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  1. Ambient Levels of Ultraviolet-B Radiation Cause Mortality in Juvenile Western Toads, Bufo boreas

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    Blaustein, Andrew R.

    Ambient Levels of Ultraviolet-B Radiation Cause Mortality in Juvenile Western Toads, Bufo boreas industrial gases contribute to the depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer, resulting in increased amounts of cell damaging ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation reaching the surface of the earth. Recent

  2. Elevated Trace Element Concentrations in Southern Toads, Bufo terrestris, Exposed to Coal Combustion Waste

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Elevated Trace Element Concentrations in Southern Toads, Bufo terrestris, Exposed to Coal, and behavioral abnormalities in amphibians to coal combustion wastes (coal ash). Few studies, however, have determined trace element concentrations in amphibians exposed to coal ash. In the current study we compare

  3. Failed Recruitment of Southern Toads (Bufo terrestris) in a Trace Element-Contaminated Breeding Habitat: Direct and Indirect Effects That May

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    Hopkins, William A.

    of disposing of coal ash in open aquatic basins may result in sink habitats for some amphibian populations study in which embry- onic southern toads (Bufo terrestris) were held in a site polluted with coal ash

  4. Multi-level effects of low dose rate ionizing radiation on southern toad, Anaxyrus [Bufo] terrestris

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    Stark, Karolina; Scott, David E.; Tsyusko, Olga; Coughlin, Daniel P.; Hinton, Thomas G.; Amendola, Roberto

    2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite their potential vulnerability to contaminants from exposure at multiple life stages, amphibians are one of the least studied groups of vertebrates in ecotoxicology, and research on radiation effects in amphibians is scarce. We used multiple endpoints to assess the radiosensitivity of the southern toad (Anaxyrus [Bufo] terrestris) during its pre-terrestrial stages of development –embryonic, larval, and metamorphic. Toads were exposed, from several hours after oviposition through metamorphosis (up to 77 days later), to four low dose rates of ¹³?Cs at 0.13, 2.4, 21, and 222 mGy d?¹, resulting in total doses up to 15.8 Gy. Radiation treatments did notmore »affect hatching success of embryos, larval survival, or the length of the larval period. The individual family variation in hatching success of embryos was larger than the radiation response. In contrast, newly metamorphosed individuals from the higher dose-rate treatments had higher mass and mass/length body indices, a measure which may relate to higher post-metamorphic survival. The increased mass and index at higher dose rates may indicate that the chronic, low dose rate radiation exposures triggered secondary responses. Additionally, the increases in growth were linked to a decrease in DNA damage (as measured by the Comet Assay) in red blood cells at a dose rate of 21mGy d?¹ and a total dose of 1.1 Gy. In conclusion, the complex effects of low dose rates of ionizing radiation may trigger growth and cellular repair mechanisms in amphibian larvae.« less

  5. Multi-level effects of low dose rate ionizing radiation on southern toad, Anaxyrus [Bufo] terrestris

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    Stark, Karolina [Stockholm Univ. (Sweden); Univ. of Georgia, Aiken, SC (United States); Scott, David E. [Univ. of Georgia, Aiken, SC (United States); Tsyusko, Olga [Univ. of Georgia, Aiken, SC (United States); Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Coughlin, Daniel P. [Univ. of Georgia, Aiken, SC (United States); Hinton, Thomas G. [Univ. of Georgia, Aiken, SC (United States); Inst. of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, Cadarache (France); Amendola, Roberto [ENEA, (Italy)

