School of BioSciences - Research Publications
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Martin, J. A review of the genus Chironomus (Diptera: Chironomidae). II. Added descriptions of Chironomus cloacalis Atchley and Martin from Australia.
(Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of Eastern New Mexico, 1971)
Expert Status and Performance
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2011-07-29)
Expert judgements are essential when time and resources are stretched or we face novel dilemmas requiring fast solutions. Good advice can save lives and large sums of money. Typically, experts are defined by their ...
Surface reflectance drives nest box temperature profiles and thermal suitability for target wildlife
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2017-05-04)
Thermal properties of tree hollows play a major role in survival and reproduction of hollow-dependent fauna. Artificial hollows (nest boxes) are increasingly being used to supplement the loss of natural hollows; however, ...
Urban bat communities are affected by wetland size, quality, and pollution levels
Wetlands support unique biota and provide important ecosystem services. These services are highly threatened due to the rate of loss and relative rarity of wetlands in most landscapes, an issue that is exacerbated in highly ...
Conserving biodiversity efficiently: What to do, where, and when
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2007-09-01)
Conservation priority-setting schemes have not yet combined geographic priorities with a framework that can guide the allocation of funds among alternate conservation actions that address specific threats. We develop such ...
Protecting Biodiversity when Money Matters: Maximizing Return on Investment
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2008-01-30)
BACKGROUND: Conventional wisdom identifies biodiversity hotspots as priorities for conservation investment because they capture dense concentrations of species. However, density of species does not necessarily imply ...
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 ...
Differential expression of mesotocin receptors in the uterus and ovary of the pregnant tammar wallaby
(BIO SCIENTIFICA LTD, 2005-05-01)
Mesotocin, an oxytocin-like peptide, is released in highest concentrations during parturition in macropodid marsupials. In late pregnant wallabies, uterine sensitivity to mesotocin increases markedly in the myometrium of ...