20 Works

Task Force on Textbook Affordability Final Report

Marian Taliaferro, Paul D. Heideman & Asia Randolph

Data from: Contemporary and future distributions of cobia, Rachycentron canadum

Daniel Crear, Brian Watkins, Vincent Saba, John Graves, Douglas Jensen, Alistair Weng & Kevin Weng
Aim: Climate change has influenced the distribution and phenology of marine species, globally. However, knowledge of the impacts of climate change are lacking for many species that support valuable recreational fisheries. Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) are the target of an important recreational fishery along the U.S. east coast that is currently the subject of a management controversy regarding allocation and stock structure. Further, the current and probable future distributions of this migratory species are unclear, further...

Controlling Infectious Disease: Prevention and Intervention Through Multiscale Models

Adrienna Bingham

Microclimate temperatures impact nesting preference in Megachile rotundata

Elisabeth Wilson, Claire Murphy, Joseph Rinehart, George Yocum & Julia Bowsher
The temperature of the nest influences fitness in cavity-nesting bees. Females may choose 14 nest cavities that mitigate their offspring’s exposure to stressful temperatures. This study aims to 15 understand how cavity temperature impacts the nesting preference of the solitary bee Megachile 16 rotundata under field conditions. We designed and 3D printed nest boxes that measured the 17 temperatures of 432 cavities. Nest boxes were four-sided with cavity entrances facing northeast, 18 northwest, southeast, and...

Peregrine Falcon Site Occupancy along Delmarva Peninsula, VA (2006-2009)

Bryan Watts
We monitored the breeding activity of peregrine falcons along the seaside of the Delmarva Peninsula (2006-2009) to determine their influence on the distribution of foraging red knots along the Virginia barrier islands. Twelve breeding territories were used during the study period. Both activity status and productivity varied across sites. Activity status was used to examine the influence of peregrines on the distribution of foraging red knots relative to peregrine eyries. This database contains the results...

Evolution of the genome-wide distribution of genes and transposons

Ronald Smith

The Physiological Effects of Walking Pilgrimage

M. Brennan Harris
M. Brennan Harris presents in ‘The Healthy Body’ his kinesiological research conducted on the Camino de Santiago, examining the effects of walking pilgrimage on the self-identified experience of well-being in pilgrim bodies

What is Pilgrimage?

George D Greenia
The term ‘pilgrimage’ has become a commonplace in modern conversations about any travel that is announced as ‘intentional,’ ‘purposeful,’ ‘transformative,’ or simply promises to be ‘authentic.’ Scholars have to navigate between the twin advantage and liability that pilgrimage studies operate under no one disciplinary lens or unified methodology, and the historical range is infinite. Many feel that modern tourism needs to preserve a place for the respectful non-believer without degrading the experience of traditional religious...

The role of sexual reproduction in the maintenance of established Zostera marina meadows

Andrew Johnson, Robert Orth & Kenneth Moore
Abstract 1.For clonal plants the role of sexual reproduction in the maintenance of populations can vary widely. Some species are dependent on repeated seedling recruitment. For other species, interactions between adults and seedlings within existing populations can affect seedling survival and limit sexual reproduction in existing populations. Genetic studies of seagrass populations increasingly suggest sexual reproduction is important for the resilience and stability of their populations, but as of yet little observational data supports these...

Supplementary Material for a Functional Classification of Hawaiian Curved-Edge Adzes and Gouges

Jennifer G. Kahn & Thomas S. Dye

Optimization Approaches for Open-Locating Dominating Sets

Daniel Sweigart

Data from: Annual understory plant recovery dynamics in a temperate woodland mosaic during a decade of ecological restoration

J. Leighton Reid, Nels J. Holmberg, Matthew Albrecht, Sandra Arango-Caro, Olivia Hajek, Quinn Long & James Trager
Temperate woodlands are one of the world’s ecosystems in greatest need of ecological restoration, but relatively little is known about their floristic recovery dynamics over decadal timescales. From 2000 to 2012, we monitored understory plant communities in a woodland mosaic in Missouri, USA, as it underwent restoration via prescribed, dormant-season burning and mechanical thinning of red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and exotic shrubs. Native species richness increased linearly by 36% over this time period, driven primarily...

“Ever After Strictly and Rigidly Obeyed— With Some Exceptions”: Administrative Responses to Hazing in the 1870s

James P. Barber

Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims and the Tissue of Faith

George D. Greenia
In ‘The Bartered Body,’ George Greenia disentangles the complex desires and experiences of religious travellers of the High Middle Ages who knew the spiritual usefulness of their vulnerable flesh. The bodily remains of the saints housed in pilgrim shrines were not just remnants of a redeemed past, but open portals for spiritual exchange with the living body of the visiting pilgrim.

What is Pilgrimage? A Report of the Panel at the 2017 Symposium on Pilgrimage Studies, William & Mary, October 7, 2017

Robert C. Nickerson, George D. Greenia, Ian S. McIntosh & E. Moore Quinn

In the face of climate change and exhaustive exercise: The physiological response of an important recreational fish species

Daniel Crear, Kevin Weng, Rich Brill, Lauren Averilla & Sara Meakem
Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) support recreational fisheries along the U.S. mid- and south-Atlantic states and have been recently subjected to increased fishing effort, primarily during their spawning season in coastal habitats where increasing temperatures and expanding hypoxic zones are occurring due to climate change. We therefore undertook a study to quantify the physiological abilities of cobia to withstand increases in temperature and hypoxia, including their ability to recover from exhaustive exercise. Respirometry was conducted on cobia...

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

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  • William & Mary
  • College of William & Mary
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • College of Charleston
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • North Dakota State University
  • San Francisco State University