16 Works

Data from: Local adaptation in dispersal in multi-resource landscapes

Meredith Lane Cenzer & Leithen K. M'Gonigle
The distribution of resources in space has important consequences for the evolution of dispersal-related traits. Dispersal moderates patterns of gene flow and, consequently, the potential for local adaptation to spatially differentiated resource types. We lack both models and experiments that evaluate how dispersal evolves in landscapes with multiple resources. Here, we investigate the evolution of dispersal in landscapes that contain two resource types that differ in their spatial autocorrelations. Individuals may possess ecological traits that...

Data from: The evolution of gametic compatibility and compatibility groups in the sea urchin Mesocentrotus franciscanus: an avenue for speciation in the sea

Don R. Levitan, Rebecca Buchwalter & Yueling Hao
The generation of reproductive incompatibility between groups requires a rare genotype with low compatibility to increase in frequency. We tested the hypothesis that sexual conflict driven by the risk of polyspermy can generate compatibility groups in gamete recognition proteins (GRPs) in the sea urchin Mesocentrotus franciscanus. We examined variation in the sperm (bindin) and egg (EBR1) GRPs, how this variation influences fertilization success and how allele frequencies shift in these GRPs over time. The EBR1...

Datasets: thermal plasticity is independent of environmental history in an intertidal seaweed

Sophie McCoy & Steve Widdicombe
Organisms inhabiting the intertidal zonehave been used to study natural ecophysiological responses and adaptations to thermal stress because these organisms are routinely exposed to high-temperature conditions for hours at a time. While intertidal organisms may be inherently better at withstanding temperature stress due to regular exposure and acclimation, they could be more vulnerable to temperature stress, already living near the edge of their thermal limits. Strong gradients in thermal stress across the intertidal zone present...

Data from: Highest plasticity of carbon concentrating mechanisms in earliest evolved phytoplankton

Dedmer B. Van De Waal, Karen M. Brandenburg, Joost Keuskamp, Scarlett Trimborn, Sebastian Rokitta, Sven Alexander Kranz & Björn Rost
Phytoplankton photosynthesis strongly relies on the operation of carbon‐concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) to accumulate CO2 around their carboxylating enzyme ribulose‐1,5‐bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO). Earlier evolved phytoplankton groups were shown to exhibit higher CCM activities to compensate for their RuBisCO with low CO2 specificities. Here, we tested whether earlier evolved phytoplankton groups also exhibit a higher CCM plasticity. To this end, we collected data from literature and applied a Bayesian linear meta‐analytic model. Our results show that with...

Spatially Quantifying Forest Damage from a Category 5 Hurricane

Joseph St. Peter, Chad Anderson, Jason Drake & Paul Medley
Hurricane Michael made landfall on Mexico Beach, Florida panhandle as a Category 5 storm on October 10th, 2018. The storm had a large impact on the forests in the Florida panhandle and into Georgia. In this study we use Sentinel-2 imagery and 248 forest plots collected prior to landfall in 2018 in the forests impacted by Hurricane Michael to build a general linear model of tree basal area across the landscape. The basal area model...

Data Management & Curation Services: Exploring Stakeholders Opinions

Plato Smith
The purpose of the research study was to explore stakeholders’ opinions on select data management and curation services issues that currently affect all disciplines. A data management and curation services 10-questions survey questionnaire was developed and administered to select data management and curation promoters (funders), stakeholders (institutions), and users (evaluators) from November 5, 2012 to December 5, 2012. The survey was approved by the Florida State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and assigned the HSC...

Multiple paternity in a lek mating system: females mate multiply when they choose inexperienced sires

Pearl Rivers & Emily DuVal
1. Multiple mating by females is common and often driven by social constraints on female mate choice. However, females mate with multiple males even in systems without these social constraints and rates of multiple mating tend to be highly variable within and between populations. In lek mating systems, females are able to assess multiple males and their choice is unrestricted by pair bonds or the need for biparental care, yet some females mate with multiple...

Data from: How the thermal environment shapes the structure of termite mounds

Tadeu M Fagundes, Juan Ordonez & Neda Yaghoobian
A computational model has been developed to predict the role of environment in the forms and functions of termite mounds. The proposed model considers the most relevant forces involved in the heat transfer process of termite mounds, while also reflects their gasexchange function. The method adopts a system configuration procedure to determine thermally optimized mound structures. The model successfully predicts the main architectural characteristics of typical Macrotermes michaelseni mounds for the environmental conditions they live...

Data from: A phylogenomic framework, evolutionary timeline and genomic resources for comparative studies of decapod crustaceans

Joanna M. Wolfe, Jesse W. Breinholt, Keith A. Crandall, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Laura E. Timm, Mark E. Siddall & Heather D. Bracken-Grissom
Comprising over 15 000 living species, decapods (crabs, shrimp and lobsters) are the most instantly recognizable crustaceans, representing a considerable global food source. Although decapod systematics have received much study, limitations of morphological and Sanger sequence data have yet to produce a consensus for higher-level relationships. Here, we introduce a new anchored hybrid enrichment kit for decapod phylogenetics designed from genomic and transcriptomic sequences that we used to capture new high-throughput sequence data from 94...

