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Anthropogenic noise alters parental behavior and nestling development, but not fledging condition

Meelyn Mayank Pandit, James Eapen, Gabriela Pineda-Sabilon, Margaret Caulfield, Alexander Moreno, Jay Wilhelm, Jessica Ruyle, Eli Bridge & Darren Proppe
Anthropogenic noise is a ubiquitous feature of the American landscape, and is a known stressor for many bird species, leading to negative effects in behavior, physiology, reproduction, and ultimately fitness. While a number of studies have examined how anthropogenic noise affects avian fitness, there are few that simultaneously examine how anthropogenic noise impacts the relationship between parental care behavior and nestling fitness. We conducted Brownian noise playbacks for six hours a day during the nesting...

Patient Attendance in the Early Lifestyle Intervention Clinic (ELI)

Andrea Albin, Emilie Larsen & lamiaa ali


Christine Beeson, Garrett Jones, Lauren Conway, Michael Baxter & Sarah Passmore

Rice genome-scale network integration reveals transcriptional regulators of grass cell wall synthesis

Laura Bartley & Kangmei Zhao
Grasses have evolved distinct cell wall composition and patterning relative to dicotyledonous plants. However, despite the importance of this plant family, transcriptional regulation of its cell wall biosynthesis is poorly understood. To identify grass cell wall-associated transcription factors, we constructed the Rice Combined mutual Ranked Network (RCRN). The RCRN covers >90% of annotated rice (Oryza sativa) genes, is high quality, and includes most grass-specific cell wall genes, such as mixed-linkage glucan synthases and hydroxycinnamoyl acyltransferases....

St Chad Gospels (8c) - CC Images (University of Oklahoma)

Bill Endres
Repository of St Chad Gospels, Creative Common Images, Manuscripts of Lichfield Cathedral, Bill Endres: https://lichfield.ou.edu In 2010, I (Bill Endres) began digitizing the St Chad Gospels to reveal secrets hidden in the materiality of the manuscript. Multiple times, I've returned to Lichfield Cathedral, England, pursuing a range of advanced imaging and recovery techniques to glimpse what has been lost through time--in essence, to digitally time travel. These techniques include multispectral imaging (MSI), reflectance transformation imaging...


Bill Endres
Two 7z files for bulk download of RGB images, one for full-sized images (Chad-Full-Sized.7z), the other for medium-sized images (Chad-Medium-Sized.7z). Each contains all surviving 236 pages of the gospels, front & back boards, Boethius' "Aristotelis In Categoriis", Notes -1758, and Roger Powell's "Precis" from 1961-62 flattening of pages and rebinding. Free software to extract them: 7-Zip for PCs and Keka for Macs. CC Attribution/Non-Commercial/ShareAlike UK/Wales (CC BY-NC-SA UK)

Testing hormonal responses to real and simulated social challenges in a competitive female bird

Elizabeth George, Sarah Wolf, Alexandra Bentz & Kimberly Rosvall
Competitive interactions often occur in series; therefore animals may respond to social challenges in ways that prepare them for success in future conflict. Changes in the production of the steroid hormone testosterone (T) are thought to mediate phenotypic responses to competition, but research over the past few decades has yielded mixed results, leading to several potential explanations as to why T does not always elevate following a social challenge. Here, we measured T levels in...

Transcriptions of Interviews Conducted via Audio in Miami, Oklahoma

Molly Yunker
We collected a series of audio recordings of interviews conducted with research participants. The information collected details what was discussed during the conversations between the interviewer (one of our project team members) and project participants, individually, in pairs, or as a group of three people. The audio data were mostly collected in one geographic location: Miami, Oklahoma and several of the audio files were collected over the phone. One interview was conducted via email with...

Double-tagging scores of seabirds reveals that light-level geolocator accuracy is limited by species idiosyncrasies and equatorial solar profiles

Luke Halpin, Jeremy Ross, Raül Ramos, Rowan Mott, Nicholas Carlile, Nick Golding, José Manuel Reyes-González, Teresa Militão, Fernanda De Felipe, Zuzana Zajková, Marta Cruz Flores, Sarah Saldanha, Virginia Morera-Pujol, Leia Navarro-Herrero, Laura Zango, Jacob Gonzalez-Solis & Rohan Clarke
Light-level geolocators are popular bio-logging tools, with advantageous sizes, longevity, and affordability. Biologists tracking seabirds often presume geolocator spatial accuracies between 186-202 km from previously-innovative, yet taxonomically, spatially, and computationally limited, studies. Using recently developed methods, we investigated whether assumed uncertainty norms held across a larger-scale, multispecies study. We field-tested geolocator spatial accuracy by synchronously deploying these with GPS loggers on scores of seabirds across five species and 11 Mediterranean Sea, East Atlantic and South...

