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We summarize results of a November 2006 workshop dealing with recent research on the estimation of landbird abundance from count data. Our conceptual framework includes a decomposition of the probability of detecting a bird potentially exposed to sampling efforts into four separate probabilities. Primary inference methods are described and include distance(More)
While estimates of connectivity are important for effective management, few such estimates are available for reef invertebrates other than for corals. Barrel sponges are one of the largest and most conspicuous members of the coral reef fauna across the Indo-Pacific and given their large size, longevity and ability to process large volumes of water, they(More)
Mcl-1 is an antiapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family of proteins that plays a central role in cell survival of neutrophils and other cells. The protein is unusual among family members in that it has a very short half-life of 2-3 h. In this report, we show that sodium salicylate (at 10 mM) greatly enhances the rate at which neutrophils undergo apoptosis and,(More)
Mcl-1 is an anti-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family that plays a key role in normal development, but also in pathologies such as cancer. It has some unusual properties compared to other anti-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family, and its expression and function are dynamically regulated by a variety of post-transcriptional and post-translational(More)
Barrel sponges are one of the largest and most conspicuous members of the coral reef fauna across the Indo-Pacific that are under threat from habitat degradation. Twelve novel microsatellite markers were developed for Xestospongia testudinaria from 454 sequence data and scored across 47 individual barrel sponges collected from the Sampela reef in the(More)
The Houtman Abrolhos Islands (29° 00′ S) are the southern-most coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, located 60 km off central Western Australia. The " Anemone Lump " , a 185×400 m reef that rises steeply from 38 m to 4 m, is the premier dive site at the Islands, with a dedicated underwater tourist trail. The site is a fish habitat protection area and tourist(More)
Jasus edwardsii is New Zealand’s largest seafood export species and supports valuable customary and recreational fisheries. Nine novel microsatellite markers were developed from 454 sequence data and scored across 45 individuals collected from Wellington, New Zealand (41°20′S, 174°48′E) to obtain diversity indices. All loci were polymorphic with the number(More)
Pocillopora damicornis is one of the most extensively studied coral species globally, but high levels of phenotypic plasticity within the genus make species identification based on morphology alone unreliable. As a result, there is a compelling need to develop cheap and time-effective molecular techniques capable of accurately distinguishing P. damicornis(More)
Research in code and architectural analysis has demonstrated that a clear understanding of structural dependencies among software elements helps developers comprehend the impact of change. Yet examples are abundant from industry of major issues due to missed dependencies associated with different views of the architecture. Key concerns include dependencies(More)
Change is pervasive, but emerging patterns are occasionally detectable through analysis of systemic behaviors. Match analysis uses these patterns in order to reduce the degree of improvisation and to optimize the training process. However, it is possible that certain game phases elude systematic patterning. In this vein, our aim was to analyze the case of(More)