Many Modern Ecological problems such as rain forest destruction, decreasing marine harvests, and fire suppression are directly or indirectly anthropogenic. Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology presents an argument that conservation biology and wildlife management cannot afford to ignore zooarchaeological research--the identification and analysis of faunal remains recovered from archaeological deposits. The editors contend that we can learn important lessons by studying long-term human and nonhuman influences on biota and ecosystems.
Environmental challenges act as a spur to invention and innovation. R&D will continue to be important
as companies and investors seek disruptive technology solutions that can change the economics of,
and rewards from, new environmental products or processes. Significant private and public funds have
already been established, many of which are still investing despite the current economic slowdown.
The short‐term challenge is to ensure that these funds continue to flow and to sustain future growth.
In a dynamic admissions landscape, one of the primary drivers
of admissions success is static and unchanging—an effective,
error-free application. While it may seem rudimentary, applicants
are encouraged to thoroughly proofread their applications for
careless errors and enlist trusted friends, family, colleagues or a
skilled admissions consultant to do the same to avoid the number
one most common application faux pas. Applicants also need to
resist the temptation to copy and paste material from one appli-
cation to another, or to decide that an essay is “good enough.
The forced air HAC system is located off the dining area with a single return grille
located in a panel of the HAC system closet. The HAC system consists of a 10.6 kW air
conditioning unit and a furnace with a power input of 22.6 kW and output of 18.2 kW. The
design airflow rate of the furnace fan is 470 L s
. A thermostat controls system operation, but
the air distribution fan can be operated continuously if desired. There are local exhaust fans in
the bathrooms and kitchen and a whole-house exhaust fan in the...
In this paper we propose a new, information-based approach for
modelling the dynamic evolution of a portfolio of credit risky securities. In our
setup market prices of traded credit derivatives are given by the solution of a
nonlinear filtering problem. The innovations approach to nonlinear filtering is
used to solve this problem and to derive the dynamics of market prices. Moreover,
the practical application of the model is discussed: we analyse calibration,
the pricing of exotic credit derivatives and the computation of risk-minimizing
Procrastination is captured by the tendency of many people to have high short-term
discount rates but lower long-term discount rates (hyperbolic discounting).
Postponing a cost, even one that generates high future benefits, is therefore attractive.
So too is advancing a benefit to the present, even if this implies high future costs.
This leads to outcomes such as credit card borrowing at high interest rates and
unwillingness to engage in painful activities such as financial planning.
The MBA application process at top 30 U.S. business schools can
be a complex and arduous exercise. Today, business schools re-
ceive more applications than ever before for the same number of
available seats, and the applicant demographic is shifting younger
as applicants try to outmaneuver one another for an advantage in
the process. In this dynamic landscape, applicants are urged to
avoid common mistakes that irk admissions officers and jeopar-
dize their chances of admission.
Finally, specific maps for an ecosystem or beneficiary group of interest can also be generated. Such maps can show either 1) the parts of the landscape from which a given beneficiary’s benefits are derived, or 2) the beneficiary groups receiving benefits from a particular ecosystem region of interest (Johnson et al. unpublished).
We have to date mapped only the spatial dynamics of carbon sequestration and storage, aesthetic views and aesthetic proximity.
During the last few years the Internet has grown tremendously and has penetrated all aspects of everyday
life. Starting off as a purely academic research network, the Internet is now extensively used for education, for
entertainment, and as a very promising and dynamic marketplace, and is envisioned as evolving into a vehicle
of true collaboration and a multi-purpose working environment.
The excavations conducted by the Greek Archæological Society at Athens from 1883 to 1889 have laid bare
the entire surface of the Acropolis, and shed an unexpected light upon the early history of Attic art. Many questions which once seemed unanswerable are now definitively answered, and, on the other hand, many new
questions have been raised.
People who administer the operation of an Oracle database system, known as database
administrators (DBAs), are responsible for creating Oracle databases, ensuring their
smooth operation, and monitoring their use. In addition to the many alerts and
advisors Oracle provides, Oracle also offers the following features:
Oracle Database provides a high degree of self-management - automating routine DBA
tasks and reducing complexity of space, memory, and resource administration.
Unique innovations stem from multiple collaborations: augmented reality is used to treat disease via
simulated internal radiation therapy (Computer Vision and Systems Laboratory/LVSN); geospace
technologies are used in the production of interactive games (GeoEduc3D); dynamic intelligence is
used to create training applications for golfers (Pro Mental Coach, Frima, Brain Centre); artiﬁcial
intelligence (twinned with man/machine interfaces) is found in the development of serious game
training simulations (DRDC Valcartier).