29 Works

Dataset for: Aboveground carbon stocks, woody and litter productivity along an elevational gradient in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda

Joseph Okello, Marijn Bauters, Hans Verbeeck, John Kasenene & Pascal Boeckx
Montane forests are characterized by high biodiversity, endemism and strong elevational environmental gradients. The latter attribute makes them also suitable as a ‘natural laboratory’ for studying the effects of environmental parameters on ecosystem functions. To provide better insight into the carbon cycle of Afromontane ecosystems, we used an elevational gradient approach to quantify carbon stocks, woody and litter productivity, and their constraining factors. Twenty plots were established, covering five elevations from Kibale Forest at 1250...

Functional trait variation of Anemone nemorosa along macro‐ and microclimatic gradients close to the northern range edge

Leen Depauw, Ri Hu, Khumanand S. Dhungana, Sanne Govaert, Camille Meeussen, Pieter Vangansbeke, Richard Strimbeck, Bente J. Graae & Pieter De Frenne
Climate warming is affecting ecosystems worldwide, and slow-colonizing forest under- storey species are particularly vulnerable if they are unable to track climate change. However, species’ responses to climatic conditions in terms of growth, reproduction and colonization capacity may vary with the distance to their distribution range edge. Anemone nemorosa is known to be a slow colonizing forest herb dependent on forest cover in the southern and central part of its distribution range, whereas at its...

Theoretical Rationale and Hypotheses

Hans IJzerman, Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey

Pilot Data

Hans IJzerman, Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey

Effects of losses disguised as wins on response vigor - Experiment 3

Zhang Chen, Charlotte Eben & Frederick Verbruggen
In two previous experiments, we found that losses disguised as wins (LDWs, i.e., 'winning' part of one's wager back) had a distinct influence on response vigor compared to both regular wins and regular losses. However, some potentially confounding factors still existed. In the current experiment, we use a new design to address these issues.

Plans

Sarah Kasran & Jan De Houwer
Registration of study aims, planned sample size, design, procedure, and data analysis plans prior to data collection.

Quand le syntagme nominal prend ses marques

Peter Lauwers, Katia Paykin, Mihaela ILIOAIA, Machteld Meulleman & Pascale Hadermann
This volume brings together about twenty contributions on the syntax and semantics of predicates and arguments, written by international specialists in the field. The formal architecture of the predicate (verbal and nominal) and the morpho-syntactic means of marking its arguments are addressed, with particular attention to the dative. This book is mainly focused on French, while putting it in perspective with other languages, Romance (Spanish, Romanian), Germanic (Dutch, English) and Slavic (Russian), not to mention...

Methods, Procedures, and Scales

Hans IJzerman, Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey

Reviewer Component

Hans IJzerman, Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey

Observational data and model output for sediment nutrient cycling at Patagonian fjords

Hong Chin Ng, Jon R. Hawkings, Jemma L. Wadham, Katharine R. Hendry, Tim M. Conway, Sebastien Bertrand, Matthias Sieber, Brent A. Summers, Felipe S. Freitas, James P.J. Ward, Helena V. Pryer & Sandra Arndt
Glacier meltwater supplies a significant amount of silicon (Si) and iron (Fe) sourced from weathered bedrock to downstream ecosystems. However, the extent to which these essential nutrients reach the ocean is regulated by the nature of the benthic cycling of dissolved Si and Fe within fjord systems, given the rapid deposition of reactive particulate fractions at fjord heads. The dataset is used to examine the benthic cycling of the two nutrients at Patagonian fjord heads...

Data Initiatives Environmental Analysis

Sander Van Damme

Interacting host modifier systems control Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility in a haplodiploid mite

Nicky Wybouw
Reproductive parasites such as Wolbachia spread within host populations by inducing cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI occurs when parasite-modified sperm fertilizes uninfected eggs and is typified by great variation in strength across biological systems. In haplodiploid hosts, CI has different phenotypic outcomes depending on whether the fertilized eggs die or develop into males. Genetic conflict theories predict the evolution of host modulation of CI, which in turn influences the stability of reproductive parasitism. Yet, despite the...

Data from: Freshwater ecological quality assessment of the gold mining Mashcon watershed, Cajamarca - Peru

Daniel Mercado-Garcia, Marco Sanchez Peña, Marie Anne Eurie Forio, Eveline Beeckman, Jana Van Butsel, Nilton Deza Arroyo, Karel De Schamphelaere, Guido Wyseure & Peter Goethals
These data were generated to investigate the aquatic community gradients across different types of anthropogenic impacts (reference, mining, rural and urban) and Andean environmental gradients (headwaters, midstream and downstream) in the Mashcon watershed. The macroinvertebrates' taxa abundance and abundance of traits modalities serve as biological values. The latter in combination with abiotic measurements of the freshwater habitats (i.e. physicochemical water quality and hydromorphology) constitute the ecological data. The values were obtained from river sediments (macroinvertebrates...

The EXCITE-network: providing access to leading-edge electron and X-ray microscopy facilities for geo-materials research

Oliver Plümper , Veerl Cnudde , Geertje ter Maat , Sylvia Walter , Richard Wessels & the EXCITE network
Understanding earth materials is critical to creating a sustainable, carbon-neutral society due to their involvement in many vital processes. Earth materials control the feasibility of subsurface energy storage, geothermal energy extraction, and are a source of critical elements. However, perturbations to geological systems can also result in hazards, such as human-induced earthquakes. If we want to tackle current, pressing scientific questions related to sustainable development for a circular economy, there is an urgent need to...

Does the Relation between Neuroticism and Evaluative Conditioning Depend on Ambivalence? Insights from Ambiguous and Uncertain Learning Situations

Cătălina Bunghez, Florin Sava, Andrei Rusu, Jan De Houwer, Marco Perugini & Yannick Boddez
The current project examines, through two independent experiments, the manifestations of neuroticism via evaluative conditioning. Evaluative conditioning (EC) is an effect which consists in repeatedly presentations of a conditioned stimulus (CS) with a positive or negative unconditioned stimulus (US), resulting a valence transfer from the US to the CS. To further investigate the interindividual differences of neuroticism on this effect, we introduced the uncertainty/ ambivalence element which could help us to capture the natural tendency...

Data Initiatives Environmental Analysis

Sander Van Damme

Dataset for unsteady-state capillary drainage experiment on Estaillades carbonate

Shan Wang, Tom Bultreys, Stefanie Van Offenwert & Leo Ruspini

The origins of asexual brine shrimps

Nicolas O. Rode, Loreleï Boyer, Élodie Flaven, Francisco Hontoria, Gilbert Van Stappen, France Dufresne, Christoph Haag, Thomas Lenormand & Roula Jabbour-Zahab
Determining how and how often asexual lineages emerge within sexual species is central to our understanding of sex-asex transitions and the long-term maintenance of sex. Asexuality can arise “by transmission” from an existing asexual lineage to a new one, through different types of crosses. The occurrence of these crosses, cryptic sex, variation in ploidy and recombination within asexuals greatly complicates the study of sex-asex transitions, as they preclude the use of standard phylogenetic methods and...

Raw data for the study titled \"Fungal ectoparasites increase winter mortality of ladybird hosts despite limited effects on their immune system\"

Michal Knapp, Michal Řeřicha, Danny Haelewaters & Ezequiel González
Winter represents a challenging period for insects inhabiting temperate regions. A plethora of studies have investigated how abiotic environmental conditions such as temperature affect insect overwintering success. However, only a few studies have focused on biotic factors and the mechanisms affecting the overwintering performance of insects. Here, we investigated the effects of the parasitic fungus Hesperomyces virescens on the overwintering performance and immune system functioning of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Winter survival was significantly...

Data from: Delegation to artificial agents fosters prosocial behaviors in the collective risk dilemma

Elias Fernandez Domingos, Inês Terrucha, Rémi Suchon, Jelena Grujić, Juan C. Burguillo, Francisco C. Santos & Tom Lenaerts
Home assistant chat-bots, self-driving cars, drones or automated negotiation systems are some of the several examples of autonomous (artificial) agents that have pervaded our society. These agents enable the automation of multiple tasks, saving time and (human) effort. However, their presence in social settings raises the need for a better understanding of their effect on social interactions and how they may be used to enhance cooperation towards the public good, instead of hindering it. To...

Planned Analyses

Hans IJzerman, Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey

Interpersonal stress as predictor of inflammation in adolescents: emotion regulation and heart rate variability as moderator?

Nathalie Michels
This study aims to examine the association of interpersonal stress (peer adversity and parental rejection) with inflammatory markers and the potential protective moderation by emotion regulation and parasympathetic nervous activity.

Plans

Sarah Kasran & Jan De Houwer
Registration of study aims, planned sample size, design, procedure, and data analysis plans prior to data collection.

Phenotypic and genotypic divergence of plant-herbivore interactions along an urbanization gradient

Jiao Qu, Dries Bonte & Martijn L. Vandegehuchte
Urban environments provide challenging conditions for species survival, including increased temperatures, drought, and pollution. Species can deal with these conditions through evolution across generations or the immediate expression of phenotypic plasticity. The resulting phenotypic changes are key to the performance of species and their interactions with other species in the community. We here document patterns of herbivory in Arabidopsis thaliana along a rural-urban gradient, and tested the genetic background and ecological consequences of traits related...

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Affiliations

  • Ghent University
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  • Universiteit Gent
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  • National University of Cajamarca
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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • Instytut Środowiska Rolniczego i Leśnego Polskiej Akademii Nauk
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  • University of Cambridge
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  • University of Lisbon
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  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles
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  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
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