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published: 2020-07-10
 
These are the data sets associated with our publication "Semi-natural wildflower-strip field borders provide winter refuge for pest natural enemies: a case study on organic farms." For this project, we compared the communities of overwintering arthropod natural enemies in organic cultivated fields and wildflower-strip field borders at five different sites in central Illinois. Abstract: Strips of wildflowers along field borders are frequently used in midwestern U.S. sustainable agriculture. These properties help diversify otherwise monocultural landscapes and provision them with ecosystem services, including biological control. Predatory and parasitic arthropods (i.e., natural enemies) often flourish in these habitats and will move into crops to help control pests. However, the capacity of wildflower strips for providing overwintering refuge for these arthropods is poorly understood. In this study, we used soil emergence tents to characterize natural enemy communities overwintering in cultivated organic crop fields and adjacent wildflower strip field borders. We found a greater abundance and species richness, and a unique community composition, of predatory and parasitic arthropods in wildflower strips compared to arable crop fields. These results demonstrate that semi-natural habitats such as wildflower strips can be important for maintaining natural enemies in agricultural landscapes.
keywords: Natural enemy; wildflower strips; conservation biological control; semi-natural habitat; field border; organic farming
planned publication date: 2020-10-01
 
These datasets were performed to assess whether color pattern phenotypes of the polymorphic tortoise beetle, Chelymorpha alternans, mate randomly with one another, and whether there are any reproductive differences between assortative and disassortative pairings.
keywords: mate choice, color polymorphisms, random mating
published: 2020-07-15
 
This repository includes scripts and datasets for the paper, "Polynomial-Time Statistical Estimation of Species Trees under Gene Duplication and Loss."
keywords: Species tree estimation; gene duplication and loss; identifiability; statistical consistency; quartets; ASTRAL
published: 2020-06-30
 
This file contains 13 unique case studies that were created for the One health: Infectious diseases course offered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The case studies are being made available as educational resources for other One health courses. Each case study is focused on a theme/topic which is associated with One health. These case studies were created using publicly available information and references have been provided for each case study.
keywords: One health education; infectious diseases; case studies
published: 2020-02-12
 
This is the dataset used in the Landscape Ecology publication of the same name. This dataset consists of the following files: NWCA_Int_Veg.txt NWCA_Reg_Veg.txt NWCA_Site_Attributes.txt NWCA_Int_Veg.txt is a site and plot by species matrix. Column labeled SITES consists of site IDs. Column labeled Plots consist of Plot ID numbers. All other columns represent species abundances (estimates of percent cover, summed across five plots). NWCA_Reg_Veg.txt is a site by species matrix of species abundances. Column labeled SITES consist of site IDs. All other columns represent species abundances (estimates of percent cover within individual plots). NWCA_Site_Attributes.txt is a matrix of site attributes. Column labeled SITES consist of site IDs. Column labeled AA_CENTER_LAT consist of latitudinal coordinates for the Assessment Area center point in decimal degrees. Column labeled AA_CENTER_LONG consist of longitudinal coordinates for the Assessment Area center point in decimal degrees. Column REFPLUS_NWCA represents disturbance gradient classes including MIN (minimally disturbed), L (least disturbed), I (intermediate), M (most disturbed). Column REFPLUS_NWCA2 represents revised disturbance gradient classes based on protocols described in the article. These revised classes were used for analysis. Column labeled STRESS_HEAVYMETAL represents heavy metal stressor classes, used to ascertain which wetlands were missing soil data. Classes in the STRESS_HEAVYMETAL column include Low, Moderate, High, and Missing. Sites with Missing STRESS_HEAVYMETAL classes were removed from analysis. More information about this dataset: All of the data used in this analysis was gathered from the National Wetlands Condition Assessment. Wetland surveys were conducted from 4/4/2011 to 11/2/2011. The entire National Wetlands Condition Assessment Dataset, which includes 3640 unique taxonomic identities of plants, can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/data-national-aquatic-resource-surveys
keywords: Anthropogenic disturbance; β-Diversity; Biotic homogenization; Phalaris arundinacea; reed canary grass; Wetlands
published: 2020-08-01
 
