Michelle Miller

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In many coenagrionid damselflies, sexually mature females exhibit color poly-morphisms, with some females resembling conspecific males. Although it has been suggested that the latter function as male mimics, this does not appear to be the case for those in the genus Enallagma. We found that sexually dimorphic coloration of the female abdomen and thorax are(More)
The quantification of denitrifying bacteria is a component in the further understanding of denitrification processes in the environment. Real-time PCR primers were designed to target two segments of the denitrifier population (cnorB(P) [Pseudomonas mandelii and closely related strains] and cnorB(B) [Bosea, Bradyrhizobium, and Ensifer spp.]) in agricultural(More)
The interpretation and measurement of the architectural organization of mitochondria depend heavily upon the availability of good software tools for filtering, segmenting, extracting, measuring, and classifying the features of interest. Images of mitochondria contain many flow-like patterns and they are usually corrupted by large amounts of noise. Thus, it(More)
Enhancing existing business process modeling languages with security concepts has attracted increased attention in research and several graphical notations and symbols have been proposed. How these extensions can be comprehended by users has not been evaluated yet. However, the comprehensibility of security concepts integrated within business process models(More)
In odonates, female specific color polymorphisms appear to be an evolutionary response to sexual harassment, but we know little about the decision rules males use when searching for variable females. For two sympatric species of Enallagma, we measured male responses to live female variants under field conditions, early and later in the day. In the morning,(More)
Here we demonstrate a model that combines Tweets following significant earthquakes with basic site and earthquake characteristics to produce a rapid estimate of the ground shaking intensity. We used all geo-tagged Tweets around the world containing the keyword " earthquake " or " tsunami " in several languages that occurred in the first 10 minutes following(More)
Available soil information from a soil landscape map and a soil data base was used to predict the spatial distribution of soil hydraulic and salinity properties within the Little River catchment in central western NSW. The spatial distribution of individual soil types within individual soil landscapes was predicted using a DEM and terrain analysis. The soil(More)
This chapter covers the basic elements of the LSST system design, with particular emphasis on those elements that may affect the scientific analyses discussed in subsequent chapters. We start with a description of the planned observing strategy in § 2.1, and then go on to describe the key technical aspects of system, including the choice of site (§ 2.2),(More)
In this chapter, we review the essential characteristics of the LSST system performance. We begin with descriptions of the tools that have been developed to evaluate that performance: the Oper-raytrace calculations used to evaluate stray and scatter light (§ 3.4). We then discuss the expected photometric accuracy that will be achieved (§ 3.5), and the(More)
The American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) smelter in Ruston, Washington, contaminated the south-central Puget Sound region with heavy metals, including arsenic and lead. Arsenic and lead distribution in surface sediments of 26 lakes is significantly correlated with atmospheric model predictions of contaminant deposition spatially, with(More)