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  • Nexus and Imbroglio: CCAMLR, the Madrid Protocol and Designating Antarctic Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean 

    Cordonnery, L.; Hemmings, A. D.; Kriwoken, L. (University of Canterbury. Gateway Antarctica, 2015)
    The paper examines the process and context of international efforts to designate MPAs in the Southern Ocean. The relationship between the CAMLR Convention and the Madrid Protocol is examined ...
  • The development and application of the alteration strength index equation 

    Wyering, L.D.; Villeneuve, M.C.; Wallis, I.C.; Siratovich, P.A.; Kennedy, B.M.; Gravley, D.M. (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2015)
    We have developed an Alteration Strength Index (ASI) equation to address the effect of hydrothermal alteration on mechanical rock properties. This equation can be used to estimate a range of rock strengths, comparable to ...
  • Comparing Acquisition, Generalization, Maintenance, and Preference Across Three AAC Options in Four Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

    McLay, L.; van der Meer, L.; Schäfer, M.C.M.; Couper, L.; McKenzie, E.; O'Reilly, M.F.; Lancioni, G.E.; Marschik, P.B.; Green, V.A.; Sigafoos, J.; Sutherland, D. (University of Canterbury. Communication DisordersUniversity of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences, 2015)
    We compared acquisition, generalization, maintenance, and preference for three AAC options. Four children with autism spectrum disorder were taught to use (a) a manual sign, (b) a picture exchange card, and (c) a ...
  • Gold Nanoparticles Decorated with Sialic Acid Terminated Bi-antennary N-Glycans for the Detection of Influenza Virus at Nanomolar Concentrations 

    Poonthiyil, V.; Nagesh, P.T.; Husain, M.; Golovko, V.B.; Fairbanks, A.J. (University of Canterbury. ChemistryUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
    Gold nanoparticles decorated with full-length sialic acid terminated complex bi-antennary N-glycans, synthesized with glycans isolated from egg yolk, were used as a sensor for the detection of both recombinant hemagglutinin ...
  • Is there proof that backreaction of inhomogeneities is irrelevant in cosmology? 

    Buchert, T.; Carfora, M.; Ellis, G.F.R.; Kolb, E.W.; MacCallum, M.A.H.; Ostrowski, J.J.; Räsänen, S.; Roukema, B.F.; Andersson, L.; Coley, A.A.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2015)
    In a number of papers Green and Wald argue that the standard FLRW model approximates our Universe extremely well on all scales, except close to strong field astrophysical objects. In particular, they argue that the ...
  • The development of a fast method for recording Schroeder-phase masking functions 

    Rahmat, S.; O'Beirne, G.A. (University of Canterbury. Communication Disorders, 2015)
    Schroeder-phase masking complexes have been used in many psychophysical experiments to examine the phase curvature of cochlear filtering at characteristic frequencies, and other aspects of cochlear nonlinearity. In a normal ...
  • Temperature dependent infrared absorption, crystal-field and intensity analysis of Ce3+ Doped LiYF4 

    Wells, J-P.R.; Horvath, S.P.; Reid, M.F. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2015)
    Infrared absorption has been used to determine the crystal-field levels of the 2F7=2 excited multiplet of trivalent cerium doped into scheelite structure LiYF4 single crystals. A crystal-field analysis well accounts for ...
  • In situ metabolism in halite endolithic microbial communities of the hyperarid Atacama Desert 

    Davila, A.F.; Hawes, I.; Araya, J.G.; Gelsinger, D.R.; DiRuggiero, J.; Ascaso, C.; Osano, A.; Wierzchos, J. (University of Canterbury. Gateway AntarcticaUniversity of Canterbury. Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, 2015)
    The Atacama Desert of northern Chile is one of the driest regions on Earth, with areas that exclude plants and where soils have extremely low microbial biomass. However, in the driest parts of the desert there are ...
  • Tephra fall clean-up in urban environments 

    Hayes, J.L.; Wilson, T.M.; Magill, C. (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2015)
    Tephra falls impact urban communities by disrupting transport systems, contaminating and damaging buildings and infrastructures, and are potentially hazardous to human health. Therefore, prompt and effective tephra clean-up ...
  • Far-infrared observations of an unbiased sample of gamma-ray burst host galaxies 

    Kohn, S.A.; Michalowski, M.J.; Bourne, N.; Baes, M.; Fritz, J.; Cooray, A.; de Looze, I.; De Zotti, G.; Dannerbauer, H.; Dunne, L.; Dye, S.; Eales, S.; Furlanetto, C.; Gonzalez-Nuevo, J.; Ibar, E.; Ivison, R.J.; Maddox, S.J.; Scott, D.; Smith, D.J.B.; Smith, M.W.L.; Symeonidis, M.; Valiante, E. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2015)
    Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic phenomena in the Universe; be- lieved to result from the collapse and subsequent explosion of massive stars. Even though it has profound consequences for our understanding ...
  • Genome Sequence of Banana Streak MY Virus from the Pacific Ocean Island of Tonga 

