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  • Dataset
    Chimpanzee elemental maps [Dataset]
    Smith, Tanya; Arora, Manish; Bharatiya, Mehar; Leonard, Nicole; Zhao, Jian-xin; Austin, Christine (2024-04-24)

    Quantitative maps of five elements (Ba, Li, Pb, Sr, Zn) in 12 chimpanzee teeth, in support of Smith et al. (2024) Brief Communication: Trace Element Patterns in Juvenile Wild Chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology (volume and page numbers forthcoming). Educational and research use permitted with attribution to the original manuscript and data url.

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    Contribution of soil seed banks to vegetation resilience in coastal freshwater wetlands of subtropical Australia [Dataset]
    Grieger, Rebekah; Capon, Samantha J; Hadwen, Wade L; Mackey, Brendan (2024-01-17)

    Questions: What role do soil seed banks play in the resilience of coastal freshwater wetland vegetation communities? How might soil seed bank composition and similarity to standing vegetation drive changes in vegetation expression, particularly given projected changes in climate? Location: Sixty wooded coastal freshwater wetlands in southeast Queensland, Australia Methods: We surveyed standing vegetation and investigated soil seed bank composition through an 8-month long emergence experiment. Results: Soil seed bank assemblages were dominated by forb and sedge species (23 % exotic), but composition varied throughout the study region. Spatial (north-south) and land use (urban-rural) gradients explained some variation in soil seed bank composition. Soil moisture and groundwater dependence also influenced species distributions, particularly for freshwater wetland species. Similarity of soil seed banks to standing vegetation was low. Species present in both extant and soil seed bank assemblages were commonly native wetland taxa, including one saltmarsh species (Juncus kraussii). Conclusions: Projected climatic changes will likely drive changes in coastal freshwater wetland vegetation communities through increases in the frequency and intensity of disturbances (e.g., storm surge). Our results suggest that regeneration from soil seed banks could promote four potential scenarios; 1) expansion of weed communities, 2) expansion of saltmarsh communities, 3) maintenance and expansion of wetland/terrestrial species, and 4) transformation to an unvegetated open water zone due to reduced regeneration success under changing conditions. These diverse vegetation futures highlight the vulnerability of wooded coastal freshwater wetlands and the need for research and management interventions to maintain their biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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    Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination (QoVAX) Safety and Efficacy Trial Pilot Study in adults aged 18 years and over [Dataset]
    Davies, Janet; Gregory, Rebecca; Hung, Jacky; Choy, Benson; Zournazi, Anna; Turner, Danielle; Vardon, Peter; Ward, Selina; Wailan, Alexander; Hermith-Ramirez, Diana-Patricia (2023-07-03)

    The QoVax SET research pilot study is designed to investigate intrinsic and extrinsic host and viral determinants of vaccine safety, immunity and efficacy in Queensland. Specifically, the QoVax SET Program seeks to determine whether the vaccines administered by Queensland Health facilities are safe and effective in the Queensland community to: Induce SARS-CoV2 immunity; Limit the severity of virus-induced disease, and; Sustain immunity and protection from SARS-CoV2 disease in QLD.

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    Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination (QoVAX) Safety and Efficacy Trial Program: Mixed Dose 1 and 2 Study [Dataset]
    Davies, Janet; O'Grady, Kerry-Ann; Gregory, Rebecca; Keller, Jacqui; Hung, Jacky; Choy, Benson; Wong, Ides; Vardon, Peter; Zournazi, Anna; Turner, Danielle; Ward, Selina; Wailan, Alexander; Hermith-Ramirez, Diana-Patricia (2023-06-30)

    The overarching primary research question for the QoVax SET Mixed Dose 1 and 2 study is: In the Queensland community, do heterologous COVID-19 vaccine doses 1 and 2 compared with homologous doses 1 and 2, offer higher recall levels of spike IgG, spike IgA, neutralizing IgG, and cell mediated immunity at 4 months post dose 2. The QoVAX Mixed Dose 1 and 2 study will address these specific research questions;

    1. What are the host intrinsic (HLA type, genetic traits, immunological T and B cell receptor repertoires) and extrinsic factors (socio-economic health determinants, environmental exposures e.g. smoking) associated with variation in immune outcomes following vaccination?
    2. Do members of the community who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait and/or South Sea Islander, or as being from diverse ethnic backgrounds, show similar vaccine responses?
    3. Do certain pre-existing health conditions (autoimmunity, cancer, immunodeficiency), and medication use effect response variation of primary immune outcome measures? Further research objectives are to investigate medium-term health outcomes of vaccinated research participants at 12 months following recruitment, to identify factors associated with i) safety outcomes, and ii) vaccine efficacy outcomes in the study cohort.
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    Climate change mitigation and improvement of water quality from the restoration of a subtropical coastal wetland
    Adame, Maria Fernanda; Iram, Naima; Lovelock, Catherine; Baker, Tallis; Maher, Damien (2022)

