26 Works

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Aeolian TL collection

Tim Cohen, Xiao Fu, Paul Hesse, David Price, Xue Rui, Rosaria Saktura, Henry Munack & Alexandru Codilean
Database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for aeolian sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.

Changes in measures of cognitive function in patients with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis and the effect of dialysis vintage: A longitudinal cohort study

Karumathil Murali, Judy Mullan, Steven Roodenrys, Hicham I Cheikh Hassan & Maureen Lonergan
Introduction: Prevalence of cognitive impairment increases with worsening severity of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the majority of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients on dialysis have cognitive impairment. Trends of cognitive function (CF) in this population are less well known with published studies reporting conflicting results. Methods: We assessed CF in a cohort of non-dialysis CKD and ESKD patients undergoing dialysis using modified mini-mental state examination (3MS), trail-making test (TMT-A & B) scores and Stroop...

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Aeolian OSL collection

Tim Cohen, Xiao Fu, Paul Hesse, Xue Rui, Rosaria Saktura, Henry Munack & Alexandru Codilean
Database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for aeolian sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Fluvial TL collection

Tim Cohen, Wanchese Saktura, John Jansen, David Price, Xue Rui, Rosaria Saktura, Henry Munack & Alexandru Codilean
Database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for fluvial sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine TL collection

Tim Cohen, Xiao Fu, David Price, Xue Rui, Rosaria Saktura, Henry Munack & Alexandru Codilean
Database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for lacustrine sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.

Experimental admixture among geographically disjunct populations of an invasive plant yields a global mosaic of reproductive incompatibility and heterosis

Ramona E. Irimia, José L. Hierro, Soraia Branco, Gastón Sotes, Lohengrin A. Cavieres, Özkan Eren, Christopher J. Lortie, Kristine French, Ragan M. Callaway & Daniel Montesinos
1. Invasive species have the ability to rapidly adapt in the new regions where they are introduced. Classic evolutionary theory predicts that the accumulation of genetic differences over time in allopatric isolation may lead to reproductive incompatibilities resulting in decreases in reproductive success and, eventually, to speciation. However, experimental evidence for this theoretical prediction in the context of invasive species is lacking. We aimed to test for the potential of allopatry to determine reproductive success...

Measuring Acculturation and Health of Indian Women Living in Australia (MAHILA) study questionnaire

Cathy O'Callaghan, Uday Narayan Yadav, Sudha Natarajan, Saroja Srinivasan & Ritin Fernandez
Background: Numerous chronic conditions, such as coronary health diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and mental health conditions often occur in combinations that deteriorate the quality of life of the people and pose economic challenges to the country’s health system. Multimorbidity prevalence varies globally due to various biological and social risk factors which can be accentuated or mitigated for populations in migration. This study investigated the prevalence and predictors of multimorbidity amongst a group of migrant...

Behavioural plasticity in a native species is related to foraging resilience in the presence of an aggressive invader

Marian Wong, Melinda Keiller, Laura Lopez & Kai Paijmans
Competition between invasive and native species can result in exploitation of resources by the invader, reducing foraging rates of natives. However, it is increasingly recognised that multiple factors can enhance the resilience of native species competing for limiting resources with invaders. Although extensively studied in terrestrial species, little research has focused on behavioural plasticity in the aquatic realm and how this influences native species resilience. Here we examined the role of behavioural plasticity in interactions...

Consideration of food and nutrition in blue economy voluntary commitments

Anna Farmery
Increasing the production of food from the ocean is seen as a pathway towards more sustainable and healthier human diets. Yet this potential is being overshadowed by competing uses of ocean resources in an accelerating ‘blue economy’. The current emphasis on production growth, rather than equitable distribution of benefits, has created three unexamined or flawed assumptions that: growth in the blue economy will lead to growth in blue food production; increased production will inevitably lead...

Dehydrated males are less likely to dive into the mating pool

Christopher Friesen, Emily Uhrig & Robert Mason
The hydration state of animals vying for reproductive success may have implications for the tempo and mode of sexual selection, which may be salient in populations that experience increasing environmental fluctuations in water availability. Using red-sided garter snakes as a model system, we tested the effect of water supplementation on courtship, mating behavior, and copulatory plug (CP) production during a drought year. Over three days of mating trials, water-supplemented males (WET males, n = 45)...

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine OSL collection

Tim Cohen, Xiao Fu, Xue Rui, Rosaria Saktura, Henry Munack & Alexandru Codilean
Database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for lacustrine sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Denudation Global collection

Alexandru Codilean & Henry Munack

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch OSL collection

Wanchese Saktura, Henry Munack, Alexandru Codilean, Zenobia Jacobs, Alan Williams & Sean Ulm

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch TL collection

Wanchese Saktura, Henry Munack, Alexandru Codilean, Zenobia Jacobs, Alan Williams & Sean Ulm

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Denudation Australian collection

Alexandru Codilean & Henry Munack

Differential geographic patterns in song components of male Albert’s lyrebirds

Fiona Backhouse, Anastasia Dalziell, Robert Magrath, Aaron Rice, Taylor Crisologo & Justin Welbergen
Geographic variation in bird song has received much attention in evolutionary studies, yet few consider components within songs that may be subject to different constraints and follow different evolutionary trajectories. Here we quantify patterns of geographic variation in the socially-transmitted ‘whistle’ song of Albert’s lyrebirds (Menura alberti), an oscine passerine renowned for its remarkable vocal abilities. Albert’s lyrebirds are confined to narrow stretches of suitable habitat, allowing us to map likely paths of cultural transmission...

