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  • Biogeography of Time Partitioning in Mammals 

    Bennie, Jonathan; Duffy, James P.; Inger, Richard; Gaston, Kevin J. (National Academy of Sciences, 2013)
    Many animals regulate their activity over a 24-h sleep–wake cycle, concentrating their peak periods of activity to coincide with the hours of daylight, darkness, or twilight, or using different periods of light and darkness ...
  • Biogeography of time partitioning in mammals. 

    Bennie, Jonathan; Duffy, James P.; Inger, R; Gaston, Kevin J. (National Academy of Sciences, 2014-09-23)
    Many animals regulate their activity over a 24-h sleep-wake cycle, concentrating their peak periods of activity to coincide with the hours of daylight, darkness, or twilight, or using different periods of light and darkness ...
  • Bioinformatic identification of novel regulatory DNA sequence motifs in Streptomyces coelicolor. 

    Studholme, DJ; Bentley, SD; Kormanec, J (BioMed Central, 2004-04-08)
    BACKGROUND: Streptomyces coelicolor is a bacterium with a vast repertoire of metabolic functions and complex systems of cellular development. Its genome sequence is rich in genes that encode regulatory proteins to control ...
  • From Bones to Biotechnology: 60 Years of New Biology in the Old World 

    Macgregor, Herbert C. (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Biomass burning related ozone damage on vegetation over the Amazon forest: A model sensitivity study 

    Pacifico, F; Folberth, GA; Sitch, S; Haywood, JM; Rizzo, LV; Malavelle, FF; Artaxo, P (European Geosciences Union, 2015-03-10)
    © Author(s) 2015. The HadGEM2 earth system climate model was used to assess the impact of biomass burning on surface ozone concentrations over the Amazon forest and its impact on vegetation, under present-day climate ...
  • Biome-specific effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on the photosynthetic characteristics of trees at a forest-savanna boundary in Cameroon 

    Ferreira Domingues, Tomas; Ishida, F.Y.; Feldpausch, T.R.; Grace, J.; Meir, P; Saiz, G.; Sene, Olivier; Schrodt, F.; Sonké, B; Taedoumg, HE; Veenendaal, E; Lewis, Simon L.; Lloyd, J (Springer Verlag, 2015-03-10)
    Photosynthesis/nutrient relationships of proximally growing forest and savanna trees were determined in an ecotonal region of Cameroon (Africa). Although area-based foliar N concentrations were typically lower for savanna ...
  • Biomechanical Response to Changes in Natural Turf during Running and Turning 

    Stiles, Victoria H.; Guisasola, IN; James, IT; Dixon, Sharon J. (Human Kinetics, 2011)
    Integrated biomechanical and engineering assessments were used to determine how humans responded to variations in turf during running and turning. Ground reaction force (AMTI, 960 Hz) and kinematic data (Vicon Peak Motus, ...
  • Biomimetic Futures: Life, Death, and the Enclosure of a More-Than-Human Intellect 

    Johnson, ER; Goldstein, J (Routledge, 2015-03-04)
    The growing field of biomimicry promises to supplant modern industry's energy-intensive models of engineering with a mode of production more sensitively attuned to nonhuman life and matter. This article considers the ...
  • Biomimicry: New Natures, New Enclosures 

    Goldstein, J; Johnson, ER (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2015-01-16)
    Advocates of biomimicry encourage a new industrial paradigm that ostensibly leaves behind the crude violence of Francis Bacon, the domination of nature-as-machine, and a history of toxic production processes that have given ...
  • Biophysical mechanisms that maintain biodiversity through trade-offs 

    Meyer, Justin R.; Gudelj, I; Beardmore, Robert (Nature Publishing Group, 2015)
    Trade-offs are thought to arise from inevitable, biophysical limitations that prevent organisms from optimizing multiple traits simultaneously. A leading explanation for biodiversity maintenance is a theory that if the ...
  • The biopolitics of animal being and welfare: dog control and care in the UK and India 

