The Value of Open Space

submitted by: vputzolu

Illustrates my senior research project on how open spaces are valued and how quantifiable models can improve this process.

Importing an EML document into the Morpho editor

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

the Morpho ecological metadata editor does not recognize EML documents that are not created using Morpho. Here is a trick to make Morpho recognize EML documents that are created or edited outside Morpho: You need to place the document under the folder where Morpho keeps locally its EML documents, and you need to name your EML using a filename composed of two integers sepated by a dot

Converting List of Taxa from ITIS to the Ecological Metadata Language

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
Given a list of taxa names, create an Ecological Metadata Language (EML) compliant taxonomic classification that can be embedded in an EML metadata record. We use ITIS to create an SGML- fgdc/bdp compliant fragment, which can be converted directly into an EML fragment. To do so, you can replace the BDP tags by the EML counterparts, using any editor with a Find&Replace function, or using the Perl script provided as attached materials. These are the string replacements needed BDP...

Urgency For Inter-City Railway System In Southern California

submitted by: arkbleu

Southern California has always been a place planned 'for the automobile'. That is to say that that the sole focus of Southern California's transportation planning is to develop transportation infrastructures such as widening freeways or building more freeways to improve the regional transportation mobility and as well as planning residential zones horizontally so that citizens have to drive a long distance before they can get to their workplace.

Genome Quest

submitted by: dougramsey
Genomics research holds the possibility for transforming personalized medicine, consumer industries and the environment. However, in order to make decisions organizations must integrate and provide a single view of silos of genomic data. Past approaches have relied on database technology and have not succeeded due to maintenance costs, poor user interfaces, lack of scalability, or inability to change. Our mission is to use search, not database technology to cost-effectively deliver relevant...

The Importance of Marine Picoeukaryotes and the Search for Lost Time

submitted by: dougramsey
Unicellular eukaryotes are responsible for a massive amount of photosynthetic carbon fixation in marine systems. The smallest among these fall within the “pico” size fraction (<2 micrometers in diameter), are broadly distributed – from coastal to open-ocean environments – and are highly diverse. Picoeukaryotes contribute a significant proportion of the biomass and primary production within this size fraction, often rivaling their cyanobacterial counterparts Prochlorococcus and...