Questions related to Florida
I need more information about sherd analysis that belongs to the St. Johns Series, the spiculae sponge resources origin in Florida, the possibility of establishing a comparative analysis of these temper components in St Johns pottery samples from North Florida with South Florida, and the possible connection with other different geographic areas in the US.
Two weeks ago I found a peculiar crab in the intertidal zone in SW Florida. when found, the crab was not utilizing a shell. It was similar shaped to porcelain crabs found in our area, but with smaller claws (red tipped) and the 5th perepod was flipped up on the dorsal size of the carapace. The eyes were also uniquely positioned on the ventral side of the animal. Upon collection, the crab was observed carrying a cockle shell half. It fit particularly snug in this shell, which leads me to believe this is a commonly used shell for this species. Any assistance on identification and/or resources would be appreciated.
In the today newspapers we have found the next interesting news:
'A meteor was seen in the sky across the Florida Keys,’ NWS Key' West tweeted Friday afternoon amid mounting questions from locals who saw the smoking object fly overhead. It appears that a meteorite impact occurred in western Cuba, near the town of Viñales, Pinar del Río, earlier this afternoon.’ The impact occurred at around 1:20 p.m. local time.'
Such a way it seems that the accretion theory was hit by this meteorite… Without any important microscopically examination my opinion is that the meteorite fallen to Cuba has a volcanic origin (seems like volcanic breccia) and formed onto pre-existed planet!
First three pictures: meteorite fallen onto Cuba ...
I was running a clonal analysis on a rare plant species endemic to Florida.. Initial results showed high levels of clonality within the samples collected for clonal analysis. We wanted to see how common clonality is by extending the study to the other population samples collected.
I got the following error when running the distance matrix...
Error in bitwise.dist(Glight) :
min(ploidy(x)) == max(ploidy(x)) is not TRUE
When I googled this error I found that our data set has individuals with varying ploidies in your data and bitwise.dist().So it means different individuals within the same population have varying ploidy levels? I got this error with many of the populations.
I would like to hear suggestions and any Rcoding SNP data to show ploidy levels in a population.
I'm trying to download the CPCe software (Coral Point Count with Excel extensions) to analyze some images for my thesis but without success. I am always redirected to the NSU Florida website however, there is no download link available. Does anyone know how to help me?
Thanks a lot
I need to measure carrier concentration profile in phosphorus doped poly-crystalline silicon thin film. Is there any group who has the facility to perform ECV ( electrochemical capacitance voltage) profiling measurement, preferably in Florida or nearby?
I have recently developed a Maxent distribution model in R for a reptile endemic to Madagascar, using native-range presence-only data. The model performs well.
I have now projected this model onto Florida, where it identifies no suitable habitat. However, my focal taxon is well established in Florida. I did not use Florida presence data in the model because I wanted to check if the model would have a priori predicted the colonisation event.
I would like to recover quantified probability values for the known Florida occurrences; at the moment, I can see in general that the predicted probabilities in the colonised area are low, but I cannot quantify them. I can find the equivalent, quantitative values for my known Madagascar occurrences (because they were included in the model) in the model output (Training points) or using evaluate in 'dismo' (Validation points). Does anybody know of a method/package/function which I can use to find these values for my Florida points (currently just stored as a .csv).
I can share more technical details of the model if necessary; it is a fairly standard Bioclim/Maxent/presence-only data in R, using mainly 'dismo'.
We are looking for feral hemp seeds to use in our ongoing experiments on invasion risk of hemp in Florida (https://programs.ifas.ufl.edu/hemp/). There seems to be a lot of 'wild' populations in the Midwest, U.S., leftover from the industry in 1940s.
Any suggestion for sourcing/ collecting these seeds?
I plan on conducting the research using slow-release P fertilizers prepared by activating the dolomite phosphate rocks using organic acids. The research question is,
Is slow release fertilizer conducive for plant production?
To answer this question I need to study and quantify the release mechanism of it. What could be the best approach?
I plan on conducting Lab incubation / green house studies in the beginning followed by field works. What soil and plant measurements, (and how) I should take?
Greetings and Good day to all,
I am working through a project and was seeking information from anyone that has had experience using the South Florida Water Management DBHYDRO data platform.
Also if anyone has any information on comparison or analysis of salinities between wet_dry season and then how to graphically show the influence on natural salinity fluctuation/changes and then pinpoint where Freshwater inflow effect those level due to artificial actions like opening_closing levees.
My Gratitude and Thanks
I am interested in connecting with others engaged in documenting your work on this Census which is the first time it has ever been online. i work mainly with Florida immigrants and my preliminary work on our project points to a great deal of resistance to participating. Other research shows that Latino children are the largest undercounted group. This is not good for funding prevention programming and/or educational interventions. What are your experiences?
Colecté arañas en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta en dic-enero 1972-73, enero-marzo 1974 y marzo-mayo1975. Creo que tengo MUCHOS datos útiles, sobre todas las familias de arañas. Representan siete meses de trabajo de campo, colectando a mano y a veces con trampas, en 1) bosque semiárido de Ciénaga y del pie la la montaña (ca. Río Frío y cerca de Atanquez), 2) bosque subhúmido de montaña inferior, 3) bosque húmedo de montaña superior, 4) bosque de neblina (muy pocas colectas), 4) bosque sub-páramo, 6) páramo y 7) zona de piedras y nieve permanente. Los datos de colecta son bastante precisas. No tienen coordinadas, pero tienen altura sobre nivel del mar, y creo que con MUCHO trabajo voy a poder poner coordinadas exactas, y a la misma vez, corregir la asnm. Puedo indicar, con cierto grado de precisión, el límite inferior y superior (asnm) de cada especie de araña. Muchos de mis ejemplares fueron identificados por H.W.Levi, N.I.Platnick y otros expertos. Muchos de mis especímenes posiblemente se perdieron, aprox. 1984, por ahí, o si no se perdieron, probablemente están en el FSCA, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, Florida, USA. El punto es lo siguiente. Han pasado aprox. 45 años desde la época de mi estudio inédito - son 45 años de calentamiento global, y creo que si alguien puede repetir mi trabajo ahora, se podrá descubrir como el calentamiento global ha afectado la araneofauna de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta en los últimos 45 años.
