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    Radionuclide and stable elements in flora from Australian arid environments
    (Flinders University, 2021-04-30) Popelka-Filcoff, Rachel S; Rea, Maria Angelica; Johansen, Mathew P; Payne, Timothy E; Hirth, Gillian; Hondros, Jim; Pandelus, Samantha; Tucker, William; Duff, Tim; Green, Liesel; Stopic, Attila; Pring, Allan; Lenehan, Claire E
    Radiological impact assessments are an important tool for energy and resources industries and government safety regulators to assist in the protection of wildlife diversity, especially native species. Evaluations of radiological impacts to flora in the arid regions of Australia are currently based on international models that use predominately Northern Hemisphere data, with very limited Australian-specific data. This creates a degree of uncertainty in communicating the potential impact of relevant Australian assessments. The project aims to build an improved understanding of radionuclide concentration ratios and radionuclide pathways in arid Australian conditions and are expected to inform assessments in similar environmental conditions elsewhere. The dataset contains measurement of stable elements and radionuclides in soils and plants that were obtained from three regions in South Australia: Flinders Ranges, Pernatty and Roxby Downs region. Access to Australian specific data for use in radiological impact models provide a better understanding and more credible environmental impact assessment process based on more relevant local information.
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    Partially Penetrating Lake-Aquifer Interaction in a Laboratory-scale Tidal Setting
    (Flinders University, 2021-03-29) Jazayeri, Amir; Werner, Adrian; Cartwright, Nick
    Freshwater lakes close to the coast are important ecotones with strong functional dependency on ocean forces. Tides are likely to create dynamic lake-groundwater interactions, which have not been previously assessed for partially penetrating lakes. This study investigates tidal lake-groundwater interaction in a laboratory-scale aquifer cross-section with and without the existence of a partially penetrating lake. The experimental observations were reproduced by numerical models to allow for an in-depth evaluation of the experiments beyond those provided by direct measurements.
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    Effects of River Partial Penetration on the Occurrence of Riparian Freshwater Lenses: Experimental Investigation
    (Flinders University, 2021-02-05) Jazayeri, Amir; Werner, Adrian; Wu, Huiqiang; Lu, Chunhui
    Laboratory experiments and numerical modelling of the freshwater lens extent are used to provide physical verification (in light of limited examples of well-characterised field cases) of the analytical methodology, thereby evaluating the underlying assumptions. Parameter calibration and uncertainty analysis are applied to assess both the experimental conditions and the benefit of lens observations in applying the analytical approach. The experimental freshwater lens was reproduced by both analytical and numerical models.
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    Behavioural and heart rate responses to stressors in two populations of Little Penguins that differ in levels of human disturbance and predation risk
    (Flinders University, 2021-02-01) Schaefer, Rebecca; Colombelli-Négrel, Diane
    Dataset for report. Species that are constantly exposed to disturbances, such as human disturbance or non‐lethal contacts with predators or conspecifics, can experience chronic stress. Within a species range, variation in the frequency and predictability of such disturbances can lead to population differences in stress response. Here, we investigated the stress response of Little Penguins Eudyptula minor to an introduced predator and a conspecific at two South Australian colonies that differed in habitat, conspecifics density, levels of human disturbance and predation risk (high, low). We used playback experiments of Cat Felis catus or Little Penguin calls and recorded the behaviour and physiological (heart rate) response of adults in relation to playback type (Cat, Penguin) as well as habitat characteristics (habitat type, nest type, nest visibility) and number of conspecifics present. Our results showed that individuals from the high disturbance colony (also living in a mixed habitat with fewer neighbours) exhibited higher vigilance and heart rate responses than individuals from the low disturbance colony (living in a closed habitat with a high number of neighbours). Our results highlight that guidelines for managing Penguin species cannot be generalised across populations and need to be colony‐specific.
