8 Works

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...

Kernel weight contribution to yield genetic gain of maize: A global dataset of maize yield, kernel number, and kernel weight over the last century

Javier Fernandez, Carlos Messina, Andrea Salinas, P.V. Vara Prasad, Jesse Nippert & Ignacio Ciampitti
Studies characterizing the effect of a century of plant breeding on physiological traits are highly needed to identify candidate traits for future improvement in maize (Zea mays L.). A global evaluation of kernel weight progress over time requires the assembly of large and reliable data documenting genetic improvements in this trait across commercial breeding programs in different regions. We compiled a global dataset of yield and yield components from 34 published and unpublished studies comparing...

Data from: Applied phenomics and genomics for improving barley yellow dwarf resistance in winter wheat

Paula Silva, Byron Evers, Alexandria Kieffaber, Xu Wang, Allan Fritz, Jared Crain, Jesse Poland & Liangliang Gao
Barley yellow dwarf is one of the major viral diseases of cereals. Phenotyping barley yellow dwarf in wheat is extremely challenging due to similarities to other biotic and abiotic stresses. Breeding for resistance is additionally challenging as the wheat primary germplasm pool lacks genetic resistance, with most of the few resistance genes named to date originating from a wild relative species. The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate the use of high-throughput phenotyping...

Mammals adjust diel activity across gradients of urbanization

Travis Gallo, Mason Fidino, Brian Gerber, Adam Ahlers, Julia Angstmann, Max Amaya, Amy Concilio, David Drake, Danielle Gray, Elizabeth Lehrer, Maureen Murray, Travis Ryan, Colleen St. Clair, Carmen Salsbury, Heather Sander, Theodore Stankowich, Jaque Williamson, Amy Belaire, Kelly Simone & Seth Magle
Time is a fundamental component of ecological processes. How animal behavior changes over time has been explored through well-known ecological theories like niche partitioning and predator-prey dynamics. Yet, changes in animal behavior within the shorter 24-hour light-dark cycle have largely gone unstudied. Understanding if an animal can adjust their temporal activity to mitigate or adapt to environmental change has become a recent topic of discussion and is important for effective wildlife management and conservation. While...

Data from: The evolution of thermal performance in native and invasive populations of Mimulus guttatus

Aleah Querns & Seema Sheth
The rise of globalization has spread organisms beyond their natural range, allowing further opportunity for species to adapt to novel environments and potentially become invaders. Yet, the role of thermal niche evolution in promoting the success of invasive species remains poorly understood. Here, we use thermal performance curves (TPCs) to test hypotheses about thermal adaptation during the invasion process. First, we tested the hypothesis that if species largely conserve their thermal niche in the introduced...

Limited legacy effects of extreme multi-year drought on carbon and nitrogen cycling in a mesic grassland

Leena Vilonen, John Blair, Pankaj Trivedi, Lydia Zeglin & Melinda Smith
The intensification of drought throughout the US Great Plains has the potential to have large impacts on grassland functioning, as has been shown with dramatic losses of plant productivity annually. Yet, we have a poor understanding of how grassland functioning responds after drought ends. This study examined how belowground nutrient cycling responds after drought and whether legacy effects persist post-drought. We assessed the two-year recovery of nutrient cycling processes following a four-year experimental drought in...

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...

Dancing drives evolution of sexual size dimorphism in manakins

Elsie H. Shogren, Marina Anciães, Julia Barske, César Cestari, Emily H. DuVal, Milene G. Gaiotti, Erik I. Johnson, Rebecca T. Kimball, Miguel A. Marini, T. Brandt Ryder, Micah N. Scholer, Judit Ungvári, Stewart A. White & W. Alice Boyle
Body size mediates life history, physiology, and inter- and intra-specific interactions. Within species, sexes frequently differ in size, reflecting divergent selective pressures and/or constraints. Both sexual selection and differences in environmentally-mediated reproductive constraints can drive sexual size dimorphism, but empirically testing causes of dimorphism is challenging. Manakins (Pipridae), a family of Neotropical birds comprising ~50 species, exhibit both male- and female-biased size dimorphism and are distributed across gradients of precipitation and elevation. Males perform courtship...

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  • 2022

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  • Kansas State University
  • University of Florida
  • Oklahoma State University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Alberta
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology