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Optimal Strategies for Asymmetrical Wealth Endowments
People who build successful businesses often experience asymmetrical wealth endowments, where most of their investments are tied to a particular asset related to their business. In the context of Texas, for example, the ...
Use of the ESP gene to detect human contamination with Enterococcus faecium of South Texas coastal waters
Microbial source tracking comprises a set of techniques to determine animal/human sources of fecal contamination. As new methods are developed, it is important to evaluate their effectiveness in a range of environments. ...
Ecosystem response to freshwater inflow: determining a link between freshwater pumping regimes, salinity, and benthic macrofauna
The Nueces River Basin is one of the 15 major river basins in Texas, and is an important water supply for the Nueces-Rio Grande Coastal Basin area. The construction of two large reservoir dams in the Nueces River Basin ...
Life Experience as a Moderator of the Weapons Priming Effect
The weapons priming effect proposes that guns act as priming agents that lead to increased aggression. However, recent literature demonstrated that the gun user’s life experience (e.g., knowledge or years of gun use) ...
Designing geodatabases for the general authority for statistics of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Developing a new system of both statistical surveys and geographic entities for the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) in Saudi Arabia is needed to respond to fast growing statistical data as well as to be more ...
The Development of the Concept of Rates of Change and its Impact on Students' Understanding of Functions
The focus of the study was to identify similarities and differences of grade seven through grade twelve students' understanding of rates of change and functions while keeping in mind that upperclassmen study participants ...
The effects of pH and salinity on juvenile hatchery-reared red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)
Climate change with concomitant ocean acidification presents a problem to coastal ecosystems, including estuaries. It is well-documented that fish growth, development, and survival are dependent on environmental factors ...
The 40 developmental assests program and its potential impact on academic achievement among 8th grade hispanic students: an ex post facto inquiry
The 40 Developmental Assets program’s mission is to develop relationships and opportunities along with personal qualities in adolescents. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of the Assets on science, ...
Chapter 13: Water for People and the Environment
(RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01)
ne of the greatest challenges facing Texas is balancing the water needs of people with the needs of our environment. We are all connected by water, and how much usable water we have for the future will depend on what we ...
Chapter 1: Water is Life
(RCN CE3SAR project, 2016-01)
Water has properties that make it essential to life. And although the earth is known as “the water planet,” it has limited quantities of available freshwater.