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Recent Submissions

Impacts of alien invasive species on large wetlands
(Elsevir, 2022) Pegg, Josephine C.; South, Josie; Hill, Jeffrey E.; Durland-Donahou, Allison; Weyl, Olaf L. F.
Biodiverse and productive, tropical wetlands sustain large human populations globally. However, the extent of their use makes them vulnerable to introductions of nonnative species. Whether intentional or accidental these introduced species have the potential to become invasive and cause significant biotic change through mechanisms including competition, predation, hybridization, disease transmission, and ecosystem engineering. The societal impacts of invasive species can be similarly extensive, including loss of amenity, income and damage to health. Tropical wetland invaders take many forms, and some of the most damaging include plants: water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes, giant salvinia Salvinia molesta, and melaleuca tree Melaleuca quinquenervia; invertebrates: golden apple snail Pomacea canaliculata, red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii and Australian redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus; and vertebrates: Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, cane toad Rhinella marina, and Burmese python Python bivittatus. These examples exhibit a wide range of impacts and warrant diverse management options to control them, with varying outcomes. In large wetland systems, biological invasions often interact alongside a number of other anthropogenic impacts. Using three wetland case studies—the Greater Everglades Ecosystem (GEE) in North America, Kafue Flats in Africa, and the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) in Asia—we illustrate the cost and complexity of invasion biology and management at this scale. © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Unique Fluorescence Turn-On and Turn-Off–On Responses to Acids by a Carbazole-Based Metal–Organic Framework and Theoretical Studies
(Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022-09-21) Qiao, Junyi; Liu, Xinyao; Zhang, Lirong; Eubank, Jarrod F.; Liu, Xin; Liu, Yunling
Corporate governance in immigrant-founded entrepreneurial firms: ownership heterogeneity and firm performance
(Venture Capital, 2023-02) Moghaddam, Kaveh; Judge, William Q.; Lewellyn, Krista B.; Askarzadeh, Fatemeh
Drawing from resource dependence theory and the faultlines perspective, this study examines how ownership heterogeneity affects firm performance in the understudied context of entrepreneurial firms founded by immigrants. We find that investment by venture capitalists (VCs) is associated with immigrant-founded entrepreneurial firms being less profitable during their infancy stage. Our results also reveal that the presence of a native-born co-owner has a negative effect on performance for these entrepreneurial firms. This study suggests that immigrant entrepreneurs be more cautious about the costs and benefits of seeking resources from VCs and partnering with native co-owners. Further, seeking capital from alternative sources and employing native talent and expertise in terms of business advisers or executive managers may be effective alternative approaches for immigrant entrepreneurs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Venture Capital is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
A configurational perspective of boards' attention structures
(Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2022-11) Schiehll, Eduardo; Lewellyn, Krista B.; Yan, Wenxi
Research Question/Issue Research Findings/Insights Theoretical/Academic Implications Practitioner/Policy Implications What combinations of board attributes and contextual factors explain boards' selective distribution of attention between their dual role of resource provisioning and monitoring? At the board level, we consider board structure and breadth of knowledge, while the context in which boards operate is captured by the degree of external scrutiny, operational complexity, performance, and ownership structure.Our study demonstrates that there are multiple ways board attributes bundle and combine with important elements of the context to promote similar board attention structures. Our findings provide evidence of the causal complexity underlying this phenomenon and corroborate the notions of equifinality and asymmetric causality among board‐, firm‐, and institution‐level conditions conducive to boards allocating more attention to either their resource provisioning or monitoring roles.Our findings support the attention‐based view (ABV), suggesting that boards' selective distribution of attention is regulated by the combination of skills and knowledge directors bring to the firm and the stimuli provided by contextual factors. In doing so, we underscore the need for an extended theory on board effectiveness, as resource dependence‐ and agency‐based prescriptions about boards' behavior may be incomplete, since there is limited consideration by these theories of the bounded rationality of directors and the complex relationships between the factors that can frame boards' selective distribution of attention.Our study informs efforts to disentangle the conditions under which different attributes combine and regulate boards' distribution of attention, which has implications for nomination committees and powerful actors who have influence on board appointments. Because our results reveal several causal paths that can promote similar board attention structures, decision makers may wish to recruit directors with specific attributes that will be the best fit for the firm's contextual conditions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Corporate Governance: An International Review is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
Exploring Training Strategies to Optimize Court Performance in Older Pickleball Athletes
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, WK Health, 2023) Terrell, Sara Lynn; Ficquette, Preston
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing racket sports in the United States because of its high social engagement and ability to facilitate physical and emotional well-being. Although participation trends indicate the sport appeals to an array of ages and abilities, the highest purported participant demographic is 55 years and older. In spite of its rising popularity, there is limited strength and conditioning research exploring training strategies for pickleball athletes. Therefore, this article details how pickleball is played, the sport's movement and physiological demands, and injury risks. An example training program targeting the older pickleball athlete is provided.