Reproductive control via the threat of eviction in the clown anemonefish

Theresa Rueger, Tina Barbasch, Marian Wong, Maya Scrinivasan, Geoffrey Jones & Peter Buston
In social groups, high reproductive skew is predicted to arise when the reproductive output of a group is limited, and dominant individuals can suppress subordinate reproductive efforts. Reproductive suppression is often assumed to occur via overt aggression or the threat of eviction. It is unclear, however, whether the threat of eviction alone is sufficient to induce reproductive restraint by subordinates.Here,we test two assumptions of the restraint model of reproductive skew by investigating whether resource limitation...

Wing interference patterns of Chrysomya blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

Nathan Butterworth, Thomas White, Phillip Byrne & James Wallman
Wing interference patterns (WIPs) are stable structural colours displayed on insect wings which are only visible at specific viewing geometries and against certain backgrounds. These patterns are widespread among flies and wasps, and growing evidence suggests that they may function as species- and sex-specific mating cues in a range of taxa. As such, it is expected that WIPs should differ between species and show clear sexual dimorphisms. However, the true extent to which WIPs vary...

Data from: Patterns of flammability after a sequence of mixed-severity wildfire in dry eucalypt forests of southern Australia

James W. Barker, Owen F. Price & Meaghan E. Jenkins
Fire severity is the impact of a fire on the landscape, particularly the physical impact on vegetation. Previous studies have established that the severity of a fire can be influenced by the severity of previous fires. Many of these studies were conducted in mixed-conifer forests, while little is known of this process in temperate eucalypt forests. Barker and Price (2018) found that high severity fire promotes high severity fire in eucalypt forests, but how is...

Mangrove sinkholes (cenotes) of the Yucatan Peninsula, a global hotspot of carbon sequestration

Maria Fernanda Adame, Nadia Santini, Olmo Torres-Talamante & Kerrylee Rogers
Mangroves are amongst the most carbon-dense ecosystems on the Planet. The capacity of mangrove forests to accumulate carbon has been assessed and reported at regional, national and global scales. However, small-scale sampling is still revealing ‘hot spots’ of carbon accumulation. This study reports one of these “hotspots” with one of the largest-recorded carbon stocks in the sinkholes (cenotes) of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. We assessed soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks from deep soils (1 to...

Postcopulatory sexual selection as a driver of sex- and population-specific kidney mass in garter snakes?

Christopher Friesen, Robert Mason & Emily Uhrig
In lizards and snakes, the kidneys produce seminal fluid in addition to having osmoregulatory functions. Therefore, in response to polyandry, kidney mass should be under selection regimes like those influencing testes. Male red-sided garter snakes deposit a kidney-derived copulatory plug that functions in sperm competition. We first tested for intersexual differences in kidney mass and allometry in one population and found that males had kidneys twice as heavy as those of females, consistent with stronger...

Genetic relatedness in social groups of the emerald coral goby Paragobiodon xanthosoma creates potential for weak kin selection

Theresa Rueger, Peter Buston, Steven Bogdanowicz & Marian Wong
The explanation for why animals form social groups that include breeders and non-breeders is an evolutionary puzzle with some parts yet unsolved. Ecological constraints explain why non-breeders do not disperse to breed on their own, while social constraints explain why they do not contest to breed at home. Often kin selection explains why non-breeders behave cooperatively. Originally kin selection was assumed to play no role in social evolution in organisms with dispersive larval phases, such...

Gouldian finch metabolic data for Buttemer et al. 2021 jeb242577

William Buttemer
Evidence from a number of species suggests behaviours associated with social rank are positively correlated with metabolic rate. These studies, however, are based on metabolic measurements of isolated individuals, thereby ignoring potential effects of social interactions on metabolic rates. Here, we characterised three pertinent metabolic indices in the two predominant genetic colour morphs of the Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae): diurnal resting metabolic rate (RMR), nocturnal basal metabolic rate (BMR), and exercise-induced maximal metabolic rate (MMR)....

Exercise training has morph-specific effects on telomere, body condition and growth dynamics in a color-polymorphic lizard

Christopher Friesen, Wilson Wilson, Nicky Rollings, Joanna Sudyka, Mathieu Giraudeau, Camilla Whittington & Mats Olsson
Alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs) are correlated suites of sexually selected traits that are likely to impose differential physiological costs on different individuals. While moderate activity might be beneficial, animals living in the wild often work at the margins of their resources and performance limits. Individuals using ARTs may have divergent capacities for activity. When pushed beyond their respective capacities, they may experience condition loss, oxidative stress, and molecular damage that must be repaired with limited...

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch Radiocarbon collection

Wanchese Saktura, Henry Munack, Alexandru Codilean, Rachel Wood, Fiona Petchey, Zenobia Jacobs, Alan Williams & Sean Ulm

Registration Year

  • 2021
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Affiliations

  • University of Wollongong
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  • Oregon State University
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  • University of Sydney
    2
  • Cornell University
    2
  • Boston University
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  • University of Montana
    1
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    1
  • Australian National University
    1
  • University of Maine
    1
  • University of Gothenburg
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