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Barton College is a private liberal arts college located in Wilson, North Carolina. Barton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the NC Association of Colleges and Universities; the NC Department of Public Instruction; the NC Board of Nursing; and the Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.There are currently 1,189 students on campus, with an average 11:1 student-faculty ratio. In August 2006 Barton College was named a "Best Southeastern College” for 2006 by Princeton Review. Wikipedia.

Brenton A.,Barton College
Climate Policy | Year: 2013

The concept of 'Great Powers' extends well beyond its nineteenth century origins to current business in, for example, the EU, the UN Security Council, and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Such core groups can be crucial to finding agreement in complex and fractured negotiations. Climate change was not initially seen as an issue for the Great Power-type architecture. The problem was of universal concern, requiring universal involvement. Moreover, climate's natural great powers (the EU, the US, China, Japan, Russia, Brazil, India, and Canada) split into three antagonistic camps: the EU pressing for sharp emissions reductions; the US, with the other developed powers, much more cautious; and China, India, and Brazil determined that action should be confined to the developed world. These divisions contributed hugely to the ineffectiveness of both the 1992 Rio convention and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. In addition, as non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; particularly Chinese) emissions fast outgrew OECD emissions, their exclusion from any constraint became visibly untenable. So, from 2005 on, the Great Powers began to meet more closely in what became the Major Economies Forum. That cooperation contributed significantly to the 2009 Copenhagen Accord. The climate problem is of course far from being solved, but maintaining Great Power cooperation will be crucial to further progress. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Johnstone R.A.,University of Cambridge | Rodrigues A.M.M.,University of Cambridge | Rodrigues A.M.M.,Barton College
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences | Year: 2016

In this paper, we draw the attention of biologists to a result from the economic literature, which suggests that when individuals are engaged in a communal activity of benefit to all, selection may favour cooperative sharing of resources even among non-relatives. Provided that group mem- bers all invest some resources in the public good, they should refrain from conflict over the division of these resources. The reason is that, given dimin- ishing returns on investment in public and private goods, claiming (or ceding) a greater share of total resources only leads to the actor (or its competitors) investing more in the public good, such that the marginal costs and benefits of investment remain in balance. This cancels out any indi- vidual benefits of resource competition. We illustrate how this idea may be applied in the context of biparental care, using a sequential game in which parents first compete with one another over resources, and then choose how to allocate the resources they each obtain to care of their joint young (public good) versus their own survival and future reproductive success (private good). We show that when the two parents both invest in care to some extent, they should refrain from any conflict over the division of resources. The same effect can also support asymmetric outcomes in which one parent competes for resources and invests in care, whereas the other does not invest but refrains from competition. The fact that the caring parent gains higher fitness pay-offs at these equilibria suggests that abandoning a partner is not always to the latter’s detriment, when the potential for resource competition is taken into account, but may instead be of benefit to the ‘abandoned’ mate. © 2016 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.

Rodrigues A.M.M.,University of Cambridge | Rodrigues A.M.M.,Barton College | Gardner A.,University of St. Andrews
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences | Year: 2015

Local mate competition (LMC) occurs when male relatives compete for mating opportunities, and this may favour the evolution of female-biased sex allocation. LMC theory is among the most well developed and empirically supported topics in behavioural ecology, clarifies links between kin selection, group selection and game theory, and provides among the best quantitative evidence for Darwinian adaptation in the natural world. Two striking invariants arise from this body of work: the number of sons produced by each female is independent of both female fecundity and also the rate of female dispersal. Both of these invariants have stimulated a great deal of theoretical and empirical research. Here, we show that both of these invariants break down when variation in female fecundity and limited female dispersal are considered in conjunction. Specifically, limited dispersal of females following mating leads to local resource competition (LRC) between female relatives for breeding opportunities, and the daughters of high-fecundity mothers experience such LRC more strongly than do those of low-fecundity mothers. Accordingly, high-fecundity mothers are favoured to invest relatively more in sons, while low-fecundity mothers are favoured to invest relatively more in daughters, and the overall sex ratio of the population sex ratio becomes more female biased as a result. © 2014 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.

Latif S.,P.A. College | Lekshmi A.,Barton College
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research | Year: 2015

Doubly-fed induction generators are commonly used by the wind turbine industry which makes use of large wind turbines for power generation. The major advantage of the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG), which has made it popular, is that the power electronic equipment has to handle only a fraction (20- 30%) of the total system power. Control of the DFIG is more complicated than the control of a standard induction machine. In this paper a DFIG is modeled in SEQUEL software, which aids for real time and hardware in loop simulation exercises along with offline simulation. Controlling the slip to a range of ± 0.25 the d-q axis model of DFIG is developed so as to enable control of active and reactive powers. © Research India Publications.

BANE S.M.,Barton College
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology | Year: 2015

Many women who are breastfeeding also want to participate in exercise, but have concerns about the safety of their newborn. The following chapter reviews issues related to postpartum exercise and lactation. The goals of the chapter are to help clinicians understand the benefits of exercise, examine the impact of postpartum exercise on breastfeeding, and provide practical recommendations for exercise during the postpartum period in women who are breastfeeding. © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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