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Data from: Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age

Sheri L. Johnson, Sylvia Zellhuber-McMillan, Joanne Gillum, Jessica Dunleavy, Jonathan P. Evans, Shinichi Nakagawa & Neil J. Gemmell
Models of aging predict that sperm function and fertility should decline with age as sperm are exposed to free radical damage and mutation accumulation. However, theory also suggests that mating with older males should be beneficial for females because survival to old age is a demonstration of a male’s high genetic and/or phenotypic quality. Consequently, declines in sperm fitness may be offset by indirect fitness benefits exhibited in offspring. While numerous studies have investigated age-based...

Data from: Livestock grazing reinforces the competitive exclusion of small-bodied birds by large aggressive birds

James Val, David J. Eldridge, Samantha K. Travers & Ian Oliver
1.Grazing by domestic livestock is sometimes promoted as a management tool to benefit biodiversity. In many situations, however, it can produce negative outcomes. 2.Here we examine the impacts of recent and historic livestock grazing on bird communities in the semi-arid woodlands in eastern Australia, testing the notion that grazing removes the suppressive effect of structurally complex vegetation on miners, thereby reducing the richness and abundance of small birds. 3.We used time- and area-limited searches of...

Data from: Zinc is a potent and specific inhibitor of IFN-λ3 signalling

Scott A. Read, Kate S. O'Connor, Vijay Suppiah, Chantelle L. E. Ahlenstiel, Stephanie Obeid, Kristina M. Cook, Anthony Cunningham, Mark W. Douglas, Philip J. Hogg, David Booth, Jacob George & Golo Ahlenstiel
Lambda interferons (IFNL, IFN-λ) are pro-inflammatory cytokines important in acute and chronic viral infection. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms rs12979860 and rs8099917 within the IFNL gene locus predict hepatitis C virus (HCV) clearance, as well as inflammation and fibrosis progression in viral and non-viral liver disease. The underlying mechanism, however, is not defined. Here we show that the rs12979860 CC genotype correlates with increased hepatic metallothionein expression through increased systemic zinc levels. Zinc interferes with IFN-λ3 binding to...

Data from: Particle-association lifestyle is a phylogenetically conserved trait in bathypelagic prokaryotes

Guillem Salazar Guiral, Francisco Cornejo-Castillo, Encarna Borrull, Cristina Díez-Vives, Elena Lara, Dolors Vaqué, Jesús Arrieta, Carlos Duarte, Josep Gasol & Silvia Acinas
The free-living (FL) and particle-attached (PA) marine microbial communities have repeatedly been proved to differ in their diversity and composition in the photic ocean and also recently in the bathypelagic ocean at a global scale. However, although high taxonomic ranks have been proved to exhibit preferences for a PA or FL mode of life, it remains poorly understood whether two clear lifestyles do exist and how these are distributed across the prokaryotic phylogeny. We studied...

Data from: Sneeze to leave: African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) use variable quorum thresholds facilitated by sneezes in collective decisions.

Reena H. Walker, Andrew J. King, John Weldon McNutt & Neil R. Jordan
In despotically driven animal societies, one or a few individuals tend to have a disproportionate influence on group decision-making and actions. However, global communication allows each group member to assess the relative strength of preferences for different options amongst their group-mates. Here, we investigate collective decisions by free-ranging African wild dog packs in Botswana. African wild dogs exhibit dominant-directed group living and take part in stereotyped social rallies: high energy greeting ceremonies that occur before...

Data from: Interactions between rainfall, fire and herbivory drive resprouter vital rates in a semi-arid ecosystem

Katherine M. Giljohann, Michael A. McCarthy, David A. Keith, Luke T. Kelly, Mark G. Tozer & Tracey J. Regan
1. Global change is threatening ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, creating a pressing need to understand how climate and disturbance regimes interact and influence the persistence of species. We quantify how three ecosystem drivers– rainfall, fire and herbivory – influence vital rates in the perennial resprouting graminoid, Triodia scariosa, a foundation species of semi-arid Australia. 2. We used an 11 year data set from a fire and herbivore exclosure experiment, to model flowering, post-fire recruitment and...

MemRE: Collaborative development of an integrated research environment

Shane Cox, Maude Frances, Joanne Croucher, Harry Sidhunata & Greg Leslie
The Membrane Research Environment (MemRE) is a component research infrastructure project of the Advanced Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment Research Cluster, a research project funded by the CSIRO flagship Water for a Healthy Country. The research cluster, a nationally distributed and multidisciplinary group of researchers including computational and physical chemists, physicists, material scientists, and chemical and mechanical engineers, aims to develop novel membrane materials in order to reduce the energy associated with desalination by 40%....

