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  • Before the first supernova : combined effects of H II regions and winds on molecular clouds 

    Dale, J.E.; Ngoumou, J.; Ercolano, B.; Bonnell, I.A. (2014-07-21) - Journal article
    We model the combined effects of photoionization and momentum-driven winds from O-stars on molecular clouds spanning a parameter space of initial conditions. The dynamical effects of the winds are very modest. However, in ...
  • Before The Sheik : Rudolph Valentino and Sexual Melancholia 

    Girelli, Elisabetta (2015-11-07) - Journal article
    Once he was cast as the powerful, yet sexually-on-display Ahmed Ben Hassan in The Sheik (George Melford, 1921), Rudolph Valentino rose to super-stardom, the bearer of a conflicted image defined by a fragmented patriarchal ...
  • Begging, stealing, and offering : food transfer in nonhuman primates 

    Brown, Gillian Ruth; Almond, REA; van Bergen, Y (2004-12) - Journal article
  • Beginning all over again : a metaxological natural theology of the arts 

    Brewer, Christopher R. (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    Following Russell Re Manning, I acknowledge the diversity and persistence of natural theology. Going further than Re Manning, however, I propose a 5-type taxonomy stretching from natural theology as natural religion to ...
  • Behavioral evidence of thermal stress from overheating in UK breeding gray seals 

    Twiss, S D; Wright, N C; Dunstone, N; Redman, P; Moss, S; Pomeroy, P P (2002-04) - Journal article
    Gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) in the UK exhibit clear preferences for pupping close to pools of water on inland breeding sites. The reasons for this are unclear as seals are thought to derive all their water requirements ...
  • Behavioral observation of xenopus tadpole swimming for neuroscience labs 

    Li, Wenchang; Wagner, Monica Anne; Porter, Nicola Jean (2014) - Journal article
    Neuroscience labs benefit from reliable, easily - monitored neural responses mediated by well - studied neural pathways . Xenopus laevis tadpoles have been used as a simple vertebrate model preparation in motor control ...
  • Behaviour and burnout in medical students 

    Cecil, Joanne Elizabeth; McHale, Calum Thomas; Hart, Jo; Laidlaw, Anita Helen (2014-08-25) - Journal article
    Background: Burnout is prevalent in doctors and can impact on job dissatisfaction and patient care. In medical students, burnout is associated with poorer self-rated health; however, it is unclear what factors influence ...
  • The behaviour and ecology of domestic cats (Felis catus L.) 

    Panaman, Roger (University of St Andrews, 1984) - Thesis
    This thesis is a reconnaissance of the behavioural ecology of domestic cats. The principal subjects were two groups of farm cats. There was also a group of captive cats and a house cat. The study differs from all previous ...
  • Behavioural adjustment in response to increased predation risk : a study in three duck species 

    Zimmer, Cedric; Boos, Mathieu; Bertrand, Frederic; Robin, Jean-Patrice; Petit, Odile (2011-04-20) - Journal article
    Predation directly triggers behavioural decisions designed to increase immediate survival. However, these behavioural modifications can have long term costs. There is therefore a trade-off between antipredator behaviours ...
  • A behavioural analysis of "choking" in self-paced skills 

    Jackson, Robin C. (University of St Andrews, 1998) - Thesis
    This thesis is about "choking" in self-paced skills. Choking refers to ''the occurrence of inferior performance despite striving and incentives for superior performance" (Baumeister and Steinhilber, 1986, p. 361). ...
  • Behavioural changes of a long-ranging diver in response to oceanographic conditions 

    Photopoulos, Theoni (2007) - Thesis
    The development of an animal-borne instrument that can record oceanographic measurements (CTD-SRDL) has enabled the collection of oceanographic data at a scale relevant to the counterpart behavioural data, both in time and ...
  • The behavioural ecology of the Trinidadian guppy, Poecilia reticulata, as an invasive species 

    Deacon, Amy E. (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis focuses on the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, as an invasive species. Its non-native distribution, the biology behind its success and the reasons for its introduction are examined. A worldwide email survey revealed ...
  • Behavioural investigation of the role of caudal thalamic reticular nucleus in attention 

    Petrof, Iraklis (University of St Andrews, 2007-11) - Thesis
    The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), and especially its caudal, sensory-related, half (cTRN), has been hypothesised for years to be at the very heart of thalamic sensory processing modulation, and attentional processes ...
  • A behavioural model of choice in the presence of decision conflict 

    Gerasimou, Georgios (University of St Andrews, 2013-05) - Working or discussion paper
    This paper proposes a model of choice that does not assume completeness of the decision maker’s preferences. The model explains in a natural way, and within a unified framework choice when preference-incomparable options ...
  • Behavioural phenotyping of mice with genetic alterations of the GABA[subscript A] receptor 

    Foister, Nicola (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-23) - Thesis
    GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system. GABA[subscript A]Rs are multimeric transmembrane receptors, which are composed of 5 subunits. It is known that there are 19 subunits that can make ...
  • Behavioural responses to neighbourhood reputations 

    Permentier, M; Van Ham, Maarten; Bolt, G (2007-06) - Journal article
    Most research on the effect of neighbourhood reputations focuses on the influence on attitudes and behaviour of non-residents. Much less attention is paid to the possible effects of a poor neighbourhood reputation on ...
  • A behaviourally related developmental switch in nitrergic modulation of locomotor rhythmogenesis in larval Xenopus tadpoles 

    Currie, Stephen Paul; Combes, Denis; Scott, Nicholas William; Simmers, John; Sillar, Keith Thomas (2016-03-18) - Journal article
    Locomotor control requires functional flexibility to support an animal’s full behavioural repertoire. This flexibility is partly endowed by neuromodulators, allowing neural networks to generate a range of motor output ...
  • Behind and beyond a theorem on groups related to trivalent graphs 

    Havas, George; Robertson, Edmund F.; Sutherland, Dale C. (2008-12) - Journal article
    In 2006 we completed the proof of a five-part conjecture that was made in 1977 about a family of groups related to trivalent graphs. This family covers all 2-generator, 2-relator groups where one relator specifies that a ...
  • Being a postgraduate student of James K. Cameron 

    Gordon, Bruce (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2012-06-01) - Journal article
    Bruce Gordon recounts how his time spent as a student of James Cameron effectively shaped him as a scholar. Central to this was the need for breadth – to strive to understand the whole of the temporal and spatial sphere ...
  • Being art - a study in ontology 

    Weh, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2007-06) - Thesis
    I present and defend a two-category ontology of art. The basic idea of it is that singular artworks are physical objects, whereas multiple artworks are types of which there can be tokens in the form of performances, ...