18 Works

Data from: The edaphic control of plant diversity

Catherine Hulshof & Marko Spasojevic
BACKGROUND: The central thesis of plant ecology is that climate determines the distribution of global vegetation. Within a vegetation type, however, finer-scale environmental features such as the physical and chemical properties of soil (edaphic variation) control plant distributions and diversity patterns. AIMS: Here, we review the literature to provide a mechanistic framework for the edaphic control of plant diversity. First, we review three examples where soils have known, prevalent effects on plant diversity: during soil...

Climate-related geographic variation in performance traits across the invasion front of a widespread nonnative insect

Lily Thompson, Sean Powers, Ashley Appolon, Petra Hafker, Lelia Milner, Dylan Parry, Salvatore Agosta & Kristine Grayson
Aim: Invasive species are an ideal system for testing geographic differences in performance traits and measuring evolutionary responses as a species spreads across divergent climates and habitats. The European gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar dispar L. (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), is a generalist forest defoliator introduced to Medford, Massachusetts, USA in 1869. Currently, the invasion front extends from Minnesota to North Carolina and the ability of gypsy moth populations to adapt to local climate may contribute to its...

Evolutionary stability, landscape heterogeneity, and human land-usage shape population genetic connectivity in the Cape Floristic Region biodiversity hotspot

Lindsay Miles, Brian Verrelli & Erica Tassone
As human-induced change eliminates natural habitats, it impacts genetic diversity and population connectivity for local biodiversity. The South African Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is the most diverse extratropical area for plant biodiversity, and much of its habitat is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There has long been great interest in explaining the underlying factors driving this unique diversity, especially as much of the CFR is endangered by urbanization and other anthropogenic activity. Here,...

Long-term shifts in the functional composition and diversity of a tropical dry forest: a 30-yr study

Nathan Swenson, Catherine Hulshof, Masatoshi Katabuchi & Brian Enquist
Over the past three decades there has been a concerted effort to study the long-term dynamics of tropical forests throughout the world. Data regarding temporal trends in species diversity, species composition and species-specific demographic rates have now been amassed. Such data can be utilized to test predictions regarding the roles the environment and demographic stochasticity play in driving forest dynamics. These analyses could be further refined by quantifying the temporal trends in the functional compostion...

Developmental Trajectories in Cannabis Use: Predisposition, Peers, and Prosocial Engagement

Nathaniel Thomas, Jessica E Salvatore, Nathan Gillespie, Fazil Aliev, Albert Ksinan & Danielle Dick

Taylor Aggression Paradigm (TAP) p-Curve

Samuel West, Courtland Hyatt, Josh Miller & David Chester

W23: Planning Inclusive Open Access Sessions

Barbara Bordalejo, Emily Kilcer & Amanda Page
Course site for Planning Inclusive Open Access Sessions. Special Thanks to Peter Suber for contributing to Session Three.

W22: Looking Beyond the Journal Article

Ariel Deardorff & Ibraheem Ali
Course site for Looking Beyond the Journal Article

Writing Motivation Research Group

Michael Broda & Sharon Zumbrunn
This project includes research materials, code, and other supplementary material to support our work on writing motivation.

Replication Attempt of Postpartum Depression Predictive Model

Dana Lapato, Roxann Roberson-Nay, Patricia Kinser & Timothy York

Zejian (Grace) Guo MPhil Thesis

Zejian Guo, Maria Tsapali, Michelle Ellefson, Zewelanji Serpell & Teresa Parr
See the instructions below for adding files from your MPhil thesis to this OSF page

Bergmann's rule is followed at multiple stages of post-embryonic development in a long-distance migratory songbird

Joseph Youtz, Kelly Miller, Emerson Bowers, Samantha Rogers, Lesley Bulluck, Matthew Johnson, Brian Peer, Katie Percy, Erik Johnson, Elizabeth Ames, Christopher Tonra & Than Boves
Aim: We assessed the presence of Bergmann’s rule in a model migratory species across all life stages on their breeding grounds. We then compared historic and contemporary egg sizes to understand if the biogeographic patterns during this developmental life stage have changed over time. Location: Eastern North America. Time period: 1865 to 2019. Major taxa: Prothonotary warbler, Protonotaria citrea Methods: We measured the size of eggs, young and old nestlings, and adults (of two age...

Hope Wolf - SMFM 2020: Preterm Labor Presentation

Hope Wolf
Oral Presentation: The Genetic Architecture of Cervical Length

The Use of Theories, Frameworks or Models in Knowledge Translation Studies in Healthcare Settings in China: A Scoping Review Protocol

Junqiang Zhao, Xuejing Li, Lijiao Yan, Yamei Yu, Jiale Hu, Shelly-Anne Li & Wenjun Chen
The aim of this scoping review is to identify which theories, frameworks, and models (TFMs) had been used for KT in healthcare settings in China, and how these TFMs were used.

T10: Open Source Tools: Train-the-Trainer Course

April Clyburne-Sherin & Seth Green
Course Site for Open Source Tools: Train-the-Trainer Course

Centering Health Equity and Structural Racism in Health Sciences Curriculum

Lynn Pelco, Kevin A. Harris, Carolyn Watts & Lisa Webb
This paper overviews scientific evidence and some of the local Richmond, Virginia history related to structural racism and health disparities. The paper then describe recent demands for racial justice and curriculum transformation that have been made by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) health sciences students, faculty and community members as well as the action steps the university has taken to address these demands. The paper concludes by calling on VCU health sciences faculty members to take...

Toxin or medication? Immunotherapeutic effects of nicotine on a specialist caterpillar

Michael Garvey, Justin Bredlau, Karen Kester, Curtis Creighton & Ian Kaplan
1. A core tenant in the field of ecological immunology is that immune responses trade off with other physiological functions due to resource-allocation costs. Caterpillars, for example, tend to exhibit reduced immune responses when reared on more toxic food plants due to a cost from detoxifying or sequestering secondary metabolites, also known as the “vulnerable host hypothesis”. However, support for this hypothesis is mixed, and studies have not yet mechanistically isolated the relative contributions of...

FSCI 2020

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Course site for Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute 2020. https://www.force11.org/fsci/2020 (Materials stored in the U.S.)

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Dataset


  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Virginia
  • UCLA
  • Louisiana State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Duke University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Memphis
  • State University of New York