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Wildland Fire Season

June 14th, 2012 by Mary Wood

Inciweb updates continuously, tracking fire-related incidents, specifically wildland fires.

Whitewater-Baldy Complex, Gila National Forest, New Mexico, June 2012


A selection of fire-related articles recently published by UC Davis researchers:
Tran NK, Wisner DH, Albertson TE, Cohen S, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri TL, Polage C, Kost GJ.
Multiplex polymerase chain reaction pathogen detecton in patients with suspected septicemia after trauma, emergency, and burn surgery
Surgery. 2012; 151(3):456-63.
Chan JK, Fanucchi MV, Anderson DS, Abid AD, Wallis CD, Dickinson DA, Kumfer BM, Kennedy IM, Wexler AS, Van Winkle LS
Susceptibility to inhaled flame-generated ultrafine soot in neonatal and adult rat lungs

Toxicol Sci. 2011; 124(2):472-86.
AA Oliver, MT Bogan, DB Herbst, RA Dahlgren
Short-term changes in-stream macroinvertebrate communities following a severe fire in the Lake Tahoe basin, California
Hydrobiologia. 2012; doi: 10.1007/s10750-012-1136-7
Yoder MR, Turcotte DL, Rundle JB.
Forest-fire model with natural fire resistance
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2011; 83(4 Pt 2):046118.
HD Safford, JT Stevens, K Merriam, MD Meyer, AM Latimer
Fuel treatment effectiveness in California yellow pine and mixed conifer forests
Forest Ecology and Management. 2012; 274:17-28.
Franzi LM, Bratt JM, Williams KM, Last JA
Why is particulate matter produced by wildfires toxic to lung macrophages?
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2011; 257(2):182-8.
Underwood EC, Viers JH, Quinn JF, North M.
Using topography to meet wildlife and fuels treatment objectives in fire-suppressed landscapes
Environ Manage. 2010; 46(5):809-19.


blog posts Fields and Forests in FlamesWildland Fire Air Quality and Health

NLM site Wildfires

NIH Guide Grants Contracts June 1 Notice

June 4th, 2012 by Mary Wood

Notice of Clarification of Position Statements on Implementation of the Guide

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Notices
NOT-OD-12-112: Clarification of Position Statements on Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition

This June 1 Notice announces that NIH has clarified the Position Statements that it released in December 2011.
NIH is providing clarification after analyzing public comments received regarding the 10 Position Statements that were developed to aid Assured institutions in their implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.   In response to those comments, NIH has clarified Position Statements: 1) Cost, 2) Housing, 2a) Nonhuman Primate Housing, 2c) Rodent Housing and 3) Non-Pharmaceutical-Grade Substances.


OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

Adoption of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition

Position Statements: OLAW Responds to Concerns
These Position Statements describe how OLAW expects Assured institutions to implement the 8th Edition of the Guide. OLAW clarified the Position Statements in May 2012 in response to comments from the public about their understanding of the Position Statements.
For a summary of changes, see the May 2012 Update Summary
Clarification was also added to the related OLAW Frequently Asked Questions : G11, F16, F14, F10 and F4.

Embase is now available for searching at UC Davis

June 1st, 2012 by Bruce Abbott

The Library has recently subscribed to the Embase database from Elsevier.  This resource will primarily be of interest to researchers who are conducting systematic reviews, to those looking for comprehensive drug and pharmaceutical literature, or to those who are interested in journal literature from European, Asian, and African sources not covered in PubMed.  Embase has recently (since 2009) been adding proceedings and meeting abstracts coverage as well.

Link to access from campus network:

Link to access from off-campus via VPN:,

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research and conference abstracts.

Embase contains over 22 million records spanning 1974-present, with over 1 million records added annually. Each record contains the full bibliographic citation, indexing terms, and codes; and 80% of all citations in Embase include author-written abstracts. The Embase journal collection is international with over 7,500 active peer-reviewed journals more than 90 countries.

All MEDLINE records produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are included, as well over 5 million records not covered on MEDLINE.

The library will be offering instruction on Embase in the near future.  There will be additional blog posts and announcements.

Embase has significant help available from the website.  See:

Dealing with Data

June 1st, 2012 by Mary Wood

PLoS Biology May 2012


Dealing with Data: A Case Study on Information and Data Management Literacy
Haendel MA, Vasilevsky NA, Wirz JA (2012)
PLoS Biol 10(5): e1001339. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001339
Article highlighted by the editors of PLoS Biology this week

..References include:

…..NIH Data Sharing Policy
…..Science Special Issue: Dealing with Data 2011, 331(6018):639-806


CDL UC3 Manage your Data
…..Data management plans and DMPTool