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  1. Migratory Birds

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  2. Migratory Bird Program Website | Open Energy Information

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  3. Migratory Bird Treaty Act | Open Energy Information

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  4. Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1

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    Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1 Daniel P. Mummert,2, Robertson and Rendell 1990), lower predation rates (Nilsson 1984, Purcell and others 1997, Robertson

  5. 2005 University of Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group Lake Huron Shoreline, Michigan

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    Moore, Frank R.

    © 2005 University of Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group Lake Huron Shoreline 25 Conneticut Warbler 0 0 1 0 Common Yellowthroat 6 4 26 20 Chestnut-sided Warbler 0 2 4 4 Downy Purple Finch 0 2 2 2 #12;© 2005 University of Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group SPECIES

  6. SOD-Induced Changes in Foraging and Nesting Behavior of Insectivorous, Cavity-Nesting Birds1

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    191 SOD-Induced Changes in Foraging and Nesting Behavior of Insectivorous, Cavity-Nesting Birds1 the population status of their common prey items, their foraging ecology, and their nesting behavior. We to examine nestling diet, foraging effort (length of foraging trips), box occupancy, and nestling

  7. 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

  8. Migratory Passerine Birds as Reservoirs of Lyme Borreliosis in Europe

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    2006-01-01

    and Borrelia afzelii in Europe. Microbiology. 2004;150:1741–International. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trendsReservoirs of Lyme Borreliosis in Europe Pär Comstedt,* Sven

  9. 2006 University of Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group Johnson Bayou, Louisiana

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    Moore, Frank R.

    © 2006 University of Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group Johnson Bayou, Louisiana 47 55 214 71 79 106 Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Conneticut Warbler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Golden-winged Warbler 1 4 1 0 2 0 4 3 1 3 2 5 2 #12;© 2006 University of Southern

  10. COMPETITION FOR NESTING SPACE AMONG PERUVIAN GUANO BIRDS

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    . Received 7 June 1982, accepted 14 January 1983. FoR several millennia, seabirds have nested on islands off, or other habitats not used by the three major species. There are fewer than 40 guano islands along for nesting because of human disturbance, heat, or ectoparasites (LaValle 1918, Vogt 1942, Duffy 1983a). Where

  11. Migratory Birds

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    such as: Installation of power poles and transmission lines Construction projects Invasive weed species eradication Waste treatment that utilizes retention and evaporation...

  12. 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 Fish and Wildlife Service-- all in an effort to ensure that wind power, which provides a cost

  13. Treehouse to Share eople usually think of bird nests built in the crooks of tree branches. But

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    the nest in search of food with less concern for their nestlings. To gain these advantages, birds that can Martin, Researcher Many forest birds need and share tree cavities in forest habitat. Let's preserve it nest web, like a food web, displays the dependency among species. The web illustrated shows the links

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

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

  15. Evidence for latitudinal sexual selection among migratory birds wintering in Mexico

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    Komar, Oliver; O’ Shea, B. J.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Navarro-Sigü enza, Adolfo G.

    2005-07-01

    Latitudinal sexual segregation during the nonbreeding season, in which males tend to winter farther north than females, is known to occur in many temperate-zone bird species. This pattern, however, has rarely been reported ...

  16. Fragmentation of habitats used by neotropical migratory birds in Southern Appalachians and the neotropics

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    Pearson, S.M.; Dale, V.H.; Offerman, H.L. |

    1993-12-31

    Recent declines in North American breeding populations have sparked great concern over the effects of habitat fragmentation. Neotropical migrant birds use and are influenced by two biomes during a single life span. Yet assessment of the relative importance of changes in tropical wintering areas versus temperate breeding areas is complicated by regional variation in rates and extent of habitat change. Landscape-level measurements of forest fragmentation derived from remotely-sensed data provide a means to compare the patterns of habitat modification on the wintering and breeding grounds of migrant birds. This study quantifies patterns of forest fragmentation in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and tropical Amazon and relates these patterns to the resource needs of neotropical migrant birds. Study sites were selected from remotely-sensed images to represent a range of forest fragmentation (highly fragmented landscape to continuous forest).

  17. An implantable instrument for studying the long-term flight biology of migratory birds

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    Spivey, Robin J. E-mail: c.bishop@bangor.ac.uk; Bishop, Charles M. E-mail: c.bishop@bangor.ac.uk

    2014-01-15

    The design of an instrument deployed in a project studying the high altitude Himalayan migrations of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) is described. The electronics of this archival datalogger measured 22 × 14 × 6.5 mm, weighed 3 g, was powered by a ½AA-sized battery weighing 10 g and housed in a transparent biocompatible tube sealed with titanium electrodes for electrocardiography (ECG). The combined weight of 32 g represented less than 2% of the typical bodyweight of the geese. The primary tasks of the instrument were to continuously record a digitised ECG signal for heart-rate determination and store 12-bit triaxial accelerations sampled at 100 Hz with 15% coverage over each 2 min period. Measurement of atmospheric pressure provided an indication of altitude and rate of ascent or descent during flight. Geomagnetic field readings allowed for latitude estimation. These parameters were logged twice per minute along with body temperature. Data were stored to a memory card of 8 GB capacity. Instruments were implanted in geese captured on Mongolian lakes during the breeding season when the birds are temporarily flightless due to moulting. The goal was to collect data over a ten month period, covering both southward and northward migrations. This imposed extreme constraints on the design's power consumption. Raw ECG can be post-processed to obtain heart-rate, allowing improved rejection of signal interference due to strenuous activity of locomotory muscles during flight. Accelerometry can be used to monitor wing-beat frequency and body kinematics, and since the geese continued to flap their wings continuously even during rather steep descents, act as a proxy for biomechanical power. The instrument enables detailed investigation of the challenges faced by the geese during these arduous migrations which typically involve flying at extreme altitudes through cold, low density air where oxygen availability is significantly reduced compared to sea level.

  18. 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.

  19. Migratory Birds | Open Energy Information

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

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19

    Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds. Which vegetation types the birds inhabit, nest-site characteristics, and adult behavior at the nest may affect predation and parasitism frequencies, fecundity, and nest survival and fledgling...

  1. Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds

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    Homeland Security...24 Bureau of Land Management ...26 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...28 National Park Service......

  2. On the photophysics of migratory bird cryptochrome

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    Peinke, Joachim

    Meth- oden bereitzustellen, die eine G¨ute-Kontrolle der Proben erm¨oglichen. Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit

  3. Migratory Bird Conservation | Department of Energy

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  4. SUBCHAPTER II„MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY

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  5. Bird guard

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    Fairchild, Dana M. (Armour, SD)

    2010-03-02

    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.

  6. Why do migratory birds sing on their tropical wintering grounds?

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    Sorensen, Marjorie C.; Jenni-Eiermann, Susanne; Spottiswoode, Claire N.

    2015-08-14

    ). Remarkably, we still do not know the function of this behaviour. Given that song production increases predation risk, consumes time that could otherwise be spent foraging, and is generally considered energetically expensive (Gil and Gahr 2002; Hasselquist... (e.g. predator avoidance, taking time away from foraging) are likely to remain high for other species in a range of ecological settings (Gil and Gahr 2002). Such costs should make any causal association between investment in song production...

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

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

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

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  10. GREAT BLUE HERON NESTING BIOLOGY AND HABITAT USE ON THE JAMES RIVER IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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    of feeding trips of adult birds peaked when nestlings were 29 days old. A significant amount of variance in adult feeding trips per hour was accounted for by southerly winds and the time period from 1800-1800 hours. Nest attentiveness of adult birds declined with increasing nestling age, with feeding

  11. Bird Habitats

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  12. Incomes of Migratory Agricultural Workers. 

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    Sargent, Frederic O.; Metzler, William H.

    1960-01-01

    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 earnings per family... varied closely with the size of the family work force and averaged $2,208. Less than one-fourth of this was earned at the home base; hence, migratory labor was a major source of their income. In the 446 households surveyed, there was a total of 1...

  13. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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

    2012-12-01

    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.

  14. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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

    2012-12-01

    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. 3.A24 Freshman Seminar: The Engineering of Birds, Fall 2004

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    Why are things in nature shaped the way they are? How do birds fly? Why do bird nests look the way they do? How do woodpeckers peck? These are the types of questions Dr. Lorna Gibson's freshman seminar at MIT has been ...

  16. Bird migration monitoring across

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    Graaf, Martin de

    Bird migration monitoring across Europe using weather radar M. de Graaf, H. Leijnse, A. Dokter, J Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology #12;Bird migration monitoring across Europe using weather-29 June Toulouse Bird Migration Monitoring across Europe ­ M. de Graaf et al.2 #12;Introduction Flysafe 2

  17. Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Biomarkers of Exposure in Wading Birds and Fish of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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    Mora, Miguel A.

    Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Biomarkers of Exposure in Wading Birds and Fish of the Lower Rio. During 1997 we evaluated reproductive success in colonial water birds nesting in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), Texas, and correlated success with concentrations of contaminants in eggs. We also

  18. regurgitated owl Owl nesting habi-

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    regurgitated owl pellets. Owl nesting habi- tat, by comparing vegetation compo- sition and struc- cial and personal fuel wood permits. In ponderosa pine dominated canyon bottoms, approxi- mately 240

  19. Cape Fear River Basin Action Plan for Migratory Fish

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    Cape Fear River Basin Action Plan for Migratory Fish C ape Fear Rive r Pa rt n er ship developed with a vision of a healthy Cape Fear River for fish and people. The partnership's mission is to restore and demonstrate the value of robust, productive, and self-sustaining stocks of migratory fish in the Cape Fear

  20. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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  1. 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

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

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    Landis, Doug

    +Business Media New York 2012 Abstract Increased production of bioenergy crops in North America is projected unit area (species density) was relative- ly higher in switchgrass fields. The percent land cover and species density. Habitat patch size and within-patch vegetation structure were unimportant in predicting

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

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

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  5. Federal Migratory Bird Depredation Permit 3-200-13 | Open Energy

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

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

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

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  9. nest

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  11. 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

  12. ormon crickets and juvenile locusts form huge migratory bands --

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    Gwynne, Darryl T.

    radiotelemetrytoovercometheseproblems. The mormon cricket, Anabrus simplex, is a flightless katydid6 , native to western North America migratory bands with that of individuals transplanted from the band to nearby sites; mormon- cricket bands

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

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

    2005-09-01

    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.

  14. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28

    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.

  15. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01

    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.

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  18. NEST HOME | 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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice| DepartmentGJPPGPracticesDraft.doc| DepartmentDOE NEPA -NEST

  19. Nested Trampoline Resonators for Optomechanics

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    Weaver, Matthew J; Luna, Fernando; Buters, Frank M; Eerkens, Hedwig J; Welker, Gesa; Perock, Blaise; Heeck, Kier; de Man, Sven; Bouwmeester, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Two major challenges in the development of optomechanical devices are achieving a low mechanical and optical loss rate and vibration isolation from the environment. We address both issues by fabricating novel trampoline resonators made from low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) Si$_3$N$_4$ with a distributed bragg reflector (DBR) mirror. We construct a nested double resonator structure that generates approximately 80 dB of mechanical isolation from the mounting surface, eliminating the strong mounting dependence of the quality factor observed with single resonators. With the consistency provided by this isolation scheme we reliably fabricate devices with mechanical quality factors of around 400,000 at room temperature. In addition these devices were used to form optical cavities with finesse up to 181,000 $\\pm$ 1,000. These promising parameters will enable experiments in the quantum regime with macroscopic mechanical resonators.

  20. CHSLT -NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department

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    Furlong, Cosme

    ) #12;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department The CCD/CMOS camera Detail section of a CCD Engineering Department CCD cameras Basic operation/description A CCD detector chip consists of an array;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department CCD cameras Basic operation/description An image

  1. The Israeli Bird Ringing Journal 2015 The Israeli Bird Ringing Journal 2015

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    The Israeli Bird Ringing Journal 2015 #12;The Israeli Bird Ringing Journal 2015 2014 Ringing data ringing in the Hula Valley #12;Table of contents 1The Israeli Bird Ringing Journal, 2015 The Israeli Bird Ringing Journal 2 2014 Ringing data summary 3 Introduction 3 Ringing trends and highlights 5 Birds

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Body mass, energetic constraints, and duck nesting ecology

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    Shutler, Dave

    to save on metabolic costs by using nest sites that received more solar radiation (insolation occurs in the amount of solar radiation (insolati were also obtained. Predictions that body size would affect nest concealment, nest-initiation date

  5. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15

    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.

  6. 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

  7. The Economic Contribution of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Angling Permit Holders in New

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    The Economic Contribution of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Angling Permit Holders in New Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-147 November 2014 #12;#12;The Economic Contribution of Atlantic Highly Migratory Recommended citation: Hutt, Clifford, Sabrina Lovell, and George Silva. 2014. The Economic Contributions

  8. The Social Context of Cannibalism in Migratory Bands of the Mormon Cricket

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    Couzin, Iain D.

    The Social Context of Cannibalism in Migratory Bands of the Mormon Cricket Sepideh Bazazi1 to be important to the collective motion of mass migratory bands of insects, such as locusts and Mormon crickets a field investigation which shows that adult Mormon crickets were more likely to approach and attack

  9. Original Articles The Nested Structure of Cancer

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    Bhavnani, Suresh K.

    for the design of systems that assist in symptom assessment and man- agement.The main limitation of the studyOriginal Articles The Nested Structure of Cancer Symptoms Implications for Analyzing Co; 2Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 3Electrical Engineering

  10. Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nestInatedrones or betweennon-nestIriateworkers and non-nestInatedrones did not yield

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    Gadagkar, Raghavendra

    #12;#12;Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nest-nestInatedrones are bitten more often than nestInate drones. The degree of discrimination of workers found in our study allows in addition, to compare discrimination of drones with the discrimination of workers. We found

  11. Humboldt Field Research Institute Spring Arrival Dates of Maine Migratory Breeding Birds: 1994-1997 vs. 1899-1911

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    Holberton, Rebecca L.

    across the stateof Maine. Ourpredictionof a trend toward earlier arrivalas a function of global warming), NorthernCardinals(Cardinalis cardinalis), and eastern House Finches (Carpodacusmexicanus)(Kricher1981 but will become increasingly important in the face of global warming.Mean surfacetemperatureof the earthhas

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

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    Karasov, William H.

    , and amylase were significantly lower in restricted birds, while those of trypsin and chymotrypsin were not

  13. DIAMONDS: A new Bayesian nested sampling tool

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    Corsaro, Enrico

    2015-01-01

    In the context of high-quality asteroseismic data provided by the NASA Kepler mission, we developed a new code, termed Diamonds (high-DImensional And multi-MOdal NesteD Sampling), for fast Bayesian parameter estimation and model comparison by means of the Nested Sampling Monte Carlo (NSMC) algorithm, an efficient and powerful method very suitable for high-dimensional problems (like the peak bagging analysis of solar-like oscillations) and multi-modal problems (i.e. problems that show multiple solutions). We applied the code to the peak bagging analysis of solar-like oscillations observed in a challenging F-type star. By means of Diamonds one is able to detect the different backgrounds in the power spectrum of the star (e.g. stellar granulation and faculae activity) and to understand whether one or two oscillation peaks can be identified or not. In addition, we demonstrate a novel approach to peak bagging based on multimodality, which is able to reduce significantly the number of free parameters involved in th...

  14. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes 

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17

    dove habitat on and around campus. The objective of this study was to examine mourning dove nesting and production in an urban setting and determine how microhabitat and landscape features affect nest-site selection and nest success. Specifically, I (1...

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

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    Carrie, Neil Ross

    1995-01-01

    -1994 at the Sam Houston National Forest in San Jacinto County, Texas. I found 41 nests during 1993 and 14 nests during 1994. Vegetative measurements collected at nest sites were compared to random sites. The proportion of hardwoods in the 5-15-cm category...

  16. 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

  17. LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IRVING, TX

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    and purge ports. #12;LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IRVING, TX 3' x 5' Solar Panels 191 watts per panel 600 KW Solar Array 2,988 Solar Panels 850,000 kWh Annual Output Solar Classroom Deck SOLAR PV SYSTEM #12 in the United States #12;LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IRVING, TX THE LAYOUT AFTER HOURS GYM ENTRY SOLAR

  18. Terrestrial Mammals Hypothesis: Birds and Mammals were

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    Pathways for Terrestrial Vertebrates. In Carlton, J., G. Ruiz, and R. Mack (Eds.), Invasive speciesTerrestrial Mammals and Birds Hypothesis: Birds and Mammals were predominantly introduced, via release and escape pathways. Project By: Lauren Bettino, Sarah Brodeur, Keith Green, Megan Murphy, Jenna

  19. Marine Bird Ecology & Conservation: The Farallon Islands

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    Brown, Sally

    11/19/2014 1 Marine Bird Ecology & Conservation: The Farallon Islands Example Some Historical;11/19/2014 2 Charadriformes: gulls, terns Anseriformes: marine ducks, geese and swans Other birds Location of island Distant photo of island #12;11/19/2014 3 Western Gull The gull colony on the marine terrace

  20. 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...

  1. Controlling Roosting Birds in Urban Areas 

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    Texas Wildlife Services

    2006-09-06

    ornamental plants. Grackles are noisy birds, often making a disturbing and obnoxious racket. Grackles may consume or destroy farm crops such as citrus, tomatoes, watermelons, cabbage, lettuce, grain, corn, peaches, figs and can- taloupes. Starlings Starlings...

  2. South temperate birds have higher apparent adult survival than tropical birds in Africa

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    493 South temperate birds have higher apparent adult survival than tropical birds in Africa PennPatrick Inst., DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, Univ. of Cape Town, P/Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa African National Biodiversity Inst., P/Bag X7, Claremont 7735, South Africa, and School of Statistics

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

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

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

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01

    ; 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...

  5. University of Toronto Office of Environmental Health and Safety Procedures for Cleaning Bird and Animal Feces, Urine and Nesting Areas.

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    and eliminating sources of food. Other forms of pest control such as traps, ultrasonic devices and chemical to clean feces. 8. Depending on the level of contamination, it may be desirable to HEPA vacuum the surface

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

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17

    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...

