TY - JOUR. T1 - Modeled aerosol nitrate formation pathways during wintertime in the great lakes region of North America. AU - Kim, Yoo Jung. AU - Spak, Scott N.. AU - Carmichael, Gregory R.. AU - Riemer, Nicole. AU - Stanier, Charles O.. PY - 2014/11/16. Y1 - 2014/11/16. N2 - Episodic wintertime particle pollution by ammonium nitrate is an important air quality concern across the Midwest U.S. Understanding and accurately forecasting PM2.5 episodes are complicated by multiple pathways for aerosol nitrate formation, each with uncertain rate parameters. Here, the Community Multiscale Air Quality model (CMAQ) simulated regional atmospheric nitrate budgets during the 2009 LADCO Winter Nitrate Study, using integrated process rate (IPR) and integrated reaction rate (IRR) tools to quantify relevant processes. Total nitrate production contributing to PM2.5 episodes is a regional phenomenon, with peak production over the Ohio River Valley and southern Great Lakes. Total nitrate production in the lower ...
Author: D. J. Rezac, D. U. Thomson , M.G. Siemens, F.L. Prouty, C.D. Reinhardt, S. J. Bartle. Journal: J. Dairy Sci. 97 :4227-4235. Abstract: The prevalence and severity of multiple gross pathologic lesions and abnormalities in cull dairy and beef cows was evaluated at a commercial abattoir in the Great Lakes region of the United States; 1,461 cattle were examined at slaughter over the course of 3 production days and evaluated for the occurrence and severity of lung, liver, rumen, and carcass abnormalities and pathologies. Of the 1,461 cattle examined at slaughter, 87% were classified as Holstein cows and 13% were classified as other cows. Liver abscesses were observed in 32% of the population and over half were classified as severe (18.5% population prevalence). The frequency distribution of cattle observed with a liver abscess was not different among production days. Severe ruminal lesions and rumenitis scars were observed in 10.0% of the population, and 25.1% of cattle were observed to have ...
The US Midwest has experienced significant changes in agricultural cropping patterns (i.e., area and rotation pattern changes) since 2005. Ongoing agricultural land use change is likely to be partly due to rising corn prices and subsidies implemented by the US government to encourage corn ethanol production. The US Department of Agricultures (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) reported that corn acreage is often related to the decrease of other agriculture crops (i.e., soybean and winter wheat) and pasture land (Westcott, 2007); Keeney and Hertel, 2009). Remove sensing-base crop rotation study indicated that traditional crop rotation (i.e., corn-soybean) is being replaced by continuous corn plantings (Stern et al., 2008; Lunetta et al., 2010; Secchi et al., 2011) across the Great Lakes Basin (GLB). Shifts toward more intensive corn production may cause a number of negative environmental consequences with respect to water quality, soil fertility, biodiversity, and overall ...
197,022 to the Product Stewardship Institute to prevent the release of mercury from discarded thermostats and auto switches in the Chicago area. The Institute will work with the operators of 380 auto dismantling facilities and 5,400 heating contractors and wholesalers in the Chicago area to promote proper mercury disposal and to provide incentives to participate in collection programs for mercury-containing products. $150,000 to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (based in Minnesota) to provide businesses that use toxic chemicals with "green chemistry" tools and information about safer alternatives. Workshops will be held for businesses throughout the Great Lakes region. Over the last three years, GLRI has provided more than $11 million for pollution prevention projects to improve Great Lakes water quality by reducing or eliminating waste at the source, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials. ...
The National Sea Grant office awarded multi-million dollar funds to boost the number of fish farms in the Great Lakes region of North America, US, Great Lakes Echo reported.. Aquaculture refers to raising fish both to eat and to stock streams and lakes. The industry in the Great Lakes region lags behind much of the US, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The regions contribution to the industry is considered insignificant compared to coastal areas.. The National Sea Grant office awarded the funds to the new Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative. The group brings together scientists and educators from all eight states in the Great Lakes basin.. Listening to fish farmers is the first-year focus, said Amy Schrank, a fisheries and aquaculture extension educator from Minnesota Sea Grant who leads the project. The goal is to identify common challenges that might lead to solutions and further research.. Dispelling the myths that aquaculture threatens the fishing industry ...
The Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking pre-proposals for conservation projects to restore Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources and their habitats through its Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2009. This program provides federal grants on a competitive basis to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat in the Great Lakes basin. The projects are funded under authority of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006. Pre-proposals are due on January 23, 2009. More information about the program, the request for proposals and the pre-proposal form can be obtained from: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries/glfwra-grants.html . Please distribute this announcement to your partners in the Great Lakes. Contact Rick Westerhof if you have questions about the pre-proposal process. Rick can be reached at 231-584-3553 or at ...
The Lake Basin fault zone consists mainly of en echelon NE-striking normal faults that have been interpreted to be surface expressions of left-lateral movement along a basement wrench fault. Information gathered from recent field mapping of coal beds and from shallow, closely-spaced drill holes resulted in detailed coal bed correlations, which revealed another linear zone of en echelon faulting directly on the extended trend of the Lake Basin fault zone. This faulted area, referred to as the Sarpy Creek area, is located 48 km E of Hardin, Montana. It is about 16 km long, 13 km wide, and contains 21 en echelon normal faults that have an average strike of N 63oE. We therefore extend the Lake Basin fault zone 32 km farther SE than previously mapped to include the Sarpy Creek area. The Ash Creek oil field, Wyoming, 97 km due S of the Sarpy Creek area, produces from...
President Yoweri Museveni has met the visiting leaders of the Great Lakes who have been in Kampala to attend the International Conference on the region.. President Museveni held talks with the leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr. Joseph Kabila, at State House, Entebbe with whom he discussed bilateral issues between the 2 ...
These sources were used to assist in developing avoidance measures and management guidelines for the Wisconsin DNR rare plant Web pages.. Adams, M. S. 1970. Adaptations of Aplectrum hyemale to the environment: effects of preconditioning temperature on net photosynthesis. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 97:219-224.. Barnes, B. V., and W. H. Wagner, Jr. 2004. Michigan trees: a guide to the trees of the Great Lakes region. Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.. Black, M. R., and E. J. Judziewicz. 2008. Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Wisconsin: Cornerston Press.. Case, F. W. Jr. 1987. Orchids of the western Great Lakes region. Revised edition. Cranbrook Institute of Science.. Chadde, S. W. 2011. Wetland plants of Wisconsin: A complete guide to the wetland and aquatic plants of the Badger State.. Cobb, B., E. Farnsworth, C. Lowe, and L. L. Foster. 2005. A field guide to ferns and their related familes: northeastern and central North America. 2nd ed. New York: Houghton and ...
In the mid-seventeenth century the Iroquois sought to expand their territory and monopolize the fur trade and the trade between European markets and the tribes of the western Great Lakes region. A series of brutal conflicts erupted between the Iroquois Confederation, (largely Mohawk), and the largely Algonquian-speaking tribes of the Great Lakes region. Known as the French and Iroquois Wars, or "Beaver Wars," they were of extreme brutality and are considered one of the bloodiest series of conflicts in the history of North America. The resultant enlargement of Iroquois territory realigned the tribal geography of North America, destroying several large tribal confederacies-including the Hurons, Neutrals, Eries, and Susquehannocks-and pushing other eastern tribes west of the Mississippi River. Both Algonquian and Iroquoian societies were greatly disturbed by these wars. Attempting to avoid the battles, the Potawatomi moved northward into Wisconsin. The tribe adapted well, growing corn, gathering ...
The first meeting of the a forum for Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-making, Threats Mitigation and Sustainable Freshwater Services Managem...
The Canadian Forest Service promotes the sustainable development of Canadas forests and the competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector
Written by John OSullivan, special to Climate Change Fraud , 09 August 2010 600°F in Egg Harbor, WI? Yikes!UPDATE 8-10-2010: It would appear CoastWatch has removed the original image. Never fear, its shown here on the right. Please see authors addendum at end of article.. Global warming data apparently cooked by U.S. government-funded body shows astounding temperature fraud with increases averaging 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.. The tax-payer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has become mired in fresh global warming data scandal involving numbers for the Great Lakes region that substantially ramp up averages.. A beleaguered federal agency appears to be implicated in the most blatant and extreme case of climate data fraud yet seen. Official records have been confirmed as evidence that a handful of temperature records for the Great Lakes region have been hiked up by literally hundreds of degrees to substantially inflate the average temperature range for the ...