    2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite their potential vulnerability to contaminants from exposure at multiple life stages, amphibians are one of the least studied groups of vertebrates in ecotoxicology, and research on radiation effects in amphibians is scarce. We used multiple endpoints to assess the radiosensitivity of the southern toad (Anaxyrus [Bufo] terrestris) during its pre-terrestrial stages of development –embryonic, larval, and metamorphic. Toads were exposed, from several hours after oviposition through metamorphosis (up to 77 days later), to four low dose rates of ¹³?Cs at 0.13, 2.4, 21, and 222 mGy d?¹, resulting in total doses up to 15.8 Gy. Radiation treatments did not affect hatching success of embryos, larval survival, or the length of the larval period. The individual family variation in hatching success of embryos was larger than the radiation response. In contrast, newly metamorphosed individuals from the higher dose-rate treatments had higher mass and mass/length body indices, a measure which may relate to higher post-metamorphic survival. The increased mass and index at higher dose rates may indicate that the chronic, low dose rate radiation exposures triggered secondary responses. Additionally, the increases in growth were linked to a decrease in DNA damage (as measured by the Comet Assay) in red blood cells at a dose rate of 21mGy d?¹ and a total dose of 1.1 Gy. In conclusion, the complex effects of low dose rates of ionizing radiation may trigger growth and cellular repair mechanisms in amphibian larvae.

  6. Diet of southern toads (Bufo terrestris) in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) stands subject to coarse woody debris manipulations.

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    Moseley, Kurtis R.; Steven B. Castleberry; James L. Hanula; Mark Ford.

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT In the southeastern United States, coarse woody debris (CWD) typically harbors high densities of invertebrates. However, its importance as a foraging substrate for southeastern amphibians is relatively unknown. We examined effects of CWD manipulations on diet composition of southern toads (Bufo terrestris) in upland loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) stands in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina. Twelve 9.3-ha plots were assigned one of the following treatments: removal- all CWD _10 cm in diameter and _60 cm long removed; downed- five-fold increase in volume of down CWD; and unmanipulated control stands. We collected southern toads _4 cm snout-vent length (SVL) during 14 d sampling periods in June and October 2002, June 2003 and during a 28 d sampling period in April 2003. We collected 80, 36 and 35 southern toads in control, downed and removal treatments, respectively. We found no difference in relative abundance or frequency of invertebrate groups consumed among treatments (P.0.05). Average body weight (g), SVL (cm) and stomach content weight (g wet) of individuals also were similar among treatments (P . 0.05). The role of CWD as a foraging substrate for southern toads in loblolly pine stands of the southeastern Coastal Plain may be negligible, at least in the early stages of decay.

  7. Spatial and temporal ecology of oak toads (Bufo quercicus) on a Florida landscape.

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    Greenberg, Cathryn, H.; Tanner, George, W.

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT: We used data from 10 years of continuous, concurrent monitoring of oak toads at eight isolated, ephemeral ponds in Florida longleaf pine-wiregrass uplands to address: (1) did weather variables affect movement patterns of oak toads?; (2) did pond hydrology and the condition of surrounding uplands affect pond selection by adults or juvenile recruitment?; (3) were population trends evident?; and (4) did a classical metapopulation model best represent their population ecology? Of 4076 oak toads captured, 92.2% were adults. Substantial (n _ 30 exiting juveniles) recruitment occurred only three times (once each at three ponds during two years). Males outnumbered females (average for all years 2.3:1). Most captures occurred during May–September. Adult captures during June–August increased with heavier rainfall but were not influenced by the durations of preceding dry periods. Movement patterns of metamorphs suggested that oak toads emigrated when moisture conditions become favorable. Pond use by adults was correlated with maximum change in pond depth (May–September). Juvenile recruitment was negatively correlated with minimum pond depth and the number of weeks since a pond was last dry, and positively correlated with the maximum number of weeks a pond held water continuously. The number of breeding adults and juvenile recruitment were highest at ponds within the hardwood-invaded upland matrix. The direction of most immigrations and emigrations was nonrandom, but movement occurred from all directions, and the mean direction of pond entry and exit did not always correspond. A total of 21.1% of individuals was recaptured; 13.3% of first captures were recaptured during the same year, and 7.7% during a subsequent year. Only 1.9% of captured oak toads moved among ponds, mostly within a distance of 132 m. We did not detect adult population trends over the 10- yr studied. Presence or absence at ponds in any given year was a poor indicator of overall use. We saw little evidence of local extinction or ‘‘rescue,’’ but were unable to determine whether juveniles returned to natal ponds or colonized new ponds for breeding as adults. Oak toad conservation can best be ensured by maintaining multiple ponds within a landscape to increase the probability of recruitment within the landscape neighborhood during at least some years and at some ponds, and to increase the likelihood of interpond movement.

