); (2) ride in unusual late hours (the 'night owls'); and (3) commute in excessively long distance (the 'tireless itinerants'); (4) travel over frequently in a day (the 'recurring itinerants). SCD are used to identify the spatiotemporal patterns of these three extreme transit behaviors. In addition, household survey data are employed to supplement the socioeconomic background and provide a tentative profiling of extreme travelers. While the research findings are useful to guide urban governance and planning in Beijing, the methods developed in this paper can be applied to understand travel patterns elsewhere.

  13. Concentrations of trace and other elements in the organs of wild rats and birds from the Northern Guinea savanna of Nigeria

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    Kapu, M.M.; Schaeffer, D.J. (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana (United States)); Akanya, H.O. (Federal Univ. of Technology, Minna (Nigeria)); Ega, R.A.; Olofu, E.O.; Balarabe, M.L. (Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria (Nigeria)); Chafe, U.M. (Usmanu Danfodiyo Univ., Sokota (Nigeria))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In regions of human activities, where metal enter local aquatic ecosystems from the atmosphere and through wastewater outfalls, metal concentrations in food chains can exceed natural background levels and be above the threshold levels for sensitive species. Accordingly, metal levels in the organs and tissues of livestock and wildlife have been extensively studied. However, there are no reports of metal concentrations in the organs and tissues of wild animals from the Northern Guinea savanna of Nigeria. The mole rat (Africanthus niloticus, L) and village weaver bird (Ploceus cucullatus, L) contribute significantly to farm crop losses from sowing to harvest. Because there are no industries capable of causing metal contamination in the study area, the present study was undertaken to determine the natural baseline levels of metals for wild rats and birds from this environment.

  14. Effects of pelleting, dietary protein, energy, and calcium level and intermittent antibiotic supplementation on summer feed consumption and performance of fall-hatched birds

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    Fowler, John Clemons

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECTS OF PELLET1NG, DIETARY PRO'TEIN, ENERGY, AND CALCIUM LEVEL AND INTERMITTENT ANTIBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTATION ON SUMMER FEED CONSUMPTION AND PERFORMANCE OF FALL -. HATCHED BIRDS A Thesis By John Clemons Fowler Submitted to '. he Graduate... College of the Texas A8? Universi y in partial fi lfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1967 Major Subject Poultry Science EFFECTS OF PELLETING, DIETARY PROTEIN, ENERGY, AND CALCIUM LEVEL AND INTERMITTENT...

  15. Please cite this article in press as: A.P. Mller, et al., High frequency of albinism and tumours in free-living birds around Chernobyl, Mutat. Res.: Genet. Toxicol. Environ. Mutagen. (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mrgentox.2013.04.019

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    in free-living birds around Chernobyl, Mutat. Res.: Genet. Toxicol. Environ. Mutagen. (2013), http.elsevier.com/locate/mutres High frequency of albinism and tumours in free-living birds around Chernobyl A.P. Møllera, , A Keywords: Albinism Chernobyl Population decline Radiation Tumours a b s t r a c t The effects

  16. 83www.acschemicalbiology.org VOL.3 NO.2 ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY In the hopes of avoiding a pandemic in humans by the deadly bird flu virus, intense efforts to

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    Sasisekharan, Ram

    in humans by the deadly bird flu virus, intense efforts to determine the molecular features responsible for species-specific infection are underway. A key step in the process by which influenza A viruses infect on the surface of host epithelial cells. Now, Chandrasekaran et al. (Nat. Biotechnol. 2008, 26, 107-113) report

  17. PD AVIAN FORM 01 (May 2014) All Requested Data Must Be Provided Page 1 of 2 Please use the avian necropsy submission form if for diagnostic necropsy/analysis on birds or tissues.

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    Store Hauler Live Bird Market (At Market) Passive Surveillance Truck/Crate Wash Wholesaler Production8 LCD EGG QC Other Pullet House Name Layer House Destination Regulatory Investigation / Disease Premises Identification Number Flock ID/Name/House #/Floor #/Pen # or Q # Address City, State, Zip Phone

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

    2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Lord, Rexford D

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. NATURE|Vol 435|26 May 2005 AVIAN FLU COMMENTARY he emergence of the highly pathogenic

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    Cai, Long

    's Gen- Bank database. Six months later, the sequences of 150 human H3N2 isolates had been deter- mined and made available. Information now deposited in GenBank from various sources includes sequences of 110 in the generation and maintenance of the virus, with migratory birds possibly contributing to the spread

  2. Migrating Songbirds Recalibrate Their Magnetic Compass Daily

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    Murphy, Troy G.

    Migrating Songbirds Recalibrate Their Magnetic Compass Daily from Twilight Cues William W. Cochran, the same individuals migrated northward again. We suggest that birds orient with a magnetic compass­3) after a voyage of up to 25,000 km (4, 5). Migratory songbirds can orient on the basis of compass

  3. Econometrics: A Bird's Eye View

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    Geweke, John; Horowitz, Joel; Pesaran, M Hashem

    cycle of about 7—11 years duration, commonly known as the Juglar cycle. Other economists such as Kitchin, Kuznets and Kondratieff followed Juglar’s lead and discovered the inventory cycle (3—5 years duration), the building cy- cle (15—25 years duration...

  4. Cosmology: a bird's eye view

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    Alan A. Coley; Sigbjorn Hervik; Woei Chet Lim

    2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this essay we discuss the difference in views of the Universe as seen by two different observers. While one of the observers follows a geodesic congruence defined by the geometry of the cosmological model, the other observer follows the fluid flow lines of a perfect fluid with a linear equation of state. We point out that the information these observers collect regarding the state of the Universe can be radically different; while one observes a non-inflating ever-expanding ever-lasting universe, the other observer can experience a dynamical behaviour reminiscent to that of quintessence or even that of a phantom cosmology leading to a 'big rip' singularity within finite time (but without the need for exotic forms of matter).

  5. NREL: Energy Analysis - Lori Bird

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Saleshttp://www.fnal.gov/directorate/nalcal/nalcal02_07_05_files/nalcal.gifNRELPower SystemsDebbieJessicaLiz Torres Photo of

  6. Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, are large, migratory, coastal pelagic fish

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    ), where they range from Key West, Florida, along the entire coast to Campeche, Mexico (Dawson, 1971), R

  7. Cape Fear River Basin Action Plan for Migratory Fish

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    those built to produce hydroelectric power and store drinking water, which block fish from returning

  8. air reduce migratory: Topics by E-print Network

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    2011-01-01 17 Technology and policy options for reducing industrial air pollutants in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area MIT - DSpace Summary: Technology plays an important role in...

  9. Biocomplexity in a highly migratory pelagic marine fish, Atlantic herring

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    Ruzzante, Daniel E.

    , Denmark 4 Tja¨rno¨ Marine Biological Laboratory, Department of Marine Ecology, Go¨teborg University, Stro¨mstad

  10. EXPOSURE OF MIGRATORY SHOREBIRDS TO ORGANOPHOSPHORUS AND CARBMATE PESTICIDES AT MIGRATORY STOPOVER AND NON-BREEDING SITES

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    -breasted Sandpipers and other upland shorebirds are particularly likely to encounter agrochemicals due

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

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    Bockelie, Adam

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  12. Primary feather molt of juvenile mourning doves in Texas 

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    Morrow, Michael Eugene

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mourning dove breeds throughout the 48 contiguous states of the United States, portions of the Candadian provinces, the Greater Antilles, and Mexico (Keeler 1977). In the United States, hunting of mourning doves during 1980 was permitted in 32 of the 48... year than the combined total of all other migratory game birds (Keeler 1977). Management of mourning doves has been focused primarily on regulating hunting to achieve proper harvest (Dolton 1977). Recently a gradual decline in the breeding...

  13. Special Publication Number 5, List Of Translations 

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    Edwards, Shirley J.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF TRANSLATIONS 1 Abar, ?.; Ackermann, R.; and Danielova, V. 1977. Think of it now: Tick encephalitis! (Jetzt dran denken: Zeckenenzephalitis). / Med. Trib., v. 12 (27), ?? 7? (German). / Order from U. S. Naval Med. Research Unit #3, Cairo, Egypt as 1258....), Migratory birds and their role in distribution of arboviruses. / Sibirst. Otd. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Biol. Inst., Akad. Med. Nauk SSSR, Inst. Polio. Virus. Entsef., Minist. Zdravookhr. RSFSR, Omsk. Inst. Pri rod.-Ochag. Infekts., pp. 278-283. (Russian...

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

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    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

    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.

  15. Status of Avian Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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    Sinclair, K.

    2001-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    As the use of wind energy expands across the United States, concerns about the impacts of commercial wind farms on bird and bat populations are frequently raised. Two primary areas of concern are (1) possible litigation resulting from the killing of even one bird if it is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Endangered Species Act, or both; and (2) the effect of avian mortality on bird populations. To properly address these concerns, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supports scientifically based avian/wind power interaction research. In this paper I describe NREL's field-based research projects and summarize the status of the research. I also summarize NREL's other research activities, including lab-based vision research to increase the visibility of moving turbine blades and avian acoustic research, as well as our collaborative efforts with the National Wind Coordinating Committee's Avian Subcommittee.

  16. Birds of the Ketchikan Area, Southeast Alaska

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    ... original observations are as follows: (RWB) Robert W. Bale, (CB) Chris Betrus, (CC-B) Cole Crocker-Bedford, (DB) David Bowers, (GB) Gretchen ... Banks, R. C., Cicero, C., Dunn, J. L., Kratter, A. W., Rasmussen, P. C., Remsen, J. V., Rising, J. D., and Stotz, D. F. 2004. ...

  17. A bird's eye view of quantum computers

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    Giuliano Benenti; Giuliano Strini

    2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. George W. Bird, Professor Michigan State University

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    /Rhizosphere Energy CO2 H2O Nutrients Role of nematodes et al. in nutrient transport and transformation. #12;Vertical Crop Shoot System Nutrient Inputs Bacterial Feeding Nematodes, Amoebae, Flagellates and Ciliates Fungal Ground System. . Bacteria #12; Essential Component of Organic Agriculture. Climbing Mt. Organic Phase

  19. Controlling Roosting Birds in Urban Areas

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    Texas Wildlife Services

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    . Foradditionalinformationcontactthenearest office of Texas Cooperative Extension?Wildlife Services. TCE?Wildlife Services P.O. Box 100410 ? San Antonio, Texas 78201-1710 1M, Reprint ...

  20. Batrachotoxin alkaloids from passerine birds: A second toxic bird genus (Ifrita kowaldi)

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    batrachotoxinin-A cis-crotonate (1), an allylically rearranged 16-acetate (2), which can form from 1

  1. Bird Populations 9:29-41 The Institute for Bird Populations 2009

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    DeSante, David F.

    aparente. Las simulaciones se basaron en el rango completo de valores parametrales, entre 0.1 y 0.9 para

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

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    Mabey, Sarah; Cooper, Brian

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Early Migratory Behavior of Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) Pups from Bering Island, Russia

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    Lee, Olivia Astillero

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    .................................................................................................... 102 xiii FIGURE Page 20 Calculation of fractal dimension using V fractals in which the dividers walked along the path... increases in population growth without long lag periods between the end of harvests and an increase in population size, but other policies were far less successful. Fig. 1. Northern fur seal breeding populations and species range (yellow). One...

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

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    Walther, Benjamin (Benjamin Dwaine)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orien-talis), a highly migratory species, is

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    in the temperate zone of the northern Pacific Ocean (Yamanaka, 1982; Bayliff, 1994) in con- trast to T. thynnus, which inhabits the Atlantic Ocean (Collette, 1999). Current knowledge on the migration of Pacific in the northwest Pacific Ocean in an area from the Philippines past Taiwan to Okinawa from April to June, and small

  6. The multiple migratory mechanisms of systemically infused mesenchymal stem cells to sites of inflammation

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    Teo, Grace Sock Leng

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Systemically infused mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are being explored for their immunomodulatory therapeutic potential in multiple inflammatory pathologies. This therapeutic potential has been associated with the ability ...

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

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    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

    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.

