16 Works

Phenotype data for: Pleiotropic and non-redundant effects of an auxin importer in Setaria and maize

Chuanmei Zhu, Mathew Box, Dhineshkumar Thiruppathi, Hao Hu, Yunqing Yu, Callista Martin, Andrew Doust, Paula McSteen & Elizabeth Kellogg
Directional transport of auxin is critical for inflorescence and floral development in flowering plants, but the role of auxin influx carriers (AUX1 proteins) has been largely overlooked. Taking advantage of available AUX1 mutants in Setaria viridis and maize, we uncover previously unreported aspects of plant development that are affected by auxin influx, including higher order branches in the inflorescence, stigma branch number, and glume (floral bract) development, and plant fertility. However, disruption of auxin flux...

Human-mediated trophic mismatch between fire, plants, and herbivores

Marcus Lashley, Michael Chitwood, Jacob Dykes, Christopher DePerno & Christopher Moorman
Trophic mismatches are commonly reported across a wide array of taxa and can have important implications for species participating in the interaction. However, to date, examples of trophic mismatch have centrally focused on those induced by shifts in climate. Here we report on the potential for humans to induce trophic mismatch by shifting the phenology of fire. Globally, anthropogenic fire ignitions are phenologically mismatched to that of historic lightning ignitions but the effects of this...

Using weather radar to help minimize wind energy impacts on nocturnally migrating birds

Emily B. Cohen, Jeffrey Buler, Kyle G. Horton, Scott R. Loss, Sergio A. Cabrera‐Cruz, Jaclyn A. Smolinsky & Peter P. Marra
As wind energy rapidly expands worldwide, information to minimize impacts of this development on biodiversity is urgently needed. Here we demonstrate how data collected by weather radar networks can inform placement and operation of wind facilities to reduce collisions and minimize habitat-related impacts for nocturnally migrating birds. We found over a third of nocturnal migrants flew through altitudes within the rotor-swept zone surrounding the North American Great Lakes, a continentally important migration corridor. Migrating birds...

Understanding how diel and seasonal rhythms affect the movements of a small non-migratory bird

Landon Neumann, Landon Neumann, Craig Davis, Samuel Fuhlendorf, Kent Andersson, R. Dwayne Elmore & Laura Goodman
Diel and seasonal rhythms affect an animal’s environment and life history. Understanding how these rhythms influence movement increases our knowledge on how animals adjust to changing resources, environmental conditions, and risk to their survival. To better understand how diel and seasonal rhythms affect animals, we evaluated movements of Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus); hereafter, bobwhite. Because bobwhite are a small non-migratory species that must cope with daily and seasonal changes in their environment year-around, they are...

Associated data for: Disease and weather induce rapid shifts in a rangeland ecosystem mediated by a keystone species (Cynomys ludovicianus)

Courtney Duchardt
Habitat loss and changing climate have direct impacts on native species but can also interact with disease pathogens to influence wildlife communities. In the North American Great Plains, black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) are a keystone species that create important grassland habitat for numerous species and serve as prey for predators, but lethal control driven by agricultural conflict has severely reduced their abundance. Novel disease dynamics caused by epizootic plague (Yersinia pestis) within prairie dog...

Soil Moisture Data for the Red River and Rio Grande Basins from 2015-2019

Tyson Ochsner, Matthew Levi & Grant Snitker
Modeled soil moisture raster maps (4km-pixels) displaying volumetric water content (VWC) and fraction of available water (FAW) in 10-cm depth increments for the 2015-2019 period for the Red River and Rio Grande basins.

A Dataset on the influence of air voids and fluid absorption on salt-induced calcium oxychloride damage

Rita M. Ghantous, Keegan Zetterberg, Hope Hall Becker, Amir Behravan, M. Tyler Ley, O. Burkan Isgor & W. Jason Weiss
This dataset aims to display damage induced by calcium oxychloride formation with respect to concrete air void content, and boundary conditions. The purpose of this data set is to complete the data in the paper submitted to Cement and Concrete Composites Journal. The citation for this journal paper is : [1] Rita M. Ghantous, K. Zetterberg, H. H. Becker, A. Behravan, M. T. Ley, O. B. Isgor, W. J. Weiss (2022). “The influence of air...

The roles of recombination and selection in shaping genomic divergence in an incipient ecological species complex

Matthew Wersebe, Ryan Sherman, Punidan Jeyasingh & Lawrence Weider
Speciation genomic studies have revealed that genomes of diverging lineages are shaped jointly by the actions of gene flow and selection. These evolutionary forces acting in concert with processes such as recombination and genome features such as gene density shape a mosaic landscape of divergence. We investigated the roles of recombination and gene density in shaping the patterns of differentiation and divergence between the cyclically parthenogenetic ecological sister-taxa, Daphnia pulicaria and Daphnia pulex. First, we...

