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Invasive marine species discovered on non–native kelp rafts in the warmest Antarctic island (2020)
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Avila, C., Angulo-Preckler, C., Martín-Martín, R. P., Figuerola, B., Griffiths, H. J., & Waller, C. L. (2020). Invasive marine species discovered on non–native kelp rafts in the warmest Antarctic island. Scientific reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58561-y

Antarctic shallow coastal marine communities were long thought to be isolated from their nearest neighbours by hundreds of kilometres of deep ocean and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The discovery of non–native kelp washed up on Antarctic beach... Read More about Invasive marine species discovered on non–native kelp rafts in the warmest Antarctic island.

PVC Does Not Influence Cadmium Uptake or Effects in the Mussel (Mytilus edulis) (2020)
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Li, J., Chapman, E. C., Shi, H., & Rotchell, J. M. (in press). PVC Does Not Influence Cadmium Uptake or Effects in the Mussel (Mytilus edulis). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-020-02789-x

Microplastics have become a global concern in recent years. In this study, we studied (i) whether the presence of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) microparticles may affect cadmium (Cd) uptake in mussel (Mytilus edulis); and (ii) the biological effects of PV... Read More about PVC Does Not Influence Cadmium Uptake or Effects in the Mussel (Mytilus edulis).

Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations (2019)
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Tarazona, E., Hahn, C., Franch-Gras, L., García-Roger, E. M., José Carmona, M., & Gomez, A. (2019). Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations. Scientific reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56100-y

Elucidating the genetic basis of phenotypic variation in response to different environments is key to understanding how populations evolve. Facultatively sexual rotifers can develop adaptive responses to fluctuating environments. In a previous evolut... Read More about Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations.

Isolated tumour microparticles induce endothelial microparticle release in vitro (2019)
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Faulkner, L. G., Alqarni, S., Maraveyas, A., & Madden, L. A. (2020). Isolated tumour microparticles induce endothelial microparticle release in vitro. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, 31(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1097/MBC.0000000000000876

© 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Cancer induces a hypercoagulable state, resulting in an increased risk of venous thromboembolism. One of the mechanisms driving this is tissue factor (TF) production by the tumour, released in s... Read More about Isolated tumour microparticles induce endothelial microparticle release in vitro.

The influence of fieldwork design on student perceptions of skills development during field courses (2019)
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Morrell, L. J., Peasland, E. L., Peasland, E., Henri, D. C., Morrell, L., & Scott, G. W. (in press). The influence of fieldwork design on student perceptions of skills development during field courses. International journal of science education, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2019.1679906

Employability is a key issue for students and Higher Education Institutions and a key component of employability is possessing the skills a role requires. In the environmental sciences, fieldwork has been shown to provide an opportunity for students... Read More about The influence of fieldwork design on student perceptions of skills development during field courses.

Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects (2019)
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Morrell, L., Dobbinson, K., & Skarratt, P. (in press). Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects. Behavioral ecology, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz174

Visually hunting predators must overcome the challenges that prey groups present. One such challenge is the confusion effect where an overburdened visual system means predators are unable to successfully target prey. A strategy to overcome confusion... Read More about Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects.

Improving daytime detection of deer for surveillance and management (2019)
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Logan, T. W., Ashton-Butt, A., & Ward, A. I. (2019). Improving daytime detection of deer for surveillance and management. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 65(6), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-019-1318-y

1. Maximising the detection of a target species reduces uncertainty of survey results and can improve management outcomes. Deer (Cervidae) populations are managed worldwide due to their impacts on anthropocentric interests. In the UK, deer can only l... Read More about Improving daytime detection of deer for surveillance and management.

Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans (2019)
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Roggatz, C. C., Fletcher, N., Benoit, D. M., Algar, A. C., Doroff, A., Wright, B., …Hardege, J. D. (2019). Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans. Nature Climate Change, 9(11), 840-844. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0589-3

© 2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited. Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels are largely absorbed by the ocean, decreasing surface water pH1. In combination with increasing ocean temperatures, these changes have been i... Read More about Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans.

Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog (2019)
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Sanchez, E., Rodríguez, A., Grau, J. H., Lötters, S., Künzel, S., Saporito, R. A., …Vences, M. (2019). Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog. Genes, 10(10), 733. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10100733

In the anuran family Dendrobatidae, aposematic species obtain their toxic or unpalatable alkaloids from dietary sources, a process known as sequestering. To understand how toxicity evolved in this family, it is paramount to elucidate the pathways of... Read More about Transcriptomic Signatures of Experimental Alkaloid Consumption in a Poison Frog.

Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards (2019)
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García-Porta, J., Irisarri, I., Kirchner, M., Rodriguez, A., Kirchhof, S., Brown, J. L., …Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2019). Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards. Nature communications, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11943-x

Climatic conditions changing over time and space shape the evolution of organisms at multiple levels, including temperate lizards in the family Lacertidae. Here we reconstruct a dated phylogenetic tree of 262 lacertid species based on a supermatrix... Read More about Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals (2019)
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Ghazali, M., Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Carpenter, A. I., Murray-Dickson, G., Di Muri, C., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals. Biological Conservation, 238(October 2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108225

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding can identify terrestrial taxa utilising aquatic habitats alongside aquatic communities, but terrestrial species' eDNA dynamics are understudied. We evaluated eDNA metabarcoding for monitoring... Read More about Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals.

The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species (2019)
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Faber-Hammond, J. J., Bezault, E., Lunt, D. H., Joyce, D. A., & Renn, S. C. P. (2019). The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(10), 2856-2874. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz185

The initial sequencing of five cichlid genomes revealed an accumulation of genetic variation, including extensive copy number variation in cichlid lineages particularly those that have undergone dramatic evolutionary radiation. Gene duplication has t... Read More about The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species.

Iterated assessment and feedback improves student outcomes (2019)
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Morrell, L. J. (in press). Iterated assessment and feedback improves student outcomes. Studies in higher education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1643301

Feedback is critically important to student learning, but reduced frequency of assignments combined with isolated or stand-alone tasks reduces the opportunity for students to engage with feedback and use it effectively to enhance their learning. Here... Read More about Iterated assessment and feedback improves student outcomes.

Modelling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence-only data: a case study on British deer (2019)
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Croft, S., Ward, A. I., Aegerter, J. N., & Smith, G. C. (2019). Modelling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence-only data: a case study on British deer. Ecology and Evolution, 9(15), 8724-8735. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5424

Aim: Decisions on wildlife conservation, management and epidemiological risk are best based on robust evidence. The continual improvement of species distribution modelling, such that it can be relied upon in decision-making is important. Here we se... Read More about Modelling current and potential distributions of mammal species using presence-only data: a case study on British deer.

Correlates of rate heterogeneity in avian ecomorphological traits (2018)
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Chira, A. M., Cooney, C. R., Bright, J. A., Capp, E. J. R., Hughes, E. C., Moody, C. J. A., …Thomas, G. H. (2018). Correlates of rate heterogeneity in avian ecomorphological traits. Ecology letters, 21(10), 1505-1514. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13131

Heterogeneity in rates of trait evolution is widespread, but it remains unclear which processes drive fast and slow character divergence across global radiations. Here, we test multiple hypotheses for explaining rate variation in an ecomorphological... Read More about Correlates of rate heterogeneity in avian ecomorphological traits.

A review of paleontological finite element models and their validity (2014)
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Bright, J. A. (2014). A review of paleontological finite element models and their validity. Journal of Paleontology, 88(4), 760-769. https://doi.org/10.1666/13-090

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a powerful quantitative tool that models mechanical performance in virtual reconstructions of complex structures, such as animal skeletons. The unique potential of FEA to elucidate the function, performance, and ecolo... Read More about A review of paleontological finite element models and their validity.