Chris Kelley

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Rapid biodiversity assessment and conservation planning require the use of easily quantified and estimated surrogates for biodiversity. Using data sets from Québec and Queensland, we applied four methods to assess the extent to which environmental surrogates can represent biodiversity components: (1) surrogacy graphs; (2) marginal representation plots; (3)(More)
The place prioritization problem in conservation biology is that of establishing a sequentially prioritized list of places on the basis of biodiversity content. Such a list can then be used to select reserve networks that are designed to be fully representative of the biodiversity of an area as efficiently as possible (for instance, with minimum area or(More)
We describe a method for addressing redox enzymes adsorbed on a carbon electrode using synchrotron infrared microspectroscopy combined with protein film electrochemistry. Redox enzymes have high turnover frequencies, typically 10-1000 s(-1), and therefore, fast experimental triggers are needed in order to study subturnover kinetics and identify the(More)
Simulating the transmission of HIV requires a model framework that can account for the complex nature of HIV transmission. In this paper the authors present the current state of the art for simulating HIV with agent-based models and highlight some of the significant contributions of current research. The authors then propose opportunities for future work(More)
In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate the use of infrared synchrotron radiation (IR-SR) as a broadband source for photothermal near-field infrared spectroscopy. We assess two methods of signal transduction; cantilever resonant thermal expansion and scanning thermal microscopy. By means of rapid mechanical chopping (50-150 kHz), we modulate the IR-SR(More)
A model of the magnetorefractive effect is developed for metallic oxides which allows the MRE to be used to study the magnetic dependence of their transport and phononic properties. This model is successfully applied to Fe3O4 and compared to experiments on a series of magnetite thin films of varying thickness (10, 18, 37, 64 and 110 nm) deposited on(More)
Simulating HIV transmission networks using agent-based systems has consistently shown promise during the last ten years. In this position paper we briefly discuss the state of the art, as elaborated on our previous work, and propose next steps that incorporate not only current HIV infection propagation approaches but also promising prevention strategies(More)
Emerging nanoporous materials, such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), are promising low-k dielectrics central to next-generation electronics and high-speed communication. Hitherto, the dielectric characterization of MOFs is scarce, with very limited experimental data for guiding new materials design and synthesis. Herein we demonstrate the efficacy of(More)
We present the first use of in situ far-infrared spectroscopy to analyze the thermal amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework material. We explain the nature of vibrational motion changes during the amorphization process and reveal new insights into the effect that temperature has on the Zn-N tetrahedra.