  8. La porta stretta. L'Italia e "l'altra riva" tra colonialismo e politiche migratorie

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    Dal Lago, Alessandro

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    di condizionarne la cultura politica. Ruggero Zangrandi, Ile globalizzata della politica delle In generale Renatadell’unificazione, la politica estera italiana è oscillata

  9. Migratory connectivity in Arctic geese: spring stopovers are the weak links in meeting targets for breeding

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    Kleyer, Michael

    makes geese particularly vul- nerable to the impact of climate change. There is an increasing mismatch trends in the Arctic target areas. Keywords Capital breeding Á Climate change Á Energetic costs 119313, Russia J. Stahl Landscape Ecology Group, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany 123 J

  10. A Foraging Cost of Migration for a Partially Migratory Cyprinid Fish

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    ­70% of their energy reserves during their spawning migration [12], and both sustained flight and also stop, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2 National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University

  11. La porta stretta. L'Italia e "l'altra riva" tra colonialismo e politiche migratorie

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    Dal Lago, Alessandro

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    anni, dei danni di guerra al governo libico. 12 Ma, al di làa particolari reazioni. Il governo italiano, da sempre assaidiverse iniziative del governo (come la schedatura dei rom,

  12. The Effect of Radio-Collar Weight on Survival of Migratory Caribou

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    Festa-Bianchet, Marco

    or vital rates of the subject (Bank et al. 2000, Venturato et al. 2009). Although all possible measures (GPS) engines, 2-way communication, geofencing and proximity sensors, longer battery life, or onboard

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

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    Schreck, Carl B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Economic Impact of the Florida Apiculture Industry

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    Florida, University of

    ............................................................................................................................................12 Surveys..........................................................................................................13 Beekeeper Survey Results ...................................................................................................................16 Migratory Beekeeping Operations

  15. Dynamic NetworksDynamic Networks ApplicationsApplications

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of today. #12;The study of the efficient operation on transportation networks dates to ancient Rome telecommunication networks and energy networks. No longer are networks independent of one another but critically. #12;MBTA Network #12;Major Highway and Railroad Networks in the US #12;Water Freight Transport Routes

  16. Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia Riverin the Lower Columbia River

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    on PITPredation Rates on PITtagged tagged SalmonidSalmonid Stocks byStocks by DoubleDouble crested CormorantsPredation on Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary · Predation rates on PITtagged upriver stocks ranged from 1% to 8 on DDT (1972) ­ Following prohibition on take (MBTA listing in 1972) · Western

  17. Status of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory Avian Research Program

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    Sinclair, K. C.

    1999-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    As wind energy development expands, concern over possible negative impacts of wind farms on birds remains an issue to be addressed. The concerns are twofold: (1) possible litigation over the killing of even one bird if it is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and/or the Endangered Species Act, and (2) the effect of avian mortality on bird populations. To properly address these concerns, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working collaboratively with stakeholders including utilities, environmental groups, consumer advocates, regulators, government officials, and the wind industry, supports an avian-wind interaction research program. The objectives of the program are to conduct and sponsor scientifically based research that will ultimately lead to the reduction of avian fatality due to wind energy development throughout the United States. The approach for this program involves cooperating with the various stakeholders to study the impacts of current wind plants on avian populations, developing approaches to siting wind plants that avoid avian problems in the future, and investigating methods for reducing or eliminating impacts on birds due to the development of wind energy. This paper summarizes the research projects currently supported by NREL.

  18. "Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert,

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Volume 2, Number 11, July 5, 1976 University of Victoria Grads farepoorly study shows By John Driscoll a survey of employers in the Victoria area suggests that demands for new professional, administrative- bia," said Beach. He pointed to a Department of Manpower and Immigration survey in August, 1974, which

  19. September 15-21, 2012 Aboard National Geographic Sea Bird

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    along the Palouse River. #12;4 hELLS CAnyOn: North America's deep- est river gorge, Hells Canyon Palouse river hells Canyon CLArkS

  20. October 21-27, 2012 Aboard National Geographic Sea Bird

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    Connor, Ed

    along the Palouse River. #12;4 HellS CAnyOn: North America's deep- est river gorge, Hells Canyon Palouse river Hells Canyon ClArkSTOn: Named for explorer William Clark, Clarkston and the nearby insight into what life was like for the explorers. expedition HigHligHtS PAlOuSe river: This winding

  1. OIKOS 96: 169181, 2002 Are land bird assemblages functionally saturated?

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    Medellín, Rodrigo

    in Mexico He´ctor Go´mez de Silva and Rodrigo A. Medelli´n Go´mez de Silva, H. and Medelli´n, R. A. 2002 such patterns in their regional species pools. H. Go´mez de Sil6a and R. A. Medelli´n, Instituto de Ecologi

  2. Supporting Information Bird et al. 10.1073/pnas.1003719108

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    -half of the 2 age range. Cesium-137 activities peak between 8.7- and 10.5-cm depth, indicating that sediment (Fig. 2). These anom- alous ages may represent old carbon being washed into the sys- tem, contamination

  3. NGL Downlight Demonstration Project: Alston & Bird, LLP, Law...

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    downlight luminaires were installed in residential and commercial buildings; light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires represent less than 1% of this installed base. Downlight...

  4. Microsoft Word - NGL Downlight Report Alston Bird CBI FINAL 2015...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    downlight luminaires were installed in residential and commercial buildings; light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires represent less than 1% of this installed base. Downlight...

  5. Galapagos Shearwaters Killed by Man-O'-War Birds

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    Ronald W. Smith Journal:  Condor Volume:  41 Issue:  5 (September-October) Section:  From Field and Study Year:  1939 Pages:  216

  6. area bird community: Topics by E-print Network

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    significantly varied along the forest management cycle. Seven new species appeared after harvest, but the total number did not vary by the end of the forest management cycle, and...

  7. A bird's eye view of f(R)-gravity

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    S. Capozziello; M. De Laurentis; V. Faraoni

    2009-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We survey the landscape of $f(R)$ theories of gravity in their various formulations, which have been used to model the cosmic acceleration as alternatives to dark energy and dark matter. Besides, we take into account the problem of gravitational waves in such theories. We discuss some successes of $f(R)$-gravity (where $f(R)$ is a generic function of Ricci scalar $R$), theoretical and experimental challenges that they face in order to satisfy minimal criteria for viability.

  8. Bird Communities in Andean Premontane Forests of Northwestern Argentina.

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    Lucio R. Malizia, Pedro G. Blendinger, M. Eva Alvarez, Luis O. Rivera, Natalia Politi and Guillermo Nicolossi ...

  9. Bird Banding Fall 2014 The Arboretum at Penn State

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    Boyer, Elizabeth W.

    -Central Rail Trail in Big Hollow, approximately 0.5 mile NW of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. Banding is forest edge of brush growth, primarily 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 9-Sep 11-Sep 13-Sep 15-Sep 17-Sep

  10. Bird Banding Fall 2013 The Arboretum at Penn State

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    Kaye, Jason P.

    to the Bellefonte Central Rail Trail in Big Hollow, approximately 0.5 mile NW of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens. Habitat is forest edge of brush growth (primarily invasive privet) with pokeweed

  11. A GasdynamicAcoustic Model of a Bird Scare Gun

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    ,000--200,000 explosions is attainable. The mechanism is simple. A carefully­controlled mixture of air and propane or butane gas (stoichiometric 1 mixture, or a little bit richer than that) is periodically (every 5 or 10 into the open air. An interesting detail in the design gave, without any further analy­ sis, already insight

  12. A Gasdynamic-Acoustic Model of a Bird Scare Gun

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    Rienstra, Sjoerd W.

    ,000­200,000 explosions is attainable. The mechanism is simple. A carefully-controlled mixture of air and propane or butane gas (stoichiometric1 mixture, or a little bit richer than that) is periodically (every 5 or 10 into the open air. An interesting detail in the design gave, without any further analy- sis, already insight

  13. Common Nesting Bird Species Common Name Latin Name AOU Code

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    -25 m Aspen/Maple AUWA 4 2 14 14 2-16 m Maple/Fir BHGR 3.5 1 12.5 12 2-5 m Maple/Fir WETA 3.5 1 13 10 4 Excavators ACWO 4.5 1 11.5 31 0 % Aspen WISA 5.5 1 13 31.5 28 % Aspen RNSA 5.5 1 13 27 12 % Aspen DOWO 4.5 1.5 12 22.5 0 % Aspen HAWO 4 1 14 29 0 % Aspen RSFL 7.5 1.5 11.5 26.5 56 % Aspen/Fir PYNU 7 1 15.5 22 57

  14. Pervasive poleward shifts among North American bird species

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    Peterson, A. Townsend; Martí nez-Meyer, Enrique

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Climate change is expected to influence species’ geographic distributions in the form of poleward and upward range expansion combined with extirpations from the equatorial and downslope sides of the distribution, but such shifts observed to date...

  15. Purple Swamphens are large, shy birds that belong to the

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    Jawitz, James W.

    to accidental releases during Hurricane Andrew. Purple Swamphens inhabit marsh wetlands and have been found

  16. Evolution of bird eggs in the absence of cuckoo parasitism

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    Lahti, David C.

    to Hispaniola. Both islands are devoid of egg-mimicking brood parasites. In these two populations, be- tween of spotting, relative to the source populations in Africa. These reductions are more pronounced on Hispaniola

  17. Manniche's the Terrestrial Mammals and Birds of Northeast Greenland

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    Journal:  Condor Volume:  13 Issue:  2 (March-April) Section:  Publications Reviewed Year:  1911 Pages:  80

  18. EFFECTS OF FOREST FRAGMENTATION ON CENTRAL AMAZONIAN BIRD A Dissertation

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    Stouffer, Phil

    , Emma DeLeon, Sinead Borchert, Angelica Hernandez Palma and Cameron Rutt. I was truly fortunate to have

  19. Habitat Acquisition Strategies for Grassland Birds in an Urbanizing Landscape

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    Miller, James R.

    for protection change as total protected effective area is traded off against total distance. As area is weighted heavily, the selected parcels coalesce around core reserves but protect less area. The differences protection in metropolitan areas is commonly used as a policy for regulating landscape change in the United

  20. Myoglobin Adaptation in Terrestrial and Diving Birds and Mammals

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    Wright, Traver J.

    2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    , less is known about molecular adaptation of Mb functional properties. Novel methods were developed to extract Mb from frozen muscle and determine Mb oxygen affinity (P_(50)) by generating a high resolution oxygen dissociation curve at 37°C...

  1. ASRS Database Report Set Bird or Animal Strike Reports

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    be limited. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its ASRS current contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, specifically disclaim any responsibility for any interpretation which may be made by others

  2. avian influenza bird: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    to Grow in the Presence of Interferon and Evaluation of the NS1 Mutant Viruses as Potential DIVA Vaccines Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: A proper vaccination program...

  3. Pale bird malabsorption syndrome-etiology and immunology

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    Clark, Fred Dustan

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and increased IgG and IgM responses. Histologically, an increase in inflammatory cell foci, focal fatty changes in the liver and an epicarditis was observed. ACKNOLEDGENENTS I would like to extend a special thanks to the chairman of my committee: Dr. L. C... with producer "8" 20 Graph depictinq the IgG Levels in serum collected from 10 chicks at day 0 ot the first laboratory experiment . . . . 24 Serum TgG responses of individual broilers from control and reovirus groups at 7 days post inoculation in the first...

  4. For the Birds: The Magic of Color in Feathers

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    that are understood to provide the pigmentation that confers color to animal skin, hair, and feathers. So, how is nature able to achieve such a wide variety of colors with so...

  5. White Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTown ofNationwideWTEDBird, Idaho: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search

  6. This research is for the birds-really, It Is

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron Spin Transition in2, 2003 (Next Release on5,9,9,33,37 U.S.This Research

  7. For the Birds: The Magic of Color in Feathers

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) Environmental Assessments (EA)Budget(DANCE) Target 1 FlightFlynnFoodForTeachers

  8. For the birds | Y-12 National Security Complex

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) Environmental Assessments (EA)Budget(DANCE) Target 1

  9. NGL Downlight Demonstration Project: Alston & Bird, LLP, Law Offices |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking ofOilNEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDS OFF BEACON COMMUNITIES NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDS

  10. Bird Conservation International (2011) 21:438453. BirdLife International, 2011 doi:10.1017/S0959270910000626

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    both as wintering and stopover areas. Estuarine waders are particularly threatened by land reclamation

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

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    Rondorf, Dennis W.; Tiffan, Kenneth F.

