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\"We Need More Resources\": Stories of QTPOC Survival in the South

Bethany Coston
While men’s sexual violence against women is unarguably a social and public health issue, both nationally representative data and smaller studies tell us that rates for LGBTQ+ individuals are equally or significantly higher. Despite this, there remains little structural support for LGBTQ+ survivors. This paper highlights the voices of 38 QTPOC-identified (queer and trans people of color) Southerners who have experienced sexual violence and came together across three focus groups to detail recount their interactions...

Post-Intimate Partner Violence Difficulty Sleeping, Perceived Mental Health, and PTSD Among Heterosexual and Bisexual Women in the United States

Bethany Coston
Using data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey, this paper examines the relationship between sexuality and mental health outcomes in survivors of intimate partner violence. Findings indicate that heterosexual/straight women abused by women and bisexual women abused by women are significantly more likely to report current difficulty sleeping, while heterosexual/straight women abused by women and bisexual women abused by men are more likely to self-rate their overall mental health as poor (versus...

Data from: Urbanization as a facilitator of gene flow in a human health pest

Lindsay S. Miles, J. Chadwick Johnson, Rodney J. Dyer & Brian C. Verrelli
Urban fragmentation can reduce gene flow that isolates populations, reduces genetic diversity and increases population differentiation, all of which have negative conservation implications. Alternatively, gene flow may actually be increased among urban areas consistent with an urban facilitation model. In fact, urban adapter pests are able to thrive in the urban environment and may be experiencing human-mediated transport. Here, we used social network theory with a population genetic approach to investigate the impact of urbanization...

Data from: Thermal sensitivity of gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) during larval and pupal development

Nana Banahene, Salem K. Salem, Trevor M. Faske, Hannah M. Byrne, Madison Glackin, Salvatore J. Agosta, Andrew J. Eckert, Kristine L. Grayson & Lily M. Thompson
As global temperatures rise, thermal limits play an increasingly important role in determining the persistence and spread of invasive species. Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L. Lepidotera: Erebidae) in North America provides an ideal system for studying the effect of high temperatures on invasive species performance. Here, we used fluctuating temperature regimes and exposed gypsy moth at specific points in development (first–fourth instar, pupa) to cycles of favorable(22–28°C) or high-temperature treatments 030–36°C, 32–38°C, 34–40°C) for either...

Model Fit Estimation for Multilevel Structural Equation Models

Lance Rappaport, Ananda Amstadter & Michael Neale

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Data from: Alternative reproductive tactics and lifetime reproductive success in a polygynandrous mammal

Adele Balmer, Bertram Zinner, Jamieson C. Gorrell, David W. Coltman, Shirley Raveh & F. Stephen Dobson
The widespread occurrence of alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs) highlights the diverse ways in which sexual selection can operate within a population. We studied ARTs in Columbian ground squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus), evaluating paternity, lifetime reproductive success, and life histories. Reproductively mature male Columbian ground squirrels displayed either a territorial or satellite (non-territorial) tactic. Territorial males secured a higher proportion of copulations, were more likely to mate at earlier positions in females’ mating sequences and sired more...

Mental Health Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence Among a United States-Representative Group of Diverse Disabled Women

Bethany Coston
Using data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010) and theoretically informed by lifecourse and intersectionality perspectives, this paper confirms that disabled women are both more likely to experience intimate partner violence and post-victimization negative mental health outcomes; however, race ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, income and region do not impact these outcomes, while educational attainment does. Specifically, higher educated disabled women are significantly more likely to report negative post-traumatic impacts. Suggestions include...

Data from: Geographic variation in larval metabolic rate between northern and southern populations of the invasive gypsy moth

Carolyn May, Noah Hillerbrand, Lily M. Thompson, Trevor M. Faske, Eloy Martinez, Dylan Parry, Salvatore J. Agosta & Kristine L. Grayson
Thermal regimes can diverge considerably across the geographic range of a species, and accordingly, populations can vary in their response to changing environmental conditions. Both local adaptation and acclimatization are important mechanisms for ectotherms to maintain homeostasis as environments become thermally stressful, which organisms often experience at their geographic range limits. The spatial spread of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) after introduction to North America provides an exemplary system for studying population variation in...

