Sound recordings cited in "Audio Textual: Modernism, Sound Recordings, and Networks of Reception", a dissertation submitted by Brandon Walsh in November 2015 to the UVA English department. The dissertation is available at https://doi.org/10.18130/V3R27G
Over the past two decades, severe mounta in pine beetle (MPB) outbreaks have affected several million hectares of forest in western North America. The extensive ecological and economic damage caused by widespread insect infestations make understanding the development and spread of MPB outbreaks critical. This study uses a time series of Landsat5 TM and Landsat7 ETM + images to map the spread of mortality due to MPB infestation in Arapaho–Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, between 2003 and 2010. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and change in the Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI) were used to classify red attack and non-red attack stands based on a maximum likelihood algorithm with manually selected training classes. The classification was validated by comparison with independent interpretations of aerial photography and high-resolution satellite imagery. The classification had good agreement (84.5–90.5% total accuracy). Cluster analysis for time series showed infestations originating in several different locations on the landscape early in the time series and subsequent infestations likely represent a combination of dispersal from outbreak populations and independent population growth. Analysis using conditional inference trees suggested that a combination of forest composition, topography, and dispersal predicted the distribution of MPB infestation on the landscape and that the importance of these variables changed as the outbreak developed. In early years, red attack was associated with forest and topographic characteristics known to influence susceptibility to MPB. Over time, beetle pressure became an increasingly important predictor of red attack, but in later years host tree availability played an important role in outbreak spread. If this pattern occurs consistently in MPB outbreaks, knowledge of these patterns could aid managers in targeting their efforts to reduce damage resulting from MPB outbreaks.
39,264 IDs for tweets related to the Charlottesville KKK rally on July 8, 2017. These tweet IDs matched a search for 'Charlottesville KKK OR #charlottesvilleKKK OR #blocKKK or #blocKKKparty'.
These tweet IDs were collected with the twarc command line tool from Documenting the Now. Using twarc's hydrate command, researchers can retrieve the full content of those tweets—with additional metadata provided by Twitter's API—provided the tweets still exist.
Contributors:Kahler, David M., Catherine F. Reynolds
This is a Google Earth file with additional geographic information for the randomized controlled study on the effect of ceramic water filter and silver-impregnated porous ceramic water treatment (MadiDrop) on child health.
This is a part of a study reported in a manuscript by: Joshua N. Edokpayi, Elizabeth T. Rogawski, David M. Kahler, Courtney Hill, Catherine Reynolds, Emanuel Nyathi, James A. Smith, John O. Odiyo, Amidou Samie, Pascal Bessong, Rebecca Dillingham.
The authors acknowledge the tireless work of the community field workers who installed interventions and collected all of the survey data. The authors also acknowledge A. Gaylord, N. Khuliso, S. Mammburu, K. McCain and E. Stinger, who performed much of the water quality analysis and T. Singh, who supported the laboratory analysis for inorganic materials.
Working from a sample of all consumer class actions filed in the Northern District of Illinois over the period 2010-2012 (totaling 510), this project reports and analyzes data on class actions under four federal consumer protection statutes, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Contributors:Wilbur, Henry, Church, Don, Bailey, Larissa, Hines, James, Kendall, Bill
These data are individual capture histories of tiger salamanders captured during a five year study of population dynamics and movements between elements of a metapopulation in Augusta County, Virginia. These data are the foundation of a publication by Don Church et al in ECOLOGY 2007.
As humanities scholars increasingly recognize the value of public engagement, and as the proportion of tenure-track faculty positions available to new graduates continues to decline, many humanities programs are focusing renewed attention on equipping graduate students for careers as scholars both within and beyond academe. To support those efforts, the Scholarly Communication Institute has carried out a study investigating perceptions about career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The survey results help to create a more solid foundation on which to base curricular reform and new initiatives by moving the conversation about varied career paths from anecdote to data.
The study consisted of two main phases: one public, one confidential. The first phase involved creating an exploratory public database of self-identified alternative academic practitioners. The database was built within the framework of the #Alt-Academy project (http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/) in order to leverage the energy of existing conversations. The second phase comprised two confidential surveys. The primary survey targeted people with advanced humanities degrees who self-identify as working in alternative academic careers, while a second targeted employers that oversee employees with advanced humanities degrees. Because we were working with a somewhat nebulous population, our subsequent distribution focused on “opt-in” strategies—especially social media, listervs, and traditional media coverage. While this method has limitations, we hoped to learn something not only from the content of the responses, but from the number and type of respondents.
The data obtained through this study represents an important step towards identifying and understanding the career preparation needs of humanities graduate students by examining particular issues facing the increasingly visible and vocal population of humanities graduates in alternative academic careers. Equipping graduate students with the skills and literacies needed for 21st century scholarly work—from technical fluency to an understanding of organizational structures—is critical to ensuring continued rigorous and creative research, scholarship, and teaching.