Review and synthesis of the global literature on domestic cat impacts on wildlife

Scott Loss, Scott Loss, Brooke Boughton, Samantha Cady, David Londe, Caleb McKinney, Tim O'Connell, Georgia Riggs & Ellen Robertson
A vast global literature documents that free-roaming domestic cats (Felis catus) have substantial negative effects on wildlife, including through predation, fear, disease, and competition-related impacts that have contributed to numerous wildlife extinctions and population declines worldwide. However, no study has synthesized this literature on cat impacts on wildlife to evaluate its overarching biases and major gaps. To direct future research and conservation related to cat impacts on wildlife, we conducted a global literature review that...

Data from: Changes in waterfowl migration phenologies in central North America: implications for future waterfowl conservation

Kent Andersson, Craig Davis, Grant Harris & David Haukos
Globally, migration phenologies of numerous avian species have shifted over the past half-century. Despite North American waterfowl being well researched, published data on shifts in waterfowl migration phenologies remain scarce. Understanding shifts in waterfowl migration phenologies along with potential drivers is critical for guiding future conservation efforts. Therefore, we utilized historical (1955–2008) nonbreeding waterfowl survey data collected at 21 National Wildlife Refuges in the mid- to lower portion of the Central Flyway to summarize changes...

Climate alters the movement ecology of a non-migratory bird - dataset

Landon Neumann
Global climate change is causing increased climate extremes threatening biodiversity and altering ecosystems. Climate is comprised of many variables including air temperature, barometric pressure, solar radiation, wind, relative humidity, and precipitation that interact with each other. As movement connects various aspects of an animal’s life, understanding how climate influences movement at a fine-temporal scale will be critical to the long-term conservation of species impacted by climate change. The sedentary nature of non-migratory species could increase...

Data from: A longitudinal analysis of the growth rate and mass of tail feathers in a great tit population: ontogeny, genetic effects and relationship between traits

Ivan De La Hera, Michael S. Reichert, Gabrielle L. Davidson & John L. Quinn
Feathers have a diversity of functions in birds and are costly to produce, so their growth rate and mass can be reliable indicators of nutritional condition at the time of production. Despite the potential for feather metrics to advance our understanding of foraging, they are underused in avian ecology. One reason for this is the difficulty of interpreting whether individual variation is driven by ontogenetic, genetic, or environmental effects, which is exacerbated by the fact...

Effects of supplemental feeding on nesting success and physiological metrics in Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis)

Danielle Perryman, Meelyn Pandit, Eric Riddell, Tiana Sanders, Ian Kanda & Jennifer Grindstaff
Supplemental feeding is a common anthropogenic influence on wildlife which, dependent on natural food availability, can have positive or negative effects on physiological condition. Animals may respond negatively to supplemental feeding if the artificial food source increases disease risk due to aggregation. We manipulated supplemental food availability in a wild population of Eastern bluebirds, Sialia sialis, to examine the influence on physiological metrics and nesting success without causing birds to aggregate to access food. Adult...

Anchorage by seed mucilage prevents seed dislodgement in high surface flow: a mechanistic investigation

Vincent Pan, Cecilia Girvin & Eric LoPresti
Background and Aims: Seed mucilage is a common and highly diverse trait shared among thousands of angiosperm species. While long recognized that mucilage allows seeds to anchor to substrates (antitelechory), resisting abiotic and biotic dislodgement, we still lack a mechanistic understanding of this process. Methods: We propose a mechanistic model of how mucilage affects substrate anchorage and fluid resistance, ultimately contributing to dislodgement resistance. To test this model, we subjected mucilaginous seeds of 52 species,...

Manipulating plant microbiomes in the field: native mycorrhizae advance plant succession and improve native plant restoration

Liz Koziol, Jonathan Bauer, Eric Duell, Karen Hickman, Geoffrey House, Peggy Schultz, Alice Tipton, Gail Wilson & James Bever
The plant microbiome is critical to plant health and is degraded with anthropogenic disturbance. However, the value of re-establishing the native microbiome is rarely considered in ecological restoration. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are particularly important microbiome components, as they associate with most plants, and later successional grassland plants are strongly responsive to native AM fungi. With five separate sites across the United States, we inoculated mid- and late successional plant seedlings with one of three...

Raw mass-standardized ionomic data from seven fish species and raw transcriptome sequences for mosquitofish inhabiting the Tar Creek Superfund Site in OK, USA

John Coffin, Joanna Kelley, Punidan Jeyasingh & Michael Tobler
Our understanding of the mechanisms mediating the resilience of organisms to environmental change remains lacking. Heavy metals negatively affect processes at all biological scales, yet organisms inhabiting contaminated environments must maintain homeostasis to survive. Tar Creek in Oklahoma, USA, contains high concentrations of heavy metals and an abundance of Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), though several fish species persist at lower frequency. To test hypotheses about the mechanisms mediating the persistence and abundance of mosquitofish in...

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  • 2022

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  • Oklahoma State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Georgia
  • Oregon State University
  • Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory