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Ricardo Rozzi and collaborators University of North Texas Press PDF

PARTICIPANTS

Lorenzo Aillapan

Poet, Mapuche Bird Man

Academia Mapuche Püllümapukimunweftuy

Puerto Saavedra, IX Región, Chile

Christopher B. Anderson

Ecologist, Ph.D.

Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

University of North Texas - OSARA

Omora Ethnobotanical Park - Universidad de Magallanes, Chile

E-mail: Christopher.Anderson@unt.edu

Uta Berghöefer

Geographer, Ph.D.(c)

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig,

Germany

E-mail: Uta.Berghoefer@ufz.de

Alejandra Calcutta

Graphic Designer

Studio Ochenta, Punta Arenas, Chile

E-mail: studio80@tie.cl

Úrsula Calderón

Artisan

Comunidad Indígena Yagán de Bahía Mejillones

She lived on Navarino Island, Chile, until January 2003.

Today she rests in the Cemetery of Mejillones Bay.

Plant Physiologist, Ph.D.

Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Universidad de Magallanes – Institute of Ecology and

Biodiversity, Chile

Puerto Williams, Chile

E-mail: massardorozzi@yahoo.com; francisca.massardo@umag.cl

Kurt Heidinger

Writer, Ph.D.

Omora Ethnobotanical Park

E-mail: kurtheidinger@yahoo.com

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2 Myths about Baby Birds

Andrea Dawn Lopez University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter Two

for almost an hour and she hasn’t moved!”

The bird’s baby had just died. The woman called the wildlife hotline to see what she should do.

The death came about after a long series of mistakes on this woman’s part. The mother bird had built a nest right above the woman’s doorway, but she was afraid all the commotion would be too dangerous for the mother and her baby. She was afraid that opening and shutting the door could cause the nest to fall.

In an effort to make sure the baby bird wouldn’t be injured, she took the nest and baby inside her home and called the wildlife hotline.

She didn’t know what to do and she needed advice.

The first problem was, however, that she waited about two hours before calling the hotline. Parent birds feed their babies as often as every 15 minutes from dusk until dawn. After two hours, the little bird was becoming weak from no food.

The woman was told to put the nest and the bird back outside immediately so that the parent bird could continue to care for the baby. She was told that her human scent wouldn’t cause the bird to abandon the little one. That’s a common myth.

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7: Use of Saccharothrix algeriensis NRRL B-24137 to Control Botrytis cinerea?

Compant, S. CABI PDF

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Use of Saccharothrix algeriensis

NRRL B-24137 to Control

Botrytis cinerea?

S. Muzammil,1* R. Saria,1* Z. Yu,1* C. Graillon,1*

F. Mathieu,1 A. Lebrihi1 and S. Compant1,2†

LGC UMR 5503 (CNRS/INPT/UPS), Département Bioprocédés et

Systèmes Microbiens, Université de Toulouse, Castanet-Tolosan France;

2

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Health and Environment

Department, Bioresources Unit, Tulln an der Donau, Austria

1

Introduction

Beneficial bacteria are known to help their hosts by increasing plant growth and/or protecting them from several pathogenic diseases (Bakker et al., 2007; Lugtenberg and

Kamilova, 2009; Zamioudis and Pieterse, 2011). Some of these bacteria can be isolated from the phyllosphere. Others can be isolated from the anthosphere and the carposphere, as well as from the caulosphere. The majority of these bacterial microsymbionts are however known to colonize the rhizosphere, which is a rich zone of microbial interactions with their hosts (Lugtenberg and Kamilova, 2009). Some of the rhizosphere microflora can also enter into plants and establish subpopulations in various plant parts (Rosenblueth and Martínez-Romero, 2006; Hallmann and Berg,

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8 East Kirkton and the Roots of the Modern Family Tree

Jennifer A. Clack Indiana University Press ePub

8.1. (Color Plate 15) The East Kirkton Quarry site once clearance was complete and a section had been excavated through the sequence, with the author standing at the level of unit 82, where most of the best tetrapod specimens have come from. Photograph by R.N.G.C.

Background to the East Kirkton Locality

A small former mining town called Bathgate, about 20 miles from Edinburgh, Scotland, has recently been made famous in the paleontological world for being the location of a window through which to view an extraordinary episode in evolutionary history. At the edge of a housing estate lies a quarry where in the 19th century a rock called the East Kirkton Limestone was dug out. It had some curious qualities that made it attractive as a building stone and hard wearing for making the local farm walls.

It is composed of thinly alternating bands of dark carbonaceous limestone, pale silica, and hardened gray volcanic ash called tuff, and often the bands are speckled with small white nodules or twisted and distorted into intriguing curls and waves. In the 1830s, fossil collectors also found some unusual specimens, which are now recognized as the carapaces of eurypterids or sea scorpions, as well as many plant remains. The quarry was closed in about 1844, and though geologists visited occasionally afterward, it was eventually forgotten and became grown over.

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4 LIVESTOCK: Cows, Feed, and Floods

James M. Aton Utah State University Press ePub

As the San Juan River has coursed through the Four Corners area, it has both encouraged and denied economic opportunities to Native American and Anglo-American entrepreneurs alike. Its system of canyons and floodplains offers forage for livestock, channels movement, suggests strategic locations for trade, and provides possibilities for agriculture. On the other hand, the river can swell uncontrollably to flood stage, ripping out everything in its path; it has served as a clearly defined legal boundary, restricting access to resources by people on both banks; and, due to the mere presence of its water in a desert environment, has created countless disputes over who should use it.

This chapter and the next focus on the role the river has played in two acts of the human drama staged across its narrow belt of riparian wealth. This chapter discusses the evolution of both the Navajo and Anglo livestock industry, the growth of trading posts that encouraged large herds to depend on the river’s resources, and the subsequent development of a road system to move ranching products to market. It is a multifaceted history that extends far beyond the San Juan and throughout the Four Corners region.

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