Sample records for quail coturnix japonica

  1. Japanese Quail (Coturnix) : Care, Management, Propagation.

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    Cain, J. R.; Cawley, W. O.


    of the quail hen. Young chicks weigh 6 to 7 grams (% ounce) when hatched and are brownish with yellow stripes. Japanese quail have been proposed for use as laboratory animals for research much the same as white mice or rats are used. They also have been... to desired size and works very rinkle food on the paper to encourage young chicks to eat. Ifchick are raised in wire cages or batteries, the wire floor must be covered with paper for the first week or two. Cannibalism Feather picking or other forms...

  2. Evaluation of cottonseed meal in Coturnix quail diets

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    Ziehr, M. Scott


    as to style and content by: Christopher A, (Chair of Committee) Millard C. Calhoun (Member) Fre ornberry (Member) Roy Fanguy (Member) a ce . Creger (Head of Department) December 1999 Major Subject; Poultry Science ABSTRACT Evaluation... quail chicks housed in a Petersime brooder. ' Materials and Methods Upland cottonseed meal (G. hirsutum) was obtained from Dr. Millard Calhoun with the Texas AikM University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, Texas. A total...

  3. Producing Quail for Home Consumption

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    Thornberry, Fredrick D.


    health problems. Jug-type waterers are com- monly used for small numbers of chicks or older quail. Rinse and sanitize the waterers daily. Place pebbles in troughs the first 7 days to prevent chicks from getting wet or drowning. One one-gallon waterer per... are vulnerable to many of the same diseases and parasites affecting domestic poultry. Isolation rearing and rigid sanitation practices are the best protection against dis- ease and parasite problems: l Keep poultry, rodents, and wild birds away from quail. l...

  4. The Texas Quail Index: Evaluating Predictors of Quail Abundance Using Citizen Science

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    Reyna, Kelly Shane


    Bird survey, 1967?2006 (Sauer et. al 2007) .............. 2 1.2 Distribution of Texas Quail Index study sites by county, 2002?2006 ....... 6 1.3 The 10 ecoregions of Texas as described by Gould (1975) ....................... 7 1... of the Texas Quail Index utilized scent-stations as an index of the relative abundance of mesomammal nest predators ........................ 20 2.4 Mean (? standard error) spring cock-call counts of all Texas Quail Index sites from 2002...

  5. Relationship of land-use patterns to quail habitat

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    Grevstad, Gerald Oscar


    RELATIONSHIP OF LAND-USE PATTERNS TO QUAIL HABITAT A Thesis CFRALD OSCAR CRFFSTAD Submitted to the Craduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIFNCF. August 1976 Major... Subject: Range Science RELATIONSHIP OP LAND-USE PATTERNS TO QUAIL HABITAT A Thesis by GERALD OSCAR GREVSTAD Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) Head of Department) (Member) (Member) August 1976 "a ABSTRACT Relationship...

  6. Characterization of captive reared bobwhite quail for hunting resorts

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    Moore, Paul Edward


    of the flight was divided by the distance flown to compute flight speed. After talking with several quail hunters and resort guides, it was decided that field performance of quail includes characteristics other than speed, time, and distance. Characteristics... and positively correlated with each other. Al- though not reported here, the correlation between parts tended to de- crease as the birds reached 20 weeks of age. Generally, the correla- tions remained statistically significant and positive. TABLE 2. IFlean...

  7. Species visitation at free-choice quail feeders in west Texas

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    Henson, Kelly Diane


    Providing supplemental feed is a popular management practice for quail (northern bobwhite Colinus virginianus and scaled quail Callipepla squamata ) in Texas. It is common knowledge that non-target species, e.g., raccoons (Procyon lotor...

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

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    Jhala, Shesh


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

  9. Bobwhite quail response to range management habitat manipulations

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    Lovestrand, Robert John


    Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. This program performs calculations to determine the preference of j individuals for i components using availability and usage for each individual. PREFER tests the hypothesis that all components are equally... of Florida Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Wendell G. Swank The effects of double chaining, stacking, and raking south Texas brushland were evaluated in terms of northern bobwhite (Colinus vi rgi nianus) production and quail hunter success...

