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Abstract?Larval western toads (Bufo boreas) are known to exhibit antipredator behavior in response to both chemical alarm cues released from injured conspecifics and chemical cues of predatory invertebrates. In this study, we tested whether long-term exposure to predator and alarm cues resulted in an adaptive shift in life history characteristics of the toads. We raised groups of tadpoles in the presence of: (1) predatory backswimmers (Notonecta spp.) that were fed toad tadpoles, (2) nonpredatory water boatman (Corixidae), and (3) chemical alarm cues of injured conspecifics. Tadpoles raised in the presence of both chemical alarm cues and cues of predators fed tadpoles metamorphosed in significantly shorter time...
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These data represent an annotated training data for machine learned life history classification of the daily activity of dabbling ducks (f. Anatidae sf. Anatinae) using hourly GPS data. Each row of data represents a single GPS location for one of 5 species of dabbling duck. Note: the machine learned model was developed to be general across sf. Anatinae and does not include specific reference to the species included. That information is obtainable from the point of contact upon request. Each data record contains unique identifiers for individual bird, individual date of locations for an individual bird, and for individual location. Each record contains spatial, temporal and associated habitat information. Each record...
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In 2011 through 2013, when nests were found, notes were kept on whether it held eggs or hatchlings at the time of discovery, and how it was found. Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record.
The flow regime is regarded by many aquatic ecologists to be the key driver of river and floodplain wetland ecosystems. We have focused this literature review around four key principles to highlight the important mechanisms that link hydrology and aquatic biodiversity and to illustrate the consequent impacts of altered flow regimes: Firstly, flow is a major determinant of physical habitat in streams, which in turn is a major determinant of biotic composition; Secondly, aquatic species have evolved life history strategies primarily in direct response to the natural flow regimes; Thirdly, maintenance of natural patterns of longitudinal and lateral connectivity is essential to the viability of populations of many riverine...
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Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record. This dataset contains the identity of the plant species under which the nest was constructed.
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Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record. In 2010 through 2013, I calculated return rates for adult males.
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Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record. In 2011 through 2013, I took nest measurements within a week of nest failure or fledgling. However, in 2011, the first year of nest monitoring, I...
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Synonymies, diagnoses, descriptions, illustrations, an identification key and meristic frequency tables are provided for all species of Lonchopisthus. Most of the skeletal anatomy of L. higmani is also illustrated. A new jawfish, Lonchopisthus ancistrus n. sp., is described from the Gulf of Mexico and off Honduras based on 21 specimens 41‒89 mm standard length (SL). It differs from other congeners by the following combination of characters: posterior end of maxilla strongly hooked; membrane connecting maxilla and premaxilla and inner membrane covering posterior part of dentary pale; segmented dorsal-fin rays 11–13, with unbranched rays 2–5; longitudinal body scale rows 33‒39; and very long pelvic fins, 39.4‒75.3...
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Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record. In 2011 through 2013, I mapped territories of male Grasshopper Sparrows and calculated territory size. A 95% kernel density estimate was used to calculate...
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The dataset includes four seperate files of data for a project that examined the strontium isotopic composition of otoliths of Clear Lake Hitch. Otoliths examined in this study were from randomly-sampled individual Clear Lake Hitch that recruited into the adult population in Clear Lake. The fish were collected in June and July 2017. Strontium isotopic composition (87Sr/86Sr ) in otoliths was determined with a multicollector LA-ICP mass spectrometer (LA-ICMPS; Nu Plasma HR, Nu Instrument, Inc.) interfaced with a Nd : YAG 213-nm laser (New Wave Research UP213) at the University of California, Davis. Fish capture and size data are in the file Clear Lake Hitch Otolith Data_FISH. Otolith increment data are in the file...
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This dataset contains initial data from head-started alligator snapping turtles released by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) from November 2015 to October 2016. In addition, it contains data from a five-day trapping effort at each of seven release sites by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from late June to early October 2018. Trapping was completed using hoop nets of three sizes. We recaptured eight head-started alligator snapping turtles as well as four individuals native to the creek.
This dataset includes two files, 1) site -specific covariates including the presence of predators (fish), disease (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis [Bd] - amphibian chytrid fungus), and permanence (ephemeral or permanent) of sites in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The dataset was analyzed for planned publication of a manuscript in Population Ecology, Crockett, J., E. Muths and L.L. Bailey authors. and 2) site-specific covariates for additional sites in Colorado (including those in file 1) noting the presence of toad breeding, snowpack values, Bd, permanence and elevation that are analyzed for a second planned publication by Crockett et al.
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Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record. In 2013, the dimensions (length and width) of 1–2 eggs were measured in a randomly selected subset of nests as soon after the nest was found as possible.
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Two unique datasets on the abundance and morphology of the angel lichen moth (Cisthene angelus) in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA were compiled to describe the phenology and life history of this common, but poorly known, species. The abundance data were collected from 2012 to 2013 through a collaboration with river runners in Grand Canyon National Park. These citizen scientists deployed light traps from their campsites for one hour each night of their expedition. Insects were preserved in ethanol on site, and returned to the Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona for analysis in the laboratory. A total of 2,437 light trap samples were sorted through, 903 of which contained C. angelus. In total, 73,841...
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These data are the data for spring body composition and energy content for adult female brown bears from Gates of the Arctic, Lake Clark, Kodiak, and Katmai, Alaska, 2014-2017.
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In 2010-2013 a variety of measurements were taken from grasshopper sparrows captured as part of the study described below and referenced in the larger work citation of this metadata record. Measurements include age, sex, wing length, weight, and exposed culmen length. Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this is the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. Specifically,...
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Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus (commonly referred to as the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow) occurs in the desert and plains grasslands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Although a subspecies of conservation concern, this data was produced as part of the first intensive study of its life history and breeding ecology, providing baseline data and facilitating comparisons with other North American Grasshopper Sparrow subspecies. This study is described in the publication listed in the larger work citation of this metadata record. In 2011 through 2013, I recorded the number of eggs in each nest, once laying had ceased
The desert tortoise occurs in two strikingly different desert regimes in the southwestern United States. In the Mojave Desert, rainfall is more irregular and resources are more limited than in the Sonoran Desert. We examined the age structure of tortoise populations from these two deserts to determine whether the difference in resource availability has driven an evolutionary divergence in life history strategies. Age and growth rates strongly reflect the ecological adaptation of the two populations. The oldest Sonoran males reached 54 years, compared to only 43 years in females. The oldest West Mojave (WM) males reached 56 years, compared to only 27 years in females. WM tortoises grew faster than Sonoran ones, and...
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This dataset contains data from visual encounter and acoustic surveys in Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas from August 2010 to September 2018. This dataset also includes salinity measurements from nine salinity loggers deployed in the study area.
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This dataset contains data from an ongoing trapping effort beginning in 2019 targeting alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) in the Atchafalaya Basin of south-central Louisiana.


map background search result map search result map Angel Lichen Moth Abundance and Morphology Data, Grand Canyon, AZ, 2012 Egg dimensions in Arizona 2013 Adult male return rate Arizona 2010-2013 GRSP measurements AZ 2010-2013 Clutch size measurements Arizona 2011- 2013 Nest measurements Arizona 2011-2013 Nest plant measurements Arizona 2011-2013 Calculated territory size Arizona 2009-2013 How nests found Arizona 2011-2013 Meristic and morphometric data for "Revision of the jawfish genus Lonchopisthus with description of a new Atlantic species (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)" Brown Bear Spring Energetics, Alaska, 2014-2017 Clear Lake Hitch Otolith Data Data from a turtle trapping effort at a release site of head-started alligator snapping turtles, Macrochelys temminckii, in southwest Louisiana in 2018 (ver. 2.0, September 2021) Boreal toad metamorph capture, recapture and covariates data, Colorado 2017-2018 Data from visual encounter and acoustic monitoring surveys targeting amphibians and reptiles in Big Thicket National Preserve in southeast Texas from August 2010 to September 2018 Data from a turtle trapping effort targeting alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) in the Atchafalaya Basin beginning in 2019 Hourly GPS Locations, Associated Habitat Condition, and Annotated Life History State for Training Machine Learned Models of Waterfowl Daily Activity Egg dimensions in Arizona 2013 Adult male return rate Arizona 2010-2013 GRSP measurements AZ 2010-2013 Clutch size measurements Arizona 2011- 2013 Nest measurements Arizona 2011-2013 Nest plant measurements Arizona 2011-2013 Calculated territory size Arizona 2009-2013 How nests found Arizona 2011-2013 Data from visual encounter and acoustic monitoring surveys targeting amphibians and reptiles in Big Thicket National Preserve in southeast Texas from August 2010 to September 2018 Data from a turtle trapping effort at a release site of head-started alligator snapping turtles, Macrochelys temminckii, in southwest Louisiana in 2018 (ver. 2.0, September 2021) Angel Lichen Moth Abundance and Morphology Data, Grand Canyon, AZ, 2012 Data from a turtle trapping effort targeting alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) in the Atchafalaya Basin beginning in 2019 Boreal toad metamorph capture, recapture and covariates data, Colorado 2017-2018 Brown Bear Spring Energetics, Alaska, 2014-2017 Hourly GPS Locations, Associated Habitat Condition, and Annotated Life History State for Training Machine Learned Models of Waterfowl Daily Activity Meristic and morphometric data for "Revision of the jawfish genus Lonchopisthus with description of a new Atlantic species (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)"