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An Ecological Survey of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Wise county, Texas

An Ecological Survey of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Wise county, Texas

Date: January 1970
Creator: Welch, Donald A.
Description: The purpose of this study was to record the relationships between the reptiles and amphibians of Wise County and the ecological subdivisions of the area. Wise County was chosen because of the heterogenity of the area and because of its proximity to other counties which have been previously and similarly studied.
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Edaphic Factors Which Control the Distribution of the Common Mesquite, Prosopis Chilensis (Molina) Stuntz in Denton County, Texas

Edaphic Factors Which Control the Distribution of the Common Mesquite, Prosopis Chilensis (Molina) Stuntz in Denton County, Texas

Date: 1942
Creator: Steph, Harlan J.
Description: This paper deals with the distributional outgrowths of Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz, the common mesquite, in Denton County, Texas.
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The Effects of Hexadecanol on the Microbiota of Lake Hefner

The Effects of Hexadecanol on the Microbiota of Lake Hefner

Date: May 1968
Creator: Dickson, Kenneth L.
Description: It seemed desirable to investigate more fully the effect of hexadecanol on the microbial population of a reservoir. It was the purpose of this investigation to determine the effect of hexadecanol on the micro-biota of Lake Hefner, to ascertain which organisms were stimulated by hexadecanol both in the laboratory and the reservoir, and to investigate the degradation of hexadecanol by microorganisms selected from Lake Hefner.
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The Effects of Organic Surface Amendments on Soil Nutrients and Initial Tree Establishment

The Effects of Organic Surface Amendments on Soil Nutrients and Initial Tree Establishment

Date: May 1999
Creator: Thuesen, Kevin (Kevin Andrew)
Description: This study examined the effects of replicating woodland soil surface horizonation on the nutrient status of underlying soils and the initial establishment and growth of trees. A total of 283 container grown trees were planted in a bufferzone around a future landfill site. Control amendments consisted of an 8 cm layer (0.5 m3) of wood chips applied in a circular area of 4.6 m2 around the trees' planting pit. For the treatment, a 2.5 cm layer of composted biosolids (0.15 m3 or 80 Mg/ha) was applied in a circular area of 4.6 m2 around the trees' planting pit followed by an 8 cm layer (0.5 m3) of wood chips. The results indicate that the replication of woodland soil surface attributes using composted biosolids can significantly improve the nutrient status of underlying soil. Some significant effects were seen under control conditions, too. However, the effects on tree establishment and growth parameters were, for the most part, not statistically significant.
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Estimated Extent and Fate of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination in the Soil of the Naval Air Station, Dallas, Texas

Estimated Extent and Fate of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination in the Soil of the Naval Air Station, Dallas, Texas

Date: August 1998
Creator: Trescott, Jill V. (Jill Virginia)
Description: This thesis estimates the spatial extent of chlorinated solvent contamination of the soil at the Naval Air Station, Dallas, then estimates the fate and transport of these contaminants, over time, using the Soil Transport and Fate database and the Vadose-Zone Interactive Processes (VIP) modeling software. Geostatistical analysis identifies two areas with serious chlorinated solvent contamination. Fate and transport modeling estimates that this contamination will degrade and disperse from the soil phase to below regulatory limits within one year, although there is a risk of groundwater contamination. Contaminants are estimated to persist in the water and air phases of the soil. Further sampling is recommended to confirm the results of this study.
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Eutrophic Levels of Different Areas of a Reservoir: A Comparative Study

Eutrophic Levels of Different Areas of a Reservoir: A Comparative Study

Date: August 1970
Creator: Hendricks, Albert C.
Description: It was the purpose of this investigation to attempt to demonstrate if differences in eutrophic levels existed among selected areas of Garza-Little Elm, and to demonstrate the role that sediments play in affecting eutrophication.
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Evaluation in Soil Moisture in Soil and Water Conservation Practices in Denton, Texas

Evaluation in Soil Moisture in Soil and Water Conservation Practices in Denton, Texas

Date: 1940
Creator: Rylander, Halley G.
Description: This investigation has attempted to show that soil and water conservation practices do increase the amount of soil moisture in five of Denton County, Texas soils: Denton clay, Durant clay, San Saba clay, Kirvin fine sandy loam, and Tabor fine sandy loam.
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Evaluation of a Constructed Wetland to Reduce Toxicity from Diazinon at the Pecan Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Denton, TX

