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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016720/predicting-regulatory-compliance-in-beer-advertising-on-facebook
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Jonathan K Noel, Thomas F Babor
Aims: The prevalence of alcohol advertising has been growing on social media platforms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate alcohol advertising on Facebook for regulatory compliance and thematic content. Methods: A total of 50 Budweiser and Bud Light ads posted on Facebook within 1 month of the 2015 NFL Super Bowl were evaluated for compliance with a self-regulated alcohol advertising code and for thematic content. An exploratory sensitivity/specificity analysis was conducted to determine if thematic content could predict code violations...
August 30, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953904/predicting-forest-insect-flight-activity-a-bayesian-network-approach
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Stephen M Pawson, Bruce G Marcot, Owen G Woodberry
Daily flight activity patterns of forest insects are influenced by temporal and meteorological conditions. Temperature and time of day are frequently cited as key drivers of activity; however, complex interactions between multiple contributing factors have also been proposed. Here, we report individual Bayesian network models to assess the probability of flight activity of three exotic insects, Hylurgus ligniperda, Hylastes ater, and Arhopalus ferus in a managed plantation forest context. Models were built from 7,144 individual hours of insect sampling, temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, photon flux density, and temporal data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898753/efficiency-of-a-nature-like-bypass-channel-for-restoring-longitudinal-connectivity-for-a-river-resident-population-of-brown-trout
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Jamie R Dodd, Ian G Cowx, Jonathan D Bolland
Man-made, physical barriers have disrupted longitudinal connectivity for migratory fish in many river systems throughout the world for centuries. These barriers are considered to be a key reason for the decline of many fish species in river systems. To date, most research to ease movement of anadromous salmonids past such barriers to help dwindling populations has focused on the use of technical fishways. More recently emphasis has been placed on nature-like fishways to enable a wider range of fish species to bypass these barriers, but few studies have examined their efficacy...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874011/abundance-and-bloodfeeding-patterns-of-mosquitoes-diptera-culicidae-in-an-oak-woodland-on-the-eastern-slope-of-the-northern-coast-range-of-california
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Tara C Thiemann, David L Woodward, Ying Fang, Bonnie M Ryan, Brittany M Nelms, Jamesina J Scott, William K Reisen
The abundance and bloodfeeding patterns of mosquitoes was studied from 2008 to 2010 at an 18 ha. oak woodland in Lake County, CA. Host-seeking females were collected weekly from sunset to sunrise by paired dry-ice-baited CDC style traps, whereas resting females were aspirated from paired walk-in red boxes. Sequences of the COI gene amplified from bloodmeals from engorged resting females were used to identify the bloodmeal hosts. Aedes sierrensis (Ludlow) and Aedes increpitus Dyar complex mosquitoes were univoltine, although the timing of emergence and abundance varied temporally and seemed weather dependent...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831057/seasonal-singing-of-a-songbird-living-near-the-equator-correlates-with-minimal-changes-in-day-length
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Rene Quispe, João Marcelo Brazão Protazio, Manfred Gahr
Behaving in accordance with natural cycles is essential for survival. Birds in the temperate regions use the changes of day length to time their behavior. However, at equatorial latitudes the photoperiod remains almost constant throughout the year, and it is unclear which cues songbirds use to regulate behaviors, such as singing. Here, we investigated the timing of dawn-song of male silver-beaked tanagers in the equatorial lowland Amazonas over two years. In this region, birds experience around nine minutes of annual day length variation, with sunrise times varying by 32 minutes over the year...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796893/singing-from-north-to-south-latitudinal-variation-in-timing-of-dawn-singing-under-natural-and-artificial-light-conditions
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Arnaud Da Silva, Bart Kempenaers
1. Animals breeding at northern latitudes experience drastic changes in daily light conditions during the breeding season with decreasing periods of darkness, whereas those living at lower latitudes are exposed to naturally dark nights throughout the year. Nowadays, many animals are also exposed to artificial night lighting (often referred to as light pollution). 2. Animals strongly rely on variation in light levels to time their daily and seasonal behaviour. Previous work on passerine birds showed that artificial night lighting leads to earlier onset of dawn song...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792543/oyster-toadfish-opsanus-tau-boatwhistle-call-detection-and-patterns-within-a-large-scale-oyster-restoration-site
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Shannon W Ricci, DelWayne R Bohnenstiehl, David B Eggleston, M Lisa Kellogg, R Patrick Lyon
During May 2015, passive acoustic recorders were deployed at eight subtidal oyster reefs within Harris Creek Oyster Sanctuary in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland USA. These sites were selected to represent both restored and unrestored habitats having a range of oyster densities. Throughout the survey, the soundscape within Harris Creek was dominated by the boatwhistle calls of the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau. A novel, multi-kernel spectral correlation approach was developed to automatically detect these boatwhistle calls using their two lowest harmonic bands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754946/single-molecule-spectroscopy-of-lhcsr1-protein-dynamics-identifies-two-distinct-states-responsible-for-multi-timescale-photosynthetic-photoprotection
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Toru Kondo, Alberta Pinnola, Wei Jia Chen, Luca Dall'Osto, Roberto Bassi, Gabriela S Schlau-Cohen
In oxygenic photosynthesis, light harvesting is regulated to safely dissipate excess energy and prevent the formation of harmful photoproducts. Regulation is known to be necessary for fitness, but the molecular mechanisms are not understood. One challenge has been that ensemble experiments average over active and dissipative behaviours, preventing identification of distinct states. Here, we use single-molecule spectroscopy to uncover the photoprotective states and dynamics of the light-harvesting complex stress-related 1 (LHCSR1) protein, which is responsible for dissipation in green algae and moss...
