10 Works

Drakaea glyptodon nuclear microsatellite and chloroplast haplotype data

Dorset Trapnell, Patrick Smallwood, Kingsley Dixon & Ryan Phillips
Many orchids are characterized by small, patchily distributed populations. Resolving how they persist is important for understanding the ecology of this hyper-diverse family, many members of which are of conservation concern. Ten populations of the common terrestrial orchid Drakaea glyptodon from Southwest Australia were genotyped with ten nuclear and five chloroplast SSR markers. Levels and partitioning of genetic variation, and effective population sizes (Ne), were estimated. Spatial genetic structure of nuclear diversity, together with chloroplast...

The Hydroperoxyl Radical Scavenging Activity of Sulfuretin: Insights from Theory

Quan Vo, Nguyen Thi Hoa, Do Thi My Hang, Do Phu Hieu, Huynh Van Truong, Loc Phuoc Hoang & Adam Mechler
This dataset contains data from the calculations described in the paper: “Nguyen Thi Hoa, Do Thi My Hang, Do Phu Hieu, Huynh Van Truong, Loc Phuoc Hoang, Adam Mechler and Quan V. Vo*. (2021), The Hydroperoxyl Radical Scavenging Activity of Sulfuretin: Insights from Theory. Royal Society Open Science. 2021. The thermodynamic and kinetic calculations were applied to evaluate the HOO· radical scavenging activity of sulfuretin (SFR) in the gas phase and solvents (water and pentyl...

Fire, drought and flooding rains: the effect of climatic extremes on bird species’ responses to time since fire

Jemima Connell, Mark Hall, Dale Nimmo, Simon Watson & Michael Clarke
Aim: Climatic extremes and fire affect ecosystems across the globe, yet our understanding of how species are influenced by the interaction of these broad-scale ecological drivers is poorly understood. Using a ten-year dataset, we tested how extreme drought and rainfall interacted with time since fire (TSF) to shape bird species’ distributions. Location: Semi-arid mallee woodlands of south-eastern Australia. Methods: We quantified the effects of climatic extremes on bird species’ occurrence, species richness and incidence at...

Rural and regional mobilities: exploring the impact of (im)mobilities on rural and regional communities [summary report]

David Radford, Raelene Wilding, Anthony Moran & Martina Boese

Fire and functional traits: using functional groups of birds and plants to guide management in fire-prone, heathy woodland ecosystem

Frederick Rainsford
Aim: Many dry forests and woodlands worldwide are fire-prone and support bird and plant communities shaped by fire. Changes in fire regimes, including the time between fires, have important implications for population trajectories. We studied the responses of bird and plant communities of heathy woodlands to time since the last fire, a key measure underpinning fire management, to evaluate whether current management strategies will enhance conservation of multiple taxa. Location: Otway Ranges, south-eastern Australia. Methods:...

Data from: Riparian hunting spiders do not rely on aquatic subsidies from intermittent alpine streams

Andre Siebers, Amael Paillex & Christopher Robinson
Drying in alpine streams might decrease aquatic-terrestrial trophic linkages by reducing terrestrial predation on aquatic prey. We tested this hypothesis by investigating whether a common riparian predator (hunting spiders) in alpine environments assimilated a lower proportion of aquatic prey with increasing stream intermittency. We used high temporal-resolution data from electrical resistance sensors to map patterns of naturally-occurring flow intermittency across 30 headwater streams of Val Roseg, a glacierized catchment in the Swiss Alps. We collected...

Teacher Targeted Bullying and Harassment by Students and Parents: The East Coast Project

Paulina Billett, Kristina Turner, Dona Martin & rochelle fogelgarn

Sequence-based genome-wide association study of individual milk mid-infrared wavenumbers in mixed-breed dairy cattle

Kathryn Tiplady, Thomas Lopdell, Edwardo Reynolds, Richard Sherlock, Michael Keehan, Thomas Johnson, Jennie Pryce, Stephen Davis, Richard Spelman, Bevin Harris, Dorian Garrick & Mathew Littlejohn
Fourier-transform mid-infrared (FT-MIR) spectroscopy provides a high-throughput and inexpensive method for predicting milk composition and other novel traits from milk samples. Whilst there have been many genome-wide association studies (GWAS) conducted on FT-MIR predicted traits, there have been few GWAS for individual FT-MIR wavenumbers. Here we examine associations between genomic regions and individual FT-MIR wavenumber phenotypes within a population of 38,085 mixed-breed New Zealand dairy cattle with imputed whole-genome sequence. GWAS were conducted for each...

Changes in participant behaviour and attitudes are associated with knowledge and skills gained by using a turtle conservation citizen science app

Claudia Santori, Ryan J. Keith, Camilla M. Whittington, Mike B. Thompson, James U. Van Dyke & Ricky-John Spencer
Citizen science has become a popular way to collect biodiversity data and engage the wider public in scientific research. It has the potential to improve the knowledge and skills of participants, and positively change their behaviour and attitude towards the environment. Citizen science outcomes are particularly valuable for wildlife conservation, as they could help alleviate human impacts on the environment. We used an online questionnaire to investigate the consequences of participating in an Australian turtle...

Opposing community assembly patterns for dominant and non-dominant plant species in herbaceous ecosystems globally

Carlos Alberto Arnillas, Elizabeth Borer, Eric Seabloom, Juan Alberti, Selene Baez, Jonathon Bakker, Elizabeth Boughton, Yvonne Buckley, Miguel Bugalho, Ian Donohue, John Dwyer, Jennifer Firn, Riley Gridzak, Nicole Hagenah, Yann Hautier, Aveliina Helm, Anke Jentsch, , Kimberly Komatsu, Lauri Laanisto, Ramesh Laungani, Rebecca McCulley, Joslin Moore, John Morgan, Pablo Peri … & Marc Cadotte
Biotic and abiotic factors interact with dominant plants —the locally most frequent or with the largest coverage— and non-dominant plants differently, partially because dominant plants modify the environment where non-dominant plants grow. For instance, if dominant plants compete strongly, they will deplete most resources, forcing non-dominant plants into a narrower niche space. Conversely, if dominant plants are constrained by the environment, they might not exhaust available resources but instead may ameliorate environmental stressors that usually...

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  • 2021

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  • La Trobe University
  • Western Sydney University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
  • University of Washington
  • University of Pretoria
  • Archbold Biological Station
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
  • Murdoch University
  • Estonian University of Life Sciences