Megan J. Brady

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Acknowledgment that the matrix matters in conserving wildlife in human-modified landscapes is increasing. However, the complex interactions of habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, habitat condition and land use have confounded attempts to disentangle the relative importance of properties of the landscape mosaic, including the matrix. To this end, we(More)
In the human body, there are 10 bacterial cells for every one human cell. This fact highlights the importance of the National institutes of Health's initiative to map the human microbiome. The Human Microbiome Project was the first large-scale mapping of the human microbiome of 5 body sites: GI tract, mouth, vagina, skin and nasal cavity using(More)
The matrix is an important element of landscape mosaics that influences wildlife indirectly through its influence on habitat, and directly, if they live in or move through it. Therefore, to quantify and manage habitat quality for wildlife in modified landscapes, it is necessary to consider the characteristics of both patch and matrix elements of the whole(More)
Thermal resistance and crosstalk have been investigated for a source package consisting of a monolithic, multilaser heterojunction array mounted on a single crystalline silicon substrate, which is in turn laminated to a copper heatsink. Models for 2-D and 3-D heat spreading are used to calculate the heat flow distribution and to obtain upper and lower(More)
A monolithic array of AlGaAs lasers has been packaged together with an array of fiber lightguides on a substrate of silicon. The components have been optimized for maximum lightguide output radiance consistent with reliable cw laser operation. Coupling efficiencies up to 80% have been achieved between laser and lightguide. Output powers up to 70 mW cw have(More)
This study aimed to describe the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance trends of Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection (BSI) in Ireland, in conjunction with national antimicrobial consumption data, during the period 2008 to 2013. A retrospective cohort study of K. pneumoniae BSI cases was conducted, based on notifications from Irish microbiology(More)
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