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  • Achieving stable subspace clustering by post-processing generic clustering results 

    Pham, Duc-Son; Arandjelovic, Ognjen; Venkatesh, Svetha (IEEE, 2016-10-31) - Conference item
    We propose an effective subspace selection scheme as a post-processing step to improve results obtained by sparse subspace clustering (SSC). Our method starts by the computation of stable subspaces using a novel random ...
  • Acoustic and ecological investigations into predator-prey interactions between Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and seal and bird predators 

    Cox, Martin James (University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
    1. Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) form aggregations known as swarms that vary greatly in size and density. Six acoustic surveys were conducted as part of multidisciplinary studies at two study sites, the western and ...
  • Acoustic and foraging behavior of a Baird’s beaked whale, Berardius bairdii, exposed to simulated sonar 

    Stimpert, Alison; De Ruiter, Stacy Lynn; Southall, Brandon; Moretti, David; Falcone, Erin; Goldbogen, Jeremy; Friedlaender, Ari; Schorr, Greg; Calambokidis, John (2014-11-13) - Journal article
    Beaked whales are hypothesized to be particularly sensitive to anthropogenic noise, based on previous strandings and limited experimental and observational data. However, few species have been studied in detail. We describe ...
  • Acoustic behaviour of Risso's dolphins, Grampus griseus, in the Canary Islands, Spain 

    Neves, Silvana (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    The Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) is a poorly studied species, particularly with respect to its acoustic behaviour. The little we know about Risso's dolphin acoustics shows that they are an interesting case study given ...
  • Acoustic communication in insect disease vectors 

    Vigoder, Felipe de Mello; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Gibson, Gabriella; Peixoto, Alexandre Afranio (2013-12) - Journal article
    Acoustic signalling has been extensively studied in insect species, which has led to a better understanding of sexual communication, sexual selection and modes of speciation. The significance of acoustic signals for a ...
  • Acoustic investigations on bearded goby and jellyfish in the northern Benguela ecosystem 

    Uumati, Martha (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    Historically the nutrient rich Benguela ecosystem supported large stocks of commercially important fish which sustained the Namibian fishing sector. Recently, non-exploited species i.e. bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) ...
  • Acoustic mechanisms of a species-based discrimination of the chick-a-dee call in sympatric black-capped (Poecile atricapillus) and mountain chickadees (P. gambeli) 

    Guillette, Lauren; Farrell, Tara; Hoeschele, Marisa; Sturdy, Christopher (2010) - Journal article
    Previous perceptual research with black-capped and mountain chickadees has demonstrated that these species treat each other’s namesake chick-a-dee calls as belonging to separate, open-ended categories. Further, the terminal ...
  • Acoustic playback experiments to study behavioral responses of free-ranging marine animals to anthropogenic sound 

    Tyack, Peter Lloyd (2009-12-03) - Journal article
    Growing concern about the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine life has highlighted the need for empirical methods to study behavioral responses of marine animals to specific acoustic exposures. Some effects have been ...
  • Acoustic sequences in non-human animals : a tutorial review and prospectus 

    Kershenbaum, Arik; Blumstein, Dan; Roch, Marie; Akçay, Çaglar; Backus, Gregory; Bee, Mark A.; Bohn, Kirsten; Cao, Yan; Carter, Gerald; Cäsar, Cristiane; Coen, Michael; De Ruiter, Stacy Lynn; Doyle, Laurance; Edelman, Shimon; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Freeberg, Todd M.; Garland, Ellen Clare; Gustison, Morgan; Harley, Heidi E.; Huetz, Chloé; Hughes, Melissa; Bruno, Julia Hyland; Ilany, Amiyaal; Jin, Dezhe Z.; Johnson, Michael; Ju, Chenghui; Karnowski, Jeremy; Lohr, Bernard; Manser, Marta; McCowan, Brenda; Mercado III, Eduardo; Narins, Peter M.; Piel, Alex; Rice, Megan; Salmi, Roberta; Sasahara, Kazutoshi; Sayigh, Laela; Shiu, Yu; Taylor, Charles; Vallejo, Edgar E.; Waller, Sara; Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica (2016-02) - Journal article
    Animal acoustic communication often takes the form of complex sequences, made up of multiple distinct acoustic units. Apart from the well-known example of birdsong, other animals such as insects, amphibians,and mammals ...
  • An acoustical investigation of the concert harp 

