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Fuzzy Mediation as a Dynamic Extension to Information Fusion
This paper presents an innovative approach to the field of information fusion. Fuzzy mediation differentiates itself from other algorithms, as this approach is dynamic in nature. The experiments reported in this work analyze ...
Reconsidering the mechanistic basis of metabolic theory of ecology
The recently proposed metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) claims to provide a mechanistic explanation for long known allometric relationships between mass and metabolic rate. The MTE postulates that these patterns of allometry ...
Autecological effects of habitat alteration: Trophic changes in mangrove marsh fish as a consequence of marsh impoundment
The key to predicting, counteracting, and managing environmental change is understanding the mechanisms through which habitat change affects populations of organisms. The mangrove ecosystem of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), ...
Ecology of life history variation in the sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna) in impounded mangrove marsh of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida
Effects of environmental change can be very complex and multifaceted, and as a result, the greatest challenge facing ecologists today is the prediction of the effects of these changes on populations of organisms. This ...
An approach for determining relative input parameter importance and significance in artificial neural networks
Artificial neural network (ANN) models are powerful statistical tools which are increasingly used in modeling complex ecological systems. For interpretation of ANN models, a means of evaluating how systemic parameters ...
Phylogeny, Regression, and the Allometry of Physiological Traits
(Essex Institute, 2007)
Physiological and ecological allometries often pose linear regression problems characterized by (1) noncausal, phylogenetically autocorrelated independent (x) and dependent (y) variables (characters); (2) random variation ...
The role of contract managers in the implementation of charitable choice in Maryland
Using case study methodology, this research study addressed the two questions: what are the roles of public sector contract managers in the implementation of the Charitable Choice provision in Maryland and how was the ...
Innovations and strategies for teaching online
(Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2009)
The development and delivery of online courses has become more sophisticated as course management systems have improved and the information available on the internet has proliferated. Faculty involvement and administrative ...
The impact of resuspension on sediment mercury dynamics, and methylmercury production and fate: A mesocosm study
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of resuspension on the fate and bioaccumulation of mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) in shallow estuarine environments, using mesocosms. Two 4-week experiments ...
Biofiltration, water quality, and sediment processes