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Temporal and spatial variation in distribution of fish environmental DNA in England’s largest lake (2019)
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Lawson Handley, L., Read, D. S., Winfield, I. J., Kimbell, H., Johnson, H., Li, J., …Hänfling, B. (in press). Temporal and spatial variation in distribution of fish environmental DNA in England’s largest lake. Environmental DNA, https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.5

Environmental DNA offers great potential as a biodiversity monitoring tool. Previous work has demonstrated that eDNA metabarcoding provides reliable information for lake fish monitoring, but important questions remain about temporal and spatial repea... Read More

Spatial and temporal occurrence of pharmaceuticals in UK estuaries (2019)
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Letsinger, S., Kay, P., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Villagrassa, M., Barcelo, D., & Rotchell, J. (in press). Spatial and temporal occurrence of pharmaceuticals in UK estuaries. The Science of the total environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.182

There is a lack of data on the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in estuaries worldwide, with little understanding of their temporal and spatial variations globally. Ibuprofen, paracetamol, diclofenac, trimethoprim and citalopram were measured in twelve... Read More

Quantifying species richness and composition of elusive rainforest mammals in Taman Negara National Park, Peninsular Malaysia (2019)
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Jambari, A., Sasidhran, S., Abdul Halim, H. R., Mohamed, K. A., Ashton-Butt, A., Lechner, A. M., & Azhar, B. (2019). Quantifying species richness and composition of elusive rainforest mammals in Taman Negara National Park, Peninsular Malaysia. Global Ecology and Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00607

Rapid urban and agricultural expansions are taking place across Peninsular Malaysia resulting in wide spread forest conversion impacting on important conservation areas. Taman Negara National Park is one of the few protected nature reserves remaining... Read More

Cattle-grazing in oil palm plantations sustainably controls understory vegetation (2019)
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Tohiran, K. A., Nobilly, F., Zulkifli, R., Ashton-Butt, A., & Azhar, B. (2019). Cattle-grazing in oil palm plantations sustainably controls understory vegetation. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 278, 54-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.03.021

Oil palm agricultural practices need to be substantially changed in order to meet the global demand for more ethical and sustainable farming. Livestock integration is an innovative method to control understory vegetation in oil palm plantations, whil... Read More

Debunking paradigms in estuarine fish species richness (2019)
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Waugh, A., Elliott, M., & Franco, A. (2019). Debunking paradigms in estuarine fish species richness. Marine ecology progress series, 613, 125-138. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12883

The comparison of species complements within and between habitats and geographical areas is a fundamental aspect of ecological assessments. However, many influences resulting from variability in sampling and data analysis often hinder the ability to... Read More

Unravelling the macro-evolutionary ecology of fish–jellyfish associations: life in the ‘gingerbread house’ (2019)
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Griffin, D. C., Harrod, C., Houghton, J. D. R., & Capellini, I. (2019). Unravelling the macro-evolutionary ecology of fish–jellyfish associations: life in the ‘gingerbread house’. Proceedings. the Royal Society. Biological sciences /, 286(1899), 20182325. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2325

Fish–jellyfish interactions are important factors contributing to fish stock success. Jellyfish can compete with fish for food resources, or feed on fish eggs and larvae, which works to reduce survivorship and recruitment of fish species. However, je... Read More

Foraging guppies can compensate for low-light conditions, but not via a sensory switch (2019)
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Kimbell, H., Chapman, B., Dobbinson, K., & Morrell, L. (2019). Foraging guppies can compensate for low-light conditions, but not via a sensory switch. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73, doi:10.1007/s00265-019-2640-9

Animals can adapt to changes in their environment through behavioural or developmental plasticity, but studies of these responses tend to focus on either short-term exposure of adults to the changed conditions, or long-term exposure of juveniles. Juv... Read More

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation (2019)
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McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Debris in the marine environment can be either natural, such as floating vegetation or volcanic ash deposits, or man-made. The man-made human sources cover the whole gamut of material types, from sewage, glass, mineral, fabric and, of increasing conc... Read More

Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation (2019)
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Bolland, J. D., Nunn, A. D., Angelopoulos, N. V., Dodd, J. R., Davies, P., Gutmann Roberts, C., …Cowx, I. G. (2019). Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation. Fisheries research, 212, 183-187. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2018.12.006

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Telemetry investigations to gather essential information about fish migrations are reliant on the behaviour, condition and survival of the animals being unaltered by the tagging procedure. Twaite shad (Alosa fallax Lacépède; 'sha... Read More

Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution (2019)
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Li, J., Lusher, A. L., Rotchell, J. M., Deudero, S., Turra, A., Bråte, I. L. N., …Shi, H. (2019). Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environmental Pollution, 244, 522-533. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.032