  8. american toads bufo: Topics by E-print Network

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    K 1998-01-01 275 Socioeconomic Characteristics of American Indians in Los Angeles County University of California eScholarship Repository Summary: American Indians is critical...

  9. Boise, Payette, and Weiser Subbasins Assessment May 2004 APPENDIX 1-1--LIST OF TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE SPECIES WITHIN

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    Ambystoma tigrinum G5/S5 X X X Long-toed salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum G5/S5 X X X Idaho giant Scaphiopus intermontanus G5/S4 X X X Western toad Bufo boreas G4/S4 X X X Woodhouse's toad Bufo woodhousii G5/S3? X X X Pacific chorus (tree) frog Pseudacris regilla G5/S5 X X X Columbia spotted frog Rana

  10. Purification of PRL receptors from toad kidney: Comparisons with rabbit mammary PRL receptors

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    Dunand, M.; Kraehenbuhl, J.P.; Rossier, B.C.; Aubert, M.L. (Univ. of Geneva School of Medicine (Switzerland) Univ. of Lausanne School of Medicine (Switzerland))

    1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The binding characteristics of the prolactin (PRL) receptors present in toad (Bufo marinus) kidneys were investigated and compared to those of PRL receptors present in rabbit mammary glands. The molecular characteristics of the Triton X-100 solubilized renal and mammary PRL receptors were assessed by gel filtration and by migration analysis on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) after affinity labeling of the binding sites with {sup 125}I-human growth hormone. Similar results were obtained for both receptors. Partial purification of the toad PRL receptor could be achieved by affinity chromatography. The molecular weight of this purified receptor could be determined by analysis of SDS-PAGE. With the use of a polyclonal antiserum raised against a purified preparation of rabbit mammary PRL receptor, one or several antigenic epitope(s) could be identified on the core of the toad renal PRL receptor. In conclusion, although the structure and the biological role(s) of PRL have substantially changed during evolution, the receptor for this hormone has retained many of its structural features as could be assessed between an amphibian and a mammalian species on functionally different target tissues.

  11. DRAFT Salmon Subbasin Assessment 5/26/2004 APPENDIX 1-1--LIST OF TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE SPECIES WITHIN

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    Amphibians (Total Number: 10) Tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum G5/S5 resident breeder Long-toed salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum G5/S5 resident breeder Idaho giant salamander Dicamptodon aterrimus G3/S? resident intermontanus G5/S4 resident breeder Western toad Bufo boreas G4/S4 resident breeder Pacific chorus (tree) frog

  12. Upper Snake Provincial Assessment May 2004 APPENDIX 1-1--LIST OF TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE SPECIES WITHIN

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    Number: 10) Tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum G5/S5 Yes Yes Long-toed salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum G5/S5 Yes Yes Inland tailed frog Ascaphus montanus G5/SNA Yes Great Basin spadefoot Scaphiopus intermontanus G4/S3 Yes Yes Western toad Bufo boreas G5/S4 Yes Yes Pacific chorus (tree) frog Pseudacris regilla

  13. Maternal Transfer of Contaminants and Reduced Reproductive Success of Southern Toads (Bufo [Anaxyrus] terrestris) Exposed to

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    Hopkins, William A.

    ) residing in two locations: (1) an active coal combustion waste (CCW) disposal basin and adjacent 40-ha (Gastrophryne carolinensis) collected from a coal ash settling basin accumulated and transferred selenium (Se [Anaxyrus] terrestris) Exposed to Coal Combustion Waste Brian S. Metts,, * Kurt A. Buhlmann, Tracey D

  14. Interactive effects of maternal and environmental exposure to coal combustion wastes decrease survival of larval southern toads (Bufo terrestris)

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  15. Systematics of the Bufo Valliceps Group (Anura: Bufonidae) of Middle America

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    Mendelson, Joseph R. III

    1997-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A phylogenetic analysis of morphological characters revealed that the species content of the Bufo valliceps group is limited to eight species (two of them new) occurring between the southern United States and Costa Rica. ...

