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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 ...
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 Mischief of Created Things
Fluctuating dental asymmetry in great apes, fossil hominins, and modern humans: Implications for changing stressors during human evolution
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA), defined by random, stress-induced deviations from perfect bilateral symmetry, is an indication of the inability to buffer against developmental disturbances, such as poor early nutrition. One ...
The Relation between Corporate Governance and Credit Risk, Bond Yields and Firm Valuation
This study examines the empirical relations between the governance structure of public corporations in the United States and the rating and pricing of their debt securities. We study an unbalanced panel of 775 unique U.S. ...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues in Virtual Worlds
(Association for Computing Machinery, 2007)
In virtual worlds, users interact with each other by creating virtual identities through avatars. As the avatar creation process is constrained by the assumptions of designers who develop the avatar creation tools, some ...
Polychlorinated Biphenyl Release from Resuspended Hudson River Sediment
(American Chemical Society, 2007)
Three shear turbulence resuspension mesocosms (STORM tanks) were used to examine the release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from resuspended Hudson River sediment. Twenty-two percent of the resuspended PCBs desorbed ...
Job perceptions of contingent and traditional faculty.
(Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2007)
The use of contingent workers has increased in recent years, particularly within the field of higher education. In addition to the use of adjuncts to meet fluctuating demands, many universities have increased the number ...