The Empoascini_morph_data.nex text file contains the original data used in the phylogenetic analyses of Xu et al. (Systematic Entomology, in review). The text file is marked up according to the standard NEXUS format commonly used by various phylogenetic analysis software packages. The file will be parsed automatically by a variety of programs that recognize NEXUS as a standard bioinformatics file format. The first nine lines of the file indicate the file type (Nexus), that 110 taxa were analyzed, that a total of 99 characters were analyzed, the format of the data, and specification for symbols used in the dataset to indicate different character states. For species that have more than one state for a particular character, the states are enclosed in square brackets. Question marks represent missing data.The pdf file, Appendix1.pdf, is available here and describes the morphological characters and character states that were scored in the dataset. The data analyses are described in the cited original paper.
keywords: Hemiptera; Cicadellidae; morphology; biogeography; evolution
published: 2020-06-06
 
These data are from an observational study and small experiment investigating reproductive biology and hybridization between two plants, Celastrus scandens L. and Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. (Celastraceae). These data were collected during the 2008 growing season from the Indiana Dunes National Park (formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), just east of the municipality of Ogden Dunes, Indiana, USA. The five data files provide information on floral output of the two species, fertilization rate, fruit set rate, hybridization rate at two scales (individual flowers in both species, individual maternal plants in C. scandens), and the results of a hand-pollination experiment that exchanged pollen between the two species. There are six data files associated with this submission, five data files in comma-separated values format and one text file (‘readme.txt’) that includes detailed explanations of the data files.
keywords: Celastrus; invasive species; hybridization; heterospecific pollen; hand pollination
planned publication date: 2021-06-08
 
Dataset associated with Jones and Ward JAE-2020-0031.R1 submission: Pre-to post-fledging carryover effects and the adaptive significance of variation in wing development for juvenile songbirds. Excel CSV files with data used in analyses and file with descriptions of each column. The flight ability variable in this dataset was derived from fledgling drop tests, examples of which can be found in the related dataset: Jones, Todd M.; Benson, Thomas J.; Ward, Michael P. (2019): Flight Ability of Juvenile Songbirds at Fledgling: Examples of Fledgling Drop Tests. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. https://doi.org/10.13012/B2IDB-2044905_V1.
keywords: fledgling; wing development; life history; adaptive significance; post-fledging; songbirds
published: 2020-06-02
 
The text file contains the original data used in the phylogenetic analyses of Xue et al. (2020: Systematic Entomology, in press). The text file is marked up according to the standard NEXUS format commonly used by various phylogenetic analysis software packages. The file will be parsed automatically by a variety of programs that recognize NEXUS as a standard bioinformatics file format. The first six lines of the file identify the file as NEXUS, indicate that the file contains data for 89 taxa (species) and 2676 characters, indicate that the first 2590 characters are DNA sequence and the last 86 are morphological, that gaps inserted into the DNA sequence alignment and inapplicable morphological characters are indicated by a dash, and that missing data are indicated by a question mark. The file contains aligned nucleotide sequence data for 5 gene regions and 86 morphological characters. The positions of data partitions are indicated in the mrbayes block of commands for the phylogenetic program MrBayes at the end of the file (Subset1 = 16S gene; Subset2 = 28S gene; Subset3 = COI gene; Subset 4 = Histone H3 and H2A genes). The mrbayes block also contains instructions for MrBayes on various non-default settings for that program. These are explained in the original publication. Descriptions of the morphological characters and more details on the species and specimens included in the dataset are provided in the supplementary document included as a separate pdf, also available from the journal website. The original raw DNA sequence data are available from NCBI GenBank under the accession numbers indicated in the supplementary file.
keywords: phylogeny; DNA sequence; morphology; Insecta; Hemiptera; Cicadellidae; leafhopper; evolution; 28S rDNA; 16S rDNA; histone H3; histone H2A; cytochrome oxidase I; Bayesian analysis
published: 2020-06-03
 
This dataset provides files for use in analysis of human land preference across Australasia, and in a localized analysis of land preference in Laos and Vietnam. All files can be imported into ArcGIS for visualization, and re-analyzed using the open source Maxent species distribution modeling program. CSV files contain known human presence sites for model validation. ASC files contain geographically coded environmental data for mean annual temperature and mean annual precipitation during the Last Glacial Maximum, as well as downward slope data. All ASC files are in the WGS 1984 Mercator map projection for visualization in ArcGIS and can be opened as text files in text editors supporting large file sizes.
keywords: human dispersal; ecological niche modeling; Australasia; Late Pleistocene; land preference
published: 2020-05-31
 
This repository includes a simulated dataset and related scripts used for the paper "Moss: Accurate Single-Nucleotide Variant Calling from Multiple Bulk DNA Tumor Samples".
keywords: Somatic Mutations; Bulk DNA Sequencing; Cancer Genomics
published: 2020-05-30
 
Original leaf gas exchange and absorptance data used in the Collison et al. (2020) Light, Not Age, Underlies the Q9 Maladaptation of Maize and Miscanthus Photosynthesis to Self-Shading - Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00783
keywords: C4 photosynthesis; canopy; bioenergy; food security; quantum yield; shade acclimation; photosynthetic light-use efficiency; leaf aging
published: 2019-11-11
 
This repository includes scripts and datasets for the paper, "FastMulRFS: Fast and accurate species tree estimation under generic gene duplication and loss models." Note: The results from estimating species trees with ASTRID-multi (included in this repository) are *not* included in the FastMulRFS paper. We estimated species trees with ASTRID-multi in the fall of 2019, but ASTRID-multi had an important bug fix in January 2020. Therefore, the ASTRID-multi species trees in this repository should be ignored.
keywords: Species tree estimation; gene duplication and loss; statistical consistency; MulRF, FastRFS
published: 2020-04-22
 
Data on Croatian restaurant allergen disclosures on restaurant websites, on-line menus and social media comments
keywords: restaurant; allergen; disclosure; tourism
published: 2020-04-02
 
Automatic and manual counts of black flies captured in Illinois.
keywords: black flies; simuliids; ImageJ; count method
published: 2020-04-22
 
Nest survival and Fledgling production data for Bell's Vireo and Willow Flycatcher nests.
keywords: Bell's Vireo;Willow Flycatcher;habitat selection;fitness;
published: 2017-12-22
 
TBP assessment raw data files of pre- and post- motion capture velocity and center of pressure force plate data. Labels are self-explanatory. The .mat files refer to data exported from the force plate for the time-to-stabilization assessments while the .txt files are the data collected for smoothness of gait assessments. These files do not relate to one another and are from separate assessments. Version2's files are the result from using Python code Data_Bank_Cleaner.py on version1's. Please find more information in READ_ME_databank.txt.
keywords: Multiple Sclerosis; Rehabilitation; Balance; Ataxia; Ballet; Dance; Targeted Ballet Program
published: 2020-04-20
 
Supplemental data sets for the Manuscript entitled "Contribution of fungal and invertebrate communities to mass loss and wood depolymerization in tropical terrestrial and aquatic habitats"
keywords: Coiba Island; wood decomposition; cellulose; hemicellulose; lignin breakdown; aquatic fungi
published: 2020-04-06
 
Raw measurement data for umbilical remnants (umbilical vein, umbilical arteries and urachus) in support of Equine Veterinary Journal publication "Normal Regression of the Internal Umbilical Remnant Structures in Standardbred Foals."
keywords: equine; umbilicus; ultrasound
published: 2020-04-07
 
Baseline data from a multi-modal intervention study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Data include results from a cardiorespiratory fitness assessment (maximal oxygen consumption, VO2max), a body composition assessment (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, DXA), and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Imaging. Data set includes data from 435 participants, ages 18-44 years.
keywords: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; N-acetyl aspartic acid (NAA); Body Mass Index; cardiorespiratory fitness; body composition
published: 2020-03-14
 
Data on bank elevations determined from lidar data for the Upper Sangamon River, Illinois, the Mission River, Texas, and the White River in Indiana
keywords: bank elevations, rivers, meandering, lowland
published: 2020-03-13
 
Data files associated with the assembly of mitochondrial minicircles from five species of parasitic lice. This includes data from four species in the genus Columbicola and from the human louse (Pediculus humanus). The files include FASTA sequences for all five species, reference sequences for read mapping approaches, resulting contigs produced by various assembly approaches, and alignments of human louse minicircles mapped to published sequences of the same species.
keywords: mitochondria; FASTA; nucleotide sequences; alignment; Columbicola; Pediculus
published: 2020-06-01
 