Data from: Manipulated sex ratios alter group structure and cooperation in the brown-headed nuthatch

James A. Cox, Jessica A. Cusick & Emily H. DuVal
A biased adult sex ratio (ASR) can influence cooperative breeding behavior if the bias limits mating opportunities for the more abundant sex. We tested predictions associated with the ASR-cooperation hypothesis in the brown-headed nuthatch (Sitta pusilla). We manipulated ASR by cross-fostering known-sex nestlings within 2 large (≥100 ha) experimental plots for 5 years using a crossover design where each plot received an opposing male- or female-biased treatment for 2 consecutive years. A year with no...

Data from: Uncovering the genomic signature of ancient introgression between white oak lineages (Quercus)

Andrew A. Crowl, Paul S. Manos, John D. McVay, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon & Andrew L. Hipp
• Botanists have long recognized interspecific gene flow as a common occurrence within white oaks (Quercus section Quercus). Historical allele exchange, however, has not been fully characterized, and the complex genomic signals resulting from the combination of vertical and horizontal gene transmission may confound phylogenetic inference and obscure our ability to accurately infer the deep evolutionary history of oaks. • Using anchored enrichment, we obtained a phylogenomic dataset consisting of hundreds of single-copy nuclear loci....

Data from: Dietary adaptations and paleoecology of Lophialetidae (Mammalia: Tapiroidea) from the Eocene of the Erlian Basin, China: Combined evidence from mesowear and stable isotope analyses

Yanxin Gong, Yuanqing Wang, Yang Wang, Fang-Yuan Mao, Bin Bai, Haibing Wang, Qian Li, Xun Jin, Xu Wang & Jin Meng
Lophialetidae are an extinct group of endemic Asiatic tapiroids that are widely distributed in the Eocene sediments of Asia. Schlosseria magister and Lophialetes expeditus are the most abundant species in this family. However, their dietary and ecological characteristics are largely unknown to date. For the first time, we reconstruct the paleodiet and habitat of these two lophialetids using a combination of mesowear and stable carbon isotope analyses of fossil teeth excavated from the Erlian Basin,...

Data from: Reticulate evolution in nuclear Middle America causes discordance in the phylogeny of palm‐pitvipers (Viperidae: Bothriechis)

Andrew J. Mason, Felipe G. Grazziotin, Hussam Zaher, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon & Christopher L. Parkinson
Aim: A number of processes can lead to weak or conflicting phylogenetic signals, especially in geographically dynamic regions where unstable landscapes and climates promote complex evolutionary histories. The Middle American pitviper genus Bothriechis has a complex biogeographic distribution and previous phylogenetic analyses have recovered conflicting topologies based on the data type used. Here, we tested whether historic conflicts in the phylogeny were the result of reticulate evolution and whether the inferred biogeographic history of the...

Data from: Tracking temporal shifts in area, biomes, and pollinators in the radiation of Salvia (sages) across continents: leveraging anchored hybrid enrichment and targeted sequence data

Ricardo Kriebel, Bryan T. Drew, Chloe P. Drummond, Jesús Guadalupe González Gallegos, Ferhat Celep, Mohamed M. Mahdjoub, Jeffrey P. Rose, Chun-Lei Xiang, Guo-Xiong Hu, Jay B. Walker, Emily M. Lemmon, Alan R. Lemmon & Kenneth J. Sytsma
Premise of the Study: A key question in evolutionary biology is why some clades are more successful by being widespread geographically, biome diverse, or species‐rich. To extend understanding of how shifts in area, biomes, and pollinators impact diversification in plants, we examined the relationships of these shifts to diversification across the mega‐genus Salvia. Methods: A chronogram was developed from a supermatrix of anchored hybrid enrichment genomic data and targeted sequence data for over 500 of...

Data from: Higher-level phylogeny and reclassification of Lampyridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea)

Gavin Martin, Kathrin Stanger-Hall, Marc Branham, Luiz Da Silveira, Sarah Lower, David Hall, Xue-Yan Li, Alan Lemmon, Emily Lemmon & Seth Bybee
Fireflies (Lampyridae) are a diverse family of beetles which exhibit an array of morphologies including varying antennal and photic organ morphologies. Due in part to their morphological diversity, the classification within the Lampyridae has long been in flux. Here we use an anchored hybrid enrichment approach to reconstruct the most extensive molecular phylogeny of Lampyridae to date (436 loci and 98 taxa) and to evaluate firefly higher-level classification. We propose several classification changes supported by...

Review of Making Literature Now by Amy Hungerford

Ralph M. Berry
Berry, who with ebr editor Joseph Tabbi initiated the Fictions Present thread (circa 2006), finds few intersections of that project with Hungerford’s celebrated Making Literature Now, not least because Hungerford shows little interest in the question of how her titular concept, when applied to commercial and cultural productions, indie and alt endeavors, “manages to mean what those trying to make literature are trying to make.”

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