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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/282420
Description: While drug addiction is a uniquely human problem, most research examining the biological mechanisms of the transition from substance use to addiction is conducted with vertebrate animal models. Many o ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/224915
Description: Sentinel behaviour, where individuals take turns to watch for danger and give alarm calls to approaching predators, has been observed in a number of animal societies. However, the evolutionary causes ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/262874
Description: Aim: During this century rapid climate change will have a profound effect on global biodiversity, and species survival will be contingent on their ability to adapt or disperse. Species distribution mo ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/285885
Description: Background: Adult anopheline mosquitoes transmit Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. Some fish species eat mosquito larvae and pupae. In disease control policy documents, the World Health Organiz ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/281642
Description: Cerebral lateralization is a widespread trait among animals, is often manifested as side biases in behaviour (laterality) and has been suggested to provide fitness benefits. Here we examined the influ ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/229026
Description: Socio-ecological models combine environmental and social factors to explain the formation of animal groups. In anurans, tadpole aggregations have been reported in numerous species, but the factors dri ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/280271
Description: During courtship, individuals transfer information about identity, mating status and quality. However, male web-building spiders face a significant problem: how to begin courting female spiders withou ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/229194
Description: Theory suggests that aposematism, specifically the learned avoidance of unprofitable prey via memorable color patterns, should result in selection for pattern uniformity. However, many examples to the ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060200 Ecology | 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/221301
Description: Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are increasingly in demand as pollinators for various key agricultural food crops, but globally honey bee populations are in decline, and honey bee colony failure rates hav ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/276438
Description: Diversity and speciation in Australia's alpine biota are poorly understood. Here we present a molecular phylogeny of the Australian alpine grasshopper genus Kosciuscola (Sjösted) that currently includ ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/277955
Description: A new species of the genus Mooreonuphis Fauchald, 1982 collected from the Cantabrian shelf (Bay of Biscay) is described. Mooreonuphis vespa sp. nov. constitutes the first record of this genus in Europ ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/278467
Description: The typically slow life histories of sharks make them susceptible to overexploitation. However, this characteristic also means that shark populations are more amenable to markrecapture estimation of v ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/274436
Description: Understanding genetic colour polymorphism has proved a major challenge, both in terms of the underlying genetic mechanisms and the evolutionarily forces maintaining such genetic variation. In this con ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/262528
Description: Multiple paternity is taxonomically widespread, yet the relative role of direct and indirect (genetic) fitness benefits in explaining the evolution of multiple mating is a topic of intense debate. We ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/212495
Description: Reward seeking is a major motivator and organizer of behavior, and animals readily learn to modify their behavior to more easily obtain reward, or to respond to stimuli that are predictive of reward. ... More
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