The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, in which the US and Canada agreed to restore and preserve the biolgoical, physical and chemical integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, was first signed in 1972. In 1987, a Protocol was signed by both governments which defined Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) as "geographic areas that fail to meet the general or specific objectives of the agreement where such failure has caused or is likely to cause impairment or beneficial use of the areas ability to support aquatic life." The U.S. and Canadian governments identified 43 such areas; 26 in the U.S., 12 in Canada and five shared between the U.S. and Canada on connecting river systems. The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, as amended via the 1987 protocol, directs the two federal governments to cooperate with state and provincial governments to develop and implement Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for each AOC. The Protocol also called for reports on restorative progress and for the International ...
An investigation of the occurrence of phosporus, other nutrients, and triazine herbicides in water samples from the Hillsdale Lake Basin in northeast Kansas was conducted from May 1994 through May 1995. Point-source and nonpoint-source contributions of these water-quality constituents were estimated by conducting synoptic sampling at 48 sites in the basin during five periods of low- flow conditions. Samples were collected for the determination of nutrients, including total phosphorus as phosphorus, dissolved orthophosphate as phosphorus, total nitrite plus nitrate as nitrogen, and total ammonia plus organic nitrogen as nitrogen, and for selected triazine herbicides. On the basis of criteria developed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Hillsdale Water-Quality Protection Project established a goal to maintain water quality in the tributaries of the Hillsdale Lake Basin at a mean annual low-flow total phosphorus concentration...
DISCLAIMER This report to the Science Advisory Board from the Workgroup on Ecosystem Health was carried out as part of Board activities related to the 1995-97 Priorities under Priority 1 -- Persistent Toxic Substances: Impact on Humans and Ecosystem Health. While the Commission supported this work, the specific conclusions and recommendations do not necessarily represent the views of the International Joint Commission, the Science Advisory Board or its workgroups. Workshop Rationale During the past 30 years, there has been a growing knowledge among epidemiologists and pediatricians of the occurrence of developmental effects on human fetuses and infants following exposure to toxic substances. Similarly, since the 1960s, wildlife biologists have reported observations of reproductive and developmental effects of toxic substances in populations of wildlife, particularly in the Great Lakes basin. Human health researchers, working in the Great Lakes basin, have reported subtle perinatal effects on ...
For each Area of Concern, the two federal governments, states and provinces develop Remedial Action Plans or RAPs that outline BUIs and their causes, actions needed to restore the area, agencies and organizations responsible for these actions and the timeline to complete them, criteria to measure that all BUIs have been restored, and when the area can be taken off the list. Using the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreements ecosystem approach is also mandated, which accounts for interrelationships among air, water, land and all living things and involves all users and responsible agencies in the areas management. The process to clean up Areas of Concern has proven difficult and expensive, and so far has spanned more than three decades. Seven areas have been delisted and two have been designated as in recovery. Both countries have committed billions of dollars and created extensive local and regional partnerships to develop and implement each Area of Concerns RAP. The 2012 agreement outlines a ...
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A Simon Fraser University fish-population statistician, working in collaboration with non-government organization scientists, has uncovered evidence of a potentially deadly virus in a freshwater sport fish in B.C.
Under the auspices of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration and its Habitat-Species Work Group, the Great Lakes Commission conducted nine one-day workshops across the Great Lakes region, one in each of the eight Great Lakes states and one dedicated to the tribal communities within the U.S. drainage basin to the lakes. These workshops were conducted ...
For over 50 years, UW-Superior has been a leader in advanced research on freshwater bodies like Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. From endangered species monitoring to beach and wetland management to aquatic toxicity testing, our faculty, staff, and students have been national leaders in studying and helping conserve these vital waters to benefit the people, industries, and resources of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.. Thats why this year we purchased the only land-based ballast water technology testing facility in the Great Lakes region, which is also one of only two such facilities in the United States, in an effort to further study ways to prevent the spread of invasive species through ballast water.. The facility will allow UW-Superiors Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI), founded in 1967, to deploy ballast water treatment strategies that demonstrate success in a laboratory environment on a larger scale using Great Lakes harbor water. It will provide tremendous new research ...
