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Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Abstract Background Anadromous rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) have experienced a large range reduction in recent decades and the status of remnant spawning populations is poorly known in Maine, where these fish have significant ecological, cultural, and commercial relevance. Defining the remnant range of anadromous smelt is more difficult than for many declining fish species because adults are only ephemerally present while spawning in small coastal streams at night during spring runoff periods when traditional assessments...

Canopy gaps facilitate upslope shifts in montane conifers but not in temperate deciduous trees in the Northeastern United States

Jordon Tourville, Jay Wason & Martin Dovciak
Many montane tree species are expected to migrate upslope as climate warms, but it is not clear if forest canopy gaps, which can facilitate tree seedling recruitment, serve as an important mechanism driving tree species range shifts. Patterns of tree seedling establishment can inform us about early stages of tree species migrations and are critical to examine in the context of global climate change. We contrasted elevational distributions of tree seedlings both within and outside...

Data for: Evaluating Golden-winged Warbler use of alder and aspen communities managed with shearing in the western Great Lakes

Anna Buckardt Thomas
Best management practices are often written by researchers to guide land managers and landowners in the creation of habitat for wildlife species of interest. These documents are based on research evaluating the habitat needs of a species, but also describe tools and strategies managers can implement to create or restore desired conditions. Shrub and sapling shearing is a management practice often used to improve habitat for early-successional species, yet little monitoring or research has focused...

Data from: The Physiological Basis for Estimating Photosynthesis from Chlorophyll a Fluorescence

Jimei Han, Lianhong Gu, Yongjiang Zhang & Ying Sun

Individual-based eco-evolutionary models for understanding adaptation in changing seas

Amanda Xuereb, Quentin Rougemont, Peter Tiffin, Huijie Xue & Megan Phifer-Rixey
As climate change threatens species’ persistence, predicting the potential for species to adapt to rapidly changing environments is imperative for the development of effective conservation strategies. Eco-evolutionary individual-based models (IBMs) can be useful tools for achieving this objective. We performed a literature review to identify studies that apply these tools in marine systems. Our survey suggested that this is an emerging area of research fueled in part by developments in modeling frameworks that allow simulation...

Including a spatial predictive process in band recovery models improves inference for Lincoln estimates of animal abundance

Matthew Gonnerman
Abundance estimation is a critical component of conservation planning, particularly for exploited species where managers set regulations to restrict harvest based on current population size. An increasingly common approach for abundance estimation is through integrated population modeling (IPM), which uses multiple data sources in a joint likelihood to estimate abundance and additional demographic parameters. Lincoln estimators are one commonly used IPM component for harvested species, which combine information on the rate and the total number...

Additional file 1 of Linking migration and microbiota at a major stopover site in a long-distance avian migrant

Nikki Thie, Ammon Corl, Sondra Turjeman, Ron Efrat, Pauline L. Kamath, Wayne M. Getz, Rauri C. K. Bowie & Ran Nathan
Additional file 1. Supplementary results, tables, and figures.

Additional file 2 of Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Supplementary Material 2

Data for: Off-host survival of blacklegged ticks in eastern North America: A multi-stage, multi-year, and multi-site study

Jesse Brunner, Richard Ostfeld, Shannon LaDeau, Elizabeth Valentine, Megan Schierer & Mary Killilea
Climatic conditions are widely thought to govern the distribution and abundance of ectoparasites, such as the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), vector of the agents of Lyme disease and other emerging human pathogens. However, translating physiological tolerances to distributional limits or mortality is challenging. Ticks may be able to avoid or tolerate unsuitable conditions, and what is lethal to one life history stage may not extend to others. Thus, even after decades of research there are...

Drought timing and species growth phenology determine intra-annual recovery of tree height and diameter growth

Jay Wason
These are the data reported in van Kampen et al. (2022) "Drought timing and species growth phenology determine intra-annual recovery of tree height and diameter growth" published in AoB Plants. They describe patterns of height and diameter growth for saplings of six tree species undergoing experimental drought conditions at different times of year.

Phased, chromosome-scale genome assemblies of tetraploid potato reveals a complex genome, transcriptome, and predicted proteome landscape underpinning genetic diversity

Genevieve Hoopes, Xiaoxi Meng, John P. Hamilton, Sai Reddy Achakkagari, Fernanda De Alves Freitas Guesdes, Marie E. Bolger, Joseph J. Coombs, Danny Esselink, Natalie R. Kaiser, Linda Kodde, Maria Kyriakidou, Brian Lavrijssen, Natascha Van Lieshout, Rachel Shereda, Heather K. Tuttle, Brieanne Vaillancourt, Joshua C. Wood, Jan M. De Boer, Nolan Bornowski, Peter Bourke, David Douches, Herman J. Van Eck, Dave Ellis, Max J. Feldman, Kyle M. Gardner … & Richard Finkers
Hoopes G., Meng X., Hamilton J.P., Achakkagari S.R., de Alves Freitas Guesdes F., Bolger M.E., Coombs J.J., Esselink D., Kaiser N.R., Kodde L., Kyriakidou M., Lavrijssen B., van Lieshout N., Shereda R., Tuttle H.K., Vaillancourt B., Wood J.C., de Boer J.M., Bornowski N., Bourke P., Douches D., van Eck H.J., Ellis D., Feldman M.J., Gardner K.M., Hopman J.C.P., Jiang J., De Jong W.S., Kuhl J.C., Novy R.G., Oome S., Sathuvalli V., Tan E.H., Ursum R.A.,...

