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After the sun sets over the desert, pocket mice start shaking their little tails – really shaking them. And shaking their entire rear ends. I first noticed the strange behavior while going through footage from wildlife cameras while researching a different question. I soon realized how few mammologists had seen the dancing.
Recently, India has come under scrutiny for its failure to improve food and nutrition security (FNS). Prominent governmental and nongovernmental strategies addressing FNS include promoting horticultural crops to increase incomes, distributing food, and providing nutritional education. Analyzing qualitative data collected in the summer of 2013, I examine programs in Uttarakhand, India where hunger has been eradicated, yet malnutrition persists.
Recognizing the interdecadal changes in the dispersion of yearly hurricane activity, a new statistical model is developed to more realistically predict (by June 1 of each year) the number of seasonal hurricanes over the North Atlantic. It is based on a Poisson regression using the Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI) conditioned upon the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) index, the zonal psuedo stress, and average March, April, and May (MAM) Atlantic sea surface temperatures (SSTs).