  16. Comparative toxicities of two common agricultural chemicals to toads

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    Cowman, Deborah Fay

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Amphibians are limited in their movements compared to other terrestrial vertebrates and are therefore at risk of having entire local populations destroyed by agricultural pesticides. This study provides basic toxicological information about two toad...

  17. Molecular phylogeny of an endemic radiation of Cuban toads (Bufonidae

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    Crawford, Andrew J.

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Molecular phylogeny of an endemic radiation of Cuban toads (Bufonidae: Peltophryne Habana, Cuba, 2 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, MRC 0580­08, Apartado 0843­03092, Panama´, Republic of Panama, 3 Departamento de Ciencias Biolo´gicas, Universidad de los Andes, AA 4976, Bogota

  18. Mitochondrial DNA evolution in the Anaxyrus boreas species group Anna M. Goebel a,b,*, Tom A. Ranker c,1

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    Olmstead, Richard

    Mitochondrial DNA evolution in the Anaxyrus boreas species group Anna M. Goebel a,b,*, Tom A. Ranker c,1 , Paul Stephen Corn d , Richard G. Olmstead e,2 a University of Colorado Museum of Natural not recognized by taxonomy (Graybeal, 1993; Shaffer et al., 2000; Stephens, 2001; Masta et al., 2002; Smith

  19. Community-based conservation planning: the case of the endangered Houston toad in Bastrop County, Texas

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    Allison, Stacey Anne

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , development of HCPs for the protection of species and community rights is becoming an increasingly popular tool for individual landowners, communities, and counties (Beatley 1994). In smnmary, the controversy surrounding the Houston toad exemplifies how...

  20. Site fidelity, home range behaviour and habitat utilization of male harlequin toads (Amphibia:Atelopus hoogmoedi)

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    Hödl, Walter

    :Atelopus hoogmoedi) from Suriname:relevant aspects for conservation breeding SALAMANDRA 1 45 Abstract. Recently, neotropical harlequin toads (Atelopus spp.) have undergone drastic population de- clines. Captive breeding has rainy season (April to August) at Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname. Dur- ing this period, males

  1. alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone: Topics by E-print Network

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    Association of habituation with endogenous alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in the brain of the toad, Bufo cognatus. Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??Several...

  2. Total On-line Access Data System (TOADS): Phase II Final Report for the Period August 2002 - August 2004

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    Yuracko, K L; Parang, M; Landguth, D C; Coleman, R

    2004-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    TOADS (Total On-line Access Data System) is a new generation of real-time monitoring and information management system developed to support unattended environmental monitoring and long-term stewardship of U.S. Department of Energy facilities and sites. TOADS enables project managers, regulators, and stakeholders to view environmental monitoring information in realtime over the Internet. Deployment of TOADS at government facilities and sites will reduce the cost of monitoring while increasing confidence and trust in cleanup and long term stewardship activities. TOADS: ? Reliably interfaces with and acquires data from a wide variety of external databases, remote systems, and sensors such as contaminant monitors, area monitors, atmospheric condition monitors, visual surveillance systems, intrusion devices, motion detectors, fire/heat detection devices, and gas/vapor detectors; ? Provides notification and triggers alarms as appropriate; ? Performs QA/QC on data inputs and logs the status of instruments/devices; ? Provides a fully functional data management system capable of storing, analyzing, and reporting on data; ? Provides an easy-to-use Internet-based user interface that provides visualization of the site, data, and events; and ? Enables the community to monitor local environmental conditions in real time. During this Phase II STTR project, TOADS has been developed and successfully deployed for unattended facility, environmental, and radiological monitoring at a Department of Energy facility.

