Julie Howar

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Marine protected areas (MPAs) provide an important tool for conservation of marine ecosystems. To be most effective, these areas should be strategically located in a manner that supports ecosystem function. To inform marine spatial planning and support strategic establishment of MPAs within the California Current System, we identified areas predicted to(More)
Before discussing adjustments in the fees for the clinical services of industrial rehabilitation, the Medical Free Guide Committee of the Maryland Industrial Commission requested a copy of the clinical standards for these services. However, there were no multidisciplinary standards for industrial services that had state-wide approval. Therefore, a committee(More)
Krill (Euphausiids) play a vital ecosystem role in many of the world's most productive marine regions, providing an important trophic linkage. We introduce a robust modeling approach to link Cassin's auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) abundance and distribution to large-scale and local oceanic and atmospheric conditions and relate these patterns to similarly(More)
Understanding seabird habitat preferences is critical to future wildlife conservation and threat mitigation in California. The objective of this study was to investigate drivers of seabird habitat selection within the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries to identify areas for targeted conservation planning. We used seabird(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between clinician-assessed performance-based measures of improvement in lifting ability and workplace tolerance and patient self-reported improvement in pain and perceived disability following work conditioning (WC). METHODS A sample of 76 patients (42 +/- 9 yrs, 21 to 60 yrs, 74% male) was selected from a(More)
In this paper, we describe a partnership between the Central Illinois Center of Excellence for Secure Software (CICESS) and Illinois Central College (ICC) that resulted in the creation of a two-year degree program in Secure Software Development. That program incorporated an apprenticeship model and the Software Engineering Institute's software assurance(More)
Understanding recruitment in demersal fish requires determination of larval survival and delivery to appropriate settling habitats. Sanddabs Citharichthys sp. are an abundant neritic fish of Central California, an area of persistent upwelling. ‘Upwelling shadows’ develop in the lee of coastal promontories, retain surface waters, and may promote spatial(More)
Seabird aggregations at sea have been shown to be associated with concentrations of prey. Previous research identified Central California as a highly used foraging area for seabirds, with locally breeding seabirds foraging close to their colonies on Southeast Farallon Island. Herein, we focus on nonresident (i.e. non-locally breeding) seabird species off of(More)
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