    Coastal wetland restoration is an important activity to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, improve water quality, and reach the Sustainable Development Goals. However, there are still many uncertainties on achieving, measuring, and reporting success from coastal wetland restoration. We measured levels of carbon (C) abatement and nitrogen (N) removal potential of restored coastal wetlands in subtropical Queensland. The site was originally a supratidal forest comprised of Melaleuca spp. that was cleared and drained in the 1990s for sugarcane production. In 2010, tidal inundation was reinstated, and a mosaic of coastal vegetation (saltmarsh, mangroves, and supratidal forests) emerged. We measured soil GHG fluxes (CH4, N2O, CO2) and sequestration of organic C in the trees and soil to estimate the net C abatement associated with the reference, converted, and restored sites. To assess the influence of restoration on water quality improvement, we measured denitrification and soil N accumulation. We calculated C abatement of 18.5 Mg CO2-eq ha-1 y-1 when sugarcane land transitioned to supratidal forests, 11.0 Mg CO2-eq ha-1 y-1 when transitioned to mangroves and 6.2 Mg CO2-eq ha-1 y-1 when transitioned to saltmarsh. The C abatement was due to tree growth, soil accumulation, and reduced N2O emissions due to the cessation of fertilisation. Carbon abatement was still positive, even accounting for CH4 emissions, which increased in the wetlands due to flooding and N2O production due to enhanced levels of denitrification. Coastal wetland restoration in this subtropical setting effectively reduces CO2 emissions while providing additional co-benefits, notably water quality improvement.

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    Asthma, allergic rhinitis and BVOCs from plants
    Gibbs, JEM (2001)

    Project data from Asthma Foundation of Qld grant 2000-2001; Asthma and allergic rhinitis symptoms and various BVOCS, pollution, pollen, fungi, and meteorological variables.

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    Ecolabelling for an informed choice dataset
    Millington, Mariah; Balcombe, Stephen; Holmes, Bonnie (2023)

    This dataset contains 1. advertisements of freshwater ornamental fish from 17 online pet stores based in Queensland, Australia, obtained between March to May 2020 including the at-purchase biological information, value, and ecolabelling provided (Advertisements tab), and 2. biological information on freshwater ornamental fish from five prominent hobbyist websites (Ecolabel data tab). The provision of ecolabelling (i.e., biological information on maximum length, temperament, and life expectancy) in these advertisements was a key component of the research based on this data. After recording presence/absence of ecolabelling in the 17 stores, we further explored ecolabelling through investigating the accuracy of ecolabelling data provided in six randomly selected stores against the mean biological information attained from five prominent hobbyist websites, with a 20% confidence interval range.

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    Moonie River Golden Perch PVA modelling results
    Bond, Nick R. (2015)

    Dataset summarising results from running a stochastic population model for Golden Perch under a range of different climate and water extraction scenarios.

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    Braided Channels
    FitzSimons, Patricia (2010)

    The Braided Channels Research Collection includes materials collected on Australia women, land and history in the Channel country between 2000 and 2002. The collection is constructed from some 70 hours of oral history interviews with twenty-seven women from Australia’s Channel Country, together with archival film, transcripts, photos and music. Users of the Braided Channel Collection should be aware that it may include images of deceased persons. In some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, seeing images of deceased persons may cause distress or sadness and, in some cases, offend against strongly held cultural traditions.

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    Agisoft Metashape project of chiaroscuro datasets: rock, tree, and Koonalda Cave finger flutings
    Jalandoni, Andrea (2023)

    Photogrammetry project to view photographs and resulting 3D models

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    Micro-CT scan data for fossil dinosaur bones
    Bishop, Peter James J. (2021)

    This completed dataset contains image Micro-CT scan for fossil dinosaur bones. Please see papers for more details

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    Hyperspectral Image Datasets for Sugarcane Disease
    Zhou, Jun; Bao, Dong (2023)

    This is a hyperspectral imaging dataset on sugarcane disease detection. The datasets include two subsets for mosaic and smut diseases respectively.

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    Fly-through of Gua Sireh pointcloud
    Jalandoni, Andrea T. (2023-01-09)

    Video of fly-through of Gua Sireh pointcloud. Collected with BLK360 and Canon 6D with 35mm lens. Reality Capture used to create pointcloud and fly-through.

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    Three datasets pertaining to Australians' perceptions of climate change
    Reser, Joseph P.; Bradley, Graham (2011)

    These are three SPSS data files that contain responses from a total of over 7000 Australians to anonymous questionnaire-based surveys conducted in 2010 and 2011 regarding their understandings and responses to climate change. This project involved two large surveys of a total of more than 7000 Australians conducted in 2010 and 2011. The surveys obtained information via anonymous e-questionnaires. Questions pertained participants' understandings and responses to climate change and natural disasters. Key variables included climate change/natural disaster/extreme weather experiences, beliefs, knowledge, risk perceptions, concerns, distress, self- and collective-efficacy, personal norms, psychological adaptation, and pro-environmental behaviours.