  3. Spitzer Observations of Var Her 04: Possible Detection of Dust Formation in a Super-Outbursting TOAD

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    David R. Ciardi; Stefanie Wachter; D. W. Hoard; Steve B. Howell; Gerard T. van Belle

    2006-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We present four MIPS (24 \\micron) and two IRAC (3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 \\micron) Spitzer observations of the newly discovered Tremendous Outburst Amplitude Dwarf nova (TOAD) Var Her 04 during decline from super-outburst. The four MIPS observations span 271 days and the two IRAC observations span 211 days. Along the line-of-sight to Var Her 04, there is a foreground M-star within 1\\arcsec of the variable; as a result, all of the Spitzer photometry presented in this paper is a blend of the foreground M-star and Var Her 04. We estimate the quiescent level of the TOAD to be $\\Delta V=4-5$ magnitudes below that of the M-star. Based upon the spectral energy distribution and the 2MASS colors, we find the M-star to be an M3.5V dwarf at a distance of 80-130 pc. Based upon its outburst amplitude and quiescent apparent magnitude, we estimate the distance to Var Her 04 to be 200-400 pc, suggesting that the line-of-sight foreground star is physically unrelated to the cataclysmic variable. All of the Spitzer photometry is consistent with the photospheric emission of the line-of-sight M3.5V star, except for one 24 \\micron observation obtained after the variable re-brightened. This 24 \\micron flux density is 75 $\\mu$Jy ($4\\sigma$) above the preceding and following MIPS observations. We tentatively suggest that the mid-infrared brightening of 75 $\\mu$Jy may be associated with a dust formation event in the super-outburst ejecta. Assuming a dust temperature of 100-400 K, we have estimated the amount of dust required. We find $10^{-13}-10^{-11}$ M$_\\odot$ of dust is needed, consistent with amounts of mass ejection in TOADs expected during super-outburst, and possibly making TOADs important contributors to the recycling of the interstellar medium.

  4. The osteology of Bufo woodhousi, with comparison to Bufo terrestris 

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    Baldauf, Richard John

    1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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  5. The osteology of Bufo woodhousi, with comparison to Bufo terrestris

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    Baldauf, Richard John

    1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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  6. Boreas E licas | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORT Americium/CuriumAguaBBBWind- GeradoraBoreal Renewable

  7. Caribbean Adventures and Experiential Education during Herpetological Surveys

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    Angeli, Nicole F

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    lizards. Mentioning ‘Caribbean fieldwork’ to most people will bring to mind colorful coral reefs, breaching sharks, and vast stretches of uninhabited beach. The reality is better reflected by imaging sun- burns, dehydration, and skin rashes. Explaining... to see hundreds of Antillean bats emerge from their roosts for the night, seeking out elusive or rare herpetofauna such as the crested toad (Bufo lemur) and the blue- tailed ground lizard (Ameiva wetmorei), and snor- keling over coral reefs and seeing...

  8. BOREAS INTRODUCTION Fennoscandian Ice Sheet in MIS 3 Introduction

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    Wohlfarth, Barbara

    an important re- ference for the safety assessments performed by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management nuclear fuel repositories. Our knowledge regarding the history of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet during forcing mechanisms, and offers data sets that are necessary for assessing the long-term safety of spent

  9. adult toad model: Topics by E-print Network

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    Sciences Websites Summary: types of images are allowed. In the literature, different porn image filtering tech- niques were features for porn image classification are pre-...

  10. HORNY TOADS AND UGLY CHICKENS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON TEXAS IN SPECULATIVE FICTION

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    2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    fiction as hobbies, says he would like to become a writer." Adams, Nicholas Not a Texan; pseudonym for Nicholas Pine (1951- ). Vampire's Kiss. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1994. Not seen; young adult novel in which the ghost of a television... Brownies Through the Union: Sixth Tour: In Texas,? in St. Nicholas; an Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks, 22(5):410+ (March 1895); reprinted in his The Brownies Through the Union. New York: The Century Company, 1897, pp.75+. Tiny fairies visit...

