Measurements on growth traits up to 41 years of age
from 68 progeny sites in eight first-generation breeding
zones of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii
[MIRB.] FRANCO var. menziesii) in the US Pacific Northwest
were used to investigate age trends of genetic parameters
and to determine optimum age of selection. Heritabilities...
The objective of this article is to present evidence for
the existence of seasonal variability in sea surface height
(SSH) anomaly in the Agulhas Retroflection region.
TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter data are used to estimate
seasonal changes in the mesoscale SSH variability.
There is a seasonal oscillation of SSH variability characterized
In this dissertation, we use Fourier-analytic methods to study questions of equidistribution on the compact abelian group Zp of p-adic integers. In particu- lar, we prove a LeVeque-type Fourier analytic upper bound on the discrepancy of sequences. We establish p-adic analogues of the classical Dirichlet and Fejér kernels on R/Z,...
The end of the Cold War brought about changes within international political relations that resulted in expanded interest in global civil society. Such developments, like globalization and democratization, have encouraged the growth of social and political organizations. Political scientists have found that these inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations have a significant...
In this work we apply the finite temperature formulation of quantum
statistical mechanics to an analysis of the de Haas-van Alphen effect
in the quantum limit. A new expression is derived for the differential
magnetic susceptibility which clearly shows the individual contributions
of zero-temperature and non-zero temperature terms.
The Van Dyke's salamander (Plethodon vandyke,) is a rare species endemic to
Washington State. It has been found in cool moist microhabitats along streams, splash zones
of waterfalls, and headwater seeps. We explored the association of the Van Dyke's
salamander with hydrologic condition, geomorphology, disturbance characteristics, and
vegetation structure in...
A sucrose density-gradient ultracentrifugation technique for
obtaining microsomes has been developed. This technique has
advantages over the classic differential centrifugation technique, in
that it is faster, is better suited to work with small quantities of
tissue, and offers the opportunity to work with a defined microsomal
sub-cellular fraction, rather than...
The induction of drug-metabolizing enzymes is a
complex biochemical process manifested not only by
increases in various cytochrome P-450 isozymes and
related activities, but also by alterations in
endoplasmic reticulum membranes. Little work has been
done to examine how cytochrome P-450 inducing agents
influence other cellular processes, such as