We did "solid-IMRT" with them for some 10+ years because we liked the dose distributions better than with 1 cm MLCs. Dave Vassy
This is an interesting subject that we have carried out in detail with Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI).
Please communicate with me on (firstname.lastname@example.org) or using WhatsApp , Viber, or Messenger on +1941 284 9627 for more details if you are interested in cooperating with us.
Dr. Awad El Shamy
State College of Florida
Vrnice Campus, USA
Obviously you would be cited or perhaps listed as an author if you approve. My address is Max A. Nickerson, University of Florida / Florida Museum, P. O . Box 117800, 238A Dickinson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. My very best. MAN
US Army had to release contaminated (arsenic, pesticides, deadly red alg) waters of Lake Okeechobee (Florida, one of the most polluted fresh water lakes in the world) into other Florida rivers, polluting them and polluting Gulf or ocean waters on the long term. After Michael's flooding, that must have flood the lake with sewage and more industrial waste, there's no way to get current information about that global threat.
I'm looking at bat guano under the microscope from a cave in Florida (USA) that is full of bat guano and is known for giving cavers Histoplasmosis. Are the bead-like things in the attached photo Histo? Is it possible to see Histo in Brightfield without staining?
After analyzing sediment cores for the first time this year I am new to this sort of morphological taxonomy. My research is based on Florida lakes, in subtropical climate, most of the samples we've analyzed contain loamy to sandy soil, I've only rarely encountered clumps of clay. A lot of the entire macrofossils encountered have been seeds from families such as Amaranthaceae, Cyperaceae, Characeae, Juncaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Nymphaeaceae and more. If I use this discussion to post photos and descriptions of macrofossils found how do I 'up' my views or invite more botanists to participate?
Photo of a 'Large brown seed' l=~3 mm, w~2 mm; c.f. Nymphaea seed
At the time, the scientific name of Florida horse conch would have been Pleuroploca ? I suspect it was just a grant report, because I've searched extensively and cannot find it. I believe the method was isotope based.
I have been having trouble finding hourly Solar Radiation data for any land-based weather stations in northwest Florida. I have tried looking at the NOAA LCD data but they do not appear to have hourly solar radiation included. Does anybody know of potential sources of hourly solar radiation data for land-based stations? Does anybody know of any public organizations in Florida that may manage weather stations throughout the state?
I am preparing a paper that describes inter- and intra-specific behaviors as well as maintenance behaviors in the Florida Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor chapmani).
Sinkholes are more widespread than we think. I m interested to know where do they exist with as much and breif ides about their direct causes in your country. In mine , Jordan, they are proliferating in the Dead Sea area where they are causing lots of damage. Have a safe and nice day.
When the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Florida took place, the world was astounded by the articulate students who survived this attack. They all had been students in debate through much of their schooling. They were well-informed, they thought critically, and they could express and defend their points of view cogently and logically. These students stood out, in contrast to the average adult who is often poorly informed, thinks uncritically, and cannot present a cogent, articulate explanation of their point of view (if they have one). Debate, as an integral part of our curriculum in the social sciences, would serve the students and society well.
Looking for ideas for a topside-connected underwater video camera system to record seagrass occurrence data in a shallow bay in Florida, USA. Looking for an inexpensive (<$2000) system to record seagrass data during transects with a small (<30-ft) vessel in water 6 to 10 feet deep.
I have a new pole barn, with a closed tack room made of heavy plywood walls in North Florida. Many stable flies (5 to 50) are found on the walls, despite only one horse on this 5 acre pasture location. However there are neighbors with multiple horses and plus one with smaller livestock, and no biting fly control efforts anywhere. How would a permanent NZI trap help?
Now-a-days, freezing is very regular issue in Florida which is unexpected especially in Florida. I think it is an impact of global warming. I know two effective freeze protection methods in strawberry like using row covers and sprinkler irrigation. Is there any potential cost effective freeze protection method in strawberry? You can share your innovative ideas here.
Research I did back in grad school suggests that in the US and elsewhere, the meaning of Democracy varies considerably - see
Popular Definitions of Democracy from Uganda, Madagascar, and Florida, U.S.A.
If we were right, then general questions about democracy can lead to less than reliable and/or valid results
The comet assay has been in existence for many years, but the general protocol largely remains unchanged, despite it requiring numerous, time-consuming steps. We in the Oxidative Stress Group, at Florida International University, are very interested in learning about comet assay users’ experiences, and their thoughts on the protocol. Below is a link to a short questionnaire that we would be grateful if you would complete. All replies are entirely anonymous, but you will have the opportunity be entered into a prize draw for an Amazon voucher.
Feel free to distribute to other colleagues who may be interested.
I have observed trap avoidance while in the field trapping raccoons in Florida. But in my searches, I cannot find any papers mentioning such behavior.
The recent rash of torrential rainstorms across Bangalore and Mumbai, India/Florida, USA and indeed around the world has cast a bright spotlight on the serious problem of intensified flooding events. The injuries, fatalities, damage to homes and businesses, and the entire municipal infrastructure, are devastating. And given the reality of climate change, these flooding disasters will escalate… unless we take some proactive measures to mitigate the problem..