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Delphinid echolocation click detection probability on near-seafloor sensors
(2016-09) - Journal article,
The probability of detecting echolocating delphinids on a near-seafloor sensor was estimated using two Monte Carlo simulation methods. One method estimated the probability of detecting a single click (cue counting); the ...
A new approach to estimate fecundity rate from inter-birth intervals
(2017-04) - Journal article,
Accurate estimates of fecundity rate are key to population assessments and effectively direct conservation efforts. We present a new approach to estimate fecundity rate based on the probability of a female giving birth, ...
Cellular stress responses to chronic heat shock and shell damage in temperate Mya truncata
(2018-05-12) - Journal article,
Acclimation, via phenotypic flexibility, is a potential means for a fast response to climate change. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning phenotypic flexibility can provide a fine-scale cellular understanding ...
Aquatic behaviour of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in an increasingly ice-free Arctic
(2018-12-01) - Journal article,
Polar bears are ice-associated marine mammals that are known to swim and dive, yet their aquatic behaviour is poorly documented. Reductions in Arctic sea ice are clearly a major threat to this species, but understanding ...
Body density of humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in feeding aggregations estimated from hydrodynamic gliding performance
(2018-07-12) - Journal article,
Many baleen whales undertake annual fasting and feeding cycles, resulting in substantial changes in their body condition, an important factor affecting fitness. As a measure of lipid-store body condition, tissue density ...
Late paleozoic to early mesozoic provenance record of paleo-pacific subduction beneath South China
(2015-05) - Journal article,
Northeast trending Yong'an Basin, southeast South China Craton, preserves a Permian-Jurassic, marine to continental, siliciclastic-dominated, retroarc foreland basin succession. Modal and detrital zircon data, along with ...
Scotland's eroding heritage : a collaborative response to the impact of climate change
(2017-11-20) - Journal article,
Molecular regionalization of the developing amphioxus neural tube challenges major partitions of the vertebrate brain
(2017-04-19) - Journal article,
All vertebrate brains develop following a common Bauplan defined by anteroposterior (AP) and dorsoventral (DV) subdivisions, characterized by largely conserved differential expression of gene markers. However, it is still ...
Amphioxus sp5 is a member of a conserved SP complement, and is modulated by Wnt/β-catenin signalling
(2017-12-21) - Journal article,
A cluster of three Specificity Protein (Sp) genes (Sp1-4, Sp5 and Sp6-9) is thought to be ancestral in both chordates and the wider Eumetazoa. Sp5 and Sp6-9 gene groups are associated with embryonic growth zones, such as ...
Intraplate orogenesis in response to Gondwana assembly : Kwangsian Orogeny, South China
(2016-04) - Journal article,
In intraplate orogens tectonothermal activity occurs at a site removed from a plate margin and is considered to result from localization of far-field plate-boundary stresses through a combination of pre-existing structural ...