  10. Quail Valley, California: 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 CenterFranconia, Virginia: EnergyPotentialUrbanUtilityScalePVCapacityPulaski County, Kentucky:County, Georgia: Energy79. ItQCQingQuail

  11. Water movement and its resistance in young trees of Cryptomeria japonica

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Water movement and its resistance in young trees of Cryptomeria japonica H. Yahata Laboratory Information about water flow resistance is essential to understanding and simulating water movement in trees japonica and no data are available on the gradient of water potential in intact stem. This study

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - al quail pea Sample Search Results

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    pea Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: al quail pea Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 The Condor 107:889897 The Cooper Ornithological...

  13. Identification and characterization of a virus isolated from bobwhite quail with a respiratory disease

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    DuBose, Robert Trafton


    $ Desori t 0 of the Diss ~ The outbreak of quail bronchitis reported by Olson ooeurre4 21 in 1949 at the Best Virgixd. a State Game Farm. Coughing and unseeing was observed in some of the adult bobshite quail, In young bixds spnptons first eccurred... at $ weeks of age. Foe4 con suaptien droype4 and coughing, encasing an4 tales were noto4. Basal disoharge was not seen. Bending cf the neck between tho wings or legs occurred in 2 to ) yoreent of the birds. The course of the dieoase was 1 to $ weeks...

  14. Abundance of northern bobwhite and scaled quail in Texas: influence of weather and land-cover change

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    Bridges, Andrew Scott


    Despite intensive study, quail populations across the United States have declined since the 1960s. My analysis of a 21-year (1978-98) data set collected by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department indicated abundance of northern bobwhite (Colinus...

  15. The role of quail bronchitis virus as a possible precipitating factor in "air sac syndrome" of chickens

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    Payne, Jerry Bob


    is caused by a filterable virus which is contagious and spreads rapidly throughout a flock. Age does not confer immunity. In infected chickens under six weeks, respiratory signs include gasping, coughing, and sneezing. Nasal discharges are:commonly sean... having a respiratory infection with a high mortality rate. Losses in some pens were 70% to 809o' and respiratory signs ranged from slight rales to coughing. There was no nasal discharge. Nervous signs were seen in a few of the infected quail...

  16. Excretion of radioactivity following the intraperitoneal administration of /sup 14/C-DDT, /sup 14/C-DDD, /sup 14/C-DDE and /sup 14/C-DDMU to the rat and Japanese Quail

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    Fawcett, S.C. (Univ. of Surrey, Guildford, England); Bunyan, P.J.; Huson, L.W.; King, L.J.; Stanley, P.I.


    A study in progress to examine the metabolic fate of DDT in birds and mammals is discussed. The first phase of the study, which is reported in this article, has been to establish the rate of excretion of ratioactivity following the intraperitoneal administrations of /sup 14/C-DDT, /sup 14/C-DDE, /sup 14/C-DDD, and /sup 14/C-DDMU to male rats and male Japanese quail. The mean values from the three animals in each experimental group for the amount of radioactivity excreted daily are given, and it was found that the rats excreted the radioactivity administered as DDT, DDD, and DDE substantially faster than did the quail. DDMU was excreted relatively rapidly and at similar rates. This finding suggests that apparent differences in the rates of excretion of DDT by birds and mammals probably arise from differences in the conversion of DDT to DDD or DDE or in the degradation of these metabolites to DDMU. The Japanese quail differ from the rats in excreting substantial amounts of unchanged DDT, DDE, and DDD, which probably reflects the inability of the Japanese quail to readily metabolise these compounds.

  17. Biomass production, forage quality, and cation uptake of Quail bush, four-wing saltbush, and seaside barley irrigated with moderately saline-sodic water

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    Bauder, J.W.; Browning, L.S.; Phelps, S.D.; Kirkpatrick, A.D. [Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (United States)


