The study aimed to assess the contribution of seaweed farming based on sustainable
livelihood framework using an indicator system formulated at the FAO Experts Workshop on Methods and Indicators held at Nha Trang University in Vietnam last November 2008.
The fungus Cochliobolus victoriae causes Victoria blight of oats and Arabidopsis and is pathogenic due to its production of a compound called victorin, which induces programmed cell death in sensitive plants. Victorin sensitivity in Arabidopsis is conferred by the dominant gene LOCUS ORCHESTRATING VICTORIN EFFECTS1 (LOV1), which encodes a coiled-coil-nucleotide...
Societies around the globe are concerned with climate change and supplementing the use of fossil fuels to create cleaner energy. The emergence of marine alternative energy is of scientific, historical, legal, and political interest. The purpose of the three manuscripts comprising this dissertation is to provide research and analysis of...
The use of natural and nature-based features for coastal hazard mitigation, particularly emergent vegetation such as mangrove forests, have become increasingly popular. However, the protection that these systems can provide has not been fully quantified for engineering design, and the uncertainties in parameterized equations have not been fully defined. In...
Solanum species differ in their degree of frost tolerance and cold acclimation
capacity. Cultivated potato species of Solanum tuberosum L. are frost-sensitive,
incapable of cold acclimation, and have a maximum freezing tolerance of –3°C.
Solanum commersonii Dun is frost-tolerant and can survive to –5ºC pre-acclimation
and –10ºC post-acclimation. Breeding attempts...
Disease has been implied as an important selective
force acting in plant populations. This study was
conducted to determine the effects of stripe rust (Puccinia
striiformis) on the population dynamics of wheat (Triticum
aestivum) cultivar mixtures.
Five wheat cultivars were grown in pure stands and all
possible mixtures at three...
To date, the use of oceanographic data in fisheries management has been limited by
the scarcity and the difficulty of accessing complete oceanographic datasets.
Consequently, fish stocks are managed with limited knowledge about the habitat where
fish live and incomplete understanding of what oceanographic conditions affect their
populations. With the...
An understanding of the factors that influence surface erosion from roads is necessary to prevent and mitigate sediment production from forest roads. This study investigated the impacts of log truck traffic and road hydrology on sediment yield from ten forest road segments in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains of...
The impact of population abundance on the deposit-
feeding rate of Mediomastus ambisetu (Capitellidae:
Polychaeta) was studied in still-water laboratory experiments.
Mean individual pellet production rate (mg worm¯¹ d¯¹) decreased
monotonically with increasing worm abundance in the
range of 6.5 X 10³ to 1.3 X 10⁵ worms m¯². Worms fed...