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Is the Geographic Distribution of Nesting in the Kemp's Ridley Turtle Shaped by the Migratory Needs of Offspring?

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    Lohmann, Kenneth J.

    the migration of offspring. To investigate this concept, we studied the Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys might thus remain relatively stable over considerable peri- ods of time. We explore this conceptual). Hatchlings enter the sea and immediately migrate offshore to pelagic waters, thereby escaping intense

  13. Examining Management Issues for Incidentally Caught Species in Highly Migratory Species Fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

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    Chan, Valerie Ann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dynamics in the central Pacific Ocean, 1952- 1998. II. Afishing for tunas in the Pacific Ocean. Ecology and Societywestern and central north Pacific Ocean. ISC. 2013a. Stock

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

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    Rondorf, Dennis W.; Miller, William H.

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Extreme plasticity in life-history strategy allows a migratory predator (jumbo squid) to cope with a changing

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    Benoit-Bird, Kelly J.

    to 2012, small squid were abundant and matured at an unusu- ally small mantle-length (-shelf habitats were traded for accelerated reproduction at small size in an offshore environment. Both small- history strategies can coexist. Hydro-acoustic data, reveal that squid biomass in this study area nearly

  16. 60846 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices clarification of impacts to migratory

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    of Existing Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline, Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Permit, San Juan and Mc

  17. Examining Management Issues for Incidentally Caught Species in Highly Migratory Species Fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

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    Chan, Valerie Ann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the western andskipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, and bigeye tuna) whereof skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), bigeye (Thunnus obesus),

  18. RABIES PREVALENCE IN MIGRATORY TREE-BATS IN ALBERTA AND THE INFLUENCE OF ROOSTING ECOLOGY AND SAMPLING

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    Barclay, Robert

    ), increased education and improved diagnos- tics (Woldehiwet, 2005), combined with safe and effective vaccines

  19. Food habits and migratory movements of the Common Snipe (Capella gallinago delicata) in the Central Brazos Valley of Texas

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    Jirovec, David Joseph

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The l99l Census of ~Ai olt e oto e t 1 of 343, 594 or* of farm- land within the county and 261, 141 acres of pasture land. Only $72 acres of farmland were irrigated. This county is divided into seven soil types according to Moncrief (1960) ~ All... in their ability to provide protection from either the environment or predators. This type of classification might be considered ar'bitrary, but it does give definite numbers based upon definite requirements. A rating system of this type has worked...

  20. Quantum dynamics of the avian compass

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    Zachary B. Walters

    2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of migratory birds to orient relative to the Earth's magnetic field is believed to involve a coherent superposition of two spin states of a radical electron pair. However, the mechanism by which this coherence can be maintained in the face of strong interactions with the cellular environment has remained unclear. This Letter addresses the problem of decoherence between two electron spins due to hyperfine interaction with a bath of spin 1/2 nuclei. Dynamics of the radical pair density matrix are derived and shown to yield a simple mechanism for sensing magnetic field orientation. Rates of dephasing and decoherence are calculated ab initio and found to yield millisecond coherence times, consistent with behavioral experiments.

  1. Sustained Quantum Coherence and Entanglement in the Avian Compass

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    Erik Gauger; Elisabeth Rieper; John J. L. Morton; Simon C. Benjamin; Vlatko Vedral

    2011-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In artificial systems, quantum superposition and entanglement typically decay rapidly unless cryogenic temperatures are used. Could life have evolved to exploit such delicate phenomena? Certain migratory birds have the ability to sense very subtle variations in Earth's magnetic field. Here we apply quantum information theory and the widely accepted "radical pair" model to analyze recent experimental observations of the avian compass. We find that superposition and entanglement are sustained in this living system for at least tens of microseconds, exceeding the durations achieved in the best comparable man-made molecular systems. This conclusion is starkly at variance with the view that life is too "warm and wet" for such quantum phenomena to endure.

  2. Risk assessment for the Waste Technologies Industries (WTI) hazardous waste incineration facility (East Liverpool, Ohio). Volume 6. Screening ecological risk assessment

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    NONE

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Screening Ecological Risk Assessment (SERA) includes an evaluation of available biotic information from the site vicinity to provide a preliminary description of potential ecological receptors (e.g., rare, threatened and endangered species; migratory birds; and important game species), and important ecological habitats (e.g., wetland areas). A conceptual site model is developed that describe show stressors associated with the WTI facility might affect the ecological components in the surrounding environment through the development and evaluation of specific ecological endpoints. Finally, an estimate of the potential for current and/or future adverse impacts to the biotic component of the environment is provided, based on the integration of potential exposures of ecological receptors to WTI emissions and toxicological threshold values.

  3. UNIVERSITE PARIS 5 FACULTE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES SORBONNE

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    , hydrocarbures, région frontalière, Bolivie, Tarija, Argentine, Andes, Chaco, Amérique du Sud Migratory complex

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

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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. Animal Husbandry Description Units Rate Birds per cage-day 1.44$

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    Description Units Rate Anesthesia Machine Use per use 38.79$ Surgery Use w/Anesthesia per use 46.17$ Technical

  6. The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals

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    Lander, Eric S.

    The evolution of the amniotic egg was one of the great evolutionary innovations in the history of life, freeing vertebrates from an obligatory connection to water and thus permitting the conquest of terrestrial environments. ...

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

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    Evangelista, Dennis Jose

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Costs and benefits of maternally derived immunity in a game bird system 

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    Ellis, Matthew B.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the costs and benefits of maternal allocation to both mother and offspring in gamebirds, specifically ring necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and the Chinese painted quail (Coturnix chinensis). ...

  9. A landscape approach to reserving farm ponds for wintering bird refuges in Taoyuan, Taiwan

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    Fang, Wei-Ta

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    regression with error back-propagation into the paradigm of artificial neural networks (ANN). The model considers pond shape, size, neighboring farmlands, and developed areas in calculating parameters pertaining to their respective and interactive influences...

  10. Species specific blood typing in birds using hemagglutin and precipitin techniques

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    Cragg, Peter Charles

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to focus on the reactivity across several species in an attempt to relate their taxonomic relationships. The blood from six species; Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Bl khllldl'Dk(hdkdh 11), kghlggdgk (B 1 ~k), d G ld Ph (Ch PP(h B' ) 1- lected... used see Table 3. Taxonomic Grouping Ending Example order family subfamily tribe genus specific epithet species -iformes -idae -inae ? ini Anseriformes Anatidae Anserinae Anserini Branta canadensis Branta canadensis Canada Goose...

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

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    Rotor orientation to wind * Faces wind 22 29.80 0.74 -14 Away from wind 32 21.99 1.46 19 Vertical axis 0 - ­5646 2 0.87 2.31 2 Tower type Vertical axis 0 2.21 0 -4 Tubular 22 20.53 1.07 3 #12;C-3 Variable Expected Obs ÷ Exp Accountable percent Turbine modelt Micon 2 3.84 0.52 -3 Bonus 17 15.18 1.12 3 Danwin 0 0

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

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    * Faces wind 155 134.08 1.16 9 Away from wind 84 98.97 0.85 -6 Vertical axis 4 9.96 0.40 -2 Blade color.91 -2 2780 - ­3287 163 147.24 1.11 6 4014 - ­5646 6 3.89 1.54 1 Tower type * Vertical axis 4 9.96 0 and Attribute Observed Expected Obs ÷ Exp Accountable percent Turbine model* Micon 14 17.29 0.81 -1 Bonus 83 68

  13. The High Resolution Fly's Eye ( HiRes ) Project D.J. Bird,1

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    Australia 4 High Energy Astrophysics Institute, Department of Physics, U. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 to the measurement of cosmic rays in this energy range: large ground arrays ( Area > 100 km2 ), and the Nitrogen USA ABSTRACT At the present time, the origin of cosmic rays in the EH E region ( Energy > 1018 e

  14. MODULE TITLE Maths 1 for Foundation CREDIT MODULE CODE INT0020 MODULE CONVENER Dawn Bird

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    Mumby, Peter J.

    , Engineering, Science or related disciplines. It builds on the knowledge and skills developed in Foundation using partial fractions. 9. Probability. Random variables. The probability function. 10. Statistics Demonstrate understanding of and apply mathematical techniques in calculus and statistics 4 Recognise

  15. Rewards of social behavior: activation of midbrain dopamine neurons during courtship singing of male birds

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    Fukai, Tomoki

    , these studies show that a critical component of the brain reward system is markedly activated during the intense., Sotnikova, T.D., Gainetdinov, R.R., Jarvis, E.D. (2006). Social context- dependent singing-regulated dopamine. J. Neurosci. 26(35): 9010-4. 6. Hara, E., Kubikova, L., Hessler, N.A., & Jarvis, E.D. (2007

  16. Successional processes in a Texas savanna woodland: the role of birds and rodents

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    Huebotter, Neal Harvey

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dish per night on the Ls Capita Research Ares (out of a possible 50) 40 9 Proportion of dishes visited in selected microhsbitats (n 30) during each 3-night period for the seed removal trials 41 10 Hesn( SE ) seed removal ( MSR & from dishes in which... at least 1 seed wss removed (DSR& and mean&BE& number of seeds removed (MDSRP) from dishes in which st least 1 seed of s particular species wss removed (DSRP) in the woody-plant seed. removal trials on the Ls Copits Research Area 42 11 Analyses of some...

  17. The Impact Of Habitat Fragmentation On Bird Community Composition In Monteverde, Costa Rica

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    Wu, Joanna

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    4 Y - - - Parulidae Slate-throated Redstart MyioborusSuch species include the Slate— throated Redstart (MyioborusCrested Guan, Great Kiskadee, Slate-throated Redstart, and

  18. Seropositivity and Risk Factors Associated with Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Wild Birds from Spain

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    Richner, Heinz

    Spain Oscar Cabezo´ n1 , Ignacio Garci´a-Bocanegra2 , Rafael Molina-Lo´ pez3 , Ignasi Marco1 , Juan M Veterinaria, Universitat Auto`noma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, 2 Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Co´rdoba, Co´rdoba, Spain, 3 Centre de Fauna Salvatge de Torreferrussa

  19. Feather mites (Acarina: Analgesoidea) of some Texan and Mexican falconiform and strigiform birds

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    Elbihari, Sabir

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with parallel striations on surface. Seven to fifteen pairs of smooth, variable sized setae on dorsal and lateral surfaces of body. Terminal setae of males of many species appear as leaf-like lamellae, or are bifurcate on ends. Location of body setae..., usually between bases of legs III, Spermatheca difficult to distinguish; located dorsally on posterior end of body of female. Aedeagus at level of bases of legs III or IV; rarely at posterior end of body; form and size of sclerite and stylet of aedeagus...

  20. Restoring Tallgrass Prairie and Grassland Bird Populations in Tall Fescue Pastures With Winter Grazing

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    ­6% de la biomasa ae´rea total en potreros pastoreados todo el an~o, del 1­34% en los potreros pastoreados en el invierno, y de 31­34% en el remanente de la vegetacio´n nativa. La abundancia y biomasa de

  1. Sealing abandoned mines with treated flyash kills two birds with one stone

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    Giacinto, J.F.; Rafalko, L.G.; Petzrick, P. [Environmental Resources Management Inc. (United States)

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmentally benign disposal of coal combustion products/by-products (CCPs) such as flyash and bottom ash has been a problem since the first coal-fired power plant went on-line. In recent years, ways have been developed to recycle CCPs into useful commercial products like bricks and roadbase. This article describes an innovative State of Maryland program that is putting CCPs to yet another use: stabilizing abandoned mines to permanently sequester acids and harmful metals. As engineering consultants to the State's Power Plant Research Project (PPRP), Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Inc. has conducted several projects to evaluate and demonstrate the beneficial use of CCPs for deep mine stabilization. These are several hundred abandoned underground mines in western Maryland and several thousand across the Mid-Atlantic Highlands and their proximity to coal-fired plants makes it cost-effective to transport CCPs via existing railroads and highways. 8 figs.

  2. Psittacid herpesvirus associated with internal papillomatous disease and other tumors in psittacine birds

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    Styles, Darrel Keith

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to redistribution of transcription factor E2F4 into the nucleus resulting in the complex formation of retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein (pRb) and p107 thus arresting the cell cycle (Flemington, 2001; Ehmann et al., 2000). Additionally, the ubiquitin... to alter its function in different situations such as acting as a transactivator or suppressor. Meq also may translocate CDK2 into the nucleolar periphery where it activates cyclins that phosphorylates pRb (Liu and Kung, 2000). Meq?s interaction...

  3. HOW DO INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS AFFECT NATIVE PLANTS, BIRDS AND MAMMALS IN GREENWAYS?

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    Hess, George

    . Vidra What are exotic plant species? Perhaps you have noticed huge thickets of kudzu vine along, it grows _ inch per hour! Kudzu is one example of an exotic plant species. In North Carolina, exotics change the structure of the forest, as kudzu does when it covers every surface. Exotics may also

  4. Bird Census News 2009, 22/2: 76 -80 Books, reports & journals

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    : Las aves comunes reproductoras en España. Población en 2004-2006, with a short English summary). ISBN their detectability indexes, the mean field abundance of each species in 23 main environments was parameterized

  5. Birding Monterey & Carmel Packard Meeting 2007 Packard Fellows Meeting, Sept. 8, 2007

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    Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

    provide nutrients to the surface waters, allowing for an abundant marine life in the area. We encourage the Carmel) focuses the upwelling of deep, nutrient-laden Pacific waters towards the surface. These nutrients and sea otters, the latter once highly endangered, can often be seen frolicking in the kelp (brown algae

  6. From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami (BNL Women in Science Lecture)

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    Lang, Robert J.

    2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    During the 1990s, the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami revolutionized this centuries-old Japanese art of paper folding. In his talk, Lang will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami-folding problems. Conversely, algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. Lang will discuss how origami has led to huge space telescopes, safer airbags, and more.

  7. HumanWildlife Interactions 5(2):224234, Fall 2011 Bird strikes and aircraft fuselage color

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    .S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 1990 to 2008 occurred at or below 152 m above ground level (AGL along with information on flights that were gathered by federal agencies in the United States. We

  8. CALIBRATION OF PHTOTMULTIPLIER TUBES IN THE HIRES EXPERIMENT D.J. Bird,1

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    Australia 5001 Australia 4 High Energy Astrophysics Institute, Department of Physics, University of Utah in the atmosphere by extended air showers of high energy cosmic rays and gamma rays. The shower profilesRes, one also wants to measure other properties of PMTs such as cathode quantum efficiency as a function

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

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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in eastern central Patagonia, hile (46°45¢S). Journal ofand R? o Pichileufu , Patagonia, Argentina. The Americanforests in Canada and Patagonia, and temperate forests in

  10. Quantifying Relationships Between Bird And Butterfly Community Shifts And Environmental Change.

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    Debinski, Diane M.; VanNimwegen, Ron E.; Jakubauskas, Mark E.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and butterflies. We did not sample larger areas in larger meadows, but focused solely on a constant total area for both our satellite data analysis and ecological community data. To streamline the process, we used Erdas Imagine ver- sion 8.2 (Leica Geosystems...] 5 1148, mean 5 3.21 ha). NDVI and climate trends The Gallatins showed more among-year variability in the NDVI than the Tetons, as evidenced by their F ratios (Gallatins, F 5 1.87, df 5 3, 96, P 5 0.140; Tetons, F 5 1.02, df 5 3, 96, P 5 0...

  11. Inactivation of various influenza strains to model avian influenza (Bird Flu) with various disinfectant chemistries.

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    Oberst, R. D.; Bieker, Jill Marie; Souza, Caroline Ann

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the grave public health implications and economic impact possible with the emergence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza A isolate, H5N1, currently circulating in Asia we have evaluated the efficacy of various disinfectant chemistries against surrogate influenza A strains. Chemistries included in the tests were household bleach, ethanol, Virkon S{reg_sign}, and a modified version of the Sandia National Laboratories developed DF-200 (DF-200d, a diluted version of the standard DF-200 formulation). Validation efforts followed EPA guidelines for evaluating chemical disinfectants against viruses. The efficacy of the various chemistries was determined by infectivity, quantitative RNA, and qualitative protein assays. Additionally, organic challenges using combined poultry feces and litter material were included in the experiments to simulate environments in which decontamination and remediation will likely occur. In all assays, 10% bleach and Sandia DF-200d were the most efficacious treatments against two influenza A isolates (mammalian and avian) as they provided the most rapid and complete inactivation of influenza A viruses.

  12. EarlyBird: Learning-based Mobile Prefetching through Content Preference and Usage Pattern

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    Liu, Xin

    , access- ing such embedded content is often slow, expensive, and energy-draining due to the nature network con- ditions (where we leverage existing techniques). We build a regression-based content their delays by at least 62% at the cost of no more than 3% battery and 40MB/month cel- lular data consumption

  13. A consumer-oriented approach to interpretive program planning for birding

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    Hobson, William Joseph

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factors. This study supports the contention that a more direct method of obtaining information from visitors is needed. These results were counter to intuition, implying that more than expertise alone is needed for planning. Implications... traditionally focused on the resource base first, developed program objectives next, then decided the media to present this information to the public. This present study examines an alternative method of planning; namely, consulting the visitor first...

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

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    Brusati, Elizabeth Diane

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    apologize for making her crawl through the mud to Nueces Berms. Kim identified invertebrates collected on Mustang Island. Staff and students at the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation gave me both logistical and moral support. The Welder Foundation... water depths at study sites, these categories were converted to real depths based on published data (Hayman et al. 1986) and specimens at the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation in Sinton, Texas. I also noted temperature and wind speed...

  15. ?-adrenergic and serotoninergic control of diet-induced thermogenesis in birds.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    - experimental lines, oral administration of DL-propranolol, a non-specific P-blocking agent (PPL, 5 mg effect of propranolol (DFF+PPL) was also studied in females of both lines (table I). The anorectic effect

  16. 42 IEEE Spectrum | April 2004 | NA BirdsHow do you study a thing

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    Lu, Chenyang

    of simple com- putation and communication, plus a few environmental sensors, a battery, and an antenna-year-old light- house, "but I don't." We've walked here along a narrow plank way from the old lightkeeper's cottage, now used to house the ometime next month, not long after winter has called it quits

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

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    Evangelista, Dennis Jose

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano17, ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC), which was insensor (Nano17, ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC). The

  18. Habitat relationships of seven breeding bird species in the Leon River Watershed investigated at local scales 

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    Juarez Berrios, Edwin Alfredo

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past 100?150 years Texas rangelands have dramatically changed from native open savannahs to dense woodlands. On the Edwards plateau, a major management concern is the increasing encroachment of Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei). Preceding...

  19. The Chimalapas Region, Oaxaca, Mexico: a high-priority region for bird conservation in Mesoamerica

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    Peterson, A. Townsend; Navarro-Sigü enza, Adolfo G.; Herná ndez-Bañ os, Blanca E.; Escalona-Segura, Griselda; Rebó n-Gallardo, Fanny; Rodrí guez-Ayala, Emir; Figueroa-Esquivel, Elsa M.; Cabrera-Garcí a, Leonardo

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Chimalapas lie in the easternmost corner of Oaxaca (Figure 1), at the shared border of Oaxaca, Veracruz and Chiapas. With Chajul (Chiapas) and Calakmul (Campeche) they rank among the largest pristine tropical regions of Mexico, holding an impressive number... of vegetation types, including cloud forest, trop- ical rainforest, semi-deciduous tropical forest, humid pine-oak forest, and deciduous tropical forest (Binford 1989, Wendt 1989, 1993; Figure 2). The region had its geological origins in the Upper Cretaceous...

  20. A taxonomic study of Family Proctophyllodidae and Aloptidae (Analgoidea) of Costa Rican passeriform birds

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    Wang, Wen Sam Tsai

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sh ve, vi ? Anus ? Adanal discs ? Anal shields ? Epimerites ? Genital discs ? Genital organ ? Metapodosomal shields ? Supranal concavity ? Terminal cleft ? Ventrolateral shields ? Anal seta ? Central setae ? Coxal III seta ? Dorsal... hysterosomal setae ? Humeral seta ? Lateral hysterosomal setae ? External and internal postanal setae ? Coxal I seta ? External and internal scapular setae ? Subhumeral seta ? External and internal vertical setae V1 1: . scil sce PI r t P2 , t...

  1. Bird Conference Programme, 14-16 Nov 2011 at Al Faham Hall, SQU Day & Time Event

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    at Chicago, USA 11.20 - 12:00 Global shorebird migrations and comparative mudflat ecology with special focus

  2. Physically-based aerodynamic flight of birds: an interactive approach to behavioral flocking

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    Ringham, Michael Lynn

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    skin like the bat and pterosaurs because they provide the wing with a modular construction which limits damage [8]. 3. 1. 2 Lack of Teeth The bill has evolved into several basic forms suitable for cracking nuts, probing mudflats, tearing flesh...

  3. The effects of cattle grazing on Texas coastal salt marsh plants and birds

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    Yeargan, Catherine A

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). Lesser snow geese (Anser caerulescens) can uproot entire stands of Spartina alterniflora, Distichlis spicata and Scirpus americanus, and accelerate the conversion of vegetated marsh to mudflat or even open water (Miller et al. 1 996). Sheep grazing...

  4. The diversity and abundance of North American bird assemblages fail to track changing productivity

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    Dobson, LL; La Sorte, FA; Manne, LL; Hawkins, BA

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    species richness and energy availability in the Northand K. J. Gaston. 2005. Species– energy relationships at theA. H. 2004. Species–energy relationships and habitat

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

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    Littlechild, Stephen C

    in nominal terms. 4 Rate increases & decreases by 5 year periods 1,200,000,000 -200,000,000 0 200,000,000 400,000,000 600,000,000 800,000,000 1,000,000,000 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Year R at e in cr ea se s & d ec re as es...

  6. The evolutionary genetics of sexually selected plumage colour traits in the galliform birds

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    Nadeau, Nicola Jacqueline

    2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and pheomelanin additionally requires the amino-acid cysteine. It has also been suggested that the requirement of heavy metal ions by the tyrosinase enzymes could result in condition dependence (McGraw 2003). Studies of the melanin-based bibs of male house...

  7. Habitat relationships of seven breeding bird species in the Leon River Watershed investigated at local scales

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    Juarez Berrios, Edwin Alfredo

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    chrysoparia), northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), white-eyed vireo (Vireo griseus), Bell?s vireo (Vireo bellii), painted bunting (Passerina ciris), and brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater). Vegetation characteristics were compared between sites occupied...

  8. HOLARCTIC ECOLOGY 13: 105-111. Copenhagen 1990 Ecomorphological relationships in a group of insectivorous birds

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    Ueria Carrascal, L. M., Moreno, E. and Telleria, J. L. 1990. Ecomorphological relation- ships in a group 1980) there are few studies dealing with the rela- tionships between morphometric differences and eco intensivelystudied from competitive view points (Alatalo 1982a) whereas eco- morphological relationships have usually

  9. Wild birds as possible hosts and vectors of mammalian strains of Chlamydia psittaci

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    Johnson, Mark Caylor

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of eucaryot1c cells but does not affect procaryotic cells such as chlamydiae (1, 68). Nith inhibit1on of the host cell's growth, the cytoplasmic pools of amino ac1ds and nucleos1des are ava1lable to the chlamyd1ae. The organisms have a negative Gram...

  10. Automatic identification of bird targets with radar via patterns produced by

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    Loon, E. Emiel van

    migration research, environmental impact assessments (e.g. wind farms), aircraft security and radar lines, wind farms or bridges (Harmata et al. 1999; Desholm & Kahlert 2005) and (iv) in the context). The potential increase in the construction of wind farms in the coming years is a serious concern for avian

  11. Simulation of cholinesterase inhibition caused by sublethal exposure of grassland birds to insecticides in Texas

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    Corson, Michael Scott

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 1975, Zinkl et al. , 1978, ' Balcomb et al. , 1984; Flickinger et al. , 1984; Flickinger et al. , 1986; Elliott et al. , 1996) In the field of ecotoxicology, some scientists attempt to determine effects of pesticides and pollution at large... al. , 1981), red-shouldered hawks (Buteo linea/us) (Balcomb, 1983), red-tailed hawks (Bureoj amaicensi s) (Henny et al. , 1985), and laughing gulls (Larus arrici lla) (White et al. , 1979). In some cases, dietary exposure may pose the greatest risk...

  12. Ecological Modelling 105 (1998) 299323 Simulating cholinesterase inhibition in birds caused by dietary

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    Mora, Miguel A.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    kills (Hamilton and Stanley, 1975; Zinkl et al., 1978; Balcomb et al., 1984; Flickinger et al., 1984., 1981; Balcomb, 1983; Henny et al., 1985), but few include models that simulate transfer of insec

  13. Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane!

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    The Solar Impulse -- a solar-powered aircraft -- is pushing the boundaries of innovation. Learn how our SunShot Initiative takes a similar approach to advancing game-changing, clean energy breakthroughs.

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

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    Hechinger, R F; Lafferty, K D

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural Reserve System’s Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, andtwo types of habitat in Carpinteria Salt Marsh (34824 0 N,community structure in Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Our ?ndings

  15. The Impact Of Habitat Fragmentation On Bird Community Composition In Monteverde, Costa Rica

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    Wu, Joanna

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Frank Joyce and Federico Chinchilla lDqDczrz‘i7/em‘ of I/my super advisors Federico Chinchilla and Frank ]oyce, the

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetter Report: I11IG002RTC3 | 12/1/2014 |Is5:

  17. Monitoring bat and bird fatalities at the Casselman Wind Energy Center in

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO2:Introduction toManagement of the NationalPennsylvania | Department of Energy

  18. Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds, Bats, and their Habitats: A Summary

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015ofDepartment of EnergyThe U.S. DepartmentEnergyWilliam0, 2015Aof

  19. Application to export electric energy OE Docket No. EA-377 Alston&Bird LLP

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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  1. Microsoft Word - NGL Downlight Report Alston Bird CBI FINAL 2015 (2)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311,Official File UnitedToOn January 18, 2006, DOE issued01Next

  2. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | June 2, 2015: Bison, birds and bugs

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  3. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | May 28, 2013: Bison, birds and bugs

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  4. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | May 28, 2014: Bison, birds and bugs

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) Environmental Assessments (EA)Budget » FYU.S.at Fermilab’sFermilab's newatat

  5. Monitoring bat and bird fatalities at the Casselman Wind Energy Center in Pennsylvania

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311,OfficialProducts |Catalysis of Fuel CellMonishaEffectiveness of

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

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    NONE

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Solar forecasting review

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    Inman, Richard Headen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 6.3: Birds-eye view of solar array deployment siteBirds-eye 7. Birds-eye view of of solar solar array array

  8. Dissection of Mitotic Ran Pathway Function Using the Small Molecule Importazole

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    Bird, Stephen Lucien

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Importazole by Stephen Lucien Bird A dissertation submittedrights reserved by Stephen Lucien Bird Abstract DissectionImportazole by Stephen Lucien Bird Doctor of Philosophy in

  9. automatically constructed fuzzy: Topics by E-print Network

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    birds, BirdID imitates bird experts to automatically direct Yao, Xin 16 Automatic Design of Hierarchical Fuzzy Controllers Using Genetic Algorithms Engineering Websites...

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

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

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Exposure and effects of oilfield brine discharges on western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) in Nueces Bay, Texas

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    Rattner, B.A.; Melancon, M.J. [National Biological Survey, Laurel, MD (United States); Capizzi, J.L. [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); King, K.A. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Phoenix, AZ (United States); LeCaptain, L.J. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Spokane, WA (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discharge of oilfield brines into fresh and estuarine waters is a common disposal practice in Texas. Petroleum crude oil (PCO) extraction from underground stores includes the removal of a significant amount of water along with the oil. Several methods may be used to separate the oil and water fractions, including tank batteries, heat separation, and skimming ponds. Disposal of the resultant produced water (oilfield brine) may be accomplished by deep-well injection or discharge to surface waters. In Texas, an estimated 766,000 barrels of oilfield brine were discharged daily into tidal waters in 1979. The maximum concentration for oil and grease in these discharges permitted by the Texas Railroad Commission is 25 ppm. Several studies have shown that oilfield brines are toxic to a wide range of marine life, yet little is known about their effects on birds and mammals. Exposure to petroleum in oilfield wastes could evoke toxicological effects in some waterbird species. Avian responses to PCO exposure are highly variable, including cessation of growth, osmoregulatory impairment, endocrine dysfunction, hemolytic anemia, altered blood chemistry, cytochrome P450 induction, reduced reproductive success, and mortality. Oilfield brine discharges may soon be the largest and most pervasive source of contaminants entering Texas estuaries. Migratory and resident birds feeding in the vicinity of discharge sites may be ingesting food items contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and salts in sufficient quantities to evoke toxicity. The present study of wintering western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) that feed and roost near discharge sites sought to examine oilfield brine exposure and effects through quantification of contaminant burdens, morphological characteristics, and cytochrome P450-associated monooxygenase activities. 20 refs., 2 tabs.

  12. Assessing Overwater Structure-Related Predation on Juvenile Salmon: A Field Study and Protocol for Weighing the Evidence

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    Williams, Greg D.; Thom, Ronald M.; Southard, John A.; Sargeant, Susan L.; Shreffler, David K.; Stamey, Mark T.

    2004-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Large overwater structures have often been cited as potential migratory barriers and areas of increased predation for juvenile salmon migrating along shallow shoreline habitats, although conclusive evidence has not been demonstrated to date in situ. To help resolve this issue, Washington State Ferries (WSF) sponsored directed research to determine whether WSF terminals affect predation on juvenile salmon. We used a combination of standardized surveys, stomach content analyses, and new observational technologies to assess fish, avian, and mammal predation on salmon fry at ferry terminals and paired reference sites during periods of pre- (early April) and peak (May) outmigration. We observed no significant aggregation of potential bird or mammal predators at six ferry terminal study sites. Few potential fish predators were documented in SCUBA surveys, beach seines, or with a Dual frequency IDentification SONar (DIDSON) camera at Mukilteo, our single underwater study location. Only one instance of salmon predation by fish (staghorn sculpin ? Leptocottus armatus) was confirmed, and this was at the corresponding reference site. A tiered protocol (Minimum/ Recommended/ Preferred actions) was developed for assessing potential predation at other overwater structures. Likewise, recommendations were developed for incorporating design features into WSF terminal improvement projects that could minimize future impacts.

  13. Wildlife Impact Assessment Palisades Project, Idaho, Final Report.

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    Sather-Blair, Signe

    1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Cave and cliff swallows as indicators of exposure and effects of environmental contaminants on birds from the Rio Grande, Texas

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    Musquiz, Daniel

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    concentrations in tissues and somatic chromosomal damage in blood of lesser scaups (Aythya affinis). A recent study suggests that TCDDs and specific mixtures of TCDD, 2,3,7,8- pentachlorodibenzofuran (PeCDF) and PCB 126 result in dose-dependent increases...

  15. Effect of "edge" on breeding bird density and diversity in young and mature pine stands in East Texas

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    Strelke, William Kenneth

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Painted bunting Passerina ciris Chipping sparrow ~S i zella passerina Field sparrow ~Si e11 111 0 1 0 3 26 Table 3. (Cont'd) Number of detections/sp. Habitat Moods Moods Clearcut Clearcut Species n interior (MI) edqe edge interior (WE) (CE...

  16. Learning to Fly like a Bird Russ Tedrake, Zack Jackowski, Rick Cory, John William Roberts, Warren Hoburg

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    Tedrake, Russ

    Hoburg Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab 32 Vassar", meaning they experience a dramatic loss of lift and potentially control authority, and the aerodynam- ics

  17. 1232 | VOL.10 NO.12 | DECEMBER2013 | nAture methods in mammals and birds, thermoregulation to conserve

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    Cai, Long

    and are related to metabolic cycles and mainte- nance of the cationic gradient across membranes in liver, muscle in thermogenesis that correlates with the electrochemical gradient. thus, tsGFPs are powerful tools metabolism and by sacrificing fuel efficiency. Some of these mechanisms increase ATP hydrolysis

  18. 1. Gould, J.L. (1980). The case for magnetic sensitivity in birds and bees. Am. Sci. 68,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , 181­207. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey to their perception of simple versus complex, old versus new, or possible versus impossible, events -- providing insight into their perception, memory and expectations [10]. So far, the social and moral world

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

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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. An investigation within a species (Gallus domesticus) of the hypothesis that embryonic and juvenile growth rates in birds

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -line chick to 8 weeks of age. There were problems in accomodating the broiler hybrid results because

  1. Copyright 2014 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded. Sole (q. = 90)

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    Bird, Peter

    s s . mind is a pud dle- in the street 7 mp #12;9 Ob. S. A. T. B. Pno. mp mf mp 7 A mp pud dle- in the street re mf flec- ting- A mp pud dle- in the street re mf flec- ting- re flec- ting- green Si ri- us.- tutti A mp pud dle- in the street re mf flec- ting- A mp pud dle- in the street re mf flec- ting- 13 Ob

  2. Woody plant and wintering grassland bird responses to summer prescribed burning in grazed and ungrazed Texas Mid-Coastal Prairies

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    Marx, Damion E.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    prairies. Indeed, the presence of several species, Le Conte's Sparrow, Sedge Wren, and Sprague's Pipit, rapidly declined in areas where shrub densities surpassed 100 ha-1 and shrub cover exceeded 30%. At Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, I examined...

  3. "the most valuable birds in the world": International Conservation Science and the Revival of Peru's Guano Industry, 1909-1965

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    Cushman, Gregory T.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the most arid, least productive natural environments in the world. This dryness inhibits both the microbiological breakdown of uric acid (C5H4N3O3) and the leaching of water-soluble ammonia (NH3) and ammonium salts (NH4 +) from guano deposits and makes... under his command. Farmers also received propaganda and scientific studies from CAG that promoted scientific agriculture, including a monthly illustrated Boletín (1925– 1967). These publications provided a vital public outlet for scientific research...

  4. 100 communications of the acm | december 2012 | vol. 55 | no. 12 hoW do Birds flock and fish school?

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    Jadbabaie, Ali

    ? How do individuals in a social net- work reach agreement, even though they are often only influenced with an addi- tional twist that the interconnection structure between individual dynami- cal systems change to result in global agreement (in opinions, direction of motion in a flock, or fre- quency of oscillations

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

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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  6. Trophic ecology of marine birds and pelagic fishes from Reunion Island as determined by stable isotope analysis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in the muscle of yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares, skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis, and common dolphinfish

  7. eBird: Assessing the Application of Large Scale Citizen Science Data and Data Collection Strategies for Local Management Use

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    Riddle, Thomas Carroll 1984-

    2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    to my committee member Dr. Sam Brody for putting up with me amongst all of his other students. Thanks go out to the GR2R group and members of the new ICOM Lab. Their help and support is what made this possible. Special thanks to my colleagues Sarah... wishes to open a new sanctuary for Piping Plovers. Three sites are marked by USFWS as critical habit in the area. The manager wishes to protect the site that is found to have the largest number of Piping Plovers. This study uses this scenario to find...

  8. Global lack of flyway structure in a cosmopolitan bird revealed by a genome wide survey of single nucleotide

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    nucleotide polymorphisms ROBERT H. S. KRAUS,* PIM VAN HOOFT,* HENDRIK-JAN MEGENS, ARSENY TSVEY,§ SERGEI Y delineated mallard populations. We employed 363 single nucleotide polymorphism markers in combination manage- ment, population genomics, single nucleotide polymorphisms Received 12 January 2012; revision

  9. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: I. Sex-specific resource allocation among simultaneously growing oocytes

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    Badyaev, Alex

    alloca- tion of nutrients and hormones among eggs of a single clutch represent a passive consequence a passive consequence of maternal reproductive constraint or is it a manifesta- tion of maternal ability of house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) where strongly sex-biased maternal effects are favoured by natural

  10. Two Birds with One Stone? Possible Dual-Targeting H1N1 Inhibitors from Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Chen, Yu-Chian

    The H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009 has claimed over 18,000 lives. During this pandemic, development of drug resistance further complicated efforts to control and treat the widespread illness. This research utilizes ...

  11. Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing SupportRetail Competition and Demand Response?

