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Ray Et Al.: Pheromone Of The Velvet Longhorned Beetle Trichoferus Campestris, Ann M. Ray, Joseph A. Francese, Yunfan Zou, Kristopher Watson, Damon J. Crook, Jocelyn G. Millar Dec 2018

Ray Et Al.: Pheromone Of The Velvet Longhorned Beetle Trichoferus Campestris, Ann M. Ray, Joseph A. Francese, Yunfan Zou, Kristopher Watson, Damon J. Crook, Jocelyn G. Millar

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Photoperiod Hippodamia Convergens, John J. Obrycki May 2018

Photoperiod Hippodamia Convergens, John J. Obrycki

Lady Beetle Research Data

Photoperiodic induction of adult diapause in North American populations of the lady beetle Hippodamia convergens


Photoperiod Hippodamia Variegata, John J. Obrycki May 2018

Photoperiod Hippodamia Variegata, John J. Obrycki

Lady Beetle Research Data

Reproductive diapause in North American populations of the introduced lady beetle Hippodamia variegata


Hippodamia Variegata Development At Ld, John J. Obrycki May 2018

Hippodamia Variegata Development At Ld, John J. Obrycki

Lady Beetle Research Data

Reproductive diapause in North American populations of the introduced lady beetle Hippodamia variegata


Hippodamia Variegata Sensitive Stage Pre-Oviposition Period, John J. Obrycki May 2018

Hippodamia Variegata Sensitive Stage Pre-Oviposition Period, John J. Obrycki

Lady Beetle Research Data

Reproductive diapause in North American populations of the introduced lady beetle Hippodamia variegata


Ichthyology Scientific Collection Spreadsheet, Karisa Boyer May 2018

Ichthyology Scientific Collection Spreadsheet, Karisa Boyer

Ichthyology Collection

No abstract provided.


Manta 3-D Turning Data, Frank E. Fish Feb 2018

Manta 3-D Turning Data, Frank E. Fish

Biology Data Repository

No abstract provided.


Comparison Of Porifera Bacterial Symbiont Community Profiles Based On Host Species And Source Template, Celeste Banfill, Jose Lopez Jan 2018

Comparison Of Porifera Bacterial Symbiont Community Profiles Based On Host Species And Source Template, Celeste Banfill, Jose Lopez

Lopez Laboratory: Genomics & Microbial Data

The present microbiome study reports a follow up microbiome characterization of the Porifera Tree of Life (PorToL) project, which has recognized the significance of understanding the evolutionary relationships among diverse sponge taxa (Redmond et al 2012; Thacker et al, 2013; and see http://Portol.org). The aim of this research is to opportunistically expand on the work of Hill et al. (2013) to provide preliminary data that 1) compares the diversity of bacterial communities across eight sponge taxa and 2) compares the differences between DNA and cDNA (RNA) generated 16S rRNA data to distinguish active vs. non-active bacteria.


Tissue Expression Patterns Identify Mouse Cilia Genes, Timothy S. Mcclintock Jan 2018

Tissue Expression Patterns Identify Mouse Cilia Genes, Timothy S. Mcclintock

Physiology Research Data

A summary of 2,127 mouse genes linked to cilia by previous high-throughput approaches (reviewed in Inglis et al., 2006), published studies of individual gene products, or by McClintock et al. 2008. Each gene was viewed at Entrez Gene to verify and update the Gene ID and Gene Symbol. Each was also searched against PubMed (Gene Symbol AND (cili* OR flagel*)) for published evidence linking the mouse gene or putative orthologs to cilia or flagella. This searchable file lists identifying information about each gene, functional information about the encoded protein, the number of high-throughput studies linking the gene to cilia ...


Effects Of Varying Doses Of Oral Bisphenol A Consumption On Type 2 Diabetes Risk Markers In Healthy Adults, Todd Hagobian, Alyssa Bird, Sean Stanelle, Dana Williams, Andrew Schaffner, Suzanne Phelan Jan 2018

Effects Of Varying Doses Of Oral Bisphenol A Consumption On Type 2 Diabetes Risk Markers In Healthy Adults, Todd Hagobian, Alyssa Bird, Sean Stanelle, Dana Williams, Andrew Schaffner, Suzanne Phelan

Kinesiology

In animals, oral consumption of bisphenol A (BPA) alters diabetes risk markers but studies in humans are lacking. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of varying doses of oral BPA consumption on diabetes risk markers. Eleven healthy, college students (21.0 ± 0.8 yrs; 24.2 ± 3.9 kg/m2) were randomized in a double-blinded, cross-over fashion separated by >1 week to oral consumption of Placebo (PL), deuterated BPA at 4 mg/kg-BW (BPA-4), and deuterated BPA at 50 mg/kg-BW (BPA-50). Total BPA, glucose, insulin, C-Peptide, and other risk markers were assessed at baseline, minutes ...


Release From Intraspecific Competition Promotes Dominance Of A Non-Native Invader, Robert Warren Jan 2018

Release From Intraspecific Competition Promotes Dominance Of A Non-Native Invader, Robert Warren

Biology Faculty Datasets

Species can coexist through equalizing (similar fitness abilities) and stabilizing (unique niche requirements) mechanisms – assuming that intraspecific competition imposes more limitation than interspecific competition. Non-native species often de-stabilize coexistence, suggesting that they bring either a fitness advantage or a distinct niche requirement. We tested whether greater fitness or unique niche requirements best explained a successful North American invasion by the European Myrmica rubra ant. North American invaded-range M. rubra aggressively sting and occur in enormous numbers (suggesting a fitness advantage), yet our study site has a history of anthropogenic disturbance that might favor M. rubra (suggesting a unique niche). We ...


Interacting Effects Of Urbanization And Coastal Gradients On Ant Thermal Responses, Robert Warren Jan 2018

Interacting Effects Of Urbanization And Coastal Gradients On Ant Thermal Responses, Robert Warren

Biology Faculty Datasets

Urban-to-rural gradients intersect with other, often unmeasured, environmental gradients that may influence or even supersede species responses. Here we use coastal-to-interior and urban-rural gradients to investigate woodland ant response (physiological thermal tolerance, community structure and spring phenology) to two overlapping thermal gradients, the Great Lakes (Erie and Ontario) and the Buffalo, NY urban center (USA). Woodland ant physiological and behavioral responses, and community responses, shifted along the coastal-to-interior and urban-rural gradients, but they were generally best explained by lake effects (though urban ants tolerated higher temperatures than rural ants). The relatively colder spring temperatures in coastal areas (as compared to ...


Ergot And Loline Alkaloid Concentrations In Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Tillers, Rebecca L. Mcculley Feb 2017

Ergot And Loline Alkaloid Concentrations In Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Tillers, Rebecca L. Mcculley

Forage Climate Change Experiment Research Data

Approximately 40 tall fescue tillers were randomly collected and frozen from each of the 20 treatment plots.

Tillers were cut at 7.6 cm above ground level and tested for the presence of the Epichloe endophyte using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Tillers from each plot were sorted into 'infected' vs 'uninfected' groups, lyophilized, and ground through a 1mm screen using a Cyclotec 1093 mill.

Ground material from the endophyte infected tillers was analyzed for ergot and loline alkaloids in the lab of Lowell Bush at the University of Kentucky, Plant and Soil Sciences Dept.

For details on alkaloid analyses see ...


Cattail Management Scenario Simulations Using Mondrian, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Jason P. Martina, Deborah E. Goldberg, William S. Currie Jan 2017

Cattail Management Scenario Simulations Using Mondrian, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Jason P. Martina, Deborah E. Goldberg, William S. Currie

Data Sets

A set of computer simulations using the Mondrian model (ver 3.8) to simulate different approaches for control of invasive cattails.


