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  • Spatial release from masking in crocodilians 

    Thévenet, Julie; Papet, Léo; Campos, Zilca; Greenfield, Michael; Boyer, Nicolas; Grimault, Nicolas; Mathevon, Nicolas (Nature Research, 2022-08-25)
    Ambient noise is a major constraint on acoustic communication in both animals and humans. One mechanism to overcome this problem is Spatial Release from Masking (SRM), the ability to distinguish a target sound signal from ...
  • Gtsf1 is essential for proper female sex determination and transposon silencing in the silkworm, Bombyx mori 

    Chen, Kai; Yu, Ye; Yang, Dehong; Yang, Xu; Tang, Linmeng; Liu, Yujia; Luo, Xingyu; Walter, James R.; Liu, Zulian; Xu, Jun; Huang, Yongping (Geological Society of America, 2020-11-02)
    Sex determination pathways are astoundingly diverse in insects. For instance, the silk moth Bombyx mori uniquely use various components of the piRNA pathway to produce the Fem signal for specification of the female fate. ...
  • Response to Stephens et al. (2019) 

    Peterson, A. Townsend; Soberón, Jorge; Ramsey, Janine; Osorio-Olvera, Luis (University of Kansas, 2020-01-31)
    Rebuttal to Stephens et al. (2019), as part of a debate format.
  • Community structure of soil fungi in a novel perennial crop monoculture, annual agriculture, and native prairie reconstruction 

    McKenna, Thomas P.; Crews, Timothy E.; Kemp, Laura; Sikes, Benjamin A. (Public Library of Science, 2020-01-30)
    The use of perennial crop species in agricultural systems may increase ecosystem services and sustainability. Because soil microbial communities play a major role in many processes on which ecosystem services and sustainability ...
  • Predicting Abundances of Aedes mcintoshi, a primary Rift Valley fever virus mosquito vector 

    Campbell, Lindsay P.; Reuman, Daniel C.; Lutomiah, Joel; Peterson, A. Townsend; Linthicum, Kenneth J.; Britch, Seth C.; Anyamba, Assaf; Sang, Rosemary (Public Library of Science, 2019-12-17)
    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus with important livestock and human health, and economic consequences across Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Climate and vegetation monitoring guide ...
  • A new variance ratio metric to detect the timescale of compensatory dynamics 

    Zhao, Lei; Wang, Shaopeng; Hallett, Lauren M.; Rypel, Andrew L.; Sheppard, Lawrence W.; Castorani, Max C. N.; Shoemaker, Lauren G.; Cottingham, Kathryn L.; Suding, Katharine; Reuman, Daniel C. (Wiley Open Access, 2020-05-06)
    Understanding the mechanisms governing ecological stability—why a property such as primary productivity is stable in some communities and variable in others—has long been a focus of ecology. Compensatory dynamics, in which ...
  • Tail associations in ecological variables and their impact on extinction risk 

    Ghosh, Shyamolina; Sheppard, Lawrence W.; Reuman, Daniel C. (Ecological Society of America, 2020-05-13)
    Extreme climatic events (ECEs) are becoming more frequent and more intense due to climate change. Furthermore, there is reason to believe ECEs may modify "tail associations" between distinct population vital rates, or ...
  • A new approach to interspecific synchrony in population ecology using tail association 

    Ghosh, Shyamolina; Sheppard, Lawrence W.; Reid, Philip C.; Reuman, Daniel (Wiley Open Access, 2020-11-10)
    Standard methods for studying the association between two ecologically important variables provide only a small slice of the information content of the association, but statistical approaches are available that provide ...
  • A new model for efficient, need-driven progress in generating primary biodiversity information resources 

    Asase, Alex; Sainge, Moses N.; Radji, Raoufou A.; Ugbogu, Omokafe A.; Peterson, A. Townsend (Wiley Open Access, 2020-01-19)
    Premise The field of biodiversity informatics has developed rapidly in recent years, with broad availability of large-scale information resources. However, online biodiversity information is biased spatially as a result ...
  • Supraspecific units in correlative niche modeling improves the prediction of geographic potential of biological invasions 

    Castaño-Quintero, Sandra; Escobar-Luján, Jazmín; Osorio-Olvera, Luis; Peterson, A. Townsend; Chiappa-Carrara, Xavier; Martínez-Meyer, Enrique; Yañez-Arenas, Carlos (PeerJ, 2020-12-22)
    Background Biological invasions rank among the most significant threats to biodiversity and ecosystems. Correlative ecological niche modeling is among the most frequently used tools with which to estimate potential ...
  • Potential distributions of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis causing anthrax in Africa 

    Romero-Alvarez, Daniel; Peterson, A. Townsend; Salzer, Johanna S.; Pittiglio, Claudia; Shadomy, Sean; Traxler, Rita; Vieira, Antonio R.; Bower, William A.; Walke, Henry; Campbell, Lindsay P. (Public Library of Science, 2020-05-09)
    Background Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis (Bcbva) is an emergent bacterium closely related to Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax. The latter has a worldwide distribution and usually causes infectious ...
  • A standard protocol for reporting species distribution models 

