School of Botany - Research Publications
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Estimating population size in the presence of temporary migration using a joint analysis of telemetry and capture-recapture data
1. Temporary migration - where individuals can leave and re-enter a sampled population - is a feature of many capture-mark-recapture (CMR) studies of mobile populations which, if unaccounted for, can lead to biased estimates ...
Dinoflagellate phylogeny revisited: Using ribosomal proteins to resolve deep branching dinoflagellate clades
(ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE, 2014-01-01)
The alveolates are composed of three major lineages, the ciliates, dinoflagellates, and apicomplexans. Together these 'protist' taxa play key roles in primary production and ecology, as well as in illness of humans and ...
Minimizing the Cost of Keeping Options Open for Conservation in a Changing Climate
Policy documents advocate that managers should keep their options open while planning to protect coastal ecosystems from climate-change impacts. However, the actual costs and benefits of maintaining flexibility remain ...
Incorporating spatial autocorrelation into species distribution models alters forecasts of climate-mediated range shifts
Species distribution models (SDMs) are widely used to forecast changes in the spatial distributions of species and communities in response to climate change. However, spatial autocorrelation (SA) is rarely accounted for ...
Evidence for land plant cell wall biosynthetic mechanisms in charophyte green algae
(OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2014-10-01)
Background and Aims The charophyte green algae (CGA) are thought to be the closest living relatives to the land plants, and ancestral CGA were unique in giving rise to the land plant lineage. The cell wall has been suggested ...
Determining When to Change Course in Management Actions
Time is of the essence in conservation biology. To secure the persistence of a species, we need to understand how to balance time spent among different management actions. A new and simple method to test the efficacy of a ...
Distinguishing geographical range shifts from artefacts of detectability and sampling effort
AimThe redistribution of species with climate change is well documented. Even so, the relative contribution of species detectability to the variation in measured range shift rates among species is poorly understood. How ...
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 ...
Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola synergistic polymicrobial biofilm development
(Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2013)
Chronic periodontitis has a polymicrobial biofilm aetiology and interactions between key bacterial species are strongly implicated as contributing to disease progression. Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola and ...