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  • mamintropage.html
    Student Abstracts 1999 Student Abstracts 2001 Student Abstracts 2003 Student Abstracts 2005 Student Abstracts 2007 Student Abstracts 2009 Student Abstracts 2011 Student Abstracts 2013 Field Trips 1999 Field Trips 2001 Field Trips 2003 Field Trips 2005 Methods 2001 Mammal Sign

    Original URL path: http://campus.murraystate.edu/academic/faculty/tderting/mamintropage.html (2016-01-26)
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  • Bio623 Syllabus
    otherwise put away during scheduled class time You will be asked to leave a class session if you violate this policy IX Grading Procedures Grades for all components of the course are assigned as follows 90 100 A 80 89 B 70 79 C 60 69 D 60 E Final grades are based on Your presentations 18 pts 3 x 6 pts I will grade what you prepared 2 pts each and presented 4 pts each on three of the course topics PowerPoint slides I expect you to help the class learn the key components of an assigned topic in a way that engages students in thinking about the topic Your presentation will be graded based on the effectiveness of the teaching materials you develop your effectiveness in presenting the material and your ability to answer questions You must meet with me to discussa presentation at least 3 days before you present Reading discussions 18 pts 3 x 6 pts You will earn 2 points for selecting a primary article that pertains to a topic discussed that week You will earn up to 4 points for leading the discussion of that article and being able to answer questions about the article that you chose Test questions 12 pts 3 x 4 pts You will give me 5 test questions about each topic that you present with complete answers Questions can be any format but must involve some level of explanation e g multiple choice explanation for choice true false correction and explanation essay and involve differing levels of cognition see Bloom s taxonomy Tests 24 pts 3 x 8 pts There will be two tests and a final exam Written assignments 14 pts 2 x 7 pts 4 SimBio pts You will write and discuss a review of two manuscripts using the guidelines for authors from specific scientific journals Your review will be graded on your identification of strengths and weaknesses of a manuscript explanations of weaknesses and recommendations for improvement and quality of writing The graded questions on the SimBio e chapter are worth a total of 4 pts Participation 10 pts I will keep track of how often and what you contribute to the class sessions Students are expected to participate actively in all discussions and class activities All assignments must be turned in by the assigned due date X Attendance Policy Please see the Attendance Policy in the current Graduate Bulletin Students are expected to attend all scheduled course activities XI Academic Honesty Policy Murray State University takes seriously its moral and educational obligation to maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior Instructors are expected to evaluate students academic achievements accurately as well as ascertain that work submitted by students is authentic and the result of their own efforts and consistent with established academic standards Students are obligated to respect and abide by the basic standards of personal and professional integrity Violations of Academic Honesty include Cheating Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized information

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  • BioMaPS
    body size and other co variates Christian Brown and Adam Kiser Murray State University Mathematically modeling tropical termite nest growth rate in relation to external temperature variations Victoria Darling and Kayla Stringfield Murray State University Monday November 25 2013 3 30 pm Biology 1119 Abstract BioMaPS Fellowship Description Students 5500 fellowship for research projects BioMaPS Fellowship Application BioMaPS II Applications for 2013 closed 2012 BioMaPS Group 2012 Project Descriptions 2011 Project Descriptions 2010 BioMaPS Group 2010 Project Descriptions 2009 Project Descriptions 2008 Highlights Our group consists of faculty members from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Mathematics Statistics which are both housed in the College of Science Engineering and Technology Our members include Donald Adongo Mathematics Statistics Terry Derting Biological Sciences Renee Fister Mathematics Statistics Claire Fuller Biological Sciences Kate He Biological Sciences Maeve McCarthy Mathematics Statistics Christopher Mecklin Mathematics Statistics Howard Whiteman Biological Sciences We have a wide variety of research interests devoted to the integration of mathematics and biology Past Activities of the Biomathematics group include A regular Biomathematics Seminar which is well attended by biologists and mathematicians at Murray State The first Biomathematics in the Commonwealth Workshop held June 24 25th 2005 The workshop Confluence of Biology Mathematics in the Commonwealth was held on May 16 17 2008 at Murray State University Speakers Dr John Jungck Beloit College Dr Andy Long Northern Kentucky University and Dr Christopher Mecklin Murray State University Schedule Dr Mecklin s presentation Our Research Interests At Murray State we are interested in biological problems with a strong mathematical and statistical component Our particular research interests include Using capture mark recapture methods and projection matrix models to estimate fecundity Chemotaxis models Parameter identification in ODE PDE models Bayesian methods of data analysis Developmental stability and fluctuating asymmetry Genetic differentiation and biodiversity