Assessment of flood hazard in urban floodplains

G.P. Smith & C.D. Wasko
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2011/12

Pittwater coastal inundation assessment 3 Sturdee Lane, Elvina Bay

J. T. Carley
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2004/08

Hawkesbury-Nepean Estuary saline dynamics model calibration

D. R. Cox, W. L. Peirson & J. L. Davies
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2003/01

Evidence Base and Practice Variation in Acute Care Processes for Knee and Hip Arthroplasty Surgeries

Justine Naylor
The dataset contains the frequency of use of various acute-care interventions used for TKA or THA surgeries. The data are the raw data plus derived caterpillar plots

Pre-feasibility assessment of managed aquifer recharge in the Botany aquifer

W.A. Timms, R.I. Aceworth, N. Merrick & A.M. Badenhop
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2006/33

An investigation of the potential ecological impacts of freshwater extraction from the Richmond River tidal pool

W. L. Peirson, K. Bishop, M. J. Chadwick & R. Nittim
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 99/51

Detailed concept design of Yamba-Iluka ebb tide release

W.C. Glamore, D.S. Rayner & B.M. Miller
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2008/28

Modification of Byron shire coastal hazard lines

J.T. Carley & D.S. Rayner
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2009/10

Supplementary 2D physical modelling of breaking wave characteristics

E.D. Couriel, D.R. Cox & P.R. Horton
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 98/14

Analysis of shoreline variability and erosion/accretion trends: December 2006 - May 2007: report 6 - Palm Beach coastal imaging system

M.J. Blacka, D.J. Anderson & I.L. Turner
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2007/21

NSW coastal inundation hazard study: coastal storms and extreme waves

T. D. Shand, I. A. Goodwin, M. A. Mole, J. T. Carley, S. Browning, I. R. Coghlan, M. D. Harley & W. L. Peirson
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2010/16

Data from: Personality-matching habitat choice, rather than behavioural plasticity, is a likely driver of a phenotype–environment covariance

Benedikt Holtmann, Eduardo S.A. Santos, Carlos E. Lara, Shinichi Nakagawa & Eduardo S. A. Santos
An emerging hypothesis of animal personality posits that animals choose the habitat that best fits their personality, and that the match between habitat and personality can facilitate population differentiation, and eventually speciation. However, behavioural plasticity and the adjustment of behaviours to new environments have been a classical explanation for such matching patterns. Using a population of dunnocks (Prunella modularis), we empirically tested whether personality or behavioural plasticity is responsible for the non-random distribution of shy...

Data from: Genetic rescue increases fitness and aids rapid recovery of an endangered marsupial population

Andrew R. Weeks, Dean Heinze, Louise Perrin, Jakub Stoklosa, Ary A. Hoffmann, Anthony Van Rooyen, Tom Kelly & Ian Mansergh
Genetic rescue has now been attempted in several threatened species, but the contribution of genetics per se to any increase in population health can be hard to identify. Rescue is expected to be particularly useful when individuals are introduced into small isolated populations with low levels of genetic variation. Here we consider such a situation by documenting genetic rescue in the mountain pygmy possum, Burramys parvus. Rapid population recovery occurred in the target population after...

Data from: Predator exposure improves anti-predator responses in a threatened mammal

Rebecca West, Mike Letnic, Daniel T. Blumstein & Katherine E. Moseby
Incorporating an understanding of animal behaviour into conservation programmes can influence conservation outcomes. Exotic predators can have devastating impacts on native prey species and thwart reintroduction efforts, in part due to prey naïveté caused by an absence of co-evolution between predators and prey. Attempts have been made to improve the anti-predator behaviours of reintroduced native prey by conducting laboratory-based predator recognition training but results have been varied and have rarely led to improved survival in...

Data from: Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide

Yuanzhi Li, Bill Shipley, Jodi N. Price, Vinícius De L. Dantas, Riin Tamme, Mark Westoby, Andrew Siefert, Brandon S. Schamp, Marko J. Spasojevic, Vincent Jung, Daniel C. Laughlin, Sarah J. Richardson, Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Christian Schöb, Antonio Gazol, Honor C. Prentice, Nicolas Gross, Jacob Overton, Marcus V. Cianciaruso, Frédérique Louault, Chiho Kamiyama, Tohru Nakashizuka, Kouki Hikosaka, Takehiro Sasaki, Masatoshi Katabuchi … & Marco A. Batalha
How the patterns of niche occupancy vary from species-poor to species-rich communities is a fundamental question in ecology that has a central bearing on the processes that drive patterns of biodiversity. As species richness increases, habitat filtering should constrain the expansion of total niche volume, while limiting similarity should restrict the degree of niche overlap between species. Here, by explicitly incorporating intraspecific trait variability, we investigate the relationship between functional niche occupancy and species richness...

Approval of 'E;': fuss-free selection and acquisition

Alison J. Neil
The size and usage of eBook collections are increasing in academic libraries. Incorporating these materials into library collections will require efficient and standardised workflows. Although there might be small interruptions and problems when acquiring print items and online serials, most libraries have established workflows to select what is required and to provide access in a quick and efficient manner. This paper will outline the journey University of New South Wales Library experienced in acquiring eBooks,...

Analysis of shoreline variability, seasonality and erosion/accretion trends Dec 05 - May 06 report 4 Palm Beach coastal imaging system

I. L. Turner
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 2006/14

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