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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 ...
Against the Slang Use of the Word Rape: A Langtonian-Birdian Reproach
A disturbing trend that has surfaced recently in slang language is to use the word rape in a joking or hyperbolic manner. An example of this is, "I raped that exam!" In this paper, I argue that such use of the term rape ...
More Congruences for the k-regular Partition Function
A partition of a number n is a list of positive integers whose sum is n. For example, 4 + 2 + 1 and 4 + 1 + 1 + 1 are both partitions of 7. It can be shown that 4 has 5 partitions, 9 has 30 partitions, 14 has 135 partitions, ...
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 ...
Fifteenth-Century Florentine Exceptionalism: Civic Humanism, the Medici, and Savonarola
The Italian city-state of Florence had a long-standing tradition of exceptionalist rhetoric during the Renaissance, though the focus of the city's distinction altered over time. This tradition, also referred to as the ...
Oshkosh Scholar Volume IX (2014)