About the Authors

Stephan T. Leu

stephan.leu@flinders.edu.au

Current address: School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Affiliation School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Martin J. Whiting

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Michael J. Mahony

Affiliation School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have the following competing interest: STL was funded by a Port Waratah Coal Services Limited (PWCS) grant while conducting the study. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: STL MJM. Performed the experiments: STL. Analyzed the data: STL MJW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJM. Wrote the paper: STL MJW.