John H. Maindonald

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BACKGROUND Existing theoretical models of the potential effects of climate change on vector-borne diseases do not account for social factors such as population increase, or interactions between climate variables. Our aim was to investigate the potential effects of global climate change on human health, and in particular, on the transmission of vector-borne(More)
Anthozoan cnidarians are amongst the simplest animals at the tissue level of organization, but are surprisingly complex and vertebrate-like in terms of gene repertoire. As major components of tropical reef ecosystems, the stony corals are anthozoans of particular ecological significance. To better understand the molecular bases of both cnidarian development(More)
The Lee-Carter method of mortality forecasting assumes an invariant age component and most applications have adopted a linear time component. The use of the method with Australian data is compromised by significant departures from linearity in the time component and changes over time in the age component. We modify the method to adjust the time component to(More)
Electrical impedance measurements were used to characterize changes in intracellular and extracellular resistance as well as changes in the condition of membranes during ripening of nectarines (Prunus persica [L.] Batsch cv Fantasia). These measurements were related to changes in fruit texture assessed by flesh firmness and apparent juice content. An(More)
Ordination is a generic name for methods for providing a low-dimensionaL view of points in multi-dimensional space, such that “similar” objects are near each other and dissimilar objects are separated. The plot(s) from an ordination in 2 or 3 dimensions may provide useful visual clues on clusters in the data and on outliers. If data can be separated into(More)
The gross and microscopic anatomy of the Cape fur seal heart, lung, liver, spleen, stomach, intestine and kidneys (n = 31 seals) is described. Absolute and relative size of organs from 30 male seals are presented, with histological examination conducted on 7 animals. The relationship between log body weight, log organ weight and age was investigated using(More)
Morality responses were determined for 5th-instar lightbrown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), in the presence and absence of apples to immersion in ethanol solutions and exposure to ethanol vapor at a range of concentrations, treatment times, and temperatures. Ethanol may have caused an initial knock-down effect in E. postvittana larvae because(More)
A number of naturally occurring isoflavonoids of differing substitution patterns and oxidation states have been tested for feeding deterrent activity in a bioassay with larvae ofCostelytra zealandica White. The most active deterrents, which reduced feeding significantly at 0.2-1.0 μg/g, are those compounds containing a ring B-fused cycloprenoid moiety. The(More)
Altered fire regimes are a driver of biodiversity decline. To plan effective management, we need to know how species are influenced by fire and to develop theory describing fire responses. Animal responses to fire are usually measured using methods that rely on animal activity, but animal activity may vary with time since fire, potentially biasing results.(More)
We describe an alternative method for scoring of the pairwise alignment of two biological sequences. Designed to overcome the bias due to the composition of the alignment, it measures the distance (in standard deviations) between the given alignment and the mean value of all other alignments that can be obtained by a permutation of either sequence. We(More)