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Questions Frequently Asked by Marine Mammal Density Surface Modelers

Jason Roberts, Dave Miller, Elizabeth Becker, Phil Bouchet, Megan Ferguson, Tina Yack, Pat Halpin & Len Thomas
A collection of methodology questions, with answers, frequently asked by density surface modelers during marine mammal modeling projects

Comparative skeletal anatomy of neonatal ursids and the extreme altriciality of the giant panda

Peishu Li & Kathleen Smith
Vertebrate neonates are born with a wide range of maturity at birth. Altricial newborns are born with limited sensory agency and require significant parental care, while precocial neonates are relatively mature physically and often capable of independent function. In extant mammals, placental newborns span this range, while marsupials and monotremes are all extremely altricial at birth. Bears (family Ursidae) have one of the lowest neonatal-maternal mass ratios in placental mammals and are considered to have...

Data from: High fat diet induces microbiota-dependent silencing of enteroendocrine cells

John Rawls, Lihua Ye, Olaf Mueller, Jennifer Bagwell, Michel Bagnat & Rodger Liddle
Enteroendocrine cells (EECs) are specialized sensory cells in the intestinal epithelium that sense and transduce nutrient information. Consumption of dietary fat contributes to metabolic disorders, but EEC adaptations to high fat feeding were unknown. Here, we established a new experimental system to directly investigate EEC activity in vivo using a zebrafish reporter of EEC calcium signaling. Our results reveal that high fat feeding alters EEC morphology and converts them into a nutrient insensitive state that...

Cross-Cultural Examinations of Racially Ambiguous Face Categorizations: A Taiwanese and American Comparison

Sarina Hui-Lin Chien & Sarah Gaither
The primary goal of the project was to compare Eastern and Western Asian children’s multiracial categorization to biracial Black/White and Asian/White stimuli.

Keeping Secrets

Mark Leary & Alisa Bedrov

Data from: A logical model of homology for comparative biology

Paula Mabee, James Balhoff, Wasila Dahdul, Hilmar Lapp, Christopher Mungall & Todd Vision
There is a growing body of research on the evolution of anatomy in a wide variety of organisms. Discoveries in this field could be greatly accelerated by computational methods and resources that enable these findings to be compared across different studies and different organisms and linked with the genes responsible for anatomical modifications. Homology is a key concept in comparative anatomy; two important types are historical homology (the similarity of organisms due to common ancestry)...

Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean

Derek Tittensor, Maria Beger, Kristina Boerder, Daniel Boyce, Rachel Cavanagh, Aurelie Cosandey-Godin, Guillermo Crespo, Daniel Dunn, Wildan Ghiffary, Susie Grant, Lee Hannah, Pat Halpin, Mike Harfoot, Susan Heaslip, Nicholas Jeffery, Naomi Kingston, Heike Lotze, Jennifer McGowan, Elizabeth McLeod, Chris McOwen, Bethan O'Leary, Laurenne Schiller, Ryan Stanley, Maxine Westhead, Kristen Wilson … & Boris Worm
The impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network of marine protected areas (MPAs) are required to ensure long-term effectiveness for safeguarding marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. Here, we review progress in integrating climate change adaptation into MPA design and management and provide eight recommendations to expedite this process. Climate-smart management objectives should become the default...

Data from: Can the environment have a genetic basis? a case study of seedling establishment in Arabidopsis thaliana

Michelle C. D'Aguillo, Brianne R. Edwards & Kathleen Donohue
The timing of seed germination determines the environment experienced by a plant’s most vulnerable life stage—the seedling. Germination is environmentally cued, and genotypes can differ in their sensitivity to environmental cues. When genotypes differ in their response to cues, and when cues accurately predict the post-germination environment, the post-germination environment experienced by seedlings can itself have a genetic basis and potential to evolve. We tested for genetic differences in the post-germination environment using Arabidopsis thaliana...

2019 Levels of Digital Preservation

Digital Alliance
The NDSA launched the Levels of Preservation guidelines in 2013. In 2018, the NDSA created a group to review and update the 2013 levels. Groups consisted of interested community members and the work done was reviewed by an even larger community. The Levels serve to be a tiered set of recommendations on what organizations could do to build or enhance their digital preservation activities.

Data from: Context-dependent scaling of kinematics and energetics during contests and feeding in mantis shrimp

P.A. Green, M.J. McHenry & S.N. Patek
Measurements of energy use, and its scaling with size, are critical to understanding how organisms accomplish myriad tasks. For example, energy budgets are central to game theory models of assessment during contests and underlie patterns of feeding behavior. Clear tests connecting energy to behavioral theory require measurements of the energy use of single individuals for particular behaviors. Many species of mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda: Crustacea) use elastic energy storage to power high-speed strikes that they deliver...

LENA its files from daylong recordings collected in Vietnam

Hillary Ganek & Alice Eriks-Brophy
This component contains data and metadata for recordings gathered in Thuan An, Binh Duong, Vietnam in 2014 and 2015.

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Dataset
  • Text


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