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application/x-fascinator-package #WhiteProverbs Australia tweets

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A collection of Tweets from Australian users who contributed to #WhiteProverbs meme in January 2014. 

application/x-fascinator-package Plantar pressures are elevated in people with longstanding diabetes-related foot ulcers during follow-up

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The enclosed data reports on a longitudinal observational study which assessed plantar pressures in a cohort of active diabetic foot ulcer patients over six months in comparison to age and sex matched diabetes controls without a history of foot ulcers. Twenty-one cases and 69 controls started the study and 16 cases and 63 controls completed the study. The peak plantar pressures and pressure-time integrals were assessed at three visits (baseline, first-follow up at 3 months and second follow-up at 6 months). For the first time the study results demonstrated that plantar pressures remain elevated at sites of ulceration throughout follow-up in people with foot ulcers with very little change over time. 

application/x-fascinator-package Plantar pressures are higher in cases with diabetic foot ulcers compared to controls despite a longer stance phase duration

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This data-set contains raw (de-identified) data used for the analysis of the study "Plantar pressures are higher in cases with diabetic foot ulcers compared to controls despite a longer stance phase duration". 146 participants were included in the study: 21 DFU (Group 1) (patients with diabetic foot ulcers); 70 DM Control (Group 2) (patients with type 2 diabetes) and 55 healthy participants (Group 3). Data were collected in 5 trials (column label suffixes A-E) and were recorded within the plantar aspect of the foot at 10 anatomical locations: plantar surfaces of the hallux (T1), combined toes one to five (T2to5), metatarsal one (M1), metatarsal two (M2), metatarsal three (M3), metatarsal four (M4), metatarsal five (M5), the mid foot (Midfoot) , the medial rear foot (MHeel) and the lateral rear foot (LHeel). Data includes peak pressures in N/cm²; pressure time integral (PTI) in Ns/cm²; contact area of the foot in cm², estimated vertical ground reaction force (contact area multiplied by mean peak pressure, MPP) in N, maximum sensor pressures in N/cm² and body mass adjusted force (Spreadsheet 1) and stance times in ms (Spreadsheet 2)  

application/x-fascinator-package Hypoxia tolerance is conserved across genetically-distinct sub-populations of an iconic, tropical Australian teleost (Lates calcarifer)

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This data set contains oxygen consumption data collected during respirometry trials conducted on juvenile barramundi. 

application/x-fascinator-package Influence of virtual world end-user motives on social capital

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Data exported for Mohamed's PhD thesis project. The online survey was deployed through SurveyMonkey (www.surveymonkey.com) as an appropriate tool for global data collection—specifically targeting English speaking active end-users. SurveyMonkey facilitates an easy solution to export respondent data into Excel or SPSS. The size of sample in the extant literature that target Second Life, Entropia Universe and World of Warcraft. The data is collecting information regarding end-user demographics, motivations, and social capital. 

application/x-fascinator-package Spatial prioritisation outputs in systematic conservation planning reflecting differences in spatial priorities based on changes in planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic costs

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This dataset contains raw spatial prioritisation outputs from the decision-support software tool Marxan. These include the two main outputs from prioritisations: 1) individual solutions created for each conservation scenario run (100 solutions each), and 2) selection frequency data of each of the 20 scenarios, detailing the relative importance of each planning unit in the spatial prioritisation. The allssolnfreq.csv file consists of selection frequency data for each planning unit for each of the 20 conservation prioritisation scenarios run. Selection frequency values reflect the number of times each planning unit was selected as part of a good solution (100 total per scenario). The allsols.csv files consists of each individual solution produced for each scenario (100 solutions per scenario, 20 scenarios total). Binary data, 0 representing unselected planning units; 1 representing selected planning units. Scenario code IDs reflect those used in publication to which these datasets relate. 

application/x-fascinator-package Tilapia eDNA (environmental DNA) data

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Environmental DNA data from Robson HLA, Noble TH, Saunders RJ, Robson SKA, Burrows DW, Jerry DR (2016) Fine tuning for the tropics: application of eDNA technology for invasive fish detection in tropical freshwater ecosystems. Data consists of 4 files: (1) Presence/absence data for filtration experiment 1 using 3, 10 and 20 um filters, with and without a prefiltering step; (2) Initial tilapia eDNA concentrations in ng at the start of Exp 2 on degradation for all three treatments, 23, 29 and 35 degrees Celcius; (3) Presence/absence data for Exp 2 on degradation of tilapia eDNA for 3 treatments of temperature 23,29 and 35 degrees Celcius; (4) Presence/absence data recorded as probability of detection for all qPCR replicates by day for all treatment pond densities (0,1,2,4,8,16,32, and up to 64 fish) for Experiment 3-Accumulation of tilapia eDNA. The full methodology is included in the Related Publication. 