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    Patient-specific left heart models for in-silico and in-vitro modelling
    Garrick, Kristy May (2022)

    The present dataset consists of .stl files of patient-specific models created from 20 patients CT scans. Models included in the dataset are of the left atrium and ventricle. Models were constructed, when available, at the optimal diastole and systolic point. Models are also available, where possible, of the aorta and the left ventricular myocardium. The allocation “CTMRIx” has been provided for model grouping.

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    PAIn Study: Personal activity intelligence (PAI) e-health program in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    Coombes, Brooke (2022-05)

    Participants with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) not currently meeting exercise guidelines were recruited into a 12-week prospective cohort study. Participants used a wrist-worn heart rate monitor and smartphone app to provide personalised information on physical activity accumulated over the previous seven days (PAI score). In weeks 1-4 (phase 1), participants attended weekly 2-hour e-health sessions involving exercise and behaviour-change counselling. In weeks 5-12 (phase 2), participants performed self-directed exercise. Program completion rates, satisfaction, PAI scores and adverse events were recorded. Ecological momentary assessment was used to evaluate changes in DPN symptoms and effect sizes.

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    Image of central portion of Marra Wonga
    Jalandoni, Andrea (2022-05)

    Gigapixel image of the central portion of Marra Wonga rock art site. Collected with a Gigapan Epic Pro, Canon 6D, 100mm lens. Photostitched using Adobe Photoshop

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    Datasets relating to Studies 1 and 2 reported in the paper, The Development and Psychometric Properties of a Scalable Digital Measure of Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Middle Childhood
    Freiberg, Kate; Homel, Ross; Branch, Sara (2022)

    The need for a new measure of social-emotional wellbeing for children 6-12 years emerged in our collaboration with schools and community agencies in a disadvantaged region of Brisbane, Australia. Our search for an age-appropriate medium led us to develop Clowning Around, a computer game generating data which was assessed for validity and reliability in Study 1 (n=3,461), revealing four wellbeing factors with satisfactory properties. The imperative to support autonomous use at scale led to development of the Rumble’s Quest user management system and game app, incorporating a slightly modified version of the measure. Reassessment of the factor structure (Study 2: n=4,333) supported Study 1 results but extended subfactors to five: Educational Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Emotional Wellbeing, Protective Contexts, Behavior Regulation. The measure exhibits sound convergent and concurrent validity and is a reliable and practical tool for service planning, evaluation, and monitoring child wellbeing trends. Methodology is in the paper. 4 data files: 1. N=3461 Clowning Around factor analysis 2. Convergent validation data for CA N=1822 3. Test-retest N=347 for CA 4. Rumble’s Quest factor analysis N=4333

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    Southern hemisphere humpback whale lipid-adjusted blubber and skin biopsy data used for bulk stable isotope analysis to evaluate methodology utilized for long-term dietary monitoring
    Eggebo, June; Groβ, Jasmin; Bengtson Nash, Susan (2022)

    Blubber and skin are commonly used tissues in stable isotope analysis for the purpose of investigating cetacean diet. Critical comparison of tissue-specific isotopic signals is, however, lacking resulting in uncertainty surrounding the representativeness and therefore utility of different tissues for accurate determination of recent foraging. Paired blubber and skin biopsy samples were collected from free-swimming southern hemisphere humpback whales in SE Queensland Australia between 2008 and 2018 as part of long-term monitoring under the Humpback Whale Sentinel Program. A total of 171 paired biopsies were included in this study, were the authors recorded migration direction (north or south) and sex (male or female). Both tissues were treated for lipid correction: blubber was applied a solvent lipid extraction; a modified methanol-dichloromethane-water method, whilst skin was applied a mathematical mass-balance model for lipid correction. Significant differences were observed for both δ13C and δ15N between lipid-extracted blubber and lipid-corrected skin tissue, flagging previously undocumented methodological considerations, and the need for method validation and standardisation in application of these approaches. This study therefore advances methodological aspects of cetacean dietary analysis. This is of elevated importance in the context of rapidly changing ocean ecosystems.

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    Predicted future surface water extent across river networks in South-east Queensland and systematic prioritisation to sustain freshwater biodiversity
    Yu, Songyan (2021)

    To inform the spatial distribution of dry-season aquatic refuges in rivers, we developed statistical models to predict surface water extent across river networks in South-east Queensland for both a historical period (1999-2018) and four future periods (2020-2039, 2040-2059, 2060-2079, and 2080-2099) under three climate change projections. The statistical models used inputs from the hydro-climatic simulations from the National Hydrological Projections and several environmental attributes from the Geofabric data set (both developed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)). We further applied a systematic planning algorithm to prioritise stream segments for efficient management. The prioritisation was based on hydrological factors (e.g., the predicted surface water extent) and simulated spatial distribution of 25 freshwater species sourced from Rose et al. (2016). Rose, P.M., Kennard, M.J., Moffatt, D.B., Sheldon, F., Butler, G.L., 2016. Testing Three Species Distribution Modelling Strategies to Define Fish Assemblage Reference Conditions for Stream Bioassessment and Related Applications. PLoS One, 11(1): e0146728. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0146728