  11. HORNY TOADS AND UGLY CHICKENS:A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON TEXAS IN SPECULATIVE FICTION

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    Page, Bill

    2010-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    fiction as hobbies, says he would like to become a writer." Adams, Nicholas Not a Texan; pseudonym for Nicholas Pine (1951- ). Vampire's Kiss. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1994. Not seen; young adult novel in which the ghost of a television... Brownies Through the Union: Sixth Tour: In Texas,? in St. Nicholas; an Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks, 22(5):410+ (March 1895); reprinted in his The Brownies Through the Union. New York: The Century Company, 1897, pp.75+. Tiny fairies visit...

  12. Horny Toads and Ugly Chickens: A Bibliography on Texas in Speculative Fiction

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    Page, Bill

    2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    fiction as hobbies, says he would like to become a writer." Adams, Nicholas Not a Texan; pseudonym for Nicholas Pine (1951- ). Vampire's Kiss. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1994. Not seen; young adult novel in which the ghost of a television... Brownies Through the Union: Sixth Tour: In Texas,? in St. Nicholas; an Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks, 22(5):410+ (March 1895); reprinted in his The Brownies Through the Union. New York: The Century Company, 1897, pp.75+. Tiny fairies visit...

  13. The University of Caen (UMR BOREA "Biologie des ORganismes et Ecosystmes Aquatiques" MNHN, UPMC, UCBN, CNRS-7208, IRD-207) is seeking applications for a

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    that control erosion processes. The candidate will study and develop model for describing 1) Bioturbation by several functional groups of bioturbators, regarding the control of sediment erodability and 2) a new parameterized model for sand/mud mixtures (on the basis of pre-existing modelling tools... i

  14. Multi-Scale Conservation in an Altered Landscape: The Case of the Endangered Arroyo Toad in Southern California

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    Treglia, Michael Louis

    2014-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    and Maxie Richmond, Adam Siade, Colleen Wisinski, and Dustin Wood also became good friends during my time in California. My doctoral work would not have been possible without extensive financial support. I owe great thanks to the Applied Biodiversity.../pseudoabsence data (e.g., Hernandez et al. 2008, Senay et al. 2013). Pseudoabsences are used when true absence data are unavailable, and they are acquired by sampling locations from the study region that lack locality records (Peterson et al. 2011). In my models I...

  15. Influence of clouds and diffuse radiation on ecosystem-atmosphere CO 2 and CO 18 O exchanges

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    surface model with BOREAS aspen and jack pine tower fluxes,to diffuse radiation by an aspen-dominated northern hardwood

  16. Conservation Regional ConservationRegional Conservation

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    Wild Ride for the PNW''s Energy Efficiency Industrys Energy Efficiency Industry 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Ahead ­­ Are We In for AnotherAre We In for Another ""Mister ToadMister Toad''s Wild Ride?s Wild Ride?"" #12;slide 3 Northwest Power and Conservation Council PNW Energy Efficiency AchievementsPNW Energy

  17. Conservation The Northwest ForecastThe Northwest Forecast

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    & Resources Creating Mr. Toad's Wild Ride for the PNW's Energy Efficiency InCreating Mr. Toad's Wild RideNorthwest Power and Conservation Council The Northwest ForecastThe Northwest Forecast ­­ Energy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency Dominates ResourceDominates Resource DevelopmentDevelopment Tom EckmanTom Eckman

  18. Conservation The Role of ElectricThe Role of Electric

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    Creating Mr. Toad''s Wild Ride for the PNWs Wild Ride for the PNW''s Energy Efficiency Industrys EnergyNorthwest Power and Conservation Council The Role of ElectricThe Role of Electric Energy Efficiency inEnergy Efficiency in Reducing PNW CarbonReducing PNW Carbon EmissionsEmissions Tom EckmanTom Eckman

