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Simulating shifts in taxonomic and functional β-diversity of ray-finned fishes : probing the Mariana disaster (2018-10-17) - Journal articleEnvironmental catastrophes may precipitate local species extinctions, hence altering community composition (i.e., β-diversity) at the regional scale. Assessments of the impacts of such disturbance may be hindered by the ...
(2018-10-10) - Journal articleNon-human primate neuroimaging is a rapidly growing area of research that promises to transform and scale translational and cross-species comparative neuroscience. Unfortunately, the technological and methodological advances ...
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 ...