    Stainton, D.; Halafihi, M.; Collings, D.A.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
    Banana streak disease is caused by a variety of banana-infecting badnaviruses. A genome of the episomal form of a banana streak MY virus was recovered from an infected banana plant sampled on Vava’u Island, Tonga, and ...
  • Avian Polyomavirus Genome Sequences Recovered from Parrots in Captive Breeding Facilities in Poland 

    Dayaram, A.; Piasecki, T.; Chrzastek, K.; White, R.; Julian, L.; van Bysterveldt, K.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology LaboratoryUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
    Eight genomes of avian polyomaviruses (APVs) were recovered and sequenced from deceased Psittacula eupatria, Psittacula krameri, and Melopsittacus undulatus from various breeding facilities in Poland. Of these APV-positive ...
  • Genome Sequences of Poaceae-Associated Gemycirularviruses from the Pacific Ocean Island of Tonga 

    Male, M.F.; Kami, V.; Kraberger, S.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
    We sampled and analyzed 43 Poaceae plants from the Pacific Ocean island of Tonga for the presence of circular DNA viruses. From these samples, we recovered three gemycircularvirus genomes, which share >99% identity, from ...
  • Strain-dependent effects of acute caffeine on anxiety-related behavior in PVG/c, Long-Evans and Wistar rats 

    Hughes, R.N.; Hancock, N.J. (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2016)
    To assess the possibility that acute caffeine’s behavioral action might depend on rats’ strain, effects of 50 mg/kg of the drug were observed on activity, anxiety-related behavior and habituation learning in male and female ...
  • Entrapped sediments as a source of phosphorus in epilithic cyanobacterial proliferations in low nutrient rivers 

    Wood, S.; Depree, C.; Brown, L.; McAllister, T.; Hawes, I. (University of Canterbury. Gateway AntarcticaUniversity of Canterbury. Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, 2015)
    Proliferations of the benthic mat-forming cyanobacteria Phormidium have been reported in rivers worldwide. Phormidium commonly produces natural toxins which pose a health risk to animal and humans. Recent field studies ...
  • Basal conditions of two Transantarctic Mountains outlet glaciers from observation-constrained diagnostic modelling 

    Golledge, N.R.; Marsh, O.J.; Rack, W.; Braaten, D.; Jones, R.S. (University of Canterbury. Gateway Antarctica, 2014)
    We present a diagnostic glacier flowline model parameterized and constrained by new velocity data from ice-surface GPS installations and speckle tracking of TerraSAR-X satellite images, newly acquired airborne-radar data, ...
  • Dimensionality Variation in Dinuclear Cu(II) Complexes of a Heterotritopic Pyrazolate Ligand 

    Hawes, C.S.; Kruger, P.E. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 2014)
    Two new Cu(II) complexes of the ligand 3-carboxy-5-(2-pyridyl)-1H-pyrazole, H2L1, have been prepared and structurally characterized and found to be comprised of a similar [M2L2] dimer motif. Subtle variation in the synthetic ...
  • Preparation of open and closed forms of the lvt network with Cu(II) complexes of structurally related 1,2-diazole ligands 

    Hawes, C.S.; Kruger, P.E. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 2014)
    Reported here are the synthesis and structural characterisation of two topologically related coordination polymers: [Cu(L1)(CH3CONH2)], 1, and [Cu(L2)(NMP)]$0.5NMP$0.5H2O, 2, (NMP ¼ N-methylpyrrolidinone) prepared from ...
  • A VapBC Toxin-Antitoxin Module is a Post-Transcriptional Regulator of Metabolic Flux in Mycobacteria 

    McKenzie, J.L.; Robson, J.; Berney, M.; Smith, T.C.; Ruthe, A.; Gardner, P.P.; Arcus, V.L.; Cook, G.M. (University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2012)
    The largest family of toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules are encoded by the vapBC operons, but their roles in bacterial physiology remain enigmatic. Microarray analysis in Mycobacterium smegmatis overexpressing VapC/VapBC revealed ...
  • Spacetime as a membrane in higher dimensions 

    Gibbons, G.W.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 1987)
    By means of a simple model we investigate the possibility that spacetime is a membrane embedded in higher dimensions. We present cosmological solutions of d-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell theory which compactify to two ...

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