August 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738815/transcription-through-the-eye-of-a-needle-daily-and-annual-cyclic-gene-expression-variation-in-douglas-fir-needles
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Richard Cronn, Peter C Dolan, Sanjuro Jogdeo, Jill L Wegrzyn, David B Neale, J Bradley St Clair, Dee R Denver
BACKGROUND: Perennial growth in plants is the product of interdependent cycles of daily and annual stimuli that induce cycles of growth and dormancy. In conifers, needles are the key perennial organ that integrates daily and seasonal signals from light, temperature, and water availability. To understand the relationship between seasonal cycles and seasonal gene expression responses in conifers, we examined diurnal and circannual needle mRNA accumulation in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) needles at diurnal and circannual scales...
July 24, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730822/distributions-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-aromatic-ketones-carboxylic-acids-and-trace-metals-in-arctic-aerosols-long-range-atmospheric-transport-photochemical-degradation-production-at-polar-sunrise
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Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Kimitaka Kawamura, Ayako Yanase, Leonard A Barrie
The distributions, correlations, and source apportionment of aromatic acids, aromatic ketones, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and trace metals were studied in Canadian high Arctic aerosols. Nineteen PAHs including minor sulfur-containing heterocyclic PAH (dibenzothiophene) and major 6 carcinogenic PAHs were detected with a high proportion of fluoranthene followed by benzo[k]fluoranthene, pyrene, and chrysene. However, in the sunlit period of spring, their concentrations significantly declined likely due to photochemical decomposition...
August 2, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715917/self-reported-discomfort-associated-with-daylight-saving-time-in-brazilian-tropical-and-subtropical-zones
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João Carlos Nascimento de Alencar, Mario André Leocadio-Miguel, Leandro Lourenção Duarte, Fernando Louzada, John Fontenele Araujo, Mario Pedrazzoli
BACKGROUND: Daylight Saving Time (DST) annually moves clocks 1 hour forward, when daytime is longer than night. Previous studies from medium and high latitude locations have pointed to a disruptive effect of DST on human circadian rhythms. Since Brazil is an equatorial country implementing DST, a different relationship between photic and social synchronisers may interfere with DST effects. AIM: To explore the prevalence and duration of self-reported discomfort related to DST among Brazilian residents (latitude 12-33° S, longditude 39-57° W)...
August 23, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712565/circadian-clock-involvement-in-zooplankton-diel-vertical-migration
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N Sören Häfker, Bettina Meyer, Kim S Last, David W Pond, Lukas Hüppe, Mathias Teschke
Biological clocks are a ubiquitous ancient and adaptive mechanism enabling organisms to anticipate environmental cycles and to regulate behavioral and physiological processes accordingly [1]. Although terrestrial circadian clocks are well understood, knowledge of clocks in marine organisms is still very limited [2-5]. This is particularly true for abundant species displaying large-scale rhythms like diel vertical migration (DVM) that contribute significantly to shaping their respective ecosystems [6]. Here we describe exogenous cycles and endogenous rhythms associated with DVM of the ecologically important and highly abundant planktic copepod Calanus finmarchicus...
