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Suction-based propulsion as a basis for efficient animal swimming
(Nature Publishing Group, 2015-11-03)
A central and long-standing tenet in the conceptualization of animal swimming is the idea that propulsive thrust is generated by pushing the surrounding water rearward. Inherent in this perspective is the assumption that ...
N budgets and aquatic uptake in the Ipswich River basin, northeastern Massachusetts
(American Geophysical Union, 2004-11-05)
We calculated N budgets and conducted nutrient uptake experiments to evaluate the fate of N in the aquatic environment of the Ipswich River basin, northeastern Massachusetts. A mass balance indicates that the basin retains ...
An efficient system for selectively altering genetic information within mRNAs
(Oxford University Press, 2016-08-23)
Site-directed RNA editing (SDRE) is a strategy to precisely alter genetic information within mRNAs. By linking the catalytic domain of the RNA editing enzyme ADAR to an antisense guide RNA, specific adenosines can be ...
Soil hydraulic response to land-use change associated with the recent soybean expansion at the Amazon agricultural frontier
Clearing for large-scale soy production and the displacement of cattle-breeding by soybeans are major features of land-use change in the lowland Amazon that can alter hydrologic properties of soils and the runoff generation ...
Correction to “Importance of carbon-nitrogen interactions and ozone on ecosystem hydrology during the 21st century”
(American Geophysical Union, 2009-08-22)
Ecosystem feedbacks and cascade processes : understanding their role in the responses of Arctic and alpine ecosystems to environmental change
Global environmental change, related to climate change and the deposition of airborne N-containing contaminants, has already resulted in shifts in plant community composition among plant functional types in arctic and ...
Neuronal calcium sensor-1 enhancement of InsP3 receptor activity is inhibited by therapeutic levels of lithium
(American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2006-06)
Regulation and dysregulation of intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling via the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R) has been linked to many cellular processes and pathological conditions. In the present study, ...
Processing arctic eddy-flux data using a simple carbon-exchange model embedded in the ensemble Kalman filter
(Ecological Society of America, 2010-07)
Continuous time-series estimates of net ecosystem carbon exchange (NEE) are routinely made using eddy covariance techniques. Identifying and compensating for errors in the NEE time series can be automated using a signal ...
Burn severity influences postfire CO2 exchange in Arctic tundra
(Ecological Society of America, 2011-03)
Burned landscapes present several challenges to quantifying landscape carbon balance. Fire scars are composed of a mosaic of patches that differ in burn severity, which may influence postfire carbon budgets through damage ...
Modeling coupled biogeochemical cycles
(Ecological Society of America, 2011-02)
Organisms require about 30 essential elements to sustain life. The cycles of these elements are coupled to one another through the specific physiological requirements of the organisms. Here, I contrast several approaches ...