Sample records for migratory bird nesting

  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. Migratory Birds

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  3. 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.

  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. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  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. 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...

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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.

  8. Bird Habitats

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  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. Testing Model Nesting and Equivalence

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    Peter M. Bentler; Albert Satorra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sense of observational equivalence, implying that theirModel Nesting and Equivalence* Peter M. Bentler UniversityModel Nesting and Equivalence Using existing technology, it

  12. Testing Model Nesting and Equivalence

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    Bentler, Peter M.; Satorra, Albert

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sense of observational equivalence, implying that theirModel Nesting and Equivalence* Peter M. Bentler UniversityModel Nesting and Equivalence Using existing technology, it

  13. 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...

  14. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America Savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

  15. 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.

  16. 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,...

  17. 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.

  18. Nested OpenMP

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  19. 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

  20. 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

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. nest

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  12. Nested Quantum Error Correction Codes

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    Zhuo Wang; Kai Sun; Hen Fan; Vlatko Vedral

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The theory of quantum error correction was established more than a decade ago as the primary tool for fighting decoherence in quantum information processing. Although great progress has already been made in this field, limited methods are available in constructing new quantum error correction codes from old codes. Here we exhibit a simple and general method to construct new quantum error correction codes by nesting certain quantum codes together. The problem of finding long quantum error correction codes is reduced to that of searching several short length quantum codes with certain properties. Our method works for all length and all distance codes, and is quite efficient to construct optimal or near optimal codes. Two main known methods in constructing new codes from old codes in quantum error-correction theory, the concatenating and pasting, can be understood in the framework of nested quantum error correction codes.

  13. 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

  14. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form n output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated.

  15. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form an output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated. 6 figures.

  16. Query optimization in nested relational databases

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    Rathakrishnan, Balaji

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    120 75 Fig. 5. Example for nest 20 this does not apply to nests involving multiple attributes [5]. 3. An unnest operator is an inverse of the nest operator. That is, p[&'](~[&'= &](ff)) = & 4. A nest operator is not always an inverse... IV THE EXTENDED RECURSIVE ALGEBRA . A. The algebra 1 2 3 4 16 16 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 27 28 29 29 34 39 43 44 44 CHAPTER Page V QUERY OPTIMIZATION IN RELATIONAL DATABASES . . 54 A. Steps in query processing . B. Algebraic...

  17. 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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    NEST stands for Nuclear Emergency Support Team. The NEST Mission Statement as first established: (1) Conduct, direct, coordinate search and recovery operations for nuclear material, weapons or devices; and (2) Assist in identification and deactivation of Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs). Then in 1980 a very sophisticated improvised explosive device was found at Harvey's Casino at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The FBI and Bomb Squads were unprepared and it detonated. As a result the additional phrase 'and Sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (SIEDs)' was added to the Mission Statement.

  1. Functional Clustering in Nested Designs Abel Rodriguez

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    West, Mike

    -spline fitting coupled with k-means clustering; Tarpey & Kinateder (2003), who apply k-means clustering via functional data that employ spline representations; Garc´ia-Escudero & Gordaliza (2005), where the robust k-means profile for each woman. #12;Functional Clustering in Nested Designs 3 with k-means clustering; Heard et al

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. Characterization of Sea Turtle Nesting on the Upper Texas Coast

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    Hughes, Christi Lynn

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Nearly annual record Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) nesting activity on the upper Texas coast (UTC; defined as beaches from Sabine Pass to Matagorda Peninsula), where scientifically verifiable nesting commenced in 2002, has occurred...

  7. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemistry and Physics Nested-grid simulation of mercury overY. Zhang et al. : Nested-grid simulation of mercury overand Chen, S. -Y. : Plume-in-grid modeling of atmospheric

  8. A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

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    A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA by Tara L. Wertz A thesis submitted Sciences (Wildlife Option) South Dakota State University 1986 #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences 11 Date Date #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

  9. 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

  10. Weighted Logics for Nested Words and Algebraic Formal Power Series

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    Mathissen, Christian

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nested words, a model for recursive programs proposed by Alur and Madhusudan, have recently gained much interest. In this paper we introduce quantitative extensions and study nested word series which assign to nested words elements of a semiring. We show that regular nested word series coincide with series definable in weighted logics as introduced by Droste and Gastin. For this we establish a connection between nested words and the free bisemigroup. Applying our result, we obtain characterizations of algebraic formal power series in terms of weighted logics. This generalizes results of Lautemann, Schwentick and Therien on context-free languages.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Effects of Habitat, Nest-site Selection, and Adult Behavior on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival. (August 2011) Theresa Lynn Pope, B.S.F, Purdue University; M.S.F., Northern Arizona University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Michael Morrison Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds...EFFECTS OF HABITAT, NEST-SITE SELECTION, AND ADULT BEHAVIOR ON BLACK-CAPPED VIREO NEST AND FLEDGLING SURVIVAL A Dissertation by THERESA LYNN POPE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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

  18. ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket Design

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    Wong, C.P.C.; Redler, K.; Reis, E.E.; Will, R. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Cheng, E. [TSI Research, Inc. (United States); Hasan, C.M.; Sharafat, S. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket (NSB) Design is an alternate blanket concept of the ARIES-IV low activation helium-cooled reactor design. The reference design has the coolant routed in the poloidal direction and the inlet and outlet plena are located at the top and bottom of the torus. The NSB design has the high velocity coolant routed in the toroidal direction and the plena are located behind the blanket. This is of significance since the selected structural material is SiC-composite. The NSB is designed to have key high performance components with characteristic dimensions of no larger than 2 m. These components can be brazed to form the blanket module. For the diverter design, we eliminated the use of W as the divertor coating material by relying on the successful development of the gaseous divertor concept. The neutronics and thermal-hydraulic performance of both blanket concepts are similar. The selected blanket and divertor configurations can also meet all the projected structural, neutronics and thermal-hydraulics design limits and requirements. With the selected blanket and divertor materials, the design has a level of safety assurance rate of I (LSA-1), which indicates an inherently safe design.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. Nest site selection and partitioning among sympatric white-winged, mourning, and Inca doves in Mason, Texas

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; and (3) compare nest-site characteristics, nest-site partitioning, and assess the role of interspecific competition on nest-site selection. Nest searching, monitoring, nest-site characterizations, and vegetation measurements were conducted during June...

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Nesting ecology of dickcissels on reclaimed surface-mined lands in Freestone County, Texas

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    aspects of dickcissel nesting ecology (i.e., nest-site selection, nest success, and nest parasitism, and identification of nest predators) on 2 spatial scales on TXU Energy?s Big Brown Mine, near Fairfield, Texas, and to subsequently provide TXU Energy...

  5. Control and estimation problems under partially nested information pattern

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    Gattami, Ather Said

    In this paper we study distributed estimation and control problems over graphs under partially nested information patterns. We show a duality result that is very similar to the classical duality result between state ...

  6. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Nesting Biology of Euglossa dodsoni Moure (Hymenoptera: Euglossinae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    an isolated trail leading from the main road between Fortuna and Bocas del Toro (Chiriqui´ Province, Republic of Panama), approximately 2 km E of the Fortuna Dam. Nests were collected and transported to the Centro de

  7. 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.

  8. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes 

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  9. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  10. Habitat selection of the Wood Thrush nesting in east Texas

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    Carrie, Neil Ross

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HABITAT SELECTION OF THE WOOD THRUSH NESTING IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by NEIL ROSS CARRIE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1995 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences HABITAT SELECTION OF THE WOOD THRUSH NESTING IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by NEIL ROSS CARRIE Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Effects of Habitat, Nest-site Selection, and Adult Behavior on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival 

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    cameras, and resighted fledglings in shrubland, oak-juniper woodland, and deciduous woodland during the 2008–2010 breeding seasons. I monitored 302 black-capped vireo nests in 259 territories and resighted 350 fledglings with unique color combinations...

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Battling bird flu by the numbers

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

    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

  17. 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

  18. Characterising equilibrium logic and nested logic programs: Reductions and complexity

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    Pearce, David; Woltran, Stefan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Equilibrium logic is an approach to nonmonotonic reasoning that extends the stable-model and answer-set semantics for logic programs. In particular, it includes the general case of nested logic programs, where arbitrary Boolean combinations are permitted in heads and bodies of rules, as special kinds of theories. In this paper, we present polynomial reductions of the main reasoning tasks associated with equilibrium logic and nested logic programs into quantified propositional logic, an extension of classical propositional logic where quantifications over atomic formulas are permitted. We provide reductions not only for decision problems, but also for the central semantical concepts of equilibrium logic and nested logic programs. In particular, our encodings map a given decision problem into some formula such that the latter is valid precisely in case the former holds. The basic tasks we deal with here are the consistency problem, brave reasoning, and skeptical reasoning. Additionally, we also provide encoding...

