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Sexual conflicts and their evolutionary outcomes may be influenced by population-specific features such as mating system and ecological context; however, very few studies have investigated the link between sexual conflict and mating system. The self-compatible, mixed-mating hermaphrodite Collinsia heterophylla (Plantaginaceae) is thought to exhibit a sexual(More)
This paper describes the pre-operational analysis and forecasting system developed during MACC (Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate) and continued in the MACC-II (Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate: Interim Implementation) European projects to provide air quality services for the European continent. This system is based on seven(More)
iii SUMMARY Several new hydropower plants are under construction in China due to the increasing power demand. One of the largest projects is the Baihetan dam located on the Jinsha River in the southwestern part of the country. The large discharges present at the site cause huge strains on different structure elements that could have devastating effects. One(More)
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