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Experimental evidence for the effect of small wind turbine proximity and operation on bird and bat activity
(2012-07-30) - Journal article,
The development of renewable energy technologies such as wind turbines forms a vital part of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Although large wind farms generate the majority of wind energy, the small ...
Spatial variability in condition of southern rock lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) at the start of the Tasmanian fishing season
(2016-11-15) - Journal article,
The southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) industry in Australia favours red lobsters, which are usually caught in shallow waters, over paler (brindle) lobsters. This preference is driven partly by the Chinese market, ...
Concentration of perfluorinated compounds and cotinine in human foetal organs, placenta, and maternal plasma
(2017-10-15) - Journal article,
Background: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are bio-accumulative pollutants, and prenatal exposure to PFASs is believed to impact human foetal development and may have long-term adverse health effects later in life. ...
Incorporating animal movement into distance sampling
(2017-09-08) - Journal article,
Distance sampling is a popular statistical method to estimate the density of wild animal populations. Conventional distance sampling represents animals as fixed points in space that are detected with an unknown probability ...
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 ...
Open population maximum likelihood spatial capture-recapture
(2017-09-04) - Journal article,
Open population capture-recapture models are widely used to estimate population demographics and abundance over time. Bayesian methods exist to incorporate open population modelling with spatial capture-recapture, allowing ...
The dangerous battles over sex and gender
(2017-12) - Journal item,
The relation between R. A. Fisher’s sexy-son hypothesis and W. D. Hamilton’s greenbeard effect
(2018-05-03) - Journal article,
Recent years have seen a growing interest in the overlap between the theories of kin selection and sexual selection. One potential overlap is with regards to whether R. A. Fisher's “sexy‐son” hypothesis, concerning the ...
A structured population model of clonal selection in acute leukemias with multiple maturation stages
(University of St Andrews, 2018-09-28) - Working or discussion paper,
Recent progress in genetic techniques has shed light on the complex coevolution of malignant cell clones in leukemias. However, several aspects of clonal selection still remain unclear. In this paper, we present a ...
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 ...