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(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - ThesisRiver flow regime is fundamental in determining lotic fish communities and populations, and especially of salmonid fishes. Quantifying the effects of human induced flow alteration on salmonids is a key question for ...
(University of St Andrews, 2014) - ThesisThe waters of the open ocean constitute the largest living space on Earth but despite its obvious significance to the biosphere, the open ocean remains an unexplored frontier. With a regional focus on the Indian Ocean, ...
Anti-predator behaviour in UK tit species : information encoding, predator recognition, and individual variation (University of St Andrews, 2017) - ThesisTo combat the ever-present threat of predation many species produce anti-predator vocalizations and behaviours (mobbing) designed to drive predators away. These vocalizations can encode a predator’s threat level, and ...
Viruses and the interferon (IFN) response : methods to improve production and to rapidly select IFN-sensitive viruses for vaccine development (University of St Andrews, 2017) - ThesisManipulation of a virus’s capacity to circumvent the interferon (IFN) response aids both fundamental studies as well as many practical applications including the design of live-attenuated vaccines. However, these ...
Some factors governing the freshwater development of the Salmo Salar and their influence in limiting the maximum output of migrant smolts (University of St Andrews, 1935-05) - Thesis