application/x-fascinator-package Potential allergens of the Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)

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The increasing production and consumption of molluscs are associated with a rise in the prevalence of mollusc allergy worldwide, currently affecting 0.2% to 1.3% of the general population. However, the elucidation of mollusc allergens, crucial for better diagnostics, still lags behind other seafood groups such as fish and crustacean. Genomic data have previously been utilized for the improved identification of non-food allergens by performing similarity searches using the BLAST program. Based on the published genome of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) we aimed to identify the repertoire of potential allergen using bioinformatics analysis and sought to validate allergenicity using a combination of immuno-chemical methods and proteomic analysis. A repertoire of 25,982 genome-derived proteomes of the Pacific oyster were aligned with 2117 allergen sequences resulting in over 800 protein homologues. Of those, 95 proteins were potentially cross-reactive allergens due to high identity with known allergens (>50% identity). Analysis of the transcriptomic data showed the proteins were differentially expressed across tissue of the oyster.  

application/x-fascinator-package Oecophylla cytochrome oxidase (COX) data

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Oecophylla brain and body mass data, brain volume data, and cytochrome oxidase activity data from Kamhi JF, Gronenberg W, Robson SKA, Traniello JFA (2016) Social complexity influences brain investment and neural operation costs in ants. The full methodology is available in the Related Publication.  

application/x-fascinator-package Oecophylla biogenic amine and aggression assay data

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Biogenic amine and agression assay data from Kamhi JF, Nunn K, Robson SKA, Traniello JFA (2015) Polymorphism and division of labour in a socially complex ant: neuromodulation of aggression in the Australian weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina. Includes behavioral data for all four aggression assays and biogenic amine measurements for interspecific agression assays and OA topical treatment assays in minor workers. The full methodology is inlcuded in the Related Publication. 

application/x-fascinator-package Pheidole lifespan task performance and neurobiological data

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Lifespan task performance and neurobiological data from Giraldo YM, Kamhi JF, Fourcassié V, Moreau M, Robson SKA, Rusakov A, Wimberly L, Diloreto A, Kordek A, Traniello JFA (2015) Lifespan behavioral and neural resilience in a social insect. Data consists of 9 files: (1) Brood care acts; (2) Brood care time; (3) Trail following: Annulus half width indicates the half width of the area around the pheromone trail where ants were tracked; (4) Predation: Predation was classified into 4 categories: 1= no aggression, 2= mandible flaring, 3= latent attack (delayed or not sustained for the duration the assay), 4= attack; (5) Apoptosis: MB= mushroom bodies, AL= antennal lobes, OL = optic lobes, CC= central complex, SEZ= subesophageal zone RCB= remainder of the central brain. Brain region cells reflects the number of cells per brain region based on a subset of sampled brains (see methods for details). Proportion X (followed by brain region) reflects the amount of that brain region available for counting. Brain region prop indicates the proportion of apoptotic cells of each region scaled by the number of cells per region and the proportion of that region sampled. Brain region prop + 0.001 adds a constant for non-zero values. Log brain region prop are the log transformed values of brain region prop +0.001; (6) Microglomeruli: Lateral and medial refer to lateral and medial calyces. Distal and proximal refer to circles used for sampling; (7) Amines: DA and 5HT are raw values for the 20 ul sampled of homogenate sampled. Corr 5HT and Corr DA are whole brain titers; (8) Phototaxis; (9) Activity. The full methodology is included in the Related Publication. 

application/x-fascinator-package Myrmecia sample locations and microsatellite data

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Geographic location and microsatellite data for 20 sampled colonies (23 nests) from Qian Z, Schlüns H, Schlick-Steiner BC, Steiner FM, Robson SKA, Schlüns EA, Crozier RH (2011) Intraspecific support for the polygyny-vs.-polyandry hypothesis in the bulldog ant Myrmecia brevinoda. The full methodology is available from the Related Publication. 

application/x-fascinator-package Physiological plasticity vs. inter-population variability: understanding drivers of hypoxia tolerance in a tropical estuarine fish

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This data-set contains oxygen consumption and haematology data collected in a study on the acclimation potential of barramundi to low-oxygen (hypoxia) exposure. Fish were exposed to diel-cycling hypoxia for 0 (control), 8 or 16 days. Each individual fish was used only once throughout this trial, and thus all measurements are independent. The full materials and methods are included in the related publication and as Chapter 3 of the author’s PhD thesis.  

