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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 ...
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 ...
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)
A moral panic over cats
Some conservationists believe that free-ranging cats pose an enormous risk to biodiversity and public health and therefore should be eliminated from the landscape by any means necessary. They further claim that those who ...
Toxicity of Cellulose Nanocrystals: A Review
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are a biobased nanomaterial attracting increasing interest for a range of potential applications. This article reviews the current literature on the pulmonary, oral, dermal, and cytotoxicity ...
Cytotoxicity and Cellular Uptake of Cellulose Nanocrystals
There is growing evidence that filamentous nanoparticles offer advantages over spherical ones in drug delivery applications. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential of rod-like, plant-derived cellulose ...
Correlation of Cere Color with Intra- and Interspecific Agonistic Interactions of Crested Caracaras
(Raptor Research Foundation, 2014)
Bright coloration in birds is an important indicator of individual quality often used in social displays. Structural, carotenoid-, and melanin-based colors are long-lasting, widespread, and widely studied. Hemoglobin-based ...
Properties of Shredded Wood Pallets
(Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
About 321 million wooden pallets are repaired every year in the United States. During the pallet repair process, unusable pallets are ground into mulch that is often used for animal bedding or other sensitive applications. ...