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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 ...

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 ...

Methane emissions from global rice fields: Magnitude, spatiotemporal patterns, and environmental controls 

Zhang, Bowen; Tian, Hanqin; Ren, Wei; Tao, Bo; Lu, Chaoqun; Yang, Jia; Banger, Kamaljit; Pan, Shufen; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0001-7920-1427 (2020-04-02)
Given the importance of the potential positive feedback between methane (CH4) emissions and climate change, it is critical to accurately estimate the magnitude and spatiotemporal patterns of CH4 emissions from global rice ...

Methane exchange between marshland and the atmosphere over China during 1949-2008 

Xu, Xiaofeng; Tian, Hanqin; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0002-6553-6514 (2020-02-25)
We used a process-based ecosystem model to examine methane (CH4) fluxes in the marshland across China as a result of multifactor global changes during 1949–2008. Our simulated results show a significant declining rate of ...

Microsatellite and mating type markers reveal unexpected patterns of genetic diversity in the pine root‐infecting fungus Grosmannia alacris 

Duong, Tuan A.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Wingfield, Michael J.; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2021-03-22)
Grosmannia alacris is a fungus commonly associated with root‐infesting bark beetles occurring on Pinus spp. The fungus has been recorded in South Africa, the USA, France, Portugal and Spain and importantly, has been ...

Modeling for proximate analysis and heating value of torrefied biomass with vibration spectroscopy 

Via, Brian; Adhikari, Sushil; Taylor, Steve (2013-04-11)
The goal of this study was to characterize the changes in biomass with torrefaction for near infrared reflectance (NIR) and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy for sweetgum, ...

Multi-dimensional space use: the final frontier 

Belant, Jerrold L.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Martin, James A.; Gitzen, Robert A. (2019-12-13)

Near Infrared Spectroscopy Calibration for Wood Chemistry: Which Chemometric Technique Is Best for Prediction and Interpretation? 

Via, Brian K.; Zhou, Chengfeng; Acquah, Gifty E.; Jiang, Wei; Eckhardt, Lori G. (2019-08-02)
This paper addresses the precision in factor loadings during partial least squares (PLS) and principal components regression (PCR) of wood chemistry content from near infrared reflectance (NIR) spectra. The precision of ...

On the potential of lignin-containing cellulose nanofibrils (LCNFs): a review on properties and applications 

Solala, Iina; Iglesias, Maria C.; Peresin, Maria S.; 0000-0003-2619-5320 (2020-02-29)
This review outlines the present state and recent progress in the area of lignin-containing cellulose nanofibrils (LCNFs), an emerging family of green cellulose nanomaterials. Different types of LCNF raw materials are ...

Peromyscus responses to alternative forest management systems in the Missouri Ozarks, USA 

Gitzen, Robert A.; Renken, Rochelle B.; Fantz, Debby K.; Wolf, Alexander J.; Jensen, Randy G.; Favara, Jean; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2019-07-30)
Operational-scale forest management experiments are long-term investments because harvest treatment effects may be dynamic throughout one or more rotation lengths. We examined deermouse (Peromyscus spp.) abundance over the ...

Prediction of strand feedstock mechanical properties with near infrared spectroscopy. 

Kohan, Neil; Via, Brian; Taylor, Steve (2013-04-04)
Wood strands either prepared in the laboratory or from a manufacturing plant were assessed for their ultimate tensile strength, tensile MOE, bending strength, and bending stiffness, and then near infrared spectroscopy was ...

Rapid Quantitative Analysis of Forest Biomass Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Partial Least Squares Regression 

Acquah, Gifty E.; Via, Brian K.; Fasina, Oladiran O.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0003-4269-0903; 0000-0003-2676-7376; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-04-02)
Fourier transform infrared reflectance (FTIR) spectroscopy has been used to predict properties of forest logging residue, a very heterogeneous feedstock material. Properties studied included the chemical composition, thermal ...

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 ...

Relationships among hosts, habitats, and ticks throughout Alabama 

Merritt, Emily; Lockaby, Graeme; Mathias, Derrick (2018-04-18)
Ticks are the foremost parasites of wildlife and humans in the United States, and may transmit pathogens associated with Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, spotted fever Rickettsiosis, and others. Despite the high occurrence of ...

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 ...

The Response of Visible/Near Infrared Absorbance to Wood-Staining Fungi 

Via, Brian; Eckhardt, Lori; So, C; Shupe, Todd; Groom, Les; Stine, Mike (2013-04-09)
The influence of blue-stain fungi [Ophiostoma minus (Hedgcock) H. and P. Sydow and Leptographium serpens (Goid.) Siemaszko] on absorbance at the visible and near infrared wavelengths was investigated. Forty trees were ...

Root-Inhabiting Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and their Fungal Associates Breeding in Dying Loblolly Pine in Alabama 

Matusick, George; Menard, Roger D.; Zeng, Yuan; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Zeng, Yuan (2019-08-02)
Root feeding bark beetles in the family Curculionidae and the ophiostomatoid fungi they vector contribute to root disorders of Pinus species around the world. In the southeastern United States root feeding beetles in the ...

Screening Pinus taeda (loblolly pine) families for physical and mechanical properties using vibrational spectroscopy 

Acquah, Gifty E.; Via, Brian K.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0003-4269-0903 (2020-05-26)
In a bid to control the loblolly pine decline complex, stakeholders are using the selection and deployment of genetically superior families that are disease tolerant. It is vital that we do not compromise other important ...

Severe Long-Lasting Drought Accelerated Carbon Depletion in the Mongolian Plateau 

Lu, Chaoqun; Tian, Hanqin; Yu, Zhen; Pan, Shufen; Dangal, Shree; Zhang, Bowen; Yang, Jin; Pederson, Neil; Hessl, Amy; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0001-7920-1427; 0000-0001-9529-8206; 0000-0002-8370-0509; 0000-0003-2019-9603 (2020-02-25)
Paleoclimate records identified a severe drought lasting approximately a decade on the Mongolian Plateau during the 2000s, the severity of which was only exceeded by a single drought during the last two millennia. Under ...

Simulated data and code for analysis of herpetofauna response to forest management in the Missouri Ozarks 

Rota, Christopher T.; Wolf, Alexander J.; Renken, Rochelle B; Gitzen, Robert A.; Fantz, Debby K.; Montgomery, Robert A.; Olson, Matthew G.; Vangilder, Larry D.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2020-02-29)
We present predictor variables and R and Stan code for simulating and analyzing counts of Missouri Ozark herpetofauna in response to three forest management strategies. Our code performs four primary purposes: import ...