Evaluation of a Constructed Wetland to Reduce Toxicity from Diazinon at the Pecan Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Denton, TX

Date: May 1996
Creator: Baerenklau, Amy L. (Amy Lyn)
Description: The City of Denton Pecan Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility has periodically failed effluent toxicity testing. A Toxicity Identification Evaluation has determined that Diazinon in the effluent is contributing to the observed toxicity. Chlorpyrifos is also implicated as a factor. The City of Denton constructed a half acre experimental wetland to remove Diazinon related toxicity. Results from spiking and microcosm experiments indicate that the wetland can reduce the Diazinon.
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An Evaluation of the United States Soil Conservation Service Program of Grassland Recovery on the Land Utilization Project in Wise county, Texas

An Evaluation of the United States Soil Conservation Service Program of Grassland Recovery on the Land Utilization Project in Wise county, Texas

Date: August 1952
Creator: Hyman, Ruel Richard
Description: This investigation was undertaken in order to evaluate the United States Soil Conservation Service program of grassland recovery on the land utilization project in Wise County, Texas.
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The Fecundity of the Bluegill (Lepomis Macrochirus) in Certain Small East Texas Reservoirs

The Fecundity of the Bluegill (Lepomis Macrochirus) in Certain Small East Texas Reservoirs

Date: 1949
Creator: Estes, Charles M.
Description: A study of reproduction and spawning habits of the bluegill in a particular lake must include adequate samples for each period of the year. This will make it possible to determine the number of eggs in each spawn and the frequency of spawning. The number of spawns and average egg production for various sized fish shows the pattern of activity and makes possible further basic research.
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Food Habit Analysis of the Two Species of Texas Crappie

Food Habit Analysis of the Two Species of Texas Crappie

Date: 1941
Creator: Mitchell Glenn C.
Description: This study is based upon information taken from stomach analysis of 302 black crappie and 561 white crappie; the following data will be presented: 1. Food of adults and fingerlings; 2. Diet variation in relation to food availability; 3. Seasonal variation of feeding habits; 4. Diet variation in relation to size of crappie. Collections were made from ten lakes located in North, East, Central, and South Texas.
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Food Habits and Dietary Overlap of Four Species of Rodents from the Mesquite Plains of Texas

Food Habits and Dietary Overlap of Four Species of Rodents from the Mesquite Plains of Texas

Date: May 1972
Creator: Alcoze, Thomas M.
Description: The coexistence of Dipodomys ordii and Perognathus hispidus with Peromyscus maniculatus and Reithrodontomys montanus was studied in a grassland association of central Texas. The food habits of these species were compared with information from habitat vegetation analysis in an effort to determine food selectivity and the amount and importance of niche overlap and competition among these rodents.
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Geographic Variation in Chromosomes and Morphology of Peromyscus Maniculatus in Texas and Oklahoma

Geographic Variation in Chromosomes and Morphology of Peromyscus Maniculatus in Texas and Oklahoma

Date: August 1972
Creator: Caire, William, 1946-
Description: This study was initiated after finding two chromosomal types of Peromyscus maniculatus north and south of the Red River in Texas and Oklahoma. The problem was to explain the chromosomal variations and their implications to the systematics of the grassland subspecies of P. maniculatus in this region.
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A Grassland Evaluation of Eastland County, Texas

A Grassland Evaluation of Eastland County, Texas

Date: 1951
Creator: Durham, Norman Nevill
Description: This investigation has had for its purpose the determination of first, all members of the Gramineae (Grass) family found in the county; second, the incidence of each species with the various types of soil; third, the grazing value of each species; fourth, the life span of the parent plants; fifth, the present grassland status; and sixth, the potentialities of developing desirable grassland.
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A Grassland Evaluation of the W. A. McKamy Ranch, Denton and Wise Counties, Texas

A Grassland Evaluation of the W. A. McKamy Ranch, Denton and Wise Counties, Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Meacham, William Ross
Description: This problem consists of classifying the four major pastures of the McKamy ranch into McConnell's four categories, by means of examinations based on these qualities and characteristics.
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Herpetology of the Amistad Reservoir Area, Val Verde County, Texas

