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Low-wage Work Uncertainty often Traps Low-wage Workers. Policy Brief Vo1. 2, No. 9

Brian Halpin Victoria Smith

Nearby Role Models May Lead to Poorer Health. Policy Brief Vol.1, No. 3

Elyse Kovalsky

Private Schools & Public Options Help Predict Which Families Use Vouchers. Policy Brief Vol.1, No.14

Cassandra M.D. Hart

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: A Better Measure for Poverty in America? Policy Brief Vol.1, No.6

Anupama Jacob

Images of individual strawberries (entire fruit, flesh and calyx) with contrasting background

Adrien Durand-Petiteville, Stavros Vougioukas, David Slaughter & Dennis Sadowski
This database contains images of 258 individual strawberries with dark background (a setting typically encountered during post-harvest operations). For each strawberry, six images are provided: 1) a color image of the entire strawberry; 2) a color image containing only the calyx of the strawberry; 3) a color image containing only the flesh of the strawberry; 4) a binary image of the entire strawberry; 5) a binary image of the calyx, and 6) a binary image...

Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

Scripps Coastal Reserve

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

Valentine Camp

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

Quail Ridge Reserve

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

Sedgwick Reserve

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

Sagehen Creek Field Station

Information Manager UCNRS
MISSION STATEMENT: The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed...

A Strawberry Database: Geometric Properties, Images and 3D Scans

Adrien Durand-Petiteville, Dennis Sadowski & Stavros Vougioukas
1611 strawberries from different places and varieties are used to collect images, 3D scans as well as physical properties such as shape, width, height, and weight.

Influence of Relative Humidity on the Heterogeneous Oxidation of Secondary Organic Aerosol

Christopher Cappa, Ziyue Li & Katherine Smith
This dataset contains data from figures and model code used to generate figures in the paper "Influence of Relative Humidity on the Heterogeneous Oxidation of Secondary Organic Aerosol" by Li et al., published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. A description of the work follows below. See read me files for details. Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is a complex mixture of hundreds of semi‑volatile to extremely low‑volatility organic compounds that are chemically processed in the atmosphere,...

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Varuni Dantanarayana
Conformational and energetic disorder in organic semiconductors reduces charge and exciton transport because of the structural defects, thus reducing the efficiency in devices such as organic photovoltaics and organic light-emitting diodes. The main structural heterogeneity is because of the twisting of the polymer backbone that occurs even in polymers that are mostly crystalline. Here, we explore the relationship between polymer backbone twisting and exciton delocalization by means of transient absorption spectroscopy and density functional theory...

Steroid concentrations in boar tissues

Trish Berger, Heidi Kucera, Alan Conley & Birgit Puschner
Synthesis and metabolism of steroids is highly interconnected within a tissue. The initial objective of these studies was to evaluate the influence of estrogens on the synthesis and metabolism of other steroids in the testis and other tissues. The aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, was used to inhibit testicular estrogen synthesis. Littermates from five different litters (potentially six boars from one litter) provided the testis, prostate, and liver tissues but only four boars (one from each of...

Groove Loops: A Collection of Repeating Multi-Instrumental Patterns

Petr Janata
This dataset contains 456 musical stimuli used in the series of studies reported in: Janata, P., Peterson, J., Ngan, C., Keum, B., Whiteside, H., & Ran, S. (2018). Psychological and Musical Factors Underlying Engagement with Unfamiliar Music. Music Perception, 36(2), 175-200. doi:10.1525/mp.2018.36.2.175

Abiotic differences and anthropogenic interference affect foothill yellow-legged frog breeding

Sharon Tamir, Anna Szymanska, Amanda Callahan, Gina Lucas & Jeniffer Amezquita
As human presence rapidly introduces novel environmental pressures to native ecosystems, many species experience population declines. Sensitive taxa such as amphibians may be particularly vulnerable to such environmental disturbances. Rana boylii, the foothill yellow-legged frog and a California State Species of Special Concern, serves as a model for understanding the effect of anthropogenic interference, such as changing climate and disturbed habitats, on reproductive success. In this study, we measured egg mass abundance, abiotic characteristics of...

Mendocino meadow memory: legacy effects of land use on plant communities of Angelo Coast Range Reserve

Ary Sanchez-Amaya, Frida Perez, Jena Weinberger & Susan Glasser
Human alteration of landscapes has occurred consistently through actions such as development, tilling, agriculture, and fire management. Human land use can result in a legacy of exotic species dominance and increased competition, with negative impacts on native species richness and soil structure. Meadows within California have been affected by settlement due to their accessibility to humans and soil conditions that are ideal for agriculture. Prior to European settlement, meadows in Angelo Coast Range Reserve (ACRR)...

The adaptive value of leaf quaking in Populus tremuloides

Natalie Kim, Mark Makar, Alexander Osleger & Juliana Shenouda
Some Populus species have evolved a flattened petiole that causes their leaves to quake in mild wind. In this study, we performed one observational study and two experimental studies on quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) to investigate three predominant hypotheses on the adaptive value of quaking: (1) herbivory reduction, (2) light permeation, and (3) temperature maintenance. Overall, we found less insect herbivory on branches that quake less. We also found that quaking allows more light into...

Life Cycle Modeling of Tech & Strategies for a Sustainable Freight System in California

Hanjiro Ambrose & Alissa Kendall
California’s freight transportation system is a vital part of the state’s economy, but generates a high portion of local pollution in parts of the state with poor air quality. In recognition of these challenges, Executive Order B-32-15 encourages adoption of advanced vehicle technologies and infrastructure, as well as the use of alternative energy and fuels in the freight sector. These measures are echoed in the state’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Most emissions reductions from freight...

Sex-specific evolution of relative leg size in Drosophila prolongata results from changes in the intersegmental coordination of tissue growth

David Michael Luecke & Artyom Kopp
Evolution of relative organ size is the most prolific source of morphological diversity, yet the underlying molecular mechanisms that modify growth control are largely unknown. Models where organ proportions have undergone recent evolutionary changes hold the greatest promise for understanding this process. Uniquely among Drosophila species, D. prolongata displays a dramatic, male-specific increase in the size of its forelegs relative to other legs. By comparing leg development between males and females of D. prolongata and...

Impacts of caudal autotomy on personality

Marcus Michelangeli, Brooke Melki-Wegner, Kate Laskowski, Bob Wong & David Chapple
Caudal autotomy, the voluntary shedding of a tail, is a last-ditch strategy used by many lizard species to escape from predators. There are several costs associated with caudal autotomy that may cause lizards to make behavioral adjustments during tail regeneration. These behavioral changes may be dependent upon individual differences in response to autotomy (e.g. trait or state-dependent differences) and/or the degree of tail loss, as many lizards have the capacity to only partially shed their...

Functional variants of DOG1 control seed chilling responses and variation in seasonal life history strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana

Alejandra Martinez-Berdeja, Michelle Stitzer, Mark A. Taylor, Miki Okada, Exequiel Ezcurra, Daniel E. Runcie & Johanna Schmitt
The seasonal timing of seed germination determines a plant's realized environmental niche, and is important for adaptation to climate. The timing of seasonal germination depends on patterns of seed dormancy release or induction by cold and interacts with flowering time variation to construct different seasonal life histories. To characterize the genetic basis and climatic associations of natural variation in seed chilling responses and associated life history syndromes, we selected 559 fully-sequenced accessions of the model...

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