Dragonfly Distributions In North Dakota, Andre Delorme Ph.D, Hayden Zander Jan 2017

Dragonfly Distributions In North Dakota, Andre Delorme Ph.D, Hayden Zander

Datasets

Set of data for dragonflies (Order Odonata, Suborder Anisoptera) collected in 2016-2017. Data includes species, GPS coordinates, date collected, and sex of adults.


Changes In Balance And Joint Position Sense During A 12-Day High Altitude Trek: The British Services Dhaulagiri Medical Research Expedition, Sarah B. Clarke Jan 2017

Changes In Balance And Joint Position Sense During A 12-Day High Altitude Trek: The British Services Dhaulagiri Medical Research Expedition, Sarah B. Clarke

Datasets

Postural control and joint position sense are essential for safely undertaking leisure and professional activities, particularly at high altitude. We tested whether exposure to a 12-day trek with a gradual ascent to high altitude impairs postural control and joint position sense. This was a repeated measures observational study of 12 military service personnel (28±4 years). Postural control (sway velocity measured by a portable force platform) during standing balance, a Sharpened Romberg Test and knee joint position sense were measured, in England (113m), and at 3 research camps (3619m, 4600m and 5140m) on a 12-day high altitude trek in the ...


Phylogeny And Ontogeny Of Lizard Display Behavior, Michele A. Johnson, E G. Cook, B K. Kircher Jan 2017

Phylogeny And Ontogeny Of Lizard Display Behavior, Michele A. Johnson, E G. Cook, B K. Kircher

Biology Faculty Research

Appendix 1. Descriptions of lizard display.

This appendix provides the descriptions of display data for each lizard genus, compiled from a search of the primary scientific literature. Posture and motion displays components were categorized as types of postural changes, head movements, mouth displays, gular displays, limb movements, and tail movements. An “x” in a cell indicates that at least one species in that genus has been reported to use a given posture or motion in its display. Color displays were categorized by the body location of the color involved in display, with each color reported to be involved in at ...


Data From: Seasonal Variation In The Utility Of A Status Signaling System: Plumage Ornament Predicts Foraging Success Only During Periods Of High Competition, Troy G. Murphy Jan 2017

Data From: Seasonal Variation In The Utility Of A Status Signaling System: Plumage Ornament Predicts Foraging Success Only During Periods Of High Competition, Troy G. Murphy

Biology Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


A Marine Heat Wave Drives Massive Losses From The World’S Largest Seagrass Carbon Stocks [Dataset], Ariane Arias-Ortiz, Oscar Serrano, Pere Masqué, Paul Lavery, Ute A. Mueller, Gary A, Kendrick, Mohammad Rozaimi, Alba Esteban, James W, Fourqurean, Núrià N. Marbà, Miquel-Angel Mateo, Kathy Murray, Michael Rule, Carlos M. Duarte Jan 2017

A Marine Heat Wave Drives Massive Losses From The World’S Largest Seagrass Carbon Stocks [Dataset], Ariane Arias-Ortiz, Oscar Serrano, Pere Masqué, Paul Lavery, Ute A. Mueller, Gary A, Kendrick, Mohammad Rozaimi, Alba Esteban, James W, Fourqurean, Núrià N. Marbà, Miquel-Angel Mateo, Kathy Murray, Michael Rule, Carlos M. Duarte

Research Datasets

The database compiles published data (in Arias-Ortiz et al., 2018) on biogeochemical characteristics (density, organic carbon, stable carbon isotopes and sediment grain size) of soils underneath seagrass meadows in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Pb-210 concentrations of the first 20 cm are included along with C-14 raw ages. The dataset compiles data for a total of 49 cores, 25 - 300 cm-long (11 cores with Pb-210 and C-14 data). Enquiries about the dataset may be sent to Ariane Arias-Ortiz: ariane.arias@uab.cat