Mercury has been recognized as a neurotoxin that can accumulate in fish that might be consumed later by animals and humans. Beginning in the 1970s, numerous factors have resulted in reduced mercury releases in the Great Lakes Region including the Clean Water Act, Mercury Export Ban Act, sulfur and nitrous oxide controls, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule, and changes in energy production from coal to natural gas. However, the connection between the resultant reduced air emissions and fish tissue concentrations has been difficult to establish.. Currently (2019), there are fish consumption advisories for elevated concentrations of mercury in consumable fish from all five Great Lakes, yet natural resource managers in this region are hampered by a poor understanding of how mitigation of sources relates to bioaccumulation responses and effects, which hampers effective strategies to reduce exposure levels for fish and people who consume them.. Therefore, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists on ...
Rapidly escalating fossil fuel development is posing new threats to the Great Lakes region. Left unchecked, a surge in oil and gas development in the bi-national Great Lakes could reverse recent gains made in the basin, as well as threaten public safety and air and water quality. This post highlights concerns about the impacts of fossil fuel development in the Great Lakes and opportunities for funder collaboration in response.
Project Information. Exhuming the Rust Belt. CDFs are transitional landscapes. Every deposit of sediment brings a mix of seed, agricultural fertilizer, and biophysical remnants of an industrialized watershed, all of which support spontaneous, sometimes invasive, vegetation. A handful of active CDFs are networked into local industrial ecologies in order to provide material for road construction and landfill caps. As CDFs close, they are either incorporated into other types of infrastructure, such as airports and harbor facilities, or cultivated as wildlife preserves.. The 20 currently active CDFs in the Great Lakes region are more than 80% full, and a dredging backlog is accumulating. [1] Harbors on Lake Erie, situated in the heart of the American Rust Belt, are approaching a point of crisis. CDFs at Toledo, Cleveland, and Lorain Harbor have less than five years capacity remaining and among the highest demand for disposal in the Great Lakes. Pointe Mouillée, located at the mouth of the Rouge ...
Birds of Coastal Michigan More than 140 species of birds depend on Michigans coastal habitat during their life cycle. Coastal wetlands, beaches, sand dunes and remote islands provide food and shelter for both resident and migratory species. Waterfowl such as Canvasback and Scaup are among the many species that use coastal wetlands as stopover sites to rest and refuel. Shorebirds including the endangered piping plover fly thousands of miles to nest on undisturbed beaches and remote Great Lakes islands. Because of their use of the coastal lands, there are thousands of great locations to see both resident and migratory bird species throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes region. State parks, national parks, wildlife refuges and sanctuaries throughout the state all provide good bird-watching opportunities. Some sites along Michigans Great Lakes shoreline are even considered birding hotspots due to the number of species that pass through each spring and fall. Explore the All About Birds (The Cornell Lab
Birds of Coastal Michigan More than 140 species of birds depend on Michigans coastal habitat during their life cycle. Coastal wetlands, beaches, sand dunes and remote islands provide food and shelter for both resident and migratory species. Waterfowl such as Canvasback and Scaup are among the many species that use coastal wetlands as stopover sites to rest and refuel. Shorebirds including the endangered piping plover fly thousands of miles to nest on undisturbed beaches and remote Great Lakes islands. Because of their use of the coastal lands, there are thousands of great locations to see both resident and migratory bird species throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes region. State parks, national parks, wildlife refuges and sanctuaries throughout the state all provide good bird-watching opportunities. Some sites along Michigans Great Lakes shoreline are even considered birding hotspots due to the number of species that pass through each spring and fall. Explore the All About Birds (The Cornell Lab
King Bio Homeopathic Allergy 2 Regional Mix Great Lakes U.S. is a natural allergy formula that helps promote relief from allergies in the Great Lakes region.
