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Data from: When does growth rate influence fitness in a colonial marine invertebrate?

Scott Burgess & Marília Bueno
Growth rate affects body size, and larger body sizes are often associated with the capacity to produce more surviving offspring. However, the assumption that growth rate should positively relate to fitness is rarely tested, especially in colonial marine invertebrates where size and age can be decoupled. We measured growth, survival, and reproduction through repeated census of 97 colonies from two populations of a marine bryozoan in the field from settlement to the end of their...

Clinical trial generalizability assessment in the big data era: a review

Zhe He, Xiang Tang, Kelsa Bartley, Xi Yang, Yi Guo, Thomas J. George, Neil Charness, William R Hogan & Jiang Bian
Clinical studies, especially randomized controlled trials, are essential for generating evidence for clinical practice. However, generalizability is a long-standing concern when applying trial results to real-world patients. Generalizability assessment is thus important, nevertheless, not consistently practiced. We performed a systematic scoping review to understand the practice of generalizability assessment. We identified 187 relevant papers and systematically organized these studies in a taxonomy with three dimensions: (1) data availability (i.e., before or after trial [a priori...

Sibship reconstruction with SNPs illuminates the scope of a cryptic invasion of Asian Swamp Eels (Monotperus albus) in Georgia, USA

Andrew Taylor, Max Bangs & James Long
Cryptic invasive species are particularly problematic to study, manage, and control because of the difficulty detecting these species within their invaded habitats. Such is the case of the Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus albus; ASE) where it is established in vegetated marshes along the Chattahoochee River, Georgia. Adult eels have been nearly impossible to detect or quantify with traditional sampling, although leaf-litter trapping of juvenile ASEs has been somewhat successful.In this study, we leveraged a collection...

Editorial: Defining a New Identity Through the Rational and Logical

Grahaeme Hesp

De-stereotyping in Public Performance Information (Study 2)

Yixin Liu & Chengxin Xu
We study solution of reducing stereotyping in public performance perception.

P17944_Role of Molecular Structure in the Production of Water-Soluble Species by Photo-oxidation of Petroleum

Amy Mckenna, Martha Chacon-Patino, Eric Clark & Sydney Niles

P17944_Advances in Asphaltene Petroleomics. Part 3. Dominance of Island or Archipelago Structural Motif Is Sample Dependent

Amy Mckenna, Martha Chacon-Patino, Eric Clark & Dustin Szelong

P08367_Statistically Significant Differences in Composition of Petroleum Crude Oils Revealed by Volcano Plots Generated from Ultrahigh Resolution Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectra

Amy Mckenna & Ryan Rodgers
A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ICR User Facility, which is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry and Division of Materials Research through DMR-1644779 and the State of Florida.

P14723_Fremyella Diplosiphon as a Biodiesel Agent: Identification of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters via Microwave-Assisted Direct In Situ Transesterification

Amy Mckenna & Huan Chen
The study was supported by TEDCO MII [0913-001-3] and the National Institutes of Health [UL1GM118973] awarded to Morgan State University and the National Science Foundation [DMR11-57490] awarded to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the State of Florida. Assistance provided by the Future Fuels Institute in the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Facility is gratefully acknowledged.

Tally Tracker Explorer

Joelle Dietrick, Owen Mundy, Scott Bailey, Walt Gurley, Joseph DaSilva, Hannah Rainey, Micah Vandegrift, Shelby Hallman, Ashley Bandy, Claire Cahoon & Mildred Nicaragua
Documentation from the visualization project with creative residents Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy

An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of Old World tree frogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae)

Jinmin Chen, Elizabeth Prendini, Yun-He Wu, Bao-Lin Zhang, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Hong-Man Chen, Jie-Qiong Jin, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Alan R. Lemmon, Bryan L. Stuart, Christopher J. Raxworthy, Robert W. Murphy, Zhi-Yong Yuan & Jing Che
Rhacophoridae is one of the most speciose and ecologically diverse families of amphibians. Resolution of its evolutionary relationships is key to understanding the accumulation of biodiversity, yet previous hypotheses based on Sanger sequencing exhibit much discordance amongst generic relationships. This conflict precludes the making of sound macroevolutionary conclusions. Herein, we conduct the first phylogenomic study using broad-scale sampling and sequences of 352 nuclear DNA loci obtained using anchored hybrid enrichment targeted sequencing. The robust time-calibrated...

Data from: Trophic niche size and overlap decreases with increasing ecosystem productivity

Justin Lesser, William James, Rachel Wilson, Chris Stallings & James Nelson
The production and transfer of biomass through trophic relationships is a core ecosystem function. The movement of energy through the food web is mediated by organisms operating in their niche space. For generalists, the size of this niche space is inherently plastic and changes in response to available food sources. Therefore, this relationship between ecosystem productivity and niche size is an important determinant of ecosystem function. Competing theories about the nature of this relationship predict...

Data from: Experimental study of species invasion – early population dynamics and role of disturbance in invasion success

David Reznick, Sebastiano De Bona, Andres Lopez-Sepulcre, Mauricio Torres, Ronald Bassar, Paul Bentzen & Joseph Travis
Much of our understanding of natural invasions is retrospective, based on data acquired after invaders become established. As a consequence, we know little about the characteristics of the early population growth and habitat use of the invaders during establishment. Here we report on experimental introductions of guppies into natural streams in which we conducted monthly censuses of each population. Two of the four introductions were in streams with thinned canopies, which mimics a common form...

Data from: Contrasting global patterns of spatially periodic fairy circles and regular insect nests in drylands

Stephan Getzin, Hezi Yizhaq, Michael D. Cramer & Walter R. Tschinkel
Numerical analysis of spatial pattern is widely used in ecology to describe the characteristics of floral and faunal distributions. These methods allow attribution of pattern to causal mechanisms by uncovering the specific signatures of patterns and causal agents. For example, grassland‐gap patterns called fairy circles (FCs) in Namibia and Australia are characterized by highly regular and homogenous distributions across landscapes that show spatially periodic ordering. These FCs have been suggested to be caused by both...

The legacy of stress: coral bleaching impacts reproduction years later

Erika Johnston, Chelsie Counsell, Tayler Sale, Scott Burgess & Rob Toonen
1. The extent to which populations persist under environmental stress depends on the reproductive output of individuals that survive the stress. In coral systems, corals bleach in response to stress from elevated water temperature. However, little is known of the extent to which thermal stress impairs the reproductive capacity of the survivors over the following years, limiting the capacity to predict how populations will persist in the Anthropocene. 2. Using histology to quantify the abundance...

The complex history of genome duplication and hybridization in North American gray treefrogs

William W. Booker, H. Carl Gerhardt, Alan R. Lemmon, Margaret Ptacek, Alyssa T. B. Hassinger, Johannes Schul & Emily M. Lemmon
Polyploid speciation has played an important role in evolutionary history across the tree of life, yet there remain large gaps in our understanding of how polyploid species form and persist. While systematic studies have been conducted in numerous polyploid complexes, recent advances in sequencing technology have demonstrated that conclusions from data-limited studies may be spurious and misleading. The North American gray treefrog complex, consisting of the diploid Hyla chrysoscelis and the tetraploid Hyla versicolor, has...

Minnesota peat viromes reveal terrestrial and aquatic niche partitioning for local and global viral populations

Anneliek Ter Horst, Christian Santos-Medellín, Jackson Sorensen, Laura Zinke, Rachel Wilson, Eric Johnston, Gareth Trubl, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Steven Blazewicz, Paul Hanson, Jeffrey Chanton, Christopher Schadt, Joel Kostka & Joanne Emerson
Background: Peatlands are expected to experience sustained yet fluctuating higher temperatures due to climate change, leading to increased microbial activity and greenhouse gas emissions. Despite mounting evidence for viral contributions to these processes in thawing permafrost, little is known about viruses in other peatlands. More generally, soil viral biogeography and its potential drivers are poorly understood at both local and global scales. Here, 87 metagenomes and five viral size-fraction metagenomes (viromes) from a boreal peatland...

P19201_Impact of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles on Fremyella diplosiphon Transesterified Lipids and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters

Amy Mckenna & Huan Chen
The work was partially supported by the National Institutes of Health (UL1GM118973) awarded to Morgan State University and National Science Foundation (DMR 11-57490 and DMR-16-44779) awarded to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the State of Florida.

P14679_Photochemical Changes in Water Accommodated Fractions of MC252 and Surrogate Oil Created During Solar Exposure as Determined by FT-ICR MS

Amy Mckenna & Huan Chen
This research was made possible in part by a grant from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative as part of the DEEP-C and C-IMAGE consortia. Data are publicly available through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) at https://data.gulfresearchinitiative.org. This research was also supported by NSF DMR 11-54790 State of Florida grant.

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