  19. Summary. Microclimatic conditions in the giant nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri were experimentally

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    Menzel, Randolf - Institut für Biologie

    established, a nest reaches an average age of about 10 years (Jonkman, 1978; Jonkman, 1980a). Without nest

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting Ecology of Greater Prairie 32611, U.S.A. Abstract: Wind energy is targeted to meet 20% of U.S. energy needs by 2030, but new sites for impacts of a wind energy development on the reproductive ecology of prairie-chickens in a 5-year study. We

  9. 0 Springer-Verlag 1989 Female turtles from hot nests

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    Canberra, University of

    or proportion of development at high temperatures that matters? Arthur Georges Applied Ecology Research Group nests of fresh- water turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination is known to be a poor species, females are produced at high temperatures and males at low temperatures. A very narrow range

  10. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene and artificial graphene

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene 43 Graphene and artificial graphene T his area-layer graphene behave like massless fermions. Graphene is a first remarkable and clean example of the impact of a potential with honeycomb structure on the electronic states and dynamics. In graphene the crystalline

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. A nesting study of two populations of cardinals: urban and non-urban

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    Kutac, Mary Florence

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Urban Area. 25 ~ NEST LOCATION T E R R I T 0 R Y POND CREEK BED TRAIL BUILDING / / / / / 9 0 ~ IDI 500 FEET Figure 3. Nest Sites and Estimated Territory Size for the Non-Urban Area. estimation was taken in 1968 and does not show... utilized, not just the nesting habitat. Nest Site Location Urban Area In the urban area, the mean height of the vegetation in which nests were built was 12. 0 feet (S. D. = + 8. 5, n = 16) with a range of 4-40 feet. 25% of the nests were built...

  14. 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

  15. Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation

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    Erickson, D. C.

    INTERMEDIATE VAPOR EXPANSION DISTILLATION AND NESTED ENRICHMENT CASCADE DISTILLATION D.. C. Erickson Energy Concepts Company Annapolis, Maryland ABSTRACT Although it is known that incorporating an intermediate reboiler or reflux... condenser in a distillation ~olumn will improve column efficiency by 15 to 100%, there has been little use of this technique to date." Intermediate vapor compression heat pumping was recently introduced as one practical means of achieving this benefit...

  16. 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...

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

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

    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...

  18. Habitat associations of cavity-nesting owls in the Sierra Nevada

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    Groce, Julie Elizabeth

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Several species of small, cavity-nesting owls occur in the Sierra Nevada, including in areas impacted by human activities. The owls typically use standing dead trees (snags) for nest sites. Although descriptive studies exist regarding habitats...

  19. Nepal --Nested DataParallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty

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    Chakravarty, Manuel

    Nepal -- Nested Data­Parallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty University of New South Wales implementation. In the resulting system|which we call Nepal (NEsted PArallel Language), for short|a wide range

  20. 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.

  1. Crows Nest, Indiana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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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 JumpConceptual Model, clickInformationNew|CoreCpWing County, Minnesota: EnergyCrows Nest, Indiana:

  2. Runtime system library for parallel finite difference models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel run-time system library for implementing regular-grid models with nesting on distributed memory parallel computers. RSL provides support for automatically decomposing multiple model domains and for redistributing work between processors at run time for dynamic load balancing. A unique feature of RSL is that processor subdomains need not be rectangular patches; rather, grid points are independently allocated to processors, allowing more precisely balanced allocation of work to processors. Communication mechanisms are tailored to the application: RSL provides an efficient high-level stencil exchange operation for updating subdomain ghost areas and interdomain communication to support two-way interaction between nest levels. RSL also provides run-time support for local iteration over subdomains, global-local index translation, and distributed I/O from ordinary Fortran record-blocked data sets. The interface to RSL supports Fortran77 and Fortran90. RSL has been used to parallelize the NCAR/Penn State Mesoscale Model (MM5).

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems

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    Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Gracia-Lázaro, Carlos; Moreno, Yamir

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Online social networks have changed the way in which we communicate. These networks are characterized by a competitive information flow and a dynamic topology, where the success of a given topic or meme depends on many factors, most of which are unknown. Likely, given the many sources of information to which a typical individual is exposed, the economy of attention rules the system dynamics. Here we show, using microblogging data, that competition is minimized through consensus and that collective attention and successful topical assembly are characterized by a nested structure of the bipartite network made up by users and memes. Our results indicate that social phenomena could emerge as a result of a topological transition that minimizes modularity while maximizing the nestedness of the system, and that online social networks are comparable to an ecosystem, where generalists and specialists share resources.

  6. Research on Combinatorial Statistics: Crossings and Nestings in Discrete Structures

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Xn ? ?n n ? x) = 1p2? Z x ?1 e?y2=2dy: Analogues of Thorems 2 and 3 for set partitions are not known. In section 2.4 we give a continued fraction expansion of P?2?n qcr(?)pne(?). Unfortunately, k-crossings and k-nestings for k ? 3 seem to be a lot...), the major index of each permutation is equal to the major index of the 7 corresponding set partition. Moreover, X type(?)=(S;T ) qpmaj(?) = X type(?)=(S;T ) qcr(?): (1.2) 1.3. Fillings of moon polyominoes A polyomino is a flnite subset of Z2, where...

  7. Nested methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction cancer detection method

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    Belinsky, Steven A. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmisano, William A. (Edgewood, NM)

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A molecular marker-based method for monitoring and detecting cancer in humans. Aberrant methylation of gene promoters is a marker for cancer risk in humans. A two-stage, or "nested" polymerase chain reaction method is disclosed for detecting methylated DNA sequences at sufficiently high levels of sensitivity to permit cancer screening in biological fluid samples, such as sputum, obtained non-invasively. The method is for detecting the aberrant methylation of the p16 gene, O 6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase gene, Death-associated protein kinase gene, RAS-associated family 1 gene, or other gene promoters. The method offers a potentially powerful approach to population-based screening for the detection of lung and other cancers.

  8. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(2):221227, 2007 NESTING BIOLOGY OF THE BANDED GROUND-CUCKOO

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    Karubian, Jordan

    documented two nesting attempts in the Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas Province, northwest

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Cave swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) nest reuse in east-central Texas

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    Byerly, Margaret Elizabeth

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ......................................................................................... 8 2 Number of Cave Swallow nests from each bridge used in analysis along with types and quantities of Barn, Cave, and Cliff Swallow nests present at all 19 study bridges during the 2003 breeding season... reuse, as Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonata) (Brown and Brown 1986), Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) (Samuel 1971, Shields 1984, Barclay 1988), and Cave Swallows (P. fulva) (Kosciuch 2002) all may reuse their mud nests. Collias and Collias...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Summary. Mature nests of the Neotropical myrmicine ant Blepharidatta conops are short blind vertical cylinders, in

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    Villemant, Claire

    Summary. Mature nests of the Neotropical myrmicine ant Blepharidatta conops are short blind of intranidal phragmosis in ants. The ergatoid queen of Blepharidatta conops (Formicidae, Myrmicinae) blocks

  3. Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) U, nesting biology, ant- fungus symbiosis. Summary The fungus-growing ant Cyphomymrex longiscapus Weber-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) is known from only five collections from

  4. Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator

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    Victoria, University of

    Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator by Armando Tura BEng Committee Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator by Armando Tura with the potential to create efficient and compact refrigeration devices is an active magnetic regenerative

  5. The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations of a midlatitude cyclone over the Southern Great Plains

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    and Forecasting (WRF) model is nested within the global Community Earth System Model (CESM). Since both models System Model (CESM). This system is validated for the simulation of a midlatitude cyclongesis event over system in which the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is nested within the Community Earth

  6. Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms for

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    Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms, Catherine Conroy, Volker Bahn, Irene A. Manley, Alvin Cober, and David B. Lank Abstract: Nest platforms about factors that affect the availability of platforms or the growth of canopy epiphytes that provide

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Spatial Ecology of and Public Attitudes toward Monk Parakeets Nesting on Electric Utility Structures in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, Texas

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    Reed, Janet Elaine

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    2013, we examined the spatial ecology of and public attitudes toward monk parakeets nesting on electric utility structures in Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, US. As nest sites, monk parakeets selected electric switchyards and substations...

  10. 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

  11. The evolution of shelter: ecology and ethology of chimpanzee nest building

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    sleep amount (measured in total hrs of sleep and sleep quality) and sleep disturbance (measured by waking events and mean sleep bout length) between nest and ground conditions. ..................................................................... 87... ................................................................................................................................... 83 Sleep quality ............................................................................................................................................ 83 Anti...

  12. Nocturnal Movements and Distributions of Bobcats, Coyotes and Raccoons during Quail Nesting Season

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    Jhala, Shesh

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    habitat selectivity. I also measured the proximity of the mesopredators and quail nesting locations to roads, water and quail feeders on the ranch. I used fractal analysis to calculate length and tortuosity of nocturnal paths and assessed potential risk...

  13. Hybrid nested sampling algorithm for Bayesian model selection applied to inverse subsurface flow problems

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    Elsheikh, Ahmed H., E-mail: aelsheikh@ices.utexas.edu [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States); Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Wheeler, Mary F. [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States)] [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States); Hoteit, Ibrahim [Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)] [Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Hybrid Nested Sampling (HNS) algorithm is proposed for efficient Bayesian model calibration and prior model selection. The proposed algorithm combines, Nested Sampling (NS) algorithm, Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) sampling and gradient estimation using Stochastic Ensemble Method (SEM). NS is an efficient sampling algorithm that can be used for Bayesian calibration and estimating the Bayesian evidence for prior model selection. Nested sampling has the advantage of computational feasibility. Within the nested sampling algorithm, a constrained sampling step is performed. For this step, we utilize HMC to reduce the correlation between successive sampled states. HMC relies on the gradient of the logarithm of the posterior distribution, which we estimate using a stochastic ensemble method based on an ensemble of directional derivatives. SEM only requires forward model runs and the simulator is then used as a black box and no adjoint code is needed. The developed HNS algorithm is successfully applied for Bayesian calibration and prior model selection of several nonlinear subsurface flow problems.

  14. Single molecule quantitation and sequencing of rare translocations using microfluidic nested digital PCR

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    Shuga, Joe; Zeng, Yong; Novak, Richard; Lan, Qing; Tang, Xiaojiang; Rothman, Nathaniel; Vermeulen, Roel; Li, Laiyu; Hubbard, Alan; Zhang, Luoping; Mathies, Richard A.; Smith, Martyn T.

    2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    of individual tumors. Here, we report the development and application of a bead-based hemi-nested microfluidic droplet digital PCR (dPCR) technology to achieve ‘quantitative’ measurement and single-molecule sequencing of somatically acquired carcinogenic...

  15. Nested potassium hydroxide etching and protective coatings for silicon-based microreactors

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    de Mas, Nuria

    We have developed a multilayer, multichannel silicon-based microreactor that uses elemental fluorine as a reagent and generates hydrogen fluoride as a byproduct. Nested potassium hydroxide etching (using silicon nitride ...

  16. Factors contributing to nest predation within habitat of the Golden-checked Warbler, Travis County, Texas

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEST PREDATION WITHIN HABITAT OF THE GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by MARK LEWIS FINK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1996 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEST PREDATION WITHIN HABITAT OF THE GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by MARK LEWIS FINK...

  17. Nesting ecology of Rio Grande wild turkeys in the Edwards Plateau of Texas

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    Dreibelbis, Justin Zachary

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2008 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office...

  18. Supplement to Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and

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    Carin, Lawrence

    . NESTED K-MEANS The nested K-means is only taken as the initialization step, as a convenient a simple way to initialize parameters of nodes by assigning images to them. For each node, we take a K-means to assign images, as mentioned in the paper, four nodes are present beneath the root node (at initialization). We take the K-means

  19. Reproductive Endocrinology of Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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    Garner, Jeanne

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES IN ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A Dissertation by JEANNE ALEXANDER GARNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial....S. Virgin Islands Copyright 2012 Jeanne Alexander Garner REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES IN ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A Dissertation by JEANNE ALEXANDER GARNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

  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. The nesting ecology of paper wasps (Polistes) in a Texas urban area

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    Reed, Hal Clyde

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -made structures (e. g. protection from climatic factors), may be offset by an increased vulnerability to parasites. Ant predation, especially in the tropics, is believed to be a major force in social wasp nest evolution (Eberhard L969; Jeanne 1975a...) . Preliminary work in both temperate snd tropics. l regions has shown that the rate ol ; nt predation of nests located on buildings is lower than on vegetation (Jeanne 1975b) . Thus, the coammn habit of many species of wasps, both in temperate and tropical...

  16. 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).

  17. 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''.

  18. 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.

  19. Hydrocarbons on Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) Middens Guide Foragers to the Nest

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    Gordon, Deborah

    Hydrocarbons on Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) Middens Guide Foragers to the Nest Shelby J hydrocarbons are used by social insects in nestmate recognition. Here, we showed that hydrocarbons found-specific hydrocarbons, which ants use to distinguish nestmates from non-nestmates, are found on the midden pebbles

  20. Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren Saarland University, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany erk@coli.uni-sb.de / niehren@ps.uni-sb.de Abstract The Constraint Language that model ellipsis. The sound and complete semi-decision procedure for CLLS (Erk et al., 2002) can be used

  1. Nested and multi-physics modeling of tsunami evolution from generation to inundation

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    Lynett, Patrick

    Nested and multi-physics modeling of tsunami evolution from generation to inundation Sangyoung Son. The fundamental purpose of the coupling effort is to develop the capability to seamlessly model tsunami evolution water equations Boussinesq equations Coupling Coherent structures Turbulence Tsunami a b s t r a c

  2. The Nested Chinese Restaurant Process and Bayesian Nonparametric Inference of Topic Hierarchies

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    Blei, David M.

    DAVID M. BLEI Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey AND THOMAS L. GRIFFITHS AND MICHAEL I. JORDAN Reference Format: Blei, D. M., GrifÞths, T. L., and Jordan, M. I. 2010. The nested Chinese restaurant), 30 pages. DOI = 10.1145/1667053.1667056 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1667053.1667056 D. M. Blei

  3. Nested Column Generation applied to the Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling Problem with

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    Lübbecke, Marco

    Nested Column Generation applied to the Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling Problem with Split, Germany March 7, 2012 Abstract The split pickup split delivery crude oil tanker routing and scheduling, because of the large expenses in crude oil shipping it is attractive to make use of optimization

  4. Can Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success?

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    Micropterus spp. As keystone predators and valued sport fish in North American lakes, black basses MicropterusCan Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success? TYLER WAGNER, 13 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA Abstract.--Largemouth bass

  5. Further Decline in nest-box use by Vaux's Swifts in Northeastern Oregon

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    ... ebull@fs.fed.us Charles T. Collins, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, California ... during the longer 1999–2002 study period. During that time, the percentage of the 58 swift nests that fledged young was 63% in boxes ...

  6. A Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

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    Ramanujam, J. "Ram"

    ]. Until very recently, GPGPU computations were performed by transforming matrix operations. Although the polyhedral model of dependence abstraction and program transformation is much more powerfulA Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

  7. Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Mara Laura AgeroA,D

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    Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Argentina María Laura AgüeroA,D , J. Pablo in Patagonia, Argentina, between 2004 and 2006. This area encompasses the main breeding range of the species of Central Patagonia, Argentina (Madge and Burn 1988). Breeding range extends along approximately 500 km

  8. High-temperature, high-pressure bonding of nested tubular metallic components

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    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a tool for effecting high-temperature, high-compression bonding between the confronting faces of nested, tubular, metallic components. In a typical application, the tool is used to produce tubular target assemblies for irradiation in nuclear reactors or particle accelerators, the target assembly comprising a uranium foil and an aluminum-alloy substrate. The tool preferably is composed throughout of graphite. It comprises a tubular restraining member in which a mechanically expandable tubular core is mounted to form an annulus with the member. The components to be bonded are mounted in nested relation in the annulus. The expandable core is formed of individually movable, axially elongated segments whose outer faces cooperatively define a cylindrical pressing surface and whose inner faces cooperatively define two opposed, inwardly tapered, axial bores. Tapered rams extend respectively into the bores. The loaded tool is mounted in a conventional hot-press provided with evacuation means, heaters for maintaining its interior at bonding temperature, and hydraulic cylinders for maintaining a selected inwardly directed pressure on the tapered rams. With the hot-press evacuated and the loaded tool at the desired temperature, the cylinders are actuated to apply the selected pressure to the rams. The rams in turn expand the segmented core to maintain the nested components in compression against the restraining member. These conditions are maintained until the confronting faces of the nested components are joined in a continuous, uniform bond characterized by high thermal conductivity.

  9. Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS GeneticXchange, Inc

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    Wong, Limsoon

    Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS Jing Chen GeneticXchange, Inc chenjing previously been described [24, 23], the details of its interface to relational DBMS and other sources have never been published. In this paper, we describe the Kleisli's interface to relational DBMS

  10. Quantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins, using

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    Chappell, Nick A

    -solute, deep groundwater and a low-solute, soil-water. The mixing model indicated 69% ± 10% deep groundwater-member mixing, hydrological pathway, interbasin groundwater flow INTRODUCTION Knowledge of hydrological pathwaysQuantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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, ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. Local geometrical properties of magnetic configurations with nested equilibrium magnetic surfaces

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    Skovoroda, A. A. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Nuclear Fusion Institute (Russian Federation)

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The complete set of universal local relationships between geometrical (the curvature and torsion of the force lines of the magnetic field and the field complementary to it) and magnetic (|B|, |{nabla}{Phi}|, b {center_dot} ({nabla} x b), and the local shear s) quantities in currentless magnetic configurations comprising a system of equilibrium nested magnetic surfaces, including those with several magnetic axes, is derived. Possible applications of these relationships are discussed.