  19. A modelling approach to carbon, water and energy feedbacks and interactions across the

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    ) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer BOREAS - (the) BOReal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study C - Carbon CABi A modelling approach to carbon, water and energy feedbacks and interactions across the land partitioning of energy, the evapotranspiration of water and if the land-surface is a sink or a source of CO2

  20. Chironomids as indicators of the Holocene climatic and environmental history of two lakes in Northeast Greenland

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    Bern, Universität

    in Northeast Greenland STEFFI SCHMIDT, BERND WAGNER, OLIVER HEIRI, MARTIN KLUG, OLE BENNIKE AND MARTIN MELLES as indicators of the Holocene climatic and environmental history of two lakes in Northeast Greenland. Boreas sequences from arctic lakes on Store Koldewey, an island in Northeast Greenland, were investigated

  1. Late Quaternary history of Washington Land, North Greenland OLE BENNIKE

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    Ingólfsson, Ólafur

    Late Quaternary history of Washington Land, North Greenland OLE BENNIKE Bennike, O. 2002 (September): Late Quaternary history of Washington Land, North Greenland. Boreas, Vol. 31, 260­272. Oslo. ISSN 0300-9483. During the last glacial stage, Washington Land in western North Greenland was probably completely inun

  2. Methane efflux from boreal wetlands: Theory and testing of the ecosystem model Ecosys with chamber and tower flux measurements

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    Roulet, Nigel T.

    and tower flux measurements R. F. Grant Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton tower at a beaver pond in the BOREAS Northern Study Area. Spatial and temporal variation of CH4 effluxes in the model encompassed that measured by surface chambers and the flux tower. Both modeled and measured CH4

  3. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41 (2006) 663689 www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    University, Bishkek 720000, Kievskaya Street 44, Kyrgyzstan Received 2 February 2006; revised 19 May 2006 and tetraploids from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan where green toads exemplify vertebrate genomic plasticity. A new

  4. Five more spring nature walks planned on Oak Ridge Reservation...

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    Reservation. April 4's nature walk will feature frog calls and bat monitoring. Photo: W.K. Roy. An American toad captured in mid-croak on the Oak Ridge Reservation. April 4's...

  5. Picture this...you are on a tour of wetlands. Let's make it a southeastern wetland tour, since the ecology lab where I work and conduct my research

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    Georgia, University of

    , perhaps only a few square miles, one is apt to find wetlands that fall all along this hydroperiod that are "good" for bullfrogs are not suitable for spadefoot toads, and a marbled salamander would only be caught

  6. TARGET SPECIES Table 1. Terrestrial target species.

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    that have only one or a very few number of key ecological functions. Functional specialist species could = Critical functional link species, species that are the only ones that perform a specific ecological Merganser Boreal Toad Wolverine FS Horned Grebe Long-toed Salamander CFLS BIRDS House Finch CFLS Northern

  7. Corrigendum Corrigendum to "A stalagmite record of Holocene Indonesiane

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    Denniston, Rhawn F.

    , Mount Vernon, IA 52314, USA b University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia c Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA f Kimberley Toad Busters, Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia g Department of Environment and Conservation, Broome, Western Australia, Australia h Western

  8. QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE CHANGES PR.ODUCED BY ACCLIMATIZATION IN THE TOLERANCE OF HIGH TEM-

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    at high temperatures _ Discussion _ 178 Summary _ Bibliography _ Page 181 185 187 190 190 INTRODUCTION in hot springs at tem- peratures of 85° and 98° C., when closely allied species in the waters of the same the tolerance of toad tadpoles by raising the temperature of the surrounding water at the rate of about 25° C

  9. 9/4/12 Tigers and humans can coexist, says study 1/4news.mongabay.com/2012/0904-tigers-people-coexist.html

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    at night and less active during the day, when human activities peak," explained a statement released Endangered species in charts Key mammals dying off in rainforest fragments Photos: Rainforests to palm oil Africa Saving orangutans in Borneo Palm oil Amazon palm oil Future of the Amazon Cane toads Dubai

  10. The effect of perforation patterns upon well productivity

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    Neale, John William

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    )ority of reservoirs it has been observed that the oil exists originally at or near its bubble point? llhen che pressure is reduoed at the well bore, oonsiderable quantities of gas are evolved The oreation of a free gas phase in the interstioes of the porous medium... the flow of oil into the well borea The use of a direot eleotrioal analogy beoomes someuhat more diffioult when dealing with sn oil not highly undersaturated, The oreation of a free gas phase oauses severe ohanges in the resistanoe to the flow of oil...