application/x-fascinator-package Interactions between Neobenedenia (monogenea- capsalidae) and its host, Lates calcarifer (perciformes- latidae)

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This dataset contains all collected data from the Masters by research Thesis: Behaviour, Histopathology and Immunobiology: interactions between the ectoparasite Neobenedenia (monogenea: capsalidae) and its host, Lates calcarifer (perciformes: latidae) 

application/x-fascinator-package Thundiy and Cairns experimental site, survey data: ground-penetrating radar and electrical resistivity

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This data set includes topographical, GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) and electrical resistivity survey data from Thundiy on Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria (QLD, Australia). The data set also includes two sets of GPR and electrical resistivity survey data from an experimental site on the Cairns campus of James Cook University (QLD, Australia); one survey was completed under wet ground conditions and one with dry.  

Pacific Gull (Larus (Larus) pacificus) - occurrence records filtered for species distribution modelling

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Pacific Gull (Larus (Larus) pacificus) occurrence records from continental Australia suitable for species distribution modelling. 

application/x-fascinator-package Manage Workflow Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at WU9A2 (145.08408764, -16.28476505, 900.0m above MSL) collected by iButton Hygrochron

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Hobo micro weather station data loggers and iButton thermochrons and hygrochrons were used to collect long-term microclimate data from 2006-2009 at permanent monitoring sites across the Australian Wet Tropics. Manual quarterly sampling of temperature and humidity has been ongoing since February 2004. 

Rainbow Pitta (Pitta (Pitta) iris) - current and future species distribution models

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This dataset consists of current and future species distribution models generated using 4 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) carbon emission scenarios, 18 global climate models (GCMs), and 8 time steps between 2015 and 2085, for Rainbow Pitta (Pitta (Pitta) iris). 

Star Finch (Neochmia (Neochmia) ruficauda) - current and future species distribution models

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This dataset consists of current and future species distribution models generated using 4 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) carbon emission scenarios, 18 global climate models (GCMs), and 8 time steps between 2015 and 2085, for Star Finch (Neochmia (Neochmia) ruficauda). 

Carpentarian Grasswren (Amytornis (Amytornis) dorotheae) - current and future species distribution models

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This dataset consists of current and future species distribution models generated using 4 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) carbon emission scenarios, 18 global climate models (GCMs), and 8 time steps between 2015 and 2085, for Carpentarian Grasswren (Amytornis (Amytornis) dorotheae). 

Blue Petrel (Halobaena caerulea) - occurrence records filtered for species distribution modelling

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Blue Petrel (Halobaena caerulea) occurrence records from continental Australia suitable for species distribution modelling. 

application/x-fascinator-package CRUCLIM 30-year Average Bioclimate Time Series (1915 - 1995): Mapped climate data with global extent at 30 arcminute resolution

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A time series of 30-year average bioclimatic maps at 5-year intervals from 1915 - 1995. Data are mapped at 30 acrminute resolution (0.5 degree) and cover the entire extent of globe. These maps are derived from monthly estimates of mean minimum temperature, mean maximum temperature and total precipitation from 1901 - 2014 which were originally created by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. 

application/x-fascinator-package Manage Workflow Invertebrate monitoring in the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at SU8A2 (146.22140011, -19.01134381, 800.0m above MSL) collected by Malaise, FIT and Pitfall sampling

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Insects were sampled using a combination of Malaise traps, pitfall traps, and flight intercept traps (FIT) at permanent monitoring sites across the Australian Wet Tropics. 

application/x-fascinator-package Manage Workflow Vertebrate monitoring in the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at CU10A6 (145.28078646, -16.55102963, 1000.0m above MSL) collected by Microhylid survey

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Rainforest vertebrates have been monitored at permanent monitoring sites across the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest since 1997. Such surveys have been conducted on an ongoing basis across the Spec, Atherton, Windsor, Carbine and Bellenden Ker Uplands from various start dates after 1997 as the scale of sampling expanded to encompass the Wet Tropics region. Vertebrate taxa systematically surveyed include birds, reptiles, microhylid frogs, and mammals (spotlighting). 

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus (Malurus) cyaneus) - current and future species distribution models

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This dataset consists of current and future species distribution models generated using 4 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) carbon emission scenarios, 18 global climate models (GCMs), and 8 time steps between 2015 and 2085, for Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus (Malurus) cyaneus).