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Predicted Risk Of Bean Pod Mottle Virus In 2010, Emmanuel Byamukama, Alison E. Robertson, Forrest W. Nutter Jr. 2010 Iowa State University

Predicted Risk Of Bean Pod Mottle Virus In 2010, Emmanuel Byamukama, Alison E. Robertson, Forrest W. Nutter Jr.

Integrated Crop Management News

Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) continues to pose a threat to soybean production by reducing soybean yield and affecting soybean quality. In a recent 3-year survey study conducted during the 2005 through 2007 soybean growing seasons, BPMV was found to be one of the most prevalent soybean diseases in Iowa, with BPMV being detected in 10 (2005) to 40 percent (2006) of the approximately 1,200 soybean fields sampled and tested each growing season. By mapping BPMV incidence at the county scale, BPMV incidence (risk) was found to occur at varying intensities within and among Iowa counties. Generally, risk of ...


Assessment Of Environmental Services Of Crep Wetlands In Iowa And Themidwestern Corn Belt, David L. Otis, William G. Crumpton, David Green, Anna K. Loan-Wilsey, Robin L. McNeely, Kevin L. Kane, Rex Johnson, Tom Cooper, Mark Vandever 2010 United States Geological Survey

Assessment Of Environmental Services Of Crep Wetlands In Iowa And Themidwestern Corn Belt, David L. Otis, William G. Crumpton, David Green, Anna K. Loan-Wilsey, Robin L. Mcneely, Kevin L. Kane, Rex Johnson, Tom Cooper, Mark Vandever

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Reports

This final project report is a compendium of 3 previously submitted progress reports and a 4th report for work accomplished from August – December, 2009.


Does More Green Equal More Green?: A Comparison Of Vegetation In Rich And Poor Neighborhoods In Utah County, Alan Peters, Roxanne Yorgason, Cinta Nielsen, Alison Fletcher 2010 Brigham Young University

Does More Green Equal More Green?: A Comparison Of Vegetation In Rich And Poor Neighborhoods In Utah County, Alan Peters, Roxanne Yorgason, Cinta Nielsen, Alison Fletcher

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

Greenery is an important part of any urban environment. Besides being visually appealing, landscaping performs important ecological functions such as food and habitats for some creatures and cooling effects for the urban ecosystem. For these and other reasons, places with green lawns and mature trees are highly desirable. Landscaping, however, is not cheap. Planting and maintaining appropriate trees, shrubbery, or grasses can be costly to private homeowners, businesses, or municipalities. This can result in unequal amounts of trees and other greenery between rich and less affluent communities, and a disparity between rich and poor neighborhoods within the same city. Using ...


A Comparative Study Of The Murray/Taylorsville And Salt Lake City Greenway Systems, Nicholas G. Baker, Evan Pressley, David Munson, Mark Christensen 2010 Brigham Young University

A Comparative Study Of The Murray/Taylorsville And Salt Lake City Greenway Systems, Nicholas G. Baker, Evan Pressley, David Munson, Mark Christensen

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

Greenways are an important part of an urban system. They are linear strips of vegetated area that extend through or around cities. Greenways have various environ-mental, social, and economic benefits that contribute to healthy communities. Characteristics of greenway systems can be quantified and measured, allowing comparison between study areas. Our study uses landscape metrics to compare the total area, total edge, number of patches, and connectivity of the Salt Lake City and Murray, Utah greenway systems.


Identifying Annual Brome Within Joshua Tree National Park, Laura Elizabeth Horner 2010 University of Redlands

Identifying Annual Brome Within Joshua Tree National Park, Laura Elizabeth Horner

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

Non-native invasive grass species such as bromus tectorum and bromus rubens (annual brome) negatively impact the native ecosystems of the Mojave Desert. Not only do these grasses prevent the growth of native plant species, they also serve as highly flammable fuels that increase the frequency and scale of devastating wildfire. Using remote-sensed Landsat data, locations of known annual brome presence, areas of human disturbance, and historic fire boundaries, this project serves to accurately identify and map the current extent of annual brome within Joshua Tree National Park in order to support land management and fire mitigation efforts.


