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13 Identifying Invasive Species in Real Time: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) and Other Mapping Tools

Ziska, L.H., Editor; Dukes, J.S., Editor CAB International PDF

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Identifying Invasive Species in

Real Time: Early Detection and

Distribution Mapping System

(EDDMapS) and Other Mapping

Tools

Rebekah D. Wallace and Charles T. Bargeron

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of

Georgia, Tifton, Georgia, USA

Abstract

Historically, the documentation of native and non-native species distributions was limited to herbarium records, textbooks and field guides. Distribution maps were updated infrequently and the resulting information was often inaccessible. Recently, as public awareness of invasive species has increased, professional and citizen science-based monitoring and management programmes have grown, leading to the collection of large amounts of data across disparate databases.

The central focus of the Early Detection and

Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) is to foster the collection, amalgamation and sharing of these data to show a more complete map of the threat of invasive species and how this issue impacts the nation as a whole. Incorporating data from a variety of sources can raise issues with standardization, privacy and ownership, but these issues can be resolved with proper planning and policies regarding data sharing.

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8. Parental Distress and Childhood Disturbance

Smith, Barbara Fletchman Karnac Books ePub

At thirteen-months-old, Little S, and his family, were referred to child guidance by a doctor at a mother and baby clinic. Both parents had visited the clinic at the father’s insistence. He was concerned about Little S’s behaviour: he was throwing food around, rocking, and head-banging against the side of his cot. The referring doctor mentioned that—physically—Little S was developing satisfactorily, and seemed well-cared for.

The family—father, mother, S the older son, and Little S— arrived for their first appointment half-an-hour late. Father was very reluctant to come in and see me, and only came in when Older S asked him to do so. I was struck by how extremely unhappy both the parents looked. Mother was thirty-five years old. She looked young for her age, and wore her hair in a girlish style. Father, however, looked all of his forty-one years.

Father began by telling me that he thought his son had a medical problem and should see a doctor. At this, mother gave father a look of contempt and pointed out that S had already been to the doctor. However, they were both worried about their child and agreed that his behaviour was growing worse. They described how S was rocking and banging his head first on one end, and then at the other end of his cot. He was also covering his ears, as if he had earache. When he rocked the noise he made travelled throughout their house.

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THE CASE OF THE PIRATED FORMULA

Fink, Bruce Karnac Books PDF

THE CASE OF THE PIRATED FORMULA

Words are twisted but reach the center

Things are both flaunted and hidden.

—The Book of Changes

I

t was not as if Canal, the purportedly retired inspector from the

French Secret Service who had been living in America for several years, had not been forewarned. Ferguson, his valet, had made it amply clear that New York police agent Olivetti had telephoned several times and had declared that he was prepared to camp out on the Frenchman’s doorstep, if need be. Having just returned from an invigorating week snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in New England, the sprightly inspector was none too eager to see the dour detective whose pallid, sallow mien bespoke windowless offices illuminated solely by fluorescent lighting, gridlocked streets full of exhaust-belching vehicles of every size and toxicity—in a word, New York City in the dead of winter. It was, if the televised news reports were to be believed, snowing heavily in the Alps and, were it not for the record numbers of skiers flocking to the snowcapped peaks, Canal might have been tempted to leave Olivetti in

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20: Show Up, Own Up, and Straighten It Up

Booher, Dianna Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Men are alike in their promises.
It is only in their deeds that they differ.

—MOLIERE

Show me the money,” from the movie Jerry Maguire, became a popular motto for good reason. People follow leaders who deliver results. The first public reaction to the announcement from the Obama administration that they had been “in charge of the BP oil spill from day one” was, “So show us the actions taken.”

That’s always the case and the question.

BP, Halliburton, Schlumberger all heard the same refrain from the public when they claimed things were “under control” after the largest oil spill in U.S. history: “So show me the action.”

Likewise in any situation, whether routine or crisis, incompetence, refusal to accept responsibility for results, or whining diminishes the perception of personal presence.

Public reaction as registered by polls proved to be much more positive as President Obama spoke after the tragic Tucson shootings of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and nineteen other victims by deranged gunman Jared Loughner. The president received praise as he spoke at a memorial service, encouraging the country to work together to create the kind of nation Christina Green, the nine-year-old victim of the shooter, imagined.

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National Parks

Michelin Michelin ePub

80mi northeast of Medford on Rte. 62. Open daily year-round. $10/vehicle. t 541-594-3000. www.nps.gov/crla. Steel Visitor Center open late Apr–early Nov daily 9am–5pm; rest of the year daily 10am–4pm; closed Dec 25. Rim Visitor Center open late May–late Sept 9:30am–5pm.

Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake (elevation 1,932ft) is the world's deepest volcanic lake. The sapphire-blue lake rests in the basin of a collapsed volcano, surrounded by steep-walled cliffs. Wizard Island, a volcanic cinder cone, rises at its west end.

Ringed by mountains tinged with snow much of the year, the 6mi diameter lake attracts hikers and sightseers from around the world. The lake—so renowned for its clarity that its water has set new standards for water purity—was formed when the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago created a bowl-shaped caldera that filled with snowmelt.

One of the most scenic drives in the world, 33mi loop Crater Rim Driveaaa has more than 20 overlooks, but there are ample other attractions here as well, including hikes through mid-elevation pine forests, and the famed boat touraa to Wizard Island.

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