    Bell, Alexander J. (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
    This thesis is a report of acoustical research on the concert harp. The harp has an established place in the symphony orchestra and is reacquiring its role as a solo chamber instrument that it had before the development ...
  • ACPQ Special Issue on Elizabeth Anscombe : Editor's Introduction 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016) - Journal item
    Introduction to Special Issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly on The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe
  • Acquiring an economic habitus : the role of calculation in learning ‘the rules of the game' 

    Gulledge, Elizabeth Anne; Roscoe, Philip John; Townley, Barbara (2014) - Conference paper
    Pierre Bourdieu’s classical sociology and the actor network based ‘economization’ literature are often considered contradictory, despite some agreement on the constructed nature of economic man. Through an examination of ...
  • Acquisitions and mergers in Saudi Arabia : reasons and effects 

    Alarfaj, Abdulmohsen H. (University of St Andrews, 1997) - Thesis
    The high scale of acquisition and merger's activity has produced great interest among academic and policy makers alike, resulting in the development of a considerable amount of research on the advantages and disadvantages ...
  • Across the German sea : Scottish commodity exchange, network building and communities in the wider Elbe-Weser region in the early modern period 

    Zickermann, Kathrin (University of St Andrews, 2009) - Thesis
    This thesis analyses the commercial, maritime and military relations between Scotland and the cities and territories in the North Western parts of the Holy Roman Empire during the early modern period; specifically Hamburg, ...
  • ACT : a tool for performance driven evolution of distributed applications 

    Sage, Aled; Kirby, Graham Njal Cameron; Morrison, Ronald (2001) - Conference paper
    There are two main stages to evolving distributed applications in the manner desired by application builders: first deciding which changes are required and when, and second making the changes. Understanding the performance ...
  • Acta and omissions 

    Donald, Alexander Paul (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
    I identify and examine the grounds on which we describe an agent's non-doing as an omission to do X, and a cause of Y. I distinguish between the formal and material aspects of an omission. This is useful in setting aside ...
  • Actin turnover is required for myosin-dependent mitochondrial movements in Arabidopsis root hairs 

    Zheng, Maozhong; Beck, Martina; Muller, Jens; Wang, Xiaohua; Wang, Qinli; Baluska, Frantisek; Logan, David; Samaj, Jozef; Lin, Jinxing (2009-06) - Journal article
    Background: Previous studies have shown that plant mitochondrial movements are myosin-based along actin filaments, which undergo continuous turnover by the exchange of actin subunits from existing filaments. Although earlier ...
  • Acting and understanding 

    Blomberg Stathopoulos, Alexander C. (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis concerns the question of what it is for a subject to act. It answers this question in three steps. The first step is taken by arguing that any satisfactory answer must build on the idea that an action is something ...
  • Actions for Community Employment (ACE) : Barts and The London NHS Trust 

    Sustainable Development Commission (Sustainable Development Commission, 2007-03) - Report
    As part of the Trust's approach to good corporate citizenship, the Actions for Community Employment (ACE) project provides increased employment opportunities for local residents, generating a more representative workforce ...
  • Activation of a synapse weakening pathway by human Val66 but not Met66 pro-brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF) 

    Kailainathan, Sumangali; Piers, Thomas M.; Yi, Jee Hyun; Choi, Seongmin; Fahey, Mark S.; Borger, Eva; Gunn-Moore, Francis James; O'Neill, Laurie; Lever, Michael; Whitcomb, Daniel J.; Cho, Kwangwook; Allen, Shelley J. (2016-02) - Journal article
    This study describes a fundamental functional difference between the two main polymorphisms of the pro-form of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF), providing an explanation as to why these forms have such different ...