The ubiquity and high bioavailability of microplastics have an unknown risk on the marine environment. Bio-monitoring should be used to investigate biotic impacts of microplastic exposure. While many studies have used mussels as indicators for marine... Read More

Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian (2018)
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Matos, C., Petrovan, S., Wheeler, P., & Ward, A. (in press). Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian. Animal Conservation, doi:10.1111/acv.12467

Road mitigation infrastructure for pond-breeding amphibians aims to provide a safe and sustainable passage for individuals between critical habitat patches. However, relatively little is known about how amphibians interact with mitigation systems bec... Read More

Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates (2018)
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Montero-Pau, J., Gomez, A., & Serra, M. (2018). Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates. PeerJ, 6(12), doi:10.7717/peerj.6094

Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events, local adapta... Read More

Predation drives recurrent convergence of an interspecies mutualism (2018)
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Feeney, W. E., Brooker, R. M., Johnston, L. N., Gilbert, J. D., Besson, M., Lecchini, D., …Manica, A. (2019). Predation drives recurrent convergence of an interspecies mutualism. Ecology letters, 22(2), 256-264. doi:10.1111/ele.13184

Mutualisms are fundamental ecological interactions that underpin much of the world’s biodiversity. Recent studies have demonstrated how external pressures, such as predation, can regulate the dynamics of interspecific interactions and cause the break... Read More

Mechanisms of speciation in reptiles and amphibians: a synopsis (2018)
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Marshall, J. C., Bastiaans, E., Caccone, A., Camargo, A., Morando, M., Niemiller, M. L., …Steinfartz, S. (2018). Mechanisms of speciation in reptiles and amphibians: a synopsis

Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of di... Read More

Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers (2018)
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Franch-Gras, L., Hahn, C., García-Roger, E. M., Carmona, M. J., Serra, M., & Gómez, A. (2018). Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers. Scientific reports, 8(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34188-y

Environmental fuctuations are ubiquitous and thus essential for the study of adaptation. Despite this, genome evolution in response to environmental fuctuations —and more specifcally to the degree of environmental predictability– is still unknown. Sa... Read More

Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models (2018)
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Sánchez-Hernández, J., Nunn, A. D., Adams, C. E., & Amundsen, P. (2019). Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models. Biological Reviews, 94(2), 539-554. doi:10.1111/brv.12468

Ontogenetic dietary shifts (ODSs), the changes in diet utilisation occurring over the life span of an individual consumer, are widespread in the animal kingdom. Understanding ODSs provides fundamental insights into the biological and ecological proce... Read More

Optimising hydropower development and ecosystem services in the Kafue River, Zambia (2018)
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Cowx, I. G., Lungu, A., & Kalonga, M. (2018). Optimising hydropower development and ecosystem services in the Kafue River, Zambia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 69(12), 1974-1982. doi:10.1071/MF18132

Fisheries are an important resource in Zambia, but are experiencing overexploitation and are under increasing pressure from external development activities that are compromising river ecosystem services and functioning. One such system is the Kafue F... Read More

The Student Thesis Conference as a model for authentic and inclusive student research dissemination (2018)
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Douglas, C., Yearsley, J., Scott, G. W., & Hubbard, K. E. (2018). The Student Thesis Conference as a model for authentic and inclusive student research dissemination. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(1), 319-341. doi:10.1080/23752696.2018.1478675

Engaging in a final year project is required in most undergraduate degree programmes. However, the student research experience often differs from the academic experience due to a lack of opportunities for research dissemination. We present the Studen... Read More

The genomic basis of color pattern polymorphism in the Harlequin ladybird (2018)
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Gautier, M., Yamaguchi, J., Foucaud, J., Loiseau, A., Ausset, A., Facon, B., …Prud'homme, B. (2018). The genomic basis of color pattern polymorphism in the Harlequin ladybird. Current biology : CB, 28(20), 3296-3302.e7. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.023

© 2018 The Authors Many animal species comprise discrete phenotypic forms. A common example in natural populations of insects is the occurrence of different color patterns, which has motivated a rich body of ecological and genetic research [1–6]. The... Read More

Circadian oscillations of cytosolic free calcium regulate the Arabidopsis circadian clock (2018)
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Martí Ruiz, M. C., Hubbard, K. E., Gardner, M. J., Jung, H. J., Aubry, S., Hotta, C. T., …Webb, A. A. (2018). Circadian oscillations of cytosolic free calcium regulate the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Nature Plants, 4(9), 690-698. doi:10.1038/s41477-018-0224-8

In the last decade, the view of circadian oscillators has expanded from transcriptional feedback to incorporate post-transcriptional, post-translational, metabolic processes and ionic signalling. In plants and animals, there are circadian oscillation... Read More