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Water-Wise Landscaping: Practical Turfgrass Area, Kelly Kopp, Paul Johnson 2011 Utah State University

Water-Wise Landscaping: Practical Turfgrass Area, Kelly Kopp, Paul Johnson

CWEL Extension Fact Sheets

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Nebraska Bird Review (March 2011) 79(1), Whole Issue, 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Bird Review (March 2011) 79(1), Whole Issue

Nebraska Bird Review

Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Treasurer’s Report, December 31, 2010 ... 2

Color Photo Section ... 3

Winter Field Report, December 2010 to February 2011 ... 7

2010–2011 Christmas Bird Counts ... 20

A Late-Season Breeding Record for the Summer Tanager in Nebraska ... 33

Book Review: Wild Birding Colorado: The Big Year of 2010 ... 37

Book Review: The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America ... 38

Color Photo Section ... 39

Subscription and Organization Information ... 43


Winter Field Report, December 2010 To February 2011, W. Ross Silcock 2011 Nebraska Ornithologists' Union

Winter Field Report, December 2010 To February 2011, W. Ross Silcock

Nebraska Bird Review

This winter was pretty much a rerun of last, although perhaps not as severe; I could have used last winter's Introduction again. If there was an overall theme, it would be the widespread occurrences of species that would not be expected to linger into late December and January. Several species of waterbirds, notably Blue-winged Teal, scoters, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, and Homed and Red-necked Grebes were in this category. Large numbers of Western Grebes were still at Lake McConaughy in early January, and surprisingly late individuals of Black-crowned Night-Heron and Plegadis ibis were located. Mourning Doves were in good ...


Book Review [Of Wild Birding Colorado: The Big Year Of 2010], W. Ross Silcock 2011 Nebraska Ornithologists' Union

Book Review [Of Wild Birding Colorado: The Big Year Of 2010], W. Ross Silcock

Nebraska Bird Review

Nebraska birders might remember seeing reports posted to NEBirds a few years back by Cole Wild, a native Coloradan whose mother's family is from Nebraska. Cole took up birding at age 19, spurred by an earlier high school environmental science class that required identification of 100 species of birds. As with many of us, a brightly plumaged bird, in this case a Western Tanager, resulted in "the birdwatching gene" in Cole suddenly being "switched to the ON position." Soon after, Cole went on a "what the heck, I'll try it" field trip to see a Kelp Gull at ...


A Late-Season Breeding Record For The Summer Tanager In Nebraska, Eric C. Hopps 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Late-Season Breeding Record For The Summer Tanager In Nebraska, Eric C. Hopps

Nebraska Bird Review

The breeding range of the Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) is well documented and expands across the southern U.S. extending northward to New Jersey and west along and south of the Great Lakes to the eastern edge of the Great Plains (Terres 1991; Robinson 1996). In Nebraska the species is generally confined to the Lower Missouri and Platte River Valleys where it occurs locally (Sharpe et al. 2001). Because the species exists in relatively low numbers across southeastern Nebraska, there are few breeding and nesting records for the state. Fewer than 10 breeding records, including one historical account have been ...


2010–2011 Christmas Bird Counts, Don Paseka 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2010–2011 Christmas Bird Counts, Don Paseka

Nebraska Bird Review

Fourteen Christmas Bird Counts were held in Nebraska in the 2010–2011 season. The Branched Oak–Seward count was canceled due to weather, but in comparison to last year, the weather was generally dry, mild, and cooperative. Even though open water was limited, the species associated with water were well represented, resulting in the highest total number of species (149) ever, easily topping the previous high count of 138 in 2001. In all, 17 species set new high counts, 5 tied previous highs, and the amazing Brown-headed Nuthatches stayed in Lincoln and were counted for the first time in Nebraska ...


Host-Microbial Symbiosis In The Vertebrate Gastrointestinal Tract And The Lactobacillus Reuteri Paradigm, Jens Walter, Robert A. Britton, Stefan Roos 2011 University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Host-Microbial Symbiosis In The Vertebrate Gastrointestinal Tract And The Lactobacillus Reuteri Paradigm, Jens Walter, Robert A. Britton, Stefan Roos

Faculty Publications in Food Science and Technology

Vertebrates engage in symbiotic associations with vast and complex microbial communities that colonize their gastrointestinal tracts. Recent advances have provided mechanistic insight into the important contributions of the gut microbiome to vertebrate biology, but questions remain about the evolutionary processes that have shaped symbiotic interactions in the gut and the consequences that arise for both the microbes and the host. Here we discuss the biological principles that underlie microbial symbiosis in the vertebrate gut and the potential of the development of mutualism. We then review phylogenetic and experimental studies on the vertebrate symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri that have provided novel insight ...


