Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 125 Issue 2, Summer 2009
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The lionfish species Pterois miles and Pterois volitans are popular aquarium fishes that have gained recent notoriety as invasive species along the east coast of the United States and the Bahamas. Results from mitochondrial DNA analyses support their recognition as two separate lionfish species.
Tail spine characteristics of thirty-seven stingray species frequenting the Western Atlantic Ocean and South American freshwater rivers were examined noting spine serrations, presence of a dorsal groove, and other features. Utilizing a combination of tail spine characteristics, one can usually determine whether a species caused death or harm.
The diversity and seasonal abundance of arthropods (insects and spiders) associated with two old growth and two secondary growth stands of eastern hemlock were assessed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More arthropods were captured in secondary growth hemlock stands than in old growth stands.
This study examined chemical status and its relationship to pine wood productivity, following plantation management, in pocosin soils of Eastern North Carolina. Results suggest that loblolly pine should be favored over pond pine in nearly all pine plantations.
Coastal and estuarine systems are highly susceptible to species invasions. This study examined the relationship between recruitment and adult communities in Charleston, South Carolina. The non-indigenous Asian green mussel (Perna viridis) was found indicating the need for extended monitoring efforts.