    The study reported here investigated capacity of Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Wats. (Quail bush), Atriplex X aptera A. Nels. (pro sp.) (Wytana four-wing saltbush), and Hordeum marinum Huds. (seaside barley) to produce biomass and crude protein and take up cations when irrigated with moderately saline-sodic water, in the presence of a shallow water table. Water tables were established at 0.38, 0.76, and 1.14m below the surface in sand-filled columns. The columns were then planted to the study species. Study plants were irrigated for 224 days; irrigation water was supplied every 7 days equal to water lost to evapotranspiration (ET) plus 100mL (the volume of water removed in the most previous soil solution sampling). Water representing one of two irrigation sources was used: Powder River (PR) or coalbed natural gas (CBNG) wastewater. Biomass production did not differ significantly between water quality treatments but did differ significantly among species and water table depth within species. Averaged across water quality treatments, Hordeum marinum produced 79% more biomass than A. lentiformis and 122% more biomass than Atriplex X aptera, but contained only 11% crude protein compared to 16% crude protein in A. lentiformis and 14% crude protein in Atriplex X aptera. Atriplex spp. grown in columns with the water table at 0.38m depth produced more biomass, took up less calcium on a percentage basis, and took up more sodium on a percentage basis than when grown with the water table at a deeper depth. Uptake of cations by Atriplex lentiformis was approximately twice the uptake of cations by Atriplex X aptera and three times that of H. marinum. After 224 days of irrigation, crop growth, and cation uptake, followed by biomass harvest, EC and SAR of shallow groundwater in columns planted to A. lentiformis were less than EC and SAR of shallow ground water in columns planted to either of the other species.

  18. Integrating Deer, Quail and Turkey Habitat

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F.


    . Other sug- gestions: n Restrict grazing in the exclo- sures to July and August. Use moderate grazing intensity on the remaining areas. n Leave vegetation 18 to 24 inch- es tall with adequate inter- spaces. n Roadside or railroad rights-of- way can...

  19. Ecology of Montezuma Quail in Southeast Arizona

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    Chavarria, Pedro Mazier


    average winter precipitation. iv DEDICATION For my family?including my dogs Chico and Choco?who persevered with me through wild thickets and a thin economy. For my dog Blanca, who dedicated her last moments of life, despite cancer... provided much counsel for training dogs when I began my research and also introduced me to my research assistant ?Blanca?. My last year of collecting data in the field also would not have been possible if Ray Trejo, of New Mexico, had not donated...

  20. Integrating Deer, Quail and Turkey Habitat (Spanish)

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F.


    . Lyons and Tim F. Ginnett* *Profesor Asistente y Extensionista Experto en Pastizales; Profesor Asistente, Ciencias de Fauna Silvestre, El Sistema Universitario Texas A&M. Agua De todos los nutrientes importantes para el venado, el agua es el m?s cr?ti- co... hembras dejan los cervatillos para salir en busca de forraje. Las fuentes de agua tambi?n deben tener una cubierta de alta calidad. Gu?a de manejo Cobertura arb?rea Para promover la producci?n de herb?ceas, debe clarearse al menos el 40%, pero no m?s del...

  1. adult japanese quail: Topics by E-print Network

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    . crlp Iotter ?h teaspoon tarragon trrp minced onion Shake salt 1(11p dry, vhite wine or Icmon juice flti. qriail for 5 minutes or until lightly brown. Add Inion,...

  2. Original article Drone congregation of Apis cerana japonica

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Honeybee, Wakazono-chyo 3-10, Morioka 020; 2Laboratory of Applied Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate honeybees, Apis mellifera L, have been found at sites above open ground and often in areas of depression for DCAs remains unknown and we have no information how honeybee drones congregate at the same site

  3. Social Influences on Food Choices of Norway Rats and Mate Choices of Japanese Quail

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    Galef, Jr., Bennett G.


    ecology and sociology of the Norway rat . Bethesda: U.S. De-food stealing by young Norway rats. Journal of Comparativesufficient diet by Norway rats. Journal of Comparative

  4. Effects of three grazing systems on quail on the Northern Rio Grande Plain, Texas

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    Campbell, Linda


    through December 1980. Species composition of grasses, forbs and shrubs was de- termined for clay loam, sandy loam and shallow ridge range sites. Foliar cover of grasses abundance of forbs, and height and weight of both classes were determined... was highest on sandy loam sites. Di- versity generally increased with pasture deferment and with favorable growing conditions. The foliar cover, height and weight of grasses were significantly greater on clay loam sites than on sandy loam or shallow ridge...

  5. QuRiNet: Quail Ridge Natural Reserve Wireless Mesh [Extended Abstract

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    California at Davis, University of

    video cam- eras and a few audio sensors. We plan to deploy five more nodes in the near future in collecting data from the sensors deployed in the reserve. Currently, the network is being utilized]. AP Status Neighbor Count Power Src fldstn Active 1 wired dfghill1 Active 2 solar dfghill2 Active 4

  6. Contribution to the ecology of bobwhite quail in the Post Oak Region of Texas

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    Parmalee, Paul W.



