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Lack of behavioural responses of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) indicate limited effectiveness of sonar mitigation
(2017-11-15) - Journal article,
Exposure to underwater sound can cause permanent hearing loss and other physiological effects in marine animals. To reduce this risk, naval sonars are sometimes gradually increased in intensity at the start of transmission ...
Inter and Intraspecific genomic divergence in Drosophila montana shows evidence for cold adaptation
(2018-08-01) - Journal article,
The genomes of species that are ecological specialists will likely contain signatures of genomic adaptation to their niche. However, distinguishing genes related to ecological specialism from other sources of selection and ...
Cohesion, order and information flow in the collective motion of mixed-species shoals
(2018-12-12) - Journal article,
Despite the frequency with which mixed-species groups are observed in nature, studies of collective behaviour typically focus on single-species groups. Here, we quantify and compare the patterns of interactions between ...
Optical spectroscopic analysis for the discrimination of extra-virgin olive-oil
(SPIE, 2017-01-28) - Conference item,
We present an optical spectroscopic technique, making use of both Raman signals and fluorescence spectroscopy, for the identification of five brands of commercially available extra-virgin olive-oil (EVOO). We demonstrate ...
Modelling harbour seal movements
(Scottish Government, 2017-10-11) - Report,
Branched late-steps of the cytosolic iron-sulphur cluster assembly machinery of Trypanosoma brucei
(2018-10-22) - Journal article,
Fe-S clusters are ubiquitous cofactors of proteins involved in a variety of essential cellular processes. The biogenesis of Fe-S clusters in the cytosol and their insertion into proteins is accomplished through the cytosolic ...
Experience and motivation shape leader-follower interactions in fish shoals
(2017) - Journal article,
Leadership is an important process shaping collective movement in some species. Recent work has demonstrated that experienced or motivated individuals can emerge as leaders, and provides insight into the mechanisms by which ...
Social effects on fruit fly courtship song
(2018-12-10) - Journal article,
Courtship behavior in Drosophila has often been described as a classic innate behavioral repertoire, but more recently extensive plasticity has been described. In particular, prior exposure to acoustic signals of con‐ or ...
Movement and biosonar behavior during prey encounters indicate that male sperm whales switch foraging strategy with depth
(2018-11-28) - Journal article,
Despite their apex predator role, relatively little is known about the foraging strategies that deep-diving marine mammals employ to target prey resources available at different depths with different costs of access. Using ...
Culturally transmitted song exchange between humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the southeast Atlantic and southwest Indian Ocean basins
(2018-11) - Journal article,
In migratory marine species, investigating population connectivity and structure can be challenging given barriers to dispersal are less evident and multiple factors may influence individual movement patterns. Male humpback ...