  1. Dynamical Decoupling of Nested Bars: Self-Gravitating Gaseous Nuclear Bars

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    Peter Englmaier; Isaac Shlosman

    2004-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A substantial fraction of barred galaxies host additional nuclear bars which tumble with pattern speeds exceeding those of the large-scale (primary) stellar bars. We have investigated the mechanism of formation and dynamical decoupling in such nested bars which include gaseous (secondary) nuclear bars within the full size galactic disks, hosting a double inner Lindblad resonance. Becoming increasingly massive and self-gravitating, the nuclear bars lose internal (circulation) angular momentum to the primary bars and increase their strength. Developing chaos within these bars triggers a rapid gas collapse -- bar contraction. During this time period, the secondary bar pattern speed Omega_s~a^{-1}, where "a" stands for the bar size. As a result, Omega_s increases dramatically until a new equilibrium is reached (if at all), while the gas specific angular momentum decreases -- demonstrating the dynamical decoupling of nested bars. Viscosity, and therefore the gas presence, appears to be a necessary condition for the prograde decoupling of nested bars. This process maintains an inflow rate of ~1 M_o/yr over ~10^8 yrs across the central 200 pc and has important implications for fueling the nuclear starbursts and AGN.

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications

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    Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

    2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

  5. RSL: A parallel Runtime System Library for regional atmospheric models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.G.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel runtime system library developed at Argonne National Laboratory that is tailored to regular-grid atmospheric models with mesh refinement in the form of two-way interacting nested grids. RSL provides high-level stencil and interdomain communication, irregular domain decomposition, automatic local/global index translation, distributed I/O, and dynamic load balancing. RSL was used with Fortran90 to parallelize a well-known and widely used regional weather model, the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale model.

  6. A translation of recursive algebra queries into the access language of a nested relations database prototype

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    Caulfield, Jonathan

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    REFERENCES . 109 APPENDIX A BNF GRAMMAR OF THE QUERY LANGUAGE . . B SELECTION TRANSLATIONS . 114 119 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 A First Normal Form Parent and Child Da, tabase Page 2 A Nested Parent and Child Database 3 The EMP Relation 14 ename...='Fred') 5 a(EMP(Childage ? rs) . 6 s'((ename, Child(cname), Skills) EMP) . . 7 The EMP1 Relation . . 8 The EMP2 Relation . . 15 16 18 21 22 9 U(EMP1, EMP2) 10 U'(EMP1, EMP2) . . 11 n(EMp1, EMp2) 12 n'(EMpl, EMp2) . 13 ? (EMP1, EMP2) 14 ? '(EMP1...

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. ?-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

  14. 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 ...

  15. Synthesis and Comparison of Baseline Avian and Bat Use, Raptor Nesting and Mortality Information from Proposed and Existing Wind Developments: Final Report.

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    Erickson, Wallace P.

    2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Primarily due to concerns generated from observed raptor mortality at the Altamont Pass (CA) wind plant, one of the first commercial electricity generating wind plants in the U.S., new proposed wind projects both within and outside of California have received a great deal of scrutiny and environmental review. A large amount of baseline and operational monitoring data have been collected at proposed and existing U.S. wind plants. The primary use of the avian baseline data collected at wind developments has been to estimate the overall project impacts (e.g., very low, low, moderate, and high relative mortality) on birds, especially raptors and sensitive species (e.g., state and federally listed species). In a few cases, these data have also been used for guiding placement of turbines within a project boundary. This new information has strengthened our ability to accurately predict and mitigate impacts from new projects. This report should assist various stakeholders in the interpretation and use of this large information source in evaluating new projects. This report also suggests that the level of baseline data (e.g., avian use data) required to adequately assess expected impacts of some projects may be reduced. This report provides an evaluation of the ability to predict direct impacts on avian resources (primarily raptors and waterfowl/waterbirds) using less than an entire year of baseline avian use data (one season, two seasons, etc.). This evaluation is important because pre-construction wildlife surveys can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of permitting wind power projects. For baseline data, this study focuses primarily on standardized avian use data usually collected using point count survey methodology and raptor nest survey data. In addition to avian use and raptor nest survey data, other baseline data is usually collected at a proposed project to further quantify potential impacts. These surveys often include vegetation mapping and state or federal sensitive-status wildlife and plant surveys if there is a likelihood of these species occurring in the vicinity of the project area. This report does not address these types of surveys, however, it is assumed in this document that those surveys are conducted when appropriate to help further quantify potential impacts. The amount and extent of ecological baseline data to collect at a wind project should be determined on a case-by-case basis. The decision should use information gained from this report, recent information from new projects (e.g., Stateline OR/WA), existing project site data from agencies and other knowledgeable groups/individuals, public scoping, and results of vegetation and habitat mapping. Other factors that should also be considered include the likelihood of the presence of sensitive species at the site and expected impacts to those species, project size and project layout.

  16. Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic studies of implosion modes of nested wire array z-pinches

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    Huang, Jun; Ding, Ning, E-mail: ding-ning@iapcm.ac.cn; Xue, Chuang; Sun, Shunkai [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Implosion dynamics of nested wire arrays in (r, ?) geometry was studied with two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (2D MHD) simulations. Three different implosion modes are obtained by just changing the wire number of the outer array, when the other conditions, such as the initial radius, length, mass of each array, the wire number of the inner array, and the discharge voltage waveform, are fixed. Simulation results show that the effect of discrete wires, which cannot be described by the thin shell inductive model, will influence the distribution of current between the outer and inner arrays at the early stage, and the discrepancy between results from MHD and thin shell model increases with the interwire gap of the outer array.

  17. 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:...

  18. 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)...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 ...

  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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    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

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Maternal Transfer of Contaminants to Eggs in Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) Nesting on Coal Fly Ash Basins

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    Hopkins, William A.

    be warranted. The disposal of slurried coal combustion waste (hereafter, ash) into open settling impoundmentsMaternal Transfer of Contaminants to Eggs in Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) Nesting on Coal 2002/Accepted: 13 February 2003 Abstract. Coal combustion is a major source of trace elements

  10. A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid with Residential Users and PEVs

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid California Los Angeles, CA USA {yli760, yanzhiwa, shahin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--In the smart grid, real their electricity consumption, thereby improving the reliability of the grid. Retailers are incorporated

  11. Jet Motion, Internal Working Surfaces, and Nested Shells in the Protostellar System HH 212

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    Lee, Chin-Fei; Zhang, Qizhou; Shang, Hsien; Ho, Paul T P; Mizuno, Yosuke

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HH 212 is a nearby (400 pc) highly collimated protostellar jet powered by a Class 0 source in Orion. We have mapped the inner 80" (~ 0.16 pc) of the jet in SiO (J=8-7) and CO (J=3-2) simultaneously at ~ 0.5 resolution with the Atacama Millimeter/Submillimeter Array at unprecedented sensitivity. The jet consists of a chain of knots, bow shocks, and sinuous structures in between. As compared to that seen in our previous observations with the Submillimeter Array, it appears to be more continuous, especially in the northern part. Some of the knots are now seen associated with small bow shocks, with their bow wings curving back to the jet axis, as seen in pulsed jet simulations. Two of them are reasonably resolved, showing kinematics consistent with sideways ejection, possibly tracing the internal working surfaces formed by a temporal variation in the jet velocity. In addition, nested shells are seen in CO around the jet axis connecting to the knots and bow shocks, driven by them. The proper motion of the jet is e...

  12. Nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampler supplementary testing - AEAT doc 2926-2-002

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    REICH, F.R.

    1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of cold testing, completed by AEAT, as part of the proof-of-principle testing for a proposed nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampling system. This sampling system will provide waste samples from the PHMC feed tank to support the privatization contract with BNFL. Proof-of-principle tests were completed with 2 wt% and 10 wt% sand/water and 25 wt% kaolin clay/water simulants with a test setup that spanned the 24 ft to 57 ft height required in the feed tank. The tests demonstrated that the system could pump and sample waste materials with low and with high solids content. In addition, the tests demonstrated a need for some design upgrades to the sampling system, as there was material loss when the sample bottle was removed from the sampling needle. These were complementary tests, completed as part of an EM-50 Tank Focus Area (TFA) to develop a sampling system for validating LAW and HLW waste batches for the Privatization Contract.

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. Nesting success of the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus prosopidicola) in relation to certain density dependent and density independent factors 

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    Gotie, Robert Francis

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) December 1972 ABSTRACT Nesting Success of the Great-tailed Grackle (Cassidix...

  2. Nesting success of the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus prosopidicola) in relation to certain density dependent and density independent factors

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    Gotie, Robert Francis

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1972 Major Subject: Wildlife Science NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT...

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. Analytical examples of reversal current, zero core current, and surface current, toroidal magnetostatic equilibria with nested flux surfaces

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    Aly, J.-J. [AIM, Unite Mixte de Recherche CEA - UP7 - CNRS, UMR no. 7158, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present exact analytical examples of three types of axisymmetric toroidal magnetostatic equilibria with nested flux surfaces: (1) current reversal equilibria, for which the net toroidal current switches from a negative to a positive value when moving away from the magnetic axis; these equilibria have a non-monotonic pressure profile, in accordance with Hammett et al.'s theorem stating that the pressure on the current reversal surface has to exceed the volume-averaged pressure within that surface; (2) zero core current equilibria, in which the toroidal current density vanishes inside some flux surface; and (3) surface current equilibria, constituted of an arbitrary number of nested layers inside which the plasma pressure is constant and the magnetic field force-free, with two adjacent layers being separated by a current sheet. All these configurations are obtained by shaping in an adequate way the arbitrary function which intervenes in the class of generalized isodynamic equilibria first constructed by Palumbo and recovered later on by Bishop and Taylor. A derivation of these equilibria by a method slightly different from Palumbo's is given in an Appendix.

