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Evaluating methods for estimating rare events with zero-heavy data: a simulation model estimating sea turtle bycatch in the pelagic longline fishery
(National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Publication Office, 2012-07)
Estimating rare events from zero-heavy data (data with many zero values) is a common challenge in fisheries science and ecology. For example, loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys ...
Amphiphilic hydroxyalkyl cellulose derivatives for amorphous solid dispersion prepared by olefin cross-metathesis
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-07-07)
Olefin cross-metathesis (CM) has enabled design and synthesis of diverse, amphiphilic cellulose ether derivatives (e.g. of ethyl and methyl cellulose). In this paper, hydroxyalkyl cellulose was selected as a hydrophilic ...
Multifunctional cellulose esters by olefin cross-metathesis and thiol-Michael addition
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-04-25)
Olefin cross-metathesis (CM) has been shown to be a versatile, mild, modular, and efficient approach to polysaccharide modification. One issue with regard to this approach is the susceptibility of the initial α,β-unsaturated ...
The Capacity to Endure: Following Nature’s Lead
Many businesses today are striving to improve their environmental sustainability for a variety of reasons, ranging from consumer demand for greener products to potential cost-savings. For many business decision-makers who ...
Compassionately Hidden: The Church Telling Local Homeless to “Come to Our House"
(Gamma Theta Upsilon, 2015)
In early 2011, the To Our House (TOH) thermal shelter program opened its doors to homeless men in the New River Valley Area (NRV) of Virginia. The program was a grass roots response to the death of a well-known local ...
The Impact of Targeted Data Management Training for Field Research Projects - A Case Study
We present a joint effort at Virginia Tech between a research group in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Data Services in the University Libraries to improve data management for long-term ecological field ...
Biodiversity conservation in the era of biofuels: risks and opportunities
(Ecological Society of America, 2011-04)
Growing demand for alternative energy sources has contributed to increased biofuel production, but the effects on biodiversity of land-use change to biofuel crops remain unclear. Using a meta-analysis for crops being used ...
Greening the city: are we bringing foresters to the table?
(Society of American Foresters, 2018-06-15)
Wood utilization in Virginia's interface forestlands and urban forests
(Virginia Forestry Association, 2018-02-13)
Quantitative Genetic Background of the Host Influences Gut Microbiomes in Chickens
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-01)
Host genotype and gender are among the factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota. We studied the population structure of gut microbiota in two lines of chickens maintained under the same husbandry and dietary ...