Supplementary material for: Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of seahorses, dragonets, goatfishes, and allies (Teleostei: Syngnatharia): Assessing factors driving uncertainty in biogeographic inferences

Ricardo Betancur-R
The charismatic trumpetfishes, goatfishes, dragonets, flying gurnards, seahorses, and pipefishes encompass a recently defined yet extraordinarily diverse clade of percomorph fishes—the series Syngnatharia. This group is widely distributed in tropical and warm-temperate regions, with a great proportion of its extant diversity occurring in the Indo-Pacific. Because most syngnatharians feature long-range dispersal capabilities, tracing their biogeographic origins is challenging. Here, we applied an integrative phylogenomic approach to elucidate the evolutionary biogeography of syngnatharians. We built upon...

Food discovery is associated with different reliance on social learning and lower cognitive flexibility across environments in a food caching bird

Virginia Heinen, Angela Pitera, Ben Sonnenberg, Lauren Benedict, Eli Bridge, Damien Farine & Vladimir Pravosudov
Social learning is a primary mechanism for information acquisition in social species. Despite many benefits, social learning may be disadvantageous when independent learning is more efficient. For example, searching independently may be more advantageous when food sources are ephemeral and unpredictable. Individual differences in cognitive abilities such as spatial memory, which affect an individual’s environmental predictability, can also be expected to influence social information use. We investigated how resident food-caching chickadees discovered multiple novel food...

Testing the utility of alternative metrics of branch support to address the ancient evolutionary radiation of tunas, stromateoids, and allies (Teleostei: Pelagiaria)

Dahiana Arcila, Lily C. Hughes, Fernando Meléndez-Vazquez, Carole C. Baldwin, William T. White, Kent E. Carpenter, Jeffrey T. Williams, Mudjekeewis D. Santos, John J. Pogonoski, Masaki Miya, Guillermo Ortí & Ricardo Betancur-R.
The use of high-throughput sequencing technologies to produce genome-scale datasets was expected to settle some long-standing controversies across the Tree of Life, particularly in areas where short branches occur at deep timescales. Instead, these datasets have often yielded many well-supported but conflicting topologies, and highly variable gene-tree distributions. A variety of branch-support metrics beyond the nonparametric bootstrap are now available to assess how robust a phylogenetic hypothesis may be, as well as new methods to...

Specialized spatial cognition is associated with reduced cognitive senescence in a food-caching bird

Virginia Heinen, Angela Pitera, Ben Sonnenberg, Lauren Benedict, Carrie Branch, Eli Bridge & Vladimir Pravosudov
Senescence, the gradual reduction and loss of function as organisms age, is a widespread process that is especially pronounced in cognitive abilities. Senescence appears to have a genetic basis and can be affected by evolutionary processes. If cognitive senescence is shaped by natural selection, it may be linked with selection on cognitive abilities needed for survival and reproduction, such that species in which fitness is directly related to cognitive abilities should evolve delayed cognitive senescence....

Population genetics, demographic and evolutionary history of the Dudley’s lousewort, a rare redwood forest specialist (Pedicularis dudleyi)

Tracy Misiewicz
Pedicularis dudleyi (Dudley’s Lousewort, Orobanchaceae) is an extremely rare wildflower endemic to the redwood forests of Central California. Until recently the species was known only from three extant natural populations. However, one of those populations was recently described as a novel species (P. rigginsiae D.J. Keil) based on morphological and ecological data leaving only two populations described as P. dudleyi. While little is known about the past distribution of the species, historical records have led...

Fine-scale spatial patterns of wildlife disease are common and understudied

Gregory Albery, Amy Sweeny, Daniel Becker & Shweta Bansal
1. All parasites are heterogeneous in space, yet little is known about the prevalence and scale of this spatial variation, particularly in wild animal systems. To address this question, we sought to identify and examine spatial dependence of wildlife disease across a wide range of systems. 2. Conducting a broad literature search, we collated 31 such datasets featuring 89 replicates and 71 unique host-parasite combinations, only 51% of which had previously been used to test...

Reading, Thinking, and Feeling

William Curth & Brian Ruedinger
This study investigates the relationship between thinking, feeling, and familiarity with literary genres.


