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Distribution and Population Dynamics of the Asian Cockroach (Blattella asahinia Mizukubo) in Southern Alabama and Georgia 

Snoddy, Edward (2007-05-15)
In 1986, a new species of cockroach, the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai Mizukubo, was introduced into Florida. The Asian cockroach is very similar in appearance to the German cockroach, B. germanica (L.), but differs ...

Distribution of encrusting foraminifera at Cat Island, Bahamas: Implications for foraminiferal assemblages in the geologic record 

Smith, Christopher (2015-06-05)
Benthic foraminifera that are cemented by calcium carbonate or are otherwise firmly fixed to hard surfaces are commonly known as encrusting foraminifera. Very few studies focus on the use of encrusting foraminifera as ...

Distribution of encrusting foraminifera at Mayaguana, Bahamas: Determining assemblage composition and relationship of test size and density to food availability 

Eubanks, Eric (2018-08-01)
Benthic foraminifera that are cemented by calcium carbonate or are otherwise firmly fixed to hard surfaces are known as encrusting or attached foraminifera. Relatively few actualistic studies focus on the use of encrusting ...

The Distribution of Phosphorus Pools in Alabama Soil Regions and their Variation with Soil Depth 

Kaur, Gagandeep (2022-05-16)
The poultry industry in Alabama is the state's second-largest agriculture industry generating approximately 1.25 million tons of poultry litter (PL) annually and containing 19,000 tons of phosphorus (P). The PL has a typical ...

Distribution, abundance, and population characteristics of shoal bass in tributaries of the Chattahoochee River, Alabama 

Stormer, David (2007-12-15)
The shoal bass Micropterus cataractae is the most recently described black bass species and in east-central Alabama, this fish only occurs in streams that flow into the Chattahoochee River. Recently, shoal bass were listed ...

Distribution, Relative Abundance, and Habitat Association of Tallapoosa Bass Micropterus tallapoosae in the Tallapoosa River Drainage, Alabama. 

Thompson, Nathan (2021-07-16)
The diversity of freshwater fishes and black bass Micropterus spp. in the United States are concentrated in the southeastern region. Dams, anthropogenic land use, fragmentation, invasive species and other factors are ...

Distribution, Relative Abundance, and Habitat Associations of Warrior Bass in the Black Warrior Watershed, Alabama 

Young, Amber (2022-07-26)
Single season occupancy and zero inflated poisson models were used to identify relationships between Warrior Bass Micropterus warriorensis occurrence, relative abundance, and multiscale habitat factors. Warrior Bass ...

A Distribution-Free Control Chart for Retrospective Location Analysis of Subgrouped Multivariate Data 

Bell, Richard C., Jr. (2011-09-08)
In multivariate quality control, a proper Phase I analysis is essential to the success of Phase II monitoring. Even self-starting methods, which seek to minimize the Phase I process, usually recommend a single retrospective ...

Distributions, Movements, and Arboviral Dynamics of Invasive Aedes spp. Mosquitoes in US Gulf States 

McKenzie, Benjamin (2020-07-15)
The Gulf Coast of the United States is a region at high risk for the introduction and establishment of several mosquito-borne pathogens of high concern, including Zika virus, dengue virus and chikungunya virus. The Gulf ...

District Middle Space Leadership in K-12 School Systems: The Experiences of African American Women 

Williams Dowell, Tessie (2021-12-05)
This qualitative study examined African American women as novice, veteran, and former district middle space leaders in K-12 school systems. The current research on African American women in district middle space leadership ...

Disturbance in the anchialine ecosystem: ramifications for ecology and physiology 

Havird, Justin (2014-04-07)
Habitats in the anchialine ecosystem are defined as coastal ponds, pools, and caves that lack surface connections to the open ocean, but possess both seawater and freshwater influences due to subterranean connections to ...

Diurnal Patterns of Ovipositional Activity of Pseudacteon tricuspis and Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) in Alabama and Host Location Behavior of Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) in AlabamaT 

Bertagnolli, Vicky (2016-08-05)
There are more than 20 species of Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in their native South America. In South America, several Pseudacteon species coexist and ...

Diversification of plant-feeding insects: using informatics to explore the effects of natural enemy interactions 

Garcia Morales, Mayrolin (2016-05-05)
The aim of my thesis research was to gain a deeper understanding of the species diversity of plant-feeding insects. I pursued that aim with two complementary projects. In the first, I developed a web application to manage ...

Diversity and Conservation of the Southern Cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus 

Hart, Pamela (2016-07-29)
The Southern Cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus, is one of the most fascinating stygobionts of the Amblyopsidae due to undescribed diversity within it. I investigated aspects of morphological and molecular diversity for ...

Diversity and evolution of annelids with emphasis on Spionidae 

Bogantes, Viktoria (2020-06-01)
Annelida is a diverse phylum with over 21,000 species described that occupy a variety of environments including marine, terrestrial, and fresh water. This group includes earthworms, leeches, and marine segmented worms. ...

Diversity in the Executive Suite: A Longitudinal Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Top Management Team Heterogeneity 

DeBode, Jason (2014-08-01)
This dissertation takes an evolutionary approach toward Top Management Team (TMT) heterogeneity by examining its antecedents (i.e., CEO characteristics) and outcomes (i.e., firm performance, TMT turnover) as well as several ...

The diversity of oomycetes associated with cotton seedlings in Alabama and the assembly of the spermosphere microbiome of cotton and soybean 

Olofintila, Oluwakemisola (2022-11-21)
Cotton and soybean are major crops in the US grown for fiber and protein. Fungal and oomycete pathogens can affect cotton and soybean seedlings resulting in seed and seedling damping-off. Many different oomycete species ...

Diving tourism on coral reefs in Florida: Variation in recreational diver behavior and impacts on reef corals 

Krieger, Joseph (2012-04-06)
Ecotourism often is promoted as an ecologically-friendly use of natural resources, however if not managed carefully, can cause negative impacts to ecosystems. In the Florida Keys, minimal government involvement in regulating ...

DNA Barcoding and Related Molecular Markers for Fish Species Authentication, Phylogenetic Assessment and Population Studies 

Wong, Li Lian (2011-12-05)
This study highlighted the usage of molecular genetic markers in fish species and population level studies to address food safety and ecological issues. Species level study was constructed based on the growing concern in ...

DNA barcoding of medically important mosquitoes and molecular detection of Rickettsia felis in the mosquitoes and the blood of domestic dogs and cats 

Hoque, Md Monirul (2021-08-02)
Rickettsia felis, an obligate intracellular bacterium, is the causative agent of human flea-borne spotted fever. The recent surge of reports of this disease has raised the concern of a near-future outbreak as the list of ...