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Improving Representation of Crop Growth and Yield in the Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model and Its Application to China 

Zhang, Jingting; Tian, Hanqin; Yang, Jia; Pan, Shufen; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1806-4091 (2022-07-29)
To accurately assess the roles of agriculture in securing food security and maintaining environmental sustainability, it is essential to improve the representation of crop growth, development, and yield formation in global ...

BODY-MASS, STRUCTURAL SIZE, AND LIFE-HISTORY PATTERNS OF THE COLUMBIAN GROUND-SQUIRREL 

Dobson, Stephen; 0000-0001-5562-6316 (2022-07-29)
Columbian ground squirrels (Spermophilus columbianus) exhibit an elevational cline in several life-history traits and in body mass. Body mass is a trait that might interact with the elevational changes in life histories, ...

Teeth, Sex, and Testosterone: Aging in the World's Smallest Primate 

Zohdy, Sarah; Gerber, Brian D.; Tecot, Stacey; Blanco, Marina B.; Winchester, Julia M.; Wright, Patricia C.; Jernvall, Jukka; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) are an exciting new primate model for understanding human aging and disease. In captivity, Microcebus murinus develops human-like ailments of old age after five years (e.g., neurodegeneration ...

Aedes albopictus is a competent vector of Zika virus: A meta-analysis 

McKenzie, Benjamin A.; Wilson, Alan E.; Zohdy, Sarah; 0000-0003-1080-0354; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Much work has been done in recent years to determine the vector competence of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) for Zika virus (ZIKV). If competent, Ae. albopictus could become an important vector in the spread of ZIKV to areas ...

Field evaluation of synthetic lure (3-methyl-1-butanol) when compared to non odor-baited control in capturing Anopheles mosquitoes in varying land-use sites in Madagascar 

Zohdy, Sarah; Derfus, Kristin; Andrianjafy, Mbolatiana Tovo; Wright, Patricia C.; Gillespie, Thomas R.; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Background: Malaria is the 4th largest cause of mortality in Madagascar. To better understand malaria transmission dynamics, it is crucial to map the distribution of the malaria vectors, mosquitoes belonging to the genus ...

Small-scale land-use variability affects Anopheles spp. distribution and concomitant Plasmodium infection in humans and mosquito vectors in southeastern Madagascar 

Zohdy, Sarah; Derfus, Kristin; Headrick, Emily G.; Andrianjafy, Mbolatiana Tovo; Wright, Patricia C.; Gillespie, Thomas R.; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Background: Deforestation and land-use change have the potential to alter human exposure to malaria. A large percentage of Madagascar's original forest cover has been lost to slash-and-burn agriculture, and malaria is one ...

Mapping the Social Network: Tracking lice in a wild primate population (Microcebus rufus) to infer social contacts and vector potential 

Zohdy, Sarah; Kemp, Addison D.; Durden, Lance A.; Wright, Patricia C.; Jernvall, Jukka; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Studies of host-parasite interactions have the potential to provide insights into the ecology of both organisms involved. We monitored the movement of sucking lice (Lemurpediculus verruculosus), parasites that require ...

Regional sources of nitrous oxide over the United States: Seasonal variation and spatial distribution 

Miller, S.M.; Kort, E. A.; Hirsch, A. I.; Dlugokencky, E. J.; Andrews, A. E.; Xu, X; Tian, H; Nehrkorn, T.; Eluszkiewicz, J.; Michalak, A.M.; Wofsy, S. C.; 0000-0002-1806-4091 (2022-03-04)
his paper presents top-down constraints on the magnitude, spatial distribution, andseasonality of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions over the central United States. We analyzedata from tall towers in 2004 and 2008 using a high ...

Integrating info-gap decision theory with robust population management: a case study using the Mountain Plover 

Post van der Burg, Max; Tyre, Andrew J. (2022-03-04)
Wildlife managers often make decisions under considerable uncertainty. In the most extreme case, a complete lack of data leads to uncertainty that is unquantifiable. Information-gap decision theory deals with assessing ...

China's terrestrial carbon balance: Contributions from multiple global change factors 

Tian, Hanqin; Melillo, Jerry; Lu, Chaoqun; Kicklighter, David; Liu, Mingliang; Ren, Wei; Xu, Xiaofeng; Chen, Guangsheng; Zhang, Chi; Pan, Shufen; Liu, Jiyuan; Running, Steven; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0001-7920-1427 (2022-03-04)
The magnitude, spatial, and temporal patterns of the terrestrial carbon sink and theunderlying mechanisms remain uncertain and need to be investigated. China is importantin determining the global carbon balance in terms ...

Investigation of Adult Male White-tailed Deer Excursions Outside Their Home Range 

Karns, Gabriel R.; Lancia, Richard A.; DePerno, Christopher S.; Conner, Mark C. (2022-03-03)
- Although male and female Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) exhibit high site fi delity throughout the year, individuals occasionally leave their home ranges on short excursions during the fall and winter months. ...

Maternal life history of white-tailed deer: factors affecting fetal sex allocation, conception timing, and senescence 

Karns, G. R.; Holland, A. M.; Seury, T. D.; Ditchkoff, S. S.; 0000-0001-6754-8319; 0000-0002-7414-5777 (2022-03-03)
Questions: How does maternal condition and regional variation in resource abundance affect fetal sex ratio allocation, timing of litter conception, and decreased fecundity due to senescence? Data studied: We used female ...

Reproduction in Male Crotalus adamanteus Beauvois(Eastern Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake): Relationship of Plasma Testosterone to Testis and Kidney Dimensions and the Mating Season 

Hoss, Shannon K.; Schuett, Gordon W.; Earley, Ryan L.; Smith, Lora L.; 0000-0002-5877-221X (2022-03-03)
The reproductive ecology of male Crotalus adamanteus Beauvois (Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake) from southwestern Georgia (Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Baker County) was studied from 14 August 2003 to ...

China's land cover and land use change from 1700 to 2005: Estimations from high‐resolution satellite data and historical archives 

Liu, Mingliang; Tian, Hanqin; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0002-1963-5933 (2022-03-03)
One of the major limitations in assessing the impacts of human activities on globalbiogeochemical cycles and climate is a shortage of reliable data on historical landcover and land use change (LCLUC). China had extreme ...

Temperature Changes in Central Asia from 1979 to 2011 Based on Multiple Datasets* 

Hu, Zengyun; Zhang, Chi; Hu, Qi; Tian, Hanqin; 0000-0002-4259-9141 (2022-03-03)
The arid and semiarid region in central Asia is sensitive and vulnerable to climate variations. However, the sparse and highly unevenly distributed meteorological stations in the region provide limited data for understanding ...

Using the red-imported fire ant to study invasive species removal and reinvasion 

Morehart, Morgan; Gitzen, Robert; Terhune, Theron; Lepczyk, Christopher; 0000-0003-0869-9656; 0000-0001-8507-8197; 0000-0003-1496-1446; 0000-0002-5316-3159 (2022-02-27)

Decision making tools for evaluating candidate species for de-extinction 

Von Hagen, R. Lynn; Prakash, Vasavi; Chalkowski, Kayleigh; Gitzen, Robert; Fantle-Lepczyk, Jean; Hartman, Patricia; Lepczyk, Chris; 0000-0002-6991-6418; 0000-0002-0136-4557; 0000-0001-8507-8197; 0000-0001-5388-0871; 0000-0003-2611-106X; 0000-0002-5316-3159 (2022-01-19)
As genetic editing technologies develop and the possibility of species resurrection becomes more likely, de-extinction is being considered as a tool to restore extinct species and stem biodiversity loss. While promising, ...

Translocation to a fragmented landscape: survival, movement, and site fidelity of Northern Bobwhites 

Terhune, Theron M.; Sisson, D. Clay; Palmer, William E.; Faircloth; Stribling, H. Lee; Carroll, John P. (2021-05-05)
Habitat fragmentation, degradation, and loss have taxed early-successional species including the Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and numerous grassland obligate birds. Translocation is often applied to counteract ...

Tuning stochastic matrix models with hydrologic data to predict the population dynamics of a riverine fish 

Sakaris, Peter; Irwin, Elise R. (2021-05-05)
We developed stochastic matrix models to evaluate the effects of hydrologicalteration and variable mortality on the population dynamics of a lotic fish in a regulated riversystem. Models were applied to a representative ...