Data from: Host use dynamics in a heterogeneous fitness landscape generates oscillations in host range and diversification

Mariana P. Braga, Sabrina B.L. Araujo, Salvatore Agosta, Daniel Brooks, Eric Hoberg, Soren Nylin, Niklas Janz & Walter A. Boeger
Colonization of novel hosts is thought to play an important role in parasite diversification, yet little consensus has been achieved about the macroevolutionary consequences of changes in host use. Here we offer a mechanistic basis for the origins of parasite diversity by simulating lineages evolved in silico. We describe an individual-based model in which (i) parasites undergo sexual reproduction limited by genetic proximity, (ii) hosts are uniformly distributed along a one-dimensional resource gradient, and (iii)...

Longevity in a population of aged mice

Richard Costanzo, Maggie Sager & Thien Nguyen
This project contains data and analysis of longevity from a colony of P2 (P2-IRES-tau lacZ) transgenic mice maintained over a time period of 16 years. P2 mice allow for the labeling of a specific (P2) odorant receptor type and have been used extensively in studies of the olfactory system. A manuscript summarizing the longevity data was submitted to the journal "Chemical Senses" in 2014. The journal editors considered the work as "outside the scope of...

Reproducibility Project: Psychology

Christopher Anderson, Joanna Anderson, Marcel van Assen, Peter Attridge, Angela Attwood, Jordan Axt, Molly Babel, Štěpán Bahník, Erica Baranski, Michael Barnett-Cowan, Elizabeth Bartmess, Jennifer Beer, Raoul Bell, Heather Bentley, Don van den Bergh, Leah Beyan, Bobby den Bezemer, Denny Borsboom, Annick Bosch, Frank Bosco, Sara Bowman, Mark Brandt, Erin Braswell, Hilmar Brohmer, Benjamin Brown … & James Grange
Reproducibility is a defining feature of science, but the extent to which it characterizes current research is unknown. We conducted replications of 100 experimental and correlational studies published in three psychology journals using high-powered designs and original materials when available.

A Network Approach to the Five-Facet Model of Mindfulness: Insights from Gaussian Graphical and Directed Acyclic Graph Models

Alexandre Heeren, Séverine Lannoy, Charlotte Coussement, Yorgo Hoebeke, Alice Verschuren, M. Blanchard, Nadia Chakroun-Baggioni, Pierre Philippot & Fabien Gierski
Despite the large-scale dissemination of mindfulness-based interventions, debates persist about the very nature of mindfulness. To date, one of the dominant views is the five-facet approach, which suggests that mindfulness includes five facets (i.e., Observing, Describing, Nonjudging, Nonreactivity, and Acting with Awareness). However, uncertainty remains regarding the potential interplay between these facets. In this study, we investigated the five-facet model via network analysis in an unselected sample (n = 1,704). We used two distinct computational...

Data from: Transient synchrony among populations of five foliage-feeding Lepidoptera

Maartje J. Klapwijk, Jonathan A. Walter, Aniko Hirka, György Csóka, Christer Björkman & Andrew M. Liebhold
1. Studies of transient population dynamics have largely focused on temporal changes in dynamical behavior, such as the transition between periods of stability and instability. The present study explores a related dynamic pattern, namely transient synchrony during a 49-year period among populations of five sympatric species of forest insects that share host tree resources. The long time-series allows a more comprehensive exploration of transient synchrony patterns than most previous studies. Considerable variation existed in the...

Data from: Variation in growth and developmental responses to supraoptimal temperatures near latitudinal range limits of gypsy moth Lymantria dispar (L.), an expanding invasive species

Lily M. Thompson, Trevor M. Faske, Nana Banahene, Dominique Grim, Salvatore J. Agosta, Dylan Parry, Patrick C. Tobin, Derek M. Johnson & Kristine L. Grayson
Variation in thermal performance within and between populations provides the potential for adaptive responses to increasing temperatures associated with climate change. Organisms experiencing temperatures above their optimum on a thermal performance curve exhibit rapid declines in function and these supraoptimal temperatures can be a critical physiological component of range limits. The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), is one of the best-documented biological invasions and factors driving its spatial spread are of significant ecological...

Data from: Urban hubs of connectivity: contrasting patterns of gene flow within and among cities in the Western black widow spider

Lindsay S. Miles, Rodney J. Dyer & Brian C. Verrelli
As urbanization drastically alters the natural landscape and generates novel habitats within cities, the potential for changes to gene flow for urban-dwelling species increases. The Western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is a medically-relevant urban adapter pest species, for which we have previously identified population genetic signatures consistent with urbanization facilitating gene flow, likely due to human-mediated transport. Here, in an analysis of 1.9 million genomewide SNPs, we contrast broad-scale geographic analyses of 10 urban...