  14. Highly Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Annular Tanks with Concrete Reflection: 1 x 3 Line Array of Nested Pairs of Tanks

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    James Cleaver; John D. Bess; Nathan Devine; Fitz Trumble

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of seven experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory beginning in August, 1980 (References 1 and 2). Highly enriched uranyl nitrate solution was introduced into a 1-3 linear array of nested stainless steel annular tanks. The tanks were inside a concrete enclosure, with various moderator and absorber materials placed inside and/or between the tanks. These moderators and absorbers included boron-free concrete, borated concrete, borated plaster, and cadmium. Two configurations included placing bottles of highly enriched uranyl nitrate between tanks externally. Another experiment involved nested hemispheres of highly enriched uranium placed between tanks externally. These three configurations are not evaluated in this report. The experiments evaluated here are part of a series of experiments, one set of which is evaluated in HEU-SOL-THERM-033. The experiments in this and HEU-SOL-THERM-033 were performed similarly. They took place in the same room and used the same tanks, some of the same moderators and absorbers, some of the same reflector panels, and uranyl nitrate solution from the same location. There are probably additional similarities that existed that are not identified here. Thus, many of the descriptions in this report are either the same or similar to those in the HEU-SOL-THERM-033 report. Seventeen configurations (sixteen of which were critical) were performed during seven experiments; six of those experiments are evaluated here with thirteen configurations. Two configurations were identical, except for solution height, and were conducted to test repeatability. The solution heights were averaged and the two were evaluated as one configuration, which gives a total of twelve evaluated configurations. One of the seventeen configurations was subcritical. Of the twelve critical configurations evaluated, nine were judged as acceptable as benchmarks.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. aguda posfractura abierta: Topics by E-print Network

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    Universidad 23 NEST DENSITIES OF CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS IN RELATION TO POSTFIRE SALVAGE LOGGING AND TIME SINCE WILDFIRE Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary:...

  18. Nesting biology, morphological remarks, and description of the mature larva of Mellinus arvensis obscurus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Nepal

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    Boesi, R.; Polidori, C.; Andrietti, F. [Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Zoologia e Citologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Via Celoria, 26, 20133, Milan (Italy); Gayubo, S.F.; Tormos, J.; Asis, J.D. [Unidad de Zoologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de Salamanca-37071, Salamanca (Spain)

    2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently re-named as a sub-species of Mellinus arvensis, Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888 was investigated ecologically and morphologically in Nepal, in order to underline the most important differences with the well known M. arvensis arvensis. Mellinus arvensis obscurus females nested in clumped aggregations on inclined plains at high altitudes, both on sunny bare soil and on a shaded grassy one. Beginning of monsoon season probably interfered with wasp activity, and females performed few provisioning flights during the day. Prey consisted of a broad range of Diptera, except for one case of a spider. Many females were observed not provisioning a nest but floating on the nesting site, and many intraspecific interactions suggested a high degree of usurpation attempts. At least one species of flies and two of ants probably acted as natural enemies of the wasp. Morphological observations on females showed that the Nepal population shares more similarities (shape of tergite I, body punctation) with the European populations than with the closer Japanese population; melanization is strong, according to west-east and altitudinal cline. The mature larva of M. arvensis obscurus Handlirsch is described, illustrated, and compared with the other mature larva of the genus. The differences between both larvae mainly lie in the presence/absence, and number or differentiation of integumental structures. We conclude that morphological traits are more important than ecological and behavioral ones in distinguishing M. arvensis obscurus from M. arvensis arvensis. (author) [Spanish] En el presente articulo se aportan los resultados y conclusiones de un estudio, llevado a cabo en Nepal, en el que se abordaron aspectos ecologicos, comportamentales y morfologicos (tanto del ultimo estado de la fase larvaria como del adulto) de Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888. El principal objetivo del estudio radicaba en mostrar las principales diferencias que separan a esta subespecie de la bien estudiada subespecie nominal. Mellinus arvensis obscurus nidifica a gran altitud, en terreno inclinado, con y sin vegetacion, expuesto en mayor o menor medida al sol y en agregaciones muy compactas. Durante la estacion lluviosa la hembras llevan a cabo pocos vuelos de aprovisonamiento. Las presas pertenecen al orden de los dipteros, aunque, en una ocasion se observo el aporte de una arana. Gran numero de las interacciones intraespecificas observadas sugieren un alto grado de intentos de usurpacion de nidos. Los enemigos naturales mas sobresalientes pertenecen al orden de los dipteros y a la familia de los formicidos. Del estudio morfologico del adulto, mencionaremos que la foma del terguito 1 y la escultura del cuerpo, en las hembras de las poblaciones del Nepal, son mas semejantes a los de las hembras de las poblaciones europeas que no a los de las japonesas. De la fase larvaria se describe el ultimo estado larvario, a la vez que se compara con la otra larva madura ya descrita del genero. Las diferencias entre ambas larvas maduras radican en la presencia/ausencia, numero o diferenciacion de las estructuras tegumentarias. El estudio finaliza concluyendo que los rasgos morfologicos son mas importantes, que los aspectos ecologicos y comportamentales, a la hora de establecer una separacion entre las dos subespecies (author)

  19. BIOTROPICA 37(4): 670675 2005 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2005.00085.x Complex Nesting Behavior by Two Neotropical Species of the Ant Genus Stenamma

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    Villemant, Claire

    ; Neotropics; new species; predator defense; Stenamma. TROPICAL RAINFORESTS ARE LACED WITH A SKEIN OF ANTS and evolution of rainforest ants. I report here the novel nesting behavior of two species of Neotropical ants selection pressures that shape ant commu nities in general. Preliminary observations reported here suggest 1

  20. A Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta

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    Eloranta, Edwin W.

    Experiments (LAKE-ICE) on 21 December 1997,the University of Wisconsin Volume Imaging Lidar (UW-VIL) observedA Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,The University of Wisconsin - Madison

  1. arizona: Topics by E-print Network

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    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...

  2. Sandia National Laboratories: NEST

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    partners, investors, and technical resources isn't generally an easy task for start-up companies. But for clients of the i-GATE (Innovation for Green Advanced Transportation...

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. Simulations of Present and Future Climates in the Western United States with Four Nested Regional Climate Models

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    Duffy, Phil; Arritt, R.; Coquard, J.; Gutowski, William; Han, J.; Iorio, J.; Kim, Jongil; Leung, Lai R.; Roads, J.; Zeledon, E.

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean-atmosphere climate models. Our primary goal is to assess the range of regional climate responses to increased greenhouse gases in available RCM simulations. The four RCMs used different geographical domains, different increased greenhouse gas scenarios for future-climate simulations, and (in some cases) different lateral boundary conditions. For simulations of the present climate, we compare RCM results to observations and to results of the GCM that provided lateral boundary conditions to the RCM. For future-climate (increased greenhouse gas) simulations, we compare RCM results to each other and to results of the driving GCMs. When results are spatially averaged over the western U.S., we find that the results of each RCM closely follow those of the driving GCM in the same region, in both present and future climates. This is true even though the study area is in some cases a small fraction of the RCM domain. Precipitation responses predicted by the RCMs are in many regions not statistically significant compared to interannual variability. Where the predicted precipitation responses are statistically significant, they are positive. The models agree that near-surface temperatures will increase, but do not agree on the spatial pattern of this increase. The four RCMs produce very different estimates of water content of snow in the present climate, and of the change in this water content in response to increased greenhouse gases.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. The Condor 95:4Ol-t13 0 The Cooper Ornithological Society 1993

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    With, Kimberly A.

    % for nestsof longspursand larks. Furthermore, bunting nestswere shaded40% of midday hours when solar intensity in birds (e.g., advantages that presumably dictate nest place- Walsberg 1985). Nevertheless and physiognomic fea- nest sites for three speciesof ground-nesting birds in a semi-arid grassland: the Mc

  5. nest | National Nuclear Security Administration

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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 Iron4 Self-Scrubbing:,, , (Energy97,1996 http://www.eia.doe.gov NNuclearnest

  6. 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

  7. Introduction Nested common intervals on permutations Nested common intervals on sequences Conclusion Finding Nested Common Intervals

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    Blin, Guillaume

    Conclusion Comparing genomes Genomes evolved from a common ancestor tend to share the same varieties of gene clusters used in genomes comparison. . . . seeking for gene clusters between their genomes. A gene cluster = a set of genes appearing, in spatial proximity along the chromosome, in at least two genomes. G. Blin

  8. 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.