  7. Nesting mechanism for [ital d]-symmetry superconductors

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    Ruvalds, J.; Rieck, C.T.; Tewari, S.; Thoma, J. ); Virosztek, A. )

    1995-02-01

    A nested Fermi surface with nearly parallel orbit segments is found to yield a singlet [ital d]-wave superconducitng state at high temperatures for a restricted range of the on-site Coulomb repulsion that avoids the competing spin-density-wave instability. The computed superconducting transition temperature drops dramatically as the nesting vector is decreased, in accord with recent photoemission data on the Bi2212 and Bi2201 cuprates. Superconducting transition temperatures in the 100 K range are produced by the nesting mechanism in the [ital leading] [ital order] pairing interaction caused by exchange of spin fluctuations.

  8. Breeding biology and inheritance of a color pattern in a monomorphic bird

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    Bontrager, Alexa Lee-Lang

    2006-01-01

    Hartley IR (1998) Sexual dimorphism in birds: why are thereevolution of sexual color dimorphism in passerine birds. Auk

  9. Interannual variation of reach specific migratory success for Sacramento River hatchery yearling late-fall run

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    Klimley, A. Peter

    a multitude of habitats ­ the more natural run-riffle-pool structure of the upper river, a channelized lowerInterannual variation of reach specific migratory success for Sacramento River hatchery yearling late-fall run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss

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

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21

    We study the distribution of combinatorial statistics that exhibit a structure of crossings and nesting in various discrete structures, in particular, in set partitions, matchings, and fillings of moon polyominoes with entries 0 and 1. Let pi and y...

  11. Parametric Multi-Level Tiling of Imperfectly Nested Loops

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    Hartono, Albert; Baskaran, Muthu M.; Bastoul, Cedric; Cohen, Albert; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Norris, Boyana; Ramanujam, J.; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy

    2009-05-18

    Tiling is a critical loop transformation for generating high-performance code on modern architectures. Efficient generation of multilevel tiled code is essential to exploit several levels of parallelism and/or to maximize data reuse in deep memory hierarchies. Tiled loops with parameterized tile sizes (not compile time constants) facilitate runtime feedback and dynamic optimizations used in iterative compilation and automatic tuning. The existing parametric multilevel tiling approach has focused on transformation for perfectly nested loops, where all assignment statements are contained inside the innermost loop of a loop nest. Previous solutions to tiling for imperfect loop nests are limited to the case where tile sizes are fixed. In this paper, we present an approach to parameterized multilevel tiling for imperfectly nested loops. Our tiling algorithm generates loops that iterate over full rectangular tiles that are amenable for potential compiler optimizations such as register tiling. Experimental results using a number of computational benchmarks demonstrate the effectiveness of our tiling approach.

  12. Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba Departments of Electrical of special functions a=x, b=y, c = ab, (4) a=log(c), z=a+d. #12;Automation of Matrix Derivative Operations

  13. An On-Line Study of Japanese Nesting Complexity

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    Nakatani, Kentaro

    This paper reports the results of a self-paced reading experiment in Japanese in which the materials consisted of four versions of successively more nested syntactic structures. It was found that (1) people read the more ...

  14. Bid and Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon's Dilemma

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    Qin, Cheng-Zhong

    2006-01-01

    of an Indivisible Good–A Mechanism Design Problem Underand Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon’s Dilemma ?this paper we propose a mechanism to resolve King Solomon’s

  15. Establishing a Birding-Related Business 

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    Scott, David; Callahan, Ashley

    2000-05-04

    Texas specialities?the Ferruginous pygmy owl and the Tropical parula. The tour guide concentrates on helping birders see just these two species in a minimum amount of time. There are no rare birds to attract serious birders to the B-Bar-B, but the own...

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

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08

    characteristics of chimpanzee nests, nesting trees, nest shape, and architecture in two savanna-dwelling populations on opposite sides of Africa: Fongoli, Senegal, and Issa, Tanzania. Savanna habitats are the most extreme habitats in which chimpanzees survive...

  17. Oak Ridge Reservation Bird Records and Population Trends

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    Roy, W. K.; Giffen, N. R.; Wade, M. C.; Haines, A. M.; Evans, J. W.; Jett, R. T.

    2014-09-01

    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.

  18. Oak Ridge Reservation Bird Records and Population Trends

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    Roy, W. Kelly; Giffen, Neil R.; Wade, Murray; Haines, Angelina; Evans, James W.; Jett, Robert Trent

    2014-11-01

    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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. Data Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognition

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

    2006-01-01

    11] Witten, I. ; Frank, E. ; Data Mining: Practical MachineData Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognitionthe application of data mining techniques to the problem of

  2. Data Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognition

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

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Rienstra, Sjoerd W.

    A Gasdynamic-Acoustic Model of a Bird Scare Gun by S.W. Rienstra A contribution to Mathematical, CA). Published by Cambridge University Press, 2000. 1 Introduction A bird scare gun is a relatively. It appears that the gun produces a louder bang when the pipe is longer. This hints, of course, at a possible

  4. A GasdynamicAcoustic Model of a Bird Scare Gun

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    A Gasdynamic­Acoustic Model of a Bird Scare Gun A contribution to Mathematical Modeling: Case). To be published by Cambridge University Press, 2000. 1 Introduction A bird scare gun is a relatively simple device. It appears that the gun produces a louder bang when the pipe is longer. This hints, of course, at a possible

  5. Ornithology Based on Linking Bird Observations with Weather Data

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    Ornithology Based on Linking Bird Observations with Weather Data Mikko Koho1,2 , Eero Hyv¨onen2 [12]. By combining observa- tional data with related datasets, such as weather or pollution data a use case of adding value to a bird observation dataset by related weather data and a species ontology

  6. 19CHALLENGE Summer 2006 OUTDOOR LIGHTING, INSECTS & BIRDS

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    19CHALLENGE Summer 2006 OUTDOOR LIGHTING, INSECTS & BIRDS Is light pollution killing our birds? Colin Henshaw and Graham Cliff believe that light pollution is reducing the numbers of insects on which of the authors (Colin Henshaw) entitled The Environmental Effects of Light Pollution. The letter concluded

  7. 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 /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

  8. 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

  9. LUABAB: Leeds University Angry Birds Artificial Brain Brandon Bennett

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    Bennett, Brandon

    LUABAB: Leeds University Angry Birds Artificial Brain Brandon Bennett University of Leeds United Kingdom B.Bennett@leeds.ac.uk Abstract This document gives an overview of the develop- ment and design principles behind LUABAB, the Leeds University Angry Birds Artificial Brain. 1 Background There is a long

  10. Bird Communities and Biomass Yields in Potential Bioenergy Grasslands

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    Turner, Monica G.

    richness and the density of total birds and SGCNs, suggesting that grassland bioenergy fields may be moreBird 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

  11. Analysis of Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Nested Annular Tank Array

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    John D. Bess; James D. Cleaver

    2009-06-01

    Two series of experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory during the 1980s using highly enriched (93%) uranyl nitrate solution in annular tanks. [1, 2] Tanks were of typical sizes found in nuclear production plants. Experiments looked at tanks of varying radii in a co-located set of nested tanks, a 1 by 2 array, and a 1 by 3 array. The co-located set of tanks had been analyzed previously [3] as a benchmark for inclusion within the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. [4] The current study represents the benchmark analysis of the 1 by 3 array of a series of nested annular tanks. Of the seventeen configurations performed in this set of experiments, twelve were evaluated and nine were judged as acceptable benchmarks.

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

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    Groce, Julie Elizabeth

    2009-05-15

    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...

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

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01

    artificial nests, simulating those of Golden-cheeked Warblers, along 200 transacts at 5 study sites in Travis County, Texas. This study was designed to determine if differential levels of predation existed between nests placed in forest interior tracts...

  14. Analysis of the Black-capped Vireo and White-eyed Vireo Nest Predator assemblages 

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    Conkling, Tara J.

    2011-08-08

    Predation is the leading cause of nest failure in songbirds. My study identified nest predators of black-capped vireos and white-eyed vireos, quantified the activity of potential predator species, examined the relationships between vegetation...

  15. POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING FLAT OPERATORS IN NESTED ALGEBRA EXPRESSIONS

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    Van Gucht, Dirk

    POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING FLAT OPERATORS IN NESTED ALGEBRA EXPRESSIONS Jan Padaens,10,11,12,19,25] have started to implement the nested relational database model, some on top of an exlstmg database 1988ACM 0-89791-263-2/88/0003/0029 $1 50 In this paper we focus on the nested algebra as pro- posed

  16. Ideal magnetohydrodynamic stability of configurations without nested flux surfaces

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    Helander, P. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany); Newton, S. L. [EURATOM/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)] [EURATOM/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

    2013-06-15

    Existing numerical tools for calculating the MHD stability of magnetically confined plasmas generally assume the existence of nested flux surfaces. These tools are therefore not immediately applicable to configurations with magnetic islands or regions with an ergodic magnetic field. However, in practice, these islands or ergodic regions are often small, and their effect on MHD stability can then be evaluated using a perturbation theory developed in the present paper. This procedure allows the effect of the broken magnetic topology on the stability of each eigenmode to be calculated without requiring any knowledge about the perturbed eigenfunctions.

  17. Land use and habitat gradients determine bird community diversity and abundance in suburban, rural

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    Thomas, David D.

    Land use and habitat gradients determine bird community diversity and abundance in suburban, rural, with reserves slightly below rural. Although reserves were like rural lands in diversity of bird communities bird communities, but differed in grassland and savanna bird communities. The extensive rural forests

  18. Do birds from one population group stay together through their migration

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    Keeling, Patrick

    and crossed the Gulf of Mexico. In the spring migration northward (b), coastal birds followed a similar returnDo birds from one population group stay together through their migration to the tropics and back the geolocators showed where the birds had been through their migration. Coastal birds followed the western coast

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

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    hawks, falcons and owls, as well as a collection of bird bones, feathers and hunting gear for children to enjoy. "We want kids to come away with an appreciation of nature," said...

  20. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | May 28, 2013: Bison, birds...

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    hawks, falcons and owls, as well as a collection of bird bones, feathers and hunting gear for children to enjoy. "We want kids to come away with an appreciation of nature," said...

  1. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | May 28, 2014: Bison, birds...

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

    hawks, falcons and owls, as well as a collection of bird bones, feathers and hunting gear for children to enjoy. We want kids to come away with an appreciation of nature,...

  2. Yaoundé-like virus in resident wild bird, Ghana

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    Williams, Richard A.J.; Vá zquez, Ana; Asamte, Ivy; Bonney, Kofi; Odoom, Shirley; Puplampu, Naiki; Ampofo, William; Sá nchez-Seco, Marí a Paz; Tenorio, Antonio; Peterson, A. Townsend

    2012-03-01

    Tissue and swab samples from 551 wild birds collected in Ghana (October-November 2007) were assayed for alphaviruses, flaviviruses, and influenza A viruses using polymerase chain (PCR) techniques. One pool sample tested positive for Flavivirus RNA...

  3. Bio-logging of marine migratory species in the law of the sea James Kraska a,b,n

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    Huang, Wei

    Bio-logging of marine migratory species in the law of the sea James Kraska a,b,n , Guillermo Ortuño Crespo a , David W. Johnston a a Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA b Stockton

  4. Philippine bird taxonomy and conservation, a response to Collar

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    Peterson, A. Townsend

    2007-06-01

    Philippine bird taxonomy and conservation, a response to Collar A. TOWNSEND PETERSON Summary Collar (2007) attacked a recent paper of mine (Peterson 2006) on a number of grounds; he raised some valid points, and detected some errors in detail. Here...) was the subject of a letter from Collar (2007), who raised several points to which I feel obliged to respond. My original paper simply offered a list of currently recognized Philippine bird species that appear to consist of multiple, distinct, diagnosable subunits...

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

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

    2015-01-01

    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. Nested methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction cancer detection method

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

    2007-05-08

    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.

  7. Thermal soaring flight of birds and unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Ákos, Zsuzsa; Leven, Severin; Vicsek, Tamás; 10.1088/1748-3182/5/4/045003

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Schwartz, Susan Savitt (ed.)

    2004-09-01

    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.

  9. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases

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    Dawson, Russell D.

    of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases Marcel M. LAMBRECHTS*, Frank ADRIAENSEN, Daniel R. ARDIA, Anders Pape MqLLER, Juan MORENO, Beat NAEF-DAENZER, Jan-Cke NILSSON, Ana C. NORTE, Markku ORELL, Ken A., Mrller A. P., Moreno J., Naef-Daenzer B., Nilsson J.- Å., Norte A. C., Orell M., Otter K. A., Park Ch. R

  10. Book Review: Effects of Climate Change on Birds

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    Peterson, A. Townsend

    2011-01-01

    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...

  11. Nested-grid calculations of disk-planet interaction

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    Gennaro D'Angelo; Thomas Henning; Wilhelm Kley

    2001-12-18

    We study the evolution of embedded protoplanets in a protostellar disk using very high resolution nested-grid computations. This method allows us to perform global simulations of planets orbiting in disks and, at the same time, to resolve in detail the dynamics of the flow inside the Roche lobe of the planet. The primary interest of this work lies in the analysis of the gravitational torque balance acting on the planet. For this purpose we study planets of different masses, ranging from one Earth-mass up to one Jupiter-mass, assuming typical parameters of the protostellar disk. The high resolution of the method allows a precise determination of the mass flow onto the planet and the resulting torques. The obtained migration time scales are in the range from few times 10^4 years, for intermediate mass planets, to 10^6 years, for very low and high mass planets. Typical growth time scales depend strongly on the planetary mass, ranging from a few hundred years, in the case of Earth-type planets, to several ten thousand years, in the case of Jupiter-type planets.

  12. Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza: Entry pathways into North America via bird migration

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    Peterson, A. Townsend; Benz, Brett W.; Pape?, Monica

    2007-02-28

    Given the possibility of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza arriving in North America and monitoring programs that have been established to detect and track it, we review intercontinental movements of birds. We divided 157 bird species showing...

  13. Prey consumption and energy transfer by marine birds in the Gulf of Alaska

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    Hunt, GL; Drew, GS; Jahncke, J; Piatt, JF

    2005-01-01

    Prey consumption and energy transfer by marine birds in thebut they do remove energy from the marine system throughTo determine energy demand by marine birds in the Gulf of

  14. Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds

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    Rusmevichientong, Paat

    Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds W@orie.cornell.edu September 5, 2013 Abstract We consider two variants of a pricing problem under the nested logit model. In the first variant, the set of products offered to customers is fixed and we want to determine the prices

  15. Hurricane, Habitat Degradation, and Land Loss Effects on Brown Pelican Nesting Colonies

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    Karubian, Jordan

    Hurricane, Habitat Degradation, and Land Loss Effects on Brown Pelican Nesting Colonies Scott T.J., and Leberg, P.L., 2013. Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on Brown Pelican nesting colonies of coastal avifauna are perennially threatened by hurricanes, land loss, and environmental

  16. Sexual size dimorphism in birds Tama s Sze kely, Terje Lislevand, and Jordi Figuerola

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    Figuerola, Jordi

    CHAPTER 3 Sexual size dimorphism in birds Tama´ s Sze´ kely, Terje Lislevand, and Jordi Figuerola always larger and stronger.'' Birds exhibit a modest range of sexual size dimorphism (SSD) relative ``The males of many birds are larger than the females, and this no doubt is the result of the advantage

  17. omit an important additional dimension. In birds, sexual dimorphism in singing and song learning varies greatly

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    omit an important additional dimension. In birds, sexual dimorphism in singing and song learning] and the prevalence of female song in Australian birds [10], song in both sexes could be the ancestral condition of the size of neural song control regions and song complexity in duetting birds: evolutionary implications. J

  18. Sex Differences in Mercury Contamination of Birds: Testing Multiple Hypotheses with Meta-Analysis

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    Lajeunesse, Marc J.

    size dimorphism did not explain variation in sex differences in mercury burden among breeding birds. WeSex Differences in Mercury Contamination of Birds: Testing Multiple Hypotheses with Meta-5200, United States *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: The sex of a bird can, in principle, affect exposure

  19. IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND ENERGY GENERATION 4.1 INTRODUCTION

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

  20. Adaptive sex differences in growth of pre-ovulation oocytes in a passerine bird

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    Duckworth, Renée

    Adaptive sex differences in growth of pre-ovulation oocytes in a passerine bird Alexander V 36849, USA 5 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA Maternal modification of offspring sex in birds has strong fitness consequences, however the mechanisms by which female birds can bias sex

  1. 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.

  2. Bird diversity indicates ecological value in urban home prices

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    Wallace, Mark C.

    have been proven to benefit housing values with little need for nuanced ecological assessmentBird diversity indicates ecological value in urban home prices Michael C. Farmer & Mark C. Wallace are equally valuable. Also some ecologically valuable space appears on private residences, not only public

  3. TOOLS AND BRAINS IN BIRDS LOUIS LEFEBVRE1)

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    Fussman, Gregor

    TOOLS AND BRAINS IN BIRDS by LOUIS LEFEBVRE1) , NEKTARIA NICOLAKAKIS and DENIS BOIRE2,3,4) (1, Montréal, Québec, Canada) (Acc. 14-V-2002) Summary Tools are traditionally de ned as objects that are used by hitting it with a stone uses a tool, but a gull dropping an egg on a rock does not. This distinction

  4. Songs of love Researchers explore why and how birds

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    Chaiken, MarthaLeah

    neurons firing in the area of the brain known as the hypothalamus lead to these hormonal changes in the hypothalamus of the bird's brain fire in response to acoustic stimulation, sending a chemical messenger. This was an especially important discovery since the hypothalamus is prominently involved in the functions

  5. A dunking bird of the second kind Nadine Abraham

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    materials for its construction: popsicle sticks, plastic drinking straws, wash- ers and a dishwashing sponge. The details of the device are shown in Fig. 3. Large popsicle sticks were used for the legs and torso, as well as to prevent the bird from tipping too far back. The straw is glued to a piece of popsicle stick

  6. 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

  7. A bird-finding guide to Mexico [Review

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    Peterson, A. Townsend

    2000-06-01

    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...

  8. RESEARCH ARTICLE (C.W. RETTENMEYER MEMORIAL PAPER) Choice of nest site protects army ant colonies from environmental

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    - vational range limits of E. burchellii. Keywords Thermoregulation Á Nest site selection Á House-hunting Á (Seeley and Heinrich, 1981), and must rely on passive thermoregulation such as nest architecture and ori- entation (Jones and Oldroyd, 2007). For ant colonies that emigrate often, the choice of a nest site (house-hunting

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

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27

    I conducted this study to better understand the greater roadrunner’s (Geococcyx californianus) spatial use, nest site selection, and sexual morphometrics. Data were first collected from a roadrunner population in Fisher County, Texas. I trapped...

  10. 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)

    2014-02-01

    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.

  11. 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 ...

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

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    Cocimano, Maria C.

    2010-07-14

    The endangered willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) breeds in mountain meadows in the Sierra Nevada, which have been intensively modified, especially reducing meadow wetness, which favors easy access for mammalian predators to reach nesting areas...

  13. Nesting Biology of the Leafcutting Bee Megachile minutissima (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Central Saudi Arabia

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    Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Gonzalez, Victor H.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-05-01

    The leafcutting bee Megachile (Eutricharaea) minutissima Radoszkowski is a widely distributed species in the Middle East and a promising pollinator of alfalfa. We provide information on the nest architecture, foraging ...

  14. Nested Sampling for Bayesian Model Comparison in the Context of Salmonella Disease Dynamics

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    Dybowski, Richard; McKinley, Trevelyan J.; Mastroeni, Pietro; Restif, Olivier

    2013-12-20

    sciences. Here we demonstrate how nested sampling can be used for inference and model comparison in biological sciences. We present a reanalysis of data from experimental infection of mice with Salmonella enterica showing the distribution of bacteria...

  15. Supporting Nested Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward and James H. Anderson

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    Anderson, James

    Supporting Nested Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward and James H. Anderson Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract This paper presents

  16. Archaeopteryx: Bringing the Dino-Bird to Life

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    Bergmann, Uwe

    2011-01-25

    Some 150 million years ago, a strange creature died in a tropical lagoon that today is located in Bavaria, Germany. In 1861, a single feather of this creature was discovered. Not long afterward, a complete fossil was found with the same bird-like feathers but dinosaur-like anatomical features. Darwin had just published 'On the Origin of Species'; could this be the missing link that Darwin's supporters hoped to find? Recently, two of the now eleven discovered Archaeopteryx fossils, and that first feather, were brought to SLAC, where, using the intense X-ray beam, researchers searched for the chemical remains of the original living creatures. Please join us for this lecture, which will explain how the studies attempt to bring the original dino-bird back to life.

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

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    Labuda, Stephen Edward

    1977-01-01

    UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NESTING CAVITIES BY WOOD DUCKS (Aix ~sonsa) IN CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by STEPHEN EDWARD LABUDA, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NESTING CAVITIES BY WOOD DUCKS (Aix ~sonsa) IN CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by STEPHEN EDWARD LABUDA, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Chairman...

  18. A Review on Fish Swimming and Bird/Insect Flight

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    Theodore Yaotsu Wu

    2010-07-29

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

  19. High-Performance Glazing for Energy-Efficient and Bird-Safe Buildings Objective: With the ultimate goal of reducing bird-window collisions, identify a short list

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    Wolberg, George

    High-Performance Glazing for Energy-Efficient and Bird-Safe Buildings Objective: With the ultimate-- improving the energy efficiency of buildings, and preventing bird deaths. What brings them together energy-efficiency perspective, less glazing on buildings would be preferable. But it is unlikely that our

  20. 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

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

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    Odeh, Mufeed.

    2002-03-01

    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.

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

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

    2015-01-01

    and predicted impacts of climate change on winter birdContemporary climate change, however, is providing a naturalshifts in response to climate change. To date, most tests of

  3. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEtGeorgia: EnergyMaryland: EnergyWexfordSouthValley GeothermalWhitaker,Bird,

  4. 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvanServices »FirstCurrent ScienceNationalFor the Birds:

  5. The evolution of plumage polymorphism in birds of prey and owls: the apostatic selection hypothesis revisited

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    Krüger, Oliver

    was related to variables such as sexual plumage dimorphism, population size and range size, as wellThe evolution of plumage polymorphism in birds of prey and owls: the apostatic selection hypothesis selection; birds of prey; comparative analysis; owls; polymorphism; population size. Abstract Co

  6. Can sexual selection drive female life histories? A comparative study on Galliform birds

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    Mooers, Arne

    Can sexual selection drive female life histories? A comparative study on Galliform birds N. KOLM to both the evolution of life histories and sexual selection. As birds show high variation in these traits system; sexual size dimorphism; supertree phylogeny; trade-off. Abstract Sexual selection has been

  7. Assessing Landowner Activities Related to Birds Across Rural-to-Urban Landscapes

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    , however, this realization was lim- ited to such systems as agriculture, pasture, orchards, and urban areasAssessing Landowner Activities Related to Birds Across Rural-to-Urban Landscapes CHRISTOPHER A on three breeding bird survey routes ( 120 km) that represent a continuum of rural-to-urban landscapes

  8. 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

  9. 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 with these wind turbines (Nelson and Curry. 1995). Orloff and Flannery (1992) suggested that the hunting beha) sampled 359 wind turbines in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. California, and found 42 dead birds

  10. 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

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

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    with operating wind turbines (Estep 1989; Howell and DiDonato 1991; Howell and Noone 1992; Orloff and Flannery proposed as a contributing factor to the susceptibility of birds to collide with wind turbines (Cade 1995 was confounded by evidence that the existence and operation of wind turbines may have already changed bird

  12. Radar wind profiler signal characteristics during bird migration episodes Volker Lehmann1 and Gerd Teschke2

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    Teschke, Gerd

    Radar wind profiler signal characteristics during bird migration episodes Volker Lehmann1 and Gerd-stationary wind profiler radar signals, which are frequently occurring during the seasonal bird migration as one of the primary sampling parameters of the wind profiler is discussed. 1. Introduction Radar wind

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Male three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus make antibiotic nests: a novel form of parental

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    Obbard, Darren

    from pathogens, and if so is a novel form of parental protection. # 2008 The Authors Journal; pathogen; stickleback glue. INTRODUCTION Parasites and pathogens are a prevalent challenge for all to inhibit the growth of microorgan- isms in their nests (Christe et al., 2003) and some species of frog

  17. 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

  18. On the Optimality of Allen and Kennedy's Algorithm for Parallelism Extraction in Nested Loops

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    Vivien, Frédéric

    On the Optimality of Allen and Kennedy's Algorithm for Parallelism Extraction in Nested Loops Alain is that Allen and Kennedy's algorithm is optimal when dependences are approximated by dependence levels and Kennedy's algorithm, as long as dependence level is the only information available. 1 Introduction Many

  19. On the optimality of Allen and Kennedy's algorithm for parallelism extraction in nested loops

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    Vivien, Frédéric

    On the optimality of Allen and Kennedy's algorithm for parallelism extraction in nested loops Alain. The result of this paper is that Allen and Kennedy's algorithm is optimal when dependences are approximated found by Allen and Kennedy's algorithm, as long as dependence level is the only information available

  20. Born in an Alien Nest : How Do Social Parasite Male Offspring Escape from Host Aggression?

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    Rasmont, Pierre

    , distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding, or preparation of the manuscript. Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests invest most of their energy in rearing their brood by producing a nest and providing it with protection

  1. From Regular Expressions to Nested Words: Unifying Languages and Query Execution for

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    Zaniolo, Carlo

    for such extensions has led DBMS vendors and DSMS venture companies to propose Kleene-closure extensions of SQL implementation of such constructs. These extensions, however powerful, suffer from limi- tations that severely*SQL remains extremely efficient, using our powerful optimizations for pattern search over nested words

  2. Nested reactor chamber and operation for Hg-196 isotope separation process

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    Grossman, M.W.

    1991-10-08

    The present invention is directed to an apparatus for use in [sup 196]Hg separation and its method of operation. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a nested reactor chamber useful for [sup 196]Hg isotope separation reactions avoiding the photon starved condition commonly encountered in coaxial reactor systems. 6 figures.

  3. NESTED BATCH MODE LEARNING AND STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH AN APPLICATION TO SEQUENTIAL

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    Powell, Warren B.

    . optimal learning, materials science, sequential design of experiments, decision making, dynamicNESTED BATCH MODE LEARNING AND STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH AN APPLICATION TO SEQUENTIAL MULTI-STAGE TESTING IN MATERIALS SCIENCE YINGFEI WANG, KRISTOFER G. REYES, KEITH A. BROWN§, CHAD A. MIRKIN

  4. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    and heat transport in nanoscale self-assembled structures ­ is being pursued by the development of hybrid charge and heat transport at the nanoscale. The first aim has started to be pursued in mid 2008 at NEST while an example of SAW-induced charge pumping can be seen in panel (b). In the studied devices both

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

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System Yanzhi Wang Angeles, USA {yanzhiwa, xuelin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--The rapidly developing cloud computing to offload computation and which portion of application should be offloaded to the cloud. In this paper, we

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

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Coordination of the Smart Grid and Distributed Data Centers: A Nested Game-Based Optimization pricing policies in the recently proposed smart grid technology can incentivize the cloud computing. On the other hand, distributed data centers also provide opportunities to help the smart grid to improve load

  7. Formation mechanism of photo-induced nested wrinkles on siloxane-photomonomer hybrid film

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    Suzuki, Kazumasa; Tokudome, Yasuaki Takahashi, Masahide

    2014-10-21

    Nested wrinkle structures, hierarchical surface wrinkles of different periodicities of sub-?m and tens-?m, have been fabricated on a siloxane-photomonomer hybrid film via a photo-induced surface polymerization of acrylamide. The formation mechanism of the nested wrinkle structures is examined based on a time-dependent structure observation and chemical composition analyses. In-situ observation of the evolving surface structure showed that sub-?m scale wrinkles first formed, subsequently the tens-?m scale ones did. In-situ FT-IR analysis indicated that the nested wrinkles formation took place along with the development of siloxane network of under layer. A cross sectional observation of the film revealed that the film was composed of three layers. FT-IR spectra of the film revealed that the surface and interior layers were polyacrylamide rich layer and siloxane-polymer rich layer, respectively. The intermediate layer formed as a diffusion layer by migration of acrylamide from interior to the surface. These three layers have different chemical compositions and therefore different mechanical characteristics, which allows the wrinkle formation. Shrinkage of siloxane-polymer interior layers, as a result of polycondensation of siloxane network, induced mechanical instabilities at interlayers, to form the nested wrinkle structures.

  8. Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA

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    Jodice, Patrick

    40 Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA PATRICK G. R. JODICE 1 , THOMAS M. MURPHY 2 , FELICIA J. SANDERS 3 AND LISA M. FERGUSON 1 1 USGS South Carolina, Clemson, SC 29634, USA Internet: pjodice@clemson.edu 2 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 585

  9. Copeia, 2005(1), pp. 4860 Nesting and Paternal Care in the Weakly Electric Fish

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    Hopkins, Carl D.

    WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS #12;2005 by the American Society of Ichthyologists WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS We describe nesting and paternal care in two species isidori (Mormyridae; Hopkins, 1986, Bratton and Kra- mer, 1989), and Gymnarchus niloticus (Gymnar- chidae

  10. Carbon 40 (2002) 11231130 Scrolls and nested tubes in multiwall carbon nanotubes

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    Tománek, David

    2002-01-01

    , illustrates the co-existence ered in 1991 by Iijima [1] in the plasma of a carbon arc of scrolled and nested of the structure of MWCNTs processed by the atm. Later, single-walled carbon nanotubes were discov- arc in the extremely high helical fashion about the tube axis [1]. With the diameters temperatures of the arc

  11. 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

  12. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Morphogenesis in 3D -understanding the emergence of termite nest architectures

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Morphogenesis in 3D - understanding the emergence of termite are currently being investigated in an ongoing collaboration with two laboratories in Brazil laboratories in Brazil. These collaborations also explore how the nest architectures can be described

  13. 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

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

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    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01

    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.

  15. 13www.wildlife.org The Wildlife Society Nesting Prairie-Chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    The growing wind energy industry in the Great Plains may not have as strong an impact on greater prairie range. As demand for wind power grows--slated to meet 20 percent of U.S. energy needs by 2030 and after the development of a new wind energy facility in Kansas. The researchers tracked nest site

  16. Reproductive Success of Nesting Terns and Black Skimmers on the Central Texas Coast 

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    Fern, Rachel

    2013-12-12

    Reproductive Success of Nesting Terns and Black Skimmers on the Central Texas Coast (October, 2013) Rachel R. Fern, B.S., Texas State University M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Kim Withers Seabirds...

  17. Tradeoffs Between Parallelism and Fill in Nested Dissection Claudson F. Bornstein 1

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    Maggs, Bruce M.

    generate. In particular, we present a new ``less parallel nested dissection'' algorithm (LPND). We prove matrices, at the cost of a small reduction in the paralellism in the orders that it produces. We have also entry A ji , a multiple of the ith row of A is subtracted from the jth row of A. Hence, the entries

  18. Partial and Nested Recursive Function Definitions in Higher-Order Logic

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    Krauss, Alexander

    immediately, partial correctness properties can be proved before termination is established. It turns out not terminate on all input values. There are several known ways of expressing partiality in a logic Partial and Nested Recursive Function Definitions in Higher-Order Logic Alexander Krauss Received

  19. 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 water equations Boussinesq equations Coupling Coherent structures Turbulence Tsunami a b s t r a c used in tsunami modeling, as well as an approach to two-way couple these models together

  20. RESEARCH ARTICLE Speed-versus-accuracy trade-offs during nest relocation

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    Suarez, Andrew V.

    (Linepithema humile) and odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile) D. R. Scholes Æ A. V. Suarez Received: 4 Birkha¨user Verlag, Basel/Switzerland 2009 Abstract Animals are often forced to accommodate dis- turbance. These results demonstrate a trade-off between speed and accuracy in nest site selection for odorous house ants

  1. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    Zanette, Liana

    , we report that frequent nest predation females had lower blood d13 C values, suggesting Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3H5, Canada M. Clinchy Department, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada 123 Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs

  2. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    lower blood d13 C values, suggesting that the experience of nest predation caused them to eat less Isotope Hydrology and Ecology Research Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs that could potentially affect prey numbers (Creel et al

  3. 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

  4. Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2

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    Johnson, Eric N.

    Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2 and Suresh K. Kannan 3 School the special case of n- integrators with one input. Using this law however, the closed loop system pole of the closed loop poles on the negative real axis. 1 Introduction The problem addressed involves the global

  5. Introduction The non-linear plasma response in the nested flux surface limit

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    Hudson, Stuart

    Introduction The non-linear plasma response in the nested flux surface limit S. Lazerson1, J. Loizu2, S. Hudson1, A. Cerfon3, G. McFadden4, J. King5 , Z. Wang1, S. Hirshman5! [1] Princeton Plasma] Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York, U.S.A.! [4] National Institute of Standards

  6. ERAD 2012 -THE SEVENTH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RADAR IN METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY Bird migration monitoring across Europe using

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    Graaf, Martin de

    monitoring across Europe using weather radar M. de Graaf1, H. Leijnse1, A. Dokter2, J. Shamoun-Baranes2, H for monitoring bird migration across Europe. Reflections from birds (around -10 dBZ) are generally much weaker data from the autumn of 2011 from several stations in western Europe. With the resulting data bird

  7. Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), and its associated fauna

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    Paxton, Robert

    -1 Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera, (Andrenidae), a typical insect species of river flood plains, which forms sizeable nesting aggregations along 1999, a record flood of the River Rhine led to extreme water levels at the high water dams of the Upper

  8. A Pipelined Execution of Tiled Nested Loops onto a Cluster of PCs using PCI-SCI NICs

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    Koziris, Nectarios G.

    A Pipelined Execution of Tiled Nested Loops onto a Cluster of PCs using PCI-SCI NICs Aristidis of executing tiled nested loop based programs onto clus- ters of PCs using PCI-SCI Network Interface Cards zero-copy mes- saging through pinned-down physical memory regions for DMA (PCI exported segments to SCI

  9. Landscape Featur es and Characteristics of Gr eat Gray Owl ( Strix nebulosa) Nests in Fragmented Landscapes of Central Alberta

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    Landscapes of Central Alberta D.P. Stepnisky1 Abstract.--For est fragmentation thr ough timber harvesting Owls (Strix nebulosa) in the for est fragments of central Alberta. I examined landscape and nest site of Alberta (Oeming 1955); how- ever, the landscape featur es of the nesting ar ea are not well described

  10. AVIAN NEST DENSITIES AND SUCCESS IN INTRODUCED COOL-SEASON GRASS-LEGUME PLANTINGS VERSUS WARM-SEASON NATIVE GRASS

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    of prairie and idle grassland. Studies indicate that warm-season native grass plantings (WSN) generally provide good winter cover. Recently a trend favoring WSN has emerged, but limited information exists on nesting density and success of cool-season grass-legume plantings (dense nesting cover [DNC]) versus WSN

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

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    Morrison, M. L.

    2006-06-01

    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.

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

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    Magness, Dawn Robin

    2003-01-01

    Within the past 150 years, rangeland vegetation in Texas has undergone a large-scale conversion from grasslands and savannas to shrublands and woodlands. Concurrently, grassland bird species have shown more declining ...

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

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    Gluckman, Thanh-Lan

    2015-03-03

    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...

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

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

    2006-01-01

    in remotely sensed data with analyses of bird and butterfly community changes in montane meadow communities of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Landsat satellite imagery was used to classify these meadows into six types along a hydrological gradient...