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    Genetic data of little penguins collected at eight colonies in South Australia between 2011 and 2014
    (Flinders University, 2020-06-09) Colombelli-Négrel, Diane; Slender, Amy; Bradford, Tessa; Bertozzi, Terry; Graf, Scarlett S.; Gardner, Michael George
    Genetic data of little penguins analysed with next generation sequencing. The data were obtained from 75 penguins across eight colonies in South Australia. Related dataset: "Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) RADseq illumina sequencing RAW output"
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    Pilbara groundwater dissolved gas data
    (Flinders University, 2020-05-28) Poulsen, David; Cook, Peter; Dogramaci, Shawan
    This dataset pertains to groundwater samples collected from 55 wells associated with iron ore mining activities in the Pilbara. The table includes well details, analytical results for sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), chlorofluorocarbons (CFC-12), Argon and Nitrogen dissolved in groundwater, calculated excess air, and corrected SF6 and CFC-12 values for the sampled wells. This data is referenced in: Poulsen, D. L., Cook, P. G., & Dogramaci, S. (2020). Excess Air Correction of SF 6 and Other Dissolved Gases in Groundwater Impacted by Compressed Air From Drilling or Well Development. Water Resources Research, 56(8).
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    Campaspe Catchment SW and GW Data (2016-2017)
    (Flinders University, 2020-03) Bouchez, Camille; Cook, Peter
    The dataset consists of Campaspe River discharge data as well as Campaspe river and groundwater geochemical data (major ions, water stable isotopes, 222 Radon) measured by our team between 2016 and 2017. The dataset also contains a link to all relevant information regarding the numerical model.
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    An evaluation of the nexus between labour migration, remittances and the wellbeing of migrants and their families in Timor-Leste : Some key findings from a pilot survey conducted in Timor-Leste 2019
    (Flinders University, 2020-03-06) Saikia, Udoy; Schech, Susanne; Dasvarma, Gouranga; Chalmers, James
    The findings presented here are from a pilot research conducted in Dili, Timor-Leste in the month of April/May 2019. This pilot research was funded by Flinders University. Ethics approval for the same was obtained from Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee of Flinders University. The questionnaire used for this pilot was developed in consultation with SEPFOPE (Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policies) and General Directorate of Statistics (Statistics-TL), Government of Timor-Leste, and the United Nations Development Programme, Timor-Leste. The data were collected by a team of field investigators from Statistics-TL. The research tool that we developed for the full-fledged project and its pilot study investigates the remittance workers’ experiences as a whole by using a multi-dimensional framework. This framework considers five dimensions of life satisfaction at a household level, namely standard of living, education, health (psychological/ emotional), community vitality and cultural vitality, and three specific dimensions of wellbeing and capability at an individual level, namely economic, knowledge/skills, and health. The pilot survey comprises a blend of objective and subjective questions. A total of 30 (18 males and 12 females) Timorese seasonal workers who worked in Australia during the period 2016-2018 under Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program (SWP) and since returned to Dili, Timor-Leste were surveyed. The findings presented here in Figures 1 through 13 are based on an analysis of individual level data.
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    Neural motor complexes propagate continuously along the full length of mouse small intestine and colon, supplementary tables
    (Flinders University, 2019-11-01) Spencer, Nicholas John; Costa, Marcello; Hibberd, Timothy J; Keightley, Lauren; Wiklendt, Lucasz; Arkwright, John W; Dinning, Philip; Brookes, Simon Jonathan
    Five supplementary data tables to accompany the publication entitled: “Neural motor complexes propagate continuously along the full length of mouse small intestine and colon”. Table 1 describes the extent of motor complexes according to their type of propagation. Table 2 and 3 describes the numbers and proportions of antegrade, retrograde and simultaneous motor complexes that occurred in the small intestine, colon or across the full intestine under control conditions and after the addition of the cholinesterase inhibitor, physostigmine (1 µM). Table 4 describes the total counts and proportions of motor complexes in small intestine, colon and full intestine under control conditions and in physostigmine (1 µM). Table 5 shows the lengths of motor complexes per propagation type under control conditions and in physostigmine (1 µM).