  9. arid lands plants: Topics by E-print Network

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    provides considerable cover and nesting habitat for many game birds, songbirds, and small mammals, especially where the maples grow more densely in open habitats. In commercial...

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-152. 1995. 89 Abstract: We summarize available information on Marbled Murrelet

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    on Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) productivity and sources of mortality compiled from known tree falling from nests (n = 3), and nestlings dying (n = 1). The major cause of nest failure was predation (56 of predation on Marbled Murrelet nests in this study appear higher than for many seabirds and forest birds

  18. 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...

  19. 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).

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Benders, Nested Benders and Stochastic Programming

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    James Murphy

    2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 1 ..... matter what further constraints were introduced the optimal point would .... We have now covered enough preliminaries to start to introduce the main ..... term into terms that depend on the initial decision and those that don't (h and T,.

  7. Nested Autonomy Prototype for Distributed Undersea Sensing

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    Schmidt, Henrik

    -level CONOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 4.2 Cluster-level CONOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 4.3 Node-level CONOPS

  8. Campus Grids Condor Nests at Purdue

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    disciplines to leverage greater group purchasing power. · Large purchases also leveraged for departmental the University's strategic goals." ·Data Centers ·Computer Labs ·Power Savings ·Strategic Sourcing for Purchasing, community cluster purchase for good pricing ­Power Savings · Virtualized data centers, power off idle

  9. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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    Dunn, John J. (Bellport, NY); Quesada, Mark A. (Horseheads, NY); Randesi, Matthew (New York, NY)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for the introduction of unidirectional deletions in a cloned DNA segment in the context of a cloning vector which contains an f1 endonuclease recognition sequence adjacent to the insertion site of the DNA segment. Also disclosed is a method for producing single-stranded DNA probes utilizing the same cloning vector. An optimal vector, PZIP is described. Methods for introducing unidirectional deletions into a terminal location of a cloned DNA sequence which is inserted into the vector of the present invention are also disclosed. These methods are useful for introducing deletions into either or both ends of a cloned DNA insert, for high throughput sequencing of any DNA of interest.

  10. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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    Dunn, John J. (Bellport, NY); Quesada, Mark A. (Middle Island, NY); Randesi, Matthew (Upton, NY)

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for the introduction of unidirectional deletions in a cloned DNA segment. More specifically, the method comprises providing a recombinant DNA construct comprising a DNA segment of interest inserted in a cloning vector, the cloning vector having an f1 endonuclease recognition sequence adjacent to the insertion site of the DNA segment of interest. The recombinant DNA construct is then contacted with the protein pII encoded by gene II of phage f1 thereby generating a single-stranded nick. The nicked DNA is then contacted with E. coli Exonuclease III thereby expanding the single-stranded nick into a single-stranded gap. The single-stranded gapped DNA is then contacted with a single-strand-specific endonuclease thereby producing a linearized DNA molecule containing a double-stranded deletion corresponding in size to the single-stranded gap. The DNA treated in this manner is then incubated with DNA ligase under conditions appropriate for ligation. Also disclosed is a method for producing single-stranded DNA probes. In this embodiment, single-stranded gapped DNA, produced as described above, is contacted with a DNA polymerase in the presence of labeled nucleotides to fill in the gap. This DNA is then linearized by digestion with a restriction enzyme which cuts outside the DNA segment of interest. The product of this digestion is then denatured to produce a labeled single-stranded nucleic acid probe.

  11. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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    Dunn, J.J.; Quesada, M.A.; Randesi, M.

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for the introduction of unidirectional deletions in a cloned DNA segment. More specifically, the method comprises providing a recombinant DNA construct comprising a DNA segment of interest inserted in a cloning vector. The cloning vector has an f1 endonuclease recognition sequence adjacent to the insertion site of the DNA segment of interest. The recombinant DNA construct is then contacted with the protein pII encoded by gene II of phage f1 thereby generating a single-stranded nick. The nicked DNA is then contacted with E. coli Exonuclease III thereby expanding the single-stranded nick into a single-stranded gap. The single-stranded gapped DNA is then contacted with a single-strand-specific endonuclease thereby producing a linearized DNA molecule containing a double-stranded deletion corresponding in size to the single-stranded gap. The DNA treated in this manner is then incubated with DNA ligase under conditions appropriate for ligation. Also disclosed is a method for producing single-stranded DNA probes. In this embodiment, single-stranded gapped DNA, produced as described above, is contacted with a DNA polymerase in the presence of labeled nucleotides to fill in the gap. This DNA is then linearized by digestion with a restriction enzyme which cuts outside the DNA segment of interest. The product of this digestion is then denatured to produce a labeled single-stranded nucleic acid probe. 1 fig.

  12. Nested Refinement Types for JavaScript /

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    Chugh, Ravi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Semantic Sub- typing with an SMT Solver. In InternationalNikolaj Bjørner. Z3: An Efficient SMT solver. In Tools andBy carefully coordinating SMT-based logical implication with

  13. Termination of Nested and Mutually Recursive Algorithms

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    termination can now be proved automatically (including well-known challenge problems such as McCarthy's f 91. S. Boyer and J S. Moore [5]. Their method has also been adapted for termination proofs in other by C. Walther [31, 33], by P. Manoury and M. Simonot [21], and by F. and H. R. Nielson [24

  14. Controlling Tree Squirrels in Urban Areas

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    Texas Wildlife Services

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In urban areas, tree squirrels can become pests when they eat pecans, berries, bird seed or vegetables from home gardens, or when they nest in attics. This leaflet discusses control of squirrels by fencing, trapping, poisoning and shooting....

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

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    Dawson, Russell D.

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

  16. Mitigation planning for raptors during mining

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

    1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Reproductive Peformance of Great Egrets (Ardea alba) at High Island, Texas

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    McInnes, Andrew

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    and Baxter 1991), Brazil (de Toledo 2000), Mexico (Gladstone 1979), and Rhodesia (Tomlinson 1976). The Great Egret?an Ardeidae (Ardea alba) in the order Ciconiiformes along with ibises, spoonbills, storks, and others?is a common wading bird along...). As such, quality foraging habitat proximal to breeding colonies is an important aspect driving the general health of colonial wading birds (Custer and Galli 2002); nesting wading birds are constrained to forage relatively close to the colony; therefore...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. Method of fabricating nested shells and resulting product

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    Henderson, Timothy M. (Ann Arbor, MI); Kool, Lawrence B. (Ann Arbor, MI)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A multiple shell structure and a method of manufacturing such structure wherein a hollow glass microsphere is surface treated in an organosilane solution so as to render the shell outer surface hydrophobic. The surface treated glass shell is then suspended in the oil phase of an oil-aqueous phase dispersion. The oil phase includes an organic film-forming monomer, a polymerization initiator and a blowing agent. A polymeric film forms at each phase boundary of the dispersion and is then expanded in a blowing operation so as to form an outer homogeneously integral monocellular substantially spherical thermoplastic shell encapsulating an inner glass shell of lesser diameter.

  7. Nested punctual Hilbert schemes and commuting varieties of parabolic subalgebras

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    Boyer, Edmond

    be an algebraically closed field of arbitrary characteristic. Let S[n] denote the Hilbert scheme parametrizing- sional schemes zk1 zk2 · · · zkr organised in a tower of successive inclusions [Ch1, Ch2]. Let C and commut- ing varieties. If zn S[n] is a zero dimensional subscheme, and if b1, . . . , bn is a base

  8. Realization for Justification Logics via Nested Sequents: Modularity through Embedding

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    Sola, Rolf Haenni

    Goetschi , Roman Kuznets Institut f¨ur Informatik und angewandte Mathematik, Universit¨at Bern Neubr), kuznets@iam.unibe.ch (Roman Kuznets) Preprint submitted to Elsevier January 23, 2012 #12;have been

  9. Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and Text

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    Carin, Lawrence

    Dirichlet allo- cation (LDA) (Blei et al., 2003b), were originally de- veloped for text analysis as auxiliary data such as image annotation- s (Barnard et al., 2003; Blei & Jordan, 2003; Blei & Ma

  10. A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent...

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    that would lead to verifiable emission reductions and therefore earn incentives from an international system (or a bilateral arrangement). Meanwhile, implementation of REDD+...

  11. NEST Scientific Report 2007-200931 Intersubband polaritonics

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    to the development of epitaxial growth techniques, it is now possible to realize monolithic microcavity structures cannot be measured up to the anti-crossing point, an accurate fitting procedure is necessary in order

  12. Long-Billed Marsh Wren's Nest Made of Filamentous Algae

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    J. A. Munro Journal:  Condor Volume:  45 Issue:  1 (January-February) Section:  From Field and Study Year:  1943 Pages:  40

  13. Hanford Site Raptor Nest Monitoring Report for Calendar Year 2013

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    Nugent, John J.; Lindsey, Cole T.; Wilde, Justin W.