Data from: A whole methylome study of ethanol exposure in brain and blood: an exploration of the utility of peripheral blood as proxy tissue for brain in alcohol methylation studies

Shaunna L. Clark, Blair N. Costin, Robin F. Chan, Alexander W. Johnson, Linying Xie, Jessica L. Jurmain, Gaurav Kumar, Andrey A. Shabalin, Ashutosh K. Pandey, Karolina A. Aberg, Michael F. Miles & Edwin Van Den Oord
Background: Recent reviews have highlighted the potential use of blood‐based methylation biomarkers as diagnostic and prognostic tools of current and future alcohol use and addiction. Due to the substantial overlap that often exists between methylation patterns across different tissues, including blood and brain, blood‐based methylation may track methylation changes in brain; however, little work has explored the overlap in alcohol‐related methylation in these tissues. Methods: To study the effects of alcohol on the brain methylome...

Data from: Functional connectivity and home range inferred at a microgeographic landscape genetics scale in a desert-dwelling rodent

Alejandro Flores-Manzanero, Madisson A. Luna- Bárcenas, Rodney J. Dyer & Ella Vázquez-Domínguez
Gene flow in animals is limited or facilitated by different features within the landscape matrix they inhabit. The landscape representation in landscape genetics (LG) is traditionally modeled as resistance surfaces (RS), where novel optimization approaches are needed for assigning resistance values that adequately avoid subjectivity. Also, desert ecosystems and mammals are scarcely represented in LG studies We addressed these issues by evaluating, at a microgeographic scale, the effect of landscape features on functional connectivity of...

Data from: The role of hybridization during ecological divergence of southwestern white pine (Pinus strobiformis) and limber pine (P. flexilis)

Mitra Menon, Justin C. Bagley, Christopher J. Friedline, Amy V. Whipple, Anna W. Schoettle, Alejandro Lael-Saenz, Christian Wehenkel, Francisco Molina-Freaner, Lluvia Flores-Renteria, M. Socorro Gonzalez-Elizondo, Richard A. Sniezko, Samuel A. Cushman, Kristen M. Waring & Andrew J. Eckert
Interactions between extrinsic factors, such as disruptive selection, and intrinsic factors, such as genetic incompatibilities among loci, often contribute towards the maintenance of species boundaries. The relative roles of these factors in the establishment of reproductive isolation can be examined using species pairs characterized by gene flow throughout their divergence history. We investigated the process of speciation and the maintenance of species boundaries between Pinus strobiformis and P. flexilis. Utilizing ecological niche modeling, demographic modeling,...

Raw data from the Human Penguin Project

Hu Chuan-Peng, Ji-Xing Yin, Siegwart Lindenberg, Ilker Dalgar, Sophia Weissgerber, Rodrigo Vergara, Athena Cairo, Marija Čolić, Pinar Dursun, Natalia Frankowska, Rhonda Hadi, Calvin Hall, Youngki Hong, Jennifer Joy-Gaba, Dusanka Lazarevic, Ljiljana Lazarevic, Michal Parzuchowski, Kyle Ratner, David Rothman, Samantha Sim, Claudia Simão, Mengdi Song, Darko Stojilović, Johanna Blomster Lyshol, Rodrigo Brito … & Hans IJzerman

Data from: Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments

Marlee A. Tucker, Olga Alexandrou, , Keith L. Bildstein, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Chloe Bracis, John N. Brzorad, Evan R. Buechley, David Cabot, Justin M. Calabrese, Carlos Carrapato, André Chiaradia, Lisa C. Davenport, Sarah C. Davidson, Mark Desholm, Christopher R. DeSorbo, Robert Domenech, Peter Enggist, William F. Fagan, Nina Farwig, Wolfgang Fiedler, Christen H. Fleming, Alastair Franke, John M. Fryxell, Clara García-Ripollés … & João Paulo Silva
Aim: Animal movement is an important determinant of individual survival, population dynamics, and ecosystem structure and function. Yet it is still unclear how local movements are related to resource availability and the spatial arrangement of resources. Using resident bird species and migratory bird species outside of the migratory period, we examined how the distribution of resources affect the movement patterns of both large terrestrial birds (e.g., raptors, bustards, hornbills) and waterbirds (e.g., cranes, storks, ducks,...

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  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Alberta
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • State University of New York
  • Queens College, CUNY
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • University of Kansas
  • Friends University