  15. J. Field Ornithol.73(1):62-69, 2002 Sexual dimorphism in the birds from southern

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    Winker, Kevin

    J. Field Ornithol.73(1):62-69, 2002 Sexual dimorphism in the birds from southern Veracruz, Mexico examined sexual dimorphism in the Wilson's Warbler (Wilsoniapusilla), a Nearctic-Neotropic migrant function, morphometrics, sexual dimorphism, Wilsoniapusilla The Wilson's Warbler (Parulidae

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

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    Yeargan, Catherine A

    2001-01-01

    Cattle grazing effects on plants and birds were examined in Spartina alterniflora-dominated marsh and adjacent Sporobolus virginicus-dominated hummocks within high tidal flats on Galveston Island, Texas. Grazed and ungrazed treatments were...

  17. AUTUMNAL BIRD MIGRATION OBSERVED FROM SHIPS IN THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

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    Holberton, Rebecca L.

    drifted offshore by winds. For three to sixweekseachfall from 1971 through 1974,we and D. Griffin, RAUTUMNAL BIRD MIGRATION OBSERVED FROM SHIPS IN THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN BY CAROLP

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

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    Ringham, Michael Lynn

    1996-01-01

    This thesis describes a method for simulating the flight of birds in a flock with the use of physically-based aerodynamics. The resulting flocking behavior dramatically improves on results previously obtained in computer graphics and animation...

  19. Taxonomy is important in conservation: a preliminary reassessment of Philippine species-level bird taxonomy

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    Peterson, A. Townsend

    2006-01-01

    careful analysis. In this paper, I develop a first-pass assessment of Philippine bird taxonomy under an alternative species concept, and compare the results with the traditional biological species concept lists. Differences between the two lists were...

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

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    Williams, Richard A.J.

    2010-12-14

    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 ...

  1. Three-dimensional predator-prey interactions: a computer simulqtion of bird flocks and aircraft

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    Dill, Lawrence M.

    problems associated with turbine aircraft engine damage caused by the ingestion of small flocking birds-2633. Three-dimensional interactions between grouped aerial predators (frontal discs of aircraft engines

  2. Nesting Ecology and Interactions between Local and International Priorities for Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Conservation on the Pacific Coast of Central America 

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    Liles, Michael Joseph

    2015-08-10

    is to better understand the nesting ecology and interactions between local and international priorities for hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) conservation in El Salvador and Nicaragua, where >90% of eastern Pacific hawksbill nesting occurs...

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

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    Sherry, Dawn Ann

    2007-04-25

    -1 FORAGING ECOLOGY OF WINTERING WADING BIRDS ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO COAST A Dissertation by DAWN ANN SHERRY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2006 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences FORAGING ECOLOGY OF WINTERING WADING BIRDS ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO COAST A Dissertation by DAWN ANN SHERRY Submitted to the Office...

  4. Abundance, Species Richness, and Reproductive Success of Tidal Marsh Birds at China Camp State Park, Marin County, California

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    Wood, Julian K.; Liu, Leonard; Nur, Nadav; Herzog, Mark; Warnock, Nils

    2012-01-01

    nestlings). For the song spar- row, we calculated daily nestthan gumplant and may allow spar- rows to nest above the

  5. 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

    2014-07-29

    with variables predicting participants’ beliefs and concerns (responses) for managing monk parakeets nesting and making too much noise near participants’ homes (Component 1a), Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, USA, September 2012–February 2013.... .............. 225 Table 5.14. Full model with variables predicting participants’ beliefs and concerns (responses) for managing monk parakeets nesting and making too much noise near participants’ homes (Component 2a), Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, USA...

  6. 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

    2008-09-08

    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.

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

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

    2012-09-01

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

  8. 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.

    2011-09-01

    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).

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

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    Riddle, Thomas Carroll 1984-

    2012-11-13

    : the Great Backyard Bird Count, Land Bird Monitoring Program, Hawk Count, Project Feeder Watch, and others. This data mine is used to create a standardized collection of avian data that then can be used for research. Subsets of the data collected... present a complication that can be improved by increased eBird sample sizes and offers potential for future study. eBird contains some specific portals (sites for data entry) that cater to specific regions or projects. As these are all combined...

  10. Comparing non-nested models in the search for new physics

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    Sara Algeri; Jan Conrad; David A. van Dyk

    2015-09-03

    Searches for unknown physics and deciding between competing physical models to explain data rely on statistical hypotheses testing. A common approach, used for example in the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, is based on the statistical Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) and its asymptotic properties. In the common situation, when neither of the two models under comparison is a special case of the other i.e., when the hypotheses are non-nested, this test is not applicable, and so far no efficient solution exists. In physics, this problem occurs when two models that reside in different parameter spaces are to be compared. An important example is the recently reported excess emission in astrophysical $\\gamma$-rays and the question whether its origin is known astrophysics or dark matter. We develop and study a new, generally applicable, frequentist method and validate its statistical properties using a suite of simulations studies. We exemplify it on realistic simulated data of the Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray satellite, where non-nested hypotheses testing appears in the search for particle dark matter.

  11. 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.

    2002-12-01

    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.

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

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

    1994-10-01

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

  13. 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

  14. Effects of Climate Change on Birds.--Anders Pape Mller, Wolfgang Fieldler, and Peter Berthold, editors. 2010. Oxford

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    Effects of Climate Change on Birds.--Anders Pape Møller, Wolfgang Fieldler, and Peter Berthold 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 effects

  15. Audio Classification of Bird Species: a Statistical Manifold Approach Forrest Briggs, Raviv Raich, and Xiaoli Z. Fern

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    Fern, Xiaoli Zhang

    of organization. Audio classification systems typically begin by extract- ing acoustic features from audio signalsAudio Classification of Bird Species: a Statistical Manifold Approach Forrest Briggs, Raviv Raich}@eecs.oregonstate.edu Abstract Our goal is to automatically identify which species of bird is present in an audio recording using

  16. Abstract Food caching birds hide food and recover the caches when supplies are less abundant. There is, however,

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    Indiana University

    Abstract Food caching birds hide food and recover the caches when supplies are less abundant the food remained there) to predominantly eating them. Re-caching remained constant across the three trials · Corvids · Pilfering · Scrub-jay Introduction Many birds and mammals hide food caches for future con

  17. 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.

    Coal 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 by-products, primarily fly ash, are sources of multiple contaminants to both aquatic and terrestrial

  18. LUABAB: Leeds University Angry Birds Artificial Brain Many of you will be familiar with the popular Angry

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    Bennett, Brandon

    LUABAB: Leeds University Angry Birds Artificial Brain Many of you will be familiar with the popular in undergrad modules and studied at research level in the Leeds School of Computing. Several students in the Leeds School of Computing have done projects based on AI Birds (Johnathan Cook BSc, Ed Worthy MEng

  19. HumanWildlife Interactions 5(1):100105, Spring 2011 A rat-resistant artificial nest box for

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    to the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The sole population of about 500 birds is currently restricted to remote, higher, Hawaii Field Station, P.O. Box 10880, Hilo, HI 96721, USA will.pitt@aphis.usda.gov LAURA C. DRISCOLL, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services' National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii Field Station, P.O. Box 10880

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

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14

    Naturalist 110: 1?13. Stake, M. M., F. R. Thompson, J. Faaborg, and D. E. Burhans. 2005. Patterns of snake predation at songbird nests in Missouri and Texas. Journal of Herpetology 39: 215?222. Van Horne, B. 1983. Density as a misleading indicator...?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...

  1. Animal Conservation (2004) 7, 113120 C 2004 The Zoological Society of London. Printed in the United Kingdom DOI:10.1017/S1367943004001404 Can parks protect migratory ungulates? The case of the

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    McLaughlin, Robert L.

    2004-01-01

    in the United Kingdom DOI:10.1017/S1367943004001404 Can parks protect migratory ungulates? The case in different parts of the ecosystem. The collared wildebeest spent 90% of their time within well-protected core of the protected area network to conserve biodiversity. These include the location of protected areas in relation

  2. effects of cattle grazing on birds in interior douglas-fir forests of british columbia 1JEM--VoluME 12, NuMbEr 3

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    effects of cattle grazing on birds in interior douglas-fir forests of british columbia 1JEM. Newbury, and D.J. Green. 2011. Effects of Cattle Grazing on Birds in Interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga Effects of Cattle Grazing on Birds in Interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Forests of British

  3. 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

  4. BIRD USE OF NATURAL AND RECENTLY REVEGETATED COTTONWOOD-WILLOW HABITATS ON THE KERN RIVER1

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    BIRD USE OF NATURAL AND RECENTLY REVEGETATED COTTONWOOD-WILLOW HABITATS ON THE KERN RIVER1 William Conference; September 22-24, 1988; Davis, California. 2 Wildlife Biologist, Center for Environmental Studies of the California-endangered yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus; Anderson and Laymon, 1989). In addition, we

  5. Problem-solving performance is correlated with reproductive success in a wild bird population

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    Dhindsa, Rajinder

    Problem-solving performance is correlated with reproductive success in a wild bird population Laure individual variability innovation Parus major problem solving reproductive success string-pulling task Although interindividual variation in problem-solving ability is well documented, its relation to variation

  6. Anita.Behav.,1983,31, 173-180 COMPUTER SIMULATION OF AUTUMNAL BIRD MIGRATION

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    Stoddard, Philip

    primary intention was to test the duration and distance limitations on pas- serine migration, becauseAnita.Behav.,1983,31, 173-180 COMPUTER SIMULATION OF AUTUMNAL BIRD MIGRATION OVER TIlE WESTERN,Swarthmore,PA 19081 Abstract. Two hypotheses for the orientation of autumnal migration over the western North Atlantic

  7. Dale E. Bird $ Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, Texas; present

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    of Mexico tectonic history: Hotspot tracks, crustal boundaries, and early salt distribution Dale E. Bird and tectonics and the integration and interpretation of gravity and magnetic data. He is a member of several research is in tectonics: The large-scale evolution of planetary lithospheres. His current interests

  8. Original Article The slow and fast life histories of early birds and night owls

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    Maestripieri, Dario

    ., 2005), and are sexually dimorphic, as men tend to be overrepresented among evening types (Randler, 2007 & Bausback, 2010; Roenneberg et al., 2004) and, similarly to other sexually dimorphic traits, may be underOriginal Article The slow and fast life histories of early birds and night owls: their future

  9. Engines of speciation: a comparative study in birds of prey O. KRU GER

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    Krüger, Oliver

    ; (2) as sexual plumage dimorphism might be an indicator of female choice (but see Dunn et al., 2001Engines of speciation: a comparative study in birds of prey O. KRU¨ GER Department of Zoology natural selection (Darwin, 1859) and sexual selection (Darwin, 1871) can drive speciation, natural

  10. Isolated Remnant Trees MULTI-SCALE FACTORS AFFECTING BIRD USE OF ISOLATED REMNANT

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    Rosenberg, Daniel K.

    ;Isolated Remnant Trees 2 Abstract: With recent emphasis on sustainable agriculture, conservation of native to influence bird use of individual trees: (i) tree architecture; (ii) tree isolation; (iii) tree cover context was unimportant in predicting frequency of use of individual trees. Tree architecture

  11. Correlation between an in vitro and an in vivo measure of dioxin sensitivity in birds

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    enzymes, commonly measured as 7-ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) or aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHHCorrelation between an in vitro and an in vivo measure of dioxin sensitivity in birds Jessica A through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand- activated nuclear transcription factor. AHR

  12. 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

  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. An Overview of the Forest Bird Monitoring Program in Ontario, Canada1 Daniel A. Welsh2

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    An Overview of the Forest Bird Monitoring Program in Ontario, Canada1 Daniel A. Welsh2 Abstract: In 1987, the Canadian Wildlife Service (Ontario Region) initiated a program to inventory and monitor developed for Northwestern Ontario. Site Selection and Station Layout Forest stands representative

  15. Great Basin Birds of Prey June 1-4, 2015, Marc Bechard,

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    Barrash, Warren

    with emphasis on the Snake River Plain of southern Idaho. Included are field trips to the Snake River Birds, and Environmental Studies. 1 credit/unit Owls of the Snake River Plain June 8-11, 2015, Marc Bechard, Boise State in the western United States with emphasis on the Snake River Plain of southern Idaho. Instruction will be given

  16. People taking part in this CAR count are counting all the large terrestrial birds, such

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    People taking part in this CAR count are counting all the large terrestrial birds, such as cranes species are monitored by CAR, of which 14 appear in the South African Red Data Book as Critically Endan gered, Vulnerable or NearThreatened. CAR counts began in 1993 and take place on the last Saturday

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

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

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

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    Fang, Wei-Ta

    2006-08-16

    Man-made farm ponds are unique geographic features of the Taoyuan Tableland. Besides irrigation, they provide refuges for wintering birds. The issue at hand is that these features are disappearing and bring with it the loss of this refuge function...

  19. Decline of Birds in a Human Modified Coastal Dune Forest Landscape in South Africa

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    Pretoria, University of

    @zoology.up.ac.za Introduction Coastal dune forest is one of South Africa's rarest vegetation types; restricted to the easternDecline of Birds in a Human Modified Coastal Dune Forest Landscape in South Africa Morgan J modified coastal dune forest landscape in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. However, occurrence does

  20. A new framebased statistical strategy for bird migration clutter removal in wind profiler radar data

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    Teschke, Gerd

    A new frame­based statistical strategy for bird migration clutter removal in wind profiler radar clutter removal routine for wind profiler radar data. The basic idea is to put together already existing of the expansion. A Relaxation of the clas- sical constraint T = 2 generates a crucial degree of freedom

  1. CLEANING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN BIRDS AND HERBIVOROUS MAMMALS IN BRAZIL: STRUCTURE AND COMPLEXITY

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    Jordano, Pedro

    CLEANING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN BIRDS AND HERBIVOROUS MAMMALS IN BRAZIL: STRUCTURE AND COMPLEXITY, Brazil; 2 Integrative Ecology Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, E-41080 Sevilla, Spain; 3 Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, 05508-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

  2. OurStory: First Lady for the Environment What was on Lady Bird's plate?

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    Miller, Scott

    Johnson's White House dishes and compare them to their dishes at home. WHY By looking at historical and practice thinking critically about the meanings and stories behind objects in their lives. TIME 15 minutes, this includes the weather, earth, plants, animals, and more GET READY Read Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers

  3. Permafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system Jeffrey M. McKenzie & Clifford I. Voss

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    McKenzie, Jeffrey M.

    Groundwater flow in cold regions containing permafrost accelerates climate-warming-driven thaw and changesPermafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system Jeffrey M. McKenzie & Clifford I. Voss Abstract controls the groundwater/surface-water-geomorphology system; hence, prediction and mitigation of impacts

  4. Parental responses of hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) to intrusion by red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) into simulated nests 

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    Ferris, Kathleen Patricia

    1994-01-01

    modon hispidus were observed in simulated nests at 24, 72, and 120 hours of offspring age in the presence (5 different litters observed at each age, n = 15) and absence (6 unique litters observed at each age, n = 6) of fire ants (Solenopsis Lnvicta...

  5. 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 to the smart grid with distributed control mechanism in order to reduce the amount of communication overhead

  6. Comparing non-nested models in the search for new physics

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    Algeri, Sara; van Dyk, David A

    2015-01-01

    Searches for unknown physics and deciding between competing physical models to explain data rely on statistical hypotheses testing. A common approach, used for example in the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, is based on the statistical Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) and its asymptotic properties. In the common situation, when neither of the two models under comparison is a special case of the other i.e., when the hypotheses are non-nested, this test is not applicable, and so far no efficient solution exists. In physics, this problem occurs when two models that reside in different parameter spaces are to be compared. An important example is the recently reported excess emission in astrophysical $\\gamma$-rays and the question whether its origin is known astrophysics or dark matter. We develop and study a new, generally applicable, frequentist method and validate its statistical properties using a suite of simulations studies. We exemplify it on realistic simulated data of the Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray sate...

  7. A nested sequence of projectors (2): Multiparameter multistate statistical models, Hamiltonians, S-matrices

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    B. Abdesselam; A. Chakrabarti

    2006-01-28

    Our starting point is a class of braid matrices, presented in a previous paper, constructed on a basis of a nested sequence of projectors. Statistical models associated to such $N^2\\times N^2$ matrices for odd $N$ are studied here. Presence of $\\frac 12(N+3)(N-1)$ free parameters is the crucial feature of our models, setting them apart from other well-known ones. There are $N$ possible states at each site. The trace of the transfer matrix is shown to depend on $\\frac 12(N-1)$ parameters. For order $r$, $N$ eigenvalues consitute the trace and the remaining $(N^r-N)$ eigenvalues involving the full range of parameters come in zero-sum multiplets formed by the $r$-th roots of unity, or lower dimensional multiplets corresponding to factors of the order $r$ when $r$ is not a prime number. The modulus of any eigenvalue is of the form $e^{\\mu\\theta}$, where $\\mu$ is a linear combination of the free parameters, $\\theta$ being the spectral parameter. For $r$ a prime number an amusing relation of the number of multiplets with a theorem of Fermat is pointed out. Chain Hamiltonians and potentials corresponding to factorizable $S$-matrices are constructed starting from our braid matrices. Perspectives are discussed.

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

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    temperatures, and higher solar radiation in order to minimize thermoregulation costs during resting time situations). We employ GIS methods to quantify solar radiation at each location surrounding the nest boxes with higher solar radiation, where the period of light available for foraging is extended and thermoregulation

  9. http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2011/11/27/outdoors.birds-of-winter-have-arrived-and-will-be-around-until-spring.sto Birds of winter have arrived and will be around until spring

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    Ketterson, Ellen D.

    they all have a white belly, white outer tail feathers, dark eyes and a pinkish bill. Oregon juncos, found your calendar now for upcoming Christmas Bird counts. Dec. 14: Goose Pond. Contact Lee Sterrenburg

  10. 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

  11. Nasal mites from birds of a Guatemalan cloud forest (Acarina: rhinonyssidae)

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    Spicer, G.S.

    1984-01-01

    A survey of the nasal mites from Guatemalan cloud forest birds is reported. Seventy-eight birds, representing 10 families and 18 species, were examined. Prevalence of infection was 24%. Two new species are described: Sternostoma darlingi from Mitrephanes phaeocercus (Tyrannidae) and S. pencei from Empidonax flavescens (Tyrannidae). New host records are reported for S. priangae from Chlorospingus opthalmicus (Thraupidae), S. hutsoni from Catharus dryas (Turdidae), Ptilonyssus sairae from Chlorospingus opthalmicus (Thraupidae), and Myioborus miniatus (Parulidae), P. euroturdi from Catharus dryas (Turdidae), P. tyrannus from Empidonax flavescens and Mitrephanes phaeocercus (both Tyannidae), and Tinaminyssus ixoreus from Catharus dryas (Turdidae). The subspecies Ptilonyssus euroturdi mimicola Fain and Hyland is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Data are presented to suggest that the Rhinonyssidae may be a polyphyletic assemblage. 35 references, 12 figures, 1 table.

  12. 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

  13. Phylogenetics of Crabronini, with a consideration of the evolution of predatory and nesting behaviors (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)

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    Bennett, Daniel J.

    2010-12-17

    PHYLOGENETICS OF CRABRONINI, WITH A CONSIDERATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF PREDATORY AND NESTING BEHAVIORS (INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA: CRABRONIDAE) BY Copyright 2010 Daniel James Bennett Submitted to the graduate degree program... or continuous transverse bands of the terga). In a few cases yellow predominates (e.g. some Alinia, some Lecrenierus). Rarely, parts of the metasoma and hind legs are red. This is mostly confined to Podagritus, Rhopalum, Huavea, and Moniaecera. The wings...

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

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Fly Ash Basins A. L. Bryan, Jr., W. A. Hopkins, J. A. Baionno, B. P. Jackson Savannah River Ecology common grackles (Quiscalus quis- cala) nesting in association with coal fly ash settling basins concentrations in ash basin eggs (x 5.88 0.44 g/g DW) than in reference eggs (x 2.69 0.13 g/g DW). Selenium

  15. 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...

  16. Searchlight Wind Energy Project FEIS Appendix B

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    rule. Federal register. 74:46836-46879. USFWS. 2008. Birds of Conservation Concern 2008. United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory...

  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. 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

    1972-01-01

    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...

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

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    O'Valle, Violet May Owen

    1978-01-01

    is not the natural way people communicate with each other. . . . And I thought that his characters break out into songs just as he did now--to drive some point home. . His characters sing because at certain moments the song comes more naturally to them than... are often tied in wi. th religious symbolism, but they devote only one 10 paragraph to such a significant subject; Other references, probably more Aristophanic than Plautine, extend the religious symbolism of birds outward from the major focus...

  20. A test of an expert-based bird-habitat relationship model in South Carolina.

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    Kilgo, John, C.; Gartner, David, L.; Chapman, Brian, R.; Dunning, John, B., Jr.; Franzreb, Kathleen, E.; Gauthreaux, Sidney, A.; Greenberg, Catheryn, H.; Levey, Douglas, J.; Miller, Karl, V.; Pearson, Scott, F.

    2002-01-01

    Wildlife-habitat relationships models are used widely by land managers to provide information on which species are likely to occur in an area of interest and may be impacted by a proposed management activity. Few such models have been tested. Recent Avian census data from the Savannah River Site, South Carolina was used to validate BIRDHAB, a geographic information system (GIS) model developed by United States Forest Service resource managers to predict relative habitat quality for birds at the stand level on national forests in the southeastern United States. BIRDHAB is based on the species-habitat matrices presented by Hamel (1992).

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

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    Wang, Wen Sam Tsai

    1980-01-01

    ) are described from passeriform birds of Costa Rica. These include Trouessartia t t ydlbh, 1PPN, N~td l*d t t Atyeo, 1966 and the following 30 new species: T. costericensis, T. * t'7 , T. ~h *, T. ~, T. h b' , T. ~L T. arnoldi, T. santanai, T. ~ex ansa, T.... pricei, T. tarsala, 7~th 11 d d 1 t, P. b t, N~td 1 '1 Pt d t d d, P. ~1 t , P. ~L , P. t ', P. P. stenus, P. volatina, P. seiurus, P. icterus, P. bifidus P. parvus, P. vastus, P. setatus, P. atyeoi, P. ornatus, and P. ~t ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would...

  2. Bird Habitats

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    Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) - primary species Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) House...

  3. 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

    1993-01-01

    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...

  4. 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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    . H. 1973. Bird usage of marsh ponds subjected to oil spills. Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences 26:101-110. Effects of a crude oil spill in three freshwater ponds in Louisiana over a 2-year period. Data on bird usage, plants, invertebrates, fish, and oil in sediments and water. The petroleum

  5. FRoM BIRD-BANDING, VoL. 48, No.4, PP J70-J7I Autumn 1977 Incidence of Oil Contamination on Breeding Common Terns-

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    FRoM BIRD-BANDING, VoL. 48, No.4, PP J70-J7I Autumn 1977 Incidence of Oil Contamination on Breeding oil contamination. Since even very small amounts of oil on the plumage of incubating birds may contaminate eggs and reduce their hatchability (Hnrtung, 1965; Albers, 1977; Szaro and Albers, 1977) knowledge

  6. Stratification and mixing regimes in biological thin layers over the Mid-Atlantic Bight E. L. Shroyer,* K. J. Benoit-Bird, J. D. Nash, and J. N. Moum

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    Benoit-Bird, Kelly J.

    . Shroyer,* K. J. Benoit-Bird, J. D. Nash, and J. N. Moum College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

  7. An Archaeological Survey of the 23 Acre Matagorda County Birding Nature Center in North Central Matagorda County, Texas 

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    Moore, William

    2015-06-10

    Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) conducted a 100% pedestrian survey of a 23 acre tract of land, the site of the proposed Matagorda County Birding Nature Center in north-central Matagorda County, Texas on May 9-10, 1999. Both State...

  8. Birds that occupy arid regions often experience a scarcity of drinking water and limited food supplies and must survive

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    Williams, Jos. B.

    metabolism (BMR) (Dawson, 1984; Tieleman and Williams, 2000; Williams and Tieleman, 2001). Although anecdotal their environment, a parameter quantified as h(Tb­Ta), where Tb­Ta is the temperature gradient between the bird (mass 1245±242g, N=7, mean ± S.D.) in summer have a resting metabolic rate (RMR) of 261.4kJday­1, 26

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

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    Aickelin, Uwe

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

  10. Cryptic genetic diversity in ``widespread" Southeast Asian bird species suggests that Philippine avian endemism is gravely underestimated

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    Winker, Kevin

    Cryptic genetic diversity in ``widespread" Southeast Asian bird species suggests that Philippine of Biology, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines i National Museum of the Philippines, Padre Burgos St., Manila 1000, Philippines a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 30

  11. 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

  12. Engineering Task Plan for Development and Fabrication and Deployment of Nested Fixed Depth Fluidic Sampling and At Tank Analysis Systems

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    BOGER, R.M.

    2000-10-30

    This engineering task plan identifies the resources, responsibilities, and schedules for the development and deployment of a mobile, variable depth sampling system and an at-tank analysis system. The mobile, variable depth sampling system concept was developed after a cost assessment indicated a high cost for multiple deployments of the nested, fixed-depth sampling system. The sampling will provide double-shell tank (DST) staging tank waste samples for assuring the readiness of the waste for shipment to the LAW/HLW plant for treatment and immobilization. The at-tank analysis system will provide ''real-time'' assessments of the samples' chemical and physical properties. These systems support the Hanford Phase 1B vitrification project.

  13. 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

    2009-09-01

    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.

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

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    Kerlinger, P.

    2002-03-01

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

  15. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering 2014 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Optical Metrology and NDT ME-593 and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST - NanoEngineering, Science

  16. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department Worcester-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST - NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology #12;CHSLT

  17. 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

    2004-09-01

    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.

  18. Development of the first nonhydrostatic nested-grid grid-point global atmospheric modeling system on parallel machines

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    Kao, C.Y.J.; Langley, D.L.; Reisner, J.M.; Smith, W.S.

    1998-11-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Evaluating the importance of global and regional climate response to increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases requires a comprehensive global atmospheric modeling system (GAMS) capable of simulations over a wide range of atmospheric circulations, from complex terrain to continental scales, on high-performance computers. Unfortunately, all of the existing global circulation models (GCMs) do not meet this requirements, because they suffer from one or more of the following three shortcomings: (1) use of the hydrostatic approximation, which makes the models potentially ill-posed; (2) lack of a nested-grid (or multi-grid) capability, which makes it difficult to consistently evaluate the regional climate response to the global warming, and (3) spherical spectral (opposed to grid-point finite-difference) representation of model variables, which hinders model performance for parallel machine applications. The end product of the research is a highly modularized, multi-gridded, self-calibratable (for further parameterization development) global modeling system with state-of-the-science physics and chemistry. This system will be suitable for a suite of atmospheric problems: from local circulations to climate, from thunderstorms to global cloud radiative forcing, from urban pollution to global greenhouse trace gases, and from the guiding of field experiments to coupling with ocean models. It will also provide a unique testbed for high-performance computing architecture.

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

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    Masden, Elizabeth A.; Fox, Anthony D.; Furness, Robert W.; Bullman, Rhys; Haydon, Daniel T.

    2010-01-15

    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.

  20. Title: Single-Inductor Fuel CellLi Ion ChargerSupply IC with Nested Hysteretic Control Suhwan Kim, Student Member, IEEE, and Gabriel A. Rincn-Mora, Fellow, IEEE

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    1 Title: Single-Inductor Fuel Cell­Li Ion Charger­Supply IC with Nested Hysteretic Control Authors, miniaturized devices benefit from deriving energy from fuel cells (FCs) and power from Li Ions, rather than-inductor, dual-input, dual-output (SIDIDO) charger-supply 0.5-µm CMOS IC with a nested hysteretic-control scheme

  1. Nested Narratives Final Report.

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    Wilson, Andrew T.; Pattengale, Nicholas D.; Forsythe, James C.; Carvey, Bradley John

    2015-02-01

    In cybersecurity forensics and incident response, the story of what has happened is the most impor- tant artifact yet the one least supported by tools and techniques. Existing tools focus on gathering and manipulating low-level data to allow an analyst to investigate exactly what happened on a host system or a network. Higher-level analysis is usually left to whatever ad hoc tools and techniques an individual may have developed. We discuss visual representations of narrative in the context of cybersecurity incidents with an eye toward multi-scale illustration of actions and actors. We envision that this representation could smoothly encompass individual packets on a wire at the lowest level and nation-state-level actors at the highest. We present progress to date, discuss the impact of technical risk on this project and highlight opportunities for future work.

  2. Modeling the effects of river flow on population dynamics of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) and least terns (Sternula antillarum) nesting on the Missouri River

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    Buenau, Kate E.; Hiller, Tim L.; Tyre, Andrew J.

    2014-10-01

    Humans make extensive use of rivers and floodplains for economic benefits including agriculture, hydropower, commerce and recreation. Economic development of floodplains subsequently requires control of river levels to avoid flood damage. This process began in the Missouri River basin in the 1890s with the construction of a series of hydropower dams in Montana and escalated to new levels with the approval of the Pick-Sloan plan in the 1944 Flood Control Act. Maximizing these human uses of the river led to changes in and losses of hydrological and ecological processes, ultimately resulting in the federal listing of three fish and wildlife species under the Endangered Species Act: the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus; 1983), the piping plover (Charadrius melodus; 1984), and the interior population of least tern (Sternula antillarum; 1985). The listing of terns and plovers did not affect river management until the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed to modify the governing document of the Missouri River Mainstem System, the Master Manual, a process which was completed in 2003. Although there was little disagreement over the habitat conditions that terns and plovers used for nesting, there was substantial disagreement over the amount of habitat necessary for terns and plovers to meet population recovery goals. Answering this question requires forecasting species-specific population responses to dynamic habitat affected by both human actions (reservoir management and habitat restoration) and natural variability in precipitation. Piping plovers and least terns nest along the Missouri River from Fort Peck, Montana to just north of Sioux City, Iowa (Figure 1). Both species prefer to nest on sand and fine gravel substrates with no or sparse vegetation cover (Prindiville Gaines and Ryan, 1988; Sherfy et al., 2012), such as riverine sandbars (emergent sandbar habitat; ESH). Piping plovers also nest on reservoir shorelines that lack vegetation cover (Anteau et al., 2012). The amount of ESH available for nesting in a given year is strongly affected by the amount of water entering the Missouri River system through precipitation and the management of water flow from six reservoirs operated by the USACE on the mainstem Missouri River. Prior to the construction of dams, the Missouri River experienced bimodal peak flows in spring and early summer in concordance with the melting of plains and mountain snowpack (Galat and Lipkin, 2000). Flows decreased during summer months, with river stage then dependent upon rainfall. The combination of consistent high flows and occasional extreme high flows, together with the meandering characteristic of the river, regularly reshaped and scoured vegetation from ESH.

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

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    Lee, Stephanie L.

    2007-04-25

    abundances and 2) to identify important vegetation characteristics associated with grassland bird abundance on the Waggoner Experimental Ranch. 9 STUDY AREA The study area was located on the 12,141 ha Kite Camp of the Waggoner Experimental...). The Kite Camp is a cow-calf operation stocked at 1 animal unit (AU) /12 ha in a continuous grazing system and a similarly stocked 1 herd 8 pasture short-duration rotational grazing systems (SDG). The cattle are rotated through the pastures on a weekly...

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015ExecutiveFluorescent LampFortDepartmentNational Interest0:59Austin Bird

  5. 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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    Clayton, Dale H.

    Çaan 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

  6. Birding with the Boys A fast moving human figure caught the corner of my eye as I sat getting out my

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    Nystuen, Jeffrey A.

    common. We were very pleased to discover a Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Another good bird was a Yellow Bittern GPS receiver kept close track of our position and bearing. Fish traps dotted the shallow lake and pond several Cotton Pygmy Geese. A mixed flock of White-shouldered and Chestnut- tailed Starlings swirled about

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

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    #12;NEW RECORDS OF ACANTHOCEPHALANS FROM BIRDS IN THE PHILIPPINES WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW), and Porrorchis centropusi and Porrorchis kinsellai n. sp., both from Philippine scops owls (Otus megalotis), are reported from Aurora Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Porrorchis kinsellai n. sp. can be readily

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

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    ·... Am. MidI. Nat. l:i9:29-3R Bird Flight Characteristics Near Wind Turbines in Minnesota ROBERT C the height range of ,,;nd turbine blades (22-55 m). The Buffalo Ridge Wind ReS()lIrCl' Area poses little in wind turbine technologies have reduced the cost'! associated with wind power production. and have

  9. Multi-year SeaSonal Sex-allocation PatternS in red-winged BlackBirdS (AgelAius phoeniceus)

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    Weatherhead, Patrick J.

    Multi-year SeaSonal Sex-allocation PatternS in red-winged BlackBirdS (AgelAius phoeniceus) Patrick had been proposed. Instead, seasonal sex-allocation patterns interacted with season length. Early late in the season and those earlier (early plus midseason) was a strong function of season length

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

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    Brown, James H.

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

  11. 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

  12. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: II. Contrasting sex-specific oocyte clustering in native and recently established

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    Badyaev, Alex

    Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: II. Contrasting sex-specific oocyte clustering). In particular, sex differences in growth costs or requirements in viviparous species set the stage for the evolution of sex-biased parental strategies and sibling competition (Drummond et al., 1991; Lessells, 2002

  13. A survey of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in loblolly pine stands of the Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina.

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    Horn, S.; Hanula, J., L.

    2004-03-10

    Horn, Scott, and James L. Hanula. 2004. A survey of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in loblolly pine stands of the Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina. 39(3): 464-469. Abstract: In recent years concern over widespread losses in biodiversity has grown to include a possible decline of many native pollinators, primarily bees. Factors such as habitat fragmentation, agricultural practices, use of pesticides, the introduction of invasive species, or changes in land use may negatively impact these vital organisims. Most reported studies show that human impacts on pollinators are overwhelmingly negative. Reductions in pollinator populations may profoundly impact plant population dynamics and ecosystem function. Little baseline data exists on the diversity and relative abundance of bees and wasps in southern forests. The objective of this study was to develop a simple, effective method of surveying cavity-nesting bees and wasps and to determine species diversity in mature forests of loblolly pine, the most widely planted tree species in the southern United States.

  14. Comparison of Circadian Changes in the Retinas of Migrating and Non-migrating Blackcaps, Sylvia atricapilla 

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    Shockley, Ross

    2006-07-11

    1 INTRODUCTION The Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla, resides in northern Europe and migrates south in mid- October for the winter. In early April they will fly back north, repeating the cycle. It is well known that the migratory patterns..., 1996), or migratory restlessness. The birds express their internal migratory drive by flapping their wings and jumping up and down on their perches, all while facing the direction in which they wish to fly (Bartell et al., 2005). This night...

  15. Section 4. Inventory Table of Contents

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    Section 4. Inventory Table of Contents 4.1 Existing Legal Protections Protections Level Name Clean Water Act Endangered Species Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act National Environmental State Instream Water Rights ­ Oregon Water Resources Department Morrow County Zoning Ordinance ­ Morrow

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

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    3 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In order...

  17. Oglesbee Residence 

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

    1972-01-01

    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...

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

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

    2015-04-22

    Cooperative 19 Wildlife Disease Study, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA. 20 8Department of Medical Sciences, Zoonosis Science Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden. 21 9Laboratory of Virus Evolution, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases... that human 67 population size, duck density, rice cropping intensity, wild bird migration, and poultry trade all 68 contribute to virus prevalence and potential for detection (Takekawa et al., 2010; Takekawa et al., 69 2013). Ideally we would also want...