Dataset associated with Hoover et al AUK-19-093 submission: Local conspecific density does not influence reproductive output in a secondary cavity-nesting songbird. Excel CSV with all of the data used in analyses. Description of variables YEARS: year ORDINAL_DATE: number for what day of the year it is with 1 January = 1,……30 December = 365 SITE: acronym for each study site BOX: unique nest box identifier on each study site TREAT: designates whether nest box was in a high- or low- nest box density area within each study site ACTUAL_NO_NEIGHBORS: number of pairs of warblers using a nest box within 200 m of a given pair’s nest box CLUTCH_SIZE: number of warbler eggs in nest at the onset of incubation PROWN: number of warbler nestlings once eggs have hatched PROWF: number of warbler nestlings that fledged out of the nest box HATCH_SUCCESS: proportion of eggs in the nest that hatched FLEDG_SUCCESS: proportion of the nestlings that fledged from the nest box HATCH_SUCCESS2: binary category where “0” indicates there was some, and “1” indicates there was no hatching failure FLEDG_SUCCESS2: binary category where “0” indicates there was some, and “1” indicates there was no nestling failure (i.e. nestling death) BHCO_PARASIT2: binary category where “0” indicates no cowbird parasitism, and “1” indicates there was cowbird parasitism BHCOE: number of cowbird eggs in clutch BHCOF: number of cowbird nestlings that fledged from the nest PAIRID: unique number that identifies a male and female warbler that are together at a nest box and this number is the same in a subsequent nesting attempt or year if the same male and female are together again FEMALE_ID: unique identifier for each female which represents her leg band combination. Each letter represents a band with letters preceding the hyphen being on the right leg and after the hyphen the left leg FEM_AGE: binary category where “0” indicates a 1-year-old bird and “1” indicates a >1-year-old bird FEMALE_BREEDING_ATTEMPT: “1” indicates first, “2” indicates second,……..breeding attempt within a given year SECOND_ATTEMPT: for any female that fledged a brood in a given year, binary category where “0” represents that they did not, and “1” indicates that they did attempt a second brood that year F_TOT_PROWF: total reproductive output (number of warbler fledglings produced) for a given female in a given year MALE_ID: unique identifier for each male which represents his leg band combination. Each letter represents a band with letters preceding the hyphen being on the right leg and after the hyphen the left leg MALE_AGE2: binary category where “0” indicates a 1-year-old bird and “1” indicates a >1-year-old bird Provisioning_rate: total number of food provisions per nestling per hour by male and female warbler combined BROOD_MASS: average nestling mass (g) for the brood BROOD_TARSUS: average nestling tarsus length (mm) for the brood Brood_condition: unit-less index of nestling condition that uses the residuals of the BROOD_MASS/BROOD_TARSUS relationship A period (“.”) represents where data were not collected, not available, or because individual nest or female did not qualify for consideration of a category assignment. An empty cell represents no data available for this particular cell.
keywords: conspecific density; density dependence; food limitation; hatching success; nestling body condition; nestling provisioning; Prothonotary Warbler; reproductive output
published: 2020-02-27
 
These data were collected for an experiment examining effects of neonicotinoid (clothianidin) presence on hover fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) behavior. Hover flies of two species (Eristalis arbustorum and Toxomerus marginatus) were offered a choice to feed on artificial flowers laced with sucrose solution that was either contaminated (CLO) or not contaminated (CON) with clothianidin. Two different concentrations of clothianidin in 0.5 M sucrose solution were tested: 2.5 ppb and 150 ppb. We conducted four sets of 10 trials, each trial set examining a different combination of species and clothianidin dose. Across 6 hours of video for each trial we recorded 1) number of visits to each flower that resulted in feeding, and 2) amount of time spent feeding during each visit. We found that while neither species fed significantly longer on either of the solutions, E. arbustorum appeared to avoid flowers with clothianidin particularly at high rates. In the paper, we attribute this avoidance response, partially, to hover fly-visible spectral differences between the two flower choices and discuss potential implications for field and lab-based studies. In the enclosed zip file we have included all data for this project and code scripts from R. * Note: Data folder contains 4 files (instead of 6 as mentioned in Readme): e.tenax_photoreceptors.csv; hoverfly_data_UPDATE.csv; number_visits_UPDATE.csv; and Original 2018 hover fly choice test data_Clem2020.xlsx
keywords: Syrphidae; hoverfly; Eristalis; Toxomerus; Choice Experiment; Neonicotinoid; Clothianidin