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Course Portfolio For Nres 311: Wildlife Ecology And Management, Larkin A. Powell May 2004

Course Portfolio For Nres 311: Wildlife Ecology And Management, Larkin A. Powell

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

The main objectives of this portfolio are to: (1) continue to refine the course through the required documentation of connections between course goals and course activities, (2) document the efficacy of teaching techniques, and (3) serve as a preliminary step to publishing some of the case studies being used in the course.


Ten Suggestions To Strengthen The Science Of Ecology, Gary E. Belovsky, Daniel B. Botkin, Todd A. Crowl, Kenneth W. Cummins, Jerry F. Franklin, Malcolm L. Hunter, Anthony Joern, David B. Lindenmayer, James A. Macmahon, Chris R. Margules, J. Michael Scott Apr 2004

Ten Suggestions To Strengthen The Science Of Ecology, Gary E. Belovsky, Daniel B. Botkin, Todd A. Crowl, Kenneth W. Cummins, Jerry F. Franklin, Malcolm L. Hunter, Anthony Joern, David B. Lindenmayer, James A. Macmahon, Chris R. Margules, J. Michael Scott

Papers in Ecology

There are few well-documented, general ecological principles that can be applied to pressing environmental issues. When they discuss them at all, ecologists often disagree about the relative importance of different aspects of the science’s original and still important issues. It may be that the sum of ecological science is not open to universal statements because of the wide range of organizational, spatial, and temporal phenomena, as well as the sheer number of possible interactions.We believe, however, that the search for general principles has been inadequate to establish the extent to which generalities are possible.We suggest that ecologists ...


Hexapod Herald -- Volume 16, Number 2, March 2004 Mar 2004

Hexapod Herald -- Volume 16, Number 2, March 2004

Hexapod Herald & Other Entomology Department Newsletters

Content: Calendar of Events -- Welcome -- Congratulations -- Meeting News -- Publications -- Grant -- Faculty News -- Travel -- Graduate Student News -- Sigma Xi Student Research Poster, Competition, April 21, 2004 -- From the Office -- Central States Entomological Society


Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2004

Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact, the first in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


The Southwestern Association Of Parasitologists: The First 35 Years: 1967–2002, Donald W. Duszynski Jan 2004

The Southwestern Association Of Parasitologists: The First 35 Years: 1967–2002, Donald W. Duszynski

Faculty Publications from the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology

First two paragraphs:

It is likely that the idea to organize southwestern parasitologists into a regional group originated over cocktails one night in the late 1950s during a regional or national meeting. What is clear is that two men—Drs. Robert E. Kuntz and Donald V. Moore— were instrumental in turning the idea into what has become, in reality, the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists (SWAP).

Dr. J. Teague Self (personal communication, 1981) stated, “The beginning of SWAP was an idea of Robert Kuntz who felt that something could be gained if several of us here in the southwest could get ...


Ec04-1890 Residential Turf Disease I, John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Ec04-1890 Residential Turf Disease I, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This two-page, 4-color extension circular identifies the disease and symptoms of residential turfgrasses in Nebraska. The list of diseases include: powdery mildew, summer patch, brown patch, rust diseases, dollar spot, leaf spot and melting out, and Curvularia leaf spot and blight.


Ec04-1570 Identification Of Structure-Invading Ants In Nebraska, Barbara P. Ogg, Vicki Jedlicka, Clyde Ogg, Shripat T. Kamble Jan 2004

Ec04-1570 Identification Of Structure-Invading Ants In Nebraska, Barbara P. Ogg, Vicki Jedlicka, Clyde Ogg, Shripat T. Kamble

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This extension circular covers the species, workers, and habits/management of one-node and two-node structure-invading ants in Nebraska. These ants include: black carpenter, "red" carpenter, field, small (false) honey, large yellow, odorous house, thief, pharaoh, little black, acrobat, pavement and big-headed ants.


Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer Jan 2004

Ec04-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2004, Scott J. Josiah, Christine Meyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life in Nebraska. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes, to heat them and protect them from wind. They provide beauty, wildlife, habitat, protection from wind and blowing snow, cleaner air and water and many other benefits.

The Nebraska Champion Tree Register helps to remind us of the contribution trees make to the quality of our lives, and to celebrate the beauty, mystery, inspiration and sense of ...


Ec04-442 Adjusting Recipes To Meet Dietary Guidelines, Georgia Jones, Julie A. Albrecht, Linda S. Boeckner Jan 2004

Ec04-442 Adjusting Recipes To Meet Dietary Guidelines, Georgia Jones, Julie A. Albrecht, Linda S. Boeckner

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You may be one of millions of Americans trying to make some eating adjustments and finding time-honored traditions and habits get in the way. Possible and acceptable changes take time and consideration and should focus on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

This Extension Circular provides tips to help make the Dietary Guidelines work for you by adjusting recipes for some of the foods you prepare at home.


Ec04-467 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence (Part 4 In A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-467 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence (Part 4 In A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

You can help teach the next generation that abuse or violence is not acceptable and is not to be tolerated in relationships. You can help teach by speaking up every time you see inappropriate or abusive behavior displayed against anyone. You can help teach by being a role model. This can be done by the way you show respect, communicate and interact with others.


Ec04-704 Precision Agriculture: Listening To The Story Told By Yield Maps, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Achim Dobermann, Jianli Ping Jan 2004

Ec04-704 Precision Agriculture: Listening To The Story Told By Yield Maps, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Achim Dobermann, Jianli Ping

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When discussing current issues in precision agriculture, the terms “yield mapping” or “yield monitoring” often are used to refer to one of the most crucial components of the entire system for site-specific crop management. In fact, yield monitoring equipment was introduced in the early 1990s and is increasingly considered a conventional practice in modern agriculture. The pioneers of precision agriculture already have generated several years of yield history and have examined different ways of interpreting and processing these data. The goal of this publication is to review several common methods of yield data analysis and to discuss potential applications for ...


Nf04-616 Managing Foliar Diseases Of Winter Wheat With Fungicides Treatment Criteria, Profitability And Products, John E. Watkins Jan 2004

Nf04-616 Managing Foliar Diseases Of Winter Wheat With Fungicides Treatment Criteria, Profitability And Products, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The leaf rust, stripe rust, powdery mildew, tan spot, Septoria leaf blotch and occasionally stem rust comprise the primary foliar disease of wheat in the central Great Plains. In southeast and south central Nebraska, leaf and stripe rusts, powdery mildew and Septoria leaf blotch are the most common and important foliar diseases. Tan spot predominates in the dryland wheat-fallow-wheat or ecofallow cropping systems found in the west central, southwest and Panhandle areas of Nebraska.

This NebFact discusses the treatment criteria, profitability of treatment, and the treatment products and timing of managing foliar diseases of winter wheat with fungicides.


Nf04-593 Understanding How Usda-Fsis Determines The Age Of Cattle For Current Bse Regulations, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith Jan 2004

Nf04-593 Understanding How Usda-Fsis Determines The Age Of Cattle For Current Bse Regulations, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the key points used by USDA-FSIS veterinary inspectors to classify cattle as being under or over 30 months of age. Age helps determine which carcasses will be segregated for removal of "specified risk materials" associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).


Nf04-608 Fighting Methamphetamine In Nebraska: Strategies For Individuals And Communities, Marilyn Fox, Sue Brown Jan 2004

Nf04-608 Fighting Methamphetamine In Nebraska: Strategies For Individuals And Communities, Marilyn Fox, Sue Brown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses a few ideas on to help protect your family, neighbors and community from dangers associated with methamphetamine (commonly called meth). You can implement these ideas as an individual, as part of a community plan, or develop your own strategies. The goal is not simply to educate your family on the hazards of using meth, but also to help protect them from the many other hazards posed by meth use and production.