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    Effectiveness of novel fabrics to resist punctures and lacerations from white shark (Carcharodon carcharias): implications to reduce injuries from shark bites
    (Flinders University, 2019-10-21) Huveneers, Charlie; Whitmarsh, Sasha; Amin, Dhara B; Costi, John Jack; Dennis, Joshua D
    Increases in the number of shark bites, along with increased media attention on shark-human interactions has led to growing interest in preventing injuries from shark bites through the use of personal mitigation measures. The leading cause of fatality from shark bite victims is blood loss; thus reducing haemorrhaging may provide additional time for a shark bite victim to be attended to by emergency services. Despite previous shark-proof suits being bulky and cumbersome, new technological advances in fabric has allowed the development of lightweight alternatives that can be incorporated onto traditional wetsuits. The ability for these fabrics to withstand shark bites has not been scientifically tested. In this report, we compared two types of recently developed protective fabrics that incorporated ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre onto neoprene (SharkStop and ArmourTX) and compared them to standard neoprene alternatives. We tested nine different fabric variants using three different tests, laboratory-based puncture and laceration tests, along with field-based trials involving white sharks Carcharodon carcharias. Field-based trials consisted of measuring C. carcharias bite force and quantifying damages to the new fabrics following a bite from 3–4 m total length C. carcharias. We found that SharkStop and ActionTX fabric variants were more resistant to puncture, laceration, and bites from C. carcharias. More force was required to puncture the new fabrics compared to control fabrics (laboratory-based tests), and cuts made to the new fabrics were smaller and shallower than those on standard neoprene for both types of test, i.e. laboratory and field tests. Our results showed that UHMWPE fibre increased the resistance of neoprene to shark bites. Although the use of UHMWPE fibre (e.g. SharkStop and ArmourTX) may therefore reduce blood loss resulting from a shark bite, research is needed to assess if the reduction in damages to the fabrics extends to human tissues and decreases injuries.
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    Supplementary Materials. Modelling files for "Evaporation and salt accumulation effects on riparian freshwater lenses"
    (Flinders University, 2019-10-21) Werner, Adrian D; America, Ilja; Zhang, Chenming; van der Zee, Sjoerd
    The files are input files for SUTRASET, the code used to simulate floodplain flow and transport for the manuscript: "Evaporation and salt accumulation effects on riparian freshwater lenses"
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    Analysis of 51 breast cancer susceptibility genes in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation-negative individuals from a South Australian cohort
    (Flinders University, 2019-09-22) Thompson-Peach, Chloe; Lower, Karen Marie; Michael, Michael Zenon; Grist, Scott Andrew
    These files contain individually sequenced and pooled sequencing data for the analysis of 51 hereditary and putative breast cancer susceptibility genes in BRCA1/2 mutation-negative individuals. All individuals included in this study had familial (or suspected inherited) breast and/or ovarian cancer and had been referred for genetic screening. Screening did not identify any pathogenic mutations within BRCA1/2. All sequencing was carried out using the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine or Ion Torrent using a custom AmpliSeq gene panel. The BED files for the designed gene panel have been provided. The individually sequenced data folder contains deidentified raw sequencing data for 42 individuals. The pooled data folders contains sequencing data from 4 pools, each containing 25 individuals. Sequencing data was either provided as .fastq or .BAM, so files of each sequencing format have been provided for the initial analysis. Data can be analysed using any genomics analysis programs or algorithms (CLC Genomics Workbench and Ion Reporter were used successfully in this study). An additional 89 individually sequenced files and 4 pooled samples are available by emailing Data consists of 3 zip files (6.5Gb compressed (zipped) to 3.34Gb), plus a text ReadMe file: -BED_files - 3x .bed files (26Kb) -Individual_Data - 4 Folders (1.7Gb) --Run 1 (3 samples) .fastq files --Run 2 (10 samples) .fastq files --Run 3 (29 samples) .fastq files --Run 6 (1 sample) .bam file -Pooled_data (1.8Gb) --Pool 1 (fastq).fastq --Pool 6 (fastq).fastq --Pool 11 (fastq).fastq --Pool7 (BAM).bam -ReadMe.txt (2Kb) Additional 89 individually sequenced files and 4 pooled samples is approximately 44Gb (uncompressed). Genes included in the custom AmpliSeq panel were : ATF1, ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRCC3, BRIP1, CDH1,CDKN1A, CDKN2A, CHEK1, CHEK2, CKS1B, E2F1, E2F2, E2F3, E2F4, E2F5, E2F6, EP300, FAM175A, GADD45A, HLTF, HMMR, KAT2B, MRE11A, NBN, NQO2, PALB2, PKMYT1, PRKDC, RAD50, RAD51, RAD51C, RAD51D, RBL1, RBL2, RFC2, RFC3, RFC4, RFC5, RPA1, RPRM, RPS6KA1, SFN, SLC19A1, SMARCD2, TP53, UIMC1, WEE1, XRCC2