  19. Dual-Source Single-Inductor 0.18-m CMOS ChargerSupply with Nested Hysteretic and Adaptive On-Time PWM Suhwan Kim and Gabriel A. Rincn-Mora

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    Dual-Source Single-Inductor 0.18-µm CMOS Charger­Supply with Nested Hysteretic and Adaptive On.S.A. Abstract: Since fuel cells store more energy and batteries supply more power, fuel cell­battery systems can exhaust quickly. And even though 1-g fuel cells store 5× ­ 10× more energy than 1-g Li Ions, fuel cells

  20. Communication-Optimal Loop Nests

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    Knight, Nicholas Sullender

    2015-01-01

    1546. [7] W. Beckner. “Inequalities in Fourier analysis”.Lieb multilinear inequalities”. In: Mathematical Researchin H¨older-Brascamp-Lieb inequalities for discrete Abelian

  1. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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  2. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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  3. nest | National Nuclear Security Administration

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  4. 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

  5. Animal Model and INLA Ingelin Steinsland & Anna Marie Holand

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    Steinsland, Ingelin

    , islands The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a small passerine bird Sexually dimorphic Widely spread.e. by the corresponding pedigree. #12;Model, one bird For bird i (i = 1, . . . , 3373): yi = nf f =1 f ,l(i) + ui + i , yi all fledglings are marked and blood sample collected in the nest. Adult and fledged juveniles (birds

  6. Marine megafauna in environmental extremes : : distribution and oceanic dispersal of polar and tropical tetrapods

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    Gearheart, Geoffrey

    2014-01-01

    caretta) during their offshore migration. Ethology, 83(3),to their swim direction. Offshore the Bird’s Head Peninsula,40 km perpendicularly offshore from the nesting beaches. The

  7. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden cheeked Warbler habitat 

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    Quinn, Michael Andrew

    2000-01-01

    Arthropods have diverse functions in ecosystems, including providing food for resident breeding birds. The Golden-cheeked Warbler, Dendroica chrysoparia Sclater & Salvin is an endangered insectivorus song bird that nests ...

  8. The mapping and differentiation of biological and environmental elemental signatures in the fossil remains of a 50 million year old bird

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    Egerton, Victoria M.; Wogelius, Roy A.; Norell, Mark A.; Edwards, Nicholas P.; Sellers, William I.; Bergmann, Uwe; Sokaras, Dimosthenis; Alonso-Mori, Roberto; Ignatyev, Konstantin; van Veelen, Arjen; et al

    2015-01-22

    The preservation of fossils reflects the interplay of inorganic and organic chemical processes, which should be clearly differentiated to make interpretations about the biology of extinct organisms. A new coliiformes bird (mouse bird) from the ~50 million year old Green River Formation (Wyoming, USA) has here been analysed using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence and environmental scanning electron microscopy with an attached X-ray energy dispersive system (ESEM-EDS). The concentration and distribution of 16 elements (Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Mg, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Br, Ba, Hg) has been mapped for individual points on the sample. S, Cu andmore »Zn map distinctly within visibly preserved feathers and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) shows that S and Cu within the feathers are organically bound in a similar manner to modern feathers. The morphological preservation of the feathers, on both macro- and microscopic scales, is variable throughout the fossil and the differences in the lateral microfacies have resulted in a morphological preservation gradient. This study clearly differentiates endogenous organic remains from those representing exogenous overprinted geochemical precipitates and illustrates the chemical complexity of the overall taphonomic process.« less

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

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    Sather-Blair, Signe

    1985-02-01

    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.

  10. Relationship of coarse woody debris to arthropod Availability for Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers and other bark-foraging birds on loblolly pine boles.

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    Horn, Scott; Hanula, James, L.

    2008-04-01

    Abstract This study determined if short-term removal of coarse woody debris would reduce prey available to red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis Vieillot) and other bark-foraging birds at the Savannah River Site in Aiken and Barnwell counties, SC. All coarse woody debris was removed from four 9-ha plots of mature loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) in 1997 and again in 1998. We sampled arthropods in coarse woody debris removal and control stands using crawl traps that captured arthropods crawling up tree boles, burlap bands wrapped around trees, and cardboard panels placed on the ground. We captured 27 orders and 172 families of arthropods in crawl traps whereas 20 arthropod orders were observed under burlap bands and cardboard panels. The most abundant insects collected from crawl traps were aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Forrnicidae). The greatest biomass was in the wood cockroaches (Blattaria: Blattellidae), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) in the Family Noctuidae, and adult weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The most common group observed underneath cardboard panels was lsoptera (termites), and the most common taxon under burlap bands was wood cockroaches. Overall, arthropod abundance and biomass captured in crawl traps was similar in control and removal plots. In contrast, we observed more arthropods under burlap bands (mean & SE; 3,021.5 k 348.6, P= 0.03) and cardboard panels (3,537.25 k 432.4, P= 0.04) in plots with coarse woody debris compared with burlap bands (2325 + 171.3) and cardboard panels (2439.75 + 288.9) in plots where coarse woody debris was removed. Regression analyses showed that abundance beneath cardboard panels was positively correlated with abundance beneath burlap bands demonstrating the link between abundance on the ground with that on trees. Our results demonstrate that short-term removal of coarse woody debris from pine forests reduced overall arthropod availability to bark-foraging birds.

  11. 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.

    1994-08-01

    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.

  12. A Bird’s Eye View of Human Language Evolution

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    Berwick, Robert C.

    Comparative studies of linguistic faculties in animals pose an evolutionary paradox: language involves certain perceptual and motor abilities, but it is not clear that this serves as more than an input–output channel for ...

  13. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School 

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    Scrivner, J.

    2014-01-01

    SOLAR PANELS DIRECT/INDIRECT PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURE CONVIA CONTROLS DIM LIGHTS BASE ON NATURAL LIGHTING LEVELS SUMMER SUN SUMMER SUN WINTER SUN WINTER SUN ESL-KT-14-11-34 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18...-11-34 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 • 3’ X 5’ solar panels • 191 Watts per panel • 550 KW solar array • Approx 66,000 sq. ft. of solar panels • Approx 850,000 k...

  14. 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...

  15. NREL: Energy Analysis - Lori Bird

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  16. Estimating Migration Resistance: a Case Study of Greenlandic Arctic Terns

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    Hensz, Christopher

    2013-01-15

    Chris Hensz University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Biodiversity Institute Estimating Migration Resistance: a Case Study of Greenlandic Arctic Terns The Problem 1: How do migratory animals choose... d ay °C m /s Models ? Implemented in R ? Models: ? Linear exploration Southern Migration, 9 birds, n=929 Northern Migration, 9 birds, n=629 Future Directions 1: Finish non-linear model 2: Generalize procedure and include...

  17. Perturbations of nested branes with induced gravity

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    Sbisà, Fulvio; Koyama, Kazuya E-mail: kazuya.koyama@port.ac.uk

    2014-06-01

    We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in models where a 4D brane is embedded inside a 5D brane equipped with induced gravity, which in turn is embedded in a 6D spacetime. We consider a specific regularization of the branes internal structures where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We find exact solutions corresponding to pure tension source configurations on the thick 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. To perform the perturbative analysis, we adopt a bulk-based approach and we express the equations in terms of gauge invariant and master variables using a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition. We then propose an ansatz on the behaviour of the perturbation fields when the thickness of the 4D brane goes to zero, which corresponds to configurations where gravity remains finite everywhere in the thin limit of the 4D brane. We study the equations of motion using this ansatz, and show that they give rise to a consistent set of differential equations in the thin limit, from which the details of the internal structure of the 4D brane disappear. We conclude that the thin limit of the ''ribbon'' 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined (at least when considering first order perturbations around pure tension configurations), and that the gravitational field on the 4D brane remains finite in the thin limit. We comment on the crucial role of the induced gravity term on the 5D brane.

  18. Nested Refinement Types for JavaScript /

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    Chugh, Ravi

    2013-01-01

    Pierce. Types and Programming Languages. MIT Press, 2002. [In Principles of Programming Languages (POPL), 1999. [105]In Functional Programming Languages and Architecture (FPCA),

  19. 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

  20. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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

    1999-07-27

    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.

  1. 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)

    2001-01-01

    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.

  2. NEST Manual of Operations APPENDIX B

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    Rau, Don C.

    Enterocolitis (NEC) or Isolated Intestinal Perforation (IP): Outcomes at 18·22 Months Adjusted Age A Trial for ELBW Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) or Isolated Intestinal Perforation (IP)". This study Enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious infection of the intestines. An Isolated Perforation (IP) is a hole in the wall

  3. Influenza A Virus Infections in Land

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    Influenza A Virus Infections in Land Birds, People's Republic of China A. Townsend Peterson, Sarah for avian in- fluenza viruses. We examined this assumption by sampling and real-time reverse transcription migratory species. Surveillance programs for monitoring spread of these viruses need to be redesigned. Avian

  4. Winker, K. 1995. Neotropical stopover sites and Middle American migrations: the view from southern Mexico. Pp. 150-163 in M. Wilson, and S. Sader (eds.) Conservation of Neotropical

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    Winker, Kevin

    Neotropical Stopover Sites and Middle American Migrations: The View from Southern Mexico Kevin Winker ABSTRACTWinker, K. 1995. Neotropical stopover sites and Middle American migrations: the view from southern Mexico. Pp. 150-163 in M. Wilson, and S. Sader (eds.) Conservation of Neotropical migratory birds

  5. Night-vision brain area in migratory songbirds Henrik Mouritsen*

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    Jarvis, Erich D.

    *, Kazuhiro Wada , and Erich D. Jarvis *Volkswagen Nachwuchsgruppe Animal Navigation, Institut fu¨ r Biologie

  6. Abstract.-The annual migratory cycle of Argentine hake Merluccius

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    and off- shore towards feeding grounds. A southward and inshore migration towards spawning grounds occurs changes in hake distribu- tion. The inshore spawning migration of adult hake on the Argentine shelf the change in depth distribution of hake throughout the year. Christian- sen and Cousseau (1971) and Bellisio

  7. Swainson's thrushes in migratory disposition exhibit reduced immune function

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    Moore, Frank R.

    1975). Fat is the primary source of energy to fuel migration (Ble demands associated with migration, such as high energetic demands and the negative consequences Hasselquist et al. 1999). Despite the energetic and other demands associated with migration, few studies have

  8. How Predation Risk Shapes Avian Nest Site Selection and Processes Underlying Nest Predation Patterns

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    Latif, Quresh Shabbir

    2009-01-01

    three species of willow (Salix exidua, S. lucida, S. lutea)riparian habitats are dominated by either willow (Salixexidua, Salix lucida, and Salix lutea) or black cottonwood (

  9. Effects of Tree Species Composition and Foraging Effort on the Productivity of Golden-Cheeked Warblers 

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    Marshall, Mike E.

    2012-07-16

    in birds for a variety of reasons (e.g., predator assemblages, nesting sites, song perches, food availability). I investigated the relationship between habitat quality and prey availability and the effect these parameters have on reproductive success...

  10. CX-008825: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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

  11. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71: 353360, 2008 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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    district of British Columbia, and that three-toed and hairy wood- peckers nest and forage in these pine of this pesticide in both adult and nestling birds. Acute toxicity of MSMA was reported in various lab stud- ies

  12. Ian Jamieson's Other Publications (Excluding threatened species ecology and conservation see web-page)

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    Jamieson, Ian

    and harem size in the sexually dimorphic mountain stone weta Hemideina maori. Ecological Entomology 27: 41 in adjustment of individual clutch sizes in joint-nesting birds. In: Adams, N. and Slotow, R. (Eds, Johannesburg (1999). Jamieson, I.G. Testing reproductive skew models in a communally breeding bird, the pukeko

  13. Burrowing Owls in the Pacific Autumn 2014

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    Brown, Sally

    #12;10/12/2014 7 Conservation Outlook Issues · Lack of data · Conflicting interests · Nest mostly, version 1.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Breeding Bird Survey data, 1985-1991. Scale represents (NatureServe) Breeding distribution of the burrowing owl in the US & Canada (Breeding Bird Survey) Why

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

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

    1997-06-01

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

  15. Primary feather molt of juvenile mourning doves in Texas 

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    Morrow, Michael Eugene

    1983-01-01

    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...

  16. Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to

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  17. Memorandum of understanding between DOE and NGLIA | Department of Energy

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  18. Memorandum to DOE re Battery Chargers | Department of Energy

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  19. Memorandum, Adjudicative Guidelines Implementation - February 21, 2006 |

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  20. Memorandum, Broader Consensual Listening | Department of Energy

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  1. Memorandum, Health and Safety Training Reciprocity Program - July 12, 2013

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  2. Memorandum, Implementation of Department of Energy Manual 450.4-1,

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  3. Memorandum, NNSA Activity Level Work Planning & Control Processes, January

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  4. Memorandum, Protective Force Career Options Committee - July 23, 2009 |

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  5. Memorandum, Reporting of Radiological Sealed Sources Transactions |

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  6. Memorandum, Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives |

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  7. Structure and mechanical behavior of bird beaks

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    Seki, Yasuaki

    2009-01-01

    2.1.1 Structure and Mechanical Properties 2.2 Biomimetic2.3.3 Mechanical Properties of Keratins . . 2.3.4 Mammalian2.4.2 Mechanical Properties of Foams . . . . . . . . . .

  8. , Yvonne Rogers1 , Jon Bird1

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    and fully functional lambent display that clips onto any shopping trolley handle, intended to nudge people when choosing what to buy. It provides salient information about the food miles for various scanned food items represented by varying lengths of lit LEDs on the handle and a changing emoticon comparing

  9. Mary's Hymn PETER BIRD Adagio q = 70

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    Bird, Peter

    .- He hath hol pen- His ser vant- Is ra- el- in and the rich He sent emp ty- a way.- He hath hol pen- His ser vant- Is ra- el- in and the rich He sent emp ty- a way.- He hath hol pen- His ser vant mem- brance- of His mer cy;- - As He Is ra- el- in His mer cy.- - - As He hol pen- His ser vant- Is ra

  10. Difference? Seasonal Flu, Bird Flu, Pandemic Flu

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    ).( Produces fever, tiredness, muscle aches, dry cough, sore throat, nasal( congestion, and headache. Children

  11. Structure and mechanical behavior of bird beaks

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    Seki, Yasuaki

    2009-01-01

    The ray casting method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 4.6.2.2 Ray Casting Method . . . . . . . . . . . .rendering generated by ray casting;(a) toucan foam with two

  12. Rachana Rajendra Bird Sanctuary Rachana Rajendra

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    Riley, Shawn J.

    in the United States, Canada, and India. After spending a truly memorable Christmas and New Year at home with her family, including the visiting grandmother from India, she left by car for her job in Raleigh Sanctuary was born. Inspired by Rachana's creativity, energy, and determination, in December, 1998, her

  13. 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News PublicationsAudits & Inspections AuditsBarbara McClintock

  14. Nesting Ducks of Tennessee Wood Ducks, Mallards, Hooded

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    Gray, Matthew

    a teal and a mallard · Weight ­ about 1.5 lbs · Length ­ about 20 inches · Wings - broad, tail squared swamps · Wooded wetlands · Ponds and lakes with wooded shorelines, aquatic vegetation, woody debris

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    REDD+ Implementation at Multiple Scales AgencyCompany Organization: Forest Carbon Portal Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policiesdeployment programs...

  16. Heartbeat of a Nest: Using Imagers as Biological Sensors

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    2007-01-01

    servers send periodic battery reading, image con- ?gurationcon?guration, image acquisition and reading of the battery

  17. Supplementary material for: Distributed Optimization of Deeply Nested Systems

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    Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

    has H units): E1(W) = 1 2 N n=1 yn - f(xn; W) 2 f(x; W) = fK+1(. . . f2(f1(x; W1); W2) . . . ; WK+1)) and define the following equality-constrained optimization problem: E(W, Z) = 1 2 N n=1 yn - fK+1(zK,n; WK+1) 2 s.t. zK,n = fK(zK-1,n; WK) . . . z1,n = f1(xn; W1) n = 1, . . . , N. (2) Sometimes, for notational

  18. 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

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

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    Hughes, Christi Lynn

    2014-05-06

    extensive unconstrained dune ecosystems stabilized by native coastal vegetation (McAtee & Drawe 1981, Márquez 1994). As such, data regarding the short- and long-term ramifications of common habitat alterations currently inflicted upon increasingly... by Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program grants, Houston lawyer Joe Jamail (a private donor instrumental in facilitating the 2009 patrols), and SEATURTLE.ORG. The deployment of beachfront sea turtle signage was funded by HEART (Help...

  20. : Differential Temporal Dynamic Logic with Nested Temporalities for Hybrid Systems

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    Platzer, André

    A major task of computer science is to program objects of our physical world: cars, trains, airplanes look at a satellite with position x trying to leave the solar system, avoiding planets. To simplify

  1. RESEARCH ARTICLE Nesting patterns, ecological correlates of polygyny and social

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    Oliveira, Paulo S.

    -mail: pso@unicamp.br V. Fourcassie´ Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale CNRS, UMR 5169, Universite

  2. Advanced SQL To write queries using nested select statements.

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    Liang, Y. Daniel

    with the highest salary. You may attempt to solve the query using the following statement: select lastName || ', ' || firstName as "Name", salary from Faculty where salary = max(salary); This is erroneous because lastName || ', ' || firstName as "Name", salary from Faculty where salary = (select max(salary) from

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

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    Campomizzi, Andrew J.

    2009-05-15

    Invasive species are often implicated in population declines of native species through competition and predation. Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) predation of songbird nestlings and eggs has been documented. I conducted a replicated...

  4. Method of fabricating nested shells and resulting product

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1982-01-01

    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.

  5. Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation 

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    Erickson, D. C.

    1986-01-01

    shaft power is being substituted for heat which in many cases may be extremely low valued. Th~ next section describes how to avoid that problem, and even turn it to advantage. 136 ESL-IE-86-06-25 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial... 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. Introduced in this paper are two new...

  6. Fundamental GABAergic Amacrine Cell Circuitries in the Retina: Nested

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    Marc, Robert E.

    synapses and 98% of the input to bipolar cells (BCs) in the inner plexiform layer. GABA AC synapses incorporate them as functional components. Conversely, simple feedback and feedforward synapses may often (BCs) cells form syn- aptic complexes with subsets of 70 types of amacrine cells (ACs), the majority

  7. Inception: Towards a Nested Cloud Architecture Changbin Liu Yun Mao

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    Greenberg, Albert

    slow in adopting a large number of innovative technologies, such as live VM migration, dynamic resource of a large number of innovative technologies at the hypervisor level in the areas of dynamic resource on the server and boot up elsewhere. We argue that such obstacles against rapid innovation do not exist

  8. Contributed Paper Effects of Climate and Exurban Development on Nest

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    Turner, Monica G.