Nf04-605 Smoking Meat And Poultry, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 2004

Nf04-605 Smoking Meat And Poultry, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Where there's smoke, there's well-flavored meat and poultry. Using a smoker is one method of imparting natural smoke flavor to large cuts of meat, whole poultry and turkey breasts. This slow cooking technique keeps them tender, too.

Smoking is slowly cooking food indirectly in the presence of a fire. This can be done by using a "smoker," which is an outdoor cooker especially designed for this purpose. Use these simple guidelines for smoking food safely.


Nf04-606 Deep Fat Frying Turkeys, Carol J. Plate Jan 2004

Nf04-606 Deep Fat Frying Turkeys, Carol J. Plate

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Deep fat frying began in the southern part of the United States and has gradually spread nationwide. Turkeys are the most common food prepared by this method. However, chicken, turkey parts (breasts, wings and thighs), and Cornish game hens may be deep fat fried. Deep fat frying results in a juicy product because the hot fat seals the outside and the skin becomes crisp.

This NebFact talks about the equipment, ingredients, preparation, frying, and safety of deep fat frying turkeys and other poultry.


G04-1529 Controlling Pond Plant Growth With Bottom Barriers, Tadd M. Barrow, John C. Holz Jan 2004

G04-1529 Controlling Pond Plant Growth With Bottom Barriers, Tadd M. Barrow, John C. Holz

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rooted aquatic plants are a natural part of the lake ecosystem and comprise a critical component of a healthy lake. They stabilize shorelines, oxygenate water, provide cover and spawning areas for fish, and provide habitat for aquatic invertebrates that are critical for juvenile fish growth.

Although plants are an important part of a lake's ecosystem, it's important to control their growth to assure a healthy, aesthetic environment. This NebGuide offers ideas for controlling plant growth.


Nf04-597 Biosecurity And The Poultry Flock, Dan Mcguire, Sheila Scheideler Jan 2004

Nf04-597 Biosecurity And The Poultry Flock, Dan Mcguire, Sheila Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What is Biosecurity? Biosecurity is a modern term created out of a need to protect, in our case poultry, from an intentional or unintentional threat from a biological agent. In our everyday management, biosecurity is an endless endeavor to keep viral disease agents and/or the spread of such disease agents at bay. We have learned from our own personal welfare that by keeping our environment clean, i.e., "cleanliness is next to godliness" and by reducing contact with infected people or animals, i.e., "being a good neighbor," we can reduce our chance of catching or spreading disease. This ...


Nf04-594 Resistanct Management For Yieldgard Rootworm™ Bt Corn, Robert J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt Jan 2004

Nf04-594 Resistanct Management For Yieldgard Rootworm™ Bt Corn, Robert J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Monsanto announced the registration of YieldGard Rootworm™ corn containing event MON863. These hybrids express a protein in the roots from the soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that is toxic to larval corn rootworms.

This NebFact discusses management requirements, refuge considerations, within-field configurations when using YieldGard Rootworm™.


Nf04-599 Soybean Aphid Management In Nebraska, Thomas E. Hunt Jan 2004

Nf04-599 Soybean Aphid Management In Nebraska, Thomas E. Hunt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is Nebraska's newest soybean insect pests, arriving in the United States in 2000 and in Nebraska in 2002. Yield losses of over 20 percent have been documented in some northeast Nebraska fields.

This NebFact covers the description, initial observations, life cycle and injury, and management of the soybean aphid in Nebraska.


Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick Jan 2004

Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Genetic engineering is the process of manually adding new DNA to an organism.


G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith Jan 2004

G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how wind erosion occurs and presents methods for reducing wind erosion on land devoted to crop production. Wind erosion is widespread on agricultural land in the Great Plains, particularly in the semi-arid regions. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile part of the soil (organic matter, clay, and silt) and lowers soil productivity. This loss in productivity increases the costs of producing crops. Blowing soil can reduce seedling survival and growth, depress crop yields, and increase the susceptibility of plants to certain types of stress, including diseases.


Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese Jan 2004

Ec04-219 2004 Nebraska Swine Report, Duane Reese

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The 2004 Nebraska Swine Report was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. This publications deals with research on swine reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, economics, and housing.


Ec04-183a Brown Mustard Production, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Paul A. Burgener, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, C. Dean Yonts, James F. Margheim, Glen E. Frickel, Gus J. Foster Jan 2004

Ec04-183a Brown Mustard Production, David D. Baltensperger, Drew J. Lyon, Paul A. Burgener, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, C. Dean Yonts, James F. Margheim, Glen E. Frickel, Gus J. Foster

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Brown mustard, Brassica juncea, originated from the hybridization of Brassica nigra with Brassica campestris. This probably happened in southwestern Asia and India where the natural distribution of the two species overlaps. Brown mustard has been grown for oilseed, greens, and as a spice. In the 1940s, a yellow-seeded variety of brown mustard was imported into the United States from China and became widely cultivated because, unlike someother mustards, it could be mechanically harvested. Currently, efforts are underway in Canada to develop canola quality brown mustards for oil use; however, in the United States the market is primarily as a source ...


Nf538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch Jan 2004

Nf538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Recommended security precautions to prevent identity theft and protect your credit or debit card, including recommendations on using ATMs.


Nf411 Seed Treatment Fungicides For Soybeans, Loren J. Giesler Jan 2004

Nf411 Seed Treatment Fungicides For Soybeans, Loren J. Giesler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Fungi can cause seed to rot. This publication describes treatments.


Ec04-466 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Domestic Violence Affects The Workplace (Part 3 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-466 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Domestic Violence Affects The Workplace (Part 3 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

It's no secret that domestic violence is an epidemic that is profoundly affecting American communities and workplaces. The U.S. Justice Department reports that in 60,000 incidents of on-the-job violence each year, the victims immediately knew their attacker.

For many women suffering from domestic violence, the workplace is no haven because stalking, threats and violence follow them to their job. In the past, workplaces did little to address domestic violence issues. But today, businesses realize the great costs incurred from domestic violence in lost production estimated at $3-5 billion annually. Employers and labor organizations have begun to consider ...


Ec04-465 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Men Can Help Stop Domestic Violence (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-465 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Men Can Help Stop Domestic Violence (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

One of the hardest things to do is to confront a family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbor who abuses his wife or girlfriend about his inexcusable and wrongful behavior. You may feel that you don't know what to say, are fearful of becoming involved, or that his behavior towards his significant other is none of your business.

Your friend may want to talk about the problem but has not had the opportunity because no one has had the courage to address the issue with him. Your friend may hesitate to talk about his behavior but at least you can ...


Ec04-464 There's No Excuse For Abuse (Part 1 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-464 There's No Excuse For Abuse (Part 1 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In this series of four articles, information will be provided from the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Nebraska and Kansas Coalitions Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, K-State Research and Extension, Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and many other research-based sources. You will learn more about how you can help a woman who is being abused, how you can offer support to children in abusive situations, how you may approach potential abusers, how to access resources, steps that can be taken in the workplace to help end domestic violence, what to teach children about partner abuse, how to raise community awareness, and how ...


Ec04-471 When Words Are Used As Weapons: Youth Can Prevent Verbal Abuse (For Use With Teen Youth) (Part 4 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-471 When Words Are Used As Weapons: Youth Can Prevent Verbal Abuse (For Use With Teen Youth) (Part 4 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Most physical abuse or battering begins with some kind of verbal abuse. Physical abuse is easy to identify because you can see a black eye or bruise. But verbal abuse is hard to see and define. Laws usually don't define verbal abuse or require it to be reported. Verbal abuse might be misinterpreted as a bad habit, a bad temper, or "just the way the person talks."

Verbal abuse can be a weapon used by either girls or boys, men or women. However, reports show that more women are abused by men, than men by women. Verbal abuse sometimes ...