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Frequency of Occurrence and Population-Dynamic Consequences of Different Forms of Density-Dependent Emigration 

Harman, Rachel; Goddard, Jerome; Shivaji, Ratnasingham; Cronin, James; 0000-0003-0869-5153 (2022-08-02)
Emigration is a fundamental process affecting species' local, regional, and large-scale dynamics. The paradigmatic view in ecology is that emigration is density independent (DIE) or positive density dependent (1DDE). ...

The demographic basis of population regulation in Columbian ground squirrels 

Dobson, Stephen; Oli, Madan; 0000-0001-5562-6316 (2022-07-29)
Environmental factors influence the dynamics and regulation of biological populations through their influences on demographic variables, but demographic mechanisms of population regulation have received little attention. ...

The evolution of signal design in manakin plumage ornaments 

Doucet, Stephanie; Mennill, Daniel; Hill, Geoffrey; 0000-0001-9314-6700; 0000-0001-8864-6495 (2022-07-29)
Animal signals are characterized by two design components: efficacy (detectability) and content (message being conveyed). Selection for efficient signal perception should favor the evolution of traits that exhibit an optimal ...

An Overlooked Hotspot? Rapid Biodiversity Assessment Reveals a Region of Exceptional Herpetofaunal Richness in the Southeastern United States 

Graham, Sean P.; Steen, David A.; Nelson, Kerry T.; Durso, Andrew M.; Maerz, John C (2022-07-29)
We conducted a competitive bioblitz survey in four Georgia counties to raise awareness of a unique and species rich herpetofauna in the Pine Mountain/ Fall Line Sandhills Region of Georgia, and compared documented species ...

Visitors to Southeastern Hawkmoth Flowers 

Graham, Sean P. (2022-07-29)
- Despite global concern for the status of animal pollinators, studies on pollination systems in the southeastern United States are disproportionately low compared to the diversity of this region. For example, sphingophilous, ...

Biomechanical factors influencing successful self-righting in the pleurodire turtle Emydura subglobosa 

Rubin, Alex M.; Blob, Richard W.; Mayerl, Christopher J.; 0000-0002-0436-0279 (2022-07-29)
Self-righting performance is a key ability for most terrestrial animals, and has been used as a metric of fitness, exhaustion and thermal limits in a variety of taxa. However, there is little understanding of the underlying ...

The Vitamin A-Redox Hypothesis: A Biochemical Basis for Honest Signaling via Carotenoid Pigmentation 

Hill, Geoffrey; Johnson, James D; 0000-0001-8864-6495 (2022-07-29)
Trade-offs in resource allocation have been widely stated as the means by which the honesty of ornamental traits is maintained, but an alternative to this resource trade-off hypothesis is that production of ornamentation ...

Indira Gandhi Canal 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-26)
This file contains a digital map of the Indira Gandhi Canal (India) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The Indira Gandhi Canal was primarily designed to ...

Goldfields Water Supply Scheme 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-26)
This file contains a digital map of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme (Australia) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, ...

New Valley Project 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-26)
This file contains a digital map of the New Valley Project (Egypt) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The New Valley Project, also known as Toshka Project, ...

Cutzamala System 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-26)
This file contains a digital map of the Cutzamala System (Mexico) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The Cutzamala System evolved from an earlier aqueduct ...

Irtysh-Karaganda Canal 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-26)
This file contains a digital map of the Irtysh-Karaganda Canal (Kazakhstan) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The Irtysh-Karaganda Canal is officially known ...

Los Angeles Aqueduct 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-22)
This file contains a digital map of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (U.S.A.) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The Los Angeles Aqueduct is a complex, “gravity-flow” ...

Central Arizona Project 

Chaney, Philip L (2022-04-18)
This file contains a digital map of the Central Arizona Project (U.S.A.) in Google Earth KMZ format that was produced as part of The IBT Water Project at Auburn University. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is a complex ...

An in vivo test of the biologically relevant roles of carotenoids as antioxidants in animals 

Weaver, Ryan, J.; Wang, Phillip; Hill, Geoffrey, E.; Cobine, Paul A.; 0000-0002-6160-4735; 0000-0001-6012-0985 (2022-03-13)
Carotenoids are well known for their contribution to the vibrant coloration of many animals and have been hypothesized to be important antioxidants. Surprisingly few examples of carotenoids acting as biologically relevant ...

Thermal spikes from the urban heat island increase mortality and alter physiology of lizard embryos 

Hall, Joshua M.; Warner, Daniel A.; 0000-0002-5587-3402; 0000-0001-7231-7785 (2022-03-13)
Effects of global change (i.e. urbanization, climate change) on adult organisms are readily used to predict the persistence of populations. However, effects on embryo survival and patterns of development are less studied, ...

High activity before breeding improves reproductive performance by enhancing mitochondrial function and biogenesis 

Zhang, Yufeng; Brasher, Adam L.; Park, Noel R.; Taylor, Halie A.; Kavazis, Andreas N.; Hood, Wendy R.; 0000-0002-8398-3908 (2022-03-13)
Understanding of physiological responses of organisms is typically based on data collected during an isolated event. Although many fundamental insights have been gained from these studies, evaluating the response to a ...

A Call to Develop Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) for Nonmajors Courses 

Ballen, Cissy J.; Blum, Jessamina E.; Brownell, Sara; Hebert, Sadie; Hewlett, James; Klein, Joanna R.; McDonald, Erik A.; Monti, Denise L.; Nold, Stephen C.; 0000-0002-4693-6117 (2022-03-11)
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) for non-science majors (non-majors) are potentially distinct from CUREs for developing scientists in their goals, learning objectives, and assessment strategies. While ...

Discovery and Broad Relevance May Be Insignificant Components of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences [CUREs] for Non-Biology Majors 

Ballen, Cissy J.; Thompson, Seth K.; Blum, Jessamina E.; Newstrom, Nicholas P.; Cotner, Cotner (2022-03-11)
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are a type of laboratory learning environment associated with a science course, in which undergraduates participate in novel research. According to Auchincloss et al. ...