Earthquake Anxiety May Be Indicator Of Future Trouble, Cari Bourette 2010 Western Kentucky University

Earthquake Anxiety May Be Indicator Of Future Trouble, Cari Bourette

Cari Bourette

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Issues And Tools For Social Science Research In Inland Fisheries, P K. Katiha, K K. Vass, A P. Sharma, U Bhaumik, Ganesh Chandra 2010 ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR) Barrackpore, India

Issues And Tools For Social Science Research In Inland Fisheries, P K. Katiha, K K. Vass, A P. Sharma, U Bhaumik, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

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Participatory Rural Appraisal, Ganesh Chandra 2010 ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR) Barrackpore, India

Participatory Rural Appraisal, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

Participation, empowerment and inclusion have become the new development buzzword. There has been a range of interpretations of the meaning of participation in development. Participatory development starts from the premise that it is important to identify and build upon strengths already present in communities. Perhaps the most widespread appearance of participation in mainstream development has been seen in the form of participatory methodologies of research, intended to gather a wide range of information from local people at their livelihoods, needs, and strengths, at the same time as 'empowering' them through a process of collaborative analysis and learning. PRA is a ...


Dissemination Of Communication And Information In Inland Fisheries, Ganesh Chandra 2010 ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR) Barrackpore, India

Dissemination Of Communication And Information In Inland Fisheries, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

Flow of communication and information from the research station to the end user is sine qua non for the sustainable production as well as productivity enhancement in inland fisheries and the development of fishers as a whole. The resource poor who are often more in need than others of information on sustainable and low external input technologies is least likely to gain access to the information required. This has been seen particularly in the fisheries sector where the channels of information accessible to the resource poor delivered information on new practices and recommendations as well as the new culture technologies ...


Examining The Impacts Of Habitat Fragmentation Along The Western Border Of Yellowstone National Park, Alex D. Johnson, Vania Hernandez, Janelle Sands, Matthew Bekker 2010 Brigham Young University

Examining The Impacts Of Habitat Fragmentation Along The Western Border Of Yellowstone National Park, Alex D. Johnson, Vania Hernandez, Janelle Sands, Matthew Bekker

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

Landscape Ecology combines the disciplines of geography and ecology to give a unique spatial approach, which allows extrapolation across scales Our area of study is located on the SW border of Yellowstone National Park and the adjacent National Forest. (Fig.1) Different land management practices between the National Park and National Forest, in particular, deforestation in the National Forest, can affect the ecosystem in the greater Yellowstone area. (Fig. 2)


Greenway Systems In Salt Lake City And Tallahassee A Comparitive Analysis, Derek Bruton, Lydia Michela, Tyler Terry, Morgan Osborne 2010 Brigham Young University

Greenway Systems In Salt Lake City And Tallahassee A Comparitive Analysis, Derek Bruton, Lydia Michela, Tyler Terry, Morgan Osborne

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

Landscape ecology is the study of the relationship between spatial pattern and ecological processes on a range of landscape scales. One aspect of land¬scape ecology that we chose to study was green¬ways. Greenways are long, narrow corridors that differ from the surrounding landscape types; they are used for recreation, and for pedestrian and bi¬cycle traffic. We compared the greenways in Salt Lake City and Tallahassee (Figures 3 and 4), using landscape metrics (methods of quantifying land¬scape pattern) as tools to define characteristics of the greenway systems. To determine which city had a stronger greenway system, we ...


Legacy Parkway: Evaluating The Effects Of Construction On Wetland Patterns, Nate Dorsey, Jillian Brandley, Joshua Fawcett, Michael Johnson 2010 Brigham Young University

Legacy Parkway: Evaluating The Effects Of Construction On Wetland Patterns, Nate Dorsey, Jillian Brandley, Joshua Fawcett, Michael Johnson

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

The Legacy Parkway is a 14-mile highway that was built in 2008 to alleviate traffic congestion in Davis County, Utah. The parkway was built near the Great Salt Lake in an area with many wetlands. Prior to construction there was a great deal of controversy regarding how the parkway might negatively affect the wetlands. This research attempts to answer the following question: How did construction of the Legacy Parkway impact wetland patterns?


Modeling Large-Scale Historical Migration Patterns Using Family History Records, Brian Bunker, Elias Wise, Eric Severson, Sam Otterstrom 2010 Brigham Young University

Modeling Large-Scale Historical Migration Patterns Using Family History Records, Brian Bunker, Elias Wise, Eric Severson, Sam Otterstrom

FHSS Mentored Research Conference

Location has a powerful effect, and humans seek to understand not only where they are, but where they have come from. Thus, genealogy and migration are both important human concepts, and one can help to illuminate the other. Historical migration studies use records of all types to attempt to model and explain the movement of individuals and families. Our purpose is to use the new Family Search database compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members to create a flexible search engine which will enable visualization and analysis of migration by community or by place ...


