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Ongoing shifts in the species composition of Eastern US forests necessitate the development of frameworks to explore how species-specific water-use strategies influence ecosystem-scale carbon (C) cycling during drought. Here, we develop a diagnostic framework to classify plant drought-response strategies along a continuum of isohydric to anisohydric(More)
There is an in inherent weakness to crowdsourcing that should bother computer scientists and computer users alike. It’s the fact there is no clear difference between “the wisdom of the crowd” and “the mob that rules.” What’s missing is a measure of discernment. The Internet is awash in information that demands selectivity, leading Newsweek among others to(More)
Predicting the impact of drought on forest ecosystem processes requires an understanding of trees' species-specific responses to drought, especially in the Eastern USA, where species composition is highly dynamic due to historical changes in land use and fire regime. Here, we adapted a framework that classifies trees' water-use strategy along the spectrum(More)
Endophytes have been isolated from a large diversity of plants and have been shown to enhance the remediation efficiency of plants, but little information is available on the influence of endophytic bacteria on phytoremediation of widespread environmental contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In this study we selected a naturally(More)
The purpose of this abstract is to present the progress of the Demand Side Management project, GAD Project, to the academia and industry professionals as well as students and researchers, taking the opportunity of the WSPLC 2009 (open IEEE forum). This abstract will focus in different areas, especially related to the GAD communication architecture in which(More)
Science demands an overhaul of the well-established system of peer-review in scholarly communication. The current system is outmoded, inefficient, and slow. The only question is how! The speed of scientific discovery is accelerating, especially in the field of computing, with an increasing number of ways to communicate results to global research(More)
Communications’ news stories cover a lot of ground and sometimes raise a provocative question. A recent case in point: “Is Internet Addiction Real?” I was sure the answer to this question was ‘no’ after reading a story posted on the site that told of a 15-year-old boy who was beaten to death at an Internet addiction treatment center in China(More)
Calls to update the peer-review publishing model to accommodate the rise in online publishing (http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/1/103232) raise a question about the durability of print publications and of the printed magazine version of Communications of the ACM. How long will it last? ACM asked this very question in 2006 before starting the(More)
is the recipient of the 2009 aCM-infosys Foundation award in the Computing sciences for his contributions to the design and development of highly scalable internet services. " i spent about a decade working on the use of clusters for scalable, highly available internet services, starting in 1994 when the Web was new (and didn't need clusters), and ending(More)
fiRst-eVeR cs eDucAtion WeeK A success ACM and a handful of partners launched Computer Science Education Week in the U.S., which received a great deal of media attention and was celebrated at schools and businesses throughout the nation. Held from Dec. 5–11, the central hub for Computer Science Education Week was http://www.csedweek.org, which featured(More)