    Original URL path: http://campus.murraystate.edu/biomaps/ (2016-01-26)
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  • shane
    the northeast U S My research questions were 1 are summer bat capture rates of WNS susceptible species lower post WNS 2 have bat demographics i e proportion of sexes proportion of ages and proportion of pregnant females of WNS susceptible species changed since the detection of WNS in Kentucky and 3 are changes in capture rate a product of proximity to hibernacula or environmental conditions at the net site i e average nightly temperature amount of forest amount of water and elevation I assessed the significance of year in predicting capture rates of the four most commonly captured species in Kentucky the eastern red big brown northern long eared and the tri colored bat Mist net site elevation net distance to nearest cave mean ambient temperature total waterbody area total stream length and total forest area were used as covariates to take into account mist net site characteristics that might influence the number and bat species captured A trend of lower capture rates post WNS was observed for the northern long eared tri colored and big brown bat but only significantly so for the northern long eared bat in 2014 compared to 2007 Differences in bat demographics post WNS

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  • shane
    LBL lies central to the ABB s historic range and is currently under consideration for ABB re introduction A critical component of ABB ecology is the availability of rodent host carcasses 70 120g for reproduction and rearing young Carcass availability is a function of rodent and competing scavenger populations We assessed LBL as a potential re introduction site for ABB by conducting a two part study First we examined the current small mammal population within four habitat types grassland two stages of fire managed woodland and unmanaged forest using live trap grids Density and species of competing scavengers at a given site were assessed using camera traps Four grids of each habitat type were surveyed for a total of 2352 trap nights Our results indicated significantly more small mammals 70g in grassland sites and significantly more small mammals 70g in recent burn sites compared with old burn and unmanaged forest sites There was no significant difference in competitor abundance among the habitats We also investigated direct competition between Nicrophorus beetles and vertebrate scavengers by monitoring rat carcasses for 72 hours Significant differences in competitive pressure occurred among the habitat types with highest competition in recent burn sites and lowest competition

    Original URL path: http://campus.murraystate.edu/academic/faculty/tderting/Nick_Cash.html (2016-01-26)
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  • Travis Brown
    dechannelized in order to reverse the negative effects of channelization I investigated differences in habitat characteristics mammal richness and mammal activity among three stream types channelized unchannelized and dechannelized I measured mammal activity and richness at each stream type during four seasons spring winter 2005 06 and sampled physical and vegetative aspects of each stream during the summer of 2005 Riparian plant species richness was significantly higher at the unchannelized stream than the other two streams The Kentucky Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Index was highest at the unchannelized stream slightly lower at the channelized stream and much lower at the dechannelized stream Mouse Peromyscus Ochrotomys and Reithrodontomys spp vole Microtus spp and short tail shrew Blarina spp activity did not differ among stream types Richness of terrestrial mammals as determined by motion sensitive cameras did not differ significantly among streams Track plot surveys showed however that unchannelized and dechannelized streams had significantly more terrestrial mammal species richness than the channelized stream Likewise track transect surveys conducted in snow showed that species richness at the unchannelized stream was significantly higher than the channelized stream and that the dechannelized stream did not differ from the other two There was some indication that bat activity

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  • Murray State University College of Science Undergraduate Research Pages
    sponsa is considered one of the most beautiful of North American waterfowl Management attempts are often fueled by the wood duck s importance as a game species Population decline at the turn of the century sparked extensive population management attempts throughout the United States and Canada including deployment of wood duck nest box monitoring programs I examined how nest box placement affected wood duck nesting success as well as relationships between physiological factors and box choice From March to July 2004 I examined nesting success intraspecific brood parasitism nest predation and competition blood parasite occurrence and stress levels of wood duck hens nesting in clustered and isolated nest box sites on the Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuges as well as Fort Campbell Military Reservation My null hypothesis stated that there is no difference in parameters between clustered and isolated wood duck nest boxes I found no statistically significant differences in the number of eggs laid blood glucose levels and nesting success and efficiency between hens nesting in clustered and isolated boxes There were also no significant differences in the length of bill length of sternum mass or calculated condition index There were no significant differences in dump nesting

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  • Murray State University College of Science Undergraduate Research Pages
    of moonlight have not been formally investigated in relation to summer bat survey data We investigated relationships between bat captures per survey night ambient conditions temperature sky cover wind speed and lunar phase and illumination We tested the null hypothesis that bat activity is not affected by moonlight We calculated nightly capture rate of five bat species utilizing KY summer survey data for 2005 2012 from the USFWS Regression analysis

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