    (Ursus americanus), and domestic cats (Felis catus) were the most commonly detected predators. Presence

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

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

    2014-02-13

    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.

  10. NEST-GENERATION TCAP HYDROGEN ISOTOPE SEPARATION PROCESS

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    Heung, L; Henry Sessions, H; Anita Poore, A; William Jacobs, W; Christopher Williams, C

    2007-08-07

    A thermal cycling absorption process (TCAP) for hydrogen isotope separation has been in operation at Savannah River Site since 1994. The process uses a hot/cold nitrogen system to cycle the temperature of the separation column. The hot/cold nitrogen system requires the use of large compressors, heat exchanges, valves and piping that is bulky and maintenance intensive. A new compact thermal cycling (CTC) design has recently been developed. This new design uses liquid nitrogen tubes and electric heaters to heat and cool the column directly so that the bulky hot/cold nitrogen system can be eliminated. This CTC design is simple and is easy to implement, and will be the next generation TCAP system at SRS. A twelve-meter column has been fabricated and installed in the laboratory to demonstrate its performance. The design of the system and its test results to date is discussed.

  11. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNew Hampshire: EnergyReservoirBrookfield,CapeCastle,CountryCoveCrows

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EAand Dalton JumpProgram | OpenEnergyEvaluation |Island, Azores |Mechanisms

  13. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (Utility Company)|Alabama:Crofton, Maryland:Crownsville, Maryland: EnergyCrows

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

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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 on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower VenturesInformation9) WindGrid Project)AreaDayDead Horsenational

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower VenturesInformation9)askDoubleEERE -ESolar IncEagle Energy LLCNest,

  16. INTERPRETING BEHAVIOR FROM EARLY CRETACEOUS BIRD TRACKS AND THE MORPHOLOGY OF BIRD FEET AND TRACKWAYS

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    Falk, Amanda Renee

    2009-09-17

    trackway terminating in two subparallel tracks; (2) circular walking; and (3) the courtship display high stepping. Behaviors documented from the Haman Formation included: (1) a low-angle landing in which the hallux toe was dragged; (2) pecking and probing...

  17. Caring for Pet Birds Seminar In May, Dr. Joao Brandao presented "Pet Birds: How

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    Recognition Ceremony where faculty and House Officer Seminar Dr. Johnattan Arango will present "Gunshot Animal Surgery Resident mentored by Dr. Mark Rochat. Neurologist and Medical Educator to Speak David LeeRaps is an accounting specialist at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Originally from Stillwater

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

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    Mabey, Sarah; Cooper, Brian

    2004-09-01

    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.

  19. NOAA Technical Report NMFS SSRF-690 Migratory Routes of Adult Sockeye

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    . Commercial fishery and biology of the freshwater shrimp, Macrobnchium, in the Lower St. Paul River. Liberia

  20. 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.

    2010-08-01

    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.

  1. Migratory shearwaters integrate oceanic resources across the Pacific Ocean in an endless summer

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    2006-01-01

    signal in primary production with the shearwaters’ migrationonset of migration coincides with the period when primarythe postbreeding migration. Vertically-integrated primary

  2. 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

  3. Tuna are renowned for their migratory movements, endothermy and high aerobic performance (Block and Stevens,

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    Block, Barbara A.

    experience waters between 2 and 30 °C during annual migrations and dives below the thermocline (Carey and Stevens, 2001). They are pelagic predators at the top of their food web, whose ecological success is due water temperatures (Carey et al., 1984). No measurements of myocardial temperatures in free

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

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    Teo, Grace Sock Leng

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  5. The Migration Industry: Brokering Mobility in the Mexico-U.S. Migratory System

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    Hernandez-Leon, Ruben

    2013-01-01

    Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the AmericanR. F. “The Commerce of Migration. ” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to

  6. Moving across the border: modeling migratory bat populations RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT,1,

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    Russell, Amy L.

    patterns; network models; Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana; U.S.­Mexico cross-border migration routes Ecologi´a, Universidad Nacional Auto´noma de Mexico, Ap. Postal 70­275, Mexico 04510 Mexico 5 U.1890/ES13-00023.1 Abstract. The migration of animals across long distances and between multiple habitats

  7. Journal of Mammalogy, 84(2):579593, 2003 SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF MIGRATORY TREE BATS

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    Wilkinson, Gerald S.

    migration during spring by Lasiurus cinereus appears to stem from wintering grounds in California and Mexico Field Station, Fort Collins Science Center, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA Despite evidence of migration in North American tree bats (genera Lasiurus and Lasion

  8. The Migration Industry in the Mexico-U.S. Migratory System

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    Hernandez-Leon, Ruben

    2005-01-01

    and Social Networks of Migration from Mexico to the United2001. “Urban Origin Migration from Mexico to the Unitedand Undocumented Migration from Mexico. ” Pp. 277-300 in

  9. The dolphinfish, Coryphaena hip-purus L., is a pelagic and migratory

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    Islands and the Windward Islands (Mahon et al., 1981), and off Barbados (Oxen- ford and Hunte, 1986). Age are those of Beards- ley (1967), off Miami, and Oxenford and Hunte (1983) in Barbados. Beardsley (1967

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

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    Walther, Benjamin (Benjamin Dwaine)

    2007-01-01

    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 ...

  11. 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

    2012-02-01

    Densidades de Especímenes Complementarias y Registros Reproductivos Resumen. Reevaluamos la posibilidad de que cinco especies de aves que se reproducen al final del verano en el noroeste de México son reproductores dobles migratorios que anidan primero más... temprano en el norte y más tarde en el noroeste de México. Tam- bién comparamos los registros reproductivos de estas regiones, pero estos registros no pudieron ser corregidos por el esfuerzo. Nuestras fenologías sugieren que las poblaciones reproductivas...

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

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    Lee, Olivia Astillero

    2012-07-16

    I examined the population trends of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) using an age-specific metapopulation model that allowed migration between rookeries. Mortality and birth rates were modified to simulate future ...

  13. Contrasts in the phylogeography of two migratory lampreys in western Europe

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    Pereira, Ana; Almada, Vítor C.

    2013-01-01

    lampreys in  western Europe    Ana M.  Pereira 1  and Vítor Petromyzon  marinus in Europe.  We reanalysed all molecular L.   fluviatilis  in  Europe  may  be  the  consequence  of 

  14. Oecologia (Berlin) (1984) 65:51 57 Oecologia9 Springer-Verlag1984 Sexual differences in habitat use by small mammals

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    Morris, Douglas W.

    1984-01-01

    habitat use to suitable nesting areas. Sexual dimorphism in resource use is common in certain lizards (eg., Schoener 1967, 1968) and birds (e.g, Selander 1966; Storer 1966; Robins 1971; Hespenheide 1975), but sexualOecologia (Berlin) (1984) 65:51 57 Oecologia9 Springer-Verlag1984 Sexual differences in habitat use

  15. Does Evolution Point to a God? Queen's College 30/1/2011

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    Capdeboscq, Yves

    ­ wasting precious, limited resources on the elderly and the dying; people who will make no contribution the genes that built the rule, because the squawking, gaping objects in a bird's nest are normally its own float up to a height of about thirty feet above his backyard, where he would enjoy a few hours of flight

  16. MONTANA OUTDOORS 3130 MARCH APRIL 2014 FWP.MT.GOV/MTOUTDOORS Why mountain bluebirds

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    Duckworth, Renée

    MONTANA OUTDOORS 3130 MARCH APRIL 2014 FWP.MT.GOV/MTOUTDOORS TURF WAR TWIST Why mountain bluebirds are good for this species in western Montana valleys but don't benefit, in the long run, mountain bluebirds. Although mountain blue- birds also lost nesting sites, they had evolved to also use habitats at higher

  17. Alerting humanitarians to emergencies Sign me in automatically

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Alerting humanitarians to emergencies Username: Password: Sign me in automatically GET A PASSWORD't looking for good providers or even good company. They want only the best-looking birds, a research team an entire nest of some other male's young, Safran's team found. For their experiment, Safran and colleagues

  18. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Jordi Figuerola Andy J. Green

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    Figuerola, Jordi

    to the fitness of individuals (Rockwell et al. 1987; Briskie and Sealy 1989; but see Ho^ rak et al. 1997; Heusmann 1972; Rohwer 1988). Secondly, clutch size could be limited by predation pressure during nesting (1991a) for general analyses on precocial and altricial birds). Laurila (1988) reported a significant

  19. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Jordi Figuerola Andy J. Green

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    Green, Andy J.

    is an important factor related to the fitness of individuals (Rockwell et al. 1987; Briskie and Sealy 1989 1951; Hilden 1964; Fredrickson 1969; Heusmann 1972; Rohwer 1988). Secondly, clutch size could birds). Laurila (1988) reported a significant effect of nest placement on clutch size in waterfowl, due

  20. Mike Carr Senior Advisor to the Director, Energy Policy and Systems Analysis

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Financing Tool Fits the BillDepartmentSites |StridesBRCPART 970 -Mid-AtlanticMigratory BirdWritten

  1. Executive Order 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLfor InnovativeProcessing22, 2014DepartmentEnvironmentalMigratory Birds |

  2. Executive Order 13212 - Actions To Expedite Energy-Related Projects:

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLfor InnovativeProcessing22, 2014DepartmentEnvironmentalMigratory Birds

  3. Executive Order 13272; Consideration of Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLfor InnovativeProcessing22, 2014DepartmentEnvironmentalMigratory Birds|

  4. A Diverse Assemblage of Late Cretaceous Dinosaur and Bird

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    Machel, Hans

    are preserved in greater detail, but they are rare. Late Cretaceous coal-rich strata from western Canada provide, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, Canada. 2 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada. *To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rcm1@ualberta.ca Fig. 1

  5. Carotenoid Composition of Invertebrates Consumed by Two Insectivorous Bird Species

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    Helle, Samuli

    is related to varying dietary proportion of lutein-rich food items rather than pollution-related variation and contained the largest proportion of lutein. There were no differences in carotenoid concentrations their invertebrate diet than F. hypoleuca nestlings because the P. major diet had a higher proportion of lepidopteran

  6. BIRDS OF LAYSAN AND THE LEEWARD' ISLANDS, HAWAIIAN GROUP.

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    large members from Hawaii to Niihau and Kauai, and the Leeward Islands or "'chain," comprising. Wilson and Evans's "Aves 769 #12;770 .'BULI..ETTN OF TH E UN fTED STATES FIsH OlfMI 'BION . Hawaii nses

  7. 1 Adagio q = 70 PETER BIRDMary's Hymn PETER BIRD

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    Bird, Peter

    - with good things; and the rich He sent emp ty- a way.- E E 93 S. A. T. B. Org. hol pen- His ser vant- Is ra- el- in re mem- brance- of His mer cy;- - hol pen- His ser vant- Is ra- el- in re mem- brance- of His mer cy;- - He hath hol pen- His ser vant- Is ra- el- in His mer - - - He hath hol pen- His ser vant

  8. Andante q=90 Simeon's hymn (Nunc dimittis) PETER BIRD

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    Bird, Peter

    - Lord: Now lett est- Thou Thy ser vant- de - 7 S. A. T. B. lett est- - Thou Thou Thy ser vant- de - vant de part- in peace, ac cord- ing- part in peace, ac cord- ing- to Thy 13 S. A. T. B. Thy ser vant- - de - - part in peace. de - - to Thy word: Now lett est- Thou Thy ser vant- de - word: Now lett est

  9. Comment on ``On the Regulation of Populations of Mammals, Birds,

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    Getz, Wayne M.

    They fit the theta-logistic form GðNÞ 0 r0 1 j ðN=KÞq h i ð4Þ to pgr values obtained from the data using Eq the continuous- time q logistic generates very stable trajectories. For q G 1, density dependence is immediate. 1, finding the value of q that minimizes squared residuals without regard for the estimated val- ues

  10. Volume 9, Issue 3 Aviary & Cage Bird Society

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Marcia David 954-321-9229 Membership Chairperson Glenna Lewis 954-472-6294 Sergeant at Arms Bill David GARDENS 3750 FLAMINGO ROAD DAVIE, FL BETWEEN GRIFFIN ROAD/ORANGE DRIVE AND I-595/ST. RD. 84 ON THE EAST

  11. BIRD COMMUNITIES AT \\VASTEWATER PONDS IN SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO

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    ponds. In the semiarid desert ofthe upper Snake River Plain, where the INEL lies, many water sources

  12. Quantifying Risk Associated with Potential Bird-Aircraft Collisions

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    Schafer, Laurence M.; Blackwell, Bradley F.; Linnell, Michael A.

    2007-01-01

    management plan. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport inbird strikes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  13. Myoglobin Adaptation in Terrestrial and Diving Birds and Mammals 

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    Wright, Traver J.

    2014-04-25

    concentrations ten-fold those found in their terrestrial counterparts making them ideal animal models for studying Mb function. Increased Mb bound muscle oxygen stores are advantageous for diving vertebrates, but Mb concentration optimized to maintain aerobic...

  14. Bird list for Anegada Version 4: 2nd

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    Exeter, University of

    podiceps FW Pond UC Pelicans: Pelicanidae Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis All Coastal Areas C End Salt Ponds UC Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias All Salt Ponds C Great Egret Ardea alba All Salt Ponds C Snowy Egret Egretta thula All Salt Ponds UC Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor All Salt Ponds UC

  15. Bird list for Anegada Version 6: 13th

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    Exeter, University of

    podiceps FW Pond UC Pelicans: Pelicanidae Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis All Coastal Areas C End Salt Ponds R Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias All Salt Ponds C Great Egret Ardea alba All Salt Ponds C Snowy Egret Egretta thula All Salt Ponds UC Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor All Salt Ponds UC

  16. Bird list for Anegada Version 7: 5th

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    Exeter, University of

    podiceps FW Pond UC Pelicans: Pelicanidae Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis All Coastal Areas C End Salt Ponds R Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias All Salt Ponds C Great Egret Ardea alba All Salt Ponds C Snowy Egret Egretta thula All Salt Ponds UC Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor All Salt Ponds UC

  17. Bird list for Anegada Version 5: 6th

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    Exeter, University of

    podiceps FW Pond UC Pelicans: Pelicanidae Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis All Coastal Areas C End Salt Ponds R Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias All Salt Ponds C Great Egret Ardea alba All Salt Ponds C Snowy Egret Egretta thula All Salt Ponds UC Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor All Salt Ponds UC

  18. Bird list for Anegada Version 2: 3rd March 2004

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    Exeter, University of

    podiceps FW Pond UC Pelicans: Pelicanidae Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis All Coastal Areas C End Salt Ponds UC Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias All Salt Ponds C Great Egret Ardea alba All Salt Ponds C Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor All Salt Ponds UC Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea All Salt

  19. Marine birds and climate fluctuation in the North Atlantic

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    Aberdeen, University of

    , there is an important energy trade-off between reproductive investment and maintenance (cf. Williams 1966; Stearns 1992 in energy necessary to carry out particular life-history activities (cf. Stearns 1992). For example in temperature and wind. We also provide an overview of the potential indirect impact of climate variability

  20. Bird Damage Prevention for Northern New England Fruit Growers

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    New Hampshire, University of

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  1. Contributed Paper Grassland Bird Responses to Land Management

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    With, Kimberly A.

    (5­12%) for all 3 species in 2005, perhaps because of a record spring drought. Although the CRP has Hills because they are mowed later in the breeding season than elsewhere in the Midwest. Widespread

  2. Explanations for bird species range size: ecological correlates and phylogenetic

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    effects in the Canary Islands Luis M. Carrascal1 *, Javier Seoane2 , David Palomino3 and Vicente Polo4 components while controlling for phylogenetic effects. Location The seven main islands of the Canary the literature for data on occupancy, the distance between the Canary Islands and the nearest distribution border

  3. Why Birds Fly in V-Forma2ons

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    Budker, Dmitry

    of the upwash, and thus the energy saved, go as e=rs-q · where e is a measure childhood curiosi2es · Perhaps improve the efficiency of aircraA flight forma2ons #12 of the energy savings, · r is a propor2onality constant, · s is wing 2p spacing

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

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

    in Energy and Environmental Design LEED-CI Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Commercial Interiors LPD lighting power density lmW lumens per watt LLP Limited...

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

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    University John P. Hayes University of Florida Annual Report Prepared for the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Game Commission April 2009 REPORT CITATION...

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

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    poblacional del pato vapor cabeza blanca Tachyres leucocephalus, un ave acuática no voladora endémica de una aplicar los correspondientes factores de corrección. Para estimar la densidad de adultos en los sectores,587 y 1,832 adultos. De esta forma, al sumar individuos relevados y estimados, el tamaño poblacional

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

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    As of 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates 700 million downlight luminaires were installed in residential and commercial buildings; light-emitting diode (LED)...

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvanServices »FirstCurrent ScienceNationalFor theFor the

  9. 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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURINGEnergy Bills and ReduceNovember 2014Marketing2014) |D DOakEnergyrecognized for

  10. 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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment of Energy009 248.2Read anYourBOLSTERSDepartment of

  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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S.Week DayDr. JeffreyThermalš,, 20106,5,8,30, 2015a'\ .

  12. AutoAuto--tuned nested parallelism: a way totuned nested parallelism: a way to reduce the execution time of scientificreduce the execution time of scientific

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    Giménez, Domingo

    .K.)PPAM 2012. London (U.K.) 44 HP Integrity Superdome with architecture NUMA 64 nodes Itanium-2 with 4 CPUs

  13. 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

  14. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(1):141147, 2009 WING MORPHOLOGY VARIES WITH AGE BUT NOT MIGRATORY

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    if wings are longer and more pointed, and tails are rela- tively short (Rayner 1988, 1990; Norberg 1990 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada. 2 Corresponding author; e-mail: djgreen@sfu.ca Other studies

  15. Natural selection for earlier male arrival to breeding grounds through direct and indirect effects in a migratory

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    Helle, Samuli

    of Biology, University of Turku, Turku FI-20014, Finland 2 Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 17, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland 3 Natural Resources Institute Finland, Itainen Pitkakatu 3, FI-20520 Turku, Finland 4 Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology

  16. Latitudinal clines in bill length and sex ratio in a migratory shorebird: a case of resource partitioning?

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    for the evolution of sexual bill size dimorphism in shorebirds are discussed. © 2005 Elsevier SAS. All rights February 2005 Available online 23 March 2005 Abstract Sexual segregation outside the mating season

  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

    2014-01-01

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

  18. 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

    2014-01-01

    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

  19. Exploring equity in uptake of the NHS Health Check and a nested physical activity intervention trial

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    Attwood, S.; Morton, K.; Sutton, S.