"Distribution Of The North American Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsatum) In Northern California" Appendix, Cara L. Appel, William J. Zielinski, Frederick V. Schlexer, Richard Callas, Tim Bean Jan 2017

"Distribution Of The North American Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsatum) In Northern California" Appendix, Cara L. Appel, William J. Zielinski, Frederick V. Schlexer, Richard Callas, Tim Bean

Research Data Sets

Western Wildlife 4:17–28, 2017: The North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) is one of the most widely distributed mammals in North America, but recent reports have suggested declines in parts of its range in the West. In California, we know little about porcupines’ historical or current status; maps of porcupine distribution conflict considerably. Nevertheless, the species is of interest to natural resource managers. For much of the 1900s, foresters and others primarily treated porcupines as pests because of the undesirable damage they inflict by feeding on trees and gnawing on manmade items in search of salt. More recently, porcupines ...


Rmenvdata.Xlsx, George P. Malanson Dec 2016

Rmenvdata.Xlsx, George P. Malanson

George P Malanson

Environmental data for 320 plots in Rocky Mountains alpine tundra


Damm_Komarkova_Cover.Xlsx, George P. Malanson Dec 2016

Damm_Komarkova_Cover.Xlsx, George P. Malanson

George P Malanson

No abstract provided.


Spatially-Dependent Biotic And Abiotic Factors Drive Survivorship And Physical Structure Of Green Roof Vegetation, Jason Aloisio Aug 2016

Spatially-Dependent Biotic And Abiotic Factors Drive Survivorship And Physical Structure Of Green Roof Vegetation, Jason Aloisio

Student Publications

Plant survivorship depends on biotic and abiotic factors that vary at local and regional scales. This survivorship, in turn, has cascading effects on community composition and the physical structure of vegetation. Survivorship of native plant species is variable among populations planted in environmentally stressful habitats like urban roofs, but the degree to which factors at different spatial scales affect survivorship in urban systems is not well understood. We evaluated the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on survivorship, composition and physical structure of two native perennial species assemblages, one characterized by a mixture of C4 grasses and forbs (Hempstead ...


Data For Henson Et Al. 2016, Shandelle M. Henson, James L. Hayward, J M. Cushing, Gordon Atkins, Sumiko K. Weir, Ashley A. Reichert, Wayanne Watson, Wadenerson Saint Martin, Amanda Sandler Jan 2016

Data For Henson Et Al. 2016, Shandelle M. Henson, James L. Hayward, J M. Cushing, Gordon Atkins, Sumiko K. Weir, Ashley A. Reichert, Wayanne Watson, Wadenerson Saint Martin, Amanda Sandler

Shandelle M. Henson

These data are archived for the paper "Adaptation to short-term ENSO fluctuations may provide tipping points for populations subjected to long-term climate change" by Henson et al., submitted.
Additional files:
Supplementary Figure 1 | Sample plots on Violet Point, Protection Island National WildlifeRefuge, Washington, USA. The larger colony extends throughout much of the spit.


Genomics Of Mature And Immature Olfactory Sensory Neuron, Timothy S. Mcclintock Jan 2016

Genomics Of Mature And Immature Olfactory Sensory Neuron, Timothy S. Mcclintock

Physiology Research Data

The Excel file contains probabilistic predictions of which genes are expressed in mature versus immature olfactory sensory neurons, versus the sum of all other cell types in the olfactory epithelium. Responses to bulbectomy, which differentially affects mature and immature olfactory sensory neurons, supports these predictions.


Mouse Osns Express 10,000 Genes, Timothy S. Mcclintock Jan 2016

Mouse Osns Express 10,000 Genes, Timothy S. Mcclintock

Physiology Research Data

This Excel file (both full and compressed versions are available) contains processed GeneChip microarray data that allows predictions of whether a gene is expressed in mature olfactory sensory neurons of mice.