Freshwater snorkeling is opening a window on Tennessees river biodiversity. Could a similar effort in the Great Lakes region build a consitutency for
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 14, 2008 (ENS) - For Earth Day 2008, the U.S. EPA Great Lakes region invites public help to collect at least one…
The State of Michigan is located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is a French adaptation of the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning \large water\ or \large
Although NOAA is known for its work in marine habitats, the agency has resource management, stewardship, research, and monitoring responsibilities for many freshwater ecosystems. NOAA satellites monitor the water supply for the planet, mapping snow and ice fields and providing predictions of where, when, and in what volume water for drinking and agriculture will be available. River level forecasts are a key component of the agencys mission to protect life and property as well as manage navigability of waterways. Monitoring and managing the freshwater habitats of anadromous fish like the Pacific salmon in partnership with local agencies is another key role in freshwater environments. NOAAs presence in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. represents one of the largest agency operations dealing with freshwater. Great Lake coastal zone issues, historic and ecosystem sanctuaries, freshwater estuaries, environmental monitoring, and fishery management research are all part of NOAAs operations. ...
Please join us for a brown bag discussion of graduate student Tovar Cerullis research. His talk is titled "Hunting, Wolves, and Words: A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Discourses Concerning the Gray Wolf in the Western Great Lakes Region." The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 31, at noon in the Communication "Hub," located on the third floor of the Integrative Learning Center.. ...
Canadian gray wolves are by all accounts thriving in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes region, but getting the wolfs removal from the Endangered Species List wont be easy.
A full-length parka, seal skin boots and a muskrat hat may feel like what you need to stay warm during your first Canadian winter. But unless youre one of the few people living in the far northern reaches of the country - youll be over prepared and a little too warm.. Separating myth, humour and fact can be tricky for newcomers when it comes to Canadian weather. While it is true that arctic regions of Canada are amongst the coldest in the world, most people live in temperate climates - where winters are cold but summers are hot. For example, it is not unusual for areas of Ontario and Quebec to have weather reaching -35°C (-31°F) in January or February, but come July and August, temperatures can soar above 35°C (95°F).. In the Great Lakes region (which includes the cities of Toronto and Hamilton), the weather is moderated by the lakes and temperatures remain relatively consistent - with average overnight low temperatures of -6°C (21°F) in January and February and average daily high ...
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work ...
SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... Through Saturday... Digging N-stream energy out of the Arctic reaches of Canada, capturing and stretching energy out of a sweeping H5 trof axis into the W CONUS, parent surface low continues to deepen across the N Great Lakes region into the St. Lawrence River Valley down to around 990 mb up against high pressure over the SE CONUS up to 1030 mb. A tightening pressure gradient emerges along with a subsequent jet streak, a gradient wind threat exists around the Saturday morning timeframe. H925 westerly winds 45 to 55 mph, the height of which is around Saturday morning. Accompanying stout inversion, strengthening, with pronounced warming through the H8-9 layer. Limitations on the potential mix down of faster momentum to the surface, however, if the boundary layer is able to mix up to H95 / 1200 feet agl, then there is the possibility of getting wind gusts up around 40 to 45 mph. However, considering the cold, icy ocean, and snow pack ...
Butlers garter snakes are a species common to the Great Lakes region, Ontario, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. In terms of general characteristics, the black Butlers garter snakes are virtually...
Iodine became a salt additive in 1924, when it was apparent that an iodine-poor diet led to goiter development. The Great Lakes region of the United States was known as the goiter belt and in 1930, it was estimated that 40% of Michigan`s population suffered from this thyroid condition. Today, iodine is available in sea vegetables, especially kelp, so it is doubtful that an iodine deficiency will occur if sea salt is chosen over table salt. Some other edible sea vegetables include nori, a dark purple or blackish leaf that is popular for sushi rolls. It turns a green color when toasted. Arame and hijiki are wiry-looking and resemble pasta noodles. Hijiki is black with a strong flavor; arame is lacy and mild. Its flavor can be described as almost sweet. Kombu and wakame are kelp-like sea vegetables that can be used to flavor soups such as miso. More ordinary vegetables like navy beans, spinach and potato skins will also provide iodine ...