    2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) conducts ecological monitoring on the Hanford Site to collect and track data needed to ensure compliance with an array of environmental laws, regulations, and policies governing DOE activities. Ecological monitoring data provide baseline information about the plants, animals, and habitat under DOE-RL stewardship at Hanford required for decision-making under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The Hanford Site Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP, DOE/EIS-0222-F) which is the Environmental Impact Statement for Hanford Site activities, helps ensure that DOE-RL, its contractors, and other entities conducting activities on the Hanford Site are in compliance with NEPA.

  14. Nested Narrative:Þórðar saga hreðu and Material Engagement

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    Ward, Elisabeth Ida

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    valley seems to emerge as the “better place”: Þórður’s speech condemning people from Miðfjórður contrasts with his eventual happy

  15. Effects of red imported fire ants on songbird nest survival

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    Campomizzi, Andrew J.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    -successional stage woody vegetation similar to areas occupied by black-capped vireos in the nearby Lampasas Cut Plains (see Grzybowski et al. 1994, Bailey and Thompson 2007) and ecotones between mature oak-juniper (Quercus-Juniperus) woodland and grassland...

  16. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    coal combustion, waste incineration and gold mining (Streetsprofiles for waste incineration (22 % Hg(0), 78 % Hg(II)).

  17. EFFICIENT NESTED PRICING IN THE SIMPLEX ALGORITHM 1 ...

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    2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    nonbasic reduced costs may be obtained by a so-called pricing operation: ... Project 10371017 supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. 1

  18. A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive

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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:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat 1 WindtheEnergy InformationOf The 28-29

  19. North Crows Nest, Indiana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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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 YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall,Missouri: Energy Resources JumpOklahoma:NorthCastle, New

  20. Decision Support Tool: Integrated REDD+ accounting frameworks: Nested

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  1. Eagle Nest, New Mexico: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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,

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Hatching Eggs in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide

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    Powers, Trey G.; Cartwright, A. Lee

    1995-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    and Egg. Silver Burdett Co., New Jersey. Burnie, David. 1988. Eyewitness Books: Bird. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY. Burton, Jane. 1989. Chester the Chick. Gareth Stevens Children?s Books, Milwaukee, WI. Burton, Jane. 1992. See How They Grow: Chick.... Lodestar Books, New York, NY. Burton, Robert. 1994. Egg. Dorling Kindersley, New York, NY. Hariton, Anca. 1992. Egg Story. Dutton Children?s Books, New York, NY. Koch, Maryjo. 1992. Bird, Egg, Feather, Nest. Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Inc., New York, NY...

  17. Economic Impact of the Florida Apiculture Industry

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    Florida, University of

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

  18. Use of east Texas reservoirs by wintering bald eagles 

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    Russell, Sandra Joy

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) also found wintering bald eagles relying primarily on black-tailed jackrabbits for food. These birds shared their t 1 11 d oott tth g 1d g1 Ihttit ~ht t t). Ed d successfully trapped several bald eagles and fitted them with radio transmitters... below Toledo Bend Reservoir until the nest trees were killed by inundation. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Depar t- ment conducts an aerial survey each winter to locate bald eagle nests and to verify the success rate of each active nest. In 1979...

  19. 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.

  20. THE SIGNATURE OF PRIMORDIAL GRAIN GROWTH IN THE POLARIZED LIGHT OF THE AU MICROSCOPII DEBRIS DISK

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    Kalas, Paul G.

    /Maxwell- Garnett analysis demands highly porous (91%Y94%) particles. In the inner solar system, porous particles form in cometary dust, where the sublimation of ices leaves a ``bird's nest'' of refractory material, undetected parent bodies. In the solar system, inter- planetary dust particles are resupplied

  1. Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior

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    Branch, Lyn C.

    Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior of Beach Mice BRITTANY L. BIRD, LYN of artificial light into wildlife habitat represents a rapidly expanding form of human encroachment, particularly in coastal systems. Light pollution alters the behavior of sea turtles during nesting; therefore

  2. Contact: G. Sam Foster, Station Director, at gfoster@fs.fed.us or (970) 498-1353 http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/

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    awareness for centuries (like canaries in coal mines). Nest timing is an effective measure of environmental. However, as sensitive indicators of environmental problems, birds have been instrumental in raising public, scientists will also be able to study potential impacts of climate change on individual species, habitats

  3. School of Renewable Natural Resources Spring 2013 RNR Seminars

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    protected areas. Hence the topic and title. Feb. 6 Dr. Kristina Cockle Postdoctoral Fellow, SchoolSchool of Renewable Natural Resources Spring 2013 RNR Seminars (Seminars on Wednesdays at 11 of Renewable Natural Resources "Ecology and conservation of interaction networks of cavity-nesting birds, trees

  4. "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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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...

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

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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...

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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...

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

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

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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 YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTown ofNationwideWTEDBird, Idaho: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

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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 Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking ofOilNEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDS OFF BEACON COMMUNITIES NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDS

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  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

    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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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),

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. Experimentally testing and assessing the predictive power of species assembly rules for tropical canopy ants

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    Fayle, Tom M.; Eggleton, Paul; Manica, Andrea; Yusah, Kalsum M.; Foster, William A.

    2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    to be sufficient to stabilise this quantity for all assembly rules of interest (with the exception of the null rule, which is, by definition, stochastic). To avoid gradual reduction of diversity due to local extinction of species, we reintroduced extinct species... ). The impact of forest conversion to oil palm on arthropod abundance and biomass in Sabah, Malaysia. J. Trop. Ecol., 25, 23–30. Turner, E.C., Snaddon, J.L., Johnson, H.R. & Foster, W.A. (2007). The impact of bird’s nest ferns on stemflow nutrient concentration...

  5. A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System

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    Pedram, Massoud

    and virtualization techniques provide mobile devices with battery energy saving opportunities by allowing them on the backward induction principle, we derive the optimal or near-optimal strategy for all the mobile devices by the profits by charging clients for accessing these services. Clients are attracted by the opportunity

  6. NestedMICA as an ab initio protein motif discovery tool

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    Dogruel, Mutlu; Down, Thomas A; Hubbard, Tim J P

    2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    has long been an important problem in biology. It is possible to check if a set of proteins contain a known sequence motif by searching protein motif or domain databases. Databases including Pfam [1], eukary- otic linear motif database (ELM) [2... License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.Page 1 of 12 (page number not for citation purposes) Site [4] contain sequence...

  7. Utilization of artificial nesting cavities by wood ducks (Aix sponsa) in central Texas

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    Labuda, Stephen Edward

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1des), black w1llow (Sal1x nicira), water oak, winged elm, sugar- berry, red mulberry, mesquite, Texas sophora (~So hora affinis), and commn p si mmn (~Dios ros ~air i ia a). No ca itp be i g trees were encountered while sampling the woody...

  8. Distribution, Abundance, and survival of Nesting American Dippers near Juneau, Alaska

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    ... variation in survival or focus on the effects of stream pollution on dipper physiology and reproduction. The American Dipper ( ... 1973, Price and Bock 1983). Nocturnal drainage of cold air down narrow ravines (see Pypker et al. 2007) and the high winds common ...

  9. "Nested" cryptic diversity in a widespread marine ecosystem engineer: a challenge for detecting biological invasions

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of P. dalbyi from Western Australia vs. southeasternindices were similar (Western Australia: h = 1.000 ± 0.045,New Zealand, Morocco and Western Australia. However, these

  10. Emergence of electric mobility: a nested approach to vehicle choice modeling

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    shares within the automotive sector for the different types of cars (namely gasoline cars, hybrid cars alternatives which do not belong to the respondent in comparison to latter's own car, when we analyze and electric cars) are likely to be significantly affected. This particular context motivated a sound demand

  11. Nesting ecology of dickcissels on reclaimed surface-mined lands in Freestone County, Texas 

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface mining and subsequent reclamation often results in the establishment of large areas of grassland that can benefit wildlife. Grasslands have declined substantially over the last 150 years, resulting in declines of ...

  12. Performance of the nested grid model during cold air outbreaks and periods of return flow

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    Janish, Paul Richard

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Return ot Wind and Geopotential Height Field Evolution 103 1) Offshore Flow Phase . . 2) Onshore Flow and the Low ? Level Jet. . . . 3) Extreme Case of 10-14 February 1988. . . . 105 117 126 7. REAL TIME VERIFICATION. . 132 a Satellite Data. b... and associated return flows are isolated. A good index of these cycles is the 950 mb meridional wind component. Composites and individual cases of the horizontal, vertical, and temporal structure of wind, temperature, and moisture are diagnosed for the NGM...

  13. A nested branch and price approach to designing the circuit card assembly factory

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    Warrier, Deepak

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industrial competition has placed a premium on prescribing the optimal design of a circuit card assembly factory. This problem is to prescribe the number of lines of each type, the line type to which each circuit card type is to be assigned...

