Michael Lane

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The soil sorption coefficient Kd and the soil organic carbon sorption coefficient KOC of pesticides are basic parameters used by environmental scientists and regulatory agencies worldwide in describing the environmental fate and behavior of pesticides. They are a measure of the strength of sorption of pesticides to soils and other geosorbent surfaces at the(More)
Phytoplankton and water quality long term trends are presented from a 20-year monitoring program of Chesapeake Bay and several of its major tributaries. Increasing phytoplankton biomass and abundance are ongoing within this estuarine complex, with diatoms the dominant component, along with chlorophytes and cyanobacteria as sub-dominant contributors in the(More)
The use of benthic assemblages to assess ecological quality of estuarine environments is a major tool for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/CE) for European aquatic ecosystems. Benthic communities show spatially heterogeneous distributions and experience seasonal variations due to both natural and anthropogenic stresses. The major(More)
Clathrin-coated vesicle formation is responsible for membrane traffic to and from the endocytic pathway during receptor-mediated endocytosis and organelle biogenesis, influencing how cells relate to their environment. Generating these vesicles involves self-assembly of clathrin molecules into a latticed coat on membranes that recruits receptors and(More)
Recent developments in mobile technologies have provided unique opportunities for learning and teaching. This paper reports on recent research undertaken at a regional Australian university in order to understand how higher education students are using mobile devices to support their learning. A survey instrument was developed and deployed and the data(More)
Notice During the mid-1990's the Chesapeake Bay Program's (CBP) Analytical Methods and Quality Assurance Workgroup recommended that the CBP adopt new and more accurate analytical methods for measuring total nitrogen, dissolved inorganic nitrogen, total phosphorus and dissolved inorganic phosphorus. An recent examination of scatterplots of these parameters(More)
Self-assembled molecular nanolayers (MNLs) composed of short organic chains and terminated with desired functional groups are attractive for modifying surface properties for a variety of applications. For example, organosilane MNLs are used as lubricants, in nanolithography, for corrosion protection and in the crystallization of biominerals. Recent work has(More)
A 10% w/w dip formulation of high CIS-cypermethrin (Ecofleece sheep dip) was evaluated as a prophylactic and treatment method against Psoroptes ovis of sheep. A laboratory trial using groups of healthy sheep under challenge showed that, when dipped as directed for 1 min, they were protected against infection for at least 4 weeks. Twelve sheep infected with(More)
Taxonomic sufficiency has been used mainly to assess benthic condition, based on the assumption that taxa can be identified to a taxonomic level higher than the species level without losing the ability to detect changes related to pollution stress. Identifying taxa to a higher level reduces the expertise and time needed to identify organisms and(More)