The Freshwater Summit is an annual conference of environmental professionals and concerned citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region. Guest speakers will discuss climate change, invasive species, water levels, and economic impacts. Local experts will also cover ongoing research and restoration projects from the Grand Traverse region, including stormwater management, groundwater evaluations, Schoolship monitoring, and the Boardman River Dams Ecosystem Restoration Project. For more information and agenda details visit www.gtbay.org ...
New research has found that human antidepressant medications are accumulating in the brains of fish in the Great Lakes region. Earlier research indicates the drugs could be making fish antisocial...
This dataset was compiled as an attempt to understand how natural resource managers and research ecologists in the Great Lakes region integrate the ecosystem services (ES) paradigm into their work. The following text is the adapted abstract from a thesis associated with this data. Ecosystem services, or the benefits people obtain from ecosystems, have gained much momentum in natural resource management in recent decades as a relatively comprehensive approach to provide quantitative tools for improving decision-making and policy design. However, to date we know little about whether and how natural resource practitioners, from natural resource managers to research ecologists (hereafter managers and ecologists respectively), have adopted the ES paradigm into their respective work. Here, we addressed this knowledge gap by asking managers and ecologists about whether and how they have adopted the ES paradigm into their respective work. First, we surveyed federal, state, provincial and tribal managers ...
Gyromitra esculenta, one of several species of fungi known as false morels, is an ascomycete fungus from the genus Gyromitra, widely distributed across Europe and North America. It normally sprouts in sandy soils under coniferous trees in spring and early summer. The fruiting body, or mushroom, is an irregular brain-shaped cap dark brown in colour which can reach 10 cm high and 15 cm wide, perched on a stout white stipe up to 6 cm (2.4 in) high. Although potentially fatal if eaten raw, Gyromitra esculenta is a popular delicacy in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the upper Great Lakes region of North America. Although popular in some districts of the eastern Pyrenees, it is prohibited from sale to the public in Spain. It may be sold fresh in Finland, but it must be accompanied by warnings and instructions on correct preparation. It is eaten in omelettes, soups, or sautéed in Finnish cuisine. Although it is still commonly parboiled ...
Welcome to Minnesota. I am from Wisconsin and love visiting this part of our country at this time of the year, as I was born in October and love autumn. This is where my roots are, and I always seem to get more in tune to my senses when I spend time in our Midwest area, which rejuvenates me. I have lived on the West coast since 1982, and at times, truly miss the caring and loving community of the Great Lakes region. So, I want to specially thank our Minnesota Chapter for hosting all of us in their great state. As we open this session, I want to ask that you please remember to turn off your cell phones and pagers or turn them on vibrate. Thank you.. I am honored and pleased to be speaking to you today as your association president.. Our Convention theme is the same as my focus as president - balance. This word balance appears often in so much of the press, political comments, music and commercials. Many of our clients express they need more balance in their lives, no matter what their age. ...
My research interests lie in the interaction of European peoples with native peoples in North America. My research has focussed on a number of issues including imperial warfare and the impact that long-term clashes between imperial powers had on both native and settler populations.. I view early American history in many ways as an extension of British history and I do not limit my study to the current United States, but also include Canada and the West Indies.. My early work focused on the impact of the Seven Years War in Virginia and Pennsylvania. My current research looks more broadly at the development of imperial relations in the mid-eighteenth century and in particular the relationship between Native Americans, Anglo-American settlers and the British Army in the mid-west and Great Lakes region.. Current Long-Term Project. I am currently completing a major research project funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council examining law, manhood, and violence in the backcountry from ...
Northern panicgrass is rare in Iowa, where it is occasionally found in prairies and wet meadows, often in sandy spots, in the northeastern corner of the state. In North America, this species occurs from Newfoundland and Ontario to New York, Vermont, and west across the Great Lakes region to Minnesota and Iowa. Like other species of Dichanthelium, northern panicgrass is characterized by two distinct blooming periods. The conspicuous primary flowering heads are terminal to the culms and are produced from May into June, early in the season. Later on, usually from late June into October, the plants branch, sometimes profusely, to produce small secondary flowering heads in the leaf axils. The primary flowering heads usually have a lower seed set than the secondary ones, which have flowers that remain closed and are self-pollinated.. Northern panicgrass is distinguished by its delicate culms (no more than 1 mm thick) with smooth nodes and relatively small, hairy spikelets (1.7-2.1 mm long). Northern ...
