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'Workshops in healing' for senior medical students: a 5-year overview and appraisal

John H Kearsley, Elizabeth A Lobb
2014 Medical Humanities  
Kearsley JH, et al. Med Humanit 2014;40:73-79. doi:10.1136/medhum-2013-010438  ... 
doi:10.1136/medhum-2013-010438 pmid:24473159 pmcid:PMC4251177 fatcat:rxfjavaihfavbf63nbbbv7xrym

Ten Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentors: A Review of the Literature

Jenny Olin Shanahan, Elizabeth Ackley-Holbrook, Eric Hall, Kearsley Stewart, Helen Walkington
2015 Mentoring & Tutoring  
Elizabeth Ackley-Holbrook, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Roanoke College.  ...  Kearsley Stewart, PhD, is associate professor of Global Health and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in HIV/AIDS narratives, ethics of infectious  ... 
doi:10.1080/13611267.2015.1126162 fatcat:ckdxoku7hvg6vhm3qpv75mr3ci

Keepers of the House : A documentary

Evangelia A. Alexopoulos, Emily P. Guinee, Kearsley A. Stewart, Candace S. Brown, Deborah T. Gold, Deborah Engle, Francesca Talenti, Rhonda Klevansky, Raymond Barfield, Elizabeth Ross, Neil S. Prose
2021 The Clinical Teacher  
ORCID Elizabeth Ross Neil S. Prose  ... 
doi:10.1111/tct.13439 pmid:34802183 fatcat:scg4tkplbfdrvcvpik25xgrfcu

Functional identity explains carbon sequestration in a 77-year-old experimental tropical plantation

Marijn Bauters, Evy Ampoorter, Dries Huygens, Elizabeth Kearsley, Thales De Haulleville, Giacomo Sellan, Hans Verbeeck, Pascal Boeckx, Kris Verheyen
2015 Ecosphere  
We used wood density data that were collected in the surrounding natural forest by taking 5 3 5 3 5 cm 3 wood samples from under the bark (Kearsley et al. 2013 ).  ... 
doi:10.1890/es15-00342.1 fatcat:75we74cawrbdhhhu24gu2u4a2m

The importance of including lianas in global vegetation models

Hans Verbeeck, Elizabeth Kearsley
2015 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Tropical forests are essential components of the earth system and play a critical role for land-surface feedbacks to climate change. These forests are currently experiencing large-scale structural changes, of which the most apparent may be the increase in liana abundance and biomass. The first study that documented liana proliferation in the Neotropics (1) was initially debated but later confirmed by multiple other studies (2). The consensus on liana proliferation led to speculations that this
more » ... henomenon could potentially have large impacts on the carbon cycle of tropical forests. But experimental proof for such speculations was lacking until recently. In their recent study, van der Heijden et al. (3) show for the first time that lianas substantially reduce tropical forest carbon storage. The study is based on a well-developed liana-removal field experiment. The experiment was performed over a limited period (3 y), in an area with particular high liana abundance in Panama, and therefore still needs to be confirmed by long-term studies elsewhere in the tropics. Nevertheless, the results are striking. By comparing natural forests with forests where lianas are artificially removed, the authors found that forests with lianas reached only 24% of their carbon sink potential compared with liana-free forests. Lianas were shown to reduce tree growth and recruitment, to increase tree mortality, and to shift carbon allocation to leaves rather than woody tissue. Based on this study (3) , it is now clear that liana proliferation has a potential high impact on the future carbon cycle of tropical forests. We speculate that this impact might even be strengthened by the long-term impact lianas have on forest species composition and demography. In this context it is striking that currently no single global vegetation model accounts for lianas. State-of-the-art global vegetation models do have problems to realistically simulate the carbon cycle of tropical forest (4). A major source of uncertainty in global vegetation models is their poor representation of demographic processes (5). We are convinced that modeling the ecosystem demography in tropical forests is only possible by accounting for lianas. We therefore suggest that the next generation of global vegetation models should include lianas at least in an implicit way, for example by including liana load as a climate-and disturbance-dependent property of a tropical forest plant functional type. Moreover, for models aiming to simulate vegetation demography in detail, we suggest explicitly including lianas as a functional group. We are convinced that as long as lianas are neglected, vegetation models will not be able to simulate the future of the tropical forest carbon cycle in a realistic way. We admit that comprehensive datasets available for tropical lianas are currently restricted to a few areas and that this hampers model development. Nevertheless we think it is the right time, now, to start developing the concepts of vegetation models that do account for lianas. The process of developing such models will help us to improve our understanding of tropical forest functioning and it will guide the design of future field and experimental studies on lianas.
doi:10.1073/pnas.1521343113 pmid:26699501 pmcid:PMC4711843 fatcat:wvuhvfcfrbejzlbw4f32ij74l4