  11. The development of maximum moment coefficients for use in the design of three span continuous girders

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    Thompson, Louis Jean

    1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Loadings for the standard 10 Foot Load Lane 'idth . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9o 10 ' IJJpical A. R. . =. , '. 3. Lane Loading for L'aximum lloments ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ . "ethod 'sed for Calculating Influence Line ?boreas... 0Ilc, " span, INrc-sf tsr called n, c. 'Ioson for solu tlca '00re lr 0 c 1 ~ bp 1 ~ 9 l 1 i 0~ And r. ~, I ~ 1 N otal 10n~tIIS 'f urldLes used '"0I each g value scare 160 feet, 1Gd foist? i. 'll f60 t, ':~rQ feet, Gnd ';. cVQ foetr lil; standard...

  12. BY THE GLASS Riesling, Fess Parker, Santa Barbara County 2011

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    Missouri-Columbia, University of

    and White Wine Specials $6 / Glass or $26 / Bottle WEEKEND SPECIALS Liquors SCOTCH 8 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 7 8Wines BY THE GLASS 7/28 7/28 8/32 8/34 8/35 6/26 7/28 8/30 9/34 9/36 Whites Riesling, Fess Parker WHITE WINE BY THE BOTTLE Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Toad Hollow, Mendocino 2012 Bordeaux Blanc, Chateau

  13. FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS OF 90SR AND 137CS CONCENTRATIONS IN AN ECOSYSTEM OF THE 'RED FOREST' AREA IN THE CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE

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    Farfan, E.; Jannik, T.; Caldwell, E.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the most highly contaminated region of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: the 'Red Forest' site, the accumulation of the major dose-affecting radionuclides ({sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs) within the components of an ecological system encompassing 3,000 m{sup 2} were characterized. The sampled components included soils (top 0-10 cm depth), Molina caerulea (blue moor grass), Camponotus vagus (carpenter ants) and Pelobates fuscus (spade-footed toad). In a comparison among the components of this ecosystem, the {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs concentrations measured in 40 separate grids exhibited significant differences, while the frequency distribution of the values were close to a logarithmically normal leptokurtic distribution with a significant right-side skew. While it is important to identify localized areas of high contamination or 'hot spots,' including these values in the arithmetic mean may overestimate the exposure risk. In component sample sets that exhibited logarithmically normal distribution, the geometrical mean more accurately characterizes a site. Ideally, risk assessment is most confidently achieved when the arithmetic and geometrical means are most similar, meaning the distribution approaches normal. Through bioaccumulation, the highest concentrations of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs were measured in the blue moor grass and spade-footed toad. These components also possessed distribution parameters that shifted toward a normal distribution.

  14. The behavior of concrete as affected by certain methods of curing

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    DeBardeleben, James Mitchell

    1930-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    aatorlsl used in 4hio investigation wLs oontributod to the College hf ths Citp of pesmcsat, Tomas. Xt oss a ou~sek asphalt seal coat snd shen exposed to aire it ssuld change from i, te natural fluid ?ta4o to a s44ctqr ~lid. Crsssollt "RV Silicate... of the ho??, Ihs creek bot~ tho @otal fora sad tho boaa ?a? sealed ?ith s hesrr asphalt. Knss ln tho ospsrhasat it ?ss to?ad sdrissblo t ?iree sr??ad the beans in t?o or ONee pl?oos ia order to hold t!io boasn form sloe? to ths bossh +i ~, :i P' & C4...