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

    2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    As retail choice states reach the end of their transitional, rate-cap periods, state regulators must decide what type of default supply service to provide to customers that have not switched to a competitive retail supplier. In a growing number of states, regulators have adopted real-time pricing (RTP) as the default service for large commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Although this trend is driven chiefly by policy objectives related to retail competition, default service RTP may have the added benefit of stimulating demand response. To evaluate the potential role of RTP as a means to both ends--retail market development and demand response--we conducted a comprehensive review of experience with default RTP in the U.S. and examined the emergence of RTP as a product offering by competitive retail suppliers. Across the ten utilities with default RTP in place in 2005, between 5% and 35% of the applicable load remained on the rate. Based on interviews with competitive retailers, we find evidence to suggest that a comparable amount of load in these states has switched to hourly pricing arrangements with competitive retailers. Many customers on default or competitive hourly pricing are paying prices indexed to the real-time spot market, and thus have no advance knowledge of prices. Because the price responsiveness of customers under these conditions has yet to be formally analyzed, and relatively few efforts have been undertaken to help these customers become price responsive, the actual demand response impacts from hourly pricing in retail choice states remains largely an open question. However, we find that policymakers and other stakeholders in retail choice states have various strategies at their disposal to capture the potential demand response benefits from hourly pricing, while simultaneously supporting retail competition.

  12. Birds of the Laguna Kaucaya Area, a Semi-Humid Valley in the Andean Foothills of Departamento Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

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    Robb. T. Brumfield, Oswaldo Maillard Z., Robert C. Faucett, Gustavo Sanchez, Vanya G. Rohwer, Juan Carlos Catari, C. Gregory Schmitt, Donna C. Schmitt, Rosa Strem and Ana Maria Mamani ...

  13. Parents Talking About the Birds and the Bees With Their Elementary School Aged Children: A Naturalistic Study

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    Reichel, Lori

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presents three separate studies exploring parents’ perceptions and recommendations for communicating with their third, fourth, and fifth grade children about human sexuality. First, a systematic literature review is presented...

  14. From: Austin Bird To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Citizen Comment: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport inEnergy0.pdf Flash2010-60.pdf2 DOEScienceNIETC -AlternateAshley ForemanAustin

  15. anadromous rainbow trout: Topics by E-print Network

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    and freshwater-resident forms of Oncorhynchus mykiss, a partially migratory salmonid fish. Anadromous and resident forms (more) Sloat, Matthew R. 2013-01-01 2 Cold tolerance...

  16. aquaculture sea lice: Topics by E-print Network

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    P. 5 Sea lice and salmon population dynamics: effects of exposure time for migratory fish Mathematics Websites Summary: Sea lice and salmon population dynamics: effects of...

  17. Age, movements, and feeding ecology of northwest Atlantic white sharks estimated from ecogeochemical profiles in vertebrae

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    Hamady, Li Ling

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are highly migratory, ecologically important, vulnerable, and understudied marine predators. Ecogeochemistry, which takes advantage of natural variations in chemical signatures recorded ...

  18. Omak Creek acquisition protects endangered salmonid habitat ...

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    to protect habitat for endangered salmon and steelhead along Omak Creek in Okano- gan County. This acquisition would protect spawning, rearing and migratory habitat of...

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

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    Sackschewsky, M.R.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Attachment G THIRD REGULAR SESSION

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    , based on the advice and recommendations of SC3 and TCC3. 4. Guidelines for measures described in Column MEASURE TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF FISHING FOR HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH STOCKS ON SEABIRDS Conservation and Management Measure 2006-02 The Commission For The Conservation And Management Of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

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

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    Chapman, Alexandra

    2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    portion of the calamus was clipped. Samples were transferred into 1.5 ml Eppendorf tubes containing 40 microliters (?l) sodium hydroxide (NaOH) 0.2N then vortexed gently for 10 seconds. The samples were then placed on a VWR Select Heatblock at 75?C... ? 88 11/20 Homoduplex ? n/a 6 F1013 n/a ? 91 12/04 Heteroduplex ? n/a 7 F1353 n/a ? 90 12/04 Heteroduplex ? n/a 8 JRR-A n/a ? 92 12/05 Heteroduplex ? n/a 9 JRR-B n/a ? 93 12/06 Heteroduplex ? ? 10 JRR-C n/a ? 94 12/07 Homoduplex ? n/a 11 JRR-D n/a...

  2. The study of seasonal composition and dynamics of wetland ecosystems and wintering bird habitat at Poyang Lake, PR China using object-based image analysis and field observations

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    Dronova, Iryna

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    index or geospatial metric, and pilot analysis showed that ageospatial data, DCTs may serve as a first step in “top-down” analysesGeospatial Innovation Facility, University of California Berkeley for the remote sensing data analysis.

  3. A Tidal Hydrology Assessment for Reconnecting Spring Branch Creek to Suisun Marsh, Solano County CA: Predicting the Impact to the Federally Listed Plant Soft Bird's Beak

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    Olson, Jessica J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    population in Spring Branch Creek has experienced decline inand up the Spring Branch Creek gradient on its own. Withor up the Spring Branch Creek gradient is necessary. 12

  4. NEW RECORDS OF ACANTHOCEPHALANS FROM BIRDS IN THE PHILIPPINES WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW PORRORCHIS SPECIES AND IDENTIFICATION KEYS FOR

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    relaxed in water and fixed in 70% ethanol. Morphology of the acanthocephalans was studied on temporary (SEM) were fixed in 70% ethanol, dehydrated in a graded series of ethanol, and dried

  5. A Tidal Hydrology Assessment for Reconnecting Spring Branch Creek to Suisun Marsh, Solano County CA: Predicting the Impact to the Federally Listed Plant Soft Bird's Beak

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    Olson, Jessica J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    this study. Changes in hydrology are not the only potentialA Tidal Hydrology Assessment for Reconnecting Spring Branchmay change the tidal hydrology and impact the area occupied

  6. J. Field Ornithol. 80(4):351363, 2009 DOI: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2009.00241.x Spring migration phenology of birds in the Northern

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    Swanson, David L.

    ´aticos locales En una respuesta aparente a recientes periodos de calentamiento global, algunas aves migratorias June 2009; accepted 11 August 2009 ABSTRACT. In apparent response to recent periods of global warming efecto de este calentamiento sobre los tiempos de llegada varia entre localidades y especies. El inicio

  7. The role of birds and mammals in the dispersal ecology of Ashe juniper ( Juniperus ashei Buckh.) in the Edwards Plateau, Texas

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    Chavez-Ramirez, Felipe

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ' th Ed d Pl t, T (Nay 1992) Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, B. S. , Sul Ross State University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. R, Douglas Slack Seed dispersal ecology of Ashe juniper in the Edwards Plateau was investigated at the Texas Agricultural... Experiment Station, near Sonora, Texas. Ashe juniper fruiting characteristics and avian and mammalian seed dispersers were studied to evaluate relative seed dispersal potential and dispersal efficiency of different species. Ashe juniper produced large...

  8. BigBIRD: A Large-Scale 3D Database of Object Instances Arjun Singh, James Sha, Karthik S. Narayan, Tudor Achim, Pieter Abbeel

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    .g. "Pepsi can" and "Coke can" are both assigned the label "soda can") and (2) instance- recognition, where each concrete object is assigned a sepa- rate label (e.g. "Pepsi can" and "Coke can" are given separate

  9. Influenza A virus evolution and spatio-temporal dynamics in Eurasian Wild Birds: A phylogenetic and phylogeographic study of whole-genome sequence data

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    Lewis, Nicola S.; Verhagen, Josanne H.; Javakhishvili, Zurab; Russell, Colin A.; Lexmond, Pascal; Westgeest, Kim B.; Bestebroer, Theo M.; Halpin, Rebecca A.; Lin, Xudong; Ransier, Amy; Fedorova, Nadia B.; Stockwell, Timothy B.; Latorre-Margalef, Neus; Olsen, Björn; Smith, Gavin; Bahl, Justin; Wentworth, David E.; Waldenström, Jonas; Fouchier, Ron A.M.; de Graaf, Miranda

    2015-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    will illuminate furture host-focused studies by including the impact of ecological 241 factors like individual species diversity and lifecycle on AIV genetic diversity. 242 243 Materials and Methods 244 Dataset and genomic sequencing 245 11 Over a period... . & Berg, M. (2011). Alleles A and B of non-427 structural protein 1 of avian influenza A viruses differentially inhibit beta interferon 428 production in human and mink lung cells. The Journal of general virology 92, 2111-2121. 429 Munster, V. J., Baas...

  10. A comparison of three serological assays, protein gel electrophoresis and the polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Chlomydia psittici infections in pet birds

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    Hofle, Michael David

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    selected to be in the study based on a history of chlamydia outbreaks in the breeding colony &om which the pigeons were purchased. In addition, four of the pigeons were exhibiting clinical signs (coughing, diarrhea and nasal discharge) suggestive...- insufficient sam le PCR - Blood CF EBA Clinical Signs Coughing Nasal discharge Diarrhea Pox Lesions Nasal Discharge Table-3. 2. Summary of results obtained lrom sampling two weeks after the initial sampling of a collection of white Carneaux pigeons...

  11. http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/search/detail/Bird_flu_ban_remains_despite_migration_shift.html?siteSect=881& sid=7420407&cKey=1168586962000

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    , warmer than average temperatures in the Atlantic and Mediterranean ­ all pumping heat into the atmosphere_flu_ban_remains_despite_migration_shift.html?siteSect=881& sid=7420407&cKey=1168586962000 Monday 05.03.2007 Climate warning resonates in Switzerland weather heralded a bumper year for bugs and ticks. He said a cold snap in February or March would still

  12. 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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    Johnston, Michelle

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    , 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...

  13. The study of seasonal composition and dynamics of wetland ecosystems and wintering bird habitat at Poyang Lake, PR China using object-based image analysis and field observations

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    Dronova, Iryna

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ndvi mudflat – stdev SI emgrass -ndvi mudflat %emgrass –ndvi mudflat – stdev SI emgrass -%floodveg *Spatialamong water, vegetation, mudflat and sand classes from four

  14. The study of seasonal composition and dynamics of wetland ecosystems and wintering bird habitat at Poyang Lake, PR China using object-based image analysis and field observations

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    Dronova, Iryna

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    grazing and harvesting of vegetation during the low waterharvesting and burning of the stubble WAM – winter aquatic macrophytes Water ?

  15. Blackbrush shrublands occupy about three million acres of land in the western United States and they provide critical habitat for animals such as desert rodents, birds, and bighorn

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    of decades of work by U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) researchers Susan Meyer, Bryce Richardson, Rosemary Pendleton, Burton Pendleton, and Stanley Kitchen. Blackbrush shrublands Stanley Kitchen, this position between major climatic zones is significant because "blackbrush

  16. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Category use in problem-solving as a window on the autistic cognitive style. 

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    Alderson-Day, Ben

    2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent research on cognitive functioning in autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) has seen a divergence in approach between accounts that emphasise a general cognitive style (Baron-Cohen, 2002; Happé & Frith, 2006) versus ...

  17. The Importance of Wellness Examinations for Your Exotic Pet Birds, reptiles, and small pet mammals, such as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rodents,

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    , such as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rodents, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders have the ability to hide

  18. PURDUE EXTENSIONPURDUE EXTENSION AS-568-WAS-568-W

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    on what type of birds you really prefer, e.g., birds for meat consumption, layer hens, 4-H showing hens. During extreme conditions, i.e., below freezing, birds will #12;Purdue Extension · Knowledge to Go 2

  19. Journey to the East: Pilgrimage, Politics, and Gender in Postclassic Mexico

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    Patel, Shankari

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    region (Fig. 6.29). Solar disks with bird imagery and femaleand birds associated with an eastern solar paradise for thesolar realm expressed through motifs such as flowers, birds

  20. The Diurnal Path of the Sun: Ideology and Interregional Interaction in Ancient Northwest Mesoamerica and the American Southwest

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    Mathiowetz, Michael Dean

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Taube 2005b: fig. 4d). (c) Solar bird with macaw and quetzalflowers, eagles and other birds, solar rays, and others, allSolar, Pollen-filled Realm (a) Group of Aztatlán males weraring bird

  1. Rapid inhibition of female sexual behavior by gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH).

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    Bentley, George E; Jensen, Jay P; Kaur, Gurpinder J; Wacker, Douglas W; Tsutsui, Kazuyoshi; Wingfield, John C

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was lower in the GnIH-infused birds at 5 min post-infusionfrom the experiment. Birds infused with saline did not drinktrials, birds were infused with either rhodaminated GnIH (

  2. The song of a hooded warbler rings out maybe 30 meters from where I'm

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    Simons, Theodore R.

    are changing over time. Birds are highly mobile, often taweetaweetaweeteo! Radio²ird Employing cutting-edge is, of course, an important factor in hearing birds. Not surprisingly, the farther away a bird is

  3. automatic tube compensation: Topics by E-print Network

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    of lens compensators. Terebizh, V Yu 2014-01-01 51 Bird orientation: compensation for wind Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary: Bird orientation: compensation for...

