Gamete recognition proteins can evolve at astonishing rates and lie at the heart of reproductive isolation and speciation in diverse taxa. However, the source of selection driving this evolution remains unknown. We report on how the sperm bindin genotype influences reproductive success under natural conditions. An interaction between genotype frequency and… (More)
We conducted temperature and pore pressure measurements using the Davis-Villinger Temperature-Pressure Probe and the tem-perature/dual pressure probe penetrometers during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 308. In Ursa Basin, 18 measurements were used to determine that the geothermal gradient at Site U1324 is bilinear. The temperature gradient is… (More)
Clear boundaries often separate adjacent conspecific competitors. These boundaries may reflect bordering animal territories or regions of inter-organism contact in mobile and non-mobile organisms, respectively. Sessile, clonal organisms often form persistent inter-clonal boundaries despite great variation in competitive ability among genotypes within a… (More)
This paper uses qualitative methodology to explore the experience of growing old in rural Appalachia. Given the growing population of older adults seeking and utilizing services, it is important to understand the challenges and specific needs related to aging. Within the context of rural Appalachia, these challenges and needs may be different than those in… (More)
Java framework to express access policy, going beyond the limitations of previous attempts in this vein. We also experimented with knowledge compilation optimizing techniques that allow access policy constraint checking to be implemented in real-time, via a bit-vector encoding that can be used for rapid run-time reasoning.