Zoology - Research Publications
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Microclimate modelling at macro scales: a test of a general microclimate model integrated with gridded continental-scale soil and weather data
The microclimate experienced by organisms is determined by local weather conditions. Yet the environmental data available for predicting the effect of climate on the distribution and abundance of organisms are typically ...
Development of rapid strain typing of aedes mosquito by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)
In this study, we were able to identify individual mosquito larva of Aedes aegypti in terms of their discrete ability to function as vector for Dengue virus using RAPD fingerprinting of genomic DNA. Four different methodologies ...
A pipeline for analysis of published abstracts for information on protein-protein interactions
There have been large volumes of literature published on mouse intracellular protein-protein interactions. However, there have been little attempts to aggregate these information into a usable model or concept map of ...
Design of low-cost autonomous water quality monitoring system
Good water quality is essential for the health of our aquatic ecosystems. Continuous water quality monitoring is an important tool for catchment management authorities, providing real-time data for environmental protection ...
Thermal Reaction Norms and the Scale of Temperature Variation: Latitudinal Vulnerability of Intertidal Nacellid Limpets to Climate Change
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2012-12-21)
The thermal reaction norms of 4 closely related intertidal Nacellid limpets, Antarctic (Nacella concinna), New Zealand (Cellana ornata), Australia (C. tramoserica) and Singapore (C. radiata), were compared across environments ...
Movements of Diadromous Fish in Large Unregulated Tropical Rivers Inferred from Geochemical Tracers
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2011-04-06)
Patterns of migration and habitat use in diadromous fishes can be highly variable among individuals. Most investigations into diadromous movement patterns have been restricted to populations in regulated rivers, and little ...
Steroid-independent regulation of uterine oxytocin receptors
(BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD, 2004-04-01)
The oxytocin receptor is an important contractile-associated protein, up-regulated at term in the myometrium in many mammalian species. We conducted studies in a novel animal model to challenge the general view that gonadal ...
Proxy Measures of Fitness Suggest Coastal Fish Farms Can Act as Population Sources and Not Ecological Traps for Wild Gadoid Fish
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2011-01-17)
BACKGROUND: Ecological traps form when artificial structures are added to natural habitats and induce mismatches between habitat preferences and fitness consequences. Their existence in terrestrial systems has been documented, ...
Oxytocin and estrogen receptor expression in the myometrium of pregnant relaxin-deficient (Rlx(-/-)) mice
(NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES, 2005-01-01)
Relaxin decreases oxytocin-stimulated rat myometrial contractions in vitro. This study used pregnant relaxin-deficient (Rlx-/-) mice to investigate the interaction between relaxin, oxytocin receptor (OTR), and estrogen ...