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The diatom Chaetoceros calcitrans is a major component of many bivalve hatcheries, yet it is expensive and notoriously difficult to culture on a commercial scale. In an attempt to reduce dependence… (More)
The genetic benefits individuals receive from mate choice have been the focus of numerous studies, with several showing support for both intrinsic genetic benefits and compatibility effects on… (More)
Resilience is the ability of an ecosystem to recover from disturbance without loss of essential function. Seagrass ecosystems are key marine and estuarine habitats that are under threat from a… (More)
Masked Lapwings, Vanellus miles, often come into 'conflict' with humans, because they often breed in close proximity to humans and actively defend their ground nests through aggressive behaviour,… (More)
For dioecious animals, reproductive success typically involves an exchange between the sexes of signals that provide information about mate location and quality. Typically, the elaborate, secondary… (More)
ABSTRACT Sex roles during incubation vary dramatically in socially monogamous shorebirds. The “incubator conspicuousness” hypothesis posits that, for biparentally incubating and sexually dimorphic… (More)
Research into the microbiomes of natural environments is changing the way ecologists and evolutionary biologists view the importance of microorganisms in ecosystem function. This is particularly… (More)
ABSTRACTThis study introduces a new methodology – the Line-Up method – for the presentation of signatures for forensic comparison. This method gives one approach to reduce the potential for context...