Additional file 1 of Linking migration and microbiota at a major stopover site in a long-distance avian migrant

Nikki Thie, Ammon Corl, Sondra Turjeman, Ron Efrat, Pauline L. Kamath, Wayne M. Getz, Rauri C. K. Bowie & Ran Nathan
Additional file 1. Supplementary results, tables, and figures.

Linking migration and microbiota at a major stopover site in a long-distance avian migrant

Nikki Thie, Ammon Corl, Sondra Turjeman, Ron Efrat, Pauline L. Kamath, Wayne M. Getz, Rauri C. K. Bowie & Ran Nathan
Abstract Migration is one of the most physical and energetically demanding periods in an individual bird’s life. The composition of the bird’s gut or cloacal microbiota can temporarily change during migration, likely due to differences in diets, habitats and other environmental conditions experienced en route. However, how physiological condition, migratory patterns, and other drivers interact to affect microbiota composition of migratory birds is still unclear. We sampled the cloacal bacterial microbiota of a long-distance migrant,...

Additional file 1 of Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Supplementary Material 1

Additional file 2 of Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Supplementary Material 2

Building bridges: a review and synthesis of research on teaching knowledge for undergraduate instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics

Tessa C. Andrews, Natasha M. Speer & Ginger V. Shultz
Abstract Here, we systematically review research on teaching knowledge in the context of undergraduate STEM education, with particular attention to what this research reveals about knowledge that is important for evidence-based teaching. Evidence-based teaching can improve student outcomes in undergraduate STEM education. However, the enactment of promising evidence-based teaching strategies depends greatly on the instructor and potentially on the teaching knowledge they are able to deploy. The review includes an overview of prevalent teaching knowledge...

Additional file 1 of Building bridges: a review and synthesis of research on teaching knowledge for undergraduate instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics

Tessa C. Andrews, Natasha M. Speer & Ginger V. Shultz
Additional file 1. List of journals and conference proceedings.

Additional file 2 of Building bridges: a review and synthesis of research on teaching knowledge for undergraduate instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics

Tessa C. Andrews, Natasha M. Speer & Ginger V. Shultz
Additional file 2. Full list of reviewed papers.

Additional file 2 of Building bridges: a review and synthesis of research on teaching knowledge for undergraduate instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics

Tessa C. Andrews, Natasha M. Speer & Ginger V. Shultz
Additional file 2. Full list of reviewed papers.

Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Abstract Background Anadromous rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) have experienced a large range reduction in recent decades and the status of remnant spawning populations is poorly known in Maine, where these fish have significant ecological, cultural, and commercial relevance. Defining the remnant range of anadromous smelt is more difficult than for many declining fish species because adults are only ephemerally present while spawning in small coastal streams at night during spring runoff periods when traditional assessments...

Additional file 3 of Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Supplementary Material 3

PRMI: A dataset of minirhizotron images for diverse plant root study

Weihuang Xu, Guohao Yu, Yiming Cui, Romain Gloaguen, Alina Zare, Jason Bonnette, Joel Reyes-Cabrera, Ashish Rajurkar, Diane Rowland, Roser Matamala, Julie D. Jastrow, Thomas E. Juenger & Felix B. Fritschi
Understanding a plant's root system architecture (RSA) is crucial for a variety of plant science problem domains including sustainability and climate adaptation. Minirhizotron (MR) technology is a widely-used approach for phenotyping RSA non-destructively by capturing root imagery over time. Precisely segmenting roots from the soil in MR imagery is a critical step in studying RSA features. In this paper, we introduce a large-scale dataset of plant root images captured by MR technology. In total, there...

Plasticity and evolution shape the scaling of metabolism and excretion along a geothermal temperature gradient

Javiera Benavente, David Fryxell, Michael Kinnison, Eric Palkovacs & Kevin Simon
Physiological rates are heavily dependent on temperature and body size. Most current predictions of organisms’ response to environmental warming are based on the assumption that key physiological rates like metabolism and excretion scale independently with body size and temperature and will not evolve. However, temperature is a significant driver for phenotypic variability in the allometric scaling and thermal sensitivity of physiological rates within ectotherm species, suggesting that evolution may play a role in shaping these...

Monarch butterfly roost site variables and habitat conservation

Brandon Boxler, Cynthia Loftin & William Sutton
The criteria that Monarchs use to select specific roost sites, and the landscape context where those sites are found, have received little study. We developed ecological niche models for the Atlantic Flyway roost sites using modeling algorithms, citizen scientist observations, and environmental variables that are known to affect Monarchs in the adult stage prior to migration. These models can be used to help prioritize survey and conservation efforts for Monarchs in areas most suitable for...

Selection results of two native parasitoids on the invasive spotted wing drosophila

Marianna Szucs, Shelley Linder, Benjamin Jarrett, Rufus Isaacs & Philip Fanning
Co-evolved natural enemies provide sustainable and long-term control of numerous invasive insect pests, but the introduction of such enemies has declined sharply due to increasing regulations. In the absence of co-evolved natural enemies, native species may attack exotic invasive pests; however, they usually lack adaptations to control novel hosts effectively. We investigated the potential of two native pupal parasitoids, Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae, and Trichopria drosophilae, to increase their developmental success on the invasive Drosophila suzukii. Replicated...

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