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    Electroreception in early vertebrates
    (Flinders UIniversity, 2017-11) King, Benedict; Long, John A
    This data contains 7 CT scans of early vertebrate fossils from the Devonian period: Eastmanosteus postsuborbital MVP231104 Kimberleyichthys postsuborbital ANUV1037 Parabuchanosteus suborbital ANUV1686 Torosteus postsuborbital MVP230808 Torosteus suborbital MVP230808 Ligulalepis skull ANUV3628
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    Frontier Conflict and the Native Mounted Police in Queensland
    (Flinders University, 2019) Burke, Heather Daphne; Wallis, Lynley Anne; Barker, Bryce; Cole, Noelene; Davidson, Iain; Hatte, Elizabeth
    Frontier Conflict and the Native Mounted Police in Queensland contains archival, oral historical and archaeological (site and artefact level) data relating to the lives and activities of the Native Mounted Police in Qld from 1848 until 1904.
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    SEAWAT input files - tidal propagation circular aquifer
    (Flinders University, 2019-08) Werner, Adrian D; Solorzano-Rivas, Cristina
    Input files that contain parameterization of the aquifer we are simulating (e.g., the hydraulic properties, geometry, etc.) as well as some information to solve the numerical model (e.g., solvers). These input files are standard files required by SEAWAT (model to simulate variable-density groundwater flow) in order to run the model, these can have free format or some standards specified by the model. In our case, we use free format. They can be read in any text editor and they have been created using some standard packages used in Python.
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    Theoretical Streamflow Generation Modelling
    (Flinders University, 2019-07-23) Gutierrez-Jurado, Karina; Shanafield, Margaret; Partington, Dan J
    Input files for the theoretical modelling excercise and selected simulation outputs used to perform the analysis for the article “What triggers streamflow for Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams?”
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    Australian Cinemas Map
    (Flinders University, 2016-03-03) Maltby, Richard George; Walsh, Michael David
    AusCinema is based on information about the location of film exhibition in Australia in the period from 1948 to 1971. It uses information from the Annual Reports of Film Weekly, Australia’s national trade publication from its 1948/49 edition until it ceased publication in 1971. Each year, Film Weekly published a comprehensive list of screening venues, along with seating capacity and operator. This is an important time of transition in film exhibition. At the end of WW2, the cinema was a dominant form of leisure and entertainment. Following this a number of factors such as suburbanisation, the baby boom, the introduction of television and the expansion of alternative leisure activities caused radical readjustments in cinema exhibition.
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    Irish Place Names in Australia
    (Flinders University, 2016-02-24) Lonergan, Dymphna; Hannan , Katie
    This research collection of Irish place names is a bi-product of Dr Dymphna Lonergan's research into the Irish language in Australia. It looks at those Irish pioneers whose history is reflected in place names in South Australia. It looks especially at the first ten years when many of the recognisable Irish place names in South Australia evolved. These place names tell an important story of pioneer Irish people who chose South Australia as their New Erin in the South Seas.
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    Turner’s Paddock
    (Flinders University, 2016-01-14) Gorman, Alice Claire; Gorey, Kathleen
    Turner’s Paddock, known officially as Park 23, is located in the parklands on the western edge of Adelaide. It is fairly representative of refuse dumps around Adelaide from that period (Piddock 1992). The site is located adjacent to Burbridge Road and the West Terrace Cemetery. The site was used not long after the formation of the colony and continued into the early twentieth century. The name of Turner’s Paddock came from the 1920s when it was used by Turner’s Butchers for pasturing their horses (Piddock 1992).