    2015-06-01

    %2Fharingeygovuk%2Ffiles%2Fnhs_ health_check_vascular_risk_assessment_and_management_best_ practice_guidance._department_of_health__2009.pdf&ei=xnbPVI6 gO8X58QWS3IGoDg&usg=AFQjCNFje9aiNitTy92d51YHlT8ydd TCuA&bvm=bv.85076809,d.dGc (1 February 2105...

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

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    Dreibelbis, Justin Zachary

    2009-05-15

    Rio Grande wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) numbers in the southeastern region of the Edwards Plateau (EP) have shown a significant decline since the 1970s; however, the remainder of the EP had stable populations during this period...

  1. Nested Fixed Depth Fluidic Sampler and At Tank Analysis System Deployment Strategy and Plan

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    REICH, F.R.

    2000-02-01

    Under the Hanford Site River Protection Project (RPP) privatization strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) requires the CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG) to supply tank waste to the privatization contractor, BNFL Inc. (BNFL), for separation and/or treatment and immobilization (vitrification). Three low-activity waste (LAW) specification envelopes represent the range of liquid waste types in the large, Hanford Site underground waste storage tanks. The CHG also is expected to supply high-level waste (HLW) separation and/or treatment and disposal. The HLW envelope is an aqueous slurry of insoluble suspended solids (sludge). The Phase 1 demonstration will extend over 24 years (1996 through 2019) and will be used to resolve technical uncertainties. About one-tenth of the total Hanford Site tank waste, by mass, will be processed during this period. This document provides a strategy and top-level implementation plan for demonstrating and deploying an alternative sampling technology. The alternative technology is an improvement to the current grab sampling and core sampling approaches that are planned to be used to support the RPP privatization contract. This work also includes adding the capability for some at-tank analysis to enhance the potential of this new technology to meet CHG needs. The first application is to LAW and HLW feed staging for privatization; the next is to support cross-site waste transfer from 200 West Area tanks.

  2. Quartic Formula Nested Expressions Notebooks and Nonsense The Riemann Zeta Function (s) Slumdog Millionaire

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    Lega, Joceline

    symbolizing Narasimha's murder of a demon and received visions of formulas. Slumdog Millionaire Department Zeta Function (s) Ramanujan dreamt of blood drops symbolizing Narasimha's murder of a demon Narasimha's murder of a demon and received visions of formulas. He said "An equation for me has no meaning

  3. A DIFFERENCE EQUATION FOR TRACKING PERTURBATIONS IN SYSTEMS OF BOOLEAN NESTED CANALYZING FUNCTIONS

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    Dimitrova, Elena S.

    approaches have been proposed, such as Boolean networks [1], logical models [2], and Petri nets [3 the spread of perturbations through networks composed of Boolean functions with special canalyzing properties describe many relationships in real networks. For example, in a gene regulatory network, the statement "if

  4. PHOMA SORGHINA, ONYALAI AND INDIGENOUS TREES: WHERE IS THE LINK? Prepared by Ariska van der Nest

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    in sorghum and millet. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that, when ingested, negatively affect human Phoma sorghina is a seed- and soil-borne fungus that can also invade weakened or stressed plants. Although it is mainly associated with plants in the Gramineae group (e.g. sorghum, millet, rice

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

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    Warrier, Deepak

    2002-01-01

    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...

  6. SENSITIVITY OF NESTING GREAT EGRETS (ARDEA ALBA) AND WHITE IBISES (EUDOCIMUS ALBUS)

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    Gawlik, Dale E.

    agua, la fecha juliana, el año y la biomasa de presas como los parámetros que más influenciaron las región, la fecha juliana, la profundidad del agua y la forma cuadrática de la tasa de recesión del agua

  7. The role of stochastic processes in producing nested patterns of species distributions

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    Willig, Michael

    on island systems, then null models might be better determined on the basis of randomly placed individuals

  8. 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

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

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    Green, M.A.

    2011-01-01

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

  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. Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales

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    Van Den Eijnden, Eric

    c Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA Received as well as stochastic effects. This feature makes it an attractive alternative to the approach of using often depend exponentially on the activation energy. For a deterministic system of ODEs, this results

  12. Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales

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    Li, Tiejun

    c Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA Received alternative to the approach of using systems of deterministic ODEs, particularly in situations when. This is easy to appre- ciate, since chemical reaction rates often depend exponentially on the activation energy

  13. Nested Chinese Restaurant Franchise Processes: Applications to User Tracking and Document Modeling

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    Cortes, Corinna

    . Moreover, it has recently come to our attention (by private communication) that (Paisley et al., 2012

  14. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 104 (2007) 269273 Aberrant nest building and prolactin secretion in

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    Kalueff, Allan V.

    2007-01-01

    , Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere 33014, Finland b Department of Physiology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland c Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland Abstract 1 ,25(OH)2D3, the hormonal form of vitamin D, is a neuroactive seco

  15. 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

  16. NESTED BOUNDS FOR THE CONSTRAINED SENSOR PLACEMENT PROBLEM Muhammad Uddin, Anthony Kuh and Aleksandar Kavcic

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    Kavcic, Aleksandar

    considered Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) placement in the power grid [4­6]. In [4] the problem is formulated- posed for the PMU placement problem. Performance bound for the greedy algorithm is obtained in [3, 5- veloped to sub-optimally solve the PMU placement problem. In [7], the authors present a unified

  17. An Investigation of Feedback Guided Dynamic Scheduling of Nested Loops D. J. Hancock

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    Bull, Mark

    algorithms are based on guided self­scheduling (Polychronopoulos and Kuck [12]) or some variant thereof (see

  18. A Framework for the Comparison of Nested Software Decompositions Mark Shtern and Vassilios Tzerpos

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    Tzerpos, Vassilios "Bil"

    obtained from software cluster­ ing algorithms has attracted the attention of many reverse engineering of this trend is that software systems often have poor documentation. In many cases, design doc­ uments. Organizations are often faced with the dilemma of either switching to a new software product, or re­engineering

  19. CHARACTERISTICS OF LEAST BELL'S VIREO NEST SITES ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ RIVER1

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    . Most next (59.4%) were located in willows (Salix spp.) or mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana) at heights (Populus fremontii), arroyo willow (Salix lasio

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

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    Frank, Donell Suzette

    1999-01-01

    the Houston Ship Channel, including control areas outside the bay. PCB 126 was highest in eggs of geotropic cormorants from Vingt-et-un and Smith Point Islands within Galveston Bay. 2,3,7,8 TCDD was the only dioxin detected in eggs from all locations within...

  1. 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 covariate conditions of interest. We also conduct Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate the performance

  2. ORBITAL MIGRATION AND MASS ACCRETION OF PROTOPLANETS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL GLOBAL COMPUTATIONS WITH NESTED GRIDS

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    Kley, Willy

    -Planck-Institut fu¨r Astronomie, Ko¨nigstuhl 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany; henning@mpia-hd.mpg.de Received 2002 physically realistic gravitational potentials of forming planets. In order to calculate accurately migration regime and in good agreement with previous two-dimensional calculations. In a range between 7

  3. The role of stochastic processes in producing nested patterns of species distributions

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    Strauss, Richard E.

    that underlie species distributions on island systems, then null models might be better determined on the basis of species. Island size and abundance had less of an effect on nestedness in systems dominated by only a few (uniform, dominance-decay, random-assortment, and dominance-preemption), island-size distributions (uniform

  4. Different methods, different results: temporal trends in the study of nested subset patterns in parasite communities

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    Poulin, Robert

    ´a, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3350, (7600) Mar del by local extinctions as well as by dispersion and colonization events (Patterson and Atmar, 1986; Patterson

  5. Percolation in insect nest networks: Evidence for optimal wiring Sergi Valverde,1,2

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    Theraulaz, Guy

    completely regular nor completely random topology 12,13 . Most of these networks display the small- world SW effect, which makes them efficiently connected. Even if spatially embedded networks can display SW pat- terns 14 , but in general they do not reach the SW behavior due to geometrical constraints 15

  6. The nesting biology of Panurginus polytrichus Cockerell in Central Texas (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) 

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    Stephens, Thomas Charles

    1985-01-01

    . The bu row dfa et ~ fo P. ~at lce s (3. 0 m ) a d P. faute tfll (2e0 mm in one measured and 2. 5 mm in another) did not vary for the length of the burrow. Individual burrows of P. me 1 anoce ha 1 us did vary in di ameter from 1. 5 to 2. 5 mm. The 1 te... of tumu li at the entrances f ~Pa i s ~ote ti 1 1 as (C a fo dl sts that Ro e (1967) observed. The presence of tumuli at the entrances of P. ~at ice ~ sts n t e tio ed 1 R st' (1976) description. This would make sense since the entrances of P. ~atrice...

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

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

    1994-08-01

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

  8. The clean water act -- (Federal Water Pollution Control Act), what it means to utilities

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    Talt, L.A.

    1996-10-01

    Departing from previous policy, in August 1993 the USEPA`s Water Office recommended that the agency regulate a proposed electric power plant`s cooling pond as a water of the US. At issue was a proposal by Florida Power corp. to build a new electric power plant in Polk County, Florida. A 2,600 acre cooling pond to collect heated and discharged water was included in the proposal. Region 4 USEPA staff asked USEPA Headquarters in Washington, DC to decide whether the pond was exempt from the CWA or a water of the US. The pond could be a habitat for migratory birds according to a memo prepared by Region 4 staff. The USEPA Water Office used the presence of migratory birds to claim a nexus to interstate commerce and therefore concluded that the pond should be regulated under the CWA. Electric power industry proponents have argued that an overly expansive definition of waters of the US may result in any new power plant being required to construct cooling towers. Cooling towers are said to be a more expensive and wasteful method to cool heated water. Region 4 ultimately recanted its earlier position after considerable discussions with various other Environmental Protection Agency offices and, no doubt industry pressure. Florida Power Corp. was not required to obtain an NPDES permit for the cooling pond. The lesson of Florida Power Corp. is that the regulatory environment for utilities can be uncertain under the Clean Water Act even in the face of a relatively straightforward exemption from regulation.

  9. Cdmon's Hymn Peter BirdCdmon (fl. during 657-684) Copyright 2005 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded.

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    Bird, Peter

    ce- Drih ten,- ôr on ste- al- de.- Cædmon's Hymn 5 #12;B 60 S. A. T. B. Hê mf æ rest- sce ôp- - e or- ðan- be - Hê mf æ rest- sce ôp- - e or- ðan- be - Oo mp Oo Oo mp Oo 66 H-bell S. A. T. B. f ar- num meh- - Frê f a- æl meh- - Frê f a- æl meh- - 90 C S. A. T. B. tig! Pri mf mo- ae ther- am- qua tec tum

  10. 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

    2012-03-27

    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

  11. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science,Vol. 76 (1997) 113 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON NESTING

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    1997-01-01

    windpower generating plants com- petitive with that of electricity derived from fossil fuels. In response to de- creased production costs, the windpower industry is expanding from Califor- nia into the eastern

  12. Figure 1 (a) Gatewing imagery, nest collectors longhouse, Gomantong. (b) Gatewing imagery draped over reconstructed digital surface model, Gomantong Hill.

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    McFarlane, Donald A.

    AND AUTONOMOUS DRONE SURFACE-HOTOGRAMMETRY AT GOMANTONG CAVES, SABAH, MALAYSIA D. A. McFarlane1 , M. Buchroithner, by integrating aerial photogrammetry using an autonomous drone, three-dimensional cave laser scanning over the site using a Gatewing X100 autonomous drone (http://www.gatewing. com/X100), an aerial vehicle

  13. Ceci N'est Pas a globular cluster: the metallicity distribution of the stellar system Terzan 5

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    Massari, D.; Mucciarelli, A.; Ferraro, F. R.; Lanzoni, B.; Dalessandro, E.; Lovisi, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Bologna, v.le Berti Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Origlia, L.; Bellazzini, M. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Rich, R. M.; Reitzel, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Math-Sciences 8979, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562 (United States); Valenti, E. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany); Ibata, R. [Observatoire Astronomique, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, 11, rue de l'Université. F-67000 Strasbourg (France)

    2014-11-01

    We present new determinations of the iron abundance for 220 stars belonging to the stellar system Terzan 5 in the Galactic bulge. The spectra have been acquired with FLAMES at the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory and DEIMOS at the Keck II Telescope. This is by far the largest spectroscopic sample of stars ever observed in this stellar system. From this data set, a subsample of targets with spectra unaffected by TiO bands was extracted and statistically decontaminated from field stars. Once combined with 34 additional stars previously published by our group, a total sample of 135 member stars covering the entire radial extent of the system has been used to determine the metallicity distribution function of Terzan 5. The iron distribution clearly shows three peaks: a super-solar component at [Fe/H] ? 0.25 dex, accounting for ?29% of the sample, a dominant sub-solar population at [Fe/H] ? –0.30 dex, corresponding to ?62% of the total, and a minor (6%) metal-poor component at [Fe/H] ? –0.8 dex. Such a broad, multi-modal metallicity distribution demonstrates that Terzan 5 is not a genuine globular cluster but the remnant of a much more complex stellar system.

  14. A nested grid model of the Oregon Coastal Transition Zone: Simulations and comparisons with observations during the 2001

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    several hundred kilometers offshore where shelf flows interact with the northern California Current. A primitive-equation numerical ocean model is used to study the upwelling circulation in this region from 1 is realistic representation of coastal jet separation and eddy formation offshore of Cape Blanco. Three

  15. The effects of forced nest-site feeding on the food preferences of wild rat pups at weaning*

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    and of the role of neophobia in maintaining adult-initiated food preferences. Observation of the behavior by interaction with adult conspecifics. Examination of the literature suggests that adult feeding patterns can female's milk can reflect the flavor of the diet she eats during the nursing period, and her young may

  16. Abstract Large volumes of silicic magma were pro-duced on a very short timescale in the nested caldera

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    Bindeman, Ilya N.

    tuff Æ Timber Mountain tuff Æ Oxygen isotopes Æ Geochronology Æ Isotope zoning Æ Zircon Æ Yucca ORIGINAL PAPER U­Pb zircon geochronology of silicic tuffs from the Timber Mountain/Oasis Valley caldera Mountain Introduction Isotopic zoning in phenocrysts in larg

  17. Sensitivity of hypoxia predictions for the northern Gulf of Mexico to sediment oxygen consumption and model nesting

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    Fennel, Katja

    , due to variations in freshwater discharge and nutrient load (drought versus flood years about 41% of the contiguous U.S. including tile-drained cornfields in the Midwest. The latter contribute

  18. Second Malignant Neoplasms in Digestive Organs After Childhood Cancer: A Cohort-Nested Case-Control Study

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    Tukenova, Markhaba; Diallo, Ibrahima [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Anderson, Harald [Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden); Hawkins, Mike [Center for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom); Garwicz, Stanislaw [Childhood Cancer Research Center, University Children's Hospital, Lund (Sweden); Sankila, Risto [Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki (Finland); El Fayech, Chiraz [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Winter, Dave [Center for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom); Rubino, Carole [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Adjadj, Elisabeth [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Curie Institute, Paris (France); Haddy, Nadia; Oberlin, Odile [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Moller, Torgil [Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden); Langmark, Froydis [Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki (Finland); and others

    2012-03-01

    Purpose: Cancers of the digestive system constitute a major risk for childhood cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy once they reach adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine therapy-related risk factors for the development of a second malignancy in the digestive organs (SMDO) after a childhood cancer. Methods and Materials: Among 4,568 2-year survivors of a childhood solid cancer diagnosed before 17 years of age at eight French and British centers, and among 25,120 patients diagnosed as having a malignant neoplasm before the age of 20 years, whose data were extracted from the Nordic Cancer Registries, we matched 58 case patients (41 men and 17 women) of SMDO and 167 controls, in their respective cohort, for sex, age at first cancer, calendar year of occurrence of the first cancer, and duration of follow-up. The radiation dose received at the site of each second malignancy and at the corresponding site of its matched control was estimated. Results: The risk of developing a SMDO was 9.7-fold higher in relation to the general populations in France and the United Kingdom. In the case-control study, a strong dose-response relationship was estimated, compared with that in survivors who had not received radiotherapy; the odds ratio was 5.2 (95% CI, 1.7-16.0) for local radiation doses between 10 and 29 Gy and 9.6 (95% CI, 2.6-35.2) for doses equal to or greater than 30 Gy. Chemotherapy was also found to increase the risk of developing SMDO. Conclusions: This study confirms that childhood cancer treatments strongly increase the risk of SMDO, which occur only after a very long latency period.

  19. Comparative study of the breeding success of Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus nesting in upland and lowland regions of Iceland

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    Black, Jeff

    and lowland regions of Iceland E. C. REES*, J. M. BLACK*, C. J. SPRAYt & S. THORISSONS * Wildfowl and Wetlands of the breeding season of Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus from two geographically distinct areas of Iceland, one that breeds at latitudes ofbetween 45'N and 70°N, extending from Iceland and northern Scandinavia across

  20. The Impact of Misspecifying A Higher Level Nesting Structure in Item Response Theory Models: A Monte Carlo Study 

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    Zhou, Qiong

    2013-08-02

    conditions that included 3 test lengths (15, 30, and 60 items), 4 sample sizes (200, 500, 1000, and 2000), 2 correlation conditions between the predictors and the person ability parameter (rpb=.35 and .8), and 4 binominal distributions of the predictors (p...