4 Works

Data from: Resource availability and roosting ecology shape reproductive phenology of rain forest insectivorous bats

Elias Nurul-Ain, Rosli Hashim, Tigga Kingston & Hashim Rosli
Bats in temperate and subtropical regions typically synchronize birth of a single young with peaks in resource availability driven by local climate patterns. In tropical rain forest, insects are available throughout the year, potentially allowing departures from seasonal monoestry. However, reproductive energy budgets may be constrained by the cost of commuting to foraging grounds from distant roosts. To test these hypotheses, we simultaneously tracked female reproductive activity of 11 insectivorous bat species, insect biomass, and...

Data from: Brain size evolution in pipefishes and seahorses: the role of feeding ecology, life history and sexual selection

Masahito Tsuboi, Adam Chee Ooi Lim, Boon Leong Ooi, Mei Yee Yip, Ving Ching Chong, Ingrid Ahnesjö & Niclas Kolm
Brain size varies greatly at all taxonomic levels. Feeding ecology, life history and sexual selection have been proposed as key components in generating contemporary diversity in brain size across vertebrates. Analyses of brain size evolution have, however, been limited to lineages where males predominantly compete for mating and females choose mates. Here, we present the first original data set of brain sizes in pipefishes and seahorses (Syngnathidae) a group in which intense female mating competition...

Data from: Monogenean anchor morphometry: systematic value, phylogenetic signal, and evolution

Tsung Fei Khang, Oi Yoon Michelle Soo, Wooi Boon Tan & Lee Hong Susan Lim
Background. Anchors are one of the important attachment appendages for monogenean parasites. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary studies. When combined with morphological and molecular data, analysis of anchor morphometry can potentially answer a wide range of biological questions. Materials and Methods. We used data from anchor morphometry, body size and morphology of 13...

Data from: Factors affecting Japanese retirees’ healthcare service utilisation in Malaysia – a qualitative study

Ayako Kohno, Nik Daliana Nik Farid, Ghazali Musa, Norlaili Abdul Aziz, Takeo Nakayama & Maznah Dahlui
Objective: Living overseas in another culture, the retirees need to adapt to new environment but often this causes difficulties, particularly among the elderly who are having health problems. This study aims to examine factors affecting healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia. Design: We conducted focus group discussions with Japanese retirees and in-depth interviews with government officials, travel agents, hospital managers and Japanese interpreters in the selected private hospitals. Guided by the Andersen Healthcare...

Registration Year

  • 2016

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  • University of Malaya
  • Kyoto University
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Texas Tech University
  • Uppsala University
  • Stockholm University