    Zurell, Damaris; Franklin, Janet; König, Christian; Bouchet, Phil J.; Dormann, Carsten F.; Elith, Jane; Fandos, Guillermo; Feng, Xiao; Guillera-Arroita, Gurutzeta; Guisan, Antoine; Lahoz-Monfort, José J.; Leitão, Pedro J.; Park, Daniel S.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Rapacciuolo, Giovanni; Schmatz, Dirk R.; Schröder, Boris; Serra-Diaz, Josep M.; Thuiller, Wilfried; Yates, Katherine L.; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Merow, Cory (Wiley Open Access, 2020-06-01)
    Species distribution models (SDMs) constitute the most common class of models across ecology, evolution and conservation. The advent of ready-to-use software packages and increasing availability of digital geoinformation ...
  • Acknowledging uncertainty in evolutionary reconstructions of ecological niches 

    Owens, Hannah L.; Ribeiro, Vivian; Saupe, Erin E.; Cobos, Marlon E.; Hosner, Peter A.; Cooper, Jacob C.; Samy, Abdallah M.; Barve, Vijay; Barve, Narayani; Muñoz-R., Carlos J.; Peterson, A. Townsend (Wiley Open Access, 2020-06-27)
    Reconstructing ecological niche evolution can provide insight into the biogeography and diversification of evolving lineages. However, comparative phylogenetic methods may infer the history of ecological niche evolution ...
  • Obituary: Kenneth Barclay Armitage (1925–2022) 

    Salsbury, Carmen M.; Van Vuren, Dirk H.; Fairbanks, W. Sue; Barthelmess, Erika L.; Blumstein, Daniel T.; Koprowski, John L.; Timm, Robert M. (Journal of Mammalogy, 2022-08)
  • Opening the door to greater phylogeographic inference in Southeast Asia: Comparative genomic study of five codistributed rainforest bird species using target capture and historical DNA 

    Lim, Haw Chuan; Shakya, Subir B.; Harvey, Michael G.; Moyle, Robert G.; Fleischer, Robert C.; Braun, Michael J.; Sheldon, Frederick H. (Wiley Open Access, 2020-03-06)
    Indochina and Sundaland are biologically diverse, interconnected regions of Southeast Asia with complex geographic histories. Few studies have examined phylogeography of bird species that span the two regions because of ...
  • First occurrence of the problematic vetulicolian Skeemella clavula in the Cambrian Marjum Formation of Utah, USA 

    Kimmig, Julien; Lieberman, B. (Carnets de Geologie, 2020-05-20)
    The Cambrian Marjum Formation of western Utah (USA) preserves a diverse soft-bodied fauna from the upper Drumian that is slightly younger than the well-known Burgess Shale. While the Marjum is dominated by arthropods, ...
  • Mimulus sRNAs Are Wound Responsive and Associated with Transgenerationally Plastic Genes but Rarely Both 

    Colicchio, Jack; Kelly, John; Hileman, Lena (MDPI, 2020-10-13)
    Organisms alter development in response to environmental cues. Recent studies demonstrate that they can transmit this plasticity to progeny. While the phenotypic and transcriptomic evidence for this “transgenerational ...
  • Deepening roots can enhance carbonate weathering by amplifying CO2-rich recharge 

    Wen, Hang; Sullivan, Pamela L.; Macpherson, Gwendolyn L.; Billings, Sharon A.; Li, Li (European Geosciences Union, 2021-01-05)
    Carbonate weathering is essential in regulating atmospheric CO2 and carbon cycle at the century timescale. Plant roots accelerate weathering by elevating soil CO2 via respiration. It however remains poorly understood how ...
  • Short- and long-term temperature responses of soil denitrifier net N2O efflux rates, inter-profile N2O dynamics, and microbial genetic potentials 

    Buckeridge, Kate M.; Edwards, Kate A.; Min, Kyungjin; Ziegler, Susan E.; Billings, Sharon A. (Copernicus Publications, 2020-08-26)
    Production and reduction of nitrous oxide (N2O) by soil denitrifiers influence atmospheric concentrations of this potent greenhouse gas. Accurate projections of the net N2O flux have three key uncertainties: (1) short- vs. ...
  • SoDaH: the SOils DAta Harmonization database, an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks, version 1.0 

    Wieder, William R.; Pierson, Derek; Earl, Stevan; Lajtha, Kate; Baer, Sara G.; Ballantyne, Ford; Berhe, Asmeret Asefaw; Billings, Sharon A.; Brigham, Laurel M.; Chacon, Stephany S.; Fraterrigo, Jennifer; Frey, Serita D.; Georgiou, Katerina; de Graaff, Marie-Anne; Grandy, A. Stuart; Hartman, Melannie D.; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Johnson, Chris; Kaye, Jason; Kyker-Snowman, Emily; Litvak, Marcy E.; Mack, Michelle C.; Malhotra, Avni; Moore, Jessica A. M.; Nadelhoffer, Knute; Rasmussen, Craig; Silver, Whendee L.; Sulman, Benjamin N.; Walker, Xanthe; Weintraub, Samantha (Copernicus Publications, 2021-05-05)
    Data collected from research networks present opportunities to test theories and develop models about factors responsible for the long-term persistence and vulnerability of soil organic matter (SOM). Synthesizing datasets ...

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