  7. Symbiotic Associations in the Phenotypically-Diverse Brown Alga Saccharina japonica

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    Balakirev, Evgeniy S.; Krupnova, Tatiana N.; Ayala, Francisco J.


    investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae)combined cultivation of kelp and sea urchins. TINRO archiveMolecular explorations in kelp evolution. Prog Phycol Res 8:

  8. DNA variation in the phenotypically-diverse brown alga Saccharina japonica

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    Balakirev, Evgeniy S; Krupnova, Tatiana N; Ayala, Francisco J


    with SE) between Saccharina latissima and close species,likelihood analysis. Saccharina latissima was excluded fromCOI gene region from Saccharina latissima (A) and Cystophora

  9. Symbiotic Associations in the Phenotypically-Diverse Brown Alga Saccharina japonica

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    Balakirev, Evgeniy S.; Krupnova, Tatiana N.; Ayala, Francisco J.


    of sequences from Helicobacter pylori: Lessons from Ladakh.human migrations in Helicobacter pylori populations. Science

  10. Use of Laminaria Japonica in intracavitary radiation therapy when anesthesia is contraindicated

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    Peeples, W.J.; Given, F.T. Jr.; Bakri, Y.N.


    Laminaria tents have been used to dilate the cervix for interruption of pregnancy and other intrauterine procedures. Their use is presented in 5 patients with cervical and endometrial carcinoma where general anesthesia was contraindicated. Cervical dilation was sufficient with a single Laminaria to carry out intrauterine and intravaginal instrumentation for radiation therapy with no local or general anesthesia.

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - acute schistosomiasis japonica Sample Search...

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    Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Collection: Biotechnology 72 WATER TRANSPORT AND AQUAPORIN EXPRESSION IN FISH Summary: demonstrated to acutely increase...

  12. Correlation of habitat parameters with whistle-count densities of bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) in Texas

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    Reid, Rob Ray


    with clumps of invading brush characteristic of the Gulf Prairies and Marshes. 'p ;t Table Z. Hean habitat diversity and interspersion indices for the whistle-count transects within the 10 ecological areas in Texas. Ecological area Number of transects.... Included within this category were the numbe& of intersecting fences, shrubrows, windbreaks, powerlines, roads, and railroad right-of-ways, and whether or not these structures para', ieled the whistle-count transect. The number of edges (an abrupt...

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior shunt-to-the-encircling-band procedure...

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    be identified subsequently with a quail- specific antibody. Anterior halves alone... 's sickle were grafted to the anterior side of anterior halves. These grafts were able to ......

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior chamber maintainer Sample Search...

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    be identified subsequently with a quail- specific antibody. Anterior halves alone... 's sickle were grafted to the anterior side of anterior halves. These grafts were able to ......

  15. auxin response factors: Topics by E-print Network

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    Psychological Review, Garcia,dynamics of operant conditioning. Psychological Review, 106,conditioning in male domesticated quail. Paper presented at annual meetings of...

  16. auxin response factor: Topics by E-print Network

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    Psychological Review, Garcia,dynamics of operant conditioning. Psychological Review, 106,conditioning in male domesticated quail. Paper presented at annual meetings of...

  17. Selected aspects of commercial game bird management

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    Weber, Joseph Mark


    , 14) werc all numerically the same when quail flight times were cc&sparcZ on those sites. They differed from x'elease site' 7 and 4 in that the trc- lines &were closer and had a few trees scattered throu+out the open areas. Quail released at site 2...

  18. 254 Northwest Science, Vol. 79, No. 4-, 2005 2005 by the Northwest Scientific Association. All rights reserved.

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    Beck, Jeffrey L.

    254 Northwest Science, Vol. 79, No. 4-, 2005 © 2005 by the Northwest Scientific Association. All of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844-1136 Nest and Brood Site Characteristics of Mountain Quail in West-Central Idaho Abstract Mountain quail populations across the interior

  19. Using Livestock to Manage Wildlife Habitat

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Wright, Byron D.


    Livestock grazing can be an effective tool in managing wildlife habitat. This publication explains how grazing affects various wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail and turkeys, and how to select the type of livestock needed...

  20. An analysis of the impact of vertical integration on the Texas Hog industry

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    McClure, Robert Harold


    in a vertically integrateu program if their sole purpose is to obtain additiona holp with management !, roblcms~ 'oecause most of 1+0 Ibid, Sile inm~m~ fixes au mt ino1uds usus?"eront. soar oss @mt, srs nat R Ini1stia roe o?nor Jo~ss Quail ss o...

