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Phenological synchronization drives demographic rates of populations
(Ecological Society of America, 2015)
Phenology is increasingly recognized as an important factor structuring communities because it determines when and at what life stage organisms interact. Previous work indicates that changes in first or mean timing of a ...
Linking phenological shifts to species interactions through size-mediated priority effects
(British Ecological Society, 2014)
Interannual variation in seasonal weather patterns causes shifts in the relative timing of phenological events of species within communities, but we currently lack a mechanistic understanding of how these phenological ...
Resolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional diversity
(the Royal Society, 2014)
Efforts to characterize food webs have generated two influential approaches that reduce the complexity of natural communities. The traditional approach groups individuals based on their species identity, while recently ...
Nitrogen, biochar, and mycorrhizae: Alteration of the symbiosis and oxidation of the char surface
In some cases amending soil with biochar improves fertility, although the exact mechanisms through which biochar alters soil processes are not well understood. In other cases, however, biochar amendment can have no effect ...
Disturbance Driven Colony Fragmentation as a Driver of a Coral Disease Outbreak
In September of 2010, Brewer’s Bay reef, located in St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), was simultaneously affected by abnormally high temperatures and the passage of a hurricane that resulted in the mass bleaching and ...
Sex and stochasticity affect range expansion of experimental invasions
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
Evolutionary profiling reveals the heterogeneous origins of classes of human disease genes: implications for modeling disease genetics in animals
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Background: The recent expansion of whole-genome sequence data available from diverse animal lineages provides an opportunity to investigate the evolutionary origins of specific classes of human disease genes. Previous ...
Hemichordate genomes and deuterostome origins
(Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
Acorn worms, also known as enteropneust (literally, ‘gut-breathing’) hemichordates, are marine invertebrates that share features with echinoderms and chordates. Together, these three phyla comprise the deuterostomes. Here ...
Total Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and Analogues Thereof: Strategy Evolution, Structural Revision, and Biological Evaluation
(American Chemical Society, 2014)
The details of the total synthesis of viridicatumtoxin B (1) are described. Initial synthetic strategies toward this intriguing tetracycline antibiotic resulted in the development of key alkylation and Lewis acid-mediated ...