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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 ...

Simulated Summer Rainfall Variability Effects on Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Seedling Physiology and Susceptibility to Root-Infecting Ophiostomatoid Fungi 

Chieppa, Jeff; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Chappelka, Arthur; 0000-0002-3270-8199; 0000-0001-9404-9638 (2020-04-01)
Seedlings from four families of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) were grown in capped open-top chambers and exposed to three different weekly moisture regimes for 13 weeks. Moisture regimes varied in intensity and frequency ...

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 ...

Statistical Danger Zone 

Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Gitzen, Robert A.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2020-04-01)

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 ...

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 ...

Tick-Borne Illnesses of Alabama: Relationships Among Hosts, Habitats, and Ticks Throughout the State 

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 ...

Ticks and Tick-Borne Illnesses of Alabama 

Merritt, Emily; Lockaby, Graeme (2018-04-18)
Presentation to a hunter education class on ticks and tick-borne illnesses, their risks, and related preventative/avoidance measures. Also includes a summary of Auburn University's research efforts and preliminary results.

Ticks of Alabama 

Merritt, Emily (2018-04-18)
Ticks of Alabama and the illnesses they transmit (based on the most recent research available to-date).

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 ...

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)

Vegetation Functional Properties Determine Uncertainty of Simulated Ecosystem Productivity: A Traceability Analysis in the East Asian Monsoon Region 

Cui, Erqian; Huang, Kun; Arain, Muhammad Altaf; Fisher, Joshua B.; Huntzinger, Deborah N.; Ito, Akihiko; Luo, Yiqi; Jain, Atul K.; Mao, Jiafu; Michalak, Anna M.; Niu, Shuli; Parazoo, Nicholas C.; Peng, Changhui; Peng, Shushi; Poulter, Benjamin; Ricciuto, Daniel M.; Schaefer, Kevin M.; Schwalm, Christoper R.; Shi, Xiaoying; Tian, Hanqin; Wang, Weile; Wang, Jinsong; Wei, Yaxing; Yan, Enrong; Yan, Liming; Zeng, Ning; Zhu, Qiuan; Xia, Jianyang; 0000-0002-1806-4091 (2020-04-02)
Global and regional projections of climate change by Earth system models are limited by their uncertain estimates of terrestrial ecosystem productivity. At the middle to low latitudes, the East Asian monsoon region has ...

Who let the cats out? A global meta-analysis on risk of parasitic infection in indoor versus outdoor domestic cats (Felis catus) 

Chalkowski, Kayleigh; Wilson, Alan E.; Lepczyk, Christopher A.; Zohdy, Sarah; http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0136-4557 (2019-09-17)
Parasitic infection risks in domestic animals may increase as a result of outdoor activities, often leading to transmission events to and from owners, other domestic animals and wildlife. Furthermore, outdoor access has ...

Wild Pigs: inciting factor in southern pine decline? 

Eckhardt, Lori G.; Menard, Roger D.; Ditchkoff, Stephen S. (2021-03-22)
During an investigation into southern pine decline at Fort Benning Georgia, the possibility of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) as an inciting factor became evident. Their rooting activity caused significant root damage on sites ...