Aboveground vs. Belowground Carbon Stocks in African Tropical Lowland Rainforest: Drivers and Implications

Sebastian Doetterl, Elizabeth Kearsley, Marijn Bauters, Koen Hufkens, Janvier Lisingo, Geert Baert, Hans Verbeeck, Pascal Boeckx, RunGuo Zang
2015 PLoS ONE  
Site-specific wood density measurements were used for YGB (Kearsley et al. 2013 ), and completed with genus level averages if species level data was not available.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143209 pmid:26599231 pmcid:PMC4657968 fatcat:2jjdieo3jrbgvoexm65yy7aeqi

Correction: Aboveground vs. Belowground Carbon Stocks in African Tropical Lowland Rainforest: Drivers and Implications

Sebastian Doetterl, Elizabeth Kearsley, Marijn Bauters, Koen Hufkens, Janvier Lisingo, Geert Baert, Hans Verbeeck, Pascal Boeckx
2016 PLoS ONE  
Reference 1 . 1 Doetterl S, Kearsley E, Bauters M, Hufkens K, Lisingo J, Baert G, et al. (2015) Aboveground vs.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150681 pmid:26918854 pmcid:PMC4769354 fatcat:dauzn4qqlbf6tcjcruk4wcp35i

Liana communities exhibit different species composition, diversity and community structure across forest types in the Congo Basin

Francis M. Mumbanza, Marijn Bauters, Elizabeth Kearsley, Pascal Boeckx, Constantin A. Lubini, Hans Verbeeck
2020 Biotropica  
Mumbanza Marijn Bauters Elizabeth Kearsley Pascal Boeckx  ...  For a more detailed description of the study area and plot establishment, see Kearsley et al. (2013) .  ... 
doi:10.1111/btp.12787 fatcat:fsobc6wvnbb6zg72jkrftfkjuq

Functional community structure of African monodominantGilbertiodendron dewevreiforest influenced by local environmental filtering

Elizabeth Kearsley, Hans Verbeeck, Koen Hufkens, Frederik Van de Perre, Sebastian Doetterl, Geert Baert, Hans Beeckman, Pascal Boeckx, Dries Huygens
2016 Ecology and Evolution  
Permanent sampling plots of one hectare were installed and measured in 2012 (Kearsley et al., 2013) in old-growth mixed forest (n = 5) and old-growth monodominant forest (n = 5) dominated by Gilbertiodendron  ... 
doi:10.1002/ece3.2589 pmid:28070293 pmcid:PMC5216677 fatcat:xbw6yss6cja3hjqid7igwag7ea

Making sense of a diagnosis of incurable cancer: The importance of communication

Elizabeth Anne Lobb, Judith Lacey, Winston S Liauw, Lesley E White, Annmarie Hosie, John H Kearsley
2015 International Journal of Whole Person Care  
Kearsley 13 International Journal of Whole Person Care Vol 2, No 1 (2015)  ...  Kearsley 11 International Journal of Whole Person Care Vol 2, No 1 (2015) My quality of life at present is good.  ... 
doi:10.26443/ijwpc.v2i1.88 fatcat:syepkwr5p5hhhfvphhzmewicim

Model performance of tree height-diameter relationships in the central Congo Basin

Elizabeth Kearsley, Pieter CJ Moonen, Koen Hufkens, Sebastian Doetterl, Janvier Lisingo, Faustin Boyemba Bosela, Pascal Boeckx, Hans Beeckman, Hans Verbeeck
2017 Annals of Forest Science  
& Key message Tree heights in the central Congo Basin are overestimated using best-available height-diameter models. These errors are propagated into the estimation of aboveground biomass and canopy height, causing significant bias when used for calibration of remote sensing products in this region. & Context Tree height-diameter models are important components of estimating aboveground biomass (AGB) and calibrating remote sensing products in tropical forests. & Aims For a data-poor area of the
more » ... central Congo Basin, we quantified height-diameter model performance of local, regional and pan-tropical models for their use in estimating AGB and canopy height. & Methods At three old-growth forest sites, we assessed the bias introduced in height estimation by regional and pantropical height-diameter models. We developed an optimal local model with site-level randomizations accounted for by using a mixed-effects modeling approach. We quantified the error propagation of modeled heights for estimating AGB and canopy height. & Results Regional and pan-tropical height-diameter models produced a significant overestimation in tree height, propagating into significant overestimations of AGB and Lorey's height. The pan-tropical model accounting for climatic drivers performed better than the regional models. We present a local height-diameter model which produced nonsignificant errors for AGB and canopy height estimations at our study area. & Conclusion The application of general models at our study area introduced bias in tree height estimations and the derived stand-level variables. Improved delimitation of regions in tropical Africa with similar forest structure is needed to produce models fit for calibrating remote sensing products.
doi:10.1007/s13595-016-0611-0 fatcat:wzjvd6lkubgubpxhvgqxmbhvrm