  1. CURRICULUM VITAE Lauren Vanessa Riters

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    Gammie, Stephen C.

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Program Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA and vasotocin involvement in imprinting in quail chicks Research Assistant, Bowling Green State University Assistant, Bowling Green State University 1991-1996 Investigated neural mechanisms of spatial cognition

  2. High School Math Contest Rankings November 16, 2013

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    Boas, Harold P.

    2013 High School Math Contest Rankings November 16, 2013 Sweepstakes Sweepstakes Points School School of Advancement Isil Nal fourth 50 Quail Valley Middle School Isil Nal Fifth 49 Whatley Home School Willaim Whatley Sixth 43 Westwood High School Zheng Chen seventh 28 LASA Sarah Harrelson Eighth 27

  3. Lots of wonderful Vendors! Western Art

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Fresh Market Indiantown Lots of wonderful Vendors! · Western Art · Quail Eggs & Honey · Canning, Nov. 30 Seminole Inn Buy Locally Grown Produce and Arts & Crafts Vendors may contact ( 772) 597 Indiantown Fresh Market at the Seminole Inn · 11am - 3pm VENDOR APPLICATION Last Sunday of the Month Request

  4. 109 Chase Ave. 215 W. House

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    McLaughlin, Richard M.

    - Book Store NC Northside Gravely Hospital Campus NC Neuro- Plant #1 Hospital Chiller Hospital Chiller Hill Whitehead Phillips OldWest Polk Place Murphey Grimes Battle Graham Chiller 1307 Craige James Koury Quad Graham Everett Stacy McCaskill Auditorium Chiller Center for Knapp-Sanders Cabin House Quail Hill

  5. Monday, April 7th Sienna Plantation Golf Club

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    Glowinski, Roland

    Monday, April 7th Sienna Plantation Golf Club One Waters Lake Boulevard, Missouri City, TX Chambers Raffle/Auction Sponsors Ambox, Ltd. Charles & Nancy Beyer Coushatta Casino Resort Greatwood Golf Club Neil Wilkins Odis Cobb Quail Valley Golf Club Sienna Plantation Golf Club White Star Steel Charles

  6. Local adaptation to biocontrol agents: A multi-objective data-driven optimization model for the evolution of resistance

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    Vermont, University of

    & Environmental Engineering, 219 Votey Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA 1. Introduction Biocontrol agents that might co-evolve under different patterns of environmental variation. We develop a model using data on the sensitivity of Japanese beetles, Popilla japonica to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae

  7. Acknowledgements This work was supported by grants from the National Eye Institute and the Human Frontier Science Program. J.H.R.M. is an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical

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    Alvarado, Alejandro Snchez

    , and Department of Genetics, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Yata 1111, Mishima 411-8540, Japan k specifically expressed in the head region of the planarian Dugesia japonica. Loss of function of ndk by RNA that connect at their most anterior ends to form an inverted U- shaped brain. Each lobe is connected

  8. Influence of grazing management on population attributes, habitats, and habitat selection of bobwhites in south Texas

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    Wilkins, Robert Neal


    grazing systems on La Copita Research Area, Jim Wells County, Texas. 51 Pooled within-groups correlations between habitat variables and discriminant scores produced by canonical discriminant analysis for two separate comparisons of available and quail... slapped reality into me and Dr. Folse helped me to comprehend some complex analyses. Ben Koerth, Jim Mutz, Dave McKown, James Tepera, Dave Martin, and Chafer Lite kept my spirits high and my tail in gear while I was doing my field work. Ben's advice...

  9. Kansas refraction profiles

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    Steeples, Don W.; Miller, Richard D.


    (Tryggvason and Quails, 1967). Events 10, 11, and 12 originated from the Texas panhandle region. Event 12 has features that closely resemble the two Oklahoma events (8 and 9). The slight variation in values might be associated with subtle regional changes...Steeples and Miller-Kansas refraction profiles 129 Kansas refraction profiles by Don W. Steeples and Richard D. Miller Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, Kansas 66046 Abstract Historically, refraction surveys have been conducted in hopes...

  10. Juniper Biology and Management in Texas

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Owens, M. Keith; Machen, Richard V.


    , nesting, loafing and screening cover. Thermal cover protects animals from extreme temperatures. Juniper trees provide thermal or escape cover for deer, quail and other species. As thermal cover, ju- niper is most important to deer in winter. As escape.... The volatile oil content limits the amount of ju- niper goats consume. Feeding a high quality protein supplement appears to increase juniper consump- tion. One study showed that without supplementa- tion, maximum juniper intake for an 80-pound goat was less...

  11. Woody Plants for Wildlife: Brush Sculpting in South Texas and the Edwards Plateau

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F.; Taylor, Richard B.


    managemen t Lyons, R. K. and T. F. Ginnett. 1998. Integrat- ing Deer, Quail, and Tu rkey Habitat. L-5196, Te xas Agri c u lt u ral Ext en si o n Service. Lyons, R. K., M. K. Owens, and R. V. Machen. 1998. Juniper biology and management in Texas. B-6074...Woody Plants and Wildlife Brush Sculpting in South Texas and the Edwards Plateau Robert K. Lyons, Tim F. Ginnett and Richard B. Taylor* O ur perspective is changing on the value of brush or woody plants. When Texas rangeland was used primarily...

  12. Punctuated Equilibrium Theory: Methodological and Theoretical Extensions

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    Flink, Carla Michelle


    for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Chair of Committee, Kenneth J. Meier Committee Members, Kim Quaile Hill Guy D. Whitten Scott Robinson Head of Department, Robert Harmel May 2014 Major Subject: Political Science Copyright 2014 Carla Michelle Flink ABSTRACT... and supportive people in my life. First off, I would like to thank my dissertation committeeKen Meier, Kim Hill, Guy Whitten, and Scott Robinsonfor their support and feedback on this disser- tation. Their guidance greatly improved my work. To my dissertation...

  13. The influence of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) on rodent habitation of an old-field community

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    Smith, Tracy Symons


    ) 0. 040-0. 059 mounds/m2 (n=7) 0. 060-0. 079 mounds/m2 (n=3) &0. 080 mounds/m2 (n=4) 17% (22%) 26% (22%) 28% (43%) 33% (66%) 50% (00%) 32 VEGETATION TYPE IV -- &40% GRASS COV R 0 A COVER & 6 N-45 traps (58) ~Ba om s ~ta lori ~d' d h~d.... , 1973; Emlen, 1938) suggested that species of gglg'hd 1 ff thppl recent research indicates otherwise. Summerlin and Green (1977) considered S. invicta to be a potential hazard for newly hatched quail and other unprotected vertebrates. Sikes and Arnold...

  14. Burlington Bottoms Wildlife Mitigation Project. Final Environmental Assessment/Management Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact.

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    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to fund wildlife management and enhancement activities for the Burlington bottoms wetlands mitigation site. Acquired by BPA in 1991, wildlife habitat at Burlington bottoms would contribute toward the goal of mitigation for wildlife losses and inundation of wildlife habitat due to the construction of Federal dams in the lower Columbia and Willamette River Basins. Target wildlife species identified for mitigation purposes are yellow warbler, great blue heron, black-capped chickadee, red-tailed hawk, valley quail, spotted sandpiper, wood duck, and beaver. The Draft Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (EA) describes alternatives for managing the Burlington Bottoms area, and evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives. Included in the Draft Management Plan/EA is an implementation schedule, and a monitoring and evaluation program, both of which are subject to further review pending determination of final ownership of the Burlington Bottoms property.


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    Berkman, Eric


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  16. Assessment of Nonnative Invasive Plants in the DOE Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park

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    Drake, S.J.