  4. Seabirds live in a variety of habitats in and around shallow water and coastal environments. They

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    : · Reel the bird in slowly and gently. Don't lift the bird by the line; instead use a dip net if available. · Usebarblessfishinghooks,artificial luresandweightedfishinglinestoavoid hookingseabirds

  5. 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...

  6. Herramientas de Análisis e Información de Recursos Naturales...

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    Herramientas de Anlisis e Informacin de Recursos Naturales Jump to: navigation, search Energa Solar Bird Clear Sky Model Bird Clear Sky Model es un modelo en formato excel...

  7. algerian sheep breeds: Topics by E-print Network

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    Brad St; Clair; Sara Lipow 165 Interactions between tourism, breeding birds and climate change Geosciences Websites Summary: Interactions between tourism, breeding birds and...

  8. Coastal Ohio Wind Project

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    Gorsevski, Peter; Afjeh, Abdollah; Jamali, Mohsin; Bingman, Verner

    2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The Coastal Ohio Wind Project intends to address problems that impede deployment of wind turbines in the coastal and offshore regions of Northern Ohio. The project evaluates different wind turbine designs and the potential impact of offshore turbines on migratory and resident birds by developing multidisciplinary research, which involves wildlife biology, electrical and mechanical engineering, and geospatial science. Firstly, the project conducts cost and performance studies of two- and three-blade wind turbines using a turbine design suited for the Great Lakes. The numerical studies comprised an analysis and evaluation of the annual energy production of two- and three-blade wind turbines to determine the levelized cost of energy. This task also involved wind tunnel studies of model wind turbines to quantify the wake flow field of upwind and downwind wind turbine-tower arrangements. The experimental work included a study of a scaled model of an offshore wind turbine platform in a water tunnel. The levelized cost of energy work consisted of the development and application of a cost model to predict the cost of energy produced by a wind turbine system placed offshore. The analysis found that a floating two-blade wind turbine presents the most cost effective alternative for the Great Lakes. The load effects studies showed that the two-blade wind turbine model experiences less torque under all IEC Standard design load cases considered. Other load effects did not show this trend and depending on the design load cases, the two-bladed wind turbine showed higher or lower load effects. The experimental studies of the wake were conducted using smoke flow visualization and hot wire anemometry. Flow visualization studies showed that in the downwind turbine configuration the wake flow was insensitive to the presence of the blade and was very similar to that of the tower alone. On the other hand, in the upwind turbine configuration, increasing the rotor blade angle of attack reduced the wake size and enhanced the vortices in the flow downstream of the turbine-tower compared with the tower alone case. Mean and rms velocity distributions from hot wire anemometer data confirmed that in a downwind configuration, the wake of the tower dominates the flow, thus the flow fields of a tower alone and tower-turbine combinations are nearly the same. For the upwind configuration, the mean velocity shows a narrowing of the wake compared with the tower alone case. The downwind configuration wake persisted longer than that of an upwind configuration; however, it was not possible to quantify this difference because of the size limitation of the wind tunnel downstream of the test section. The water tunnel studies demonstrated that the scale model studies could be used to adequately produce accurate motions to model the motions of a wind turbine platform subject to large waves. It was found that the important factors that affect the platform is whether the platform is submerged or surface piercing. In the former, the loads on the platform will be relatively reduced whereas in the latter case, the structure pierces the wave free surface and gains stiffness and stability. The other important element that affects the movement of the platform is depth of the sea in which the wind turbine will be installed. Furthermore, the wildlife biology component evaluated migratory patterns by different monitoring systems consisting of marine radar, thermal IR camera and acoustic recorders. The types of radar used in the project are weather surveillance radar and marine radar. The weather surveillance radar (1988 Doppler), also known as Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD), provides a network of weather stations in the US. Data generated from this network were used to understand general migratory patterns, migratory stopover habitats, and other patterns caused by the effects of weather conditions. At a local scale our marine radar was used to complement the datasets from NEXRAD and to collect additional monitoring parameters such as passage rates, flight paths, flight directi

  9. NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY 66, 295304 (1996) ARTICLE NO. 0071

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    Nordeen, Ernest J.

    the lingridge, Kehl, & McLennan, 1983; Harris, Ga- lMAN we infused the NMDA receptor antagonist amino- nong learning (Morris, Davis, & Butcher, 1990), into the anterior forebrain. Birds receiving AP5 infusions-operated birds, of conditioned fear (Falls, Miserendino, & Davis,saline-infused birds, birds that received AP5

  10. The human mind can easily be drawn into incorrect

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    Loss, Daniel

    and elsewhere -- for the distribution of the intensities of solar flares, of fluctuations in bird populations

  11. BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION Origin and Evolution of Animals

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    Cooper, Brenton G.

    ;·5.0 Bya ­ Formation of the solar system ·4.6 Bya ­ Formation of the Earth ·3.5 Bya ­ Evidence of oldest : extinct class #12;Tetrapods: amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals Fossil tetrapod amphibian from the Carboniferous (354 Mya) Salamanders Frogs Turtles Snakes Dinosaurs Birds Birds Birds Mammals Mammals Mammals

  12. A Preliminary Examination of the Use of Hydrogen Isotope Ratios in Estimating the Natal Latitudes of Hatching-Year Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

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    Cathie A. Hutcheson, Leonard I. Wassenaar, Lewellyn Hendrix Journal:  North American Bird Bander ...

  13. HumanWildlife Conflicts 1(1):912, Spring 2007 In the 1800s, bears were almost eliminated

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    complaints include destruction of bird feeders, consumption of pet foods, raiding and damaging of trash

  14. Come on over at 3:45 for some refreshments before the seminar. News & SeminarsNews & SeminarsNews & SeminarsNews & Seminars

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    Akhmedov, Azer

    of formations of living organisms, such as birds and fish. A number of prototypical problems will be considered of information and control structures, and, just as in a forma- tion of birds or fish, no one bird or fish can be expected to sense all other birds or fish and compute its own trajectory using even partial knowledge

  15. Overview Gaming SciTech Fun BizWorld Downloads Mobile Minigames Search text in Everything Go!Submit News | RSS Feeds

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    Gosselin, Frédéric

    Of Bird Flu Virus Superconductivity 'gridlock' Is Explained Cause Of Supervolcano Eruption Determined

  16. Prodovdeck fakulta Univerzity Karlovy v Praze Katedra botaniky

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    . Summary Vertical migration has been observed in different taxonomic groups of benthic microalgae microalgae stay on the surface during daytime and migrate below the surface before dusk. The migratory rhythm

  17. Migration of the European sea bass Cefas have been collaborating with IFREMER scientists and the Breton

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    Migration of the European sea bass Cefas have been collaborating with IFREMER scientists bass, Dicentrarchus labrax. Although a popular and important catch for both commercial and recreational fishermen, relatively little is known about the behaviour of this highly migratory fish

  18. Core epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition interactome gene-expression signature is associated with claudin-low and metaplastic breast cancer subtypes

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    Zhou, Alicia Y.

    The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) produces cancer cells that are invasive, migratory, and exhibit stem cell characteristics, hallmarks of cells that have the potential to generate metastases. Inducers of the ...

  19. The "Out of Africa" Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

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    Ashraf, Quamrul

    2012-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This research advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that, in the course of the prehistoric exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa, variation in migratory distance to various settlements across the globe affected ...

  20. CX-011385: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    of Potential Impact of Electromagnetic Fields from Undersea Cable on Migratory Fish Behavior CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3 Date: 12172013 Location(s): California Offices(s):...

  1. 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

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

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. The digestive adaptation of flying vertebrates: High intestinal paracellular absorption

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    Mladenoff, David

    The digestive adaptation of flying vertebrates: High intestinal paracellular absorption compensates analysis. Significantly greater amplification of digestive surface area by villi in small birds, also in actively flying vertebrates. digestion gut morphometrics nutrient absorption paracellular uptake Birds have

  3. References and Notes 1. Y. Aikawa, T. Umebayashi, T. Nakano, S. M. Miyama,

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    Boyce, C. Kevin

    photodissociation. 11. M. K. Bird et al., Earth Moon Planets 78, 21 (1997); M. K. Bird et al., Astron. Astrophys solar spectrum (25). Finally, it was multiplied by the product of the solar spectrum and the albedo

  4. Variation in the Effects of Stand Structure on Biodiversity Background: Differences between Westside PNW and Yellowstone

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    Hansen, Andrew J.

    and Species Richness Energy Heat ­ e.g., temperature, solar radiation, potential evapotranspiration Ecological 36 0 23 26 31 20 Bird Conservation Region BBS calibration routes USGS Breeding Bird Survey data BBS

  5. Dynamic Multi-resolution Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    .g., batteries or small solar panels) for extended lifetime. Particularly, how to achieve power-efficient, multi every several minutes from bird burrows for detailed study of birds' breeding behavior [32]. Furthermore

  6. Human Ecology Study Guide 3 Summer 2008 The Third Examination will be given on July 3, 2008. The examination will be worth 100 points

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    Anderson, Roger C.

    eating and scavenging birds associated with application of DDT even though adult birds were not being atmospheric carbon dioxide act like greenhouse glass concerning absorption of solar radiation and heat being

  7. DAILY PROGRAMME Day Time Daily Plan

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    to draw a bird 16:45h - 17:10h Hanneline Smit - Birds and Solar Energy in South Africa 17:10h - 17:35h

  8. Bright Future for CPV (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.

    2009-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Sequence of the chicken sex chromosomes

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    Bellott, Daniel Winston

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In birds, as in mammals, the chromosome complement determines sex. Male birds are designated ZZ, female ZW. Mammals have the opposite system; males are XY and females XX. Both the avian ZW and mammalian XY pair are believed ...

  10. Book Reviews

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    ... Volume:  40 California Bird Species of Special Concern , by W. David Shuford and Thomas Gardali, editors. 2008. ... beyond what J. V. Remsen Jr. could have envisioned at the time of his seminal monograph, “Bird Species of Special Concern in ...

  11. Book Reviews

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    ... Birds Volume:  40 Bird Songs of the Pacific Northwest , by Geoffrey A. Keller and Gerrit Vyn. 2008. Cornell ... obtain a little more information on each recording. At the time of this writing, the only additional information available was the exact ...

  12. Chernobyl and Fukushima Publications Most Recent Publications

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    Chernobyl and Fukushima Publications Most Recent Publications: Møller, A birds in Chernobyl as judged from biased sex and age ratios. PLoS One, 7. Abundance of birds at Fukushima as judged from Chernobyl. Environmental Pollution

  13. Journal of Applied Ecology 2007

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    after exposure to radiation at Chernobyl A. P. MÃ?LLER* and T. A. MOUSSEAU *Laboratoire de Parasitologie- ests around Chernobyl, Ukraine. We used bird point counts to estimate abundance of 57 species of birds

  14. Circulation of North American epicontinental seas during the Carboniferous using stable isotope and trace element analyses of brachiopod shells

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    Flake, Ryan Christopher

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    of North America. These units include the Grove Church and Mattoon Formations (Illinois Basin), Glenshaw Formation (Appalachian Basin), Bird Spring Formation (Bird Spring Basin), and Oread Formation (US midcontinent). In all, 98 brachiopod shells were found...

  15. A woodchuck mows down an entire row of new cabbage transplants... A porcupine is destroying a hedge of hemlocks...Flyingsquirrelsarekeepingfamilymembersawake,chatteringandracingthroughthewallsallnight.

