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Characterization of Mechanisms Influencing Cannibalism Among Larval Amphibians
Cannibalism is a seemingly aberrant interaction, appearing counter to the fitness of individuals. Yet cannibalism is not overly uncommon, and naturally occurs among aquatic organisms, including larval amphibians. In temporary ...
Seasonal Variation in Quality and Survival of Nestling Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor): Tests of Alternate Hypotheses
Understanding the patterns and processes that create differences among individuals in components of fitness, like the probability of survival or reproductive rates, is essential to our knowledge of population dynamics and ...
Comparison of the ticks and tick-borne bacteria of small mammals in Western Canada
Ticks are important vectors of pathogenic agents that cause disease in humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. They are also hosts for a variety of bacterial endosymbionts. However, little is known about the microbial ...
Hormetic dietary phytochemicals from Western Canadian plants: Identification, characterization and mechanistic insights
Activation of mammalian stress responsive pathways by plant secondary metabolites may contribute to the protection against certain chronic diseases afforded by fruit and vegetable consumption. This work focuses on the ...
Using comparative genomics to identify virulence traits and vaccine candidates in Mannheimia haemolytica
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality among feedlot cattle. Mannheimia haemolytica is consistently implicated in this condition, but treatment options are diminishing with the ...
Tree Ring Responses to Climate: Drought Stress Signals Decreased Resilience of Northern Boreal Forests
Unprecedented rates of climate change have increased forest stress and mortality worldwide. Previous research in the boreal forest has largely documented negative growth responses to climate in forest species and habitats ...