    Srinivasan, K (Institute of British Geographers / Royal Geographical Society / Wiley-Blackwell, 2013-01)
    The UK is widely regarded as a nation committed to animal welfare. On the other hand, the precarious lives of India’s stray dogs have attracted a considerable amount of international animal activist attention, and raised ...
  • Biopower 

    Srinivasan, K (Wiley, 2016)
    Book Chapter
  • Biosecurity and the topologies of infected life: From borderlines to borderlands 

    Hinchliffe, Steve; Allen, John; Lavau, S; Bingham, N; Carter, S (Wiley / Institute of British Geographers / Royal Geographical Society, 2012-08-10)
    Biosecurity, as a response to threats from zoonotic, food-borne and emerging infectious diseases, implies and is often understood in terms of a spatial segregation of forms of life, a struggle to separate healthy life from ...
  • Biotic and abiotic changes in ecosystem structure over a shrub-encroachment gradient in the southwestern USA. 

    Turnbull, Laura; Brazier, Richard E.; Wainwright, John; Bol, Roland (Springer Verlag, 2010)
    In this study, we investigate changes in ecosystem structure that occur over a gradient of land-degradation in the southwestern USA, where shrubs are encroaching into native grassland. We evaluate a conceptual model which ...
  • A bird's eye view of discard reforms: bird-borne cameras reveal seabird/fishery interactions. 

    Votier, SC; Bicknell, A; Cox, SL; Scales, KL; Patrick, SC (Public Library of Science, 2013-03-06)
    Commercial capture fisheries produce huge quantities of offal, as well as undersized and unwanted catch in the form of discards. Declines in global catches and legislation to ban discarding will significantly reduce discards, ...
  • Birds Reveal their Personality when Singing 

    Garamszegi, László Zsolt; Eens, Marcel; Török, János; Tregenza, Tom (Public Library of Science, 2008-07-09)
    Background Individual differences in social behaviour may have consequences for mate choice and sexual signalling, because partners should develop preferences for personalities that maximize reproductive output. Here ...
  • Bisphenol A and the risk of cardiometabolic disorders: a systematic review with meta-analysis of the epidemiological evidence. 

    Rancière, F; Lyons, JG; Loh, VH; Botton, J; Galloway, T; Wang, T; Shaw, JE; Magliano, DJ (BioMed Central, 2015-05-31)
    Bisphenol A (BPA) is suspected to be associated with several chronic metabolic diseases. The aim of the present study was to review the epidemiological literature on the relation between BPA exposure and the risk of ...
  • Bisphenol A causes reproductive toxicity, decreases dnmt1 transcription, and reduces global DNA methylation in breeding zebrafish (Danio rerio). 

    Laing, LV; Viana, J; Dempster, EL; Trznadel, M; Trunkfield, LA; Webster, TM; van Aerle, R; Paull, GC; Wilson, RJ; Mill, J; Santos, EM (Taylor & Francis, 2016-04-27)
    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a commercially important high production chemical widely used in epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics, and is ubiquitous in the environment. Previous studies demonstrated that BPA activates estrogenic ...
  • Bisphenol A exposure is associated with in vivo estrogenic gene expression in adults 

    Melzer, D; Harries, LW; Cipelli, Riccardo; Henley, William E.; Money, C; McCormack, P; Young, A; Guralnik, Jack; Ferrucci, L; Bandinelli, S; Corsi, AM; Galloway, Tamara S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2011-12)
    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen commonly used in polycarbonate plastic and resin-lined food and beverage containers. Exposure of animal and cell models to doses of BPA below the recommended tolerable daily intake ...
  • Blanket peat biome endangered by climate change 

    Gallego-Sala, Angela V.; Prentice, I. Colin (Nature Publishing Group, 2012-09-02)
    Blanket bog is a highly distinctive biome restricted to disjunct hyperoceanic regions. It is characterized by a landscape covering of peat broken only by the steepest slopes1. Plant and microbial life are adapted to anoxia, ...