Emerging infectious diseases are a serious threat to wildlife populations, and there is growing evidence that host microbiomes play important roles in infection dynamics, possibly even mitigating diseases. Nevertheless, most research on this topic has focused only on bacterial microbiomes, while fungal microbiomes have been largely neglected. To help fill this gap in our knowledge, we examined both the bacterial and fungal microbiomes of four sympatric Australian frog species which had different population-level responses to...
This archive contains all currently available satellite GPS telemetry data for Egyptian Geese in southern Africa over the period from 2008 to 2016. The data were collected with two primary aims: (1) to understand the movement ecology of this species; (2) to better evaluate the potential role of Egyptian Geese in spreading avian influenza in southern Africa. Data colelction was undertaken in several phases. The first phase focused on just three sites (Manyame, Barberspan, Strandfontein)...
This repository is a hub for various wildlife projects led by Kyall Zenger from 2015 till present. Data is associated with the following projects: Genomic comparisons reveal biogeographic and anthropogenic impacts in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus): a dietary-specialist species distributed across heterogeneous environments. Genome-wide SNP loci reveal novel insights into koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population variability across its range. Domestication in Aquaculture Fishes- Elucidating the Genetic Consequences in Nile Tilapia The behavioural and molecular ecologies of...
Climate Change Resilience Tools for Coral Reef Managers: connectivity of the Hawaiian Archipelago over 20 years and the Florida track over 10 yearsSeverine Choukroun, Scott Heron, Johnathan Kool, Malcolm Heron, Erick Geiger, Jacqueline De La Cour, Gang Liu & C. Mark Eakin
Connectivity among coral reefs has been identified as a critically important factor in resilience, specifically in regard to recovery from disturbance. NOAA Coral Reef Watch has developed maps identifying the level of importance of specific reefs in Hawai'i and Florida for potential re-seeding of other reefs following disturbance. These Connectivity tools directly contribute to new and ongoing resilience assessments and planning of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), MPA networks, and other conservation strategies. Potential connectivity among...
This dataset consists of home-range area summaries of four species of frugivores on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, including 12 kinkajou (Potos flavus), 16 white-nosed coati (Nasua narica), 8 white-faced capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus), and 8 spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi). Summaries include effective sample sizes (DOF) as well as parameter estimates (in hectares) including upper and lower confidence intervals. Metadata for each individual are provided including their indivdual ID and species ID. The summaries of the...
The Reef 2050 WQIP Marine Monitoring Program (MMP) is a key component in the assessment of long term improvements in inshore water quality and marine ecosystem health that are expected to occur with improved land management practices. Data from the MMP is combined with monitoring and modelling data produced at paddock and catchment scales to produce a summary of the health of the GBR and its catchments. This component of the program assesses the spatial...
Location for the backend data storage associated with a database VM as established in relation to the prawn ITRH work.
Aim Climate change is driving species to migrate to novel areas as current environments become unsuitable. As a result, species distributions have shifted uphill in montane ecosystems globally, leading to projections of severe impacts on upland specialist species. Heterogenous dispersal rate among shifting species could result in complex changes to community assemblages. For example, interspecific differences in dispersal ability could lead to the disruption, or creation, of species interactions and processes within communities, likely amplifying...
The Global Finprint project is a global scale survey of sharks and rays on coral reefs. It uses baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS) to collect data. The data stored are all video files from the individual drops. This dataset represents the sampling in the Coral Triangle and Pacific regions of the project.
Crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) outbreaks spread on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) through dispersal of larvae on ocean currents. Understanding, measuring and predicting how larvae are dispersed is vital to both modelling COTS outbreaks on the GBR, and controlling those outbreaks effectively. Despite its central importance, modelling COTS larva dispersal remains challenging due to the scarcity of knowledge on their biology and behaviour and the complex water circulation. This project applied an ensemble model approach, incorporating...
James Cook University47
Australian Institute of Marine Science2
University of Adelaide1
University of Newcastle Australia1
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University1
University of Melbourne1
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement1