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Fiona Tweedie & Liz Giuffre

Subcellular view of host–microbiome nutrient exchange in sponges: insights into the ecological success of an early metazoan–microbe symbiosis

Meggie Hudspith, Laura Rix, Michelle Achlatis, Jeremy Bougoure, Paul Guagliardo, Peta L. Clode, Nicole S. Webster, Gerard Muyzer, Mathieu Pernice & Jasper M. De Goeij
Background: Sponges are increasingly recognised as key ecosystem engineers in many aquatic habitats. They play an important role in nutrient cycling due to their unrivalled capacity for processing both dissolved and particulate organic matter (DOM and POM) and the exceptional metabolic repertoire of their diverse and abundant microbial communities. Functional studies determining the role of host and microbiome in organic nutrient uptake and exchange, however, are limited. Therefore, we coupled pulse-chase isotopic tracer techniques with...

Visual Effects Industry Interview Data

Evanthia Samaras
The interview data set explores records and archiving practices in the film and television visual effects industry. The data set is accompanied by the interview questionnaire and background information about the interview approach.

Additional data: Submillimetre mechanistic designs of termite-built structures

Sebastian Oberst, Richard Martin, Benjamin Halkon, Joseph Lai, Theodore Evans & Mohammed Saadatfar
Termites inhabit complex underground mounds of intricate stigmergic labyrinthine designs with multiple functions as nursery, food storage, and refuge, while maintaining a homeostatic microclimate. Past research studied termite building activities rather than the actual material structure. Yet, prior to understanding how multi-functionality shaped termite building, a thorough grasp of submillimetre mechanistic architecture of mounds is required. Here, we identify for Nasutitermes exitiosus via granulometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis, preferential particle sizes related to...

Data from: Transgenerational plasticity responses of oysters to ocean acidification differ with habitat

Laura Parker, Elliot Scanes, Wayne O'Connor & Pauline Ross
This dataset contains data from a two-part experiment described in the paper: Transgenerational plasticity responses of oysters to ocean acidification differ with habitat, J Exp Biol jeb.239269. This paper assessed the role of tidal habitat on the existing and transgenerational response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata to ocean acidification caused by elevated carbon dioxide (CO2). In experiment 1, gravid Sydney rock oysters were collected from the subtidal and high intertidal zone...

Behavioural modification of range-extending coral reef fishes in temperate ecosystems

Ericka Coni, David Booth, Camilo Ferreira & Ivan Nagelkerken
1. Coral-reef fishes are shifting their distributions poleward in response to human-mediated ocean warming, yet the consequences for recipient temperate fish communities remain poorly understood. Behavioural modification is often the first response of species to environmental change, but we know little about how this might shape the ongoing colonisation by tropical fishes of temperate-latitude ecosystems under climate change. 2. In a global hotspot of ocean warming (southeast Australia), we quantified 14 behavioural traits of invading...

Understanding Wikipedia in Australia

Heather Ford, Tamson Pietsch & Kelly Tall
We examine the relationship between Wikipedia and the Order of Australia to understand who is recognised. It’s important to note that both systems have been criticised for their bias against minorities and under-recognised groups. A 1995 review into the Australian Honours system outlined significant failings of the awards because of its gender and racial biases. We estimate that there are 53,569 pages in Wikipedia that relate to people connected to Australia, compared to 41,330 people...

International Student Data 2012-2015: A private tertiary provider case study

Luz Stenberg
Data on international students from a private tertiary provider between 2012 and 2015 were collected and includes country of origin, gender, age, course and number of advance standing credited to predict student outcomes.

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...

Supplemental material from: Can transcranial direct current stimulation enhance post-stroke motor recovery? Development of a theoretical patient-tailored model

Brenton Hordacre, Alana McCambridge, Michael Ridding & Lynley Bradnam
New treatments that can facilitate neural repair and reduce persistent impairments have significant value in promoting recovery following stroke. One technique that has gained interest is transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as early research suggested it could enhance plasticity and enable greater behavioral recovery. However, several studies have now identified substantial inter-subject variability in response to tDCS and clinical trials revealed insufficient evidence of treatment effectiveness. A possible explanation for the varied and negative findings...

Water availability influences thermal safety margins for leaves

Alicia Cook, Neil Berry, Kirsty Milner & Andy Leigh
One application of plant physiological heat tolerance measurements is the assessment of vulnerability to increasing environmental temperatures under climatic change. A thermal safety margin, the difference between physiological tolerance and environmental temperature, is a common metric for the assessment of plant thermal vulnerability. However, there are biological and methodological aspects to consider when evaluating thermal vulnerability that have the potential to substantially alter assessments. Two such aspects include the leaf to air temperature relationship and...

Sublethal effects of a rapidly spreading native alga on a key herbivore

Jordi Boada, Daniel Bradley, Tim Glasby, William Gladstone & Paul Gribben
1. Multiple anthropogenic stressors are causing a global decline of foundation species including macrophytes often resulting in the expansion of functionally different more stressor-tolerant macrophytes. Previously subdominant species may experience further positive demographic feedbacks if they are exposed to weaker plant herbivore interactions, possibly via decreased palatability or being structurally different from the species they are replacing. However, the consequences of the spread of opportunistic macrophytes for the local distribution and life-history of herbivores is...

Registration Year

  • 2021

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  • University of Technology Sydney
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  • Australian National University
  • University of South Australia
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