Daniel Clarke

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The brown widow spider, Latrodectus geometricus C. L. Koch, has become newly established in southern California during the first decade of the 21st century. Brown widows and egg sacs were collected within the urban Los Angeles Basin using timed searches. We also collected and compared the abundance and distribution of the native western black widow spider,(More)
Gibbon ape leukaemia virus (GALV) and koala retrovirus (KoRV) share a remarkably close sequence identity despite the fact that they occur in distantly related mammals on different continents. It has previously been suggested that infection of their respective hosts may have occurred as a result of a species jump from another, as yet unidentified vertebrate(More)
The long-term CVC allows patients with a variety of diseases to lead a more normal and pain-free life. The use of these catheters has become commonplace in most hospitals, and the physician caring for patients in the ICU will be caring for increasing numbers of patients with an indwelling long-term CVC. Infections of these catheters can be manifested in(More)
  • Sebastian von Dahlen, Sweta Saxena, +8 authors Kostas Tsatsaronis
  • 2012
This paper presents a large panel study on the macroeconomic consequences of natural catastrophes and analyzes the extent to which risk transfer to insurance markets facilitates economic recovery. Our main results are that major natural catastrophes have large and significant negative effects on economic activity, both on impact and over the longer run.(More)
This paper investigates the interaction between corruption and infrastructure policy reforms. I construct a simple model to illustrate how both an increase in regulatory autonomy and privatisation may influence the effect of corruption. The interaction is then analysed empirically using a panel of 153 electricity distribution firms across 18 countries in(More)