July 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680056/seasonal-and-daily-protandry-in-a-cyprinid-fish
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Marek Šmejkal, Daniel Ricard, Lukáš Vejřík, Tomáš Mrkvička, Lucie Vebrová, Roman Baran, Petr Blabolil, Zuzana Sajdlová, Ivana Vejříková, Marie Prchalová, Jan Kubečka
In polygynandrous mating systems, in which females limit reproductive success, males can increase their success by investing in courtship. Earlier arrival at the spawning ground compared to when females arrive may increase their opportunities in competitive mating systems. In this study, we used passive telemetry to test whether a male minnow known as the asp, Leuciscus aspius, times its arrival at spawning grounds relative to the arrival of females. Males arrived in a model stream approximately five days earlier than females on average and left four to five days later than females over two years...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650433/the-evening-complex-coordinates-environmental-and-endogenous-signals-in-arabidopsis
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Daphne Ezer, Jae-Hoon Jung, Hui Lan, Surojit Biswas, Laura Gregoire, Mathew S Box, Varodom Charoensawan, Sandra Cortijo, Xuelei Lai, Dorothee Stöckle, Chloe Zubieta, Katja E Jaeger, Philip A Wigge
Plants maximize their fitness by adjusting their growth and development in response to signals such as light and temperature. The circadian clock provides a mechanism for plants to anticipate events such as sunrise and adjust their transcriptional programmes. However, the underlying mechanisms by which plants coordinate environmental signals with endogenous pathways are not fully understood. Using RNA-sequencing and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing experiments, we show that the evening complex (EC) of the circadian clock plays a major role in directly coordinating the expression of hundreds of key regulators of photosynthesis, the circadian clock, phytohormone signalling, growth and response to the environment...
June 26, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493894/multi-scale-temporal-patterns-in-fish-presence-in-a-high-velocity-tidal-channel
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Haley A Viehman, Gayle Barbin Zydlewski
The natural variation of fish presence in high-velocity tidal channels is not well understood. A better understanding of fish use of these areas would aid in predicting fish interactions with marine hydrokinetic (MHK) devices, the effects of which are uncertain but of high concern. To characterize the patterns in fish presence at a tidal energy site in Cobscook Bay, Maine, we examined two years of hydroacoustic data continuously collected at the proposed depth of an MHK turbine with a bottom-mounted, side-looking echosounder...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490389/monitoring-and-mass-trapping-methodologies-using-pheromones-the-lesser-date-moth-batrachedra-amydraula
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A Levi-Zada, A Sadowsky, S Dobrinin, T Ticuchinski, M David, D Fefer, E Dunkelblum, J A Byers
The lesser date moth (LDM) Batrachedra amydraula is a significant pest of date palm fruits. Previously, detection and monitoring of the pest was inaccurate due to high costs of sampling with lifting machines. We report a practical system for detection and monitoring of LDM based on pheromone traps and relevant models. Dose-response experiments with LDM pheromone traps indicated a 1 mg lure is optimal for monitoring. Delta traps with adhesive covering their entire inner surface gave the highest captures while trap colour was unimportant...
May 11, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489733/-sunrise-over-mawenzi-summit-day-mt-kilimanjaro-tanzania
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May 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439297/the-influence-of-day-night-cycles-on-biomass-yield-and-composition-of-neochloris-oleoabundans
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Lenneke de Winter, Iago Teles Dominguez Cabanelas, Dirk E Martens, René H Wijffels, Maria J Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Day/night cycles regulate the circadian clock of organisms to program daily activities. Many species of microalgae have a synchronized cell division when grown under a day/night cycle, and synchronization might influence biomass yield and composition. Therefore, the aim of this study was to study the influence of day/night cycle on biomass yield and composition of the green microalgae Neochloris oleoabundans. Hence, we compared continuous turbidostat cultures grown under continuous light with cultures grown under simulated day/night cycles...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395155/short-term-variability-of-gamma-radiation-at-the-arm-eastern-north-atlantic-facility-azores
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S M Barbosa, P Miranda, E B Azevedo
This work addresses the short-term variability of gamma radiation measured continuously at the Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) facility located in the Graciosa island (Azores, 39N; 28W), a fixed site of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement programme (ARM). The temporal variability of gamma radiation is characterized by occasional anomalies over a slowly-varying signal. Sharp peaks lasting typically 2-4 h are coincident with heavy precipitation and result from the scavenging effect of precipitation bringing radon progeny from the upper levels to the ground surface...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386426/celestial-polarization-patterns-sufficient-for-viking-navigation-with-the-naked-eye-detectability-of-haidinger-s-brushes-on-the-sky-versus-meteorological-conditions
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Gábor Horváth, Péter Takács, Balázs Kretzer, Szilvia Szilasi, Dénes Száz, Alexandra Farkas, András Barta
If a human looks at the clear blue sky from which light with high enough degree of polarization d originates, an 8-shaped bowtie-like figure, the yellow Haidinger's brush can be perceived, the long axis of which points towards the sun. A band of high d arcs across the sky at 90° from the sun. A person can pick two points on that band, observe the yellow brushes and triangulate the position of the sun based on the orientation of the two observed brushes. This method has been suggested to have been used on the open sea by Viking navigators to determine the position of the invisible sun occluded by cloud or fog...
February 2017: Royal Society Open Science
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