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History, chance and selection during phenotypic and genomic experimental evolution : replaying the tape of life at different levels (2015-02-25) - Journal article
A short review of the distribution of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the central and eastern North Atlantic with an abundance estimate for part of this area (2009) - Journal articleThis paper uses data from 3 programmes: (1) the North Atlantic Sightings Surveys (NASS) surveys undertaken throughout much of the central and eastern North Atlantic north of about 40° N in 1987, 1989, 1995 and 2001; (2) ...
High diving metabolic rate indicated by high-speed transit to depth in negatively buoyant long-finned pilot whales (2017-10-18) - Journal articleTo maximize foraging duration at depth, diving mammals are expected to use the lowest cost optimal speed during descent and ascent transit and to minimize the cost of transport by achieving neutral buoyancy. Here, we ...
Assessing the utility and limitations of accelerometers and machine learning approaches in classifying behaviour during lactation in a phocid seal (2018-10-16) - Journal articleBackground: Classifying behaviour with animal-borne accelerometers is quickly becoming a popular tool for remotely observing behavioural states in a variety of species. Most accelerometry work in pinnipeds has focused on ...
Evaluation of greater wax moth larvae, Galleria mellonella, as a novel in vivo model for non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria infections and antibiotic treatments (2018-04-01) - Journal articlePurpose: To evaluate the suitability of Galleria mellonella larvae as an in vivo model and drug-screening tool for mycobacteria infections. Methodology: Larvae were infected using a range of inoculum sizes from a variety ...