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The Use of Portable Thermal Imaging for Estimating Deer Population Density in Forest Habitats
The reliability of deer population management could be improved with good density estimates, but current methods are either labour-intensive or suffer from uncertainties regarding accuracy.Expand
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Portfolio learning in general practice vocational training – does it work?
Reflective learning has been widely addressed as an important learning mechanism in the educational literature. The creation of portfolios has been seen as a mechanism to promote this, though thereExpand
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Detection of female mating status using chemical signals and cues
  • M. Thomas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2011
Males of many species choose their mate according to the female's reproductive status, and there is now increasing evidence that male fitness can depend on this discrimination. However, females willExpand
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Colony size affects division of labour in the ponerine ant Rhytidoponera metallica
In theory, larger colonies of social insects should have greater colony organisation. While inter-specific comparative studies provide support for this idea, there is little direct intra-specificExpand
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Male-derived cuticular hydrocarbons signal sperm competition intensity and affect ejaculate expenditure in crickets
  • M. Thomas, L. Simmons
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 22 January 2009
Female sexual promiscuity can have significant effects on male mating decisions because it increases the intensity of competition between ejaculates for fertilization. Because sperm production isExpand
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Female preferences for acoustic and olfactory signals during courtship: Male crickets send multiple messages
Males can produce complex sexual signals, often in different sensory modalities. The information conveyed by multiple signals, and the degree to which multiple signals interact in influencing femaleExpand
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Male Crickets Adjust the Viability of Their Sperm in Response to Female Mating Status
Sperm competition theory predicts that males should allocate sperm according to the number of competing ejaculates. Prudent allocation of sperm in response to different levels of sperm competitionExpand
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Sexual dimorphism in cuticular hydrocarbons of the Australian field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae).
Sexual dimorphism is presumed to reflect adaptive divergence in response to selection favouring different optimal character states in the two sexes. Here, we analyse patterns of sexual dimorphism inExpand
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Sexual selection on cuticular hydrocarbons in the Australian field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus
BackgroundFemales in a wide range of taxa have been shown to base their choice of mates on pheromone signals. However, little research has focussed specifically on the form and intensity of selectionExpand
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When supercolonies collide: territorial aggression in an invasive and unicolonial social insect
Some species of ants possess an unusual form of social organization in which aggression among nests is absent. This type of social organization, called unicoloniality, has been studied in only aExpand
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