Herpetology of the Amistad Reservoir Area, Val Verde County, Texas

Date: January 1969
Creator: Devine, Michael C.
Description: The Amistad Reservoir in southern Val Verde County, Texas will impound a considerable amount of surface water in a semi-arid region in which natural surface water is scarce. Construction of the dam began in 1963 and the reservoir began to fill in the summer of 1968. This large impoundment could have a considerable ecological impact on the area. The purpose of this research was to study the ecological distribution and zoogeographic affinities of the herpetofauna and to establish an ecological baseline against which any future changes could be measured.
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In Vitro Determination of the Cellulose-Decomposing Rates of Twelve Denton County, Texas Soils

In Vitro Determination of the Cellulose-Decomposing Rates of Twelve Denton County, Texas Soils

Date: 1950
Creator: Heather, Carl D.
Description: In this study twelve types of top soil were collected under aseptic conditions. The cellulose-decomposing rates of these were compared in order to determine the relative rates in the cellulose-decomposing potential of the microorganisms involved. Furthermore, this investigation is designed to acquire pertinent information on the rate at which natural cellulose materials are returned to available plant food.
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The Incidence of Colon Bacteria on the Hands of North Texas State Teachers College Students

The Incidence of Colon Bacteria on the Hands of North Texas State Teachers College Students

Date: 1946
Creator: Hooper, Eugene
Description: This investigation has for its aim the determination, in a measure, of the degree of personal sanitation existent among students at North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas.
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The Incidence of Escherichia Coli and other Coliform Organisms on Seventy-One Samples of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Purchased from Eight Grocery Stores in Denton, Texas

The Incidence of Escherichia Coli and other Coliform Organisms on Seventy-One Samples of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Purchased from Eight Grocery Stores in Denton, Texas

Date: 1945
Creator: Scoggin, Frances Grammar
Description: This investigation has for its aim the explanation of the incidence of colon bacteria on a number of food samples purchased in grocery stores of Denton, Texas, by an analysis of correlative sanitary factors.
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An Investigation of Microbial Antagonism in Ten Denton County, Texas Soils

An Investigation of Microbial Antagonism in Ten Denton County, Texas Soils

Date: 1951
Creator: Dickey, Charles E.
Description: This thesis is concerned primarily with the growth and detection of soil microorganisms in ten Denton County, Texas, soils antagonistic to a specific gram-positive and a specific gram-negative bacterial organism.
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An Investigation of Selected Factors Related to the Professional Status of the Science Teachers in the Four-Year Accredited High Schools of Texas for the School Year 1952-1953

An Investigation of Selected Factors Related to the Professional Status of the Science Teachers in the Four-Year Accredited High Schools of Texas for the School Year 1952-1953

Date: August 1953
Creator: Whitehead, Oren W.
Description: The purpose of this study is to gather information related to the professional status of the science teachers in the four-year accredited high schools of Texas for the school year 1952-1953. The principal concern of the study is "Who is teaching science?"
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The Isolation and Identification of Micro-Organisms from Spoons of Public Eating Establishments in Denton, Texas

The Isolation and Identification of Micro-Organisms from Spoons of Public Eating Establishments in Denton, Texas

Date: 1949
Creator: Rugeley, Sarah Rose
Description: This investigation deals with the isolation and identification of bacteria found on selected samples of spoons in various eating establishments in the vicinity of Denton, Texas.
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Landscape Ecological Characteristics of Habitat of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Landscape Ecological Characteristics of Habitat of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Date: December 1993
Creator: Thomlinson, John Richard
Description: Geographic information systems (GIS) technology was used to analyze factors influencing habitat use by an endangered species, the red-cockaded woodpecker. The study area was the western part of the Raven Ranger District of the Sam Houston National Forest, Texas. The factors considered included both structural characteristics and spatial relationships among stands of trees in the habitat.
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Life History Allocation of Energy to Growth and Reproduction in Gizzard Shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, in North Central Texas

Life History Allocation of Energy to Growth and Reproduction in Gizzard Shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, in North Central Texas

Date: December 1976
Creator: Fagan, Joseph A.
Description: Life history allocation of energy to growth and reproduction was determined for female gizzard shad. Absolute caloric energy allocated to eggs increased with age. The relative amount of production energy directed to reproduction increased with age up to 5 years and then decreased. Seasonal variation in lipids was studied. Quantitative changes occurred in ovarian lipids during the reproductive cycle. Carcass lipids varied seasonally. Age of sexual maturity was 3 years. Delayed maturity is attributed to high allocation of energy to growth enabling shad to outgrow intense competition and predation in pre-reproductive ages; there is little competition and predation in reproductive shad. Growth rates and condition factors indicated constant availability of food seasonally.
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