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2 By agreement of all authors the names of the second through sixth authors are presented in alphabetical order Abstract Specific plant associations may decrease (associational resistance, AR) or increase (associational susceptibility, AS) the likelihood of detection by, and/or vulnerability to, herbivores. We discuss presumed mechanisms leading to AR and(More)
Insect outbreaks are expected to increase in frequency and intensity with projected changes in global climate through direct effects of climate change on insect populations and through disruption of community interactions. Although there is much concern about mean changes in global climate, the impact of climatic variability itself on species interactions(More)
Diversity of prominent moths (Lepi-doptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae) in the cloud forests of northeastern Ecuador, with descriptions of 27 new species. Annals of the Entomologi-cal Society of America. In press. Diversity cascades in alfalfa fields: From plant quality to agroecosystem diversity. Environmental Entomology 37:947-955. Synergistic effects of(More)
Based on an engagement perspective of reading development, we investigated the extent to which an instructional framework of combining motivation support and strategy instruction (Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction—CORI) influenced reading outcomes for third-grade children. In CORI, five motivational practices were integrated with six cognitive strategies(More)
Power providers have started replacing traditional electricity meters for Smart Meters, which can transmit current power consumption levels to the provider within short intervals. Based on this data, power providers can perform and improve many service activities such as differential tariffs and load predictions. However, this also threatens consumers'(More)
Field studies of dispersal by first instar gypsy moth larvae indicate that almost all larvae undergo an initial dispersal episode. However, in laboratory studies large larvae (from large eggs) disperse more frequently than small larvae (from small eggs) in the presence of favored food. Large larvae may be better adapted for dispersal. When larvae encounter(More)
With a Smart Metering infrastructure, there are many motivations for power providers to collect high-resolution data of energy usage from consumers. However, this collection implies very detailed information about the energy consumption of consumers being monitored. Consequently, a serious issue needs to be addressed: how to preserve the privacy of(More)
Simulation models have recently been used to suggest that spatial heterogeneity, acting on small spatial scales within local populations, may allow parasitoids and other natural enemies to "regulate" host or prey populations in ways that would not be detected by conventional (k-factor) analyses of life table data. However, additional study of these models(More)
The influence of prey choice on the predation of a target prey item by a polyphagous insect predator was investigated in field plot studies. The target prey consisted of eggs of the Colorado potato beetle (CPB), Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and the predator was the 12-spotted ladybeetle, Coleomegilla maculata Lengi (Coleoptera:(More)