    The Department of Energy (DOE) National Environmental Research Park at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is composed of second-growth forest stands characteristic of much of the eastern deciduous forest of the Ridge and Valley Province of Tennessee. Human use of natural ecosystems in this region has facilitated the establishment of at least 167 nonnative, invasive plant species on the Research Park. Our objective was to assess the distribution, abundance, impact, and potential for control of the 18 most abundant invasive species on the Research Park. In 2000, field surveys were conducted of 16 management areas on the Research Park (14 Natural Areas, 1 Reference Area, and Walker Branch Watershed) and the Research Park as a whole to acquire qualitative and quantitative data on the distribution and abundance of these taxa. Data from the surveys were used to rank the relative importance of these species using the ''Alien Plant Ranking System, Version 5.1'' developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Microstegium (Microstegium vimineum) was ranked highest, or most problematic, for the entire Research Park because of its potential impact on natural systems, its tendency to become a management problem, and how difficult it is to control. Microstegium was present in 12 of the 16 individual sites surveyed; when present, it consistently ranked as the most problematic invasive species, particularly in terms of its potential impact on natural systems. Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) and Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) were the second- and third-most problematic plant species on the Research Park; these two species were present in 12 and 9 of the 16 sites surveyed, respectively, and often ranked second- or third-most problematic. Other nonnative, invasive species, in decreasing rank order, included kudzu (Pueraria montma), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), Chinese lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneara), and other species representing a variety of life forms and growth forms. Results of this research can be used to prioritize management and research activities related to these invasive taxa on the Research Park as a whole and for specific Natural or Reference Areas. Additional research on the autecology and synecology of each species surveyed is suggested. In particular, research should focus on assessing the impacts of these species on the invaded plant and animal communities and ecosystems. Finally, this ranking system could be used to similarly rank the many other nonnative, invasive species present on the Research Park not included in this study.

  17. Evaluation of Phytoremediation of Coal Bed Methane Product Water and Waters of Quality Similar to that Associated with Coal Bed Methane Reserves of the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming

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    James Bauder


    U.S. emphasis on domestic energy independence, along with advances in knowledge of vast biogenically sourced coalbed methane reserves at relatively shallow sub-surface depths with the Powder River Basin, has resulted in rapid expansion of the coalbed methane industry in Wyoming and Montana. Techniques have recently been developed which constitute relatively efficient drilling and methane gas recovery and extraction techniques. However, this relatively efficient recovery requires aggressive reduction of hydrostatic pressure within water-saturated coal formations where the methane is trapped. Water removed from the coal formation during pumping is typically moderately saline and sodium-bicarbonate rich, and managed as an industrial waste product. Current approaches to coalbed methane product water management include: surface spreading on rangeland landscapes, managed irrigation of agricultural crop lands, direct discharge to ephermeral channels, permitted discharge of treated and untreated water to perennial streams, evaporation, subsurface injection at either shallow or deep depths. A Department of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory funded research award involved the investigation and assessment of: (1) phytoremediation as a water management technique for waste water produced in association with coalbed methane gas extraction; (2) feasibility of commercial-scale, low-impact industrial water treatment technologies for the reduction of salinity and sodicity in coalbed methane gas extraction by-product water; and (3) interactions of coalbed methane extraction by-product water with landscapes, vegetation, and water resources of the Powder River Basin. Prospective, greenhouse studies of salt tolerance and water use potential of indigenous, riparian vegetation species in saline-sodic environments confirmed the hypothesis that species such as Prairie cordgrass, Baltic rush, American bulrush, and Nuttall's alkaligrass will thrive in saline-sodic environments when water supplies sourced from coalbed methane extraction are plentiful. Constructed wetlands, planted to native, salt tolerant species demonstrated potential to utilize substantial volumes of coalbed methane product water, although plant community transitions to mono-culture and limited diversity communities is a likely consequence over time. Additionally, selected, cultured forage quality barley varieties and native plant species such as Quail bush, 4-wing saltbush, and seaside barley are capable of sustainable, high quality livestock forage production, when irrigated with coalbed methane product water sourced from the Powder River Basin. A consequence of long-term plant water use which was enumerated is elevated salinity and sodicity concentrations within soil and shallow alluvial groundwater into which coalbed methane product water might drain. The most significant conclusion of these investigations was the understanding that phytoremediation is not a viable, effective technique for management of coalbed methane product water under the present circumstances of produced water within the Powder River Basin. Phytoremediation is likely an effective approach to sodium and salt removal from salt-impaired sites after product water discharges are discontinued and site reclamation is desired. Coalbed methane product water of the Powder River Basin is most frequently impaired with respect to beneficial use quality by elevated sodicity, a water quality constituent which can cause swelling, slaking, and dispersion of smectite-dominated clay soils, such as commonly occurring within the Powder River Basin. To address this issue, a commercial-scale fluid-bed, cationic resin exchange treatment process and prototype operating treatment plant was developed and beta-tested by Drake Water Technologies under subcontract to this award. Drake Water Technologies secured U.S. Patent No. 7,368,059-B2, 'Method for removal of benevolent cations from contaminated water', a beta Drake Process Unit (DPU) was developed and deployed for operation in the Powder River Basin. First year operatio