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    New Hampshire, University of

    virus can survive in saliva and central nervous tissue for hours after a rabid animal has died. Also or bird seed, bird feeders, bags of garbage. · Do not attempt to manage a wild bear on your own. Contact

  16. FGF2 Delays Tectal Neurogenesis, Increases Tectal Cell Numbers, and Alters Tectal Lamination in Embryonic Chicks

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    McGowan, Luke D; Alaama, Roula A; Striedter, Georg F; Kihara, Alexandre Hiroaki

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and FGF2-treated embryos were infused with EdU followed bythe major layers. In birds infused with EdU starting on ED5,neurogenesis. In birds infused with EdU starting on ED5, the

  17. Blood oxygen transport and depletion : the key of consummate divers

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    Meir, Jessica Ulrika

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Dill, D. B. (1935). Oxygen dissociation curves of birdE. (1964). A venous blood oxygen reservoir in the divingand Torrance, J. D. (1977). Oxygen-Affinity of Avian Blood.

  18. Applying for Research Awards

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    ... 53.22 KB APPLYING FOR RESEARCH AWARDS The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applicants for its annual $500 research awards in aid of research using banding techniques or bird banding data. ...

  19. arizona: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    resource for a rich assemblage of cavity-nesting birds in the southwestern United States. To expand our knowledge of snag use by cavity-nesting birds in this region, we...

  20. Seasonal shift in the foraging niche of a tropical avian resident: resource competition at work?

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    Jedlicka, J A; Greenberg, R; Perfecto, I; Philpottt, S M; Dietsch, T V

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and migrant birds in Campeche, Mexico. Tropical Ecology 22:a dry tropical forest in Campeche, Mexico and found that

  1. 5 MARCH 2010 VOL 327 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org1208 PERSPECTIVES

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    birds or mammals (see the figure), and only a few have focused on fish, reptiles, and amphibians (11

  2. Title of dissertation: ROTATING, HYDROMAGNETIC LABORATORY EXPERIMENT

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    , I began to grasp the underlying structure of birds and animals, insects and fish, and the way trees

  3. assessment methods vi: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Chapter five: The effect of flight speed on the risk of collision between birds and wind turbines......

  4. ECONOMIC POLICY STUDIES / LECTURE Sustainable Growth

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    Heller, Barbara

    (kills birds and is ugly) and solar (gobbles land and water) are to be tolerated at best, used as ploys

  5. Effects of different colony cage management practises on the performance of laying hens

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    Gonzalez Martinez, Francisco Daniel

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PAGE I. Introduction and Review of Literature. II. Experimental Procedure III. Results and Discussion Experiment I Experiment II. IV. Summary and Conclusions. V. Literature Cited 12 12 31 49 52 LIST OF TABLES TABLE PAGE 12 Cage Sizes..., Number of Birds per Cage and Bird Densities for Experiment No. 1 Cage Sizes, Number of Birds per Cage and Bird Densities for Experiment No. 2 Experimental Design for Experiment No. 1 Experimental Design for Experiment No. 2 Chicken Layer All...

  6. Proceedingsof the 37th IEEE Conferenceon Decision& Control

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    Djouadi, Seddik M.

    Problem (ORDAP) was formulated by Zames 131, and considered by Bird, Francis, Owen and Zames 0-7803-4394

  7. Moving towards pro-poor systems of land administration: Challenges for land and asset distribution in Africa

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    Deininger, Klaus

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resources to finance public services, discourage speculation, and generate incentives for effective land use (Bird and Slack

  8. Nighthawk Returns to School

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    G. Hapgood Parks Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  17 Issue:  4 (October) Section:  General Notes Year:  1946 Pages:  168

  9. Essays on energy and environmental policy

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    Novan, Kevin Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    wind turbine blades can create a noise externality and also have been found to result in bird and bat mortality (

  10. A New Method of Preparing Owl Pellets: Boiling in Naoh

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    Frederick W. Schueler Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  43 Issue:  2 (April) Section:  General Notes Year:  1972 Pages:  142

  11. Wireless Urban Sensing Systems

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for participatory science, citizen journalism and urbanscience (Cornell’s eBird, ebird.org), blogging and citizen

  12. Recoveries from Colombia

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    May Thacher Cooke Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  16 Issue:  3 (July) Section:  General Notes Year:  1945 Pages:  106

  13. HumanWildlife Conflicts 3(2):237241, Fall 2009 Management of bayberry in relation to

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    to as a bird strike (Dale 2009, Dolbeer and Wright 2009). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received

  14. The hidden world of Asian tiger mosquitoes: immature Aedes albopictus (Skuse) dominate in rainwater corrugated extension spouts

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    in residential backyards include tires, buckets, bird baths, plant saucers, recycle bins, etc.7­10 This variety

  15. Quebec Recovery of White-Fronted Goose Banded in Greenland

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    O. H. Hewitt Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  19 Issue:  3 (July) Section:  General Notes Year:  1948 Pages:  124

  16. Arctic Tern Banded in Greenland, Recovered in Ontario

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    T. M. Shortt Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  20 Issue:  1 (January) Section:  General Notes Year:  1949 Pages:  50

  17. Invasive Species Conservation Biology

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    Gottgens, Hans

    and decline of birds, mammals, and other species · Result in electrical outages ­ 1600+ between `78-'97 #12;

  18. Listen to the lightning storms of Mars and the 'ice volcanoes' of Saturn's moon Titan: Scientists simulate sounds of solar system | Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2124052/Listen-lightning-storms-Mars-ice-volcanoes-Saturns-moon-

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    Sóbester, András

    danger levels at stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... sedan?: Flying

  19. A Loggerhead Shrike Captures a Field Sparrow While in Mid Air

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    Edwin A. Mason Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  9 Issue:  2 (April) Section:  General Notes Year:  1938 Pages:  103

  20. Literature and the Mountains: A Bibliography The following is a very incomplete, rudimentary, occasionally annotated bibliography of

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    explorer Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan (Isabella Bird) ­ 19th c. female explorer My Journey to Lhasa

  1. James Buchholz Assistant Professor

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    of the kinematics of many engineered and biological aerodynamic structures such as wind turbine blades, and bird

  2. alternative nursery habitat: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    . Birds . Conservation Boyer, Edmond 12 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Assessing the Effects of Management Alternatives on Habitat Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites...

  3. An Unusual Accident to a Bronzed Grackle.

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    Sally F. Hoyt Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  24 Issue:  3 (July) Section:  General Notes Year:  1953 Pages:  110

  4. Three Returns Killed by Automobiles in East Westmoreland, New Hampshire

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    Lewis O. Shelley Journal:  Bird Banding Volume:  9 Issue:  4 (October) Section:  General Notes Year:  1938 Pages:  200

  5. The reconstruction shows that the cur-rent episode of high sunspot number, which

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    Usoskin, Ilya G.

    ., Dalsgaard, J., Froese, R. & Torres, F. Jr Science 279, 860­863 (1998). 9. BirdLife International Threatened Birds of the World 2004 (BirdLife Int., Cambridge, UK, 2004). 10.IUCN IUCN Red List Categories of low solar magnetic acti- vity. But during the Sun's active phase (with news and views changes

  6. Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Search All NYTimes.com

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    Rogers, John A.

    on each side of the energy debate. Post a Comment at TierneyLab Audubon's Species: Bird Art, in All Its SHOW: Beautiful Birds Naturalist drawings of birds, and photos of some of the animals' unique nests A New Flexibility With Thin Solar Cells By HENRY FOUNTAIN Scientists have come up with a method

  7. Head to the Arlington Fourth of July parade, then join us at the Planetarium for a few shows! We've extended our public show schedule for the 4th

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    : Big Bird's Adventure One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Together, Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu locate the Big Dipper rides the solar system has to offer! No Public Shows July 22nd ­ July 25th Due to a professional

  8. Reed-Joseph International Company

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    is offering field downloadable GPS/VHF logging collars and Solar Powered GPS/VHF backpack loggers for birds of battery powered and solar powered PTTs in a wide range of sizes, exclusively for birds. We will startReed-Joseph International Company 55 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN BIRD AND WILDLIFE CONTROL THE U

  9. Friends of the Lake Erie Center (FOLEC) Newsletter Summer 2013 Upcoming Events

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    Toledo, University of

    will head outside for some solar observing (weather-permitting). Special thanks to our event partner: UT pollinators in your own backyard. 7:00 p.m., Thur., Aug. 15: Plants and backyard birds: the good, the bad, and the invasive. Birding expert Dr. Elliot Tramer will cover ways to attract a variety of birds to your backyard

  10. 416 BioScience May 2005 / Vol. 55 No. 5 In 1932 John Philby, a British explorer, set off with 32

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    Williams, Jos. B.

    lark.How can birds endure such an extreme environment? Desert regions experience intense solar, or that enhance tolerance of high body temperature. For birds in deserts, the struggle for existence includes studies for birds are rarely included (Willmer et al. 2000, Randall et al. 2002, Hill et al.2004).For

  11. No evidence for survival selection on carotenoid-based nestling coloration in great tits (Parus major)

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    Richner, Heinz

    ). The bird's plumage as well protects against mechanical impact, solar radiation and water (see Jenni directional selection on the male's plu- mage coloration (Badyaev et al., 2000). However, in some bird species selection. However, in some birds already the nestlings display carotenoid-based coloration. Because

  12. No evidence for survival selection on carotenoid-based nestling coloration in great tits (Parus major)

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    ). The bird's plumage as well protects against mechanical impact, solar radiation and water (see Jenni directional selection on the male's plu- mage coloration (Badyaev et al., 2000). However, in some bird species that carotenoid- based coloration of adults has evolved due to sexual selection. However, in some birds already

  13. Data-driven Control of Flapping Flight EUNJUNG JU and JUNGDAM WON and JEHEE LEE

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    Lee, Jehee

    . [2003] also recorded high-speed video of birds flying in a variable-speed wind tunnel to study and high-speed video cameras. The bird flight data thus acquired allow us to parameterize natural wingbeat- itates the flapping flight of a real bird observed in marker-based motion capture and multiple high-speed

  14. Seguimiento El corredor sahariano

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    Seoane, Javier

    : XXXXXXXXXXXX Maquetación: Espacio de Ideas Coordinación de la colección: Juan Carlos del Moral (SEO/BirdLife) Coordinación editorial: Josefina Maestre (SEO/BirdLife) Impresión: S.A. de Litografía © Fotografías interior corredor sahariano en España. I Censo Nacional (2005-2006). SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. © De la Edición: SEO

  15. Seguimiento El corredor sahariano

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    Maquetación: Espacio de Ideas Coordinación de la colección: Juan Carlos del Moral (SEO/BirdLife) Coordinación editorial: Josefina Maestre (SEO/BirdLife) Impresión: S.A. de Litografía © Fotografías interior: Gustavo corredor sahariano en España. I Censo Nacional (2005-2006). SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. © De la Edición: SEO

  16. , 20130530, published 2 October 201392013Biol. Lett. Toms Albrecht and Jan T. Lifjeld

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    -off between sperm length and integrity Patterns of sperm damage in Chernobyl passerine birds Supplementary JT. 2013 Patterns of sperm damage in Chernobyl passerine birds suggest a trade-off between sperm://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org. Evolutionary biology Patterns of sperm damage in Chernobyl passerine birds suggest a trade-off between sperm

  17. Producing Turkeys for Show

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    Thornberry, Fredrick D.

    2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    together. 5. Keep the bird cool and adequately ven- tilated. 6. Keep toms and hens separate. 7. Never handle mature birds by the wings or drumsticks. Always put an arm over the wings and clasp the shanks in your hands when carrying a bird. 8. Check entries...

  18. Exploring Motion Signatures for Vision-Based Tracking, Recognition and Navigation

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    Li, Wen

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    to explore motion signatures for object recognition. We begin with study of the periodic wingbeat motion of flying birds. To analyze the wing motion of a flying bird, we establish kinematics models for bird wings, and obtain wingbeat periodicity in image...

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

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    Winegrad, Gerald

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Effects of caloric restriction during the growing period on the performance of egg type replacement stock

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    Deaton, James Washington

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    respectively. At twelve, sixteen, and twenty oue weeks of age, fifty birds from each 100 bird replicate were weighed individually. Table 6 shows the average body weight for each treatment replicate for the 12, 16, end 21 week periods end the comMned mens... consistently consumed more feed and gained more weight. Tlxe total feed conxxumd for tom'. fall hatched birds vas 18. 27 pounds average pez bird compared to 15. N pounds fcr the spring hatched birds with the faU. hatched pglaca aaaragisg 6. 185$ gaaag...