Large‐sized rare tree species contribute disproportionately to functional diversity in resource acquisition in African tropical forest

Elizabeth Kearsley, Koen Hufkens, Hans Verbeeck, Marijn Bauters, Hans Beeckman, Pascal Boeckx, Dries Huygens
2019 Ecology and Evolution  
O RCI D Elizabeth Kearsley Koen Hufkens Basin: a mixed species forest and a monodominant forest dominated by Gilbertiodendron  ...  Site and forest type-specific height-diameter relationships (not species-specific) are used to estimate height (Kearsley et al., 2013) .  ... 
doi:10.1002/ece3.4836 pmid:31031910 pmcid:PMC6476792 fatcat:fsc6borinrhfvbu5u4ylwvpv2u

Living with advanced cancer and an uncertain disease trajectory: an emerging patient population in palliative care?: Table 1

Elizabeth A Lobb, Judith Lacey, John Kearsley, Winston Liauw, Lesley White, Annmarie Hosie
2013 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care  
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2013;0:1-6. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000381 Lobb, Judith Lacey, John Kearsley, et al. patient population in palliative care?  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000381 pmid:24644173 fatcat:xuhmzoa2efesla4hpbyepukhqq

Sensitivity and Tolerance of Different Annual Crops to Different Levels of Banana Shade and Dry Season Weather

Guy Blomme, Jules Ntamwira, Elizabeth Kearsley, Liliane Bahati, Daniel Amini, Nancy Safari, Walter Ocimati
2020 Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems  
Intercropping in small-holder production systems in East and Central Africa is very common and offers potential for significant yield and environmental benefits. However, the reduced light availability under banana canopies constrains the success of the intercrop in banana systems. Determining a balance between the optimal spacing/densities of banana plants with optimized intercrop selection based on their sensitivity and tolerance to shade is imperative. This study, through extensive field
more » ... riments performed in South Kivu, DR Congo investigated the resilience of a wide range of food and forage crops to varying banana shade levels. The same crop species grown as monocrops served as controls. Quantitative yield assessments showed yam, sweet potato, ginger and forage grasses to have a good potential to grow under moderately dense to dense banana fields. Taro, soybean, mucuna, chili, eggplant, and Crotalaria sp. performed well in sparsely spaced banana fields with moderate shading. Cassava and soybean showed limited tolerance to shade. Intercropping in banana systems is also generally confined to the rainy seasons due to the high sensitivity of most annual intercrops to long dry weather in the dry season months. We also thus assessed the sensitivity of chickpea and mucuna to the long dry weather of the dry seasons and found them to have great potential for extending farming production into the dry season. Overall, we show that careful selection and allocation of crops with varying sensitivity to various banana shade levels and dry season weather can potentially increase whole field productivity.
doi:10.3389/fsufs.2020.545926 fatcat:v5jks3fda5du3ndlrd47tx6uu4

The Integration of Shade-Sensitive Annual Crops in Musa spp. Plantations in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jules Ntamwira, Walter Ocimati, Elizabeth Kearsley, Nancy Safari, Liliane Bahati, Daniel Amini, Antoine Kanyenga Lubobo, Boaz Waswa, Guy Blomme
2021 Agronomy  
Small-holder banana fields are often intercropped with various annual crops to optimize land-use in East and Central Africa, a practice severely constrained by light availability under the banana canopy. Light availability is not a major constraint in newly established banana fields, giving a window of opportunity to target light-demanding annual crops before shifting to more shade-tolerant crops. This study investigated the performance of climbing and bush beans and the vegetable amaranth in
more » ... nana fields with varying shade levels across three sites in the South Kivu province, DR Congo. These crops were selected for their highly nutritious and good market value and the added benefit of nitrogen fixation for the legumes. We show that both grain legumes and vegetable amaranth can achieve reasonable yields during a first annual cropping season in newly established banana fields, irrespective of the plant density. Declines in yield occurred during a second cropping season in more densely spaced banana fields (2 × 2 m and 2 × 3 m). A greater decline occurred in amaranth and its cultivation should be limited to the first annual cropping season or to less dense banana fields. The legumes could be extended to a second cropping season with reasonable yield. Significant variability in amaranth and legumes performance was observed across sites, with rapid yield declines occurring under more fertile soil conditions due to fast banana growth/canopy formation and under more vigorous cultivars. The choice of banana spacing will need to be tailored to the banana cultivar, soil conditions and the farmers' objectives.
doi:10.3390/agronomy11020368 fatcat:xfrzsatgprdbxkgcgzi7k5zobm
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