Human Performance Lab Newsletter, March 2011, St. Cloud State University 2011 St. Cloud State University

Human Performance Lab Newsletter, March 2011, St. Cloud State University

Human Performance Lab Newsletter

Contents of this issue include:

  • Kelly's Corner by David Bacharach
  • Socket Wall Texture by Janna Miron
  • Don’t Lose the Big Picture: Insights for Training by Dennis Madden
  • Block Angle in Swim Starts by Kate Kaufmann
  • Ischemic Strength Training by Chad Johnson
  • HPL Alumni Feature: Dr. Bruce Johnson, 1983


A Synthesis Of Plant Invasion Effects On Biodiversity Across Spatial Scales, Kristin I. Powell, Jonathan M. Chase, Tiffany M. Knight 2011 Washington University in St Louis

A Synthesis Of Plant Invasion Effects On Biodiversity Across Spatial Scales, Kristin I. Powell, Jonathan M. Chase, Tiffany M. Knight

Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations

PREMISE OF THE STUDY:

Invasive plant species are typically thought to pose a large threat to native biodiversity, and local-scale studies typically confirm this view. However, plant invaders rarely cause regional extirpations or global extinctions, causing some to suggest that invasive species' influence on native biodiversity may not be so dire. We aim to synthesize the seemingly conflicting literature in plant invasion biology by evaluating the effects of invasive plant species across spatial scales.

METHODS:

We first conducted a meta-analysis on the effects of invasive plants on the species richness of invaded communities across a range of spatial extents. We ...


New World Origins Of Southwest Pacific Gesneriaceae: Multiple Movements Across And Within The South Pacific, Vincent L. Woo, Minde M. Funke, James F. Smith, Peter J. Lockhart, Philip J. Garnock-Jones 2011 Victoria University of Wellington

New World Origins Of Southwest Pacific Gesneriaceae: Multiple Movements Across And Within The South Pacific, Vincent L. Woo, Minde M. Funke, James F. Smith, Peter J. Lockhart, Philip J. Garnock-Jones

Biology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Coronanthereae is a tribe of ~20 species with a suite of unique morphological characters and a disjunct geographic distribution in the Southern Hemisphere. Three species are found in southern South America and the remainder in the southwest Pacific. It has been suggested, because of this distribution and disjunction, that Coronanthereae represents a relictual Gondwanan group from which the two major lineages in the family, the Old World Cyrtandroideae and the New World Gesnerioideae, originated. We tested this hypothesis by using phylogenetic analyses of nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences, ancestral-area reconstruction, and molecular dating. The tribe is placed within the mostly ...


Driving For Results: Building A Strong Local Aann Chapter To Assure Relevance In Neuroscience Nursing, Holly Tavianini RN, BSN, MSHSA, CNRN, Jill Hinnershitz MSN, RN 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Driving For Results: Building A Strong Local Aann Chapter To Assure Relevance In Neuroscience Nursing, Holly Tavianini Rn, Bsn, Mshsa, Cnrn, Jill Hinnershitz Msn, Rn

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Open To The Public: Meeting The Nursing Challenge Of A Diverse America, Bonnie Wasilowsky RN, BSPA-HCA, CNRN 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Open To The Public: Meeting The Nursing Challenge Of A Diverse America, Bonnie Wasilowsky Rn, Bspa-Hca, Cnrn

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Limited Transplantation Of Antigen-Expressing Hematopoietic Stem Cells Induces Long-Lasting Cytotoxic T Cell Responses, Warren L. Denning, Jun Xu, Siqi Guo, Christopher A. Klug, Zdenek Hel 2011 Old Dominion University

Limited Transplantation Of Antigen-Expressing Hematopoietic Stem Cells Induces Long-Lasting Cytotoxic T Cell Responses, Warren L. Denning, Jun Xu, Siqi Guo, Christopher A. Klug, Zdenek Hel

Bioelectrics Publications

Harnessing the ability of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) to recognize and eradicate tumor or pathogen-infected cells is a critical goal of modern immune-based therapies. Although multiple immunization strategies efficiently induce high levels of antigen-specific CTLs, the initial increase is typically followed by a rapid contraction phase resulting in a sharp decline in the frequency of functional CTLs. We describe a novel approach to immunotherapy based on a transplantation of low numbers of antigen-expressing hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) following nonmyeloablative or partially myeloablative conditioning. Continuous antigen presentation by a limited number of differentiated transgenic hematopoietic cells results in an induction and ...


