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Towards population-level conservation in the critically endangered Antarctic blue whale: the number and distribution of their populations
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
Population-level conservation is required to prevent biodiversity loss within a species, but it first necessitates determining the number and distribution of populations. Many whale populations are still depleted due to ...
High-Resolution Coproecology: Using Coprolites to Reconstruct the Habits and Habitats of New Zealand’s Extinct Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus)
(Public Library of Science, 2012)
Knowledge about the diet and ecology of extinct herbivores has important implications for understanding the evolution of plant defence structures, establishing the influences of herbivory on past plant community structure ...
Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
Late Quaternary megafauna extinctions impoverished mammalian diversity worldwide. The causes of these extinctions in Australia are most controversial but essential to resolve, because this continent-wide event presaged ...
Southern extensions for Holocene records of Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) and New Zealand musk duck (Biziura delautouri) in New Zealand
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2014)
Contemplating the future: acting now on long-term monitoring to answer 2050’s questions
(John Wiley & Sons, 2015-01-07)
In 2050, which aspects of ecosystem change will we regret not having measured? Long-term monitoring plays a crucial part in managing Australia's natural environment because time is a key factor underpinning changes in ...
Surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry using ordered silicon nanopillar arrays
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-09-22)
Surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (SALDI-MS) is ideally suited for the highthroughput analysis of small molecules in bodily fluids (e.g. saliva, urine, and blood plasma). A key application ...
Effects of black tea on body composition and metabolic outcomes related to cardiovascular disease risk: a randomized controlled trial
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-04-12)
There is increasing evidence that tea and its non-caffeine components (primarily flavonoids) contribute to cardiovascular health. Randomized controlled trials have shown that tea can improve cardiovascular disease risk ...
Spatial variation and survival of Salmonella enterica subspecies in a population of Australian sleepy lizards (Tiliqua rugosa)
(American Society for Microbiology, 2015-06-19)
The life cycles of many enteric bacterial species require a transition between two very distinct environments. Their primary habitat is the gastrointestinal tract of the host, while their secondary habitat, during transmission ...
Meiotic Recombination in Neurospora crassa Proceeds by Two Pathways with Extensive Holliday Junction Migration
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Analysis of thousands of Δmsh-2 octads using our fluorescent recombination system indicates that, as in other filamentous fungi, symmetric heteroduplex is common in the his-3 region of Neurospora crassa. Symmetric heteroduplex ...
Reducing Risk of Salmonellosis through Egg Decontamination Processes
Eggs have a high nutritional value and are an important ingredient in many food products. Worldwide foodborne illnesses, such as salmonellosis linked to the consumption of eggs and raw egg products, are a major public ...