Data From: A Higher Activation Threshold Of Memory Cd8+ T Cells Has A Fitness Cost That Is Modified By Tcr Affinity During Tuberculosis, Stephen M. Carpenter, Claudio Nunes-Alves, Matthew G. Booty, Sing Sing Way, Samuel M. Behar Dec 2015

Data From: A Higher Activation Threshold Of Memory Cd8+ T Cells Has A Fitness Cost That Is Modified By Tcr Affinity During Tuberculosis, Stephen M. Carpenter, Claudio Nunes-Alves, Matthew G. Booty, Sing Sing Way, Samuel M. Behar

MaPS Research Data

Manuscript abstract: T cell vaccines against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and other pathogens are based on the principle that memory T cells rapidly generate effector responses upon challenge, leading to pathogen clearance. Despite eliciting a robust memory CD8+ T cell response to the immunodominant Mtb antigen TB10.4 (EsxH), we find the increased frequency of TB10.4-specific CD8+ T cells conferred by vaccination to be short-lived after Mtb challenge. To compare memory and naïve CD8+ T cell function during their response to Mtb, we track their expansions using TB10.4-specific retrogenic CD8+ T cells. We find that the primary (naïve) response ...


Enrichment And Heterogeneity Of Trace Elements At The Redox-Interface Of Fe-Rich Intertidal Sediments, Annabelle F. Keene, Scott G. Johnston, Richard T. Bush, Edward D. Burton, Leigh A. Sullivan, Matthew Dundon, Angus E. Mcelnea, C Doug Smith, Col R. Ahern, Bernard Powell Sep 2015

Enrichment And Heterogeneity Of Trace Elements At The Redox-Interface Of Fe-Rich Intertidal Sediments, Annabelle F. Keene, Scott G. Johnston, Richard T. Bush, Edward D. Burton, Leigh A. Sullivan, Matthew Dundon, Angus E. Mcelnea, C Doug Smith, Col R. Ahern, Bernard Powell

Associate Professor Edward D Burton

Redox-interfacial sediments can undergo radical geochemical changes with oscillating tides. In this study, we examine trace element enrichment and availability, at both landscape and pedon-scales, in the surface sediments of a remediating acidic tidalwetland. Fe-rich sediments at the surface-water interface (0–10mmin depth) were collected across an elevation gradient spanning the supratidal to subtidal range. These sediments were analysed for solid phase Fe fractions and trace elements (As, Pb, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Zn, V, B, Co, Mo, Ba and U) via dilute HCl-extractions and total digests. Their concentrations were compared with those of underlying (0.05–0.65 m ...


Changes In The Surface Water Chemistry At Low Tide In Drainage Channels At East Trinity Coastal Wetland, Cairns (August 2013), Nicholas J. Ward, Troy Shepherd, Richard T. Bush, Zhaohui Wang Sep 2015

Changes In The Surface Water Chemistry At Low Tide In Drainage Channels At East Trinity Coastal Wetland, Cairns (August 2013), Nicholas J. Ward, Troy Shepherd, Richard T. Bush, Zhaohui Wang

Dr Nicholas J Ward

In this study surface water monitoring was undertaken at a number of locations at the East Trinity wetland site in August 2013 to gain an understanding of the flux of constituents from the drainage system. The monitoring period was set to co-inside with the extreme low-tide cycle to allow the best opportunity to measure flux.


Geochemical Properties Of Acid Sulfate Soils Collected From The East Trinity Coastal Wetland, Cairns 2013, Nicholas J. Ward, Troy Shepherd, Richard T. Bush Sep 2015

Geochemical Properties Of Acid Sulfate Soils Collected From The East Trinity Coastal Wetland, Cairns 2013, Nicholas J. Ward, Troy Shepherd, Richard T. Bush

Dr Nicholas J Ward

Soil samples were collected and analysed from five locations within the East Trinity wetland to examine the temporal changes in the soil chemistry that had occurred since the inundation of this wetland.