Adam Larsen, Kathryn Martin, Kimberly Martin & Samie Sabet
A quality improvement project aimed at improving immunization rates or specific vaccination recommendations for HIV positive children

Summary table and references of studies of the biogeography of the West Indies found in the Web of Science Core Collection database

Rodet Rodriguez Silva & Ingo Schlupp
Studies of the biogeography of the West Indies are numerous but not all taxonomic groups have received the same attention. Many of the contributions to this field have historically focused on terrestrial vertebrates from a perspective closely linked to the classical theory of island biogeography. However, some recent works have questioned whether some of the assumptions of this theory are too simplistic. In this review, we compiled information about the West Indies biogeography based on...

Grasshoppers, other arthropods, plant, and soil data from Konza Prairie bison grazing lawns

Katerina Ozment, Ellen Welti, Monica Shaffer & Michael Kaspari
1. We contrast the response of arthropod abundance and composition to bison grazing lawns during a drought and non-drought year, with an emphasis on acridid grasshoppers, an important grassland herbivore. 2. Grazing lawns are grassland areas where regular grazing by mammalian herbivores creates patches of short-statured, high nutrient vegetation. Grazing lawns are predictable microsites that modify microclimate, plant structure, community composition, and nutrient availability, with likely repercussions for arthropod communities. 3. One year of our...

Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough Genetic Constructs

Judy Wall, Grant Zane, Thomas Juba, Jennifer Kuehl, Jayashree Ray, Swapnil Chhabra, Valentine Trotter, Maxim Shatsky, Kara De Leon, Kimberly Keller, Kelly Bender, Gareth Butland, Adam Arkin & Adam Deutschbauer
The dissimilatory sulfate-reducing Deltaproteobacterium, Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough (ATCC 29579), was chosen by the LBNL-led research collaboration ENIGMA to explore tools and protocols for bringing this anaerobe to model status. Here we describe a collection of genetic constructs generated by ENIGMA, which are available to the research community.

Roleplaying Interest and Personality

William Curth & Brian Ruedinger
The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between personality factors and interest in roleplaying. Research Question R1: What relationship is there between roleplaying interest and personality?

Social dominance status is associated with differences in spatial cognitive flexibility in wild mountain chickadees

Virginia Heinen, Lauren Benedict, Angela Pitera, Benjamin Sonnenberg, Eli Bridge & Vladimir Pravosudov
Social dominance has long been used as a model to investigate social stress. However, many studies using such comparisons have been performed in captive environments. These environments may produce unnaturally high antagonistic interactions, exaggerating the stress of social subordination and any associated adverse consequences. One such adverse effect concerns impaired cognitive ability, often thought to be associated with social subordination. Here, we tested whether social dominance rank is associated with differences in spatial learning and...

Phylogenomics, introgression, and demographic history of South American true toads (Rhinella)

Danielle Rivera, Ivan Prates, Thomas Firneno, Miguel Rodrigues, Janalee Caldwell & Matthew Fujita
The effects of genetic introgression on species boundaries and how they affect species’ integrity and persistence over evolutionary time have received increased attention. The increasing availability of genomic data has revealed contrasting patterns of gene flow across genomic regions, which impose challenges to inferences of evolutionary relationships and of patterns of genetic admixture across lineages. By characterizing patterns of variation across thousands of genomic loci in a widespread complex of true toads (Rhinella), we assess...

Phylogenomics of bonytongue fishes (Osteoglossomorpha) shed light on the craniofacial evolution and biogeography of the weakly electric clade (Mormyridae)

Rose Peterson, John Sullivan, Carl Hopkins, Aintzane Santaquiteria, Casey Dillman, Stacy Pirro, Ricardo Betancur, Dahiana Arcila, Lily C. Hughes & Guillermo Ortí
Bonytongues (Osteoglossomorpha) constitute an ancient clade of teleost fishes distributed in freshwater habitats throughout the world. The group includes well-known species such as arowanas, featherbacks, pirarucus, and the weakly electric fishes in the family Mormyridae. Their disjunct distribution, extreme morphologies, and electrosensory capabilities (Notopteridae and Mormyroidea) have attracted interest by many, yet a comprehensive phylogenetic framework for comparative analysis is missing. We provide a phylogenomic analysis of 179 species (out of 260), 28 out of...

What does it mean to be wild? Assessing anthropogenic environments of nonhuman primate specimens in museum collections

Andrea Eller, Stephanie Canington, Sana Saiyed, Courtney Hoffman, Rita Austin & Sabrina Sholts
Natural history collections are often thought to represent environments in a pristine natural state, free from human intervention – the so-called “wild”. In this study, we aim to assess the level of human influence represented by natural history collections of wild-collected primates over 120 years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Our sample consisted of 875 catarrhine primate specimens in NMNH collections, representing 13 genera collected from 39 countries (1882–2004). Using...

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  • University of Oklahoma
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  • University of Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Department of Planning and Environment
  • Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital