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Lueck, Amanda - - 2010
Oyama, Ryan - - 2010
We investigated pollinator response to a pair of sympatric sister taxa, Antirrhinum subcordatum and A. vexillo-calyculatum (Plantaginaceae). These two taxa, native to northern California, have overlapping geographic distributions, show specialization to different soil types and are morphologically similar except that they differ in flower color (white and purple respectively). We ...
Heslinga, Justin - - 2010
Evaluating the progress of ecological restoration projects is critical to improving our understanding of degraded ecosystems and their rehabilitation. In a remnant tallgrass prairie in southeast Michigan that is being managed by periodic dormant-season burns to reduce exotic species and increase native diversity, we tracked plant community changes in seven ...
Rooney, Thomas - - 2010
We examined changes in plant species composition at Faville Prairie in southeastern Wisconsin, based on surveys in permanently-marked, 2 X 2 m quadrats in 1946-1948, 1976-1978 and 9005. Permanent quadrats were distributed across a wide soil moisture gradient. During settlement the site was never cultivated but was mowed for hay ...
Negus, Lucas - - 2010
Throughout the Midwestern U.S., grassland birds have been declining faster than any other group of birds, with the main cause for these declines being the extensive loss of native prairies. During the last 25 y, surrogate grasslands, such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands, have become increasingly important as an ...
Mahan, Carolyn - - 2010
We quantified the habitat characteristics associated with capture sites (20032006) of the state endangered northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) in Pennsylvania to develop management recommendations that help ensure its continued persistence in the Appalachians. In addition, we used this refined understanding of northern flying squirrel habitat to update the Pennsylvania ...
Perry, Roger - - 2010
We quantified changes in capture rates and sex ratios from May to Sept. for eight species of bats, derived from 8 y of extensive mist netting in forests of the Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas. Our primary goal was to determine patterns of relative abundance for each species of bat captured over ...
Piorkowski, Martin - - 2010
Spatial analysis that aims to identify site-specific hotspots of collision mortality from birds or bats striking wind turbines can potentially lead to mitigating measures that reduce mortality rates. During May-Jul. 2004 and 2005, we studied bird and bat mortality from collisions with wind turbines at a 102 megawatt, 68-turbine wind ...
Rosemier, J.N. - - 2010
Exotic tree diseases have direct impacts on their host and may have indirect effects on native fauna that rely on host tree species. This paper reports on relative preference for European beech [Fagus sylvatica (L.)] and sugar maple [Acer saccharum (Marsh.)] seed to small mammals, the direct impacts of beech ...
Reimer, Jesika - - 2010
The feeding habits of hoary (Lasiurus cinereus) and silver-haired (Lasionycteris noctivagans) bats have been documented for their summer grounds, but little is known about their feeding habits while en route during migration. We analyzed stomach contents of L. cinereus and L. noctivagans collected at a wind-turbine facility in southwestern Alberta ...
Connior, Matthew - - 2010
Ozark pocket gophers, Geomys bursarius ozarkensis, are endemic to Izard County, Arkansas with a distribution of ~2300 [km.sup.2]. Limited data exists on this subspecies; thus, we collected vegetation and soil habitat data within the current range. Pocket gophers were present in 11 named soil types with loamy sand being the ...
Seilheimer, Titus - - 2010
Habitat use by fishes in groundwater-dependent ecosystems with springs and spring-fed creeks is not widely studied or well understood. We evaluated habitat use by three disjunct populations of fish species (Phoxinus erythrogaster, Nocomis asper and Etheostoma microperca) and, a widespread species, E. spectabilein spring-fed streams draining the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer of ...
Weston, Michael - - 2010
We studied how habitat selection influences the distribution and densities of a stenotypic yellowcheek darter Etheostoma moorei (Raney and Suttkus) and eurytypic rainbow darter E. caeruleum (Storer) in a headwater stream subjected to periodic drying. We spatially sampled in habitats within riffle substrates and at four sites four to six ...
Speer, James - - 2010
Periodical cicada emergences in the eastern United States are one of the largest biomass fluctuations in the world, providing a unique opportunity to study if a root parasite can affect broad-scale patterns of forest growth and succession. We used dendrochronology to examine the direct effect of Brood X (17 y ...
Reinoso, Gustavo - - 2010
Taylor, Renee - - 2010
Kelly, Greg - - 2010
This paper sketches my personal odyssey from artist to occupational therapist. I call it an odyssey because it traces a journey home to where it all began: a love of drawing and story-telling. It focuses on my progress as an author and how this has informed my development as an ...
Bryant, Wendy - - 2010
Jennifer Creek, who retired in summer 2009, made an outstanding scholarly contribution to occupational therapy, encompassing many different aspects. The relationship between theory and practice was the focus for her work. Her belief in the potential of occupational therapy inspired her efforts to understand it. While her contribution has been ...
Robson, Emma - - 2010
This paper describes the implementation and preliminary results of a supported education programme designed to complement a youth-oriented supported employment programme.
Taylor, Tatiana - - 2010
A service evaluation investigated the gender sensitivity of a London mental health rehabilitation service, including interventions to increase participation in women-only groups and activities.
Parkinson, Sue - - 2010
Continuing professional development requires robust support mechanisms to maximise opportunities for the dissemination of best practice and to ensure sustainability. Accordingly, occupational therapists in a county-wide mental health service created a practice development adviser post and embarked on an academic partnership to support the delivery of evidence-based practice. Professional development ...
Orpen, Nicola - - 2010
This study focused on patients' accounts of perceptions and experience of preoperative home-based interventions to increase health professionals' understanding of what is important or not when supporting patients preparing for hip replacements.
Derdall, Michele - - 2010
Web-based technologies are being used increasingly for communication and education within occupational therapy curricula, including practice placement modules. The purpose of this study was to incorporate and evaluate web-based communication during practice placement.
Moir, Lois - - 2010
This exploratory study evaluated the effects of learning switching skills for children with severe and profound multiple disabilities using a multisensory environment and the child's natural environment.
Marx, Jerry - - 2010
Oles, Thomas - - 2010
Zosky, Diane - - 2010
Unlike in the adult criminal justice system, where domestic violence policies hold perpetrators accountable for their violence, the juvenile justice system rarely addresses teenage dating violence. Although the adult criminal justice system has pursued policies toward intimate partner violence grounded on a "zero tolerance" ideology, the juvenile justice system was ...
McBeath, Bowen - - 2010
Federal, state, and local policymakers and funders have increasingly organized human service delivery functions around the selection and implementation of empirically supported interventions (ESIs), under the expectation that service delivery through such intervention frameworks results in improvements in cost-effectiveness and system performance. This article examines the validity of four premises ...
Graham, John - - 2010
Social service agencies and practitioners are continually challenged to provide services that are effective for, and reflective of, cultural and religious diversity. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 50 social work practitioners in four Canadian cities to gain insight into methods of practice that are culturally sensitive for work with Muslim ...
Lucero, Nancy - - 2010
The cultural identity and tribal connectedness of American Indians are commonly believed to have been negatively affected by the urbanization process in which American Indians have been involved during the past half century. This phenomenological study examined the processes through which cultural identity was formed and maintained by a group ...
Rocha, Cynthia - - 2010
This article reviews the literature on political participation of social workers and the variables that promote or impede political advocacy. Early research in the 1980s and 1990s most often reported education, feelings of efficacy, having a macro-type job, and being a member of a national association as Factors that determine ...
Murdach, Allison - - 2010
Along with other helping professions, social work is today struggling to become a more "evidence-based" activity. This article explores some of the issues raised by this reevaluation of social work, especially as it relates to the issue of direct social work practice. Despite the current push to base social work ...
Hodge, David - - 2010
At the turn of the century, the Joint Commission--the nation's largest health care accrediting organization--began requiring spiritual assessments in hospitals and many other mental health settings frequented by Native Americans. Despite high levels of service use, culturally unique forms of spirituality, and a history of oppression in mainstream settings, no ...
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