19 Works

Data from: The Physiological Basis for Estimating Photosynthesis from Chlorophyll a Fluorescence

Jimei Han, Lianhong Gu, Yongjiang Zhang & Ying Sun

Individual-based eco-evolutionary models for understanding adaptation in changing seas

Amanda Xuereb, Quentin Rougemont, Peter Tiffin, Huijie Xue & Megan Phifer-Rixey
As climate change threatens species’ persistence, predicting the potential for species to adapt to rapidly changing environments is imperative for the development of effective conservation strategies. Eco-evolutionary individual-based models (IBMs) can be useful tools for achieving this objective. We performed a literature review to identify studies that apply these tools in marine systems. Our survey suggested that this is an emerging area of research fueled in part by developments in modeling frameworks that allow simulation...

Including a spatial predictive process in band recovery models improves inference for Lincoln estimates of animal abundance

Matthew Gonnerman
Abundance estimation is a critical component of conservation planning, particularly for exploited species where managers set regulations to restrict harvest based on current population size. An increasingly common approach for abundance estimation is through integrated population modeling (IPM), which uses multiple data sources in a joint likelihood to estimate abundance and additional demographic parameters. Lincoln estimators are one commonly used IPM component for harvested species, which combine information on the rate and the total number...

Canopy gaps facilitate upslope shifts in montane conifers but not in temperate deciduous trees in the Northeastern United States

Jordon Tourville, Jay Wason & Martin Dovciak
Many montane tree species are expected to migrate upslope as climate warms, but it is not clear if forest canopy gaps, which can facilitate tree seedling recruitment, serve as an important mechanism driving tree species range shifts. Patterns of tree seedling establishment can inform us about early stages of tree species migrations and are critical to examine in the context of global climate change. We contrasted elevational distributions of tree seedlings both within and outside...

Data for: Evaluating Golden-winged Warbler use of alder and aspen communities managed with shearing in the western Great Lakes

Anna Buckardt Thomas
Best management practices are often written by researchers to guide land managers and landowners in the creation of habitat for wildlife species of interest. These documents are based on research evaluating the habitat needs of a species, but also describe tools and strategies managers can implement to create or restore desired conditions. Shrub and sapling shearing is a management practice often used to improve habitat for early-successional species, yet little monitoring or research has focused...

Phased, chromosome-scale genome assemblies of tetraploid potato reveals a complex genome, transcriptome, and predicted proteome landscape underpinning genetic diversity

Genevieve Hoopes, Xiaoxi Meng, John P. Hamilton, Sai Reddy Achakkagari, Fernanda De Alves Freitas Guesdes, Marie E. Bolger, Joseph J. Coombs, Danny Esselink, Natalie R. Kaiser, Linda Kodde, Maria Kyriakidou, Brian Lavrijssen, Natascha Van Lieshout, Rachel Shereda, Heather K. Tuttle, Brieanne Vaillancourt, Joshua C. Wood, Jan M. De Boer, Nolan Bornowski, Peter Bourke, David Douches, Herman J. Van Eck, Dave Ellis, Max J. Feldman, Kyle M. Gardner … & Richard Finkers
Hoopes G., Meng X., Hamilton J.P., Achakkagari S.R., de Alves Freitas Guesdes F., Bolger M.E., Coombs J.J., Esselink D., Kaiser N.R., Kodde L., Kyriakidou M., Lavrijssen B., van Lieshout N., Shereda R., Tuttle H.K., Vaillancourt B., Wood J.C., de Boer J.M., Bornowski N., Bourke P., Douches D., van Eck H.J., Ellis D., Feldman M.J., Gardner K.M., Hopman J.C.P., Jiang J., De Jong W.S., Kuhl J.C., Novy R.G., Oome S., Sathuvalli V., Tan E.H., Ursum R.A.,...

Drought timing and species growth phenology determine intra-annual recovery of tree height and diameter growth

Jay Wason
These are the data reported in van Kampen et al. (2022) "Drought timing and species growth phenology determine intra-annual recovery of tree height and diameter growth" published in AoB Plants. They describe patterns of height and diameter growth for saplings of six tree species undergoing experimental drought conditions at different times of year.

Monarch butterfly roost site variables and habitat conservation

Brandon Boxler, Cynthia Loftin & William Sutton
The criteria that Monarchs use to select specific roost sites, and the landscape context where those sites are found, have received little study. We developed ecological niche models for the Atlantic Flyway roost sites using modeling algorithms, citizen scientist observations, and environmental variables that are known to affect Monarchs in the adult stage prior to migration. These models can be used to help prioritize survey and conservation efforts for Monarchs in areas most suitable for...

Additional file 2 of Building bridges: a review and synthesis of research on teaching knowledge for undergraduate instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics

Tessa C. Andrews, Natasha M. Speer & Ginger V. Shultz
Additional file 2. Full list of reviewed papers.

Additional file 2 of Building bridges: a review and synthesis of research on teaching knowledge for undergraduate instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics

Tessa C. Andrews, Natasha M. Speer & Ginger V. Shultz
Additional file 2. Full list of reviewed papers.

Plasticity and evolution shape the scaling of metabolism and excretion along a geothermal temperature gradient

Javiera Benavente, David Fryxell, Michael Kinnison, Eric Palkovacs & Kevin Simon
Physiological rates are heavily dependent on temperature and body size. Most current predictions of organisms’ response to environmental warming are based on the assumption that key physiological rates like metabolism and excretion scale independently with body size and temperature and will not evolve. However, temperature is a significant driver for phenotypic variability in the allometric scaling and thermal sensitivity of physiological rates within ectotherm species, suggesting that evolution may play a role in shaping these...

PRMI: A dataset of minirhizotron images for diverse plant root study

Weihuang Xu, Guohao Yu, Yiming Cui, Romain Gloaguen, Alina Zare, Jason Bonnette, Joel Reyes-Cabrera, Ashish Rajurkar, Diane Rowland, Roser Matamala, Julie D. Jastrow, Thomas E. Juenger & Felix B. Fritschi
Understanding a plant's root system architecture (RSA) is crucial for a variety of plant science problem domains including sustainability and climate adaptation. Minirhizotron (MR) technology is a widely-used approach for phenotyping RSA non-destructively by capturing root imagery over time. Precisely segmenting roots from the soil in MR imagery is a critical step in studying RSA features. In this paper, we introduce a large-scale dataset of plant root images captured by MR technology. In total, there...

Additional file 3 of Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Supplementary Material 3

Selection results of two native parasitoids on the invasive spotted wing drosophila

Marianna Szucs, Shelley Linder, Benjamin Jarrett, Rufus Isaacs & Philip Fanning
Co-evolved natural enemies provide sustainable and long-term control of numerous invasive insect pests, but the introduction of such enemies has declined sharply due to increasing regulations. In the absence of co-evolved natural enemies, native species may attack exotic invasive pests; however, they usually lack adaptations to control novel hosts effectively. We investigated the potential of two native pupal parasitoids, Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae, and Trichopria drosophilae, to increase their developmental success on the invasive Drosophila suzukii. Replicated...

Vermivora location data

Jessica Hightower
Aim: Climate change is affecting the distribution of species and subsequent biotic interactions, including hybridization potential. The imperiled Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) competes and hybridizes with Blue-winged Warblers (BWWA), which may threaten the persistence of GWWA due to introgression. We examined how climate change is likely to alter the breeding distributions and potential for hybridization between GWWA and BWWA. Location: North America Methods: We used GWWA and BWWA occurrence data to model climatically suitable conditions under...

Established and potentially invasive fish of the Laurentian Great Lakes

Christopher Jerde, Andrew Mahon & Erin Grey
Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding has shown promise as a tool for estimating biodiversity and early detection of invasive species. In aquatic systems, advantages of this method include the ability to concurrently monitor biodiversity and detect incipient invasions simply through the collection and analysis of water samples. However, depending on the molecular markers chosen for a given study, reference libraries containing target sequences from present species may limit the usefulness of eDNA metabarcoding. To explore the...

Environmental drivers of biseasonal anthrax outbreak dynamics in two multi-host savanna systems

Yen-Hua Huang, Kyrre Kausrud, Ayesha Hassim, Sunday Ochai, Louis Van Schalkwyk, Edgar Dekker, Alexander Buyantuev, Claudine Cloete, Werner Kilian, John Mfune, Henriette Van Heerden, Pauline Kamath & Wendy Turner
Environmental factors are common forces driving infectious disease dynamics. We compared inter-annual and seasonal patterns of anthrax infections in two multi-host systems in southern Africa: Etosha National Park, Namibia, and Kruger National Park, South Africa. Using several decades of mortality data from each system, we assessed possible transmission mechanisms behind anthrax dynamics, examining 1) within- and between-species case correlations, and 2) associations between anthrax mortalities and environmental factors, specifically rainfall and the Normalized Difference Vegetation...

Data from: Sex-biased habitat selection by American marten in the Acadian forest

Erin Simons-Legaard, Daniel Harrison, Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman & David Payer
Differences in spatial ecology between the sexes are generally expected for mammalian carnivores because of physiological (e.g., sexual dimorphism) or behavioral (e.g., uniparental care of offspring) differences, but sex is rarely included in studies of occurrence or occupancy. We evaluated differences in landscape-scale occurrence, as a function of habitat amount and configuration, between male and female American martens in the heterogeneous, commercially-managed forests of northern Maine. Our analysis focused on resident adults; individuals that had...

Additional file 3 of Environmental DNA detects Spawning Habitat of an ephemeral migrant fish (Anadromous Rainbow Smelt: Osmerus mordax)

Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York & Michael T. Kinnison
Supplementary Material 3

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Maine
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota
  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Cornell University
  • Michigan State University
  • Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive
  • University of Pretoria