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Anthracite and the Irish : extricating the Irish immigrant mining community from the Molly Maguire myth, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1850-1879
The Molly Maguires were a reputed secret society of Irish immigrant mine workers who allegedly terrorized the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania from the Civil War until twenty men convicted as Molly Maguires were ...
Adrian Piper: A Retrospective
(Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1999)
One of the most influential artists of her generation, Adrien Piper has produced an exceptionally impressive body of work spanning a period of over thirty years. She played a formative role in the emergence of Conceptual ...
The influence of Lysenkoism on China’s genetics : the importance of the 1956 Qingdao symposium
In 1956, prompted by Mao Zedong himself, the Qingdao symposium was convened to bring together scientists with training in "Morgan-Mendel" genetics and scientists following the Michurin school. The effects of government ...
Soil Moisture Gradients and Controls on a Southern Appalachian Hillslope from Drought Through Recharge
(European Geosciences Union, 1998)
Soil moisture gradients along hillslopes in humid watersheds, although indicated by vegetation gradients and by studies using models, have been difficult to confirm empirically. While soil properties and topographic features ...
A Molecular Phylogeny of the New World Orioles (Icterus): The Importance of Dense Taxon Sampling
(Elsevier B.V, 1999-07-11)
We sequenced 2005 bp of the mitochondrial ND2 and cytochrome b genes from the 25 recognized species of New World orioles (Icterus). Our data confirmed the monophyly of Icterus and produced a well-resolved phylogeny showing ...
Reconstructing ancestral character states: a critical reappraisal
Using parsimony to reconstruct ancestral character states on a phylogenetic tree has become a popular method for testing ecological and evolutionary hypotheses. Despite its popularity, the assumptions and uncertainties of ...
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Blackbirds (Icteridae): Five Lineages Revealed by Cytochrome-B Sequence Data
(American Ornithological Society, 1999-07)
New World blackbirds (Icteridae) have long served as model systems for studies of avian ecology, evolution, and behavior. However, this work has been conducted in the absence of a strong phylogenetic hypothesis for the ...
PARENTAL CARE AT NESTS OF TWO AGE CLASSES OF MALE AMERICAN REDSTART: IMPLICATIONS FOR FEMALE MATE CHOICE
(American Ornithological Society, 1994-04-06)
We compared food provisioning at nests of two age classes of male American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla). Older male redstarts are more likely to obtain a mate than yearling males. We hypothesized that females actively ...
Deterrence Theory: Success or Failure in Arab-Israeli Wars
(National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies, 1995-10)
Acceptance of a speech interface for biomedical data collection.
Speech interfaces have the potential to address the data entry bottleneck of many applications in the field of medical informatics. An experimental study evaluated the effect of perceptual structure on a multimodal speech ...