  14. Effects of Grassland Restoration on Avian Assemblage Characteristics and Dickcissel Nesting Success in Texas

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ?2008. C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s W a s h i n g t on 34 0 0. 81 W a s h i n g t on 29 0. 43 0. 69 N a v a r r o 34 0. 13 0. 82 C ol or a do 29 0. 3 0. 8 N a... v a r r o 32 0. 11 0. 63 A n de r s on 26 .6 0. 11 0. 77 N a v a r r o 29 .7 0. 04 0. 84 N a v a r r o 22 .5 0. 18 0. 75 N a v a r r o 24 .5 0. 26 0. 74 N a v a r r o 21 .9 0. 6 0. 32 N a v a r r o 18 .4 0. 33 0. 72 N a v a r r o 17 .6 0. 31 0. 76 N...

  15. Rocking and rolling down an incline : the dynamics of nested cylinders on a ramp

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    Vener, David Paul

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I report the results of a combined experimental and theoretical investigation of a journal bearing, specifically, a cylinder suspended in a viscous fluid housed within a cylindrical shell, rolling down an ...

  16. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Interferometry and entanglement detection at the nanoscale

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    the experi- mental realization of electronic Mach­ Zehnder (MZ) and Hanbury­Brown­Twiss (HBT) interferometers the implementations of Mach­Zehnder and Hambury­Brown­ Twiss interferometers (Fig. 1) together with structures yet circumventing some of FIG. 1 Implementation of the Hanbury­Brown­Twiss interferometer with edge states

  17. Complexity of Nesting Analysis in Mobile Ambients Chiara Braghin 1 , Agostino Cortesi 1 , Riccardo Focardi 1 ,

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    Piazza, Carla

    , Universitâ??a di Trieste, luccio@dsm.univ.trieste.it Abstract. A new algorithm is introduced for analysing author: Flaminia L. Luccio, Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Universitâ??a di Trieste, via Valerio 12/b, 34127 Trieste, Italy, e­mail: luccio@dsm.univ.trieste.it, Tel: +39­040­5582610, Fax: +39

  18. Residential mobility and location choice: a nested logit model with sampling of alternatives

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    empirical results from the Puget Sound region. Environ.residences from the central Puget Sound region. It usesapplication in the Central Puget Sound region The NL model

  19. Master 2 Atiam : Traitement du Signal Audionumerique. Duree : 2h. Aucun document n'est autorise.

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    Badeau, Roland

    (z) = nZ x(n)z-n ­ Fonction d'autocovariance d'un processus X(n) stationnaire au sens large (SSL) r´e spectrale de puissance (DSP) d'un processus X(n) SSL : SX(e2i ) = kZ RX(k)e-2ik ­ Filtrage des processus SSL transfert H(z), d'un processus SSL X(n). Alors Y (n) est un processus SSL : ­ de moyenne mY = H(1) mX (o`u H

  20. SNAG ABUNDANCe Ohmann et al. 607 SNAG ABUNDANCE FOR PRIMARY CAVITY-NESTING

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    use standing dead trees (snags) at one time or another in their lifecycle (Thomas et al. 1979a, Neitro of the ongoing inventory of nonfederal forest lands conducted by the Inventory and Economics Research Development by scanning the printed publication. Misscans identified by the software have been corrected; however, some

  1. Chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and dioxins in colonial nesting waterbirds of Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Frank, Donell Suzette

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assurance/quality control (QA/QC) samples. A pesticide/PCB spike solution was added to the spike samples. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) surrogate standards containing the compounds naphthalene-d8, 23 acenaphthene-d10, phenanthrene-d10, chrysene...

  2. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    at Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University Vertebrate Museum, the Natural Science Research Laboratory at Texas Tech University Museum, the natural history collections at Angelo State University, the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation...

  3. Effects of Grassland Restoration on Avian Assemblage Characteristics and Dickcissel Nesting Success in Texas 

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ?2008. C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s W a s h i n g t on 34 0 0. 81 W a s h i n g t on 29 0. 43 0. 69 N a v a r r o 34 0. 13 0. 82 C ol or a do 29 0. 3 0. 8 N a... v a r r o 32 0. 11 0. 63 A n de r s on 26 .6 0. 11 0. 77 N a v a r r o 29 .7 0. 04 0. 84 N a v a r r o 22 .5 0. 18 0. 75 N a v a r r o 24 .5 0. 26 0. 74 N a v a r r o 21 .9 0. 6 0. 32 N a v a r r o 18 .4 0. 33 0. 72 N a v a r r o 17 .6 0. 31 0. 76 N...

  4. Optimizing Nested Loops with Loop Distribution and Loop Fusion Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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    Sha, Edwin

    nodes so that the loop nodes inside one partition can be fused directly without transformation. Maximum and the power consumption [1, 5, 7, 8]. Direct loop fusion is to find the legal fusion partition of the loop of the fused loops is minimized. Loop distribution separates independent statements inside a single loop (or

  5. High Magnetic Field Multipoles Generated by Superconductor Magnetization within a Set of Nested Superconducting Correction Coils

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    Green, M.A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    magnetization of the superconductor in the long correctorsMultipoles Generated by Superconductor Magnetization WithinMULTIPOLES GENERATED BY SUPERCONDUCTOR MAGNETIZATION WITHIN

  6. Multiple Nested Beltrami regions as a Solution to the 3-D Toroidal MHD Equilibrium Problem

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    Hudson, Stuart

    .L. Dewar1 , M.J. Hole1 , S.R. Hudson2 and M. McGann1 1 Department of Theoretical Physics and Plasma Research Laboratory, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National

  7. Multiple Nest-Tending Behavior in an Adult Female White Ibis GARTH HERRING1

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    Gawlik, Dale E.

    Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 to the ibis. On 14 May, both bal-chatri (Bub 1991) and modified cylindrical traps (Frederick 1987) were placed

  8. ancient mud-wasp nests: Topics by E-print Network

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

    religion in the ancient Mediterranean permeated aspects of everyday life, including seafaring. Besides cargo, ships transported mariners' religious beliefs from port to port,...

  9. Structural Nested Mean Models for Assessing Time-Varying Causal Effect Moderation

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    Murphy, Susan A.

    = No Effect Outpatient substance abuse treatment is better than residential treatment for individuals of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: CT) (a1, a2) Time-varying treatment pattern; at is binary (0,1) Y (a1, a21 Thomas R. Ten Have2 Susan A. Murphy3 1 Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA MC 1

  10. Residential mobility and location choice: a nested logit model with sampling of alternatives

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waddell, P. : Modeling residential location in UrbanSim. In:D. (eds. ) Modelling Residential Location Choice. Springer,based model system and a residential location model. Urban

  11. Ecology of the predator assemblage affecting nest success of passerines in Sierra Nevada, California

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    Cocimano, Maria C.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    were surveyed since 1997 (15 from 1997 to 2006, plus 6 added in 2003). My study areas were located in montane meadows in central Sierra Nevada, California, USA, including El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, and Sierra counties. The area presents a... the line intercept method (Bonham 1989), using a pole (200 cm tall ? 1.25 cm diameter). I took measurements every 3 meters, including vegetation type, as each species of plant that touched the pole (willow, other shrub species, grass/forbs, aspen, alder...

  12. Instrumenting C programs with Nested Word Swarat Chaudhuri and Rajeev Alur

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    Chauduri, Swarat

    Blast [5] and Slam [2], where a specification is a word automaton (or monitor) with finite- state" of a program and a monitor, in effect instrumenting the program with extra instructions, so that the input automata, and a tool to instrument C code using it. This language ex- tends the Blast specification

  13. EXTENDING METHODS FOR MODELING HETEROGENEITY IN NEST-SURVIVAL DATA USING GENERALIZED MIXED MODELS

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    Rotella, Jay J.

    condiciones covariantes de interés. También condujimos simulaciones Monte Carlo para evaluar el desempeño de

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    to the behavior 01 wild rats in natural environments lor two reasons. First, the animals in .U '. eTbe research

  15. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    .05 percent. Habitat selection ratios showed a preference for ridge as well as grassland habitat and avoidance of bare ground and flatland habitats. The location data from west Texas was further analyzed to build a predictive logistic regression model...

  16. Coordination of the Smart Grid and Distributed Data Centers: A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework

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    Pedram, Massoud

    the other load devices perform demand side management. The objective of the smart grid controller computing has established a trend towards building energy-hungry and geographically distributed data centers between the electricity price at each power bus and the total load demand at that bus. In the second stage

  17. Nesting Success of California Least Terns at the Guerrero Negro Saltworks, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2005

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    ... TERNS AT THE GUERRERO NEGRO SALTWORKS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, 2005 ANTONIO GUTIÉRREZ-AGUILAR, Exportadora de Sal, S. A. de C. ... Kramer, G. W., and Migoya, R. 1989. The Pacific coast of Mexico, in Habitat management for migrating and wintering waterfowl in North ...

  18. 13www.wildlife.org The Wildlife Society Nesting Prairie-Chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    facility. GM Crops Threaten Monarch Butterflies The loss of milkweed plants in the United States, largely due to the rise of genetically modified (GM) crops, is more harmful to monarch butterfly populations on breeding grounds--nearly 1.5 billion plants over 19 years, mainly caused by the increasing adoption of GM

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

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

    2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

  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...