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Distribution range contractions and identification of conservation priority areas for canids in Sichuan Province, China
Canids are among the numerous taxonomic groups that have recently experienced significant population declines. The reconstruction of distribution range changes using long-term ecological data can reveal processes underlying ...
Welcome to the Machine: Ir/Responsible Use of Machine Learning in Research Recommendation Tools
Machine learning is changing how researchers interact with scholarly literature. While it has the potential to reveal exciting new connections between areas of study, popular commercial tools that provide recommendations ...
"I Don’t Know what to Say!” Strategies for Responding to and Supporting Targets of Racial Microaggressions
In this session, participants will be introduced to racial microaggressions, or subtle, denigrating messages conveyed to people of color based on their racial or ethnic identity. An overview of the existing research on ...
Chattahoochee Coverlets: Handwoven coverlets and counterpanes from East Central Alabama
This book combines a history of handwoven coverlets and counterpanes in the East Central Alabama region with images of the designs and details of their origins.
Dispersal patterns in Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys
Sex-biased dispersal is common in group-living animals. Due to differences in local demographic and environmental factors, sex-biased dispersal presents many irregular patterns. In this study, a habituated, individually ...
The potential distribution and disappearing of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey: Influences of habitat fragmentation
Analysis of environmental variables and organism occurrence records offers insight that can be used to predict potential distribution areas and habitat fragmentation. For large landscapes, modeling is the most convenient ...
Racial microaggressions: Their effects on mental and physical health
In this webinar session, Jaena Alabi will present a brief history of racial microaggressions research, focusing on the negative mental and physical health outcomes associated with experiencing subtle racism. Strategies ...
An Introduction to Microaggressions for Library Workers
The term “microaggression” was coined to identify subtle occurrences of racism couched in casual comments directed at people of color. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: Better understand how their ...
Using IBM Watson for Discovery and Research Support: A Library-Industry Partnership at Auburn University
Researchers at the Auburn University Libraries are collaborating with cross-campus units and private companies to explore the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) tools to scholarly repositories, ...
"Everyone wants to do the model work, not the data work": Data Cascades in High-Stakes AI
Those who work with data have learned the importance of provenance, documentation, standardization, context, and metadata in maintaining the quality of datasets. This was historically done to preserve their utility for ...
Piloting a Digitization Workflow for Analog Agricultural Data
In the summer of 2021, the head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology contacted the Research Data Management Librarian seeking advice on what to do with the paper records, including original data, of two ...
"What do I think of glory?": On Middlemarch by George Eliot
"What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?" This is the famous reply Emily Dickinson wrote to her bookish cousins in 1873 after her first reading of George Eliot’s novel. Dickinson’s sentiments were also ...
George Henry Lewes, the Real Man of Science Behind George Eliot's Fictional Pedants
This paper demonstrates that George Eliot drew on George Henry Lewes’s actual experience as an emerging scientist in her depiction of two fictional scholars, Edward Casaubon of Middlemarch and Proteus Merman, a lesser-known ...
Victorian Sexual Politics and the Unsettling Case of George Eliot's Response to Walt Whitman
George Eliot and Walt Whitman, two of the most influential writers of the nineteenth century, are rarely discussed in relation to one another. They did not correspond, nor did either writer ever cross the Atlantic. There ...
George Eliot in Romantic Biofiction
Book review of The Honeymoon, by Dinitia Smith, published 2016 by Other Press
The Role of George Henry Lewes in George Eliot's Career: A Reconsideration
Rilett's article examines the "protection" and "encouragement" George Henry Lewes provided to Eliot throughout her fiction-writing career. According to biographers, Lewes showed his selfless devotion to Eliot by encouraging ...
It Takes a Village: Incorporating Intentionality Into Network Development
Do you have problems connecting with colleagues that can answer your questions? Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you aren’t sure who can address a particular knowledge gap? Do you expect network development ...
Microaggressions, harassment, and workplace stress
A panel presentation about microaggressions, harassment, which can contribute to workplace stress. Potential strategies for mitigating the negative effects of experiencing these phenomena are also presented. Part of the ...
Support Scholars Who Share: Combating the Mismatch between Openness Policies and Professional Rewards
Are institutional policies designed to advance open scholarship capable of accomplishing that end? What other consequences might they have for the practice of research? These mandates undoubtedly increase the number of ...
Effects of human activity on the habitat utilization of Himalayan marmot (Marmota himalayana) in Zoige wetland
Human activity is increasingly and persistently disturbing nature and wild animals. Affected wildlife adopts multiple strategies to deal with different human influences. To explore the effect of human activity on habitat ...