Norumbega News, No.14 (Spring 2010), Osher Library Associates 2010 University of Southern Maine

Norumbega News, No.14 (Spring 2010), Osher Library Associates

Friends of OML, Occasional Publications

Issue No.14, Spring 2010

Osher Map Library and the Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Portland, Maine


Who Draws The Line In El Paso, Texas: Multiscalar Interactions And The Chances For Border Reform, Robert L. Heyman 2010 Macalester College

Who Draws The Line In El Paso, Texas: Multiscalar Interactions And The Chances For Border Reform, Robert L. Heyman

Geography Honors Projects

The question of how borders are defined and enforced has always been an important issue both to the state and to residents between whom make and must deal with those decisions. This project examines El Paso, Texas as a case study for shaping a more progressive future for border and immigration enforcement. It does so by reporting on 16 interviews with key actors in border policy discussions. El Paso offers an excellent opportunity to study how border and immigration enforcement approaches are negotiated between scales, including federal enforcement agencies, state government, city and county officials, and community activists. Immigration enforcement ...


Analysis Of Streamflow In The St. Croix River: A Hydrologic Model, Stephanie A. Kleinschmidt 2010 Macalester College

Analysis Of Streamflow In The St. Croix River: A Hydrologic Model, Stephanie A. Kleinschmidt

Geography Honors Projects

This project assesses how streamflow is affected by anthropogenic changes to the environment, looking specifically at the St. Croix River Basin. In 2004 the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) published a report on streamflow in the St. Croix River at two gaging stations: Danbury and St. Croix Falls. The streamflow at the upstream station near Danbury, Wisconsin remained stable over time, while an increase was observed at the station in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin further downstream. In order to evaluate this disparity, this project utilizes a GIS hydrologic model to analyze the factors expected to be influencing the flow rate ...


Mapping The Mahajanga Basin: Using Gis To Explore Spatial Relationships In Madagascar's Geology And Paleontology, Anne Brown 2010 Macalester College

Mapping The Mahajanga Basin: Using Gis To Explore Spatial Relationships In Madagascar's Geology And Paleontology, Anne Brown

Geography Honors Projects

Tha Mahajanga Basin, located in northwestern Madagascar, is a region of intense geological and paleontological study, but has never before been subject to spatial analysis. Since 1993, expeditions conducted by Stony Brook University, Macalester College, and the University of Antananarivo have uncovered a rich sampling of more than six thousand specimens and observations including fossils of non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles, and turtles. This paper analyzes the spatial relationships between paired groups within the fossil record as well as wider regional trends to address paleoenvironment. A combination of spatial analysis and statistics are used to determine the patterns existing between fossils or ...


Mius News: Maps And Imagery User Services @ Fiu Green Library: Vol. 3, Issue 2, Spring 2010, Jill V. Krefft 2010 Maps and Imagery User Services , Florida International University

Mius News: Maps And Imagery User Services @ Fiu Green Library: Vol. 3, Issue 2, Spring 2010, Jill V. Krefft

MIUS News

Florida International University's Spring 2010 Map and User Imagery Services Newsletter.


A Greenway Runs Through It: The Midtown Greenway And The Social Landscape Of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aaron M. Brown 2010 Macalester College

A Greenway Runs Through It: The Midtown Greenway And The Social Landscape Of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aaron M. Brown

Geography Honors Projects

Minneapolis’ Midtown Greenway is a 5.5 mile bicycle and pedestrian corridor that replaced a grade-separated railroad line in 2000 and expanded to its current length in 2007. In an era of reinvestment in American inner cities and a heightened political awareness of both urban transportation alternatives and public spaces, the academic field of geography has much to contribute to the discussion about the viability, effectiveness, and success of projects such as this adaptive reuse of reclaimed, deindustrialized space. My research investigates results from a survey of 223 Greenway users, exploring participants’ demographics, residential proximity to the trail, and purposes ...


Geography News, V34n1, Spring 2010, Geographic Alliance of Iowa. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Geography News, V34n1, Spring 2010, Geographic Alliance Of Iowa.

Geography News

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