Transformation Of Fusarium Verticillioides With A Polyketide Gene Cluster Isolated From A Fungal Endophyte Activates The Biosynthesis Of Fusaric Acid, Yunxuan Xie, Wei Zhang, Yaoyao Li, Mingzi Wang, Ronald Cerny, Yue Shen, Liangcheng Du 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Transformation Of Fusarium Verticillioides With A Polyketide Gene Cluster Isolated From A Fungal Endophyte Activates The Biosynthesis Of Fusaric Acid, Yunxuan Xie, Wei Zhang, Yaoyao Li, Mingzi Wang, Ronald Cerny, Yue Shen, Liangcheng Du

Liangcheng Du Publications

A large number of bioactive natural products have been isolated from plant endophytic fungi. However, molecular mechanisms for the biosynthesis of these metabolites have lagged behind because genetic and biochemical studies are difficult to perform within many of the endophytes. In this work, we describe our attempt to express a putative mycoepoxydiene (MED) biosynthetic gene cluster in Fusarium verticillioides, which has a well-developed genetic system for the study fungal polyketide biosynthesis. MED was isolated from Phomopsis sp. A123, a fungal endophyte of the mangrove plant, Kandelia candel. It has several unusual structural features and interesting biological activities. Integration of this ...


2010 Oregon Vineyard And Winery Report, United States National Agricultural Statistics Service, Oregon Field Office, Chris Mertz, Vernisha Bethea, Andrew Cochran, Ann Clemon 2011 Linfield College

2010 Oregon Vineyard And Winery Report, United States National Agricultural Statistics Service, Oregon Field Office, Chris Mertz, Vernisha Bethea, Andrew Cochran, Ann Clemon

Oregon Wine Board Documents

This statewide survey report on vineyards and wineries in Oregon covers bearing and nonbearing acres, size of vineyard operation, variety and county, size distribution, prices, yields, crush, inventory, and sales. The report also contains some comparisons of data for 2009 and 2010, along with a "quick facts" section for the period from 2000-2010. According to this report, Oregon wine grape production was down 22% in 2010.


Impact Of Marine Extracts Applications On Cv. Syrah Grape (Vitis Vinifera L.) Yield Components, Harvest Juice Quality Parameters, And Nutrient Uptake, Jonathan Martin 2011 California Polytechnic State University

Impact Of Marine Extracts Applications On Cv. Syrah Grape (Vitis Vinifera L.) Yield Components, Harvest Juice Quality Parameters, And Nutrient Uptake, Jonathan Martin

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Vineyard management practices have an impact on grape berry development in ways that influence the quality of wine made from those grapes. The goal of this study was to determine whether exogenous applications of marine extracts on Syrah grapes can influence yield components, harvest juice quality parameters, and nutrient uptake. From 2009 to 2011, Syrah grape vines at the Trestle Vineyard on the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo campus received individual doses of marine extract via fertigation at berry set and veraison proportional to the amount they would receive on an annual per-acre basis based on the extract ...


Pcr Primers For The Detection Of Propane And Butane-Oxidizing Microorganisms, Brian Jeremy Chan 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Pcr Primers For The Detection Of Propane And Butane-Oxidizing Microorganisms, Brian Jeremy Chan

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In an increasingly energy-hungry world, our capacity to meet the heightened energy demands of the future has become a pressing matter. The most urgent of these concerns are tied to the accessibility of petroleum. Various experts have proselytized both the imminent arrival of peak oil production rates and the ensuing decline of those rates thereafter. And to that end, the development of novel and advanced oil exploration methodologies has become almost as important as finding the sources of oil themselves.

The soils above petroleum reservoirs play host to various communities of alkane- oxidizing bacteria that can utilize the natural gas ...


Combining Conventional Tests And Terminal Restriction Fragment Analysis To Evaluate Microbial Quality Of Raw Milk, Haibin Guo 2011 California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Combining Conventional Tests And Terminal Restriction Fragment Analysis To Evaluate Microbial Quality Of Raw Milk, Haibin Guo

Master's Theses and Project Reports

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Abstract

Combining Conventional Tests and Terminal Restriction Fragment Analysis to Evaluate Microbial Quality of Raw Milk

Haibin Guo

The dairy industry is an important part in the domestic economy in the U.S. and the quality of dairy products hinges on raw milk quality. Microorganisms ...


The Relationship Between 11-Ketotestosterone, Cortisol, And Testosterone And Condition Index For Poecilia Reticulata, Shelly Gupta, Brandy G. Kalbach 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Relationship Between 11-Ketotestosterone, Cortisol, And Testosterone And Condition Index For Poecilia Reticulata, Shelly Gupta, Brandy G. Kalbach

Biological Sciences

The guppy, Poecilia reticulata, is a common study organism for behavioral and other ecological experiments (Houde, 1997). As far as we know, no previous data have been compiled regarding hormones and condition index of guppies. In this experiment we examined the relationship between circulating levels of three hormones (testosterone, 11-ketotestosterone and cortisol) and condition index in males and also made comparisons among the hormone levels, for three guppy sites from the northern range of Trinidad – Aripo River, Marianne River and Small Crayfish River. Hormone samples were obtained using non-invasive water borne techniques and quantified by our collaborator. The condition index ...


The Effects Of Carbohydrate, Caffeine, And Protein On Endurance Performance, Tony Zapata 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Effects Of Carbohydrate, Caffeine, And Protein On Endurance Performance, Tony Zapata

Kinesiology

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