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  • Dung beetle assemblages within Amazonian selectively logged forests
    This dataset results from the MSc research in Applied Ecology, entitled "Selective logging in Amazonian forests: post-logging recovery in dung beetle communities", by Filipe França at the Federal University of Lavras. It includes data on [1] dung beetle species richness, abundances and biomass; [2] dung beetle-mediated ecological processes of dung removal, seed dispersal and soil bioturbation; and [3] environmental conditions related to canopy openness, soil texture (sand, silt and clay content), and disturbance intensity (number of trees and volume of timber removed). Datasets were surveyed using a space-for-time experimental design, between January and March 2010, across 49 10-ha logging management units distributed along a gradient of selective logging intensities within two areas (Bituba and Gueti) in the Jari region of the Brazilian Amazon, state of Pará. Surveyed areas had different times since logging: Bituba was managed in 2005 and Gueti in 2009, with logging intensities varying between 0-76 and 0-55 trees removed, and 0-643 and 0-669 timber volume (m3/10ha), respectively. We followed the harvest operational plans of the timber concession, which adopts 250×400m logging management units, to establish six sampling points spaced 100m apart in a 2×3 rectangular grid and around 75 m from the unit edges. We sampled dung beetles using baited pitfall traps (40g of dung; 19 cm width, 11 cm depth; 1 trap/sampling point, 6 traps/unit). We surveyed ecological processes using two 1-m diameter mesocosm arenas placed at the middle sampling points of the rectangular grid 24h before installing pitfall traps. Each arena was a circular plot delimited by a 15-cm high nylon net fence (area of ~0.79m2) and received a single 200-g experimental dung deposit mixed with seed mimics of three sizes: 10 large (15.5-mm diameter), 20 medium (8.6-mm) and 50 small (3.5-mm). All dung used had a 4:1 pig to human ratio to increase attractiveness and allow enough baits to carry out all field experiments. After 24h of exposure, we weighted the remaining dung and the loose soil found above the soil surface (if present) to assess rates of dung removal and soil bioturbation. Rates of seed dispersal are based on the difference between total seed mimics placed in each dung deposit and the number of seed mimics found in the remaining dung (when present). At each sampling point, we took a (1) soil sample (up to 10cm depth) and (2) hemispherical photograph using a Nikon FC-E8 fisheye lens attached to a Nikon D40 camera levelled ∼1.20m from the ground. We formed a composite soil sample to represent the soil granulometry (clay, silt, fine sand, and coarse sand; g/Kg) within each sample unit, which was analysed in the soil laboratory of Jari Celulose S.A. We used the Gap Analyser software to estimate the canopy openness (%), which represents the total open area of the hemispherical photographs. For further details, please see related links and 'README' in the attached spreadsheet.
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  • Dataset on Composite Risers for Deep Water Application
    The local design of composite riser for deep water application has been carried out using ANSYS ACP for six design load cases and the model validated. Different materials used in the design of the composite riser, stacking sequence, orientation angles and the liner materials. Application of netting theory and optimization carried out with different categories were presented both in the research paper and in the dataset from the MATLAB code. For further interpretation of the data presented in this article, please see the research article ‘Composite Risers for Deep Waters Using a Numerical Modelling Approach - Amaechi Chiemela Victor, Gillett Nathaniel, Odijie Agbomerie Charles, Hou Xiaonan, Ye Jianqiao; Composite Structures, 2018’ [1].
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  • Composite CLT theory MATLAB codes
    Herein is the attachment which is a MATLAB code used to calculate the effective moduli of the composite riser, using 3D and CLT theories. It can be developed upon as the authors also have different versions of this MatLab Code for estimating the Factor of Safety in our designs. NOTE: Double check that you have the right properties, because it was developed using an older version of Matlab and not been used recently, so please check. The code was modified and not originally developed by the authors. Also, the codes are based on existing composite theories.
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  • Data for: Self-object relationships in consumers' spontaneous metaphors of anthropomorphism, zoomorphism and dehumanization
    Previous research discussed how consumers form relationships with their possessions and pursue identity goals such as approaching desired selves and self-augmentation or avoiding undesired selves and self-diminishment . However, previous research has left a gap in our understanding of consumers’ self-object relationships by neglecting to explore firstly consumers’ different attachment styles to their possessions and goods; and secondly conflicts and transitions between self-augmentation and self-diminishment in consumer-object relationships. As people use metaphors to express the self and describe their relationships and as consumers form relationships with brands because they have a tendency to anthropomorphize brands, consumers’ spontaneous metaphors of anthropomorphism, zoomorphism and dehumanization (AZD) in consumption have the potential to offer insights into consumers’ self-object relationships. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of humanlike physical or mental characteristics, emotions and intentions to inanimate objects or animals; zoomorphism the attribution of animal traits to objects or humans; dehumanization the attribution of animal or object traits to oneself or others. Hence our research question is ‘How do consumers relate to possessions and consumption goods and pursue identity goals through spontaneous AZD metaphors in consumption?’ Whereas previous studies primed and prompted AZD by focusing on consumers’ reactions to marketers’ AZD, we examined AZD metaphors which emerged spontaneously from our conversations with consumers in this phenomenological study. We identify 4 patterns that show how different attachment styles to consumer goods were combined with different types of AZD metaphors to provide different emotional benefits relating to identity goals. In addition, the paper contributes to understanding how consumers employ AZD as self-therapeutic metaphors to cope with unwanted feelings like guilt and ambivalence within identity conflicts, to approach and to feel closer to desired selves, to experience self-augmentation, and to cope with undesired selves and with self-diminishment in consumption. Moreover, in contrast to earlier research, we found that anthropomorphism can occur in relation to secure social affiliations and in order to protect interpersonal relationships and that consumers who are experiencing financial difficulties and may feel they are low in power also anthropomorphize their possessions to experience emotional benefits and they often experience their anthropomorphized possessions as desirable and not aversive. In contrast to earlier research, we also found that consumers with anthropomorphic beliefs about objects may want to replace these objects. Finally, extending earlier research, we found that anthropomorphism can moderate guilt in consumption directly through the explicit delegation of responsibility to the product and indirectly by helping to reason that possessions are worthy of love and care.
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  • Data for: Tracing interaction between hydrocarbon and groundwater systems with isotope signatures preserved in the Anyue gas field, central Sichuan Basin, China
    Noble gas and stable isotope data from Anyue gas field, China
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  • Data for: Toward A Nuanced and Targeted Fire Prevention Policy: Insight from Psychology
    These supplementary materials consist of response data that were used in the study and dummy questionnaire that was revised after being piloted.
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  • Data for: Studying disruptive events: innovations in behaviour, opportunities for lower carbon transport policy?
    This is data pertaining to a study of travel disruptions in the UK
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  • Data for: Magma flow pattern of the 1.78 Ga dyke swarm of the North China Craton during the initial assembly of the Supercontinent Nuna/Columbia: Constraints from rock magnetic and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies
    AMS results from the 1.78 Ga dykes in the North China craton in this study
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  • Study of the availability of nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus in a blend of agro-industrial digestate and wood ashes under different acidification conditions
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  • All data for "Osmolality as a novel mechanism explaining diet effects on the outcome of infection with a blood parasite" paper in CB
    All data for "Osmolality as a novel mechanism explaining diet effects on the outcome of infection with a blood parasite" paper in Current Biology 2020
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