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  • Avian cerebellar floccular fossa size is not a proxy for flying ability in birds 

    Walsh, Stig A.; Iwaniuk, Andrew N.; Knoll, Monja A.; Bourdon, Estelle; Barrett, Paul M.; Milner, Angela C.; Nudds, Robert L.; Abel, Richard L.; Dello Sterpaio, Patricia (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2013-06-25)
    Extinct animal behavior has often been inferred from qualitative assessments of relative brain region size in fossil endocranial casts. For instance, flight capability in pterosaurs and early birds has been inferred from ...
  • Observer-dependent variability of the thresholding step in the quantitative analysis of soil images and X-ray microtomography data 

    Baveye, Philippe C.; Laba, Magdeline; Otten, Wilfred; Bouckaert, Liesbeth; Dello Sterpaio, Patricia; Goswami, Rohit R.; Grinev, Dmitri V.; Houston, Alasdair N.; Hu, Yaoping; Liu, Jianli; Mooney, Sacha; Pajor, Radoslaw; Sleutel, Steven; Tarquis, Ana; Wang, Wei; Wei, Qiao; Sezgin, Mehmet (Elsevier, 2010-06)
    For the investigation of many geometrical features of soils, computer-assisted image analysis has become a method of choice over the last few decades. This analysis involves numerous steps, regarding which subjective ...
  • Surfactants expressed by soil pseudomonads alter local soil-water distribution, suggesting a hydrological role for these compounds 

    Fechtner, Joanna; Koza, Anna; Dello Sterpaio, Patricia; Hapca, Simona M.; Spiers, Andrew J. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2011-10)
    Several biological roles have been demonstrated for surfactants expressed by soil and rhizosphere Pseudomonas spp., but the impact of these powerful surface-active agents on the local soil–water distribution within the ...
  • Up-dating the Cholodny method using PET films to sample microbial communities in soil 

    Moshynets, O. V.; Koza, A.; Dello Sterpaio, Patricia; Kordium, V. A.; Spiers, Andrew J. (Institute of molecular biology and genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2011)
    The aim of this work was to investigate the use of PET (polyethylene terephtalate) films as a modern development of Cholodny’s glass slides, to enable microscopy and molecular-based analysis of soil communities where spatial ...
  • The use of computered tomography (CT) to investigate damage caused by air rifle pellets 

    Wightman, Graham; Dello Sterpaio, Patricia (UK Physical Sciences Centre, 2010-06)
    Research in firearms requires specialised facilities and extensive studies have been carried out by manufacturers and law enforcement agencies. However, considerably less work has been performed on air weapons, even though ...