The American Tunis or Tunis is an endangered American breed of fat-tailed sheep. It derives from Tunisian Barbarin sheep imported to the United States from Tunisia in 1799. It is raised primarily for meat. In 1799, the Bey of Tunis, Hammuda ibn Ali, sent ten Tunisian Barbarin sheep as a gift to George Washington.:155 Two reached the Belmont estate of Richard Peters in Pennsylvania. Peters lent his Tunis rams for breeding and the breed gradually spread. It was much written about, and is documented in the writings of several noted figures of the time, among them John Adams, George Washington Custis and Thomas Jefferson, and later Charles Roundtree, who in the early twentieth century was secretary of the American Tunis Sheep Breeders Association.:10 The Tunis became the principal meat breed of the Mid-Atlantic and Upper South regions, but virtually disappeared during the American Civil War. After the Civil War, the Tunis was raised mostly in New England and in the Great Lakes region. In the late ...
My research focuses on geologic mapping of sediments deposited and landforms created during the Pleistocene epoch (2.6 million - 11,700 years ago), the most recent time that episodes of global cooling, or ice ages, took place. Much of the worlds temperate zones were alternately covered by glaciers during cool periods and uncovered during the warmer interglacial periods when the glaciers retreated.. I utilize field mapping, exploratory drilling and coring, geophysical methods and age dating (geochronology) to better understanding of three-dimensional geologic frameworks of glacial deposits and reconstruct former positions and locations of glaciers in New York State. It is my long term research goal to provide better understanding and resolution of glacial stratigraphy and glacial chronology in New York State and the Great Lakes Region.. My work directing the geologic mapping program in the State Museum and Quaternary research helps to address societal and land use issues for example geologic ...
My research focuses on geologic mapping of sediments deposited and landforms created during the Pleistocene epoch (2.6 million - 11,700 years ago), the most recent time that episodes of global cooling, or ice ages, took place. Much of the worlds temperate zones were alternately covered by glaciers during cool periods and uncovered during the warmer interglacial periods when the glaciers retreated.. I utilize field mapping, exploratory drilling and coring, geophysical methods and age dating (geochronology) to better understanding of three-dimensional geologic frameworks of glacial deposits and reconstruct former positions and locations of glaciers in New York State. It is my long term research goal to provide better understanding and resolution of glacial stratigraphy and glacial chronology in New York State and the Great Lakes Region.. My work directing the geologic mapping program in the State Museum and Quaternary research helps to address societal and land use issues for example geologic ...
A migratory bird, the American Woodcocks primary breeding range is southeastern Canada, Maine and the Great Lakes region, dropping down as far as central West Virginia. The woodcocks wintering range includes all the southeastern states as well as Arkansas and Texas.. About the size of a robin, the woodcocks long, thin bill is used to probe rich soils for earthworms which make up about 60% of their diet, with numerous other insects providing the rest. Their dietary requirements, in part, determine their habitat needs of dense, moist young forestland, preferably along field edges that provide cover as well as the singing grounds for the males to perform their flight song and ground display to attract females. Males may mate with several females and play no role in incubation or rearing of juveniles. The female lays her clutch of four eggs in a slight depression on the ground among dead leaves. The incubation period is 19 - 22 days with eggs hatching from early April until mid-June. The chicks ...
May 2013. Banana-based production systems in the Great Lakes Region are central to many livelihood systems, they are a staple food and contribute to national economies. Providing a rich source of vitamins and minerals and more than half of the daily calorie intake, they make an imperative contribution to food and nutrition security for millions of people.. Banana sales are often used to fund schooling and health expenditures and serve as a bank repository, enabling rural poor to contribute to social and community functions. Grown in association with other crops, they help to prevent soil erosion in fragile ecosystems while demanding less farm labour which is important for people living with HIV.. ...