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Spatial analysis of taxonomic and genetic patterns and their potential for understanding evolutionary histories
- S. Bickford, S. Laffan, Rogier P. J. Kok, Lindy A. Orthia
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 November 2004
This research uses monophyletic groups of species to assess the potential for these diversity indices to elucidate the geographical components of macro‐scaled evolutionary processes.
Bush peas: a rapid radiation with no support for monophyly of Pultenaea (Fabaceae: Mirbelieae)
The molecular data provide no support for the monophyly of Pultenaea as it currently stands, and it is preferred to prefer the taxonomically stable alternative of subsuming all 19 genera currently recognised in Pultensaea sensu lato into an expanded concept of PULTenaea that would comprise similar to 470 species.
Vaccination communication strategies: What have we learned, and lost, in 200 years?
This study compares Australian government vaccination campaigns from two very different time periods, the early nineteenth century (1803–24) and the early twenty-first (2016). It explores the modes…
Communicating endometriosis with young women to decrease diagnosis time.
- Naomi A Shadbolt, M. Parker, Lindy A. Orthia
- MedicineHealth promotion journal of Australia : official…
- 20 November 2013
It is indicated that young women are keen to learn about endometriosis, particularly its symptoms, and young women appear more comfortable talking to doctors than to schools or the Internet, and the results of the present study indicate that this is best communicated to promote early detection.
How Do People Think About the Science They Encounter in Fiction? Undergraduates investigate responses to science in The Simpsons
In this study, students and staff involved in an undergraduate science communication course investigated people's responses to a science-rich episode of the animated sitcom The Simpsons. Using focus…
Students publishing in new media: Eight hypotheses - A house of cards?
Can science undergraduates learn effectively by activities that have them express science content in ‘new media’ – the popular communication forms that increasingly impact on their lives? We describe…
What’s Wrong with Talking About the Scientific Revolution? Applying Lessons from History of Science to Applied Fields of Science Studies
- Lindy A. Orthia
- 10 May 2016
Since the mid-twentieth century, the ‘Scientific Revolution’ has arguably occupied centre stage in most Westerners’, and many non-Westerners’, conceptions of science history. Yet among history of…
Queer world-making: a need for integrated intersectionality in science communication
This commentary aims to shed light on the neglected space of queer people in science communication. In this piece, we introduce queer theory to science communication literature to examine issues from…
Strategies for including communication of non-Western and indigenous knowledges in science communication histories
- Lindy A. Orthia
- 30 March 2020
How a discipline’s history is written shapes its identity. Accordingly, science communicators opposed to cultural exclusion may seek cross-cultural conceptualizations of science communication’s past,…
Does a picture tell a thousand words? The uses of digitally produced, multimodal pictures for communicating information about Alzheimer’s disease
It is demonstrated that, without accompanying explanatory text, pictures are most useful for evoking emotions or making loose connections between major concepts, rather than for communicating specific messages based on Alzheimer’s research.