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    • How important is urban air pollution as a health hazard? 

      Kingham, S. (University of Canterbury. Geography, 2011)
      Natural disaster-related hazards such as flooding, tsunamis and earthquakes have very visible impacts. The physical environment is demonstrably changed and the dead and injured can be seen and identified. The impacts of ...
    • How spiders practice aggressive and Batesian mimicry 

      Nelson, X.J.; Jackson, R.R. (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2012)
      To understand communication, the interests of the sender and the receiver/s of signals should be considered separately. When our goal is to understand the adaptive significance of specific responses to specific signals by ...
    • HST spectrum and timing of the ultra-compact X-ray binary candidate 47 Tuc X9 

      Tudor V; Miller-Jones JCA; Knigge C; Maccarone TJ; Tauris TM; Bahramian A; Chomiuk L; Heinke CO; Sivakoff GR; Strader J; Plotkin RM; Soria R; Albrow MD; Anderson GE; Berg MVD; Bernardini F; Bogdanov S; Britt CT; Russell DM; Zurek DR (2017)
      To confirm the nature of the donor star in the ultra-compact X-ray binary candidate 47 Tuc X9, we obtained optical spectra (3,000-10,000 Å) with the Hubble Space Telescope / Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. We find ...
    • Hubble flow variance and the cosmic rest frame 

      Wiltshire DL; Smale PR; Mattsson T; Watkins R (2013)
      We characterize the radial and angular variance of the Hubble flow in the composite sample of 4534 galaxies, on scales in which much of the flow is in the nonlinear regime. With no cosmological assumptions other than the ...
    • Hubble flow variance and the cosmic rest frame 

      Wiltshire, D.L.; Smale, P.R.; Mattsson, T.; Watkins, R. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2013)
      We characterize the radial and angular variance of the Hubble flow in the composite sample of 4534 galaxies, on scales in which much of the flow is in the nonlinear regime. With no cosmological assumptions other than the ...
    • Human gut microbiome changes during a 10 week randomised control trial for micronutrient supplementation in children with attention- deficit/ hyperactivity disorder 

      Stevens A; Purcell R; Eggleston M; Darling K; Kennedy M; Rucklidge J (2019)
      It has been widely hypothesized that both diet and the microbiome play a role in the regulation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviour. However, there has been very limited scientific investigation ...
    • Hunger-driven response by a nectar-eating jumping spider to specific phytochemicals 

      Nelson, X.J.; Jackson, R.R. (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2013)
      The jumping spider Evarcha culicivora (Salticidae) is has unusual links to Lantana camara, a plant species to which it is attracted. Three phytochemicals from the headspace of L. camara (1,8 cineole and especially ...
    • The IceCube realtime alert system 

      Aartsen MG; Ackermann M; Adams J; Aguilar JA; Ahlers M; Ahrens M; Altmann D; Andeen K; Anderson T; Ansseau I; Anton G; Archinger M; Argüelles C; Auffenberg J; Axani S; Bai X; Barwick SW; Baum V; Bay R; Beatty JJ; Becker Tjus J; Becker KH; BenZvi S; Berley D; Bernardini E; Bernhard A; Besson DZ; Binder G; Bindig D; Bissok M; Blaufuss E; Blot S; Bohm C; Börner M; Bos F; Bose D; Böser S; Botner O; Braun J; Brayeur L; Bretz HP; Bron S; Burgman A; Carver T; Casier M; Cheung E; Chirkin D; Christov A; Clark K; Classen L; Coenders S; Collin GH; Conrad JM; Cowen DF; Cross R; Day M; de André JPAM; De Clercq C; del Pino Rosendo E; Dembinski H; De Ridder S; Desiati P; de Vries KD; de Wasseige G; de With M; DeYoung T; Díaz-Vélez JC; di Lorenzo V; Dujmovic H; Dumm JP; Dunkman M; Eberhardt B; Ehrhardt T; Eichmann B; Eller P; Euler S; Evenson PA; Fahey S; Fazely AR; Feintzeig J; Felde J; Filimonov K; Finley C; Flis S; Fösig CC; Franckowiak A; Friedman E; Fuchs T; Gaisser TK; Gallagher J; Gerhardt L; Ghorbani K; Giang W; Gladstone L; Glauch T; Glüsenkamp T (2017)
      Although high-energy astrophysical neutrinos were discovered in 2013, their origin is still unknown. Aiming for the identification of an electromagnetic counterpart of a rapidly fading source, we have implemented a realtime ...
    • ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Circoviridae 

