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Seed protection through dispersal by African savannah elephants (loxodonta africana) in Northern Tanzania
Seed dispersal by animals is important for maintaining healthy populations of many tree species. The Janzen-Connell hypothesis, states that trees are under selective pressures to the have their seeds dispersed away from ...
Exploring how the cholera outbreak occurred ten months after the earthquake was handled
Haiti was not only hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010, but also suffered a cholera outbreak ten months later, in October 2010. Prior to the earthquake, Haiti had been hampered by weak health system the lack of clean ...
Foraging activities of eastern chipmunks (Tamias Striatus) : food acquisition and cache defense
Optimal foraging theory was developed as a theoretical framework for understanding the evolution of feeding strategies. It states that animals forage in a way that will maximize their net energy intake per unit time, thereby ...
The relationship between BMI, self-assessment, and brain processing of food images
Several studies have focused on cognitive processing of food-related stimuli in response to the rising obesity rates. Previous research has examined the potential connection between brain responses to pictures of food ...
The role of coping potential on regulating resolved vs unresolved sadness
Emotional events are appraised primarily through their implications to an individual's well-being and the person's capabilities for coping with the event (Mesquita & Frijda, 1992). Previous research found when dealing ...
Comprehensive sanitary survey evaluation of high risk beaches in northern Wisconsin
In 2008 13% of Great Lakes beaches exceeded health standards; approximately 90% of those exceedances were attributed to unknown pollution sources. In this project, sanitary surveys were conducted at all impaired beaches ...
The role of rodents in tropical forest regeneration : seed predation and seed dispersal
Small rodents have long been considered to be seed predators rather than effective seed dispersers. Particularly in the Neotropics, this predatory role has been thought to be especially true for large-seeded plant species ...
Variations of the four cube problem
The four cube problem has been around for over a century under various names such as Katzenjammer, Great Tantalizer, and Instant Insanity. These puzzles have graph theoretic solutions that show that many of them have the ...
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