      Breitbart M; Delwart E; Rosario K; Segalés J; Varsani A; Lefkowitz EJ; Davison AJ; Siddell SG; Simmonds P; Adams MJ; Smith DB; Orton RJ; Harrach B (2017)
      © 2017, Microbiology Society. All rights reserved. The family Circoviridae comprises viruses with small, circular, single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) genomes, including the smallest known animal viruses. Members of this family ...
    • ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Circoviridae 

      Breitbart M; Delwart E; Rosario K; Segalés J; Varsani A; Lefkowitz EJ; Davison AJ; Siddell SG; Simmonds P; Adams MJ; Smith DB; Orton RJ; Harrach B (2017)
      © 2017, Microbiology Society. All rights reserved. The family Circoviridae comprises viruses with small, circular, single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) genomes, including the smallest known animal viruses. Members of this family ...
    • Identification of a Novel Circular DNA Virus in New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) Fecal Matter 

      Sikorski, A.; Dayaram, A.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2013)
      Fur seal feces-associated circular DNA virus (FSfaCV) is a novel virus isolated from the fecal matter of New Zealand fur seals. FSfaCV has two main open reading frames in its 2,925-nucleotide (nt) genome. The replicatio ...
    • Identifying a common backbone of interactions underlying food webs from different ecosystems 

      Mora BB; Gravel D; Gilarranz LJ; Poisot T; Stouffer DB (2018)
      © 2018 The Author(s). Although the structure of empirical food webs can differ between ecosystems, there is growing evidence of multiple ways in which they also exhibit common topological properties. To reconcile these ...
    • Identifying a common backbone of interactions underlying food webs from different ecosystems 

      Mora BB; Gravel D; Gilarranz LJ; Poisot T; Stouffer DB (2018)
      © 2018 The Author(s). Although the structure of empirical food webs can differ between ecosystems, there is growing evidence of multiple ways in which they also exhibit common topological properties. To reconcile these ...
    • Identifying accurate metagenome and amplicon software via a meta-analysis of sequence to taxonomy benchmarking studies 

      Gardner PP; Watson RJ; Morgan XC; Draper JL; Finn RD; Morales SE; Stott MB (2019)
      © Copyright 2019 Gardner et al. Metagenomic and meta-barcode DNA sequencing has rapidly become a widely-used technique for investigating a range of questions, particularly related to health and environmental monitoring. ...
    • Identifying visual targets amongst interfering distractors: Sorting out the roles of perceptual load, dilution, and attentional zoom 

      Cave, K.R.; Chen, Z. (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2016)
      Visual selection is imperfect; whenever a complex array of objects is processed, representations of multiple objects are likely to be active simultaneously. A full account of attentional processing must explain how these ...
    • Identity and semantic negative priming in rapid serial visual presentation streams 

      Li L; Neumann E; Chen Z (2017)
      In selective attention tasks, the efficiency of processing concurrently presented target and distractor stimuli in a given display is often influenced by the relationship these stimuli have with those in the previous ...
    • Immobilisation of tobacco etch virus (TEV) protease on a high surface area protein nanofibril scaffold. 

      Raynes JK; Domigan LJ; Pearce FG; Gerrard JA (2018)
      Tobacco etch virus (TEV) protease is widely used for the removal of poly-histidine affinity tags from proteins. In solution, it is a one-time use enzyme for tag cleavage that has low stability, and is therefore a good ...
    • Impact of ADHD on the neurocognitive functioning of adolescents with bipolar disorder 

      Rucklidge, J.J. (University of Canterbury. Psychology., 2006)
      Background: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (BD) has been associated with a number of neurocognitive deficits not dissimilar to ADHD. This study compared neuropsychological profiles of 4 groups of adolescents (14–17 years): ...
    • The impact of trout on galaxiid fishes in New Zealand 

      McIntosh AR; McHugh PA; Dunn NR; Goodman JM; Howard SW; Jellyman PG; O'Brien LK; Nyström P; Woodford DJ (NEW ZEALAND ECOL SOC, 2010)
      Compared with the effect of invaders on the native terrestrial fauna of New Zealand, interactions between native fishes and introduced trout (sports fish in the genera Salmo, Oncorhynchus and Salvelinus) are less well known ...
    • Impact of Volcanic Ash on Road and Airfield Surface Skid Resistance 

      Blake DM; Wilson TM; Cole JW; Deligne NI; Lindsay JM (2017)
      Volcanic ash deposited on paved surfaces during volcanic eruptions often compromises skid resistance, which is a major component of safety. We adopt the British pendulum test method in laboratory conditions to investigate ...